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    Roachmill got a reaction from Unstoppable in Council Election Year 2022   
    You got my vote Bryan. You will, hopefully, get many more... despite not launching your campaign on the "chaining your bike to a lampost is vandalism" ticket. You missed a big vote winner there.
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Evil Inky in Council Election Year 2022   
    You got my vote Bryan. You will, hopefully, get many more... despite not launching your campaign on the "chaining your bike to a lampost is vandalism" ticket. You missed a big vote winner there.
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    Roachmill reacted to Evil Inky in Council Election Year 2022   
    We hold different opinions on whether attaching a bicycle to a lamppost is vandalism, but I'm prepared to explain why I hold my opinion on why it isn't vandalism: namely that it doesn't damage or prevent the lamppost from functioning, that it's the equivalent of parking a car, and that it's not vandalism in a legal sense. For all your bluster, you haven't yet explained why you think it is vandalism.
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    Roachmill reacted to peeriebryan in Council Election Year 2022   
    As a moderator and for the sake of transparency, it would be remiss for me not to mention I'm a candidate for Shetland South. 
    (in the interests of impartiality: please note that other candidates are also available)
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    Roachmill reacted to peeriebryan in Anyone else having problems here?   
    Much hair has been pulled out and many tinkerings have gone on, but we should be back to normal now *fingers crossed*
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Evil Inky in ‘Obsolete’ CCTV network to be dismantled   
    What's changed between then and now that would make something they said was fit for purpose back then... but not now? Have folks faces gotten smaller are are they just walking further away from the cameras? 
    Whatever comes of it, I'll put a tenner on it somehow involving digging up the flagstones. Even for wireless cameras.
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    Roachmill reacted to Wheelsup in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Are you a Tory, now, George? Using Britain and us in the same sentence! Must have had a change of heart.
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    Roachmill reacted to JohanofNess in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Lot of where Putin was involved depends how much you believe in manipulating the voting population.
    Social media (unfortunately) plays a huge part in where people formulate their opinions and viewpoints. Russians amongst others can create popular social media accounts that appears British and spout "proper British attitudes" that buy into pre-existing opinions and bias. Look how many accounts popped up going on about how British veterans couldn't get a home yet someone who came from another country could. All largely stoness but it started to whip up anti immigration sentiments at a time we were having a vote about continuing to be in a union that promotes unity with others. Our own governments Russia report has been suppressed, I can only imagine because it isn't especially flattering about how much Russia was involved in our government between cash donations to down right manipulation.
    If you don't want to see it, you won't see it. If you wonder how this country became the xenophobic, backward thinking cesspool it is then you take more interest in what might have caused it.
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    Roachmill reacted to Sacre Bleu in Ukraine   
    My otherwise healthy relatives who ended up fighting for their lives in hospital with Covid, my friends sheltering underground in Ukraine, and my own eyes which have seen the satellite imagery, are at odds with your posturing. I assume you are either misinformed or trying to provoke reaction.
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    Roachmill reacted to Rasmie in Lerwick Up Helly Aa   
    Perhaps they could get Liz Truss to come and negotiate a deal.
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    Roachmill reacted to Muckle Oxters in Boris Johnson   
    Yis, and his only redeeming characteristic is dat some folk tink he is a loveable buffoon. I'd have towt being a buffoon, lovable or not, wid hiv worked against a Prime Minister.
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    Roachmill reacted to Rasmie in Boris Johnson   
    He’s a smiling snake, used to think he was a comic, now he appears to be a vindictive character. Almost Trumpesque. Yet the longer he remains as PM the more damage he does to the tories and has probably done more for Scottish Independence than the SNP.
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Muckle Oxters in Boris Johnson   
    I can think of way too many other reasons why he should get himself in the sea. The depressing thing is he'd just be replaced by one of his mates. He should still pop right off whatever happens.
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Evil Inky in Covid 19 / Coronavirus   
    I still remember the good old days when it was 5G masts that were spreading Covid; the days when we didn't - and still don't - have any 5G masts.
    At least we're starting to see more becoming known about certain aspects of Covid beginning to be better understood and, more importantly, acknowledged. It's all way over my head (and I read Facebook!) but the effects of the virus when it gets anywhere near the brain look to be providing some backup to Long Covid sufferers and the "loss" of smell and taste appears to have genetic roots which are now being examined. More importantly, it being openly discussed (by the boffins at least) and not swept under the carpet.
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    Roachmill reacted to admin in Login problems   
    Thanks for pointing this out Rasmie.
    We've had a delve and a system upgrade we performed has changed some of the security functionality... (technical blah blah)... and for the meantime folk can only login using their email address, as opposed to their email address or username as before.
    It'll take a little reverse engineering, but we're on it.
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Frances144 in Shetland Broadband ?   
    We use them for work and have done so for many a year. They've been great on all fronts and bent over backwards to get us connected in a few different locations. There's also been times when their connections have stayed operational when BTs have been down.
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Fjool in Brexit (merged threads)   
    And it's not like those pushing for Brexit had a good record (I'm being kind here) of delivering on their past promises either; yet they got their way. They remain in power, have made stacks of cash and don't look to be stopping any more of that any time soon.
    It's all well and good saying if whoever is in charge cock things up they'll get voted out... but that's completely ignoring the reality of who those people are, who they're controlled by and their control of the media with the ability to destroy any and all opposition. But enough folk jumped on the relevant hook that fitted with what they wanted and got them over the line. 
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Evil Inky in Brexit (merged threads)   
    I would strongly disagree with that; they were voted in to power. It's a bit like handing a set of keys to a well known drunk staggering towards their car and then blaming them when they crash.
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Evil Inky in Brexit (merged threads)   
    And it's not like those pushing for Brexit had a good record (I'm being kind here) of delivering on their past promises either; yet they got their way. They remain in power, have made stacks of cash and don't look to be stopping any more of that any time soon.
    It's all well and good saying if whoever is in charge cock things up they'll get voted out... but that's completely ignoring the reality of who those people are, who they're controlled by and their control of the media with the ability to destroy any and all opposition. But enough folk jumped on the relevant hook that fitted with what they wanted and got them over the line. 
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    Roachmill reacted to Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    The fundamental challenge the Remain side was that their only option was to try to point out the benefits of the status quo whilst preaching caution - never the 'sexy' option - whilst the Leave had the benefit of being able to paint pictures of a multiple different futures in which everyone's lives would be better.
    Remain meant more of the same, whilst Leave was a hotchpotch of scenarios and promises with little detail to back any of up - Leave just had to persuade people that at least one of these competing scenarios would benefit them (from my estimation, there was at least 6 or 7 fundamentally different scenarios that came under the umbrella of 'Brexit')
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    Roachmill reacted to Davie P in Brexit (merged threads)   
    The 'all politicians are liars' line of discussion is quite tedious, and quite frankly nonsense. I studied politics as a student, worked alongside several politicians at various levels during my career and still take a keen interest in it.
    There are many politicians of great integrity, past and present, and at all levels of local and national politics, who have contributed very positively to society.
    However, in all the years I have followed politics I have never seen such blatant dishonesty as that which came from, in the most part, the pro-Brexit politicians and the media outlets which amplified their jingoistic nonsense and glossed over their disregard for due process. They played to the gallery, and promised things that were obviously impossible, with apparent impunity. I feel Brexit was probably the lowest point in British politics for several generations.
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Fjool in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Taking "all politicians lie" as read; which ones lied the most? The ones saying things would be better or worse? And, before anyone says it's a long game, would they please take a moment to think about whether they honestly see price hikes, depletion of the NHS and general American involvments being reversed once we're "back in control"... ever. Apologies for the air quotes.
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    Roachmill got a reaction from Evil Inky in Brexit (merged threads)   
    I'm in a real quandary here reconciling the idea both sides fibbed equally over Brexit. Running with that notion - those lying about there being massive problems after Brexit are now being proven correct are they not?
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    Roachmill reacted to MuckleJoannie in Council Debt   
    The Scottish local elections are scheduled be held on Thursday 5 May 2022.
    The problem the SIC has managing its finances is that we grew used to the services that were affordable when it had loads of money. The councillors are terrified of cutting services in case they are voted out and the officials want to hold onto their jobs.
     
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    Roachmill got a reaction from marlin13 in Superfast Broadband Voucher Scheme   
    You could try Shetland Broadband if you haven't already. They are a very helpful, courteous, actually know what they are on about and will be abreast of what's coming hardware wise at a local level. It may all be for naught but they'll be able to give you better info than on here it would appear. Best of luck Frances!
     
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