Daily review 15/02/2019

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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 …

42 comments on “Daily review 15/02/2019”

  1. Sacha 1

    Lawyer posts statement from another of Whaleoik’s long-suffering legal victims after suppression lifted: https://twitter.com/BarristerNZ/status/1096275424915578880

  2. Chris T 2

    Far out

    Fatty can’t catch a break.

    Zero to hero on here a few months ago over JLR, then back to zero when it all goes back to normal

    • McFlock 2.1

      Hero? that seems – exagerrated…

      • Sacha 2.1.1

        I’ll say. Blubberboy was using the info he had from JLR for his own political purposes, much like he did earlier with Bevan Chuang. Good that he will not be in a position to do that to anyone else.

  3. gsays 3

    I want to tap into the collective knowledge of the standarditzas.

    Does a 2 year old employment contract trump a change in employment law in a related industry?

    The reason I ask is the business I work for, in the kitchen, we have a new ‘time sheep’s system. Gone from writing down to a iPad photo log in carry on.
    Anyhow, the boss said he noticed I got changed then logged off.
    This is a no no. I am told to read my contract.
    I told him of the meat workers union, high court and donning and doffing.
    He repeated, ‘read your contract, it’s a hotel association one, it’s a good contract.’
    Is it the nature of contracts to evolve as law decisions are made?
    Does donning and digging only apply to protective gear/meat workers?


    • McFlock 3.1

      Short answer: no idea at all, maybe a community law centre could help

      long answer based on reckons so feel free to ignore: Depends on the amount of work required to don/doff vs simply getting changed for work. I can see that some environments would need to involve getting sterile clothing, inspecting tags, putting it on in a time-consuming and precise manner, post-donning sterilisation and logging everything – those would be easily able to argue consist of work.

      But turning up to the line in uniform being counted as work would be a bolder move that would make thousands of places rewrite their rosters to account for a ten-minute overlap in day staff and relief shift.

      • gsays 3.1.1

        Thanks Mcflock, good point. I am merely changing clothing.

        • James Thrace


          The donning and doffing issue applies only to that particular contract.

          Court cases over actions in relation to employment matters do not automatically flow through to pre existing contracts that are not in front of the court.

          Unless parliament legislates for donning and doffing to be paid time, you’re not covered.

          What the court case is helpful for, is for your union to renegotiate with the employer to include donning and doffing as paid work time. Until it’s actually in your contract, you aren’t covered.

          Most CEAs should include an ability to vary the contract at any time. You should talk to your union delegate and your other union colleagues and push for a paid work time meeting to discuss the issue and go forth with a variation proposal if you want it to be covered before the CEA expires, at which point the union will be free to include it as part of bargaining.

          TLDR: the court case is helpful for new and variations of CEAs but it doesn’t automatically flow through to existing ones.

  4. Ad 4

    The Metvuw 10 day forecast shows North island getting hit by a tropical storm:


  5. Getting bad, real bad. Where we are we’ve had our second fire truck of water so far cos no rain. Funny though the sprinklers go day and night so those farmers can make more money for themselves. Meanwhile the rivers dry and aquifers lower…

    Mr Thomas, who has been working as water scientist in Tasman since 1992, said the situation is now dire.

    “This is as bad as I’ve seen it since 2001. Back then the river went dry, but a lot later – we’re earlier by a month so if it doesn’t rain we’ll be in a dire situation.”


    • Cinny 5.1

      Woah, the river is looking dry.

      Maybe a change of industry is needed on the Waimea Plains? One that uses less water.

      Would residents use less water than horticulture etc?

  6. Ad 6

    As I noted a few weeks ago, the main financial capacity for Trump’s US $8 billion wall comes fro reallocation from within the Defence budget.

    That White House official said the funding will break down as:

    – $1.375 billion from the Homeland Security appropriations bill. This money cannot be used to build a wall but can be used to build other types of border barriers due to the way the bill is written

    – $600 million from the Treasury Department’s drug forfeiture fund, which would come from an executive action

    – $2.5 billion from the Defense Department’s drug interdiction program, which would come from an executive action

    – $3.5 billion from the Defense Department’s military construction budget, which would require a national emergency. Which is now being enacted.

  7. Macro 7

    Joe not here tonight 🙁
    So better put up the daily twitter feed 😉

    • Sabine 7.1

      but her fucking emails.

      • Macro 7.1.1

        Oh! who can forget those!
        LOCK HER UP! and

        • The Al1en

          Worse than those maga cap wearing tugnuts are the supposed left wingers who still won’t accept the value in a lesser of two evils argument (how did that work out comradeski? Probably quite to plan, truth be told), and how drinking the borscht flavoured cool aid makes you lose a handle on reality faster than you can say novichock and too slushy to sightsee Salisbury cathedral.

          • Gabby

            You reckon the dems’ll give that lesser of two evils argument another whirl next election alie?

            • The Al1en

              The real question, regardless of who the Dems put up is, will fake lefties still continue to say Trump is the better pick in 2020?

              It’s rhetorical, by the way 😉

          • Sabine

            let me pull a noam chomsky


            and i say what i said before the election

            trump will be as good or as bad as the people he is surrounding himself with, and he done a stellar job of surrounding himself with the worst he could find. Granted maybe he makes a bit of cash by having people stay at his hotels, by having jacked up his fees at his properties, by having his security detail rent golf carts and shit. I mean its ok, his corruption is obviously less corrupt then the corruption of others or something something.

            As for the russian shit, don’t care, never commented on it, never will. Putin is not a nice person. the Chinese Premier is not a nice person, May is not a nice person, Trump is not a nice person, and they all interfere and shit. Taht is what not nice person do. Its literally how they get rich.

            My point from well before the election was simply that Trump is whom he is a buffoon, with enough street canny and mafia aspirations to be dangerous and ruthless, and that his tenure will be depended on who will advise him and who will feed him information. I posited at the time that his reign will be bad for women, children, anyone not white, not heterosexual and not male.
            And i feel comfortable in saying my fears are coming true.

            In a time where we should focus on global warming, inequality, and soon mass migration of people trying to survive a world in which their countries drown, burn, or dry out Trump and his enablers are the least equipped people to expect help from, not even for their own sake.

            If literally all you care is about Armageddon and the rule of the bible/god then don’t worry, the four horsemen will come. For all of us, irrespective of how we voted. They will simply have more money, but then it has not great heating value when burned, you can’t cook it, and you can’t breathe it. At the end of the day we will all die, some faster then others.

            So if you are a proud owner of a Maga Hat, wear it, but you should also accept that others might think you look a bit silly. To each their own.

            • The Al1en

              Chomsky is correct.

              “If literally all you care is about Armageddon and the rule of the bible/god then don’t worry, the four horsemen will come. For all of us, irrespective of how we voted. They will simply have more money, but then it has not great heating value when burned, you can’t cook it, and you can’t breathe it. At the end of the day we will all die, some faster then others.

              So if you are a proud owner of a Maga Hat, wear it, but you should also accept that others might think you look a bit silly. To each their own.”


  8. Macro 8


    Trump is dramatically downsizing two teams of federal officials tasked with fighting election interference by foreign countries.

    The task forces are part of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency and were assembled in response to Russian interference in the 2016 election. One of the task forces is half the size it was a few months ago, and there are no indications that senior political leadership plans to rebuild it. The other task force was reduced significantly after the 2018 midterms, before its staff could produce a full assessment of what happened during the election. DHS sources say “2020 is going to be the perfect storm.”


  9. Macro 9

    A couple of days ago I posted where Trump intended to build his wall right through a wild life sanctuary that was on the border and dedicated to butterflies which are seriously under threat.

    Some good news!

    Construction of a section of border wall through natural and historic areas in the Rio Grande Valley was blocked Thursday by a last-minute provision inserted in the budget deal by border-area Congressman Henry Cuellar.

    “I know it’s been extremely important to a lot of people,” said Cuellar, D-Laredo, the only border congressman on the House-Senate conference committee that crafted the budget deal to fund the Homeland Security Department and other agencies and avert another government shutdown.

    “This will stop any barrier from going within those areas, and that’s a huge victory,” he said.


    • The Al1en 9.1

      Until those pesky Mexicans start sending their rapists, murderers and drug dealers over the border strapped to the wings of liberal democrat butterflies.

  10. joe90 10

    Dude’s a fuck up.

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