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Archive for November, 2018

Daily Review 30/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 30th, 2018 - 42 comments

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National wants there to be no unions

Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, November 30th, 2018 - 76 comments

Dan Bidois this week in Parliament confirmed what we have always known, that National want there to be no unions around.

Open Mike 30/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 30th, 2018 - 222 comments

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TERFed Out: UPDATED

Written By: - Date published: 10:56 pm, November 29th, 2018 - 327 comments

Labour MP Louisa Wall has written an opinion piece in response to Herald columnist Rachel Stewart’s attack earlier in the week on the trans community and their LGBTIQ+ allies. It’s very good.

UPDATE: Rachel Stewart, as predicted, has blocked me on twitter. But not before going full on racist.

Daily Review 29/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 29th, 2018 - 19 comments

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Spooked!

Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, November 29th, 2018 - 29 comments

The GCSB ban on Spark’s use of Huawei technology means this government  has gone from “honest broker” to poodle in a very short time. Pressure has been applied by the US and others, apparently fearing we are the “soft underbelly” of the Five Eyes spy network. Maybe its time we got out of that too – it was designed for war.

No sense, nonsense and a dearth of common sense.

Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, November 29th, 2018 - 23 comments

We wouldn’t tie a rope to a heavy load and then push on the rope with the expectation of achieving anything, right? So why is the Guardian’s Environment Editor entreating that we do just that? Is he merely stupid? Or is there something more cynical at play?

Stuff is banning climate change deniers from articles and comments

Written By: - Date published: 8:12 am, November 29th, 2018 - 261 comments

Stuff have adopted a policy of banning opinion pieces and comments from climate change deniers on the basis that the science is settled and allowing space for deniers is a dangerous waste of time.

Open Mike 29/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 29th, 2018 - 132 comments

 

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The bigotry of lemmings – the China scare

Written By: - Date published: 5:46 pm, November 28th, 2018 - 134 comments

I can’t think of the number of countless times that I have seen scare stories about someone wanting to take over this society and/or the world. Sometimes they are even correct about intent, but usually they are not. Usually the difference between what is insinuated and whatever facts are known makes those making such insinuations just look like attention-seeking nuts.

 

Daily Review 28/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 28th, 2018 - 49 comments

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Employment Law Changes; A Win for the Workers

Written By: - Date published: 9:28 am, November 28th, 2018 - 40 comments

The Labour Party sponsored amendments to the Employment Relations Act are a step closer to becoming law. That’s a good thing for working people and a good thing for coalition politics.

The dinosaurs are clinging on

Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, November 28th, 2018 - 32 comments

The Trump administration has produced an official report outlining the perils of climate change which the POTUS has rejected. And in Australia the dinosaur Liberal Party has suffered a huge loss in Victorian State elections, the loss of their Parliamentary majority and ScoMo has criticised school students taking direct action against the Government’s totally inadequate policies.

Open Mike 28/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 28th, 2018 - 408 comments

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Daily Review 27/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 pm, November 27th, 2018 - 5 comments

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The strange case of the missing text from Bridges’ speech

Written By: - Date published: 5:04 pm, November 27th, 2018 - 25 comments

National’s social media team have sent out a tweet with a quote from Simon Bridges that does not appear in the speech that he gave.

National and its no tax promises

Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, November 27th, 2018 - 38 comments

National have got out the old “no new taxes” songbook and are singing it as loudly as they can.

China, Huawei and us

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 27th, 2018 - 50 comments

It’s high time this government woke up to the intelligence gathering capacity and ambition of China in New Zealand.

Bridges believes fictional character is definitely a male

Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, November 27th, 2018 - 91 comments

Simon Bridges is going for the under 10 misogynist vote by claiming that Santa Claus is definitely a man.

Open Mike 27/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 27th, 2018 - 230 comments

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Daily Review 26/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 26th, 2018 - 17 comments

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Pride and police

Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, November 26th, 2018 - 110 comments

A guest post by Joel Walsham on the decision of the Auckland Pride Board to request the police not to march at the Pride parade in uniform.

Academic freedom and relationships with China

Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, November 26th, 2018 - 108 comments

A number of prominent academics and researchers have signed an open letter to Jacinda Ardern urging her to take the allegations of Chinese involvement in crimes against Professor Anne Marie Brady seriously and to make a clear statement in defence of academic freedom in New Zealand.

Open Mike 26/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:58 am, November 26th, 2018 - 158 comments

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Worrisome Centrist Clowns.

Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, November 25th, 2018 - 84 comments

I don’t generally have a problem with clowns. But these clowns are dangerous. When mainstream media promotes centrist clowns promoting fascist clowns….

Open Mike 25/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:59 am, November 25th, 2018 - 223 comments

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Twyford’s big announcement

Written By: - Date published: 12:46 pm, November 24th, 2018 - 71 comments

The government has just announced the creation of the most massive and powerful housing and land development agency that we have ever seen.

Judith is getting ready

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, November 24th, 2018 - 125 comments

Judith Collins appears to be ramping up a leadership campaign using Fox News type references to climate change, social change and young people.

Open Mike 24/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:59 am, November 24th, 2018 - 168 comments

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Daily Review 23/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:03 pm, November 23rd, 2018 - 32 comments

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Bridges Billion dollar bungle

Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, November 23rd, 2018 - 126 comments

Simon Bridges has claimed that Labour’s Kiwisaver fund is $18 billion short of the amount needed to meet the Government’s goals of constructing ten thousand Kiwibuild houses a year.  The claim has as much credibility as National’s claim that Labour’s budget figures had an $11.5 billion hole in them.

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