Posts by Brent Jackson

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to mark taslov,

    Interestingly, the first 10 comments were all totally against the Herald &/or the National Party. I normally don't read the comments (to avoid dismay at humanity), but all of these commentators were polite and made sensible statements. Is that a first ?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to izogi,

    Tread on people like this instead of including them and they’ll do more than just disagree with you. They’ll start to hate you. National’s making sure that everything National is actually about John Key. And people who somehow haven’t been affected can’t understand why others “hate John Key” so much.

    Well put. Extremely well put.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    Too right. 400,000 or so voters admitting having their vote affected by Nicky's book - that is way significant!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: But seriously, drug policy, in reply to S-L,

    They should be preventing the next generation to be aware of the drugs in existence and change the way people think about taking it.

    I believe you need the opposite. You need the younger generation to be aware of drugs, and be aware of the potential problems with them. Withholding information is not the answer.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Oh, God, in reply to tussock,

    Absolutely awesome tussock. Can we make this compulsory reading in all schools ?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Mo' Nina, in reply to Tim Welch,

    Countdown Point Chevalier… not quite as terrible as it used to be

    I kinda wish I knew what it used to be like so I can appreciate how less shit it is.

    If you ever experienced a 3Guys Supermarket a couple of decades ago, then you'll have an idea - because that's what it was.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Toby Manhire's line

    or Winston Peters, whose bottom lines appear to be drawn by MC Escher

    is absolutely brilliant.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Oh, God,

    When I try to pin down a religous person on what they actually believe, most of them end up with a vague "there is something more to life", and something has to last after death because the alternative is too bleak to accept.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Oh, God, in reply to andin,

    "rational theists" is surely an oxymoron

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Sign this Petition,

    Already signed, but couldn’t bring myself to donate – I refuse to give money to the Herald who are currently aiding the precipitous decline in journalistic standards in New Zealand. (I'll give some money to PA instead).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 412 posts Report Reply

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