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Daily review 24/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 6:16 pm, June 25th, 2019 - 26 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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26 comments on “Daily review 24/06/2019 ”

  1. Kat 1

    "To the Transport Minister, why does he think people would want to ride around in buses, trains and other forms of public transport rather than their own cars………."

    • Kevin 1.1

      Whats your point?

      • Kat 1.1.1

        Christmas day is celebrated on the 25th December…..each year.

        The sun rises in the east….sets in the west.

        Bears poo in the woods.

        The pope is catholic.

        Night follows day.

        National to spend minimum nine years in opposition.

  2. joe90 2

    Masters of the fucking universe – shot through with dilettantism, sexual harassment and sherry.

    Politicians from 1980s Oxford dominated both the Remain and Leave camps, but they were divided by the subject of their degrees. Oxford’s “prime minister’s degree” is PPE[16]: politics, philosophy, economics. It has often been associated with the Brexiters. Ivan Rogers[17], for instance, a grammar schoolboy in 1980s Oxford and the UK’s permanent representative to the EU until he resigned in 2017, discerned “a very British establishment sort of revolution. No plan and little planning, oodles of PPE tutorial-level plausible bullshit, supreme self-confidence that we understand others’ real interests better than they do . . . ”

    May entrusted the Brexiters with executing Brexit. But they were debaters, not policymakers. They couldn’t debate Brussels into submission

    Yet in fact in 2016 the PPEists were almost all Remainers: Cameron, Hunt, Stewart, Philip Hammond, Matt Hancock, Sam Gyimah, Hinds, Nick Boles, the Milibands, Balls, Cooper and Peter Mandelson. They had presumably chosen the degree in search of the cutting-edge knowledge needed to run a modern country. (Fatefully, the one great PPEist Leaver was the media proprietor Rupert Murdoch, who in 1950s Oxford had been business manager of Cherwell and a Labour Club member.)

    By contrast, most Brexiters had studied backward-looking subjects: Classics for Johnson, History for Rees-Mogg and Hannan, and English Literature (which mostly meant the canon) for Gove. They were nostalgics. Hence Johnson’s hagiography of Churchill and Rees-Mogg’s much-mocked recent paean The Victorians, while Gove as education secretary strove to make sure pupils learnt 19th-century literature and Britain’s “island story".

    […]

    In the small, insular world of the British establishment, every so often a clique of people can exert an extraordinary influence. There is a curious parallel between the 1980s Oxford Tories and the 1930s Cambridge spies[18]. The charming, blond, dishevelled Etonian sybarite Guy Burgess, Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt and John Cairncross also emerged from an intimate, all-male, public-school network. Four of them were at Trinity College, with Maclean next door at Trinity Hall. Confident enough to formulate a revolutionary worldview despite being ill-informed, they embraced a utopian cause: Soviet communism. It promised a far-off paradise that they never expected to live in themselves. Working towards it was great fun.

    https://unv.is/ft.com/content/85fc694c-9222-11e9-b7ea-60e35ef678d2

  3. Fireblade 3

    Daily review 24/06/2019 ?

    Happy birthday to you… ?

  4. Muttonbird 4

    Simon Bridges' leadership is so awful he can't even do a reshuffle without people quitting.

    He promotes serial snooper Chris Bishop – I guess trawling government websites for secrets, and snap-chatting teenagers does pay!

    And he promotes the bag of flour, Paul Goldsmith – who isn't even allowed to campaign in his own electorate!

    The divisions in National are growing wider and more hostile every day. Way to bring people together, Simon.

    JuCo will be very, very angry right now. 😅

  5. A 5

    Hopefully the flatmates are ok with going wired again (or at least turning off wifi at night). Won't block the neighbours wifi though.

  6. Jenny - How to Get there? 6

    A false flag attack in Epsom.

    Paul Goldsmith ripping down his own election signs.

    And the farce continues….

    Ripping down his own election signs mightn't be enough this time, to keep the Right Wing ACT Party in government this time Paul Goldsmith might have to get the public media to tessellate his features, or turn himself into background shrubbery.

  7. joe90 7

    Lady nails it.

  8. joe90 8

    The bank that ties you up and gives your overdraft facility a safe word.

    • WeTheBleeple 8.1

      Some of those corporate functions are the most pathetic things I've seen in my life.

      One time at the Heritage they came in in suits. There were canapes and other finger foods in reception, pretty girls running round fussing over disgruntled men. Men who all looked like the world had just farted a fish supper. Puckered of mouth and asshole, yet opinions rang loud.

      As they filed into the main room a rock-spectacular type laser light show and surround sound system kicked in. Techno and lasers with heavy bass thumping through the floor. More girls led them by the arm to tables adorned with crystal and silver, voluminous flower arrangements, linen napkins, wines, gift bags…

      Two spotlights lit up, they swept the room, left to right, up and down, across the roof, along the walls, searching, searching. A drum roll kicks in, it gets louder and louder, the lights sweeping broader and faster, all coming to a crescendo.

      Ladies and Gentlemen (only ladies there were in mini dresses getting fondled by the guests as they tried to negotiate the gaps between tables) . LADIES AND GENTLEMENNNN, Welcome to the future. Smoke begins pouring from the floor as the lights hone in to sweep around the stage area, a rumbling thunder joins the drumroll, it's getting tighter and tighter, the noise is almost deafening now. Stage foggers spit bursts of smoke from the ceiling, it's as loud as a steam engine. Red and green pah can lights flicker in lines like a runway pointing towards the still dark centre. The music stops, the spotlights swivel in and focus on the central point, a curtain raises.

      It is a fridge.

  9. Peter 9

    Chris Bishop has rocketed up to 16th on National's list.

    Here is the news, here is a perspective, here is a context:

    Jami-Lee Ross was 8th on their list. smiley

  10. RedLogix 10

    “Yet democracy and the rule of law, as well as a wide range of civil and political rights are every bit at risk,” Alston’s report said. “The risk of community discontent, of growing inequality, and of even greater levels of deprivation among some groups, will likely stimulate nationalist, xenophobic, racist and other responses. Maintaining a balanced approach to civil and political rights will be extremely complex.”

    The impacts of the climate crisis could increase divisions, Alston said. “We risk a ‘climate apartheid’ scenario where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer,” he said.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/25/climate-apartheid-united-nations-expert-says-human-rights-may-not-survive-crisis

    • joe90 10.1

      It's almost like there's a plan to keep the hoi polloi in the dark while disaster capitalism hands the world over to the new aristocracy.

      The Trump administration has refused to publicize dozens of government-funded studies that carry warnings about the effects of climate change, defying a longstanding practice of touting such findings by the Agriculture Department’s acclaimed in-house scientists.

      The studies range from a groundbreaking discovery that rice loses vitamins in a carbon-rich environment — a potentially serious health concern for the 600 million people world-wide whose diet consists mostly of rice — to a finding that climate change could exacerbate allergy seasons to a warning to farmers about the reduction in quality of grasses important for raising cattle.

      All of these studies were peer-reviewed by scientists and cleared through the non-partisan Agricultural Research Service, one of the world’s leading sources of scientific information for farmers and consumers.

      None of the studies were focused on the causes of global warming – an often politically charged issue. Rather, the research examined the wide-ranging effects of rising carbon dioxide, increasing temperatures and volatile weather.

      https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/23/agriculture-department-climate-change-1376413

      • RedLogix 10.1.1

        Climate change was always going to be a complex, challenging issue. But when it was weaponised for purely political purposes … even I sometimes despair a little at how intransigent the deniers have become.

        With 300m people right now affected by a deep drought and dire water shortage in India, the wheels are wobbling in front of our eyes.

        Very testing times ahead.

    • Poission 10.2

      Well if a climate emergency is imminent, human rights are usually suspended under a state of emergency.

      As many environmentalists and even elected Democrats have come to believe that serious climate disruption is already upon us, it has become fashionable to call for a World War II-style mobilization to fight climate change. But virtually no one will actually call for any of the sorts of activities that the United States undertook during the war mobilization—rationing food and fuels, seizing property, nationalizing factories or industries, or suspending democratic liberties.

      https://issues.org/the-empty-radicalism-of-the-climate-apocalypse/

      • RedLogix 10.2.1

        Skimmed that link; worth reading in depth when I'm not so tired. Thank you.

      • Pat 10.2.2

        A lot of truth in that article…..much sense but little chance of success or action

      • WeTheBleeple 10.2.3

        Jeepers. I had no idea that nobody had a coherent plan.

        I doubt a decent plan is that hard to figure out, except for two tremendous hurdles.

        Political will and public backing. I think the former comes from the latter except the whole my hands in your pocket circle jerk going on:

        Public backing may be easy to address if a means were devised to break the back of those elites manufacturing denialism as a means of enrichment. But they are deeply embedded in western politics, and one might suspect, the east as well. It's a dangerous game of graballyoucan these bastards are playing as time runs out.

        When the truth might be broadcast without all the interference: a plan might be put forward to lend purpose and direction to the fearful and largely aimless masses. Those working too hard to wade through the layers of lunacy and larks… which is most of us.

        A plan that outlines the role of business, of utilities, and the public. A 'let's do this' that actually outlines what is needed to be done. Without fucking Hoskings opinion of it.

        Media should be bitch slapped back into recording facts – or pay massive fines and risk shutdown for deception and endangering the public.

        And with a working example of what's required other governments and populations can be lent hope of a way forward, and join in.

        There are many good ideas in that document, and points for articles from some of our TS writers – hint hint.

        • Macro 10.2.3.1

          Presidential Candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has a plan for that:

          Washington Gov. Jay Inslee: Inslee has made climate change the heart of his campaign and established himself as the clear leader of the pack on climate policy. His climate plan is not one proposal, but four (and counting) giant packages of proposals, each longer and more detailed than the entire plans of the other campaigns.

          Part one is about getting to 100 percent clean energy in electricity, new cars, and new buildings. Part two is a 10-year, $9 trillion investment plan. Part three is about how climate change would reshape foreign policy under Inslee. And part four, out earlier this week, is about cutting off the flow of fossil fuels from the US — “keeping it in the ground,” as the kids say.

          The campaign promises more to come, including “strategies to promote farmers, sustainable agriculture, and thriving rural economies” and to “achieve greater climate, economic and environmental justice in building our clean energy future.”

          All together, it amounts to more than a campaign document: It is a blueprint, an ambitious plan the next president, whoever it may be, can use to hit the ground running on climate change.

          https://www.vox.com/2019/6/25/18715447/green-new-deal-climate-change-first-democrat-debate 

          • WeTheBleeple 10.2.3.1.1

            This guy will help bring focus where it's needed aye.

            From the Vox article of Part 1 of Inslee's plan

            "The problem with climate debates waged over symbolism is that they encourage everyone to retreat to their identity-based camps and dig in."

            Whereas, with an actual comprehensive plan, the debate is largely moot, and (substantial) progress might be initiated.

            It would make a huge difference to much of the world's psychological well being with the US back on board. Although, the majority of the US is on board acknowledging the problem, though the severity is yet to sink in for many. It's just that there's a freakshow in charge right now.

            Even a couple of years ago, many of us had no idea just how serious it all was. There has been substantial shift in public opinion. Climate denial is only fashionable to the wilfully ignorant these days. Even they lack any strength in their convictions.

            There'll always be a few hardcore dickheads spouting their conspiracist nonsense; but the majority of us are tuned in, albeit dazed and confused.

            With government inaction and political nonsense, it is understandable many 'head for the hills' and/or 'bunker down'. Faith in government might be restored somewhat with coherent planning and the stimulus infrastructure activity will bring.

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