Posts by steven crawford

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem,

    Good overview of Richard Prosser’s tactics.

    This is the sort of putty he’s playing with:
    The Guardians of Pauatahanui are enthusiastically protecting the bird life in the Pauatahanui sanctuary, while turning the native fish into white bread sand wedges. Mike Joy told me he’s given up confronting these sorts of people directly. They just don’t get it:(

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to izogi,

    How so? Did anyone who dislikes 1080 vote for United Future because of it in recent times?

    Difficult to know, but he pitched his... Sorry, the United future party's policy on pest control has moderated it’s stance on 1080 kills baby’s and your family dog! to something more towards the Greens slightly ambiguous stance. But they are explicit about protecting and maintaining a healthy population of ” big game animals in the wilderness" So I’m probably not going to vote United future now.

    I forgot all about NZ First.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem,

    The departure of Dunn opens an opportunity for an anti 1080 champion. The Greens are not going to go there, becouse they moved on from Greenpeace style ideology/dogma.

    National has finally started killing cats on Auckland island (about for fuck sakes time!). It would be very strange if they didn't use toxic shit.

    Morgan? cats?

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  • Speaker: Low-quality language on immigration, in reply to simon g,

    Greens party Immigration policy. It’s good! Just keep your wits about you, if you deside to click on the recommended link to the Population Policy. It’s loaded with ‘Smarter’ Greener’ ‘Informed choice!’ And its now an historic document .

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    That's weird, I was over in Ohariu just yesterday admiring the sensible mans hairdo. I will remember him affectionately as Mr Synthetic Cannabinoid man.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    TOP is nothing but the re-skinned libertarianism of a stale, pale old male rich enough to favour us with his eccentric solutions.

    How did you arrive at that? Tom.

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  • Speaker: Low-quality language on immigration, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    And I wouldn't be surprised if Roger Stone is also in that room.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to izogi,

    This is the sort of problem I’ve been struggling with for TOP. The leadership’s said lots of interesting stuff which I find engaging (plus the odd thing that makes me really mad at them), but there also seem to be big gaps in the written policy.

    The leadership just went out and said an odd thing again.

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  • Speaker: Low-quality language on immigration,

    I should add, the cool thing about TOP policy's on the web, is that they ask for feedback. They want to know what we want.

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  • Speaker: Low-quality language on immigration, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    The real issue is that NZ is bad for immigrants.

    Immigration stands out in TOP as a reason for me to loose interest. The headline banner says it all.

    The TOP test for immigrants is: if you can improve our standard of living we welcome you. If not, thanks but no thanks.

    What I take from there philosophy, is that a juggling unicycle riding computer programmers with phd from Harvard is welcome, but a Fiji Indian with experience at making something out of nothing, and has the humility to wash the dishes is worthless.



    What makes me suspicious, is the word 'smarter' in the policy title. It reminds me of Richard Prebles campaign to win the Wellington central seat for the act party.

    I might be wrong...

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