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Daily review 15/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 15th, 2021 - 33 comments
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33 comments on “Daily review 15/07/2021 ”

  1. Anne 1

    To all Standardistas – whether you be author, commenter or just a lurker – who have yet to have your Covid jab, here is a little tip. Just don't tell anyone who told you. 😉

    Take a walking stick with you [whether you need one or not] and its a breeze. You'll be outa there in next to no time. It's like flying First Class. Just keep looking ahead as you pass the queues of people patiently waiting their turn.

    • McFlock 1.1


    • Rosemary McDonald 1.2

      Feigning disability to get preferential treatment because, like, disabled people always fly first…classy Anne.

      Nearly six out of every 10 people who died with coronavirus in England last year were disabled, figures suggest.

      Some 30,296 of the 50,888 deaths between January and November were people with a disability, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows.

      It also suggests the risk of death is three times greater for more severely disabled people.

      The ONS figures suggest disabled people were disproportionately affected by the pandemic – accounting for 17.2% of the study population but nearly 60% of coronavirus deaths.

      PS. Peter wants to know if you or any of your mates here would like to borrow an old wheelchair. Waay better than a crappy old walking stick.

      • Anne 1.2.1

        Two bung knees, arthritis in my lower back and hip, fingers and one foot? Good enough for you and your mate eh? Having an operation soon.

        Get over yourself and grow a sense of humour. And as for your claims on this site, I don't read them. I listen to the real scientists – the internationally acclaimed scientists who know what they're talking about and who don't indulge in scare mongering and conspiracy theories. You're outnumbered girl – vastly out numbered by the thousands of top professionals both in NZ and overseas.

    • Patricia Bremner 1.3

      Hi Anne, I use a walking stick and you are right! A shock of white hair helps too!! lol

  2. Graeme 2

    Preview for tomorrow…

    ‘elp stuffed the width of that up and can’t see how to edit it

    [image resized]

    • Muttonbird 2.1

      Tip: After hitting the image icon there's boxes with dimensions, height and width. The width of images for this site shouldn't be above 550 or 600 in order to see the whole image.

      Not easy to fix once submitted I think.

      We get the idea with this one though, lol.

      • McFlock 2.1.1

        in firefox you can right-click / select and open image in new tab

        Moderately curious as to where Tremain is being published. Not sure I've seen one of his since the Samoan measles one led to a conscious uncoupling from the ODT.

        • Muttonbird

          My take is that farmers are the same as gangs. One rapes the environment for profit, the other rapes society for profit.

          • McFlock

            Thing is, gangs around the world also form as community structures for people alienated and disenfranchised from society, especially culturally and economically.

            Whereas farmers (as opposed to farm workers, sharecroppers/milkers, etc) tend to be part of the dominant culture and economic class.

            That's actually the bit that the angle of "the gangs are nothing but evil" usually misses: gangs are almost always a byproduct of society rejecting different groups who form their own underground structures that have a tendency towards violence and criminal enterprises because once you're outside of society then there's no benefit to obeying society's laws.

            But rural landowners historically work to keep other groups disenfranchised, just like their urban capitalist peers.

            One good thing about the British titular system: it sure underlines the connection between feudal and capitalist elites.

            • Graeme

              I refer to Federated Farmers as the Farmers Union to some of the farmers I do work for. They get the point. I'm careful who I say that to though, some wouldn't take it at all well.

              • McFlock


                Mum occasionally talks about living in q'town during '81 (well, so did I, but was little and don't have much memory of any of the politics). Yep, prudence required a certain reticence on some topics at the time.

            • Jenny how to get there

              What struck me most about the Mongrel Mob, after spending a little time with them, is how poor they were.

      • millsy 2.1.2

        Marching for the freedom to poison the water.

        If I had my way, I would have these farmers in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

      • Andre 2.1.3

        It's real easy to fix after it's submitted.

        Forinstance, here's an image just directly linked from https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/facebook/65/jack-o-lantern_1f383.png

        Then I've submitted the comment and decided it's a bit big for an emoji, so I'll edit the comment, find the image ref, and add width="40" just before the />. So the end of the image tag now reads /jack-o-lantern_1f383.png width="40"/>.
        Result at width="40" looks like:

        For a full width image, width="550″ works, or width="500" if it's downthread and indented. Or width="100%" allegedly works too.

    • Incognito 2.2

      All fixed 🙂

      • Graeme 2.2.1

        Ta I put 500 in the width but it did't seem to do the deed. Inserted the image via url as that was the only way I could see to do it

        • Incognito

          No worries, that’s what we’re here for 😉

          Lprent has recently made some changes when the site was down for 4 days and that may have something to do with it.

  3. Treetop 3

    The trans Tasman bubble is going swimmingly. No hiccups what so ever.

  4. joe90 4

    We missed this wee gem last year. Must have been something else going on

    A House Democrat has introduced a bill that would ban presidents or other federal officials from using nuclear bombs in an attempt to alter weather patterns.

    Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) told The Washington Post in an interview published Tuesday that her bill was in response to a report from August that President Trump had inquired about using such weapons against hurricanes. Trump later denied the report.


    • McFlock 4.1

      I tells ya, the White House has lost a bigly genius when the election was stolen. Dear leader made tremendous advances in medicine, physics, space exploration, economics, tax policy, wall engineering, and myriad other fields in only 4 years. While bringing peace to the middle east and stopping illegal immigration.

      When we tell our grandkids, ain't nobody will believe it.

  5. Anne 5

    Trump later denied the report.

    Course he said it. I remember the report coming out about it. His ignorance of anything remotely scientific was beyond terrifying. I recall his attempt to redraw a weather map to try and make it look like he was right when he said some hurricane was going to hit Arizona which it wasn't and didn't. It was on the level of a caveman drawing from the early days of humankind. No, that's an insult to the cavemen.

    America's meteorologists must have been mortified at the demeaning of their academic careers which take years and years to complete.

  6. Robert Guyton 6

    John Key – gangs – what???


  7. Patricia Bremner 8

    Groundswell are going to have a lot of rain and wind to contend with while riding tractors with their dogs.

    I agree some are pressured by change, but they have a roof over their heads food on the table…..they have been offered huge help.

    This government has put millions into helping farmers identify problems begin farm planning and training both for farmers and staff to develop the nate system etc.
    Some have gone to regenerative farming and are flourishing. Good for them.

    This protest is anger at having to be accountable. Many of us have lived through reviews and restructuring and we admit it is hard… but many farmers need to alter their damaging behaviour.

    They are blessed they are allowed to protest. I am yet to see what they want other than to "drag the chain' about stopping 'factory farming.'

    Everyone is facing uncertainty right now. Look across the ditch, they have been saved from lockdown here.

  8. Forget now 9

    Evil, yes. Stupid, no.

    The report – “No 32-04 \ vd” – is classified as secret. It says Trump is the “most promising candidate” from the Kremlin’s point of view… There is a brief psychological assessment of Trump, who is described as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex”.

    There is also apparent confirmation that the Kremlin possesses kompromat, or potentially compromising material, on the future president, collected – the document says – from Trump’s earlier “non-official visits to Russian Federation territory”.

    The paper refers to “certain events” that happened during Trump’s trips to Moscow…This would help bring about Russia’s favoured “theoretical political scenario”. A Trump win “will definitely lead to the destabilisation of the US’s sociopolitical system” and see hidden discontent burst into the open, it predicts.

    The Kremlin summit

    There is no doubt that the meeting in January 2016 took place – and that it was convened inside the Kremlin.


  9. Jenny how to get there 10


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