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Open Mike 25/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 25th, 2017 - 48 comments

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Daily Review 24/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 pm, March 24th, 2017 - 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 the story?

Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, March 24th, 2017 - 34 comments

I’m finding that the way that stories are reported rather interesting and full of hidden bias. Looking at the London attack and the “Hit and Run” stories, you have to ask about what editors and some journalists choose to focus on in stories. They often seem to miss the point about why things happen and what the consequences are.

This Government’s citizenship priorities

Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, March 24th, 2017 - 50 comments

Environmental activist Michael Tavares request for an exceptional circumstances grant of citizenship has been refused by this Government whereas right wing libertarian Peter Thiel’s request for an exceptional circumstances grant of citizenship was granted. Why the difference?

Open Mike 24/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 24th, 2017 - 106 comments

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Daily Review 23/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 23rd, 2017 - 24 comments

Photo (c) Glenn Jeffrey  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 23/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 23rd, 2017 - 52 comments

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For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

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Daily review 22/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 22nd, 2017 - 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 …

Hit and Run – time for an inquiry

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 21 comments

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s book Hit and Run makes a compelling case for the Government to conduct a full inquiry to see if New Zealand forces were complicit in the killing of innocent men and women and if there was a cover up.

John Key’s legacy of lies

Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 25 comments

Even then, local “journalists” were just parroting overseas reports despite having a major vanguard for the post-truth epoch playing out right before their very eyes

Hit and Run

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 56 comments

The book’s synopsis, background, and Q and A from Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson.

Open Mike 22/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 22 comments

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Daily Review 21/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 33 comments

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Nicky Hager’s book launch

Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 137 comments

A post to allow discussion on Nicky Hager’s book launch scheduled for 5 pm today.

People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 5 comments

Is having a strong, independent media an essential part of a functioning democracy? What is the role of the ‘Fourth Estate’ in today’s world? Are the media doing a good job of keeping citizens informed?
People’s Commission has its final workshops in Auckland, and how to submit online

Nothing to fear, nothing to hide

Written By: - Date published: 2:55 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 14 comments

Todd Barclay has chosen to co-operate fully with the police investigation into his actions by getting a lawyer and refusing to say anything to them.

Unpopular PM

Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 46 comments

Bill English has premiered at 25% in TV3’s preferred PM poll. Even incumbency can’t make Bill look popular.

Open Mike 21/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 21st, 2017 - 17 comments

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Daily Review 20/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 20th, 2017 - 38 comments

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Nicky Hager announces new book release

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, March 20th, 2017 - 160 comments

Nicky Hager’s latest book is to be launched this Tuesday at Unity Books in Wellington.

Fix our tax law!

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, March 20th, 2017 - 128 comments

Multinationals exploit our tax laws to pay no tax in NZ. Matt Nippert has been doing great work on this, and his latest this weekend on Apple is a powerful example. Planned changes to our laws don’t go far enough. We need to fix this. What’s the downside? What’s the delay?

Open Mike 20/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 20th, 2017 - 50 comments

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Open Mike 19/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 19th, 2017 - 84 comments

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Found art

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 pm, March 18th, 2017 - 9 comments

The Winston Peters take on it:

“Come on. Tell us something we don’t know”

Yes indeed.

What’s going on at the BBC?

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 18th, 2017 - 7 comments

And now for something completely different.

Open Mike 18/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 18th, 2017 - 76 comments

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Daily Review 17/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 17th, 2017 - 28 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 17/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 17th, 2017 - 58 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 16/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 16th, 2017 - 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 …

#Trumpcare

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, March 16th, 2017 - 22 comments

The proposed Republican replacement of Obamacare will, surprise surprise, result in lower benefits, reduced coverage and a tax cut for the wealthy.

Breitbart Bill

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, March 16th, 2017 - 18 comments

Who has been feeding Bill English the latest alt-right attack language?

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