Sunday, September 21, 2014

Another "Red Zone" Demolition Order?

As the fallout forms its signature cloud a derelict house of cards in the Red Zone is under threat.

Mr c wants to keep his toys and baubles after a reported rather abrupt exit from New Lynn HQ last night following his concession (or was that an oblique victory) speech.

Robertson the only other survivor of the three amigos is being cagey as is Shearer whose dumping triggered the first contest decided under the 40/40/20 debacle system designed to perpetrate a union "full nelson" as a part of future bouts.

Having delivered the worst result in nearly a century where he could not even gain a simple plurality of Party votes in his own long held electorate he wants to have another turn.
It is not your turn Davy boy it is about winners and losers and first loser does not warrant a first turn let alone another.
The prime mover in the destruction of the Labour party did gain a second bite and was successful but she scored nearly 30% before seeking a second chance, a figure that has been going down the gurgler since you booted Shearer who was enjoying mid thirties.
Your score in case you missed it was 24% or the other way round 76 in every hundred voters wanted your skinny arse kicked, , hard.

Au Revior and stand down that soldier.

Keeping Stock / Inventory 2 posts his Last Hurrah
After nearly seven years on deck KS/Inv2 has called it a day an gone to honorable retirement.

He had served the Blogosphere  well as a must read and was outed from his anonymity by the slime-ball Hager in his now exposed as lethal for the wannabees, grenade,  as the launch pad for the chaos that was supposed to destroy Key and his government.

That the whole charade exploded in their bunker with heavy casualties was in no small part down to the quiet and considered part played by Keeping Stock among a very few.

Well done that soldier, enjoy whatever the future holds and for my part that will be having another three years of stable government largely free from the excesses that could have come from the Hydra.

Cheers and grateful  personal thanks, Murray.

Cunliffe's finally on the money....

Cunliffe is correct

Anyone with half a brain can see that Laboured are on a one way trip to irrelevance...

The reality is that this result could be as good as it ever gets for them.

They have now joined the ranks of other centre and  left minor parties all scraping for a slice of the pie.

Its not actually all Cunliffe's fault.... Clark set them up to fail.

(As an aside will Kim Dotcom  be known as Kim he's turned out to be a comedy of errors)

The missing million

What happened to the "missing million" Labour and the GIMPs were meant to enrol and turn out?

They turned out alright.  But the problem is they weren't missing at all.  They all voted for National.

Results Counted:7,198 of 7,198 (100.0%)
Total Votes Counted:2,112,522
Special Votes:254,630
Less than 6 votes taken in Voting Places:1,385
National Party1,010,46448.06412061

This was a  FPP result.  The dope party got more party votes than United Future.  The minor parties were hammered, including the Greens who polled poorly and who found out that rhetoric doesn't equal substance.

This was an election of the old, grumpy conservatives.

For parties like Act to grow from here they need charismatic, statesmanlike leaders who shine on TV - much like Winston does.  For all Act's good ideas and policies, MMP elections are all about the leaders because of party lists and the party vote.  Colin Craig did very well in this area this time.

I made mention many times starting about 9 months ago how the Conservatives would not make it and how Act would easily win Epsom.  I was right on both counts.  The 5% threshold is very hard to crack - it won't be any easier next time for Colin.

Last night I tweeted at 7:30 pm that Kelvin Davis would win TTT based on what I was seeing with the results.  Then about 9pm the commentators started to call it.  That just shows what amateurs the TV stations had on their shows - I mean, Toni Street.  Puhleeez.

And that brings me back to the "missing million".  It has been found, actually.  And it is located as not one million, but rather about $5.5 million described on the expense returns of Kim Dotcom and Colin Craig in their attempts to buy power.

Finally, the big winner last night was Curia Research.  It probably picked up another 10 clients on the back of Key's endorsement in his acceptance speech!

Bake off

A pancake has never won a cake competition.
Cunliffe has made it very clear that he will chain himself to the railings and swallow the key.
I sincerely hope they cannot find a locksmith
Without dirty politics we would have seen no list MP's for the party workers party.

A Rogue's Gallery With No Shame.

Number one loser has to be Herr Schmitz, possibly 5 million for nothing, another 5 million offered as a bribe to find nonexistent crap to make his Moment of Truth viable. I hope whoever created "The Email" got paid more than the minimum although it was pretty minimal really

Further foreigners trying to corrupt our Democratic institutions, Assange, Snowdon, Greenwald and Amsterdam coming in second losers can just head back to their stinking hovels and vegetate.
Add in our homegrown albeit equally compromised Harre, Corkery, Sykes, Minto and Harawira all seduced by a pile of dubious dosh with the departed Sue Bradford a beacon of probity who alone among them could see the looming disaster.

Third place goes to a totally castrated and inept Media who apart from epiphiniac  moments from a few, plus  a rather more focused effort from Leighton Smith, Shawn Plunket,  Hosking with moments from Larry Williams were in the main, the pits.

Fairfax and The Herald were possibly the biggest disappointment. They fastened onto Hagar's Saga and then the promise of the Dot Bomb scheduled for the 15th and totally denied oxygen to policy and promotion of all the candidates for the entire campaign period. Led by  Fisher, Vance, in the van of a cavalcade of mediocrity
State TV and Government sponsored via favorable credit terms TV3, were in a word woeful and a total let down for any remnants of democratic process. Corrin Dann, John Campbell, Bazza until the warts were the only things visible, Paddy Gower, Lisa Owen, Katie Bradford, prostituted
The subservient efforts to promote the charade that Schmitz wasted his illgotten gains on in a vain attempt to Buy NZInc. among so many of the trained and skilled, was nauseating.

Rachel Smally's efforts at dawn incensed me to a point of protest to her sponsors KPMG over her anti semetic tirades targeting Netenyahu trying to suppress the swarms of rockets.
I must not have been alone, as the rubbish seemed to end.
A totally discredited Journalist  with the rest of her attempt to replace news and investigation with her opinions, as if they had value.
Newstalk ZB news efforts were so biased and pathetically aimed as to be a waste of oxygen.

Hopefully The sartorially splendid dwarf of St Mary's Bay will do his Brigadoon thing and slide back into irrelevance for 30 months, or hopefully for all time.
Hadfield will regroup and his disfunctional Whanau will make their next play at Waitangi next February.
Cunliffe will have the batten dragged from his cold dead fingers,   probably by David Shearer who will have the monumental task of trying to build a credible NZLP from the ashes.

Bryan Bruce could work on a documentary on the conflagration that has enveloped the  Clark and Cullen legacy where Nash, Davis, O'Connor and Clarke might wrest the decaying rump from Kelly Little and Co.
McCarten can slide back into his Primeval Swamp with Bradbury and the other anachronistic irrelevancies from last century.
Nigel Latta can revert to investigating and portraying the real NZ. a talent very evident but his efforts to be the focus of State TV in  making a play, under funding from NZ on Air to create political capital, just more seeds strewn on barren ground.
Norman and Turei can revert to the Lobby group the Party they hijacked always were.

Bestest of all  the Fat Fuck from Coatsville can move to Leavenworth where his connectivity will be more man to man, sort of personal if you like.

The greatest news from an extraordinary night was the resilience, probity and common sense of the entire electorate producing that result in the face of the most chaotic and manipulated campaign in my 18 General Elections.
Dirty Politics, yes aplenty but absolutely nothing new just a whole lot more visible and selectively promoted as being all about one side.
To those who still think it was all about Slater, Ede and Co, total bollocks The Standard and The Daily Blog were in it up to their navels, just nobody said so.

Player of the week Tony Abbott whose intervention with the Terror threat made the incoherent ramblings of Dot Crim's masterstroke drown quietly in the murky waters.
Player of the Day John Key for winning the trophy.


Incredible night.    Much will be said over the next few days.   For what it is worth ........

The Winners

New Zealand
John Key
New Zealand
Young Nationals (the 5,000 who worked their butts off)
Kelvin Davis (the cheering at our Election HQ was deafening)
Pollster David Farrar

The Losers

Cunliffe (who took his Party from 33% to 25%)
Greens  (terrible result and almost pipped by Winston First)
Hone Harawira (who sold his Mana for 30 pieces of silver)
Conservatives (some good people conned)
Christine Rankin (absolutely bombed in Epsom)
Holden (Nasty people like you helped the 'Left' loose the election)
Angry Tory (read your post s l o w l y and go figure)   

nuff said 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mr c cant do maths.

Since the last leaders debate during the leadup to the election Mr c was adamant he would become the PM with a three party coalition with possible c & s  from IM and the MP.

Both Moderator Hosking and Key were pointing out the clear and present reality  the bleeding obvious that around 54 seats does not have a snowballs chance in hell.

Mr c shouted that the others were wrong wrong wrong, well Labour 31 GP on 12 and winston first on 11 is almost exactly what you refused to believe, 54, you would have even needed the head of security to get an even close.

If you cant do basic maths then perhaps a job driving a taxi will do it as they have machines to do the sums.

David Parker/Bob Parker (Sir)

mrspdm was talking to some people yesterday and one of them made the statement that David and Sir Bob Parker were brothers - in fact they were adamant. Wikipedia indicates this is unlikely as David grew up in Dunedin and Sir Bob in Christchurch - however there is a 7 year age difference and people move around. Can someone enlighten us please.

Good Steady Progress

The Gnats have not been below 48% so far.  Sitting comfortable on 49% with 28% of the vote counted.  Our sincerest thanks go to Kim DotKrim.

Results Counted

0% 28.2% Complete100%

Percentage of Party Votes Received by each Party

National PartyLabour PartyGreen PartyNew Zealand First PartyInternet MANAMāori PartyACT New ZealandOthers
Numbers in brackets are seats won by party             

Killing A Death Cult

(This will get the bleeding heart liberals going.)

Australia, along with the US and most Western European countries, finds itself with a serious problem on its hand.  Unreconstructed radical fundamentalist Islamic fanatics, born in Australia.   

Apologists for Islam fail to admit that Islam is not just a religion of hatred - it is inextricably linked to a barbaric legal system called Sharia.  In other words, the church is the state.

Australian PM Tony Abbot rightly has labelled Islam as a ‘Death Cult.

Thanks to all the surveillance techniques and police powers about which lunatic NZ leftists have been railing for the last few weeks, a horrific terrorist attack in Sydney’s CBD has been thwarted.   Unlike earlier imported conflicts (Serb v Croat) the children of Islamic immigrants are perpetuating and inflaming their homeland hatreds.  

The question on many people’s minds is no longer ‘how did it come to this’ but ‘how do we get rid of this plague?’  The answer is ‘with considerable difficulty.’ 

It took Spain 700 years to evict the Moors who essentially did exactly what their latter-day colleagues have done.  Immigrated to western countries and gradually took over sectors of each country, introducing sharia law and Islam’s entrenched subjugation of women, abuse of children and murder of non-Muslims.  It took a successful military campaign against the Islamic enclaves after which the vanquished were offered the choice of converting to Christianity, leaving the country or execution.

Adolf believes the Spanish experience shows Australia a path forward.

  • ·        A first step might be a very public declaration by Federal Parliament that Australia is a       ‘Sharia Free Zone’
  • ·        Halt all immigration from Muslim countries.
  • ·        Arrest and deport anyone found to be ‘radicalising’ young men.
  • ·        Close down all mosques
  • ·        Declare Islam to be a proscribed ‘religion.’  It is a barbaric form of government masquerading as a religion.
  • ·        Offer adherents the choice of publicly renouncing Islam, deportation or internment.
  • ·        Establish internment camps in remote locations with men held in camps far distant from those for women and children.
  • ·        Reintroduce capital punishment by firing squad for those convicted of terrorist acts on Australian soil.

If the above measures were implemented, the problem would be over in less than ten years rather than seven hundred.


Hone Harawira was visiting a Northland primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.  

The teacher asked Hone if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'Tragedy'.   Our illustrious leader took the floor and asked the class for an example of a tragedy.

Manu, a little boy stood up and offered:  'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playin' in the field  and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy'.    'Incorrect' said Hone ... 'That would be an accident'.

Mere raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside, that would be a tragedy'.  'I'm afraid not', explained Hone 'that's what we would refer to as a great loss'.

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Hone searched the room.  'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'

Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand and said:  'If a plane carrying you and Mr Dotcom was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.'

'Fantastic' exclaimed Hone 'and can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?' ...'Well', said Johnny, 'it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss, and it probably wouldn't be a 
f--king accident either!'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Voting Conundrum - My Final Decision

As a one time only thing I have decided to take David Cunliffe's advice and Vote Positive. Given that I am absolutely positive that a Cunliffe led Labour, Green, Winston First, Government would be a disaster for the country I have decided on two ticks for National. It is just too risky to split my vote this election.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brainless New Zealanders

While brainless New Zealander screech inanities about 'mass surveillance' and 'metadata' the Aussies are using these tools for what they are meant to do.

Help catch really bad bastards.

It is worth repeating that the basic premise of the fundamentalist lefties is flawed.   They think mass surveillance is bad.

If our government has not been using mass surveillance to identify serious threats to our safety then it should change its ways and immediately get on with the job.

What Will The Luvvies Do Now.

Sugar grew naturally in Fiji when British colonials arrived in the mid 19th century but when plantation development became a source of sugar with advantages over the European Beets, workers were a problem.
No problem for the Brits, with teeming millions of colonial subjects in the sub continent they just transported labour to allow the naturally laid back natives to sit back and watch.
All fine while The Brits ran things until the wave of unwinding colonisation swept the Empire in the 1960s and self government was the only game in town.
Who to devolve power to was answered by handing things to chiefs in situ who were nothing like the monarchial system that had evolved over centuries in the UK where the power of heredity rulers was completely devolved to elected parliaments.
In Fiji and many other places across the globe, the chiefs were not about to share much with anyone and particularly with  the transplanted Indians who had retained their culture and having been doing all the work has amassed much of the economic power.
The natives on the other hand had drifted into the military so when the daft constitution provided a power opportunity to a group with a significant Indo Fijian component the exclusively  native military were more than a little dismayed by such usurpation of the chiefly powers and enter Sitiveni Rambuka and Coup one.
Then the "New" constitution written under the direction of a race based Padre from NZ who reinstated a degree of chiefly advantage and another bunch of crooks were installed.
So after a quarter century of coup machinations culminating in the last stand of the chiefs led by a crook Qarase, he was replaced in the last coup by Commodore Frank Bainimarama, head of the military and immediately he was treated as a pariah by the luvvies.

Now 8 years on after what seemed to me to be a reasonable transition period and in the face of bullying by socially advanced countries such as NZ and Australia in the for front, Frank has been elected head of a democratically elected parliament.

So where does that leave the luvvies, will they now turn on the disappointing efforts in Tonga, Samoa, The Solomons where despots , corruption and dark forces remain entrenched within our sphere of influence while Frank's Island Nation hopefully moves forward in the world as a multi cultural democracy.
It has not all been pretty but unless someone has discovered a way of making omelets without breaking eggs then why not admit the actions of oh so superior New Zealand and others, have not been as noble and advanced as those in charge would like you to think.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If hees Te Bestest, Then Gawd Elp us awl!

Yu no nuffink bout anyfingk!

You got one thing right though Mr c, the only way you will prevail is when we revert to the no winners, no losers  kindergarten rules and it really does become your turn.

One TV3 Reid poll and it is all over for #team Key, bollocks!

Mr c,  shouting down a Chicom negotiator wont work, just ask Wussel how he got on getting his fwag back.

Yes Mr c you may be able to satisfy Winny's latest brainfart and leave the melons out as they have no where else to go and the same for the IMPs if the world as we know it happens to end Saturday night.

Having a prime minister that 87% of voters do not want will work, yeah right.
A united caucus My arse
That's only 3 more voters in every hundred,  than Winny has currently fooled,  apparently.

Raising the minimum will always destroy jobs, particularly entry level, higher unit wage costs soon reach a level where further automation becomes the option, and if you think the 90 day law does not create opportunities for the vulnerable you truly are deluded, talk to those dealing with such dross every day.

I think you misjudged the audience Mr c, I doubt you impressed.
Denial is not an Egyption Creek, the audience  from Seven Sharp who would have been a majority who watched, are not the dumbarse demographic your patronising rude overbearing demeanor suggested.

As for your stupid repeating of that old chestnut about log exports, you really are so totally dumb and inept.
End user processors for our logs, are nearly as numerous as the number of tonnes of logs crossing our wharves, so cutting it all into four by twos or six by ones, (100x 50s and 150 x 25s  if you like) will satisfy around less than 1% of potential buyers. then add in rough sawn vs machined sized, various lengths, other dimentions, moisture content, stabilising with treatments (how many), it will just not work out.
If in denial of every business protocol existing, you were correct around further processing, is it not a complete mystery  that companies such as Juken Nisho who have been in our country, timber processing for over a quarter century, just might have seen a glimpse of that obscure fact and initiated a program to take advantage?
You complete tosser,  do you really believe that what happens now in log export is in the face of an overwhelming market signal to further process.
Buyers want logs of a specification to feed their current market and if you had even one weeks experience in the real world, you, yes even you would notice how a  market works in that world.

You further claim an administration of the remnant NZLP, The Melons and Winston first will deliver stable government.
Who was it said insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
Your boozy shortarse new bestie has been in how many Cabinets without a single warrant lasting three years.

Where do we find so many who believe it will be different next time we let the stinking socialists attempt to reverse convention and overcome the barrier created when OPMs run out.

One absolute surety on election night

I know one thing absolutely with the election.  And that is this: If somehow, someway, Labour can cobble together a five-headed monster after Saturday, David Cunliffe will have no mandate to be Prime Minister.  His support is only one in ten voters.  Not even Labour voters want him to lead the country.

That's appalling.  MMP is a crappy system, and one I have never voted for, but if it delivers that result on Saturday, we really will have a PM who has no mandate to lead.

The Dot Bomb Five Days Out, Gutted.

Herr Schmitz convicted, evicted, itinerant and all round bastard, with apparent unlimited access to dosh but with limited options for countries available for shelter, organises a political maneuver  to evade legal moves to extradite his considerable sorry arse to the US, having inexplicably gained admission here and subsequent residency.

Wanting a compliant  Justice Minister to decline to sign off such an extradition, he created a political party from remnants of The Alliance,  gets that now titled Internet entity to marry in convenience, Mana, the personal political vehicle of the racist ex Maori Party electorate member to exploit the coat tail provisions with the added twist of a pre-nup to facilitate divorce six weeks post election.

Early in the campaign Schmitz announces an event in the Auckland Town Hall, for September 15th, five days out from polling day where he will 'destroy'  John Key.

When the day of destiny nears, titivation levels rise with name dropping of Snowdon, Assange and finally Greenwald.
Who, many ask.

Snowden former US defense analyst who removed truckloads of secret records via his work opportunities, wanted in The US  to answer charges of treason and shelters in Russia under the protection of Vladimir Putin.

Assange, teenage hacker and later a main man in Wiki leaks who when wanted for questioning in two rape cases in Sweden takes refuge in an Embassy in London.

Greenwald, labeled a Pulitzer Prize winner and regarded by some as a pre-emminent journalist. Now it is claimed he did not "win" a Pulitzer, his employer won with material Greenwald contributed to. The Guardian CEO's PA was as  involved, as was the freakin janitor.

The moment arrives, the event planned, hosted and presumably funded by the spiritual head of IMP, (nb they are not including those costs in their election expenses) is MC'd by the Internet party leader and co leader of IMP on Stage with Schmitz, Greenwald and I guess to make up numbers one Robert Amsterdam the lead counsel for Schmitz with video link to the two with  travel complications.

The result,   a big fat zero apart from rambling discussions around allegations that Lil Ole NZ indulges in surveillance of many in moves to thwart serious damage to our nation, the unsuspected allegation foreigners conduct spying while under diplomatic cover and a possible adjunct to Waihopi in the upper North Island.
Who with any concept of how the world works would ever have thunk  that.
Notwithstanding such surveillance does not have brown cardigan clad bespectacled minions reading such communications, merely scanning the huge volume for trigger words, form, and coincidental phrases with seriously large computers.

Whinny climbs aboard next day with the fact 'He' knows where the secret northern installation is but when reminded he is still bound by an oath of secrecy declines to take it further after reiterating, of course as a previous "acting PM" he would know!

The mysterious "smoking gun" and now widely  discredited "Warner Bros email" never emerged at the "Moment of Truth", apparently it was just too much for Greenwald and Amsterdam.

So what has the long awaited day of destiny delivered.

Really only additions to the ever growing list of the silent majority who daily discover Herr Schmitz is someone who should be on an aircraft, destination, the US federal Court in Virginia and yesterday was a good day for it to have happened.

Farrar has a ten point schedule in support of the fraud  the Warner Bros email indicates.
Slater fisks Greenwald.
The Inspector General of Intelligence and Security makes an extraordinary statement countering the witterings from the dismal bunch on stage at The Moment of Truth.
Cunliffe, Melons, Peters et al, needing Oxygen in the last week of campaigning, are denied.
Te Ururoa Flavell contemplates the option of torpedoing Hadfield to allow Davis to prevail in TTT.
Internet Mana continues its plunge down the dunny.
#team Key continues to float above  the dross to what could be a possible if very unlikely majority of seats under MMP with no need of coalition partners.

Masssive Hike in Migrant Numbers

New Zealand is on the verge of recieving a massive boost in the number of economic migrants seeking relief from rampant unemployment ........ Australia.

Not front page news yet but the writing is well and truly on the wall. Most of Australia's recent prosperity has been based upon the sale of coal and iron ore to China.

Now get this.

The Chinese government is to limit the use of imported coal with more than 16 per cent ash and 3 per cent sulphur from January 1, 2015 in a bid to improve air quality, especially in cities such as Beijing and around Shanghai.
And in which category do you think falls most of Australia's coal?

Colin Craig adopts Peters tactic of calling Key a liar


I'm amazed a number of National Party supporters even look at this guy with a straight face.

UPDATE - the money quote:
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig told RNZ the core issue was whether Mr Key could be trusted.

I have to say, I have doubts."

Mr Craig believed on balance there was mass surveillance of New Zealanders.

"I think John Key's been, shall we say, vague at best around the truth.

"And I think that matters, because we want to know that we can trust our leaders, trust our politicians and most importantly that our prime minister is at least either going to tell us the truth, or if he can't tell it because it's far too secure, maybe he can say, 'Guys, I can't tell you the answer to that'."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Another dodgy Conservative poll

If this is correct, it gets Steve Taylor into parliament.  Believe me, that *will* be fun.  And National should be seriously worried at being associated with him.

But unfortunately for him, and his party, it's not true.  

If you remember, Colin Craig was winning Rodney also in 2011....until he lost by 13,000 votes.

Some Light Relief

In a curious turn of events, Sydney's art gallery faces a mutiny by its volunteers over a decision to replace some of them with salaried staff.

Oh for the good old days when salaried staff went on strike over decisions to replace them with volunteers.

Of well.  Perhaps Rudman will ride to their rescue.  He gets most things arse about face.

Hone Harawira will win TTT

And it will not be close, in fact he will increase his majority by a few thousand votes.
I would love for this not to be true.
If he loses then Internet Mana will not be in parliament and the thought of Rosa Klebb having to go away and lick her wounds is an exciting prospect.
But they will not lose.
A poll by Maori TV last night claims Kelvin is within 1 point. This poll is a nonsense.
Everything I know about the electorate in the North tells me this. Young Maori in Whangerai and further north just do not have landlines. They cannot be polled. My experience of dealing with around 150 mainly Maori families over the last year demonstrates clearly that as well as not having land lines most of them cannot seem to keep the same mobile number for more than three months. Polling these people would be like trying to herd cats.
The money that has been spread around to get out the vote and the sheer number of people working the campaign for him with signage, t shirts, placards and painted cars is amazing. The local facebook pages are riddled with his supporters. Kelvin is sadly the right man at the wrong time. He started late, is unsupported and underfunded.
I say sadly because if he did win it would deny one of the head office nobodies at the top of the Labour list another turn at the trough.
Maori were 46000 of the 151000 counted in the census before last up here. A strong, competent, honest and trustworthy member of parliament representing them is vital for everybody in the north. They are not going to get that with Hone.
Ngapuhi will never stop squabbling amongst themselves long enough to collect their settlement money while the Harawira family hold sway.

In response to Psycho Milt

I read this post and thought rather than a comment that would get lost I would treat you all to a whole new post.

I have followed the events of the last few days and wanted to write down my thoughts on what we have been told and my opinion on it.
First up.
I always expected that they had the ability to listen/ read anything and everything we do. So Snowdens weak premise last night was actually quite comforting.
But here is the rub, data collection is not surveillance. There is no team of cardigan wearing Harry Palmers closely monitoring my download history or porn tastes.
Having the ability to look at it is wise and proper in today's world.
But I can continue to satisfy my weird tastes in porn and downloading Wes Anderson movies safe in the knowledge that if they want to actually look at and action any of my activity they have to jump through some pretty big hoops upto and including getting judges and the prime minister to agree.

That the media have allowed a USA traitor a platform is worrying. Almost as worrying as how Assange looks after hiding in the broom cupboard from charges in Sweden. He reminded me of a long caged bear at the zoo. Quite mad.
Snowden is truly lucky he is American and committed treason against America. If he was Russian and done the same I suspect he would have tasted polonium by now which  makes Putin granting him sanctuary even more galling.

Kim Dotcom.
Never has something so big, been promised to so many  for so long, by somebody so big only for it to turn out to be so small. Your email is fake, you are a crook and you need to go now.

David Fisher wrote a piece in the Herald this morning that basically called Kim Dotcom out as a liar and fantasist, he then doubled down on this with an interview with Plunket. Startling turn around by somebody who has been accused by many (including me) of being a paid shill for the German.
I hope that his actions this morning have proved me wrong on this.
I have apologised to David Fisher personally a handful of times over the last wee while and did so again today.

Despite my comfort over what our security services are doing I am left with a niggling doubt in my mind. A doubt that was put there by Psych Milt a few months ago..
It went something like this;
"so you are comfortable that John Key can order somebody to delve into your online activities? Would you say the same if Helen Clark was still prime minister?"

Of course the answer to that question is of course a resounding.. Hell NO.

So we maybe do need to have a public debate on what our spies are doing, but all participants in this debate need to watch a couple of the beheading videos first. A timely reminder on why we have them in the first place.

DotBomb - Winners and Losers

The outright winner by far from last night's gathering of skulduggers, charlatans, frauds and traitors is the National Party.  Thousands of hitherto complacent supporters who may have stayed home now will make sure to vote.  I hope Mr Key publicly thanks DotKrim for his priceless electoral assistance.

The other two big winners are a strange pair.  John key and Sue Bradford.  Both vindicated.

The losers' list is encyclopaedic but at the very top must be The Herald and scribber David Fisher whose reputations, if he ever had one, are left in tatters.  Not far behind come John Campbell and Andrea Vance.  It is no coincidence that the ratings of these three journos' respective organisations have been tanking.

Where to from here?

Make sure you get out and vote.

After the election I hope there is some form of formal inquiry into this whole tawdry DotKrim affair.  One in which people can be supoenad and required to give evidence under oath.   Special care should be taken to discover who was paid what by the Corpulent Crook and what conflicts of interest ensued from those payments.

DotKrim's residency should not be revoked.  Instead he should be charged with criminal activity his passport should be taken from him so that when he is extradited the Yankswill know where to come and get him.

Lies and the appalling suckers who fall for them

There are already various posts up on right-wing blogs along the lines of "Is that all you've got?", for all the world as though providing solid evidence that the Prime Minister has had the GCSB illegally carrying out mass surveillance and lying about it was some trivial "gotcha."

I'm not going to outline the PM's scam here, but I am depressed at how few people seem able to figure it out, given that it requires only a vague acquaintance with computers and network security to do so.  Keith Ng gives a good outline of it on Public Address.  The short version is:  the PM's released a bunch of documents showing some cyber-security operation called "Cortex" never actually went ahead - he's released nothing whatsoever about whether the mass-surveillance operation called "Speargun" went ahead.

Greenwald and Snowden, however, have released documentation showing that "Speargun" went ahead, the relevant quote being:

(TS//SI//NF) New Zealand: GCSB’s cable access program SPEARGUN Phase 1; awaiting new GCSB Act expected July 2013; first metadata probe mid 2013.

Key said he would resign if it was shown he was lying about mass surveillance.  This evidence clearly shows he was lying about mass surveillance.  The fact that he hasn't been able to release any relevant evidence to the contrary means if he had any integrity whatsoever he'd be drafting his resignation letter right now.  But then, he was most likely lying when he said he'd resign, just like he was lying when he denied the mass surveillance.

Was That A Glimpse As To How They Succeeded.

After weeks of hints the sky would fall five days out, was that it!

Following the 2011 election on January 20th 2012 New Zealand became aware we were host to an obese German with convictions for internet fraud, hacking and piracy, wanted in the US to face trial on charges of internet based  malfeasance over Music and Film copyright.

Tonight after a build up that would challenge almost any event scheduled in this country for a one night stand, we were to be able to witness livestream  the predicted destruction of John Key and his National led administration and thereby allow a new Justice Minister in a friendly Cunliffe led government to overturn an extradition order by our courts.

We were  to witness a one time minion in The Troughmaster Generals Alliance party host a collection of misfits struggling for relevance tell us how we should govern ourselves from next Saturday's scheduled General Election
The  bought and owned passage to power for the Internet Mana Party, John  Hadfield who is himself under threat in his Te Tai Tokerau race based seat from a NZLP man of the future Kelvin Davis, tonight  revealed in a Maori TV poll to be only 1% in arrears,  Hadfield, turned up apparently as a reluctant near late  scratching. clearly under owners orders.

The more shameful charade was the German Schmitz, who had been shouting the odds for weeks he had the goods on Key and had assembled a bunch of even more dubious bastards to assist in the coup. Julian Assange of Wikileaks infamy by video link from the Ecuadorian Embasy in London where he is sheltering under diplomatic immunity from Swedish Police wanting to interview him over a rape investigation.
 Edward Snowdon enjoying similar protection from Vladimir Putin of Russia from US government justice over leaking state secrets.
 Robert Amsterdam a Canadian lawyer assisting Herr Schmitz avoid his extradition.
  To complete the assault on our democracy by a bunch of mercenaries, a journalist named Glen Greenwald who was apparently secured to give some order and gravitas to proceedings.

What has been trumpeted as the end of the road for John Key and his very popular government turned out a little below the hype.
Schmitz claim Key "knew" him prior to the raid and subsequent court appearance in January 2012 did not register, the main evidence being a dodgy and widely regarded as fraudulent, email, suggesting Key was acting for Hollywood in allowing Schmitz entry to NZ, to facilitate extradition  to the US was demonstrated as pathetic.
Claims from the consortium of the star chamber witnesses that Key and his administration had run surveillance on the citizens communications had all the credibility of a kindergarten sandpit scrap.
The whole thing degenerated to a point where the aftermatch presser became a shouting match led by an increasingly discredited Herr Schmitz who ended things with walkout.

The Dot Com Bomb was described as a damp squib, my take was a washout Guy Faulks following torrential 200 mm of rain in four hours, totally ruining an anticipated  November fifth  night of fun.

I see further eroding of the hydra support as the only outcome and a strengthening of the National led right of center parties.
A Kelvin Davis victory in TTT leaving a sub 4.9% IMP languishing in the wilderness as a bonus.
Then next year an overweight foreigner being escorted to the US to face his accusers in Virginia State courts as the icing on the cake.
Not a good return on a suggested NZ$ ten million investment, eh.

The greatest tragedy in this whole charade is the almost total subversion of our once vaunted Forth Estate who almost to a man/woman have sold their professionalism and integrity in  reporting the whole circus without any question or investigation as our fragile democracy was assaulted by a bunch of arrogant pricks.
Sheesh even simple old Bazza Soper has finally realised that he might have been "used"

People often ask how did Germany descend into the abyss that bottomed out with the demolition of the Nazis.
It started in chaos and manipulation of a nation where good people were reduced to impotence and lost any will to stand up for right, in short a majority were seduced by a minority and watching the almost hysterical efforts of many in the Auckland town hall was a glimpse as to how it can happen.

I am still confident good will prevail next Saturday and that effort by a bunch of arrogant foreigners could only assist in that result.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Where Are The Real Crooks Hiding And Who Are They?

Not Bernstein, Woodward, and Katherine Graham, The Post owner, they sought the facts and they brought a President to book.

Following weeks of reef fish frenzied feasting on everything on the fringes of what this campaign is about, is there a glimmer that there is massive truth being ignored by the MSM around who exactly David, 'the padres son', is, and it may not be  all beer and skittles,  not quite all cut and polish as in diamonds, possibly much more about a "paste replica".

His elevation over The Shearer who maintained a Labour vote around where it needed to be to threaten National, all things being equal in the low  30s,  is but a distant memory.

Under the oh so supposedly democratic leadership vote system adopted by the NZLP that handed massive advantage to the trade union wing for transparent but very pragmatic reasons, David Cunliffe prevailed in the face of publicly acknowledged  low support from his Caucus colleagues, the ABC wing.
He managed this, while  employing a  significant secret donor scheme, working under the radar using a Trust scheme, unlawful in national politics, created by one Greg Presland who has inhabited "The Standard" as Micky Savage for years.

Among the speculation as to the ID of the two donors who wished their money returned and no revealing of their identity there has been  much murk in the waters while the reef fish went out after Judith Collins and in turn, John Key.
Forget all about Herr Schmitz, Girly Hager and his saga, Glen Greenwald,  Lawyer Amsterdam, and applaud the socialist left's abandonment of the principle that money should not be able to buy an election in NZ.

Herr Schmitz is looking increasingly dodgy, he has achieved little with his reputed $4 million spend on IMP, his supposed $5 million offer for information, and goodness knows what he has spent on Hagar, Whaledump, Assange, Greenwald, Amsterdam, the myriad of sycophants such as Campbell TV3, Fisher , Rudman and Co at the Herald, Smalley at Newstalk ZB and Dann at TVOne,
It seems so far to be smoke and mirrors with the solid rump of NZ voters concentrating on the issues.
trade, lower unemployment, improved welfare delivery and culture, improved health care, confidence  and the freakin economy, the biggest waste of dosh since CC's efforts three years ago and for similar reward.

Recent days has seen instances of rumor around Cunliffe's version of marital fidelity,  ongoing questions around the ID of the secret donors, and today at Slaters blog from a guest poster at 0900hrs, a compelling dissertation on potential conflict of interest for Mr c's missus Karen Price and her Law practice in the Climate change arena, along side   Hubby's policy moves in the ETS/carbon trading zone.
Recall the astounding chest beating and general conniptions around Key's blind Trust possibly trading in Tranzrail shares nearly six years ago, today's  post at whaleoil makes that pale into the insignificance it always was.

If you have any desire to learn more, it is at Slaters blog as  I seriously doubt you will see it anywhere else along with any idle chatter about a certain constitutional lawyer of Asian extraction or another "lady" said to occupy a high  place on Craig's list of suspects.

People have confused what we have witnessed during the increasingly shrill screeching from Herr Schmitz and his confetti flinging bunch with the very different saga exposed by Bernstein and   Woodward over 40 years ago in the run-up to the 1972 US presidential elections.

Bernstein and Woodward with the backing of the Washington Post exposed corrupt activity conducted on behalf of possibly the most crooked US President ever, while this current bunch of amateurs are attempting to corrupt our fragile systems of government and electoral law.
Oh the irony of such claims.

Guess what, front and center over 40 years later another of German extraction is trying to manipulate history,  then there were Erlichman and Haldeman, how did that end again?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My experience in "mass" surveillance

Following on from my post below, I have some personal observations and experiences in surveillance that I want to share.

During my time in the police, I trained as an electronic monitor.  This meant I was the "eyes and ears" on operations where we had authorised bugging devices in the houses, phones and cars of suspects of organised criminal enterprises, or drug syndicates.  On some occasions, there were discrete cameras placed on or near the property.

It was very hard to obtain these warrants.  The OC's had to obtain sufficient evidence to satisfy a High Court judge that there was an organised criminal enterprise going on, or a drug operation in existence (for Class A & B drugs).  There were a few occasions where the judge knocked us back, and the threshold to obtain a surveillance warrant was extremely high.  Once it was obtained, I came into the picture by recording what I was hearing and seeing with each phone call, conversation, or happening.  It was a 24/7 operation.  I worked often through the night without sleep.  On some occasions I was very close to the actual property/s concerned, and on others, it was done from a distance.

During the monitoring and recording, there were a lot of occasions where I heard and saw stuff from innocent parties.  Phone calls were made by people who didn't have any idea I was  listening to them. People visited properties who had no connection to the dregs who were involved in the crimes we were investigating.  I was, in a funny way, involved in "mass surveillance" of entirely innocent people.  Some operations went on for months, and so I came across hundreds of people who had no connection to the crime/s being investigated.  They were "innocent" bystanders.  I heard their conversations.  I knew who they were.  They weren't "persons of interest", but their movements were monitored and they were "surveilled".

Although this was on a much smaller scale to the 5Eyes network and alleged mass surveillance that Greenwald, and to a lesser extent Kim Dotcom allege, the principle they are complaining about is the same.

Did I feel uncomfortable about recording and monitoring innocent people?  Nope.  Do I feel bad about it now?  Nope.  Did anything ever happen to the information recorded from them?  Nope.

And, do I think these innocent civilians were "wronged"?  Nope.  And that's simply because of the "A Few Good Men" argument.  What's that you ask - oh, simple.  From one of the greatest movies ever, expertly acted by the best actor ever, Jack Nicholson:
Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
That might be melodramatic, but the tenor of it is apt. 

It's for the greater good I did that stuff, and 5Eyes is no different.  And you just have to trust those that have this power to administer it properly.  That doesn't mean there should be checks on that power, but the balance has to be in favour of the greater good over civil liberties - and I am very much in favour of civil liberties.  After all, I consider myself to be (practically) a libertarian.

Those who complain about this evil necessary can't complain about the "greater good" argument because it's exactly the argument they use for the hacking of Cameron Slater's computer and leak of his private correspondence over six years.  

Yes.  They bleat and moan about mass surveillance on the one hand, yet on the other hand they partake in it against the "enemy" over a prolonged period and publish the result in a book just before an election.

Mass state surveillance = bad.  Private surveillance/hacking to usurp democracy in an election = good.