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Colin Craig should dump Matthew Hooton for this guy

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Secret footage of David Cunliffe mauling John Key

I truly have no shame. ¬†But enjoy…

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Daily Roundup

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Only only children are to get the most out of life.  David Cunliffe on-message again.

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Paddy Gower on how Dotcom is driving Winston into Key’s arms

Sorry for the mental image there.

Kim Dotcom has done John Key a big favour.

He has pushed Winston Peters into Key’s arms and made it highly unlikely that the NZ First leader would choose the Labour-Greens over National if he held the balance of power.

Key’s dalliance with Conservative Party leader Colin Craig was all about having some insurance against a Labour-Green-NZ First Government.

One of Key’s big worries was that Peters would go with the Labour/Green side in some form. But the arrival and ongoing rise of the Internet-Mana party has changed all that.

On current polling numbers, a Labour-led Government would need the Greens, NZ First and Internet-Mana to get anywhere close.

And David Cunliffe has repeatedly and pointedly refused to rule out working with Internet-Mana to form a Government.

Despite his previous antipathy towards the Greens, I think Peters is now close enough to them on central economic issues to work with them in Government.

To be fair, Winston has never really considered going left. ¬†He may be able to work with the Labour Party, but there is no way in hell he’s sit at a cabinet table with the Greens. ¬†Imagine Winston having to deal directly with the likes of man hater Jan Logie, 3D Toy Boy¬†Gareth¬†¬†or … Russel Norman? ¬† Never, ever.

However, one could still imagine him holding his nose the the price was high enough.

Not so if Internet-Mana is involved too. Paddy continues

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Propaganda 101

Before I start my series of posts to help you recognise, understand and analyse  propaganda I will add this disclaimer.

I am an ex High School History and English teacher. I am very motivated to learn from the lessons of history because otherwise I feel that we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes. I have a special interest in how propaganda was successfully used by Hitler to demonise the Jews and when I see the same techniques being employed now I feel honour bound to point it out. That is my motivation and that is my bias.

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They took his teacher registration away, but still we may not know his name

Another day, another scumbag teacher gets the protection of name suppression.

A teacher who physically abused his students and told them they were ugly and dumb has been censured and had his teacher’s registration cancelled by the New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal.

In a decision released over the weekend the defendant admitted the charges of serious misconduct and agreed to the consequences which also included paying a 50 per cent contribution towards the investigation and prosecution costs.

The man, whose name and the name of the school he taught at is suppressed, was a provisionally registered assistant teacher who taught a year nine science class.

Between 2011 and 2012 he admitted physically assaulting several students by kicking, punching, holding them down on the ground and grabbing them by the scruff of the neck or throwing books and rulers at them.

…and he lost his registration in 2014. ¬†That’s way.. too.. slow. ¬†No wonder bad teachers get to maraud along for so long. ¬†The process of complaint through to investigation, stand-down and censure should be very much tighter. ¬† Read more »

First heterochromia, now erotomania

A fair proportion of readers really got upset when I posted a light hearted post about Colin Craig’s eyes, so I hope they’ll be OK now if I post about someone having¬†erotomania.

The country’s most prolific stalker will remain in custody after allegations of six breaches of his release conditions in just 12 days.

Glenn Green, who uses several aliases, was released from prison last month after completing a 30-month sentence for criminal harassment but the Parole Board conceded he was still a danger to the public.

It imposed 17 restrictive conditions upon his release and after less than two weeks of freedom Green was back behind bars.

He appeared in Manukau District Court on June 16 on six charges of breaching those conditions and was declined bail by Judge Gerard Winter.

Oh man… that’s not the sort of person you would like to be interested in you… romantically. ¬† Read more »

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Phil Twyford: The Leaker of Lies

Phil Twyford's imaginary 2nd harbour crossing

Phil Twyford’s imaginary 2nd harbour crossing

It will be even harder to take anything lightweight Phil Twyford says seriously after his ‘leaked’ revelations last week have turned out to be made up:

Prime Minister John Key has shot down Labour’s prediction that he’s going to announce the Government favours a tunnel for Auckland’s second harbour crossing.

Labour’s Auckland issues spokesman, Phil Twyford, said on Friday he had been given leaked information about the Government’s decision.

Mr Key would announce this week a road-only tunnel under the harbour, Mr Twyford said.
The Government has committed to a $5 billion second harbour crossing and has been considering rail, tunnel and road bridge options.

Labour suspects a tunnel has been chosen as an election sweetener for the city that has a third of the country’s voters.

“It was nice of them to talk about our policies but no, there’s no announcement coming up,” Mr Key told reporters.

It’s not a leak when it is a lie Phil. ¬†At that stage it’s called flying a kite.

Or, if you didn’t make it up, your source is rubbish.

Either way, try to do better than your leader, and actually say something that’s remotely factual.

 

- NZN, via 3 News