Open mike 11/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 11th, 2019 - 156 comments

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Daily review 10/07/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 10th, 2019 - 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 …

Cannabis, teens, and fecal matter

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Date published: 8:56 am, July 10th, 2019 - 28 comments

I’ve been musing on the subject of minor drugs that are currently illegal and their supply chain. It is early days so far, but almost all of the news coming through from where the recreational use of cannabis has been decriminalised hasn’t indicated dire consequences.  There are some pretty obvious benefits – especially in the quality of supply.

Guest post – Bucking the trend at ECAN

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Date published: 8:47 am, July 10th, 2019 - 26 comments

A guest post from Anthony Rimell about a very disturbing attempt by ECAN to allow the levels of nitrate leach into Christchurch’s water supply to increase.

Open mike 10/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 10th, 2019 - 126 comments

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Daily review 09/07/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 9th, 2019 - 74 comments

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Government plans to disincentivise purchase of gas guzzlers

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Date published: 7:45 am, July 9th, 2019 - 134 comments

Julie Anne Genter has released a policy document proposing rebates for the purchase of electric and fuel efficient vehicles funded by a surcharge on gas guzzlers to start the transition of our vehicle fleet to carbon neutrality.

Open mike 09/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 9th, 2019 - 159 comments

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Daily review 08/07/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 8th, 2019 - 32 comments

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Is POTUS up to the job?

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Date published: 2:34 pm, July 8th, 2019 - 275 comments

A senior Psychologist thinks that POTUS Donald Trump is not up to doing the job. And the UK Ambassador to the US says that the Trump White House is uniquely dysfunctional and inept.

Labour to repeal ban on family caregivers seeking justice

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Date published: 8:20 am, July 8th, 2019 - 39 comments

Labour and New Zealand First Ministers under the first term of the sixth Labour government sitting in the Cabinet office.

The Government has increased funding for family caregivers of people with disabilities and is moving to repeal one of the most constitutionally outrageous legislative provisions that the prevoius Government enacted.

Open mike 08/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 8th, 2019 - 120 comments

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How To Get There 7/7/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 7th, 2019 - 73 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.  

Open mike 07/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 7th, 2019 - 158 comments

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Clever visual satire on a millionaire beggar

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Date published: 10:15 am, July 6th, 2019 - 15 comments

Scott Marsh does a great depiction of Israel Folau’s essential ethics. Check out some of Scott’s other art as well.

With enough trees …

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Date published: 9:44 am, July 6th, 2019 - 65 comments

Recent scientific analysis has suggested the planting of a trillion trees is feasible and may go a long way to addressing the effects of climate change.

Open mike 06/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 6th, 2019 - 147 comments

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Daily review 05/07/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 5th, 2019 - 8 comments

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Caption contest

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Date published: 3:41 pm, July 5th, 2019 - 32 comments

Keep it seemly …

On my reliable commute and dipshits like Mike Hosking

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Date published: 9:24 am, July 5th, 2019 - 38 comments

Traffic and parking in Auckland isn’t helped by ignorant conservative dipshit parasitic immigrants like Mike Hosking.  They really don’t get how this city can’t just keep adding roads as the roads backup after accidents. Or why it is so much safer for ratepayer cyclists to not have to contend motorists trying to accidentally kill them.

National supports 47% tax rate for top income bracket *

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Date published: 7:21 am, July 5th, 2019 - 25 comments

* this is one possible interpretation for National’s praise of the Morrisonn Government’s change to Australian tax system.

Open mike 05/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 5th, 2019 - 109 comments

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Daily review 04/07/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 4th, 2019 - 65 comments

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Southland and Thames think they don’t have climate crises

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Date published: 8:21 am, July 4th, 2019 - 163 comments

Regular Standard contributor Robert Guyton put up a great fight but has failed to persuade the dinosaurs on Environment Southland to declare a climate emergency.

Open mike 04/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 4th, 2019 - 154 comments

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Daily review 03/07/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 3rd, 2019 - 25 comments

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Tamihere wants to privatise half of Watercare

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Date published: 8:33 am, July 3rd, 2019 - 98 comments

John Tamihere has caused jaws throughout the region to drop by proposing that half of Watercare is privatised.

ANZ worried that it may be required to hold sufficient reserves

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Date published: 7:05 am, July 3rd, 2019 - 105 comments

ANZ is complaining that the Reserve Bank wants it to hold additional capital in case of a run on the banks.

Open mike 03/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 3rd, 2019 - 113 comments

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Daily review 02/07/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 2nd, 2019 - 43 comments

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5G flip flop

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Date published: 7:30 am, July 2nd, 2019 - 62 comments

Six weeks after banning China’s leading tech firm Huawei from contracts with U.S. businesses, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to have reversed it after meeting China’s Premier Xi Jinping.

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