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  1. Alcohol

    Alcohol minimum price will be introduced in Scotland. Waste of time and unfair on the Scots. The goal is to cut down alcoholic illness but there’s not a hope in hell of that succeeding by bumping up the price. All we’ll end up with is poorer alcoholics.

    Started by Jim44, 15-11-2017 06:21 PM
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  2. AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies

    Sad news for the rockers - AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42037566 Great band from my youth. They shook me all night long!

    Started by theonlywayisup, 18-11-2017 07:45 PM
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    19-11-2017, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  3. State of play in Scotland

    Prof Curtice on recent polling: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/the-snps-electoral-dilemma-has-been-misdiagnosed The TL;DR - drop in SNP support has been mainly due to defecting anti-EU Leave voters, but SNP support has firmed a bit since June to around 40%, still way ahead in...

    Started by JeMeSouviens, 09-10-2017 05:41 PM
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    18-11-2017, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  4. This story will divide opinion

    http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/15/model-sells-her-virginity-for-3m-to-businessman-after-beating-bid-from-hollywood-actor-7081197/?ito=metrous

    Started by Hibbyradge, 16-11-2017 03:01 PM
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  5. Gordon Brown

    Does anybody actually like this man? The latest quote from his bazaar memoirs accuses Salmond of being 'unhelpful' after the Glasgow airport terrorist attack. This from a man who was instrumental in the WMD war that, as we know, went a long way in ensuring peaceful co-habilitation. :rolleyes: It...

    Started by snooky, 08-11-2017 01:30 PM
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    18-11-2017, 12:05 AM Go to last post
  6. Misleading Headlines

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-42023245 Saw the headline and thought what's he been up to now.

    Started by Geo_1875, 17-11-2017 02:14 PM
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    17-11-2017, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  7. Assisted dying

    What are your views? I found this article thought provoking. https://features.dignityindying.org.uk/true-cost-dignitas/

    Started by Hibbyradge, 16-11-2017 11:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    16-11-2017, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  8. It's not just in the UK that the trains don't run on time!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42009839

    Started by Hibbyradge, 16-11-2017 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    16-11-2017, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Your Alcohol Age

    Fun but totally wrong. Had me as 38. https://www.buzzfeed.com/katangus/hope-my-drink-has-an-umbrella-in-it?utm_term=.wqmQ5BNJaP#.jkrYZoN0VQ

    Started by Colr, 14-11-2017 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    15-11-2017, 09:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Harvey Weinstein

    Hopefully we will now see the last of the appalling casting couch culture. I suspect the HW allegations are only the tip of the iceberg. It is worth noting that this situation does not only apply to women. There have been suggestions in the past that James Dean may have 'succumbed' to forward his...

    Started by snooky, 15-10-2017 11:14 AM
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    14-11-2017, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  11. Mass shooting in Texan church

    At least 27 dead. ****ing tragic that this keeps happening again and again. Thoughts with those who've lost their lives.

    Started by Hibrandenburg, 05-11-2017 10:00 PM
    • Replies: 26
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    12-11-2017, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  12. Bonfire night

    Turned into an excuse for bad behaviour. 4 cars torched in Craigentinny including one being driven into the bonfire, police officer injured in the process. In Muirhouse police pelted with fireworks and school in lasswade burnt down.

    Started by Xavi Hernandez, 06-11-2017 10:24 PM
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    12-11-2017, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Swearing is going for you

    Although this is just a short article, it's quite interesting and I'm tempted to buy the book. I'm fascinated by the conclusion that football supporters swear about their own teams on Twitter rather than their opponents. I must look out for that. ...

    Started by Hibbyradge, 12-11-2017 09:08 AM
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    12-11-2017, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  14. Lost Edinburgh: Remember This?

    http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/lost-edinburgh-the-kinetic-sculpture-1-2882040 Was supposed to look like this:- http://www.philipvaughan.net/public.html

    Started by Colr, 06-11-2017 10:49 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-11-2017, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  15. Votes at 16

    Iíve gone on about this before. Dropping the voting age to 16 is policy for every party but the DUP and the Tories. Now thereís a vote and the old woman who is squatting in number 10 is blocking its progress. After they screw up Brexit the Conservativeís truly are toast for a generation.

    Started by Colr, 04-11-2017 10:21 AM
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    09-11-2017, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  16. The Paradise Papers

    Everywhere in the news at present. The BBC in particular, but others as well, hounding people for their tax avoidance activities. Every news item seems to include the words, "of course, this activity is not illegal". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-41880153 What are peoples thoughts...

    Started by grunt, 07-11-2017 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 27
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    08-11-2017, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  17. The monarchy

    Yes or no? Personally I think its an outdated nonsence that we have these unelected people that have the highest stake in society for no reason other than the fact they were lucky enough to be born into it.

    Started by 21.05.2016, 13-03-2017 10:57 PM
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    07-11-2017, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  18. Drunk drivers could potentially face life in prison

    Been a long time coming. https://www.google.de/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/law/2017/oct/14/drivers-who-kill-may-now-face-life-sentence

    Started by Hibrandenburg, 15-10-2017 09:24 PM
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    03-11-2017, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  19. Multiple people are dead and several are injured following an incident in New York

    BREAKING: Multiple people are dead and several are injured following an incident in lower Manhattan, per a senior New York City official https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/925449962015612931

    Started by theonlywayisup, 31-10-2017 07:55 PM
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    31-10-2017, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  20. Nhs

    David Cameron stated "The NHS is safe in my hands and I don't want anyone to ever tell you otherwise". We didn't believe him then and not much has changed since then. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41673412

    Started by theonlywayisup, 18-10-2017 09:15 PM
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    30-10-2017, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  21. Car Leasing - Any advice welcome

    Hi folks. As my old banger has been consigned to the scrapheap, I am looking into my options. Having spent a fortune this year on my wedding and honeymoon, I'm not really in a position to buy a car until next year and was wondering about leasing. I'm more about reliability than looks and just...

    Started by MartinfaePorty, 27-10-2017 10:23 AM
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    30-10-2017, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  22. New Zealand

    Iím heading to the South Island for a 4 week holiday in November, primarily to visit family but also planning on doing a bit of travelling around as well. Iím travelling solo and will mostly be based in Christchurch but should have access to a car. Does anyone have any recommendations on things...

    Started by HarpyHibby, 02-10-2017 07:01 PM
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    30-10-2017, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  23. FLA - targeting us

    Saying in the record that the football lads alliance are targeting teams in Scotland, including ourselves for recruitment. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/football-hooligan-heads-scotland-recruitment-11422487 I hope they get told to gtf. They claim they're not right wing...

    Started by Fuzzywuzzy, 29-10-2017 07:55 AM
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    29-10-2017, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  24. Metal detectors in clubs

    The Liverpool major says he is considering introducing "knife arches" into night clubs. Apart from the relatively small initial cost at which club owners may balk, what objections could people have to this idea?

    Started by Hibbyradge, 25-10-2017 09:02 AM
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    26-10-2017, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  25. Examples of how we're "Better Together" thread - all welcome

    http://wingsoverscotland.com/still-better-together/

    Started by Hibbyradge, 14-11-2015 10:23 AM
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  26. Art

    Sculpture inspired by Aberdeen football supporters erected in Paris. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/18/giant-copulation-sculpture-proves-rude-louvre-not-edgier-pompidou/

    Started by Colr, 19-10-2017 05:15 AM
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    19-10-2017, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  27. Colin Kaepernick: From one man kneeling to a movement dividing a country

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/41530732 What's everyones view of the movement in the USA which started Colin Kaepernick started to kneel during the USA anthem and led to a movement dividing a country? Reading the link, I can't believe the loss of life. Philando Castile, 32,...

    Started by theonlywayisup, 12-10-2017 09:05 PM
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    18-10-2017, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  28. Hurricane Ophelia

    Not a lot of chat about this on the usual media channels, but we've got a hurricane heading towards us (Most easterly hurricane since we started keeping records apparently) and it's likely to get fairly blowy towards the end of tomorrow. The National Hurricane Centre in the US have said it's still...

    Started by The_Exile, 15-10-2017 10:04 PM
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    17-10-2017, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  29. Malta - Journalist/Blogger assassinated

    One of the good ones taken out by one or more of the bad ones. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41648940

    Started by GreenLake, 17-10-2017 02:37 PM
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  30. Two drunks fighting in a puddle ...

    This article is very funny, and I am sharing it for its entertainment value, but sadly, it's conclusion is close to the truth about the current state of politics in the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/04/boris-lion-king-to-theresa-may-p45-malarial-week-tory-conference

    Started by Hibbyradge, 16-10-2017 05:02 PM
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  31. Sean Hughes dies

    Sad to hear that Sean has died. A funny guy and good hibby rip.

    Started by lord bunberry, 16-10-2017 11:23 AM
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    16-10-2017, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  32. Salmond & The Hootsman

    Just read that Salmond part of a consortium that is trying to buy The Scotsman from Johnson Press. (Brian Wilson put on suicide watch no doubt. :greengrin) https://dailybusinessgroup.co.uk/2017/10/salmond-in-consortium-bid-for-scotsman/

    Started by snooky, 08-10-2017 10:27 AM
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    14-10-2017, 09:26 PM Go to last post
  33. Palestine visit

    Hi has anyone visited Palestine? I'm going over with Palestine Solidarity Campaign in March. Obviously I know a lot of the suffering that the illegal occupation has caused but has anyone got any first hand knowledge?

    Started by lucky, 24-01-2017 11:15 AM
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  34. Edinburgh to London in 45 minutes

    https://trib.al/qlyfZQX

    Started by Hibbyradge, 13-10-2017 01:05 PM
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    13-10-2017, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  35. Donald Trump invented the word 'fake'

    http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/uk_59da65b4e4b072637c44d8b8http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/uk_59da65b4e4b072637c44d8b8

    Started by easty, 09-10-2017 08:22 AM
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    13-10-2017, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  36. Richmond

    37-years since Richmond got a Grand Final win, and I see they are currently leading Adelaide 40-31 at half time. I’m not a fan of the team, but would nice to see them get up.

    Started by Curried, 30-09-2017 06:02 AM
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    12-10-2017, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  37. (NHC) Tv Licensing

    Debating whether or not to buy the TV license, wondering what other folksí thoughts are on the whole thing?

    Started by Alex Trager, 04-10-2017 09:24 PM
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    11-10-2017, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  38. North Coast 500

    Drove the NC500 this weekend. I had been all over the East Coast up to John O'Groats but i have to say the West Highlands are amazing! The scenery is breathtaking. Stayed in Kylesku then went round to Melvich in the North and finally stopped in Dornoch on way south. For a short break it really...

    Started by HibbyDave, 26-09-2017 06:51 AM
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    09-10-2017, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  39. How Much Money Do You Need?

    Last nights Euromillions jackpot was £170M. A guy in my work stated that if he won it he would invest a chunk in buy to let property to provide a steady income. Seriously? Ypu have £170M. Firstly why do you need the hassle? Secondly, and imo more importantly, you have £170M. Why do you need a...

    Started by Pretty Boy, 07-10-2017 10:22 AM
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    09-10-2017, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  40. Natural History Museum incident

    A car has crashed injuring many pedestrians after mounting the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in London. No mention yet on the cause of this incident but Police have confirmed that they have detained someone.

    Started by Sir David Gray, 07-10-2017 02:29 PM
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    09-10-2017, 05:55 PM Go to last post

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