Banksy set up a stall in New York to sell his art on canvas, basically giving it away for $60 a piece.
Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each.
He has few takers until a Kiwi girl strolls by and purchases two. Read more »
Kevin Rudd has found out what happens when you go from hero to zero…you become Nigel No Mates.
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd cut a lonely figure on the streets of New York on Friday – while just a few blocks away his old rival Julie Bishop stood confidently, addressing world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
A forlorn-looking Mr Rudd, who only a month ago enjoyed the privileges of an enormous entourage, was spotted strolling alone in Manhattan – no security personnel, no chief of staff and no friends.
It was in stark contrast to Australia’s freshly minted Foreign Minister who spent Friday meeting the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and also the United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Later she delivered Australia’s national statement at the general debate of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, in which she said she was “delighted” to take part, and that “the new Australian government will put economic diplomacy at the centre of our foreign policy”.
I was watching David Shearer in Parliament today.
I don’t think he’s a very happy camper at the moment.
Judge the body language for yourself.
Policy Parrot says:
With interest this Parrot reads about the New York town of Hamburg that was revived through narrowing of streets.
Retail boomed and it became apparent that earlier plans to widen the Main Street for vehicle safety and flow were quite stupid.
In Auckland there is a subtle battle between the North Korean Gestapo – Auckland Transport – and Urban Design.
Normally this Parrot likes neither group. One is impossibly difficult and corrupt (AT) and the other is utopian and has no foothold in reality.
But this Parrot does agree with certain urban design principles. One is narrow streets.
Narrow streets create character. In Auckland people prefer the narrow intimate character of High Street than the Boulevard next door – Queen Street which to be blunt – feels like a canyon of emptiness and devoid of soul. Read more »
There are none so deluded as politicians caught with their pants down, believing that they have done nothing wrong.
Anthony Weiner is a political corpse, now he is just stinking up the joint as his carcass rots.
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s free fall in the public discourse now appears to be fully reflected by his sinking polling numbers.
After leading the crowded Democratic primary field in a Quinnipiac survey earlier this month, Weiner dropped all the way to fourth place among likely voters in a Quinnipiac poll released Monday.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leads in the new poll at 27 percent, public advocate Bill de Blasio is in second with 21 percent of the vote, and former Comptroller Bill Thompson rounds out the top three at 20 percent. Read more »
The people more foolish that New York official attempting to crackdown on 3d printed guns is the New Zealand Herald who insist on a generic photo of a made from milled steel Beretta 92F to prove to us all they know jack shit about the topic.
A law has been passed in New York in an attempt to regulate 3D printed guns.
The law called the New York administrative code makes it illegal to use a 3D printer to create a gun unless the person printing the gun components is a licensed gunsmith. Gunsmiths however will be required to notify the New York Police Department and register the firearm within 72 hours of printing it.
The New York administrative code follows another piece of legislation that is in the process of being passed, which makes manufacturing or using weapons and ammunition magazines made with a 3D printer a criminal offence.
Under the new law, 3D printed guns will have the same legal requirements as conventional shooters.
In the US it is currently legal for people to make home grown firearms as long as they are not sold. Home-made Fully automatic weapons are however still illegal. Read more »
The head of the teachers union in New York is boasting that he will anoint the next mayor and is preparing to go to war in the mayoral election by spending large amounts doing that.
This year’s mayoral race is one of the most chaotic in decades, with more than seven Democratic hopefuls fighting for slivers in a primary that is expected to turn out fewer than 600,000 voters. With the primary still wide open, Mr. Mulgrew believes that his union has the power to crown the new king or queen.
“We’re not about picking a mayor,” Mr. Mulgrew told Politicker last week at George’s, a diner near the union’s lower Manhattan headquarters. “We’re about making a mayor, making the winner. And that’s what we’re gonna to do.”
For the past four years, the UFT has been working to build up an army of volunteers, pollsters and operatives. By the union’s count, its endorsements will deliver more than 230,000 members, when retirees, family members and others who live in members’ homes are included. The union is also planning to spend in the mid to high seven figures on the race, according to a source familiar with the organization’s finances. Read more »
This is not a political strategy that I would not recommend….send a picture of yourself in your Y-fronts to young females cock,deny it all, then admit it, resign and then make a comeback from the political grave.
Anthony D. Weiner, once a rising star of New York politics whose career fell apart over revelations of his sexually explicit life online, announced an improbable bid on Wednesday for the job he has long coveted: mayor.
After a rocky re-emergence into public life over the past few weeks, marked by circuslike scenes of tabloid photographers chasing him onto the subway, Mr. Weiner, a Democrat, opted to declare his candidacy from the safe remove of a video. Read more »