Posts by Steve Barnes

  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to BenWilson,

    And just as you can’t really judge how close stars are to each other by their apparent clustering to the naked eye,

    I suppose you could call that the Z axis which in the case of what we are discussing would be the change over time (as distance over astronomical distances equates to time) unless, that is, you wanted to use time as the fourth dimension in which case I suppose your concept could indicate a spiritual element which means... erm... Oh... is that the time? gosh. I really should be asleep by now.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

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  • Speaker: A Slight Diversion from…, in reply to Paul Brown,

    I have thought about a book in a gonzo style of journalism.

    Hunter S. is still one of my heroes, I had my first beating from a stranger with Hell’s Angels in my pocket, not really sure if that means anything but hey…
    I feel our paths may have crossed along the way…
    My experience with ferro cement was kinda second hand. Back in '76 I was building fibreglass 22 foot Bermuda rigged keelers for a while for a company in SE London when a guy came to the yard and asked the boss if he could build a 45 foot ferro sloop there, boss said yeah and took the rent. After the guy had got all the steel tied up, he used welded metal frames with 5mm round with 5x50 mesh with 12mm chicken wire over if I remember right. Anyway, he got to the stage just before plastering when the Council guy turned up and said we didn’t have permission to build boats at the yard, just to store them. He was gutted, had to move the thing elsewhere. I doubt if he managed to move it without wrecking the damned thing and I never heard about it cos my job went down the gurgler too. So, needless to say, Councils don’t rank well in my scheme of things.

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  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to BenWilson,

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    It would be interesting, since they collect the data, for them to report not just the two aggregated dimensions relative to you, but also the magnitude of your distance in all the dimensions (a single number) to the main parties

    Not quite sure where you were going with that but how about they make a graph of how society changes over time?.
    Everybody’s perspective changes over time, growing up, growing old. Some say that people get more Right wing as the get older, could be the ebbing of the optimism of youth, becoming more aware of risk. My Mother went from hard line Communist/international socialist to National conservative White supremacist over her life, me, on the other hand l make Gandhi look like Thatcher and people still despise me.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    You should check out her poetry, cos a poet she is. Even when she is speaking her sentences scan and her words form to whirlpools inwhich you could drown...

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    On a brighter note...
    Lovin' this...

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Paul Williams,

    Race relations in Australia is distressing.

    Can we call that "Understatement of the Year"?
    Just finished watching Pliger's Utopia Doco. on Maori TV
    I now know even more things I wish I didn't.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    I hope he’s not thinking he can use the magical super-legal powers of the ‘minister for the Canterbury recovery’ to step outside reality and launch the masterplan to morph Chch into Planet Key … :)

    Thinking? Nah, planning. Remember, there are no toilets on planet Key so no need for poor people to clean them, trouble is, if you can't poo you just end up full of shit but that is de rigueur on planet Key.

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  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to Paul Williams,

    I’m a more than a little Catholic on these matters; he who is without sin etc.

    To which sin do you refer? Greed, Averace, Guutony, Sloth, wrath?, I could go the full seven but.... National can hardly claim to be worthy of casting a school play let alone stones.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Apparently JK is going to insert CERA into his Office. I hope he now understands the difference between himself and his Office.

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