Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Hard News: "OK Boomer" wins Public…,

    The Guardian explains "gammon" here and here

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    "woke" as an insult

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  • Hard News: The Cannabis Legalisation and…,

    So I can grow my own in my old age, but can I buy seeds?

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  • Speaker: Catalonia, interrupted,

    I feel there’s a rule of thumb this sort of constitutional change requires a super-majority, say a 2/3 majority, otherwise the results are chaos and recriminations (for a great modern example the ongoing brexit clusterfuck)

    (which doesn't excuse the Spanish government's overreach)

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  • Speaker: Drug History: What happened…,

    In 1980 I bought a small cottage in Waitati north of Dunedin, summer was amazing, the vege garden turned out to be full of “self seeded” poppies, one morning they were all gone ….

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  • Hard News: Music: Some deep belief,

    I saw the movie last night, there's a scene where they explain that he's tried a different drug now and it's worked ... they didn't go into details, but it wasn't just "you're cured".

    The movie was great, not some airbrushed hagiography, but also not a tell all assassination - something in between warts and all.

    It's also a bit of an homage to Dunedin, wonderfully quirky shots of everyday places made special, if you are from here you probably should go just for that

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  • Hard News: Music: Some deep belief,

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  • Hard News: Digital persuasion and the…,

    The US also has the "fairness doctrine" which essentially required the users of the public airwaves to be politically neutral, effects of that spun over into cable (because much of cable is also on satellite which is over the air)

    Sadly it was repealed by the Republicans in the late 80s

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  • Hard News: Music: The urgency of Mr Arabia,

    7 Nation Army

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  • Hard News: These things we must now change,

    How is it he's allowed to sell guns in NZ? he was jailed in the US for attempting to smuggle guns (into NZ)

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