Posts by bob daktari

  • Speaker: The Uncomfortable Silence,

    Ask me how he lived though.

    The question no one asks regardless of cause of death - my mum died of cancer... people would ask when she was dying if she smoked... she did... the look of sympathy would fade to be replaced by a look that was devoid of, um, being polite... empathy

    Sorry your brother is no longer and thank you for your moving words

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sprawled out, in reply to Sacha,

    Otherwise we have low-value tourism and primary production jobs to offer our children.

    the most depressing part of current and at least near future NZ and both under threat from climate change and farming practices

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Happy to Help (If I Can),

    No one mentioned the history of the unification of Timaru when I lived there... I guess some things are just too painful to teach

    I've not danced since I left the place

    fantastic story thank you David

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: The Passing of Vega,

    If not for Suicide I'd never have got into Springsteen - something I doubt anyone has ever said

    Essential and much loved band in my world... everything about them is so just freaking cool

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Obama's Mana,

    could it be that lefties aren't all that pro clinton because she like Obama (democrats) are not really of the left?

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The war is still with us,

    The question I have is will the findings of the Chilcot report lead to any country still involved in the middle eastern conflicts reassess their strategies for the area

    Given the pretence for the original invasion was wrong, that justification wrong, the subsequent plan for post invasion Iraq inadequate... will anyone actually think, fuck maybe there's a better way to handle this clusterfuck that won't lead to ever more crazy insurgent groups and terrorist cells forming as a result of our actions... maybe there is a means to operate in the area that won't see us having to take back Fallujah by force again... a way that won't see us "training" the same people over and over again with no discernible success

    Maybe their is a leader out there with the guts to say "we're doing this wrong"

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The war is still with us, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    or a look at me I'm important and powerful and how cool is that, war rocks!
    coupled with now in hindsight... I'm bloody rich

    the predictions of the anti war "mob" were and continue to be the most accurate of all the soothsayers - why have intelligence agencies at all?

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Soft…,

    I love streaming... and reckon the chart should treat a stream with the same merit as a sale, for if charts are a measure of behavior then surely behavior (actual popularity) should be the determiner not the $$ value back to the rights holder or more precisely the mechanical rights holder

    free the chart!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Custard,

    The next fifteen months are going to be fascinating

    more like deeply depressing, given the toll the policies or lack of action is having on far too many

    politics is a really stupid game sometimes/often

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: I Fell Down,

    I firmly believe you could write about paint drying and make it heartfelt and funny David, thank you!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

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