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2014-06-11 02:19:04 PM  
Jeezus. Must be nice to throw your cash around like that.

The Scots have been shiat on and invaded by the English since 843.
Let them have self determination.

"An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil."

What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.

/why yes, my Grandparents were Scots
 
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2014-06-11 02:27:26 PM  
If the Scotts slip out it might get messy, but no sense working yourself into a lather trying to hold them in.
 
2014-06-11 03:14:35 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Approves.
 
2014-06-11 03:15:26 PM  
Scottish independence is one of the stupider political ideas I've heard.
 
2014-06-11 03:19:52 PM  

BFletch651: Scottish independence is one of the stupider political ideas I've heard.


Why?
 
2014-06-11 03:20:14 PM  
Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?
 
2014-06-11 03:21:55 PM  
Huc tendimus omnes.
 
2014-06-11 03:21:55 PM  
Even if its not full-on independence, Scotland should pursue at least greater.  The way the English talk about everything British is as its being English; they don't consider the contributions of the Scots, Welsh, Irish at all.  Living as England would be a huge improvement for both sides.
 
2014-06-11 03:22:33 PM  

mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?


Because farking the Scots is a national past-time.
 
2014-06-11 03:22:54 PM  

mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?


It sets an example. Some of the other kingdoms in the UK might be inspired to slip the leash as well. Legally, they can do so whenever they want.
 
2014-06-11 03:26:18 PM  

Dumski: Jeezus. Must be nice to throw your cash around like that.

The Scots have been shiat on and invaded by the English since 843.
Let them have self determination.

"An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil."

What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.

/why yes, my Grandparents were Scots


Ever count how many PMs have been Scots? Or for that matter, Cabinet Ministers? Yes. The Scots are terribly oppressed under the Sassanach yoke.
 
2014-06-11 03:26:35 PM  

mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?


Oil.

Tradition.
 
2014-06-11 03:26:47 PM  
All the Scots have to do is write a formal request to the queen, but nobody wants to pony up for the stamp.
 
2014-06-11 03:27:48 PM  

Son of Thunder: BFletch651: Scottish independence is one of the stupider political ideas I've heard.

Why?


An independent Scotland will do nothing but weaken both Scotland and England.

It's kind of interesting to watch though.  Wasn't England willing to fight the IRA who were throwing bombs everywhere a couple of decades ago just because they wanted their independence or something?

/and no Putin.  Those fake referendums in Crimea are not the same as Scotland voting for independence.  It's laughable that you would even try to compare the 2 situations.
//Scotland will decide for itself and England will accept their vote and the vote will be fair.
///unlike in Crimea
 
2014-06-11 03:29:30 PM  
Rowling, 48, who is set to release her latest novel "The Silkworm" under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith

Wait a minute. What's the point of writing under a pseudonym if everyone knows you're doing it?

Dumski: Jeezus. Must be nice to throw your cash around like that.

The Scots have been shiat on and invaded by the English since 843.
Let them have self determination.

"An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil."

What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.

/why yes, my Grandparents were Scots


It's always the people with no understanding of history who champion independence. I'm descended from Scottish people too, and Irish, but that doesn't make my opinion on the matter any more or any less valid.

I'm all for Scotland having self-determination if that's what they truly want, but it'd still be a mistake for Scotland. It's all a massive ego trip for Salmond. He will ruin Scotland.
 
2014-06-11 03:31:34 PM  

mainsail: Dumski: Jeezus. Must be nice to throw your cash around like that.

The Scots have been shiat on and invaded by the English since 843.
Let them have self determination.

"An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil."

What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.

/why yes, my Grandparents were Scots

Ever count how many PMs have been Scots? Or for that matter, Cabinet Ministers? Yes. The Scots are terribly oppressed under the Sassanach yoke.


www.alun-armstrong.net

Lets not make waves. We have titles and land to think about aye?
 
2014-06-11 03:32:52 PM  

Son of Thunder: BFletch651: Scottish independence is one of the stupider political ideas I've heard.

Why?


Three reasons.

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1. Bagpipes are considered music.

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2. Scotland's love affair with the sheep.

www.ww2aircraft.net

3. Haggis.
 
2014-06-11 03:32:56 PM  
Racists only change their tune in the movies.
 
2014-06-11 03:33:45 PM  
I have no opinion on Scottish independence, but ewww, even authors are getting bad plastic surgery these days.
 
2014-06-11 03:34:23 PM  
A good idea until they need to have the roads repaved
 
2014-06-11 03:36:17 PM  
When my clan left Scotland, there was a price on their head set by the English crown. I love the idea of going back to an independent Scotland.
 
jvl
2014-06-11 03:37:01 PM  

Son of Thunder: BFletch651: Scottish independence is one of the stupider political ideas I've heard.

Why?


Because if the Scots can't get along as a part of a peaceful democracy which mostly speaks the same language (hi Cymru!), they deserve to be extinct. Other than ancient history, there's no justification for a split. If the world starts acting out its ancient history, we're all farked.

/ Scottish
 
2014-06-11 03:37:55 PM  

mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?


I'll give you a couple of reasons that require no fact checking.

1.  Taxes.
2.  Losing face / embarassment
3.  Losing power
4.  Losing population
 
2014-06-11 03:40:05 PM  

mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?


I keep making substitutions, such as "Can anyone explain why the rest of the U.S. gives a fark if ________[fill in your least favorite state] leaves?"
 
2014-06-11 03:40:47 PM  
disapproves
gamedrunk.com
 
2014-06-11 03:42:52 PM  
I didn't know that J.K. Rowling was related to the Koch brothers.
 
2014-06-11 03:44:53 PM  

mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?


How will France believe English strength when they can not rule the whole of their own island?
 
2014-06-11 03:48:14 PM  
It's not like Multiple Sclerosis Society needs money
 
2014-06-11 03:52:24 PM  

jvl: Son of Thunder: BFletch651: Scottish independence is one of the stupider political ideas I've heard.

Why?

Because if the Scots can't get along as a part of a peaceful democracy which mostly speaks the same language (hi Cymru!), they deserve to be extinct. Other than ancient history, there's no justification for a split. If the world starts acting out its ancient history, we're all farked.

/ Scottish


What part of Scotland are you from?
 
2014-06-11 03:52:51 PM  

durbnpoisn: mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?

I'll give you a couple of reasons that require no fact checking.

1.  Taxes.

nope
2.  Losing face /embarrassment maybe
3.  Losing powernope
4.  Losing populationnope
5. The rest of the UK will have to bail out Scotland in 15 years when they're broke, just like in 1707


You're welcome
 
2014-06-11 03:53:26 PM  

Dumski: The Scots have been shiat on and invaded by the English since 843.Let them have self determination."An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil."



I recognise that phrase. It's Gaelic for "Scotland is a real country, with a flag and a festival and a movie and everything, well, everything except a currency. FAIL."
 
2014-06-11 03:56:18 PM  
Great Scot!
 
2014-06-11 03:59:34 PM  
If she could, she would donate 500 million and she would donate 500 more
 
2014-06-11 04:00:02 PM  

Dumski: Jeezus. Must be nice to throw your cash around like that.

The Scots have been shiat on and invaded by the English since 843.
Let them have self determination.

"An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil."

What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.

/why yes, my Grandparents were Scots



During The Union of the Crowns in 1603, James VI of Scotland became James I of "Great Brittaine, (yes, with the "e").  This James had an ass of a son, Charles I.  Charles fought the English Parliament  during the English Civil war or War of the Three Kingdoms and was end defeated and executed in 1649 for High Treason.  Yes, the king was executed for High Treason and England became a republic under Oliver Cromwell.  The war united both Scottish and English Parliaments against absolute monarchy.  They later united even more so against the Papist, James II during the Glorious Revolution.

That said, Scotland and England weren't united because the English were "oppressors " but by the fact they both hated the same things: absolute monarchs and papists, like the Irish.

Now, what the Irish think about the Scots...
 
2014-06-11 04:01:33 PM  

mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?


It makes it harder to access the Stone of Scone next time the royal family wants to revert to lizard form and eat the traditional ritual human sacrifice .
 
2014-06-11 04:03:17 PM  
What will England do when they run out of Scotts?  happymoneysaver.com
 
2014-06-11 04:04:50 PM  

ReverendJynxed: mainsail: Dumski: Jeezus. Must be nice to throw your cash around like that.

The Scots have been shiat on and invaded by the English since 843.
Let them have self determination.

"An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil."

What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.

/why yes, my Grandparents were Scots

Ever count how many PMs have been Scots? Or for that matter, Cabinet Ministers? Yes. The Scots are terribly oppressed under the Sassanach yoke.

Lets not make waves. We have titles and land to think about aye?


And goodness knows the SNP are of the People. Pffffft. But hey, Braveheart's good. Documentary, really.
 
2014-06-11 04:07:41 PM  

mama2tnt: mdeesnuts: Can anyone explain why the rest of Great Britain gives a fark if Scotland leaves?

I keep making substitutions, such as "Can anyone explain why the rest of the U.S. gives a fark if ________[fill in your least favorite state] leaves?"


I didn't think the UK's federal level government was the all pervaisive behemoth the US feds are. That, my internet GED, and thorough movie research has told me the Scots are a bunch of ungovernable drunks.

Hence the question.
 
2014-06-11 04:11:44 PM  

Scotland:

Trying to become England's Canada for over 300 years.

 
2014-06-11 04:12:29 PM  
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I have no idea what Pandas have to do with Scotland, but apparently it's a source of national pride or something

www.rzss.org.uk
 
2014-06-11 04:12:46 PM  
cdn04.cdn.socialitelife.com

Something something boobs
 
2014-06-11 04:13:30 PM  

Slypork: What will England do when they run out of Scotts?  [happymoneysaver.com image 280x280]


Same thing they've always done. Wipe their ass with the Irish.
 
2014-06-11 04:15:58 PM  
You have to wonder are people in Scotland dumb enough to think independence is a good idea. But then nationalists are never a smart bunch whether they come from the left or right.
 
2014-06-11 04:16:38 PM  
As a Canadian, I don't have much respect for péquistes of any stripe. Ethnic Nationalism belongs in the dustbin of history.
 
2014-06-11 04:17:15 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [cdn04.cdn.socialitelife.com image 820x1178]

Something something boobs


I'd love her just for her farking mind.
 
2014-06-11 04:17:16 PM  

Dumski: Jeezus. Must be nice to throw your cash around like that.

The Scots have been shiat on and invaded by the English since 843.
Let them have self determination.

"An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil."

What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.

/why yes, my Grandparents were Scots


Which is made only more humourous that is was the Scottish king James VI who forced the Union on the English.
 
2014-06-11 04:17:36 PM  
mainsail:

But hey, Braveheart's good. Documentary, really.

Oblig
 
2014-06-11 04:18:24 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Something something boobs


Tens of thousands of dollars in plastic surgery seems to go further in America than it does in Britain.
 
2014-06-11 04:23:08 PM  
lparchive.org

Fark Scotland and their highlanders. They were always the first on the list to be invaded.
 
2014-06-11 04:25:49 PM  
Anyone who can wear those kilts in public deserves independence!  And yes....I'm not fat, I'm stout!

www.hunt101.com
 
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