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As long-time readers will know, I've had dealings with the SIS.
I found them to be an affable, well informed organisation with a good finger on the pulse of what's happening inside and out side the country.
However, I was also made very much aware that they don't always play within the rules that are laid out for them by government and the laws that have been created.
What surprised me is that the SIS chappies I spoke to were quite open about this -- almost proud of it you might say.
Regardless of whether this is a good thing, you can't help but admire their pragmatism.
Unfortunately though, this really raises the question of whether *anyone* should be above the law, especially a government organisation or one authorised by government.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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