Introducing: The Man who compares Countdown to Sexual Predators

Did you think that Shane Jones comparing Countdown to the Mongerel Mob was abhorrent and wholly inappropriate?
Well do I have a doozy for you!!

You will all remember the Roast Busters issue that was raised last November.

Well, according to this man, the few complaints that the Commerce Commission has confirmed have been made about Countdown (exact details not supplied due to ongoing investigation) is comparable to the few complaints made by the survivors of the Roast Busters gang who were brave enough to come forward.

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Steve Wood is intentionally demeaning and disrespecting all survivors of sexual violence.
Complaints related to business practice are in NO WAY comparable to complaints of sexual violence and that anyone would use this analogy is frankly sickening.

A statement like this is inexcusable coming from anyone – much less an older man who should know better.

UPDATE: At some point between 10:30 and 11:15 PM, Steve deleted the comment comparing the few complaints against Countdown to the complaints of sexual violence against the Roast Busters.


Boycott Extremist Turns on Suppliers; Calls them Traitors

When Shane Jones put on his invisibility cloak of Parliamentary Privilege and accused Countdown of extortion, bullying and blackmail, the public was led to believe that suppliers who delivered goods to Countdown were the victims.

But NO! The verdict is in – apparently they are disloyal to and stealing money from New Zealand!
That’s right – suppliers to¬†Countdown are now the bad guys – along with anyone who works for or shops at the chain.
In fact, if you have anything to do with Countdown, you’re Disloyal. Anti Kiwi. A Dirty Traitor.
Shame! Shame! Shame!

Who is spouting this hysterical nonsense, you ask?
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The same person who put up the details of Dave Chambers’ 2IC and encouraged people to harass her. Speaking of which, he’s at it again.
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This was posted today. Note how he’s getting sneaky – Telling followers what to say and pretending to advocate a ‘peaceful’ approach rather than aggressive.
Unfortunately for him he spoils it all by acknowlgeding it’s a number for the media to use but encouraging people to abuse it anyway.


In Other News:

Jerrard Day is convinced that anyone who opposes or challenges the boycott and the anti Progressives/ anti Australian attitude expressed on the boycott page is a “shill”. He believes these people are paid by Progressives to spread “misinformation” and has made several posts about this. Even one of the regular posters on the page has called him paranoid.
So we’re not only Anti Kiwi, but we’re paid extortionate sums of money to pretend to support Progressives and its employees, suppliers and contractors because no one in their right mind would have that opinion of their own volition!

Here he admits that his alias (Scarlet Pimpernel) is his very own Privilege Hoodie. He changed his display name about two weeks ago.
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Aren’t his theories hilarious (not to mention ironic)?
Demented ravings? Cult-like behaviour? I think he needs to take a look in the mirror and at some of his fellow extremist buddies.
Online Disinhibition Effect has a lot to answer for. You can read about this in a previous entry if you haven’t yet seen it.

Unfortunately for him, you can change your display name but not the one you registered under – the original remains displayed in the web address.

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So he can run, but he can’t hide – well, he can pretend to. Under that shiny invisibility cloak.

Another Boycott Extremist Says “Credible Threats of Harm Acceptable”

They’re at it again.

One of the extremists last night started this thread.

In it he gives the name and cellphone number of a person who he claims is Dave Chambers’ 2IC and encourages followers to “Ring her, text her, tell her what you think of Countdown… me, angry…? Gloves off, lady.”

The number is listed on the Progressives website as an emergency/after hours contact for media and government use only.
It is not intended to be given to the general public for the purpose of harassment and intimidation techniques.

The OP, Ely Ewan, was challenged by several people as to his intent in posting this information. He continually attempts to justify his actions saying that they deserve harassment and abuse.

He is extremely disgruntled. It would seem he attempted to demand compensation following the company’s failure to delete all his details from the Progessive database when he cancelled a onecard in 2012 – resulting in unwanted offers and contacts by one of Progressive’s sister companies, Tomorrow Shopper. His demand for compensation appears to have been unsuccessful.
He wrote an extremely detailed post about it several hours prior to the most recent thread inciting harassment and violence.

One can assume that the failed attempt at getting compensation is the motivation behind encouraging a full-on assault against the welfare and safety of Countdown employees.

As of yet the admin of the page, Nevan Lancaster, has not stepped in to discourage these types of posts, nor has he removed it.

Dare to challenge the mighty Boycott Countdown gang..? Expect threats of violence. Oh, and let Aussie burn..

Countdown staff and supporters who dare stand up to boycotters and voice opinions in favour of the chain and management have long been vilified, bullied and belittled for their stance.

A Kiwi expat living in Australia who has been openly challenging the boycott of Countdown and the xenophobic attitudes aimed at Australians (which are regularly expressed by a small mob of boycott supporters) has been threatened with brutal violence – by an extremist supporter of Nevan Lancaster’s “Boycott Countdown” facebook page.

Screen shots of the offender’s very violent threats were taken and sent to the police. Initially copies were posted on several pages including¬† Lancaster’s page, challenging him to control the extremist views which have been boiling over for some time.
As the complainant has confirmed it is now a police matter I am unable to show the offender’s threatening messages. What I can do is show you Lancaster’s response.

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Does this mean he condones such behaviour from his followers? Or is it just another “tongue in cheek” reply (as Lancaster would evidently have us believe), similar to the ‘let Aussie burn’ comment?

Another poster who is also a Kiwi expat living in Australia challenged this sentiment recently. He described Lancaster’s response:
“When I brought up his “let Aussie burn” statement with someone else, he replied with a rather ambiguous comment about how I should learn what a question mark denotes. I think what he was trying to say is that it’s perfectly acceptable to make such suggestions, as long as they’re framed as a question.”
Below is his challenge and Lancaster’s response.

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If you haven’t seen the infamous post yet, here it is.
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To date, it has not been removed from the page, despite widespread criticism. It has 37 ‘likes’.

What next… stalking and threats aimed at people who work for or supply to the chain..?
When has it gone too far? It would appear that time has been and gone.