How about a 3-strikes law for government? (12 Sep, 2018)

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How about a 3-strikes law for government? (12 Sep, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:05 am

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Seriously -- who could not call the government's actions in the case orf Kim Dotcom "abusive"?

They've had their three strikes so how about Mr Dotcom gets some kind of immunity from further prosecution in respect to past deeds?

When the Human Rights Tribunal rules in his favour, you'd think that would be an end to the matter -- but no, the government then appeals that decision (at great expense to taxpayers) -- and that can only be seen as the continuation of a mean-spirited vendetta by people whose noses have been severely put out of joint by the courts on three occasions.

Enough is surely enough?

I'm no Kim Dotcom fanboi but if they can do it to Kim, they can do it to any of us -- unless we make sure that the protections which are supposed to prevent this sort of thing are immutable and enforced (which presently they most certainly are not).

What do readers think -- or are YOU to scared to put your head above the parapet for fear of attracting the unwanted and vindictive attentions of the state and its US puppetmasters?
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Re: How about a 3-strikes law for government? (12 Sep, 2018)

Postby phill » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:22 am

at risk of seeming to join the conspiracy theorists
it does seem strange that the tactics of unethical, unending harassment by spurious legal claims that comes straight out of the ria and friends handbook
is being used by public servants in nz against an nzér for a case basically started by .. ria and friends
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )
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Re: How about a 3-strikes law for government? (12 Sep, 2018)

Postby GSVNoFixedAbode » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:49 am

Certainly an international stain on NZ's reputation.

I'd really like to see some senior MPs in the spotlight on TV being asked some pointed questions to at least alert the sheeple. Trouble is, many of the same power group also control or have controlled our media. There are very few senior 'investigative journalists' given airtime on mainstream TV and newspapers. For example John Campbell was wasted in a 5pm slot on RNZ, and his removal from TV3 was politically driven.
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Re: How about a 3-strikes law for government? (12 Sep, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:13 am

Hmmm... clearly I was right... the lack of comments on this subject does seem to indicate that a surprising number of people are perhaps at least a *little* worried about the repercussions of being seen as a "troublemaker" by those who are free to abuse their power without effective oversight.

That's a very worrying situation, especially within a community of people who are probably more intelligent and more aware of the political climate than most.
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