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    "Guardians of Ilkley Moor" On Look North

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    mikki

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    "Guardians of Ilkley Moor" On Look North

    Post  mikki on Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:10 pm

    Excellent Dave....You did us all proud! kisses

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-15157345

    I like the comment - They are confused........? What a thing to say!. If she ever wants to meet us, she will realize that we are very level-headed and we are far from being confused on this issue.

    After all, we did ask for the facts about this project before 'Guardians of Ilkley Moor' campaign started. We still have all the reply's.


    tricia

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    Post  tricia on Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:43 am

    Congratulations to Dave for a brilliant interview and some level headed arguments put forward. A really great attempt at drawing attention to the campaign.

    A slightly biased coverage in favour of those supporting the project sadly, and notice how it was a covert ad for Slimon and the non Yorkshire stone carver as well as for visiting the stones already in location.......Is Olivia a member of Ilkley Lit festival or related I wonder?
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    deadagaindave

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    Post  deadagaindave on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:29 am

    she did at one point describe the graffiti as DIY carvings, which is a little unfortunate in respect of criminal activity. would she describe 9/11 as DIY demolition?
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    Post  lowergate on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:35 pm



    Yes David,

    "vandalistic" re: Look North (& now YOUTUBE), or did you mean 'vandHolistic' - one can never know these days, but what is known is that one can never take the 'blegburne' out of a Blackburner (or Backburner)

    Have fun ( & don't let the side down [Lancashire that is]

    It's ALL illusion David

    Remain anar-kiss-de-stick

    love

    john - the Lancashire Mist-Stick
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    Post  lowergate on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:38 pm


    Myself & Mark are watching every move of the game ...

    Play the moves well dear friend

    love to Paul & Mikki (younger veer-shuns)

    j XXX
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    deadagaindave

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    Post  deadagaindave on Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:37 am

    It's all lines in the sand at low tide John. All gets washed away. The basin cut Ozymandius boy, and every bugger else.
    spot-on
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    Post  laughingball on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:55 am

    Its as though people nowadays are unable to enjoy the countryside unless there is some reminder of urban life - stone benches, memorials, sculptures, art-works and other tat. Why do these f***er's (pardon my French) bother leaving their towns and cities if they find the countryside so intimidating? bangingheadagainstwa
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    Post  Sunbright57 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:11 pm

    Ozymandius - Ramesses the Great,

    also a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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    Post  deadagaindave on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:32 am

    Exactly laugingball. It's getting harder and harder to get away from it all.
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    Paulus

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    Post  Paulus on Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:53 am

    laughingball wrote:...Why do these f***er's (pardon my French) bother leaving their towns and cities if they find the countryside so intimidating? bangingheadagainstwa

    Very good point LB! spot-on It's the usual city-mind 'fear' of silence; or being alone; of wanting something they find 'secure' to relate to. By adding these stupid extra titbits and tat in the countryside, it allows the neurotic something to focus on. The fear of silence, the fear of quietude, the avoidance of dream, is rampant in the people who wanna clutter our natural world. It's the usual, juvenile "make it safe" neurosis; or juvenile "tidy it up" neurosis (there's plenty of others they invent). If they can turn Nature into a park the lonely children will do it, cos the natural world either bores them or scares them.

    To have nothing to relate to, and to be simply immersed in the hills alone, truly scares a lotta people - and so they add their shite, under excuses of art or whatever Freudian lacking it is they need to unfurl to give them focus; to keep their ego entertained; to reinforce their insecurities. And those of us who know the benefit of maintaining unspoilt Nature have to put up with their timidity and lack of development. Sort of.....
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    Post  deadagaindave on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:20 pm

    Can't they just bring their ipods and netbooks out with them instead of carving rubbish on the rocks? The nasty neurotic, Freudian, phobic f***kers! (and all that other loony stuff you talked about)
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    Post  rodjack on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:37 pm

    C'mon guys, try kindness as a tactic, it might surprise you! affraid
    Rodaxe the Ringfinder
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    Post  deadagaindave on Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:29 pm

    Give us a few tips rod. Should we take them some Eccles cake round? bounce bounce bounce Basketball Basketball cheers cheers
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    mikki

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    Post  mikki on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:07 pm

    I'm not bad at cooking & would happily make them a lovely mushroom soup - I'm told it's magic Twisted Evil

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    Post  tricia on Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:36 am

    mikki wrote:I'm not bad at cooking & would happily make them a lovely mushroom soup - I'm told it's magic Twisted Evil


    That might work Mikki I read only a few days ago that some US study has just found these mushrooms has a positive effect on personality, making people nicer!

    Perhaps Rachel would be less confused about how to use spin to demonise those who don't agree with her and actually find that nature has it's virtues sans hugely expensive graffito after all...

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    Post  tricia on Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:44 am

    laughingball wrote:Its as though people nowadays are unable to enjoy the countryside unless there is some reminder of urban life - stone benches, memorials, sculptures, art-works and other tat. Why do these f***er's (pardon my French) bother leaving their towns and cities if they find the countryside so intimidating? bangingheadagainstwa

    I think its creeping commercialism that's driving this engine, and the ever neurotic search to find new ways of making a name for yourself as well as earning a fast buck.
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    Post  laughingball on Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:31 am

    Paulus wrote:

    Very good point LB! spot-on It's the usual city-mind 'fear' of silence; or being alone; of wanting something they find 'secure' to relate to. By adding these stupid extra titbits and tat in the countryside, it allows the neurotic something to focus on. The fear of silence, the fear of quietude, the avoidance of dream, is rampant in the people who wanna clutter our natural world. It's the usual, juvenile "make it safe" neurosis; or juvenile "tidy it up" neurosis (there's plenty of others they invent). If they can turn Nature into a park the lonely children will do it, cos the natural world either bores them or scares them.

    To have nothing to relate to, and to be simply immersed in the hills alone, truly scares a lotta people - and so they add their shite, under excuses of art or whatever Freudian lacking it is they need to unfurl to give them focus; to keep their ego entertained; to reinforce their insecurities. And those of us who know the benefit of maintaining unspoilt Nature have to put up with their timidity and lack of development. Sort of.....



    Your right Paulus - fear and neurosis!
    I've just heard that one of those bloody 'Stanza Stones' has been carved on Pule Hill, near me! I remember last time I walked up Pule Hill being dissapointed to see at its summit another authority endorsed piece of tat, a pathetic specimen, a small standing stone that says on it, get this..."Marsden Moor Heritage Trail"!! What its purpose is I don't know. Totally unecesary and an intrusion to the atmosphere. It sits beside the site of a neolithic grave (and near to countless mesolithic sites and a Roman Road).
    ...and now a Stanza Stone has been carved...where does it end??!

    Pics from http://marsdenmoorestate.blogspot.com/2009_07_01_archive.html:










    fuming


    Meanwhile down below (the Stanza Stone pic from http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/stanza-stones/stanza-stones-latest-news/)....





    Its nice to see the National Trust giving their backing to this kind of vandalism. affraid
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    Paulus

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    Post  Paulus on Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:17 am

    laughingball wrote:I've just heard that one of those bloody 'Stanza Stones' has been carved on Pule Hill, near me! I remember last time I walked up Pule Hill being dissapointed to see at its summit another authority endorsed piece of tat, a pathetic specimen, a small standing stone that says on it, get this..."Marsden Moor Heritage Trail"!! What its purpose is I don't know. Totally unecesary and an intrusion to the atmosphere. It sits beside the site of a neolithic grave

    Hmmmm.... Pule Hill ey? Memory tells me there were at least 3 prehistoric burials recovered from a site atop of that hill. If they've damaged it or built into it without a full archaeological assessment beforehand - which they've gotta provide if you ask for it - they could well be in trouble. Can you get a decent 8- or 10-figure grid reference for it, Laughing? If those Stanza Stones bastards have built into the prehistoric site, they've got some explaining to do. (tbh, even if they knew it was there, they wouldn't give a shit) But be careful with this lot: if you communicate with them, they'll shake your hand and smile at you, like politicians do, getting you 'on side' with their ways. I'm sure y' know the sort I'm on about: shallow, vacuous, money-obsessed vampires, who'd steal from their own grannies, speaking in forked-tongues. They've already got a couple of those halfwit plastic pagans on-side (y' know the sort) by such means, which they'll use as representative of the 'alternative' vote when and where needed. The real pagans can see thru 'em though...

    I've been meaning to get over to Pule Hill for a while anyway. Anyone up for a wander over there?

    Cheers - Paul
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    Post  deadagaindave on Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:24 am

    What a nice picture. I'd like to see all those involved on the scaffold. Very Happy
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    Post  laughingball on Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:32 am

    Paulus wrote:
    Hmmmm.... Pule Hill ey? Memory tells me there were at least 3 prehistoric burials recovered from a site atop of that hill. If they've damaged it or built into it without a full archaeological assessment beforehand - which they've gotta provide if you ask for it - they could well be in trouble. Can you get a decent 8- or 10-figure grid reference for it, Laughing? If those Stanza Stones bastards have built into the prehistoric site, they've got some explaining to do. (tbh, even if they knew it was there, they wouldn't give a shit) But be careful with this lot: if you communicate with them, they'll shake your hand and smile at you, like politicians do, getting you 'on side' with their ways. I'm sure y' know the sort I'm on about: shallow, vacuous, money-obsessed vampires, who'd steal from their own grannies, speaking in forked-tongues. They've already got a couple of those halfwit plastic pagans on-side (y' know the sort) by such means, which they'll use as representative of the 'alternative' vote when and where needed. The real pagans can see thru 'em though...

    I've been meaning to get over to Pule Hill for a while anyway. Anyone up for a wander over there?

    Cheers - Paul

    I don't think the erection is connected to the Stanza Stones. I'm guessing the carving is taking place lower down. The 'standing stone' is right at the very peak of the hill (will have look for ref) - I'm not sure of the precise location of the prehistoric burials.
    I'm always up for a wander if you going. spot-on
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    Post  Paulus on Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:39 am

    laughingball wrote:I don't think the erection is connected to the Stanza Stones. I'm guessing the carving is taking place lower down. The 'standing stone' is right at the very peak of the hill (will have look for ref) - I'm not sure of the precise location of the prehistoric burials.

    I've got the info and some articles in some old journals somewhere. I'll dig 'em out. I've been meaning to write-up a profile for the Pule Hill tombs for some time, but I like seeing the site personally and getting some photos before doing a write-up.

    laughingball wrote:I'm always up for a wander if you going. spot-on

    When's best for you? Weekends or weekdays?
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    Post  laughingball on Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:07 am



    When's best for you? Weekends or weekdays?


    Usually weekends Paul cos of work. However I happen to be off this Wednesday - don't know if thats any good?



    (I meant to say bronze age (rather than neolithic) sites up there BTW...)
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    Post  Paulus on Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:22 am

    laughingball wrote:


    When's best for you? Weekends or weekdays?

    Usually weekends Paul cos of work. However I happen to be off this Wednesday - don't know if thats any good?

    Can't do Wednesday I'm afraid. Howzabout next weekend then? Would Saturday be alright?
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    Post  mikki on Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:02 pm

    I am fed-up of hearing the Stanza Stones justification for the crap that they are going to carve on the stones on the moors.

    The comparison between pre-historic carvings, Victorian carvings & the crap that they are going to carve on the moors, just goes to show how uneducated these people are.

    Did Pre-historic folk have pen & paper to doodle on? did they have OS maps to find their way around?

    And as for this retarded idea of "tradition" of graffiti in Victorian times being carved on the moors - well, how many of the Victorians in Ilkley could even read or write? And the vast majority of the Victorians didn't even known about the pre-historic carvings, as they were only first noticed by a small group of educated enthusiasts from late-1860's onwards - and the people who did 'graffiti' carvings then, were oblivious of the older prehistoric carved stones, which were only just being discovered. They simply 'did not know' about such things.

    Now today's Stanza Stones bunch ..... well, what can I say. They are supposed to be an educated bunch - but obviously not. Unless they are using their own ignorance to be deliberately immoral.

    Mikki
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    Post  laughingball on Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:01 pm

    Paulus wrote:
    Can't do Wednesday I'm afraid. Howzabout next weekend then? Would Saturday be alright?

    Yes Saturday should be fine with me!

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