Posts posted by Grumpy Owl
8 hours ago, Velma said:
Three people and a dog - that's all they are saying and the emergency services said they would not yet reveal details of the victims – or of the blaze itself.
Locals described the hotel, which is believed to have come under new ownership in recent years, as a “mix” of tourists and longer term residents.
Police Scotland said it was not aware of any asylum seekers living in the building.
It is a scummy looking hotel, but such is the tenor of Scottish Town centres.
Victims of Perth hotel fire tragedy namedQuote
Three people who died in a fire at a hotel in Perth have been named by police.
The bodies of sisters Donna Janse Van Rensburg, 44, and Sharon McLean, 47, both from Aberdeen, and Keith Russell, 38, originally from Edinburgh, were discovered at the New County Hotel after the blaze on Monday.
Mr Russell's family described him as a "loving father".
Police Scotland said an investigation was ongoing.
Ms Van Rensburg's dog Joey, a three year-old King Charles spaniel, also died.
I suppose there is always the remote possibility that these people are 'vicsims' - people that didn't exist but whose identities have been somehow fabricated.
The inclusion of the death of the dog does seem a little odd to me.
Still, the question that remains unanswered is that of "what actually happened", ie what caused the fire in the first place.
On 1/3/2023 at 8:16 PM, Velma said:
What has happened to the weather?
Please don’t say “climate change” although recently, that can change overnight. From -15 degrees one day in mid-winter, to 15 degrees Celsius the next. All weather phenomenon has become extreme and record-breaking, whether it’s wind, rain, snow, ice or fire.
Houses near the Great Lakes were frozen in ice and Boston was entombed by a blizzrd. California has unprecedented flooding and landslides, with three levees breached. Arkansas has been hit by an unusually destructive tornado and there are warnings in Alabama and Mississippi.
Power lines are down, rail and freight suspended. People are cut off and have been told to “shelter in place.” They are running out of essentials. The Alps have shut ski resorts due to unseasonably mild temperatures melting the snow, while Switzerland has had destructive avalanches.
During summer, Europe experienced exceptional heat and drought, while other places were flooded like Pakistan, Central America and some African nations. Climate chaos is the order of the day and I guarantee you that it is not being caused by methane cow farts, but by HAARP.
Livelihoods, commerce, livestock and crops are getting damaged by freak weather events. Whole communities are being evacuated. Frequent earthquakes and active volcanoes looming over populations, compounds the misery. This is what “weather wars” looks like.
Bomb cyclones, arctic vortex, thunder-rain, firenadoes and atmospheric rivers, is the new jargon meteorologists are using to describe the weapons being used in this war. The casualties are increasing exponentially and no government help is forthcoming.
The weakening of the jet stream causes it to 'meander' or undulate further north and south. It causes more colder air from the Arctic to be sucked further south, while also causing more warmer air from the equator to be sucked north - that's why while the USA had the extreme cold and snow just before Christmas while at the same time the UK had relatively mild weather following the 'cold snap'.
Homepage of the Birmingham Mail website just now, I counted 13 'stories', all about Harry and what's 'revealed' in this book.
They think they're doing it for 'promotion', but the more that the media 'reveal' about the book, the less likely people are going to need to buy a copy.
Harry and Meghan are the worst narcissistic attention-seekers in the whole Royal Family.
On 1/4/2023 at 1:23 AM, Truthblast said:
So yes, 99% of RADICAL MUSLIMS ARE VERY MUCH RIGHT-WINGERS.
VERY FEW REALIZE THAT WHAT THEY ARE SPOONFED AS RELIGION IS SIMPLY DESIGNED TO PROTECT "ROBBER BARON CAPITALISM".
They do not understand that THEY ARE DOING PRECISELY WHAT THEIR GREAT ENEMY - THE WEST - WANTS THEM TO DO.
Most pious Muslims REFUSE to vote for EVEN CENTER-LEFT PARTIES.
Which is strange as most Muslims (certainly here in Birmingham) keep voting Labour, a supposed left-wing party.
9 hours ago, HAARPING_On said:
Okay, I’m going to raise a question here as a news item grabbed my interest on 2nd January 2023, not by what it was actually telling me but by what the reports WEREN’T saying.
I’m guessing a few people will have seen reports of the hotel fire in Perth, Scotland where apparently 3 people and a dog were killed.
Usually, reports coming out will at least give some indication of the nature of the people who died, ie tourists for New Year, holidaymakers etc but I can find NOTHING that alludes to who the people were who died.
Therefore, I have to ask the question, Were these people ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS or ASYLUM SEEKERS?
If anyone can cast any further light on this I’d be very interested to know.
I saw that same story yesterday and that indeed was the first question I asked myself.
Paedophiles are a 'minority' (thankfully), but under the rules laid out by the 'woke' and the virtue-signallers, all 'minorities' must be 'protected' in order to prevent the majority from discriminating against - or 'oppressing' - them.
People who engage in criminal activity are also a minority, so how soon are we from having them 'excused' from their behaviour in order to avoid them being 'offended'?
On 12/2/2022 at 12:36 PM, webtrekker said:
A new video discusses why the Left hates a widely popular documentary on Netflix that argues that there was a lost global civilization that existed on Earth some 12,000 years ago but it was wiped out in a cataclysm that erased most traces of it. The doc is called Ancient Apocalypse.
So why does the Left consider it so dangerous? As Matt Walsh, the narrator pictured above says, it’s because it is one of the most popular shows on Netflix, and “it seems to exist solely for conspiracy theorists.” That’s according to the left-wing rag The Guardian.
Walsh thinks the prior global civilization theory is a bit silly, but he liked that it sparks the imagination and annoys far-left newspapers, even if it’s “outlandish.”
Some pundits are even calling it racist, the catch-all word used by the Left to send shudders down any corporation’s spine.
The show is no different than the History channel’s Ancient Aliens, one of the channel’s longest-running, most popular shows.
I think it is entirely possible that there was an advanced civilisation on this planet before ours, that was indeed wiped out by a 'global cataclysm'.
I've never watched 'Ancient Aliens' but from what I have read about it, I think it is possible that this series is just a 'deflection', as is much of mainstream media, from what really occurred.
There was a 'disaster', but those who lived before this time weren't 'ancient aliens', they were those that came before us.
That's why I think there is so much attention given to 'flat earth', because it distracts people away from understanding that the cyclical nature of disaster on our planet is caused by the Sun, which flat Earth models rule out completely, because if the Sun 'micronovas' every few hundred or thousand years, which causes our 'globe' Earth to flip on its poles, then this all couldn't happen on a 'flat earth' model, as they say Antarctica is just an 'ice wall' and couldn't possibly have been a tropical island at the Equator.
As for why the "Left consider this dangerous" I really don't know, perhaps because all this talk of 'cyclical disasters' doesn't fit in with the 'current narrative thing' of climate change being all the fault of humans.
At this time of year, there is one film that I NEVER get tired of watching.
"Trading Places" (1983), produced by Aaron Russo, directed by John Landis, and starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.
It tells a very interesting story about social engineering, and how millionaires have the power to change peoples' lives in a moment.
It's brilliantly written, and very humourous, with some 'killer' standout lines, not really one for the snowflakes!
Sadly for some reason, it apparently doesn't get shown on the mainstream terrestrial UK channels anymore.
Though the story straddles the Christmas period, it sort of culminates into the New Year, which is why I don't really consider it as a "Christmas" movie, but for me the timing works enough to make it worthy of a great film to watch on New Years Eve, before all the fireworks and shenanigans start.
1 hour ago, Celticdevil said:
I’ve had for last 6days it’s fckn awful and strange not normal flu.
starts like this.
1. Sore throat
2.aches all over body
3. sweats like a river
4. then it vanishes for a few hours you think your ok
5. it was only hiding it kicks back in all you want to do is sleep
6. Hot and cold sweats
7. fever and halucinationtions while trying to sleep but guess what you cnt sleep for more than an hour ffs
8. it disappeared for a few hours
9. comes back with runny eyes and nose like a river like your losing fluid like never had before
10. day 6 still not better
any help would be great guys I’ve not had any devil jabs ffs not had any bad bugs for 3years it’s a mutant super flu cause off the fckn flu jags peeps are fckn mugs and have fckd it for us
anything I can take to help suggestions please I don’t ever get Ill thanks all
You have an influenza ("flu").
It is my belief that colds and flus are just the body's natural way of 'detoxing'. I had something similar spring on me suddenly towards the end of November.
Woke up on a Saturday morning with a high temperature and sweats, felt totally lethargic and listless. Managed to get myself together enough to go out for our works Christmas do on the evening, but couldn't wait to get home and back into bed. Still felt rough on Sunday morning, but improved during the day. Went into work on the Monday still feeling like shit, but managed to get through most of the day before going home early due to ending up totally zoned out. Improvement on Tuesday, before feeling almost normal again on the Wednesday.
It's completely natural, let it run its course. Taking 'remedies' might alleviate the 'symptoms' of your illness, but it is my belief that they just prolong the healing/detox process your body is going through.
On 8/20/2022 at 12:00 PM, Grumpy Owl said:
I can't find any other specific examples, but I have read some other 'nostalgia' articles on Birmingham Mail, and I have picked up on some 'hidden messaging' before, for example there was one much earlier this year 'reminicsing' about the 1976 heatwave.
The climate and weather works in cycles, and its all linked to the cycles of the sun's solar activity.
I've been expecting a particularly cold winter for the last couple of years, however I think this one could finally be it. Think back to December 2010 for what we might expect.
OK, so a couple of weeks ago now, we did have what was described by much of the media as a "cold snap". I don't know about the rest of the country but we did get down to minus 7 here in Birmingham, thankfully it did stay mostly dry so with an absence of snow the streets mostly stayed ice-free, just bits of frost everywhere.
We ended up with a relatively mild Christmas and New Year, but I still think there is potential in January or February for another 'cold snap' which could be just as harsh if not worse.
The movement of the jet stream has once again been favourable for us here in the UK, while those in the USA have experienced the worst of the possible winter weather agin.
14 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:
Channel 4 tried this shit by warning viewers about the dangers of 4chan.
More dangerous than Chan4?
Personally I think its a terrible idea.
It would just become another distraction, and detract away from the whole purpose of having a structured discussion forum.
If you want such a thing like that, then go join some Telegram group.
That's my opinion.
On 12/25/2022 at 3:20 AM, masonfreeparty2 said:
in reality these groups around the country are actually being led by state intelligence operations in order to destroy the well meaning truth movement..conspiracy theorists are being wrongly named right wing extremists and coronation street is now been taken over by social engineering factions.
Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior National Coordinator, Tim Jacques, added at the time: "Coronation Street has a long history of raising awareness of challenging issues that sit at the heart of communities across the UK.
"Sadly, the terrorist threat remains one of those very real concerns. Our casework shows that children and young people are vulnerable to radicalisation and are increasingly being drawn into toxic ideologies through online spaces and platforms.
"We hope Max’s story will help to highlight why it’s so important to get support or advice if you’re worried someone you love is taking a dangerous path. It really doesn’t have to be that way."
I remember coming across the following article in the E&S last week, and wondered what the significance was...
Schools put on alert over visit to region by former EDL leader Tommy RobinsonQuote
Safeguarding staff in Dudley were sent a bulletin warning about active far right groups and the former EDL leader’s possible visit to the borough.
It comes amid rising fears that schoolchildren are being targeted by certain groups who are looking to gain followers or to incite violence.
Dudley schools were told: “This information has been shared with all Dudley Safeguarding Leads at their forum.
“There is now an Instagram group. It has 600 followers across two schools and is inciting football hooligans.”
The briefing says the group appears to be affiliated with far right groups.
“Finally there has been intelligence that Tommy Robinson is visiting Halesowen soon. He is a far right anti-Islam activist,” it says.
Now I don't watch Coronation Street or any other TV soap, so I don't know what's going on, but yes these shows can't help but introduce a bit of social engineering into their storylines, and viewers are being brainwashed without even realising it.
Tommy Robinson is an anti-Islam activist that is true. I don't consider him to be 'far-right' though. He is an agitator, and a Zionist establishment puppet.
The term "far-right" has become such a meaningless term phrase now, and is just a slur used against anyone who dares to counter the 'official narrative', or is otherwise a 'non-conformist'.
Politically, Islam itself is 'ultra-conservative', so it could be argued that Islamic extremists are themselves also "far-right".
This is why I don't really buy into this 'political spectrum' labelling, as its just another divide-and-conquer trick to have people labelling themselves and turning against each other.
It says a lot when I think that drinking fluoridated tap water is probably better for you than drinking this Prime Hydration crap.
China Covid: UK set to require negative test for arrivalsQuote
The UK is set to announce that passengers coming from China will have to provide a negative Covid test before they travel to Britain.
The UK has become the latest nation to bring in screening for travellers from China after cases surged following Beijing's decision to relax its zero-Covid policy.
China has said it will fully reopen its borders on 8 January.
Several countries, including the US and India, are also bringing in testing.
It is understood the UK will demand a negative test before travellers can board a flight from mainland China - bringing Britain into line with the approach taken by the US.
Well yeah but how many times did we hear about travellers arriving in other countries - who would have presumably required a 'negative' Covid test before boarding - then getting a 'positive' result on arrival?
I presume the factories in China still have huge quantities of Covid test kits they need to get shot of, so is this just a way of 'stimulating demand' again?
Since the Musk 'takeover' of Twitter, I've seen a few MSM articles promoting 'alternatives' to Twitter, and Mastodon has popped up a couple of times.
I've heard of it before, but to be honest, I'm rapidly losing interest in these social media 'platforms', although the concept behind Mastodon - being a decentralised platform - is an interesting one.
If they had sold out to any Silicon Valley 'investor' then the whole point of the concept would end up lost. So I'm glad they've resisted.
Maybe now the MSM 'promotion' will come to an end.
6 hours ago, Nemuri Kyoshiro said:
This is weird. Shoppers rocked up at Aldi to buy cheap energy drinks and, according to the Sun, a ruckus ensued. What is in this drink that it would provoke such emotions? Makes me suspicious.
From what I can gather, it's basically flavoured coconut water with a few vitamins thrown in.
Probably REALLY cheap to produce, but hyped up beyond all belief so the manufacturers can make a huge profit. Get a couple of no-name YouTube/Instagram 'influencers' behind it, and huzzah, instant success.
(Here's a tip kids, if you want 'hydration' then water from the tap is much cheaper and does exactly the same job!)
What else is in it? Who knows, only the manufacturers.
This whole business reminds me of the 'BubbleShock' drink from the pilot episode of Doctor Who spin-off "The Sarah Jane Adventures"...
But then equally I'm reminded of "Peckham Springs" from Only Fools And Horses...
7 hours ago, LastOneLeftInTheCounty said:
You’ll see a large increase in small scale farming, fruit and veg growing here in uk just to meet demand, whilst prices for fresh veg go through the roof.
When I worked for a posh supermarket decades ago, we had to throw out thousands of pounds worth of fresh veg/salads/fruit just before Christmas.
It was then that my heart sank and my young mind realised that the system we are living in is total and utter madness.
The thing is that when we had the whole Brexit thing going on, this should have been the first thing our Government should have jumped on.
We have huge amounts of farmland in the UK practically doing nothing, as the landowners/farmers have enjoyed for many years receiving their 'subsidies' from the EU, where they were basically paid to do nothing, or very little. This was to mainly 'protect' farmers in the EU, by limiting the amount of our produce we could export to EU countries, as well as manufacture a 'reliance' on cheaper imports of produce from EU farmers.
With the EU subsidies coming to an end, our Government should have worked to get our farms working again, and making produce for use in our own country, rather than relying on imports. Granted, there are a number of 'luxury' foodstuffs that we can't produce here due to our climate conditions, but most 'staples' we could easily grow or produce ourselves. Admittedly, some food would go up in price, but there were potential offsets due to reduced transportation costs within the UK.
Same goes for the fishing industry, done properly that could have seen a massive revival, and like with farming, think of the thousands of new jobs that could have been created - the millions of unemployed people in the UK could have been reskilled and relocated to work in these revived industries.
No, instead the Government is more interested in selling 'licences' to catch fish in our waters (which EU countries then sell back to us!), and paying farm owners to either 'rewild' their land (whatever that means) or put up solar panels or wind turbines because, um, 'green renewable energy'.
In the meantime, we face food 'shortages' because supply chains across the world are being disrupted due to this phoney 'war in Ukraine'.
Produce what you need, where you need it.
On 8/3/2022 at 6:08 PM, Truthblast said:
There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone on the planet.
That is most probably true. The reason we still have people starving in 'poorer countries' is because of multi-national corporations that essentially 'strip' produce away from such countries so it can be 'consumed' by shoppers in the West and other 'consumerist societies'. Sold for a profit, then thrown away by the consumer because it has gone past an arbitrary 'sell-by' or 'best before' date.
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing (fundamentally) wrong with capitalism, and I'm in no way advocating communism or socialism as a 'solution' to this.
There is nothing wrong with a farmer growing crops and rearing livestock in order to produce food to sell either direct to the public, or to local shops for retail distribution, and making money off the back of their endeavours. What I think is wrong is big multi-nationals buying up huge tracts of land in other countries to produce food which is then distributed all around the world, while those countries struggle to produce enough food to feed their own people.
On 12/12/2022 at 7:02 PM, wolfpavek1 said:
The very quiet opening of big Ben was on a documentary last night with an over budget from 20million to 88billion for a clock tower
That's unbelievable who's in charge of the budget to be out to such an extent.
Could it be... Common Purpose?
How much does it actually cost to fix an old clock such as this?
The 'actual work' itself may have only cost around half to a million pounds lets say.
The rest gets siphoned off to 'contractors', and then of course all the project managers and 'consultants' that have to get involved.
The problem is that many people don't bat an eyelid when it comes to such eye-watering sums of money that are being spent on restoring such things, or even on building and constructing new ones. "Oh that's how much these things cost nowadays".
The restoration of Big Ben would have been a great episode of the BBC's "The Repair Shop" though...
On 12/23/2022 at 8:26 PM, Truthblast said:
Lots of news stories today about a new wave of Covid ripping through China.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that many hospitals are full and that there is a dire shortage of medicines in China:
It's all bollocks, just a few days later we have this:
Covid in China: People rush to book travel as borders finally reopenQuote
The easing of travel rules in China - the last part of the country's zero-Covid policy - comes as the country battles a new wave of infections.
Resentment against the government's policy - which sparked rare public protests against President Xi Jinping in November - led to a relaxation of Covid restrictions across the country.
But an increase in Covid cases followed, with reports of hospitals overwhelmed and a shortage of drugs.
The announcement on outbound travel on Tuesday came after Monday's news, which axed quarantine rules for travellers arriving in China. It also scrapped a cap on the daily number of flights.
On the same day, the National Health Commission announced that Covid would be formally downgraded to a Class B infectious disease on 8 January.
"Don't make a promise that you're not going to keep"
This is why I stopped making 'New Years Resolutions' a few years back.
I hear people say things like "oh I'm going to quit smoking in the New Year" or drinking, or to start going to the gym or do more exercise etc etc.
To them I say, "why wait until then?" If you want to do something like that, why not start it now?
And the people who say, "oh next year is going to be my year", why couldn't THIS year have been YOUR year instead?
Me, I will just continue living each day as it happens...
11 hours ago, alexa said:
Only God/Jesus knows of the time & date. Not even Lucifer & the Angels know.
Well you would say that.
The Sun will do what it wants to do when it is good and ready.
The Sun is the 'bringer of light', ie Lucifer. The Sun is also your 'son of God' (sun = son).
You can cling to your misinterpreted texts all you want, the Bible is not what you think it is.
21 hours ago, Truthblast said:
Over 2,000 flights cancelled, wind chill warnings, extreme cold warnings and similar issued to 150 million Americans:
Hasn't the USA suffered from 'really bad winter weather' for the last few years?
It's down to a weakening Jet Stream, and the more it 'undulates' the more you see colder air getting sucked down from the Arctic, as much as warmer air getting sucked up from the equatorial regions. That's the reason why in the UK we've had relatively 'mild' winters, we've gotten lucky if anything.
Exposing David Attenborough
in Environment & Climate
Excuse me but how has this topic degenerated from discussing David Attenborough to arguing about Jews and Nazis?