I've been wondering who did that Ring Ring re-edit for aaaaages - Greg Wilson drops it a lot. Just realised Greenwood did that amazing Buffalo Stance edit too.
A lot of people are calling for male* violence and abuse of power as a response to rape huh. Rape of course being a crime of male*** violence and abuse of power...
* It's always the "fathers, uncles and brothers" who will teach a lesson?
*** In this case
What are the odds the “fourth member of the group who refused to cooperate with police” is the officer’s son? I see that individual is now assisting with enquiries…
Also, this whole thing feels like it could end even worse than it's started. The media and public blowtorch that has gone on feels like it could have some ugly outcomes of its own. Please note I don't necessarily believe it should have been avoided (if only for the action it seems to have stirred the police into) but these things just give me a sense of foreboding...
All this "all the facts on the table" stuff baffles me. Do we honestly believe we have all the private facts of anyone we elect, or deserve/need them? Brown is no different a person now than he was on election night, and there will be many other facets to his private life that (thank fuck) we aren't privy too. I get all the hypocrisy/judgement/influence angles but there is no significant element of that here.
As for the ongoing story around the Palino/Slater camps role in this*, it's a bit of a poisoned chalice for Brown. His immediate fronting and fessing up struck me as smart PR - it would have been cauterised and over in a matter of days. Now it's being continuously dragged out, even if it is at the expense of his "opponents"
* Which I'm only following second hand, as the first Herald cover on this topic has finally made me swear off reading them ever again. Any link I follow which happens to be the Herald I close immediately. Not giving them my advertising eyeballs thanks very much...
And I'm going to be listening to those Ultrasonic tunes all weekend now - that gig late 90s at Unitec (?) is an awfully vague memory of good times...
Yeah I don't think we can say the US sat out the EDM of the 90s - although it was possibly very garage/house centred (given where house got its name from etc). It always struck me that through the 90s you could see Europe's classical musical history vs the US's blues/soul history evolved in their EDM*
Wouldn't mind checking the Farina/Sneak/Carter tour I understand is happening up north recently...
* I hate that term, why am I using it?!
Promising sounding work on the health policy George. Exactly how Kevin Hague's "access to therapies with no proven benefit" plays out will be very interesting though...
I've seen some psychometrics used reasonably in the early stage of hiring to decide the sort of questions you might want to ask in the actual interviewing process. But using it in redundancy baffles me? Or any assessment once you're actually working with the person?
BTW, I must admit to some surprise that the PAS audience so aggressively belittles and others an entire group of people because they work in HR? I don't work in it, but people I know who do skew as evenly across the dickhead-to-awesomeness range as anyone else...
I was 64 miles away
63. In your face ;)
I was referencing US sanctions. Unsure what the usual extent of UN sanctions are?