Daily Review 27/09/2016

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20 comments on “Daily Review 27/09/2016”

  1. adam 1

    Is it just me, or are we flooded with Tory scum bags today with stupid comments and straw men?

    I know this government are bloody useless, and only interested in protecting privileged. But do we need half a dozen Tory fan boys tossing their salad about it every day – come on folks, I for one am getting sick of these idiots.

    Can we get a repeat of links to their jpeg’s please.

    • In Vino 1.1

      No, it is not just you. Those bloody annoying trolls are doing their sabotage full- time, and trying to be matey about it, then pretending to be offended when you give them what they deserve. Either they are bored antagonists with no other outlet on offer, or they are really worried about the good that a website like this could do, which would be damaging to the Nats… so they are determined to sabotage as much as they can. What motivates them, I wonder. Greed plus the desire to justify their profit-gouging system, along with a love of playing social-climbing smart-arse?

  2. Westiechick 2

    The comment about the day I would like to make is about the spokeswoman from E Tu union on RNZ morning report calling the strikebreakers being flown in from NZ to OZ to work at McCains “scabs”.
    To me, it just sounded nasty and I don’t think any non union person who heard it would be sympathetic. Much better would be to explain nicely and politely what the strikers are trying to do and why having non union workers flown in to break the strike is is not good. Calling people mean names just seems decisive and non-thinking.

    • Colonial Viper 2.1

      well they are scabs and it is the corporation who is being divisive

      • Westiechick 2.1.1

        Yes they are but name calling is not going to shift anyone’s thinking. Strong Australian unions have prevented the kind of low wage unprotected workforce we have here but no one will think about that if the language used is just – they are disgusting scabs. Thats all.

    • Muttonbird 2.2

      No need to put it in quote marks – scab is the accepted word for strike-breakers.

      Question is – how are the working people flown in from NZ helping the working people in Australia?

      Not much, eh?

      • Olwyn 2.2.1

        They are not a lot of help either, to their fellow kiwis who are working in Australia, and getting tainted by association.

    • The Scab

      A Poem by Jack London (1876-1916)

      After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he had some awful substance left with which he made a scab.

      A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water brain, a combination backbone of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumour of rotten principles.

      When a scab comes down the street, men turn their backs and angels weep in heaven, and the devil shuts the gates of hell to keep him out.

      No man has a right to scab so long as there is a pool of water to drown his carcass in, or a rope long enough to hang his body with. Judas was a gentleman compared with a scab. For betraying his master, he had character enough to hang himself. A scab has not.

      Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Judas sold his Saviour for thirty pieces of silver. Benedict Arnold sold his country for a promise of a commission in the British army. The scab sells his birthright, country, his wife, his children and his fellow men for an unfulfilled promise from his employer.

      Esau was a traitor to himself; Judas was a traitor to his God; Benedict Arnold was a traitor to his country; a scab is a traitor to his God, his country, his family and his class.

  3. Richard Rawshark 3

    Caption, “and then John said it was all down to trickle down economics Hillary”

  4. Muttonbird 4

    Despite the protestations of Paul Henry, Markus Lush, and the rest of the white media at ZB and New Shub, Losi Filipo has lost a lot more than the Delegat kid by way of Henry and co’s angrier and angriest response to the case.

    Conclusion: if you are young and white and screw up you might get a bit of flak, but if you are young and brown and screw up you must expect the full force of the racist, white, conservative media.

    Delegat punched a cop unconscious while on the ground, by the way.

    Paul Henry is a racist, by the way.

  5. Muttonbird 6

    Massive snub by Parata to the teachers…

    “This will be the first time in living memory that there will be no address from a government minister at a PPTA conference.”

    Parata is currently in the US meeting with education experts before flying to Israel later in the week to attend the Global Education Industry Summit.


    So Parata is in the US and Israel getting tips on education? Those countries are doing so well in terms of education and neighbourly conduct, aren’t they? Good luck there.

  6. Ovid 7

    Latest Roy Morgan has Labour/Green at 45.5% and National at 41.5%. Which is roughly in line with the internal polling Labour released earlier this month (which had Labour/Green at 45% and National at 40%).

  7. Craig H 8

    Did anyone watch Nigel Latta’s show on TV One today? I enjoyed it, and suggest it for anyone with a bit of time. It’s available in TVNZ On Demand, or right now on TV1 + 1.

    Basically, makes the point that primary exports is a poor long term economic strategy without value-add, shows us a few examples, points out that we don’t pay high enough wages, and that we can and should do better. Simple stuff, but hopefully it gets people thinking.

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