Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    It's fast looking like a job for the....

    New Zealand Harassment Act 1997
    Section 3: Meaning of Harassment
    …….a pattern of behaviour that includes doing any specified act
    directed against that person on 2 separate occasions within 12
    month period (may not be the same person as long as the pattern is
    directed against the same person).
    Section 4: Meaning of Specified Act
    ……watching, loitering, preventing, following, making contact
    (whether by telephone, correspondence or any other way), giving,
    leaving, bringing attention to any offence material, entering,
    interfering with property, that would cause a reasonable person to
    fear for his/her safety.

    [from NetSafe ]
    or any more recently enacted cyber-bullying laws.

    Definitely one to tell the police about, as they show serious and escalating anti-social tendencies and bigotries.

    Is that PreCrime Unit up and running yet?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7495 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Pressing issues covered…
    The Press has run this space-wasting story today…
    with the sub head:
    “Election campaigns do funny things to politicians”
    But their featured photo in the paper and on links to the story, is the “Chchch? We lost the patient…” smile-fest from the Forte private hospital opening, which comes from February.
    Hardly peak campaign time – they woulda been there anyway a photo-op is a photo-op…
    that was third of a page that could have been useful information…
    a day out from ‘The Final Countdown’…

    and they’ve stacked the Letters to the Editor with
    a Blue Rinse Choir covering Status Quo!

    Plus there was a palm sized Blue vote National Party sticker
    right over the masthead and its latin motto:
    “nihil utile quod non honestum”
    (“Nothing is useful that is not honest.”)
    - tangentially, the sticker also covers a strip heading that says
    “Think before you swim – Canty waterways get worse”
    and the National cover-up attempt backfires, so it now reads
    “Think before yo-PARTY VOTE NATIONAL- waterways get worse”
    hah!
    a blue bruise nonetheless
    I note The Press’s ‘Election 2014’
    banner is red though!

    Just sayin’…

    And at least they’ve come out as ’Too tight to call as Nats shed support’

    plus Stuff has a timely reminder about:
    Election day ’electioneering’ and social media.

    I can’t remember, what happens here?
    - do comments get turned off for the day?
    - what’s to stop someone reading old postings, and being swayed?
    (or, god forbid, talking to someone casually…)
    - does the web go black?

    Sounds dangerous,
    concentrating all a nation’s
    energies, focus and rage
    of ages, to be held in for a day,
    (well till 7pm?)
    with one moment of release
    that is gone in two ticks!

    …sounds positively Tantric!

    Ps Can’t we harness this somehow?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7495 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to mark taslov,

    Word!

    Life isn’t about how you fall down,
    but how you get back up

    ...and who offers you a hand!

    Good to see someone
    has the forgiveness
    thing well in hand...

    +

    "Be yourself,
    everyone else is taken"
    - Oscar Wilde

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7495 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    What they do in the shadows, indeed…

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to nzlemming,

    the bogey man…

    Par for the (golf) course on Planet Key

    …that’ll be the Stableford he’s playing.

    Stableford can have the added benefit of speeding up the pace of play, as once it is no longer possible to score a point, a player does not have to complete the hole but can simply pick up the ball and proceed to the next hole.
    It is a popular form of the game, especially at club level as it is still possible to record a competitive score despite having the occasional bad hole.

    Gotta watch that Bunker Mentality though…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7495 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Gold, myrrh and frank...

    ...incensed at the concept of “Team Key”

    I liked that Glenn Greenwald at the 'Event' only called him
    'President Key' once, and corrected himself, quickly...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7495 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Kim_Wright,

    Not sure for the conclusion if no coherent sentence can be formed.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    What a sh*t!

    Is it just me or was that a total non sequitur?

    I think that was all pro squitter!
    It's not far from fecal to feral...

    :- )
    keeping it scatological, since 2006

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7495 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to mark taslov,

    ...dubious about New Zealand’s desire for the UNSC.

    Me too...
    Especially when I heard either Joyce or Key saying it would be useful for trade networking...
    way to get the wrong end of the stick!

    Paul Buchanan had some cogent thoughts on the earlier attempt in 2012

    and Bryce Edwards has a round up of useful info, here

    Personally I'd say our incumbent Head of State has proved himself less than trustworthy with secrets, gossip, rumour and fact...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7495 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    Cortina trap...

    - Caught in a logic loop.
    I know there are no such words as “bitter” or “cynical” or “envious” or phrases such as “chip-on -the-shoulder” on Planet Key.

    Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do...

    Dave is the man to shut this rogue trading program down
    Key has always been a sell-sword with an eye on the throne
    but the quality of his mercenary is strained...

    NOTE: [Translations are available on 0900 IANSLINGO
    99c per minute. May Contain Adult Concepts.]

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