Deborah Hill Cone was on the National Radio afternoon show and brough it up because didn't see why it should be "controversial".
It's not like it's even a matter of opinion - the math is wrong. If that is the basis of the article then the article should be retracted. And if it's not the basis of the argument then Ms Cone is presenting false evidence to support racists claims.
It's all very Bell Curve.
I mentioned earlier that there was a Ted Haggard and Richard Dawkins interview. You can see it here:
w00t! That was very cool.
Dawkins tries to present science and rationality as the ultimate solution to life, the universe and everything
...and if we happen to agree?
Perhaps just a motivated Atheist? :P
To be fair to Christians, most do not believe in Intelligent Design.
Bah, you moderate (haha!)..
Yeah, I'm not so fair. ID is no more, or less, logical [to me] than any other religious doctrine.
Just wanted to say the Richard Dawkins is a freakin' hero.
The Richard Dawkins and Teg Haggart interview is particularly interesting in light of later events. You can find it on YouTube (can't get to YouTube from here, but just search for DAWKINS and you'll find it) in the 'Root of All Evil' series.
...your demands 50 year plan
My 50 year plan? I would be quite happy with a 5 year plan for now (I'm guessing that is what your second sentance means - it's a bit cryptic), but I'm not going to stick it to councillors who are doing their job by looking out for their city. Should we be shocked that not everyone agrees on what is best? No.
This has been rushed, which means it will most likely be botched. Don't get all 'petulent child' about people who give a damn about their city. That's what "offends" me.
Only two of them, Waldron and Pombo,
were given the boot...
Ah yes, the system works again. </irony>
Come on Aucklanders, time to stop behaving like a bunch of petulant school kids.
Aucklanders are right to be resistant to a major change on our waterfront foisted on us seemingly at the last minute by Wellington politicians who seem to have little regard for what Aucklanders actually think (or, at least, didn't bother to find out).
I'm not saying the waterfront option isn't the best, but don't patronise us for discussing all the options or providing different view points that are not based on your particular gung-ho attitude to urban planning.
The real crime here is that these issues were not raised a year ago.