Only 8% of the world’s money is actual cash – the rest sits on computers. (source)
For most of us, YouTube is a daily visit. For others, at least a few times a week. One way or another, it is more pervasive than traditional TV. Here is has a little look back on the big vids of 2013
Word coming in is that Labour party candidate Daljit Singh has been convicted on two charges.
I will update details as they come in.
The NZ Herald is reporting:
Daljit Singh had pleaded not guilty to electoral fraud charges relating to the 2010 elections. Photo / Brett Phibbs
A Labour Party candidate in the first Super City elections has been found guilty of two counts of using forged documents but has been acquitted on the remaining 18 electoral fraud allegations he faced.
Daljit Singh has been on trial in the High Court at Auckland on 20 charges of using forged documents to increase his chances of winning a seat on his local board.
The jury of 11 returned their verdicts this afternoon after deliberating for nearly five days.
Six other men – Gurinder Atwal, Davinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Virender Singh, Paramjit Singh and Malkeet Singh – also stood trial for electoral fraud, but on fewer counts.
Atwal was found guilty of 13 counts of using a forged document, Malkeet Singh was found guilty of six counts, and Virender Sing, Paramjit Singh and Mandeep Singh were each found guilty of one count.
Michael Fox (does his middle name start with J?) had the guts to ring me and good to see he has quoted me accurately. Well done Michael.
Slater refused to discuss his connections with Ede.
“I have no idea who I received images from, I don’t disclose who my sources are,” he said.
“I get many, many things from many different people across the political spectrum and I don’t reveal who my sources are.”
The media would run the same story if it was a party held by a political party, he said.
“You guys run around pointing the finger at how Parliament pays the cleaners, you run all of these stunts and you have a great big piss up and knees up filled with corporate whores, professional lobbyists, various other different people, leave an unholy mess and you don’t even have to pay to have it cleaned up because the taxpayer picks up the bill so yeah I do have an issue with it.” Read more »
Firstly he explains a bit about his recent issues regarding name suppression.
Without boring you with all the details of my recent expensive court battle I should point out that in his judgement – explaining why I should be fined $100,000 for contempt of court – Judge Stephen Kaye ruled that I could have deleted an offending blog from the humanheadline website 12 hours before I did. That the night before, I could have called my lawyer – as if a one-man editorial band has 24. /7 access to a law firm. Hey judge, I’m not Rupert Murdoch.
He also was of the opinion that as a ‘news junkie’ who reads The Age and the Herald Sun I should have been aware of a suppression order brought down in Melbourne when I was in Sydney. A suppression order implemented five hours after my editorial had been published from another city.
Judge Kaye’s verdict also has opened a can of worms that I don’t think has registered yet with MSM. He ruled that a website story is deemed live on the net if somebody accesses it days or weeks later after a suppression order has kicked in.
That is different to a printed newspaper article. I mean, no court would rule that archive copies of the Herald Sun should be burned because they contained a since-suppressed name. They wouldn’t. Would they? Read more »
Whaleoil has been approached informally on two separate occasions over the last few weeks by senior Herald / APN staff with a suggestion that this blog stops picking on some of their staff and their company in general.
It was an interesting suggestion. There is no doubt that there is friction between Whaleoil and some Herald staff. But the suggestion also means that if we are to go easy on them, they might go easy on…. us?
Not sure if that really suits the public’s need.
That said, we decided to wait and see if there were any overt signs that there was a new level of goodwill coming from the Herald – at any level.
Are they crediting Whaleoil consistently?
Do they provide a link to such sources?
Do they describe Whaleoil erroneously as “a National Party blog”?
Or “controversial website Whaleoil” (just today)
Have Fisher and Drinnan toned down their public tag team campaigns via Twitter? Read more »