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Daily review 11/04/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 11th, 2022 - 16 comments
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16 comments on “Daily review 11/04/2022 ”

  1. alwyn 1

    I see that Iona Pannett has been deselected as a Green candidate for the Wellington Council. In addition Sarah Free has chosen to run as an independent.

    Are there any particular things among Pannett's views that diverge from Green Party policy which will have caused this? It seems odd to drop a sitting Councilor from the party list as Wellington at least seems to keep voting for the same old "known" candidates forever.

    • Dennis Frank 1.1

      It appears to be the old story of authentic Greens vs leftists which destroyed the Values Party in the mid-1970s.

      she said her commitment to protecting heritage and character areas in the capital had been a divisive issue for the party.

      "The problem is, is that it's been heritage versus housing, when actually you can have both. We've done a lot and I've been proud to be part of that work to do things like convert existing office buildings into apartments, and trying to make sure that we keep our city housing and partner with government to build new housing.

      "So it's not an either or, but some people sadly, have posited it that way and so we've ended up with a debate that has divided people when we should have been coming together to to fix our housing, ecological and climate crises," Pannett said. "It's actually supported by Green Party policy, the position that I've advocated."

      https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/465019/wellington-city-councillor-iona-pannett-dropped-from-green-ticket

      So younger generation wokesters locked into zero-sum thinking are getting off on cancelling conservationists. Guaranteed to tank the Green vote. Seymour will be delighted. Labour will breathe a sigh of relief…

      • DB Brown 1.1.1

        Self-destructive behaviour for the sake of image?

        Damn shame. I've met a few who clearly need to get a grip. Pious self admiration while drinking soy and wearing mums cardy.

  2. Byd0nz 2

    Fuck voting. It seems like whatever Government is voted in, we are not an independent Country. Our foreign Affairs decisions are based on the will of the US as seen by our Yes Sir Uncle Sam Sir military response to NATO’s war on Russia.

    may as well pull out of the UN and offer to become a new State of the USA eh.

  3. Belladonna 3

    On a brighter note (setting aside war and climate change) – isn't this a cracker of an idea – the ability to leave messages in the census data for the future.

    I know when I was doing genealogy with my Mum several decades ago, we used the census records extensively – how cool would it be to have a message from great grandma left for future generations.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300561894/census-time-capsules-prove-a-hit-in-ireland-but-its-too-late-for-nzs-census-2023

  4. Poission 4

    Economic slowdown underway,as consumers prepare for interest increases and financial uncertainty.

    https://www.stats.govt.nz/information-releases/electronic-card-transactions-march-2022

    Spending less on fuel and consumables suggest there is some covid constraint there.

    Big day Wednesday with RBNZ interest statement looking more like .5%

  5. Belladonna 5

    I confess a fairly profound degree of ignorance about French politics – but found this article worrying.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/10/macron-to-face-le-pen-in-french-election-runoff-projections

    We've seen Le Pen in presidential races before, but the closeness of the margin is concerning.

    Ifop pollsters predicted a very tight runoff, with 51 percent for Macron and 49 percent for Le Pen. The gap is so tight that victory either way is within the margin of error.

    Will we really see a far right leader in France? And what does this mean for the EU?

    Not that I think Macron is any prize. But surely Le Pen is worse?

  6. pat 6

    "We are made to make very difficult choices. We have to decide who gets treatment and who will not,” the group said on Sunday, after releasing a letter it had sent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa days earlier to warn him of the situation. “If supplies are not restored within days, the casualties will be far worse than from the pandemic.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/11/sri-lanka-nearly-out-of-medicine-as-doctors-warn-toll-from-crisis-could-surpass-covid

    When an economy ceases to function.

    • Poission 6.1

      When systems fold under fiscal constraints ie no overseas funds,or by lockdown constraint with US marines begging for food in Shanghei,the world seems to have an unlikely reality.

  7. joe90 7

    I guess this is the self-cleansing of society to get rid of the bastards and traitors Poots was talking about.

    Marina Dubrova, an English teacher on the Russian island of Sakhalin in the Pacific, showed an uplifting YouTube video to her eighth-grade class last month in which children, in Russian and Ukrainian, sing about a “world without war.”

    After she played it, a group of girls stayed behind during recess and quizzed her on her views.

    “Ukraine is a separate country, a separate one,” Ms. Dubrova, 57, told them.

    “No longer,” one of the girls shot back.

    A few days later, the police came to her school in the port town of Korsakov. In court, she heard a recording of that conversation, apparently made by one of the students. The judge handed down a $400 fine for “publicly discrediting” Russia’s Armed Forces. The school fired her, she said, for “amoral behavior.”

    […]

    “This is some kind of enormous joke that we, to our misfortune, are living in,” Aleksandra Bayeva, the head of OVD-Info’s legal department, said of the absurdity of some of the war-related prosecutions. She said she had seen a sharp rise in the frequency of people reporting on their fellow citizens.

    “Repressions are not just done by the hands of the state authorities,” she said. “They are also done by the hands of regular citizens.”

    In most cases, the punishments related to war criticism have been limited to fines; for the more than 15,000 antiwar protesters arrested since the invasion began on Feb. 24, fines are the most common penalty, though some were sentenced to as many as 30 days in jail, Ms. Bayeva said. But some people are being threatened with longer prison terms.

    https://archive.ph/0GJaa (nyt)

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