Posts by andin

  • Speaker: A true commitment,

    When dealing with an issue of deeply-rooted culture, seemingly small and insignificant actions are where the change starts.

    Changing peoples minds is no insignificant thing, When this government sees people as mere troublesome insects. I apologise to the insect world. To quote William Blake
    "Am not I
    A fly like thee?
    Or art not thou
    A man like me?"

    Forgive his genderising

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Not even a statistic,

    That the perpetrator is seen as someone who cannot be changed, and therefore the victim is always at fault.

    This is rape culture. In centuries past, the perp/s would have been called a conqueror/s. Victim blaming is a crime. Thank you Katrina you are incredibly brave.

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  • Hard News: It was 30 years ago today,

    we were freed to just do what we wanted.

    I Am Free and I Want. Ah these two miscreants, just cause trouble for prepubescent minds. Which is what most people possessed for decades leading up to the 1980's. And Randians were the most gullible, and childish in the worst sense of the word.
    Will we ever grow up? ..... sigh.....

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Decidedly Undecided,

    Internet Party candidate Miriam Pierard

    Good speech and blog post.
    When NACT politicians speak now my mind wanders to this song

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Suicide Reporting; or, The…,

    As a society, we fall upon the criminal law far too often as a ‘solution’ to a societal issue, without asking

    When did suicide get criminalised. OH Yes that right, by the religious, centuries ago.
    So when are we going to stop production and sit down and work through ways which would fit us, all the other species on the planet, and the planet itself. To survive long term into the future.
    Thats right! Never. So forward looking of us isnt it!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Practically jokers,

    our weird fudge of a system

    Applies to a lot of "systems" now.

    you have to game the system.

    Most people's least favoured option.
    Except of course..with exceptions...
    thems in the systems.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Macon Phillips: We need to…,

    And one of the challenges isn’t apathy or that people don’t want to, it’s that they don’t have time

    Easily fixed! give "people"( that brings to mind a plethora of images)
    more money and leisure time
    that would mean changing a few things
    Thats what governments do Isnt it?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Spring Timing, in reply to Myles Thomas,

    Oh you were talking about me.
    I thought I was being funny or droll or something
    Pessimistic Moi! Nevah

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  • Hard News: Spring Timing,

    1. We are dooooooooooomed.

    Or people will awake from their apathetic slumber realise we need a new direction and way of dealing with problems way into the future that johnkey$(sorry) & co will never deliver because of their limited view of the world and vote a Labour/Greens coalition in.... Hmmmmm... Nah
    We're doomed!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Let's do some commerce,

    But he had to create the business which pays him that wage ; nobody else would do that.

    Huh!

    The initial impetus was a desire to save the family farm which my grandfather had started back in the 40s.

    Ahh

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