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Archive for September, 2022

Daily review 30/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 30th, 2022 - 10 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 …

Local Body Election voting options: Taranaki Regional Council and Urs Signer

Written By: - Date published: 12:50 pm, September 30th, 2022 - 57 comments

Urs Signer is standing for the Taranaki Regional Council, and is speaking a lot of sense about working with farmers, iwi and greenies for a Just Transition.

If Truss was the answer it is difficult to work out what the question was

Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, September 30th, 2022 - 52 comments

Liz Truss has been UK Prime Minister for just over three weeks.  Instead of enjoying a honeymoon in a short term she has crashed the UK economy and political support for her party and her days must be numbered.

Open mike 30/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 30th, 2022 - 67 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily review 29/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 29th, 2022 - 46 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 …

Even more proof that Conservatives are not good economic managers

Written By: - Date published: 11:44 am, September 29th, 2022 - 61 comments

There has been this carefully crafted illusion that conservative politicians are somehow better with the finances than progressive politicians.  Recent events in the United Kingdom suggest that this illusion is terribly misplaced.

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 29th, 2022 - 55 comments

Keep it seemly.

Open mike 29/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 29th, 2022 - 68 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily review 28/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 28th, 2022 - 27 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 …

Comrade Chris wants to solve Aotearoa’s housing crisis

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, September 28th, 2022 - 64 comments

Something unusual has happened.  Chris Bishop, or as we should now call him Comrade Chris, has come out fully in favour of a vast expansion of the provision of social housing for kiwis.

Open mike 28/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 28th, 2022 - 40 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Putin and Protest

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 pm, September 27th, 2022 - 16 comments

Interesting to see how the Russian protest plays out over conscription. Odd things happen in gatherings with tyrants. Jan 6 was one. But Romania 1989 was one Putin will know well.

Daily review 27/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 27th, 2022 - 39 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 27/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 27th, 2022 - 135 comments

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The world needs more Izzy Cooks and fewer Heather Du Plessis-Allans

Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, September 26th, 2022 - 92 comments

Just when you thought that talk back radio could not be worse there has been a recent incident where Heather Du Plessis-Allan basically bullied a young woman who wants to make the world a better place.

Open mike 26/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 26th, 2022 - 43 comments

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The Very Bad Slightly Good Things About the Russian Invasion

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 pm, September 25th, 2022 - 8 comments

The Russian invasion of the Ukraine has cost tens of thousands of people their lives, millions of people their homes, seriously disrupted billions of people,  and increased the threat of nuclear war but there are positive developments coming from it.

Open mike 25/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 25th, 2022 - 136 comments

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Open mike 24/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 24th, 2022 - 45 comments

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Daily review 23/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 23rd, 2022 - 5 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 …

Russian roulette

Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, September 23rd, 2022 - 277 comments

Vladimir Putin has effectively conceded that the Ukraine war is not going well for Russia by seeking to conscript 300,000 new soldiers, planning for referenda in Russian held areas and threatening the use of Nuclear weapons if Russia’s modified territorial integrity is threatened.

Open mike 23/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 23rd, 2022 - 116 comments

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Daily review 22/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 22nd, 2022 - 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 …

What is Paul Eagle doing?

Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, September 22nd, 2022 - 17 comments

Some concerning reports have emerged about Paul Eagle’s mayoral campaign. This week there have been reports that he snubbed a Labour Council candidate while endorsing a right wing candidate.  And that he has been working behind the scenes supporting a team of independents.

Tāme

Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, September 22nd, 2022 - 18 comments

Tāme Iti’s pitch perfect, political performance art sets activist hearts aflutter.

Open mike 22/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 22nd, 2022 - 35 comments

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Daily review 21/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 21st, 2022 - 32 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 …

Luxon’s mishandling of the Uffindell report

Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, September 21st, 2022 - 65 comments

The only word that I can think of is clusterfuck. I cannot understand how badly Christopher Luxon has handled the Maria Dew report into what Sam Uffindell may have done when he was a younger person.

Open mike 21/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 21st, 2022 - 30 comments

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Daily review 20/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 20th, 2022 - 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 …

Climate Commision Chair: it’s time to reform the “plant and pollute” Emissions Trading Scheme

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, September 20th, 2022 - 32 comments

This good news bodes well.

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