Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…, in reply to FletcherB,

    cache register...

    Does anyone else recall the old mechanical cash register in there? ...
    I’m sure I saw it at least ten times, only visiting a few times a year?

    Ring up the changes, yet there is no accounting for the passage of time...
    Till-death us do part -

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…, in reply to Philip Bendall,

    silk slapping aeons...

    Maybe if everyone climbed down into that steep, deep hole then the grass and soil might get eroded, but could the rock crater really get destroyed???

    Give 'em an inch (or a second) and they'll take a kalpa!

    Imagine a gigantic rocky mountain at the beginning of kalpa, approximately 16 x 16 x 16 miles (dwarfing Mount Everest). You take a small piece of silk and wipe the mountain once every 100 years. According to the Buddha, the mountain will be completely depleted even before the kalpa ends.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…,

    This dormant volcano climb thing is all well and good but hardly helps the local economy...
    - How much does it cost to take the lift to the top of the SkyTower©?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Hooton’s Zombie Apocalypse,

    Key's paranoid violent riot delusions...
    The rambling excuses Key gave for not going to fulfil his pledge at Waitangi this morning on Morning Report were reminiscent of some schoolboy trying to worm their way out of some onerous duty...
    He missed the chance to show that he was still cox of his waka,
    that he had everyones best interests at heart,
    that he was the man -
    that he could afford to be magnanimous and would
    honour the bulk of the people rather than flee from the few
    fuelling his imagined violent battle scenes,
    where his staff would be subject to horrific predations,
    - even though that is arguably what they sign up for...
    predations he was admittedly willing to endure alone
    - just what is he on?
    - has he lost that much control ?
    ...and confidence

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201788483/john-key-on-his-watangi-day-no-show

    and later on his broken pledge
    listen to him make stuff on the fly to justify the unjustifiable
    and all his mad 'what if violent riot scenarios'
    - no other possibilities entertained:

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201788498/john-key-on-his-watangi-day-no-show

    the man is afraid of shadows!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sunday People, in reply to Lilith __,

    It’s how we Leguminati know each other.

    The Leguminaries...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festive and Unconflicted,

    a TT's wet dream, OTT of OT proportions...*
    a confluence of Christians - many elected Baird without knowing they were getting a proselytising wowser.

    The Sydney Morning Herald described Baird's government as "the most devout in living memory," with a concentration of powerful religious figures in its upper echelons.

    The Police Chief is apparently also fervently evangelical...
    see a detailed overview here;
    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/05/sydneys-fun-police-have-put-out-the-light-of-the-nightlife-the-citys-a-global-laughing-stock

    *That's Tee Totaller; Over The Top, and Old Testament for those initially confused...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: TPP, eh?,

    Public finance and national economic policy do seem the black arts of modern life. And in fact the experts say New Zealand is riding a wave of changing practice that is far more radical than most people understand.

    Former Canterbury University accountancy lecturer Dr Susan Newberry, now professor of accounting at Sydney University's business school, still keeps a fascinated eye on the "New Zealand experiment". And some of what she sees she finds a little alarming.

    In a paper published by Public Money and Management in January, she fingers the mythical nature of our Earthquake Recovery Commission's (EQC) Natural Disaster Fund – which she sees as part of a bigger story about how the government now freely shuffles its assets around within the national balance sheet.

    And in another heavy-hitting paper published in Critical Perspectives in Accounting last year, Newberry raised a red flag on New Zealand's financialisation of its sovereign debt.

    Does the average Kiwi know the country's balance sheet now has a derivatives exposure of $180b, she asks? That is rather a lot of those "financial weapons of mass destruction".

    source

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festive and Unconflicted,

    Fundamental as anything...
    Meanwhile across the Tassie - a new chorus of 'Advance Australia Fear' is added

    A New Zealand musician has been kicked off a popular festival's line-up, after kissing a policeman's gun during his set.
    Kody Nielson, best known for his former band The Mint Chicks with his brother Ruban, was playing under his Silicon monikor at Laneway Festival's Adelaide leg when the incident happened.
    Afterwards, the musician tweeted he had been kicked out of Laneway Festival and fined.

    What they are doing to themselves is fundamentally strait-laced - Sydney's nightlife is all but gone, even McDonald's has shifted from the inner city, Kings Cross is dead ...

    A Sydney restaurant has been questioned by NSW Police over its "unsavoury" and "antisocial" wine list.

    The restaurant, 10 William Street in Paddington, was advertising "wine by the glass" on its blackboard when NSW Police entered the small Italian-style bar on Saturday night.

    Police told the venue's manager that they were concerned the blackboard was too close to the front of the terrace-turned-candlelit bar and could encourage heavy drinking.

    see:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/76665739/restaurant-questioned-by-police-over-unsavoury-and-antisocial-wine-list

    and

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/partys-over-for-rogue-traders-20160106-gm0pge.html

    and

    http://stoneyroads.com/2015/06/sydney-could-you-please-chill-the-fuck-out-with-the-nanny-state-vibes

    So it's not just Kiwis the bullies that run Oz hate, they hate Australians too...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sunday People, in reply to Lilith __,

    Should I climb?

    Unless you bean stalked - only politicians get a rise in celery...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: TPP, eh?,

    Kali yuga continues...
    Just wondering, on this first Mondayised Waitangi Day-off (thank you Labour), whether the day the TPP was signed will also become a National holiday - marking as a it does (yet again) the day those in charge sold future generations into penury and litigation without end.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6292 posts Report Reply

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