Posts by andin

  • Hard News: We should stop being…,

    simply human nature

    Im going to sound elitist now, and say that most of humanity dont know their nature. Thoughts bubble up from somewhere down there triggered by nothing more than a word, a look or something someone said and that's where the inquiry stops. When , where and how it was formed is left unanswered by many. Its as if the patriarchal mind minder turns up when that thinking shit gets too difficult or starts to turn inward too far, and hits the STOP button.

    Yuval Harari talks about biometric help in the future figuring out a lot of things to make it easier for the individual to know who they are, like for a start sexual orientation. But the biggest hurdle will be social, cultural mores. And IMO a completely understandable general lack of trust in large organisations doing things "for our benefit"
    In the past we formed organisations to help us in that quest to know ourselves and somehow unite us. But they were just imposing their version of life on the many.
    It was useless and will be a hinderance

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We should stop being…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    funny, the joke works best when the person is next to you,

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We should stop being…,

    he’s ragging on an Aucklander –

    who?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The crisis is all around us,…, in reply to Sacha,

    Mark Richards, Duncan Garner. you think!
    Their buffoonery is tripping them up already.
    Being white, male and have a few miles on the clock. doesn't mean you have escaped cultural conditioning. It more likely to be deeply entrenched, hidden in plain sight.
    And that is what we all have to fight against. Otherwise your just another twit driven by narrow self-interest, and probably corrupted by the idiot doctrine that is libertarianism.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The crisis is all around us,…,

    Later, TVNZ gave Seven Sharp, the successor to Holmes, to an even more negative and cynical celebrity announcer, Mike Hosking. (TV3 followed by giving prominence to a similar announcer, Paul Henry.)

    The pasty-faced fools who did this can perhaps be forgiven considering it was the fashion at the time to give fools with opinions, they weren't shy about shouting from a bully pulpit, high profile positions in broadcasting.

    They also happened to be of a paler complexion. If that had anything to do with their decision one can only speculate.
    Lets hope that is behind us now. Although I doubt if Hosking will ever shut up.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 1984, Cambridge Analytica and…,

    watching the hidden camera footage the CA people expose themselves as a variety of human who will put on a false facade, 'pillars of the establishment' type thing.
    But whose moral compass will always align with what is more profitable for them.
    Im getting tired of seeing the same behaviour over and over again.

    And as for China and its social credit. Its crowd control the easy way, for those in power. Entirely predictable and completely sinister.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Bikelash, paralysis – and progress, in reply to Russell Brown,

    it’s wrong to try and slow down traffic.

    Slogan Huh!
    We should slow the whole pace of life down me thinks! Fuck just the traffic. We just dont need to live life at a frenetic pace. Only arseholes want that, just so they can gloss over their fuck ups and callousness.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to WH,

    more prevalent and more dangerous than you think

    The same can be said of stupidity

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: NME – it was…,

    These issues sold very poorly. The kids weren’t buying it, maaaaaan..

    "The kids" had yet to suffer the consequences of this fucked up decision making.

    They had yet to figure out basing decisions purely based on the financial motives, and not looking past that. While it may work for an individual it is disastrous at any larger scale.
    But otherwise nice memories.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Splore 2018,

    scoffed some paella for launch

    did you get lift off? ;-/

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