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  1. No wonder so many people just "lurk" on this forum, while many others have left, Personally I'm sick of your utterly ridiculous interpretations of what you consider my views to be. No wonder I have difficulty in believing anything that you post, whether it's your version of events in the Botanics or anything else. I've experienced how you twist my own words so why I should I regard anything you write as being truthful? Pat - could you please delete my membership. I'd thought all the "nasties" had left, which is why I returned after a long absence , but seems I was wrong.
  2. I think the use of that kind of language says far more about your attitude than about the parkie in question Sam You seem to have a bit of a chip on your shoulder that causes you to bristle at the very idea of anyone in "authority" asking anyone to abide by the park rules that exist for the benefit of ALL users. The Botanics is first and foremost a Botanical Institution - try going to the equivalent institution in Edinburgh where dogs are barred completely from even entering the premises, as are cyclists, and see what happens when "weans" kick a football. As a long-time regular user of
  3. I was in the Botanics the previous evening with my dog (on the lead as per Botanic Gardens rules Sam - across the river they can run free ) and it was still reasonably busy about 7.00pm. I saw a parkie (don't know whether it was the same one) approach two yobs, in their 20s/30s on the front lawn that were consuming alcohol and speaking to them. Said yobs were not very happy and saw them waving their glass bottles in the air, but a few minutes later they did get up and pull on their tops (thankfully) which covered their peely-wally skinny bodies and moved off. Parkies are NOT police office
  4. They were discussing it this morning on the radio and someone made the point that because Germany is in central Europe it's able to to import various kinds of energy from its neighbours, and they are already importing some nuclear - can't remember which country its coming from. It's a laudable aim to get all of our energy from renewable sources, but various questions are being raised as to whether it will be possible within the kind of time frame that both Germany & Scotland are talking about e.g. there is still no way to store electricity despite all the research that has gone in to it
  5. Agree - and various articles are suggesting compensation at sums much higher than a notional amount of one penny
  6. I saw this article last night on the BBC website - not sure about it being too stupid for words - seems more like a form of psychological abuse to me, with a pair of idiots using their child as an experiment for their idiotic ideas
  7. SNP to take action Have to say while I can understabnd people getting upset at the independence of the Scottish legal system being threatened by London, I still "don't get" why these same people appear happy to allow judges in Europe to undermine it Am I missing something, or is this little more than anti-English posturing?
  8. He already had an appeal against his conviction in Scotland tho' (Court of Session?) and they threw it out, so that is what is ruffling Salmond's feathers and also a few feathers in the legal profession - this is from the Evening Times Alecko - can't answer your question but this what the BBC website says
  9. Didn't follow the case at the time and have not been following the appeal process, but the involvement of the UK Supreme Court raises a number of interesting issues considering that Scotland has always had a totally separate legal system, and that was part of the Union agreement in 1707. Salmond is obviously very unhappy about this "interference" by a London court, which I can fully understand, but presumably if they had NOT overturned the conviction then Fraser could have gone to Europe as it seems that his appeal was lodged under the ECHR? Scotsman article
  10. And that's the entire nub of the matter Lynnski imo - if the Scottish Parliament is going to allow the use of internships, then students should be allocated places purely and simply upon merit.
  11. Personally, I have no interest whatsover in the private lives of our "celebrities" and have never understood why there is such a public appetite to read such tripe. If there was not so much demand from the public then the use of super injunctions or any other of injunction in these situations would never arise. However, I do understand why the courts are taking this seriously i.e. injunctions are put in place for far more serious matters, and if the details can be broadcast online then that is a matter of serious concern. The issue that needs to considered by the powers that be, is w
  12. It appears to be working for nothing Pat, the advantage being to those taking part that it will be a very useful addition to their CV when they apply for a job. The furore in Westminster is that it has always depended upon "who you know" which means it's only the children of wealthy parents with a lot of clout who get them. From what the Herald has discovered, it's just as elitist at Holyrood due to the money required to buy a place. Sam, I wasn't suggesting that the MSP's are getting any money from it - it does appear to be solely Edinburgh University that is benefiting financially. I do
  13. So, do you believe that everything is now hunky-dory and and nothing more needs to be done Symbolism plays a HUGE role in the Irish psyche when it comes to relations with Britain, so I would not dismiss it out of hand. As someone said on the radio this morning - the Queen has not been invited over to open a flower show. The places that she is visiting, such as Croke Park, have been carefully chosen for their symbolism. There is absolutely NO WAY that she could have visited Croke Park even 5 years ago. I have the greatest respect for the Queen (85 years of age?) in being prepa
  14. While it's true that alcohol dependency is a problem across Scotland, there are certain areas where it's more of a problem. The availability of cheap booze in the supermarkets has done more to contribute to pubs closing than the smoking ban or lack of jobs or anything else imo. As you say, it's the solutions to the problems that are the difficult part. Denying Lidl their extension might not solve anything, but neither can I see how granting it can be justified in the current circumstances in that area. Lidl already has an off-sales, there are plenty of others in the area , and people are o
  15. Alcohol dependency is a big issue according to this article and that's led to the Council clamping down on any new licences.
  16. Sadly, we're living a world today when there's risk involved on numerous occasions especially when heads of state or prime ministers or whoever make state visits. Risks have to be evaluated, but if we go down the road of allowing a tiny minority of nutters to decide what can and can't happen, things are really in a bad way. It was being discussed this morning on Radio Scotland by some Irish folk - one was saying that it should have happened before now. The historian Ruth Dudley Edwards who has always seemed a reasonable type to me, was present. She's from a Catholic, nationalist backgr
  17. Welcome to the forum Reassuring to learn that it's not just me being a grumpy old woman when I visit the libraries
  18. I don't agree that it's stirring up old wounds - I see it as a more of a positive step that things have moved on. Wouldn't want to be putting words into Glad's mouth, but I read his comment about "people stuck in hatred objecting" as referring to the tiny minority of Irish Nats who aren't happy about the peace process and don't want to move on I don't consider the Monarchy to be "totally irrelevant in this day and age" either - and judging by the scenes witnessed of vast numbers of ordinary people celebrating the recent Royal Wedding, not to mention the millions of people watching on tv i
  19. Totally agree Harper - you are one of the more reasonable voices in Nationalism but unfortunately on the internet it seems to be the shouty, angry brigade that is most frequently heard as they drown out the rest. The "comments" sections of the Scottish press have been taken over by the cyber-nats and while there may be some very sensible points in there, few intelligent people have the time to waste going through all the trash to look for them. The Scotsman has a number of interesting viewpoints in their articles, but they attract hundreds of comments from the same few people dismissing wh
  20. Absolutely spot-on Dexter. I'm not even going to bother replyingto (or even reading) Sam's posts on independence now that the vitriol and personal attacks are beginning to creep in. When people start to descend to that level it's because they are losing the argument imo.
  21. Comfort ?? - the newspapers are the last place I would go if I felt in need of "comfort" Of course, since you don't like what the article says you can dismiss it as "piss and wind" - presumably all the senior SNP members that are referred to will come out and contradict the story in tomorrow's papers (those papers that do not take a "pro-Unionist stance " of course) Ah well, that settles it then - no need to waste public money in carrying out a referendum of the entire Scottish population :lol: Harper, I don't think there's any question that the vote would go against outrig
  22. A bit of realism at last Seems that even some senior figures in the SNP are not too sure no about coming out totally "from behind their mammy's skirts" Funny enough, I was speaking to one of my friends this morning and she was telling me about a couple she knows who are very SNP-orientated (not sure whether they are party members or not) and in a recent conversation she had with them following the elections, they were quite surprised that my friend thought the SNP wanted full independence.
  23. Cuts are not going far enough Wonder if that includes people on the minimum wage
  24. Absolutely true Pat. Both my nephews are down south (just an example Sam ) - one because he married an English girl, but the other moved south because he couldn't get work up here (and he has a good degree plus good experience in I.T.) Both are doing very well money-wise and career-wise in the south. I think it's got a lot worse over the past years Pat, just going by some of the discussion programmes I've seen on the telly and some posts on a few forums that I've dropped in on. Various things have contributed imo - e.g. Scottish MP's voting on unpopular issues that don't affect Scotl
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