The Daily Blog Open Mic – 1st December 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.

The Editor doesn’t moderate this blog,  3 volunteers do, they are very lenient to provide you a free speech space but if it’s just deranged abuse or putting words in bloggers mouths to have a pointless argument, we don’t bother publishing.

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. I wonder why? Message from local cinema about the current British Film Festival.
    Unfortunately, we have had to cancel REBEL DYKES from our British Film Festival schedule BUT we still have 14 of the best old and new British Films running until the 11th of December!

  2. How come we are so concerned about being fair to this mentally unbalanced person (I think male). Are most arsonists and such male?) Every time I feel strongly or get in a pet, I do something, swear, bang a door, throw a pillow, jump up and down, throw something usually unbreakable, I have been known to cry for short periods – a useful release when there is anger and sorrow together.. I recommend a course on diversion of anger along these lines.
    We cannot afford individuals causing this level of damage to our weakened societal structures. Three strikes would be useful here set at a certain level of seriousness not just on a jail term level – then a prison farm if appropriate, for life.
    There was one act of sabotage that caused a fire, and the total cost of repairs was likely to exceed $1.25 million.

  3. Too much rain, devastating floods; too much wealth beyond what an individual would once expect, we will get floods of coercive human altering, society-changing destructive hegemony.
    Elon Musk says a wireless device developed by his brain chip company Neuralink is expected to begin human clinical trials in six months.
    The company is developing brain chip interfaces that it says could enable disabled patients to move and communicate again.
    Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Austin, Texas, Neuralink has in recent years been conducting tests on animals as it seeks US regulatory approval to begin clinical trials in people…

    Neuralink’s last public presentation, more than a year ago, involved a monkey with a brain chip that played a computer game by thinking alone.

    One hand, One heart used to be a tender love song from West Side Story but the words can fit a different scenario.
    Make of our hands, one hand
    Make of our hearts, one heart
    Make of our vows, one last vow
    Even death won’t part us now

    Make of our lives, one life
    Day after day, one life
    Now it begins, now it starts
    One hand, one heart
    Only death will part us now

    Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

  4. Julian Assange is still waiting but maybe things are happening.
    It is not a source of innocent merriment as sung in The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan. But I think most of us agree that the punishment does not fit the crime, if so it be.

    Australia is moving to assist Assange, along with others speaking for him about the case.
    Had the editors bothered to follow daily trial proceedings of the extradition case in 2020, they would have noted that the Guardian’s own journalists muddied matters by publishing the key to the encrypted files in a book on WikiLeaks. A mortified Assange warned the State Department of this fact. Cryptome duly uploaded the cables before WikiLeaks did. The computer intrusion charge also withers before scrutiny, given that Chelsea Manning already had prior authorisation to access military servers without the need to hack the system.

    But on this occasion, the publishers and editors were clear. “Cablegate”, with its 251,000 State Department cables, “disclosed corruption, diplomatic scandals and spy affairs on an international scale.” They had “come together now to express [their] grave concerns about the continued prosecution of Julian Assange for obtaining and publishing classified materials.”

    Very mindful of their own circumstances, the media outlets expressed their grave concerns about the use of the Espionage Act “which has never been used to prosecute a publisher or broadcaster.” Such an indictment set “a dangerous precedent, and threatens to undermine America’s First Amendment and the freedom of the press.”

    The same day of the letter’s publication, Brazil’s President-elect Lula da Silva also added his voice to the encouraging chorus. He did so on the occasion of meeting the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Farrell, an associate of the organisation, and expressed wishes that “Assange will be freed from his unjust imprisonment.”

    The stage was now set for Albanese to make his intervention. In addressing parliament on November 30 in response to a question from independent MP Monique Ryan, Albanese publicly revealed that he had, in fact, been lobbying the Biden administration for a cessation of proceedings against Assange. “I have raised this personally with the representatives of the US government.”

    • If PM Albanese could get Julian A back to Oz to serve a reasonable length sentence that might be shortened for good behaviour that would be great. Remember France blowing up a peace-preaching ship docked in NZ in peacetime. An act of violent terrorism. After clever policing and help from citizens the French government terrorists were found and arrested in NZ and ended up after some parleying on an island in the Pacific under French control, and their misdemeanours magically forgiven after a cooling-off period, quite short, they went off to live their lives.

      If Australia has similar fortitude to France, and cares about its own, Ozy will gather themselves together and move to give Assange Oz confinement.

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