web analytics

Daily review 29/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 29th, 2019 - 23 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

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 29/04/2019 ”

  1. Kat 1

    Better call Shane….

  2. Dv 2

    Re the guns and storage.

    why can’t they bend the barrel to make them unusuable?

    • Robert Guyton 2.1

      Like Superman does?

    • McFlock 2.2

      Most firearms have some precision-engineered part that can be easily removed and stored separately to render it useless (or at least hazardous if shoddily-replaced). Bolt, firing pin, receiver, trigger assembly, whatever.

      Besides, apparently some of the stolean weapons were "exhibits". I hope that means as in "museum or training exhibits" and not "exhibit A for the prosecution", because then one has to wonder about the chain of custody for everything stored at that police station.

      • Gabby 2.2.1

        One wonders whether a commercial opportunity might have been shared.

        • McFlock

          I mean, keeping people and things from leaving the premises is one of the primary jobs of a police station. The causes of failure are limited to corruption, incompetence (brother of complacency), design failure, or natural disaster.

  3. A 3

    Where does money come from? Video made by ex lawyer John Titus is actually quite riveting as it lays out disturbing fact, after disturbing fact.

    Most jarring point for me was that the money supply between 1929-1933 fell 31%. This was spread across 9000 banks. Today get a decrease in money supply of 30% it would take only 3 banks. No wonder we're screwed.

    • Blazer 3.1

      wonderful A love it..don't know when though..

      Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.” Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer.

      “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

      “The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” Major L L B Angus.
      “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple the mind is repelled. With something so important, a deeper mystery seems only decent.” John Kenneth Galbraith (1908- ), former professor of economics at Harvard, writing in ‘Money: Whence it came, where it went’ (1975).

  4. Rosemary McDonald 4

    Dear wee orangutan…you'll be fucken lucky. (Sorry)

  5. Incognito 5

    Never give up on people, tempting as it may be.


    There was good in Darth Vader too; reconciliation and redemption are not just fancy words. Restorative justice comes to (my) mind as well. Slamming the door in the face of person or a group of people is not the solution.

    • marty mars 5.1

      "The non-profit group claims to have helped 150 people turn away from extremist hate groups since 2010.

      Five of the six people running Life After Hate claim to be ex-white supremacists themselves."

      yeah nah thanks

      Darth Vader

      "Over his years, both as Anakin Skywalker and as the Sith Lord Darth Vader, it is estimated that Vader has killed around 60 times in the films and almost 400 times in the Darth Vader Marvel comics so far. Countless others have died at his hands, especially if the Jedi executed in Order 66 or the people killed on Alderaan are also included in his death toll. These are the 15 Most Disturbing Acts Committed By Darth Vader: …"


      • Incognito 5.1.1

        yeah nah thanks


        What is it that you reject? Don’t you trust them? Or some other reason?

        Darth Vader is a metaphor, of course, but that information very nicely confirmed my point.

        • McFlock

          6 people provided an out for 150 over 8 years. 3 people per active worker per year. In the USA.

          Whereas zero tolerance actually has a possibility of slowing down the recruitment rate.

          • Incognito

            A plaster is better than a cure?

            • McFlock

              Injury prevention should always be the preferred option.

              The sort of thing they're talking about looks like some pretty intensive 1:1 work over the long term: to continue the plaster analogy, that's rehabilitative physio. It might work for some individuals, but with thousands if not tens of thousands of cases made every year, the only real way to address the problem is to view it as a public safety issue and isolate, minimise, or eliminate the proximate causes of injury.

        • marty mars

          as McFlock says – plus I'm not convinced of their success statistics. I worry that we will miss effective approaches if we get all cuddly with the white supremacists – and I worry about the targets of these guys and how they feel while we spend so much time and effort trying to change peoples beliefs.

        • marty mars

          I'd also say that we need massive resources to help people see what is happening. This is not a drill.

          According to the most recent annual report by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which has long tracked extremist activity, 39 of the 50 extremist-related murders tallied by the group in 2018 were committed by white supremacists, up from 2017, when white supremacists were responsible for 18 of 34 such crimes.


  6. Rosemary McDonald 7

    The Bishop is mightily pissed….https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12226268

    More incoherent ravings from On High…I'm sure there's a law against riot inciting/rabble rousing.

    • Stuart Munro. 7.1

      Look, if he really is a prophet he'll get what he wants pdq. I'm guessing he ain't, though.

  7. Wensleydale 8

    And verily, the Lord did sayeth unto Brian, "Sort yourself out, mate. You're embarrassing me."

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Government's response to preliminary referendums' results
    Minister of Justice Andrew Little has acknowledged the provisional results of the two referendums voted on in the 2020 General Election. New Zealanders were asked whether they supported the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, and whether they supported the End of Life Choice Act 2019 coming into force. On ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New testing requirements for international maritime crew arriving in NZ
    The Government is moving to provide further protection against the chance of COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the maritime border.  “Yesterday I instructed officials to consult with the maritime sector around tightening of the requirements for international maritime crew entering the country,” Health Minister Chris Hipkins said.  “Ultimately, this will ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Fast-tracked Northland water project will accelerate economic recovery
    The Government has welcomed the decision to approve a new water storage reservoir in Northland, the first of a number of infrastructure projects earmarked for a speedy consenting process that aims to accelerate New Zealand’s economic recovery from Covid-19.  The Matawii Water Storage Reservoir will provide drinking water for Kaikohe, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Tokelau Language Week reminds us to stay united and strong
    Staying strong in the face of challenges and being true to our heritage and languages are key to preserving our cultural identity and wellbeing, is the focus of the 2020 Tokelau Language Week. Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, says this year’s theme, ‘Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions
    The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark. “New Zealand has long supported ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pacific trade and development agreement a reality
    Pacific regional trade and development agreement PACER Plus will enter into force in 60 days now that the required eight countries have ratified it. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker welcomed the announcement that the Cook Islands is the eighth nation to ratify this landmark agreement. “The agreement represents ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Securing a pipeline of teachers
    The Government is changing its approach to teacher recruitment as COVID-19 travel restrictions continue, by boosting a range of initiatives to get more Kiwis into teaching. “When we came into Government, we were faced with a teacher supply crisis,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “Over the past three years, we ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Border exceptions for a small number of international students with visas
    The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies, in the latest set of border exceptions. “The health, safety and wellbeing of people in New Zealand remains the Government’s top priority. Tight border restrictions remain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • First COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreement signed
    The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, say Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Health Minister Chris Hipkins. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • International statement – End-to-end encryption and public safety
    We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security.  It also serves a vital purpose in repressive states to protect journalists, human rights defenders and other vulnerable people, as stated in the 2017 resolution of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Ministry of Defence Biodefence Assessment released
    The Ministry of Defence has today released a Defence Assessment examining Defence’s role across the spectrum of biological hazards and threats facing New Zealand. Biodefence: Preparing for a New Era of Biological Hazards and Threats looks at how the NZDF supports other agencies’ biodefence activities, and considers the context of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago