Daily Review 06/11/2015

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25 comments on “Daily Review 06/11/2015”

  1. r0b 1

    Cute image, but photoshopped – BBC denied that caption.

  2. sabine 2

    and the russian plane crash over syria that no one wants to talk about,
    after all it must’ave been an old bird, and the allblackswon n stuff

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-says-possibility-that-bomb-downed-russian-plane_563bd923e4b0307f2cacc54d

    I really hope that it only was an old bird that fell out of the sky. And condolences to the families.

    • Anne 2.1

      It looks like a bomb, behaved like a bomb (plane blew apart at 30.000ft) so probably was a bomb. Love the low key news bulletins. Can you imagine of it was a French or British or US plane? Plastered all over the front pages and top of all the TV and radio bulletins.

    • One Two 2.2

      USA stated that a satellite had picked up a ‘flash’

      The same technology was not used to comment on MH17

      • Colonial Viper 2.2.1

        and the Ukraine would have been under intense satellite surveillance at the time.

    • Bill 2.3

      The odd thing was that within 24 hours the US was proclaiming that it couldn’t have been a bomb or any such (I admit my instant reaction was a variation of “is kid with fingers in cookie jar shouting Thief!?”). The Russians said it couldn’t have been a ground to air missile and were investigating the cause. Then the US proclaimed it was a bomb. And then said security was known to be crap since ages ago.

      • Anne 2.3.1

        within 24 hours the US was proclaiming that it couldn’t have been a bomb or any such..

        Cos they didn’t want it to be a bomb cos that made it look like the Russians are on the same side as them and not the enemy which is wot the US wants us to think.

        The Russians said it couldn’t have been a ground to air missile and were investigating the cause.

        A reasonable and sensible response.

        Then the US proclaimed it was a bomb. And then said security was known to be crap since ages ago.

        They couldn’t deny it in the end so decided to blame the Egyptions cos they have to blame someone and they can’t blame the Russians this time cos they were the victims.

        Oh well, life goes on…

        • Bill 2.3.1.1

          Oh yeah – forgot. My whole thought process on the two-ings and fro-ings of US pronouncements kept harking back to their ‘warning’ that Russia would pay dear for its involvement in Syria. See, why would Russia pay dear for its involvement, but not the US for its involvement?

          • Anne 2.3.1.1.1

            I think we are on the same wavelength. 🙂

            • left for deadshark 2.3.1.1.1.1

              Haven’t we had a report stating the tail section came apart for the second time, after a earlier collision with the tarmac five years earlier, a now in issue with this aircraft.

    • Graeme 2.4

      It looks really odd because the breakup started with the horizontal stabiliser departing the rest of the aircraft. This is a very strong part of an airframe. It could be due to a structural or control system failure or a very well placed bomb.

      Once the horiz. stab. goes it’s all over very quickly and violently for the airplane. Fortunately for the occupants, the G forces and decompression, both beyond extreme, would have them unconscious in seconds.

      The airline had problems paying it’s staff and spare part sourcing may have been complicated by sanctions. It’s owned by a Chechen and a Turk, so should have been able to “arrange” their own security in SSH.

      The collateral damage is the Egyptian tourist industry, that’s going to be buggered for the foreseeable, until they can bring their security up to standard.

      The bomb theory should be very easy to prove one way or the other. The affected parts at the tail haven’t burnt, so should be covered in explosive residues if a bomb was involved. That’s a vey simple and conclusive test. The lack of announcement confirming residues points to mechanical issues.

  3. weka 3

    “We will need writers who can remember freedom”

    “We live in capitalism. It’s power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.”

    “The name of our beautiful reward is not profit. It’s freedom”

    Le Guin rocks on.

  4. millsy 4

    Well Labour has just dumped the NZ Power policy

    Apparently it was too complex to explain to voters. Well, I understood it quite well. Andrew Little has just condemned this country to crippling power prices which are much much more than they should be, given that the large bulk of it comes from hyrdo dams.

    • sabine 4.1

      from your link, cause ……he has yet do to anything .

      “Labour leader Andrew Little has all but dumped the party’s controversial NZ Power policy.

      In his opening address to the party’s annual conference in Palmerston North Little said the policy, which aimed to set up a single buyer for the country’s power generation, was too complex to explain simply to voters.

      When it was announced it was widely criticised by business and the sector as too interventionist.

      Little said the policy, which was unveiled before the last election in concert with a similar policy from the Greens, was important.

      There was something wrong with the power system, given rising prices and the high salaries paid to top executives in the sector.

      “But our answer to that has to be something we can explain simply to New Zealanders. … So we will have to revisit the NZ Power policy.”

      It is understood the Greens will also drop the policy before the next election.”

      • Colonial Viper 4.1.1

        You’re turning out to be nothing more than an apologist for a long lost failing Labour Party.

        • George Hendry 4.1.1.1

          Sabine 🙂

          – notices inaccurate quote

          – points it out

          – gets attacked

          Faces spin, plays it.

          Faces bumper.

          Foul!

  5. Gangnam Style 5

    “Security guards protecting Work and Income offices are treated “like s—” under casualised contracts, MPs have heard.”

    Couldn’t make this up, this country has gone to the dogs.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/73730804/winz-security-guards-treated-like-s

  6. AmaKiwi 6

    Nigel Haworth’s speech to the conference is the one I want to read. Herald’s summary:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11541710

    I can’t find it on the Labour website but it could be the most impost important speech of the conference. No slogans. It’s straight talk about what’s wrong with the party and what needs to be done to fix it.

    Can someone please post it on The Standard.

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