It's not just the papers, is it?
Radio, TV, and the Net weigh in as media riddled with self entitled, ill considered behaviours, tacitly condoned and enabled by lack of consequences for harms done.
Case in point - this sad story I read this morning:
A nurse who took a prank call at the London hospital that was treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate for morning sickness has been found dead, the hospital said.
The nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, was a 46-year-old mother of two.
The death, which is being treated as a suspected suicide, comes days after the King Edward VII hospital apologised after falling for the call from an Australian radio station and relaying details about Kate's condition.
I hope that the Australian radio announcers who perpetrated this are pilloried, if not prosecuted - this is effectively cyber bullying of strangers. They ended up pushing this poor nurse into the limelight, and too far, purely to amuse themselves - abhorrent.
Someone had been rearranging rocks during the day
Judging by the size of it, that was probably
done by the Spinal Tap road crew...
Look ma, no hands…
that'll be one of those new fangled
dig it all clocks...
P as in pure methamphetamine
New Zealand - 100% P
has a certain cachet...
or is that sachet?
East of Eden...
’Wave Goodbye to Higher Taxes,
Not Your Loved Ones"
Down here in Chchch, National's
promised 'Brighter Future'
has morphed into the grimmer
*could someone tell John Key there are still people living in much worse conditions and physically unsafe suburbs in Chch East, while he is busily promising the folk of Hobsonville they won't be left behind or uncared for.
(Not to deny those folk need help, my sympathies go out to them all, but just don't believe a word Key says - rely on your local community and people who care.)
This is all a very round-about way of telling you all something: I’ve been working for Telecom. Well, alright, I’ve been working for Scoop...
One never graduates from The School of Hard Nokias...
You know what’s highly ironic about that?
Some of the equipment seized in Operation Lime
was later onsold at police auctions.
Maybe those found guilty will only get 'light' sentences?
It wouldn’t have been so bad if police and
prosecutors had communicated...
One imagines that more money and time spent on liaison and education with specific groups, and the community at large, could have an immensely beneficial affect on'offending' and decisions leading to those behaviours, and therefore saving money on policing resources and community impacts.
It has always bugged me that while the State takes the stance that 'ignorance of the law is no defence'. they never actively initiate any meaningful introduction to, or education on, the law or Civics in general.
the things ya see when ya haven't got a gun...
Tangentially: I was appalled to find an A3 glossy christmas catalogue from Gun City in my suburban Shirley letterbox, yesterday...
As they say, sunlight is the best disinfectant.
And if there’s no sunlight...
...Cosmic rays, Gamma radiation and
microwaves will do the job...
There are even moves afoot to 'zap' all food
to get rid of those pesky (uncopyrightable?) bacteria !
aren't the great food corporations helpful?
+ "Yeah, No"
(phrase of the decade/millennium)