The Daily Blog Open Mic – 22nd June 2022

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


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, Qanon lunacy, climate deniers, anti-fluoride fanatics, anti-vaxxer lunatics, 5G conspiracy theories, the virus is a bioweapon, some weird bullshit about the UN taking over the world  and ANYONE that links to fucking infowar.


  1. Panuku, Auckland Council are having a $90m Fire Sale of ‘properties for disposal’. Excess to their requirements. Eg: properties including parks and reserves that are liabilities to their balance sheet. Or, a rich mate wants to buy it cheap!

    • Is there any let or hindrance on this outfit Tane – that the citizen could bring? Could a concerted group bring a Court case against them putting all into a state of hibernation. How can busiboys and girls frigging well sell us up like this. This is something that people tried on when settlers dirst came here and was stopped, ie one or two people tried to claim the whole of the South Island. Labour can’t have envisaged this surely, or perhaps they were drunk with something when they started carving up the polity as they threw off the capes of their Protectors of the Workers Democracy outfit!

  2. I can’t bear to study this at present but it looks like something to note.
    …New Zealand exports over NZ$1.1 billion in horticultural products to Continental Europe, making it one of our top export markets. The ‘chemical strategy’ for sustainability – part of the Farm to Fork strategy of the EU Green Deal – risks the loss of tools to manage pests and diseases and disregards the importance of affordable and healthy food for human survival.
    Europe will demand more regulation on all food as imported food must comply with the same environmental standards as food produced in Europe – meaning that countries must ‘mirror’ the EU’s standards.
    The Deal will affect our food exports, especially if crop protection products are banned from use on the continent, due to rules preventing the manufacture and export of some substances…

    On a brighter note, the recent Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom is a beacon of light for our primary industries, as all tariffs are incrementally removed from key export products. This is expected to boost New Zealand’s GDP by up to $1 billion….
    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, the European Commission, the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the G7 have all urged countries not to put up artificial barriers on food trade. A similar declaration could not be agreed at a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva in mid-June.

    During a global food crisis, with wheat prices 60 percent higher in June 2022 than they were in January 2021, there was pressure for the WTO to deliver a meaningful outcome on trade and food security. However, aside from emergency food security measures and food for humanitarian purposes, members were unable to agree on a work programme for future negotiations in agriculture due to longstanding differences.
    Even without the war, the countries the EU most wants to sign free trade agreements with —New Zealand, Australia, Canada and India —warned that the clauses in the deal could jeopardise those agreements.

  3. The direness of American democracy is indicated by their MSM shooting down the obvious nonsense from their Fascist Right endlessly, but never ever addressing where it came from — the lack of delivery for the people from Reagan on.

    If it’s a turn of the coin for me then why not my American second cousins?

    They expect to hold on to their democracy by privileged outrage. Nup.

    Nina Turner, Robt Reich and others speak true for my cousins.

  4. American MSM refuses absolutely, from their shareholders, to talk truth . It’s universal. The hell of America, via media projection on Facebook, is near. Whenever democratic ideals are posted their fascists come on insisting they believe them and we liberals are the devil threat. The last sign of a major threat to democracy.

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