Posts by Brent Jackson

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  • Feed: World of Food 1: Afghanistan,

    Finally got around to making this meal for the family. My changes were :
    - Used Lamb shoulder chops, and cut the meat off the bone before cooking.
    - Used fresh spinach instead of frozen, but didn't need to add any extra water (but did leave it wet after washing it).
    - Used purple onions instead of yellow
    - No dill (or fenugreek)
    - and unfortunately, I forgot to add the yoghurt before serving.

    Served on brown rice, with broccoli and cheese on the side.

    Considering that spinach is not a vegetable that is ever purchased in this household, (I personally dislike it), the meal wasn't bad. The spinach taste didn't come through at all, and it was a nice stew. Ranked out of 10, was a 5 and three 6's. Miss found it a little too spicy (though not enough to warrant going to the effort of going the fridge to get the yoghurt).

    One down. 195 to go :- )

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 586 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address and PressPatron,

    Made a one-off contribution, and was surprised that my credit card number was stored. There is no option to clear the credit card number. Nor is there any "contact us" information or "home" button on the accounts page.

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  • Speaker: Broadcasting and the Public Interest,

    Interesting that the opposite statements F & G, and H & I, and J & K, come nowhere near to summing up to 100%. I guess this means that most of those polled were very unsure about :
    F&G : Whether NZME and Fairfax NZ can continue successfully without a merger (71% unsure)
    H & I : Whether they feel better or worse served by NZME and Fairfax NZ if the merger goes ahead (68% unsure, or no difference)
    J & K : Whether having strong competition between news media companies in New Zealand is important to them (54% unsure)

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  • Up Front: The Little Things,

    Love this paragraph.

    To be fair, I’ve recently realised he’s not as stupid as I thought he was. Not ‘driving up the hill to look at the fires getting in the way of emergency services’ stupid. He’s just reckless. ‘Being the Prime Minister on TV suggesting both fires might be arson’ reckless.

    Thanks for brightening my day.

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  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    In this day and age (ie since television became ubiquitous), unfortunately, appearance is all important in politics.

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  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert,

    The ods are that on February 26 it’ll be three out of five.

    Aren't those odds 100% now? Whoever wins the by-election will become the MP for Mt Albert.

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  • Hard News: Taxpayers' Union: still…, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Or possibly they were fed...

    Fixed that for you ...

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  • Hard News: Greens drug policy 2: the…, in reply to Moz,

    It also amuses me that the entire point of many medical drugs is to kill animals.

    Good point.

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  • Hard News: From Zero: The Meth Episode, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Yeah, and there are plenty of people like you. But the overall rate and nature of problematic use is a real showstopper.

    Like alcohol then ...

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    Here's Eric Crampton's opinion of the select committee.

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