Posts by Lilith __

  • Capture: Te Arai - The Veil,

    Wow, amazing!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to steven crawford,

    While I do respect your sentiment, Bart. I really do hope you are, at some stage, going to apply your scientific mind to this.

    What on Earth do you mean, Steven? You're coming across as insulting and offensive.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A wretched editorial, in reply to David MacGregor,

    David, this is an international political scandal.
    And it highlights a systemic lack of justice suffered by many thousands of NZers.

    Nothing to see here.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Not even a statistic,

    Katrina, thank you so much for sharing your story, it’s a terrifically brave things to do. I’m so sorry that these things happened to you, and that the police who should have helped and protected you added yet more trauma.

    So important that we hear the voices of survivors. They should be the ones advising how to reform the justice system.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Pull out every weapon at their disposal.

    There is a subset of rapists who are in a desperate state of mind and likely to badly beat or even kill their victim. You want to introduce weapons into this situation?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A wretched editorial,

    Wow, I'm wondering how Canon's feeling about that Canon Media Award.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A wretched editorial, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Whaleoil has put up a post strongly implying that Tania Billingsley’s rape complaint was a set-up engineered by her and her friends at Rape Crisis and the Green Party.

    After I swallow my sick…the problem with WO’s batshit conspiracy theory is that even if he were right, the conspiracy would never have worked IF THE GOVERNMENT HADN’T BEEN INCOMPETENT.

    The superficial nonsensicality conceals the deep nonsensicality. It’s batshit all the way down.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A wretched editorial, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Just to put this in context though, a woman whose alleged attacker has been allowed to flee the country by government minsters is attacked FOR BEING CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT?

    It’s remarkable how often that argument has been advance in the past week. Also, creepy.

    Very creepy if citizens are vilified for criticising the government. We're familiar with the Bennett-vs-beneficiaries saga, but one had hoped that was an aberration.
    If we're not free to criticise and protest, we don't have democracy.

    And what kind of crazy world view thinks we need to be kind to authority when it messes up and hurts innocent people? Seriously?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A wretched editorial, in reply to Samuel Buckman,

    A conflict of interest is a motive to act in a biased manner, in the case of speech to use incorrect facts or invalid arguments, or to ignore facts and arguments that support the other side.

    Just to put this in context though, a woman whose alleged attacker has been allowed to flee the country by government minsters is attacked FOR BEING CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT?

    Rather than putting the heat on the underdog, can we please put some heat on the authorities who are supposed to keep us safe, and ensure that justice is served?

    The victim's political views really have no relevance here, while the government has a case to answer.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A wretched editorial,

    You are assaulted in your home. The suspected attacker flees the country. He is allowed to do so by government ministers.

    How is it possible to not take the side of the victim here?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3411 posts Report Reply

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