Posts by Cecelia

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

    What did you object to in Braunias? I've just watched it and thought he spoke as he writes. Love his writing.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    Moments of wonder, a feeling of disappointment, awe at the streaming - and I now know how not to pronounce John Roughan's name.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to UglyTruth,

    UglyTruth, could you explain what you mean by your last sentence. Do you mean that a CGT is fair but the proposed legislation is tricky or hard to pin down?

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to UglyTruth,

    I think political parties are going to have to reach out to the public in different ways, starting soon after this election. I don't know exactly how but there needs to be a new paradigm. We desperately need interesting political discussion in the media. John Campbell is brilliant at some things but there's a lack of follow-through on political issues. Seven Sharp is ridiculous. Media Take is hidden from the wider public. Now that it looks as if the public are going to vote John Key back into office, I will do anything to help Green/Labour advance progressive politics in the next three years. Our country! Our environment!

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to sandra,

    Forceful, Sandra, a cry from the heart. You express everything I feel except that many baby-boomers like me are not blue-rinsed Nat supporters. A week or so ago I went to a Grey Power meeting with the candidates where most of the questions were hostile to the government and the Green candidate got one of the warmest responses.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to DeepRed,

    I can empathise here. It IS a gap in the medical system. People who have had radiation treatment in the mouth are very very prone to tooth decay. The cancer treatment is free but the intensive dental surveillance they need for the rest of their lives is not.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Show some decency, in reply to Alison Cunningham,

    I can still see Whaledump. My ISP disguises IP address???? Technically ignorant but ... Netflix etc.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Show some decency, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    And she wears the right colour scarf:)

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    What a great poem that you have written
    It's like a damn fine piece of knittin'

    I knit my brows in some dismay
    That Herald folks opined that way

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    The print version has a smallish sidebar "PM lands tax blow" on the front page and a double page spread pages 4 and 5. Banner headline: "Cunliffe's tax stumble brings back memories". There's a story where Cunliffe refutes Key's CGT claim but the dominant feature of the page is a grey box around the large central photo with four colourful articles by Herald journos (including Manhire!) saying that Key won.

    I read the online reviews of the debate last night but I'm handling the Herald with tongs today. I'm so upset. Does that make me "tribal"?

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 522 posts Report Reply

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