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  1. Cheers, I did not know that legend was a book, I presumed it was just a remake of Omega Man or The Last Man on Earth :smiley_vomit: :smiley_vomit: :smiley_vomit: :smiley_vomit: :smiley_vomit:
  2. If you really want to get away from reality for a while I would suggest Lanark by Alisdair Gray. Quite possibly the best book I have ever read.
  3. I am currently on a classics kick. On the bedside table is 1984 the parallels with modern society are shocking. Next on the list is To kill a mockingbird. I used to read relentlessly but fell out of the habit for a while. It is nice to have it back. ATB Mick ---Edit --- I absolutely hate electronic books. They have no soul. Many of our books have been purchased at second hand bookstores, ooooh that smell :)
  4. Would you be able to point me in the direction of the court records for this please. We struggle endlessly against apathy from our local EHO's who pass the buck. We are all well aware of that but we never see prosecutions using that act Bruce.
  5. Just before the close of business today a police car pulled up on the bus stop at the front of my studio then reversed back onto the double yellow lines outside the pizza shop next door. Off for tea thought I. I was wrong and two officers came into the waiting room. After saying hello they said "it's all right you are not in trouble, we need some advice" I replied that you can get tickets for parking on double yellow lines. They laughed and I asked them how I could help. It transpires that a person tattooing from home, we call them scratchers by the way, had tattooed a thirteen year old girl some six months ago. The parents were blissfully unaware of this fact until the girl wore a low slung top due to the warm weather. I presume that the tattoo is on her breast. The Mother, as one of the officer put it, went into meltdown and after dragging her offspring to the hospital for blood tests reported this person to the police. Hence the visit to my studio. The officers wanted to know how a professional studio operates and what laws are applicable to tattooing minors. They stayed for ten minutes or so while I advised them. How often have you come across an irate parent after their pride and joy has been tattooed? What law, in your view is applicable with a view to prosecuting a person who has tattooed an under age girl on the breast? --- Edit --- Typo
  6. Too late, he has done his job and the clean record that has existed since 1986 continues.
  7. I stand by what I said. Some programmes do not need to be made. Giving criminals anonymity is wrong and there is no good reason to do so. If you believe what is in the media then good luck on that one. I did not say that the media should be censored or controlled. I said that the freedom of the press is not always in the public interest. In this case protecting someone who has openly admitted to assaulting an officer of the law is not in the public interest. It shows that by acting in such a manner can get you onto television and tell the population what you did while hiding your identity. Now if that in your opinion is in the public interest I would appreciate it if you could explain why. ATB Mick
  8. I would say that if I were the police officer who had their head stamped upon by the lout interviewed, I would much prefer that justice was pursued. I doubt that is the case of this particular television programme my knowledge would have been expanded to any degree.
  9. A very apt term to describe all citizens however I would presume that you actually meant an ostrich approach. I am a mushroom as are we all thanks the state, what I am not doing though is burying my head in the sand. Please refer to the answer below. I would, given the chance, introduce legislation to prevent them from protecting those who have committed serious crimes. Why is there any need to keep criminals hidden from the public at all? I can understand the need to protect the innocent by the way. The media and by that I mean the whole propaganda machine, from the BBC to the rags that push their owners agendas, are worthless. That they use criminals to bolster their ratings and sales proves how morally bankrupt they are. Losing sources implies that in some way they are engaged in investigative journalism and this is so far from the truth that it is a speck on the horizon. Programmes in this vein are sensationalist pap for the entertainment of the dumbed down masses, they are journalistic equivalent of a house full of people being made to perform like monkeys for the camera. The opium of the people is the phrase that springs to mind.
  10. Some programmes do not need making and the freedom of the press is not always in the public interest. ATB Mick
  11. It has nothing to do with the freedom of the press in this particular case I would opine. How in this instance does censorship rear its head? The BBC are using people who have in their own words committed heinous criminal acts and are no doubt being paid to appear on television to regale us with their tales of their wrongdoing. If these people have not been to court and paid for their crimes then their details should be handed over to the police.
  12. Get the video camera out and record him standing there. Evidence of his behaviour will help any complaint you subsequently make to both the police and the owners of the property. ATB Mick
  13. I fail to see why journalists should have immunity in any way shape or form. If they know a crime has been committed by a person they should be required to inform the police. To use criminals to sell newspapers or in this case make television programmes is disgusting. ATB Mick
  14. Surely if they are privy to an act that breaks the law and they refuse to name the person involved then they have to be committing an offence. Or am I off the map on that one?
  15. I refused to watch on the grounds that listening to them would push my blood pressure up. What was said about the state broadcaster not giving details of offenders to the police brooksy?