Daily Review 21/04/2017

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13 comments on “Daily Review 21/04/2017”

  1. Ad 1

    French two for runoff hopefully known Tuesday

    • DoublePlusGood 1.1

      Hopefully Le Pen can just get edged into third somehow. But without preferential voting it’s really hard to say how it will turn out (PV would likely give a Macron win, I think).
      Let’s hope the conveniently timed attacks in Paris today don’t swing things the way of Le Pen.

  2. Jenny Kirk 2

    Is the pic today in response to the Govt’s latest announcement that almost every agency that deals with people’s personal affairs are all going to be joined up for data sharing? Massive privacy invasion I would think !

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/91780687/government-announces-new-social-investment-agency-to-help-vulnerable-kiwis

    • That is sinister stuff. I hope all of us can fight against this draconian and disturbing data sharing. Thanks for the link.

      • Jenny Kirk 2.1.1

        Me too – I’m getting a picture of a govt that is trying to get everything done before it comes undone ……….. (hopefully in Sept)

    • dv 2.2

      And there was a 12 year old who tried to commit suicide, and was sent home cause he was ‘OK’, and there wasn’t a bed for him.

      WE KNOW ABOUT problems NOW. And nothing or little is done.

  3. joe90 3

    It’s back.
    /

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said economic growth resulting from the proposed tax cuts would be so extreme that it would come close to recouping all of the lost revenue from the dramatic rate reductions.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/20/trumps-treasury-secretary-the-tax-cut-will-pay-for-itself/?

    • UncookedSelachimorpha 3.1

      The neoliberal wet dream continues…

      Never mind the utter lack of evidence for it – in fact the evidence is as often opposite (tax cuts can suppress economic growth).

  4. joe90 4

    Human sacrificed.

    VIDEO: Arkansas executes first inmate since 2005: https://t.co/dzoh6SQmer— The Associated Press (@AP) April 21, 2017

  5. Sabine 5

    this one will be interesting to follow – i usually don’t quote the full articles, but this one is just to nice to carve up in bite sized pieces. Here have some freedom cheese and some chardonai.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/20/donald-trump-protest-rallies-speech-237431?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange

    President Donald Trump’s lawyers argued in a Thursday court filing that protesters “have no right” to “express dissenting views” at his campaign rallies because such protests infringed on his First Amendment rights.

    The filing comes in a case brought by three protesters who allege they were roughed up and ejected from a March 2016 Trump campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky, by Trump supporters who were incited by the then-candidate’s calls from the stage to “get ’em out of here!”

    Lawyers for Trump’s campaign have argued that his calls to remove the protesters were protected by the First Amendment. But the federal district court judge hearing the case issued a ruling late last month questioning that argument, as well as the claim that Trump didn’t intend for his supporters to use force.

    The ruling cleared the case to proceed into discovery and towards a trial.

    Thursday’s filing by Trump’s campaign lawyers asks the judge to pause the proceedings and allow Trump’s legal team to appeal the ruling to a higher court “before subjecting the President to ‘unique’ and extraordinary burdens of litigation.”

    Specifically, Trump’s lawyers want the appeals court to reconsider whether Trump’s calls to remove the protesters were protected speech under the First Amendment and whether it’s reasonable to construe the calls as an incitement to violence. “

  6. mosa 6

    The election campaign in the U.K has barely begun but this recent outrage involving Jeremy Corbyn and a disabled child has set the tone for what will be one of the nastiest
    in recent history.

    Enduring this for the next 6 weeks will be hell on earth for Jeremy Corbyn but he has the character to rise above it and keep fighting.

    https://www.thecanary.co/2017/04/21/anti-corbyn-trolls-target-disabled-child-efforts-hurt-labour-leader-video/

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