Posts by Ross Bell

  • Hard News: Is the Ministry of Health…,

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is the Ministry of Health…,

    A good reason why govt officials should not sit on the EACD, as per recommendation of the Law Commission - they're too focused on the politics not the science. That's why BZP was scheduled: all because one scientist was away the day the cmte gave advice to Minister Anderson to ban it. MOH official always sits as the cmte's chair. There's a funny story about a new minister attending an EACD meeting when the scientists were keen to decrease the classification of LSD.... needless to say, officials ensured that never became official advice.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: From Zero: The Business of Drugs,

    Mississippi, the last dry state in the Union, ended Prohibition in 1966.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Meth houses and stigma,

    Min health should have made any warnings very public, not just for HNZ’s sake but to also help landlords, tenants etc be informed. Its silence was deafening.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Meth houses and stigma,

    That person you mention in the last parace sits on the Standards NZ meth review committee. Don't hold your breath.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Yeah, but surely there's a limited number of spigots, and that a large number of "normal" people are also backing Trump, including a whole lot of Republican women [not that I'm saying that women would naturally vote HRC, but that Trump is such a misogynist surely they wouldn't vote for him].

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs,

    It's not as if we're talking about a handful of bigots here - those polls scare me.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is not a…,

    I've just watched "Mike's Minute." Just... wow... lost for words. I thought he was actually smarter than that.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is not a…,

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Uncomfortable Silence,

    Thanks heaps for sharing, Amberleigh.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

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