Archive for June, 2016

1/3 of Nobel Laureates say Greenpeace is “anti-science”, must now embrace GMOs

Written By: - Date published: 7:56 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 181 comments

Unless you are scaremongering and “anti-science” you should embrace GMO foods. Say 107 Nobel Laureates.

Daily Review 30/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 58 comments

Daily review is also your post.  This provides Standarnistas 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 …

This is why we need a living wage

Written By: - Date published: 3:25 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 60 comments

It is tragic that a family working 80 hours a week cannot make ends meet.

A bit wet lately

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 105 comments

emmerson-climate-change

Give it a rest Newshub

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, June 30th, 2016 - 47 comments

After their ridiculous Andrew Little witch-hunt blew up in their faces yesterday, Newshub still can’t let it go. Sad.

Istanbul airport bombing

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, June 30th, 2016 - 62 comments

Condolences to all family and friends of the victims.

Parental leave – did English know or care what he was vetoing?

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, June 30th, 2016 - 84 comments

Bill English didn’t know the cost of the parental leave bill that he vetoed on the grounds of cost, and he didn’t care enough about it to speak to the matter in Parliament last night.

Open mike 30/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 30th, 2016 - 90 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 …

Spot the Plot

Written By: - Date published: 6:32 pm, June 29th, 2016 - 66 comments

The attempt to oust Corbyn was orchestrated by Portland Communications, blown up by a fake Gay Pride heckle, supported by the UK Fabian Society, and predicted in the Telegraph. It’s definitely a plot, but will it work?

Daily Review 29/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 pm, June 29th, 2016 - 29 comments

Daily review is also your post.  This provides Standarnistas 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 …

John Key must apologise

Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, June 29th, 2016 - 63 comments

Patrick Gower is off on one of his typical personal crusades against Labour again today: Andrew Little must apologise to John Shewan. Dita DeBoni has the perfect reply. Update: Patrick Gower must apologise…

Chilcot, Corbyn and the UK Labour Party caucus.

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, June 29th, 2016 - 62 comments

Three dots.

Updated

Suck-up economics proceeding as planned – rich getting richer

Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, June 29th, 2016 - 56 comments

Inequality in NZ is the worst it’s been in a decade. Key’s response is pathetic. We need to vote to end suck-up economics. We need to be a better country than this.

Muppet of the month

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, June 29th, 2016 - 38 comments

The UK Labour Party caucus provided some tough competition but for utter hypocricy UKIP leader Nigel Farage is clearly the political muppet of the month.

A Socialist perspective on Brexit, the European Union and the coup on Corbyn

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, June 29th, 2016 - 27 comments

Details of a public forum to be run tomorrrow evening by Socialist Aotearoa to discuss Brexit, a Marxist critique of the European Union, and the very British coup against Jeremy Corbyn.

Open mike 29/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 29th, 2016 - 180 comments

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Daily Review 28/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 28th, 2016 - 15 comments

Daily review is also your post.  This provides Standarnistas 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 …

NRT: A coincidence, I’m sure

Written By: - Date published: 2:01 pm, June 28th, 2016 - 12 comments

I/S at No Right Turn writes on the early “resignation” of Ombudsman Ron Paterson – following his highly critical report on the Rebstock “inquiry”.

It’s a Side-show, “Bob”.

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 28th, 2016 - 279 comments

From the circus that never leaves town.

From barking mad to common sense in one easy U turn

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, June 28th, 2016 - 64 comments

April Key said our foreign trusts had full disclosure and proposals to increase transparency were “barking mad”. June Key is going to implement “sensible and well-reasoned” proposals to increase disclosure and transparency.

The good ones get it

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 28th, 2016 - 126 comments

A recent interview with Barack Obama displayed an understanding of the problems offered by globalisation but also understands the complex relationship between trade, elites, workers, and redistribution.

Open mike 28/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 28th, 2016 - 94 comments

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Daily Review 27/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 65 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standarnistas 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 …

Panama papers – Shewan inquiry – our rules are inadequate

Written By: - Date published: 4:25 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 26 comments

There were many who were concerned that John Shewan was not a good choice for an inquiry into NZ’s tax haven system. Seems we owe Shewan an apology, as initial reaction suggests that he has done a good job.

Lessons from Brexit

Written By: - Date published: 3:08 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 40 comments

Reposted from Boots Theory with some updates requested by the author

Who is knifing Nat MP Paul Foster-Bell?

Written By: - Date published: 1:52 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 56 comments

Foster-Bell seems to be a cross between Aaron Gilmore (vanity), Todd Barclay (people skills) and Bill English (high on the hog). No surprises there then, Nat MP, ho hum. The more interesting question is – who is out to knife him? Two hits in two days?

Remembering our personal political power

Written By: - Date published: 12:32 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 23 comments

Even in times of upheaval there are things we can do. Here are 11 post-Brexit ways to act right now.

The hills are alive …

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 27th, 2016 - 96 comments

Does Brexit present us with the opportunity to create a better world?

Political carnage in England

Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, June 27th, 2016 - 131 comments

Deep divisions in both Labour and the Conservatives and a possible breakup of the UK. Interesting times.

Open mike 27/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 27th, 2016 - 144 comments

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Corbyn Coup; Hilary Benn is Sacked for Disloyalty

Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, June 26th, 2016 - 129 comments

Jeremy Corbyn is fighting back against those plotting to force his resignation. But is it too little too late?

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