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Daily review 05/06/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 5th, 2020 - 17 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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17 comments on “Daily review 05/06/2020 ”

  1. Robert Guyton 1

    What a day it's been, in Southland (in case anyone was wondering!) – clear air, beautiful skies and thoughtful people, sharing their newest experiences and views.

    • Grafton Gully 1.1

      You forgot to add "with others with similar experiences and views". The Southland monoculture – white, conservative, class and religion conscious. The "burr" too – and the mutton pies and cheese rolls. The girls not too tall, not too skinny and the black black hair and bright blue eyes rarely seen up north.

      • aj 1.1.1

        The Southland monoculture – white, conservative, class and religion conscious

        No. You haven't been here for a long time, not in Invercargill, at least.

      • Corey Humm 1.1.2

        Insulting and looking down on an entire region that’s doing it tough. Clearly you also only hang around people who share the same views as you ie snobs.

        Ive never been to Southland but it looks beautiful in all the pics I’ve seen

  2. McFlock 2

    This week's been pretty odd at work – my usual ambition is to be a small cog, hidden away from the rest of the world for OSH and machine reliability purposes. Bloody hell, this week I had to actually use an appointment calendar – zoom meetings, appointments, tech support followups, interdept liaison, and getting back into coffee culture with people I haven't seem in the flesh for months. And to get to the appointments I had to wander onto a campus, so ended up running into several people I haven't seen since at least last year.

    The adjustment from essentially living life in Spaceship Livingroom with nothing but video and text contact was pretty surreal. Have learned to swear less in casual conversation ("dickhead" had escalated to "motherfucker" during L4, not as a measure of intensity just a vocab switch for the same thing. Awkward when talking with family).

    • Incognito 2.1

      I’m quite happy in my cocoon. When L1 arrives, I will have morphed into a beautiful butterfly ready to flap my wings and flutter around as my mind is already doing all the time; mind and body will be in harmony, finally.

  3. SPC 3

    There is a lot of false flag stuff going on stateside.

    The FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31 during the D.C.-area protests over the murder of George Floyd, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation.

    The report did warn that individuals from a far-right social media group had “called for far-right provocateurs to attack federal agents, use automatic weapons against protesters.”

    https://www.thenation.com/article/activ … trump-fbi/

  4. SPC 4

    Three men linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base were charged with conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group, police in Georgia announced Friday, a day after three other members were arrested on federal charges in Maryland and Delaware.

    A senior FBI national security official said police and federal agents intentionally moved to arrest the men ahead of Monday’s rally because they believed some of them intended to commit violence there. It was unknown if the men arrested in Georgia planned to attend the rally in Richmond.

    The Base, a collective of hardcore neo-Nazis that operate as a paramilitary organization, has proclaimed war against minority communities within the United States and abroad, the FBI has said. Unlike other extremist groups, it’s not focused on promulgating propaganda — instead the group aims to bring together highly skilled members to train them for acts of violence.

    Organizers of The Base recruit fellow white supremacists online — particularly seeking out veterans because of their military training — use encrypted chat rooms and train members in military-style camps in the woods, according to experts who track extremist groups. The group, which has the motto “learn, train, fight,” brings together white supremacists with varying ideologies.

    https://apnews.com/be1f537775593d49415a008f2639f39c

    And there is also a lot of right wing terrorist capability being built up that Trump willfully ignores.

  5. observer 5

    National attacked Ardern when members of the public stood too close to her. "Lead by example! Proper distancing!", they chorus.

    Tonight on Newshub, there's Todd Muller doing the photo op … shaking hands.

  6. Thinking about leaving Hamilton and moving to just outside Westport. Not worried about the small town coaster vibe, in fact that's a plus, but am concerned about if I have a delay in finding some part time work, will I still be allowed to sign on, or is there still that thing where you can't move to job blackspots?

  7. greywarshark 7

    This sounds promising for realistic government moves for jobs and skills.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/country/418358/mothballed-training-farm-reopening-to-help-redundant-workers The government is backing plans to give a new lease of life to Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, near Masterton…

    Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor said Taratahi, along with the training farm Telford, near Balclutha, will be used to provide taster-courses specifically designed to attract people made redundant during Covid-19.

    ''It's great to have Telford up and running again and to provide huge opportunities for Kiwis and others who are looking for jobs.

    ''It's a great set-up but it was run down over the last 10 years through a whole lot of problems that were not of their own making and we are trying to get Taratahi as well. We need the training establishments, we need the jobs,'' he said

    go

    • Adrian 7.1

      There is so much common sense coming from this Labour Government that it just makes one feel good about actions like this, the winding back of all of that minimalist bullshit we have suffered over the last 9 years of National rationalisation.

  8. Anker 8

    Great to see daily review back. Thanks to whoever is managing this and thanks to all the hard workers at the Standard. Your efforts are much appreciated

    • Incognito 8.1

      You’re most welcome! It is a joint effort.

      We listened to the people and we ourselves were missing DR too.

    • Halfcrown 8.2

      Yeah agrèe there Thanks whoever has done this

    • Cinny 8.3

      Yes!!! Thanks TS for bringing back DR. And thanks to all who contribute and run TS, it means a great deal to so many.

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