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14 hours ago, Macnamara said:

It sounds like you might be on the verge of a transformational idea Richard. In scotland we have things like the crofting federation which helps people with advice and training courses and other resources for crofters and i think there could be scope and interest for a similar network of people looking to revive or keep alive old skills and know-how. I guess it needs a platform where people can coordinate and also see what's on offer and/or what can be offered in terms of skill shares, knowledge sharing, courses and so on. If you raise that standard i'm sure many would rally to it and willingly share what skills and knowledge they have.

 

How does the land ownership work with crofts? Do the working crofters own the freehold to the land or do they rely on legal rights and the goodwill of absentee landlords? If the ordinary crofters still have freedom to organise themselves that sounds positive. 

 

I was brought up on a narrative of evil Norman (cabal) knights and lords taking over the land in the wider British isles and asserting control through such methods as feudalism, enclosures and clearances. That is then rebranded as "our" British aristocracy and projected across their overseas empire as British imperialism for which we are to take the blame as white guilt and privilege. 

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On 11/27/2023 at 10:03 AM, Campion said:

How does the land ownership work with crofts? Do the working crofters own the freehold to the land or do they rely on legal rights and the goodwill of absentee landlords? If the ordinary crofters still have freedom to organise themselves that sounds positive. 

 

I was brought up on a narrative of evil Norman (cabal) knights and lords taking over the land in the wider British isles and asserting control through such methods as feudalism, enclosures and clearances. That is then rebranded as "our" British aristocracy and projected across their overseas empire as British imperialism for which we are to take the blame as white guilt and privilege. 

 

A good resource if you want to look into the history of that whole area is 'The Poor had no lawyers' by andy wightman.

 

My copy dates from 2011 so unless there have been changes since then, according to that book, there are 17,936 crofts with an average size of 8 acres. This probably has changed now i think about it because i recollect that there were crofts being created in the lowlands between edinburgh and glasgow that were offering people the opportunity to become forest planters....

 

Anyway of those 4287 are owned and 13,649 are tenanted. There are between 10-12,000 crofting households that are home to approx 33,000 people. The tenure system covers about 1.3 million acres of land or about 7% of scotland.

 

The key piece of legislature was The Crofters Holding (scotland) Act 1886 which came about after various angry uprisings for example the Durness riots of 1841.

 

The 1886 Act provided security of tenure, the right to judicially reviewed rents, the right to bequeath tenancy and the right to compensation for permanent improvements to all crofters living in the 7 crofting districts of the highlands and islands.

 

Of course much of the damage had already been done by this point as many people had been driven off the land and abroad and much of the land had been consolidated into a small number of hands.

 

A more recent phenomenon has been community buy outs of land and there has been new legislation in recent decades but problems persist

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Event in oxford on the 3rd December demonstrating how trial by jury should work:

 

Oxford Trial By Jury Educational Training Day

https://www.oxfordisfree.org/

In November 2023, despite local protests and petitions, Oxford Councilors voted to make Low Traffic Networks (LTNs) permanent. As a result people in these areas have suffered job losses, gridlocked traffic, business closures, health challenges and major disruption in their daily lives. LTNs are becoming 15 min Ghettos.

Is your City next?

No one is above the law, we are all accountable for our actions, and must be honourable in all of our dealings. Simply causing no harm, injury or loss to another, whilst upholding everyone’s INALIENABLE rights; a happy life, privacy, property, travel and speech.

It’s time to revive the highest court in the land, practice our people power and hold a Trial by Jury Educational Training in Oxford putting LTNs on Trial.


Join us on this historic day at the event or watch live by Zoom.

This is an open discussion on the merits and flaws of the LTNs for the people affected by them in Oxford. We welcome Councilors, Solicitors, Barristers, LTN advocates and those against, to come and have their say. Put your view to the Jury of 12.


Let natural Law and justice prevail.

Ancient LAWFUL Solutions for Modern Problems

If you are sick of the upheavals and the endless nonsense and you want to live your life and create a bright positive future for our youngsters, then join us!

We have lawful solutions to rebuild our society and to reestablish peace, prosperity and stability in our villages, towns and cities.

In the not so distant past,  before we had over reaching councils,  governments and over zealous police, that have no interest in crime just collecting fines.

We lived in the law. It was simple we did not cause harm, injury, loss or attempt to defraud others and IF we did we were held to account and faced the consequences for doing harm others.

The community got together and dealt with disagreements,  broken contracts and criminal behavior.

Nowadays who is holding officials to account? Who is policing the police?

Managers in charge of health institutions are allowed to make unfair and sometimes disastrous decisions and then they retire without any consequences, often with a big pay cheque funded by us!

 MPs basically routinely ignore their constituents concerns about more or less everything including medical interventions and their consequences. There is never enough money, apart from for what they consider worthy, whatever their narrative of this week is.

Councils plough on with unreasonable, pointless schemes designed solely to take more money out of our pockets. Just another back door tax as if they don’t take enough.

In a free and fair society we all need to be held to account and it starts now!

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Nutrient in meat, dairy found to fight cancer – just make sure it comes from clean animals

New research out of The University of Chicago has found that meat and dairy are much more nutritious than many people think.

 

Rich in a nutrient called trans-vaccenic acid, or TVA, meat and dairy products can actually be beneficial for cancer patients because of TVA's anti-cancer properties.

 

According to the findings, TVA infiltrates tumors and kills cancer cells. Cancer patients with high levels of TVA in their blood were found to respond much better to treatment than cancer patients without it.

 

Vegans and vegetarians consume very little TVA, which makes these diets not as effective, at least in this particular sense.

 

Interestingly, fattier cuts of beef and lamb were found to contain much higher levels of TVA than lean cuts, suggesting that the anti-cancer power of meat and dairy is found in their saturated fat, which has been demonized by the government for decades.

 

"The anti-cancer power of the dairy-derived fatty acid comes from its ability to turbocharge certain immune cells known as T cells, which recognize foreign invaders and prompt the immune system to kill them," a report about the study explains.

 

"Researchers said that eating foods rich in this compound or giving it to cancer patients as a supplement could have measurable benefits in decreasing the size of tumors."

Just make sure your meat and dairy is clean and unprocessed

Commenting on the findings, study author Dr. Jing Chen noted that she and her team combed through a database of around 700 different meat and dairy metabolites – these are the substances the body produces when breaking down food. They then compiled a library of "blood nutrient" compounds consisting of 235 different molecules derived from food nutrients.

 

Chen et al. then analyzed each one of these blood nutrient compounds to identify its ability to influence the activation of CD8+ T cells, narrowing it down to just six candidates in both human and mouse cells showing that TVA is the most effective at giving a jumpstart to immune cells.

http://www.stationgossip.com/2023/12/nutrient-in-meat-dairy-found-to-fight.html

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