The Daily Blog Open Mic – 16th August 2023

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.

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  1. Plastic pollution, climate change. You gotta wonder about a species that organises itself to shit in its own nest.

    We make money if we keep producing mega tons of disposable crap and flood our oceans with it. If we stop, we won’t make money.

    We make money if we dig up fossil carbon and burn it. If we stop, we won’t make money.

    A tiny metaphor for the insanity of this system, is demonstrated by the lawn mover guy who destroyed a park.

    Why did you destroy the park?
    I make money mowing the lawn. If I stop I don’t make money.

  2. Good paras from Gordon Campbell at Scoop.
    Desperate times call for desperate measures — and Hipkins now appears to be trying to outbid National after Christopher Luxon announced plans for a $24 billion national road-building and public-transport programme. It remains a mystery why Hipkins thinks his proposed $45 billion new crossing for Auckland’s Waitemata harbour — involving two three-lane tunnels for vehicles and a 21km light-rail tunnel between Albany and the CBD — might be a vote winner.

    Labour has already shown itself to be inept at implementing major infrastructure projects, whether it is the KiwiBuild promise of 100,000 houses or constructing a light-rail line from Auckland’s CBD to Mt Roskill, which Ardern said in 2017 would be finished by 2021.

    As National’s transport spokesperson, Simeon Brown, pointed out, Labour has spent $140 million on consultants for that project so far yet still hasn’t even developed a business plan, let alone laid any track. Hipkins might as well have announced a mission to put the first woman on Mars for all the credibility Labour has in spruiking infrastructure projects.

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