Am I the only one who really doesn't care where it is, as long as we actually have one and it's close to a train station?
Am I also the only one that thinks that Allianz stadium design rulez? Who cares if it looks somewhat like a bedpan (I've never actually seen one, so I can't say). The sky-tower looks a syringe, but we all got over it.
You know I just don't think Hamish is right.
Hey, you actually read the comments and added something rational and on topic - so I can't complain!
Last night I watched a bunch of teenagers at a family party pimp a box of fireworks - as in open them up and combine ingredients together and generally piss about with them.
Ban them I say.
But... why? Because another family was ok with letting their teenagers experiment with them? Is that your decision?
By the way, you can let Simon Collins know what you think here:
By the way, from our little unit on a hill we have a view on a goodly portion of the city. With what I'm seeing you will never convince me that the majority of our population would actually wants to ban fireworks (what a bunch of hypocrites we must be). It's a beautiful night and the view is amazing.
Long time listener, first time caller. White, male, mid-twenties. Probably my opinion that irresponsibly using fireworks is (gasp) fun would be a good pick. Yeah, not ground-breaking, but it's hard when you're so mainstream it hurts (mmm, love that white boy middle-class angst).
Actually, I wanted to give you kudos for raising the issue of crap journalism. How lazy do you have to be! And whose editor lets an article with "Source: Info for NZ Muslims, on Yahoo Groups" at the end into print?
Thank god for the internet, where I expect to have my intelligence insulted.
And I think that's the real problem - like every other moral panic, the problem's always THEM never us, isn't it?
Or shall we go with a bogus "thin end of the wedge" argument
We're talking about all of the proposals that are getting publicity at the moment: raising the drinking age, banning party pills, forcing employers to remove unhealthy food vending machines, banning fireworks... I could go on. It's not such a thin wedge.
NZ Idol - more excting than licking the inside of a toilet bowl?
Why are all the people who win NZ Idol Christians?
Something to do with the types of people who vote for NZ Idol I suspect.
The idea is that host responsibility precludes excess drinking to intoxication
Reece, I'll just quote you again "I had many years experience in hospo ... and saw lots of really dumb stuff mostly perpetrated by teenagers". So again, I say that your proposal to raise the drinking age for off-licenses will not solve the problem you brought up of roudy teenagers in on-licenses.
...as a society we've decided that children need to be nurtured and protected until they are sufficiently developed to be able to look after themselves.
Obviously, we're not monsters, but we're not talking about children (or only about children). Raising the drinking age only impacts on 18 and 19 year olds. Banning party pills only impacts on people above 18. Banning fire-works effects everyone. Do we really need this protection and (again, I keep asking this) at what cost do we buy it?
(to clarify, saying that the society you see today is not a nanny state, so don't get too comfortable claiming you're fond of it)