I see strange parallels between the gun and the America's cup - it's a famous chunk of metal that is somewhat unexpectedly being returned to the one who held it in the mid 90's...
Posts made by aucklandwarlord
RE: Anzac Day
My first ANZAC day overseas and me and a kiwi colleague went to the service at Hellfire Pass in Kanchanburi. Some of the toughest sections of the infamous death railway were cut through sheer rock there.
Incredible service. You walk down through the pass with only flame torches lighting the way. There werent many kiwis there but was packed with aussies. They lost something like 13000 POWs building the railway, doing 15 - 18 hour days of physical labour while dodging beatings from the Japanese and suffering illness.
They had two old diggers who were 100 and 95 there as guests of honour. They were both POWs in the area during the war. I swear someone was cutting onions next to me when the old boys laid their wreath.
As an aside, i saw those anti war protesters on the news. I don't think the kid came across that great, but i reckon there would be a niche for a hero in a cape and mask to turn up and thump pricks like this. I would chip in for legal fees. There is also case law relating to burning flags at ANZAC ceremonies that suggests they cant be charged with offensive or disorderly behaviour unless someone is sufficiently offended so this yet-to-be hero would be doing the police a favour...
I wholeheartedly support the right to protest, but doing it at an ANZAC service just make you a fluffybunny, IMHO. If i turned up to their vegan meetings and started cooking a lamb on a spit, I'm sure they'd all have a cry.
RE: NFL 2016
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, acquitted of a double murder just days ago, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning, Massachusetts prisons officials said.
Sad end to a sad story of opportunity lost
Seems to be a problem that a few American sportsmen face - they come up from the "hood" and they still want to keep it real when they make it big. Unfortunately they get dragged down by people around them.
I don't feel overly sorry for him - he made the choice to kill someone, he reaps the consequences of that. In America, those consequences are very big ones.
RE: NZ Politics
Yup. In the same way you can't outswim a shark, you can't outrun a land-shark.
It's funny that the whole age thing even comes into play, given the amount of young teenagers or pre-teens who want to commit adult crimes.
I feel I might have already told this story on here but when I was frontline we had a failing to stop along Tamaki Drive late one night with a stolen Toyota Landcruiser that was being used in a series of robberies and various other types of crime around the city. We had the helicopter overhead so as per protocol, they took the lead in the pursuit and we pulled back. The offenders ditched the car in a street in a swanky street in St Heliers and split up in different directions. The car was overloaded with about 6 or 7 people so the helicopter was directing cops to the locations of the offenders, spread across 4 or 5 properties in the street.
I got directed to go and grab someone who was hiding down the side of the house. I'd left my torch in the car in my haste to get out. When the guys in eagle suddenly said my offender was making a run for it, and was going to directly cross my path down the side of the house, I couldn't see much. We had no idea what we were going into or who we might end up arresting, so I saw the dark figure flash across in front of me and I laid on possibly the best tackle I've ever made in my life. Hard and flush, right up under the rib cage, with my full weight landing on top of them. The sound of all the air escaping their lungs was fairly satisfying to me, given I was full of adrenaline from the chase.
Turns out the offender I tackled was a moderately sized 13 year old girl, who had been in the car, had been involved in all of the robberies, and who had a pocket knife and a screw driver in her pocket.
The point of the story (other than that 13 year olds are suprisingly satisfying to tackle) is that I had no idea of the age or race of the person I was using force on, as the dog handler in the story wouldn't have, and even if I had known their race, it wouldn't have mattered in a fluid situation. Also, 13 year olds are committing adult crimes with greater frequency, and a 13 year old swinging a knife would kill or maim an officer just as well as a 40 year old swinging a knife. It's a shame Marama Fox can't grasp this concept before she opens her mouth and cries racism.
RE: NZ Politics
This article could fall under three threads currently in off-topic (justice system 2.0, alternative needed for shit NZ media and this one), but this seems the most fitting.
How this tripe makes the paper is ridiculous. How the use of Police dogs becomes a political issue is even more ridiculous, given it's really more an indictment about the demographics of who is committing crime.
I didn't know much about Marama Fox prior to reading this article, but apart from suspecting she may be borderline retarded, I see she only got into parliament in 2014 on the list, and is now the co-leader of the party? That's everything that's wrong with the MMP system right there.
In regards to the actual content of the article, the original article should probably have been titled "12 year old breaks into Kindergarten and refuses to co-operate with Police" instead of "Police set attack dog on 12 year old".
RE: Wikileaks CIA releases.......
When do they start releases hacks that make the Russians look bad? Oh.. yeah..
I am amazed how many people think a Russian proxy tossing information out is awesome.
Its bizarre that people think this weirdos behaviour is somehow constructive and most of the time his "revelations " are a let down or obvious to most people anyway. And like you said its completely one way, if he's as awesome as he thinks he is when it comes to hacking surely he can get past Russias cyber security? It seems more likely they've been drip feeding him stuff for years knowing that the narcissistic douche would happily take credit for it.
Since the election there's been a weird change in attitudes to Assange and wikileaks , he was a hero to leftards but now rwnjs like Sarah Palin are saying this about him.
Also he might be banging Pamela Anderson.
If the American government doesn't get him the hepatitis will...
We were on tanks in Beachlands before I left NZ and it sounds like they're having the opposite problem out there according to the local Facebook page. People are draining their tanks to make room for the expected influx.
Isn't the water "shortage" something to do with there being so much silt in the water reservoir at the moment that they can't process it fast enough?
RE: Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz
@Crucial All media should listen to his security friends and leave him alone forever.
He'd be begging them to come back in 5 minutes, once he realized exactly how little people actually cared about his activities.
It said it all when John Key was contemplating resigning and his wife and daughter were 100% behind him but Max wanted him to stay on and keep being the prime minister. Mainly, I presume, because he realised that without his Dad being PM he'd be even less significant than he already is
RE: Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz
Meanwhile Max Key watch continues.... this takes the piss perfectly
What a dick.
(Mind you I used to think the same about Phil Schofield when he was an annoying weedy pom prancing around Auckland hosting Shazam and trying to ingratiate himself with bands and groupies. He actually did become very famous and very rich....)
Such a good article. I read it via the herald website and can say with 100% certainty it's the best article I've read on there for the last 2 years. What an absolute douche.
RE: NZ justice system 2.0
@antipodean I dealt with a guy once who had previously been arrested and charged with indecent assault for grabbing a female cop's ass in the processing area. He got quite a hefty sentence for it as well, something like 8 or 9 months inside. To be fair, he had an atrocious criminal record, but it's not unheard of.
Meanwhile, girls on hens nights and 45 year old cougars stinking of alcohol and cigarettes on girls nights out grab male cop's asses as they please with no further consequences. Who says society is equal haha