Posts by Rob Stowell

  • Speaker: Prospects for inclusive…,

    Thanks Gio - great summary. I'd love to see the Greens get the portfolio - and I reackon if they're in govt, there's a good chance (it's definitely not on the sexy-portfolios-for-the-ambitious list).
    I've also found myself impressed by Tracey Martin - a waste, as I'm just not ever likely to vore NZ First.
    As parent of a son in a special school, I'm only half-way on inclusion. It's a nice ideal, but it's sure not there yet, and I'm not convinced mainstreaming willl ever be the best for all children.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1536 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald, in reply to Alfie,

    Thanks Alfie. And thanks David- very well said.

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  • Speaker: Things I have learned running RockEnrol,

    Great idea, and so much good work. We've all got ot keep at it.

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  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    David Slack’s righteous indignation about Farrar, Williams and Franks appearing on The Panel was quite breathtaking.

    I tried to find this in the mp3s- any idea when it happened? Or have they just possibly cut it out?!

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1536 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The plan against the rebuild,

    Beaut summary of a bloody mess, Eric. I don’t agree with you on many things economic, but you’ve nailed a lot of the elements here.
    I think CCC have woken up somewhat under Lianne Dalziel, but not enough. CERA have been a major disappointment. Brownlee – I dunno what he’s been doing. And I should, I live here and take an interest.
    We have broken politics to deal with, as well as roads and buildings. It’s bloody frustrating.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1536 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to mark taslov,

    wo betide an individual shares an actual file

    GCSB - multiple mass copyright violators. Send in the FB - nah, make a complaint to the cops ...

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1536 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: "Project SPEARGUN underway", in reply to Bart Janssen,

    So*, perhaps that rule of thumb isn’t as good as you hope.

    “So” is the current “well” or “um”. (I edit a lot of interviews and talks, and it drives me a little nuts, so I chop it off as often as I’m able.)
    But this accords well enough with the piece linked to in the sense it’s often an ‘I’ve rehearsed this’ or ‘here’s the public version’ marker.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    Snowden. He said every other cable NSA had picked in every other country had been tapped, and it would be remarkable if ours somehow 'couldn't be'.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1536 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to simon g,

    it’s the framing: Key v KDC

    Toni St on 7# said more-or-less verbatim: "It's all so complicated and hard to understand. But in the end it's really simple- who do you trust- our Prime Minister or Kim Dotcom?"
    #momentofrevulsion
    Brainless or clever framing for their viewers or what?

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1536 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Assange seemed a bit ghostly. And I mostly wished he wasn't part of it. But his point about a joined up surveillance - trade - law - hegemony was well made.

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