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Open mike 05/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 5th, 2020 - 30 comments
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30 comments on “Open mike 05/03/2020 ”

  1. Jimmy 1

    I cant help but think if NZF do not make the 5% this election it will be a good thing. Who ever they partner up with in government, they always seem to cause problems and become a thorn in their side. Winston and Shane seem to take delight in embarrassing Labour party ministers eg. Andrew Little (and arguably even the PM at times). A Lab / Green coalition would get a lot more done.

    • gsays 1.1

      It's a shame that these two gorse bush shade the efforts of potential totara such as Tracey Martin and Ron Mark.

    • solkta 1.2

      Winston and Shane seem to take delight in embarrassing Labour party ministers

      And it would seem even their own ministers in the case of Tracey Martin. I guess she is a woman though.

    • weka 1.3

      pretty much

  2. Andre 2

    Why "anyone but Bernie" is a much larger part of the Dem electorate than "anyone but Biden" or "anyone but Hillary" :

    https://www.salon.com/2020/03/04/after-super-tuesday-it-looks-like-bernie-sanders-has-a-ceiling-this-is-not-good-news/

  3. gsays 3

    With your feet in the air and your head on the ground…..

    One more sleep till The Pixies.

    They are touring, playing Come on Pilgrim and Surfa Rosa, the latter being one of the classic albums. Engineered and produced by Steve Albini.

  4. Adrian Thornton 4

    Bernie is not only fighting the DNC and corporate media he is battling decades of self induced propaganda…

    Neoliberalism Has Radicalized a Whole Generation

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/neoliberalism-has-radicalized-a-whole-generation/

  5. Anne 5

    There has been comment on this site about the panic run on toilet rolls in recent days – not all of it of an illuminating nature. 😈

    The 'experts' have given their opinion on the whys and wherefores:

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/world/120027386/coronavirus-why-are-people-stockpiling-toilet-paper

  6. When it comes to the monied interests, Bernie Sanders is up there with corona virus on the threat richter scale

    “The fundamental backdrop for these companies had been really strong and then you had coronavirus and you had Bernie Sanders really leading in the polls and these things just came apart,” Manuelian said."

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/04/us-stocks-rebound-after-joe-bidens-surprise-super-tuesday-wins/

  7. Fireblade 7

    • Muttonbird 7.1

      I'm sure Pulya Benefit has appeared on more covers than the Prime Minister since the last election.

      Right-wingers of course will decry this attention seeking behaviour…

    • Jimmy 7.2

      Perhaps there needs to be a "turn Bennett" type movement

      • McFlock 7.2.1

        I mean, the left has more than a few chaps with threatened masculinity, they might be up for it. But I'm not sure it'll get the same traction as it did amongst the tories. Bit pointless, really.

  8. Muttonbird 9

    National want extremists to be able to own guns.

    Under their proposed amendment the Christchurch mass murderer would still be allowed to own firearms:

    The existing measure has been put forward by the Government to deal with cases like that of the alleged Christchurch gunman, who was able to legally obtain a firearms license despite his extreme views. Police have been widely criticised for granting the man a license without discovering his extremism.

    However, had they found out about these tendencies, the new law would allow them to refuse his application for a firearms license. Under National's SOP, the Christchurch accused would have been able to obtain a firearms license even if Police had known about his extremist views, because he had not been convicted under the HRA or HDCA.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/120031097/extremists-able-to-own-guns-under-nationals-proposals

    The National Party = Dangerous idiots

  9. I only caught the second half of his speech, but it appears to me that Jamie-lee Ross used parliamentary privilege to drop the National Party eyebrows deep in receiving money from sources known to be connected to the CCP.

    It appears to be a lot bigger than a couple of measly $100,000 split donations that Soimun knew nothing about.

    A post on its own?

  10. Eco Maori 11

    Kia Ora Newshub.

    Te Wai Paunamu Glacier are still melting the black soot from the Australian Bush fires will have a negative effect on them.

    There you go while collar crims get a light slap on the wrist and cause heaps of damage and carnage to people's lives.

    Ka kite Ano

  11. Eco Maori 12

    Kia Ora Te Ao Maori News.

    Its cool to see Te Kaumatua preforming Kapa Haka.

    ACC needed to include Maori in providing for Māori.

    Fish farming is the way to go forward it will take the pressure off our wild fish stocks.

    The Americans Cup should be good for Aotearoa.

    Its good to see sports stars tau toko Te reo Maori.

    Ka kite Ano

  12. Eco Maori 13

    Kia Ora Newshub.

    The Pride Parade is good Parade for the Rainbow comunity.

    The haters are fools .

    Ka pai to the 100 years old Wahine for her support people in unfortunate circumstances.

    Ka kite Ano

  13. Eco Maori 14

    Kia Ora Te Ao Maori News.

    Its good to see Taranaki Iwi showing concern about a bank rupt oil and gas business in there whenua leaving waste in their Moana.

    It looks like the Kapa comp in Rotorua was good.

    Ka kite Ano

  14. Eco Maori 16

    Kia Ora Newshub.

    That was good flying by the pilot that ran out of gas.

    That's a cool huge picture. Yes equality will be good for the World.

    I think we need to lower our meat and dairy intake but not take them all out of our diets.

    A lot of people can not afford quality food.???

    The looney right have less intelligents than a piece of moss especially if they can not put their children futures first.

    Ka kite Ano

  15. Eco Maori 17

    Kia Ora Te Ao Maori News.

    John Tamihere will make things interesting in Tamiki Makaru this election cycle the more Maori the better I say.

    Its awesome to see Kapa Haka going strong.

    Mana Wahine.

    Ka kite Ano

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