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About BB_Bino

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  • Birthday 07/09/1980

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    Stirling Albion & AFC Bournemouth Supporter, Scottish Socialist Party member, Real Ale Drinker, Fitness and Family Man!!
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  1. With spending more time in my car, due to a change in job late last year, I’m now in the interesting world of listening to podcasts. I’m on the look out for any good (and balanced if one exists) Scottish Politics podcasts. Does anyone know of any? You don’t have to look far to see what my political leanings are, so Left Wing would be if more interest, but as I say, I’m just looking for something that’s good and informative.
  2. Votes for prisoners

    As someone who worked within a rehabilitation role over the prison estate for nearly 8 years (not a job I would recommend to people but that’s for another thread). It’s actually a topic I have experience on through debating it with prisoners. In truth, Scottish Prisons reflect Scottish communities. If prisoners did have the right to vote, some would others wouldn’t. Some have knowledge on politics others would just cross a box with no info of knowledge on what they are voting for, but again, that happens in society. It’s my belief, and I didn’t always have it, that Short Term prisoners (that’s a prisoner with a sentence of under 4 years) should have the right to vote. It is also my belief that a Long Term prisoner coming close to liberation, should have the right to vote. These people have committed a crime, but also, they should be able to have a say on what type of society they are liberated back into. If you have the thoughts of “commit the crime, do the time” then you should also have he view that once the time is done, that person should be able to get on with the rest of their life, so why should they not have a say? Also, sentencing in Scotland is changing. More and more and more crimes are now being dealt with by Home Detention Curfew or The Tag as it’s more commonly know by. This kind of brings me into this point: So say me and you commit a low level offence and we go court but stand in front of 2 different Judges. 1 judge decides to send me to prison for 6 months and the other Judge decides to give you The Tag for 5 months. Why should you get to vote? You’re still guilty of an offence, you have still lost your liberty, it’s just the judge has decided that your punishment will be different due to the powers that he/she has. This may seem like a ridiculous scenario to some but it happens on a weekly basis in Scottish/UK courts. Your punishment isn’t set in stone, it’s at a persons discretion. What prison is in Fife? Sex Offenders are predominately held in Glen Ochil now, this is where they can undergo programmes that target their type of offending, however, there are Sex Offenders throughout the prison estate for various reasons. That’s a myth that is peddled by the media. In my time in the job, very few prisoners claimed “compo” for things that they were entitled to, never mind anything else. Yes, you’ll always get the one that pushes the system and you’ll always get the one that tries to claim for this that and the other thing, but by and large these people are few and far between and not “most”. Like everyone else in society, most prisoners just settle into the system and get on with their lives without too much fuss.
  3. Passenger

    Noticed on Friday that Michael Rosenberg (Passenger) has released a new single, so expect another album out over the coming months. He’s probably been my favourite solo artist over the last few years and he’s highly underrated in my honest opinion http://
  4. Frank Turner

    Would agree with this. He’s quickly becoming very ‘meh’ in my opinion, which is disappointing because he’s done loads of fantastic stuff throughout all his albums.
  5. Peterhead 2018/19

    Good signing if true. I’m not going to pretend that Kavanagh is the finished article, he’s not, he’s raaw, but he is someone that will run through brick walls for you, give you everything he has and I’m sure Peterhead fans will take to him. I saw him more as a “through the middle” striker but Dave Mackay liked to play him out wide. He’ll certainly give you the legs up front that you miss with McAllister and McLean, but has their physicality.
  6. Summer Transfers

    Stirling Albion outs (so far) are Craig Wight, Steven Noble, Ross Smith, Andy Black, Sean Dickson, Ross Cavanagh, Connor McMullan & Andy Little. We are still waiting on Cammy Binnie, Ewan McNeill, Darren Smith & Peter MacDonald to sign the contracts offed to them.
  7. The Pelé Podcast - Mark McGuigan

    Another great listen Craig, well done [emoji1319]
  8. Cowdenbeath FC. 2017/18 Season

    I’m surprised things didn’t workout for Renton at Alloa.....or maybe they did but Goodwin feels that he won’t have the same impact in the Championship, either way, someone in League 1 or 2 will get a real good Lower League Target Man. Was really impressed with Renton each time I seen him play for you, I’d be surprised if he didn’t have other offers slightly higher up the food chain.
  9. Stirling Albion Thread

    And what? Big Al asked who he was and I told him
  10. Stirling Albion Thread

    What a beautiful sight [emoji3]
  11. Photos of the Season

    That’s a cracking photo [emoji1319]
  12. Photos of the Season

    I can’t find it on Google Images but my Albion favourite photo was the one printed in The Sun when Darren Smith scored his goal against Stenny on the opening day of the season.
  13. Well done Stenny, pulled it out of the bag when it mattered [emoji1303]
  14. Cowdenbeath FC. 2017/18 Season

    Must admit I’m the same. Only neutrals enjoy any Play Off games, surely? Also a pain in the bum when ‘Johnny Come Lately’s’ and hangers on jump on the band wagon, you know it means absolutely nothing to them but they all crawl out of the wood work like loyal supporters when really, they’re a pain in the arse but the money for the day comes in handy.