Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Vision and dumbassery

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  • nzlemming,

    Attachment

    Doing the rounds on FB*


    * may contain Photoshop

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to nzlemming,

    * may contain Photoshop

    Don't harsh my buzz man

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Cheng.pdf

    If anyone's interested, I scraped Derek Cheng's liveblog from the Harald and formatted it nicely ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to BenWilson,

    ‘Hopster! Hopster! Help! Help! Stopster!’ they screamed

    See, Russell? This is why we need a Like button ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    Get the feeling that Australians are extremely grateful that comprehensive surveillance has resulted in a handful of crazed jihadists being apprehended today, allegedly planning to behead somebody.
    Surveillance is there to catch baddies, not goodies.
    Thankfully here, the Moment of Truth became the Moment of Farce.

    Reminded me so much much of operation 8 – what with the 800 police officers for 15 suspects. They might as well have brought the full Australian Police force. And wouldn’t you know, officers all dressed in that same very dark very threatening paramilitary anti-terror garb like they’re attending a BRAZIL costume party, I can see the appeal of wanting to dress up like that for larks, but as a fashion statement by Governments and Police Forces, but let’s not pretend that the message being sent isn’t anything more than “I’m with Sith”. Some clothing label is making a killing.


    Philippine agents arrest 43 in cybersex raids
    , if there were crime involved ( which there may well have been i.e slavery/ exploitative pimping) I highly doubt it was the “sex”:

    The government has been cracking down on cybercrimes in recent years

    Jake your comment parsed pretty well with a [sarc] tag.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to nzlemming,

    Thanks for the pdf Mark, that's beaut.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to steven crawford,

    Which reminds me. Fiji election! They have there democracy back!

    That is, for anyone who can play Sudoku or Bingo.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5420 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Starrow, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    "On Planet Key, there are no toilets. That's why Jake Starrow is full of shit." Steve Barnes.
    Brilliant Steve. I bet you felt extra pleased with yourself after that outburst. Because you know that effort was your pea-sized brain operating in over-drive, stretched to full capacity.
    You really hoped that Ian and Sacha and Joe and Danielle and Paul and Bart and Bart and Trevor and every other fucking intellectual snob who back-scratches each other to death on this site commented on this as another example of your searing wit didn't you Steve?
    Sadly, no comments this time Steve that suggests even these sycophants were a tad embarrassed by such a childish attempt at abuse.
    By the way,I'm picking your wife is really ugly Steve and you wear really bad shoes. Just an impression I've gained Steve. I bet I'm right.
    But what you have achieved is me snapping and desperately wanting to give all you intellectual snobs a big dose of the truth.
    A definition of Intellectual Snobbery as per Your Dictionary.
    "Intellectual Snobbery applies to people who take an inflated pride in their knowledge and mental abilities.
    They tend to become overly judgemental."
    Bingo. A perfect summary of all you sucky-off snobs who endlessly polish each others egos on this site.
    A bunch of wankers who compete along the lines of "I hate Key more than you!"... "Oh no you don't, I hate that awful person more than you ever have." etc.
    But before I go, I really should thank you all.
    I've genuinely never had so much fun in a long time.
    And that's all due to the remarkable attention I've received.
    The respect you've shown me was plainly seen in how many of you vain-glorious snobs come after me with every contribution I've made.
    Ignoring my posts would have been a sign that I'm not very clever, not very articulate, not able to irritate and frustrate but hell no! Quite the opposite in fact!
    Because without exception, the likes of that total fuckwit Ian or the precious Danielle or whoever took the bait each and every time.
    My workmates really loved the impact I kept making. They couldn't believe what an orgy of pure intellectual snobbery I provoked.
    Sorry Russell but I did try to engage without provoking at one stage after you suggested I back off a bit. But after that, you never really came down even-handedly on the abuse [latest example...Steve's lavatory-humour abuse] I took and so I decided to go along for the ride and give as good as I got.
    I also look forward to tapping in after this weekend to read how you're all consoling yourselves now that you've got another three long years to tolerate with Key at the helm.
    Farewell snobs, it's been a helluva ride.

    Since Sep 2014 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    What they do in the shadows, indeed…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    Soup Kitchen $3, Tuesday.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    But before I go, I really should thank you all.
    I’ve genuinely never had so much fun in a long time.
    And that’s all due to the remarkable attention I’ve received.

    And like most trolls, that’s what you were after. I did persist, but I don’t think you were really here in good faith.

    My workmates really loved the impact I kept making. They couldn’t believe what an orgy of pure intellectual snobbery I provoked.

    I rest my case.

    Stick to the sports commentary, mate. I'm tired of paying attention to you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to mark taslov,

    Word!

    Life isn’t about how you fall down,
    but how you get back up

    ...and who offers you a hand!

    Good to see someone
    has the forgiveness
    thing well in hand...

    +

    "Be yourself,
    everyone else is taken"
    - Oscar Wilde

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    Ah, the troll flounce.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 487 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I hadn’t read right to the bottom of his post and when I did I felt it needed some revision. I’m always willing to give the benefit of the doubt, as has been accorded me – as you quite fittingly point out.

    Trollathons like that in this climate are likely to do more harm than good for his cause.

    I like that Russell’s prepared to catch all types on record. Insights for future anthropologists.

    [this joke has no punchline]

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    There once was a troll here named 'Starrow'
    Who carried water for Key in his barrow
    On the eve of the election
    He changed his direction
    And fled from this place like an arrow

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Starrow, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Pitiful Paul. Really, really pitiful.
    Another day in the sheltered workshop coming up Paul?

    Since Sep 2014 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    And the unflounce.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 487 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    well maybe not an arrow, maybe more like a boomerang

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    Another day in the sheltered workshop coming up Paul?

    Fuck you. I've banned this, your third account here and that comment says to me that I should have done so much sooner. Don't come back.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • freddy krueger,

    I'm back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Since Sep 2014 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    It's fast looking like a job for the....

    New Zealand Harassment Act 1997
    Section 3: Meaning of Harassment
    …….a pattern of behaviour that includes doing any specified act
    directed against that person on 2 separate occasions within 12
    month period (may not be the same person as long as the pattern is
    directed against the same person).
    Section 4: Meaning of Specified Act
    ……watching, loitering, preventing, following, making contact
    (whether by telephone, correspondence or any other way), giving,
    leaving, bringing attention to any offence material, entering,
    interfering with property, that would cause a reasonable person to
    fear for his/her safety.

    [from NetSafe ]
    or any more recently enacted cyber-bullying laws.

    Definitely one to tell the police about, as they show serious and escalating anti-social tendencies and bigotries.

    Is that PreCrime Unit up and running yet?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    like a boomerang

    Dingo!

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Dean Wallis, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    My workmates really loved the impact I kept making.

    It must be a barrel of laughs at that carwash

    Point Chevalier • Since Jan 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    I'm glad to be part of this non-abusive group of left wing snobs.

    Even though sometimes we slip into abuse, we pretty much always own up to it and apologise.

    I wonder whether he'll show his coworkers how low he was prepared to go for fun.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Is that PreCrime Unit up and running yet?

    The conservatives will, if elected, work on making prisons self sustainable. This will be awesome, because it will save those law abiding god fearing folk from having to build there gated community’s. Taking the tax burden out of the corrections debate is progressive. And yes, the pre-crime unit will be administering light smacks on children’s bottoms – to prevent them from getting tattoos. This with those silly anti laws made up by that fu#*k{{ slu**t bi;~#c# Sue Bradford, are appealed by referendum. ;(

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

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