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Daily review 27/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:27 pm, November 27th, 2019 - 12 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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12 comments on “Daily review 27/11/2019”

  1. tc 1

    Good luck to the nzru selecting the next AB coach after locking out a range of top coaches with their Boyz club approach of Henry then hansen for 4 world cups.

  2. A 2

    lol that pic!  Glad you posted it

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12288967

    “Waikato Mongrel Mob Kingdom president Sonny Fatupaito said the party’s law and order proposals reprised old policies which had “failed miserably” and “terrorised Māori … for generations”.

    Fatupaito said his gang chapter was formed “out of the ashes of poverty” and that gangs were the most marginalised people in the country.

    “If any decent political party was serious about tackling gang issues, they would first tackle and eliminate poverty,” he said.

    “Therefore, how can any decent minded citizen of Aotearoa New Zealand take Simon Bridges’ rhetoric seriously?”

    • Unfortunately, it's not "decent minded citizens of Aotearoa" that Bridges is trying to attract with this rhetoric.  

    • aom 2.2

      Bridges, a no account ex-Crown Prosecutor's office boy thinks he knows more than respected criminologists with decades of research behind them, along with his ex-colleague, Chester Borrows. Now we have Mike Kennedy, who spent much of his time with the Ausstralian police as an undercover officer working in organised crime and now a senior lecturer at Western Sydney University. He essentially says Raptor is a load of rubbish and that glory boy has his head up his rear end if he thinks there is any value in copying a failed model. It has got to the point where the all bluster and no sense leader of the opposition sounds like an intellectual lightweight in comparison with Waikato Mongrel Mob Kingdom president Sonny Fatupaito. With luck, the all piss and wind pronouncements will exhaust Bridges' ability to blow his dog whistle loud enough for his intended audience to hear.

  3. A 3

    Despite criticism of the media's coverage of the trial, Dyhrberg said it was also important the press were able to fully report the evidence from the Millane case to help people understand how New Zealand's criminal justice system operates.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12288789

    I think it's pretty clear to anyone who is a victim of a crime where sex is involved that they themselves are put on trial during a court case, which is why we need a change.

    Dyhrberg makes some good points further down the page.

    Slightly different topic…beneficiaries accused of benefit fraud had safeguards removed by the National government that prevent innocent people being convicted in our criminal courts. Presumption of guild reigns, MSD have more power than police or customs and there is no right to remain silent (this exists because innocent people are known convict themselves). If we are serious about justice this needs to be corrected.

  4. joe90 4

    Eighty years ago the Red Army fired the first shots of the Winter War. Soviet artillery fired at their own border outpost in the Village of Mainila, Those artillery strikes and alleged casualties were used as a Casus Belli, and the invasion of Finland began.

    The Finns inflicted terrible casualties on the Soviet invaders but after four months they had no choice but to agree to an unfavorable armistice. A little over a year later, they made the decision to join Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in an effort to retake their territorial losses. Consequently, the Finnish barque Pamir was seized in Wellington as a prize of war.

    http://blog.vantagepointnorth.net/2019/11/winterwar80-road-to-war.html

  5. joe90 5

    Dopey prick wonders why it took a hundred years for someone to mint a centennial coin.

  6. pat 6

    bugger the polls, out on the hustings ….and the news isnt any better

    "At some level they seem to know that they are pushing their luck, asking for yet another term of unloved Tory rule, under a famously fallible prime minister. They know that the window of opportunity is small and closing – that Brexit fatigue and dread of Corbyn are carrying them towards the finish line, while an election on other issues against almost any other Labour leader is one they might already have lost."

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/27/voters-2017-brexit-jeremy-corbyn-boris-johnson

    • aom 6.1

      Bridges, a no account ex-Crown Prosecutor's office boy thinks he knows more than respected criminologists with decades of research behind them, along with his ex-colleague, Chester Borrows. Now we have Mike Kennedy, who spent much of his time with the Ausstralian police as an undercover officer working in organised crime and now a senior lecturer at Western Sydney University. He essentially says Raptor is a load of rubbish and that glory boy has his head up his rear end if he thinks there is any value in copying a failed model. It has got to the point where the all bluster and no sense leader of the opposition sounds like an intellectual lightweight in comparison with Waikato Mongrel Mob Kingdom president Sonny Fatupaito. With luck, the all piss and wind pronouncements will exhaust Bridges' ability to blow his dog whistle loud enough for his intended audience to hear.

  7. joe90 7

    Bugger

     

    The following Note on the Author is based on the one appended to As of This Writing, the selection from my essays published in the USA by Norton in 2003. Since the facts are accurate, and the tone is a bit less embarrassing than in many similar excursions, I am glad to assure editors, producers, journalists and events organizers that if they really, sincerely need to run a biographical note they should feel free to quote any or all of the following, preferably keeping in mind that shorter is better, and that a single line is best. There are no copyright problems, so this piece, or part of it, will serve as a cheaper obituary than anything most newspapers are likely to have in the freezer. I will keep updating it until they carry me to the slab, during which journey I will try to give details of my final medication.

    https://www.clivejames.com/author.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/nov/27/clive-james-writer-broadcaster-and-tv-critic-dies-aged-80

    • Ad 7.1

      I'd recommend his collection on the European modern novel "Cultural Amnesia" to anyone with a brain and some time this Christmas. It's pure joy.

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