Posts by Morgan Nichol

  • Speaker: Her outdoors,

    I'd forgotten about the flower guy. I never thought of him as a boy, perhaps because I was so young the last time I saw him. He always seemed old to me. Or are we (as unlikely as it seems) talking about different people? He couldn't walk, yes?

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  • Speaker: The real problem with the ‘Kiwimeter’, in reply to Jason Kemp,

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    Where I did have trouble was in the later stages of trying to choose between say rugby and the All Blacks as a NZ symbol.

    I found that to be a very interesting challenge.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    "Get in the sea." I don't really know where it came from or why but every time I see it I love it.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    No I didn't read all 5 pages of comments before adding that, yes I do now see it's already been suggested. Argh I hate it so much but I had to make sure.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Mansplain. Which is a word I loathe, but other words of the year seem to fade away pretty quickly so maybe this is the way to kill it.

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  • Polity: Too much to swallow on the TPP, in reply to Alfie,

    I think it's something like "industries that have gone away already".

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  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    with Russell absent no moderation was possible

    Yeah that's the key. With no guiding hand getting rid the most derailing comments it would quickly devolve. I don't believe Russell would have pulled that trigger if he wasn't about to step away from the keyboard, not so quickly anyway.

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  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health, in reply to kiwi_guy,

    Unfortunately feminists seem to demand exactly that.

    Please tell me about more of your funny ideas.

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  • Envirologue: Fool me Once: Lessons on…,

    Who gets the upside? It seems like TPPA was originally a pretty ordinary deal, but then the Americans got involved and it went crazy. I see why they want it, but why do we still want it?

    Can it just be about Groser wanting a sweet job once he finally leaves our parliament? He's already demonstrated unequivocally that he will cross pretty much any line to feather his nest.

    I mean, do people really believe the Americans will ever open their borders to us? They don't seem to play that way. We should just have separate agreements with the other less belligerent players.

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  • Hard News: Sunday in the City,

    I had an apartment on Parliament St for a few years in a fairly lovely but slightly threadbare building which was converted (I think) in the 80s from old law offices. That was a really great spot. Nice apartments seemed few and far between unless you had serious money to burn every week though.

    As an exercise I suggest everyone, especially those who’ve never lived in the city, go and have a look on trademe for city apartments. You’ll quickly discover that almost everything is total garbage. I don’t know why our council rubber-stamped so many dingy low-ceilinged new apartment buildings, surely they always had some leeway to say “no, this building completely sucks and you have to make it nice because we won’t let you blight our city for decades to come with the likes of it”, if they didn’t have that leeway then what’s the point of any of it.

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