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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking01 View Post
    I do recognise the above does not address ecological footprint, estimated
    resource over-consumption (Earth over-shoot) and need for more sustainable
    development. Which Mashman often mentions. [Ack]
    The behaviour linked to (which I rarely read these days given that the same things repeat so frequently) is a symptom of our lack of sustainable development. Our lack of sustainable development is a symptom of our business culture, more specifically the inability of the underpinning economic model to accept the program, Entire crops were lost (chur Agent Smith) or Housing market collapsed or giving a big wave to a nuclear power plant or we've had earthquakes hope you have insurance etc...

    Earth Overshoot is the voice of the planet in data, and it's saying "ok ok, 50 years is long enough. Tidy up your room or else...", with the else bit involving the slow slide into extinction whilst believing that extracting more resources is a good idea to maintain the economic model that is creating hell on Earth. No drama, just a simple way of putting it according to the evidence.

    Someone should do something

    The behaviour and economics that drive sustainability are subtly different from today, but that's another story.
    I didn't think!!! I experimented!!!

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    The Queen

    Another week, another queen. This time, the English Queen. Albeit
    her Madge recalling Don's last visit to the UK. I have to admit that
    she looked less than amused in the photo.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe...scott-morrison

    I can fully sympathise with her. She probably felt like letting the
    corgis loose on him, but then thought better of it.

    I admit that I'm not a great corgi fan, but I wouldn't wish that on
    any animal.

    Not only traumatised by the whole experience, but unable to ever
    get the taste out of their mouth.

    And then, adding insult to injury, having to have a distemper shot
    as well. I know who needs the f@#$%&* distemper shot.

    Besides, Don's Secret Service agents would have likely shot one
    of them - then there would have been a right royal international
    incident.

    I was thinking maybe Don could arrange a visit to Holland and go
    for the trifecta, but then I remembered that Beatrix abdicated to
    her son a few years ago.

    Ah well, I'm sure that there will be other opportunities.

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    So, how much did Gillette loose in Brand Value by going 'woke'?





    That would be $8 Billion.



    Get Woke, Go broke.
    Physics; Thou art a cruel, heartless Bitch-of-a-Mistress

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking01 View Post
    Another week, another queen. This time, the English Queen. Albeit
    her Madge recalling Don's last visit to the UK. I have to admit that
    she looked less than amused in the photo.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe...scott-morrison

    I can fully sympathise with her. She probably felt like letting the
    corgis loose on him, but then thought better of it.

    I admit that I'm not a great corgi fan, but I wouldn't wish that on
    any animal.

    Not only traumatised by the whole experience, but unable to ever
    get the taste out of their mouth.

    And then, adding insult to injury, having to have a distemper shot
    as well. I know who needs the f@#$%&* distemper shot.

    Besides, Don's Secret Service agents would have likely shot one
    of them - then there would have been a right royal international
    incident.

    I was thinking maybe Don could arrange a visit to Holland and go
    for the trifecta, but then I remembered that Beatrix abdicated to
    her son a few years ago.

    Ah well, I'm sure that there will be other opportunities.
    The "Windsors" are germans anyway so I couldnt care less. Good on Don for "messing her lawn up" I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    So, how much did Gillette loose in Brand Value by going 'woke'?





    That would be $8 Billion.



    Get Woke, Go broke.

    I used to buy Gillette. Fvck them. Schick seems to last longer anyways.

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    Further Outbreaks

    Had no sooner commented on the fires in the Amazon on Sunday:

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...risis-11841490

    and some scattered outbreaks were observed in the south of France
    overnight:

    https://www.dw.com/en/g7-in-biarritz...ays/a-50160282

    Fortunately, Don was on hand to pi$$ on everyone and to dampen
    down the hot spots.

    However, on the last day (26th), more high winds are expected,
    with the possibility of another willy-willy or two:

    https://www.apnews.com/2be891050c31428493e36606b2ef1223

    I did have to check the dictionary to see if I had applied the
    correct meteorological term:

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...rm=willy-willy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking01 View Post
    Had no sooner commented on the fires in the Amazon on Sunday:

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...risis-11841490

    and some scattered outbreaks were observed in the south of France
    overnight:

    https://www.dw.com/en/g7-in-biarritz...ays/a-50160282

    Fortunately, Don was on hand to pi$$ on everyone and to dampen
    down the hot spots.

    However, on the last day (26th), more high winds are expected,
    with the possibility of another willy-willy or two:

    https://www.apnews.com/2be891050c31428493e36606b2ef1223

    I did have to check the dictionary to see if I had applied the
    correct meteorological term:

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...rm=willy-willy

    Im surprised the usual suspects arent in a flap about Trump "declaring a national emergency" and just fully stopping trade with china altogether. They must be off getting their scripted talking points in order.

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    Post G7 Round-Up

    Now the post G7 conference statement has been issued, it's reassuring
    to see that "the hand is still firmly on the tiller of the global ship".

    Though I'm not quite so sure whose hand, and in which direction the ship
    is heading. I keep having these recurring dreams of water swirling around
    a plughole.

    The first article below leads with a photo of Don talking with one of the
    other attendees, though I'm not sure which one. The media did have
    some trouble with identifying some attendees, as South Africa's Cyril
    Ramaphosa can attest.

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/467394-g7-summit-macron-us/

    On that subject, I'm not even sure how Cyril managed an invitation
    (given that they managed to keep out all of the other BRICS members).

    Maybe with SA becoming chair of the African Union in 2020 (and the
    recent declaration of the African Free Trade Area), it was to ensure
    that he was clear about his "marching orders" for 2020. Who knows?

    Some commentators say that the G7 format is dead, but I think that is
    being unduly pessimistic.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...s-talking-shop

    It's a great place for the heads of state to come together and talk,
    and even poke a bit of fun at each other.

    This year, Macron poked some fun at Bolsonaro (about setting fires
    in his backyard) and Bolsonaro replied with comments about Macron's
    mother, er, wife. They didn't even need to all be present at the G7
    in order to do that. How good was that?

    And Macron invited the Iranian FM Zarif to come along and poke fun at
    Don and John Boy about the JCPOA. Though you had to have a sense
    of humour in the first place, and I'm not sure that is one of John Boy's
    strengths (with all his talk of sanctions and "maximum pressure" and
    escalation).

    But, to come back to the key point, it's important to keep talking.

    And (after a quick look at the post conference statement in the link
    below) they managed to avoid the hole of committing themselves to
    "talking and doing". Which China and Russia always seem to fall into.

    https://southfront.org/g7-format-is-dead/

    Speaking of which, maybe next year the G7 will change its mind and
    extend an invitation to both Russia and China (assuming, of course,
    they have both behaved themselves and not been disruptive in the
    meantime).

    And after this year's conference having been such a success, I hear
    that Don is proposing to host the G7 at his Miami golf club next year.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...l-miami-resort

    And if Zelensky from the Ukraine turns up to provide some light comic
    relief (assumes he lasts that long), then next years G7 conference
    could be even better than this years.

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    RBNZ Announcement Today

    https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/news/2019/0...onetary-policy

    My English is not so good. Perhaps some-one could translate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking01 View Post
    https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/news/2019/0...onetary-policy

    My English is not so good. Perhaps some-one could translate.

    They arent getting to fleece everyone quite as badly as they were so they are asking all the "peasants" to spend more of their hard earned money so they can steal it off us some more.

    Nah screw them. My money's staying in my "bank account".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking01 View Post
    https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/news/2019/0...onetary-policy

    My English is not so good. Perhaps some-one could translate.
    "We don't really understand why things aren't working the way they used to, but we're working on it. In the meantime, we're going to go with the tried and tested lower interest rate approach to encourage borrowing which will invoke magic enough to make people want to produce more goods and services so that people have more stuff they can chose from to buy. Then we cross our fingers that this brings some form of stability to the global market and NZ NZ rah rah rah.......".

    Nothing new.
    I didn't think!!! I experimented!!!

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    Brexit Update

    Obviously Don gave Boris a wee pep-talk while they were at the G7
    in the south of France ("just f@#$%&* do it and watch them squeal"),
    and Boris has duly fronted up in front of her Madge to ask her to sign
    off on suspending Parliament for a few weeks.

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/467480-bori...it-parliament/

    I had thought that on this occasion, her Madge might have said "enough
    is enough" and applied the brakes on the circus carousel.

    But No, her Madge, in line with a long-standing pledge of non-interference
    in UK politics, kept her hand off the hand brake, the corgis muzzled, and
    duly signed off.

    https://www.france24.com/en/20190828...til-october-14

    But even if her Madge thought this might keep Andy off the front page
    (and bring her "some peace and quiet"), well, she might be disappointed.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...iday-from-hell

    Let the games begin.

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    Scammers

    At least my email client allows me to set rules to filter inbound email
    and to route annoying scam email straight to a "Deleted" folder.

    But it's not so easy to do likewise with one's cordless phone.

    The last two weeks, there have been about 3-4 scam calls per day,
    supposedly originating from Spark. But today, it has been just about
    on the hour.

    Think that I have managed my exercise quota today, just getting up
    to answer the phone. [Have since relocated one handset, and placed
    it facing me so that I can read the calling number]

    But after a quick search online, it seems that these scam calls are not
    unusual:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/102...ng-up-on-kiwis

    Even to the point of Spark posting up an advisory on their website:

    https://www.spark.co.nz/scamalerts

    Though it seems that for a "small investment" with Spark, I can reduce
    this problem:

    https://www.spark.co.nz/shop/landlin...es/callscreen/

    Sorry. is this a scam ? ... 8-)

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    The real threat to Israel is "Irans" (threatened non existant) nuclear capability?

    Israel Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons to ‘Wipe Out’ Its Enemies https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel...nemies/5687924 -

    Run that by us again? - The (nuclear) haves are being threatened by the (nuclear) have-nots? - Yeah right that makes a lot of sense.
    "The very essence of the banking industry; to make us all, (whether we be nations or individuals), slaves to debt!" ... is it working for them yet?

    Debt explained: http://www.positivemoney.org/issues/debt/

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    More Brexit Excitement

    Seems like it was all action in the UK Parliament last night.

    https://www.dw.com/en/uk-lawmakers-v...xit/a-50274288

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49573555

    https://www.apnews.com/b19feee04deb4747a4fc5839680e183f

    Will they lodge and pass a bill to force Boris to go back
    to the EU and ask for a further extension (and so delay
    a no-deal Brexit) ? Will Boris submit, or will he instead
    be permitted to call a general election ?

    Stay tuned, folks. Another action packed day tomorrow.

    But if we wind the clock back 100 days (just before Boris
    was appointed), it all rather seemed to be going roughly to
    plan. But with a few defections, Boris's handlers might not
    be feeling quite so pleased:

    https://www.apnews.com/db77a1d5827a47fe8b99210db64a744a [Corrected]

    Though if an election is called, his electoral chances may still
    be good, especially with the opposition having already been
    neutered well in advance:

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/plot-k...rbyn-out-power

    Interesting days ahead.

    [Edit] Day +1

    24 hours makes quite a difference. Having decided to oust
    those Conservative members who voted against the motion,
    the government was compelled to halt a "no deal Brexit" (still
    subject to a vote in the Lords). He then failed to entice the
    Opposition to immediately call an election.

    [Edit] Day +2

    The motion is passed in the Lords, despite earlier suggestion
    of a possible filibuster. Now other delays are suggested:

    https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/econo...EWtrA9sXGNoOw/

    https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/econo...ESp0eAegqJiYw/

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