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JAGZ1876 Posted Today, 11:15am
 
QUOTE (DannyH @ 16th Oct 2019, 12:02pm) *
Jagz, we are going around in circles here making a fool of ourselves. If you think I have the time or desire to delve into the historical background of Spain and Basque history, you must think I have months of nothing else to do.

A quick look on Google references to this issue, will reveal it has a very complex history.

Suffice to say it is up to the Basques to decide which way they want to go.

I am beginning to feel like I am on trial every time I post on this website. The three Amigos and pals, have a field day with me.

Danny


You admit there is no comparison then, good time to move on.

"The three Amigos and pals" now is it? laugh.gif

DannyH Posted Today, 11:02am
 
QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 16th Oct 2019, 10:55am) *
If you've done your research then can you now answer my question about whether they joined up with Spain/France in a union of equal partners, if you can't address this question then you have to concede to my point that they are not comparable to the union that exists between Scotland and England.

I rarely get heated up, it is you who's getting hot under the collar, once again, can you tell me when i referred to the Basques and Catalonians as 'Spanish'?

I'm not the one making a fuss, and i have a full, busy and happy life thank you Danny.

Jagz, we are going around in circles here making a fool of ourselves. If you think I have the time or desire to delve into the historical background of Spain and Basque history, you must think I have months of nothing else to do.

A quick look on Google references to this issue, will reveal it has a very complex history.

Suffice to say it is up to the Basques to decide which way they want to go.

I am beginning to feel like I am on trial every time I post on this website. The three Amigos and pals, have a field day with me.

Danny


JAGZ1876 Posted Today, 09:55am
 
QUOTE (DannyH @ 15th Oct 2019, 11:12pm) *
Jags, I have already stated that the Basques predated Spain. I just Googled for that information. What do you want me to do, research 2000 years of history.

Why are you getting so heated up about it. Complain to the Basques and Catalonians. Ask THEM, “Don’t you know you are Spanish?

What is all the fuss about. Get a life.

Danny


If you've done your research then can you now answer my question about whether they joined up with Spain/France in a union of equal partners, if you can't address this question then you have to concede to my point that they are not comparable to the union that exists between Scotland and England.

I rarely get heated up, it is you who's getting hot under the collar, once again, can you tell me when i referred to the Basques and Catalonians as 'Spanish'?

I'm not the one making a fuss, and i have a full, busy and happy life thank you Danny.
JAGZ1876 Posted Today, 09:49am
 
QUOTE (Weeman @ 16th Oct 2019, 04:28am) *
I've never thought it really relevant if a Scot lives in his/her homeland or not, if commenting on their homeland's issues - unless they are doing so nastily



Spot on Weeman, it doesn't matter where a Scot lives, he or she is entitled to their opinion about their homeland, before, during and after the 2014 referendum there were several Scots living abroad contributing to that thread who were anti Scottish independence, while disagreeing with them i respected their right to voice their opinions.
bilbo.s Posted Today, 08:16am
  Excellent post, Weeman. I am heartily sick of having my opinions mocked by some, on the grounds that I retired somewhere with a bit more sunshine. I spent the first 65 years of my life in Scotland, my family are mostly there, and I receive my miserly pension from UK. How dare they deny my right to express my views! Thankfully they are in the minority, but still a sizeable one.
ashfield Posted Today, 08:07am
 
QUOTE (taurus @ 16th Oct 2019, 05:56am) *
I like your post Weeman,as an expat,I care deeply for my home country,I didn`t leave it `cos I didn`t like it,but I find I read these contentious issue posts,but don`t contribute as I don`t know enough about what`s happening,I just know I feel deeply for the people who still live there and see their country going down a road that isn`t acceptable to anyone.


Taurus, I have almost always found the contributions made to the boards by Scots living abroad useful and interesting. Scotland may be appear to be in the middle of a political storm, but it is still a great place to live, despite how it appears to be portrayed in some places and by some people.

All I can say to you, and to all Scots living away, please continue to contribute. We might not agree but no reasonable person will deny you the right to have your say.
ashfield Posted Today, 07:48am
 
QUOTE (Weeman @ 16th Oct 2019, 04:28am) *
I've never thought it really relevant if a Scot lives in his/her homeland or not, if commenting on their homeland's issues - unless they are doing so nastily, but even then they are still entitled to their opinion. We all have different aims and ambitions in life which might take us far from our shores and loved ones, that certainly doesn't mean that we can't have an opinion on how it's run.

I still live here and will till I peg it, that doesn't give me any more right to voice my concerns than any other Scot born here (that now lives in another country) to do the same.

I'm a great believer in compromise - which is a fairly simple concept for intelligent creatures - but sadly, I'm finding it very difficult to see any evidence of compromise in your posts on this thread. You've got the rag between your teeth and ripping it apart, there's no way back from that attitude.

In my humble opinion of course. rolleyes.gif


Good post Weeman thumbup.gif
taurus Posted Today, 04:56am
  I like your post Weeman,as an expat,I care deeply for my home country,I didn`t leave it `cos I didn`t like it,but I find I read these contentious issue posts,but don`t contribute as I don`t know enough about what`s happening,I just know I feel deeply for the people who still live there and see their country going down a road that isn`t acceptable to anyone.
Weeman Posted Today, 03:28am
 
QUOTE (DannyH @ 15th Oct 2019, 11:49pm) *
Oh I am sorry, I forgot you don’t live here. It is all a big joke to you.

Danny

I've never thought it really relevant if a Scot lives in his/her homeland or not, if commenting on their homeland's issues - unless they are doing so nastily, but even then they are still entitled to their opinion. We all have different aims and ambitions in life which might take us far from our shores and loved ones, that certainly doesn't mean that we can't have an opinion on how it's run.

I still live here and will till I peg it, that doesn't give me any more right to voice my concerns than any other Scot born here (that now lives in another country) to do the same.

I'm a great believer in compromise - which is a fairly simple concept for intelligent creatures - but sadly, I'm finding it very difficult to see any evidence of compromise in your posts on this thread. You've got the rag between your teeth and ripping it apart, there's no way back from that attitude.

In my humble opinion of course. rolleyes.gif
DannyH Posted Y'day, 10:49pm
 
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 15th Oct 2019, 04:00pm) *
Hi Danny, I've been trying to remain neutral to the greater part but when I read this ...



... I had to get mu tuppence worth in.

I dont think that during the concept of our wonderful Naytional Health Service that doctors or hospital staff might have been instructed only to take care of those with"genuine" health issues.
Is adying man to be assessed on whether his health issue is a "genuine" health issue or not?
I reecall many years ago at Crossmaloof Ice Rink that the first aiders wouldn't treat anyone whom they thought had been fighting (as happened to a friend who was so busy watching a fair young maiden bend to fasten her skates just as we were leaving, that he didn't see the door which he was about to pass through coming straight into his face as some one entered.
Even with the blood scooshing out of face the first aiders probably thought he wasn't a genuine heealth issue.
Is that how you see things?
A taxi to The Royal was our next step but they didn't ask there if he'd been involved in a brawl which might also have been classed there as not a genuine case by some one

Only saying; as they say :rolleyes:


I don’t know what is going on Tomi, but this is my third attempt to reply to you.

So I will once again start by saying, don’t come the old soldier. You know fine well I was referring to the serious drug related problems in Scotland.

Your reference to the ice rink and the Royal, are pathetic, and have no connection to my concerns of drug misuse in Scotland.

If you lived here you would be aware that what started out as a problem in city deprived areas, has now spread to leafy suburbs and little country villages.

Local police stations have been shut down across the country. Centralisation is now the norm. As a result the drug dealers can operate in relative safety from being caught.

The SNP imposed a tax on alcohol. They now claim success. The reduction in alcohol consumption in Scotland, equates to one half pint per week. Presumably this means per person.

Their answer to the drug taking problem, is to make it illegal to deal in drugs, but not illegal to take them. A drug baron’s idea of heaven. Get drugs brought over by the ton in fruit vans. Let some numpties sell them on the street for you. Watch the rise in drug taking in Scotland. Oh I am sorry, I forgot you don’t live here. It is all a big joke to you.

Danny
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