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Public Address 29/09/08 - The Debate and Onwards

Public Address 29/09/08 - The Policeman at the Dinner Table

The Debate and Onwards | Sep 29, 2008 09:55
Russell Brown's Hard News
To be honest, I thought McCain was the better debater. He was more aggressive, more obviously scored points and occasionally disabled his opponent. On the other hand, Obama was the grown-up in the room -- he engaged with the moderator Jim Lehrer, and with McCain himself. He was self-aware. McCain,...

The Policeman at the Dinner Table | Sep 28, 2008 16:51
Russell Brown's Hard News
I personally like Peter Cresswell: he is an engaging and intelligent man. Unfortunately, he is also an objectivist libertarian, which means he will often go off on ideologically-motivated rants that enjoy all the internal consistency of your average tantrum. Case in point: his NotPC blog post from Friday,

Things that aren't true | Sep 28, 2008 11:18
Graeme Edgeler learns the lesson of history
1. Heavy objects and light objects fall at the same rate This is oft-repeated. It's a particularly ironic one – I've seen it used a number of times as an example of where common sense fails to properly explain the world. Thing is – of course – that it's not...

Life at Paremoremo Boys' High | Sep 28, 2008 08:35
David Haywood has no fixed abode
A pair of fifth formers walked down the bus queue. They asked the same question to each of the new boys: "What class did they put you in?" It didn't occur to me to lie. "3A," I replied. One of the fifth-formers grabbed me by the bottom of my shorts...

Sports and: fashion | Sep 26, 2008 12:45
Hadyn Green hates your favourite team
It's Friday and I'm starting a new tradition (heck the NZRU seem to be doing it why can't I?). Friday is going to be "Sports and…" day. So I'm starting today with Sports and fashion. Or to be more specific uniforms. I am a big fan of uniforms...


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