Daily Review 23/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 23rd, 2015 - 23 comments
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23 comments on “Daily Review 23/10/2015”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Iceland is sending its bankers who broke the law to jail …

    In a move that would make many capitalists’ head explode if it ever happened here, Iceland just sentenced their 26th banker to prison for their part in the 2008 financial collapse.

    After the crash in 2008, while congress was giving American banks a $700 billion TARP bailout courtesy of taxpayers, Iceland decided to go in a different direction and enabled their government with financial supervisory authority to take control of the banks as the chaos resulting from the crash unraveled.

    Back in 2001, Iceland deregulated their financial sector, following in the path of former President Bill Clinton. In less than a decade, Iceland was bogged down in so much foreign debt they couldn’t refinance it before the system crashed.

    Almost eight years later, the government of Iceland is still prosecuting and jailing those responsible for the market manipulation that crippled their economy. Even now, Iceland is still paying back loans to the IMF and other countries which were needed just to keep the country operating.


  2. Morrissey 2

    Fuck the All Blacks. They deserve to lose on Sunday for moral reasons
    even more compelling than their outrageous cynicism in the 2011 RWC final

    Friday 23 October 2015

    I tuned in to the Television One news this evening just long enough to see that waste of time and space Andrew Saveloy noting, in a tone of respect and reverence, that the All Blacks “often use Apiata as a source of inspiration.” Saveloy, an embedded journalist if ever there was one, seemed to be entirely approving of that relationship.

    This prompted me to have a look at the way the Apiata connection was being covered in other outlets. None of them expressed even the slightest misgiving. Maybe they were so preoccupied with the upcoming semifinal that the morality of boosting Apiata wasn’t a concern, at least for the moment. Or, perhaps more likely, they hadn’t given it a moment’s thought and, if pressed, would say that the Afghans deserve everything they get. Steeling myself for an avalanche of “Thumbs down” votes, I posted the following in the comments section of a slobbering article on the Stuff website….

    War hero Willie Apiata watches All Blacks train for Rugby World Cup semifinal

    Willie Apiata is a “war hero”? Look at this iconic picture of him stalking out of the smoke and dust in Kabul, the very picture of doom and terror.

    We need to honour our real war heroes—people who challenge and resist the war-mongering politicians and generals who send men like Willie Apiata to wreak havoc in places such as Afghanistan. The term “war heroes” applies not to soldiers who obey orders but to brave people with the courage to protest—people like Moana Cole, who led attacks against U.S. war planes and the Catholic social justice activists (the “Waihopai Three”) who sabotaged that hated spy base in 2008.



    • Reddelusion 2.1

      Take your pills Morrissey you will pop a vein

    • ropata 2.2

      “Rugby is not life and death” thinks Morrissey.

      No it’s more important than that actually mate.

      • Morrissey 2.2.1

        Absolutely, my friend. Rugby football is indeed more than life and death itself. Which is why all football fans were so disappointed—or “gutted” as a rugby journalist would put it—by the disrespect shown for not only the French but the game of rugby in that farcical 2011 final.

        Of course, the French display last Sunday was equally abject, and equally contemptuous of the game.

  3. Grindlebottom 3

    Hahahahaha. Love that pic.

  4. Wouldn’t it amazing if they caught a signal – it is just absurd enough to happen 🙂

    Beginning last Friday (Oct. 16), the Institute’s Allen Telescope Array (ATA) was taken off its normal survey schedule and instead focused on KIC 8462852, one of the 150,000-plus stars studied by NASA’s Kepler Mission to detect Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting distant stars.. The array of 42 dishes comprises a fully automated system that can run day and night, alerting staff whenever an unusual or interesting signal has been detected.

    A swarm of comets has been proposed to explain the erratic and non-repeating light variations seen in the star located nearly 1,500 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. But no one really seems satisfied with the explanation, and the chances that we’d catch a huge event like a comet breakup or planetary collision in the short time the star has been under observation seems unlikely. Collisions also generate dust. Warmed by the star, that dust would glow in infrared light, but none beyond what’s expected has been detected.


  5. Draco T Bastard 5

    Tertiary provider collapses owing $6 million

    A national agricultural training provider has collapsed after being ordered to pay back $6 million to the government.

    Agribusiness Training Ltd went into liquidation two days ago in the wake of an investigation which found it had failed to deliver programmes it was funded for, the Tertiary Education Commission said.

    The money may not be able to be recovered.

    Well, it seems that private providers are really good at getting money out of the government then not providing any services and not having to pay the money back.

    • Tracey 5.1

      and it wouldn’t have happened overnight, surely? It would have taken them time to build up?

    • AmaKiwi 5.2

      No public school or university could have gotten away with such massive fraud, especially over many years.

      How many times does the public have to get screwed by private contractors replacing public employees before the tide turns and the public says, “No more.”

      These contractors are working in fields where largest expense is salaries and wages. The ONLY way they can outperform a government provider is fewer workers, lower wages, or less service.

      It’s not rocket science. We’re getting constantly ripped off.

      To quote John Key, “Actually, at the end of the day, I’m comfortable with that.”

  6. NZJester 6

    Hawkes Bay Today section of the NZ Herald has John Key visiting the Royal Show.
    I wonder who decided it was a good idea to pose him with a young girl from Woodford House with a ponytail?

    • Grindlebottom 6.1

      I expect he’s learned to control his ponytail tugging impulses now.

    • Whispering Kate 6.2

      Typically he is in comfortable territory with a pretty girl from an elite girls school and a future National voter to boot. Why doesn’t he visit the grim side of NZ and see for himself what he has created. The hair pulling fetish is dormant and under a tight leash for now only.

  7. AmaKiwi 7

    New Topic:

    Kelvin Davis describes Christmas Island as a pseudo concentration camp.


    What to do? Get the international media to report it.

    If it were me, I’d include white Australia’s genocide against their native people. (as per John Pilger)

    • AmaKiwi 7.1

      Brain wave!

      We, the people of NZ, should start a petition to the UN to block Australia’s application to be on the UN Human Rights Council.

      This is OUR fight. It certainly is NOT John Key’s fight.

  8. Margaret 8

    “Empty vessels makes the most sounds” This comment is for Moana Cole who just loves being in the limelight,

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