Author: michaelgreenwell

Platitudes are not my business

Scotland Calling Estonia

This the latest in a wonderful series of films by Phantom Power.

Estonia is proof of what happens when a nation takes control of its destiny and embraces the future. Just over 30 years ago Estonia freed itself from a broken Soviet Union to finally realise its true potential. This incredible wee nation of just over 1 million people committed to a new adventure in digital and has never looked back. Estonia is now right up there with its Scandinavian neighbours as amongst the very top places to work and live in the world. We trace the country’s history, difficult transition to full nationhood and focus on how its highly advanced IT savvy citizens are taking on the global Covid19 pandemic – a crisis Estonia is better placed than many to deal with – an example we can all learn from.

The Scottish Independence Podcast 184 – How Has Any of This Changed?

The Queen, God, the EU (in and out), your mate’s dug, Alpha Centauri, cherry tomatoes, wind, Nigel Farage, xylophones, Bungle from Rainbow – whatever it is, if you listen to some people, it’s a reason against Scottish Independence.

The latest they are using is the virus, so for the 184th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I have taken some pieces of talks from before the coronavirus and I’m asking to you to think about if they still apply, or even, are they more urgent questions than before?

And it finishes with an idiot for good measure.

Hope you enjoy.

You can download the show directly if you click THIS LINK.

You can listen online at the show’s spreaker webpage, or you can subscribe with itunes. We can also be found on youtube and on facebook.

We are also now available on Spotify, Podcast Addict, iHeartRadio and GooglePodcasts.

These podcasts are independently minded and independently funded, you can help to keep them going by making a donation.

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Who is more troll? The troll or the troll that…

So the Herald took down their article with David Icke criticising Nicola Sturgeon.

Yes, David Icke. Maybe it was click-bait for a newspaper in desperate need of readership, maybe it was just for a laugh, maybe it was really the usual “let’s find anyone, no matter how ludicrous, who has anything to say against Scottish Independence”.

Whatever it was, it was worse than the usual crap and absurdities. In the middle of a global pandemic people who distribute false science information are dangerous (that includes the President of the United States). Giving them publicity like this is the exact opposite of informing and enlightening the public, which is definitely part of how many   journalists tend to describe their role.

Just to repeat, this was David Icke they gave space to, because he sad something bad about Sturgeon.

In case you were unaware of the sort of thing Icke believes, or at least publishes, here are some of his dribblings…

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 183 – Tories Out!

For episode 183 of The Scottish Independence Podcast I’m taking you back to that wonderful world of a few months ago in which the only things we had to worry about were Tory lies causing unnecessary death and hardship, and a babbling manboy in the White House.

Oh wait, both of those things still apply.

Anyway, it’s a collection of whoppers, evasions and other nefarious activity from the Tories, just in case you ever forget what they are like.

Hope you enjoy.

You can download the show directly if you click THIS LINK.

You can listen online at the show’s spreaker webpage, or you can subscribe with itunes. We can also be found on youtube and on facebook.

We are also now available on Spotify, Podcast Addict, iHeartRadio and GooglePodcasts.

These podcasts are independently minded and independently funded, you can help to keep them going by making a donation.

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