Belinda beats a hasty retreat from Facebook

Well, fellow “shadow people”, it looks as though Belinda has had just about enough of our discussing her. She’s decided there’s a mole on her Facebook page (hello, Captain Obvious!), and she can’t work out who’s been sending this blog screenshots of her posts, so she’s decided to shut the whole thing down and try…

Fresh Start Foundation buries the evidence

Following our recent post taking Fresh Start Foundation’s Chief Executive Janine Rennie to task for permitting her henchwoman Catriona Selvester free rein online, something extraordinary happened. One by one, Cat’s various social media pages, including her blog, went dark. At the same time, on the main FSF website, the organisation’s list of directors, which once…

Would-be hacker leaves his calling card

It’s been some time since anyone attempted to hack this blog, but this past week we’ve weathered (successfully, we should add) two separate attacks. Granted, they came from the same person, who was apparently quite determined to find a vulnerability. As it happens, the hacker wound up telling us more about himself than he intended…

Why are the bunk peddlars so excited?

It is easy to bunk, but hard to debunk. Anyone who starts bunking will soon fall in with those who deal in claptrap, hokum and plain lies. Between them there may be jealousies, but at bottom there is a fellowship, and the debunker faces a league formed against him. The debunker, on the other hand,…

How not to make death threats

Here’s an important tip for those out there whose preferred method of communication is the death/dismemberment threat: don’t. But if you really feel you must, when writing to your intended victims it’s generally best not to cc the police into the incriminating emails. You see, the law doesn’t think highly of death threats (or threats…

Facebook group a study in paranoia

The paranoia of the conspiracy-minded is something of a truism, but it can still be slightly shocking to witness in real time. On Friday, while we were waiting for word of the outcome of Jake Clarke’s court appearance, we were treated to an amazing display of paranoid over-reaction in a small, little-known Facebook group, with…