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Daily Review 29/03/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 29th, 2018 - 40 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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40 comments on “Daily Review 29/03/2018 ”

  1. Ad 1

    This is my vote for gustiest person of the decade: Malala Yousafzai:

    http://www.dw.com/en/malala-yousafzai-returns-to-pakistan-six-years-after-taliban-attack/a-43175846

    Shot in the head by evil men.

    Learned and promoting female liberation.

    Young world leader.

    And then goes back to Pakistan, at very high risk to her life.

    Astounding courage.

  2. AsleepWhileWalking 2

    Is there a good reason to make this claim?

    The National Party is suggesting New Zealand’s spy agencies are asleep and oblivious to the reality of Russian spies in New Zealand.

    Regardless of truth it paints a target on the entire country for political gain.

    Source http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/353697/nz-spy-agencies-oblivious-says-national-party

  3. One Two 3

    How many were killed by the war machine…lead by The USA?

    Handguns….wasn’t the focus ‘assault rifles’…

    How many people did the pharma industry kill…medical profession, ‘food industry’….over the same time period….

    Orders of magnitude higher death tolls….each of them…

    Yeah but guns….

    • Stunned Mullet 3.1

      The medical/pharma and food industry killing the masses now are they…how are those tinfoil futures going ?

      • Muttonbird 3.1.1

        Didn’t you get the memo? 1, 2 is on your team.

      • Tamati Tautuhi 3.1.2

        Poisoning on one hand and curing on the other ?

        Easy money ?

        • Zorb6 3.1.2.1

          Big profit centre.Create a problem-S.A.D,Societal Anxiety Disorder,then provide the solution.Xanax,Valium,whatever.Your bank floweth over.

      • Tamati Tautuhi 3.1.3

        Why does NZ have some of the highest rates of bowel and breast cancer in the world ?

        • In Vino 3.1.3.1

          The Russians, of course.

          • Tamati Tautuhi 3.1.3.1.1

            It a wonder Bridges hasn’t come out with that answer ?

          • Tamati Tautuhi 3.1.3.1.2

            Agrochemicals and anti-biotics in the food chain are probably major contributors having been the recipient of one of these conditions ?

        • joe90 3.1.3.2

          Well, I reckon crispy crisp till it’s burnt bacon killed my mum, and my mate’s community oncology nurse SO won’t have preserved meats in the house.

          So there’s a clue.

          • patricia bremner 3.1.3.2.1

            Joe90, Processed foods, meat especially and the wrong cooking oils are real bad..
            To do better, go round the edges of your supermarket. Drink water often.

    • Draco T Bastard 3.2

      {citation needed]

      For all of your assertions.

  4. Tamati Tautuhi 4

    The Counties/Manukau DHB have not been communicating with the Minister of Health on the State of the Buildings at Middlemore ?

    Why do we actually pay these DHB Managers ?

    The whole neoliberal health system is SICK INMHO ?

    Nigel Murray Waikato DHB ring a bell ?

    DHB”s = JOKE

    • Ad 4.1

      eradicate all DHB’s.

      They were a great idea to democratize healthcare back nearly 30 years ago.

      Now they are mere risk-shifting devices.

      I doubt Clark has the stones to do it, but if he really wants a Health Ministry worth the name, it’s what he has to do.

      • Tamati Tautuhi 4.1.1

        Why in a tiny little country like NZ do we need all this duplicated management, what an absolute joke. Managers managing managers.

        Having worked for multinational’s larger than Fonterra worldwide if you get your management and distribution systems right you don’t need too many Managers.

        Organized Cock Up DHB’s neoliberalism gone wrong ?

      • Tamati Tautuhi 4.1.2

        They need to rebuild a Health System which was once one of the best in the world.

  5. Zorb6 5

    So Russia and China move to challenge the dominance of the U.S petro dollar.

    Trump enacts trade sanctions and protectionism,the usual suspects beat up anti Russian and Sino relations,as the ‘ City ‘and Wall ST weigh up their options.

    War,what is it good for?Profits and death apparantly.Where can we find a bolt hole far from the nuclear fallout?

  6. mac1 6

    Reacting to the post’s opening photo. In a 78 year average life time, 330 million Americans have a 1in 109 chance of being killed by a person using a hand-gun.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

    In terms of all firearms, 10 in a 100,000 Americans are killed annually. In New Zealand 1.07 per 100,000.

    America has more than one firearm per person on average, 101 per 100 people. NZ has 30.

    Of the countries with more than 30 firearms per 100 population, these are the deaths by firearms per 100,000. Austria 2.9, Cyprus 1.87, Germany 1.01, Iceland 0.07, Sweden 1.47, USA 10.45.

    Countries with death rates from firearms over 5 per 100,000 and the number of weapons per 100: Venezuela 59 per 100,000 deaths from 10 guns per 100 population; Uruguay 11 deaths : 31 guns; USA 10 : 101; Swaziland 37 : 6 ; South Africa 8 : 12 ; Phillippines 8 : 4 ; Peru 5 : 18 ; Paraguay 7 : 21 ; Panama 15 : 21 ; Montenegro 8 : 23 : Mexico 11 : 15 ; Jamaica 30 : 8 ; Honduras 60 : 11 ; Guatemala 34 : 13 ; El Salvador 45 : 5 ; Colombia 18 : 7 ; Brazil 20 : 8 ; Argentina 7 : 8.

    Of these 18 countries, 12 are in South America, all but 4 in the Americas.

    There seems to be no real link between high deaths by firearms and high numbers of weapons held.

    What is the link? Civil unrest, war, drugs, gangs, Catholicism, language, geography, government style and extent of Central authority, colonisation, political corruption, police corruption, other?

    • mikes 6.1

      “What is the link?”

      Inequality?

      • mac1 6.1.1

        You may well be right, mikes.

        The cynic in me would say that Trump and the NRA would see that inequality as between the armed criminal/terrorist/disturbed and the unarmed good guys. Their solution is to arm up beyond 101 weapons per 100 people.

        Whereas solving inequality? There’s no money, pre-eminence or power in that!

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