Just Imagine!!!

Hoopy427

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In 1986 my wife and I were in a tiny hospital in Mzuzu, Malawi, East central Africa, where I worked as a doctor. She had just given birth to our first born child. Our two year contract had a few months to go. A few days later I brought a world map into the recovery room and put it on the wall. I said to my wife, "We have a daughter and may have more children. Here is a map of the world. I am a doctor and you are a qualified teacher. We could find work almost anywhere in the world. We were both born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. With the whole world to choose from, then where should we bring up our family? Objectively with the entire world to choose from would you hone in on Scotland? Seriously? Would that be your automatic first choice of location? Just because it's what we know?
She said 'No!"
Well then lets draw up from criteria to choose
English speaking ( we could learn another language but there are plenty of English speaking countries around the world)
That rules out South and Central America, and all the French speaking countries.
We were left with Scotland , England, Ireland and Wales. Canada , America, India, Australia, New Zealand and a few islands like Jamaica and other west indies islands. A few coutries in Africa like Kenya , Uganda, Nigeria and The Gambia.
We excluded all of Africa and all the little islands. Just beacuse we could!
All the countries of Britain were so-so. Adequate but not spectacular.
Canada was too cold. India and Australia were too hot. (We are redheads!!!) America too violent.
It had to have a good education system and a good health system if we were to work and our children flourish. It had to be a healthy democracy.
That's why we chose New Zealand 35 years ago. The first country to give women the vote. I never on any day, regret that decision.
If you are a young person with a family and you can emigrate then why would you choose to live in a country where people hate you and want to kill you because of the colour of your shirt, or the team that you support or the school that you went to?
The Scots with get up and go should get up and go.
Rant over.
Missus and I looked into moving to New Zealand a few years ago, more of a pipe dream than anything concrete, the closest we got was buying a road map of the country! If I could wake up tomorrow all settled in a different country it would probably still be New Zealand though, it looks great.
England has plenty of shitholes (Birmingham for a start) but we lived in the Cotswolds which was lovely, nice scenery, decent people, all very civilised, more chance of getting hit by lightning down there than getting caught up in sectarian violence and most importantly the weather is better than we get here.
 

tictastic

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Missus and I looked into moving to New Zealand a few years ago, more of a pipe dream than anything concrete, the closest we got was buying a road map of the country! If I could wake up tomorrow all settled in a different country it would probably still be New Zealand though, it looks great.
England has plenty of shitholes (Birmingham for a start) but we lived in the Cotswolds which was lovely, nice scenery, decent people, all very civilised, more chance of getting hit by lightning down there than getting caught up in sectarian violence and most importantly the weather is better than we get here.
Catswolds you mean? :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

TTQtKK

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In 1986 my wife and I were in a tiny hospital in Mzuzu, Malawi, East central Africa, where I worked as a doctor. She had just given birth to our first born child. Our two year contract had a few months to go. A few days later I brought a world map into the recovery room and put it on the wall. I said to my wife, "We have a daughter and may have more children. Here is a map of the world. I am a doctor and you are a qualified teacher. We could find work almost anywhere in the world. We were both born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. With the whole world to choose from, then where should we bring up our family? Objectively with the entire world to choose from would you hone in on Scotland? Seriously? Would that be your automatic first choice of location? Just because it's what we know?
She said 'No!"
Well then lets draw up from criteria to choose
English speaking ( we could learn another language but there are plenty of English speaking countries around the world)
That rules out South and Central America, and all the French speaking countries.
We were left with Scotland , England, Ireland and Wales. Canada , America, India, Australia, New Zealand and a few islands like Jamaica and other west indies islands. A few coutries in Africa like Kenya , Uganda, Nigeria and The Gambia.
We excluded all of Africa and all the little islands. Just beacuse we could!
All the countries of Britain were so-so. Adequate but not spectacular.
Canada was too cold. India and Australia were too hot. (We are redheads!!!) America too violent.
It had to have a good education system and a good health system if we were to work and our children flourish. It had to be a healthy democracy.
That's why we chose New Zealand 35 years ago. The first country to give women the vote. I never on any day, regret that decision.
If you are a young person with a family and you can emigrate then why would you choose to live in a country where people hate you and want to kill you because of the colour of your shirt, or the team that you support or the school that you went to?
The Scots with get up and go should get up and go.
Rant over.
Wow. Sadly 100% correct about Scotland. Delighted for you that you and your family found a way 馃挌
 

TTQtKK

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It needs to be dealt with Shammy, I'm not exactly a scaredy cat when it comes to walking the streets but I'm convinced if I'd gone out on Sunday wearing hoops I'd probably have ended up in hospital, that's so fucking wrong!
100% sadly the young Kamil has paid the price of our lawmakers indulgence of the savages. Honestly you wouldn鈥檛 even have to be wearing the hoops, these scum celebrate in blood. Sure they sing about it every chance they get
 
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Frank Owen

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Its all so pointless at the end of the day they've killed a guy over a football game馃様 all sides family's have to deal with the fallout for the rest of they're days while the perpetrators lay in the tin pail for say 15 year before they can get paroled all that for what??? ITS ALL SO POINTLESS馃槬
My feelings exactly. A double tragedy without doubt.
 

John n贸

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What's gone wrong with the Republic? They always had a habit of punching above their weight.
Unlike Scotland who we've just accepted are shite for the last 30 years.
Can't produce players, can't even find one's now that's drank a pint of Guinness to make them eligible to play. Suppose its no wonder with a manager who only managed in the league of Ireland which is possibly the equivalent to the Highland league.
 

Hoopy427

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Can't produce players, can't even find one's now that's drank a pint of Guinness to make them eligible to play. Suppose its no wonder with a manager who only managed in the league of Ireland which is possibly the equivalent to the Highland league.
Remember the good old days, did yer maw have any Dubliners records? Aye she did have one I think!

Sign here son! 馃樄
 

Rik Bhoy

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As you know I spent about 10 years in England, never had an issue about being Scottish and certainly not about being a Tim. Moved back up to Lanarkshire a few years ago and I've had to "educate" my English missus on how to live up here. It's actually embarrassing but it had to be done for her own safety, when you see huns acting like they do just look away, don't confront them, just keep your head down and get out of the location ASAP. In England if someone was acting the cunt she would confront them, but it's not safe to do that here, she's had to learn that which is fucking shameful. I'll happily punch fuck out of the knuckle dragging bastards but she's not really equipped for that.
Every day wee see folk take the knee, they're appalled at racism and that's good, but we have a gang of backward thugs in our own country who genuinely think they run this country and are allowed to threaten, assault and tragically kill people who are "different" to them.
Something needs to be done, this can't go on.
Hard to read this, sorry it鈥檚 like it is. 95% of people in England genuinely cannot comprehend the insanity of it all up in Scotland and in Ulster too. I鈥檓 very lucky to know a 鈥榟un鈥 who I drink with (when pubs are open) who only hates me for 90 minutes during the derby! But to live with that constant fear and having to look over your shoulder, fuck that. Look after yourselves and don鈥檛 give them the opportunity.
 

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