Open mike 08/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 8th, 2019 - 172 comments

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Government under FiveEyes

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Date published: 9:48 pm, June 7th, 2019 - 11 comments

Australian Federal Police chief Neil Gaughan told media after raiding the ABC that “if police did not investigate the leaking of classified information, Australia would no longer be entrusted by FiveEyes partners with intelligence that saves lives.” FiveEyes didn’t save Muslim lives in Christchurch.

 

Daily review 07/06/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 7th, 2019 - 9 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 07/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 7th, 2019 - 293 comments

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A Confession.

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Date published: 5:10 am, June 7th, 2019 - 174 comments

I confess that I wear underpants and that my body is exactly like Dan Carter’s – except maybe for some details around shape and size.

Daily review 06/06/2019

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Date published: 5:42 pm, June 6th, 2019 - 65 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 …

The Teachers’ strike

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Date published: 7:32 am, June 6th, 2019 - 77 comments

Teaching is approaching a crisis point.  Sure it has taken 9 years of the last Government’s rule to wreck the system. But this Government is expected to repair quickly the damage that the last Government caused.  

Open mike 06/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 6th, 2019 - 128 comments

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Despatches from Surrealistan

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Date published: 4:15 am, June 6th, 2019 - 7 comments

London feels surreal.  Joined the demo against Trump, in town to see the Queen, see off the Prime Minister, and plunder the NHS in the name of ‘free trade.’ Saw the play “The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson,”  which might be prescient.

Daily review 05/06/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 5th, 2019 - 44 comments

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Beltway news

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Date published: 2:37 pm, June 5th, 2019 - 121 comments

Simon Bridges has accused Labour of engaging in dirty politics and considered that he was acting appropriately in releasing budget information early, contrary to standards that his Government implemented in 2014.

Open mike 05/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 5th, 2019 - 216 comments

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Daily review 04/06/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 4th, 2019 - 43 comments

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Tiananmen Square’s Failed Revolution

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Date published: 8:00 am, June 4th, 2019 - 70 comments

Right now we could be dealing with a China with a similar mixed model to Vietnam, or a re-unified country like Germany. What happened to change this?

The Attack of the Snowflakes

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 4th, 2019 - 119 comments

National is playing the innocent victim of Budgetgate whilst being the aggressive attacker all along.

Open mike 04/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 4th, 2019 - 169 comments

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The Coming Global Economic Slowdown and New Zealand

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Date published: 8:45 am, June 3rd, 2019 - 49 comments

With the United States – China trade war well underway, the sick chaos of Brexit is shrinking the U.K. economy and slowing much of Europe’s economy, and smaller economies such as that of Mexico in the crosshairs through further politically manufactured trade disputes, the second half of this year looks for New Zealand nowhere near as rosy as the first half.

Politicians Don’t Know Jack

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Date published: 7:01 am, June 3rd, 2019 - 63 comments

Politicians rely on information provided to them, not on an encyclopaedic memory and an IQ of a genius.

Open mike 03/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 3rd, 2019 - 237 comments

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Open mike 02/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 2nd, 2019 - 161 comments

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Beware of Truth Sayers

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 2nd, 2019 - 21 comments

We don’t all have to know all the facts and admitting ignorance is no shame but a virtue.

How To Get There 2/6/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 2nd, 2019 - 36 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.  

Bene bashing

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Date published: 11:27 am, June 1st, 2019 - 101 comments

National has engaged in the most crass form of beneficiary bashing in opposing Government changes to the benefit system announced in the budget and passed under urgency.

Open mike 01/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 1st, 2019 - 192 comments

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Daily review 31/05/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 31st, 2019 - 5 comments

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Budget commentary

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Date published: 12:23 pm, May 31st, 2019 - 65 comments

Has New Zealand’s social media spent too much time on gocha politics and not enough on the substance of the wellbeing budget?

Open mike 31/05/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, May 31st, 2019 - 170 comments

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Daily review 30/05/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 30th, 2019 - 28 comments

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The Wellbeing budget

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Date published: 1:42 pm, May 30th, 2019 - 169 comments

So what is in the Wellbeing budget and what do you think about it?

The Treasury website hack that wasn’t

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Date published: 7:30 am, May 30th, 2019 - 168 comments

The police has confirmed that a poorly secured website partially searchable through Treasury’s website’s search function was the cause of the release of sensitive budget information.

Same old dirty National

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Date published: 7:00 am, May 30th, 2019 - 179 comments

National is still embedded in Dirty Politics.

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