Posts by steven crawford

  • Access: You Can Call Me Brave Now, in reply to Chelle Hope,

    Chelle, my wife thinks you would be an excellent consumer rep for the Health quality and safety commission. If you are up for that, just send an email and I will pass you over to her.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2710 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to mark taslov,

    Your “appropriate authentication process” is no longer appropriate Steven.

    I think you need to chill for a wee bit.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to mark taslov,

    Right to the heart of the matter, that’s the real issue, that’s the one that needs the media beat up and your obedient chanting, Kim Dot Com didn’t deliver.

    But he did, he presented a a copy of an email conversation, which is evidence that John Key tales porkys. That evidence is now, theoretically, going thru the appropriate authentication process. The only reason it has been treated as trivia, is that dirty politics made it look trivial by comparison. Let’s just wait and see what the privileges committee makes of it.

    OH, but I almost forgot. The big Dot Com bomb show at the town hall was so bloody boring, that the Prime minister released a bunch of classified documents, just for a bit of a giggle.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2710 posts Report Reply

  • Access: You Can Call Me Brave Now,

    If people were honest with themselves, I suspect that disability is scary to them because they don’t know how they would cope if it happened to them, and it so easily could.

    I think that is in part, what drives prejudice as well. People with overt disability present able bodied people with a mirror. IE: If a fellow person is missing a leg, that means I could loss mine. And some people might feel anxious and blame the disabled person for bring the scary idea to the table. A brave person would face these fears rather than avoid disabled people. And a disabled person needs to be brave In order to deal with potential rejection due to prejudice.

    So having read some of your writings, I get that you have faced social fears. because you don’t mess about, you say it like is. which means you have been brave enough to claim your place at the table. I think you are a solid person.


    Making a decision to have a leg amputated! Well that’s a really bit other sort of brave. Its more brave than when I get my teeth drilled with out the injection, by lots.

    Are you concerned about ghost pain after your leg is gone?

    Since Nov 2006 • 2710 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Under Tom Semmens’s dictatorship of the Waitakere Man proletariat it’d be a ministerial ute.

    He's going to need penis instruction from here then

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  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    Dominant Male parks his ute down a side street and walks around the corner to the school hall.

    Hang on, let me sort that out. It's a ministerial car not a ute.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    And some people try to say there was no, or not really very much at all, xenophobia in the opposition to Internet Mana?

    There is also a bit of the old WTF, how dare that Maori drive a better car than me? It makes me feel like a second class citizen!

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to DeepRed,

    I’m voting National. The prospect of a self-centred German gamer hijacking New Zealand’s election just pisses me off. Go home, you prick.

    The tweet that demonstrates ruffly the same level of mega millionaire adolescents as the big man himself.

    PS: I’m not talking about John key, and Kim Dot Com has at least been expressing a bit of humility in resent times. I imagined Sam Morgan to be more comfortable in his own skin than that. Poor little boy:(

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Something a little more disturbing (but weirdly amusing) is Lila Harre’s oft-repeated spin line that poor Hone Harawira was “ganged up on”. What does she think happens in elections? Like it or not, what I’m hearing is that Kelvin Davis just got the basics right in ways Labour hasn’t in Te Tai Tokerau for a long time – reconnected with a lot of flax roots networks, rebuilt up an effective and energized ground operation, and worked his arse off in a huge electorate that’s really hard to stay visible in because it’s geographically huge and your target voters are widely dispersed.

    Yes, but that won’t stop me from doubting he’s the best man for the job he campaigned on being capable of doing. And, I will not be shutting the fuck up about that in the foreseeable.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2710 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Really? Looks more like Labour trying to figure out why pretty much everyone was lining up at the bus stop to give ’em a short, sharp shove into oncoming traffic.

    I’m trying to steer away from these analogies. I don’t know if our citizens are quite that keen to put the boot into who the polls deem to be the weaker team. They might have simply prepared to vote for the other outfit.

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