Posts by Rich of Observationz

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to izogi,

    You can try telling ad-block that they're ads

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  • Speaker: A Better Man,

    Well, you can have the greatest leader in the world as captain, but it's down to the dude at the wicket to make the runs and the bowler to bowl the other guy out.

    I know the fuhrerprinzip is massively important to many people, especially those who've had the full force of the NZ edudoctrination system applied to them: milk monitor, prefect, head of school, dux (whatever that is), team leader at McDonalds. And for the many middle class people with no actual skills, a job cajoling or bullying people into doing what the next one up in the hierarchy wants is the only way to make cash for the mortgage, the BMW and the holiday in Queensland.

    Me, I'm with Edward Abbey:

    ...few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others

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  • Speaker: Correcting Auckland 2040's…, in reply to Glenn Pearce,

    The removal of the special zone for schools and re-zoning them residential is also concerning as it allows the MoE to sell schools that are deemed to be "surplus to requirements"

    Or make schools like Auckland Grammar sell some of their playing fields. Why should the taxpayer carry the substantial opportunity cost of them having acres of hugely valuable playing fields in the middle of the city?

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  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Such an iconic view of Auckland. Cars, smog, you can almost taste the future.

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  • Polity: Hooton’s Zombie Apocalypse,

    Right-wing commentator attacks left in right-wing magazine. Weather up next.

    Why give such people credence, or enable them by kicking their ball on. Better to just ignore.

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  • Speaker: 2500 Reasons,

    “Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.” ― Edward Abbey

    A lot of people who put themselves up as "leaders" illustrate the truth of this.

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  • Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine, in reply to Alfie,

    And the new forecast starts in Auckland, rather than moving up the islands from the bottom

    Something we don’t have is location customised weather in NZ. (Overseas, TV stations work on a regional/network model and they cut to regional weather and news during a national news show. We’ve never had this, right – or was it ditched to cut costs or because it doesn’t work well on satellite unless you have BBC type money).

    But with digital, you should be able to do this – although you’d then need to either have regional presenters or have the national presenters spend time recording each of the inserts.

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The front rows of a concert are a complex, physical place.

    The whole world is a complex, physical place.

    I do think that while kids grow up as brotards, it's going to be hard to contain them, and if a gig attracts brotards, it'll rapidly have an even more unpleasant atmosphere with brotards, overbearing security and overbearing security battling brotards.

    Of course, we have an education system where many kids are kept away from the opposite gender in adolescence and encouraged to think of them as strange sexual creatures. Then they have a mandated culture that fetishes physicality and an anti-culture that channels transgressiveness into hate for difference.

    If you then follow this up by busting these kids with the full force of the law, then maybe (if they're middle class enough) they'll be chastened and go on to behave better as they mature. Alternately, as is a common outcome, they'll descend into the criminal justice system and the ranks of violent petty criminals.

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Some promoters are trying to filter for boofheads by banning shirtlessness.

    As well as shirtcocking, or instead of?

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  • Hard News: Music: All this and some…,

    This might help if you want to become a virtual American: https://www.entropay.com/

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