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  • Hard News: The Short and Long of It,

    Dunno if anyone has mentioned it yet - I'm on holiday, haven't got time to read 13 pages - but I would like to be able to change my own login name. I'm sick of being anonymous!

    Judy Martin

    Judy Martin's southern sl… • Since Apr 2007 • 233 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: The Guilt of Clayton Weatherston,

    Why all the invective against Ablett-Kerr? Her job is to give the most effective legal defence that she can for her client. As Dr Sam Johnson pointed out somewhere, it is not the defence lawyer's brief, but that of the judge and jury to judge the guilt or otherwise of the client.

    Many years ago my husband served on a jury in a case for which Ablett-Kerr was defence witness, and apparently their perception of the accused's very obvious guilt was accelerated enormously by her (then) LA Law type grandstanding. He's never been able to stand her since.

    I think it's a shame she didn't act for Bain, as she was mooted to do once.

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  • Cracker: Home (Is Where I Want to Be),

    Our cat didn't, but we did - it went on and on, and my husband, who loves earthquakes, got more and more excited, watching the clothes swinging on the drying rack. well, it beats watching paint dry!

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  • Hard News: What to Do?,

    I agree with Sam and others. Like Russell, I spoiled my ballot on the lawnorder referendum with a very similar comment, but a friend pointed out later that consigned my opinion to oblivion. All people remember is the percentage of valid votes on either side.

    If the percentages reported are of the total votes, not valid votes, I'll reconsider, but I don't think so, and anyway, having your opinion counted balances the iniquity/inequity.

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  • Hard News: On the Waterfront,

    Re the statue, thanks Hilary. I'll be in Wellington next month, so I'll seek it out and find out how much it's shrunk!

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  • Hard News: On the Waterfront,

    When I used to pass through that space as a littlie, to visit my gran and auntie, it was vaster at the hall of the mountain king, and I used to gaze up in wonder at Kupe's big toe, which was somewhat larger than my head. Whatever happened to that statue?

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  • Hard News: Current affairs TV in "making…,

    I just took The Omnivore's Dilemma back to the library today, so can't quote, but that picture of happy pigs buried up to their pink hams and corkscrew tails in stable manure, working it over in pursuit of grains of fermenting corn, is an abiding one.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    Thanks Bart, I should have read it more closely. While this is still a GE/GM thread, how will the current model deal with developing weed resistance to roundup?

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    Hi Peter, you're on - if I have time! should be a great talk.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

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