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Total fail.

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and you’d think the party visionary would pull a bigger crowd than this;

Do you think these muppets are starting to get the picture that starting a political party and successfully operating it is a little more difficult than tweeting a few followers and sycophantically dancing along behind the Pied Piper of Idiots?

Time for Kim Dotcom to put up or shut up about his secret deal with an MP

Andrew Geddis notes on Lynn Prentice’s lap-blog:

The disappointing conclusion to this thought experiment is that if Kim Dotcom does have a current MP lined up to front his campaign …

Why on earth would anyone think he actually does have this? The options are:

(1) There’s some MP with an electorate seat in the House prepared to throw away that security to head up a political vehicle with no hope whatsoever of success, dependent on the financial good graces (and thus under the thumb) of a guy who faces an almost certain forced trip to the US to face a lengthy criminal process; or,

(2) Dotcom has made the whole thing up (or, at least, turned general interest in what he proposes doing into a firm commitment to join him) in order to create a media splash, make people talk about him and lend credibility to the future fortunes of a political project that sorely lacks any.

From what we know of Dotcom and how he operates, I repeat … why on earth would anyone think (1) is more likely than (2)?  Read more »

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Ratbag quake fraudster exports the cash

One may think the judge might have had the wool pulled over his eyes. The cash is with my Uncle back in India which is a Tui moment in itself, how about the judge locks her up until the “Uncle” returns it all.

Money from a Christchurch woman’s four false EQC claims, totalling $37,487, has passed out of reach to her family in India.

The Mairehau woman, 35-year-old Poulomi Chaterjee, has been ordered to pay $15,000 of the money back over the next five years in reparations, as part of her Christchurch District Court sentencing.

Most of the money went into the bank account of her uncle, who may be approached about having a “moral responsibility” to make some repayment.

In the meantime, Chaterjee is the only person who has been prosecuted and as a university student she will struggle to pay.

If EQC wants the rest of the money, it may have to take civil action.  Read more »

Cunliffe being tricky about his CV again

Back in September when his CV troubles started David Cunliffe said this:

“To my knowledge, no CV that I’ve put out has claimed that I hold an MBA [Masters of Business Administration] from Harvard Business School. I’ve always said I hold an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, sometimes called the John F Kennedy School.”

A biography posted on the Labour party website until recently said: “He was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, where he graduated with a Master of Public Administration.”

Then on Q+A on Sunday morning he said this:

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Missing an important name

The Sunday Star-Times has an article about CV fraud.

But they are missing an important name from their list of dodgy ratbags who cheated and enhanced their CVs.

An Auckland private investigator claims 80 per cent of CVs his firm is called in to check turn out to be false in some way.

Graham Aylett of Aylett Investigations cited the example of an applicant for a top job at an international hotel chain who claimed he had worked at a hotel in another country. Trouble was, the applicant had never actually been to that country.

Other private investigators and recruiters say while CV fraud is widespread, the number of CVs that prove to be either misleading or outright incorrect is more in the range of 15 to 20 per cent. They say private investigators often get called in once a company already has suspicions over a candidate.

It’s a problem that has been around for many years, both locally and overseas, and it reared its ugly head again last month when it was revealed Michael Vukcevic falsely claimed to have a law degree from Victoria University when he applied for the top job at multinational law and patent firm Baldwins.

CV fraud is actual fraud as it usually involves a better job than that which they are qualified for, or unqualified as these cases show.  Read more »

Who knew? Climate Change causes increased crime

This was published on Stuff. Apparently climate change will cause increased crime…who knew? There is a list of things caused by climate change…now crime can be added to it.

Someone somewhere funds this crap.

A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures – on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis – are likely to produce more crime.

The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, suggests global warming will trigger more US crimes including murders and rapes over the next century, with social costs estimated to run as high as US$115 billion.

Between 2010 and 2099, climate change can be expected to cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft, the study published this week in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management says.  Read more »

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Dotcom the Debtor: Get paid or Get Even

Dotcom sweating over unpaid bills?

Dotcom sweating over unpaid bills?

In earlier posts I covered Kim Dotcom’s mounting unpaid debts.

In recent days since we started peeling back some layers of the murk surrounding Kim Dotcom a number of former contractors and service suppliers to Kim Dotcom have contacted us regarding their non-payment of bills.

There are more than just a few disgruntled people from initial investigations.

Stories vary too of payment arrangements but the end result is the same, these hard-working Kiwis and their businesses are out-of-pocket big time. Dudded by the big man.

Given the publicity surround Kim Dotcom and the long line of unpaid Kiwi contractors a person has made contact willing to buy Dotcom’s debts on terms to be negotiated directly between you and them.  Read more »

Is obesity a qualifier for disabled parking? Perhaps Billy Big Steps thinks so?

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Photo via the facebook page You’ve got my Car Park, want my Disability too?

 

Convicted fraudster, gamer and hobby politician Kim “Billy Big Steps” Dotcom as spotted on TV3 recently.  Of course there no shortage of apologists and have been claims he wasn’t the one driving, he was only being dropped off and his driver found another park, he has a legitimate permit because of a head injury when he was 16 and “you people are just picking on him because he’s fat”, and even some blaming TV3. Well yes he is just a tickle on the tubby side but more to the point, would that be a legitimate reason for a disabled parking permit if he indeed had one? Or does his driver need some driving lessons?  Read more »

Next time someone mentions “Cleantech” show them this video

60 Minutes in the US aired this story on January 5 about failed “cleantech” companies and their fast burn of taxpayer cash.

About a decade ago, the smart people who funded the Internet turned their attention to the energy sector, rallying tech engineers to invent ways to get us off fossil fuels, devise powerful solar panels, clean cars, and futuristic batteries. The idea got a catchy name: “Cleantech.”

Silicon Valley got Washington excited about it. President Bush was an early supporter, but the federal purse strings truly loosened under President Obama.  Hoping to create innovation and jobs, he committed north of a $100 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks to Cleantech.  But instead of breakthroughs, the sector suffered a string of expensive tax-funded flops. Suddenly Cleantech was a dirty word.

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