the Mandelbrot brotherhood...
Also, ferns are compound leaves that have alternate leaflets
I'm with you Bart!
The 'cheesey' things they purport to be 'ferns' look more like combs or tombstones/surfboards...
Hope ACC is all set up for the consequences...
So why are they acting like dicks?
I find the use of “Police” as a singular noun in this release disturbing.
As if it was written by a machine/algorithm or some collective - a Borg?
even their empowering legislation calls them 'the New Zealand Police' or 'the Police' most of the time ...
and states that:
Police means the instrument of the Crown continued in existence by section 7(1)
7 New Zealand Police
(1) There continues to be an instrument of the Crown known as the New Zealand Police.
(2) The New Zealand Police is the same organisation as that—
(a) established as the Police Force under the Police Force Act 1886; and
(b) continued in existence as the Police Force under the Police Force Act 1908, the Police Force Act 1913, and the Police Force Act 1947; and
(c) continued in existence as the New Zealand Police under the Police Act 1958; and
(d) existing immediately before the commencement of this Act.
But then they did have their 'Force' forcibly removed in 1958!
I suspect their concept of themselves has diminished with the various enabling Acts' titles:
1846 the Armed Constabulary Ordinance
1867 the New Zealand Armed Constabulary Act
(with a short lived Provincial Police Force Act in there somewhere)
1886-1947 The Police Force Act (which also separated the militia out)
1958 The Police Act - the Force is no longer with them...
2008 The Policing Act - Now they're just a verb!
let's not forget this :
This Act is based on the following principles:
(a) principled, effective, and efficient policing services are a cornerstone of a free and democratic society under the rule of law:
(b) effective policing relies on a wide measure of public support and confidence:
(c) policing services are provided under a national framework but also have a local community focus:
(d) policing services are provided in a manner that respects human rights:
(e) policing services are provided independently and impartially:
(f) in providing policing services every Police employee is required to act professionally, ethically, and with integrity.
and they could uphold:
10 Roles of others acknowledged
(1) It is acknowledged that important and valuable roles in the performance of the functions of the Police are played by—
(a) public agencies or bodies (for example, certain departments of State, and local authorities); and
(b) the holders of certain statutory offices (for example, Māori wardens); and
(c) parts of the private sector (for example, the private security industry).
(2) It is also acknowledged that it is often appropriate, or necessary, for the Police to perform some of its functions in co-operation with individual citizens, or agencies or bodies other than the Police.
and to be honest I can't quite grasp what this is saying in relation to 'powers':
Effect of sections 8 to 10
Nothing in sections 8 to 10—
(a) imposes particular duties on, or gives particular powers to, the Police, the Commissioner, any Police employee, or the Minister; or
(b) affects the powers, functions, or duties of any agency other than the Police, or any person who is not the Commissioner, a Police employee, or the Minister.
Maxfield Parrish’s illustration for A Hill Prayer
Now the whole granulated silver gelatin otherworldliness of that puts me in mind of the fine work of Hannes Bok and Virgil Finlay a coupla decades on in the ‘pulps’…
… a Golden era indeed, we have transmuted through the Iron age and I fear the Leaden age is upon us – though not without some gems on view…
…which reminds me (a memo from the front brain) :
Artists Maryrose Crook and Wilhelmus Ruifrok join forces in an exhibition that explores themes of memory, nostalgia and references history and the environment at a newly established art gallery in Lyttelton.
50 Works Gallery will open with its first exhibition on 28 November 2015 at 50 London Street, Lyttelton, Chchch.
I think Parrish was probably a few more notches along the fantasy spectrum?
NZ probably wasn't ready for androgyny back then either :- )
- but Parrish did other stuff too.
It's more the colours, compositions and I guess the print processes of the time (rotogravure, lithography, silk screen, etc) were sympathetic to his vision - modern print just can't seem to lay colour down the same way and the most of the inks are no longer made or used.
We live in a murky watered down world nowadays by comparison...
He puts me in mind of Maxfield Parrish and Dali…
Great to see Warren Feeney helping to bring these cultural gems to light in this the International Year of Light!
There are a few people around selling crappy colour laser prints off the back of your work
There’s lot of it about, I was disappointed to find all those little stalls selling books and prints along the Seine in Paris are mostly colour lasers or dodgy reprints.
Why would you think that? It’s never been their history...
But it is their brief is to improve things (ostensibly), sitting on their hands doesn't do that...
Richie McCaw needs a new job!
He'll be there, at the breakdown of society
going for it - a Crusader on a mission...
in theory they are 'primed' to help make this the safest country.
Committed, principled and respectful - they say so themselves...
Principles of New Zealand Police
Principled, effective and efficient policing services as a cornerstone of a free and democratic society under the rule of law
Effective policing relies on a wide measure of public support and confidence
Policing services are provided under a national framework but also have a local, community focus
Policing services are provided in a manner that respects human rights
Policing services are provided independently and impartially
In providing policing services, every Police employee is required to act professionally, ethically and with integrity.
Commitment of Service to the New Zealand public
Our commitment to you:
We will treat you fairly
Our staff will be competent
We will do what we say we’ll do
We aim to meet your service expectations
We will take your individual circumstances into account
Our service will be good value for your tax dollars
What we need from you:
Contact us as soon as possible – the sooner the better
Provide us with all the information that you can
Tell us straight away about any changes to your situation
Ask us if you need more information
...and frankly the more disparate eyes that parse their data, the more chance of other patterns or conclusions that can be drawn from a jealously guarded pool of information.
Within reason of course - the police must realise that anyone is corruptible, even their own, I'd have thought Jarrod Gilbert had proved his bonafides by now, and what an ally/alternative view to have on the police's side - they're fools, denying a greater good.