Two words: house boats.
I guess FM broadcasting as it exists now has only a couple more decades to go. I’m wondering when car radios will go all-internet – it’s technically possible to listen to the radio over 3G, in countries without our level of price gouging it’s economical so it can only be a matter of time.
What would be the advantage of using G3 instead of FM?
That is good news Kracklite, I maintain that we humans are mostly trustworthy or we would be extinct by now. And I will still recommend going to the police rather than the local motorcycle gang for help. But with caveats of course.
More light, please.
Said the prison inmate to society.
No, and that’s true of practically all crime. Punishment is more closely tied to the severity of the assault. But the unforeseen-but-foreseeable consequences do weigh in – reckless driving causing death is more severe than reckless driving alone. Assault that causes death can be manslaughter or murder depending on the circumstances.
True, but sexual assault crime tends to attract more irrational pitch fork style vigilantly responses. And different types of sexual offenses attract different types of outrage. Jackson and Tamahere for example might find serial pedophiles Obhorent but have no problem with date rape. Some people get the mechanics of sexual assault but only if a penis is involved. So yes different degrees of sexual abuse but in a legalistitic sense, which can in terms of recovery, be relevant. So dynamics of sexual assault historically meant and still does to some extent determine levels of professional support for the victims and degree of punishment/rehabilitation for the perpetrators. And most of all, how the community responds.
Edit: can people please look beonend my poor spelling here. I am using an iPad that has inadequate spellcheck. Thanks:)
<q>We find someone to blame , we punish them , all sorted … not.
In a way I am grateful to Tamihere and Jackson for showing us how pervasive the culture of misogyny truly is. They are not alone and do represent one male view of woman.<q/>
"They are not alone and do represent one male view of women."
And it only takes threes dogs to constitute a pack. Ben was saying that this is not text book serial rapist. It is however, textbook gang rape. I had a couple of acquaintances that entered a motorcycle gang pad after drinking at a provincial pub. The young man was ejected after being bashed and the young women was gang raped. The roast busters gang have the same modus operandus [insert correct spelling]. The response my acquaintances took was not to go to police, but rather enlist the help of a rival motorcycle gang. That was during the early 1980s.
The only real difference between the motorcycle gang and the roast busters is age and ( oxymoron warning) suffictication of offending.
I hope we get more writing that can dig deeper into this feald of criminology. I am certainly not qualified but I can see benefit in understanding rather than just calling for heads to roll.
PS: the police commissioner needs his head read.
…It is so refreshing to see a public apology that is actually, you know, apologetic. That acknowledges the reasons that apologies were needed. With no “we apologise for any offence caused"…
There is something more powerfull about the word I in an apology. we apologys just look like corporation spin. I would call it an acknowledgment.
IE: We acknowledge that our behavior has had negative commercial concequences, that require us to use the sorry card, as specified by our employer, then laying low for a bit.
Friends I hadn’t seen for 30 years – we were at college together in Glen Innes – were discussing this last night. There are families with decades worth of entrenched abusive behaviour they are passing on to each generation. Some people escape, or were protected from it in various ways. Grand-dad abused all his kids and a lot of the cousins, but dad would *never* let his kids be unsupervised with his father.
So, there was the agency – the dad’s refusal to act as his father did. But that doesn’t mitigate from the actual family culture, and the fact that some of the uncles became abusers, and the fact that grand-dad is talked about in whispers, and not dragged to the cop shop.
So yes, individual agency, but I’m glad I’m not the only one to wonder at Tamihere family culture, and the different ways in which contempt for women and/or those more vulnerable than themselves may be manifesting.
I don't have any idea what family dynamics drive John Tamihere's fucked witted ness. But may I suggest that the linear logic; Dad abuses the entire family = victims, which in turn must wear the stigma of being infected with abusive cycle germs, but with the exemption of the minority that my grab the bottom rung of the breaking the abusive cycle ladder, makes me a little angrier than my dyslexia.
Writing fuck, is not actually an all that intelligent way to express angor.
It appears as if the police are fixated on the idea of protecting society by locking criminals away for as long as possible, rather than trying to get law-breakers to change their behaviour.
It's just a matter of time before Garth Mcvicar gets wheeled out with his expert opinion on this.