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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1574079)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
But the UC Clinic gives better value and 10% of future patronage.
2) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574076)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I am still bewildered that Cameron agreed to this.

Maybe you are. In my view Scotland were always entitled to vote upon their own future. My personal view is that it would be a mistake to go it alone, but they must make that decision for themselves.

I'm out of the country 5 years and the place quite literally falls apart.

It was always going to do start doing that that whether you stayed or went. I would judge you are well out of it. If I could afford to move where you are I could be well tempted :-)

By the way does anyone here have any Scottish connections to declare.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1574060)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
OI!!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : August-September fundraiser (Message 1573993)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Many many thanks Byron that is a great gesture. AS Julie says we are now well past $3000 :-)
5) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1573986)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The Edinburgh Agreement was signed by David Cameron and Alex Salmond in 2012 sets out that both sides are agreed that the referendum should deliver "a decisive expression of the views of people in Scotland and a result everyone will respect".

If as is expected it will be 52% no, and 48% yes, then that is not a decisive agreement by anyone's standards. Salmond would have had more credibility if he had said

"I will not take my Country into Independence unless it is wanted by the clear majority of the people". He should have called for a minimum 60% Yes vote to go ahead.

He didn't have the guts to, because he knew he would lose. What he has achieved is offers of further devolution which will please Scottish politicians, at least. So whose side was he really on?

Late edit

Elections Scotland said recounts would only be allowed at a local level on the basis of concerns about process, not the closeness of a result.

That is different to parliamentary elections where candidates can request recounts if the vote is close.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1573971)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Ok, seashells and art is a start ....
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1573967)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Invasion of the raccoon waiters.

At a cinema near you!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1573956)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Phew!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1573948)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
M'lud & Members of the Jury, if it please the court. I rest my case.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1573946)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Um er um, could we, just perhaps, just a teeny tad, sorta wend our way and drift sedately back to rocks and art?
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1573944)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Aw shucks.

LOL! You iz incorrigible :-))
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1573941)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Uncle Chris's Clinic for the
terminally afflicted


Are you a total bozo? Go in another room and forget what you went in there for? Suffer from a tea bag or toilet roll problem? Well help is at hand.

Option 1 - Sympathetic and personal consultations always available in total confidence. $49.99 per 30 minute session. Checks payable in advance to PO Box 99 London.

Option 2 - Drive Thru service with no booking fee.

GET A GRIP DOPEY!!

$4.99 cash only
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1573932)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Topless dancing post.

Put yer shirt back on post ....
14) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1573931)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The latest figures show that 96% of those eligible to vote have signed up for it, but we will have to wait for the official turnout figure.

What many people seem to not be seeing is this. If there is a 96% turnout, and as is being predicted, only a 4 point difference in the final vote, then whichever way the result goes, for all intents and purposes, half of the country are going to be pissed off at losing. If there is a Yes vote, big businesses are threatening to re-locate to London, people are saying they will move South.

The net result will be an unhappy divisive Scotland whatever happens. I don't think Alex Salmond has done any favours for anyone in calling this referendum, certainly not Scotland.

But this is what always happens with a close two horse race when the public can't make their mind up. Same in the UK in 2010, and in the USA in 2012. Could be the same with an in/out EU vote for the UK if it ever occurs.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1573810)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Apart from an "I have arrived" statement, a Ferrari can also be bought for its performance and aesthetic looks and classic lines. But I wouldn't class it as art.
16) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1573801)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically find itself outside both the EU and NATO, and have to reapply to join both, officials from those Brussels-based organizations have stressed.

For the EU especially, Scottish re-entry could be a long and arduous process, with other countries dead set against letting the Scots retain the privileges awarded Britain: the so-called opt-outs from being required to use the euro single currency and to join the multination Schengen zone where internal border controls have been scrapped.

For NATO's admirals and generals, the current Scottish government's insistence on a sovereign Scotland becoming free of nuclear weapons would pose enormous strategic and operational headaches, even if a transitional grace period were agreed on. A new home port would have to be found for the Royal Navy's four Trident missile-carrying submarines and their thermonuclear warheads, currently based on the Clyde.

This "risks undermining the collective defense and deterrence of NATO allies," Britain's Ministry of Defense has said. In what might be read as a warning to the Scots, the ministry has said a nuclear-free stance could constitute a "significant" hurdle to Scotland being allowed back into NATO.

Until Scotland rejoined the alliance, to which it's belonged with the rest of Britain for 65 years, new arrangements would also need to be found to patrol vital shipping routes in the North Atlantic and North Sea.

We are being told that 90% of 16 and 17 year olds have registered to vote, and they are almost to a man going to say yes. But do they have the depth of maturity to understand all the above? This group are 3% of the electorate, and with the vote too close to call, it could be Scotland's headstrong youth that takes it down the path to independence.
17) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1573735)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Scotland are being told that independence is a one way trip. However if in 5 years time they asked to come back, I wouldn't think we would completely slam the door in their face. But its unlikely they would ask anyway even if it does go wrong.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1573445)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
OK folks, fret ye not, untwist all the underwear, I have uploaded it to Photobucket for you.

19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1573435)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Book 'em, Danno!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1573423)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Aurora

Vic may be right it is a 32 bit installer.


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