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  1. It's been more than 24 hours George, and I'm still trying to work out the link. Can you explain please ?
  2. I wouldn't have quite put it that way but, if the cap fits, wear it. It might also be worth noting that just outside of living memory, the British Government fought a war with China in order to gain a market for Opium. Ho hum... Pick your poison.. FWIW; it is obvious (to me anyway) that the so called 'War on Drugs' has failed. I have thought for years that the best way to deal with addictions is to put the same substances (clean) in the hands of the NHS. That way, registered addicts are taken out of the hands of the drug 'overlords' and into the community where they can
  3. It's not just VAT, there is also 'Duty' on tobacco and alcohol that further pushes the price up. If they made them both 'illegal', then a good portion of the governments income would disappear. Looks like we're stuck the 'societies drugs of choice'...
  4. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/05/24/counterfeit-money-circulating/ OK, not really a problem for me as I pay for most of my stuff using a card and any cash I have is taken straight from a ATM but, how on earth are most people going to be able to check if a note is dodgy especially as there seem to be quite a number of different notes in circulation ? A bit more information would have been useful. Spelling mitakes ? Wording ?? Serial Numbers ??? Watermarks ???? I guess that we will all have to become 'experts' at fake note detection... Form an orderly queue whilst I ch
  5. Agreed, but why 'sell the the family silver' ? AFAIK, Australia does not produce oranges and bananas, at least not in any quantity..
  6. Then, you would have to ask why we need any 'Trade Deals' at all. Why not just lock the doors and throw the keys away ?
  7. My guess is that the 'big' farmers will end up doing OK but, he 'part timers' are going to be 'thrown under the bus' by this lot down in Westminster.
  8. Doom and Gloom.... Why don't you mention the thousands that the government will save on grants to crofters. ??? Anyway, I would be surprised if the 'common man' ever got access to cheap(?) meat..
  9. Don't you think that they might, just possibly, meant "existing" I'm not the only one with a bad keyboard...
  10. Everything is for sale these days, including your grannie...
  11. Exactly... They might as well stay at home and save us a bit on the expenses..
  12. It's irritating.. I'm all for Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression, and the Right to Protest but, some people seem to just want to destroy the ideal by pushing the boundaries of what is currently defined as 'acceptable behaviour'.
  13. What I found a little odd is that, whoever did it, spray painted a swastika as well. I suppose that they were ignorant of it's origins (which is, AFAIK, the Indian sub continent). Just another symbol hijacked by extremists ?
  14. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/05/03/disgust-and-indignation-after-racist-graffiti-appears-on-buildings-at-garths-ness/ Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Seems that we still have some sub-humans living and walking among us. I suppose that somebody will now call me out for referring to the perpertrators as "sub human". Go ahead, I can take it..
  15. https://unu.edu/news/news/europes-future-fragmented-implosion-or-greater-integration.html Make your own mind up, but it seems (to me) that all options are worthy of consideration.
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