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Old 01-12-2009, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Obama playing field
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I live in the U.S. and it seems everything is going downhill right before our eyes. Mass illegal immigration invasion, bad economy, no one on the same page, etc. This country is really becoming a bad place to live. I was wondering if Scotland is any better.
Someone needs a reality check. Go live in england for a while and you'll see what bad is..

Scotland or Ireland, what ever the weather (rain or freezing) wont ever be as bad. People tend to be generally warmer & friendlier, how ironic.

 
Old 01-12-2009, 01:08 AM
 
Location: England
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What's your problem with England GracieJJ? You seem to have a chip on your shoulder the size of a canoe.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Obama playing field
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What's your problem with England GracieJJ? You seem to have a chip on your shoulder the size of a canoe.
Its the pitts!!. considering the amount english posters posting away in other (States) threads of how they wanna come to America all because uk is just that.. Pitts!! in every sense of the word. You only to browse the californian threads to see how many of them are disullusioned (english).
 
Old 01-12-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Andalucía, Spain
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Its the pitts!!. considering the amount english posters posting away in other (States) threads of how they wanna come to America all because uk is just that.. Pitts!! in every sense of the word. You only to browse the californian threads to see how many of them are disullusioned (english).
I thought you liked Scotland and its people?

You have only lived in England if i remember correctly, 2 different places dear.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Somehow certain members have hijacked a thread about Scotland over to a promotional vehicle for their long-standing gripe against England.

Let's stick with the original topic, please.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
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Yes, until the thread took a left, I was getting some good information from here.

I was just stopping by to see if the grass was truly greener on the other side.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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I grew up in Scotland, lived in England for 6 years, have lived in Switzerland for a few years and, of course, home is the USA.

Places are what you make of them. There are nice people everywhere and they pretty much have the same hopes and aspirations as the rest of us.

So you choose a place to live based on other factors such as: employment, size of community, access to leisure facilties, schools, weather, etc. etc..

I love going back to Scotland ..... to visit. However, I would not swap my Arizona weather for the west of Scotland. I don't miss the rain, I don't miss those long winter nights, I don't miss those dreich and overcast days.

I would certainly recommend Scotland - and especially Glasgow - to young people who want to go to University. The education is excellent - on a par with the better US private schools - as is, so I am told, the social scene. Given the recent fall in value of the pound, it is a very cost effective alternative as well as a wonderful life experience.
 
Old 02-13-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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I would certainly recommend Scotland - and especially Glasgow - to young people who want to go to University. The education is excellent - on a par with the better US private schools - as is, so I am told, the social scene. Given the recent fall in value of the pound, it is a very cost effective alternative as well as a wonderful life experience.
Glasgow is indeed good for nightlife. Numerous bars and clubs to choose from, and the city centre has vastly been cleaned up over the last 20years. And many people do their college or uni studies there.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Hamilton, Scotland
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America is an excellent place to live, certainly still the land of opportunity - the only problem I can see is when the sh*t hits the fan (you lose your job, you become ill etc) and you rely on the State to help you, in the US it's pretty non existent unless you have cash - the UK, for all its problems has the NHS and benefits and despite the odd scrounger abusing it its a gret plus - Scotlands only major downfall is the ruddy weather rain rain and more rain (ok and neds)!
 
Old 02-16-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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I live in the U.S. and it seems everything is going downhill right before our eyes. Mass illegal immigration invasion, bad economy, no one on the same page, etc. This country is really becoming a bad place to live. I was wondering if Scotland is any better.
I was born there and moved to Canada 20 plus years ago, most recently I returned to Scotland for a visit and let me be completely honest, it's NOT a place you would want to put down roots, Its gone down hill at an alarming rate....crime, unemployment, house reposessions at an all time high.....overcrowding....plus mass immigration from europe mainly from poland etc etc etc.....stay put or pick a place like Canada

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