Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Joe Wylie,

    what the Dickinson?

    Sir Michael Cullen, who lives in Ohope...

    if only Ohope was really a thing with feathers...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5123 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Rob S,

    Wetware awareness weak...

    I intend to call all of my mates a meathead messiah
    some time in the next week.

    Be aware:
    make no mis-steak
    - this could result in speaking with a forked tongue...
    or worse, having to mince words!

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Andrew Geddis,

    Mark this moment as one for the ages … .

    a disturbance in the Force?
    immanentize the eschaton !

    ... a glitch in the Matrix!

    ... a glitch in the Matrix?


    </deja view>

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Luke Williamson,

    many hands
    make light work...

    ...lefty liberals on PA...

    I say,
    that's a naff
    super imposition!
    Sinister socialist,
    if you must,
    thank you very much!


    </mock outrage>
    ;- )

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Bart Janssen,

    but who knows
    repeating
    the same experiment
    again
    may give a different result.

    Blows against the Empirical...
    anything could happen,
    and it could be...
    ...that

    there are unknown factors at play
    new actors in collusion

    new solids in solution
    no more news idols

    ...and sometimes just
    leaving it on the bench,
    as it is, and
    going off on holiday,

    works as well...
    just as sometimes
    the penicillin is mightier
    than the sward

    Time will out...

    : - )

    </this pun is meant
    to fit the grime,
    justice time
    makes a whine>
    ;- )

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Luke Williamson,

    I’m really surprised at how negative you are Russell.

    +1

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…,

    Flight Club, the rules....

    The trespass offence has probably the strongest argument, but it is still weak, because Brownlee asked for, and received, permission to be where he was, which make his actions the antithesis of trespass.

    To do that though he had to first confront a sign saying 'Exit only' - which surely fulfils the below requirement, which you linked to...

    Trespass*
    Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $2,000 who, without reasonable excuse, enters or remains within any aerodrome or any building or area in which are operated technical facilities or services for civil aviation, when directed not to enter or not to remain by a person duly authorised by the Director in writing for that purpose, a constable, or an aviation security officer, or by notice posted by one of those persons.

    ...and doesn't the above also state that 'imprisonment of (up to) 3 months' is a possibility for at least one Civil Aviation offence
    - I suspect John Armstrong and the APN subbery have allowed a transposition of numbers - ie $3000 fine and 2 months prison in stead of the correct 3 months imprisonment and $2000 fine...
    - which doesn't surprise me in the least.
    Fairfax ain't much better - in an article on grammar and style a coupla weeks back the SST bemoaned the 'rules' about 'split infinities', yesterday they were talking about 'toanga' instead of 'taonga' - how we laughed....

    *<edit: all a moot point I guess, as, as you say 'he wasn’t actually charged under that section.'>

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to JacksonP,

    splitting heirs...

    ...there's a fraction too much faction...
    Opportunity lost.

    Crisis! What crisis?

    in a world built on chance
    let's give him one...

    I don't think they've let their magic tortoise go yet...
    :- )

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  • Hard News: News from home ...,

    Nothing without Labour...
    Seems to me that Andrew Little is 'old school Labour' - and that's not a bad thing - I'm thinking that the party members and voters - heck, society in general - is what has changed...
    I vote we give him a chance to settle in, take stock and start implementing his vision before prematurely pronouncing the death of Labour - as with any experimental medicine the new solution has been mixed, we must now wait to see how it tests in various real world situations - and not presuppose its efficacy or outcome based on personal preconceptions or biases.
    I fear that a breakaway group of disillusioned Labourites would dilute any chance of creating a viable and coherent opposition, let alone a government at the next election.
    National seems to have a charmed life as far as getting away with heinous gaffes and misdirections, that can't last forever, there will be a watershed moment (or we will be living in a seriously f**ked up world)...

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  • Speaker: David Fisher: The OIA arms race, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    A swift departure announcement like that always has me suspicious of National pulling the strings to kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

    +1

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