Make the journey

13 Jan

Here he is and good to know he is still here,follow links and get him emailed straight to yourself.

Auld Acquaintance

Some people have not made made it across to my new blog.
So here it is for you… give it a  like and follow for fresh updates..

Phoenix Rising

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Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot

26 Dec

Thank you for the blogs Rod,I have enjoyed them and shared them many times they were worth sharing.I will be ready to read whatever you blog next,I even read a bit more poetry now thanks for that,and enjoy.Hopes and dreams are for independence you are a great help in keeping the hope alive.Best wishes to you and all the other readers of the blogs we shall see it through.

Auld Acquaintance

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

All things must pass, and pass they will.
As we see out 2016 and bring in the new of 2017 this blog comes to its own conclusion after 5 years and 2 months and 450 blog posts.
As the old year must pass to let the new year come in, so too with Auld Acquaintance.
But as Burns poem, auld acquaintance shall not be forgot, and it will remain here for any who wish to refer to it.

It has been quite some journey these past 5 years, and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read or contribute with their comments. You have all been appreciated me. Apart from one Unionist who took massive exception to something I had written, and he went onto a…

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Away from the manger (A True Story)

23 Dec

A peaceful time to one and all,I wish we all can have hope for the future and independence before too long and a year is too long.Not really too long I’ve wished for independence since I was a child,it was always inside of me.We can tackle homlesness and many ills of our society but we have to do it nobody else can or even wants to or cares,but we care for each other.

Auld Acquaintance

Wishing all of my good friends and readers of this blog one last Happy Christmas before Auld Acquaintance ceases to be in the New Year.
I hope you all have a wonderful time and enjoy the festive season, but remember to spare a thought for those less fortunate at this time of year, particularly those caught out in the cold and in these elements, where joy and festivities is a long ago dream in their nightmare world.

This is a true story from a number of years back, but the scene will still be repeated somewhere else tonight.

Many blessings and good wishes to you all

Away from the Manger ( A true story)

I looked upon a homeless man
trying to get some sleep
Lying on broken cardboard
beside a rubbish skip
While all around in the big hotel
all had comfort for the night
His head it lay…

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Stooshie Supreme

7 Dec

This a good article with good links.There does however remain the the point of the unionist press and their control of news e.g. the BBC.Will any of them dare to print or relate the truth of Scotland being subservient to England,and does the Scots union supporters accept that we are a colony of England?

Auld Acquaintance

Theresa May and her Tory government may have made the biggest political miscalculation of their political lives in appealing against the verdict of the English High Court to the Supreme Court over the issue of whether the Westminster parliament can debate how to proceed with article 50 to remove Britain from the EU.

Had she conceded the initial judgement instead of being dictatorial in refusing to accept it, she would have been able to simply put a very brief and simple bill in front of parliament which would have given her the go ahead. The Westminster Parliament and its MPs in the Labour and Tory ranks would have been satisfied broadly that they had at least been consulted and it would have gone ahead. No way would they risk going against the majority in England and Wales to proceed with Brexit.

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Propaganda Onslaught

30 Nov

Rod well written and presented just makes me jealous,not really just glad we are on the same side.I saw the wee bit where you said it was petty ,but like every pebble thrown they all add up and eventually help build a big wall.I will of course re-blog and post on to Facebook etc;thanks for keeping these things fresh in our minds.

Auld Acquaintance

Over the past couple of days when Scotlands First Minister was visiting Ireland and getting a reception she could only have previously dreamed about, the Unionist Press and Media have been at Red Alert attacking everything and anything they could about Scotland, The SNP, and above all Scottish Independence.
There is nothing new in this because the anti Scottish propaganda has been ramped up to warp factor 10 over the past few months.

But lets begin with the First Ministers historic visit to the upper house of the Irish Parliament.
Historic it was indeed, before a word was said.
Nicola Sturgeon was the first ever leader of another country to be invited to address them. That is quite some honour in itself.
Given the historic nature of this visit, one might Imagine that the BBC would want to give it extended and comprehensive coverage. Instead they gave it as little…

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Ditch Independence Referendum

24 Nov

Very nice Rod,could we be that lucky? it seems that all of our misfortunes begin and end in Westminster,they wont give us our independence easily,and I fear civil unrest or worse.History tells us they like to rule and boss others around think Ireland,Cyprus,Kenya and India just to be going on with.

Auld Acquaintance

With all the uncertainty and piling on of debt associated with Brexit from this Conservative government,how much longer can we wait for them to begin to sort out what they are going to do about Article 50?
They have now increased debt to the stage that it is approaching 2 trillion pounds.
They are now borrowing further billions as announced by chancellor Hammond yesterday and giving Scotland a fraction of it to pay back to them.
Stubbornly they refuse to ask for the approval of parliament to examine their Brexit intentions and are heading back to the Supreme Court in the next couple of weeks to challenge the English High Courts judgement. Only this time Scotland gets involved in the case proclaiming the Scottish Claim of Right must be allowed so that the Scottish Government has a say.

The mess turns into a muddle and guddle and threatens to take…

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Absolutely NO POINT in Independence..IF

16 Nov

I too am disabled with spine and neck damage,bones crumbling had three operations and waiting to see if I can get another one(well it gives them practice the surgeons that is) but as I also have COPD they are reluctant to put me under aesthetic.

Auld Acquaintance

Amongst all the noise, the hype, the Social Media and Mainstream Media about Brexit, the EU, Independence and Trump there are real issues that need to be addressed right now!
There is absolutely NO POINT in shouting about how much Scotland is politically different from the rUK and Westminster. There is no point in proclaiming that we want a more just society and country and that an Independent Scotland is the way to achieve this. There is no point in shouting about the travesty of Conservative governments treatment of the poor, the homeless and the disabled unless we are prepared to do something about it right now!
Doing something about it right now…means holding All our political representatives to account…and that includes the SNP and the Scottish Government!

If we want to do something about the injustices and the travesties that we perceive, we must shout loud and clear about…

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