Daily Review 07/09/2017

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23 comments on “Daily Review 07/09/2017”

  1. Muttonbird 1

    Interesting piece by Johansson. Holyoake had Muldoon at the start or his career to do the hard yards and the vision.

    English has Joyce…

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/election-2017/338922/can-national-overcome-the-three-term-curse

    • Skip forward to 1984, when Robert Muldoon was swept from office after a calamitous third term. However, National’s overall share of the vote declined only 2.9 percent, because of the disproportionality inherent in first-past-the-post elections.

      Nice glossing over of history there. National were only in power from 1978 because of the dis-proportionality of the FPP system (I would copy/paste but it’s a really nasty table).

      First, National manages the rate of its decline well – so well, in fact, that no National government has failed to serve less than three terms.

      And there’s been many times when they shouldn’t have because they didn’t actually have popular support.

  2. joe90 2

    In a just world Irma will soften Mar-a-Lago up and Jose, damned immigrant, will level the joint.

    With the 2100 UTC advisories, there are now 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin: #Katia, #Irma, & #Jose NHC latest: https://t.co/qcVbOh0r4q pic.twitter.com/QayE2gdqhf— NWS OPC (@NWSOPC) September 6, 2017

    https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-75.79,18.94,1804/loc=-82.496,17.277

    • Mrs Brillo 2.1

      In a just world, hurricanes will wait till after Trump leaves office before demolishing Mar-a-Lago. Because if they do so while he is making a de facto White House out of it, he’ll find a way of making the government pay for a lavish rebuild of it.

  3. Johnr 3

    Hosking, still off sick from 7 sharp.
    Must be the poll results

    • eco Maori/kiwi 3.1

      I think Hosking other problems Johnr

    • Carolyn_nth 3.2

      Ah. But Corin Dann has just tweeted he’s stepping p to o the multi Party leaders debate tomorrow night cos Hosking sick.

      • eco Maori/kiwi 3.2.1

        YES for the power of multimedia Corin Dann is more professional Than Mike Hosking and Corin will behave in a true neutral manner that all our reporter should.

  4. Andre 4

    Ooh, look at the latest political cadaver to rise from the crypt (again), this time apparently spruiking for Peters.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11919088

  5. CoroDale 5

    Democrats for Social Credit, Whangarei Candidate Chris Leitch, didn’t get invited to the local candidates debate. Shame on our fallen democracy. This was the third major party, and only competition to Labour Ltd and Nation Inc, decades ago in FPP times.

    Chris Leitch is a solid politician with finanical insights and more, a genuine active local, and can even dance. Yeah, guess he’s over qualified for MP. Expect DSC will still out pole ACT nation wide, but expect the media to bury facts like that as best they can.

    https://www.facebook.com/Chris.Leitch.Campaign

    • adam 6.1

      Desperate times.

    • Andre 6.2

      Desperate maybe. But changing the average albedo of the earth is a feasible tool to reduce warming. Painting a house roof white or light green is one of the easiest big things a homeowner can do to reduce their personal contribution to warming.

      In LA, though, they can’t drive when it rains as it is. If the roads get even slicker when wet coz they’re painted. fun times.

  6. ianmac 7

    Charming Joyce piece.
    “Steven Joyce reminds journalists that everyone said Copernicus was wrong, too.
    …The point is,” concluded Joyce, …. “that just because absolutely everyone says I’m wrong, does not mean I am wrong.
    http://www.thecivilian.co.nz/steven-joyce-reminds-journalists-that-everyone-said-copernicus-was-wrong-too/

  7. Richard Christie 8

    Nick Smith was given a bashing tonight in the second of Al Jezeera’s expose of NZ’s irrigation wars.

  8. CoroDale 9

    Europe are having a pause on quantitative easing, but interest rates will go negative, -0.2%

    http://thebricspost.com/no-quantitative-easing-now-says-ecbs-draghi/#.WbG2d8YlHIU

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