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Daily review 11/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:33 pm, November 11th, 2019 - 15 comments
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15 comments on “Daily review 11/11/2019 ”

  1. joe90 1

    a reconstructed transcript .. lol.

    The reluctance hints at a new distance between the two men, according to people who have spoken with them. Mr. Trump, angry with his coverage, is aggravated with Mr. Barr for urging him to release a reconstructed transcript of the telephone call with Ukraine’s president at the center of the impeachment drive. For his part, Mr. Barr was bothered that Mr. Trump on that call lumped him together with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s private lawyer, like interchangeable parts of his personal defense team.

    http://archive.li/4XXW0#selection-441.197-441.224

  2. Pat 2

    "When Walker’s Fraser Institute published its first index in 1996 with a foreword from Friedman, there were some surprises. According to its historical overview, the second freest economy in the world in 1975 was Honduras, a military dictatorship. For the next year, another dictatorship, Guatemala, was in the top five. These were no anomalies. They expressed a basic truth about the indexes. The definition of freedom they used meant that democracy was a moot point, monetary stability was paramount and any expansion of social services would lead to a fall in the rankings. Taxation was theft, pure and simple, and austerity was the only path to the top.

    “The ‘right’ to food, clothing, medical services, housing or a minimal income level,” the authors wrote, was nothing less than “‘forced labor’ requirements [imposed] on others.” The director of the index translated the vision into policy advice a few years later, writing in a public memo to the Canadian prime minister that poverty could be eliminated through a simple solution: “End welfare. Reinstitute poorhouses and homes for unwed mothers.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/11/democracy-defenders-economic-freedom-neoliberalism

    Care to know where NZ ranks?

    https://www.heritage.org/index/

  3. marty mars 3

    Got a friend who has evacuated in Oz – fire 10kms away – I hope tomorrow doesn't pan out the way they are predicting – good luck everyone

  4. quasimodo 4

    Tories call for urgent investigation into £3million that George Soros funnelled into anti-Brexit campaign aimed at bringing down Boris Johnson

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7668695/Tories-call-investigation-3million-George-Soros-funnelled-anti-Brexit-campaign.html

  5. A 6

    Armed response teams are here – already used in a traffic stop involving…dishonestly offenses. Where is the consultation on this, or are the pubic no longer considered relevent in policing choices?

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018721708/concerns-as-armed-police-presence-grows-in-nz

    • mpledger 6.1

      If you give people a tool then they want to solve all problems with that tool. It's a really dumb idea.

  6. weka 7

  7. adam 8

    Yeap it's another coup d'etat. Just one more reason why the right wing and centrists are not to be trusted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCY_ReFRT8o

    • joe90 8.1

      Arse.

      Nothing to do with centrists and everything to do with tRump's resumption of traditional US fuckery in the Americas.

  8. Brigid 9

    Not so much a resumption as a continuation of US fuckery with countries it seeks to control. This fuckery was initiated long before trump had any influence.

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