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Archive for February, 2020

A Welcome Change Coming.

Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, February 29th, 2020 - 16 comments

There’s an increasing number of progressive and conservatives who are rediscovering their moral compass in these, the final days of unfettered liberalism.

National’s new conservation policy was previously announced in 2014

Written By: - Date published: 12:29 pm, February 29th, 2020 - 12 comments

National has announced a “new” policy that it previously announced in 2014.  And that has already been implemented.

Do not deport your people and your problems to New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 11:33 am, February 29th, 2020 - 53 comments

Jacinda Ardern has trashed traditional notions of how New Zealand Australia relations are conducted when making the clear point that Australia should not be exporting Australian made problems who are barely kiwis to New Zealand.

Open mike 29/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 29th, 2020 - 105 comments

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Daily review 28/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 28th, 2020 - 17 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 …

The Corona Virus and the Car

Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, February 28th, 2020 - 27 comments

We just saw the stock markets lose their composure, but the stocks taking really big hits are the carmakers who have baked their profitability future into this largest growing car market.

Open mike 28/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 28th, 2020 - 50 comments

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Daily review 27/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 27th, 2020 - 21 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 …

National is going low on law and order issues

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, February 27th, 2020 - 10 comments

Over the past week National has shown a willingness to take really base aggressive positions on law and order issues for political advantages no matter what principles are at stake.  And at the same time show a complete lack of understanding of the issues that are involved.

UBI: what is it good for?

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, February 27th, 2020 - 122 comments

Please don’t let economists, lefties, the right, or TOP design a UBI until we start talking about bolting welfare on. Here’s why.

Open mike 27/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 27th, 2020 - 55 comments

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Daily review 26/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 26th, 2020 - 67 comments

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The right politicising the coronavirus

Written By: - Date published: 2:38 pm, February 26th, 2020 - 113 comments

NACT’s values are showing. 

A Democrat Senate Majority

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, February 26th, 2020 - 21 comments

So many left-leaning people around the world are looking to the United States election in November this year. We need to pay attention to the thing that enables the Presidential winner to get things done: a Senate majority.

Someone should keep a Talley

Written By: - Date published: 7:51 am, February 26th, 2020 - 15 comments

Radio New Zealand has published details of Talley donations totalling $27,000 being made to the NZ First Foundation.

Open mike 26/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 26th, 2020 - 138 comments

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Shattering

Written By: - Date published: 9:08 pm, February 25th, 2020 - 9 comments

When things fall apart, the disintegration can reach such a speed that it’s hard to keep an eye on everything that’s happening. Is liberalism on the cusp?

Daily review 25/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:29 pm, February 25th, 2020 - 12 comments

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Postal voting – essentially dead

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, February 25th, 2020 - 62 comments

Stuff has an article up about last years local body elections in Auckland. As usual  the interesting parts are at the end. But I have to reiterate – online voting isn’t the answer. As a programmer, I’d just call it stupid and dangerous.

Open mike 25/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 25th, 2020 - 164 comments

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Daily review 24/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, February 24th, 2020 - 11 comments

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Open mike 24/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 24th, 2020 - 54 comments

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The Wave Crashing In…

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 pm, February 23rd, 2020 - 67 comments

The race to win the most support from Democratic and Independent voters in the Democratic Primaries is over bar the shouting, but…

The real cause of New Zealand’s failing housing system

Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, February 23rd, 2020 - 139 comments

Simon Wilson has set out in a Herald article historical data which suggests that the cause of the housing crisis can be dated back to decisions made generations ago.  But Steven Joyce thinks that the cure is actually the cause of the problem.

Open mike 23/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 23rd, 2020 - 197 comments

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How To Get There 23/02/20

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 23rd, 2020 - 5 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.  

To Kill Democracy…

Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, February 22nd, 2020 - 12 comments

If major Democratic Party donors and ‘big business’ lobbyists wanted to monkeywrench democracy in the US, then here’s how they could go about it.

Open mike 22/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 22nd, 2020 - 72 comments

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WTAF NZ First?

Written By: - Date published: 6:44 am, February 22nd, 2020 - 148 comments

It has been reported that NZ First will oppose the Green’s attempt to make the country’s car fleet more sustainable and that it may hold up proposed gun law changes designed to address the problems clearly shown by the Christchurch massacre.

Daily review 21/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 21st, 2020 - 33 comments

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Sustainable NZ not so sustainable after all

Written By: - Date published: 2:42 pm, February 21st, 2020 - 23 comments

It appears that National’s dream of an alternative Green party that would drive the real Green Party below the threshold is in tatters with news that Sustainable NZ is on the skids.

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