Posts by David Cormack

  • Speaker: The Government lost the election,

    Great piece Josh. To your point about Garner saying that NZF should call National first because of "moral obligation", I did try to argue that that was bollocks and that whomever had 61 votes in parliament was the government, but you don't get a lot of time to do so.

    I also wholly agree with your point about debates, get 'em all in the room together. Let's hopefully reach a mature MMP stage where we have more parties with smaller percentages.

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 217 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Oh, Grow Up,

    I see Damian has helpfully defined what a young person is in his blog post.

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  • Up Front: Oh, Grow Up,

    Maybe it's because adult carries with it a weight of responsibility that we don't want to absorb. If we want to be reckless we can. This must mean we're not adults right?

    suddenly realised that I wasn’t the only person who felt like they were faking being a grown-up, and at some point I was going to get called out on it

    Emma, I'm relieved someone else has that fear because I'm sure that one day, someone is going to call me out and go "Hey Dave, you don't really know what you're doing in life do you?" at which point my entire world view crumbles.

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 217 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Oh, Grow Up,

    edit at least another two decades…

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  • Up Front: Oh, Grow Up, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Thank god I have another two decades of irresponsibility then.

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  • Up Front: Oh, Grow Up,

    My wife and I are running into this head-first (not for our children, but for ourselves). She's just turned 30 and I'm a spring chicken of 28. We've had plenty of discussions recently about what it means to be an "adult". We're married, we own a house and we have middle-class professional jobs. Are we adults? We don't feel like adults.

    A lot of our friends are now starting to have kids. That kinda makes them adults. But again we don't feel like some of them are properly adults. You know who are adults? Our freaking parents. Those farkers are ollllllld. But not us. We'll be young forever.

    I'm so confused.

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  • Hard News: Photoshocks,

    I think this talks to a really interesting piece of psychology. I remember during the 'teapot' scandal with Banks and Key how the media started publishing stories about the Government - and Key - with really unflattering images of our Prime Minister. Shadowy, looking tired etc.

    The way the image influences our perspective of a story fascinates me, and I'm not we fully understand it.

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  • Hard News: When "common sense" isn't, in reply to Ben Gracewood,

    Dash cams: the new Twitter in getting us instant news.

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  • Hard News: Cultures and violence,

    Lindsay Perigo has weighed in. And it's awesome: http://www.solopassion.com/node/9505

    If it's TLDR for you I'll summarise:

    Women are sluts! Even Fox news women, can you believe it? Not ALL blacks and hispanics are bad. It wasn't like this in my day. You kids are so f*cked up. Ayn Rand.

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  • Hard News: Cultures and violence, in reply to Danielle,

    Unsure if you've already seen this Danielle, but in response to your question of gender, I give you: http://www.salon.com/2012/12/17/why_is_the_shooter_always_male/

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