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it happened (aka conservatives are rude) by ophalm
April 30, 2009, 11:44 am
Filed under: horrible, politics | Tags: , , , ,

posted by ophalm

I accidentally watched the news. I saw some article about boot camp and sending young children there to make tshirts for middle class white teens. in fact here are a couple from stuff here and here

but this post isn’t so much about that as it is about conservatives, those dirty fuckers. but the boot camp fiasco highlights the issue, and it’s timely with the recent posting about political correctness by an evidently uninformed young person

the gist of the boot camp article is that national in all their privileged wisdom want to sentence young offenders to boot camp for a while, help straighten them out. on the very surface this seems like a good idea I guess. but then we start getting some more opinions and facts coming through:

“We found no evidence whatsoever that it does anything other than to prepare young people to live in a military world, not be good family members,” Chief Families Commissioner Jan Pryor said. “In some instances they have been shown to increase offending.”

oh yeah..

Unicef’s Barbara Lambourn said the bill pandered to “populist and ill-informed pitchfork-and-torches mentality” and said harsher punishment increased the likelihood of reoffending. It also breached United Nations conventions. “…Children’s rights are being knowingly disregarded.”

uh huh..

Putting children in the criminal justice system also left them vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse and “put them in the company of their peer group which is just ideal for teaching criminality”.

on the news article on the ‘vision there was something along the lines of “those who work on the coalface, the youth workers say that this is a terrible idea”..

but what’s national doing? going ahead with it anyway. and this is to me what conservatism is all about. see we’ve got these priviliged white people who see a problem, and thinking back to their oppressive roots (being the oppressor) they conceive of the harshest way to deal with the problem within the realms of vaguely keeping human rights intact, because they generally believe that if something is bad people will avoid it and therefore crime will be stopped etc etc etc.

yet all the studies, evidence and opinions from those that are relevant say that’s not the way. they say we need a more reasonable approach – which probably requires more work and grace – that actually results in positive change, not just retribution. but conservatives just don’t give a fuck about any of that stuff and go ahead anyway.

and you can apply this theory to almost any attempt of social change that conservatives do. drug policies instantly jump to mind; “if we make the punishments for doing drugs harsh, people won’t do them and society will be saved” only anyone who has a clue realises that it doesn’t work. there is a problem in our society with drugs, but laws aren’t going to fix it, it’s a health issue.

I used to sum up conservatives (vs liberals) like this: conservatives want society to suit them and liberals want society to suit everybody and yes it’s a massive generalisation but it fits.

what’s most offensive of course is that the majority of the population is ignorant enough to vote conservatives into power every once in a while – and why? because the conservative approach of keeping themselves in the good and everyone else in the suck appeals to a large proportion of society who (believes) that it will keep the status quo with their privileged lifestyle.

a bit ott maybe? /rant

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Political Correctness by rogueview
April 28, 2009, 6:00 pm
Filed under: nonsensical | Tags: ,

posted by rogueview

Now I know it’s not an original topic because everyone knows its crap but hey. I was watching the news a few weeks ago, you know the horrible practically scripted set of repetitive crap that shows just how Bilingual our society is by opening with “Ki Ora and good evening” and the rest of the show is in English unless the story specifically corresponds to Maori landmarks and such. Anyway I heard our minister for Maori affairs Dr Pita Sharples claiming that the fact that the Supercity the government wants to make Auckland into will not include Maori seats is an example of “institutionalized racism” was anyone else shaking their heads with disbelief at this point? Literally the only thing that those seats do is force NEW ZEALANDERS who are not maori to have them.

Now last I checked the other seats in the council would be available to anyone, of any ethnicity as elected by the public to represent the public. This is the Democratic system and we know it has flaws but still. The only thing racist about those seats is having them, but apparently to Dr Pita Sharples racism cannot apply to any other race other than Maori. He also had this as his reasoning for having the seats. “we have not been able to have a Maori on a council, they have not been elected.” The clue is in the wording mate, elected, by the people you are representing. If the population wants a Maori candidate wouldn’t they elect them? Having seats for a racial group is discriminatory to all other racial groups. Just for the record let it be known that I do actually respect Pita Sharples on most things, he is a clever man and very nearly got my vote at the elections and I think his presence in government could do good things for our nation.

Another thing that really gets me is that on all of our forms in New Zealand they all seem to say “NZ Pakeha”. Now I get the whole pakeha thing is the name that the Indigenous Maori people of New Zealand gave to the original European colonists. But the problem with that is, I am not a European colonist, I am a New Zealander and I am damn proud of it. On those forms I refuse to tick NZ Pakeha because I am not. I am a New Zealander irrespective of what race my parents were or their parents and so forth so in the slot for OTHER I write in New Zealander. To then have the news (aforementioned rubbish that we must occasionally endure (why – ophalm?)) proclaiming that “Maori would like to be called New Zealanders” I thought that’s great, we can be a nation of one race but no they also wanted to be getting the other special privileges such as the university grants and the tribal payouts etc. That’s not equality. I just cant understand why people put up with it. Not that i am not sympathetic to the Maori rational as they were somewhat ripped off by the British colonizers with their land taken, I do believe that they should receive some compensation of sorts but at the same time, money that I as a taxpayer am paying to the government should not be being used to pay for an old dispute. Maori people were ostracised and outcast for a few generations and the language all but destroyed, there is nothing we can do to repair that, money sure doesn’t do it. We are however rebuilding that language, a friend of mine in Teachers College is having to learn Maori in order to be a Teacher, thats more of a step than payouts ever will be.

As a final comment towards the racial issues of political correctness, has anyone noticed those new Maori entities? The “Maori” drivers license, the “Maori” police and as one of my flatmates saw at the warehouse the other day, “Maori” girl guides. Good grief is there no point where people just think, wait a minute this is a bit over the top. The new decision by the New Zealand Geographical board to rename Wanganui Whanganui was ridiculous. Yes it was its name to Maori people but its been called Wanganui for the past 150 years why should it change now. Even our dear Otago is derived from the colonists mishearing Otakou. Are we going to have to change that too? And then what about Christchurch? Because that cannot be its traditional Maori name? The only logical reasonIi can think of for changing Wanganui is that it is a Maori name that is spelt incorrectly, so what. A name is a name, the worst thing is its purely appearance! It’s a silent freaking H. As you can tell I am very frustrated with the politically correct views that keep people from commenting on this kind of thing. Just because an issue is a racial thing doesn’t mean that we should just hush up and say nothing. That’s insane!



THE INTERNET IS GOLDEN PART J by dangercore
April 27, 2009, 5:51 pm
Filed under: nonsensical

posted by dangercore

vadarcop

TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST IS THERE ANYHTING I CAN SAY ABOUT THIS THAT WOULD DO IT JUSTICE? HOPEFULLY YOU PEOPLE RECOGNISE THAT A COP CAR IS NOT WHAT DARK VADAR IS ALL ABOUT

drunkkids

THIS IS BRITIAN. PRETTY MUCH IF YOU RAISE CHILDREN THERE THEY WILL UNDERAGE BOOZE AND SMOKE. WANT PROOF? I JUST GAVE IT TO YA

greenwilly1

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SO OFFENDED? STILL THIS WOULD PROBABLY CAUSE LESS ISSUES THAN THOSE BRATZ SEX DOLLS

negrodaubghter1

WELL THIS IS A PORN WITH A MESSAGE TO TELL PEOPLE AND THAT IS THAT YOUR INNOCENT DAUGHTER ISN’T QUITE AS INNOCENT AS YOU MIGHT THINK – INFACT SHE IS AN INTERRACIAL SLUT



news watch 26/04/09 by ophalm
April 26, 2009, 7:22 pm
Filed under: drugs, entertainment, horrible, mockery

posted by ophalm

will newspapers ever get the message that nobody reads them and that they are worthless? thankfully yes due to declining sales they will get the message through the sure messenger of redundancy

christianwasters

here’s some information for you. in order for cows to give us milk they need to have given birth to a little child cow. if the cow actually fed this child cow then the milk wouldn’t be available to drink. so the little cow is disposed of. so we have this mournful cow that’s being forced to give milk. and what happens to this milk?
a bunch of christians are using it in a skulling competition. apparently denigrating the binge drinking community isn’t enough for them so they need to try to copy it as their own, only managing to trivialise the poor cows suffering. good work there

compost
I guess overall it’s a good thing that the newspaper is encouraging composting, but seriously, do people really need to be taught how? can’t they just do it? put your old shit in a bin and wait. it might not smell good, or it might smell fantastic. eitherway your old shit will be even older and confined to one space

growingtaller
I can’t help but feel for the midgets who this advertising campaign neglects

crazycatloans
if there’s one thing more important in life than wiping your ass, it’s not getting a loan from crazy cat loans. you’d have to be so desperate and probably want to go spend that money on a new tail pipe or carbon fibre looking dash for your stupid fucking boy racer car.
ever notice how “boy racer” and “boy rapist” are similar word wise and refer to the same group?

homeschool
homeschooling is a great alternative to – the real world. if you feel the real world is threatening, if you think children should not think for themselves but only as you direct, if you have a family of 6 or more.. then this might be for you. not compatible with critical thinking or socialising

potato1
wow this article really puts the anal in banal

wallst
fuck jeeze guys I called for a boycott but you homos just don’t get it. you went and gave them money and a reason to exist. 😦 life is sad sometimes

robot
what I want to know is, why the hell didn’t I know about this earlier? arguably I could have read this newspaper when it came out but I had tests to fail and now I’ve missed out on Supreme Robot Challenge which was going to be one of the highlights of dunedin’s year and most likely my entire life

communitycampus
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weedclose
420 every day my friends – even the polytech agrees



best ways to die in dunedin III by ophalm
April 22, 2009, 10:10 pm
Filed under: terrible fiction | Tags: , ,

it’s been said that you can only die once. this was stated as fact by a medical professional so it’s not just hearsay either. and with this is mind, we ask ourselves why choosing death is so far down on people’s goals for life (usually). but here I am trying to bring death back, make it more fashionable than when james dean died of death related causes. and here is one of the more glamourous and kind ways to die

being sent a fatal amount of valentine’s day teddy bears from amy joseph

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not even sure is this is even aj, but a quick internet search reveals this to be a facebook picture of someone with the same name and relevant details. god bless the internet

as unlikely as you’d imagine this to be, it’s actually a common occurrence and spoken about around many a campfire all new zealand christian camps. I hear she buys them from a large range of shops, not alerting shop owners to her large purchases and consequently not gaining the label of “bear shopper”.
the manner in which the bears kill is largely unknown even to the police who examined the scene, as the only evidence found were a number of teddy bears with a lethality matched only by home and away brand generic “drugs”. it’s claimed the bears were delivered by courier and that the victims were required to sign, and what appeared to be an electronic signing box with poor signature recognition was really a death certificate but for the victims at the time this was unknown.

the main problem with this form of death isn’t the delicious and cuddly way of dying itself, but how to get this arranged. the specific array of bears isn’t just made up and I haven’t even found the method on the internet, only the lovely aj knows..
so I guess the first step you’d wanna take is being her boyfriend – or convincing her to take you as her girlfriend if the case may be. and doing this in time for valentines day. and not telling her your motive, because I mean, I’d be personally insulted if someone asked me out because they wanted to die..

only once a year people, only one very lucky person a year



Surcharges. What the shit!?!? by loisweathers
April 22, 2009, 8:20 pm
Filed under: drugs, dunedin, entertainment, horrible | Tags: , , ,

poasted by lois weathers

So I’m just a kid right, new to the whole bar scene. But don’t be fooled, I’m adaptable, I’ve gotten into it like a fish in water. Or as it be fresher in a pool of booze and barf.

This whole bar scene is very exciting, Im not a major piss fiend myself but I enjoy a social drink or two. And I rock some moves on the D floor. I have however seen the hard core piss fiends that seem to really enjoy getting so fucked up they cant even walk… with their scrumpy bottles attached to their hands, lying on the vomit covered ground. Sick fucks. Anywho. As you can see I think binge drinking is a really big issue in Dunedin. Otago is really seen as a party uni and that you can get by hungover. Some of you may find it really fun getting wasted and having to get a new liver later on in life but I think a few people are on my track and enjoy maybe one or two drinks and a fun night dancing. But those money hungry bar owners wont take that shit.

You may remember a while ago the bowler did this deal in which you would get a cheaper deal buying 5 or 6 of one drink than you would only buying 1 or 2. So the bargin deal makes us think we HAVE to get 6. Then suddenly your left with 6 drinks all at the same time that you have to skull down. The DCC went down hard on this as uni students were getting really fucked up and smashing shit. Now most money hungry bars would take this as a warning and most did until they came up with this new plot. Now this one is tricky to see through. Ten bar has a surcharge of $5 they put at the door. At first I was like “what the fuck makes 10 bar so fucking special!?” I mean they have sticky floors and urine/vomit covered toilets just like the rest of the bars. Why should I pay $5 to listen to the same music that’s in every other place? Then the bouncer kindly informed me that you got a free tequilla shot with it. I was interested a his definition that the shot was “free”.

But was it really? I was paying $5 to get in… And then getting a drink. Seems a bit fishy to me. What if I was sober driver for my friends?? I paid to get into the bar, and then their offering me this free shot. Whats a kid to do? And the choice of a shot was really a masterful one. As most people want some other drink after to get the rancid taste of tequila out of thier mouth. This is just asking for uni students to go in and get fucked up and smash some shit. But they’ve done it in this cunning way called a “surcharge”
Just wait man, my prediction is that soon every bar will have a “surcharge” that come with a “free” drink and then the worst will happen. Soon there will just be surcharges with no drink!!! Say no now dunedin!! We don’t want to be Sydney!!!!
BOYCOT THE SURCHARGE
Thanks for reading. LOL



THE INTERNET IS GOLDEN PART I by dangercore
April 22, 2009, 2:00 pm
Filed under: nonsensical

posted by dangercore

fuck-cars-red

WELL FINALLY SOMEONE PUT SIMPLE GENIUS ON THE MOST CONVINCING OF MEDIA A TSHIRT. CARS SUCK

34rac

I GUESS THIS GOES TO SHOW THAT BUFFALO LIKE TO DO ONE THING MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE AND THAT IS TO GET THEIR FUCK ON WITH ANYTHING

lovegbush

HAHA I’M GLAD SOMEONE HAD THE BALLS TO SNEAK INTO THE OVAL OFFICE AND TAKE PHOTOS OF THESE TWO LOVEBORDS. BRANGELINA IS OLD NEWS ITS ALL ABOUT BUSHDICK

tripcat

FUCK ME BUT THIS CAT; MAN DOES HE HAVE THE BEST JOB, PROLLY JUST SMOKED A FAT BOWL OF DMT