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Archive for September, 2018

Modern Technology Is Eroding Our Society

Written By: - Date published: 11:12 pm, September 30th, 2018 - 52 comments

People are losing their people skills rapidly and it is having an effect on society.

Failed Estate – the ABC of Trust

Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, September 30th, 2018 - 7 comments

In Australia this week the Liberal Government has become embroiled in a scandal relating to political pressure being brought to sack the head of the ABC and one of its most senior reporters.  Failed estate has the details.

Indonesia

Written By: - Date published: 12:29 pm, September 30th, 2018 - 7 comments

Some reporting from the space between an emergency landing and a response happening.

The Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, September 30th, 2018 - 63 comments

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing last week showed two extremes, one person describing a painful event in her past life and another person angrily denying that anything happened and claiming it was all about him.

Open Mike 30/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 am, September 30th, 2018 - 86 comments

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What the Prime Minister Actually Said – Kindness yes kindness

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 29th, 2018 - 50 comments

“I am a child of the 80’s. A period in New Zealand’s history where we didn’t just observe international events, we challenged them. Whether it was apartheid in South Africa, or nuclear testing in the Pacific, I grew up learning about my country and who we were, by the way that we reacted to international events.”

Pretty legal

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 29th, 2018 - 37 comments

National has another potential copyright problem involving the use of music without permission.

Open Mike 29/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 am, September 29th, 2018 - 104 comments

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Daily Review 28/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 28th, 2018 - 34 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 …

Is Michelle Boag advising Derek Handley?

Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, September 28th, 2018 - 79 comments

Politik has reported that Derek Handley has been receiving PR advice from Michelle Boag.

Jacinda Ardern on the Late Show

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, September 28th, 2018 - 43 comments

Video of Jacinda Ardern on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show.

Open Mike 28/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:03 am, September 28th, 2018 - 142 comments

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Daily Review 27/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 27th, 2018 - 51 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 Meka leak

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, September 27th, 2018 - 229 comments

The Herald claims to have been leaked a draft copy of the report into Meka Whaitiri. And the indications are that it may have come from a National Party source.

What the Prime Minister actually said

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 27th, 2018 - 71 comments

What Jacinda Ardern said to the United Nations about Nelson Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Open Mike 27/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:01 am, September 27th, 2018 - 207 comments

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Daily Review 26/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 26th, 2018 - 81 comments

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National is now barking at Tahrs

Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, September 26th, 2018 - 157 comments

National has launched an online petition against the culling of Tahrs, an animal that has been culled for years pursuant to a plan that was finalised by National in 1993.

Ardern on leadership

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, September 26th, 2018 - 102 comments

Jacinda Ardern is storming New York.  In an interview has set out her beliefs on leadership and rebelled against the idea that politics should only be about scoring hits against opponents. National has replied by trying to score political hits against her.

Trump laughed at for waving his toad at UN

Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, September 26th, 2018 - 45 comments

What can one say about Trump’s daft bragging at the UN, that raised a chorus of laughter at what he was saying. Clearly his toad is out of control.

Open Mike 26/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 am, September 26th, 2018 - 114 comments

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Daily Review 25/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 25th, 2018 - 25 comments

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How Patriarchy Works; A Newshub Special Investigation

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, September 25th, 2018 - 80 comments

A schoolgirl correctly identified exactly what caused the stink at Carterton South school. Why wasn’t she listened to?

The War on Drugz

Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, September 25th, 2018 - 68 comments

Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand will not sign up to Donald Trump’s global call to action on drugs. Will Simon Bridges do the responsible thing and agree with her that the announcement is a misplaced attempt to continue the currently failing approach to drugs?

Open Mike 25/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 am, September 25th, 2018 - 128 comments

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Daily Review 24/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:16 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 3 comments

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Wellington bus debacle deeply damaging to Govt’s transport policy

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 66 comments

Wellington has been the poster city for public transport in Aotearoa, but the debacle of introducing the hated hub system to Wellington’s bus system not only threatens that status but has wide implications for the success of government’s policy of favouring public transport over cars. Intervention is needed.

Just because you’re crass and politically stupid, Mr Bridges!

Written By: - Date published: 12:10 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 25 comments

The most dumbarse thing I have seen Simon Bridges quoted on was in an article about climate change issues saying that Jacinda Ardern should promote for more international tourism. After vast increases in visitors, we’re close to our current tourism capacity and we want to burn more carbon to get more tourists? WTF?

Simon says the weirdest things – shoplifting fines

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, September 24th, 2018 - 23 comments

In one interview Simon Bridges shows that he cannot do basic maths in his head and does not know a core feature of a law change he wants to support.

Open Mike 24/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 24th, 2018 - 57 comments

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National will be gutted – Moodys gives New Zealand an Aaa credit rating

Written By: - Date published: 12:47 pm, September 23rd, 2018 - 59 comments

National’s chicken little the sky is falling mantra about New Zealand’s economy has been dealt a large hole by Moody’s confirming New Zealand’s Aaa AAA credit rating.

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