Sunday General Debate

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  • Alloytoo

    I told you you apple maps were wrong.

  • Bob

    Another pethetically stupid ‘professor’ crying over some waster getting locked up on his second strike.

    21 years old and been offending since 2006, clearly is not getting the message so I’d say this is EXACTLY the type of person the legislation is for. Guess the academics won’t be happy until he kills someone.

    • Dumrse

      Absolutely + 1

    • williamabong

      About time we saw some value in our justice system, sadly itv won’t be a trend we will see continuing.
      Perhaps we should look at outsourcing our prisons to other countries, Thailand, Singapore, and Mainland China are three nations that don’t seem to have a repeat offender issue.

      • Ronnie Chow

        We certainly shouldn’t use the US prison system as a model…

        Across the entire sample of offenders released from New Zealand prisons in 2002/03, 49 percent were convicted of a new offence and were returned to prison at least once during the 48-months follow-up period.

        The national recidivism rate in the United States is 67.5 percent according to information from the Bureau of Justice Statistics

        Sweden’s national recidivism rate is 35 percent .
        According to a report from The Japan Times, Japan reached an all-time high recidivism rate in 2006, 38,8 percent.

        China’s rate of recidivism is among the lowest in the world. For many years, it has been around 6% to 8%.

        As of October 2006, the number of convicted prisoners in Thai correctional institutions who were imprisoned for the first time was 95,334 (86.02%) of all 110,827 convicted inmates. The number of offenders with multiple instances of imprisonment was 15,493 or about 13.98% of all convicted inmates.

        • williamabong

          So it’s a deal then China is the winner, perhaps it’s because they treat prisoners as the shit they are not as hotel guests, as we seem so adept at doing.
          The missing link here is crims don’t want to return to Chinese jails, that’s the point of difference.

    • Patrick

      Yes & the lefties are crying foul, it isn’t his fault yadda yadda yadda. Maybe 2.5 years in pokie without parole will help convince him that he shouldn’t take what doesn’t belong to him.

  • maninblack

    I am sick to death of the Greens and their loony ideas. Can the labour party please sort yourselfs out so the Greens go back to been a minor party. thanks!!

  • Yet another imaginary load of rubbish – “Workers Memorial Day” – a fantasy to remember those killed by the boss class capitalist exploiters.
    It really is pathetic and no wonder there are few trade union members anymore.

    • Patrick

      Another stage for the commies to grandstand on, the Unions couldn’t give a flying toss for the workers, only their subscriptions matter. If they did care they would be promoting further mechanisation of manual tasks especially the dangerous jobs.

      • Exactly Patrick, they would be all for getting rid of these sorts of occupations.

  • Phar Lap

    “Hey Clint” .the Green and Lie-bour parties have been accused of ” INEPTOCRACY”.are you bright enough to explain it. “No”, i think i will ask National voters they will certainly know,how or why our parties survive. A system of Government where the least capable to lead ,are elected,by the least capable of producing,and where the members of society,least likely to sustain themselves, or succeed,are rewarded with the goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth, of a diminishing number of producers. Voters reply.Clint tell that wee ignoramus,that is where the good ship NZ is headed for anytime soon, if your lot gets the treasury benches,its bad enough now.

    • johnbronkhorst

      nIce….It reads in the style of Marx, did you rewrite Das Capital?
      Sarcasm is great!!!

  • johnbronkhorst

    Seaside parking……after global warming?

  • johnbronkhorst

    Q&A this morning….re constitutional debate.
    I believe a constitution is a very simple thing to write but a very complex thing to instigate and obey.
    There is only 1 right:-
    You, as a human being, have the RIGHT to live and do as you please!!!!
    However (there’s always a but):-
    There is also only 1 RESPONSIBILITY:
    While “doing as you please” YOU must NEVER encroach on someone else’s RIGHT. ie to DO AS THEY PLEASE!!!!

  • PlanetOrphan

    Great photo,

    “what’s the Magic word Son ?” … “You’re a Dumb arse Dad!”