Word of the day

The word for today is…

indolent (adj) – 1. (a) Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.
(b) Conducive to inactivity or laziness.
2. (a) Causing little or no pain.
(b) Slow to heal, grow, or develop.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1660s, “causing no pain, painless,” from French indolent (16th century) or directly from Late Latin indolentem. Sense of “living easily, slothful,” is 1710, a sense perhaps developed in French.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 21

14 A secret gift calms anger;
a bribe under the table pacifies fury.

Wednesday nightCap

Coming out as a conservative (*funny)

The Russian that saved the world – RIP

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77 – BBC News

There should have been a sense of urgency to get out of there

Troubling video filmed in Laos has shown construction workers fleeing for their lives after a dam overflowed upstream.

The video uploaded to YouTube this week shows the panic at a construction site as a mass of brown water and trees overwhelm the banks of the Nam Ao River last Monday

Mexico quake – buildings collapse

Daily Roundup

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Labour’s ‘bring out your dead’ campaign plan

It seems Labour and their coalition partner the Media party are now playing the sympathy card to bring out votes for Labour:

A passionate Labour supporter died less than two weeks before voting opened, but his message has reached thousands.

Rangiora community stalwart Peter Allen – who suffered from motor neurone disease – died on August 30, 12 days before early voting began.

The highly respected former Rangiora High School principal and Waimakariri District Councillor left a video message on Facebook as a “last time voter” voicing his support of Jacinda Ardern and her party.

It has been viewed more than 7000 times, even by the Labour leader herself.

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