Daily Review 06/06/2018

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15 comments on “Daily Review 06/06/2018”

  1. Tamati Tautuhi 1

    Manager of CBA Bank in Aus sacked and company fined $750 million, so our banks are squeaky clean ?

    • adam 1.1

      And our troops in Iraq are just training…

      • Wayne 1.1.1

        Adam,

        I am pretty sure that is exactly what the training team (about 170 in total) are doing (and only doing).

        There are some intelligence officers (very small number) in coalition headquarters who are obviously not training. These headquarters are vast affairs with literally hundreds of people from virtually every western defence force on duty at any point in time.

        There is a vast amount of intelligence material that has to be collated and presented in a coherent manner to enable the commanders to make operational decisions. Collating and organising that information is what the intelligence officers will be be doing. For instance which ISIS people are where, and what are their likely intentions.

        • adam 1.1.1.1

          So no kiwi General ording the dropping of bombs, nor an active SAS in country.

          My sources paint a different picture than yours wayne. In a way I hope your right, but even us being active in intelligence is somthing which I don’t support. This was a illegal war, and why we thought to join it at a latter date, dumbfounds me.

        • One Two 1.1.1.2

          pretty sure

          You’re not convinced either, Wayne…

  2. Muttonbird 2

    Nice ratepayer bailout for the failed Bella Vista development. Tauranga residents should be furious about this, all of who are now having to pay for slack right-wing policy.

    As I understand it this was yet another catastrophe brought about by zero regulation by the Tauranga council who preferred to allow cowboy developers and builders to self regulate on key sign-offs.

    This behaviour is staple for the last National government who love to cut red tape whenever they see it. The leaky building crisis was brought about by the National government previous to this one.

    Let’s be clear here. The way to building safe and strong future communities is not to cut red tape and allow greedy bogans to check their own work.

    You have to wonder what the mp for Tauranga’s role in all this hands-off governance is. What’s his name now? I forget…

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/bay-of-plenty/104480340/jilted-bella-vista-homeowners-to-learn-their-fate-after-tauranga-council-meeting

    • Tamati Tautuhi 2.1

      Obviously no one learn’t anything from the leaky homes crisis ?

      • soddenleaf 2.1.1

        Deregulation means no check on scam unless the industry body has a backbone. Capitalism evolves a backbone, not yet. Plastic in food anyone?

  3. AsleepWhileWalking 3

    So when are we gonna hear in depth personal accounts of the effects of meth hysteria? So far I’ve seen ONE.

    Its nice what’s his name who earns $46k/mth finally fronted. Possibly because we now all know he earns 46kpm

  4. Muttonbird 4

    A good day for Grant Robertson when noted National party journalist Jenna Lynch described the annual post-budget interrogation.

    (It) usually puts the Finance Minister through their paces, but there was a degree of ineptitude from the National Party on Wednesday – an inability to pick holes.

    That points to two things – it still hasn’t learned how to be a credible opposition, and Grant Robertson’s first Budget gets a pass mark.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/06/grant-robertson-signs-blank-cheque-to-tackle-mycoplasma-bovis.html

  5. AsleepWhileWalking 5

    White Man Behind A Desk – Renting

    https://youtu.be/ZH8ssoRdMV8

  6. adam 6

    The wonderful Nellie McKay

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz6OuSq5Oys&ab_channel=NellieMcKay

    LYRICS:

    i want clean water (you’re being ridiculous)
    i like fresh air (you’re being absurd)
    i guess i oughta (guys don’t be assholes)
    forget to care (better than petulance)
    i dig plant farmers (narcissists)
    not GMOs (it’s not that big a deal)
    & marijuana (it needs further study)
    just let it grow (there you go again)
    who will provide

    rara ridiculous
    haha you’re hopelessly naive
    to believe in a world that exists
    lala we’re having fun
    wawa disaster capitalists
    & the system’s not broken it’s fixed

    i won’t encourage (what is it this time)
    the TPP (it’s not all bad)
    or health insurance (it’s working it’s working)
    insanity (just give it time)
    no private prisons (how you gonna pay for it)
    or public hell (two sides to every story)
    give war provisions (they know what they’re doing)
    a fat farewell (what about the terrorists)
    who will provide

    rara ridiculous
    haha you’re hopelessly naive
    to believe in a world that exists
    yaya we’re having fun
    chacha the incrementalist twist
    but the system’s not broken it’s fixed

    you shoulda listened to your kids
    not corporate nationalists
    nor fortunate fantasists who ill disguise their proto-fascist fist
    you can’t remember who to blame
    those you hate or those you agree with
    but the latter is hard to resist

    missing ballots / lack of coverage
    shortened hours / smears & bomb scares
    closed primaries / endless waitlines / big money bribes
    call election day beforehand
    now stop the count
    Bernie you gotta admit she won fair and square right?
    i’ll give you a very short answer: NO

    i want my daughter (you’re being ridiculous)
    to grow up strong (you just hate women)
    but endless slaughter (what about Trump)
    ain’t feminism (you just want Trump)
    no border trauma (I’m baffled I just don’t understand)
    or muslim bans (be quiet)
    i wish Obama would stop bombing them (there you go again)
    who will survive

    rara our parents said
    haha our grandparents & friends
    as they echoed establishment press
    wawa you sold us out
    & now you wonder why we’re pissed
    cause our future’s not broken it’s fixed

  7. JC 7

    So …. what about Dan …. Guess some of you caught the RNZ interview this am of the
    mess ? And possible outcome ….

    http:/http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018648038/northcote-debate-dan-bidois-shanan-halbert/www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018648038/northcote-debate-dan-bidois-shanan-halbert

    • AB 7.1

      Was amused to hear Dan say that business owners in the electorate are worried about a rise in the minimum wage.
      With many, many houses in this electorate valued at over $1M, and cold, damp shabbily-built rubbish going for $750k, I can’t see many minimum wage workers affording to buy one in the electorate they work in.
      No worries though, perhaps those business owners can put their employees into the rentals they own, and charge them high rents? Pay them peanuts with one hand and take the peanuts away with the other, via rents.
      Seems like a beautiful, vertically-integrated machine for exploitation – so innocent-looking in its viciousness it might have come straight from the mind of John Key.

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