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January 7th, 2017, 11:44 am

happy christmas, foula!
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January 7th, 2017, 12:00 pm

who says the UK is a backwater!
Its inhabitants were the last to speak Norn, a form of old Norse which died out around 1800.
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Foula got running water in 1982 and full electricity by 1984
 
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January 7th, 2017, 1:10 pm

who says the UK is a backwater!
Its inhabitants were the last to speak Norn, a form of old Norse which died out around 1800.
(snip)
Foula got running water in 1982 and full electricity by 1984
I prefer well water, the ones i dig myself. Make sure secret service does not put chemicals in the water to mind control.
Our relatives in Norn Iron were flax farmers and only got electricity in late 60s. They had a shed full of batteries.
 
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January 9th, 2017, 7:56 am

who says the UK is a backwater!
Its inhabitants were the last to speak Norn, a form of old Norse which died out around 1800.
(snip)
Foula got running water in 1982 and full electricity by 1984
I prefer well water, the ones i dig myself. Make sure secret service does not put chemicals in the water to mind control.
good thinking, it's the only way to be safe
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Our relatives in Norn Iron were flax farmers and only got electricity in late 60s. They had a shed full of batteries.
 
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January 13th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Girl Recites Koran Verse Denying Jesus as Son of God in Church

St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow, Scotland, at an epiphany service
 
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April 11th, 2017, 8:38 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelThe Buckfast TriangleI'd never heard of the stuff.I guess it's the predecessor of Red Bull with vodka or Tucker Death MixwikiQuoteThe wine, which is still manufactured using many of the same ingredients, is based on a traditional recipe from France. The Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey first made the tonic wine in the 1890s. It was originally sold in small quantities as a medicine using the slogan "Three small glasses a day, for good health and lively blood".
Monks could lose charitable status over production of 'dangerous' Buckfast wine

I was puzzled by a couple of paragraphs
Last year the abbey said it supported alcohol education charities like Drinkaware, a fact which the the charity disputes is true.
At the time the Buckfast Abbey Trust said: "The majority of people who drink the tonic wine do so responsibly. We fully support the efforts of charities such as Drinkaware who work to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK."
to me, saying "We fully support the efforts" just means that they think the charities are doing a good job and they encourage them to continue. It does not imply that they are supporting the charities financially.
The previous sentence then is somewhat strange.
 
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April 17th, 2017, 7:43 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelThe Buckfast TriangleI'd never heard of the stuff.I guess it's the predecessor of Red Bull with vodka or Tucker Death MixwikiQuoteThe wine, which is still manufactured using many of the same ingredients, is based on a traditional recipe from France. The Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey first made the tonic wine in the 1890s. It was originally sold in small quantities as a medicine using the slogan "Three small glasses a day, for good health and lively blood".
Monks could lose charitable status over production of 'dangerous' Buckfast wine

I was puzzled by a couple of paragraphs
Last year the abbey said it supported alcohol education charities like Drinkaware, a fact which the the charity disputes is true.  
At the time the Buckfast Abbey Trust said: "The majority of people who drink the tonic wine do so responsibly. We fully support the efforts of charities such as Drinkaware who work to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK."
to me, saying "We fully support the efforts" just means that they think the charities are doing a good job and they encourage them to continue. It does not imply that they are supporting the charities financially.
The previous sentence then is somewhat strange.
Those monks are no true Scotsmen!
 
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December 31st, 2017, 3:17 pm

Happy Hogmanay 2017
 
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October 4th, 2018, 11:42 am

Celtic-mad Rod Stewart ‘banned from singing Irish ballad Grace by BBC’ during live radio set despite insisting it’s ‘not really an IRA song’

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/s ... bc-celtic/

BBC (like RTE) does not ban songs. Some are not played because they are unsuitable for their audiences.
 
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October 5th, 2018, 11:31 am

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notice how shetland isn't in the right place on that map ?
Scotland has passed a law banning putting shetland in a map box like that
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