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About batrabill

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    Trying to change the system from within - always tricky in what is still a JM worshiping website.

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  1. batrabill

    The Sandford Myth

    JO I thought it was all going rather well. But I agree it’s tak n a turn for the worse.
  2. batrabill

    The Sandford Myth

    I don’t remember taking credit. Does anyone have any idea what this means? It appears to be gibberish. Perhaps you can explain?
  3. batrabill

    The Sandford Myth

    I’m not sure, Vaughan, I need to prove a ‘motive’. My post was created in response to a moderators comment that reasoned argument was welcomed here. One of the things that is really obvious to the few who argue against the orthodoxy is that, I am “pointlessly arguing” and “being deliberately provocative” and “creating conflict “ and “derailing sensible debate”. You, whoever you are, are “offering constructive criticism” “just stating the facts” and “educating the naive”. I’m pleased that JM has discovered that life isn’t too short to respond. What a difference a day makes.
  4. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    Dunno. Haven’t left. Haven’t started a forum. Don’t think forums should have a party line at all. All the best.
  5. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    JohnK asked me to thank those who have said kind things.
  6. batrabill

    The Sandford Myth

    BA? No, not in any way. Or anyone associated with them, whatever falsehoods and innuendo are being spread by some. Let’s start with you end line. “Can’t be described as a positive force” I think I would say that it’s effect is in many senses “neutral”. They do some things right and some things wrong. Bit like every other organisation on the planet ??? I think many of your negatives you list are right, although you have presented them in fairly negative terms. It is pointless debating each one but, as an example, individuals with deep pockets took the BA to court, over the branding,something that few would have predicted. There are actually 2 quite distinct issues here: firstly the NP /Sanford stuff. I think what we hear repeatedly is simple b*******s. It’s not really an issue at all - it’s the boogeyman and if you take that away you can then focus on the second issue, the conduct of the authority - case by case. What you must accept is that the current climate means anything the Authority does is viewed through the negative prism of the whole “full NP means restricting the rights of boaters” I looked back to the reaction of the NBN to the acquisition of the Acle moorings. I think BA paid a bit over £100k for them. Seems like a bargain and something most people wanted. Have a look what people said “it’s not really new mooring” “not as good as the pontoons were meant to get at Thurne mouth” Some did welcome it but does this sound like a balanced debate to you?
  7. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    That’s a fitting end. Shall we just leave it there ??
  8. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    I miss John already. He and I saw many things the same and were both at odds with the “party line.” Seen lots of people leave recently. All for the same core reason. A couple of tears are shed but then everything goes back to the way the dominant voices here like it. That is, the party line isn’t challenged.
  9. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    Is that a joke?
  10. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    So my crime is that some didn’t get it? i humbly apologise.
  11. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    JohnK knew it was a joke from the get-go. I knew he was leaving and I know why.
  12. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    Storm in a teacup ☕️
  13. batrabill

    Bye Bye

    I bloody am! But not so much of the old. I'm 37.
  14. batrabill

    The Sandford Myth

    Fair dos Fred. It's a good point. I think the majority are pretty reasonable on most subjects. All the best
  15. batrabill

    The Sandford Myth

    Just to be clear, not engaging is fine. To claim my views count for nothing because I've only lived here for 4 years, is insulting in many, many, ways. Not least to all the other people here who don't live here, but visit and feel they have a right to contribute.
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