…It is so refreshing to see a public apology that is actually, you know, apologetic. That acknowledges the reasons that apologies were needed. With no “we apologise for any offence caused"…
There is something more powerfull about the word I in an apology. we apologys just look like corporation spin. I would call it an acknowledgment.
IE: We acknowledge that our behavior has had negative commercial concequences, that require us to use the sorry card, as specified by our employer, then laying low for a bit.
Friends I hadn’t seen for 30 years – we were at college together in Glen Innes – were discussing this last night. There are families with decades worth of entrenched abusive behaviour they are passing on to each generation. Some people escape, or were protected from it in various ways. Grand-dad abused all his kids and a lot of the cousins, but dad would *never* let his kids be unsupervised with his father.
So, there was the agency – the dad’s refusal to act as his father did. But that doesn’t mitigate from the actual family culture, and the fact that some of the uncles became abusers, and the fact that grand-dad is talked about in whispers, and not dragged to the cop shop.
So yes, individual agency, but I’m glad I’m not the only one to wonder at Tamihere family culture, and the different ways in which contempt for women and/or those more vulnerable than themselves may be manifesting.
I don't have any idea what family dynamics drive John Tamihere's fucked witted ness. But may I suggest that the linear logic; Dad abuses the entire family = victims, which in turn must wear the stigma of being infected with abusive cycle germs, but with the exemption of the minority that my grab the bottom rung of the breaking the abusive cycle ladder, makes me a little angrier than my dyslexia.
Writing fuck, is not actually an all that intelligent way to express angor.
It appears as if the police are fixated on the idea of protecting society by locking criminals away for as long as possible, rather than trying to get law-breakers to change their behaviour.
It's just a matter of time before Garth Mcvicar gets wheeled out with his expert opinion on this.
Obama is giving a good speech .
If anyone has an old black and white valve tv, consider giving it to me. If I can’t get it running on free view , I shall set it up to run old tv from video.
Isn’t there an argument for decriminalisation of marijuana here?
Maybe banning the advertising of alcohol as being a necessity for social interaction would not be a bad thing.
Personally, I feel a bit nostalgic for drinking and driving with crates of big bottles, and the cars with no seat belts. But due to advertising , not rules, that has all become socially unacceptable. But it is socially acceptable to be drinking a bottle of wine every single night, when children live in the same house. I believe that phenomenon is due to marketing which even extends to our national radio station.
To my mind a yacht is something that moves through and displaces water, not a kite that races approx 2.0 metres above it.
Holly mother of god!
Another thing about the Americas cup, is that the boats now have there origins in Polynesian technology. It is a refinment of the technology that alowed the great migration. Don’t get me started on art!:)
With respect, the idea that this americas cup regater is mearly the sport of the rich man, is just a litle bit pompous.
I have a freind that converted a Toyota to run from batteries. It drives the same if not better than if it had its petrol motor. And he gets over 100 km per charge. He is a real clever guy, who recons we have the infrastructure to manufacture revolutionary cars which would be more suitable to battery power, than the heavy conventional vehicles we are accustomed. His idea is that we could be making composite cars in much the same way that contempory boats are built.