Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Speaker: Low-quality language on immigration, in reply to Farmer Green,

    A classical education , NZ- style was still available in the 1970s....
    It seems to be about that time . . . creative destruction it is sometime called

    Signal to noise goes out of whack, mass media,
    new technology enables unprecedented access,
    which swamps the receptors and dilutes the focus
    ...too much information!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Low-quality language on immigration, in reply to Farmer Green,

    dumbed-down the schooling system. ....
    If the purpose was a docile , dull , distracted , and deluded populace, the better to rob the people of anything and everything, and ultimately to render common folk expendable . . . . well, nice work so far

    Didn't Nikki Kaye just scrap the 'docile system'?
    Oh hang on, I need a vowel movement...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new establishment,

    Here is some illuminating reading on many relevant matters - The latest issue of CAFCA's Watchdog is now on-line.
    http://www.converge.org.nz/watchdog/44/index44.html

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    So does the husband of a dame get some sort of title?

    Teal deer - No!
    That link above does say this:

    Husband of a dame
    The husband of a dame is not accorded a courtesy title. A dame and her husband would jointly be addressed as: Dame Joan and Mr John Grant, or Mr John and Dame Joan Grant.
    In the case of a dame who does not use her husband’s surname, the joint form of address would be: Dame Joan Grant and Mr John Smith.
    [The use of a courtesy title by the spouse of a dame has been the subject of lengthy debate and study in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. No satisfactory solution to this anomaly has been found.]

    As to Elton's husband - The Guardian weighs in here:
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/shortcuts/2016/apr/05/titles-and-tiaras-what-should-we-call-the-husbands-of-knights

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to izogi,

    Politik has given a lengthier sequence of events between DIA and MFAT and Ministers

    in which it says:

    Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern says that Hipkins had been asked to ask the question by an acquaintance in the Australian Labor Party.

    Just heard Penny Wong on the radio saying that they never asked for questions to be asked in Parliament.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201854934

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to izogi,

    I’d really like to see Peter Dunne and Gerry Brownlee quizzed for their perspective on why DIA and MFAT acted as they did.

    Considering Brownlee is Bishop's lapdog (judging by his interactions so far) perhaps he thought he was 'helping'...

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  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to steven crawford,

    Sir ordinary, everyday guy,

    Even out of office Key doesn’t heed his own department’s advice…

    "The thing I like about the knighthood is more that it become Lady Bronagh….

    uh John – check this first

    The wife of a knight may use the courtesy title of “Lady” before her surname, provided she uses her husband’s surname. For example, the wife of Sir John Smith is: Lady Smith.
    To distinguish between other women with the same name and title, it may be necessary to use a forename; e.g. Mary, Lady Smith.

    https://www.dpmc.govt.nz/our-programmes/new-zealand-royal-honours/honours-lists-and-recipients/information-honours-recipients/titles-styles-knights-dames

    Just what is it with National MPs inability to accept expert advice?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    His world-view relies on a classic strategy of ignorance.

    Much like some Australian politicians I can think of...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to John Farrell,

    my ancestry,

    I'm thinking that the real upside of this whole Barnaby Joyce citizenship row will be extra business for Ancestry.com - I can picture their new ad campaign now...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A thundering clash of,

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman sits down for a live chat with Stuff at midday regarding mental health. today Aug 15.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/95781530/Today-in-politics

    He was in fine fickle form in his rare appearance on Morning Report today - trying to push the blame back on PSA and Etu for agreeing to the government's insistence that mental health workers not be included in Aged Care workers pay rise.

    The unions have to pick their fights and win where they can for their members - he needs to explain why they specifically wanted to exclude mental health workers (especially as they have just tried to say they really do care in yesterday's policy release on mental health. )
    Does he also think there are no aged people with mental health issues?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7419 posts Report Reply

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