Media watch – Thursday

30 November 2017

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  1. Missy

     /  November 30, 2017

    Hahahahaha…..

  2. Trevors_elbow

     /  November 30, 2017

    Oooppps… the first real strike? Whos telling porkies?

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/11/shaw_lied_about_ghahraman.html

  3. High Flying Duck

     /  November 30, 2017

    McCully’s legacy continues to be one of embarrassment.

    Regarding McCully’s unilateral and sickeningly one sided resolution on the Israeli settlements he co-sponsored without cabinet approval:

    “A report from 24 international law experts has now said the resolution “fell short of an open, balanced, and thorough consideration of all the relevant factual and legal issues [which] resulted in legal findings that did not adequately take into account the legal, historical, political and military complexities of these territories and peoples”.”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11950266

    • Blazer

       /  December 1, 2017

      ‘“A report from 24 Jewish international law experts has now said the resolution “fell short of an open, balanced, and thorough consideration of all the relevant factual and legal issues [which] resulted in legal findings that did not adequately take into account the legal, historical, political and military complexities of these territories and peoples”.”

      about the only thing..McCully got…right.

  4. PartisanZ

     /  November 30, 2017
    • Trevors_elbow

       /  November 30, 2017

      Absolute bollocks….as a response to the title. And does he reference Arab and Turkish imperial colonial activities starting in the late 600’s onwards? If not why not?

      • PartisanZ

         /  November 30, 2017

        Because the Israeli’s don’t mention the Crusades …?

        • Trevors_elbow

           /  November 30, 2017

          Palestinians complaining is so 1970s…….its been decades of refusing to deal and threatening to kill all Jews…. and you support thst genocide position. Thanks for clarifying

          • PartisanZ

             /  November 30, 2017

            Honestly T_e, that is so pathetic. I coined a word for that, ‘Transumption’ – a transferred assumption. It’s a very commonly used Rightie technique, although I’d hardly call it skillful and certainly never accurate …. More self-revealing than anything else.

  5. PartisanZ

     /  November 30, 2017

    Something happened in America in the mid-70s … and somewhat later here in New Zeal Land …

    http://www.eoionline.org/blog/x-marks-the-spot-where-inequality-took-root-dig-here/

  6. High Flying Duck

     /  November 30, 2017

    I think we need a running list…

    Government forced backtrack of the day!

    Today, the exported water tax

    The new Government’s plans to introduce a royalty on exports of bottled water would breach trade agreements signed by New Zealand, a leading trade negotiator has told MPs.

    Among them is the China free trade agreement signed under a past Labour government as well as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the revised TPP.

    Labour and New Zealand First’s coalition agreement specifically includes a provision to “introduce a royalty on exports of bottled water.”

    Vangelis Vitalis, Foreign Affairs deputy secretary for the trade and economic group, said such payments would breach existing trade agreement.

    “We are not in a position to apply an export tax on water as a consequence of some of our existing free trade agreements,” he said while being questioned on CPTPP at the foreign affairs and defence select committee today.

    “The new agreement contains the same prohibition of export taxes,” he said.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11950475

    • PartisanZ

       /  November 30, 2017

      So who’s actually the government HFD?

      • High Flying Duck

         /  November 30, 2017

        Is that rhetorical?

        • PartisanZ

           /  November 30, 2017

          We appear to be governed by FTAs. The worst fears of the anti-TPPA crowd have already come true. No need for ‘disputes resolution processes’.

          Heck, there’s no room for disputes!

          • PartisanZ

             /  November 30, 2017

            As a way of saving public money – what you Righties often call “other people’s money” – New Zeal Land could maybe think about contracting out our entire government to a global or transnational corporation?

            We could give whole new meaning to the term “remote New Zealand”?