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Hard News: Miles on the Clock

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  • Graeme Edgeler,

    Awfully nice of him to use FYI, but I suspect you'll be hearing from the government departments soon (if indeed you had such correspondence)

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3198 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    but I suspect you’ll be hearing from the government departments soon (if indeed you had such correspondence)

    It would be along the lines of "dude, did we even talk to you?"

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    hearing from the government departments soon

    Soon?

    It's an OIA request nothing about them happens "soon"

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4427 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    It’s an OIA request nothing about them happens “soon”

    It's due Monday week.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    I note one of mr Stratford's earliest questions on Twitter back in 2010 - must've thrilled his 24 followers

    Miles Stratford
    ‏@MethMinderMiles
    Follow @MethMinderMiles
    What happens if you find your livinging in meth lab
    6:40 PM - 8 Jun 2010

    Well I'm guessing he can answer that one himself now
    - looks like he did find a living in Meth Labs!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7743 posts Report Reply

  • andin,

    operate his business in the objectionable and exploitative manner

    He's more than likely pissed he cant keep doing that. Such people like to see conspiracies working against them. And he does have form seeing false positives.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Asinius,

    Looks like they've just provided a reply to the list of questions on Fyi.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2009 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Miles Stratford is cut from the same cloth as the war-on-the-poor racket that's rife in America - for-profit prisons, child internment camps, expropriation dressed up as proceeds-of-crime law, you name it.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5392 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    That’s right, and it’s worth paying attention. Here is a breakdown of the American privet prison industry ( slave labor camps )

    What happened here with this demonisation-meth/poverty-scapegoat for profit business, shows how easy it is for intelligent well educated policy makers, to place a low value weighting on human rights or even just equality. We shouldn’t ignore any feelings of anxiety about that.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4016 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    I'd be interested to know if those Meth detection' boxes that were being touted actually work , and how?
    Or were they just selling a false sense of security in a tin.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7743 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I’d be interested to know if those Meth detection’ boxes that were being touted actually work , and how?

    If you mean the ones that monitored for meth use, I'd be amazed if they didn't work, TBH. Quite a lot of gas and vapour come off from vaporizing such drugs - the user can literally see the vapour cloud forming and after they exhale it as well. But now the real question is: So what if they work? The evidence that meth use is contaminating properties has now effectively been debunked, so the whole point of having a real time device, at significant ongoing cost, monitoring something that's effectively not important, has been killed.

    Monitoring for meth production seems like it could still be possibly worth doing, but I don't think detecting meth itself would be necessary - it's the known dangerous industrial chemicals that are the real problem, and I would again be amazed if the detection of that isn't pretty straightforward. But the meth production numbers for house owners is not even vaguely on the scale of meth use, and it sounds like it's naturally diminishing anyway as most of the product is directly imported.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10559 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Asinius,

    Looks like they’ve just provided a reply to the list of questions on Fyi.

    Indeed they have!

    And they've given him a flea in his ear.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

    A very large flea!

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 468 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    I particularly enjoyed the comment "neither 'advice' nor 'reality' " (regarding Miles' incorrect assumption that Australian law applied to use as well as manufacture).

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1810 posts Report Reply

  • Rob S,

    He looks like he doesn't have a plan b for the future.
    Trying to cling on to the meth buster gravy train.
    I feel that he's wallowing in a big pool of entitlement and insincerity in the full knowledge of the distress in his wake.
    Begone Sir and if you can, please reflect on the mayhem you've caused because your business model has created substantial pain to those least able to cope with it.

    Since Apr 2010 • 125 posts Report Reply

  • izogi, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Awfully nice of him to use FYI

    Yeah I thought so too. I like FYI because it shows people they can ask questions when they mightn't have previously known, but it doesn't tend to be popular with journos and lobbyists for good reason.

    Unless he's ignorant, is there any of motivation for Miles Stratford to use FYI, where everyone can see what he's asking and what he gets back before he's even had a chance to digest it?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 1135 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 580 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

    I wonder who the "most vulnerable" are, that are being endangered? Shareholders of meth testing companies?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 468 posts Report Reply

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