Posts by steven crawford

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    I’m glad you added “for dinner” on the end of that sentence. Although “Blasting powder… plus a turducken” would certainly make for a memorable highlight to any brithday!

    I see what you mean. To clarify, the black powder would blow a Monterey pine as an alternative to chopping it.

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  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    “Aren’t you beautiful?” is a common greeting (to which Polly would reply with devastating honesty: “I know.”). This necessitated long speeches from me about the inconsequence of exterior beauty in comparison with the vital importance of interior beauty. The devastating logic of my speeches has now prompted Polly to offer the compromise response, “I’m beautiful on the inside, too,”

    The youngest member of my family dealt to those sorts of misunderstandings by learning ballet. Now after years of hard work people are more inclined to say: “your pretty good at that” or sometimes the paid profetionals might say: ” you might want to practice that a bit more” But people sometimes would say: “isn’t she wonderful” And I’m thinking yes but she doesn’t do dangerous things like playing with matches.

    The good news – she has grown to be enthusiastic about science, I’m hinting about wanting someone with a licence to bring blasting powder for my next birthday party plus a turducken for dinner, and we get on well.

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  • Access: Legless,

    Good to hear from you again Chelle. Iv’e thinking about what you wrote here when I have been out driving in the car. I realised how in this modern world, my legs just sit there quietly while I travel as far as Auckland from Wellington, or into and around town. And they can be a bit of liability when I fly. I easly forget about these things and take them for granted.

    Thank you for telling us what your experience has been. The one thing you talked about that I relate to is Grief. It’s one of those vacuums that never seems to stop sucking :-)

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  • Hard News: Media Take: Three decades on…,

    The Salvation Army are not the only people who provide alcohol and drug addiction treatment, or any other social/health service. They compeat for government funding to run there treatment programs, just like the other less well known providers. That’s not always been the case but is is today.

    There are organisations who provide more theraputic rehabilitation environments that the Sally’s do, (by contemporary measurements).

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  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    what sort of a world have I brought them into. You can make yourself awfully depressed thinking about it.

    It’s a less ignorant world, that's not as anxious about the atomic bomb as we where when we drank beer out of big bottles.

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  • Hard News: Hate and guns,

    Another one of the "worst massacre in American history" was different to another ” worst massacre in American history" one was inflicked on native Americas by the military and the other was inflicted on a wagon train of settlers, by Mormons pretending to be native Americans.


    But they didn’t have easy access to high power semi automatic weapons, but it’s as tragic,, be it historic.

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  • Hard News: Hate and guns, in reply to Alfie,

    AR-15s are sold in New Zealand.

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  • Hard News: Hate and guns,

    Edit

    The American south, and Texas in particular, was on another planet. In many (but different) ways, it still is.

    Those Texans were bloody lucky to have been accepted into the United States.

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  • Hard News: Hate and guns,

    The American south, and Texas in particular, was on another planet. In many (but different) ways, it still is. Those Texans are bloody lucky to have been accepted into the United States.

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  • Hard News: Hate and guns, in reply to Matthew Hooton,

    This is probably the most sensible comment I have read on this topic anywhere on the internet

    RIght’o, so we might as well get back on our tractors and head on down to the pisser because psychological science is only for these politically correct wowsers that live in city’s, mate.

    And have you ever thought how I might see colours a bit different to your? And how it is really hard to know?

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