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  • Anyone else experienced something like this?

    For me 2018 has been playing like a montage with Times They Are a Changin' in the background. It feels like me and almost everyone I know just picked 2018 for having a seismic shift in their lives. My pastor and his wife both retired, one of my friends became a father, several moved, one had surgery, and I have had a shift in both thought and lifestyle. It all just seemed to trigger during this year. Almost like an invisible cycle turned over.
    A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

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    Try living in Scotland.

    The SNP walked out of Parliament - their detractors called it a publicity stunt - after Scotland was ignored in the EU debate, on withholding powers from the EU from the Scottish parliament (no Scot was permitted to speak, during a debate which attacked the fundamental principles of democracy) - one English MP even going so far as to ask why Scotland should be treated any differently from an English region of similar size.

    The difference is that Scotland is a country, and a supposed partner in a union of equals - something that hasn't actually been true for decades (if ever) but a founding principal of the UK, and a cornerstone of the combined scaremongering/love-bombing campaign to keep the UK together in 2014.

    It's only fair to point out that the bad things prophesied with independence ( job losses, removal from the EU, economic hardship) have already happened, while the promises (ship-building contracts, continued EU membership, the permanence of the Scottish Parliament, increased devolution) have proven to be so much hot air.
    Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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    • #3
      It does seem to be one of those years, doesn't it?
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #4
        Well I'm still breathing and just finished the final essay of my first year of my second MA course and just over a year ago both seemed like an unlikely prospect so as far as I'm concerned it's been a good year -so far. Rather like Pilot Officer Prune's definition of a good landing - 'one you can walk away from'.
        Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
        Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by the ace View Post
          Try living in Scotland.

          The SNP walked out of Parliament - their detractors called it a publicity stunt - after Scotland was ignored in the EU debate, on withholding powers from the EU from the Scottish parliament (no Scot was permitted to speak, during a debate which attacked the fundamental principles of democracy) - one English MP even going so far as to ask why Scotland should be treated any differently from an English region of similar size.

          The difference is that Scotland is a country, and a supposed partner in a union of equals - something that hasn't actually been true for decades (if ever) but a founding principal of the UK, and a cornerstone of the combined scaremongering/love-bombing campaign to keep the UK together in 2014.

          It's only fair to point out that the bad things prophesied with independence ( job losses, removal from the EU, economic hardship) have already happened, while the promises (ship-building contracts, continued EU membership, the permanence of the Scottish Parliament, increased devolution) have proven to be so much hot air.
          Here I thought the comeuppance of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his defeat in the Battles of the '45 pretty much settled stuff like this...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MarkV View Post
            Well I'm still breathing and just finished the final essay of my first year of my second MA course and just over a year ago both seemed like an unlikely prospect so as far as I'm concerned it's been a good year -so far. Rather like Pilot Officer Prune's definition of a good landing - 'one you can walk away from'.
            It hasn't been a bad year for me either. Just one where everyone I knew, self included experienced a big life change. I started counting and it's quite a tally. Dad remarried, 1 friend got an empty nest the other became a first time Dad, 1 surgery, 3 moves, a job change, a philosophical shift for me plus new work and new habits. Pastor's wife retired then he did the same. And all in 2018. Must be a Mayan calendar thing.
            A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

              Here I thought the comeuppance of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his defeat in the Battles of the '45 pretty much settled stuff like this...
              All that a**ehole wanted to do was put a Stuart back on the British throne - not to re-establish independence.

              Just about everyone who tells us that the question was settled in 2014, goes strangely silent when asked about delivery of the promises they made to win.
              Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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              • #8
                Don't you guys have all the subs?
                ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
                IN MARE IN COELO

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