Posts by Steve Barnes

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  • Hard News: Decidedly Undecided, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    – why only today she is calling for victims of Rolf Harris to come forward, and she will see that they are helped through the complaint process –

    And sadly that will win votes... because Rolf Harris was famous.
    Cunliffe, on the other hand, will be seen as weak and and trying to woo the women's vote, as some seem to think here.
    It takes a real man to apologise, even if that apology is symbolic. It only takes a total creep to say he is acting like a girl.
    Meanwhile The Herald sensationalises the beating of a woman on the LA freeway by showing a vile viral video....

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Decidedly Undecided, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    the doors of perception….

    As well you know Ian, that is where Jim Morrison found the name of his band.
    Unfortunately, we lost Morrisom back when he had reached the subtle age of 27, which is 3x9 , for those of you that lack numeric skills that is called rithmatic, one of the three arghs of learning advocated by the Pirate Government, also known as National by its averistic funnders, or doner kebabs as they are known in the new Islamic State of whateveristan.
    The saddest thing is that whenever l pick up my guitar these days and knock out a twelve bar, the moment I think Blues, I see John Kuny and I end up playing deathmetalfuckoffmusic When I love to love love-songs.

    Its like.... Blues... you lose...

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Decidedly Undecided, in reply to TracyMac,

    PAS gets the balance pretty right for texty-text. The lighter grey for other text elements is just on the right side of readability for me.

    Personally I would prefer comic sans in green on a red background for the body and a healthy 24 point italic as headers' with animated .gifs for avatars . But call me old fashioned and paranoid.

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  • Hard News: Hope and Wire,

    I will now down a large Scotch and toast the people of Christchurch...
    To the people who really have little idea how much they have been shafted by those with the power to help.

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  • Hard News: Hope and Wire,

    I think it is good that we have been given the opportunity and the impetus to have this discussion so close to such an important election.
    It is TV fur fucksake.... but things need to be said and heard...

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  • Hard News: Hope and Wire, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    </one opinion>

    One that I share, from a distance, I cried. Ian, you bastard, you owe me a hanky…
    I was not there, I did not suffer, I felt powerless, those that had the power did nothing, we have all been cheated, they were our representatives we gave them the power.

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  • Hard News: Fire and Earth Erowid: Drug…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The name "Erowid" was chosen to reflect the organization's stated philosophy of education.

    I have always assumed the name was a mere corruption based on the nasal intonation of someone suffering from withdrawals as in....
    "Nh bate, ibe just godda bid of a cold, by the way, got any erowid?"

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  • Speaker: How is Government evaluating…, in reply to Marc C,

    a “relentless focus on work"

    This, to me, is the brunt. We have the technology to build robots to do the hard graft, we have software to do the number crunching, you can go buy a Rumba to clean your house, without letting one of those annoying poor people in to do it for you. You don’t actually have to work if you have money.
    Nothing wrong with a bit of hard labour, like mowing the lawn on a Sunday or helping a mate build a retaining wall on the weekend, unless you are an Australian, apparently.
    A damned good barn raising can bring people together better than a beer with John Key at a Barbie, but work as an obligation to society? I don’t think so.
    I ain’t no religious fanatic, I don’t do the compulsory guilt of the Catholics, I don’t do the work ethic of the Protestants, I didn’t ask to be born and I don’t feel the need to “earn my living”.
    Don’t get me wrong, I am not a “Bludger", I have skills that are just as important as being able to keep John key’s John clean, in fact between you and me I think my skills are, maybe, just a little more important but John wants his John clean so I guess he should be capable of doing it himself, eh? but perhaps he is not.
    Work for the sake of being seen to be working is little better than slavery, especially when it is not necessary for the function of a healthy society and to punish those unwilling or incapable of doing so is sheer cruelty.
    To each according to his need, from each according to his ability. This is the Labour mantra.
    No disrespect to the Greens but when the Human race has finally extincted itself, the planet will still have its own problems, its just we won’t be there to exacerbate them.
    So, Greens need people, Labour serves those people. National, on the other hand, serve only themselves, not even their children, let alone their children’s children.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Letter,

    When life gives you lemons, you make Lemonhide.
    Grate.

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  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to linger,

    the pith?

    That's the bit inside the lemon Hide eh?

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