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  1. It occurred to me the other day, that even in my own relatively brief lifespan on this planet, there's definite patterns of cycles to be seen, as long as you know how to look for them.

     

    The UK gets a female prime minister, at the same time the US has a senile President.

     

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    US President Joe Biden meets UK Prime Minister Liz Truss... oh wait...

     

    "Tensions with Russia"

     

    Unions in the UK are taking 'strike action', walking out demanding fairer pay increases.

     

    The UK even has a new monarch, King Charles III, well good luck with that if you remember what happened with previous English kings named Charles. 🙄

     

    (Charles III's current prime minister Liz Truss has history as an anti-monarchist - cough cough Oliver Cromwell)

     

     

     

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  2. 13 minutes ago, Morpheus said:

    There's no way she passed yesterday. They announced it yesterday but I'd bet my mortgage that she didn't die yesterday. 

     

    There was a discussion on this in another thread here, worth looking back at now to avoid any repetition in this one:

    What I find strange is this:

    On Monday, Liz Truss travelled to Balmoral to be appointed as Prime Minister.

    There are question marks about the photo that appeared in the newspapers being 'photo-shopped'.

    Despite being a bit old and frail - hence why she was 'unable' to travel to London - Queen appears to be 'fine' and smiling in that photo.

    Three days later, Queen takes a turn for the worse, and passes away.

     

    If that photo is real and not photo-shopped, perhaps it was taken a while ago?

     

    Maybe that's why some parts of the media had already pretty much decided that Truss was the prime minister, before the Tory party members had finished posting in their ballot papers.

    Because it had all been arranged and 'rehearsed' before-hand?

     

     

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  3. 16 minutes ago, alexa said:

     

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if Charly hands over the kingship to Will's.

     

    I doubt that. Charles has waited so long for this to happen, he's not likely to abdicate any time soon.

     

    If its any consolation, at the ripe age of 73 already, his reign won't be for too long. Perhaps there will be another change of monarch within my lifetime!

  4. 19 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

    I like the fact that he is now adopting dissident Right talking points by talking about the dangers of too much legal immigration, not just illegal. That being said, I believe that he is only acting as a pressure release valve because he senses that Brits are getting angry about Britain losing its identity.

     

    Ultimately, I don't trust him because of his stance on the vaxx, and because he shares some of Blair's views on digital IDs.

     

    He's an opportunist.

     

    Yes, I agree that he acts as a 'pressure release valve', but mainly for the benefit of the Tories.

     

    When he was with UKIP, he was all about getting the UK out of the EU, and for a period of time it looked like UKIP could become a serious threat to the Establishment parties.

     

    But no, of course once the Tories promised and delivered the referendum that UKIP had been demanding for years, he considered it "job done" and left UKIP, leaving others to try and pick up the pieces and keep the momentum going. For whatever reason, that never happened, and the final straw for me was when he turned round and urged UKIP members and supporters alike to "back Boris".

     

    He then hijacked and took over the Brexit Party - he never set this party up himself despite some claims he made - just so he and his ex-UKIP cronies could get re-elected as MEPs, couldn't give up that gravy train after all!

     

    He has a show on GB News, which should tell you all you need to know about that channel too.

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  5. "The Queen has died!"

     

    Me:

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    I'm so glad I don't watch TV any more, as I'm pretty sure what it's like right now - all your favourite shows 'cancelled' and replaced with wall-to-wall 'tributes' and people being 'sad'.

     

    My neighbour told me when I arrived home this evening. I did have a quick look on the BBC News website "just to be sure", and I did feel a little sad briefly, after all regardless of your feelings towards her and the Royal Family in general, she was still someone's great-granny etc.

     

    Still, the prospect of King Charles II is a pretty grim one, what with hime set to become the "Green King" and all that...

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  6. 42 minutes ago, Grumpy Owl said:

    Actually if anything, the more ice there is in the ocean, then that should theoretically increase sea levels, so if anything as the oceans warm and the ice melts, we should technically see sea levels lower slightly.

     

    Just to add to the above, yes there are also large volumes of frozen water on our planet which is not already in our seas and is trapped on land. Glaciers are basically large frozen rivers, as they slowly thaw, some water will trickle down into the sea and join the ocean, but don't forget that water is also absorbed into the ground.

     

    Obviously if there was some massive 'flash' heating event that occurred which caused any glacier to 'instantaneously melt' there would be a big risk of some localised flooding if that 'new water' couldn't drain away fast enough. The thing is though if such an event were to occur, the heat would probably wipe us out first, we'd never know by how much the sea levels eventually rose!

  7. On 9/4/2022 at 7:55 PM, Bombadil said:

    There was an option if enough people wanted to do it to learn Italian. My daughter is Italian and speaks etc fluently. It was suggested that because of the difficulty level she should consider a different subject.

     

    I have two ways of looking at this. First of all, I would hope that she was dissuaded from taking GCSE Italian because her teachers felt that as she was already fluent in the language, there would be no 'challenge' presented, and she would actually find it quite tedious, trying to 'learn' something that she already knew. 😉

     

    On the other hand, it is more likely that - as you seem to suggest - her teachers really have no clue about her abilities, and merely 'assumed' that learning Italian would be 'too difficult' for her. It is my opinion now that most teachers are that obsessed with stats and results, that they have forgotten to treat their pupils like human beings to be nurtured and encouraged.

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  8. 6 hours ago, sickofallthebollocks said:

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    Thanks for that, I could have done with this a while back when I was trying to explain the principle here before.

     

    Its a very simple scientific experiment anyone can do at home. 😉

     

    When water freezes it expands and increases its volume, but the amount of water stays the same. Actually if anything, the more ice there is in the ocean, then that should theoretically increase sea levels, so if anything as the oceans warm and the ice melts, we should technically see sea levels lower slightly.

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    Kwasi Kwarteng - tipped to be the new chancellor - has already indicated the government is prepared to borrow to support the economy.

    This would be consistent with Ms Truss' position that the UK needs to break free of the Treasury's strict spending rules.

    From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62801913

     

    Doesn't sound very "Conservative" to me. More like  a Labour party approach.

     

    And I don't like the sound of this "break free of the Treasury's strict spending rules" - after all aren't such rules put in place for good reason?

     

    The more money that is "borrowed", the more the national debt increases and so does the 'tax burden', we all end up paying dearly in the long-term.

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  10. 22 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

     

    What do you think his game is? Progressives are seething about him and calling him a flag shagging gammon, but I don't even understand what is so controversial about his views. Is he just some milquetoast stage managed asset that's there to move the Overton window further to the Left? The guy doesn't seem remotely Right Wing, just som Liz Truss supporting gimp.

    He's a comedian. He was taking the piss. I'm no Joe Jycett fan and I don't agree with his views, but I do like a bit of wry 'dry' sarcastic humour, and that's what he was doing in that segment.

     

     

     

     

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  11. 10 hours ago, alexa said:

     

    More lies & it wouldn't surprise me if they try and ban the bible sometime in the future.

     

    The only books that get 'banned' are those that contain any resemblance of 'truth'.

     

    Your 'bible' is qute safe, as are the Koran and others.

     

    The 'holy books' just get 'revised' and rewritten to suit agendas.

     

     

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  12. On 9/4/2022 at 3:31 PM, zArk said:

     

    148,333 people
    have pledged to strike on October 1st
     
    (4/9/22 15:31)

     

     

     

     

     

    Yeah, but how many of these will actually carry though on this?

     

    Very few, most people who make these kinds of 'pledges' only do so so that they can virtue-signal or boast to others about how they're 'smashing the system'.

     

     

    But even so, what's that, almost 150k? Or around 0.2% of the population? I bet the energy suppliers are shitting themselves!

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  13. 7 hours ago, Observations said:

    I'm not sure what to make of this. On the one hand it highlights the increasingly ridiculous lies and theatre, on the other hand it .... ? I don't know. Does it achieve anything or is it just all part of the show? I heard it as its all over the radio, and just thought you might want to see it, in terms of the state of British politics. 

     

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/joe-lycett-laura-kuenssberg-bbc-show-right-wing_uk_63149029e4b0682ad3d1cdbc

     

    Joe Lycett Pretends To Be 'Incredibly Right Wing' During Sarcastic Laura Kuenssberg Appearance

     

     

     

    I've just watched the video linked to in that article.

     

    Clearly he is taking the piss and having a laugh at their expense.

     

    I don't think he'll be asked back onto that show again. 😆

     

  14. 42 minutes ago, HAARPING_On said:

    So, the “votes” have been cast (not by the public though - heaven forbid!) and the Britain’s new Prime Minister is Liz Truss... you can almost hear the collective groan from the majority of the UK population at this announcement  and I don’t think anyone thinks this is good news for the country.

     

    I think that's the intention, but ultimately it didn't really matter who 'won' the race to become The Next Prime Minister.

     

    It's worth pointing out that the media seemed to already 'know' that Ms Truss was the winner last week, as I pointed out in another thread here:

    I can't be bothered right now to read this Birmingham Mail article, but here's how it appears on their homepage:

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    Expect more social engineering over the next twelve months, all 'conditioning' people to 'vote Labour' at the next general election.

     

    I don't have the link right now, but I saw some article on the BBC News website over the weekend which included something along the lines of "strategists have already put forward 5th October 2023 as a likely snap-election date".

     

    Liz Truss will be the last Conservative prime minister ever.

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  15. 28 minutes ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

    Civilised respect is being replaced, certainly in the larger towns & cities, with savagery. It's pretty unsettling, and it makes me feel more like becoming a hermit.

     

     

    It's also where the "culture of entitlement" eventually leads.

     

    As well as the social media 'influencers' I already mentioned, who knows what ideas are being poured into these kids minds by their teachers at school.

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  16. 9 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

    The thing is its not just London. This kind of shit is all over social media, and one has to wonder if it is all being orchestrated or organised somehow.

     

    Not quite at the same level, but still quite unpleasant.

    Schoolboys hurl abuse at KFC staff as they chuck cutlery over counter in Bloxwich

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    Masked schoolboys hurled vile abuse at KFC staff and chucked cutlery at them during a shocking incident in the Black Country. The youngsters were caught on camera terrorising workers standing behind the counter after they entered the store.

    Drinks holders were launched at staff, while plastic cutlery and wooden stirrers were tossed towards their faces. Concerned customers - including children - watched on in shock as trouble flared in front of their eyes.

    The incident has since been branded 'absolutely disgusting' by members of the public - with many slamming them for their 'disrespectful' behaviour. It is believed to have taken place in KFC's Bloxwich branch, in Leamore Lane, on Friday (September 3).

    Footage - which BlackCountryLive is not using - captured a group of at least five youths donning face masks and with their hoods up causing havoc in the store. One boy is seen picking up a pile of drinks holders before stretching them over his head and tossing them over the counter.

    Another then pulls out his phone and points it at staff while a third leans over the till. When one of the boys quizzes a customer on why he is recording them, the youngster swears at him and pulls his T-Shirt over his face.

    From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/schoolboys-hurl-abuse-kfc-staff-24923662

     

    Are we actually witnessing the end of civilsation as we know it? Or is it more the case that these groups of kids are being 'influenced' by the people they follow on social media tat such as TikTok?

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  17. All the pubs up for sale in the Midlands right now - from Birmingham to Shropshire

    Fancy running your own boozer? Here are 20 pubs that are currently up for sale across the Midlands

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    Have you ever fancied running your very own pub? And shouting at punters like Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders?

    For those who dream of running their own pub, we have drawn up a list of hostelries that are currently on the market across the West Midlands.

    From Birmingham to the Black Country, and Shropshire to Worcestershire, you will be spoilt for choice. From city centre pubs to idyllic ones out in villages on the outskirts of the region, all are found in our selection here.

    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/pubs-up-sale-midlands-right-24841905

     

    And yes this is the same news outlet that has been warning recently about pubs potentially closing down or going out of business due to 'rising energy costs'.

  18. 16 minutes ago, Captainlove said:

    I lived in Acocks green in 2003/05 it was a nice place, I shared a house with some irish guys who made made me feel welcome,once i explained i was a celt. They took me to a large irish pub down the warrick road,I think.

     

    You wouldn't recognise the place now. The only Irish pub I knew about there was Casey Joes, that was the other end of Warwick Road going into Olton, but I don't think that opened until 2009/2010. Pubs-wise, the only one left in the main 'village' area is the Spread Eagle (Wetherspoons). The Red Lion got knocked down when Morrisons took over the Sainsburys store and wanted to extend the car park. And the famous Inn On The Green closed its doors for good last year.

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  19. 3 hours ago, Golden Retriever said:

    In Liz I do not Trust, nor any MP tbh

     

     

     

     

     

    The results of the Tory party leadership election haven't been announced yet, but once again there are 'suggestions' from the media on who is being 'tipped' for cabinet roles.

     

    I guess this means that even the Prime Minister doesn't get to choose who sits in their cabinet.

     

     

    3 hours ago, Golden Retriever said:

    Some other "Health Secretaries" from around the world!

     

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    To be fair, ministers don't need to be 'experts' at anything, they are just figureheads themselves, that's why its always the same 'familiar faces' that get shuffled round into different roles. The real power lies with the 'experts' - the technocrats - that 'guide and advise' them.

     

  20. 1 hour ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

    A lot of retailers were struggling with business rates before the lockdown. In Preston & Chorley there were plenty of empty premesis and more barbers & charity shops than anything else. The events of the last couple of years were the last straw.

     

    The 'decline of the high street' has been going on for years. I lived in Acocks Green in Birmingham for eight years from 2008, when I first moved there, there was a great selection of local shops, but as time went by, as shops closed down, they seemed to be replaced by charity shops or takeaways.

     

    The 'rise of the barbershop' phenomenon is fairly recent, certainly in the last few years, and it is noticable just how many Turkish barbers there are now on high streets everywhere up and down the country. And people are starting to notice and question this.

  21. On 9/1/2022 at 11:16 PM, numnuts said:

    Seriously, could it be possible no one bothered to tell the little schmuck that Michael 'I am Mossad' Gove isn't really a Brexiteer? Oh my... 😀

     

     

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1661521/lord-sugar-boris-johnson-michael-gove-brexit-promises

     

    'Lord Sugar claims Boris Johnson and Michael Gove should 'go to jail' for Brexit promises.'

     

    From that article:

    Alan Sugar, known for hosting The Apprentice, has branded Boris and Gove as the "biggest liars of 2016" for the infamous "red bus" that implied the £350million sent to the EU each week would instead be used to fund the NHS following Brexit. The bus made headlines back in 2016 and was a major turning point for the Brexit campaign thanks to the promise splashed on the side. It read: "We send the EU £350 million a week. Let's fund out NHS instead. Vote Leave."

     

    Raging to his five million followers on Twitter, Lord Sugar wrote: "The biggest liars in 2016 was Boris and Gove with the red bus. They should both go to Jail. As a chairman of a public company if I mislead or lied to my shareholders ( in this case the public ) I would be sent to jail."

    He quote tweeted an image that read: "Brexit has not worked. There are no opportunities. It was all based on lies. The sooner we admit this the better."

     

    Pompous overbearing twat. And typical Remainer with no other valid argument than to keep beating with the 'big red bus' stick after all these years. Talk about living in the past.

     

    The problem was trusting the Conservatives to actually deliver a 'proper Brexit'. There should have been plenty of opportunities, however the likes of Sugar failed to grasp them.

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