Posts by Ross Mason

  • Hard News: The war is still with us,

    I’ve been watching this on BBC/Skynews from Prague. Fascinating.
    I recall Blair praying a lot over whether he should go to war. God spoke to him apparently.

    No mention of God in the report it seems…..

    I suspect it is now the god afflicted guilt that is seeing him ‘travel to the Middle East 3 or 4 times a month’.

    Lies, deceit, utter bullshit about WMDs seem words that fail to describe what Rumsfeld, Bush(s), Rice and those truly nasty bastards Wolfowitz and Chaney got up to. What is thankful is that Clark had the gumption and the guts to say stuff you to the USA.

    Oh…and lets not forget what happened to the poor bastard who spilled the beans on the Dodgy Dossier. David Kelly.

    No wonder a little tipping of the scales was needed – or, as Blair also put it in his book, “politicians are obliged from time to time to conceal the full truth, to bend it and even distort it, where the interests of the bigger strategic goal demand that it be done”.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    Umm......regarding the tool use by your children David. Not being unduly parenting over the fence but I have found safety glasses quite handy to keep two eyes functional.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    Sheesh. Every H&S Officer would be pulling their hair out what with those kids not having safety glasses!!!
    .......I didn't see any hammer being used......

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: An update of changes to…,

    I will no longer be able to report that the second wife of my great grandfather committed suicide by cutting her own throat?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: The Panama Papers,

    So this money comes into the country. Sits in a trust. No income is made in NZ therefore no tax is paid. So....other than somewhere to put the money away from home....but pardon my ignorance, remind me where the fudge is the benefit to NZ? Oh...wait a minute....are we subsidising lawyers and money-go-rounders again?

    Or are we just somewhere "safe" to move the money from here to another bolt hole, do some wheeling dealing, send it back to NZ and voila! Next time I bring it all back home...I haven't made any money in NZ, I haven't made any money back home... and I spend the excess and start again. Shit...why didn't I think of that?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: The flag referendum:…,

    Is it the most votes wins or the % of votes cast?

    If informal votes are counted as part of total votes cast then I would vote informal. That makes it a 3 way vote. If >50% is informal that says stick it up ya jacksy.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Yeah nah, but what *do* we…,

    Link to SA Flag design and "selection"

    I like the idea of a 5 year moratorium on whatever flag "wins" and then decide if you like it. Should also include the result of the current flag "winning" this time round.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cheers,

    At least it feels like summer is nearly here . Across the straits fire is brewing. But here in the Pine Valley the grass is still growing. Looking forward to New Year at Castle Point. A merry Xmas and a substantial new year to you Russell.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The positive option of Red Peak,

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    THE FLAG VOTE IS OUT. THE FLAG VOTE IS OUT.
    THE FLAG VOTE IS OUT. THE FLAG VOTE IS OUT.

    It’s……
    Something unexpected….

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/the-flag-debate/75026794/live-new-zealand-flag-referendum-result

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    "As a victim of sexual violence......"

    "Leave the chamber"

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1566 posts Report Reply

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