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Daily review 27/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 27th, 2022 - 23 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

23 comments on “Daily review 27/10/2022 ”

  1. observer 1

    As there still appears to be some misinformation (whether intended or not) about the attack on the PM's office, here is how the story changed during the day:


    "News outlet Stuff reported a man was seen smashing a hole in the office door, throwing something inside before smoke came through the building.

    However, police announced later they had arrested a 57-year-old woman "in connection with a wilful damage incident at an address on New North Road"."

    (Credit: AAP).

    (of course that link may also change, which is why I have copied the relevant part).

  2. joe90 2

    And if it is, imagine the interminable victory laps.

    • weka 2.1

      Imagine the widening chasm running down the middle of society.

      • Incognito 2.1.1

        A nano-chasm is smaller than a hairline.

      • joe90 2.1.2

        Yup, those whose offspring will likely, for want of a novel vaccination technology, suffer the consequences of epigenetic changes wrought through repeated exposure and infection by an endemic, ever mutating virus.

        And those whose offspring won't.

        • weka

          I didn't click through because the front end hype around high tech quite often doesn't live up to expectation.

          But I think also about the numbers of people who can't access the vaccine tech for whatever reason, and that we need a much better, whole system response. I don't believe that the overdeveloped countries and the wealthy who will have first dibs on the tech, deserve to be the ones who will survive, and I think about the context we are already in and whether such tech well survive or crash as civ does, and how if it's the latter we need social connections more than ever before.

          In other words, the chasm and how big it is matters.

    • I agree, the irony would be formidable.

      However, I'm not holding my breath. I first read about nano-medicine in SF in the 80s (and still think it's a cool concept) – but am still waiting for the first nano-machines to be developed….

      Just think of tiny robots removing plaque from your arteries (or plaque from your teeth for that matter), artificial osteocytes reinforcing fragile bones (no more broken hips for the elderly from minor falls), insulin micro-factories setting up in the pancreas for diabetics, and (my favourite) being able to re-code the colour of your hair at the roots – though that might be more genetic re-keying than nano-medicine.

  3. Johnr 3

    So Goff is off to London, thank fuck for that,he will probably fit in having a cup of tea with Charlie.

    But seriously can anyone tell me what difference has he made to our society for 40 years in central and local govt, I cannot recall him ever championing a crusade for the betterment of mankind.

    Disclaimer. He is my second cousin who is generally shunned by the family.

    • observer 3.1

      The Tampa refugees would disagree, as would anyone who is glad we stayed out of the Iraq war crime invasion.

      Sure, Clark took the lead on those issues, but Goff as Foreign Minister played his part.

      Overall he was probably too "centrist" for many on the left, but he was not the worst Minister, certainly compared to his Nat successors.

    • devil More to the right than the left? We can't help our rellies!!

  4. joe90 4

    This is how it's done.

    Asked if he thought abortion should be banned in the US—as many Republicans do—Oz responded that “there should not be involvement from the federal government” but that local government should be intimately involved. “As a physician, I’ve been in the room when there’s some difficult conversations happening,” he said. “I don’t want the federal government involved with that at all. I want women, doctors, local political leaders, letting the democracy that’s always allowed our nation to thrive to put the best ideas forward so states can decide for themselves.” In other words, he thinks “local political leaders” should get a say in one of the most private and consequential decisions a person may ever make.


    • Peter 4.1

      Some will see it really fortunate that some expertise about abortion can be got into the Senate by Herschel Walker standing, It's a field he seems to be quite experienced in:

  5. joe90 5

    Forty one years ago.

  6. Stephen D 6

    Re: Iranian tourists.
    The entitled gotta do what the entitled gotta do.

    Footnote Two: Topher’s Dad of course, is David Richwhite. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, David Richwhite and his business partner Michael Fay played a key role in brokering the sales into private hands of many vital New Zealand assets (the BNZ, Telecom, the rail system) that had been created and built up by previous generations. The country has never recovered.

    While Fay Richwhite’s leaders were never found criminally liable for insider trading (over the TranzRail deal) or for the company’s role in the Magnum tax dodge central to the Winebox inquiry, a residual stench lingers around the Richwhite name. Ironic then, that a subsequent Labour government should have had to exert itself to rescue another Richwhite from the fallout from his own entirely avoidable actions. If there’s a curse on the Richwhite family name, its one that this country has to bear from one decade to the next, like, forever.”


  7. joe90 9

    Stuart's enhancements are wonders.


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