Posts by DeepRed

  • Speaker: Correcting Auckland 2040's…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    What the Alliance doing with this petition and the misinformation accompanying it seems way outside the financial remit touted by Williams and Farrar. Indeed, Auckland Transport is already taking advice on how to quantify the costs it faces as a result of the additional sprawl already permitted by the Proposed Unitary Plan. But they want to address housing capacity in Auckland with even more sprawl?

    How very odd.

    Auckland Ratepayers Alliance, or Auckland Rentiers Alliance?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4966 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Correcting Auckland 2040's…, in reply to Sacha,

    Nor do enough of us grasp that this whole process was dictated in the supercity enabling legistation pushed through by Act and the Nats. Council can't change it.

    They're all for the Vogons energising the demolition beams... until they actually come right to their doorstep.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4966 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Correcting Auckland 2040's…,

    Once again, the Unitary Plan has exposed the closet statism of those who like to call themselves free-enterprisers. When you get the worst of both worlds, you basically have a rentier class that's just as powerful as a parliamentary senate. Or at the very least, thinks it is.

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  • Polity: Hooton’s Zombie Apocalypse,

    Reductio ad Stalinum seems to be an early part of the "then they fight you" phase of Mahatma Gandhi's famous "First they ignore you" quote.

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  • Polity: TPP, eh?, in reply to izogi,

    Really it hasn’t been so much the prevailing MSM opinions on this which grate with me most, but that many high profile media commentators have shown a complete disrespect in reporting a protest movement that’s one of the largest for a long time. It’s much much bigger and more diverse than the niche rent-a-mob that apologists want to suggest. There are people out there who are extremely concerned or frightened about a deal about which the government’s told them NOTHING official beyond “trust us”, for years, until a massive load of info was dumped shortly before the committal. It’s no wonder people get information from where it’s available, and yet MSM just mocks dissenters as idiots instead of focusing on why this might actually be happening.

    I'd like to know how much ad revenue these talking heads are personally getting from companies who'll supposedly benefit from the TPPA.

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Anyway, it is actually good that we are all still talking after 300+ comments. I do think that in many other places, such a discussion would have burst into a ball of all-consuming flame. So there's that. You're all good people, folks.

    I think in future, when I start quoting controversial remarks by fundies and other blowhards, I should add the disclaimer: "I read this, so you don't have to."

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to keeaa,

    Perhaps you should consider the impact of what you quote, rather than repeating it.

    If remarks made by society's blowhards make us uncomfortable, fair enough. But I quote them so that they can be deconstructed for what they really are. The point I was making was that when blowhards blame women for sexual abuse because of how they dress, they're only perpetuating the rape culture, and they need to be hauled over the coals for it.

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to keeaa,

    Revolting phrase in last line.

    "Uncovered meat" or "bollocks"? If you mean the former, I was quoting the brain-fart of a religious fundy in Australia who blamed the victims of a gang rape in Sydney for their dress sense.

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  • Speaker: Stand Up for Women, in reply to Greville Whittle,

    Turns out the self-appointed hyper-masculinist is actually a mummy's boy. Freud was proven right.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4966 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Alfie,

    So what's changed? Well quite a lot really. The availability of cheap alcohol, pre-loading, easy access to hard core porn for any kid with a cellphone, misogynistic lyrics becoming mainstream, the widespread use of edgy drugs... but mainly alcohol.

    You can also add a culture of materialistic crassness. Though I suspect hardcore porn is a symptom of misogyny rather than a cause of it - it's completely outlawed in places like Saudi Arabia and violence against women is still prevalent over there.

    And if being fully clothed from head to toe - as Saudi law requires - doesn't lead to reduced rates of misogynistic violence, the whole 'uncovered meat' thing is complete bollocks.

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