Media watch – Wednesday

18 October 2017

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  1. Blazer

     /  October 18, 2017

    the way…forward..

  2. sorethumb

     /  October 18, 2017

    Frank Salter: Advisor to One Nation Party
    Humanity is an evolved species whose behavior is shaped by factors ignored by the social sciences and by mainstream journalists. Culture and economics are important, but so are genes, brains, hormones, body language, reproductive strategies, life histories and human biodiversity. Human Nature News reports and interprets events from the perspective of human behavioral biology, presenting interviews with scientists and other observers.
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/human-nature-news/id1134512476?mt=2

  3. Corky

     /  October 18, 2017

    Here’s an interestinng case that I don’t really understand. What are the factors behind the decision to prosecute?

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11909283

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  October 18, 2017

      Yes, I saw that one, Corks. Maybe the other charges are the real issue and this was just thrown onto the boat as it was leaving too. I can’t see why he would be in custody otherwise.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  October 18, 2017

      Dunno. Like everyone else he is left to speculate with nothing much to go on.

  4. Corky

     /  October 18, 2017

    Government announcement tomorrow afternoon. God, the Pope and Winston willing.

    • An announcement today about an announcement tomorrow, with no idea exactly what it is about. Could be just the NZ First announcement about which party they choose to go with. It is unlikely to be the end of government formation, but it could be the beginning of the end.

  5. This doesn’t deserve a post so I’ll put it here.

    I presume someone has estimated a maximum range with what is known now, and Auckland may or may not be within range. But it’s hardly likely to be a target.

    • Gezza

       /  October 18, 2017

      Northland looks a bit vulnerable …

      • Yeah, maybe it’s safer not to go to Northland until Trump wipes North Korea off the map.

        • Gezza

           /  October 18, 2017

          Good plan. Might be best if nobody north of Taranaki says anything not nice about Jong Un until then, just to be on the safe side.

        • Corky

           /  October 18, 2017

          The sooner the better if you ask me, Pete. If war has to happen, best it’s under the auspices of a hawk president who will give his military carte blanche with what Trump calls ‘beautiful weapons.’ We don’t what a limp wristed President who’s changing his undies every five minutes in charge of such a situation.

          That said, resolving this problem will come with a huge cost of lives…and maybe Northlands banana crop.

        • NOEL

           /  October 18, 2017

          Nah that missile has a high failure rate and no proven guidance.
          http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-16/north-korea-missile-range-map/8880894

          • Gezza

             /  October 18, 2017

            Yes. It’s the no proven guidance that’s the worry. Still, probably hit Pyongyang, with a bit of luck, if that goes wonky after launch & someone presses Recall.