Posts by Ian Dalziel

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

    And remember who “the press” are:

    Strictly speaking this list is ‘the Media’
    and leaves many of 'the Press' out
    The Washington Post
    The New York Times
    The Guardian
    The Independent

    (and The ODT )
    all have different ownership models
    (Family business, Russian oligarch, cooperatives, etc)

    not to mention Condé Nast’s stable of publications….

    plus many more I have forgotten I'm sure

    ;- )

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  • Speaker: Broadcasting and the Public Interest,

    One thing leads to another…*
    I’ve just been reading through Christopher Fowler’s ‘Bryant and May’ series – highly recommended for the inner polymath and fact hoarder – a comment at his website lead me to this marvellous piece of Live New Yorker copy editing…
    WATCH: Andrew Boynton copy-edits recent speeches by Donald Trump.
    the video is at the bottom of the linked RomCom in the Age of Trump piece.

    Should be live on television, I could watch for hours, as he just cuts away the crazy….

    * I put this on the 'Next four years' thread, but methinks it's relevant here too,
    - I'd hate to see these skills disappear (or be subverted).

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    One thing leads to another...
    I've just been reading through Christopher Fowler's 'Bryant and May' series - highly recommended for the inner polymath and fact hoarder - a comment at his website lead me to this marvellous piece of Live New Yorker copy editing...
    WATCH: Andrew Boynton copy-edits recent speeches by Donald Trump.
    the video is at the bottom of the linked RomCom in the Age of Trump piece.

    Should be live on television, I could watch for hours, as he just cuts away the crazy....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7157 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Meth houses and stigma,

    Oblivious to the facts the Health Dept put out Stuff seems to be continuing the support for decontaminating houses after meth use (rather than manufacture) from yesterday’s Waikato Times (web) ...or at least blurring the difference – this was allegedly a ‘Business’ article.

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  • Speaker: Broadcasting and the Public Interest,

    As a mere taxpayer I couldn’t possibly comment without first knowing what our Union and chapel leader, Jordan Williams, thinks…

    <doffs cap>

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  • Access: A letter from Aunt Daisy about…, in reply to B.O. Bumble,

    The rot started years ago - when they first started putting clueless managers in charge, and some staff there asked questions, but nobody stood up for them and they were forced out - this is where that leads!

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  • Hard News: I tried Sativex: it was no…,

    sativexatious ponderings
    Perhaps you needed a repeatable low level nerve pain event to gauge and compare the neural feedback... - hammer on finger or similar.

    ...also you are high-functioning professional male.
    I suspect lesser mortals could be tempted to 'neck it' just in case there is a high...
    Any change of state may be preferable to quotidian life under a National Government, for some...
    ;- )

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why Soulfest…,

    Transuranic half life...

    Radio Active, the station that championed the Wellington sound for almost 40 years, is facing closure.
    Unless someone stepped in to take the reins of the money-losing station by March 15, the dial would go quiet at 88.6FM, company director Nicholas Bagnall said.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/89338035/days-numbered-for-wellingtons-radio-active

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why Soulfest…,

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    Blair Parkes & Cardigan Bay are rocking out on Sumner Beach this Saturday (tomorrow) at 3.30, along with Amiria Grenell, The Wendys, Bryony Matthews, Indigo Wolf and the amazing Ben Baird.

    Magic!

    1pm – Othersun
    130pm – Indigo Wolf
    2pm – Bryony Matthews
    230pm - Ben Baird
    3pm - Amiria Grenell
    330pm – Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay
    4pm – The Wendys

    Cool !!

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  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    Elizabeth Warren

    She was muzzled yesterday in a fine piece of Catch-22ism (and ugly gamesmanship) – for allegedly impugning the reputation of another senator – although the senator was in this context a nominee for another position, Attorney General.
    So she should be able to raise any matters pertaining to his suitability for the job.
    ‘Not so’ say The Men!

    Under Donald Trump, the GOP has completed its transformation into the party of white resentment, the party of white reaction, the party of Redemption.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/02/why_mitch_mcconnell_muzzled_elizabeth_warren_and_coretta_scott_king.html

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