Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Man at work...
    Reading this: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/100788520/trump-working-hard-or-hardly-working-during-shutdown I'm beginning to wonder if any day now it will be revealed that Trump (and all that that envelops) is really a time expansive private conceptual art project of Gilbert and Georgian-conceit - or maybe an amalgam of Jeff Koons/Damien Hirst and Billy Apple/Andy Warhol.
    Maybe a post-Dadaist/Situationist riff on High Office for the BBQ ribs set.
    Cutting edge stuff.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    NASA owes its Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Thelemite and Crowleyite Jack Parsons back in 1943.
    Famously shafted by L. Ron Hubbard
    He blew himself up in ’52. (aged 37)

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Now that Trump has allowed the US Government to grind to a halt , does that mean we will have another truncated Summer Research Season in Antarctica?
    Reliant as we are on military supply flights from the US's military base at Chchch Airport...

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  • Hard News: Trump 2018,

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    Icing the body eclectic...
    The sponge of truth...
    ...comb on over!

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  • Hard News: Trump 2018, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Bannon, is possibly more of a more of a wight or ghoul.

    Alt-wight, surely?
    ;- )

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  • Legal Beagle: If Australia Jumped off a…, in reply to Ian Pattison,

    Also, I like the idea of people being asked more often what they would like.

    What we need is an experiment in participatory democracy...

    :- )

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  • Hard News: Music: 2017 – this is not a list,

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/100411416/buster-stiggs-of-the-swingers-and-suburban-reptiles-dead-at-63

    Influential New Zealand musician Buster Stiggs has died. He was 63.
    Stiggs, real name Mark John Hough, was a founding member of The Swingers and a member of influential punk outfit Suburban Reptiles. He played drums on The Swingers' major hit Counting the Beat.

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  • Legal Beagle: If Australia Jumped off a…,

    To me the thing with postal ballots is that there is no real way of knowing that it was returned to the post/ballot box marked by the person to whom it was addressed.

    When delivering local community newsletters in Richmond Chchch during the ‘Flag Exercise’ I noticed many stuck in overfull letterboxes of empty houses – this may just have been a post-earthquke Chchch thing.

    They could also be just taken filled in and returned, or people who don’t give a toss could pass the form onto someone else to use their vote in aid of a particular outcome.

    People will try anything.

    I reckon at an election time (either local or national) is best – when people are more ‘civically aware’ and use the time up to that, to educate and engage the public.

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  • Hard News: Trump 2018,

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    Trump’s bowtie persona would be Richie Rich, while everyone wishes he were more like lookalike Stumbo…. - maybe a little less golf...

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  • Hard News: Trump 2018,

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    apologies to Hank Ketcham – chronicler of Trump’s childhood…

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