Posts by Ian Dalziel

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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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  • Speaker: 2017: My mother and her hundred…,

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

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    Laurel be damned...
    Excuse me, is that fasces on your shoulder?

    introducing Nazism as analogy, isn’t just being a dick on the internet anymore

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Sheppard's delight...
    Even when ya let them know not to propagate 'alternative facts' (or surname spellings) they still only fix half of them - seemingly Fairfax cannot afford 'find-and-replace' functions on their computers...

    Here's hoping a second comment will get through to them before the day is out.
    (I'm starting to wonder if I should invoice them for 'unsolicited proofreading services')

    ...and I will admit that Sheppard was born a 'Catherine' - but she preferred and used 'Katherine' insofar as I can find - so I'll defer to her choices.

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    Meanwhile over at Fairfax, Stuff have enlisted some geezer named Patrick Whittle (whose PhD thesis apparently addressed the egalitarian political implications of human evolutionary history, including sex/gender differences. ) to mansplain why ’Women are marching because the world really is becoming a scarier place for them’ – he really hammers the point home by getting Katherine ’Kate’ Sheppard’s name completely wrong :

    This country’s “suffragettes” and their supporters, led by Catherine “Kate” Shepherd, were motivated by a desire to achieve sexual equality and thereby reduce violence against women.

    what research worth a damn can he have done that he took any notice of?

    Even the caption writers/subs get in on the act!

    Suffragette Kate Shepherd was celebrated in "That Bloody Woman" at the Court Theatre last year.

    - has history been dropped as a subject in our schools?
    - do journalists not get $10 notes?

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/89015522/women-are-marching-because-the-world-really-is-becoming-a-scarier-place-for-them

    Little wonder women are marching!!

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  • Hard News: More medical cannabis…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I can almost forgive them, given that he had the creatine in his pockets in point bags

    Don't see why - that may have been the best way of portioning out his daily dosage - tiny ziplok© bags do not a criminal make - they sell them at our local Bin Inn I've noticed.

    Though I can imagine one might be able to sell a white powder in a tiny ziplok© bag to an unsuspecting punter (or munter) in the right (or wrong) circumstances...

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  • Hard News: More medical cannabis…,

    The Drugs (testing gear) don’t work!

    Riki told police it was the sports supplement Creatine, but police tested it on their equipment and charged him with possession of amphetamine.

    Nineteen-year-old Tonihi James Riki walked free from the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday after scientific testing of the powder showed he was right.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/88960179/test-on-white-powder-sinks-drugs-case

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    A new map of Hell...
    Wired has a great link to an interactive visual of the Trump universe and its multitudinous connections:
    https://www.wired.com/2017/01/kim-albrecht-trump-data-viz

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Nothing's going to happen...
    Who knew that we had Seinfeld to blame for the ascension of Steve Bannon and his orange sock puppet...

    Bannon, 62, is a former Navy officer and Goldman Sachs banker who made a fortune after he acquired a share of the royalties from a fledgling TV show called Seinfeld.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/89003450/There-is-a-major-war-brewing-Seed-of-populist-agenda-visible-in-Steve-Bannons-past

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