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Daily Review 27/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 pm, August 27th, 2015 - 27 comments

Lower taxes less government more freedom

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.

Dita De Boni’s last column for the Herald?

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Date published: 2:37 pm, August 27th, 2015 - 42 comments

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Dita De Boni’s possibly last column for the Herald is a must read.

Scientists remind dickheads of their inadequecies

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Date published: 11:59 am, August 27th, 2015 - 12 comments

Bull Elephant erect penis

Ever imagine what a bull elephant’s penis looks like? Well wonder no more. Biologists kicked off a #junkoff today with this challenge. I have to say that the local trolls waving their dicks about on this site look poorly endowed and rather unimaginative.

Watkins on health and safety mess

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Date published: 10:02 am, August 27th, 2015 - 17 comments

Worm farm mini golf work safety

“John Key’s increasingly lacklustre defence of the shambles consists of answers that sound more like satire by the day.”

Guest post: How the left should respond to financial crises

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Date published: 8:00 am, August 27th, 2015 - 136 comments

Keep calm vote left

In a guest post Ad suggests that in this time of crisis the left should set out a plan for handling the crisis, rather than hoping that a new order will emerge.

Nats losing it on the TPP

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Date published: 7:02 am, August 27th, 2015 - 72 comments

Angry John Key

National are trying to evade even the simplest questions on the TPP – because the truth is profoundly undemocratic. As usual Groser and Key turn to insults instead of engaging with people’s legitimate concerns.

Open mike 27/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, August 27th, 2015 - 151 comments

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Daily Review 26/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 pm, August 26th, 2015 - 26 comments

John key mike Hosking

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Dinosaurs roam the earth

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Date published: 3:32 pm, August 26th, 2015 - 45 comments

sexist-dinosaur

Sexist dinosaurs still roam the earth. (Image stolen from Scoop)

NRT: We can no longer trust Bill English’s OIA responses

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Date published: 12:38 pm, August 26th, 2015 - 8 comments

no right turn

I/S at No Right Turn writes on the latest abuse of the OIA process.

Herald poll

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Date published: 11:36 am, August 26th, 2015 - 89 comments

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Another data point from the poll mill.

Forget worm farms the Health and Safety Reform Bill proposes secret trials

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Date published: 8:54 am, August 26th, 2015 - 22 comments

GCSB Maxwell Smart

The Government has snuck into the Health and Safety Reform Bill a provision that allows for withholding from the parties to court proceedings of classified security information and for decisions affecting their rights to be made on the basis of information they have no access to.  This was not in the original bill and you have to wonder why such a contentious provision has been introduced so late.

In face of share market meltdown, Govt’s options limited

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Date published: 7:15 am, August 26th, 2015 - 54 comments

arrows down

John Key says New Zealand has options in the face of a share market meltdown and is not like Greece (well that’s a relief). Simon Louisson asks how real are John Key’s options? Thanks to this Government’s profligate past spending, including irresponsible tax cuts, our options have narrowed drastically.

National Ltd™’s Shane Reti Caught Out In Another Lie

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Date published: 7:12 am, August 26th, 2015 - 32 comments

National Ltd™ Liar Shane Reti

Shane Reti lied about the process of ratifying the TPP. In a Press Release to the Northern Advocate, Reti states “. . . the agreement comes before parliament and opposition parties and select committees for debate and modifications . . .”

Open mike 26/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, August 26th, 2015 - 143 comments

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Daily Review 25/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 pm, August 25th, 2015 - 31 comments

Thank you god for trump

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NRT: Climate change: Absolute madness

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Date published: 5:11 pm, August 25th, 2015 - 12 comments

no right turn

I/S at No Right Turn: “the government is spending tens of millions of dollars a year paying these companies to destroy the world. It is absolute madness”.

The cost of Joyce’s vanity

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Date published: 10:47 am, August 25th, 2015 - 21 comments

money-toilet

Another entry in the ongoing story of Steven Joyce’s ego-ministry – $600K for a web site.

TPP – dooming our grandchildren to poverty

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Date published: 9:36 am, August 25th, 2015 - 31 comments

Key blighted future

… up to 45% of current jobs will cease to exist.

Those abused in state care deserve apology

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Date published: 8:45 am, August 25th, 2015 - 9 comments

anne tolley bling 2

The report of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service highlights a shameful chapter in NZ history. What possible reason could there be for the government not to apologise directly to the victims?

The world’s stock markets: I see Red

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Date published: 8:11 am, August 25th, 2015 - 156 comments

World stock markets

China’s sharemarket plunge has affected the rest of the world as stock exchange after stock exchange has posted losses.  It appears clear that predictions of a Chinese sharemarket bubble market are correct and now that the Chinese Government is no longer propping up share prices they are crashing.

Open mike 25/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, August 25th, 2015 - 52 comments

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“Wall St braces for a brutal open after China rout”

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Date published: 10:12 pm, August 24th, 2015 - 121 comments

China share market crash

Wall St opens for trading in a few hours. When websites like MarketWatch start headlining using words like “brutal”, “rout”, “panics” and “carnage” you know it’s time to grab the popcorn and buckle in for what might potentially (and finally) be the start of GFC 2 proper.

Daily Review 24/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 pm, August 24th, 2015 - 45 comments

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Serco has yet more explaining to do

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Date published: 10:15 am, August 24th, 2015 - 10 comments

private prison

New allegations that at least one Serco prison guard was active involved in Mt Eden’s “fight club”. In some ways the public mess that Serco has made of Mt Eden has done us all a favour

Hard left Corbyn receives public backing from 41 leading economists

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Date published: 7:56 am, August 24th, 2015 - 118 comments

corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn announces the potential renationalisation of privatised state assets, with minimal compensation. While 41 leading economists back his anti-austerity stance. This is what left wing leadership and courage looks like.

National scared of farmers?

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Date published: 7:07 am, August 24th, 2015 - 41 comments

American-gothic-farmers

As the worm turns, the Nats are all over the place on health and safety. Andrew Little suggests that National is “terrified of the farming lobby”. Something sure has to explain the fact that they ended up fronting this crock.

Open mike 24/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, August 24th, 2015 - 52 comments

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Rob Salmond’s argument – too simplistic and wrong in its assumptions

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Date published: 12:58 pm, August 23rd, 2015 - 139 comments

TPPA protest-16

As Mike Smith’s post last night relates, Rob Salmond makes the case that a properly left wing Labour Party is always going to lose. Screw that. More like a Tory Labour doesn’t deserve to win.

Would the last journalist to leave The Herald please turn out the lights

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Date published: 11:21 am, August 23rd, 2015 - 30 comments

sinking-herald-square

The Herald is shedding journalists. Dita De Boni will be particularly missed.

Open mike 23/08/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, August 23rd, 2015 - 69 comments

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