Posts by steven crawford

  • Up Front: R.O.A.R.,

    There’s a group that call themselves the “Rainbow Greens”. I’m a feminist dad. And I’m serious about that.

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  • Speaker: Russian Underground part 2,

    Most were okay with it, but some maintained a stance based on an outdated holdover from the Soviet era. Back then photographing the metro (and other strategic installations) was considered an act of espionage.

    I got in the shit for trying to take photos of brass fire fighting gear, down stairs in the Empire State Building.

    Your overt operation has produced great photos! they’re even better than the lost episodes of Doctor Who.

    The person in the orange clothing reminds me of a Waiheke hippie from the 1980s. They look transported into another corridor.

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  • Up Front: R.O.A.R.,

    I guess that’s what I’m wondering about. Whether such change as I have noticed is actually just a fact about me and people I have engaged with who have also aged, progressed, move on, been ground down, fallen out with each other, etc, or whether there’s something genuinely different about now, and things are getting worse.

    Facebook, Twiter, Instagram and the tiny screens. Thats changed the focus.

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  • Up Front: R.O.A.R.,

    Oh man, I don’t think bakers should be allowed to refuse to serve gay couples, but I do think restaurateurs should be allowed to refuse to serve members of the Trump administration, am I a hypocrite?

    No your not.

    I think racists should shut the fuck up, does that mean I’m opposed to free speech?

    No, except if you are preventing them from spewing up there sick on the steps of parliament. Freedom of speech is the freedom to address parliament in the appropriate way. Your not protected to say what ever you want in most other places. And actual members of parliament have more freedom of speech than the rest of us.

    Is saying a swear or calling someone a racist as bad or worse than, y’know, being a racist?

    Its illegal to use offensive language in public places. And also same as question one.

    Because sometimes I feel like I don’t know anything any more.

    Same.

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  • Hard News: A cannabis moment in the Parliament,

    But some flexibility on previous convictions, which may be prohibitive as I’ve written it, I have flexibility on that. That is something we can tak about.

    An elagant solution is to allow the clean slate legislation to do its thing.

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  • Hard News: Reassure Me: cannabis,…, in reply to Dennis Frank,

    Sufferers are more likely to trust their doctor for accurate medication. Misplaced trust sometimes, of course!

    That has a lot to do with how advertising (particularly on television) is legally allowed.

    It wouldn’t be that difficult for anyone with enough money to creat a don’t listen to the doctor because the doctor doesn’t know much about dope idea. And dope is organic. But the people who know best are the people in the industry.

    Another of many, many things to think about is, if you have advertising that makes a point of informing people about how to report side affects, But that would only work if there was someware to report side affects with out having to pay to visit the doctor. So by simply using a disclaimer like: if you start suffering from unwanted side affects, please visit your doctor, wouldn’t be any good.

    But if the advertising regulaton is pushed more to the interests of public health and less the rights of business entity’s to do business…

    The whole advertising of medicines laws could get a good over now, at this cosmologicaly good time.

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  • Hard News: Reassure Me: cannabis,…, in reply to Dennis Frank,

    The medicinal dimension is separate, since sufferers often need precisely-targeted medication.

    I know you don't mean these sufferers could be targets for television advertising.

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  • Hard News: Reassure Me: cannabis,…, in reply to andin,

    Thanks, I get it now.

    I should have noticed the part where the word drugs is use to proxy ‘criminal’ instead of specifically talking about the biological effects* of the particular drug that the grown ups are talking about decriminalising. It’s not good for the kids to be bullshited to by school principles.

    *or affects? I'm a bit hazzy on that stuff.

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  • Hard News: Reassure Me: cannabis,…, in reply to Eediot,

    I prefer to seek the opinions of researchers and medical experts in this area. A recent article, which you can read here, by Associate Professor Giles Newton-Howes, from the University of Otago’s Department of Psychological Medicine, reinforces the evidence associating marijuana use with “psychosis, anxiety disorders, cognitive problems and addiction”. He goes on to state: “The link between cannabis and anxiety disorders is most pronounced in teenagers.”

    That’s true, and it’s the reason I liked the Californian system which makes it look like the homeless persons drug of choice, rather than something that’s going to make you the popular kid. Thats because it was, mabe still is illegal to smoke it in public. But belligerent and waisted old people do that which makes them look a bid dicky.

    And a medical use permit there, meant your addicted to the shit. Sort of like methadone but not as hardcore.

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  • Hard News: Reassure Me: cannabis,…,

    Andin and then Sacha. The man expressed some personal opinions. Don't you guys want people feeling comfortable about doing that here?

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