The Daily Blog Open Mic – 31st July 2023


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

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  1. I’ve thought of a simple informal brand for agencies doing the gummint’s work! (Taking the bi-cultural view of language ie not directing at any one ethnicity.)
    Our kaupapa : The Sneer and Steer Corpse.

    That no doubt sounds disillusioned – it is, based on my observation and reports I’ve noted.

  2. War Games or Practice Sessions – just keeping up skills eh. We are sening our firefighters internationally, for practice, skill gaining fighting the big ones. So why not send our soldiers and forces in general away to gain useful skills in fighting – people and places. I think this i the line of thought. The Greens are concerned, maybe some other NZ/AO Party will express worry also?

    Oh yeah where will this magic money come from? How about charging people the proper, reasonable, justifiable tax on the money they make from operating in the NZ economy? We provide the matrix that they plug into, whatever they are doing; they don’t make their dough out of nowhere.

    I like this definition of ‘matrix’ on google – is it a good one for NZ/AO generally?
    a mass of fine-grained rock in which gems, crystals, or fossils are embedded.

    One person is in a critical condition after an electric scooter exploded while the battery was being charged in a Wellington apartment.
    Crews were called to the explosion on Tory Street at about 5.30pm on Saturday.
    The injured person was taken to hospital.

    Fire and Emergency NZ Incident Controller Mike Dombroski is urging people only to use chargers that are supplied with the device being used, and not to leave them charging for long periods.

    The EV machines are the TINA approach for modern transport. Although they will be problematic for users and continue the complexity of modern life they are being pushed as the way to go. Riding cycles and getting special lanes for that was one thing – people power. But if EV bikes or fast motorised types are available, the pedal cyclist is going to be menaced by them as well.

    But the young assured probably middle class children such as Aurora Garner-Randolph, 17, have achieved a head of steam and are pushing their ideas including that ebikes are an unarguable good and the authorities are listening. That is strange when so often the authorities can be peculiarly deaf and unconcerned about really important people matters.

    Christchurch City Council backs School Strike 4 Climate … - › …Whakamāoritia tēnei whārangi
    18 May Garner-Randolph the press from
    SS4C Ōtautahi organiser Aurora Garner-Randolph, 17, said she was “pleasantly surprised” to hear the council would back them, saying cycling …
    SS4C Ōtautahi organiser Aurora Garner-Randolph, 17, said she was “pleasantly surprised” to hear the council would back them, saying cycling in Christchurch was typically associated with “manufactured controversy”.
    “Considering it’s common sense policy I won’t give them too much credit,” she said….

    Templeton said the scheme made sense when considering the success of the EV subsidy and all the investment council had put into its cycleways.
    “It’s fantastic to have such support from councillors for the proposal,” she said.
    “Christchurch has this growing network of safe cycleways, there is an increasing number of people using them just to get around, for transport.”
    She said research showed even if a household kept a car for grocery shopping or family trips, having an ebike reduced the overall number of car journeys made.

    Which reminds me of old saying about how wisdom grows; a well known quote about youth and wisdom is attributed to Mark Twain – Quote Investigator says not so. But it has the sound of his calm nonchalance, pithy and laconic.
    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

    Life being made more complex. We wouldn’t have the amount of stuff to throw if we hadn’t been turned into mindless consumers for others benefit. If we all lived simply, wearing things out before throwing them away the economy would collapse. Sick politics, sick economics, sick uncivil gummint, sick society. (Recently told. Baby clothes with a mark on them can’t be op-shopped. Pride requires to buy new. Reasonable management has clothes for ‘best’, and the rest at clean, everyday level.)

  6. Now there are reports that we really really need to act now to prevent orange roughy going near extinct, we will really get going on the camera surveillance on fishing boats.
    My God, like the cod in the north near Europe.    She’ll be right here has been the slogan, or slowgan!

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