Media watch – Thursday

30 August 2018

MediaWatch

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    • Blazer

       /  August 30, 2018

      what does ‘may’…mean?

      • High Flying Duck

         /  August 30, 2018

        It means she does not qualify for entry, what with being a traitor and crook and with trying to profit from the criminal activities she engaged in. She would need to be given an exemption to be able to enter the country, which is unlikely to be given, but still potentially on the table.

        Puts the whole wailing and gnashing of teeth over “free speech hypocrite” calls against National into perspective.

      • Corky

         /  August 30, 2018

        It means the same as ” looks like ” . It does not mean: Chelsea Manning has been barred from entering Australia.

  1. PDB

     /  August 30, 2018

    Soon they’ll be informing us that gang members commit more crimes than the general population….the below article then goes into ‘poor gang member’ territory;

    “A study by the University of Otago has found Mongrel Mob members have three times higher rates for liver damage than the general population.”

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/365260/mongrel-mob-members-have-higher-rates-of-liver-damage-study

    “Wider issues leading to why gang members may abuse alcohol, such as the impacts of colonisation need to be examined, he said. “Most of these Mongrel Mob members are actually our whānau and they are Māori so there’s got to be that sort of approach taken.”.

    • High Flying Duck

       /  August 30, 2018

      Hey – give some credit PDB. Some of these guys have made a huge effort to cut back on the gang rapes. Perhaps they could have a couple less brewski’s as a next step.
      Then who knows – maybe a few less violent assaults, a trimming down of the robbery and they’ll be fit and healthy enough to keep up the P manufacture and sales without being exhausted at day’s end.

      • Blazer

         /  August 30, 2018

        do behave.They may have a similar code to prominent law firms when it comes to sexual abuse and indulging in recreational substances.

  2. I saw a brief item on ‘The Project’ TV3.. last evening; a chef served up some food with Hemp seeds as ingredients. He then told the panel that it is still officially illegal in NZ until new laws are passed; food safety, but did mention that they are legal as ‘Animal feed’

    do they really think that you can get high from eating the seeds OR that people are likely to try & grow them, to get some smokeable weed ?

    how narrow minded !

  3. High Flying Duck

     /  August 30, 2018

    This is the kind of high brow journalism that has gone missing in action in NZ:

    Well worth a stroll through the comments.

  4. Corky

     /  August 30, 2018

    Has a Maori shelia gone crazy and allegedly assaulted someone in Parliament?

    • High Flying Duck

       /  August 30, 2018

      If by “Maori sheila” you mean “Government minister” then yes, that is the allegation according to sources.

      • Corky

         /  August 30, 2018

        Only caught part of the story. Thanks for the fill-in, High Flyer.

  5. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  August 30, 2018

    Yep, Another Labour Minister in the poo

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/365312/government-minister-stands-down-after-staffing-matter-inquiry

    Looks like Next week is gunna be fun for some folks at Question Time.

    • PDB

       /  August 30, 2018

      Stuff: “There is speculation that Whaitiri’s earlier staffing difficulties were part of the reason Curran was not more fully admonished, as Whaitiri is the next senior female MP in line for promotion.”

      If true a sad indictment of Ardern and also of the policy of gender equality regardless of ability.