Posts by Ross Mason

  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health,

    Not much has changed? "Safe Marriage" - Ettie Rout.
    The immorality of her whole business: The Womens Temperance Society Page 2.
    This picture of Ettie Routs nurses is here. My Wonderfuls's great aunt, Dora Murch is pictured.
    My Grandfather lost 56 days of pay in Egypt in 1916 when he managed to "acquire" an STD........ I probably owe my existence to Ettie.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: April Come She Will,

    The Statue has triggered a Memory. Was it Alan Whicker who was in the car doing a travel doco on NZ when Robbie was in the car doing an interview with him with no shirt on??….I have this weird very old early 60s memory of that….

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: They even taxed…,

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    I remember back in about 1974 my flatmate's girlfriend going on holiday to Fiji and bringing him back a Akai Cassette deck!! For half price!!!!! Talk about bells and whistles! Similar to the piccie.

    Man was that a moment in time. It was an era where every technician in DSIR spent hours emptying D J Reid of components and building Electronic Australia's Stereo Amplifiers, preamplifiers, speakers (C8MX were cheap and king) and even building compensated turntables from scratch.....pun intended.

    The party guy with a reel to reel was also of a Princely stature. The ability to dance the night away without changing cassettes, 45s or LPs made the drinking and girl chasing a hell of a lot easier.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something,

    Flag debates:

    Canada
    South Africa and an article about its designer
    And to show "we are not alone".....
    We could follow an Iraqi idea across the flag maybe......"He nui Hoani"

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something,

    Redoing post....bother

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something,

    Flag That!
    It was Merv Wellington. Careers adviser and he was my cricket coach at Pukekohe High and he did his country service at Ohakune Ruapehu College. Taught Geography and History.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something,

    Any country that invents an act of congress called

    Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001

    and forces their fist into the face of the citizens of the world needs an urgent change of planet.

    I certainly wouldn’t want my children to grow up in a country that has to be so jingoistic in persuading them to become patriotic.

    But…If only he hadn’t mentioned the ALL Blacks……

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Beyond 'a bad look',

    Phil Kitchin??

    NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! AAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    Bugger.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping, in reply to Anthony851,

    If the person receiving the call was aware that the call was from a PCS the order could me made, bread and milk etc. Then you would push the “B” button and get your coins back.

    That reminded me of the other trick of screaming into the ear piece. This is again without pushing button A. It was quite a laugh watching people watching you yell at the "wrong end".

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping,

    One distinct and very useful tool that emerged from the PO Relay World was the spring tension measuring/adjusting tool. (It helped to have PO techies as shooting mates) It was like a wee torque wrench. One could adjust the tension on its arm and use it to adjust the relay or switch tensioning. We found it immensely useful for setting the triggers on our target rifles.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1537 posts Report Reply

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