Posts by Ianmac

  • Speaker: The overconfidence man,

    We need data. We need a David Farrar of the left.

    Well then how about inviting David to switch loyalty. He could be bought and you could trust him implicitly. Remember in Keys acceptance address after the last election, David received the first rousing thankyou? He won the election.
    So who will support the call for David to become the Leftward Weasel?

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Campbell Live: A Disturbance…,

    A great effort from the New Hope. Who is he? Will he be back?

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  • Hard News: Campbell Live: A Disturbance…,

    I feel so helpless about the stuff that seems so wrong in NZ these days. What can I do about it? Not much but to see Campbell Live in action is to offer a glimmer of hope. Someone cares. Someone is doing something positive.
    But now the screen is blank. Gone. Bugger!

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  • Hard News: The epitome of reason,

    The issues that emerge come so thick and so fast that the whirlwind means that Opposition feels obliged to swat and far too many targets. The result for we voters is that it is no longer clear what to see as important or what the Opposition parties stand for. Try catching a whitebait with one hook. Is it possible that National have a cunning plan to scatter shoals of rather nasty whitebait deliberately?

    It seems to me that Helen had a very clear philosophy and could pick the critical issues and we could respond accordingly. Andrew has to learn to pick his shots.

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  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…,

    To add to the insult was to hear the hypocritical Key say that he really rated John Campbell and was very sorry to see him go. Yeah right!. I am sure that that nice Mr Key used a proxy knife to cut JC's belt off him.

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  • OnPoint: Beyond 'a bad look',

    Powerful stuff Keith. You articulate what many of us think/believe but we lack the venues to say so. Thankyou.

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    It seems sad to me that those who went and returned seems to be not treated with enough respect. After all because they lived on the nightmares were daily demons. They must have been so very very brave to have carried on in spite of the awful experiences that the politicians put them in.

    Winston Churchill refused the credit that Turkey needed in the building/refitting of the Turkish ships in the UK. They wanted an alliance with the UK but when rejected by Churchill, they were picked up by Germany as an enforced ally. The first action of Germany was to send German ships with Turkish (Ottoman) flags into the Black Sea to shell Russian towns.

    So had Churchill accommodated The Turks , Gallipoli would never had happened!

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The Easter Show,

    Having watched Bishop Tamaki in the past when in full flow to his flock, I was disappointed when on Media Take he seemed incoherent. You would think that he should have been articulate about his own version of religion.
    (Mind you I remember completely freezing on the subject of Intellectual Handicap for an interview on National Radio years ago. So I can't claim too high.)
    In Vietnam on the Mekong Delta we visited a church made up of 4 or five diverse religions. Imagine such a church of Protestant, Catholic, Islam, Buddhist or Hindu. Much harder to fight each other?

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  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping,

    There was a phone box in London somewhere where Kiwis in the know could phone home bypassing the coin system and talk free. A queue would form late at night for the privileged few.

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  • Hard News: The GCSB and the consequences…,

    Valuable incisive discussion re surveillance.
    The clip of Mr Key being unwilling to answer concerns re Security issues is so unpleasant. ("I know some secrets and I'm not telling you. So ha ha ha. Suck on that," said smugly and with arrogant sneer.)
    An open democratic society? Really?

    I like the new look Media Take. Found Dr Pihama's rhetoric almost impenetrable. And there is plenty of room for a new slant on design put forward by Lester Hall.

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