Sunday, January 25, 2015


I see that the annual pilgrimage of the disaffected and the disarranged to protest about the Government Communications & Security Bureau (GCSB) communications facility at Waihopai took place at Blenheim over the weekend led by John Minto of the Mana Party and the Greens Stefan Browning.

Clearly the ritual call of the bases closure failed to resonate with 'normal' New Zealanders with only 50 or so of their rag-tag supporters bothering to turn up against a mounting backdrop of the need for the government to monitor the activities of those whose loyalty is to to ISIS and Islamic terriorism..    

Methinks Minto is living in crimdotcon dreamland when he opines “I think it’s inevitable that it’s going to close, and it’s going to close because there is mounting public concern about surveillance.”

Note to Mr Minto ... when your protest struggles to excite the mainstream media I suspect you are really pushing shit up hill.    

No mind.   Next week it's back to work for you as a teacher at Hillary College where you can continue to pervert the minds of young New Zealanders and turn them into failures just like you.


Noel said...

There is public concern about metadata and Government.
Perhaps the Government agencies could gain more public confidence if they would develop a charter similar to private companies who use meta data. And those private companies are also governed by the Privacy Act.

pdm said...

Minto is a schoolteacher - I don't believe it. Trained, skilled and registered I suppose.

That would be a good reason to pull your child out of the school Minto was at and send him/her to a chartered school.

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The Veteran said...

EtC ... threadjacking.

The Veteran said...

Noel ... suggest you read the Act that governs the operations of the GCSB.

Noel said...

Have. Deficient.

The Veteran said...

Noel ... you may care to look at Clauses 25A and 25B of the Act and tell me how they fail to meet your concerns.

Noel said...

What is the current Director’s policy on personal

The Veteran said...

Noel ... unless you are suggesting the Director has gone rogue the policy will be as laid down in clauses 25A and 25B.

You will note that S25A requires the Director to produce the policy "as soon as reasonably practical" following the date of insertion (26 Sep 13) and in consultation with the the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security and the Privacy Commissioner.

That implies a measure of additional comfort. Neither the IGIS nor the Privacy Commissioner are mere cyphers.

Quintin Hogg said...

I think you will find that Mr Minto has retired from school teaching and left Auckland. I understand he now resides in Hawkes Bay.
He used to live close to me and his former home now has other occupants.

The Veteran said...

QH ... thank you for that and great news for the kids he is now not 'teaching'.