The Daily Blog Open Mic – 2nd September 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.

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  1. So Auckland Council money managers managed to lose $90m in the sale of the Airport Shares!
    The price tanked then they sold the shares at a low price!

    Somebody’s head has to roll! $90m isnt chump change when you consider its nearly equal to, $15m short of the $105m that they cut from local boards budgets!

    Brownies lost out on this one? Oh well, maybe he’ll try to sell something else to make up for the shortfall?

  2. NZ/AO born and immigrants have mental health problems. Fact, or is it. Is this just a clinical way of saying that we are living in a society that is not happy or satisfying or straightforward with real opportunity to meet achievable, reasonable goals? Is ‘mental health’ just weasel words? Try calling it a impossible and nonsensical society that encourages depression and drugs such as alcohol and with no desire to make things better as there is Money-Profit in putting embrocations over daily wounds of woe or anguish.

    What to do in a failing society when every day you are pierced with tiny poisonous arrows >bad news, disappointment, dissatisfaction and unreasonable expectations of others, and of self.
    Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1. In the speech, Hamlet contemplates death and suicide, weighing the pain and unfairness of life against the alternative, which might be worse. Wikipedia
    “To be, or not to be? That is the question—
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
    And, by opposing, end them?”

    Shakespeare 1564-1616;
    – And so it goes… (Vonnegut 1922-2007)
    While I’m at it more pithy from above –

    * True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class
    is running the country.
    * I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without
    going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of
    things you can’t see from the center.
    * I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
    * We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.

    • Just being human is a mental health problem imo. My sources point to a lack of truly knowing ones’ self as a catalyst for persistent depression and anxiety. Has it increased over time or is it that it’s become acceptable to discuss? We’ve lost our personal power because we don’t truly know ourselves. Our divine nature, if you like. On the other hand though, I had family with very serious mental health issues requiring repeated hospitalisation, one permanently. Both initially triggered by trauma and abuse (with predispositions), one truly broken by drugs and then the forced medication eventually finished her off by age 52. Bipolar and Scitzophrenia, the latter being a particularly tragic degradation of a human spirit. What I don’t get is why Narcissists, Psychopaths etc aren’t classified as mental health sufferers. Is it because they’re behaviour is devious, while still able to function relatively speaking. Dunno. The human race is f.n nuts in a mad mad world!

      • Sinic I see why the pseudonym. We are all nuts – why isn’t unbridled capitalism regarded as off, very? A lot of our laws are built against making what we would do as part of a normal life, but on a lesser level, a matter of disdain or illegal. It depends which ruling power has the hold on general feelings and what is in it for an influential group in the public.

  3. Action in train is it Labour? Rational funding for rational infrastructure or vanity projects?

    Perhaps we could have puff powered shoes that skim across the ground as I can do in my dreams. Might be possible, an hour of pedalling at night while watching the internet and recharge the batteries?
    But for mass transport and for carting things that we need — trains. What about joining the transport group and making a bigger lobby?

  4. We have problems with AI on two fronts. Artificial Intelligence we hear about now, but for some time we have had Artificial Insemination. Perhaps the promotion and acceptance that has surrounded it was based on a lot of bull!

    Bring back the muscle say starry-eyed females – Jerseys are pretty with long black eyelashes so they wouldn’t miss out like what has happened to this poor bloke. Will Federated Farmers have a help system for farmers in this situation – insurance or something – emergency rations, or are they more about grazing at restaurants and bars around Central Wellington?
    “I am out of pocket by between $70,000 and $80,000 conservatively and the compensation of just on $4198 is like a kick in the pants. Others were offered much the same on a per cow basis.
    “At the end of the day, if there’s bad technicians out there, they shouldn’t be employing them because the farmer’s future actually lies in their hands when they are inseminating.”

    Le Heron said the total compensation sum of $4198.78 plus GST does not cover the loss of income from selling heifer calves, the number of empty cows and the lack of milk from 37 cows that did not calf in the first three weeks.
    “It all adds up, including extra money for doing vet work. If cows are late they will not cycle in the same time and we will probably have to do preventative work with vets coming in to help them start to have into heat.
    “Complications go right through, but it is not just this year there is a lag effect going into next year too.”…

    Le Heron said he would like to see the compensation policy change to protect farmers in the future.
    “They make massive profit, what is a million dollars out of their profit to keep farmers happy? We are a cooperative and we should be better looked after.

    Cretan historian speaking about NZs and particularly Maori on the island of Crete which the Germans had tried to conquer in WW2. They put up a great resistance and suffered much and set us an example of people holding onto their land and society through the long years.

    We have an attack on NZ that is slower and quieter but land and society are being decimated. The election won’t solve all the problems but we must watch that we keep up the resistance and our insistence to get rid of systems that keep our young prople poor and lacking hope.

    Apostolis said some researchers described the men of the 28th Māori Battalion and the Anzacs as a whole during the battle of Crete as ‘undefeated men in a defeated army.’…
    And what of the Cretans themselves? The end of the battle did not mean the end of resistance to German occupation as the tangata whenua fought back.
    This included the audacious abduction of German General Kreipe in 1944. As Apostolis Panigirakis says the Cretans are ‘a hard charging people’ who are very friendly, but ‘don’t mess with them’.

    “We’re extremely hospitable, extremely friendly but hard charging as well. Especially people in the local villages, I would say they have a flair to them but in a good manner.
    “So basically most of the time – actually always they have to be [some] of the most hospitable people you will ever meet, just don’t mess with them,” Apostolis said…

    A terrific book with a great story unfolding on every page about WW2 amd these unquenchable islanders. It’s as exciting as James Bond, and tells their health tips on how Cretans keep their spirit and bodies fit-as, and dance so well:
    ** Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall. Head down to your local bookshop but if you can’t, there are some copies on internet for about $30 –
    I’ve read it and reckon we need an example like this to keep us going as we drift into poverty, disease, homelessness, decimation of small NZ owned business supplying ourselves with needs. and a cloud of hopelessness. There is a lack in our country; I think we need more fibre in our diet!

    Now that is a vessel that Australia really needs. Not nuclear submarines. And they will send an expensive vessel through bad conditions with a human crew in harsh situation to rescue a human they value and uphold their standing in scientific and polite society.

    But let the people go from Manus Island – or wherever – oh no can do.
    (Has anyone noticed that Peter Dutton and Christopher Luxon look similar with their bald heads? Is this an example of man modelling the future AI android?)

    Latest on detainees and Manus/Nauru –
    Nauru remains Australia’s sole offshore processing centre, after the detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island was ruled unlawful and ordered to be shut down by that country’s supreme court, costing Australia $70m in compensation paid to those illegally detained.8 Āpe 2023 (Guess that Ape means April)
    Manus Island and Nauru: previously unseen testimony and AI imagery … › australia-news › apr › ma…

    What is happening with Manus Island?
    Manus Island to be transformed into Australia-PNG naval base
    Manus Island will be transformed from the home of a detention centre to a joint Papua New Guinea-Australian naval base under an agreement struck by the Prime Ministers of both countries today. date?
    Manus Island news headlines – 9News › refugee crisis

    Could Lombrum, PNG, be joint naval base
    The Australian Naval Institute › …
    australian naval base manus island from
    11 Tīhe 2021 — The largest island, Manus, possesses a vast deep-water anchorage in Seeadler Harbour, whose position gives it potential not only as an advanced …

    2022 ?


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