The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 15th December 2017


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

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  1. NOT the mainstream media…a spirited debate from both sides:

    ‘Media humiliated’

    “Trust in the mainstream media is at an all-time low. But no one should be surprised and the media has itself to blame. This sad state of affairs is a self-inflicted wound and actually a conscious business model. The media no longer has an interest in reporting news – media today propagates ideology.

    CrossTalking with Eric Alterman, Lionel, and Patrick Henningsen.”


    ‘FCC repeals ‘Net Neutrality’ rule despite widespread protests’


    ‘Don’t ‘throttle’ websites, defend net neutrality – Justin Trudeau has dig at US’

    …and to the rescue famous New Zealander Mr Dotcom: go Mr Dotcom!

    ‘Imagine! An ‘alternative internet’ not ‘completely in the hands of Facebook & Google’ ‘

    “A global network controlled by users, rather than being dominated by corporations like Google and Facebook will offer more security, privacy activist and software developer Dmytri Kleiner told RT, referring to Kim Dotcom’s notion of an “alternative internet.”
    The founder of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, who is wanted in America for alleged copyright violations, pledged this week to create an ‘alternative internet’ to defend online privacy and freedom.

    Telecom giants in the US are set for a significant victory if Washington goes ahead with its plan to repeal so-called ‘net neutrality’ rules, enacted to prevent internet service providers from potentially cornering parts of the digital market and charging extra fees.

    Meanwhile, global corporations like Google and Facebook are gathering ever-increasing troves of personal data from sometimes unwitting users. Just this week, Google was outed for secretly collecting location data from Android phone users, even after they turned off location settings and had no SIM card in their devices.

    So is there a way to escape from the increasing arbitrariness of the ‘regular internet’?…

  2. National lied every time after they quietly slapped on new taxes following an election, so why not Labour nopw?

    National quickly slapped on unannounced extra taxes, like GST (from 12.5% to 15%) and then they increased incremently over three years increased fuel taxes!!!!!!

    So we think Labour now must increase the RUC (road users charges) rate on HPMV (High produuctivity motor vehicles)

    Since these new higher weighted trucks are clearly responsible for the 45% increase in road maintainence costs incurred on the road users over the last three years .

    The Minister of Transport Phil Twyford confirmed that the road costs had increased over 45% in the last five years in Parliament this week.

    Lets go back to the ‘user pays model’ again.

    The rail will show better value even than they are now showing in the “new found National Party hidden report” on “the value of rail in NZ” produced for the NZTA in 2016.

    Study highlights rail’s value to New Zealand
    27 November 2017 9:09AM
    Rail is delivering up to $1.5 billion a year to New Zealand in hidden benefits, according to a study prepared as part of a joint KiwiRail/NZTA team looking at integrated transport planning.
    “That far exceeds what the taxpayer is spending on rail,” KiwiRail Chairman Trevor Janes says.

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