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by Alan C.
April 25th, 2015, 9:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 60618

Re: Scottish Devolution

Can I just ask what the previous 6 or 7 posts have to do with the thread title? Also can I remind you all again, it's not about devolution it's about independence!
by Alan C.
April 25th, 2015, 9:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 776
Views: 37540

Re: 2015 UK General Election

I'm with Stuart Hill (captain calamity)
Soverign Shetland
Google him for the story, (some of you have met him if I remember rightly)
by Alan C.
April 23rd, 2015, 10:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 776
Views: 37540

Re: 2015 UK General Election

Nick It would not be a viable proposition for Scotland to have its own nuclear deterrent (they would just shelter under England's) (patronising much) :hilarity: England doesn't have one! There is a 'nuclear deterrent' Based in Scotland that is controlled by America. Poll after poll shows that the p...
by Alan C.
April 19th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 60618

Re: Scottish Devolution

Could we each go it alone? Certainly, but we would both be diminished by so doing. in your opinion! And more specifically, I really, sincerely, believe that Scotland would be severely In a disadvantaged by ploughing its own furrow. Certainly Scots have made huge contributions to Britain (Just think...
by Alan C.
April 15th, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 60618

Re: Scottish Devolution

I've asked before but will ask again, (Nick) Why is England sooooo desperate to hold on to Scotland? And don't give me (again) That egalitarian excuse 'that it's for our own good'
by Alan C.
April 12th, 2015, 7:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 60618

Re: Scottish Devolution

(equivalent, of course- you won't have the pound) Getting tedious Nick, The pound belongs to Scotland every bit as much as it does to England and Wales. And for ffs forget the price of oil! Scotland has a GDP to match the rest of the UK without the oil, the oil is the icing on the cake, Scotlands c...
by Alan C.
March 20th, 2015, 8:38 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Britain Is A 'Christian Nation', apparently
Replies: 111
Views: 46547

Re: Britain Is A 'Christian Nation', apparently

I am also English and concur with what Lewist and fia have said above. "aren't there prayers at council meetings in Scotland?" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18915566 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-18581419 http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2012/05...
by Alan C.
March 20th, 2015, 8:23 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Equinox
Replies: 135
Views: 27311

Re: Equinox

jaywhat wrote:an eclipse and a spring equinox all in one go !
And a super new moon!
how often does that happen?
Next time will be March 20th 2034, then again in 2053 and 2072.
I could possibly be around for the next one but not the two after that. :sad:
by Alan C.
March 15th, 2015, 4:39 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Natural World
Replies: 610
Views: 79775

Re: The Natural World

Looking forward to next weeks eclipse, we are getting 97% coverage, the best in the UK apparently. From MSN. "Shetland expects to be one of the darkest places in the country, with an eclipse of approximately 97%. Sumburgh lighthouse, at the southern tip of the Mainland, will be live-streaming images...
by Alan C.
March 10th, 2015, 7:13 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: BBC Focus Magazine - do you read it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: BBC Focus Magazine - do you read it?

Sorry for being pedantic Compo but it is a science magazine and the scientific understanding of a lot of things have changed, not just from the magazines of 4/5 years ago but in some instances from last month or the one before, so I don't think re-reading is a good idea. :wink:
by Alan C.
March 10th, 2015, 7:04 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Britain Is A 'Christian Nation', apparently
Replies: 111
Views: 46547

Re: Britain Is A 'Christian Nation', apparently

Dave B wrote:Pickles is getting beyond a joke.
Aren't gluttony and avarice two of christianities deadly sins? I don't think I could meet the guy and not punch him.
by Alan C.
March 9th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: BBC Focus Magazine - do you read it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: BBC Focus Magazine - do you read it?

Compo
You could re-read old issues if you don't want to part with them.
Once read never forgotten :smile: I'm just a hoarder.
by Alan C.
March 8th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: BBC Focus Magazine - do you read it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: BBC Focus Magazine - do you read it?

I've been reading Focus for some years (I have a mountain of them that I really should re-cycle) Not got the April issue yet though,
I have considered dumping it as about half the content is now given over to advertisements, grr!
by Alan C.
March 1st, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Swearing an oath on the wrong 'holy' book
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Swearing an oath on the wrong 'holy' book

The judge apparently 'made a mistake'
Seems you can swear on any book and it makes no odds :shrug:

I wonder if they'll deduct the cost of the re-trial from the judges inflated salary? I won't hold my breath.
by Alan C.
March 1st, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool
Replies: 974
Views: 123926

Re: Dogs are cruel, Cats are cool

The wife of a good friend runs a boarding/rescue facility for cats, it's like a 5 star hotel.
Look through the gallery and the facilities.
Dogs are still best though :D
by Alan C.
February 18th, 2015, 8:42 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Give prepayment meter customers a fairer deal
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

Re: Give prepayment meter customers a fairer deal

We have a prepay key meter (it came with the house) and I understand that it would cost us money to have this changed. Surely by paying for your leccy before you even use it is more beneficial to the provider than direct debit? Although on past experience of direct debit payments I know that they hu...
by Alan C.
February 8th, 2015, 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Food and drink
Replies: 54
Views: 11641

Re: Food and drink

Alan H
bread and butter, dipped in sugar! We certainly had them - anyone else remember them?
Oh yes! And what about condensed milk sarneys? Or 'pancakes' Made with just flour and water?
Them were the days :wink:
by Alan C.
February 8th, 2015, 10:28 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Religious knowledge
Replies: 33
Views: 4132

Re: Religious knowledge

^+2 :smile: