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BBC News: The Dutch prison crisis: A shortage of prisoners

The Dutch prison crisis: A shortage of prisoners – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37904263

I like fried onions… and i like what the Dutch have been doing. 

As my country faces a shortage of prisons because our system sucks and our justice council is as corrupt as some of the people it puts away… 

Trump gets in.. Our prime minister is just  as retarded … 

I wonder what the future holds..  
Breakfast time. 

The Death of Sensibility – US warship USS Sampson heads to New Zealand – NZHERALD

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As the flags of freedom that once flew high in our hearts and pride of this fine country are being burned by the lunatic PM John Key, the US Warship USS Sampson makes its way to New Zealand for a unwanted visit.

Back in the 1980’s when (now departed) David Lange PM made a stand that did this country proud, and helped to build NZ to what it is, we may never have thought that decades later a corrupt US controlled puppet of a waste of life John Key would come to undo this … to make NZ a place where it’s own people can no longer afford to buy a simple house or live under such high costs.. where NZ has become a tax haven for his rich buddies, welcoming them all to come fuck this country and its people over, over and over again…… …….

This… dismantling of  our proud and globally respected stance again Nukes…. will surly be the death of us.

All that needs to happen now, is the US to fuck off another country like Russia enough that New Zealand will be seen as another of the US’s allies and we will (if not already) become a target ….

I was alive to see David Lange make us proud, now, alas, it seems in my life time I will witness John key shame us to the world.

 

Dear John Key – may you suffer in what remains of your political career, and as a man outside of that, may shame and disgust rain upon you and no helping hand ever be offered to you or your blood line.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11731214

A fine moment in history, bought to us by David Lange. RIP.

Epic RoadTrip – North Island, NZ, March 2016

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OMG…. Guess what I did……  yeah…

another Epic Road Trip…. this time, around the North Island of NZ.

 

You can see my Epic Road Trip around the South Island 2015 here: 

 

Now, here’s a bunch of videos for your entertainment, or my amusement…

 

Things to note…

 

Please, as usual, excuse the terrible editing 😛

 

I drove around the North Island in March of 2016, starting in Auckland,

and heading EAST –  then following the East Coast of the North Island,

down into Wellington, and then UP the West coast back to Auckland, with

places in between and stops and adventures of which you can see samplings of

some here in these awesome videos 😛

 

I’ve skipped bits that you’ve all seen over and over again, 

like me leaving Auckland, me heading back into Auckland, Me and other stuff.

 

These videos are just snippets of my trips, and I recommend to you all, to get off your butts 

and go outside and live life a little 🙂 ….. 🙂

 

Or, stay at home and watch my videos and please, LIKE and Subscribe…. I love you long time 🙂

 

hehehe umm

 

So here’s the thing…. below you will find links to the videos on youtube, in order.

I also post to VIMEO, because youtube is turning to shyte.. and I need a backup.

So if you’re a VIMEO member, please go watch them there also, if you like and feel free to donate a little

to help me make more videos 🙂 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live your life well.

Do not live someone else’s.

 

 

 

 

All material copyright: Yanni Migias

Not for stock or unlicensed use.

 

Music: Copyrighted to respective artists

Music: provided by youtube – royalty free music


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New Zealand Immigration

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update below:

 

Having an interesting day today..

Arrived at our internarional airport this morning to pickup a traveling international model, but it seems that good old New Zealand Airport Immigration are making things difficult.

So as I’m a nice guy and like to help…

I’ve talked to two different immigration agents on the phone.. (both times they called me by getting my number from the person in question, no probllem with that) … it seems that neither share a brain cell between them.. though in saying that, the second one (sounded like an English accent) was somewhat more polite than the first one who was just plain rude.

The first one rang and left a message ( I was driving so didn’t answer my mobile… arn’t I good) and then she took about 2 hours to ring back…. When she did.. she said she’d call back in two minutes (I just pulled into the car park and was parking)…. she never did… (and she was just as rude again) …

The second lady rang about 30 minutes after i parked…so much for 2 minutes….. we had a general conversation… like who am I.. how do I know the person in question. . Do I know what they will be doing while in NZ, etc etc .. all the usual questions.. then she cut me off and hung up the call… so with no way to contact them back… I dunno what else to do.  The Immigration office here at the airport is closed… no number to ring and no agents to ask……    

I really do feel sorry for people coming to NZ … I understand immigration have a important job to do… but they don’t have to be fuck witted assholes about it… or maybe it’s part of the job requirement.. “oh you want to work as an immigration officer…sure… can you be a fuck witted asshole.. just like John Key?…you can.. excellent. . Welcome to your new job..” …  .. (.. ypu may ask.. who is John Key.. He is the current New Zealand Prime Minister .. who does very dodgy things…very very.. Google him)…

That attitude does more damage to the reputation of NZ than 1000 good reviews could do to support it especially when it happens to people working in media .. bad press and word of mouth travels fast in a small community …. there’s just no escaping it.

Now to be fair… I do only have (at this stage) 1/3 of the story…. and all I can do now is go do my usual stuff and wait to see if the person in question is allowed to enter New Zealand or not….    If so I’ll be sure to update this blog with more information. … If not.l, then I can only wait for an email from them when they return home (I assume).

Either way.. it’s lunchtime and I’m hungry and I’ve been here since 7 am.

More as I learn more.

:p

 

UPDATE:

So after a 4 hours, I get a text from the person in question, who is now been declined a visa to visit NZ.

After a bit of text chat, we find that she had the same experience as i did with the Immigration agent, finding her to be very rude.

 

I’ve gone ahead and managed to find a contact number for immigration via the airport, which was a headache as Immigration seem to really want to be uncontactable, i had to be somewhat rude to the airport operator to actually get them to transfer me, as they kept saying “Oh we can’t put you though , they don’t have a number “ … unbelievable.. because they did have a number…. obviously… 

I spoke with a guy about the situation and he was polite but absolutely unhelpful, unwilling to make any sort of effort to assist (easy to tell by his accent he wasn’t kiwi born), often going back to the “we can’t discuss this unless we have permission from the person in question” who has given their permission already because immigration had already called me twice….

This is truly terrible that Immigration have yet again shown themselves as total uncaring assholes , nothing seems to change, and I truly feel sorry for any international traveler coming to NZ that has to deal with those idiots.

Well done New Zealand Immigration, yet again , you’ve proved your self to be a pack of mindless drones with no ability to think for yourself or help anyone… fucking well done.

 

(a backstory note)..

Just so you know that i’m not dealing with a one-off here.. I have experience with NZ Immigration and how they treat people, as I have a number of international friends, some who live/ work here, some who are students etc.. and I constantly hear horror stories about how they are treated by NZ Immigration, and i’ve even tried to help a couple of them and have experienced this first hand….   it’s a hard thing to do, to try and be there for someone who gets shafted by immigration and watch them as they see their life and what they have worked hard for (legally) get torn apart by an uncaring emotionally void asshole at immigration. 

 

Rant end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery Cafe Kumeu

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HI there happy Humans

 

Was out and about yesterday getting stuff done with a friend, when we found ourselves at:

 

 The Gallery Cafe up in Kumeu 

https://www.facebook.com/thegallerysushiandcafe

7/329a Main Road, Huapai, Kumeu, Auckland, NZ

P: (09) 412-8983

 

We stopped in for a coffee.

I’ve been there a few times before, cause I really like their coffee and enjoy looking at the photos in the cafe!  (see the Facebook link above)

What ended up happening was quite surprising…

After ordering food and drinks, I was approached by a gentleman asking if he could take my photo because he liked my beard 😛

Well, why not, i’m game for being on the other end of the camera for a change, and it was actually quite an honour because

the photographer was non other than Charlie Yang, … a highly skilled and respected photographer, who’s work always blows my mind.

It was fun!, I have to admit, it felt totally weird too, but I guess I know how models feel now 😛

 

Anyways, he was kind enough to send me one of the images…. 

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It was great fun! the food and drink was awesome !!

 

So please, if you’re up in Kumeu, do stop in at:

 

The Gallery Cafe up in Kumeu 

https://www.facebook.com/thegallerysushiandcafe

 

Say HI to the lovely owners and enjoy some great food and great photos!!

🙂

 

Police and dog called to arrest suspicious naked man attacked

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Even though I find the artical funny… it’s the headline that got me.

Seems the news media these days are employing idiots who can’t use grammar correctly.. not saying I’m any good.. but if I can spot the mistakes then that is saying something. . 

Still. . This is what’s happening.. The dumbing down of news .. manipulation of the facts for a better story or to support whatever agenda is on the go at the time..

Article is still a giggle though. .

Have a beautiful Monday everyone 🙂

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/71365438/Police-and-dog-called-to-arrest-suspicious-naked-man-attacked

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