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Daily Review 12/12/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 12th, 2017 - 35 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 …

35 comments on “Daily Review 12/12/2017 ”

  1. eco maori 2

    This was interesting my computa starting running aps by its self we no that is not possible now and everytime I got home it started slowing down throttling by my neo liberal neighbours Yes neighbours there are many in this neighbourhood somethings going down hopefully he is getting his ass kicked. Wish full thinking.
    I posted a job on May Chen hire a lawyer website and got one reply to me it was a con job by the cops as they asked for my short story. After that all of a sudden my files on the IPCA are deleted low down________ and have had no contact from this person at all????? Kai Kaha

    • BM 2.1


      • The Fairy Godmother 2.1.1

        That is not nice BM. Lots of people have unusual ideas that aren’t completely logical. For instance a lot of economists think we can have infinite growth on a finite planet. Batshit crazy eh?

        • BM


          [Not necessary and not helpful. I don’t want to see a repeat] – Bill

          • bwaghorn

            do you think that just maybe having a place to vent harmlessly might help our mate eco?

          • greywarshark

            BM So your idea of helping is to say batshit crazy. Just butt out why don’t you. We don’t need your facile opinion on everything.

      • Ed 2.1.2

        I agree.
        Spending hours pumping for the National Party is somewhat unbalanced.

      • AB 2.1.3

        BM, I think you under-appreciate Eco.
        Myself, I enjoy going through Eco’s contributions (when time allows, they can be long) to see if I can work out what’s going on.
        At the moment I lean towards an ‘Ern Malley’ hypothesis, see Ern Malley.

    • The Fairy Godmother 2.2

      Slow down friend. I’m a bit confused by all this. It sounds like you are really stressed out and need a bit of support. There is some difficult stuff out there particularly if you don’t have permanent work and a decent income. I hear your’e upset. Just not sure what’s going on. Is there any whanau you can talk to. Take care

    • eco maori 2.3

      The tag team gummon Ana to kai

    • One Anonymous Bloke 3.1

      Are they still wadable?

      • AB 3.1.1

        Only if you are wearing those “Dr Nick’s” brand double thickness neoprene body waders. These are the ones with the now famous “inaction gusset” that allows bullshit to pass out through a semi-permeable membrane but not get in. However the wearer does get very hot (it being neoprene) goes floridly red in the face and as dehydration sets in rambles incoherently, suffers delusions of grandeur and loses touch with reality.

  2. Foreign waka 4

    Some Petrol stations are short of the very product that defines them. Wellington and Auckland seem to be affected (these are comments from the grape vine). Anyone out there who can confirm this or knows something along these lines please?

  3. james 5

    Looks like the good Judge forgot the 1/2 your age plus 7 rule.

    • One Anonymous Bloke 5.1

      Wrongful conviction motivated by prejudice.

      Wingnuts should feel ashamed of themselves and stfu.

    • Muttonbird 5.2

      Regardless of that rule, 14-17 are all underage or does that law not apply to you?

      • McFlock 5.2.1

        At the time, in that state?

        I mean, it should be illegal, but the gap between should and the law is often a chasm.

  4. NewsFlash 6

    Ombudsman finds Jacinda was correct about the negotiation documents and that they were not official Govt documents and are there fore entitled to do what ever they want with them, including changing the font.

    TV1 news has three political stories tonight, one on John Key, another between Coleman and Julie Anne Genter and this other one titled “English baits PM over whether regional jobs opportunities are in line with what the public were led to believe”.

    It’s about time the board at NZ on Air was replaced, I don’t think there would be too many to object to that.

    • Ed 6.1

      We need a democratic media, not one owned by big corporations and financial interests.

    • greywarshark 6.2

      Yes I’m Bored with the Board at RNZ (RadioNZ) who probably pay too much attention to Michelle Boag and top National political; professionals and drivers.

  5. Muttonbird 7

    I thought FJK was supposed to be a financial guru with a nose for a deal, yet:

    Key, a former currency trader, said he had never invested in Bitcoin

    In July 2010 when Key was preparing to sell NZ energy assets for less than they were worth to his wealthy mates at the expense of all NZ shareholders, bitcoin was worth $0.08 each. In 2017 one bitcoin is worth $24,000. That represent an increase in value of over 300,000 times but Key says he never invested.

    I’d say the fake Key is a much wiser trader than the real one!


    • Ed 8.1

      ‘Embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari has quit Parliament after a series of revelations about his links to Chinese Communist Party-aligned interests in Australia.’

      I think several leading National Party MPs and exMPs should be investigated on this charge.

  6. Carolyn_Nth 9

    I was watching Question Time today, with the subtitles switched on. Someone types what is said live. So they sometimes type the wrong thing and need to correct.

    Initially the following supplementary question from Jonathan Coleman:

    … the Lancet, the world’s oldest medical journal, says in its November editorial that “with Jacinda Ardern, Mark SIS ideas have re-entered the political debate in health.”?

    Then it was corrected:

    Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman: With Pete Hodgson running the Dunedin Hospital rebuild and a PPP being ruled out, does he understand why The Lancet, the world’s oldest medical journal, says in its November editorial that “with Jacinda Ardern, Marxist ideas have re-entered the political debate in health.”?

    Maybe the typist just couldn’t imagine Ardern was using Marxist ideas?

  7. Macro 10

    Make our Planet Great Again.
    Macron has style. A sense of humour and a sense of duty.

  8. Ed 11

    ‘Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows
    Targets included grieving family of Rachel Corrie, environmental activists and local campaigners protesting about phone masts

    British Airways, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Porsche are among five large companies that have been identified as having paid corporate intelligence firms to monitor political groups that challenged their businesses, leaked documents reveal.

    The surveillance included the use of infiltrators to spy on campaigners.’


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