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  • Hard News: Wikileaks: The Cable Guys,

    Oh Fun a right whinger Hi James B

    but at the risk of stating the obvious, most of those voices inside or outside the US inherently most suspicious and critical of the USA are of the left.

    All those fundamentalist muslims will be very upset with you for dismissing them so.
    But then its not numerical superiority you're after izeet.

    many and varied lefties like Moore, Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, Sean Penn etc

    Name dropper!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Wellington Cables,

    why do we kow-tow to these guys every time they ask us to? is it just that their dying economy is still useful?

    We don't know how to politely say farewell to institutions that have outlived their usefulness en masse. So we must ever so patiently wait while others bid a rabid farewell and make a nasty mess. Leaving the rest of us wondering is there a new cleaning agent on the market that will get that stain out. And how does reverse brain washing work? Once you get used to showing non-judgemental deference, deserved or not, its hard to break the habit.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Wikileaks: The Cable Guys,

    And all us deserving really clever on-to-it people can do is potter on with our trivial little lives being arrogant about all those people like him who have the guts to put their lives on the line for a cause.

    Glad to see you include yourself (as in the royal us)in your little caustic outburst.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Pay Attention,

    excellent post

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Wikileaks: The Cable Guys,

    "a just war exists when a people tries to ward off the threat of coercive domination by another people, or to overthrow an already-existing domination.

    So when are we at "already -existing domination" ? And you do know armies dont march out onto battlefields and face off anymore.

    We need to invent a sport in which the winner seizes control of the loser’s oil fields.

    A rep from each country mano y mano to the death. Oh.... its been tried...centuries ago. Bugger.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Wikileaks: The Cable Guys,

    It degrades the meaning and true importance of war,

    True importance...true importance.... Na cant get there.

    which is still something I believe nations must be prepared for.

    But we invented SPORT! Trouble being, I guess, is the increase in slothful nationalism mebbe leads to an unrequited blood lust which wants ..ahem... requiting.
    Anyway there seems to be a few nations around the world placing a lot of importance on securing their borders, you could say its all the rage in the political landscape. Of course we're all ghouls now, to some one else.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Popular Paranoiac Politics, in reply to nzlemming,

    OK, how about a bacchanalia then…..
    Damn, forgot those cooking shows.
    The religious dont bother me...I have a mean glare
    Just one look and they are convinced they are looking into Beelzebub's eyes.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Popular Paranoiac Politics,

    “what they would do if they were New Zealand’s dictator for a year!”

    Can we all have a turn? Maybe its a new game, the whole nation could play.
    Me I'd just try to resurrect a form of Saturnalia suitable to these modern times.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What about that Welfare…, in reply to Andrew C,

    The whole way you describe it is objectionable, but I'll put that to one side for the moment.
    So "bad apples" and "get rid off" lovely.
    Seeing as you seem to be acquainted with them and privy to their motivations and actions, you could always inform the proper authority.
    Or they could get a job consulting for the WWG, which I think is an brilliant suggestion.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Where nature may win,

    And when you move something around in parts by helicopter location is definitely a problem.

    I doubt if they are moving the drill rig around by helicopter. They probably have old roads from the exploration phase of this mine which they use. And the tops of ridge lines are usually where it is easiest to put roads in.
    Im just surprised they have a drill rig around at all. Cause usually they do the exploration and by the time the mine is in production, drill rigs are onto the next exploration site.

    We are talking basic 21st century engineering that the company should have stumped up for long before they began excavation.

    Looking at the site I bet the company is pissed it had to go underground. They would have been cursing every conservationist and their children. You can guess what option they prefer. Just sayin' as they say.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1470 posts Report Reply

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