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.
Watching the egg chasing from Twickers. Lots of shots of chinless wonders looking wealthy and singing Sweet Low. Brian Moore says 'listen to that! Who says middle class people can't be passionate? :hilarious
Maybe thats what we need at ER. More Fettes and Heriots old boys. Its the future. More...
Edinburgh City Council are discussing naming the area in front of the Usher Hall MacRae square after sir George. What's people's thoughts, personally I think Armistice Square would be more apt than honouring a man that led so many to their slaughter.
But really, I think any WW1 commemoration is...
Wowsers batman. Seriously?!?
Ok, now I've read into it a bit more, its not conjoined twins :greengrin. Irvine you auld bald headed tease.
I realise that some people may not want to disclose on here where they work or what they actually do but for those that can without identifying where they work, what perks or benefits if any, do you get through your employment that you consider to be of real value to you?
Owing to a generous Amazon voucher for my birthday, I find myself in a position to update my Kindle somewhat.
I've no idea where to start though. I like non-fiction, particularly recent military history, (auto) biographies of people who have actually achieved something and comedy, when done...
Looks like the perv is back playing for Arniston Rangers.:confused:
Sorry, should have said it was Craig Thompson.
In 1938, Nazi Germany invaded the Sudetenland, a part of the old Czechoslovakia, because a minority of ethnic Germans lived there. Nazi Germany then went on to invade the whole of Czechoslovakia, this led to World War 2. 76 years later, Russia are invading Crimea, a part of Ukraine, 'because of the...
Anyone either A) believe in them or B) had any first hand experience?
Having a few...shall we say... odd occurances in the household, stuff that I can't logically explain, but I have never believed in any of this spiritual stuff, I always though there was a logical explanation for everything,...
As well as working for the National Council for Civil Liberties in the late 70's, I wonder if Harriet Harman ever met Thatcher...
I travel all over for work so I stay in a lot of hotels.
I've lost count of the number of times I've woken up in the night, needing a pee, only to bounce around the room having forgotten where the bathroom is, in my fourth different hotel room that week.
I don't turn the light on cos it will...
ATOS - privatised disability benefit assessment in the 21st centuryhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22991447
Could folks please take a few minutes to check out these links and then seriously...
The amount of dog crap on our pavements is significantly less than it used to be, thank goodness.
I remember regularly traipsing through the house as a laddie, only to find I'd dragged some Alsatian's excrement with me on the sole of my shoe.
Thankfully as I said, that happens a lot less...
Claims political asylum from a country with a shocking human rights and free speech record....
Brave freedom fighter or hypocritical, narcissistic, lying sex-pest?
I am lucky enough to have acquired an original piece of artwork.
It's the one and only print ... If you know what I mean.
It's A0 size!
Ideally I'd like it on a block thingy but so far cost, big £200s, is silly money as far as I'm concerned.
Any dotnetters who are willing to consider...
It's never ending.
Sometimes it feels like I'm the only person who has never sexually assaulted someone. :bitchy:
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...
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...
I know someone who has just been told she has been kicked out of her GP surgery due to missing appointments.
I realise non attendees are a big problem for the NHS but was wondering how many missed appointments result in expulsion ?
She has missed 3 appointments in 4 years.
She also has a...
"The regulation was approved back in 2011, but has not been enforced until now."
What on earth could have happened to motivate someone to push for legislation like this?
Can you imagine the debate? :hilarious
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:
Are the scenes in Somerset proof that centralised government is not working? You have to wonder what could have been achieved by a more localised response. Those poor people have been abandoned.
Where are all these medical breakthroughs going to take us?
Apologies admin if this is the wrong board - but it's a serious issue to me! :greengrin
We've discussed books on this board before so thought this might be a good place to ask.
I've got 15 shelves worth of books in my bedroom, so far so normal. This morning I picked up a book from the bottom...
My sat nav hates me. She sends me up one way streets and tries to get me to right at no right turns. Anyone have these sat nav problems or have i just got a rotten sat nav?
Only 46 years old.
In one of my favourite ever films, The Big Lebowski.
Unbelievable! Hope the bugger gets done
Not sure what the correct forum for this is but I'll stick it here! (Please move if incorrect admins)
I posted a few months ago that I was hosting a race night to help fundraise my trek to Machu Picchu in Peru for Diabetes UK. I need to raise a minimum of £3700 for this. So far I have...
Here's another good story to stoke the religious fire :greengrin
It's getting a bit bonkers now isn't it?
Can't say I'm a massive fan, but he was a big figure in American music, and activism. Just a pity about that incident when he tried to cut Dylan's electric guitar off, with an axe.
Following in from Sleeping Giants post re his GP I have another issue with mines that I could do with some advice on.
I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both hands late last year. I had surgery on my left hand at the start of December and was given a sick line from the surgeon for 6...
I can't claim to be any sort of expert in body language or micro-expressions but I recently watched the below video on the BBC website:
Distancing analogies, short rehearsed phrasings, constant repetition of the word "friend" and a persistent...
Is there any laws protecting you from the perpetual harassment from these guys?
Was sitting on my comfy couch in my boxers watching yesterdays game (was in hospital during the game) when the door just went at ten to nine at night.
Answered the door to face a charity canvasser, the usual, very...
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 think I'm being paranoid and worrying about nothing, but I'm a bit concerend...
At lunch time I took my watch to get a new battery and was told it would be £10. The person asked if the battery had been replaced before which I couldn't remember. She said that if it hadn't it can be harder for a...
Due to an administarative error I was punted from primary 6 straight into high school missing out primary 7 altogether.
On the back of the recent court case in which a kids parents were close to going to jail for taking their kid out of school for a week I found it kind of ironic that the...
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