Daily Review 18/12/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:09 pm, December 18th, 2015 - 8 comments
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8 comments on “Daily Review 18/12/2015”

  1. mickysavage 1

    This cartoon from Foxy I think is in line for cartoon of the year. It captures Key’s obsequious relationship with the All Blacks so well.

  2. Anne 2

    Police are denying any pressure or political interference over police investigation of Nicky Hager. Remember this?

    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11490084

    According to police the only evidence was the contents of Mr Hager’s book Dirty Politics, and that (apparently) wasn’t sufficient so they dismissed Labour’s complaints out of hand.

    In other words, they conducted no investigation whatsoever and then effectively rubbished Hager’s evidence even though it was backed up by numerous emails. Nobody’s home was invaded or searched. Who do they think they are kidding!

  3. weka 3

    ‘Hundreds of Muslims flooded the streets of London to condemn terrorism. Media’s response: Silence’

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/muslim-anti-isis-march-not-covered-by-mainstream-media-outlets-say-organisers-a6765976.html

  4. Draco T Bastard 4

    This company is bottling air in Canada and selling it to China

    “As much as it started out as a novelty idea,” Vitality cofounder Moses Lam told Vice, “with the really bad smog they’ve had in Beijing, we’re finding people are buying it as more than just a novelty, but for everyday use. There’s been quite a demand.”

    Lam hopes that bottled air will be the next bottled water — to which we say, dear god, no. There’s enough waste on this planet at it is. But if you’re still interested, it’ll cost you: Canisters of Fresh Clean Air start out at $14 plus shipping and handling.

    I’m really not sure if I should laugh, cry, facepalm or all three…

  5. ianmac 5

    Another good article by David Fisher tonight:
    “No surprises – Judith Collins tipped to Nicky Hager ruling”
    “For all the focus on Dirty Politics, it wasn’t the book or even a hacked email that sparked Ms Collins’s resignation. Instead, an email sent by a third party to the Prime Minister’s office led to her stepping down. In it, Slater wrote to another person: “I also spoke at length with the minister responsible today (Judith Collins). She is gunning for Feeley,” he said in reference to the then head of the Serious Fraud Office, Adam Feeley….

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11563322

    • Sans Cle 5.1

      The sheer perversity of it all! It is really sickening. And to think that Collins is Police Minister……it just beggars belief.
      From Fisher’s article relating to material in DP book:
      “Both Mrs Collins and Slater later told the Herald the material was forged, although details in the correspondence were independently verified”

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