Jumped in the studio In all the years Cobra 11 has been on, the BMW Z4 jump, with CGI, in ‘Wettlauf gegen die Zeit’, was probably the worst.
I may or may not have shouted “NOW KISS!” at my screen here.
Semir and Andrea forever This is the episode where fans developed a nice hatred of Robert.
Up the road Could it be Veronika and Semir? Andrea is not impressed. From ‘Wilde Tiere’, December 5, 2013.
In 2011, Warren Tucker said three times in one letter that he told PM John Key about the SIS release. Now he says he only told his ofﬁce but not the PM personally—after an investigation was announced (when the correct protocol would be to let the investigation proceed).
It’s a matter of credibility in this government, but it feels all too familiar. Maybe this is how the PM has inspired people.
Key did not know about GCSB director Ian Fletcher’s appointment (week one of that saga) before he knew about it (week two).
Key cannot remember how many TranzRail shares he owned.
Key cannot remember if and when he was briefed by the GCSB over Kim Dotcom.
Key did not know about Kim Dotcom’s name before he did not know about Kim Dotcom at all.
Key cannot remember if he was for or against the 1981 Springbok tour.
Over the last couple of days, the contents of the book—which are couched almost entirely in the actual words and emails of the people involved—are being set alongside blanket denials and claims that the book’s contents have been made up, and that its narrative is unravelling. Despite the lack of any evidence that these responses are true, the two elements are being given equal weight.
And when Key insists that the real dirty politics comes from the left, I think, or hope, that they’ll reﬂect that no one on the left is publishing the addresses of journalists online in the hope that someone assaults or murders them in revenge for writing about tax-havens, which is what Cathy Odgers, Cameron Slater[,] David Farrar and Matthew Hooton discuss on page 91. Also, no one on the left is going around brothels trying to ﬁnd out whether journalists have visited them, so they can be blackmailed, which is what Cameron Slater, the Justice Minister’s close friend, and long-term collaborator with the Prime Minister’s ofﬁce is up to. No one on the left runs smear campaigns against attempted rape victims, or publishes graphic afﬁdavits describing their political enemies having sex. There’s no one comparable to Slater on the left of politics, or blogging. He is a phenomenon unique to the National Party. Key can insist that this is all just a lie, just a conspiracy story, but people who read the book know that this is simply documentation from Slater’s emails and that the Prime Minister is lying to their faces.
Good to be bad The Kray twins. Arthur Daley. Nearly everyone in The Sweeney. John Prescott. Jaguar acknowledges that a lot of villains, on- and off-screen, drive its cars.
Can you imagine Mercedes-Benz referencing Adolf Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung, Pol Pot, and Nicolae Ceaușescu?
It is a surreal experience watching what happens to Nicky’s books in the days after their publication. It often seems as if the book that’s being discussed by politicians and in the media is entirely different from the one I’ve just spent weeks vetting.
What’s more amazing is that politicians who admit they haven’t read the book and don’t intend to are given free rein to speak authoritatively about its content. Often they say things that are completely contradicted by evidence that’s set out in the book, but aren’t even challenged about it.
The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…
In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…
Forgotten in the US A life is a life is a life. That’s what the authorities there don’t seem to understand.