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Grumpy Owl

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  1. A couple of years ago now, I read a couple of books by Andrew Johnson (long-time RichPlanet contributer) called "9/11: Finding The Truth" and "9/11: Holding The Truth". While at the time I found both books a bit tedious, what did fascinate me was how he detailed some of the 'inner machinations' of the "truther community", namely how certain factions fought to argue and bicker amongst themselves, with specific theories/ideas being dismissed/ridiculed. David Icke's "The Trigger" pretty much summed up things for me - so many people were arguing/bickering/theorising about 'how' 9/11 was 'done', yet very few people seemed that interested in 'why' it was done, and 'by whom'.
  2. I received a bit of a tip-off from a contact I have (who I'm not prepared to name or share more about), who inadvertently revealed to me that apparently the Conservative party are making preparations to call a General Election for later this year, sometime in October. To be honest, I've had a feeling that this has been on the cards for sometime, and I thought it might have happened around the spring. You can already see the smaller parties such as UKIP, Heritage Party, Reform etc have put themselves on a 'war-footing', and the media are already hard at work 'conditioning' the public into voting for Labour. Which they will do in numbers, at least those who can be bothered to go and vote. There's also been a lot of publicity about the requirement to present photo ID when voting in person. So there you go, something to look forward to, having Sir Keir Starmer as your Prime Minister before the end of this year.
  3. As well as the NHS and the police, Common Purpose are also sucking the life out of the education system. Teachers have been on strike today, and some of the reasons they are giving are more than about what they're being paid. Huge schools strike rally held in city centre as teacher says 'funding for everything has just gone' From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/huge-schools-strike-rally-held-26129986 Rather than being standalone local authority controlled/funded schools, it seems to me that most schools now are either 'academies' or part of a larger 'trust' group. In essence, these trusts are corporate bodies, run like businesses (a la NHS), which receive huge sums of money from the government and local authority in order to fund them. No-one dares ask the question of whether the funding received is being used appropriately or not. Its the same with the NHS, the more money you throw at it, the less goes where it is badly needed (ie doctors, nurses and other 'frontline' staff), it gets siphoned or leeched off into private hands, through contracts or procurement, or paying trust heads and management huge salaries.
  4. The thing is that I would consider myself to be an 'atheist' (or perhaps 'agnostic'?), but I understand the difference between right and wrong. (You don't need to be pious or religious to know what is acceptable or not) There are many 'influencers' now promoting Christianity as the 'solution' to the woes of the world, but in my opinion, this is all part of the 'trap', religion has always been a tool, a part of the 'control mechanism', if you believe in yourself and have your own independent thoughts, then you do not need to 'follow' or worship any kind of deity.
  5. I completely agree, and I'm sick of our media shamelessly 'promoting' these people - and not just these 'grime gangster' types, but any other narcissist 'influencer' on TikTok or Instagram.
  6. They were filming a 'music video'? Think the Sun has over-egged this particular story a bit. But having said that, Albanians have been coming freely to the UK for years, even when we were in the EU and they had little right to do so. Most of the illegals crossing the Channel in the last couple of years have apparently been Albanians, and they are still being 'welcomed' into the country. They soon disappear into the 'black economy', either working 'cash-in-hand' in some low-paid car wash, crammed together into tiny flats, or get recruited into drug trafficking. I have noticed recently in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham where I work, a growing number of what I would call "Eastern European-looking types" milling about, and I can't work out if they are Albanians or Ukrainians (as I don't understand their language), but what is clear to me is that they are very 'brazen' and confidently stride about with 'chips on their shoulders'. I've no problem with anyone coming from anywhere who wants to come to this country and make a good honest living and integrate into our society, but I can't be doing with accepting any old scum who makes no decent contribution.
  7. BUT you only get these discounts IF you have a smart meter. It is just 'incentivising' people to switch to a smart meter. "Carrot and stick". Once you have a smart meter, then you're under their control. I wrote about this last year on my website: The real reason for ‘smart meters’ is becoming ever more apparent https://thegrumpyowl.co.uk/2022/06/27/the-real-reason-for-smart-meters-is-becoming-ever-more-apparent/ The other way of looking at this is that if energy suppliers can 'afford' to give out discounts like this, then perhaps they could afford to reduce their unit prices a bit, you know, make things fair on everybody. I'm with EDF and I signed up for a 3 year fixed rate tariff which runs until September 2024. Technically, they must be making a loss with me as a customer (my DD is £60 a month currently, and they're paying me back £67 a month until March) but there is nothing they can do while I sit tight here in my current property. It is my consideration that these energy price rises are all a massive contrivance with two aims: 1) kill off the smaller suppliers who just resell wholesale energy (ie they don't produce, but took advantage of the 'free market') leaving just the 'big six' to dominate and control the market 2) incentivise consumer take-up of smart meters with the ultimate aim of being able to charge more for energy when it is most 'in-demand' (think Uber "surge-pricing") Once smart meter adoption reaches 'critical mass' - ie a majority of household have one - then the agenda can progress further, and those whose energy usage can't be scrutinised and monitored can be punished with higher unit rates.
  8. I saw this for myself in Birmingham city centre last year. There are numerous apartment blocks being built or under development and they all have certain things in common. While the upper floors consist of 'luxury apartments', with maybe a restaurant at the top for 'the views', the ground levels provide some retail space and/or a gym. The retail space consists of a 'convenience store' - either a 'mini' Tesco/Sainsburys/Morrisons etc, or some Co-Op/Londis/Costcutter/Nisa - and maybe a couple of cafes or takeaways such as Subway/Costa etc. It's almost like these blocks are being provided so that their residents have (much) of what they need, right on their doorstep. The 'essentials' if you like. Of course, the people who will live in these high-rise blocks will be those who have already been conditioned into using Just Eat, Deliveroo, Amazon etc to get stuff delivered to them, while the 'big name' stores selling the 'luxury' stuff are just a short walk or bike ride away. There's not much in the way of parking spaces being provided for these developments, because the 'assumption' being made is that the residents won't 'need' a private car - if they need to travel further afield, then the 'assumption' is that they will travel by bus or train, or hire an 'Uber' (taxi). People are 'outraged' that this 15-Minute City concept is being proposed for Oxford, when it is already happening in cities like Birmingham, and so far no-one has raised an eyebrow.
  9. "Network of highly ambitious local government leaders for cleaner, more powerful communities" All the hallmarks of Common Purpose:
  10. "Smart Meters" would be controlled via mobile network (I don't have one either), hence the recent furore about energy suppliers changing customers onto pre-payment terms without their consent, those who have smart meters anyway. Otherwise a physical change of meter would be required, which would require a warrant in order to enter the property. (I'm now starting to wonder why some of my neighbours have had their gas meters relocated to a box outside the property as part of 'gas mains pipe upgrades' in my area.) It is possible to send control signals via the mains electricity network - my previous property had Economy7 and a dual-phase meter, I raised a concern with my then-electricity supplier as the clock on the meter display was several hours out, and I was assured that wasn't important as a signal was sent through the mains to let the meter know when to switch between the day and night settings. The water meters are different, I have one installed in my flat, it's not a 'smart' meter as such in that it doesn't connect to the internet or wi-fi, but it does periodically transmit a short range radio signal, which means that the meter reader can pick up the signal using a handheld receiver without physically entering your property.
  11. When I regularly used to go shopping in Birmingham or Solihull, I used to get fed up with being harrassed by people 'collecting for charity'. When I shop online at eBay or where I use Paypal, there's usually some option to 'add a donation' to some 'randomly selected' charity. It's even reached the point where I go somewhere like B&M or Wilko, when I go to pay at the checkout, the card machine asks if I'd like to make a donation to some charity. Fuck off! If I want to donate to some charity, I would find a good local well-meaning charity and give a donation to them directly. Given the current 'cost of living crisis', it is disgraceful that big retailers are trying to encourage their shoppers to spend more than they already want to by making an additional 'donation to charity'.
  12. But they died "from/with Covid" so that's all anyone needed to know.
  13. It is the smaller charities that end up losing out it would seem. Fuck the 'big corporate' charities like Cancer Research, this is just Amazon further pushing online retail to kill off the high streets, where even charity shops are selling on Amazon. Amazon may let charities 'keep all of the profits' but this again gives such 'big corporate' charities an advantage over other third-party marketplace sellers. Amazon want it all, they just want people to buy from them.
  14. And yes, its continued since the Covid Pandemic with the "Cost Of Living Crisis", which was caused/engineered by Government's own policies, yet it is the Government "coming to the rescue" with handouts, rebates, and the 'energy price guarantee'. The media constantly push the narrative of "due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine" as being the cause of our woes, but the truth is that it is all down to governments imposing sanctions on Russia that has caused this mess.
  15. Wasn't this the plan all along though? To make people and business reliant on the state for 'handouts'? Ie "universal basic income", which you earn from either being a 'good citizen' (see China's social credit system) or being a company that promotes "the message".
  16. I don't think Andrew Bridgen MP is the 'hero' some people are making him out to be.
  17. Global catastrophes are linked to the cycles of the Sun. It is true that the 'next one' could happen in our lifetime, but it is impossible to predict the exact year or even exact date it will occur. Good place to start on this is here: https://www.youtube.com/@Suspicious0bservers/playlists
  18. Yes, 'climate change' is the narrative being pushed, but 'dramatise' is a bit kind, I think you mean 'over-exaggerate' it. See my thread here for examples:
  19. Interesting. Then a year later in 2022, after Russia began attacking Ukraine, the 'Homes For Ukraine' scheme saw many Ukrainians being 'legally trafficked' into the UK.
  20. It doesn't matter really, its meaningless. The USA can just keep 'borrowing' money because... From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-64341875 It's all just fictional money that doesn't exist on paper. One does have to wonder who is 'buying this debt' from the USA and why?
  21. I'm pretty sure that if anyone digs deep enough, all these 'charities', 'foundations' and 'trusts' may be set up with good intentions by these so-called 'philanthropists', but they are ultimately just vehicles for money laundering, pushing the 'agenda', and disguising other inhuman or criminal activities.
  22. I'm noticing a pattern now which concerns me, and is why I don't watch so many of his videos now. While there's a lot of stuff he puts out which I don't fundamentally disagree with, it bothers me that since his "personal journey over the last year", he's started doing a bit of preaching and quoting Bible passages. I'm sure the likes of @alexa lap this all up But fundamentally, religion itself (not just Christianity by the way) is all part of the 'control system', and a means of 'divide and conquer', something that Hugo has railed against in the past. Now before Hugo Talks rose to some prominence, I did use to follow Dave Cullen (Computing Forever) on YouTube, who I believe started out making videos about computing and tech stuff, before embracing political commentary. Like Hugo, Dave made some interesting videos with some good talking points, but then at some point, he also 'discovered his faith', made some 'controversial' videos which were removed from YouTube, and then subsequently found his YouTube channel deleted, before retreating to the alternative video-sharing sites. (Dave does still have his 'other' channel on YouTube, "The Dave Cullen Show", which went quiet for a while, but recently he has started posting videos again, mostly whining about Star Trek and Marvel movies and how 'woke' they are, but stays clear of 'controversial' topics) Someone else I've been following on YouTube is David Kurten, Heritage Party leader and former UKIP London Assembly member. I've always liked the fella and what he has to say, but again of late, I'm being put off because of his promotion and pushing of Christianity. There may be other examples that I'm not aware of because I don't follow them, but has anyone else noticed other YouTube/social media 'influencers' pushing or preaching about Christianity or any other religion for that matter? Here's a prediction: give it a few more weeks or couple of months, and Hugo Talks will claim he has been 'banned' by YouTube.
  23. I find this kind of stuff fascinating. There is one obelisk near me, which I have been intending to go and have another look at for some time. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Lickey+Monument/@52.3753885,-2.0126868,557m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4870951a943e777b:0x8a108ed3f762ca38!8m2!3d52.374642!4d-2.0130385 It's located off Monument Lane in Lickey, up in the Lickey Hills near Cofton Hackett, south-west of Birmingham.
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