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Archive for August, 2019

Weekend social 31/08/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, August 31st, 2019 - 34 comments

Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever. No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

Open mike 31/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 31st, 2019 - 40 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily review 30/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 30th, 2019 - 59 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 …

We are sailing

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 30th, 2019 - 209 comments

Greta Thunberg’s journey was an invitation into a conversation not about deprivation, but how to live well as we change.

Funding radical climate action

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, August 30th, 2019 - 36 comments

The Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) has pledged $350k to Extinction Rebellion, if others will match it.

Open mike 30/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 30th, 2019 - 118 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily review 29/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 29th, 2019 - 94 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 …

Crims gangs and extremists

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, August 29th, 2019 - 24 comments

National has chosen for political reasons to oppose the Government’s proposed gun law changes designed to address weaknesses shown up by the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Why we save rivers

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 29th, 2019 - 47 comments

An application to dam the Waitaha River on the West Coast has been declined. When looking at how to meet human needs, we need to do better than ‘how much can we get away with taking from nature?’

photo – Zak Shaw

Open mike 29/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 29th, 2019 - 133 comments

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Daily review 28/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 28th, 2019 - 21 comments

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Why is Jacinda Ardern so popular?

Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, August 28th, 2019 - 239 comments

Boosting the signal to noise ratio.

Toxic masculinity

Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, August 28th, 2019 - 153 comments

As the Amazon burns and the world looks on aghast as our lungs go up in flames Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has chosen to respond to an offer of help from the G7 by picking a fight with French leader Emmanuel Macron.

Open mike 28/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 28th, 2019 - 58 comments

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Daily review 27/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 27th, 2019 - 44 comments

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Missile test shows US bad faith on INF Treaty

Written By: - Date published: 4:43 pm, August 27th, 2019 - 9 comments

US’s recent test of an intermediate range missile shows that the reasons given for its withdrawal from the INF treaty were spurious. It also shows up the gullibility of our MFAT, who voted against a Russian proposal for dialogue late last year in the UN on the grounds that it was a “sidestep.”

Ross leaks again

Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, August 27th, 2019 - 46 comments

Jami Lee Ross has released details showing National avoided restrictions against overseas donations by a New Zealand incorporated company being used to make the donation.

National are lighting political dumpster fires while the Amazon burns

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 27th, 2019 - 47 comments

New Zealand’s poster boys for late stage capitalism’s dying throes are fools of the highest order.

Open mike 27/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 27th, 2019 - 115 comments

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Daily review 26/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 26th, 2019 - 64 comments

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National tacks right

Written By: - Date published: 3:35 pm, August 26th, 2019 - 44 comments

National has released its economic policies for the next 12 months and they have a decidedly backward feeling about them.

China Becomes Fascist

Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, August 26th, 2019 - 42 comments

Those who see fascism emerging under Trump can observe the full modern version in action now in Hong Kong’s contest of protesters with the Chinese government.

The thoughts of Matt King on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, August 26th, 2019 - 85 comments

National MP Matt King has been caught posting climate change denial material on his facebook page.

Open mike 26/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 26th, 2019 - 112 comments

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Open mike 25/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 25th, 2019 - 137 comments

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How To Get There 25/8/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 25th, 2019 - 70 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.  

RIP David Koch

Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, August 24th, 2019 - 54 comments

David Koch, the man possibly most responsible for the growth of climate change denialism, has died at the age of 79 as the Arctic melts and the Amazon burns.

Open mike 24/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 24th, 2019 - 154 comments

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Daily review 23/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:26 pm, August 23rd, 2019 - 43 comments

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100 Days of climate vigil

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, August 23rd, 2019 - 4 comments

Ollie Langridge doing the climate action mahi at parliament.

I agree with Heather

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, August 23rd, 2019 - 37 comments

Heather du Plessis Allan has concluded that National was responsible for leaking details about Winston Peters superannuation overpayment.  And believes that it was business as usual for National.

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