Hard News by Russell Brown

Read Post

Hard News: An open thread while I'm down with #OGB

258 Responses

First ←Older Page 1 2 3 4 5 11 Newer→ Last

  • BenWilson, in reply to George Darroch,

    Hot water, a drinking implement, and something to strain with.

    Strainer is unnecessary...just let it settle.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10629 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    "What real value is served today by trying to put before the courts a young man who in the circumstances of total riot, may have been justified in lashing out with his PR 24 [baton] as Red Squad moved forward to clear the sector?"
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/history/news/article.cfm?c_id=500832&objectid=10737389

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    They are right; it was big.
    http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/about

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    Has anyone posted this?

    (Sorry if they have.) (Even sorrier if it was me.)

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Does anyone from there ever say let's split, or is that just too corny?
    You do know they don't speak English there, right?

    I was thinking there might be a Croatian equivalent.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    If anyone has an idle moment. take a look at the new blog I am developing about independent/art house cinemas of New Zealand, at www.cinemasofnz.info. Still very much in development but as I get time, it will expand..

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Meanwhile, a New Zealand woman has had her hand reattached by a surgeon in Split. You couldn't make this shit up, I swear.

    Indeed. I thought, well yeah, but ... until I clicked through to discover that she'd all but severed her hand when a basin broke during a "sex romp" on a yacht. Crikey.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22724 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Russell Brown,

    she'd all but severed her hand when a basin broke during a "sex romp" on a yacht.

    For a while now, I've felt that TourismNZ really isn't making enough of the reputation of Kiwi women...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to merc,

    What real value is served today

    What's the stature of limitations on perversion of justice in the face of a clear admission by Meurant that he did so?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19667 posts Report Reply

  • TroyHoward, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Does anyone have any advice?

    Always walk on the road edge of busy pavements and wash your hands regularly when removing laterals from tomato plants. ;-)

    Lefty Loosey - Righty Tighty

    Only put a pea sized blob of toothpaste on your toothbrush. Any more is wasteful.

    Never ever put your age, personal interests or gender on a Resume or CV.

    Always blow on the pie.

    Always keep your hardware up to date with the latest drivers

    Keep your eye on the ball and keep your head level and still.

    Warm yoghurt up a little when adding it to cooking so it won't split.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    From George - first poster -

    Perhaps not. Let’s frame that as a question: what role should evidence have in policy-making – none, or very little?

    Apparently, some. Judging from this mention in the WHO Report on Disabilites recently published and picked up from Grant Jacobs posting on Sciblogs

    Go to page 120 of the report. Mention of "Autistic Spectrum Disorder Guidelines".
    Haven't read these so can't comment but certain some of PA will on the veracity of these guidleines???.

    PS: NZ does get mentioned (quite) a few times.....

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1587 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    What's the stature of limitations on perversion of justice in the face of a clear admission by Meurant that he did so?

    Vanishingly short, I'd have thought.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Russell Brown,

    a "sex romp" on a yacht. Crikey.

    +@emma

    a bit of editorialising, surely?

    you'd need to be up on the vanity to break it. boats are small. so... the issue might not her having been "up for it" or "hot to trot" so much as in possession of the typical-sized kiwi bum.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ross Mason,

    what do you mean by "veracity"?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19667 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Haven't read these so can't comment but certain some of PA will on the veracity of these guidleines

    The guidelines themselves are pretty solid, they just don't appear to have any bearing on the delivery of services to people on the spectrum. Is that what you meant?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I'll go with: "habitual observance of truth; truthfulness"

    Edit; Giovanni. That is what I hoped.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1587 posts Report Reply

  • perplexed,

    Or why the voting public appears somewhat to like the Labour Party's policy -- and to freakin' hate the idea of further asset sales -- but will nonethless be voting for that nice Mr Key later this year.

    I think 2011 is a lost cause, Jonkey hasn't pissed off enough people yet and can still blame the old Labour government for problems. Policy isn't enough when the tide hasn't turned. Hammering away at asset sales and cuddling up with ACT is the way to lay the foundations for 2014. My big pick is more parties taking up green policies which are no longer radical in much of the world.

    Wellington • Since Aug 2011 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ross Mason,

    truthful about what, though?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19667 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    What's the stature of limitations on perversion of justice in the face of a clear admission by Meurant that he did so?

    As far as I can make out there is no statute of limitations on any criminal act in this country. There are, however, cases that the police do not consider pursuing, especially if they are "of a historical nature" and involve police officers.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I hate english. Were these guidleines themselves based on "evidence". Whether they are being adopted or followed is another story I would have thought. So maybe my comment should have read:

    "Haven't read these so can't comment but certain some of PA will on (how good, correct, right, based on facts - so pick one) are these guidelines???.


    Dictionary.com has these as meanings for veracity:

    ve·rac·i·ty   /vəˈræsɪti/ Show Spelled
    [vuh-ras-i-tee] Show IPA

    –noun, plural -ties for 4.
    1. habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness: He was not noted for his veracity.
    2. conformity to truth or fact; accuracy: to question the veracity of his account.
    3. correctness or accuracy, as of the senses or of a scientific instrument.

    I'll take #3 I think since George's quote mentioned "evidence". Facts if you will.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1587 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    The Guidelines are thoughtful and well researched. (Focussing too much on whether something is "evidence based" can be something of a red herring. If you haven't structured your research to look for the right things, your results aren't likely to be useful, even if they are strictly speaking 'correct' in that they reflect the data. But like I say, the Guidelines looked in the right places, and came up with useful knowledge.)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    The money spent on Key appearing on Letterman is OK.

    People will vote for Key because he has been on Letterman, and people won't vote for Goff because he hasn't (been on Letterman).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Were these guidleines themselves based on "evidence". Whether they are being adopted or followed is another story

    As Gio says, the answers are respectively 'yes' and 'not really'. Implementation needs resources and funding.

    Autism NZ recently closed their Waikato support services due to lack of funding.

    But it's OK - charity is the answer says our current government.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19667 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ross Mason,

    I hate english.

    Your following sentence was clearer than trying to use one word instead.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19667 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Che Tibby,

    a bit of editorialising, surely?

    Oh yes. But interestingly, both the Herald and Stuff managed to quite independently get the words "sex romp" into their headlines.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22724 posts Report Reply

First ←Older Page 1 2 3 4 5 11 Newer→ Last

Post your response…

Please sign in using your Public Address credentials…

Login

You may also create an account or retrieve your password.