Posts by giovanni tiso

  • Up Front: Dropping the A-Bomb, in reply to Sacha,

    I found working on Down screening policy really challenging and complex

    I know a woman who's doing her PhD on that.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Let's talk about class, in reply to Barnard,

    The idea that you could support the idea of marriage equality, for the identical reason you care about Pike river, namely justice, and that justice need not be tied to either class or narrow definitions of identify, or be limited by your own 'privilege' seems to have been lost by a lot of the modern left

    Marriage equality: nobody loses. Stronger unions, higher wages for low-paid professions, protection for workers (including protection of their employment through trade tariffs) are in the interest of some social groups, and against the interests of others. And for those who preach empathy as a workable political category, I'd point to the continuing demonisation of beneficiaries, and how it is subscribed to by many voters of nominally left wing parties.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Let's talk about class, in reply to bob daktari,

    Thing is never expect middle class liberals to fight a class war

    Bingo. Asking middle class liberals to be more class-conscious and at the same time expecting them to fight or care for the working class is a contradiction.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Weirder yet, in reply to Russell Brown,

    He’d been in town working on it the night before the raid, which is more than two years ago.

    I see.

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  • Hard News: Weirder yet, in reply to Russell Brown,

    This all happened before the political party

    Wasn't Good Times made when Dotcom was already planning the party? The album launch was also supposed to be the party's launch. (Not that I think being racist before deciding to become a politician is in any way exculpatory, mind, but.)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: One picture of you, and no more, in reply to Lilith __,

    That's just wonderful.

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  • Hard News: The New New News,

    Unlike Huffington, presumably Buzzfeed is paying its writers. So there's that.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: One picture of you, and no more, in reply to Jos,

    That photo is now also in the very same album.

    That is so great. It reminds of this, but better.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Maybe you could work your way up to one zinger a day :-)

    That was me for like two years.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Seriously? No. People come up with enough nastiness in their own.

    We faked the Moon landing. And trolling.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

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