Open mike 30/01/2010

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 30th, 2010 - 15 comments
Categories: open mike - Tags:

mike

Topics of interest, announcements, general discussion. The usual rules apply (see the link to Policy in the banner).

Step right up to the mike…

15 comments on “Open mike 30/01/2010”

  1. marco 1

    Lynn Fiebig plead guilty in the Wellington District Court yesterday to swindling the IHC out of almost $600,000.

    If ripping off the disabled wasn’t enough, she channelled the money into her luxury Ohakune lodge. According to the Dom Post “Valued at $720,000, no expense was spared: king-sized beds with 1000-threadcount Egyptian cotton sheets, goosedown pillows and a New Zealand cedar sauna room.”

    Ms Fiebig so far has refused to comment on whether she will pay back the money.

    People like Ms Fiebig only think of themselves. They have no value to society and should not be shown any mercy in sentencing. She was well aware of what she was doing. She took money from people who are less fortunate than herself and used it for her own interests. There was no gambling addiction, no partner abuse….just plain greed.

    • Bill 1.1

      “She took money from people who are less fortunate than herself and used it for her own interests. There was no gambling addiction, no partner abuse .just plain greed.”

      Sounds like more or less every boss I’ve ever come across. Are you suggesting we lock em all up and throw away the key?

      Thing is. What would we do without them as examples to lead the way in life! Would we, as incapable lessers soon descend into a brutish state of chaos whereby survival becomes the privilege of the fittest and meanest. Capitalism redux?

      Or would we descend laughing and dancing into a highly democratic and equitable state of anarchy?

      • marco 1.1.1

        So your saying her example of stealing from kids with Downs Syndrome is something to be held aloft as an example for all of us to aspire to?

        Your not quite right in the head are you?

        • Draco T Bastard 1.1.1.1

          You missed the sarcasm didn’t you?

        • Bill 1.1.1.2

          I said her motives as outlined by you, are the same motives that drive bosses. Those motives are reprehensible in both cases.

          You disagree?

  2. randal 2

    I suppose she voted national tooo?

    • lukas 2.1

      No, she is corrupt, must have voted Labour, Greens, RAM or some other left wing party…. see how stupid this game is?

    • Georgia 2.2

      I wonder if anyone gets the message?
      The nats are the same old, same old.

      • Georgia 2.2.1

        Have they got it going on? trial and error it seems.
        But I don’t want to give up on them, maybe I know something that others may not know about this political party, that they don’t even know. They are just as susceptible to corruption as anyone else, but there is ‘underlying’ hope, rare for a political party.

  3. If the lodge is owned by a Company or Trust it likely can’t be directly attacked, so she’ll probably get 2 years jail, be out after 8 months and have a nice place to go to. That’s justice for you!

  4. felix 4

    Just found this ongoing series of films, stories, research and archive material about Afghanistan on Adam Curtis’ blog. Looks like good rainy day reading. So probably not today then.

    Captcha: sun

  5. todd 5

    If the lodge is owned by a Company or Trust it likely can’t be directly attacked, so she’ll probably get 2 years jail, be out after 8 months and have a nice place to go to. That’s justice for you!

    Wrong.
    For a start you can only gift so much into a trust each year so as its been only 3-4 years that will not work for her.
    Also not even a trust is above the law,if it can be proved that property has been aquired through unlawfull gains.

  6. I’d confiscate the lodge and turn it into a holiday hostel for disabled kids. Failing that, some sort of name and shame campaign to limit bookings ?

    but to be honest i can’t see that working. like Fiji for all its troubles still doesnt have trouble attracting tourists.

    it’s funny for all our altruistic leanings nature still selects for the greedy. must be that “selfish gene” we choose to act upon.

    maybe thats why the elite wealthy feel superior, cos they’ve evolved beyond working for a living to just preying on those who do have to work for a living.

    • Olwyn 6.1

      You can become redundant to the rest of the group at either end of the spectrum, as the French aristocracy discovered in the 18th century. This is something that Michale Laws tends to overlook in his social-Darwinist rants.

  7. 21st century elites aren’t as conspicuous as their 18th century counterparts. They’ve adapted and learned how to hide in plain sight.

    the whole preying on the weak and vulnerable thing hasnt changed much though.

    time for a new revolution and a bit of a purge methinks.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Compliance strengthened for property speculation
    Inland Revenue is to gain greater oversight of land transfer information to ensure those buying and selling properties are complying with tax rules on property speculation. Cabinet has agreed to implement recommendation 99 of the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final ...
    3 days ago
  • Plan to expand protection for Maui and Hector’s dolphins
    The Government is taking action to expand and strengthen the protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these native marine mammals. Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash ...
    3 days ago
  • Cameras on vessels to ensure sustainable fisheries
    Commercial fishing vessels at greatest risk of encountering the rare Māui dolphin will be required to operate with on-board cameras from 1 November, as the next step to strengthen our fisheries management system. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Fisheries Minister ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Greatest number of new Police in a single year
    A new record for the number of Police officers deployed to the regions in a single year has been created with the graduation today of Recruit Wing 326. Police Minister Stuart Nash says the graduation of 78 new constables means ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax
    New Zealand is pushing on with efforts to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share of tax, with the release of proposed options for a digital services tax (DST). In February Cabinet agreed to consult the public on the problem ...
    2 weeks ago