Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • OnPoint: 3 News Exclusive Investigation…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    special investigative newsflashes ...

    nice one...
    shame the 'Brolleywood' graphic one
    got culled from the options...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4666 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Spotted, in reply to JacksonP,

    a new perspective...

    As a former picture framer, it’s
    not art unless you can frame it.
    I love unframed canvases.
    But I couldn’t eat a whole one.

    Dunno why but this conjures up
    thoughts of picture farmers...

    a brush with life
    a hoedown still
    rich soil paintings
    laid on with a trowel
    colour watered rows
    dry point graven

    or is that just too
    gouache for words?

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  • Hard News: Presentation and Reality,

    Present and real...
    Watch YU55 fly by live at SLOOH or live from Keck Observatory in about 40 minutes (it's 2.18pm now)...
    I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the PACWAV 11 tsunami exercise is on tomorrow as is the FCC's Emergency Broadcast test which will usurp control of all US media...
    }}: - /

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4666 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Spotted,

    Art
    Discuss.

    art, ick, u late...

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  • Cracker: Spotted,

    it's a no braner...

    The Universe, is it really big?.

    6 walls, no corners...
    no up, no down
    just all around
    stray from the light
    a bang in the night
    no place for mortals
    windows or portals
    comical chemistry
    fielding mysteries
    ...words waiting coiners

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4666 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Presentation and Reality, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Trouble clef... over the Middle C at the Gee-Gees

    I have never seen anything like the current cult of Key
    in any modern democracy anywhere.

    Here is our own Berlusconi amongst his betters at the
    Christchurch Cup Day yesterday :

    "You've got a wife!" one of the men at the races reminded National leader John Key as he disappeared under yet another flutter of fascinators.
    "I know," Mr Key called back. "And I can't afford a divorce."...
    In general, the men had no show. They couldn't get through the women.
    "I'm next with Justin Bieber," one said as she waited her turn for a photo....
    Afterwards Mr Key laughed when it was pointed out he was quite a hit with the women. He may have even looked a little smug, despite his protestations that Phil Goff was wrong to describe him as such.
    "That's nice. Right-wing parties don't normally do so well with females so it's good we're holding our own."

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4666 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: 3 News Exclusive Investigation…, in reply to merc,

    Et tu Brute...
    Friends, Remuerans and Countrymen lend me your arse...

    Yeah, strange Rodney doesn’t come up, him threatening
    Hamilton Council and all and being Minister for Local Govt.

    Though I am hoping he will lay the law down, on the same grounds,
    to The Chchch City Council as well, when he says Hamilton:

    "Should progress in addressing Audit NZ's recommendations be insufficient, the Government will look at a review process that could lead to the appointment of commissioners.
    It is crucial for local democracy that ratepayers have confidence in their councils. For that to happen, councils must have the right governance structures and delegations. Councils must maintain transparent and robust decision-making processes and act in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 and other laws."

    Especially as Tony Marryatt (seemingly Redman's Svengali) and other powers at the CCC seem to want to continue doing things behind closed doors and they now want to raise unapproved discretionary spending from $500,000 to $5 million!!
    Hamilton's V8 (and Caudelands) fiascos should be a salutary lesson in not letting this happen - if Hide could rein that in before shuffling off the political stage he might redeem himself somewhat - but with only 18 days to go it seems unlikely.

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  • OnPoint: 3 News Exclusive Investigation…, in reply to merc,

    Minority rapport...

    Stuff does precognition, Key-edging-toward-symbolic-ACT-cuppa

    Ahah! So that's what ACT is an acronym for - A Cuppa Tea...
    Beige stirrers laced with dangerous sweeteners that sit in saucers!

    Love that photo, with the linked article, of Key
    wrestling with Rodney Hide!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4666 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Why Auckland, and New Zealand,…, in reply to peterpeasant,

    sining the Magma Crater...

    Just hope those Auckland volcanoes do not respond to seismic activity as people cross the harbour, over or below the surface.

    ...or from the drilling of all those tunnels through the dormant (extinct?) cone field of greater Auckland.
    :- )

    What the frack...
    Interesting to note that Oklahoma is experiencing an increase in increasingly larger earthquakes in light of this article...

    and this piece in the Huffington Post:

    Arkansas also has seen a big increase in earthquake activity, which residents have blamed on injection wells. Natural gas companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, use fluid to break apart shale and rock to release natural gas. Injection wells then dispose of the fluid by injecting it back into the ground.
    There are 181 injection wells in the Oklahoma county where most of the weekend earthquakes happened, said Matt Skinner, spokesman for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which oversees oil and gas production in the state and intrastate transportation pipelines.
    But natural gas companies claim there is no proof of a connection between injection wells and earthquakes, and a study released earlier this year by an Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist seems to back that up. It found most of the state's seismic activity didn't appear to be tied to the wells, although more investigation was needed.

    Interested folk in North Canterbury can catch GASLAND
    - a US based Fracking documentary by Josh Fox
    on the following days this month:
    14/11/2011, 7.30pm, Oxford Oxford Club 160 High Street.
    17/11/2011, 7.30pm, Rangiora John Knox Centre, Stewart Rm,
    Cnr High & King Sts.
    22/11/2011, 7.30pm, Kaiapoi Kaiapoi Club 113 Raven Quay
    - Old restaurant
    gold coin/koha entry
    organised by local Green Party candidate John Kelcher

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4666 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Walking upright again, in reply to Just thinking,

    iSee, iSore, iRemember...

    I’ve been looking at Google Maps Street View with misty eyes of recent.

    Good to know it hasn't been updated yet, I was hoping that the old view would be retained for future generations, and I heard somewhere that there is an app that allows people with smart phones to see what stood on any particular site - similar to the astronomy app on an iPad (or the virtual tourism/art idea in Gibson's Spook Country , without the cumbersome headgear or goggles )

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