Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Digging in New York, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ... vintage (pre-internet) swinger mags.
    People had a lot more hair in the old days …

    Postmodern Prehirsutery?
    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair
    ...
    I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
    Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
    Oily, greasy, fleecy
    Shining, gleaming, streaming
    Flaxen, waxen
    Knotted, polka-dotted
    Twisted, beaded, braided
    Powdered, flowered, and confettied
    Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!
    ...
    Down to here
    Down to there
    Down to where
    It stops by itself

    source: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/hair/hair.htm

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How the years flew by ...,

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    Reposting a pic placed by Dan Salmon in regard to deregulation, on the Uber thread.

    I'm just wondering how many Air BnBs (and similar) are listed in Auckland these days - each one of those (or many at least) takes a family footprint out of the housing equation - apparently they are contributing to the killing of cities like New Orleans, Venice, Barcelona, Paris etc as far as local occupation goes...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How the years flew by ...,

    Smoke and mirrors…?

    CGT

    I still can’t see that without thinking ’Computer Generated Tax’.
    Therefore ‘SFX’ would be ’Special For-Ex’ - Mr Key’s speciality…

    I did see a nice new BMW the other day with the numberplate ‘GFC…’
    how they must laugh, those Big-money Johnnies…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to izogi,

    It needs to be clearly expressed in about 10 words.
    Preferably as a haiku.

    Foreign trust lawyer
    advised by Key to lobby
    McLay, no action.

    lets see him crawl out of that glasshopper...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver, in reply to Ritchie Sims,

    The additional insurance cost goes to making Uber driving rather less viable as a little earner for just a few hours a week.

    ..and what about ACC payments?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Geography and housing options,

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    Maybe this poster fits in here - for Chchch folk who might want to mark the 6th year of Ecan being a Government-run organisation.
    This Saturday April 30, Noon, Cathedral Square (such as it is) at the stone cairn.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver, in reply to BenWilson,

    taxing taxis…

    … all users have registered with a credit card. Also, I don’t have to carry cash....
    Done: Invoice is in the mail. Corporate users love it.

    Where is tax levied on each ride transaction (including GST)?
    Does the ‘parent’ Uber handle all these transactions – will all monies transacted on NZ rides be taxed in NZ?
    - Or is there an off-shore cash flow?

    I guess I’ll never be an uber-user as I don’t have credit cards, nor intend to…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Cui bono?, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Mate…methinks the future is the now.

    Tomorrow never comes...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Saudi sheep: Misappropriating…, in reply to Alfie,

    Yesterday RNZ broke the story about Earl Hagaman making a record $101k donation to the National Party...
    But the Nats have softened us up to the extent that most people just go ’Baaaa!’ and move on.
    - Corruption really is the new blue.

    Building 'Laughter Houses' in Niue?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Flaccid balloon, mite-ridden bees, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Why does Auckland need a Government House?

    You probably missed the memo about the coup!
    :- )
    or maybe it's a back-up one for after the Wellington earthquakes...
    :- (
    (hope not, touch wood)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6542 posts Report Reply

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