Posts by DeepRed

  • Legal Beagle: The Northland by-election;…, in reply to BenWilson,

    Yes, there is a new King In The North. Now, can he survive a season?

    Gettysburg-on-the-Hokianga, much?

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to Soon Lee,

    Spotted in downtown Auckland today.

    Same thing in Wellington's Civic Square, last time I passed by.

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement, in reply to A C Young,

    Well you can't say they aren't efficient...now they're generating scandals before the judges even show up to work:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/67459859/new-x-factor-judge-shelton-woolright-defends-use-of-blackface

    *sigh*

    What if he got something similar to the Haka Party incident of 1979 dished out to him?

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement, in reply to linger,

    Wouldn't provision of a dedicated YouTube channel (or parallel public-access portal) address both concerns at practically zero cost?

    I suspect also that computer-based devices still have a steeper learning curve than switching on a TV.

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  • Speaker: The Agony of Vanuatu and the…, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Any others.

    Yes, maybe that the Jewish Cultural Marxists run Hollywood and academia, and the entire West will soon be speaking Arabic?

    Seriously though, take a look at how many climate denialists also happen to have a neo-imperialist Huntingtonian 'Clash of Civilisations' outlook.

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    But only we can devise something better than the deeply flawed and deceitful Peoplemeter measurement, and the even worse radio ratings sweeps.

    The Peoplemeter system should have been unplugged with the analogue TV network. With digital TV it's theoretically less cumbersome to track viewing habits.

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    It’s a myth that pork creates jobs. Mostly, it just changes them and moves them around – making people work in the pork-barrelled industry or move to the favoured region.

    Maybe, if there were a pool of unskilled, hard to employ people, some sort of hole digging and filling project would create jobs for them, but most kind of subsidies don’t.

    Yep, the big difference between New Deal-ist regional development and pork barrel corporate welfare is that the former benefits the many, the latter benefits the few.

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement, in reply to fraser munro,

    All of this – once again – raises the question of why such imported format shows even get NZ on Air funding

    Probably for the same reasons an aluminium smelter gets $30m or a casino nearly got $150m.

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  • Speaker: The Agony of Vanuatu and the…, in reply to Dave Hansford,

    Hi Amanda: of course, this Government has gone to great lengths to ensure that it WON'T assume any liabilities for emissions to date – and I suspect it will certainly push to have anything out to at least 2020 written off as well – especially from ag. emissions.

    What if the G20 start implementing border taxes on carbon emissions, given they're within WTO rules? If NZ finds itself on the receiving end of them, I suspect it'd only give the denialists an excuse to throw a Tea Party that would make the 1981 Tour look like a picnic.

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    My pop-psychology theory is Clarkson is burnt out and bored of the show and is (sub-consciously?) pushing the boundaries to see how much it takes to get himself sacked.

    It explains why his humour has gotten far more puerile and contrived in recent years.

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