Posts by Prudence

  • Speaker: The crisis is all around us,…, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    " An example of this is the recent Novichok nerve agent attack in Salisbury, which, right after the UK implicated Russia directly, saw an array of alternative explanations develop on the Internet in the space of a few hours, which were quickly spotted by private experts in detecting fake news."

    I wonder if they're feeling a little silly now though, given the OPCW and the Swiss reports on the Skripal poisonings.

    I doubt it though.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Trump 2018, in reply to Neil,

    "Their line is much the same as what was used in Syria " Perhaps you could read this:
    https://www.sott.net/article/354637-Sott-net-Interview-with-Father-Daniel-in-Syria-There-Never-Was-a-Popular-Uprising-in-Syria

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: All Change, in reply to Neil,

    It's true there does need to be money spent on staffing and services which are woeful at present, but the inquiry is what those that were abused by the system want. They have asked for it. They deserve it.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Access: The Driverless Road Ahead,

    What a fantastic read. Thank you.
    If I had a million dollars or more, I'd build a huge workshop where people could build things and repair things, fitted out with awesome woodworking, metal working, and automotive machinery. Community owned and managed, with paid tutors for those who need them.
    What a wonderful thing that would be for those of us now on the scrap heap.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #eqnz: Okay?, in reply to TracyMac,

    It's the lintel (150 to 200mm deep) spanning the distance above the door that offers protection. Some houses have door openings that are full height, (the height of the wall) in which case it will be the truss above the opening that provides support. A doorway is a good place to be in an earthquake.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: From Zero: Weed,

    Excellent. Great journalism is such a joy.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I Swear, It's True,

    Gorgeous!. You do my head good Emma.
    I like 'frog's pisle'
    "You wanking frog's pisle"

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "Meth contamination": the…, in reply to izogi,

    ” I wonder how often staff float between HNZ and commercial agencies.” Well one that I know of anyway. She now works for one of the real estate robbers and announced a year or so ago that she had just gained her P testing certification.
    Very dubious I thought.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Uncomfortable Silence, in reply to LIISA,

    "I think you might be underestimating the ease of treating both of these conditions, sorry."
    Yes sorry is appropriate. The patronising "It's harder to treat than YOU think" is one of the brick walls we come across. It's too hard so we'll just do nothing.
    I'm not likely to underestimate how hard it is to treat a disease I suffer from, neither did I imply it was easy.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Uncomfortable Silence,

    Wouldn't it be great if addiction was treated just as type 2 diabetes is. Both diseases develop in adulthood (mostly). Both so easily treated.
    Twenty years or so ago I read of a hospital somewhere in the UK where people dependent on heroin could pick up their required dose from the hospital daily. All these people were valued, high functioning members of society. There was no judgement made; the patients just managed their own lives with the help of the drug, just as diabetics do.
    I'm so sorry you lost your brother Amberleigh. Awesome brothers are so important to their sisters. It's just too sad.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2016 • 12 posts Report Reply

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