The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 14th April 2018

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12 Comments

  1. CLEANGREEN says:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/103105617/more-stormy-weather-on-the-way-while-10000-aucklanders-still-without-power

    Will Aucklanders now believe that we actually do have a “climate change” issue to deal with?

    We note that Auckland resident and “champion PM” for solving “climate change” has left the country at present as we hear that “Jacinda is swanning around UK this weekend”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/103105617/more-stormy-weather-on-the-way-while-10000-aucklanders-still-without-power

    More stormy weather on the way while 10,000 Aucklanders still without power
    NICOLE LAWTON

    Last updated 10:04, April 14 2018

    MetService said an active front, positioned over the upper North Island, was producing a line of thunderstorms and heavy …
    MET SERVICE
    MetService said an active front, positioned over the upper North Island, was producing a line of thunderstorms and heavy bursts of rain on Saturday morning.

    More than 10,000 people are still without power in Auckland as persistent bad weather hinders restoration efforts.

    Further stormy conditions overnight Friday brought down more trees across the city, with some falling over power lines and cutting power to further residents.

    “That was expected, we know the storm on Tuesday would have weakened some trees that stayed up but were vulnerable,” a Vector spokesman said.

    Residents at a Bayswater home woke on Wednesday morning to a tree lodged in the side of their house.
    CHRIS SKELTON / STUFF
    Residents at a Bayswater home woke on Wednesday morning to a tree lodged in the side of their house.

    Fire and Emergency NZ said their Auckland crews had about 20-30 weather-related callouts in the wider Auckland region overnight on Friday.

    * Roofs off, trees, powerlines down as Auckland takes hit from southerly storm

    While most of those who had their power cut on Friday night had it restored by 8am on Saturday, the spokesman there was still about 10,000 people across the city who have not had power for three days.

    Hurricane-force gusts and heavy rain lashed the city on Tuesday night, bringing down hundreds of trees and leaving about 120,000 homes without power on Wednesday morning.

    Winds also tore roofs off houses. In one case a tree fell onto a car with a woman inside. Among the most spectacular casualties, a three storey building site collapsed in Hobsonville.

    A Vector spokesman said on Saturday morning they hoped to get the main “back bone” of their network fixed over the weekend.

    “We are hopeful that we are going to get the high voltage stuff done today, that’s going to leave us with the individual outages and hot water work to do as well, and that will take us into the middle of next week.”

    MetService
    8:30 AM – Apr 14, 2018

    MetService said a rainband hanging over Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula and northern Waikato meant conditions on Saturday were favourable for thunderstorms, downpours, flash flooding and slips.

    “Some of these thunderstorms could be severe, producing localised downpours of 20 to 35mm per hour,” said MetService.

    This was forecast to weaken in the afternoon or evening.

    – Stuff

  2. Red Buzzard says:

    NOT the mainstream media:

    ‘Watch: Former Head Of British Armed Forces In Iraq Tells Truth About Syria, Is Cut Off By Sky News’

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-13/watch-former-head-british-armed-forces-tells-truth-about-syria-cut-sky-news

    “While every politician in the world and their mainstream media lackeys are chomping at the bit to “unleash hell” on Assad and Syria, there are some that are willing to question the “Assad chemically attacked his own people and needs to be punished” narrative…

    ‘Russia Has “Irrefutable Evidence” UK Staged Syrian Chemical Attack’

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-13/russia-has-irrefutable-evidence-uk-staged-syrian-chemical-attack

    “As the blame game over the alleged chemical attack in Syria escalates ahead of what is expected to be an imminent, if contained, air strike campaign by the US, UK and/or France against Syria, on Friday morning, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow had “irrefutable evidence” that the attack – which allegedly killed more than 40 people in an April 7 chemical weapons strike on the former rebel outpost of Douma -was staged with the help of a foreign secret service.

    “We have irrefutable evidence that this was another staged event, and that the secret services of a certain state that is now at the forefront of a Russophobic campaign was involved in this staged event,” he said during a press conference according to AFP…

    ‘Is Trump Standing Down In Syria?’

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-13/trump-standing-down-syria

  3. Red Buzzard says:

    NOT the mainstream media:

    ‘Outrageous’: Ken Livingstone demands parliament vote on Syria military strikes (VIDEO)’

    https://www.rt.com/uk/424026-livingstone-syria-may-vote/

    …”Livingstone told RT’s Bill Dod that May should “absolutely not” act without parliamentary approval. “The last time Britain was considering getting involved in Syria there was a debate in parliament and parliament voted against it. That was very bad news for the then-prime minister [David] Cameron.

    “The idea that we should get into war in the Middle East without a vote in parliament being able to debate and make a decision is outrageous. There’s clearly been an attack. What isn’t clear is who did it… until we’re absolutely certain what the truth it, I think [acting] is completely unacceptable.”

    Livingstone’s comments come as research indicates that a meager 22 percent of Britons support UK airstrikes in Syria following the alleged chemical attack.”

  4. Marc says:

    Given we are fast moving to ever greater tensions between the US, its allies UK and France and Russia and some other allies on the other side, perhaps China joining in to the action at some stage, I recommend this book, of which I luckily obtained a copy many years ago:

    https://www.abebooks.com/9780474001055/Nuclear-Survival-Guide-New-Zealanders-0474001059/plp

  5. Marc says:

    Live Up NZ, the world will not end with Syrian missile strikes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPmptMmQFQE

  6. Marc says:

    This is authentic though, viva, from Chile:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8516-cDbWY

  7. Marc says:

    One of greatest songs in history:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KLNwPppKTM

    Maybe Trump, May et al will remember, if they are capable of.

  8. Marc says:

    Welcome to Hell was the message, it meant that:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yomwa-0K_84

  9. Marc says:

    Qalu Innaha Nasheed Jihad Nasheed:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI7Wv1wCfus