Those upset about this case… The Human Rights Commission plans to prosecute the Sensible Sentencing Trust for breaching a serial paedophile’s* privacy. It stems from the trust printing the man’s name and details of his offending on its website. The commission says this breaches his privacy because the trust does not mention that he has… Continue reading Sensible Sentencing Trust not the first victim?
Category: Government Incompetence
The Left’s solution to everything
I nominate this for commment of the day: I agree that NZ Super […. insert name of government institution here ….] is not sustainable in its current form, butraising the eligibility age […. insert suggested fundamental, structural change here ….] is not the only possible solution. How about reintroducing a surtax, […. insert name of new tax here … ]
A disturbing case
Once again, political correctness trumps common sense. Robert Henderson is due to appear before the Human Rights Tribunal on November 30 for telling a nursing home one of its employees was a drug addict. In 2003, Henderson rang the nursing home and told the charge nurse that a caregiver, who was on a methadone programme,… Continue reading A disturbing case
Why TSA Security is an utter waste of time
Why pat down people when this can happen? Since airport security horror stories seem to be the prevalent news item at the moment, Eyeblast released this video Tuesday which shows Adam Savage speaking to an audience at an event called wOOtstock 2.0 in Seattle last May. Savage, of Mythbusters fame, claims that he accidentally passed… Continue reading Why TSA Security is an utter waste of time
Just when you thought you’d heard the most ridiculous airport security story…
…someone comes up with a better one. RedState (Hat Tip: Patterico) has this story of solders flying into the US. When we were on our way back from Afghanistan, we flew out of Baghram Air Field. We went through customs at BAF, full body scanners (no groping), had all of our bags searched, the whole… Continue reading Just when you thought you’d heard the most ridiculous airport security story…
Where is the fat from the Good Times?
Idiot makes a point about public sector pay increases. All of these strikes have the same cause: government penny-pinching. Government departments and DHBs are offering nil or derisory wage-rises. And in an environment of high inflation and rising living costs (GST, childcare etc), that is exactly the wrong offer to make to highly trained and… Continue reading Where is the fat from the Good Times?
UK Education Priorities
Remember this? A fifth of British teenagers believe Sir Winston Churchill was a fictional character, while many think Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur and Eleanor Rigby were real, a survey shows. Well, today we have… Teenage girls are being taught how to walk in high heels in a government-funded college course in the UK. The six-week… Continue reading UK Education Priorities
The Obscenity of Subsidising Recycling
Was browsing the BBC, and came across this gem. 11. I buy these little beauties for a quite different reason. The floppy disk costs an average of £3.66 for 200, however they have a resale value of £5.50 at any good computer recycling centre, so I buy them in bulk and simply sell them directly… Continue reading The Obscenity of Subsidising Recycling
We are blacked out. Better late than never 🙂
Toll Roads and Crashed Airships
Today we have a great example of why the private sector succeeds where government fails. It’s hidden at the end of this article. “The decision to monitor the use of the toll road reflects the current economic climate and how we must ensure we get maximum benefit from the money that we spend.” Mr Bristol… Continue reading Toll Roads and Crashed Airships