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  1. Any non-PMs not seen the Q Initiative thing yet?

    I try to be diligent and check which stories and emails etc are real and trustworthy before forwarding them and I've done a fair amount of research to determine that this is a legitimate scheme. It may not come to anything in the long run, but when the FT and Martin Lewis are suggesting that the...

    Started by Hibbyradge, 20-11-2018 04:41 PM
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  2. Favourite / Best Gin

    Alright Guys, As with most of the U.K. I am fully onboard with gin nowadays. Whatís everyoneís favourite gin and your favourite tonic? Iím looking to expand my palette. Iím a big fan of Ophir (slight spiced peppery taste).

    Started by Bristolhibby, 16-06-2018 09:30 PM
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    09-12-2018, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: Is Die Hard a Christmas film?

    This article states that people are claiming Die Hard is a Christmas film and it’s tearing the internet apart. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/4729e8ae-ca0b-4d4a-a43a-36e29cc33296 Views?

    Started by theonlywayisup, 30-11-2017 07:09 AM
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    09-12-2018, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Is there anyone in particular you'd like to see on the new £50 note?

    Who would you nominate? Nominees must have contributed to the field of science They must be real They must not be alive They must have shaped thought, innovation, leadership or values in the UK

    Started by Hibbyradge, 26-11-2018 03:21 PM
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  5. Thumbs Down Can You Twerk...

    This year, for the first time, The Ballon D'Or had two categories; Male and Female player of the year. The winner was a lady called Ada Hegerberg from Norway. Her acceptance speech was intended to inspire girls/young women to stick at it in football and be the best they could. “to young...

    Started by Keekaboo, 04-12-2018 12:11 PM
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  6. Poll Poll: Would you support the return of Capital Punishment?

    Yes or No. Don't bother with comments, just have your vote. Edit: You need to be on the full site to vote.

    Started by Hibbyradge, 21-11-2018 12:00 AM
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    05-12-2018, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  7. PhD study

    I'm thinking of applying to do one before I get too old. I know Topographic Hibby has studied for a PhD; has anyone else, and is there any essential advice you would offer? Three years is a big commitment, then there's finances to consider. Any advice on funding options? I'd like to do it, but...

    Started by Hibernia&Alba, 03-12-2018 09:34 AM
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    05-12-2018, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  8. Easily distracted?

    I find that as time goes by I am getting more easily distracted. Sometimes I have to have internet access to do certain tasks, and the internet is a huge box of distractions, and I find that I can lose days to being hugely unproductive and getting very little done. You may notice that on...

    Started by Smartie, 04-12-2018 07:10 PM
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    05-12-2018, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Poverty in the UK

    Interesting (in a dismayed, sickening sort of a way) report from the UN: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23881&LangID=E

    Started by JeMeSouviens, 16-11-2018 05:05 PM
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    04-12-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  10. 118 118

    We all remember the adverts, but didn’t think they were still trading See they are in the news today, who uses these sort of services nowadays, possibly older people. £11.23 for a 90 second call, outrageous https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46369401

    Started by Billy Whizz, 28-11-2018 05:25 PM
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    02-12-2018, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  11. The day the German navy surrendered in the Forth

    I just read this on the BBC, I'd never heard this before, I'm amazed I wasn't taught about it at school. It's kind of amazing. Imagine seeing that. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46273928

    Started by easty, 21-11-2018 10:47 AM
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    01-12-2018, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  12. Bran scones

    Sorry for such a strange request but, does anyone know of a bakers in Edinburgh that still sells proper old bran scones (in rounds and in four sections) ? Thanks

    Started by MackTheKnife, 18-11-2018 06:04 PM
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    27-11-2018, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Scots and the the transatlantic slave trade.

    Watched a documentary about this recently and it makes you think twice about our landscape and culture. It was pretty uncomfortable viewing. The involvement is something we simply havenít faced up to and batted away with ďIt wisnae us, it was EnglandĒ. One theory behind this is thatís itís...

    Started by Pete, 20-11-2018 01:46 PM
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    26-11-2018, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  14. President Donald Trump

    Well, it's almost here!! The unbelievable is about to happen tomorrow. I wonder how it's all going to pan out. Whatever happens, it's going to be a roller coaster. Hold on................ https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

    Started by theonlywayisup, 19-01-2017 09:43 PM
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  15. Persimmon Cheif Exec £75million bonus

    Absolutely disgusting. What kind of a world are we living in? :soapbox:

    Started by Weegreenman, 07-11-2018 01:20 PM
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    21-11-2018, 10:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Current Spanish Foreign Minister on Scottish Independence and the EU

    Josep Borrell (Who is Catalan but viscerally opposed to Catalan independence.) https://www.facebook.com/POLITICOeu/videos/658048887922224/?t=2876 "If Westminster agrees why should we be against it?" Hopefully that clears that up. (Aye, sure it will :rolleyes:).

    Started by JeMeSouviens, 20-11-2018 12:11 PM
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  17. Louis Theroux - Choosing Death

    I mentioned this show on the TV thread in the Dug Out but it left me a bit conflicted so I was wondering if anyone else watched it and what your thoughts are? Firstly I thought it was very well made and treated a difficult subject matter gently. Secondly I think it's too easy when discussing...

    Started by Pretty Boy, 20-11-2018 09:51 AM
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    20-11-2018, 05:54 PM Go to last post
  18. Tide turning against the US National Rifles Association

    Good to see that pressure is building up against the NRA. It's good to see some companies starting to take a stance against this organisation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43268446 When I hear anything from the NRA, I'm lost for words. How gullible are the American public to...

    Started by theonlywayisup, 03-03-2018 01:57 PM
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    20-11-2018, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  19. RIP Stan Lee

    Sad to read that Stan Lee has passed away. Not only did this man create many of the iconic characters of our modern culture, but he made it "OK" for geeks to be out in the open. It became cool to like comics again, and his narratives, resulting in an entire universe of characters, comics,...

    Started by Sylar, 12-11-2018 09:23 PM
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    19-11-2018, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  20. What freedom?

    Exactly what freedoms are we supposed to thank army vets here and in USA for? WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan? Exactly what is it that millions of people died for?

    Started by Bangkok Hibby, 07-11-2018 07:11 AM
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    14-11-2018, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  21. Wim Hof Method

    Anyone given this a proper go? I started his fundamentals course yesterday. That lasts for 10 weeks. My mates tried to warn me off it as he was pretty overwhelmed by what he calls kundalini.

    Started by Dalianwanda, 28-07-2018 06:07 AM
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  22. Shocking

    It seems we are saying this almost daily but WTF? BBC News - Man, 98, fighting for life after robbery in north London home http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46120021 Awful awful assault. In a few days time we remember those who fought, regardless of our opinions on poppies this man...

    Started by wpj, 07-11-2018 11:20 PM
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    12-11-2018, 02:53 AM Go to last post
  23. The Poppy

    It seems every year brings a new controversy or new story surrounding the national symbol of Remembrance. I find myself balking a little at how the symbol and meaning behind the poppy has become utterly *******ised in recent years. It's no longer simply a symbol of those who fought and gave up...

    Started by Sylar, 04-11-2017 11:12 PM
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    09-11-2018, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  24. Hibs fan from Belize

    Just watched an interesting programme on tv, about commonwealth workers who came to the uk during ww2 to work on farms. Sam Martinez left British Honduras in 1941 aged 32 where he lived in the jungle, barefooted and scavenged for food, came to the uk and worked as a lumberjack in the borders. ...

    Started by Stick, 08-11-2018 10:22 AM
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    08-11-2018, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  25. Fire in London tower block

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40269625 watching live the now, looks horrendous

    Started by cabbageandribs1875, 14-06-2017 03:27 AM
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  26. Racist?

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/im-not-racist-scots-mum-13518517 I actually know this woman through my wife, and I wondered what others take on this was? I personally think it's incredibly stupid, and I find it unpalatable that the nursery is defending this too.

    Started by Chorley Hibee, 01-11-2018 11:45 PM
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    07-11-2018, 05:33 PM Go to last post
  27. Public Money, Private Profit

    As an avid hillwalker and trail runner the below is something that has troubled me for a while. Seeing it in sucn stark terms brings it home though. Any of us could need these volunteers help one day: ...

    Started by Pretty Boy, 03-11-2018 11:24 AM
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    07-11-2018, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  28. Whatsapp virus

    If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out tomorrow from WhatsApp called martinelli do not open it , it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word. If you receive a message to update the Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, do...

    Started by Moulin Yarns, 05-11-2018 10:35 AM
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    07-11-2018, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  29. Eh3 festival

    Me & a mate are going to this.hotel booked on the Friday nite..hibs at home the next day.anyone know where the music venue the biscuit factory is ? We are hibs season ticket holders from Fife & not sure where this venue is.any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Started by Libertine, 05-11-2018 11:59 PM
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    06-11-2018, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  30. Kavanaugh

    Anyone watching this on Sky News? Fascinating television, better then any drama on TV. Pity that there is a serious allegations underneath that have turned into a circus.

    Started by johnbc70, 27-09-2018 10:03 PM
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  31. Paddy Ashdown

    BBC News - Paddy Ashdown: Former Lib Dem leader being treated for cancer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46070237 I am not a one party voter and have always had respect for Paddy particularly his work in the Balkans/former Yugoslavia. Wish him well.

    Started by wpj, 02-11-2018 06:27 PM
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  32. SNP and trade unions

    Iím Flabbergasted that some, not all, within the SNP seem to think itís open season on Scottish trade unionists. The attacks on GMB, Unison and EIS members and their officials seems to be at odds with the SNP position of being left of centre. Surely they realise that a yes vote will only be...

    Started by lucky, 30-10-2018 03:15 PM
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  33. Pets

    I was with my Lila cat last month when she had to be put to sleep. It has been an awfull year and this became the catalyst for a massive amount of grief for me. I know there are loads of folk here who have "pets" but I think they have us. I know I am not alone, my Lila was a major pal, Cash, her...

    Started by wpj, 12-10-2018 08:05 PM
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  34. Will Apple's acquisition of Shazam affect Spotify?

    I have linked my Shazam and Spotify accounts so I can go back and listen again to songs I hear on the radio. Now that Apple have bought it, will that be stopped? :dunno:

    Started by Hibbyradge, 01-11-2018 12:41 PM
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  35. Ppi claims

    Was wondering if any .netters have been successful with ppi? Got a claim going through just as in my younger years I took stuff out without much thought so thought why not try. Was also told by someone at RBS (unofficially) they will try to call you three times and if they don't answer they...

    Started by Fuzzywuzzy, 16-08-2018 05:00 PM
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    01-11-2018, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  36. Electric vehicles, any experience of them

    Hi folks. I am wondering if anyone has one, and their thoughts. My better half was talking to someone from the Energy Savings Trust at the weekend and is now quite keen, the main problem I can see is the convenience of the locations of charging points. Why is there none in supermarket car...

    Started by Moulin Yarns, 25-10-2018 02:09 PM
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    01-11-2018, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  37. Poll Poll: Current Brexit Views

    Voted remain, and still strongly remain after watching this shambles unfold. Interested to see how others view this, particularly if there has been a swing from leave to remain.

    Started by GlesgaeHibby, 29-09-2018 01:26 PM
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  38. Partitioned Scotland

    Constitutional OBSESSIVES only thread! :wink: You're not really getting the true Israel-Palestine effect there. Clearly East Edinburgh will be iScotland's restored capital. You can have Gorgie/Dalry/Saughton/Stenhouse as your West Edinburgh colonial outpost. Apart from that you get the...

    Started by JeMeSouviens, 18-10-2018 10:19 AM
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    26-10-2018, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  39. Legalise Cannabis?

    A lot of debate now about this and Canada has passed a law that makes recreational use legal. Not sure myself, could it lead to harder drug use? But if I was walking home on my own at 2am I would rather cross paths with a group of stoners than a group of drunks.

    Started by johnbc70, 20-06-2018 07:17 AM
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    26-10-2018, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  40. Bakers Lose 'Gay Cake' Appeal

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37748681 It's an interesting case. Wonder how the courts would have acted had it been a gay baker refusing to bake a cake with a message saying 'Don't support gay marriage'.

    Started by GlesgaeHibby, 24-10-2016 05:31 PM
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    26-10-2018, 06:58 PM Go to last post

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