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Archive for March, 2019

Terrorist’s Writing Banned

Written By: - Date published: 2:07 pm, March 23rd, 2019 - 101 comments

The terrorist’s published writing has been banned with immediate effect. This is a very good thing.

Mueller Report Complete

Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, March 23rd, 2019 - 120 comments

The Mueller report has dropped. The next few days are going to be crucial for the Trump presidency.

Open mike 23/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 23rd, 2019 - 232 comments

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Power pricing not just a rip-off, it’s immoral

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, March 22nd, 2019 - 43 comments

Submissions for the final report on the Electricity Price Review closed today at noon. My recent experience with Genesis Energy reveals pricing by power company majors not only rips customers off, but is immoral. The initial report of the EPR is unlikely to address this issue.

Adequate gun control and (almost) complete party support.

Written By: - Date published: 8:43 am, March 22nd, 2019 - 128 comments

Now that I’ve had time to look through what has been implemented and what is proposed to happen with changes to gun laws and think about it. I’m almost satisfied. Since that so seldom happens that I suspect a gotcha, I’m now going to keep debugging until I am sure that it is actually as good as it looks.

 

Open mike 22/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 22nd, 2019 - 286 comments

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Daily review 21/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 21st, 2019 - 71 comments

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Rambo has been constrained. Now about those other semi-automatics?

Written By: - Date published: 4:39 pm, March 21st, 2019 - 80 comments

Jacinda Ardern has announced an effective ban by an order in council on the current sales of all military-style semi-automatic weapons and all assault rifles. There will be legislation passed to remove them from the hands of the public including a buyback and prison terms for possession. Not quite far enough yet. (Updated as I see other details)

Open mike 21/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 21st, 2019 - 251 comments

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Banning Rambo weapons not a knee-jerk

Written By: - Date published: 5:35 am, March 21st, 2019 - 185 comments

Passing stringent gun controls is far from a knee-jerk reaction to the Christchurch massacre – our politicians of all stripes have procrastinated over this ever since the 1990 Aramoana massacre. We already have the 13 recommendations of the 2017 Law & Order committee that were rejected. Let us at the very least now accept those.

Daily review 20/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 20th, 2019 - 54 comments

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Westland Dairy sale

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, March 20th, 2019 - 30 comments

Westland Dairy has done a deal to sell out to Yili industrial Group of Mongolia. This company is the third largest dairy company in New Zealand.

The power of compassionate politics

Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, March 20th, 2019 - 205 comments

Jacinda Ardern has shown over the past week that she is one of the country’s best leaders.

Open mike 20/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 20th, 2019 - 335 comments

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Daily review 19/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 19th, 2019 - 33 comments

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National’s unfortunate misstatement about its migrant petition

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, March 19th, 2019 - 76 comments

National has been caught out in what is euphemistically called a misspeak about when it took its odious anti UN Migration pact petition down from its website. It said it was weeks before the Christchurch murders but it appears the petition was still live after the event.

Mike Hosking’s unusual take on the Christchurch massacre

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, March 19th, 2019 - 137 comments

Mike Hosking has delivered an analysis of the Mosque murders that omits saying the massacre occurred in a mosque or that all the victims were of the Muslim faith or that the terrorist was a right wing extremist.

Open mike 19/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 19th, 2019 - 174 comments

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Daily review 18/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 18th, 2019 - 60 comments

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DPF does the right thing

Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, March 18th, 2019 - 101 comments

Kiwiblog comments have been turned off as David Farrar grapples with how to handle a crisis concerning hate speech.

Lets ban assault weapons – now

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, March 18th, 2019 - 284 comments

The Government needs to urgently change the law to ban the sale of military style semi automatic weapons.

Open mike 18/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 18th, 2019 - 125 comments

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‘Heroes’

Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, March 17th, 2019 - 91 comments

A few musings on heroism.

Open mike 17/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 17th, 2019 - 285 comments

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How To Get There 17/3/19

Written By: - Date published: 6:54 am, March 17th, 2019 - 34 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.  

The trouble with hate speech

Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, March 16th, 2019 - 319 comments

Yesterday’s terrorist attack which has resulted in 49 kiwis losing their lives highlights issues brought up by the tour of New Zealand by Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux and the debate about if hate speech should ever be tolerated.

Just outlaw semi-automatic weapons

Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, March 16th, 2019 - 213 comments

I’ve used and worked with weapons for large chunks of my life. They’re not there for dickheads. There aren’t any reasons to keep operational semi-automatic weapons in civilian life. Just outlaw them. The conviction for unlawful possession of them requires mandatory imprisonment.

Christchurch: The Next Day

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, March 16th, 2019 - 123 comments

It’s the morning after the horrific attacks in Christchurch. 49 are dead, many more injured. The PM is flying to the city, having announced our gun laws are to be immediately strengthened. The country is reeling, but the fascists are bound to lose.

Open mike 16/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 16th, 2019 - 72 comments

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Daily review 15/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 15th, 2019 - 40 comments

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Christchurch Mosque Shooting

Written By: - Date published: 2:39 pm, March 15th, 2019 - 362 comments

There has been a shooting at a mosque in Central Christchurch. Injured people have been seen in the doorway and armed Police are out in force.

UPDATE: The Star is reporting that one person is dead, and there are reports of a second mosque in Linwood being attacked.

UPDATE: A shooter has posted a series of manifestos. It appears to be typical race hate. It also appears that the shooting was live streamed.

UPDATE: The WestPac rescue helicopter is flying over Papanui High School, with what appears to be armed Police leaning out the doors. Papanui is approx 5 kms from the Dean’s Ave mosque. There are also reports that an arrest has been made.

UPDATE: Police confirm an arrest has been made. However the city remains in lockdown until it is clear that there is no further danger. Police also confirm multiple fatalities.

Last UPDATE for the night: 49 dead, 48 injured, 4 fascists in custody. Today has been horrible and tomorrow is going to be a very hard day. Kia kaha, aroha and lets stick together. A people united will never be defeated.

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