Monday, 31 October 2011

Link Love

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Sunday, 30 October 2011

http://www.newusb.co.uk/ for the best in bew Unsigned Worldwide bands

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NEWUSB.CO.UK - For the best of worldwide Indie & Unsigned Artists and Bands

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The Last Eagle

From his nest high up on the south facing cliff an eagle watches as the sun rises in the east, slowly at first as if unsure it will make it up an over the mountain top.
He had lived many years in these glens and mountains distant memories of his first tentative flight out and over the heather moorland far below.
The early morning mist had receded grudgingly to the west and Ullapool far off
today was going to be a good day for the hunt
by 11.00 0clock the sun was beating down the skies were a blue of near perfection
He leaned forward on the nest and with one final look at the chicks gently rolled out and over the cliff edge .
Falling 10 feet then 20 he tumbled to the earth far below
but this master of the skies was playing with the air as a champion boxer toys with an opponent he knows he has mastered.
As the speed increased he gently unfurls one wing then the other and dips to his right and away from the cliff edge
The air rushed up and filled the full length of the wings..
Then all below stand in awe and look up at the master of the Scottish highland skies his full wingspan 6 feet and more .
His feathers golden ,his eyes a deep and knowing black .
A loud call that sets of across the distant glens that all Scots know .
To me as a scot whenever i have been away from Scotland ,the two things that would bring a tear to my eye and a longing to be home.
The sound of the bagpipes and the call of the Eagle .
He set of across the glen to one of his favourite places to hunt

Passing over the river he swooped round sure he had spotted something to the edge of the river
letting the air escape from his wings he glided slowly downward till he was certain
A rabbit lay across a post an EASY meal on this sunny highland day ..

With yet another call ,this time to his partner high up in the nest to let her know he had found some food ..

After a couple of mouth fulls of fresh meat he grasped the rabbit tightly in his mighty talons and leapt into the air ,happy that his family would feed well today

A few powerful beats from his wings and within seconds he was soaring in an ever increasing circle gaining height faster and faster ,until he had enough height to simply soar to the cliff nest and his family ..
The calls between the family echoed out across the mountains all excited at the thought of the meal
He dipped his wing and headed to the nest
WHEN a pain the like he had never felt shot out and quickly enveloped his whole body ,unsure what was happening he struggled to stay in flight but then more pain filled his body until he lost control of his prey that plummeted to the ground .

He struggled to fly but with total loss of all his muscles his wings folded in a twisted wrap around his body
He called in desperation to his partner a scream this time
no magical call
simply pain and fear .

Then ,and no matter how hard he tried to stop it
the plunge to the ground and death began ..
A final call was quickly followed by a sound i hope to never hear ever again as long as i live ..
The Golden eagle lay on the ground his wings and legs at strange angles every bone has been smashed and a tiny whimper from him said he still tried to battle the poison within ..
High in the cliff the female darted from her nest and dash across the sky soon found her by his side ..
I watched as the female nudged him and called
but i could see his eyes had closed the poison had WON.
For the rest of the day and into the night the female let out call after call to her partner but as the sun rose in the morning she knew he had gone and with the chicks calling for food she had no choice she had to go
so with a final SCREAM to MAN she grabbed the rabbit and headed to the nest .


..May you continue to soar my friend safe and secure away from man

Thoughts of the Dafthermit:

To me a wee daft fat bald git who lives in an old bus

The person and people that do this to OUR Golden Eagles

should be dragged to the square in Inverness on a Saturday night

Their balls should be cut off dipped in poison and stuffed down their throats
and finally the talons from the eagle should be rammed up their arse

peace and light .


Love and light from the wee rusty tin can here in the Scottish highlands............ Alba gu brath

I was called " an inspiration proffesional dreamer " by a friend in America lol noo thats some job title

I was called " an inspiration proffesional dreamer " by a friend in
America lol noo thats some job title

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All around winters call is carried in the wind only a fool ignores natures warnings..

All around winters call is carried in the wind only a fool ignores
natures warnings..

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Garbage Warrior [Full Length Documentary]



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Walkhighlands • Forum and walk reports

Walkhighlands • Forum and walk reports

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United | Playing For Change



Love and light from the wee rusty tin can here in the Scottish highlands............ Alba gu brath

. .... Day off .... . A day to just bimble in the mountains. A time to clear the mind. Watched 2 swans make their chattery way up the glen today. Magic. Love and light Ps. Many thanks for all the comments on my wee tale " Airlock "

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.... Day off ....
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A day to just bimble in the mountains.
A time to clear the mind.
Watched 2 swans make their chattery way up the glen today. Magic.
Love and light
Ps.
Many thanks for all the comments on my wee tale " Airlock "

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Friday, 28 October 2011

Airlock ( A warning )

Collages6

                               AIRLOCK

                         …………………..

 

As the sun rose over the wee hovel ,Mel came through the door clutching a huge parcel a smile beaming as she sat on her bed .

 

Slowly the packaging was ripped apart to reveal 2 pairs of leggings , a wee fashion parade followed with WHAT DO YOU THINK ? always a tricky question ..

 

Then back to the parcel and socks ,tops and a wee jacket followed

all shown on the cat walk up and doon the hovel.

 

Smiling like i hadn’t seen for a wee while, the look on her face changed a look of confusion filled the room ..

 

with her muttering , What are they ????

she pulled from the very bottom of the parcel a huge piece of material , I think it is a survival tent of some sort was my response , what with pink flowers in it , Well i don’t know dear ,get them oot and lets see.

 

Laying them on the bed it dawned on us what they were

 

PANTS ,PANTS the like we had never seen , huge like they could easily house  all the hovel family with room for the neighbours .. just sat a stared back at us

 

Through tears of laughter i said trying to keep a straight face

Go on dear try them on the look warm and cosy …

 

Grudgingly a pair were peeled from the pack of SIX ( added value don’t you know)

As she stood there a look of stunned shock i watched as all that was overhanging disappeared inside these floral pants .

After much laughter she decided to keep them on as indeed they were warm on this wee frosty morn

So with thoughts of the earlier shock drifting, breakfast was readied and the days plans discussed .

 

….LITTLE DID WE KNOW THE DANGER MEL WAS IN …..

 

After a day spent on the many jobs aroon the hovel . The call from the truck that dinner was ready

My favourite

a huge bowl of Italian stew was waiting with 2 slices of homemade bread

We sat and chatted aboot the days events a wee giggle at the morning parcel and so we settled doon for a night in front of the box  .

 

During the night the effects of the stew surfaced and the front door was opened to enable us to breathe.

 

Mel got up and stood at he sink a cup of coffee brewing .

when she said “you know what since i put those pants on and you might laugh but i feel lighter such a strange feeling..”

 

We watched a wee film and as it came to an end  Mel said she would take the dogs out , climbing oot of bed she said again “ wow i feel so light footed , will have to ask your mum where she bought those pants i feel amazing “

 

As she opened the door the dogs leapt oot closely followed by a SCREAM …

 

I shot oot of bed only to see Mel hovering 3 feet from the ground still clinging to the dogs leads ..

 

 

ANDY , ANDY help, help

i stared unsure what to do

then i shouted let go of the leads your upsetting the dogs DEAR.

 

over the next few minutes she began to climb climb

then i noticed that the after effects of the stew had resulted in her creating a wee balloon what with the extra strong elastic on all holes ..

She drifted higher and higher till all i could see was a Huge flowery balloon with two wee pink polka dot wellies dangling and wiggling frantically aboot

Screaming she drifted towards the summit of Ben Wyvis

 

quickly i grabbed the phone and called the police and coastguard , within ten minutes police and the other emergency services were at the scene

Then in the distance the coast guard helicopter appeared and began to circle Mel who had now summited Ben wyvis and was heading to Inverness ..

 

Binoculars were all trained on the fast disappearing wee hermit when i heard the winchman from the helicopter shout

 

DROP YOUR PANTS MRS LOWE , DROP YOUR PANTS BUT SLOWLY AND GRAB THIS ROD  AND I WILL PULL YOU IN .

EH ,EH ,EH WAS ALL THE RESPONSE I HEARD .

So the moral behind the story never have Italian stew while wearing COSY pants …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 27 October 2011

. ....Tat Doon .... ( itchy feet ) A wee tale coming soon.. A wee tale aboot reaching for your dreams Love and light Mel Andy and the furkids.

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....Tat Doon ....
( itchy feet )
A wee tale coming soon..
A wee tale aboot reaching for your dreams Love and light Mel Andy and
the furkids.

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Lost cause ?

LOST CAUSE ?? I am a cake eating meat gorging fag smoking fat bald wee
git and HAPPY.. Hope that answers the question . Probably not you
sanctimonous wee shite. Next peace of abuse ??

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can you be a meat eater and still care about animals and the enviroment ??? FOR THE RECORD I AM AND DO ...

can you be a meat eater and still care about animals and the
enviroment ??? FOR THE RECORD I AM AND DO ...

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Yet another needless death ( this is the rutting season please please slow doon )

Yet another needless death ( this is the rutting season please please slow doon ) by Dafthermit living a simple life
Yet another needless death ( this is the rutting season please please slow doon ), a photo by Dafthermit living a simple life on Flickr.

Yet another needless death ( this is the rutting season please please slow doon

Some initial hints for drivers to reduce risk of deer vehicle collisions:

  • Do take note of deer warning signs, by driving with caution at or below the posted speed limit. Such signs really are positioned only where animal crossing are likely.
  • Peaks in deer related traffic collisions occur October through December, followed by May. Highest-risk periods are from sunset to midnight followed by the hours shortly before and after sunrise.
  • Be aware that further deer may well cross after the ones you have noticed.
  • After dark, do use full-beams when there is no opposing traffic. The headlight beam will illuminate the eyes of deer on or near a roadway and provide greater driver reaction time. BUT, when a deer or other animal is noted on the road, dim your headlights as animals startled by the beam may ‘freeze’ rather than leaving the road.
  • Don't overswerve to avoid hitting a deer. If a collision with the animal seems inevitable, then hit it while maintaining full control of your car. The alternative of swerving into oncoming traffic or a ditch could be even worse. An exception here may be motorcyclists, who are at particular risk when in direct collisions with animals.
  • Only break sharply and stop if there is no danger of being hit by following traffic. Try to come to a stop as far in front of the animals as possible to enable it to leave the roadside without panic.
  • Report any deer-vehicle collisions to the police (who should be able to contact the local person best placed to assist with an injured deer at the roadside)
  • Finally, remember to .. WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE






Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Road closed at Loch Droma another accident involving deer ( this is the rutting season ) highland rescue at the scene . Helicopter has just left noo. PLEASE PLEASE SLOW DOWN.

Road closed at Loch Droma another accident involving deer ( this is
the rutting season ) highland rescue at the scene . Helicopter has
just left noo. PLEASE PLEASE SLOW DOWN.

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Auchindrain - Home Page

Auchindrain - Home Page: A TRUE SURVIVOR Recognised worldwide as the last and most complete example of a Highland farm township, where a group of families worked the land in common. Agricultural improvements in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Highland Clearances and the development of crofting changed farming, families and the face of the Highlands forever, but Auchindrain carried on much as before, just slowly evolving. Here you have a unique opportunity to see life as it was.

Love and light from the wee rusty tin can here in the Scottish highlands............ Alba gu brath

Alex Salmond - SNP Autumn Conference Speech 2011



Love and light from the wee rusty tin can here in the Scottish highlands............ Alba gu brath

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Barefoot

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BAREFOOT ( A SIMPLE LIFE )
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From a warm summers morn
Dew soaked grass
To that first frozen footfall in mountain snow.
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BAREFOOT
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From the joy of mud oozing and soothing.
To the feel of sand on some far of beach.
Washed clean in the ebb and flow of a night tide.
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BAREFOOT
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By the Dafthermit
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( FREE YOUR FEET )

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. The walk to FREEDOM .. Were no asking were telling YOU for far to long you have gagged us . But can you here oor wee nation noo. Oor greatest gift to oor kids and Scotland is to take this chance to be FREE. Aye we will cock things

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The walk to FREEDOM ..
Were no asking were telling YOU for far to long you have gagged us .
But can you here oor wee nation noo. Oor greatest gift to oor kids and
Scotland is to take this chance to be FREE. Aye we will cock things up
but they will be oor mistakes . Long live SCOTLAND.

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Monday, 24 October 2011

Seize The Day- Bastard Mastercard



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OOPS I dont mind the Almighty having a wee joke at oor expence but you can take a joke to FAR..

OOPS I dont mind the Almighty having a wee joke at oor expence but you can take a joke to FAR..

I dont mind the Almighty having a wee joke at oor expence but you can take a joke to FAR.. What a couple of weeks but thankfully when the wind genny collapsed the blades and motor were ok just knackered the hub . so cool

A moment spent star gazing brings life into perspective....

A moment spent star gazing brings life into perspective....

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Sunday, 23 October 2011

New winter hat that Mel Knitted , love ya babe x

New winter hat that Mel Knitted , love ya babe x

Reflection

A life having never been reflected in a high mountain loch is never complete

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LOVE COMES CALLING

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LOVE COMES CALLING.
With the pipes in your heart.
A wide star filled sky.
Mountains drapped as bedding to the loch.
Far off calls from soaring eagles.
The wind rain snow and sun all tell the coming of LOVE

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Darkness a mountain walk

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...DARKNESS...
With the moon having a wee rest.
The odd star peeking oot beneath the dark clouds the only light on
this night in the mountains.
Looking doon my footfalls land on unseen ground.
From nowhere a feeling of touch.
The sensation of a warm breeze plays on my neck.
Turning to nothing .
A smile as once again i know i have company on my mountain walk.
Love and light

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

THE HOVEL Rain dancing on the roof. Log fire roaring. And the fiddle on the radio. And a wee cream cake. Magic

THE HOVEL
Rain dancing on the roof.
Log fire roaring.
And the fiddle on the radio.
And a wee cream cake.
Magic

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Cats and electrics what a nightmare . Mel has knitted them some wee boots to stop them tugging at the wires. More humane than what i WANT TO DO TO THEM.....

Cats and electrics what a nightmare . Mel has knitted them some wee
boots to stop them tugging at the wires. More humane than what i WANT
TO DO TO THEM.....

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Maplins are no 1 when it comes to customer service bar none . Other companies could learn from them

Maplins are no 1 when it comes to customer service bar none . Other
companies could learn from them

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The Scratchy Heed film studio

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Friday, 21 October 2011

The only chance for the human race is if we start to elect sea turtles to power. THE TROUBLE WITH PARLIAMENTS IS ITS FULL OF HUMANS

The only chance for the human race is if we start to elect sea turtles
to power. THE TROUBLE WITH PARLIAMENTS
IS ITS FULL OF HUMANS

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Silver Bridge oor wee parup for the night Cream Cakes and waterfalls

Silver Bridge oor wee parup for the night Cream Cakes and waterfalls

BlogBlast4Peace 2011



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Through their Brutallaty AND ignorance we are FREE.

Through their Brutallaty AND ignorance we are FREE.

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Fwd: [dalefarm-solidarity] Eviction starting NOW

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dale Farm Solidarity <savedalefarm@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 07:13:04 +0100
Subject: [dalefarm-solidarity] Eviction starting NOW
To: dalefarm-solidarity <dalefarm-solidarity@lists.ucrony.net>

Please forward and distribute as widely as possible.

The eviction of Dale Farm is starting NOW- if you support the families who
live in the community here the best thing you can do is to head down to Dale
Farm, Essex right now. There are bailiffs and police massing at the gates,
and residents and supporters inside are looking to each other for strength
in resisting an eviction that will brutally make them homeless. The
residents have nowhere else to go, and their own government is throwing them
off of land that they have owned for over a decade.Police are trying to
breach the perimeter of Dale Farm, and diggers are approaching, so we need
support immediately.

COME DOWN NOW

Take a train to Wickford or Basildon from Liverpool St or Fenchurch Station
in London.
The best way to get here from the station is probably by cab or bike.
Contact 07583621312 for more info, and look on the website for directions.

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Please email savedalefarm@gmail.com to be added to our press list

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

A time to dream A time to wander A time to create A time of awe A time to snuggle A time to take stock WINTER A MAGICAL TIME.

A time to dream
A time to wander
A time to create
A time of awe
A time to snuggle
A time to take stock
WINTER A MAGICAL TIME.

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24 hoors

24 Hoors:
Wind genny knackered.
2 batteries gubbed.
Hand brake cable on truck snapped.
2 splintes ( one wood one metal )
Ripped my only troosers.
Tooth snapped.
Head fell of sledgehammer ( and landed on my foot, where else ).
Sod it of for a cream cake or 2
Whats the betting they have sold oot

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Fwd: [dalefarm-solidarity] Dale Farm eviction tomorrow confirmed to press

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dale Farm Solidarity <savedalefarm@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 19:11:03 +0200
Subject: [dalefarm-solidarity] Dale Farm eviction tomorrow confirmed to press
To: dalefarm-solidarity <dalefarm-solidarity@lists.ucrony.net>, tsn
<tsn@lists.aktivix.org>, British_Roma@yahoogroups.com,
romale@zahav.net.il

Basildon Council have now confirmed to the press that they will be evicting
Dale Farm tomorrow. Amazingly, they refuse to confirm this to residents.
Residents are calling on supporters to come down, so please this on, txt it,
and use social networking to get the word out. They've canceled trains from
London Liverpool Street to Wickford, but it's just as easy to get a
Fenchurch St. train to Basildon. Call 07583621312 for a lift to Dale Farm
or it's a short cab ride.
See http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/contact/

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Just got an amazing email from YouTube that my channel DAFTHERMIT http://www.youtube.com/user/dafthermit has now been "Congratulations! Your account is now enabled for monetisation" which means we will earn a wee bit of money to stay alive through the winter love and light and many many thanks to all that take the time to watch the wee films from the Scratchy Heed Film Studio .

Just got an amazing email from YouTube that my channel DAFTHERMIT http://www.youtube.com/user/dafthermit has now been "Congratulations! Your account is now enabled for monetisation" which means we will earn a wee bit of money to stay alive through the winter love and light and many many thanks to all that take the time to watch the wee films from the Scratchy Heed Film Studio .

Fwd: [dalefarm-solidarity] Dale Farm eviction tomorrow.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dale Farm Solidarity <savedalefarm@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:34:25 +0200
Subject: [dalefarm-solidarity] Dale Farm eviction tomorrow.
To: dalefarm-solidarity <dalefarm-solidarity@lists.ucrony.net>,
British_Roma@yahoogroups.com, tsn <tsn@lists.aktivix.org>,
romale@zahav.net.il

We are expecting an eviction at #dalefarm tomorrow, and residents are asking
for support.

Please come down tonight if you can and spread the word! Briefing at DF 9pm,
and another one tomorrow 8 am.

Please pass this on, tweet it, txt it, call your friends! Arrange to come
down together.

Only significant numbers can stop the eviction from going ahead.
http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/contact for directions.

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Hermits luck

HERMITS LUCK
....
Wait there boys till the rain eases.
4 days later and bladders expanded to bursting.
Ok boys lets go for it..
Return to the truck soaked .
Just as the sun and rainbows shine the shine.
All good fun

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What a night

What a night the loudest crack of thunder hit the hovel last night and
it felt as though it was only feet away resulting in all the furkids
diving under the duvet. The lightning seems to have knackered the wind
genny and a battery is gubbed. All good fun

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

"PENNY'S WORTH" The simple joy at having learnt how to toss the shite ba...



Love and light from the wee rusty tin can here in the Scottish highlands............ Alba gu brath

Scratchy Heed Film Studio

(69) Scratchy Heed Film Studio


oor wee studio on Facebook

Love and light from the wee rusty tin can here in the Scottish highlands............ Alba gu brath

Sam the wee dog that went missing on the Ullapool road has been found

After 41/2 days Sam has been found , many thanks to all that helped Dave love and light

Penny's Worth ( the latest wee film we are working on )

A short film about the constant fight with peoples negativity . People
using us as emmotional punch bags that don't have the balls to go for
their own dreams.

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Time out

It's that time again to switch the phone and laptop off and take some
time to recharge the batteries. Take care all and catch you later .
The wee hermits

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Friday, 14 October 2011

Energy companies make the largest profit per person EVER. Since April it has gone from £15 a year to £125 ditch the grid i say and have so much FREE POWER .

Energy companies make the largest profit per person EVER. Since April
it has gone from £15 a year to £125 ditch the grid i say and have so
much FREE POWER .

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Forbes.com Video Network | CIO Network: Engineer's Tiny House On Wheels

Forbes.com Video Network | CIO Network: Engineer's Tiny House On Wheels

Love and light from the wee rusty tin can here in the Scottish highlands............ Alba gu brath

I swear to god if i see or hear anything else aboot Edinburgh trams and those bloody artist impressions of how they will look. Get in there Alex and sort it oot. Its a disgrace at a time when people are forced to choose between fuel

I swear to god if i see or hear anything else aboot Edinburgh trams
and those bloody artist impressions of how they will look. Get in
there Alex and sort it oot. Its a disgrace at a time when people are
forced to choose between fuel ( portable energy the only way to be
free from those bills ) and food while having to watch people walk of
with millions.

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Aye time to wake... Scotland rich in so many resources from oil and water to the very wind that we love to name a few and yet people go withoot . Time to shout loud and take from the greedy sods that care not a jot aboot Scotland and her people

Aye time to wake...
Scotland rich in so many resources from oil and water to the very wind
that we love to name a few and yet people go withoot . Time to shout
loud and take from the greedy sods that care not a jot aboot Scotland
and her people their only worry the size of their wallet .

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Fwd: [dalefarm-solidarity] Judicial review rejected...sadly now preparing again for an eviction

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dale Farm Solidarity <savedalefarm@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:49:25 +0100
Subject: [dalefarm-solidarity] Judicial review rejected...sadly now
preparing again for an eviction
To: dalefarm-solidarity <dalefarm-solidarity@lists.ucrony.net>

13 October 2011 - Dale Farm Solidarity - Call 07583621312 for info
about coming down

Calling out to all activists and legal observers – we need you to come
to Dale Farm to support the families facing homelessness

Please forward to groups and supporters

After weeks of wrangling in the High Court over various rulings on the
legality of the eviction operation, today the residents of Dale Farm
were refused the right to a judicial review of the eviction. This
means that Basildon Council is able to legally evict the community.
There is no longer an injunction to stop the eviction, but Basildon
Council have said in court that they will not evict until Monday at
the earliest.

The residents plan to lodge an appeal on Friday, and will find out on
that day whether their request for an appeal is granted. If the appeal
is not granted, Basildon Council could begin the eviction. If the
appeal is granted, then legal proceedings could continue for anything
from a day to several. If the appeal is heard on Monday, but rejected,
the eviction can begin at any point from then.

Of course we are hoping that the appeal will be heard and decided in
the Dale Farm community's favour- but experience shows that judges,
the legal system and planning regulations are weighed against
Travellers. This is why the Dale Farm community are asking you to come
down to Dale Farm this weekend to be ready to resist an eviction on
Monday. (If you can, come down before the weekend, as there is loads
to be done on site, and the more people are here, the safer the
residents feel.)

We know that this isn't this first call out you have read from Dale
Farm. We have had a lot of close calls, and the fact that the eviction
hasn't started yet is a testament to the power of protest. However, we
are genuinely heading towards the end of the legal process, and it is
really important that people are prepared to come down to resist the
eviction and stand with the Dale Farm community at a time when they
are at the receiving end of state violence and need our solidarity on
a personal and political level.

If you can't make it you can support in another way, we are in
desperate need of funds. Please donate-
http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/donate/!

Activists are supporting the Travellers in defending their homes and
community. There's many different ways of getting involved – we need
medics, legal observers, site defenders, cooks, etc.. More people are
needed on all fronts.
Please sign up for txt alerts
(https://smsalerts.tachanka.org/dalefarm/) in case urgent information
needs to get relayed or follow us on twitter (@letdalefarmlive) for
updates. You can send information to the legal hotline 07928669515

**Getting to the site**

Dale Farm is about 30-40 minutes from London by train, you can find
directions here. (http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/contact/)
From Wickford Station (30 minutes journey from London), it's a 15
minute cycle/45 minute walk from the station. To arrange a lift call
the site phone: 07583621312
Please see map (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26043573/DALE%20FARM%20MAP.png)
for more info on access to the site. As of Thursday 13th October,
there are no restrictions on entering Dale Farm.

**Be Prepared**

Things to bring:
-warm clothes
-food
-water bottle
-sleeping bag and roll mat
-notepads, pencils
-torches
-cameras for taking photo evidence
-clean phone
-D-locks

Things not to bring:
-offensive weapons
-Things you would not like the police to take off you

Food
A vegan kitchen is running. We will be asking for donations to cover
our costs, but it may be an early target of the Bailiffs, so please
bring extra food.

Sleeping arrangements
Sleeping space is available in caravans and residents' homes but we
encourage you to bring a tent, and you are welcome to sleep over
anytime. Please bring a sleeping bag if you can, and a roll mat is
highly recommended especially since most of the tent space is on hard
ground.

Legal info
Write on your arm before you get here:
Dale Farm Legal Hotline: 07928 669 515
Birds Solicitors: 07966 234 994
Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors: 07659 111 192

Other info
Camp Constant site phone: 07583621312
The welcome pack is available here
http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/get-involved/. The welcome packs contain
information on Dale Farm and the political context of the current
eviction, Camp Constant and what to bring, Traveller history, and
legal advice for activists.

People coming organised as affinity groups are very welcome.

Please promote our facebook group
(http://www.facebook.com/groups/124229427082/) through social
networking sites, and call up friends and groups to get a minibus down
to Dale Farm.

See you here!

Camp Constant


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Just had a visit from a guy his dog has gone missing near Loch Droma anyone see him please phone : . 07777 692705 or 01463 871162 The wee one is called Sam and he is an english spinger spaniel. Please pass on.

Just had a visit from a guy his dog has gone missing near Loch Droma
anyone see him please phone :
.
07777 692705 or
01463 871162
The wee one is called Sam and he is an english spinger spaniel. Please pass on.

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Don't be suprised when you shake hands with the DEVIL you end up with a singed ARSE. Love and light

Don't be suprised when you shake hands with the DEVIL you end up with
a singed ARSE. Love and light

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When a person keeps taking you bye the hand and leading you on a roller coaster of hurtful emmotions it is OK and right to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ... Love and light

When a person keeps taking you bye the hand and leading you on a
roller coaster of hurtful emmotions it is OK and right to say ENOUGH
IS ENOUGH ... Love and light

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Sold the carvan base . Guy turning it into a boat trailer . Magic recycling at its best . Off filming doon at Corrieshalloch

Sold the carvan base . Guy turning it into a boat trailer . Magic
recycling at its best .
Off filming doon at Corrieshalloch

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What an amazing sunrise today in the Scottish highlands sun and clouds emerged hand in hand and danced a dance of eternity. If you have never been to the highlands i urge you to make the journey. I promise you won't be sorry . Love and light from the

What an amazing sunrise today in the Scottish highlands sun and clouds
emerged hand in hand and danced a dance of eternity. If you have never
been to the highlands i urge you to make the journey. I promise you
won't be sorry . Love and light from the hovel x

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Goal Zero - Portable solar technology has arrived in the UK

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From: LiveForTheOutdoors <LFTO@mail.livefortheoutdoors.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 06:27:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Goal Zero - Portable solar technology has arrived
To: dafthermit@gmail.com

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The best-selling brand of portable solar power in the  United States
is available now for the first time in the UK.

GOAL ZERO products power a variety of USB and DC devices anywhere,
anytime. With GOAL ZERO, renewable energy is made easily available for
everything from smartphones, laptops, MP3 players and cameras, to
lights, water pumps and GPS devices.

With the highest quality solar panels and most efficient power packs,
GOAL ZERO products are equipped with all the relevant accessories
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GOAL ZERO solar energy systems feature solar panels, power packs and
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Providing a perfect blend of portability and power, these easy-to-use
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From one scrapped caravan.. Wood for the burner.. Insulation for the hovel... Metals as a wee nest egg.. Switches etc. And a flatbed trailer..

From one scrapped caravan..
Wood for the burner..
Insulation for the hovel...
Metals as a wee nest egg.. Switches etc.
And a flatbed trailer..

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

dalefarm-solidarity] DALE FARM BULLETIN 11th October, 2011

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dale Farm Solidarity <savedalefarm@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:15:18 +0100
Subject: [dalefarm-solidarity] DALE FARM BULLETIN 11th October, 2011
To: dalefarm-solidarity <dalefarm-solidarity@lists.ucrony.net>, Dale
Farm <savedalefarm@gmail.com>

*----DALE FARM BULLETIN 11th October, 2011----*

*Court Wednesday 12th October*

Judge Ouseley will give his judgement on the hearing of three Judicial
Reviews which challenge the legality of the planned eviction at Dale Farm.

Come to the High Court for 2pm. The hearing is in court 76

*After the judgement on Wednesday at 2pm*

Have your bags ready to come to Dale Farm – but wait for news before setting
out, there may be continued legal processes.

*Local outreach*

Join the photo campaign and spend time explaining the issues to others. We
have produced a myth busting information sheet to address common
misperceptions about the situation at Dale Farm, and the experiences of
Travellers. Check out the website for more information
here<http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/dale-farm-solidarity-photo-campaign-time-to-get-involved/>and
also facebook
here <http://www.facebook.com/groups/124229427082/>.

Organise a local information sharing event and get some people from your
community along to Dale Farm to find out more for themselves. There are some
useful films on Traveller culture and history and Traveller evictions
available on the website <http://dalefarm.wordpress.com/video/> – and there
are some short films made in the last few weeks at Dale Farm on youtube
(e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK7MjF9_7S0 or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SztljicQ_yA ). We may also be able to get
hold of other material from independent film makers who have spent time at
Dale Farm, email: savedalefarm@gmail.com

Also write to newspaper editors and respond to erroneous comment postings,
explaining the things that people are deluded about, and pointing out any
editorial errors and generally voicing alternative myth-busting
prejudice-exposing perspectives. Likewise use the #dalefarm on twitter to
explain these issues to the trolls and more importantly to others who might
be misinformed and misguided by them.

*Freedom of Information Requests*

The Council, Tony Ball, MP John Baron and their supporters in central
government, in particular Eric Pickles, Theresa May, and David Cameron have
a lot of questions to answer.

A campaign is now in progress to expose multiple misconducts and corruption
related to planning regulation and directly relevant to the planned eviction
at Dale Farm.

We need your help to write complaints and freedom of information requests to
help expose the chain of misconduct and corruption. Please contact
savedalefarm@gmail.com for more information.

Here's some of the avenues being pursued:

- Basildon Council was informed that the notices they intended to
serve on the residents at Dale Farm were not legal and would, if acted upon,
result in illegal over enforcement. Council officers received this
information on multiple occasions and failed to act on it, now leaving the
council liable to court costs, following the injunction brought to court by
on 19th Sept, following which the council conceded that their notices were
unacceptable and that the Dale Farm site could not be legally cleared. Eric
Pickles agreed to give £1.2Million to Basildon Council to pursue an eviction
at Dale Farm despite being informed of the irregularities and errors in the
notices.

- Council staff knew that Basildon Council was involved in laying
down hardcore at Dale Farm for many years, despite its greenbelt status.
This allowed Basildon Council to dump unwanted rubble from road works for
free and again benefitted the council in that laying hardcore at Dale Farm
enabled the storage of council towed vehicles, a service which they
contracted out to Ray Bocking, the owner of Dale Farm. The Council was
complicit in this illegal use of the land but only served enforcement
notices against Ray Bocking after 14 years of paying him to collect and
store their vehicles, after the council had found a new contractor to look
after their vehicles. The Council has continually misrepresented the status
of Dale Farm in court hearings and tried repeatedly to undermine evidence of
the prior use of the land and their complicity in this process.

- MP John Baron converted his second home into office use (Bramble
Tye, Noak Bridge, Basildon, SS15 5GR) without planning permission and the
house itself may have been built on former greenbelt. Following the MP's
expenses scandal, John Baron made a £60,000 donation as a result of his
abuse of the Parliamentary expenses system, related to his misrepresentation
of the use of his second home in Basildon. The council's failure to enforce
planning regulations at Bramble Tye are in stark contrast to their
ill-conceived, costly, and destructive efforts to enforce planning
regulations at Dale Farm.

In each of these areas FOI requests are being made, and many have been made
already as a result of which we have a great deal of relevant documentation.
More is required to fully expose the hypocrisy and cronyism and more
pressure needs to be put on Basildon Council to address their
responsibilities and failures in each of these and other areas. We're
reliant on volunteer researchers, whistleblowers and people with inside
knowledge to expose these details and end this mismanagement and corruption
and its incredibly destructive and costly outcomes. So see what you can find
out, get investigating and tell us what you know.

Please forward any Freedom of Information requests that you make, and any
responses/evidence you receive to savedalefarm@gmail.com – keep an eye on
the website for updates on the various investigations…

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Just found oot you tube are now paying me to place ads along side one of my wee films . Mad what you can do from a wee hovel in the mountains

Just found oot you tube are now paying me to place ads along side one
of my wee films . Mad what you can do from a wee hovel in the
mountains

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Nerves kicking in ahead of tonights game against Spain should be nae bother after all they are only world and european champions . COME ON SCOTLAND

Nerves kicking in ahead of tonights game against Spain should be nae
bother after all they are only world and european champions . COME ON
SCOTLAND

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sally hope

sally hope

oor friend a wonderful wonderful talent

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Sustainable Scotland - Weekly Newsletter

Issue Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Here are the latest items from the Sustainable Scotland website,
moderated by Forward Scotland. You can access the full article by
clicking the Read
More links below.

<b>THE COST OF STAG PARTY HAVOC</b>
Not since 1314 when the army of Edward I was sent home tae think again
has Scotland faced such a menacing invasion force. A wall is under
construction, with regular observation posts, to detect the first of
this rapacious host and deal with them appropriately (by imposing
death upon
them). I was told by a source close to the First Minister that they
have to be stopped at all cost from crossing the border “singing
their
sectarian songs, carrying their crude but deadly serrated flint
blades, loaded up with cheap English booze†.
* Read more... (
http://www.sustainablescotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9260&Itemid=122
)


<b>OULU, LULU, WOT A WHOOPER</b>
What is the connection between A) Impaled Nazarene, a black metal band
that incorporates grindcore in their sound and punk rock in their
aesthetics;
B) the World Air Guitar Championships; and C) a concerto for orchestra
and birds (including shore larks and whooper swans)? It’s the kind
of
question you might expect on Radio 4’s Round Britain Quiz but, being
Sustainable Scotland this riddle is intended to intrigue you into an
article
that slots easily into our sustainability remit. And the answer is …
* Read more... (
http://www.sustainablescotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9259&Itemid=102
)


<b>DON’T COMMIT ECOCIDE …</b>
... the Larbert Laundry will Dye for you! The change, from
“Suicide†, in the original advertisement is quite appropriate.
This article is
about international megabusinesses on trial for dyeing a swathe of the
Gulf of Mexico with a nasty, smelly, sticky, viscous black substance
â€"
crude oil. The crime they are accused of is Ecocide. Are they guilty
or not guilty, as pure as the unsullied snow or as impure as its
begrimed, slushy
aftermath?
* Read more... (
http://www.sustainablescotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9258&Itemid=114
)


<b>DEATH, GORE AND A DOTTY POEM</b>
All days are something days. The one I am writing this on is National
Poetry Day. Which is why I have been inspired to ask the question:
“Is
there any poetry (apart from children’s poems) concerned with
sustainability issues?" Of course there’s plenty of nature poetry -
oodles and
squillions of it â€" about all aspects of landscape, about the flora
and the fauna, about man’s relationship with nature. But what about
the
poetry of recycling, carbon emissions, renewable energy, public
transport, environmental grants, ecological footprints? How short is
this article
going to be!
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<b>CHANGES</b>
..Climate changes. A bit of a stretch from Kelly and Ozzy who seem to
love each other very much. What about how much do you love this wee
planet we
inhabit? The Scottish Government has just announced another extension
of the climate challenge fund at a steady £10million per annum
available in
grants for the next 3-4 years. There is even something specific in
there for you youngsters out there. It is open for business...
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http://www.sustainablescotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9256&Itemid=13
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<b>THE SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY</b>
Well not really but Social Return on Investment, you know you've heard
a lot about it, maybe a way that you can provide a recognisable value
for the
work you do. Still you many...like me...still be puzzling over what it
is and more importantly trying to fathom out how to do it. The Social
Return on
Investment Network is running a series of 2 day training events across
the UK. It could be for you..if you have a fair few bob to spare.
* Read more... (
http://www.sustainablescotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9255&Itemid=118
)


<b>UNCHARITABLE BAGGERS</b>
A torrent of junkmail tumbles regularly through the average letterbox
â€" charity draws, hearing aids, insurance, credit cards, supermarket
offers,
half-price sofas. And then there’s the plastic bags â€" sometimes
two or three in a week â€" inviting you to place clothes and other
items
in them to be collected for charity. And, judging by the bags I see
placed out for collection, quite a few people respond. Some of these
collections
are legitimate. Some are dodgy. And some are outright bogus conning scams.
* Read more... (
http://www.sustainablescotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9254&Itemid=130
)


<b>MY WHITE BICYCLE</b>
You might have a great idea right know or you might be inspired to
think of one given the opportunity to get up to £10,000 to make it
happen before
the end of 2011. Applications for Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly
& Sustainable Communities Fund are now being welcomed. Grants of up
to
£10,000 are available to community-led projects aiming to increase
the number of trips made by bicycle.
* Read more... (
http://www.sustainablescotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9253&Itemid=13
)


Please remember that Sustainable Scotland is open for you to publish
content on any aspect of sustainable development in Scotland, and
which you think
would be useful for others to see. This facility is open to registered
users. If you have not already registered, you can find a link on the
home
page, beneath the log in box.

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Monday, 10 October 2011

www.freecolinnorris.co.uk/words-from-his-mother.php

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Colin has spent 3 years in jail for a series of murders he did not commit. In 2008 he was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years for poisoning elderly patients with insulin whilst working as a nurse in Leeds. The BBC TV documentary about Colin’s case was transmitted on BBC 1 the first week in October 2011. The programme revealed new expert evidence which we hope will get the case back to the Court of Appeal in England. The programme was called “Hospital Serial Killer: A Jury in the Dark.”
 
It is a complicated case so I won’t go into too much detail here but lawyers and experts told the programme “the entire case was built on a foundation which is unsound” and described the new evidence as “extremely powerful indeed.”  Before this, Colin had never been in trouble with the police.  He is a decent, hard working, caring individual and I am proud of him as my son.   Friends and nursing colleagues showed him overwhelming support throughout the trial despite the horrendous nature of the allegations but unless his conviction is quashed his first chance of parole will be in the year 2038 when he’ll be 62.
 
We are trying to find a public figure who is prepared to learn more about Colin’s case. A not-for-profit organisation Inside Justice which investigates alleged miscarriages of justice has worked extensively on the case. They are able to provide short summaries and information about the case if someone has the time and inclination to learn more. The BBC reporter who has been investigating the case would be happy to talk about what he knows of the case having spent the past few months investigating it.
 
It is so hard to put right a wrongful conviction and we need help in keeping a public spotlight on Colin’s case. All support is greatly appreciated.



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The nightmare of being locked up for something you never did. The days roll into weeks that become years. The jangle of keys the doors slamming only serve as a daily reminder that hope is drifting away . The daily struggle to keep your humanity

The nightmare of being locked up for something you never did. The days
roll into weeks that become years. The jangle of keys the doors
slamming only serve as a daily reminder that hope is drifting away .
The daily struggle to keep your humanity while all around get on with
life
A glimpse of the sky through barred windows becomes to painfull and
must be ignored. The shadows the only place you can get peace.
Sleep no longer a thing to look forward too. The wakening far to
painfull... THE NIGHTMARE OF THE INNOCENT

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Sunday, 9 October 2011

FREE COLIN NORRIS http://www.freecolinnorris.co.uk/

 FREE COLIN NORRIS
After watching a programme on BBC  SCOTLAND and ssseing yet another person who has been jailed after trial by Media and the police pandering to it . I felt i had to do something to try and help Colin , below is his story and the links to various sites  ...
The info has been taken from the offical site  click here to view it

Colin was convicted on 4th March 2008 of 4 charges of murder and one of attempted murder by the injection of large doses of insulin, leading to death by hypoglycaemia. The crimes were alleged to have taken place in hospitals in Leeds, over a 6 month period. We believe that Colin is innocent of these crimes and is a victim of a gross miscarriage of justice under a flawed legal system.
Colin is now serving life in HMP Frankland high security prison. Colin himself has always claimed his innocence and continues to do so, and he also believes that it is possible that no crime was actually committed but that these women may well have died of natural causes as was the accepted medical prognosis at the time of their deaths and was the recorded reason on their death certificates. 

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Investigations started in a Leeds hospital, where Colin worked, when an 86 year old patient was found to be in a hypoglycaemic coma. After treatment her blood levels returned to normal but she remained in a coma for three weeks. On the death of the patient, blood samples were taken and sent away for analysis and the results showed very high levels of insulin which prompted a full forensic post mortem. This report concluded that all natural causes could be ruled out.
As Colin had been on duty, with two other nurses, at the time of the death an investigation was conducted to ascertain if any other patients had died in similar circumstances and Colin was highlighted as a common denominator, having also nursed other women who had died of recorded ‘natural causes’. As a result of the investigation Colin was charged in October 2005 with the murder of the first patient as well as the murder of three others and the attempted murder of another. All of the patients had suffered sudden, severe and unexplained hypoglycaemia.
At first glance, it would appear that there may have been suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths of these patients, there was no proof offered that murder had taken place. Even though the prosecutions’ evidence presented contained many inconsistencies and failed to produce any conclusive evidence to prove Colin’s guilt in any crime, the circumstantial evidence presented by the prosecution was accepted as evidence of guilt.
Some of the obvious flaws are highlighted on this page.
  • In the case of patient A, although a full post mortem was conducted there were no signs of puncture wounds on her body to suggest an injection had been administered. Conflicting opinions were given in court as to whether an “injection site” would still have been visible after three weeks at the post mortem.  Given that the puncture marks were still visible on the fingers from the taking of the blood sugar levels it would suggest that any puncture marks resulting from an improper administration of insulin or any other substance would not have healed on the patient and have been visible at the time of the post mortem.
  • In the case of the patient B, who went into a coma on 25th June 2002 and died on the 27th no post mortem was conducted as her death was diagnosed as natural causes and her body was cremated. Defence evidence stated the patient had recovered consciousness from the coma and may have died from a deterioration of her pre-existing heart condition or a stroke. It is an accepted medical fact that the body naturally produces insulin if someone suffers a stroke.
  • Patient C, who died on 22nd July 2002 was also diagnosed, at the time of death, as dying of natural causes. She was buried but her body was exhumed 14 months later for a post mortem. It was stated, in court, that the post mortem was “compromised”. Defence experts suggested that she might have died from hypoglycaemia caused by tumours producing Insulin-growth factor or by metastatic breast cancer. There is much discussion on the ability of a post mortem to differentiate between natural and synthetic insulin found in the body after 14 months.
  • Patient D, who was found in a coma on 19th October 2002 was also diagnosed to have died of natural causes and her body was cremated. No post mortem was ever conducted or blood sample properly analysed. Defence lawyers argued that she may have died of a stroke.
  • In the case of Patient E, who went into a coma on 17th May 2002 but survived. She lived for a further 8 months and died of “unrelated” natural causes. Again, she was cremated and no post mortem was conducted.
The above is only a brief introduction to some of the facts that question the decision of the court in this case. Months of conflicting and confusing medical evidence were put before the courts and many factors seem to have been ignored. All the evidence presented by the prosecution was circumstantial in relation to Colin’s guilt. We, obviously, believe fully in Colin’s innocence. It is not just the inconsistencies and misjudgements in this case that allow us to come to this decision but our knowledge of him as a person. We have created this page to obtain support for Colin.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b014b53r/BBC_Scotland_Investigates_2011_Hospital_Serial_Killer_A_Jury_in_the_Dark/ The above link is a documentary made by the BBC.  The journalist who investigated this case also believes Colin to be innocent and this to be a huge miscarriage of justice.  Please watch this documentary as I can guarantee you will find this interesting. October 2011
http://www.insidetime.org/articleview.asp?a=1047&c=hospital_serial_killer_a_jury_in_the_dark#NewComment This is an article from Insidetime, a prisoner newspaper where Mark Daly, journalist gives his view on the conviction October 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8806144/Angel-of-Death-murderer-Colin-Norris-could-be-cleared-after-new-research.html http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/2011/10/04/angel-of-death-or-rough-justice-victim-lawyers-claim-powerful-new-evidence-should-free-scots-nurse-jailed-for-murdering-four-patients-86908-23465711/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15127072 Newspaper articles from October 2011.  Maybe the papers are eating their previous words now.
http://www.insidetime.org/articleview.asp?a=1000&c=bbc_tv_investigates This is an article from Insidetime by Mark Daly.  Interesting reading.
August 2011
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