Posts by Russell Brown

  • Hard News: Friday Music: A melodic thread, in reply to Eediot,

    Don’t forget to report that booking fee to Consumer NZ’s rip-off fees page

    Oh yes, good idea.

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  • Capture: Autumn, what autumn?,

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    This wee fellow at Avondale Markets on Sunday morning.

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    At the summit of Mt Eden on Saturday.

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  • Hard News: The Oncoming Day, in reply to Lilith __,

    I’m delighted that generic-buying solutions are being found. And I hope all that human potential of people suffering with Hep C can be recovered.

    This is such a big thing. All those people with a chronic illness who could be working and contributing.

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  • Hard News: The Oncoming Day, in reply to Doug Hood,

    Thanks for Lost In Space Russ. It’s great that Marty is reprising some of the old classics. Enjoyed hearing Satin Doll again , 30+years later. He looks great!!

    He sure does. And it was cool of him to give you a shout-out too :-)

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  • Hard News: The Oncoming Day, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    That didn’t get past the moderator, whereas the immoderate does.

    I've found it doesn't pay to include links - even though they back up and supports cogent points and add knowledge to a 'discussion' .

    Having spent a fair bit of the past 15 years moderating comments, I must say that's piss-poor moderation. Keep the hate speech but dump informed comments? Really? No wonder they have problems with their forums.

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  • Hard News: The Oncoming Day, in reply to Jason Kemp,

    The irony of all this penny pinching is that having diseases like this in the community actually cost more than treatment ever does.

    There was a particular issue here in whether bending to Gilead's profiteering would have been a good thing, but it remains true that treating people with liver failure or liver cancer is far more expensive than the drugs would be.

    Even when people get the tests and find out what the the options are it is still not easy to access help even for the most savvy of us.

    No, and people with Hep C learn fast about stigma. Ed Gane and Victoria Oliver are doing to great work in getting diagnosis and treatment out into the community in Auckland – reaching people it's hard to get to come to hospital.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times, in reply to oga,

    Good friends of mine from the US tell me that the Snoop Dogg interpreter is not intelligible and is not using any kind of ASL that they recognize.

    Oh. Well, that's disappointing.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    as Stuff reported today withs some florid prose and nasty trolls – some of the nastier comments have been removed now…

    You do sometimes have to wonder what is wrong with people.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times,

    The Chills pulled out a forgotten gem last night.

    'Lost in Space' was written in 1981 and later became the theme song of the "rock opera" The Chills in Space, performed at the Windsor Castle in 1985. It was pretty fab at the King's Arms in 2017.

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