Posts by steven crawford

  • Hard News: Deep Dream: Looking at clouds,

    All those eyes are creeping me out, but before I decided that I just couldn’t manage any more, I found this fascinating transformation

    I’m going to have to place a warning about this clip from a classic surrealist film. It's a bit shocking.

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  • Hard News: Deep Dream: Looking at clouds,

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    Anyway, Phil Clairmont was all over this decades ago…

    This guy, André Breton – he was doing it a bit differently.

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  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP, in reply to izogi,

    Don't get me started on the price of milk.

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  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP,

    I forgot to say, that Crown lynn changed its name to Ceramco in 1974.

    And the buisness became uneconomic by 1989, due to cheap imports.

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  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP, in reply to Alfie,

    Pottery, textiles, leather industry … the list is long

    Pardon? Could you possibly add some context to that list.

    Crown Lynn going under was a tragic loss. They had and where developing, world leading technology. It wasn’t just about cups and saucers. There’s this thing known as the silicon chip, there’s ceramic technology also going into solar panels which New Zealand could have been a big part of. And there’s high quality raw materials being mined here, that Crown Lynn was researching prior to Muldoon’s National governments big thinking.

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  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP, in reply to Joe Boden,

    They might get Dunne, but I can’t see how they would get the Maori Party.

    Specially if the Labour Party gives them a good talking to, about how important it was to legislate away there day in court, over the seabed and foreshore.

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  • Speaker: Protesting private prisons,

    It’s disturbing stuff to here about people who have been remanded – on ‘drug charges’ being subjected to the serious violence being reported. Drug addiction is a mental illness, which requires a more therapeutic responce, according to the literature. Being subjected to extreme bullying is probably not going to help.

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  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP, in reply to Rob Salmond,

    After Northland, National’s 59 + ACT’s 1 is not enough in a 121 seat Parliament. They need Dunne or the Maori Party, too.

    And Labour is going to need support from other partys to oppose it, which must be humbling.

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  • Speaker: Too much to swallow on the TPP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    one assumes the current crop of politicians are aware of how their ‘legacy’ may be perceived if they sell the country out to the lowest bidders…

    Let’s just hope they all care more about that than the numbers in there own bank accounts.

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    The vauxhall would have qualified, not just becouse it had the GM gearbox, but becouse it had the bench seat, so the crate of beer could fit in to be divvied out by the driver.

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