Friday, 20 December 2013

New shop in the old police station, the scaffolding goes up on Albion House, a groan about blog comment, in all a Friday ramble.

The new shop “Saltworks” in Albert Court is partially open, they are still working on the old cells and I gather this part will be open early in the New Year.


The pictures, mobile phone shots and not really much good as one needs a wider angle lens for inside shops.









Good to see work starting on Albion House, the main thing that will make me consider voting Labour at the next TDC elections will be the number of council owned Ramsgate properties that come back into use. Frankly when it comes to TDC it is a case of actions speak louder than words, with Pleasurama speaking louder than anything.




About fifteen years of trading in a seaside town with the main seafront leisure site derelict gives little room for other considerations beyond how much in terms of sales I have lost over that period due to this situation.

Looking at the other big seafront monster “The Pav” I do wonder if the various local councils got their act together, or had got their act together, taken back the lease, got some grant funding and produced something that would give people an hour or so of all weather leisure attraction in the way that the Turner Contemporary does it for Margate, just what the effect would be on Ramsgate businesses. Much as bars and cafés or places to have your nails painted help, there needs to be something to get you to go to a town in the first place.

On the blog front I have to admit that the anonymous comment aimed at trying to take posts over to publicise various agendas is making me reluctant to bother posting. Even ECR has put comment moderation on and whereas I make time to take a few pictures and type out a post most days, I just don’t have either the time or the inclination to moderate comments. 

I have, over the last couple of weeks, tried to reason with some of these individuals by replying to comments that I wouldn’t normally bother to, the bloke who thinks the bubbles in his beer are poisonous, the bloke who thinks Pleasurama is an ongoing success story, the bloke who thinks local councillors are hatching a terrorist plot and so on.

I noticed that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has/is appearing at the cinema and would recommend that before commenting here you take a moment or two to watch the trailer.


Anyway I would say the bog is in the last chance saloon, I am taking a much less relaxed attitude to bonkers comment, general rudeness, low level bickering and will only be turning on the anonymous comment facility when I am in the mood to deal with it.   

My bookshop has now gone all festive as my children put up some Christmas decorations in it yesterday, they did this with blue-tack so there are stability problems particularly for taller people, which in this case is most people.

I guess it’s a bit early for a blog Christmas card but I will endeavour to do something on Christmas day. 

A new cafe has opened in the end of Westwood Cross Tesco where the old Tesco eatery was, I haven't tried it yet and will report when I do.    


The view is a bit pedestrian for sketching 
Here is an article on DECKS at Tesco http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/companies/supermarkets/tesco/tesco-hits-the-decks-in-south-with-latest-hypermarket-extra/349738.article looking inside but not having time to try it out, it was certainly fairly busy, which the previous Tesco 1960s school dinner arrangement wasn’t.

We occasionally use the McDonalds at Westwood which is often so busy that getting a table is slightly tricky, while the adjacent 1960s school dinner arrangement at Sainsburys always seems to be virtually empty.

Frankly I find the whole business of getting a quick cheap meal when shopping there with the children to be pretty much impossible, so I hoping that this one will fill the bill.

Trying to unscramble what may be ok at WC on the café front is very difficult as it is all in together under Broadstairs on Tripadvisor, ithink the best review is for the Asda café, see http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g635678-d3971067-Reviews-Asda_Cafe-Broadstairs_Isle_of_Thanet_Kent_England.html not one I have tried either.    

I may ramble on her if I think of anything else to say

  

127 comments:

  1. "...I would say the bog is in the last chance saloon"?

    Probably the best place for some of the comments though! Glad you're finally seeing sense and banning anonymous comments Michael, far better to have quality over quantity, as ECR, Simon Moores, etc have realised.

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    1. I agree with Peter, Michael, on the quality over quantity bit, but I would add that I do really appreciate what you are doing by affording us this forum, the high quality photographs and the interesting historic background to many topics. I think debate could become increasingly desirable next year for, in addition to our local issues, we have the European elections and, once those are over, we are into count down for the next parliamentary ones.

      Most of the undesirable comment comes from anonymous sources, with one such source very evident on the insults front, and by eliminating those you will be well on the way. Those who want to join in can easily open up an account and even use a pen name if they prefer.

      Anyway, thanks for some interesting posts this year and all the very best for next.

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    2. Peter I haven't banned them, just taking a tougher line, the only one I have deleted on this post so far was an LTP Deal 1989 one, although to be fair it may have been related to Walter Mitty

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    3. thought top photo great as it flickers on my screen. very xmassy

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    4. The sale of Albion House is a concern. How much was it sold for by RTC/TDC? If we're not careful we'll end up with council properties not being repaired then being sold off cheap to fund council salaries and pensions to not repair council properties...

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    5. Anon 8:25 pm,

      I wish you a happy and spite free Christmas.

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    6. Anon, relax and enjoy Christmas. You can go back to all your corruption theories in the new year if you must, but, for the moment, it is peace and goodwill to all men, including you.

      Have a good one.

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    7. Does anyone know the Albion House sale costs to TDC?

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    8. Yes, someone probably does know.

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    9. Why has Albion House been sold for only £345k? It has massive historical/listed status. And TDC has a budget of £30M?

      It needs bringing back into public ownership. Nobody has ever voted for the sale or approved it in a manifesto in any way shape or form. A scandal by RTC Labour.

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    10. Too late. Anon if you want to raise this I would suggest a lawyer not a blog

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    11. Not at all 4:37 the council can cancel the sale and/or planning permission. But you are right it is illegal or at least on dodgy ground if it is not in a manifesto?

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    12. If Albion House is sold for the pittance of £345k why were not repairs carried out by TDC under their ownership? They have a budget of £20M per year? I doubt the new owners will be paying anywhere near that and the RTC lot sit on TDC so could have voted for repairs easily. We seem to be ripped off by our council. Expensive, corrupt liars and incompetents.

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  2. Something happened to me last night that put blogs, Arlington Tesco, Pleasurama and everything else into perspective, and made them all seem trivial in comparison...

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  3. Oh do tell us Peter!

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    1. I'm finding it very difficult to talk about...

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    2. ... Oh, ok then!

      Last night a (female) friend who I've fancied for over 10 years sent me an "implied" (hands on boobs) nude photo of herself as an early Christmas present! If you knew her and how shy she normally is, then you'd understand what a momentous occasion this is... I photograph attractive naked ladies on pretty much a weekly basis and sometimes have to stifle a yawn, yet this photo almost broke the zipper on my trousers! Makes me realise what things are important, and what makes life really living.

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    3. did you view this whilst imbibing your Ovaltine?

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    4. Peter, [your 3:16 pm]

      There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are you now afloat. And you must take the current when it serves, or lose your ventures.

      Good luck.

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    5. It's quite likely that she'll do a (very) "private" photoshoot early in the new year, though if her husband finds out I might be losing more than my ventures!

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    7. Barry,

      If that's what ovaltine can do for you then mine's a flagon.

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    8. Peter

      Ah, perhaps one should aspire to end their days age 90, in bed, shot by a jealous husband.

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    9. I would add, mounted at the time on the adulteress wife, to bring things to a dramatic climax. I recall such an end, albeit well short of 40 let alone 90, befell some Flight Sergeant with a femme fatale in Ayios Dhometios during the EOKA emergency.

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  4. Thanet Watch is running a competition for the area's best blog comments. So if you've spotted a comment or maybe a sequence of comments which for you mark a spectacle peak (or deplorable trough) of blog comments, send it to us at inmeds@yahoo.co.uk. We'll announce winner at the Thanet Watch party on Jan 8 next year.

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  5. William, is he pro or anti Arlington Tesco? I want to know whether I'm in with a chance of winning this competition... ; )

    Another question Thanet Watch, what's the prize?

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    1. Since the design of Arlington House is almost certainly of N. Korean origin under the 'density of people per square yard of building space' programme, I would say for.

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    2. It's a pity the competition doesn't include facebook comments. I'd nominate this gem posted last week by the administrator of the "No Tesco Superstore at Arlington Margate" group (presumably Ms Oldfield):

      “The seafront will still be boarded up. The Tesco is proposed behind Arlington House where the car park is.”

      At last, they finally admit that it's NOT a seafront superstore after all this time!

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      I suggest that you award the prize to Dave Spart. He is the recognisable voice of the Red Hall Massive.

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    4. Censored comments and Anon-prevented comments simply reduce posts on this blog making it a non-read.

      In effect the Holyer and Epps dull duo now have their own blog produced by Michael.

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    5. 7.20, you are anonymous and you are commenting. I am anonymous and I am responding to your comment. Where exactly are we prevented, unless we say something that breaks the blog administrators rules, which seems fair enough. I think you just like moaning so you can have another dig at Holyer and Epps, but what happened to Checksfield this time. You are frightfully tedious.

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    6. There are 9 comments on this post so far by Peter, 6 by William, 7 by John, 1 by Michael, 3 by Barry, 2 by Thanet Watch and 8 by Anonymous contributors. Who exactly is dominating it and isn't exchange of comments what it is supposed to be about?

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    7. By your figures, Peter, Epps and Holyer are dominating this blog by almost 3 to 1 other comments. And almost none of them are on-topic. A few of the Anon comments sound like Holyer and Epps too. Both of whom are notorious for repeatedly posting on other Thanet blogs and moaning/whining, usually about the good old days or the RAF or there being no Manston pollution and Manston a great success etc.

      Why don't they set up their own blogs or be restricted to one post per blog per day as they have little worth saying and are ruining this blog as your figures show.

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    8. 7:50 Michael's new blog rules prevent discussion of TDC corruption or failure such as the (redacted) fraud and (redacted) pollution or (redacted) bung. As you can see it then makes for dull reading and allows the (redacted) pollution to continue.

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    9. Again, what is stopping any of you starting your own blogs? Please try to at least answer one simple question, or is too complicated for you?

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    10. And here's a simple question or two for you Peter. Why do you spend so much time over here when you have your own blog? Could it be that you crave the attention that comes from posting on a more widely read blog? If so, why do you think that others might not do likewise?

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    11. Clearly Holyer and Epps are crowding out debate through petty insults and posting, they should be limited to one post per day on this blog. Multiple comments should be ignored/removed or have "Shut up Holyer" etc appended to them as in real life. Sad pensioners with nothing to do and nothing to say.

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    12. The answer is because my two current blogs are dedicated to (a) my nude art, & (b) my musical tastes, and I don't really have the time to start another one on local affairs... and your blog is?

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    13. Incidentally, my Naked in Thanet blog will almost certainly be the widest read in Thanet during 2014 (sorry Michael), as I'll be posting on it every day. I've already prepared many of the posts.

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    14. "And all in the best possible taste" I seem to be stuck in the past. still was a good program at the time

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    15. Blimey, Checksfield to post on his own blog every day. Knowing what a weighty contribution he makes this blog, I imagine everybody must be looking forward to that almost as much as I am.

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    16. I was hoping to photograph your better half for it.

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  6. Thanks for your extremely interesting comments. The prize for the Best Blog Comment will be a subscription to Thanet Watch.

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  7. A shame that anonymous comments are being censored. Whenever this happens the blog is taken over by the narrow unrepresentative views of Epps, Checksfield and Holyer. If you read through the postings above it really is the most boring inane tripe. Moreover, much of it is off-topic - a crime for which anonymous posters are regularly slated.

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    1. Anon 1:24, you do not have a vestige of festive spirit in you. Anonymous comments are only being moderated, not banned, in exactly the same way that named comments are if they stray off the rules. Most of the comments above are people wishing each other well for Christmas whilst Thanet Watch have come up with a competition.

      I do not want to engage in an argument with you at this time, but please do tell me, why do you consider your comment in any way on-topic and what makes it so enlightening to the reader. How many times in the past have you told us that others views are unrepresentative, presumably meaning that only yours are worthwhile. That being the case, why don't you start a blog where you can air your views and ignore those of others, whoops, silly me, you already have!

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    2. doesn't he already have a blog that no one reads?

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    3. Yep he does. I wish you a happy and spite free Christmas, Tim

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    4. "unrepresentative views"? I speak for the people of Thanet mate!

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    5. The first prize for the best blog is one year subscription to Thanet Watch, and the second prize is a two year subscription.

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    6. Michael's view on potentially voting Labour at the TDC election seems incredible. Aren't TDC and RTC Labour for the last two or three years and have done nothing other than attempt to develop Pleasurama and then cancel it? Or allow FerryGate secret investments? Or ban filming at TDC meetings? Or allow Infratil to leave Manston without paying fines? Michael is simply perpetuating the failure at our council: we need a clearout of these failed councillors not re-electing them to continue their disastrous policies.

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    7. No Barry, you're thinking of your own blog.

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    8. Denis MacShane MP jailed for 6 months for £13k expenses fraud. The corruption at TDC is far worse: the £24k labour Chiangate bung or 0% fraud of c.£15k or more for civil servant payrises, payoffs for silence and pension increases and EKO and FerryGate and Manston fines and so on.

      Why have the Police not been called in to investigate? More councillors and civil servants should be jailed and sacked.

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  8. Or alternatively you can write about this on your own blog. I don't expect to post nude photos on here, do I?

    Anyway, hope your restaurant is getting into the Christmas spirit. Do you have different menus this time of year? Must confess I've never tried Thai food myself though I imagine it's a bit like Chinese takeaways (and I don't like them much).

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  9. Peter, he already has a blog but doesn't accept ANY comments, anonymous or otherwise. The guy's a hypocrite.

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    1. who you talking to!!

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    2. You, peasant, who else!

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    3. I wonder which blog doesn't accept comments?

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    4. This one?

      http://thanetlab.blogspot.co.uk/

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    5. Or this one?

      http://arlingtonmargate.com/

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    6. Or this one?

      http://gay-in-thanet.blogspot.co.uk/

      ... seems there's a pattern emerging here, with the local lefties being less inclined to debate.

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    7. Peter I was asking the anon "Peter, he already has a blog but doesn't accept ANY comments, anonymous or otherwise. The guy's a hypocrite."

      I wondered who anon was calling a hypocrite

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    8. How should I know? I'm just pointing out that there's several local blogs that don't permit debate on them, even when it's on topic. Ironically they all used to accept comments but I guess they didn't like people disagreeing with them and prefer to preach to the converted.

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    9. Do you believe that all blogs should accept comments Barry?

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    10. up to a point. when a blog becomes "old" then all posting should become monitored. where that point is, is open to debate.

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    11. Barry,

      Monitoring comments is simple. Providing the blog administrators can spare the time to do it.

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    12. I find not accepting ANY comments a bit ridiculous. Perhaps it's slightly different if the blog is about hobbies or leisure interests, but when they're about current local issues then the feedback of others is essential.

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    13. I find some blogs are open but they are more read than commented on

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    14. I guess Naked in Thanet is like that. When I post regularly (as I will start doing again from 1st January) I often get close to a thousand views per day, yet relatively few comments.

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    15. Peter,

      Not even the occasional comment of oops I gotta go, the wife's coming.

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    16. I know that a certain one-time local mayor is a regular visitor to my site as he's told me so (and no, it's not Will, though no doubt he's also had a peek or two!).

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    17. Speaking of Mayors what has Mayor Gibson done after 7 months? We have RTC simply passing the Mayoralty around fro Party loyalty without the Mayor being properly elected.

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    18. I wonder if she's a fan of my art too?

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    19. Anon I suggest you hurry down to Ramsgate as the Mayor organised some ice skating

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    20. Well spotted Barry the Xmas Fair again with an ice rink. What else has the unelected Mayor done in 7 months?

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  10. I don't have a blog and my name isn't Tim. All of the postings in which you make this false accusation need to be removed because you don't have a shred of evidence for your unfounded pithy allegations. More importantly, if you are wrong about this (and I have just informed you that you are) why should anyone listen to anything else you post. It could all be just as false and inaccurate. As for Mr. Epps and his demand that I justify why my comments are on-topic, what the h*ll IS the topic? If you read through the comments you lot have made they range from European elections, Checksfields fantasies, and Tesco at Arlington House none of which were featured in Michael's original ramble. It seems to me that you three stooges think you have the right to talk about whatever you like, but that others are then criticized for being "off-topic."

    In my opinion, the postings above illustrate that it would be a bad mistake to turn the blog over to the narrow views of three self-appointed experts. Better by far to close it down altogether. Of course, this is what certain people in positions of authority would like. Whatever their motivation, the three stooges are doing a fantastic job of ruining Michael's blog.

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  11. 7:58, I do not have a blog and my name is not Tim either, but that is not to say one of the anons on here is not called Tim. How would we know. I just find it rather strange that someone posting anonymously should find it necessary to deny who he might be unless he is, if you follow my drift. As far as I can see, apart from 7:58, only one person has referred to a Tim, but several have mentioned some anon having his own blog. Strange what?

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    1. Mr Not Tim, have you considered getting a blog? They can be fun!

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    2. So, did any of you explain what the topic was?

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    3. Anon 7:58 pm & 8:10 pm,

      Of course you are not Tim. Who has been saying that you are? I like Tim, but I don't like you.

      Merry Christmas, Tim.

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    4. Holyer obsessed with Tim again and accusing all and sundry of being Tim or not and even writing to him in public now as though he knows him, and after using Tim's face on his blog posts. Definitely weirdo stalker territory and sad really. Let's hope Holyer gets another hobby over Xmas instead of blogging.

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    5. "shut up Holyer" is the required term for John's posts now.

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  12. Let me help you folk out a bit here. Anonymous comments about Holyer, Epps, Checksfield, three stooges, corruption or Michael's blog being ruined by banning anons are by a bloke called Tim, but much of the time he does not know he is Tim. He also, in his sad little world, thinks that because he posts anonymously no one knows who he is or anything about him. It is really rather pitiful, but if you check out his blog, or his twitter, you may well come away with a better understanding of what his problem is. If you don't, then I recommend you get a check up yourself.

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    1. Cllr Epps at 8:28 being Anon and obsessed with Tim and his blog and twitter again. Why doesn't Cllr Epps do some council work?

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    2. Tim,

      You have got over excited. It's late and time for you to rest. Tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow you can tell everyone all about it, once again. Goodnight and a merry and peaceful Christmas to you.

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    3. Sorry to disappoint you, Tim, but I was out yesterday evening until about 23.30 and I certainly did not start blogging at that time of night. Thus 8:28 was not I and I doubt whoever it was is obsessed with you. If they are like me it would be no more than a certain sympathy.

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    4. Once again, Holyer, Epps, Checksfield. I am not called Tim. You are ruining Michael's blog with your ya boo sucks postings and your petty name-calling. Why don't the three of you grow up?

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    5. Their obsession with Tim is unhealthy. Let's hope the Police take an interest from a web stalking/bullying view. And Epps is a Councillor(!). What trash we have elected. And the corruption etc at TDC goes unscrutinised with the ridiculous EKO of TDC and KCC suing TDC(!) now with our money. What are the EKO quango costs?

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    6. I didn't call anyone Tim, I said whoever you are... why don't you start a blog? But obviously the question is a bit beyond your understanding.

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    7. 3:26, who exactly is going to call the police? Can one harass an anonymous, since nobody knows who he or she is? In order to establish harassment has taken place, the police would need to trace the offended anon and obtain a complaint from them. They might not want to be involved which is why they are anon.

      Just a thought, but have you tried a brain transplant, 3:36, for I hear they can do wonders these days.

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    8. All very good points, Anon 6:57, but not sure they will sink in.

      Peter, sounds like you are going to be busy with your blog and camera in the new year. Best of luck with that, but how about some scantily clothed models that leave the essentials to the imagination. Appreciate your work is an art form, but then so is a touch of mystery. Just a thought.

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    9. William, I have several photos of them wearing shoes and one is even wearing a hat! ; )

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    10. Seriously, during most of my photoshoots I also take some images of them clothed or in underwear, but as my site is called "Naked in Thanet" rather than "Lingerie in Thanet" or "Nice Dresses in Thanet" I tend to mostly post nudes or topless.

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    11. Peter,

      I recall having seen one wearing a smile.

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    12. Egads! This blog has become appalling.

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    13. Anon 9:50 pm,

      Surely, you meant appealing.

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    14. "Shut up Holyer": you are ruining this blog.

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    15. "shut up Cllr Epps" too and a merry xmas we will all have!

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    16. Anon 5:33 pm,

      So's mine, must be the weather.

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    17. "Shut up Holyer"

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  13. The answer to your blog comment dilemma is this. Comment should be limited to those who have an action, taken in the public interest, to report. FOI, legal process, letter to MP or Cllr, report or submission to a public inquiry, crime complaint for example.

    At this time that would restrict comment to Ian Driver, Louise Oldfield and Richard Card.

    Interestingly this approach would better enable Michael's ostensible concern with the law. There are laws of mandadtory reporting of knowledge. And also offences of undermining an inquiry. An example might be a gun range. And say a cllr blogged to imply that no inquiry is meritted. Conceivably the blog comment could be a criminal offence.

    Supposing another blogger knows, for a fact, that the cllr blog comment about the gun range is untrue then that would imply that the bookshop blogger has a mandatory duty to report his knowledge. And failure to report would be a criminal offence.

    There are certain current inquiries in Kent, of an historical nature, at Dungeness A nuclear power plant. Raised, in the public interest, by yours truly Rick. Merry Christmas fans


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    1. Get back to your own blog you nutter!

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    2. Anon 11:48 am,

      I take your point. I know for a fact that you are a nutter. Have I a duty to report this and to whom?

      Rick, Merry Christmas. Long may you ride your hobby horse and long may it give you pleasure and bring you peace.

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    3. . . . "Perhaps this will refresh your memory." The District Attorney suddenly thrust a heavy automatic at the quiet figure on the witness stand. "Have you ever seen this before?'' Walter Mitty took the gun and examined it expertly. "This is my Webley-Vickers 50.80," ho said calmly. An excited buzz ran around the courtroom. The Judge rapped for order. "You are a crack shot with any sort of firearms, I believe?" said the District Attorney, insinuatingly. "Objection!" shouted Mitty's attorney. "We have shown that the defendant could not have fired the shot. We have shown that he wore his right arm in a sling on the night of the fourteenth of July." Walter Mitty raised his hand briefly and the bickering attorneys were stilled. "With any known make of gun," he said evenly, "I could have killed Gregory Fitzhurst at three hundred feet with my left hand." Pandemonium broke loose in the courtroom. A woman's scream rose above the bedlam and suddenly a lovely, dark-haired girl was in Walter Mitty's arms. The District Attorney struck at her savagely. Without rising from his chair, Mitty let the man have it on the point of the chin. "You miserable cur!" . . .

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    4. In some ways anon comments are getting sillier than normal I wonder if there is a way that anons can be forced to utilise at least a nickname of some sort so that the conversation can be followed.

      Though it is good that one named poster has dropped offline which removes a lot of the sarcasm.

      Merry Xmas all

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    5. Barry seems too stupid to understand that Anons can't be forced to use a nickname. Is he for real?

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    6. Michael seems to have unwrapped a large present of waccy baccy for Xmas. Why bother quoting large - and dreary - passages of Walter Mitty unless bonged out of his gourd? The price tickets in his shop will no doubt need to be redone and photos of his meals out of focus.

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    7. Haha, must admit the comment at 6:37 made me laugh out loud!

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    8. It's Xmas Peter go on post some porno shots to cheer us up as we watch this blog decline. Nobody too fat though. I can't decide if you've been specialising in porkers or just turkeys! Not the Showaddywaddy cocks n' socks one either. Make up your own chipolata/stuffing/roasted chestnuts/festive stockings jokes if you want.

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    9. appearances can be deceiving but then so can anon posting

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    10. Barry's ruined the festive fun again with inane comments.

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    11. They're what REAL women look like anon. You might get one yourself when you grow up.

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    12. A Daily Mail article today on airport cancers: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-17419/Now-living-airports-cancer.html

      The Police should investigate the removal of the Manston monitors by Infratil and TDC: presumably it continues under Gloag?

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  14. Perhaps as a Xmas present to us all we could try and unravel Rick's concerns? Having read his posts over the year I haven't a clue what he is worried about.

    That said, the Deal gun range seems to be some sort of unlicensed or after-hours shooting practice in c.1988. Involving Cllr Bill Hayton? Presumably it stopped around then too?

    There's an IRA plot separate to that- for the Marines barracks, or just generally? In 1988?

    Sericol, and Thor, are accurate in terms of the volumes of pollution.

    An accurate summary?

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  15. Alan Mallinson was my favourite Tim obsessive categorically/randomly proving Tim wasn't in Vietnam and was therefore a liar etc - and even then denying The Times newspaper article that proved he was in Vietnam(!). What a jerk but it has to be one of the funniest posts of the year.

    The Three Stooges just seem bitter at Manston closing. Or more worryingly with Cllr Epps attempting playing the Party denial and smear game to randomly deny their corruption or Thor pollution that has been extensively detailed. Their friends and neighbours and colleagues must be worried in bearing the pollution cost of these strange views and deliberate inaction.

    Why has there not been a TDC review of Thor or the missing Manston monitors? Just coverup again: all councillors in it together against the public?

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    1. I can never quite work out whether I'm supposed to also be a Stooge or not...

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    2. Anon 6:30 pm,

      And a Merry Christmas to you too, Tim.

      Just a passing thought, Tim, why do you not allow anonymous comments on your own blog? If you did then you could spend a happy hour talking to yourself.

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    3. Holyer is trying to groom you Peter. Just say no. Unfair on Mallinson a bit but the other hilarious blog post was when he and Epps were trying to groom young James Maskell in Cliftonville as a Tory hopeful. And James then denied having anything to do with them or even being in the Tory party anymore! Priceless and you just couldn't make it up.

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    4. 8:08 "Shut up Holyer"

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    5. Anon 8:08 pm,

      I realise that you are harmless. However, your increasingly frenetic postings througout today indicate that you are over excited and must rest. Go and have a lie down. Tomorrow is another day. We shall all be here in the morning waiting to receive your peculiar brand of Christmas Cheer.

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    6. "Shut up Holyer"

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    7. The comment of an educated man and master debater at 9:05, I see. I am off to Thanet Life where such infantile rubbish would never see the light of day.

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