Posts by Bevan

  • Hard News: Trump 2018,

    Everything about Trump feels like watching a car crash, then reminding yourself you shouldn't look, but looking nonetheless.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Meet the new bots, same as…,

    Part of me is: that's a bit strange.
    But most of me is: is this some kind of "twitter circle-jerk" meaning nothing at all?
    (not meaning to be rude)

    That said, seems like there's little point in arguing on twitter.
    Nobody goes there to get their mind changed ...

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: Not doing enough,

    They might call themselves the Chiefs, but they sure don't act like it ..

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: After the Apocalypse,

    Fascinating article, thanks.
    Apologies for the bluntness, but how much would that visit have reduced the author's life expectancy?

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Wizards of…,

    I am possibly the sole proponent of a theory that Cold Chisel were the equivalent of the Smiths - by chronicling the teenage experience of growing up in Australia.
    Don Walker is certainly an under-rated songwriter.
    They sounded better with Ian Moss' soulful voice: The Party's Over or Misfits

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Art with a job to do,

    I wanted Red Peak and didn't rank the others. I'm thinking of abstaining in the second ballot. I don't want the current colonial flag but neither do I want the Weetbix flag.
    I won't be celebrating the result either way.

    Although if the vote is no change, there may be little public appetite for another attempt later on.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The positive option of Red Peak,

    Red Peak number 1 in first referendum. No other votes.
    Then Red Peak or no change.

    Really excited to see the enthusiasm for Red Peak - seems like none of the other four have much of a buzz about them.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The positive option of Red Peak, in reply to Shaun Lott,

    Read the link at the top of Russell's post.
    It explains the Maori and European (British) aspects of Red Peak.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright,

    Red Peak is the business!

    How do we get the flag panel to change their minds?

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to John Farrell,

    That's a question of government policy, and we had a rather large referendum on that last September.
    Again, it's not an either-or thing.

    If you think the flag is unimportant then ignore it.
    If you want to have other issues addressed, then by all means advocate for those. You don't need to wait for a referendum; you can contact an MP whenever you want.

    It's not fair to silence those of us who care about the flag.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 15 posts Report Reply

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