Daily Review 16/07/2018

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16 comments on “Daily Review 16/07/2018”

  1. dV 1

    Just watching the news about french winning the world cup.

    Thank god they won, what mahem/riots would have happened if they lost.

    And a side note 13 out of the 16 players are immigrants!!!!

  2. Chris T 2

    Well Elon Musk has shown how big a tosser he is today.

    Straight after reports he donated to the republicans

    This will not end well for him

    • dV 2.1

      AND
      Elon Musk tweets he’ll “bet ya a signed dollar” that Thai cave rescuer is a “pedo

      https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/15/elon-musk-tweets-hell-bet-ya-a-signed-dollar-that-thai-cave-rescuer-is-a-pedo/

      Liked this tweet
      He didn’t just call the British rescuer in Thailand a pedophile. He called him a pedophile because he couldn’t imagine another reason for a white guy to be in Thailand. Which is a false assumption. Sometimes white guys visit Thailand to show off their useless submarines.

    • AsleepWhileWalking 2.2

      Tesla is on the ropes anyway.

      Apparently after forcing assembly line employees to walk through sewage + offering them Red Bull to meet ridiculous production targets yesterday the plant emptied out.

      Allegations that the number of cars produced are faked, damaged batteries being installed in new cars, etc etc appear true. The whistle blowing + losing money each car they sell make the biggest legend of Tesla that they are still around IMHO.

    • Draco T Bastard 2.3

      Musk has been doing nothing but piss me off recently. His arrogance and sense of entitlement is ob display and it looks disgusting.

      • tc 2.3.1

        Tesla needs a lot more capital to reach its ‘targets’ so musk pissing the analysts off with his petulant ways is asking for trouble.

        Then there’s the issue of those batteries themselves and there not being enough rare earth elements to match the quantities required.

        He’s dodged technology, supply and financial concerns with bravado and BS combined with distraction PR stunts like promising to solve Sth Australia’s power issues, Thai cave rescuers etc.

        Clocks ticking on the grand Tesla scheme as great ideas are one thing, execution another skill set altogether.

    • McFlock 2.4

      Putting all the musk-stuff above together, his failure to meet production targets is putting him under stress and the PR boon he was banking on for more market capitalisation has gone to shit, so he’s spitting the dummy and will soon take one of his rockets to his secret moon base (where his car landed and was retrieved) and threaten the UN with his “lay” “zer” so that the UN provides the additional capitalisation for his overly ambitious car business. 🙂

  3. JC 3

    I don”t generally follow sport … however in the Spirit of the Anti apartheid Spring-box protest …

    Big Ups To Solidarity to those “girls’who stand for what they believe!

    “Pussy Riot became the only people to make a meaningful statement about Russian politics during the World Cup—and it came on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s triumphant meeting with Donald Trump. They also created, on one of the biggest stages in the world, an image of unjust and arbitrary authority, the sort with which a hundred and forty-five million Russians live day to day.”

    https://www.newyorker.com/sporting-scene/replay/world-cup-2018-the-moral-clarity-of-pussy-riots-protest

    https://www.haaretz.com/life/.premium.MAGAZINE-the-day-the-protest-died-whatever-happened-to-pussy-riot-1.5626863

    • JC 3.1

      PS .. following a further 9mins (18) of reflection…

      This has to be the Best result of the “match”.
      (just so long as those Good police aren’t sent to Siberia)….

      Get your helmets on!

  4. Anne 4

    Trump’s latest tweet ahead of his meeting with Putin:

    @realDonaldTrump
    President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it. When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!

    • marty mars 4.1

      indeed

      some good graphics downpage there

  5. JC 6

    “To avoid a 10-hour, third-class sleeper train, he had made a late-night call to a contact at the railways who somehow managed to free two seats on a sold-out bullet train.

    Unfortunately, the female conductor was not in on the scam and noted the discrepancy during her roll-call. She demanded to see his passport, and as he got his papers, he quickly slipped in a 2000-ruble note ($NZ27).

    As she walked off he nervously smiled.

    “She will either take the money or I’ll get kicked off at the next station. And even then she will probably still take my money.”

    A few minutes later the conductor chucked the passport back on his lap, and walked off. The bribe had done the trick.”

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/fifa-world-cup/361851/weird-and-wonderful-russia-did-not-disappoint

  6. Philj 7

    Yes, unfortunately, RNZ has more weird and wonderful, trivial and tripe, blather and bilge than ever before. Apparently, it’s rating
    better than ever. I have been a life long listener. Sad, but no more. It’s gone the way of click bait media. Sort it out Minister.

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