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"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts


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"The truth is like a lion, you don't have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself."

"I = m c 2 [squared] where "I" am information" - Timothy Leary

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NZ's mighty military Power Point:

Today, in the newspaper, was the following article:
New Zealand's military has received a dubious new honour - Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox suspects they have set a new world record for Microsoft Power Point presentations before lunch.
Fox, who is accompanying British Foreign Secretary William Hague to New Zealand, told reporters this afternoon that he was impressed with the effort the New Zealand military had made to highlight their work.
"I am sure we might be breaking a world record for Power Points before lunch," he said.
Extremely dubious indeed.  Powerpoint presentations can be dodgy at the best of times, and I've seen many real shockers, this quote just says it all really.

Powerpoint presentations are the favourite method of engaging with the public of such great politicians as Georgina Beyer and Gary McPhee, because it's one way communication.  Smoke and mirrors stuff that is so often an insult to the intelligence.  It's a crude way of presenting temporary information in a controlled, manipulative manner.  In the majority of Powerpoint presentations I've seen, if the information were printed and distributed to the audience it would be immediately recognised for the rubbish and propaganda it is.

Idiots in Carterton swallowed hook line and sinker the Powerpoint presentations of Gary McPhee and Georgina Beyer (Beyer the Liar, disgraced ex-MP, forced to resign over these matters) regarding the matter of the Carterton Community Centre/Event Centre.

Transparency in New Zealand puts our money where our mouth is, putting information and indisputable evidence  on the internet for all to see whenever they like, not producing a rabbit out of a hat and then - poof - making it disappear again.  Powerpoint is only of use when supported by other more permanent information references.
And the photo accompanying the original article is just classic:
Liam Fox

The photo is by John Selkirk, and titled:  "TOUR OF DUTY: Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox, right, views the engraving at the Auckland war memorial after a wreath laying as less formal locals look on."

After coming from a freezing UK winter he has to get about in that big black jacket in the blazing heat (his poor wife back home is in bed with the flu).

Poor man, they should have taken him for a ride in a Skyhawk or something.

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