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Archive for January, 2022

Daily review 31/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 31st, 2022 - 62 comments

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Women’s human rights and the vulnerability of pregnant women

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, January 31st, 2022 - 211 comments

While social and mainstream media hash out the details of Charlotte Bellis’ situation, her case points to the gross inequity that women still face even in countries like New Zealand.

Light Rail: The State Is Back

Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, January 31st, 2022 - 30 comments

The light rail route and mode decision this week shows something new. It’s in the nature of the state itself.

Open mike 31/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 31st, 2022 - 160 comments

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Go well Jacinda

Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, January 30th, 2022 - 40 comments

Worrying news emerged this morning with a report that Jacinda Ardern is a close contact of an Omicron case on an Air New Zealand flight.

Open mike 30/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 30th, 2022 - 221 comments

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Going cold turkey on Spotify

Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, January 29th, 2022 - 166 comments

Neil Young’s decision to withdraw his music from Spotify because of its insistence on highlighting self declared idiot Joe Rogan has seen a number of people either cancelling their subscriptions or considering alternatives.

Open mike 29/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 29th, 2022 - 313 comments

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Daily review 28/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 28th, 2022 - 18 comments

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How far has National really fallen?

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, January 28th, 2022 - 16 comments

Because I love accurate comparisons and because the media typically do a shit job of looking at political polls, I decided that a look backwards to a comparable poll in the last parliament, Colmar Brunton early Feb 2019. National has lost support to Act but the overall conservative vote has minimal change. The Greens haven’t died. Labour looks very likely to lead the parliament.

About the latest Colmar Brunton poll

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, January 28th, 2022 - 52 comments

The latest Colmar Brunton (now Kantar) poll has now been released and some of the commentary and analysis is pretty ordinary.

Open mike 28/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 28th, 2022 - 69 comments

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Daily review 27/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 27th, 2022 - 44 comments

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Labour has overseen massive inequality increase – Bernard Hickey

Written By: - Date published: 1:14 pm, January 27th, 2022 - 154 comments

The Government’s Covid 19 response, mainly via Reserve Bank measures, has enabled a mind-boggling increase in inequality, according to influential financial commentator Bernard Hickey. Covid response has saved multiple lives, but its refusal to simultaneously address inequality via taxes raises uncomfortable questions about how a leftist government has overseen a once-in-a-generation shift in wealth

The importance of proper mask wearing

Written By: - Date published: 8:58 am, January 27th, 2022 - 55 comments

With an Omicron surge appearing to be inevitable the importance of proper mask wearing has never been more important.

Open mike 27/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 27th, 2022 - 144 comments

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Daily review 26/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 26th, 2022 - 30 comments

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The Price Isn’t Yet Right To Invade Ukraine

Written By: - Date published: 12:32 pm, January 26th, 2022 - 59 comments

The entity making the most money out of threatening the Ukraine is the Russian Federation government itself. Follow the money.

Open mike 26/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 26th, 2022 - 221 comments

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Daily review 25/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 25th, 2022 - 44 comments

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Weird stuff Jacinda Ardern has been accused of

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, January 25th, 2022 - 212 comments

It appears that social media allegations against Jacinda Ardern are becoming more and more extreme.

Open mike 25/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 25th, 2022 - 143 comments

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Daily review 24/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 24th, 2022 - 31 comments

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In Tax we trust

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, January 24th, 2022 - 86 comments

In a welcome change Millionaires and billionaires worldwide are calling for governments to tax them more.

Open mike 24/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 24th, 2022 - 250 comments

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Prisoners of the Narrative #1

Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, January 23rd, 2022 - Comments Off on Prisoners of the Narrative #1

Robert Ayson’s advocacy of a sanctions regime for New Zealand in case of a  Russian invasion of Ukraine is a bad idea based on poor intelligence.The “Russian invasion” narrative was always a beat-up, and there is no support from major players in Europe for sanctions such as removal from the SWIFT payment system. Russia’s claim for border security is reasonable and essential for peace.

The problem with middle of the road politicians

Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, January 23rd, 2022 - 21 comments

Joe Biden is struggling to get his agenda passed by the American Legislature.  Because of two Senators, one with significant coal interests and the other Senator more willing to protect the rights of a minority of Senators to hold up legislation than the rights of a minority of Americans to vote.

Going Red

Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, January 23rd, 2022 - 164 comments

The New Zealand government has announced a nationwide move to the Red Traffic Light system from midnight tonight.

Open mike 23/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 23rd, 2022 - 104 comments

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UK Covid deaths with no underlying factor.

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, January 22nd, 2022 - 106 comments

Oh. But here comes Omicron…

Open mike 22/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 22nd, 2022 - 136 comments

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