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#1962075 - 09/15/14 08:46 PM Scotland
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Will Scotland actually secede from the United Kingdom? And who knew you could leave the UK without having to go through Bunker Hill, Trenton, Yorktown, Saratoga and all the rest? Just line up and vote?

And if Scotland goes, what's next? Catalonia? Veneto? Quebec? Texas?
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#1962077 - 09/15/14 08:49 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
I have a couple of Scottish friends that have actually gone back home to vote...one is a US Citizen now and the other a permanent resident alien that is awaiting his citizenship test paperwork approval...

I don't see it being successful...
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#1962080 - 09/15/14 08:51 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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FINALLY ABOVE the gnat line
should be interesting to see which way the vote goes......I Thought Canada severed it's ties a few years back..
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#1962081 - 09/15/14 08:55 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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I haven't really followed the story closely....what is Scotland's biggest beef with being/remaining in the U.K.?
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#1962089 - 09/15/14 09:13 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
Will Scotland actually secede from the United Kingdom? And who knew you could leave the UK without having to go through Bunker Hill, Trenton, Yorktown, Saratoga and all the rest? Just line up and vote?

And if Scotland goes, what's next? Catalonia? Veneto? Quebec? Texas?


BYE!
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#1962095 - 09/15/14 09:23 PM Re: Scotland raitchjay
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I haven't really followed the story closely....what is Scotland's biggest beef with being/remaining in the U.K.?


haggis v. mad cow disease

(get it, biggest beef?)
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#1962096 - 09/15/14 09:25 PM Re: Scotland raitchjay
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Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I haven't really followed the story closely....what is Scotland's biggest beef with being/remaining in the U.K.?


Among other things: 1. They feel it was a shotgun wedding in 1707, because Scotland was bankrupt after trying to colonize Panama. 2. Cultural and ethnic pride. 3. They feel the North Sea oil revenue should go to Scotland, not the rest of the UK.
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#1962100 - 09/15/14 09:28 PM Re: Scotland raitchjay
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Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I haven't really followed the story closely....what is Scotland's biggest beef with being/remaining in the U.K.?


Austerity measures imposed upon the Scots. If Scotland goes, Wales could be next, and then there are the Catalans in Spain.
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#1962109 - 09/15/14 09:42 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Scotland has a lot of natural resources it's forced to share with the rest of the UK, and there's a pretty big divide between the prevailing political opinions of it vs. the overall UK--and with a small population, Scotland doesn't have the kind of say it wants. throw in some historical/cultural/pride things, and a million other economic/politic things and there you go.

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#1962152 - 09/16/14 02:17 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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As I understand, the 2 largest banks in Scotland: Lloyds and RBS will relocate to England it the Scots secede.
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#1962155 - 09/16/14 02:23 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Swecede? Sweden is leaving too?

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#1962156 - 09/16/14 02:25 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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??? laugh
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#1962165 - 09/16/14 02:42 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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The Flemish in Flanders are talking about leaving Belgium. I think there will be some career opportunities in cartography over in Europe.
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#1962173 - 09/16/14 02:53 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Long Island is taking about succeeding NY
Parts of Californian is taking about Succeeding from CA
and there is Texas.

Talk is just that (I will wait for the vote)
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#1962193 - 09/16/14 03:40 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Don't forget Colorado. There is talk there too. Just have to weed thru all this...



Get it? Weed!
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#1962195 - 09/16/14 03:54 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Colorado needs to remember the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
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#1962200 - 09/16/14 03:59 PM Re: Scotland raitchjay
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Coloradoins trying to toke back their state, huh?
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#1962205 - 09/16/14 04:06 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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I don't think that would (puff) *pass*.
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#1962213 - 09/16/14 04:24 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
The Flemish in Flanders are talking about leaving Belgium.

Good-didly-bye, neighborinos.

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#1962225 - 09/16/14 05:08 PM Re: Scotland edAudit
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Originally Posted By: edAudit
Long Island is taking about succeeding NY
Parts of Californian is taking about Succeeding from CA
and there is Texas.

Talk is just that (I will wait for the vote)


As they say, nothing succeeds like success!

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#1962245 - 09/16/14 05:33 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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The Sovereign State Of Oklahom...
If they go, does England remove the blue and white from the Union Jack?
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#1962255 - 09/16/14 05:48 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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There is no blue and white laugh

http://www.jdecu.org/

Possibly a little
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#1962262 - 09/16/14 05:55 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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The Sovereign State Of Oklahom...
I must be missing something (not the first time).....
All I get it the Jack Danniels Credit Union Home page (didnt know they had one till now)
But I'm pretty sure the Union Jack has blue and white on it.

Of course, I dont do color very well, so It could be magenta and azure or sumpin like that. laugh
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#1962273 - 09/16/14 06:09 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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I believe ed was making a pun on Jack. And yes, the Union Jack has St Andrew's saltire, which is white on blue. It also has the Fitzgerald saltire, red on white, which the English have been pretending is St. Patrick's saltire. The third part is St George's cross.
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#1962279 - 09/16/14 06:13 PM Re: Scotland MyBrainHurts
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Anything for Wales' patron saint? Or do they have one?
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