If the Sony hack was an act of terrorism then perhaps the media might like to explain what Dirty Politics was

The media jumped right into Dirty Politics, they revelled in it, they hunted down and still hunt down people to cause them to lose their jobs. They are as complicit as the hacker was in a crime, yet they still act like they have done nothing wrong.

Meanwhile in the US we have the Sony hack where largely the media aren’t reproducing emails or attacking stars for their coarse private communications.

It is perverse.

We now also have the announcement from the FBI that the criminals behind the Sony hack are from North Korea. Worse still they have stated that North Korea’s government is actually behind the hack.

The FBI has confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber attacks on Sony Pictures.

“As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other US Government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions,” a FBI statement said.

“While the need to protect sensitive sources and methods precludes us from sharing all of this information, our conclusion is based, in part, on similarities in specific lines of code, encryption algorithms, data deletion methods, and compromised networks.”

“We are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there,” the FBI said in the brief statement.

“Further, North Korea’s attack on SPE (Sony Pictures Entertainment) reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States.”

The FBI said that it had “determined that the intrusion into SPE’s network consisted of the deployment of destructive malware and the theft of proprietary information as well as employees’ personally identifiable information and confidential communications.”    Read more »

Woolworths Australia under investigation for same Bully Boy tactics as Countdown

Countdown claimed to be exonerated despite 91 complaints against them, after a report and investigation from the Commerce Commission.

Woolworths in Australia has the same owners as Progressive/Countdown in NZ  and our Commerce Commission let them off the hook after Shane Jones claims.

Woolworths is now being accused of the same bully boy Maia style standover tactics as has recently occurred in New Zealand and the Australian regulators are investigating.

WOOLWORTHS buyers have told suppliers their products could be pulled from shelves just days before Christmas if they refuse to fund the supermarket giant’s new Cheap Cheap advertising campaign.

“I was asked for a contribution of almost $1 million, and when I refused to pay I was told a ‘range review’ was underway and I would be informed of the outcome early next week,” said the sales manager of one of Australia’s leading health product companies.

“The implied threat is that some of my products will no longer be stocked if I don’t pay up.”

Woolworths staff have also been accused of telling suppliers the payment requests had the “endorsement” of the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) – a claim that the consumer watchdog rejects.   Read more »

Scumbag baby basher jailed, but not for long enough

Anyone who bashes a baby should serve a good long stretch in prison.

One baby basher has just been sentenced to 4 years and 5 months in prison, Not long enough.

A computer gamer who bashed and critically injured his baby boy has been sentenced to jail for the act described as “a complete horror story”.

Waipukurau man Devon Ashley Bird, 21, appeared in Napier District Court this morning for sentencing after pleading guilty to ill-treating a child and causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard last month.

Judge Bridget Mackintosh sentenced him to four years and five months in prison.

The story of his abuse is horrific.

The offending occurred on November 1, 2013 after Bird’s partner and mother of the nearly five-week-old baby boy had spent the night caring for her son at their Central Hawke’s Bay home.

She woke Bird about 6.30am and asked him to care for their baby, who was asleep in a bassinet, so she could rest, court documents said.

At some time between 6.30am and 10am, while the baby was in his sole care, Bird caused what a doctor said was “non-accidental trauma and extremely unusual for a five-week-old infant”.

It was also during this period that Bird, who is studying computer science at EIT, began playing the graphic video game The Walking Dead.

The game is described online as a “survival game in the midst of a zombie apocalypse”.

The boy’s grandmother described the incident as a “complete horror story”.   Read more »

Whoopsy wrong house, 5 thugs get smashed up by the guy who killed Osama bin Laden after they broke into his house

This story is from a satire site, it isn’t real, but wouldn’t it be awesome if it was real.


 

Five thugs are in hospital after breaking into Rob O’Neill’s house seeking his neighbour.

Who is Rob O’Neill…an ex-SEAL Team Six member who took down Osama bin Laden giving him a third eye.

The really did pick the wrong house.

Robert O’Neill, the former United States Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden, had his home mistakenly invaded by members of a street gang this morning shortly after 1AM. O’Neill was uninjured, the five intruders all suffered injuries and remain hospitalized, but are expected to make a full recovery. Their names were not released in anticipation of the oncoming media storm.

Butte Police Commissioner Bartholomew S. Harrington told members of the Associated Press in a brief press conference that the five men, part of a local street gang connected with the infamous Crips, were seeking to collect on a drug debt and invaded the wrong house, with the intended target just so happening to be the next door neighbor of O’Neill’s.

“Mr. O’Neill had just turned in for the night, but was awoken by a loud crash when his backdoor was abruptly kicked in. As the five thugs ran aimlessly through the home, Mr. O’Neill used silent hand-to-hand combat tactics to individually disarm them of their weapons.  Once Mr. O’Neill had taken down the five men and secured his home, he brewed a pot of coffee and called the police station. Those boys sure did find the wrong house!” commissioner Harrington said as he chuckled.

O’Neill had little to say on the matter whenButte Daily Times journalist Kevin Williamson interviewed the celebrated war hero.

“It was nothing really. Those kids didn’t have their mission planned out properly and hit the wrong target. I hated to break their wrists and dislocate each of their knees like I did, but it was necessary in order to immobilize the invasion. I hope they get the money that is owed to them once they get out of jail and decide to live better lives. My main concern is getting my back door fixed. Those boys really did a number on the door jamb,” O’Neill stated.

Teehee, broken wrists and dislocated knees.

I wonder what would have happened here though…chances are some lefty crim-hugger would have started an Twatter campaign to have O’Neill arrested for GBH.

 

– Empire News

Did #illridewithyou turn into #iliedtoyou?

It seems that the media and the lefty luvvies who were dead kent to hug a muslim had been sold a pup with the so-called #illridewithyou rubbish.

I had a discussion with someone on Thursday about this, and I was suspicious of the whole Twitter meme…likening it to #kony2012.

Slacktivism at its worst.

It seems I was right, with the woman credited with the originating story that lead to the creation of the hashtag  now confessing to lying about her encounter.

GAPS have appeared in the story that inspired the #illridewithyou Twitter phenomenon.

University lecturer [and former Greens candidate] Rachael Jacobs had originally posted a status on Facebook, explaining how she offered to protect a woman who felt uncomfortable wearing her hijab.

According to her story, Ms Jacobs had seen the woman beginning to remove her scarf, and ran after her, saying “Put it back on. I’ll walk with you.”

The exchange took place on a Brisbane train, while the Sydney siege was taking place in Sydney’s Martin Place.

But did a “conversation” actually occur?

It seems not. The Brisbane Times reports a different story:

By sheer fluke, we got off at the same station, and some part of me decided saying something would be a good thing. Rather than quiz her about her choice of clothing, I thought if I simply offered to walk her to her destination, it might help.

It’s hard to describe the moment when humans, and complete strangers, have a conversation with no words. I wanted to tell her I was sorry for so many things – for overstepping the mark, for making assumptions about a complete stranger and for belonging to a culture where racism was part of her everyday experience.

But none of those words came out, and our near silent encounter was over in a moment.

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Watch The Leaked Kim Jong-Un Death Scene From ‘The Interview’

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The part of ‘The Interview’ the North Koreans didn’t want you to see, but now can because it has been leaked.

Sony caved to the terrorists but the Streisand Effect is now in effect.

Mashable gives some background.

You won’t be seeing The Interview anytime soon, but the 28 seconds that most enraged North Korea, and may very well have doomed the film to oblivion, hit the Internet on Thursday. Though dozens of websites embedded the clip early, they began coming down by late afternoon.

The scene is the film’s climax, and it’s funnier if you know the background: Earlier in The Interview, James Franco’s character Dave Skylark bonds with Kim Jong-un over their mutual love of Katy Perry — particularly the song “Firework” — as they drive around in the supreme leader’s personal tank.

But Skylark later comes to realize that the dictator is truly evil and, in the midst of a chaotic showdown, jumps in the tank as a means to escape. With Kim’s military helicopter bearing down on him, Skylark takes aim at the aircraft from the tank’s turret. As he lets the shell fly, we hear dramatic strains of “Firework” firing up.

And that’s where the 28-second clip, in extreme slow-motion, picked up. We saw Kim Jong-Un leaning out the door of his helicopter, watching the shell pierce the side of the aircraft and explode in a ball of fire. With his mouth agape, the Supreme Leader is slowly engulfed in fire until his head, obscured by the flames, explodes.

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Face of the day

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Ngoc Luan Ho Trieu with a secret santa gift that was given to him as a mean-spirited prank.

Two years later and he is still sad? I think that his interpretation of the gift may be a cultural misunderstanding. Australians would give some one a pooing reindeer because they would find it very funny, not necessarily to make the point that someone’s work is poo.

Look at these delicious treats that can all be purchased here in New Zealand. We have a similar sense of humor to the Australians I think.

For more details of this story see Crybaby of the week at 10:30am.

Have you ever been upset by a secret santa gift that you thought was mean spirited?

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Daily Proverb

Proverbs 19

12 The king’s anger is like a lion’s roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Friday nightCap