16 November 2006

The pervayer of bad luck

Well what an interesting time. To celebrate my returning to the UK with all my body parts intaked a friend of mine arranged a piss up in Manchester. Said piss up lasted two days.

Day 1, started out ok until we left a pub in Central Mancester, the three off duty officers and I ended up witnessing a fight and were stuck in a police station doing our own statements. Oh what joy.

Day 2, was somewhat more relaxed, however it soon turned into a a Jerry Springer show with a pissed up bint who thought the world owed her. All in all was quite an enjoyable experience

24 October 2006

The Empire Strikes Back

As many of my readers will remember there was a "difference of opinion" between me and the Host of ps.com

A result of which was the demise of Dogs of Blackpool, whilst I was on that forum, I was a qualified Defensive Tactics Instructor, as well as a Psychiatric Nurse, I used this experience an posted scenarios and offered my personal views. As a result of which several members nominated me to become a PS.com expert, however due to the fact that I was not a crony I got an email saying I had not demonstrated any expertise.

Despite this I sent them a couple of reference files I wrote in the hope of them benefiting other members. These were then placed in the reference section, the only problem with this, is that to access them you had to pay the fee, which wasn’t my aim, when I also posted the same file in the public part of the forum the post was removed.

Anyway back to present, as I am no longer on there, another member recently made me aware that despite my being banned they still had my work on the there and were still charging a fee for people to have access to it. I emailed the host explaining that as the works were copyrighted they no longer had my permission to host them.

The response I got demonstrated the level of maturity on the forum in that there is a toddler mentality of its my ball and you cant play. The response was:

Deleted with pleasure. They weren't up to our standards anyway

Now if they were not up to their standards, why were the files placed on there, by him around a year ago and keep them on there and charging people between £10-£50 to read them depending on the type of membership.

22 October 2006

When will the stupidity stop

I saw in the News a few days ago that one force has actualy sent a memo out advising officers to be sensitive during ramadan as a ""request for sensitivity".

One has to question what planet theses people are, are they going to show the same sensitivity for Jews, Christians, Hindi or Sikh, I bet they wont. This is nothing but Political Correctness, as was said when the officer in the DPG didnt want to police the Isreali Embassy, all the critics said officers can not pick and choose as they have to police and enforce the law equaly, so why does this force think the oath doesnt apply to them.

I can not see how any competant or dedicated officer can agree with this email, when you have people making comments such as:

May I remind you that we have a duty to ensure that arrests are necessary, proportionate and justifiable. If for reasons of religous tolerence and respect for diversity an arrest can be delayed for a short while, I can see no reason not to do so.

In all my years of service we never shirked away from our duty. This is yet another act of appeasment. The policy y this force is further ridiculed by sections of the Muslim Community.

But Mohammed Shafiq, from the Ramadhan Foundation, said: "It's stupid, lunacy, that police could even consider not arresting Muslims during Ramadan."
He went on to say:
"Greater Manchester Police have a history of policing the Muslim community with great sensitivity and understanding. That this idea was even thought of is shocking.

"I don't know where they get these ideas from and I'm glad an officer was clearly angry enough to leak the memo.

"Police shouldn't hesitate to arrest any Muslims they had planned to during Ramadan. We must all be equal under the law.

"If people think Muslims are immune from the law, it will only stir up tensions within the community."

At times I realy dispare about the UK.

08 October 2006

Sorry for the delay

Well its been a while since I updated my blog, so what’s been happening, we’ll I have finally returned to the UK from the Middle East.

I still hear from friends still out in Iraq. As we all expected when the civilian company left my last camp, all those who lived in the real world all said it would be a major fuck up and it has been. They were given a Multi Million Dollar Water treatment plant and managed to break it within 2 weeks, they ran out of clean water because they bust the plant and also ran out of fuel because the thieving sods stole it to sell on the black market. Rather than making sure that the new contractor was doing their job and enforcing standards, what did the base commander (Iraqi) do, took kick backs to give the contractor good reports.

There are a couple of things I want to talk about, now I know that the level of public support in the US for their Armed Forces is extremely high, sadly that is not the case in the UK, after putting their lives on the line for a screwed up operation that was poorly thought out by the top brass and politicians, the troops return to the UK to get screwed over. We have a law which prohibits employers from sacking TA (Reserve) members when called up, but the MoD don’t seem to give a damn that employers are flouting this. Whilst Blair is happy to have his wife spend £1000’s of tax payers money on a hair do, what does he do for the troops, overseas poorly planned operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, closes many of the Military Medical Units, sending military casualties to the NHS which is another organisation he and his government have crapped over. One poor PARA who was injured for President Blair was abused whilst he lay in his hospital bed unable to protect himself by some Muslim scum who accused him of murdering their brothers and sisters, what are the chances they wont end up in court. There was another incident which brought shame on the state of the UK, three officer are hounded out of a house they wanted to rent by yet more scum who broke windows and left graffiti, again what’s the betting its not given a high priority by the police.

I recently wrote to my MP who I am ashamed to say Is Labour and who I foolishly voted for once, asking her several questions and her points of view, as a voter I am obviously not worth replying to.

Yet another example of Blair’s treacherous treatment of the Arms Forces is the disgusting level of support given to the Military generally. In the UK we have by law a Minimum wage I think it is around £5.35 per hour, however in their wisdom the Government decided this should not apply to the Military who not only are putting their lives at risk with poor equipment, lack of equipment and poor leadership get paid around £2.50-£3.00 per hour and worse still are forced to pay tax and National Insurance whilst on combat operations. A 16 year old shelf stacker in Tesco is paid more.

Now for years people in the UK have been made out to feel as if they are bigoted/racist if they dared to question of discuss Islam, there have been countless cases in the media were the mainstream population have been marginalised in favour of the views and feelings of the Muslim Community. Despite an abundance evidence and the view of prominent public speakers the Government still fail to accept that Multi Culturalism has failed, how is it that every other group has managed to become part of the UK except the Muslim community, in my town there is a large Indian and Pakistani community, large polish community, all of these groups have managed to integrate whilst maintaining their cultural identity, why is it that they can do it without turning to criminals.

Now Jack Straw has got into the press by saying that when in his surgeries he asked women to remove their veils when talking to them, why the hell not, it doesn’t say anywhere in the Koran that a woman must wear a veil, in western culture it is normal to view a person eyes and facial expressions when talking to people, why must we bend over backwards to placate a group who want nothing to do with the culture or beliefs of the country in which they are in. What happens in banks, you are not allowed to go in there wearing a bike helmet so how come a certain section of the community are allowed, wonder how long it is going to be before someone dresses up in a veil and robs a bank.

Now for those readers outside of the UK, you may not have heard about a Muslim Officer who was part of the Diplomatic Protection Group, who are obviously responsible for guarding Embassies and politicians, now whilst I do not in anyway support the Actions of Israel in Lebanon, this officer who took the same oath as every other officer, decided that for welfare reasons he didn’t want to guard the Israeli Embassy until they had pulled out of Lebanon, showing the lack of back bone as would be expected his bosses agreed, they now cite the decision was made after a risk assessment. If he can not or will not perform the duties he took an oath to do then he should simple hand his warrant card back in and get a new job. During my time in the police I had to do several things which I didn’t feel comfortable doing, but I honoured the oath I took. It now seems that the very same officer has close links with a man of hate, Omar Mohammed, who fled the UK and is spouting his bile from Lebanon who thought the July bombers in London were heroes, not only that by this same man officiated at the officers wedding, so with such close links to this man, how did he ever managed to get the clearance to become a police officer, let along become a member of one of the most sensitive departments in the Police Service.

Some of you may know that HRH Prince William and Harry have joined the British Army, in fact they have joined a front line unit, despite everything Harry made a public statement that he wanted to stay with his unit, no matter were they were deployed as he felt he owed it to his men and threatened to resign if he wasn’t, it now seems that despite this some pen pusher sitting nice and safe back in Whitehall has decided that neither Will or Harry will be sent to Afghanistan were their units are supposed to go, it wouldn’t surprise me if this was a political decision, after all Princess Anne has just visited Helmed Province with her Husband, Wills and Harry are demanding to be posted to the front line at the same time as their units, what an embarrassment for the politicians who site safely back in London screwing over the people who’s lives they are risking. It is a well known fact that the Royal Family have far more credibility with the forces that the Politicians.

Oh by the way the email address to contact me is tacticalthinking2006@yahoo.co.uk

09 August 2006

The sad side of human behaviour

Firstly to the gimp who posted the anti Semitic comment, crawl back under you stone!!!!!!

Now to the rest of my loyal readers, there are a number of things I would like to mention.

there have been a number of incidents in the UK involving the police, two of the incidents involve one force in particular.

the first incident is of a PCSO having a go at kids after some moany old git complained after the kids drew hop scotch squares on the ground to play, can I firstly say to the type of person who would complain GET A SODDING LIFE and the PCSO GROW A BACK BONE.

The second incident involved the same force, however this time involved police officers who arrested, detained, fingerprinted and DNA'd some kids after building a tree house, the Area Commander had said that they were destroying the tree.

Both these incidents remind me of one of the most annoying parts of being a police officer in the UK, the constant whingers you have to put up with.

We are at risk of demonising youths, many shops have banned customers from entering if they are wearing hoods, thankfully the Arch Bishop of York actually has a brain and had the guts to challenge the demonising of youths by deliberately wearing a hoody to a meeting.

I have lost count of the times I got called to "Youths causing a disturbance/Riot" I used to get so pissed off when people would exaggerate just to get a police response. Many cases the youths were doing sod all wrong. the Government are pandering to the wingers by blaming youths for anti Social Behaviour and endorsing the ban on hoodies.

The third incident with the police was the esteemed AC of the Met Mr Tarique Ghaffur, he believes law enforcement organisations are acting in a biased way against Muslims. The current PC way of thinking is that Muslims "Collective" can do no wrong and that to challenge this view is racist. I remember when Lord Condon I believe said that the majority of reported muggings in London was committed by Black Males, there was a huge out cry from the rose tinted brigade accusing his of racism, was it racist, NO IT WAS FACT, he made a statement based on information given to him by witnesses/victims, did he say all black males were muggers? NO.

I know large parts of the Muslim community in the UK are peaceful and law abiding, but it is the unwillingness of the authorities to deal with the Muslim community that is causing the problems, one leading in the Muslim community raised the lack of engagement by the authorities for the ongoing child abuse that occurs in some areas of the Muslim community as the authorities are afraid to do anything in case they are accused of being racist.

If the intelligence and previous incidents of suicide bombers in London had been white males, then I would expect white males to be the majority of people whoa re searched, same as if the bombers had been oriental then I would expect the majority of Anti Terror Searches to be of Oriental males, this is called intelligence led policing. If we are not careful it is people like him and his thoughts that are going to create such a climate we allow incidents to happen by inaction for fear of being accused to racism.

And on the wider world stage, the news is full of the crisis in Lebanon, quite rightly Russia are refusing to support a resolution which does not have the support of Lebanon, the current resolution that has been tabled would allow Israel to remain on Lebanese terrorist and conduct “non offensive” operations. This has gone on long enough and as I have said if it was any other country that has done what the Israeli Cabinet have allowed the Western World would be screaming for War Crimes Trials, why should it be any different.

Some of the worst images to have come out of Israel are the pictures of young children signing the shells with smiles on their faces

05 August 2006

Response to a Comment

As I said at the very beginning even if a comment was made that is different to my point of view and relevant then I would post it.

Fernando has left a new comment on your post "Response to a Comment from a moderator":

"If there is nothing wrong with the site, then why have so many people posted comments on here?"

Why are so many people that bothered that a moderated forum is censored? That's like going to McDonalds and moaning they sell fast food.

As to the "secret reports" the blogger keeps referring to, if they're secret how does he know about them?
I haven't seen anything on the specials site about this blog so, presumably, they're keeping a dignified silence. Here there are random accusations without any supporting evidence.

I hate to say it but I'm leaning towards this being a case of, at the very least, both parties being as bad as each other and it's teetering in to believing the only sour grapes are from outside the specials thing.

For what ever reason Fernando you either seem to have deliberately missed the point of chosen to ignore what people have been saying. The people on here including me who have complained about the censoring, we all agreed to join the forum according to the rules supplied, however we did not agree to our comments being edited to say something different or deliberately twisted out of context. There are three main complaints that people have 1: The double standards in the moderating, when you have forum members who are slammed for what ever reason and then you see a moderator doing exactly the same then of course this is going to annoy people. 2: In our police career we are held to account for our actions, it is with this principle in mind that has annoyed so many people with the complete contradiction of everything a police officer stands for in the way a site that clearly identifies it self as police related. 3: The complete lack of will to discuss any problems, if anyone on this blog has disagreed with me I have still posted their comment and replied to it, because I am man enough to accept that people dont think the same. To quote LV in a PM he has sent and:

“you could try listening to other people's points of view and be a bit more grown up about the fact that not everyone agrees with you”

Pity they cant take their own advice.

As for the reports, over time a number of moderators have mentioned this and there has been proof in that a number of forces PSD's have received unsolicited reports from PS.com. Have you missed the point that some many people have posted anaom comments for fear of their PSD receiving a report.

Please take the time to think before you post. Any thread on the forum has always been hastily closed of deleted, on the rare occasion the host asked for views, every single issue raised was dismissed.

The people who have listed incidents are not random, they are all people who had a difference of opinion to the "approved" one.

When things could potentially lead to disciplinary action do you really think people are going to post the evidence on here.

As for the sour grapes, if the standards are applied impartially to everyone including the moderators then people wouldn’t have a problem, they are not above anyone else, it is even worse when these people are supposed to be police officers. If you would like to discuss this one on one rather than waste space on here, feel free to email me at the address at the top.

02 August 2006

Meanwhile back in the real World

Well it seems the world is going to hell in a hand basket, we have the rumblings of WW3 starting out in the Middle East.

Whilst no one in their right mind can say Israel does not have the right to protect its self or that they had been subjected to years of terrorist attack, but lets be realistic they are hardly innocent themselves, lets not forget the Israeli terrorist attack on the hotel back in the days when the British were in Palestine.

They have deliberately targeted Red Cross convoys and ambulances, UN civilian Workers and troops and now Qana, why is it that if it was any other country who had done this the world would be united in screaming War Crimes, but it seems Israel can do what they like, they have shown time and again that they have no regard for international Law unless it is to their advantage. As for the road map, it clearly calls for no new settlements, but the government still allowed more.

Rather than making themselves safer they have done far more to damage World peace than anyone, as long with the leaders of the US & UK the three have done far more for the recruiting of the terrorist groups, and is it that will suffer?? Not the politicians, but innocent civilians.

Syria and Iran are close to being pulled into this conflict, I dred to think what will happen if they do. We all know Israel already has Nukes, along with Syria having the WMD's from Iraq that Saddam managed to get out before the Coalition moved in and Iran who are doing everything they can to form a weapons programme, it seems that many of the people giving the press conferences have missed this point, not to mention the last time Israel took the law into their own hands OPEC shut down the West by doing a fuel Embargo, can just see that happening again.

As for life in the UK, the fluffy do gooders are at it again, now in their infinite wisdom they are saying that women’s prisons should be closed, what planet are these hippies on?

For my British readers you will all know the National Lottery or the Lotto, they have developed a reputation for giving loads of money for off the wall causes that support various small groups in society. It seems the department that runs decides the good causes have a political agenda as they refuse request from the main stream society. They turned down a request from either Mountain Rescue or the RNLI because they didn’t rescue enough people from minority groups.

they have already refused a request to help with funding for a house in the Falklands that veterans could stay at when commemorating their fallen colleagues. It seems the only way to get anything in the UK is to belong to a special group who just seem to try and outdo each other as to who is the most persecuted.

Response to a Comment from a moderator

Unlike some I have no fear of criticism and am prepared to answer those criticisms, after all are we not adults?

I received a comment from what would appear to be one of the moderators, why the felt they needed to post an anonymous comment is beyond me, are they afraid to stand by their decisions? I can understadn why people who crticise the forum are anonymous as they don’t want a secretly compiled dossier to reach their PSD in revenge.

Perhaps if there are any legal eagles out there could let us know what the implications for these secret reports are when dealing with RIPA, DPA and the HRA?

I will now answer the post piece by piece:

For someone who doesn't like the site, the moderators or the host, you seem to spend a lot of time on there, digging for information and then ranting about it on here.

It is not the site I dont like, it is the underhand, bullying attitude of the host and some of the moderators, a few of them are actually quite normal and I enjoy catching up with them when I have managed to get to a social, any and all criticism on the forum is deleted rather than dealt with in an adult manner, by posting it on a separate medium other people can see the hypocrisy of some of the people on there, there are rules telling people that inappropriate language or comments would not be tolerated, but they are if a moderator does it.

Everything in this blog is backed up by individual people and also pm's and pages I have saved demonstrating this.

There is nothing wrong with the site, it has plenty of members and plenty of posts each day. There are other Police sites to be used if people don't like this one.

When you have moderators who bully people, compile what could potentially be illegal investigations of people, monitoring IPS not to mention passing on personal information to third parties, not to mention moderators advocating the police commit criminal acts then I would say yes there is something wrong. People are often told on there that a police officer cant have an off duty and on duty opinion, if that is the case, why are the standards that one would hope ALL the moderators use whilst on duty are applied when off duty, are people that insecure that they cant handle the criticism?

I'm sure you were impressed with the hits you had on your website at the start, but I'm sure that will soon die down once they all get bored of your rants.

It wouldn’t appear so, judging by the number of hits and the comments that have been made, it would seem there is allot of interest, why are you scared? Like me, many of the people who have made comments actually care about the police service and the oath they took. But after all there has been over 1640 hits so far, and close to 1000 have been since I mentioned the threat I recieved.

Good luck with you legal proceedings, would love to see how far you actually get

What legal proceedings are you on about, I am not the one who threatened it.

Maybe this post will appear, maybe it won't
All the best

I am man enough to accept that not everyone thinks the same way as me, that’s why your comment has been posted and I have replied to it personally, perhaps there are some on the forum who could take a lesson from this.

29 July 2006


I appologise my loyal readers. Have been pretty busy with work. Well what has happened.... Following on from a comment on here it seems somehow my power user membership was taken twice and it wasnt until last week when I asked for a full refund was this notices, quite shocking when it was back in March that this money was taken. For all those people who have been banned whilst not breaking any of the published rules, get in touch and demand a refund, I did and I not only got the legit fee back but also a second one that had been "missed", good to know the accounting is so tight.

As some of you may know that the Real World has now been made accessable to Power Users, way back when it was actualy my idea to start the area, there were some mods at the time who were against it as they said it was a Police Site so should only have police stuff on it, if that is the case why have the Locker Room or Market Place, but in a very rare show of acceptence of others views the Real World was created and as I was told in a recent email as it has become one of the most popular it has now been moved and made accessable to Power Users only, the same as the reference Libary, it was for that reason that I deleted the reference files that I put in the Libary as I was not going t0 be used to drum up business.

This latest ploy is just a means to drum up more business, sad thing is, I can see it dying off, the Real World was a good place to have mature discussions, although the same old moderator would crawl out from under his stone every now and again and make a belitteling comment. On a side not I have been informed that there is also a "private" moderator area on the forum that has an AtoZ of members and also a thread "Ones to Watch", both these threads are in breach of his own Data Protection Statement which states that the only information that he will store will be the information that the user provides on joining. On the Libel Front, after my response has been posted on here there has been no further progress as of yet, I have my suspicions as to who his Legal Advice was that worded the letter for him.

I know of a FOI reqest that has been sent to Surrey, it will be interesting what comes back, because as has been stated on here if Surrey have allowed Police time to be used in any way for the running/maintainence of the site the HRA applies making the relevent people liable of any breaches of that Act.

If anyone wants to contact me about anything on this blog or to share views/experiences they do not want published on here, plese use the email address at the top of the blog.

Live Long and Prosper..

16 July 2006

An interesting quote

I was browsing "that place" when I saw an interesting quote by one of the Moderators who is a serving regular officer.

Now before I show you the quote, you all know of the problems suffered by people for expressing their views on there, and that we have been lectured repeatedly that Police Officers can not have an on duty and off duty opinion, so if a person shows such disregard for the ideals behind their oath, code of practice, the HRA & ECHR, then what regard is shown when whilst on duty.

I'm afraid you don't have a freedom of speech on this forum, it's a commerical concern. As moderators we have a responsibility to keep the forum 'tidy' and repeated threads on the same topic are contrary to this.

So straight from the horses mouth so to speak, a commercial concern run by police officers, using official insignia. Will be interesting to read the response from the FOIA Request when it comes back.

For all those people who have read this thread and thought people were making it up about the lack of free speech I hope this comment validates what we have all been saying.

13 July 2006

An interesting point.

Fernando said...

Supply of Goods and Services Act won't apply;

No goods are involved and how do you prove the services were, or were not provided;

with reasonable care and skill.
in a reasonable time, if you haven't specified a completion date.
for a reasonable price, if this hasn't been agreed in advance.

Legally they're not entitled to a penny, especially if they've lost the service by breaking the sites rules.

Anonymous said...
"The fact is it is a private run site which means if you dare to disagree you WILL be banned."
Sounds reasonable to me.

Fernando, I am not sure if you even know ps.com, but allow me to explain, there is freely available a list of rules which could be interpreted as terms and conditions. When pay either £12 for a years of £50 for lifetime membership, the site owner LV agrees to provide you with services which are freely listed on the site. These services are not available to people unless you pay the subrictoption.

No one is questioning the practice of people being banned for breaking the rules, thats fine, what other people and I object to is being banned for having a view that is different to that of the moderators.

Moderators are allowed to breach their own rules by making personal attacks on people and attack their charcter, a favourite activity of some moderators is that when a thread is locked they continue to post messages goading people knowing they cant respond.

I am not a Civil Law Buff so dont know about the Supply of Services and Goods Act, but by providing the site owner with a fee, they agree to provide you with services in accordance with their "T&C's", you can not then change the goal posts because it suits you.

Another interesting point that has been made is the financial side of all this and the revenue that is going in.