Monthly Archives: January 2013

WHEN IS A CHARITY NOT A CHARITY?

money to burn

MONEY TO BURN

 

WHEN IS A CHARITY NOT A CHARITY?

 
When is a charity NOT a charity? is the heading, so let’s enlighten you. A charity is not a charity When it ‘s a business and that business can be running at a profit or a loss – it is not a charity simply because someone says it’s a charity.

 
To achieve “charitable association”, you must first apply to OSCR (Office of the Charity Regulator) BEFORE you start throwing words around such as; “charitable association”, “charitable status”, or the simple word “charity”, nor can you use the OSCR guidlines or quote OSCR regulations if you are not an official OSCR registered charity. One well known Community Centre in Aberdeen have been abusing the words and telling anyone who will listen and who have donations to give that Inchgarth is an official charity. Inchgarth have been telling people for YEARS that they are a charitable association so obviously many people will have dug into their pockets to give, give, give; when in fact they have been really donating  money to a business – I wonder how many people would give money to their local Supermarket? Have you been hoodwinked into giving money to a business?  In the Community Centre It matters little what you do or what your group or organisation is attempting to fund, you still cannot by law use the word charity unless you have official recognition from OSCR.

 
To clarify; there are only two steps, ie; a business and a charity, there nothing in between except in the brainchild of those who run these outfits – to use the words “charitable association”, is actually illegal.

BEST ABERDEEN WEBSITE SEES HUGE TRAFFIC

BEST ABERDEEN WEBSITE SEES HUGE TRAFFIC GROWTH.

 

WEBSITE TRAFFIC STATS FOR LAST WEEK IN JANUARY 2013

 

BIGGEST WEEKLY GROWTH FIGURES IN OVER A YEAR.

The website stats for this webblog is growing each week and day, in the last 7 days International Scotland has had over 8500 visitors one of the fastest growing websites in Scotland the biggest surprise was most users were using XP still.

Why are so many of you guys visiting us, that’s easy we say what we mean and fully research our stories like the fast moving events in the south of the city these last few days, everyone wants us to search for the truth and then report it.

Most visitors trust us to report local and national news because of our high morality unlike our local rags who people may not trust due to the fact big business decides what gets front page headlines and the fact what we provide is TOTALLY FREE.

Lots of Aberdeen Council staff visit our site daily because we are giving them a secret voice they are not allowed to give, this we will continue to provide always

Our next few stories will cover things like the duty of local councillors who flout national regulations, and when is a charity NOT a charity?

~~~We want to hear from any council official or worker who wants to tell us about an ongoing crisis our sources are telling us about to come forward which is very destrubing and still hoping its not true, we will publish when its been confirmed as we wont be silenced like some media outlets but we need more meat on the bone, as its in the public interest?~~~

We thank all our readers from home and abroad for your continued support and if you have a story for us please send us an email at internationalscotland@gmail.com at no time will we reveal our sources, ever.

 

VITAL LEGAL REFORMS APPROVED AS PARLIAMENT PASSES CIVIL JUSTICE BILL

Gavel

Gavel for Law

 

 

VITAL LEGAL REFORMS APPROVED AS PARLIAMENT PASSES CIVIL JUSTICE BILL

 

Welcoming the Parliament’s final approval of the Civil Justice etc. (Scotland) Bill tonight, which implements recommendations from Lord Gill’s landmark review of Civil Justice in Scotland, SNP MSP Rod Campbell – a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee – said:

 

“These much-needed reforms will help protect the principles of Scotland’s justice system.

 

“In the face of huge Westminster cuts, Parliament has agreed to make savings to the Legal Aid bill – but crucially while maintaining access to justice.

 

“Indeed, it is only because Scotland already runs its own Justice system that we’ve been shielded from the steadily dismantling of the legal aid system south of the border.

 

“In England and Wales, substantial cuts to the Legal Aid budget itself are being accompanied by the removal of many types of cases from legal aid – including criminal negligence, debt, housing, family and welfare benefits.

 

“The balance struck in the legislation passed today will ensure that those who need access to justice receive it – a far cry from what is happening elsewhere in the UK.”

 

ABERDEEN COUNCIL IN DISARRAY

Running for self preservation

Ducking for cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABERDEEN COUNCIL IN DISARRAY

 

Disarray may be the wrong word to use but after Monday nights special meeting we hear there are many councillors running for cover.

It seems the time has come for morality to step forward as questionable conditions have raised their heads.

As internationalscotland have still to iron out the complete story we are researching the facts, so watch this space, this could be interesting! Let me remind the readers, we told you so!

We Want To Know Who The Divi Man Is?

We Want To Know Who The Divi Man Is?

The Golf Cheater picture

Over the last few weeks we have been hearing stories that an 4 handicap standard golfer is playing the kings links course that is building up a reputation of being a Divi not to be confused with the local slang of an insurance collector.

It seems that every-time this golf players ball goes into a course divot some stroke of a miracle happens that the ball does not just sit there before he strikes his next shot, of course this is cheating and we would like to know who it is so we can warn other players before being made another victim?

This may be the reason his handicap is around 4 and not 24?

If you know who this could be please leave a message for us and the true divi amoungst us below?

GOOGLE SHOPPING CHEAPER THAN EBAY UK

GOOGLE SHOPPING CHEAPER THAN EBAY UK

 

EBAY UK SHOCKER

Once not so long ago their were millions of great online bidding bargains to be had, the taxman got jealous dived into the murky waters of online trading and now bargains are very hard to come by these days especially if your after high end laptops or Audio, video gear.

Most dealers on Ebay UK are online household names but over the last few months something strange has started to happen, these online retailers are starting to charge more for goods online in ebay than is currently available in their own dedicated online websites.

Some are charging between £10-100 difference in final prices including delivery, it could be down to simple costs but why pay more for the same item with perhaps less consumer rights, here in the UK we are not called treasure island for nothing!

Buyer beware is the watch words if you see an item that takes your Fancy, copy and paste the said model number into an search engine like Google Shopping and look and see if its the best deal available, these days Google Shopping has the best deals on the web by far?

http://www.google.co.uk/shopping

FUEL DUTY REGULATOR ONLY WAY TO STABILISE FUEL PRICES IN LONG TERM

PETROL PRICE RISE THE LAST THING STRUGGLING UK ECONOMY NEEDS

 

FUEL DUTY REGULATOR ONLY WAY TO STABILISE FUEL PRICES IN LONG TERM

 

The SNP has reiterated its call on the UK Government to introduce a fuel duty regulator, after speculation mounted that the price of petrol is set to increase by up to 4p a litre over the next few days.

 

The Petrol Retailers’ Association have today said that a sharp increase in wholesale fuel prices since December – which they blamed on ‘speculation’ by wholesale traders – was set to further rise over the next few days, which would be passed on to consumers.

 

However, retailers have themselves have come under fire for failing to pass on previous falls in wholesale prices to consumers, and the Office of Fair Trading is due to release a review into the issue shortly.

 

A fuel duty regulator – which sees fuel duty cut as prices (and therefore VAT receipts) rise – is the most effective way of stabilising prices at the pumps in a highly volatile market. However, successive Labour and Tory Governments have refused to implement the proposals.

 

Commenting, SNP Transport Spokesperson Angus MacNeil MP said:

 

“At a time when the economy is teetering on the brink of a triple-dip recession, we simply cannot afford to be putting an extra financial burden on businesses and consumers.

 

“The fuel duty  regulator is a simple, effective way to ensure prices remain stable and give confidence to those whose livelihoods depend on this

 

“The Tories have repeatedly voted against SNP attempts to rein in fuel prices and as long as we’re at the mercy of a disinterested Westminster Government, this roulette wheel will continue.

 

“The fact that a country as oil-rich as Scotland suffers from some of the highest fuel taxes in the EU says it all about Westminster’s attitude to this crucial issue. That’s why it would be far better for Scotland to decide these issues for ourselves.”

 

 

 

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21208524

 

PETROL PRICES ROCKET YET AGAIN.

PETROL PRICES ROCKET AGAIN

FUEL PRICES ROCKET AGAIN

 

 

 

 

PETROL PRICES ROCKET YET AGAIN.

 

PETROL PRICES ROCKET YET AGAIN.
Petrol prices are yet again set to rocket to bring further misery to families and business’s trying to keep afloat during this awful Winter when heating is running at either full blast or the growing numbers of hard pressed poor families who may be huddled round the extortionate  priced single bar electric fire trying to keep from getting hypothermia. I ask you, are those who set fuel prices living on the same planet?
If you have a little look at the fuel prices set around the World it makes you wonder why we live the way we do in our supposedly modern and cosmopolitan country. It does not take a genius to work out that other forces etc…are playing their part on World fuel prices but how far can we really go? have we in the U.K. not been bled enough? Do our fuel prices really need to be so high against for example the U.S. Why in a country like the U.S. who have gas guzzlers that slurp around 5 miles to the gallon which are owned by about a third of the population in America can they buy their petrol/gas for a fraction of what we pay in the U.K. It’s not as if we have far to go for oil!
Take a look at some of these;
Venezuela – around 8 pence per  litre (.36 pence a gallon)
Egypt – around 9 pence per litre (.41 pence a gallon)
Saudi Arabia – around 10 pence per litre (.45 pence a gallon)
Qatar – around 12 pence per litre (.54 pence a gallon)
Bahrain – around 15 pence per litre (.68 pence a gallon)
Libya – around 15 pence per litre (.68 pence a gallon)
Algeria – around 17 pence per litre (.77 pence a gallon)
UNITED KINGDOM – AROUND £1-39 PENCE PER LITRE (£6-26 PENCE A GALLON)
UNITED STATES – AROUND .45 PENCE PER LITRE ( £2-03 PENCE PER GALLON)

 

It’s little wonder that the U.K. is known outside the U.K. as “Treasure Island”.
More on this blatant racket can be found at;
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/petrol-price-rise-way-floodgates-055831576.html

International Scotland Right Again.

International Scotland Right Again.

inchgarth sign new lease deal but only for ten years Capture

 

 

Did we not tell you so!

Yes we did, we said it HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE!

OK no more gloating, but we did say Polly and his inchgarth crew were going to sign this new agreement last year and again this year but we were called liars by the same now totally discredited people and its little wonder they waited two days later to announce this news because they have only got it for 10 years when they said they would only do it if they got what they wanted and that included an 15 year minimum term.

So after all the shouting, we not signing nothing gov, they capitulated just like we said the would, I think Polly owes us and our loyal readers an apology?

As you can see from the above they don’t seem very happy do they?

It might be because of what they left out of the above statement, has Polly resigned as chairman of the inchgarth management committee?, as was part of the said new agreements, when will the HMIE be coming into the centre to carry out the first education assessment in their history?, of course Polly might now say we don’t do educational programmes, try telling that to BAA after getting their 50 grand giveaway donation for providing their imaginery and now fluid and changeable Inchgarth plans.

Inchgarth claims they are moving forward this may be true but not with other leased centres they all think they have been betrayed by inchgarth and they may be right, inchgarth tried to bully elected council members in the labour party and came unstuck, and even now Polly defies the council by offering children’s parties with not 1 but 2 bouncy castles available for hire, not bad since the council have warned about future uses and the fact you need special operators licences which according to the HSE inchgarth don’t have either that or special bouncy castle insurance cover which the council has said won’t be covered by them in the future, so please check the insurance details and make sure your children and their friends are safe before considering booking them please!

Inchgarth Takes Over Bridge of Dee Asda

Inchgarth Takes Over Bridge of Dee Asda.

 

Many would say the above might be their next move given inchgarths latest bid to take over the world OK Aberdeen South, we have received a few complaints from other community centres that their advertisements placed on Asda’s Bridge of Dee’s local community notice boards have been taken down and replaced by a phantom night stalker who has been going in to the store at early mornings around 3-6 am and removing other centres/groups fliers and replacing them with inchgarth community centre programmes and other propaganda materials.

 

If this phantom poster vandal is not aprehended by in Asda in-store secruity staff then Asda must put these fliers behing a locked glass case

If this phantom poster vandal is not apprehended by in Asda in-store security staff then Asda must put these fliers behind a locked glass case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asda serves a huge local community yet only inchgarth literature is present as the photo above proves, the question must be why Asda allow such a blatant abuse of free advertising by one group only how can this be deemed to be playing fair with other groups, centres and or local charities.

If this phantom poster vandal is not apprehended by in Asda in-store security staff then Asda must put these fliers behind a locked glass case in the future and give all local groups a fair crack of the whip they can not allow one group to dominate when so many other centres maybe effected and be seen to be fair and impartial.

We would like to thank everyone who emailed us to tell us about the asda phantom flier stalker!!!

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