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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to nzlemming,

    I think we are. It's not often I recommend dumping someone from PAS but does Pete George really add any value to the discussions?

    I could always dust off my visual Swiftian salute. ;D

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Russell Brown,

    His boss, Stephen Franks, was hilarious today. He kept saying that he’d been away skiing and missed it all, so he might as well just pass on the whole thing.

    Translation: "So what if Rome is on fire? Time to break out the lyre!"

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    Rachel Glucina finally touches on the Dirty Politics affair… but being her usual vapid self, still framing it around Judith Collins. And she can’t bring herself to mention Nicky Hager.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    I don’t know, but I do know his comments as reported in that article scare me.

    I've said it before, but sunlight is the best disinfectant. And vampires behave strangely when exposed to sunlight.

    My biggest reservation is that if hacktivists effectively change the course of the 2014 election, it could lead to calls for the sort of things that would get Edward Snowden worked up.

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  • Hard News: In The Green Room,

    It's all part of a wider malaise in NZ, where those with the vision don't have the money (think Grant Straker), those with the money don't have the vision (think the housing cartel and asset sales), and the the two camps are poles apart.

    Training and research are too often seen as expenses rather than investments - if "skills shortages" are to be addressed, the barriers to training and retraining need to be broken down.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Nicky Hager has officially made it to TV Tropes. (see Real Life section)

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to giovanni tiso,

    The entirely predictable Listener editorial: “Hager, of course, is no less guilty than Slater of trying to exert influence on the political process.”

    As with some recent past Listener editorials, it’s possibly either Pam Stirling, Jane Clifton or Bill Ralston. Joanne Black fits, but she bolted some time ago.

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    Just heard the podcast below*, and you couldn't make this up. Even by John "Iwi/Kiwi" Ansell's standards.

    John Ansell: "God is obviously a member of the National Party, 'cause he flattened the Peoples Republic of Christchurch, and that created the economic growth they're boasting about."

    * Morning Report, Thursday 21 August 2014 - Election ad released

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to SteveH,

    Am I the only one getting a strong sense of deja-vu over this SIS thing? It seems like Key is reading from the same script he used when getting questioned over the GCSB. “I didn’t know, I can’t remember…”

    "Explaining is losing" only works up to a point. It's of little or no use when a big inferno happens to be spreading across both sides of the Tiber River.

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    and, on the whole, the Waikato Times is a solid provincial paper that’s more than capable of doing exactly that.

    With the possible exception of Narelle Henson whenever she lets her Maxim Institute past reassert itself.

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