I see Dub Dot Dash has an update on the EMI situation.
Keith et al
Many thanks for the robust discussion on this by many with an expert interest in the HES and how it can be used.
Thanks for coming by Bernard, and for recognising that criticisms are made in the spirit of debate.
All the BBC earthquake video is here.
Bonus: they finally have decent embedded Flash video instead of that RealPlayer crap.
BTW, I think my comment was a bit snarly. It wasn't meant to be - bit it isn't often that we get someone from national media defending their social authoritarian agenda in a public forum.
Oh really ...
I think I can vouch for the fact that Damian doesn't have a "social authoritarian agenda".
For an apology about being snarly that was pretty ... snarly.
That's the freakin Mayor ferchissakes! And he's willing to put it all in a letter and have it published!!
Media Matters has a frankly astonishing summary of the various whispering campaigns directed against Obama by a variety of wingnut commentators and broadcasters.
So I (discretely) asked a couple of grad students in my lab how much they bought it for - they said they wouldn't pay over $40 a point.
Maybe there's an Auckland bubble.
Who knows? Although I suspect a point is a malleable measure.
But your story does illustrate something else: you can smoke some meth of a weekend and still be a grad student. It's just that the particular combination of drug and means of administration has a regrettably high hit rate in creating addicted munters.
People have been swallowing, snorting and injecting various amhetamines for generations now. Life goes on. But methamphetamine, smoked, is just a bit too nice for some people.
aww man i hate it when i'm the only brown guy in the room :)
Cheer up. At least you're not the only one from Christchurch ...
I get a bit grumpy with the collective madness of the pundocracy but the good news is they are way out of touch with Democrat voters - 64 percent of whom want the race to continue.
On the other hand, a Pew survey on the same day found: "A majority (51%) of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters now says the undecided nomination contest is bad for the party, up from 27% in late February. "