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HARD NEWS 22/04/03 - Drugs, Dogs, Cults, Comedians

HARD NEWS 22/04/03 - Drugs, Dogs, Cults, Comedians

Hi folks,

I trust everyone is at least a little bit rested after Easter. There's a swag of new posts online at Public Address. Read 'em all, but especially do take the time to read the story about The Fellowship at the end of the latest Hard News.




The thin end of the wedge |Apr 22, 2003 10:44
Russell Brown's Hard News

It is heartening to see Labour's Steve Chadwick, the chair of the health select committee, making positive noises about authorising medical use of marijuana - and depressing to hear United Future's Peter Dunne describing it as the "thin end of the wedge" towards softer drug laws..,


Being mid-Tasman |Apr 21, 2003 11:26
Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

In the Northern Hemisphere they have an expression, an expression that evokes the ultimate in urbanity and sophistication: mid-Atlantic. To say that someone is a mid-Atlantic person or that they have a "mid-Atlantic sensibility" is to say they have drunk deep of the two great troughs of Western culture, American ...,


Local update |Apr 19, 2003 16:21
Now playing in the Muse Lounge

Anyone who has seen local comedian Radar on stage knows he's a genius and his web site proves it. By calling it the clever monkey has potentially solved many cybersquatting problems. As someone once said, humour and common sense are the same thing moving at different speeds...,


Stop press! NZ First leader eats comfortable breakfast in Mt Eden cafe |Apr 16, 2003 19:14
Debra Daley's astral plane

This morning, when I sat down in the courtyard of a cafe on Mount Eden Road to edit yesterday's writing, who should be commanding a well-placed corner table, in an expansive hey-it's-huggedly-randsome-me kind of way, but the scourge of immigrants, Mr Winston Peters...,


It's a Dog's Life |Apr 15, 2003 19:29
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

Ever noticed that since the terrible attack on seven-year old Carolina Anderson in February, there has been a new dog attack in the news almost every day? It's as though someone's spiked NZ's supply of Pedigree Meaty Bites with P, and man's long-suffering servant is giving Bill Clinton a good ...,


Crash |Apr 15, 2003 03:34
GUEST Greg Wood in Singapore

Apart from the weekly motorbike lying in the middle of an intersection like a brave but dead horse, its rider standing over it in tears, you almost never see a crash in Singapore. In nearly three years, I've only seen four big ones: two Porsches turned into parallelograms, and two ...,

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