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Daily Review 14/03/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 14th, 2016 - 12 comments
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12 comments on “Daily Review 14/03/2016 ”

  1. ianmac 2

    Oh good oh. He can tell Key how to tighten the grip on us.
    “The US director of national intelligence, James Clapper, is in New Zealand for farewell talks with the Government and spy chiefs.

    It had been a secret visit until Mr Key was asked at his post cabinet press conference if he knew why a Globemaster C-17 was parked at Wellington airport.

    Mr Key said “Yes, because Jim Clapper’s in town.””
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11605462

  2. pat 4

    thought we were in for an uncertain future with Trump, low commodity prices, anemic global growth, and a plethora of negative interest rates?

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/14/february-breaks-global-temperature-records-by-shocking-amount

    • weka 4.1

      Thanks Pat. Just picked that up from a Russell Norman tweet and was about to post too. Makes worrying about a UBI a big redundant.

      Good to see the blatant language: it’s a Climate Emergency

      • pat 4.1.1

        sadly the blatant language won’t make any difference to the lack of response.

      • Macro 4.1.2

        I’ve posted about this twice already. and– Have a post written which also looks at NZ’s current response to the issue ie – the current “revision” of the ETS. Submissions closed. Will post it in Open Mike tomorrow. Like Tony can’t seem to be able to get anything published as a post.

        • weka 4.1.2.1

          Grab one of the authors (I’d suggest r0b as he writes most often about AGW) and ask them to guest post it. Emailing Lynn doesn’t seem to work.

        • pat 4.1.2.2

          hadn’t seen your earlier posts Macro…was away from decent computer so limited access….but hopefully with a number of similar comments maybe it will warrant a post of its own….and some comment from the powers that be in the MSM(we can but hope)

  3. weka 5

    Specially for vto,

    “Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says, ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist’, I ask, ‘Why? What’s your problem?”

    ― Dale Spender, Man Made Language

    Quoted here,

  4. Draco T Bastard 6

    Preview of the TPP? America Just Blocked a Massive Solar Project in India

    Though India argued that NSM helps the country meet its climate commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the WTO rejected the argument. They stated that domestic policies seen as violating WTO rules, cannot be justified on the basis that they fulfill UNFCCC or other international climate commitments. Like seriously?

    So how bad do you think that this type of stuff will be under the TPPA considering that it’s even stricter on this type of stuff?

    “These domestic content requirements discriminate against US exports by requiring solar power developers to use India- manufactured equipment instead of US equipment. These unfair requirements are against WTO rules, and we are standing up today for the rights of American workers and businesses.”

    And so putting Indians out of work.

    Yeah, we’re fucked – thanx National.

  5. joe90 7

    Moochers and takers.

    Louisiana’s taxes on business are supposed to help government provide its many services.

    But the state has paid out $210 million more in tax credits and rebates to corporations so far this year than it has collected in corporate income and franchise taxes, reports the Department of Revenue. That shortfall is contributing to the massive budget gap that the 25-day special legislative session is supposed to address.

    http://theadvocate.com/news/14920394-123/louisiana-paid-corporations-more-from-credits-than-was-paid-in-taxes

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