Posts by Lilith __

  • Hard News: Campbell Live: A Disturbance…,

    Mike Hosking’s inane editorialising peaked this week in this incredible 48-second Mike’s View entitled I want to see news about how happy we all are.

    When I saw that mentioned the other day I assumed it was parody. You mean this actually happened?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3552 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Great New Zealand Argument: A…, in reply to Geoff Fischer,

    Divided loyalties will not disappear of their own. They can only be expunged by an act of will which transcends ethnic loyalties and material ambitions: a genuine commitment to the well-being of all tangata and whenua.

    Amen to that. Thanks for your thoughts, Geoff.

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  • Speaker: Sex, monsters and outrage, in reply to Steve Curtis,

    There is no discrimination period. Some people have no idea of the meaning of words.

    Spreading wacko views about unmarried woman isnt hate speech , it isnt discrimination either.

    Since we must go down this route, Hate Speech:

    Hate speech is, outside the law, speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as gender, ethnic origin, religion, race, disability, or sexual orientation.[1][2]

    In law, hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual or group, or because it disparages or intimidates a protected individual or group

    [Wikipedia]

    and Discrimination:

    Discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.[1] This includes treatment of an individual or group based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or social category, “in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated”.[2]

    [also Wikipedia]

    Welcome to the these words.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3552 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sex, monsters and outrage, in reply to Joshua Drummond,

    Smith is going in to bat for his school and his staff under media pressure

    What a pity the school, parents and teachers can’t be allowed to sort it out between themselves. RL should not be confused with reality television, where we all have the right to see, hear, and judge everybody.

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  • Speaker: Sex, monsters and outrage,

    So many people have gotten beside themselves with rage and yet nobody in the story has actually done anything wrong. The most that's happened is a misunderstanding.

    Yes, the pamphlet sucks. It's bordering on hate speech. As others have said, it's probably better to meet this sort of hatred in a safe environment and be able to discuss and dismiss it, than to meet it suddenly on the street or in your letterbox.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3552 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Beyond 'a bad look', in reply to Grant Taylor,

    You don’t like them, I don’t like them, I didn’t vote for them – but a decisive segment of the population did. And I don’t see how the journalism we got, flawed though it was, could have been the decisive factor in either the election result or the behaviour patterns of the current government.

    Remember that almost as many people didn't vote as voted for the Nats. Don't tell me that the constant "foregone conclusion" touted in the media didn't put people off voting.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3552 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Beyond 'a bad look',

    Does anyone else actually remember Helen Clark’s years as PM? Yes she made herself available for comment on all sorts of issues. But she made damn sure she was briefed by officials first, so she could speak knowledgeably and answer questions meaningfully.

    Remember Corngate? Clark was so angry because she wasn’t expecting the question and hadn’t been briefed on the issue.

    Her government used the public servants to work things out and keep the ministers informed. Key’s government uses public servants to produce advice which is ignored, and to take the blame when the minister messes up.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3552 posts Report Reply

  • Access: It’s just a bout of Chronic Sorrow,

    Arohanui to you Hilary, and many thanks for sharing this.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3552 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Christchurch: how did it come…, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    In the long run (i.e beyond the 2019 debt hump that we’re being massaged through at the moment) though, turning productive capital into unproductive capital (i.e a white elephant stadium etc) will mean that rates will inevitably have to rise to cover the loss of income. Asset sales aren’t magic – they just hide the cost for the time being.

    This.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3552 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Christchurch: how did it come…, in reply to Hebe,

    my understanding is that the council legal advice is that CCC cannot backtrack on the cost-sharing agreement with the government, no matter how much it and Christchurch people want to renegotiate it.

    Gerry Brownlee could wave his hand and it would all go away. Except he won’t, that’s why he’s there. He has emergency powers to assist the people and the city, and he’s using those powers to do exactly the opposite.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3552 posts Report Reply

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