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Archive for December, 2018

Wow, Anak Krakatau is just gone..

Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, December 31st, 2018 - 14 comments

Satellite radar images

The progeny of Krakatoa, Anak Krakatau, that blew up and dropped most of its volume into the ocean to cause the December 22nd tsunami in Indonesia was very intense. Satellite radar images show that it lost most of its volume and the cone is just gone. That was just a minor eruption in a crowded world.

The Standard’s ten most popular posts of 2018

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, December 31st, 2018 - 14 comments

The Standard’s ten most read posts of 2018.

The Standard’s ten most commented on posts in 2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 31st, 2018 - 62 comments

The Standard’s ten most commented on posts in 2018.

Open Mike 31/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 31st, 2018 - 164 comments

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Open Mike 30/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 30th, 2018 - 139 comments

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How To Get There 30/12/18

Written By: - Date published: 6:29 am, December 30th, 2018 - 139 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.

Now on WordPress 5

Written By: - Date published: 12:59 am, December 30th, 2018 - 12 comments

Just upgraded to Wordpress 5.02. There were a couple of minor tweaks required on our site for old posts, but nothing earth shattering. Proceeding on to changing the theme after 8 years.

Open Mike 29/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, December 29th, 2018 - 178 comments

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Matt King goes full nut job

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, December 29th, 2018 - 77 comments

National MP Matt King has claimed that Stuff has been censoring comments that are critical of the Government and that an article expressing concerns about the run down of health infrastructure, the increase in child poverty, the use of private contractors to spy on us and the inability of NZTA to properly regulate WOF inspections is “left wing claptrap”.

The Standard a decade on

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 28th, 2018 - 113 comments

LPrent and I had the chance recently to talk about the Standard and how it is going.

Open Mike 28/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 28th, 2018 - 60 comments

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National’s brave new world of MOAR ROADS!

Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, December 27th, 2018 - 132 comments

National has taken to criticising the Government for not building roads that had no coherent business case and no proposal to build.

Japan restarts commercial whaling

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 27th, 2018 - 10 comments

Japan have withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling.

Open Mike 27/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 27th, 2018 - 103 comments

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Go Democracy Go!

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, December 26th, 2018 - 68 comments

It’s going to be a strong year for democratic politics.

Open Mike 26/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, December 26th, 2018 - 132 comments

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Play day

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, December 25th, 2018 - 3 comments

This is the day to play.

Open Mike 25/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 25th, 2018 - 53 comments

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The Taxpayers’ Union* responds to the Clark and Thompson spying fiasco

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, December 24th, 2018 - 9 comments

* not a real union.

Open Mike 24/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 24th, 2018 - 97 comments

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An ex-insider rating of our politicians

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, December 23rd, 2018 - 26 comments

MSM and blogsters are in an orgy of “rating” and marking politicians at the moment. It seems to be based on headlines, fuck ups or not fuck ups and what those inside the Beltway deemed news. It’s not new of course. Trans-Tasman sold its ratings yearly, until they went bust last year. Every year, when […]

Open Mike 23/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, December 23rd, 2018 - 156 comments

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How To Get There 23/12/18

Written By: - Date published: 6:59 am, December 23rd, 2018 - 236 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.

Random 2019 predictions …

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 22nd, 2018 - 114 comments

What will happen in 2019?

Daily Review 21/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 21st, 2018 - 64 comments

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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

China; Hack to the Future!

Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, December 21st, 2018 - 287 comments

China has apparently been sprung hacking hundreds of western businesses and Government agencies, including some here in NZ. Should we be worried?

Public Service meltdown

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, December 21st, 2018 - 55 comments

How much Wellington-political-economy damage can the Government sustain while pushing reform across so many Ministries?

Open Mike 21/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 21st, 2018 - 165 comments

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Daily Review 20/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 20th, 2018 - 90 comments

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National’s varied response to the Thompson and Clark report

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, December 20th, 2018 - 26 comments

Simon Bridges and Gerry Brownlee have offered diametrically opposed versions of how to respond to the crisis presented by the report into Thompson and Clark’s activities.

A tale of two Christmas speeches

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, December 20th, 2018 - 31 comments

The last sitting day in Parliament yesterday gave stark evidence showing how Jacinda is wiping the floor with Simon Bridges.

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