Archive for January, 2017

Daily Review 31/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:44 pm, January 31st, 2017 - 16 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 …

The constitution is screwed

Written By: - Date published: 4:10 pm, January 31st, 2017 - 117 comments

Trump goes full fascist and fires the acting Attorney General for daring to question his Muslim Ban order.

And in Canada…

Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, January 31st, 2017 - 14 comments

One border and a world of difference away…

Shock after shock

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, January 31st, 2017 - 62 comments

Understanding shock events is part of the solution.

Then hope

Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, January 31st, 2017 - 7 comments

Hope and action are also part of the solution.

A PM but not a leader

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, January 31st, 2017 - 34 comments

Bill English has failed his first test of real leadership. Compare and contrast, English and Little’s responses to the Muslim ban.

Update: The image is Emmerson’s take in The Herald.

Open Mike 31/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 31st, 2017 - 149 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 …

Americans Killed By Terrorists since 9/11.

Written By: - Date published: 8:39 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 27 comments

Killed in the USA?

Justin Lester: No matter where you come from, you are welcome here

Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 3 comments

The PM may not know where he stands but the Mayor of Wellington does.

NRT: Embarrassing

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 2 comments

I/S at No Right Turn writes on a political refugee – from Australia.

The Labour Green 2017 campaign launch

Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, January 30th, 2017 - 33 comments

Yesterday’s joint Labour Green state of the nation event was effectively a campaign launch for the 2017 election. And it went well.

Will English speak up on Trump’s ban?

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, January 30th, 2017 - 133 comments

World leaders are condemning Trump’s Muslim ban. What does the PM of our country have to say on the matter?

Open Mike 30/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 30th, 2017 - 131 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 …

Andrew Little – State of the Nation speech

Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, January 29th, 2017 - 1 comment

The text of Andrew Little’s State of the Nation speech delivered today.

Labour Greens joint State of the Nation livestream and discussion

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, January 29th, 2017 - 121 comments

Be part of the movement to change the Government. Sunday 2pm.

Updated with speeches

Trump’s Muslim travel ban

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, January 29th, 2017 - 149 comments

Welcome to the new America.

Open Mike 29/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 29th, 2017 - 59 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 …

Peter Thiel’s citizenship and consequent questions of corruption

Written By: - Date published: 6:28 pm, January 28th, 2017 - 52 comments

Journos have been looking at how Peter Thiel gained citizenship. Not because he shouldn’t have been made a citizen. But it was done without any public notice using a special section of the immigration act. That reeks of a corruption route by a minister or officials. Reasons need to be made public for this and other decisions done this way.

The cost of education

Written By: - Date published: 12:23 pm, January 28th, 2017 - 14 comments

National needs to do something to address spiraling education costs in both the secondary and tertiary sectors.

Petition for medicinal cannabis

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, January 28th, 2017 - 23 comments

Good to see that Nikki Kaye is doing so well after her cancer scare. Also good to see her changing her mind on an important issue. Please sign the petition to allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

Maybe Trump is what the left needed

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 28th, 2017 - 72 comments

Donald Trump’s ascendancy to power presents the left with the chance of showing that progressive politics is a much better choice than the alternative.

Open Mike 28/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 28th, 2017 - 48 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 …

Labour and Greens joint State of the Nation speech Sunday 2pm

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 pm, January 27th, 2017 - 77 comments

Be part of the movement to change the Government.

Daily Review 27/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 27th, 2017 - 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 …

Punching Nazis, and practicing resistance

Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, January 27th, 2017 - 186 comments

Being human, Linda Tirado, and lessons for New Zealand.

Special Relationship 2

Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, January 27th, 2017 - 58 comments

The Bush Blair “special relationship” was a geopolitical disaster of epic proportions. Get ready for Round 2, Trump May.

Doomsday Clock moves forward

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, January 27th, 2017 - 63 comments

“For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight.”

Open Mike 27/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 27th, 2017 - 109 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 …

Daily Review – 26/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 26th, 2017 - 41 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 …

75th Anniversary Battle of Endau

Written By: - Date published: 4:24 pm, January 26th, 2017 - 9 comments

Today marks 75 years to the day since the suicidal Battle of Endau, when obsolete aircraft were sent to prevent the Japanese landing. Of the 72 aircrew from Nos. 36 and 100 Squadrons who participated in the raids, 27 were killed, seven were wounded and two were captured. My uncle was killed but Ron Reid survived the raid and captivity. He is interviewed by Dave Homewood of WONZ in  memory of the day.

Postcards from the Trumpocalypse

Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, January 26th, 2017 - 65 comments

This is what an unfettered right-wing government looks like.

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