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Daily Review 11/10/2016

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  1. reason 1

    The cover story sounded alright …..

    They told us he was different than the others …….. That he was not a like normal politicians ….and would bring higher standards with international business skills and a rich mans deal making savvy

    They said his mother and family escaped Nazi Germany where persecution and extermination of the jews was carried out based on a govt led hate campaign using negative stereotypes of them

    They said he was raised humbly in a state house and appreciated the help his mother received from our welfare state state

    They said he was generous to the less well off and even “gives his salary to charity” ……
    They said he got rich and made his fortune through hard work and superior investment skills

    Sadly for New Zealand it was the biggest pile of horseshit ever assembled in our media ….New Zealands media presentation of key is so false that if it were a a company prospectus the writers would be facing fraud charges …..

    Key certainly is different and initially his Merrill Lynch experience was sold as a positive …. until his old firm and others like it directly caused the GFC …. crashing the the world economy through greed and financial frauds.

    Higher standards in parliament turned out to be gutter Dirty Politics which stank to high heavens and flowed like sewage directly from the prime ministers office….Sky city casino and the alcohol industry gained special favor from his business skills and deal making …….

    The lessons of cruelty and inhumanity that the Nazis and holocaust taught us about state sanctioned stereotypes and the murderous abuses which followed has been ignored by key despite his families direct suffering ……

    Instead he saw the power of them to debase normal thinking… and they have been a feature of his government …. enabling them to be cruel to certain citizens without suffering political fallout ……………………………….

    Key has used them, to denigrate New Zealand workers as ‘lazy druggies’when less than 1% of job-seekers on welfare have failed a urine drug test and……..and it was people like john key who has fucked the job market with cheap immigrant Labor and rodgered the world economy.though greed and cheating .

    Lynch mob stereotypes from Mike Sabin, paula bennet and tolley are used to demonize and evict tenants from ‘toxic’ state houses, which are non-toxic…..

    As an example if a child were prescribed the prescription medicine Desoxyn http://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/psychiatric-medications/methamphetamine-desoxyn-full-prescribing-information/…..

    and if we dissolved their daily dosage of 25mg into enough liters of water ….we could spray and contaminate the surface area for approximately 50,000 ‘ failed meth tests…. and up to $600,000,000 of ‘decontamination’ costs if we had sprayed this incredibly diluted child s dose of prescription medicine onto interior new zealand house walls ….$600 million.

    For even more stupid numbers consider that a 400mg or 500 mg overdose of Desoxyn may not be a fatal dose and kill a child ……. but at current testing levels its enough to contaminate 1 million homes ……….. do we have that many homes in NZ?

    Its a shame they have created and funded a scam industry to waste millions and millions on …

    I guess it serves Bennett and the nats purpose …………………Housing is for speculators … not poor people.

    Key has firmly turned his back on his state house upbringing and sees the houses as just more dollars to go in Bills cooked government books … another state asset to sell as he carves up and privatize everything he can get away with …

    State welfare has been replaced with cruel hardships placed on the victims of structured inequality and poverty ..

    Keys myth of being generous would be funny if it were not so sick ….. He will not show his tax returns because the sham would be revealed and previous newspaper headlines such as “key pledges PM’s salary to charity” shown as outright lies …….

    Key earned the bulk of his money by helping the devious rich and other bad apples steal from the poor ……Billion upon Billions taken from state budgets and things like health, education etc etc

  2. reason 2

    Keys work for Merrill in Ireland seems to have consisted of using tax havens and other double Irish cheating to allow rich individuals and corporations to steal from children and others ….. with Billions taken from budgets for health, education, pensions etc

    His work for Merrill in Asia is where Corruption was also rife with 25% of funding for projects and sometimes up to 50% being taken by regimes like Suhartos …… when the corrupt illegitimate leaders are removed or flee the country the banksters debts remain ………. this always gets paid and is sometimes over 50%) of a governments expenditure ….while poor children suffer malnutrition and die from lack of sanitation or basic medical care ….

    The Asian currency crisis took place in the 1997 and like most crashes involved speculation and innocent workers paying the price for the greed of the financial sector ….

    In our country and the developed world this ‘legal’ tax cheating means things like ‘voluntary’ school fees for financially stressed parents……,our young get large student debts for education that used to be free and part of the social contract … longer waiting lists from a underfunded health sector…..,underfunded police etc etc

    In poor countries this economic apartheid for the rich kills the children of the poor ……

    Ask yourself , would you steal from a baby ? …. people who build and use tax havens do ….. and presumably john shewan and the aussie banks reckon a 2.2 Billion getaway vehicle was worth a spin …… no harm in trying for them.

    Keys investment skills suggest he left the largest portion of his paper wealth in his old firm which was crashing and burning with tens of Billions of debt blowing up in their faces as the GFC started ….

    Bank of America was backing out of a deal to buy merrill when their books revealed their assets as sub-prime piles of shit with rapidly escalating multi Billion dollar losses……

    Merrill and the financial sector were vaporizing wealth at a rate which is hard to comprehend … It was like Bernie Madoff of had taken control and a huge ponzi scheme was collapsing

    The American government stepped in and the Bank of America was forced to rescue the imploding Merrill and stop a domino effect collapsing of the American financial system ….. American taxpayers, pension funds and other victims were forced to come to the rescue ……. and paid for the bailout in direct cash to the perpetrators and investors ….. Average and honest citizens got loss of jobs wealth and security.

    Despite his mouth and words distancing himself from Merrill when the Global Financial Crisis revealed their sham products, dishonest accounting and reckless gambling … His Bank of America shares show him staying firmly invested with Greed guiding his actions,,,, Merrill shares almost hit $100 before collapsing and heading towards worthlessness …………..

    Blinded by greed describes Key and perhaps explains his support of tax havens…./.

    • Garibaldi 2.1

      Excellent….. Reason for President!

      • reason 2.1.1

        Thanks Garibaldi 🙂 ……………… but all I really want is honest and factual reporting from our news media and other sources of information ….

        If people are given bad and false information then it becomes almost impossible for them to make the right decisions and choices ….

        Two examples being : Support for George Bushs illegal war and invasion of Iraq based on WMD lies ….

        & Voting for John Key based on he’s a good business man and not like normal investment banksters

        If I must be president could I please be Jose Mujica …… retired on a little farm with my wife and 3 legged dog 🙂 https://www.indy100.com/article/8-reasons-why-well-miss-jose-mujica-uruguays-maverick-president–e1t_MupEpl

    • Philj 2.2

      +++ Reason has been devalued! Lol. What counts nowadays is perception and emotions.

  3. Draco T Bastard 3

    Huge increase in number of graduates ‘bad for UK economy’

    The government is being urged to end the political drive to get more people into university after new research showed that graduates are “colonising” jobs in banking, education, the police and estate agency that were the preserve of school-leavers in the past.

    Because having uneducated people in those roles is sooo important.

    Successive governments have said that rising university numbers are justified by a graduate premium – higher lifetime earnings that more than compensate for tuition fees and living expenses.

    But the CIPD said the notion of a tertiary education premium is being called into question by graduates’ average debt of £44,000 and official estimates that 45% of loans would never be paid off. Noting that its previous research had shown more than half of graduates take non-graduate jobs, the CIPD said the current system was not just bad for many of those who had been to university but also for school-leavers who were overlooked for jobs that did not require a degree.

    That’s not a reason to prevent people getting an education but it is a reason to get rid of education fees. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it’s proof that charging fees is a failure.

    But the CIPD said the Brexit vote made it important for the government to take stock of policy towards higher education and skills.

    That’s is, of course, wrong. What they need to be doing is developing the economy so that those higher educations actually get used. Obviously the neo-liberal free-trade system is failing to do that.

    One does wonder why this organisation is scared of well educated people and who they’re representing.

  4. Paul 5

    Is the Herald running a series of stories to make teachers look bad?

    Students fight as teachers watch on

    Hawke’s Bay teacher hit child over head with laptop cover

    Wonder is there’s a reason for this?

    Rotorua teachers reject global funding proposal

    • alwyn 5.1

      “Students fight as teachers watch on”.
      One does wonder whether the teachers are trying to get people upset at the Government.
      After all the left blamed the Government about the fights that happened at Mt Eden prison. Hard to see the difference with this isn’t it? Have the teachers been suspended?

      • In Vino 5.1.1

        Alwyn, your ignorant prejudice is nauseating. You suggest that teachers are spinning this? I am now 70, and too old to step in and stop student fights as I used to. In earlier days I was threatened with clenched fists, and on one bloody occasion I discovered that the aggressors were from outside the school, beating up a 5th-former whose face was a truly bloody mess. Even the normally voyeuristic students who love watching fights were showing signs of horror. I thank the heavens that I got there in time to stop those bastards from doing worse, and I record that as one of my worst moments in my long teaching career.
        Ever done anything like that, Mr eloquent Alwyn?
        I am sure you will say that teacher unions are self-serving provider-capturers.
        Congratulations – I now despise you more than the regular trolls like Pockish Rouge and ‘would of’ Chuck.

        • alwyn

          ” I thank the heavens that I got there in time to stop those bastards from doing worse”.
          Since you did stop it you are to be applauded. Why don’t the current lot follow your example?

          • In Vino

            They are not ‘the current lot’ – I don’t like your sneaky pejorative tone. But in answer –
            Many still do, but for legal reasons they may now be getting advised not to. That very advice was given out at staff briefing this morning at the school where I now do day-relief. Easier to call senior staff via cell-phone nowadays, but I am sure there are still plenty of teachers who will step in when they think it best, and worry later about the law, etc. Please do not generalise from sensationalist media stories.

    • reason 5.2

      +1 Paul ………. well spotted and its good that people like you bear witness and comment on the real shitty stuff happening in NZ

      Teachers and their union are seen as an enemy of National …… and the herald are among the worst for pro-national bias ….. Dirty politics hearld sums them up…

      As a side issue …..Lately I’ve noticed our pack of cocks here at the standard ( trolls ), have been giving you a bit more attention and criticism than usual …. with creepy old alwyn and his tired old dick dribble being the latest example in this thread.

      Keep up the good work Paul as it gives people with heart a little boost to see that there are other New Zealanders like yourself who actually give a fuck …..

  5. Westiechick 6

    Andrew Judd. This morning on RNZ. Fantastic. When I am PM he will be Race Relations Commissioner.

  6. alwyn 7

    I see that Phil Goff has come out promising that a “living wage” is to be paid by the Auckland Council. Did he ever mention this during his campaign or did he wait to bring it up until after the campaign was over?
    Still I suppose he has to pay off the people who paid for his campaign and give something to the unions. I wonder what he will do to thank his Chinese friend who coughed up $150,000? Only 52 more days and he will have to tell us who it is.

    • miravox 7.1

      Yes he did mention it during the campaign. More than once.

      • tc 7.1.1

        Please stop it with the facts, you’re interrupting the tr$ll ranting.

      • alwyn 7.1.2

        Thank you for the information.
        If he did say he would do something during the campaign he can of course justly go ahead with the idea afterwards.
        The whole policy is crazy but Auckland people seem to like a bit of idiocy in their Mayors. Unfortunately so do the bulk of the Wellington voters and I, as a Wellington resident, get stuck with the result.

        • miravox

          Are Wellington voters also not usually Wellington residents? do tell…

          I pay my rates in Wellington – I don’t find the outcome of the election unfortunate.

          • alwyn

            I don’t see anything confusing in what I said, or any implication that voters aren’t normally residents.
            However if it confuses you……………

            • miravox

              It just reads as if you’ve set yourself apart, as a Wellington resident, from Wellington voters.

              • alwyn

                Oh well, it wasn’t intended.
                I was just trying to use different words. It gets so boring reading, or listening to, someone who keeps repeating the same few words.

                “Like, it was so cool, totally awesome like. Fred is awesomely cool, you know. Really cool in an awesome way like you know”.

                By the way, if you are happy with the result of the election are you in favour of our new Mayor wanting to spend up to half a billion dollars on extending a runway that the airlines don’t want?

                • miravox

                  Fair enough…

                  I didn’t say happy – I said I don’t find it unfortunate – there’s a bit of a difference. But yeah… I’m not a fan of a runway extension generally, even though I’ll probably find that, personally, it works for me.

                  Still, Wellington has a pretty good recent history of avoiding council and business white elephants that spoil public space.

  7. Paul 8

    Housing bubble i Auckland about to burst

    Dumped apartment projects: What happened?

    In August, the Australian reported how a mass of Chinese property buyers who had snapped up Sydney units off the plans had started to walk from their agreements because they could not get their money out of China.
    The investors were even forgoing their 10 per cent deposits, the newspaper reported.
    That spooked those Aussie banks so that by last month, Townsend and other New Zealanders were beginning to feel the fallout.
    Worried developers with mass housing schemes began calling the Herald, describing how new lending was hard to secure, saying they were shocked at the sudden turnaround.
    By September 27, Westpac NZ chief executive David McLean revealed how his bank – New Zealand’s second-biggest residential lender after ANZ – had indeed loaned to the Auckland apartment sector last decade but was less involved this decade.
    Yet Prime Minister John Key has said repeatedly that young first-home buyers in Auckland must consider apartments.
    “I tell you where their first house is – it’s an apartment. That is the reality of a first home for a young couple in Australia,” Key said last month.


    Auckland apartment project abandoned


  8. Andre 9

    All usual Samantha Bee warnings apply. In spades

  9. weka 10

    Malcolm Tucker ‏@Tucker5law 2h2 hours ago

    To clarify, I’m ‘for’ #Clinton in the same way that I’m ‘for’ wiping up cat sick. The alternative is fucking unthinkable so hold your nose.

  10. joe90 12

    Trump was never very good at this whole business thing.

    The Trump Taj Mahal, which Donald Trump once called the “eighth wonder of the world,” shut its doors Monday morning after failing to reach a deal with union workers, who have been on strike since July.
    The 17-acre casino and hotel, which cost more than $1 billion to build, has lost almost $350 million in the past few years, according to a statement from Carl Icahn, a friend of Trump’s who bought the Atlantic City property out of bankruptcy last year.


    • alwyn 12.1

      You did notice the bit in the article that says
      “Trump, the Republican candidate for president, no longer had any financial interest in the Trump Taj Mahal.” I assume?

      If he owned it when it first went into bankruptcy you may have a point. However if he got out of the business before this happened you can hardly blame him now.

      • joe90 12.1.1

        Trump built a dog and it went bust – his mate bought the dog and it went bust – Trump builds dogs that go bust – Trump is shit at that business thing.

  11. UncookedSelachimorpha 13

    Shameful victim blaming from Judith Collins, and a total lack of commitment to address child or any other sort of poverty from the Nats:


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