Archive for April, 2019

Open mike 22/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 22nd, 2019 - 88 comments

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Confirmation bias

Written By: - Date published: 12:03 pm, April 21st, 2019 - 111 comments

The internet neatly divides us into separate isolated tribes with polarised views of what are the issues and what is reality.  How do we engage in a civilised discussion to educate each other and reach a consensus of what we should be doing?

Open mike 21/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 21st, 2019 - 146 comments

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How To Get There 21/4/19

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, April 21st, 2019 - 50 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.

Open mike 20/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 20th, 2019 - 114 comments

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Don’t Rock The Titanic!

Written By: - Date published: 2:41 pm, April 19th, 2019 - 31 comments

The pace of politics of transformation is glacial but it is unstoppable.

The Mueller report

Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, April 19th, 2019 - 75 comments

Robert Mueller’s report has now been released and questions are being asked at the benign spin that the White House has been allowed to engage in to describe it before its release.

Open mike 19/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 19th, 2019 - 54 comments

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Daily review 18/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 18th, 2019 - 18 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 …

Easter Miracle: JC Rises Again!

Written By: - Date published: 11:26 am, April 18th, 2019 - 13 comments

 TVNZ have just announced a surprise return for NZ’s favourite sermoniser.

About the CGT decision

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, April 18th, 2019 - 228 comments

With the benefit of hindsight the decision not to proceed with a capital gains tax was almost inevitable.

Open mike 18/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 18th, 2019 - 66 comments

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Daily review 17/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:18 pm, April 17th, 2019 - 19 comments

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CGT Dumped

Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, April 17th, 2019 - 244 comments

The Government has announced that there will be no Capital Gains Tax. It’s a shame, but it’s good politics.

Should he stay or should he go?

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, April 17th, 2019 - 68 comments

Tova O’Brien has reported that different National MPs are speaking out against Simon Bridges and that a coup against him may be in the offering.

Open mike 17/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 17th, 2019 - 143 comments

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Daily review 16/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 16th, 2019 - 69 comments

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Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, April 16th, 2019 - 33 comments

Keep it seemly.

Trump’s border problem

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, April 16th, 2019 - 30 comments

Donald Trump has considered taking some extraordinary steps to quell a surge in migration through the southern boarder of the United States.

Open mike 16/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 16th, 2019 - 165 comments

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1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll April 2019

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 pm, April 15th, 2019 - 50 comments

The latest 1 News Colmar Brunton Poll is out and it says that a Labour/Greens Government is what NZ wants. Oh, and we quite like Jacinda Ardern.

Daily review 15/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 15th, 2019 - 19 comments

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Nat MP Nuk Karako Quits

Written By: - Date published: 1:58 pm, April 15th, 2019 - 19 comments

Nat List MP Nuk Karako has unexpectedly announced his retirement, effective next month.

National’s culture review shambles redux

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, April 15th, 2019 - 32 comments

Simon Bridges has given a train wreck of an interview this morning on Radio New Zealand’s morning report about National’s culture review. It appears that National is keeping the report secret because of fears that the report may be leaked.

Reflections on Free Speech and Public Discourse

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 15th, 2019 - 119 comments

Silencing dissonant voices only leads to more and stronger dissonant voices and further radicalisation.

Open mike 15/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 15th, 2019 - 64 comments

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Assange Must Be Extradited

Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, April 14th, 2019 - 250 comments

There is no doubt that Julian Assange should be extradited when his UK jail sentence ends. Justice demands it.

Stuart McCutcheon thinks students are too sensitive

Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, April 14th, 2019 - 39 comments

Auckland Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon has attracted the ire of Auckland students by suggesting that their concern with recent evidence of fascist behaviour at Auckland campus is because they are being too sensitive.

Open mike 14/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 14th, 2019 - 139 comments

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How To Get There 14/4/19

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, April 14th, 2019 - 44 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.

Open mike 13/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 13th, 2019 - 117 comments

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