Friday nightCap

Drugs do strange things to your memory

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Don’t stand so, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me…

Do you HAVE to handle it like that?  (Pucker factor 10)

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Today’s Trivia

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via cashcrate.com

 

There are still over 100 unidentified victims from the Titanic. (source)

 

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Why everyone, even children, should have a gun

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Don’t bite off more than you can chew… sorta

I think this is a good visual metaphor for this blog. At times I think we’re taking something on that’s going to get the better of us, and then… nah :)   Whaleoil:  No fear, no favour.

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Whaleoil Backchat

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Daily Roundup

Herald and tainted Journo continue to run lines for Kim Dotcom

The Herald and David “tainted” Fisher continue to shill lines on behalf of Kim Dotcom.

They have run a story today about some supposed new “evidence”.

Government minister Jonathan Coleman knew the FBI was interested in Kim Dotcom before his officials granted the tycoon residency – a revelation which has led to accusations he misled the public.

The accusation comes after Immigration NZ released a statement making it clear they told Dr Coleman about the FBI the day before the criticial residency decision was made.

Dr Coleman – now Defence Minister – is now facing calls to come clean on exactly what he was told the day before Dotcom was granted residency by Immigration NZ officials.

It emerged last week Dotcom was given residency in 2010 despite the SIS urging Immigration NZ to tell their minister the FBI was carrying out a criminal investigation into him and wanted the help of NZ Police.

Dr Coleman was briefed by Immigration NZ chief executive Nigel Bickle on October 28, the day before Dotcom was granted residency.

Dr Coleman distanced himself from the decision, saying it was made by officials. He said: “Ministers had absolutely no knowledge of any pending FBI-NZ Police investigation.”   Read more »

Duncan Garner on Brownlee’s airport stunt

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It’s pretty clear this is a prima facie case of Brownlee breaking the law, or at least using his position to do so. Gerry will be hating this and he will be kicking himself. The Brownlee I have got to know pretty well over the past 18 years has been down to earth and is not one to ask for special favours. This blows all that out of the water.   Read more »