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Daily review 01/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 1st, 2022 - 12 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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12 comments on “Daily review 01/06/2022 ”

  1. Poission 1

    German inflation hits 8.7%, energy inflation to be close to 100% by 2023,a return to the good old days may be forthcoming.ECB still printing ( QE),and only signalling the possibility of a .25 rise in July.

  2. SPC 2

    Once upon a time

    1. Ukraine was promised by Russia that its borders would never be challenged by Russia if they returned nukes based there to Russia.

    2. Ukraine was divided over being pro EU or pro Russia, a pro Russian leader was deposed over the issue.

    3. Russia decided this was cause for a 1000 year reich neverland to return to on earth Europe and sent its military across the border into Crimea and allow off duty Russian soldiers to assist an insurrection in the Donbass.

    4. There had been no condition that Ukraine had to be pro Russian to keep its territorial integrity, just the inference they got good terms for gas if there leader was pro Russian.

    5. There was some sort of cease-fire based around the Minsk Accords.

    6. Russia then began insisting the new government (elected on a peace talks with Russia platform) declare it would never join NATO. Also Russia sought assurances from NATO that it would not place foreign troops and offensive weapons in the nations of Eastern Europe (former USSR Baltic States and former Warsaw Pact nations).

    7. Russia invades Ukraine and attacks Kiev, Kharkiv and Mariupol.

    8. Then falls back to a Duginite nova russia annexation play – first joining Crimea to the Donbas, and then expanding north and westward (with Odessa and Dnipro as ultimate targets).

    In a sane world Russia would have insisted on plebiscites in the Donbas and Crimea in return for accepting Ukraine in the EU (and Ukraine would have agreed in return for Russia taking over a share of Ukraine’s national debt if they voted to secede).

    In the world of 2022-

    1.Ukraine gets the long range missile and other artillery it needs to drive Russian forces back into Crimea and contain Russia to the Donbas.

    2. It is important that Ukraine’s farm resources be available to the world market.

    3. Russia pays compensation to Ukraine for the destruction of Mariupol, Kharkov etc – if not, sanctions on Russia do not end.

    4. Ukraine does not join NATO, but does the EU. NATO commits to the defence of all member states of the EU (such as Ukraine, Finland and Sweden).

    5. EU and Russia develop a FTA (dependent on 2) as does EU-Norway/UK/Canada/USA.

    6. NATO explores its future, whereby it disbands and re-forms in a new way.

    7. USA/Canada/UK/Norway forma new NATO and has a defence treaty with the EU. The EU also has a defence treaty with Russia.

    NATO/EU and Russia love the Armenians and the Kurds and everyone agrees Erdogan is an …….. Peace in our time.

  3. Anne 3

    Item of news:
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/jacinda-ardern-white-house-visit-joe-bidens-creepy-tactility-with-the-prime-minister/ISMGS6GJCDONJ6JHRHJQNRWUNY/

    A Dr Sarah Hendrika Brickerton is freaking out because Biden put his hands on Ardern's shoulders and later guided her with his arm around her shoulder. Creepy she says.

    Biden comes from a generation where it was regarded as an act of courtesy to touch women when meeting them. Not that long ago kissing a woman's hand was an essential social more, not that Biden went that far. He was giving Ardern a warm welcome in the way he was brought up to do. Its old fashioned in today's world, but to infer he was motivated by some sort of sexual urge is imo the creepy bit.

    I'm sick and tired of obsessive individuals – mainly women in this case – who see sexual motives in every action a man may take towards a woman. Imo, all they are doing is making things worse for women and girls who actually are/or have been victims of sexual harassment and abuse.

    • Patricia Bremner 3.1

      Yes When I told him indoors what the Headline was…

      He worked in Newspapers and thinks that was uncalled for sick interpretation of genuine care for Jacinda Ardern who had shared the terrible experience of comforting people who had lost family in a shooting. President Biden said he had done that so many times.

      He also referred to her Christchurch call.

      I think the portrait was Roosevelt of the "New Deal".

      These two people are facing a global shock of Covid Putin and rolling cascading Climate Change plus grief of gun use.

      I think he was aware she would be a support in the days ahead. It was not to diminish her, but to assure her in the face of Russia and China. The hands on her shoulders was what my grandad used to do when we were leaving. Referring to my polio he would say "Stay strong, you can do it". I saw that like that.

      How many really know the burden of the decisions, and how few have common situations to share. Leadership can be lonely. IMO.

      • Anne 3.1.1

        Thankyou Patricia. I think you are exactly right. He was acknowledging her now legendary compassion for others and showing it by way of genuine affection and support for her.

        • RedLogix 3.1.1.1

          My experience of the past few decades is that male hetrosexuality is considered to be the root cause of patriarchy. And thus must be suppressed if not eradicated. Hence the endless rise of the alphabet soup of sexual identities.

          Our generation might see no ill-intent in Bidens action – but trust me GenX and younger will be lapping this up.

  4. aj 4

  5. Hilarious ratio on Bishflap

  6. Another fun ratio: TPU got smashed in the replies, and Russell Brown summarised, then put together a neat thread of bFM history.

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