Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Access: A letter from Aunt Daisy about…, in reply to B.O. Bumble,

    The rot started years ago - when they first started putting clueless managers in charge, and some staff there asked questions, but nobody stood up for them and they were forced out - this is where that leads!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7162 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: I tried Sativex: it was no…,

    sativexatious ponderings
    Perhaps you needed a repeatable low level nerve pain event to gauge and compare the neural feedback... - hammer on finger or similar.

    ...also you are high-functioning professional male.
    I suspect lesser mortals could be tempted to 'neck it' just in case there is a high...
    Any change of state may be preferable to quotidian life under a National Government, for some...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7162 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why Soulfest…,

    Transuranic half life...

    Radio Active, the station that championed the Wellington sound for almost 40 years, is facing closure.
    Unless someone stepped in to take the reins of the money-losing station by March 15, the dial would go quiet at 88.6FM, company director Nicholas Bagnall said.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/89338035/days-numbered-for-wellingtons-radio-active

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7162 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why Soulfest…,

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    Blair Parkes & Cardigan Bay are rocking out on Sumner Beach this Saturday (tomorrow) at 3.30, along with Amiria Grenell, The Wendys, Bryony Matthews, Indigo Wolf and the amazing Ben Baird.

    Magic!

    1pm – Othersun
    130pm – Indigo Wolf
    2pm – Bryony Matthews
    230pm - Ben Baird
    3pm - Amiria Grenell
    330pm – Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay
    4pm – The Wendys

    Cool !!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7162 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    Elizabeth Warren

    She was muzzled yesterday in a fine piece of Catch-22ism (and ugly gamesmanship) – for allegedly impugning the reputation of another senator – although the senator was in this context a nominee for another position, Attorney General.
    So she should be able to raise any matters pertaining to his suitability for the job.
    ‘Not so’ say The Men!

    Under Donald Trump, the GOP has completed its transformation into the party of white resentment, the party of white reaction, the party of Redemption.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/02/why_mitch_mcconnell_muzzled_elizabeth_warren_and_coretta_scott_king.html

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  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    and took two long baths a day.

    I've heard he took meetings in the bath as well...

    But few had the chutzpah to be as informal as Sir Winston Churchill. "He used to talk to visitors while he was in bed and in the bath – sometimes quite important people," Mr Blick said. During a Christmas visit by Churchill to the United States in 1941, President Franklin D Roosevelt called on Churchill in his White House quarters and found him naked after his bath, pacing about the room giving dictation. The President made to leave, but Churchill stopped him with the line: "You see, Mr President, I have nothing to hide from you."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/at-least-david-cameron-kept-his-kit-on-unlike-winston-churchill-the-surprising-history-of-the-prime-9101651.html

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7162 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…, in reply to Farmer Green,

    to know a vail…

    “one untips one’s hat”

    Just yesterday I learnt that ‘vail’ means to “take off or lower (one’s hat or crown) as a token of respect or submission."
    ;- )
    </aside>

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Donny-Do-Right hasn't quite mastered a separation from his and his family's business concerns it seems...
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/89220464/donald-trump-criticises-nordstrom-after-store-reportedly-curbs-deal-with-ivanka-trump

    "It's never great to have these questions about dual allegiance," said Jordan Libowitz, communications director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonpartisan watchdog group.
    "But certainly we've never seen before a president using the power of the presidency to pressure businesses for the obvious benefit of his family."

    - I was also majorly surprised to hear on Morning Report that he tweeted this during a CIA briefing!! I'd have thought those would be held 'in camera' with devices excluded.

    Nor has he fully realised that he is but one leg of a three-legged government
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/89220384/donald-trump-calls-courts-so-political-as-travel-ban-faces-scrutiny

    "I don't ever want to call a court biased," Trump told hundreds of police chiefs and sheriffs from major cities at a meeting in a Washington hotel. "So I won't call it biased. And we haven't had a decision yet. But courts seem to be so political. And it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read the statement and do what's right."

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to mark taslov,

    Good help is so hard to get...

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

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