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The Final Destination: Refugee who escaped Iraqi bloodbath, murdered in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on May 31, 2019

Assyrian refugee escaped post invasion Iraqi bloodbath, only to be murdered in NZ

Jima Shemaon Zaya,​ an Assyrian refugee who fled Iraq in 1991 after the first Gulf War, and spent five years in a Syrian refugee camp with his family, moved to New Zealand in 1996 as refugee.

He was violently murdered while he was sleep in his bed at a boarding house in Papatoetoe, south Auckland in May 2017.

“Zaya was put to bed and found dead some 12 hours later from “traumatic brain injuries'”, the residing judge was reported as saying.

Read more…

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The Final Destination: Another Chinese woman killed in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on May 31, 2019


  • Three foreigners are being killed/murdered in New Zealand on average every four days.
  • The Final Destination 2019: Extreme censorship by NZ government means even fewer fatalities are being reported this year. . .
  • Police have censored reports of at least 80 percent of the road fatalities and murders involving foreign victims, so far this year.

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Welcome to the World’s Deadliest Tourist Attraction —
The Final Destination

More than 5,000 foreigners—overseas visitors international students, foreign workers and new immigrants—have been killed/murdered and 30,000 others seriously injured in the deadly racist New Zealand since January 2000. At least 98 percent of the casualties would’ve been avoidable, if NZ gave a f*ck! [Updated January, 2019]

THANKS TO MAJOR CENSORSHIP CAMPAIGNS CONDUCTED BY NZ GOVT., more than two-thirds of road fatalities go unreported, or unrecorded by authorities to protect the cutthroat NZ tourism and banking! [Search blog for additional information.]

Eight out of every 10 tourist/foreigner fatalities in NZ had gone unreported this year, and then the ANZ terrorist struck!

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Chinese woman killed in Hamilton crash

Thursday, 30 May 2019 – 6:47pm – Waikato

Elderly Chinese woman Wenhua Fan was killed in a fatal crash [hit and run?] on Peachgrove Road in Hamilton yesterday around 4pm, police said.


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“The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity” by Carlo M. Cipolla

Posted by te2ataria on May 30, 2019

Foreword: “Stupid people as a group are by far more powerful than major criminal organizations such as the Mafia, or the Military Industrial Complex…”

Stupidity is defined as a lack of intelligence, reason, understanding, wit, or common sense…

Sent by a “genius” in the “University” of Otago

This presentation is a summary of original text posted at http://www.zoon.cc/stupid/

Humans fall into four basic categories: The helpless, the intelligent, the bandit and the stupid

The first basic law of human stupidity

The first basic law of human stupidity asserts without ambiguity that:

Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

The second basic law

The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.

The third (and golden) basic law

The Third Basic Law assumes, although it does not state it explicitly, that human beings fall into four basic categories: the helpless, the intelligent, the bandit and the stupid.

As the Third Basic Law explicitly clarifies:

A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.

Frequency distribution

Most people do not act consistently. Under certain circumstances a given person acts intelligently and under different circumstances the same person will act helplessly. The only important exception to the rule is represented by the stupid people who normally show a strong proclivity toward perfect consistency in all fields of human endeavours.

The power of stupidity

It is not difficult to understand how social, political and institutional power enhances the damaging potential of a stupid person. But one still has to explain and understand what essentially it is that makes a stupid person dangerous to other people – in other words what constitutes the power of stupidity.

Essentially stupid people are dangerous and damaging because reasonable people find it difficult to imagine and understand unreasonable behaviour. An intelligent person may understand the logic of a bandit. The bandit’s actions follow a pattern of rationality: nasty rationality, if you like, but still rationality. The bandit wants a plus on his account. Since he is not intelligent enough to devise ways of obtaining the plus as well as providing you with a plus, he will produce his plus by causing a minus to appear on your account. All this is bad, but it is rational and if you are rational you can predict it. You can foresee a bandit’s actions, his nasty manoeuvres and ugly aspirations and often can build up your defenses.

With a stupid person all this is absolutely impossible as explained by the Third Basic Law. A stupid creature will harass you for no reason, for no advantage, without any plan or scheme and at the most improbable times and places. You have no rational way of telling if and when and how and why the stupid creature attacks. When confronted with a stupid individual you are completely at his mercy. Because the stupid person’s actions do not conform to the rules of rationality. . .

It’s in your genes, stupid!

The Ass in the School. Social protest engraving by Pieter Breughel the Elder, 1556. Caption translation: “Even if the Ass goes to School to learn, he will not return as a horse.”

The fourth basic law

In summary, Fourth Basic Law which states that:

Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.

Through centuries and millennia, in public as in private life, countless individuals have failed to take account of the Fourth Basic Law and the failure has caused mankind incalculable losses.

The fifth basic law

Instead of considering the welfare of the individual let us consider the welfare of the society, regarded in this context as the algebraic sum of the individual conditions. A full understanding of the Fifth Basic Law is essential to the analysis. It may be parenthetically added here that of the Five Basic Laws, the Fifth is certainly the best known and its corollary is quoted very frequently. The Fifth Basic Law states that:

A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.

The corollary of the Law is that:

A stupid person is more dangerous than a bandit.

Notes from original article:

There is genius at work in this thesis. It came round about by way of reader Sam Keen, who sent to the UK a thin gray monograph printed anonymously in mid-1986 in Bologna, Italy. The trail eventually led to Carlo M. Cipolla, the author, who was Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley but, alas died in 2000 and left behind a bunch of (half-American) offsprings… who promptly tried to scrap money out of everything he had written, even if -as in the case of this small text- clearly earmarked and STATED by the Author in its 1986 version as intended for the public domain (and yes, stated again in 1992, despite having re-published this text in 1988, slightly modified, in his “Allegro ma non troppo” copyrighted collection).
This copy comes from Whole Earth Review (Spring 1987 pp 2 – 7) and is anyway easy to find all over the web and/or on any webarchive facility à la “wayback machine”.
There isn’t of course, nor cannot be, any valid patent or bogus “copyright” on this work that Professor Cipolla personally WANTED to have in the public domain and incidentally BECAUSE OF ITS VERY OPEN SPREADING is the only one that has made -and still makes- him famous all over the web.
We firmly believe that this belongs into any reality cracker’s quiver, and that the best honor to the Author and the best chance that anyone will “buy” his other texts (frankly also equally easy to find in many “grey” areas of Internet, but way less interesting) is to allow this nice little essay to be spread around as originally clearly intended by Professor Cipolla himself.

This presentation is a summary of original text posted at http://www.zoon.cc/stupid/


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This is New Zealand: You have to prostitute for a roof over your head!

Posted by te2ataria on May 28, 2019

S H A M E   O N   Y O U!

Foreword: What does a failed country look like? 

“We have a [kosher] white supremacist establishment that shames even Donald Trump [NY mafia,] spend billions on an incompetent and unnecessary military, and let a brutal [and racist] police force [and private security/spy firms like Thompson and Clark] run the country [and commit murder, intimidation and other heinous crimes] with absolute impunity, but have no clean water [and go blind while waiting for eye care, or die within hours of being released from hospital, while a significant portion of the taxpayers’ money goes toward servicing money-laundering operations, instead of feeding the 325,000 hungry kids and their families, who live below the poverty line… and we allow Chinese gangsters and the likes to inflate property prices, making home ownership impossible for many, while others have to sell their bodies to pay the rent] in [apartheid] New Zealand [a zombie democracy, where truth, facts, stats and figures don’t matter… Kiwis are the 2nd most spied-on, bullied, and intimidated people, after the Brits.]” — A Reader

How $50 rent rise ‘pushed me into sex work’

[Weekly sickness benefit of] $312 – [New rent increase of $50 a week to] $295 = You have to sell your body to pay your rent!

A female tenant, who wished to remain anonymous, told reporters that she was generally struggling to pay for her living expenses but the rent increase pushed her into sex work.

“It wasn’t something I was thinking about [before the increase] … I was bawling my eyes out sitting at the computer thinking I really don’t want to do this but I had to, to pay my rent.”  Read more…

Sex for Accommodation

Sex for rent: adverts placing women at risk as dark side of housing crisis exposed
“Men around [sexually deviant] New Zealand are advertising accommodation at reduced rates – or for free – in exchange for sex acts.”

Sex for a place to sleep in Dunedin Posted on May 28, 2016
“Eleven of the 300 at-risk youth (aged between 16 and 20) who responded to the survey said they had engaged in prostitution for the ‘primary purpose of accommodation’.”

Sex-for-rent deals on rise for desperate tenants
“Desperate young women are entering ‘sex-for-rent’ deals with strangers to secure accommodation in an overheated housing market. A Weekend Herald investigation has found these arrangements often stem from teenagers and young women being propositioned for sex by landlords and hostel owners, or targeted in online advertisements where men offer to share one bedroom apartments in exchange for ‘some real fun.'”

Hot bedding, sex-for-rent and $170 bunks: The rental crisis in Auckland
“Sharing rooms, hot-bedding and sex-for-rent are some of the extremes some students are going through in Auckland to secure accommodation in an overheated housing market, the national students’ association says.”

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Rule by Deception: Thermonuclear tests, NZ Navy, “eunuchs”, chromosome damage. . .

Posted by te2ataria on May 27, 2019

“The biggest losers of the nuclear arms race were the ordinary people, the ‘eunuchs’ who were voluntarily ‘castrated’, surrendering their ‘genitalia’ to their immoral, illegitimate governments.”

Sent by a reader in Disaster City

Chromosome damage: Another reason to join the Navy!

Legacy of nuclear test still remains for navy veteran after 60 years

Neil Balloch was brainwashed to join the New Zealand Navy in 1955 as a 17-year-old. He was promised to see the world.

[He, too, together with hundreds of his colleagues were effectively “castrated” and “gang-raped” upon joining NZ Navy. Editor]

Two years later, he was taken aboard one of the Navy’s floating buckets, HMNZS Rotoiti, to near Christmas Island (Kiritimati) to be used as a human guinea pig in Operation Grapple, “a project that aimed to develop Britain’s first thermonuclear weapons.”

And the rest, as they say, is history…

“In a 2007 Massey University study, samples were taken from 50 veteran sailors involved in Operation Grapple. Researchers discovered they had suffered chromosome damage higher than that of clean-up workers at Chernobyl.” Read more…

The biggest losers of the nuclear arms race were the ordinary people, the eunuchs who were voluntarily castrated, surrendering their genitalia to their immoral, illegitimate governments.

Operation Grapple was the name given to four series of British nuclear weapons tests, part of the British hydrogen bomb program, carried out in 1957 and 1958 at Malden Island and Kiritimati (Christmas Island) in the Pacific Ocean.

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NZ Police and Ministry of Resurrection Watch

How Repressive Police States Operate!

At least eight people were killed on NZ death roads over the weekend and more than 30 others seriously injured, but police reported only three fatalities.

The Ministry of Resurrection outshined the police. They resurrected one of the victims statistically.

Officially doctored death toll as of May 23, 2019. Source: Ministry of Resurrection https://www.transport.govt.nz/

Police reported 3 of at least 8 road fatalities over the weekend:

1.  Cyclist killed in Queen Street crash
Sunday, 26 May 2019 – 9:35am (Auckland City)

2.  Fatal crash, Hurunui
Friday, 24 May 2019 – 9:35pm (Canterbury)
One person was killed and another has been taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

3.  Fatal crash, Pukekohe
Friday, 24 May 2019 – 10:36pm (Counties Manukau)
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a ute in Pukekohe around 8:20pm Friday evening.

Did you expect the doctored road toll to reflect the reported fatalities rising to at least 159?

Officially doctored death toll as of May 26, 2019. One victim has been statistically resurrected. Source: Ministry of Resurrection https://www.transport.govt.nz/

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The Final Destination: Another young Tongan man murdered in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on May 26, 2019


  • Three foreigners are being killed/murdered in New Zealand on average every four days.
  • The Final Destination 2019: Extreme censorship by NZ government means even fewer fatalities are being reported this year. . .
  • Police have censored reports of at least 80 percent of the road fatalities and murders involving foreign victims, so far this year.

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Otahuhu homicide

Young Tongan man murdered on return to New Zealand

“Yesterday morning, about 4.40am, Police were called to a report of a shooting in Seaside Park, Otahuhu. Ambulance and Police located the victim, Samiuela Anania Tupou, who was critically injured and died at the scene,” police said.

Murder victim Samiuela, 21, was described as a sociable, fun-loving and hard-working young man. (Photo supplied by police).

“Samiuela, 21, recently returned with his family to live in New Zealand from the United States. Family and friends describe him as a fun-loving, hard-working young man who regularly attended church and enjoyed social occasions with his friends and family.”

“Saiosi Tulua, 39, was fatally shot in Clover Park on April 21, and Faaifo ‘Joe’ Siaosi died after being shot in Ōtara on May 17″, a report said.

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NZ Police and Ministry of Resurrection Watch

WTF: Police report only 3 [out of at least 6] road fatalities so far this weekend.

Cyclist killed in Queen Street crash
Sunday, 26 May 2019 – 9:35am (Auckland City)
A cyclist was killed in a crash on Queen Street, Auckland Central, this morning.

Fatal crash, Hurunui
Friday, 24 May 2019 – 9:35pm (Canterbury)
A fatal crash occurred in the Hurunui District, Canterbury. Shortly after 8pm two vehicles collided on Culverden Road (SH 7), about 2km north of the Hurunui Hotel.
One person was killed and another has been taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

Fatal crash, Pukekohe
Friday, 24 May 2019 – 10:36pm (Counties Manukau)
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a ute in Pukekohe around 8:20pm Friday evening.
The crash occurred on Helvetia Road, police said

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Rape culture in NZ military deep rooted

Posted by te2ataria on May 24, 2019

Rape is a torture routine, a weapon of mind control and subjugation used by the establishment to repress ordinary people, soldiers and even parliamentarians in NZ.

Soldier gang-raped 45 years ago at Burnham Military Camp demands answers from NZDF

Terry King, now 66, was gang-raped by eight men at Burnham Military Camp, then threatened by regimental police.

“For me, when it happened it was a bloody nightmare. I remember the regimental police coming in and they saw the condition I was in and told me if I didn’t get cleaned up and back into my barracks I would be charged for being out of curfew.”

Terry King, now 66, was gang-raped by eight men at Burnham Military Camp, then threatened by regimental police. Photo taken in 1980 while he was still in the army. Supplied/ via Stuff NZ.


He is now demanding answers from the depraved, corrupt officials in New Zealand Defence Farce (NZDF).
Read more…



Rape in Five Eyes

The culture of rape is strong in the five countries that form the Five Eyes (FVEY) intelligence alliance, comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Rape is a torture routine, a weapon of mind control and subjugation used by the establishment to repress ordinary people in those countries.

About one half all girls and a third of all boys in New Zealand are raped [or sexually molested] before the age of 16, according to reports.

Most of the rapes are documented by government spooks, so that the information could be used to subjugate and silence the individuals who are seen by the establishment as potential “troublemakers.”

New Zealand has a dark secret, female politicians say

The Lancet has published a report in February 2014 estimating the sexual assault rate in New Zealand, alongside Australia is the third highest worldwide. https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-11-30/new-zealand-has-dark-secret-female-politicians-say

In 2013, a big story broke in the New Zealand media: several young girls had gone to the police saying a group of teenage boys had gotten them drunk, raped them, and then bragged about it on Facebook.

In an interview about the group shortly after the story broke, Key said, “These young guys should just grow up.” He was eviscerated online for making light of the issue, and anger only intensified when police announced last year they had insufficient evidence to bring charges.

WHO: Rape of women and of men is often used as a weapon of war [subjugation]

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Today’s quantum entanglement

Posted by te2ataria on May 22, 2019

Re-sent by an alien

Auckland, New Zealand

The existence of Auckland is defined between two quantum boundaries:

  1. Zero.
  2. What could possibly go wrong?


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WTF: Rapist parliamentarians, too!??

Posted by te2ataria on May 22, 2019

Rape is a torture routine, a weapon of mind control and subjugation used by the establishment to repress ordinary people [and parliamentarians] in this country.

Parliament rapist protected by the Speaker?

Trevor “Bullocks” Mallard accused of “harbouring of a criminal”

Party leaders, including Prime Minister Chastity Ardern, are reportedly meeting with Speaker Trevor “Bullocks” Mallard to discuss allegations about a rapist at Parliament.

The Speaker has acknowledged that a rapist is working at the Parliament based on a 400-page report on bullying and harassment.
The review included interviews with employees, past and present. Five reported sexual assault to her and all the allegations involved male on female violence.

“Three of the alleged incidents disclosed to me in interviews were in my view extremely serious and some appeared to be part of a multi-year pattern of predatory behaviour,” the report author said. Read more…

On Monday:

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Training the single-cell brains how to die!

Posted by te2ataria on May 21, 2019

Sent by a reader in Suicide City [euphemistically referred to as the “World’s Happiest City”]

Soldier shot during training at ASSASSINATION facility

Another soldier has reportedly been shot and critically injured at the SAS training facility on Petersons Rd, Ardmore, in south Auckland.

“The soldier is not a member of the New Zealand Special Operations Forces and the training activity was not part of the United States-New Zealand training exercise being held in the area,” the Defence Farce hinted. [At least we know he wasn’t pushed out of a helicopter as part of his toughness training!]

“The training activity has been suspended and NZDF cannot make any further comment until the investigation has been concluded.”

The incident comes just 11 days after an SAS trooper was killed during a training exercise at the $46 million Battle Training Facility.

Details of his injuries were treated as state secrets, but he allegedly fell from [or was persuaded to jump out of] a helicopter.

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NZ Police and Ministry of Resurrection Watch

YGTBFKM: Only 7 road fatalities reported in 12 days!!

Proudly Killed in NZ: But How Many have actually perished on NZ roads this year so far?

As of yesterday (May 20, 2019), at least 425 people have been killed and more than 900 others critically/seriously injured on NZ roads, according to the blog’s advanced statistical models that are backed by multiple resources [Margin of error: ±3 per cent.]

  • Actual road toll for 2019 YTD: 425 [Based on the blog’s advanced statistical models.]
  • No. of fatalities reported by police: ONLY 344 [Includes classified data for two regions provided to us by police insiders.]
  • Official No. of crash victim: Only155 listed by Ministry of Transport (MoT).
  • No. of the dead known to have been statistically resurrected by MoT: 344–155=189

Source: Ministry of Resurrection [aka, “Ministry of Transport”.]

Source: Ministry of Resurrection [aka, “Ministry of Transport”.]

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Every frigging teacher, cop, doctor… in New Zealand!??

Posted by te2ataria on May 20, 2019

Readers have asked:


A teenager in school uniform on her way to school AND a female Australian tourist were killed in a head-on collision in King Country on May 8. However, police have refused to release their names.

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Another teacher caught having “inappropriate relations” with students

Allegations about a staff member at Marlborough Boys’ College in Blenheim are being investigated by police, a report said.

The staff member, a female teacher, was on leave while an investigation was carried out, the report said.

“It would not be appropriate to comment further, except to say that the matter has been referred to Oranga Tamariki [Ministry for Children] and the police, and is being investigated,” school board chairman Sturrock Saunders said.

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What percentage of police officers, teachers, govt employees… let their vaginas, or penises, decide their future?

Former top Dunedin road cop Tania Baron quits after relationship with teenager
Dunedin police inspector “Tania Baron, 43, left her role last Thursday, as part of a mediated exit arranged by lawyers and police.who quit after signing a secret settlement deal had recently begun a relationship with a teenager.”
“Her resignation followed the end of her marriage, and the beginning of a new relationship with a teenager, who is ​now 18.”

Like Jacinda Ardern, the police inspector’s vagina, too, had the last word!

When vaginas make life-changing decisions: “Sad to be leaving a career I have loved and given my all to,” Dunedin police inspector Tania Baron told reporters. Photo: NZpolice

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StarShip Earth Meditative Vigil – May 20 (Mon 06:00 UTC – 18:00 NZST), 2019

Posted by te2ataria on May 19, 2019

StarShip Earth Meditative Vigil #5  — May 20 (Mon. 06:00 UTC – 6:00pm NZST), 2019

StarShip Earth Meditative Vigil May 20 [Globally Synchronized]

The Vigil organizers together with their colleagues and friends throughout the world will be holding a synchronized meditative vigil on May 20 (Monday at 06:00UTC) and thereafter on the 20th of each month throughout 2019.

  • Plug into the awesome cosmic forces, let your innermost feelings be known!

Witness with your mind’s eye the wanton destruction of Starship Earth as being perpetrated by the eco-terrorists and let the overwhelming feeling of agony, sorrows and pains arising from the enormous loss touch your inner world . . .

We intend to project onto the terrorists—the super-wealthy class, their puppet governments, all other enablers, and members of their families—the pain and suffering caused by the ongoing ecological holocaust, militarism and the war economy, poverty and inequality, racism and social exclusion…

Starting on Monday (May 20) at 06:00UTC (18:00pm NZDT), the vigil will last for 15 minutes.

  • We invite everyone, wherever they may be, to join us!

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Anti-fascism protest in Wellington

Posted by te2ataria on May 18, 2019


You can’t fool all the people all the time!

Fascist New Zealand: Deadly racist, white supremacist, mercenary nation…

Screen dump of hastily redacted page from RNZ website

Caption: ” Tahir Nawaz said racism was stopping people from getting jobs they are qualified for. Photo: RNZ / Michael Cropp”

“The protest, in Wellington’s Civic Square, comes just over two months after the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.”

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The Final Destination: Missing Woman Zita Chung Found Dead

Posted by te2ataria on May 17, 2019

Zita Chung was reported missing yesterday: Police have since removed report from their website

The body of missing woman Zita Chung, 38, has reportedly been recovered by police.

Police have so far refused to confirm if the body is that of the missing woman, or reveal where or when the body was recovered.

Additionally, police have removed the missing report from their website, which was posted yesterday, implying murder/foul play.

Zita Chung, 38, was last seen around midday on Thursday, “and may be on foot carrying a red bag”, police had said on their website, before removing the missing report.

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The Final Destination for Pacific Islander

Fatal Incident on Southern Motorway – name release –
Thursday, 16 May 2019 – 1:27pm – Auckland City

The man who was killed in an incident on the Southern Motorway, Auckland, on Thursday May 9 was 22-year-old Sauitua Apolinalio, police said.


Name release – Fatal crash, Ruapehu District
Friday, 17 May 2019 – 11:37am – Central

The man killed in a two-vehicle crash on SH4, Owhango, Ruapehu District, on Wednesday 15 May was Eric Keith Smit, aged 55, who lived in National Park, police said.

Missing, Presumed…

Bridget Simmonds, 42,  was last seen on 23 Feb. when she was dropped off by family at Countdown Regent in Whangarei, police said.

42-year-old mother of two has been missing since February 23

Thursday, 16 May 2019 – 4:37pm  – Northland

“Police are urging people to tune into Police Ten 7 tonight as we appeal for public assistance to help our investigation into the disappearance of Bridget Simmonds.

“The 42-year-old mother of two has been missing since February.

“The last confirmed sighting of Bridget by her family was on Saturday February 23, when her mother dropped her off at the Countdown on Kamo Road, Whangarei.

“She had been staying with her mother in Kerikeri prior to her disappearance. She became extremely worried after not hearing from her for two weeks.

“Bridget was reported missing on March 6th and Police have been making a number of enquiries, and have issued several appeals to the public for information since.”

“Bridget was last seen wearing a dark coloured singlet and has a large distinctive tattoo on her upper left arm of a fairy tangled in vines holding an orb.”

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More Murders than Ever Before!

Homicide investigation – Mt Eden
Saturday, 18 May 2019 – 6:53am – Auckland City
“A homicide investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at a property on Dominion Road, Mt Eden, this morning, 18 May 2019.”

Murder in Otara
Friday, 17 May 2019 – 4:53pm – Counties Manurekau
“At approximately 2.53pm, Police were notified that a person had reportedly been shot. Upon arrival, a male was located with a gunshot wound and has died at the scene.”  https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-incident-otara


‘Young person’ found dead at Bay of Plenty [of Deaths] school

Katikati College is closed for the day after a “young person” was found dead on school grounds overnight, a report said.

Police apparently examined the body at the school, in a town 40 kilometres northwest of Tauranga, on Friday morning and decided that the death was not suspicious.

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Importing Dangerous Medicines and Food

Posted by te2ataria on May 17, 2019

Sent by Sue W. [Emphasis added by Editor]

Ralph Nader: In the Public Interest – info@nader.org <info@nader.org>

Trump: Importing Dangerous Medicines and Food and Keeping Consumers in the Dark

Conservatives favor consumer choice. Consumer information is vital to make that choice meaningful. Corporatists, masquerading as conservatives, do not care about informed consumer choice. Donald Trump is a corporatist, as are the vast majority of Republicans in his Cabinet and in Congress. Corporatists do not even want you to know where products are made. Today, producers and retail sellers do not have to tell you the “country of origin” for meat and pork products. Before 2015, when Congress bowed to the dictates of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Congress had enacted a law that required country of origin labels on meat products.

People wanted to know whether the beef and pork sold in their local stores was from the U.S., or Canada, Brazil, China, Mexico, or South Africa, among other importers. But after the WTO judges in Geneva, Switzerland decided, bizarrely, that “country of origin” labeling was an impermissible non-tariff trade barrier, Congress meekly passed a bill that repealed the labeling law and President Obama signed this legislation into law.

While Donald Trump claims to reject “free trade” treaties, he has been silent on country of origin regulations. State Cattlemen’s Associations want laws mandating country of origin labels, believing that consumers are more trusting of the U.S. meat industry than the meat industries in most other countries. These associations know that the U.S.D.A. Food Safety and Inspection Service has a much less rigorous inspection process for imported meats. Unfortunately, the rest of the meat industry likes to import meat, without labeling, and mix it up with the U.S. products. Trump – a prodigious meat eater has yet to tweet in favor of the American cattle industry, even though many people in this part of the U.S. meat industry voted for him in 2016.

Even worse, we cannot tell where our drugs are being manufactured. Rosemary Gibson, author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine thinks American patients are endangered by imported medicines. Gibson is about to testify before Congress on her very disturbing findings regarding importation of medicines from China. I’ve been trying to get the attention of Donald Trump, his Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, and the Secretary of Agriculture, Sunny Perdue, regarding risks with importation of food and drugs. Letters, emails, and calls have been met with silence. By not responding, they’re telling us who they primarily support—corporate profiteering interests. That is one reason why Trump has broken his promise to the American people to bring down staggeringly high drug prices.

It will be harder for the Trump administration to ignore journalist Katherine Eban . Eban provides us with a terrifying glimpse of her new book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, in a New York Times article published on Sunday May 11, 2019. The article, “Americans Need Generic Drugs, But Can They Trust Them?” exposes the widespread unsafe conditions in many Indian and Chinese labs and plants that manufacture generic drugs for the U.S. market (generics amount to 90 percent of the U.S. supply of drugs). One of her sources was an intrepid Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspector, Peter Baker (he has since left the agency).

Baker was a bold and honest auditor. He refused to announce lab inspections in advance, as is FDA’s lackadaisical practice. From 2012 to 2018, Baker discovered “fraud or deceptive practices in almost four-fifths of the drug plants he inspected” in India and China. Indian and Chinese manufacturers engaged in data manipulation that could prove deadly.

At one firm, the Wockhardt plant in India, Baker caught the company knowingly releasing insulin vials containing metallic fragments from a defective sterilizing machine into Indian and foreign markets. Eban reports that “[Baker] learned that the company had been using the same defective equipment to make a sterile injectable cardiac drug for the American market.” Two months later, the FDA banned imports from that plant.

Eban continues, shockingly: “In some instances, deceptions and other practices have contributed to generic drugs with toxic impurities, unapproved ingredients and dangerous particulates reaching American patients.” This is nothing new. In 2008, at least 81 American patients died in hospitals after being given heparin, a blood thinner that contained a contaminated ingredient from China.

You’d think that the FDA would demand from Trump more inspectors abroad and the U.S. Department of Agriculture would ask the White House for more U.S.D.A. Food and Safety inspectors, along with tougher laws and penalties on unsafe imports to transmit to Congress. After all, the sheer scope of U.S. drug companies going to China and India to produce drugs cheaply, so as to swell their already swollen profits, is simply stunning.

Another chilling statistic from Eban is that “Nearly forty percent of all our generic drugs are made in India. Eighty percent of active ingredients for both our brand and generic drugs come from abroad, the majority from India and China… America makes almost none of its own antibiotics anymore” (My emphasis). The outsourcing of the production of drugs to foreign countries presents vast challenges for health and safety regulators.

One would think this surrender to imports, whose sole purpose is to fatten U.S. drug companies’ profits, would be considered both a consumer safety threat and a national security matter. Why isn’t Trump doing anything to keep Americans safe from dangerous foreign products, as he crows about tariffs?

Of course the FDA responds with their usual phony assurances about its reliable inspections, putting out a statement that reads: “The F.D.A. inspects all brand-name and generic manufacturing facilities around the world which manufacture product for the U.S. market.”
Is that why the FDA, which has largely conducted unannounced inspections of U.S. plants, still allows pre-announcement of the vast majority of its foreign inspections? Eban reports, the FDA investigators are treated as “the company’s guests and agree on an inspection date in advance…Plant officials have served as hosts and helped to arrange local travel.”

Messrs. Trump, Azar, and Perdue better wake up before innocent Americans lose their lives due to corporate indentured government officials failing to properly do their jobs. Do they want a major disaster to land on their derelict desks?
They are on full public notice.

Ralph Nader
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