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Daily review 05/12/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 5th, 2019 - 22 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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22 comments on “Daily review 05/12/2019 ”

  1. greywarshark 2

    What do we know about this German economist? Is he hyping up the hysteria he is warning against?


    EU crumbling: Germany sliding into 'dangerous' anti-Europe hysteria warns top economist

    …Marcel Fratzscher said the entire continent stood to lose from the backlash against the ECB’s monetary policies and the single currency could also be impacted. Mr Fratscher is head of the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin and previously worked at the eurozone’s central bank. He told the Financial Times: “Germany is sliding into a dangerous anti-Europe, anti-ECB hysteria, which threatens to damage the ECB’s credibility, the euro an ultimately all of Europe.”

  2. Exkiwiforces 3

    Get a load of this, I found this over at the Wings over NZ forum site and I'm not sure of the website's background.


    • Buster12 3.1

      Wouldnt take it to seriously did a google search of Melanie Honcharenko dead and the only other site to come up with it was stormfront.

      • Cinny 3.1.1

        Yup and that stormfront site had an unsettling little racist badge thingy up the top left, yucky.

        Edit they are dirty filthy pieces of shite, freaken vile.

      • McFlock 3.1.2

        heh – duckduckgo doesn't supplky stormfront in its searches.

        But google shows those two for "melanie honcharenko". And only those two. Hell, I turn up in more realname google searches than two. No school, no local news, no linkedin, no FB, no company newsletters, no community positions…

        Oh, and the picture is lifted from an unrelated uni staff profile of a lecturer at the University of Alberta.

        alt-right getting alt-hardons, I guess

    • Cinny 3.2

      Crikey that was interesting, love a mystery, thanks for posting. Ended up doing an image search and the photo used is of someone else, a lady teaching in Canada.


      That site/story seemed legit at a glance because the website name they've used is thewhitehouseinsider, however the real whitehouse insider website is http://whcinsider.com/

      Hope that helps 🙂

    • Macro 3.3

      hmmmm interesting! – Haven't seen any other reporting of this though so will have to wait and see what turns up. Could well be accurate though – it certainly fits. If a suspicious death – then even more problematic.

    • Exkiwiforces 3.4

      Cheers everyone for the reply, as it didn't seem kosher at the time and hence why I asked for a 2nd opinion to confirm my suspicion's.

      Many thanks,



      PS, but there could more to this story down the track?

    • TN Homesteader 3.5

      The story is totally fake. The photo is a cropped image of Professor Alla Nedashkivska, PhD of University of Alberta.

      Aside from above, neither of the two last names listed in the "article" can be found in the State Department site.

    • Molly 3.6

      Hi exkiwiforces, how are you doing over there with all the bushfires?

      • Exkiwiforces 3.6.1

        Well we are a meant to be winding up for this yrs bushfire season here in the Northern Fire Protection Zone in the NT atm, but the rain has suddenly disappeared on us atm and if we don't get a our Northern wet season rains very soon we may soon fine ourselves in a wee spot of bother. At our Brigade AGM last Saturday both our Brigade Captain and the rep from NT Bushfires were both saying next yrs fire season is not looking that good atm due a lack of rain forecast for this yrs wet season and possibly including the following wet season as well going on current weather and climate/ CC trends.

        Especially the wife and I, as we were counting on the wet season rains as we plant about 20-30 plants, shrubs and trees atm. Our current temps are around the high 30's to low to medium 40's with humidity around the low 30's to low 40's in the day and at night a wee bit higher.

        The wife's family down in the NSW's South Coast, The Shire and around the Taree Region are doing ok atm. But we did a scare early this week with her dad around the Shoalhaven area and around the Taree Region a few weeks back.

        My Dad's side of family are ok, apart from the cuz's way out west choking on dust, with emu's etc walking around the streets looking food and water.

        Mum's ex school friend from Nelson and her hubby got the fright of their lives at Foster with all the fires around Foster just nth of Newcastle, NSW and I must say it was an awesome picture, but down right scary as well.

        I wrote up a brief for the folks back in NZ on the fire's we had here in the weekend of the 14 Sept, I was going to submit here for a post here on The Standard during last week as an insight to the changing climate here in the Northern NT due to CC. But I left my Ipad back down on our bush block at what we experience on that weekend of the 14 Sept and it appears not all that similar to what happen here on the Eastern Seaboard of Oz atm. I think mention somewhere on another post that current fire management polices, SOP's and TTP's etc have been turned on its head.

  3. McFlock 4

    Samoa arrests anti-vaxxer. Denied bail.

    Seems proportionate, given the situation.

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