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Handy web form for advising us on interests, enquiries, news, and concerns (including Web Angel reports.)

https://www.spirit.org.nz/2020/09/10/main/

Use for any related contact, member enquiry, news item submission, Web Angel reports. Universal.

 

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To let us know of your interests, news, events, web angel reporting, concerns and activities we have a general purpose web form here...

https://www.spirit.org.nz/2020/09/10/main/

If you would like to submit further ideas on how to make this easier to use and related discussion, please reply here.

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WEB ANGEL RECOMMENDS...

If you are working with sensitive issues (e.g. advocacy, support work) please ensure you use privacy online:-

Use a VPN (even a free one is better than none) such as Proton VPN.

VPN will mask your internet protocols ('IP') and issue temporary IP's from a location around the world. 

Use a secure web browser such as TOR.

Tor is an 'Onion Browser' that does not save your session history and is usable on both the open web and the deep or dark web. 

You're welcome.

 

 

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WEB ANGEL RECOMMENDS...

Registration issues?

If for some reason you can not seem to register... you can use the all-encompassing Web Angel form to send us a message, advising your desired username and contact information... sufficient for us to set your account up and get you going. We'll do the rest and you'll be good to go.

https://www.spirit.org.nz/2020/09/10/main/

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Our handy anonymous as you like Web Angel form is there for you to make contact for all sorts of reasons. Adapt the fields to suit. For instance:-

News and current events

Member enquiries

Questions and answers

Urgent help requests

Questions on living here, working, health, wellbeing, advocacy.

Releasing pain from past events --- use it as a confessional ---- use it to clear karma!

 

It can be used to raise concerns, or to clear out your current issues and get a fresh start. 

It's up to you.

https://www.spirit.org.nz/2020/09/10/main/

 

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If you could not register before, please try again. There was an issue with the prior verification process (sent via email) which now is working (tested with gmail.com) If you still can not register, please consider using an existing (or if helping with advocacy etc) a new gmail.com account.

Thank you.

Kevin.

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Everything you needed to know about online activities: why your name is not registered or your past posts archived and admin's position on a future community:

Firstly, you are not forgotten and neither are your pos

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ts. They are archived and can be recovered if there is a valid requirement. 

With major forum updates such as a change of server or systems, we typically archive all the prior forum information (which we have done since day 1 in the good year, 2005.) Unless forum activities remain active they are archived and usernames are removed through lack of use. Just as members move on with the future, so should we. We will never be a solid community otherwise, least of all by trying to hold on to a forgotten past. 

Over the past two years or so, we have tried various web site installations to see if there was a way to overcome the Facebook exodus that has afflicted so many sites. We have honestly failed to recapture the membership who are trapped unwittingly there and on a few other social media sites (almost all fail to recognise they are actually Facebook clients, not mere users.) Many even fell for the TM NA&S which was in the end removed by staff there once the site was onsold. Many tried to recreate new NA&S web forums or Discord chats, which was inevitably abandoned (because IMHO it's faberge!) There again, people tried to recreate what is already created and failed. You can not succeed by dividing. When those other sites were created, we announced each and every one of them in fairness. But not one advised of our presence or even wanted to know. Again, you can not succeed by dividing.

So here's the long and short of your life on an active forum (or a forum that wants to remain viable)

Your username and/or posts, or forum areas will be deleted for the following reasons

- If you registered but never posted.

- If you have not posted since the preceding significant update (i.e. the one prior to the most recent.)

- If you are a spammer or troll.

- If you register just to put a post promoting something else (i.e. not a contributor in the proper sense. Read our info following regarding promoting other activities.)

- If you were given member privileges (e.g. site editor) as a financial member but did not subscribe.

Let me be very clear. We failed in past because we were too soft. We made terms and were perpetually affronted with requests to change our core policies. Such as membership. We are a member based community whether that be one or hundreds. If you do not subscribe, you have no rights to protest.

Kevin (the writer of this post) has and will continue to provide servers, operating systems, licences, infrastructure as long as humanly possible no matter what you think of us asking you to consider subscribing. We will never get to the point of being a strong, influential community, if we do this any other way. Every forum in New Zealand that was similar and offered free subscriptions has failed. Period. 

When we offered free services, the working team were exhausted. They gradually fell away and no wonder. Their time should not be free. When we were busy providing services voluntarily we were easily spending 20+ hours per week each to do so. When we started charging a little for services, we hardly scratched enough to cover a pack of biscuits between us. So no I am not sorry, as much as I believe in voluntarily supporting activities, we are not free. We can not be as in the end we become exhausted and look for other activities to take up our time. 'Free' cost us an entire charitable trust set up to support you, our subscribers.

What is the future plan for administering a community?

We work on a multiple level authority process:

Direct projects are worked on ideally by a team lead. The team lead will be part of and report to a working team.

The working team will consist of editors, moderators, specialists (such as advocates) depending on membership numbers and projects. They are focused on their roles. The working team will take submissions from direct project team leaders and also work on projects directly. 

The working team will put to member vote any issue which directly affects membership (such as subscriptions and privileges.)

The working team will then affirm a majority ruling. They then submit their vote to the Admin team who will sign-off and change policies and procedures. This is once the admin team has assured two aspects: (1) It conforms to the law of the land and (2) it does not conflict with the basic purpose or other policies of the forum community. Much like a legal team would do in a  government department making primary changes to policies.

Whilst the membership is low on number, the entire process can fall as far back as simply the administrator managing basic policies and activities. As soon as membership starts to grow, the structures are redeveloped.

With this in mind, the forum community can take rises and falls (even to 1 member, or administrator) and stay in place for future purposes.

So, membership is a mere $5 / month. As any admin or team member for details (this is usually set up by an automatic payment.) Annual receipt/invoice is available for tax purposes (we are GST registered.)

Questions and thoughts are welcome.

Kevin (Admin)
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New add-on installed to the website forum: WPForum Embeds

Members can now embed videos, pictures, files, etc... 

This is one of two addon's to be installed today. We are only installing a few at a time to cover costs month by month and ensure everything is for the long-haul.

Enjoy trying the new features.

Kevin.

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What does EMBED do? 

wpForo Embeds addon allows to embed hundreds of video, social network, audio and photo content providers in forum topics and posts.

More than 30 video providers: Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Rutube, Vevo, Vesti, Metacafe, Liveleak, Funnyordie, Dotsub, Scribd, Citytv, Snotr, Wat, Novamov, Youku, Putlocker, Veoh, Zappinternet, Dalealplay, Zkouknito, Allocine, Break, Vzaar, 4shared, Movshare, Shiatv, etc… Hundreds of audio, social network, audio and photo content providers: SoundCloud, Flickr, Twitter, etc…

Includes all embedding options of oEmbed Project. Extended control over all video providers. 😎 

Oh... and did you notice the EMOJI icon on the right of the add reply box? Cool. 

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TO EMBED:

Just paste in the actual website link. E.g. https: // youtu.be/gl1aHhXnN1k (without the spaces I've added) inserts this...

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New add-on installed to the website forum: wpForo Advanced Attachments

Members can now create their own attachment libraries of all sorts of files and media and attach them to chosen posts. 

This is the second addon installed today. We are only installing a few at a time to cover costs month by month and ensure everything is for the long-haul.

Enjoy trying the new features.

Kevin.

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How to use... When you reply, you will see, below the reply box, 'My Media.' This allows you to add files to your member account and insert into posts.

Please note that the intent in future is that these addons are for members only to protect forum activities.

 

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Originally shared from FB,

 
 
'The Smoking Gun'
 
Pest-control contractors were exposed on NZ national TV in 2018 unlawfully "dumping " hundreds of kilo of 1080 Deadly Poison pellets into Stewart Island swamps.
 
In the last year, reports of Stewart Island's native parrot, the kaka with visible leg deformities have surfaced ( see article below)
 
A 1997 laboratory study of rats subjected to 1080 in their water showed deformed fore legs amongst those rats offspring - just as have been noted in Stewart Island kea.
 
Those deformities were visible even to the naked eye.That same study was then used as the the sole basis for NZ Ministry of Health's " Allowable Level" of 1080 in Drinking Water.
 
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Min. Health's "Allowable" guess-timate was based on an 80 kg adult. No allowance at all was made for unborn or newborn babies, nor the fact that neo-nates organs, and various circulatory systems, were still developing.
 
This despite the well-accepted fact that the amount of a teratogenic chemical nessecary to disrupt development of organs is far, far less than the amount of the same chemical required to affect those organs in a mature adult.
 
Equally alarmingly, NZ is the only country in the world with any "Allowable level" of 1080 in drinking water. The World Health Organisation unequivocally state " It is inappropriate to have any allowable level of a vertebrate pesticide in drinking water ' ("Drinking Water Guidelines' Vol 4, WHO, 2013 ).
 
That 1997 deformed rat offspring study so alarmed the NZ Min istry of Health that they again adjusted their "Allowable 1080 Level" in drinking water guess-timate (from .05 parts per billion (ppb) to 0.035 ppb).
 
Those foreleg deformities observable to even the naked eye in the pregnant rat's offspring so alarmed Charles Eason (the scientist running the study, who'd publically championed 1080's safety ever since he offered to produce results guaranteeing the safety of 1080 in water PRIOR to that first-ever 1080 water testing in 1990) that Eason subsequently refused to attest to 1080's safety at 1080's 2007 EPA re-registration hearing.
 
NZ Cons. Dept. still refuse to use anything other than "nesting numbers" to monitor 1080's, instead of e.g. monitoring the birds off-spring for the same deformities Easonn's 1997 study proved to occur in rat offspring.
 
Water catchments in areas subject to repeated aerial 1080 Deadly Poisoning are tragically revealing a growing human toll also. A report to be forwarded to ex-Prime Minister Bill English over the high miscarriage rate, and metabolic disorder birth defects from Tararua mountain's aerial 1080 poisonings has never seen the light of day.
 
Then PM, Helen Clark, later refused a request by Wellington region's chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr Stephen Palmer, for an official enquiry into those disprportionally-high Tararua miscarriage rates and birth defect numbers
 
In 2008, government midwives in the equally heavily-poisoned South Island town of Karamea, officially advised all pregnant mothers to leave the area until the birth of their child.
 
Upper Whanganui mothers, concerned over high miscarriage and bowel cancer rates raised their concerns with the Waitangi Tribunal. A report dismissing their concerns was then prepared by medically unqualified staff by the same 'Landcare Research', who have been proven to be personally benefiting from similar fraudulent "greenwashing" reports, almost since the Crown Research Institute's inception in the early nineties.
 
Coromandel mothers, forced to source their family drinking water from creeks within water catchments that are regularly aerially 1080- poisoned are burying babies not only born dead, but born with no arms.
 
NZ's current Prime Minister, and her Minister of Health, and Minister of Environment allow aerial-1080 poisoning of pregnant mother's water catchments to repeatedly occur, in direct contravention of the poison manufacturers own "Label" conditions.
 
No attempt at all is ever made to monitor potential negative inter-generational effects on our native animals, or our grand-children alike. Their silence, along with that from NZ's highly paid Commissioner for the Environment ( and modern day, aerial-1080 "architect" ) Simon Upton, borders on the criminal.

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NZ far-right Twitter accounts suspended

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As part of its crackdown on far-right and QAnon-related activity, Twitter has suspended the accounts of a number of local far-right activists, 

This was reported to NZ News by Marc Daalder.

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2021 is going to be a bumpy ride. Best get your go to's ready and brace for impacts.

One of many ongoing concerns surround the use of poisons to control wildlife in New Zealand. One product, 1080, continues to be used regardless of protest. There are strong arguments for and against. We'd like to present both initially, leaving the members to make up their own mind and, amongst other activities this year, present your own events, findings, reports.

The following film received awards overseas.  Some of our members are strong proponents against, and others, for, the use of 1080. Have a look for yourself:

Poisoning Paradise - Ecocide New Zealand - Festival Version

 

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Here is a report from a regional council and TBFree New Zealand presenting their reason for using 1080.

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Here's news you may not understand.

Our Crypto Miner project has begun on the quiet. Seeing as you've all been so to yourselves, we've been busy thinking what we can do with all the old equipment (and some new parts.) Somehow we've got to get back to being philantrophic and provide care services! So if you don't mind, we do... even if you don't understand.

Current technology project - crypto generation (daily)
RVN 8.64091581 BTC 0.0002057. Confirmed BTC: 0.00001228 

We just will not go away. You're welcome.

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Current technology project - crypto generation (daily)
RVN 8.77168000 BTC 0.00002112. Confirmed BTC: 0.00002472 stable.

Note: This is a test miner (Select Miner-1) with the addition of further processing power we will see growth. Investment opportunities are always best discussed and agreed early to maximise participants returns.

 

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SELECT CRYPTO MINER-1 STATUS

21MAY21 DAILY RVN 8.64091581 BTC 0.00002057. Confirmed BTC: 0.00001228 stable

22MAY21 DAILY RVN 8.77168000 BTC 0.00002112. Confirmed BTC: 0.00002472 stable.

23MAY21 DAILY RVN 8.85859070 BTC 0.00001896. Confirmed BTC: 0.00003824 stable.

But what does it all mean?

DDMMMYY - date data was added (random timeslot over day)

RVN (etc) current coin predominantly mined and estimated daily total. Estimated as its a snapshot from a random moment in the day (actual fluctuates.) RVN is the monetary code for Ravencoin (an alternative cryptocurrency.)

BTC estimated current daily total BTC. Estimated as its a snapshot from a random moment in the day (actual fluctuates.) BTC is the monetary code for Bitcoin (the original cryptocurrency.)

Confirmed BTC: total bitcoin confirmed since project start.

Stable: Select-1 Minor has been stable over the last day.

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Crypto system is getting it's first upgrade and will be offline for a period this afternoon. Upgrade includes replacement housing, high performance power (PSU), cabling. We are on the lookout for further GPU units to improve hash rate on this charitable crypto project. We are looking for RX580 or high performing GPU's. Currently slots available for two but have riser card (PCI-1) slots also available for additional cards later. 

Statistics will reflect the offline period.

One RX580 for testing purposes has also been organised today, shipping ex-Australia.

Update: Order cancelled as it appears the supplier is not legit. Lesson: Know your suppliers!

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New test miner assembly started and powered to BIOS. Existing card used in trial to check functionality and returned around 6 hours later (hence live process disrupted.) Second card organised ex-Australia (RX580) to improve performance and prepare for 2+ systems with riser boards.

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To continue the support of online care activities, forum and services we've supported since 2005:

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=GFYPHKANZSGLY

 

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21MAY21 daily RVN 8.64091581 BTC 0.00002057. Confirmed BTC: 0.00001228 stable

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22MAY21 daily RVN 8.77168000 BTC 0.00002112. Confirmed BTC: 0.00002472 stable.

23MAY21 daily RVN 8.85859070 BTC 0.00001896. Confirmed BTC: 0.00003824 stable.

24MAY21 daily RVN 8.71462000 BTC 0.00001630. Confirmed BTC: 0.00005975 stable.

25MAY21 daily RVN 9.17140417 BTC 0.00001834. Confirmed BTC: 0.00007205 stable.

26MAY21 daily RVN 9.21648225 BTC 0.00001908. Confirmed BTC: 0.00008882 stable.

27MAY21 daily RVN 8.98116970 BTC 0.00002281. Confirmed BTC: 0.00010553 stable.

28MAY21 daily RVN 8.66471523 BTC 0.00002123. Confirmed BTC: 0.00013005 stable.

29MAY21 daily RVN 8.71455062 BTC 0.00002116. Confirmed BTC: 0.00014464 rebooted.

30MAY21 daily RVN 8.93700105 BTC 0.00002106. Confirmed BTC: 0.00016734 stable.

31MAY21 daily RVN 8.76672250 BTC 0.00002214. Confirmed BTC: 0.00018568 disrupted.

01JUN21 daily RVN 8.88660952 BTC 0.00002236. Confirmed BTC: 0.00020649 stable.

02JUN21 daily RVN 9.12590477 BTC 0.00002288. Confirmed BTC: 0.00022581 stable.

03JUN21 daily RVN 8.99806297 BTC 0.00002350. Confirmed BTC: 0.00024780 stable.

04JUN21 daily RVN 8.81850185 BTC 0.00002219. Confirmed BTC: 0.00026918 stable.

06JUN21 daily RVN 8.96028504 BTC 0.00002180. Confirmed BTC: 0.00032163 stable.

08JUN21 daily RVN 8.96443013 BTC 0.00002111. Confirmed BTC: 0.00035315 stable.

09JUN21 daily RVN 9.48965631 BTC 0.00002189. Confirmed BTC: 0.00037586 modified.

10JUN21 daily RVN 9.70890530 BTC 0.00001990. Confirmed BTC: 0.00038565 modified.

11JUN21 daily RVN 9.26033743 BTC 0.00001794. Confirmed BTC: 0.00040030 Disrupted.

12JUN21 daily RVN 9.33423556 BTC 0.00001998. Confirmed BTC: 0.00041735 stable.

 

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How is everyone's day going. Beautiful day here. Lots of neighbourly help going on with the neighbour at #20 putting in a garden office. So Kevin to the rescue adding to the confusion. All good.

We have our mining rig ready for transfer of the working GPU card and will be installing Windows + software. This will mean the trial gear is removed from my own admin/tech pc into it's own dedicated higher performance gear with new 750w gold rated modular power supply. It's the next and intended step.

Still on the look-out for a fair priced, higher processing GPU (aka Graphics card.)

So very spiritual, mining for crypto isn't it hahaha.

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But, it is. No one has asked the question: Why all the hype over 'crypto mining' ... how is this helping. It is. When you realise,your biggest problem has been the necessity of being money focused. Money for this. Money for that. Income to pay for food to go to work to buy bread to keep the family fed so they can go to school to learn how to work so they can buy bread. This is behind everyone's life story until they snap out of it. And we were told, why have a members fee? Why not trust. Trust? Have a

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good look around. Whom amongst you have kept the trust here. Who?

We are working to create a crypto filled digital wallet. Because 99.99% of you, even those who read this, have mostly opted out of being involved in a community voice. 99.9999999% of you have decided that your single cause is the only worthy cause to you. And even then, you won't share your cause in a community collaborative way. It's not entirely your fault. We're at the end of Virgo, leaning into Libra and it is chaotic. The Libra spirit is to simply push independent causes out to whomever listens. It's a voicefest of independent chaos.

You don't ask the questions we do. Nor do you have an open door to collaborative cause-like work. And this crypto filled digital wallet, which, once again, we are paying for up front, is slowly filling up. So what does that mean?

It means, once the material and electricity costs are covered; whether the world wakes up and starts collaboratively working on their causes, or whether I keep doing what I am; in the end, that digital wallet will pay all the money - needed to run a successful online collaborative, cause sharing, world caring, community without needing a cent. 

Because that is your biggest problem and the issue that most are blinded by. I am choosing to opt out of. 

Wake up.

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