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  1. Copied from another thread. (Closed by admin) "this is yet another thread bogged down by your bickering. If you have no interest in someone else's posts then please make use of the 'Manage Ignore prefs' function you'll find by clicking your username at the top right of the page." I respect the right of admin to monitor and close threads and don't have a problem with them doing so, but I don't feel managing preferences, by hiding individuals posts is the best way forward. I for one want to see if someone is misquoting me etc. Nor do I believe that only seeing half of what is being said on a thread makes it worthwhile taking part as it would be like having a three way conversation on the phone but each can only hear one of the other two. Hardly worth taking part if that's the case. To be honest I don't know what the answer is, other than not take part. I'm not the first to feel this way. So as I feel the comments were directed at myself I believe the best way forward is to call it a day. I have enjoyed my time on Shetlink and have met some nice folk whilst taking part in many of the threads, but now feel its time to say farewell and wish you all the best. I would be obliged if you would now close my membership. Thank you Owre-weel
  2. Noo is du happy du's got da last wird, or did du? Snooooozzzzzeeeee!
  3. Can I 'YAWN' as well, please.? My yawn is directed at even more waffle and sprootle from SP... Feel free, yawning is very infectious.
  4. No the yawn is because you miss the point I was making then as usual go off in a ramble. And " alas " I'll let you have the last word as I don't want to waste time breaking things down to clarify and end off away from topic. Keep up the good work.
  5. Yip, that'll sort the problem. Or will it just move it on. I would rather see them answering to the court for their crimes and being appropriately punished. By that I mean, made to fully repay the garage and church through working for free, then having to live in and face the community they have let down. But no doubt they will just get a slap in the wrist.
  6. Cheers Heimdal, all channels back up full strength this morning, someen must've screwed up a pot at da Bressay transmitter ! ( noo five HD channels ! )I would think it was connected to the same power issue on Bressay which meant Radio Shetlands late night programme could not be broadcasted on Friday night.
  7. In my opinion just buy your road tax as you would normally. All this second guessing is just that. I doubt that the SNP knows the answer, just like they know little else. Of course wee Eck will just tell us how he thinks it will be, without having this confirmed by those he has yet to get any agreement from. What's new. I would think whatever happens prices will remain on par with England for a while, after that well, if were landed with independence, your guess is as good as mine.
  8. Interesting to see that no one so far reckons they are worse off. So I suppose you could consider this to be a reasonable budget despite the country still in recession and little goodies to give away.
  9. What did you think about the budget? Do you think you'll be better off, worse off or see little difference Obviously he didn't have a lot if cash to play with, but I was expecting a lot worse. Not had much time to look at the detail, but was glad to see fuel will not rise. Need to study detail about pensions etc. but overall I suppose it seemed more positive than negative.
  10. I must admit that I got hooked and was keen to see the second part and I enjoyed that as well. Looking forward to the next one next week. It's a good piece of fiction with the benifit of having lots of local scenery, which has to be good for Shetland. But the new catch phrase on da street has to be " whars du fae"
  11. I see, according to the news, that the OFT has decided not to continue with its investigation into the extortionate fuel prices in Shetland. This is nothing other than a blooming disgrace. Watch our fuel prices creep up again now that the suppliers are off the hook. When they can justify the difference between the cost south and cost here, allowing for the extra to get fuel to Shetland, I will eat my hat! Until then we have no alternative but to be seen for mugs every time we fill up.
  12. I personally don't have issues with boats hiring Filipino fishermen or fishermen from anywhere else. But it does beg the question, why are they not hiring local people?
  13. Numbers in statistics are one thing, but it would be interesting to have more detail about the accidents. For instance I can recal at least two accidents that were caused by cars reversing out of parking spaces and hitting pedestrians. So if you were to remove all the accidents, which would still have happened regardless of a drop in the speed limit, then how many accidents are we now speaking about. I'm not against making things safer, but feel unless we chalange some of these proposals, we will soon be living in a world where we have to ask permission to use our own toilet. I'm just not convinced this is currently justified, but I am convinced there are likely to me more incidents with the return to Zebra crossings. Now ask yourself why with the proposal to introduce zebra crossing, do they want the speed limit reduced, kinda answers it's own question!
  14. Appendix 10 and 11 give injury accidents and pedestrian accidents for da whole toon. At the scale of the plan, it is just small dots on the map, but all accidents, and pedestrian accidents in particular appear to be mair on da in-ower section covered in the report dan da rest o da toon.Thanks Ian_H, I'll have a look at the report.
  15. The report and accident statistics only cover the area in ower, are you telling me that there have not been any accidents oot ower or any where else in the town. Why leave oot ower at 30 mph I agree that less speed could mean less injury, but I think this is more about getting zebra crossings rather than reducing accidents. It seems they are shuffling around looking for reasons to introduce this.
  16. Mmhhh! Judane, smyril and a few more come to mind. Let's hope they have the boat as security. When one of my relatives started a small business, she could neither get any loans, grants or anything else from the council, she struggled on her own for a bit, got loans from the bank, which she has now paid off in full with interest and now employs 3 people. Would have been a good investment for the council. It's kinda... If your fis fits in my opinion.
  17. Agreed, but there in lies the problem. They will no doubt spend £150k putting in signage, humps and Zebra crossings, then after they realise that there are now more accidents at the zebra crossings, they will put them back to pelican at another £100k and true to form having done a complete circle and spent twice the money. Simples Mind you Urabug I could try doing 50mph through the town da morns night given all these people are aware of all this speeding and that nothing seems to be done about it, but da ald jalopy would overheat if I went over 30
  18. Brilliant, some common sense at last. You have hit the nail on the head Tammy. Noo wee need folk lik de in da cooncil It seems that one of the main reasons for introducing this is because a minority of idiots are speeding at 50 in ower da toon. Now if this is a problem why are the police not addressing this. As you say, just changing it to 20 will not solve this problem. The proposals are to cost between £100 - 150k and we will end up with narrower roads and speed bumps, which are great challenges for the boy racers. I could understand this if there were a worrying number of accidents, but have there been any more in ower, than say at Bolts. Doubt it somehow. It seemed the argument with traffic lights didn't swing this, so they have thrown in the 50 mph speeding. Did these speeders suddenly slow down when they reached the Home Furnishing ? It just seems to me that someone is he'll bent on getting this 20mph limit, but unfortunately this is not being thought through. As for our councillors, they really need to get a grip and stop having the wool pulled over their eyes.
  19. Keep your chin up Frances, you are doing all you can. It's a difficult balance and it's obvious that you are providing lots of love and care for Jack. Give it a few days to see how he does now that the sores have been opened. Me and my daft lump, are thinking about you. That's the dug, no da wife
  20. I have seen a notice in the post offices parcel collection point, which says you have to register house names with the council. If you phone them on 693535 they will put you through to the proper department and tell you what the process is.
  21. Lost interest as soon as I saw thier map at top and bottom of page did not include Shetland and the featured map also missed Orkney. I always wonder why the creators of Scottish wide sites like this feel it's ok to blatantly miss out part of the country on their maps. don't we matter? There's been plenty of evidence to state that there are lots of fuel poor in Shetland along with growing need for the salvation army's food bank
  22. Weel spotted MJ, I see that the warrant has now been approved. I understand their frustration regarding the time taken to get a warrant and the delays in getting the job started. Just goes to show that I should have taken the same stance when I did my small extension. I'll know what to do next time
  23. Bloomin heck Rasmie, I've just checked and I used a total of 362 units last week keeping a three bedroomed house at 20*c are you sure 1313 is not for a month? Or is all your windows standing to the back
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