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by Fearful_Jesuit
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: lol! leet ha)(0rs leak guvermint secrets to teh interwebz!
Replies: 168
Views: 14867

Re: lol! leet ha)(0rs leak guvermint secrets to teh interweb

Cablegate is a farce.

Wikileaks won't win this, and I'm pretty sure their agenda will inadvertently do more harm to press and internet freedom than they expected.
by Fearful_Jesuit
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: lol! leet ha)(0rs leak guvermint secrets to teh interwebz!
Replies: 168
Views: 14867

Re: lol! leet ha)(0rs leak guvermint secrets to teh interweb

Worth a read. Taking Stock of WikiLeaks December 14, 2010 By George Friedman Julian Assange has declared that geopolitics will be separated into pre-“Cablegate” and post-“Cablegate” eras. That was a bold claim. However, given the intense interest that the leaks produced, it is a claim that ought to ...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: pigs use stabbing incident to encourage police state.
Replies: 47
Views: 3350

Re: pigs use stabbing incident to encourage police state.

Yeah okay I mostly agree with that. The thing is, every time this happens, we get a bunch of people who want the police armed so that criminals can be 'dealt with' fronting up against a bunch of people who think that any expansion of police resourcing is a step towards some sort of police state. And...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: pigs use stabbing incident to encourage police state.
Replies: 47
Views: 3350

Re: pigs use stabbing incident to encourage police state.

this section of the article akoxo posted addresses some of those questions The arguments in favour, as far as I can see, are ones of equality and deterrence. That is, 'give the cops a fighting chance' and 'if the bad guys know the good guys are armed, they won't do bad in the first place'. The latt...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: lol! leet ha)(0rs leak guvermint secrets to teh interwebz!
Replies: 168
Views: 14867

Re: lol! leet ha)(0rs leak guvermint secrets to teh interweb

Anyone else starting to wonder how badly the whole wikileaks disclosure culture could backfire? The winner is Big Business, the loser is you. Back to the trucking analogy. If the government can't control the cargo or the trucks, it will try to control the roads. Since it can't, it will get private s...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Gawker mocks 4chan, 4chan hax the shit out of Gawker
Replies: 14
Views: 1902

Re: Gawker mocks 4chan, 4chan hax the shit out of Gawker

I wouldn't be surprised if these guys one day kill net neutrality.
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: pigs use stabbing incident to encourage police state.
Replies: 47
Views: 3350

Re: pigs use stabbing incident to encourage police state.

If cops had guns (the police spokesman had a hard on for the idea on 3 news) then the douchebags will get guns too. Instead of being hacked up a bit and being in hospital, he would have been shot in the head and be at the morgue. /obvious After 3 minutes of watching COPS I think it is safe to say t...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

I'd support an independent office for prosecution, but in a country where we have a national police force, which is essentially a government entity, the difference between police prosecution and independent prosecution may really only be superficial.
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

Well I'm just saying.. Cos when you refer to a 100% conviction rate it sounds like a terrible thing. But is it? Would not a properly functioning justice system, where the authorities only charged people they knew were demonstrably guilty, always have a 100% conviction rate? Now I'm not saying that t...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

I am anti significant changes to laws, made without public consultation, that the legal society and the law commission both have major issues with. Not all the time, so, it doesn't suck. A lot of countries have perfectly functional justice systems WITHOUT juries at all. I assume you mean japan and ...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

yeah a lot of countries have pretty shoddy judicial systems without juries too :wink: there's nothing wrong with changes being made to legislation per se, even to the bill of rights. but when the changes could diminish rather than uphold citizen's rights i'd have problems with it. and i suspect tha...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

Craig fuckin' Gunn wrote:just like China?


Well put it this way: in FRANCE you will only have a jury trial if the offence is punishable by more than 10 years in prison.
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

I mean you're all worried because the changes necessitate changes to the bill of rights act. As if the bill of rights are somehow sacrosanct. But that sort of thinking is why the US will never have effective gun control. A lot of countries have perfectly functional justice systems WITHOUT juries at ...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

Jesus guys. It must suck to be so anti all the time.

Maybe these changes are a good idea?
by Fearful_Jesuit
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

When someone is raped, or when an accused attempts to use some weird defence, I note that you guys are quite often in favour of the inquisitorial system which lessens or removes the role of the jury.

And yet when it is proposed that the bar for a jury trial be raised, you have a problem?
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.
Replies: 158
Views: 7245

Re: 'Modern' Justice wants more of you in prison.

I'm interested to see that Labour supports this bill in principle.. Labour's associate justice spokesman Charles Chauvel said Parliament needed to give careful consideration to every aspect of the bill. "There are certainly aspects of the system that need reform, the proposed change in threshol...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Govt, Iwi talk about mining Maori land.
Replies: 79
Views: 4895

Re: Govt, Iwi talk about mining Maori land.

I think this situation is more likely to be a problem for the 'right-wing' stereotype, for whom mining is a good thing and 'The Maoris' doing anything is a bad thing.
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: NZHC Compilation 2010
Replies: 329
Views: 21545

Re: NZHC Compilation 2010

Great thread guys.

Compilation CDs, t-shirts, moderate national success.. when all these things start causing hand-wringing and bad blood, you know for sure that punk is dead.
by Fearful_Jesuit
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: John Key rehearses negotiations prior to meeting Warner bros
Replies: 132
Views: 7759

Re: John Key rehearses negotiations prior to meeting Warner

Clarification of 'contractor' and 'employee' = good PM of NZ getting called to a parent-teacher meeting with WB = embarrassing NZ extras with delusions of grandeur thinking that they're actors = embarrassing Union realizing its not in a high stakes poker game with WB, but is actually sitting at a sl...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Charlie Fucken Sheen
Replies: 76
Views: 4810

Re: Charlie Fucken Sheen

NOT TL;DR. I reckon you guys would be into The Last Psychiatrist. Charlie Sheen Has An Awesome Experience, This Time With Drugs and A Hooker, Which Was The Same As Last Time by thelastpsychiatrist Sheen appeared highly intoxicated when officers arrived to his room around 1:30 a.m., and a woman with ...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: John Key rehearses negotiations prior to meeting Warner bros
Replies: 132
Views: 7759

Re: John Key rehearses negotiations prior to meeting Warner

Everything about this story is so incredibly embarrassing.

Shot NZ.
by Fearful_Jesuit
Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Paul Henry on the Governor-General
Replies: 293
Views: 13550

Re: Paul Henry on the Governor-General

I haven't read the last few pages but did anyone else notice this today? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10680175 Ms Lal, whose father is a Fiji Indian and mother a New Zealander , won the central district Miss IndiaNZ contest in Wellington in April - but the row ha...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Israeli activist caught on camera mowing down kids
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Israeli activist caught on camera mowing down kids

Then you're seeing what they want you to see - Child hating radical jewish carmageddon - and the war goes on. I'm not saying the kids ran in front of the car expecting to be hit, but it doesn't look like they were trying to get out of the way either. They're also throwing stones at it. Maybe it was ...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Israeli activist caught on camera mowing down kids
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Israeli activist caught on camera mowing down kids

Did you see how the driver swerved towards the two children, then stopped, could see the child was injured but continued to drive down the road as if nothing had happened? Did you see how the children ran in front of a moving car? Did you see all the adults filming them, egging them on from a safe ...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Paul Henry on the Governor-General
Replies: 293
Views: 13550

Re: Paul Henry on the Governor-General

unite didn't do a flip-flop, go read what they have released on it explaining their stance and their "core mandate" isn't to ensure people keep jobs when they don't deserve them. Well there's nothing I can find on their website about it, and the quote I read on Scoop wasn't particularly c...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Israeli activist caught on camera mowing down kids
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Israeli activist caught on camera mowing down kids

Did you see how everyone finishes taking their photos and throwing their stones before they think to check on the kid?
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Paul Henry on the Governor-General
Replies: 293
Views: 13550

Re: Paul Henry on the Governor-General

Agreed. has everyone seen the myriad 'I love Paul Henry'/ 'Bring back Paul Henry'/ 'Boycott TVNZ till Paul Henry comes back'/ 'I want to suck Paul Henry's wrinkly pink ballsac' pages on Face plant? Jeebus, yokels, everywhere. I really can't fathom why someone would want to be aligned with it. Chris...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Paul Henry on the Governor-General
Replies: 293
Views: 13550

Re: Paul Henry on the Governor-General

I agree with Spots. I don't think anybody realistically expects casual racism to disappear in New Zealand overnight, but demonstrating that it is unacceptable is part of the process of cutting it down. Tolerating the sorts of comments Henry has been getting away with effectively says, "It's ok...
by Fearful_Jesuit
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Paul Henry on the Governor-General
Replies: 293
Views: 13550

Re: Paul Henry on the Governor-General

The problem is that it is already normalized. Casual racism is endemic in this country, and all this high-minded moralizing isn't going to wash it away if enough people think that its just vindictive lefties trying to engineer the thoughts and feelings of 'mainstream new zealand'. Paul Henry was rud...

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