Posts by Rich of Observationz

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas that…,

    My understanding of the "traditional" "morality" behind white-label remixes and the like is that they are produced to be played out in some kind of bar/club who will have an APRA license and hence New Order or whoever will get paid, theoretically.

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  • Legal Beagle: A rather incomplete…,

    [stuff] seems still to be broken

    You mean all the news has been substituted for dubious partisan propaganda? It's always like that...

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading,

    let’s make Jesus leader of the Labour party

    Nah, too cross.

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  • Hard News: Prague,

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    Also, my memory of the Czech Republic is going to a dance party on a disused Cold War airbase. The image below is of one of the stages which were in the dispersal shelters - the marks on the floor indicate the turning circle of an Su-22.

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  • Hard News: Prague,

    My Czech friend talked about them – there are quite a few Slovaks living in Prague (both nations being in the EU, they have full rights of residence in each others countries). I get the impression it’s like NZers and Australians – they’re perfectly fine people, but they prefer to have their own states. (Czechoslovakia was a fairly artificial creation anyway, based I think in a post-WW1 idea that countries of a certain size would be more stable and able to defend themselves).

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Idiot Savant,

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    My edition of the "Penguin History of the United States" has in the section discussing Mormon beliefs the footnote: "I am not making this up".

    The reason there are so many Mormons in NZ is that they consider the Polynesian peoples to be a lost tribe of Israel, or something like that.

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    You use a hereditary dentist?

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    To my mind Little's first failure is not to have stated that: "I will not be ranking the frontbench. They are all the best people for the job and I have full confidence in them, so will not be assisting the pundits with a scoresheet"

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  • Hard News: News from home ...,

    to scrap CGT is just stupid

    Yeah, well obviously it's a logical culmination of all the work of the union movement that I pay 33% tax on money I earn by working, and a big fat 0% on money I make just by owning a house.

    I must be missing something.

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