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The Land of Who Knows Where

http://joemurray.uk/mymusic/musicvideos/ A song from 1920s about Australian outback which my father set to one of his own melodies for his small dance ban
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Time

http://joemurray.uk/mymusic/musicvideos/ Street gangs and criminals have given East St Louis the reputation of murder capital of the USA - and a dar
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I wish I was in New Orleans

http://joemurray.uk/mymusic/musicvideos/ A lovely atmospheric and nostalgic song written by Tom Waits in 1976.
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Murder in the red barn

http://joemurray.uk/mymusic/musicvideos/ One of the most celebrated 19th century murders. Cobbled this together for a Halloween song, from the "Red Bar
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WIND TURBINES

WIND TURBINES | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
For a better overview of all the articles, click HERE çWind the Scots up One of PG Wodehouse’s most memorable and often repeated quips were: “It has never been hard to tell the difference between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine.” Scotswomen too, and not just Nicola Sturgeon. There is nothing…
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Nicola Sturgeon will not face a united 'Better Together' campaign in next Scottish independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon will not face a united 'Better Together' campaign in next Scottish independence referendum | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
Nicola Sturgeon is unlikely to face the kind of united “Better Together” campaign that defeated the last push for Scottish independence, party insiders have admitted. After the SNP leader announced a renewed drive to break away from the UK, Labour and Liberal Democrat sources cast doubt on whether a campaign uniting the big Westminster parties is possible.
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More on why GERS might properly be called crap data

More on why GERS might properly be called crap data | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
I was not quite as aware as perhaps I should have been about how passionate some Scots are on national income accounting, whether for their national GDP or government, when writing about the issue yesterday. I made what I thought a glaringly obvious observation that Scottish GDP is no
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The Scottish economy is stronger than our own SNP government seems to think

The Scottish economy is stronger than our own SNP government seems to think | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
  © qmeb.com.au Scotland’s Chief Economist Dr Gary Gillespie has published latest State of the Economy report. The gov.scot news summary summarising it is positively headlined: ‘Economy outlook positive.’ Bizarrely it then opens timidly with: ‘Growth forecasted but consumer sentiment remains negative following EU Referendum’ and selects a mix of some good news, some hesitancy and frankly…
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Number 1 for Fair Trade: In Scotland 2016, a 43% increase in fair trade activity

Number 1 for Fair Trade: In Scotland 2016, a 43% increase in fair trade activity | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
In 2013, Scotland became only the second country in the World, after Wales, to achieve Fair Trade Nation status. There has been a 43% in consumers reporting fair trade purchases and 30% increase in the number of Scottish towns achieving Fair Trade status according to WIREDGOV on 2nd March. The total is now 65. There…
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‘Lochaber once more’: £450 million deal for the Highlands

‘Lochaber once more’: £450 million deal for the Highlands | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
© thehighlandtimes.com From the news.gov.scot site today, I proclaim (J) the above headline unbeatable though ‘Sunshine on Carn Liath’ will also make some sense to locals and climbers. The Lochaber Delivery Group met for the first time today to begin the process of helping the GFG Alliance (Liberty House and SIMEC) make the most of…
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Scottish oil getting back to growth: BP announces 2 new projects now under construction and coming online this year with a further 3 entering the final investment decision stage.

Scottish oil getting back to growth: BP announces 2 new projects now under construction and coming online this year with a further 3 entering the final investment decision stage. | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
Published in Oil Industry News on 2 March 2017, BP has announced a number of projects, globally, suggesting they are getting back to growth. Four projects in the North Sea and one west of Shetland are included amongst these. Coming online this year are UK North Sea projects Clair Ridge, and Culzean along with seven other projects…
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West Dunbartonshire’s children’s services are praised in inspectorate report

West Dunbartonshire’s children’s services are praised in inspectorate report | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
© dumbartonreporter.co.uk Despite working in some of the most challenging circumstances in terms of poverty and inequality, West Dunbartonshire’s children’s services did well in a recent inspection by the Care Inspectorate. The inspectorate concluded: ‘In the course of our inspection, we identified a number of particular strengths which were making a positive difference for children…
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‘The Biggest in the World!’ 270 tidal energy turbines to be installed to provide sustainable power to Scotland

‘The Biggest in the World!’ 270 tidal energy turbines to be installed to provide sustainable power to Scotland | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
© ScottishPower Renewables The news on Scotland’s energy supply and future supply seems like a trail of really good news stories recently. For example, we had days, in August 2016 and January 2017 when the existing wind power system generated around 150% of our needs. The new Total gas field west of Shetland could heat…
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The Ballad of sad young men

http://joemurray.uk/mymusic/musicvideos/ The song, ( with lyrics by Fran Landeman and music by Tommy Wolf) featured in 1959 Broadway jazz musical "Th
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Just here to get my baby out of jail

http://joemurray.uk/mymusic/musicvideos/ An old weepie (tearjerker) written by Karl Davis and Harty Taylor in 1934 and featured on the Everly Brothers 195
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Seven Golden Daffodils

http://joemurray.uk/mymusic/musicvideos/ Song written in 1957 by Lee Hayes and Fran Mosley, but I first heard it on a 1961 Lonnie Donegan LP. Thought it wa
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19th century song from North East England -Sally Wheatley

http://joemurray.uk/mymusic/musicvideos/ Joe Wilson was a concert hall song-writer and performer in the mid-19th century who toured the North of England
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David Davis admits government has done no economic assessment for if UK crashes out of EU with no Brexit deal

David Davis admits government has done no economic assessment for if UK crashes out of EU with no Brexit deal | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
Brexit Secretary David Davis has stunned MPs by admitting he has done no economic assessment of crashing out of the EU with ‘no deal’. Giving evidence to MPs, Mr Davis insisted it was not possible to calculate the impact of the Brexit talks failing – adding: “I may be able to do so in about a year’s time.” The Brexit Secretary rubbished the Treasury’s pre-referendum forecasts of an economic crash if Britain left the EU with no fresh trade agreement.
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Nedelex

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Among the chaos that is British politics at the moment - a BBC journalist observed after yesterday's announcement that if he woke up i
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The Scottish Third Wave of Oil Productivity is built on solid foundations but those of the Shale Oil Industry are built on sand and on sand that is disappearing fast

The Scottish Third Wave of Oil Productivity is built on solid foundations but those of the Shale Oil Industry are built on sand and on sand that is disappearing fast | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
frac sand on the right (c) http://geology.com You’ll know from previous posts that there is good reason to be optimistic about Scotland’s renewables and about its oil and gas sector. However, some argue that a shale oil boom, especially in the USA, will hold down the price of other oils and prevent a recovery. It won’t.…
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Forget independence and settle down to eternity of rule by English twats, May tells SNP

Forget independence and settle down to eternity of rule by English twats, May tells SNP | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Nationalists must forget independence and accept permanent rule by English twats they did not vote for, Theresa May has said.
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Good News: Theresa May is ready to risk losing Scotland to win concessions from the EU that really matter to England

Good News: Theresa May is ready to risk losing Scotland to win concessions from the EU that really matter to England | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
© Mark Runnacles/Getty Speaking to a tiny audience at the Scottish Conservative Party Conference, the PM made it clear that Scotland, unlike others, will get nothing, may even lose something, from Brexit and that if it doesn’t like it then it should have the guts to go for independence. Most insulting of all, she’s sure…
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SNP help further impressive growth in new technology sector as: ‘Number of Scottish games firms grows 600% in five years’

SNP help further impressive growth in new technology sector as: ‘Number of Scottish games firms grows 600% in five years’ | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
© Rockstar Games I’ve written recently about new technologies booming in Scotland in terms of becoming a robotics hub, of St Andrews University developing a ‘global domination accelerator (!) and of Dundee become a ‘Top Technology City’ at: https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2017/02/21/why-your-first-robot-might-speak-with-a-scottish-accent/ https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2017/02/18/teckle-dundee-good-news-special/ Now a FB friend (another Robertson!) has alerted me to this: ‘Number of Scottish games…
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SNP Cabinet Secretary applauded for his help as Scotland’s BSE risk now likely to be graded ‘negligible’ at least three years before England and Wales

SNP Cabinet Secretary applauded for his help as Scotland’s BSE risk now likely to be graded ‘negligible’ at least three years before England and Wales | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
The World Organisation for Animal Health will consider the recommendation at its assembly in May. It’s important to note that ‘negligible risk’ is the highest recommendation any country can have. Scotland’s current status is ‘controlled risk’. The last confirmed case in Scotland was in 2002. The last case in Wales was only last year and…
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SNP Government leads the way again, on high energy efficient homes for Scotland

SNP Government leads the way again, on high energy efficient homes for Scotland | My music: jomry | Scoop.it
© scottishhousingnews.com I’ve been writing plenty about the robust health and future prospects of Scotland’s renewables and oil & gas energy sectors. Of course energy efficient homes are another important part of the overall strategy. Again the Scottish Government is ahead of the game on this. See this quote from leading economists from University of…
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