Posts by BenWilson

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  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative, in reply to Sacha,

    It's the effect on the passengers that's the main problem. Bananas on board are an ill omen, 'tis said.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal,

    Mind you, I do have to wonder if it isn't just an excellent smoke screen, a way of diverting attention away from a government with a lot to hide, and it could just blow over, and we never send any troops, having fought hard to make sure that it doesn't happen, and meanwhile the embarrassing revelations of the year slowly slip down the memory hole.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative, in reply to Sacha,

    what’s the mechanism that interferes with fishing?

    Having a rotten banana in your lunchbox.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    It was pretty obvious you meant that. First day that is actually practical, so yes, not in the middle of the maiden speeches. Then the first openly public official moves will be made, although of course it's highly likely that moves have already begun. How likely is it that Key came up with this on his own, rather than as a result of endless US diplomatic pressure? How likely is it that this wasn't even something planned well before the election? I guess we'll have to wait for the next investigative journalist to shed light on that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Isn’t there some kind of code of ethics?

    They follow the Golden Rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal, in reply to Natman,

    That was satire, right?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal, in reply to mark taslov,

    Which officials, I wonder. He is, after all, an official.

    As for his ridiculous point that we're not in control of our foreign policy because we don't want to invite disaster on our own heads, perhaps he could have made that a few weeks ago when he was seeking his mandate from the people.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal,

    Is it really lying if you don't even know what the truth is, and just make shit up about it, the way Key does on a daily basis?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Warning: Contains a dolt's concepts!

    They could at least say of Hide and Jones "This writer was once the head of a major political party, and has never received any journalistic training whatsoever".

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Why we should not dismiss…, in reply to James Robb,

    For example, many people

    Name 6.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8598 posts Report Reply

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