The Daily Blog Open Mic – 4th August 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.

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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. After listening to Grant Roberston speech on Luxon and Co I am glad he is the Labour Deputy leader however I find it sad that a country that was once world leading in womens rights denied him the opportunity to be our first gay PM. I believe he would have been fantastic in this role it seems we still have an awful lot of growing up to do in our country particularly in both gay rights and indigenous peoples quest for Tino Rangatiratanga.

  2. We sure have got a lot of growing up to do in this country. Considering that people who choose alternative lifestyles might be given advancement over others if they manage to register as nice people is not a rational and practical attitude.

    Also not taking important measures because of posssible impact on a ‘sensitive’ group is not practical. Reading about monkeypox perhaps affecting homosexuals shouldn’t stop us taking controlling measures to keep it under check.

    This news item is of interest particularly.
    The Ministry of Health said the risk of transmission was “considerably lower” than Covid-19 or measles, “given it requires very close contact”.
    It could be transmitted person-to-person by close contact with skin lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding, but was not likely to be a sexually transmitted infection.

    If MOH is wanting to mollify the homosexual community I don’t think it is justified as it seems to be willing to strike anyone even though –
    Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) have been disproportionately affected in the current global outbreak but anyone can be infected with monkeypox.

    And acronyms – now MSM doesn’t just mean mainstream media any more.

    This is interesting. One of the good practical things that are happening. Look for more – we need to have a reason to get out of bed sometimes!

    In some cases the Royal College of GPs has had reports of one GP to 3000 patients – something it describes as ‘not sustainable’.
    Health Minister Andrew Little this week announced some relief, including an increase in the number of GP trainees from 200 to 300 a year.
    But there’s another answer to help ease the primary care crisis – nurse practitioners.
    Their numbers are being boosted too, but who are they – and what can they do?

    Today on The Detail Jean Bell visits a nurse practitioner clinic in Auckland to talk to one of these specialist nurses who can do nearly as much as GPs do. They’re not doctors – and don’t pretend to be – but they are hugely experienced and can handle a wide range of issues.

    This is good. But they need support and interaction with GPs. We don’t want a health CTV situation where a practitioner in engineering was supposed to be working under the aegis of someone with experience but was left to carry too much on his own. And not to forget that the experienced one was on a wing and a prayer that his fake credentials wouldn’t be outed. That’s how I understand the situation. He’s out of NZ now I think to greener pastures so to speak.

    So let’s support our nurse practitioners properly. The ones I know are great at their job.

  4. The labour party throw the transport minister under the bus in the Auckland High Court and David Parker defends paying dead people the cost of ‘living’ payment and not poor people!
    I supppose the poor have a better chance of getting the cost of ‘living’ payment if they died!

    M.Woods gets run over by the Labour party bus!

    Parker quotes some Baxter for the poor and the dead!

    And the good news is! Jimmy Shaw wins again! Elected unapposed!

  5. I can’t see in this news item if there is a clear sign or signs at each carpark near Mt Taranaki/Egmont National Park to advise people the rules about pets in parks. These should be up and checked every week against the vandals that roam in emptier areas of the country. Use the money got off people who have been fined.

    If the authorities don’t want people to do something, tell them so. Just don’t expect the wilfully dumb to know that they aren’t supposed to take pets into National Parks.

    “There are 60 nearly 70 councils around New Zealand and they’re all grappling with whether the new products meet the building code or not – from my perspective that’s hopeless really.”
    Authoritative advice from the central regulator Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) was needed and the gib task force had shown it could be done, Kelly said.

    Practicality Rules OKay! Then Slide rules seem pretty okay too, handy for when we don’t have a computer nearby or behind an ear near our brain etc.

  7. Pull our benefits is now singing from a different song sheet (saying beneficiaries should get costs of living payment) after all the damage she did to her own people and our poor beneficiaries she is sickening.

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