Posts by DeepRed

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Angela Hart,

    I’m with you here. There’s so much damage simply from the senseless repetition of untrue sound bites without challenge or correction, let alone the spun stories and the lack of focus on what is really important.

    Sadly, a populace with its hands full making ends meet is too distracted to raise the alarm. Or worse still, it'll be desperate enough to find a scapegoat or 2. (HT Dylan Horrocks)

    https://twitter.com/dylanhorrocks/status/523302199695134720

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  • Speaker: David Fisher: The OIA arms race, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    The only reason for privatisation and this is what we see coming from National, is to give lucrative contracts to their supporters and companies that members have shares in, a corrupt practice if there ever was one. The ideology is one of greed and avarice.

    In Sir Joh’s Queensland, they were called the ‘white shoe brigade’.

    But the voters just wanted tax cuts and the supposed opportunity to get rich like John Key, suckers.

    You got to hand it to John Key for successfully making the 'temporarily embarrassed millionaires' in some of us tick, no matter how strong the mirage.

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  • Speaker: David Fisher: The OIA arms race,

    It’s a safe bet who the mystery sender is, and thankfully it’s not David Fisher. (HT Giovanni Tiso)

    https://twitter.com/gtiso/status/525103439018090497

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  • Speaker: David Fisher: The OIA arms race,

    Meanwhile, we can still get the message heard... (via Action Station)

    Sign open letter on dirty politics
    Royal Commission into Dirty Politics

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    The Intercept has now started international fundraising for Nicky’s legal costs. International story now.

    Which local media have finally gotten round to reporting.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: There have been…,

    She's So Rad have taken a track from Kimbra's 90s-inspired album and wound it back to the 80s.

    Careful, the artist again known as Prince might be calling his lawyers for pinching his ideas. ;)

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Arrggh. We’ve been here before and it’s a non-story – unless, of course, we’re going to start scrutinising the travel of government ministers (and their entourages) to National Party fundraisers. Which we’re not.

    This is actually quite depressing.

    Press. Fucking. Council.

    On that note, Frank Macskasy's complaint in August regarding the Donghua Liu affair wasn't upheld. On the bottom it says, "John Roughan took no part in the consideration of this complaint.". Probably conflict of interest abstention.

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  • Speaker: “Foreign forces”, hope and Hong…, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    I think the Anglosphere has gotten rather complacent

    Probably even to the point of the fiddling-while-Rome-burns sort of complacent.

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  • Speaker: “Foreign forces”, hope and Hong…, in reply to Nickkita Lau,

    In HK they still know how to protest. Whereas in many of the advanced Anglosphere economies, it seems to have become a mild case of boiled frog-ism: "So what if people are throwing molotovs and there are soldiers marching in the streets? Nothing else matters as long as my house price remains high. Unless of course, someone wants to build a mosque down the road."

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  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Without referring back to the letter of the law, who defines what a terrorist organisation is? What about 'state sponsored terrorism'? Does that count? Is that also defined – or is there a neat exclusion clause for nation states?

    And I have something to ask 'Natman': is Anders Behring Breivik a gunman, a terrorist, or a patriot?

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