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Daily review 05/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:27 pm, November 5th, 2019 - 19 comments
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19 comments on “Daily review 05/11/2019 ”

  1. A 1

    Thinking of the horses today

  2. Anne 2

    Winston’s court case: time-line courtesy of RNZ:
    19th June 2017
    CEO at MSD told of the over-payment of Peters’ superannuation.

    27th July 2017
    CEO at MSD discusses matter with SSC.

    July – no date
    MSD advises Peters by way of letter about over-payment .

    31st July
    CEO at MSD tells AnneTolley about over-payment.

    1st August 2017
    SSC tells Paula Benefit about over-payment

    15th August
    Tolley is told by MSD they are satisfied with outcome of meeting with Peters.

    27TH August 2017
    Peters issues a media statement.

    28th August 2017
    MSD and IRD confirm they are investigating leak.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/election-2017/338250/timeline-winston-peters-superannuation-overpayments-saga

    Now here is the interesting bit:
    1) Andrew Little announced on the morning of the 31st July he was going to step down as L.P. leader. Later that same day CEO at MSD tells Anne Tolley about the over-payment.

    2) Jacinda Ardern becomes the new leader of the L.P. on the morning of the 1st August. On the same day the SSC tells Paula Benefit about the over-payment.

    Coincidence?
    The defendants will no doubt argue it was coincidence. I say bullshit. Such coincidences in the political arena do not happen.

  3. joe90 3

    An unfair economic burden on the US economy. Fuckers.

    • Macro 3.1

      https://www.citizen.org/article/lost-safeguards/

      Overview: Public Protections Under Attack

      Since taking office, the President Donald Trump and conservatives in Congress have rolled back hundreds of commonsense safeguards at the behest of regulated industries that would have protected ordinary Americans, our environment and our economy. Voters did not ask for these deregulatory rollbacks and do not support them. Polls show overwhelming bipartisan support for stronger safeguards and tougher enforcement.

      The 27 lost safeguards described below are intended to be a snapshot of what Americans have lost or are in the process of losing. These rules were selected because the harms to the public are particularly widespread, alarming or insidious – and because they illustrate the diverse range of issues, communities and constituencies harmed by deregulation.

      The list of regulatory roll backs under the Trump administration are staggering in their scope and severity. America is now returning to the wild west of lawlessness and the rule of the strongest (richest). Notably this is not aiding American companies for export – Taiwan for instance has just banned Quaker Oats as the levels of glyphosate in the US cereal is way too high.

      • mac1 3.1.1

        The company has never had any ties with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). When the company was being built up, Quaker businessmen were known for their honesty (truth is often considered a Quaker testimony). The Straight Dope writes "According to the good folks at Quaker Oats, the Quaker Man was America's first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal, his registration taking place on September 4th, 1877."

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaker_Oats_Company

        Friends are not happy to be associated with such a product. One of "Quaker's" subsidiary companies during WW2 manufactured munitions for the American military. It has had a history of concern about its quality regarding trans fats and earlier tests involving radioactive calcium and iron.

        • Macro 3.1.1.1

          The problem is mac – the US EPA – ironically established under the Nixon Administration – has under the Trump administration been turned into the opposite of what it was originally founded to be. The fox is now in charge of the hen house and the destruction of safeguards established over the past few decades are now well and truly trashed. The environmental consequences, as outlined in the above report I linked to, are staggering,

          • mac1 3.1.1.1.1

            I had a chat with a scientist friend this morning, highly respected in his field (heh!), after my comment above. He told me that glysophate was used in the US to ensure that crops ripened at the same time for more efficient harvesting. I presume that this glysophate was ending up as a residue in such foods as oats.

            Also that, in NZ, we have developed over some twenty years glysophate resistant rye grass in vineyards; and that in Golden Bay famers who conscientiously sprayed for buttercup in pasture succeeded in developing herbicide-resistant buttercup over a period.

  4. joe90 4

    Just what we need.

    /

    It tries (I think) to make a case that it is our experience of "the darkness" that ultimately brings us close to God, referencing Psalm 88 and Greta Thunberg. But it's studded with tropes from far-right conspiracies: Soros, Saul Alinsky, et al.

    Heilmann tells his congregation that Thunberg has an "eco-coach" funded by Soros. This is a straight-up conspiracy theory originally aired on the website Europe Reloaded, which rails against "globalists" and the climate change "hoax". Fact-checkers have found this theory wanting.

    Heilmann tries to be even-handed (there's nothing wrong with protest, etc), but the fact he's quoting this kind of thing seems notable. It's an interesting environment for a prospective Prime Minister to emerge from.

    Update: just browsed Heilmann's twitter. He thinks Brexit and MAGA are "really good", that Trump is the victim of a conspiracy by "the administrative state" and climate change isn't real. Frets about "globalist" Clinton-Soros plans for a "one world order". Etc, etc. Crikey.

    He also retweets some pretty scary accounts, including True Pundit, source of some really ghastly fabricated news stories, including the claim that NYPD seized Hilary's emails as part of child sex trafficking investigation. Loves Tulsi Gabbard.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1191501840489148416.html

    • weka 4.1

      normal outlier weird, but not good with a future leader. I've got a post going up in the morning.

      • Anne 4.1.1

        Please enlighten me someone. I don't do twitter and tbh don't understand how it works.

        Is this fellow Luxon a weirdo fundamentalist Christian who believes in weirdo fake conspiracy theories and supports the weirdo US President?

        • Macro 4.1.1.1

          Yes.
          At least his Pastor is – so I guess we can assume he he is sympathetic to his religious leaders views.

          • Anne 4.1.1.1.1

            What's the matter with these Nats? They live in a false touchy, feely (with their own kind) cocoon so far removed from reality they are potentially dangerous.

            I'd rather have Simon Bridges. He's an idiot but at least he's a relatively normal idiot.

            • greywarshark 4.1.1.1.1.1

              Edit
              That's not a Pastor, that is a leader of a political activist group. It is something to be careful of, when you go to church and the leader starts spouting political stuff. It is only a short step to the Exclusive Brethren where the leader holds that everybody else is a lower form of person.

              • ianmac

                hard to keep up but is this fundamentalist text what is being talked about. Seems strange to have modern concerns justified by ancient mumbo?

                https://upperroom.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2019/10/PSALM-88-Darkness-to-light.pdf

                • Anne

                  That is crazy mumbo jumbo. I presume the pastor of the church Luxon belongs to wrote it. He's nuts. That somebody who wants to be prime minister should follow his teachings tells me he shouldn't be allowed near parliament let alone be PM.

                  He can't spell Ardern (Aderne) and speaks of her as… having no principles because she can't afford to have any principles. 😯 Good grief.

                  Oops: just discovered weka’s post. All explained.

        • weka 4.1.1.2

          Anne, re twitter, if you click on the white space beside Brown's name, the tweet thread will open so you can see the discussion. Clicking on date stamps will do the same thing.

    • Macro 4.2

      OMG!

      The last thing the world – and NZ – needs is another tRump.

      The Ukraine fiasco is the direct result of an ignoramus fear mongering conspiracy theories.

    • Ad 4.3

      Oh please.

      The current Prime Minister was a full-on global socialist leader.

      Our world has not exploded as a result.

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