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Jami-Lee Ross vs Feminist Violence

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:24 pm Wed 17th October 2018

While we may be critical of Mr Ross’ disloyal attempts to sabotage his leader and party (and probably other individual parliamentarians in the near future!) and/or we may also see him to some extent as suffering abuse for brave whistle-blowing, we applaud the fact that he has not rolled over and accepted feminist mischief against him.

The gender issue in this saga has not been highlighted much in media, but it has probably been the main catalyst for recent developments as made clear in some news reports like this one. Ross may well have leaked information about Bridges’ electoral spending, though the standard of proof for this seems only marginally better than the total lack of proof routinely used by the Family Court to wreck the lives of men and their children. However, his full-on war now is in response to feminist violence.

Bridges attacked Ross with a claim that four women had independently complained about harassment, or inappropriate behaviour towards women, or behaviour unacceptable for a married man, or something equally vague and likely lacking real justification. According to Ross, when he demanded further information Bridges threatened to find 15 women to complain similarly. Well, that would be easy against any man in the world in today’s toxic feminist climate.

There is an increasingly nasty war being waged against men. In true #metoo spirit, women now are prone to level accusations of sexism and/or harassment at any man who displeases them in any way. A good example was Serena Williams who in a fit of anger at being properly called out and penalized for cheating, ridiculously claimed the male umpire was being sexist towards her. Many men have colluded with the feminist terrorists, some of those men being misguided and others, like Bridges, self-serving and unethical.

Ross was having none of this nonsense and he is now taking revenge. We often feel disgusted when men roll over after allegations of breaching feminist political correctness, apologizing for all manner of unintentional and trivial wrongdoing according to feminist decree. Instead, we would like to see many more thoroughly violent responses from men when feminist violence is done to them. Not physical violence of course, but the kind of commensurate violence that Jami-Lee Ross is currently demonstrating. Whether he comes out more or less wounded than this enemies, we wish him well in battle.


  1. Four women believe they were variously groomed, used for access to information & power, & abused by Jami-Lee Ross. They spoke to Melanie Reid

    Comment by Evan Myers — Thu 18th October 2018 @ 8:07 am

  2. National MP Chris Finlayson says it’s incredibly sad that Jami-Lee Ross has “self-immolated” but the party will recover.

    Comment by Downunder — Thu 18th October 2018 @ 8:55 am

  3. Katie Bradford
    A lot of what we’ve seen and heard this week is really triggering and hurtful for many people. Let’s remember that, look after each other and cut out the nastiness. Happy long weekend y’all.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Fri 19th October 2018 @ 9:35 pm

  4. deborah coddington
    Prick. Now every Woman in National is suspect. What an utter cunt this toad is. Kia kaha women in Parliament. National MP Jami-Lee Ross admits to affairs with two women, vows to stay in Parliament,

    Comment by Evan Myers — Fri 19th October 2018 @ 9:42 pm

  5. David Farrar
    God this is hard stuff to read. No one should go through this.
    Quote Tweet
    Sam Sachdeva
    Two more women speak out to @NewsroomNZ about exactly what kind of man Jami-lee Ross is.

    Death by 1000 cuts:

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 7:02 am

  6. deborah coddington
    deborah coddington
    In light of the last hour’s news from
    re staying in Parliament all decent MPs shld shun him cos of his disgusting treatment of women. No gentleman rats on past lovers. Women MPs from all parties shld walk out every time he stands to speak. #sexpest

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 7:09 am

  7. This article shows how convenient is the ill-defined concept of harassment. Use the word and what people think is pressuring for sex. Ms Bungard used the word and the article saw fit to state:

    The drip-feed of daily shocks continued today allegations of Ross harassing women and having relationships outside his marriage.

    However, the allegations made by Ms Bungard didn’t involve anything reasonably seen as harassment and certainly not sexual harassment. The innuendo appears to be a cheap feminist shot relying on misrepresentation.

    Ms Bungard put herself forward as a political candidate, then complained about being pressured to vote for Ross’ preferred candidate on a local community board. Did Bungard imagine that politics was a nice, polite game of cutting ribbons and being invited to dinners? Didn’t she know that party politics often involves lobbying, pressuring, favouring and punishing? If so, then how naive and foolish to get involved in politics. What Ms Bungard really appears to want is special treatment, shielded from real political activity on account of being a woman.

    Ms Bungard said that Ross had never done anything “really solid”, i.e. against the law or party rules that he could be held accountable for. Well in that case, she had the right to express unhappiness about his behaviour but she needs to grow up and respect people’s freedoms to operate within the rules. Feminists have long invented and attempted to impose layer after layer of new, vague, informal rules based on their shallow preference without careful thought or due process.

    Ross has now confirmed the allegation that he had extramarital affairs, he says with two women. This had also been portrayed as some kind of harassment by him against those women; it’s typical of feminists and the #metoo mentality to see men as totally responsible for anything women participate in or even initiate. And it’s typical for feminist knives to come out when a need is perceived to damage some man for whatever reason.

    It’s sad that Ross has now started apologizing for ‘hurt caused’ to those poor fragile flowers who have been sticking knives in his back. That may seem politically strategic but it’s abandoning principles and tends to backfire as an invitation for more feminist dogs to go in for the kill.

    Nevertheless, Ross has indicated that since his two affairs have been made public by his opponents thereby breaching a customary boundary around NZ politicians’ private lives, his gloves are now off. That may be of interest to those who like scandals and will be no more than his opponents deserve for misusing the ‘harassment’ word, trying to use male-shaming and other feminist treachery against him.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 9:12 am

  8. Evan Myers @6: “No gentleman rats on his lovers”??? What quaint ideas of chivalry Ms Coddington seems to maintain!

    In fact, it was the women who ratted on him, as is usually the case with affairs. Not only rat on the man but blame the man for everything women voluntarily participated in or initiated. Feminists claim to want women to be treated as competent adults then demand they are treated as helpless children who should never be held responsible for their decisions or behaviour.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 9:20 am

  9. And this from Steve Braunias The Secret Diary of Lamie-Jee Ross


    I feel fine now. I mean, sure, I had a mental breakdown and I was in a very dark place and I was the victim, very much the victim, and I suffered and I was covered in boils and I wore a sackcloth and ashes and endured nameless agonies but I feel fine now.

    It’s a lovely day for a drive. God, people are slow! But I overtook every single one of them because no one or nothing could stop me from reaching the manifold destiny that awaited me as I drove from Auckland to Wellington to spread my important message.

    I drove past Lake Taupo. I was thirsty and could have drunk the lake in a single draught. I drove through the Desert Road. I felt like exchanging my car for a camel and riding it through the Rangipo Desert in long, flowing robes, a thin smile on my tanned, rugged and very handsome face.

    I looked at my very handsome face in the rear-view mirror many, many times. I thought of how it would soon look to a breathless nation. I practised different smiles, different expressions of injury, different expressions of profound self-importance.

    I put the top down past Taihape. I felt the wind in my hair. It stroked it, caressed it. It couldn’t get enough of it! My hair was driving the wind crazy.

    I unloosened my tie on the Horowhenua plains. There’s nothing plain about my body, and I slowly began to uncover, to reveal, to expose, and took a certain sensual pleasure in driving past the Kapiti Coast in the nude.

    I was hardened in my resolve as I entered Wellington.


    I’ve never felt better in all my life. I never wanted the press conference to end. I could have gone on forever. Towards the end of it I had to bite down the temptation to stop talking and to sing! To sing loud, to sing to the very heavens! Because wasn’t I giving a concert? Wasn’t I live, onstage, feet firmly planted on the black and white tiles in the greatest theatre of all, Parliament, where so many performers have entertained the nation – but surely no one has ever transfixed the nation like I did, in my gala performance, in my great hour, in the spectacle I made of myself.

    Thank you all for coming.


    I’m on top of the world. I’m peaking. Is this how Christ felt? Jesus, too, had He been around today, would have made His way to Wellington police station equipped with the secret recordings that I made of private conversations.

    And just as He had His scribes, I had journalists, so many journalists, follow me to the police station. I felt them like raindrops, so many raindrops, falling on the branches of a mighty totara, i.e. me.

    They scattered all around me. I tasted them on my lips. I touched them with my hands. I uncovered, I revealed, I exposed – I exulted.


    I felt a bit of a chill in the air.


    I don’t feel well. I feel distinctly unwell. Where did the wellness go? How could it be there one minute, and gone the next?

    I’m wondering if I have blundered my way into somewhere familiar, somewhere I don’t want to be, somewhere I don’t belong – a very dark place.

    This is a satirical column but if you are affected by any of the issues raised contact …

    Rather strong subtext running here that is not uncommon for this writer but that might also be somewhat reflective.

    Comment by Downunder — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 9:25 am

  10. And some analysis from blog media

    Let’s start with Jami-Lee Ross. A few days ago I asked a senior political journalist whether she thought Ross was in his right mind. She gave me an incredulous look. “Do I think the guy who just drove from Auckland to Wellington overnight to deliver the longest stand-up media statement I’ve seen, in which he implicated himself in a crime punishable by two years imprisonment is in his right mind? Is that what you’re asking me Danyl?” [Mclauchlan Spinoff]

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 10:56 am

  11. Evan Myers: We’re not sure what message you are conveying with these tweet and blog excerpts trashing Ross. However, we want to be clear that we don’t particularly admire Ross or his behaviour in general. We do admire though that he, at least initially, is standing up to feminist violence against him.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 11:31 am

  12. They are snapshots of individual opinion that might be worth reflecting on.

    The opinion of a ‘Senior Female Journalist’ for example;

    in which he implicated himself in a crime punishable by two years imprisonment is in his right mind?

    Anyone in their right mind would deny any wrong doing?

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 12:14 pm

  13. They are not random tweets from Nobodys.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 12:18 pm

  14. No, quite right Evan but how do you see things?

    Many people act out of anger or fear rather than the best judgment when under threat and attack. Their actions may not be self-preserving but damage to the attackers may be deserved. However, we’re not sure that Ross wasn’t acting sensibly by disclosing the donation events. He may have understood that he was going to be blamed for it regardless so he may as well try to gain the first momentum.

    Ad hominem allegations that a man’s opinion or actions arose because he is unsound of mind is of course a common form of feminist argument.

    It’s possible, though seems unlikely, that Ross has an effective battle plan and enough ammunition to come out on top. Yet in battle tactics need to be invented and changed according to developments. He has now decided to stay on as an MP, quite a clever tactic that entices the Nats to utilize the waka-jumping legislation that they opposed on such high principle, which if they do will show them to lack integrity.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 2:31 pm

  15. Use some discretion along the way… There are some funny bits among the tedium..
    It helps me keep my blood pressure up, that is my excuse for reading this shit.
    Anyway, the recent behaviours and opening windows helps voyeurs like myself to understand how Parliament works.
    I am sure that Bryce Edwards will have some constructive comments about the bed bug problems.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 2:50 pm

  16. Just looking to see if there is another side to the story.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 3:17 pm

  17. I haven’t watched this saga very carefully, so I apologise if I got the wrong end of the stick.
    One of the ladies complained that Jamie Lee Ross was seducing her, to get access to information through her. In a sense, that negotiation lever would have given her more power, unless she was totally powerless. It perhaps even introduced an element of Jamie Lee Ross as a sex worker?
    I didn’t pick up whether she was a staffer or an MP, so I guess that makes a big difference to the power dynamic?
    There is a UK TV series called The Thick of It and it included a somewhat similar story line.
    The lady worked for the other party and didn’t like the fact that she was being pursued for information, not for herself. She resented it strongly, but she still got into bed and didn’t supply the information. So she took full advantage of the situation presented to her.
    I apologise Jamie, if I am making it look as though you might lack originality, but the series stopped in 2012. I generally preferred Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. I guess I am looking old and staid.
    When the condoms have settled, everyone should have a better understanding of “conflict of interest”.
    Interestingly, this is also a major issue in managing illegal and legal drug industries in NZ.
    “Conflict of Interest” appears to the the wildcard, where some retired MPs get superannuation a hundred times better than most of their MP colleagues.
    “Conflict of Interest” appears to the the wildcard, where lawyers obtain incomes far beyond the value that they deliver to society.
    Perhaps we should take conflict of interest more seriously?
    These shenanigans will eventually give the public much stronger levers to manage our MPs and Government. Keep watching this space…….
    MurrayBacon – of “The Nutters Club”

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 4:05 pm

  18. Interesting Murray. So Ross did what’s usually done by sexy female spies, used his body and sexual favours to get information! I wouldn’t have thought he had the 007 kind of appeal, but it’s surprising how much women are attracted to the appearance of power and confidence. And connection to people who make large donations.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 4:40 pm

  19. But now, do we have the interesting position where for the first time, the other party who is not only an MP but a woman having been exposed as having an affair.

    How does that representitive face their constituency if they have one.

    Now, does that make knowledge of any encounter or alleged encounter usable for some degree of persuasion?

    Comment by Downunder — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 6:12 pm

  20. @19: Yes it is interesting. Ross has implied he has knowledge of other MP’s indiscretions. The women though seem to assume they won’t be held responsible and they’re probably correct.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 11:03 pm


    It’s possible that someone might go the way of Russia and Saudi Arabia in dealing with Ross.
    If we were him we would take great care, possibly hire bodyguards.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Sat 20th October 2018 @ 11:11 pm

  22. Not what I meant MoMA.

    If we are not going to have equality of scandal, then it will be male politicians that are most disadvantaged.

    Comment by Downunder — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 6:36 am

  23. David Farrar
    Sending a reporter to a rest home to interview the 89 year old mother of Simon Bridges is pretty pathetic.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 7:11 am

  24. #10 I obviously haven’t read carefully enough about these affairs. What was the crime he implicated himself in?

    in which he implicated himself in a crime punishable by two years imprisonment

    It seems to remind me of Trump skiting about grabbing women’s pussies without consent and being the first USA presidential candidate to be facing a fraud charge in court, during the race.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 7:44 am

  25. Reflecting on Jamie-Lee Ross from an impartial men’s view may be frustrated by any moment in the media with both sides trying to roll the ball their way.

    The media is on one hand defending it’s engagement with politicians and trying to process it’s own narrative at the same time.

    Who knows which way it’s going to swing and when.

    For one, this is not the heart of politics; it’s not about government being in touch with and building community.

    The confrontation of the male and female tribes is front and centre and we are the audience.

    Another aspect we shouldn’t overlook is the tender age at which the boy entered politics. He like Jacinda has known nothing else, although their political behaviours may reflect gender as much as the potential failings of dragging our youth into the war game.

    What we do know is that any answer will lay in the twisted outcome of a select group of politicians and media defending their teritory.

    We should be able to rely to a reasonable degree and more so the media to find solid ground for the community to walk on but in this case that’s not going to be a process but a postmortem.

    When we get down to killing the message and the messenger our difference is that we are no less brutal but better at hiding the bodies, even if they do wander around taking their time to die.

    Comment by Downunder — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 8:08 am

  26. #24 I believe she would be suggesting that Ross would be a guilty party in the Electoral fraud he reported to the police – what was referred to in #21 as MAD (mutually assured destruction)

    Comment by Downunder — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 8:20 am

  27. This is from a contribution to The Spinoff by Toby Manhire;

    Jami-Lee Ross:

    Insisted that he did not leak Simon Bridges’ expenses records.

    Confirmed he did leak a text message purporting to be from the expenses leaker.

    Revealed he had been secretly recording conversations with Simon Bridges.

    Said he had fallen out with Simon Bridges some months ago after questioning his leadership abilities.

    Claimed that Simon Bridges had asked him to do things with election donations that broke the law.

    Claimed that when he told Simon Bridges that he had a recording which proved his involvement in breaking the law, Simon Bridges had pushed him out on “medical leave” in an attempt to keep him quiet.

    Promised to produce a recording incriminating Simon Bridges in electoral fraud over a $100,000 donation to the party.

    Produced a recording which didn’t do that, but did show the two men talking about how to deal with a $100,000 donation.

    Produced evidence Simon Bridges had said of potential future National MPs, “Two Chinese would be nice, but would it be one Chinese or one Filipino, or one – what do we do?”

    Produced evidence that he had said, “Two Chinese would be more valuable than two Indians.”

    Produced evidence that Simon Bridges wanted veteran MPs Chris Finlayson and David Carter to quit.

    Produced evidence Simon Bridges had called list MP Maureen Pugh “fucking useless”.

    Ignited concerns about Chinese state influence in New Zealand.

    Lodged a complaint with Police alleging Simon Bridges had committed electoral fraud.

    Quit his place in the National Party caucus.

    Gotten expelled from the National Party caucus.

    Announced he would resign his Botany seat, triggering a by-election.

    Announced he would not be resigning his Botany seat, scuppering plans for a by-election.

    Confirmed that he was still talking to the eccentric and attack-strategist Simon Lusk of Dirty Politics.

    Promised to produce evidence that Simon Bridges had threatened to inflate complaints against him to 15 women if he spoke out.

    Produced evidence that showed Simon Bridges warning him that if he really wanted natural justice there could be 15 women complaining against him rather than four.

    Claimed the National Party had engineered the Newsroom story in which four women complained of sexual harassment and bullying.
    Ignited concerns around #metoo related issues at parliament.

    Said he had had an extra-marital affair with another married MP.

    Said he had an extra-marital affair with one of Simon Bridges’ staffers.

    Revealed that he had talked to Chinese party donors in an attempt to dig dirt on the Labour Party.

    Claimed that when then MP Todd Barclay became a problem for the party, he had been deployed to “exit him”.

    Revealed he had betrayed former National MP Todd Barclay by earning his trust and having him reveal information that was later leaked to the media to push him out of parliament.

    Claimed that pattern was repeated this week when National Party MP Mark Mitchell visited him, in what he believes was an attempt to drive him out.

    Declared the “rules of the game have changed” over coverage of sexual relations among people who work at parliament, suggesting he might break the omertà and “lift the bedsheets” over rife “bedhopping”.

    Claimed to have text message exchanges in which John Key asked him to go and deal with a party donation that had hit a snag.

    Prompted colleagues to recall “leading conversations” with Jami-Lee Ross which he may have been recording.

    Pledged to “continue to expose” what he believed was a “rot in the National Party”.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 9:01 am

  28. @21 The stakes aren’t high enough in NZ politics to warrant such.
    Better coerced withdrawal under mental health as being promoted.

    Comment by Paul Catton — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 9:03 pm

  29. Oh wow, and now they have imprisoned Ross under the Mental Health Act! His presentation during interviews this week was clearly not thought disordered. Possibly, under stress he may have been sleeping poorly and his behaviour may have changed rapidly over the last day or two. However, we would be surprised if justification can be found for incarcerating him for longer than an assessment.

    Powerful political forces may have been behind this, in which case it’s in line with, although somewhat less extreme than, the way Russia and Saudi Arabian powers have been dealing with political threats.

    Be strong Mr Ross, don’t let them muzzle you.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 9:20 pm

  30. Is is possible for someone to be attacked by feminists and have mental health issues?

    Comment by Audi Alteram Partem — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 10:02 pm

  31. Man!! reading all the above and the current hysteria, it appears parliament is a bordello where very dubious individuals practice all kinds of satanistic sexual rituals including menstrual sacrifices at the altar of debauchery and illicit gains.

    Only thing of interest so far gathered is it’s a whore house with MP shag other MPs.

    But for a certain married P. Bennett to lift another married man’s bonnet and rev his engine is perfectly tolerable for as long as they are in the same party.

    This is just a kid in the big league and looks like every single woman that could use him and his ego in this party to get ahead has baked his sausage. But it’s all entirely his fault for not safeguarding his sausage any better..

    Comment by JustDubious — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 11:49 pm

  32. Usually big things like these are engineered to distract us.

    I wonder what important bill reading is getting near a final read and about to introduce more harm to the common new Zealander?

    Whilst the country is busy feasting on the folly of its elected folk.

    Comment by JustDubious — Sun 21st October 2018 @ 11:58 pm

  33. This appears to run much deeper than a rogue MP. Reading this tweet from the well known son of a former party president would indicate that the divisions in the National Party have gone nuclear.

    has come out swinging vowing to ‘I will make sure he
    never leads anything ever again. Paula Bennett is toast too’. Threatening or not? Disgraceful. Jami-Lee Ross ‘sectioned’ to mental health facility in Auckland, via

    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 5:20 am

  34. @28 … no grave mistakes down here just deleted or perhaps depleted characters.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 7:18 am

  35. Dear JustDubious, it is meant to be the Government that uses distractions, during the final debates on acts. The National Party is meant to be the opposition, they certainly aren’t the Government. I am not sure if they understand that? As Jacinda said to them, unkindly and with a laugh, “that’s why you are in those seats and we are in these!”.
    It really does leave the impression that National want to stay in the opposition role for a long time. They may find that even their opposition role downsizes itself, the way that they are behaving.
    Important issue for us – focus on what is most important for us to do.
    Prioritising our own actions and building our own teamwork.
    Certainly learn what can be learned from what is presently going on, enjoy its entertainment value and keep our important activities moving forward.
    Should the Jamie Lee Ross entertainment saga have GST put on it?

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 7:43 am

  36. THANKS Murray and Ewan, sensible posts.

    Sounds like our gst is already at work.

    But better the evil you know than you don’t.

    Should these bastards not be charged though for misappropriation of funds and fraud in regards to the campaign donations.

    And the biggest issue is just not national but who else is selling Mp seats to chinese in NZ?

    Has this young fool been institutionalized to close the lid on further disclosures rather than just against National?

    Comment by JustDubious — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 9:50 am

  37. #36, Just Dubious,,

    Has this young fool been institutionalized to close the lid on further disclosures rather than just against National?

    The plot doth thicken,,, has this sectioning ever happened her before in this country, when I first read this I thought it a joke perhaps,, seems hellishly draconian.

    Comment by mama — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 10:55 am

  38. How many men have been driven to mental ill-health under the weight of feminist violence in a society that condones it?

    The danger now is that Ross will be discharged from hospital on strong medication disabling his clear thinking and assertive defence. Incredible stuff, having agents of the state arrest an inconvenient politician and place him under the control of people who can forcibly inject him with drugs and hold him down for electric shock treatment.

    It’s important to remember that National is in opposition mainly or entirely because one or more of its (probably female) ministers was involved in leaking Winston Peters’ superannuation over-payment to the press. It’s interesting that other leaks to the press and associated feminist violence have now again wounded National.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 11:45 am

  39. @37 There are variations to the theme;

    We’ve had some guys representing themselves detained for a few days for psychiatric reports.

    The most disturbing case I am aware of was an UOF member who left the group and started charging for legal advice and representation.

    His client walked into the Family Court and was jailed for three months without trail.

    These, like many other situations, go unreported, then suddenly we have an MP locked up.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 12:03 pm

  40. In the same vein, I recall after the Kirsk sinking, a middle aged lady dropped to the floor halfway through asking a question regarding the safety of her sailor son. He may have been a Hero OTSU, but the soviets would not allow the Norwegians to provide a small rescue submarine. The Norwegians had one handy, for rescue work in their offshore oil drilling fleet. The lady was concerned for her son.
    Baden Powell said that a scout should be prepared ie well equipped.
    Although the russian nuclear submarine fleet was probably worth several times the value of the Norwegian offshore drilling diving fleet, they hadn’t ordered a rescue minisubmarine for their sailors. That is what being a Hero is all about?
    The lady had a sudden loss of consciousness, because she was injected with some drug, by security men who were luckily handy and surprisingly well equipped.
    With american fiends like that, who needs enemies?
    So it is really good that we are well prepared for information release emergencies?????????

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 12:52 pm

  41. Interesting question also is how was this news released of Ross being detained under the Mental Health Act? Such matters are meant to be covered by privacy law. Will Bridges organize an investigation of this leak?

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 12:55 pm

  42. I still can not believe the necessity,,, seems overkill…

    The Mental Health Act would only be considered if someone was very unwell and will never be taken lightly.
    Someone needs to meet certain criteria in order to be sectioned. This criteria is that someone has to be suffering from a mental disorder of a nature or degree which warrants your detention in a hospital for assessment or treatment and that you ought to be detained in the interests of your own health, your own safety or with a view to the protection of others. (Mental disorder is a broad term that includes conditions like schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder or personality disorder).

    Comment by mama — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 1:01 pm

  43. You make it sound like someone just gave him a protection order.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 1:07 pm

  44. HaHA well they did really didnt they…. this from the UK…ages ago (2009)


    Under section 141 of the 1983 Mental Health Act, an MP can be removed from their seat if they are detained under the powers of the Act for six months or more.

    No MP has ever been excluded from Parliament for this reason – but campaigners say it adds to the stigma for people who have mental problems by putting them in the same category as criminals, who can also be barred from the House.

    he did resign first though didnt he?

    Comment by mama — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 1:15 pm

  45. #41 from what I could see a single website tweeted the news into the public domain with a certain amount of micromanagement from (prior) informed parties – that took some time to filter through to mainstream news, and even then that was apparently a day after the event.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 1:19 pm

  46. #44

    Perhaps a better comparison would be the Family Court Judge who didn’t excuse herself from cases while she was having domestic problems herself and had a meltdown on the bench. That didn’t become public until the judicial proceedings complaint had been finished.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 1:24 pm

  47. He is an independent MP.

    I’m not familiar with parliamentary procedure but was this just a short cut to avoid a committee hearing in Parliament as well as a face saver allowing them to get out of the next easiest way which would be the Waka jumping legislation they just voted against.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 1:42 pm

  48. Trevor Mallard confirms he hasn’t been notified Jami-Lee Ross being in care – despite the law requiring it (link:

    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 4:15 pm

  49. @29

    Powerful political forces may have been behind this, in which case it’s in line with, although somewhat less extreme than, the way Russia and Saudi Arabian powers have been dealing with political threats.

    and @36

    Has this young fool been institutionalized to close the lid on further disclosures rather than just against National?

    I suggest that it is important to keep a lid on conspiracy theories. The chances of a doctor certifying that Jamie-Lee Ross in mentally unstable at the behest of governmental or party political forces is highly unlikely in NZ.

    There is no doubt that intense stress can induce mental health issues – and most on this site can probably attest to that. What muddies the waters with Jamie-Lee Ross is that there has been both a political and a feminist attack on him. To what extent each of those played out in his current mental health issues is beyond the capacity of any arm-chair observer to discern.

    Comment by Audi Alteram Partem — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 8:55 pm

  50. The RNZ news feed on Ross has changed, pushing his MH story below a political story.

    The MH story starts off

    New Zealand Herald … is reporting Mr Ross has been taken to a mental health facility in Auckland.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 22nd October 2018 @ 9:46 pm

  51. #41 Dear MoMA, legislation is for guidance and is used to justify decisions afterwards, if this is ever required.
    But people in power are never hindered, held back or limited by the sweet words and beatitudes in legislation. Just opium for the masses.
    Anyone who takes written legislation seriously, is risking their own sanity and well being in the long run. Maybe Jamie Lee Ross has fallen into that trap?
    Ditto mental health issues. An understanding can be obtained by watching Mel Brooks’ “High Anxiety”.
    I have alternating images of JLR thrashing around high up on a wall in a straightjacket, Paula Bennett trying to rescue him for her own private enjoyment with him fighting back and JLR lying peacefully on a bed in an induced coma awaiting special National Party ECT. This is not a nightmare, it is quite good.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Tue 23rd October 2018 @ 10:50 am

  52. With JLR under lock and key MPs will no doubt have little to say but I can see the media having a field day on the quality of politicians and their behaviour.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 23rd October 2018 @ 11:53 am

  53. Jami-Lee Ross is next due to speak in Parliament on 13 December, according to Richard Harman’s Politik newsletter today:

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 30th October 2018 @ 12:40 pm

  54. Issues around Greg Boyed may be forever buried with him.

    Politics aside one day we might hear a personal account of this man’s story.

    “Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross makes first public appearance since admission for mental health care.”

    Comment by Evan Myers — Thu 22nd November 2018 @ 12:22 pm

  55. @49 you say

    “I suggest that it is important to keep a lid on conspiracy theories. The chances of a doctor certifying that Jamie-Lee Ross in mentally unstable at the behest of governmental or party political forces is highly unlikely in NZ.”

    Are you a cop audi?

    Comment by JustCurious — Fri 23rd November 2018 @ 6:11 am

  56. It appears there is a police investigation into the ‘hope you die’ text from the National MP JLR was having an affair with.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 22nd January 2019 @ 8:26 pm

  57. If there is something worth focusing on here consider this:

    The ‘man’ is 33 years old.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 27th January 2019 @ 1:44 pm

  58. And you may not have noticed Sarah Dowie is 44.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sun 27th January 2019 @ 4:14 pm

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