Daily Review 12/10/2018

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Daily review is also your post.

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

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

23 comments on “Daily Review 12/10/2018”

  1. Anne 1

    Looks like Goff wanted to get in on that halo. If he’d leaned the other way he would have got the other one. 😉

    • Morrissey 1.1

      Nice to see you back, Anne. If you have the time, I’d like you to answer the following question I put to you two days ago…

      https://thestandard.org.nz/open-mike-10-10-2018/#comment-1534162

      [How about no? This should be a place where ideas are debated and people are not attacked because they put up ideas others disagree with – MS]

      • Sacha 1.1.1

        In the interests of Anne returning again, can I suggest you get another hobby Mr Breen.

        • Morrissey 1.1.1.1

          Why would she not return? Is she that delicate?

          • Incognito 1.1.1.1.1

            Interesting that you suggest that it might be a personal problem rather than considering, even for the briefest of moments, that it might be the negative vibe here that puts off people, particularly women, from visiting the site and reading the comments let alone commenting and contributing posts. This is not inviting, this is not welcoming, this is not inclusive, and it is definitely not helping progressive politics.

      • James 1.1.2

        Jesus you are like a broken record.
        Try reading your own post and work it out for yourself.

  2. Ed 3

    From George Galloway’s Twitter feed,

    “ISIS attacked Jabhat al-Nusra in Latamneh & 2 members of the #WhiteHelmets were killed in the attack. This can only mean that the 2 White Helmets were embedded w/ the Al-Qaeda affiliate. ISIS apparently acquired two barrels of chlorine from Nusra. #Syria.”

    Sounds like another false flag gas attack is being planned by those humanitarian White Helmets.

    What have the White Helmets and Bellingcat got in common?
    Both are run by English amateurs.

    More on these ‘humanitarians.’

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/james-le-mesurier-british-ex-military-mercenary-founded-white-helmets/230320/

      • adam 3.1.1

        Snoops has turned into a nitpicking forum.

        Which does a really good job of cherry picking the results it wants.

        I find it as reliable as RT. Reliability really does come into question when somthing is well over a year old.

        Edit: Odd way to call someone a liar with out of date information, Stuart Munro.

        • Stuart Munro 3.1.1.1

          You’re missing the bigger picture Adam.

          Scientists or journalists start from a position of not knowing, and follow the truth wheresoever it leads.

          Propagandists and trolls like Ed start from a desirable untruth, and try to build it from smears and nothing.

          You can see from the Snopes date that attempts to impugn the white helmets go back quite a long way. I imagine that this is because the Assad regime want no credible news of their misdeeds coming out.

          Bellingcat seem to be committing the same crime in Ed’s eyes – but not to worry – I’m sure that nice Mr Putin will have Eliot Higgins poisoned shortly.

          • adam 3.1.1.1.1

            “Big picture” , what a condescending and truly crappy comment.

            Here the little picture, The date stamp on your link is 2016 with an update early in 2017. How can that be a counter to information gathered since? The reality is you did to Ed what you accuse Ed of – propaganda and trolling.

            I’d say you’re neither a scientist or journalist in your approach, you’re just a person who has a beef with Ed.

        • Ed 3.1.1.2

          Munro puts Snopes and Bellingcat above
          Robert Fisk,
          Glenn Greenwald,
          Jeremy Scahill,
          Nicky Hager,
          John Stephenson,
          John Pilger,
          George Galloway,
          Patrick Cockburn,
          Seamus Milne,
          Naom Chomsky
          and Craig Murray as sources.

          • Stuart Munro 3.1.1.2.1

            Now you see here’s the thing Ed:

            The only people on that list worth taking note of would choose their disagreements with Bellingcat or Snopes judiciously.

            If they had information that led them to suppose Bellingcat or Snopes were in error, and that they could show this, they might well publish material to that effect.

            Only screaming ninnies such as Galloway, Murray, and yourself Ed, would need to make a blanket condemnation of them.

            And of course only screaming ninnies would have thoroughly so destroyed their own authority that they would be obliged to borrow the good names of more reputable people, attaching them to their fictions en bloc as if they endorsed your despotic fantasies in their entirety.

    • SPC 3.2

      Of course they are embedded with *** (every rebel held area group except ISIS), the Syrian government regards them as terrorists for providing medical aid to rebels and civilians in rebel held areas. Where else are they going to operate?

  3. Ed 4

    Must read.

    ‘UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

    ….At three degrees, southern Europe will be in permanent drought. The average drought in Central America would last 19 months and in the Caribbean 21 months. In northern Africa, the figure is 60 months — five years. The areas burned each year by wildfires would double in the Mediterranean and sextuple in the United States. Beyond the sea-level rise, which will already be swallowing cities from Miami Beach to Jakarta, damages just from river flooding will grow 30-fold in Bangladesh, 20-fold in India, and as much as 60-fold in the U.K. This is three degrees — better than we’d do if all the nations of the world honored their Paris commitments, which none of them are. Practically speaking, barring those dramatic tech deus ex machinas, this seems to me about as positive a realistic outcome as it is rational to expect.

    At four degrees, there would be eight million cases of dengue fever each year in Latin America alone. Global grain yields could fall by as much as 50 percent, producing annual or close-to-annual food crises. The global economy would be more than 30 percent smaller than it would be without climate change, and we would see at least half again as much conflict and warfare as we do today. Possibly more. Our current trajectory, remember, takes us higher still, and while there are many reasons to think we will bend that curve soon — the plummeting cost of renewable energy, the growing global consensus about phasing out coal — it is worth remembering that, whatever you may have heard about the green revolution and the price of solar, at present, global carbon emissions are still growing.’

    https://t.co/OgmFkh4wdP?amp=1

  4. UncookedSelachimorpha 5

    Government takes a failed approach from National’s playbook – bringing in foreign teachers to try to solve the teacher shortage.

    Speaking to two very experienced Auckland teachers tonight. They say the problem is the pay can be $55k while you need to service a $500k mortgage to live there. Bringing in foreign teachers won’t solve that basic problem – they will be in the same unsustainable boat.

    Hopefully this is only temporary – the government needs to address the underlying structural problem (which is low pay compared to living costs, among other things).

    This “skills shortage” immigration serves only one purpose – to suppress wages where workers would otherwise have bargaining power.

    • SPC 5.1

      The experienced teachers would have bought a home when homes were worth much less than todays $800,000 average in Auckland.

      What is needed for new teachers, nurses and police in Auckland (those sans home ownership) is money put into a homeownership account to help them save a deposit (they can only afford to pay rent out of wages). This in top of their pay (c5 then 10,000 pa as government afford it).

      • UncookedSelachimorpha 5.1.1

        Yes, the experienced teachers (semi-retired) were fine. It is the next generation of teachers (or lack thereof) they are thinking of.

  5. SPC 6

    Donald, of the real duck dynasty Drumpf, correctly notes how can the USA stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia when it gives away weapons to Israel for doing the same thing.

    I wonder how many members of Congress will note their double strandards on this issue?

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