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  1. Re: Gordon Lightfoot, If You Could Read My Mind

    He is from Orillia Ontario.
  2. Thread: Speed Increase

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    Re: Speed Increase

    Yep,here too.
    Sandy
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    Re: What to do with New 7" Tablet?

    Not too sure what is available to you in the US but there are probably some TV channels that you can access too. Just go into the 'Store' and look around. Even if you download something that you find...
  4. Thread: UKIP

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    Re: UKIP

    Well Elda, I suppose they are a 'bit to the right'. But they did seem to prove popular in the elections for the European Parliament. Just reflecting people's frustration with the EU. The SNP still...
  5. Thread: Lillibett Books

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    Re: Lillibett Books

    Well done Liz. Good luck with this venture.
    Sandy
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    Re: Subject: Radical Scotland for Independence

    Elda, they don't do answers...
    Sandy
  7. Thread: S C O T C H

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    Re: S C O T C H

    Argyll means "Land of the Gaels".
    There were Britons in Strathclyde.
    Bruce and Wallace were of Norman stock. The Normans had been 'invited' into Scotland rather than arriving as 'conquerors'....
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    Re: Subject: Radical Scotland for Independence

    Al, there is plenty of coverage about the EU 'question' over here.
    There are NO answers being given, mostly flavours of "trust us, it will be fine on the day".
    Actually your comment about the SNP...
  9. Thread: Mothers' Day

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    Re: Mothers' Day

    We spoke with my daughter in Ontario yesterday via Skype. My son visited and took them out for dinner. We shall be there in less than a fortnight.
    Sandy
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    Re: Subject: Radical Scotland for Independence

    It's groups like this that convince me even more that we should vote "No".
  11. Re: Farley Mowat, Canadian writer impassioned about nature, dies at 92

    It is usually pronounced M 'ou' at (as in ouch).
    Sandy
  12. Thread: Mothers' Day

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    Mothers' Day

    Happy Mothers' Day to all our North American Mothers.

    Sandy
  13. Re: Farley Mowat, Canadian writer impassioned about nature, dies at 92

    That's the way he pronounced it so who is to argue with him...~~~
    Sandy
  14. Re: Farley Mowat, Canadian writer impassioned about nature, dies at 92

    Farley wrote a book called something like The Alban Quest in which he hypothesises about the movement of these peoples across Europe, up into Scotland and eventually ending up on the Avalon Peninsula...
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    Re: Robot caregivers to help the elderly

    Elda, in 1966 Harold Wilson introduced Selective Employment Tax (SET). This was designed to move people from non-industrial jobs into "industry" (e.g. Ship Building, mining, manufacturing, etc)....
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    Re: CHIEFTAIN OF ELECTRIC SCOTLAND

    Not nowadays. Take a look at the price difference on the new planes. It really does look to me as if they have really configured for a proper business class.
    Sandy
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    Re: CHIEFTAIN OF ELECTRIC SCOTLAND

    Plus BA does not go to Glasgow. Linking through Heathrow is a nightmare, especially if you have to change terminals "into" Terminal 5.
    AirTransat is slowly improving, the only direct competition...
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    Re: CHIEFTAIN OF ELECTRIC SCOTLAND

    As far as I know Air Transat is the only airline to fly directly to and from Glasgow - Toronto. If you are thinking that the other airline is Canadian Affair, then you will find that is just a...
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    Re: Newsletter 18th April 2014

    Alastair, take some exercise on a daily basis and watch what you eat. You have had your warning~~
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    Re: Dangers....of Sitting?

    So the message is 'do something'...
    Of course there are lies , dam lies and statistics. I am sure that there is a statistic that proves 'walking to the shop' can reduce your lifespan - you may get...
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    Re: "Mechanical Marvels : Clockwork Dreams"

    What I find interesting is that the eyes also move as if the automaton is actually writing.
    What a machine
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    Swaying in the wind

    Here are some thoughts on Mr. Salmond and his continuing ability to make U-turns...

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/comment/talking-politics/salmond-making-goes-along-now-caught-160806291.html#yUTky6K
  23. Re: The Muppets sing with Jimmy Fallon on exit from one show to another!!!

    Just read that Jim Henson's son, who took over from his Dad on the Muppets, has just died aged only 48 (I think).

    Sandy
  24. Re: Makers of Irn-Bru have introduced ice-cream lolly made from same!

    Hi Joan,
    I had seen about the launch in the Scottish Papers. I've not seen any retraction from the Food Inspection Agency. However, the original article I read was about a store in Saskatchewan...
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    Re: Marlboro Man Dies from Smoking Illness

    Just heard that one of Betty's sisters has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Her husband gave up years ago but she just kept on going. She knows that her time is limited. She is on morphine and is...
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