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Daily Review 28/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, September 28th, 2015 - 7 comments
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  1. Ergo Robertina 1

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/pregnancy/conception/72472004/the-rise-of-the-virgin-birth-single-women-having-children-thanks-to-ivf-treatment
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3250413/Advent-virgin-births-Women-never-relationship-paying-5-000-pregnant.html

    NZ media have run with the Daily Mail’s ‘virgin birth’ story, a particularly shoddy piece of health reporting.
    Clearly most of the women (and it’s not large numbers) will have a medical condition like vaginismus that prevents them from having sex, which is complex with myriad causes. But that’s dismissed as ‘fear of sex’ by an ignorant medical person, and the angle the paper wants to push is the young women who supposedly can’t be bothered with a relationship, or haven’t met someone they like.
    And every judgmental idiot jumps on the bandwagon; the creepy psychotherapist claiming that if you can’t have sexual intercourse, you can’t love a child; the religious/family values brigade; the horrid people in the Stuff comment section.

  2. Jenny Kirk 2

    ShonKey appears to have been caught unaware on TV3 News coverage tonight re detention of former crims, born NZers, after they’ve finished their sentence, but now re-detained awaiting deportation.

    His dead eyes were shifting around, looking all over the place, not straight on, he didn’t know what to say except that the Foreign Minister had texted the Australian Foreign Minister. TEXTED ! How’s that for a response. More than a bit limp-wristed, I’d say.

    He seemed to me to be very nervous. He hadn’t had his rehearsal briefing from Crosby Textor on this subject. Maybe they didn’t think it necessary. After all crims who’ve done their time are not a natural Nat subject of concern. (unless they’re white-collar
    fraudsters).

  3. Draco T Bastard 3

    Don’t call it a scandal: Volkswagen corruption is a syndrome

    Okay, so you will not buy a Volkswagen. A Chevrolet instead? Watch out for the ignition. Or how about a Toyota? Just duck as the airbag comes your way. Do you, by any chance, see a pattern? Have we been thinking?

    In Europe, the United States, Japan and most everywhere else, something is going on. There is a level of sheer corruption that transcends the automobile industry.

    How about banking in the United States and Europe? How about politics, most everywhere? Now Brazil is receiving a lot of attention, while the utter corruption of U.S. politics – private money in public elections, a level of lobbying out of control – carries merrily along.

    A good deal of the corruption is criminal, and so can be prosecuted. So why don’t we prosecute corporate criminals, and not just corporate crimes? And why don’t we set the fines to indicate that corporate crime doesn’t pay?

    • One Anonymous Bloke 3.1

      Rather than asking, plaintively, why life isn’t fair, the onus is upon us to propose solutions.

      For example, corporate fines are inadequate insofar as they provide a retroactive license to offend. There must be more elegant penalties.

  4. ropata 4

    State of the planet, from “The Automatic Earth”
    http://www.theautomaticearth.com/2015/09/greater-fools-and-bigger-liars/

    As for you yourself, unless you stop clinging to the silly notion of an economic recovery -let alone perpetual growth-, you too are a greater fool, the quintessential one. And until you do, you’re a bigger liar too. You lie to yourself. Just so others can lie to you too.

    What is happening in today’s world is a total downfall, both economic and moral, and the two are closely intertwined. What’s more, though we’re blind to it, as Anaïs Nin said, “Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.” Our societies therefore end up with liars only. Nobody else gets a shot at the title. There’s no use for anything but lies.

    All leaders, as we can see these days wherever we look, talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Every single one of them schemes and lies and hides their acts from public scrutiny. Political leaders, corporate leaders, the lot. This behavior is so ubiquitous we’ve come to see it as inevitable, even normal.

    Whether it’s the economy, climate, the planet, warfare, your future obligations, your pensions, the future of your children, nobody in power tells you the truth. Human life is fast losing the value we would like to tell ourselves we assign to it. We don’t, do we? Children drown in the Mediterranean every day, and we let them drown, it’s not just our leaders who do.

    Children also get shot to bits in various theaters of war (or rather, invasion) in faraway countries that our leaders involve us in, our tax dollars pay for, and our media don’t show. What the European refugee crisis shows us is that there are no faraway countries anymore, or theaters of war. Our own technological advances have taken care of that. They’re on our doorstep. And sending in the military is only going to make it worse.

    Our technological advances haven’t come with moral advances, quite the contrary, our morals turn out to be a thin layer of mere cheap veneer. What advances we’re making are the last death rattle of a society in decline, and a dying civilization.

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