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# 2346910 31-Oct-2019 18:02
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Police officer's daughter accused of money laundering, drug dealing

 

Not the headline, but this in the article:

 

The woman appeared briefly in the Palmerston North District Court on Thursday, with Judge Jim Large granting her electornically monitored bail.


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According to the RNZ we have a new Solicitor General, I'm not sure the incumbent nor the person named know of the change. Take a look at the caption on the photo and then Google who our Solicitor General really is.

 

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/402228/transport-agency-orders-probe-into-rail-project-leaks 





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  # 2347389 1-Nov-2019 19:57
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floydbloke:

 

I stole this of Facebook but it looks genuine.  Actual article has now been fixed.  I'm guessing the original may have come about from sort of speech-to-text app that doesn't understand maori placenames.

 

 

Regarding the original article (about two councillors getting an equal number of votes), the losing candidate "said she was disappointed but accepted there was nothing she could do". That "nothing" was apparently to request a recount, where she has now come out one vote ahead. Go figure.


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  # 2347604 2-Nov-2019 14:06
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Not so much the headline as the credulity of the NZH to accept without thought and publish...

 

Following the SkyCity fire, staff at the casino were concerned about the health effects of the smoke and didn't want to return to work. SkyCity had the air tested, and based on the fact that it had normal amounts of oxygen, CO2, and [some other gas I can't remember] asserted that it was safe.

 

No mention of carcinogens or toxins or particulates... so long as there's enough oxygen and not to much CO2, it's fine. Brought to you by the Delhi (or Beijing or Djakarta or other 3rd-word smog-hole) school of journalism.

 

 


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Not so much the headline as the credulity of the NZH to accept without thought and publish...

 

Following the SkyCity fire, staff at the casino were concerned about the health effects of the smoke and didn't want to return to work. SkyCity had the air tested, and based on the fact that it had normal amounts of oxygen, CO2, and [some other gas I can't remember] asserted that it was safe.

 

No mention of carcinogens or toxins or particulates... so long as there's enough oxygen and not to much CO2, it's fine. Brought to you by the Delhi (or Beijing or Djakarta or other 3rd-word smog-hole) school of journalism.

 

 

 

 

Of course they would. Can't have the business not being able to operate now could we, have to keep the Roulette wheels turning.





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Insane story

An Alaskan moose hunter beat the odds at the Supreme Court. It cost $1.5 million.

Washington Post, By Robert Barnes

Moose hunter John Sturgeon serves as both inspiration and warning for anyone who has ever gotten worked up over a perceived injustice and vowed to fight it “all the way to the Supreme Court.”

An inspiration because Sturgeon took on the federal government and — not once but twice — beat the odds to get the high court to accept his case and rule in his favor.

Why a warning? Because Sturgeon’s 12-year, only-in-Alaska battle to travel on a forbidden hovercraft through national parkland to his favorite hunting spot cost well north of $1.5 million.

...The money covered things such as the $20,891.89 bill to print legal documents exactly as the Supreme Court requires. To reimburse the $11,063.25 in hotel costs for Sturgeon’s lawyers to hone their strategy at three moot courts in Washington. To pay for 3,691 hours of legal work at the law firms that have represented him since 2011.
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And another strange story in the Washington Post. Must be a slow news day.

The cautionary political tale of Iceland’s last McDonald’s burger that simply won’t rot, even after 10 years

One of Northern Europe’s arguably most distinctive exports is “slow TV”: real-time recordings of train journeys, ferry crossings or the migration of reindeer, which regularly draw record audiences.

Among perhaps the most successful — and least exciting — examples of that genre is the live stream of a McDonald’s cheeseburger with fries. At its peak, it drew 2 million viewers a month. The only element on the screen that moves, however, is the time display.

The burger looks the same way, hour after hour.

As of this week, it has looked like that for 10 years.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/11/02/tale-icelands-last-mcdonalds-burger-that-simply-wont-rot-even-years-after-company-pulled-out-country/

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“Shocking Chase Secret Revealed” - NZ Herald 7 Nov 19

 

From the TV quiz series The Chase, the secret is......wait for it..... that the professional quizzers on the show revise information for 3-4 hours a day. Who would have thought? I guess “Shocking” means something different at NZH.





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  # 2357262 19-Nov-2019 13:40
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Well I knew the NZ media had an inflated sense of its own self importance, but this pretty much takes the cake.....

 

"Stuff has New Zealand's biggest online news audience and is also one of the biggest digital sites, comparable with YouTube, Google and Facebook."

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/117534515/kiwishare-model-mooted-to-protect-journalism-in-new-nzmestuff-takeover-bid


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The Herald runs a story about people lacking basic general knowledge (ironic) and ask a spelling question in which they give away the answer. Even worse, some people still get the answer wrong! Please tell me they deliberately chose the wrong answer just to be sassy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2357486 19-Nov-2019 21:10
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Journeyman:

 

The Herald runs a story about people lacking basic general knowledge (ironic) and ask a spelling question in which they give away the answer. Even worse, some people still get the answer wrong! Please tell me they deliberately chose the wrong answer just to be sassy.

 

Same survey on Stuff as a matter of interest.


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  # 2357625 20-Nov-2019 08:14
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Stuff website front page:

 

 

Clicks through to story on US Consumer Reports ratings. IOW a complete waste of time unless you're considering emigrating, and even then next to useless.

 

 




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From Stuff: Saddle Rd reopens following traffic delays caused by truck crash near Woodville

 

A truck and trailer crashed on the road between Woodville and Ashhurst about 4.40pm on Tuesday morning, five minutes outside of Woodville.


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  # 2360973 26-Nov-2019 14:57
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From Stuff: Saddle Rd reopens following traffic delays caused by truck crash near Woodville

 

A truck and trailer crashed on the road between Woodville and Ashhurst about 4.40pm on Tuesday morning, five minutes outside of Woodville.

 

 

Of course it should read "A truck and trailer crashed on the road 5 minutes out of Woodville toward Ashhurst  about 4.40am on Tuesday"

 

Of course the whole sentence should be taken out and shot... but at least it looks like I can speak English.





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