This board was initially set up with the intention of it being a forum for "serious discussion"....politics...and erm....world & current affairs...that kind of thing.
From time to time we do end up moving threads over to the Dug Out, so if we do, then don't be offended.
I would also remind...
I'm a lifelong Labour voter, but, having heard the crap coming out of the Tories this week, I am seriously considering voting 'Yes' in the referendum if that is going to be the future.
I'd be interested to hear other's thoughts.
A Malaysian aircraft flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has apparently 'crashed' in the Ukraine, near the Russian border...it was carrying 295 people.
This could be a major international incident if Russia or the Ukraine have shot it down!
140 killed and 240 injured in Gaza, by Israeli air strikes. The cease fire is well and truly over then, where will it all end? :boo hoo: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7800985.stm
After a young female reporter discussed the The's tax tribunal on BBC TV, she was subjected to a stream of foul online abuse that included, "ginger hag", "one ugly mother", "a pape bigot", an "ugly fenian *******", "a fenian cow" and worse, much worse.
Great to see them back, isn't it? :no way:...
Where have you been/where are you going this year?
Any glorious/nightmare trips?
Not really getting a "big" summer holiday this year. Had a ski break in March, was home for a week at the end of May and discovering different regions of Switzerland this summer.
Got a weekend in Lyon for the...
In general, I find most of the wacky types who sit in basements and claim that 9/11 was all a Bush masterplan to invade Afghanistan/Iraq (or whatever other spurious claims they make) to be risible as for - from what I've seen and heard - all the evidence for the 2 main towers points to it being...
Who would they belong to?
I'm in a pub watching the match with a bunch of irritating Argentina fans and it got me thinking.
Has anyone applied for a new passport renewal recently? Just with all the delays and everything, I was wondering how long it took for you to receive your new passport.
Some 'unbelievable' stuff doing the rounds on the internet.
This will be a massive story when the mainstream media starts to name names.
Expect some high profile politicians to be involved and don't be surprised to read of the odd suicide when the '**** hits the fan'
Our establishment is rotten...
I think more will come out about this.
There will be a few folk currently losing sleep.
So thats Rolf Harris banged up for 5 years (with the chance of potential early release) for his sex crimes.
Disgusting old perv should be ashamed (although his lack of apology or remorse suggests he has very little). Another celebrity that thought he was above the law just because he was famous...
for 8 years :eek: certainly didn't see that one coming
Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been jailed for a total of eight years for a string of indecent assaults against girls and young women.
Am I the only one enjoying the fact that 2 former editors of a paper that took so much joy in dragging people through the mud are now having to face the same themselves in a court of law.
I believe its impossible that they did not sanction the actions of their journos and hope they pay the price...
I'm coming up in August and a group of us are planning to walk the Water of Leith from Balerno down to Leith. We are looking to have plenty of pub stops and grab some lunch along the way.
Any recommendations for stops along the route?
I've never done the walk before, so...
Harry Hibbie :-)
How would you summarise it, and what are the arguments for and against it?
Think I might get some interesting answers here so should make for a good discussion :D
Hi, Does anybody have experience of completely changing there job in there late 30's or later. Been thinking about it for a good while and getting quite scunnered at my work now. My job is secure so there is always that as a plus point but it's going nowhere fast. I have been interested in I.T for...
Solidarity with Skelmersdale post workers who are refusing to deliver the Sun
The following is a statement from Royal Mail workers at the Skelmersdale Post Office DepotÖ.
ďNext Thursday and Friday the Sun plan to send through Royal Mail 22,000,000 copies of a World Cup issue of the Sun....
Anyone else have these problems? My old man is from the old brigade who thinks pull yourself together is the answer. Never used to be like this and time in the army hasn't helped. However, I'm not afraid to admit things and feel no stigma in being affected by this.
Just wondering if other...
On the theme of some of the other conspiracy threads on the board thought I'd start one about Mars after watching a programme about it.
Anyone with an interest in this/space? Or seen some of the conspiracies theories and strange photos?
Face Of Mars - I'm sure we're all familiar with this....
Sad news today. An iconic comedy actor. Cheers for the laughs Rik.
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What will the no voters do in an Independent Scotland. We Know what the yes voters will do if the vote goes the other way, pretty much what they are doing now as nothing will change, but what will the no voters do?
Will they get behind the country? If not, is that not the very definition of...
I thought it would be nice to have a thread about the positive things that happen in the world for a change.
Post your heartwarming stories in here.
First up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24170670 :thumbsup:
This could be interesting.......
Alright folks, I've been doing a bit of canvassing but I've not met a great amount of people who are actually voting on May 22nd, I'm interested to know how many .netters are?
Have any players stated their views via twitter or through the press?
Particularly the players that aren't Scottish but within the Union.
I wonder if they'd be more hesitant to play in Scotland should we be a foreign country and potentially not be using the pound. All of these guys will have...
Fairly heavy police presence outside The Standing Order. Bunch of bams outside drinking, all had some badge logo embroidered onto their clothing. One of them told me in the toilet my yellow and blue trainers were quality and I had to wear them on the 12th and shout no surrender.
As I was...
There will be a Hibs flavoured independence debate next Wednesday 28th 7:30 at the Hibs club when two Hibby pals go head to head. Myself, Ian Blackford will be representing Yes. Simon Pia will be representing Better Together. The journalist David Torrance will be in the chair. All welcome to come...
Just found put i have this after getting home from my honeymoon.
Can anyone suggest good pain relief? Nothing seems to work and my leg is very very painful.
There's a helicopter flying overhead my house in the south if Edinburgh just now. There was also one last night.
anyone know what's going on? I'm just being nosey!
So scary to think this can happen.
I've just had a Whatsapp convo and subsequently booked a weekend break for a Real Madrid football player, who is a client that my boss usually deals with but the bugger went on holiday for 2 weeks so it fell into my lap.
Anyway, got me thinking, me is the most famous person you've ever...
There are no words to accurately describe how truly inspiring this young guy is.
His outlook on life and his belief in humanity, despite his own prognosis being so dire, is absolutely incredible.
I first heard about him last...
Anyone know when they're supposed to start running to the airport?
From York Place?
A letter from Stu
Iím writing these words here because Iíve been a part of this community for many a year and have made dear and close friends through it, friends that have endured and showed kindness on so many occasions. I want my friends here and those Iíve yet to meet, to know how much I...
Hi Guys, just to pull everyone away from the misery on the board at the moment I'm hoping to get some discussion on this.
I'm currently researching the links between Italian Politics, Ultras and Football. I find it interesting that there is a strong link in Italy and many other foreign clubs. It...
Probably not the correct forum? if so please move.
If you are going to Turkey from now on you need to apply for a visa online (and pay for it in US Dollars), instead of the old "drop an English tenner in the box" on arrival. Just thought it might help people going on their hollybags later this...
The other one was posted over 7 months ago.
We need a contemporary one.
I'd do it but my technology isn't up to it just now.
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