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Open mike 06/03/2010

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  1. Reading in the Herald this morning about a Gore Judge trowing out a police case against a 70 year old school bus driver for trying to get a boy on his bus to stop pulling the hair of a girl on the same bus.
    my question is this, where is the charge of assault against the school boy. And police wonder why they get no respect.

    • Pete DGeorge 1.1

      I don’t know if they can charge a 12 year old for assault.

      I’d like to know why the boy’s parent/s didn’t intervene and deal with the boy and apologise to the driver, and ask the police not to proceed.

      • Paul3 1.1.1

        Oh for better parenting in the world – it would solve a whole heap of this rubbish. How can we build better parents in this world?

        • Deus ex Machina 1.1.1.1

          We could start by paying bad parents not to have children.

          • Lanthanide 1.1.1.1.1

            Or, alternatively, make people submit for children licensing before being permitted to have children, and offer parenting courses so that people can work towards attaining such licenses.

      • Hells bells boys have been pulling girls hair since the begining of time. Its not a nice thing to do but if every boy who pulled a girls hair was charge half the male population would be charged. And bye the way when I went to school over 60 years ago they would have whacked back and bloody hard. I

  2. Sorry i don’t know how to link.
    What i find staggering, is what might have happened to the driver if he had felt that the hair pulling on the girl was serious enough that he felt he needed to forcibly pull the boy away, a more serious assault charge?
    Gore police need their arse’s kicked, one for being so stupid as to charge the bus driver in the first place and second for not going around to the boys (was 2 of them) and pointing out in forceful terms his failings. Current bully future wife or child beater?

    • Bill 2.1

      “Mr McCorkindale, whose wife died at Christmas, said: “I suppose they have got their ways of doing things. But it’s not my idea of fairness.

      “It was straight-out bloody ridiculous, in my opinion. I was a little bit concerned, not so much for myself, but for my invalid wife who was with me at the time.”

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10630282

      So according to the Herald, Mr McCorkindale grabbed a 12 year old boy who was pulling a school girls hair ( unheard of!) because…

      Some might be led to believe that the folks down Gore way are very, very strange indeed and not a little scary

  3. jason rika 3

    how about that Roger McClay then?

  4. randal 4

    okay we know that the police have been more or less infantilised by the media and cheap popular psychology, suborned by the motor trade (cheap hotrods and hardlydavisons) but what is more insidious is the revelation in this mornings dompost that minutes are not being kept at misnisterial meetings. we know that most tories cant read so I guess not being able to write is the corollary and perfectly understandable in the contexxt of a governmentt of resentful little people whose only real political desire is to get revenge on people who can read write and pronounce their words properly.

  5. BLiP 5

    You know, for all my pissing and moaning, the New Zealand Fox News Herald has quite a good issue today. And, once again, Brian Gaynor nails it:

    The Companies Office, Securities Commission, accounting profession and independent directors . . . [might as well add “financial advisors”] . . . were asleep at the wheel as many investors lost a major percentage of their life savings.

  6. Draco T Bastard 6

    Al Bartlett* explaining reality. This is especially for everyone who still thinks we need more growth.

    *You need to be able to view Real Media files.

  7. Fisiani 7

    Statistics NZ Website

    Overseas Merchandise Trade: January 2010 – Media Release
    The merchandise trade balance for January 2010 was a surplus of $269 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. “As a percentage of exports this is the biggest trade surplus for a January month since 1989,’ business statistics manager Louise Holmes-Oliver said. “Until this year, deficits had been recorded for the previous eight January months.’

    • Draco T Bastard 7.1

      Surprise, surprise, people stopped importing when they ran out of money due to idiotic financial speculators destroying the economy.

  8. hells bells boys have been pulling girls hair for years. If every boy whom pulled a girls hair was prosecuted then about 70% of our male population would have been charged sometime ion their lives.

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