Posts by Steve Barnes

  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war,

    I see "Jihadi John" has been "identified".
    Why is it that whenever there is an atrocity that makes people want to go to war it is always someone they have been "keeping their eye on"?
    If they knew about X before 911, if they knew about Y before the London bombings, ...
    Why didn't they act?. Could it be that these were well researched scapegoats to hold up to the people and say "This is the enemy". Give it a face and it becomes more real, even if it is a lie.
    The black Ninja suits with the shoulder holsters and the orange prisoner garb look to me as something Saatchi & Saatchi could have come up with, sooo symbolic of the torture inflicted in Guantanamo Bay it could make you believe that Islam was behind that too.

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to John McCormick,

    On that logic the NZ military could never do anything,

    On the contrary. Peacekeeping and policing UN mandates are a far better way to show ourselves to the world.

    no military action is without risk.

    Indeed but it must be better to do something positive rather than continue the failed strategy of just killing more people, however symbolic that may be.

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to John McCormick,

    The decision is about symbollism, and symbollism matters.

    Hey, let me know when the first kid comes back in a symbolic box.

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to tussock,

    Just shows you how right we are, really. How they keep on fighting us. Primitives. Look at them liking things that we don't like, doing things that we stopped doing as much as thirty years ago.

    Yeah. Just like Labour eh? Wanting to look after unsuccessful people instead of the "Winners"©,. I mean, I am a tax payer, I pay for the losers out of my "Hard Earned Money"©. Put 'em all in the Army I say and send them off to war. That will teach them respect.....
    YouKnowIdontLie
    Parnell. (land of the wrong white crowd)

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    I'm pretty sure the answer shouldn't be "let's just leave it up to the PM." And that's what's really getting my goat right now.

    The bare minimum should be to put it to a vote in the House. Had Sabin not been "put out to graze" there would have, no doubt, been such a vote and Key would have won. Make of that what you will.
    Had the vote been held would we now be seeing a vote of no confidence?
    Unfortunately I think not, Key and co are above such petty indulgences.

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  • Hard News: Masters of Reality,

    Yeah I get it, Labour is the new inexperienced party, how silly of me.

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  • Hard News: CWC 2015: Contains graphic horror, in reply to steven crawford,

    Its just not cricket anymore. I think you are talking about the same thing as the alcohol industry using the police force. There appear to be considerable police resources doing into dealing with drunken behavior on the Friday nights.

    It seems The Herald editorial agrees

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  • Hard News: Masters of Reality, in reply to Mikaere Curtis,

    Labour because they see us as rivals for "their" rightful votes

    [citation needed] I reckon. This is the sort of attitude does no-one any good. If the sniping continues we have little hope of ridding the country of the most corrupt Government we have seen in the history of NZ.
    We have to work with each other, not against.

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  • Hard News: When the fast track seems a…,

    Are we talking about this fruitfly
    If we are then it makes it all the more scary, could be a superfly from a secret eco-weapon laboratory in Grey Lynn.
    EEEk oh Terorism!
    It won't be long before JK has to put troops on the ground in the inner suburbs to "protect us from this clear and present threat".

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  • Hard News: Masters of Reality, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    two nominated by the PM, and one nominated by the LotO.

    Its spelt Lotto.
    ;-)

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