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Hard News: Feckless Solutions

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  • Russell Brown,

    Check out our big ups from Autism Diva. Stoked.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • Daniel Barnes,

    Just catching up on yesterday's Herald this morning, only to find these gems from the purveyors of 12:12:

    Christine Rankin:"We're hoping it does (have an impact). If it doesn't, then New Zealand is lost."

    Check it: if my PR stunt fails, it means _New Zealand is lost.

    Thank you, Mrs Jellaby, for my morning comedy.

    Then we have Bob McCoskrie on his "vigil" outside the Starship:

    "If (the vigil) changes people's thoughts from "Who's going to solve the problem?" to "How am I going to solve the problem?" then that could be the tipping point."

    Ah, the "tipping point." A piece of jargon broken off of complexity theory that, through the miracle of marketing speak, invests the trivial and ineffectual act with the mysterious potential for unleashing mighty social change. Or...not!

    Auckland NZ • Since Aug 2007 • 20 posts Report

  • rodgerd,

    Well, I suppose we should be grateful that, in New Zealand, tourturing and killing kids in the name of discipline is a hobby for amateurs, despite efforts to reintroduce it in schools; in other places it's more of a professional industry.

    Angellika Arndt was just 7 years old when she died at Rice Lake Day Treatment Center in Wisconsin.

    In just one month, staff members at the facility had restrained Angellika at least 9 times.

    On the day she died, Angellika was placed in a face-down "control hold" for blowing bubbles with her milk.

    I'll be over in the corner, having a cry.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 512 posts Report

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