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Archive for June, 2019

Open mike 21/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 21st, 2019 - 182 comments

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Daily review 20/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 20th, 2019 - 36 comments

One for the Taxpayer’s onion. 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 desert that is the NZ Herald in the morning

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, June 20th, 2019 - 19 comments

This morning read at 0645 it was the New York Times with a subscription, BBC World which doesn’t need one, Sydney Morning Herald without one, NZ Herald without a subscription, Stuff doesn’t need one, Huff Post which also doesn’t need one, and the Guardian which I toss change to on a periodic basis. The NZ Herald absolutely sucks and doesn’t deserve a premium.

National’s next leader?

Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, June 20th, 2019 - 112 comments

Retiring Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has indicated that he is interested in a political career and is being talked about as National’s next leader.

Open mike 20/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 20th, 2019 - 86 comments

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Daily review 19/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 19th, 2019 - 51 comments

One for the Taxpayer’s onion. 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 …

Facebook is planning crypto currency service – what could possibly go wrong?

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, June 19th, 2019 - 15 comments

The corporation that has become renowned as the purveyor of fake news and the underminer of elections is planning to roll out a crypto currency service.

Greenland is melting – faster

Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, June 19th, 2019 - 82 comments

Greenland holds a large store of fresh water. If fully melted, it will raise sea levels by roughly 7 metres. It is melting – fast. Last week, temperatures across Greenland about 22 degrees Celsius warmer than the normal for that time of year. It produced an extraordinary visual effect of dogs walking on water through surface melt over sea ice.

Open mike 19/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 19th, 2019 - 98 comments

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Daily review 18/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 18th, 2019 - 17 comments

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Bankers gonna bank

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, June 18th, 2019 - 117 comments

The former head of ANZ and the current owner of John Key’s Omaha property, David Hisco, has left the employment of the Bank in somewhat newsworthy circumstances.

Open mike 18/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 18th, 2019 - 226 comments

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Daily review 17/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, June 17th, 2019 - 52 comments

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Flact Tax

Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, June 17th, 2019 - 175 comments

Act has proposed a tax increase for the bottom 64% of all tax payers.

Open mike 17/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 17th, 2019 - 73 comments

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What have Unions ever done for freeloaders?

Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, June 16th, 2019 - 198 comments

Two teachers who support individual contracts and performance pay are upset that they are not going to immediately get the benefit the Teachers Unions negotiated for their members.

The Hong Kong protest worked

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, June 16th, 2019 - 20 comments

Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, has permanently suspended the legislative proposal to enable extradition of Hong Kong people to among other places mainland China.

How To Get There 16/6/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 16th, 2019 - 68 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 16/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 16th, 2019 - 79 comments

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The freedom to insult

Written By: - Date published: 5:37 pm, June 15th, 2019 - 149 comments

David Seymour is proposing a law change that would protect neo nazis from the effects of their hate speech unless the speech also incited or threatened violence.

Open mike 15/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 15th, 2019 - 280 comments

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Daily review 14/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 14th, 2019 - 28 comments

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Mark Richardson wants to be a Nat MP

Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, June 14th, 2019 - 102 comments

Mark Richardson thinks he may have a future career and will be able to transform from overpaid TV personality to overpaid public representative.

Open mike 14/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 14th, 2019 - 199 comments

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Daily review 13/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:57 pm, June 13th, 2019 - 20 comments

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Farewell Mr Makhlouf

Written By: - Date published: 12:39 pm, June 13th, 2019 - 46 comments

Gabriel Makhlouf will be remembered because of events surrounding the unauthorised access of Treasury information by National. History should result in him being remembered for more positive things, like the creation of a new framework that has restructured how the government spends public money from the ground up.

An October election in the UK?

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, June 13th, 2019 - 27 comments

Boris Johnson declared his candidacy today. The Guardian’s Tom Kibasi speculates on his strategy – pick a fight with the EU, make Brexit the issue and call an election. Do a deal with Farage and save Britain from Corbyn. Will it work?

Open mike 13/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 13th, 2019 - 191 comments

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Daily review 12/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 12th, 2019 - 20 comments

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National keeps digging itself into a hole on budget leaks

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, June 12th, 2019 - 141 comments

National continues to attack the Government on its handling of the Treasury budget leak. But it still has not properly explained why its behaviour should be considered ethical.

Open mike 12/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 12th, 2019 - 124 comments

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