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Window of Opportunity

When Board examinations are due in Bihar, parents tighten their belts, pull up their socks and transform overnight into expert rock climbers.

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If you are cheating on your missus it is because of global warming


Global is blamed for many, many things…there is even a long list of them…now it is being blamed for people cheating on their spouses…I’m not kidding, it has.

If you’re married in Miami, you might want to get out of town this summer. No, not to avoid the hurricanes — to avoid a nasty divorce.

A new report blames global warming for rising rates of infidelity, especially bad news for couples in Miami, where rising tides and raging hurricanes remind us all how much extracurricular sex we could be having on a daily basis.  Read more »

Women are nosier than men – they paid money for this?

It continues to amaze me (it shouldn’t, but it does) that people are happy to spend hard earned cash on “surveys” to find out stuff we already know.  Michael Forbes reports on one:

Husbands and boyfriends, beware. Kiwi women are twice as likely as men to go snooping through their partners’ mobile phones without permission.

A survey of 2144 mobile phone users by market researcher Canstar Blue found 13 per cent had secretly looked through their partners’ phones. Women were twice as likely as men to do this.

People aged 18 to 29 were the main offenders, with 26 per cent of them admitting to having had a sneaky peek. Those aged 30 to 44 were not far behind, on 20 per cent.

Those aged 45 and older were the most trusting age group. Only 5 per cent of them said they had snooped on their spouses.

That was no surprise to private investigator Julia Hartley Moore, who said mobile phones were the first thing people checked if they suspected their partners were cheating.

Smartphones are more than text messages and call logs these days.  Unauthorised access is probably the most severe invasion of privacy that any private citizen has been able to enact on another in history.
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Cheating in space.


Spouse cheated? Don’t go back to work, do this:

Brown desperate as he drags daughters into spotlight to fight battles for him

This  outrageous…Len Brown went on TV, demanded privacy and respect for his family….and now he has thrust them into the game by issuing a press release that could only have been crafted by his council paid spin weasels.

What a shameless disgusting man….he has thrust them very much into the game of politics and his dreadful House of Cards.

The press release is all about his work and the mayoralty.  Nothing about being a shit husband and absent father, not to mention being a lying, cheating ratbag to his family.

He demands respect for his family then disrespects them by allowing this.   Read more »

Will the Oracle Team USA fallout turn to legal action?

A reader points us to some more interesting background information

Hi Cam,

This article explains what Oracle did to their boat.

I also hear (from a friend who is in Oracle) that Core Boat builders who made the boats shipped their hydro dynamic testing gear and bake ovens to San Fran on the day of the third race. So when they said to media they didn’t make any parts here to ship up that’s true. Larry hired a jumbo jet and packed their kit up to San Fran, where they took the second boat to the ex naval base dry dock up the harbour and used it to test foils and make fittings to fit this device described in this article.

So it appears there is a grey area that Oracle exploited but which now looks like could open them up to a legal challenge as to its legality…


From TVNZOndemand‘s Facebook  comments:


1. It is well recognised that Oracle was having serious foiling stability difficulties at the outset of the regatta and that their performance could not match that of ETNZ.   Read more »


Cheating at work?

The NZ Herald has an article about cheating.

“A Colmar Brunton survey has revealed that 81 per cent of adults admitted cheating of some kind – including 36 per cent cheating in their relationship and 22 per cent at work.”

I’m not sure how you cheat “at work”. It isn’t explained in the article.  Read more »

Drug Cheat

Lance Armstrong is a serial drug cheat. Evidence of his cheating is now a veritable avalanche:

[T]he evidence revealed “conclusive and undeniable proof that brings to the light of day for the first time this systemic, sustained and highly professionalized team-run doping conspiracy.”

The evidence against Armstrong features financial payments, e-mails, scientific analyses and laboratory test results that show Armstrong doped and was the kingpin of the doping conspiracy, the agency said. Several years of Armstrong’s blood values showed evidence of doping, the report said.

“It’s shocking, it’s disappointing,” said Travis Tygart, chief executive of the antidoping agency. “But we did our job.”

Worse it was a state funded team-run doping conspiracy.

While the criminal investigation is no more, an inquiry by the Department of Justice is continuing, sparked by Landis’s filing a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging that Armstrong and the team management defrauded the government by using taxpayer dollars to finance the squad’s doping program.

He claimed that Armstrong and the team management were aware of the widespread doping on the team when the squad’s contract with the Postal Service clearly stated that any doping would constitute default of their agreement, said two people with knowledge of the case. Those people did not want their names published because the case is still under seal.

Landis filed the lawsuit under the False Claims Act, the people with knowledge of the matter said, and those suits give citizens the right and financial incentive to bring lawsuits on the government’s behalf.

If the government decides to join the lawsuit and recovers any money because of it, Landis will be eligible to receive a percentage of the money.

It is thought that Landis could scalp back around 30%.

Good, but he should never have had to apologise

Eric Young has gotten off the hook for sledging out the Beast of Belarus:

Award-winning journalist Eric Young has satisfied his bosses with an apology on Twitter for an expletive-laden tweet calling for an Olympics drug cheat to hand over her shot put gold medal.

Bosses at Sky News Australia, who employ Young as a broadcaster on Prime TV, said there was no further discipline for his angry comments on the social networking site last month.

The veteran reporter has not tweeted since August 14 when he caused a stir with his comments directed at Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who was stripped of her gold medal and the prize awarded to Kiwi Valerie Adams.

His tweet that attracted criticism called Ostapchuk a “f***ing cheating cow” and told her to “hand it [the gold medal] over you b****”.

“Sky News views these matters very seriously. Senior management has spoken with Eric and the matter is now closed,” director of news and programs Ian Ferguson said today.

Young declined to comment when contacted by APNZ.