The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 11th May 2018

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17 Comments

  1. CLEANGREEN says:

    WTF are the authorities doing allowing this?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/103803081/waikato-tractor-driver-clocked-almost-200-hours-in-the-two-weeks-before-his-death

    An agricultural company was sentenced at the Huntly District Court after one of its workers died in a tractor crash …

    An agricultural company was sentenced at the Huntly District Court after one of its workers died in a tractor crash after clocking up a 17 hour work day (file photo).

    A North Waikato tractor driver was so tired after a 200 hour working fortnight he drove off the road to his death.

    The Micheal​ Vining Contracting Ltd worker clocked up 197.25 hours in the two weeks leading up to the crash.

    In October 2016, the driver was helping with harvesting operations on a farm in Pukekawa. He logged a 16.75 hour day before leaving the farm, taking a tractor home in preparation for the next day’s work.

    At 2.45am he crashed the tractor and died as a result of his injuries. The driver was also not wearing a seatbelt.

    A WorkSafe investigation found that fatigue was the most likely cause of the accident.

    The agricultural company was sentenced in the Huntly District Court.

    “Getting the job done is important, but not if the hours required to do it put workers at risk of injury or death,” WorkSafe Deputy General Manager, Investigations and Specialist Services, Simon Humphries, said in a statement.

    The company had a health and safety document prepared for them in January 2016, Humphries said.

    It identified fatigue as a high-rating hazard and outlined management steps including the monitoring of work hours and break times.

    “This document had not been reviewed or implemented. The warning was there and the company did nothing about it.

  2. Red Buzzard says:

    NOT the mainstream media:

    ‘Assad: Why talk to Trump if he doesn’t control the US?’

    https://www.rt.com/news/426342-trump-assad-deep-state-syria/

  3. Red Buzzard says:

    NOT the mainstream media:

    ‘Veteran CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Assaulted By Police While Protesting Nomination Of Gina Haspel’

    https://disobedientmedia.com/2018/05/veteran-cia-analyst-ray-mcgovern-assaulted-by-police-while-protesting-appointment-of-gina-haspel/

    aymcgovern.com

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_McGovern

  4. Marc says:

    Can you believe this crap?

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/05/kiwis-should-have-major-concerns-over-employment-bill-business-nz.html?ref=ves-nextauto

    “Kirk Hope plans to raise his concerns in a submission on Wednesday, telling The AM Show the Bill will allow “10 percent of the workforce to dictate pay and conditions for everybody else”.”

    Lets go collect donations for the ‘POOR’ employer and business person, unions ‘dictate’ to all other workers?!

    FFS, where do I live, is this the ‘real’ world?

  5. Marc says:

    Arms race madness, not just US, but Russia and China all in the game:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfxdzv_FWuw

    I expect a WW3 within five years.

  6. Marc says:

    Lieberman says:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjMFC5Ez1_0

    Another view:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBLUGavrX9A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX_wlkY2IX8

    It is going to happen, and the Syria civil war will be small fry compared to what is about to come:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAgtTGCKRNQ

  7. Marc says:

    Israel leads in this tech, massively:

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

    • Marc says:

      That is why nothing but hardware and a different approach can deal to this, you will not get enough cyberspace experts to deal to this challenge, you must destroy them from the basics and start, starve them of water, food and air and more, especially security. Israel is a modern day NAZI country.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eQBc_QPAxM

  8. Marc says:

    El Pueblo Unido Jamas Cera Vencido:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Doqe4fDgI8

    One of the best revolutionary songs ever.