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Daily review 16/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 16th, 2018 - 31 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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31 comments on “Daily review 16/11/2018 ”

  1. NZJester 1

    TYT are saying that it looks like Trump’s new so-called Attorney General is preparing the groundwork to Fire Mueller. The problem is he was not legally confirmed as they are required to be and so his appointment to the Attorney General position is not constitutional.

  2. James Thrace 2

    I think NZ is fucked. We no longer have any politicians or political parties that have a long term aim. Gordon McLauchlan is right. We are a passionless people. Only too ready to swing with the most populist agenda rather than stand up for anything that is right and fair.

    We need to get up and stand up and start speaking out for us. For NZ. For the people. Being accused of being racist or xenophobic or anti-capitalist is not going to get us anywhere

    We need a party that says we need to look after our people first. Let’s put a limit on what can be exported. Let’s put a limit on what can be transferred electronically. Let’s put NZ society first. Without a society, there is no individual.

    It’s time to stop dreaming and start doing.

    • Ad 2.1

      Go ahead form your own party.

    • Ed 2.2

      Not just New Zealand.
      The world is spiraling towards an ecological catastrophe and we lack the ability to forget our differences and work together to protect life as we know it on the Planet:

      I’m with Rachel Stewart on this.

    • BM 2.3

      We are a passionless people. Only too ready to swing with the most populist agenda rather than stand up for anything that is right and fair.

      Democracy fails badly when the average voter is a shallow, lazy, easily led dim wit.

      • Grey Area 2.3.1

        Speak for yourself.

        • Anne 2.3.1.1

          I planned to offer BM our condolences and offer him a helping hand but was distracted. 😉

        • BM 2.3.1.2

          Out of a population of close to 5 million people I doubt there are more than a few thousand people who are actually interested in politics let alone interested in discussing politics.

          Politics should be more than a blue team vs red team competition, Politics is what shapes the country, to have so few people interested in that is terrible and it’s a sad indictment on our culture and education system.

          • Tricledrown 2.3.1.2.1

            BM in grovelling mode we have been saying this for year’s grumplestilskin.

          • patricia bremner 2.3.1.2.2

            Blaming won’t help. What should be done?

            Ed is one of the few who comes to this forum with concrete suggestions.
            They are of course untenable for many, so they denigrate his ideas.

            Lamenting won’t help.
            Could we do as these young are doing, hold meetings to discuss projects.
            It could have a colour banner going from green blue yellow through to orange red to represent the continuum from life to inferno. The projects could be affirmative action involving songs poems enactments using modern technology
            We needs food rules, transport rules, production rules frameworks towards producing life in abundance.We need to value nature, nothing else matters or……….

            California is our future .. now 600+ missing feared dead.
            We will burn regardless of our politics. Humanity, life cycles and Gaia is in jeopardy.
            Denial prevents us going to Marshall law and onto war footing, which the young are beginning to grasp, as entrenched systems will bring defeat.

            I’m sure someone else will come on here and express these ideas far more eloquently.

      • Jack Ramaka 2.3.2

        Agree +100%

        • Jack Ramaka 2.3.2.1

          However I would say maybe 100,000 I think a couple of thousand 2,000 to 3,000 is being a bit derogatory about the intelligence of your average New Zealander.

    • McFlock 2.4

      The way I see it, we have lots of captains making rabble-rousing calls, but no rabble to rouse and the captains don’t do much rabbling themselves.

      Look at your skillset. Put that skillset to work. If you can set those skills towards paid employment for the good, great.

      If you’re a lawyer, represent workers or the disenfranchised, or local community groups. If you’re an artist, create a good piece of art that is also political (not laying it on with a trowel, it has to be good art first). If you win an award, use the podium as a soapbox. If you’d be a good representative (more than just a rabble-rouser), run for election.

      But if you can’t turn it into your job, turn it into your hobby. If you’re a bureaucrat, help local good organisations with their bureaucratic requirements. If you can put 1000 words together coherently and regularly, write regular posts here and for other influential places. Don’t sit in meeting rooms being glum – help the do-ers. Sign up for community gardens, or help an environmental group clean rubbish out of a stream. Join a political party and really get involved over years. Volunteer for the boring jobs. Help do the dishes. See what the foodbank needs.

      Lead by example.

    • Jack Ramaka 2.5

      Winston NZF ?

    • Jack Ramaka 2.6

      Agree +100%

  3. joe90 3

    Well, that explains lots.

    Former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz spent the first two years of the Trump administration
    defending the president against the possible threat of impeachment, attacking critics of the White House, supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial nomination to the Supreme Court, and lambasting the Iran nuclear deal. He even went so far as accusing Harvard law students who protested Kavanaugh’s confirmation of practicing “a new form of McCarthyism that is quickly descending on university campuses.”

    On cable news, Dershowitz has emerged as a go-to Trump-defender and critic of the left wing of the Democratic Party, all while self-identifying as a “liberal Democrat.” Over the summer, Dershowitz loudly complained about being shunned by Martha’s Vineyard’s largely liberal residents.

    But Dershowitz’s shift to the right, and the frequent defense of the Trump administration, has coincided with a lucrative source of income for the retired professor.

    Dershowitz’s work for the anti-refugee and anti-Muslim Gatestone Institute paid him $120,000 in 2017, making him one of the group’s highest paid contractors, according to tax disclosures reviewed by LobeLog.

    https://lobelog.com/dershowitz-received-120k-from-anti-muslim-gatestone-institute/

  4. JC 4

    Good money in refugees!

    Firm makes $US30m from Nauru centre in seven months … Canstruct could profit $US110 million until its contract expires in April 2019.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/376112/firm-makes-us30m-from-nauru-centre-in-seven-months

    Appalling the Australian company running the offshore processing centre on Nauru is profiting from abuse.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/376033/let-us-free-manus-refugees-write-to-apec-leaders

  5. Jack Ramaka 5

    Phil Goff is not happy with cost blow outs on the new Speedway transferring out of Western Springs, costs and budgets are blowing out already ?

    Anyone not surprised with Auckland City Council cost blowouts on projects ?

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