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… Well , Scotland has Spoken [#independence vote]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 20th,2014

.. and , I have to admit , I am surprised …

.. Scotland rejected independence by a margin of 55.4% to 44.6% . That is a margin of 10.8% ….

.. [h/t — Wikipedia.org(Scotland Independence Referendum)]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. that is a very healthy margin …

.. I thought that it would be closer than that . The way that the vote was trending , I thought the independence campaign just might win …. just … but it did not ….

.. so , what do I think about it ? … I think that Scots have a strong nationalistic sense of self , and are very self – confident about it . Sometimes , it can tend to border on arrogance . Gee , who does that sound like ?? …

.. You got it . The U.S.A. … A great many of our country ‘ s ancestors are either Scottish , English , or Scotch – Irish , along with Irish … the arrogance tends to run in the British Isles , and we here in the ” Colonies ” inherited it…. in spades …

.. except Great Britain I do not think ever expected that their former 13 colonies to become the economic , military , and social colossus that we have become , and still are …

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