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Parcel bombs sent to Glasgow University and London airports


I honestly understand why the yet undetected suspect chose places in London - certainly to express one's disliking of which route the Brexit negotiations current, take -, but why Glasgow University, obviously a Scottish University? I am certainly unaware of the reason why to choose a target in Scotland? I mean, this country used to be Ireland's ally, Scotsmen as well as Irish expatriates who used to live there came to help the Irish when the English used to assail them again. Also, the SNP still tries to accomplish a permission to hold its own independence referendum to leave the kingdom behind, to stay in the EU after Brexit.
If anyone of you has an idea what could be the reason, share it in the comments. Until then, I rest unaware.
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Resharing from Mastodon because I think some of my #gplusrefugees friends on #diaspora have probably been thinking lately about on how/if to preserve their old incarnation. The focus of the attached article is really about the ability to remember someone who has died, but it brings up some good points about the impact of even having a social media footprint to preserve.

Personally, I'm a bit mortified (pardon the play on words) that any of my old social media lives on. It's highly unlikely that I've said anything particularly literary or timeless. Even today, I cringe at the thought of going back to read my old Live Journal posts. That was an anxious, young woman that needed a hug and regular help not driving off of an emotional cliff.

I have no desire to live on in someone's memory as a collection of snapshots. However, I would like a way for my virtual connections to get notified of my demise an... show more
 


https://www.sott.net/article/408266-6ft-Pictish-stone-with-eagle-symbol-discovered-in-north-of-Scotland

6ft " #Pictish stone" with #eagle #symbol #discovered in north of #Scotland
 
The EU accounts for more than 30 percent of Scotch whisky sales and some distilleries source inputs from member states. #UnitedKingdom #Brexit #Scotland #Europe
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #indi1, #indi2, #SNP, #Scotland

Anyone out there from Scotland into Indi?
 
Almost 40 percent in Scotland voted to leave the EU. How would they vote now, if there were a second referendum? #UnitedKingdom #Scotland #Brexit
 
The “recumbent stone circle” in the parish of Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, was reported by the site’s current farm and was considered unusual for its small diameter and relatively small stones.
Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeenshire council’s archaeology service celebrated it as an authentic discovery and continued their research until being contacted by the former owner who said they had built it as a replica in the mid-1990s.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/21/ancient-scottish-stone-circle-was-built-in-1990s
«Лежащий каменный круг» в приходе Леошель-Кушни, Абердиншир,
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Former Scottish National Party head charged with two counts of attempted rape and multiple sexual assaults. #Scotland #Europe #Sexualassault
 
The #Remainer in #parliament are in full panic as their hopes of staying in the #EU disappear as lawful options to do so have dried up.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/thomas-luongo/panic-time-for-remainers-over-brexit/

#news #UK #Europe #lewrockwell #ThomasLuongo #May #Corbyn #Scotland
Panic Time
 



https://www.sott.net/article/405426-Bright-meteor-fireball-blazes-over-Shetland-Scotland
#fireball #scotland
Bright #meteor fireball blazes over Shetland, Scotland -- Sott.net

LOCAL astronomers agree that a fireball seen over Sumburgh airport on Friday evening was a sporadic meteor. The meteor was captured by one of the Sumburgh Head cliff cameras operated by Shetland Webcam and shared on You Tube.
 
Women who sleep rough have no escape from sexual violence and struggle to deal with basic menstrual hygiene.
Abused, harassed, rejected from society: Glasgow's homeless women
#Scotland #Homeless #Europe #UnitedKingdom
 

The Supreme Court Judgement and Scotland’s Colonial Status


#colonial #court #judgement #scotland #status #supreme
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The Supreme Court Judgement and Scotland’s Colonial Status
 

48 Letters & a vote of confidence


Separately, many opposition MPs have urged Labour leader Jeremy #Corbyn to call for a Commons vote of no confidence in the government, although he has so far resisted.

And he did:

May cancels cabinet meeting and talks with Irish Taoiseach ahead of the vote.

One can tell that it is getting boiling hot for her. If the 158 Tory members will choose to vote against her, it's over for her, no matter what she says how dangerous it becomes for the Brexit when there will be a change of leadership. At least many of us might think it's probably going to be a No-Deal-Brexit.

On the 48 letters: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46532747

On the Vote of Confidence: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-46533245

#Brexit #Britain #News #Politics #VoteOfConfidence #TheresaMay #England #Wales #Scotland #NorthernIreland #Backstop #Ireland #NoDealBrexit #HardBrexit #JeremyCorbyn
 
SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, says she will support Labour effort to pass no-confidence motion on Theresa May's rule.
Scottish nationalists offer support to Labour to topple UK PM
#UnitedKingdom #LabourParty #Scotland #JeremyCorbyn
 
Greetings to #Scotland! / Grüße nach Schottland! (Foto vom August 2018) #Horizons https://t.co/hB8tI368C5
"Alexander Gerst" #Horizons”
 

This person's 45-tweet rant about the imperial system is hilariously relatable


If you've ever found yourself somewhat confused by the logic of the imperial system — you know, pounds, ounces, all that good stuff — you're not alone.

Because unlike the more modern metric system, which is fairly logical when it comes to the way different measures and weights are broken down, the imperial system just seems a bit... messier.

I suppose if you grow up using the Imperial system you get used to all the odd amounts that get divided by to arrive at half measures etc. Anyway this is still quite a hilarious read at https://mashable.com/article/imperial-system-angry-rant/ especially now that the metric kilogram has been redefined.

#imperial #metric
This person's 45-tweet rant about the imperial system is hilariously relatable
#uk #scotland #culture #web-culture
 
Scotland should take responsibility for the major and highly lucrative role it played in the transatlantic slave trade.
It's time for Scotland to make reparations for slavery
#Scotland #slavery #UnitedKingdom #History #Europe
 
Hello, all! I'm #newhere. I'm a big fan of #vintage-motorcycles, especially #british-motorcycles, #isleofman, #photography, #illustration, #scotland, for starters. I look forward to sharing and learning.
 
Little known stories behind Frederick Douglass speaking tour in Scotland, a country is now dealing with its dark past.
When Scotland hosted an abolitionist after profiting from slavery
#Scotland #History #Europe #UnitedKingdom #slavery #US&Canada #UnitedStates
 
Instagram Photo by kicker (@kicker) | WEBSTAGRAM
https://web.stagram.com/p/BqcFq6dgqzF #kicker #fussball #nationalmannschaft #nationalteam #schottland #scotland #israel #scotlandisrael #uefanationsleague
 
Apologists for the British Empire be like: We pulled you Indians out of antiquity. Be grateful.

A part of me would like to do horrible things to these arrogant bastards. 😠

'In the colonial era, most of India’s sizeable foreign exchange earnings went straight to London—severely hampering the country’s ability to import machinery and technology in order to embark on a modernisation path similar to what Japan did in the 1870s.'

https://www.livemint.com/Companies/HNZA71LNVNNVXQ1eaIKu6M/British-Raj-siphoned-out-45-trillion-from-India-Utsa-Patna.html

\#india #britain #england #scotland #uk
 
♲ Wim 🅾 (wim_v12e@octodon.social):
Gleann Einich is a glacial through and has an interesting geological feature: flat-topped hills that remain after the mountain stream has eroded the valley floor.
#Scotland #photography #mastoart






 
#scotland #LGBTI #LGBTIinclusiveEducation
Scottish GovernmentVerified account @scotgov :
Deputy First Minister @JohnSwinney has just announced that Scotland will become the first country in the world to have #LGBTI inclusive education embedded in the curriculum. #EducateToLiberate 🏳️‍🌈

Twitter: Scottish Government on Twitter (Scottish Government)

 
Unfortunately a case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) has been found in Scotland. Hopefully it is localized.
#scotland #Aberdeenshire #BSE #bovinespongiformencephalopathy
(tpa)
 



Pobull Fhinn, Langass #StoneCircle, Isle Of #Uist, #Hebrides, #Scotland

https://ip-tours.com/pflsc

Pobull Fhinn (Gaelic name) is a stone circle on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. The stones were probably named after the legendary

#photography #landscapephotography #inspiringphotography

Of the several stone circles on the island, Pobull Fhinn is the most conspicuous. It is located on the south side of Ben Langass and it possibly dates ...
Pobull Fhinn, Langass Stone Circle, Isle Of Uist, Hebrides, Scotland

Inspiring Photography Tours and Workshops: For VERY LARGE view & EXIF click on picture (Dimitrios Vasileiou)

 
Interesting lecture on the practice of apotropaic (protection) magic in Ireland.

Witch bottles, iron, horse shoes and the ongoing spiritual battle of women to protect hearth and home from invaders.



#apotropaic #witchcraft #magic #protection #folk-magic #cunning-folk #wise-women #curses #folklore #Ireland #England #Scotland #witches #witch-bottle #history #archeology #tradition #customs
 
Scotland's pro-independence camp might not survive increasing internal disunity.
Is Scottish independence still possible?
#Scotland #UnitedKingdom #Europe
 
Gale force winds hit the British Isles, disrupt travel, damage property and leave 200,000 people without power.
Storm Ali leaves two dead in Ireland
#Weather #Europe #Scotland #Ireland
 

Ben Nevis


One Minute Mountain: Ben Nevis
#bennevis #scotland #hillwalking #mountain #ukhillwalking
 
What is harassment?

Harassment is when someone behaves in a way which makes you feel distressed, humiliated or threatened. It could be someone you know, like a neighbour or people from you local area or it could be a stranger - for example, someone on the bus.

Examples of harassment include:
unwanted phone calls, letters, emails or visits
abuse and bullying online
stalking
verbal abuse and threats
smashing windows or using dogs to frighten you.

Contact the police
If you’re being harassed and you feel you're in danger you can contact the police.
If you think you’re being harassed because of your disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation, you can report the harassment to the police as a hate incident or crime.
You can find details of your local police station on the Police.UK website.

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Defamation


Defamation, calumny, vilification, or traducement is the communication of a false statement that, depending on the law of the country, harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation.
[1]Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and must have been made to someone other than the person defamed. [2]Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel.
[3]False light laws protect against statements which are not technically false, but which are misleading.
[4]In some civil law jurisdictions, defamation is treated as a crime rather than a civil wrong.
Libel law in England and Wales was reformed by the Defamation Act 2013.
"Requirement of serious harm: "A statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant". "

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Scotland's worker ownership agenda


Blog: Scotland's worker ownership agenda | Co-operatives UK Newsroom
#democracy #coop #coops #cooperative #cooperatives #scotland #worker #uk
 
Which part of the word "global" does this fuckwit not understand.
#Scotland #weather
 
Global cooling: #Snow falls on #Scotland as Brits shiver in #freezing -2C start to Bank Holiday
 
Anger and concern as private contractor Serco plans to evict 330 people from their Glasgow homes by changing the locks.
Afghan asylum seekers on hunger-strike protest against eviction
#Scotland #Refugees #Afghanistan #UnitedKingdom #Europe
 
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