Monday, 11 April 2011

Rico Sorda part 1 (of 2).


Fellow Jersey Blogger Rico Sorda has now been Blogging for a year. To mark his first anniversary he, very bravely, decided to go on camera, put a face to a name, and explain why he feels it necessary to Blog here in Jersey where our government, it is believed by many, rules by a Culture of Fear. Those who have attempted to investigate, or expose, the truth behind Child Abuse, or the cover up of it, have seen their reputations and careers trashed by those in power who are not so keen for the truth to be told.

Despite receiving “hate mail” and “racial abuse” from people determined to intimidate him into silence, defiantly and courageously, Rico Sorda continues to search for the answers concerning the Child Abuse that was able to thrive in Jersey’s State run Institutions for decades.

If only one of our mainstream “journalists” showed half his courage then, as Mr. Sorda explains in this interview, there would be no need for him, or others, to be Blogging at all.  



88 comments:

  1. 'Happy Birthday' Rico. And well done. It is honest and fearless bloggers like yourself that help keep us politicians on the 'straight and narrow', by keeping us accountable and knowledgeable. That's right. Without your investigative journalism and a handful of others,, much of information would never come out or have been questioned. Bloggers must take much of the credit for recent battles and the occasional victory. Subsequently, the mainstream media will have to up their game - they are already beginning to do so

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  2. Wel said Rico you're an honest good guy and there is not many left. Keep up your blog as I feel its so important to justice everywhere.

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  3. "Whey are already beginning to do so"

    Where is the evidence for that statement?

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  4. Hi Monty

    Thank you for the comment.

    Everyone has a role to play in this unique moment in Jerseys History. I look at the work Team Voice has done over these past years in exposing the lies that have been spoon to the Jersey public via our establishment media. The Child Abuse Scandal totally exposed everything that is bad about our Government, Judiciary, Media and States Chamber. If it wasn't for the internet this would have been covered up a long time ago.

    I believe we could be one election away from real change. The States Chamber must change. The day of the Right Wing Dinosaur must come to an end if the Island has any chance for the future. We have lost our sole as an Island. No compassion, Social values out the window, all lost at the alter of the money god. Yes we need Finance, but make no mistake, if it went we wouldn't blow up, no we would adapt and move forward.

    But if you cant protect children or cover it up when it goes wrong then what chance for the future.

    Our leaders see us as nothing more than dog terd on the shoe.

    Tax them till they bleed

    They are passive and have no fight

    rs

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  5. Thank you Cover up Jersey

    I have had a nice little break from blogging but am now fully back on it.

    Im getting concerned about the Committee of Enquiry as its going very quiet. If someone from the JCLA reads this, could you let us know if the COM have been working closely with you? If not, serious questions need to be asked.

    The truth is never that hard to find concerning the Child Abuse Scandal for the simple reason they never had to hide it. If the MSM isn't going to investigate anything then why hide it. This has been one of the main reason for the simple exposing of our Government.

    Its sad that decent politicians get tarred with the same brush

    rs

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  6. Hello Rico,
    I would just like to say a Big Thank You.
    As a Victim of Child Abuse H.D.L.G we have sadly had to re-live all those Horrors again & again & to stand up in Court in front of our Abusers was the hardest thing we have ever done, but we needed to & it was down to people like yourself that also gave us the Strength to Fight & get out Justice after 30/40 years of trying to be heard.
    We still have not finished our Ordeal yet, as the States just drag it on & on & we feel enough is enough, have we not been Punished Enough.
    But we all Thank You for all the Support You & Other People have given us to Carry On this Fight & Never Give Up.
    Thank You Rico.

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  7. Racist comments and hate mail. Lets not also forget trying to get him sacked and attempting to wreck the reputation of his employers. Oh, whilst I am at it attempting to incite violence to be ennacted upon him. Mind you all these extras are from another blogsite that seems to have done a dissapearing act to coincide with a certain person being in the news.

    Good luck Rico
    Paul

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  8. The truth is never that hard to find concerning the Child Abuse Scandal for the simple reason "They never had to hide it."

    Because in some ways they were all invovlved in it so they didn't need to hide it from authority because they were the authority.

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  9. Hi Anonymous

    Thank you for your kind words

    I believe we have all learnt something over these past 3 years. This is especially so of people like myself who never suffered from Abuse. I remember the many roller coaster rides of emotion in getting the Truth out. Yo know, if that's what we were going through on Team Voice then I have the upmost respect for what all of you brave Abuse Survivors have been through.

    You have shown Courage and Dignity . Unity and friendship will go along way in this fight for truth and justice.



    Again, many thanks for your kind words

    Rico

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  10. I remember when Rico thought the word 'laptop' was followed by 'dancer'. Now look at him.

    Keep up the good work.

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  11. Sorry but Stuart Syvret is trashing people on his blog all the time so who the heck is right and wrong here? Is Rico right to trash people on his blog himself? Never smoke without any fire.

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  12. Your a very brave man Rico, you show many of us up with your honesty and your investigative journalism. You certainly show up the so called main-stream media, incidentally I and my family never buy the JEP, to many half truths and cover ups from them, a waste of money!! Have a good rest and good luck in the future.

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  13. Kick Ass!!! :)

    "....the tapestry is mute, so are we, as long as we are held immobile by the tightly woven threads of fear."

    "However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you, If you do not act upon them?"


    Enjoy it Rico, fore the journey is the reward....

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  14. "Because in some ways they were all invovlved in it so they didn't need to hide it from authority because they were the authority."

    So true. Just how did it go undetected for decade after decade? We must also look back in history and see how the Beast of Jersey was able to roam free for so long.

    rs

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  15. such a shame you do not have the same honesty as rico mr tadier i see you are only leting comments that say how wonderfull you are on you blog but that is what you get from politicians. rico keep up the good work and i hope there will come a day when we stop blogging about our unaccountable socalled politicians, happy birthday rico

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  16. "Is Rico right to trash people on his blog himself? Never smoke without any fire."

    Lol I was only joking on my blog about replying to you here but as if by magic here we go.

    I have asked questions of politicians and civil servants concerning the Child Abuse Cover-up. I wouldn't say im trashing them, I would say they are doing that themselves. Not one person has contacted me saying they have a problem with my blog. If the people you think im trashing have a problem they contact me, we look at the facts and take it from there.



    Martin

    Thanks dude

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  17. Re "Is Rico right to trash people on his blog himself?"

    Holding elected politicians and unelected public officials to account is not the same as 'trashing' someone.

    If a public servant's reputation gets trashed as the result of somebody researching the facts and publishing the truth, a la Wikileaks, then that person deserves to get trashed.

    When your politicians are lying to you, wasting your money, and doing corrupt things in your name, they make you guilty by proxy if you don't stand up and criticise them.

    That is just legitimate political comment/journalism, however you wish to describe it.

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  18. 10:20 into the interview.

    Spot on.

    The bloggers 'blog' because they care.
    We, the readers, read because we care.

    The establishment must be sh1tting themselves having a population now wanting to get involved with what they are up to.

    Well done chaps, keep it going whilst you have to.

    The Beano is not the Rag

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  19. I like the fact Rico that you read the facts and re check what was said by the players and actors they cannot be called leading Politicians with integrity, as you have caught them out so many times with lies and cover up tactic's.

    It is this patient research that bears fruit and tells the truth and then of course throws up the right question that the paid local media are to cowardly to ask.

    Keep up the good work Rico, word is spreading that the internet and blogs like yours and VFC and Stuarts open the door on the real news.

    Anonymous

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  20. Could Deputy Montfort Tadier expand on his comment - 'It is honest and fearless bloggers like yourself that help keep us politicians on the 'straight and narrow', by keeping us accountable and knowledgeable.'?

    Could the Deputy also give us documented examples as well please?

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  21. I don't want to let the cat out of the bag but it is 2011.

    Blogging is not something new, its been around since 1985 and if anything is fast becoming obsolete and the reason is simple.

    Mobile phone use for internet access has taken off like a rocket in the past 2 years with faster speeds, memory packages and applications like Twitter coming into play.

    Consumers want information thats straight to the point, accurate and delivered to them when they wouldn't necessary be near a computer or have time to read a blog or even a newspaper.

    Where blogs further fail is that they are often cumbersome to read, (and load), they repeat themselves ue to mono view points and deliver very little in substance when studied properly.

    Funnily enough Senator Philip Ozouf is already using the new applications so maybe ask him about them?

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  22. Rico - a good, decent, honest man who has and still continues to expose and investigate without fear or favour.

    Not only is the good work you do thorough and in depth reporting which must be extremely hard work, but as I know only to well at times emotionally exhausting. It is however something that has to be done 'in spite and despite'.

    So glad you have recharged your batteries Rico in time for your Blogger Birthday' and hopefully now all the rubbish you have had to deal with from a certain quarter has ceased you will go from strength to strength.

    Bueno Fortuna my friend!

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  23. "Blogging is not something new, its been around since 1985 "

    So has the Internet, but when did it come a mainstream, consumer artifact?

    I would say that political blogging has only become a mainstream phenomenon in the last five years.

    They have only just begun locking up bloggers in Egypt, Syria, and China, so I would not write it off yet.

    As for the format, I have been reading the Jersey blogs on my phone using an RSS reader for the last couple of years without any problems.

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  24. Tweeting is excellent and Rob its used by more UK politicians than any blog and you should know that living in the UK so funny how people get all defensive. Maybe thats why the same people only ever come on the blogs these days.

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  25. I know people who read blogs, but I don't know anyone who bothers with Twitter. How can you say anything useful in so few letters?

    It takes time to construct a decent argument, and a one-liner tweet just doesn't cut the mustard.

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  26. I do not believe this man has been threatened by child abusers who want cover ups, if thats true then who the hell are they? Reading his blog he seems to do his fair share of insults anyhow so its more unprovable lies from the virtual world of bloggers who just want attention.

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  27. I cant say I agree with the comments regarding Tweets or Blogs. As long as the truth gets out, that's all that counts. Who really cares how the message is broadcast? Lets not divert attenchion away from the fact that the Blogs are doing great work.

    VFC & Rico keep up the great work.

    Nice Interview

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  28. "I do not believe this man has been threatened by child abusers who want cover ups"

    Is that in the Interview. I remember Rico saying he was getting Abuse did I miss the child abusers bit. The person then says he reads Rico's blog. I get a funny feeling that someone is back online

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  29. I get tweets all the time and follow more varied news sources of tweets than blogs.

    But Jersey is a bit behind with these technologies and only now is the broadband speed for phones allowing people to take an interest in these modern sources of IT.

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  30. "anyhow so its more unprovable lies from the virtual world of bloggers who just want attention"

    What is this rubbish VFC. Has the COM been posting replys. What a strange way to go about getting (attention. Im sorry but this is coming straight from that fool who ran the Farce Blog. The bounding over must have been 6days not 6months. Why does he hate Rico so much? VFC, do you have the answer.

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  31. "I don't want to let the cat out of the bag but it is 2011.Blogging is not something new, its been around since 1985 and if anything is fast becoming obsolete and the reason is simple."

    "...so funny how people get all defensive. Maybe thats why the same people only ever come on the blogs these days. "

    Er, if the above two comments were written by the same Anonymous, then it is obvious why people got defensive. You are commenting on a blog post that is celebrating a political blog by saying that that blogs are almost obsolete. I just happen to disagree with you so I am defending blogs. I am not attacking you personally.

    I use Twitter as a primary source of news for events such as the Middle East uprisings. I also follow Jon Snow and some other top journos to see what they are really thinking about the reports they put out. But I don't think Twitter is going to replace political blogging, simply because its format is too restrictive to have a long conversation (such as this). Tweets scroll off the radar very quickly and lose their context.

    I can go to Rico's blog and quickly locate a post from a year ago, recording what someone said in the States on a certain subject, for example, but I can't find a Twitter subject more than a few days old.

    Twitter is important for fast-changing information but blogs and forums fulfil a different need.

    And people get viciously attacked on Twitter as well ;) Ask Stephen Fry.

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  32. The Rico Sorda blog isn't a Jersey political blog, how do you work that out? Is he registered with data protection such as PJ, I very much doubt it...? I'd describe it as a lobby rant zone which has a pro-syvret edge and nothing else.

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  33. Put a face to the name - and what a lovely face it is too! It belongs to a man who is sincere and articulate and who supports the abuse survivors without any agenda of his own. Having met him briefly last year I can say this in all honesty.

    Thank you Rico for what you do. I know that you have suffered grief and harassment from many quarters and I believe that most of this has come from abuse deniers and cover-up merchants despite that comment (probably from the usual suspect)

    Lorna

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  34. Well done VFC and Rico Sorda

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  35. Hi Lorna

    Thank you for your kind words. It was a brief meeting but im sure we will meet again soon. No stopping thats for sure

    Take care

    xx

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  36. Rico.

    I'm a little reluctant to publish your comment concerning the Data Protection Officer as I don't have the evidence, that you have, to back the claim up.

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  37. Hi VFC

    No problem

    It can wait as it will be all going up online if the Law Office keep on dragging their heels.

    "Hot Fuzz"

    Here we come

    rs

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  38. Rico.

    We must remember, proving something in court is one thing, proving it in a "Jersey Court" is something completely different!

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  39. "I do not believe this man has been threatened by child abusers who want cover ups, if thats true then who the hell are they? "

    This posting is worth a read. I warn you there is some foul language

    BLOG ABUSE

    Who would send such utter filth? And there is oh so much more

    rs

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  40. Good work guys. Keep it up.

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  41. I know this is a different topic but,
    Today Sky News, a comment from Jersey.
    http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7124117913567332282&postID=2466104811340983585
    Posted by: trollfinder on April 12, 2011 12:02 PM
    Trolls are nasty uncaring people, they have little remorse for their actions, there is a political troll in Jersey, and he targets the victims of child abuse and the Bloggers that question the government. He is actively protected by Jersey Data Protection and authorities at a high level.
    Recently he overstepped the mark and made an abusive phone call to one of his victims, it was recorded, he was sent to court and fined, listen to the tape, google “my pet troll” its on you tube.

    Come on people, we must pull together and overcome the oppression that is the Jersey establishment,
    Trollfinder.

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  42. Very good Interview well done the Voice. I clicked on the "Abuse" link and was quite disgusted. Look forward to part 2

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  43. "The Rico Sorda blog isn't a Jersey political blog, how do you work that out? Is he registered with data protection such as PJ, I very much doubt it...?"

    Well, it is a blog, published from Jersey, about politics. How can it not be a Jersey political blog?

    As for Data Protection, unless Jersey has some specially onerous and repressive legislation in this respect, there is no requirement for any blogger to register under the DPA.

    The reason is, they do not hold any information about anyone. If you register as 'liking' their blog, you do so through Google's own services and the blogger has no data held on you.

    Planet Jersey and other forums are different in that they have a membership database.

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  44. Hi Rico,

    You come across as much more level-headed in the flesh than you sometimes do in your comments and replys, and seem like a reasonable guy.

    I think where some people have issues with some of your blogs is that the Governing powers of the island are without fail painted as overtly negative in their actions, whereas surely in reality, there must have been moments in your research where you have been positively surprised by the actions that certain people, who you would normally criticise, have taken ?

    This is not excusing, denying or denigrating the investigation or survivors in any way, but it seems that people outside your usual sphere of readers would embrace your work a lot more readily if there was at least the occasinal acceptance that not everybody in our government has acted maliciously, stupidly, covertly, or willingly in a bid to control the media, or cover up the investigation ?

    So I suppose what I am really asking is whether you have ever been positively surprised at the actions of some of the people you have criticised, and if so, have you, or would you be willing, to publish these views on your blog ?

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  45. Rico Sorda needs to get over the Farce blog its haunting him and none of these blogs are political. They are lobby groups which spend more time attacking either pther blogs or people.

    If you want to read a proper political blog which deals solely with politics and not cheap point scoring check out Philip Ozouf's blog.

    No wonder this man will end up being the CM, he knows how to behave himself.

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  46. No wonder this man will end up being the CM, he knows how to behave himself.

    You should have been in London in the 90's brother

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  47. "Rico Sorda needs to get over the Farce blog it's haunting him" Not for the next 6 months it's not lol. After reading Blog Abuse this guy cant leave him alone yet rico blogs under his name, posts under his name, does an interview yet the jack ass threatens him under Anonymous. Nice posting VFC look forward to many more.

    Anonymous show some courage. You obviously have a problem with RS so come on here right now and stop being a baby. Do you have the balls my friend or are you the Anonymous coward I believe you are

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  48. Hi Anonymous

    Thanks for your comment and points raised. Lets take the first

    "I think where some people have issues with some of your blogs is that the Governing powers of the island are without fail painted as overtly negative in their actions, whereas surely in reality, there must have been moments in your research where you have been positively surprised by the actions that certain people, who you would normally criticise, have taken ? "

    I will give you a truthful answer here as that's how I have always wanted to be. In the years I have been researching and investigating the Child Abuse Scandal not once have I been positively surprised by the people I criticise . I have been positively surprised at the outright incompetence and corruption of the people I have been challenging. I just cant think of one moment where I thought yup well done Minister that was the right thing to do. I would give praise where praise is due, but I have uncovered a shambolic shambles. Can you yourself think of something I may of been critical off when really I should have given praise?

    I don't think we can underestimate just what a complete mess this Island is in. Im talking about the Moral Actions of politicians towards Child Abuse. They have not been pro-active in doing anything but have infact been dragged into action.

    We have some decent politicians who I cant thank enough for standing up. Without there help this would have been buried ages ago

    rs

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  49. "This is not excusing, denying or denigrating the investigation or survivors in any way, but it seems that people outside your usual sphere of readers would embrace your work a lot more readily if there was at least the occasinal acceptance that not everybody in our government has acted maliciously, stupidly, covertly, or willingly in a bid to control the media, or cover up the investigation ?"

    For me this is where it gets very scary. Must of our sitting states members are "Foot Stamping Lackeys". I have witnessed more States sittings than my good health can handle. We are Governed by people who have no backbone. They suck the establishment teat in hope of approval and favor, all moral and social compassion goes out the window. They were prepared to sacrifice the feelings of the Abuse Victims because of personal grudges against Graham Power & Lenny Harper the evidence speaks for itself. These right wing dinosaurs need kicking out for the sake of Jersey and her people.

    Wimberly, Pitmans, Hill, Monty, Higgins to name but a few, there are more that are ok.

    Don't always agree with how Senator Le Gresley votes but I have a lot of respect for him.

    rs

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  50. Rico you were a well known face of the 'rent a mob' (with others) who followed the Senatorial 2008 hustings around every parish and cheered on a selected few people who ended up either not getting in as senators or if in as deputies were rubbish anyway.

    Thats lobbying as a group and your mick takes of States members you do not like is evident on your blog, so stop trying to kid people. Two states members you don't like I will always support because they do more for the Island than raise stupid questions on Napier every 2 weeks.

    Just trust me, 99.9% of the Jersey population are more worried about jobs than Napier and if your blog was political than why just one gripe and one gripe only?

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  51. "Wimberly, Pitmans, Hill, Monty, Higgins to name but a few, there are more that are ok."

    I must stress these are decent politicians in my opinion. And have been fantastic in searching for the truth. We all do our bit

    rs

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  52. SENATOR ILM

    This Blog posting really sums up what im talking about.

    Anonymous

    2008 was angry times. Rent-a-mob, was I believe a term used by someone else. What's all this Lobby this Lobby that about? I was angry in 2008 and lobby was far from my mind. I did 9 out of the 12 hustings and only remember you at 1.

    Im not trying to Kid anyone, are you? If you actually read my Blog you would get an idea where im coming from.

    Good on you for your choice

    We all have a choice

    Bit like guest postings

    rs

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  53. Rico you only support States members that raise questions on Napier because you are obsessed with Napier.

    Personally I prefer States Members with an actual political agenda who raise much more wider issues and a prime example of a dedicated States Member that does exactly this is Dep. Geoff Southern.

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  54. Rico is not obsessed with Napier.
    Rico, like a lot of us just want the truth to come out and Napier is a good place to start.

    Napier and that COI is a good place to start because there is so much proof of coverups and wrong doings involved with Napier, Le Suer, Le Marquand and Ogley. And Rico has proved this because none of the above have dared to answer back or explain their wrong doings.

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  55. The troll is back and as usual, he addresses no issues you raised in this posting. Not once has he added to the discussion with well evidenced thinking. Not once. He is merely attempting to hijack all communication because that is the imperative of his illness. Do not feed the troll. Do not respond to his bait and he will be forced to go back to tweeting himself.

    Carl

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  56. Nice one! The troll is back. Grow up.

    I say he's a lobbyist for a select few States members and nothing more.

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  57. Hi Rico,

    I'm the person who raised the original question at 11.53, not the latter anonymous.

    Why do you think that the politicians you criticise in your reply conduct themselves in the way that they do, and what favours do you think they gain from supporting the establishment ?

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  58. "I say he's a lobbyist for a select few States members and nothing more"

    If that was so is it a crime I don't understand this comment. What difference does that make.

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  59. The disgusting language of Jess Dunsden

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  60. Sorry but when it comes to ideas for economic growth and other important Jersey issues like filling the black hole deficit people like Wimberly, the Pitmans, Hill, Monty, Higgins and lets add Macon & Perchard who are absolute rubbish.

    I am banking on change this year like many others and thank goodness I know of new people who will be standing against these bozos.

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  61. Re: Anon

    Its now common knowledge that if you do not follow this fraternity of blogger's views to the latter then you are classed as a Troll and will be attacked.

    So you may be better off airing your views in forums which cater more for 'freedom of speech' elsewhere, unless of course VFC would like to comment on this observation?

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  62. Would you be voting for Ian Le Marquand if he was up for election? And what do you think of him being our next Chief Minister?

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  63. "So you may be better off airing your views in forums which cater more for 'freedom of speech' elsewhere, unless of course VFC would like to comment on this observation?"

    As long as you don't threaten me, my children and others with death and violence. You have a reasoned contribution to make, other than personal insults, then I encourage diverse opinions and publish them.

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  64. Should have mentioned that neither do I publish filthy language as used be the "Accredited" Media

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  65. http://www.thisisguernsey.com/2011/04/14/ctv-apologises-for-jesss-f-word-in-channel-report/

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  66. "Why do you think that the politicians you criticise in your reply conduct themselves in the way that they do, and what favours do you think they gain from supporting the establishment ?"

    I really like this question but don't have the time for a full answer. Some, I would say, like the Constables, vote on block towards the establishment and have done so for many years. This might be down to self preservation (keeping them in the states) or simply they just like the good old 'Jersey Way' but 10 of them are on team establishment. Some I would suggest haven't had a contested election for many of years. It's that old Jersey thing of lets not change anything, do not say anything bad, or your a traitor of Jersey they are stuck in the old ways...

    Then you have Dupree, Noel and Jeune.

    For two years there has not been a peep out of Dupree and Jeune, and now, in election year, you cant shut them up- don't believe me then check Hansard these past two years.

    Jersey politics is very simple- its's feudal- family ties- its so much more but I have run out of time I will get back to this.

    Anonymous- I have a feeling your a States Member, just a hunch. Why when the Chief Minster and the Home Affairs Minister come out with the biggest load of cack since Comical Ally does the lackys stamp their heart out????????

    We are up the creek

    rs

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  67. rico and vfc
    what happens when words stop working alltogether dose every one give up some thing has to give let them carry on or try to make a stand let the world know what is going on here i have been told its a basic response fight or flight what do you think

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  68. Do the people who keep accusing Rico of trashing people actually read his blog? Rico keeps editorial intrusion to a minimum and just quotes pieces that stand by themselves from other primary sources in the main. I haven't got time to go through Hansard and other public reports the way he does, but thanks to him, I don't need to anyway. He is the one who filters the important stuff for the rest of us, and I, for one, am grateful for his service.

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  69. Its now common knowledge that if you do not follow this fraternity of blogger's views to the latter then you are classed as a Troll and will be attacked

    Better have the answer machine ready.VFC I give you credit for allowing the Troll the space you do. When will part2 be heading our way?

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  70. Mr Sorda if there are any 'Comic Ally's' in Blog land look no further than the Vile Blog who is still under the illusion that he is above the law.

    And these people you are supporting, just give us some examples of things they have done for us all over their 2 years in office?

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  71. Nice one Rico, looking forward to part 2. I hope your able to talk a little about ILM's track record at some point in the future.

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  72. Hi David, not being funny but didn't you turn your back on the JDA who under the leadership of Geoff Southern have tabled far more in the house to date than any other leftie?

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  73. Ole Razzy.

    In part 2 of the interview Rico does indeed cover the subject that is Ian Le Marquand. Part 2 of the interview should be up in the next couple of days.

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  74. "Hi David, not being funny but didn't you turn your back on the JDA who under the leadership of Geoff Southern have tabled far more in the house to date than any other leftie?"

    Someone appears to be stuck in the 70's "Leftie" Tut Tut! "Silly Boy" Idea's of left wing and right wing are almost gone in the sense you mean, they are all the same now! and I think it far more appt to call them selfie's because any fool know what motivates these cretinous people to get into politics, Selfish Greed!

    We have heard for decade after decade how each successive party who wants to get into power will move heaven and earth to get your vote and do nothing but obfuscate Bluster and lie their way through their time in power sucking at the pot of life that actually belongs to us all.

    They roll out the "Us and Them" “Left and Right.” Spin the mirror snouts in the trough, Greedy selfie or not greedy selfie is where we are at now.

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  75. Rico speaks of a shambolic and incompetent government it was stuck in my mind when I came across this. I do think the young man has it bang on. This little story is a complete gem
    INCOMPETENT SHAMBLES

    How do you explain this away

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  76. Yes Anonymous. I did turn my back on the JDA. Geoff's huge amount of work for meagre returns in actual achievements is quite heroic, but no reason for me to stay involved. They repositioned to represent a constituency that excluded me, and pursue policies I have no confidence in. I just didn't belong anymore. I remain committed to their constitutional principles, but I don't agree with the tactics the JDA is now pursuing them by.

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  77. This has been a very good posting VFC and shows that the blogs are a live and kicking. The interviews have been first class. What is the plan for the future. You, along with SS Blog & Rico Sorda have led the way on the exposing of the Jersey Child Abuse Cover-Up. Without you bloggers this would have been buried long ago.I have had a look at the link at the story breaking in Guernsey and again its our cousins across the water who lead the way......

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  78. "Mr Sorda if there are any 'Comic Ally's' in Blog land look no further than the Vile Blog who is still under the illusion that he is above the law"

    Not exactly right as the last time I looked it was off line and the dude was in court.

    Hi Dave Rotherham

    Thanks for the comment much appreciated

    rs

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  79. Rico.

    Am hoping to have part 2 of the interview published on Monday.

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  80. Rico, Thank you for supporting victims like myself who went through years of child abuse in Jersey, thank you for your strength and courage, thank you so much. It's people like you that give people like us the courage to fight for justice, I can't thank you enough. x

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  81. I just picked this up from Planet Jersey from last year. Are things now coming true?

    "In conclusion, the former Senator’s future will be filled with legal actions of his own making. That is why the whole world of the former Senator is now based on the blog sideshows and attacking anyone and everyone that does not agree with him. This is well documented on his blog and his new blogsite.

    He is becoming increasingly, a sideshow himself and he knows this. His own utterances are unsustainable and he repeats the same old turgid message time and time again.

    However he may think it, his future is not now a matter for the former Senator himself and it will not be up to him to decide how all this ends. It is far too late for him to start making amends or for him to try reconciling himself to the community of Jersey that he has so demonstrably attacked and hurt.

    His future may well lie in the hands of others."

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  82. "Rico, Thank you for supporting victims like myself who went through years of child abuse in Jersey, thank you for your strength and courage, thank you so much. It's people like you that give people like us the courage to fight for justice, I can't thank you enough. x"

    Hi Anonymous

    Thank you for your comment. It's a combined effort with the excellent VFC and SS blog. We must all stick together and keep pushing the truth out their.
    We will keep on fighting and we must not take our eye of the committee of enquiry. Thank you again for you kind words

    rs

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