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Daily Review 21/08/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, August 21st, 2015 - 14 comments
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Pro smacking protest huh-7

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14 comments on “Daily Review 21/08/2015 ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Public service announcement:

    Michelle Boag has said today that a political blogger receives payments from certain persons so that he will not mention them on his blog.  From the Radiolive website:

    In a discussion on the Ashley Madison leak, former National Party president Michelle Boag made the outrageous claim that a particular blogger accepts money through an intermediary to not mention people’s names.

    This same intermediary also takes payment to say positive things, Boag told Sean Plunket.

    Is this formalised blackmail?

    Authors of the Standard wish to make it clear that none of us are the bloggers referred to by Ms Boag.

    Mr Slater chose to reply.

    He said:

    I don’t receive any money from anybody to not be mentioned on the site.

    She’s got no evidence to support that… she just wants to have a slag at me.”

    Mr Slater also denied running a protection racket or being a sookypants.

    • weka 1.1

      Not sure why they think Boag’s claim is outrageous. Seems entirely plausible to me.

    • Anne 1.2

      I don’t receive any money from anybody to not be mentioned on the site.

      Well, he’s right. He doesn’t. He’s got an intermediary who receives it for him. I expect the intermediary gets a cut.

  2. lprent 2

    Accidental shutdown at about 2015. Reminder, don’t do server setups when you have a (another) head cold.

    Man this has been the worst winter I have had for colds and flus in decades.

    • BM 2.1

      Need to get outside and get fit.

      Constant sickness is your body telling you all is not well.

    • AmaKiwi 2.2

      My doctor’s advice:

      1. Wash your hands all the time.

      2. Don’t let anyone breathe on you closer than 1 meter. 2 meters if they obviously have a cold.

      3. The most germ and virus invested place is not a public toilet. It the handle of the shopping trolley at your supermarket.

      4. Money (cash) is filthy. Wash your hands after handling money.

      It works!

      I am 97 years old and have not been sick since 1929. (OK, I exaggerate. But who doesn’t on The Standard.)

      • lprent 2.2.1

        97 – wow!

        Cash- what is that? I think I have three vectors. One from work, and the others via Lyn from her nieces and the uni.

  3. greywarshark 3

    David Seymour on the workplace bill. He is an unpleasant little twister. Hearing his attack on Labour he shows himself truly slimy.

    • mickysavage 3.1

      Yep that he would be willing to sacrifice worker health because devil spawn trade unionists may infiltrate workplaces and convert ordinary people to communism speaks volumes …

      • joe90 3.1.1

        In Rimmers world he’s under the bed and ‘the reds’ are banging on his bedroom door.

    • Anne 4.1

      Thanks Adam. Sanders is the Corbyn of America. Or some may prefer to call Corbyn the Sanders of Britain. Whatever, they are saying the same things and making huge waves in their respective countries. What it shows, we are far from alone in this country and I’m waiting for the Aussie version to show him/herself so we down-under can join the ever widening campaign to move the world back to democratic socialism. Its our only chance of future survival.

    • whateva next? 4.2

      It’s like Robert Riech’s “Inequality for all” has been accepted into mainstream after all, hallelujah, and lets hope the right wing machine cannot undermine this very inspiring movement.Thanks for the link.

  4. Gael 5

    Well that was refreshing, thank you Adam…I suddenly feel like whistling a happy tune.

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