Links 17 May 2019

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Comments

  1. The poo hits the 68 handle proper. Wheeeeee No doubt up by morning, but the breach is good.

  2. Just as an example of how dumb the voters have become:
    I was handing out flyers for SAP a few weekends ago when one of the people passing by asked me to explain the policies.
    So I lead with “We want to return planning decisions to the local community to stop cosy deals between politicians and property developers.” His immediate response, “but you’re politicians too.”
    I think we need rules to bar people with the comprehension skills of a child from voting.

  3. interested party

    “Thornton told the 300-strong audience of mostly academics, diplomats, businesspeople and graduates that calling the 2020 US presidential candidate who would better suit Chinese interests was too tough.”

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3010537/former-trump-official-hopes-us-china-deal-says-beijing-might

    There was once a time when a politician/bureaucrat would be looking out for the interests of the native country….not some foreign adversary. Now they openly display a blatant preference to policy that is not in the national interest. Look how far we have come.