This is important to think about, especially if you are voting No on the 18th.
The very worst polls (for the Yes voters) agree that at least 40% of people are voting Yes.
Yet every UK party, all but two Scottish parties, 36 of 37 major newspapers, every news programme… all these organisations are coming down on the side of No.
This is the decision of a few thousand powerful people. And these people get the say over and above the millions of Scottish people who want independence.
I’m not telling you to vote Yes if you don’t want to, but at the least you have to recognise how unjust and biased the message is at the moment. If you want this to be a fair referendum, read the ideas of both sides FROM the sources those people provide, regardless of your own stance.
I keep seeing the argument that in an independent Scotland, we won’t be able to afford pensions (or other similar thing) whereas in the UK we can, because the UK has a “bigger economy”.
You don’t NEED an economy the size of the UK to support a country 10 times smaller. Of course the UK has more pension money, they’re paying for 10 times as many pensions. These things can scale down without anyone’s pension actually getting any smaller.
I find it really strange when somebody says that they don’t believe there is a god, and somebody else asks them for proof.
There’s a big difference between “not believing in” something, and “believing there is no” something.
For example, if I say that I don’t believe there’s a Chinese restaurant nearby, that means I’ve never heard of any. If I say I believe there is definitively NO Chinese restaurant nearby, then you can ask me how I know that, but otherwise I’m making a statement about what I don’t have proof for, not what I do.
“My name is Emelie Crecco, I’m 20 years old and I have cystic fibrosis. CF affects the lungs (as of many organs in the body) because of this I have a handicapped sticker. I’m not one to “abuse” the sticker, meaning I use it when I’m having a “bad day” (some days its a little harder to breathe). Today was HOT so I needed to use my sticker. I was running errands all day around my town, I pulled into a handicapped spot, placed the sticker in my mirror and continued into the store. Upon returning to my car I found a note written by someone, it said “Shame on you, you are NOT handicapped. You have taken a space that could have been used by an actually handicapped person. You are a selfish young lady.” I was LIVID. How can someone be so ignorant and cowardly? They clearly saw me walk out of my car, why not approach me? Not all handicaps are visible. I would love for you to share this story. It would help spread awareness for CF, but it would help open people’s minds to what handicapped really is. Thank you for your time” ~Emelie Crecco
A friend of mine fell over 20 feet and basically broke half his ribs, punctured his lung, broke his arm in three places that required many surgeries to fix and messed up a nerve in his leg. He had to walk with a cane for a long time after it and some lady in a restaurant thought he was just walking with a cane for the hell of it and she ripped it from his hands and grabbed his messed up arm and shook him and told him he was an awful human being for pretending to be handicapped. What the fuck people?
This is what real ableism looks like.
I have ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disorder which causes my body to attack my colon, and I qualify for one of those stickers. I’m scared to get one, though, because I look healthy and whole. -Orange
A mutual friend of mine’s mother has severe fibromyalgia (that gives her a handicapped pass) and as she was walking to her car after buying her groceries, a man actually lunged at her and started yelling at her about her “not looking handicapped”. It left her mother shaking and crying, of course, and it just makes me so angry how awful and ignorant some people can be.
Not all handicaps are visible
Can I just pin this sentence on every lamppost all over the planet please
I get this all the time with my knee problems if i’m not wearing my supports
People are idiots. I know a few handicaps. They may not look it but they actually are. HANDICAP PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO BE VISIBLE WITH WHAT THEY HAVE TO BE HANDICAP FOR.
can someone please explain the concept of overhyping to me
like everyone loves a certain movie so now i dont??? i physically dont understand it please assist
I think when people complain that they didn’t like it, they more mean they were disappointed. Like I heard everywhere that Frozen was literally the best (Disney) film ever, so when I saw it I was kind of disappointed.
So “I hate it because it’s overhyped” maybe means “I expected to like it more than I did”?
I’m getting pretty tired of celebrities standing up with big signs saying “we love you” and “don’t leave”.
If you want to convince any Scottish person to vote EITHER way, at least have the respect to talk about the reasoning behind it.
I’m sorry that you love us, Miscellaneous Celebrities, but I am somewhat more interested in being run by a proprtionally represented government.
I should really clarify, Scotland has the additional member system. It isn’t AV. Nor is it actual Proportional Representation. It is however much more proportional than the Westminster first past the post system, that’s what I meant.