Imagine if these t-shirts ^^ proliferated in the foreground as well…
Is this dogged persistence of memory…
not so much the activity of the reptilian back brain
as machinations of our mammalian cerebral corgitext perhaps? …
arfy-types as archetypes?
Elizabeth Knox’s Wake a lot (sci-fi/horror set near Nelson).
Her Dreamhunter duet is in similar geography - but wider...
And just because it’s not all animal-faces.
Part of me so-o-o-o wants that tiger in fluoro on black velvet...
<flashback: the poster shop in Chancery Lane Chchch, late '60s>
Puts me in mind of Hannah Beehre's latest stellar works!
talk about 'pining' for black velvet ...
Did someone mention flags?
Just the word gets me
and tied up in knots…
We’ll not plight our troth
to just any old cloth,
It must be tailored
and bespeak the people
and aired to show
people have bespoken
Let’s run it up a poll
to distract the masses
and chattering classes
while selling out their asses
their assets and cultures -
to carrion regardless,
they’re – vultures…
<some may call that more of a bum rap…>
Is this a reasonable claim that it’s mostly incompatible demands by the USA which are the problem
Them, and Japan who joined in our humble P4 negotiations (which started as P3) even later than the US – and I consider The US to be a ‘cuckoo-in-the-nest’ leaving their own eggs to be raised by others, in other words their usual bully behaviour. They can't conduct any deal without pork-barrelling it somehow...
(well worth a read)
The agreement being negotiated by the US-led 12-nation regional trade bloc known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has engendered much controversy. Its origins can be traced to a little-known four-party free trade agreement concluded in 2005 by New Zealand, Chile, Singapore and Brunei. It was US participation and its subsequent hegemonic role in the later negotiations of this group (collectively known as the Pacific Four or P-4) that resulted not only in an expansion of its membership but also in the setting of an agenda for what critics charge is a ‘corporate charter’.
And yet in its origins, it was not a US-conceived treaty and initially the US was not even a party to it. When negotiations on the agreement (known originally as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership) were launched on the sidelines of the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2002, it was a tripartite affair involving New Zealand, Chile and Singapore. Dubbed the Pacific Three (P-3), they would soon become the Pacific Four (P-4) when Brunei joined the negotiations in 2005.
Serco pilots a failure...*
The paltry outlay for 120 subscriptions to Private Eye (one for every MP), could have saved this country a fortune!
Who ever negotiated this PPP deal was dreaming if they thought SERCO would act differently to the way they have on virtually every other PPP contract they have milked, screwed or broken over the years...
There is no way any Government should be allowed to sell the care of its citizens into the hands of profit-driven corporations.
Care is elastic and should be delivered by those with an interest in the outcome - not the 'bottom line'.
One would hope that Labour is busy lobbying all independent parties (and concerned National MPs) for support in stopping this - one assumes the current crop of politicians are aware of how their 'legacy' may be perceived if they sell the country out to the lowest bidders...
Just to be precise Dave Snell's tv show Bogans begins this Thursday on TV2 at 9pm - a Labour of Love!
Ace of spades, definitely