Posts by Mark Graham

  • Hard News: From Zero: The Meth Episode,

    The way it was reported on RNZ this morning made me think West Akl police are not going to prosecute low level dealing and use but I missed the offer of treatment.

    Russ - how do you think this changes the perception of meth? I always saw it as one of the truly evil drugs (never used, never exposed to it) with a genuine probability of addiction.

    Doesn't a softening of approach demonstrate yet again the folly of a 'Reefer Madness'-type demonisation of a recreational drug and therefore undermine any attempt at control as people realise they're being lied to again?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I Never Been ta Borstal,

    I experienced emotional violence of a pretty high order from a girlfriend for two years. My family and friends reacted with humour and put downs. Violence in men by women is treated as a joke. It's not.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Orcon IRL on Journalism: The Video,

    Good show last night, Russ.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: Three decades on…, in reply to Ken Double,

    Still does.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Budget 2016: Dull on top, hollow…,

    Then why the hell did he crap on about how much money he’s spending?!

    In a post-Truth political reality, why should he care?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The media awards are dead –…,

    Nice one Russ - you really do superb work and while I understand the weariness you must feel (god, I feel it too), you're doing God's work (if there was a God, of course...)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Flaccid balloon, mite-ridden bees, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    In case there's a need for the Crown to put down an insurrection led by Parliament. The G-G can stay in Auckland whilst the air force bombs the crap out of Wellington.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: The Panama Papers,

    Yeah baby! Love your work Russell. Talking truth to power. I recall, Key refused to come back on my show when he got a harder time than he expected - would love to see if you can get him to front at some stage and answer some fucking questions straight up.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: More than a bang on the head,

    Concussion is one (terrible) consequence of a sporting life, but check in with any elite athlete and middle age is a mess of deteriorating joints and ongoing pain.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The hottest rap…,

    That Grace Jones and the Stevie Wonder remixes are rather delicious - thanks Russ. Notice a bit of hubby DJ Dick Johnson's influence in Anna's new track too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 214 posts Report Reply

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