Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    Bête blues...
    I can't figure how they can spell these 'foreign' words right in the paper itself (used in Tracy Watkins' piece in today's Press ) - but when they get to the web either people or process mangle them:
    the site's front page link

    Housing National's bette noire
    OPINION: Is National experiencing a midterm crisis

    and

    If housing is the Government's achilles heel, it has become Bennett's bêête noire.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/82146247/housing-solutions-out-of-reach

    The black beast in action, indeed...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit, in reply to David Hood,

    Especially as he has insulted the Turkish President in his 'award winning poetry' - http://www.rferl.org/content/turkish-silence-on-boris-johnson-insulting-erdogan/27857878.html

    Even though his ancestor was briefly part of the Ottoman Turkish government I suspect the well-upholstered Boris is merely an almost six-foot stool...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

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

    from the rank file...

    mostly an inherent limitation of the idea of carpooling,

    for diverse transport solutions - before Uber there was Cuba...
    http://locallysourcedcuba.com/cuba-taxi

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to izogi,

    The Spinoff declared this morning that it was doing away with comments.

    They were damn hard to get comments on at the best of times - I tried several times to place comments on that Gary Steel evisceration of Roger Shepherd's book, to no avail.... and I wasn't even really rude or nuffin', guv, just the facts...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    I did manage to get the most egregious comments removed from the Minto story comment thread - the libellous, the violent and the untrue apportionment of identity....
    ...and nice to see that The Press has done a positive editorial on his candidacy today.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/81990861/editorial-john-mintos-christchurch-mayoralty-bid-injects-life-into-campaign

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit, in reply to Dennis Frank,

    blogs are created by commentators – not solution providers!

    I'm not convinced that the two are mutually exclusive...
    ...and it does remind of Private Eye's regular 'Solutions' section - highlighting and lampooning this favoured piece of corporate-speak.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to izogi,

    Once again Stuff won't allow links it seems ...
    I've tried twice now to submit this you tube link: to the story about Kiwi astronomer Michele Bannister and the new Kuiper belt discovery;
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/82040919/kiwi-astronomer-michele-bannister-helps-discover-new-planet
    The You Tube link is a 50 minute long talk by Bannister on the Outer Solar System Origins Survey - it's fascinating stuff!
    I tried once as a standalone comment and once as a reply to your comment there...
    I even tried pointing out that The Press should like it as she is a University of Canterbury alumnus, all to no avail - but they publish a real meathead comment rambling on about gawd knows what ... what is wrong with these people?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    The brave ‘anonymous’…
    A fine example of the lumpen commentariat and their lack of graces follows the article on John Minto announcing that he is running for mayor in Chchch.
    I’d wager not one of the almost completely negative commenters had ever had a conversation with John or even bothered to examine what he said or stood for – the hoary old ‘rent-a-crowd’ trope is strong with those scared of change and full of themselves.
    I used up my daily comment quota attempting rebuttals (or reprisals)… I guess I’m no better – c’est la vie.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/82021018/keep-our-assets-run-john-minto-as-christchurch-mayoral-candidate

    PS my favourite is the one I saw this morning (after comments had been switched off)

    There is no doubt about it, the 'Ian Dalziel' comments are definitely from either Minto or Sue Bradford (that is Minto in drag). No-one else could be so pathetic.

    Pots and kettles it seems - the anonymous bullies can't believe anyone would own their own words - sad folk...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6798 posts Report Reply

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