Posts by paulalambert
Hard News: Switched on Gardener: to what…, in reply to
Bust 'breaks cornerstone' of cannabis industry : nzherald link
this article states .. Once police knew who was buying the gear, they launched more stings to catch their targets in the act of growing and selling drugs.
i guess its a moot point how they gathered their targets - whether through surveillance of the shops or access to SOG computer records - but it certainly did happen as an immediate result of Operation Lime.
i too doubt it meant frontline beat cops were less likely to pick on poor brown kids, even taking into account a new 'warning' system, which was for 'cleanskins', that was also piloted in auckland around that time (subsequently 'rolled' out nationwide).
i do know those post-Lime busts netted a number of small very genuine medpot users - older, richer and paler - growing their own supply, who had to face the courts, and that is just the few that i know Norml found out about.
Hard News: Why did Stephen die?, in reply to
the outgoing labour/dunne/anderton govt gave us these
you may have to reload it a couple of times, it didn't open for me first time around ..
basically it is link to legislation of class d regulations
Hard News: Why did Stephen die?,
i saw stephen for 45mins here in chch a couple of weeks before he died.. all we talked about was what he'd been doing and his upcoming case.
he was very positive - as was i - that his case would eventually be more like a storm in a teacup, that he had a great defence, because he'd been doing everything right.
that he just had to last the distance as it dragged its way through the legal system.
as he left he mentioned the worst thing that'd happened was that he'd been forced to stop using real pot and had to resort to the synthetic rubbish, which he was sure was useless medicinally for him.
Hard News: Why did Stephen die?, in reply to
i think it is more like the police heirarchy wishing to retain their extensive search and seizure powers... cannabis is a door-opener of extraordinary convenience for them.
OnPoint: MSD's Leaky Servers, in reply to
lol, she is lizshaw25 on trademe. i read/post there from time to time and she's often promoting that new conservative party in the opinions/politics board.
on this MSD debacle, to Keith: fantastic work, what you've lifted the lid on is mind-boggling, thank you.
Southerly: Tower Insurance Have Some Bad…, in reply to
I'm in a green zone, no govt deals on offer. And not interested in living in any other part of Christchurch, I'd rather leave altogether.
If living on the edge of a demolition area with dodgy power, water and sewage really starts getting to me I can always sell to red zone refugees, there are heaps not wanting to leave this area.
However, how many times can you shake an old house before it goes over? How long is a piece of string? A couple more big ones and what will happen.... thats the sort of question lots are asking around here, so being bumped down to indemnity-only insurance - even though structurally pretty good, the electrics and plumbing are pretty modern - is a bit of a 'kick a dog when its down' situation. It may well happen to others, I doubt its just me.
Southerly: Tower Insurance Have Some Bad…,
I suspect few in the East will be financially capable of taking this to court.
I'm amazed noone has the option of getting their home repaired onsite and then moving it somewhere else.
I cycled the length of Locksley Ave today, doing a TradeMe pickup from New Brighton Road. House after house was munted, mostly brick so not so easily moved. All the lovely old wooden villas closer along the river to town would be prime candidates though.
Another instance of insurance companies seemingly moving the goalposts...
My annual insurance renewal clicked over a couple of weeks ago, and my cover was summarily reduced from 'Indemnity+Sum Assured' down to 'Indemnity'.
My home is a 90+yrs wooden villa in the green zone, approx 2km from the river, with not a drop of liquefaction on the property from any earthquake yet. I'm told "its an old house thing" but my premiums have, of course, increased.
Apocryphally, the hotline from POTUS to the Kremlin used this all through the Cold War.
Big cheers for the comprehensible replies, and especially that last bit pretty much clears it up for me!!
The loss of so much data makes the USA look fairly complacent in terms of security, I was amazed to hear there were three million people on their 'share' list.
For any tech specialists, how accurate could this be?
**I wonder if the yanks realise that releasing a million or so transcripts with time stamps will give other countries who have been capturing and databasing encrypted streams of these communications, all the data they need to crack the encryption algorithms these western systems are using, matching streaming encryption with the real texts, shouldnt take too long I would think...**
DynCorp, was using (US) government money to run a child prostitution ring"
They were renting boys like these
I signed this http://www.avaaz.org/en/wikileaks_petition/?cl=857969448&v=7750 yesterday morning at just under 2000 signatures, they have over half a million now. Assange being in custody has certainly got people thinking.
Yes I agree, its crazy. But the insidious doublespeak about alcohol and its nervous system effects is the vilest of all.
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