Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Point of Order a week ago was serving up some commentary on the news that the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter will not shut down in 2024 — and could have a long-term future.
The question now is whether Meridian Energy, which supplies the bulk of Tiwai Point’s electricity from the big Manapouri station, will be willing to do so without a price hike. The last price negotiation was difficult, with Rio Tinto using the threat of closure to screw the price down.
If Shane really believed that he’d shut up about it so as not to deter the Nats rolling Luxon.
The Government to their credit managed to quieten the whole mess down for a while by disposing of Poto Williams who, although spectacularly useless, was really just a sacrificial lamb to get the heat off the Government over an issue they have been woefully found wanting on.
Chris Hipkins announced he would visit every police district in the country. We had the Police Association on telling us they liked Hipkins and he had read his briefing papers, so things were looking up.
Meantime the ram-raids, abuse, violence, and lawlessness rolled on given thugs aren't really interested in political appointments.
When Andrew Little has had to concede that just nine nurses have applied to come to New Zealand when he said look, there's thousands. We don't need to change anything around immediate residency because we've got thousands of nurses who want to come here - so far, just nine.
And when the office of the Auditor-General has delivered what the opposition calls a scathing indictment of the Three Water’s proposal. A damning analysis of the overlap of proposed governance structures, lack of access to information by the public to scrutinise the proposed water entities, a lack of performance measures and a lack of integration with other reforms and local planning.
People with dyslexia exist across genders, socioeconomic statuses, races, ethnicities, and intelligence levels. White Paper produced for the Government of California
About 10% of the world’s population have dyslexia
If 500,000 Kiwis had Monkeypox that would be big news in the mainstream media. How about the reality of half a million New Zealanders with dyslexia?
first major speech to the party faithful in his hometown, at Te Pae Convention Centre. And what a coup for Te Pae to have its world-class hosting credentials lustily on display, via the extensive media coverage of National’s big bash.
I’m sure it wasn’t deliberate, but what is it with Sir John Key “gate-crashing” the news agenda, on the same day his political protégé is gearing up for a set-piece speech?
Sir John’s excoriation of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan as “reckless, provocative and dangerous” will have been music to Beijing’s ears, but he also ran the risk of upstaging Luxon’s big moment.
died of a sudden medical event in New Zealand while running, and 12 thousand miles away, the 24 year old captain of a hurling team in Ireland collapsed mid game and died soon after.
The New Zealand school principal said:
The National Party’s weekend conference – the first with Luxon as leader – was relatively successful in breaking with the past and modernising. But there were still plenty of recycled policies on show.
Tuesday August 9, 2022
Māori electorates: National Party to stand candidate in Tāmaki Makaurau at election
The party would be standing a candidate in Tāmaki Makaurau and was open to stand others in Māori seats, Sylvia Wood told Morning Report.
Over the years National has held various positions on standing candidates in Māori seats.
Monday, August 8, 2022
In total there were 692 mass shootings in supermarkets and the like (defined as 4 or more victims).
Yet here’s the madness. Current polling shows only a tiny majority of Americans favour gun restrictions, albeit the trend is rising from 20% in favour three decades back. Ironically, but perhaps understandably, every fresh mass shooting, on average one every 4 days, sees a surge in gun sales with people viewing them as essential protection.
I’ve been trying to fathom one of life’s great modern mysteries.
They have taken two events they perceive to be major issues and tried to turn them into even more major issues.
One was the Te Puke post. Two, was the tax policy confusion. Neither are big deals; both are beltway only of interest to those obsessed with the Wellington political environment.
Our Covid-19 infection rate is declining, but the New Zealand Herald continues to stoke the fear factor.
They lead today with “Analysis: Covid-19 now one of NZ’s biggest killers” by ‘Science’ Reporter Jamie Morton. Statisticians are probably laughing into their coffee cups, and school teachers wondering whether to use it as an example of how to misuse statistics.
The Herald reports that Covid is causing 1 in 7 deaths (week ending July 17th). Their greatest fear is that we are becoming indifferent to the ‘dangers’.
Let’s fact check their figures:
In a nutshell, she has argued (anne-salmond-time-to-unteach-race?) that the Treaty document itself is not a “racial” document, but a blueprint for how “ordinary people” – be they native born, or hailing from other parts of the world – can rub along together in these islands without pissing each other off too much. By pointing out that the concept of “race” is absent from both the Maori and English texts of the Treaty, however, Salmond has thrown a very large and inconvenient cat among the “co-governance” and “partnership” pigeons.
Guy Hatchard: Detailed Investigation of Spike Protein Action Suggests Mechanisms for Adverse Effect GenerationLabels: Covid, Covid vaccination, Guy Hatchard
Some of the published papers involve complex investigation of physiological mechanisms with implications beyond the background of a lay person.
A paper published on 14 June 2022 in Cells journal examines lipid toxicity. Another paper published earlier on 3 May 2021 studied a possible effect of the spike protein causing excessive immunoreactivity of brain pericytes.
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Or the Ministry of Truth as it is being referred to on social media.
The appointment of Kidman suggests that Ardern’s Government is comfortable and even agrees with the prejudiced views that Kidman expresses.
So who exactly is Professor Joanna Kidman?
The fact that Peter Ridd has been proven right for his lone stance on the health of the Great Barrier Reef will go nowhere as compensation for the humiliation, lost employment opportunities and reputation suffered as a result of the pack attack led by his own scientific and academic peers.
I doubt that we will ever see a more damning episode involving a group of scientists so wedded to the IPCC mantra regarding the cause and effects of this cycle of climate change.