Friday, August 31, 2007

Abusing Children

Surely someone else saw this or knows the people involved. Child abuse happens because we no longer get involved in other people's business. We need to put a stop to this behaviour. It is not good enough.
These things exist because we allow them too. It is up to us!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Idiocy in Aotearoa

A guy flew from Auckland to Christchurch this morning. That cost him $39. He then got a taxi from the airport to downtown Christchurch. That cost him $42! An hour's flight over a 5 minute taxi ride. Someone, somewhere, is being ripped off.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lost another blog css file!!!!

I can't believe it. I managed to lose the css file for my blog! Have had to upload a blogger template. Frustrating.
Lost all my links???? Oh well, here I go. From the beginning again.

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Life-threatening flaw in phone system

Someone had a great idea. Lets have a phone system that requires mains power to run. Wait, hang on, what happens if there is a power cut and we need emergency services? Oh yeah, what would happen? I know, we can use semaphore (is that how its spelt?), what about smoke signals? Interesting. You'd think they had they muns to hire someone who would've thought of that. Can't believe all those high powered minds didn't have this covered.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Why teach???

Why would a man go into the teaching profession? To help young people learn, set goals, work towards achieving said goals, the buzz that goes with watching children reach said goals. No way is the motivation for being a teacher anything to do with dragging screaming and kicking, young teenage men into the world so that they can compete meaningfully in the game of life. I'm not sure how it came about that parents attitudes to teachers turned to scorn and disrespect. The "you don't have to" mentality that seems to prevail. The "you have rights" attitude, but "no responsibility." It seems to end like this. Watch out folks, you'll get what you wish for!

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nearly time to let the All Blacks out of the changing shed!

I was reading just how different this preparation for the Rugby World Cup has been. According to the "senior" All Blacks, they have (the management team) done a great job. Rugby (All Black) is very important to us down under. When the AB's are doing well, there's a skip in the air at home. I have found it interesting to note the sniping from Laporte and Kearns. Even the English rugby boss is having a good go at the AB's. Pleasing to note that "we" are staying out of it. Well done boys. Lets just do our talking on the field. As a fan, I can handle losing one comp every 4 years. We win everything else.
I can feel the energy though. This cup should be good.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Fair Point

This arrived in my inbox this morning. I guess its not just us.
I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.
In order to get that pay cheque when I work on a W.A. mine site or a Kalgoorlie construction project, I am required to Pass a random urine test, with which I have no problem.
What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test.
Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare cheque because I have to pass one to earn
For them?? Please understand I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet.
I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sit on their ass drinking piss & smoking dope.
Could you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance cheque?????

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Clark 'appalled' at Air NZ's Iraq troop flights

I'm not often in agreement with our current government, but I surely do agree with them over this. I only fly about 5 times each year, but it will not be with Air New Zealand until they do something about this.
Shame on you Air New Zealand!

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Toddler 'left in excruciating pain' for days

Read this and wonder what is going on? Who's society is this? Who raised these people to be parents? How come the total lack of care for our children? When will something be done to make life easier, more pleasurable and more productive for the family unit? Has good parenting gone forever? Must we ALL be at work ALL the time? What space is there for family in our nation? Be careful, its on the way out!

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Abused toddler Nia Glassie dies

The Rotorua three-year-old who suffered horrific injuries in abuse allegedly carried out by those who cared for her has died.
Nia Glassie died this afternoon, at 4.12pm, at Starship children's hospital in Auckland.
She had spent most of this week on a ventilator in a coma, after allegedly suffering months of horrific abuse.
Rotorua coroner Wallace Bain revealed that Nia had died.
Police said there would be a post mortem examination of Nia's body in Auckland tomorrow.
Here is the story. What more can one say?

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Graham Carden-fraudster!

I had an experience with Graham William Carden. He ran (or should I say mis ran) a rugby league academy in Porirua. He hired me (and some others) to do some coaching work. Teaching the basics of physical preparation and the like. He tried to pressure me into delivering a "first aid" course for him and I was not qualified to do it. To cut a long story short, I left his academy pretty quickly when I realised how manky he was/is. He still owes me some muns. Won't get it though. Not surprised to see this article on line.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Nia Glassie, abused 3 year old.

So. Oriwa Kemp, Michael Curtis, William Curtis, and Michael Pearson are in fear of their lives after they were accused of putting Nia Glassie (3 years old) in hospital with severe head and abdominal injuries. It seems that Nia will suffer brain damage and Lord knows what else. They it seems, did not hold Nia's life in such regard. There is also Nia's mother's partner Wiremu Curtis, who is out on bail. I think that they have given up their right to safety from the wolves who would feed on them like the carrion that they are. I do not condone capital punishment but neither do I feel compassion for their fear. Taste some of what you did to Nia.

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