Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…, in reply to Moz,

    Carbon cop-outs…

    Motorists live in this fantasy place where there’s infinite oil that can be burned with no consequences…

    Just read this book about a very possible future with rationed water too…
    …well worth a look.
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18505844-memory-of-water

    Two taxi stories in The Press today – one with two men robbing a driver and one where it looks like taxi drivers took Ecan (and people with mobility issues ultimately) for a ride…

    There’s no sense of fare play, or fare pay, it seems down here.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Stop acting like the law is…,

    I got the impression that Key was espousing his personal position, or that of the caucus coterie, which is a very small sample and not (as you point out) in line with the wishes of the people of the country, including a compelling number of National voters.
    Key doesn't get to govern based on his own wishes - has anyone explained that to him properly.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…,

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    Just came across this great Chchch nostalgia site today:
    http://nostalgiablackhole.webs.com/apps/photos/
    lotsa great photos of pre quake chchch, and a diverse selection of posters of interest
    http://nostalgiablackhole.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=11437699&pagesize=60&page=1
    I was looking for posters by Chris Grosz from the Velvet Glove (a ’70s venue) – if anyone out there has any…

    this site of older stuff was interesting too…
    http://www.rockhappenz.com/groups.html

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Orcon IRL 5: Media and Journalism,


    Now that's entertainment - Who needs books?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…,

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    an entertainment option if you are in Chchch tonight...
    http://thetannery.co.nz/event/goldonies-swan-sisters/

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    Lizzie Marvelly calls out Uber for it's stance.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11692795

    ...and it is worth noting that Uber is an anagram of Rube.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…,

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    But wait there’’s more!
    Back in the ’80s Chchch’s Music World did some fine releases of odd overseas genres – they had a brilliant german super rock album and this gem Pillows and Prayers a compilation of Cherry Red Records releases for 1982 and 1983 – pay no more than $2.99 -indeed!
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instruments/vinyl/lps-33-rpm/other/auction-1141135626.htm

    theres a Special AKA album too (in the Studio) and great comics and stuff – see: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=1629586
    for the whole range…

    have a look at these tracks from Pillows & Prayers

    Atilla the Stockbroker

    monochrome set

    Tracey Thorn

    Quentin Crisp

    Marine Girls

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

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    Speaking of The Saints I just happen to be releasing a rare Laughing Clowns (Ed Kuepper) LP back into the wild
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instruments/vinyl/lps-33-rpm/other/auction-1141132334.htm

    Not to mention two great NZ compilations – both great snapshots of their times.

    How was the air up there – a brilliant K-Tel compilation (!) of NZ ‘60s hits – our ’Nuggets’ perhaps
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instruments/vinyl/lps-33-rpm/pop/auction-1141129666.htm

    and Pagan’s fine Kiwi compilation – Positive Vibrations from 1989
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instruments/vinyl/lps-33-rpm/other/auction-1141125496.htm

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "Meth contamination": the…,

    Meth OD-ists...
    https://www.police.govt.nz/safety/how-to-identify-a-clandestine-drug-lab.pdf

    Clandestine labs used to cook up methamphetamine have been found in houses, garages, motel rooms, business premises and vehicles. Between 2000 and 2012, Police discovered more than 1,800 of them around New Zealand. A record 211 clan labs were found in 2006, but the total tracked downwards to 94 in 2012. Yvonne Powley, who chairs the Auckland Regional Methamphetamine Working Group, says Police can only uncover the tip of the iceberg. “The meth makers are very mobile, they go from place to place, so the problem keeps increasing every year. It is a big issue. The impact on people who discover they’re renting or have purchased a contaminated property is huge.”

    https://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/matters-of-substance/february-2016/mythbusters-meth-contaminated-houses

    and some tips:
    http://www.joferris.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/p-story.pdf

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Hidden Costs,

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    ...does the endorphin rush of physical exertion
    help keep the beast at bay?

    PhD or PhysEd - the question itself exercises the mind....
    http://phdcomics.com/comics.php

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6904 posts Report Reply

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