Posts by James Butler

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  • Hard News: How do you sleep?,

    Obligatory

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 799 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    They want these guys for rape.

    Precisely. The cops will be gunning for a hefty chunk of 20 years rather than an equivalent chunk of 10 years.

    I would be worried if the Police thought the difference between a 10-year offence and a 20-year offence was worth allowing the alleged offending to continue for two years. Maximum punishment needs to be balanced against harm reduction surely. OTOH if they're not charged with rape it would just be that much harder to convince them (or anyone else who didn't already think so) that what they did was in fact rape.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 799 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Sometimes relying on the system doesn't work.

    Then instead of further undermining the system, you fucking fix it.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: I like your old…,

    It’s pretty much the opposite of literature

    And visual arts, and in fact most other forms of music. "True" pop is supposedly more ephemeral, but it's full of seasoned pro writers, producers, session players churning out hits. And classical music, whoa. Even Mozart was showing some signs of promise when he died at 37.

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  • Hard News: Moving right along?, in reply to Mikaere Curtis,

    Slater/Palomino camp

    Inanimate representation of a horse!

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  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli, in reply to Russell Brown,

    "[...] (one of her other lovers) [...]"

    That’s a gross bit of innuendo too.

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  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli, in reply to James Butler,

    Was good as a joke though.

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  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli, in reply to Russell Brown,

    No, it's been drawn before. And I don't like his stance on street prostitution in Manukau, but the two things do seem pretty unrelated.

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  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Todd Scott’s august organ. :)

    Enough of people's organs already.

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  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    Without knowing too much, would it have looked weird if he didn't agree to be her referee? If I had worked with a Mayor on anything I'd expect to get mileage from it in job applications.

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