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Old 01-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #16
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Isn't that Chuck Testa-cle?
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #17
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Even stuffed with feathers, that horse wouldn't be light.
He can't be in that brigade, then, can he?
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:22 PM   #18
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #19
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Are you sure that's not Sweden?
They have a Snel Hest meme...

In other news, we've been knocked about by high winds again last night and today.
Even we felt it in our protected location.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #20
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I'm wondering if its an anti-poaching tool? Weren't the Russians having a problem with people shooting the wild horses around Chernobyl?
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:41 AM   #21
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Meanwhile, in Toonland...

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Old 01-21-2012, 04:08 PM   #22
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:13 PM   #23
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Good one!
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #24
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Ouch ...

Wait .."Spearmint Rhino Gentleman's Club"? Wtf?
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #25
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Meanwhile in Scotland...

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Must be a bit windy there.
By coincidence ???
Maybe Limey or others can fill us Yanks in on what is (likely) to happen with this...

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Bryan Kay
January 25, 2012

Scotland talks independence but can it afford it?
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With a vote on Scotland's independence from the UK becoming more inevitable,
Scots want to know how an independent Scotland would pay its bills.

With the pro-independence Scottish Nationalist Party now in control of the Scottish parliament
in Edinburgh for the first time, the idea of independence is gaining traction.
First Minister Salmond vowed when his party won in 2011 to hold
a referendum on independence before the end of his term.

But British Prime Minister David Cameron and his ruling coalition in London said
earlier this month that Scotland's devolved parliament does not have the constitutional powers
to call a referendum, or to dictate its terms, sparking a heated debate.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #26
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I dunno. Maybe we Yanks can fill them in on what it takes to break away from Mother England.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #27
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #28
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Cameron was rumoured to be offering the Scots a vote for independence.
But the referendum must be with the next 18 months, is legally binding and is all-or-nothing.

That would have been a huge gamble for Alex Salmond, who promotes a middle of the road solution which means more devolution (Scotland gaining more powers of self-government). This is the only middle of the road thing about him; he wants to get people who aren't hardcore nationalists on his side.

It's an extremely complex issue, as if Scotland does gain full independence it will affect the Armed Forces, the NHS, banking, the Houses of Parliament and the House of Lords, the Monarchy, the BBC, the Union Jack and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Salmond is countering with a consultation paper suggesting a referendum in 2014, with a devolution-max option, where Scots can opt out of much of the control Whitehall currently has. As above, he is worried he will be defeated in an all or nothing vote.

There are various strands to this, including whether ex-pats can vote. Sean Connery has been very vocal about Scottish independence, but every radio interview I've heard with a Scot just derides him. He doesn't live here (Scotland), he doesn't work here and he doesn't pay taxes. Fuck his opinion. Oh and he once dated my Granny. She could have married him you know.

They bottled Sheena Easton offstage last time she came back to sing.

I can't see that dividing small countries into smaller countries makes sense.
It's like subsistance farming.
With Scotland's lower population per square mile I think they benefit from being part of the UK.

Parliament might feel a long way away if you're in the Hebrides, but so will Edinburgh. The UK as it stands definitely benefits from having Scotland as part of the Union. I believe Scotland does too. Alex Salmond vehemently disagrees, but he is a man I would not trust as far as I can spit. And being a lady, that's only into a handkerchief.

Anyway, that was Scottish Independence Lite.
I am more than happy to take a backseat if and when Scots (both born and implanted) air their views.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #29
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Nothing wrong there other than that Salmond would be for independance in preference to any 'middle-of-the-road' solution.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #30
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Of course. But he wants a halfway house to bring the voters along with him.
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