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  • Ross Bell,

    "RB's such an a-hole."

    Like that, you mean.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Whooo... so may RBs here. Must. Be. Careful.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Neil Smart,

    "Martin Klimas gets porcelain figures in total darkness and then drops them on the ground

    Enough of this talk of Politics drugs and water who is looking after the porcelain statues?

    Join PAPSAD ann stop this wanton distruction of art

    Signed
    People Against Porcelain Statue Art Destruction

    Since Nov 2006 • 71 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    who is looking after the porcelain statues?

    We talking Lladro here? "cos that stuff totally deserves it!

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Richie McGrath,

    Prohibition does not work,in saying that however BZP is one of the nastiest drugs I have ever taken.
    As for the Zaoui decision it doesn't alter my view of him one bit,he is obviously a lot smarter than his supporters.I don't know anyone who wants him to stay.If he does can we please just have a Zaoui-free day/week/month in the media? Also it is worth noting that Tehran has a street called "Bobby Sands St" so all this nonsense about roman catholics being persecuted in Iran is surely just that!
    Having said that Mr Panah has'nt been convicted on any charges in any western democracies that I know of.

    Since Jul 2007 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    According to the media statement released by Mr Tucker:

    'Mr Zaoui was clearly a risk to the security of New Zealand when he arrived here in 2002.'

    liar, liar, your pants are on fire!

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 645 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    I don't know anyone who wants him to stay.

    you need to get out more.

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 645 posts Report Reply

  • Richie McGrath,

    With respect Stephen you live in Tokyo where I'm sure theres a blissfull absence of 'Zaouism'

    Since Jul 2007 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    aah, the man was in solitary at Paremoremo for months in the first half of 2003, and there wasn't a single article or news story about him at all. none. from about march to july iirc, was a media blank. he didn't exist. our own gitmo.

    if you want a Zaoui-free media zone, please come to Tokyo. i'll buy you a chuhai.

    the man is just starting to get the justice he deserves. would you like to back up your slander of him with some actual evidence?

    and i don't mean imaginary SIS evidence, either.

    cheers!

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 645 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    Richie the Iranian converted to C of E not ROC (as I once got on my ID tags). Your premise of Bobby Sands is therefore wrong.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • Richie McGrath,

    Slander? With a little less respect Stephen I would point out that he has been convicted in two European democracies.
    Personally I never thought he was a risk to NZ.Neither was the German ambassador of the 1970's who was revealed to be an ex-member of the Waffen-SS.However I am glad that his past counted against him and he was sent packing!
    I bet you're glad you're not Korean/Chinese in Tokyo Stephen!
    I wish you all the best in your racist new home.

    Since Jul 2007 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Anyway, back to the topic. Who is Redbaiter?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Richie McGrath,

    Fair point there Michael,I'm sure the Iranians are well aware of the difference between the Roman Catholic church and the catholic church that Anglicans swear allegiance to!

    Since Jul 2007 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Slander? With a little less respect Stephen I would point out that he has been convicted in two European democracies.

    And as the Refugee Status Appeals Authority discovered, those convictions were examples of quite how badly the judicial systems of apparently civilised democracies can behave in the case of inconvenient foreigners.

    Amnesty has an FAQ that covers all this.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    Anyway, back to the topic. Who is Redbaiter?

    isn't he actually a libertarianz member?

    i heard a pub rumour somewhere that he is.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Richie McGrath,

    Who am I to argue with the great Russell Brown?
    I give up....
    Welcome home...I bid you...Wellcome home
    I bid you Welcome..
    WElcome home... I bid you (repeat until everyone dies of boredom)

    Since Jul 2007 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Neil Morrison,

    the man is just starting to get the justice he deserves.

    he has indeed. The NZ authorities carried thru with a process which, although obviously flawed, in the end was governed by respect for fair play and justice.

    It's a pity Zaoui did not pay the same respect to the NZ refugee process when he entered the country illegally. He seems to be no more and no less deserving than the many thousands of others who do abide by the UN refugee process which NZ is part of.

    Since Nov 2006 • 932 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    Richie
    If they have a Street named after Bobby Sands I'm sure they are well aware of issues at play.

    But yeah, those Anglicans will come back soon it is a mighty quibble gone too far over very little really. You find groups of one supporting the stand of the other all the time & vv.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • MikeE,

    isn't he actually a libertarianz member?

    i heard a pub rumour somewhere that he is.

    Hes too conservative for that, I'd suggest national.

    Kingsland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Shit he's bringing science into policy

    Not really, Michael - while I understand Anderton has very personal reasons for being passionate about drug policy and suicide prevention (and has done some good work in both areas, to be fair), he has a nasty case of confirmation bias he needs to deal with.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    Don't we all have a bias?

    Asking out of pure ignorance & a pref for a zero level for Alky when driving, but beyond "I drive better stoned" has anyone measured imparement by drugs compared to Alky?

    OT
    The death of Cr Condon has led for a few calls (from local politicans) to raise the driving age. Not really interested in this myself (although I was over 25yr before I drove then i got fat hmm) just wondering if any anti drink driving lobby group is campaigning against Cr with DIC convictions. A bit puritanical I know.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • WH,

    i believe in the milk devil

    Since Nov 2006 • 783 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Don't we all have a bias?

    Certainly, but I do try and temper mine with rational thought. I also have a cranky preference for Ministers of the Crown who know what they're talking about - and pay serious attention to people who do, even if they're not saying what you want to hear. It's easy to crank up another fatuous moral panic over the chemical nasty de jour - serious and thoughtful public policy not based on junk science and statistical illiteracy is quite another.

    And MPs really have no excuse considering they've access to an eye-watering array of resources, expert advice and one of the best libraries (and most skilled gang of researchers and librarians in the country). Getting a cheap rise out of Jacqui Dean is all very nice (and well-deserved), but she's not an associate minister of health with her name on a pretty shoddy piece of legislation. Anderton is.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Anyway, back to the topic. Who is Redbaiter?

    He's his own imaginary friend. Everyone needs a friend.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10633 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I just had a proper look at the Webstock speakers list. Derek Powazek and Heather Champ are going to be there! They are, like, my interweb idols from back in the day. I'm going to beg, borrow or steal a ticket to be there.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

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