Just a reminder of why voting matters…
Why hasn’t Leunig been given a Nobel Prize for communication?
His brilliant cartoon The sound of democracy resonates around the actions of Banks et al…
I’ve just finished reading his delightful and thought provoking The Essential Leunig, cartoons from a winding path (2012) – as they minimally say – “four hundred definitive works spanning five decades”
Every home should have one!
Cucurbitaceae your appetite...
...borage flowers taste like cucumber
A way of saying, forget-me-not...?
One of those amusing little jokes of nature.
Those jokes comfrey with borage...
A Who's Who of Kazoos
Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band ... Awesome.
and back before shredding there was
The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra...
May well amount to the same thing
...meanwhile, from the far side of the Sun
two comets are buffeted by solar winds...
...to own their product until the end of the planet.
or at least until we have another world war.
...no-one in the Banks camp at all was handed any such donation.
That was the Sky City cheque I think...
But yes, true enough, they would have appeared as two anonymous deposits (I guess) - though the deposit timing might indicate that they were processed one after the other at the same bank - not sure what 'meta data' one gets in bank account statements these days to work back from...
Maybe it now all hinges on the 'alleged' phone call of thanks - shame Mr Banks memory can't be relied on...
I believe the evidence is that they are different accounts, possibly of different entities.
I guess there was a change from this early reporting:
The man who banked two cheques from German multimillionaire Kim Dotcom to John Banks has described how he deposited $50,000 in Queenstown so the donation would come from “as far away as possible” and would appear to be anonymous.
The former employee said he was not at the meeting in April 2010 at the Dotcom mansion in Coatesville, northwest of Auckland, when Dotcom offered to donate to Mr Banks’ campaign, but personally wrote two cheques for $25,000 which came out of the account of the Megaupload founder’s company MegaStuff.
“It was pretty clear I was told to make out two cheques so that it could go through anonymously.”
He said he was instructed to split the donation by Mr Tempero or another staff member, John Low.
The former employee said he personally deposited the cheques at a bank in Queenstown, where he was having some time off. “I said, `Look, we’ll just bank them down there, as far away as possible’.”
Dotcom’s staff knew the cheques had been cleared because Mr Banks called them.
 I note Campbell Live had a story saying both cheques were from same account on the same day…
... and sequential!
As well as….
Cognitive dissonance to burn!
Listening to the American politicians on the Iran Nuclear issue is maddening – they ‘don’t trust Iran’ – but who would (could) trust the masters of subterfuge and duplicity, aka the U.S.?
Once again all the news on TV says how Israel is upset at the moves, but the fact they never mention is that Israel is the mad dog rogue nuclear state in the region (unfettered by the very oversight they, and the Americans. demand for Iran).
Being the big proponents of Mutually Assured Destruction one would think the Americans would welcome the balance of Iran having Nuclear weapons (even though the Iranians are only trying to create a Nuclear Power industry, thus far)
- oh, but then there’s the oil….
Hmmm - too far back to remember with clarity to be honest...
First 'festival' - Ngaruawahia
First 'concert' - probably Bo Diddley or Chuck Berry (or both together?)
First 'Free' probably Butler at a riverside concert
First Horticultural Hall 'gig' with The Head Band and Human Instinct and Ticket was pretty early as well (if they were all on the same bill?)
I had to do the PA/lights for "Certain Sounds' whenever they came to Cashmere High, while I was there, and all the assemblies and school dances - so uninvolved punterdom was a blurry concept from early on...
Good buy Mr Chips…
What ever happened to the egalitarian principals
this country was founded on?
They were all replaced by Charter Schools?
Apparently they get a better rate of interest…