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Daily Review 28/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 28th, 2018 - 34 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

34 comments on “Daily Review 28/09/2018 ”

  1. Dukeofurl 1

    They might have pinned down the date Kavanaugh attended a party at a friends house which was also attended by Christine Blasey Ford
    His calendar that he released had a direct mention to ‘skis at Timmys’

    skis is shorthand for brewskis or a session of heavy drinking.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/9/27/1799352/-Kavanaugh-s-calendar-and-his-friend-s-memoir-back-up-Christine-Blasey-Ford-s-tim

    • Dukeofurl 2.1

      They are amateurs compared to Wall St- billion dollar payouts for criminal behaviors is just a price for doing business

    • Incognito 2.2

      Greed breeds greed. In other words, those who have a lot are (almost) never satisfied and (almost) always want more. People who have very little are more easily satisfied. There’s a saying; a child’s hand is quickly filled.

  2. adam 3

    In other news from across the ditch —

    Seems the Hobart Cadbury factory is following the Dunedin factory on the slow grind to be shut down.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-28/cadbury-tasmania-job-losses-reaction/10315556

  3. Ad 4

    Pretty bad that Professor Ford Ford had to front in such a macho, unregulated, media-powered environment (the Nominating Committee votes on a view tonight I understand).

    But, at the same time as Prime Minister Ardern was calling out the world at the UN to go from #Me Too to #We Too ….

    ….. our very own Colin Craig got to cross-examine a sexual assault complainant who was civil-suiting against him, live in court. That is truly heinous.

    Mirror time.

    • Anne 4.1

      Mirror time?

      For Colin Craig perhaps, but not for Jacinda Ardern… or the government… or for that matter the majority of NZ citizens.

      • Ad 4.1.1

        At least Judge Kavanagh didn’t get to cross examine his victim in front of the media.

        Colin Craig did. They had the recordings all over RNZ this evening.

        Shame on our own justice system for allowing it.

        If it can happen to her – a citizen – it can happen to every New Zealand citizen.

        Definitely mirror time for us.

        • Anne 4.1.1.1

          They had the recordings all over RNZ this evening.

          Ah, I didn’t know that. Was it only RNZ? I guess our justice system didn’t imagine in their wildest dreams that some oink would do that.

        • Dukeofurl 4.1.1.2

          Shame on the justice system?
          It’s a civil case she didn’t have to take the witness stand when she knew he was representing himself.

          • Ad 4.1.1.2.1

            Despite BORA 1990, if you’re called to give evidence you must take the stand.
            And sure, this is a civil matter not a criminal one.

            She could choose not to be a witness, but that’s pretty nonsensical when it’s her defamation of character in question for the judge, and it’s in a defamation case.

            The defamation is being caused by the person suing, who is also the same person doing the cross-examining.

            And what was the suing about? Talking to the media about a sexual harassment settlement – against her, by Colin Craig.

            This play by Craig is a pure power play intended to intimidate the witness from start to finish. So yes, shame on the Justice system for allowing it.

          • Ad 4.1.1.2.2

            Far braver of her that she did take stand.

            Especially since it is precisely her character at stake.

            He is suing her, and she right back.

            At stake of course is:
            who is to be trusted when its sexual harassment with one witness each. He – the eternal He – defends his reputation of Christian gentlemanly sexual virtue.

            She says her word about his behaviour should be trusted more.

            Craig has lowered himself yet again.

    • Dukeofurl 4.2

      Ad. It wasn’t a sexual assault case. The harrasment was settled ages ago.
      This is case where they are sueing each other for defamation.

      Doesn’t sound like you have a clue on this Ad.

      • mickysavage 4.2.1

        Wow someone defending Craig.

        The fact that this case is even in court is mind boggling.

        I do not understand why Craig is even bothering with the case. The feeling of harassment using the justice system is rather high.

        After reading your comment I feel the urge to make a donation to Rachel McGregor’s fund.

        Page is at https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/why-should-justice-be-available-only-to-the-rich/donations for those who are interested.

        • Dukeofurl 4.2.1.1

          Not defending complete idiot Craig. Just some inccorect asumptions which makes me wonder if they really have listened to case. I’m not following it but do get what it’s about

          • Ad 4.2.1.1.1

            See above.

            And go and listen to the RNZ recording.

            This is the power play happening. Colin Craig gets to use both the court system and the courts’ theatre to replicate the bullying he’s accused of.

            It’s a million miles from justice, and it stems from sexual harassment by Colin Craig upon the woman on the stand.

            And just like the Kavanagh case, she’s taking none of it.

      • Ad 4.2.2

        You are so dumb sometimes it’s a wonder you learnt to breathe.

        This case is entirely how the sexual assault case was exposed.

        Pull back from your keyboard and watch the testimony on tvnz or listen on RNZ.

        • Dukeofurl 4.2.2.1

          What sexual assault ?

          Why would I waste my breath on any of Craig’s circus antics. Why on Earth would McGregor add to it by suing him back and letting herself go on witness stand. Bbecause Slater and Williams did it too?

  4. Craig has a huge ego obviously. Yes he needs to look at himself critically, and admit he used his position of power.

  5. JC 6

    Thompson & Clark ..

    “Ombudsman Peter Boshier said he was investigating “several individual complaints in relation to official information held by agencies about Thompson & Clark,” but “as these inquiries are ongoing” he declined to comment…..”

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018651525/mpi-msd-botch-thompson-and-clark-oia

    Today however…, and some several months later… , “in a statement police commissioner Mike Bush said it was important police actions were also open to investigation…..”

    “We recognise public concerns about the use of such consultants by state sector agencies.”

    “Our vision is to have the trust and confidence of all and it is appropriate that police actions in this regard are closely considered to ensure we meet the expectations of the public.”

    “The investigation will cover whether, and to what extent, Police engaged with external security consultants, and utilised their surveillance services.”

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/367501/police-to-investigate-use-of-security-consultants

  6. Chris 7

    “https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107473673/auckland-prisoners-get-1000-each-after-unlawful-strip-search”

    Headlines like this reflect everything that’s wrong with this country.

    • Everything? You sure about that Chris? What does ii say to you? because to me it seems sorta pretty good. The system for all its flaws working, injustices becoming justices. Not perfect but fairish.

    • mickysavage 7.2

      Yeah why can’t the state keep within the law and treat prisoners humanely?

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