Posts by bob daktari

  • Speaker: In Tribute: Peter Gutteridge…,

    Like Jack, I hope you find water Peter

    thank you for such magical music and memories

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Mo' Nina, in reply to Harry Musgrave,

    its the old Marbecks/CD/DVD stock not to be confused with the musical heaven that is the recently opened Marbecks in Queens Arcade run by Roger Marbeck.. someone who knows how to retail music

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: But seriously, drug policy,

    very valid points Ben and Steven, hadn't thought of the bulk and price issues through at all, it was only an afterthought on the medicinal market potentials (for NZ owned patents and products).

    Though a quick google suggests there is at least for now a market for exports used for medicinal reasons: http://hemp.org/news/content/australia-norfolk-island-gives-go-ahead-grow-import-export-medical-marijuana

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: But seriously, drug policy, in reply to steven crawford,

    But when I noticed you were talking about answering northlands economic problems with weed, I just give up.

    not as much answering, putting a positive spin on what could be a very profitable product and offshore market for NZ for many regions, including Northland

    Assuming of course that there will be a future ongoing international market for cannabis based medicinal products, ones that have been researched, patented and created here by our scientists, & engineers. An idea I am sure was mooted here by someone in a previous drugs discussion (refer http://guardianlv.com/2014/01/cannabis-market-leads-to-china/)

    If not medicinal then recreational exports... I'm guessing the growing and processing won't be as destructive as dairy and could be more profitable - we'll never know if our politicians continue to do their best to ignore the entire discussion

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: But seriously, drug policy,

    Legalise... research... create a bunch of patented products in the medical field... market and export them to the world

    Northland (& NZ) could be boom town... new jobs, money, infrastructure etc and hope for all, paid for by a product that won't destroy our environment and it seems studies suggest won't harm any more than it currently does (recreational users) - and those will fall into the health system not justice

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Stewart,

    yep and no one will care - how many times has been been caught lying?

    One more time won't make any difference -sure there will be headlines and those who care to be informed will be upset/angry/happy/whatever

    http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/29406c/the_big_list_of_john_keys_lies/

    I'd like to think I'll be proven wrong and the public will face the reality that has been staring them in the face for a number of years now and get informed and vote accordingly... nah can't see it

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales,

    I wish we could hear more tales fromChristchurch and other towns and cities too -as someone who has lived in a few small regional places the only time the news ever mentions them is always in relation to crime or some other disaster & sport - its simply not good enough!

    As a Christchurch born Aucklander I feel a huge disconnect with what is happening in the city of my birth - my friends and family still there don't talk about it, much. My visits to the city haven't helped but deepen my sense of helplessness. I fear my donations have been earmarked for a stadium, my tax contribution to a convention centre not one of the many in need..

    Thank you Gerard and all of those who continue to speak via social media, Campbell live, the press online and here at PA, you all give me some small understanding and connection to you there - for this I am grateful as you and the city DO matter and most of us care

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Show some decency, in reply to BenWilson,

    watching the first leaders debate and Mr Key kept talking about their "plan", yet after nearly six years of them ruling (I don't think they govern) I have no idea what their plan is, nor is there any evidence of it

    When I see policy released I check the blogs I trust to see their, (usually more educated), view of it - No right turn is usually my first stop. I will then look at the documents themselves. Quick easy and virtually free means to be slightly informed

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Show some decency, in reply to BenWilson,

    totally agree with you Ben

    I've never had so much information about the actual policy of major parties before

    and possibly its never been easier to find parties polices - generally hidden somewhere on the parties website

    The debates and election seem to be treated like a badly run sports match...

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought,

    I think people need to say national have done a terrible job of managing the economy - lets not beat about the bush or rely on a natural disaster to make the books look better than they would

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

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