Posts by Raymond A Francis

  • Hard News: Going solar?,

    Don't piss around put in one of these big boys
    http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/08/the-solar-power-towers-of-seville-spain.html
    We went the vacuum tube way a couple of years ago when upgrading bathrooms and water system, it is great. A friend who put in a wet back as well has not paid a heating bill since
    There is talk that electricity prices may fall but that is not the way of the world

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Suicide Reporting; or, The…,

    Is it true that we can sheet this home to Jim Anderton
    I know he had a personal interest in the subject and a google search shows that is a constant meme that he drove it, I just can't find the proof
    Certainly as a policy it has not helped

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  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to Ianmac,

    Well Mr Cunliffe says in the letter Mr Lui approached him which to most people would imply that he did meet him
    So once again tricky or a liar, take your pick

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  • Hard News: The Letter,

    While there has been some spin from the usual left wing suspects along the "Yes but" your last line says it all
    One PR disaster after another from Cunliffe is leading the floating voters who change Goverments in this country to think that we are not ready for a left leaning government yet

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  • Southerly: Who was George Hildebrand…,

    Don,t you love a puzzle
    Presently Parsons Priests etc are banned from being JPs, I presume this has always been the practise
    The people on Trademe will run this down, they really are very good at this
    And yes Hurrah for the DPB

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  • Hard News: The problems inherent in the system,

    Russell the old joke about statistics and dam lies applies here
    It would be nice if you put the different countries numbers per million
    Because if they are as stated you do have a powerful argument for more liberal laws

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  • Speaker: Facing the floods,

    I have to say I am disappointed in the Mayors role in this
    She has a furiously keen mind and has the skill set to get things done
    But so far not much has changed, ok it is early days but she must have known the problems Christchurch faced, she was vocal enough .
    She has control of the Council so let us see some action and less duck shoving
    If anybody can make Chistchurch a better place to live in it is her and her Council

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  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves,

    I think it is great that Kelvin Davis will get into Parliment on Jones's retirement, what I would like to know why did the Labour grandees put him so far down the list
    And what is this going to do to Hone's and Dotcom chances
    We live in interesting times eh

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  • Feed: Grandpa's Kitchen,

    Isn't Google great, in Australia they have Puftaloons which are fried scones
    In Scotland they have fried potato scones which sound really nice

    I will definitely have a go at these unfortunately I am stuck in a winemakers house in Cromwell at the moment, the Korean BBQ made by a Japanese assistant was great but the fried scones will have to wait till I get home

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  • Feed: Grandpa's Kitchen,

    There is a long line of men being able to cook in our family despite some prize winning bakers on the female side
    I have always wondered about the dish called " pooftas " not sure how you would spell it but that is how it was pronounced
    These were fried scones which my Grandfather made for his wife's breakfast
    Love to know the origin of these, the scotch grannies or the Portugese whaler but they taste great, split with golden syrup, on the full breakfast plate

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