Jul 9

It's Good To Be back

If you are reading this (and I suspect you are), you will have realised that our server problems have been resolved and a new server has taken the place of the one that succumbed to the unexpected load from this posting.

We don't really think that we were attacked by ScottishPower, but it should perhaps be noted that today has largely been taken up with repairing another computer that was damaged by the massive power surge that hit the ML10 post code on Tuesday.

Just saying...

The major post that we promised on the temporary emergency page has been postponed until the current media frenzy over Rupert Murdoch listening to everyone's phone calls dies away, so that might be a week or two. In the meantime we will continue to support the campaign by Communities Against Turbines Scotland against the menace of wind turbines and will carry update postings here.

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Jun 29

Off Colour

The interest created by the Starve The Beast post has crashed our server twice in the past 24 hours. Since we are a small, poor organisation it will take a while (few days) to build and make operational a new one. Until then, please accept that our service may be patchy, or even non-existent at times.

It would, of course, just be paranoia to imagine that ScottishPower had attacked the site...

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Jun 27

How To Starve The Beast

I'm sure you've already read this post: if not, please go and do it now, it will give you the background to this one.

Below, you will find the information you need to complain to ScottsihPower about the environmental levy on your electricity and/or gas bill. The levies have been applied since 2002, probably without your knowledge. Certainly, SP  have never gone out of their way to inform us consumers of the extra money they were extracting in order to help them pay for the government's heroic (in their mind) and costly (in our pocket) struggle against the Carbon Monster.

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Jun 19

Sectarianism In Sport

Following on from our successul solution of the problem of sexism in sport (see here) our attention has been forcibly turned to the even less palatable problem of sectarianism, with particular regard to Scottish football (note for foreign readers - you may know this under the erroneous eponym of "soccer"; I do hope you appreciate the free education you get here).

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Since the newspapers have insisted that Something Must Be Done, so our new and shiny SNP government have obviously decided to Do Something. What that Something is has turned out to be the "Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act".

It is a wide-ranging piece of legislation, badly thought out and poorly framed, as is the fashion with recent British legislation. A fuller fisking will appear here as soon as I can find the time to do it. However, we have been able to determine the apparent limit of the terracing chant permissible under the new legislation. Please click through and practice for your next visit to Ibrox or Parkhead:

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Sep 30

Placeholder

This is a placeholder post just to signify that the re-instatement of the site after its hack in April 2013 has not yet been fully completed.

When the post immediately above this one is dated 2nd October 2010 you'll know the job is done.

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