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Grumpy Owl

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  1. What concerns me about this are people (elsewhere) commenting on protests being held in London today but being more concerned about the lack of 'social-distancing'. ? But wait! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52866246?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5ed3e31da6a6aa067fd21663%26US officials voice virus concerns amid protests%262020-05-31T17%3A21%3A56.388Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:524636ad-48ce-4947-b522-72d791806ef4&pinned_post_asset_id=5ed3e31da6a6aa067fd21663&pinned_post_type=share US officials voice virus concerns amid protests As mass demonstrations continue across the US amid an outpouring of anger over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in police custody, some US officials have warned of the continuing danger posed by the coronavirus outbreak. “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a Covid test this week,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Saturday evening. Her concerns were echoed by Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who told NBC News that protesters should consider self-isolating and getting tested. "While I saw some people with masks last night, others didn't [wear them]. When I saw some people social distancing, other people were right on top of each other," she said. "So we don't want to compound this deadly virus and the impact it's had on our community." Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appeared on CNN and warned: "There's about a 14-day incubation period. So, two weeks from now across America, we're going to find out whether or not this gives us a spike and drives the numbers back up again or not." The US has the world's highest number of coronavirus deaths and cases. Cities outside the US still under coronavirus restrictions also saw anti-racism protests on Sunday, including London. "You naughty protesters, HOW DARE YOU spread the coronavirus! Get yourselves tested for COVID-19 NOW!"
  2. From my own experience of administering and moderating forums (and other similar systems) in the past and present, admins and mods do not have the capability to read or view members private messages (with the exception of those messages that get 'reported' to admins). I can't speak for this Invision Community software, as I've only used it as a 'regular member', but I doubt this system would operate any differently. The only way I can see that private messages could be read or deleted would be at the database level, which a hacker could do using some kind of malicious SQL script.
  3. I can only speak for my local area in south Birmingham, but there has been activity for the past few months locally, and I do believe it is due to BT rolling out their fibre broadband network, which isn't currently available in my area, hence why I'm forced to use Virgin for my broadband. As I registered my interest in fibre broadband with BT when I moved here in August 2018, I did receive an email update a few weeks ago to advise me that their engineers would be carrying out surveys and 'preliminary works' in order to prepare for fibre cable installation over the next few weeks along my street. This email came at the time when there was stuff going on with 5G masts being 'attacked' and staff being 'harassed', so notably it did advise that people could say 'hello' to their 'friendly engineers' and ask any questions they might have. I've also noticed a number of gas and other utility works being carried out around other local areas. If anything, this has been an ideal time to do so, while there's been less traffic on the roads. Certainly a few weeks ago now, there were temporary traffic lights in Sparkbrook where a big hole had been dug up in the Stratford Road, at any other time this would have caused enormous traffic chaos and delays, but not so this time. While it is important to keep vigilant and keep a watch on what's going on, it is also important to remember that not everything is a 'conspiracy'.
  4. Thanks for that, first I'd heard of this. But this isn't a formal request from the Government being replied to, it looks like a response to a 'begging' letter sent by a handful of hardcore ultra-Remainer MPs. So while not legally binding in any way, it certainly gives you an idea of what is going to be forced on the Government soon. And perhaps this is why there is so much 'pressure' being applied to Boris and the Tory government to 'deal with' Mr Cummings - maybe the 'plan' is to get him out of the picture, then a 'new' senior aide can be appointed who will be more, shall we say, 'favourable towards the EU' and will 'advise' Mr Johnson accordingly?
  5. See here: and... Perhaps those two topics should be 'stickied' to save all the questions about "where have my posts gone?"
  6. Thanks, that was exactly my aim. Correct, I'm not saying anyone should set up a 'rival' website, as I'm sure once things are back up and running then the David Icke Social will continue to be a valuable resource which members can make valuable contributions to. But understand that this forum will be watched and no doubt targeted again in future. I'm just saying that those members who compile and provide detailed research and other material should make sure that they keep their own backup copies elsewhere, "just in case". And going back to what I said earlier about 'Youtubers", I forget who it was exactly now, but I remember watching some video before where they were talking about a fellow 'content creator' who was whining at Youtube because they had deleted their channel and their 'hours of content' which had been uploaded over several years was all gone and lost. The phrase I use again is "don't put all your eggs in one basket", always keep your own offline copies of anything you upload to the internet, thats the only way to ever preserve them.
  7. Yes, for 'local lockdowns' read that as "curfew zones". And 'viral outbreaks' is a nice convenient excuse to force people into their homes, and arrest anyone who dares be out in the street. Once again, switch the word "protect" with "control" and things make much more sense.
  8. @rideforever of course 'divide and rule' really is a thing, and religion has been a useful tool through the ages to achieve the same thing. You could equally see the person on the right as a Christian, with the caption reading as "that Muslim wants your cookie". (Or substitute with any religious group that has been played off against each other over the years) So I'm sorry, but you lost me by claiming that "the Path is the only answer". The problem is that a great number of people don't realise that they are being played off against each other, fighting over that single cookie, while the same person who has ALL the cookies, is the person they should be fighting together against.
  9. What is equally interesting is that no 'world leader' (to the best of my knowledge) has 'succumbed' to or died from this 'deadly disease'. True that we've had people like Boris Johnson 'showing symptoms' and having hospital treatment, but I feel that's been more 'for show' than anything serious.
  10. You're missing the point slightly, in that what the image doesn't show is what the 'old white man' in the middle (who has more cookies than he could eat) then turns and says to the man on the left.
  11. It is good to listen to all sides of any argument. You've obviously taken the time to watch that video, as I did, and it appears that neither of us is convinced enough by what these 'soy boys' say to make us change our minds. ? There may be something correct in the psychology stuff they mention, but as soon as they went on about the 'climate change hoax', well... Thanks Deca, I get what you did here, it is sometimes good to 'peer over' the other side of the fence, and see what the 'other side' is up to.
  12. Its quite possible we are seeing the fruition of a corrupted education system. These people have gone through the indoctrination system of schools, colleges and university, programmed with 'progressive' ideology by the previous generation, and now they will set about doing the same to the 'next' one. But on the other hand it is refreshing to hear coments like this, and it is important to not 'tar' the whole millenial generation with the same brush. After all, not all of them will have completely succumbed to their 'progressive programming', but as with anything those who make the most noise attract the most attention. And with the 'OK boomer' meme, it is another example of 'divide and rule', where the younger generation have been 'trained' to blame the previous generation for all their woes. This is the problem with 'identity politics'; everything is always 'somebody else's fault', and you end up with a series of 'blame games' with people choosing to become 'victims' rather than taking responsibility for their own actions.
  13. I can't name any names right now, but I have at least seen some football players who have apparently 'shown symptoms' of Covid-19 / 'coronavirus'. I guess even football players catch 'colds' too. But certainly I don't recall seeing anything about any professional player having died 'from coronavirus'. Then again, these people are all fit healthy young men, so I don't find this surprising in the least.
  14. Just to add to my initial post, in regards to those content creators who prefer to use the medium of 'video'... Unless you only ever 'livestream', you will already have a 'hard-copy' saved and stored locally of any video you wish to upload. DON'T assume that 'friendly' Youtube will accept and host your content without question, make sure you keep 'offline' copies archived on your own PC or on some external storage device (be it USB stick or hard disk). Other video-sharing platforms are available, such as BitChute, Daily Motion, Brighteon and others. And I would recommend that you sign up for accounts and upload your videos there too. If you have your own web-hosting account and you have the luxury of a lot of storage space, you should upload your own videos there too. The big downside to video content is that it can take up a lot of disk storage space and uses a hell of a lot of bandwidth, if multiple users are viewing the same video at once. This is why third-party video streaming platforms such as Youtube, Vimeo etc are so attractive at first, because the temptation to host your videos there and then embed them on your own website (thus saving space and bandwidth) is almost irrestistible. So don't please ever assume that by uploading your videos to some third-party site such as Youtube they will somehow be 'preserved', always keep your own copies locally.
  15. That's the bit to watch out for though. because this is how they will try and politicise this. The 'Republicans' are all 'loons', and only the Democrats can be 'trusted'. The same thing is starting to happen in the UK, with the whole Cummings shenanigans. The media is all about shifting public's perceptions.
  16. I think people need to start looking beyond these politically-motivated headlines. There is more 'divide-and-rule' about to be played out, not just in the USA, but in the UK we are seeing this, and no doubt the same will happen across the world.
  17. Of course, yes in the 'early days' of the internet, one could easily set up their own 'webserver' at home, and host their own website on their own computer. It is still very much possible to do so, but not very straightforward for many people. But yes, if your internet service provider (ISP) allows you a 'static IP' address, you could point your domain name at your own computer, which would then be accessible to any other internet user, as long as your PC was connected to the internet. The internet is after all a giant network of computers and servers all connected together. You may have a website running on a local server in your home, or within a giant datacentre. It matters not. But unfortunately, popular websites with lots of traffic (ie visitors) work most efficiently when hosted on servers with good bandwidth capability, and most home ISPs don't offer good upload speeds. So yeah, I'd agree that if you want ultimate 'decentralised' control over your web content, then host it on your own home-based webserver where you are in full control.
  18. The outcome of this 'inquiry' is already known, its a formality. What they probably don't want are any 'survivors' who might buckle under the slightest pressure and blow the whole game apart.
  19. I can already see this happening. TORIES BAD That is the perception that appears to be coming out now. Just last year the media was touting Boris and the Tories as 'heroes', now they are the 'bad guys'. Why is this? The Tories are still (somehow) polling well, but the next stage of the plan I believe requires a Labour government - which couldn't be achieved with a 'hard-left' socialist like Jeremy Corbyn, so he has now been removed and replaced with the Blairite 'champagne socialist' Sir Keir Starmer (Blairite = Red Tory). Boris Johnson will now be portrayed by the MSM as the 'posh buffoon', while Sir Keir will somehow become the 'man of the people' and a 'man of integrity and principle'. ?
  20. No they're not. See my advice here:
  21. To give a case in point as an example, @Grumpy Grapes is a good example, where they have in the past posted material here that they have already posted on their own website. I hope they don't mind me using them as an example, but you get the idea... knowledge is there to be shared after all. Their content has been (hopefully temporarily) lost from this forum, but is preserved elsewhere.
  22. While I do hope that all previous David Icke Social forum content will be restored, I would also hope that some of the valuable forum contributors are not 'putting all their eggs in one basket' by not keeping their own 'backup' of their material that they post here. (Now I don't want to be seen as 'favouring' any particular forum members; of course most of us all make valuable contributions in our own way) If you already keep copies of your research and forum posts, then that's great, and you probably need read no further, unless you want to add any suggestions or anything else I may have missed. The easiest thing to do for starters, is to copy your forum post into a Word document (or some other word-processing software of your choice!), and save it as a local file on your own computer. As a backup to that, perhaps have a USB stick or external hard disk handy that you can save and store your files and data on. (If you don't have Microsoft Word or Office, a good free alternative is the open-source LibreOffice, which is itself a fork from the original open-source OpenOffice) If you want to keep 'online' copies of your forum material, you may wish to consider using some 'blogging' software and start your own blog to post your material and musings in. There are 'free' platforms where you can do this, such as Blogspot or WordPress.com, just sign up and pick a blog name, then start saving your forum posts and material in new 'blog' articles. This way at least, you can share your musings and research with others elsewhere. One downside I can see to this though, is that because you are using that platform's cloud services, you are subject to their terms and conditions, so if you're really unlucky and attract a lot of unwanted attention (or you actually are posting material that would be breaching terms & conditions), you could end up getting your account suspended and your material lost forever. Hope you kept that USB stick handy! If you're really serious about this, and have a bit of money to spare, you could always buy yourself a domain name and sign up with a webhosting provider; it doesn't have to be expensive, there are lots of webhosting providers offering cheap no-frills hosting packages if you just want to set up a blog or archive. You can of course then install Wordpress for free on your own website, and with a bit of customising and tweaking, you have your own personal website where you can blog and post to your heart's content. There are other platforms that you could install, but I'd say that Wordpress is very easy to use, and I've used it on numerous websites myself that I've set up, either for myself or for other people. Most webhost providers will provide basic backup facilities, so you can either store backups in your hosting account, or download them as a zip file, which can then be easily restored if needed, or transferred to a new webhosting account if you decide to change provider. I did this myself a couple of years back, fed up with internet censorship, I created an 'online persona' and bought a domain name, then using some webhosting I already had, set up my own website. I don't publicise it, or aim to make any money from it, but I found it quite therapeutic to start writing about stuff, making observations on current happenings. I don't really care if no-one else reads it, but I know for a fact that what I write is being 'stored for posterity', and I can refer back to it whenever I need to. Some older stuff I wrote I look back at and feel a bit embarrassed at first, but I don't care. Then again, I do read some stuff back and feel totally vindicated. So by all means, I'm not saying that people should abandon this forum, and start their own blogs or websites, the two can go hand in hand. If you have researched and compiled valuable information into forum posts here, just please ensure that you present this material elsewhere, or keep offline copies, or both! Because you never know when the shit is going to hit the fan again, and if your material is only stored in one place, it's going to be lost, potentially forever. TPTB are clearly working to try and 'centralise' the Internet, in order to 'control the flow' of information. We must actually do what we can to 'decentralise' this information, and keep it in as many places as possible.
  23. There is a link to download the full film as an MP4 file from the Richplanet website. While Richard has encouraged people to share and upload elsewhere, he warns about uploading to Youtube, expect that video to be removed at some point. ?
  24. I've given some suggestions for regular forum contributors in another topic here, and they echo some comments Mr A has also made. To save taking over this topic, perhaps I'll offer them in a new one.
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