The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 17th March 2017

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  1. Red Buzzard says:

    Keiser Reports ( watching your piggy bank…dont let the banksters get your money box)

    Max and Stacy discuss the lawsuit by the administrator of MF Global against PwC for, ultimately, Jon Corzine’s big, bad European bond bet.

    Max interviews Charles Hugh Smith of about whether or not the Federal Reserve Bank has already lost control.

    “Max and Stacy discuss the tripling of the Chinese banking system and the last quarter’s sharp decline in the EU, Japan’s and America’s bank assets signaling ‘financial crisis’ on the horizon?

    Max continues his interview with Wolf Richter of about the bloodletting among retailers and how long before the bankruptcies begin?”

  2. Siobhan says:

    Stuart Nash, Labour MP for Napier should be stood down IMMEDIATELY.

    “Nash went on to suggest that a fellow inmate should scalp Smith.

    “Scalping is associated with American Indians but it was actually started by Europeans.

    “Perhaps someone in jail who isn’t too fond of monsters who destroy little boys[sic] lives by stealing their innocence in the worst way possible could reintroduce Mr Smith to the practise[sic].”

  3. CLEANGREEN says:

    Rt Hon Winston Peters

    Leader of New Zealand First

    Member of Parliament for Northland

    Leader’s message

    The prime minister has been crowing about having a supposed operating surplus of $1.14 billion for the last seven months to January despite that surplus being fictional.

    As the government was making the boast Lawrence Yule, Local Government New Zealand chairman, said there was an urgent need for $1.4 billion to build tourism infrastructure.

    New Zealand First has a list of names for his supposed ‘surplus’.

    We would call it a ‘bogus surplus’, a ‘spurious surplus’, a ‘fictional surplus,’ a ‘pull the wool over their eyes’ surplus.

    And predicting surpluses can be pointless. History has shown the government gets things wrong as was the case when Labour Finance Minister David Caygill forecast an $89 million surplus for 1990/91 and it was later found to be a $3.2 billion deficit.

    There’s no substance to Mr English’s ballyhooed surplus.

    You cannot have a legitimate surplus that relies, as the government’s does, on consumerism driven by mass population growth through immigration.

    How can you have a surplus when you make massive cuts elsewhere and everywhere?

    It’s easy to conjure up a bogus surplus if you have frozen the police budget since 2009 and taken a slasher to other sectors.

    National have slashed funding ($1.7 billion) to district health boards; to industry training ($15 billion) and to DoC ($424 million), just to name a few.

    At the same time they have allowed housing to run down to the point there is a chronic shortage of over 40,000 houses.

    Regions are crying out for funding to build roads but are having to wait. All the government can give them are promises.

    Look at Northland with the promises 10 bridges would be built and nothing has happened and what about the promises National have made for defence force spending worth billions of dollars?

    All National does is shuffle the figures around, cut this, cut that and they trumpet about a surplus.

    Bill English is talking of tax cuts but with a general election coming up it’s all just puffed up rhetoric.

    With an election approaching it looks and sounds good but they under-estimate the intelligence of New Zealanders.

    The true state of our society can be seen all around us and that tells a different story to Bill English’s surplus ‘spin.’

    The real situation is one of overcrowding – stress – pressure – largely stagnant incomes, a housing crisis and increasing levels of homelessness and child poverty, all of which are not helped by rampant immigration.

    Rt Hon Winston Peters

    Leader of New Zealand First

    Member of Parliament for Northland

  4. New evidence. I mean “new evidence” of a massive cover-up of the vessel MEA NZ. Please read -included hidden police files, and photographs, plus an extensive comprehensive study. Well researched.

    If you could do a guest post for me, I would really appreciate it.

    Kind Regards,

    Alexandra Moore