Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves, in reply to bmk,

    ...those who only have a passing interest in politics.

    there's the trick converting them to
    'having a parsing interest'...
    ...though as you point out it seems
    many do so instinctively.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves, in reply to Richard Aston,

    Jones is gone , whatever

    ..and then...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    ... the job was created and then Jones was
    identified as the top prospect for it..
    So you believe what politicians say?

    Why not, it seems totally credible that the National mindset might have 'Jones-shaped' receptors...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Disability, identity and the internet,

    The Press misses a chance to champion disabled people's rights:
    In a story all about the CDHB (Canterbury District Health Board) submission on the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill.
    One councillor (part-time clown Aaron Keown) was all for stickers for earthquake prone buildings while largely ignoring the more sensible focus of councillor Jo Kane's disagreement..

    "..with the bill's proposal to remove the requirement for building owners to improve access for people with disabilities while strengthening work was being carried out - a proposal the CDHB submission said was "inconsistent with the Humans Rights Act".
    "What a cop-out for the whole of New Zealand. Of course it's always about money, but it should be about people,"

    Mea culpa - I confess I missed that aspect on first reading, I was more pissed off at Keown's usual counter-productive publicity seeking subversion of process - thanks to the anonymous 'Analyst' commenter for jumping on it roundly)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves,

    Clayton Cosgrove said: "I am gutted he's going. He will leave a massive hole in our movement because he had such an appeal,''
    ...
    "It definitely takes away one of our big hitters. Shane was like a ballistic cannon when he fired. When you lose anybody that's a talented bloke ... it would be like losing Richie McCaw from the Crusaders. It makes your job a bit tougher.''

    The ongoing bromance - but at least Richie is a team player...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sorting out our thinking on drugs,

    vape products

    Not just for aromatherapy then?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: All of these things are…, in reply to DeepRed,

    Somehow I doubt ACT is returning to its ‘classical liberal’ roots

    Politico-speech for either baldness
    or not dyeing their hair?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sorting out our thinking on drugs, in reply to Sacha,

    Inflammation? I’d love to know more about that. References anyone?

    Prostaglandin
    and
    JWH 133
    might help...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sorting out our thinking on drugs,

    “They play a role in regulating appetite, nausea, mood, pain and inflammation.”

    Maybe these substances are also akin to a computer virus like Stuxnet, in that they take over control systems then flood them with bad information, and can turn them on and off at random or leave them spasming with mixed signals… of which pleasure may be one.

    I am not a virus,
    I am a free radical….

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sorting out our thinking on drugs,

    Jon W Huffman

    I know it is venturing into Paul Henry name-calling territory,
    but isn't that a fine example of Nominative Determinism...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6899 posts Report Reply

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