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Daily review 06/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 6th, 2022 - 29 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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29 comments on “Daily review 06/12/2022 ”

  1. adam 1

    Gotta love the ABC.

    Now the best bit is from 12:54 mark where he has a go at SKY news and their Bullshit on climate change

    • Anne 1.1

      Most interesting Adam. Thanks.

      It goes on here too – all of it – but perhaps in not such a dramatic manner.

  2. Peter 2

    Sue Grey will be ecstatic she has a little baby to use as a pawn in her silly little political game. And to have parents sucked into it.

    So much scope for emotive angles to turn everyone not on board her crazy train into a baddie.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/donor-blood-battle-crowds-gather-outside-auckland-high-court-ahead-of-hearing/DSTVOUSPWBAF3FLGJAAR7Q6CBI/

    • RosieLee 2.1

      It's not silly. It's tragic and it's criminal. Grey should be struck off for a start.

      • Anne 2.1.1

        Agree. Absolutely. I don't know the legal terms to describe someone who wittingly spreads falsehoods and encourages fools to commit stupid and/or criminal acts, but she should be feeling the full force of the law right now.

        • mauī 2.1.1.1

          From what I can tell the case involves many important issues like parental consent, informed consent, medical safety, the right to refuse medical treatment.

          Falsehoods and fools isn't what this case is about imo.

          • adam 2.1.1.1.1

            Oh come on mauī, she is pushing a bloody purity line, plain and simple. The rest is a smoke screen.

            Blood purity is eugenics – an ideology the far right have have a fetish for. A way of thinking which enables the dehumanization, then the elimination of anyone they then deem not to be pure. You know like Māori, Disabled, Queer folk, Mormons, and pimply red heads.

    • observer 2.2

      That Herald link illustrates the failings of the media in reporting what is happening.

      The far right are not hiding who they are. It's literally spelled out there on their banners. Counterspin, Voices for Freedom, Sheriff, all the usual hangers-on, representing a tiny fascist fringe.

      Instead the Herald reporter presents them as some kind of popular protest. Not even close to true.

  3. joe90 3

    Apparently woke is bad.

    /

    • Ad 3.1

      De Santis has also today completely walked back the ban on Disney's tax status in Florida, which he did because they would not bow down to his anti-LGBTQ state legislation.

      Talk about campaigning in poetry and governing in prose.

  4. joe90 4

    Feel-good story of the day.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/neil-gaiman-margaret-atwood-and-dozens-of-other-famous-authors-shared-stories-of-their-worst-book-signing-disasters-to-comfort-an-up-and-coming-author/ar-AA14WFOU

  5. ianmac 5

    Morgan has:

    National 39%

    Labour at 25.5%

    Greens 12%

    Act 11%

    TPM 4%

    NZF 3.5%

    TOP 2.5%

    NC 0.5%

    A bit rough on the Government. How accurate do you think?
    As read on Twitter tonight.

    • MickeyBoyle 5.1

      I personally think it's accurate from what I'm hearing on the street.

      If it isn't, the trend is still clear. Left down, whilst the right is up.

      It's good to see Labour spending all their political capital on policies that the majority don't want and that NACT will immediately reverse…

    • Link to an article

      https://www.roymorgan.com/findings/9122-nz-national-voting-intention-november-2022

      Apart from the raw figures – which are still within touching distance for right or left government – I think the shift of women voters is significant. Women have been, for the last few years, staunchly in favour of Ardern/Labour. It's not a massive shift – but it's a significant one, I think.

      "For the first time women favour a potential National/ Act NZ coalition (44.5%) over the current governing Labour/ Greens coalition (42.5%) – a margin of 2% points in favour of the opposition."

      Overall, I don't think that the Labour figure in this poll is correct – it's a significant drop from the overall average – a drop which hasn't been shown in either of the other two November polls. Roy Morgan seems to be consistently rating Labour lower than other polls over the last few months.

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

  6. pat 6

    "Carriers have been executing on an active capacity management strategy by announcing more blank sailings and suspending services to balance supply with demand. “The unrelenting decline in container freight rates from Asia, caused by a collapse in demand, is compelling ocean carriers to blank more sailings than ever before as vessel utilization hits new lows,” said Joe Monaghan, CEO of Worldwide Logistics Group.

    U.S. manufacturing orders in China are down 40 percent, according to the latest CNBC Supply Chain Heat Map data. As a result of the decrease in orders, Worldwide Logistics tells CNBC it is expecting Chinese factories to shut down two weeks earlier than usual for the Chinese Lunar New Year — Chinese New Year’s Eve falls on Jan. 21 next year. The seven days after the holiday are considered a national holiday."

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/04/manufacturing-orders-from-china-down-40percent-in-demand-collapse.html

    Our largest export market and trading partner….

  7. Ad 7

    Shoutout tonight to Nanaia Mahuta who having been pretty much abandoned by her Prime Minister, will still get 100% of her 3 Waters legislation through Parliament by the weekend.

    Let the dairy industry quake. Let generations of white old men dominating local government scream into their frothy beer.

    The last time Labour really took an industry to task like this was the Telecom-smashing legislation of 2007, in which Cunliffe took the lead.

    Yep, that's the last time anyone was really prepared to stick a knife into the most damaging forms of capitalism in this country.

    • Anne 7.1

      yes A big disappointment. Ardern did not need to say or do anything. Who is advising her? Or is she letting the polls scare her?

      • Ad 7.1.1

        And good on Eugenie Sage for committing to entrenched protection for local water ownership even when she knew it was dead.

      • Nordy 7.1.2

        Lets not let the facts get in the way of a swipe at Adern/the Government. No one was abandoned. Adern was explicit that it was a team mistake. No individual has been named/blamed for the mistake.

      • Shanreagh 7.1.3

        Yes and interestingly a couple of people I spoke to yesterday said they thought Labour should just say, well it has happened and we'll stick with it…ie face it out. But I guess that would be too much for those who who are seeing conspiracy rather than cock-up in the entrenchment shemozzle.

        And Ad it is great that Three Waters legislation will be enacted by the weekend.

        Very little of substance has come out really in the publicity and I am sure that most good suggestions in the consultation phase have been adopted in the various drafts. What has been shown is a distressing bout of wholesale racism built on ignorance of the Treaty and well, just racism pure and simple.

        Pat has found a good article on funding and the things that capital markets are looking for in terms of a good investment

        https://www.newsroom.co.nz/qa-who-should-pay-for-desperately-needed-three-waters-work

        Open mike 07/12/2022


        pat 2
        7 December 2022 at 7:37 am

        • Anne 7.1.3.1

          Exactly Shanreagh. a big hullabaloo over very little. They should have just ridden it out, and let the Opposition and their media acolytes have their self induced hissy fits until they dropped dead with exhaustion. 😉

          It is notable that everything Nanaia Mahuta does or says is jumped on with a giant sized truncheon. As I have been saying for a long time now… NZ is a racist country. If she had been white the critiques would have been more muted and respectful.

          In recent years, I have developed a contemptuous view of a large portion of NZ's population.

    • He's absolutely right about this, however

      There are no votes in a well-run prison and no kudos in ensuring prisoner safety.

      When Labour is already being accused of being soft on crime and criminals, inquiries into prisoner-on-prisoner violence are not likely to be perceived well by the electorate; who are much more concerned about criminal-on-innocent-member-of-the-public violence.

      • Chris 8.1.1

        It's good that he gets it, but it took him a lag to get there. That's why it's a problem, out of mind out of sight, and it's only crims we're talking about so it doesn't matter anyway.

  8. SPC 9

    Religious liberty groups are hailing victory after a deadline passed on Friday for the Biden administration to appeal a federal court ruling striking down a transgender mandate from late August.

    Issued under President Obama, and passed over to the Biden administration, the Health and Human Services (HHS) transgender mandate required doctors and hospitals to performance gender reassignment surgeries on any patient – including children – even if it was against a doctor’s conscience or medical judgment.

    In August, the Fifth Circuit blocked the mandate, ruling that (doctors) cannot be required to carry out gender reassignment surgeries in violation of their beliefs or professional medical judgment.

    The Biden administration had until Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. Since no action was taken, the Fifth Circuit’s ruling stands.

    "The final demise of this unconscionable mandate is a major victory for conscience rights and compassionate medical care in America," Goodrich said in a follow-up statement to Fox News Digital. "Thousands of doctors will be able to do their jobs without the government requiring them to perform harmful, irreversible procedures against their conscience and medical expertise."

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/deadline-passes-biden-admin-appeal-ruling-against-transgender-mandate-religious-groups-hail-victory

    • gsays 10.1

      Karen Hay played some songs and had a few guests speaking about Hamish last night on RNZ. Including Robert Scott, bassist in The Clean and guitarist in The Bats.

      I loved his drumming style and admired the way he seemed to get more from less in respect to his drums set-up. A distinctive sound.

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