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  1. 7 minutes ago, Tynie Bagstock said:

    When I was younger never really thought about it.  After my dad died a few years ago that changed.

    Not terrified of dying but terrified of dying young and leaving my kids to grow up without me being there.

    We've got no relatives so who would look after them, what would happen to them, how would they develop.  My daughter would be fine I think but my son is ridiculously close to me and goes everywhere with me, I'd really worry about him if I died whilst he is still young.

    Financially they would be fine with life insurance, pensions etc.

    Let me get to 80 in reasonable health and then go thanks 

    I’ve just about reached the target you mention in your last sentence and yes, I , and my wife are quite reconciled to it happening anytime. 
    We’ve had a wonderful life, great family, very few regrets, and are now doing everything we can manage and going on as many holidays as we feel up to.

    Covid held us back a bit in 2020 but having read some wonderful articles by the likes of Lord Sumption, Peter Hitchens and others, we decided to follow our instincts and ignored lockdown restrictions, mask wearing and all dehumanising rules as far as was possible. Our motto is ‘What will be will be’.

    So, until the grim reaper arrives, as inevitably it will, onwards and upwards.

  2. 2 hours ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

    It's a trans woman being discussed so the correct pronouns are "she" and "her". As you well know.

    I accept your point but if the individual has not yet received a GRC certificate then surely the individual must be classed as male bearing in mind that the individual still has male genitalia and male sex chromosomes.

    Guidance would be appreciated.

  3. 22 minutes ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

    Seems an entirely reasonable response to me. Don't make sweeping decisions that discriminate against all trans people, do protect women if a trans person is an actual rapist. Not sure how anyone could moan about that or suggest that Sturgeon was "flailing" based on her making the correct decision.

    She, and the Justice Secretary initially said they would leave the decision to the SPS who sent him to Cornton Vale despite ministers having the power to overrule the SPS. Only when there was a great eruption from the public was it decided to remove him from there. She refused to admit that he was actually still in Cornton Vale yesterday.

  4. Pleased to see that an SNP MP actually wrote to the UK Scottish Secretary asking him to block the bill on behalf of her constituents.

    After seeing Sturgeons flailing yesterday, the whole thing is falling apart.

    Thank goodness the adults are starting to take charge.


  5. 14 minutes ago, Genuine Hibs Fan said:

    what's the scam supposed to be? 

    The estranged wife of Bryson states that he never showed any signs of being in the wrong body. 
    According to her, he’s just ‘scamming’ the system.

    Presumably, that’s what Spence is referring to.

  6. 2 minutes ago, oneteaminglasgow said:

    In direct contradiction of my post above, I’d like to point out that you vote Conservative, so yes you fucking are. 

    I have done but might switch to Reform UK next time

  7. 4 minutes ago, J_Stewart said:

    Some laugh that DPB is apparently old enough to be retired, and yet has never heard of or paid "National Insurance", y'know, the thing that we all already pay to cover our health care, including GP appointments.

    Almost as if this isn't a good faith discussion from his end.

    I thought this thread was about NHS Reform?

    Of course I’ve paid masses of tax and NI over the years and I just want the NHS to work for the population.

    Obviously, it’s not and I thought we were looking for reforms to make it better?

    Sadly, more and more people are requiring to ditch it and go private to get the care and treatment they need.

    People like me are not doing anything to destroy or take it private.

    Its hastening it’s own demise by not meeting the people’s needs.

    So come on. Let’s have your ideas.

  8. 2 hours ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

    Darvel in the cup - you heard it here first.

    Have never laughed so hard for ages at Darvel knocking out Aberdeen,

    Could not have happened to a more deserving bunch of whinging cheats.

    Did I ever tell you about a game at Brockville against them?

    Was that in 1957 in the lead up to winning the cup?

  9. 6 hours ago, FreedomFarter said:

    I think those who want to pay should be allowed to. Right wingers like yourself who believe in paying for NHS treatment should be free to do so without government interference. It should be made much easier for you and your co-idelogues to request a bill upon each of your NHS interactions and your donations should be encouraged. 

    Problem though is I’d be happy to pay but only in return for good service which would mean relegating most others to an inferior service. Can’t imagine you’d agree to that.

    Its a two way street.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

    Thats the exact opposite of what im saying, im saying financially penalising people like you seem to be fetishising towards, is not the answer, plenty other countries have higher pensions and wages and strong trade unions. 

    Just one example is Sweden which has high pensions and wages.

    Another is Ireland - about 50 plus euros.

    Its not really about the money. It’s about making people stop and think or are they too stupid to do that?

  11. 1 hour ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

    Thats utter nonsense, also given that people in poorer areas will likely get free visits to GP’s then its not going to have any major impact on demand. People who waste appointment times dont tend to have the self awareness that they are doing so, so educating people or triaging properly is the only way to go, but that wont happen or work until mental health services are fixed. 

    So you’re saying education is a non- starter.

    What then?

    As I say, plenty other countries charge for GP visits.

  12. 1 hour ago, Highlandmagar said:

    But. This is just your Tories ideology. Greedy, corrupt, cheating barstewards. Utter scum.


    Entrepreneurship, wealth creation, aspiration, productive activity.

    Amongst such a cohort, you’re obviously going to get some wrong-uns but that’s a price well worth paying.

    Amongst teachers, social workers, civil servants, you’re not going to find that sort of thing but plenty of other things.

  13. Just watched a clip of an interview between Kay Burley and a tax expert and I have to say, the whole Zahawi affair stinks.

    I spent a good part of my working life settling tax problems for clients with HMRC , at a much lower level I may add, but if he’s had a 30% penalty added as is suggested, then it’s quite serious.

    I love people starting businesses and making loads of money but please, please just pay your taxes. There will still be plenty left over.

  14. 10 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

    There are massive amounts of GP appointments wasted on nonsense, but the solution to that shouldnt be charging people, but educating them. Its also one very good reason that receptionists who are painted in a very negative light for ‘being nosey’ ask ‘why’ you want to see the doctor, as most appointments could be dealt with at a minor ailments clinic. That plus trying to plug gaps in mental health and social care provision.  

    You talk about educating people but how?

    I totally agree with you about receptionists. The more crabbit the better.

    The sad truth is that the only thing that people bother about is money and that’s the only reason I suggested charging.

    If your ‘educating’ can do the trick, good luck.

  15. 18 minutes ago, Salt n Vinegar said:

    Say what you like about DPB, (and some do) but he is as good an example as you could want of someone who never considers the open goals he is leaving in the moments before he posts. 

    It’s probably because just about everyone on here is of a similar left wing socialist mindset where they don’t ever have to account for anything. The state will pay, why should I bother?

  16. 8 hours ago, Brockvillenomore said:

    Yeah, it’s so negative and at times embarrassing. It’s almost as if he and to an extent Stuart, relish when we are having a bad spell. It’s not just tactics, it’s observations about people’s best and natural positions. Confidence and morale in the squad etc.  This has only crept into the commentary in the last year or so.

    Of course, it happens here as well, the Oliver v Burrell debate for example. One up front v two up front..

    I think most Falkirk fans trust and believe in our manager now and can see what he’s trying to build. With all his experience, analysis of the opposition, training with the players all week, why do we all at some point insist on telling him how to do his job? 😂. yeah I know, that’s Fitba. 

    You’re last sentence answers your question perfectly.

    The beauty of being a football fan is that you think you’re an expert.

    Thats what it’s all about!

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