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Chesterfield Discussion / Chesterfield Car Boot sale good news
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:44:29 PM »
i spoke today to the head steward who runs the car boot sale and he stated to me that the car boot sale will in future be run without imposing a thirty car limit, this is great news for both sellers and buyers and should help to build up this local attraction to its former position of being one of the best car boot salesfor miles around. :)

Chesterfield Discussion / Chesterfield Car Boot Shambles
« on: January 27, 2019, 03:32:36 PM »
Yet another Sunday goes by and no car boot sale and yet again cars and vans are queuing up and it is called off at the last minute, if you are a regular you know that when it was on the "donut" in the town centre it was run very well by two people and it was always on and it was extremely rare for it to be called off. It is by popular consensus the most badly run car boot sale within a one hundred mile radius of Chesterfield (only because we don’t know of any further away).
Since it was moved to the football ground car park as a joint venture between the council and the club both buyers and sellers have not known whether it would be running or not, it was clear from the moment it was moved to the football ground car park that the stewards running it were neither experienced enough or committed to its continuation, as i was told by one of the senior stewards after i told him they should move it back to the donut he said he wished they would.

I myself have known them shut the car boot down because of "bad weather" and marsh lane which does not have hard standing and is privately run has been open, the reason for not running it this week was because there was only twenty three vehicles about a third being vans, now let’s have a look at why there was only this number of vehicles, I myself know of five regular stall holders who now prefer to go to Doncaster or Bawtry and i have witnessed cars driving off after sellers getting frustrated at the wait to find out whether it is going to be run or not, in numerous cases people have been kept waiting for over two hours only to be told at the last minute it is cancelled, imagine you turned up to Tesco or Asda waiting for it to open only to be told after two hours we are not opening today as advertised as we don’t have enough customers waiting to get in.
All this and a car boot sale which used to be run by two people now needs an army of stewards who are still incapable of running it properly or it seems with some but not all of the stewards communicating with the people who do come in a polite and civil manner.

This local amenity is not just a car boot it is also a place of local interaction where people meet and discuss local issues and the one topic that crops up weekly is will it be on or if it is on how come there is more cars than last week which ran and this week it is cancelled.

I must confess i do not know where this thirty vehicle rule came from i think they just made it up, on one occasion there were twenty seven vehicles and all the prospective stall holders got together and agreed to pay for the missing three vehicles just so they were able to stand and still these apathetic stewards cancelled it.

Also i find it irksome that if the carbooters are ten percent down it is cancelled and yet at the recent Bedford game the ground capacity was down by over three quarters to a little over two thousand attendees and yet went ahead, i also drove by on Saturday and the lights were on and there were spectators and it was lashing it down with rain, in the past the boot sale has been cancelled due to forecasts of light drizzle.

As I understand it the club has abrogated its responsibility to the community and has given the council an ultimatum that it will not run it after July, it is to be hoped the Council can find a new venue, and a couple of people who can and will run it properly for the people of chesterfield who the football club have turned their back on.

Reece mog has told May to close Parliament to prevent mps making amendments to government business, the truth is finally out leaving the EU was never about taking back control (of what), nor was it about bringing back so called democratic accountability to the "People", the brexiteers do not give a damn about any of those things they did not at the time of the referendum they did not want to take Back control for the People, but simply to aquire control of the people for themselves, how else could you describe closing down Parliament other than to stifle debate and prevent democracy, this man is antidemocratic and as far as democracy is concerned a treasonous traitor.

Politics / brexit coverage
« on: January 15, 2019, 02:54:21 PM »
Recently i have been watching the brexit coverage and a lot of the the coverage seems to involve going to towns to interview the "people" about the stupidly titled brexit, now the controversial bit, the tv companies in their wisdom always seem to include some old fart of my age and older to get their views ( people who seem to think that britain is the power it was in the nineteenth century with archaic views to match) while usually ignoring younger people, my veiw is what is the point of asking older people for their views as we are going to be dead pretty soon anyway we are not the ones who are going to have to live with the full consequences of leaving, if reece mogg is correct when he states that it is likely to be fifty years before we see any benefit from brexit then the only people who are going to see any benefit at all are likely to be well under thirty, and with this in mind why should i at sixty four inflict my archaic views (if i do indeed have any) on modern society, i can hear the howls of protest already. >;

Chesterfield Discussion / Royal Hospital DNA notices
« on: November 27, 2018, 06:45:53 PM »
when you attend the royal hospital i am sure you have noticed the posters informing patients about the number of people who do not attend appointments, my partner goes to the hospital regularly, as she has flu we thought it wise for her not to keep her regular appointment and with this in mind i attempted over a period of over an hour and a half to call the department to cancel the appointment during this time i made 25 calls only to receive an answering machine telling me nobody was able to answer my call, which leads me to an obvious question how many of the published DNAs where in fact DNRs (did not respond) needless to say in the end i gave up so now my partners appointment will be put down as a DNA, i must admit to being totally frustrated after tying to do the right thing and not waste NHD time.

Chesterfield Discussion / free parking on the donut
« on: November 22, 2018, 02:43:32 AM »
i was talking to a neighbour the other day and he told me he had some sort of permit that allows him to park on the donut car park in town after 3pm, has anyone else heard of this

General Discussion / Grenfell Tower bonfire prank police over reaction
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:21:51 PM »
I have seen on the news a video of a mock up of grenfell tower placed on a bonfire while people in the background can be heard making tasteless comments and laughing, also while someone was pretending to be shouting for help another person can be heard saying just stay where you are, which could be classed as satire.
Whie i consider the idea of people laughing and making jokes about it repellant i hardly think it is a matter for the police, however if it is a matter for the police then i suggest that events that happened in the aftermath of the death of Margaret Thatcher should also be investigated, there were scenes on the tv of mass jubilation, shouts of "maggie maggie maggie dead dead dead", the public burning of an efegy of her, though i personnaly was not offended by any of this, i feel sure there are other people who  were deeply offended including friends and members of her family, i think the public aprobation these morons will deservedly get for their tastless grenfell mock up will suffice,in the meantime let the police get on with sorting out rapes, burglaries, kinfe crime and acid attacks instead of wasting their time with these idiots.

Politics / Nick Clegg latest
« on: October 20, 2018, 12:36:52 AM »
So now we have it Mr Clegg is over in the good old U.S of A where he is taking up a job with the much maligned and discredited Facebook, no doubt he will be in comand of a huge salary, i remember a teacher at school telling us that honesty was a most important comodity and to remember that people who are dishonest never prosper, well there is another myth well and truly debunked.

Chesterfield Discussion / INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE 2
« on: August 17, 2018, 05:58:17 PM »
Over the years i have been aware of and a victim of institutional abuse, i have also witnessed and been a part of various instances of what i refer to as institutional lawlesness. i  have also tried wherever possible to make people aware of these abuses and to show them how the system is clearly rigged against them, in response to my statements on such issues i have over the years been labeled as being paranoid, an iconoclast and a conspiracy theorist and many other descriptions, now as you will know if you have read my post "this is what institutional abuse truly looks like" there are some things in my past which i prefer not to discuss because this would involve others who may feel certain things are best forgotten, with this in mind i approached the truth project explaining my reservations and i have been assured that i only need to give the evidence concerning myself and do not have to give any information concerning the involvement of others should i not wish to, and as a result i intend to give evidence to the truth project.
Now as you know from my other post i was in Derbyshire County Council Care, this was between 1962 and 1970 and as a a result of giving evidence felt that it would be helpful to have my medical records to coroborate certain things i intend to put before the enquiry, with this in mind i approached my doctor for access to my medical records between 1962-1970.
it is no surprise to me whatsoever that today i received a call informing me my medical records for this period have "been lost" and as at this moment nobody is able to tell me where they could possibly be or how i might track them down, i must say i do not hold my existing doctors responsible for this rather convenient "loss" and i suspect that they were disposed of (sorry i meant lost) during an investigation into allegations of abuse against the care home i was in, these allegations surfaced in the early 70s a few years after i had left and resulted in the care homes closure. in summation it is not paranoia when they really are out to screw you over.

I read this article today and was absolutely astounded, i am sure that during the referendum debate we all heard fom the likes of Boris Johnson, David Davies, and Reece Mogg, how we would secure a deal with europe and it would be easy, and how we would all be better off financially, and also lets not forget £350million per day for the NHS, copy and paste the following for the truth.
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Chesterfield Discussion / car window warnings hypocrisy
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:43:10 AM »
last wednesday i was following a mettallic blue ford people carrier up newbold road as we came upto the highfields roundabout the car in front of the ford turned left leaving a clear road in front of the ford, when the ford continued he went up newbold road at a fair old pace leaving me travelling at 30mph behind, and it was out of sight in very short order.
I shall now get to the point of my post, in the rear window of the ford was a diamond shape hanging notice warning other drivers that there were children on board, now i may be wrong but i take it these notices are to warn other drivers, and for other drivers to moderate their driving style to suit the the circumstances these notices warn the other drivers about.
however and i maybe reading too much into this what i took from this notice was, YOU have to moderate your driving style for the safety of me and my children, ME however will not moderate my driving style to ensure the safety of other road users including pedestrians in what is obviously a 30mph limit. So I as a driver have to take note of his warning notices and this driver can ignore anything they see fit including speed limits no doubt placed there for the protection of other peoples children i take it that in this persons obviously twisted viewpoint the only children that should be kept safe from irresponsible drivers are their own, and the rest can go to blazes.

General Discussion / is this what brexit means
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:37:18 PM »
I have just read an article which states that the uk is having to stockpile food supplies " "  if this is what it leaving the EU has come to surely this madness should stop, i am confident that leave voters were not voting for this, the sef interest of the tory party seems to be plunging us into a crisis of potentially nightmare proportions, and lets remember these people are rich they will be able to buy their way out of any problems caused by leaving the EU, the rest of us will just have to eat sh*t metorphorically speaking, rest assured mogg, gove, davies or johnson will not lose their jobs, nor will they go hungry as far as they are concerned the rest of us can go to hell, this is not the first time the tories have caused hardship to the people of this country, and their response "it is a price worth paying" i am sure it is particularly when they do not have to pay it, and of course there is "Je ne regrette rien" when the tories crashed the economy in the early 90s. they did not regret it but everyone else did.

I was brought up in a Derbyshire County Council children’s home in the north west region of Derbyshire around 30 miles from my home, quite a few memories stick out including beatings and the constant undermining and the constant threats and being told I and the other kids were worthless and a drain on taxpayer it was like living with an axe hanging over your head 24 hours a day all this and still only an 8year old who's foster mother had the misfortune to die of breast cancer a year previously, so it was deemed my foster father could not look after me and I would be better off in care so I was sent to this hell hole run by Derbyshire County Council.
One of the earliest memories happened when I was about 8 years old in those days we slept four to a room and all the boys in my room were of a similar age, the beds were of a tubular steel construction with metal springs, and due to the sagging of these springs the beds were fitted with a plywood base for the mattress to fit on without sagging (these beds were replaced when I was about 14) back to my story.
As 8 year olds we had to go to bed at 6-30pm even in summer when we could hear the local kids playing outside and the early evening sunlight was streaming through the thin curtains, as you would expect we were talking amongst ourselves but very quietly as we knew the consequences if we were found out would not be pleasant, however we did not know that the man who ran the home had crept upstairs and was outside the door listening, in he came while we went into a shocked silence as he immediately told us to  get up and stand by our beds.
We were then made to stand by our beds and told not to move for what as a child seemed like hours though we had no clock so it was difficult to know how long we stood for we were just left standing next to our beds, on his return the man who ran the home instructed us to remove our mattresses, pillows and blankets from the beds and just leave the sheets and we were then made to sleep on the wood covered bed frames with no mattress pillows or blankets and just a plain white sheet for cover though we did manage to get to sleep we were woken up around or just after midnight and trooped downstairs, this time the room had a clock and the first time I took notice of it I noted it was around a quarter to one am.
We were made to sit round a table in the room while the guy who ran the home sat at one end of the table and proceeded to give us the usual lecture on how useless we were how our parents did not want us so much so that some of them had chosen to die rather than be stuck with us and the “tax payer would be better off without such ungrateful leeches to support” (I will point out at this point I had no idea what a leech was) he then informed  sadistically us he was going to teach us not to talk when we were sent to bed and we were made to sit in silence while he study us and if anyone seemed to be dropping off he would bang on the table with his fists.
This went on until around four o’clock in the morning at which time we were escorted upstairs to return to our plywood covered and blanket and pillow less beds. I have chosen this to make public as it is not as potentially distressing as some of my more X rated memoirs, and it must be said the type of persons who behave in such a manner are still out there and still like this man a respected pillar of society. And should you be in any doubt as to the veracity of my recollections one of the boys from that night lives locally and we do occasionally meet up.
i hope this goes someway towards expalaining what has been described as my crusading against against abuse and injustice in all its forms whoever these actions are inflicted upon, i am a product of that abusive unjust and corrupt system and for that i make no apology

Chesterfield Discussion / a response to old cruiser
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:53:17 AM »
my apologies to the moderator but i feel i must respond to old cruisers reply to me.

quote We will have to agree to disagree on this hifimad.

How do you know that the guard did not witness this person doing something wrong?
It was said by  someone there that this person has done wrong? Had they? Hadn't they?
How do you know that the length of time the guard held the exceeds the time you stated?
The video shows the person resisting the guard - I didn't notice the guard push or indeed as you say attacking this person. It looked more like a mere restraining of someone who was clearly trying to get free.
The other point I would like to make is that whoever took this video may be in breach of the New Data protection Law.

That's me done on this one  :)
 i have every respect and indeed understanding of your view on this one and you may indeed be correct. where the problem arises is that i have absolutely no confidence that this team of guards will behave in a proportionate and lawful manner, had after the points i have raised regarding their behaviour had their management had have been completely open and honest instead of not only being in denial have also been obstructive to the point of contempt, and had justice been allowed to take its course then i may have been a tad less suspisious of their actions, this is what happens when our institutions instead of being honest and open with the people they are supposed to serve, engage in lies and cover up.
 we only need to look at the hillsborough enquiry to see the dishonesty and contempt with which greiving people were dealt with to understand that flat denial and downright corruption just breeds justifiable suspicion, these guards still have the same people and the same management and i can tell you after their most recent assault on myself (shoulder barging me) i am now getting the same responses i got five years ago, as nothing has changed i for one will not give them the benefit of the doubt, they do not deserve it, my apologies to fly but i felt i just had to respond to old cruiser on this one and with no sarcasm or disrespect intended towards you at all i hope you find this response instructive and not tedious.

Chesterfield Discussion / are you allowed to photograph in public
« on: July 07, 2018, 01:14:27 AM »
The uk law is that you are, i know many police and security guards say this is not the case however this is untrue, now you may be aware new data protection rules have come into uk law, however this will have no effect on the majority of street photograhers, however as i understand it should you be a professional photographer and you take an image of someone for a profitable purpose it then becomes a bit of a grey area and then it would be wise to seek the permission of the person or persons in the photo/video, as you nodoubt know we are the most surveilled nation in europe if not the world so if you do not like your image being taken the only real way around it is for us all to start wearing burkas.

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