Does Slater run Lauda Finem?

Since Lauda Finem got heavily involved in the Ben Rachinger story there have been an increasing number of claims that the blog is an anonymous Cameron Slater tool. While nothing would surprise me in this convoluted story I’ve never been convinced that Slater is involved at all.

Standard authors have been pushing it – while at the same time seeming very keen to point out they are “beholden to no one”.

As far as I know, the majority of TS authors are folk like myself who are just activists or maybe hold low level functions in various political parties such as branch seccy or similar. There are no MP’s, no spin doctors, no ‘professional’ politicos at all. TS is beholden to no one.

So says Te Reo Putake, a Labour Party activist/unionist who has had an agenda to shut down and drive out any commenters he decides don’t fit the Standard message.

TRP on Slater and Lauda Finem:

LF is just a couple of Ak nutters without a clue about anything of substance. Like Rachinger, they’ve been used by Slater. They’re used for publicising stuff Slater is too scared to post on WO because of his previous difficulties with breaching name suppression. Just sad old men who think they’re above the law and no doubt will come a cropper sooner or later. Not trustworthy in any way shape or form.

Ironic considering Prentice ignores lawyer advice on suppression.

Paul Campbell added:

I had always assumed they were a wholly owned, but deniable, subsidary of Whaleoil enterprises inc

Greg Presland – one time lawyer for David Cunliffe’s donation trust so he should know something about legal matters like false accusations and name suppression – added:

It seems that the laudafinem site subscribes to the Cameron Slater maxim of giving back double. But smearing someone’s parents? How cheap.

It would help if they got their facts right. The article is ridiculed with inaccuracies.

Oodles of irony.

Incidentally Lauda Finem copped a lifetime ban at The Standard (January 2013):

IrishBill: what a pointless, self-obsessive, and banal mess of text. I’ve seen automated spam that did a better job of commenting than this. You’re banned for life for what I can only describe as one of the most tragic comments in the history of this blog.

Accusations have been rippling through Twitter as well. Including from journalists who should know better than putting speculation like this on public record (absent any facts). As detailed at Lauda Finem:

Matt Nippert set the tone, the rest followed, and then he Nippert collected his favourites

Note NZ Herald journalist Matt Nippert favouriting that.

Nippert, aka @MattNippert, in fact seemed to be amongst Rachinger’s rather small fan club, leading his own personal cavalry charge by retweeting very old correspondence attributed to David Fisher and favoriting a series of very unusual tweets that inferred that Cameron Slater owned and controlled Lauda Finem.

Alistair Thompson at Scoop has also stooped into this mess:

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And Matthew Blomfield filed in court recently (April 28th):

At paragraph 11. Blomfield has the clearly drug fucked temerity to falsely declare, effectively on oath;

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Blomfield at paragraph 9. had referenced an LF article http://laudafinem.com/2014/11/14/matthew-john-blomfield-the-house-of- cards-that-matt-built/, which Blomfield is now attempting to convince the court is all Slater’s work, that Kiwi Blogger Cameron Slater is the true identity of the person behind Lauda Finem.

So if Blomfield is now claiming that Cameron Slater owns, operates and or controls Lauda Finem there is one of two things going on.There is of course another possibility, one that is more than obvious if you actually have access to the truth and for the journalists now conveniently starting to promote the idea that Cameron Slater is actually the blogger Lauda Finem.

The circumstance must of course be very strange for the journalists, they have these allegations but no correspondence between Slater and Lauda Finem. No emails, no “threema” texts whatsoever, nothing not even a telephone call? there conclusion? Well it something along the lines of “God, Slater is LF…..we knew it, we just fucking knew it, it had to be that big fat cunt Slater”

Of course it had not crossed their tiny minds that LF has never spoken or corresponded with Slater for very good reason, and that reason is unfolding as we speak, courtesy of Slater himself in fact, his very loose lips and of course the text’s he though were being sent to Rachinger – all of course being read by Matthew John Blomfield, whilst posing as Benjamin Stephen Rachinger – just look at the vocabulary and structure, is it really the language Rachinger uses?

LF has never had to deal with Slater, the que of business people who Blomfield has harmed is long, as is the legal document trial, all of which of course is on the public record and freely available to those who care to spend the time looking.

This doesn’t sound like a self portrait:

There is another idiot among the throng queuing up for the fuckwit of the year award, one that we have not really mentioned yet, one that no ones really heard from either for that matter.  Anyone able to guess just who that might be?

That’s right, it’s Cameron Slater – the man who appears to have taken Rachinger, a self-confessed hacker, at his word. No checks, no balances, just open the door and let Rachinger in, hand him the keys and the run of the house.

Of course if Slater did believe Rachinger to be Rawshark, or in some way connected to that particular hacker, then of course that’s something he might do, but so far not a dickie bird from Mr Slater.

There appears to be enforced funkstille on Rachinger at Whale Oil.

Like everyone I’ve wondered who set up and runs Lauda Finem. I’ve never seen any evidence linking Slater to LF, just accusations. I will keep an open mind but at this stage it would surprise me if Slater has any input.

I’ve been observing Lauda Finem’s growing profile, largely due to their blatant breaching of name suppression on a number of occasions.

Slater has had his fingers burned in court over breaching name suppression and keeps a very tight rein on any potential breaches at Whale Oil. He does some dumb things at times but I doubt he would flout suppression as Lauda Finem does.

And it doesn’t sound like Slater to me.

Perhaps those who suggest conspiracies think that’s the way things are done from experience. But most likely it’s just standard use of accusations to try and discredit blogs they don’t like.

For the record I have no involvement with Lauda Finem and have no contact with anyone there to my knowledge. Unlike The Standard I operate independently as an interested observer of New Zealand politics on social media.

I put facts and posts of interest out there on public record so people can make up their own minds. A bit in common with Lauda Finem there but with a hugely contrasting style.

And I have no involvement with Slater or Whale Oil. Slater doesn’t like me because I’ve been prepared to challenge his messages and his methods. Bullies can’t tolerate being stood up to, so they ban nuisances like me.

Don’t they Cam. And Lynn. (Two bully bullshit artists with more in common than they would like to admit)

Those claiming Slater runs Lauda Finem should front up with some evidence. At least journalists should, or be more prudent. I don’t expect Standard bloggers to come up with evidence, they react badly to evidence being posted that challenges their agendas.

Matthew Blomfield using Rachinger against Slater?

Lauda Finem has another long – The Rachinger Conspiracy – He was the perfect weapon until he became the target – in which they claim that Ben Rachinger has been used by Matthew Blomfield to try and hit Cameron Slater (and Slater seems to have been sucked in). Excerpts:

Our story on Rachinger, when we looked at the evidence we hold, not all of it as yet in the public domain, yielded the same result – again Blomfield’s involvement. Of course this should come as no surprise really. The fact that it is unsurprising is also an indictment on the New Zealand MSM and the authorities who have failed to expose and prosecute Blomfield and his “Business” associates.

We are at this stage prepared to accept that Rachinger may in fact not have been aware of what had gone on in the early stages of Blomfield’s scam, but Rachinger would have to have been a complete monkey not to have figured it out at some point.

There is no doubt whatsoever that Rachinger has formed very strong opinions on Slater, with that we actually have very little problem. It’s the opinions that Rachinger has clearly formed around the Blomfield v Slater defamation case that are of concern to us, for reasons that will no doubt soon become apparent.

There’s a number of side stories. Then:

No, Rachinger has now been instructed to sing from another of Blomfield’s song sheets, the “OMG I’m receiving death threats and the cop’s won’t help me” aria. What’s more Rachinger’s singing like a fucking Canary – Staccato!!

It’s very much an oldie but goodie. There’s just one problem with it however, Rachinger’s not old or experienced enough to have known this particular song.  It’s a tune from the repertoire of a far more accomplished criminal mind – the person who handed Rachinger the score and told him to sing his little heart out, so obviously he’s done just as he was told, thats if twitter is anything to go by – yet again we see Rachingers talent for “social engineering”.

The fact is that Rachinger’s work had nothing directly to do with Rawshark. Rachinger had been Blomfield’s man inside all along, planted by Blomfield, paid for by Blomfield and at least two others and reporting to Blomfield, albeit on occasion working with corrupt cops and at least two thoroughly bent ex-cops, being Dan Thompson and his son Daniel Toresen.

There’s more on Blomfield’s business trainwrecking, and the association of Lynn Prentice at The Standard, but this seems to be the core of the story so far as Lauda Finem is telling it.

I await Rachinger’s counter. And perhaps Prentice.

Open Forum – Thursday

7 May 2015

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Ria Bond – Maiden Statement

New NZ First MP Ria Bond gave her maiden statement in Parliament today. An excerpt:

I wish to share with you my journey that I have travelled to be here. I was three years old when I was first removed from my family, and put into a foster home. I think on count from memory, I spent five times (years?) of my childhood life in a foster home.

That experience for me as a child was traumatic. That experience for me as a child without being explained what was happening by the social services was something that I wish no other child would have to go through.

Whilst the world was shocked with the movie Once Were Warriors, I was living it.

From out of that rose strength.

It rose courage.

It gave me character. At times it caused me tears, but I have to say it also gave me stubbornness.

You see, from that I built a dream, and that dream was to one day stand in this house as a member of Parliament, and look at how we can protect the children of the future.

That is something that is very dear to me, having grown up the life that I grew through.

I love my parents. I understand and forgave them that they did not have the skills to be prepared as parents.

Since they’ve had their mokopunas they have grown, and I’m very proud of the love that they share for us now.

They should be very proud of Ria today.

It’s worth listening to all of her speech.

Full transcript:

Maiden Statements

Speech – RIA BOND (NZ First)

RIA BOND (NZ First): Kia ora, Mr Speaker.

I am both honoured and humbled to finally stand in this House today to deliver my maiden speech. Firstly, I wish to congratulate the New Zealand First Party and our leader, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, with his landslide victory and winning the Northland seat. The party ran a flawless campaign with a simple message: send them a message. I believe that message has been delivered. We now have 12 MPs in the House.

I am proud to work with such a strong, balanced team that has high energy levels, experience, and talent in each of our fields of previous employment backgrounds that we each bring forward. I wish to share with you my journey that I have travelled to be here.

I was 3 years old when I was first removed from my family and put into a foster home. I think, on count from memory, I spent five times of my childhood life in a foster home. That experience for me as a child was traumatic. That experience for me as a child, without it being explained what was happening by the social services, was something that I wish no other child should ever have to go through.

Although the world was shocked by the movie Once Were Warriors, I was living it. From out of that rose strength, rose courage. It gave me character. At times it caused me tears. But I have to say that it also gave me stubbornness.

You see, from that I built a dream, and that dream was to one day stand in this House as a member of Parliament and look at how we can protect the children of the future.

That is something that is very dear to me, having grown up in the life that I grew through. I love my parents. I understand and forgave them that they did not have the skills needed to be prepared as parents. Since they have had their mokopunas they have grown. I am very proud of the love that they share for us now.

So the message that I want to share with other children is that if you have a dream, then you go after that dream. You do not let anybody stand in your way. You grab it with both hands and you surround yourself with people who can help you to achieve your dream.

They can be your teachers or your role models in the industries that you may wish to belong to in the future. So I am very proud that today that dream has come true for me. I truly recognise as I stand here in this House that those of us who move within it are not more important than the people we are here to represent—that is, the people of Aotearoa.

If I ever find that I abandon this belief, then I will have the graciousness to leave. I am half Māori and half Scottish. I have grown up equally in both worlds. My father is Hōterini Ariki Hōterini, son of who we used to call Grandad, my grandmother being Mātekina Hiriroa. In my family, when you are born on the land you received the name “Hoterene”. If you are not, then you receive the name “Shortland”.

My grandparents were farmers. Our land, Mataparoa,

It has been in our whānau for hundreds of years in the valley of Mōtatau. My uncles and aunties have all worked hard on the family farm, as Grandad was a recruiter for the army, and over the years my nana was often left at home to look after the farm.

Over the years, I am told, my grandfather was a proud, hard-working man who worked his children hard. I spent many holidays up on the farm. There was no electricity and no running water. You were taught to be self-sufficient. I am no stranger to hard work.

Mōtatau was rather unique, as over the years we have had eight whānau members stand as candidates, and six have entered this House as members of Parliament. This in itself is truly unique. I am very fortunate to have had some whānau who were great leaders, who inspired me throughout my life to make a difference.

As I stand here today I am surrounded by my whānau: Pita Paraone and Peeni Henare. My hope is that our children will one day aspire to follow in our footsteps. My Scottish ancestors travelled over on the boat from Scotland to Southland in 1834. My mother, Margaret Browne, daughter to Leslie McCreath and Iris McCreath, was a stay at home mother in my early years.

My mother’s family were also hard workers and believed firmly in earning their wages by manual hard work. When I was younger I used to travel on the Southerner from Christchurch to Invercargill to visit my relations. That service is still missed by the Southland public today.

I was born and bred in Palmerston North. I have four siblings. I am the youngest daughter. I attended Highbury Primary School. My teacher at the time, Miss O’Connor, recognised something in me back then and bet a year of her wages that one day I would be a lawyer or a politician.

Well, here I am. I hope you are still here, Miss O’Connor, to see that your prediction has come true.

We moved to Christchurch to the suburb of Papanui. I attended Casebrook Intermediate School. It was at this age that I found myself getting into a little bit of trouble. I hung with the cool crowd, was in a popular group, and made some poor decisions.

At the age of 14 we packed up and moved to Invercargill, where my grandfather Leslie McCreath, a fourth-generation Southlander, gloated that he was a great-grandson of Thomas Crapper, who invented the flush toilet. I attended Southland Girls High School. Non scholae sed vitae discimus—not for school but for life we are learning. This motto is as relevant to me today as it was all those years ago.

This school softened my hardened exterior, ironed out the kinks, gave me a fantastic education, and taught me how to be a lady. I found role models within the school who helped me change my ways and outlook on life—for the better.

My father did not believe hairdressing to be a career option for me. Instead, he had designs to put me in the navy, as our whānau were from the forces. So for 3 years I hid the fact that I was studying hairdressing while at school, at the Southern Institute of Technology.

It was not until I was 20 years old and the cake at my engagement party had a pair of scissors on it that it dawned on Dad that I had not listened to him. Hairdressing has been my chosen profession. It has been the profession that has helped me grow. It has been the profession that has taught me many of life’s skills that money just cannot buy.

I am really proud that I am a hairdresser and I am proud that other young hairdressers look up to me for inspiration so that if they have a dream, they too know that they can be very successful in achieving it.

I have some inspirational females in the hairdressing industry who helped me form my pathway on my journey to reaching here in the House. My interest in politics started at the age of 7.

I used to sit on the floor of my family home listening to the radiogram, to the booming voice of Sir Robert Muldoon with his infectious laugh and, to most children, a pretty scary-sounding voice, but not to me. I never knew what the problems were at the age of 7; all I knew was that I liked his strength and his character from his voice and from watching him on the news.

I wish to acknowledge my Invercargill electorate committee: Robyn, Marilyn, Lindsey Taylor, Eleanor Lawrence, Sharon Heads, Shirley Stenton, Steven Loscombe, Susan Liddy, New Zealand First Vice-President Murray Dawdrey—your absolute support and commitment to me over the last 5 years have gone beyond my expectations. I will never forget it. I am a single mother with two children, Johnathan and Maddison.

I work hard so my children can see that no matter how old you are in life, if you set your mind to achieve a goal, then you can achieve it.

I wish to thank my children’s father, Daniel Bond, for the support he has given me for 21 years. I will always remember you for that, and I hope to continue to receive your support for the next 20 or so years.

I am proud to be a New Zealand First list MP for Invercargill, where I will be devoting myself to advancing the concerns of Southlanders, from our elderly to our young, helping to improve the lives of Southlanders and also to ensure that there are opportunities of employment, growth in business, and growth in resources.

Opportunities will be looked at seriously by working closely in harmony with our council, stakeholders, and businesses so that Invercargill is not forgotten about here in Wellington.

It is life lessons that I have learnt from, the things that I have seen growing up that I wish no child would ever have to witness, for what did once shock the world in Once Were Warriors made me understand that from bad comes good. Family violence is not acceptable. It is not meant to become the norm in some families.

It has been because of these lessons that I stand here today as a survivor of family violence and proud that I have reached my dream to become a member of Parliament for New Zealand First. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Donations don’t necessarily win elections

The 2014 (election year) donation returns have been released. David Farrar has posted some handy lists in 2014 donation returns including:

Total Donations from donors over $1,500 are:

  1. National $3,977,537
  2. Internet $3,500,000
  3. Conservatives $2,971,000
  4. Greens $969,384
  5. Labour $939,411
  6. ACT $726,187
  7. Internet Mana $656,227
  8. Maori $420,000
  9. NZ First $132,156
  10. Mana $31,194
  11. Focus NZ $22,880
  12. ALCP $9,138

That highlights:

  • the futility of the multi-millions pored into campaigns by Colin Craig and Kin Dotcom
  • the success of National in fundraising (popular parties attract donors)
  • Labour’s financial struggles
  • United Future’s absence

But in The Soap Box: Money can’t buy votes Felix Marwick at Newstalk ZB points out that a single total doesn’t tell the whole story about the effectiveness (or not) of donation levels.

But when you compare the Green Party’s donations to what they got at the 2011 election it really jumps out at you that they almost doubled their election year take. $492,000 to $970,000 is a huge jump.

So the Greens doubled their >$1500 donations but that didn’t translate into a better result, their support barely changed.

Farrar points out:

With National, they also get millions from party members subscriptions which are under $1,500 each. So I suspect that overall less than 20% of their income comes from major donors.

Greens do a lot of donation promotion, frequently pushing for micro donations, for example from a recent email fronm Russel Norman:

The Green Party leads the opposition to the TPPA in Parliament and in the community. This is why it’s more important than ever to step up our grassroots campaign to share our vision for a cleaner environment, a fairer society and a smarter economy with all New Zealanders.

Please donate $3 today to ensure this vision gets maximum exposure in the media and in our communities.

The amount if these sorts of donations isn’t reported. And it doesn’t seem to have translated into more votes for Greens.

Greens also got a sizeable $451,662 of >$15000 of donations compared to Labour’s $251,000 – and $162,000 of that was from unions, so Labour a missing out on major donations.

The Green >$15000 total will be boosted by their MP tithing which in past years has been $15-20,000 each.

Paul Henry still failing to impress

I occasionally go back to the Paul Henry Show, just to get reminded why I don’t like it – it’s too opinionated, with Paul Henry dominating. A shame because I don’t mind Hillary Barry and Jim Kayes.

So I switch back to One’s Breakfast, which I never liked much but is less bad. And barely watch it as I do the ‘net.

I’m obviously not the target demographic. In the early morning I’m interested in finding out as much about news and views as I can, not just one person’s views interspersed with a bit of news that’s often either stale or trivial (and often both).

Throng reports on the morning TV ratings.

Ratings: The Paul Henry Show week 4

Four weeks in and The Paul Henry Show enjoyed its first positive move on the previous week with a less than 1% gain on the previous week to have an average audience between 7am and 9am of 44,288 viewers.

Breakfast was up 2% on the previous week to an average audience of 135,300.

So Paul Henry is either failing to impress or is an acquired taste. But I’m unlikely to acquire an interest unless there’s a specific item signalled on Twitter that I’m interested in. I’ll keep looking for what interests me rather than be glued to a bit of a goon show.

United in Compassion on medical cannabis

Posted on at ‘United in Compassion’ on Facebook:

In 2010 the NZ Law Commission released a report recommending and supporting changes in legislation to allow for the use of Medical Cannabis, imagine how progressed we could have been on this issue in NZ had the review been acted on by those able to do so!? Instead New Zealander’s from every walk of life, young and old where illness knows no boundaries are suffering and watching from afar while other people globally are benefiting from the use of Medical Cannabis through various individual govt regimes in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Iran, North Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, 23 State’s of the USA and soon to be allowed in Puerto Rico.

Part of the 2010 NZ Law Commission’s report below;

‘Under a proposed scheme, people suffering from chronic or debilitating illnesses would be able to use cannabis under medical supervision, particularly where conventional treatment options had proven ineffective.

Cannabis cultivators would be licensed to provide medicinal marijuana in the same way as other legitimate dealers in controlled drugs, the report said.’

What does the Wanaka earthquake mean?

What does the Wanaka earthquake mean? Probably not much apart from the fact that New Zealand is susceptible to random-ish earthquakes.

It’s been reported as the largest earthquake in the area for more than 60 years. I grew up about 50 km from Wanaka and felt earthquakes were rare, I can only remember one of significance and it was quite mild.

I’ve also lived a lot of my years in Dunedin. Feeling earthquakes here used to be uncommon too. Until the Christchurch earthquakes.

The September 2010 earthquake (7.1) was in the middle of the night and woke me up, then caused a few concerns for a while. It was a major shake even this far from the epicentre.

Then one of my first thoughts was: “Who’s is copping the worst of this? Fiordland? Is it the big one on the alpine fault?”

Fiordland seems to get earthquakes quite often and they’re sometimes big enough to feel here, across the other side of the island. So that’s a likely candidate when we get a bit of a shake here. The Alpine Fault hasn’t slipped big time for a few hundred years but is supposed to be about due, give or take a few decades.

I was at work when the Wanaka earthquake struck on Monday. I work in a fairly earthquake sensitive building or part of town. I felt Christchurch’s February 2011 (6.3) one there, it was a major shake along with significant building creaking. It was very disconcerting even this far away.

The Wanaka quake wasn’t as severe here but it was getting up there. It started with the now familiar creak and then a series of wobbles and creaks for a minute or so. It caused a bit of concern in the building.

We also felt a number of Christchurch aftershocks, anything over about 5 was strong enough to creak and wobble.

I’ve worked in the office for fourteen years (and for a couple of years in the same building in the early 90s) and until the Christchurch quakes had never felt one there. So it’s a new phenomenon.

What does this mean? Probably that there happens to be a cluster of quakes in the South Island big enough to be felt.

When I feel a quake I usually go straight to Geonet to see how big and where it was centred. Then I check Twitter out because first reactions are quick to appear there.

But what we feel is just the tip of the earthberg.

Earthquakes in New Zealand in 2014:

  • 4.0-4.9 : 547
  • 5.0-5.9 : 81
  • 6.0-6.9 : 9
  • 7.0-7.9 :
  • 8.0 and over

Earthquakes in New Zealand 1960-2014:

  • 4.0-4.9 : 24,200
  • 5.0-5.9 : 2,750
  • 6.0-6.9 : 144
  • 7.0-7.9 : 22
  • 8.0 and over : 0

So that means a major (7+) quake every 2 or 3 years, a significant (6) quake 3 times a year and 50 quakes over 5.0 that can be easily felt in the locality of the epicentre plus much of the surrounding island/s.

Here’s the stats:

Frequency of New Zealand Earthquakes (1960 to 2014)
Magnitude Annual Average Minimum Maximum “Rule of Thumb”
4.0 – 4.9 440 184 1,343 1 per day
5.0 – 5.9 50 19 127 4 per month
6.0 – 6.9 2.6 0 9 2 per year
7.0 – 7.9 0.4 0 2 1 per 2.5 years
8.0 or over 0 0 0 1 per century*
* Based on geological investigations and historical record of earthquakes.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program displays 
Worldwide Earthquake Facts and Statistics
, located by the USGS National 
Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). This includes a table illustrating the 
relationship between changing magnitude, and ground motion and energy.

They don’t call us the Shaky Isles for nothing.

The Wanaka earthquake simply means we get quite a few earthquakes in New Zealand, and it’s difficult to know when and where the next big one will be.

And to be more accurate Monday’s earthquake wasn’t centred on Wanaka, it was closer to Mount Aspiring, in mountains near the Matukituki Valley. A beautiful place to visit with some great walks (my favourite is to the Rob Roy track which goes up off the west branch valley). It’s probably still safe to go there.

Open Forum – Wednesday

6 May 2015

This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isn’t spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is to encourage you to raise topics that interest you. 

Comments worth more exposure may be repeated as posts.

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  • If possible support arguments, news, points or opinions with links to sources and facts.
  • Please don’t post anything illegal, potentially defamatory or abusive.
  • Debate hard if you like but respect people’s right to have varying views and to not be personally be attacked.
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Rachinger tweeting again

Ben Rachinger has resumed drip feeding his revelations – after complaining about the media ignoring him.

I’ll finish the story myself once I wind down today. They can’t hit me with defamation judgements. Because I’m right

Hahahahahahahahaha.

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Here’s what accessing Threema from my phone is like (Part ?)

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Part Two.

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So once past that evidential proof stage, let’s examine the messages contained within.

Just remember, “no proof”.

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Was Slater getting a cut?

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The Prime Minister of this country calls someone who speaks to Organised Crime, hires hacks and is clearly untouchable even when “bankrupt”.

A list and summary of most of the Rachinger Posts

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