The Daily Blog Open Mic – 10th April 2022

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

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

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Is our public media safe from tinkering from rattled pollies.?
    Tom Frewen has been writing on Scoop on this issue for some time.
    His latest https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL2204/S00003/merger-charterchat-part-5.htm

    This from way back in Oz in PM Hawke’s time with pressure there on their ABC. They were doing a piece on a light-footed businessman Abeles, a refugee from Hungary with ambition and determination, good with deals and a nose for profit and charm apparently. (At one stage Brierley was involved, so birds of a feather!) Hawke was buddies with Abeles and tried surreptiously? to get the ABC off his neck.
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/always-a-pastime-aunty-bashing-20060805-gdo41x.html

  2. Transparency International should be advised of this. How much of this is going on in NZ; not the green country, or as in cabbage-looking, but the grubby country with examples from the way that government for the people is run – skewed, and we invite skewed people into the country. We’ll never be perfect, but trying hard to do better when we let them in. Government is weakening the very values they extol as being our inborn nature, we have goodness in our genes apparently. So they can take advantage of that and muddy it a bit.
    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU2204/S00160/guilty-plea-in-auckland-road-maintenance-case.htm

  3. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/in-depth/464959/first-interview-man-kept-as-slave-in-nz-speaks-out
    Do the police strip this employer of his criminally gotten gains? Or do they just pick on conventional gangs for confiscations? And why should we keep this man locked away at our expense for 11 years?

    See what Samoa could do with him at home – they could come up a plan where they could make him work in the fields in Samoa and be brow-beaten by other matai till he is really sorry. He might come right amongst his own people who he has shamed and the ordinary people treated shabbily, and he hasn’t maintained chiefly principles and dignity which is bad for the culture. Discuss this with the moral authorities and politicians and chiefs in Samoa, and pay them monthly if they agree. Leave enough money here for his family and enough assets left to provide a home and services unless they want to go back.

    • 3rd try at a reply (network connection interrupted):

      “Do the police strip this employer of his criminally gotten gains? Or do they just pick on conventional gangs for confiscations? And why should we keep this man locked away at our expense for 11 years?”
      No they don’t seem to. Worse still INZ and the Labour Expectorant really only recently started to take the whole thing seriously (past two or three years). Prior to that, the priority seems to have been concentrating on things like providing inspectors with things like stab proof vests and making themselves appear as though they were good chaps, rather than tackling the problem in any meaningful sort of way.
      Part of the problem (a big part) of course is that they’re part of the Munstry of Everything – a monolith that’s never been able to walk and chew gum at the same time.

  4. Oh! No! Those bloody greedy Mowrees! No. Not them. The other ones!

    Those balance sheet nepotistic dynasty legacy ariki!

    Whose wealth is it anyway post settlement?
    Does it belong to the claimant group, beneficiaries or, to a private company with a few elite peeps and cuzzies creaming it while talking to the beneficiaries about the future ….

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/128309935/making-waves-how-the-kermadec-sanctuary-is-about-to-send-rumblings-through-the-political-landscape

  5. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/465016/plunket-to-cut-parenting-programmes-due-to-lack-of-funding
    lunket will cut its parenting programmes because it cannot afford to keep running them.
    The parenting education classes for newborn to five years old have been going since 2004.
    The PEPE courses will finish at the end of June, resulting in the disestablishment of five permanent and 17 casual roles.
    A further 16 people will have their hours reduced….

    Peanuts spending. But perhaps to get benevolence we should take a special baby to a hilltop at dawn and sacrifice it to the Sun God! Or go to Wellington on Parliament Steps as an alternative venue. What should be done – I notice that Pepe courses is the name – is that Maoriwash and the babies and parents are to come under some new Maori funding. The name implies that any problems occurring in NZ relate to Maori. No way. The majority of youn NZ adults have problems coping with life since the economic changes of the 90s. NZ as a whole is out of shape and particularly need help as young adults bringing up children and trying to get some security and goodness in their lives.

    BRING BACK PLUNKET. It is needed. Politicians are not as you have proved over a number of decades. You have lost us our country by fraud in conjunction with Treasury and pocketed the pay-0off and bought houses with it I betcha. So pull finger, if that shiocks you it must prove something – at least we know you are still alive.

    NZ doesn’t care about people much any more. They stand on each other’s shoulders, organised by age and the old ones get first grabs and the younger ones are lucky to get anything. I think that NZ sucks and I was born and have lived here most of my life. I am okay but what about others. Do we only care about ourselves and family? We are looking to our government to perform up to the guarantee level but can’t find anyone to take responsibility for the needed repair, they are all sited offshore. Maybe we should call tenders overseas to run our country, ‘lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted’.

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