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  1. good morning my fellow Deplorables

    Herewith your dog-Latin phrase for today”

    ‘Nil illegitimi carborundum’

    Practice, repeat and use as and when necessary.

    Enjoy your day.

    Be seeing you.



    • From your resident cunning linguist, BG Rissole:

      ‘Nil illegitimi carborundum’

      The sentence is Dog Latin, that is, it is a Latin–English pun with only a mock translation.

      The first word non is a straightforward negation, ‘nil’.

      The second word varies between illegitimi and illegitimis. Illegitimi is presumably the nominative plural of illegitimus meaning “unlawful” or “outlaw” in Latin, but interpreted as English “illegitimate” in the sense of “bastard”, in this case, used as a generic insult. The meaning, in any case, is “by the outlaws/bastards.”

      The third word, carborundum, is an abrasive used for industrial grinding. It is not a Latin word, but resembles a Latin gerundive, so can be interpreted as “fit to be ground” or “to be ground”.

      If carborere (3rd conjugation) were a Latin word meaning “to grind down”, the phrase would be correct Latin for “(It/One) must not be ground down by the outlaws”.

      There are many variants of the phrase, such as Illegitimis non carborundum, Noli illegitimi carborundum and Nil illegitimi carborundum, all of them Dog Latin.



  2. Pennsylvania Votes to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers
    By Lily Sun
    May 22, 2021 Updated: May 22, 2021
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    Pennsylvania voted to amend its Constitution on May 18 in response to their governor’s use of emergency declarations to decide laws during the pandemic. As more than two million Pennsylvanians voted in a primary election, they passed two constitutional amendments in ballot questions to restrict the governor’s emergency declaration powers to give some power back to the legislature.

    Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Brian Cutler told The Epoch Times that he is glad people voted and had their voice heard. “Ultimately, our Constitution is clear. The people are the ones who are sovereign and give government the power. And I think we saw that result yesterday on the elections,” he said.

    The first proposed constitutional amendment, called the Legislative Resolution to Extend or Terminate Emergency Declaration Amendment, sought to allow the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass a resolution to extend or terminate the governor’s emergency declaration by a simple majority that cannot be vetoed by the governor.

    Currently, the Pennsylvania Constitution allows the governor to veto the legislative’s resolution to terminate an emergency declaration. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf last year signed four consecutive 90-day pandemic emergency measures; the first emergency declaration was signed in March 2020 after the first two presumptive positive cases of the CCP virus in Pennsylvania.




  3. Fauci: Fully Vaccinated Americans May Not ‘Necessarily’ Need COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
    By Meiling Lee
    May 21, 2021 Updated: May 22, 2021
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    Fully vaccinated Americans may not need to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday in an interview on CBS’ “This Morning.”

    Fauci, who is head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said that there was “some misunderstanding” about whether fully vaccinated people would need a booster shot six months after getting injected.

    “We are planning for the eventuality that we might need to boost people, we don’t know whether we will have to do it and when we will have to do it,” Fauci said.

    “There’s estimates well it may be here, it may be a little bit longer. The fact is we don’t know, but it would really be foolish not to plan for the possibility that we might have to boost people, but there’s no set rule now that says in six months or in a year we’re going to get, we’re going to require a boost,” he added.

    However, when asked two days earlier how soon fully vaccinated people would need a COVID-19 booster shot, Fauci told Axios Co-founder Mike Allen that Americans would need it.

    So fauci backing off. Time he was sacked.



  4. An elderly man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favourite Anzac bickies wafting up the stairs.

    He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning on the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs. With laboured breath, he leaned against the door-frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death’s agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven, for there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favourite Anzac bickies!
    Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of love from his devoted Kiwi wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

    Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in rumpled posture. His aged and withered hand trembled towards a biscuit at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked by his wife with a spatula……..

    “Fuck off” she said, “they’re for the funeral.”



  5. Gang Violence: Fatal shootings and violent brawls as survey reveals gang fears, one person is dead and at least two others seriously injured after a shooting in gang- related brawls in different parts of the Country over the weekend.
    So you have to ask yourself where was Labour when all of this took part hopefully not out there being kind and nice to these arsoles that they don’t want to see in our prisons, because our population do not need threats to their safety on our streets.
    Meantime a survey published yesterday, found 60% of respondents said a increase of people with alcohol and drug problems contributed to more New Zealander’s being assaulted or feeling unsafe, other reasons included the housing situation and rough sleepers ,
    Mental health issues with legal issues and penalties not being a sufficient deterrent for criminals.
    The police should be a deterrent for gangs and violent criminals but Labour have tied their hands with stupid and ridiculous nonsense that will end up killing those paid to uphold the law and many innocent New Zealander’s with this be kind to all message that our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is peddling.



  6. Book review. Published before the covid plandemic but looks interesting nevetheless.

    Vaccines: truth, lies, and controversy
    “The main message of the book is that both the anti-vaccine fundamentalists and the pro-vaccine fundamentalists are wrong. To say that all vaccines are bad is idiotic. To say that all vaccines are good is equally idiotic. One needs to look at each vaccine individually, and weigh one’s personal risk of infection, and of serious disease if one should be infected, against the particular risks of harm specific to the vaccine.”

    “There are many quotes in the book that I love, and which have immediate bearing on all the nonsense of the past year, such as the following: ”An expert panel is the modern version of the Oracle in Delphi, and statistical modelling is like whispering in a wizard’s ear which result you would like to hear.” “



    • And again in the 80’s with all the usual suspects involved. The AIDS drug AZT, approved in a hurry with the understanding it would only be used for the seriously ill. Then rolled out to people with HIV but no symptoms. Fauci blocked alternative low cost treatments, the drug company Wellcome made a fortune. All sounds very familiar.
      Here’s the story about it-

      Quite a long read so for the time challenged here are a couple of quotes.

      August 17, 1989: The government has announced that 1.4 million healthy, HIV antibody-positive Americans could “benefit” from taking AZT, even though they show no symptoms of disease. New studies have “proven” that AZT is effective in stopping the progression of AIDS in asymptomatic and early ARC cases. Dr. Fauci, the head of NIH, proudly announced that a trial has been going on for “two years” had “clearly shown” that early intervention will keep AIDS at bay. Anyone who has antibodies to HIV and less than 500 T-4 cells should start taking AZT at once, he said. That is approximately 650,000 people. 1.4 million Americans are assumed HIV antibody-positive, and eventually all of them may need to take AZT so they don’t get sick, Fauci contended.

      “I’m ashamed of my colleagues,” Sonnabend laments. “I’m embarrassed. This is such shoddy science it’s hard to believe nobody is protesting. Damned cowards. The name of the game is to protect your grant, don’t open your mouth. It’s all about money… it’s grounds for just following the party line and not being critical, when there are obviously financial and political forces driving this.”

      “I’m convinced that if you gave AZT to a perfectly healthy athlete,” says Fedorko, “he would be dead in five years.”



      • It is a pity the virus Fauci has not been vaccinated out of existence.

        As these things unroll we can see that in the ‘War on Trump’, Fauci was another soldier in the battle to remove him.

        I guess that endorses Trump was doing the right thing.]

        (I did not need convincing )



  7. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2021/05/belarus-authorities-force-ryanair-plane-to-land-detain-journalist-on-board.html

    Authorities in Belarus scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land on Sunday and then detained an opposition-minded journalist who was on board, drawing criticism from across Europe.

    Poland’s prime minister called it a “reprehensible act of state terrorism” and said he was pushing for a summit of EU leaders this week to discuss immediate sanctions against Minsk.



  8. Not getting any better for those in need of immediate health care


    Hundreds more people will miss out on elective surgery this week at Waikato Hospital as the DHB struggles with no computer system because of last week’s massive ransomware cyber attack.

    It is not known when the system will be back online, but Waikato District Health Board doubts it will be this week and may even go into next week.

    The DHB said it can only manage 80 percent of the 1500 operations scheduled and who gets seen depended on how much laboratory and radiology services were required for their surgery.



    • So is Matariki 🙂

      Or just, Subaru
      or Pleiades


      “Cycles of life and death
      Traditionally, Matariki was a time to remember those who had died in the last year.
      But it was also a happy event – crops had been harvested and seafood and birds had been collected.
      With plenty of food in the storehouses, Matariki was a time for singing, dancing and feasting.”

      “Modern Matariki
      Matariki, or Māori New Year celebrations were once popular, but stopped in the 1940s. In 2000, they were revived. Only a few people took part at first, but in just a few years thousands were honouring the ‘New Zealand Thanksgiving’.
      A special feature of Matariki celebrations is the flying of kites – according to ancient custom they flutter close to the stars.”

      What a load of bullshit but this will be taught as ‘New Venezealand History’

      ‘a time for singing, dancing and feasting.’
      Yeah right. In a people of subsistence living.
      Not a lot of obesity back then.



  9. No care or responsibility expected.

    No benefits cut for failing to enrol children in school, with doctor – Ministry of Social Development

    No one has ever had their benefit cut for failing to have their children in school or early education, or enrolled with a doctor.

    That is despite the requirement for parents who are on the benefit to meet several so-called social obligations to keep getting their payments.



    • There are no words to describe how much l resent paying tax for no-hopers to sit at home. There is, of course, a place for welfare. But I reckon we could prune 50% off the bill without impacting anyone in genuine need.



  10. Labour Party donations: Six in court on Serious Fraud Office charges over 2017 election donations.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the current political system for donations clearly was not working.
    “Look this isn’t a good environment for anyone, for [any] political party,’ and New Zealanders want to have confidence in the system, so let’s look at the law,” Ardern said.

    Disingenuous bitch. This has nothing to do with the law; her team cheated.



    • I was going to ask that here last night when I read about it.
      It looks that way.
      A big fire.
      The fella died.
      Was burnt badly.
      They took him to Wellington then helicopter from Wtn to Middlemore burns unit.

      this will keep happening.
      Still, the upside is that it might waken a couple of idiots to how useless and dangerous these things are.
      Maybe, just maybe.
      There are idiots that buy climate change, covid scariness and the latest is UFOs

      It has got to be a bad idea to purchase glorified golf carts when there is so much effort by Govt to promote them – no Road charges – but dont actually buy them themselves.
      Not one in recent poo lice purchase.

      Employers have to look at liability if the car conks out and staff are placed in an unsafe position.
      Most petrol cars will get you 30 km from the orange or red petrol light turning on.

      The actual cost of these fires will soon be reflected in insurance rates.

      There is no way electric cars are justified on a price scale .
      If it is over $60,000 for a new Nissan leaf whereas the equiv small car in petrol/diesel will be under $30,000
      That is a lot of petrol for a proven car over more than 100 years.
      Take Avg $2 a litre 91 petrol small passenger car as a Leaf is.
      $30,000 divide by 2 = 15,000 litres.
      7 litre per 100 km is over 100,000 kms motoring
      That is with electricity at zero cost.

      It is looking like electric cars will be making the Ford Pinto look like a safe car !!!

      Watch for NZ media (under instructions from their employer) to not mention electric in car fires.
      Just like they wont mention race in crime unless the perp is white.



        • Panel beater told me last year that this was going to happen. Can’t open anything nor can you put the fire out.
          Same in house fires that start from a lithium battery. Can’t put them out.

          Every mad green should own one.

          And you can buy a great looking new Mitsi for under $30k.



          • They should have to pay a annual levy of $2000.00 to cover the costs.

            And be charged for electricity.

            All electric cars should have warnings printed on the outside and be banned from public parking buildings.



  11. Sleepyhead given green light to develop $1 billion manufacturing and housing community in Waikato

    The mattress and bed giant says the big smoke of Auckland is constricting its growth, so company officials have decided to buy a 178 hectare rural site in Ohinewai and build a town for their workers.

    The self-sufficient space will house 3000 residents in 1100 homes.

    It will include industrial, commercial and residential zones, which will be built over the next 10 years.

    A new factory will create up to 2600 jobs, according to the Waikato District Council.



  12. A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.
    The audience would be different each week, so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again.
    There was only one problem: The captain’s parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick.
    Once he understood he started shouting in the middle of the show: “Look, it’s not the same hat” “Look, he is hiding the flowers under the table”
    “Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades ?”
    The magician was furious but couldn’t do anything; it was, after all, the captain’s parrot. One day the ship had an accident and sank.
    The magician found himself on a piece of wood in the middle of the ocean with the parrot, of course.

    They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word. This went on for a day and another and another. After a week the parrot said: “OK, I give up. Where’s the boat?”



    • This guy gets a parrot but it’s got a bad attitude and foul vocabulary. He tries everything to change the bird’s attitude and clean up its talk but nothing works. Finally, in a moment of desperation, he puts the parrot in the freezer. For a few moments he hears the bird squawking, kicking and screaming and then, suddenly, all is quiet. He opens the freezer door. The parrot steps out and says, “I’m sorry that I offended you with my language and actions. I ask for your forgiveness.” The guy’s astounded at the bird’s change in attitude and was about to ask what changed him when the parrot continued, “By the way, may I ask – what did the chicken do?”



  13. The Geography of a Woman
    Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa . Half discovered, half wild, fertile and naturally Beautiful!
    Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe. Well developed and open to trade, especially for someone of real value.
    Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain. Very hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty.
    Between 36 and 40, a woman is like Greece. Gently aging but still a warm and desirable place to visit.
    Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain. With a glorious and all conquering past.
    Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Israel. Has been through war, doesn’t make the same mistakes twice, and takes care of business .
    Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Canada. Self-preserving, but open to meeting new people.
    After 70, she becomes Tibet.
    Wildly beautiful, with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages.
    An adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge.
    Between 1 and 100, a man is like North Korea and Russia.
    Ruled by a pair of nuts!



  14. The original whistleblower in this, released the data on Twitter – his account has since been suspended. Typical…

    Communist Democrats in 3 States Push Laws to Force Private Property Owners to Allow Homeless to Live in Their Property.

    This is tyranny now. What is the world coming to when you can’t even do what you want on your own property?

    Ohio, California, and Oregon are pushing for laws that would force private property owners to allow homeless people to camp out on their property. What’s worst is that if they try to do something about it, they could be arrested. I’d certainly like to know what they’d be arrested for.




  15. National Party chief press secretary Michael Forbes has resigned to take up a senior communications role in the public service.

    The former Stuff reporter joined the National Party’s media team in 2019 and has worked under three leaders, including Simon Bridges, Todd Muller and now Judith Collins.

    He has resigned to take up a position at the Ministry of Social Development.

    Bloody useless so good job. Off to the public Trough.



  16. Sue Grey Court Case Update 3 parts.

    Adam: “If the governments just going to break the law, then why should we respect the laws or the government for that matter?”

    Sue: “The solution is us and the more we connect, the more we get people thinking, the more we share ideas, that is how we will get out of this mess.”

    “We have got to step up.”

    “We will take back our country, we will take back our freedom and we will take back our lives.”

    Adam: “Nobody needs to come and save use because we are adults and we can sort this mess out.”

    1/3 https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/074/932/710/original/c512df06cd02aab0.mp4
    2/3 https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/074/933/263/original/f80702cecdd753b2.mp4
    3/3 https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/074/935/500/original/c47374049abac26b.mp4



  17. Baity.
    More misleading garbage from Jacinda Ardern. Her very public claim to never lie is looking more fraudulent every day. Two more lies today. She denies the words “white privilege” are part of the school curriculum (they are) and maintains Critical Race Theory is designed to combat racism when its real aim is to create division and indoctrinate kids in neo-Marxism.




  18. Pennsylvania county faults ‘coding error’ after voting machines didn’t show Republican ballots

    Luzerne County voters were issued a ballot that only indicated it was for the Democratic primary, regardless of their indicated party affiliation. Many Tuesday voters left their polling places agitated, though Director of Elections Bob Morgan said the error was not the fault of the local government, but rather the blame lied with Dominion Voting Systems, a company marred by dubious election fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.




  19. Wellington Phoenix bans flags

    The Wellington Phoenix have spoken to Israeli striker Tomer Hemed after he wrapped himself in the flag of his homeland to celebrate a winning goal, saying the club needs to be “sensitive” to both sides of the Gaza conflict.

    It comes after Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa criticized Hemed two weeks ago, saying he “crossed the line when, after scoring a winning goal, he ran to a group of Israeli supporters, took one of their Israeli flags and wrapped himself in it.”

    What line was that? The line where the Palestine Solidarity Network feels it has the right to police Israeli people’s expression of their nationality and peoplehood?

    Fans are now being asked to refrain from bringing national flags to the Pheonix’s New Zealand home games due to growing tensions in the Middle East. Only New Zealand and Australian national flags will be permitted for display at upcoming games.

    RNZ bans comments on Laurel Hubbard stories

    Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, 43, is set to make history as the Olympic Games’ first transgender Olympian.

    But our national broadcaster, Radio New Zealand, has banned people from commenting on articles that discuss Hubbard’s participation on the broadcaster’s Facebook page. This move was also made by the New Zealand Herald, who said “Transphobia will not be tolerated on this page.”

    On Twitter, RNZ was no better – hiding (or reporting) comments that were in opposition to the transgender athlete being allowed to compete against born women.

    For a state broadcaster to be censoring comments on an article they have published because they fear what people may say about it is absurd and frankly scary. RNZ hash-tagged their post with “#LISTEN”, but will they listen to the people of New Zealand who view Hubbard’s participation as unfair to natural-born women, but have nothing against transgender people identifying as the gender they wish?

    We’ve filed a request under the Official Information Act seeking RNZ’s policy on this matter and their reasons for banning debate. After all, RNZ’s tag line is ‘news not views’ – let’s hold them to it.
    Auckland City Libraries sticks to its principles in the face of complaints from trans activists demanding the removal of controversial books from its catalogue

    You might remember earlier this month, we told you about how Mighty Ape had pulled two books from its catalogue after complaints from trans activists. The activists tried to demand the same from Auckland City Libraries, Stuff reports.

    Auckland City Libraries did the right thing when it described the ambit of its role as not extending to censoring or limiting what people may choose to read.

    Em, a transgender non-binary person who complained, said “I think it’s reprehensible Auckland Libraries are providing access to hate speech while hiding under the cover of free speech.”

    Removing or suppressing material simply because it offends an individual or group would be unacceptable. Freedom of access to information is a cornerstone of western, liberal democracy, whereas no one, nowhere, has the right not to be offended.

    Why a small and vocal minority feels they have the right to decide for the rest of us what we can and cant read is beyond us.

    It is worth noting that a similar campaign to remove the same books was recently waged in Ottawa, Canada. Irreversible damage went from having 30 holds at the Ottawa Public Library, to now having 162. A clear-cut case of the Streisand effect in action. Surprise, surprise! Censorship always backfires.

    We’re not often friends with Auckland Council, but credit where credit is due. Kudos to Auckland City Libraries for siding with the people, free speech and the capacity of people to make up their own mind!
    Fee-paying boarding school reports its chaplain to anti-terror unit Prevent for telling pupils in a sermon that they’re allowed to disagree with LGBT teaching

    One of the reasons so many of us a fearful of hate speech legislation is because what is happening in the UK. In the latest example of speech police going overboard, a school chaplain has been referred to anti-terror police for telling students that they’re allowed to disagree with LGBT teaching.

    According to the Daily Mail:

    A school secretly reported its chaplain to the anti-terrorism Prevent programme after he delivered a sermon defending the right of pupils to question its introduction of new LGBT policies.

    The Reverend Dr Bernard Randall told pupils at independent Trent College near Nottingham that they were allowed to disagree with the measures, particularly if they felt they ran contrary to Church of England principles.

    Among them was a plan to ‘develop a whole school LGBT+ inclusive curriculum’.

    Having decided that Dr Randall’s sermon was ‘harmful to LGBT’ students, the school flagged him to Prevent, which normally identifies those at risk of radicalisation.

    Police investigated the tip-off but advised the school by email that Dr Randall, 48, posed ‘no counter terrorism risk, or risk of radicalisation’.

    Derbyshire Police confirmed that the case ‘did not meet the threshold for a Prevent referral’.

    This is where the story should have ended, but when you give busy bodies a hammer, everything is a nail.

    But in a disturbing development, Dr Randall, a former Cambridge University chaplain and Oxford graduate, claims that the school later told him that any future sermons would be censored in advance.

    He also claims that he was warned his chapel services would be monitored ‘to ensure that… requirements are met’. Dr Randall was later dismissed. He is suing for discrimination, harassment, victimisation and unfair dismissal and his case is due to be heard next month. ‘My career and life are in tatters,’ he said.

    Campaigners said the case was one of the most extraordinary of its kind and raised disturbing questions about freedom of speech. Former Education Minister Sir John Hayes said, if the claims are proved, the school had ‘behaved appallingly’.

    Dr Randall’s sermon, delivered in the school chapel on June 21, 2019, was prompted, he says, by concerns from pupils about an organisation called Educate & Celebrate, run by Dr Elly Barnes, which was invited to ‘embed gender, gender identity and sexual orientation into the fabric’ of the school.

    In it, he said: ‘You should no more be told you have to accept LGBT ideology, than you should be told you must be in favour of Brexit, or must be Muslim.’ But he stressed the ‘need to treat each other with respect’. Several days later, he will tell the tribunal, he was called to a meeting and told the sermon was inflammatory, divisive and ‘harmful to LGBT pupils’.

    Dr Randall only learned about the Prevent referral because it was mentioned in documents given to him ahead of a disciplinary hearing. ‘I had visions of being investigated by MI5, of men knocking down the front door,’ he said.

    Trent College has a ‘Christian ethos’ and Dr Randall was appointed in 2015 to provide pastoral care, share the Christian faith and lead services in the school’s chapel.

    But he claims he found himself increasingly sidelined as the school began implementing the Educate & Celebrate programme.

    The MoS can also reveal that in legal proceedings against the school it will be claimed:

    Toby Young, of the Free Speech Union, said: ‘This is a fantastic sermon, reminding us no one has a monopoly on moral truth. For Bernard Randall to lose his job as a result of this sermon is scandalous.

    ‘What’s so depressing about his treatment is the message it sends to the pupils. The central theme of his sermon is that children shouldn’t be afraid to think for themselves. But the message the school has sent is the opposite. Schools should be teaching children how to think, not what to think.’

    Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting Dr Randall, said: ‘Who are the extremists in this story? The partisan agency who teach young children that they can be born in the wrong body, or the school chaplain moderately presenting what the Christian church has taught about marriage, sex and gender for the past 2,000 years?’

    The College declined to comment.
    UK Introduces Bill to Censor Legal Speech, Block Websites for Non-Compliance

    The UK government has introduced a draft “Online Safety Bill” which would force websites to clamp down on legal speech, and even block them if they don’t comply.

    Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, said that the bill would “protect children on the internet, crack down on racist abuse on social media and through new measures to safeguard our liberties, create a truly democratic digital age”

    The bill creates a “duty of care” on websites to ensure that explicitly legal speech which has an “adverse psychological impact” is clamped down upon. This means that if the bill is passed, not only would there be a greater standard of what speech is acceptable online and offline, but the government themselves would pass the buck to that decision down initially to the Big Tech companies.

    “The Online Safety Bill introduces state-backed censorship and monitoring on a scale never seen before in a liberal democracy,” said Mark Johnson, the Legal and Policy Officer at Big Brother Watch. “This Bill is disastrous for privacy rights and free expression online,” he added.

    We’ll be following the UK Bill closely and are talking to MPs in New Zealand to introduce a similar framework here.

    Thank you for your support,



  20. Feral behaviour in a West Auckland Pak’nSave.

    Trolley of groceries set alight at Henderson Pak’nSave

    The blaze broke out in the chip aisle shortly before 8:30pm on Thursday, May 6. Photos from the incident show chip packets engulfed in flames.

    A 19-year-old has since been charged with arson and shoplifting in relation to the fire, and the supermarket will remain closed until mid-June due to the damage.



  21. In business?
    Be afraid.Be arfaid fulltime.
    the nasties are out to close you down.

    Are you a ‘drug dealer’? What the wife of workplace fatality boss was asked after police froze assets
    he boss accused of putting profit before safety has told the High Court of his wife being accosted and accused of being a drug dealer after police used “proceeds of crime” legal orders to freeze assets belonging to him, his family and their company.

    In documents released by the court, Ron Salter, 67, said most people associated such restraining orders with drugs and gangs “and certainly serious and ongoing criminal activity”.


    The court file released to the Herald also contained details of Salter’s criminal record, attached to an affidavit entered into the case by a detective with the police’s asset recovery unit.

    It shows Salter was charged with careless driving causing death in July, 1987. In October the following year, he was convicted and sentenced at the Hamilton District Court to six months’ periodic detention and banned from driving for 18 months.

    The conviction followed others in 1974 and 1985 that he had “operated a vehicle carelessly” and one in 1983 that he had “operated a vehicle inconsiderately”. He was convicted again in 1991 for inconsiderate driving and in June 2008 for driving dangerously while at twice the breath-alcohol limit.

    Documents show the Commissioner of Police alleged the Salters committed “significant criminal activity”, sacrificing regulatory compliance in “pursuit of profit”. The period of time in the police’s scope was 2012 to 2016 during which the company earned income from sales of recycled oil, and from shipping or storing hazardous substances, when doing so breached breach of health and safety laws.

    All this after he had been tried, and fined etc.
    At what point does the crime and punishment close a case?



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