Posts by Phil Mackie

  • Island Life: A Special Public Address Message,

    And me. I have been a 'free rider' on Public Address for years now. It is (Almost) the least I could do!!

    Lyall Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 4 posts Report

  • Hard News: Bad men,

    3410 noted...

    My thoughts now are with every poor bastard who’s been on the receiving end of a prosecution based on evidence provided by these clearly disreputable men.

    Mr Rickards as I understand it was an undercover drug squad officer?? In that case there could be many of these 'poor bastards'. Consider the following hypothetical exchange:

    Defence Lawyer. Constable Rickards, can you tell the jury whether you were under the influence of Marijuana/Cocaine/Insert drug of choice at the time?

    Constable Rickards. No sir, I simulated using Marijuana/Cocaine/Insert drug of choice.

    There you have it - the big lie, under oath, in front of a Judge and jury. Use 'Simulate' in a conversation with any former undercover drug agent, and watch the reaction - it is a joke statement.

    Lyall Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 4 posts Report

  • Flying Nun Moments,

    There have been many over the years, but one of the more memorable was way back near the start of my working life when I had to go to Auckland with a colleague to do a couple of days work, and had 2 nights to spend....


    Last night
    K Road
    His choice

    Goodbye Clean
    Hello Chills
    My choice

    Caught the same show in Wellington at the old Terminus Tavern too. Sublime. Can't remember the name of the Auckland Venue.

    Lyall Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 4 posts Report

  • OnPoint: Fisking for Asians,

    Don't be too upset Keith - it's only DC after all, and she don't make much sense at the best of times. The article says much more about her really.

    I have a few friends from Asia (No, really!), and we frequently use the 'You all look the same to me' argument in both directions - good fun, but it aint really the same as in your article is it.

    I always look out for the use of 'opportunity cost' in an argument, as it is most often abused by those who live in a permanant state of outrage. Dissapointing to see this drivel in a nationally circulated magazine though. It must be quite demoralising.

    Lyall Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 4 posts Report