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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:06 am 
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Diomhair:

In your wildest dreams could you imagine a BBC TV programme which began with this provocative statement:

"For the past fifty years, Labour and Conservative governments have shared a common agenda - stopping Home Rulers and Scottish Nationalists from breaking up Britain and making Scotland independent. This programme will show you how both parties have resorted to spying and underhand tactics to discredit the SNP, its members and supporters. We will show you how official documents which supported independence were kept hidden. How politicians and civil servants tried to obstruct independence and keep the country united. In this programme we reveal how, in the past, civil servants, MI5 and Special Branch were used by Westminster to obstruct and even sabotage the Scottish nationalist movement."

No? Hardly surprising. It has never happened before in my lifetime. Could you then imagine the same programme concluding with these findings:

"In this film we've revealed how successive governments have used and abused their power to keep Scotland in the union and sabotage the causes of devolution and independence. We have also discovered government files that show how the police were diverted from catching criminals to spy on legal and peaceful demonstrations; how the will of two million Scots was defied by simply ignoring their demand for devolution; how Edinburgh Police encouraged young Nationalists to commit bomb outrages and supplied them with dummy explosives, and how evidence that an independent Scotland could be among the richest countries in Europe was stamped "Secret" and buried in the archives."

This wasn't a dream. It did actually happen. The programme was re-broadcast on BBC Alba this week (in Gaelic with English subtitles.) Now the full 60 minute programme Diomhair can be watched here (in 10-minute segments:

http://tinyurl.com/da7uou
http://tinyurl.com/bn825y
http://tinyurl.com/bmfhkt
http://tinyurl.com/d2l6x8
http://tinyurl.com/ap7332
http://tinyurl.com/bk2tc8

With thanks to Chicmac for the URLs and Kevin Williamson's blog for the intro.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:23 am 
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chicmac is sending me this show on CD so I will get some copies made.The idea is to give them to friends who are not as convinced as we are regarding the lengths the government have went to subdue the nationalist movement.We have to get this out to as many people as we can.

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excellent also showing on www.justin.tv/darkside1314

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montrose wrote:
chicmac is sending me this show on CD so I will get some copies made.The idea is to give them to friends who are not as convinced as we are regarding the lengths the government have went to subdue the nationalist movement.We have to get this out to as many people as we can.


I'd love to get my paws on a copy to give to my Dad. No, not that he needs to be convinced - far from it, long-standing nationalist he is, but I'm sure he would like to see it but I know there is no way he'd be watching it on a computer. (When he does decide to get one of the magic extra-telly arrangements, we'll make sure it is one that includes BBC Alba.)

So if I ask you nicely, Montrose, any chance I could be getting a copy from you? Please, pretty please, will pay costs, postage, sacrifice of first-born son, what-have-you.


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I am doing a bit of work around the house just now but when I have a min I will burn a copy for you.I'll pm you once it is done so you can give me your address to send to.

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Sorry just checked and my copy will only play on a computer.Do you still want a copy?

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On reflection, yes, please, I reckon he can watch it if it's all in a one thing, when he gets time to watch, whereas I just don't see him fighting his way through various clips or you-tube sort of stuff that he is not used to using. He does have a computer but uses it mainly for looking up info and for the very occasional e-mail. I have been telling him about it and he is impressed by the sound of it and, of course, finds it deplorable that it was on a channel that lots of folk don't have. Heheheh, that's good, actually - I reckon it means he *will* be looking at getting Sky or whatever thing does have BBC Alba on. (Me, I'm so behind the times I don't have any telly):)

Montrose - a hero of the new republic. :) :clap:


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eh less of the rebublic.I AM Montrose

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:54 am 
montrose wrote:
I am doing a bit of work around the house just now


Haw Montrose! Daein a bit hoosework? Ye gat yer pink fluffy Marigolds oan :gheyfight:


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pink fekin boxin gloves fur you

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pink fekin boxin gloves fur you


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montrose wrote:
Sorry just checked and my copy will only play on a computer.Do you still want a copy?

It is an avi file so should play on most modern DVD players (last 2 or 3 years), mind you I haven't tried it myself yet. It is also only 618 meg so will fit on a CD-R.

BTW did you manage to off-load any referendum cards in Perth?

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chic I never made down to Perth as I had to burry one of my goats. coo has a plan for the cards.

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montrose wrote:
chic I never made down to Perth as I had to burry one of my goats. coo has a plan for the cards.


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Received it, Montrose, and thank you very much indeed. :clap: No idea re. the high-tech advice there from Chicmac, but I 'll see when I'm back there and have a kick around with the computer and the DVD player thingwie.

Thanks again. :)


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If it doesn't work Celyn drop me a line. Just burnt a dozen copies that play on both the DVD players here as well as on the computer, and I'll happily forward one. Anyone else? PM me with your address and I'll get them on the way. The deal is - show it to your family, and pass it on - or make as many copies as you can and do the samizdat bit...


This is important. Scotland needs to know.

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OK some explanation. The file I sent to Montrose is a div X type compressed avi file. That means although it is only 618 megabytes it is still very good quality (much better than the youtube or indeed standard Sky broadcast quality).

The reason for creating that file rather than just raw dumping the DVD capture (several gigabytes) is that

1. It can fit on a CD (cheap as chips)

2. Copying is much faster.


Most modern (i.e. bought in the last 3 years) DVD players, will play it. Downside is that older DVD players won't play it.

OTOH with most folk having a computer if their DVD doesn't play it they can watch it on their PC.

Hope that clarifies things a wee bit.

BTW we seem to have attracted a full time resident Brit on the youtube forum. Quelle surprise.

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I received a DVD copy from another source and have made 12 copies of that, 8 of which have already been passed on and one of those will apparently be uploaded to torrent shortly, whatever that is! Once the 12 are gone I'll burn another 12 and pass them round, and keep going until I un out of recipients. Takes about 6 minutes a copy on my machine, so just over an hour for 12 copies...

Time well spent.

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One CD passed onto to some German politicians..........may do some good for their understanding of Scotland and its situation.

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