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    Capeesh got a reaction from Evil Inky in The age of online misinformation, conspiracy theories & echo chambers   
    The strangest phenomenon is people ignoring their own eyes and ears, I’m not talking about reading it online or hearing it on the news, I mean first hand experience. The “Covid’s fake” and “Brexit’s great” people are the most baffling to me. They must live in bubbles listening to conspiracy theorists on youtube.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Evil Inky in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Empty supermarket shelves and soaring gas and electricity prices. Never saw that printed on the side of the big red Brexit bus.
    Even if we end up having to eat cabbage soup in our freezing cold houses under candlelight I’m sure there will still be Brexit voters telling us it was all a brilliant idea. 
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Evil Inky in Brexit (merged threads)   
    ^^
    If local producers are pushed out of business with cheap imports and an end to subsidies the choice will be taken away from me. That’ll be the UK government’s fault.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Evil Inky in Photo ID   
    They’re up to no good with this one.
    The link states electoral fraud is negligible, so to me the motivation  seems to be an attempt to disenfranchise the people who don’t hold a driving licence or passport and are unlikely to go to the bother or expense of getting other forms of acceptable photo ID. Under 20’s, the poor etc. 
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    Capeesh reacted to Colin in Photo ID   
    This is an old topic but, I think that it is still relevant.
    https://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2021/07/23/carmichael-concerns-over-photo-id
    Looks like our elected 'betters' might be trying another attempt at this one.  They don't give in, do they ?
     
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    Capeesh reacted to Roachmill in Flies   
    Well it's been blamed on the windfarm, the SIC and Orkney's had its name dragged through the mud.
    After reading something somewhere on the internet, I'm sorry to say it's none of the above; it's Brexit. The EU simply won't let our British flies in without the correct paperwork so they're having a staycation.
    In an attempt to shoehorn in Covid... the flies have also chosen Shetland due to our low case numbers.
    Word also has it Boris Johnson has awarded some multi-million pound clean-up contracts to mates fae his school days and the SIC have agreed to pick up the bill.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Colin in Flies   
    This might work, might need to scale it up a bit for flies though. 
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    Capeesh got a reaction from George. in Flies   
    This might work, might need to scale it up a bit for flies though. 
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    Capeesh got a reaction from George. in Brexit (merged threads)   
    I find it very telling that these stuck in the past ministers still believe they can strut over to Australia like imperial overlords.
    Looking down their noses and insulting their Australian counterparts is seriously counter-productive as we have just found out to our great cost.
    To the disbelief and amusement of the Australians, the highly experienced Australian trade envoy has dug his heels in, tied Liz Truss in knots and managed to get everything they were looking for in the trade negotiations.
    If you read this link, you’ll see the British exceptionalism dripping from these pompous morons.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/liz-truss-australia-trade-talks-b1835072.html?amp
    From the link...
    “She plans to sit him down in the Locarno Room [in the Foreign Office] in an uncomfortable chair, so he has to deal with her directly for nine hours,” said the source.
    The source reportedly described Mr Tehan as “inexperienced” compared to Ms Truss, adding: “He needs to show that he can play at this level.”
    Australia’s ABC News said the comments were greeted “with a mixture of disbelief and laughter” in Canberra.
    The inexperience jibe was regarded as all the more peculiar as before entering parliament, Mr Tehan worked from 1995 at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and later as senior adviser to the trade minister, before serving as director of trade policy and international affairs with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Evil Inky in Brexit (merged threads)   
    I find it very telling that these stuck in the past ministers still believe they can strut over to Australia like imperial overlords.
    Looking down their noses and insulting their Australian counterparts is seriously counter-productive as we have just found out to our great cost.
    To the disbelief and amusement of the Australians, the highly experienced Australian trade envoy has dug his heels in, tied Liz Truss in knots and managed to get everything they were looking for in the trade negotiations.
    If you read this link, you’ll see the British exceptionalism dripping from these pompous morons.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/liz-truss-australia-trade-talks-b1835072.html?amp
    From the link...
    “She plans to sit him down in the Locarno Room [in the Foreign Office] in an uncomfortable chair, so he has to deal with her directly for nine hours,” said the source.
    The source reportedly described Mr Tehan as “inexperienced” compared to Ms Truss, adding: “He needs to show that he can play at this level.”
    Australia’s ABC News said the comments were greeted “with a mixture of disbelief and laughter” in Canberra.
    The inexperience jibe was regarded as all the more peculiar as before entering parliament, Mr Tehan worked from 1995 at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and later as senior adviser to the trade minister, before serving as director of trade policy and international affairs with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Fjool in NHS [England] Data Grab   
    The NHS is very last thing of any value left, the final bastion of the post war consensus.
     The greedy Tories of today are a different breed from those from that period, of course they’ll sell it.
    The depressing thing for me is when people eventually realise they’ve been conned, it’ll be too late to save it.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from George. in NHS [England] Data Grab   
    The NHS is very last thing of any value left, the final bastion of the post war consensus.
     The greedy Tories of today are a different breed from those from that period, of course they’ll sell it.
    The depressing thing for me is when people eventually realise they’ve been conned, it’ll be too late to save it.
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    Capeesh reacted to Roachmill in NHS [England] Data Grab   
    I'm not sure just what to make of this but it sounds decidedly dodgy. From the linked article:
    If you know folks registered in England, they can opt out but IDK what the ramifications of doing just that are... but not getting targeted by American "medical" organisations could be one perk 
    On the one hand I'm relieved it's only England and not completely not surprised it's happening under a Tory government on the other.
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    Capeesh reacted to Roachmill in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Indeed, socially distanced harassment doesn't quite work as well! A small bonus.
    While I think you and I may be voting differently it has been refreshing to see someone not in favour of independence (I think) not name calling, claiming being shouted down when trolling or asking questions only to ignore some perfectly reasonable answers - all acts which only further cement opinions for *insert tongue in cheek* FRRREEEEEEEDOOOOMMM!!!!
    The independence thing does need put to bed one way or the other. Personally I don't see Scotland being such a rattle of poop that it's unable to pull itself through tough times and come out bigger and, better and in charge of itself. I'd like to see it's political spectrum devoid of the SNP, being able to vote for parties and policies and actually get what the majority decided with no hands tied (yes, I know some powers are devolved ATM!) by who England voted for.
    However, I suspect the way the Conservatives seemingly wanting to hang on to us so badly means there's money to be made. They'll fire up their media machine to spread fear (e.g. their pension lies from last time around did them immense favours by terrifying the older demographic) and we'll end up staying put.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Roachmill in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    There’s a small country who found oil at the same time and have extracted around the same amount of oil as us a few hundred miles away.
    Norway now has a trillion dollar sovereign wealth fund, the UK spent the lot.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Roachmill in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    I agree, our representatives are wasting their breath there, instead of being ignored, ridiculed and treated with contempt they should come home and help Scotland run its own affairs as an independent country.
    Brexit Britain’s going backwards.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    There’s a small country who found oil at the same time and have extracted around the same amount of oil as us a few hundred miles away.
    Norway now has a trillion dollar sovereign wealth fund, the UK spent the lot.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    An independent Scotland could learn a lot from the Scandinavians. Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland all seem to have the balance between free market capitalism, a comprehensive welfare state and a unionised workforce spot on. Taxes are higher but quality of life from cradle to grave is streets ahead of what we have as part of the UK.
    All prosperous small to medium sized independent countries. Some of them even have massively populated countries on their southern border, just like Scotland. I bet if you asked a Dane or Finn if they would prefer to be a Northern region of Germany or Russia they would laugh in your face and think you were on drugs.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Have you seen the renovation? It looks like someone on mind-bending drugs had a bad trip and plastered the place with tunnock tea cake wrappers, I wouldn’t pull that couch out of a skip!
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ten-ways-to-recreate-carries-10-downing-street-decor-fjqd5vvk0
    Edit...It was the wrong Urabug quote, it was meant to be the one about him taking the furniture with him when another PM comes in...I found it funny after seeing the furniture in question.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    He seems to be under the illusion that the ‘block grant’ is a handout.
    He also conveniently forgets to mention that dozens of small independent countries manage to provide free healthcare without receiving imaginary handouts from Westminster.
    This bit doesn’t have an ounce of truth...
    “The SNP know full well that ‘independence’ will mean an end to the NHS as we know it. That’s why they don’t want to build Shetland a new hospital or pay for our MRI scanner”
    The use of the word “partitionist” made me spit out my coffee in a stifled laugh but apart from all that it was ok, the stuff about Ireland was mildly interesting.
     
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Evil Inky in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Covid’s another example of the need for independence.
    As GR rightly points out the biggest risk right now is Covid variants, on this the scientists agree.
    So what do we do about it? How do we prevent or control potentially vaccine busting variants entering the country?
    Do we...
    a)Make all international arrivals quarantine for 14 days. Recommended by scientists.
    or
    b) Have an ineffective Red list of countries where international arrivals only have to quarantine if they’re coming from a listed country, as an example of how useless the list is, India was only added to it 5 days ago.
    Quick quiz...
    Which UK based government chose a)?
    Holyrood or Westminster?
    and another...
    Which UK based government chose b)?
    Holyrood or Westminster?
    I’ll give a clue, The leader who chose b) doesn’t care if the bodies of his fellow citizens “Pile high in their thousands”. 
     
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Evil Inky in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Surely an independent Scotland could manage things better than this, lets be honest here, they’ve set the bar pretty low, especially when you compare with small independent countries like New Zealand, pop 5 million.

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    Capeesh got a reaction from Roachmill in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Surely an independent Scotland could manage things better than this, lets be honest here, they’ve set the bar pretty low, especially when you compare with small independent countries like New Zealand, pop 5 million.

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    Capeesh got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Lets just look at the last year for a few examples of bad governance from London...
    One of the worse covid responses in the world, we’re sitting in the bottom 5 with USA, Brazil, Mexico and India.
    Hard Brexit. For those who, like myself, worry about trade, the UK government has just erected trade barriers with a market of 500 million relatively rich Europeans living on our doorstep.
    Serious corruption with Billions of £££ of public money going to chums who have the PM’s personal number on speed dial. 
     
    Lies and misconduct from the UK government has become commonplace, there’s been multiple ministerial code breaches with no repercussions.
     
    An embarrassing oaf representing us on the world stage.
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    Capeesh got a reaction from Roachmill in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Lets just look at the last year for a few examples of bad governance from London...
    One of the worse covid responses in the world, we’re sitting in the bottom 5 with USA, Brazil, Mexico and India.
    Hard Brexit. For those who, like myself, worry about trade, the UK government has just erected trade barriers with a market of 500 million relatively rich Europeans living on our doorstep.
    Serious corruption with Billions of £££ of public money going to chums who have the PM’s personal number on speed dial. 
     
    Lies and misconduct from the UK government has become commonplace, there’s been multiple ministerial code breaches with no repercussions.
     
    An embarrassing oaf representing us on the world stage.
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