Posts by Bart Janssen

  • Feed: World of Food 1: Afghanistan,

    Awesome idea Amberleigh and I'm looking forward to your discoveries. Sometimes the hardest part about cooking is thinking of what to cook and you now have a plan for the next couple of years :).

    Sorry to here about a eating problems. Finding a reason to cook actual food sounds like a really healthy approach - my guess is you'll find a lot of countries that rely on rice/corn/wheat as primary calories with whichever vegetable is in season. Hopefully your paleo/primal diet is not too strict and you can allow yourself some flexibility.

    Some suggestions:
    When you get to The Netherlands don't use whitloff (aka bitter endive) - it's disgusting and is my worst memory of pushing food around a plate as a child. Instead make some croquettes.

    The USA will have lots of options but I'd be tempted by Southern BBQ, slow cooked beef brisket can be amazing. Hawaiian Poke is a different option for the US and probably healthier :).

    Mexican mole is amazing as a base sauce for lots of great dishes

    Oddly, although it isn't exactly a healthy long term choice I've found trying doughnuts in different countries is really interesting. I never realised how many different types of doughnut there are.

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  • Up Front: Giving It the Bish,

    I want to say something intelligent but all that comes to mind is what a monstrous piece of scum that guy is.

    Of course we should tax churches, in this society where the majority of people have no religion and the remainder is spread over a multitude of religions there is simply no justification for a tax free status - but it won't happen because we elect politicians not statesmen.

    Meanwhile can someone organise some serious smiting of fuckwits who mouth of shit like Brian Tamaki.

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  • Speaker: No, there isn’t a popular…, in reply to Sacha,

    2nd place

    3rd

    The race was for 2nd place which sadly she lost.

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  • Speaker: No, there isn’t a popular…, in reply to steven crawford,

    Noam Chomsky – he’s an old dude.

    I'm not saying old white guys can't be bright/empathetic/thoughtful/considered/balanced but FFS we have enough already.

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  • Speaker: No, there isn’t a popular…, in reply to BenWilson,

    But which comes first?

    Yeah. When faced will old white guys (and a couple of old white gals) youth choose not to vote – therefore youth are disengaged.

    I wonder how many younger voters decided to vote in the Auckland elections after Chloe Swarbrick entered the race for 2nd place in the mayoralty (even if they ended up not voting for her).

    Wouldn’t it be fun to have a political party where old white guys were not allowed to stand – you could let them make cakes and fetch tea* so they could feel valued.

    *Or bring red bull and vodka

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  • Speaker: No, there isn’t a popular…,

    Just a thought, given left leaning ideology is quite strongly correlated with youth perhaps it might be a smart idea to present a candidate to those slightly younger people who isn't 70!

    And yes I know you have to be 35+ and it takes a while to build up political credit but 70?!?!

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    And you know this how?

    Because word analysis of comments made during interviews show massive gender bias against women.

    Yes it's correlation. Such word analyses have proven to be pretty damn reliable.

    But by all means keep looking for more complex answers that ignore the deep sexism that exists.

    Oh and asking for impossible experiments is a boring argument tactic.

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Neil,

    It was going to be difficult for the Democrats regardless who fronted them.

    and

    There was a complex entanglement of race and class.

    Nope sorry you're both overthinking this. There is a real temptation to look for a complex explanation, but all the pre- and post- vote analysis is pretty clear.

    Most people had no clue about any real policy - it barely registered on any of the voter decision analysis.
    People had a huge fixation on Hillary Clinton's gender it was enormously high in all the terminology used by people to discuss their voting choices.

    Short answer is, Americans, particularly those democrats who chose not to vote, were making the choice to not elect a woman.

    Yes there was a layer of bias by the MSM by focusing on "those e-mails" but in the end it looks like the vote was against a woman. And that sexism coloured every story about her and the election.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4166 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to B Jones,

    nastiness

    Yeah no problem with the ban - sadly many of these people believe there is no harm in spreading lies and nonsense whereas real people are both invalidated/dismissed and directly harmed.

    But man I still have to agree with John Oliver - Fuck 2016.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4166 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Hi folks. I’ve banned Ally Cat. Ridiculous 9/11 conspiracists are just a waste of everyone’s time.

    aw – so much more fun than considering the real world where sexist democrats hated women so much they couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Hillary Clinton even in the face of the prospect of Trump becoming president.

    Oh and fucking earthquakes

    geez I could use some insane looniness as a break

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