Posts by steven crawford

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 Older→ First

  • Hard News: Be careful what you wish for,

    I’m probably optimistic as a learned servival device, so this, is the sand I am currently hiding my head.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: No, there isn’t a popular…, in reply to Kirk Serpes,

    Also yes I know there are many different varieties of “left”.

    Yes! There are sexist, racist, homophobic leftists. “left wing” party’s have to cater to them economically, and by vilifying wealthy people.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: No, there isn’t a popular…, in reply to Moz,

    I’ve had a lot of conversations with people go bad when I suggest The Greens might have something useful to say.

    While I agree with the Greens disapproval of Donald Trumps behaviour, I am having trouble understanding what they mean when they said they wouldn’t work with him. What are they saying?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Long, Strange Trip, in reply to tussock,

    This is a very bad thing. He’s not just a bad guy.

    Yes, it's a less than ideal situation. But I'm predicting the newspapers will publish some seriously funny cartoons to help keep our anxiety under the redline.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Long, Strange Trip, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Or Donald trump gets impeached for something or another. Then it’s business as usual for the Republican Party. And we start a new thread about John Key being a dickhead.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Be careful what you wish for, in reply to Sacha,

    Implications in hard real words.

    I wouldn’t recommend reading to far into that. It’s pessimistic. It’s like hopping into the leaky life raft.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Long, Strange Trip, in reply to mark taslov,

    Yes well there’s the previous secretary of state seeding anxiety about the Bomb!!. With all due respect to Hillary, for all the good work she’s done over the years. And commiserations to her supporters, that she didn’t get elected at this time, but the American nuclear deterent was meant to be aimed at a different population.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Long, Strange Trip,

    Normally, before people are employed to pilot commercial airplanes, they submit to something like the Minnesota test.

    As for the weapons of mass distraction, I’m pretty sure the White House supply’s competent practitioners to keep an eye on the presidents mental health. I understand, that when Ragans dementia was identified, the nuclear button was redirected to ring a buzzer in another room. And I think that Nixon was discreetly (without his knowledge) prevented from being able to push the button.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Be careful what you wish for,

    Regards all the talk of leaving the States becouse racist/sexist bigotry has reared its ignorant head. Australia might be a disappointment to the average collage educated, liberal, urban ”Whites" as they are reported or any of the list of “minority” Americans who can afford to leave. New Zealand is also far from ideal.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Be careful what you wish for, in reply to Joe Boden,

    I’m a currently very depressed American who is (bizarrely) looking like a bit of a genius for living overseas for the past 19 years (14 here in NZ). I have no plans to return there.

    I’m going to be revisiting the place one day. It’s an inspiring place ( by and large). Its well worth remembering some of the possative influence American culture has had on us here in New Zealand. The national parks which descend from Central Park in New York, the environmental movement that began in Calafornia, and dare I say it today some of the human rights policy’s we have imported from the United States. This meltdown is probably a two steps forward, one step back blip.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3609 posts Report Reply

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 361 Older→ First