Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TinyPic's unprecedented 19-day block has been lifted. At last I can publish the now-infamous letter of 4 August 2017 from HM Revenue and Customs

Re: Internet cuts since 26 May 2017

From my earlier blog post's Update 21 August (8.03pm):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 21/8/2017 RE: 131st Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

30 August (8.35am): 149 internet cuts since 26 May 2017.* We had to suspend work on our Church and State website on 15 June after 4 internet cuts in one night. With an all-time record breaking 7 cuts in one day by 4pm yesterday afternoon; 56 blocks last month; 58 blocks this month; 8 blocks last week; 10 blocks this week; none since midnight today (as of 30 August at 8.35am).

1. 140th 28 August 2017, 11.38am
2. 141st 28 August 2017, 3.46pm
3. 142nd 28 August 2017, 7.55pm
4. 143rd 29 August 2017, 8.42am
5. 144th 29 August 2017, 9.54am
6. 145th 29 August 2017, 10.52am
7. 146th 29 August 2017, 11.38am
8. 147th 29 August 2017, 12.02pm
9. 148th 29 August 2017, 12.47pm
10. 149th 29 August 2017, 3.10pm

* 12 out of the first 18 internet cuts were within the first four days of a BT engineer's visit on 12 June. It is a matter of written record that this engineer "securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with [our] line".

The War on Free Expression

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26 August: Is this letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs so outrageous that it has now put this entire N4CM blog at risk? (WITH DOUBLE UPDATE 30/8/2017)