Posts by Steve Curtis

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  • Hard News: Rodney on the Road,

    Rodney was espousing . One Plan, One rates bill, Eine volk....

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Racial’s coming home . . .…,

    There is a Hatuma lake outside Waipukurau where they dropped the W instead of the H

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Racial’s coming home . . .…,

    Maybe a World City of Literature title for W(h)anganui was aiming too high.

    Maybe a' Fashion Week' instead...oops didnt they just ban certain types of fashion?

    World City of Literature it is then.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Racial’s coming home . . .…,

    "During its 31st session, in New Zealand on June 27, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee approved a change in the entry for the remains of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

    The previous name, “Auschwitz Concentration Camp,” has been changed to “'Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945).”

    http://en.auschwitz.org.pl/m/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=470&Itemid=8

    Who would have thought.

    Maybe we make Whanganui a world heritage site or apply for a Unesco World City of Literature or something as a consolation prize for adding the 'h'

    Isnt Dunedin home of the Undie 500 the ancient Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Pehaps the Scots might want their name back

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Gotcha?,

    Seems like it all follows on from Slaters interest in a 'high profile' person who was having his dirty linen washed in public.
    Slater was bitching about getting late night calls from lawyers for the high profile person and some wag on his blog posted the name and contact details ( from whois) of his local hosting service and said leave poor Cam alone call these people instead.

    I assume he got a decent smack for the purposes of prevention( not correction) from his hosting service and Caribeean Cate obliged as a job lot of newly registered entities

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Beautiful Images,

    Am I correct in thinking you still need special glasses to see these 3D films, and the only advance is they are polarised instead of different colours.
    Deja Vue all over again!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: KidsCan comes back,

    Bronwyn, youll will find that most funders require you to stick to the letter of your application. So KC will have specifically asked for money for salaries and running costs.
    I checked online for Pelorus Trust who are a pokie trust and they more or less say in general we want to fund programmes not the support staff. They gave $10,000 to KC last year.

    This suggests KC cant hide behind its 'tagged funds' as it would have been the one asking for the limitations

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: KidsCan comes back,

    So Mr Shera is an early riser means its all OK.

    If some cant see spin in such comments as 'high protein low sugar' muesli bars ? Since they use standard branded merchandise Ive yet to see one muesli bar that isnt 25% sugar and the average is 33%

    This is very circumspect as well... 85 cents in every dollar donated by the general public during Big Night In Telethon will be 'available' for programme delivery.

    Not 'spend' or 'allocated' ' but 'available'. The spin being that 85 % of money raised by telethon will be going on their programmes.

    In virtually every metric the choice of words gives a far better impression than is actually the case

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: KidsCan comes back,

    There are so many loopholes in this that you could drive a truck through, just a few for starters..

    .. 85 cents in every dollar donated by the 'general public'.
    So all the corporate donations dont count ?
    So what was the total they are referring to from the general public.?

    and
    ...All of the wages of KidsCan staff ..
    There are wages... and salaries and commissions and so on. Come on, by being too specific they hope we dont notice

    This is quite a piece of work , designed to mislead, by an expensive spin doctor

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Let Us Spray: The Aftermath,

    Freud started out as a Marine Biologist and got distracted.
    The burning issue of the day on the Adriatic was where were the male eels testicles ??

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

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