Thursday, March 18, 2010

FOX News 'interviews' Barrack Obama

The president sits down with FNC's Bret Baier to discuss the health care reform bill

Waihopai Spy Base Verdict

So since yesterday morning the talkback has been abuzz with why the Waihopai 3, were found not guilty of their accused crimes.

Well I can give you the answer, but that doesn't explain what actually happened and actually opens a whole raft of other questions as well.

It came down to a defence of Claim of Right, this means if a defendant has "a belief that [an] act is lawful, although that belief may be based on ignorance", in other words if you truly believe in what you are doing and you believe you are not breaking any laws, the court must find you not guilty. Although it does seem to be more detailed than that, I assume that when you are acting on your belief, you must also be trying to right a wrong, so to speak, you action must be to correct an injustice, or illegal activity.

This means the 3 were easily found not guilty as they were passionate in their belief, and believed that they were not committing a crime, because their act of bring down the spy base was to save lives in Iraq. Saving human lives is the greater good over costing the country $1million and temporarily incapacitating the base.

The big question is now that this case has set a precedence, who will use it for what 'cause' next?

I spoke with one of the 3, Adrian Leason this morning.
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Indoctrination of kids minimising the dangers of credit

There's a website called, it's a site that asks kids to "Make a Promise to Pay", then you "Get your Stuff" and finally "Pay Later"

This is how they sell the idea...
"How cool would it be to get extra stuff for your favorite game, right when you want it, even without a credit card? It would be very cool! That's Kwedit Promise.
When a game or other site offers Kwedit Promise, you can get virtual goods immediately in exchange for a Promise to pay for them later."

The world has crashed and it would appear that we are only just figuring out that if we spend more than we have...then we are going to go backwards. Funny that!

Stephen Colbert has a funny take on it...
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...and we wonder why the Western World is so screwed financially,