Posts by Ross Bell

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Laneway,…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    TBH, I’ve only just discovered their brilliance. Your post reminded me to play them, am doing that now to relax from my angry rant this morning about the other war on drugs.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 146 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Laneway,…,

    Yay! The War On Drugs.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 146 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Down the Hall…,

    I see they're using wine to keep the creative juices flowing, rather than other, more traditional, forms of music-making ingredients.

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  • Hard News: One big day at the drug symposium,

    Lloyd Burr on Newshub website makes the same error as herald/listener in his review of political parties. Aren't there rules about journalists getting basic facts/history correct?

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  • Hard News: One big day at the drug symposium, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Dunne has a response to NZ Herald and Listener:
    http://honpfd.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/?m=1

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  • Hard News: One big day at the drug symposium,

    Jane Clifton wrote some terribly ill-informed and incoherent Listener editorials on the PSA… I suspect she’s the author of that one.

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  • Hard News: One big day at the drug symposium,

    Thanks for fact checking the Herald and Listener editorials. I simply didn’t have the energy. The Listener one was just offensive when it claimed the foundation downplays or ignores drug harm.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Melodrama,

    Loving Melodrama "Broadcast the boom boom boom boom and make 'em all dance to it."

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  • Hard News: Drugs and why Dunne did it,

    And one other thing Anderton did, which has been lost to time (And the PSA) is amend the Misuse of Drugs Act to add a 4th category for drug classification: the "Restricted Substances" aka "class D's category which allowed for regulated sales ... sadly Parliament ended up putting BZP into Class C not Restricted Substances category thus outlawing it and precipitating the avalanche of new psychoactive substances. Those were the days.

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  • Hard News: Drugs and why Dunne did it, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    Dunno about that - Dunne started musing about this back in 2013, and has developed his views over the past few years - his most recent thoughts were canvassed at a Police conference at the start of May, followed up with a blog post. The recent media was prompted by comments he made to Stuff for the Global Drug Survey - those interviews were conducted a couple of weeks ago... well before publication.

    But anyway, good on Dunne, The Opportunities Party, the Greens, and Maori Party (plus Act too) who have all made positive noises recently.

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