Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Legal Beagle: The Northland by-election;…, in reply to BenWilson,

    Yes, there is a new King In The North. Now, can he survive a season?

    Winter is coming John

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2227 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: The Northland by-election;…,

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    Today's Tremain

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    I don’t understand Manahiki or Tongareva being there but NZ or the Cook Islands not – maybe they’ve decided that if they send more stuff to low lying atolls it will hasten their sinking below the rising waters

    (or maybe it just costs a lot more to get stuff to islands that only see a boat every 3 months – or simply dealing with “why hasn’t my parcel been delivered yet?”)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2227 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: 1080, "eco-terrorism" and agendas, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Really can’t figure this

    neither can I - dollar bills?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: It's good to…,

    This completely undid me, I'd moved to the US in '84 and it was like NZ had fallen off the edge of the earth, someone sent me the EP, we didn't have a record player, it sat around for weeks, I had no idea what it was about, a friend at work made me a tape, I put it on as I got on the train, sat in the BART with tears rolling down all the way across the Bay

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  • OnPoint: Leviathan, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The Intercept has a report on Key retracting his vow to resign if it was shown that there was mass surveillance of New Zealanders.

    I'm not sure you can just retract a political promise like that - the real issue of course is that at the time Key made that pledge the GCSB was doing mass surveillance ... and Key was the minister in charge, he was supposd to know what was going on - in short he was probably lying when he made the pledge.

    Of course now he's saying that he can't talk about it because it was secret - apparently it was OK to talk about it when he was just making stuff up.

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  • Hard News: To defame and deflect,

    we were talking about Key tonight - and largely agree he's losing it, the outburst in parliment over Iraq, his recent pressappearances - the teflon is flaking he's starting to look a lot like Muldoon in his last days

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    so the GCSB is grabbing all phone calls in and out of the pacific, recording them and passing them to the NSA and friends for further use.

    But the GCSB is prohibited from spying on NZers – I can’t see how they can possibly do this without examining in detail each and every call to see if there’s a kiwi involved (“oh hey, Auntie May from Auckland is here, let me put her on”, “oh there’s a kiwi in that IRC channel, we can’t record that”)

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war,

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  • Hard News: When the fast track seems a…,

    having lived 1 block of of Telegraph in North Oakland for a largish chunk of my adult life, moving back to NZ in the summer of ’04 (when the book is set) I have to say …. um no

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