You could grow mushrooms on this manure…

Keep ’em in the dark and feed ’em on bullshit

The best thing that’s happened to metal detecting is the so-called Artefact Erosion Counter (AEC), more accurately, THE ARTEFACT EROSION COUNTER,  a fictional nonsense dreamed up by Heritage Journal’s Nigel Swift and others of that ilk. Why? Simple. The AEC has no basis in fact – everyone knows it – and the more its ‘facts’ are quoted by ‘experts’ so-called, who really ought to know better, the more they become a laughing stock.

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Ha Ha!

Oh, blimey. This is too good to miss.

On the 11th April, that cerebral colossus, Prof David Gill, is unleashing another intellectual behemoth, Paul Barford, to spout about stolen antiquities and other allied bullshit. Barford of course, though not widely known amongst the hangers-on who went East during the Cold War to embrace the Soviets who bankrolled him and gave him a position in their Ancient Monument Department.

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Latest Result: Discrimination 1. Democracy 0.

One of the Irish Metal Detecting Society’s (IMDS) leading lights, Frank Jones, writes on their webpage…” Our main issues are access to state land such as beaches parks, waterways, forests and other state lands where many other groups already enjoy the hobby of their choice.”

Put another way, Irish detectorists are victims of discrimination as result of a small, well-connected and persuasive cadre of heritologists loyal to an agenda that’s aiming to wipe out the pastime of metal detecting across Europe.

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If you’re not in our gang you can’t play in our street…(Yeah, right!)

Many new Tekkies and even a few old hands at the game probably don’t realise ‘out there’ in the blogosphere are some exceedingly malevolent heritage types; some of whom have lost all grasp of reality; while others lack manners and civility, but all have surrendered what shreds of common decency they had and behave like hormonal teenagers who can’t get their own way. Mostly we ignore them but occasionally the extent of their puerile invective and cock-and-bull anti-collecting and detecting spin requires exposure.

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Treasure Hunting Celebrated on New Coin

In the latest issue  of new  10p coins, the Royal Mint is celebrating with 26 collectors’ edition with 10p coins each depicting a letter of the alphabet with the corresponding aspects of Britishness.  The coins all feature appealing designs, including James Bond; the famed English breakfast; and the national dish fish-and-chips; while  ‘L’ represents the Loch Ness Monster. Significantly, the  coin bearing the letter  ‘X’ however…

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