Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Hard News: The Midterms,

    Yes everyone in this house voted weeks ago (except me, I'm not a citizen)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2589 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Here’s some apparent context to National’s involvement

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Yes I agree - at this point I can't really understand why National would still be involved with looking after JLR's health/etc it seems to me that they have an enormous conflict of interest

    I particular it seems to me that the one thing they want to avoid at all costs is him in parliament using parliamentary privilege, after all he knows where all the bodies are buried

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  • Hard News: NZ On Air and the bill that…,

    it's a bunch of people who hate unions, hate taxes,

    And likely taxpayers too, since their main modus operandi seems to be putting their words in our mouths

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  • Legal Beagle: Last call on the Electoral…,

    A party of two would probably require special rules .... it sort of breaks everything

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…,

    remember that absolutely anyone can be nominated NZer of the year, even Don Brash

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Like most of the supposed insults that get thrown by the right, it says more about the thrower than the target.

    I was thinking about "social justice warrior" last night, this one comes as an insult from the right, yet I think many on the left will happily claim the moniker for themselves, after all if you consider this an epithet then you're likely in favour of social injustice - sort of broadcasting that you're pro-racism

    Mind you, as a kiwi, when I see those initials I often read the last one as a D, and spontaneously hear the music, wanting to smash the state and tell the boss where to stick his lame arse job

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…,

    BTW the latest right wing made up term "virtue signalling" really confuses me, as far as I can tell it means "saying nice things", is the problem that the left are not saying the right nice things? not saying saying the right things are nice? not saying that the right are nice?

    Seems to me it's really an attempt to shut down the free speech of the left by saying that they things that they say are not valid because of some made up category that doesn't really have a definition - it's not a way to have a discussion

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…,

    What I'm saying is that I think that "political correctness" is largely a right wing concept, you don't hear the left going on about it, while the right essentially have a consensual delusion about this thing that they continually rabbit on about

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…,

    I spent 10 years as a chip designer, designing chips for PCs, I know what "PC logic" is, I have ~20 patents on how to build hardware to emulate original PC features.

    I also remember where the term "political correctness" came from - it started as a joke on the left, a gentle josh intended to make fun of those who'd gone a bit too far - somewhere in the mid to late 80s people on the right somehow decided this was a real think, not a joke and started taking it seriously, people on the left just shook their heads in disbelief.

    "political correctness" as we know it now is essentially an invention of the right, while the left created the words, people on the right made up their meaning

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