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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

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Bradders
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Posted - 23/08/2011 : 23:54
He got off ....(Stoppit....I mean it !.)

I wonder if he will ever become a French President.......

Stranger things have happened ....eh.


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Stanley
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Posted - 24/08/2011 : 07:27
Brad, I have a suspicion justice was not best served in the case. SK is powerful and well-connected but he also has enemies. Who knows what back room deals will produce. Power politics.

Trip to Derbyshire was great. Saw my Mate Robert at Masson Mill, checked on the Jubilee engine, looks bigger than when we shifted it! Daughter's cottage in Winster is a gem and it's a picture book village. Janet says a lot of residents are natives and not incomers. Lovely feel to it. Janet drove across country three times, it's a three hour road trip. Jack and I were both knackered and will be having a quiet day....... Well done Janet, well worth the trip!


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Tardis
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Posted - 24/08/2011 : 11:26

There seems to be blackout on the news that a Scotland Yard detective was arrested for selling info to The Guardian. If Alan Rusbridger was as honourable as Coulson he would have resigned now that he knows this sort of thing was going on under his nose. And why haven’t the Committee interviewed David Leigh of The Guardian who has admitted phone hacking and encouraged vulnerable students in his care to do the same?


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Bruff
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Posted - 24/08/2011 : 13:54
Yes, very true.  David Leigh has admitted to one-off hacking of a 'phone during the course of his investigations into the suspected corrupt practices of an arms trade executive back in I think 2006.  It is of course for individuals to decide whether this was in the public interest, which is really the only test you need.  I personally would struggle to argue that the hampering of a murder enquiry by the hacking of a teenage girl's 'phone or the intrusion into the private grief of several individuals (in the pursuit of profit remember) was in the public interest, though others may feel differently. 

There is a danger that the legitimate powers of investigation and enquiry we afford a free media to explore the practices of others is unduly neutered if we rush to condemn.  And these powers often involve techniques and relationships that may when practised by said others be deemed questionable.  So for example, I personally think we'd be in a right pickle if off-the-record briefings were now non-reportable, or that journalists felt inhibited in 'working' their contacts, through a mutual fear of prosecution.  Nor would I want a blanket approach that does away with a 'public interest' judgement.  We would be left with a 'he said-she said, this happened-that happened' media with OpEd  and investigative journalism consigned to history.  There are of course those who would welcome this, wanting the media only to 'report the news' or somesuch.  How dull.  It is a confident nation that ensures the 'news' is delivered through a prism  

 
Though it's the cover-up that's the story with News Int and all that says about one global corporation's practices.  It might be a cliche but it's always the cover-up that does for you.  Why one of the first things you're told by your parents as a child is to tell the truth.

 
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Tardis
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Posted - 24/08/2011 : 14:23
Whilst I would utterly condemn the actions of the Tabloids (remember that the Mirror is implicated too and is currently doing it's own investigations), the bribing of police officers is on a hugely different level because it implicates both a lack of morality, but also a deficit in integrity.

I welcome journalistic resource, but to be active in the corruption of those state institutions that are supposed to keep society safe should not be tolerated.

The fact that the actions may also serve to dent the prospects of an ongoing investigation that could lead to criminal charges being brought brings into a play another dynamic which is: Why does the Guardian want to derail the investigations and potential prosecutions for one day head lines? Conflict of interest?


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Bradders
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Posted - 25/08/2011 : 02:04
Steve Jobs resigns from COE at Apple....... I've never been  quite sure about people who tuck their Tee-shirts into their jeans ........

...Hope it's not health related though ...


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Stanley
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Posted - 25/08/2011 : 05:05
BBC World Service report is that it's health reasons, probably pancreatic cancer. Life's a bitch.

 


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Stanley
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Posted - 25/08/2011 : 05:10


So this lead miner's wife in Winster said "Charlie, I want a garden bench!" They had no money so he made one! Doesn't need any maintenance and will last forever!


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belle
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Posted - 25/08/2011 : 09:58
Lovely!


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Bodger
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Posted - 25/08/2011 : 10:16
Stanley, i hope he has cushions, my mother always said that sitting on stone caused piles !!


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Stanley
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Posted - 26/08/2011 : 06:30
I often remind people sat on stone walls in the town what their mothers said about piles and it always gets a laugh. Iron seats for gunlayers had the same effect! The bench is in the garden of the house my daughter has bought, she will take the necessary precautions!

Manager of Pickfords Removals saying that the average house removal of 33 miles cost £650 ten years since and is only £750 today. Not the most profitable business under the sun and number of removals has fallen due to stagnation in the housing market. It makes you wonder how many established businesses are clinging on by their finger tips. Nobody is talking about average rates of return and profits in industry or wages. One thing certain, it's falling as pressure comes on.


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Tardis
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Posted - 26/08/2011 : 10:35
Gordon Brown on EasyJet flight Edinburgh to Geneva. As were Celtic fans who pelted him with abuse. Some of the songs excessively cruel.



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Tardis
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Posted - 26/08/2011 : 10:38
The thing that struck me today:

There must be a trades description act problem because all these "energy" drinks seem to fail to embue their consumers with enough to follow through and put their empty containers in the bin.

Is it the fault of the individual, or the society that pays other people to clear up after such folk?


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cloghopper
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Posted - 27/08/2011 : 05:22
The beauty of the thin sliver of crescent moon marking the end of Ramadan, against the pink of a breaking dawn. In stark contrast to the horrors emerging in Tripoli, e.g. the Abu Salim hospital.

The International press is finally waking up to the fact that wars, revolutions, rebellions; bring death and destruction in their wake. 

 


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Stanley
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Posted - 27/08/2011 : 05:36
A man with a van called and took the 16th century kist I have been minding for Margaret away to a new home in Derbyshire. Hall looks empty and Jack has nowhere to hide hid ball now. Moths have been busy on the woollen carpet underneath it!


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