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Open Mike 19/03/2017

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  1. Another important testimony – tough reading for a sunday morning but not as tough as what these children endured

    But, as my brother Tipene said to me: “Our stories have to be told. How would people know what it’s like for a child to go through state-imposed trauma unless we all tell our story?”

    There are still thousands of kids in state care who don’t have a voice. And too many of them are Māori. According to the Children’s Commissioner, Māori make up 61 percent of all kids in state care and 71 percent of the total in youth justice residences.

    If that isn’t institutional racism, what is?

    http://e-tangata.co.nz/news/it-sticks-like-a-knife-in-my-guts

    • adam 1.1

      What I love about the link the most marty mars, was the comments section below.

      Her writing was that good, it inspired such well thought out and written responses.

  2. Tui 2

    i’ve been doing some self-defence course as means of empowerment. one of the things we’re taught is to shout no! loudly and with force. it got me thinking about how as women and as nurturers and carers we’re oppressed by the patriarchy not to say no to anything, not even to our mokopuna, and how this contributes to the rape culture we women live in. how many times as women have we said yes to something like “can you do this?” or “can I have this?” when we should have said no? as a means of taking power back we as women must learn to say no!

    ~Tui

    • BM 2.1

      Are you a Maori woman?

      • Tui 2.1.1

        are you a white oppressive male?

        ~ Tui

        • james 2.1.1.1

          Do you think all white men are oppressive?

          • marty mars 2.1.1.1.1

            Pity a dim like you can’t let an interesting exchange play out because you’ve got some stupid and bogus point to talk about and by god YOU will talk, why not it’s YOUR right!!!

          • Tui 2.1.1.1.2

            no! i certainly do not think all white men are oppressive. but as a male you are born into the patriarchy and until you make a conscious decision to leave the patriarchy you are part of that oppressive system.

            • One Two 2.1.1.1.2.1

              Thinking such as that ensures any and all genuine issues will continue…

              An unfortunate comment, and thought process!

              • Draco T Bastard

                What a load of bollocks.

                As the psychologists say, the first thing that people need to accept when they need to change is that there’s a problem. A male denying that they’re part of the patriarchy is denying that there’s a problem.

                • One Two

                  On certain subject matter it appears you have critically thought through, and your comments are somewhat coherent…

                  This is not one them, neither is it for Tui, taking the written comments at face value

                  The bollocks you’re projecting is the apparant shallow level of thinking applied through yours, and Tuis comments…

                  • Draco T Bastard

                    Five Tips to Accept a Mental Health Problem

                    “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery,” Dumbledore, the headmaster wizard once said in the Harry Potter series. With this quote, author J.K. Rowling tapped into a core truth in the acceptance of a mental health problem… acceptance is key to managing mental health challenges.

                    My research has found that acceptance is not a simple outcome that is either there or not there. Instead, acceptance is a dynamic process that involves several factors that develop over time. This process requires moving from a passive state of denial to an active position of agency.

                    So, yeah, it’s you who’s talking bollocks.

                    • One Two

                      Not even using your own thoughts, Draco

                      Which is why you find yourself trapped in boxes, such as this one

                      Using your own mind, not the one defined for you by others…

                      Read Tuis comment which I responded to, and see if you can identify one key fault in it

                      There are a number of them, but see if you can identify one…

              • McFlock

                “Information is entangled in a symphony of belonging”

            • james 2.1.1.1.2.2

              so oppressive by default until a conscious decision to leave?

              • McFlock

                From my perspective as a white middle-class male, that’s probably a fair comment.

                Not that every wmcm beats women or whatever, just that we each need to look at the daily assumptions we’ve been trained to make at home, at work, wherever. The shit we do without noticing.

                • One Two

                  YOU need to look at the daily assumptions YOU’VE been trained to make…

                  The shit YOU do without noticing…

                  • McFlock

                    That’s why I used the word “we”, a the plural first person pronoun.

                    By “we” I referred to a group of people that includes James, myself, YOU

                    For example, the assumption that you have understanding that nobody else here comprehends in the slightest.

                    • One Two

                      We’re each at different levels of understanding , McFlock
                      That we each continue to learn and evolve is important

                      But that’s only my opinion, based on my own understandings

                      How to learn and evolve is beyond the conscious thought of far too many…..IMO

                      But that’s not for me to concern over….

                    • McFlock

                      Okey dokey, I’ll just throw this out there on the off chance then:

                      If it doesn’t concern you, then don’t tell us that we haven’t “critically thought through” something, or that something is obviously beyond our perception.

                      Instead, try telling us why your understanding of the issue differs from ours, and how you reached it. Explicitly, with a gradual progression of logical argument.

                    • One Two

                      That was in response to Draco, who jumped in on my comment to Tui

                      ‘It doesn’t concern me’….except where someone jumps in on a response I make to another handle…in actuality it didn’t concern Draco…it concerned Tui

                      Regardless, it is not my concern to guide the thoughts of others…but I do pass comment at times….

                    • McFlock

                      It’s not a private forum. Anyone can join a conversation, there’s no ownership.

                      DTB will pass comment, I’ll pass comment, you’ll pass comment.

                      But simply saying that someone lacks understanding or conceptual sophistication doesn’t develop the conversation. Saying why you think they’re on the wrong track, that leaves a space for someone to agree, or to bring the conversation forward by saying in turn why they disagree with you.

          • North 2.1.1.1.3

            Poor ‘boy’ James @ 2.1.1.1…….just can’t resist the right-wing reflex to pour shit on a subject of significance outside the right-wing tunnel. Sad (bad) Trump man-child ? Well yeah…….stupid and unattractive……. just like the The Fake Prez.

          • mauī 2.1.1.1.4

            Fucking hell what a display this thread is from the righties. Brash’s Hobsons pledge meets Bob Jones. Heh

            • Antoine 2.1.1.1.4.1

              I think they are honestly baffled by Tui’s original comment ‘as nurturers and carers we’re oppressed by the patriarchy not to say no to anything, not even to our mokopuna’. I suspect it does not match with their own life experience – them not having oppressed anyone recently or seen anyone being oppressed by the patriarchy – or even being entirely clear what the patriarchy _is_.

              This has rather derailed the discussion of Tui’s perfectly reasonable point that women should be more assertive and ‘learn to say no!’

              Hope that helps

              A.

              • McFlock

                I suspect it does not match with their own life experience – them not having noticed that they oppressed anyone recently or noticed anyone being oppressed by their peers

                Just tweaking it for a different perspective 🙂

                Do fish always notice water, or understand its nature, I wonder?

                • Antoine

                  You could be right and they could be unconscious oppressors, or you could be wrong and they could just be decent people, I don’t know, I haven’t met them in RL

        • weka 2.1.1.2

          Heh.

    • Antoine 2.2

      It’s a fine thing to be able to say ‘No!’ when the occasion calls for it 🙂

      A.

      • Tui 2.2.1

        just out of chance i happened to click on stephanie’s link on the right and (i hope she doesn’t mind me quoting her) found this bit:

        “That’s another challenge, doing small things every day to stand up for ourselves and for all the women around us.”

        i feel that fits perfectly what i’ve been trying to say here. we as women must learn to stand up for ourselves even in small ways so that when it comes to it when can stand up for ourselves in big ways too!

        ~ Tui

    • Wensleydale 2.3

      Women say no to me all the time. It’s a deeply pedestrian occurrence.

  3. Are you a Spanish Inquisitor?

  4. Carolyn_nth 4

    CIA flights to NZ helped break the 1951 waterfront strike.

    The US provided four Curtiss C-46 Commando planes and crew to fly cargo between Paraparaumu Airport near Wellington to Woodbourne in Blenheim on the South Island.

    It was chartered to ensure that goods could still be shipped around New Zealand during the waterfront dispute of 1951. The pay dispute was the largest industrial confrontation in New Zealand history bringing the nation’s ports to a standstill and, at its peak, taking 22,000 workers off the job from February to July 1951.

    Left-leaning political commentator Chris Trotter said the secret Kiwi mission was a revelation.

    “It is an important historical detail because it shows how real the ideological battle was and it shows that a lot of the fears on the left have some real basis in fact.

    “There was always a suspicion that the US was manipulating events from behind fronts. This detail reinforces all the worse fears of the people involved in the dispute.”

    A 1949 CIA document declassified in 2013 shows the US mission may have been motivated by Communist fears. The report claimed that the main Communist influence in New Zealand came from trade unions.

    “Communists or Communist sympathisers in key union posts were strongest in the Waterside Workers Union,” the report states.

    The New Zealand Waterside Workers’ Union was forced to break into smaller unions for each port after the dispute ended in June.

    Historian Dick Scott’s 1952 book about the dispute, 151 Days, noted the flights and claimed they were part of US support for the New Zealand Government during the confrontation. The flights were reported in local media at the time, but Kiwis would not have been aware that the airline was secretly owned by the CIA.

    • Anne 4.1

      The CIA were here in force in the 1970s too. The election of the Kirk government would have been the motivating factor. Ya know, that terrible Commie Labour crowd wot wanted to stop the French from letting off nuclear bombs in their own backyard.

      I noted in the article the reference to the “strange lights over Kaikoura in 1978”. That showed them up for a bunch of stupid ignoramuses. Those lights were a natural phenomena which occur over water in intense anticyclonic conditions. An inversion will form several hundred feet in the atmosphere trapping particles – including ‘light’ particles. There was a fleet of foreign fishing vessels in the area at the time and the lights from those boats was being reflected off the top of the inversion layer… making it look like flying saucer-like objects were bobbing about in the air.

      • mikesh 4.1.1

        I have always suspected that million dollars spent by the Exclusive Brethren at the time of the 2005 election, on a pamphlet demonizing Labour and the Greens, came from overseas. I have no evidence of course that this was the case but I just don’t see the “apolitical” Brethren spending their own money on such an enterprise.

    • millsy 4.2

      This is old news, I read about it in the book written about the lockout back in the 1950’s. In the same book, the author also details Chinese assistance as well, that is from the Republic of China, lead by Chaing Kai-Shek, based in Taiwan.

  5. Draco T Bastard 6

    Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates 85th birthday with release of archival footage and worker interviews

    “There was guilt; either stop on the job or go back on the dole,” labourer Pat Crawley said at the time

    Interesting piece of history.

  6. Carolyn_nth 7

    Nicky Hager is releasing a new book on 21st March 5pm.

    Felix Geiringer tweeted:

    Nicky says new book isn’t a sequel to #DirtyPolitics & isn’t related to the election. No other details have been revealed. #HagerBookLaunch


    Nicky says the new book is “gripping and important”. It is an open invitation. Come on Tusday and bring friends and family. #HagerBookLaunch

    • Cinny 7.1

      Thrilled to hear this news. Rock on Tuesday 😀

      • Carolyn_nth 7.1.1

        I suspect tax havens or tax avoidance.

        • Cinny 7.1.1.1

          Was thinking the same Carolyn.

          Interestingly enough Key exits Parliament the following day.

          And the troll attack on Hagar via Stuff is fierce. Considering the news has just been announced in the last few hours. I suspect some people will be freaking out.

          Nicky Hagar, the only New Zealand member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Big up’s to you Sir.

          • Carolyn_nth 7.1.1.1.1

            Some of the commenters claim Hager is only announcing his book but not the topic for publicity. But, I recall that he did that with Dirty Politics so no-one could slap an injunction on the book before it is released.

            Tracey Watkins seems clearly thinks the topic of the book has something to do with John Key.

            The comments under the article are mixed – supporters and detractors of Hager.

            • ianmac 7.1.1.1.1.1

              Isn’t Key giving his final address on Wednesday 22 March?
              Coincidence that Nicky’s book is publishing the day before 21 March?
              Surely unconnected!

            • Anne 7.1.1.1.1.2

              I do recall Hager saying – not long after the release of Dirty Politics -something to the effect his next investigation was going to be about the police. He said several police officers – or maybe former officers – had approached him with some interesting material. Something like that.

              If it proves to be correct then I’m picking the Kim Dotcom case will be one of the stories highlighted and that would definitely include John Key.

          • Wensleydale 7.1.1.1.2

            Hager’s definitely getting a hiding in the comments section. I suspect the Young Nats are at a bit of a loose end today, and they’ve all converged like buzzards on a rotting beef carcass. Some of the comments are spectacularly ignorant, and quite obviously prejudiced. Hager could provide them with a fresh corpse, a bloody knife and CCTV footage of the actual crime, and they’d still bleat, “It’s a conspiracy! It’s all a communist conspiracy!” Truly, there are none so blind as those who will not see.

    • millsy 7.2

      A stab in the dark, but I am picking that it could be about health, welfare and state housing.

      • Cinny 7.2.1

        I had another thought, maybe it’s about the media?
        ONE MORE SLEEP.
        I hope it has a handy dandy index like his last book. Gosh I’m excited.

  7. joe90 8

    A couple or three centuries slaughtering Muslims and subjugating Indonesia and now they cry wolf.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/03/netherlands-geert-wilders-islam-election-empire/519648/?

    • Red Hand 8.1

      The battle of Poitiers, Ottoman Habsburg wars, Anglofrench domination of Egypt and the middle east. Dutch supremacy in the east indies, Mahdist war, Mesopotamian campaign. When will they learn ?

  8. Poission 9

    UK sends 800 troops to Estonia

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39311670

    Sir Michael insisted it was a “defensive deployment” and was not “designed to provoke or escalate”.

    He added that Nato wanted to “deter any possible Russian aggression”

    Indeed the Rifles at the double would allay any aggression.

    .

  9. Classic gnat speak – a 5 fold increase does not equal a “big buy up”

    Government figures which show foreigners bought five times as much precious New Zealand land last year are not an accurate guide to foreign ownership, Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell says.

    Mitchell rejected any claims that there was “a big buy-up of New Zealand land” today and ruled out calls for a detailed register which showed every foreign purchase, not just the sensitive or large purchases approved by the Overseas Investment Office (OIO).

    The OIO said 466,000 hectares of land was sold to offshore buyers in 2016 – five times more than the previous year.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11821313

    Really a register seems like a good idea to me – but the gnats would be scared of what it would show I think.

    • Carolyn_nth 10.1

      Agree.

      I watched Q&A today. the panel afterwards proclaimed that Mitchell is a holding minister, a newby keeping control until the election.

      The panel discussion was very frustrating. Robert Reid questioned the whole notion of private ownership of land. Jaimie Whyte disdainfully dismissed any notion of “collective ownership” of land, saying it had never worked where it had been tried. I’d like to know the evidence, because Māori relationship to land pre-European.

      Whyte was saying it didn’t matter whether a foreigner of an NZ owned the land, and to have a go at foreign land ownership had no basis – said it was just Xenophobic. But no-one pointed out how it was very wealthy people buying big tracts of NZ land, putting it well out of the reach of most Kiwis’ bank balances.

      • mikesh 10.1.1

        We probably need to have some form of private ownership of land, but it should be realized, I think, that ultimately the and belongs to all of us collectively and that such ownership should be subject to such conditions as we democratically decide.

      • Chris 10.1.2

        I tore my hair out watching it. Like you say, nobody talked about the downstream effects of wealthy people from bigger countries that operate on way bigger scales than NZ coming here to buy huge amounts of pristine and sought after land that NZers can’t afford. Nobody talked about how that then pushes the prices up of all similar land and sets the ball rolling until no New Zealander can afford to do a fucking thing.

        The people on the programme talked about access to the land, walking tracks etc. Mitchell had a sweet ride. Poor old Robert Reid should’ve been talking about NZer’s access to buy that sort of land. Whyte got away with reducing the argument to foreigners versus NZers – and he seemed credible! But the real point wasn’t made, which isn’t about foreigners, but about the prices foreigners can afford, and the effect that has on NZers’ potential to purchase. We see the same thing in residential property with Auckland fucking “investors” lower down the food chain buying in the regions – the effect is the same, which is a massive reduction on NZer’s ability to buy property – and it’s spreading throughout the provinces like a fucking virus.

        The logical extension is that fewer and fewer NZers own the land, tenants in our own country, or how ever you want to describe it. History tells us that situations like that never end well. Counties that restrict foreign land ownership do so for a reason.

    • Draco T Bastard 10.2

      We need to ban offshore ownership ASAP. This is what this data shows.

      We’re clearly becoming tenants in our own land.

  10. Morrissey 11

    When African-American oratory was more than pursed lips,
    pregnant pauses, pious platitudes and horrible method acting

    http://normanfinkelstein.com/2017/03/18/when-african-american-oratory-consisted-of-more-than-pursed-lips-pregnant-pauses-and-pious-platitudes/

  11. adam 12

    I see the loser, and corporate lap dog still can’t accept reality. The delusional comments in this link are as always, deleterious.

    This is what happens when all liberal elites know is the language of suffering, without actually living it.

    I’m so glad she lost. Not happy who won, but really glad this out of touch corporate lackey lost.

  12. joe90 13

    The fuckers who won are intent on burning down the house with women, children, the poor, the elderly, POC, LGBT folk, immigrants, non xtians and the ill locked inside and you’re so glad she lost.

    And then you salve your conscience with a trite not happy who won.

    //

    • Sabine 13.1

      but russia, ukraine, emails, syria and shit.

      sorry Joe90, but there are sadly many that rather burn the house down in which they and their families live then vote for the lesser evil and maybe buy some time.

      • adam 13.1.1

        Don’t put words in my mouth Sabine, I don’t do it to you.

        My stance is simple, h.r.c is a corporate poodle, and economically a regressive liberal.

        Buy time for what, exactly? Every time the democrat corporate’s get in, it gets worse for everyone. And yet you too seem to be under some illusion that some miraculous will happen.

        I’m under no illusions with the corruption, and failings of the USA political system. Most of my friends are under no illusions either. What we worried about is that weak spine liberals are walking us all to slavery.

        I like freedom, and I like the democracy. These are things you have to fight for. Not give away incrementally, whilst waiting for some miracle day.

        If you think h.r.c and her cohort actually give to cents about you, then you’r well off with the fairies.

        I will never vote for a lesser evil. Because evil is evil.

        • Sabine 13.1.1.1

          i don’t put word in your mouth.

          I just stated what i have observed. In order to not vote for the lesser evil – which by the way – some seem happier to vote for the evil that will burn down the house, or vote for some feel good pusher that will end up helping the evil to burn down the house.

          at the end of the day, the house is burned down and everyone ends up homeless with third degree burns. Win Win. NO?

          but some will manage to keep their purity intact, and will be able to tell their kids, I wuz pure.

          As for H.R.C, she would not gut Planned Parenthood, she would not take away school lunches, she would not increase the defense budget by 54 billion, she would not cut the endowments of the arts, she would not cut job programmes in the Appalachian region, she would not cut Meals on Wheels. Just for a starter.
          She would also not hang up on the PM of OZ, be a rude fuck towards a female head of State blah blah blah.

          Do you think that D. T, cares about you? Really? i have some beautiful healthcare to sell to you, Its called Trumpcare. It will cover you beautifully – in medical bills.

          And btw, democracy means nothing if you are not being able to control your fertility, means nothing if you are not worth common decency because of the colour of your skin, means nothing when everyday you wonder if you should eat or your children.
          Freedom? Yeah, i like my freedom from pregnancy, from 20 children born, from having to marry a man i might not like just to have security, freedom from not going to the doctor cause no money, freedom to be skinny cause no money for food, freedom from heating costs cause no money. Yeah, we all loves us some freedom.
          Maybe if people would actually vote in their self interest instead voting against the evil women having sex, having to many babies they can’t afford, or abort the babies they don’t want to have, or voting against the migrant worker who takes the jobs that non of the white blokes wants to do, maybe then they would vote for their interest, but they don’t. so sorry mate, i have no use for you and your high ideals for purity and bullshit, if you can only have your revolution by throwing women, children, disabled, old, poc, and others under the bus, your revolution ain’t worth shit.

          • adam 13.1.1.1.1

            Where have i said ” russia, ukraine, emails, syria and shit.” so you can’t say you just say “I just stated what i have observed.” because I have never said those things.

            What makes you think h.r.c. would not have done the cuts incrementally? If you do, then you are seriously kidding yourself.

            I draw a line in the sand, and you shout purist. I’m not calling for a revolution, I’m saying this chipping away at out rights incrementally is evil. And anyone who supports that, is just as evil.

            Did you miss I called out a corporate lackey, a hawk, and a conservative, and you rush to defend them. Are you left or is it just all for show?

            As for women’s control of their bodies, damn right women should control there bodies. But how is that going to happen when state after state, and the whole Federal government went to the republicans. It’s not about trump, it never has been. If you think supporting the same corrupt people to get back a few rights, whilst they take away others is the answer, then sorry for you.

    • adam 13.2

      joe90, your in lala land if you think h.r.c was going to be any better. The murder rate of transgender women was the worst ever last year. And has been on the rise since 2009.

      As for people of colour, well same shit just different package, at least with this fool we know he is a racist. Not just another supporter of white privileged.

      As for you faux angst – what are you doing to help?

      Anything??

      But h.r.c and the democrat’s will save us, grow up. You lost because you did not listen to the likes of me, and well you deserved too.

      • greywarshark 13.2.1

        I wish you would all stop attacking each other quite sharply because the USA is in such a shit state. Trying to work out what is going to happen next and look for any possible good side is a reasonable line of discussion. But falling out over the pile of steaming dog poo that is USA politics, that is no way to help with our problems which will take all our attention to try and alleviate and ameliorate. We can’t solve our problems, but we have to think smart how we can soften the crash landing. FGS leave the USA to themselves, we can’t help them and have to try to limit the wash from their cruise liner.

        I remember about one city there that contracted out the disposal of rubbish, which was barged to some poor country I think in Africa and dumped there. We have to worry what their externalities to us are, so think of us, concentrate your minds instead of all this crap flying.

        We have big problems and not much money. They have bigger problems and create money up to trillions. It’s David and Goliath. David was a clever little fellow and skilled at attack and defence. Let’s be clever like him, he concentrated and learned and perfected his skills which were important for survival.

        • adam 13.2.1.1

          Well we can help them greywarshark, and I do. Even sending emails to your friends and taking the time to listen to their stresses is somthing. Helping them organise, and offering advise on what does not work, also is great.

          Leaving aside the fact you missed that the USA is the only Empire in town, turning you back on people, is like turning back boat loads of Jew from Germany in 1939.

          I’m saying we should stop trusting the untrustworthy, and get out of this fiction that the liberal elites give a damn about working and middle class people.

          There is a real disconnect from that reality, and this site is awash with penny dime liberals who wouldn’t know social democracy if it hit them in the face, let alone have the ability to embrace a world where they actually have to work with, and get on with, working people.

          • greywarshark 13.2.1.1.1

            Your antennae are fluttering in the tempest and you can’t sniff out the smell of pork and puha in that situation. Good on you for trying but look out while you are looking overseas and far or near, someone will be removing your own opportunities.

            Your telling them you are caring and wanting to help working people, will produce a response that they would be working people if they could find a job and at present the best work they can find is robbing you. I think you have to tighten up your protest portfolio. Charity begins at home in your case.

            • adam 13.2.1.1.1.1

              What dribble greywarshark.

              Picking apart your incoherent rant, you need to stop what ever drugs you are on, and work on you communication skills.

              • greywarshark

                That’s funny it really mirrors what I was saying to you. Seems you have got the message.

  13. Sabine 14

    an interesting write up on the Mercer Family.
    You know the people that own Breitbart Media, Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway

    http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/mercers/

  14. lprent 15

    Removed a failing SSD from The Standard’s raid. Smart was reporting a failure on the available reserved space. That is really odd because it indicates a wear pattern.

    It isn’t old, the other drives on that array contain much older versions of the same general range of Intel SSDs. It has only done about 5300 hours !

    Added two more 120GB drives into the array. Odd. I will look at it in the morning.


    smartctl 6.5 2016-01-24 r4214 [x86_64-linux-4.4.0-62-generic] (local build)
    Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

    === START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
    Model Family: Intel 53x and Pro 2500 Series SSDs
    Device Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW120A4
    Serial Number: CVDA506303KB1207GN
    LU WWN Device Id: 5 5cd2e4 04bf46805
    Firmware Version: DC32
    User Capacity: 120,034,123,776 bytes [120 GB]
    Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
    Rotation Rate: Solid State Device
    Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
    ATA Version is: ACS-2 (minor revision not indicated)
    SATA Version is: SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s)
    Local Time is: Mon Mar 20 00:13:48 2017 NZDT
    SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
    SMART support is: Enabled

    === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
    SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: FAILED!
    Drive failure expected in less than 24 hours. SAVE ALL DATA.
    See vendor-specific Attribute list for failed Attributes.

    General SMART Values:
    Offline data collection status: (0x05) Offline data collection activity
    was aborted by an interrupting command from host.
    Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
    Self-test execution status: ( 33) The self-test routine was interrupted
    by the host with a hard or soft reset.
    Total time to complete Offline
    data collection: ( 2930) seconds.
    Offline data collection
    capabilities: (0x7f) SMART execute Offline immediate.
    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
    Abort Offline collection upon new
    command.
    Offline surface scan supported.
    Self-test supported.
    Conveyance Self-test supported.
    Selective Self-test supported.
    SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
    power-saving mode.
    Supports SMART auto save timer.
    Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
    General Purpose Logging supported.
    Short self-test routine
    recommended polling time: ( 1) minutes.
    Extended self-test routine
    recommended polling time: ( 48) minutes.
    Conveyance self-test routine
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    • Antoine 15.1

      Sounds expensive?

    • greywarshark 15.2

      Oh dear. Perhaps you have been eating your salted peanuts over the hard drive!
      Sounds like Smart is on the job though. Advising 24 hours ahead of stop.

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    2 weeks ago
  • Is the Guardian becoming  a real newspaper again?
    by Jan Rivers The article has been corrected to show that it was Ewen MacAskill, former Guardian journalist and not Luke Harding who travelled to meet Edward Snowden with journalist Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras.  Some of the Guardian’s well-known journalists who did not sign the protest letter are ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    2 weeks ago
  • Life asserts itself regardless
    by Cultural Worker Late March 2020 amidst the virus. With gigs crashing and burning all around it was without much hope that I called a long standing rest home booking: “ Hi, I’m supposed to be entertaining at your place this afternoon – is it still on?” “”If you don’t ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    2 weeks ago
  • Politics, the possible, and the pandemic
    Whenever people demand real change from their politicians, we're told that "politics is the art of the possible". The implication is that change isn't possible, so we'd better just get used to the sucky status quo. But now that there's a pandemic, a lot of things we were previously told ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago

  • Business Finance Guarantee – applications open
    Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re moving quickly to protect New Zealand businesses, jobs and the economy during this unprecedented global economic shock,” Finance Minister Grant Robertson said. ...
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    13 hours ago
  • Work starts on ways to fast-track consents to boost recovery from Covid-19 downturn
    Work is underway looking at measures to speed up consents for development and infrastructure projects during the recovery from COVID 19, to provide jobs and stimulate our economy.  Environment Minister David Parker said the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global crisis that will have a wide ranging and lasting impact ...
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    16 hours ago
  • Advance payments to support contractors
    Advance payments will be made to transport construction industry contractors to retain the workforce and ensure it is ready to quickly gear up to build projects which will be vital to New Zealand’s COVID-19 economic recovery, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today. He said keeping the workforce required to build ...
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    1 day ago
  • Government seeks infrastructure projects
    The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to start as soon as the construction industry returns to normal to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones say. The Infrastructure ...
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    1 day ago
  • Health system scaled up to prepare for COVID-19
    Work to scale up the health system in preparation for COVID-19 was today outlined by Health Minister David Clark, as he reported back to the new Epidemic Response Committee. “We are well placed to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have taken early and decisive action at our borders, and ...
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    2 days ago
  • Essential media COVID-19 guidelines refined
    The Government is refining its COVID-19 essential business guidance to include the distribution of news publications for communities which are hard to reach. The Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Kris Faafoi, said the move was in recognition of the importance for New Zealanders who might be harder to ...
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    2 days ago
  • New Zealand defence personnel conclude mission at Taji
    Following the successful conclusion of the Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission at Taji, New Zealand defence personnel are returning to New Zealand from Iraq, in accordance with the Cabinet decision made in June 2019, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today. “New Zealand is very ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • State of National Emergency extended
    The State of National Emergency to help stop the spread of COVID-19 has been extended for a further seven days, Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare said. The initial declaration on March 25 lasted seven days and can be extended as many times as necessary. “Since we went into isolation ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Strong Govt books support ‘go hard, go early’ response
    New Zealand’s ability to go hard and go early in the fight against COVID-19 has been underpinned by strong Government finances and the growing economy heading into this global pandemic, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today released the Crown financial statements for the eight months to the end ...
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    2 days ago
  • Christchurch Hospital Hagley ICU to open to support COVID-19 response
    Health Minister Dr David Clark says 36 new intensive care beds at Christchurch Hospital’s new Hagley building are being fast tracked so they are available for treatment of COVID-19 patients.   The Ministry of Health is working with contractor CPB and Canterbury DHB to enable access to the hospital’s ICU, ...
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    2 days ago
  • Government supports Air NZ freight flights
    The Government has fast-tracked up to $1 million to help Air New Zealand move urgent freight to and from New Zealand, with the first flight to Shanghai leaving tonight, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today. Phil Twyford says it’s crucial that trade in vital goods such as medical supplies and ...
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    3 days ago
  • Tariff concessions on COVID-19 related products
    New Zealand will temporarily remove tariffs on all medical and hygiene imports needed for the COVID-19 response. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi said today that the New Zealand Customs Service will apply tariff concessions to all diagnostic reagents and testing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Clarification of modification to wage subsidy scheme
    Minister of Finance Grant Robertson has clarified that the changes to the wage subsidy scheme announced yesterday mean that employers should be passing on the full subsidy to workers, except in the case where the person’s normal income is less than the level of the subsidy. “We still want employers ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Face masks flowing to DHBs
    Medical face masks from the national reserve supply are now being distributed to District Health Boards, while at the same time local production is being ramped up. Yesterday more than 640,000 masks were sent to DHBS – that is an immediate two week supply, with more to follow in coming ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • COVID-19: Further steps to protect New Zealanders’ jobs
    The Government has made modifications to the wage subsidy scheme to ensure people don’t lose their jobs during the national lockdown. These changes will soften the impact of COVID-19 on workers, families and businesses, and position them to exit the lockdown and look to recovery, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Tax relief for Mycoplasma Bovis farmers
    Farmers whose herds were culled in response to the outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis will be able to minimise the tax treatment of their income in some circumstances. Revenue Minister Stuart Nash says Cabinet has agreed to change the law. It means farmers may be eligible to spread their income over ...
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    6 days ago
  • $27 million for NGOs and community groups to continue providing essential services
    A $27 million dollar package, effective immediately, is being provided to social sector services and community groups to ensure they can continue to provide essential support to communities as we stay at home as a nation to stop the spread of COVID-19, Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced. “At ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Statement on guilty plea of March 15 terrorist
    “The guilty plea today will provide some relief to the many people whose lives were shattered by what happened on March 15,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “These guilty pleas and conviction bring accountability for what happened and also save the families who lost loved ones, those who were injured, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • COVID-19 updates
    The Prime Minister is holding daily press conferences to update New Zealanders on the Government's response to COVID-19. Links to videos and transcripts of these updates below. These transcripts also include All of Government press conferences led by Director Ministry of Health's Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. 25 March: Live update from the Prime ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Police numbers break through 10,000 mark
    Frontline Police numbers have broken through the 10,000 mark for the first time in history as officers step forward to keep the community safe during the COVID19 lockdown. “Two Police graduations in Auckland and Wellington in the past week have been conducted in unprecedented circumstances,” Police Minister Stuart Nash said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Urgent tax measures for economic recovery
    Urgent legislation has been passed to support the package of economic and social measures needed to recover from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. “The COVID-19 Response (Taxation and Social Assistance Urgent Measures) Bill will cushion New Zealanders from the worst economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Revenue Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Further support for farmers and growers as drought persists
    From tomorrow, Government support for farmers and growers affected by drought will be expanded and extended across the country, with access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPS) available throughout the North Island, parts of the South Island and the Chatham Islands, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced. “These challenging conditions have ...
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    1 week ago
  • COVID-19: Temporary changes to Education Act
    Parliament has passed amendments to legislation that give the Secretary of Education stronger powers to act in the fight to limit the spread of COVID-19, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “They are part of a suite of changes passed under the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Bill,” Chris ...
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    1 week ago
  • Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei and Myanmar join NZ and Singapore in committing to keeping supply a...
    Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei and Myanmar have joined forces with New Zealand and Singapore by committing to keep supply chains open and remove any existing trade restrictive measures on essential goods, especially medical supplies, in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.  Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker today welcomed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • COVID-19: Rent increase freeze and more protection for tenants
    Immediate freeze on rent increases Tenancies will not be terminated during the lock-down period, unless the parties agree, or in limited circumstances Tenants who had previously given notice can stay in their if they need to stay in the tenancy during the lock-down period Tenants will still be able to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Working together to protect businesses and workers
    As New Zealand unites to lock-down in the fight against COVID-19, the Finance Minister is urging all businesses and workers to stay connected over the next four weeks. “We understand the extreme pressure many businesses are under right now. I know most business owners think of their workers as family ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • State of National Emergency declared to fight COVID-19
    A State of National Emergency has been declared across the country as the Government pulls out all the stops to curtail the spread of COVID-19. “Today we put in place our country’s second ever State of National Emergency as we fight a global pandemic, save New Zealanders’ lives and prevent ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Prime Minister’s statement on State of National Emergency and Epidemic Notice
    Mr Speaker I wish to make a Ministerial Statement under Standing Order 347 in relation to the recent declaration of a State of National Emergency. Having considered the advice of the Director Civil Defence Emergency Management, the Minister of Civil Defence declared a State of National Emergency for the whole of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Deadline for domestic travel extended
    People needing to travel on domestic flights, trains and Cook Strait ferries to get home before the country moves into level 4 lock-down tomorrow night will be able to continue using the passenger services until midnight on Friday, Transport Minister Phil Twyford said today. Domestic passenger services, particularly ferries, have ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Mortgage holiday and business finance support schemes to cushion COVID impacts
    The Government, retail banks and the Reserve Bank are today announcing a major financial support package for home owners and businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. The package will include a six month principal and interest payment holiday for mortgage holders and SME customers whose incomes have been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government working to keep air freight moving
    Minister of Transport Phil Twyford has today announced details of the Government’s support package to keep key air freight moving and ensure New Zealanders retain access to essential goods during the four-week level 4 lockdown. “The Government is working with airlines and air freight operators to ensure New Zealand’s key ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand moves to COVID-19 Alert Level 3, then Level 4 in 48 hours
    New Zealand moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict New Zealand to move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, in 48 hours Two-staged approach to give people and businesses time to prepare  Level 3, from tomorrow Non-essential businesses must close All events and gatherings must be ...
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    1 week ago
  • Prime Minister: COVID-19 Alert Level increased
    Good afternoon  The Cabinet met this morning to discuss our next actions in the fight against COVID-19.  Like the rest of the world, we are facing the potential for devastating impacts from this virus. But, through decisive action, and through working together, do we have a small window to get ...
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    1 week ago
  • Govt takes significant economic decisions as NZ readies for Alert Level 4 in COVID-19 fight
    The Government is announcing significant further support for the economy, workers and businesses as the country unites to prepare for Alert Level 4 in the fight against COVID-19. Cabinet today agreed to remove the cap on the Government’s wage subsidy scheme, which will inject a further $4 billion into the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt backs RBNZ move to support economy with lower interest rates
    The Government is backing the Reserve Bank’s latest action to support the economy by reducing longer-term interest rates, meaning lower costs for businesses and mortgage holders, and a lower currency to help our exporters. The Minister of Finance has signed a memorandum of understanding and a letter of indemnity with ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government statement on commercial cooperation during COVID-19
    The Government has asked the Commerce Commission to take account of the exceptional circumstances created by COVID-19 when monitoring business behaviour in coming weeks.   “The purpose of my request to the Commerce Commission is to make sure businesses can work together in ways that will allow them to provide ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand temporarily closes diplomatic posts in Barbados and Myanmar due to COVID-19
    The New Zealand Government has temporarily closed its High Commission in Bridgetown, Barbados and its Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.   “Due to the increasing scarcity of air links in and out of Bridgetown and Yangon, and the pressure COVID-19 is placing ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Supporting Māori communities and businesses through
    Associate Health and Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare has today announced the Government’s plan to support Māori communities and businesses in the face of COVID-19. “Our Government’s $12.1 billion economic package will help many Māori whānau, workers and businesses, whether it’s through wage subsidies, income support and worker redeployment, or ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Guidelines for hospitality establishments released
    The Government and the hospitality industry have worked together to produce guidelines to assist with managing and reducing transmission of COVID-19, Health Minister David Clark announced today.  The guidelines developed between the Government, Hospitality New Zealand and SkyCity Entertainment Group, set out how the new restrictions on physical distancing and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Nation steps up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2
    Four stage Alert System for COVID-19 announced New Zealand moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Reduce Contact New Zealanders over 70 and those with certain medical conditions told to stay at home as much as they can to reduce risk of contact with the virus Workplaces to implement ...
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    2 weeks ago