...past your eyes
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...
...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...
...a quite literally full house
and a 'crowded house', even...
La Vida 'Orror'...
Just had to get it out there
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...
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...
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!
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'...
And far more dangerous than THC – the principal active component of cannabis?
A Congolese exchange student who jumped to his death from a Colorado hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.
(He) consumed a little more than one cookie after his girlfriend legally purchased four of the pot edibles at a shop in downtown Denver – even though a store clerk told her to cut one cookie into six pieces and eat just one piece at a time, according to the reports obtained Thursday.
Back at their hotel, the group of four friends followed the instructions, but when (he) felt nothing after about 30 minutes, he ate an entire cookie, police said.
With any of these substances, natural or artificial, dosage may vary wildly from person to person…
Unfortunately i am in Auckland
I’ve heard of it...
their stuttery old slogan says it all
"Auckland – the city of suss ales"