Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: To be expected, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    ...past your eyes

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: To be expected, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Whey to go,...

    Like the rest of those moody blues….
    You got to go now, go now, go now…..

    I'm loving the 'Mooey' Blues...

    We'd best be careful not to get Collins' goat,
    in case we end up with a fatty lipid...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store Day, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ...mixed feelings about that article

    I couldn't even get anything up that I could read, seemed to be all kinds of needlessly clever interactive things going on, that are probably too whizzy for my old computer...


    @Deep Red

    ...a quite literally full house

    and a 'crowded house', even...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Standing together, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    Rio Tinto have just won the 2013 Roger Award…

    and here’s a picture I prepared earlier….

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: To be expected, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    La Vida 'Orror'...

    Just had to get it out there

    Brill..

    a veritable 'dairy air'
    for Collins to sing
    (out her derriere?)

    Loco Motive Breath
    fits the shuffling madness,
    of the all time loser, too

    Her Iron Lady
    is rusting in the heat
    and heading off the tracks...

    Farmer Joe over at the Porcupine Farm
    has captured it perfectly...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Getting closer, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    The wee one has expensive taste in cars…

    …needs to work on her parking, though…
    ;- )

    (you may have refreshed the page before upload finished)


    [edit} hallo, hallo, I seem to be lost in the Edit Zone...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Standing together, in reply to DeepRed,

    if the Tiwai Point smelter doesn’t survive the next electoral term

    Rio Tinto have just won the 2013 Roger Award...

    It won the 2011 Roger Award and was runner up in 2012, 2009 and 08. One 2013 nomination said simply and in its entirety: “Blackmailing country”. So, 2013 saw more of the same from the biggest recipient of corporate welfare – the Bluff smelter is the biggest bludger in the country. The 2011 Roger Award Judges’ Report concluded that the company has a 50 year history of “suborning, blackmailing and conning successive New Zealand governments into paying massive subsidies on the smelter’s electricity; dodging tax, and running a brilliantly effective PR machine to present a friendly, socially responsible and thoroughly greenwashed face to the media and the public”. The 2012 Judges’ Report is more succinct: “…it has us by the balls and has continued to squeeze ever since. It is corporate welfarism, but somehow doesn’t attract the same vindictiveness as the sickness beneficiary”.
    ...here’s the concluding paragraph from the 2013 Judges’ Report, incorporating the Financial Analysis: “Cheap electricity, research and development grants, ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) profiteering, a $30 million cash gift from the Prime Minister on behalf of the long-suffering New Zealand public, apparently very little income tax actually paid, especially since the restructuring, and now Rio Tinto is leaving it to the Government to clean up the mess the smelter will leave behind. The Roger Award is in deserving hands”.

    and as an aside to the 'Smokefree Coalition' - I'll hopefully assume they are being 'arch' when they spit the dummy in their Press Release that Imperial Tobacco didn't win the Roger Award for 2013 - but they might have mentioned who did win, just to keep the message going, after all Imperial Tobacco's nomination ensured they were in the public eye as a transnational transgressor - when action groups don't support each other big business wins!

    criss cross...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…, in reply to debunk,

    I presume the labelling requirement still applies.

    Probably full descriptive labelling is only for 'Food' and washing, ironing and country of origin...

    Food standards labelling guide

    there are regulations for medicines / drugs and therapeutic products
    - requiring clinical tests before release
    ( google NZ drug labelling laws - mostly PDFs rather than pages)
    but are synthetics sold as either?

    the EPA says...

    Labelling requirements for hazardous substances can be met by complying with any of the following:
    -the Hazardous Substances Regulations;
    -Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) requirements; and
    -Approved Codes of Practice.

    and from the linked PDF guide at that site:

    As the GHS precautionary statements have not yet been fully harmonised they may be subject to further development. Any such changes will be reflected in future updates of this document

    ...and if 'synthetic psychoactives' are not called a 'Hazardous Substance' yet, well, the merry-go-round continues blithely on.... playing its 'unharmonised' tune - one day they may all be 'on song', meanwhile some 'choirs' may hit bum notes...

    and the EPA probably needs to get involved, as from my reading, quite alot of the substances involved also pass through the user and into the environment (water mostly) - much like the rising levels of viagra and other prescribed pharmaceuticals turning our waterways and oceans into a cocktail of chemicals - who knows what reactions may take place, or new life evolve from the 'high panaceas'...

    WHO

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…, in reply to debunk,

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  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Unfortunately i am in Auckland

    I’ve heard of it...
    their stuttery old slogan says it all
    "Auckland – the city of suss ales"

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4242 posts Report Reply

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