Posts by andin

  • Hard News: About that Lancet study,

    widely reported under headlines like

    Saw all that and wondered if some journos were having an A Ha! See! moment. When finding information that reinforced their prejudices, or the editors, or something...
    Good to know the basis of the study Ta.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: They want to blow it all up,

    Blow it up! nah not till they have returned us to the 1950's. Tho' they wont risk upsetting Russia
    Babies beware

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: They want to blow it all up, in reply to Neil,

    He’s written quite extensively on why he thinks people (men predominantly) so often treat others so profoundly badly and what he thinks prevents that from happening.

    Im sure he has and his solutions may work in the US, if anyone bothers to try them. Outside the US Im not so sure about, unless he claims they are culturally transferable.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: They want to blow it all up, in reply to Neil,

    the failure of liberal values to take hold in some areas proves him wrong doesn’t make sense.

    No, but he pussyfoots around why it happened.
    People were at fault, they took up ideas based only on how it benefited them and they had no wider obligation than that. Of course those ideas found fertile ground in the US. The off shoring of manufacturing led directly to the erosion of living standards in the US then other western countries. Governments let that happen. Sure living standards in those "third"? world countries rose which might make it look like we are progressing globally but that was an illusion feeding his metrics. He fucked up.Stats never tell a full story just ask Robert McNamara.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: They want to blow it all up,

    Well it's a start I guess
    Some good ideas here calling it a game might appeal to some, but getting people to change their minds on the way they live is not a game 'cause it can take years, generations in some cases.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: They want to blow it all up, in reply to Neil,

    charasmatic authoritarian males – they don’t go away, there needs to be strategy to deal with them.

    You mean to say the fields of finance, real estate, business, politics, sport, war, psychology, hollywood producing and cheffing are enough to keep said males out of mischief?
    christ how many do they need!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: They want to blow it all up, in reply to Neil,

    Pinker

    I get the feeling we are on one of those downwards jags of a plotted graph line so loved by scientists et al to show how we are generally improving in some way or other.

    They may look small on the graph and while the general trend indicated may be upward some of those down jags can last most a persons lifetime..

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Radio With…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    having carpet on the dance floor was kinda spec!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Littering!,

    a bill whose sole purpose is to change a “$400” to a “$1000” in one section of the Litter Act.

    All it will do will piss off a lot people who will then cry its PC culture gone mad.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Housing NZ keeps digging the…, in reply to Martin Nicholls,

    , the Auckland Council had enforced one of its bylaws requiring landlords found to have ‘excessive’ meth readings to undertake decontamination or face prosecution,

    So they pay for the meth test but get compensation for the unnecessary work carried at ACC behest.
    But those at fault cant be allowed to carry on just using the "Well it was policy back then'' defence.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1703 posts Report Reply

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