Posts by steven crawford

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Simon Armstrong,

    What is the plan for the legality of tobacco in future?

    Plain packaging.

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  • Access: The long road to real space,

    Yes, this is another common mistake: every ASD person is good at maths.

    And yes yes plus. Getting into making assumptions about how ASD people operate isn't something I'm equiped, educational wise, well to do.

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  • Speaker: Cannabis: make it legal but…,

    Here’s something colourful. Lion has acquired Havana Coffee Works. I also notice Lion New Zealand also owns Hopt Soda, which is low in sugar.

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  • Speaker: Cannabis: make it legal but…,

    Again, the DHB makes a public health statement about alcohol harm:

    "Alcohol is not an ordinary commodity. It is an intoxicant, toxin, and addictive psychotropic drug,” the DHB concludes. “Alcohol has been normalised and largely accepted by society, and causes more harm than any other drug in society.

    “Harm from alcohol is not limited to those with alcohol addiction and dependence, but affects even those that drink low to moderate amounts."

    And an industry that produces it for its own profit responds in the same way it always has.

    "I think the focus needs to be far more on the people who are consuming to excess, rather than the population as a whole . . . the big picture is that consumption of alcohol in New Zealand is not rising.

    “Some people have problems. But the answer to that issue is not by imposing costs on everyone else . . . what you have got from the likes of anti-alcohol groups is a formulaic response based on tobacco."

    The Auckland DHB isn’t an anti-alcohol group as such, yet that big alcohol spokes person just used that ‘formulaic response’ to try to undermine the seriousness of they’re message, and trivialise any public concern.

    That power of persuasion, is something big business can buy. So regulations around advertising dope please! It’s not, like alcohol, an essential part of our personal and national identities. It’s still just going to be dope. But like Russell Brown said, it would be better to check its got no pesticides and mould. Treat it like any other pharmaceutical if it's at a retail counter.

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  • Hard News: Another year on earth,

    Thanks for running this Public Address project Russell. Its helped me learn how to read and write with confidence, among other life changing things.

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  • Hard News: WOTY: The Kindness Scandal,

    OH, sorry Sacha, I'm definitely stopping this now. Kindness...

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  • Hard News: WOTY: The Kindness Scandal, in reply to Neil,

    None of the staff though would have any idea of all this argument over TERF and would just go fuck off with that nonsense.

    Thats reassuring.

    And to conclude.

    The TERF is an oxymoron.

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  • Hard News: WOTY: The Kindness Scandal, in reply to FletcherB,

    And what does that word mean?

    Well, its not in the oxford dictionary yet.

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  • Hard News: WOTY: The Kindness Scandal, in reply to Neil,

    I’m not sure how classifying some women feminists as not being feminists is going to protect trans woman from violence – which is carried out by men.

    You are correct, but it's not going to isolate transgender people further. Trans women are subjected to prison rape in this country. So maybe, is it reasonable to say that excluding trans women from say womens prisons under the feminist banner might be a little bit sick?

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  • Hard News: WOTY: The Kindness Scandal,

    This thread topic is about words. TERF was nominated here as a word, not an acronym.

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