Posts by Steve Barnes

  • Hard News: LATE: The Age of Slacktivism, in reply to Sacha,

    Somewhat tired of this old chestnut. There is nothing more real about a street than an online community.

    You really should get out more often, there's stuff out in the streets, like trees an' shit, maybe even chestnut trees.
    ;-)

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  • Hard News: Housing, hope and ideology, in reply to steven crawford,

    How about we spread the rumor that ISIS are targeting all houses valued above, say $400,000 in Auckland and Wellington?. I'm pretty sure Key would run with that.
    The other thing, of course, is that builders have too many tea breaks thus causing high house prices.

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  • Hard News: Housing, hope and ideology, in reply to Andre,

    There are no records about real foreign ownership levels because the liberal governments we've had for the last 30 years have declined to collect the data but I suspect it's over 50% of all Auckland rental property now.

    That old dogwhistle. Last figures I saw was about 10% foreign ownwership and the majority of that was Austrtalian, about 20% of that 10%, next was British then South Africans.
    Considering the majority of NZers came from British stock all those numbers are bollocks. Perhaps the question should be "why are so few houses owned by Maori?"
    Anyway, as I said in another post on another thread, the concept of owning your own home is out of kilter with most other countries and that is a large part of the problem.

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  • Hard News: Housing, hope and ideology, in reply to BenWilson,

    They are unoccupied because nobody lives there most of the time. This covers holiday homes

    Right. So here is the anwer then, more holidays. :-)

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    +100

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: An accompanied korero, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    “Hi. I’m Randy.”

    But I will satisfy myself with This Article from Wikipedia.

    then his dear friend Hendrix died, a depressed California left Spirit. He recorded Kapt. Kopter & The Fabulous Twirly Birds, which included California and Cassidy's version of Paul Simon's "Mother and Child Reunion" plus a slew of authentically Hendrix-like tracks (also featuring former Experience bassist Noel Redding, AKA 'Clit McTorius')

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: An accompanied korero, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Randy California: is that a person or a place?

    Yes :-)
    But Rand California, the person, had a unique guitar sound that just don't show its age.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: An accompanied korero,

    As its Friday and we don't have a music thread today I thought I'd post this. An album that never seems too old...
    Spirit. The twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus. featuring the late Randy California.

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues,

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    Or perhaps a compromise...
    Both.

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Maybe the new flag should have a kitten on it ...

    Or maybe a cartoon Kiwi........ Hello Kiwi.
    The merchandising could be phenomenal. Bags, lunchboxes, colouring books, pencil cases.....
    The list could be endless.

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