Posts by Richard Aston

  • Hard News: Auckland's future: Keep calm,…, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    scum sucking asshat

    Great line, I shall add that to my collection of insults and curses

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Auckland's future: Keep calm,…, in reply to DeepRed,

    Still, I doubt that things would become as acrimonious as Thatcher vs Livingstone.

    Yeah Red thats the great thing about politics, its full of surprises , some good, some ugly.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Auckland's future: Keep calm,…, in reply to bob daktari,

    the elephant in the room is of course we should pay for the much needed infrastructure and the like by selling off assets

    What assets would you propose selling Bob ? What have we got in the family silver cupboard?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Auckland's future: Keep calm,…,

    When the super city was first created I think some politicians freaked out realizing they were effectively creating a city state with comparable power to central govt.
    Maybe that is why central govt is trying hard to limit and control the sovereignty of Auck.

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  • Hard News: It was 30 years ago today,

    I remember switching from Values to Labour and the elation when Labour got in, there was a different feeling around than when Kirk got in in 72, something else was in the air . Lange was different and kinda cool and was bringing new people in with him. Lots of hope. Tragic how we all got fooled later down the track.

    I remember the speculation was that it was Bob Jones' NZ Party that triggered the change by splitting the conservative vote.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: It was 30 years ago today,

    George warned us about 1984 but perhaps Aldous Huxely's Brave New World was closer to the truth.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Decidedly Undecided, in reply to steve black,

    Oh please say it is not so… People who don’t care and just get on with life? :-)

    Yes my friend we swim in a sea of political apathy. I am shocked when I meet people who are not sure who the blue party is or just don't vote.

    I read the American Idol show gathered as many votes as the congressional election.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fire and Earth Erowid: Drug…,

    Its a pretty good resource for legal Pharmaceuticals, psychological impacts,side effects etc . I use it in my work sometimes.
    There was another "user driven" site for Psychiatric Drugs but I have lost the link.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fire and Earth Erowid: Drug…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Ian Dalziel

    You are a treasure Ian Dalziel, an absolute treasure.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    This smells rather bad.

    Starting to smell bad all right and the worm is turning .
    So letters from Labour MP lightly supporting Mr Liu's immigration are ok to release but not those by Nat Ministers that actually influenced the decision . Hell how many letters from politicians did this guy get?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 451 posts Report Reply

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