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#1890313 Scottish Independence Referendum 2

Posted by elephantstone78 on 20 January 2020 - 10:15 PM

I'd highly recommend reading Craig Murray's latest blog, written in a "Yes, Minister" format, but it's clearly speculation on the upcoming Salmond case.
As he's highly connected through his long experience in the FCO, I'd say he has more credibility than the tabloid scumrags (though some will argue he could be a double agent), so when he implies the FM is complicit in setting up her predecessor, he may be onto something. The English who call her Krankie MacMerkel aren't far wrong and the sooner the independence movement bins her and her patriarch, as well as "woke" troublemakers and shirt lifters like Patrick Harvie and Alyn Smith and his boyfriend Jordon.

I’m quite intrigued to know why you are so homophobic. It’s usually one of
God botherer extremist
Repressed homosexual
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#1889247 Dylan McGeough

Posted by elephantstone78 on 18 January 2020 - 07:29 PM

Risk on young potential is my preference.
Likes of Ferguson & even Cosgrove
Even if we only had a small success rate with them it’s worth it & to his credit, McInnes has done well on this.
Of course there has to be a bit of both but I feel we are concentrating more on immediate success via potential injury risk players suddenly being fit or turning their form back on than the long term success via young potential
Not a dig as such as we are looking more now at youth it seems, since arrival of Ferguson/Cosgrove & potentially the Ross Co lad.
Please no more shite loans like that young fkr from Man City etc.

Would you say our support is the patient type needed to nurture young players with potential but who make daft errors / are inconsistent?
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#1889240 Scottish Independence Referendum 2

Posted by elephantstone78 on 18 January 2020 - 07:12 PM

Of course Scottish government allocations are being squeezed by Westminister. As you are probably already aware, this is a strategy devised in order to reduce the national deficit, which continues to grow, due to us being governed by people who cannot do the job they are supposed to be doing and being a nation of lazy work shy bastards.
But the way the SNP choose to spend what they are allocated is highly questionable.
Social services above all else, together with all the other spend aimed at Scotland being politically correct with everything and everybody, are the root of all financial problems in this country IMO.
Benefit systems that are so open to be manipulated it is uncanny and good old Nicola wants us to remain as a matter of hating the English, whether or not we will be more prosperous. Selling out our home based industries along the way to Brussels.
As for the war chest, I cannot reveal any detail, or I would be most likely be gunned down by the Scottish equivalent of "the company".

Out of interest what evidence is there of this wide spread manipulation of the benefits system? Are you implying the pip assessors are too lenient or are being manipulated to pass people off as disabled when they are able bodied? From what I have read and seen it is the opposite that is true and many many people are being passed as fit to work when they are nothing of the sort?
Are you saying Scotland spends too much money on social services? Most people who work in this area, use the service or have relatives who do would, I dare say, disagree.

Just to offer an alternative view but if a person earning say £110k a year sticks £24k into a personal pension they get £6k added to it immediately from hmrc and then a further £6k via their tax return. £12k “benefits” for nothing from the govt to a group of people who I would suggest don’t really need it.
Cost to the taxpayer is hundreds of millions (possibly billions if I did more checking) per year.
And, a think tank proposed having a flat rate for everybody at 25% or 30% which would proportionately help lower earners and save the exchequer money. It was rejected by the govt.
daily mail etc all prefer to focus on the easiest targets which is pretty distasteful
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#1887047 Mcinnes

Posted by elephantstone78 on 11 January 2020 - 01:47 PM

McInnes has recently purchased a house in Portlethen after renting another in the same street for many years.
Make of that what you will.

He recognises buying makes better financial sense in the long term?
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#1887043 Stephen Gleeson Signed.

Posted by elephantstone78 on 11 January 2020 - 01:41 PM

Going through who we have actually physically paid a fee for in McInnes time as manager - 
Stevie May - Bad
Lewis Ferguson - Good
Kenny McLean - Good
Chris Forrester - Bad
Sam Cosgrove- Good
Funso Ojo - 50/50
GMS- Good
Not a bad record for a club like us when it comes to actually paying money for players.

Overall total spent can’t be much more than £1M
Or approx 25% of what cosgrove is now worth. His return on equity is excellent.
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#1885400 Sevco Thread

Posted by elephantstone78 on 07 January 2020 - 09:47 PM

Compromise by keeping their allocation as it is but charge them twice as much.
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#1881928 Bruce Anderson

Posted by elephantstone78 on 29 December 2019 - 08:46 PM

Anderson is a good finisher no more no less. Similar to Rooney in that respect. All this he doesn’t win headers etc is irrelevant. He’s accurate in front of goal and will put away half chances, that makes him a valuable player. Main does the opposite to this and therefore is dead to me.
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#1878201 Celtic 2 - 1 Aberdeen

Posted by elephantstone78 on 22 December 2019 - 07:38 PM

Take one for The Hat next time he plays at Pittodrie.

Not sure he’s allowed to leave the ward. Safer for all our sakes.
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#1874096 General Election 12th December

Posted by elephantstone78 on 14 December 2019 - 06:48 PM

Maybe, but I also have a house in the UK and we have that muppet Trudeau here in Canada as our PM trying do spend their way out of austerity. I’m just looking or at least hoping that my UK house will go up in price now so I can get it finally sold.

Keynesian economics confirms that spending on essential infrastructure projects and the like is actually a very sensible way to deal with austerity. See Roosevelt’s new deal for how successful it can be.
You more of a fan of the bedroom tax and cutting benefits?
Self-centred bell ends like you never cease to disgust me. I hope your house has subsidence issues and/or dry rot.
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#1873086 General Election 12th December

Posted by elephantstone78 on 12 December 2019 - 11:46 PM

Labours worst defeat since 1935!  I don't follow British politics too closely, but on the surface Corbyn seems one of the few decent individuals in British politics.  Would anyone care to explain to me why he's so hated?  If the exit polls are correct, that's one helluva beating!

Get brexit done.
The fucking morons in English shitholes fell for it hook line and sinker.
Dom Cummings is bloody good at winning things I will give him that. Wonder if he fancies dons job.
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#1872625 General Election 12th December

Posted by elephantstone78 on 12 December 2019 - 12:17 AM

What time in the wee hours of the morning does a result take shape? (roughly).I am off friday morn and so may well watch some results come in. I liked to do that but usually don't stay up very late.I could have a beer as info about the newly created parliamentary horror show filters in.Its not just a case of choosing a way out of brexit or more gerrymandering to thwart it. Its a case of choosing the natural party of governance, or a coalition of genuinely dangerous wallopers.The media have been in over-ride attacking boris, trying to blacken his name. Look at the weeks of mileage Owen Jones has wrung out of that "bum boys" story.

Exit poll usually accurate (think it had Tory number of seats almost correct last time, only 7 out, and correctly stated hung parliament). Am sure I read it is based on something like 100k people. Can’t say I have never been asked when leaving who I voted for. Must be a few scamps that give false info just to fuck up yougov.
Also, first couple of seats will be interesting as they’re usually Sunderland/NE area and staunch labour so if this changes due to the leave/brexit factor then it’s fair to say labour are fucked and Bojo will coast it.

Mental to think Sunderland voted leave when they are one of the main regions that will be most adversely affected (Nissan factory). Plus they have benefitted from eu cash as has leave voting Wales. Nowt as queer as folk.
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#1869173 Aberdeen 2 - 2 Sevco

Posted by elephantstone78 on 04 December 2019 - 08:59 PM

Bloody love Ferguson
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#1869103 Aberdeen 2 - 2 Sevco

Posted by elephantstone78 on 04 December 2019 - 08:24 PM

Glad I didn’t post what I was about to post a minute ago.
Lol at tavernier though
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#1862458 General Election 12th December

Posted by elephantstone78 on 21 November 2019 - 12:08 AM

How can any of the events during the troubles transcend politics? It was all politics.

He’s better just sticking cheering on Farage and sticking it to pesky immigrants.
Guaranteed he owns some form of union jacked clothing. Probably socks or a t shirt.
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#1862052 General Election 12th December

Posted by elephantstone78 on 19 November 2019 - 10:02 PM

Re leaders debate.
Corbyn did far better.
Johnson was exceptionally irritating by constantly exceeding the allocated time to answer a question and apropos of nothing constantly gesticulating and bellowing get brexit done, like a giant posh parrot. The irony is that he and his cohorts voted against a brexit deal causing the first extension in March 19. And, every party’s proposal will break the impasse one way or another. If the shitholes of England (and the north of Scotland) vote for this buffoon and give the tories a majority then they deserve every broken promise that will surely follow.
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