Here at the Birkenhead Bear Sanctuary we are getting a little confused. Some might say it doesn’t take much to confuse me and a few bears but this time we have thought long and hard about the subject and we are still confused. We just cannot understand how things that are so similar can be treated so differently be our American cousins.
Hi everyone, this is Razzi here again with my very own column where I write about everything to do with the Bear Sanctuary, the Bears, our Friends and of course Mr Bearkeeper himself. If you remember back to last October our Bearkeeper started back for his third try at Fat Club and a few of you have been asking how he is getting on. So the first thing I will do this week is bring you up to date with our Bearkeeper’s fat fighting.
We have published late today because we have been involved in a bit of undercover work but didn’t want to tip off anyone by posting of our suspicions. We have been hard at work today in an attempt to rescue two unwanted Renault Bears while someone else is out there trying to sabotage our efforts. Someone is attempting to outbid us on eBay in what is the latest in a long line of attempts to undermine our altruistic efforts.
One or two of you have been asking who the “more mature” visitors to the blog are. Previously, because of the Andrea connection, we have attracted half of the female population of Kirkby but now we seem to be getting a little more cosmopolitan with visitors from overseas. In the last few weeks we have had visitors from California, New York, Canada, Australia, parts of Europe and even Russia. Just how they found us we have no idea – we have only ever heard of one Renault Bear from another country and that was indeed from Russia – but please make them feel welcome.
Last November, Keely Wilson, an English teacher at a south-London secondary school applied to the Speakers for Schools project for someone to come and talk to her school. In her application she wrote that she wanted someone interesting to visit who could hold the attention of the pupils at her school – someone not too boring. Yesterday, pupils at Deptford Green School gathered in their school hall were told to “face the front and look interested” as in walked… BILL GATES!
From time to time we hear of stories that just do not make sense. From people in power getting away with abusing that power to double standards in high office – it happens more than it should. Today we start a new series of posts aimed at highlighting the way some people get away with murder – in some cases, the world has literally gone mad…
A man was jailed yesterday, unfortunately only for eight months, after admitting stealing from charity shops and poppy appeal tins – just weeks after being released from prison for the same crime. Bradley Higham was sentenced at Warrington Crown Court after admitting the thefts in Frodsham and Helsby. He was jailed for eight months to run concurrently.
The hacker group Anonymous has retaliated against the American government and copyright organisations following the shutdown of the MegaUpload file-sharing website. The Department of Justice (DoJ), FBI and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), amongst others, have all been bombarded with internet traffic in a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack.
Sometime last night we had our ONE MILLIONTH VISITOR to our blog. Since we first started in January 2007 we have had our site viewed one million times by our friends and visitors. That is a great deal of time spent reading about bear news and views – you sad people have you got nothing better to do with your time? Joke!
America’s attack on internet freedom has stepped up a gear with Federal prosecutors accusing Megaupload of costing copyright holders $500million in lost revenue. Megaupload is one of the largest internet file-sharing sites and has now been shut down by officials in America. In reply, the sites founders say they have been charged with violating piracy laws and yet they have always acted diligently in responding to complaints about pirated material.