smalldeer has questions about apples

Aug. 17th, 2017 07:00 pm
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oh and a warm apple. like, a really warm apple. warmer than my teeth when i bit into it. no offense but. why. did they microwave this apple? did they store it in a dragon's mouth before allowing me to purchase it? did this apple recently return from a trip to the surface of the sun?

Context is the slings and arrows of working in the food service industry.

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"New Zealand law has made every Australian citizen incapable of being elected to, or serving in, the
Australian Parliament. It's not just Barnaby Joyce: It's everyone!"


section 44 of the [Australian] constitution, which states that anybody "under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power" would be disqualified from entering federal parliament


"Under recent and little-noticed changes to New Zealand law, Australian citizens now don't need a visa to live, study or work in the Land of the Long White Cloud. That's right: Any Australian citizen is entitled to live, study and work there," Angyal said.

"That means we're ALL entitled to the rights and privileges of a subject of New Zealand -- not a citizen, with the attached rights and privileges such as voting -- but to be a subject of that country, living there, subject to New Zealand law, working or studying. And there's no doubt that New Zealand is a foreign power."

Angyal argued that under this New Zealand offer, and other such laws in other countries around the world, all Australian citizens are inadvertently in breach of section 44.

"You don't have to have the rights and privileges of a subject of a foreign power -- you just have to be entitled to those rights and privileges," Angyal wrote.

Asymmetric action

Aug. 17th, 2017 11:47 am
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Via a friend elseweb:

"Always remember: It may take a work crew or a mob to take a statue down, but it only takes one person about ten minutes to epoxy a dildo to one."
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This is wonderful.

"Did you know there are more than 60 public access routes through private buildings in central Auckland?

The routes exist to allow for private development in areas where public access may otherwise be restricted. They are known as ‘through links’, and they include public viewing decks, plazas and access to privately owned artworks."

Life on crutches

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:34 am
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This is the view from our local dairy. I normally walk there in just under five minutes. Today, on crutches, it took me 21. Knackered now.

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D.O.P.-T.

Aug. 13th, 2017 06:08 am
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The dog escaped out the side door for the second time—I was trying to out out the trash. She went scooting down the driveway on one side of the car. The stripey feral cat shot out from under a bush on the other side of the car and continued until safely across the street. The dog didn't notice and continued toward the park; I eventually recaptured her and hauled her back. If she'd spotted a squirrel in a tree on the way, it would have been a lot faster.

D.O.P.-T.

Aug. 10th, 2017 08:57 pm
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This morning it still wasn't light enough to turn off the outside light at work by the time my relief arrived. And the first evidence of squirrel digging in the lawn and in the grass at the park.

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Aug. 10th, 2017 08:54 pm
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I don't think I've seen Mr. and Mrs. Mallard at all this year. Hope they just found a nicer place to set up housekeeping.
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Those are the words of Makoto Tokuyama the chef at Cocoro, the place for Japanese food in Auckland. It's from a Metro article where writer Courteney Peters followed the life at Cocoro for a week. It's a superb read.

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