It’s Over, at Last

Way-hey, brilliant, whooo-hoooo, great, marvellous, his Tonyship has finally stood down from the position of Prime Minister, the only downside is that we have another Scottish twat in charge, however, Mr Gordon “personality bypass” Brown will not be there very long. Another Jock twat has also stood down, the Home Secretary John Reid is off, and the largest waste of space Prescott is also out. The reason that Tony Blair received a standing ovation after PMQ (prime ministers questions) was not because he was a great Prime Minister (he wasn’t, he may have been a great Labour Prime Minister but that is about it) but because the whole house was pleased to see the twat leave.

BBC Copyright Grabs

The BBC are well known, by those in the know, for grabbing copyright of any images supplied to them, they will pass the buck if any of the images they use, sell or keep, get them into trouble. Before submitting anything, text, photographs, designs or ideas check their terms and conditions. In fact don’t bother I will reproduce them here.

The BBC’s Terms and Conditions Contributions to bbc.co.uk
9.Where you are invited to submit any contribution to bbc.co.uk (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant the BBC a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the BBC’s Privacy Policy. If you do not want to grant to the BBC the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to bbc.co.uk.
10.Further to paragraph 9, by submitting your contribution to bbc.co.uk, you:
10.1. warrant that your contribution:
10.1.1. is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the BBC for all the purposes specified above;
10.1.2.is not defamatory; and
10.1.3. does not infringe any law; and
10.2. indemnify the BBC against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by the BBC as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
10.3. waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on bbc.co.uk and the purposes specified above.

So just in case you are thinking of supplying the BBC with any images, just a quick word of warning DON’T If you wish to supply your newsworthy or celebrity pictures and stories contact me on 0781 291 4762

Jessops List of Closing Stores


Jessops have published a list of all the stores that are to be closed following their woeful performance both in terms of forecast business and the subsequent share price crash. The directors and the board will no doubt still get their huge salaries and bonuses, despite having run the company into the ground. It seems strange that with the recent spate of stories about investment companies buying up businesses and asset stripping them, the best people for truly Fucking up a business is the regular board of directors.
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It’s amazing what forensics can do

According to the BBC tests have confirmed that a 16-year-old boy killed during a street fight was stabbed in the stomach. Wow, I could probably have worked that out by looking for the holes left by a knife, without having to resort to tests.

Ben Hitchcock was attacked in Southend Road, Beckenham, south-east London, when a fight broke out over gate crashers at a party on Saturday night. Fourteen teenagers, including a girl, arrested over the incident have been bailed until Wednesday after two gangs fought in the street ‘

Doddery Old Judges At It Again

>Once again a doddery old judge is completely out of synch with the real word. Judge Julian Hall, sitting at Oxford Crown Court sentenced Keith Fenn, 24, a Window Cleaner, to a two-year term after attacking the girl in a park in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. When the time he served in prison awaiting trial is taken into account, he could be out in as little as four months. Here is a link to the Oxford Mail who broke the story.
His reasoning for giving such a laughable sentence was: “it was an “exceptional” case because of the girl’s perceived maturity.” and “It is quite clear she is a very disturbed child and a very needy child and she is a sexually precocious child. She liked to dress provocatively” and to top it off “Did she look like she was 10? Certainly not. She looked 16, that was a matter that was accepted.” † This delusional twat shouldn’t be sitting presiding over matters of criminal law, he should be sitting in a bath chair with a nice cup of tea and a digestive, trying to remember the names of his family members. Fortunately Lord Goldsmith has been set the task of reviewing the sentencing. Lord Goldsmith became involved after Mike Penning, Tory MP for Hemel Hempstead, wrote complaining that the sentence was “pathetically lenient” Penning also said “I hope that the Attorney General agrees with the vast majority of the country that if you want to deter paedophiles you have to give sentences which are a deterrent.” It only seems like yesterday I last had a blast at judges, but as it happens it was a little while ago Here It is not the first time that Judge Julian Hall has been in hot water, he hit the headlines in February when he gave a 71-year-old Paedophile a nine-month suspended sentence and ordered him to pay £250 compensation, telling him: “If it buys her a new bicycle, that’s the sort of thing that might cheer her up.”’,

Jessies Going Under?

Sadly what was once a great photographic retailer has gone (or is going) the way that many of it’s customers have forecast. I remember Jessops of Leicester from the late 1970s and early 1980s when it was probably one of the most successful photographic retailers in the UK. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful, their pricing was highly competitive and their mail order service almost unbeatable. Now, directionless, pot-less and driving customers away, they are in trouble.

Over the last 20 years they have gone from being specialist retailer to being one of the worst photographic outlets that I have ever had the displeasure in dealing with. The staff are woefully under trained and as discourteous, sullen and moody as any McDonalds employee I have ever met, in fact for many of the staff that I have met, a MacJob is too good for them. The Company really seemed to have lost its sense of direction, whilst I realise that in the digital imaging age, no-one wants to have huge numbers of point & shoot digital cameras with a limited shelf life on their shelves, but to have zero stocks of almost anything else is a fundamental failing. The number of times I have had to have them order stuff, and then never receive it defies belief (this was in the days of price matching Their prices are completely out of kilter with the market place and in many cases; on accessories they can be twice the Internet price of other suppliers.

In a way I am not sorry to see them struggle, closing 81 branches means that quite a few of the spotting oiks will lose their jobs, which is a shame, but hopefully the directors will realise that streamlining the company isn’t a way to secure a future, only a way of holding off the Administrators. The company needs to realise that it needs to connect with it’s customers, the hardest part of retailing is getting the customers in the door, once there you need knowledgeable, intelligent staff who are prepared to assist and in many cases educate the customer, you need sensible prices and more than anything else you need to have stock.

Big Jobby

A new P&S digital camera is coming to the UK soon the FinePix BigJob HD-3W, that will, if any good, probably find a way into many snappers kitbag. What is the biggest question for me, is how waterproof is it, I haven’t yet been able to find out what depth it will be waterproof up to.

The new model combines a wide-angle 3x (28-84mm) optical zoom lens with a large, scratch resistant 3” LCD screen so images can be viewed on the back of the camera more clearly. The camera also features a 6 Megapixel CCD sensor and ISO sensitivity of up to 1600, so detailed, low noise images can be captured in low light levels, such as dark construction sites, without the need for flash. However, for times when flash is needed, the powerful built in strobe enables longer flash distance of up to 10 meters. In addition, the layout of the big, easy-to-use buttons allows the camera to be used whilst wearing gloves, ensuring it will not be dropped at the most crucial moment. The case is claimed to be Waterproof, dust proof and drop proof tested to 70cm (I assume this is the drop-test height rather than the waterproof depth. Not only does it appeal, assuming that it is waterproof to a sensible depth, say 10 metres, but just think of the jokes you can have with fellow snappers, referring to it.