The Swiss, eh? Just quote the "Third Man" line from Orson Wells at them:
"What have they invented..."the cuckoo clock".
I have it on got authority that they didn't even invent that.
They didn't invent republicanism either, but OTOH they made a pretty good show of kicking out their monarchy way back in the C13th and making sure it never came back to bother them.
And I'll second "California, uber alles".
I normally get Metro every month -- but last month, it appeared to have had its balls removed by ACP, along with the position of editor. It was just wall-to-wall lifestyle, and I put it back on the shelf.
Sounds like the Listener for the last couple of years...
(Sorry, just a reminder that some of us are atheists about sport as wellas imaginary friends).
To be fair to Espiner, I don't think are are many (if any) independent voices with the detailed grasp of the issue that I/S has.
Journalists must by their nature be generalists, and rely primarily on picking other people's brains. But still, this stuff is FAQ, so I'd expect them to get it basically right.
doesn't he realise Destiny think the RC Church is the Whore of Babylon (seriously, they do)
So does this mean their plan to recriminalise prostitution also has another target?
Does anyone else get creeped out by Brian's mate Richard Lewis? Every time I see him I think he looks like a man who gets into bar fights at the weekend.
Well, he is a former police officer...
Whether or not New Zealand's laws against flag burning are a good idea, some people are really upset by the desecration of the flag.
There's no right not to be offended in a liberal society. But if there was, I'd be gunning for Peter Dunne's hair.
They're not mine!
But yes, it's a bit rude implying the views belonged to the bloggers rather than freaks in the comments.
The case you are referring to is Hopkinson v R, and it remains controversial.
Only to people who know nothing about the BORA or politically refuse to accept it. I found it quite clear: the BORA affirms freedom of expression, the law must be interpreted in a manner consistent with that freedom, and therefore the relevant clause of the Flags, Emblems and Names Protection 1981 was read down in order to comply. And that is exactly how the BORA is supposed to work.
It's no more controversial than Ngati Apa v Attorney General. but I suppose people who know nothign about the law will beg to differ on that one as well.
Oh God, will I get arrested and locked up for saying that?
Only if the SIS has branched out into enforcing rugby fandom.