Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…, in reply to Alistair Guthrie,

    how long Chris Liddell can hold his breath for in the swamp?

    ..just breathe through a straw man, perhaps?
    :- )

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  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to mark taslov,

    I’m all ears.

    Children of the corn?

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  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to WH,

    ...the Super Bowl?

    I just like to add that the superb owl is a symbol of transition...

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    ...but he did receive a call from the POTUS...
    Instead they talked about golf.

    No mention that Trump wished our country a happy 177th birthday either, no indication the US State department or his close advisers had briefed Trump with any useful information about our nation.

    As to the Australian 1250 refugees, one would think that if they passed the USA's 'heavy vetting' that they should be of fine enough character to stay in Australia - a nation ostensibly initially populated by refugees and convicts you'd think would have more compassion.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should terrify you. Believers are the liars’ enablers. Their votes give the demagogue his power. Their trust turns the charlatan into the president. Their credulity ensures that the propaganda of half-calculating and half-mad fanatics has the power to change the world.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/05/donald-trump-lies-belief-totalitarianism?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=211812&subid=7516316&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Washington: Damn it – he thought he was king.
    In discovering late Friday that as president he's one of three intermeshed branches of government, Donald Trump belittled the jurist who had pulled him up quick-smart, as a "so-called judge" and his ruling that iced Trump's immigration crackdown as "ridiculous."
    But much to their amazement, Trump and the Bannon bunch keep running into this brick wall – it's called American democracy.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/when-donald-trump-hits-a-brick-wall-called-democracy-he-cant-get-no-satisfaction-20170204-gu5os0.html

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    TV One News invented a new word last night 'expediate' !
    (in lieu of expedite)

    Matt Nippert's Herald story on Thiel's profitable (for him) VIF partnered deal has Thiel becoming a 'New Zeander'
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11794020

    and the Herald's Leader writer can't even spell Barack Obama's name (Barrack)!
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11794315

    Small blows against the empire of language and communication perhaps, but each one dilutes and diminishes... close enough ain't good enough.

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  • Cracker: On Ice,

    I was born the same year as Scott Base,
    at the start of the IGY, but in Chchch…

    Once late last century when I used to do graphic work for the NZ Antarctic Programme – later Antarctica NZ – I had to stitch together
    a panorama of Cape Roberts to present to the project leader (part of ongoing Andrill research) - it was also how they had to leave the site after the project finished.

    The photos were taken on the day I was born as part of the IGY!
    it was a spooky feeling seeing those reflected photons,
    trapped in silver amber since my first air-breathing moment
    some of that same snow may have been core-sampled
    as they drilled back through time…

    I wonder if (hope) Antarctica NZ has updated my amateurish illustrations in the reversible Field and First Aid Manual?

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  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to steven crawford,

    combined harvesting...

    Grass roots, fighting the American dream.

    Ride on!
    Brother!
    Ride on!

    We are the porina merica...
    oh yeah!

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