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Archive for July, 2019

Simon Bridges Going Blue in the Face Barking at Green Cars

Written By: - Date published: 3:48 pm, July 14th, 2019 - 51 comments

Simon Bridges is barking madly at green cars.

The return of Banks?

Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, July 14th, 2019 - 28 comments

John Banks is reported to be considering another run at the Auckland mayoralty.

Aussies – utterly predictable right down to the last words.

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, July 14th, 2019 - 30 comments

It isn’t often that I read a sports story. My view was that if you aren’t doing a sport, then what is the point in watching others doing it? Work on something that you can do. However a title on an aussie ABC article caught me – “New Zealand earn genuine respect”. Now that was unusual…

 

Open mike 14/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 14th, 2019 - 200 comments

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How To Get There 14/7/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 14th, 2019 - 31 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.  

Toll by Stealth

Written By: - Date published: 4:17 pm, July 13th, 2019 - 52 comments

A tunnel is like a wormhole to another dimension. It changes people’s behaviour ever so slightly, ever so briefly, without them realising.

Trump’s social media summit

Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, July 13th, 2019 - 36 comments

Donald Trump’s social media summit, a white house gathering of right wing extremists and media trolls, is the complete antithesis of the post Christchurch massacre gathering organised by Jacinda Ardern to address the damage that social media can cause.

Open mike 13/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 13th, 2019 - 152 comments

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Daily review 12/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:51 pm, July 12th, 2019 - 34 comments

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Sorry no posts today …

Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, July 12th, 2019 - 36 comments

A chicken crisis will curtail posts from me today sorry.

Open mike 12/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 12th, 2019 - 152 comments

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Daily review 11/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 11th, 2019 - 11 comments

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Submit or surrender

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, July 11th, 2019 - 33 comments

The submission period for the Zero Carbon Bill closes shortly.  Please make a submission.  This may be the New Zealand Goverment’s last chance to put in place measures to get us to carbon neutrality in time to make a difference.

Open mike 11/07/2019

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Daily review 10/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 10th, 2019 - 39 comments

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Cannabis, teens, and fecal matter

Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, July 10th, 2019 - 28 comments

I’ve been musing on the subject of minor drugs that are currently illegal and their supply chain. It is early days so far, but almost all of the news coming through from where the recreational use of cannabis has been decriminalised hasn’t indicated dire consequences.  There are some pretty obvious benefits – especially in the quality of supply.

Guest post – Bucking the trend at ECAN

Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, July 10th, 2019 - 26 comments

A guest post from Anthony Rimell about a very disturbing attempt by ECAN to allow the levels of nitrate leach into Christchurch’s water supply to increase.

Open mike 10/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 10th, 2019 - 126 comments

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Daily review 09/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 9th, 2019 - 74 comments

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Government plans to disincentivise purchase of gas guzzlers

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, July 9th, 2019 - 134 comments

Julie Anne Genter has released a policy document proposing rebates for the purchase of electric and fuel efficient vehicles funded by a surcharge on gas guzzlers to start the transition of our vehicle fleet to carbon neutrality.

Open mike 09/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 9th, 2019 - 159 comments

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Daily review 08/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 8th, 2019 - 32 comments

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Is POTUS up to the job?

Written By: - Date published: 2:34 pm, July 8th, 2019 - 275 comments

A senior Psychologist thinks that POTUS Donald Trump is not up to doing the job. And the UK Ambassador to the US says that the Trump White House is uniquely dysfunctional and inept.

Labour to repeal ban on family caregivers seeking justice

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, July 8th, 2019 - 39 comments

Labour and New Zealand First Ministers under the first term of the sixth Labour government sitting in the Cabinet office.

The Government has increased funding for family caregivers of people with disabilities and is moving to repeal one of the most constitutionally outrageous legislative provisions that the prevoius Government enacted.

Open mike 08/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 8th, 2019 - 120 comments

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How To Get There 7/7/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 7th, 2019 - 73 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 07/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 7th, 2019 - 158 comments

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Clever visual satire on a millionaire beggar

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, July 6th, 2019 - 15 comments

Scott Marsh does a great depiction of Israel Folau’s essential ethics. Check out some of Scott’s other art as well.

With enough trees …

Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, July 6th, 2019 - 65 comments

Recent scientific analysis has suggested the planting of a trillion trees is feasible and may go a long way to addressing the effects of climate change.

Open mike 06/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 6th, 2019 - 147 comments

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Daily review 05/07/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 5th, 2019 - 8 comments

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