Posts by Deborah

  • Up Front: The Surprisingly Sincere Up…,

    An excellent column at The Spinoff on how to vote from overseas, for those who prefer to read something rather than watch a video*: Voting from overseas: a dummies’ guide for New Zealanders

    *I usually far prefer reading to watching a video, because then I can absorb it at my own pace rather than at the pace that the maker of the video prescribes. But each to their own etc.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1443 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Synthetic cannabinoids: a primer,

    Very helpful, thank you, Russell.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1443 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Orcon IRL at Golden Dawn: The…,

    Hurrah! First Orcon IRL event I'll be able to attend, and it's peculiarly relevant to me. :-)

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  • Hard News: Mt Albert: Cooperating,…,

    :-) Thank you!

    I loved being part of the Get Out The Vote push on Saturday. I was doorknocking in Sandringham, and there was so much support for Jacinda. So our big task was to get all those people out to vote. And they did.

    Julie Anne Genter came along to Jacinda's party late in the evening, and was warmly welcomed.

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  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert,

    Obviously I’m thoroughly partisan, but I thought Andrew gave a really good speech.

    Something else that was interesting was that there are a lot of younger activists getting involved. Jacinda had a team of mainly young people lined up to go doorknocking after the speech. I headed off to the pub afterwards with Andrew and Priyanca Radnakrishnan and Jenny Salesa, and a whole heap of young people who were all sorting out something for Priyanca’s campaign. I’m thoroughly over the on-going lament about young people not being involved in politics: sure, there’s plenty who don’t vote and don’t get involved, and we’ve got a huge task on our hands connecting with them and encouraging them to vote, but we’ve also got plenty of young activists too. Young being under 30 or so… which looks increasingly young to me.

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  • Hard News: Public Address founder…,

    Yay! I'm delighted to be a winner. Thanks, Russell.

    Also, I'm totally taking this as an omen for 2017.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1443 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Also, "fake news"

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1443 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    post-truth

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Snopes? Yeah, I encountered so many idiots who responded to being referred to anything on Snopes by alleging that Snopes was “biased”. People literally don’t want the truth.

    Yeah. One that got me in particular in the last couple of weeks was someone on my FB page, who wouldn't even accept the original source documents. Like, actual court transcripts from the actual day in court. Gobsmacking.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1443 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    Blanket dismissals of the “MSM” are part of the problem.

    Hear hear! Radio NZ is part of the MSM, and we've all been relying on it heavily for the past 36 hours or so. And having dealt with Matt Nippert with respect to a few tax stories, I'm very impressed by the way he digs and digs and digs to get information out of government and big business.

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