Posts by Steve Curtis

  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Ron Davis,

    Hey. Easy on, Fair’s fair. Where’s the evidence he’s a thief?

    "Six banks have been collectively fined £2.6bn by UK and US regulators over their traders' attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates.

    HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Swiss bank UBS and US banks JP Morgan Chase, Citibank and Bank of America have all been fined."
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30016007

    Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch to save it from bankruptcy. Key was the head of Foreign exchange for ML in New York- London. Along with the Libor manipulation, the exchange rate manipulation was to benfits the banks position at the expense of counterparties.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    later emphatically denies this….

    Slater has denied quite a lot of things, denials that later turned out to be straight lies.

    Yes, his denial probably relates to 'on the phone at the time', he seems to like facebook or other instant messaging apps. Maybe even Skype ?

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    But if it was web-based email then that would depend on where the server was. I also doubt, given the very large volume of mail that does get deleted, the relevant emails would still be recoverable.

    But they seemed to be able to track down an escaped parolee in Rio de Janeiro by seizing a computer from his sisters place. The trick is to have the computer used in your possesion. Likely that Eade used a laptop with a mobile broadband account to circumvent the government records ( and the security of the network that goes with it)

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading,

    Mr Ede provided a supplementary written statement to the inquiry in which he advised that the emails had been permanently deleted prior to the commencement of the inquiry and could not be recovered.

    Slater is saying that Eade wasnt interviewed and only provided a written statement.

    Thats funny because at the time the investigation was launched we were told witnesses would be compelled to appear.?

    "Mr Key told media while campaigning in Auckland today he understood his staff had received a subpoena and he would fully comply with the investigation, a spokeswoman said.
    www.3news.co.nz/politics/sis-probe-calls-witnesses-before-election-2014083117

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Sacha,

    door was merely unlocked, not even opened for him.

    Locked doors or not, the words I heard he was knocking on it. But that is not the real issue, as it was part of the departure lounge he received an infringement notice for being in a normal passenger area. This is the nonsense part, as infringements are more for tarmac or off limits areas. His intent was to bypass security so he should be facing court on that issue alone. But that would end his political career.

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  • Hard News: Prague,

    ” She has an economics degree from Cambridge."

    I have noticed that in other non english speaking countries, their best and brightest become tourist guides to a partly crumbling or faded past.

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    Last finance minister to have had a specific qualification and actual experience in accounting was Roger Douglas and look how that turned out.

    It gets better.... or umm something, Don Brash was for a while opposition spokesman on Finance. he had a PhD ( Economics) AND was governor of the Reserve Bank previously.
    Goes to show, he knew everything and knew nothing.

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…,

    "..has not released its report into the breach. I would quite like to see it, so have requested it under the Official Information Act.'

    Good luck with getting that any time before the next election. The reason is three little words.
    John Archibald Banks.
    The police report was finally used in the private prosecution.

    The paper boarding pass seems to have joined the old paper ticket as an artifact of history, so Brownlee unless he was charged with a security breach, a real offence, then he cant really be guilty of a an infringement for being in ....the departure lounge area along with every other intending passenger

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    So being booked on a flight is regarded as equivalent to having a boarding pass? In that case, then Brownlee had one?

    Well no. If you have the booking app, you can check in 'on the day of travel' and THEN you get a boarding pass. As Brownlee was picking them up he wasnt using electronic means.

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    So are all AirNZ’s customers who don’t check in at the machines in Departures risking a fine?

    Well, as the individual electronic means are counted as a boarding pass, that would be a no. Even without bags they have to go through 'security' first, which is of course what Brownlee deliberately evaded.

    What should have happened is that the boarding passes would be collected in the terminal as arranged and ministerial privilege could have applied at this point, and then normal processes occurred as the gate would be held open as they knew they were a few passengers short.

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