Media watch – Saturday

12 January 2019

MediaWatch

Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

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13 Comments

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 12, 2019

      The parents, of course; who else would be naming a baby?

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      • Corky

         /  January 12, 2019

        Yes, the ability to think laterally is vacant in this one.😄

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 12, 2019

          It was obvious that you were almost certainly being racist with absolutely no evidence, but you asked a stupid, clumsily worded question that begged for that answer. Did you think that anyone would be stupid enough to say Maori?

          Lateral thinking made the answer inevitable.I suspect that I am far better at this than you are, not that that’s saying much when I think of some of the daft things that you seem to believe without realising how improbable they are.

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    • Corky

       /  January 12, 2019

      ”We did NOT conclude that cannabis causes schizophrenia. ”

      Why then are there many pot smokers with mental health issues? People who had no issues before they started smoking? Pot may not directly cause schizophrenia,
      but any predisposition to mental instability, and pot seems to find that and bring it to the surface.

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      • Griff.

         /  January 12, 2019

        Sometimes it helps to read more

        We found 1) an #association between cannabis use and schizophrenia and 2) an #association between cannabis use and IMPROVED cognitive outcomes in individuals with psychotic disorders (not mentioned in the editorial).
        5 replies 32 retweets 101 likes

        Since the report, we now know that genetic risk for schizophrenia predicts cannabis use, shedding some light on the potential direction of the association between cannabis use and schizophrenia.

        Self medication………because it works..

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        • Corky

           /  January 12, 2019

          You are right, sometimes it does pay to read further if you have the time and interest.
          My interest in this drug and the people who use it waned years ago.

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  3. One of the effects of warming oceans.

    I guess they could move to cooler water areas.

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  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 12, 2019

    Stupid criminal; the girl selling cards that said that she had been deaf since birth and was selling the $5 cards with sign language on them as a fake fundraiser. It didn’t occur to her that she might hand one to a real deaf person who was fluent in sign language and called her bluff by using it.

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