Posts by Sofie Bribiesca

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to izogi,

    Anyway, Mark Weldon has resigned.

    Good, and good on Hilary Barry.Subtle,principled but apposite I would say. For a man who led the charge on disposing of people much loved in a small community, then arrogantly ignoring the small audience TV3 had, I'd say Hilary and her David moment showed Goliath that life and the pursuit of happiness is not and never was about Mark Weldon. His ego, (much like John Keys, for, they are of the same ilk)) got kicked to the curb, I just wish to see Mr Key being next. If New Zealanders stand together ,that should be easy , just takes us all voting strategically (for the sake of the Country) come next Election.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: A short history of half-baked…, in reply to andrew001,

    Really? Sure it’s a problem, but National have done more to “try” and fix it than Labour ever did.

    More? Bill English, Paula Bennett, Nick Smith are the Ministers responsible for HNZ and this from the Herald pretty much sums up their expertise.

    Always with the jobs for the boys .
    They can't even address the houses already owned without ballsing it up.

    "I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack" Pink Floyd comes to mind.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The place where things happen…, in reply to Ross Bell,

    I’m now claiming that this was the best thing to come out of last week’s UN drug summit:

    Really? If that is the best ,and don't get me wrong, what happened for him, I would hope for the other thousands in the same situation ,(because we do have thousands), and I'm glad he was able to tell it like it is, but,if that's the best the World can come up with...... Jesus wept.
    On the other hand, if his one contribution brings about change in NZ, I'll advocate to put his face on the $20 note.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    edit – not sure how I managed to post the post above this twice – one of those days…

    One is slightly different to the other. “and sometimes costly to get wrong” which is quite apt here. ;) so really I’d say you were just repeating yourself to make a point .

    anyway Hilary is tipped to go to TVNZ The Herald says so so it must be tru']]

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine, in reply to Alfie,

    While TVNZ had bigger budgets it always had a more top-heavy feel, it was more management-dominated.

    It's had a lot of restructuring and it may feel quite different now. I know it does for a friend of mine. that could be a good thing.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Cui bono?, in reply to mark taslov,

    as for mental illness, there’s clearly so much ground to cover.

    I get where you are coming from. And agree. I usually choose to ignore the site WO because I find it time I will not be getting back so why upset myself. I'm thinking that when I see a person with say tourettes on the street, I can identify with it because I can see it ,hear it, have an understanding.My empathy and tolerance prevails. On a laptop ,not so much because I cant be sure what the experience is. So honesty about my feelings is all I can give and I tend to be more simplistic, hence just as triggers are about sensitive issues I like to be warned before clicking on the WO site. I don't wish to add to whatever counting has been conjured up to show his popularity or usefulness. That is all for me and ignoring him suits so I do. I'd love to but are not able to help all suffering, but I do get where you are coming from. Slater might be autistic, depressed, any number of things, could even be a friend of the Corrections Minister. Maybe she might give him all the help he needs or wants? Maybe she could help my friend who got teargassed by accident a few weeks ago? Good one AOS, but I digress. Hey he's got a Blog, someone could ask himself!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Cui bono?, in reply to mark taslov,

    Yes he puts that tone out there,

    Surely, if he wanted to deal with his issues ,first and foremost would be to stop what he's doing. And I know he would have been advised as to his ways not being conducive to any healing. He does literally make me feel queasy and his constant abuse of others does invite myself to advertise to others warnings of his intolerant words (imo) The fact he wants to be out there his way will garner the responses he gets. Shame then that perhaps he doesn't want to heal or finds what he does sufficient because society has interpretations for it and that's no always fair or good. It is the way the cookie crumble.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Cui bono?, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Godzone’s favourite cetacean wrote,

    This really needs a warning Rosemary, I now feel ill :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Geography and housing options, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    My flatmate worked in New Castle. :) admittedly he’d stay until friday and return to the flat but he still managed to commute via public transport every week.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Geography and housing options, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    What happens when a couple both have jobs in Manukau and buy a house in the area and then one of them finds a job in another “satellite business centre” in Albany and is faced with a two hour commute?

    That's where trains come in handy as proven in many parts of the World. When I lived in Sydney, I worked in the City, (Martin Place and Centrpoint, I had a weekend job in Redfern and I lived in Bondi. The flatmate gave the 1970 VG Valiant 2 Door to a kid down the road because he would visit it to admire it in the street and it sat there never getting used. Trains were our mode of transport. Trains are your friend.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6788 posts Report Reply

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