Posts by andin

  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs,

    amongst his bigoted supporters in the white working class

    Well working class, dont know about that anymore
    "shooting from the lip"
    "this thought was never vocalized by anyone else before",
    of course confirmation bias, but thats too "sciencey" for some upright apes
    I just dont know...If you just sound and look as if you have authority it seems to be enough for 60,000,000 odd, thats only a quarter of 'em so far

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Fear is the path to The Dark Side

    The things most fear are confections of their minds. Sure there are real things to be afraid off, tho systematically they have been eliminated from our environments. so now we grow fears in the fertile soil of our own minds.
    And when that becomes a norm bad things happen. We need the light of reason, rationality to guide us individually and collectively. We need leaders to be reasoned, not spin doctoring.That is the way to the dark side.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I Never Been ta Borstal,

    ignorance about male victimisation

    Physical violence is often men on women, it still doesnt lessen the trauma of female violence toward men, often emotional abuse. Which some view as way more damaging. Yes it does go on, victimisation cuts across the gender divide.
    Alcohol does bring it out in some, there is no doubt All these people abusers and their victims need help to deal with what are personal problems without stigmatisation.
    In a goal/ money obsessed society its unlikely to happen.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs, in reply to Conal Tuohy,

    a sudden rise in ignorance

    Ya mean they're all ways been this bad? :)))
    Now we get them beamed to whatever device is at hand.
    Exhibiting all manner of human failings themselves, which they are completely ignorant of, until caught out. But that moment pass's and its back on the Trump Train.
    Thats the funniest and saddest thing.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    ratings is not so strange when you consider it

    Yes it is! Its a completely fucked way of considering another human performing a task. Jeez just make it forlock tugs and the number of times the driver has to say 'Yessum masta" during the trip and be done with it.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Excited for Auckland!,

    a place for greying white men.

    Is that shorthand for something?
    The colour of their hair and sex isnt the issue, its the philosophies and policies they back which need not questioning but ditching IMHO. Is that the case? I dont have a dog in this race I've abandoned Auckland, hope i dont have to return.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Apple and the…,

    it puts an end to the shitty little Digital to Analog Convertor

    While that has to be a good thing, I dont buy that thinner is a good thing. And waterproof? the real danger is salt water, fresh water wil dry out and not leave a residue.and the odd raindrop would have to be real determined to find its way to the jack input. I’ll just stick with these for a while, once you have an airtight seal in your ears they rock and the music is in your head, yes inside your head

    Yeah but thinner? marketing BS keep the caterwauling to a minimum you marketing departments, even Mick know how to do that, we’re not your slaves

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Behavioural economics and Hekia Parata, in reply to Jan Rivers,

    Citizens are not a laboratory for secret policy experiments and should not have to second guess what programmes we are being nudged

    And Ms Parata would like us to believe she is using a carrot not a stick and will use shape her language thus, just like our arsehole PM and the collection of Nact fuckwits who are subjecting this country to a social experiment, but don't even know they are doing it!
    Even if they did they would never own up to it. Behind all the bluster they know fuck all! And they have any quiescent number of the population fooled.
    Lets have a beer m8 and watch the rugby is wearing pretty thin right about now.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Behavioural economics and Hekia Parata,

    two central ideas in behavioural economics:

    1. People respond to incentives.

    Carrot

    2. Therefore, policymakers should give people an incentive to do the right thing.

    Stick

    And we're just clever monkeys, tho, our best achievement is deluding ourselves it seems.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Radio B and the secret pirates, in reply to Russell Brown,

    hugely interesting character – and a significant tastemaker when it came to music.

    He and Alastair Riddell were school mates, and we had music listening sessions back then. I remember him sending off voice tapes to radio stations. At uni that just expanded with flatting mixing things along. A host of music oriented people, situations etc. I was a part timer at the Arts Centre and the move back to campus thru knowing Selwyn and Glenn.
    A lot of those names I put faces to, from the period of course. I lost contact after that. One highlight was playing anti war songs before a Vietnam protest march. Had fun dropping bombs Sound FX I found from some record into songs that evening. ahh two turntables...

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1493 posts Report Reply

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