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  1. Great timing for his case the press are in such an utter feeding frenzy about this virus to bother much with the Alex Salmod trial .
  2. Whats happened to the Clickimin Loch ? the water now looks like oxtail soup and the weeds which until recently almost chocked the Loch at this time of year are entirely absent . Also absent are all the small wildfowl which fed on these weeds .
  3. Don't forget no more sandwiches after Brexit . https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/no-deal-brexit-could-lead-to-sandwich-shortages-claims-industry_uk_5b602579e4b0fd5c73d2ea74
  4. A recent Scottish government report stated that Brexit could create 5000 new jobs in the Scottish fishing industry . https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/06/06/scottish-government-report-admits-brexit-could-generate-540/
  5. Trump ended the Obama / Hillary policy of arming ISIS in Syria . https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/trump-ends-cia-arms-support-for-anti-assad-syria-rebels-u-s-officials-idUSKBN1A42KC
  6. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/german-reporter-stripped-cnn-journalist-year-awards-fabricating-stories-n950256
  7. Here is the ''unbiased '' media in action before the election . This is why they have lost the trust of the public .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G87UXIH8Lzo&fbclid=IwAR0frDAFFixLqT9tDnziI-nphMoF_CwRfuXTBM8DKbQmmmJ6hKpMy6Fp28I
  8. Here is the ''unbiased '' US media reaction to Trumps victory . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnTnpN2H34A&fbclid=IwAR0FhJZ7ake73TnTQMOi-NQsD-99XCT6kHN70yJDmi107YrkirW4wuwwumc
  9. All of the US news shows apart from Fox are vehemently anti Trump and they go after him 24/7 . After Trumps election victory many of the talking heads were visibly upset some were even crying . I think this tells us all we need to know about their political bias . .
  10. The Clintons got millions of dollars from the Russians . Why is that not a big deal ? https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html
  11. Almost the whole political establishment and the massed ranks of the media told us that Trump had no chance and Hillary was going to win with every poll they published putting Hilary 10 - 20 points ahead yet she lost and by a fair margin . The Democrat party has still not recovered from this shock and have not been so angry since the Republicans took away all their slaves in 1865 .
  12. Trumps latest approval rating rose to 46% . https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/419470-president-trumps-approval-rating-improves-slightly-to-46-percent-poll
  13. The US economy is booming under Trump .https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/05/unemployment-rate-falls-percent-lowest-since/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.367289df0ea9
  14. I thought climate change was going to wipe out fish stocks .
  15. The EU is starting to show its true colors . .https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/12/juncker-calls-on-eu-to-seize-chance-to-become-major-sovereign-power
  16. Macron now says there should be an EU army . Yet when Farage said this was their plan before the Brexit vote he was mocked by our polititians and press .https://www.cer.eu/in-the-press/how-myth-eu-army-bolstered-brexit-vote https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-macron-european-army-france-russia-us-military-defence-eu-a8619721.html
  17. Where did all these polecats come from ? There must be thousands of them now . Thirty years ago they were unheard off . One day this summer i counted 5 dead ones along a short stretch of road near the brig o fitch which would indicate a very large population .
  18. As for hedgehogs Shetland must now host a huge number of these creatures as its now more common to see squashed hedgehogs than rabbits by the roadside . I remember counting 27 dead ones in a cattle grid near Clousta loch many years ago . They had fallen in and couldn't get out .
  19. A previous contributor pointed out that in the past a bounty was paid out by the council to help reduce the population of feral polecats but this was apparently stopped after an year or two for presumably financial reasons . Judging by the millions Orkney has secured there is money available for such schemes and if the council or some other interested party could obtain even a modest sum from these sources they could restart the bounty scheme offering say £10 per polecat handed in this would go a long way to help reduce their number thus saving loads of ground nesting birds as well as domestic poultry . It would also be a way of putting a bit of cash the way of some enterprising country folk and if cash was forthcoming from external sources the whole thing would be cost neutral to the council or other organisation who would run the scheme .
  20. Its not stoats i was on about it was feral ferrets/polecats . Interestingly polecats are known to kill stoats and their young . The project in Orkney has received £6 million in grants which will fund 22 full time jobs in rural parts of those islands .
  21. So £6 million granted to get rid of Orkneys Stoats . Would a similar project be feasible to rid Shetland of its feral polecats which must do a lot of damage to wildlife of all sorts . https://www.orcadian.co.uk/6-million-stoat-project-to-bring-more-than-20-jobs-to-orkney/?fbclid=IwAR2_hPEG5Mj0sluWAYTMUtN5oz0AQ8jCqvCIO43dOkfJj1b5WHlGskTfT6s
  22. A warmer earth would be great. Both the Arctic and Antarctica would melt, the sea level would then rise resulting in us having to learn to swim - not that we'd be able to swim for terribly long in the grand scheme of things. According to NASA the Antarctic ice sheet is getting bigger not smaller .https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-study-mass-gains-of-antarctic-ice-sheet-greater-than-losses
  23. Look on the bright side a warmer earth will mean a greener earth . The deserts could bloom again .https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth
  24. Burning gas pollutes, whereas farming wind..... So its all right to sell it for someone else to burn . Bit like a teetotaller selling booze .
  25. Laxo or Laxvoe used to be Shetlands premier Salmon and grisle fishery with the Laxo pool being legendary in angling circles no Salmon have been seen there for at least 10 years . The fact is the wild Shetland Salmon is on the very cusp of extinction .
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