A taxpayer funded activist

February 25th, 2010 at 10:27 am by David Farrar

The Dom Post reports:

, who has lodged an Environment Court appeal to stop Manners Mall being turned into a buses-only road, told The Dominion Post on Tuesday he was “deliberately and directly” on the dole so he could bring “the people’s challenge to the courts”.

“It is a sacrifice, really. I am perfectly capable of earning.”

No it is not a sacrifice to force taxpayers to fund your political activism.

Social Development Minister said she was “appalled” by the comments, and Work and Income officials had called Mr Easton in for an immediate work test after reading them.

Good.

Mr Easton said he had been told to attend Work and Income at 9.30am today, but he was not worried about the potential threat to his benefit.

“I’ll take to them the information of what it is I’ve presented to court relative to the issues I’ve raised, and if anyone’s gainfully employed, it’s me. I’m working hard. The amount of hours I’ve put into these proceedings in the public interest is extraordinary.”

If Mr Easton thinks he is gainfully employed, then he does not need a benefit, so just cut it off.

To get the dole you need to be available for work and seeking work. He is neither.

Mr Easton – who has taken several cases on a range of issues – has lodged an appeal against Wellington City Council’s $11.1 million project to make Manners Mall a bus route.

Mediation is set for next week, but if it fails the resulting court action could cost the council up to $90,000. Last year, it spent $72,000 successfully defending Mr Easton’s High Court bid to stop the proposal.

The appeal is being taken on behalf of protest group The City is Ours, which has applied for legal aid.

I actually oppose the change to Manners Mall also, but I don’t want taxpayers funding the protest. Individuals should use their own resources to protest.

The row comes as Ms Bennett prepares new work-test rules that will see people on the dole lose their benefit after a year if they cannot show an honest attempt to find work.

“If you say, `well, actually, I haven’t done anything and I live deliberately and directly on the unemployment benefit so I can bring the people’s challenge to the courts and to the system’, then we will cancel your benefit.”

She is also planning compulsory work tests for sickness beneficiaries deemed fit to work part-time and domestic purposes beneficiaries whose youngest child is six.

Ms Bennett said she wanted a simplified system for work tests, with graduated sanctions rather than the current sole sanction of complete suspension or cancellation.

Can’t happen soon enough.

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62 Responses to “A taxpayer funded activist”

  1. aardvark (417 comments) says:

    Hang on — aren’t those 120 or so dullards who inhabit the halls of parliament just taxpayer-funded political activists?

    This sounds like “do as we say not as we do” if you ask me.

    At least Easton doesn’t get a credit card and some huge housing allowance as well as his miserly stipend :-)

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  2. andrei (2,570 comments) says:

    What about all the activist government departments like the Ministry of Womens affairs?

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  3. Graeme Edgeler (3,283 comments) says:

    Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu, Paula Bennett, welfare

    And all that money he earns being Prime Minister of Israel should be enough anyway.

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  4. Inventory2 (10,301 comments) says:

    I’ll bet Philip Ure is shitting bricks :-)

    Phil – Paula’s coming after you mate!

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  5. malcolm (1,952 comments) says:

    Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said she was “appalled” by the comments, and Work and Income officials had called Mr Easton in for an immediate work test after reading them.

    National; solving New Zealand’s welfare dependency problem, one media-reported case at a time. Why bother with real reform when you can simply cherry-pick cases from the media and look tough?

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  6. LeftRightOut (622 comments) says:

    Today’s beatup / spin post #1

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  7. MT_Tinman (3,136 comments) says:

    Like Ms Bennett I too am appalled.

    Not by the comments, which only show the bastard should be on an lunatics benefit, but that this story was even reported.

    Inventory, I doubt that just one of the regular “state employed” posters to Kiwiblog will be shitting themselves right now.

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  8. GJ (329 comments) says:

    Be interesting to see if they have enough backbone to immediatly cut his benifit and to seek a refund of what he has already been paid!

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  9. david (2,557 comments) says:

    Malcolm,
    Two points about this. Firstly everyone heads for the low hanging fruit first. Secondly, what better way to get the message out there than to have some cases that will get lots of coverage, especially coverage that will be amplified by the chorus of shrieking “do-gooders” that are expected to emerge in defence of this particular oxygen thief. It might just get through to some of those who have chosen a lifestyle that is rapidly becoming unacceptable in the eyes of the general public (read voters and taxpayers)

    It might (hopefully) get to be a bit like the ASB advert where the boss says “Goldstein, the world really has changed”

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  10. Michael (904 comments) says:

    In the dead tree version of the Dom Benjamin Easton also said: “As soon as democracy didn’t work for me I felt justified going into a council flat and taking a public wage.” (Emphasis mine)

    Well, as this democratic welfare arrangement doesn’t work for me can I should demand some tax back. The current rate is $190.39 per week for an adult over 25 – not including any other payments like accomodation supplement – so that is just under $10,000 per year.

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  11. GPT1 (2,118 comments) says:

    Take a read of some of the cases he has been involved in – the guy is a monumental pain in the ass with only the vaguest grasp of reality.

    No it is not a beat up LRO. It is exposing a person who not only bludges off the taxpayer but is proud of it. In fact he uses his ill gotten time to cost the taxpayer (or ratepayer) even more money. If you are that keen on supporting him pay for his lifestyle out of your own back pocket. Although, frankly, I can think of dozens of more deserving charities.

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  12. Brian Smaller (4,015 comments) says:

    He should be starving in a gutter. Scum.

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  13. malcolm (1,952 comments) says:

    National’s Promise on Welfare Dependency:

    “We want New Zealander’s to help us tackle welfare abuse. Today we’re launching a bold new initiative to cure NZ of this corrosive cancer. A cancer which undermines the work ethic and self-motivation and creates a national of takers and an expat nation of givers who have given up on giving and are giving another country a go.

    The scheme works as follows: If you’re aware of an instance of welfare abuse, simply set about getting this case reported in one of the 4 main newspapers, TV1 or TV3 for two or more consecutive days we’ll promise to look into it*.”

    *Unless the abuser threatens our staff or is a criminal or is otherwise too difficult to deal with. Other exceptions also apply.

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  14. Monty (976 comments) says:

    Parasite on society. His benefit should be cut immediately based on this confession.

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  15. malcolm (1,952 comments) says:

    David, I can’t share your optimisism that National are going to do anything substantive about this problem. Welfare is the single largest slice of government spending and it’s one of the reasons we’re overtaxed and under-performing as an economy.

    Every NZ government for at least the last 40 years have said they’ll tackle welfare abuse and there have been plenty of instances of publicly grabbing some low-hanging fruit. They are empty political gestures without reform of the system. A system which is undermining NZ, causing us to fall behind and indirectly contributing to many NZer’s moving overseas for better opportunities and the feeling that they’re not paying for other people to be idle, criminal or profligate.

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  16. Gooner (995 comments) says:

    I wonder if he’s related to Brian Easton.

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  17. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,888 comments) says:

    Are there any reporters lined up outside the WINZ office for a aprez match interview?

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  18. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    “I am perfectly capable of earning.”

    BANG right there. Your benefit stops next week pal, get off your ass and get a job. Thanks for playing.

    We used to have a WORK ethic in this country. Now we have a bludge ethic.

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  19. MikeMan (170 comments) says:

    So not only do we support this idiot on the unemployment benefit his group is claiming Legal Aid for draging the council to court over this.

    So if you are a taxpayer and property owner in Wellington you are paying three times for this.

    1. Rates to the council for their legal bills.
    2. Income tax to central government for the Legal Aid fund.
    3. Income tax to central government for his unemployment benefit.

    Sucks to be a homeowner in Wellington I guess :D

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  20. lastmanstanding (1,282 comments) says:

    As Ive said before the only way to tackle the welfare problem is to give all bennies a 3 month amnesty to declare they have been cheating the system.

    If they dont respond then using birthdate as the trigger point have them all reaaply for their benefit.

    If they dont reapply or fail the NEW TEST then stop the payments.

    My betting is the numbers would drop at least 25%.

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  21. Nomestradamus (3,246 comments) says:

    This guy has commented here under the alias “Political Busker” – he also signed his real name to those comments. Actively involved in Fathers’ Coalition from memory. No doubt D4J can comment.

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  22. Bryla (263 comments) says:

    Brian Smaller said: “He should be starving in a gutter. Scum.”. Urk! and from a Brian too. Still, smaller by name, smaller by nature.

    I feel sorry for anyone who has to deal with smaller minded bureaucracy, and I kinda doubt this guy can earn as easily as he pretends, but dear me there seems to be a compassion AND reality deficit around here somewhere.

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  23. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    He says he can earn, he says he chooses to collect money from the tax payer, but Bryla tells us that he is fact probably the real victim here.

    Where the emoticon for scornful derision when you really need one. Bring on the day you need to pass an iq test to be permitted to hold an opinion.

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  24. bearhunter (853 comments) says:

    Murray:

    ““I am perfectly capable of earning.”

    BANG right there. Your benefit stops next week pal, get off your ass and get a job. Thanks for playing.”

    Couldn’t agree more. He’s left WINZ with absolutely no option now but to cut his dole. Fucking sponging wanker.

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  25. Matt Long (89 comments) says:

    So how many more Tax Payer funded professional Objector/Protestors are we funding?
    My guess is that nearly every one of the high visability, protests about everything, gets legal aid, etc is a government beneficiary.

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  26. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    Benjamin Easton is a parasite who should have his benefit stopped immediately, this type of benefit abuse is simply not acceptable.

    The next one in the gun should be our very own Philip Ure, how I would laugh if he had his benefit cut.

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  27. RRM (9,838 comments) says:

    This leftie agrees…

    Unbelievable sense of entitlement. Complete dick. Cut off his benefit. And bring on the diggers for Manners Street…

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  28. Clint Heine (1,570 comments) says:

    Why would it cost 11 freaking million to do this to Cuba Mall?? Bloody hell.

    Malcolm… this Govt doesn’t use the expression cancer and corrosive…that would be Labour.

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  29. RRM (9,838 comments) says:

    ^^^ It’s not as simple as building a brand new brick & tile spec house on a clear level section.

    And loving how every thread on Kiwiblog is a thread about Labour. Even in the middle of a National term.

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  30. Viking2 (11,417 comments) says:

    Oh andnever forget whohe learned this from. Grand Mother Sue was at this game long before most.

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  31. Put it away (2,878 comments) says:

    RRM – well this clown almost certainly got on the dole under Labour’s policies. How long has he been on the benefit ?

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  32. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    “Benjamin Easton is a parasite who should have his benefit stopped immediately, this type of benefit abuse is simply not acceptable.”

    Do you ####head blouse know the story with false protection orders and his alienated children or are you just foaming more of your vile dribble you know all ####!

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  33. Brian Smaller (4,015 comments) says:

    Brian Smaller said: “He should be starving in a gutter. Scum.”. Urk! and from a Brian too. Still, smaller by name, smaller by nature.

    I feel sorry for anyone who has to deal with smaller minded bureaucracy, and I kinda doubt this guy can earn as easily as he pretends, but dear me there seems to be a compassion AND reality deficit around here somewhere.

    Compassion for what? Some filthy bludger stealing money off taxpayers because he believes he is “working for them”. If he wants to do that he should get elected to parliament.

    Bryla – go back to shilling for your communist mates. Better yet – give this bludger a job beating your swords into ploughshares.

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  34. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    Hey blouse you nasty know all #### do you KNOW ANYTHING about the Family Court case? You soon will see what damage that Court has done to various fathers.
    Time is right to give a Supreme Court a HUGE headache!
    Fuck the benefit I sue for $10m.

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  35. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    I wonder many fucked over dads are on a benefit due to the insidious feminazi Family Court Ms Bennett?

    I wonder how many CHILDREN are damaged because of destroying dads in the feminazi Family Court Ms Bumnet?

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  36. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    D4J

    Calm down you bloody idiot.

    This parasite Easton has chosen to be on the dole, he is fit and able to work yet has decided that he would rather let his fellow Kiwis pay for him to sit on his arse.

    I do not give a shit about his personal circumstances, I could not give a fuck if he has at war with his ex Mrs, given his attitude to work I suspect the kids are far better off with the mother anyway.

    Plenty of other people manage their personal lives, still earn a living and contribute to society, it seems from what you have written that Easton is not only a parasite but he is a dead beat dad who thinks it is my bloody job to pay for his kids.

    Fuck him, the bastard should get off his arse and take responsibility for his life and his kids.

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  37. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    “I wonder many fucked over dads are on a benefit due to the insidious feminazi Family Court Ms Bennett?”

    Then they need to take a big dose of HTFU

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  38. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    Oh sorry Ms Bennett how many killed themslves after becoming forced clients of the feminazi Family Court?

    What was the suicide rate of dads and children involved in the feminazi Family Court Ms B?

    F off blouse you dog turd wacko blowhard gripper.

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  39. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    Exhibit One – Suicide rate for children and fathers forced into the feminazi gravy train Family Court where litigation keeps the golf club fees paid up. What a terrible travesty for dads and kids! This Court is destroying people as we speak!

    Go way blouse dog turd.

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  40. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    D4J

    It does not matter how “fucked over” these dads feel they still have a responsibility to pay for their own kids.

    As for suicide, I have very firm views about people who take the soft and easy way out, 99% of the time they are nothing more than gutless wankers.

    I refuse to change my mind about this D4J, Easton is a piece of shit who thinks it is fine to steal from the tax payer, he should be forced to get a job.

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  41. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    “gutless wankers”

    Sorry I missed your real name again? Look in the mirror coward.
    F off creep – go find a real name.
    Peter B.

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  42. PaulL (5,971 comments) says:

    Bennett is completely right here. Not only is this guy so dumb as to think he’s doing a public service, and that we should pay his benefit, he is so dumb he gets himself quoted in the newspaper and thinks he won’t get a response.

    Bennett is working on the longer term work tests, but she can hardly ignore his stupid outburst in the papers. She has to act, and she has.

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  43. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    D4J

    Do you see all females as the enemy?

    Do you think that Easton should be paying child maintenance?

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  44. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    Yes D4J, gutless wankers.

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  45. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    Go away you gutless wanker, my girls laugh at your insanity. Oh yes they read this blog and would like a chat with you in real life. Haha gutless wonder. My partner has asked you to dinner and drinks.

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  46. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    D4J

    Try and clear this up for me, you claim to be a right winger yet you think that parasites like Easton are well within their rights to steal money from the tax payer.

    You claim to have no time for the “femenazi” element yet you have no problem with their sense of entitlement when it comes to benefits.

    You claim to be a Nat yet you have no sense of personal responsibility when it comes to dads paying child maintenance.

    Have I got that right?, see if you can answer the questions or clarify the points instead of frothing at the mouth and banging out a three line reply that is nothing more than abuse.

    Can you do it D4J?

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  47. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    “My partner has asked you to dinner and drinks.”

    Sorry, I am busy that night.

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  48. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    You make my skin crawl. Really you need serious help.Never in my life have I encountered someone so cowardly. Goodbye, I got better things to do than argue with a gutless wonder fruit loop.

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  49. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Hug it out bitches.

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  50. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    On the up side the Dom-post reports that someone from WINZ has invited Mr Easton to drop by and explain himself. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/3370908/Manners-Mall-activist-deliberately-on-dole-may-be-told-to-get-a-real-job

    Phil is next on their list if there’s any justice.

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  51. Hagues (703 comments) says:

    Sorry D4J but this case has nothing to do with family court matters. The guy is claiming that he could quite easily be working and earning a living but for the fact he is making a ‘sacrifice’ to take court action over the manners mall thing.

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  52. burt (8,239 comments) says:

    I think this is the same chap who was campaigning against water meters in Wellington. He was standing around with about 4 big bottles of water offering people ‘free water’ – the way it should be, free for all…

    I asked him if I could take a whole bottle, he paused but then said yes. So I asked if I could take all his bottles and tip them into the gutter.

    He got quite annoyed with me when I suggested that and asked me why…. I told him that as he wanted it to be free for people to use as much as they want for whatever they want that it was entirely reasonable for me to take all he had and water the gutter with it…. Oh boy – he didn’t think it was right that I could waste his water and he couldn’t see the parallel that letting everyone use as much as they want for what they want without consequences is exactly like me just wasting all he had on him at that time.

    I told him that after I watered the drain he could just go and fill up his bottles again and that under his ideology it was my right to ignore the consequences of abusing a free resource…. He didn’t like me and I didn’t sign his petition.

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  53. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    And the water should be delivered free by the water pixies no doubt.

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  54. Manolo (13,588 comments) says:

    Easton is one of the countless parasites that are a blight on this country. He is one of the many losers in life who have little to offer and who enjoy a free ride at someone else’s expense.

    A good kick in the backside is what the bludger needs.

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  55. malcolm (1,952 comments) says:

    Good for you Burt. A free street-lesson in economics for the “water is a basic human need therefore it shouldn’t be metered” crowd.

    Whenever I see one of those anti meter petitions in a fish n chip shop I like to write some extra questions under their bullet-points. Like:

    – Should we have free food, as that’s also a basic human need?
    – What about unmetered electricity?
    – Water isn’t free. You pay for it through your rates or rent, and you pay extra for the people who waste it.
    – If you’re concerned about water conservation then making people pay for their usage is a great way to encourage sensible countermeasures (e.g. rainwater tank for garden, grey-water systems etc).

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  56. Rex Widerstrom (5,349 comments) says:

    As aardvark so aptly pointed out in the very first comment:

    aren’t those 120 or so dullards who inhabit the halls of parliament just taxpayer-funded political activists?

    Indeed… if it’s appropriate for people with ideological leanings like Catherine Delahunty or Roger Douglas to lever themselves onto the public teat without a single vote cast in favour or against them, then in principle it’s equally appropriate that those who are opposed to something and are acting – arguably – in the public interest are also funded.

    DPF suggests:

    I don’t want taxpayers funding the protest. Individuals should use their own resources to protest.

    But hang on… ratepayers are being forced to fund the move, which is driven by Council’s ideology, so why should an individual stand alone and unsupported against it while WCC can throw any amount of our money at supporting it?

    Having said that, the dole is not an appropriate mechanism. I’m quite attracted to the idea floated by the government that law firms in receipt of government money be required, as a condition of their contracts, to do pro bono work. That – or some sort of Public Defenders Office which could also take up civil matters – would be the appropriate way to deal with this.

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  57. big bruv (13,727 comments) says:

    Rex

    “like Catherine Delahunty or Roger Douglas to lever themselves onto the public teat without a single vote cast in favour or against them”

    I think it is a bit unfair to say that Sir Roger did not receive any votes, he was a huge part of ACT getting as many seats in the house as they did, many people voted for ACT because of Sir Roger.

    When it comes to that idiot Delahunty then I agree with you, very few who voted for the Watermelons would have even known who she is, now that they do I suspect they are horrified that such an obvious clown is in the house.
    The saving grace is that the Green are finished as a political force, next election will see them gone from the house for good.

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  58. Viking2 (11,417 comments) says:

    Must have known something yesterday!!

    # Viking2 (1364) Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Oh and never forget who he learned this from. Grand Mother Sue was at this game long before most.

    Well well well, from stuff this morning.

    About three years ago Mr Easton unsuccessfully applied to the Social Development Ministry to be a consultant.

    Since then he said he had been working unpaid to fix “social issues” for up to 12 hours a day which justified his dole payments.

    Former Green MP Sue Bradford was his job application referee after they worked together in 1993.

    “I understand the feeling he has that he is doing really good work but you can’t really expect Work and Income to accept that,” Ms Bradford said yesterday.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/3376183/Unemployed-activists-benefit-cut-off

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  59. Political Busker (231 comments) says:

    Thanks Peter for coming to my defence.

    While I intend to read all of the mail here it is easy to get tired of it, because it is directly focused on one string, being ignorance. The question is not cannot you see when the answer here is clearly I do not want to know. That is not conservatism it is limitation.

    Firstly, however, on the opening matter which David has posted which about me taking the benefit and living off the tax dollar. Why are you folk so focussed on me? I’ve been open and honest all of the time. I would go up to parliament daily at question time and I would then write letters to the politicians, sometimes very abrasively. I have included my media reply below.

    The reason I say the response here is limited is because the writer in general appears uninterested in what I do and what it is I state. Instead a concept of right and justification is preferred. It may be from this view that the world would always stay flat. By refusing to accept that there is another group of facts and they are deliberately excluded from your active comprehension the information that would and will protect you from considerable damage remains dormant. I am sure as long as you are comfortable then those facts would remain horizontal. Fortunately in my view you have me challenging the information on your behalf whether or not you want it, and for your sons and daughters and grandchildren, whether or not you personally place any value on justice.

    In answer to the question I have raised above, about what the facts are, as I have said on this site before to limited response, you are invited to find them out. I am not at liberty to talk in detail about the Manners Mall matter are in mediation, although I am freed to tell you the case is easier and far less complex than my other matters to show up who is right and who is wrong. My email is the_political_busker@yahoo.com and any with the courage to engage different facts are welcome to contact me there and go on a BCC list for the information that you do not otherwise get about some things that are very mature and doing you serious damage.

    Regards,
    Benjamin Easton

    Thank you Karen for your correspondence removing me from the unemployment benefit.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/3370908/Manners-Mall-activist-deliberately-on-dole-may-be-told-to-get-a-real-job

    I note in reply that I will not be requiring any further assistance after the final payment and will move out of the Council flat and back onto the street after the final unemployment benefit payment is made on 3 March 2010.

    As you are now fully aware the arguments I have presented to you are deeply sensitive to government. You are also aware that when I went on the unemployment benefit I presented to the Ministry of Social Development a detailed plan to tackle the problem of long term unemployment, and that plan, dealt with the wider matters I have brought about in many judicial proceedings. I have given a copy of that plan to the Dominion Post.

    Unfortunately the catalyst for this action has been the Manners Mall challenge. This has been provoked by Council responding to the exercise of a statutory right of appeal and the delay that appeal has created on their plans. I wish to note that I am not the only person to have appealed and the delay would have happened if anyone appealed no matter any other circumstances.

    Parliament has been fully aware of my political status and my taking of the unemployment benefit. I was interviewed almost immediately after National was elected into parliament and I advised them then of the same information I have given you today. It is the controversy that has caused the matter to manifest and I openly dispute that the Social Development Minister was not fully aware of my challenges well prior to making her comments.

    While I comprehend the Ministry does not consider the extensive work I am doing as employment, or that of seeking employment it should be publicly noted that the cases I am presenting are all built in a direct challenge on (and only on) serious societal injustices. Of the many cases I process the Manners Mall matter has the clearest evidence to disclose why the challenge should and I believe will, in the end, be successful. I look forward to a variation agreed on the proposal or otherwise its Court ordered quash. I have no intention of allowing the removal of the unemployment benefit to set me back from any of my many challenges against open injustice and am simply more resolved to prove the outright merit of my acivity.

    Respectfully,

    Benjamin Easton

    LAOS (the people) New Zealand

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  60. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    Good on Ben. Did I tell you I was approved mainstream funding for the volunteer work I do in the community. That was several years ago and I am still waiting. Anyway in solidarity brother as the Fathers Coalition is about to give the Supreme Court a huge head spin. The evidence gathered is overwhelming and I got Crown Law stuffed this time. Remember my Human Rights litigation? Must go another decent Father in the Family Court is talking suicide.

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  61. Political Busker (231 comments) says:

    Good on you Peter!

    I have sent you recent figures researched by the Families Commission from Australia. I have asked them to look at similar studies here. Seperated males – 15 – 24 are 21 times more likely to suicide and 24 to 44 are 9 times more likely than women. How many women’s refuges do we have agaisnt how many men’s refuges? How long have we had to champion and protect while being abused for making such challenge against the war on paternalism? How many abortions last year? How many jews died in the death camps and do these figures compare with the global male suicide or abortion rates? I see it as no wonder the voice of collective limitation wants to shut us up: NZ paradise indeed.

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  62. Political Busker (231 comments) says:

    @Rex – I would agree. Yet I made my going on the dole a public stand. I was living on the street when I submitted to the Justice & Electoral Select Committee (on the deletion of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Bill) with my information and presented it. I asked the then Speaker of the house the Right Honourable Margaret Wilson to summons herself when she was the Attorney General to explain the abrogation of the constitution on June 10 2003. Simple! It went into file 13 and I was not invited to orally submit. I disappeared. If I could not get my democratic entitlement from the top court of the land because it directly impugned its most senior officer, how can democracy be working in New Zealand?

    This is to say besides not being able to live in a house I am not disappointed with what has happened at all. I am labelled a bludger and a thief. None of these claims for what I a counter claim could be held.

    What the allegations I bring now provide; is me without a wage and I am effectively no longer a considered part of the system. This would not be true though because I claim I am a loyal subject of Her Majesty the Queen. I am not loyal to the Executive in counsel because I cannot trust the executive to comply with the legislature. The information still to be test is within the judiciary and these tests I am sure will mature on kiwisfirst.co.nz

    @big bruv – raise these comments with me now that I am paying attention. If you want to establish a concrete foundation for your unpleasant appraisal do it according to a rational argument – I will comply for that argument.

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