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Comment posted Morphing Scotland: Saudi Arabia to Silicone Valley by Jnr Tick.

Green, renewables, harnessing the elements and what nature provides with the aim to have less or eventually no reliance on polluting dirty fossil fuels, hope I am still around in the decades to come to see this come to fuition Globally. Regarding Japan, they are backing off their commitments on climate change such is the sudden rise in consumption of fossil fuels since their nuclear lower station problems. They may have turned a couple of nuclear power stations back on rather than risk blackout but this country are far from happy about continuation of the reliance on this power. A vote put to the Italians last year threw up a 90% vote against going down the nuclear power station route, a result many other European countries I am sure would echo. Last I read on Germany they plan to phase out their nuclear power stations within the next 8-10 years.

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  • “Nothing like putting all your eggs in one basket”
    The not so infinite and polluting fossil fuels accompanied by Nuclear power are old eggs in one basket, very short sighted indeed. Shame on Scotland for striving towards non reliance on these polluting fuels, for striving towards lowering our carbon footprint and aiming to sustain our lifestyles with 100% green energy. Whether we manage this within the timescale we are looking to achieve to me is not as important as leading the way and by example, influencing others, showing there is another way. The fact that we have this ‘out of sight out of mind’ way of dealing with spent uranium, burying it in tonnes of concrete until we know what to do with it, is just not good enough. Countries like Japan and Germany are now turning their backs on nuclear energy with the latest contamination in Japan making these and other countries think again. Providing energy from green sources is definately the way ahead but will take time to develop as many are still in their infancy yet to be harnessed to their full potential.

Recent comments by Jnr Tick

  • What now for Scotland?
    Oh where to start?
    Tbh John, I’ve exhausted the arguments for some time now elsewhere, besides, they are all moot points now. I say moot points because I now believe we as voters of Leave have saved Europe in undermining the foundations of it, leading the way giving other Member States the confidence to regain their independence, in turn controlling borders and all the benefits this permits. At long long last the UK having a positive influence on something!
    Never thought I’d hear myself saying this but well done Farage for his noble and determined pursuit of self determination done achieved against the sort of UK establishment influenced propaganda I witnessed as a Yes voter during our own referendum here in Scotland – I doth my cap to anyone who has the courage to ‘steer their own ship’ and to belief in a people’s potential and abilities to decide what is and isn’t right for them and the future of others.
    North Britain soon to become a unique identifiable independent Scotland next?
  • Johnson remained the entertainer while Gove sold his integrity and his friends
    Gove for Prime Minister is a non-starter.
    His line only four years ago, “I’m not equipped to be PM” will come back to haunt him. Only four years has elapsed since this enlightenment so how has he acquired the ‘equipment’ in such a short period. The equipment I suspect he was referring to might be best explained by himself in the following quotes –
    “No, I’m constitutionally incapable of it. There’s a special extra quality you need that is indefinable, and I know I don’t have it. There’s an equanimity, an impermeability and a courage that you need. There are some things in life you know it’s better not to try.”
    “I don’t have what it takes… I have seen David close up on a variety of occasions: he just has an equanimity and a stamina, a sense of calm, good judgment… The pressure of the job is phenomenal and it takes a toll on you and your family and I don’t think I could do that.”
    ” I don’t know what I can do in a way but if anyone wants me to sign a piece of parchment in my own blood saying I don’t want to be prime minister, then I’m perfectly happy to do that.”
    Instil confidence anyone?
  • What now for Scotland?
    Yawn.
    Address the concerns John and never mind the boring smears please.
  • What now for Scotland?
    I am a Scottish European but choosing not to pull & share sovereignty doesn’t make any of us any less European.
  • What now for Scotland?
    Hello Integrity. I agree in part with your observations/predictions.
    I’m not so sure with your 60% victory for Scotland’s independence, be that within or outwith the EU.
    I’ve a feeling we have as supporters of indy wrung the cloth dry for now, two fairly entrenched sides. Time will shift this one way or the other although I suspect the United Kingdom has (as has the EU) served it’s time.
    I voted Leave, I’d confidently do so again and for imho valid rational and certainly not racist reasons as the lazy tend to claim.
    I’ve little sympathy for the man who played his part in ensuring Brexit won the day but agree he must ultimately hold the can and do the decent thing as Alex did.
    He, as did every other Remain and that includes oor Nicola it pains me to say, failed to engage in grown up conversation about the subject that brought us to an In/Out referendum – Schengen.
    We witnessed on televised EU debates during ‘Immigration’ sections the side-stepping or the boring race card used as a convenient way to avoid this admittedly hot potato. To be fair, the opportunity was there many times during debates for the proponents of Brexit to cajole more from those Remains who parroted the line, “I know immigration policy isn’t perfect, but …” then go on to advise us of the benefits of immigration. Why didn’t they tell us exactly what it is about immigration/Schengen that ‘isn’t perfect’? Brexiters aren’t allowed to talk of the impracticalities not to mention the fundamentally unfair long term results of Schengen We don’t feel the effects of immigration as our neighbours in England, so no surprises Scotland’s vote differed to England’s.
    It genuinely gives me no please to say Cameron and the proponents of Remain got precisely what their lack of courage deserved.

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