Daily Review 13/09/2017

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33 comments on “Daily Review 13/09/2017”

  1. halfcrown 1

    I have just seen another Tui advert on TV1.

    English surrounded by Chinese.
    What do their placards say? National working for New Zealanders, Yeah right.

  2. Koff 2

    I like a lot of the Tui adverts and don’t think that National works for any New Zealanders except the few, but that advert is just racist.

    • In Vino 2.1

      I thought racism was when another race was seen as inferior. That does not apply here – nobody sees Chinese as inferior. The hostility is for other reasons: what are they, and are they valid?

  3. Glenn 3

    For those that are worrying may I please repeat a poll that I placed on another thread here 4 hours after the last post so I doubt it was seen.

    Muffin Break’s coffee bean nationwide poll has Labour ahead. About 60,000 a week contribute to this poll and in the last 15 years since it started it has always picked the next government.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/national-video/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503075&gal_cid=1503075&gallery_id=181674

    Yay.

  4. NewsFlash 4

    Winston Peters attack on Labour and their TAX policy was driven by desperation, he won the Northland by- election by receiving votes from Labour & Greens to push the issue and “SEND THEM A MESSAGE” which worked, but this is real election and Peters doesn’t have that support as voters return to their roots, he knows that, and, to say the least, is very concerned, his attack was designed to attract Nat voters who don’t like Labour.

    I haven’t seen the polls for Northland, but it’s a true blue area, Peters may not make it.

    • I haven’t seen the polls for Northland, but it’s a true blue area, Peters may not make it.

      The question for Northland is simple: how well has Peters’ represented them?

      If he’s done well by them then he has a good chance of getting voted back in.

      The place may be true blue but, then, so is Peters. His political roots are in National.

  5. Alan 5

    How is asking for some clarity over a critical issue an “Attack”.
    Please explain

    • NewsFlash 5.1

      Ardern has repeatedly answered that question, are you a bit dim or don’t you watch TV, either way, the Nats are gone and Winnies on the ropes, again

  6. Cinny 6

    What a fantastic day! I met a politician I admire massively, I don’t get star struck, but dang no one told me The Queen was going to be at the greypower meeting. What a good buzz 😀

    Here’s to you Annette King, you are my Queen, love your work, you are inspirational 😀

  7. weka 7

    Did anyone else know this?

    i just found out that the division symbol (÷) is just a blank fraction with dots replacing the numerator and denominator. oh my god.

    https://twitter.com/Advil/status/907092348345241601

    • In Vino 7.1

      I sort of knew it, but had not consciously bothered to care.

    • Macro 7.2

      Yes – but then I taught maths for 38 years and wrote an unpublished treatise on the history of algebra.

        • Macro 7.2.1.1

          Did you know that the symbol for zero came from the shape left in the sand when a stone was removed. The Greeks never actually acknowledged the concept of zero, it was the Indian mathematicians around the 5th C that first found it a useful concept. Not allowing the concept of zero hindered the development of algebra for centuries. Negative numbers are also a relatively modern concept, and gained their acceptance from the accounting practices of in banking where they were originally written in red ink (Hence being in the red meaning owing money).
          The development of human society and mathematical developments go hand in hand.

          • gsays 7.2.1.1.1

            Cheers macro and weka, I go to bed a little more knowledgeable tonight.

            I have had vedic maths presented to me a couple of times.
            Very impressive, uses 9 as a base rather than 10, simplifies things.

          • joe90 7.2.1.1.2

            Multiply like an Egyptian.

          • weka 7.2.1.1.3

            “Did you know that the symbol for zero came from the shape left in the sand when a stone was removed.”

            That is beautiful.

            • Macro 7.2.1.1.3.1

              Wow! Hold my last….
              Just news in today!
              https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/14/much-ado-about-nothing-ancient-indian-text-contains-earliest-zero-symbol

              Now scientists have traced the origins of this conceptual leap to an ancient Indian text, known as the Bakhshali manuscript – a text which has been housed in the UK since 1902.

              Radiocarbon dating reveals the fragmentary text, which is inscribed on 70 pieces of birch bark and contains hundreds of zeroes, dates to as early as the 3rd or 4th century – about 500 years older than scholars previously believed. This makes it the world’s oldest recorded origin of the zero symbol that we use today.

              I’m pretty sure that the 500 year older is incorrect, there are lots of references to the 5th C for the use of zero. But now we can see it was a Hindu understanding even earlier than first thought.

    • Sans Cle 7.3

      : – )
      🙂

      …..oops it slipped!

  8. Can we have all of our police cars like this all of the time, please?

    And for the National party stooge who says this:

    However former National MP Tau Henare claims the concept is moronic.

    “51% of NZ’s prison population is Māori,” wrote Henare on Twitter. “This bullshi*t is about the most insensitive, barbaric and moronic thing I’ve ever seen.”

    Really, just how moronic are you?

    Chances are that the language on the side of the car isn’t going to change that statistic. That’s going to take a hell of a lot of work as we address the poverty created by National’s and other right-wing policies.

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