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  1. 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'.

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  2. 1 hour ago, numnuts said:

    This is just so sick, especially sick, when considering how much some charities are suffering already. Who knows better, about how much the scheme is helping, Amazon or the charities themselves?!





    'AmazonSmile closes: Charities say they will suffer.'


    'The firm said the scheme had not had the impact it had wanted it to.'


    It is the smaller charities that end up losing out it would seem.



    It (Amazon) also says it has launched a new section of its website where charitable organisations can open their own storefronts and keep all of the profits on sales.

    Large charities such as Cancer Research UK, which raised £1.4m through AmazonSmile donations, told the BBC it was "looking forward" to working with Amazon on its upcoming store.

    But Becky Rowson, corporate partnerships manager at Crohn's and Colitis UK, which helps people living with inflammatory bowel disease, said the charity simply was not able to open a store on Amazon.

    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.


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  3. On 1/26/2023 at 8:39 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

    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".


    On 1/26/2023 at 10:11 PM, Observations said:

    Yes. It's infuriating watching them set the traps. Make it so that people can only survive with credits, vouchers, benefits, then criticise them and demoralise them. It's so sneaky how they pretend it wasn't their aim. Also the areas of work that are suffering due to this sabotage; they blame the people, saying they don't want to work anymore. 


    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.

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  4. On 1/23/2023 at 4:59 PM, Observations said:


    " MPs said the huge government support provided during the Covid pandemic 'changed the psyche' of the country and made people think they can 'get something for nothing'. "



    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".

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  5. On 1/15/2023 at 7:45 PM, Fluke said:

    To be fair the media and the UK in general have always had an obsession with the weather. They always dramatise it however we know there are agendas at play with "climate change".


    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:


  6. 10 hours ago, Velma said:

    The charity said her support helped it to directly assist 260 Ukrainian women, children and elderly men in 2021, all of whom were said to have been at high risk of being trafficked.

    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.

  7. On 1/20/2023 at 1:01 PM, Campion said:

    @sickofallthebollocks  I wonder what does a debt ceiling mean, have they reached a limit and can't borrow any more?  I guess we're not far behind in England. Thank goodness that reality is beginning to dawn on us. I know, why don't we have a sovereign wealth fund and gold reserves like sensible countries do, instead of maxing out on debt? 


    It doesn't matter really, its meaningless. The USA can just keep 'borrowing' money because...



    First, a bit of context. The US government is in the enviable position of being able to issue new debt pretty much whenever it wants. American Treasury securities have been viewed as one of the safest, most stable investments in the modern world. In times of economic turbulence, US debt is a harbour in the storm.

    If the US issues new government debt in the form of Treasury bonds, bills, notes and securities, there will be investors, both in the US and abroad, who are interested buyers.

    While the current figures for the US debt - $31tn (£25tn) and growing - are astounding in both numerical and comparative terms, they do not represent an impending crisis.

    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?




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    Dame Ann is now a philanthropist with charity interests around the world.

    She set up the Gloag Foundation to support projects that "prevent or relieve poverty and encourage the advancement of education, health and religion in the UK and overseas".

    The foundation supports charities including Freedom from Fistula, a charity founded by Dame Ann, which supports women and children in Sierra Leone, Malawi and Madagascar.


    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.



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  9. 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.

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  10. On 1/6/2023 at 2:33 PM, Grumpy Grapes said:

    The male Belinus Line flows with the female Elin line. In Britain they first meet at CULVER CLIFF in the Isle of Wight, according to the author GARY BILTCLIFFE ("The Spine of Albion"), whom David interviews.


    They both agreed that obelisks diminish the female energies.

    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.




    It's located off Monument Lane in Lickey, up in the Lickey Hills near Cofton Hackett, south-west of Birmingham.

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  11. 22 minutes ago, sock muppet said:

    Well which is it, truth or fiction?

    I don't know, can you tell me?


    22 minutes ago, sock muppet said:

    There is only one question you should by now have realised through out this epic insanity, and that is, are you ready to live on your knees, or as i have stated repeatedly, die on your feet, have you even considered this yet


    My intention is to die having lived a life which I have enjoyed to the maximum, not beholden to the fearmongering of the mainstream media, nor the alternative media for that matter.


    I politely reject your binary choice that you present.

  12. 16 hours ago, Michi713 said:

    Some say the coronavirus hoopla of 2020 was timed to coincide with the grand solar minimum.  Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security recently submitted their new strategy for the next big thing scheduled for 2025.  Yes, it is possible that it may occur before or after the year 2025, but given the correlation of health problems with solar disturbances it would make sense to schedule the next one during grand solar maximum.  

    (Is it just a rumor that the occult elite are sun worshippers?  Dunno.  Haven't looked into it yet.) 

    If solar cycles are new to you:


    "The sun is an active star with an 11-year periodic variation known as a solar activity cycle. During this period, the sun undergoes changes characterized by variations in its output of electromagnetic radiation and charged particles due to the different degrees of activity. Each cycle is divided into three phases: the rise phase, with an increasing range of active phenomena; the maximum phase as the phenomena peak; and the decline phase as they gradually decay to the quiet sun levels."

    According to Ben Davidson of SpaceWeatherNews / Suspicious0bservers, we are currently in sunspot maximum for this current solar cycle. I believe this is different to 'grand solar minimum' that others speculate about, and while he believes this will happen, it is still some way off and definitely isn't happening during this current cycle.


    You're right that the solar cycle takes 11 years, but this can vary. As well as health effects, it also influences the climate and weather on our planet. Take a look at the current 'very cold weather' in the UK we had in December and are about to have again in January. The last time this happened was in December 2010, which was of course 12 years ago, but the solar cycle can vary slightly in length. Same can be said for heatwaves and 'record heat'.


    With regards to 'pandemics' it is surely also no coincidence that the 'last' pandemic which was related to 'swine flu' occured in 2009, pretty much 11 years prior to the 'Covid' pandemic in 2020.


    So if you look at the bigger picture and factor in the solar cycle activity, the 'next' pandemic should occur in around 2031-2032. Unless the sun does a 'micro-nova' and wipes us all out first!

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  13. John O'Looney. 😛


    Come on, that name alone should be enough to set off alarm bells in the mind of any good critical thinker!


    Didn't he start out as the funeral director who questioned why the number of burials didn't rise dramatically during the pandemic? He then subsequently started appearing on a number of podcasts?


    Now he's making claims that he met with an MP at Chatham House and all this stuff was 'revealed' to him?


    On 12/17/2022 at 8:26 AM, Deano7879 said:

    His group chat on telegram is pathetic. Got banned for telling them to stop posting fake information. The moderators are nazis


    I don't bother with Telegram, but what you describe has all the hallmarks of a 'controlled opposition' to me.


    As I have repeatedly said before, while there are vast amounts of misinfo/disinfo being pushed and promoted by the 'mainstream media', I do believe there is equally a lot of misinfo/disinfo being circulated amongst the 'alternative' circles.




  14. More sensationalist bullshit from the Daily Mail:


    After the floods, here comes the 'Nightmare from the North'... A six-day shiver that will bring snow to the south and temperatures as low as -15C in some areas


    Nights as low as -15C will make some areas of Britain even colder than Antarctic research bases. Daytime highs will hit just 1C in the North.


    England can expect -8C nights, with the -15C forecast in the Scottish Highlands from tomorrow night colder than the Antarctic’s Belgrano II research base. At 800 miles from the Pole, it is the closest coastal station to the globe’s southernmost point and its 19 scientists will see -12C lows.

    From: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11636499/A-six-day-shiver-bring-snow-south-temperatures-low-15C-areas.html


    While it is the middle of winter up here in the UK, it is of course also the height of summer on Antarctica. This particular research base is located near the coast, where it is typically much warmer. Further inland, it might currently be 'sunny' but temperatures are still around -30C, so hardly a 'fair comparison', just like the story I linked earlier in this thread which claimed Britain was 'hotter than the Sahara', which was only borderline true.


    And while both the Sahara Desert and the continent of Antarctica are massive areas of land compared to the size of the UK, despite the small size of our islands, the weather varies a great deal here.


    If you want to know what the weather is going to be like where you are, then look at a weather forecast website for your local area.


    Don't go by what the national media report, and even your 'local' news websites just regurgitate the same rubbish.

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  15. 6 hours ago, Mikhail Liebestein said:

    Winter is Coming, all hail the King of the North:




    If there is still flooding too, could this literally create Ice Cubes/Glaciers?


    There's a hell of a lot of BS in these weather-related 'news' articles. For starters, "nightmare from the north", wonder how long it took someone to think that one up!


    Then there's the BS about the UK being 'colder than the Antarctic'. 🤪



    England can expect -8C nights, with the -15C forecast in the Scottish Highlands from tomorrow night colder than the Antarctic’s Belgrano II research base. At 800 miles from the Pole, it is the closest coastal station to the globe’s southernmost point and its 19 scientists will see -12C lows.

    So it's going to be -15C at night in some remote northern part of Britain, during the middle of winter.


    This Antarctic research base is on the coast of Antarctica, where it is typically warmer than the rest of the continent, and of course it is now the middle of summer down there.


    Sensationalist fear-mongering is all it is.

  16. 4 hours ago, Diesel said:

    OK I accept that, then I am to assume you place the sun in a place next to the earth but indistinguishable due to scale?


    Basically yes. Polaris is millions of miles away, but due to scale and perspective, it always appears in the sky in the same place. It's the "Small Or Far Away" principle as demonstrated here:


    Our closest star, the Sun, is itself orbiting around the centre of our galaxy, exactly the same as every other star we can see in the night sky. Therefore it should be no surprise that our night skies look pretty much the same as they have been observed for the last few hundreds of years.



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  17. Golden Retriever finds sex toy on walk and refuses to let it go

    Ahsoka did not want to let go of the sex toy



    A dog walker was left in fits of laughter after his pooch went to find a stick and instead came back with a sex toy. Ahsoka, a Golden Retriever, proudly brought the penis-shaped toy to her owner Manuel Barcia.

    He was walking the 15-month-old dog on January 12 when she found the unusual item. Manuel said he burst into fits of laughter before realising he would have to somehow get it out of Ahsoka's mouth.

    The 50-year-old university proffessor from Leeds said: "She's always carrying a stick, or something similar. Being a retriever she always brings sticks back, or rocks.

    "She went off and found it in the long grass. When she came back, I couldn't believe it."

    From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/golden-retriever-finds-sex-toy-25978133


    Brings new meaning to the phrase "to give a dog a bone" 😆



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  18. On 1/5/2023 at 7:47 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

    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.


    One of my favourite dialogues from the classic movie "The Lost Boys" 🦇


     Now, on Wednesdays when the mailman brings the TV Guide 
    sometimes the address label is curled up just a little. 
    You'll be tempted to tear it off. Don't. You'll  only wind 
    up rippin' the cover and I don't like that. And stay outta 
    Wait, you have a TV?
    No. I just like to read the TV Guide. Read the TV Guide, 
    you don't need a TV. 

    Pretty much sums up how I think about this 'book' and how much coverage it is getting in the media.


    And actually, it says a whole lot about the state of the news media nowadays, considering this film came out in 1987.



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