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Daily review 08/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 9th, 2019 - 6 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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6 comments on “Daily review 08/10/2019 ”

  1. Agora 1

    This is starting to look like the opening moves of a trade war with China.

    Trump Escalates Economic War on China

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-escalates-economic-war-china/5691393

    Johnson Moves to Scrap Environment and GMO Safeguards to Get Deal with Trump

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/brexit-boris-johnson-moves-to-scrap-environment-and-gmo-safeguards-to-get-deal-with-trump/5691400

    China-U.S. Relations: From Trade War to Hot War?

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-u-s-relations-trade-war-hot-war/5691384

    Financial Services Industry Slowly Abandons Britain Ahead of Brexit

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/financial-services-industry-abandons-britain-ahead-brexit/5690957

    Johnson’s Government Now Resorts to Threatening EU27 – Diplomatic Fallout Next?

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/johnson-government-resorts-threatening-eu27/5691404

    Brexit: One Industry, One City = One £Trillion – Gone

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/brexit-one-industry-one-city-one-trillion-gone/5671162

    • mpledger 1.1

      The thing to worry about is that Trump will cause mayhem to distract from getting impeached.

      NZ needs to say that they will not follow the USA into phony trade wars and troop wars.

  2. I'm looking for a plain straightforward notice of closing dates for Nz Post for overseas mail to arrive by Christmas. Have managed to find 2014, 2015 2017 – what is wrong with NZ Post? Other agencies have put up the information I think but I wanted it straight from the horses mouth. Of course thinking that is silly, horses are out of date now and NZ Post is busy trying to run its physical services down.

    Parcels are going well though, so good that something has survived the frost of inaction which was exemplified by that Queenstown debacle of undelivered mail and contrived ignorance by the complaints department manager. Who I hoped was sacked, he/she would deserve it.

    They have had to do some strategic write downs on mail which has mucked up their balance sheet but they are still holding their own. https://www.nzpost.co.nz/about-us/media-centre/media-release/nz-post-reports-35-million-increase-in-revenue-write-down-on-mail-assets

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116146097/nz-post-reports-121-million-loss-due-to-declining-letter-volumes
    .

    Not a hoax? https://www.beehive.govt.nz/feature/christmascard2019
    Help design the Prime Minister’s Christmas card

    It’s that time of year again! Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is asking children around New Zealand to help her design her official 2019 Christmas card. Watch her video, check out the important details below, then get designing!

  3. lurgee on left hand palm (and not at all sinister) on the Brexit dance. Is it a waltz, a foxtrot or a quickstep, perhaps a barn-dance might be in order though I fear it would be too much soge and not enough soigne' for the Conservatives? Bathos not pathos I think. But what do I know.

    https://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2019/10/inside-downing-street-bunker.html

  4. Agora 4

    “High Crimes and Misdemeanors of the Fading American Century: Putting Donald Trump’s Impeachment in Context”
    By Andrew J. Bacevich

    “There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think.

    From the time of Donald Trump’s election, American elites have hungered for this moment. At long last, they have the 45th president of the United States cornered. In typically ham-handed fashion, Trump has given his adversaries the very means to destroy him politically. They will not waste the opportunity. Impeachment now — finally, some will say — qualifies as a virtual certainty.

    No doubt many surprises lie ahead. Yet the Democrats controlling the House of Representatives have passed the point of no return. The time for prudential judgments — the Republican-controlled Senate will never convict, so why bother? — is gone for good. To back down now would expose the president’s pursuers as spineless cowards. The New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC would not soon forgive such craven behavior.”

    http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176613/tomgram%3A_andrew_bacevich%2C_high_crimes_and_misdemeanors_of_the_fading_american_century/?utm

  5. In Vino 5

    Wait a minute. I seem to remember Californian and Australian wildfires taking place at opposite times of the year. Now it appears to be simultaneous.

    Would some global warming denialist like to point out how many times this has happened before, or give some sun-spotty explanation as to why it is now happening?

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