Posts by Steve Curtis

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  • Legal Beagle: Wellington Super City? Not…,

    As for the changes to the way the referendums were taken so that instead of a majority in each area, it only requires an majority overall.

    Could that be related to this in 2012:

    The bid to amalgamate the Nelson and Tasman councils has failed, based on a progress result issued at 1pm today, despite a strong level of support from Nelson city. More were against the idea in Tasman.

    Its not who votes that count, its who counts the vote- Stalin

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  • Hard News: Some reprehensible bullshit, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    They're not only great for blocking out light and noise,

    I would have thought blackout blinds are useful for doing TV interviews in the office, when they want to control the lighting.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 269 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Park Life, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    A tragedy of settler society was that it held out a promise that everyone could be a “laird” and take exclusive possession over their domain. Of course, this couldn’t work and you wound up with a tiny minority controlling much of the land.

    You have forgotten that until the inclosure of the commons in England there was more open access including use for agriculture. The lesson there was unless you have title someone with more clout will take if off you.

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  • Hard News: Park Life, in reply to Glenn Pearce,

    A pool, Parnell style but heated for year round use, would be fantastic though.

    Mt Albert has its pool, yes heated for year round use.

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  • Hard News: Park Life, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Agreed that it is a scandal that public land has a private club on it

    Not really, as the story says their lease expired. Wasnt really a private club either, as they operated as a open to public walk up golf course.

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  • Hard News: Park Life,

    Playing fields are notorious dead zones apart from Saturday.
    Not really going to be much public access for the largest component on the map, a golf driving range ( privately operated of course).
    Then there is the site marked recreation centre, another privately operated facility, of which there are many in the area. No shortage of that for some reason.
    Dont forget there still will be a 9 hole golf course, privately operated and restricted access.
    Open public acess seems to be only around the fringes. So much for using that for an excuse.
    Or maybe the existing golf course is closed at 4:30 and public allowed to use . At least it would be full open access space rather than this bantustan proposal we have shown.

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  • Hard News: Park Life,

    Seems like a very very large carpark over in the corner by the sports fields. Could that be a coincidence its near the Western Springs stadium an area losing trees (and carparking).
    While the area is almost entirely open space now with a small golf buildings and car park , it will be less open space under these proposals plus major earthworks and loss of significant trees ( again)

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Ron Davis,

    Hey. Easy on, Fair’s fair. Where’s the evidence he’s a thief?

    "Six banks have been collectively fined £2.6bn by UK and US regulators over their traders' attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates.

    HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Swiss bank UBS and US banks JP Morgan Chase, Citibank and Bank of America have all been fined."
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30016007

    Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch to save it from bankruptcy. Key was the head of Foreign exchange for ML in New York- London. Along with the Libor manipulation, the exchange rate manipulation was to benfits the banks position at the expense of counterparties.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    later emphatically denies this….

    Slater has denied quite a lot of things, denials that later turned out to be straight lies.

    Yes, his denial probably relates to 'on the phone at the time', he seems to like facebook or other instant messaging apps. Maybe even Skype ?

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    But if it was web-based email then that would depend on where the server was. I also doubt, given the very large volume of mail that does get deleted, the relevant emails would still be recoverable.

    But they seemed to be able to track down an escaped parolee in Rio de Janeiro by seizing a computer from his sisters place. The trick is to have the computer used in your possesion. Likely that Eade used a laptop with a mobile broadband account to circumvent the government records ( and the security of the network that goes with it)

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