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  • 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 • 1304 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 • 1304 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 • 1304 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 • 1304 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 • 1304 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The big #spill,

    Gilliard always sounded more like an Aussie to me.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1304 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Knuckleball,

    Giovanni, apparently

    Ahh the Latin luvver extraordinaire..
    Lock up your wimmin folk, for they are not to be trusted, when he is aroused. Oh sorry if its too early n'all. mental images etc...

    3D TV definitely needs a dedicated AV room.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1304 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Knuckleball,

    Yeah, but to me there's a world of difference between a punch and falling over for effect, which mebbe speaks to differences in human psyches.
    No offence n'all.
    I'd prefer two refs as a possible solution.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1304 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Knuckleball,

    I'd have thought a good compromise solution would be:
    * the referee calls it as he sees it;
    * anyone caught out on the TV goes before the football judiciary facing fines, or match bans, or whatever it is that people face in football.
    Yep, exactly.

    That's kind of a rugby solution, there must be a way to sort it out on the night.
    Sure a fine/match ban for persistent diving, but most of it is spur of the moment stuff.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1304 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Knuckleball,

    It kept Shakespeare in business for a while, that English treachery.
    So Mr Semmens heard of Captain Pugwash's first mate.
    I jest.
    This jocular sports stuff is kinda fun ...... for a while.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1304 posts Report Reply

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