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Daily review 25/08/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 25th, 2022 - 22 comments
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22 comments on “Daily review 25/08/2022 ”

  1. Robert Guyton 1

    Sometimes, Bomber Bradbury gets it right…

    "ACT have the intellectual and philosophical spine to say no to these Qanon antivax feral lunatics, Labour have the intellectual and philosophical spine to say no to these Qanon antivax feral lunatics, the Greens have the intellectual and philosophical spine to say no to these Qanon antivax feral lunatics, the Maori Party have the intellectual and philosophical spine to say no to these Qanon antivax feral lunatics, yet National under Chris Luxon DON’T have the intellectual and philosophical spine to say no to these Qanon antivax feral lunatics."

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2022/08/25/aloha-luxon-wont-rule-out-working-with-qanon-jesus/

    • Incognito 1.1

      ACT should rule out working with National because it (National) lacks intellectual and philosophical spine and there is an unbridgeable gap between the party that has no policies with the party that is strong on ideology, values, and principles. It would be a political marriage in which one party has the brains and the other is hollow and vulgar, politically speaking.

      • AB 1.1.1

        the party that is strong on ideology, values, and principles

        We should define a principle as something that requires you to act in ways that are not in, or are even contrary to, your own self-interest. Which would mean that the things ACT claims to be 'values' or 'principles' may turn out to be merely disguised expressions of self-interest. And it is easy to hold fast to 'principles' if they aren't actually principles at all and therefore require no real sacrifice.

    • Patricia Bremner 1.2

      yes Surprise surprise Even a stopped clock…..

  2. Chess Player 2

    Bit cowardly, don’t you think, for Mallard to get the new speaker to apologise for him?

    Miraculously! One day after he’s no longer in the seat!

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/08/winston-peters-receives-apology-over-parliament-trespass-notice-after-taking-action-to-high-court.html

  3. Poission 3

    Texas invokes regulations as it names financial companies that Texan public organizations (Pension funds,municipal authorities) must disinvest from due to their energy boycott policy.

    They join other restricted organizations such as terrorist entities

    Due to high energy prices and reserves Deloittes estimated 1.4 trillion in free cash flow for energy companies,and debt free by 2024.

  4. Ad 4

    Hey Roberston, save your bosses ass and announce a multibillion programme to wipe out student loans $10 and $20 thousand a time.

    (172) Biden announces student debt relief for millions of Americans – YouTube

    • pat 4.1

      "The nearly 77,500​ people overseas in arrears on their student loans should be offered more incentives to come home, says Sam Blackmore​, co-vice president of the Union of Students’ Associations.

      They delinquent debtors owed just under $1.9 billion​ in overdue repayments and penalty interest at the end of June, and Inland Revenue Te Tari Take​ thinks it knows where less than half are, data released under the Official Information Act shows."

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/129325762/new-zealanders-overseas-face-mounting-student-loan-debt

    • Poission 4.2

      Just wiped out the IRA gains,and adds inflationary stimulus in time for QT (means treasury debt bill increases) and FED continues Jumbos to sustain core inflation.

    • joe90 4.3

      They've sweetened the pot for millions, too.

    • Poission 4.4

      The cost is around 300b, it has affected the US$ already depreciating across most currency by 1% (inc nz$) it may be unlawful ( Obama admin said it was beyond executive authority) and pissed off a lot of working class.

    • bwaghorn 4.5

      Instead of wiping it ,allow them to wipe 10% of there debr each year they stay and work in nz

    • Jenny how to get there 4.6

      Let them catch taxis.

      According to Pat below, delinquent student debtors owe $1.9 billion. To put that in perspective – The Judith Collins expressway linking Manukau City to her electorate of Papakura that Collins is running a pork barrel campaign on, has been costed by Waka Kotahi at a total of $3.5 billion. $1.3 billion of that to be spent compulsory acquiring and demolishing homes and businesses along the route. Meanwhile the affluent village of Clevedon where Collins has a home and that will be served by the new expressway has zero public transport. As Collins is my local MP I met with her and posited that a bus service to Clevedon would be cheaper than the expressway. Collins said that Clevedon does have a taxi van service, that she used to get her son to school.

      https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/ldr/433344/up-in-arms-drury-residents-express-concern-over-1-point-3bn-mill-rd-project

  5. joe90 5

    Billions of tons of sequestered carbon and a galloping albedo effect. Sweet.

    /

    Usually, spruce seeds don’t travel more than a few hundred feet from a tree. But Dial is finding young white spruce growing from seeds that must have traveled 5 to 7 miles—and over mountains, no less. The population isn’t so much moving north as it is leaping. “These new colonists, you’d think that they're beyond the treeline, they should just be struggling. But they're actually growing really rapidly,” says Dial. “They're happy as pigs in poop—they're just going gangbusters out there in the Arctic tundra and alpine tundra. They're way ahead. They're even doing better than the shrubs.”

    […]

    The white spruce colonists are likely warming the Arctic landscape too. Normally, snow cover makes these northern lands reflect the sun’s energy back into space—in scientific parlance, the land’s “albedo” is high. But trees are darker, so they have a lower albedo and absorb heat, which warms the area. “The albedo effect is the big thing,” says Goetz. “They absorb a lot more energy.”

    […]

    Thawing permafrost is the aspect of Arctic greening that concerns scientists the most. These frozen soils are loaded with dead organic matter that hasn’t fully decomposed, but will decay rapidly once it thaws. Microbes then begin munching on the material, spewing both carbon dioxide and methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Permafrost is now thawing so fast that Arctic land is collapsing, gouging great big holes in the landscape. “The implications are significant,” says Goetz. “It always comes around to the permafrost in the end, because that's the big carbon reservoir that's being mobilized.”

    https://www.wired.com/story/these-trees-are-spreading-north-in-alaska-thats-not-good/

  6. Patricia Bremner 6

    Just read Leaders of Counterspin arrested. Alps and Liesterer? Someone smarter locate and publish Stuff yessmileyonline Cheers.

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