Posts by Thomas Beagle

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Then there's good old "climate change" which is going to be the term of the decade, if not the century.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Impeachment of course.

    And I want to include "reeferendum" because I like it so much.

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  • Hard News: WOTY: The Kindness Scandal,

    But TERF was the word, no matter where you were on the issue.

    By switching it out you've taken one of the sides... and I think you've taken the wrong one.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Fascism.

    (A depressing thought that fascism might be the word of the year in 2018.)

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Collusion. As a US cultural colony I'm sure we've all heard that one too much.

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  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs, in reply to Conal Tuohy,

    To put it more succinctly: Trump is the symptom, not the cause.

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  • Hard News: How the years flew by ...,

    Allow me to be the first to #notallboomers

    Like #notallmen it's both accurate and completely missing the point.

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  • Hard News: The Police Ten 7 State, in reply to Thomas Beagle,

    I put that a little more forcefully on the NZ Council for Civil Liberties website: http://nzccl.org.nz/content/police-control-information-anti-democratic-and-must-stop

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  • Hard News: The Police Ten 7 State,

    I am shocked by this report.

    The Police hold a lot of power in our society and the need for transparency and oversight is accordingly great. The Police actions are contrary to the principles of open government and the Official Information Act and must cease immediately.

    I am even more concerned that multiple people in the Police hierarchy have conceived of, approved of, and applied these policies. By blocking transparency and seeking to control what is said about them, they have demonstrated contempt for democratic government. They have shown that they are not fit to hold their positions.

    The Police Minister must take strong action to fix this problem and clean the rot out of the Police.

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  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales,

    I'm really looking forward to see how Christchurch votes in the general election as I think this will be the real indicator of how they feel about the National government's rebuild efforts.

    Anyone want to predict whether Christchurch voters will vote for National more, less, or about the same as the rest of the country?

    (And yes, this is a comment about politics in relation to a national disaster, but politics is how the country decides what is important and what we should spend our collective resources on.)

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