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I am pleased to announce that Thanet Star is back online.

I've been paid, the server fees have been paid because the saga of my dispute with the DWP ended when they admitted I was right.

Now that that nastiness is over with, what did I miss?

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Can we change it? Yes we can!

We have all seen the news. The pound is crashing and Great Britain is in danger of further financial hardship. We have not had Brexit yet and already we are paying the price.

Local councils are tightening belts. There is money available but they do not want to spend it. Safety is just another budget issue now.

When we work together, the local authority is forced to open it's purse and spend on things that matter. Of course they will, they want to be elected again.

Things like this matter. I bet you did not even put your mouse over that link to see what it was. It had a fancy tool tip and everything. You missed the story about a dangerous junction. It was written a few months back by Matt. His sisters, mum, and baby niece almost lost their lives.

KCC have refused to spend what amounts to pocket change because they think no one cares. I care. I think you do too. They will not know we care unless we say so. We must say that we want something done. I do, do you?

How do we work together?

That used to be hard. We once had to hire a hall and call a public meeting. Now we have Facebook and Twitter. We can work together for free any time we want.

Organising a petition is easier too. We can do that online and signing a petition takes only moments.

Are you unbothered if people die? I know I am bothered by it. It only takes moments to sign a petition.

Are you willing to take two minutes to save a life?

Sign The Petition Here

Hello, Alex here. Matt very kindly let me loose to try my hand at blogging. I could not think of anything much to write about. Until I started browsing the archives. That was where I got the idea tell you about why I think petitions like this one are so vital to Thanet. If I can do it, you can too. Chat to Matt about writing for Thanet Star. I did.
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Where the heck is Matt?

The World has gone crazy and Matt is nowhere to be seen.

A big difference between God and Matt (there are so many to choose from) is that God is everywhere and Matt is everywhere but here. Fear not, tomorrow Seb will be writing about... Who am I kidding, even I don't know what Seb will be writing about.

Matt says he is working hard on a big project. Until he graces us with his attention the floor is open to anyone who wants to submit an opinion, letter or review. Show me a match report and I'll show you... Uh, yeah, I'll just publish it.

The easiest thing to do on earth is not write. - William Goldman #quotes

Come back, Matt.

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Dealing with Thanet's blog bullies

When I started blogging at Thanet Star the one thing I was absolutely determined to see was a sensible comment policy. So much so that it was the first thing I wrote.

Like all Thanet Blogs the first thing to happen was that those who want only to rubbish everything with vitriol and bile showed up. Perhaps they were thinking that here was a new playground for their special brand of trolling?

Quite soon I heard the cries of the trollishly inclined complaining about their "freedom of speech", their precious "freedom" to be as crude and unpleasant as they wished as if it was some god-given right. However I was not, am not, and will not allow this site to be home to that sort of negativity. There is no need for it. Sure, disagree with me all you want but attack the opinion not the person.

I am happy to discuss news and current events with anyone. I am happy to discuss viewpoints that differ from my own. I...

Posted by Thanet Star on Monday, 30 March 2015

The simple fact of the matter is that Thanet blogging has fostered a bully culture. The bullies rule the comments in almost all the Thanet Blogs and the result is that all other forms of comment have been driven away.

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Happy Christmas

Appropriate seasonal greetings to all - have a happy Christmas folks.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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