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Re: rules
Sep 06, 2012, 11:07
Littlestone wrote:
Where would we be without the Benny Rothmans of this world. :)

Quite, or the Chinese student who stood before the tanks in Tiananmen Square more than 20 years ago, or Rosa Parks who, more than 50 years ago, “...refused to obey [a bus driver’s] order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger...” Ditto those who entered (trespassed?) on land to record recent damage to the The Priddy Circle. They were all ‘breaking the rules’ - although those rules were being broken for the greater good.

But don’t misunderstand me, if this thread is about Silbury (I thought it was more generally about Trespass on SSSI sites) I can see no good in climbing it (and I thought we were all in agreement on that here). The issue becomes more blurred elsewhere though. I’ve trespassed in order to gain access to the Winterbourne Bassett circle (and know of at least two others who have done the same to photograph and record it) and to apply the ‘no-never-rule’ to that situation is complete and utter nonsenses.

Po! :-)

Good post Mr Littlestone but disingenuous coming from you given that you were the person who locked the previous Silbury thread just after I posted something about the laws of trespass. Somehow managing to insist you believe in free speech but it was your 'right' to have the last word. You can have as many 'last words' as you want on this thread because I'm not going to lock it.
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