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Comment: Re:Can someone clarify the state of BitCoin? (Score 1) 130

by Pax681 (#47869625) Attached to: Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet
yes.. so..much.. as.. in Europe they are registered and regulated AS A BANK. In Europe storing that cash in paypal means that,like a bank, you know... because it's registered and regulated as a bank... that money was in a bank when money gets deposited.

In Europe, PayPal is registered as a bank in Luxembourg under the legal name PayPal (Europe) Sàrl et Cie SCA, a company regulated centrally by the Luxembourg bank authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)[74] (note that all of the company's European accounts were transferred to PayPal's bank in Luxembourg on July 2, 2007.[75]) Prior to this move, PayPal had been registered in the UK as PayPal (Europe) Ltd, an entity which was licensed as an Electronic Money Issuer with the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) from 2004. This ceased in 2007, when the company moved to Luxembourg.


Comment: Well ba snoke and mist machines then! (Score 1) 3

by Pax681 (#47833209) Attached to: E-cigarette Warnings Are 'Alarmist'
as they use pretty much the same stuff along mixed with food flavourings -safety tested and passed as they art food additives
[rant on] What this boils down to is the non-smoker/ex-smoker brigade now getting pissed off because.... MY FUCKING GOD SOMEONE APPEARS TO BE ENJOYING A VAPE!!!!!
Now while they might look like smoking.. they are not... there's no tobacco, no tobacco smell and, those like me who much prefer coconut,blueberry and vanilla flavours.... well... well....we are just putting those FUMES into the air for others to breathe......
new for those idiots... water vapour != smoke... it doesn't smell the same(as it isn't), doesn't taste the same (as it isnn't) and isn't full of toxins(it may only have one.. nicotine)
Oh and nicotine can't gibe you cancer....(br) Yeah.. I use a kanger tech vape and it saves me a fortune., tastes fucking great. i don't cough and spluter and i save a fortune(9 GBP per month vs £50 per week!)
these assholes that are wanting to ban it... seriousdly.. FUCK THOSE PEOPLE.... next they will be banning chewing the end of a fucking pencil as that vaguely,in the right light looks like smoking... to a fucking moron....
[/end rant]

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Comment: Re:close to population (Score 1) 375

by Pax681 (#47728733) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

"Scotland has only been invaded by one country in the last 1000 years, it's a country to our south."

Why do you think that might be? Do you think, if say, Scotland was independent and the rest of the UK left it to fend for itself that you wouldn't have been attacked by the Nazis?

The whole reason Scotland hasn't been invaded by anyone other than the English in the last 1000 years is because the English have been running the single biggest empire in history for most of it and Scotland has thrived and been protected as a result of that.

"we just don't like the arseholes in Westminster telling us what to do (neither does large areas of England as it happens)"

Sure, and I'm in one of those parts of England where we have even less localism than you because we don't have a devolved parliament, but the idea of independence is far more retarded because we'd be even worse off again - sure we'd have more local politicians but you think someone in Glasgow is really going to be any more represented by a parliament in Edinburgh than they are London? All Salmond is selling you is that he'll get to fuck you over instead of the politicians in London, god only knows if Salmond's deal with Trump to overrule the rights of a Scotsman and his local council so that Trump could build a golf course isn't evidence of that I don't know what is - he doesn't give a shit about you any more than the politicians in Westminster and he's proven that enough times already.

Moving the place the people in control of you sit changes fuck all, increasing the accountability of whoever controls you and changing it to a relationship of serving you rather than controlling you is the only option to achieve what you're after, and you can do that far more prosperously in the union.

But perhaps instead of chasing independence you'd have worked with those of us in England to get that accountability and improved localism for the regions we might have got somewhere, but instead you're taking the worst possible option out of laziness.

Thankfully though, it seems that plenty enough Scots aren't quite retarded enough to take the stupid option that you're pushing so fingers crossed we can soon start focussing on a solution that makes sense, rather than one that's destructive fed by petty populist nationalist rhetoric.

fucking save me from this poorly constructed bullshit nonsense!
Westminster even drew up plans to LET SCOTLAND BE over run by the nazis in world war two .
you entire statement is 100% pure,unfiltered bullshit and you know it
here's a link to an article that is fully attributed and you can check it's facts.......
London plans to abandon Scotland to Nazis in world war two
BTW... it's a matter for the Scottish electorate... :)

Comment: Re:close to population (Score 1) 375

by Pax681 (#47728691) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

It should be noted that the nuclear armoury is based only 15 miles from Scotland's most populous area, the city of Glasgow -- which in the politics of the union is totally fine so long as it's nowhere near English cities. The system has had multiple failures and there have been attempted coverups of accidents at Coulport (where the weapons are stored). The Royal Navy also stores the decrepit and rusting nuclear submarines at Rosyth, a mere 10 miles from Edinburgh, our capital city. Again the thought of storing these at Southampton or Portsmouth would not be considered because it's too close to English who don't want rusting nuclear vessels in their backyard.

Senior MOD officials have been on the back foot in this debate even though most UK military assets have already been removed from Scotland (airbases have been shut and army decimated). Rather like in a divorce where one party tries to remove as many assets as possible before a possible split. The problem with the nuclear armoury is that none of the other areas of the UK want it and it would be political suicide for an English MP to accept into their area.

Scotland, if the vote is YES next month, would be a small country and it would not be right to have nuclear arms. Scotland wants to set an example by not having them on our soil. Scotland has only been invaded by one country in the last 1000 years, it's a country to our south. Scots like the English (this is not an anti-English referendum) - we just don't like the arseholes in Westminster telling us what to do (neither does large areas of England as it happens)

To learn more about the Scottish independence, see The Wee Blue Book

you are spot on sir....

Comment: Re:Two weaker nations (Score 1) 375

by Pax681 (#47728683) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

That is what Scottish independence would mean. But WTF, break what is left of the Kingdom up if you must.

that is a piss poor attempt at emotive bullshit.... it's uyp to the people of Scotland to decide by voting for what they want. It would not make Scotland weaker.. fiscally it would be in a much stronger position and morally stronger too being rid of Westminster bloody awful foreign policy and involvement in illegal wars.
And ,as i said in a previous post, i say this as a veteran of the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute regiment with service in Northern Ireland,1st gulf war and Bosnia to name the ones you would have heard of.
your point if utterly weak sauce.. is Norway a weak nation????? nopes it bailed out the world bank from it's pocket change... Iceland is actually recovering rather nicely ...oh and Ireland is recovering faster and better than the so called "UK".... there are lots of small countries that do very well thanks very much and Scotland can be one of them

Comment: Re:Of course it won't (Score 1) 375

by Pax681 (#47728627) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Anyone stupid enough to just dismantle nukes instead of selling them is a moron.

I sure hope that fat stupid prick doesn't get in to power, Scotland will be destroyed. He is genuinely ignorant as to how international relations and economy works.

holy fuck... now here speaks a typical unionist.. this referendum isn't about Alex Salmond it's about the constitutional future and the future for our children in Scotland.
When it comes to who is the First Minister post independence.. that's what election are for you blatant fucking MORON.....
As for being ignorant on economics.. he's an economist and specialised in oil and worked in that for fucking years.
Thgis makes him more qualified than that pretty much all the Westminster chancellors put together.. such as the latest one.. with a degree in art history... I mean really? is this the best debate you can put forward? no nonder you posted AC.. typical unthinking dogmatic moronic unionist bilge.... just like the "better together2 campaign declared that if Scotland became independent the roaming charges would be horrendous in Europe for Scots... and this on the same day the EU announced the end of roaming charges.. LOL,
. You sir are genuinely ignorant.... about everything especially Scotland,it's politics,what would happen post independence and it's political personalities
Again I stress this referendum has nothing to do with salmond and everything to do with independence... hence the name.. the independence referendum!

Comment: Re:Betteridge (Score 1) 375

by Pax681 (#47728573) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
erm.. do other nations who don't have nuclear weapons not contribute?????? i would say they do with sending their armed services to serve on NATO and EU missions and campaigns so your statement is fucking ludicrous that we cannot contribute without nukes...
You'll also find that Scottish politicians in high office are not that bothered about what American politicos think... Google Kenny McAskill and Al Megrahi for details

Comment: Re:Betteridge (Score 2) 375

by Pax681 (#47728545) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
Scoitland has been invaded by many groups of people and generally fended them all off from the Romans to the Vikings to the English.
however in 1706/7 from when the act of union was passed(in an illegally convened parliament btw ) GREED and corruption was used to sway the vote. the people of the time certainly didn't want the union as the riots all over Scotland from Dumfries,to ayr,Edinburgh,Glasgow,Aberdeen,Dundee.. all over testify.
Scotland was pout in a vulnerable position by naval blockade which ,apart from a shitty choice of trading goods, put paid to the Darrien scheme. Privateers were also commissioned to raid Scottish vessels too, then there was the alien act making it illegal to employ,trade with,house or shelter a Scot in England or even trade with them abroad
Now... while the towns and cities were actually ok for funds the merchants and noblemen were fucked by the failed investment in the Darrien scheme and also by the alien act.
A rather famous writer of the time was employed by the crown to bribe his way through the Scottish parliament and being in desperate need of funds or just being greedy corrupt bastards the vote got through
That was Daniel Defoe who was the paymaster and handler for the agents of the crown
Thus it can be said that the only country to totally defeat Scotland ...were... ourselves due to those corrupt fucks.
As a side note... if you look at the 'Bella Pasta' eatery on teh corner of the royal mile and North Bridge, in the basement of that building where the eateries toilet is now placed.. that's where the act of union was drafted and then completed for presentation to the parliament for the vote.
quite appropriate as it was concocted by shits and pushed through by shits and therefore ,generally,a bit of a shitter! ;)

Comment: the VAST majority of Scots... (Score 1) 375

by Pax681 (#47728451) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
do not want the weapons stored in Scotland never mind 20 miles from our largest city.
The prospective sites such as in the Plymouth/Southhampton area were deemed "too close to population centres" for the MOD..... hmmmmm but it's ok to lob them next door to Scotlands largest most populated city???
and they wonder why the YES vote is rising and rising???? well that amongst other things.
What is HILARIOUS is unionists tryto say "oh but Scotland wouldn't not get into NATO" or some such utter bullshit..... again the vast majority of NATO members have no nuclear capability.
personally i cannot wait to cast my vote and get the unionm, irt's nuclear weapons and it's fucking hideous foreign policy and domestic policies to fuck out of Scotland.
At any rate the Mutually assured destruction philosophy ios hardly relevant these days in how wars are waged and they certainly don't deter any terrorist act.... and have never done....personally i'd rather spend the money of schools,hospitals and pther such projects to boost and enrich the population rather than squander over 100 BILLIONS on a replacement for those fucking weapons and i say this as a Veteran of the Parachute Regiment who served from Northern Ireland to the 1st gulf war to Bosnia..... Alba gu brath agus Saor Alba

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