Open Forum – Friday

24 July 2015

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20 Comments

  1. -D

     /  24th July 2015

    Has anyone been following the Tania Billingsley case?

    It seems to have dropped off the radar… after saturation coverage.

    Same for Amanda Bailey.

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  24th July 2015

    Seems DPF has stuffed up Kiwiblog security – or its been hacked. If you login you can’t see any comments and your own comments hang. If you logout you can see the comments but you can’t comment. The last comment showing was made 40 minutes ago.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  24th July 2015

      Now Kiwiblog seems to be under a Denial of Service attack. Farrar posted it was being heavily attacked a day or two ago.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  24th July 2015

        Finally back up again after being down effectively for over an hour.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  24th July 2015

        Actually still intermittent. DDOS attack on-going?

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    • I’m can’t get it to load as of 5 minutes ago…. DPF has made some enemies I guess..

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  3. J Bloggs

     /  24th July 2015

    I haven’t been able to get onto KB all morning – couldn’t Log in, and now the site seems to be down completely

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  4. Missy

     /  24th July 2015

    David Farrar has tweeted that it is down for a short time while a software upgrade is occurring.

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  5. any further thoughts PG on your docs as served yesterday? rumour up here is Prentice has been served to, and i am told about 6 others – hopefully your in the clear !

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  6. I see that a UK ‘top cop’ has announced that cannabis use & growing a few plants for adults personal use will no longer be an arrestable offence in his region. Also other area commanders in other parts of the country are also looking at this option. They have not officially changed the law, just the priority; to commercial growers/suppliers ONLY.

    They could do the same here.. but I guess they need the extra ‘fodder’ to fill the Cerco prisons ?

    Methinks they would better spending the $90-100k per prisoner on : Education & Rehab. (outside of the prison) than just arbitrarily just following this broken policy, because they ‘prefer the devil they know, rather than one they dont’ (even if nearly every other ‘western country’ is NOW going that way.) 😦

    Aotearoa/NZ is starting to appear ‘backward’ & stuck in a draconian time-warp (ie zero-tolerance 1950s style)

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  7. Alan Wilkinson

     /  24th July 2015

    Just got an email about this: http://www.business.govt.nz/news/busting-six-myths-about-health-and-safety-reforms

    I don’t know how most small businesses can possibly manage the risks this law creates. It’s easy for big businesses that have a record of accident rates and can easily identify problem areas. Small businesses who have never had an accident but are exposed to a small chance on a huge range of possible accidents have nothing to go on until something happens out of the blue and the bureaucrats and courts all get wise after the event. Just another reason not to run a business.

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    • SME

       /  24th July 2015

      ‘ Just another reason not to run a business’

      Amen to that brother!

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    • Thx SLB I accept that your focus is medicinal use..

      BUT; the ‘War on drugs’ (esp. cannabis) is increasingly being accepted (O’seas) as a total failure & the CAUSE of most of the harm. (black-markets, gangsters, corrupt ‘officials’, overcrowded prison, huge costs etc.) This so-called Drug war, is actually a War on ‘freedom of CHOICE’ ! 😦

      Not every one who smokes a joint, becomes a heroin addict (the majority tend to stick to cannabis ONLY). Many do it as an alternative to Alcohol. I for one, refuse to accept that the ‘Legislature’ has any right to say ” Its OK to get drunk/be an alcoholic.. BUT; nothing else is socially acceptable !! ” Thats just TOTAL B-S

      btw; cool mo’ bro’

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