Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Crashing the party before it starts,

    My views on Kim Dotcom are mixed and nuanced, but I deeply like the fact that he treats my boy as a VIP.

    Careful as you go, John Banks got the same treatment (hotel upgrades, too), and when John forgot this largesse... well let's just say Mr Dotcom seems to like a little 'quid' for his 'quo'...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Making it up on smacking, in reply to Stephen Doyle,

    Worms
    Plants
    Rocks

    ...and then it's turtles all the way down, right?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Making it up on smacking,

    Pavlov's Paradise...
    The Great Kiwi Political Playbook: 1.01,
    'Prod the proles to see what condition their conditioning is in...'

    Well done Graeme, for always bringing it back to the facts, why MSM can't do that itself also eludes me, it should be a Galvanic reaction to check all facts are exactly as presented before proffering for public consumption - that used to be a self-respecting journal-of-record's point of difference.

    ...but Mr Craig's cunning ploy has worked, and here we all are relitigating the minutiae of the outcome of a piece of ill-defined, populace-pandering, scattergun legislation.
    Boscawen's attempt to leaven it with some parameters was on the right path.

    There is always a vast grey area surrounding the spectra of physical memory imprinting, especially from admonishment through to punishment
    (I'd probably take my guidelines from the animal kingdom as to the levels of correction needed for growing offspring)
    and it's in the sorting of cuffs from clips and taps from slaps and smacks, etc (there is no Newton force given is there?) that the confusion (and anger) arises.

    and the banning of Corporal punishment never really dealt with the Psychic punishments that still continued - witness the rise of bullying, hectoring, sledging, trolling, et al...

    in an ideal world no discipline of any sort would be needed...

    </dream>

    or
    and just maybe Mr Craig is being helpful to his new good buddy Mr Key, already... He seems to be a masterfully adept naive-looking real concern-troll.

    Anything going on needs some offstage misdirection - no last minute TPPA surprises or similar in the wind?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Coast to Coast, in reply to JacksonP,

    Burning Spare...

    ...the old tyre swing as
    the sun goes down.

    the afterlife, no angels
    fear to retread!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tone, in reply to Leigh Russell,

    ready rubbed piped music...

    Love this track

    the whole charming epic is side two of their
    Ogden's Nut Gone Flake album
    - jump to 19:30 in this sound only full version...
    (some classics on side one, too)

    and see the lovable likely lads themselves
    in the full 6-song saga cycle in its entirety
    from 'Colour Me Pop'...

    orbital math was never more fun

    enjoy...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Whine Festival,

    I'm assuming a whine festival
    would be just a small part of the full
    gamut of vitriolcultural pursuits...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tone, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    a puzzle for Happiness Stan!

    fennel holds moon

    What a fennellunar phantasmagoric,
    a moon-bound Foeniculum vulgare railway,
    evokes memories of Prometheus
    stealing fire from the gods,
    albeit concealed in fennel stalks*

    *though it may have been giant fennel, Ferula communis,
    a different genus…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Holiday Music: Pop TV Lives, in reply to Gabor Toth,

    brothers ex-arms...

    Here’s another Monks track

    I'm not sure about their tonsure?
    Are they shaved, or stuck on?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Climate, money and risk, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    horses for courses

    New Zealand has a responsibility to reduce our own emissions...

    Livestock reduction urgently needs a Chef d'emission...

    After beef, lamb, pig and fowl
    have been culled, and served
    will we look at ourselves?


    Seems to me that farming might need to go back to more diverse mixed cropping and husbandry models, to cover the risks of failed crops in formerly 'stable' climatic regions.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Climate, money and risk, in reply to Che Tibby,

    deliverance from evil...

    ...gently punting across the bayou.

    who needs Key Largo to get bogged down,
    when we have Key's largesse jury prevailing...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6628 posts Report Reply

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