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Archive for November, 2015

Daily Review 30/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, November 30th, 2015 - 23 comments

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 …

Duncan Garner and the great Christmas beatup

Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, November 30th, 2015 - 114 comments

In which Duncan Garner goes trolling with a great Christmas beatup, and gets taken to task for it.

Trans Tasman make fools of themselves with MP “rankings”

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, November 30th, 2015 - 11 comments

There’s a rubbish publication called “Trans Tasman” which gets some attention once a year when it publishes “rankings” of MPs. These rankings are pretty much always blue-tinted nonsense. But this year Trans Tasman have really made fools of themselves…

The ALP’s climate change emissions reduction target

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, November 30th, 2015 - 10 comments

The Australian Labor Party will today announce its goals for emissions reduction with a plan for zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Labour’s reshuffle announced today

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, November 30th, 2015 - 250 comments

Who will be the big winners from Andrew Little’s caucus reshuffle – and who will be the big players taking Labour into the 2017 election?

UPDATED: With new rankings/portfolios and media release.

Open mike 30/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 30th, 2015 - 86 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Allahu Quackbar!

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 pm, November 29th, 2015 - 70 comments

4chan bombs Isis. Now that’s the way to hurt them!

House arrest for Paris activists

Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, November 29th, 2015 - 21 comments

Why are the so called leaders meeting at COP21 so afraid of public demonstrations? Let the people have their say…

Jarrod Gilbert 1 – Windmills 0

Written By: - Date published: 7:09 am, November 29th, 2015 - 22 comments

About time the Police got around to becoming a “very evidence based” service. Building great relationships with academia is a sensible way to start.

Open mike 29/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 29th, 2015 - 145 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

NZ Weather Report (2050)

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, November 28th, 2015 - 14 comments

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Nats positioning for 2017

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, November 28th, 2015 - 48 comments

Nothing Matthew Hooton says can be taken at face value, but perhaps there are rumblings within National about 2017.

Open mike 28/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 28th, 2015 - 56 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

International law and the Turkish shootdown of the RuAF Su-24

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 117 comments

Assuming the Russian jet did enter Turkish airspace for 17s, was there really no recourse for  Turkey other than using lethal force?

Daily Review 27/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 6 comments

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 …

Weekend social 27/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 4 comments

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?

NRT: Compare and contrast

Written By: - Date published: 2:16 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 2 comments

I/S at No Right Turn compares the government’s treatment of two very different schools. “National’s racism and pandering to the rich pervades every aspect of policy.”

Corbyn – no convincing case for UK bombing of Syria

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, November 27th, 2015 - 27 comments

An alternative view to Te Reo Putake’s post concerning Jeremy Corbyn and the bombing of Syria.

Corbyn’s Isis Crisis

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, November 27th, 2015 - 89 comments

UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn faces his first big test. Can he command the majority in Labour over Syria? Or should he accept he is on the wrong side of history?

Refugees to be settled in Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, November 27th, 2015 - 17 comments

As reported yesterday Dunedin has been picked as the new settlement location for refugees. May they find a warm welcome and a future of peace and security here.

Jarrod Gilbert is tilting at windmills

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, November 27th, 2015 - 38 comments

The Official Information Act is now moribund and access to information beyond its scope is granted only to a chosen few and under strict conditions.

The People’s Climate March – Saturday or Sunday

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, November 27th, 2015 - 204 comments

With just days to go before the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) it is time for we the people to make our voices heard. See the list of People’s Climate March events around the country this weekend – most are on Saturday, some are on Sunday.

Open mike 27/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 27th, 2015 - 54 comments

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Daily Review 26/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, November 26th, 2015 - 16 comments

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Nats campaigning with public money

Written By: - Date published: 12:22 pm, November 26th, 2015 - 45 comments

Campaigning with public money. Politicising the public service. Cabinet club is cash for access. This is a corrupt government.

RMA announcement

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, November 26th, 2015 - 24 comments

Changes to the RMA have just been announced.

Updated.

How many prospective state house tenants hate birds chirping?

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, November 26th, 2015 - 46 comments

The answer is at least one.

Andrew Little in Australia

Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, November 26th, 2015 - 62 comments

Contrary to Key’s scaremongering about “making things worse” Little’s, visit to Australia seems to have been positive and constructive.

Open mike 26/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 26th, 2015 - 230 comments

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Daily Review 25/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:24 pm, November 25th, 2015 - 7 comments

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 …

Police censoring research

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, November 25th, 2015 - 25 comments

Police censorship of research is causing widespread outrage today. Well done to Dr Gilbert and The Herald for bringing it all to light.

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