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  1. On 12/2/2021 at 6:06 PM, faraway saint said:

    Just seen an item on the news that some people, turning up for the booster, were turned away due to a glitch in the system, maybe that's been the source of some people getting annoyed? 

    My wife was screening a guy before vaccination and he launched into a rant about needing to be convinced about the 2 jabs, wouldn't look at her and kept muttering as she spoke before he leapt to his feet shouting rubbish about having no faith in the system, he then hung about in the car park for 15 minutes before another nurse went to ask him if he had settled down as he could still be jabbed and to ask him  to leave if he wasn't going back.  this 6 foot plus guy has now accused the tiny woman of assault saying she tried to drag him back in (up 6 large steps).

  2. 4 minutes ago, Tommy said:

    I have noticed that in my visits to the supermarket, very few people are now cleaning the handle of the trolley before entering.

    Also no real change to seeing males pee with 1 hand while looking at their phone with the other, and then bailing out of the toilets  :o


    Probably using the "enlarge" function-not a lot wrong with that.  Maybe they are streaming whilst doing a streamie 

    Personally, I hadn't noticed anyone peeing in Morrisons.

  3. On 11/9/2021 at 10:52 PM, faraway saint said:

    Caught a bit of a news repost the Scottish government are scaremongering again.

    The FACTS are that the cases, hospital admissions and deaths are flatlining yet they are putting the message out there that the vaccine passport system might be spread to pubs? 

    FFS, when is this madness going to follow common sense and slowly be removed from our society? 

    Would it still be in place is one person died? 


    If existing measures are apparently bearing fruit as we open up additional sectors, they shouldn't be applied to places already open but currently not covered?  What would the reason for that be?

    Is there evidence that there is no transmission in pubs?

    Facts, please.

  4. On 5/5/2021 at 2:45 PM, beyond our ken said:

    Looking forward to two potential biggies later this year

    Dramatisation of the wheel of time book series and the Scottish production of The rig- original drama on Prime

    The wheel of time trailer promises an epic-here's hoping it delivers


  5. 4 hours ago, Slash said:

    In the case of Gordon Jackson he joined RR aged 15 before WWII in 1938. 

    More pertinent to Albion's post than mine.  Gordon must have been doing  very important job at RR to justify him choosing not to join up when he reached his. majority. 

    When i was an apprentice I was harangued by one of the older tradesman who told me that what I needed was a good spell i n the army, I asked him what he did in the war and his answer was "I was a plumber, it was a reserved occupation."

    The ex-servicemen in the team took him to pieces then shunned him after that.

  6. 4 hours ago, ALBIONSAINT said:

    A bit of topic, but here is a good little fact, the actor Gordon Jackson who stared in the great escape worked in an engineering company in Hillington during World War Two so wasn’t available for conscription. 

    A good many so-called entertainers whiled away the war in Scottish shipyards, engineering works and maritime offices.  Scotland had never been so attractive to middle class English & Scottish youths before the phrase "reserved occupation"  became prevalent.

  7. 2 minutes ago, Slash said:

    Given that some Rangers fans battered each other in the streets earlier this year while celebrating a first trophy in many years, it is pretty stupid to make such comments (while an appointed director of our club) with your photo and name on a global social media site.

    It only invites trouble to your door or while out with your family. We have seen personal attacks on high profile individuals before in Scottish football. 

    well, I don't think his (possibly ex) wife will be much bothered

  8. 43 minutes ago, Slash said:

    No blame towards the Kibble from anyone so far. You have been the first to raise this which reflects badly on your view of our support.

    However I’d imagine the Kibble trustees will not be happy with the behaviour of the St Mirren chairman and the publicity raised. 

    If anything the scrutiny is heightened even more by having the Kibble charity involved with our club.

    Let us hope there are no historical allegations made against Kibble employees past, present or future.

    i think they will be very upset, you only need to look at the list of trustees to understand that they are  pretty conservative' (small c)

    I for one was doing exactly the same as JN on that lovely day in 1989, as were many of us.  I've left behind the urge to crow about that and so should Needham.  Amazing that a person with his lack of judgement got to the position he held in the bank and then with us.  I question whether he has really done anything meaningful since his appointment and for that would not mind seeing him go.   As for the  Rangers comments. who cares?

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