Posts by Yamis

  • Hard News: Show some decency,

    Buy a house.

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  • Hard News: Show some decency,

    2002
    Labour: 41.26%
    National: 20.93%
    NZ First: 10.38%
    Act: 7.14%
    Green: 7%
    UF: 6.69%
    Prog: 1.70%
    others 4.89%

    Here’s a fun game. Look at the current polls with National around 48% and Labour 27% and shuffle those numbers.

    At the end of it there’s probably about 5-7% sitting in National that Labour could nick (given 7% or so has shifted to the Greens).

    margin of error: +/- 4 bourbans

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  • Hard News: The Big Bang,

    Roast dove anybody?

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  • Hard News: The Big Bang,

    This reminded me of the Warriors opening game in 1995 v the Broncos. We were up high in the main stand and when they blew that car up to the sounds of War stuff went flying. On replay later you could see that one of the car doors blew many metres into the air and came crashing down on the field where there were dozens of people running about. In an effort to make sure we were in the ground for the game dad nearly volunteered us to be amongst the pre-match entertainment. Luckily in the end we just got ordinary old tickets.

    One thing which freaks me at live games now is those flame throwers that shoot up in to the air. I have visions of some schmuck wandering over to one and looking into the top of it (they're about 4 feet tall) just as some bloke on the switch turns it on.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Curatin' for…,

    and here is 'The Chills' fan, Brian with a So Cow song named "Casablanca" :)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Curatin' for…,

    What with The Chills earning storming live reviews on their European tour and NME running a spread on the Flying Nun heritage, it’s all quite nice.

    An Oirish mate of mine is a nutter ‘Chills’ fan. He’s a bit of a muso himself, fronting a touring pop-punkish group name So Cow. Anyway’s he wrote a piece for The Chills upcoming concert in his parts: http://wearenoise.com/the-chills-in-summer-at-the-button-factory/

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  • Hard News: Auckland's future: Keep calm,…,

    Len Brown linked to this post on his facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/lenbrownformayor?fref=nf

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Big Day Out, Out, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    The culture of going to several music festivals a year is much stronger there. I'm sure ticket sales to big festivals as a percentage of the population would far out weigh that of NZ.

    How many decent sized music festivals are there in NZ each year? I literally have no idea how many go to the likes of Raggamuffin, Rhythm and Vines, Tankapalooza, Home Grown, Parachute (before it bit the dust) ..... etc ....

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Big Day Out, Out,

    PNC's new album (The Codes) out today. It's a lotta EDM apparently.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/music/news/article.cfm?c_id=264&objectid=11281618

    One of the songs on it: Hundred Cups
    https://soundcloud.com/nzonairmusic/14-hundred-cups-m4a

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

    Here’s an example of an extremely complicated situation: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11260836

    How do you report on this exactly? They probably did a pretty good job, and then at the end they have a million numbers for suicide to call. EVERYBODY (EVERY last person) at this boys school, including students knew how he died, and given they are the most vulnerable/likely to copycat it there’s almost no point in supressing how he died since they already know and don’t need a newspaper that nobody reads reporting it.

    It is true that suicides often come in groups, as vulnerable people (usually young) see the reaction to others who have taken their life, but the thing is that they don’t learn through the media what happened to them in this day and age, they hear it through Chinese whispers at first, and then it’s just out there through social media.

    A student from our school passed away this week over night, and by period one there were rumours flying around it was suicide, but sadly it was a severe asthma attack, so I made it clear to the students that they knew what had actually happened. But with texting, twitter, facebook, email… the role of the 6pm news, or newspapers in dairy’s that nobody reads is nigh on useless to that generation. Just cos we still look at it and worry about how it rolls doesn't make it worth 2 shits to the majority of the 4.1 million living in NZ in 2014 …

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