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Daily review 27/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 27th, 2020 - 23 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

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 27/11/2020 ”

  1. Foreign waka 1

    In today's news:

    "Retailer The Warehouse Group was confronted at its annual shareholders' meeting by an employee whose hours have been reduced in a recent restructuring, which he said left him with just $25 a week for groceries"

    it went on:

    “Chief executive Nick Grayston, who presided over the changes, said he empathised.

    “That’s what keeps me awake at night … when I think about the individuals who have been affected,” he said.

    Grayston was paid $2.9 million in the 2020 financial year, which included a base salary of $1.5m and $1.3m of performance benefits related to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 years. ”

    The Warehouse group got a slice of the billions courtesy of the taxpayer.

    Disgusting, utterly immoral and I will never buy from the warehouse group.

    • Chris T 1.1

      The Warehouse group got a slice of the billions courtesy of the taxpayer.

      It was 67.7 million. Not billions

      Between The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo7

      https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-business/warehouse-group-posts-445-profit-only-because-wage-subsidy

      And blame Labour. They gave it to them

      • Incognito 1.1.1

        You seem to have a reading problem, still or again. Get better reading glasses before you comment.

        The Wage Subsidy Scheme was a decision by the previous Government and it was a good one, under the circumstances.

        If you want to go back to your pre-school days to play the blame game then find the nearest sandpit and sit in it.

      • Foreign waka 1.1.2

        Slice of billions (Slice as in part) of corporate handout from tax paid in majority from the ones now in strife. 67.7 millions would have gone a long way to help those TRULY in need. Ask the Salvation Army for a hint.

    • Sacha 1.2

      If you quote from something please link to it. 'Today's news' is too vague.

  2. bwaghorn 2

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/14/russias-new-arctic-project-will-be-biggest-in-global-oil-rosneft-a69294

    The government might as well forget about carbon reduction and move to surviving rampant global warming .

  3. joe90 3

    Uncle Bill's prayer.

  4. Chris T 4

    Between Labour going on about climate emergencies and Shaw ties, it makes me wonder what kind of screwed policy they are trying to divert attention from.

    • Robert Guyton 4.1

      Chris T; your ramped-up sourness directed at Labour is getting boring to watch. Cheer up, buddy, or at least, rein it in when you're here. You're becoming tiresome.

      • Chris T 4.1.1

        Are you pretending there was a valid point to the left field out of no where tie comments?

        • Incognito 4.1.1.1

          Yes

        • solkta 4.1.1.2

          Why is it so hard for you to understand that Shaw hates wearing a tie? It is a pathetic sexist rule that should have no place in a modern parliament.

          Speaking of rules, how does Rawiri Waititi get away with wearing that stupid hat in Parliament? Hats are not even allowed in the public gallery (except for religeous reasons). It is not like this is a traditional Maori thing, and this ain't Texas.

          • Rapunzel 4.1.1.2.1

            The hat wearing has precedence I believe Dover Samuels Labour MP till round the mid-2000s was rarely seen not wearing one incl in Parliament. I think many early photos show it was a common thing but here and in the UK Westminster system

          • mary_a 4.1.1.2.2

            Agree Solkta @ (4.1.1.2_ … also does anyone know what was the cultural significance of Maori co leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer wearing a top hat to the opening of Parliament last week?

    • weka 4.2

      "it makes me wonder what kind of screwed policy they are trying to divert attention from."

      I think you might be confusing the current government with the one that ended in 2017.

    • Sabine 4.3

      maybe the fact that the Salvation Army again called on the government, lead by the same party as the previous Goverment to increase the benefits and please do something about the wretched poor and undesirables of this country. The ones, that the leader of this current government, the same leader of the last government, ruled out any increases in their meager hand outs. You know, all the families that will not eat ham for christmas unless it comes from the various Soup Kitchens and Missions across Aotearoa.

      Never mind, that ain't as sexy as a bloke wearing a tie and a women holding hte most boring, useless and timewasting speech ever.

      But rejoice, some have enough, some have even more then enough and that is the only minority anyone really cares about. The haves.

  5. greywarshark 6

    Eating disorders – probably start from stress in our complex and hypocritical culture. This young woman got over her own and now is going to motivate others also.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2018769835/kristie-amadio-improving-treatment-for-eating-disorders

    This is an interesting piece on an academic professional, looking at the methods working in Sweden. It seems that just following an eating pattern may cut out negative thoughts that get triggered in a person's mind when they start to eat and that the setting may compound this.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/hunger-artist/201805/simple-eating-disorder-treatment-no-one-ever-talks-about

  6. greywarshark 7

    I can take or leave sport and am just concerned with fitness for myself but in this sports mad country this shows us clearly how dysfunctional we are.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/431637/concern-nz-sports-hall-of-fame-may-have-to-close

    The New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame may close in five weeks if it does not get significant funding.

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