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Hairy Scot

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  1. Ballybrack FC: Dublin side escapes expulsion from league after falsely reporting player's death www.bbc.com/sport/football/46405912
  2. Hairy Scot

    Brexit not going very good?

    I still cannot get my head around the idea that some kind of a deal is necessary. The four remaining members of EFTA have got along just fine for the past 46 years without the EU. Perhaps it's time to rejoin EFTA.
  3. Hairy Scot

    "The Master Race" turns flaky?

    German parliament approves 3rd gender identity for records 14 Dec, 2018 9:15pm Quick Read AP BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse." Lawmakers approved the change late Thursday. The government had to act after Germany's highest court ruled last year that people must be allowed to register as neither male nor female, ordering authorities to create a third identity or scrap gender entries altogether. That followed a case in which a plaintiff had sought unsuccessfully to have their entry in the birth register changed from "female" to "inter/diverse" or "diverse." Until now, the only other option was to leave the gender blank. Advocacy groups and some opposition politicians argue the resulting legislation doesn't go far enough. In most cases, it requires people to produce a doctor's certificate to change their status.
  4. Hairy Scot

    Scum of the Earth

    Now now laddies, let's not get pedantic about thread content. Sometimes a thread will evolve and widen its scope.
  5. Hairy Scot

    May is Doomed

    Apologies. Senior moment.
  6. Hairy Scot

    May is Doomed

    117 voted for her, 83 against. However, parliament can still put a stop to her plans.
  7. Hairy Scot

    Smart Watch

    I have a Sony Smart Watch. It's now in a drawer somewhere, An amusing toy. The best feature was that I could connect to my Galaxy S6 and use it as a hands free interface while driving. Major problem was having to charge the damn thing just about every day.
  8. Hairy Scot

    Amusing Videos

    https://youtu.be/UZE8ZrLyMH4 https://youtu.be/T7CCicEEQiw https://youtu.be/8Bet0RuhOQk
  9. Hairy Scot

    Thankfully all Scots

    as often happens
  10. Hairy Scot

    Thankfully all Scots

    Aye, and we all agreed on that.
  11. Hairy Scot

    Thankfully all Scots

    Anyway, I'm done with this topic. Thank fuck I now live in a country where such petty parochial nonsense is not an everyday occurrence.
  12. Hairy Scot

    Thankfully all Scots

    The refusal must take place before any transaction is initiated.
  13. Hairy Scot

    Thankfully all Scots

    ACH, don't be so obtuse.
  14. Hairy Scot

    Thankfully all Scots

    Can you not grasp the simple fact that "legal currency" is what matters? "Legal Tender" is an obsolete and outdated concept. Surely you, as a staunch supporter of the UK, can see that what parliament defines as "legal currency" is what matters and that that is applicable to all the member countries of the UK. SO the shopkeeper has no legal right to refuse legal currency. He can refuse the transaction for any number of reasons so long as those will stand up in court, but he cannot refuse on the grounds that he deems the currency not to be legal tender. It's simple.
  15. Hairy Scot

    Thankfully all Scots

    Scottish Banknotes are legal currency – i.e. they are approved by the UK Parliament. However, Scottish Bank notes are not Legal Tender, not even in Scotland. In fact, no banknote whatsoever (including Bank of England notes!) qualifies for the term 'legal tender' north of the border and the Scottish economy seems to manage without that legal protection. HM Treasury is responsible for defining which notes have ‘legal tender’ status within the United Kingdom and the following extract from Bank of England’s website may help to clarify what is meant by “legal tender” and how little practical meaning the phrase has in everyday transactions. “The term legal tender does not in itself govern the acceptability of banknotes in transactions. Whether or not notes have legal tender status, their acceptability as a means of payment is essentially a matter for agreement between the parties involved. Legal tender has a very narrow technical meaning in relation to the settlement of debt. If a debtor pays in legal tender the exact amount he owes under the terms of a contract, he has good defence in law if he is subsequently sued for non-payment of the debt. In ordinary everyday transactions, the term ‘legal tender’ has very little practical application.” (Ref. www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/about/faqs.htm.) Let commonsense prevail. For narrow read restrictive or restricted.

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