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The more this sort of stuff goes on the more it makes it obvious the media and big corporations work in cahoots with each other.  Create a panic so people buy more than they need and the company's can bump their prices up.  Fuel, energy prices and now food....  It's win win for them as long as the stupid sheeple keep falling for their bollocks.  Which they do, they never learn.

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31 minutes ago, Incontinentia_Buttux said:

The more this sort of stuff goes on the more it makes it obvious the media and big corporations work in cahoots with each other.  Create a panic so people buy more than they need and the company's can bump their prices up.  Fuel, energy prices and now food....  It's win win for them as long as the stupid sheeple keep falling for their bollocks.  Which they do, they never learn.

Still, there was a lot of panic buying earlier. Luckily my can of cheap cider was there. No bread, no toilet paper (again), no stereotypical queues.

 

I don't give a flying you know what but it's not nice to see. I take the media with a pinch of salt

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On 10/8/2021 at 5:28 AM, Incontinentia_Buttux said:

Why on earth people panic buy toilet paper is beyond me.  It is not an essential item, ever. Has nobody heard of washing their arse with water in this day and age?!?  Snowflake mentality strikes again.

 

Can we please stop watching the fake news? a snowball effect created by a false reality, or a manufactured one. Headlines go: "there is a shortage of fuel" - even if there isn't, or even if it's done on purpose to create a reaction, and people themselves will create the actual shortage by buying as much as possible - as it's happening. Tomorrow the headlines will say: "Everyone must stick the finger up their arse in order to be able to withdraw money from the bank" and people will do it without question. Please.

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You'll notice that these queues of shoppers are only ever outside 'big name' supermarkets. 🤔

 

It's just behavioural manipulation through social engineering via the media.

 

Peoples' perceptions are being altered by what they see on the TV, in newspapers and on social media. Create a perception of 'shortages', and people will believe it, and the first reaction is to rush to the local Tesco, Sainsburys or Morrisons etc, and fill up a trolley with more than they would usually buy.

 

I've been out and about shopping this weekend, in Solihull town centre yesterday I did not observe any queues to enter shops, or shoppers walking around with huge bags of shopping. It just looked like a 'normal' Saturday afternoon, how things used to be 'before Covid'.

 

My local independent supermarkets and convenience stores appear to be well stocked. But then again, these are mainly family owned and run, so don't really employ any staff.

 

The problem with the 'big retailers' is that they do have to employ staff. If they have staff shortages, due to 'pingdemic' or sickness, it is possible they may not have enough staff to go around replensihing the shelves, as the priority would be to have staff on the checkouts.

 

If the shelves can't be replenished fast enough, then of course some shelves will 'look empty'. Its exactly what happened with 'toilet rolls' last year. Think about it, those big 12 or 24 packs of toilet roll take up a lot of shelf space. If there's normally only 12 packs on display, then it only needs 12 shoppers to empty that shelf. Then if a couple of staff haven't turned up to work that day, it will take longer for someone to get more from 'out the back'.

 

Someone takes a photo of the empty shelf, and shares it on social media - "OMG Tesco out of loo roll!!" - and it then spirals from there. Meanwhile, there are probably two or three pallets of toilet rolls 'out the back'. Staff member finally gets round to wheeling this onto the shopfloor, and thats when people start fighting each other.

 

I never had any problem buying toilet rolls last year, my local shops always had them in stock.

 

And its the same thing with the recent 'fuel crisis' - it was repeatedly stated that there was no actual shortage of petrol or diesel, yet people somehow gained this 'perception' that they needed to drive to any filling station and fill their tank up to the brim, regardless of the cost or how long they had to queue.

 

I don't believe there are any real 'shortages', but the media are manipulating the general public into going on 'spending sprees' at their local 'big name' supermarkets, thus giving them a nice little profit boost.

 

Any 'actual shortages' will be created by the public 'panic-buying' more than they actually need.

 

 

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On 10/8/2021 at 5:28 AM, Incontinentia_Buttux said:

Why on earth people panic buy toilet paper is beyond me.  It is not an essential item, ever. Has nobody heard of washing their arse with water in this day and age?!?  Snowflake mentality strikes again.

 

I stocked up on toilet paper a few months back. I cant find the post but @EnigmaticWorld pointed out that toilet roll would have proven quite an essential survival product in the volga famine. 

 

I also stocked up on fire wood and food and soap.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Anti Facts Sir said:

No toilet rolls in our local Waitrose, and both petrol stations closed. Ah the joys of being in a posh neighbourhood.

Got 60 rolls here my good man. 

 

Now they usually retail at 18.99 you can have them for £15.00. Thats 60 toilet rolls now i cant say fairer than that can I?20211010_211246.jpg.f3d596b5952ba7e31645b9dede467211.jpg

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On 10/8/2021 at 8:28 AM, Incontinentia_Buttux said:

Why on earth people panic buy toilet paper is beyond me.  It is not an essential item, ever. Has nobody heard of washing their arse with water in this day and age?!?  Snowflake mentality strikes again.

 

 

In the far east and Arab world they have little hand showers which are connected to the water supply and these fire water at your behind.


It is far more hygienic that moving things around with bog roll. It never really gets the job done.

 

I don't know why we haven't moved on to hand showers by now to be honest.

 

Much better for the environment too.

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Fluke said:

I stocked up on toilet paper a few months back. I cant find the post but @EnigmaticWorld pointed out that toilet roll would have proven quite an essential survival product in the volga famine. 

 

I also stocked up on fire wood and food and soap.

 

 

 

It was in Bosnia.

 

On 2/20/2021 at 10:17 AM, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

No likes, but I hear you.

 

In a total shit hits the fan scenario (no pun intended) toilet roll is pretty valuable, but those panic buying morons surely didn't think we're that close to a total collapse.

 

One Year In Hell…Surviving a Full SHTF Collapse in Bosnia
https://www.silverdoctors.com/gold/gold-news/one-year-in-hellsurviving-a-full-shtf-collapse-in-bosnia/

 

'Many people died from insufficient hygiene. You’ll need simple items in great amounts. For example, garbage bags. Lots of them. And toilet papers. Non-reusable dishes and cups: You’ll need lots of them. I know that because we didn’t have any at all.'

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7 hours ago, Truthspoon said:

 

In the far east and Arab world they have little hand showers which are connected to the water supply and these fire water at your behind.


It is far more hygienic that moving things around with bog roll. It never really gets the job done.

 

I don't know why we haven't moved on to hand showers by now to be honest.

 

Much better for the environment too.

 

 

 

 

 

I install loads of them for the asians round here, its an islam thing but i have to agree they are a really good idea so much so i installed one as home. like you say cleaner and less wasteful then toilet paper

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18 hours ago, Fluke said:

I stocked up on toilet paper a few months back. I cant find the post but @EnigmaticWorld pointed out that toilet roll would have proven quite an essential survival product in the volga famine. 

 

I also stocked up on fire wood and food and soap.

 

 

I've had a conveyor belt system of cans and non perishable food items for some years - not that it won't all be stolen if ever a Mad Max scenario unfolds a bit too quickly.

 

Around a year ago I purchased a dozen large power banks for when the inevitable power outages happen. I thought they'd hit us with them last winter but I'm expecting them this year without much doubt. 

 

My main means of communication is the internet and I do that on my mobile. Hypocritical, I know, but it's either use the internet this way or rely on two Macs which are getting on in age. Of course, a mobile is mobile. I do not have to be in the house to find out what's happening or to report what's happening. I am quite sure that when the shit officially hits the fan (banks fail) it will happen instantly and worldwide.

 

Having said that, the internet will also probably go down simultaneously - and telecommunications - which renders all mobile phones worthless.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Shake said:

When I lived in the far East, toilet roll wasn't supplied. 

 

Far more hygiene efficient than toilet roll. 

I once had to take a dump between Izmir airport and a resort 100 miles away. I ended up going in a tiny shanty village. A bucket of water and a hand is much better than Andrex.

 

I'll dig a few holes in the garden and use melted snow or rain water if need be.

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6 minutes ago, Saved said:

I once had to take a dump between Izmir airport and a resort 100 miles away. I ended up going in a tiny shanty village. A bucket of water and a hand is much better than Andrex.

 

I'll dig a few holes in the garden and use melted snow or rain water if need be.

 

Most westerners are not ready for that level of commitment........ but the over reliance on toilet paper and how it has become the number one priority in most people's lives is ridiculous. 

 

This conversation reminds me of this:

 

 

 

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On 10/11/2021 at 3:02 AM, Truthspoon said:

 

In the far east and Arab world they have little hand showers which are connected to the water supply and these fire water at your behind.


It is far more hygienic that moving things around with bog roll. It never really gets the job done.

 

I don't know why we haven't moved on to hand showers by now to be honest.

 

Much better for the environment too.

 

 

 

 

 

I use a thing called a "travel bidet" it's basically a squeezey bottle that sprays water up to clean you.  I only ever use toilet roll to dry myself afterward.  I feel so much cleaner this way, I can't stand wiping with toilet roll and don't understand why people even took up the practice in the first place when theirs usually a supply of water nearby!!!!

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