Posts by Sofie Bribiesca

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to mark taslov,

    In a truly civil society the police would have first approached Nicky to initiate discussion about Rawshark, Rawshark who will be enjoying another Christmas unblemished by pending litigation, confiscation et al.

    I think Nicky's professionalism on principle has led to him being the best person to handle the Police. I think Bradley Ambrose and the tea pot affair was a good example of what the Police will do once a complaint gets made by a well known person of interest. I think the Police pov was Hager and Ambrose was guilty and Slater and Key was innocent just because of the law. The murkiness reveals itself when the Police determine that the law is broken without doing their job of investigating the situation before they jump to the assumption of guilt. This may have been also why the Police wanted to be seen to have learnt from the teapot tapes with their lengthy search of Nicky's house and why Nicky's professionalism was needed then. Trouble is though that they still start with the same flawed concept of guilty until proven innocent (or essential for NZ democratic society) rather than innocent until proven guilty. Hence the clouds are grey and history proves that , yep, same shit ,different day.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6388 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We're in this together, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    Respect, Deborah, for volunteering to do the tough stuff.

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    And seeing the bigger picture of where this government has pushed us. I thank Nicky Hager for that too. Tremendous effort all round. He deserves person of the year and I hope he has a good break as with all the rest of you. I'll go back to unpacking boxes and boxes and boxes and.....

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6388 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Mandy Hager sends Patrick Gower and most of the media to the sin bin for their lack of action over #dirtypolitics.

    Good. Every day I see yet again nothing happens about the revelations in Nicky Hager’s book. Who did Rawshark give what? Waiting,…. nothing, and as Mandy Hager notes, Gower twitter yawns. What a big effort he’s making there, so big, he exposes himself for what he stands for, absolutely nothing. I now find our media quite disgusting because of their efforts regarding the information in Nicky Hager’s book. It is quite pathetic. I’m still enjoying some blogs tho’ . We get some truths around here eh? Would be good to see a Journalist join forces with a Blogger and see if it could be put to good use rather than the slime regurgitated so successfully through Slater and those (like Jared Savage and other Herald writers) exposed in Dirty Politics. I am however truly amazed that the public are swayed to just not care. Seems too bizarre to me to not want truth in ones life. Seems doubly bizarre that NZ doesn’t do outrage when our democracy is eroding on a daily basis. What’s todays? Oh there it is, Terrorists are under the bed
    At least David Fisher tries He seems alone. Kudos for his effort.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6388 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Some reprehensible bullshit, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Oh, and also: the reporter Cheryl Howie ursued Bevan Chuang for comment on the story. What did they expect she’d say?

    Is there a Mayoral Election any time soon? I noticed Banks getting Kudos in the Herald over the last couple of weeks. That would explain this smear of Len. The guns have been hired?
    I suppose then , a bit of balance in the wings then.

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  • Hard News: Some reprehensible bullshit, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    this could be the most contributed to thread in the history of PAS.

    Thanks for that ;) Maybe Len Brown will join in.

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  • Hard News: Some reprehensible bullshit, in reply to JC Carter,

    By the comment “we renovated” I assume you did not pay commercial rates for builders (and joiners) and the ever lovely plumbers at 30-50$ per hour.

    This comment sounds so many shades of wrong.
    FFS. Pick your budget. Go with that. Shop around. Not everyone needs to watch the Bloody Block. Unless of course the human population is bereft of ideas with a need for just one more season.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6388 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading,

    Herald mentions the Select Committee submissions.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to steven crawford,

    Without Select Committee it will be a shit piece of rushed through poorly drafted legislation. With Select Commitee it could be legislation that may help us have a better than shit inevitable legislation because it will go through no matter what. Labour do it this way,they always have but it never stops me from telling Goff what I think and this week is a good one to make your point expressing how untrustworthy National are and how dangerous this could be to our democracy and Goff of all people is in the perfect position to bombard him reminding him of how it turns to custard if National get their way. If people don’t communicate with our Mps, how on earth will they know our feelings. One can’t rely on them reading blogs to hear your views. They are all easy to write to . National are pointless puppets, Green are converted, it’s up to people to complain to the ones that can get change to the legislation if nothing else, Dunne Maori and Labour possibly NZF. Seymour is just a seat filler. Labour/ Greens on their own cannot stop this.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6388 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to NSA,

    Labour voted at the first reading to force it to go to select Committee stage so that it can be scrutinised . Write to your Mp or anyone you want to complain. Express yourself somewhere that might make a difference. Or, don't. It is obvious that it's pointless trying any National puppet though

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to BenWilson,

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    I think that if that’s not very probably bullshit, then it’s very actually bullshit.

    He may not have been wearing his Mr PM hat. Yesterday Winston was calling him out and calling it bovine faeces

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