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  1. 20 odd years ago,i brought all mine with me...and glad I did. I prefer older stripped pine type stuff,and its hard to get here. i have bought settees on ebay,in Aberdeen,and had them shipped over with no problems. I think it depends on your taste/style.
  2. hi Layla, i moved here 21 years ago...it was the best thing I ever did!! please feel free to PM me if you have any questions...no matter what!
  3. my husband suffered from one an few months ago,we called out the GP who sent us into the hospital. We live 33 miles away,so calling an ambulance was not worthwhile (or appropriate). GP had given him a pain killing jab,so it wasn`t too bad.
  4. i have always had excellent service from George Robertsons. Your recourse is with the retailer who sold the microwave...assuming it is within the guarantee period. note what the sale of goods act says "The Sale of Goods Act offers protection against faulty goods even when the manufacturer's guarantee has run out. The act says goods must last a reasonable time - and that can be anything up to six years from the date of purchase."
  5. you were right hector`s house...it has re set itself.thanks
  6. Hector,thanks again...I did not know about re-profiling due to drop.
  7. thank you,that's useful to know. I don`t think an outage can change the IP profile though..speed yes...unless anyone knows differently.
  8. is there a BT open reach engineer on here sometimes? maybe he can explain why my IP profile has suddenly gone from 6.5 to 2.5...i am in ollaberry. BT will be getting a very long phone call on Thursday (no time tomorrow to make my way round the circle of hell!!)
  9. Then you have not studied nature much,most behaviours that humans have are present in animals (after all we are just mammals) such as homosexuality,bullying,murder etc My experience of people is that there are good and bad ones,it makes no difference to a person`s behavior even if they live by the bible. i have personally been conned by a prominent christian in shetland...so where was his "bible living"? I have also experienced ,over a lifetime,bad non believers...you see its bad people...nothing to do with any particular system,or not,of belief.
  10. I would love to hear your version of normal...do you know what every "normal" couple gets up to? i thought not..no such thing as "normal" for any of us. Yes everyone has the right to express their opinion...so we have the right to reply too. A gay dictatorship ? oh really? some of us support the gay community because we believe in equality and justice...not because we have been pressured in any way.
  11. Ghostrider,why do you characterise marriage as religious? on my brief reading round on the history of marriage,it appears to have been established for many reasons,economic,cultural,social...and yes religious...but not solely religious. In fact from an anthropological point of view,it appears the other way round,religion absorbed the practice. maybe they absorbed it too well,and we now can only associated with religious practices. People marry,or not, for many reasons. For most people I have encountered,even those that get married in church,it is for the idea of commitment. As you have stated,it does not always equal that..but hey ho,we all have good intentions.
  12. Its impossible for an MP to canvass on every issue that might come up. I wonder if he knows our views on horse meat,for instance. When we elect someone,we do so from a point that that person roughly is in accord with our views. No MP...even a christian one,is going to have exactly the same views as you. By all means,have a mini poll,I am not sure what you hope to achieve at this point. You could stand for parliament,if you feel that your views are under represented,or maybe start locally,like a councillor for example. There have been christian candidates for these positions recently,but they had very few votes...what does that tell us,do you think? i imagine that living on a tiny island,with a tiny population ensures that you are unlikely to encounter many other view points or life styles...which is a shame. I find hearing peoples stories,trying to empathise with them,understanding that we can`t all believe the same thing (including your view point) helps me try to be a better person. There was a man once,who said something about taking a speck out of one`s own eye first..... even though I think he did not exist....seems a good thing to do!!
  13. how does gay marriage undermine hetro marriage? no seriously,i don`t get it. When women got the vote,did that stop men voting...the ones that were anti womens voting? looking at records from the 1950`s onwards,there were 165,018 divorces in 1993 (no gay marriage,no civil partnerships) what was undermining marriage then? 1993 was a peak year. Where do you get the idea that same sex marriage should "promote " marriage?it is a move to provide equality,it does not seek to bolster,promote or support marriage in a general sense at all. Its likely that less and less people choose not to marry for many reasons,economic,political,philosophical etc we do not live in a world where marriage is an essential. I`m sorry,but cut and paste jobs from christian sites is not going to impress many of us. The fact is, thank the universe! gradually over time,human rights get extended more and more. If in fact there was a general consensus against gay rights,there would not be any....and we would still have slaves! People develop ideas all the time over what is right or wrong,if they didn`t my life as a women,or a non land owner for instance, would be completely different to what it is now. As for your neighbour thing,try to imagine that not everyone thinks like you,has the same beliefs,or wants to do things the way they have "always been done on the island"..things change,you may need to too. its easy to get on with people you like,have things in common with,surely the true mark of a person is helping someone you don`t!
  14. well i for one,am grateful for a change of tone in papa...and spaces in his text..so,onwards and upwards! Pappa,I have made many mistakes in my life (I wouldn`t call them sins,as I do not recognise the nomenclature ),and i try to be a good person,don`t most people? In their private lives,teachers,clergy,marriage counsellors,can think or do whatever they believe is right,according to their beliefs BUT in their occupational capacity,usually governed by a secular body ie government..they must follow the policy directions of that said body. If they feel that body has wrong policies either don`t join it or leave. There are free or church schools (a whole other argument!) there are,I assume religious counsellors. So seriously,is it just the word "marriage" that bothers you? There is a difference in many peoples eyes between a civil partnership and a marriage. I personally find there is enough inequity in life (western world "poverty"V 3rd world poverty) without me denying other people something I can have, but they cannot. Lastly,you bring up love,and you are right,this should be foremost in our thoughts...and i agree,not just the flowers and chocolate kind. When people fall in love( not lust...and that happens to all, heterosexuals included) it is with a person,not their genitals. I have gay friends who have been together over 30 odd years (more than I have ever managed)why should they be denied the office of marriage,do you imagine they are not in love?
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