Senseless Sentencing, GRB 090423, Titikowaru
Katherine Ryan's interview with Jennifer Walsh: JW said there is no connection between crime and economics -this absurdity should have been caught - JW then said something about low crime states being 'rural'.
JW said 'a few' then said 7000 people had these 25yr sentences. KR asked about non-violent offences being included, JW said something like 'absolutely not' then immediately said ' serious and violent' offences being required. 'Serious' begs the question.
Many other verbal absurdities from JW, i trust you will publish a transcript so a full critique can be made.tencing
I have a deep disdain for "sensible sentencing" rednecks who brought this execrable person here
vitamin e USA mail order 400 IU 250 Sgels USD$7.99 = NZD$13 5.2c nz each NZ price around 32c NZ vitamins have not responded to the great vitamin price fixing scandal of ca 1998, they just keep gauging the public
care Swanson does onsell your email, so create a special account
Most Distant Object : Gamma Ray Burster
Analysis of the light spectrum ... redshift of 8.2 = 13.035 billion light-years
GRB 090423 was detected by Swift on 23 April.so
...and debate continues about NATURE embargoes - anyway I just found out about it now...
.... also there are rumours about Kepler's discovery of Water-temp planets, but these delays may be concerns about accuracy, rather than Georg von Holtzbrinck Capitalism hiding publicly funded telescope data.
..1999 - Holtzbrinck completes the purchase of Macmillan Publishing Ltd. Nature Publishing Group
I have never loved Scientific American much since the Holtzbrincks bought it. I had a sub when I was 15... sea mail, but a dellight ...Genetic code, eightfold way, lasers... the 60s were fab. The mag had adverts for jet fighters .... I always wondered if the market for jet fighters was broad enough to justify the ads...
Sadly SciAm is now a thin, popular shadow of its grand days.
has an overview of publishing houses
Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA) clearly reveals the presence of a rotating molecular disk orbiting the young binary star system V4046 Sagittarii. The SMA images provide an unusually vivid snapshot of the process of formation of giant planets, comets, and Pluto-like bodies. The results also confirm that such objects may just as easily form around double stars as around single stars like our Sun.
Pilot ACE Computer
One of the earliest general-purpose electronic computers, Pilot ACE ran its first programme on 10 May 1950.__________________________________________________
[NZ is full of un-imaginative European names "The North Island" "The Terrace" "Northland" "The Desert Rd" ] Later, when Father had switched to the much more nimble English car - a Ford Zephyr, we would examine each passing 48 Ford to see if it was 'ours'.
Those unwieldy V8s became popular with "bodgies" . They were often called "Maori cars" in the simple racist vernacular of the age. we did see it a few times, for a few years. Dont recall if it was driven by Maori.
[sigh,... the original site for this ford pic refused linkage, so of course I stole the picture and wont spread the site name. Why are people so dense onn the interweb? even the USADoD refused a link to a picture of a gun... what do they believe they are protecting? the continued existence of this blog is limited by images, which I an too lazy to steal, becoming dead links. ]
Michael Sandel, Reith Lecturer 2009,
on the "Pacific Solution" Aus dumping refugees on Nauru nb USA is now dumping Xray victims on Pulau, possibly not locked up?:
MICHAEL SANDEL: Prima facie, I find it appalling. But if some experiment were done of this kind, then I would want not only to count the number of refugees who were given asylum under the the refugees, the attitude toward immigrants, the quality of life and the self-esteem of the refugees and of immigrants. Those are among the things that I would want to look at.bbc
Shakir working for CentrAm children
John Voight "denouncing President Obama as a dangerous radical " easy to see why Angelina doesnt talk to the creep
At school in the 1950s we were not taught the name of the great chief Titokowaru
We were taught about the "savage" Hauhaus who believed themselves immune to musket balls.
The Taranaki wars were only 90 years in the past, the fear in Wellington too recent. An earlier chief , Te Rauparaha, was much feared in early Wellington.
Te Rauparaha probably believed he had the rights to Wellington, but his fighting days were over by 1840 I guess. They say his canoe landed at the bottom of my street, Mulgrave st, and he had a drink at the Thistle Inn, where my grandfather drank 100 years later.
Nowadays Hauhau is rarely mentioned, but Titikowaru is. Tito kowaru lost an eye in an early daylight raid on a Brit post, subsequently believed strongly in musket balls. The Kaiser sent spies out to investigate his massive entrenchments, hence the trench warfare in Europe.
Corrugated iron covered with dirt could resist the field artillary pieces that the Colonial forces dregged up
Maori TV had an interview with a canny descendent of Tito kowaru ( or possibly the husband of a descendent) He was cagey about the chiefs burial place. Reports of grave robbers selling the heads of Rangatira still rankle.
Kimble Bent was a white man who loaded cartridges for Tito kowaru... his yarn is at
Tito kowaru's mighty Taurangaika Pa