Sunday, 16 January 2011

January 2011 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER


January 2011 edition

The Rugby world was shocked and bemused recently when Brendan Venter, the former Springbok centre three-quarters, and at the time the manager of Saracens RFC, gave a most bizarre and childish interview to Sky TV after his side's 21-24 defeat to Racing Metro in the Heineken Cup.

Venter's infantile performance was most certainly not what one would expect from a leading sporting official - certainly not from someone who is a fully qualified medical doctor, as Venter is. The idea of past South African rugby officials and administrators such as Dr. Danie Craven or Corrie Bornman behaving in such a foolish and embarrassing manner simply can't be imagined.

But was Venter himself to blame for this insult to the Sky viewers? It should not be forgotten that he was one of the first products of the "new" South Africa. He finished his education after the sell-out to the ANC terrorists, when almost overnight South African society changed from adhering to civilised first-world standards to adopting the more uncouth norms of the third world. Furthermore Venter was a member of the South African squad which controversially won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, when team members were prepared to adopt the symbols of the ANC regime and to hob-nob with the unreconstructed terrorist leader Nelson Mandela.

Brendan Venter's woeful interview was therefore simply a classic concrete example of the rapid and radical decline of standards in South Africa and among South Africans (of all races) since the NP's surrender to the ANC during the early 1990s. Alas other "new" South Africans will undoubtedly cause even more embarrassment by imitating third world primeval social practices in future - until civilised rule can be restored to that once beloved country.
        
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SPRINGBOK CLUB 2011 A.G.M.

The Springbok Club's 2011 AGM will be held on Monday 31st January in central London. Only current and valid members of the Springbok Club are eligible to attend this event, and all should have been notified previously about the precise details. If you believe that you are a current and valid member yet haven't so far received the relevant information then please 'phone 07711188430 as soon as possible. After the business side of this meeting has been completed a leading official of the organisation will be giving an illustrated report-back on their recent visit to Kenya. A full report about all proceedings will appear in next month's SCN.

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FUTURE SPRINGBOK CLUB EVENTS

A full itinerary of functions and meetings for early 2011 will be discussed and decided upon at the forthcoming AGM. The following two events have however already been planned.

During early Spring 2011 the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire in order to pay respects at the RLI "Troopie" Statue which is now situated there, as well as touring Hatfield House.

In April 2011 the Springbok Club will be holding a full day's events to celebrate Van Riebeeck's Day, which it is hoped will include a braai and a special video presentation by someone closely associated with the "South Africa Sucks" web-site.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB/ELC BRANCH NEWS

The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is planning to hold an informal pub gathering at Canterbury during February 2011. Full details will be appearing in next month's SCN.

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MAKE A DONATION TO THE SPRINGBOK CLUB

The Springbok Club would like to thank all those who have already made donations via our PayPal facility. These donations are of course the lifeblood of our movement, so don't forget therefore that such PayPal donations can always be made via the organisation's main web-page at www.springbokclub.org.uk

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

Earlier this month the Swinton Circle staged a most successful meeting in the House of Commons which was addressed by Mr. Sammy Wilson MP, MLA (DUP, East Antrim). Mr. Wilson gave a highly informative speech, in which he not only commented about the specific problems currently confronting Northern Ireland, but also upon the situation in the UK as a whole. In spite of all the problems which he identified he still conveyed great optimism for the future, and it was particularly encouraging in this regard to learn that many Conservative backbenchers who he was in contact with evidently shared many of his patriotic viewpoints.

Details of next month's Swinton Circle meeting are as follows :-

Date :  Tuesday 8th February 2011

Time :  18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Venue :  Committee Room 5 of the House of Commons

Guest speaker :  Mr. GORDON HENDERSON M.P. (Conservative, Sittingbourne and Sheppey)

Gordon Henderson was born in the Medway Towns and is a proud true Man of Kent. He grew up on a council estate and attended local state schools until he was 16 when he left school to work for Woolworths as a stockroom assistant in Chatham. He left Woolworths in 1979 as a senior store manager, after which he undertook a variety of jobs including running his own restaurant in South Africa, being a senior contracts officer for GEC Marconi in Rochester, a director of the Unwins Wine Group and most recently Operations Manager for the largest independent alcohol-based gift wholesalers in the UK. He is a fully qualified Conservative Party political agent and at one time was the constituency agent for Thanet North MP, Roger Gale. At the 2005 General Election Gordon was Conservative Party candidate for Sittingbourne & Sheppey and came within 79 votes of winning the seat. In 2010 his hard work in the community paid off when he won the same seat with a 12,383 majority! He now devotes all of his time and energy to his role as MP. Gordon is married to Louise, with three children and seven grandchildren - all girls! He has lived on the Isle of Sheppey for almost 30 years and considers himself an adopted "Swampie". For relaxation Gordon likes to write (he has written five - so far unpublished - novels and many short stories). He loves music and cooking (his "Steak Winston Churchill" is a dish to die for!) and is also a long standing supporter of Gillingham FC and Partick Thistle FC.

In March 2011 the Swinton Circle will be welcoming a Brussels-based EuroSceptic activist as guest speaker, and in April will be addressed by another current Conservative MP.

We would also like to remind everyone that the Swinton Circle now has a presence on Twitter, on which news about the organisation and policy statements are periodically posted. This can be found on Twitter@SwintonCircle

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REPORT FROM THE ZIMBABWE CONSERVATION TASK FORCE

We have recently received the following report from Johnny Rodrigues of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Although extremely harrowing in places, this report is even so not without hope, and we believe that the more publicity given to the excellent work of the ZCTF the better:-

"It is now 10 years since the implementation of the Land Reform Programme and the very few game farms we have left, are still being invaded.

"I recently paid a visit to Denlynian and Tamari Wildlife Farm in the Beit Bridge area, after receiving reports that this property was invaded by a group calling themselves 'Zhove Conservancy Co-operative.' The members of this group include Police, Army, Civil Servants, Rural Council Employees, 'War Vets' and ZANU-PF activists.

"The invaders have spent the past 10 years vandalising the properties and slaughtering the wildlife which was previously quite abundant. They have been especially targeting zebra and eland. The eland population has dropped from 973 to 374 - a loss of 560 animals and the zebra population has fallen from 871 to 163 - a loss of 708 animals. The invaders have slaughtered 300 zebra for their skins in the past 2 months alone.

"The owners of the properties checked with the Deeds Registry and found that there is no such organization as the Zhove Conservancy Co-operative registered. They took legal action against the invaders and the courts ruled that the invaders be evicted but this has been ignored and the police are reluctant to assist.

"In addition to the decimation of the wildlife, the invaders have also burnt approximately 200 hectares of trees, most of which have been standing for the past 300 years. No Environmental Impact Assessment was carried out and they are creating an ecological disaster. The game farms are situated in a low rainfall area which is only suitable for wildlife and the ecosystem there is now so fragile that if the land is tilled, the soil will end up in the river.

"7km of 16 strand game fencing has been stolen to make wire snares - making a total of 112 km of wire. All that remains of the game fencing are the bare poles.

"Thanks to the donations we received of M99, a wire snare was removed from a buffalo bull on Dett Vlei recently. Esther van der Meer of Painted Dog Conservation was alerted to the fact that a buffalo bull was wandering around with a copper wire snare around its neck. Esther, with the assistance of her husband and Peter Blinston darted the animal and successfully removed the snare.

"Ten elephants were burned to death during a bush fire at Derbyshire Ranch in Shangani, Matabeleland South Province. It is alleged that widespread bush fires have engulfed much of Zimbabwe and most of them are started deliberately, mainly by hunters to clear the bushes. In the past few weeks, ten people have also died as a result of the bush fires.

"Three weeks ago, 13 elephants were killed by a gang of poachers in the Hurungwe Safari area. National Parks have recovered 8 of the tuskless carcasses and are still searching for the remaining five.

"On the 10th September, Hurungwe and Guruve Police arrested the gang of 9 poachers after they tried to evade the police at a road block. Upon searching their vehicle, the police found 25 tusks, elephant tails, an unlicensed rifle and machetes. In March, 10 elephant carcasses were found in Gonarezhou National Park and it is believed that international poachers were behind the crime.

"7 suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the Chiredzi area recently and a 303 rifle fitted with a silencer, telescopic sight and a carbine was recovered. The suspects consisted of 3 South Africans and 4 Zimbabweans. The latest poaching activities in the Save Valley Conservancy resulted in the death of a rhino, leaving its calf badly wounded by gunshots. National Parks have deployed a team that is currently on high alert following the heightened poaching activities.

"We are very pleased to announce that Dawie Groenewald and his wife, Sariette of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris were arrested in South Africa in connection with rhino poaching. They were arrested on Monday along with a professional hunter, Tielman Erasmus, 2 veterinarians, Dr Karel Toet and Dr Manie du Plessis, and Toet's wife, Marisa. Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris have been linked to unethical and illegal hunting for several years and were banned from hunting in Zimbabwe in 2004."

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REPORT FROM THE ZIMBABWE PENSIONER SUPPORT FUND

We have also recently received the following update from Linda Schultz of the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund. It reads as follows, and trust that those who are in a position to help this noble cause will be able to do so :-

"Please find in good order some updates on what is happening with the fund. We supply food parcels to Old Age homes all over Zimbabwe. There are also numerous articles on the Web about our organization. We are an officially registered Non-Profit Organization in South Africa and are registered with SARS as a Public Benefit Organization in terms of section 18A the Income Tax Act. I have attached a short list of homes that we currently support in Zimbabwe. We also support SOAP in Bulawayo and have helped to set up a system similar to SOAP in Gweru [Gwelo], Zvishavane, Masvingo, Red Cliff, Kwe Kwe [Que Que] and Kadoma to cater for pensioners that are not in old age homes as well. By all means contact us, ask your 20 questions, check the references that we give you, then please support our old Rhodesian pensioners who have nowhere to go. Our web page is www.zimpen.co.za, all updates are also loaded directly onto our site.

"We appreciate any and all support received as every little bit helps us to assist the people of Zimbabwe. Please, if you have already supported us could you supply me with the details as we are battling to acknowledge all donations received and believe in acknowledging all support. I would also appreciate it if you could forward this e-mail around as any and all support is welcome."

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KLEINFONTEIN BOEREBELANGE KOƶPERATIEF BEPERK

Kleinfontein is a community of approximately 1000 members of the Afrikaner people. We have established a settlement on property owned, controlled and managed by its members with a view to promote their identity in a safe and economically viable environment. This settlement was established in accordance with certain clauses in the South African constitution which makes provision for a form of territorial self-determination for people who share the same religious, linguistic and cultural values. The development is structured within a non-profit co-operative, is managed by mainly unpaid volunteers, is financed by its own members and consequently receives no financial assistance from the government. In view of the struggle of our people to retain our right to live in a dignified way, and government actions to impoverish our people legally by barring White persons from meaningful access to economic participation, any form of support, especially financial, will be appreciated. More than seventy White squatter camps (mainly Afrikaners) in our vicinity (Pretoria) are waging a battle to survive. The funds will be used for community upliftment programmes such as the upgrading of facilities at our home for the aged who need medical support, and our Christian primary school. Further information can be acquired at our website: www.kleinfontein.net

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WILLEM RATTE’S THIRD DECLARATION FROM JAIL

"South Africa is supposed to be a signatory to international conventions governing non-violent protest. None of its rules have been followed. One week ago, I handed in a statement to court that I have stopped eating since 1 October 2010 in protest at the unlawful handling off into detention of the five youngsters among us. On Wednesday last, the High Court saw fit to condone the trampling on people’s rights, the storming into houses without warrant, the stealing of money and watches without giving receipts, and the hauling of people off into detention without properly arresting them, typical of the 'Oh-so-democratic' and 'Oh-so-full-of-human-rights'.

"Therefore I will now continue my hunger strike until the state persecutor, whose forces hauled me off into detention on fabricated spurious charges, drops these charges, or the court throws them out. I also want all my confiscated property returned.

"I am sick and tired of the hypocrisy, falseness and injustice of the 'new' South Africa.

"I am sick and tired of arrogant police, Black and White, trampling on decent people's rights, stealing and taking anything they fancy without acknowledgement.

"I am sick and tired of armed police who should be protecting the public against real threats, forcing us into police cells to be robbed instead.

"I am sick and tired of being inside a police cell while a youngster is being raped because the police don't care and are too busy smuggling drugs and making money from the gangsters in charge anyway.

"I am sick and tired of being read my so-called rights by a smug policeman, while everyone knows it is just a farce.

"I am sick and tired of being treated like a dangerous criminal, with huge police escorts, hordes of armed-to-the-teeth task force members, and all the accompanying circus, while killers and rapists and robbers roam free and kill and rape and rob to their hearts content.

"I am also sick and tired of stealing and drug smuggling policemen.

"I am sick and tired of the Boer-hating mass media smearing our people and blowing things out of all proportion, while weapons displayed belonged to several owners and had licenses or did not need any.

"I am sick and tired of state agencies continuing to oppress, persecute and smear us Boers at every opportunity. I thought the presidency of Jacob Zuma would bring an improvement, but it seems the state agencies just make and break as they like, sure in the knowledge that their actions will be condoned by the courts."

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PATRIOTIC POLL

We would like to remind everyone about the very interesting "Patriotic Poll" web-site, on which opinions can be expressed on various issues of the day. It is always worth a visit, and can be accessed at :-

http://www.patrioticpoll.co.uk

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RHODESIAN LIGHT INFANTRY DVD

The Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association in the UK (part of the world-wide RLI Regimental Association) has recently had a series of films on a single DVD created which tell the story of the Rhodesian Bush War, as seen through the eyes of the men who fought in it. This is a new set of films which are not in anyway related to those that have been around for a number of years, and the proceeds are to be used to maintain our Troopie statue, smuggled out of Zimbabwe, as well as the creation and maintenance of an RLI museum.

For more details about how to order this DVD please contact Mark Pilbeam at: mark.pilbeam@dsl.pipex.com

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SEARCH SERVICE FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST CONTACTS

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.html

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MAKE YOUR OWN BILTONG AT THE FRACTION OF THE COST ....

Biltongmakers.Com has, for over 10 years, put a smile on many a South African face. No longer do they have to pay exorbitant prices for biltong that in most cases is not even to their liking!

Now you can make your own Biltong at a fraction of the price you pay right now and .... you can make it the way YOU like it!

Please visit www.biltongmakers.com and see all they have available.

You will never be without some REAL South African Biltong again!

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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

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BOOK OFFERS

"BLOOD LILY" by Mason Cranswick

Gripping novel from the Rhodesian War to current-day Zimbabwe :-

"Cranswick’s epic story of two feuding friends plays out like a Jeffrey Archer drama." Bruce Dennill, the Citizen

Buy on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Lily-Mason-Cranswick/dp/095848919X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275414427&sr=8-1

Great cause, great reviews: www.bloodlily.co.za

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"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht

Details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at: www.AfricanCrisis.org

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"P.K. VAN DER BYL - AFRICAN STATESMAN" by Hannes Wessels

ISBN: 978-1-920143-49-7 / paperback / illustrated
Retail price: R250.00, Web-site price: R200.00 + postage

The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

This book and others of interest can be purchased from 30 Degrees South via their web-site: www.30degreessouth.co.za

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

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"THE SEVEN WATCHMEN" by David Ruppert

A new fascinating novel titled "The Seven Watchmen" by David Ruppert should appeal to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians. It can be ordered from Crest Publishing in South Africa at www.crestpublishing.co.za - or those abroad can buy it directly from David at rupedf72@comcast.net. It's also available on www.Amazon.com

Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have also written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail: crestbooks@mweb.co.za, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za

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"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: msasasa@iafrica.com or UK tel.: 07732 685400.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.146 :  Mr. RALPH PENTECOST of Cape Town.

Ralph Pentecost has been a long-standing contact of our movement. Unfortunately the latest correspondence which we sent him was returned as he was evidently no longer at the same address. The latest address which we have for him is 50 Maynard Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Does anyone know where he can now be contacted?

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

We have recently been recommended to read a most thought-provoking article on the web-site of a body called "The Trumpet". We know nothing about this organisation, but their comments about the powers behind the EU certainly seem to ring true. The relevant article can be accessed at:-

http://www.thetrumpet.com/print.php?q=5689.4051.0.0

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

MAN-IAC

Sir,

Re. Nick Man (Mann?) ["Rogues Gallery", December 2010 SCN]. His name does not appear on the leaked BNP membership list, but there have been many even more extremist breakaways from the BNP. Perhaps he's a member of one of these?

Yours etc.,

O.V., London, U.K.

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FRIENDS RE-UNITED

Sir,

Thanks for your October SCN and the information on Clive Derby-Lewis. There is a movement collecting funds to take ANC Government to court to give parole to Clive. He is in hospital, chained to his bed at the moment, and there is the possibility that he may loose his leg.

Thank you for what you doing for our Afrikaners in South Africa.

Yours etc.,

K.O., Pretoria, Transvaal

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GERMAN MENACE

Sir,

Re: Smit Murder Mystery Remembered [October 2010 SCN]. My mother told me about rumours that on the day of the murder German mercenaries had been noticed arriving at Jan Smuts airport. They departed later the same day. Rumours had it that John Vorster had them murdered.

Yours etc.,

Heinrich Koch, Pretoria, Transvaal

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DIRTY TRICKS

As many readers and supporters may be aware, our movement has recently been subjected to a number of orchestrated attacks from sources which can only be speculated upon.

Firstly our main computer was hit by a vicious targeted virus attack, and then a leading official of our organisation was arrested on a spurious charge - though thankfully speedily released once the Police ascertained that there was absolutely no evidence. The most serious and worrying facet of this orchestrated onslaught against our movement, however, came when a vile and evil smear campaign was mounted against the editor of the SCN on the Internet.

This despicable smear campaign started when two obscene and defamatory blog-spots were created (happily both removed within hours of them first appearing) featuring outrageous lies about the editor and a number of disgusting pictures of a headless (significantly) naked male body in various perverted poses - which the deranged creator or creators of this sick site claimed were photos of the editor. As the headless male in these obscene photos was quite clearly much thinner than the editor, and as they did not feature a number of tell-tale marks on his lower body, these distasteful pictures can therefore be PROVED to be of a different person (the only "evidence" being that the pornographic pictures were juxtapositioned with a number of genuine head-and-shoulders photos of the editor quite clearly in a different venue, some of which were apparently doctored using - we understand - PhotoShop computer graphics software). As if this wasn't despicable enough the instigator or instigators of this evil smear then managed to "hack" into our computer and sent copies of their lies and degenerate fake pictures to our address list. Happily it would seem that good anti-spam and anti-pornography software prevented most of these disgusting postings reaching their destinations, and those which did were overwhelmingly dismissed with the contempt that they deserved. So far "over the top" indeed was this demented smear campaign that nobody with more than two brain-cells to rub together could surely take all the ridiculous lies and fabricated pictures seriously.

Quite clearly those responsible for constructing these perverted images not only have depraved minds, but indeed diseased minds, and must be put a stop to before they can enact similar libels against other innocent people. The whole distressing matter is now of course in the hands of the Police, who have advised us not to comment any further about our suspicions of who is responsible. We would however like to give our most sincere thanks to all our many supporters from around the world who have shown us complete support and solidarity during this most traumatic episode, and who have clearly realised the diabolical nature of these false claims. We would also like to ask all supporters to alert us immediately if these fake pictures appear anywhere else in future, and also to let us know if they have any evidence or suspicions about who was responsible in concocting these falsehoods, which we will then pass onto the Police.        

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