Posts by steven crawford

  • Hard News: The Day After Tomorrow,

    Not happy with ”Neo liberal" And you can also live with a conservative anti GE policy , you have the opportunity to cast a conscience vote for printing money. I happen to think that’s a good idea for some of the big jobs, while we still have our own sovereign currency to print.

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  • Access: Disabled floater voters 3:…, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    It’s the inquiry into almost anything then. Including colour blindness, I can imagine.

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  • Access: Disabled floater voters 3:…, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    The select committee inquiry into dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism etc has taken up a lot of time in the last parliamentary term. Green MP Catherine Delahunty cleverly persuaded the committee to undertake this inquiry (despite its National Party majority) with the support of Judith Collins who was briefly on the committee and knows a bit about the issues.

    I'm sorry, but I I'm not impressed by any of this. I know what autism looks like. We have it in the family. I'm dyslexic/dysgraphia so I know a bit about that. Here's the thing, from my point of view. Autism and dyslexia, are completely different things.

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  • Hard News: Campaign 2017: Buy a…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Good morning Ian,

    I threw the National one away so I can’t check that.

    I only received one letter, and it’s from the National party candidate. I binned it, but I’m still feeling a bit under siege. I must be in the blue zone!

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  • Hard News: Where are all the polls at?, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    I rarely trust my accountant* to advise me on medical matters.

    *lol as if I’d have an accountant

    So you don't have health insurance?:-)

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  • Hard News: Where are all the polls at?, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    There have been studies that show pretty compellingly that people who believe themselves to be objective (eg scientists) are more subject to confirmation bias than average

    New Scientist magazine had and artical about those studies. Some findings, according to New Scientist, are that people who are not scientists but engage with recreational science are less subject to confirmation bias than average. My cynicism obviously spiked, so I went and made a cup of tea.

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  • Hard News: Campaign 2017: Buy a…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    - I had heard this voting is addictive...

    I'm only going to have one vote, maybe two.

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  • Hard News: Campaign 2017: Buy a…,

    Winston Peters interview with or by Espiner?

    Espiner did but manage to get his integrating badgering loop tape running during the last 20 seconds. It’s not good journalism, when only Winston Peters gets say a compleat sentence. We could be run by bullies, with no clean air for deep thinking introverts to even breath. I will buy him a Coppers ultra light.

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  • Hard News: Where are all the polls at?, in reply to Trevor Nicholls,

    If you’re somebody who is concerned about how the country has been coping with those three issues, why vote for more of the same? Because the right wing is not offering any real changes, their story is we’ve been managing pretty well, don’t take the risk of a Labour/Green government.

    “Secure your future” is what the National Party are offering. Our contact sport proud nation is more competitive and greedy than we might like to admit. The “housing crisis” means hundreds of thousands of people have transitioned from working/middle class to heading into retirement owning million dollar houses. The altruistic energy could go directly to there children’s future, or it could be fritter away on grubby people who sleep in cars.

    It’s one thing to put your self into someone else’s shoes, and feel there pain. It’s quite another to do something about it. Its not particularly hard work for the sitting government to sell the do nothing feel good crack. This is the mentality I’m talking about. That hard working kiwi, “Delivered” on his promise to sell his house and down size. Quite an aspirational community leader. A role model :(

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  • Hard News: Where are all the polls at?, in reply to izogi,

    I’m probably very wrong about this and there are no polls since before Dunne withdrew, but from what I’m seeing in Ohariu I’m getting a vague sense that Jessica Hammond Doube could make a good show towards winning it for TOP. That would be a significant upset nationally if it happened.

    I hope it happens. Even if it only gets things like prison reform policies, talked about. Saving 400 million dollars per year by not unnecessarily traumatising thousands of already damaged people by locking them up in what amount to old public toilets.

    Its worth considering. 400 million dollars could go along way towards saving dolphins.

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