David Cullen Bain

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QC7kkThe blog started Saturday by having a look at a number of Christchurch?people taking pictures up women’s skirts?at malls. ?And wouldn’t you know it? ?A teacher was arrested as well. ?Iain Lees-Galloway shows he is a slimy git by opening a Burger King and then refusing to take a bite, preferring to preach sensible food choices. ?Cam then called for nominations for Worst Political Journalist, and Barry Soper and John Campbell appeared hot favourites. ? Next we had a vote on Best Political Journalist, which Larry Williams took out with a massive 47% of the vote. ?Graham McCready withdrew?litigation?against John Banks because it made no sense to anyone – as in – they couldn’t understand what it said. ?Whale then claims a win on his Hekia Parata predictions and wonders why Key has let this train wreck happen. ?We raise our eyebrows about Nelson looking for a scooter riding bottom pincher and then watch a video of what happens to a pig at the bottom of the sea over 7 days. ?Next a post where Greens are fighting Greens over the Google solar plant. ?On the one side: solar energy. ?On the other? Turtles. ? Charles Krauthammer explains why gun control alone isn’t the solution to mass shootings. ? A MENSA spokesperson calls people with low IQs carrots and the BBC feels they have to apologise. ?There is a property for sale next to Kim Dotcom‘s place. ?Cam suggests the GCSB or the US should have bought it to set up spying operations. ? WOBH is calling for The Whale Army to send in their holiday snaps, in a new feature called Snapped! ?Cam takes a brief look at who will enter parliament if Tim Groser leaves for the WTO. ?To close the day, a?WhaleTech post looks at a the cull-de-sac that’s the QII roll-up keyboard. Read more »


David Cullen Bain should get nothing, the Herald survey is wrong

David Fisher has taken a break from repeating Kim Dotcon’s words verbatim or from regurgitating Ian Wishart’s latest conspiracy theory to write (did he really write it) about a survey/poll that shows that most Kiwis, apparently, support giving David Cullen Bain some taxpayer cash.

Well not me, not ever.

All that poll/survey shows is how susceptible people are to long term persistent pr campaigns like that run by Joe Karam.

You know the survey/poll is totally suspect by the constant qualifications in Fishers article.

A?Herald-DigiPoll summer survey found 74 per cent of those polled believe Mr Bain should be compensated if the judge who reviewed the case recommended that. (The survey was started on December 7, before Justice Ian Binnie’s recommendation of compensation became public.)


The poll of 500 people was done amid fallout from the review by Justice Binnie.

But what is it? A poll or a survey? The two are quite different. Clearly Fisher doesn’t know the difference. He is more intent on printing Charles Chauvel’s nasty little smears:

Labour justice spokesman Charles Chauvel said the “ad hoc” process had become “rotten”. He said Justice Binnie’s report was “perfectly adequate” and did not deserve “bile” from an “Auckland tax lawyer” like Ms Collins.

Right so someone who?she worked as a?lawyer, specialising in employment, property, commercial, tax law and active in legal associations, and was President of the?Auckland District Law Society?and Vice-President of the?New Zealand Law Society is an “Auckland tax lawyer”.

Using that logic I guess one could say Chauvel is a former editor of a little read legal bulletin and former lickspittle and lunch boy to proper lawyers engaged on important matters of law.