Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A genuine original,

    ...and Steely Dan's Walter Becker.... R.I.P.
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956

    That's some band they are putting together in the after-life!

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  • Up Front: The Surprisingly Sincere Up…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    ... it has begun

    ... Advance Voting starts here on September 11th !!

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  • Hard News: The next four years,


    Holy Magick some lyrics in actual 'Atlantean'
    by noted Crowleyean - Graham Bond

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  • Hard News: Where are all the polls at?,

    re gerrymandering
    they really got creative defining 'Chch Central' electorate last time they tinkered,
    there is now a tongue of voters stretching all the way from the central city to Redwood and the main north road - for whatever reason...
    ...following a rich vein of National voters it seems?

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem,

    Wāhine Unite to Change the Government!
    Wednesday, 23 August at 7.00pm, Space Academy
    371 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
    Nau mai, Haere mai, All welcome for an entertaining evening with some of the most inspiring and kick ass wāhine in NZ politics!!
    Listen, laugh & learn as Metiria Turei, Poto Williams, Marama Davidson, Megan Woods and Golriz Ghahraman discuss their lives & their journeys into politics.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem,

    Dunne done running...
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/95988656/peter-dunne-resigns-from-politics-only-weeks-out-from-the-election
    There goes National's coalition, and after Seymour's ungrateful little broadside book he may not be currying so much favour...
    ...Paula Bennett may be regretting giving all those clothes away now, she might be looking for a job herself.

    And yeah Jane Bowron is all over the place, a barely wadeable stream of consciousness!

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  • Speaker: Low-quality language on immigration, in reply to Farmer Green,

    A classical education , NZ- style was still available in the 1970s....
    It seems to be about that time . . . creative destruction it is sometime called

    Signal to noise goes out of whack, mass media,
    new technology enables unprecedented access,
    which swamps the receptors and dilutes the focus
    ...too much information!

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  • Speaker: Low-quality language on immigration, in reply to Farmer Green,

    dumbed-down the schooling system. ....
    If the purpose was a docile , dull , distracted , and deluded populace, the better to rob the people of anything and everything, and ultimately to render common folk expendable . . . . well, nice work so far

    Didn't Nikki Kaye just scrap the 'docile system'?
    Oh hang on, I need a vowel movement...

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  • Hard News: The new establishment,

    Here is some illuminating reading on many relevant matters - The latest issue of CAFCA's Watchdog is now on-line.
    http://www.converge.org.nz/watchdog/44/index44.html

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  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    So does the husband of a dame get some sort of title?

    Teal deer - No!
    That link above does say this:

    Husband of a dame
    The husband of a dame is not accorded a courtesy title. A dame and her husband would jointly be addressed as: Dame Joan and Mr John Grant, or Mr John and Dame Joan Grant.
    In the case of a dame who does not use her husband’s surname, the joint form of address would be: Dame Joan Grant and Mr John Smith.
    [The use of a courtesy title by the spouse of a dame has been the subject of lengthy debate and study in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. No satisfactory solution to this anomaly has been found.]

    As to Elton's husband - The Guardian weighs in here:
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/shortcuts/2016/apr/05/titles-and-tiaras-what-should-we-call-the-husbands-of-knights

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