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Daily review 09/12/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 9th, 2020 - 22 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

22 comments on “Daily review 09/12/2020 ”

  1. Anne 1

    A fitting near-end to a shitty year I suppose:


    Probably hit NZ about 3 to 4 days before Xmas.

  2. greywarshark 3

    Something that needs to come to the fore, and not just left heating on the stove till it boils over. Just seeing those eternal glossy advertisements for retirement homes, with laughing, grey haired people in expensive chairs with spotless surroundings and manicured gardens could drive the young and struggling parents to acts of anger and despair.


    • KJT 3.1

      We could show the reality for many elderly instead.

      Not the fortunate few.

      • halfcrown 3.1.1

        Yeah, Exactly

      • Anne 3.1.2

        Yes, the ad is aimed at the fortunate few.

        I cringe every time I hear the falsetto laughter and think to myself… what a boring bunch of human specimens.

        • Phillip ure


          sort of another version of a cruise ship..from hell..

          With the same people all the time..

          where you only dock again when you kick the bucket..

          I consider that to be pretty grim..

          I view them more as the condemned ..than the 'fortunate' ones..

          I'll have to be pretty much horizontal/about to check out..to go to one of those..

    • Grafton Gully 3.2

      The people you are talking about contribute indirectly to the support of less wealthy by getting out of their individual houses and thereby increasing supply, by dividends to shareholders in the retirement industry, putting cash into private hands to be taxed, saved or spent and by employing all the cleaners, cooks, carers, drivers, maintenance and grounds staff that go with a retirement village. They also concentrate the elderly so feeding and caring for them brings economies of scale. Furthermore, they are out of the suburban social network and not impeding social evolution with whining about the good old days and penny pinching conservatism. Most of the carers are new immigrants and more hungry to get ahead than the average local, so that's a plus too.

      • greywarshark 3.2.1

        That's the theory. If they want to be sure their houses go to the young people who need them, they had better hold back and only sell to a young family at a price they can afford.

        And no-one feels as sorry for old people as they do themselves. Having been helped by society to live to an old age, they then complain about stuff, have the cheek to get alzheimers and are then not able to have a completely normal life, spend years being coddled in rest homes etc.

        I am breaking the cooing consensus that favours older people no matter what. Like by living to an old age you become worthier and valuable like antique furniture. Unfortunately with humans, there are so many more that supply outstrips demand. And I am 78 but still have all my marbles and though I got rose-tinted lens in my glasses once I didn't like the effect, it made my eyes look as if I had been crying. I can cry all right without glasses as I look at the sentimental rubbish that replaces thought and consideration for the vulnerable young, which I would have expected responsible oldies to feel.

      • Phillip ure 3.2.2

        we just aren't grateful enough.. are we..?

        bring back forelock-tugging to our betters..

        ..I reckon..

  3. Just watched on TV 1 news, the story of a motor racer who will travel 92,000 kms this year!

    Have we learned nothing from the covid crisis, or has it just driven the climate crisis from the headlines.

    Not only is he an ICE driver, but nearly 100,000 kms???

    Frankly, I despair for the human race!

    • Grafton Gully 4.1

      Human SPECIES many races and the races that know how to survive on little by cunning, inherited knowledge and belief systems will survive the years ahead and preserve the species. It won't be the anthropomorphised pet adoring concrete pourers (like that cunt Shadbolt) and deck builders over fertile land either,.

    • greywarshark 4.2

      Simply put we need to stop racing. All those marathon runners, it's a waste of energy when they could go to some devastated country with groups organised to do rebuilding and support and funding a festival as well. All would get something out of that, not just a mindless pushing on trying to force the body to its limits. People were just in time after WW2 to find some still alive that hadn't been pushed beyond their limits. Why repeat the process in peace time? Sport tends to be very single-minded, and the 21st century needs minds meeting to achieve human-kindly things.

  4. greywarshark 5

    Questions – How many criminals have been involved in this case? And who cares about women's freedom to be unmolested? And when females go blithely out with stranger (strangler?) males when tourists, do they confirm hidden ideas in some male minds that women don't care about standards of behaviour towards them, secretly it's anything goes?

    • Treetop 5.1

      There now needs to be some legal action taken against the SIS by the survivor.

      Do the SIS think that it is now ACCs job to have a settlement?

      I am following the Mariya Taylor case and it has now come down to ACC legislation, a hearing think in the Court of Appeal.

      It is not hard to see how organisational failure compounds a mental injury.

      An ACC specialist lawyer needs to explain what exemplary damages, ex gratia payment, in some cases sexual assault prior to the 1974 ACC Act the person can sue, and how the time limit for taking action by the claimant prevents the claimant from being able to settle. And legal aid needs to be ramped up.

  5. Pat 6

    "Zack Labe, a postdoctoral researcher at Colorado State University, said the Arctic is “yelling at us to pay attention”. He added: “Unless we slow global warming by systematically reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, the chances of our first ‘ice-free’ Arctic summer will continue to increase. This rapid climate change in the Arctic will continue to have consequences for the entire Earth system.”


    And still we dither

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