Pedobear

Has Trev taken time out of his hectic schedule to help Shell and Nestle?

ᔥ Sydney Morning Herald

Both Shell and Nestle have succumbed to Trevor Mallard sized social media disasters. One wonders how he finds the time for all this consulting what with transporting himself between parliament, Wainuiomata and now Invercargill.

Shell’s brand has been hijacked in what marketing experts say is a “social media oil spill” and a “coordinated online assassination of the Shell brand”.

Shell now have the equivalent of a social media oil spill on their hands but one they have no control of.

It’s a fake PR disaster that has snowballed into a very real one for Shell as web users are under the impression that it is an official company campaign.

Nestle’s disaster is much worse as it is self-inflicted:

Nestle has been forced to take down an image from its Kit Kat Facebook fan page, after it emerged that it was similar to an icon used to ward off paedophiles.

The picture of the nut brown-coloured bear was used briefly to promote Kit Kat Bars on the Facebook page of the Nestle-owned chocolate bar. The company said it had no idea that the image matched that of “Pedobear” – considered visual shorthand on the internet for sites posting material with inappropriate overtones towards minors.

“Drum roll please … Kit Kat is on Instagram,” the company wrote above an Instagram photo of the brown bear at a drum set yesterday, with two Kit Kat chocolate bars in its paws in the place of drumsticks.

Nestle Australia & New Zealand confirmed that it had produced the image but denied any knowledge of the paedophile-linked Pedobear.

“We produced this photo – of a real guy in a bear suit – to launch Instagram through our Facebook community,” a spokeswoman for the company said. “The picture is not Pedobear.”

“We had never heard of Pedobear,” she said. “But when the possibility of its similarity to the so-called ‘Pedobear’ was raised with us, we immediately removed it.”

The so-called “mascot of paedophilia” has become an internet meme and shorthand for ‘Stop being creepy about kids.’

Oh dear its Pedobear in the wild in Wellington

@robyngallagher spotted this sticker on a van at the corner of Courtenay Place and Taranaki St in Wellington (just by an old toilet).

Pedobear in Wellington

Apparently it is a joke…not really a funny one though.

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Typical Lawyer Response

Oh just typical, a lawyer…who didn’t declare his conflict of interest, yes he was a lawyer acting for one of the those who shall not be named, says tougher penalties will work on stopping people breaking name suppression orders.

Philip Morgan QC from the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee says the fines currently applicable aren’t big enough – and the Crown should have charged him with more serious offences.

The answer is more open-ness in our court system not tougher penalties. What a dick. Stick letters after their name, they think they are all important.

Philip Morgan QC supports tougher penalties for those seeking the naming and shaming of pedophiles and the continued hiding of pedophiles. Philip Morgan QC is now a Pedobear Approved lawyer. He will be a good mate of Simon “FIGJAM” Power’s for sure.

Pedobear Power stuffs up again

Every time Simon Pedobear Power opens his gob it is usually to say something stupid. He really should have stuck to second-rate conveyancing in a small town.

So Pedobear is moving to tighten rules based on one case of a New Zealand company that was allegedly dealing arms with North Korea.

“This year Auckland-registered SP Trading Ltd was used to charter a Georgian plane to fly 35 tonnes of North Korean explosives and anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. The arms were seized in Bangkok airport”

Problem for Pedobear is that the director in this case was a New Zealand resident and she worked for a company with a New Zealand address.  Cactus Kate posted on this at the time. Clearly Pedobear needs to read more widely than his own staff manufactured press releases.

Lu Zhang, we know Pedobear, she has a Chinese name, but she (like May Wang) IS a New Zealand resident.

Lu Zhang, 28, is accused of 75 offences of making false statements in company registration forms after she declared her office address was her residence in 75 companies she registered.

Zhang, like thousands of New Zealanders has incorrect address details at the Companies Office.  That was ALL she was charged with. An offence that plenty of New Zealanders are guilty of as they don’t wish to pay their greedy lawyer or accountant to make the change at the Companies Office every time they move home. In fact this is almost what former Attorney General David Parker fell foul of, incorrect documentation.

Pedobear wants to change the law that actually would not have prevented the case he is using as a poster child for the necessity to change the law.  Zhang is Chinese, chances are she slept under her desk at work anyhow and thus her office address is her home.

Zhang used to work at Burger King according to media reports.  Perhaps Pedobear should change the law so people with Chinese sounding names who used to work at Burger King cannot qualify as company directors in New Zealand.  That ought to fix things.

Instead of grandstanding and pretending he is the great leader that National should have, he should stop proposing changes that won’t do anything just so he looks like he is doing something…instead of…..oh I don’t know protecting victims by enacting Megan’s law.

I’ll stop calling Simon Power Pedobear when he takes real action on protecting victims instead of mouthing platitudes and helping pedophiles stay anonymous.

Pedobear Power on Q+A

Pedobear Power on Q+A

I'll start listening to teachers on National Standards when they stop hiding criminals

I’m over the teachers unions, The Teachers Council and teachers in general. They are against National Standards for no other reason that it is the national party proposing it, they want huge pay increases because they were silent for Labour for nine years, and they through the Teachers Council and the registration board keep allowing dodgy teachers to hide their names and continue teaching.

On the front page of the Sunday Star Time today it is there in all its glory, the protection of criminal teachers by the Teachers Council.

THIS IS the story the Teachers Council did not want told. The search for the information on criminals teaching our children ultimately needed the intervention of the ombudsman. Journalist Catherine Woulfe – now based at Sunday magazine – sought the facts but the council declined, on the ground it was not in the public interest. Official Information Act requests were made asking for a range of information on teachers self-reporting a conviction since January 2008. The council again refused, primarily on the grounds it “would require substantial collation and research”. It also said it wanted $3277.12 to cover costs. The Sunday Star-Times went to the ombudsman, who reduced the charge to $760, which we paid. After a year of persistence, the council has finally provided the information.

And while they were obstructing the Sunday Star Times and trying to protect dodgy teachers they were issuing press releases and letters explaining just exactly how they want teachers to vote in a “survey” of the members.

Now don’t get me wrong here, not all crimes are equal and people can certainly make mistakes in their life that shouldn’t necessarily impact their career, but life is tough and sometimes you just have to cop it on the chin. Not if you are a teacher though. You get a free ride, especially if your crimes are against children.

In the past two years, 58 teachers have dobbed themselves in for being convicted of offences punishable by more than three months jail.

That is the threshhold [sic] which requires them to be investigated by the New Zealand Teachers Council.

Despite the admissions, those who retained or were granted teachers registration included ones convicted of:

* Indecent assault against a teenage girl.

* Assault with a blunt instrument and male assaults female.

* Possession of an objectionable publication but is awaiting sentence.

* Threatening to kill, and assault on a woman.

* Grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard.

And a district court judge has also ordered the teachers council to reconsider a primary teacher it banned after she verbally threatened children in class.

I can handle drink driving offences, and fraud, anyone can make mistakes like that once and get over it and still not affect their ability to teach, but I’m afraid that possession of objectionable material, indecent assault, assault, threatening to kill and GBH do not a teacher make.

I remembered a quote in the NZ Herald by Trevor Mallard about this issue regarding the Teachers Council.

Labour education spokesman Trevor Mallard said the council should be moving towards more openness with the public and parents.

“In the end the presumption should be towards openness, and naming is part of the punishment. If you do something that is that serious that you are suspended or struck off, then that should be a matter that is public.”

Education law expert Patrick Walsh said parents had “a right to know”.

And those comments were about the news that:

Five teachers disciplined for offences ranging from sex with students to watching porn in a classroom have had their identities protected as calls to “name and shame” grow.

The details of the ruling against the teachers were published by the Teachers’ Council this week. Two teachers disciplined for misconduct could be back teaching next year. The cases include:

A married male teacher struck off for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student for 18 months.

A male teacher struck off after being caught cruising a public toilet for sex;

A female teacher struck off after being caught claiming the DPB while working;

A female teacher suspended for a year for showing porn to a colleague in a class of 5-year-olds;

A female teacher warned for slapping and hitting 7-year-old students.

The rulings prompted fresh calls for an end to the secret nature of the Teachers’ Council.

I thought it would be timely to see what Mr Mallard had to say this time around and so I popped off an email and received a reply within about 15 minutes. His reply to my questions (and yes I checked if they could be on the record) leaves no room for doubt where he, a former teacher and Labour’s spokesperson on Education, stands on this issue of criminally convicted teachers remaining anonymously in the classroom.

I think that in some cases there is room for suppression. But I think there is a systemic breakdown between Police, the Teachers Council and Trustees/Principals.

I think there should be a system whereby each is obliged to inform the other and the Council keeps what might be described as an interim or grey list. That would mean problems couldn’t shift from school to school.

I wouldn’t rule out a teacher with a criminal conviction teaching but can’t think of a good reason for hiding it from parents.

One way of course of meeting that goal is to remove the automatic secrecy that applies in almost every case The Teachers Council deals with and remove also name suppression from our courts system in the case of the accused. Then there can be no doubt whatsoever as to who is teaching our children. By keeping secrets, name suppression and the Teachers Council create and perpetrate that there is something which must be hidden, so the presumption by parents, rightly, is that the crime must be bad. However the truth is that they aren’t. To my mind it matters not a bit that a teacher got caught with his hand in the till at the rugby club when he was secretary, or Mrs Art Teacher got pinged once for drink driving. It doesn’t affect their role as a teacher. But sex crimes and assault against children. No mercy, name and shame.

The Teacher's Council - Pedobear Seal of Approval

The Teacher's Council - Pedobear Seal of Approval

It is time we removed the keeping of secrets from our courts and from our classrooms. The sooner people accept that one of the consequences of breaking the law is getting named the sooner they will realise that they made a mistake.

Remember next time you hear teachers unions, The Teachers Council, The Principal’s Federation and the Auckland Primary Principals Association banging on against National Standards that they support the hiding of teachers details who are convicted of sex and violence crimes against children and that they want those same teachers to be teaching YOUR children.

I’ll start listening to all of them about national standards when they stop hiding criminals.

The PPTA, NZEI, The Teachers Council, The Principal’s Federation and the Auckland Primary Principals Association have all earned the Pedobear Seal of Approval for devious crim protecting behaviour.

Interesting Tour Operators

My nice little Google alert system sent me a notification that a name suppression had lapsed, with a link to a TV3 news article.

Interesting Tour Operator

Interesting Tour Operator

It looks like the Google cache is faster than the 3News repeaters and the Pedo-friendly approved Judge.

Poll shows Pedobear Power on the wrong side of another issue

The Herald has released the second part of their MMP poll. They have the headline:

MMP changes should come before 2014 election: poll

This is a clear message, especially when it is 56%-18% against waiting until 2014 for a second referendum.

Pedobear is Maaaad!

Pedobear is Maaaad!

Sources inside the beehive and in parliament tell the Whale that the only barrier to a referendum being moved forward is the minister responsible, Simon “Pedobear” Power. Everyone else is well aware of the disaster of having two elections in a row dominated by electoral reform, especially when the race is likely to be as tight in 2014 as it was 2005. Looks like we have to give Pedobear an angry Pedobear sticker.

There are two big arguments against an out of cycle referendum on electoral reform. The first is cost of the referendum. This is bullshit. We can fund the referendum by cutting back to 100 MPs, and pay it off in about three years by having fewer troughers, especially scum list MPs. You can see some lobby group running this line and winning massive public support.

The second argument is that we wont have the turn out if the referendum is out of cycle. So what? It is democracy in action. Turnout in the United States runs at not much over 50% in a good year, and in the mid thirties in the mid term elections, and that doesn’t seem to affect America’s democracy.

If cost and turnout is so much of a worry, why not run the second referendum at the time of the 2013 local government elections? It might help lift the turnout at council elections too.

And Pedobear, shouldn’t you start thinking about doing things that people want, rather than opposing them? After all, to lead you have to be popular, and that is a knack you don’t seem to have.

Remove the Burqa from our Justice System

I blogged on this case just the other day. Now the victim has spoken out. If I was her I’d just name the creep, it’d be a brave judge to direct the jury to find her guilty of breaching name suppression when she is the victim.

A Wairarapa teenager, who wanted her stepfather named after he filmed her from a peephole as she showered, says a judge’s decision to grant the man permanent name suppression is not justice.
”I wanted everyone in the community to know what he did and what he’s capable of doing,” the girl told the Times-Age.

The self-employed man, 47, was granted final suppression at the Masterton District Court on Thursday by Judge Bruce Davidson, who said identifying him would be ”wrong”, would identify the victim and would only satisfy ”the prurient interests of the media”.

The stepfather was also sentenced to pay the girl $2000 in emotional harm reparation and $1500 in court costs.

”He pretty much got let off with a slap on the wrist,” she said. ”It changed my whole life in many ways. I find it hard to trust males, it’s affected my confidence and my health, I now suffer depression, I’ve lost weight. I have lots of stress-related symptoms and anxiety attacks,” she said.

In 2006, the man waited in a cupboard for the girl, then 13, and filmed her through a peephole for nearly 20 minutes.

”For somebody who has done what he has done, and has not been told that he cannot be around any young girls by himself is appalling,” she said.

The man admitted to police he had planned the filming and said he had ”always enjoyed a good relationship with the victim and that when she had begun to physically mature he found himself attracted to her”.
The stepfather had begun a relationship with the girl’s mother in the late 1990s.

Nice guy, leers after his step-daughter, invades her privacy and then gets a judge to hide his name under the burqa of name suppression. It is a travesty that Judge Bruce Davidson ignored a victims request, it is a travesty that he thinks he should be in a position to protect sex offender from the full consequences of his actions and it is a travesty that we have a burqa in place over our justice system that protects criminals and allows victims to be be victimised all over again.

Judge Bruce Davidson - Pedobear Approved

Judge Bruce Davidson - Pedobear Approved

Yet Simon “Pedobear” Power has done nothing on this issue other than sit on a report from another judicial meddler, Geoffrey Palmer that ignores the will of the people.

In just 15 days I get to test this stupid law, including how their can be name suppression, ostensibly to protect the victim, and at the end of a trial process there be no victim who then needs protection and still the name suppression remains in place.

Meanwhile this blog awards Judge Bruce Davidson the Pedobear Seal of Approval for protecting sex offenders instead of victims.

Simon Power professes through his mouthpiece churnalist Colin “Pedobear” James that he wants the justice system to be for the people and by the people, then how about he gets off his chuff and does something about it, instead of clamping down on a non-problem in South Auckland.

If Simon Power won’t do it then let’s have us a Justice Minister who is a wee bit more qualified than some two bit conveyancing lawyer from a small country town in the job. I tell you what, i am seriously thinking of running a “Pedobear Endorsed” campaign in Rangitikei next election to sticker up all of Simon’s signs. I have the inclination, just need a donor for the stickers.

Pedobear Power and his tame churnalist

Simon Power - Pedobear Justice MinisterI used to have some respect for Colin James. Now I have nothing but contempt for the sad little man. The reason is because Google has revealed an uncanny coincidence that Colin James seems to run stories for and on behalf of Simon “Pedobear” Power.

In fact the articles are sick inducing and provide proof positive that Pedobear Power, the friendly politician of pedophiles and criminals should not only and in his man card but also his National party credentials. The man is a bleeding heart pinko sooky liberal and a disgrace that he ever got selected as a National party candidate in the first place.

Back in February, Colin James wrote a puff piece on Pedobear Power and how he is the savour of our justice system. It is buckets full of vomit bad.

In the end laws get changed because politicians in parties change them (judges have a hand, too, at times). The best citizens can expect is that politicians respond.

Hence Power’s interest in what he calls the legal system, which he thinks is too much the legal priesthood’s preserve.

Citizens can directly influence the administration of the law only by becoming part of that priesthood themselves. Some are dragooned on to a jury where judges and lawyers belittle them by deciding what evidence they can hear and what of the evidence they do hear they are allowed to take seriously.

That legal system is not for ordinary folk.

Power, a lawyer by training but with a leavening of academic politics, has set out to make some changes. (Though not for the belittled juries.)

He has pushed victims’ rights on to courts’ agendas, marginalised when criminal law muscled into tort law, and procedural changes to the way sexual violence cases are treated in court. The aim is better justice — or just some justice. The law and justice do not always coincide.

Yes Simon “Pedobear” Power’s solution for victim’s rights is actually protecting the rights of pedophiles and criminals from real justice. He doesn’t care about victims int eh traditional sense, he cares about ‘victims‘ that are actually criminals ‘let down by society’. And he cares for the pockets of his lawyer mates.

His office has also been sitting on the report from the Law Commission about name Suppression with nary a peep out of him despite the report being written by fellow judicial, liberal, pinko, meddler Geoffrey Palmer. Instead of following what the public wants Palmer and Pedobear claim that the solution to the name suppression issue is tougher penalties for people breaking name suppression. Reality would actually beg to differ. The problem with name suppression is that liberal judges and lawyers like Palmer and Pedobear ignore the wishes of real victims and continue to hide pedo teachers, lawyers, sports stars and the like from actually facing up to their despicable crimes.

They prefer the burqa of justice, name suppression, to veil the ugly, heinous criminals when publicity and vitriol should instead be used. Today is no different. Colin James has again enabled the Pedobear and today’s Dompost article (not online) is even more sick inducing.

Ready your sick bags.

SIMON POWER wants to reclaim the justice system for the people. He has made a start. He reckons it will take him another two to three years. He will outline his next steps in a speech to the law profession and academics at Otago University this month (planned for Wednesday but postponed because the funeral of Lieutenant Tim O’Donnell, a constituent, is that day). The law industry is unlikely to rush to congratulate him.

The Government is known more for its law-and-order hard line. Last month Corrections Minister Judith Collins celebrated the economic value of the new South Auckland prison: $1.2 billion over 30 years. Social and human defeat is trumpeted as economic victory. And just in time: the construction sector is in a parlous state.

Oh the old Judith bad, Pedobear good lines. Simon Power must have been taking a shellacking in caucus and cabinet recently, so much so that he has resorted to little whispering campaigns and pet churnalists writing puff pieces. Pedobear Power is a legend in his own mind and those of his captured and sycophantic staff who have so far spectacularly failed to deliver anything and had to leave it to the only minister who has achieved real successes to deliver in his portfolio. Pedobear is too busy protecting pedophiles and criminals to implement real law changes, instead he focusing on denying accessible legal support to the poor and broken of South Auckland in order to protect the revenue streams of the high street lawyers who like to think they know best.

The Justice Wilson email saga shows clearly just how out to lunch most of these liberal elite are. It is no surprise then for me to see that in amongst those email conversations is a link to my own cases before the courts on page 22. Does this saga and the revelations that our legal fraternity are in reality a cosy little club and the fact that I named one of the members of this little club mean that my case and Pedobear’s reluctance to address the name suppression issue show there is some sort of nudge-nudge-wink-wink carry-on involved. That could be just craziness on my part, but the dots have been joining for some time. Right enough with the conspiracy theories, and back to Simon Power Colin James’ article about our heroic but little understood justice minister (I used little letters on purpose, he doesn’t deserve capitals).

Mr Power has gone along but, as a liberal, he has a stronger interest in reform than repression. He wants courts to be more expeditious and more solicitous of victims and witnesses. He has perturbed and angered practitioners whose reverence for tradition and precedence favours incremental change as a cornerstone. Critics – uncommonly articulate, given their trade – point to 40-year-old Mr Power’s youth and mere five years in legal practice.

Actually, youth and legal training have emboldened him. Non-lawyer justice ministers can be bamboozled by the trade.

That couple of paragraphs was actually Colin James fellating Simon Power. Pedobear Power is just bamboozled and enjoying watching Colin James clean muck out of his beard.

His focus is now on three areas. One is more flexible processes, including an inquisitorial approach, to complement the greater flexibility courts have allowed in dealing with young offenders and in family cases. Mr Power wants that flexibility applied to other “stakeholders”, such as victims and witnesses (often forced to relive nasty experiences by heavy-hitting defence lawyers) and jurors.

This is all well and good, but now add in the debacle the Wilson case and resulting emails have shown our Justice system to be and now Simon Power’s youthful enthusiasm for reforming the courts down liberal lines just looks like a disaster of his own making. Anyone who uses the word “stake-holders” needs fifty lashes on the pee-pee with a wet shoelace anyhow, just to teach them. The real stake-holders (to use civil servant speak) are the public of New Zealand who have been let down for fifty years by wet, sopping, pinko liberals like Simon Power. If fifty years of cuddling criminals hasn’t shown us that it doesn’t work then perhaps a few weeks in a cell with some of these ‘mis-understood individuals’ might make Pedobear understand a bit better.

Mr Power is not just liberal. He is also a family man, with two young children. When he talks of the courts belonging to the people, children are very much part of his people. This is a young man talking. Venerable judges take note.

Colin James - Pedobear Seal of Approval

Colin James - Pedobear Seal of Approval

This makes it even more perplexing, that as a father, he refuses to enact a NZ version of Megan’s law or Sarah’s law, instead preferring the lines and excuses of the liberals. If children are very much part of his people then why not action on naming and shaming pedos? Why not action on removing the burqa of name suppression from our justice system and why not action putting criminals in jail for a long time so that they can’t hurt children anymore?

I’ll tell you why not, because Simon Power is all pin-stripes and bullshit, he wakes every morning and stands in front of the mirror and says to himself “F*ck I’m Good, Just Ask Me”.

Colin James can now also sport the pedobear stamp of approval after those sick inducing liberal cry pieces on behalf of a protector of pedophiles.

Thoughts on the referen-dumb

NZ Herald MMP poll

Scum List MPs destroying MMP

This man has tits for hands

Simon “Pedobear” Power, and his liberal elite outlook on life seems to be doing his level best to screw up the National government. He protects pedophiles and criminals rather than preventing them from committing crimes. He black balls National activists and donors from government appointments. He thinks he is going to be National Leader and PM yet he would probably be too lefty on crime for the Labour Party. He is a legend in his own mind, he’s good,  just ask him.

What really pisses me off is his complete unwillingness to listen to reason. The bloke doesn’t listen to anyone (except maybe Colin James), just backs his on warped world view.  As the minister responsible for the referendum on MMP, he should be taking some decisive steps, but he appears to be sitting firmly on his large expanding arse thinking of how Teddy Kennedy would be proud of him.

It is completely obvious to anyone with half a brain that having a referendum on MMP in 2011 and then again in 2014 is a total travesty. It just prolongs the misery and gives troughers like Winston hope. It stops us from cutting the number of MPs to 100, meaning we don’t get the cost savings from fewer MPs.

It seems to have completely escaped Pedobear Power that the public hate MMP because of scum list MPs. Yet that is the system he supports and hence his intransigence on the MMP referendum.

What will also happen is a bunch of unwashed, unpleasant lefties will get all uptight about diversity, and go on about how we need to preserve MMP. So we end up with two elections in a row dominated by the electoral issue, instead of doing the sensible thing and having a referendum in 2012 or 2013 so parties can get their message out, rather than have the election dominated by this kind of thing.

In the United States if a party wants to increase the turnout or change an election they run a referendum on topics that suit their side. Democrats like marijuana. Republicans, Gay Marriage. Each side gets a boost by having issues on the ballot paper.

So what does Pedobear Power do? Tries to get two elections in a row dominated by a lefty idea, meaning the motivated left turn out in big numbers, which can only be bad for National.

Well done Pedobear. You’ll get your Labour star yet.