Posts by Ana Simkiss

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  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies,

    Here is something that enraged me, interested in the PAS view, particularly Labour Party members:
    "Are you really saying, for example, that working class Maori men who look and sound like Willie and JT don’t deserve representation in the Labour party because of their offensive views on certain issues?"

    From this thread on Pundit: http://pundit.co.nz/content/roast-busters-horror-reveals-ugly-politics

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 126 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies, in reply to slarty,

    This:
    "I feel for the Police. I suspect the poor buggers have been fighting the legal machine internally for years, and then made sure this went public out of frustration."

    Is totally unfounded.

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  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies,

    As anyone who has been involved in a trial of sexual crime can tell you, it is a long drawn out and traumatising experience. Repeated police interviews, as sensitively as some police may handle them, are traumatising for victims. The process of coming to trial takes _years_. Cross examination is an often days long ordeal where the objective of highly skilled defence counsel is to show you are lying, mistaken, or deluded. Conviction rates are low. The fact is that these young women's choice to not provide evidence on which a criminal charge could be laid is rational. It sucks, hard, and I'd be happy to see it change, but from my experience (on the sideline, I'm fortunate to say) it would be unfair to judge them on that decision.

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  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    My reaction to this whole affair has been along the lines of NONONO DO NOT WANT. Don't care where the Mayor gets his, definitely don't want the details, disgusted by the right wing hate machine. Ask me again in a week when all the details are all out, suspect I will feel the same.

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  • Cracker: We Haz Talent?,

    Rich, I LOLd.
    Rockfreesmokequest. How long has that one been rolling around in your head?

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  • Hard News: Local interest,

    I've had a crack at the voting paper and gave up (for now) because of the lack of specific info about policy and for sitting candidates voting records. For example, who T F is Team Waitemata, and why TF don't they have a website? So I am very happy that Gen Zero are helping with the research. Thanks!

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  • Hard News: The GCSB Bill: We at least…, in reply to Idiot Savant,

    Here is a point re metadata I haven't seen (dusts off rusty public law knowledge): I, a person, can do anything not prohibited by law. Government generally speaking is in the opposite position; it can do nothing if not authorised to do it. Whether you can read some sort of implicit authorisation into the bill or the existing law I can't say, but seems to me it would be vulnerable to challenge on that basis. Of course, we'd have to know it was happening in order to challenge it...

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  • Hard News: Tooled Up for Food,

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    My current kitchen favourites: cast iron pan, a wedding present for my parents, smallish le creuset casserole which is used every single day, a paella pan, recent gift & already well used, and the mandoline. I don't know how I ever lived without it. These are also my go-to gifts for domestic gods and goddesses weddings, birthdays etc

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  • Hard News: Who else forgot to get married?,

    Cheerfully unmarried, no kids here. Perhaps because I am (ahem) mature and also on speaking terms with all waves of feminism to date there is no way I'd consider changing my name. Also, none of the male cousins have passed on the family name so it's dying unless I can persuade my equally unfortunately surnamed partner that any sprogs must carry it on. I feel sorry for my maternal line too - no descendants with the (also unfortunate yet gloriously decorated) name. Three barreled names possibly? 8 syllables I think not

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  • Hard News: Kitchen Hacks,

    O and, get all the cheap lemons in season, wash and quarter but leave quarters joined at the bottom. Rub with salt inside, squash as many as you can into sterile jar, top up jar with lemon juice, add some peppercorns & bay leaves if feeling fancy. Seal, leave for 4+ weeks. Preserved lemons all year.

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