Posts by Rich of Observationz

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading,

    let’s make Jesus leader of the Labour party

    Nah, too cross.

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  • Hard News: Prague,

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    Also, my memory of the Czech Republic is going to a dance party on a disused Cold War airbase. The image below is of one of the stages which were in the dispersal shelters - the marks on the floor indicate the turning circle of an Su-22.

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  • Hard News: Prague,

    My Czech friend talked about them – there are quite a few Slovaks living in Prague (both nations being in the EU, they have full rights of residence in each others countries). I get the impression it’s like NZers and Australians – they’re perfectly fine people, but they prefer to have their own states. (Czechoslovakia was a fairly artificial creation anyway, based I think in a post-WW1 idea that countries of a certain size would be more stable and able to defend themselves).

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Idiot Savant,

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    My edition of the "Penguin History of the United States" has in the section discussing Mormon beliefs the footnote: "I am not making this up".

    The reason there are so many Mormons in NZ is that they consider the Polynesian peoples to be a lost tribe of Israel, or something like that.

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    You use a hereditary dentist?

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    To my mind Little's first failure is not to have stated that: "I will not be ranking the frontbench. They are all the best people for the job and I have full confidence in them, so will not be assisting the pundits with a scoresheet"

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  • Hard News: News from home ...,

    to scrap CGT is just stupid

    Yeah, well obviously it's a logical culmination of all the work of the union movement that I pay 33% tax on money I earn by working, and a big fat 0% on money I make just by owning a house.

    I must be missing something.

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Hebe,

    Many hundreds of houses in Ilam/Fendalton are demolitions.

    Yes, but there are thousands of houses that are not.

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Steve Curtis,

    No, they allow more than that, especially for those with Koru club access. As it says on the link, you can turn up with no documentation beyond some form of ID, go through security to the Koru lounge and check in on a machine or at the counter. I used to do it all the time when I flew a lot and had airpoints status.

    It's standard practice, which suggests that it was decided that any kind of booking equates to a boarding pass.

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