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Stephen Dickson
Works at Wirehunt Photography
Lives in Otago, New Zealand
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Well worth the watch just to listen to the numbers involved.  Shocking.

Via +Liz Quilty and thanks for sharing to links to British Pathe'.   I see many hours of viewing here...

#britishpathe 
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UPDATE relating to this post https://plus.google.com/u/0/+StephenDickson/posts/JAuQTaTtMFa

Because of this bullshit
"The problem is, kea are scavengers and are more susceptible to the bait than other species. In a trial last year in Arthur’s Pass, five out of 39 monitored kea were killed from ingesting the poison."
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AWESOME lunar eclipse. Oh wait. No it wasn't. #washout 
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This is awesome!
 
RETIRED HUSBAND

 After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her
 on her trips to Target.

Unfortunately, like most men; I found shopping boring
 and preferred to get  in and get out.

 Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she
 loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter, from the local Target: 
 
 Dear Mrs. Harris:

 Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite
 a commotion, in Our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been for cedenfield to, ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are
 listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:

 1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly
 put them  in other people's carts when they weren't looking
 
 2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go
 off at 5-minute
 intervals.

 3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor
 leading to the
 women's restroom.
 4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an
 official voice,
 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'.
  This caused the employee to leave her assigned
 reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted
 with a union 
Grievance,
 causing management to lose time  and costing the
 company money. We don't
 have a Code 3.

 5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put
 a bag of M&Ms on
 layaway.
 6. August 14: Moved a, 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a
 carpeted area.

 7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department
 and told the 
Children
 shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring
 pillows and blankets from
 the bedding department to which twenty children
 obliged.
 8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him
He began crying 
And
 screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'
EMTs were called.
 9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera
 and used it as a
 mirror while he picked his nose.

 10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting
 department, he asked
 the clerk where the antidepressants were.

 11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously
 while, loudly humming
 the, 'Mission Impossible' theme.
 12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced
 his, 'Madonna Look'
 using different sizes of funnels.

 13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people
 browsed through,
 yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

 14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud
 speaker, he 
Assumed
 a fetal position and screamed;
 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'
 15. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and
 asked where is the
 fitting room?
  And last, but not least:

 16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the
Door, waited awhile; 
Then
 yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in
 here.'
 One of the clerks passed out
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LOL. I'm sure there's a "female reply" somewhere. Personally I hate shopping. I especially hate being forced to go in shops with teenage girls. 
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+Tracy Swearsalot would be used to this being an Aussie n all......
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I bet there is some fantastic photos come out of this.
 
They will be visible from ALL OVER THE WORLD, and no you don't need a telescope to view them! Just find somewhere as far from light pollution as you can, and stare up at the sky.
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She can't bake
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This.
Via +Wendy B 
 
In a way...yes. #JustSaying  
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But then all the fuckers I know IRL are no better so ........ WTF
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It's a world wide thing....
 
Finally finally finally.  Recognition for the bravery and necessity of so-called "whistle-blowing" and the need for the public to know things that affect world citizens in such expansive and restrictive ways.  The People can support secrecy, take an active role in decisions made or question "the Powers That Be".   Wouldn't it be nice if "Question Authority" was a only a quaint phrase from the past.

http://boingboing.net/2014/04/14/a-vindication-for-the-public.html
I am grateful to the committee for their recognition of the efforts of those involved in the last year's reporting, and join others around the world in congratulating Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Barton Gellman, Ewen MacAs...
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No fur trade backlash
So the world decided to get a hate on for the fur trade a few years ago. I’m sure there was some good reasons for some of it.
The world got the warm fuzzies about how they changed it all with bans etc, not buying fur yadda yadda.  

A side effect the world didn’t know is that we needed the fur trade. Without it introduced animals have run amok, destroying native flora and fauna as well as ‘apparently spreading’ TB . The snowball effect is amazing.

So now in their infinite wisdom our government pours 1080 all over our beautiful land to try and control these pests. See when that fur trade was around we did not have these kinds of problems.  The main pests were well under control through much more humane methods instead of long drawn out deaths they now have from both 1080 and pindone.
The reason these are used is they are cheap.  It is that simple.

Main Target Species:
Brushtail possum from Australia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brushtail_possum
Rabbit (cottontail) 
The numerous and deliberate liberations of rabbits in the North and South Islands were due to the desire to export rabbit skins. The liberations took place between 1864 and 1905 and the rabbits multiplied quickly to the effect that “as early as 1869 rabbits were reported as a nuisance in Southland and in Marlborough and Central Otago by 1878” (Wodzicki, 1950).  
From Victoria University website (an interesting read in itself) http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Bio27Tuat02-t1-body-d1.html

Red Deer plus any other species of deer in the target areas.
At certain times rats and mice.

Side kill the New Zealand department of conservation doesn’t want made public.
Native and endangered birds, lizards and god only knows what else. They don't give that information freely and in fact hide whatever they can when it comes to this.
They have however managed to kill Kea that they had tagged themselves for research purposes and had to admit it..

Fur Trade 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur_trade
1080 Science http://www.1080science.co.nz/1080%20Its%20Chemistry.pdf
Animal rights 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_rights

So +PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)  and the +The Humane Society of the United States  seem to miss all of the animals dying by the hands of our government.   They worry about one horse getting starved, or a couple of dogs being mistreated.  Yet they are happy for a government to kill using some of the cruelest methods there are. 

One of the main drivers behind all this poison? +ForestandBird NZ  They seem to be +Department Of Conservation - National Office   puppet masters.  How this has happened you'd have to ask our leader +John Key 

On a personal note:
I have been involved with 1080 drops (is normally applied from the air) on rabbits.  The screams as they are dying has to be heard to be believed.
If you ever want to kill me then shoot me in the guts, even that would have to be better than what I have had to listen too.

Now plastic clothing etc is acceptable, even though it’s not a renewable resource. Go figure.

Photo's courtesy of 'Striker'

PLEASE RESHARE THIS  we have to get the word out.
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Well my name is Stephen. In a former life I was a coded pipe welder which had me travelling extensively around both New Zealand and Australia.  
Because of this I saw just how lucky I am to live where I do in New Zealand, which is a little place just out of Dunedin called Outram. There I live with my partner Wendy, our two kid's, Daniel and Charlotte and a bunch of chickens, two ferrets and around eight to ten dogs.   Just waiting to find the next WireHaired Pointer dog too.

Interesting development, seems I don't live here anymore.  
Position vacant: One good woman needed, preferably with own dogs

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Photographer, Landscape, lightroom, travel, random, hunting,

Other places I'd fit into: Kiwi, booze,

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