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  1. I've had this idea for a while now# To have one large shop that stocks everything that Shetlanders produce# Be it food, drink, crafts and anything else made locally# I like to buy local as much as possible but find it really hard to find all the products available because they are scattered around so many shops# Now I know that supporting the local ecconomy is not everyones first priority but surely if it was easier more people would buy more local produce instead of seeing our wealth dissapearing out the Sooth Mooth# If you could go to the One Stop Shetland Shop and pick up half your weekly shop there instead of buying from Tesco, would you? I would like to see all the busses swinging by it so those who do not drive could make use of the shop as well# I would like to see it filled with tourists every summer, spending more because they get to see EVERYTHING we have to offer# Not just keeping our money here but adding to it# Seems like a good idea to me but I would like to know what others think and if there is anyone out there who might make it a reality# p#s# Before anyone asks my full stop died in an unfortunate hoovering incident so Hash has had to fill the breach#
  2. Was wondering if there are any organic veg box schemes in Shetland...
  3. ^^^ We got ours from Evans and found them good to deal with.
  4. Gostrider, I'm delighted to hear you favour revolution. I feel i should point out though that armed revolution is pretty pointless as the revolutionaries will be the new controlers. Look at Egypt. They had the army fighting for them but once the army took power they wouldn't give it back to the people, instead they have changed the rules in their favour and organised a sham election to try to quiet the people. It's not working! Revolution will only be truly successful when it happens in the minds of the masses. A global awakening. We are the 99% and if we want a fair world all we need to do is leave our fears behind us and go for it.
  5. I feel that a lot of people are missing one big point of the National strikes. The real issue here is that the government is doing this to divide and manipulate the masses. If they can get everyone squabbling over the this they wont notice that all the money is being wasted on immoral wars, tax breaks for the rich, subsidising big business and trying to patch up a collapsing and corrupt economic farce. IMHO we should all get behind the national strike. If every person who could turned out to protest we could really make a difference. Forget about the failures of the past and embrace a new future which could really be fair. You wont see much about it in the news but all around the world people are occupying in protest. If we all were to stop fretting over the little things and just believe that now world peace is closer to our grasp that ever before... All WE HAVE TO DO IS STAND IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE TYRANNY OF THE OLIGARCHS, instead of squabbling over the scraps from their table. Got it yet? Just MHO of course.
  6. Why do some people think everything is a Government consiracy?! Maybe they didn't study physics
  7. To make the roads safer I have a simple answer....Explosives! If every vehicle was fitted with an explosive that would blow the driver to smitherines if they crash. I think we would see an instant improvement in everyones driving
  8. ^^^Exactly that. ^^^ ^^^And that.
  9. I had never realised rudeness was a concern before.
  10. ^^^ Well I've not spoken to him or read the tabloids but it just smacks of sensationalism to me. Whether that is just down to the press or JW himself is infinitely debatable without much conclusion. Can anyone shed any light on whether this has stopped him from being able to represent constituents on the matters that concern them?
  11. I'm not irritated, just surprised that such a story can pull 7 pages of disscusion. If you reread, I also didn't say i support him either, just that I understand that people are prone to making blunders and that I for one can be understanding about this and not get dragged into the tabloids self serving lambasting.
  12. Only sat it once and failed. Never tried again, got a bike instead and passed on that no trouble Once i had a bike I never wanted a car
  13. Being scared of a dog is def going to make a person more likely to be bitten since all that nervous energy makes the dog nervous. Simple don't sit next to the dog. I would be delighted if pets could go on busses, since I come from an outer isle I can't keep a car roadworth on the mainland just incase I might need to get to the vet. And yes the vet can come to you, but it's not so easy for them to get to the outer isles and could prove very costly. If some of the busses alow pet they are presumably not that much of a problem and the other companies should do likewise and if they wont do it put it in the next contract so they have to.
  14. WOW I can't believe this has run on for 7 pages! Given that the gutter press never report anything without making it out to be more than it was so that folk'll want to read it; for the sun's buyers are not going to spend their money on humdrum; it seems to me this is just an unfortunate, laps of judgment on the part of JW when he has in a frustraiting disscusion. It comes as no surprise to me that such a gesture would be what comes to his mind at that 'moment' so soon after holding the silence, simple assosiation slipping out when it would have been better held in. I'm sure a lot of us have found ourselves doing and saying things we later regret when faced with disscusions that are frustraitingly going nowhere. Look to ourselves befor passing judgment on another..... To err is human....
  15. Nice to see some have success in their gardens. Me, well I find at least half of what I try dies or fails to thrive, and what does survive then often turns out to be horribly invasive. Trial and error, and shear bloodymindedness keeps me going....That and a steady flow of free plants from momo's bountiful garden Just recently I've started looking to introduce more native species as we have some really nice ones and they will surely do well.
  16. ^ Do bees deposit a lot? I would have thought a bee poop would hardly be noticable.
  17. I wouldn't worry too much about fuel left standing so much, but would absolutly advice running the engine with a load on at least bi-monthly for a good few hours. This will help keep your fuel fresh as you're using some regularly and it will let you know that the generator is capable of running your home, not just able to start.
  18. When I feel the need to swear I just go ahead and type 'monkey' myself
  19. There is little point in trying to tackle the problem of "wasters" by tackling the wasters themselves. The problem lies with the devaluing of parenting to get mothers out working so folk can afford all the stuff the advertisers tell us constantly that we need for happiness, keeping the capitalist wheels rolling. Bringing up the next generation is the most important and rewarding job you could ever hope to have, but after giving people, women particularly, the impression that it is better to get the bairns into a creche asap so they can get a "real job" It's no wonder if they get the idea that parenting is not that important and bairns grow up feeling less valued and with less personal discipline. What choice is there for these people? Jump on the capitalist bandwagon if they can, or opt out? Try and fail to find happiness because no one could teach them that it comes from within? I noticed Norway mentioned earlier and one thing you can say for them is that they have kept the family as a core value within there society and this is unlikely to be coincidental to there lower rates of crime, drug abuse, broken homes, etc I am not a god botherer but my values do agree with a lot of their core values. I believe that children are best born and brought up within one, stable family unit, where discipline, respect, trust and compassion are instilled. All this needs to be backed up by a wider society with the same values. I don't think we need go back to the god bothering old days, but we should have tried to keep some of these core values. If you want a quick fix... all boys born could be sterilised and not be allowed to get it reversed until they can prove they have a stable and sufficient income, solid marriage, a home , and have passed a parenting course with there wives. That'll sort it all out in just a generation or so, but of course you'll have to go to war with the capitalist world at large, and be labeled a Hitler for having the audacity to try and sort things out.....So we'll just carry on in the same vein as before till we hit rock bottom
  20. Thanks for the links MJ. ....And can you tell me why chat isn't working today?
  21. Yeah I've noticed a lot of those 'profile tracker apps' doing the rounds so I guess there are still a few suckers out there spreading them. I should've thought FB could put out warnings about them.
  22. The government would tax the steam off a chanty a greth so it's probably right enough
  23. Could not have put it better myself. The situation has become rediculous but as usual no one wants to admit they've made a big mistake so they will keep throwing money at the DAD in the missguided belief that that will fix it...It wont! No proabition will stop the drug trade, only ensuring every member of society has a good life, free of neglect, abuse, injustice and boredom will make the problem go away, and even then it'd take generations to go. Can't see that happening, so hold on tight everyone for we are on a rapid downward spiral....IMHO
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