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  1. I'm not in UK but in the Eurozone which is probably just the same, or better, or maybe worse? Who knows? It's all academic really because they're all going to collapse in the not too distant future anyway IMO. I saw someone say that they will fail in sequence depending on their usage, so sterling first, followed by Japanese yen, then euro and finally the 'mighty' dollar. My philosophy is to get rid of money as soon as I get it by exchanging it for tangible goods. First off I buy things I need now, followed by things I'll need going forward, then if there's any left over I buy silver. All fiat currencies have a 'best before' date and eventually collapse, and the current ones are already on life support. Silver and gold have been real money for at least 5,000 years and have seen off all other currencies (and will again going forward). Although the true value of precious metals are currently being manipulated, this will end soon as currencies implode and PM's find their true worth. Currencies only work when they are tied to a tangible asset (usually gold or silver) but once those ties are severed (like Nixon did with gold in 1971) the currency is ultimately doomed. All restraints are removed and governments can essentially print what they like, and like anything else the more there is of something the less actual value it has. So they can do what the like but it doesn't really matter, increase interest rates and the banks will collapse, print more money and inflation becomes hyperinflation. All the QE and QT they try is really only sticking band aids on a corpse. The can that they've been kicking down the road for decades has finally hit a brick wall.
  2. J Just emptied my first planter weighing in at 2kg. Not bad for two supermarket bought potatoes which had gone to seed? Only another 37 planters to go most of which still have some growing to do, but if they're all similar to this one they would yield around 76kg or 167.5 pounds of spuds From the last of the harvest I'll save some and hopefully they'll become next years seed potatoes, along with all the other seeds I'll be gathering from this year. Sorry Klaus but I don't think I'll be needing "ze bugs" just yet?
  3. Well I'd definitely steer clear of the blueberries in that case. I have one bush out of 4 that looks like it will produce about a dozen berries, but nothing else. I tried gooseberries but they were attacked by some insect (name escapes me) that eats all the leaves and just leaves a stem, so I don't bother with them now. The rhubarb plant was very productive but the problem now is that it's sharing it's space with the raspberries and the raspberries are winning that battle, so the rhubarb is losing out. Maybe it will make a comeback when I cut back the raspberry canes when they're finished producing. I already got a crop from the rhubarb earlier this year so my preference now is collecting raspberries. Anyway, keep up the growing. It's a learning curve for us all to figure out what works best and involves it's fair share of victories and defeats.
  4. Sorry I can't help on the blackberry question. I have wild blackberry bushes bordering my field and I know nothing is ever sprayed there so I just pick them when in season? However I too like berries and have a bit of experience of what grows well and what doesn't in the Irish climate? Raspberries grow like crazy here. I planted a few canes a couple of years ago (in the ground not in pots) and they're shooting up all over the place, and right now I'm picking a jar of raspberries every day (and freezing most of them). Blackcurrant bushes grow really well here too. I'm growing Alpine strawberries in a small raised bed and they produce lots of small ( about half the size of a grape) fruit. The one failure I've had is with blueberries. I've tried a number of times in different soil etc. but they just don't seem to be a success. Maybe they need more sunshine than Ireland can provide. Anyway I know it doesn't directly answer your question just thought I'd let you know what works for me in case you're in a similar climate?
  5. First off, I love the "Fuck the NWO" poster. Anyone know where I can get one? Secondly, when I had a rest away from the site for a while I was surprised at how little activity there was on this thread when I returned. It appears that most are more interested in meteor strikes, aliens, magnetic pole shifts etc. and don't appear to think that food is "sexy" enough of a topic? People need to realize that you can't do anything about the above but you can about food? It's obvious that the whole food supply chain is under constant threat and that without food you will die, it's that simple. I suppose it's easier to just sit at a keyboard and talk about abstract possibilities than it is to actually do the real physical stuff. Just don't show up at my door in the future hoping to swop your theories for my bag of potatoes. And just a couple of observations for the few who are interested in the real world, boring stuff. 5 years ago I could see problems coming down the line, and even though I didn't know the specifics of it I started putting some long life food by for a 'rainy day'. Well time flies as they say, and some of that canned food I thought at the time expired in the far distant future I've discovered yesterday is expiring now (or soon)? In other words it's time to start eating (and replacing with new stock!) that initial food reserve, which means I'm going to be eating a lot of tuna over the summer and tinned stew this winter. So if you also prepared for shortages maybe best to check what you have and move the short date stuff to a place where you'll see it and use it? Tip: Get a permanent marker and write the BB year (25 or 27 etc. on the top of the tin/jar so it's easier to spot and organize. I know I talked about this before but pak choi is an amazing vegetable, seeds easy to propagate, grows quickly and in any weather, no maintenance and no digging. Just remove leaves as needed and it will continue producing, and at the end of the season provides tons of seeds for the following year. There's no excuse for anyone not to be growing this as all you need are a few small/medium plant pots and some soil (and maybe some sort of tray underneath to keep it well watered) I boiled it for the first time this week (well simmered for about 7 minutes actually) and it was delicious. And for anyone struggling with the rising cost of food.... I had the boiled pak choi (free) with a 213g tin of wild pacific salmon ( €1.35 in Aldi) which provided over 40g of protein and lots of fibre which equates to 30% the cost of a McDonalds crappy happy meal? Double the protein and 30% of the cost, it's a no brainer really isn't it?
  6. @sock muppet I think you may have misunderstood what I was trying to say? The thread is suggesting there is a big freeze coming in 2024 and asking And I'm asking, if the world is going into deep freeze, why would they give a rats arse about us either way? Why would we even enter into the equation? And furthermore, why would Gates be buying up all the arable land? In other words, there is no connection between lockdowns and jabs, and an imminent deep freeze, and I don't know why people try and tie unrelated potential issues together while ignoring the obvious answers to why they're doing what they're doing, which are.... 1. Gates has publicly stated the world is overpopulated, and then sought to introduce mandatory experimental jabs to virtually the entire world. 2. Food (the ultimate weapon of control) is under attack (meat plants catching fire, animals being culled etc.) while Gates is buying up 250,000 acres of fertile land. 3. The worlds economies are being systematically destroyed in order to "build back better", and lockdowns are a key element to this. My point is we already know why they're doing what they're doing, so why the necessity to seek out tenuous connections to possibilities which may or may not even occur?
  7. The poster's question is...."Is this the reason why they're locking up the human race?" My question is, if this were true why would they bother about locking up the human race? If you were part of the cabal, cult, elites or whoever, wouldn't you be focusing all your energies on building a deep underground city to house you and your elite buddies that was stocked up and self sustaining and designed to last a few hundred years? And why would Gates be buying up half of America's arable land (well a quarter of a million acres anyway)? Does he have a thing for permafrost? To me it doesn't add up (but maybe that's just me?)
  8. Yes @kj35, you have always been one of a small group who offer solutions rather than 'promoting problems'. Regarding the solar.. I have 12 x 330w panels wired in three groups of four, facing south and at an angle of 45 degrees. I haven't got enough south facing roof space for the panels so I built a timber framework to support them at ground level (on the right are the "Tesco" potatoes I planted in grow bags btw) The area is still to be fenced off and graveled, and most of the grow bags will end up in between the rows of solar panels. The control panel components are all Victron Energy (pricey but good) and once set up are basically self regulating, and the details (battery charge status, power being supplied by the panels, power being drawn from the system) are all viewable on the touch screen (visible top right). The batteries (2 x 2.4kw Pylontech) are located a bit away from the controllers for safety. The batteries are expensive (around €1,000 each) but are necessary to have a system independent from the grid. A lot forego the batteries and are instead connected into the grid but what's the point of that? Sure you might save a bit on your bills but if the grid goes down then you have no alternative power? Anyway the companies are only paying out a percentage of what they are charging somebody else for the power you have invested in and generated? I reckon the whole setup including all the components and other items such as timber, cabling etc. set me back around €7,500, however I did basically do everything myself. I am an electrician by trade so I guess that helped, but it's not rocket science either so it's quite feasible to read up, watch videos and gain sufficient knowledge. Regarding the Pak Choi yes I'd definitely recommend it, easy to grow, very productive and produces loads of seeds at the end of the cycle for the following year. I'm also looking into radishes and in particular a variety called 'China Rose'. They grow to 3-4" long and around an inch wide, mainly on the top of the soil. I've grown some already but the slugs got there first, so I intend growing a large quantity in pots. The reasons are: They're quick to grow from seed to maturity (about 3 weeks) They can be boiled and used as a substitute for potatoes as well as in stir fries and salads, and they can be frozen. So they have a lot of potential and we'll have to see how it works out in practice, but wouldn't it be nice to have an alternative crop every 3 weeks while waiting on the potatoes to develop?
  9. Pt. 2 I may not be commenting in the right place (feel free to move it if not) but it is related to self sufficiency and therefore by inference to "food" IMO. I was also absent because of my second project, which involved devoting a lot of my time and energy (and money) to independence from "the Grid" (I'm putting this out there in case anyone from UK/Ireland is curious if it's viable?) For context maybe I should first clarify. I need power for two things (other things such as light and refrigeration are 'extras'). Firstly my water is supplied from a 160ft deep well, for which I need power to both pump and filter the water. Secondly I use a range (a wood burning stove with hot plates, oven etc.) to supply heat, cooking and hot water in wintertime (which is more than half the year in Ireland) and if the power goes when the range is hot with no power for the circulation pump to operate it could be a problem. So I wanted to have electricity independent from the grid as a backup in case of power failures etc. which led me to solar (Greta Thunberg would be pleased ) Anyways I decided to try and come up with an independent backup system and build same, and this is how I got on basically. Short answer, I was surprised. Here in dreary, cloudy Ireland I've found that so far it's performing above my expectations. The water pump/water filtration plus a chest freezer and separate fridge are located in sheds attached to the house. These at present are hard wired and connected full time to the solar system and the battery back up has never fallen below 88% of full capacity. Typically I would also boil kettles throughout the day and grill at lunchtime using solar, and on sunny days put on a clothes wash using solar too without a problem. All battery charging for things such as power tools are also currently being done via solar. I'm also fully aware that these are the "longest days" for daylight and that in wintertime it will be a different story but in wintertime the range will be doing a lot of the work too, and surprisingly (for me anyway) you don't need sunny days for the solar to generate electricity? It will be reduced yes but even the dullest, cloudiest wettest day will still be producing 300w, in overcast bright days up to 1000w and on sunny days 3000w? So bottom line, is solar a viable proposition in Ireland/UK? I would say yes it is, to me anyway. The feeling that I know that I have the ability to survive and function independently of the system is worth the price for me alone. Is it a viable alternative to being connected to the grid? Hmm that's difficult. I suppose if you were to manage your consumption of energy properly, if you also had alternative sources of energy (such as a range?), and if you were to consume energy frugally, I would probably say yes it potentially is, however I would like to experience my first winter with solar first before giving a definitive answer. Please note: I am by no means a "tech head" in this area but if anyone wishes to ask questions regarding my set-up please feel free to do so and will try to answer, Also: I have just received my first electric bill since I began operating this system. I have used about half of the units I typically use in the normal 60 day billing period.
  10. From the admittedly little information I know about him he seems to be genuine. Although a catholic I did see an interview where he was calling out the pope as being part of the NWO? I think that anyone being vilified by their peers (usually unproven and beginning with comments like "sources close to him/her say...") have a fair shout as being a genuine dissenter who doesn't approve of what they're witnessing in horrorwood?
  11. I'm becoming more and more convinced that virtually nobody in the entertainment industry have arrived at their high profile position without agreeing to conform to the agenda at some point in their careers. It is also becoming more difficult to separate the person from the actor and enjoy or appreciate their "entertainment" while knowing full well that they are essentially 'bought and owned' by the establishment.
  12. I live in Ireland in a very rural area with my nearest neighbour being around 100m away. Out back I have a field, and apart from growing some fruit and veg (mainly in raised beds) the rest of it is basically left to nature. I walk the perimeter of that field with my dogs around 30 times a day, typically to a chorus of chirping birds. Bumble bees are reported to be declining but in the last few weeks on each lap of I would typically see around a dozen or so. I had three young wrens in the front garden, two blackbirds nesting in the hedge near the front gate, wood pigeons in the trees, robins, starlings, swallows, pheasants, and even a cuckoo which I've heard but never seen. About ten days ago the road was blocked, the cause of which turned out to be a crane installing 'poles' about 500m away adjacent to a school. I since passed by there and saw what appears to be two poles erected which are 12-14m high each supporting a single "dish", and the street lighting has been 'upgraded' to LED lighting. Yesterday and today I've noticed a difference in my "laps of" the field. I have not seen a single bumble bee, and there has been no sound of chirping birds. The wrens in the front are nowhere to be seen, nor are the blackbirds near the gate, and everything appears to be silent. To me the transition seems to coincide with the erection of those masts. Am I missing something obvious or being paranoid? Or is there a connection? Any suggestions, theories or advice would be appreciated, Thanks
  13. Yes it hit home with me when there was a report on the governor of the northern territories in Australia coming out with some crazy idea of fining anyone $5,000 who wasn't vaccinated by x date and I thought "how many people are in the northern territories and how many police, and how could they even attempt to enforce such a ludicrous idea?" And then I remembered all the "horror videos" of police brutality emanating from Australia and realized that they had to be staged events to create fear and give the impression of control. It occurred to me that Australia wasn't the testing ground for a police state as others have stated, it was actually the testing ground for the effectiveness of staged events at generating fear in a population.
  14. I believe that a large number of the videos of "police beat old lady to the ground" type thing which are doing the rounds are nothing more than psy-ops. I'm not saying they all are, but I reckon most are. Think about it... In my country, if you take all the relevant factors into account, there is roughly 1 police officer per 1,000 citizens on active duty at any given time. This one police officer is responsible for reacting to all the typical situations they encounter on a daily basis, anything from murder to shoplifting to traffic accidents. So, how can one officer do all that and also enforce some crazy draconian 'law' that some insane psychopath in government decides upon? They cannot, because it's physically impossible, so all the government can actually do is give the perception of power. The governments don't have the ability (manpower) to actually enforce anything. The only weapon they essentially have is media (news media, social media) and that ability to induce control by fear. The news media creates fear in the general population (cases are up) but what about those who don't believe their numbers? Well what better way to strike fear into the rest of us than to use the other arm of their weaponry, social media. "You may not believe in the scamdemic narrative, but look, this is what lies in store for you should you decide to venture out. You run the risk of being attacked by four police officers and beaten to the ground. Is it worth the risk?" If four officers are wrestling somebody to the ground for not wearing a face diaper it means that there are 4,000 others who are not being policed at all. Remember that the only weapon they actually have is fear and the only way they can discharge that weapon is through media and social media. Ignore both and they're simply firing blanks. They can make up all the 'rules' they like, but they haven't got the ability to enforce any of it. All they can do is try and get us to police ourselves, and if you choose to ignore that.......they have nothing.
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