Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving,

    Murdoch's Media terrorism continues...
    Never ones to let the facts get in the way, I note that some Fox TV hosts and the Sun were saying up to 24 hours afterwards that the Norway attacks were the work of al qaeda, surely this is a form of terrorism - using intimidation for political ends - there oughta be a law against it...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4686 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Things to be Grateful For: A…,

    keeping our powder dry...
    I wrote an early morning comment - but then my wireless connection faded as the snow flurries thickened - but I was impressed that the Press delivery got through, and less impressed that several large snow-laden branches fell on the car (no real damage luckily the car had a padding of powder snow too) and in the absence of any small quakes to do the job, I had to go out and whack some of the other trees and shrubs which were at breaking point...
    ...it was pretty neat watching it snow most of the day - then the sun came out for a while and it was all drip, drip, drip - now it's all cold, dark and slushy out there...
    Life is ever interesting down here...

    PS: loved that "the icing on the quake" line...
    and Islander surely your mum's dog would be a Bijon Freeze today?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4686 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…, in reply to petard,

    hung out to dry in the passing wind....

    you just a spokesman

    just like a Hills Hoist, eh Petard?
    ;- )

    Ex-tractor fans... or Devonian tease
    Mennonite? Nah more Ammonite
    what goes around, comes around...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4686 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    Links and other connections...

    derailleur

    I've always thought of myself as more
    of a chain yanker than a cog sucker...

    ... and it is de rigueur to be seen
    in the top gear, don't ya think?

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  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving, in reply to nzlemming,

    There will be no mercy for Rupert in the US if they find a sniff of that.

    I wonder what they'll do if they find he also helped sell Bush's lies to enable wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which arguably killed far more civilians than 9/11...

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  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…,

    Cycling gives you mussels...?

    every person who converts from car to bicycle will...

    ...free up more air for people to breathe - as it won't be imprisoned in larger car tyres!!

    But does this mean cyclists are bi-valves?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4686 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving,

    I'm guessing Amy Winehouse's death will chew up many column centimetres in the UK papers as well...
    ...it'll be fish and chips off Rupert's face next week and it'll all be back to 'normal'...
    SNAFU...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4686 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: This is your National Library,

    Thanks Gordon, for all the links - as a callow and impressionable youth I used to do Papers Past old school and often bunked class and went to the original Chchch Library (this great building now a victim of the earthquake) and read the old Lyttelton Times and other papers in the New Zealand Room - I loved the fact that overseas news came in with the ships from papers and letters sent from the mother country - intimations of the start of a European War (WWI not that they knew to number them then!) vying for space with bodies found in suitcases on bridges in London - and all those wonderfully polite ads.
    One of my regrets about the earthquakes was losing a box of very early British and American magazines (and another is the loss of Smith's Bookshop!)

    and in breaking news - it has just started snowing (well sleeting) in Shirley, Chchch, brrrr......

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  • Up Front: How About Now?, in reply to nzlemming,

    Lithium?

    due to the drugs he takes, or the drugs he should have taken…

    Chance would be a fine thing, and what with the Selenium deficiency in Canterbury my natural lunacy is kept in check - well I might neck the odd Rheineck (or what's on special) - but in light of the news of Amy Winehouse's death this morning I might cut way back...

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  • Up Front: How About Now?, in reply to Lilith __,

    I know what you did last Sumer...*

    Her obvious connection with sexuality and fertility is no doubt what makes her demonic in Hebrew mythology.

    Well, that and the killing of neonates (newborn children) used to annoy them as well...

    A mantle piece...
    I guess the being made from earth thang could explain the Lith part of the name - as in lithosphere...

    Something to reflect on...
    What's more Lilith and/or Lamia can possess women by entering them, through mirrors! A nifty trick...

    Cleanliness is next to godliness...
    I'd stick with the Lotus connection it has more Elan and what's more it's self cleaning

    :- )

    * referenced

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