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  • Hard News: Revival,

    did somebody really disrespect Dino Soldo on my Internet?

    He was, some intoned "un ragazzaccio". But I believe that has more than one meaning.
    I dont know, I just read it here

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Revival,

    Dyan ages ago.

    Are you kidding??

    Yes I was.
    The funny thing is, like most children of any generation, the majority usually turn out like their parents.
    For good or bad.
    If a child/adult has a sense of entitlement it usually (imo) got it from the upbringing.
    And I do know some of my generation who holiday every year in the winter, from money made from property speculation.
    A lot of that went on at some stagein NZ, and people were making a lot of money.
    But if I offended you "Sorry"

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Revival,

    Call 'em whatever you like. But they were fucking great when I saw 'em in 1968 in the Ak Town hall, with The Who.

    Who can afford, en masse, to pay that but the baby boomers?

    Jeez I hate being lumped in with most of my contemporaries, just because of my birth date. Most are severely compromised individuals but they dont give a fuck, cause they got the money.
    And they get too much say in what the rest of us do.

    There should be a rule when you have enough money so you can afford annual holidays away in winter, and $200 concert tickets. You can just piss right off out of public affairs.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Revival,

    </quote>I guess it had to happen one day (that is, the Wallabies beating the ABs)</quote>
    It may happen again.......next year perhaps.
    Here's a song in advance commiseration if it does...

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Anatomy of a Shambles,

    I just don't see all business - even big business - as some great evil.

    But it seems to now occupy so much of our time. But anyway, you fail to make the distinction between "business" and the people who are in it.
    Sure a big corporation just sitting there looking all innocent is not evil. But funnily enough when that "business" gets down to its daily business those people (who are probably lovely people away from the job, have families they love etc) who make the business come to life will do some pretty stupid things. Things that might even be "evil". Of those people who work at the business, some even seem to undergo a personality change when they are at work. And then there's all that corporate loyalty crap gleened from just about every shit self help manual ever printed.

    Don't get me wrong, 'cos it sure as hell can be *monsanto, big tobacco, etcetc* - but negotiations and striking deals have been happening since humans first bartered skills and food, etc.

    I suppose this could be filed under crap justifications for doing stuff.
    My translation:
    Hey we humans have been doing this shit for millenia cant change now, its in our DNA. Cause our ancestors bartering for food is just the same as a fast food conglomerate. Innit.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Anatomy of a Shambles,

    The Sub editor overcooked the title but to me this kind of thing is interesting. Some choice quotes sans Hobbitery.

    "In developed nations, women and those on a low income are twice as likely to be depressed as men and the wealthy. When DNA is tested in large samples, neither women nor the poor are more likely to have the variant. Worldwide, depression is least common in south-east Asia. Yet a study of 29 nations found the variant to be commonest there – the degree to which a society is collectivist rather than individualistic partly explains depression rates, not genes."

    "Instead, the Human Genome Project is rapidly providing a scientific basis for the political left. Childhood maltreatment, economic inequality and excessive materialism seem the main determinants of mental illness. State-sponsored interventions, like reduced inequality, are the most likely solutions."

    Or you can examine the minutiae of this fiasco, which ever you like.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Anatomy of a Shambles,

    The Standard?
    Can't be bothered with a forum where almost no-one is brave enough to use their real name.

    Its the lack of quality in their dialogue that puts me off. But I like the roughhousing. Where as Pundit is bland bland bland.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Anatomy of a Shambles,

    I was talking about NZ films. Massive return on back end? Uh-uh.

    Not even a modestly good one?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Anatomy of a Shambles,

    Budgets are going DOWN. No two ways about it.

    Its the potential massive return on the back end (if the film is any good, and of course populous film makers think their projects are worthy of massive acclaim) that will always suck people in.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Anatomy of a Shambles,

    Who's coming to the Rally of Hope tomorrow?

    Rally of Hope??????????
    Jaysus give me hope.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1424 posts Report Reply

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