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Preempting Godwin

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, December 26th, 2014 - 10 comments

Person of the year

Godwin’s law (or Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies) is an Internet adage asserting that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1″.  But it is not only online…

Open mike 26/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 26th, 2014 - 197 comments

openmike

Open mike is your post. The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Open mike 25/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 25th, 2014 - 98 comments

open-mike-holly

Open mike is your post. The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Imperator Fish: Let’s hear them out

Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, December 24th, 2014 - 12 comments

imperator fish

Sky City wants the taxpayer to help cover the increased cost to build its new Auckland convention centre. They agreed to build the convention centre in return for the government giving the casino a licence extension and allowing it to operate more gaming machines…. So…

Open mike 24/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, December 24th, 2014 - 190 comments

Mike Sabin

Open mike is your post. The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Open mike 23/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, December 23rd, 2014 - 93 comments

Christmas hipsters cropped-1

Open mike is your post.  The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Open mike 22/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, December 22nd, 2014 - 65 comments

john key merry christmas you're fired

Open mike is your post. The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

America today

Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, December 21st, 2014 - 115 comments

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Open mike 21/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, December 21st, 2014 - 251 comments

Micky Savage christmas

Open mike is your post. The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

In Solidarity with Sony

Written By: - Date published: 4:37 pm, December 20th, 2014 - 98 comments

Kim Jong Il team america

Sony this week bowed to pressure to withdraw the movie The Interview because of a cyber attack on it from hackers associated with North Korea. This post is in support of freedom of speech and expression.

Open mike 20/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, December 20th, 2014 - 98 comments

John key being a dickhead-1

The Authors of the Standard are now in holiday mode.  Posting will be less regular and dependant on individual author enthusiasm.  Open mike will continue every day and prepare yourself for some year in review posts and some recycling of old stuff.  And as R0b has said be nice to each other.  Open mike is your post.  The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).  Step up to the mike …

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 3:08 pm, December 19th, 2014 - 67 comments

John Key not sorry for being a man

Keep it seemly …

Open mike 19/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:32 am, December 19th, 2014 - 113 comments

Terrorists

Open mike is your post.  The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).  Step up to the mike …

Open mike 18/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:22 am, December 18th, 2014 - 247 comments

keep calm and Solidarity

Open mike is your post. The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

ImperatorFish: “I said surface, not surplus”

Written By: - Date published: 2:15 pm, December 17th, 2014 - 7 comments

imperator fish logo

Scott examines Bill’s likely excuses for failing to deliver something National have promised since 2011

Open mike 17/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:24 am, December 17th, 2014 - 120 comments

openmike

Open mike is your post. The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Vance on Key’s “crass opportunism”

Written By: - Date published: 4:01 pm, December 16th, 2014 - 74 comments

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Open mike 16/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, December 16th, 2014 - 75 comments

openmike

Open mike is your post.  The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).  Step up to the mike …

Siege in Sydney

Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, December 15th, 2014 - 246 comments

Siege police

Up to 20 civilian hostages are being held in a Sydney chocolate shop in a developing hostage situation.

Update: The siege is over, reports suggest two dead and three injured.

Body: John’s Christmas wishlist

Written By: - Date published: 12:51 pm, December 15th, 2014 - 6 comments

body-key's-christmas

Andrew Little’s adjournment speech

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, December 15th, 2014 - 6 comments

andrew little

Well worth a look.  A straight talker, with a sense of humour, freshness and vigour.

The line on Little…

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, December 15th, 2014 - 154 comments

twitter_politics

The Nats have finished focus-grouping their attack line on Andrew Little and are moving in to deployment. As narrated by Twitter this morning…

Open mike 15/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 am, December 15th, 2014 - 84 comments

image

Open mike is your post.  The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).  Step up to the mike …

Inequality – two excellent pieces

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, December 14th, 2014 - 65 comments

inequality-nz

Inequality has been very much in the news recently. Friday saw the publication of two really excellent pieces that between them provide a comprehensive, if depressing overview.

Open mike 14/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 14th, 2014 - 117 comments

openmike

Open mike is your post.  The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).  Step up to the mike …

Open mike 13/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 13th, 2014 - 48 comments

openmike

Open mike is your post.  The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).  Step up to the mike …

Weekend social 12/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, December 12th, 2014 - 26 comments

wksc

Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever. No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

Open mike 12/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, December 12th, 2014 - 136 comments

corporate overlords-1

Open mike is your post.  The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).  Step up to the mike …

A good speech

Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, December 11th, 2014 - 16 comments

green logo

A good speech from Green MP James Shaw in Parliament’s closing session yesterday.

Open mike 11/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, December 11th, 2014 - 219 comments

Open mike is your post. The Standard is not a conspiracy – just a welcome outlet for the expression of views. Leaders that command respect will not be undermined by this. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Oppose the housing sell off!

Written By: - Date published: 3:11 pm, December 10th, 2014 - 4 comments

state house plan

A last-minute, urgent appeal from Phil Twyford – oppose the sell off of state houses – today!

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