Daily Review 29/10/2015

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Sometimes it just gets too much

Sometimes it just gets too much

Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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10 comments on “Daily Review 29/10/2015”

  1. Tautoko Mangō Mata 1

    TPP update:
    “While the TPP agreement has been announced, the full negotiated text has not been released. It is expected that it will be made public sometime in November 2015. This delay is apparently because officials are still working on the wording of the agreement. This is in itself unusual given the announcement and all the fanfare. Several US Democrats fear ‘side agreements and special secret deals’ that water down the agreement are still being struck, while one trade minister was forced to concede that ‘a few issues have yet to be settled … and we are still negotiating via email’.

    Worse still, what is finally publicly released is ‘not expected to be the final legally scrubbed text’ either, although it is expected to closely resemble the final version to be presented for ratification. It seems the TPP is a ‘living document’ that will continue to evolve.:
    …..
    “There are several other examples of special interests being added to the TPP, including exemptions for reforming government procurement policies and state-owned enterprises (SOEs).”
    ……
    Still, in the long run the TPP will be judged by its ability to attract other nations — such as China — under its umbrella. But first, it has to come into force. Unfortunately, the likelihood of this happening is only marginally higher than before Atlanta”.
    http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/10/29/the-tpp-isnt-a-done-deal-yet/

    Reminder to pencil into your diary TPP Protest- Nov 14th

    • Pat 1.1

      an odd negotiating strategy Im sure you will concur….agreement to a document yet to be written….down the rabbit hole

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    EQC cuts estimate of outstanding Canterbury earthquake claims by $500m

    Which allowed them to gift the government with half a billion dollars and thus allow the government to claim a surplus.

    Now, if you think those claims that they reduced by fiat have magically gone away then I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

    • Pat 2.1

      no the claims havnt gone away (on the contrary), but 2 billion was budgeted for land claims and on current form they will pay well under….perhaps as little as 1.5 billion?

  3. Nat Gov Scandal of the Day #1

    So its becoming pretty clear that National fudged the books, and screwed EQC to make their mythical surplus. https://t.co/Z9OBp3SlhB— Barnaby Bennett (@mrbarnabyb) October 29, 2015

  4. Nat Gov Scandal of the Day #2
    What’s it called when a former Nat Cabinet Minister, is in charge of the ‘Government’s bank’, and private information is handed over with such ease? I know what I’d call it, I just wonder what Dear Leader calls it.

    @DavidCunliffeMP pic.twitter.com/QSqoOBCb34— Tanya Ward-Robinson. (@madcowranter) October 28, 2015

  5. Draco T Bastard 5

    STEVEN JOYCE IS BREACHING HIS OWN LAW

    Less than a year ago Steven Joyce passed a new education law requiring that he, as minister of tertiary education, reflect the fact when appointing people to councils of tertiary education institutions, that approximately half New Zealand’s population is female (so far as is reasonably practicable).

    Yesterday, when making his appointments to Otago University, a council that currently comprises two-thirds men, he choose to reappoint three men and one woman.

    That’s pretty much par for the course for National and then we got this bit:

    Only two of those 35 are not company directors, managers, partners, consultants, commercial lawyers or accountants. And one of those two is an education director for Serco.

    So, on the councils that rule our tertiary education are business people appointed by government and one of them works for that rather corrupt organisation Serco.

    Yeah, it seems our peoples education is in the hands of people who are bad for it.

  6. Just to remind people what Cameron Slater is inciting on hate blog today. It’s not subtle. pic.twitter.com/DCHOgYzgCX— Peter Aranyi (@onThePaepae) October 29, 2015

  7. Tory 7

    Read the fuckin story, he is quoting a story already published from some obscure publication called Truth Revolt. However it no doubt suits your own narrow minded agenda because it suits mine.

    [lprent: To make this readable, please use reply or refer to the comment you are replying to. ]

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