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Photo Of The Day

Photo: Thomas Hoepker

Photo: Thomas Hoepker

Photographs Can Speak A Thousand Words, But Without A Narrative Device Framing Them, They Are Mute

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Photo Of The Day

Photo Credit Sebastian Liste/Noor, for The New York Times Zero Freitas, on the records, Freitas is a wealthy businessman who, since he was a child, has been unable to stop buying records. ‘I’ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain this to myself.’

Photo Credit Sebastian Liste/Noor, for The New York Times
Zero Freitas, on the records, Freitas is a wealthy businessman who, since he was a child, has been unable to stop buying records. ‘I’ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain this to myself.’

Meet the man who would own all the vinyl records in the world

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NY Times endorses legalisation of cannabis

The NY Times has taken an editorial stance supporting the legalisation of cannabis.

The New York Times editorial board endorsed the repeal of federal law banning marijuana use on Saturday, a landmark moment in the decades-long fight for legalization.

The Times is also rolling out an interactive six-part series with more editorials discussing issues related to marijuana use. In the first interactive editorial, which turns the stars of the American flag into marijuana leaves as the user scrolls down, the editorial board argued that the ban on marijuana has caused “great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.”

“There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization,” the board wrote. “That will put decisions on whether to allow recreational or medicinal production and use where it belongs — at the state level.”

The Times is the biggest U.S. newspaper to endorse the legalization of marijuana. In recent years magazines like National Review and a few state newspapers like the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Star-Ledger Editorial Board have endorsed legalization.  Read more »

The New York Times needs to man up about soccer

Soccer is gay. The New York Times is gayer for agreeing with Major League Soccer to try and ban football chants.

For decades, soccer officials in the United States simply wanted some fans in their stadiums. Now they have them, and some of those fans have brought an unexpected problem: a vulgar chant, in the vein of more notoriously rabid soccer fans in other countries.

Hardly clever, it is only three words — an insult directed at the opposing goalkeeper — but enough to give M.L.S. officials fits as they hear it spill over into live television broadcasts. The chant’s simplicity is what makes it appealing or appalling, depending on your perspective.  Read more »

Calling the Slowly Sinking Tabloid out for crap reporting

The alarming lead headline and story in today’s SST is nothing but a media beat-up. And who has started this beat-up and “froth”… one Lucy Craymer and Charles Anderson.

Let’s take a real look at the issue.

Thanks to Lucy Craymer’s scaremongering of the worst kind, she has placed New Zealand’s global reputation at risk. Lucy is the stringer for the Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal in Wellington.

Here’s a picture of her for the thousands of farmers who now have their livelihoods at risk and for the hundreds of thousands of Kiwis that have employment thanks to New Zealand’s agriculture sector.

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The beginning of the end of the Horrid

H is for horrid - NZ HeraldThe beginning of the end of the NZ Horrid is upon us:

The New Zealand Herald website inevitably will introduce a paywall and the model used by the New York Times is being looked at very closely.

That’s according to New Zealand Herald editor Shayne Currie, who told TV3’s Media3 show today that “we can’t go on the way we are at the moment”.

He said there had to be some monetisation of the internet to fund journalism and the New York Times model probably worked the best of all.

That model involved getting a small number of stories free and paying to access more and rewarding newspaper subscribers with internet access.

“I see it [a paywall] as inevitable,” Mr Currie said.

People don’t want to pay for the rag of a paper in hard copy, why on earth will they pay for a rag online?

Shayne Currie should do a bit more research before intoneing that the NY Times model is the best. Here is a graph of their share price:

More South Islander anti-semitism

Another cafe has banned Israeli (Jewish) customers this time in Kaikoura. Apart from being illegal this is simply disgusting from what is supposedly a welcoming and tolerant society.

I will now add Strawberry Tree cafe in Kaikoura to my permanent shit list. A place that will be openly boycotted by me and my loyal readers. If a reader in Kaikoura could shuffle down and photograph this place I would appreciate it.

The Strawberry Tree is supposed to be one of the busiest tourist placecs in town, it’d be nice f this sort of knee-jerk racism would backfire on this mis-guided jihad-enabler American interloper.

It’s no wonder he supports Hamas and terrorism, he is an ex-AP photographer so is probably well aware of how to fake photos.

I have been disgusted by the virulent anti-semitism that has been displayed, mainly by the left, in what used to be a tolerant and welcoming New Zealand.

UPDATE: Here are the details of the Strawberry Tree, do make sure you let him know the error of his was. I also noticed that on his FINDA listing he doesn’t list the No Jews policy. you can leave comments so feel free to do so.

21 West End
Kaikoura
Canterbury 7300
PO Box 69
(03) 3196451