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Daily review 20/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 20th, 2020 - 28 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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28 comments on “Daily review 20/02/2020 ”

  1. Robert Guyton 1

    OMV find nothing in the first well off the coast of Otago and Southland. Going home … to Taranaki. Is it all over? Don't think so.


    • tc 1.1

      Not if what I've heard the sth basin holds is true, about the size of the UK north sea field.

      Technically it’s alot more accessible today than when allegedly mapped out.

      • Kevin 1.1.1

        They have been exploring the GSB since the 70's.

        And nada. It's a pretty wild environment for an oil rig.

  2. Cinny 2

    If you missed the Democratic debate in Nevada, catch up on this link here, starts at around the 50min mark. Bloomberg was a big fail. I'm with Bernie 100%


    • adam 2.1

      But wasn't Warren awesome. That 2 by 4 she landed on Bloomberg was worth the price of admission.

      Only Warren and Bernie looked good at the end of that debate. The rest looked like hacks and has beens.

    • Andre 2.2

      Bernie's lived a charmed political life – no-one has ever gone after him the way Bloomberg got blowtorched in the debate.

      For the sake of removing Deranged Dotard, some of the other Dem candidates really need to test how Bernie reacts when he is under serious fire. Because if Sanders is the nominee, Drumpf Brulee will go after him in a way that makes what happened to Bloomberg look like getting savaged by a particularly gentle friendly puppy.

  3. Fireblade 3

    NZX finishes day on record high.

    "The New Zealand sharemarket was one of the world's best performers last year, gaining more than 30 percent, and so far this year it's up by nearly 5 percent"


    • pat 3.1

      and in other news, Sky City Casino made a record profit this year

    • Graeme 3.2

      In most parts of the western world that sort of news the year before an election would have the incumbent government ahead in the polls by at least the previous year's gain.

      For some strange reason we've got 'economic leaders' running around like there's business owners jumping out windows.

      Simon and his cassandra mates have got rock in their heads

      • adam 3.2.1

        That's becasue they not making as much money in back hands and graft as they did when national were in power.

    • infused 3.3

      30% of fuck all is still fuck all. xero left for aus market. thats where i am and s&p 500

    • Fireblade 3.4

      Pat. You may not be interested in record sharemarket performance, but others might be. Don't overlook the fact that some Labour and Green voters own shares and have business interests. In addition, good news about the NZ economy should be highlighted, especially in an election year.

  4. millsy 4

    First Concert, now the cricket – Radio Sport hands back it's cricket broadcasting rights, and this could very well be the last summer of relaxing with the cricket commentary on the background.

    Hopefully RNZ will get the rights and resurrect Sports Roundup on the AM Network, sports media is starting to border on incestuous over the past 20 years or so.

    This country probably had the best sports coverage the team in the world until what is now NZME was privatised and Sky snapped up the TV rights.

  5. roblogic 6

    i am in hospital tonight, just had operation on my arm for a badly smashed humerus bone. now i am titanium. messing around on my phone, here’s a sweet lullaby


    • Ad 6.1

      Hey Rob that's terrible.

      But great to hear a leftie go a little bit Tony Stark.

      Hang in there you are a great soul and we don't hear enough of you.

    • RedLogix 6.2

      Yikes …. that sounds like a drama. My father always said the best thing about hospitals is that there is always some other poor bastard in there worse off than you. devil

      There’s a great comment in the thread below Disturbed’s song:

      Simon and Garfunkel’s version was a warning.
      Disturbed’s version is rage because the warning was ignored.

      • roblogic 6.2.1

        crashed into a tree while mountain biking, came off second best. yeah i am pretty healthy apart from the arm, gonna have a mean scar from this one !

        • Andre

          Didn't your mumma tell you not to pick fights with trees?

          Mine did. She didn't warn me about the ground, though, so I've still got titanium holding my collarbone together.

  6. pat 7

    "Digital marketing firm Topham Guerin, founded by Young Nationals, worked on the Conservative campaign, and have also worked for the NZ National Party and the Liberal Party in Australia. So we should not be too surprised to see them attempting to work their magic here, leading Chris Trotter to wonder whether Labour’s “communications strategists can match the clear-headed and disarmingly amoral cynicism of Topham-Guerin and their imitators”.


    Excellent piece from Pundit

    • Robert Guyton 7.1

      That's very interesting, pat. I suspect agencies such as Topham Guerin use sites such as this to test their strategies. A double-secret-dog-whistle delivered by an anonymous poster (pick your favourite here) and reacted-to by us rank-and-file Lefties, would provide them with easy, free and immediate market research. On The Standard, we all feel free to "wade in" without too much caution on topics such as "what-Bridges-said" and so on, without suspecting that someone might be fishing here for our reactions for their own nefarious purposes, hence my belief.

    • ianmac 7.2

      Excellent Pat. So "Soiman" may be deliberate? And the reaction to the 33cents in the dollar may be calculated? Devious!

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