In the interest of being a serious person. I am thinking about voting for the Internet/ mana party.
Why? Not Because I want to vote against the current Government.
Not because I want to vote against the Labour Party.
Not because I want to vote against the Greens.
NZ first, United future, Act, or that other moon beam.
I am thinking of voting for someone to represent me in parliament.
None of the above want to do that, apart from the Greens, but I’ve been priced out of buying a house on Waiheke, So not really.
I am thinking about voting to be represented in parliament. And destroying my ballot paper won’t be counted.
Librarians at the national archives more likely.
My only complaint, is that you made me read the newspaper on the sund'y morning :)
Like the boy racer, looking back at his own skid marks.
Edit: Something’s out of alignment there, I might have drifted of thread.
That is difficult, but I look to the approaches which position the line based on the age of the participants. If someone under 16 is with someone roughly the same age, given or take – one year? two years? a percentage of the age so that the age difference allowed increases as you age? – then there’s a whole lot less likelihood there’s any manipulation or exploitation going on.
This is it. It takes intelligent conversation to solve complicated problems.
I sometimes get a bit confused about health and safety policy. I sometimes get hassled for not wearing shoes. The argument is almost always née jerk–safety, end of story. When wearing shoes most of the time is not very healthy.
I don’t have the communication/research skills, to explain the entire evolution of culture. But one thing I can say is that I do very much appreciate people who do poses academic skills, that use those skill to add parts to the puzzle.
king kapisi, is appearing at the Kelston Community Centre from 2pm today with leaders Hone Harawira and Laila Harre and Internet Party founder Mr Dotcom.
That ought to be quite the spectacle. I just don,t have the helicopter fueled up, with my pilot ready to get me up there in time.
Could one of you Auckland residence please drop in and report back?
Edit: I lied about the helicopter. The truth is, that I missed my bus.
Sunday mourning. At the arts and crafts village in central wellington. During 1996, Te papa was under construction, and there was a group of old world workshop buildings that had been inhabited by artists, due to cheap rent, the rustic ambience and close proximity to the city hum. Courtney place, a literal stone thro away. The night before, during a time when I was feeling as if I where a lizard in the process of changing skin. I was three months sober. I women was dragged screaming into the industrial yard out front.
I was terrified, but knew something had to be done. first I made a pitiful attempt at announcing my presences. Kind of like cough cough… Timid sounding what the hell is going on over there in the pitch black? I was very manning up the best I could. I had no telephone. So I ran out on the street, approached a man in a car, told him what was going on, then told three young well dressed lads on the street that ” there is a women over there being raped”. These three men immediately intervened. I no almost nothing of the outcome other than that there was an arrest and prosecution. The offender and the victim where in there early twenty’s and had been known to one and other. There was a conviction, but I was not called as a witness.
What I witnessed with my ears, Is just one aspect of rape culture. What I witnessed the man who rang the police on his expensive mobile phone, the three young men who intervened and my own inability to confront the offender directly is another. And the actions of the police, then the response from rape crisis, the justice system, another.
Then we have tabloid journalism. Please bring me a bucket.
I think I failed to make myself clear….
Sorry, that was my bad.
There is however, something that you said, up thread, that I really don’t understand. Did you read the study about child discipline? And do you think it is relevant to this discussion?
Its hard to know when I’m getting out of whack sometimes.
So, if a person is convicted of rape/sexual assault, and the victim demands that the rapist lose any right to name suppression, then name suppression should be automatically lifted.
I suspect that the prominent Otago man, was not convicted, in which case you can’t just demand he be named because you are pissed off. It could be that he is guilty of the crime, but was discharged without conviction. It is within sentencing law, that reparations are able to be claimed by the court, as the punishment, without needing to record a conviction. That part of the sentencing law is there for situations when a conviction will be more punishing than the normal penalty for the crime. IE,when the offender trades on celebrity status, and the gravity of the offense is concided, by the court, to be less than the fall out after a conviction.
Another time this section of law might be used is when someone commits a minor crime , such as careless driving ( fender bender) when they have a clean slate from previous crimes. And that if a conviction is entered, the clean slate would automatically unlock, and the reformed criminal might lose there job.
More than that I don’t know, because I have know idea what actually happened. And despite my own personal experiences driving some very strong emotions around sexual violence discussions, I resolve to, to best of my ability keep a cool head, and not pic up a pitch fork. Vigilantly justice has no place in civilized society. Nether does the rape of women.
PS: please don’t just react.
Quote from Giovanni @ http://bat-bean-beam.blogspot.co.nz
I’m a Marxist, which in the current climate is one of the most futile and impractical things a person can be – almost as much as an intellectual.
I would vote Giovanni.