Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…,

    Those Aussies have our number...

    H/T Raymond McH

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    RIP Stella Bella Boo

    wolf flow
    gotta bone
    gonna go and go
    got dog-weary
    doggone it
    dog gone
    doggedly
    gone upnorth
    serious dog star
    Stella
    Stella!!
    Sirius Dog Star
    stellar…
    bright
    every night
    at the heels
    of Orion
    look up
    look up
    hunt away


    apologies for the humble
    and inadequate doggerel
    offered to leaven your loss…
    and pass on a path forward.

    Stella was my mum’s name , too

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    If the little people are women, they might. …it’s the first time a woman has stood for president. That’s actually quite a big deal.

    True, but I don’t know that having a Black President has advanced the lot of the AfroAmerican cause that much at all – if anything it has now become open season on their menfolk by Law Enforcers.
    I don’t see Clinton offering much more than ‘hope’, which is free to give and take and crushable – as Obama has shown.
    I think they’re all all about the base-line.

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to nzlemming,

    the lesser of two weevils, espcially if the other weevil is Jeb Bush. But we digress..

    yes, plenty of time for that - 19 months and an obscene amount of money spent on confetti guns and gala dinners, to go...

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  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…, in reply to Dylan Reeve,

    it’s the one that currently works.

    I read Russell’s comment as meaning more: ‘it’s the one that is currently in use’ - rather than ‘works’… that seems to be a subjective view.

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live,

    Speaking of Champions - I can't see how the American people will buy Hillary Clinton as a 'Champion' of the little people, more fools if they do!

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to izogi,

    Does Campbell Live really hold the government to account, though?
    Doesn’t doing so require obtaining explanations from authorities?

    A big part of the 'holding to account' process is getting information air-time, and effecting a change (whether anyone fronts to explain or not) - arguably the 'Zero Hours' back down has been massively aided by Campbell's championing of the fight - and now Woodhouse has said they'll amend the legislation - looks and smells like being held accountable to me (even if they are just driven by fear of missing out)

    - it will also be interesting to watch Simon Bridges try to wriggle out of offering to double-lane a Northland bridge the NZTA had advised his office prior to the blatant bribe being made that it could not be double-laned!

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to izogi,

    what counts as ‘media’.

    are tattoos media?

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  • Legal Beagle: Somewhere* it's National…, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    also available through UBS.

    Gee that's where I got all my 'Underground Comix' back in the day in Chchch (and the other Uni towns) - there and Resistance and sometimes at Printed Matter Bookshop in Plimmer's Emporium (wgton) - sadly rising damp and mould in the garage they were stored in rendered them all into colourful (and possibly still illegal) top soil.

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  • Legal Beagle: Somewhere* it's National…, in reply to Pete Sime,

    Tome it may concern...

    But it was a hoarder’s mentality. I was asking what if someone needs these books? instead of are they being used?

    Ta for that Pete - and I do confess to being a default 'book orphanage' / hoarder - something that has been useful to various folk in this parish, often with books that not many others would have found useful,
    But I feel that most library users are shelf browsers, the mysteries extant in 'The Stack' will ever remain thus and sadly then be seen as not 'used' - much the same as many 'collections' (of both books and papers) where one can never easily find out what is in there, but can't browse and must know a specific item to ask for - which to my way of thinking hobbles the whole process of retrieval or potential use.

    I also have a problem with the Library of Congress classification system as it seems to be down to the whim of individual librarians as to what goes where - at the CPIT library I can find books on Yoga in health and fitness/medicine areas, philosophy, and I think anthropology and recreation - I find this confusing and irritating - though I can see why they may have made those choices, they are not clear cut or intuitive (well to me).

    We need a Tardis for a library!

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