Posts by DeepRed

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  • Muse: Guilt By Association Copy,

    Do as the dirt-diggers say, not as the dirt-diggers do. (HT The Ruminator):

    So the @nzyoungnats seem to have a real problem with Jews. After last year’s Sieg Heil, this year we’ve got this… http://pic.twitter.com/AJ5CryvxDE

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  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to Thomas Beagle,

    I’m going to quote myself (because no one else will do it!) from something I wrote in 2008 ( http://thomasbeagle.net/2008/06/03/a-climate-change-manifesto/ ):

    That only reinforces my comment above about Hosking et al - that crass materialism is the real driving force behind climate denialism/defeatism.

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  • Hard News: The Language of Climate,

    And believe it or not, ExxonMobil, a major sponsor of climate denialism, has basically shifted its stance to defeatism. (via Twitter)

    Climate change hasn’t really been about science for at least 20 years. We’ve known enough to know that we need to act to reduce emissions since the mid-90s – after all the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1997.

    As far as the Mike Hoskings of this world are concerned, science isn’t science if they think it means confiscating their McMansions and Maseratis.

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  • Hard News: Gower Speaks, in reply to Stephen R,

    We could call it FiveThirtyEight.co.nz …

    Or should that be OneTwentyOne in the NZ context?

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  • Hard News: Gower Speaks, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    ALCP, Libz, etc, they’re never going to get enough votes to matter.

    The Libz definitely won't. They disbanded and threw in their lot with ACT (or what's left of it).

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  • Hard News: Gower Speaks,

    Looks like someone over at Te Standard wrote to the BSA... and had their complaint thrown out.

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  • Hard News: Poll Day 2: Queasy, in reply to Suzanne McNamara,

    Complain to TV3 - it might be the only hope we have of stopping this crap reporting

    I'd give him a couple of days for the benefit of the doubt. If there's still no equal and opposite recourse, I cite the relevant link once again:

    http://bsa.govt.nz/complaints/making-a-complaint

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  • Hard News: Things worth knowing,

    Looks like the Govt's model citizen is in the dock. Money, it seems, doesn't always buy civility.

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  • Hard News: Poll Day 2: Queasy, in reply to The Ruminator,

    Gower just likes getting a story that riles anyone up be it right or left. He’s kerrrrazy and a bit hyperbolic but I’m pretty sure he’s even handed.

    We all just think the media is anti-whicheverside-we’re-on

    Edit: grammar

    So basically his primary loyalty isn't to a political party, but to TV executives.

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  • Hard News: Poll Day 2: Queasy, in reply to Pete George,

    Media are a critical (two meanings) part of our democratic system but their increasing power, their increasing use of that power and their virtual unaccountability (especially to voters) is a major concern.

    Again, the consolidation and subsequent cartelisation has a likely hand in this. And I say it again: the ComCom really needs to look into all this.

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