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Daily Review 21/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 21st, 2018 - 41 comments
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41 comments on “Daily Review 21/08/2018”

  1. joe90 1

    Something different. Marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu’s beautiful images of larval beasties at night.

    https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/08/jewels-in-the-night-sea/

    https://www.ryo-minemizu.com/

    • AsleepWhileWalking 1.1

      Wow!

      Lloyd Homer (GNS Photographer) had amazing shots of Antarctica a few years ago. Otherworldly.

      Can’t find them online though 🙁

  2. Ed 2

    Boycott restaurants and companies that use foodlots.

    • greywarshark 2.1

      Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor putting down SAFE for drawing attention to this practice which has been going on for years and the place is now very polluted. He uses the sad argument that because safe don’t want anyone to be killing animals, that farmers and the public should disregard absolutely everything they say.
      https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018658924/safe-calls-for-end-to-feedlots
      and the Feds:
      https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/country/364582/federated-farmers-hits-back-at-vegan-fundamentalists-safe

      But there is a case and the Environment Minister David Parker is putting the points:
      https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018659101/i-struggle-to-see-how-they-are-legal-environment-minister-responds-to-feedlot-farmsforward.
      https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/364603/feedlots-haven-t-been-properly-policed-by-regional-councils-minister

      Meanwhile a farmer with concern for our reputation and the good of the soil and land talks about what he sees.
      https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/363942/businessman-challenges-hawke-s-bay-council-on-damaging-feedlots

      From frederics restaurant blog:
      Bovines are not meant to eat grains, soy or corn, so to keep them alive they are pumped with medications, antibiotics and supplements. Because cattle kept like this spend little to no time moving around or socialising (which are both hugely important for all sentient beings, not just humans!) they are grossly unhealthy and consist of more fat than muscle. This of course then gets passed down to you and me when we eat the meat from these animals.
      We Are What We (M)Eat

      2017 For feedlots:
      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/article.cfm?c_id=16&objectid=11883569

      • Draco T Bastard 2.1.1

        Marbled meat

        Marbling can also be influenced by time on feed, and type of feed, and relative feed value of feedstuffs. The longer cattle are fed a high-energy diet, the better chance they will grade higher on quality scores, but will have much lower yield grades (percentage of carcass lean to fat ratio). Feeding a high amount of cereal grains, such as corn or barley, will change the color of the carcass fat from a yellowish to a white and increase the chance of obtaining a higher quality grade, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

        Yeah, the high fat content is purposeful. You will pay more for it.

        • greywarshark 2.1.1.1

          That must be the reason that I can hardly afford to buy meat at all, even mice? (I meant mince, but that typo has given me ideas).

          • Stuart Munro 2.1.1.1.1

            SHEPHERD’s PIE

            Not every shepherd can dice a lamb every time his belly rumbles. So many have learned to make do with DICED FIELD MICE.

            Take 4 potatoes, boil, mash, season, add cream, mash some more, line 8″ pieshell with them.

            Boil six medium sized mice. Rats are ok if you know what they’ve been eating. No Buick upholstery or graveyards.

            If the rodents are the right size, you should have a cup of rat meat (depending if you’ve cleaned the carcasses well enough.) Season with salt, pepper, cayenne, add l cup blanched, chopped almonds, l cup cracker crumbs, l egg, (reserve l tsp for topping) making a burger. OPTIONAL: bell pepper, onions, cilantro, parsley, thyme, oregano, l can creamed corn, l can of those crunchy chinese things, water chestnuts, chopped olives, a dash of catsup or tomato sauce.

            Fill the pie. Cover with more potatoes. Use egg/cream to wipe down pie so it toasts brownish in oven.

            Remember, a rabbit is just a big rodent. The taste of the flesh is identical. Ask any concentration camp visitor.

            TIP: when cooking rodents, pre-soaking up to 5 hours helps take away that pesky rodent flavor. AND the longer you cook it, with the other ingredients, the better the meat tastes.

            Don’t use real shepherds – they’ll make you crook.

            https://rense.com/general27/ram.htm

            Farley Mowat had a recipe in Never Cry Wolf too.

      • Ed 2.1.2

        Ewhat a ignorant boofhead Damien O’Connor is.

        • greywarshark 2.1.2.1

          I had the idea that he was more intelligent than that, a bit of balance beyond the usual pro-farmer certainty. Appealing to the OTT doesn’t cut it.

          • Grey Area 2.1.2.1.1

            I had the idea that he was more intelligent than that, a bit of balance beyond the usual pro-farmer certainty.

            Nope. Ignorant boofhead it is. Damien “Treating Sentient Beings Cruelly is OK by Me” O’Connor sounds like a PR hack for Federated Farmers. And like a clone of Nathan Guy.

            Where do they get these people from?

  3. Ed 3

    Sarah Abdallah

    “So the US government knew there weren’t any WMDs in Iraq but invaded anyway, destroyed an entire nation, killed & displaced millions, and gave rise to ISIS…

    And yet we’re supposed to believe their claims about “chemical weapons attacks” in Syria without question? What a joke.”

    • dukeofurl 3.1

      No different than from the end of WW1- The Weimar Republic government covered up the fact that the Kaiser Reich were soley responsible for starting the war….it was too a preventative war that they planned to happen and just took a convenient pretext to kick of their predetermined timetable
      In general the Anglo-saxon world swallowed it hook line and sinker and now the line is ‘we were all responsible’

    • RedLogix 3.2

      No-one with any brains believed the Iraqi WMD lie, even at the time. Hell I recall marching down Lambton Quay with at least 10,000 other people protesting the imminent invasion.

      There is no question this calculated deception was a major turning point; it deeply damaged the credibility of the Washington aligned axis and has never recovered since.

      There are precious few voices remaining who enjoy unconditional confidence. We often see the consequences here, people arguing around in tight little ideological circles, battling to defend their molehill of virtue, when the truth is most of us cannot be certain of anything any more.

      • dukeofurl 3.2.1

        Even the UN security council didn’t believe it, technically making the war illegal. Who remembers that now when they prattle on about Crimea… Our rember Turkey s invasion of Cyprus…where they remain to this day.

      • Anne 3.2.2

        The very name “Weapons of Mass Destruction” was enough to raise an eyebrow. So vague – what are they talking about? If they really knew there were nuclear weapons does anyone think they would have called them WMD? Of course not. They would have given them their actual title – nuclear bombs.

  4. Anne 4

    Excellent news:

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/364586/public-service-performance-bonuses-scrapped

    It was the introduction of these so-called performance based bonuses back in the late 1980s and 1990s which sent the path of the Public Service into a downward spiral.

    My experiences were:

    it wasn’t what you knew or how much knowledge and experience you had gained in your area of expertise which counted, but rather who you knew and how greasy and pliable you were while climbing the ladder of success.

    Time to abandon them for all public servants and not just the bosses.

    • AsleepWhileWalking 4.1

      Possibly the biggest change to Work and Income so far?

      • Anne 4.1.1

        Yes. AWW.

        The culture of the Public Service changed almost overnight from being an organisation which was there to serve the public to corporate-type bodies whose aim was to prise open the purses of the general public – and indeed other branches of the P.S – and make them pay through the nose for their sometimes less satisfactory services. I was a first hand witness to such an example in the 1990s.

        Edit: I’m talking about the P.S in general.

        • Rosemary McDonald 4.1.1.1

          I vividly recall a Ministry of Health Disability Support Services Consumer forum (when they still used to hold them) where there had been much pain, anger and frustration voiced at the inadequacies of the sparse supports.
          I asked the Group Manager and the attendant policy advisors if it was true the rumour that they received performance bonuses if they came in under Budget….

          The bureaucrats looked like they were chewing razor blades, while the assembled ‘consumers’ cheered.

          Stop the obscene bonuses, and while they’re at it….fire any of them that have worked for the same Ministry for more than ten years.

          Cut out the corruption and rot.

          Then we might see some improvement in performance.

    • Draco T Bastard 4.2

      it wasn’t what you knew or how much knowledge and experience you had gained in your area of expertise which counted, but rather who you knew and how greasy and pliable you were while climbing the ladder of success.

      That’s been my experience in corporations as well. Experience and knowledge count for nothing – it’s who you know and the amount of arse-kissing you do.

  5. marty mars 5

    Good win this

    “TVNZ has removed a documentary that claims Celts settled New Zealand thousands of years before the arrival of Māori from its on demand service following a query from RNZ’s Mediawatch.”

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/2018658273/seven-foot-tall-pre-maori-disappear-from-tvnz

    That rubbish is so stupid that only racist dumbarses believe it. So glad that AT LAST TVNZ have got rid of that shit off their site.

    • Anne 5.1

      @ marty mars,
      It reminds of an old news story TV3 trot out every so often when they are short of material. I refer to the “strange lights” seen in the night sky off the Kaikoura Coast back in the 1970s. The Met Service explained the cause a dozen times.

      There was an anti-cyclone covering the country and at around 2000 ft an ‘inversion’ which is a layer of warmer air that acts as a reflective shield. It only occurs in intense anti-cyclonic conditions. There was a Japanese fishing fleet out to sea off the Kaikoura coast and the “strange lights” were the lights from the fleet being reflected off the inversion layer.

      I once sent the details to TV3 news explaining what it was… and told them to stop spreading idiot stories about UFOs seen off the Kaikoura coast. But they still haul the rubbish out every so often. They call it fake news.

      • marty mars 5.1.1

        Yep those ufos have attained legend status now.

        And everytime they run that story another set of people believe. And anyone who knows the truth has to explain from the beginning again – and that just can’t be done realistically. Drives me up the wall.

        • WILD KATIPO 5.1.1.1

          Oh don’t be so naive and foolish …

          You surely don’t believe in the one dimensional dogmatic agenda of the power elites , do you ?

          Steven Greer – Disclosure Project 2001 – Aliens Secret … – YouTube
          Video for disclosure project greer youtube▶ 1:55:56

          • WILD KATIPO 5.1.1.1.1

            Then we have this from Nick Pope,…

            England’s former MOD guy for many years…

            You know?… the big cheese of military operations???

            Nick Pope – Government and UFOs – YouTube
            Video for nick pope on ufos you tube▶ 58:51

            • WILD KATIPO 5.1.1.1.1.1

              And Lord Hill Norton….

              The UFO Cover Up Former Chief Of Defence Staff Lord Hill Norton …

              • marty mars

                I don’t believe you tube clips. Truth is much stranger than even you can imagine – the ufo stuff is black ops honeytrapping for the gullible imo

    • solkta 5.2

      I couldn’t believe the level of lying in that propaganda piece. They used the rat DNA research to say the exact opposite of the researcher’s conclusion.

      It was only on TVNZ for two weeks but that was enough for 4000 views. TVNZ need to do better.

  6. joe90 6

    This is cool.

    The original 2,000 year old clothing found on a Danish "bog body" woman uncovered in 1879. pic.twitter.com/fe45aMIYig— Myko Clelland (@DapperHistorian) June 18, 2018

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df-PQArXkAIn0Fj.jpg

  7. Landlords, Australian banks and homelessness…

    George Thorogood – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – 7/5/1984 …

  8. corodale 8

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/gold-leaving-us-vaults-signs-of-upcoming-currency-war-and-armed-conflict-turkey-repatriates-its-gold/5651111

    So, if last time we where against, this time we would be fore, right? Let them free of Nato. Cost us billions, this 5eyes thing, n just so they can spy on us, while 3 o-the Jap planes would have trumped the 4 Boeing and cost a handful.

    Could have got independant tech, home-grown. It will take a fulltime team in our Intellegence Service, just to be removing the Israeli back-door-hacks in the chips of that over-priced Californien stuff.

  9. corodale 9

    German Foreign Minister calling for European countries to abandon the US SWIFT banking payment system so Europe can continue to trade with Iran, without the US.
    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/08/21/571860/Heiko-Maas-Germany-JCPOA-Handelsblatt

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