Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald,

    someone to watch over me...

    A modicum of personal collateral damage aside,
    mass surveillance works very well.

    one step, two step, three step...

    Australians have been warned that their freedoms might have to be restricted for the sake of national security, as the government prepares to introduce counter-terrorism laws to crack down on Australians fighting for militant or terrorist groups.
    In a speech to the Parliament on Monday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the "delicate balance" between freedom and security would have to shift for some time in light of the heightened terror risk.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    fortification and mortifiction...

    Actually, this place is about the only one.
    Copper lined rooms with datalocks

    Oh great!
    Now it's on my permanent search record, that I looked up info about a highly classified defence base - bugger!
    I walked right into into that Faraday Cage.!

    ... or did you mean there was a blue halo of policemen at the edges?

    I wonder if a tress-passer
    could turn a datalock
    into a comb over?

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to tussock,

    a very large population of old folk who believe very strongly in manners and shit, and they all vote.

    do we know the make-up of the million that didn't vote?
    or are they all shambling across the desert road plateau, looking for 'brainzzz'...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    rust never sleeps...

    the rancid carcass of Blair’s legacy

    Who knew he had a Subaru,
    I'd have thought Landrover at least...
    ...oops that's owned by Jaguar, which is
    owned by Tata Motors in India...

    oh well, dreams of Empire...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Alfie,

    Right as rain...

    ...overflowing water tanks

    I'd be hanging on to that surplus water, John and the Boys will be wanting to privatise or charge for that quick smart (except the free dairy irrigation water of course).
    It'll cost an RMA and a leg in the future...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Election 2014: The Special…, in reply to tussock,

    Our system is superb.

    Thanks, that's good to know...

    But is there a historic count on how often this scenario happens

    so you get caught when they compare the books

    and will the figure this year be publicised do you think?

    I for one would be interested to know...

    also the usual figures on Invalid and No Confidence votes?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    Johnny Alpha...
    But there are the odd ambitious 'Dominant Males' about who can work the angles on a scam, who'd be smart enough to check the variables.

    people are strange...

    Just because it seems unlikely, foolhardy, unwieldy and doomed - doesn't mean someone isn't trying it on, or even getting away with it...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Reap, then pillage…

    Who should benefit from advances gained by our ancestors, our forefathers, our family?.

    You’ve not been paying attention Steve…
    The Nice Mr Key© has told you before, that it’s ‘Mum & Dad investors’ who should benefit, them and other fey rich white people…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Election 2014: The Special…, in reply to Kevin McCready,

    They open it, fiddle around with the papers and seal it up again with cellotape.

    I reckon Chchch would have had a few voter ID cards go to dead addresses...
    ...someone who wanted to game such a system, might well consider it worth the risk.
    An let's face it, National has raised 'gaming the system' to almost a national sport level.

    <still the only explanation I can see for Chchch Central>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Bluebells…

    Ring out through the land.
    To whom do they a-peel?
    And at what toll?

    [edited]

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4882 posts Report Reply

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