Posts by Rich of Observationz

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  • Hard News: Some Week,

    everyone's driving to Levin

    Have you been to Levin? Everyone certainly isn't driving there..

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  • Hard News: Some Week,

    As far as I can see Transmission Gully is only of use to a small number of (possibly SUV driving) commuters from Paekakariki and points north to Wellington. Who value their creature comforts too much to use the perfectly adequate train service.

    I drive that road less than 10 times a year and can live with the delays. Especially now I've found a way round Otaki...

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  • Hard News: Some Week,

    But it pays to remember that general elections are won and lost in Auckland's dormitory suburbs.

    Under MMP? Surely now it's just as important to get a vote in Haast as in Wellington Central?

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  • Hard News: Some Week,

    I guess that Cat Power record allows one to like Oasis without the stigma. Using Ableton you can play it at the same speed as the original, too (but it only lasts 1:30).

    Has she done any REM or U2 covers/

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  • Hard News: Some Week,

    Telecom were genuinely a more Kiwi switched on hip with the current cultural gesalt company

    They're a corporation with majority overseas shareholding. Like DB Breweries, Watties and TradeMe.

    It's quite refreshing when companies *don't* wrap themselves in the flag.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    Which makes what you want Rich, impossible.

    Many desirable things are impossible with our present government. That isn't to say they aren't desirable.

    Also, how do you commercialise a GM crop when a large chunk of our customers reject GM food?

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    the poor farmer in question went to the field on his property right next to a field of transgenic RR plants. He then sprayed a strip of the area with roundup hoping that there might be some stray transgenic seed, and he found some. That was all fine.

    Then he took those seed and bulked them up by planting them out and spraying again until he had enough to plant his own field. That was NOT fine.

    The seeds got leaked onto his land. As far as I'm concerned, if you're going to leak lifeforms into the ecosystem, then you can't claim rights over those lifeforms.

    This technology shouldn't be being developed by private business. Insofar as it needs to be pursued, it should be done by research bodies under national control, with the results available to all.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    bored of

    Bored with

    "bored of" is a mistranscription of a mispronunciation.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    WTF is a 'Banks-O-Mander'

    A scheme such that, even though ACT have maybe 4% support in Auckland, their candidate gets complete control over the council.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    Everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. If I can extend that to Philip Field, perhaps you can extend the same to Lee?

    Field? He's guilty as. Hasn't he been hung yet?

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