The Daily Blog Open Mic Saturday 22nd August 2015

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. First off.

    1: Im not religious
    2: I believe in the right to Protest and Counter Protest.
    3: I Like America.
    4: I have no idea if the TPPA will be good or not.

    So walking down the street in Nelson today, I heard a lone protestor screaming “The TPPA is awful” he looked really angry, his eyes were popping out his head, his fists were clenched, he looked like he wanted to punch someone.

    He then yelled “Jesus Hates the TPPA, even Jesus hates the TPPA”

    he walked straight past me, I said “Seriously even Jesus hates it?”

    He got in my face yelled rather loudly said “Yes, everybody hates it” and walked off.

    He is my friendly advice to future protesters.

    1: Just because your angry, that doesnt make you right.

    2: I can be turned around on any issue, if you provided facts/data/stats and are very analytical in how you present them.

    3: If you attend a lot of protests where you burn the American flag, I will believe that your more about political ideology than whether a certain law is good or not.

    4: Please dont scream in my face or poke your finger in my eye.

    5: You may believe if New Zealand was a socialist country, we will all be on seven figure salaries, I dont believe this.

    6: The people who make the most noise, don’t come across as Rhode Scholars or people I would trust with any economic law.

    7: Please know that there are people who are just as passionate about a issue and may be on the Opposite side of that issue.

    Again, I think you will get a lot further with your protests if you take this advice.

  2. Episode 799

    https://www.rt.com/shows/keiser-report/312899-episode-max-keiser-799/

    In this special episode of the Keiser Report from Chicago, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the $32 trillion in pointless trading each and every year, which results in bankers and brokers getting rich at the expense of churned chumps. In the second half, Max interviews Janet Tavakoli of Tavakoli Structured Finance about the latest use of derivatives to transfer wealth from the general fool public.

  3. John Key opines on his preferred choice of replacement flag:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/71307969/John-Key-Silver-fern-on-flag-would-represent-who-we-are

    It’s a tedious load of arse during which he claims he’s proud to serve his country… presumably by flogging off the family silver, hammering beneficiaries, helping to traumatize the hapless residents of Christchurch and attempting to sell our collective souls to multinational corporations. (All for 30 pieces of silver and an assured position as Uncle Sam’s rent boy.) Thanks for that, John, you disingenuous shit.

    At the bottom, Stuff swiftly informs us… ”comments are closed on this story”, or “Don’t let the dirty peasants say mean things about our friend, John.”

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