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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
19 September 2014
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I stayed up till the Glasgow result. Once that was a Yes vote, but not by a big enough margin, the result was clear.

Myself, I am pleased to see Scotland still a part of the Union.

Now the real work begins for our politicians. A new democratic settlement needs to be reached for the whole of the UK. That is the opportunity the Scottish No vote has gifted the rest of the UK, and I thank Scotland – Yes and No voters both – for giving all of this chance to redefine the Union.

The question is whether our politicians are up to it, and it’s a big question. Scotland should obviously get more devolved powers quickly as they have been involved in a conversation about their part of the Union for a long time. That conversation has not really been going on in the rest of the Union, and the two should not be tied together to happening on the same timetable as some of our politicians are already attempting to do.

If our politicians get this wrong, and fool themselves into believing this has been settled for a generation, they will fail the UK, and the Union will fall, with Scotland demanding another referendum within years should the promises made prove hollow.

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19 September 2014
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I’ll openly state that Cameron et al will break the promises made in the days before the vote. They’ve lied and turned back on promises and vows made to their own voters so it wont be at all surprising when they do it to us.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

19 September 2014
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For the record, here in Canada it was 15 years between Quebec’s two unsuccessful referendums on separation (1980, 1995).

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19 September 2014
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I’m surprised Alex Salmond resigned. I guess I’m used to politicians in the US hanging in there long after anyone wants them to.

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19 September 2014
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His intention and desire was to bring Independence to Scotland, having failed to achieve he decided to resign. Its not a surprise up here.

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19 September 2014
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I would have thought he’d stay to hold Cameron accountable to his promises.

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19 September 2014
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He’ll be about for a bit longer as he hands over the reigns to whoever replaces him, the favourite currently being second-in-command Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP wont let Cameron, Clegg and Milliband off lightly and they would be incredibly stupid to piss off Scotland as we will not vote for them in next years General Election next year – tho thats more a concern for Milliband and Clegg as the Scots already detest the Tories thanks to Thatcher; i think there is one Conservative seat in Scotland and thats right on the border.  However i doubt they care that much despite the words that have been uttered in the last few weeks.

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25 September 2014
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25 September 2014
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What idiots! We all know cats are slime moldsa-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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Pakistani Malala Yousafzai has been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

She becomes, by far, the youngest Nobel Laureate, at the age of 17. (The previous youngest, Sir William Lawrence Bragg, was 25 when he was awarded the Physics prize with his father in 1915; two Peace prize winners were 32 when they won).

It is a remarkable achievement for a remarkable young woman. You have to wonder if the Taliban just how powerful a voice they would give her when they shot her in the head. Surviving that, she could so easily have sought anonymity and place to hide, but instead spoke louder and inspired many.

It is a well deserved award.

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10 October 2014
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Greenpeace made a really good video on how destructive Shell is to the planet using Lego which has resulted in Lego cancelling their deal with Shell (source: Yahoo News). Doubt it will make much difference but still pleasing.

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10 October 2014
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I was going to mention ebola but the topic depresses me.  More aid to Africa and some quarantine and the problem is fixed, but whoever runs the world seems not to care.  We quarantine animals coming to Australia and have managed to prevent the spread of some nasty diseases down here for hundreds of years – you would think countries could do the same to protect their citizens.

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11 October 2014
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Scotland have beaten Georgia one nil in our Euro 2016 qualifier. Far too nervy – as always. 

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11 October 2014
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Greenpeace made a really good video on how destructive Shell is to the planet using Lego which has resulted in Lego cancelling their deal with Shell (source: Yahoo News). Doubt it will make much difference but still pleasing.

Very powerful video, sorry to detract from it but for GOT fans: Jon, Ygritte and Ghost at 0:50

 

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@AppleScruffJunior said
Very powerful video, sorry to detract from it but for GOT fans: Jon, Ygritte and Ghost at 0:50

Didn’t notice at first!

14 October 2014
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Tragic news from my former neck of the woods as a haunted hayride went terribly awry in Maine. This happened close to where we lived and even closer to where I worked. Zag and I talked about doing one of these every year we lived there but never got around to going.

Meanwhile, about 90 minutes or so from where we currently live, this wack job is still on the loose. He has eluded state police and the FBI for a month now.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

20 October 2014
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You have to pay a minimum of 5p for each plastic bag you get in a shop in Scotland from today. Delighted with this as the amount that are needlessly taken from stores is ridiculous. Couldn’t have come in soon enough for my liking.

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22 October 2014
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There’s an ongoing shooting incident occurring in Ottawa, Canada – possibly terrorist-related. A soldier on guard at the National War Memorial has been shot in the chest, the shooter moved to the area of the parliament building, eyewitnesses say at least twenty shots fired there. The whole area has been locked down as police search. Some MPs have just tweeted that the gunman has been shot, while Reuters are reporting more shots in the area and the gunman is still loose.

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More than one gunman, a few reports say up to five but more likely to be two or three. One of the attackers is dead. Situation ongoing with many buildings on lockdown. The BBC’s live updates.

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22 October 2014
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I just woke up (I live in Canada) and WTF is going on?!  I thought people liked us!  paul-mccartney

I’m scared.

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