Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Next time the farmers bitch about their dairy returns we can blame part of it on the dollar being pushed up by the flood of black money moving in and out of secret trusts.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: The flag referendum:…, in reply to linger,

    Conversely, the Lockwood flag actually achieved a majority of votes cast only in the following six electorates:
    Clutha-Southland (50.4%); Ilam (50.8%); East Coast Bays (51.1%); Bay of Plenty (51.4%); Selwyn (51.7%); Tāmaki (51.9%).
    Regardless of the high voter turnout in solidly National electorates, I would suggest that the overwhelmingly consistent direction of results should not be that encouraging for the National party

    I think that for all for National and their mothpieces decrying how Labour and the Greens have been making this a partisan vote, the most partisan voters seem to have been National supporters

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: The flag referendum:…,

    So the numbers are close enough that if we actually chose a better flag we probably would change it

    Let's try for the Hundertwasser next time

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: More than a bang on the head,

    So will ACC rates go up for the various sporting businesses like the NZRFU/etc, because their employees have long term work related injuries? …. or are we all stuck paying for it

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The real problem with the ‘Kiwimeter’, in reply to linger,

    Download; convert to jpg; attach to comment … et voila

    I must admit that's always bothered me - it's essentially a copyright breach when direct linking would not be

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: The Up Front Guide to Plebs, in reply to Moz,

    Once it's explicitly lawful to be married to the same person after transition, hopefully that won't happen any more. (AFAIK it was never illegal to stay married, you just couldn't get married, but that is pure speculation... and it's actually much stupider than that)

    One interesting thing that I realised while living in California (about 15 years ago) was that a couple of neighbours had stayed married through the transition .... apparently in California it wasn't illegal for two women to be married, just for them to GET married .... it was the state transition that was illegal, not the state itself

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Key Derangement Syndrome…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Really “X derangement syndrome” is simply “if you don’t agree with X you are crazy” – possibly the most glaring example of an ad-hominem attack you can imagine

    Interestingly applying my argument above to "Key derangement syndrome derangement syndrome" results in a diferent result than one might think

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Key Derangement Syndrome…,

    Really “X derangement syndrome” is simply “if you don’t agree with X you are crazy” – possibly the most glaring example of an ad-hominem attack you can imagine

    Play the ball not the person

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Yeah nah, but what *do* we…,

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: TPP, eh?,

    Boing-boing also reports on "corrupt misogynist strongman John Key" ...... "I'll stay in TPP's economic suicide-pact even if the USA pulls out"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2398 posts Report Reply

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