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5:30 pm, July 27th, 2022 - 26 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 …
The marvelous Mr Yule, the forgotten Velvet. Thanks.
Only forgotten by some (most?)…if you liked that, you'll love this.
The Prime Minister talks about Foot & Mouth (not Luxon this time – he's foot-in-mouth)
Looks like it's all on with Tuiono for Green leader tilt against Shaw.
he's still thinking it through afaik. Having a hard time getting the info though, they're not making it easy /irony.
This sums up the general approach regarding coverage of the Greens:
Remember when Jacinda Ardern declined to influence the decision on cannabis reform…
Marama Davidson should publicly back James Shaw, now.
I'll be very disappointed if she keeps mum.
I'm hoping they're all working through what to do here (rather than it being a taking sides, politicking/campaigning thing).
I believe they are. Some issues present themselves as a result though.
If the whole parade was a ploy to capture the fickle attention of the public, it has gone pretty well, I'd say.
That's largely accidental and it's a shame the focus is on largely superficial title/role change and not on real challenges of climate change and inequality. Hopefully the MPs can continue use the attention (of the media, let's be honest here) to point out that contradiction, seeing as it'll be decided by party members, not the public at large.
As to Marama Davidson backing Shaw:
A very firm not sure where I have landed from Tuiona, who hadn't thought of contesting for the leadership till after the week. Think of the party Tuiono
It should take him about 5 seconds to think it through. Shall I stand against Shaw and be totally humiliated in a one sided vote?
Time to piss or get off the pot as they say.
he's facilitating talking with the young greens and the left greens. That's a good thing. Bigger picture.
And I agree with that view also, weka.
To have "bashed" the malcontented yoofs, green and rainbow, into submission would have been very un-Green, wouldn't it.
There seems to be plenty of talking and listening, giving and taking time going on.
Very unlike the behaviour of the "straighter" parties, I'm pleased to say.
setting up a crisis for next year's AGM if this one gets ignored or dismissed. Or the year after.
He's wasting his time. Do you think the Green Party would increase their popularity with him and Marama as co leaders, compared to Marama and James?
What's happened has happened so it's probably a good idea to put someone up against Shaw so that the entire episode at least has some meaning.
Julie Anne Genter has run before, I’d imagine she’s considering it again.
Seeing as any change in party hierarchy will be determined by party members the search for meaning is largely philosophical.
Not everything we read about grassroots protests is true or even truthful. Even Trump has jumped on the bandwagon of Dutch farmers.
Hook, line, and sinker.
It started (here on TS) with a YT clip (what else?) with zero commentary or discussion by the poster. Quite possibly they realised they had no idea WTF they were talking about and were simply parroting RW talking points from yet another academic wannabe YT star coming from nowhere and going nowhere and who’s already amassed 259 subscribers; it must be good for his CV and promotion prospects.
The Haber Bosch synthetic nitrogen process has provided over 1/2 of the worlds fertilizer since 1940,this supports around 45% of the worlds population, a world where both the health and life expectancy has increased.
Here is another way to put it in the carrying capacity of earths population.
A little bedtime reading.
Prosecutors who are questioning witnesses before a grand jury — including two top aides to Vice President Mike Pence — have asked in recent days about conversations with Trump, his lawyers, and others in his inner circle who sought to substitute Trump allies for certified electors from some states Joe Biden won, according to two people familiar with the matter. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
The prosecutors have asked hours of detailed questions about meetings Trump led in December 2020 and January 2021; his pressure campaign on Pence to overturn the election; and what instructions Trump gave his lawyers and advisers about fake electors and sending electors back to the states, the people said. Some of the questions focused directly on the extent of Trump’s involvement in the fake-elector effort led by his outside lawyers, including John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani, these people said.
https://wapo.st/3b6k0Q3 (WaPo freebie)
Previously undisclosed emails provide an inside look at the increasingly desperate and often slapdash efforts by advisers to President Donald J. Trump to reverse his election defeat in the weeks before the Jan. 6 attack, including acknowledgments that a key element of their plan was of dubious legality and lived up to its billing as “fake.”
The dozens of emails among people connected to the Trump campaign, outside advisers and close associates of Mr. Trump show a particular focus on assembling lists of people who would claim — with no basis — to be Electoral College electors on his behalf in battleground states that he had lost.
ACT calls Robertson on QE strategy and the government guarantee on the RBNZ asset purchases.
This transfers to an interest bearing debt (from an asset on the RBNZ balance sheet) and the treasury budget update did not fully clarify ( or indeed quantify) the risk.
The RBNZ signaled the offloading to the debt management office,with timing and management of the securities by Goldman Sachs.