Archive for April, 2018

Daily Review 30/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 30th, 2018 - 24 comments

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Then and Now.

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, April 30th, 2018 - 13 comments

Claims that “Russian bots” helped Labour during the 2017 UK General Election…

 

Does this Government have the money to deliver?

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, April 30th, 2018 - 76 comments

I’m sure all revealed at Budget 2018, but the financial management of this government is not surefooted.

National is yeah nah on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, April 30th, 2018 - 34 comments

National’s Blue Green conference on the weekend suggests that the party has moved on from outright denial that cliamte change exists to grudging acceptance that it is a phenomenon but “balance” requires that it is tolerated.

Open Mike 30/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 30th, 2018 - 83 comments

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National’s fiscal ineptitude over Auckland transport

Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, April 29th, 2018 - 32 comments

National has responded to Labour’s ATAP proposal by refusing to accept there is a problem, drumming up anti Auckland resentment in the rest of the country and claiming they would have done the same thing.

Open Mike 29/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 29th, 2018 - 158 comments

 

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The Schnews.

Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, April 28th, 2018 - 7 comments

Apologies to the Schnews that was actually a pretty good wee publication that came out of Brighton, England.

Feedback please

Written By: - Date published: 11:48 am, April 28th, 2018 - 46 comments

A minor moderation shake-up.

Doofus of the week – April 28, 2018

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, April 28th, 2018 - 23 comments

This week’s winner is a National MP who has perfected the ability of cutting and pasteing but has no idea about the dark art of social media.

New Zealand Is all right, at the end

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 28th, 2018 - 27 comments

Democracy’s permanence is not inevitable.  Its imagining is not beyond imagining.  And New Zealand is one of the shrinking number of democracies who really have it.

Open Mike 28/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 28th, 2018 - 196 comments

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Daily Review 27/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 27th, 2018 - 23 comments

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Grotesque.

Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, April 27th, 2018 - 92 comments

People from Douma have been to The Hague and spoken of their experiences on the night of a supposed chemical attack by Syrian forces.

David Tamihere was framed

Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, April 27th, 2018 - 25 comments

The identity of the secret witness who assisted in the conviction of David Tamihere for the murder of two Sweedish tourists has been revealed.  And the incident shows the danger of using secret witnesses.

Open Mike 27/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 27th, 2018 - 69 comments

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The Big Auckland Transport announcement

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, April 26th, 2018 - 39 comments

Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff announced the ATAP, the transport programme for Auckland for the next ten years. At $28 billion it is the largest civil infrastructure programme since World War II.

Guest Post: How many working groups did the last National Government create?

Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, April 26th, 2018 - 38 comments

A Guest Post from Luke C where he analyses National’s creation of working groups in the last Goverment and comes up with a surprising conclusion.

Open Mike 26/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 26th, 2018 - 97 comments

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Thank you Metiria.

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, April 25th, 2018 - 94 comments

Some movement on social security (a thing we all deserve)

Anzac Day 2018

Written By: - Date published: 8:43 am, April 25th, 2018 - 29 comments

A post to commemorate Anzac day.

Open Mike 25/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 25th, 2018 - 186 comments

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Daily Review 24/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 24th, 2018 - 68 comments

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Workers’ Rights. Our Rights. And a Government Breaking Bad.

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, April 24th, 2018 - 17 comments

Time for the government to pull its head in.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, April 24th, 2018 - 47 comments

Bollocks and bullshit lands on shits and giggles.

Bottom feeding fish

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, April 24th, 2018 - 99 comments

Yesterday the Herald said something stupid about Clarke Gayford, reported his response and then reported at how the country was divided by the article.

Open Mike 24/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 24th, 2018 - 142 comments

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Daily Review 23/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:20 pm, April 23rd, 2018 - 26 comments

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Today in schadenfreude

Written By: - Date published: 2:57 pm, April 23rd, 2018 - 39 comments

Brian Tamaki, recent victim of self/God?-inflicted burns. Don't be like Brian.

For those who occassionally enjoy dark laughter at the truly deserved pain of others, today brings supremely ironic news in the continued culture war on queer people in New Zealand.

Is capitalism obsolete?

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, April 23rd, 2018 - 303 comments

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has given a speech where he has stated that capitalism is coming to an end because it is making itself obsolete.

Open Mike 23/04/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 23rd, 2018 - 149 comments

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