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Of course, the real mystery is why people operating Yahoo!Xtra email accounts haven’t figured out why it’s a smart move to change to something else.

This the the third time that the Yahoo!Xtra database has been compromised.  I don’t have much faith in them fixing it on the third try.

GMail is where it’s at, peoples.  Get with the program.

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Alan Keyes on video attacking Obama. This is a serious attack with no holds barred.

Alan Keyes, a three-time presidential candidate, called President Obama a radical communist and a usurper and said with him in charge, America is going to cease to exist at a pro-life fundraiser.

The German Philosopher Johann Von Goethe, once said, there are none more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsely believe they are free. Every person in the civilized world is enslaved from childhood in a prison without walls or bars few realize

The legal definition of free is not subject to the legal constraint of another. A free man is self governing. A slave follows rules and regulations.


Hucker bows out of local politics

Hucker bows out of local politicsAuckland City Deputy Mayor Bruce Hucker has followed Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis in bowing out of local politics, leaving behind what could be a new political landscape.
Former MPs-turned-talkback hosts John Banks, John Tamihere…
[Auckland News]

Bruce Hucker has called it quits after being the main voice for the centre-left for 21 years. He had been keeping
everyone guessing about his future since falling out with his City
Vision colleagues over water charges.

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Has Labour breached the copyright of TV3 with this video?

Now a quick check through YouTube's copyright tips and we can see several areas that Labour has breached the rules.

[quote]Emphasis added by WOBH

The most common reason we take down videos for copyright infringement is that they are direct copies of copyrighted content and the owners of the copyrighted content have alerted us that their content is being used without their permission. Once we become aware of an unauthorized use, we will remove the video promptly. That is the law.

Some examples of copyrighted content (although not all) are:

  • TV shows
    • Including sitcoms, sports broadcasts, news broadcasts, comedy shows, cartoons, dramas, etc.
    • Includes network and cable TV, pay-per-view and on-demand TV
  • Music videos, such as the ones you might find on music video channels
  • Videos of live concerts, even if you captured the video yourself
    • Even if you took the video yourself, the performer controls the right to use his/her image in a video, the songwriter owns the rights to the song being performed, and sometimes the venue prohibits filming without permission, so this video is likely to infringe somebody else's rights.
  • Movies and movie trailers
  • Commercials
  • Slide shows that include photos or images owned by somebody else[/quote]

Oh dear yet another law Labour has broken.

 

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Deputy mayor Hucker quits his party

Deputy mayor Hucker quits his partyBruce Hucker has resigned as a City Vision candidate but it is unclear whether he will stand as an independent candidate at the forthcoming local body elections in October. In a brief statement issued this morning, Dr Hucker said… [Auckland News]

So the old duffer has finally quit, but has he?

Will he stand against his old City Vision colleagues? Lets hope so.

 

 

Hucker silent on his 'retirement'

Hucker silent on his 'retirement'Bruce Hucker is not commenting on speculation that he is retiring after 18 years as an Auckland City councillor and leader of the centre-left City Vision ticket for nearly 10 years. City Vision politicians are staying tightlipped… [Auckland News]

The civil war at City Vision-less continues. Everyone is no commenting around the place over the future of Bruce Hucker and his pending de-selection from the ticket.

Meanwhile veteran nutcase Lisa Prager is the fifth person to announce she is standing for the Auckland City mayoralty.

City Vision – An on-line study

Well, it is local body election time so i think a review of the contenders and the tickets is in order.

Because of the huge amount of publicity that has ensued as City Vision busts apart I thought I would start there.

They do actually have a website which is promising. I note with a tiny bit of irony that their tag line is "Bring Auckland Together". Design is simple and navigation the same, perhaps that says something avout their supports, or the content to come.

So, lets go through the links, first up is about us and here we find the first stupid statement;

[quote]It represents the local Labour, Green and Alliance Parties and other progressive people who are active and keen to represent their communities but do not belong to any political party (community independents).[/quote]

mmmmmkay, so Labour, Green and the Aliiance aren't poltical parties and what is it with the leftists that they think they are "progressive". having the luddites of the Greens in the mix is hardly "progressive", it is more regressive that anything else.

The second link takes you to CV news, this should be intersting, except it isn't apart from the lake of anything there. It has press releases from 2003 to 2004 and then nothing at all until just a few weeks ago. Just what have City Vision been doing for three years that warrant either hiding it or not saying it at all.

In the media is even more bereft of news, the last posting being the announcement of Bruce Hucker withdrawing from the mayoralty race in 2004 and endorsing Hubbard. A move that ensured Hubbard won and that was rewarded almost immediately by Hubbard declaring ineffectual war on Bruce Hucker that still continues to this day. Apart from that little tidbit, nothing at all about City Vision in the news since 2004. I'll help them out, here are some of the missing articles, well 10 out of over 30 according to Google news;

Editorial: City Vision faces water damage New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – 14 Jun 2007

Is the Queen Street upgrade worth the disruption? New Zealand Herald, New Zealand

Isolated Hucker vows to fight on New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – 26 Jun 2007

Harried Hucker in charge of city New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – 29 Jun 2007

Brian Rudman: Jump or be pushed – either way it's good for a laugh New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – 26 Jun 2007

Call for Auckland deputy mayor to quit New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – 25 Jun 2007

Man favoured to take over has chequered history New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – 26 Jun 2007

Hucker's replacement backs hiking water rates New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – 14 Jun 2007

Councillors' change of heart over water bills New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – 20 Jun 2007

…and on and on it goes endless articles about how much of a bunch of fools and incompetents these tossers are.

Now we move onto the candidates section and we find nothing spectacular there except what a sorry bunch of failed party hacks. One of particular interest to me is that of Michael Wood, erstwhile Labour candidate in Pakuranga who was convincingly trounced at the last electorate Maurice Williamson. Clearly his two unsuccessful attempts at national politics have seen him realign his ambitions to something he may be able to cope with, a Community Board.

The policy page is just a laugh a minute;

[quote]Auckland City needs leadership that respects people, cares for the environment, encourages flourishing communities and innovative businesses. It must have a region-wide, as well as citywide focus. Aucklanders deserve to have leaders who take notice of their views. City Vision Councillors and Community Board members listen to you and your community. They reflect, decide and act.[/quote]

Haha leadership that respects people, I wonder what Bruce Hucker thinks about that? "They reflect, decide and act" should really read, "They reflect on the polls, decide on increased rates and act like a bunch of prats."

These guys couldn't run a bath and if they did they would find that Hucker had nicked the plug.

All in all the City vision website is a disappointment for its lackings. Lack of the truth, lack of quality, lack of any new ideas.

Hucker given order of the boot by City Vision

Hucker given order of the boot by City VisionBruce Hucker has been asked to step down as a City Vision candidate or be dumped from the centre-left ticket he led for nearly 10 years. The Herald understands that Dr Hucker's ties with City Vision will be severed at a campaign… [Auckland News]

hehe The Left in Auckland seem hell bent on self destruction, one can only look on in amazement as  they have the cat fight from hell.

The Herald has found out that Hucker's ties with City Vision will be severed at a campaign meeting tonight but the long-serving councillor will get to stay on as deputy mayor until October's local body elections.

That's good of them, I wonder though if it has anything to do with the fact that they couldn't even organise a coup properly and they failed several times to get the numbers to dump the old goat. 

Isolated Hucker vows to fight on

Isolated Hucker vows to fight onBruce Hucker has launched a three-week battle to preserve his job as deputy mayor after most of his City Vision-Labour colleagues yesterday said they no longer had confidence in him, and Mayor Dick Hubbard told him to resign. The… [Auckland News]

Oh this is priceless, a fight to the death by the left for second place.  Perhaps the best quote is Richard Northey lying through his teeth saying that there was "much soul searching" over their decision to push Hucker. Yeah right, everyone knows that Socialists don't have souls!

Hucker says no way and Hubbard says go

Auckland City mayor Dick Hubbard has joined the growing chorus of calls for his deputy Bruce Hucker to resign and Hubbard said this afternoon that he had no confidence in Dr Hucker and urged him to go.

Hucker meanwhile has flipped the bird at the councillors who want him gone.

The Right are dancing a jig with happiness as civil war breaks out on the left.