The Daily Blog Open Mic – 15th January 2024


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.

All in all, TDB gives punters a very, very, very wide space to comment in but we won’t bother with out right lies or gleeful malice. We leave that to the Herald comment section.

EDITORS NOTE: – By the way, here’s a list of shit that will get your comment dumped. Sexist abuse, homophobic abuse, racist abuse, anti-muslim abuse, transphobic abuse, 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. Music, Us; Being and Thought.

    For Einstein, it was the notion that the architectural and formal beauty he found in music could inform the inspiration and design of his scientific theories. Music inspired and guided him; it stimulated parts of his brain that could not be accessed through sitting at his desk.16 Aug 2018
    Good Vibrations: The role of music in Einstein’s thinking – ABC
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation › listen › classic › features › good…
    Us and Einstein.

    “We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.” Albert Einstein Quotes
    (Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist and the most famous scientist in human history. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics, alongside quantum mechanics. He is perhaps best known in popular culture for his mass/energy equivalence formula E=mc2.)

    Maybe we have been following the wrong ‘scientist’ pushing an uncertain formula. Isn’t it time we stopped accepting our role as laboratory rats for those who take what they want and then embark on a craft aimed somewhere else, even at the inhospitable stars? Because that’s where we are, you other sleepy dormouses.
    (The Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland, an explanation: The Dormouse has a very small role, as he is constantly falling asleep. Yet his role is useful in emphasizing the bad behavior of the other two hosts, and reflecting Alice’s frustration and helplessness in dealing with them. › explanation › what-role)

  2. 2024
    Work was already stopped on the multi-billion dollar project in November…
    “Auckland Light Rail would have cost taxpayers $15 billion, with advice showing the cost could increase to $29.2 billion,” said Brown.
    “The previous government committed to building light rail to Mt Roskill within four years of being elected. After six years and over $228 million spent on the project, not a single metre of track has been delivered and congestion has only worsened in the city.

    2022 background

    A giant balls-up which only underlines that our present advanced system of government and clever administration has actually got its gear lever stuck up its bum and is going backwards fast. Simpsons you were seers. Were you part of admin university courses learning material?
    As the passengers disembark, Marge narrates that the monorail was the last folly the people of Springfield embarked upon, except for a skyscraper made of popsicle sticks, a 50-foot magnifying glass, and an escalator to nowhere.

  3. How low can we go before citizens of ethical and practical commitment can get hold of the reins?
    Two workers from R and L Drainage were on a job at a Te Kuiti farm in Waikato in early 2021 when the wall of a trench they were excavating gave way and engulfed one of them.
    The worker had only the top of his head visible and the coworkers had to use his hands and a spade to dig him free.
    “The rescuer initially used his hands to clear the dirt away so the victim could breathe, and then used a spade until he could pull him out,” a WorkSafe investigation found.
    The victim suffered a collapsed lung, a broken ribcage, sternum, and collarbone, and now lives with PTSD.
    WorkSafe said the safety on the site was at an extremely poor standard, and that the incident was “preventable”

    While people working on walls have to have fall cushions under them I think even I know that trenches collapse and why aren’t there heavy plastic preformed flats that go in where men are working to prevent this type of thing?

    Some sprite should unscrew the bolts on Worksafe’s office chairs so they collapse and the person using falls and breaks their hip; they need to lose some skin in their game!

  4. Amnesty International gives the despairing person an opportunity to hold up a shield on behalf of those who are being attacked by the militant and mercenary.
    Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is launching the annual human rights letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights.
    Write for Rights is a global campaign run by Amnesty International teams around the world. Every year, supporters come together to write letters of solidarity to people whose rights have been restricted or denied, and to call on the people in power who are accountable for these violations….

  5. I expect you to confront Trotter. His silliness can be shot down with grape-shot. He doesn’t really believe his Right path after his glorious history.

    • Sumsuch you are confronting Trotter oftentimes. If you make a good argument, coming from old Labour I think, then probably he will reply. And then the levels of understanding of both brains, and those of readers, will be elevated.


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