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Daily review 23/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 6:24 pm, July 23rd, 2019 - 24 comments
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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 …

24 comments on “Daily review 23/07/2019 ”

  1. Muttonbird 1

    Electric car?

  2. joe90 2

    Freshly disinterred.

    • Robert Guyton 2.1

      A sentence? How about 10 years?

    • Incognito 2.2

      Now I know why I prefer B & W photos and low-resolution.

    • Andre 2.3

      Snapped mid-shapeshift.

    • Stuart Munro. 2.4

      Trump is just an old man who wants to be loved, by his daughter. ~ Frankie Boyle

      • joe90 2.4.1

        I doubt Frankie has read this thread.*

        (careful, conjectured awfulness, possible trigger)*

        • Stuart Munro. 2.4.1.1

          Many a true word eh.

        • McFlock 2.4.1.2

          I think the emotional read is probably pretty good, but everyone in the thread is reaching way too far for the causes of the read.

          dolt45 is probably a little bit bored and cranky, and when they showed him Curchill's bed with reverence I think he just realised that he would never, ever be treated with that level of respect. This is a POTUS who gets outright shade from his staff – e.g. "I'm a real lawyer, sir", as documented in the Mueller report. His bed is going in a skip (or a biowaste container).

          Ivanka's just doing a learned "respectful" posture – but she is focussed on dolt45, and knows he's close to being a fucking tool, again, in a UK national monument, so it's more exagerrated.

  3. Incognito 3

    Where’s Ivanka?

  4. Robert Guyton 4

    "Just before 6pm, the two protesters were wearing head lamps and writing messages on the windows of the 20th floor. The blinds inside the offices had been pulled down."

    I wonder if they'd "pull the blinds", betted they would and am glad they did; the symbolism is perfect for the activists.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/114430112/greenpeace-activists-climbing-the-majestic-centre-in-central-wellington

    The climbers are still on the building, but heading slowly down to the ground.

  5. joe90 5

    We're going to roast ourselves.

    Heatwaves fuel fires

    Since the start of June, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) has tracked over 100 intense and long-lived wildfires in the Arctic Circle. In June alone, these fires emitted 50 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to Sweden’s total annual emissions. This is more than was released by Arctic fires in the same month between 2010 and 2018 combined.

    Although wildfires are common in the northern hemisphere between May and October, the latitude and intensity of these fires, as well as the length of time that they have been burning for, has been particularly unusual, according to CAMS Senior Scientist and wildfires expert, Mark Parrington.

    The ongoing Arctic fires have been most severe in Alaska and Siberia, where some have been large enough to cover almost 100 000 football pitches, or the whole of Lanzarote. In Alberta, Canada, one fire is estimated to have been bigger than 300 000 pitches. In Alaska alone, CAMS has registered almost 400 wildfires this year, with new ones igniting every day.

    The average June temperature in the parts of Siberia where wildfires are raging, was almost ten degrees higher than the 1981–2010 long-term average.

    Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of a fire in Alaska. [Credit: Pierre Markuse]

    https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/unprecedented-wildfires-arctic

  6. greywarshark 6

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/395025/departments-review-policies-after-ssc-report-into-political-leanings-survey-questions

    New Zealand Politics 2:18 pm today

    Departments review policies after SSC report into political leanings survey questions

    Questions about political leanings in surveys by Inland Revenue, the Department of Conservation and Statistics NZ were inappropriate and had the potential to undermine political neutrality, the State Services Commission has found.

  7. joe90 8

    The butchers have been busy.

    /

    AMMAN (Reuters) – Air strikes on a popular market and residential neighborhoods killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an attack on one of the main opposition-held cities in northwestern Syria, rescuers and residents said.

    The raids, believed to be carried out by either Syrian or Russian jets, targeted Maarat al-Numan, a densely populated city in the south of Idlib province, leaving a trail of destruction and carnage, they said.

    […]

    Busy marketplaces and residential areas have been frequently targeted during a campaign waged by Syria and Russia since the end of April. Assaults on civilian areas have killed hundreds, rescuers say. Airstrikes killed another six people in the town of Saraqeb on Monday.

    Russia’s Ministry of Defence on Monday denied its planes had carried out the latest air strikes, saying they had not flown any missions in Idlib.

    Allegations of Russian involvement were “a fake” pushed by the White Helmets rescue workers, it said in statement.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-raids-idUSKCN1UH0QD

  8. Stuart Munro. 9

    Digital mapping or "pilot error"?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/114453541/south-korea-fires-warning-shots-at-russian-planes-after-airspace-violation

    Hormuz is not the only space in contention it seems.

  9. joe90 10

    General election before Christmas?

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