Posts by Bart Janssen

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

  • Hard News: A call from Curia, in reply to Stephen R,

    as if some parties actually believe what they're doing is wrong.

    Yet when I've responded to questions that way "Actually, I think all of them *think* they're doing what's right"

    For me that is one of the things I find most unpleasant about some politicians because no I don't believe they are doing what they believe is right. Rather they are doing what they believe will give them the most power. One could argue they are gathering power in order to do what is right but that does not appear to be the case for some of them.

    And there is the question of whether the MPs are acting on the beliefs of the party, or again as appears to be the case for some, they act independently of the party they purport to represent.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A call from Curia,

    I was able to award half-points.

    But were you able to award negative points? Or in the case of Colin Craig perhaps imaginary numbers would have helped.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    And Chief Ombudsman launches a wide ranging investigation

    And in a surprise policy change National will replace the Chief Ombudsman's office with the more appropriate Chief Lapdogs office in order to improve consistency in reporting standards across all government departments.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    I'm glad to be part of this non-abusive group of left wing snobs.

    Even though sometimes we slip into abuse, we pretty much always own up to it and apologise.

    I wonder whether he'll show his coworkers how low he was prepared to go for fun.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Greg Dawson,

    So the good stay good and the bad get worse.

    Wow way to cheer me up dude!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Everyone else also

    Yeah sorry Russell. Not my best work.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

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

    harshly defamed

    Really? Do you really believe in your heart of hearts that she was defamed.

    Or perhaps my post, to which you reacted so vehemently, was quite simply highlighting how absurd her conclusions were given the events of the last few days.

    I will admit, as I have to Craig that using examples that intimated mental illness was a mistake. However, your response was as ludicrous as her original column. To threaten, and yes I use that word deliberately, defamation of her character was absurd.

    Most readers here would take your post and the others that have followed it as trolling, whether you intended to troll or not. That is what people are trying to communicate to you when they suggest you should be aware of the neighbourhood and how at odds with it your comments are.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    mental health shaming slurs

    Ok Craig, on that call I'll accept fault. I also think it was pretty damn clear from my post that I thought neither of those things were reasonable explanations but you are right, even as a light hearted contrast to the more reasonable explanations I was wrong to use them.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald, in reply to Not The Messiah,

    evidence. There won’t be any

    For some reason people seem to keep forgetting that in most courts eye witness accounts are considered evidence.

    Thus Snowden's account IS evidence.

    People may question it and challenge it, but dismissing it as non-existent is not reasonable.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

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

    FranO’s not stupid

    Yeah I didn't think 1 and 2 were reasonable either but that makes 3 and 4 more likely, which is sad. Or there could be another explanation that I hadn't considered.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3355 posts Report Reply

Last ←Newer Page 1 3 4 5 6 7 336 Older→ First