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Archive for September, 2019

Daily review 23/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:28 pm, September 23rd, 2019 - 22 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 …

Open mike 23/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 23rd, 2019 - 125 comments

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Lying : the preferred denier behavior

Written By: - Date published: 3:45 pm, September 22nd, 2019 - 26 comments

In a striking example of the typical climate change denier, the “Australian Young Coal Coalition” released a photo bemoaning the mess left by friday’s climate change strike rally in Hyde Park. Pity that it was a lying fake. Being put out by climate change deniers, of course it was just a lie. That is all […]

How To Get There 22/9/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 22nd, 2019 - 12 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 22/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 22nd, 2019 - 104 comments

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National’s rhetoric problem

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, September 21st, 2019 - 19 comments

National has displayed a concerning level of rhetoric this week involving a misrepresentation of the GDP figures and the attacking of a board appointee who cannot respond.

The climate action momentum

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, September 21st, 2019 - 33 comments

The global School Strikes this week and the upcoming International Rebellions are part of a large wave of change that gives us a chance at preventing the worst of climate disaster. 

Open mike 21/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 21st, 2019 - 105 comments

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Daily review 20/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 20th, 2019 - 11 comments

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The NZIER Report on dairying and fresh water

Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, September 20th, 2019 - 19 comments

“New Zealand does not face stark choices between having a dairy sector versus having clean waterways. Experience shows that, by focusing on profits, not production, farms can increase their economic returns and reduce their impact on the environment.”

Open mike 20/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 20th, 2019 - 187 comments

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Daily review 18/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 19th, 2019 - 11 comments

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Where is the Government on oil reliance?

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, September 19th, 2019 - 14 comments

Even though New Zealand is one of the most oil-reliant countries on earth, the Government has a disturbing lack of a plan for security of supply.

No Right Turn: Against facial recognition

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, September 19th, 2019 - 21 comments

“we should be outlawing this intrusive technology and the tracking it enables and entails.”

Open mike 19/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 19th, 2019 - 94 comments

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Macron speech – The end of Western hegemony

Written By: - Date published: 2:09 am, September 19th, 2019 - 21 comments

France President Macron’s remarkable and wide-ranging speech to French ambassadors after France hosted the recent G7 conference in Biarritz is well worth a read. He lays it all out – so much better than Trump’s tweets or BoJo’s bluster.

Daily review 18/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 18th, 2019 - 28 comments

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Ihumaatao must be returned to mana whenua says Kiingitanga

Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, September 18th, 2019 - 149 comments

“Mana whenua agree they want their land returned, so they can make decisions about its future.”

Every day New Zealanders

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, September 18th, 2019 - 20 comments

Simon Bridges thinks that Jacinda Ardern’s international campaign to change the way that social media handles hate speech and terrorism a big talkfest that will achieve nothing, even though Facebook has as a result announced significant changes to its platform.

China, Climate Conference, and New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, September 18th, 2019 - 4 comments

At the United Nations Climate Action Summit next weekend the question may be asked what would happen if China stopped buying Australian coal?

Open mike 18/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 18th, 2019 - 54 comments

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Daily review 17/09/2019

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

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The strange case of Oravida and the rupturing of the Ruakaka jet fuel line

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, September 17th, 2019 - 16 comments

An independent inquiry has concluded that an Oravida associated company was most likely responsible for the rupturing of a jet fuel line in 2017.

An unfortunate rush to judgment by the media?

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, September 17th, 2019 - 124 comments

A release of information from Labour Council member Simon Mitchell has raised issues about what members of the Labour Party knew about recent sexual abuse allegations and when.

The Race to be the Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, September 17th, 2019 - 38 comments

Breaking it down.

Open mike 17/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 17th, 2019 - 80 comments

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Daily review 16/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 6:01 pm, September 16th, 2019 - 73 comments

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Legitimate target, daft war

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, September 16th, 2019 - 30 comments

The war that Saudi Arabia and its allies has been waging against the Houthi side in the civil war in Yemen took a interesting turn yesterday. Houthi claimed an attack on Saudi oil processing facilities using drone strikes. It is likely to significantly reduce the output of the Saudi exports for a while as the […]

Monorail!

Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, September 16th, 2019 - 26 comments

Auckland mayoral candidate Craig Lord has announced a policy that may turn the campaign on its head.  Or may not.

How This Government Can Still Win

Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, September 16th, 2019 - 91 comments

Some suggestions on how Labour can retain power at the next election.

Open mike 16/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 16th, 2019 - 61 comments

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