Governments want money to be all electric, so that they can keep track of it and what people do with it, and so they can keep it in banks should the banking system run into trouble (they call it a bail-in). From Jeff Thomas at internationalman.com: A decade or more ago, I began to discuss […]
Strictly speaking it’s all plastic money in NZ in one form or another. But according to one current commercial promoting money on mobile phones, if you use cash you’re ‘a caveman’. However, if interest rates go negative, there’ll be a huge incentive for a cash comeback.
Call Me By Your Name was a major book success for Aciman in 2007, but received even greater attention when the Oscar nominated film was released this year.
Essentially a love story of two young men Elio and Oliver meeting, loving and parting, it made an international star of Timothee Chalamet, and is an excellent example of the successful transition from book to screen.
Find Me is the sequel where we meet again Elio’s father Samuel, this time on a short train trip from Florence to Rome where he falls madly in love with feisty Miranda, thirty years his junior. The feelings are reciprocated.
Part two has talented concert pianist, the beautiful Elio, seeing an older man Michel in the interval of a recital and… Yes, you have guessed it, they become instant lovers.
Part three reintroduces Oliver, now married, but still lingering in his love for Elio, and, yes, right again, the two are reunited.
All a bit–
- “strangers on a train”?
- cliché ridden?
- over the top?
Yes, yes and yes. So cynics of the world, beware. This is not for you.
However, if you are appreciative of lyrical prose, or a believer that true love never dies, this is for you. If you have ever fallen for someone who is older or younger than you, this is for you.
Layers of reflection on my own life kept surfacing as I wiped away the tears, laughed at the problems the lovers encountered, and luxuriated in this love letter to love itself.
So let yourself go — get down to your local bookshop and find this festive and joyous love story, Find Me.
But the Globalists won’t mention that — why? Is there is a hidden agenda involved in their scaremongering?
Not that CO2 is the problem that it is made out to be anyway — methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas, but fewer people would help that too.
Part-time, or hybrid, electric cars make a lot more sense than full-time electric cars. That’s probably why all the right people are pushing for full-time electric cars. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com: Hybrids are really part-time electric cars. They have battery packs and electric motors, like full-time electric cars – but they don’t rely on […]
Taken from the NIWA website. This doesn’t give a separate reading for Waikanae, but it will be the same.
As can be seen, the peak for ultraviolet rays is between 1 and 2 pm; the time to be particularly mindful of the need for sunscreen is between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm.
At least this article doesn’t say that police pointed Bushmaster semi-automatic rifles at them as others have experienced in hundreds of government-ordered raids this year, but they pretty much were subjected to everything else from the sound of it.
An elderly Manakau couple have sought legal advice after a Government raid on their farm made them feel like drug dealers.
Their crime? Selling milk.
John and Phillippa Martin run a dairy farm in Manakau, south of Levin, that has been in the family for 103 years.
Two weeks ago four cars and six men swooped on their house during breakfast as part of a coordinated Ministry of Primary Industries raid on eight farms around New Zealand.
Full article on the NZ Herald website