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Ian MacDonald
Gael. Supporter of traditional arts & the oral tradition. Lover of seann-nòs. Shinty coach and fan. Parent. Physicist in the NHS. Traveller, eco-dude, cyclist.
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Ian MacDonald 11h
Many foods (tinned fish, tinned curry, sweetcorn, pasta, coffee, muesli, etc) keep for ages. No harm at all bulk buying when they are on offer. I'm not buying stuff that wouldn't get used anyway. Yet.
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Ian MacDonald 11h
Replying to @IANGREY2 @daz1985 and 3 others
It's worse than that. They have been issued with a flowchart. Thinking is unnecessary.
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Ian MacDonald 11h
Replying to @IANGREY2 @daz1985 and 3 others
Best not feed the trolls, Ian. It only encourages them.
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Lady J of Tay 12h
Scots will not have to work until 75 in an independent Scotland
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#SocialistSunday Aug 18
A general election WILL be held this year. Let's get a poll going. Which Party would you vote for? Comment your reason why. Vote and RT.
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Richard Murphy Aug 19
Am I alone in having doubts about the Electoral Commission? It appears unable to spot election fraud from a mile off, let alone do anything about it. And now it seem to think its job is to stop the people of Scotland having a vote on their own future.
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Ian MacDonald Aug 18
Eh, yes my topical psoriasis medicine is bulked out by paraffin oil & wax because vitaminD is unstable in water-based compounds. But they are NOT the active component. Most medicines CANNOT be made from hydrocarbons. All hydrocarbon carriers can be made from vegetable products.
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Ian MacDonald Aug 18
Petroleum is simple hydrocarbons - OK for fuel; rubbish for producing pharmaceuticals. I suffer from psoriasis, a skin disease I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Most treatment is a form of vitamin D. This can ONLY be produced from lanolin, from animals, typically lambs' wool.
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Kirsty Kittens Aug 18
Please please share this Edinburgh folks.
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Ian MacDonald Aug 17
What's your problem, pal? Scottish independence will let Scottish people chart our own future. That's what we want. Including on trans inclusion. And everything else.
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Ian MacDonald Aug 17
Aye. Some oil is turned into plastics, paints and other stuff we like to use. Most of it IS burnt, mind. But plastics cause massive problems. We've only had it for 80 years and it's already strangling all life on our planet. Other materials can be used. Scotland can lead.
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Ian MacDonald Aug 17
Replying to @simon_brooke @theSNP
Completely concur, Simon. And in today's Scotland, and in our independent Scotland to come, she sets the bar, and sets it pretty high. Another reason to be confident Scotland can be at least as good as any other nation on the world stage.
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Ian MacDonald Aug 17
Have no fear. With independence, the oil will be there, but this time *for* Scotland, if we need it. Just, we won't need it, at least for long, as we have vast sources of renewable energy. Few other nations' economies can be as certain of their underpinning resources as 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿.
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Ian MacDonald Aug 17
Replying to @Mortalsoil1
Thomas More is also supposed to have said, "Those who reach 80 deserve freedom to capitalise any words they like".
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Awwwww Aug 16
I shall now show you the dance of my people
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Ian MacDonald Aug 16
Replying to @SmartEnergyGB
Jesus, this is utter garbage propaganda. Everyone can see smart meters are nothing but fancy trinkets that help suppliers make money. So, who pays you? Nobody wants them, and the ones they've managed to flog don't work. Sod off. And fix the grid. Your grid.
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Edinburgh Police North West Aug 9
** MISSING PERSON ** We are appealing for help to trace a 55 year old Colin Robertson who was last seen in the Clerk Street area on 02/08/19. If you have any information which may help, please call 101 quoting incident 5345 02/08/19. Full details -
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Ian MacDonald Aug 16
Replying to @jamiegreeneUK
Yasss, Jamie! As a Scottish taxpayer, I now own an indirect stake in this iconic shipyard that builds the ships we sail on all over Scotland. It feels soooo good. How it must burn to hear it, but building ferries for Scotland's long-term future trumps your pals' profit margins!
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Ian MacDonald Aug 15
Replying to @NickWiltonNS
See when you capitalise the word 'fact', it's a dead giveaway that it's anything but.
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The National Aug 14
EXCLUSIVE: We’ve obtained a secret leaked video from anti-independence campaign group ... and they REALLY don’t want you to follow this link:
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