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Daily Review 30/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:35 pm, May 30th, 2017 - 18 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 …

18 comments on “Daily Review 30/05/2017 ”

  1. Dv 1

    Has there been any verdict in the emnem case?

    • Ed 1.1

      Has anyone found out why the Waterview connection has not opened yet?

      • mickysavage 1.1.1

        I have not heard anything but I suspect the thought of dumping a whole lot of traffic onto the North Western motorway at peak time is going to cause the mother of all traffic jams and they don’t know what to do …

      • Ad 1.1.2

        With this scale of stuff-up they won’t so much as squeak until the Minister has the scissors in his hands.

        Next window is the July school holidays beginning July 8th: low traffic.

        • Ed

          It’s 2 months from July till the election.
          2 months for the gridlock to set in and for Auckland to see the failed transport policies of this wretched government.

          • Ad

            Oh no it’ll work.
            The trick is to open it knowing it’s a good three months before Auckland traffic patterns adjust.

            • Ed

              And the corporate media dutifully asks no difficult questions.

      • Incognito 1.1.3

        I’d say when Term 2 has finished, i.e. in the School Holidays starting Friday 7 July and ending Monday 24 July. Just a guess of course …

      • The decrypter 1.1.4

        I understand Gerry brownlee was inspecting it and got jammed and is still in there.

  2. joe90 2

    Because things always work out so well when political parties play footsie with militias.

    Multnomah County GOP chair James Buchal, however, told the Guardian that recent street protests had prompted Portland Republicans to consider alternatives to “abandoning the public square”.

    “I am sort of evolving to the point where I think that it is appropriate for Republicans to continue to go out there,” he said. “And if they need to have a security force protecting them, that’s an appropriate thing too.”

    Asked if this meant Republicans making their own security arrangements rather than relying on city or state police, Buchal said: “Yeah. And there are these people arising, like the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters.”


  3. joe90 3

    Principled man rubs their noses in it.

    According to the Kansas City Star, some fans walked out while Roger Waters and his band played the Pink Floyd song “Money,” while images of Trump’s failed casinos, Russian buildings, and photos of Kremlin officials flashed on the large screens surrounding the stage. One fan raised his middle finger toward the stage as he left the Sprint Center arena, apparently upset that a notoriously politically-conscious artist was including political themes in his show.


    • In Vino 3.1

      Good for Roger Waters. (But look what happened to John Lennon..)

    • rhinocrates 3.2

      Rather like the white supremacists who have been complaining that the new Star Trek TV series will have female and non-white actors in it. They miss the whole damn point by a mile and then act like delicate little snowflakes.

      • joe90 3.2.1

        They miss the whole damn point by a mile and then act like delicate little snowflakes.

        Fragile wee snowflakes have difficulty confronting their own bigotry, apparently.


        White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to what I refer to as White Fragility. White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. This paper explicates the dynamics of White Fragility.


  4. joe90 5

    Well jihadis are brown people.


    TigerSwan internal communications draw comparisons between the anti-DAPL movement and jihadist fighters, and characterize it as, “an ideologically driven insurgent with a strong religious component.” A report dated February 27, 2017 reads, in part:

    “[The anti-DAPL movement] generally followed the jihadist insurgency model while active, we can expect the individuals who fought for and supported it to follow a post-insurgency model after its collapse…. While we can expect to see the continued spread of the anti-DAPL diaspora … aggressive intelligence preparation of the battlefield and active coordination between intelligence and security elements are now a proven method of defeating pipeline insurgencies.”


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