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Scott Adams solves the climate debate & saves the world (really).

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Daily Roundup

Probably better not to ask.


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Today in rock history

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discus the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to  rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, vimeo, spotify or soundcloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.

Born today in 1928, songwriter, singer and guitarist Texas Johnny Brown (John Riley Brown).

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Tweet of the day

Every man’s nightmare

Brian Rogers
Sunlive
Newsie

There comes a crisis time in every man’s life that he dreads more than a prostate exam, the mother-in-law’s 90th birthday party or farewelling  a faithful pooch.

For some men, it can occur several times in their lifetime.

It’s traumatic, emotional and usually involves a mini skip … it’s cleaning out the shed.

There are few places quite as sacred as a man’s shed, and at the risk of trotting out sexist and ageist clichés, there’s some deep underlying primal instincts driving a man inside his shed.

There’s a reason it’s called a  man cave.

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Ideas above our station

Last weekend Eden Park was pleading for Auckland ratepayers to shell out $100 million as mounting financial pressures are putting at risk its ability to host All Black tests and other major events.

By rantykiwi


We need to stop having ideas above our station. New Zealand as a whole has a lesser population than any self-respecting city anywhere else in the world. Many of those cities only have one stadium of any significant size, so why do we expect that Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin should all have top of the line facilities?

Dunedin’s stadium bleeds red ink, Westpac Stadium is a perennial financial black hole, Eden Park has been in the poo for decades, and Christchurch is looking to shell out a huge sum on a stadium that will only ever be a millstone for the city’s ratepayers.

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