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Kevin McCready

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    Kevin McCready reacted to Sabre in Justifiable homicide?   
    I know if it were me on that jetski I wouldnt be 100% confident that I would pick up on a small head or someone surfacing while snorkeling hence why there are rules around speeds close to shore and other boats.
    There is plenty of water about for everyone so no need to be fanging it metres away from other boats.
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    Kevin McCready reacted to Dtwo in Justifiable homicide?   
    Well imagine if your kids are swimming around the back of the boat and the jetski comes around the front.  So yes, it's obviously dangerous.  It is also illegal and ignorant.
    The 5 knot law applies 200m from shore and 50m from other vessels.  Clearly this guy doesn't know, doesn't care, or both.
    And to calm down those who would suggest murder would be a disproportionate response, I'll spell it out:  the topic post was tongue-in-cheek.  Take a breath.
    Breaking legs - too much?
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from SpareHand in What the &^%$ have I let myself in for   
    Good on you!! Dunno about the crying part. Save that for the first time you're in a blow. Meanwhile, FWIW make safety your mantra.
    https://kmccready.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/storm-fantasy-sailing-yacht-safety-card/
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from SailOn in New to sailing   
    FWIW https://kmccready.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/sailing/
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from ex Elly in Launch on Reef   
    Fire is not launch on a reef
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Sabre in Launch on Reef   
    Fire is not launch on a reef
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    Kevin McCready reacted to ex Elly in Launch on Reef   
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/intense-fire-flames-engulf-boat-in-bay-of-islands/EMC5AUY3RQIHFMFDMVGTP3YFQQ/
     
     
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Black Panther in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    I'm physically disgusted and sickened by base rumour-mongering. I consider it among the lowest forms of human behavior. I hold such people in contempt.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Wheels, there is no refugee queue. That is precisely the nasty meme that the RW is spreading. Please stop spreading it. If a person seeking refugee status arrives on our shores they are entitled to have their claims heard no matter how they arrived. There is no queue whatsoever that we can say to them 'go back to where you came from and wait your turn in the queue'. BTW, last time I looked at the figures, most illegal migrants to NZ and Australia were from the UK and USA.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Black Panther in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Wheels, there is no refugee queue. That is precisely the nasty meme that the RW is spreading. Please stop spreading it. If a person seeking refugee status arrives on our shores they are entitled to have their claims heard no matter how they arrived. There is no queue whatsoever that we can say to them 'go back to where you came from and wait your turn in the queue'. BTW, last time I looked at the figures, most illegal migrants to NZ and Australia were from the UK and USA.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from marinheiro in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    To add to Tamure's excellent post it's worth recalling that the notion that there is an orderly system which refugees MUST follow when applying is another part of the nasty rightwing meme factory. Wheels promoted the notion in his post and I hope it was just an error in understanding on his behalf and not a part of his belief system. These are important matters and it's essential that we don't make such fundamental errors in discussing them and in treating people humanely and treating them in accordance with our legal obligations. NZ is a tiny island stuck at the far end of the world; if we are to survive and prosper we need to promote a rules-based system of international law in cooperation with other like-minded polities, not tear it down according to the political whim of the day.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Black Panther in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    To add to Tamure's excellent post it's worth recalling that the notion that there is an orderly system which refugees MUST follow when applying is another part of the nasty rightwing meme factory. Wheels promoted the notion in his post and I hope it was just an error in understanding on his behalf and not a part of his belief system. These are important matters and it's essential that we don't make such fundamental errors in discussing them and in treating people humanely and treating them in accordance with our legal obligations. NZ is a tiny island stuck at the far end of the world; if we are to survive and prosper we need to promote a rules-based system of international law in cooperation with other like-minded polities, not tear it down according to the political whim of the day.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Sabre in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Shame that some people still don't want to respect the law. This thread has come in a nice circle. People who think Smith should break the law seem to the same people who don't understand that NZ has signed up, and good on us, to the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Black Panther in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Shame that some people still don't want to respect the law. This thread has come in a nice circle. People who think Smith should break the law seem to the same people who don't understand that NZ has signed up, and good on us, to the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from DrWatson in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Bureaucrats don't make laws. They interpret them and are subject to the courts. At least learn to vent your spleen appropriately.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Sabre in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Bureaucrats don't make laws. They interpret them and are subject to the courts. At least learn to vent your spleen appropriately.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Black Panther in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Bureaucrats don't make laws. They interpret them and are subject to the courts. At least learn to vent your spleen appropriately.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Elliot749 in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Such language also breaks the rules of this forum for respectful discussion.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Elliot749 in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    I've reported this post. Adopting the language of the extreme right to describe people who support the rule of law sets a dangerous precedent for this forum. 
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Mahoy in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Such language also breaks the rules of this forum for respectful discussion.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from Mahoy in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    I've reported this post. Adopting the language of the extreme right to describe people who support the rule of law sets a dangerous precedent for this forum. 
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from GregW in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    I've reported this post. Adopting the language of the extreme right to describe people who support the rule of law sets a dangerous precedent for this forum. 
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from DrWatson in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    I've reported this post. Adopting the language of the extreme right to describe people who support the rule of law sets a dangerous precedent for this forum. 
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from BNG in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    Such language also breaks the rules of this forum for respectful discussion.
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    Kevin McCready got a reaction from BNG in Damn the Rules, Rocna Inventor doing the NW Passage   
    I've reported this post. Adopting the language of the extreme right to describe people who support the rule of law sets a dangerous precedent for this forum. 
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