Daily Review 14/11/2016

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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 …

14 comments on “Daily Review 14/11/2016”

  1. Ad 1

    Kindness and kind action.

    Across all the affected areas, both main islands, there’s such a moment to show both.

    It’s a great time to push politics aside, just to show kindness and kind action.

    • weka 1.1

      Indeed. I’ve been busy all day, haven’t had much of a chance to catch up on what’s been happening with the clean up and post-quake activity…

  2. John r 2

    Hosking – After Trump was elected I deliberately tuned into tory media (don’t worry I took a seasick pill so it wouldn’t be messy) Henry, Williams, Garner (I didn’t try Leighton cos he’s gaga). The flipflops backtracking denial and sheer hypocrisy were hilarious. But Hosking took the cake doing a face to camera in America without an auto cue, he came across as an incoherent bumbling idiot.

    Because of the earthquakes I turned on tv and watched the news on one and it rolled into sharp, there was Hosking again making inane comments and adding nothing of value.
    People I need help. Please explain how someone obviously deficient in intellect has a job in the public, let alone a job of infkuence in the public service

    • Carolyn_nth 2.1

      Maybe the latest from George Monbiot can be an antidote to some of the inane jabber in the media. It’s about how Hayek, neoliberals and third-wayers paved the way for the rise of Trump.

      Neoliberalism: the deep story …

      Monbiot says some of them are working on a new, humane narrative:

      A few of us have been working on this, and can discern what may be the beginning of a story. It’s too early to say much yet, but at its core is the recognition that – as modern psychology and neuroscience make abundantly clear – human beings, by comparison with any other animals, are both remarkably social and remarkably unselfish. The atomisation and self-interested behaviour neoliberalism promotes run counter to much of what comprises human nature.

      • Incognito 2.1.1


        I have been working on a “narrative” most of my life but the mental images seem to come only fleetingly into focus to then go blurry again.

        • greywarshark

          John r
          Let me try to explain this to you. The government does not believe in government and is gradually, though sometimes quickly, trying to diminish its services and initiatives till its at its basic minimum, and then will run regular audits of it, announce there is fat in the system and cut out further infrastructure. The policy is to reduce the quality of its services, hence febrile Hosking. He creates drama and controversy which causes people to keep watching him – he’s junk food for the mind, and the brain gets left out of that.

          The Rats that have gnawed their way into Parliament can keep on pronouncing that private does it better until the people forget what the government used to achieve across the country and for almost all the people. (Nothing is ever perfect, but some things are more perfect than others.)

      • ropata 2.1.2

        Agreed but the elite 0.01% are conditioned to believe themselves above the great mass of suffering humanity, not part of the narrative.

  3. infused 3

    stay safe people.

  4. pat 4

    Interesting exchanges around what has occurred in the US and how it should be applied here, especially in regard to the Lefts response.

    This is not America (thank god) …this is NZ (or at least is was once)

    We need to stop immigration or at least reduce it to a minuscule level and restrict tourism….and it is not racism or xenophobia that drives this but selfishness, pure and simple……and justifiable.

  5. joe90 5

    Turning the gas on….

    “I saw quite a change,” @LesleyRStahl says of @realDonaldTrump . “He was much more subdued, much more serious.” https://t.co/TpIp8aBCXz— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 14, 2016


    There it is. They will normalize him if we let them. The protests must be massive! https://t.co/YimEFgw1rU— Armando (@armandodkos) November 14, 2016

  6. Manuka AOR 6

    Dedicated to everyone

  7. greywarshark 7

    Who’s that with Obama in the image above? Is that the head of the FBI moving in now that Obama is on his way out and now can be subjected to racial profiling? He’s got his arm around Obama’s shoulders and is holding him by the arm as well, in an over-familiar way. The guy is white haired, can’t be Trump his hair is gold or orange to show he is young at heart even if needing monkey glands to keep him spritely.

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