Posts by Alfie

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Radio With…,

    Jeez... that post brings back lots of fond Radio with Pix memories flooding back, Russell. It was a Sunday night institution. Get together with a group of friends, fire up the bong and settle back while Barry Jenkin brought us some pretty damn cool kiwi music.

    The show seemed to exist in spite of TVNZ as opposed to having any blessing from the powers that be. When a group of us decided to make the first videos for The Enemy we couldn't persuade TVNZ management to loan us the gear, so we (ahem) just borrowed it one Sunday afternoon... a couple of film cameras plus the sound and lighting gear. And we made some damn fine videos which we gave to RWP free of charge.

    No permission, no budget, just a love of music and a healthy dose of anarchy. Those were the daze.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1340 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Retraction: Three Strikes…,

    Identity theft specialist and former ACT MP David Garrett continues to rely on the original and inaccurate stats referred to in the post above to support spurious arguments from SST's Garth McVicar.

    In his long-term role as lawyer for the SST, Garrett sent "a string of abusive text messages" to the Herald's David Fisher, claiming that three strikes "works superbly". He forwarded statistics to back up his case.

    However it seems that Garrett was unaware that the stats he referenced were based on bad data from the Ministry of Justice which had since been completely discredited.

    Relying on innaccurate stats... vitriolic abuse and petty name calling... now we all know who the tosser is.

    Full story here

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1340 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…,

    Doing his best to dig an even deeper hole, Giuliani says $130k payment to Stormy Daniels was “a nuisance payment”.

    “I never thought $130,000 was a real payment… people don't go away for $130,000."

    https://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/exclusive-rudy-giuliani-revelations-trump-stormy-daniels-case-54970086
    (quote starts around 3:40")

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…,

    After wasting too much time reading Trump related stories for the past year or more, I get the feeling that the end game has finally begun. It's like the best of Breaking Bad and Law & Order wrapped into one, with less believable characters, of course. Future historians are going to have a field day with this sloppy lot.

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

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    (Stuff front page today)

    Some things don't come easy once you realise you're a wanker.

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

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    Probably just as well as they seem to think that a story about film piracy in Australia belongs in the Chch 'Rebuild' section of The Press website.!!!

    The Herald ain't much better. Anything south of Pokeno seems to qualify as the South Island to their highly trained team.

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

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    Either the National Party fanclub had a disagreement over breakfast, or they decided to have a bob each way to cover any eventuality. And does anybody really care?

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  • Hard News: The climate changed,

    Key biographer John Roughan confuses climate with weather in a misguided Herald rant.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1340 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new medical cannabis law…,

    Prof Paul Smith from the University of Otago Medical School has called for wider access to medicinal cannabis than the proposed law currently allows. In particular, he suggests that non-terminal patients, not just the terminally ill, would benefit greatly from medicinal cannabis.

    Judging by his qualifications, Prof Smith is an expert in this area.

    Prof Smith is a professor of neuropharmacology at the Otago department of pharmacology and toxicology, is the author of a book titled Cannabis on the Brain, and is a principal researcher at the Brain Research New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1340 posts Report Reply

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

    Metres... miles... easy to confuse, eh.

    It's around 80km to the West Coast as the crow flies. From a 100m viewpoint you can see around 36km so the only sea view you're likely to find in QT would entail standing on the top of an 500m+ tower block. And there are not too many of those in QT... yet.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1340 posts Report Reply

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