Posts by Raymond A Francis

  • Hard News: The better place,

    It is worth knowing that almost all NZers had a weekend like this, unfortunately less Indian food in my case, though the dumplings with soy dip could have used chilli oil but they were close.

    Of course some peoples lives changed for the worse, in the case of one MP mostly Kama catching up from a life badly lived but that is life.

    So yes, be kind to the people round you, because you only live once and if you pay in, life pays back.

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  • Legal Beagle: Questions, but no answers,…, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Of course you don’t Tom but let’s not forget that you called for utu against any journalist who didn’t report the news as you saw it a couple of elections back.
    There is a word for that!
    And one for people who don’t see the hypocrisy of their own statements.

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  • Hard News: Memories of the news,

    Tangiwai disaster, I remember discussing it with my father, arguing actually but not what we disagreed on though.
    I would have been 4 at the time.

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  • Legal Beagle: A war crimes inquiry; or…,

    Thanks Graeme, good to hear some sense on this matter amongst all the bull from both Left and Right.
    Question , has anyone in the NZ forces been tried for a War Crime?
    Google doesn't say yes but did throw this up
    "Date: 29 September 1994 Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Upton to serve on international tribunal investigating war crimes in former Yugoslavia. Includes portrait."

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  • Speaker: 2017: My mother and her hundred…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Nice,
    Or rather, very good.

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  • Legal Beagle: New Zealand rockets up the…,

    Well it doesn't really matter which way you choose to dice the cake, NZ is near the top of the World rankings with regard to anti corruption which is good and the alternative view pushed by the "Standard" and Bomber is bollocks!
    Hurrah, unicorns all round.

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  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert,

    Being old enough to remember when Norm Kirk got a decent suit and David Lange did that plus weight loss it is amazing how this still really does work or rather did for them.
    Personally I think who ever hung "Angry Andy" around Little's neck did the most to stop him ever making PM.
    That plus his default "chase every car" modus operandi but hey he has just short of a year to convince 35% of the voting population that he really has the goods, bring it on.

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  • Hard News: Helen, in reply to Andre,

    "Bitter, hardened " , look I come from a much more right position and am seriously suspicious of people who seem to have a born to rule thanks to their dad than most here but that was not how I saw her.
    Strong and determined, not always right but someone who did a lot of good for low paid workers.
    Her work on timber workers safety saved lives, nothing more needs to be said.

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  • Up Front: Our House,

    Nicely said Emma or rather written.

    .Nobody told me at the time, which was probably the right thing to not do.

    Just to be clear, not tell you was the right thing to have done or?

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  • Southerly: I Fell Down,

    David, I have missed your posts and this explains all.
    You don't come over as complaining but things have not been going your way.
    My wife is believer in bad things coming in threes ( personally I think it depends on when you start counting) so count your blessings and look on the bright side of life.
    Oh and the aforementioned wife ( teacher, Principal, clever clogs etc) says you are doing a great job "as parents as first teachers".
    All the best.

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