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Great article in the herald today: Brian Rudman: High time Govt took notice of facts on drug war

Some highlights from the report that was suppressed for six months by the tories:

In a study of the drug laws of 11 countries, New Zealand included, the report concludes that punitive regimes like those in Britain and New Zealand have no impact on drug use. As Liberal Democrat Minister of State for Crime Prevention Norman Baker pointed out, “banging people up and increasing sentences does not stop drug use”.

And also, some tidy NZ stats thrown in:

In 2011, the Law Commission’s review of the Misuse of Drugs Act noted that 400,000 Kiwis broke the cannabis law every year. Many regularly. It said the police spent 598,000 hours fighting the war on drugs at an estimated cost of more than $100 million annually. In 2009, personal possession and use offences made up 69 per cent of the 25,000 drug offences recorded by the police. Another report records that 16 per cent of the prison population are inside for drug-related crimes.

I fully agree Brian!



military grade encryption

military grade encryption

Download the App for iOS/Android Phones

Wickr Top Secret Messenger is a great app that provides bulletproof military grade privacy for your communications. Mobile versions can be found for iOS and Android:

Wickr does not currently have any native desktop app versions for Mac OS X or Windows. If you think about the philosophy behind it, then it’s understandable why this mite be: it would be easier to break the security model on a PC than a smartphone, since it is easier to get to “root” on a PC or Mac, and the tools for looking at live memory are better. However it would be great to be able to type quickly and access a large fast network of files in a more ergonomic way.

Step in…

Mac / PC Wickr Desktop Client

Installation Instructions

Since there isn’t a native PC Wickr Desktop Client yet *I made one myself* from off the shelf parts:

  • One Intel x86 based computer running Windows or Mac OS
  • Install Virtualbox https://www.virtualbox.org/ on it
  • Download the 660 MB zip image either Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 9.24.34 pmthis direct link or via this torrent file (same file)
  • Unpack the .zip, and double click on the .ova file if Vbox is already installed or go File… Import Appliance from inside VirtualBox
  • Click “Start” to start the virtual machine
  • Try running Wickr after it boots up!

Download

This is a 660 MB Virtualbox .ova format image based on AndroVM with Wickr pre-installed.

Community Google Account

If you wish, this distro comes with a Google account pre-loaded below. I’m not 100% sure if it’s allowed to share a Google account, so that would be “the obvious reason” this is an image. I guess like a Warrant Canary (see this article about Apple’s Warrant Canary), if this image disappears then you know Google got in touch to ask me to remove it: (more likely will just terminate the account – created purely using Tor Net)

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Screenshots

Preinstalled Apps

Preinstalled Apps

Preinstalled Apps

 

I couldn’t get Tor to run but it would be smart:

Tor Browser

Tor Browser

 

Bittorrent address: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:FC3755991425A3AE1F67207A5EA8C1A06B69B002&dn=Desktop-Wickr-Client-Android-4.1.1-LegaliseNZ&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker.prq.to%2fannounce

Tips

  • If you can’t unlock the screen try sending the VM an ACPI Shutdown – same as pressing power button.
  • Clean Install – this is not the regular Android-X86 – this is the awesome AndroVM. The clean install is here: http://androvm.org/
  • To make it easier to type using your computer, install a Remote Keyboard https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.onyxbits.remotekeyboard Note that this uses Telnet to connect!

…and remember STAY SAFE PEOPLE!!

THIS ANDROVM DISTRIBUTION WAS AIMED AT HELPING NOOBS STAY SAFE FROM TYRANICAL GOVERNMENTS THAT SEEK TO IMPRISON AND PUNISH TO EXTENTS YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE FOR NOTHING MORE THAN THE ACT OF BURNING A DRIED FLOWER THAT GROWS NATURALLY.



Did you know the government can seize your assets without a conviction? All they need now is an allegation that a crime may have taken place. Here is a record of every forfeiture ever done since 2003…

So I got frustrated by the slow progress of cannabis legalisation in this country and decided I’d like to know how much money the government is currently potentially getting from their nasty little Criminal Proceeds Act.

This is the request:

Please supply a log of every forfiture ever done under the Proceeds of Crime act. In order to anonymise the data, I am happy to only receive a subset of the total records, but must include

  • date of forfiture
  • amount in dollars
  • geographic region (can be granular such as Otago/Auckland)
  • name of the law or laws that were allegidly broken
  • current status of the forfiture (in order to see if refunds are being given for falsely done forfitures)
  • ideally a serial code / ID code to help ensure the data is real and provide (not strictly required)
This should be dating back to 1991 when it was put into law.
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1991/0120/latest/DLM250669.html

They responded with a PDF file made from rasterised text (I’d need to re-type it) which I redacted and rasterised below.

I’ve also data entered the scan into Excel to produce the following digital version of the data.

Excel file version of table below: Official Information Request

 

Number of forfeiture orders granted or granted by consent
between 2003 and 12 August 2013
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 TOTAL
Auckland 6 16 6 33 17 9 19 11 6 1 124
Wellington 1 1 2 9 5 5 2 1 2 28
Christchurch 2 3 2 2 3 12
Dunedin 1 1
Hamilton 2 2
Invercagill 1 1
Napier 1 1
New Plymouth 1 1 2
Palmerston
North
0
Rotorua 4 4 3 3 2 16
Whangarei 1 4 2 1 1 9 1 1 20
TOTAL 4 11 24 10 45 30 20 26 21 10 6 207
Forfeiture
order $ amounts ‘granted’ or ‘granted by consent’ between 2003 and 12 August
2013
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 TOTAL
Auckland $49,764 $68,429 $9,037 $139,040 $14,850 $142,549 $102,970 $225,677 $50,365 $8,950 $811,631
Wellington $36,904 $96,816 $1,800 $545 $3,124 $940 $140,129
Christchurch $3,479,965 $5,042 $5,316 $1,300 $3,398,425 $6,890,048
Dunedin $3,000 $3,000
Hamilton $0
Invercagill $0
Napier $0
New Plymouth $0
Palmerston
North
$764,830 $764,830
Rotorua $5,838 $5,800 $2,465 $14,103
Whangarei $774 $664,500 $4,100 $2,020 $3,000,000 $3,671,394
TOTAL $3,480,739 $57,806 $738,245 $45,941 $237,156 $3,423,213 $150,149 $105,535 $231,266 $3,050,365 $774,720 $12,295,135

 

I also asked if it included the assets seized from one Kim Dotcom, to this their answer – from the Police this time – was as follows:

Police response in regards to Kim Dotcom Confiscations

Police response in regards to Kim Dotcom Confiscations

 

 

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Full length documentary:

Breaking The Taboo – Film



This stuff looks like its the bomb:

 

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NORML presents the 21st Annual J Day – Sat 4 May, 2013

For the 21st year NORML presents J Day: Saturday May 4th, 2013, from high noon.

J Day Auckland 2013

J Day Auckland 2013

 

J Day 2013 – A4 poster

  • Auckland – Albert Park (in association with Jafa Mafia and The Hempstore)
    • Stage timetable:
      11am WrongWay Ray
      11.30 J Red
      12. Rich Gilbert
      12.30 Lowe 1
      13.00 Azbo
      13.30 Kola (Drunk Elelephant)
      14.00 Fj (Jugglin Crew)
      14.30 DJ Exile + MC Projectile
      15.00 Issa
      15.30 DJ Locksteady
      16:00 BULLETPROOF & DUTTY RANX
      16.30 Jafa Mafia till close

Plus 200 more cities all around the world, all calling for an end to cannabis prohibition!

Come along and show your support for NORML’s three campaign goals:

  • Treat cannabis as a health issue, not a crime
  • Safe, legal access for medicinal cannabis patiens
  • A regulated, taxable market for cannabis and other low risk drugs

J Day features music, stalls and a positive vibe. No alcohol or dogs please. Strictly R18. Stallholders – see our contact page.



Awesome new video by schomoyoho



Download a PDF copy of the latest Legalise NZ poster! This version is the “Sell weed not SOEs” version for 2013, and is based on a poster seen during the march against the sale of state owned enterprises recently. I’ve also used a fantastic Albert Einstein quote.

Sell Weed Not SOEs Poster PDF

Sell Weed Not SOEs Poster PDF

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.” – Albert Einstein quote on Hemp

 

Sell Weed Not SEOs poster 2013

Sell Weed Not SEOs poster 2013



Tor is a darknet that bounces traffic around the globe via many different machines in different countries in order to hide the users true IP address. This enables one to safely and anonymously browse the web without fear of tracking. You can see the amount of users logged into Tor over the past 2 years peaked at around 800,000 users!

Tor Users Past 2 Years

Tor Users Past 2 Years

 

Here are some download links to the software on various platforms:

Mac/Windows/Linux: TorBrowser

iOS/iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch: Onion Browser

Android: Orbot and Orweb both together.

Load this very webpage in your phone now:

tor-qrcode



Here is an incredibly detailed analysis of the question of exactly how much would be saved in the USA if they went to full legalisation.

The report examines the budgetary implications of legalizing marijuana – taxing and regulating it like other goods – in all fifty states and at the federal level, and estimates that legalizing marijuana would save $7.7 billion per year in government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition. $5.3 billion of this savings would accrue to state and local governments, while $2.4 billion would accrue to the federal government.

Miron Report (PDF) 2005



 
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