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  1. 32 minutes ago, oddsnsods said:

     

    Thanks :) It's amazing how the establishment can push an idea for decades, and get away with it, while all the time the science behind it is flaky, to say the least. How come they only just noticed it now? I suspect that a lot of so-called science is based on conformity and group-think. 

    I took an ssri once when I had depression, and it seemed to help, perhaps I was just lucky.

     

    An aside, but by coincidence I was surprised the other day when I was researching some garden flowers I like called Lampranthus to discover it contains a naturally occurring ssri called mesembrenol. Perhaps I'll look further into herbal treatments if I get depressed again, lord knows there's enough cause for it these days. 

     

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampranthus

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesembrenone 

  2. 5 hours ago, barca said:

    I was lucky enough—truly, it is not so lucky—to have been ostracized from my late teens for being a "rebellious youth", and once I was ostracized, I no longer had to operate under false pretenses in order to secure my place in the community. After that I saw no reason not to voice my dissent openly.

     

    I can relate with this, tho I wasn't brought up in a fundamentalist religion, but in my country youth rebellion was a normal and expected part of life in the 2nd half of the 20th C, like a rite of passage almost. Questioning traditional religion was part of that, but now the rebellious instinct seems to have been subverted by the political left to support their "causes". Leftism has become the new conformity in reality, but with a mask of rebellion to make it attractive to the youth with a veneer of radicalism.   I'd say we need to revive that spirit of true rebellion and free thinking. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Fluke said:

    Anyone ever get a random fly in the winter? Usually an overweight slow fly that is easy to swat? But in the summer they are nearly impossible.

     

    It's my summertime hobby, running round the house with the fly swatter 😀   Also at this time of year I get silverfish running around on the floor; tricky little blighters, they run fast under the skirting boards before I can step on them. 

  4. 9 hours ago, zarkov said:

    WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ADMITS POPULATION CONTROL IS TOP ISSUE

     

    Well what's it got to do with us, if they're worried about population they should go to Africa. Our fertility is already crashing, we need to increase it. 

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_total_fertility_rate

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  5. 6 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

    As they use stored hydrogen to generate electricity to power them (as opposed to electric stored in a battery), they can be filled up much more quickly than a large battery-bank takes to recharge from being plugged into the mains.

     

    On that basis, I doubt we'll really see much development of hydrogen fuelled cars.

     

    This is my main beef with the current heavy marketing of electric cars, that they take so long to charge up and have a limited range even when you do. I don't have a possibility of charging at home without trailing a cable across the road, or having a mass construction of kerbside chargers. So hydrogen cars seem a much superior option, if we are to buy into the whole carbon emission reduction narrative (which I don't but the govt does, and increasingly the corporations).  The fact that hydrogen isn't being promoted for private drivers speaks volumes about the strategy behind all this. 

     

    Also in the news this week was the agreement with French company EDF to build a new reactor at Sizewell B. After all, with the extra demand from electric cars we'll need more power stations, and what's the point having electric cars if the electricity is generated by fossil fuels? 

  6. 6 hours ago, oddsnsods said:

    They admitted yesterday that depression is not caused by serotonin depletion & anti depressants ( mainly fluoride) theyve been prescribing for years are basically useless as a treatment ..like we didnt know already.

     

    But they will fry your serotonin receptors like methamphetamine does & you become permanently depressed without & a total zombie with.

     

    Trust the science.

     

    Interesting. Do you have a reference for this, I'd like to read more about it. 

  7. 42 minutes ago, Grumpy Owl said:

    It's easy to make money by creating a 'demand' for your product, when you're being financed by the Government that you lobbied.

     

    That's how cronyism works.

     

    That so-called "privatisation" in the 1980s turns out to be a hoax. Buses and trains dependent on taxpayers' subsidy are hardly private businesses: the ownership may be private but the income needs propping up from the public purse. 

  8. 31 minutes ago, Macnamara said:

    It really needs a shift in perception about what is 'cool'. Is the nightclubs and corporate chains of the cities 'cool' or is the folk music and traditions and deeper connection with the land of the isles 'cool'

     

    Its a struggle over the soul of the young

     

    👍  that sense of connection is important, belonging somewhere and having a pride in your traditions. I've moved round the country several times in my life, so it needn't take long if you're willing and familiar with the general culture. But the pop culture which saturates the western world has no interest in such things; too late do young people discover that the corporate 'coolness' is shallow and lacking in a meaning for their lives, and so we have increasing mental illness, drug taking and suicide. With all the immigration and Americanisation of our culture, it'll probably take several hundred years to rebuild. 

      

    I was pleased to discover that one of the main roads in my local village* was a Roman road and possibly going further back. The only archaeological finds I've made are bits of clay pipes and pottery in the garden, but that still gives me pleasure at having that little connection with the previous residents here. 

     

    * I say 'village' but it's been swallowed up into a 'neighbourhood' by the local town becoming a city.  It's kind of like globalisation at a micro level, but I still call us a village; it's one way of resisting the onslaught. 

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  9. 52 minutes ago, Macnamara said:

    So for example it you ask why so many kids these days are experiencing gender confusion and if there might be some connection to endocrine disrupting chemicals that might be gender bending them they (or rather their lackeys) will call you a 'transphobe' even though you may have no fear or hatred towards trans people. It doesn't matter how you actually feel, the point is to shame you into silence.

     

    I do a bit feel nervous about discussing some of these subjects in public, I guess that's the point. But when I think about our collapsing fertility rates, that should be elevated to a national emergency but is hardly ever discussed in the MSM. How many babies aren't being born to couples who want them? That shortfall must be equivalent to a major epidemic such as covid. 

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  10. 1 hour ago, oddsnsods said:

    Little heads up or food for thought.

     

    I have been adding Borax to my RO water storage tank for many years, to keep the tank clean & help with arthritis.

     

    I am reading now it neutralizes the fluoride in water also..which I never new.

     

    Is hard to find much serious data to confirm, as Borax is another miracle that is demonised like many other cures.

     

    Worth looking into, many benefits.

     

    Dean on Twitter: "Also if u put borax and bicarbonate of soda in your bath  with sea salts it makes the water alkaline and rids the water of fluoride  toxins etc ..

     

    Sounds good, worth looking into. But unfortunately, the last time I tried buying some borax for making slime (in the UK), I was told it's been banned by the EU and they have borax substitute instead. The box says it contains sodium sesquicarbonate. I don't fancy experimenting with adding that to my drinking water 🤢 

  11. About 10 years ago when I was commenting online about a cold spell in the weather and doubting whether global warming (as it was called then) was happening yet, I was slapped down for not making a distinction between the climate (long-term average over about 20 years) and the weather (short-term immediate situation). Of course we should disregard peaks and troughs in the weather, and focus on the climate patterns instead. 

     

    Since then, the name has been changed from global warming, to climate change, then to the "climate emergency". Suddenly every warm spell and storm is yet more proof of the emergency and we must achieve "net zero" (whatever that means), kept in a state of anxiety about it now that our attention span and boredom threshold have been ruined. 

     

    The climate emergency is big business now, and as they say, 'business is business'. 

     

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  12. 4 hours ago, sock muppet said:

    Well God being the architect of the quantum mechanics of the ALL, i will say first time, guaranteed👍

    I'd define the universe as the all, everything, so multi-universes doesn't apply. But it frequently scrambles my mind, "everything" is such a paradoxical idea. There's no boundaries to everything. For example, everything includes God, so if God is the architect of the all, he's also the architect of himself which is self-referential. Which is why the only God I can cope with is pantheism.

     

    Asking how the universe started is also asking how time started, which is hard because there was no 'before' for time to spring from. It must have started from nothing. So cause-and-effect doesn't apply and asking 'how' without cause-and-effect to rely on is quite a challenge! 

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  13. 7 minutes ago, Nemuri Kyoshiro said:

    No. Paul warned that the fellowship should not be neglected. I do not believe that Christianity is a religion: it is a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. I grew up Anglican but the church no longer stands for what I believe in. The Anglican church is crawling back to Rome on its hands and knees. The Lutherans now find themselves in accord with Rome as do the Methodists. I cannot subscribe to that. Sola Scriptura is what I try to adhere to but finding a church that stick to that. Maybe the Seventh Day Adventists but most mainstream Christians consider them a cult.

    If it's a small church, then home meetings could be just as valid as in a traditional church building, but maybe you meant just worshipping as individual families? I've heard historians say that the very early Christian church was effectively a network of house churches in members' homes. 

     

    How do you reconcile that with the idea that Christianity is just a relationship with God through Jesus? Does this relationship require a community of other Christians; at face value you could relate to God 1 to 1. 

  14. On 7/10/2022 at 4:05 PM, RobinJ said:

    The point of this thread was a cure for anxiety, which is always rooted in some form of big emotional trauma or a long learned version of that.

    I have a mild anxiety problem but don't remember any trauma which predates it. But there may be something I was too young to remember or have suppressed. In any case, past trauma and genetics are both facts we have to accept and deal with as best we can. 

     

    I find meditation helpful. Also I bought some St John's wort recently, which I haven't started taking, but the packet says it's "to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety based on traditional use only." That sounds more realistic than calling it a miracle cure: I'm always sceptical of claims like that. 

     

    Any advice how to use it? Eg take some when I'm already feeling anxious, or every day just in case? The packet says it's for short term use only. 

  15. 7 hours ago, pi3141 said:

    Thats unreal, I would have thought they would have been very clear on that question.

      

    If they can't even define a woman, how can they ban women from holding higher positions in the church.

    They have women bishops now, so I guess it's only a matter of time until there's a woman archbishop. Or not, if they can't define who they are! What I don't get is, why be unable to define only women? It's implying that they can define men, trans and whatever other genders there may be, which seems strange. Unless they actually can't (or don't want to) define any genders, which is an equally strange position for them. There's effectively no distinctions between us on gender and people can call themselves whatever they like. 

     

    Next stop race? Can the C of E define black, white, asian etc with any accuracy, or does that similarly collapse into an individual's choice based purely on personal preference? 

  16. @pi3141 even mainstream historians now regard the Hebrews as originating from the polytheistic Canaanites (the early Genesis story is effectively polytheist), and Egyptian influence is perfectly reasonable given the proximity and absorption into Egyptian empire. There's a theory (eg in Ancient Aliens TV programme), that Moses was Tutankhamun's uncle Crown Prince Thutmose. In any case, there was a sizeable Jewish community within Egypt. 

  17. On 6/30/2022 at 7:20 PM, alexa said:

     Nimrod was in fact the first Masonic Grand Master for the postdiluvian world. He was the Grand Master who paraded the postdiluvian world into disaster.

     

    The Regius Manuscript supports this notion that not Solomon but Nimrod was indeed the first Excellent Grand Master of the postdiluvian Masons.Nimrod taught all the Masonic signs and tokens (and knowledge) to distinguish his builders and their Craft from the rest of mankind.

     

    And to this day Masons pay homage not only to Solomon & Pike but to Nimrod too.

    Apparently they have the head of Nimrod in a jar at the Vatican. I don't know how true this is but I found this Jackson card.

     

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    According to The Templar Revelation by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince the severed head is a reference to John the Baptist who is the figure head of various underground religious movements including some Masonic orders, the Templars, the Priory of Sion and the Manicheans. The story is that Jesus started out as a follower of John the Baptist and was originally going to be his successor. But after a rift, John changed his mind and promoted Simon Magus to be his successor, and Jesus went on to form his own breakaway group. When the Christians became successful, the Johannites were persecuted and went underground. John and Jesus developed their ideas as a blend of Judaism and the Isis/Osiris Egyptian mystery school. 

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  18. 1 hour ago, KingKitty said:

    It has too many women, too. Of course, they are working on that problem.

     

    "Women’s football team is too white "

     

    Indian restaurants are too brown? 
    Rap music is too black? 
    Catholicism is too Irish? 
    Taxi drivers and corner shops are too brown? 

     

    Take their thinking to its logical conclusion and it falls apart. But that rarely happens; it becomes clear that there's no intention for a consistent universal principle. It's particular groups being attacked, like whites or straights. 

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  19. The Boys' Brigade has a handshake which, although not really secret, reminded me of Masonic ones. I wonder if it's a coincidence or if there's a connection. 

     

    "The BB Handshake

     

    Yes, it does exist!

    This is a special ‘BB’ way of saying hello to each other!

    This is how you do the Handshake:

    Stretch out your right hand. Separate your little finger from the rest of your fingers. Interlock you last finger with your BB friend’s last finger. Shake his hand and greet him!

     

    The advancement of Christ's kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness."

     

    http://14thcroydonbb.org.uk/index.php/about-us/bb-history/35-about-us/history/30-the-bb-handshake 

     

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  20. 'Straight Pride' poster on church door promoting 'normal people' sparks fury

     

    It is unknown where the poster appeared from, but it shows a man and woman alongside three children, with the slogan "Straight Pride" and the wording "you wouldn't be here without normal people".

     

    The cartoon image depicts a man and a woman with their three children and is emblazoned with the slogan 'Straight Pride'.

     

    A "Straight Pride" poster promoting "normal people" has outraged locals after it was spotted on the front door of a church.

     

    The offending item was allegedly removed by a member of the public, after being found pinned to the front door of the Cathcart Congregational Church in Glasgow on Monday.

    It is a mystery to those living in the area with no one knowing how it got there in the first place.

    The poster shows a man and woman alongside three children, with the slogan "Straight Pride", the Daily Record reports.

    The message underneath says: "Because you wouldn't be here without normal people."

    The drawing seems to indicate that heterosexual couples and families are "normal people".

    A resident shared an image of the poster on a community Facebook page, after explaining how she came across the "ridiculous and homophobic" flyer.

    "This is absolutely disgusting".

    "I think that was made for young kids to see judging by the picture and words".

    Cathcart Congregational Church and Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/straight-pride-poster-church-door-27473506

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  21. 21 hours ago, JCP said:

     

    What part of "NO MONEY" don't you understand? What will people bribe someone with? Sexual favors? There's no need to go on strike when the work is voluntary. I can see now that you are just here to provide a distraction and to be argumentative. Most people could come up with more valid and pertinent questions than your. Your questions are way out in left field and make no sense. You are better off staying within your closed circle of friends, as they are the only ones you trust or have empathy for. C'ya

     

    If this topic brings the devil out of you, then obviously he resides in you; or at least has been inside you sometime in the past. Good luck with all that 😈 

     

    Whoa there, peace.  I'm not being negative, what I'm trying to do (tho maybe with limited success) is a thought experiment with RBE to weigh up what the pros and cons might be. Seeing as it hasn't been tried in a big scale in real life yet, that's the next best thing. It's actually giving respect to the idea, sorry if you don't see that. 

     
    My conclusion is that RBE can work well in small close knit communities where members want to do it. In fact it probably is already in communities like families, communes, religious orders, places with a strong bond. The members want the community to succeed so they put in the effort; but would that translate to a large scale like a whole town? Maybe with a big spiritual shift. At the moment, if there was an option of going part time or taking days off when you feel like it, or freely choosing your own job rather than depending on "market forces" then I wonder if the whole economy would be productive enough?  
     
    Bribes and currency don't have to be in money - look at prisons for example, where inmates have their basic needs met and don't need money, yet they turn things like cigarettes into currency.  Obviously the difference is they don't want to be there and there's little empathy around. 
     

    The devil is a metaphor of course, he's our ego  😉  If you're selfless enough to give away all your savings to the poor and needy then hats off to you. But I'm not so enlightened yet, I still give priority to my close circle and pay my dues to help everyone else. 

     

    19 minutes ago, Green Dragon said:

    I like the RBE as a rough concept from our reality now to aim for. We don’t need to take it as some holy book.

     

    👍 

     

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