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  • Hard News: PEDA: Who, what, where, why,

    Stephen Judd

    Speaking as one of those who might take Fane's routine a bit personally than other people...
    ... the coverage has been woeful.

    Yes I'd like to find out more background as well. Not to form a lynching party, I'd just like to know what precipitated David's Mel Gibson-The Next Day impersonations - which were starting to grate.
    But I suspect everyone including Fane will want it to die quietly.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Gushing for Auckland,

    Well you're no fun ...

    Quite right I'm not. When it comes to those who can make decisions that affect the place where I live, and all that is going on is runny mouth, attempts at internecine bitchslapping, and dodgy deals.
    And I see Craig has bought up his serious catholicism again. Isn't there a cure for that? Haha just joking Craigy baby.

    But, hey, in my off duty hours .........woohooo.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Gushing for Auckland,

    delicately balanced mutual parasitism

    Anyway who's the host again, to this supposed horde of parasite's?
    I'm trying to think of an example of a parasite of a parasite, slightly hindered by a lack of science training.

    I'd like to see a ban on using metaphors and analogies by anyone in any form of politics.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Gushing for Auckland,

    The conflicting interests are more usually commerical interests versus residential interests versus environmental/aesthetic considerations versus cash available and so on around the circle/ring of peoples' collective primary focii.

    These are just all the considerations that need to be taken into account when running a city or any local body. Conflict seems to mainly stem from one aspect/ vested interest demanding absolute consideration at the expense of all others. And don't tell me that doesn't happen.
    Conflicting interests just doesn't seem the best way to describe it is all.

    So the mayor oversee's and we all have the birthing pains?
    What if we don't love the baby? Will we grow to love it?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Gushing for Auckland,

    You want someone there who understands what democracy is (too many do not)

    You mean like John Key and his Mr Hide?

    and who has worked through those processes and understands they aren't there to dictate.....they are there to lead, listen and facilitate.

    One big problem with democracy at present (and it's not just with the leaders). There's a lot of people who vote in an uninformed way, and sometimes people will - to use a euphemism - cut off their nose to spite their face.

    And yeah but what if the leaders are leading us up the proverbial path (or maybe that's major arterial rush hour carriageways) to nowhere. Listening is harder than you make it sound, also its not a one way interaction, and facilitate...does that involve money? And aren't there lots of checks and balances on that.

    Mid-wives to good outcomes.
    You wouldn't let an untrained inexperienced person oversee the birth of your children.....and just as certainly you don't want them trying to run a large, complex structure with many diverse and conflicting interests with no previous expereience.

    Bad analogy Mid wives (trained or otherwise) don't oversee - I thought they did the actual, ya know, birthing. And I hear stories about people giving birth in taxis with just a pair of scissors and a doctor on the phone.

    Large complex structures with diverse and conflicting interests. So what..... like.... the drainage dept wanting to dig up the road and the tar sealing dept want to use their mates new road sealing machine?
    If my example seems facetious explain what you mean.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Disingenuous Press,

    Tonight, Paul Henry hosts 50 Year of TV News.

    TVNZ up to its old tricks again putting it on at the exact time as the far superior Prime series.

    Yes quite right Sofie.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Beep Test,

    Having seen that haka from the Maori game you really do realise what a bunch of numpties the haters must be, eh?

    Strawman

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Beep Test,

    Oh Sorry my clip, this one's for the ALP. Sex and politics are sooo interchangeable its scary.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Beep Test,

    – using conventional radio broadcast equipment to deliver data -- isn't without precedent on a technical level, but I don't believe anyone has crafted such a compelling application from the concept.

    Wow! just wow that is just outstanding.
    I'm back to being a sports apathetic.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The big #spill,

    Gilliard always sounded more like an Aussie to me.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1288 posts Report Reply

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