Posts by giovanni tiso

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Danielle,

    dancing on the line of acceptability

    That's still one of my favourite songs of the 80s.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Prospects for inclusive…, in reply to Angela Hart,

    New Zealand needs every child to have the opportunity to perform to his or her potential if we are to regain a successful economy and offer a reasonable quality of life for all our people.

    A point that is seldom raised - although the Greens did - is that inclusion is good for all children, regardless of ability. The fear that having disabled children in the classroom will disrupt the teaching and learning of the group is simply unfounded, so long as a school is resourced adequately and applies a robust philosophy.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    To be fair, I did call him an imbecile, but that was after a particularly creepy exchange he had with Danielle. And I fully stand by my assessment.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    It sometimes occurs to me that even asking a strident feminist the time has its risks

    Don't worry, men think you're an imbecile too.

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  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest,

    I assume Whaledump has pulled the plug and passed on the material because of today's hearing?

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  • Up Front: Oh, God,

    By way of counter-example, my parents both went to Catholic schools and were both molested by priests.

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

    Brownlee's press secretary just seems to have been identified by email address, but if the Herald have some good data analysis people they could do a lot more. This aspect may just be getting started.

    The other best investigative journalist in the country is working on this. I suspect National's strategy people are changing their underwear on an hourly basis.

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

    That shows that they discussed doing it, nothing more. Hide has said it didn't happen and there are no facts to indicate that it did actually happen is there?

    The book makes pretty careful claims based on the documents it has. Hide would have pretty strong motivations to deny something that it actually happened - but it doesn't matter, insofar as Hager's claims (Lusk and Slater discussed blackmailing Hide, Lusk said he was going to do it, Lusk reported back he had done it, Hide resigned) are all things that actually happened.

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

    'emphatically disputed' doesn't amount to disproved. Why are you so keen to defend these guys anyway?

    Plus, you know, we actually have the messages exchanged between Lusk and Slater about the Hide blackmail, and no-one is disputing their veracity. So either they were lying to each other, or...

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

    Sorry if I've missed it Pete, but have you at any point devoted any of your unending outrage towards the actual hideous content of that rape conversation? Or expressed sympathy for the young women being targeted by these creeps?

    You will recall Peter is the guy who compared asking sponsors to give money to Rape Prevention Education to date rape.

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