People can vote and way they wish and say so on here, but we all know that the bounce and probably the Hibs support is majority left leaning and Indy supporting, so most people with a counter opinion tend to say less, with some honourable exceptions of course.
It doesn't have to be either extreme. A world where Jeff Bezos can be loaded but not obscenely wealthy and the poorest in society can afford to eat and heat their homes would be a start.I have been reading a little about China as they are clearly not communist anymore with exception to the leaders having full control. It could open a whole discussion on the merits of communism, socialism, capitalism etc. The leaders failed to bring communism and first suggested to find a socialist base before moving into full communism, but they need cash to survive and so tolerate entrepreneurs making money. Yet we all know the leaders are never on a par with the poor anyway as we also seen in USSR.
Been trying a long time to figure what is the best system. I too have more socialist leanings and would like to see greater equality. People though do appear to respond to capitalism. I mean how many of use here given the chance would turn down the chance to make a million or two? Would we then re-distribute the wealth with our neighbours or form a commune to share?
A very interesting study I learned of a few years back was one where a teacher trying to find a solution to the inbalance of exam results, and testing theories set out a classroom system whereby all the test results would be averaged out, so no top or bottom scores.
At first the kids were excited, they were all getting pass marks. However something interesting happened, the top scoring kids stopped working so hard, but so did the kids who usually got lower marks. The first lot deciding why should they work harder for less reward and the bottom kids thinking they would be carried through all the time. This one isolated study showed a benefit to capitalism and benefits of rewards.
Could look at many other studies that may give opposite results, however I have rarely ever heard anyone say, I have too much please share my wage with my lesser paid neighbour, or come over and take some of my furniture, I have too much and you too little. Would be great if we could all be more like that, but my cynical self tells me it wont happen in my lifetime other than on very small communal living basis.
So, dae yi reckon Boris snuck into Buck hoose and held a pillae over the Chookieembras napper?In this very sad and mournful time it's only right and proper Her Majesty's Government withdraw from all parliamentary and public events for at least a week and if they think they can get away with it probably a lot longer.
Its not as if there's fuck all going on.
Belfast is burning as one of the many adverse consequences of Brexit; England begins to open up again this week after months of lockdown amid the worst global pandemic in over a century, made worse in the UK by one of the most inept leaders in the world who has yet to acknowledge the 116,000+ deaths; Rishi Bawsack under intense scrutiny for pressuring the Treasury into bunging former tory PM and pig fucker Cameron a few million. To list but just a few.
While the government has gone into hiding, again, avoiding questions from all corners I doubt Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich will be all that's buried this week.
Unionism is valid opinion but given Brexit, a right wing Tory Gov that couldn’t care less for Scotland and an embarrassment of a Prime Minister, the case for independence has never been stronger. Rather be a sovereign nation in Merkels Europe than a just Colony in a Tory UK.And yet he won medals with the Royal Navy. He cannot be held responsible for the choices of his family. There was a full list of things he said on BBC weblink that were deemed to be racist or bigoted. A couple of them definately were, althought they were exactly the things scriptwriters were writing in In sickness and in health and Love thy neighbour and no doubt repeated by millions up and down the country as a copy cat joke. He lacked wisdom in that respect and a couple of the jokes were definately out of date by the time he repeated them, but to be honest most seemed to be meant as jokes and I suspect a lot of people he spoke to took them that way. He said to a Scots driving instructor, "How do you get the people here to remain off the wagon long enough" words may differ a little, but I found that quite funny.
Netflix showed him up as a bit of a lad in his younger day, no doubt the same as many people here were, it is what comes with youth until you find maturity, and has been pointed out his Parents were not much around to be role models. I never much liked the guy but after the Crown on Netflix I actually had some sympathy towards him. He never really wanted the his wife to become Queen, particularly so soon as he knew he would lose a lot of freedom to continue in the RN and meet his mates. Eventually he buckled down and not many people stay married for as long as them.
I am not particularly a Royalist and never have been, but I do respect the commitment the Queen has shown, though little time for most of the rest of the family and I would be quite happy if it ended after this regime, or at least toned down. I have other views which are too long to go into.
Lastly on Unionist, not all Unionists are or have to be Huns/Hearts supporters although I accept many are. I voted indy at last election but even since then my attitude has changed a lot. Maybe because I have an English daughter in law now and also that one son is in the military that I see we all have a common goal to protect our country and having fought alongside the rest of the UK I am not in a rush anymore to become a small independent country within Europe having little say over the Angela Merkels of the world. I expect there are other Hibs supporters who are quite happy to remain in the Union, but maybe they steer clear of the bounce. I notice the UK are going to protect a couple of fishing areas that are being ripped by European boats, the EU are up in arms about it, the same people who claim to want to save the oceans, yet are fighting for the right to fish in a very small area, already published as a protected area and almost stripped dry of sea creatures, yet the same people hide behind a teeny lassie called Greta and expect us to listen to them.
Sorry I veered a little, guess was replying to a few threads there
Not at all.So, dae yi reckon Boris snuck into Buck hoose and held a pillae over the Chookieembras napper?
I guess these things are what you want them to be . I assume that when the main parties select a new leader they have to be protestant incase they win an election ? I assume also they are all red hot religious types like all of us ? Sorry mate i just don't buy thatAs in its quite different than Hibs not playing an international out of the hundreds of internationals possible. Compared to basically 2 “main”religions in uk over centuries
Tbf i dont think they are all religious at all.I guess these things are what you want them to be . I assume that when the main parties select a new leader they have to be protestant incase they win an election ? I assume also they are all red hot religious types like all of us ? Sorry mate i just don't buy that
Disnae look like a unionist post tae me just an opinion, but then again no doubt if you disagree you'll be calling it racist or bigoted.A few openly unionists post on here
Aye fair enough Stu , i couldnt give a shite what religion (if any at all) the next PM may be .Tbf i dont think they are all religious at all.
I dont care, im assuming you don’t either.
I just find religious discrimination the same as racism
But over 3/4 hundred years no catholic PM is clearly something that just hasn’t happened imo.
How does it happen? I dont know but thems the facts mate.
I couldn’t care what religion anyone is, definitely wouldn’t discriminate against anyone
I was just pointing out a strange “coincidence” which is the establishment of the UK