Re: The unvarnished and unfolding truth according to .... Global Operating Devices. And I Kid U Not
Why can I only upvote this once?
I have no idea what it means, but it is still poetry.
113 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009
Why can I only upvote this once?
I have no idea what it means, but it is still poetry.
I think it's charming how various commenters keep trying to make distinctions between Republicans and Democrats, as if there's any difference.
It's just rich people buying the levers of power.
Once again my total boycott of Sony pays off.
I was wondering that too. We keep being told that Android phones are a race to the bottom in terms of price and profit, so maybe Samsung know something we don't.
Or they are just throwing good money after bad.
The other issue I have with this is that Australia was crawling with massive carnivores at the time, and getting away from them was (presumably) a priority for prey animals.
I was hoping the Demon Duck of Doom might have been a predator of these fellows, but they were around 15 million years ago.
I'm not worried, my boss knows I'm a total bastard.
Chimps are not monkeys, they're apes.
Don't leave us in suspense, is Derek going to be ok?
I'm not sure you really want Cameron Slater in the UK. As noted above, he's not really credible in any real sense, he is a paid shill for the extreme right here in NZ. As for the list in your post, he's a member of a fair few of them.
So from the ESA's nice graphic, the comet's orbit doesn't seem to go a whole lot further out than Jupiter. I had an idea that comets were from the Oort cloud or the Kuiper belt, so I've learnt something today.
"To avoid any further misunderstanding, we are re-directing our giving from the Kaitz dinner to the Foundation’s unrestricted funds which largely supports their programs."
I'm pretty sure I didn't misunderstand at all. An attempt to bribe an FCC commissioner has been made public, and the corporation involved has had to back off.
Not much to misunderstand there really.
Leave him alone Arctic Fox, he's the new amanfrommars. Best entertainment I've today so far.
There is also the awful corrupt Royal family and their bullying Lèse majesté laws. Outside the scope of this article, but worthy of mention.
It is called The Hauraki Gulf, also New Zealand is not "sparsely populated", there are dozens of us.
Both the Japanese and US farmers know that the New Zealand dairy industry would more or less put them out of business if they get rid of tariffs.
The New Zealand farmers know that neither the Japanese nor US Governments are stupid and so the tariffs won't go.
Not entirely Continental, the brave boys of New Zealand were the second to conquer German territory in the Great War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_German_Samoa
Not that it did the Samoans much good, but still.
Apart from Kupe of course. (If he existed).
I'm not going to justify the British conquest of India, but they didn't actually conquer a nation called India. They actually conquered a whole mess of large and small kingdoms and principalities and called it India. If the British, (and the French) hadn't bothered or been able to, India might look more like Europe about now.
This gives something of the flavour of the times:
Wow, http://www.missiontoamerica.com is awesome, it has completely changed my World view. As part of the explanation for vegetarian dinosaurs, he says "Big, sharp teeth do not mean an animal is a meat eater." which is correct of course, just think of sharks, no wait, think of tigers, um, no... lions. Well he did mention bears, so I suppose he must be right.
Just by the way, I have a 100,000,000 Mark note from December 1920. An old German bloke lived next door to my Grandma, and when he died, she cleaned out his house, as he had no family. She gave it to me, and no its still pretty much worthless.
Several mistakes here, Hitler's best election result was in March 1933 with 44% of the vote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Party#Federal_election_results
The German economy had been on the road to disaster for several years, this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Mason#The_.22Flight_into_war.22_theory
may or may not be true, but it's more compelling then Hitler's reason's for war.
Not sure what you mean by "their national data". Pretty sure Hitler didn't invent the internet. It was Al Gore as any fule no.
I have become quite used to seeing otherwise well dressed young men wearing what looks like their Grandfather's cardigan around the place. I know they think they're being "ironic", but really in a few years time they'll look at all those Facebook pictures and be very embarrassed.
in the East Islands of Oz where we have "parallel import" rules, meaning other players in the market can buy and sell freely. In reality this does not always mean cheaper goods however.
A bottle of Spitfire cost me $NZ4.95 last week in Auckland, and about the same in pounds last year in London, so you might be better off here after all. A decent pint of proper English ale in a pub is a bit harder to find however, not impossible tho'. Come and have a look, we'd love to see you.
I'm not sure that last statement is true, (but it might be). I am reminded however of seeing the current Prime Minister in public a year or so ago, and when a voter called him a series of extremely rude, (and fairly accurate) names, the security detail made no move to prevent access, they just moved a little closer to prevent a physical altercation. I thought that was very well done.
You might find the reference here: http://www.popehat.com/
They have covered this saga very well.
$6 Billion profit in one 3 month period isn't enough?
Good Lord! A polite, well reasoned response in a (potential) flame war.
Its very cool that there's a Dunedin brewery in Florida. Shame there's no Florida brewery in Dunedin.
Funnily enough we had a TV show called Radio with Pictures in the early 1980's.
Have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMfOgxLgDiY
This gives a quick potted history: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD-t6j9-yVM
Not sure I agree that the Dotcom trial has got less visceral, and while I might agree that he's trying to stir controversy, he has had nothing but wins against what might loosely be called the New Zealand Government. It's all rather hilarious for us down under, until we remember that when he wins all those law suits he is bringing, we'll be the ones paying the damages from our taxes.
Just a wee tip for Pakeha reading this from outside Aotearoa. It's pronounced "Hungy" rather than "Hangy".
Hope that helps.
You are right about parts of the UK looking a bit like parts of NZ. I was a bit surprised how similar Cornwall is to bits of the North Island when I visited earlier this year. However the thing that really struck me was how old and eroded the UK looks. Probably a result of being occupied by humans for so long as much as anything.
Thanks for the videos to illustrate the meteor shower I missed, but the second one has got me really angry. Seriously, "Video's by Jere" makes me want to F***ing shout and F***ing swear. Why does that need an apostrophe?
It makes no difference whether you're doing business through the internet or a bricks and morter shop in NZ. You must follow the Consumer Guarantees Act, which says (among other things) that you must honour the advertised price. If the advertised price is a mistake, tough. Apple will lose this.
There's just one small mistake in an otherwise good post. It should read "I dont understand science that good". Thanks.
Quite right, don't forget Taupo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatepe_eruption
One of the few events in New Zealand that anyone overseas actually noticed.
Quite right. I was under theimpression they were interbreeding near Lyttleton the port of Christchurch, but can't find a link. I did find this however: http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article/?id=20120
I'm not entirely sure that they were not as well handled, Omaha in particular was strongly defended, and the Rangers that scaled the cliffs were IMO very brave and determined men. However, my Dad fought alongside Americans in North Africa in 1943 (I think), and he a quite low opinion of their abilities.
Slightly off topic, but if the Nexus 7 is $199 in US money, why is it $439 in NZ money, when the exchange rate should make it about $246 in our money? I'd buy one, but not at that price.
Nope, we sent artillary to Vietnam, a good friend of my mother in law's fought there. Also some Engineers I think. Anyway, we can't be nuked, we have a nuclear free law. So there.
The CPS are bit optimistic really. Surely Andy and Rebecca are far too rich to convicted?
Red Dwarf is a documentary, surely?
Quite right, and from the Chinese Government's point of view, keeping China politically whole is the only goal. China has a long and turbulent history, and during the frequent periods of unrest and weak central control it has tended to break up into warring states run by warlords. The death tolls have been awful at times. Just look at:
This one is bit more recent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiping_Rebellion#Death_toll
I think the Chinese have long memories, and don't want to go back to that.
I think I meant Korean by the way. LOL.
Not disagreeing with you, but I can't help wondering what the Koprean for "LOL, thx Nokia" is?
Yup, Venus is transparent.
It's certainly got cooler in the last few months where I am. Of course that might just be weather, rather than climate.
We had something similar in New Zealand in the late 70's. Everyone had a coloured sticker on their windscreen with a day of the week printed on it, on that day you couldn't drive your car at all, they were called "Carless Days". It was part of a weird economic policy thought up by a raving lunatic who was our Prime Minister. He also instituted a price and wage freeze in an attempt to prevent inflation. That didn't work terribly well either.
Can I nominate this as the worst movie ever. Its only redeeming factor was that the very annoying main character died at the end, so no sequel. Yay.