Open mike 23/06/2012

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  1. Draco T Bastard 1

    Well, it appears that the capitalists attempt to add even more restrictions to people has hit another hurdle:

    European lawmakers rejected the global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) on Thursday, signalling that the European Parliament may soon use new-found rights to derail an international agreement for the first time.

    “This vote is the penultimate nail in Acta’s coffin,” Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green politician in the legislature said, after the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (Inta) recommended 19-12 that the European Parliament reject the treaty in its upcoming vote on 4 July.

    Which can only be for the good. Pity NZ signed up for it though.

  2. Clayton Cosgrove (followed by David Clark) are trying to continue the claim that Peter Dunne is “Absent conscience when it comes to keeping his election promise never to sell off our water assets” and say it is “Time for Dunne to do what he promised “.

    But like most political claims of broken “promises” these ones don’t stack up, as detailed in Is Peter Dunne breaking a promise on water assets?

    • ianmac 2.1

      “I am totally against it except when National says it will do it,” so says the chameleon Peter Dunne.

  3. colin 3

    The Day of the Jackal

    David Garrett is using a double identity again, this one called Big Bruv that he uses to attack people who bring up his disgraceful past, or uses Big Bruv trolling other blog sites with ranting abuse…
    Check the exact times together on Garrets first blog in response to mine with David Garrett and Big Bruv…
    I suspected Garrett to be Big Bruv before I made my first comment about stealing from a dead child, he swallowed the bait, landing Big Bruv and Garrett together confirming my suspicion .
    Garrett has used two computers to hide the Big Bruv identity and to convince Kiwibloggers it can’t be him.
    In other words Garrett is up to his old tricks, The Day of the Jackalf novel for deceiving and fraud.
    1. David Garrett (2,046) Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    Ah Prince! And god bless you…let me say (off topic as it is) that just today, 22 June 2012, I have decided that I have apologised enough for my misdeeds of 28 years ago..but if you really think that your “contribution” adds to this debate, then…God bless you!
    What is your real name? come on son, don’t be shy…you know mine…
    2. big bruv (10,327) Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    David Garrett
    Sorry. I meant Martin Hames.

    1. David Garrett (2,046) Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    Who are you insulting now, anonymous troll? Come on Jimmy! Be brave son! Who ya really?
    2. princetipytoe (17) Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    Whats that BIG BRUV

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2012/04/more_on_plain_packaging.html
    I just had a quick search in the Google search engines for David Garrett and Big Bruv and the link above was first to come up that shows big bruv and Garrett are the same person when attacking a blogger Garrett does not like.
    Same with this one below and
    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2012/04/guest-post-david-garrett-be-careful-what-you-wish-for/
    Or this one Garrett praising himself with the little responses he got.
    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2012/05/guest-post-david-garrett-5/
    This blog was when Big Bruv “David Garrett” was banned for life from thestandard

    The Qantas lockout


    Endless rants from Big Bruv “David Garrett”
    http://thestandard.org.nz/?s=big+bruv&isopen=none&search_pages=true&search_comments=true&search_sortby=relevance

  4. yeshe 4

    Looking for an intelligent and well-written few pages ? From new Rolling Stone … one of the few cases against Wall Street …. Matt Talibi …

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-scam-wall-street-learned-from-the-mafia-20120620

    • bad12 4.1

      A great story from Rolling Stone, and to think that these monolithes of world finance simply pay the paltry fines having still racked up a grand multi-decade profit from that particular scam,

      The ‘mafia’ reference is apt as well and i have for quite some time used the term to describe the scheme, (scam), run by the international banks where exporters pay to hedge their returns against erratic movements in a country’s currency,

      Slippery our Prime Minister knows all about these scams having worked for years for the very banks that have been at the heart of some if not all of them,

      An interesting means of getting New Zealand exporters to hedge their returns against such erratic currency movements by Slippery’s old firm Lehman Brothers, those good old boys of banking just used vast sums of capital to bounce the New Zealand dollar around so much that New Zealand exporters fell all over themselves to sign up to buy ‘hedging’ and it don’t take a mental giant to figure out which bank they were all buying it off of….

    • muzza 4.2

      The visual version of the linked document

  5. BLiP 5

    .

    Heh!

    . . . “I think that the fact people are now able to use the Internet to highlight the hypocrisy of politicians makes the Communications Data Bill even more of a priority,” said a Downing Street spokesperson.

    “We must put a stop to this willful quest for facts.”

    “If we’re not careful we’ll end up with people making informed judgements, and that will lead to utter chaos.” . . .

    http://www.newsthump.com/2012/06/21/jimmy-carr-is-morally-wrong-pm-tells-people-capable-of-using-search-term-cameron-fortune-tax-haven/

    . . . in the off chance we get any UK lurkers, I’ll just leave this here: http://pastebin.com/7reif9TS

  6. gorj 6

    Where is everybody today?

    • freedom 6.1

      it’s the weekend in NZ,
      so naturally we are all working working working 🙂

  7. muzza 7

    LP – The site is telling me I am using an outdated browser, and the link indicates use of IE6, which is not the case..

    You trying to tell the users something 😉

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