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by Gottard
December 21st, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 110
Views: 44800

Re: Solstice

by Gottard
December 18th, 2014, 2:05 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 69801

Re: Good video links

Always worthwhile recalling :wink:
by Gottard
December 2nd, 2014, 2:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish celebrations
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Scottish celebrations

No haggis??? :-)
No haggis AlanH. But I had excellent haggis last year, courtesy of Fia and Lewist !
by Gottard
December 1st, 2014, 2:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish celebrations
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Scottish celebrations

Report to my Scottish friends: St. Andrew's night went off, as usual, at 7:30pm on the 29th in Milano. Smoked salmon (the true one), etc. and 10 years single malt Laphroaig + Glen Grant dignified the celebration. Scottish dances ensued. https://www.facebook.com/elio.pennisi p.s.: sorry, forgot the w...
by Gottard
June 27th, 2014, 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Multi-Language Celebrants
Replies: 0
Views: 2810

Multi-Language Celebrants

Can anyone suggest if we have wedding celebrants fluent in Italian?
by Gottard
June 26th, 2014, 5:03 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 110
Views: 44800

Re: Solstice

kbell wrote:Does anyone celebrate the solstice in Italy, TDC?
Yes Kbell, if you speak Italian and/or you live in this country or in Ticino I suggest you visit on Fb "Movimento Umanista di Lingua Italiana".
We are just a few and new friends are waaarrrmlyyy welcome.
by Gottard
June 21st, 2014, 11:14 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 110
Views: 44800

Re: Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice. Just back home after having celebrated with friends (dinner and bonfire) at Alpe dei Fiori (Flowers' Alps - near Lugano).
by Gottard
June 16th, 2014, 8:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: SYRIA
Replies: 284
Views: 50215

Re: SYRIA

Crikey Moses, what are we to do? I jus' dunno. My only vague thought is that we should try to keep western ideas available, through the World Service, of course, but also through exports of western goods. Human nature seems to adopt fanaticism when someone "moves the cheese", but few civilisations ...
by Gottard
May 29th, 2014, 9:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

In my opinion a region that seeks separation from a country does not decide according to a +- £ 1,000-1,500 gain or loss in a year(at least I hope!). Difference in culture, administrative and political management style are most important weighs to be pondered upon.
by Gottard
May 27th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

Only a single aspect of the separation but I am still wondering what the outcome will be regarding the EU rule that a company must have its HQ in the country in which it has most employees. How many Scottish based companies have most of their customers, and therefore possibly the most employees, in...
by Gottard
May 23rd, 2014, 1:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

I was thinking along the same line but I admit there is not straightforward answer because:
- Devolution: is your present status
- Enhanced Devolution: is what Conservatives have promised in case "NO" wins
- Independence: is what is sought
So, hem, what?
by Gottard
May 8th, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

Unfortunately for that view, the leading party leaders in the forthcoming Euro-elections in France, the Netherlands and the UK are Ms Le Penn, Geert Wilders, and Nigel Farage. And Labour's desire for difference is leading them into Never-Never Land. (But that's for another thread.) At EU level they...
by Gottard
April 25th, 2014, 10:26 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why did you choose your particular user name?
Replies: 288
Views: 87212

Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

You are a welcome Shinyone :wave:
by Gottard
April 12th, 2014, 2:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

(Heaven knows what Labour policy is......) I think nowadays, in this madly globalized world, any party in government (Tories, Labour, LibDem, even UKIP.....) have not got much space for manoeuvre. Their main struggle today is to find ways to show alternative policies -when in a government. Quite an...
by Gottard
April 11th, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

Either Scotland (as it is now) asks for a rating or, as an independent country, will be assessed a rating. Why would they need or want a rating? A rating assessed by S&P, Moody's, Fitch or similar (Dun & Dradstreet is not among the official ones) establishes the official economic reliability of a c...
by Gottard
April 11th, 2014, 6:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

Either Scotland (as it is now) asks for a rating or, as an independent country, will be assessed a rating.
by Gottard
April 10th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

Scottish independence would delay UK return to AAA rating - Fitch LONDON Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:45pm BST (Reuters) - The United Kingdom would need longer to recover its triple-A debt rating if Scotland gains independence after a referendum in September, ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday. Scottish in...
by Gottard
April 7th, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

In the following article I briefly mention the Scottish Referendum:
European Confederation : An Enlightened Project
http://wishingoneurope.blogactiv.eu/

(sorry Nick!)
by Gottard
April 1st, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

AH, Ah, ah....read this: LEPs push for referendum on Northern independence A COALITION of Northern local enterprise partnerships is lobbying Government for a referendum on independence from the South. http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/598258-fracking-could-set-us-free-argue-northern-lead...
by Gottard
March 28th, 2014, 8:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Scottish Devolution
Replies: 924
Views: 58489

Re: Scottish Devolution

Interesting, Gottard. Thanks. Of course, straging away from the topic under discussion, Euro-scepticism is even more pronounced in other member states, including, perhaps unexpectedly, France. Hmmm... I do suggest that we begin to distinguish between the EU (common trade area) and the Eurozone (con...