Posts by Joe Wylie

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    even if it also eats my riposte?

    Swine/pearl filter.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    See Michael Homer's links, around 19 posts upthread.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Michael Homer,

    Over the last week or so I’ve been gradually growing a Greasemonkey script that adds a little “Ignore” button next to posts. When you click the button, it hides all other posts by that user afterwards, as well as any direct replies to them.

    How about that, it's just like the little pest had been whacked with a concrete jandal, as they say in Samoa.You have my heartfelt gratitude.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to st ephen,

    Bassett would know. No doubt he “calculated on our media being sufficiently full of gullible journalists” when he crafted the hapless Don Brash’s Orewa speech.

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  • Speaker: The plan against the rebuild, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    King Gerry and his appointed apparachiks are a disaster for Christchurch.

    You could add imported apparatchiks. A number of these people commute to their cosy sinecures.

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  • Speaker: The plan against the rebuild,

    Shortly after the September earthquakes, developer Hugh Pavletich argued for the release of more land on the more stable western city fringes. Nothing happened. And, amazingly, neither did anything happen after the February earthquakes.

    Pavletich has only himself to blame, though given his highly public disconnect from reality he’ll remain trapped in the ideological bubble for which he happens to be the local franchise.

    After 4000+ rallied outside the Council offices in January 2012 to protest then Council CEO Tony Marryatt’s serial extortionism, Pavletich clumsily hijacked the gullible Peter Lynch’s Cantabrians Unite as an attempted stealth vehicle for his crackpot agenda. Despite online threats to Council to put thousands on the streets at short notice, the follow-up rally some weeks later attracted a bare 400.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    They are a party so divorced from popular culture that no one in the party understood the music.

    It's a venerable tradition. Back in 1990 the Nats attempted to reach out to The Yoof by appropriating the title of Timbuk3's then recent hit The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades as the totally non-ironic title of an election pamphlet. While it was dropped after being roundly mocked, perhaps they should have gone the whole hog with the unexpurgated version:

    Blowin' up the lab,
    Blowin' the professor,
    Torn between two evils,
    I always pick the lesser.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to nzlemming,

    At the risk of derailing, this just in

    If you want me, I’ll be in my corner laughing myself to death.

    Cheapskates. Joe Cocker was paid $270,000 by the Australian Tax Office just for a cover.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Alfie,

    You can lead a horse to water…

    But I’m not so sure about sheep.

    Back in 2005 a Stuff poll had Destiny getting at least 6 MPs.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    Er you don’t care that Assange is an alleged rapist?

    In No Place to Hide Greenwald explains why Snowden chose not to take his revelations to the likes of the New York Times. He gives a number of examples of the concerted campaign of character assassination carried out against Assange by the Times and other sources – of which the meticulous Snowden was well aware - from “well before he was accused of sex crimes by two women in Sweden. Notably, the attacks on Assange were carried out by the same newspapers that had worked with him and had benefited from Chelsea Manning’s disclosures, which Assange and WikiLeaks had enabled.”

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