Posts by steven crawford

  • Hard News: We're in this together,

    And Capture: thank you for Capture Jackson in this year where I didn’t contribute much or even comment but appreciated it all mightily.

    I want to also acknowledge Nora Legs prolific contributions there.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics,

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    I found this not so pultry lambpigcow.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I see what you mean when you use the quagga mussel analogy.

    "The quagga mussel's faeces provides food for other invasive organisms..."

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to weka,

    Much more likely is a dirty politics conspiracy between Tiso and Brown. Just saying.

    It’s well know round here, that Brown once ate a duck from out of a tin. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you like, but Tiso appears to be getting a hamper from the very same retailer that brown procured his duck.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics,

    It’s interesting how words of the year, are usually coined and as a result of media reporting on things that happen recently. Often within the last three months.

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  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative,

    Safety fears for Cricket World Cup following Sydney siege

    The main thig to remember is sunblock, and go easy on the beer drinking.

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  • Speaker: Inequality: Too big to ignore,

    oh, sorry, that was the Nazis…..

    Hall monitor! Someone just committed crimes against blogs.

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  • Speaker: Inequality: Too big to ignore,

    When families lack the income they need to pay doctors’ fees and keep healthy, or to fix their car so they can travel to a new job, or to give their kids the equipment and clothes they need to succeed at school, it’s obvious that economic growth will suffer. You could argue that these are problems of poverty, not inequality, but really the two are inseparable; the reason some people have so little is that the fruits of economic growth are going largely to our richer citizen.

    Something I noticed when I was wondering around on the streets of
    San Fransisco last year, was how much more equitable it is for homeless there than it is here. Some of the cars and vans that where being used to live in, would be pink sticked, and even if you could afford to keep a vehicle road legal here, you would likly be moved on for freedom camping.

    The same applies to living on boats. The compliance and administration fees just keep ramping up at the mariners. And some of the free mooring havens, such as the causeway on waiheke island, are about to be regulated out of bounds to poor people who don’t own registed moorings. I heard Michelle Boag and Brian Edwards having a chuckle about that with Jim Mora on the panel, after a man was killed when one of the boats caught fire.

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  • Speaker: Inequality: Too big to ignore,

    1: Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with the OECD that “when income inequality rises, economic growth falls”?

    I am warming to the Greens, due partly to there being no credible alternative. Notice, he completed the sentence with the word " income" before inequality. This is important becouse he obviously thinks about equality in broader terms than just bean counting economics.

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  • Up Front: Adric and the Art of Asking,

    Don't forget to ask for your brains scan files. You could get your brain 3d printed which would be cool.

    Good luck with the radio therapy. I hope all goes well.

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