The Daily Blog Open Mic – 5th June 2024


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

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  1. This from 3/6 TDB Openmic –
    The Chairman June 3, 2024 At 10:44 am
    The largely carless (no private ownership) notion that councils nationwide seem to be slowly adopting seems to have come from the WEF

    This from Scoop Jun.5/24:
    It’s true. The Wellington City Council wants to change the way we behave. It employs two staff members to change us. They are “Behaviour Change Specialists.” One of their responsibilities is to persuade more of us to ride bikes or walk or take a bus.
    And they are tasked with making us “enthusiastically embrace” these ways of moving.

    They are also required to design “behaviour change initiatives,” to evaluate them, and to project manage their delivery.
    And they are expected to carry out “the most impactful interventions….”

  2. Here is a story about someone trying to climb out of the NZ/AO beneficiary bash. Trying to manage on just enough or less.
    …She said she had been told by Work and Income there was a stand-down period for her benefit and she would have no income until that recommenced.

    Perry said she had asked Work and Income for assistance with the arrears but was told she could only receive four weeks’ rent in a lump sum if the tenancy was terminated…

    Once I was working on an orchard and had half an hour for lunch and to go to the toilet. I also had to phone Work and Income and had to wait to get on the phone. That’s the sort of thing that can result in not doing the right thing at the right time. It would be better now with a cellphone. But still it would have to be where there was reception, then it would have to be charged, then it would have to have money loaded on it. So possibly I would not have all these things. If the gummint wanted they could make things better for bennies but why bother, derision is the norm default.

  3. This about logic sounds like something we should study and think about. I start from a basis that if what we thought last century was so worthwhile and intelligent it would show in our actions and we would see ‘concrete’ proof of its worth. But we seem to be in a mess and going backward.
    Patrick Giraud is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland specialising in philosophical logic…”Very often people think they agree on the facts but they don’t realise that what they actually agree on is how the facts should be interpreted.”

    To start living a more logical life, we need to first learn to slow down and take more time to think things through before responding, Giraud says.
    “If you’re not rushing, you do things right … and the value of slowing down just makes you do better. And actually you gain a lot of time and value [more] what you’re doing.”

    Strengthening your own relationship with logic involves having the humility and courage to be wrong, revise our thinking and learn from other people, he says, including those we may not agree with….

    We can be excused surely for some confabulation but have the knowledge to enable us to draw the line, stop and think again. It does take effort and things are now fast-moving with something detrimental to stable rational and civilised society every day. Because of the problems and depredations of climate change which are growing and cannot be prevented, we can’t put it off for a leisured consideration or push it on to the next generation.


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