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Caption Competition

Written By: - Date published: 4:08 pm, September 14th, 2010 - 42 comments
Categories: accountability, blogs, crime, interweb - Tags: , , ,

Cameron Slater, aka Whaleoil, found guilty today in the Auckland District Court on eight breaches of suppression orders and one of identifying a victim.

42 comments on “Caption Competition”

  1. Treetop 1

    I’ll pay the fine back at 10 bucks a week out of protest!

  2. Blighty 2

    I’m a brave anti-suppression order campaigner who refused to admit breaching suppresion orders

  3. Pascal's bookie 3

    Concern troll is concerned.

  4. Rex Widerstrom 4

    F**k David, Sancho Panza is supposed to do a bit more for the Don Quixote character than just a few wheedling blog posts. Get back to HQ and tell them they’ve left me swinging in the wind! David? David…?!


  5. mcflock 5

    “crap – this might stuff me for my job interview next week. I wonder if I can apply for temporary name suppression?”

  6. BLiP 6

    Sorry to have missed you. Was looking forward to spending a little quality time together.

    Love Bubba.

  7. hurr 7

    mmm, cheeseburgers

  8. ianmac 8

    All I wanted was a fair go. Sob.

  9. sally 9

    The good people of Albany are going to LOVE this!

  10. JOHN 10

    man those pills are strong,i wonder if i should have a shave this week…na…

  11. Craig Glen Eden 11

    But Dad said we were born to rule, does that not mean Im above the law as well?

  12. NickS 12

    Hash cookies good. Court Bad.

    But in all due seriousness, Cameron looks like shit, and more than likely has pretty bad insomnia at present judging from how the skin bellow his eyes look. Which from prior experience is not fun, and in some people results in hallucinations 🙁

    And massive grumpiness + a bad case of teh dumb.

    Eh, can his friends just abduct him and give him a likely much needed break and a breather already?

    • ianmac 12.1

      Wonder if he suffers from Depression? Judgement. Balance. Common sense.

      • NickS 12.1.1

        He does, and all too oft it’s used to take cheap shots at the complete git:

        On Cameron Slater and mental illness

        Unfortunately for him his insurance company didn’t grasp long-term cost/benefits and failed to pay/force him into therapy, instead opting to pay for anti-depressants, which don’t work all that well for him.

        And it also seems WINZ isn’t forcing him into therapy either. Though it does take time for effects to become apparent sometimes.

        • ropata

          therapy only works if the patient WANTS to change.. otherwise its a waste of time
          slater has to take responsibility for his own health.. people would help him if he had a little humility

          it is hard to get thru the skulls of some people that they could actually be wrong about something

  13. Logie97 13

    “That ruling should stuff up any character references I might need for a job. And of course if no-one will employ me, I can head off to WINZ.”

  14. just saying 14


    But like Nick, seeing the photo does make me a bit sad. Don’t like to see anyone suffering.

    It might just be worth it if it enables him to develop some compassion for people who have it tough, now he’s obviously doing it tough, maybe for the first time in his life.

    Hope he gets the help he needs and eventually uses his experiences (along with his many advantages in life) to help break down discrimination against benes and those who suffer mental illness.

    • Tigger 14.1

      My god, I actually agree with js. I also hope gumdrops grow and trees and Key pisses off to Hawaii for good though so suspect I’m a rampant idealist.

  15. felix 15

    Oh leave the big blubbering sook alone.

    He’s already ruined his entire life, disgraced his family, made a massive tit of himself in public, and failed miserably at the one chance he had to claw back a shred of dignity by standing up for an idea larger than than himself.

    Let him go.

  16. Rharn 16

    I thought the Judge would see me as and up and coming intellectual with my freshly trimmed stubble.

    Just gota do something about those pimples

  17. G8 17

    Doh – donuts good.

  18. Parnell Boy 18

    I am not a crook.

  19. Dan 19

    The guy looks seriously ill. Even when he lacks compassion for others, if his politics are all wrong, if he is a dog whistler of sorts: whatever, we should not descend to his level of personal politics.
    Sardine or smelt oil maybe.

  20. Bored 20

    There he blows…harpooned!!!!!!!!

  21. ABC 21

    Gosh, for a moment there I thought I was reading kiwiblog. Remember kids: Left = kind, humane, rehabilitative, compassionate, socialist outlook; Right= bullying, sneering, kick-when-the-little-guy-is-down, belief in trite new-age mangement/self-development slogans.

    • Bored 21.1

      Bollocks ABC, the left gave rise to Stalin, the right gave rise to Hitler….looks like both sides are equally adept at being nasty and vengeful. Put it down to human nature. And on that note, hey Whale, pay the fine and shut the fuck up.

      • ABC 21.1.1

        Justify your 1937 style behaviour any way you like. Then accuse the right of living in the 1950’s.

        • Bored

          How sad to put a date on it, its more a historic continuity demonstrating all ends of the political spectrum being human, which as we know encompasses all sorts of contradictory natures. You might note that I stated that neither left nor right have a monopoly on the good and bad points of human nature. Do you really think your side of the fence is any more pure or dirty than mine?

        • bbfloyd

          abc…is that an order mein fuhrer?

  22. Cnr Joe 22

    permanent name suppression please

  23. roger nome 23

    Feelinig in an idealistic mood today – how about a bit of John Lennon love for Cameron?

  24. I are real man of conviction now…hear me roar !!!

  25. bbfloyd 25

    wonder what the judge would look like in fishnets and stiletto’s

  26. pmoney 26

    [sorry, no — r0b]

  27. rich 27

    “One more conviction and I’ll be eligible for the ACT list”

  28. ropata 28

    “can i has face suppression?”

  29. Mako 29

    A couple of weeks back, I posted about what appeared to be a measure of hypocrisy on Cameron’s part, in that he’d been grandstanding about using the court process to make a political point – lobbying through litigation, as it were. I said that, on the day, he piked, and refused to take the opportunity to give evidence, and tell the court why he had the apparent strength of belief in the position he was taking. A number of people objected to that post. Rex, for example, seemed to think that I was urging for the removal of the right to silence (I certainly wasn’t – that’s a fundamental right with which Parliament shoud never tamper).

    Others made the point that I’d gone beyond rebutting the man’s arguments, and was making ad hominem attacks. I had not intended to do so – my criticism was of the apparent disconnect between what he purported to be his brave crusade against potentially bad law, and his subsequent refusal to use the witness box as a pulpit from which to spread his word. But as her Kateness rightly pointed out, of course no reasonable lawyer, defending someone like Cameron, would ever allow him to give evidence.

    I certainly didn’t intend the post to be a personal criticism. I loathe his politics, and the way he uses his interweb savvy to make malicious (and often falsely-informed) attacks on other people. But I’d tried to avoid saying anything personal about the man, and if my remarks overstepped that boundary, then I apologise. I’ve tried to post comments on his website to explain my position, but for some reason am unable to log on. (Maybe my luddite tendencies, who knows.) And I’d normally be prepared to reveal my name, except that I’m dealing with a fellow who has a history of launching very vitriolic and sustained attacks against people to whom he takes a personal dislike.

    Here’s the main thing: I knew Cameron, a couple of decades ago. We were work colleagues. I counted him as a friend. Sure, he had the touch of old money arrogance about him, but he was a bloody good fellow to spend time with. He had a great sense of humour, and I got the feeling that, deep down, under all his superficial bluster and gun-nuttery and cock-swinging, he was a genuinely nice guy.

    We both moved on, and lost touch. And I’ve recently made a few criticisms, on this website and elsewhere, of his new political nastiness – comments which I’ve tried to keep to ideas rather than personalities. I suspect he fancies himself as a Karl Rove type spinmeister. Perhaps he is actually starting to be treated seriously by some people in the mainstream media (in which case, those of you who say not to give the man “oxygen” should realise that his more extreme ideas seriously need to be rebutted, lest they be adopted wholesale by the limp and lazy journalists who value scandal over truth).

    One last comment. I saw the photo posted above, and came close to tears. I have absolutely no doubt that the reasonably intelligent, capable man I knew from all those ago is now suffering a serious mental illness. He looks to be on the edge of a serious complete breakdown, and that’s bloody sad. I’ve suffered depression myself over the past few years, although of course every sufferer’s experience is different. If I could say anything to Cameron (although I doubt he’d want to take my advice), it’s this: adopt a position of humility. Stop attacking people. Let go your obsession with politics, and with blogging. Treat people nicely. Put your Christian principles into actual action. Forgive personal grudges. Stop thinking that life – really important life – is a war. Be positive. Please. Use your blogging skills to promote positive, rather than negative, points of view. And just stop being so ANGRY.

    • the sprout 29.1

      Thanks for that Mako, I appreciate your sincerity

      • Mako 29.1.1

        Thanks Sprout (gosh, is that right – how to you like to be addressed? The Sprout? Sprouty?)

        I always enjoy reading your postings. I’ve felt a bit (but only a bit, mind you) guilty about my post about Cameron’s court appearance. It was a bit of a rant. I’d actually welcome the opportunity to sit down with him and talk with about our common experiences with the disease, but I don’t suppose he’d be willing.

  30. Appleton 30

    Antonie Dixon look alike for hire

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