Daily review 21/02/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 21st, 2019 - 40 comments
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40 comments on “Daily review 21/02/2019”

  1. Kat 2

    National are irrelevant, just white noise in an echo chamber, die hard supporters will be left polarised and reeling.

  2. A 3

    Now capital gains tax looks likely I can’t see a way to get ahead. How depressing.

    They could have at least limited it to people with actual wealth, or capital gains over 100K a year.

    • Stuart Munro 3.1

      Green business is the way.

      Looks like there’s a niche for solar crematoria.

      Always thought sunlight would do the Gnats a power of good.

      • greywarshark 3.1.1

        There is no need to worry A. None of us can get ahead with CC wiping out so much, and science and AI and comm technology reducing enjoyment and free will and ability to shape one’s own life. What if the overbalancing money system does break down, or the meta-rich decide to kill off some countries. China is harassing a number of groups, Myanmar other, UK has groups against Poles who fought for them in WW2 and had about 2/3 of their nation killed by that. And on it goes. What’s to look forward to? Enjoy today and feel happy you get something to pay tax on.

      • Incognito 3.1.2

        Soylent Green

    • Ankerrawshark 3.2

      How do you mean you can’t get ahead? What is your usual income from? How did you manage to get a second house? You do realize that you will still get money from your asset, just not as much

    • In Vino 3.3

      Is that an attempt at humour, A? You are taxed only a small portion of your Gain. You still have a huge two thirds of it left for you to play with to your heart’s content.
      What are you whining about? It is what happens to my salary, and I don’t whine.

      But I should. To my mind we have it all the wrong way round. Capital Gains should not be tax-free. The only thing that should be tax-free is the income that you earn from actually working. The income that you earn by the sweat of your brow should be sacred. Nobody should tax it – that is theft. But there should be a tax on any transaction that anyone does when spending that money, or investing excesses for profit.

      The wrong things are tax-free at present.

    • Formerly Ross 3.4

      Now capital gains tax looks likely I can’t see a way to get ahead. How depressing.

      It doesn’t look likely at all. But please tell me why you want to be the wealthiest person at the cemetery…and when you’re reclining on your death bed, will you really be thinking that you wish you had more money in the bank?

    • mpledger 3.5

      Ahead of whom? Ordinary citizens who get their only income through employment?

  3. BM 6

    On a sad note, I had no idea that Wayne Elliot from Knightshade had died of cancer back in December last year.


    A true NZ rock icon, I loved your music, keep on rocking Wayne wherever you may be.

    Kua hinga te totara i te wao nui a Tane

  4. millsy 7

    We have all the usual suspects fawning over Jordan Peterson. A jumped up reactionary prude who:

    1) wants women to stop enjoying sex and just get pregnant.
    2) line up LGBT people against a wall and shoot them.
    3) ban abortion and contraception
    4) abolish University humanity departments
    5) have creationism taught in schools
    6) strip all women of their rights
    7)have women paid less than men
    8) abolish no fault divorce

    If you support Peterson, you agree with all those points.

    • Shadrach 7.1

      Geez at least find out what the guy actually thinks before typing such rubbish.

      • millsy 7.1.1

        I am pretty sure that is what he thinks.

        • RedLogix

          Fascinating … where did you come by this certainty?

        • Shadrach

          I’m pretty sure you shouldn’t publish a list of things you allege someone wants to implement without actually having some evidence.

          • left_forward

            Well its not that difficult to find out Shadders – there is no mystery with Jordan Peterson.

            • Shadrach

              No, which is why Millsy’s misrepresentation is inexcusable.

              • left_forward

                So take the opportunity to tell us what you think and enlighten us with why you think differently, don’t just instruct millsy on what he should and shouldn’t do.

                • Shadrach

                  Millay made a series of claims about Peterson. Those claimed demonstrate he knows nothing about Peterson. That is all needs to be said.

                  • left_forward

                    Just saying that millsy’s claims demonstrate he knows nothing, without saying why you think this, is extremely unconvincing Shads.

      • Psycho Milt 7.1.2

        Geez at least find out what the guy actually thinks before typing such rubbish.

        I don’t think millsy has ever stopped to find out what people actually think before declaring what they think. It’s a modus operandi that’s served him badly for well over a decade now.

    • bwaghorn 7.2

      I would imagine any woman that slept with him or his followers could tick off at least the first half of point 1.

  5. joe90 8


    • Andre 8.1

      Dunno whether humping human heads is general bird thing or it’s just a few species that get off on it. This one of Sirocco and Mark Carwardine is priceless.

  6. Muttonbird 9

    Simon’s really crap and typically out of touch reaction to the TWG is roasted in this article…in The Herald no less.


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