Posts by Steve Barnes

  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative,

    Operation Inherent Resolve

    inherent
    ɪnˈhɪər(ə)nt,-ˈhɛr(ə)nt/Submit
    adjective
    existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
    "any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers"
    synonyms: intrinsic, innate, immanent, built-in, inborn, ingrained, deep-rooted; More
    antonyms: acquired, alien
    LAW
    vested in (someone) as a right or privilege.
    LINGUISTICS
    (of an adjective) having the same meaning in both attributive and predicative uses.

    resolve
    rɪˈzɒlv/Submit
    verb
    1.
    settle or find a solution to (a problem or contentious matter).
    "the firm aims to resolve problems within 30 days"
    synonyms: settle, sort out, solve, find a solution to, find an answer to, fix, work out, straighten out, deal with, put right, set right, put to rights, rectify, iron out,
    2.
    (of something seen at a distance) turn into a different form when seen more clearly.
    "the orange light resolved itself into four roadwork lanterns"
    synonyms: turn into, be transformed into, become clearly visible as, change into, metamorphose into, be transmuted into
    "the shore came closer, the grey smudge resolving into green fields and a sandy beach"
    (of optical or photographic equipment) separate or distinguish between (closely adjacent objects).
    "Hubble was able to resolve six variable stars in M31"
    separately distinguish (peaks in a graph or spectrum).
    noun
    noun: resolve; plural noun: resolves
    1.
    firm determination to do something.
    "she received information that strengthened her resolve"
    synonyms: determination, resolution, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, purpose, purposefulness, resoluteness, single-mindedness, strength of will, strength of character, will power, firmness, intentness, decision, decidedness; More
    antonyms: indecision
    2.
    US
    a formal resolution by a legislative body or public meeting.

    So... Operation What?, Operation It will always look different from afar but when you get closer it is something completely different? or ... Operation we have the right to feel that we must do this?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4869 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative,

    I wonder who it was that told John Key to start using the word "Odd"?

    odd (d)
    adj. odd·er, odd·est
    1. Deviating from what is ordinary, usual, or expected; strange or peculiar: an odd name; odd behavior.

    It is diminutive, it is also hard to take offence to as it is not an outright insult but in some ways it is surreptitiously worse, it is "Othering". It is the kind of term you could apply to an Uncle that is becoming senile "He is a little Odd". To a person that has weird religious beliefs "they listen to trees because trees are God". It is how you refer to people that are not like "us".
    He also reinforces this othering when he says thing like this...

    He added: "If anyone believes that there is absolutely no risk of a form of domestic terrorism here then they are actually deluded."

    It also has another meaning that would appear to describe John Key's attitude during the election run-up.
    Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

    Actively refuses to comply with majority's requests or consensus-supported rules.
    Performs actions deliberately to annoy others.
    Angry and resentful of others.
    Argues often.
    Blames others for his or her own mistakes.
    Frequently loses temper.
    Spiteful or seeks revenge.
    Touchy or easily annoyed.

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Richard Aston,

    How would you articulate the connection between Social Justice and Sustainability?

    Social justice is sharing the resources we have in a sustainable manner, simple.
    The system we find ourselves slaves to, the fractional reserve system combined with a fiat currency gives us the worst of all systems, an upward trickle of wealth on top of unsustainable growth due to dwindling resources, only an idiot would suggest such a scheme, a wealthy idiot and we have one of those as our sub prime mincer.
    We need a return to the gold standard and an equitable way of sharing the advances of technology and the wealth that was created by those advances, automation of factories was supposed to mean shorter working hours for the same income not redundancies and unemployment of the masses.
    We should be looking at a Universal Basic Income from those advances made by those that led the way, not larger piles of cash for those with the wealth to buy the means of production. We should be looking at providing for those in need and receiving from those with the ability to create, build and supply.
    We should all have a pony and....
    well, you get the gist I hope but, I for one, will not be holding my breath all the while we have a lying bunch of scum running our country and the world.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4869 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative,

    Jeez. This is so 2002. We must curtail your freedom because terrorism. Key is playing catchup for his bosses, global corp and the world bank.

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to Stephen R,

    National led government would still be a better government than Labour led government, given Labour’s apparent internal divisions.

    A couple of points here. It is not a fact that National would be a better government, even hough that is what they tell us. Labour had 9 years of responsible economic management that left the country in good shape to survive the GFC, bought to you by the likes of Mr Key. National is, simply worse, they cater only for economic growth at the expence of all else, they are virtually a virus.
    The actions of National, as exposed by Hager's book, have led many to believe that a Labour/Green government would be some kind of demonic being hell bent on the destruction of New Zealand and those actions continue, through the MSM, this is simply an illusion.
    So what if there is an internal struggle within Labour after such a defeat, it is neither surprising nor worrying to anyone but the gullible sops of Nationals propaganda machine, thing need fixing after such damage, only a fool would disagree.
    And Craig, it is not a slur to call John Key a liar, it is a statement of fact.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4869 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to Stephen R,

    Edit error

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to simon g,

    I realize half the country voted National,

    NO THEY DIDN"T..... more like 30% ish of registered voters.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4869 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to anna g,

    Oh mi god, just got home.

    And welcome home, where have you been?, Planet Key?
    You will feel quite strange at first, you know, all this reality an' stuff but you will settle down, hive mind an' all that. You must be feeling quite smug though as everybody here, apart from us knowledgeable ones, has fallen for your masters propaganda and are blaming everything on Labour, Cunliffe especially.
    Meanwhile, sneaky John is getting it all ready, ready for the biggest sell off evar., the entire country, the TPPA but that's not all. That pesky RMA must go, all those "Mum and Dads" with their land banks champing at the bit to build more shitty little houses for the huddled masses, all those speculators will be feeling a bit more secure now that awful CGT has been confined to the dustbin of democracy. Now what else is Johnny boy been preparing for us while we are all so distracted by the Labour circus?
    Oh yes, the 90 day "fire at will" stuff, stretch that out to a year. All these things and more Anna, you must be feeling pretty cool right now you have your Mr Dann reeking havoc for your mates.
    Anyhoo, welcome home and if you need to , shall we say, unburden yourself, after being on a planet without toilets could you please do in in the Trade Me forum where it belongs because you do seem to be a trifle full of it.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4869 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    What could possibly go wrong....

    dunno but does an amplituhedron have 42 sides?
    Artist’s rendering of the amplituhedron, a newly discovered mathematical object resembling a multifaceted jewel in higher dimensions. Encoded in its volume are the most basic features of reality that can be calculated — the probabilities of outcomes of particle interactions
    Bloody good read.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4869 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A message from The Fabians, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Gower is of course a synecdoche for the media pack.

    Love that word…

    Damn, I misread that, I read sycodouche, as in Psycho douche.
    But the Brain... you know...
    Brian DeMarge...

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