Anne Salmond: Covid-19 and clickbait

CovidTel

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Michael Woodhouse still can’t provide evidence of his apocryphal ‘homeless man’ staying for free in quarantine. Dame Anne Salmond argues the Opposition and media need to be better in throwing around such claims.

It is now 12 days since the National Party’s spokesman on health, Michael Woodhouse, claimed two women who . . . → Read More: Anne Salmond: Covid-19 and clickbait

On The Media Collusion With National’s Attack Lines

Ardern & Bloomfield

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Friday, 26 June 2020, 10:59 am Article: Gordon Campbell

For most of the past week, any consumer of this country’s management of Covid-19 would think New Zealand was actually Brazil, or Texas. The media language has been full of claims of “botches” at the border, and laxness and inexcusable errors that . . . → Read More: On The Media Collusion With National’s Attack Lines

Yes Greta, there is a fascist clause.

We all saw it. A young woman stands up at the UN and makes a speech. Instantly she is told to shut up, grow up and learn up.

Old men everywhere are suddenly woke and upset that someone said something they didn’t like or agree with.

A loudmouth chorus reaches crescendo level within minutes of . . . → Read More: Yes Greta, there is a fascist clause.

Good Old Dad

Dad and Mum

My Dad was a classic kiwi bloke.

He was a freezing worker, but before that he did a bootmaking apprenticeship. But he could earn more money in the meat export trade. And he needed more money because he had 7 hungry kids to feed.

He liked a bet, and he . . . → Read More: Good Old Dad

Ihumatāo Land Protection

All around the world we see scenes of conflict over land issues. Of sovereignty. If we turn on talkback radio we here absolute rubbish from idiots like Sean Plunket telling us Ihumatāo is about revolutionaries trying to overthrow the system and trying bring down capitalism. And idiots will buy this line of utter shit. . . . → Read More: Ihumatāo Land Protection

Solving The Photofinish Riddle

How are the images formed? Unlike still, movie or video cameras, the photofinish camera has no shutter and there are no frames. The capture is continuous. In place of a shutter, the photofinish camera has a narrow line of sensors behind the lens, aligned on the finishline. Using a digital scan (up to 2000 times per second) the Finishlynx system continuously captures an image of the extremely narrow (approximately 5mm) strip of track, which is the finishline. In essence this is a photograph of time and whatever passes the finishline during capture becomes a part of that image. All parts (nose, tail, hooves, ears, saddle, jockey ? the lot) of all horses in the photofinish image are right on the line. . . . → Read More: Solving The Photofinish Riddle

The Importance Of Being Eno

There are a couple of songs that were game changers for me. As a kid I saw The Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night and the idea of girls chasing me down the street had great appeal and I thought I should be in a band some day. So every time I hear that first chord I am reminded of that moment. . . . → Read More: The Importance Of Being Eno

It’s Bigger Than Texas

These annual parties/concerts have been going on now since my old band mates from the late 70’s Dave Arrowsmith and Warren Cate and I dusted off some of our old punk rock songs, put a small vocal PA on the front deck at Waikaretu and used bedside lamps to light the way so we didn’t fall over each other. Every year they get a little bigger, and a lot better. . . . → Read More: It’s Bigger Than Texas

Once Upon A Time…

Exposures Online

A very, very long time ago, when the internet was very young, I started building websites. That stuff is easy now but back in the mid 90’s it was all very new. I still do some websites, mainly for close friends and clients I have been working with for nearly 2 decades. And I have always had Exposures as a personal website. Exposures has changed a lot over the years and now it’s just a simple blog. back in the day it was an important website for horse racing people. It got awards. And stuff. . . . → Read More: Once Upon A Time…

Proud To Be A New Zealander?

This is the country that led the world in equal suffrage, and stood up to the might of the United States to make a principled stand on nuclear armed warships entering our ports. When the French government were conducting atmospheric tests in the Pacific Islands and used their military to engage in acts of violence against New Zealanders with the courage to protest our government sent a naval frigate with a cabinet minister on board to protect our countrymen. This is the country where a Labour government denied visas to a rugby team to play apartheid sport and when a National Government supported apartheid sport this is the country where over a million people stood up to be counted. In fact on every important issue of principle over several generations New Zealanders have stood up and taken a decent stand and have demonstrated to the world that we are capable of thinking for ourselves and expressing our own point of view, even if it is at odds with others. . . . → Read More: Proud To Be A New Zealander?