Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: Let's lynch the liberals!,

    This current conversation has taken some interesting twists and turns. It is quite some task to understand all the nuances of PAS--most particularly the connections and back stories of some of the old-timers and there are times still when I have no idea what is going on. But I guess that is a characteristic of any long and complex conversation.

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  • Southerly: We Haven't Forgotten You Christchurch!,

    It suggests I was born in Dunedin.

    ..and I was born in the middle of the Mediterranean, which might explain my dislike of fishy things.

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  • Hard News: Getting out of the archives,

    The Atheist Bus that roams the roads at night, running down believers and ferrying the unwary to dens of iniquity (like casinos and universities)

    ... and doesn't run on diesel, but the blood of babies and children.

    I do object to the notion that atheists do not believe in anything (or 'believe in nothing'). Like others, I believe in a moral structure (forgiveness, generosity, equity, the performance of good law, the belief that the majority of people are good but also the existence of bad bastards). I just don't need a doctrine, church,creed or religious representative to tell me these things.

    But, then, I was expelled from bible class at a very early age for questioning some of the very fantastical stories I was being told.

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  • Hard News: Getting out of the archives,

    Our utter insignificance in the face of a limitless, uncaring universe is a total fucking bummer.

    Still, Socrates had something interesting to say about that viz "The unexamined life is not worth living"

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  • Hard News: Let's lynch the liberals!,

    All I wanted to say, to the forum in general, I've said: nosce te ipsum.

    (donning on my "Hooray for sarcasm" T-shirt)-- Well, I think I do but I can get be a bit forgetful these days.

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  • Up Front: Same as it Ever Was,

    Ya, it's kinda strange how the young are always bitter on the expectations that the old have of them

    Well put, Ben. Of course, the retort 'so where do you think you came from?' doesn't work.

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  • Hard News: Let's lynch the liberals!,

    i like people with an air of mystery:)

    Well, it is a mystery to me what exactly you are complaining about.

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  • Up Front: Same as it Ever Was,

    But I like disgraceful old blokes and aspire to be one. Being a public nuisance must be more satisfying than the weekly trip to the bowling club, to whine about the 'yoof' of today!

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  • Hard News: Getting out of the archives,

    Thanks, Phil. Much appreciated. I was also on Radio Live with Maggie Barry, suggesting that if the gummint continued to squeeze TVNZ for dividends and treat it as a 'cash' cow', its final destination was likely to be Jimbo's petfood factory. But she didn't get the joke!

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  • Up Front: Same as it Ever Was,

    Whereas there is already a term for middle-aged, heterosexual male polyamorists: sleazebag

    Let's not be too ageist here!

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