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dosser

Traveller folk.

I post on another forum sometimes. More often at the moment because I'm engaged in an argument with a bigoted twit who is trying to stir up anti-traveller sentiments.

A few of the travelers who arrived here recently maybe deserve some critcism, but not the majority - and not the level of foulness being levelled at them on that forum.

The forum is here:-

http://midforum.editboard.com/index.htm

Go to Midlothian Issues, then to "Park and Ride". The worst of it starts on page 4.

I've complained to the administrator of the site but I'm confident that he'll dae fuckaw because he believes in "free speech".

So do I. But I also believe that Free Speech has responibilities attached, and that abuse of Free Speech should have consequences.

For that reason, I'd like to beg a favour. If you (as I think most of you will) find it unacceptable that some of these comments are being allowed, please send an email of complaint to

scotland@equalityhumanrights.com

and tell them what's being said.

If, on the other hand, ye think I'm bein a petty-mindit cunt, ye can excercise yer right of free speech here.
notanimby

Re: Traveller folk.

dosser wrote:
I post on another forum sometimes. More often at the moment because I'm engaged in an argument with a bigoted twit who is trying to stir up anti-traveller sentiments.

A few of the travelers who arrived here recently maybe deserve some critcism, but not the majority - and not the level of foulness being levelled at them on that forum.

The forum is here:-

http://midforum.editboard.com/index.htm

Go to Midlothian Issues, then to "Park and Ride". The worst of it starts on page 4.

I've complained to the administrator of the site but I'm confident that he'll dae fuckaw because he believes in "free speech".

So do I. But I also believe that Free Speech has responibilities attached, and that abuse of Free Speech should have consequences.

For that reason, I'd like to beg a favour. If you (as I think most of you will) find it unacceptable that some of these comments are being allowed, please send an email of complaint to

scotland@equalityhumanrights.com

and tell them what's being said.

If, on the other hand, ye think I'm bein a petty-mindit cunt, ye can excercise yer right of free speech here.



Unforchoonately ah cannae whole heartedly agree wae yoo ther dosser, maist ovra "traveller" ah huv ever come across huv been complete fekkers.
Wance ah wiz sittin in ma car readin ra sunday papers in a lovely spot doon  ra clyde in Port Glesga, a whole caravan of traveller sarrived tae put up camp, they demanded ah move ma car ur they would blockme in and then dae me in, ah sed ferr enuff but jist so yooz know, campin overnight in Inverclyde on public land is against a local by-law, ra polis will come roon and lift yooz furr it - fek aff etc they  tellt me - so headed af straight tae ra polis stashun, tellt them whit happened and they sent over a cuppla panda cars - they were tellt tae move on quick style, as they headed oot a drove by the car park sein the guy who wiz ra heid fanny ah pammped m ahorn, gave him  a cheery wave and shouted tellt yeez. Nooadays that by-lae huz been repealed

They camp over here every summer in the grounds ovra local castle and nearby playin fields, tehy leave ra place liek a tip, human waste an drubbish left every where, they even left a cravan wan year completely filled up wae rubbish and shity wens nappies, this despite ra coonsil supplyin them wae a skip.
Heidy

Well ra only dealins Ah hiv hud wi this crowd wis when they redone ma drive years ago an blocked ra drains cos the currints tipped ra rublle doon ra manhole bit!An we nevuur fun oot till aboot 3 weeks later an rqa drains backed up! An ra time they "trimmed " oor rowan tree,bad luck tae cut it doon but left it lookin like a fuggin gale hud ripped it tae bits....so Ah me masel umny enamoured o ra bastirts!Ra only ur thing is Ah hiv seen ra mess they fuckirs leave ahent thum in mony a place an ra pikkies in ra papers an telly jist confirms ma view that they ur takin ra piss oota us an the sandal werrin haun wringin social wirkir currints that make excuses fur thum!
An anuur thing is ther very few "romanies " actuallie among thum thur maistlie chancirs frae oirlind come ower fur a skive aboot!
dosser

Ah weel......... Ah suppose abdie's experiences o' travellin' fowlk'll be different

Heidy wrote:
An anuur thing is ther very few "romanies " actuallie among thum thur maistlie chancirs frae oirlind come ower fur a skive aboot!


Akshly, if Ah've understood richt, in this country (but not in Ireland), the law recognises travellers as an ethnic minority and makes no distinction between them and Gypsies.

The Romanies originally came from the Indian sub-continent and in most of Europe, they've retained most of their ethic features. (If ye ever visit Finland, ye'll see loads o' them. They took refuge there tae escape Nazi persecution in WWII and the wummins still even gaw aboot in lang, black skirts and drippin' wi' gold joolry."

In the UK and Ireland during Cromwells time and later after Culloden, a lot of people were forced to "take to the road" and adopt a nomadic lifestyle. Over the centuries, they've intermarried and interbred with Romanies and pretty much bred the true Romanies out of existence in the British Isles. But the ancestory and the genes are still there.
Heidy

Well  when Ah wis a boay an nae fuggin smart erse remarks aboot ra stone age annat when the "travilirs" wis cawed tinkers an didny as Ah recollect leave places like tips an respectit naychuur an did jobs like floggin claithes pegs an sherpnin stuff an hings?Oh aye an pit a curse oan ye if ye didny buy ther stuff an chalked aw ower yer wa's tellin thum ye wis a saft hertit twat an wis guid fur a cuppa an a few boab..... Cool
Ah rekin ye hiv a saft spoat fur thum Dossuur an aw ye need is a bit o livin wild fur a few weeks or mibbes campin......... Laughing
AG

Haw Dosser, seein as yer other wee forum is available oan "the ithur side" and sumbdy telt me ye'd poasted here ah've rose up frae the deid tae reply.

Kin ah politely enquire:

1/ Wid ye let a load uv these said 'travellin fowk' set up thur camp in the grounds of Chez Dosser?

2/ Wid ye be happy allowin mibbae 6 or 12 or 48 uv these "travellin fowk" tae sleep oan yer livin room flerr?

3/ Ur ye insured?


Right, ah'm away back tae bein deid.
dosser

1) Naw
2) Naw
3) Ah'll need tae check.

However, if Ah wiz Embru Cooncil whit kent munths ago that they fowlk wiz comin' tae the area, Ah wuild hae made adyykwit provision fur them or, if Ah cuildnae manage that, Ah wuildnae mind them takin' ower pairt o' a "Park and Ride" facility whit nae ither bugger yases.

Efter a', they dinnae a' cause boather and they spend money in the shoaps an' pubs in ra area.

A small number o' them have caused a small amount of trouble. That merits criticism okay. But some o' the posts on that shitty Midlothian forum have (IMO) crossed the line intae racial abuse.

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