Posts by Sofie Bribiesca

  • Feed: Fulminating and fermenting, in reply to Rob S,

    Went to hopscotch Mt Eden this arvo for my weekend top up.

    Heh, went to the bowser at the breakfast bar in the kitchen. Available all day everyday. onto a new Light Ale at the mo. (chilled naturally in kegs on dirt floor in what will be the cellar someday but for now, outdoor under house :)

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  • Hard News: Dotcom: Further news of the unlikely, in reply to steven crawford,

    but that KDC has an unhealthily amount of influence.

    When questioned about that on BFM last week, he stated if he had wanted to try influence the party, he could have drip fed them money . Instead he gave them a lump sum and introduced the 2 Parties. His belief was that the problems this country has are social problems and Mana understands that. That and the obvious, getting rid of National.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Seems to me that nobody is expected to do their job properly anymore.No real expectations.No responsibility.No accountability.

    No funding. All the funding for Legal aid was slashed. No funding = no representation.
    Our rights are being systematically undermined . Our rights in the Courts are being eroded. Our Democracy is disappearing.
    I must admit ,it was refreshing to see a win for Arthur Taylor on prisoner voting rights. This from the Greens. Collins again with absolute disregard for human beings.
    And for all the Lawyers out there, it took a prisoner from a jail cell to stick it to National.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Others get judges who MUST be corrupt, or members of the same peadophile ring or some damn thing because for the life of me I cannot find any justification for the sentences they hand down nor the comments they make.

    What they hand down is the status quo. If a case of similar occurrence has been handed down, A Judge will follow suit because a Lawyer could appeal if a case gets a harsher or easier determination and that's all money. A Judge can't be going "I think I'll change things today, I'm feeling generous" Some of the words they use I think can be questionable myself but that should be the Lawyers job to take up if they think the Judge is out of line. Police are the biggest gang in NZ and I feel it's almost a hive mind that exists amongst them. We are finally getting an increase in complaints about fellow Police whereas in the past everyone covered for each other. We are only just now holding Police to account for their sexism. I think we have Louise Nicholas to thank there. Progress is that she now works with the Police so that's change. Sadly it's not moving fast enough as always. One thing I notice and it hasn't really changed in my experience is, female cops are the worst. Like they have something to prove. Some real bitches.

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  • Hard News: Dotcom: Further news of the unlikely, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Some bored GCSB drone with nothing better to do…..

    Oh. silly Rosemary . Wha? Lil' ol' Public Address? ;)

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Oh, you mean the politician who talked about her own sleazy harassment at the hands of Rolf Harris, which apparently gives Rodney Hide the right to troll her into breaching name suppression. That’s the politician I’m talking about here, Sofie,

    NO! I'm talking about a person who I don't like, don't like his writing, don't agree with him most of the time trying to come to terms with understanding what we have been yelling about for fucken ages. His words are his, whether you like them or not, is not justification to stop the conversation he is starting in public. People read the Herald.
    To suggest he ain't allowed to do it his way? Where is the manual? At least he's trying as ugly as it gets.. Barry is capable of telling him to shut up if she wishes. I've seen her tell Ardern to shut up. She has a mouth. She has brought the subject into the light. That may be too harsh for some but I'd be interested to see if we can get some real change from it all. Sorry Craig I disagree, and as a survivor I know how important it is to remain relevant right now. Just my pathetic opinion of course. Gnite.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Jason Kemp,

    Also in the Herald today Indecent act man calls in lawyers

    I have only one thought for that man .....
    Diddums

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Jason Kemp,

    disagree with Rodney on most things but surely his opening sentence and second paragraph are positives in the light of the current discussion. From todays Herald.

    Hey I can't stand the guy most of the time but I think in this instance his attempt to understand Rape Culture is a good start for Harold readers.Last week men couldn't accept an apology, this week Rodney tries. If at the end of the day we insist the word can only be spread a certain way, we will lose right there. I'd like to imagine that having a family and living outside the bubble for long enough now has given him a chance to grow up just a bit. Any attempt to bring this out to the public arena (and why not close to an Election) is a positive thing. Dam having to tread lightly for some Politicians. Show us the true colours.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Jason Kemp,

    This was obviously not a one off incident ,if you read between the lines.

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  • Speaker: Not even a statistic,

    Ah, thanks for the clarification Sofie! Makes a lot more sense than my initial read.

    I just don't understand why people will sit amongst others knowing their history and carry on like it isn't important to address. If it's condoned with prominent people its condoned, period.
    I asked my friend at our local dairy/cafe one day if he had noticed the customer because he was outside talking to us. He said yes and carried on the conversation. I then heard him say to said person, "I know you are there I'm busy". After he had finished our conversation (taking some minutes) he went and served the man begrudgingly . As a manager I would advise to serve customers first and so when he returned I asked why he didn't want to serve him, it was blatantly obvious. He said the man had recently returned from jail. He called him a kiddy fuker.He felt only disgust which was why he didn't want to serve him. I then understood. It needs to be discussed at every level.

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