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Grumpy Owl

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  1. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) put out a survey to people on its mailing list a few weeks ago, to 'consult' on passengers 'feelings' regarding public transport 'post-lockdown'. This was one of the questions presented: I remember warning at the time that this 'consultation' was just a 'glossing exercise' and that the outcome had already been pre-determined. Looks like I was right. I think I may have a solution though...
  2. More virtue-signalling on social media. I've seen a couple of posts from people sharing photos of themselves on one knee, with #blacklivesmatter scrawled on some paper. And all I can think is "yeah, you tell 'em! THAT'll put an end to racism!" And if you dare to put your head above the parapet and state that "all lives matter", then apparently now you're some kind of racist 'white supremacist'? At least people have stopped talking about "the coronavirus" for a bit.
  3. MASSIVE DISTRACTION It's just another excuse to give this "non-investigation" a few more (air) miles.
  4. Those are the two 'killer words' here, this isn't about 'protecting' people, or keeping them 'safe'. It's about making money. For big corporate giants. It's another 'artificial demand'. And the 'sheep' sadly go along with this, due to 'peer pressure' and the need to be seen as 'cool'. Create a 'demand' for a product, and the brain-dead morons will go and buy it, just because either everyone else is doing it, or because of some 'influencer' on social media. (I note with interest as I typed that, the similarity between the words 'influencer' and 'influenza')
  5. I guess I'm going to start walking to and from work then, and stop catching the bus. I never had to wear a mask to travel by bus during the 'worst' of this pandemic, why should I now? It is interesting to point out to you that as soon as the factories in China started opening again after their 'outbreak', they started mass-producing face masks.
  6. Well, first of all I'd like to start by giving some praise where it is due, I do like the new design, it looks much 'cleaner' and less cluttered or 'busy' as the old homepage did. It is still the same website though, with the same content as before. But it has to be said that one of the remarkable things about Wordpress (which I use myself on a number of sites I run and maintain) is how easy it is to 'refresh' a website just by installing a new theme. Granted, this isn't just using some 'out-of-the-box' theme design, and I can see some work has been done to customise this theme to give it the 'classic' DavidIcke.com look. But great work guys, it looks decent, and I do personally prefer the more 'clean and uncluttered' look. ?
  7. It started to bother me for a while when people would do stuff like this, but now I really couldn't give a toss. I just carry on like I have done before - I don't wear a mask or gloves, and have no intention of doing so. However I do note that from my own observations, fewer people seem to be doing so now, so I'm kind of in the hope that more and more people are (quietly) coming to the realisation that this has all been an immense pile of horseshit. But sadly, there are still a number of people who have really been indoctrinated by all the government, media and social network propaganda, and are really 'frightened' by all this talk of a 'second wave' of infections and deaths. Well, you just stay in your homes and leave the rest of us alone to get on with enjoying our walks out in the sunshine.
  8. I think they're just making up new symptoms to try and prolong this as long as they can. Hey, its summer now, and most flu-like symptoms will have disappeared, now that 'flu-season' is over. Expect the current list of 'Covid-19 symptoms' to be expanded to include all or some the following: sneezing and coughing a runny or blocked nose itchy, red or watery eyes itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears loss of smell pain around your temples and forehead headache earache feeling tired have a tight feeling in your chest be short of breath wheeze and cough If those sound familiar to anyone at all, that's right, those are symptoms of what is commonly known as 'hay fever;: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hay-fever/ I think this is where the 'second wave' is going to come from...
  9. It wasn't as good though. Looking at IMDB it looks like someone else is going to have a crack at a 'remake', as they have something down with the same name as 'in development'.
  10. Perhaps we could call it the "Argument Clinic'? ?
  11. I doubt there is any functionality available to make this possible, but it would be great if members would just discuss the topic at hand instead of spiralling threads into tiresome arguments and bickering.
  12. This all reminds me somewhat of an episode of "Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)" from 1969. For anyone unfamiliar with this series, Jeff Randall is a private investigator ably assisted by his partner Marty Hopkirk, who happens to be a ghost. It is interesting how in this episode, the 'pretender' Pargiter is cast as the 'villain' of the piece, stealing this document from the Public Records Office in order to prove his rightful claim to be the king of England. Of course, back in 1969 when this was written and aired on TV, a vast majority of the public wouldn't have dared to consider that Queen Elizabeth II was not the rightful head of the Royal Family. This was just "some fiction" of course... But we do live in some interesting times at present. Though it is perhaps not unsurprising that this news has not reached a wider audience. The full episode is available to watch on Youtube:
  13. I agree that having signatures would be a nice touch, but there would have to be limitations. I remember being on a forum once where one member had so much stuff in their signature, it was usually bigger than their post.
  14. I think you've hit a nail on the head there. That will be the 'spin' that will be brought into play. "Haven't our businesses suffered enough uncertainty through the Covid-19 pandemic already?' "We need to keep businesses safe" ... "We need to protect the economy" ... The same words and mantras will continue, while they are embedded in the public consciousness. SAFE PROTECT "The risks of ending the lockdown too soon" will become "The risks of leaving the EU"
  15. Riots are not a consequence of lockdown. However they are a consequence of years of social conditioning, exacerbated lately with the rise of 'identity politics', and coupled with the 'blame culture' where everybody is a victim, especially if you're from a 'minority background'. Many people seem to have forgotten about Rodney King, and the subsequent LA riots in 1992: https://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/524744989/when-la-erupted-in-anger-a-look-back-at-the-rodney-king-riots?t=1591032307712 Prior to that of course in the UK in 1981 we had the 'Brixton Riots' in London: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Brixton_riot More recently in the UK, there were the 2011 riots, sparked by the killing of Mark Duggan by police in Tottenham, which then saw 'copycat' riots and lootings in other UK cities and towns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_England_riots People have a right to be angry, and to protest. But acting like savages, setting fire to buildings and looting shops and homes ISN'T the answer.
  16. @GarethIckeI know you must both be busy with other things, but it would be really great if you and Jaymie could get more involved with the forum. As a bonus, it would also be super if your dad could join in discussions here too ? Functionality-wise, I don't really have any suggestions to offer, but being able to embed Bitchute videos would be good.
  17. And those who have seriously been brainwashed by the relentless media and government propaganda.
  18. 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!"
  19. 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.
  20. 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'.
  21. 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?
  22. See here: and... Perhaps those two topics should be 'stickied' to save all the questions about "where have my posts gone?"
  23. 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.
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