NZ’s independence not for sale, says Internet Party

Voxy
Friday, 6 June, 2014 – 13:06

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Five Eyes intelligence sharing and the American Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act have put New Zealand’s sovereignty and independence at risk and must be immediately reviewed, says the Internet Party.

In its draft Independence policy released today, the Internet Party said New Zealand’s sovereignty was being steadily eroded by shady backroom deals with foreign powers, impacting the ability of New Zealand to make its own decisions without undue influence.

“Over the past few years, there have been a number of challenges to our independence – the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), Five Eyes intelligence sharing and the Foreign Tax Account Compliance Act (FATCA),” said Internet Party Leader Laila Harré.

“We will take steps to prevent the erosion of New Zealand’s independence. We have the right to make our own decisions without kowtowing to foreign countries. The influence of the United States Government, in particular, over New Zealand is truly alarming, and it’s all happening behind closed doors.” Continue reading NZ’s independence not for sale, says Internet Party

Could It Happen Here? UK Parents Arrested Because Their Child Is Obese

Activist Post
Chris Carrington
Saturday, June 7, 2014

A couple has been arrested by police on suspicion of cruelty and neglect of their obese child.

A 49-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, from King’s Lynn in Norfolk, were questioned by officers over the child’s care and released on bail.

Police said intervention at this level was “very rare” and only occurred where other attempts to protect the child had been unsuccessful.

A spokeswoman added police were working with health and social services.

The Sun reported the couple’s 11-year-old son is 5ft 1in (1.5m) and 15 stone (210 pounds), with a body mass index (BMI) of 41.8.

It alleged that concerned teachers and doctors prompted intervention by social services and then police.

Police and Norfolk County Council said it would not discuss the “victim” or the circumstances of the case.

‘Protection from harm’

The couple was arrested in March on suspicion of child neglect and cruelty under section 1 of the Children’s Act 1933.

“When dealing with sensitive issues such as obesity and neglect of children, officers from the force’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit work closely with partners, significantly with both health care and social services, to ensure any response to address them are proportionate and necessary,” police said.

“Any action taken by any agency will be subject to a joint strategy and will always be taken with the welfare of the child and their protection from harm as paramount.”

Norfolk County Council spokeswoman said:

“Our priority will always be the health, well-being and safety of Norfolk’s children and we will always do all we can to support families to meet their children’s needs.”

My Comment:
It is unjust to arrest parent just because their child obese. Remember people government cannot and will not protect your child from harm. Here in New Zealand theNZHerald Reported that New Zealand has obesity in adult top 30% on 16 December 2013 which that is worst than the UK. This would not be far off in New Zealand. Health and Medical Tyranny is one of the first of tyranny to begin before the hammer drops.