World view – Thursday

Wednesday GMT


For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. Missy

     /  June 28, 2018

    So there is some little soccer tournament going on in Russia at the moment that has overtaken every news cycle going, however, this week it comes back to politics and Europe (of a sorts), as many are making Brexit analogies based on a couple of games.

    Much to the delight of many, mostly in the UK, Germany has crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage after losing to South Korea and finishing last in their group. To add to the Brexit theme (yes some are managing to tie Brexit into the World Cup), tomorrow night (Fri Morning NZ time) England takes on Belgium. English fans have been warned by FIFA they are not allowed to sing any ‘Brexit’ songs. Some are trying to use this game as an indicator for how Brexit will go, (win all is good, lose and it will turn to sh*t).

    Whatever happens tomorrow evening the Brits are feeling smug about Germany being bundled out, and are hero worshiping the captain – Harry someone or other….

    In all of this jubilation at the misfortune of Germany I would like to say well done to South Korea, the first team from Asia to beat Germany.

    • Gezza

       /  June 28, 2018

      What about that Kim Jong Un though? The first North Korean to beat the US.

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  June 28, 2018
  3. High Flying Duck

     /  June 28, 2018

    Another poll showing the disconnect between media and American people:

    “President Trump’s approval rating has ticked up to 47 percent in the new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill, a 2 point hike from last month.

    Trump’s approval rating was lifted in part by a 10 point climb among Hispanic voters. His approval rating rose by 6 points among Republicans and by 4 points among Democrats compared to last month’s poll. According to the same poll, Trump’s approval rating reached its highest point last year, at 49 percent.

    Trump’s approval rating fell by 4 percentage points among independents, and 53 percent of those polled hold an unfavorable view of him.

    The rising numbers appear to reflect the strong economy and the president’s summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    Fifty-nine percent of Americans approve of the way the government is handling its relationship with North Korea, and three-quarters backed Trump’s decision to take a meeting with Kim.”

    “[I’m] surprised that given the misstep on immigration that the president’s approval is holding steady or even increasing on the strength of the economy and the success of North Korea,” said Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll co-director Mark Penn. “He is holding his base and doing particularly well with men.”

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  June 28, 2018

    Pizzagate – it was all real! Or something like that.

  5. Patzcuaro

     /  June 28, 2018