The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 25th June 2019


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

Moderation rules are more lenient for this section, but try and play nicely.

EDITORS NOTE: – By the way, here’s a list of shit that will get your comment dumped. Sexist language, homophobic language, racist language, anti-muslim hate, transphobic language, Chemtrails, 9/11 truthers, climate deniers, anti-fluoride fanatics, anti-vaxxer lunatics and ANYONE that links to fucking infowar.


    • Debate Gosman?

      Not on this thread, not when there are other threads that have Winston demanding Key resign, another basically calling National climate deniers and a few others bagging National and Trump…now THOSE are the threads that the left want a ‘debate’ on!

      You should know that by now Gosman

    • Go on then. You pick a topic, you can decide when you want to start your history. You can even pick if you want to go pro or con. I only ask that research be kept to a minimum. Balls in your court.

      • How about a post about ‘poor banks’ getting a raw deal, by Gosman or spy agencies need ‘less accountability”?

        Personally I like the righter commentators posting unless it is out of control to stop people reading further, because you get to see the other side of the story… and don’t have to go to whale oil or the like to find out what the alternative view is!

        Granny since they have sold off all the content, seldom bother to cover whale oil events because they need a bit more slushy for that and probably only have 1 journalist (ahem) left so can’t be bothered searching for any local content, although I think Fran was apparently saying how great John Key is, again….vomit.

        • Well I don’t know which way Gosman would fall on John Key and bank reform but I could go either way. It doesn’t matter if we trade in sea Shell, gold crypto currency or fait. No one likes to get ripped off.

          The issue with New Zealand is GDP per capita has been under 2% growth and mostly under 1% growth for the past 10-20 years, which indicates that productivity isn’t even keeping pace with inflation. So we get shrink-flation where you pay the same price for a bag of chips for example that weighs less than it did 20 years ago. So producers are playing this 3 card Monty game again.

          This is important because New Zealand can not produce everything that is desired to run households from electronics to consumer goods and high end luxury items. New Zealand at a population of 4 million simply lacks enough hands to produce everything we desire. So we produce lots of milk and honey and exchange that for the stuff we need and want like medicines. And you need of functioning financial market to be able to set prices.

          Apart of having price stability is when you go to the shop to buy some milk that you can expect to pay $2.50 a litre only for the price to go up 50% one and fall 50% the next. That would just piss everyone off. We wouldn’t tolerate that from small business owners so why should we tolerate that from banking executives who can set there own remunerations rates 1000% up one day and quickly retract so it looks like nothing happened. Ripped off.

    • Not normally Gosman, as unlike the Standard, TDB has it’s ‘open mic’ version only visible for one day and with slower times to post comments.

      Therefore by the time a comment is up and noticed, then anyone replying is normally too late because it might take hours to post, then the next day the comment and any replies is gone.

      Therefore a lot of effort for posters but you fail to get much traction for the debate.

      I’d like to humbly suggest that open mic, is actually like the other posts and stays able to be viewed and tracked like other posts so that people can reply and debate the issues.

      That way it is more democratic, aka the commentators and readers can add their own view points on what they feel is on the topic news, or even more obscure local things that may not be picked up by the normal contributors who post their views on.

      Often the Standard seems to use their open mic, to create a posts from contributors based on if an open mic topic is worthy of further interest or has a lot of interest and debate around it.

      That way more topics can be explored and more up to date topics explored of people or topics that might not be in the mainstream.

      • Moderated discussions can not be classed as debate. In a debate one should only be interrupted by a time limit. That’s why I don’t get triggered by words as easily as some others on less important online message boards.

      • Debates are supposed to be a battle of ideas to fi d out the truth and discover new ideas. A debate with Gosman is a complete wast of time. He’s never been interested in new ideas.

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