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Panty sniffers

Nathan_panty_sniffer

Panty sniffer number one has a thing for American government employees’ underwear. He just can’t get enough of it. The more he sniffs the more he is shocked that skid marks not only exist but in some cases are downright disgusting. He considers that he is doing the American public a service by revealing the details, ( the dirty, smelly details ). He rejects the title ‘Panty Sniffer’ which suggests that he is in some way perverted for having a fixation with other people’s underwear and that he is a criminal for rooting around in other peoples dirty laundry searching for stains and other unsavory marks.

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Face of the day

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Nicky Hager

Today’s face of the day is the author / journalist who used material stolen from a blogger/ journalist to write a book then was outraged when his ‘ journalistic ‘ privacy was ignored when the Police used a legally obtained warrant to search his home. They were looking for evidence of the identity of the Hacker that he did business with in order to illegally obtain a blogger/journalist’s private correspondence with confidential sources as well as his personal correspondence in order to sell a book and make money.

This is a guy with more cheek than a fat man’s bottom.

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New Zealand’s Top Investigative reporter?

David Fisher will be devastated to learn that according to this article Nicky Hager is New Zealand’s top investigative reporter.

Even worse he will be shocked to learn that our country is cracking down on the freedom of the Press ( yes really ).

Not only that, but our government is suppressing civil liberties as well, (shock, horror )

But wait there’s more…

Australia and New Zealand are not among the usual suspects when it comes to state suppression of civil liberties. But both countries, stung by Edward J. Snowden’s revelations last year about their intelligence-gathering efforts, have been cracking down on the press: Australia has passed sweeping secrecy laws, while police officers in New Zealand recently raided the home of a reporter who had published information regarding a government scandal.

There has been little international outcry, and Washington is hardly likely to be upset: The two countries harbor the only major intelligence gathering facilities for the National Security Agency in the Southern Hemisphere, and, along with Britain, Canada and the United States, are members of the intelligence-sharing arrangement known as the “Five Eyes.”

In New Zealand, the journalist targeted in the raid is the country’s top investigative reporter, Nicky Hager, who has been working with Mr. Snowden and the journalist Glenn Greenwald. Mr. Hager has “long been a pain in the establishment’s neck,” a former prime minister of New Zealand, David Lange, once said, admiringly.

Wow, a quote from a long dead guy. Couldn’t they find anyone among the living to say admiring things about him?

In 1996 Mr. Hager published his book “Secret Power,” which revealed the relationship between the N.S.A. and New Zealand. Mr. Lange said that he learned more about what the N.S.A. was doing in his country from reading Mr. Hager’s reporting than he did as prime minister.

Across the Tasman Sea, the Australian government recently amended the country’s national security laws so that journalists and whistle-blowers who publish details of “special intelligence operations” may be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

The measures are part of a groundswell of terrorism hysteria. September brought the largest counterterrorism raids in Australian history, in which some 800 state and federal police officers raided homes in several Sydney suburbs with large Muslim populations, acting on what officials said was an intercepted phone call about possible activity by allies of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

For all the forces deployed in the raids, only one person was arrested and charged with a terrorism-related crime; in a court appearance in mid-November, his lawyer said the telephone conversation had been mistranslated.

The press has added to the hysteria, spreading a story that Islamic State followers were plotting a public beheading in a square in downtown Sydney — a claim no public official has made, and a claim for which there is virtually no evidence.

A week after the raids, the ruling center-right Liberal Party proposed the national security amendments aimed at the press and leaks; the opposition Labor Party supported them, and the changes passed with little debate…

…In New Zealand, the fallout from Mr. Snowden’s leaks has been domestic. At a conference in Auckland in September, Mr. Snowden said, via a video hookup from Moscow, that the New Zealand government and the National Security Agency of the United States were engaged in vast domestic surveillance.

The country’s prime minister, John Key, vigorously denied the charges, but then backtracked after Mr. Snowden released supporting documents, saying that he “may well be right.” Mr. Key added, “I don’t run the N.S.A.”

It came as no surprise to many when, last month, five detectives and a computer engineer raided the home of Mr. Hager, the journalist who has been working with Mr. Snowden. Over a 10-hour period, they took computers, phones, papers, an iPod and a camera.

The raid may also have arisen out of Mr. Hager’s most recent book, “Dirty Politics,” in which he revealed that officials in the prime minister’s center-right National Party government had been supplying derogatory information about opposition politicians to a right-wing blogger. The justice minister was forced to resign.

May have arisen? He openly admitted to using hacked information that he actively went after. He admitted he talked the hacker into giving it to him. The raid ( that wasn’t a raid ) they had a warrant for goodness sake, was to look for evidence of the identity of the criminal hacker, but not a word of this is this so called investigative article. Oh no, lets frame it instead as suppression of the Press.

Whatever the motivation, the raid, like the Australian anti-whistle-blower laws and President Obama’s anti-leak investigations, is certain to have a chilling effect. Of course, such steps are always explained as a result of a careful balancing between national security and civil liberties. What is becoming increasingly clear is that political self-interest — which serves no one except the powers that be — is just as important a factor.

Raymond Bonner is a former New York Times reporter and the author, most recently, of “Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong.”

Still cheating and lying

el Jefe, Philip Field is still cheating and lying.

Taito Phillip Field has been rebuked by his trial judge for secretly writing notes on his hand to help him answer questions in the witness box.

The former Government minister was ordered to explain himself after the prosecutor noticed he was reading from notes on his palm during his bribery and corruption trial this week.

But it took repeated questioning to make Mr Field reveal the notes he had made.

Oh dear god, he just can’t stop can he?

Prosecutor David Johnstone was asking Field about his South Auckland properties during cross-examination on Thursday when he paused and asked the former MP to show his left hand to the judge and jury.

“Could you hold your left hand up like that [with the palm open] for the jury please, and show the jury and His Honour.”

Field held his hand up to the jury, but not with the palm fully exposed.

When Mr Johnstone told him he wasn’t doing what he had asked, Field opened his palm fully and showed the jury and Justice Rodney Hansen.

“You’ve written your own script on your left hand so you can lie to us when you’re giving evidence,” Mr Johnstone said.

Field then used the maradona “Hand of God” defence though his was somewhat more inept and always proe to failure.

Field: “No, not at all. I’ve written some things, some note to remind me of some facts in my own mind.”

Asked what they were, Field said they were dates in relation to payments he had made for various jobs and the cheques he had written.

When the judge asked him if the notes were written during the lunch break, Field said they were.

“Yeah, just to recall the years that I’d made various payments.”

Still waiting for his “It’s just my Samoan-ness defence to come out….can’t be too far away.Even after he was told off by the judge the farce continued.

When cross-examination resumed, Mr Johnstone asked him to read what was written on his hand.

Field replied: “They’re just payments that I’ve made in relation to Prangley Ave”.

But the prosecutor told him he wanted a literal answer, saying, “You understand what I mean – can you read it out.” He asked Field to read everything written on his hand.

The defendant began reading out a string of amounts, when Mr Johnstone said: “You’ve written the names of the people you say you’ve paid the amounts to.

Field: “No, not at all. It’s the date, the year.”

Mr Johnstone: “Come on, Mr Field. Can you not answer a straight question with a straight answer?”

The accused began reading amounts with the names of Thai immigrants next to them.

Nice guys these ex-Labour MPs. Can’t even lie straight.

El Jefe and KFC

We don’t hear much of El Jefe nowadays. The lone MP, shunned from his own party after facing a series of corruption charges, has watched the Winston Peters saga unfold with interest. No doubt part of him is outraged that Winston Peters has been given so much leeway from the Labour Party, and given the benefit of the doubt until the rule of law has carried its verdict, whereas Field was jettisoned before charges were laid. So much for due process.

Field was one of those old-style unionists that Chris Trotter is so nostalgic about. Field’s many years running the Service and Food Worker’s Union in Auckland taught him how to get things done working-class style. Not for them the niceties of debate. If a union member is wavering over whether to vote for you, then that person gets a visit from the local union thug until they are convinced of the more sound argument.

Field is credited by many in the Labour Party with bringing out the vote in South Auckland in 2005. The Service Worker’s Union and the EPMU rounded up union members and their families, picked them up in buses, fed them, and instructed them on how to vote on polling day. Often the instructions given to them were in Samoan. The instructions were to the effect: “If you don’t vote Labour, then National will win. If National wins, National will take away your working for families, cut your minimum wage, take away your job, when you have lost your job they will take away your benefit and throw you out of your state house, and then send you back to Samoa.”

It was vicious, dirty campaigning at the last minute, and preyed on the fears and insecurities of vulnerable South Auckland voters. It also worked. In droves, the Labour Party through its EPMU and SFWU proxies, shipped people in to vote.

Remember Len Richards? Yes, he’s the one who bashed a protester outside the Labour Party conference this year, because protesters wouldn’t listen to his wife, Labour Party activist Jill Ovens. Richards is also involved with the Mangere Labour Party, in no small way. He has taken over as the SFWU campaign coordinator. Before Field was ejected from the Labour Party, Richards was Field’s protege. Every standover tactic that Field used in his time at the SFWU has been passed on to Richards. Richards is also yet to be prosecuted for his assault despite it being captured on televiion and being in front of several cops.

El Jefe isn’t done yet, however. Last Wednesday evening Owen Glenn made the sensational claim that Williams called him on election day in 2005, while eating KFC with a hundred or so people he was feeding, while accompanying them to the polling booth to vote. That claim is only sensational to those who aren’t aware of the strategies Labour uses, along with the SFWU and the EPMU, in South Auckland.

On Thursday last week in Parliament, Field made an interesting contribution during Question Time:

Taito Phillip Field: I raise a point of order, Madam Speaker. Given that we are so focused on being accurate and truthful in everything that we say, I tell members that I distinctly recall, from listening to the news last night, that the KFC story referred to Manurewa, not Māngere.

Mangere is Field’s own patch. Mangere, Manurewa, and Manukau East are the major voting block of Pacific Island, unionised voters. They are the heart of the membership of the SFWU and the EPMU in Auckland. Field was drawing attention away from the activities in Mangere, to redirect the focus on Manurewa.

No person in and around Parliament knows more the campaigning tactics of the EPMU, the SFWU, and the Labour Party in South Auckland in 2005, because he ran those tactics. Field knows where the bodies are buried. He could easily confirm Glenn’s story, as well as many others involving Mike Williams’ campaigning activities in South Auckland in 2005. Some enterprising journalist should go and ask him.

Time for a Corruption Commission

With the decision by a judge today to commit el Jefe Phillip Field to trial in the High Court on 40 corruption charges it has come for the time to match almost every juridiction in the civilised world and for New Zealand to have a Independent Corruption and Crime Commission.

Australia has one, the US has one, Canada has one, the UK has one all of the countries that Labour cited as reasons why we should have our draconian Electoral Finance Act.

Philip Field already has besmirched the once honourable standing of MP’s and if convicted will have sullied other MP’s even more. Labour with their constant and flagrant breaches of Electoral Law, misappropriation of funds should also be the target of such a Commission.

The Commission would need to be tough, have teeth and the power to compel witnesses to speak, gather evidence, prosecute and levy massive fines against those found to be corrupt.

It should also cover all MP’s, All government departments, All SOE’s, All registered political parties and their office holders.

Back to the Philip Field saga, there can be no wriggle room for Clark or Williams or indeed anyone in abour, when in evidence heard before the court on Wednesday, builder Keith Williams told of writing a letter to several Government ministers, including
then Immigration Minister Paul Swain and Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Got that, despite Calrks assertion before the election in 2005 that she knew nothing about it, despite saying in 2006 that he was “guilty of nothing more than being helpful”, despite setting up an inquiry that found no wrongdoing, we now find out that she indeed did know about the mess that is Phillip Field, she not only knew, but knew enough to set the terms and conditions of the toothless inquiry in such a way as to apparently vindicate him, then she claimed vindications and so did Michael Cullen. Remember during all of this time Phillip Field was a sitting LABOUR MP.

All along though they knew all about it, they aided and abetted Phillip Field, arguable they obstrcuted justice and now as we know Phillip Field is off to the Hign Court to face 40 charges of corruption. LABOUR MUST COME CLEAN. I look forward to hearing the full evidence in this trial including the defence evidence.

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Thai worker says 'Big Dad' Field told him to lie


Thai worker says 'Big Dad' Field told him to lieA Thai overstayer who tiled MP Taito Phillip Field’s house in Samoa says Field gave him 1000 tala ($553) after asking him to lie to police about the work he had done for him.

Sunan Siriwan, who referred to Field twice as “Big Dad”,… [NZ Politics]

The Labour MP that both Clark and Cullen described as being “guilty of nothing more than being helpful” is sitting in court each day listening to mounting evidence of his callous exploitation of workers.

I call him el Jefe, but the worker who he exploited had another name, “Big Dad”.

Which reminds me of a joke that may well apply to “Big Dad”.

A new prison arrives at Paremoremo and is put in a cell with the biggest gang member he has ever seen. He moves about setting himself up and trying to be as innocuous as possible. Finally he plops down on his bunk thinking he has got through the worse of it when the Gang member who had been glowering at him through all of this finally speaks.

“Hey you!, Do you want to be Mummy or Daddy?”

The new convict is scared witless, and uhms and ahhs for a bit before saying “I’ll be Daddy”.

“Good” the gang member replies, “then come over here and suck Mummy’s cock”

For some irony have a look at this Google search.(fourth image on the top row)

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Worse than el Jefe

hat tip Keeping Stock

TV3 > News > National News > Story > Su’a William Sio to be Labour’s newest MP

The word around Manukau is that Su’a Willian Sio is worse than el Jefe Phillip Field when it comes to taking advantage of the disadvantaged.

He has just crawled into parliament off Labour’s list. I hope he has resigned from the Manukau City Council that he just got elected to. Of course he will think there is nothing wrong with foisting a by-election on his constituents.

Watch WOBH as we reveal the hidden nature of Su’a William Sua.

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Field cops $31,000 in fines from Manukau City

Scoop: Large fines for illegal building work

Ouch, el Jefe will have to squeeze the peons just a little harder this year.

[quote]Fines and costs of more than $31,000 for illegal building work on a Papatoetoe house are a serious reminder that owners and builders must get council consent, says Manukau City Council.

The fines follow T P Field Developments Limited, Taito Phillip Field and Afano Tosoni pleading guilty yesterday at Manukau District Court to offences under the Building Act. There were two charges against each party for carrying out building work without consent.

The building work involved converting a garage into a family room and converting a carport into a double garage at Alexander Avenue in Papatoetoe. The property is owned by TP Field Developments of which Mr Field is a director. Afano Tosoni carried out the building work.

The fines are as follows: TP Field Developments Limited ($10,000 fine, $1017 legal costs, $130 court costs), Taito Phillip Field ($10,000 fine, $1017 legal costs, $130 court costs), Afano Tosoni ($8500 fine, $1017 legal costs, $130 court costs).

In sentencing Judge Harvey said the penalties should send a message to homeowners that they must comply with the law. The building work was permanent and substantial, he said. “It can’t be escaped it was a rental property used by Mr Field.”[/quote]

Next stop…High Court…that’ll be where the fun starts.

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el Jefe's case to proceed to next stage

MP Field's case to proceed to next stageThe High Court has today cleared the way for the next step in the case against independent MP Taito Phillip Field to be heard. A preliminary hearing was held last month to decide whether Mr Field should be prosecuted on 14 bribery… [NZ Politics]

el Jefe is on the slippery slope, time is running out for him. of course i can't wait for his day in court when he calls all sorts of witnesses to show how various leading lights of the Labour Party not only knew about his activities but also benefited from them.

It is likely he will also spill the beans about how labour was so successful in Local Body elections and the last general election in South Auckland. Clark and Williams must be having kittens about all that evidence.