Posts by andin

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  • Hard News: The Political Lie, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    I sometimes get the impression from people that they don’t want to be bothered by the details of actually how the country is run. So they don’t much care what the politicians are actually saying. Instead they focus of “how the politician sounds”.

    So here we sit round the high tech campfire driven by who sounds nicest on the ear. Boy are we fucked.
    ETA There are of course categories of "we"

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Political Lie,

    we basically expect that elected members will take liberties with the truth when they speak to us,

    Do "we" do this? Or somehow have elected members given themselves the permission to do this lying thing. Im just not sure where the blame lies, if blame is to be apportioned such.
    It just is completely bizarre to me when, at a time when there a lot of facts(not truth) are available for say the effects of human habitation on this planet. All sorts of people resort to claiming they have hold of a "truth".
    Holding fast to "truths" seems like a road to ruin. But then I'm a pessimist.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Budget 2011: A Credible Path to…,

    Sez Ben Goldacre.... "Political stances, for example, correlate with various personality features. One major review in 2003 looked at 38 different studies, containing data on 20,000 participants, and found that overall, political conservatism was associated with things such as death anxiety, fear of threat and loss, intolerance of uncertainty, a lack of openness to experience, and a need for order, structure and closure."

    And I would say this "mindset" rears its ugly head when many topics are discussed, including drug law. So why dont those people who shit themselves at the thought of liberalizing society, just F** off and take a good hard look at ..well... themselves.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Fever,

    Well the suns out. Budget boogum anyone
    Ooo look records

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: That CERA Rumour,

    Gerry and Roger have your number right? And you guys are in constant communication, Yes?
    If not, Why Not?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: People Take Drugs,

    On one level, it’s just another crime show in which the police have final editorial sign-off. But I don’t think the people who make and broadcast Drug Bust really believe in what it says

    Oh the stories I could tell about behind the scenes of another of those "Poh- leece" TV shows. Up at Northern HQ ripped of our tits.......

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Doing battle alone,

    he appeared on Media7 last night responding to the claims against him.

    And again acquitted himself well.

    These words keep ringing in my ears..
    "We reject that proposition...." mmmmmm

    Young in years You say!
    Does that façade and those ideas come with an expiry date?

    Oww worked....

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The witless on the pitiless, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: And we may never meet again ..., in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Probably the best option. its hard to find a Keith Monks machine, They were usually bought by radio stations for record cleaning duties. And are now probably in garages and basements, those that survived the switch to CDs.

    Its a cover but they do it justice. And Tex gets to show his best features.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Asking for a Contribution,

    Good, your all busy talking whisky. A small contribution made today, my pay cycle is odd. It runs my life tho'

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1591 posts Report Reply

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