Posts by Euan Mason

  • Hard News: Stupidity and ignorance have…, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    To an extent yes, but it may be the case that America experiences quite substantive costs as a result of being an outsider of sorts to multilateral frameworks.

    Agreed, and very well described in the rest of your post.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 247 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Stupidity and ignorance have…, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    It’s not quite that bad. California is still on board. And Washington (state) and New York (state.)

    Yes, It's good to see that some intelligent statesmen are speaking out and influencing policies in some parts of the USA.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 247 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Stupidity and ignorance have…, in reply to Rebecca Williams,

    Surely he knows this, but equally knows that his bloc of support does not?

    Or am I giving the man too much credit?

    I think you are giving him too much credit. He gets his alternative facts from Fox & friends. He really, truly doesn't have a clue, which makes this far more scary.

    It will be up to the rest of us to solve the problem of anthropogenic climate change. The USA can thank us later.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 247 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The elephant in Room 903,

    Clearly we should conclude that Nicky Hager's book is substantially correct, and that the PM has plenty to hide. What a shameful affair.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 247 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The long road to Hit and Run, in reply to Neil,

    "Does "other people's war" mean no one in NZ cares or has any involvement?"

    No. Our politicians tell us we send trained killers to help build infrastructure. They know that the NZ public would largely reject the idea of going in with guns blazing at civilians because an ally thinks that is the correct response to "terrorism". So when we find our representatives may have been involved in war crimes, it is appropriate to question whether or not our response is really in keeping with our values.

    In this case war was not the correct response. It was someone else's response and we bought into it. Now we are suffering the consequences.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 247 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The road to Songbroker,

    Interesting. What do you charge the artists for this service?

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  • Hard News: Helen,

    New Zealand feels harsher, colder and less just without Helen Kelly. RIP Helen. Arohanui.

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  • Field Theory: Not doing enough, in reply to Sacha,

    Who were the “independent” witnesses who claimed that the stripper was not groped by Chiefs players?

    As if there was anyone there who was not connected to them. #pffft

    Agreed. I’m amazed that NZR thought they could get away with this bankrupt exercise, but maybe they thought that rugby gods should be judged by different standards from those applied to lesser mortals.

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  • Field Theory: Not doing enough,

    Who were the “independent” witnesses who claimed that the stripper was not groped by Chiefs players? In what sense were they “independent”? Did they observe her the entire time? Why would a professional stripper tell stories about groping if it did not happen? She would have everything to lose by lying.

    The NZR “verdict” has all the hallmarks of a self-serving whitewash.

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  • Speaker: After the Apocalypse,

    Compelling reading, Clinton, and bone-chilling. Many thanks.

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