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Grumpy Owl

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  1. "Far right" blah blah blah... I'm sure we've been through all this before, remember the Five Star Movement and then Matteo Salvini? What really changed in Italy? Very little really. Its just the same thing repeated over and over again.
  2. Not just here either. "Free speech platforms" such as BitChute and BrandNewTube are host to many videos that contain what I would label as 'questionable content'. Though I don't use it myself, there are numerous groups on Telegram, that share various pieces of information, as well as videos hosted on the afore-mentioned platforms. It doesn't take much for 'bad actors' to create misinfo/disinfo, seed it into the various Telegram groups and other social media platforms, then all of a sudden you'll have a 'new member' pop up here on this forum, and then start a new topic to 'share' such content (even if there is already an existing thread on the same subject) here. The mainstream media is full of misinfo/disinfo, but we should be mindful of how easy it is equally for misinfo/disinfo to be 'seeded' into the 'alternative media'. It doesn't take much for any good decent alternative research to be undermined and discredited by incredulous junk; we need to keep our wits about us, be more discerning about what we read/watch and share with others - question EVERYTHING!
  3. Oh, GodLikeProductions, probably fake then. What is that site? Looks like another 'fake news' clickbait site to me.
  4. There's this board here: https://forum.davidicke.com/index.php?/forum/43-symbolism-the-occult/ Not specifically 'pop music video symbolism' but there is this thread:
  5. I think the key word there is "feel" - yes, when I was younger there was a 'feeling' that a future nuclear war was possible. Now I'm older and a bit wiser, I can see now that us ordinary public have been subjected to 'fearmongering' for all of our lives. The media recently have been ramping up the 'nuclear war' narrative in regards to Russia/Ukraine, but I don't believe it will come to that. But people are being sucked in again into this fearmongering propaganda.
  6. I went out for a walk this afternoon and left my smart phone at home, so I wouldn't have got any alert anyway. But many people will now just blindly obey any instructions that their smart phone gives them. Luckily not everyone has one, so this kind of system wouldn't really work on everybody, but undoubtedly you'd have those urging others without phones to 'obey the instructions'. It reminds me of the NHS Track And Trace - sorry, "Test And Trace" - app that was supposed to 'keep everyone safe' by letting you know if you'd come into contact with anyone who had 'tested positive for Covid'. Granted a lot of people did install it, but then again many others - including myself - chose not to, so the whole thing was really just a waste of time. But what it did do was lay a new foundation level of control over people, namely in that those people using this app who got 'the ping' would obey the instructions given to them, ie stay at home, get a test, etc.
  7. I presume the DM article is referring to the 'old' David Icke forum, rather than this current iteration.
  8. Yes, in a similar vein we had this here yesterday: Protests lead to social media misinformation warning From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-63012155
  9. Yes, I'm from Birmingham but I'm not a teacher though.
  10. Jesus Yeshuah Joshua Joseph? All these different variations of names, depending on the language.
  11. I've never been any kind of fan of Piers Morgan, and I don't regularly watch any of his shows. But I watched the following clip the other evening, and I found myself enraged by his inability to have any kind of civil discussion with anyone who dares to have any different to opinion to him. I get that Morgan is an 'establishment tool', but if anyone thinks he is some kind of 'free speech champion' then they are sadly mistaken. David Kurten, leader of the Heritage Party and former UKIP London Assembly member, was on Morgan's TalkTV show to apparently 'discuss' the UK Government's commitment to blow millions of pounds on military aid to Ukraine. Morgan comes across as an enforcer of the Establishment Narrative, and when Mr Kurten tries to make any kind of counterpoint, Morgan just starts shouting and talking over him, like a spoilt bully having a tantrum. So much for "Piers Morgan Uncensored" Watch the clip here: Sorry but Piers Morgan always has been and always will be an obnoxious wanker. But this is nothing new, it has always been the case that whenever people appear on such media shows who don't "go with the flow", they just get talked over or interrupted, unable to put across any contrary opinion or explanation, without having the usual 'narrative' points thrown back at them. (I used to see this all the time whenever representatives from UKIP used to appear on shows such as BBC Question TIme and the like) I know some people here think that David Kurten is just another Zionist shill, and I don't know for sure myself, but fair play to him for remaining as calm and composed as he did here. As for Richard Tice, well he clearly comes across as another Establishment Shill, repeating the same 'current thing' soundbites.
  12. If there is one thing I have learned from experience, you cannot simply 'borrow' your way out of debt.

  13. Correct, while Elon Musk was a 'founder' of PayPal, I don't believe he's had any involvement with them for years now. Don't forget, for several years PayPal was 'owned' by eBay, until they offloaded it a few years ago.
  14. I believe the media are downplaying this. There have always been 'tensions' between the Hindu (Indian) and Muslim (Pakistani) 'communities'. And it would appear that things are starting to simmer to a head. You'd probably be surprised how 'racist' some Indian Hindus can be towards Pakistani Muslims, and vice-versa. (Makes us white folk look extremely tolerant!) But this goes against the 'narrative', after all it is supposed to be the case that all minorities are 'victims' being oppressed by a racist majority. While the truth is that much of the aggravation and tension is between the different minority groups themselves.
  15. See, now when new members come along and start new topics about stuff thats already being discussed on this forum, that to me is a 'flag' that something is being pushed elsewhere that isn't all it seems to be, and my instincts tell me that misinfo/disinfo is being sowed, for the purpose of distracting us 'alternative thinking' folks.

    I will now state with some certainty that I don't believe anything 'of note' is going to happen on September 23rd/24th, and I am confident that I will not be the one ending up with egg on their face.

     

    1. EnigmaticWorld

      EnigmaticWorld

      Some people just need to use search more, but forum sliding probably is a factor too. Not really sure about Sept 23/24th, it's all just speculation in my opinion.

    2. Beaujangles

      Beaujangles

      Seems to me that so long as the forum stays rather benign and doesnt encroach into areas that the 'ptb' doesnt want light to be shed on, then the forum stays somewhat slow. Once a subject that causes them to be 'alerted' you tend to see an onslaught of posts (?sliding). Some of the ones joining in with the slliiidde are older posters. Never surmise that the disinfo or forum sli i iding is due to new posters..or that older posters dont have more than one account. Ive noticed that some on here have old accounts and are often the ones that push buttons, claiming the higher ground. Whereas many newer posters spend a lot of time not posting but using other facilities of this forum... Need eyes wide open...

  16. I fully appreciate that different people have different situations, and some households use more energy than others. For context, I live by myself in a 1 bed 'apartment' in a low-rise block. I have gas-fired central heating and hot water using a 10 year old combi boiler, and the heating is controlled by a programmable room thermostat, so turns on and off only when needed. The only other gas appliance is a fairly modern cooker. All the electrical devices I have are fairly energy-efficient. So all in all I'm not a great consumer of energy as it is, I can't really 'cut back' much more! But on the other hand, I also earn a fairly modest salary while living relatively frugally; put it this way my energy bill could double and it would still be affordable to me. A refund of £66 pound a month would benefit you more than it does me. But then again, there are some people for whom that kind of amount would still be considered affordable. That's the point I'm trying to make.
  17. It would seem that those of us who had the foresight to sign up for long-term fixed-rate tariffs last August/September will prove to be the fortunate ones. I also don't expect the likes of EDF to suddenly 'collapse into administration'. Rather unsurprisingly, EDF are not offering any long-term fixed-rate tariffs now, and I expect it is the same for other energy suppliers. Just out of curiosity I had a look to see what their 'standard variable rate' tariff will be from 1st October. What sticks out the most for me is the increase in the daily standing charge for electricity. So even if you don't use any electricity at all, you still pay nearly 50p a day. Strangely the gas standing charge hasn't really increased that much. OK, so maybe I will enjoy this for the next two years, and it may well be the case that come September 2024, when my tariff expires, that I will get a bit of a shock. But who knows what will happen in the next two years - maybe I'll get another pay rise, maybe I'll win the lottery, maybe I won't even be living in this country any more. Or maybe this whole ridiculous situation will have been 'sorted', and energy prices will have reverted back to what they realistically should be.
  18. From an email I received from EDF Energy today: The UK Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme starts in October. Every household in Great Britain with a domestic electricity supply will get a £400 discount to help with energy bills. This is a government discount which you don't pay back. You don't need to apply for the scheme. The £400 discount is in addition to the Government Energy Price Guarantee. If you’re on a variable tariff, we’ll write to you again before the end of September and explain what this means for you. How will I get the discount? · It will be paid in six instalments, starting from October 2022 and ending in March 2023 · Payment will be made each month · The first two payments will be for £66, followed by four payments of £67 How you'll receive the discount depends on how you pay for your energy Your payment method How you'll receive the discount Budget Direct Debit (Monthly) An automatic refund each month to the bank account your Direct Debit payments are taken from Cash/Cheque or Direct Debit Whole Amount An automatic credit to your energy account in the first week of each month Pay As You Go An automatic credit to your smart Pay As You Go meter within the first two weeks of each month Prepayment A voucher from the Post Office® within the first two weeks of each month to redeem when you top-up So as things stand, as I pay by 'budget direct debit' monthly, I still pay my usual monthly amount, but then I get a 'refund' back into my bank account. Now this £400 amount is the same for EVERY household with an electricity supply, and so are the monthly refund amounts. I mentioned elsewhere that my direct debit increased from £57 to £74 earlier this year, because my energy usage had increased during the winter, I assumed this was because I had been using more gas than usual, during the relatively cool spring (my central heating was still coming on at the begining of June!). However while submitting meter readings today, it transpires that I must have incorrectly read the electricity meter back in June, as todays reading was lower than the last one by about 400 units! After contacting EDF, the previous bill has been cancelled and new one is to be generated with correct readings, so I'm hopeful that my direct debit should decrease back to £57. Which basically means that for the next six months, the refund I receive will be for more than I am paying,. Who said there was no such thing as 'free energy'? And as I am on fixed rate tariff until September 2024, I am not concerned by energy price cap increases either!
  19. What do you believe?

    If you believe the world is going to shit, then don't be surprised if the world goes to shit.

     

    Take a step back, and think about how you are being influenced by the people you follow.

    1. TetraG

      TetraG

      Had to comment this, having noticed it for a few days.... It may seem obvious but so it goes to say, thinking about our everyday lives too in much the same way, counts in how things turn out more widely as the same applies in that we are the world. This is not egocentric, but it starts with us to not make more ""sh*t"" than there already is... It's the people that make it and have to live in it.... (and on a different but holistic narrative, the wildlife in nature that has to put up with our taking of their land on which they live)

    2. TetraG

      TetraG

      Oh and for us insatiable humans with drives like a leaping gazelle or road runner, yes it is never bad advice "to take a step back a bit" when there are more cross-roads of all types in life than even false narratives; (and there are a lot of false narratives in convid b/c that's what it's intended for of course) ...

      Similarly to step back now & then when our senses become bloated or incensed is also a good time to reassess things... to be sure whichever direction we step in, mentally and physically.....is actually good for us, at least in the long term.

  20. I remember the massive fuss that was made about the 'millenium bug', and how planes would fall out of the sky, and nuclear reactors would go into meltdown, and computers would just stop working. Guess what, it never happened. I'm fascinated by numerology, but the danger is that some 'massive event' could potentially happen every nine days, if one was to over analyse any sequence of dates or numbers. Plus, does anyone actually really know what the date is? With tinkering and changing of calendars over the centuries, who knows what the actual date is?
  21. I'm sorry, but this is the kind of childish meme that is intended to make 'flat earthers' look 'silly', and adds nothing to the debate, other than to provoke 'reactions' .
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