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Daily Review 21/03/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 21st, 2016 - 27 comments
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27 comments on “Daily Review 21/03/2016 ”

  1. adam 1

    Thank goodness our politicians are not this idiotic – YET!

    • ianmac 1.1

      Are they for real?! Fight back with books!!! Gosh. They shoud have trained them years ago then every kid would be safe. Right?
      Thanks Adam.

  2. weka 2

    The quality of comments from the RWNJs is very poor today. Are they a bit deflated?

  3. weka 3

    The quality of comments from the RWNJs is very poor today. Are they a bit deflated?

    • alwyn 3.1

      There, there diddums.
      Did you forget you had said this just a few seconds ago? Why repeat it?
      Short term memory failure? I saw this in your comments about the “rent-a-mob” the Greenpeace organisation lined up for a protest. You forgot what you had said there too.

  4. wyndham 4

    Poor John. Nobody loves him – – – first the teapot ruling against him and now the Rachel Glucina text. Perhaps Helen Clark did something similar.


  5. joe90 5

    They’re back…


    NEW YORK–Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced that it has signed three hotel deals in Cuba, the first time a U.S. hotel company has done so in almost 60 years


    • gez the rev 5.1

      if cuba has any brains they will tell them to fuck off like a few other latin American and central American countries have

  6. ScottGN 6

    A Double Dissolution on the cards for Australia as Turnbull looks to go early

    • Kiwiri 6.1

      Yup, picked that several days ago (http://thestandard.org.nz/preliminary-rm-results-nzf-jumps-to-9/#comment-1148891).

      July is about as early as he can go, given budget and the various things that need to happen before then. The reforms he pushed through have opened the way to having the double dissolution and early election.

      • swordfish 6.1.1

        Despite one or two making arguments to the contrary, it’s clear the Coalition is still in the box seat … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_for_the_next_Australian_federal_election
        (though good to see a few more ties in the two-party preferred recently)

        • Olwyn

          Looking down your graph, the Liberals look to be losing momentum, while Labour is regaining it. It would be nice if that trend continues and strengthens between now and July. According to people I know in Australia, Turnbull’s honeymoon has been a very brief one.

          • swordfish

            Yep, you’re right about the direction of momentum.
            (a few quick calculations)
            Monthly Averages
            Turnbull becomes PM mid-Sep


            We’re certainly not back to the clear, consistent ALP lead during the Mad Monk’s reign, though. Coalition still marginal favourites, I’d say, but could be a close run thing.

            (Bear in mind that, ominously enough, Turnbull continues to blitz Shorten in the various leadership measures. Not necessarily decisive to the Election outcome, but by no means irrelevant either).

            • Olwyn

              I, like many others, have long preferred Albanese but I would still vote for Shorten to keep Turnbull out. I think that Turnbull would be very harmful to Australia, and hope that he has missed his moment. He seems to fit the same category as Cameron and Key, a 2008-style Tory. But by 2016, the strengthened neo-lib agenda cloaked in toy centrism has done its dash.

              • aerobubble

                Every year of warming is yet another nail in the coffin of paper over, write paper debt, toy governance of Cameron, Key and Turnball. But its the same old adage, cronies in cronies out.

  7. Anne 7

    John Key says he thinks the name of the new Governor General will be announced this week. How convenient. Now lets see… he’s had to admit he was wrong about Ambrose and it looks like we the taxpayers are going to foot the bill on his behalf. Bad look. Thursday is Flag day and it looks like he’s going to get a kick in the butt by the same tax-payers . Yep. Announcement on Thursday?

    • Muttonbird 7.1

      Let’s say flag day ends in defeat for his black and blue Lockwood challenger.

      I do hope the media give it to him with both barrels for the divisive and expensive process he’s dragged the country through.

      I really, really hope they drive him into a corner and put a dunce’s hat on him so that he may think long and hard about how badly he read the people of New Zealand.

      • gez the rev 7.1.1

        hahahahahahaha muttonbird you should do stand up comedy
        biggest fucking joke I heard all year

    • Lanthanide 7.2

      There’s very little the government could announce this week that would overshadow flag day.

  8. Draco T Bastard 8

    Is capitalism driving climate change?

    Aljazeera video: We speak to author Naomi Klein, and ask UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres if the Paris deal is too little, too late.

    • Bill 8.1

      Yes. And yes.

      Does any person with even a passing understanding of climate change seriously have to ask those questions?

  9. AsleepWhileWalking 9

    Super creepy editing of video allows manipulation of Youtube videos in real time (and probably other types of camera images too)

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