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Daily review 31/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 31st, 2022 - 19 comments
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  1. SPC 1

    The Chief Twit began his management of Twitter to ensure a place where both sides of an issue can be debated by referring people to stories from right wing echo chambers.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/30/musk-deleted-tweet-pelosi/

    • joe90 1.1

      How sad.

    • Anne 1.2

      He has been praised by the Federal Police for his quick thinking. He rang 911 and spoke slightly in riddles pretending he was talking to a friend because his attacker was there with an axe. The despatcher was smart enough to get the message and within minutes the police were there. That was when the attacker realised he had been fooled and struck him with the axe.

      Doubt he would have been able to do that if he was drunk. 🙄

    • joe90 1.3

      The genius disrupter.

  2. joe90 2

    They're taking it well.

    "I'M NORTHEAST BUT FUCK THE NORTHEAST!!!!! I WANT TO GO TO EMOBRA FROM HERE"

    "I'M ALREADY FEELING MY SON BECOMING GAY"

    Fraudeeeeeeeee!!! The army needs to do something!!!!!"

    "Didn't you want to wait until the 30th? I already said MILITARY INTERVENTION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION."

    google translate

    • joe90 2.1

      Bolsonaristas crying and praying away the loss to Lula.

      In the electric trio, they ask for prayer for "God to intervene in the TSE" and say they will not accept "fraudulent election at the expense of fake news and judicial interference".

      They also say they will wait for Bolsonaro to make a statement before leaving the Esplanade

      Electric Trio, which was announcing percentages every ten minutes, refuses to announce that Lula is elected president and Bolsonaro has been defeated, but Bolsonaristas already know

  3. I don't know the financial ins-and-outs of this situation, but on the face of it – it just seems wrong.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/waiatarua-mercy-parklands-rest-home-losing-100000-a-month-set-to-close/I6BG6YXPE27JUWQIY65S76ULMQ/?c_id=3&objectid=12562220&ref=rss

    We need more aged care (especially in Auckland) not less.

    Within the article, it appears as though the explanations for the closure appear to be morphing over time. Initially, it was Covid staffing levels – now it's changed to the need for building refurbishment.

    It seems likely that the land will be sold off – possibly for private development (depends on the caveats on it) – or will be sold to a commercial aged care provider (who will almost certainly not take dementia patients).

    I feel for the families involved. Finding new placements for elderly and sometimes deeply confused family members is not an easy task.

    There are already significant access issues for elder rest-home care in Auckland, with reportedly people remaining in hospital (taking up an urgently needed bed there) – because there is nowhere for them to be safely discharged to.

    I do think that the Catholic Church needs to front on this issue. If churches want to keep their charity status – then they need to keep funding (not profiting from) the charities they operate.

    And, if it is that the publicly-funded costs are simply too great, then the Government needs to step in. Whether that means taking over the operation, or facilitating the sale to another charitable trust, or some other way.

    • pat 3.1

      Being involved currently in accessing aged care I suggest there are are a lot of spurious cases being promoted in the MSM.

      There is a crisis in aged care undoubtably but it dosnt seem to be of placement.

      • arkie 3.1.1

        I imagine that the MSM reportage, or lack thereof, is indictive that the crisis is multifaceted but ultimately systemic?

        The aged care sector has been a good investment for some for a long time now.

        • pat 3.1.1.1

          There is no lack of reportage…but there appears to be a lack of accurate reportage….not an uncommon problem.

        • Belladonna 3.1.1.2

          I agree that the aged care sector (or at least the retirement village part of it) has been a good investment. But not, so much, the dementia care and hospital/hospice level of care. It costs a heck of a lot more – and they don't have the nice little up-front cash payment they get when they 'sell' you the unit (except it's not really a sale, because you don't actually own it).

          • arkie 3.1.1.2.1

            Yes, it's a curious racket.

            I agree that in this case the government is required to step in. There is no profitable way to provide effective care and the people living there deserve some stability.

            • Belladonna 3.1.1.2.1.1

              Maybe. The Catholic Church (and the Sisters of Mercy – who are the chain-of-ownership – for this retirement home) – have a heck of a lot of revenue-generating assets – and tax-free-charity status.

              I'd be wanting to take a hard look at the books – to see if it's that they're making a legitimate long-term loss (which can't be made up through other channels) – or they want this to be a revenue-generating income-stream – which is just not on (or at least I don't think it should be!).

              "It was also stated that 'breaking even' is not enough – the facility needs to make a profit," the relative complained.

              Only after those avenues have been exhausted, should the Government take it over.

      • Belladonna 3.1.2

        IDK. I've had 3 friends, recently (over the last 12 months), placing elderly relatives in dementia care – and all 3 have found it very difficult. To find places at all (many have zero vacancies – I don't know how much of that is staffing, and how much shortage of beds). To find places in relative proximity to family (it's pretty tough for both family and friends if placements are significant driving distances away). And, finally, to find affordable care (the top-up charges over the government-funded minimum are significant). All 3 eventually found care. For 2 of them, it took over 6 months – during which time the elderly relative remained in the hospital system. And, for 1, the placement is 45 minutes drive from her home.

        And, in any case, even if there weren't a crisis now, dumping 70+ people needing placements on the dementia system in Auckland, would certainly create one.

        • pat 3.1.2.1

          Dementia care perhaps…not my experience, but hospital level care (medical) shows a multitude of available beds, certainly in our location and surrounds….contrary to reportage for an extended period.

          It is worth noting the Gov funding rates are currently in negotiation.

          • Belladonna 3.1.2.1.1

            Yeah, it was the dementia level care that sparked my interest in this article. It's not easy to find, and 70+ additional places is going to seriously overload the current provision.

            But, I do think that (regardless of the overall situation) community trust/charity based healthcare organizations should just not be allowed to give 3 months notice and shut down.

  4. joe90 4

    Meanwhile…

    /

    Mel Stride, who was appointed as Work and Pensions Secretary last week, complained that rules on leave for new mothers and fathers were too “onerous"

    The new Tory welfare chief called for a slashing of maternity rights to “provide a massive shot in the arm for British business”, it can be revealed.

    Mel Stride, who was appointed as Work and Pensions Secretary last week, complained that rules on leave for new mothers and fathers were too “onerous”.

    The Cabinet minister demanded the government “seriously consider” how the rights of parents to take time off after having a baby could be reversed.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/new-tory-welfare-chief-wanted-28364687?

  5. joe90 5

    Baraye

    As demonstrations against the death of Mahsa Amini enter their third week in Iran, a protest song by one of Iran’s most popular musicians has become the soundtrack to the biggest civil uprising for decades, channelling the rage of Iranians at home and abroad.

    The lyrics to Baraye by Shervin Hajipour are taken entirely from messages that Iranians have posted online about why they are protesting. Each begins with the word Baraye – meaning “For …” or “Because of …” in Farsi.

    […]

    Hajipour, 25, was reportedly arrested on 29 September, days after the song was released. According to messages posted on Twitter by Hajipour’s sister and reverified by Human Rights Watch, the intelligence services in Mazandaran province called Hajipour’s parents and informed them of his arrest on 1 October.

    On Tuesday a state prosecutor in Mazandaran told state news agency IRNA that Hajipour had been released on bail “so that his case can go through the legal process” but gave no further details.

    Sources close to Hajipour believe the singer was made to remove the song from Instagram when he was arrested. It has since been registered as having been written by someone else, allowing copyright infringement complaints to be made, resulting in the song being removed by platforms it had been uploaded to. However, the song has already been widely shared and continues to be uploaded by users on YouTube.

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/04/iran-arrests-musician-anthem-iran-protests-viral-mahsa-amini-shervin-hajipour-baraye

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