The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday – 12th September 2019


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  1. Wah, wah, why should NZ have to ‘support’ restaurants with unrealistic expectations and often poor wages and conditions for staff and can’t attract local people…. there used to be students who did cafe work but now if you look at what jobs students used to have… all gone because supermarkets, retail, and cafe’s expect to click their fingers and cheery pick foreigners to conveniently working there full time while on below full time wages in Auckland and taking up housing, who only work there, as this shows, because they want residency not because they want the job or are going to stay in the location!

    Once these workers get permanent residency they can quit the job and work somewhere else or go on the dole, so not exactly helping NZ grow past it’s low wage, service job trend… half the time the business owner is actually get residency too as an ‘entrenprenuer’, on the basis of the flawed restaurant model… it’s Ponzi on Ponzi, just like the import businesses with drugs on the side or the money laundering jobs…. that getting more criminals into NZ!

    If industry can’t attract local staff then that says a lot about the industry themselves!!! Maybe a little ‘side’ revenue from workers paying for jobs, which has been widely documented within the industry, not necessarily this restaurant, but apparently rampant now within NZ’s dysfunctional industries.

    Restaurant owner frustrated at Immigration NZ over staff visas

    P>S> Wonder what 8 years experience of Chef experience, full time with unsociable hours is paying in Devonport, one of the richest suburbs in Auckland???

    Possibly not what it should be, and the restaurants have to adapt to put the risk into the equation of hiring someone who still needs work visas to work and what can go wrong with that, instead of investing in a local who already has the paperwork to work there.

  2. Israel 8200 Epstein Feature
    How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare: Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, Orwellian “solutions” are set to be foisted on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent in the United States.
    by Whitney Webb “The Reagan administration was obsessed with the problems left behind by the 1970s’ disclosures of government lying about the Vietnam War and revelations about CIA abuses both in overthrowing democratically elected governments and spying on American dissidents. This so-called “Vietnam Syndrome” produced profound skepticism from regular American citizens as well as journalists and politicians when President Reagan tried to sell his plans for intervention in the civil wars then underway in Central America, Africa and elsewhere. While Reagan saw Central America as a “Soviet beachhead,” many Americans saw brutal Central American oligarchs and their bloody security forces slaughtering priests, nuns, labor activists, students, peasants and indigenous populations. Reagan and his advisers realized that they had to turn those perceptions around if they hoped to get sustained funding for the militaries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as well as for the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, the CIA-organized paramilitary force marauding around leftist-ruled Nicaragua. So, it became a high priority to reshape public perceptions to gain support for Reagan’s Central American military operations both inside those targeted countries and among Americans.”

  3. Government has zero biosecurity risk control and learnt nothing from the bacterial infection from PSA originated from China that decimated NZ kiwifruit…

    Concerns raised over arrival of ‘high-risk’ Chinese live export ship

    “The New Zealand High Court has found that the Ministry of Primary Industries was negligent in allowing the deadly Psa disease into the country in 2009, in what is being hailed as a “landmark decision.”

    The court also ruled that that MPI owed a duty of care to kiwifruit growers when carrying out its biosecurity functions, which Kiwifruit Claim chairman John Cameron described as “hugely significant for the kiwifruit industry and other primary industries.” ”

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