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Daily Review 07/03/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 7th, 2016 - 34 comments
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Donald Trump KKK

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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

34 comments on “Daily Review 07/03/2016 ”

  1. McFlock 1

    Ah, it’s his HAIR that’s pandering to the klan, not drumpf himself…

  2. weka 2

    A meeting of The Standard Bowling Club one weekend,

  3. weka 4

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders swept to victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Maine’s Democratic presidential caucuses on Sunday, riding a heavy turnout that left some participants waiting for hours to vote.

    Sanders, who told supporters he’d win if there was a strong turnout, beat Clinton by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 according to unofficial returns in voting in hundreds of communities across Maine.

    In Portland, the line of people waiting to get inside a high school for caucuses grew to a half-mile. Some people waited more than four hours to get inside, and U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree went outside to bring them pizza.

    Phil Bartlett, chairman of the Maine Democratic Party, said organizers at the Portland caucus were overwhelmed by the turnout, which was far beyond the 2008 participation.

    When caucus organizers saw the long lines, they changed some of the rules, Bartlett said. They allowed people caught in the long line to cast absentee ballots, and workers at party headquarters in Augusta used phones to talk to people in line and register them, he said.

    ‘‘We certainly regret that folks had to wait outside for so long but appreciate the enthusiasm,’’ he said.

    The votes Sunday were used to select a slate of delegates to the state convention, where national delegates will be elected. Maine will send 25 pledged delegates and five superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

    Sanders at a news conference Sunday night in Flint, Michigan, told reporters he was ‘‘moved very much’’ by the voter turnout and long lines in Maine.

    ‘‘There were block after block after block of people lining up to participate,’’ he said.’’

    Democrats said more than 46,000 people participated in caucuses Sunday. Republican Party officials reported that 18,650 Republicans voted Saturday at 20 locations across the state.

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2016/03/06/maine-democrats-ready-for-presidential-caucuses/15gC08UZua9xTQ7TVz3FXO/story.html

    • Andre 4.1

      That’s commitment, waiting for four hours outside in Maine in early March – temps would have been only just above freezing in the warmer parts.

      • weka 4.1.1

        I thought it was pretty interesting. Sanders says he can win if they turnout, so they turnout under difficult circumstances. This is a good sign whether he wins the nomination or not.

  4. weka 6

    Some good news re river protection,

    State-owned farming company Landcorp has confirmed it is backing away from a massive planned dairy conversion in the central North Island.

    It had been in the process of clearing forestry land north of Taupo for conversion to dairy farms for about 30,000 cows.

    Landcorp chief executive Steven Carden said the company would significantly reduce its dairying footprint at the Wairakei Estate.

    RNZ News earlier reported that Landcorp had come to the realisation that the environmental impacts of its conversions in the Waikato were simply too great.

    Landcorp needed to exceed the environmental expectations of consumers, he said.

    Greenpeace agriculture campaigner Gen Toop said the backdown was great news for everyone who believed New Zealanders should be able to swim in clean rivers.

    “It’s especially significant given it’s the government’s own dairy farmer and they’ve conceded that an expanding dairy industry isn’t consistent with our clean rivers,” Ms Toop said.

    “The government now needs to stop pouring taxpayers’ money into think-big irrigation schemes, up and down the country.”

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/298251/landcorp-confirms-forest-to-dairy-backdown

  5. weka 7

    Something to remember to be grateful for,

  6. maui 8

    RIP Neetflux
    You really were brilliant at political satire
    http://neetflux.tumblr.com/post/140479512082

    • Muttonbird 8.1

      That’s a shame.

      It is also a portrait of the new attack on the socially conscious.

      Unions
      Womens refuge
      Gambling help NGOs
      Poverty rights activists
      Animal rights groups
      Writers and investigative journalists

      etc.

  7. Grindlebottom 9

    Test

    Odd. Couldn’t access Open Mike 07032016.
    Posted “Test” here. Then could.

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