Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Joe Hockey 200 000 Fairfax 0



In the run up to Hockey's first budget The Sydney Morning Herald, The Melbourne Age  and The Canberra Times published under a headline "Treasurer For Sale" an assertion that The Federal Treasurer could be bought.

Politicians who resort to suing take massive risks, if the law had found that claim was indeed true and the story suggested that expensive entertainment offered to business leaders was the basis of their claims, then Joe Hockey would have seen his career go down the gurgler.

 However he won and Fairfax have hit a road bump in their obsessive opposition generated daily against the Libs who dared to end their hot favourite's chaotic time in government.

The State Broadcaster ABC is on a similar crusade and their very tawdry effort a week ago on the flagship Q & A when soaking wet lefty host Tony Jones handed Zaky Mallah a platform for his Daesh support antics, and then one week later made very ill advised defense of what most considered indefensible.  Mallah is a convicted criminal after he threatened the lives of ASIO Officers and he recently 'tweeted'  respected journalists Miranda Devine  and Rita Panaho should be gang banged, a really nice young man, not!

With Mr Shorten watching his polls sink into the mire, the Abbott government enters the weeks of their winter recess looking considerably more competent and electable than six months ago when their leader had a very close brush with political death.

Pope Junk Science The First

Churches are full of well meaning fellows who, having failed in their prime tasks of saving souls and managing their denominations, turn to other fields in which they have no expertise to bestow upon people who do have expertise the munificence of their wisdom.

Such a person is the current Pope.  I never thought I would see the day when such rank stupidity as the latest encyclical was inflicted on a Church which has many more important things about which to concern itself.

I wonder what the better than fifty percent of Catholics who recognize 'global warming/climate change' for the fraud it is will think about the latest encyclical from Rome?

Do the Left Footers have recall elections for Pope?

No Surprise There.



but possibly a hint to the traffic police how they could divert some resources to a serious frustration for drivers that can lead to subsequent rash decisions.

Who has never been annoyed when after following a vehicle at say 85 kph on an open road only to enter a dual lane set up for overtaking and find they are required to exceed the open road limit to complete an overtaking manoeuvre.
Of course that annoyance is really ramped up when a ticket arrives by mail from a speed detection camera set up at the end of that opportunity to pass  bit of road design.

Now research is being published that finds an increase of road layout width  by two meters will reduce a drivers perception of speed  on the narrow winding road leading to the Dual lane as they enter the open straighter road,  by more than 10%.  Hell isn't that recently published fact around what so many knew already with the construction of "squeeze layouts" placed at the entrance to urban areas consisting of a narrowing laneway with a centre median often planted out.
Ever driver alive knew that, even the daft bugger who was staying safe at 85kph, however it is great to have it proved and laid out by science.
Now how good would it be to have some official recognition by plod and an ending of the revenue gathering set ups at the bottom of hills on straight roads, at the end of passing lanes and on rare overtaking opportunities where a safe driver in a safe vehicle can effect an overtaking manoeuvre albeit by exceeding the posted limit for a brief time.

I guess I am suggesting some proactive monitoring by mufti car and or motor cycle officers at least bringing the frustrating actions of overcautious drivers that can  be so aggravating to otherwise  law abiding drivers to notice. It would be just a little satisfying to see a dawdling sightseer having a chat with plod as a minimum.

Monday, June 29, 2015

How To Be Successful In Business

And live longer.

Don't employ Muslims

The Islamist arrested for Friday’s terror attack on a factory in France has told police that he beheaded his boss in a car park after the victim had reprimanded him for dropping a box of valuable electronic equipment two days earlier.

Not Quite Kosher TVNZ

TVNZ is reporting on the seizure by Israel of a rickety old boat and two stupid Maoris off the coast of Gaza.

This paragraph fell out and clattered onto the floor:-

Participants in previous flotillas trying to get to the Gaza Strip have been arrested, detained, deported and even killed by Israeli forces.
No explanation as to why they might have been killed?  I remember this incident and sure enough, the so called activists were killed because they attacked the Israeli boarding party with knives.   They were dumber even than our two Maoris.  Took bloody knives to a gunfight.

But TVNZ would never tell you that.  Rather smear Israel by way of innuendo.  That's their style.

What Bit About A Security Breach Doesn't Matter.



Four males breached the security of our Parliament carrying solar panels,  climbing gear, communication equipment a banner and the luvvies are either cheering or making supportive noises.

A nice young man enters a mosque in Kuwait and no one notices he is in possession of anything  of concern,  another young man in beach clothes carrying a beach umbrella  walks onto a Tunisian Beach resort, an employee travels with his boss to a gas facility in France as he has done on previous occasions and all is well.

Not exactly because the three incidents in the second paragraph result in over 50 innocents dead and hundreds more injured and mutilated.
The four perps in the first para could have in some jurisdictions been shot dead as an unknown threat to our National Security.

When will our leaders wake up, we are being incredibly naïve in thinking it could not happen here, how difficult for the four to have had concealed weapons and opened fire on the gathering crowd.
What better opportunity for four "Lone Wolves" to have enjoyed a remarkable ability to do what is becoming so common in places previously thought secure and enjoyed their place in history with a slaughter of innocents.

Islamist nutters do not think as we do, do not have any sense of the law or its consequences and their lives and the lives of their victims have nothing near the sanctity and value we ascribe to all humans friend and foe.

A drunk rolls up to a security gate and claims to have a bomb and disorder and chaos erupt. two stupid schoolboys breach security at a luggage carousel and apologist appear to protect their stupid act.

Our naivety and complacency will bite us badly and apparently it is nothing to worry about.

We are at war and like it or not it will arrive here on our peaceful shores,  only thing still unknown is when.

 Man Monis killed his two victims in the middle of downtown Sydney in broad daylight.

SOME OF YOU WILL RELATE TO THIS

others won't, some may think it kitsch.    Whatever, I find this Ballard written by a Canadian ex-serviceman very powerful indeed. 

Those who serve deserve our support.

How Much Was Mr Stupidistupidwas Required To Contribute By Worksafe.




Yes the idiot who misused equipment lost a leg and was awarded $35 000 in compensation for the loss of a limb.
An employee of Tree Scape Ltd,  an Auckland arborist contractor used his foot to push remnant branches into a roadside chipper slipped with the other foot on loose gravel and had the hopelessly  inappropriate leg being used as a "pusher" drawn into the chipper leading to a later  amputation.

Was the insane act by the worker that was the primary cause of the "accident",  that was in no way a bleeding (pun intended)  accident,  only an act of gross negligence,  calculated as to his contribution to the rather messy outcome  in arriving at the penalties and recompense decided.

The judgement ruled the company failed to take all steps to prevent the act of gross stupidity and has been fined under worksafe law,  for failing to prevent a worker using his foot to push branches into a chipper, the sum of  $24 750 in the Manakau Court.

I will assume the retard was wearing a Hi Viz Jerkin, Ear Muffs, gloves, goggles and a hard hat all supplied by the company.
The pity is they didn't check if he had a functioning brain under the hard hat.

We will never know if the company had fully briefed the somewhat deficient in brain cells  idiot on what exactly a chipper does to bits of tree limbs that it devours and blows into a waiting truck and it is rather difficult to believe  the worker could not work out that tree limbs and human limbs are rather similar in shape and structure and the machine would be intent on treating his foot and leg as just more to be chipped.

Never mind the $59 750  will just be included in future budgeting as  a contribution to the cost of doing business and future users of Tree Scape's  services will just pay more.
The chute that was blocked will be lengthened to beyond what one leg might require to be trapped in the feed rollers and the next stupid fool will lose both feet, probably his life and the company will be fined an even greater sum possibly enough to bankrupt it when he uses both feet to push the remaining branches into the machine.



Not Cats, Not Kids and Not the Budgie



However,  dogs, well that incurs an annual fee, that brings no benefit to a responsible owner, no costs to  a  bludging council and has no controlling effect on the supposed menace to society.

Two little retards enter a dairy armed with a knife and kill the proprietor, no murder, merely one guilty of manslaughter.
In round figures what did all that cost society?

We have three  dogs and evidently society demands an annual fee to keep tabs on them.
They are neutered, peaceful, cause no problems for  anyone else and the council needs to know by affirmation they are alive, micro chipped, and housed in approved accommodation still at the same address.

Those two murderous little scrotes will never be neutered, will never be micro chipped, the council wont give a rats rear where they are housed and what quality that housing might be and it is an absolute certainty that the killing of Mr Kumar was not the first time they caused mayhem and it is even more certain it will not be their last effort.

The origins of dog registration lay with a need to control and eliminate Hydatids, a parasite that lives in the gut of dogs that became infected from eating cysts in raw offal and when eggs were excreted by infected dogs they could be ingested by humans and cause health issues in the human host.
Following a long and intensive program the disease is eliminated from NZ canines and as we do not have foxes or wolves that is the end of the matter.
However, then bright educated things in local government were not about to end their little gravy train so they moved to an Identification and Tracking model as a control measure for animals that can attack humans. Forget that cats can cause damage and death for babies, forget that budgies can carry and spread poultry disease and it must be possible they could attack.
Then there are pet rabbits, goats, stoats,  weasels, rats, mice, guinea pigs, sheep, cattle, horses and even bloody magpies, almost all of which could cause damage and nuisance, no need for registration for them either  lifetime or annual.

To close  when did paying an annual fee stop dog attacks and how many dogs out there are not, never have been and never will be registered.
It is a given that those non fee paying mongrels will more than likely be the ones that attack to disfigure or kill, will be crapping anywhere they fancy, will bark when alone, and when loose cause a never ending stream of damage, mischief and nuisance.
 What triggered this, well after tomorrow the fees will double and then some as they become a late payment and last night as swmbo was running the state TV infotainment hour an item caught my notice on drones and they have a certain fascination for me.
Some are raising a problem of privacy, never heard of balloonists , helicopter pilots,  ramblers, mountain bikers, hang gliders, and meter readers, a drone capable of carrying a camera device and suddenly we have a problem.
The ANSWER, well REGISTRATION of course, funny that such bureaucratic nonsense has never been attempted for cyclists, and since I will never now be in that bunch, that is  an idea with merit.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

It's Huricanes Vs Highlanders.



After two really good games of modern rugby, class defeated arse and the very best bit for me was the whining and squealing from Kearns and Kafer as another of Cheika's thugs got their beans from Craig Joubert.

That swinging arm from ex Transvaal bovver boy was his only way to stop Osborne from scoring beside the posts and that it was revealed in the slowmo to check if the ball had reached the line was the icing.

It is clear to anyone with more than a passing understanding and passion for the modern game that the man who is moving to head coach of the Wallabies had as a central driver to ramp up "physicality" and it is also well understood that that is the new term to allude to "smash em bro",  "don't take a step back", " big hit", "push and shove' or any of the other euphemisms used to describe old fashioned thuggery.

After a rather serious effort by Cheika's monster Skelton and his 'tonto' Lotu, I posted on May 26th  on that example of the  Waratah  mindset,  what made that worse IMHO was it occurred well after the whistle, at least last night,  Potgieter's rather desperate effort  was in the heat of play.

I do not favour a red or yellow unless the offence is very serious, League "putting such incidents on report" so they must be reviewed by the judiciary is a better system, and when sports betting and last ditch results such as finals are involved, much fairer.
That said Joubert last night was very clear, deliberate and he involved lazyboy bound George Ayub throughout coming to his decision.

Go the Canes and the Skirts next week.

Oh and the Warriors had a good day out at Mt Smart as a curtain raiser.

With no Saffa teams in semis and now only the two NZ teams in the finals it is now a serious problem of complacency for Hansen to overcome, but for Jamie Joseph and Chris Boyd and their two teams it is just a marvellous opportunity to be enjoyed, and for the rest of the rugby public a wonderful   opportunity for a great game at The Cake Tin.

QUESTION FOR METIRIA

Ok, I'll readily admit that I enjoy being ever so slightly provocative in my posts designed to take the piss out of those inhabiting the dark side of the political divide and watching, with a degree of amusement, their reactions as a superb example of Pavlov's study of 'classical conditioning' ..... but this is a really serious question .....

Why the deafening silence from the Greens on the matter of Sonny Tau and his blatant disregard of the Wildlife Act 1953 in the taking of taking of five kereru from Stewart Island as kai for his mates up here in the North?

I mean this from a Party that actively encouraged challenges in the Environment Court to the proposal to open up the Denniston Plateau to mining on the basis of the need to protect the native carnivorous snail even though it's habitat was some distance from the proposed mining operation.

Can it possibly be that the Greens are trapped in the web of inverse racism so much so that their Maori co-leader (or any other Green MP) finds it impossible to criticize Maori when they seek to break the laws affording protection to endangered species.    Imagine if you can the howls of outrage from the Greens if it were a Pakeha (or any) National Party parliamentarian who did this.

Have to say the only person who comes out of this with his 'mana' intact is Mita Harris who resigned as a member of the Ngapuhi negotiating team with the Crown over their Treaty settlement claim in disgust of Tau's actions.   Mita is Chair of the Northland Conservation Board and has stood for National in previous elections.

Come on Metiria ... 'man' up or is it a case of selective hypocrisy rules Ok in the Greens?


Saturday, June 27, 2015

They Are Linked And The Media Should Say So.



Muslims are in the Holy Month Of Ramadan.

Yesterday Was Friday.

Friday is the best day for the Mad Mullahs to incite the more insane at "Friday Prayers"

There are rewards to those who die in the pursuit of the aims of Allah as cited by Crazy Clerics.

It was no bloody coincidence that yesterday was a rather sad day for the world.
It was the most likely day of the freakin week for it to happen with the month another clue.

Gunmen opened fire on sunbathing tourists on a beach in Tunisia 28 dead.

A nutter with explosives entered a mosque in Kuwait and minced himself taking another 25 praying members of the religion of peace to eternal life while modifying  another 200 to live on in this world with bodies damaged in various ways.

A disgruntled employee in France has removed the head of his boss where it had been for many years  and put it on the gates of his factory, decorated with Arabic scrawl in an act that could be described as taking that boss head on/off.

In other 'News' the savages in ISIL have publicised more gruesome media catching means to demonstrate their mastery of mindless violence.
Not content with just hacking heads off with knives, mass shootings and throwing blindfolded unfortunates off high buildings, putting people they don't like in a car then lining the vehicle up with a rocket grenade and launching the inmates on a final car journey,  things have reached new heights.
Two youths accused of snacking during daylight hours in a serious offense against Allah during Ramadan were tied to a beam by their hands/wrists and hoisted to expire in the hot sun.
Five others, accused of espionage were locked into a steel cage then lowered into a swimming pool and drowned, That whole event was filmed in high quality using sophisticated underwater cameras.
Then another inspired method of dispatch for another group kneeling in orange jump suits being linked with loops around their necks by a length of 'cordtex', an instantaneous explosive in the form of  cable used for co-ordinated linked explosive charges only in this case when the detonator did its work it would have been labour efficient and very quick. Not recommended for inside a building if a clean up was to be done but out in the desert,  well sunshine is a good cleaner.

So two die from dehydration, 5 from over hydration and another bunch had their ability to take on water removed in a sort of  flash of inspiration.

They were all Islamist inspired and enabled,  people,  so why wont the Media say so.
Why don't the millions of other members of Islam who it is suggested are peaceful and peace loving take to the streets and protest the senseless killings perpetrated by "a small minority" or Lone Wolves".

By their actions,  make that inactions,  they are judged and found complicit.

SIMPLE MESSAGE

Go the Hurricans ... you deserve to win.

One Down One to Go



Police and or Border control have shot and killed Richard Matt, one of the two lifers who escaped from the Clinton  Correctional Facility in New York State three weeks ago, got his beans when an officer took him out not far from the Canadian Border.

Officials are confident the other murderer serving a life without parole sentence is within their reach.

Those thought to have assisted in the audacious exit are still being investigated.

Gilbert and Sullivan, where the bloody hell are you



Just as people thought the implosion of Colin Craig' s folly could not get more farcical it just did.

Colin Craig has been enabling his personality cult masquerading as a political  party to remain a plausible entity in MMP but the rot set in with a vengeance in the closing week of the 2014 campaign.e rot set in,  When Rachel McGregor resigned abruptly in the last days of the election campaign wheels started coming off and it has become a slow train wreck since.
Her explanation was along the lines of irreconcilable differences.

Now months after that trigger that turned a rising poll figure from threatening the 5%  MMP threshold to the margin of error and thankfully converted a disaster into just normal difficulties that MMP creates in forming an administration, the side show continues

What has become reality is that Craig has singlehandedly become the joke in  public eyes that closer observers of politics merely wondered how it made it as far as it did in the mists of the jungle

Conservative Board member John Stringer had had enough and went on a TV  show last weekend to  explain as best he could, what of the then wreck might be salvaged.  For his troubles was informed he would be required to account to the board for his public display of breaching board confidentiality.
Throughout the week just passed, that board has been pruned, by a torrent  of resignations, to leave  just one member as the rats leapt off the still sinking boat and today one week later it is John Stringer, the only one remaining to hear the complaint against him and decide what sanction he will suffer.

Of course the "membership" will elect another board and it is certain  that Craig will decide who that cabal will include but if anyone thinks it will result in another Conservative Party entity they should be under Psychiatric care.

That does not preclude a TV drama and or a stage musical from being created from the inspiring megalomaniac  events of recent times

In the meantime the other 99% of the voters will just carry on and the debacle will only enter their thinking when another chapter of the farce becomes an item on a slow news day

Coming shows, "The Primate OF Pissants", "The Gonedrownliers",  "HMS Bintherebefore"

Friday, June 26, 2015

AND AMIDST ALL THE CRAP NEWS WE SEE AND HEAR

comes this little gem here     Not much more to add.    Clearly both are at peace.

Indigenous? (Updated)

I see Maori TV is helping fund an expedition to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

The excuse is, the reporting is focused on the indigenous people of the area, allegedly the residents of Gazza.  As far as I know there ain't much indigenous about that lot.  Read the Old Testament and you might get an idea of who is and who isn't indigenous.  Indolent and indigent they may be but indigenous, I doubt.

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TVNZ have the nerve to call this tub a 'ship.'   By the look of it, I reckon it would struggle tomake it from Java to Christmas Island on a calm day.

Friday's Fulminations

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Regards

Adolf

Thursday, June 25, 2015

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

the news here that President Obama has aligned himself with the Republicans in order to facilitate the fast tracking of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Free Trade Bill over the objections of many in his own Party (including Hillary Clinton who continues to flip flop over the issue) is fascinating indeed.  

And it was only a couple of weeks ago that one of our resident apologists for the dark side of politics was gloating that the deal was dead in the water and accusing the Republicans of being the spanner in the works.

Students of history find it strange that the notion of free trade, once the icon of the Liberal side of politics in the UK and elsewhere, and opposed to hilt by Tory grandees, now find the the situation reversed.

As in every agreement you have to give a little to get a lot ... the 80/20 rule is in play.   There is no doubt in my mind that NZL will be a net beneficiary from the deal.   There is equally no doubt that the Greens and others with closed minds on the issue will portray it as he beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it ... and the sun will still come up tomorrow (well here in Paihia anyway).

They Complained Colonialists Robbed Them



Sonny Tau proved they were very adept at such things themselves.

Nga Puhi Elder,  Sonny Tau was discovered to be carrying Kereru under his coat on a flight out of Invercargill.

Not sure if the secret was outed by cooing, pooping or odour but it make for  a rather good segment for "Border Patrol" hope someone had their Galaxy or Apple handy.

Didn't Piddling Dover Sam get busted for an offence associated with Kereru that he claimed were for Dame Whina Cooper who was ailing at the time.

I am guessing this will be as serious as a hanger on from the Iwi being caught with little undersized  Paua or Crayfish, a rather tatty bit of paper with a barely discernable name and signature  will be produced and all will be well.

I only wish he had called here for the bloody poultry as those birds are so destructive in a colonialist descendant's garden, there are upwards of a dozen causing untold damage here.
They eat blossom and green buds, fruit and when they land they just crash down until gravity is defeated by heavier branches.

Will Sanity Prevail? Corporate Manslaughter?



or will we have a charade of Bennett seeking out sanity while other Nats are building bigger piles of nonsense.

In the wake of Pike River a lynch mob have been clamouring for a hanging  with poor old Peter Withall as the nigger.

Withall who had only been at the helm of the mine as manager for weeks was just the most convenient scapegoat.
Far more complicit were;
The mung bean eating tree huggers who with their crazy antics around  "its a nasty corporate so everything they plan is bad" tactical nonsense led directly to a very flawed mine design.
Successive government MPs and public servants who castrated aged mine safety oversight  developed in earlier situations without finding replacement rules to oversee modern mine safety.
DoC management and staff who in the same mindset as the tree huggers modified best practice in creating the opportunity to recover the very valuable coal resource.
The workers first stop on the scene, "mine safetymanager" who sadly lost a son in the what turned out to be an inevitable explosion.
Many of the miners and contractors who died but who it was hinted ignored or modified rules and best practice  in daily operations.
And of course Withall's predecessors

If there are deficiencies around 'negligence' and 'gross negligence' in the current law then review those, there is no need to create another monster that will only become a make work opportunity for underemployed lawyers at great cost to taxpayers,  as a populist response.

Take the often crazy H and S laws around quad bikes where all ability for an experienced operator  to make rational choices around risk and appropriate actions, are swamped with a one size fits all stupid rule that is targetted to protect a complete idiot. That the penalty for a possible error that may or may not reslt in an incident is well illustrated with the penalty for a Mongrel Mob member riding sans helmet at 1%  of the H&S fine recently levied on two share milkers who refused to comply with idiotic rules. That said I guess the relative values  to society is well regarded in that.
Will a "corporate" employer of a disobedient worker who by their own stupidity manages to fully comply with the Darwin laws be liable to a charge of Corporate Manslaughter and we all know the financial and personal damage inflicted in even a failed prosecution can be extremely harsh, struggling to make a defence.

Take the tragedy that occurred at Gebbies Valley two days ago when a Toyota Surf slid into a school bus as a result of black ice, should the Shareholders, the Board, the Management and the driver of that bus have had the vehicle on the road in conditions as bad as any in recent times, were they all guilty of possible corporate manslaughter of the Toyota driver.

If those in power need any hints as to the inanity around the current nonsense they should only view who are the most vociferous amongst those clamouring.
Bernie Monk, Matira Turei, Helen Kelly, Andrew Little, a handful of assorted legals who would have no conflict at all.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CLEARLY THE NICE MR CRAIG HAS A CUNNING PLAN

and equally clearly, it seems to be working.  

Step 1 ... trot your wife out to have her pledge forgiveness for whatever 'we' (as in Rachel and I) have done while invoking Bill Clinton's  shermanesque statement "I did not have sex with that woman".

Step 2 ... 'encourage' those loyal to you on the Board to resign thereby depriving the Board of a quorum and the ability to move against you.    Get your mate, Brian Dobbs, Conservative Party Chairman, to dissolve the Board pending fresh 'elections'.

Step 3 ... reach out into the la la land of Colin Craig true believers to cherry-pick a new Board that, seduced by the promise of unlimited funding from your family fortune, will welcome you back as the Prodigal Son and Messiah reborn.

Keep watching to see this scenario develop.

Just one problem with this.   Colin  Craig ain't going anywhere with National.   He is forbidden fruit(cake).   He's never going to have a cup of tea with John Key.   They won't be gifted a seat.  Nor do the Conservatives stand a bolters chance of reaching the 5% threshold after the events of the last few days.

And the really sad thing is that there are good and true people in the Conservative Party who deserve much better than this.   I have a passing acquaintance with John Stringer who blew the gaffe on all of this.   John was the Press Secretary to my Minister in Parliament.   I found him to be passionate, honest, hard working and a Christian gentleman.    He must feel terribly let down.


Comment of the Week

From this morning's Herald:-

Colin Craig reminds me of Frank Spencer in that old television show Some Mothers do Have Them. Well meaning, but bumbling and accident prone.

Gandalf - St Heliers - 01:25 PM Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015

My Sincere Apologies To The Family Of The Late Arun Kumar.



Society owed you so much more than it dished out yesterday in the Courts.

All that claptrap about what might have been contributing factors in the actions of two little tow rags was nothing to do with guilt or innocence.

Entering the premises carrying a knife was evidence that death was at least a distinct possibility.

Maybe the appalling family (did what those two little bastards grow up in qualify as family), backgrounds that delivered us the killers of Arun Kumar really decide guilt or innocence or should it perhaps have been presented at sentence.

The whole Intent factor is of a much lessor moment in deciding guilt or innocence but its increasing use is starting to erode the small part of my residual  belief in what passes for justice c2015.

As I was alluding to yesterday in the case of the now twice convicted killer McLaughlin the basic premise of whether someone caused a death is now such an abstract matter, it is sickening.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”


That quote from Mahatma Ghandi needs a rewrite to edit out the bit about fighting as it was self immolation and the ending to be, "and then you lose"

Colin Craig and his foray into the NZ Political Landscape as leader of a one man band under the Conservative  Brand with a confused and convoluted use of that nomenclature,  had a Quixote thread about it except no one,  not even its flaky leader and funder in chief had any idea what the windmills actually were.
His opposition to sale of state assets, even part sale of a minority shareholding, a non negotiable view on binding referenda,  the high moral positioning, abolishing of Maori seats, opposition to sales of land to non citizens, ending the emissions trading scheme all contributed to a mishmash of policies clearly targeted to attract those who might cast their vote on single issue policies.

In that, the Crazy Colin image succeeded when judged on where apparent support emerged from in the political spectrum to an inflated 4%  that threatened the 5% speed bump before the McGregor fiasco applied a handbrake.

That said the gathering up of McVicar of SST and the ageless until she appeared on the telly Christine Rankin were promising moves but with the sudden departure of Rachel McGregor in the last days of the campaign it all ended in electoral disaster.

"I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest." a quote from Churchill from 1939 that when it has the word Russia changed to Craig possibly was a very good summary of the now  imploding latest manifestation in NZ politics to carry the title 'Conservative'.

Laurence and Karen Day must be more than a little chagrined to watch their considerable investment in the  very strange man at present still excavating an enormous hole, much bigger than necessary, to enable the burial of  the still disintegrating dreams of a man being separated from his money and still a work in progress, being burnt before their eyes.

The socialists were in rapture as Craig mopped up an eventually unrepresented 4% of the voting public that should have made the task of the Key Government much harder if not impossible.

So who  is happy to see the wreck that is Craig's very personal and flawed foray into NZ Politics, well Mr Key must be very content that he did not succumb to the misguided pressure to hand Craig a seat ala ACT's Epsom, with East Coast Bays seat at present held by Maurice Williamson,
Add in  the other very puzzling as to its influence from the Fat Krauts equally strange and equally dysfunctional manifestation.  Surely if a valid lesson is ever required to end the ability for great wealth to be wielded as an electoral weapon it is at least very tarnished if not entirely discredited.
Peters and his personality cult,  given a boost with its success in the Northland bi-election must have his eyes on the detritus, also assorted lawyers who seem to be very close to Craig's litigious  mind-set at  all times.
So who will be dismayed, well all those who thought for whatever reason that Craig could deliver, who will for the most part just sink back into the swamp on the edges of the Nats fortress,  the hangers on who have made hay from Don Quixote Craig or was he merely Sancho Panza  on "Dapples" and Don was a figment of a fevered albeit moneyed persons mind

The latest apparition to circumvent the CR rump in the form of David Clark's Members Bill to end the Coat Tail provisions of MMP indicates a certain desperation from the socialists in their manipulations around the rather open opportunities of MMP that the left have failed to utilise apart from the rather tawdry as it turned out, efforts by the Troughmaster General in Wigram.
Is it at all likely the NZLP will see an opportunity to mop up some of the GP vote that it could regather   from disillusioned harder left supporters with a split of the NZL party into social democrats and old labour, not that that will change much it will just cut the pie into different servings.

The left of politics must be very upset that the implosion has totally undermined any traction they might have been generating on housing, alleged poverty and other tired old memes that were still bubbling along with dedicated efforts of the chatterati.
Crazy Colin's latest drama still apparently unfolding as I write, is doing an already struggling Little Party no favours at all.

The Euphemistic Mr Craig

Yesterday was a weird day for NZ minor party politics.

Looking behind the obvious one has to wonder how such an idiot as Mr Craig ever made a fortune, let alone entered politics.

The subliminal message from yesterday's antics is very simple.

If this guy is so stupid as to use 'inappropriate behaviour' which is journalism's euphemistic code word for 'I was fucking her' when in fact he was not, then how the hell could you ever consider putting him in charge of the country's administration? 

If he was merely attempting to engage in Clintonesque inappropriate behaviour but never made it over the line, then he's a failure.  He couldn't even get his leg over his press secretary.

How the hell could you ever consider putting such a dope in charge of the country's administration?  

JUST WHAT IS ANDREW LITTLE ON ABOUT?

I note with some amusement that the 'nice' Mr Little is seized with the fact that there appears to be a certain inconsistency over the declaration of a Civil Defence Emergency in the Taranaki/Wanganui/Rangitikei regions this weekend while Dunedin residents were left to fend for themselves in the flooding that effected more than 1,000 properties earlier this month.

Really Mr Little ... if you are touting yourself as a leader in waiting  then I would expect you would have at least a modicum of knowledge regarding responsibilities under the Civil Defence Act.    Clearly you need to bring yourself up to speed.   Once you do you will find that the primary responsibility for making a declaration (of a Civil Defence Emergency) rests with the local authority concerned with the Minister able to intervene if he/she thinks necessary.

So, what have we here?   Dunedin, with both its electorates held by Labour MPs; a Labour aligned Mayor and a 'left' leaning Council and none of them thought it necessary to make a declaration.   So just what is Mr Little on about?   Is it a 'backdoor' criticism of brand Labour in Dunedin or is it the mumbling of an essentially irrelevant person looking for a headline ... Colin Craig might give him some pointers on how to achieve that.


The Court System Assaulted Yet Again

 
The man who murdered Jade Bayliss (Source: ONE News)
The face Of Mr Jeremy McLaughlin.

Jeremy McLaughlin Is back in court appealing his conviction and sentence for murdering 13 year old Jade Bayliss in 2011.

This lovely man went to West Australia as so many did and during his time there in 1995 he killed a teenage boy.
He was deported back to New Zealand when he was deemed to have served his sentence and ended up in a relationship with Jade's Mother, Tina.

Four days before the child died in a house she shared with her Mother, Tina Bayliss went to Christchurch police with concerns about her now ex partner but left with only a trespass notice to hand Jeremy should he attempt to enter her house.
Four days later the killer went to the Barrington street house to commit burglary and when discovered by the 13 year old,  strangled her and stuffed sox into her mouth, continued with the burglary,  then went to Westfield to dispose of stolen items leaving Jade's empty wallet in the carpark there.
He then returned to the Barrington St house with petrol and torched it, returning to Westfield for fish and Chips before going on to his home where the police acting on information from those who were prevented from telling Tina four days earlier who her now ex was and what he had proved he was capable of, took McLaughlin in for questioning

Now today this piece of canine excrement is back contesting the validity and reliance on the DNA evidence that supported his conviction, apparently claiming too much emphasis was placed on that evidence.

When Jade's Body was found in her torched home in Christchurch a local cop flagged the scroat as a suspect.
Later after much obstruction around Jeremy's rights to privacy his case went to court and evidence around his movements and those of his car built a case of selling articles from Jade's home that were removed before he returned to spread accelerant and then torch the home.

Two years after the killing and arson Graeme Pankhurst convicted the scumbag whose record of killing in WA could not be divulged to Jade's mum by police in possession of such a serious potential threat because of completely stupid and obstructive law around McLaughlin's right to Privacy.
Pankhurst in sentencing McLaughlin commented that he had come perilously close to being sent to the poky for the rest of his natural life and handed down a sentence of  life with23 years without parole.

I accept that the bastards who can kill with such nonchalance are entitled to a defence at trial but it seems rather a corruption that the law can be involved in such a waste of resources with apparently no way anybody in the system can just  say F*^k off noddy,  here is the sentence you so nearly got after your  trial, just resign your miserable self to never seeing the sunrise again ever unless you have a cell with a view.

I understand The Hon Judith Collins and the Sensible Sentencing Trust have made moves to overcome the stupid prohibition on permitting McLaughlin's horrendous record to be given to Tina Bayliss to allow her to at a minimum assess the risk that unfortunately did exist and resulted in the death of Jade, her daughter.
I hope such very necessary change has occurred.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Super City Failing, Why



Well in the main because of the quality of those who get voted in.

With it appearing a fait acompli that Pants Down Brown will manage to have his 60 billion ten year plan passed by the 19 member elected council on Thursday it is suggested that outcome will eventuate with a minority of 7 councillors in favour Vs 6 opposed with the rest either absent, John Walker  and Browns deputy Hulse or choosing to abstain. The cowards are Casey, Clow, ex Regional council supremo Lee, Wayne Walker and  Watson.

Auckland voters facing a 10% rise in council graft charges need to remember those Quislings names as by abstaining the cowards are perpetrating, enabling, permitting the massive rates rort. Having been elected to represent the voters in their ward and accepting the money, abdicating their responsibility deserves termination and as no recall facility is available then rejection at the next election is the only recourse.

Dont blame Hide, the problem is down to the dumbarses who through ineptitude, failure of due diligence or plain lack of intellectual ability elected nonentities to sit on council with a massive deficit of ability or honesty who will inevitably at the next election claim with no moral backing, it wasn't me, I abstained.

Evidently the cowards are using a very suspect and erroneous advisory from CEO  Town and CFO Tindall that failure to pass the brown turd would have dire repercussions. Total bollocks it would create some need to vote in either a more palatable alternative or some interim measure.

The whole charade stinks worse than the rare flower in the Auckland Botanical Gardens.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

POLITICS OZ STYLE

It is fascinating sitting on the sidelines here in a wet cold Canberra watching the ALP disembowel themselves over Tony Abbot's success in stopping the boats while their erstwhile leader is facing attacks from both inside and outside Labor as he prepares to be hauled before the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption to explain his roll in certain 'creative' fund raising initiatives that took place during his time at the helm of the Australian Workers Union.

Cut to the 'boats' and on Monday and, against the backdrop of Tony Abbott saying that the Government would do whatever necessary to stop the people smugglers in their tracks, the ALP was preparing to move a vote of censure in the House over a reported payment by Australian 'officials' of US $30k to the crew of a boat supposedly carrying illegal migrants on its way to New Zealand in order to 'encourage' them to turn the boat back to Indonesia.     Twelve hours later Labor dived for cover, why? ... well it transpired that under the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd administration there was a AUD $30m slash fund established to do just that.    So, what have we got?    Answer ... under Labor $30 million paid out in bribes to stop the boats and they still kept coming while under Abbott a supposed $30,000 payment and the boat, its crew and its passengers are back in Indonesia.  

BTW ... don't know if pictures of the boat in question appeared in the NZL media but from my limited nautical knowledge it looked as though it would have been hard put to make it on the Paihia to Russell ferry run.

Cut to Bill Shorten.   For years he was a protected species through his association with the daughter of Australian Governor-GeneraL Quenton Bryce.   Shorten was an acknowledged 'hard man' union leader in a country where the union movement wields considerable political power and industrial muscle and where might equals the right to indulge in questionable practices and, in the process, enrich both yourself and those around you.    And now it's unraveling with ALP insiders starting to spill the beans and portray him as a man not to be trusted while the SMH, hardly a bastion of conservatism, is calling for his resignation.

For what it is worth I think Shorten will survive.    He knows where too many of the bodies are for the ALP to roll him least he goes feral.

One final observation.   NZ politics are small kids birthday party stuff c/w politics OZ style .... Colin Craig and Crimdotcon notwithstanding.





Saturday, June 20, 2015

Maybe The Ngati Whatua Room would have been more secure?


Heather du Plessis-Allan has been tipped as a front-runner to co-host the replacement show for Campbell Live on TV3. Photo / Hagen Hopkins
 Photo / Hagen Hopkins


Using a Hotel that is a well known destination for TVNZ people in Tranzit in the Capital and a room booked under TVNZ was a bit lax.

Is Barrie's squeeze to be a  front person for TV3's long term replacement for Campbell Live, now deceased?

When HdP A's boss walked in on a meeting of Mark Jennings and her it could have been interesting as a minimum for Phil O'Sullivan.

Gee I Feel Better Already, Thanks Popeye.



The Pope, who it was finally decided by Pius the IX in the 19th century is "infallible" after centuries of that dogma merely being a central plank in  theory on such matters, has come out as a committed supporter of the concept  that it is profligate man who is cooking the planet!

As the head honcho of a bunch of misogynists who see no problem with having far too many sprogs  as  a duty, even though in the ghetto they only create exponentially greater problems, who harbour and protect sex-offending paedophile clergy, who ignore the potential of half their flock as leaders and preachers because they don't have a penis, suddenly, on the basis of his Marxist early life becomes an expert on a science that is in deep doo doo as the last two decades refuse to conform to the AGW, now climate change meme by refusing to actually get warmer.

Now I accept that the church of Rome does some good works around the world but any such kudos are of extreme doubt as to real value when measured against the way their dogma contributes to so much misery, not  vastly  different from another bunch of mind owning clerics with very similar irresponsible attitudes to negative outcomes from a totalitarian control concept and profligate breeding.

As a modern leader of an organisation that too often seems stuck in an age long gone, the current occupant of the Vatican top table place of authority has made some laudable moves to pay a subscription to the 21st century.
However it is essential that this latest dumb throwing his weight behind a scientific theory, still under some considerable doubt and one which if it had all the potential for financial advantage removed would only lie in basements of most teaching institutions gathering dust and mould, comes from an equally benighted forerunner group of religious authoritarians who cast Galileo as a heretic and confined him to house arrest for the rest of his life because he dared to publish his findings that Copernicus was correct,  the earth was not the centre of the universe but was in orbit around the sun.

That is a great reason to ignore this latest attempt by a preacherman, albeit  a fairly heavy hitter, to make  another  declaration as a main point in an encyclical that as Pope(ye,) carries weight well beyond its real worth.

Hoi Mr Holy Dad,  here is a better way for you as a crusading Pope to leave the planet a better place from a much more effective suggestion for improvement,  particularly in some of the more challenged places looking for,  a better quality of life.
Stop the failed discredited opposition to rooting for fun, using contraception as an aid in sex for pleasure and start encouraging your flock to limiting offspring to numbers that the parents and lovers can actually deliver for,  rather than making them screwed up cotcases from just following their desires fired from centuries of genetic drivers to copulate.
Now there is a theory that is totally supported by science.

Over population particularly in areas of the globe in serious danger from a declining ability to feed clothe and shelter people is a massively more serious matter than a very minor rise in average temperature that may or may not be influenced by human activity but which it is well established will enable vast areas of the world to grow more food, and give a more clement place to live for many  souls.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday's Fulminations

Friday's Fulminations

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Regards

Adolf

Evolution or Revolution?

In 1972,  yes 43 years ago, a bunch of idealists began The Values Party of NZ with one Tony Blunt as leader to address what they saw as threats to the planet.

That environment based movement contested the next four elections but under FPP failed to ever convince an electorate to send one of the lobby group to Wellington.

The leadership passed to another Tony,  Kunowski this time and later introduced Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald as Co Leaders of the Green Party who with  the move to MMP  that they made a significant push to establish,  eventually cracked the 5% of the nation wide vote to sit in the big house.

Ever since those embryonic days in the early seventies there has been a potential schism threatening what is now The Green Party between those who have the environment as their principle driver and another bunch,  hard left socialists that include committed communists who saw a golden or was that a green opportunity to gain political relevance for a dogma that emerged from the working class of the 19th century and long since consigned to the rubbish bin of history as unworkable.  Not much has changed and that flaky hard left discredited theory has kept  the Green Party side-lined from participation in government basically everywhere but Germany

With the malaise, world wide eroding a position in the political landscape for the remnant workers party mostly under the title of Labour, Labor in Australia, Greens are subsuming the position of old socialists as they convince greater numbers of voters they are in fact a more electable alternative to  oppose current ascendant centre right administrations.

This shift has been thrust into sharp focus in Australia, with the upper house, The Federal Senate creating a road block for the Coalition to repair an inherited budget black hole, with The Green Party there pushing Labor into irrelevance, giving a move by the Abbott government, support to enable a major revamp of superannuation that will deny the most wealthy access to pension benefits. Inexplicably the dopy labor morons, maybe due to preoccupation with the current troubles their leader Shorten is undergoing as more voters come to question his suitability, are dying in the ditch and watching Di Natali make serious inroads as an alternative opposition.
The Australian Greens made a move to depart from a rather corrosive leadership style including the unfortunate TV image of Christine Milne, to a more urbane and apparently pragmatic Richard Di Natali who left Labor wallowing in disarray by giving support to The Coalition in the pension revamp in superannuation that puts more in the hands of the poor and cuts the wealthiest out altogether, moves that will improve the budget by billions.

That said spare a thought for the task Di Natali faces as he has a leg iron in the being of Sarah Hansen Young who with all the gravitas of a year nine blonde who just loves to "get on the Telly" then like a dog chasing a car is confused as to what next after it stops and she catches it.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Is Bovver Boy Bill Getting Prepped for Surgery?




One year ago Bill Shorten was the toast of the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery as the much loved leader of the media's fav political party. Once the destruction of Abbotts government was accomplished, King 'Brutus'  Billy would ascend the throne he has sought  since forever.

Today alas, he is not far away from just plain toast.

Incredibly the luvvies who worship the ground the ALP walks on, in large part from the actions of highly unionised journalists,  ignored the facts well known to many less biased among the followers of federal politics.
Bill Shorten was the man who carried the shiv that was used to wound Kevin Rudd who had swept John Howard and the Liberal Country party coalition from power after four successive victories only to become Billy Shortone's 1st victim when Bill  used his Union based muscle and tactical nous  to install the left wing of the ALP faction leader Julia Gillard three years on.

'Brutus' then  reinstated  KRudd again three years on after days of undying loyalty expressed to Prime Minister  Gillard who the polls had handing Abbott the biggest  predicted federal victory possible, calmly plunged the shiv, in what to Bill was just another nothing personal just business action.
Brutus having ended three sitting PMs time in the lodge  then rode to the top job as federal Opposition leader defeating Anthony  'Albo' Albanese and then became almost untouchable utilising the Rudd initiated leadership protections that make it much more difficult to do what Shorten has made an art form.

Today with plunging polls and a tidal wave of baggage from his days as the National Secretary of Bill Ludwig's mafia like AWU aka the  Australian Workers Union, it is all  starting to unravel.
While in that role Billy negotiated "deals" that gave the AWU war chest millions but didn't always turnout so good for his members and as recent revelations suggest created members who either did not know they were members or worse did not even exist but for the companies striving to prevent strikes crippling large projects, Bill Shorten  guaranteed industrial peace worth many more millions to company profits.
In one such case he actually negotiated lower conditions and pay for already low paid cleaners in his "negotiations"  that in reality were all about Bill Shorten's  political  ladder scramble funding.

Today Faifax Media who have along with the ABC been reluctant to the point of almost total silence as they have ignored the rising tide of damaging evidence coming out of the Coalition established Commission of Inquiry under the Hon Justice  Dyson Heydon  that was set up over the vehement protests of the ALP and as the waves get bigger the reasons for that are becoming more understandable,  revelations that have ended the Victorian senate whips employment for Shorten's successor Cesar Melham are no help either
Billy has dogpoop on his shoes and with Fairfax editorialising on such troubles he really is becoming an endangered species.

The ABC is still largely staunch but even their support is crumbling as a three part Documentary by Sarah Ferguson titled The Killing Season with a warts and all revelation that recounts much of the activities of what was originally "The Faceless Men" of the ALP back room  machinations but is now revealed in Technicolor as the Ides of March starring William Richard Shorten aka Bill aka Brutus.

With a third and final episode still to screen, the documentary has  harnessed the narcissistic personality of Rudd, the belief she can continue to rewrite history desires of Gillard and some extremely graphic contributions from senior staffers to justify their actions.
Ferguson's effort is lifting many veils from things the ALP will wish had remained well hidden but for Billy Brutus Shorton Brains it will make his upcoming surgery a certainty and his prognosis very poor.

Why Doesn't The UN Protest This?



instead of becoming more and more complicit in what is a massive tragic disaster for all humanity.

Bleeding hearts are having an orgy as it appears Australian border protection has paid money to the Captain and Crew of a leaky boat said to be heading for New Zealand with 65 queue jumping pseudo refugees on board to return to Indonesia.

Pure economics suggests that by spending even 10k to stop these queue jumpers who will happily condemn  poorer bastards in refugee camps to a longer wait is prudent when weighed against the millions that resettling that 65 along with the spawn, squeeze and other relations who will then have a legal right to follow,  will actually cost.

Of course treacherous pricks like Keith Locke, yep the same screwed up commy who still lauds Pol Pot, Joe Stalin and Mao as great leaders, whinges about what he sees as a paltry 750 a year that we already take from the pool of uneducated, unhealthy, souls bereft of any ability to contribute anything beyond sucking welfare from needy citizens that our benighted system continues to create more of  everyday.
Lets extrapolate that 750, and say 750 wives, average 8 sprogs, mum and dad the spouse's  mum and dad and before you can say Allah Akbar, conception pregnancy and another mosque, that so called paltry figure  is approaching 10 000.

However the serious fact ignored in all the rhetoric that accompanies this drum beating is,  if the melons and the softcocks socialists want to welcome boat people, they must first ignore a greater crime against humanity than merely turning a boat back to Indonesia from where they embarked the 65 who had the funds to purchase their new status as "boat people" is adding to the serious deprivation of human rights of the millions who live in squalor in UN Refugee camps.

A potential customer for a seat in a leaky boat must have means unless they are being inserted as part of a larger move by Islamists to get muslims into countries stupid enough to facilitate the destruction of the hard won way of life that seems to matter so little to idiot politicians.

Say one client  in Somalia, passage to Jakarta, $1500,
accommodation and living costs until a seat in the leaky boat is purchased, another $1000,
The seat purchased from the people trafficker currently estimated at over $5000,
Then as this whole dark art beyond the law activity will have little protection from even greater scumbag bastards  running more flimsy scams there will be considerable additional costs before a real seat exists and is acquired.

OK I am making some assumptions here but my point is that when someone for any reason up sticks and makes the run, it is reasonable imho to assume that around $10k US has been removed from the economy of the state at the point of departure, getting to and boarding a boat costs big bucks.
During the KRudd/Gilliard/Krudd disastrous dismantling of John Howard's Border policies, it is claimed over 40 000 made it to mainland Australia plus at least another  1200 who died when the tub they paid good US$ to board, sank at sea. then there will be countless others who never made it to a place in a sinking boat.

Just do the maths. Suddenly how good was that alleged $10k.

The UN has blood, not just on its hands, they are filling Olympic sized swimming pools  with it in their disastrous enabling of the creation, exploitation and incompetent handling of the whole bloody shambles. That includes  the exponentially exploding trafficking in humanity occurring in the Mediterranean as up to a million souls are in transit to Europe via Italy from Libya.

For starters someone needs to destroy every rotting tub that can be converted to a gamblers option to be drowned at sea.
The UN needs to remove their rose tinted sunnies and make concerted efforts to return to assisting those souls who are genuinely created by war amongst two bit thugs who seem to enjoy such mind boggling immunity while travelling internationally, to wit the nice Mr Omar Al Bashir, President  of Sudan recently enjoying diplomatic protected time out in the SA Republic, unhindered and free to roam.

Tony Abbott is dam right to do what ever it takes and his fifth column should forget their politics and start to have regard for their increasingly threatened country, because very few other self styled  leaders give a rodents posterior.

Every effort must be made to stop human trafficking, dammit,  it is nearly 200 years since enlightened Christian Statesmen ended the disgusting absolute misery of the slave trade yet the  UN and dumbarse enablers  can't find the intestinal fortitude  to prevent an equally depraved activity around trading in humans for cash euphemistically termed refugee assistance.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Did Justice Katz Free a Guilty Man?




Midway through the trial of husband Yun Qing "Jack" Lui for the murder of his wife Cissy Chen, the trial Judge  'reluctantly' ruled as inadmissible, evidence from a person described as close to the victim.
Victim Cissy had expressed to her friend on the morning Cissy disappeared that should she die or be dying  her husband Jack would be responsible.

After a seven week trial a jury found Jack not guilty.
During the Bain fiasco the now late Justice Neil Williamson ruled out evidence from Laniet Bain's boyfriend on alleged assertions that Robin Bain was in an incestuous relationship with Laniet.
Whether to include Robin as having a motive or a serious impact on an already seriously dysfunctional family such activity could have had major impact around how David and/or Robin might have been affected, My thinking was seriously interested in such evidence and it was nothing to do with prurience only justice and its delivery.

When Justices make such decisions they are making serious impacts on the larger picture and by ruling such evidence out possibly giving decisive emphasis in a finely balanced deliberation.

Justice Susan Katz admitted her decision was reluctantly arrived at but she decided the evidence as to possible motive could be prejudicial.
Now I am not a lawyer but isn't almost all evidence in a court of law "Prejudicial" to either the prosecution or the defendant  and are the jurors not supposed to balance all the evidence as to probity and relevance.
Isn't the "summing up where the presiding judge gives the instructions to the jury where they give guidance to how the jury should use the various evidence presented for their consideration.

Given media accounts of how the relationship between victim and suspect was descending into chaos with considerable financial outcomes at stake it seemed a little odd the Katz made a ruling on what seemed to be rather relevant information.
Sort of smoking gun in a way.

Of course under double jeopardy rules Jack is beyond a second prosecution but had the evidence been given he could have appealed its inclusion had he been convicted.
I am making no assertions as to guilt or innocence but there are some very pertinent questions here around the Judges ruling.

And In A Similar Vein


The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing,
stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red
light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in
frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection,
dropping her cell phone and makeup.
 
As she was still in mid rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. 
 
The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.
He took her to the police station where she was searched,
fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.
 
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the
door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting
officer was waiting with her personal effects.
 
He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind
your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front
of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'What Would
Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the
'Follow Me to Sunday School' bumper sticker, and the chrome plated
Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally....I assumed you had
stolen the car.

Problem Solving At The Very Top



A police patrol stops a car in a less than nice comfy area of South Auckland, sort of just away from the leafy burb where the top brass live

"can I see your licence please"

"er well I done ave it wif me"

"you do have a licence"

"er well it not sort of any good yu no"

'where is it?'

" me cuz wanted it to buy some piss"

"well go straight home and keep out of my way, OK".

Now who was the genius that set up that oh so very efficient solution to the many ferals who drive around with no current licence and worse have probably never even seen a road code.

Positives:
reduces the work load for  Plod.

reduces Maori crime stats.

reduces Maori incarceration rates.

reduces the total outstanding unpaid fines.

recognises the reality that if the $400 is collected it will make the likely hood of the scroat getting a licence even less likely.

nice fit with indigenous rights. It is all down to bloody colonialism, yeah right!

Negatives: well if you are a soft cock apartheid appeaser, a racist who has no idea what one is or a squishy why make trouble public servant masquerading as a police HQ desk jockey, absolutely no negatives at all.

However as a 'one judicial system for all' that is losing the respect and support of law abiding New Zealand  it is another massive fail as it will have zero allowance for some stressed poor bugger who after 12 hours work discovering his wallet and bit of plastic that has become for some of no consequence is still in the drawer of his desk at work. Why the different treatment? well the second man has a job, income, assets and will pay!!

"sorry Sir here is an instant fine for $400 the instructions as to how you pay are on the back, have a safe trip home", but only  after a delay while plod checks the rego the WOF does a walk around the vehicle and in all probability will ask "have you had a drink today Sir then  a breath test to boot.

To be filed under "proactive policing"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Who Knew The Wankfest Existed?



Yesterday Farrer  posted an illuminating post on a congress here in NZ of the Asia Pacific Greens that attracted around 500 souls on a jaunt to make themselves feel relevant.

Some Melons decry those of us who see a dumptruck of hypocrisy in such wankfests on the dubious grounds that it would be impossible to do what they do without Air travel.
Yes that is a valid construct but why they attract such opprobrium is the continual preaching or is that screeching from their pulpit of utter hypocrisy as to how those who create wealth and employment opportunity are destroying the planet in their endeavours.

Yes the Green Party lobbyists would be proscribed by limiting their feel good pseudo religious activities but for me, why is that a problem.

At the conclusion of his Post DPF included a table of emissions by the Asia pacific region and they are in the main paltry, the total including China, Russia, India  and Japan and the other 20 odd comes to less than half the global total and at number 25 of the Asia Pacific list at nought point two percent,  yes 0.2%,  is lil ole NZ with its belching cattle and sheep.

The bloody melons want to destroy our way of life for why exactly?

Opportunity Knocks.




The current crisis in the health of people who rent houses and are being struck down with pneumonia, seem to all be in the Auckland region.

Questions:
If it is down to cold and damp, why are Invercargill people apparently not dying.
If it is suddenly so bad how is it suddenly the fault of the Key gummint
If it is high rainfall and high humidity how is it manifesting only in Auckland.

I am certain the coldest I have ever been was at Field-days c1990 with scotch mist and inspite of full thermals,  wool jersey over bush shirt, swandri, beanie, saddletweed trousers, thick sox and redbands, all under a new oilskin full coat this then very fit and healthy man was threatened with hypothermia.

So the challenge for some intrepid wannabe journalist is to leave off the repeating of the vacuous spin from pressers, take time out and indulge yourself.
Success will look great on a CV.

Monday, June 15, 2015

ON JUDITH COLLINS

You either love her or hate her.   I am open in my admiration for Judith Collins which had its genesis in her unconditional support for the Vietnam veteran community.   Not sure she will agree with me but I see a certain similarity between her and Helen Clark ... a fearsome intellect; a degree of ruthlessness; an ability to make things happen.

Plenty of differences too.   Unlike H1 she didn't come from a privileged background; unlike H1 she fashioned a successful career outside politics before entering parliament; unlike H1 she has a more traditional experience of marriage and raising a family.

Sure she attracts controversy.   Goes with the territory of being, next to John Key, the politician that those on the 'left' most love to hate ... suspect too she gets up the nostrils of some on the right of the 'blue rinse' variety.

Matters not.   With Labour on the ropes and languishing after their 'leaders' totally inept performance in the budget debate now is the time for the Prime Minister to really put the boot into a dispirited and disunited opposition and bring back one of his best attack weapons.

Come back in Crusher.   Your time on the backbench is up.

Life's Little Dramas.



Well hardly a drama more domestic Koro Lounge inanity perhaps.

I mused to swmbo that I felt 'scones' coming on for morning tea on a cold bleak morning at around 6 degrees outside
Her reply was a succinct alternative of 'pikelets'?

I magnanimously suggested we could consider the options and perhaps make both but then added that would be daft.
So I began listing some further options such as a toss or a simple compromise.
'What would be the compromise" she asked, " we do it your way", I replied, and that folks might just be a small part how a relationship is into its 53rd year and going great.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Of Course It Wasn't About Farmers and The Dry




Had TVOne infotainment hour running as evening meal was prepared and up came a bit on the seriously worsening dry affecting  an Eastern Swathe of North Canterbury.

Gee Whiz someone really does care I thought in a hallelujah moment of false expectation, then the reality, it was merely the intro by the socialist training school and publicity organ for the loopy left for a promo on melon James Shaw's latest brain fart to force every piece of legislation to be tested against a global warming standard.

So after it gets past the Human rights numpties, The law society,   Bill of Rights,  Iwi rorts, and the treaty, the environment hurdles,  The RMA, regional and district councils,  Mr Bloody Mellon Shaw wants it to be impeded by another bunch of morons who believe that although this planet survived many periods of Volcanic pollution that has the current CO2 figures in the small beer category, their dreams of one world government should be given a legislated opportunity to wreak havoc in one more vague hurdle constructed by idiots who have never created even a wooden digging stick to better feed the people.
The enablers at the state run propaganda wing of socialism fell over themselves to oblige because the current challenges facing the East coast are something new and because melons fly all around the world to wank fests have an acceptable effect on the climate, it is the profligacy of all the rest of us that has the many "Private Frazers" saying "we are doomed, doomed I tell ya"
Bollocks!
My first decade as a farm owner took place just 7Kms east of the target farm used tonight and we had five years of dry, year on year then five better seasons at around average rainfall with one massive difference, we had diversity in income streams and the stocking rates were probably 25% lower than what the industry attempts today and the diversity is much diminished.
I borrowed 90% of the purchase price of that farm and had paid it off in six years of very challenging weather patterns.

Prior to that as a child and then a Youth there were equally devastating drys from Gisborne to Nth Otago, often in quite small pockets geographically as this years manifestation has presented, although parts of the coastal southern Hawkes Bay and  Wairarapa are pretty challenged as I write.
Irrigation has mitigated such weather events also, much of say North Otago is now watered from the serious controls on the Waitaki river system with an even bigger coverage still available with much improved and efficient delivery systems.

Since the very inefficient and wasteful Amuri Plains system was built using water from the Waiau and a later minor take from the Hurunui there has been a very slow utilisation of vast quantities of winter flow water  to the Pacific every year and until some bold bugger with big nuts tells the tree huggers to go to the desert for 40 years it aint gunna change.
Good ole boy Melon Shaw is just the latest dopy bugger to emerge as a point of interest for the dying too slowly dead tree recyclers and snake oil salesmen.

Dry Autumns are a fact that has plagued the eastern coasts of both islands since forever, that is why so much of it had very little big tree forests and large areas of tussock and scrub.

So good on the media for another nail in their casket as they pursue the puerile and the inane in increasingly ineffective promotions of the losers,  to the cost of productive New Zealand.

To use the now immortal word of  General Anthony McAuliffe at Bastogne in reply to a German request he surrender, my reply to Melon Shaws Brain Fart is   "NUTS".

Canadian Supreme Court Rules On Medical Cannabis.




Cameron Slater has covered the decision of the Canadian SC effectively decriminalising the use of Medicinal Cannabis in all forms.

In the afterglow of Hon Peter Dunne's belated conflicted decision as a one off, to allow the family of Alex Renton to access cannabis oil as he lies in a coma of over two months duration and failure of many differing relief treatments to reduce the almost continual neural seizures Alex is suffering,  this is for many a significant ruling.

Some years ago now I had my implacable opposition to decriminalising, legalising or any other relaxation of the law around Cannabis demolished by someone who's views I have always regarded for logic and good sense.
Neither of us afaik have any connection to the recreational use of the weed but that person turned my beliefs  180 degrees.

I have always had a healthy regard for the clear and obvious failure of the US post WW1  prohibition laws that saw the explosion of organised crime,  manifested in events,  that despite the best efforts of Hollywood were always brutal destructive and totally opposed to any respect for the law.
The vast sums of money, prohibition engenders will always work to circumvent what law abiding citizens mistakenly believe such laws will achieve and it continues with the current multi billion illegal trade in amphetamine type drugs.

If  the ignorant think there will be no health repercussions from recreational drug use then I see no alternative to education as a control and it may mean some pretty ugly education protocols to get that message through. Of course to a member of generations who have imbibed alcohol I see the irony in that questionable position.

So it is with some relief  to me the CSC has recognised the tide of de-criminalising what more and more people see as a completely legitimate belief in using cannaboids as relief for pain, brain disorders, some anxiety conditions and that such people are subjected to laws  outcomes history should have convinced all, prohibition will not control, is very bad law indeed.
I am not advocating for removal of the clear societal advantages that accompany controlling supply and demand pressures of opiates, cannaboids, amphetamines, and other drug families that idiots will first sample and then become addicted to or otherwise dependent on.
Also I accept that working in fields where others are directly endangered from substance affected responses by others must be addressed by mandatory testing but that is easily placed as a basic participation protocol.

So fronting a pharmacy or a GP to access alternative treatments that largely because of the criminalising laws, effectively preclude much of the research effort, is for this old conservative a good move and maybe it will take a saner and more open minded minister than the clearly declining old man at present in that  chair to advance
It is very clear that Possumhead's very misguided and chaotic responses in the face of socalled "legal highs" cause more problems than they solved as has the increasing potency levels of todays weed and blooming availability of the dreaded "P".
Did prohibition fuel such "progress", it is certain it did not reduce it.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Yes Hanoi Jane Does hold a Chair At Auckland University.



From Wikipedia,
Elizabeth Jane Kelsey is a professor of law at the University of Auckland and a prominent critic of globalisation.
Jane Kelsey has an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Auckland. She has worked at the University of Auckland since 1979 and was appointed to a personal Chair in Law in 1997. At Cambridge "left-thinking Marxist scholars ... taught her the political theory that ... underpins her daily work".[1]
She is a key member of the Action Resource Education Network of Aotearoa (Arena), and is actively involved in researching and speaking out against the World Trade Organisation, the International Monetary Fund, free trade and corporate-led globalisation.[1] She is also actively involved in campaigning for the New Zealand Government's full recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi and opposed the controversial seabed and foreshore legislation.
Kelsey is an outspoken critic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks, of which New Zealand is a part.[2]
Kelsey took part in actions over the 1981 Springbok tour.

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She has been there for decades.

However to continually trot her views on Trade, The TPP, the actions of the current Government and John Key in particular with the introductory "from Auckland University" as if anyone who slides out from that monument to mediocrity must be relevant and have her pronouncements accepted as truths, is disingenuous in the extreme.

It is just so tiresome and inane to patronise those who still go to the TV News, The Wireless and the deadtree recyclers out of a misguided belief that they will emerge better informed,  is a distorting propaganda exercise that the alleged father of  Magda's doomed children  would be completely in awe of .

Hanoi Jane Kelsey is a trougher extraordinaire, who has warped the innocent minds of  generations of students since the Vietnam War days.

If the media had a shred of honesty, probity and fiduciary duty they would either ignore the Marxist preacher and communist enabler or preface any quote she might get published with a disclaimer that includes the true belief systems the sad old relic from the now thankfully failed communist residual dogma she clings to.

She appears to have absolutely no cognitive regard for the massive strides free world trade delivers year on year to so many of the worlds poorest who are striving to escape from their very real poverty, while those worst affected are only trapped because like minded wannabe game changers perpetrate the misery of for the simple reason that without the poorest flotsam,  what else would remain for sad bastards like her to fill in their miserable days with.