Daily Review 30/04/2018

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24 comments on “Daily Review 30/04/2018”

  1. Herodotus 1

    Just seen an item on Prime News with Russel Norman- I prefer not to make comment on the climate, But when I hear Mr Russel commenting on wanting to keep a stable climate I feel inclined to comment. Climate is not stable !! Influences like the Sun play a major part in a ever changing dynamic climate.

    • mickysavage 1.1

      It is not stable and it is become increasingly unstable because of man induced effects.

    • Sacha 1.2

      Sun-spots? Does that conversational angle go down well at the RSA or does it provoke laughter there as well?

    • Andre 1.3

      Yes, climate is unstable at the best of times. It is a chaotic system with many many variables that interact in sometimes odd and non-linear ways. Some of which are yet to be very well understood, such as the influences of clouds and their formation. But we humans have given the system a bunch of almighty kicks to move it well away from where it had been bouncing around the last few thousand years.

    • Andre 1.4

      Oh, and about the line ‘it’s the sun’, here’s what experts that do actual measurements n’stuff have to say:

      “Over the last 35 years the sun has shown a cooling trend. However global temperatures continue to increase. If the sun’s energy is decreasing while the Earth is warming, then the sun can’t be the main control of the temperature.

      Figure 1 shows the trend in global temperature compared to changes in the amount of solar energy that hits the Earth. The sun’s energy fluctuates on a cycle that’s about 11 years long. The energy changes by about 0.1% on each cycle. If the Earth’s temperature was controlled mainly by the sun, then it should have cooled between 2000 and 2008. ”


      • Cinny 1.4.1

        Agree, the sun is about energy.

        The sun does impact the human body, however, it is not directly responsible for climate change, humans are nailing that coffin.

        • One Two

          Every single entity is energy, Cinny…energy comes before all else…

          The sun, like all objects in our galaxy that are likey to be having some effect on this planets climate…

          Not much humans can do to influence that level of energy…so focussing on human influence and how to lessen the impact, makes sense…

    • Ed 1.5

      To help you herodotus

      • ianmac 1.5.1

        It is the same odd thing that the Opposition gets to talk on at least 50% of the issues. Bridges gets wide exposure on everything mostly without being questioned. But surely in the name of fairness he/they should accept that they had 9years to be certain of everything, and therefore the Government should get 97% and Bridge’s raving 3%.
        Can’t remember the previous Opposition getting such an open window.

    • Draco T Bastard 1.6

      Influences like the Sun play a major part in a ever changing dynamic climate.

      But not as big an effect as we have.

  2. Sacha 2

    RNZ’s Todd Niall delivers another well-informed, fair story about Auckland local government:

  3. Kat 3

    Labour led coalition have been in govt six months, everything that is not right in NZ is this govts fault. Nothing to do with National, oh no they were on the right path and Mr Bridges is going to reverse everything in 2020. Reinstate oil drilling, cancel Auckland fuel tax, cancel regional fund……..cancel cancel reverse reverse…..

    This morning according to the master spin merchant Hooton himself National are unfairly misjudged on the environment. National are in fact “very green” always have been and just don’t get the due media plaudits.

    Who says politics is not thee most cynical game in town.

    The question is just how gullible are the electorate, how fickle are middle NZ?

  4. Ed 4

    New revelations on Skripal.

    “UPDATE: Stupidly I had forgotten this vital confirmation from Channel 4 News (serial rebel Alex Thomson) of the D Notice in place on mention of Pablo Miller.

    Back then I did not realise what I now know, that the person being protected was Pablo Miller, colleague in both MI6 then Orbis Intelligence of Christopher Steele, author of the fabrications of the Trump/Russia golden shower dossier. That the government’s very first act on the poisoning was to ban all media mention of Pablo Miller makes it extremely probable that this whole incident is related to the Trump dossier and that Skripal had worked on it, as I immediately suspected. The most probable cause is that Skripal – who you should remember had traded the names of Russian agents to Britain for cash – had worked on the dossier with Miller but was threatening to expose its lies for cash.”


  5. Ed 5

    More lies and propaganda from the MSM.
    Robin Westenra is an excellent source of news.

    “Today’s Sunday Times front page is evidence of foreign interests interfering with UK democracy. Although mostly not ‘Russia bots trying to swing an election for @jeremycorbyn’, but of US media mogul @rupertmurdoch smearing Corbyn to try to swing this week’s elections in UK for @theresa_may”


  6. Ed 6

    Robin Westenra again.
    So much interesting news on his site.


    “What follows is shocking evidence that crisis actors, green screens, CGI, and paid propagandists are being used to fake worldwide events in order to scare people into giving up liberties and sending us into war.

    To say this was shocking would be to put it lightly.”

    • Matiri 6.1

      Wag the Dog – great movie where satire only just stays ahead of reality……. especially these days!

      “Two weeks prior to reelection, the United States president lands in the middle of a sex scandal. In need of outside help to quell the situation, presidential adviser Winifred Ames (Anne Heche) enlists the expertise of spin doctor Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro), who decides a distraction is the best course of action. Brean approaches Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) to help him fabricate a war in Albania — and once underway, the duo has the media entirely focused on the war.”

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