Good post Keith. Also on the topic of yuf crime
The amount of hoohah from right wingers suggests this Standard is causing them some grief?
newspapers not publishing unverifiable letters
absolute nonsense. the Herald and Listener publish letters from unverifiable sources on a daily basis. do you really think they have the staffing resources to check letters' provenance, or the inclination to do so when they provide pro-editorial copy?
insisting on identity disclosure for bloggers is a great idea though.
1. increase the contributions from those deluded enough to think their comments might further the legendary RL status they already occupy in thier own minds
2. increase the contributions from those with sufficiently powerful support to provide protection when providing contentious information while simultaneously silencing the vulnerable who might also have information that could challenge those in power
3. remove the provision of contentious information by people on the inside of issues who want or need to comment but could nolonger do so because of the repercussions. so no more whistle-blowing or access to priviledged information, just the harmless moonbarkings of people on the outside of issues who have to guess - and who prefer to just maintain their uninformed prejudice. everything stays the same, no power structures threatened by the freeing of information the net can provide. brilliant.
so long Tze, really sorry to see you go.
you did great.
best of luck.
you mean like all the stuff that has turned PAS from what was once both informative, good humoured and witty, into something like a school project with snotty prefects?
I like merc's comments.
"Try being involved in 'mainstream' politics"
Interesting Craig, so what is your involvement with mainstream politics?
how outrageous Labour spending all this money on health and education, mismanaging the economy, frittering away cash on things like super annuation funds - and then still having a couple of billion left over!
they should be following the sound economic principles of the Republicans and send the economy into a nose dive, borrow heaps then start wars to divert attention. i mean, how else can you keep wages low?
i hope the contributors to the daily msm have to declare their political interessts too - that would only be fair, right?
and yes merc, the kids are fine.