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Daily Review 09/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 9th, 2018 - 29 comments
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29 comments on “Daily Review 09/08/2018 ”

  1. marty mars 1

    This is bad.

    “The chemical PFOS has been getting into two streams for years, after oil company Shell did not follow a ban imposed on that type of foam in 2006.”

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/363756/firefighting-foam-eel-contamination-80-times-greater-than-food-safety-level

  2. joe90 2

    National’s Saudi friends crucify headless bodies, but criticise Canada for arresting a holocaust denier.

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man by crucifixion in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday amid waging a public-relations battle with Canada over human rights.

    The man, Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen, was accused of murder, theft, and attempted rape, according to Bloomberg.

    Saudi Arabia, ruled by its interpretation of Islamic law, rarely carries out crucifixions, but capital punishment remains common.

    […]

    Canada on Friday called for Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights campaigners detained in the country, prompting a harsh response from the kingdom.

    Saudi-owned media has blasted Canada for arresting a Holocaust denier and other citizens. TV pundits have brought up Canada’s suicide rate in what appeared as a broadside against the country’s way of living.

    And Saudi media took a decidedly dark turn on Monday when it appeared to threaten Canada with a 9/11-style attack by tweeting a graphic with an image of an airliner flying toward Toronto’s skyline.

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/saudi-arabia-crucified-man-in-mecca-while-calling-out-canada-human-rights-2018-8?r=US&IR=T

  3. chris73 3

    We should all be ashamed the race card works

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11904423

    ‘Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she was uncomfortable about her party’s past focus on house sales to people with Chinese-sounding names, and said Labour would apologise to anyone offended by the controversy.’

    • Chris T 3.1

      Why doesn’t she just issue an official public apology

      • WILD KATIPO 3.1.1

        Why should she? – she would only be licking the boots of the Blue Dragon’s anyways, – how about Bridges apologize for having a Chinese spy as one of their caucus? Never heard the like in NZ before FFS !!!

        PC gone mad…

        Harden the [email protected] up !!!

        Chopper – Harden Up Australia – YouTube
        Video for harden up australia▶ 1:48

    • KJT 3.2

      Shouldn’t be apologising. Now we have some actual statistics, and know the effect of Chinese Government capital controls on our housing market, it is obvious that Chinese buyers were a large part of housings steep rise. Along with South Africans, North Americans and others of course. Not racism. Simple fact!

  4. Stunned Mullet 4

    A small number of nutters reclaiming the word ‘cunt’ at the Auckland Uni debate this evening.

  5. Hongi Ika 5

    I was quoted by a well respected Asian gentleman here in NZ that there were 28 million people of Jewish extraction in the world and they controlled 75% of the World’s Wealth?

    Interested to know what sort of figures Brash comes up with ?

    • greywarshark 5.1

      Bit of a false picture. How many ‘white’ people are there in the world and how much of the world’s wealth do they hold?

      The thing is that if you define what percentage holds the most wealth, then add 2nd and 3rd decile, put together then what ethnicities are there. That would give a clearer picture.

      I think to make it even clearer from the Jewish point of view that it is possible that they couldn’t buy land in many countries and because they were more well-schooled and more money literate than the rest of the population they went into business. Being a close knit community they probably would get the seed money from their relatives.

    • joe90 5.2

      they controlled 75% of the World’s Wealth?

      Oh look, a variation on the old antisemitic Juice control 80% of the world’s wealth canard.
      /

      https://screenshots.firefox.com/pRDYYxqxJiZY8hff/www.pewforum.org

    • Cinny 5.3

      Honki Ika,

      Posted a link above for his speech 4.2.1.1.1 haven’t watched the full clip yet and need to, to weigh up the context. But the bit re the figures, comes in at around 14mins. Hope that helps.

  6. joe90 6

    Tory scum priorities, shut down a basic income trial before the data comes in, and cheap beer,

    Those involved in Hamilton’s basic income project say they feel angry and lied to now that the provincial PC government has prematurely scrapped the program.

    Recipients and anti-poverty activists say they’re shocked by Tuesday’s announcement from Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. MacLeod says she’s cancelling the three-year pilot a year into it.

    […]

    Under the program, recipients received up to $16,989 per year for a single person, less 50 per cent of any earned income, and $24,027 for a couple. People with disabilities received an additional $6,000.

    The pilot measured factors such as mental health, housing stability and job training. A team of researchers, led by St. Michael’s Hospital and McMaster University, is studying the results.

    Cooper said the program has been working.

    “The stories we’ve been getting back are people who are eating healthier. They’re able to participate in the community again. People are going back to school. They’re buying winter clothes they couldn’t afford and staying warm. These are very human stories, and they’ve have been shut down by an uncaring and ill conceived political decision.”

    Deirdre Pike was part of the team that advised the government on basic income. The government will have less than a year of data, which isn’t enough.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/basic-income-1.4768844

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/basic-income-pilot-project-ford-cancel-1.4771343

  7. Carolyn_Nth 7

    Jordan Peterson coming to NZ in Feb 2019, and already getting headlines about it in mainstream NZ news.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/08/who-is-jordan-peterson-a-guide-to-the-next-controversial-canadian-to-grace-our-shores.html

    • Oh gawd,… another nutter.

      Where do they all come from?

      If the silly fool wanted to use animals as an example he would be better off to use wolves… alpha males and females. He obviously has contempt for first nations people as well by sounds…

      Another USA educated Canuck about to get his butt bum rushed from speaking here.

      Is the neo liberal far right getting increasingly desperate or do they think we are a soft touch?

      Lets offer em a hall in Eketahuna, – then apologize profusely for doing such a thing… better yet, … stop them at the border as unsavory characters that do not meet our Sovereign Nation freedom of expression of criteria for entry…

      Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel Lyrics – YouTube
      Video for hey momma rock me you tube▶ 4:57

      • Hongi Ika 7.1.1

        All the right wing nut jobs (RWNJ’s) are on their way here to NZ trying to spark something up to destabilize the country ?

        The RWNJ’s are still pissed they have had the humpty dumpty, and it will be like that for the next 2-3 Elections I am picking ?

  8. Hongi Ika 8

    They are just trying to foster & develop radicalization plans here in NZ to try and destabilize the country, instilling fear into the NZ population, much like the British did in the 1840’s-1860’s when there was the threat of Waikato & Ngati Maniapoto attacking the people of Auckland.

    Governor Grey told Waikato & Ngati Maniapoto if they crossed the Mangatawhiri Stream towards Auckland there would be consequences. The British were spoiling for a fight as the Settlors wanted the land in the Waikato.

    The rest is history and the British achieved there objectives.

    We are all getting suckered into Mr McGoo’s hate speeches, like the Orewa Speech back around 2000 which wound the country up.

    Mr McGoo needs to go back to his Exclusive Bretheran Roots ?

    He is paranoid about Islamists and Te Tangata Whenua ?

    The radical alternative left should not buy into it as it is giving McGoo Oxygen ?

  9. Hongi Ika 9

    New Zealanders need to harden the f%$k up like our forbears did in the Musket Wars, the Boer Wars, WW1 & WW2, the racial wind up merchant Donald McGoo needs to f&%k off back to where he came from and take his white trash with him, Trump would welcome them with Open Arms in the USA, I am picking, NZ has had enough of this pure white hate speech ? KIWI or IWI ? Black/white/pink/yellow/brown take your pick we are all pink on the inside ?

    Just saying am I right or am I wrong or am I barking up the wrong tree ?

    I wonder if I will get a bite or a nibble from any of these right wing red necks who troll this site, many of us here in NZ have had a guts full of this nonsense, playing the race card, the British had military ascendancy over te tangata whenua here in NZ, and te maaori rolled over quite easily otherwise they were going to get there arses blown off ?

    LRWNJ’s ?

    Nothing has changed here in NZ in the past 180 years, if anything things have actually got worse for te maaori ?

  10. Hongi Ika 10

    “Evil Pure White Hate ?”

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