Kiwi Cultural Cringe is Alive and Well

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Date published: 4:00 pm, April 22nd, 2019 - 36 comments
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New Zealand is too small for high-achievers and star-performers and does not offer enough challenges and rewards.

Confirmation bias

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Date published: 12:03 pm, April 21st, 2019 - 131 comments
Categories: activism, clickbait, community democracy, Deep stuff, democracy under attack, facebook, International, internet, interweb, Media, Politics, twitter, us politics
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The internet neatly divides us into separate isolated tribes with polarised views of what are the issues and what is reality.  How do we engage in a civilised discussion to educate each other and reach a consensus of what we should be doing?

Open mike 22/04/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, April 22nd, 2019 - 172 comments

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Open mike 21/04/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, April 21st, 2019 - 154 comments

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How To Get There 21/4/19

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Date published: 6:55 am, April 21st, 2019 - 54 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.

Open mike 20/04/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, April 20th, 2019 - 117 comments

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Don’t Rock The Titanic!

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Date published: 2:41 pm, April 19th, 2019 - 31 comments

The pace of politics of transformation is glacial but it is unstoppable.

The Mueller report

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Date published: 10:11 am, April 19th, 2019 - 75 comments

Robert Mueller’s report has now been released and questions are being asked at the benign spin that the White House has been allowed to engage in to describe it before its release.

Open mike 19/04/2019

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Daily review 18/04/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 18th, 2019 - 18 comments

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Easter Miracle: JC Rises Again!

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Date published: 11:26 am, April 18th, 2019 - 13 comments

 TVNZ have just announced a surprise return for NZ’s favourite sermoniser.

About the CGT decision

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Date published: 8:06 am, April 18th, 2019 - 230 comments

With the benefit of hindsight the decision not to proceed with a capital gains tax was almost inevitable.

Open mike 18/04/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, April 18th, 2019 - 66 comments

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Daily review 17/04/2019

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Date published: 5:18 pm, April 17th, 2019 - 19 comments

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CGT Dumped

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Date published: 2:08 pm, April 17th, 2019 - 244 comments

The Government has announced that there will be no Capital Gains Tax. It’s a shame, but it’s good politics.

Should he stay or should he go?

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Date published: 8:04 am, April 17th, 2019 - 68 comments

Tova O’Brien has reported that different National MPs are speaking out against Simon Bridges and that a coup against him may be in the offering.

Open mike 17/04/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, April 17th, 2019 - 143 comments

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Daily review 16/04/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 16th, 2019 - 69 comments

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Caption contest

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Date published: 10:00 am, April 16th, 2019 - 33 comments

Keep it seemly.

Trump’s border problem

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Date published: 8:45 am, April 16th, 2019 - 30 comments

Donald Trump has considered taking some extraordinary steps to quell a surge in migration through the southern boarder of the United States.

Open mike 16/04/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, April 16th, 2019 - 165 comments

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1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll April 2019

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Date published: 6:45 pm, April 15th, 2019 - 50 comments

The latest 1 News Colmar Brunton Poll is out and it says that a Labour/Greens Government is what NZ wants. Oh, and we quite like Jacinda Ardern.

Daily review 15/04/2019

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Nat MP Nuk Karako Quits

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Date published: 1:58 pm, April 15th, 2019 - 19 comments

Nat List MP Nuk Karako has unexpectedly announced his retirement, effective next month.

National’s culture review shambles redux

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Date published: 9:19 am, April 15th, 2019 - 32 comments

Simon Bridges has given a train wreck of an interview this morning on Radio New Zealand’s morning report about National’s culture review. It appears that National is keeping the report secret because of fears that the report may be leaked.

Reflections on Free Speech and Public Discourse

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Date published: 7:00 am, April 15th, 2019 - 119 comments

Silencing dissonant voices only leads to more and stronger dissonant voices and further radicalisation.

Open mike 15/04/2019

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Assange Must Be Extradited

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Date published: 11:57 am, April 14th, 2019 - 250 comments

There is no doubt that Julian Assange should be extradited when his UK jail sentence ends. Justice demands it.

Stuart McCutcheon thinks students are too sensitive

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Date published: 10:08 am, April 14th, 2019 - 39 comments

Auckland Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon has attracted the ire of Auckland students by suggesting that their concern with recent evidence of fascist behaviour at Auckland campus is because they are being too sensitive.

Open mike 14/04/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, April 14th, 2019 - 139 comments

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How To Get There 14/4/19

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Date published: 6:55 am, April 14th, 2019 - 44 comments

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