Stupid is as Stupid does, Ctd

I had a school teacher once who did this…one week he had a moustache, next week all gone. Stupid people must learn harsh lessons, the stupider they are the harsher the lessons must be:

A man suffered serious burns when petrol he poured into a lawnmower was set alight by his cigarette – and safety experts say he’s not alone.

The Tauranga 29-year-old set fire to himself and his house when he tried to fill his mower with petrol on Thursday while smoking a cigarette.

Neighbours dashed to his aid when they saw him running screaming from his Alverstoke Rd house in Parkvale about 3.20pm.

The Housing NZ house was significantly damaged. A woman at the property was also injured.

The man was yesterday recovering in Waikato Hospital with serious burns to his legs and superficial burns to his face and arms.

Greerton Fire Service station officer Peter Clark, who attended the blaze, said the accident was not the first time someone had been burned after being foolish with flammable liquids.

“People do some stupid things. We’ve seen it before and it won’t be the last time it happens.”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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