Posts by andin

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  • Hard News: Climate science and the media,

    In my mind, the greatest challenge facing scientists is the mammoth task of somehow making the general public grasp that while nothing is certain, and nothing is as simple as it seems, that doesn't make it all totally garbage.

    False certainty and faux simplicity............and the general public.
    Well, when the All Blacks lose at the World Cup next year, that earth shattering event might lay the ground work for you, um, in New Zealand.
    Cant offer any suggestions for the rest of the world.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: RT: Eyjafjallajokull,

    any pinko stupid enough to go to Europe should stay there and rot in socialist hell!

    That would be me of I can get out of this hellhole.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: RT: Eyjafjallajokull,

    drunken britons running out of money -

    That looked like a preview of Party Central, except there'd be a few lads(BG) pissing in the harbour.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Misadventure and Muppetry,

    Hey Andin! Give me a recent Buddhist saying! Or even one of a modest vintage. I tire of these old Buddhist / Sufi / Daoist sayings.

    Paula Bennett is not a sacred cow.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Misadventure and Muppetry,

    Whatever happened to just putting the elderly out on the ice

    As long as it's cubed, and in a tall glass smothered in alcohol, no problem!

    "...go with the floe..."

    Yeah, well, some don't have the strength of mind
    Others mistake piety for strength.
    Old Buddhist saying.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: "It says 'Let's b friends', and…,

    Mike for entertainment, humour, off the wall behaviour and the odd bit of music

    Oh is that how it all hangs together.
    Couldnt quite figure tit out meself.
    And then at 9 there's another Mike with outrage, humour(is he off the wall?) and he doesnt do music does he?

    DR John was excellent BTW.
    When is AK going to get a Las Vegas style nightclub. Cinema type seating just doesnt work for such as he.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: McVicar and the media,

    Gee ...McVicar laid a complaint about the Crime & Punishment doco a few weeks back.
    IMO It was rather good. He thought it biased?
    Or did he just hear the word rehabilitate, and had a fit on the floor.
    So when Garth identifies on of those rogue animals down on the farm.
    Does he put it in detention till it sorts itself out? Or is it dinner.

    "perfectly reasonable in person"
    Its what's going on in his mind that's ugly. And it showed.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: A post about art (sort of),

    And was hoping y'all would fight a duel. I don't think there has been a PAS duel yet.

    Quills and inkpots at dawn perhaps?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sweet Rocksteady,

    Sometimes the combination of an infectious rhythm and a good lyric would come together. Does that sound harsh? Funny tho I don't like the stoner ones much hmm weird. Maybe I need to be there.
    A favourite classic reggae song

    And umm one from a bit later with some really cool dudes
    I have to use the one without the music clip sorry

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Dear Gerry,

    Sometimes, they call these things "costs", "risks", "downsides", "negative externalities" or "bad things"

    These things always seem to trip Governments on a Mission from God up.
    Funny thing Gerry has been throwing around figures of what $200 billion of potential benefit to NZ.
    Didn't the US govt spend a whole lot more than that in just one year in the war in Iraq.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_cost_of_the_Iraq_War

    Looked at in that light even $400 bull, I mean billion, doesnt seem like its worth getting out of bed for.
    And claims that it will benefit New Zealanders for generations seem, well, somewhat overblown.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1231 posts Report Reply

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