Daily Review 08/03/2018

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18 comments on “Daily Review 08/03/2018”

  1. joe90 1

    Oh dear.

    The nondisclosure agreement between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump includes mention of "certain still images and/or text messages." pic.twitter.com/SiUuSqtL7w— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) March 7, 2018

    https://twitter.com/MattOrtega/status/971209081007599616

    Sooooo much in there.

    “any alleged children”

    ”alleged sexual partners”

    “alleged sexual actions”

    ”alleged sexual conduct or related matters” (LoL)

    I’m no lawyer, but it seems like if one is paying a porn star $130,000 not to discuss something, that something has GOT to have some truth to it.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/7/1747188/-Porn-Star-s-Original-Agreement-Forbade-Her-from-Revealing-any-alleged-children-of-Trump

    • AsleepWhileWalking 1.1

      Porn star fucks rich guy. Shocking.

      • Sabine 1.1.1

        rich guys fucks porn star after paying her to fuck him. Only shocking when you are a born again, saved by the grace of god, thrice married dude 🙂

        as for D. Trump, he always paid for his sex, no matter if they married him or not.

  2. joe90 2

    Thug’s reaction to anyone who opposes him.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/world/asia/philippines-chief-justice-duterte.html

    Philippine lawmakers found probable cause Thursday to impeach one of the country’s highest-ranking women.

    Maria Lourdes Sereno, the first female chief justice in the Southeast Asian nation, has been an outspoken critic of Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. The justice committee of the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the president’s allies, voted 38-to-2 in favor of impeaching Sereno on charges of corruption, failure to fully disclose wealth and other crimes. Sereno is an appointee of former leader Benigno Aquino.

    […]

    Women Targeted

    Sereno is the latest prominent woman facing legal action under Duterte’s administration, which has targeted critics of all genders since taking power in 2016. The president’s brash talk, regularly denounced by human rights groups, hasn’t affected his popularity much: His approval rating stood at 80 percent in December, according to a Pulse Asia survey.

    Other women who have faced action from Duterte include:

    Leila de Lima, a senator who has been in jail since last year for alleged drug-related offenses. She says the allegations are lies directly resulting from her criticism of Duterte.

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, whose term is ending in July. Duterte called for her impeachment last year after she began investigating his wealth.

    Vice President Leni Robredo, who quit as housing chief in December 2016 after Duterte ordered her to stop attending cabinet meetings.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-08/impeachment-of-top-judge-may-mar-women-s-day-in-the-philippines

  3. ianmac 3

    This is well worth a look:
    Redesigning the Welfare State
    by Brian Easton
    A new report raises questions about the past and future of the support that we give to those in need.

    I draw attention to two features of the current regime by going back to the 1972 RCSP. First it set two standards for benefit levels. It said (original’s italics)

    The aims of the system, should be

    (i) First, to enable everyone to sustain life and health;

    (ii) Second, to ensure, within limitations which may be imposed by physical or other disabilities, that everyone is able to enjoy a standard of living much like that of the rest of the community, and thus is able to feel a sense of participation in and belonging to the community.

    The first aim is consistent with a notion of maintaining everybody at or above an absolute level of poverty; the second defines a notion of relative poverty. The 1972 RCSS supported the second notion as the basis of society.

    https://www.pundit.co.nz/content/redesigning-the-welfare-state

    • beatie 3.1

      Yes, excellent article with an interesting comment from Sue Bradford.

      I notice that there is little interest here in poverty and Winz issues and few comments.

      Starting to think it’s the equivalent of farting at a dinner party.

    • Chris 3.2

      The Bolger/Shipley/Richardson mob in the early 1990s removed participation in the community from the then Department of Social Welfare’s mission statement. And then in 2007 Clark’s government replaced meeting basic needs with sending people out to work as the objective of welfare legislation. This government needs to take stock of what’s happened over the past thirty or more years so it can get a handle on what it needs to do to fix things.

      • greywarshark 3.2.1

        Thanks Chris for drawing attention to those specific dates and actions. So much happens that you can forget details like this that are important.

    • Jono 3.3

      Ian mac, those standards were done away with by the then Mont Peleron society member Ruth Richardson. Now we are 30 years down the track and the ideology of paying less than a living amount to beneficiaries is a normality…

  4. BM 4

    Because it’s Women’s day

  5. Cinny 8

    Because it’s International Women’s Day – much respect to all

  6. R.P. Mcmurphy 9

    strange how the allegations and proof of spying on Christchurch earthquake victims comes out while parliament is in recess. all the heat will be gone by th etime parliament sits again and brownlie will get away with it.

  7. And because its such a perfect day , – THIS :

    Perfect Day – Lou Reed ‘So High Quality’ – YouTube

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