The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday – 8th December 2019

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  1. ‘If you saw her body, you will never sleep again’: despair as India rape crisis grows
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/06/i-dont-see-anything-changing-despair-india-rape-crisis-grows

    Great (sarcasm) to see no risk control when the NZ immigration encourage anybody from India to live in NZ (for a fee). No interest in why India is such a dangerous place to be a woman (men’s attitudes to woman) and the problems of sexual violence, are apparently getting worse in India, not better.

    Convictions for sexual violence is not a problem in NZ, our government wants rapists to stay or even if they don’t, our pathetic deportation laws put rapists rights, before victims and society!

    Rapist wins case to be allowed to stay in NZ
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/327784/rapist-wins-case-to-be-allowed-to-stay-in-nz

    New Zealand: Indian Rapist Not Deported Because Life In India ‘Would Be Too Hard’
    https://www.prisonplanet.com/new-zealand-indian-rapist-not-deported-because-life-in-india-would-be-too-hard.html

    Indian rapist Tajinder Paul Singh allowed to stay in NZ
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/03/indian-rapist-tajinder-paul-singh-allowed-to-stay-in-nz.html

    NZ has huge tolerance for sexual violence, you are unlikely to be deported no matter where you come from!

    Child abuser wins right to stay in New Zealand for humanitarian reasons

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/84891031/child-abuser-wins-right-to-stay-in-new-zealand-for-humanitarian-reasons

    Child abuse dad avoids deportation on humanitarian grounds to stay with family

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76059417/

    Refugee considered dangerous enough to deport could soon be back on the streets
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/98686201/refugee-considered-dangerous-enough-to-deport-could-soon-be-back-on-the-streets

    I guess unlike Australia, NZ welcomes criminals here who commit sexual crimes against woman while they are resident here.

    • We didn’t hear much about this on mainstream media, of course. The police are all too willing to mount their high horse to tell NZers how to live their lives (including saturating television with mindless police-themed reality shows; with advertisements on how to drive slow while police pursuits continue to kill; and with comedies using actors from the early childhood sector moonlighting as comedians pushing propaganda for police). The cover for this bottom-feeeding cop (I can’t be bothered looking up his name, he just ain’t worth it) was astounding. The cops did nothing for a couple of years while he accessed the personal data of NZers 20000 times! One privacy breach through unlawful access is enough to warrant serious misconduct (it would certainly get people like the privacy commissioner and the media hysterical if it happened in the civilian sphere). You know, a rookie cop might look up an address of a friend he hasn’t seen in years, or possibly some LOVEINT search in a more pervy creepy example. This fucking guy looked up the police database 20000 times with the intention of selling the information to gangs! And he gets 2 years? WTF, he is intentionally placing the NZ public in harm’s way. Recently there was a guy (who is tangata whenua) who fished a few dozen trout illegally who was sent to jail for half this cops sentence. Judge Phillippa Cunningham (who I will name) described the cop’s actions as a “one-off assistance to an old friend” and that the dirty cop should be kept separated from the prison population. His lawyer Marie Dyberg (75), the serial apologist/house flipper who makes a killing out of representing the worst NZ has to offer, called the cops offending “a fall from grace” but that he “did not become a criminal”. Wtf are these people on about?

      Give cops like this guy more surveillance powers and the right to bare arms on the street? Fuck off.

  2. From the horse’s mouth:
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/06/greta-thunberg-says-school-strikes-have-achieved-nothing

    So where are you NZ climate strikers, why is there no more action, or are you waiting for the last official school day to take to the streets again, just to extend your holiday by one day?

    Maybe the striking students in NZ Inc realised their parents took them to school and their strikes in nice airconditioned, fossil fuel powered SUVs?

    Every day I see people drive as if nothing else is happening, drive, drive, burn and pollute, while we are already having heat here that would not usually come prior to Xmas or January.

    People are hopeless, maybe they realise the economy will collapse if they would take the needed action to stop further global warming. Also will the economies of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and a few other countries collapse, should we take action now.

    Cowards galore, digging their heads deep into the sand, while OMV is continuing oil and gas exploration around NZ.

  3. We are loosing oxygen in our oceans now so what’s next?

    Yes this article is another telling sign too.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/07/oceans-losing-oxygen-at-unprecedented-rate-experts-warn

    Quote ;

    “Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, as a result of the climate emergency and intensive farming, experts have warned.

    Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish species were at particular risk, scientists said, with many vital ecosystems in danger of collapse.

    Dead zones – where oxygen is effectively absent – have quadrupled in extent in the last half-century, and there are also at least 700 areas where oxygen is at dangerously low levels, up from 45 when research was undertaken in the 1960s.”

  4. CEAC – Press release for Monday 9th December for providing the Government with advice.

    Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre Incorporated (CEAC) Est’ 2001.
    PO Box 474. Napier. Email; clean.air@xtra.co.nz
    Protecting our environment & health.
    In association with other Community Groups, NHTCF and all Government Agencies since 2001.
    • Health and wellbeing.
    • East Coast Transport Project.

    “CEAC – How to stop destructive loss of ocean oxygen?

    Monday 9th December 2019.

    Press Release: Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

    Subject; How to stop destructive loss of ocean oxygen?

    Consider;
    The shock of an alarming release of the report at the Climate Change conference in Madrid COPs 25 yesterday on the discovery loss of widespread ocean oxygen is another watershed moment that must be recognised as dire for our future survival.

    Quote;
    “Oceans losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, experts warn of the loss of ocean oxygen at-unprecedented-rate”
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/07/oceans-losing-oxygen-at-unprecedented-rate-experts-warn

    Quote ;

    “Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, as a result of the climate emergency and intensive farming, experts have warned.
    Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish species were at particular risk, scientists said, with many vital ecosystems in danger of collapse. Dead zones – where oxygen is effectively absent – have quadrupled in extent in the last half-century, and there are also at least 700 areas where oxygen is at dangerously low levels, up from 45 when research was undertaken in the 1960s.”

    Losing-oxygen-at-unprecedented-rate-experts-warn Oxygen Level Decrease in Air from Climate Change

    A scientist Paul Beckwith University of Ottawa already has a study about this issue in a discussion you tube presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ynqsRQcoM

    Paul Beckworth states; “Combustion of fossil fuels causes oxygen to decrease in the atmosphere/ocean system.
    As does deforestation, exponential population growth and phytoplankton loss in the oceans from warming stratification limiting nutrients at the surface.
    It is often said that the oxygen in every second breath you take is produced by photo plankton, that are the true lungs of the planet. I discuss the extend of the oxygen decrease, which is more than you want to know.”

    We know already that micro-plastics are detected in our oceans and even deposited in ice packs and alpine snow in many areas of the globe now.

    So where could some of the “micro-plastics” come from?

    Now a German scientific study has traced the micro-plastics to tyre ‘particulates’ from vehicles, so we are now part of the problem apparently.

    Tyres are used in every corner of the globe now, and we have never considered tyre dust to be a threat and a potential pollutant to our environment, have we?

    Tyres are made from oil ‘distillate’ products like styrene ,polyethene, nylon, butadiene and many others including formaldehyde, – so we should not be surprised at the sheer problems these “micro-plastics may be causing to our environment now and all living organisms.

    So could we find ‘cleaner less toxic materials’ from which to make those tyres from?

    We studied this problem and discovered that in 2001 three large international tyre companies came together to fund a study to produce a ‘prototype tyre’ that contained far less toxic chemicals than tyres are currently made from, which consisted of wood, grass and corn derivatives which may be a part solution to our reduction and less use toxic petroleum waste products and those companies are Bridgestone, Michelin, and Yulex Corporation specifically.

    From sustainable feed‐stocks to finished products. at wileyonlinelibrary.com

    On the product application font, Bridgestone has recently launched Ecopia EP001S tyre with an A/A rating for wet grip as well as fuel economy in Europe and Japan.

    144 Optimized top tread compound with maximum resistance toward aquaplaning and increased stiffness of the tread blocks has led to such improved tyre performance.

    In 2012, Michelin had launched the MICHELIN ENERGY E‐V tyre for electric cars to increase their autonomy, which improves fuel economy and hence contributes toward sustainability.

    145 Bridgestone has very recently developed tyre, which is made of 100% Guayule rubber. The company has also set an ambitious target of producing its entire tyre portfolio from sustainable materials.

    146 Recently, Yulex Corporation has launched Yulex Pure, a guayule rubber that meets the requisite critical performance standards for many medical, industrial, and consumer applications and surpasses the performance standards of many synthetic lattices.

    147 The company is using advanced genomic technologies for commercial production. These are a few instances, which reflect the urge and motivation of various companies toward sustainability.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/app.45701
    Perhaps now NZ could become a world leader by finally producing the first ‘new commercially available ‘eco-friendly vehicle tyre composition’ since it has been science tested but yet to go into production here?

    ‘Eco-friendly vehicle tyre composition’ has been on the scientific horizon and has been known since 2001, – so why is it not in widespread use by now?

    Perhaps ‘Big Oil’ felt it would damage their financial status after an oil free component vehicle tyre may be popular as they can be made of grass, trees, corn, and perhaps no petrochemicals may be needed to build the first “Eco-tyre?
    (QUOTE) “According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association, each tire produced takes 7 gallons of oil”

    These two documents provide the evidence to show about “road dust from tyres is an overlooked pollutant of our waterways.
    Tyre dust is micro-plastics.
    https://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/277na4_en.pdf
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es400871j
    • If the world is to limit the effects of global warming, drastic changes must be made and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/ Executive Summary.

    • All must be taken seriously now along with; “Comparison of Tire and Road Wear Particle Concentrations in Sediment for Watersheds in France, Japan, and the United States by Quantitative Pyrolysis GC/MS Analysis” report on sediments for watersheds.
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es400871j
    QUOTE: “Comparison of Tire and Road Wear Particle Concentrations in Sediment for Watersheds in France, Japan, and the United States by Quantitative Pyrolysis GC/MS Analysis

    Abstract
    Impacts of surface runoff to aquatic species are an ongoing area of concern. Tire and road wear particles (TRWP) are a constituent of runoff, and determining accurate TRWP concentrations in sediment is necessary in order to evaluate the likelihood that these particles present a risk to the aquatic environment. TRWP consist of approximately equal mass fractions of tire tread rubber and road surface mineral encrustations. Sampling was completed in the Seine (France), Chesapeake (U.S.), and Yodo-Lake Biwa (Japan) watersheds to quantify TRWP in the surficial sediment of watersheds characterized by a wide diversity of population densities and land uses. By using a novel quantitative pyrolysis-GC/MS analysis for rubber polymer, we detected TRWP in 97% of the 149 sediment samples collected.

    Plastic carpeting?

    When we looked into the humble household carpet for any emissions of “micro- plastic particulates we were again shocked that 95% of the standard carpeting today is made from oil based derivatives again such as ‘Nylon 6’ and it’s many volatile organic chemical components. https://circulareconomy.europa.eu/platform/sites/default/files/knowledge_-_toxics_in_carpets_eu_review_anthesis_final_study.pdf

    What Toxic Substances are Present in Carpets according to the EU.
    Plasticisers:
    Phthalates.
    Alkyphenol
    Ethoxylates:
    Nonylphenols (NPs)
    Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEOs
    Biocides:
    Antimicrobials
    Flame Retardants
    Stain Repellents: Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS
    Heavy Metals & Metal Compounds
    Dyes and Pigments.
    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
    Other VOCs – “New Carpet Smell”.
    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).
    Styrene Butadiene Rubber Latex (SBR Latex)
    Polyurethane

    This potentially toxic combination used in carpeting was only produced since woollen carpeting was less aggressively marketed as a floor covering for insulation during the 1970’s although the performance of insulation using wool was three times more thermally efficient than ‘Nylon 6’ plastic acrylic carpeting insulation is.

    Now any nylon carpeting dust is linked to many health concerns, and is regarded as a human toxic exposure if the dust particles and VOC gasses released are breathed into the lungs and consumed in food consumed. The nylon dust from walking and wear will become a ‘micro-plastic’ when we are walking outside and removed from our shoes then washed down drains by rain. Did we ever think of this?

    Then we have now according to this UN press release below;
    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1912/S00017/decade-ending-2019-likely-to-be-hottest-on-record.htm
    Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:34 am
    Press Release: UN News
    “Exceptional global heat driven by greenhouse gas emissions mean this decade will most likely go down as the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which released its provisional statement on the State of the Global Climate on Tuesday.”

    So if our every day use of plastics in ‘every walk of life’ is not checked for ‘micro-plastics’ then we are part of today’s problems that are causing climate change.

    Big question is; – ‘How to firstly stop destructive loss of ocean oxygen’?

    We have always advocated to Government for our transport to return using rail as our prime mover ‘of people and freight’ around our country.

    With rail we have no transport tyre ‘micro-plastic’ emissions, as micro-plastics are seen as the worst enemy causing climate change in the articles above.

    So less ‘transport micro-plastic dust’ is considered as a major plus – and only ‘steel wheels on a steel track’ will do the job to deal with Climate change, so if we lower the micro-plastics emissions in our environment we will make our lives healthy again then.

    End.

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