Alf is fascinated by the extent to which trivia can trigger outrage among Greens and “peace” campaigners.
This time, the buggers are fair fuming and spluttering at finding the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) wants universities to alert the spooks to any illicit science relating to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
SIS director Dr Warren Tucker met the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) and sent university managers a letter and a brochure called A Guide to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Your Role in Preventing Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
So that’s it. The SIS is telling the university bosses to keep an eye open for anything suspicious.
In the case of Canterbury University’s Rod Carr, it could be a big ask. The way Alf remembers him, the bugger is visually challenged. Severely.