I guess that saying I am sick to the hind teeth of Thanet politics, disastered local developments.
Amazon’s crusade to remove any commercial opposition to their dominance of the whole book world has reached a new peak as they have now registered a patent to sell secondhand digital books.
Sounds crazy I know but it is apparently true, see http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/used-ebooks-is-a-ridiculous-idea-that-could-ruin-authors-publishers
They did do an app update the other day that deleted the entire kindle libraries of apple users, so it isn’t all plain sailing for them, see http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/27/bug-in-kindle-update-for-ios-deletes-users-entire-library-amazon-warns-users-not-to-update/
How one survives in a trading environment where ones main competition is a huge multinational with unlimited funds that is happy to trade at a loss for as long as it takes to close down all the opposition should be more difficult than it is.
Interestingly on a day like to today with humanity running for cover at one point today produced about thirty individuals hiding in various parts of my bookshop and I guess whatever they do Amazon never seem to be able to undercut us significantly on price.
According to Thanet Extra Cardy Construction, Terrence Painter and SFP are putting up £2,000 to restore the vandalised paintings on the Great Wall of Ramsgate. It would be better if the explained to local people why this 20 year saga and 10 year building site has occurred.
I think it was in 1921 that the people of Ramsgate last rioted, however they seem to be getting pretty worked up about The Royal Sands now.
A vessel from Denmark with a German
crew was berthed at the inner basin at
Ramsgate Harbour to take a shipment
of coke from the Ramsgate gas works.
There was violent opposition to this in
Ramsgate harbour which developed into a series of full-scale riots. Hundreds of police officers from
London and all over Kent were drafted in to quell the riotous mob. Canterbury alone sent 10 constables,
who stayed in the town for five days. The members of the town's Mounted Section were very
much involved. Pc Mockler says ‘I remember we formed up in Boundary Road, just like the photograph.
Hundreds of people started throwing bricks and bottles at us. PC Champion was knocked out. I got off
my horse to go to his assistance and a woman took out her hat pin and ran it right through my neck.
Luckily for me it missed the vein but I had to go to hospital.’ Several baton charges were made to restore
order. The Rioting lasted for three days and three nights and was one of the most serious public
disorder occurrences in the 20th century.
Credit to East Kent NARPO Newsletter the rest of the article and a picture can be found at http://eastkentnarpo.org.uk/docs/Newsletter%20122%20Nov%2009.pdf