Daily Review 17/05/2017

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  1. tc 1

    Many Americans are probably thinking there’s no way they’re ever seeing that from the Donald and they don’t have sufficient democracy to impeach him either.

    • Chris 1.1

      They will impeach him. And it will be sooner rather than later because both sides want him gone. It’ll be fast tracked. I even predict it’ll happen before the end of the year. I wish ipredict was still running.

  2. The decrypter 2

    Major rugby announcement to be made–corrin dan –hot off the press. tv 1.

  3. Anne 3

    Thanks for the caption mickysavage.

    The impeachment of Richard Nixon was one of those moments you never forget. You know where you were and how you felt. I remember my late father was totally engulfed with elation. He loathed and despised Nixon. Maybe I will one day go through the same experience with another president. 🙂

    • Bill 3.1

      The impeachment of Nixon…nope. No recollection.
      Moon landing…vague yet indelible memory.
      The protests of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics…same.

      And then I look at the dates and my age at the given times and it can’t be right that I remember what I do…surely! Seems memory’s an odd beast, that while precious, is never to be trusted. 😉

      • marty mars 3.1.1

        when lady di died still sticks with me – I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing and 911 too of course.

        • JanM 3.1.1.1

          I’m like that for Kennedy’s assassination – that dates me!

          • Anne 3.1.1.1.1

            I remember that too. Oh dear… 🙁

          • Halfcrown 3.1.1.1.2

            “I’m like that for Kennedy’s assassination – that dates me!”

            That dates me as well Jan, I know exactly where I was and the time. I was having an interview for a job (didn’t get it) in an officer in Knightsbridge London. It was about 11.00 am and this guys secretary came in asked if she could interrupt and told him that Kennedy had been assassinated.

        • weka 3.1.1.2

          John Lennon being shot. Plus when Abba broke up, lol. Remember exactly where I was both times. Lady Di too, and I didn’t believe the person telling me.

        • mickysavage 3.1.1.3

          My seminal political events involved Muldoon in the 1970s and 1980s, the Springbok tour and the anti nuclear protests at the same time.

          911 was another event. I can clearly recall waking up and turning the TV on in the morning which is something I never do. And then witnessing the carnage …

          • lprent 3.1.1.3.1

            Apollo 11 – playing cricket
            Vietnam & protests – news only, I wasn’t allowed to march
            Nixon – the long drawn out horror
            Muldoon – the even longer horror and slide into banana republic status
            Springbok tour – still have the scars
            4th Labour government – deciding to stay in NZ in 1986
            Marines in Lebanon
            Gulf war I – started watching CNN
            911 – was working in the middle of the night and it came up on CNN
            Gulf war II – the stupidity

            I have to say it has been pretty boring for a decade now. I guess that is why we have Trump

            • Daveosaurus 3.1.1.3.1.1

              Because of time zones, a lot of my ‘first time’ hearings are from the 6am news on the clock radio. The two big ones I heard during the day were:
              * Canterbury earthquake – Walking back to the office I thought I felt a jolt. Got back to my desk and the internet was out. Then the news started filtering through.
              * Bowie – While helping with the clean-up after a huge family event.

              • ropata

                1999 RWC loss to France – was in Auckland and the whole country was in mourning for a week

                2003 RWC defeat by Australia & Gregan’s taunt “four more years” – was in the Holy Grail pub in Christchurch, now sadly demolished

                2007 RWC loss to France – infamous Wayne Barnes display, the bitterness lasted for years

                But now I hardly watch rugby anymore, go figure

        • Incognito 3.1.1.4

          The Boxing Day tsunami.

      • mikesh 3.1.2

        I don’t think Nixon was impeached. He avoided impeachment by resigning.

        • In Vino 3.1.2.1

          True, but I nevertheless identify with Anne’s Dad. I guess that dates me!

        • Anne 3.1.2.3

          I call it a Clayton’s impeachment. As close as you can get to being impeached without actually being impeached. It may well happen the same way with another president.

          • One Anonymous Bloke 3.1.2.3.1

            He will settle out of court: cop a plea, pay a fine.

            A retrospective license to break the law. Paying for indulgences.
            The awful alternative being that the Republican Party changes the law in the meantime and fulfils its destiny.

  4. NZJester 4

    I see from the HB Today part of the NZ Herald that the local hospital in Hastings has again announced they are at capacity with no spare beds and not the first time either. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11857828
    This part of Hawkes Bay is a growing region yet our local hospital is not growing fast enough to keep up with it.
    Havelock North is one of those fast-growing areas and yet National have also been slow to respond as the schools there are at overflow capacity as well. They are putting a band-aid solution on that by moving in prefab units onto the various Havelock North school’s grounds.
    But there is no band-aid solution yet for our hospital being too full. They even started to charge for parking in the HB hospital public parking lot to try and scare away people from coming by car to the hospital due to the parking lot always being full with a few cars always driving around waiting for a park to free up.

    • Draco T Bastard 4.1

      I suspect that it was changed because of people parking there all day while at work.

      Almost every business out there expects you to have a car and bring it to work but doesn’t provide parking.

  5. weka 5

    Anyone know if Prime TV is viewable online? Thought I’d take a look at Backbenches tonight, but can’t find a way to watch it.

  6. adam 6

    Got told a rumor Chelsea Manning is going to be released. Anyone else heard anything?

  7. Incognito 7

    Nobody owns the water ice.

    Ambitious iceberg project from southern Indian Ocean to Dubai gains momentum

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11857917

  8. adam 8

    Professor Richard Wolff on the RT show The Big Picture. In the first part of the show is the good stuff, so about 15 minutes for those with the time. The later part is about if trump is mentally fit to rule.

    • Bill 8.1

      Petty, I know. But I really do wish people would stop omitting the SNP from their commentary on the rise of the left. They were the first afterall. And as has been pointed out, UK Labour’s policies, where they coincide with the SNP’s devolved powers, are essentially a cut and paste of SNP policies.

      Anyway…thanks for the link.

  9. aerobubble 9

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/92670907/latecomers-waikato-regional-council-hop-on-board-the-rail-link-train

    Any viable rail line requires new stations to maximize ridership. Catchment. In Hamiltion this would necessitate a Nawton station, as well as a East Hamilton one. Not a Base or hugely expensive upgrade to the central station(esp when there is room behind beneath Hamilton school. But hey its require public sector infrastruture management capacity and we dont do that here without handing it off to the private sector. Who like all the private sector look to maximize monoploy and control, ergo the push for just one station at the Base, no idea about actual consumer demands.

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