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Daily Review 14/04/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, April 14th, 2016 - 8 comments
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8 comments on “Daily Review 14/04/2016 ”

  1. Gangnam Style 1

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11622650

    “Political roundup: War on wealth – The explosive revelations of the Panama paper leaks are resonating strongly around the world, largely because in a post-global financial crisis, ordinary people are angry at the rich elite. This is now playing out in New Zealand politics in a way that makes John Key and National vulnerable.”

    Seems a few journalists are starting to think a bit harder…

  2. joe90 2

    Eric Prince, founder and former CEO of Blackwater, Xe, Reflex Responses, and budding neo-colonialist, weaponises topdressing aircraft to loot Africa.

    That July, as they discussed their new venture, Prince and Smith took a trip to the border of Burkina Faso and Niger in West Africa, where Prince was considering investing in a magnesium mine, according to Smith. The men landed at an airstrip controlled by French forces. Niger was a dangerous country with civil unrest and a regional al Qaeda affiliate.

    As they surveyed the mine, the two discussed the advantages of adding surveillance cameras to small civilian planes to fly over mining operations or oil fields. Such planes would be useful for alerting mining companies and government forces of a possible attack by insurgents or bandits. “If you’re in a conflict zone and you have an extractive mine, or even oil and gas, you want to know what’s going on around you and that’s not always easy in those types of areas,” said Smith in an interview. “Having the ability to put an aircraft in the sky that has good ISR [intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] capabilities and monitor the radius around you, that’s good stuff.”

    https://theintercept.com/2016/04/11/blackwater-founder-erik-prince-drive-to-build-private-air-force/

  3. Muttonbird 3

    Mr Robertson also highlighted the relatively large amount of foreign investment in New Zealand from the Cayman Islands and British Islands, which are known for tax haven activity.

    Investors from the two island nations had poured $4 billion in this country, he said – more than China or any of New Zealand’s other major trading partners.

    In response, Mr English said he was “not particularly concerned”.

    Say what?

    If this is true, no reasonable person could accept that level of investment from known tax havens is good for this country’s reputation.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11622669

  4. Top day. A chat with Andrew Little in the morning and a one fingered salute to the current PM in the afternoon.* What will tomorrow bring, I wonder?

    *And yes, he was posing in a public place like an extra from Zoolander at the time. Prat.

  5. Sirenia 6

    Brilliant photo at the top. Someone very clever must find/invent these wonderful images day after day. Much appreciated.

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