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Archive for October, 2019

Daily review 31/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 31st, 2019 - 19 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 31/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 31st, 2019 - 102 comments

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Daily review 30/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 30th, 2019 - 11 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 …

Snap election Britain

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, October 30th, 2019 - 55 comments

The UK will learn its political fate on Friday 13 December. MPs have voted in a one-line Bill to have an election on Thursday 12 November, in the middle of winter.  BoJo’s got his way if not quite the way he wanted. All bets are off.

 

Can’t Simon Bridges prove a double negative

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, October 30th, 2019 - 33 comments

Simon Bridges has announced new National Party policy to take benefits off gang members and their families if they can’t prove they don’t have illegal income or assets.

Wellington mayor-elect flip-flops on sale of Wellington Airport

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, October 30th, 2019 - 26 comments

One of the first acts of Wellington mayor-elect, Andy Foster has been to reverse his stance on the council’s 34% holding in Wellington International Airport Ltd (WIAL). Whether he can get his plan to sell the airport stake past a once hostile public or a leftist-dominated council also seems about as likely as his desire to bulldoze through another tunnel through Mt Vic.

Open mike 30/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 30th, 2019 - 66 comments

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Daily review 29/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 29th, 2019 - 9 comments

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Small start to inflated bullshit.

Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, October 29th, 2019 - 14 comments

I was reading one of Chris Trotters reflections which looked at the Corrections Amendment Bill 2018, that just passed its 3rd reading. “Putting The Check In Right-Wing Prisoners’ Mail”. It sounded odd and oddly lacked detail. I came to the conclusion taking press releases at face value without thinking was a very bad idea.

Unapologetic populism?

Written By: - Date published: 7:51 am, October 29th, 2019 - 44 comments

A Wall Street broker has accused Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren of unapologetic populism in her desire to help workers, the environment, those with lower incomes, and women and minorities as if these are bad things.

Brittle cities

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, October 29th, 2019 - 10 comments

It is pretty hard to miss a variety of cities around the world going nuts for apparently minor offences.

Open mike 29/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 29th, 2019 - 102 comments

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Happy Labour day

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 28th, 2019 - 20 comments

Happy Labour day everyone.  Have a great day. And don’t forget the importance of the Labour movement and of collective action in preserving and enhancing our quality of life.

Open mike 28/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 28th, 2019 - 82 comments

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How To Get There 27/10/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 27th, 2019 - 14 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 27/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 27th, 2019 - 39 comments

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Truth, boomer memes and the next election campaign

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, October 26th, 2019 - 54 comments

Thanks to Facebook’s lax attitude to fact checking it appears that the next election campaign is going to be a rough one.

Open mike 26/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 26th, 2019 - 102 comments

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British Justice tortures Assange

Written By: - Date published: 4:14 am, October 26th, 2019 - 36 comments

Craig Murray reports on the horror of Julian Assange’s treatment by British so-called “justice.” Read it and don’t weep. You can see why Murray resigned from the UK foreign service; their diplomacy is just as bad.

Daily review 25/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 25th, 2019 - 20 comments

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The Government-Auckland relationship

Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, October 25th, 2019 - 26 comments

The Sky City National Convention Centre fire brings the Government Auckland relationship to a very sharp edge. It was tense before. It’s worse now.

Dog whistling Housing Corp tenants

Written By: - Date published: 12:35 pm, October 25th, 2019 - 29 comments

National has announced that it will put an end to a “state house for life” if it gets into power next year.  But its rationale is not only cruel but based on a faulty understanding of the local reality.

Fire in the Sky – Smoke in the city

Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, October 25th, 2019 - 20 comments

Joe Carolyn from Unite Union has posted on the effects of the Sky Convention Centre fire on workers at Sky City.

Open mike 25/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 25th, 2019 - 51 comments

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Daily review 24/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:58 pm, October 24th, 2019 - 17 comments

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Parliament votes to give disabled people the right to a good life

Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, October 24th, 2019 - 23 comments

Before we get to talking about the right to die, can we please have a conversation about the right to live?

Farmers given a chance. I think National will screw it up for them.

Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, October 24th, 2019 - 21 comments

One of the less endearing traits of National is their ability to screw almost anything up for short-term advantage regardless how it impacts long-term. Usually this comes from the results of in-fighting within the party. The agricultural emissions deal is likely to get caught again.

Open mike 24/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 24th, 2019 - 125 comments

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Daily review 23/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 23rd, 2019 - 46 comments

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Sneaky Simon somersaults on support for Terrorism Bill

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 23rd, 2019 - 24 comments

National has welched on a promise to support the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill so that it can play politics with law and order issues.

Open mike 23/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 23rd, 2019 - 117 comments

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