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‘The Serene Disciple’

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When in the soul of the serene disciple
With no more Fathers to imitate
Poverty is a success,
It is a small thing to say the roof is gone:
He has not even a house.

Stars, as well as friends,
Are angry with the noble ruin.
Saints depart in several directions.

Be still:
There is no longer any need of comment.
It was a lucky wind
That blew away his halo with his cares,
A lucky sea that drowned his reputation.

Here you will find
Neither a proverb nor a memorandum.
There are no ways,
No methods to admire
Where poverty is no achievement.
His God lives in his emptiness like an affliction.

What choice remains?
Well, to be ordinary is not a choice:
It is the usual freedom
Of men without visions.

— Thomas Merton —
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In the Soul of the Serene Disciple

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“Smash the System”

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On Capitalism:
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“This economy condemns and enslaves men and women. It is the dung of the devil. Dear young people: shake things up and make a mess! Then organise to tidy it up.”

~ Pope Francis ~

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“Serve without Fear”
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NZ Police Commissioner, Mike Bush

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NZ Police EnsignEnsign — New Zealand Police

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Welcome to readers who have linked here from an article at Lauda Finem about the “corruption” of New Zealand’s incumbent Commissioner of Police, Mike Bush.

It’s an interesting read and refers to my “tell all Blog” — which, to make a small correction, is actually over here:

http://obrien.wordpress.com

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Police cover up the findings of their own
inquiry 
into my criminal offending . . .

Secret Inquiry
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— Islamic Christmas Card —

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Islamic Christmas Card

“And peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and
the Day I am resurrected alive. Such was Jesus, son of Mary, and
this is the truth of the matter in which they doubt.”  ~  QUR’AN

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‘Call to prayer’

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. An important event in the course of my life — a red letter day — my first visit to the Mosque and, to mark the occasion, I created this image, overlaid it with an Adhan, then posted it to my YouTube account, here:

Call to Prayer .

— My ‘Shahada’ —

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After many years of prayer and contemplation, I now choose to spend the remainder of my life drawing closer to God and this post marks the occasion of my Shahada:

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. . ‘Ash hadu an la ilaha illa Allah’

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“I bear witness that there is no God except Allah.” 

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‘Voice of an Angel’

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Image: Jessie Hillel

— Jessie Hillel —

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Midst our dross, fear, corruption and greed . . . a light to show the Way:

  ● “Ave Maria” – YouTube
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Stop the GCSB !!!

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Tonight

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“4 – VICTORY”

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— R4BIA —

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#R4BIA — the raising of four fingers — symbol for the massacre of unarmed people in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square by Egypt’s US-backed military on August 14, 2013.

“Rabaa” means four, or the fourth in Arabic, and Raaba al-Adawiya Square has now become equally famous as Tahir Square in Cairo due to the resistance of hundreds of thousands of anti-coup protesters. Here’s a useful essay on events from Counterpunch:

Bloodbath on the Nile
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‘Data mining our kids’

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“And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or
in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell,
save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast,
or the number of his name.” 
~  Revelations 13:16  

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Orwellian nightmare . . .

And so, it has begun. They call it education reform in America, or social development in New Zealand. Same thing — the tracking of humans from cradle to grave.
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On peace (4)

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Image: ""If guns kill people . . . do pencils misspell words?" ~ Unknown.
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“If guns kill people,

do pencils misspell words?”

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Unknown  ~
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Telling lies to the Nation . . .

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Image: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key telling lies to the Nation.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key appeared on national television last evening and lied to the nation about his GCSB spying bill which will “legalise” the collection of all our communications on behalf of American spy agencies . . . see here for the interview.

The Prime Minister said that the GCSB will not be collecting all our data — but, when challenged about New Zealand’s role in Five-Eyes and the collection of all our data, (that’s what they do), he refused to answer — waving a dismissive hand at questions about PRISM and X-KeyScore.

John Key’s lies are disassembled here by Dr Rodney Harrison QC., the NZ Law Society.

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UPDATE:

Oooops !!!

Caught in his lie, John Key backs down
and now he asks for us to trust him . . .

John Key issues new GCSB pledge
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Collating the half-truths and lies:

John Key – Liar?
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— Digital Bill of Rights —

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“We the people of the Internet, in order to form a more altruistic online existence, establish privacy of user data, ensure protections for all individuals, provide for the common checks and balances of our online rights, promote the general welfare, and secure the liberty of our online identities and our information, do ordain and establish this Digital Bill of Rights for the people of the Internet.”  ~ Mashable

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1. The user shall have the right to access the Internet.

2. Each and every user shall be offered equal protections of privacy and free speech regardless of nationality, religion or political beliefs.

3. The user shall have the right for his or her view of the Internet to be uncensored and unrestricted.

4. The user has the freedom to choose and control with whom he or she shares his or her activity or personal information. Furthermore, data that a user uploads to an online service shall not be shared with other users except at their consent.

5. The user has the right to all his or her original content, works and information he or she uploads on or produces for the Internet.

6. The user shall have the right to terminate his or her participation with any online service at any time. If a user wants to terminate a relationship with a web-based service, the user shall have the right to delete his or her user data from said service.

7. The user’s online user data and personal communications, including but not limited to email, instant messages, social media and audio and video conferences, shall have the same legal protections as a user’s traditional letters, phone calls and any other physical correspondence or records.

8. No entity — government, law enforcement agency, corporation or human — may collect, examine, steal or otherwise utilize a user’s data without the permission of the user, barring legally justified data collection/search/seizure.

9. The user shall have the right to remain anonymous online, and shall only reveal his or her identity to whom they choose.

10. The user shall have the right to use the Internet without his or her activity and/or communications being monitored by any government or agency.
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‘The Evidence Room’

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Image: padlockImage 2013 © Patrick O’Brien

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It was a standard practise to tamper with the evidence. Often, the exhibit that
was before the court was not the exhibit that I had purchased or obtained
from the target.” ~ Patrick O’Brien | Campbell Live, TV3 News

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A former detective sergeant in charge of the Northland Organised Crime Unit has been charged with the supply of cannabis and methamphetamine which he took from a police exhibits locker, aka the evidence room.

While the courts will decide a verdict — every drug squad informant knows that police exchange drugs for information, it’s standard practise, nothing out of the ordinary, and a reasonable presumption can be made that, in this particular case, the detective must have pissed someone off to find himself in this predicament.

Bad luck, copper . . . here’s what usually happens:

Secret Inquiry
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Stasi State of New Zealand

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Image: enslavement of New Zealanders.

An essay from columnist Gordon Brown which outlines how
John Key’s Government has systematically undermined the
sovereignty of Parliament, and freedom of the individual:

Big Government’s most devoted servant
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Something is rotten in the Beehive . . .

Democracy (sic) in New Zealand
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“Your country, your say . . .”

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Image: John Campbell, TV3 NewsJohn Campbell, TV3 News

The GCSB Bill
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“Your country,  your say . . . Over the next week, we’re aiming for the biggest opinion poll in New Zealand’s history and we’ll be heading south from Spirits Bay and heading north from Bluff, stopping in small towns throughout the country, giving you the chance to have your say and tell the politicians what you think. You can see us in person in your town or you can sign the petition on-line, here.”

Campbell Live – GCSB roadie poll
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A selection of references on the widespread opposition to the
GCSB legislation currently before New Zealand Parliament:

GCSB Legislation
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On dissent (5)

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Image: "Before a revolution can start in the streets, it first must happen in the mind." Image 2013 Patrick O’Brien
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EÏD MŬBARAЌ

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‘Blessings’

Peace, harmony, happiness and joy . . .

Eid Mubarak – 2013
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email @ lavabit.com

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Lavabit — the secure email service used by Edward Snowden has been shut down by the US Government. Here’s their sad announcement:

● http://lavabit.com/
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UPDATE:

Another secure email system closes down
here’s their announcement . . .

Silent Mail
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— Secret Inquiry —

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Image: Insignia of New Zealand Police.

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“In New Zealand, police corruption is investigated by . . . the police
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Regular readers of my Blog may remember that in 2007 I wrote to the Chief Justice of New Zealand, Dame Sian Elias, and confessed telling lies in court to obtain convictions against my targets while working as an undercover police officer and agent-provocateur for the Crown.

Following my interview on Campbell Live, TV3 News, police commenced a self-styled “independent” inquiry and asked for my cooperation.

I have fully cooperated with this inquiry — admitted criminal liability for my offending, stated I will plead guilty to any charges, and have also provided police with an evidential interview where I made a full and frank admission of these crimes.

So, what are the findings of this “independent” inquiry?

Good question — I don’t know — New Zealand police have refused my request for a copy of the report.

I’m not making this up:

So, I complained to the Ombudsman, who referred it to the Privacy Commissioner, who agreed with police . . . the findings will remain a secret.

Cover-up?

Readers may draw their own conclusions.

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Hiroshima Day – 2013

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Image: Atomic bomb blastImage © Dekiwallpapers

“. . . only the US Government does this to humanity . . .”

Hiroshima Day 2013
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Notes to myself (6)

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On love (8)

Image: "Those who are hardest to love need it the most." ~ SocratesImage 2013 Patrick O’Brien
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US Government – liar !!!

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Propaganda ― Lies, lies and more lies:.

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Right on cue, just days after their meta-data explanation was unmasked as yet another mega-lie (yes, they really are reading your emails, chat and TXT messages) the US Government issues an extraordinary global travel warning about the threat of an imminent Al-Qaeda “terrorist” attack and closes down 21 embassies across the Muslim world — nothing specific, of course, but with all the usual trigger words — “Muslim” and “terrorist” and “Middle East” and “Al-Qaeda” . . . gotta’ keep the people frightened.

The US Terror Scare

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‘Day of al-Quds’

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— Free Palestine —

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Today is International al-Qud Day — which, by tradition, is the last Friday of Ramadan. The Day of al-Quds, or Jerusalem Day, is not a religious occasion but rather a human rights event open to all people, both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, an opportunity to stand with the Palestinian people in their resistance of Israel’s cruel, brutal and illegal occupation of their Land.

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Privacy Commissioner – Update:

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Image: The GCSB has been illegally spying on New Zealand citizens

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The Government Communications Security Bureau has been illegally spying on citizens, so I wrote to the Prime Minister in April this year and asked him — has the GCSB been spying on me?

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is a slippery individual and would not answer the question — so I complained to the Privacy Commissioner. It turns out there are many hundreds of other New Zealanders asking the same question, and John Key is not answering them either:

Here’s an update from the Privacy Commissioner . . . continues

Teina Pora

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Teina Pora, TV3 NewsImage 2013 © TV3 News

Tonight on TV3 at 8.30 pm — the sad story of Teina Pora, an innocent man who has spent 20 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit — yet another victim of police incompetence, arrogance* and corruption. Here is a selection of articles, references and background material which I’ve posted to my Wall at Google-Plus:

Teina Pora
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* THE FACE OF ARROGANCE:

The arrogant, smarmy face of New Zealand Police — an
interview with Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess:

Live Video – TV3 News
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“Serve without Fear”

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A message to the world’s youth from Pope Francis . . .

“Change the world — confront corruption; reject selfishness and intolerance; rip out and raze evil and violence; speak for the  innocent and defenceless, especially those  who can no longer cry out.” Reuters

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— New Zealand’s Democracy Under Attack —

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Image: New Zealand Democracy is under attack — bleeding typewriter .

A cornerstone of our democracy is a free press, currently under attack in New Zealand by the Government — its latest target being Jon Stevenson, an investigative journalist who revealed our military has been complicit in torturing human beings in Afghanistan.

Here’s a selection of related articles and references that I’ve posted to my NOTES:

Attack on New Zealand’s Democracy
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On courage (6)

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Nationwide Protest — Stop the GCSB Bill !!!

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Today throughout New Zealand . . .

Nationwide Events
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