Daily review 04/07/2019

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65 comments on “Daily review 04/07/2019”

  1. Peter 1

    I see the man-child narcissist in the USA wants to have his own parade like his good mates in other parts of the world. I reckon his will be huger than theirs though.

    https://time.com/5619191/donald-trump-july-4-speech-controversy/

  2. Peter 2

    I think it's great that he got over the trauma of not being able to serve in the forces and now loves to be seen with the military. That shows the enormous courage and quality of the man.

     

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/donald-trump-avoided-the-military-draft-which-was-common-at-the-time-vietnam-war-2018-12?r=US&IR=T

  3. gsays 3

    Very excited.

    'scuse the male pale stale that follows. 

    The Chills, Straitjacket Fits and The Blams (as well as a bunch of other artists), are playing The Others Way gig.

    K Road, August 30th from 10 am.

    Flying out.co.nz for tickets.

    I am stoked to see The Blams.

     

     

  4. New view 4

    The problem the world has with trump is not trump himself but the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been disenfranchised by previous administrations and think he is the second messiah because his go to phrase is “ put America first.” Don’t blame the clown preacher blame the dumb congregation.  

    • Dennis Frank 4.1

      You could also blame tradition.  America First has been percolating through US society for a century, so all Trump did was revive it.  Complex memes that have been doing contagion for a century are very powerful.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_First

      • joe90 4.1.1

        Preceded by this mob.

        The Native American Party, renamed the American Party in 1855 and commonly known as the Know Nothing movement, was an American nativist political party that operated nationally in the mid-1850s. It was primarily anti-Catholic, xenophobic, and hostile to immigration, starting originally as a secret society. The movement briefly emerged as a major political party in the form of the American Party. Adherents to the movement were to reply "I know nothing" when asked about its specifics by outsiders, thus providing the group with its common name.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_Nothing

        • Dennis Frank 4.1.1.1

          Ah, so that's where Sergeant Schultz got his favourite saying from! 

          "The Prime Minister sounded increasingly like Sergeant Schultz, his repeated “I know NOTHING” denials less and less credible or convincing as the interviews proceeded. He looked irritated and out of sorts, frustrated by the inability of these idiots to see his point of view that, though he was Minister for the SIS, he could not be held responsible for the actions of people in his department that impinged on the impartiality of the Service. It had nothing to do with him."

          https://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/uncanny-resemblance-between-john-key-and-sergeant-schultz

    • Anne 4.2

      Blame them both New view. Cheap, crass, dim-witted, a thug and devoid of class. That's Trump for you and his supporters are no better. 

      I listened to some of Trump's 4th July speech extolling the military – courageous and the mightiest soldiers in the world he said – or something like that. How would he know? He was a draft dodger. 

      In the meantime the concentration camps are thriving in the South but not the inmates, they are dying. It's only a matter of time before the camps start appearing elsewhere.

  5. WeTheBleeple 5

    This is interesting. Aussie billionaire selling his property to himself for increased value.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/113994687/aussie-billionaire-tim-roberts-sells-queenstown-property-for-top-price#comments

    The comments touch on a few interesting scenarios:

    • Jealousy from the reporter
    • Rich crooks flog properties among themselves to push up the price
    • A dodgy GST claim 
    • Lack of CGT allows trickery (see point 2, perhaps)

    This is worth investigating.

    My theory: Poor misunderstood billionaire suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder flips house to an alternate personality state.

    • greywarshark 5.1

      Shades of 'I wasn't speaking as a Prime Minister at that moment.'   Rich people can afford lots of hats.

  6. veutoviper 6

    A big thank you to whoever is choosing the Daily Review pictures – am loving the "Where is Wally Ivanka?" series!

    A wonderful follow-on to her performance as ‘Ambassador-at-Large’ at the G20 meeting last week – LOL Shame she was not accredited to the role …

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambassador-at-large

    • Andre 6.1

      Ya wanna know where to go to overdose on them or you prefer to enjoy them one by one as micky trickles them out?

  7. Anne 7

    Here’s a few of them:

    https://news.sky.com/story/unwantedivanka-awkward-g20-meeting-inspires-flurry-of-parodies-11752649

     My fave is "Yalta". Three old men are sitting on a park bench and Ivanka is serenading them. 😉

    • Andre 7.1

      I wasn't going to spoil it by linking a bunch, but this one brought tears to my eyes so I had to share …

      https://c.nau.ch/i/54WBw/1024/512/unwantedivanka.jpg

      • Anne 7.1.1

        There's some brilliant ones out there. I nearly had a wee accident the other night. Micky must show the 'allied landing' one. It's a classic.

      • veutoviper 7.1.2

        Oh my goooooddddd…..!!!!!!!   Not just tears to my eyes, but what Anne said below!    

    • veutoviper 7.2

      Thanks Anne and Andre (that's got a good ring about it …) will check them out.  

      I tried to see some on an Indy100 link but that froze my computer so did not pursue that link or others.  

      You two will also appreciate the link that Sabine put up at 6 on Open Mike – check it out if you haven't already. LOL.  

      I suspect it is going to be another little sleep night tonight as I check out July 4  'celebrations' in my adopted US home town (Washington DC).  I lived there for almost 7 years, aged 14 – 21, so it disgusts me what Trump is doing to some very important American traditions etc. 

  8. joe90 8

    Won’t somebody please think of the racist, sexist turnkeys.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/secret-border-patrol-facebook-group-agents-joke-about-migrant-deaths-post-sexist-memes

     

  9. Dennis Frank 9

    There's an exciting fashion trend evident in leftist political thought:  using code in brand names for political parties.  This quote gives two examples:  "The European Realistic Disobedience Front, or MeRA25,  is a left-wing Greek political party founded in 2018. Its founder and secretary is former Syriza MP and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. MeRa25 is part of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), the European Spring and the Progressive International".  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MeRA25

    Decoding things, looks like democracy is intended to be introduced to Europe in 2025, and it will happen as the result of realistic disobedience.  The code format seems to be derived from standard internet password format (upper & lower case letters mixed with numbers), to get younger generations aboard I guess.

  10. Ad 10

    Top work those Westland Milk farmers who took the dividends for years, underinvested, hollowed the company with low product development, made the only choice to go for a for sale, cut its executives bonuses if they completed the sale, the sold it off the the Chinese. 

    Pack of pricks. 

    Really, really hard to see us getting ahead as a country when this is the long term attitude of milk farmers.

     

    • joe90 10.1

      They bring to mind some of the cockies of my youth.

      Dumb AF on their 60 acre rehab blocks with 40 cows, separators and pigs, yet they considered themselves landed gentry because could afford a new car every other year.

       

       

    • gsays 10.2

      I heard the chair of the board say he bears full responsibility, so that's ok.

      I wonder what full responsibility looks like?

      • Psycho Milt 10.2.1

        It looks like dressing up in traditional costume and sitting cross-legged on the floor, then taking your short sword and stabbing it deep into your abdomen before twisting it and slicing left, then right.  Somehow I doubt that the board chair will genuinely take full responsibility.

      • Sacha 10.2.2

        it's a shower of gold

      • greywarshark 10.2.3

        Do you mean in $NZ dollars?

    • greywarshark 10.3

      Somebody got annoyed with the West Coast intransigence about new ideas, new business and called them 'feral'.

  11. joe90 11

    It's a miracle!

     

     

  12. joe90 12

    Priorities.

  13. joe90 13

    I’ve seen a dementia sufferer get as teary AF.

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