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Daily Review 31/10/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 31st, 2016 - 11 comments
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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 …

11 comments on “Daily Review 31/10/2016 ”

  1. Draco T Bastard 1

    The GOP’s Age of Authoritarianism Has Only Just Begun

    And meanwhile, the version of the party that survives the likely wreckage of November will be a rage machine no less angry or united than the one that sustained eight years of unrelenting opposition to Obama. That rage will again shake the creaky scaffolding of the Madisonian system of government. Trumpism is the long historical denouement of a party that has come to see American democracy as rigged. And what one does to a rigged system is destroy it.

  2. Muttonbird 2

    What’s behind New Zealand’s mental health funding crisis?

    We’re looking at solving problems with accounting rather than looking at what actually does the community need in terms of health spending?

    In 2012 the Government disbanded the mental health commission, robbing New Zealand of its only independent body looking into mental health services.

    Err. The current government which refuses to govern?

    This government proudly claims they’ve increased spending in health and mental health but that is just to match population increase. What have they done in spending to cover the social damage they have done with cuts to services across many ministries and their total silence on housing, meaningful work conditions, and the stability of community.

    The current government’s social policy is bearing fruit in all the wrong ways…


    • Sacha 2.1

      They have underfunded inflation plus demographic changes (older people cost more) in health budgets to the tune of $1.7b since elected. #brighterfuture

    • Cinny 2.2

      It’s disgusting what they have not done. Have heard so many horrid mental health stories lately, have been raising the subject with most people I talk with (all walks of life). Turns out the system has failed many people, not only is it underfunded but it’s under prioritised, people don’t seem to be able to get help until it’s too late.

      The new government needs to give mental health a priority. Proper funding would enable education for everyone to understand mental health as a means of prevention. Lives can be saved with preventative measures and education, experts seem to only take action when it’s too late. It needs to be touched on at school as more and more young people are taking their lives due to pressures and mental health problems.

      A teacher told me how hard it is for a family when a parent has depression, the kids become neglected, the parent doesn’t know what’s wrong with themselves (not enough info about depression etc) and the whole family suffers and it’s awful.

      We have adverts on telly telling us how to spot a stroke or a heart attack, but nothing about how to spot mental health issues and how to deal with them or help others whom are suffering.

      Why are people suffering from so many mental health problems? Sick of the outgoing government, they are not into prevention, they only appear to care when it’s too late.

  3. Red Hand 3

    New Zealand ranks low for empathy in a Michigan University study just published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology


  4. Muttonbird 4

    They said the results might surprise you. They did – Saudi Arabia anywhere in the top 200?

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdVEZ7RhZuI&w=854&h=480%5D

  5. Richard Rawshark 5

    Most times the opposition parties stretch a little to make things look bad for the sitting government, this lot, Christ almighty, it’s been raining crap since 2008.

    Isn’t it time to visit the GG and get them thrown out , there’s ample evidence of wrong doing , false election promises, breaking laws, oh god it goes on forever..

  6. Richard Rawshark 6

    Please read John Keys latest comments about the TPP, but before you read know this.

    i’m sure you do anyways, but, Both Trump and Clinton have come out and said categorically they will not be supporting the TPP, and today John says this to the grass as I cannot think of anyone the dumb fuck can be telling this too.

    Prime Minister John Key says he thinks there’s a 50-50 chance that the United States will ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency.
    But if her opponent Donald Trump wins, then there’s no chance.
    “I think if Donald Trump wins, it’s got no chance,” he told reporters on Monday.
    “But if Hillary Clinton wins, I think there’s a possibility, a window, I think it’s a bit 50-50 myself.”
    President Barack Obama, a TPP supporter, hopes the agreement can be ratified by the US Congress during the so-called lame duck period between the presidential election on November 8 and the inauguration of the new president on January 20.
    Both candidates have said they oppose the TPP, but Mr Trump is much more strongly opposed to it than Mrs Clinton.
    “My sense of it is that in Hillary Clinton’s case she has a more nuanced position than Donald Trump,” Mr Key said.
    “I think she’s saying she thought the TPP was gold standard, and now she thinks it’s not quite as good a deal – that would argue that she would want to come back to the table.”
    The 12-nation agreement covers 40 per cent of global trade and 800 million people.
    To take effect it must be ratified by at least six countries that account for 85 per cent of the group’s economic output, which makes the US essential.
    The partner countries are New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.”

    Now what the fuck! He needs locking up, mental health, this is wacko.

    I also note the pattern of journalism where the interview is transcribed the reporter never questioning the story.

    What point a journalist? shouldn’t we sack them all and just send public briefs straight to the ed?

    • Nick 6.1

      Totally agree, what a slimy piece of crap ShonKey is…. Nuanced position…. Wtf…. He knows she’ll try to get it across the line, she’s a Bullshit Supreme artist too

  7. Manuka AOR 7

    “Pirate Party wins big, prime minister resigns as internet activists lead the nation”!
    – Iceland elections 2016.

    Iceland Election Results 2016: Pirate Party Wins Big, Prime Minister Resigns As Internet Activists Lead Nation

    The Icelandic Pirate Party won big in Saturday’s legislative elections in Iceland, prompting Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson to announce he would resign after his center-right Progressive Party saw its hold over the 63-seat Parliament sink from from 19 seats to just eight.

    The Pirate Party received 10 seats, up from three in the last election. The Left-Green Party also won 10 seats, while the Independence Party came in first with 21 seats, up from 19, the New York Times reported. It’s unclear who will rule. A party needs 34 seats to command a majority in Iceland’s Parliament, the world’s oldest. The Progressive Party and Independence Party have teamed up in the past, but don’t have enough seats to rule after Saturday’s election.

    “Whatever happens, we have created a wave of change in the Icelandic society,” Birgitta Jonsdottir, the leader of the Pirate Party, told a cheering crowd after the results were announced. http://www.ibtimes.com/iceland-election-results-2016-pirate-party-wins-big-prime-minister-resigns-internet-2437431

  8. Manuka AOR 8

    The Pirate Party – Here is what they stand for:
    “Being a Pirate means protecting and expanding civil rights. It means direct democracy, transparency, freedom of expression, the right to privacy in the digital age and an informed decision-making process. Success in the elections will mean a new constitution, a new deal between people and power. It will mean that the legislative power is a service to its people rather than an authority,” Gunnarson told International Business Time earlier last week. – from the IBT link above.

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