Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to mark taslov,

    Heir of the dogged...

    He always struck me as someone who’d strop till he drops. with no heir apparent..

    ...and life in the Thorndon 'Bauble' can't be all bad...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to mark taslov,

    ...some mention of this being Winston’s last term

    Does that mean he's petering out?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

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

    politics is way more grey than high-contrast.

    ...what, no high vis-a-vis?
    good policy makes for good polity...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: David Fisher: The OIA arms race,

    this parrot is dead!

    ...like a hole in a wall needs Pollyfilla.

    <cough> Polyfilla <cough>
    ;- )

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  • OnPoint: Why Rightwingers Should Support…, in reply to mark taslov,

    Come together...

    Why are collectables exempt?

    Probably a typo...
    I'm guessing it's a vestigial trace of Labour's Ohu collective scheme...

    In October1974, the Labour Government announced the establishment of the ohu scheme for groups of New Zealand citizens willing to set up alternative communities or settlements in rural areas. Prime Minister Kirk said that the reasons for it were mainly spiritual and social - to reconnect people to the land and to give them a chance to develop alternative social models to everyday New Zealand society.

    ...those prime rural assets must be worth a fortune now!

    ;- )

    meanwhile back in reality ...
    Accumulator bets...
    - this protection will be the work of the quietly
    all powerful art & antiques market lobby.
    The last Hurrah of the Golden Hoarders!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: There have been…,

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    While I’ve still got my ‘grump’ on…
    Some ‘parsing’ thoughts on ‘our’ seat on the UN Security Council…

    Prime Minister John Key told the UN General Assembly last year: “Sometimes you have to speak up even when it is embarrassing or inconvenient to others.

    Oh, right, you mean like the Donghua Liu allegations that Key was happy to spread around, or just calling opposing voices 'Left Wing Conspiracy Theorists' …
    I see…

    Having said that, this was truly an ‘Mfat-ic’ victory, now that they have been seen to talk up the Foreign Affairs talk – and won – they are now walking the Trade side up – in other words they gave lots of good reasons

    "We have worked very hard on the bid for close to a decade because we believe that New Zealand can make a positive difference to world affairs and provide a unique and independent voice at the world’s top table,” he (Key) said,

    (plus unquantified inducements) to be elected, but now we see the real reasons!

    Speaking after the ballot for five new non-permanent Security Council members, New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said membership would provide an opportunity to discuss trade and economic relationships with other member countries.

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    and the other real reason:
    John Key’s Legacy Bucket List:

    McLay will sit on the council but there will be occasions when McCully will take the seat and Prime Minister John Key is also expected to sit on the council at ceremonial events, including possibly next year’s General Assembly.

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    Moral (f any):
    ‘When you put the ‘I’ in tact
    it becomes tacit…’

    : – (

    PS: Just heard the weather report
    - grizzle is clearing in Chchch…
    :- )

    PPS: apologies for threadjack, I couldn’t decide which ‘political’ thread it would fit best under – so I went with the underlying ‘paying the piper’ and ‘facing the music’ theme (while probably preaching to the choir)…
    :- )

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: There have been…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    facing the music...
    But how much is the artist getting?
    any of the the 136 artists?
    or their estates?

    Great for the consumer, but it just doesn't seem fair ...
    ... do they get a say?

    ...or are they licensed to be sold for a pittance with Sony probably taking the lion's share for production of the object - sorta like the F Nun box set which cost so much to produce none of the artists saw a cent - but way worse...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: There have been…,

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    other finds included:
    Badges!
    from back when we did need steenkin’ badges
    Red Mole (Barry Linton graphic)
    Wide Mouthed Frogs (Not sure who created that graphic – I was gonna say Fane Flaws, but the Wide Mouthed Frogs were all female I think – supplying Tina Matthews and Jenny Morris for The Crocodiles… )

    Toy Love – a very restrained badge…

    and a Peter Posa record (with friends)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: There have been…,

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    See sea bed for shore...
    I'm really, really liking Blair Parkes' recent visual recordings on New Brighton beach...
    ...like this one of Beach Glass

    Check out the rest:
    - on the beach
    - birds and crabs
    - fish

    Now there's a man who should do a guest photopost here...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: There have been…, in reply to Russell Brown,

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    Orwell that ends well...
    ...it's 1984, Hakanoa Street, the Tall Dwarfs release a new EP, - Chris, as always made myriad nifty promotional cards, and Fimo badges - I think I got that one for Christmas...
    We also made The Brain That Wouldn't Die under the house, well Chris made it - with a Nun star studded cast, and me as a hunchback...

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