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Are you following Scotland's upcoming vote on independence?

Old Sep 11th, 2014, 05:35 AM
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Pepper_von_snoot - assuming you put these up as genuine questions (though I doubt it), the answers are Yes, No and No. The indyref has nothing to do with who is the head of state. The Queen would remain so, just as with other independent countries such as Canada, Austrialia, NZ etc. HRH has wisely chosen to stay out of the debate.
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Old Sep 11th, 2014, 05:39 AM
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P_v_S isn't afraid to ask the important questions.
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Old Sep 11th, 2014, 06:48 AM
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Front page article in this morning's NY Times about how Scotland is inspiring others. Maybe it will also become a symbol for those seeking a divorce.

Pepper is just asking the questions that keeps the average person awake at night.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/world/europe/separatists-around-the-world-draw-inspiration-from-scotland.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3As% 2C{%221%22%3A%22RI%3A7%22}&_r=0
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Old Sep 11th, 2014, 09:25 AM
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Imdonehere

Don't worry the Scots on Fodors are aware that not all Americans are insular little people without a passport.......even if they do have bad hair.

TheBigman

There's lots of events, nouns and people in your post. None of them are related by common logic.

Zippo

We are all waiting with bated breath for your informed garbage.

Pepper

Shut up you fool.
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Old Sep 11th, 2014, 10:17 AM
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I beg to differ with you, I have no hair.
We visited Scotland in 2012 and in a week, I of course, became an expert on the country. What most impressed us about the Scots we encountered was that they were genuinely amiable and were proud of the historic and present attitudes and achievements regarding the sciences. A refreshing view considering the frightening number of Americans who believe in angels and creationism.

Although I keep abreast of the separatist movements in Spain, I am not well-versed in the historical reasons or all the political and economic implications and unintended consequences of the present situation. But because the Scots are proud of their analytical skills I am hopeful that they apply that the same to this decision.

It should not go unnoticed that the former colonies, territories, and penal colonies of England that were predominantly white at the time detachment have succeeded mightily while those who were of different color than that of the monarchs, PM's, and Parliament have not fared as well.
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Old Sep 11th, 2014, 01:37 PM
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When you trying to get a flock of sheep out of a 10ft snow drift, in 30mph winds, you don't need a god, you need hard work and friends.

Scotland is a place of common sense and haggis.
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Old Sep 11th, 2014, 03:14 PM
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Whether or not Scotland becomes "independent" or not should have NO effect on tourism.
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Old Sep 11th, 2014, 10:21 PM
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Might even give it a mild boost as the curious, and reporters looking for some sort of reaction story, flood in to see what the difference is.

Economic effects might take some time to work through, and who knows what might happen if the negotiations prove sticky. Most likely, at worst (for us), the exchange rate may move in the visitors' favour.
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Old Sep 11th, 2014, 11:00 PM
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The great leader is watching

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...ectid=11323427
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Old Sep 12th, 2014, 03:52 AM
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>>Whether or not Scotland becomes "independent" or not should have NO effect on tourism.


Not true. It would make a difference to tourism which currency an independent Scotland uses.
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Old Sep 12th, 2014, 04:39 AM
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BILBOBURGLER - from your article:

"Kim Jong-un is feeling positive about a Yes vote in Scotland and is looking to trade with Scotland if it gains independence, Pyongyang representatives have reportedly said."

LOL - that must have thrown Salmond & Co. for a loop, eh?
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Old Sep 12th, 2014, 05:17 AM
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Do you really think the currency exchange matters for one or two week visit? That is simply being contentious. It would matter if someone wanted to move or retire there.
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Old Sep 12th, 2014, 06:49 AM
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/...ge-of-balamory
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Old Sep 12th, 2014, 07:09 AM
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Very funny link Patrick! Whatever happens we can still share a sense of humour.
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Old Sep 12th, 2014, 07:36 AM
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IMDonehere: like India, you mean?
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Old Sep 12th, 2014, 08:21 AM
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Yes like India. And many African countries, Pakistan, and a number of the Caribbean islands.
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Old Sep 12th, 2014, 11:20 AM
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My heart sank when I heard that all three leaders of the parties were going to rally a no vote; its more about two fingers up to Westminster (as it is now) than reflecting anything else. I just hope to God that they see the benefit of staying in the UK but with additional devolved power.
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Old Sep 13th, 2014, 05:24 AM
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Groundskeeper Willie weighs in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6vDzf-wSbk
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Old Sep 16th, 2014, 03:58 AM
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@IMDonehere: yes, India is entirely unsuccessful. what with the coloring of its inhabitants.

ye Gods!
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Old Sep 16th, 2014, 05:27 AM
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"It should not go unnoticed that the former colonies, territories, and penal colonies of England that were predominantly white at the time detachment have succeeded mightily while those who were of different color than that of the monarchs, PM's, and Parliament have not fared as well."

England had very few colonies though Great Britain and then the UK did.

I suspect the arrival of masses immigrants and a much reduced indigious population is the significant differences in the early economic advantages
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