ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

29 years old
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from Scotland

  • Activity

    • The world isn't so bad sometimes

      11 months ago

      ScraggyB

      So managed to get a tax free bursary, a years placement at a museum and a diploma at the end of it.

      Still caring for my mother but the studying and working is a nice relief. We still enjoy a free health service and she has a free home and a good amount of benefits to live comfortably. That's why you pay taxes and national insurance, its only a matter of time until Scotland joins England in making social care free under 65s and then I'll be dancing.


      I have been following events in the U.S.A. and feel so thankful for our systems and institutions here. My family would of been ruined by my childhood illness if I was born in many other places. It's also the great (when compared with other places, we like to complain) public transport (which my mother gets free because she disabled) that's modern, our streets and parks are cleaned daily by an army of excellent council staff (depends on your local council I guess) and it was incredibly helpful in the past year when I had to concentrate on looking after my mother to have the choice to do that, and have my rent paid by the government, all tax removed and get an allowance to live off. Because all that is cheaper than the government having to do it themselves, but we still have a choice here.


      Just feeling thankful today, so much negative new.

    • Poor guy

      3 years ago

      ScraggyB

      so today I had one of my long journeys Alloa to Northampton. Its a long journey 14 hours of reading, typing and watching a box set but this time a bloke sat next to me who was a talker. Fine by me my job is talking so on he goes. He really likes buses and trains and about 3 hours in he turns to fac eme and... Well half his beard was gone and he was missing an eyebrow. I then spent the remainder of the journey wondering if he knew or if I should tell him.


      Turns out he didn't know and proceeded to ask half the coach if they had a shaver...

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    • Europe's poor handling of the refugees from the many conflicts in the middle east and north Africa.

      3 years ago

      ScraggyB

      When the Syrian crises was first kicking off and people got in uproar saying they didn't want to get involved after the people of Syria expected us to, as we did in Libya. And the MPs acting on the peoples wishes voted against action that the PM had proposed. I remember "War monger" and other things were shouted. So one hundred thousand deaths later from the ensuing civil war and IS taking advantage of the situation by burning, raping and pillaging while the world watches. The people ask for help and so many twats say "not our problem!" Fuck off we carved up the middle east in the first place, put stupid borders about, put evil people in charge and let dictatorships and persecution happen. We also limited the capabilities of these countries to police and defend themselves incase they could compete with us. The IS we allowed to spread has reached as far as Libya and Tunisia. Then the refugees start appearing, desperate to survive and you get assholes saying "Britain takes too much!" Piss off we take much less than the others but why should we? Remember the Kosovo crisis? People just want to be safe and go home when they can to be with their families and rebuild their lives. Why did the governments of Europe not have a plan? They must have clicked at some point there would be refugees? They weren't going to skip across the desert to countries that are likely to have similar struggles? They are of course going to prefer coming to our safe and secure europe. Europe where the poor have satellite television and benefits. To them surely we can spare a safe place to sleep and some of our food. We have enough of an obesity problem I'm sure we could spare some of our KFC buckets of chicken. We don't have to have electrical appliances turned on in every room, that alone would be enough to save the £20 it would probably cost us each from our taxes to fund a conflict changing move. Iraq went balls up in the past but this is different. It takes that wee boy found dead on a beach to get people motivated, well there could be over 300,000 dead from these conflicts now and we have the power to help. Uncle Ben knew it and why have children's comics teach the lesson "with great power comes great responsibility" when the adults are going to say "not our problem look after our own!" If you turn a blind eye and let a country full of extremists happen then you will have a problem. But never mind all those poor people who don't wish you any harm and die so that you don't have to share your bus or hospital or whatever the fuck you think you might lose to help a human.

      A massive international response and plan is required to create safe areas at source. That will require UN troops in the area as unpalatable as that may be but without that we will have an unstoppable flood of refugees that no-one will be able to cope with. Turkey has taken in millions of refugees without a jot of help. Likewise Lebanon. And in Libya we still leave the warlords to their own devices. The Marshall plan in the 50s proves where there is a will there is a way. We need to help the refugees at source so they don't need to risk their lives in flight!


      I'm sure all these highly educated politicians will come up with a really late answer to the problem. They just have to keep idiotic loudmouths happy. I wonder how quickly this situation would of been solved if they didn't have to worry about anti immigration parties or righties not wanting to help in the first place. I would like to slap the Hungarian leader. People are right in saying Europe can't cope with half the middle east but they will keep coming and like the Kosovo situation don't think they will stay once their homes stabilise and remain safe. Respecting a nations sovereignty is important but these nations foundations are wrong. For example the Kurdish people who get persecuted left right and centre because all those years ago those drawn up borders cut their lands in two. If a UN force does get involved (I personally think thats the only way this will end permanently, IS's expansion that is) there will need to be a process of some sort of autonomy for them and different peoples after all their fighting against IS. There needs to be a big political re think of the region. Och! I don't even know how to say what I think its just such a mess there and I have no right to say how it should be done just can't stand anymore of this nonsense on on social media, in the papers and from people i hear everyday. I myself have done little but donate to help. The thing is the european leaders need to show some balls and do what needs to be done. Ignore the flag waving xenophobes.

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    • Norfolk Islanders

      5 years ago

      ScraggyB

      So just had a few of the commonwealth states delegates over to the castle. Had a bit of banter with the Norfolk Island guys. Shown em around the gardens and took em to get some good pictures. They said thanks... Later on i find out they gave my colleagues some pin badges... Where's mine?

      Its fine, i dont care... Their island only has like 2000 people on it and their flag is a tree because its the only time they get to see one... *sticks tongue out*

    • Light Bulbs

      6 years ago

      ScraggyB

      Why do my bulbs keep blowin' och'n'ell!

  • Comments (172)

    • dapple_apple

      6 years ago

      Do you realize come December we will have known each other for some three years....

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        6 years ago

        wow i did not know that... we should have an anniversary games... i shalt summon the lads for halo reach! (?)

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        3 years ago

        five years soon.

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        2 years ago

        and now six and we should really catch up at some point.

    • dapple_apple

      6 years ago

      Any chance you might be online like 3pm my time like 8 your time tonight? I have today off and after class can play Xberx

      • dapple_apple

        6 years ago

        Mmkay..

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        6 years ago

        och too late. do you have whatsapp? might make things like this easier in the future or add me on facebook or something

    • dapple_apple

      6 years ago

      So is a trip across the pond to Austin this summer possible? Maybe next year?

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        6 years ago

        when i go to texas it will probably be to visit family in texas for free accommodation. I have a trip to Turkey to pay for this year sorry :(

    • dapple_apple

      6 years ago

      Sitting here watching Braveheart with a girlfriend and she is all excited about it. And I totally burst her bubble by saying "It's not accurate"

      I blame you for my random bits of knowledge about history

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        6 years ago

        :D happy to help

    • dapple_apple

      6 years ago

      So umm...have Sara package you up and mail you here this summer for RTX...

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        6 years ago

        she may forget air holes that's the problem...

    • dapple_apple

      6 years ago

      I don't know if I spelled your name right...

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        6 years ago

        You mean "bastardised"... But that has nothing to do with names. Names aren't a language and Americans spell Craig the same as we do. Nob end.

      • dapple_apple

        6 years ago

        Sorry if my bastardized English gave that impression....

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        6 years ago

        ... its like you don't know me

    • dapple_apple

      6 years ago

      CRAIGE!!!

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

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      Hey

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      I will hopefully be online tomorrow....

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      Overtime = £££

      So that's great. Unlike some people who have yet to be accept to a job. I think I'm going to become a nun..

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        7 years ago

        are u getting combat evolved on the release date?

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      You up for some Xbox sometime this week?

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      HAPPY (late) BIRTHDAY!!

      I don't have a castle for you to live in..... Or a beer to give/buy you since I can't do that yet.

      How about a brofist?

      • ScraggyB Instagram; Craigybeast

        7 years ago

        my birthday was a week ago. brofist by airmail?

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      Oh yea!

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      Good good....

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      I'm super busy tommrow.... Like insanely....so there is a 95.8% chance I won't be able to get on. :-(

      It's been like FOREVER since we've talked. How's pebbles?

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      Hi

    • dapple_apple

      7 years ago

      I thought I'd go all American and be red, white and blue, have to represent.

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      8 years ago

      yeah, we're pretty pissed about that. i'll write about it in a bit.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      I am free that night and will defiantly be online.

      You going to be online today by chance?

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Aw! I have international family! Ellie is a adorable name! Congrats!

    • kelevra16

      8 years ago

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      I was just looking at your Awards and I saw the "1 month online" one and I was like: "wth is that?!"

      Did you just leave your account on 24 hours straight for a "few" days at one point?

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Coolio.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Who?

      Also I hate Getting online and seeing "Last online five minutes ago"

      Very annoying

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      I understood about half of what those people were saying.. And when I could it was rather amusing.

      Walking down a one way street is still my favorite, I often find myself saying it at random times.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Idk what to say about that.. But just stay safe if shit does hit the fan. Don't go out rioting with all the other stupid people. The news here has said very little about what's going on so it's hard to follow what's going on. I will get hat Irn Bru from you.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      You free for some xbl madness?

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      I will have to agree.... pretty lame.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

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      I see a imposter...

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      So I tired to add you to msn and it said the email wasnt valid...

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Hi

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      You still owe me a picture of when she was "high". My cat Yoda had a collar when he was little, we had to put a bell on it cause he would try to sneak out the door. Now he is to fat and lazy.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      I have msn....... And yes we do... Maybe sometime when I get back from my week long baby sitting job.

      You need to show/teach Sara how to play halo. Lol :P

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      I've been great, what about you? How's Pebbles?

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      What's up?

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Ya.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      I've had the urge to play thru is again......

    • kelevra16

      8 years ago

      Had that trial thing for Google+ for a while. Anyways, let me know if you got on. Try and add you and stuff!

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Hey do you still have Halo 3?

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      So Bungie Day is tommrow..... I want to win a steak so we defiantly need to get some people to play with.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Idk when I will be online again... maybe this weekend. I dont know. I am house sitting...

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Hey PAL!

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      I most likely won't be home in three hours.... going out of town and will be back Sunday some time.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      First: The guy said Pharmacy wrong.

      Second: I am still laughing... Was he crying?

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      So I get online and you get offline..... you got to get online sometime today. Got to show you something.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      OMG! Tell her I am sorry. Did you get her chocolate?

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Had to go, shoppin for senior pictures. Little bro is online now. Take picture of that puppy an think of something from the US (that won't kill you) you would want mailed to you.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Oh.. My bad. Hope all is good. And I was doing it because I changed rooms at my house.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      Guess what. It's almost 4 am.. 10 am your time. So while your at work/doing whatever I'm still wide awake moving furniture and other odd things. Sorry about not being online today, had a massive headache and it didn't feel good.

    • dapple_apple

      8 years ago

      I have taken the box of x back from the stupid people. It is mine all day. Woot!!

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