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Daily Review 25/08/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 26th, 2016 - 31 comments
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31 comments on “Daily Review 25/08/2016 ”

  1. I’m going to steal a tune from TheExtremist in this morning’s Open Mike and kick things off with some righteous Run The Jewels.

    A mate of mine reckons rap and hip-hop are where the real righteous social progressive tunes are being made these days … 👿

    • Philj 1.1

      Thanks Stephanie, I have wondered if this is the case and it would be great to find a way into this stream of alternate view. Unfortunately, I don’t find the music appealing. Maybe an acquired taste.

      • I was never into hip hop but Run The Jewels changed my mind on that. I’m still waiting for some socialist metal though …

        There’s still hope for punk though, check out the Dropkick Murphys if that’s your cup of tea.

  2. b waghorn 2

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/article.cfm?c_id=16&objectid=11700699

    I’ve always had Jamie Mckay pegged as a nat stooge ,but credit to him he’s given Dr Joy the chance to point out key n cos bs

  3. Colonial Viper 3

    “Dr Drew” voices grave concerns about Hillary Clinton’s state of health…one week later CNN announces that his show’s 5 year run has been cancelled.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-25/cnn-cancels-dr-drews-show-one-week-after-he-voiced-grave-concern-hillarys-health

    • Dr Drew’s show was on HLN, a CNN subsidiary which is in the middle of a major shake-up. Many shows which rated higher than Dr Drew’s have also been cancelled. Dr Drew himself says of the cancellation, “I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”
      http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/dr-drew-pinsky-hln-1201844652/

      This persistent tinfoil hattery is bizarre. Clinton’s record is blemished enough without making up painfully stupid conspiracy theories.

      • Colonial Viper 3.1.1

        Yes I’m sure it’s just coincidence of timing.

        • b waghorn 3.1.1.1

          the thing is she’s going to win cv ,even the yanks aren’t unstable enough to take a punt on trump.( only just though)
          when trump loses though look out for him trying to take some states out of the united states. He’ll split the country if he can.

          • One Two 3.1.1.1.1

            Do you believe what you wrote regarding Trump & the succession of states?

            • McFlock 3.1.1.1.1.1

              I think you meant “secession” 🙂

              • One Two

                Thanks McFlock, indeed I did while not paying attention to the autocorrect

                I enjoyed your comment 6.1

                Nice perspective offered to Barfly

            • b waghorn 3.1.1.1.1.2

              i never said he could , i have no idea if it’s possible, i’m just drawing a line from an obtuse tweet (can’t find it at the mo) and his hugging up to farrage.

        • You know, I hear that sometimes, after meeting Hilary Clinton, people feel the urge to take a shit. There’s only one rational conclusion: Hilary Clinton makes people shit themselves.

          It certainly seems to be true in your case.

  4. RedBaronCV 4

    I though the Roy Morgan was supposed to be out today. When are they planning to release it 1 minute to midnight?

    Does Swordfish know anything we don’t – calls Swordfisssh, swordfish… where are you?

  5. Pat 5

    I see our illustrious(ahem) leader is making his mark in the international press again…..

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/26/joke-stunt-involving-new-zealand-pm-criticised-by-broadcast-authority

  6. Barfly 6

    I’m tired , I’m depressed (only chronically thanks to the meds) what do I do? It seems the forces of evil are simply walking away with New Zealand society how do I keep going?

    • McFlock 6.1

      Keep going just because it pisses them off 🙂

      Fortunately there’s only a three year election cycle. And also try to find a hobby or two to completely distract you from the shit, because there are always one or two good moments, things or people around.

      If you work a lot with your hands and body, do something with your brain like learning something, reading the Times top 100 books, or similar. I sit on my arse thinking all day, so I like to make things with my hands, or do a bit of theatrical stuff. Other people like gardening. Doing random stuff gets you out and about to meet new people, and if they’re tory jerks just do something else and you never see them again. If they’re nice, get their phone number 😉

      I guess the gist of my philosophy is to not spend too much time wallowing in muck. There are flowers to smell, as well 🙂

      • Pat 6.1.1

        “Keep going just because it pisses them off 🙂”

        lol…aint that the truth, and theres always an unforeseen surprise around the corner… hell who knows ,the revolution may start tomorrow.

    • Philj 6.2

      Barfly, count your blessings and start meditating. You are not alone, try and find a group that can support one another. Best wishes..

    • Small victories. Keep pushing for the big stuff (eg. overthrowing capitalism) but make sure you build in some tangible things you can achieve in the short term (eg. a community project, a stint volunteering for a local organisation).

    • mauī 6.4

      What’s giving me hope lately is seeing the lemon tree outside. It’s only a couple of feet high but it’s got about 6 ripe lemons on it and dozens of flowers are setting into new fruits continuously. It amazes me that I can get all these lemons for free and it can provide far too much than I require.

      What if we had surpluses and abundant resources in every aspect of life, from food to healthcare and education. Nature is showing us a way I reckon.

  7. b waghorn 7

    yo mother fuckers yo, if you have netflix you needs to be hooked up to THE GET DOWN

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