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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scotland's Independence: John Oliver's Take (Message 1574430)
Posted 23 minutes ago by Sirius B
Sirius, what a gorgeous video to match the song. Wish I could have been there.

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I was & still wish I was back there. The atmosphere while they were singing was tremendous. It's a bugger getting old :-(

Edit:

It's a shame that camcorders as we have today were not available back then. The videos in my collection would have been awesome.

Edit 2: The best version I've heard to date...

Loch Lomond
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scotland's Independence: John Oliver's Take (Message 1574425)
Posted 34 minutes ago by Sirius B
Sirius - amen to that!

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Thanks. Was at one particular "locked doors" session when this group started this...

Ellen Vannen

...at the end, there was not a dry eye in the house.
3) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574422)
Posted 43 minutes ago by Sirius B
One good thing to come out of all this was this: -

Generation 2014 give their verdict

It has given youth an opportunity at a young age to make important decisions that affect their future, & from what has been seen, they've approached it sensibly.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scotland's Independence: John Oliver's Take (Message 1574417)
Posted 52 minutes ago by Sirius B
And the best part was when Mikey, the owner, would lock the door at 2:00 am, as required by law, and there would be a private jam session with a few of these folks. My goodness, I miss that. Sadly, Johnny died in 2005. What a loss.
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Done that many a time during the years I lived in London. Looking back, I regard them as "special memories".
5) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1574402)
Posted 1 hour ago by Sirius B
He wouldn't be the only one & can you blame them?
6) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1574399)
Posted 1 hour ago by Sirius B
So in other words, "Ambulance Chasers". Bet you're sorry now for making it so easy for them. Shame you had to export it to the rest of the world.

Perhaps you should offer them free cruise trips to the bottom of the Mariana's trench? It might be a good start.


& get them to pay for the one-way ticket would be a better option. :-)
7) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574395)
Posted 1 hour ago by Sirius B
Why would anyone read any comments after a news article? Apart from the fact that its where a lot of idiots with access to a keyboard go to hang out, any serious vested interest in the issue will actually pay people to go and post negative/positive comments there.

Well exactly, and as you were perfectly aware that was why I mentioned that to try to avoid a similar occurrence here. Salmon is too experienced a politician to go off in a huff, I'll bide my time until tomorrow to see what else gets reported.

That's just what your problem is. One minute you state this: -

But oh dear, Salmond has thrown a strop - bad loser?

Followed by the statement in bold.

Either you are doing it for a wind-up or you sorely lack comprehension of the English Language.

We are all aware of what politicians are like, but it cannot be disputed, he did the honourable thing. Not many politicians have that courage.
8) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1574363)
Posted 1 hour ago by Sirius B
So in other words, "Ambulance Chasers". Bet you're sorry now for making it so easy for them. Shame you had to export it to the rest of the world.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scotland's Independence: John Oliver's Take (Message 1574362)
Posted 2 hours ago by Sirius B
So Scots are still Brittish? or what would the proper way of saying be. Not trying to insult.

No they're still Scots. Britain is a union made up of the "home" nations.
10) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574352)
Posted 2 hours ago by Sirius B
Have a read of the comments below the report .....

Salmond

The best of them...

"At least unlike dithering Messrs Cameron, Milliband & Clegg who believe in nothing Alex Salmond has always had the Courage of his convictions and believed in what he stood for, now he has the dignity to impale himself on his own sword. Perhaps Cameron & Co can do the same."
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1574325)
Posted 2 hours ago by Sirius B
Ooh, a right tete-a-tete. Go get 'em Janne :-)
12) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574321)
Posted 2 hours ago by Sirius B
But oh dear, Salmond has thrown a strop - bad loser?

Salmond resigns

He's done the honourable thing by falling on his sword. How many in Westminster with the courage to do that?
13) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574319)
Posted 2 hours ago by Sirius B
The Alex Salmond Story

A very interesting report.

"Cameron was confident that the SNP could not win in a straight yes/no contest, so rejected Salmond's demands for a third "devo max" option - more powers for the Scottish Parliament in lieu of full independence - to be added to the ballot paper.

In the event, Salmond came far closer to winning the referendum than anyone thought possible when it was announced. The Yes campaign's late surge in the polls shocked the Westminster establishment into offering what may amount to a form of "devo max" after all, before a single vote had been cast."

Just what Westminster needed, an extra large wake up call...

A Better future for the UK

...yep & Salmond will make sure you don't continue like this...

""What I said, although they turned my microphone off, was 'Poll tax for the poor, tax cuts for the rich, nothing for the National Health Service - an obscenity!' That was my wee speech," Salmond recalled earlier this year in an interview with Derek Bateman."

...unfortunately, that's going to be up to Sturgeon to do...

Salmond to quit as first minister
14) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1574308)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
Ok. Whatever you say.

I think I am too old for these discussions. Grew up in a time when these discussions were done over Coffee (Beer?) in a local place.

When someone in the group would continually make these Sharply/Pointed, Accusing, Non-Thinking type of attacks: They would be told to stop and get back to an Intelligent Discussion. If these type's refused - they would be asked to leave.

Unfortunately, they would ALWAYS believe they were correct in their attitude, and accuse us of the same. Typical.

Guess, with The Internet, we must suffer. Brave New World.

Really? How else are we to think of those murders? Attacking defenceless children...

...yes, lovely brave new world!
15) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1574286)
Posted 4 hours ago by Sirius B
The problem with that type of thinking Gary is that even a normally sane person will kill if he /she is pushed in the right way and having guns that are easely got is the problem not the so called nutters ....

Hence my post about the tragedy in my country farmer kills 2 daughters and his wife then kills himself ...

However unlike your country not everybody can have a gun here , but in the states you can buy them every where .Farmers can ,to kill vermin and protect there crops but people in the city's have to belong to a rifle club , have police checks and then can only buy bolt action not military automatic's and hand guns are even harder to get here .

You will never stop someone from killing others but you can make it dam hard to do so , guns are just too easy !

We are, what we are.

You are, what you are.

That statement shows just what your country thinks of life in dismissing the murders of 11 children so easily.
16) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574283)
Posted 4 hours ago by Sirius B
Hey Angela, I've just insulted a whole country again! Another one for the list :-)

Probably one of the main reasons why they wanted independence & can you blame them with the Engleesh constantly insulting others, jus who would have thought that this is the 21st century.
17) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1574178)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
The rise of the "new Taliban"

Who's next Obama?
18) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 5 (Message 1574176)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
About to get much worse...

Obama p's off Putin
19) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1574174)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
America sure love their guns!
20) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574173)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
Fife just declared, the UK is safe :-) With 2 councils still to vote, the Nay's have it.

Cameron must now be on his knees praying that he loses the next election so that he does not have to give us the referendum on Europe.


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