Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP,

    The odious Mike Hosking and some grudging coverage - even though he seems to still think we should just sign it and see what happens - wonder how many other things in his life he takes that cavalier approach to?
    How does he get by on so little information?
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/how-does-the-tpp-affect-little-old-me-at-home-6364035.html

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  • Capture: Pocket Edition,

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    The Wild Wheeled West
    and the advent of the armed cyclepath

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  • Hard News: Deep Dream: Looking at clouds, in reply to steven crawford,

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    The eye without eyes, the hundred-headless woman keeps her secret

    Phil Clairmont ... André Breton...

    Funny you should mention Breton,
    I was gonna throw Max Ernst's
    The Hundred Headless Woman into the mix!

    more here:
    http://soundcolourvibration.com/2015/01/21/cim-400-max-ernst/#jp-carousel-55106
    and
    http://www.spamula.net/blog/2004/07/the_hundredheadless_woman_cont.html

    I'll see your Andalusian Dogday drama
    and raise you a 'live-action' la femme 100 tetes


    <NSFW - contains surrealism and topless women not talking about their lives>

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  • Hard News: Deep Dream: Looking at clouds,

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    Imagine if these t-shirts ^^ proliferated in the foreground as well…

    Is this dogged persistence of memory…
    not so much the activity of the reptilian back brain
    as machinations of our mammalian cerebral corgitext perhaps? …
    arfy-types as archetypes?
    Pet Sights

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  • Up Front: Well, Read Women, in reply to Simon Chamberlain,

    Elizabeth Knox’s Wake a lot (sci-fi/horror set near Nelson).

    Her Dreamhunter duet is in similar geography - but wider...

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  • Hard News: Deep Dream: Looking at clouds, in reply to Lyndon Hood,

    And just because it’s not all animal-faces.

    Part of me so-o-o-o wants that tiger in fluoro on black velvet...
    <flashback: the poster shop in Chancery Lane Chchch, late '60s>

    Puts me in mind of Hannah Beehre's latest stellar works!
    talk about 'pining' for black velvet ...
    :- )

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  • Hard News: Deep Dream: Looking at clouds, in reply to Russell Brown,

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    Deep Dreaming videos …

    the nodes have it!
    pattern recognition meets meta morph
    a ha!
    Morpheus - son of Somnus
    Roman in the gloaming

    Anyway, Phil Clairmont was all over this decades ago...

    <Picture: <Source>>

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  • Speaker: Protesting private prisons, in reply to Alfie,

    razing…

    …standards

    Did someone mention flags?

    why…
    Just the word gets me
    all aflutter
    and tied up in knots…
    We’ll not plight our troth
    to just any old cloth,
    oh no.
    It must be tailored
    and bespeak the people
    and aired to show
    people have bespoken
    Then
    Let’s run it up a poll
    to distract the masses
    and chattering classes
    while selling out their asses
    their assets and cultures -
    to carrion regardless,
    they’re – vultures…


    <some may call that more of a bum rap…>
    :- )

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  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP, in reply to izogi,

    borderline madness…

    Is this a reasonable claim that it’s mostly incompatible demands by the USA which are the problem

    Them, and Japan who joined in our humble P4 negotiations (which started as P3) even later than the US – and I consider The US to be a ‘cuckoo-in-the-nest’ leaving their own eggs to be raised by others, in other words their usual bully behaviour. They can't conduct any deal without pork-barrelling it somehow...
    see:
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-origins-and-evolution-of-the-trans-pacific-partnership-tpp/5357495
    (well worth a read)

    The agreement being negotiated by the US-led 12-nation regional trade bloc known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has engendered much controversy. Its origins can be traced to a little-known four-party free trade agreement concluded in 2005 by New Zealand, Chile, Singapore and Brunei. It was US participation and its subsequent hegemonic role in the later negotiations of this group (collectively known as the Pacific Four or P-4) that resulted not only in an expansion of its membership but also in the setting of an agenda for what critics charge is a ‘corporate charter’.

    And yet in its origins, it was not a US-conceived treaty and initially the US was not even a party to it. When negotiations on the agreement (known originally as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership) were launched on the sidelines of the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2002, it was a tripartite affair involving New Zealand, Chile and Singapore. Dubbed the Pacific Three (P-3), they would soon become the Pacific Four (P-4) when Brunei joined the negotiations in 2005.

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  • Speaker: Protesting private prisons,

    Serco pilots a failure...*
    The paltry outlay for 120 subscriptions to Private Eye (one for every MP), could have saved this country a fortune!

    Who ever negotiated this PPP deal was dreaming if they thought SERCO would act differently to the way they have on virtually every other PPP contract they have milked, screwed or broken over the years...

    There is no way any Government should be allowed to sell the care of its citizens into the hands of profit-driven corporations.
    Care is elastic and should be delivered by those with an interest in the outcome - not the 'bottom line'.


    *sorry 'arry...
    :- )

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