What happens if housing prices really go down?

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Date published: 8:00 am, November 17th, 2018 - 117 comments
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So what if Labour decides to go ahead with its capital gains tax?  What happens to the equity of the remaining middle class?  What happens to the equity of those who were brought in under KiwiBuild?

Open Mike 17/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 17th, 2018 - 75 comments

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Has Julian Assange been charged?

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Date published: 7:22 pm, November 16th, 2018 - 58 comments

In breaking news it appears that the reason for Donald Trump’s grumpiness may have been the impending release of news that Julian Assange has had charges laid against him.

Daily review 16/11/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 16th, 2018 - 31 comments

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Climate Action Heating Up.

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Date published: 10:42 am, November 16th, 2018 - 14 comments

Yet another front opening up in the demand for action on global warming…

14 Million Yemenis and a Diplomatic Nightmare

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Date published: 8:32 am, November 16th, 2018 - 19 comments

In Yemen right now, children are living in the worst humanitarian crisis we have seen in the last 100 years.

Open Mike 16/11/2018

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Daily Review 15/11/2018

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Date published: 5:22 pm, November 15th, 2018 - 12 comments

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May’s Brexit

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Date published: 1:02 pm, November 15th, 2018 - 90 comments

The unsolvable problem that is Brexit is reaching it’s denouement with Theresa May’s leadership on the line, talk of a no confidence motion, a very leaky cabinet, and no possible achievable resolution in sight.

Israeli Cabinet Resignation.

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Date published: 9:51 am, November 15th, 2018 - 13 comments

Avigdor Lieberman has resigned his position as Israeli Defense Minister because he can’t endorse the government’s “surrender to terrorism”.

Open Mike 15/11/2018

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Daily review 14/11/2018

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The dirty politics of beating up on Karel Sroubek

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Date published: 8:30 am, November 14th, 2018 - 271 comments

You will be shocked to learn that the National Party has been less than honest about where it is getting its information regarding Karel Sroubek.

Pike River; Victory For the Families, Victory for Us

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Date published: 8:13 am, November 14th, 2018 - 121 comments

Pike River mine is to be re-entered and finally the truth will be told. Victory for the 29 is victory for all of us.

Open Mike 14/11/2018

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Daily review 13/11/2018

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The strange case of the astroturfed Energy Voices organisation

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Date published: 3:34 pm, November 13th, 2018 - 18 comments

It has been discovered that the person behind the Energy Voices website is a National Party operative and former staffer.

Alaska or New Zealand?

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Date published: 1:17 pm, November 13th, 2018 - 70 comments

That’s the big question ‘big’ people are asking these days.

Tweet of the year

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Date published: 8:40 am, November 13th, 2018 - 15 comments

There is still seven weeks of this year left but it appears likely that the tweet of the year has been tweeted.

Open Mike 13/11/2018

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Daily Review 12/11/2018

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Electricity again

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Date published: 3:05 pm, November 12th, 2018 - 146 comments

It is time for the Government to down the electricity corporates and regulate them in the interests of the citizen.

American midterms – revenge of young people and the decline of the NRA

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Date published: 8:00 am, November 12th, 2018 - 51 comments

In the midterm US elections a number of candidates supported by the NRA have lost out to opponents with strong anti gun views.  And the youth vote surged.  Were these events related?

Open Mike 12/11/2018

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Open Mike 11/11/2018

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The Guns of November 2018

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Date published: 5:38 pm, November 10th, 2018 - 188 comments

On 11 November 1918 the guns fell silent across Europe’s slaughter. In the Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman described how that dreadful war started by accident. Daniel Ellsberg warns us now that accidents could happen again, this time in the nuclear age. Ellsberg says first strike is America’s policy, making accidental nuclear winter all the more likely.

All that is wrong with America’s democracy

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Date published: 10:46 am, November 10th, 2018 - 40 comments

In Georgia, despite the Repbublican candidate who oversaw the election process engaging in the mass disenfranchisement of Democrat voters, the removal of voting machines to make voting in Democrat areas more difficult and baseless smearing of the Democrat candidate, the result is on a knife edge and a second vote is a possibility.

Open Mike 10/11/2018

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Disestablish the establishment.

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Date published: 6:04 pm, November 9th, 2018 - 29 comments

Politics can be soap, or politics can be real. This post comments on some of the soap and offers an example of  something that’s real

Daily Review 09/11/2018

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Latest poll results – National in freefall

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Date published: 11:11 am, November 9th, 2018 - 81 comments

A recent UMR poll has put National support at 37%, deep in danger territory for Simon Bridges.

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