Posts by Just thinking

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    There is a strong smell in the air. I have two workmates with TC3 or TC N/A status living in a sea of red or with a 124 on their house.
    These codes are pointless, what they mean is one work mate has been banned from entering her home since Feb 2011 due to the 124 order on it. See the hill behind it might fall on it. Her house is also a write off, but the land is deemed Not Applicable, so they are not paid out as the Redzoners can be. That's moving from Limbo to Purgatory.
    The other is on Avonside Dr surrounded by redzoned land, but blue herself. Blue without real road access, and the sewrline connected just last week.

    All this needs to be looked at with NG being compulsory purchased for a maybe, sometime later Rugby Park (not really though).

    I was in NG on 23 Dec2011 when another after shock hit. It was all cool and the people were brill.

    If we tolerate this we'll end up with Milton Keynes, minus the people.

    To recap, the Govt is not supporting the desperate poplulation but is funding the flight of capital from what is left of our city.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Glorious to see, I do love the feel good stuff around the place & I love the Bulls.
    However I also see alot of valuble metal all alone with clear access in a lightly travelled street in a city full of scrapmetal trucks.
    ANZ dome just disappeared like that.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Urewerrors,

    Nothing new whatsoever.

    I respectfully disagree.
    It would be correct in some circles to claim Vietnam was a Police Action not a War, because no formal declaration of war was issued and we were invited to that smoke show.
    So too the absurdity of considering this 'Police' action within existing parameters the Police use else where.
    The show of force(s) was war-like and akin to our Peace-Keeping efforts in Timor Leste with all the compromises of human rights that entails.
    Broad actions speak louder than words.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Urewerrors,

    This was simply the madness of Howard Broad, & the ever growing ego of Tama Iti.

    Howie had to use it (Terrorism Suppression Act) or lose it. That he's a fantasist (see Satanic Christchurch Creche) was an unfortunate coincident.

    Looking back on the video that made it to light.
    It was all about close protection for Tama Iti. This wasn't an offensive excercise but an ego driven defensive one.

    As to the legal status of militia - there are a few around
    http://frontiersmen.homestead.com/Conference2000.html

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #JohnDotBanks and all,

    You can see why Simon Powers left politics.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #JohnDotBanks and all,

    All this would not have been an issue had Banks said Dotty gave me $50K and the Satan gave me $15K.
    Do you think he could stay in the same room his Dad did in Mt Eden?

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Doug the Goth,

    Nothing was more Goth than the Park Royal/Crowne Plaza after 22 Feb 2011.
    We came back to be haunted by the ragged curtains blowing out of the windows facing down Victoria St and then the pigeons flying in.
    I had visions of Meatloaf living off raw Pigeons.
    I was wrong of course, it was the homeless and Demo workers drinking the bars dry prior to demolition.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: War, now and then,

    Thanks RoO & JW,
    Oh the psychology!
    I hadn't thought of that.
    It was 24 April 197? and he was drunk, reading his and his brothers diaries, tears flowing as much as the beer.
    That night he also told me of the breakout of Minqar Qaim & he went through the Hospitsal lines, bayonet fixed.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: War, now and then,

    Anyone know when our WWII executed will become public knowledge?
    I grew up with Granddads story of being in the firing squad for a member of his section for rape in Italy. No wooden bullets and no-one missed.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: EQNZ Remembrance, in reply to Hebe,

    Dear Hebe, I was blunt.
    Your view is valid and common among many. I'm feeling like I'm a bit player in a story by Gogol. Life goes on and all things exist, but its the environment that oppresses the spirit.
    I know life goes on out there. Just I miss part of it.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

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