Posts by Steve Curtis

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  • Hard News: Body image and the media,

    Nice to see the 'natural' photo surrounded by teasers of stories of everyday life.
    Like ..Devil in Prada, Diana Wintour turns 60
    and.. Ray Martin, how he overcome poverty to become a TV star.
    Must have been the sexagenerian issue

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Stop! In the Name of Love!!,

    The Sydney Opera House is not a wharf. It was a headland, which previously contained a tram barn.
    But this makes my point, they started from a cultural centre, which they needed and found a suitable site.
    Here we have a wharf , one of many, and the reason there is no earth shattering design is ... because well it has no real use.
    We played this game about iconic architecture over the Wynyard point, actually another wharf, which the public has access to, but the ideas seem to date from the Il Duce period of Italy.
    And that seems to be the 'world' some say we should belong to. No thanks

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Stop! In the Name of Love!!,

    There is no great mass of people thronging to get to the end of Queens Wharf.
    It was an ill conceived idea to use the area for a party central in the first place , lets not turn a bad idea into a massive mistake by throwing more money at it.
    A wharf is a wharf.
    Name one other city that lets a finger wharf define who they are!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dear John,

    Just to remind a few people, 9 years ago Jenny Shipley was ...still, the new face of National.
    There was a while to go before Bill English made his entrance on the Beehives Got Talent show.

    But dont you think its a bit strange that Joyce is being lauded ... so soon,as the the new John Key.
    Once the Key children are on to University, I think the boy wonder will move on to fresh pastures

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Safer Communities Together,

    While on about silly George, heres a takedown about silly Jim

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0704/S00001.htm
    "So simplistic, it's silly" is how Dr Auer describes the statement by NIWA climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger that "As climate warming occurs, the atmosphere can hold more moisture and therefore more rain falls and therefore what we have thought of under past climate data as one-in-100 or more reduces."

    “While qualified climate scientists will cringe at Jim Salinger’s nonsensical interpretation, ordinary New Zealanders affected by adverse natural weather events should rise up and demand that administration of all climate matters should return to its traditional home, MetService,” said Dr Auer.

    There has been longstanding clashes between the weather people and the climate people over' the Science'.
    Same thing happened over the Atlantic Hurricane season.. and the weather people won , since you dont hear anymore about global warming bringing more hurricanes... since it hasnt.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Manufacturing Dissent,

    Look up the 1993 thats right 1993 Criminal Justice Amendment Act. s39

    The 2002 legislation only changed some details of the existing laws bought in by National. The reason, so they wouldnt spend a cent on new prisons.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Manufacturing Dissent,

    Coming up is a new variation of the parole laws that National introduced in the early 90s when they allowed one third of a sentence to be served before you were eligible for parole.
    I reckon they will go for 25% this time.

    Trouble is how do they sell it to their hardline base.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Save the King's Arms,

    First the Citrats zoned areas like around the KA commercial/industrial so the speculators could make money from changing the area from residential. 1960s
    Then they allowed residential blocks that are allowed to ignore usual residential zoning so the speculators can make money turning the area residential again.2000s
    Note the noise rules are less restrictive for houses in commercial zones.
    Fail- Fail all round

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rodney on the Road,

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

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 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 • 227 posts Report Reply

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