Legitimate target, daft war

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Date published: 10:04 am, September 16th, 2019 - 30 comments

The war that Saudi Arabia and its allies has been waging against the Houthi side in the civil war in Yemen took a interesting turn yesterday. Houthi claimed an attack on Saudi oil processing facilities using drone strikes. It is likely to significantly reduce the output of the Saudi exports for a while as the […]

Monorail!

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Date published: 9:08 am, September 16th, 2019 - 26 comments

Auckland mayoral candidate Craig Lord has announced a policy that may turn the campaign on its head.  Or may not.

How This Government Can Still Win

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Date published: 8:13 am, September 16th, 2019 - 91 comments

Some suggestions on how Labour can retain power at the next election.

Open mike 16/09/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, September 16th, 2019 - 61 comments

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National’s double standard

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Date published: 9:31 am, September 15th, 2019 - 100 comments

National has a rather murky past when it comes to dealing with issues relating to the behaviour of its Members of Parliament.

How To Get There 15/9/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, September 15th, 2019 - 31 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 15/09/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, September 15th, 2019 - 127 comments

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Open mike 14/09/2019

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National advertisements ruled misleading

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Date published: 7:38 am, September 13th, 2019 - 32 comments

National has recently had two different advertisements ruled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority.

 

Open mike 13/09/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, September 13th, 2019 - 123 comments

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Accused Labour Party Staffer Resigns

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Date published: 5:32 pm, September 12th, 2019 - 252 comments

A second resignation has swiftly followed that of Labour Party President Nigel Haworth. The person from the Labour Party Parliamentary team accused of sexual assault has today quit his job.

 

Daily review 12/09/2019

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Date published: 5:26 pm, September 12th, 2019 - 17 comments

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Trump it up

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Date published: 3:22 pm, September 12th, 2019 - No comments

Found on facebook and featuring the work of an anonymous genius …

Open mike 12/09/2019

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BoJo plot foiled – for the time being

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Date published: 1:47 am, September 12th, 2019 - 57 comments

Phil Syrpis, Professor of EU Law at Bristol University, tweeted in July  Johnson’s plan to force a general election as the defender of the people’s decision against the UK Parliament’s indecision and Brussels bureaucratic intransigence and be in power for the next five years. It was rumbled and it failed.

Daily review 11/09/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 11th, 2019 - 78 comments

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Trump sacks Bolton – oil price nosedives!

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Date published: 7:01 am, September 11th, 2019 - 26 comments

This has been rumoured for some time now. It’s good news – peace now has a chance, as Trump  has woken up to the fact that a shooting war would not be good for his re-election. Also Bolton’s hard-line strategy was failing everywhere.

Open mike 11/09/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, September 11th, 2019 - 188 comments

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Daily review 10/09/2019

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Date published: 6:22 pm, September 10th, 2019 - 33 comments

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The biggest loser

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Date published: 2:15 pm, September 10th, 2019 - 21 comments

Boris Johnson has lost a sixth Parliamentary vote in six days as Britain lurches into a constitutional crisis.

Open mike 10/09/2019

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Daily review 09/09/2019

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National attacks Labour for not cleaning up National’s mental health crisis quickly enough

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Date published: 11:30 am, September 9th, 2019 - 37 comments

National has complained that the Government is not fixing up the problems with the Mental Health system created by National quickly enough.

Open mike 09/09/2019

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How To Get There 8/9/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, September 8th, 2019 - 42 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 08/09/2019

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Te Whare Pounamu #3

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Date published: 1:40 pm, September 7th, 2019 - 3 comments

Survivor Backs Refuge.

The Far Right’s Winning Narrative Superiority

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Date published: 10:43 am, September 7th, 2019 - 132 comments

Why is the right winning so many elections?

Open mike 07/09/2019

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The Civilian has a fish-hook

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Date published: 9:37 am, September 6th, 2019 - 2 comments

The Civilian is New Zealand’s pre-eminent source of online news, and indeed the purest form of news that you can consume without having an apoplectic seizure. Today they detail the course of a vaccination on live TV. Please put your hot drinks down before reading.

NRA: a international terrorist organisation

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Date published: 9:13 am, September 6th, 2019 - 22 comments

I was joyful to see that the San Francisco board of supervisors has declared what I have long thought; that the National Rifle Association in America has for many years been acting as a terrorist organisation.  We should add them to our register of terrorist organisations as well.

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