It doesn’t bother me that it’s kept “secret” for legitimate security reasons, it just irritates that journalists act like nobody else could possibly have figured it out.
If it was so bloody dangerous why show up with an entourage of Media at all?. Patrick Gower forgot his passport, must have been really worth going that far without it, to suddenly not be allowed the next flight in a Hercules. This was just a Key/Bush copycat visit to troops for a fucking photo op. This snake knows no bounds of crass behaviour. Why leap over there just as the TPP was announced and what did it achieve? Absolutely nothing. Secret mission, my arse. The only thing I suspect can happen from it is, an announcement that the troops stay will be extended. Key has started the chat about how safe they are and how needed they are, and look at that, photos of important person (in his mind) seen supporting the farce. Of course Gerry has already set the stage over here
Then as Key keeps assuring the public about extending the troops deployment, the wording changes ever so slightly
I think there should be an exit point and that exit point at about two years feels about right to me.
So there is 2 Pat(t)ersons, Architects in 2 days before the Courts.The extra "t" pleaded guilty Just to save confusion and
Defence lawyer Michael Lloyd initially asked for an adjournment so he could enlist the services of an expert to review the police's evidence and entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client.
running someone over is an accident, not the same, but a " not guilty " suggests to me ,he thought about shirking responsibility. I know it's expected from the Lawyer but still...
Do we need another piece of legislation to make these assaults that Judges find a bit harsh judging on to at least acknowledge it was assault? The fine line this judging is taking seems to favour a good Lawyer and prominent person over the rest .
This guy, seems to be another one
all-too compliant mainstream media.
They are too busy on secret Johnny (aka George Bush) visiting the boys in beige brigade in Iraq. So dangerous some had flack Jackets
The barge of fate adrift in the root canal…
Oh, very good. :)
Just realising how it's everywhere and not just humans. I notice the bulls dry hump all the time over the back fence and the one up front clearly not enjoying himself. Sheep, not so much.
Otoh, I do wonder if hearing Chris Brown instructing women to be “head down, ass up” in seemingly every track starts to normalise that as an attitude
I think it is pretty gross too . Many times when I hear of something ghastly in the news that someone has done to someone else ,I wonder if it is an influence from music or TV or Movies which does make it a fine line of which I don’t know where it is or how it should be determined. At the dentist the other day ,looking at the ceiling, I mentioned how sexist the music video was and asked them (through a numb face) if they thought objectifying women like that was acceptable to them. They said yeah it was sexist but that’s what the kids dress like nowadays and their children loved that sort of music. I was glad I could ignore it by requesting more Novocaine. In reality the Dentist and her assistant (who had kids) just ignored it too. They actually had never thought about it. Faux humping a scantily clad woman from behind seems to be par for the course .
but there is little return to the animal’s quality of life from our ‘benign interest’.
Isn't that how Key treats all of us? Panda, Amanda...
My issue with Brown’s defenders has nothing to do with his race, and a lot with the horrible spectacle of people who should know better just ignoring his long record of abuse, harassment and intimidation. And while they’re not my stories to tell in this forum, I also have reasons not to share Turia et. al.’s trust that Brown’s really changed his ways
Although, I said before ',why not? Tariana in the National Party has given her all. She is an expert in how to deal with tis Govt.She’s out there.
She knows social media is winning. Plus, don’t think it may be good she left Labour. Labour are pretty conservative. Paranoia ,not so much but, they read their emails. Little me gets to talk to them., to reason and at least have one on one conversation. have that with NZ first too but that’s a whole other story
Your opinion (as much as I value it) is just one and democracy should dictate . It has. Take a number
The guy is damaged. We know that. I’d like to know more personally but I don’t. Someone thinks he can have his kid back. I gotta agreee, that’s a biggie
I will happily argue that George RR Martin’s treatment of rape and violence against women in A Song of Ice and Fire is ghastly on so many levels (and the television adaptation is even worse) *, but I’d never say that is a reason to bar him from entering New Zealand.
Maybe I’m terribly wrong. But here I am with my line, my not-so-secure judgement call. Maybe I’ll change it one day? I’ll have to keep thinking, and reading, and re-deciding.
All good Danielle . I'm glad you are prepared to look at yourself. I enjoy that challenge all the time. My other teaches me that. Go girl. You too Rosemary.
PS. Cheers everyone on PAS.
Turia’s support is reflexive because there is undoubtedly a racial element here. There is just never this level of vitriol when a white person with priors tries to visit (that I recall anyway).
And why not?Tariana is a rebel. I listened to her defiant interview with Kim Hill . The Maori Party have given their all. She is now an expert as to how to deal with Government, And why fucking not? Call to task . I have noticed that the best way to call National out is social media. She now can put the stick in. As Key said in 2009 ish, "bit 'o'stick"
Now he gets to see how Maori do it. I'mm kinda liking her stoopid behaviour. Shit costs