Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to Alfie,

    Uncle Gerry always knows best

    That's right - he invaded an airport security corridor and lied and obfuscated every step of the way...

    The 'sanitising' of soldier deaths will just end up like Pat Tillman's Afghanistan 'friendly fire' death case in the US...
    apparently 'we the people' cannot cope with the truth - and must never be told anything approximating it!

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to mark taslov,

    I only have 'eyes' for U...

    question is how do we extricate ourselves from this club

    Bearing in mind that we are only Five Eyes 'members' due to our country's fortuitous planetary placement - 'our' antennae and dishes can monitor southern geostationary satellites and other hard to intercept orbits and transmissions - ditto for Pine Gap (and 2 other bases) in Australia...

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  • Hard News: Friday (Thursday) Music:…,

    Dismission creep…?

    Too bloody zany for me, mate.
    and
    What even are they? I don’t get it.

    Careful Russell, that way lies Mike Hosking / Paul Henry territory…
    ;- )

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to steven crawford,

    Our Mad Hatter…

    embarasing to have a Primeminister who partronised the Iraqi people by making grand statements about sending a small group of New Zealand soldiers and I paraphrase; to show the Iraqi army how to have the balls to fight ISIS. He must think that winning the rugby World Cup is more awesome than it really is.

    Key’s spittle flecked rant in the house was an unedifying experience …
    Which ‘hat’ does he wear when he says ‘it is the least we can do without doing nothing’ and which ‘hat’ does he wear when he is accusing everyone else of being ‘gutless’ – our very own millinery-minded millionaire – I bet he practised that ‘speech’ in front of the mirror, several times….
    He doesn’t need to attempt humour – he is a joke!

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    speaking frankly...

    an apostate

    I think an 'apostdate' is one of the three days per week that mail will be delivered... anything else would be a miracle!
    but it's no way to stamp out terrorism...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Christchurch,…,

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    Strange Days…
    Strangely enough, the last Chchch / NZ Music poster exhibition that the late John Greenfield organised was upstairs in Strange’s Building – now rebuilt and a jumping joint by all accounts…

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to bob daktari,

    Ground Control to Major Offensive...

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    We are being sent to come between the Russians and the Yanks on the International Space Station??? !!! ???
    That is close combat!

    That Max Key, he must be conscription age by now...

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war,

    throwing in the towel…
    It’s an accident Kuwaiting to happen –
    the Battle of the Century- Part II!
    The Mighty Abrams vs
    The Aberrant Abrahamics
    No sleep till Tel Meggidio!

    Armour against ideas?
    Haven’t we been here before?
    Rinse and repeat…

    <edit> add: This story seems highly relevant geopolitically, as well.

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to DeepRed,

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    Hap Hazard…
    any relation to Johnny Hazard?
    Another of Mr Key’s ’Hats’ perhaps?

    I’ve always thought that accountants are better weapons against ISIS than soldiers. But potential trading partners might be at stake.

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  • Hard News: Sunday in the City, in reply to Myles Thomas,

    Space…

    rents really are cheap and the buildings are massive.

    I have fond memories from last century (early ‘80s) of flat-sitting Bryan Staff’s second inner-city Wellington domicile (the first – after the tiny cottages we were neighbours in, up Thompson Street – was upstairs behind the Dixon Street Deli) – number two was a huuuge upper floor of an open warehouse on Wakefield street – one could bike around it – there were little oases of domesticity in a desert of tongue and groove with areas for soccer or tennis – and the lift worked!
    Largely furnished from the wonderful Government Stores (tucked away on the other side of the harbour – a fun trip) – old MOW draughting tables and map drawers, an operating theatre light centrepiece – plenty of room for an Irish wolf hound!
    and it was just around the corner from ’work’ in Blair Street… literally staggering distance! (Blair Street was virtually all market garden produce clearing houses then.)

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