Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Little Variety

A quick glance at some of the posts while I've been away, shows me that some of the nasty people have been working overtime. At this rate, I'm tempted to restrict the site to registered users only to limit the malice that drips from some of our visitors, 99.99% who have never met me.

Some people appear to have a problem with the varied nature of my work. Because it's unusual and I'm lucky enough to go places that most people can't, I try and share the experiences and the photographs. Today, as an example, from 08:00 to 10:00 I was two hours flying a twin-engined aircraft with a banner for the MOD over central London to celebrate 'Veterans Day." And "Yes", we had clearance from both NATS and the Metropolitan Police for the flights.

In the afternoon, I was over at Imperial College in Kensington giving a speech at the "Computational Finance Conference." After this, I flew myself back to Kent from Denham airfield and I'm worn out.



Please, if you have problems with what I am, do or even write, go somewhere else. I'm trying to create an environment on this weblog where local people can discuss issues, both important and trivial, in a civilised and polite manner and the constant personal sniping is becoming tedious. If you want to criticise me directly, then send me an email but please have the courage not to hide behind the anonymity that was designed for a totally different purpose. Thank you.

PS.Two photos and a video clip from today, showingWestminster from above. I'll post the remainder of London panaorama shots for anyone who might be interested, later, if I don't fall asleep first!

13 comments:

B of Birchington said...

I love this site and it is the first I visit when I click online.
I agree there are some who enjoy being difficult. I for one just ignore them. But if you want to make us registrated go for it.
Just don't give up. You are doing a great job. I feel I let my spleen show with the inane council decisions that are so bad.
Keep up the good work please.

Anonymous said...

anon again!
Dr Moores, don't let the cretins get your neck hairs up... they aren't worth it.
I thought it was only the newsgroups where writers were rude, I'm obviously wrong.
You can't criticise critic's because they don't allow criticism on themselves. It is also wrong to show you are upset by this, as they will play on it, with glee...
a warning of what is possibly to come...
Watch this site!

James Maskell said...

I know we say it pretty frequently but those photos are really good. I particularly liked the one of Parliament.

Old Codger said...

Dr Moores, keep Thanet's premier site exactly as it is. The snide personal comments you are getting are probably related to the success of this site in being an influential one and successful. Its not easy to 'manage' within a busy schedule that summer brings and I for one have nothing but appreciation for your efforts; keep chin up!

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Anonymous said...

You choose to put your site on an open internet,then proceed to publish what some people justifably consider to be racist ,homophobic and other derogatory comments in the name of free speech all the while constantly boasting and self promoting "Dr.Moores"

If you do not like the responces you get the quicker you take down the site or restrict it to your happy band of sycophants the better

James Maskell said...

LOL. 9:35am...are you complaining because hes using his name? So when you talk about free speech you actually mean free speech for everyone, apart from those who you disagree with? Free speech is free speech and you should take the consequences come what may. As Voltaire said, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." You may not like what is posted here, but it doesnt mean they should be refused the right to do so.

Anonymous said...

As usual James you miss the point (a trait of most politicians)however your remarks hit the nail right on the head if directed at the publisher of this blog site, he appears not to agree with your quote
" Free speech is free speech and you should take the consequences come what may".

James Maskell said...

Its easy to say someones missing the point, but then you have to explain how they are missing the point...

Simon wasnt saying that you arent allowed to give your views. Hes saying that if you are posting to cause trouble and just be generally spiteful, you should go somewhere else. If he truly didnt like free speech, he'd be censoring all over the place, deleting messages and banning IP addresses, which happens rarely and for justified reasons.

DrMoores said...

What a throughly unpleasant character 9:35 is, a person to be pitied by all who come across his twisted outbursts because he obviously has little or nothing better to do with his existence than hang on every word on this weblog. We should be pleased that it's important enough to fuel his obsession.

Anonymous said...

well said dr moores!myself and lots of friends love this site and your photos are great,some people just totally miss the point...

Anonymous said...

anon again!

9:35 must be one of those cretins who get knotted reading about gay abuse & racial abuse. I take anything reported now, with a pinch of salt.
It is not PC to be Racist, Homo-Phobic, or derogatory, BUT you have to draw attention to serious matters.
If you don't like what you see.... don't bother clicking on this site.

If you want something serious to think about.... I was in Canterbury yesterday at the funeral service of the poor young girl who was killed in Iraq last month..... the sadness and sorrow cut into the air... the frustrations of Parents and close relatives trying to come to terms of life without her.
Some comments were about the Soldiers there in Iraq, who are now too scared to shoot at the 'enemy' in case they are later charged with murder!
When you have thought about that, please put your smug answer here!

Anonymous said...

It is truelly sad for all the young girls who are killed there on a weekly basis...that there lives can be cut short in such a violent and brutal way.

Its not somewhere you would want to go unless you were prepared to except the dangers, that is unless you were born there.

I am sure her parents are suffering unspeakable greif... it is a shame they could not have talked her out of going.

No parent wants there child to die before them especially in such violent circumstances...but alas it is an every day event.

Will there ever be piece on earth?

Seems like we have got more chance of being struck by lightning.