Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ross and Simon Lusk

Jami Lee Ross [left] brain connection to Simon Lusk]
Wheeler's Corner
43 20th October 2018
'Connecting people who care'

1. You would have to be deaf and blind not to have heard about the 'goings on within the National Party.
"Hear no evil, See no evil and speak no evil" was tossed aside by Simon Bridges the National Party leader has he fought back against his boy wonder Jami Lee Ross. But he is not in fact pushing back against Jami Lee Ross, his real enemy of course is Simon Lusk a professional instructor in the dark arts of dirt digging, smearing candidates, and other undercover activities. He even coaches those who pay up front in the shady ability to lie, manipulate the media and community...
Now you may be among the thousands who prefer to remain ignorant about the art of dirty politics and pretend that this is normal behaviour. Simon Lusk is typical of ultra right wing individuals who make money out of others desire to be successful. Some call him a behind the scenes manipulator, in fact he on is own, is simply a taker of free cash from those fooled by his words of slime.
Jami Lee Ross is today paying the price for listening to and acting on Simon Lusk's advice, Lusk has advice many National Party Members of Parliament and the odd one from Act. No doubt he also has advised many losing candidates...naturally he doesn't advertise his failures only his successes.
Jami Lee Ross demonstrated by his stand-up press conference that he had been coached in the dark arts of half truths by boy wonder Lusk. The book by Nicky Hager Dirty Politics gave us a small taste of Lusk's dirty political mind and how he manipulates to achive his goals, so we should not be surprised by anything that Jami Lee Ross spouts.
When this growing manipulation will end I can't tell you. It seems to have become the norm. We all know that bull-shit and half truths have become the norm in advertising etc. Is that what politics is these days...half truths and what not.
The MSM has kept almost silent on the Ross-Lusk connection and other aspects of corporation activity from which they receive financial assistance.
Outfits like the NZ Defense Industry Association for example seem to get all their press releases published, while community groups struggle to make the news, why do you think that is?

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness."
"What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction." 'Howard Zinn' Author and Activist'
Breaking News: Jami Lee-Ross; reveals more so-called secrets and also goes back on his word regarding resigning, it would appear that his salary [around 170 thousand plus perks] will be needed for his divorce proceedings...go to: 
2. This from No Left Turn:
Friday, October 19, 2018
Reminder: Saudi Arabia kidnapped people from New Zealand
Earlier this month, journalist Jamal Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He was then beaten, drugged, and dismembered - apparently while still alive - by a 15-man Saudi kill team who had been specially flown in for the purpose. Its a horrific act, and one which should make Saudi Arabia an international pariah. But Khashoggi is not the only victim of the Saudi regime. As Stuff reminds us, in 2014 they apparently kidnapped a refugee from New Zealand:
Friends of Khalid Muidh Alzahrani, who they called Daniel, know what the Saudi regime is capable of.
  Four years ago, the refugee disappeared from his sparse flat in Redwood, Christchurch, and they haven't spoken to him since. They fear he's been executed.
Daniel had converted to Christianity - a crime in Saudi Arabia - and his friends believe he was forcibly repatriated, possibly with his family's help.

The original media stories are here and here. And as this story makes clear, Alzahrani wasn't the only one: in May 2013 an unnamed Saudi refugee was apparently snatched off the street in Auckland and rendered to Saudi Arabia, where he was reportedly tortured.
The New Zealand government owes a duty of care to those we have granted refugee status, and we have an obligation to protect them from this sort of shit. The Stuff article argues that we should be demanding "proof of life" of these snatched refugees from the Saudis, and they're right. And if they don't provide it, we should cut ties with that tyrannical monarchy.
3.Coming events worth a close look:
Sunday Oct 14 - November 1    The Globe Theatre Foyer
Disrupting the Narrative: Challenging Ideas About New Zealand in World War I
Poster exhibition by Valerie Morse, Art Not War Collective and Auckland Peace Action

Friday Oct 26     8.00pm War Stops Here Gig @ The Stomach

Saturday Oct 27    12 - 1.30pm This Peace of Land Multi-faith Peace Gathering
Invitation to come together for a peaceful expression of prayers and songs from our many faith groups. Meet at North West corner of Square (near the library) then walk to Cuba St.

Saturday Oct 27  10 - 3pm   Peace Action Manawatu at Little Cuba Carnival
Find out about the PAM campaign at Cuba St. Meet Aunty Pam and see winners of Sowing the Seeds for Peace colouring comp (drawn 12pm). Download pic from FB: PeaceActionManawatu

Sunday Oct 28   2.00 - 3.30pm, The Globe Theatre
Free film: Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives (59mins)
Introduced by Liz Remmerswaal (Co-ordinator of World Beyond War Aotearoa)

Sunday Oct 28  5.00 - 6.00pm, All Saints Church Community Centre
Hope and Healing  Open service for whole community including songs, readings and reflections acknowledging losses caused by war and the power of hope and healing.  Followed by supper.

Monday Oct 29   7.00 - 9.00 pm, The Globe Theatre
Discussion: Role of the NZ Defence Force?
Civil defence, national security, UN peacekeepers, rebuilders or military force for 5 eyes?
Nicky Hager - investigative journalist, and Valerie Morse - Auckland Peace Action.
Introduced by Liz Remmerswaal (Co-ordinator of World without War Aotearoa). Free event

WEDNESDAY OCT 31   12.00-1.30pm - PEACE MARCH
Meet at NW quadrant of the Square with your marching boots on!!!  #stopthearmstrade
We’re off to the Arena to show the weapons industry they are not welcome in our Peace City.
1.00pm - Quakers’ Peace Picnic have lunch with us outside Central Energy Trust Arena

Thursday Nov 1    3.30 - 5.00pm, PN City Library Mezzanine - After school event
Book reading: ‘Remember the Brave’ by Forrest Chambers and Lena Chambers
Story of conscientious objection in WWI. Activities/white poppy making & refreshments.


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