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Dear +Google+ - this is what I see when I click on my notifications. If I do the same in "Inbox", I see what I need to see, but not on the Google+ site. Sort it out, please. 
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I see the same in Calendar and Google search. Inbox is the only place that reliably works. 
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Potentially the "leader of the free world".

Think about it people. Think very carefully. Do you want this man to be in charge of the Big Red Button?

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This makes for some disgusting reading. 
Some of the most expensive Scottish peers have claimed for 'excessive' air travel between Scotland and London whilst campaigning on climate change.
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Adapt, or die.

Like any new technology, electric cars will never be successful until they become affordable - and that means volume sales. I'd love to see a Tesla parked outside my house, but price-wise, it's beyond my reach.

I'd never have thought that GM would have come up with the goods, though.
 
How GM Beat Tesla to the First True Mass-Market Electric Car | WIRED http://www.wired.com/2016/01/gm-electric-car-chevy-bolt-mary-barra/
The true significance of the Bolt: An old-school company with immense manufacturing capacity has gotten to the 200-mile, $30K electric vehicle first.
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The charging network in the UK is growing quickly. As well as dealerships and motorway service stations, plenty of offices and shopping centres are building ev points. 
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There is much debate about land ownership in Scotland just now. The current Scottish Government wants to push ahead with land reform. Many who are in favour think that the government's proposals don't go far enough, while those with vested interests continue to lobby and drag their heels.

Cove Harbour seems like a good case for community ownership. Life continues relatively unchanged for centuries, then some rich, greedy fucker comes along and says "noooo, you can't do that any more. it's MINE". You can't do that when livelihoods are at stake.

I'm quite happy to chip in a couple of quid for the legal costs. I'd be happier if that money was to go towards a community buy-out.

+Gavin Gordon Have you got a link for the fundraiser?
A campaign to stop the removal of fishing boats from a small Aberdeen harbour raises more than £1,000 so far.
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Thanks, +Gus Binnie . I will consider the kind offer. Yes, I read and will go looking for the trump stuff. I know he has tried to roll over the common folk there, just as he does here. He has one goal in mind, improve Trump's money and position.
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Finally back online. Dear +BTUK decided it would deny internet access. Shit happens, I know, but your absolute failure to acknowledge that there was a problem gives you minus points. Nothing on Facebook, nothing on Twitter. It's not good enough to hear about your outage from BBC news, I'm afraid.

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More sad news. I will forever miss your Eurovision commentary, Mr Wogan. RIP
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El Tel, used to listen to him before I'd go to school :-(
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This is quite sad. To be honest, it wasn't really a place that I visited very often, but it has been a feature of our local High Street for some time, and I'll be sad to see it go.

I don't know the reasons for the downturn in business - perhaps they just couldn't keep up with the competition and weren't innovative enough to turn things around.

If the main competition was another locally owned and run business, I'd say that there are winners and losers and that sometimes shit happens. But when your competitor is a multinational chain that offshores their profits and pays very little tax, it's not exactly a level playing field, is it?

“I am paying prime premiums for what is no longer a prime site.

“Prime sites are now out-of-town developments with no parking charges, reduced rents and rates, and no BID fees.”

BID = Business Improvement District, apparently. I looked on their website and it's currently undergoing maintenance. Well, that says it all, really. 
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He stalls when asked what his favourite bible verse is. He claims to be Presbyterian and that it's a personal matter. Fair point, maybe, BUT

Most Presbyterians I know would be ashamed of him. His mother was from the Western Isles, and she'd be birlin' in her grave if she really knew what he was doing.

I'm not religious. I detest organised religion, but I've been around it long enough to know that this man is not a Christian. He worships nothing but money and wealth. It beggars belief that this man is even in the running for president, but he has obviously touched a nerve somewhere, and someone somewhere likes him.

Sarah Palin loves him. What a ringing endorsement. 
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The proposed Edinburgh-Glasgow high speed link was scrapped this week, and much ado was made about the broken promises. It might be nice to have a rail link that gets you from one major city to another in a short space of time, but let's face it - E&G commuters aren't short of options.

The Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh link is currently being upgraded. Much ado has been made of tunnel closures at Winchburgh (to permit the lowering of trackwork and the installation of overhead line equipment), but these closures were known about well in advance. The train operating company, in this case Abellio Scotrail, will have to fork out for replacement coaches to cover the journey, when there really is no need. Travellers from Queen Street Station in Glasgow can go low-level via Airdrie and Bathgate, and from Glasgow Central Station they can go via Shotts, or down and round via Carstairs. It may well take a bit longer, but the works are being carried out to improve your overall journey times, so suck it up for a while and stop whinging.

What is the point in setting up a high-speed rail link between two cities that are less than 40 miles apart? By the time any train accelerates to its required operating speed, it'll be time to slow down again. What about the towns inbetween?

EGIP will ensure that there will be a decent link between Scotland's largest cities for decades to come. If you feel that it takes too long to get from one to the other, it's your behaviour that needs to change. Slow down a bit. Take a breath and look at the scenery that our country has to offer.

The money that would have been wasted on that high-speed link could be invested better elsewhere. Let's double the Highland line. Eliminate the bottleneck on the East Coast link at Montrose. Electrify the whole bloody lot - it would probably still cost less.

The Central Belt has had enough investment for now - let's spread the joy a little bit. 
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It's not just Scotland that shouldn't be fooled by the oil price nonsense. Sure, we could probably have been a hell of a lot richer if the establishment hadn't hidden the truth, but we'd still have ended up where we are now: oil isn't a sustainable source of income. 
Income from oil and gas is just a fraction of the Scottish economy, so don’t believe those who say we’ll be crippled by the current price slump
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This is what happens in a one-party state – one party competes with only four others along with a brand new one in what is claimed to be a proportional voting system in a legal ballot with a universal franchise, including teenagers, and the one-party government closes down all news outlets apart from 25 dailies, 13 Sundays, over 100 weeklies, a national broadcaster and only one private tv station which are free to air their own opinions. Little wonder scrutiny has been halted, dissenting voices stilled.


SNP Baaaaaaaad
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