Daily Review 24/07/2018

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10 comments on “Daily Review 24/07/2018”

  1. Draco T Bastard 1

    The benefits of free-trade?

    Three Sydney children have become ill after using an imported eyeliner from Pakistan almost entirely made of lead.

    The Hashmi Kohl branded product was 84 per cent lead and also contained high levels of dangerous metals including arsenic, cadmium, chromium and mercury, NSW Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean said today.
    “Some of the product packaging even specifically states that no lead is present, which is a total disgrace,” Mr Kean said in a statement.

    This is why we don’t have an open slather removal of regulations on trade between countries and the right-wing and economists seem to think we need. It’s why FTAs don’t work either as the importation of sub-standard steel from China proved – even with them what we get isn’t what’s advertised.

    • AsleepWhileWalking 1.1

      I recall some non branded tampons sold in Woolworths in the 90s/early 2000s had a vibe about them. I wish I kept them because I’m certain the weird plastic applicator was highly toxic.

  2. joe90 2

    Drowning in claptrap.

    What does that mean? Bezmenov explained that the most striking thing about ideological subversion is that it happens in the open as a legitimate process. “You can see it with your own eyes,” he said. The American media would be able to see it, if it just focused on it.  Here’s how he further defined ideological subversion: 

    “What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.” 

    https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/34-years-ago-a-kgb-defector-described-america-today

  3. joe90 3

    Meanwhile, a lunatic summited, and skied down K2.

    This red line is now a 'Bargiel Ski Line.' Respect to 30 y/o Polish hero Andrzej Bargiel @JedrekBargiel who skied down savage Mt #K2 (8611 m) today keeping the world speechless. #K2SkiChallenge pic.twitter.com/uFJ6T3j9Nu— Everest Today (@EverestToday) July 22, 2018

  4. Pat 4

    “Which region will be less affected by the coming climate crisis: New Zealand or Alaska? Is Google really building Ray Kurzweil a home for his brain, and will his consciousness live through the transition, or will it die and be reborn as a whole new one? Finally, the CEO of a brokerage house explained that he had nearly completed building his own underground bunker system and asked: “How do I maintain authority over my security force after the Event?”

    The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr Robot hack that takes everything down.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/23/tech-industry-wealth-futurism-transhumanism-singularity

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Rushkoff

    Nutter or seer?

  5. greywarshark 5

    Listen to the pitiful story of someone trapped in insurmountable debt because of increased charges and punitive treatment by one of the Big Four of the Financial Square Table.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018655098/living-and-retiring-in-debt

    With the up-coming review of the rules around borrowing and lending, the National Building Financial Capability Trust says they are seeing an increase in people entering retirement owing money.

    The trust supports 60,000 people around the country who come to them for help getting out of debt.
    The NBFCT is also seeing an increase in the number of people releasing their KiwiSaver early, under the hardship clause.

    Submissions to the government close next week on the review of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.

    The NBFCT is hoping for a reduction in the amount of loans being given to people who don’t have the means to repay them.

    Kathryn speaks to Rosalie Grant, who is a member of the Board of the Building Financial Capability Trust, and manager at the Nelson Budget Service.

    Also financial mentor with the Pakuranga and Howick Budget Service Adrienne Gallie and Rose, who tells her story of an increasing spiral of difficulty re-paying debt.Bank profits race ahead of rest of NZ’s earnings | Stuff.co.nz
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/…/bank-profits-race-ahead-of-rest-of-nzs-earnings
    May 9, 2018 – Profits of the big four are increasing at three times the rate of NZ’s GDP. They could pay every employee $200k and still break even.

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