Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Music: God Save the Clean, in reply to Ken Double,

    slap it on the diagramophone...

    My long abandoned Billy TK/David Kilgour Venn diagram is now complete.

    Sets and drugs and rock and roll
    Were huddled together in a bottomless hole
    With a hidehi and a foderol
    With a hidehi and a foderol

    - 'Death Rehearsal' - Toy Love

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The selling of…,

    National Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve Week – pt III
    I note that Fran O'Sullivan at least managed to not invoke the 'holding the country to ransom' meme - she went straight for 'tyranny'!

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The selling of…,

    National Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve Week - pt II
    I see Duncan Garner has outed himself with this intemperate rant:
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/97391717/duncan-garner-the-megalomaniac-reigns-all-over-nationals-parade

    he adds unreasonable ignorance to the mix

    But right now it's all deja vu, which has turned into Peters and his daily verbal spew. It's been a week of rock 'n' roll, insults and threats. No-one is any the wiser.

    The clocks went forward an hour last Sunday, but collectively we've gone back 21 years to 1996.

    Peters is squeezing every last bit of patience out of New Zealand voters. And we have only ourselves to blame. MMP was always going to have the annoying, yappy little chihuahua biting the face of the rottweiler.

    One man with 160,000 votes now dictates terms and holds to ransom the two political beasts with 1.8 million votes between them.

    NZ's patience can only be tried if he goes beyond the Oct 12 deadline - we have not yet had our patience tested.

    It's sad that a commentator with such a wide audience should be so ignorant of MMP's processes and intent.

    Between him, Hosking, Joyce and English they have strewn our electoral landscape and zeitgeist with landmines (or memes) of misinformation that may well blind many in the future - they certainly did this election.

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The selling of…,

    Is it 'National Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve Week'?
    Janine Starks: Winston Peters, go blue for KiwiSavers

    OPINION: Dear Winston. Let's be upfront. I care about money. You care about people. And most people care about money, so that's what links us.
    Another admission; I'd like you to choose National. There's no point me pretending to be purple. Columnists are never neutral and I'm not about to be the first.
    ....
    The $10 note is blue and the $5 note is red for a reason, but I think you know that.

    that last sentence no longer exists in the body copy, just in the photo caption - perhaps they realised that fivers are orange - it's the $100 that's red!

    She does end (spoiler):

    Of course it's too black and white to claim investment differentials over different time periods are entirely the result of politics. They're not and we all know that. But governments do play a big hand in creating the right climate for growth and you can be the judge of the numbers.
    We'll all be fine under Labour if that's what you choose, but I for one, will always wonder how much greater every KiwiSaver fund could have been.

    ...but who reads to the end, right?

    I also liked Eno's tweet

    "The totally convinced and the totally stupid have too much in common for the resemblance to be accidental." - Robert Anton Wilson

    https://twitter.com/dark_shark/status/912233781557260288

    ...and did you know the $20 is also known as '1 tinnie'
    there's a very illuminating subsection on this under the NZ$20 Wikipedia entry.

    Drug association
    A tinnie is a colloquial term coined for marijuana buds wrapped in aluminium foil (typically around 1g) which are illegally sold in New Zealand. The most popular price and form of currency used in exchange for tinnies is a 20 dollar note, although this can vary depending on quantity, weight, area and the vendor. Tinnies are often frowned upon even by regular marijuana consumers, the term and sale of which are typically only common in rougher areas of the towns and cities.[citation needed]

    Doesn't look like a Reserve Bank edit...

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The selling of…,

    Guyon Espiner does quite well in the distorting reality stakes as well.
    This morning I hear him talking about the special votes maybe giving Labour and the Greens 'more legitimacy' - I don't think legitimacy is a 'scaled beast', something either is, or isn't, legitimate - and 61 seats is as legitimate as 63 seats - there is no uncertainty principle in play, despite how much National loves boxing on with 'dead cats' and 'Pretty legal' song usage...

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The selling of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Trevor Mallard being an embarrassment again, basically.

    - 'Jibber-Jabber' in the Hutt...?
    "You weak minded fool! He’s using an old Jedi mind trick."

    :- )

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The selling of…, in reply to Glenn Jameson,

    I bathe in a golden halo of excited photons!

    At least Dalziel trolled in the daylight

    Well, thanks for that - but I'd call it 'creating context' rather than 'trolling'.
    I like to know what's going on in the shadows, and with people who joyfully prop up a regime that can only gain traction by lying, disinforming or dissembling....

    Case in point - this self serving piece*:
    https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/28-09-2017/inside-the-campaigns-how-national-took-the-migrant-and-rural-vote/
    and this analysis of the actual figures:
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/97283075/election-shows-ruralurban-divide-shrinking-not-growing

    *written by the PR Partner of Chris Bishop - who is himself yet another Big Tobacco acolyte - like Todd Barclay - who has passed through the revolving door of service in Gerry Brownlee's office and overseas corporate death peddlers.

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  • Hard News: Music: God Save the Clean,

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    a local village green preservation society?
    Announced tonight at The Silver Scrolls
    https://flyingnunfoundation.net/
    They didn’t use the GIF (above) that I amateurishly cobbled together – but it looks good on the website. the less is more version works as well.

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  • Hard News: Music: God Save the Clean,

    Park life...

    It was also confirmation that I should go home and start writing about the music still coming of out Dunedin – the seed of six issues of a fanzine called Garage
    - Richard Langston

    Step right up
    Sit right down
    Read all about it
    https://issuu.com/flyingnunrecords/docs/garagezine1

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The selling of…,

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    Re National attack ad and its creator

    (SG) The aim was to mislead, and it worked.
    (GJ) It certainly did

    Nice work if you can get it.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156810921829569&set=a.148050389568.132340.794439568&type=3&theater
    I'm sure it was all just received information and used in good faith - much like mr Jameson's passing on of anti Hillary Clinton memes on his facebook page during the US election - that "The Hillary Clinton campaign was systematically overcharging poorest donors".
    https://www.facebook.com/glenn.jameson/posts/10155361011589569
    Please note that Snopes has found that to be unproved - refuted if you will.
    http://www.snopes.com/clinton-campaign-overcharging-donors/
    so with your enthusiasm for corroboration I assume that as you indicated it was a suspect source (but were willing to pass it on) - you will be letting all your facebook friends like Lindsay Perigo and John Ansell know that you may have put them wrong.
    I note your love of Ayn Rand (Али́са Зино́вьевна Розенба́ум) books and a movie about her, as well as really liking Tucker Carlson's Fox TV show. - that is a diet that definitely needs Greens!

    I also note you created the caring "Don't use my money to save Radio NZ - use your own' facebook page back in 2010
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/328427819247/about/

    and I note your 'call to arms:

    till this is over the line. It's not a done deal, no matter how large our moral victory. In war, mercenaries have a price, and civic justice has no currency.
    However, we'll take all the applause for our Tax Arrows attack ad!

    Edward Bernays (and Ayn Rand) would be proud....

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