Daily Review 13/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, July 13th, 2016 - 11 comments
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Mike Hosking fuckwit

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11 comments on “Daily Review 13/07/2016”

  1. Anne 1

    She’s still got it alright!

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/shes-still-got-helen-clarks-sharp-response-reporter-gets-huge-round-applause?autoPlay=5032954433001

    Turn the clock back 35 years on a cool spring evening in Mt Albert at the local memorial hall. There were around 10 candidates vying for the seat of Mt.Albert. One of them was a young woman called Helen Clark. She had strong backing but she still wasn’t the favourite to win. That is, until her turn came to speak. Within minutes she had electrified the 300 odd members with the power and substance of her speech. They might as well have not bothered with the remaining candidates because the dye was now cast. Not long after that night I decided to play devil’s advocate with Helen at a meeting of local members. I asked her a provocative question. Let’s just say I never ever tried to do that again!

    Nothing has changed. She’s as sharp as ever. I think she has probably upped her chances of getting the top job by quite a few notches.

    Edit: Trying to post a comment is like travelling on a slow boat to China.

    • lprent 1.1

      Should be better now. The backup disk in the raid was somewhat ummm sluggush. ie not a ssd.

      I failed it after adding two new ssd drives. A whole last faster.

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    That’s a good thing, too, because these days, proof of innovation isn’t just a bragging right in China – it’s a necessity. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that two to three percentage points of GDP growth will have to come from innovation, as measured by gains in multifactor productivity, for China’s economy to grow between 5.5 percent and 6.5 percent a year for the next decade. The push is well under way: China leads the world in patent filings and engineering graduates, and is the world’s second-highest spender on research and development. The government is supporting startups through venture capital, government-sponsored incubators, and state-run universities. Tsinghua University’s x-Lab incubator, for example, offers founders design courses, help with intellectual property and legal issues, mentoring, and access to networks of angel investors.

    Isn’t it amazing what a society can do when the government supports innovation rather than rich schmucks and financiers?

    • Colonial Viper 2.1

      The Chinese Govt is ALSO supporting rich schmucks and financiers…

      But it knows it has to take the good with the bad to get China to where it needs to be.

  3. Tory 3

    Having just read the post about Corbyn (I live in Europe), looks like typical denial attitude by TS readers that someone else is to blame rather than looking inward at left policies, attitudes and realities. Corbyn and his Marxist thoughts are unelectable and that’s why us Tories want him to remain and ultimately split Labour. Where do you see the rise of the Left?, you don’t.

    • Draco T Bastard 3.1

      As I said, the RWNJs are absolutely terrified.

    • Colonial Viper 3.2

      You’re being idiotic Tory – it’s bloody obvious that a shite careerist Blairite Labour caucus is to blame for burying the UK Labour Party. No one else is being blamed for Labour’s failings here, but Labour itself.

      • dukeofurl 3.2.1

        So the Blairites fault for having a 3 term government, an international finance collapse.
        You could have some good points about the Blair Brown years, but are unable to make them without drooling about fanciful issues that are irrelevant.

        • Colonial Viper 3.2.1.1

          Yep Blair secured a three term government at the expense of Labour’s core values, grassroots support and political purpose.

          The effects of which we are seeing played out now.

    • Sanctary 3.3

      I live in Europe to, and I think you are full of it.

    • miravox 3.4

      I live in Europe too and see the neo-libs (Tory ideals) are in retreat. Theresa May’s leftist speeches being a good example. As well the far right building support on the concerns of the traditional ‘working man’ (yes, deliberate phrasing by me, and not that I believe the rise of the far right is a good thing in any way at all).

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