Archive for February, 2018

Daily Review 28/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 28th, 2018 - 52 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 …

Bridges burnt in media reviews

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, February 28th, 2018 - 60 comments

It’s pretty grim reading for the new Nat leader this morning. Pundits reckon he has no show in 2020.

Our Reserve Bank

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 28th, 2018 - 97 comments

There is a case for the Reserve Bank to be eradicated, or at least major changes made to its structure.

Arctic monkey wrenching

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, February 28th, 2018 - 121 comments

“This is more than just a temperature anomaly. It is an off-the-scale event. Why is the Arctic meltdown not headline news in every paper?” – George Monbiot

If someone said hey, your house is going to burn down, we don’t know if it’s in the next hour or next week, what would you do?

Open Mike 28/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 28th, 2018 - 96 comments

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Daily Review 27/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, February 27th, 2018 - 38 comments

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Right wing activists are not happy Bridges is leader

Written By: - Date published: 4:35 pm, February 27th, 2018 - 49 comments

The initial response from right wingers online to the news that National’s new leader is Simon Bridges is a big meh.

National’s new leader is …

Written By: - Date published: 12:48 pm, February 27th, 2018 - 173 comments

The new leader of the National Party has been announced. It is Simon Bridges with Paula Bennett remaining as deputy.

Who will the new leader of the National Party be?

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, February 27th, 2018 - 52 comments

Today we will find out if National is taking a step backwards. Or two steps backwards.

Respecting our Rights and the New Zealand Constitution

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 27th, 2018 - 35 comments

The Minister of Justice and the Prime Minister teased a little bit of constitutional change yesterday. Let’s look at what that could actually mean, and how it could upon up old laws for review by Parliament.

Open Mike 27/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 27th, 2018 - 93 comments

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Daily Review 26/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 26th, 2018 - 44 comments

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Facebook Bullshit

Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, February 26th, 2018 - 70 comments

A very cursory glance at Facebook, Palantir Technologies, Cambridge Analytica, AggregateIQ, click bait, targeted ads…and what the hell is the FBI playing at?

Auckland Rail Industrial Action

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, February 26th, 2018 - 50 comments

RMTU members are working to rule to oppose Auckland Transport and Transdev’s attempts to weaken security arrangements on Auckland’s trains.

Damien Grant thinks National is stuffed

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 26th, 2018 - 44 comments

Damien Grant thinks that National is a relic and should fracture into libertarian and conservative parties.

Open Mike 26/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 26th, 2018 - 210 comments

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Why does Criminal Justice have to be so politicised?

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, February 25th, 2018 - 67 comments

Judith Collins has indicated that the chances of a mature debate about Criminal Justice are slim.

Open Mike 25/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 25th, 2018 - 133 comments

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Special laws for rich people

Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, February 24th, 2018 - 47 comments

Queenstown Lake District Council wants to protect the uber wealthy from Labour’s new overseas house buying ban.

Doofus of the week – David Seymour

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, February 24th, 2018 - 21 comments

Hot on the heels on the news that he is going to spend valuable time dancing with the stars David Seymour has engaged in a good old fashioned piece of fat shaming. From Anna Bracewell-Worrall at Stuff: ACT party politician David Seymour has openly fat-shamed politicians, saying journalists should use a wide-angle lense to figure […]

Little proposes radical shake up of the Criminal Justice system

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, February 24th, 2018 - 152 comments

Andrew Little has called for a complete change the way criminal justice works.  But National’s initial response suggests that the prospects of a mature discussion on the issue are slim.

Joyce stands down as National struggles to find new leader *

Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, February 24th, 2018 - 13 comments

* in Australia.

Open Mike 24/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 24th, 2018 - 346 comments

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Daily Review 23/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 23rd, 2018 - 48 comments

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Arm me with

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, February 23rd, 2018 - 186 comments

Teachers in America have responded to Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers in response to the Parkland School massacre with a request that they be armed with anything but guns.

Open Mike 23/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 23rd, 2018 - 101 comments

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Daily Review 22/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 22nd, 2018 - 55 comments

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National’s meh leadership contest

Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, February 22nd, 2018 - 76 comments

National’s leadership contest is one week old.  The latest is a central edict that all candidates have to be nice to each other and a claim that candidates are not offering senior positions to MPs in exchange for their support.

Climate change is not an accident

Written By: - Date published: 6:23 am, February 22nd, 2018 - 110 comments

Snippets from the first day of the 2nd Pacific Climate Change Conference and Cyclone Gita.

Open Mike 22/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 22nd, 2018 - 62 comments

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Daily Review 21/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 21st, 2018 - 62 comments

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