Daily Review 17/12/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, December 17th, 2015 - 20 comments
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Bunnings protest

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20 comments on “Daily Review 17/12/2015”

  1. Bill 1

    It just me, or is anyone else’s connection failing on the following UK newspapers – ‘the guardian’, ‘the independent’, the ‘financial times’?

    • Draco T Bastard 1.2

      I’m having some trouble but not with those sites. I’ve lost Github and Twitter.

      • amirite 1.2.1

        Draco, I had trouble with twitter too today, been getting a’DNS server not responding’ message. Restarting the laptop & router didn’t work. In desperation I had to download the TunnelBear app. Twitter now fine.

        • Draco T Bastard

          Yeah, it’s weird. I can’t reach those sites but if I stick the address into http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ it tells me it’s up. As nothing has changed on my system I can only assume that it’s Orcon that’s the problem.

          • Bill

            So I googled ‘Orcon’ and one of the hits was a line they’d put up on twitter “Some customers may be experiencing internet issues due to a DoS attack. Sorry for the trouble, we’re working on it now (no ETR currently).”

            The irony is that you can’t get to the twitter page. 🙂

  2. ianmac 2

    “Will you join Kyle in calling on the White Ribbon Campaign to drop John Key as an ambassador?” Marianne – ActionStation
    I signed but not sure how to post the open petition on the Standard.

    • Lara 2.1

      I have zero respect for White Ribbon. A bunch of PR BS is what that is.

      Key would be the last in a long line of blokes who want to be seen to be doing something to help the little wimmen, all the while perpetuating rape culture (which of course they deny exists)


      Nope. No confidence at all in that BS “campaign”.

      In fact, I have as much confidence in White Ribbon to support women as I do in the NZ Police.

      • ianmac 2.1.1

        I think Key wears the white emblem on his suit to symbolise his support for white ribbon. Wonder why he does that?

        • fender

          Because he’s using it for appearances sake. He’ll use anything.

          I doubt he has any great passion for the cause like he does for golf, booze, money, hobnobbing, authoritarianism, immaturity etc.

      • RedBaronCV 2.1.2

        I’m in complete agreement with you Lara. When you see the likes of JK and cops who can’t be bothered chasing up issues like roastbusters wearing it then it is just a PR window dressing stunt. I’d love to see the media next WR day ask some of these people what actions exactly they intend to take to make their stunt a reality. Which behaviour or action of theirs they would change.

  3. Daphna 3

    Useful collection of articles on the state of the working class in New Zealand today: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/the-state-of-the-working-class-in-new-zealand-today/

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