Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Speaker: New Zealand’s far-right hate…,

    That Vinny Eastwood is a piece of work...
    stumbled on a live you tube of him soon after the Chchch massacre - he was crowing, and saying it was CGI, he was juggling about 12 conspiracy plates up in the air and all his 'followers' were egging each other on - a nest of vipers.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: New Zealand’s far-right hate…, in reply to nzlemming,

    ...a bewilderbeest running with fake gnus...

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  • Hard News: Cannabis: Who owns Say Nope…,

    That Davies road address seems to be the MIT building and station (not that it’s numbered) – though it does seem to have other tenants – there is at least one law firm in the building – and both organisations (Say Nope to dope and FamFirst) have the same phone number…

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  • Hard News: Family Matters: a post about 2020, in reply to Russell Brown,

    David Farrier has done some sterling work in this area this year...

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Ewan Morris,

    'Statues" - That's trigger word for me - I just go Bonzo!

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Novel - it doesn't get much newer than that
    this year sure has bolstered McKenna's 'Novelty theory'

    Crown - for the virus and the TV show and a one party govt

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Rewarding competence, in reply to Thomas Lumley,

    I fail to see the relevance of your spurious cavil regarding The Lancet Public Health article.
    The Lancet Public Health is one of many specialist titles under the umbrella of The Lancet and all are held to the same high standards - "as trusted sources of information, the Lancet journals set extremely high standards for publishing, and we are committed to ensuring that our editorial processes meet our standards of excellence. "
    Ergo the content of The Lancet Public Health is in no way a diminished or somehow less reliable source of quality information or comment.

    I am puzzled by why you would try to blatantly claim or infer such a thing.

    Others may also be interested in this fine piece from the same source about Lessons from New Zealand's COVID-19 outbreak response
    (NB the author Alexis Robert is affiliated with the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London - no alleged log-rolling there then)

    and from another journal under the same umbrella - The Lancet Regional Health Western Pacific there is this fine analysis of NZ and Taiwan's responses and yes, naturally there are New Zealand and Taiwanese authors - one of which is Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard, a long time member of this parish I believe.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paula Bennett and the…, in reply to Shep Cheyenne,

    I suspect something odious died upstream in the local water supply catchment…
    also witness Michael Laws’ latest machinations – cui bono?
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/otago/121838296/selfish-otago-regional-council-chair-slammed-for-forcing-threeweek-stasis

    I’m more interested in who else Boag has been grooming for doing ‘dirty-work’ – why else was she feeding private information to a callow stripling like Walker?

    I wondered what was up on when she was pontificating in her cosy little ‘bully pulpit’ on The Panel (RNZ) last evening – she was tapping away angrily on her keyboard all through the show – now we know why!

    I trust RNZ will no longer invite her on to The Panel – They should only have commentators of good character and principle. – I for one would welcome such a move – she always made my skin crawl with her constant dismissing of sense and self serving dog-whistles.

    NEWSFLASH – Walker has withdrawn from the next election race – shame he won’t be able to try and disappear overseas for a while like the last ’useful idiot' in his electorate.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paula Bennett and the…,

    Over at Webworm, David Farrier has an Open Thread: is it more embarrassing to believe in Scientology, or QAnon?
    https://webworm.substack.com/p/open-thread-is-it-more-embarrassing/comments#comment-309983

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Radiation: Views June 27: Five Chasers…,

    The new Inverted version of _The Chase_ has got that same annoying part that makes _Tipping Point_ so irritating - repeating the question and answer and then repeating again as a question 'is that the right answer' then a pause - this only creates 'tension' once, after that it is just filler.
    Don't think I'll watch it again.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

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