Posts by Cecelia

  • Speaker: Why I'm standing in Ilam,

    Great attitude ... bold, brave and resolute. I'd vote for you if I was in the electorate!

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to JLM,

    Thanks for the poem. Comforting after finishing the book.

    Trying not to hate the perpetrators who seem to detest most of their fellow NZers.

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  • Access: Your Relationship With Disability,

    A, B and G. Having read PA for YEARS I've been educated in many things including attitudes to disability, mainly autism. I often forget to watch it but Attitude on TV ONE Sunday mornings is such a fabulous show that it deserves a mainstream time slot. I get angry that trivialities prevail and I'm always grateful when one of you points to the show on this site or Twitter.

    My husband has dementia and is in a home. This has thrown me into the world of mental disability.

    Now I'm kind of disabled myself although I think of it as being disfigured. I'm a little bit scarred on the face and a little bit speech impaired after several cancers. Can't eat proper food. Very mobile but always found social interaction hard and now it's going to be even more of a challenge. I'm looking for a creative outlet (I'm sort of newly retired) or some sort of community work where I can help others at the same time as getting out there among people.

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  • Hard News: Jim looks back at the big…,

    Fantastic reviews. Infectious enthusiasm. Have to say, though, that I found 12 Years a Slave unsatisfying if that makes sense.

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  • Hard News: How do you sleep?,

    Going through the alphabet with NZ place names (mainly towns but I allow Vinetown, Whangarei and Upper Hutt) helps. And if that doesn't work I do international countries and cities.

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  • Legal Beagle: Fact check: Q+A on mayoral…, in reply to Sacha,

    Yes, but I expected Corin Dann or Susan Wood to pull them up on this - or the esteemed political scientist on the panel.

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  • Hard News: The non-binary council, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    Tend to agree but heard a few pertinent points out around Auckland today. One was from a woman who said, Well we'd rather know, wouldn't we? Hmmmm. And my daughter in law said, I'm from London. If a politician hadn't stolen money or had an affair there would be something wrong.

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  • Hard News: Being Jim,

    Thought-provoking doco. Jimmy will make a a great employee and workmate one day soon I hope.

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  • Hard News: Being Jim,

    A lovely young man: a programme to watch:)

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  • Hard News: No Red Wedding, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    Hi, Carol. I think Hague is expressing a personal view about "catastrophic rights". Just the fact that he refers to Vitamin C etc as "no proven benefit" shows that he's a clear thinker but wants to extend some sort of hope and comfort to those who are terminally ill. I know what you mean about the value of screening but also think that the concept of "catastrophic rights" is interesting. I like what George said about a "supportive palliative environment".

    With Cunliffe's mention of "predistribution" and the promise of thoughtful policy from the Greens, we could be in for a much better win next year than any boat race can deliver us.

    I wonder where medical marijuana comes into a Green health picture?

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