Posts by steven crawford

  • Hard News: Sorting out our thinking on drugs, in reply to Shulgin,

    In reply to RB…tongue in cheek….of course and seeing Prof Nutt said horse riding was more dangerous than taking E…

    I like Ed Hilary's Idea that risking your life, providing it is only your life, in the pursuit of personal growth is admirable. But just putting your life on the line is foolish.

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  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves,

    The Pacific ambassador role is still open and Jones is not confirmed or signed up yet.

    There is a lot of denque fever going around.

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  • Access: Who Are Disabled New Zealanders?, in reply to Angela Hart,

    Talking about personal experience, right here on public address.

    I did not even think about wheel chair access to my house, for instance, till someone talked about there experience in a wheelchair. I used to think of myself as socially accessible.

    I feel a bit more accessible now.

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  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves, in reply to Jean Hughes,

    Imagine if such topics as this were the election deciders instead of taxes on second homes etc. Perhaps the working class Labour (not all working class are Labour) might be encouraged and inspired to vote.

    Or they could just vote for another partly that is proposing such topics.

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  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves,

    He’s saying the right things

    Like that he is into sport and likes to drink in pubs and things like that, or that he is going to do what any reasonable politician should without question. How about what has he been already doing to address the sorry culture of violence among his red blooded drinking buddy’s? Or do we mindlessly applaud him without question. He did just start campaigning y’know.

    Sue Bradford introduced a privet members bill that reduces violence. And I remember she received death threats during the process. There was all sorts opposition to her bill, that came all sorts of people.
    But the majority of parliament Vote that violence against children be illegal.

    violence is illegal. The legislation is in place. We are in agreement that everything that Davis said about disagreeing with what pedophiles do, bad men who beat and psychologically abuse there family’s. The question is, what qualifies Davis to fix those pedophiles and bad men, who don’t abide by the law? Is it the sentiment?

    I might be be blinded be cynicism :~)

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  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves, in reply to Deborah,

    And yes, of course I know that women can be violent too. It’s just so refreshing to see a politician not do the magic-there-are-no-perps dance.

    I think he is reading from the black Ribbon script which simply says ” I am against that sort of thing” which is starting to be grounds for a good pat on the back, down at the local sports bar, which is good because male violence against (specifically women and children) becomes unfashionable among piss head men. But what about school bullying, workplace bullying, elderly abuse, road rage, punch ups in the car park and so on?

    Look I can easily say it: “If I get my hands on the levers of power and because I am a stereotypical heterosexual male, I will command that men don’t hit women and children” But we all know that is not as simple as that. Tyrannical violence is only part of the story.

    It was clearly good politics to say “this is how we as males need to behave towards our Women". But what when tea totaling men say the same thing. What if Women in politics say that violence is wrong ?

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  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves,

    When Dover Samuels’ claims about Jones’ connection with “middle New Zealand” were put to him, he acknowledged similarities: “they talk about red-blooded men, and I’m into sports and standing around in a bar drinking with blokes and things like that …”

    You might call me cynical for asking, but how does that add credibility to someone who wants to help run a country? and It is a given that any sort of violence against women and children (or other people) is unacceptable within our community’s today. I would be more impressed with the guys stance, if he actually had a plan.

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  • Access: Who Are Disabled New Zealanders?,

    Aging, can also reduce disability. I have minor impairments where the advancement of technology, cultural evolution and my own maturity mean that I am far more able than I was earlier in life.

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  • Southerly: How I Became a Grumpy Old…, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Sofie, Tigerlilly is the blue boat. More house than boat, but with a bit of airplane in the mixture. The other boat, Waihape, is the legionary Johnny Wrays boat. Mostly boat, part airplane.

    “He put some unusual features into her. From his RNZAF experience she was fitted out with an aircraft-type control panel and had twin engines…"

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  • Southerly: How I Became a Grumpy Old…, in reply to David Haywood,

    I’m guessing a restoration might only be the equivalent of building three houses!

    Good argument, but there are no building consents required. Tigerlilly has a 4 mm aluminum ( excuse my American) super structure. The hulls are 3 mm steel which will need some welding. But that’s easy. I just use the mig welder like, to just glue some new steel plate on here and there. My argument, is that my house/boat= two boats. Your house, that should not ever be a boat*= six boats.

    *unless your weather boards are 25mm kauri planks, in which case, you or your young lad, might want to swap it out for radiata pine so that you can build several boats later on.

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