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Archive for November, 2020

Daily review 30/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 30th, 2020 - 6 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 …

Power across the Tasman

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, November 30th, 2020 - 25 comments

Australia is likely to have less of an issue with raging bush fires this year. La Niña is likely to give a break to the droughts with a wetter East Coast. Doesn’t stop record heatwaves as is happening at present. Climate change in action. What is also happening is equally predictable – the power systems get affected as well. Interesting to consider for similar climate issues here hitting our power. 

Stuff apologises for decades of racist reporting

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, November 30th, 2020 - 123 comments

In a headline I thought I would never read this morning Stuff has apologised for decades of racist reporting, and has in its own words “grappled with the truth that our journalism has often unfairly portrayed Maori, ranging from racist to blinkered”.

Open mike 30/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 30th, 2020 - 69 comments

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A Bit About How (my) Moderation Works (at present)

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 pm, November 29th, 2020 - 26 comments

An attempt to clarify some misconceptions and dispel some urban myths about (my) moderation.

Open mike 29/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 29th, 2020 - 100 comments

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Auckland’s tree protection problem

Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, November 28th, 2020 - 24 comments

Currently in Auckland far too many of our magnificent trees are not protected. Here are some thoughts on what the Government and Auckland Council should do to change this.

Open mike 28/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 28th, 2020 - 60 comments

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Daily review 27/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 27th, 2020 - 23 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 …

Media crisis may be most problematic

Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, November 27th, 2020 - 34 comments

The government is simultaneously grappling with the Covid, economic and housing crises, but its failure to act urgently and boldly on the crisis in our Fourth Estate may have the most damaging longer-term effect. Bernard Hickey has lashed out at Broadcasting and Media Minister Kris Faafoi and Jacinda Ardern, for their fiddling-while-Rome-burns response to an industry in meltdown.

The Speech From The Throne

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 27th, 2020 - 21 comments

I’m sure one needs a particular depth of political nerdiness to give a flying fig about such things, but since I am one of those, these are my highlights from the speech from the throne to Parliament this week.

Open mike 27/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 27th, 2020 - 74 comments

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Maiden Speech – Ibrahim Omer take a bow

Written By: - Date published: 9:11 pm, November 26th, 2020 - 9 comments

Ibrahim Omer, refugee, trade unionist, and living wage advocate gave his maiden speech today in Parliament.  If you want to watch an outstanding speech and shed a tear or two watch this.

Daily review 26/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 26th, 2020 - 7 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 26/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 26th, 2020 - 88 comments

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Daily review 25/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 25th, 2020 - 27 comments

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Comrade David signals radical rewrite of Act’s living wage policy

Written By: - Date published: 7:36 am, November 25th, 2020 - 75 comments

Comrade David Seymour has signalled that Act may argue for a minimum wage of $50 per hour.

Open mike 25/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 25th, 2020 - 72 comments

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Daily review 24/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 24th, 2020 - 22 comments

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National announces terms of reference for its election campaign review

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, November 24th, 2020 - 62 comments

National wants to work out what went wrong during the last election.

Open mike 24/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 24th, 2020 - 68 comments

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Daily review 23/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 23rd, 2020 - 1 comment

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Sneak preview of a neoliberal UBI

Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, November 23rd, 2020 - 21 comments

Giving migrant workers access to insufficient welfare is a financial coercion tool of right wing and centrist economics.

Georgian Republicans are part of the deep state threat to Trump

Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, November 23rd, 2020 - 22 comments

Over in the US of A some amazing claims are being made with Trump’a lawyer claiming that in Georgia, which has perfected the art of disenfranchising Black American voters, there has been a deep seated conspiracy to lose the state for Trump.  And Venezuela is involved.  

No Right Turn: the obvious question

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, November 23rd, 2020 - 20 comments

One in four property speculators aren’t paying the bright-line tax.

Open mike 23/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 23rd, 2020 - 19 comments

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National’s annual conference

Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, November 22nd, 2020 - 64 comments

National has heeded the calls for change and rejuvination by returning Peter Goodfellow as its president.

Open mike 22/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 22nd, 2020 - 66 comments

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Open mike 21/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 21st, 2020 - 114 comments

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Daily review 20/11/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 20th, 2020 - 4 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 …

Time’s up Labour

Written By: - Date published: 4:50 pm, November 20th, 2020 - 114 comments

It’s not possible to resolve New Zealand’s housing and poverty crises from within a neoliberal frame. Change is going to have to be driven from outside of parliament.

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