Posts by nzlemming

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit,

    Brexit, pursued by a bear (market)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: Three decades on…,

    Except it's Venn Young, for those playing along at home, and father of Jonathan Young and, according to Wikipedia, Audrey Young [citation needed]

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: Three decades on…, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    With the benefit of hindsight, its always easy to fall into the comforting belief that Homosexual Law Reform was someone inevitable.

    That's just not true. And if someone doesn't tell the truth -- including the history of Vern Young's bill twelve years earlier -- it not only distorts history but allows complacency to breed. That's not only annoying but dangerous -- because if recent events in the United States and England have taught us anything it should be that nothing -- nothing -- is set is stone.

    What he said. I think I said all I need to on a thread while you were in the US, Russell, so I'll just misquote Dickens:

    It was the worst of times, it was the best of times.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    David, your child scares me. Job well done. Hurry up and grow bigger, Polly, so you can take over the government and be Queen.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    it's a sort of state that lives in ones own mind and changes over time (I wasn't so much going for 'wistfulness')

    Round our way we call that "mild insanity"...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Hate and guns, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    As times goes on people/families become more and more transient - putting down inter-generational roots in a particular geographic area is no longer the norm

    This doesn't really correlate with the fact that 59% Americans have never moved from their birth state.

    As of 2011, even this was slowing.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: An interview with Ben Goldacre, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Otoh, I do enjoy the fact that my doctor takes me seriously when I tell him I've read up on something.

    When my GP finally diagnosed my M.E. (not at my pushing - it was a complete surprise), he said "within 24 hours you'll know more about this than I ever will." And then he said the bit that's kept me on his books - "Let me know if they find any treatment that helps".

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    While some dreams are seamlessly realistic, others have very shabby production values.

    Budgets cuts for the arts are to blame.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to JacksonP,

    It was a dark and stormy night… wait that’s Peanuts.

    Edward Bulwer Lytton, actually. Schultz was deliberately referencing him.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Different thing, but two or three times I've woken up to go for a pee, come back to bed and thought "I liked that dream" and been able to go back into it.

    I always know it's time to wake up and go for a pee because I start peeing into all sorts of cavities because there's never a toilet.

    Okay, that might just be the weirdest thing I've ever typed on PAS...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2551 posts Report Reply

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