Ahh the obligatory
76 posts • joined 2 Oct 2009
he was just trying to make Plaxo know as a killer app!
been with them for years and it's been fine... this is not to say other haven't as they obviously have but my experience has been fine
Sorry Chris ............ it was Delia Smith the English cookery writer/presenter that came up with deep fried mars bar in the 70's
Scotland under the articles of the union is still a country .. this is why it has it's own separate and distinct legal system , bank note printing and such amongst otherthings
"Funny how a tiddly proto-nation with tiny oil reserve"
Erm.. Scotland has the largest oil reserves in Europe(with just North Sea oil)... it's not just in the North Sea either.
There is oil and gas off the West coast and the claim at Rockall too.
SNP MP's do not vote on matters that are purely to do with English affairs as a point of principla and that's their answer to the West Lothian Question Tam Dalyell asked.
The same cannot be said of Labour, the tories or the lib-dems
"No it isn't. Stop making things up."
read it and weep
"You do know one of the worst offenders was a Scottish bank, as was one of the lesser ones?
erm.. They haven't been Scottish except ijn name and where the HQ building are for quite some time..
The Rpoyal bank of Scotland is owned by KLLoyds TSB and the Bank of Scotland is HBOS.. H for Halifax.
Also as for the bailouts... here's the thing....
For example Barclays with registered offices in anerica benefited GREATLY from US bailouts... why? it was based there as were RBOS,HBOS and others.
The companies try to compartmentalise by having an LLC in each country it operates in..
Thus RBOS and HBOS both having companies registered and trading in London would have got bailouts just the same.
which means that in Scotland the bailouts would have been affordable to the Scottish govt
"Equally, also worth bearing in mind that just because the vote may be in favour of leaving the Union that doesn't mean it will happen."
yes it does.. The Edinburgh Agreement and The Scottish referendum act say differently
LOL... i think you got that the wrong way round.. the no campaign are all threats ,scare tactics and basically FUD
"especially when the Shetland and Orkney Islands decide to return to Norway (or possibly Denmark) with their oil and gas reserves."
LOL then you'd be wrong in that assumption.
you see there isn't a movement to do so except one english guy on the Orkneys whose boat got wrecked and he stayed.. he's known locally as a bit of a nutbar...
BUT the main point is this.. is they DID want to go back to those countries they would be classed as "Enclaves2 under international law and only have 12 miles of territorial water and no continental shelf entitlement , that would be Scottish.
This was pointed out by the European Journal of International Law last year and they'd know better than either of us.
In their scenario they went with England but same outcome either way... they would get ZERO oil feilds
um... I think you'll fidn that they get EU money for infracstucture expansion and the coverage, even out in the sticks isn't bad at all.
In fact 45 millions in EU money was given by BT to get fast broadband out into the sticks and Edinburgh city council gave them another 1.5 millions to hasten the deployment of fibre in the city.
if you think these companies always pay out of their own pocket you are living in a dreamworld.
"Yes, the rUK, French and Spanish will all block the Scottish application for EU membership."
that's simply not true and you KNOW it
again i call bullshit
"Yes - NHS policy and funding is already devolved to the Scottish government who are actually cutting funding there, but funnily enough the Yes camp are keeping that bit quiet by pretending they don't have control of the NHS"
The funding has gone up in real terms and the only problem foreseen with NHS funding is with a no vote as due to the Barnett fomrula when the NHS in england cuts funding the Barnett consequentials kick in and Scotland gets less funding.
BTW Scotlands pays in much more to the UK than it gets out.. we are not subsidised at all.
i call bullshit on you.
The plan is to renationalise the Scottish postal serviced and ENSHRINE the universal service obligation
Maffski.. there's a 300 page(i think) white paper published by the Scottish govt on exactly that..
try researching a bit more
<blockquote>If I were a Scot, I'd be ashamed my country ever let this get so bad.</blockquote>
LOL are you serious? WESTMINSTER let it get this bad and that's an undeniable fact.
Mind you to be fair it's getting better since the SNP got in and that's another fact.
We have free education, free prescriptions, free healthcare and all the while the English and Welsh NHS march ever onwards towards privatisation.... vigrin Healthcare are making a fucking packet out of it.
Saying that the SNP are a one issue party with no interest in anything outside their cuntry... i am afraid you are getting mixed up buddy.
There's a difference between CIVIC nationalism and ethnic nationalism.. the SNP is the former
To quote a famous Socialist who latterly came to the SNP Jimmy Reid. "to be a good nationalist , first you must be a good internationalist"
The 18 months between the vote and the proposed date of independence in March 2016 is when any EU negotiations will take place ;)
you'll fidn that it was Delia Smith... you know the english lady who does the books and TV cooking stuff that came up with that idea in the 70's bud..lol
The goalposts were changed in the 79 referendum. The change meant that there needed to be a 40% turnout, which btw is a damned site higher than most general elections!
That referendum was for devolution, not independence.
This time round it's too close to call at the moment.
I am definitely in the YES camp and stuff like this .. ie more costs is a load of bullshit... the reason???
The plan is to LOWER corporate tax to below the UK's current level as an incentive to bring business here so why would it be more expensive if their costs are lowered?
It's purely a case of London-centric business getting involved and trying to bully the electorate with more FEAR FEAR FEAR... that has been the staple of the NO campaign.
"that the British police now truly believe they have the right to state that something's illegal even when that's not the case"
British police?.. there is no British police service... you have the various police services in England and Wales under English law.
You have the Police in Scotland, one single police service under Scottish Law a separate and distinct legal system and jurisdiction
And you have the police Service Northern Ireland under Northern Irish Law ,a separate and distinct legal system and jurisdiction
so.. erm.. British Police??
they have worked together before.
The powerPC was a join venture by the AIM alliance.. namely Apple,IBM and Motorola.
and the reason they worked together before will be the same as now... MONEY......
plain and simple.
not just TV and DVD/BR, there also have quite the foothold in refrigeration, air conditioning and all sorts..
Samsung has a fair footprint in many, many markets. Not that apple would be bothered about any markets they don't have their paws personally in.
However i am just extending your point about Samsungs markets.... which are vast and varied bud
you'll find that there is precedent :)
BTW are you a legal expert? me.. nope.. however i am quite sure the guys at the European journal of International law are... :)
BTW I am reading for my Masters in Scottish history at the University of Edinburgh.. so yeah i love history and not made up nonsense from sources like a blog :)
Actually you'll find that it was in 1979 that the Scots decided they wanted their own assembly however some anus in Westminster changed the rules in an early day motion to make it so that if people didn't turn out to vote... like the recently dead for example... that those non votes were ruled to be np votes.
The EU then pressured the Westminster govt about self determination and "regional assemblies" and the Blair govt presented it like it was all their idea.. which it wasn't.
If you want to blame anyone about the cost of the building... which the people of /Scotland were also very pissed off about ... then how about you blame the labour run procurement procedures at the time whereby all the contracts went to their pals in construction.
And ask Labour why they never put penalty clauses in it for lateness or a penalty for moving the goal posts on costs..... Also have a look into what board members have heavy labour connections via membership or being donors.. that'll give you the answer :)
as they say in Scotland..... you talk pish...
there has always been the "too wee, too poor, too stupid" coming from the no camp.
and they are ALWAYS trying to spread FUD... it's their stock and trade. The FUD is an attempt to scare the "don't knows" into being a no vote.
sorry .. but you are wrong, which is why you post as AC.... just a troll. international law and maritime law are against you on this :)
ok.. let's say they DO for some reason, decide to stay with the union.. let's say they do... ok?
they would both have "Enclave" status and only 12 miles of territorial waters which would be within the Scottish waters which are 200 miles from the 12 mile limit.
and you know what?
within those 12 miles... no oil and no gas.....
so it's just another BS scarey story that seems to make the unionist doom and gloom merchants feel good about themselves as they try to scare the vote into a "NO".
sorry but THIS was precisely covered in the European Journal of international law.
So i am afraid you'll just have to suck that one up :)
READ IT AND WEEP
BTW the same counts for Orkney as well and were they hell .. Orkney for Example was gifted to The Sinclairs of Rosslyn and they became the "Jarls" of Orkney, the Shetlands and Orkney were NOT allies of England.. you are purely making shit up.
As i said, Orkneys.. Scottish... gifted to the Sinclair...
And the Shetlands were fundamentally "pawned" to Scotland as part of the dowry for his daughter Margaret to King James III in 1468
you don't half talk some crap pal.
actually it wouldn't if Shetland went independent it would be legally classed as an "Enclave" and thus only have 12 miles of territorial waters inside Scottish waters which would extend 200 miles.
you reallY haven't a clue.
As for the "king Alex" crap.. who says they are going to be the govt of the day in an independent Scotland... that's for the electorate to decide in the first post independence elections.
And seeing as the Reason D'etre of the SNP will be achieved.. then the broad church that makes up the SNP would probably move to other parties....
There's much more to the indy campaign than the SNP.. there's the green, Scottish Labour for Independence, Scottish Trade Unionists for Independence, The Radical Independence Campaign.. and a whole lot more.....
It's interesting to note that unionists try to make this about personality rather than the truth... which is it's about independence NOT Salmond or the SNP....
really? no monetary union????
you do realise that a sterling monetary union is NOTHING NEW
The irish Were in one with the pound for YEARS before the euro and Irish notes and coins were produced by the ROYAL MINT.. again try doing some research before you open your mouth and let yer belly rumble!
The Darrien scheme that failed due to the Blockade of Scotland and the routes to south American by the English Navy?
Yeah.. that Darrien scheme.... and the union was brought about by that crash ... plus the Alien act making it illegal to trade with Scotland or even employ Scots in England.
The Nobles might have been mostly skint by the Darrien Scheme but the towns and Burghs were far from it.
Then we have the bribery by English Govt Agent Defoe....
And then the fact that it was actually an illegally convened Scottish parliament who passed the act here.
The people of Scotland didn't want the union....
In fact there were riots in the streets in Ayr, Glasgow,Edinburgh,Dumfries, Dunfermline, Aberdeen and other places.
Burns even wrote a poem about it called "Parcel O' Rogues"
Also, you'll find that the Edinburgh Stock exchange didn't exist in 1706/7
oh we will be getting it back... check out what the European journal of international law has to say about it.. as does international law and maritime law...
Westminster doesn't have a leg to stand on when it comes to that one Mr AC troll
tell that to the Welsh :P
i call bullshit right now on that.
let's look at it from a viewpoint of membership in the likes of the EDL and their Scottish counterparts.. the SDL
The EDL have membership of THOUSANDS all over England and are crazy, racist, mental assholes...
In Scotland there are less than 100 SDL members and they are despised.
And the extent of the BNP's membership in Scotland became known after the membership list leak a few years ago... it was also under 100... sitting then at about 86.
England as a whole is FAR more right wing leaning than Scotland.. this is simple fact. just look at how far right the labour party has swung to the right to catch that "Middle England " vote.....
So far right that they have actually abandoned any pretence of "socialism".
I have travelled extensively over the past couple of years from Scotland down to Nottingham via Leeds and Sheffield and have found the racial tension to be incredibly horrendous.. all racial groups seemed to be at each other throats.... none of which is helped by the likes of the EDL, BNP and UKIP which all seem to have a lot of interchangeable membership
<blockquote>The paradox is rooted in your treatment of Scotland as a nation. It is not, nor is England; they ceased to be nations in 1707</blockquote>
I would re-read and then get a legal opinion on that piece of idiocy....
Scotland and England NEVER ceased to be nations.... not ever.
why do you think there are separate and distinct legal systems in place???
why do you think that when, for example the Westminster apllied for the share of the oil/gas off Rockall it did so "For and on Behalf of the Nation of Scotland"........ research that.. you might learn something
well the legal experts at the European Journal of International Law would beg to differ with you on that and i would hazard a guess they , being experts in international law would know better than you or I.
They are on Scotland's portion of the continental shelf.. and thus... Scottish.... and thus for tax and revenue purposes.. Scottish... so they invent "extra-regio territories" to hide the extent of the riches of Scottish revenues
It excluded so as to artificially deflate Scotland's contribution to the UK.
This is something that BOTH the OECD and the European Journal of international law have stated as did Ted Heath when he admitted in a recent interview that Successive tory and labour govts have lied their asses off about the worth and amount of Scottish oil and gas for YEARS.
Also there's the McCrone report by a govt economist which was declared a state secret which stated that Scotland, as an independent nation would " be in an embarrassingly large surplus as an independent nation" as compared to it's then position within the UK(1973/4)
obviously you have never actually read and understood the wording of the act of the union ;)
what youy are also failing to consider as a factor is that the only oil and gas revenues counted in the G.E.R.S figures(govt expenditure and revenue Scotland) figures are ON SHORE revenues. The oil and gas revenues are hidden as earnings from "Extra-regio territories" so add those on.... and you'll find a different story.
Also you'll find that 20% of all corporation tax revenues in the UK are from Scotland.
As to the "careful what you wish for" silliness.... well put simply you'll find that the 500 questions put up by the "better together campaign" are unanswerable as they can only be answered by two sets of circumstances.......
one that Westminster , as recommended by the electoral commission, entered into pre-negotiations with the present Scottish Govt so as to clarify positions and probabilities.
Two they could only be answered by the elected govt of an independent Scotland... an election that won't happen till 2016 should a yes vote occur.
Also we have the OECD making a laughing stock of the office of budget responsibilities figures... telling us that the oil/gas in the North Sea alone would be worth up to 4 trillion(min 1.5 trillions).. i wish my life could be THAT uncertain.
Also there is oil/gas off the West coast and a lion share of the Claim at Rockall(shared with Iceland and Ireland) now those assets lend stability, especially when managed using the Norwegian Model which gives Norway a state oil fund which bailed out the world bank from pocket change.....
Mind you, come independence we will have back the 6000 square miles of Scottish waters re-zoned on the fly by Blair and Brown in 1999... a ridiculous situation whereby if you sail 12 miles off the coast of Fife.. you are in English waters.
yes it's a fact from official govt figures...
London top per capita spending... then northern Ireland then Scotland
that was the point of Tam Dalyell's "West Lothian Question" in the 1970's
Under the act of the union separate and distinct legal systems were guaranteed for Scotland and England.. with few exceptions reserved to Westminster
oh really... i think you'll find that the per capita spend goes like this
top of the list.. London... then Northern Ireland then Scotland.. but hey.. don't let facts get in your way
RBS... HBOS, Clydesdale bank........ all owned by multinationals...
Just because they started in Scotland doesn't make them Scottish any more.. they became huge multinationals.. in fact the clydesdale was bought over in 1988 by an Aussie bank , as was the midland Bank.
please read further than the bloody daily mail for yer facts
recently moved to them for fibre. they have a similar system.
IF they are using the same system, which is that with their router firmware the hotspot is there IF you opt in.
now IF you opt in with BT, you get to use all their hotspots plus the FON and other ones worldwide... but here's the kicker.. you just wait till the system picks up the hotspot... then use your own equipment.. no BT hotspot and the job is a good un.
the bandwidth used by the hotspot doesn't count from your allowance.. mind you, in saying that i don't have an allowance, i got the unlimited package.
But even those with the smaller packages, the bandwidth isn't counted in the monthly allowance.
YMMV with comcast and it would not surprise if if your isp's in the US humped you that little bit more... it seems to be the way there..
Lord Elpuss who pished on your chips?
of course it's a ploy to promote their business and it's worked they got into El Reg.
crapioca tactics like this are used all the time to get the cash till ringing, just take it for what it is and stop being so butt hurt and so serious about it.
BTW apple are shite and i-device owners suck the sweat from a dead man's balls :P
love from Scotland :)
my good lady has a month to month sim only deal with Three and it costs £12.90 and includes unlimited data, 400 any network minutes, 2000 3 to 3 minutes and 5000 texts.
I have a £31 deal with 2000 any network minutes, 5000 3 to 3 minutes, unlimited data and 5000 texts with a Samsung Galaxy S3.
when speaking to the guy at sales about when 4G would be coming to Three he mentioned that there is an agreement with EE for the moment however once the auction is sorted they will be rolling out their own 4G network and always with unlimited data in mind for price plans such as my and my partners deals.
I would not expect this roll-out to hit Scotland till at least next year anyway to be frank however until my contract runs out(18 months, started in August last year) it's a moot point for me tbh.
will be nice to see if the rush of early adopters will create less congestion, not that i have actually noticed any to be honest.
However, yes it is generally speaking cheaper, especially with Three who truly kick ass when it comes to Data
it closes down legal loopholes in England and Wales.
Scotland has a separate and distinct legal system and this ruling will not have any effect in Scotland.
Might be the same in northern Ireland... but deffo Scotland....
Remember folks English Law != UK Law as there's not such thing as "UK Law"
i think you'll find you are talking out your Arse! LOL
Irving Welsh wrote is FIRST to much acclaim and then the film was made from it.