Scotland lost. Scots go back into their cages. The pollsters were wrong. Or, were they? Pollsters predicted a 'Yes' vote by 3%. Maybe they were right, but the counted votes were wrong. We in the US should understand how votes get mangled up in the count. Don't we?
Scots go to a battle today to win their freedom. Generations of Scottish people have waited for this day. Nearly three years ago, Scottish nationalists won the right to finally have a referendum to vote on their country’s independence from London.
But the right to freedom for the Scots has been an historic battle going back more than eight centuries to break from the dominance of English rulers.
Arrayed against Scots is a formidable army of opponents. The British monarch, the Bank of England, all of the Westminster political establishment, the oil companies, the London-centered, biased media, and even British military intelligence and its allies in Washington and NATO.
So, Scotland the Brave, strike hard, strike true; for the good people of the world stand with you.
Amazing photos of Stamico operation. TRX dream of a first pour in Sept/Oct is still only a 'pipe' dream. What say you groundhog Chat? Can you come up for air and give us the 'dirt' on when the first pour will take place? Will it ever?
'.A speech by Gordon Brown in which the former Labour leader has insisted his timetable for more powers will be maintained has been broadcast live by the BBC.
The broadcaster has stepped in as anger begins to grow over the failure of the parties involved in the Better Together campaign to honour a vow given to the Scottish people in the days leading up to the independence referendum.
Mr Brown's speech was rushed out after it emerged the so-called timetable pledged by Labour and the Conservatives in the last days of the referendum campaign, appeared to have been ditched by both David Cameron and Ed Miliband.
On September 8th, the Better Together campaign pledged that draft laws for inclusion in a Bill would be drawn up by January which would be tabled in the Commons in the first legislative week of the new parliament in June.
Speaking at the time, Labour leader Ed Miliband welcomed the timetable, saying: "I make this commitment as Leader of the Labour Party: if we win the general election, we will move with utmost speed in our first Queen's Speech to enact this legislation."
However yesterday Mr Miliband appeared to backtrack on the pledge by announcing any new powers for Scotland would be defined only after a constituional convention to be held in the autumn of 2015.
Yesterday, First Minister Alex Salmond revealed that in a phone call to Prime Minister David Cameron after the referendum result had been announced, the Conservative leader had said he would not commit to a second reading vote by 27th March on a Scotland Bill, something that Gordon Brown had claimed had been agreed.
It has also emerged that a promise of a motion on more powers for Scotland issued during the final days of campaigning by the anti-independence campaign group Better Together had already been broken.
Here you are genius. The UK umbrella closes over Scotland;
From the Mail-Online;
'...Mr Salmond's remarks came amid mounting nationalist fury over the perception that Westminster was wobbling over honouring its promise to devolve more powers to Scotland.
The three main Westminster party leaders made a ‘vow’ to Scottish voters that new powers over tax, welfare and spending would be transferred to Edinburgh.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown said there would be a vote in the Commons on the proposals by March next year.
But the Prime Minister shocked Westminster on Friday morning – just hours after the result was announced – by revealing that any new devolution of powers to Scotland would have to go hand in hand with ‘English votes for English laws’.
Mr Cameron’s demand sparked an angry backlash from Labour MPs – with Ed Miliband accusing the Prime Minister of playing politics with Westminster’s pledge to transfer powers to Scotland.
The Prime Minister has insisted that the timetable for further devolution would be met...'
Sounds like 'back-pedaling' coming Scotland's way.
Scotland, you disappointed me today, or should I say, 55% of you did. I thought you were all brave and proud people. But, more than half of the Scots are clearly big fuxxing cowards, or just morons. How stupid do you have to be to vote against your own freedom and independence. I guess those 55% would never wear a kilt out of pride for their nation. No. They would wear it because it makes it a lot easier for the English to fuxx them in their a*ses.
For the 45%......don't give up keep fighting for your freedom, you deserve it.
Chat my alter ego????......LOL...Wait'll ground hog chat hears of this. You're toast.
To wolfie, the old geezer who feared losing his pension and his bed pan with an independent Scotland. You truly are a joke;
'...Many thousands of young people had engaged with a process that was about helping others and reaching out to their fellow citizens.
The yes campaign maintained a sense of verve, excitement and drama that was largely supplied by young Scots who had previously been left unimpressed by the normal methods of party politics.
Sure, all the old footsoldiers of nationalism did their bit, visiting houses, handing out leaflets, but there was a fresh sense of unbounded optimism; of we-can-achieve-anything, and it was this that drove them to the outskirts of victory. By contrast, more than 70% of Scotland's pensioners voted no, fearful for their pensions and their end-of-life care.
In the course of this campaign a new generation of Scottish nationalists has been conceived and born. Last word to Clare: "Dad, I will campaign for an independent Scotland for the rest of my life and so will all those other young people I've met in the last year. I'm so gutted that we couldn't do it for us, but even if I have to wait until I'm an OAP I'll do it again and this time it'll be like a gift for my children and my grandchildren." - spoken by a true lass of Scotland
You know nothing about what happened in Scotland independence elections, nor what is good for Scots or Scotland. You don't even understand how your rights in these United States have been stolen from you in rigged elections. Why would you even consider that votes were stolen in Scotland.
'...got more self rule, retained the positive aspects of a British umbrella'.......you are a true idiot. If this statement wasn't so ridiculous it would make for a comical skit for Monty Python and his Flying Circus. It's the Scots and Scotland's resources that keeps up 'UK's umbrella'.
I'll at least give you credit for posting your opinion, however stupid and uneducated it may be. Take note. More than 50% of Scots feel as this 'nursing home dweller' feels; they've been robbed of their independence by idiots like yourself who genuflect to Cameron's last minute promises to Scotland that will never be.
When will this board realize that wild_gold is really 'Mr. Gold' desperately trying to keep this leaking ship afloat with a 'something is brewing' rumor.
Groundhog Day 2014: Groundhog Chat sees shadow, 12 more months of no gold.
At 7:25 a.m. Sunday, a raw, cloudy and damp morning, Groundhog Chat saw his shadow in the small town of Buckreef Plateau, Tanzania.
The appearance of Chat’s shadow means 'winter' (no gold) will extend well into 2015 according to folklore. Had Chat not seen his shadow, it would have meant 'spring' (gold discovery) is around the corner.
Chat’s prediction may depress residents on the Comedy Gold website, weary from repeated outbreaks from uncle Jim's prognostications.
Export sanctions against Russia have everything to do with wheat priced low. That is price suppression.