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21 minutes ago, Grumpy Owl said:

I never thought I'd see the day when this was a 'headline':

 

West Brom women change shorts colour to navy because of period concerns

West Brom women in a team huddle

From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63080111

 

 

 

Because there's no need for such personal details to be constantly flung out in the open. It doesn't offend me - I'm a woman and have lived it. Nor am I prudish. I just think it's distasteful and unnecessary to force anyone who encounters such an article to have to contemplate the gory details. Why is an explanation for the change required, and of they felt it was, why not just say navy's a more practical colour.

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1 minute ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

 

Because there's no need for such personal details to be constantly flung out in the open. It doesn't offend me - I'm a woman and have lived it. Nor am I prudish. I just think ot's distasteful and unnecessary to force anyone who encounters such an article to have to contemplate the gory details. Why is an explanation for the change required, and of they felt it was, why not just say navy's a more practical colour.


i'm just curious as to for how long the West Brom Ladies kit has had white shorts and why this has only become a problem at this time.

 

I'm also curious to see if the mens kit gets changed to navy shorts too. Because after all, apparently its not just women who get periods.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Grumpy Owl said:


i'm just curious as to for how long the West Brom Ladies kit has had white shorts and why this has only become a problem at this time.

 

I'm also curious to see if the mens kit gets changed to navy shorts too. Because after all, apparently its not just women who get periods.

 

 

 

A good point.

 

And a (deliberately) ridiculous yet pertinent point you make Grumpy Owl.

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On 9/30/2022 at 7:06 PM, Grumpy Owl said:


i'm just curious as to for how long the West Brom Ladies kit has had white shorts and why this has only become a problem at this time.

 

I'm also curious to see if the mens kit gets changed to navy shorts too. Because after all, apparently its not just women who get periods.

 

 

What about the England national team? The women wore an all-white strip throughout Euro 2022. Traditonally, England's home kit has navy shorts so a switch to that would be correct (historically) as well as less of a worry to those who might feel anxious.

 

West Brom's kit (men's) changes so often I've no idea what their traditional colours are anymore. One year the shirts looked like barcodes.

 

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At least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem this year amid a massive increase in Israeli military raids, according to figures compiled by the BBC.

 

The number was reached as an 18-year-old man was shot dead in East Jerusalem on Saturday. It means this year is now on course to become the deadliest for Palestinians in the West Bank since 2015.

 

The vast majority were shot dead by Israeli security forces and several by armed Israeli civilians.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-63073541

 

The IOF have a new strategy for terrorizing Palestinians during their daily raids in the West Bank; they are scaring young children to death!

 

A seven year old boy died in hospital from injuries sustained when he fell from a great height, while being chased by Israeli soldiers.

 

Rayan Suliman, also aged seven years, died of fright when he escaped from his house during a raid, but ran into a soldier outside.

 

His heart stopped beating from fear.

 

Soldiers have been raiding homes looking specifically for small children, accusing them of throwing stones, at armed men.

 

This is yet another brutal terror tactic, aside from shooting young men daily, to intimidate and demoralize the population, in order to make them leave.

 

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13 hours ago, Velma said:

This is yet another brutal terror tactic, aside from shooting young men daily, to intimidate and demoralize the population, in order to make them leave.

 

and at the same time, isn't the Israeli economy dependent on Palestinians for cheap unskilled labour? Many do manual work such as farm labouring which the Israelis don't want to do. Looks to me like they've got a problem both ways: whether they succeed or fail at driving the Palestinians away. 

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On 9/30/2022 at 7:02 PM, Tinfoil Hat said:

 

Because there's no need for such personal details to be constantly flung out in the open. It doesn't offend me - I'm a woman and have lived it. Nor am I prudish. I just think it's distasteful and unnecessary to force anyone who encounters such an article to have to contemplate the gory details. Why is an explanation for the change required, and of they felt it was, why not just say navy's a more practical colour.

Better yet, choose brown to cover all bases...like Coventry did in the 70s...

 

 

 

brown-kit.jpg

 

4-0 down at half time and shitting yerself? No worries with this kit!

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2 hours ago, Anti Facts Sir said:

Better yet, choose brown to cover all bases...like Coventry did in the 70s...

 

 

 

brown-kit.jpg

 

4-0 down at half time and shitting yerself? No worries with this kit!

 

I'm just pleasantly surprised nobody's mincing about in rainbow coloured ones yet.

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2 hours ago, Nemuri Kyoshiro said:

Someone dumped shit over a 'statue' of Captain Tom, Britain's covid superhero. Not much of a statue though, more like a cardboard cut-out.

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/manchester-woman-due-court-accused-25172681

 

Someone posted about it yesterday. When someone does something as unneccessarily nasty as that, I tend to think it's more likely a nutter than someone making a political statement (beyond it being an expression of anger at society generally). I'm thinking the worst Tom could be suspected of is having been fooled. Could be wrong though, naturally, on both assumptions. It seems a pointless thing to get yourself arrested for.

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RT wins court case against Google

Moscow’s arbitration court has ordered the US tech giant to restore access to blocked YouTube channels
 

RT wins court case against Google

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Google has been ordered by Moscow’s arbitration court to restore RT’s YouTube channels, which were blocked by the tech giant following the launch of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.
 

The decision was announced on Tuesday as the court found in favor of ANO TV-Novosti, RT’s founding company, against Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited and the Russian Google division. They have been ordered to restore access to some 27 blocked channels.
 

If they fail to do so, a court penalty of 100,000 rubles per day ($1,694) will be imposed on Google until access to all of the channels is restored. Every week, the amount of the daily penalty will double.

Google now has 30 days to appeal the court’s verdict.
 

The lawsuit against Google was filed back in May when the court, at RT’s request, took interim measures to “make sure it is possible to enforce the judicial act” against the company and seized all financial assets and movable and immovable property of the tech giant’s Russian division to the value of 500 million rubles ($8.4 million).

Similar amounts have also been seized from the company in two other pending lawsuits filed by Russian television companies NTV and the GPM Entertainment Television, which have also had their content blocked on YouTube. 

 
 

YouTube administrators restricted access to all RT and RTD channels in early March, shortly after Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine. 
 

According to a March report from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media watchdog, there have been some 54 cases of YouTube restricting content belonging to Russian channels.
 

Following the launch of Russia’s military offensive against Ukraine, Western governments and private tech companies began a censorship campaign against Russian media they deem to be ‘state-controlled’. The European Union completely banned RT and Sputnik from its airwaves. RT America was forced to cease operations amid US sanctions on Moscow, while Google removed RT’s and Sputnik’s apps from its Play Store, and YouTube blocked access to all of the broadcasters’ channels. 


https://www.rt.com/news/564065-rt-wins-google-lawsuit/ 
 

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3 hours ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

 

Someone posted about it yesterday. When someone does something as unneccessarily nasty as that, I tend to think it's more likely a nutter than someone making a political statement (beyond it being an expression of anger at society generally). I'm thinking the worst Tom could be suspected of is having been fooled. Could be wrong though, naturally, on both assumptions. It seems a pointless thing to get yourself arrested for.

 

Apparently, it's some eco-warrior from Manchester. I have no idea what point she was trying to make. Poor old Tom. His family cash in on his fame and then someone chucks shit over his effigy.

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-eco-warrior-dubbed-environmentalist-25177158

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On 10/4/2022 at 4:45 PM, Tinfoil Hat said:

I'm thinking the worst Tom could be suspected of is having been fooled. Could be wrong though, naturally, on both assumptions. It seems a pointless thing to get yourself arrested for.

 

I think its possible that Captain Tom himself was completely innocent, and he did what he did because he believed it  was the "right thing to do".

 

Unfortunately I think his name and reputation may have been sullied by the actions of his family looking to financially benefit from his noble actions.

 

I wrote about this here earlier this year:

The “Charitable Foundation” scam – how to siphon off public money into private hands

From: https://thegrumpyowl.co.uk/2022/02/20/the-charitable-foundation-scam-how-to-siphon-off-public-money-into-private-hands/

 

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I do not intend this article to be any kind of slur against Captain Sir Tom Moore himself, I do not believe he was any ‘willing accomplice’ in all of this, and I think he may have originally set out to do what he did all in good faith. May he rest in peace, and shame on his family for exploiting him and his memory for personal financial gain, if that truly turns out to be the case here.

 

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Russia Today - red pilling.......but why ?

 

Secret societies: Harmless members-only clubs or dire threats to democracy?

A curious feature of our modern times is the number of secret societies operating in our midst, setting the global agenda behind closed doors

 
Secret societies: Harmless members-only clubs or dire threats to democracy?
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“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.”

-        John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961
 

Long before the fiction writer Dan Brown arrived on the literary scene with his stories of esoterica, people have been intrigued with the idea of secret societies working in the shadows, carrying out evil plots against them. On this score, it would be hard to beat the Freemasons.
 

Here is a group of characters that has piqued the imaginations of men throughout the centuries. Back in 1798, John Robison, a professor of Natural Philosophy, and Secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, published a book that made a big splash throughout Europe. The publication carried the lengthy title, ‘Proofs of a Conspiracy against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies.’ Had John Robison attempted to publish such a book in our day, he would have been quickly written off as a conspiracy theorist nut job along the lines of Alex Jones. But in 1798, the book was taken quite seriously.

Robison, himself a Mason, attempted to prove that not only the French Revolution, but many other historic events of the day were the result of this secret fraternity’s machinations.


“I have seen this Association exerting itself zealously and systematically, till it has become almost irresistible: And I have seen that the most active leaders in the French Revolution were members of this Association, and conducted their first movements according to its principles, and by means of its instructions and assistance, the formerly requested and obtained. And lastly, I have seen that this Association still exists, still works in secret, and that not only several appearances among ourselves show that its emissaries are endeavoring to propagate their detestable doctrines among us…” 
 

Aside from the question of whether Robison was correct in his accusation is an equally important one: if the freemasons are really up to no good, are they continuing with their shenanigans today?
 

A lot of people believe they are, and many are speaking out with revelations of various levels of believability. Many are dismissed as conspiracy theorists (which, in turn, reinforces the belief of many others in the secret societies’ willingness to ‘throttle the truth’). Former singer-songwriter and winner of The X Factor Australia, Altiyan Childs, for example, shared a five-hour video where he proclaims that nearly every Western institution has been infiltrated by the Freemasons, to the point where it is nearly impossible to rise to high office – from the world of entertainment to politics and everything in between – without the silent nod of this international fraternity. That video has been viewed nearly four million times.
 

While it may be easy to laugh off such outlandish claims based on the ‘Illuminati’ and other such groups, there are other societies that make no secret about their secrecy, and have a much more tangible claim to controlling the world. 

World Economic Forum

 
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FILE PHOTO. World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on May 25, 2022. ©  Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

If there were a reigning king of secret societies today, the title would undoubtedly go to the World Economic Forum. Founded in 1971 by the German engineer and economist Klaus Schwab, the foundation, which brings together the top 1,000 most powerful corporations in the world, views its mission as "improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas." Democratic procedure doesn’t seem to have a place in this formula.

As the author and social critic Nick Buxton described the annual confab, held in the mountains of Davos, Switzerland, “this unaccountable invitation-only gathering is increasingly where global decisions are being taken and moreover is becoming the default form of global governance.” 

Schwab has gone on record as saying that “the sovereign state has become obsolete,” and that in order to fill the power void there needs to be a “global issue alliance” apparently with himself at the helm.

Not only does Davos serve as an elitist cocktail party for “improving the state of the world” far from the prying eyes of humanity, it also works to “penetrate” governments around the world with their self-taught protégé.

“What we are really proud of now is the young generation, like Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau,” Schwab boasted back in 2017, who make it possible for us to “penetrate the cabinets” of governments around the world.

The Davos leader then provided an example, saying he had “attended a reception for Prime Minister Trudeau and I saw that half or his cabinet or even more are from the Young Global Leaders program of the World Economic Forum.”
 

It does not require much imagination for regular folks - never mind the conspiracy theorists - to find something nefarious about the most powerful people on the planet “penetrating” governments with their specially trained representatives. And that’s exactly what happened with the introduction of the Covid-19 pandemic – many people saw it as a fabricated emergency to not only deprive millions of people of their livelihood, but to further enrich the very individuals who make up the ranks of the Davos group (the forced lockdowns on people and private businesses caused one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history as only the very largest companies could survive under such conditions).

There were other reasons to be suspicious. In October 2019, the WEF, together with Johns Hopkins University and the Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation, held a tabletop seminar entitled Event 201 that described what would happen in the event of a global pandemic. Three months later, everything that the simulation described – from the lockdown of entire countries, to businesses being forced to close down – came to pass with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 

Of course, this is not to say that Klaus Schwab and the Davos elite took advantage of a deadly pandemic to enrich themselves, but many people believe just that – or are at least suspicious about a secretive organization pushing for a ‘Great Reset’. Those two words have become the trigger word for many – while the WEF presented them as a benevolent post-Covid economic recovery plan, detractors pointed to a 2016 video released by the Forum as a prediction of the future and featuring the ominous words “You'll own nothing. And you'll be happy.” The plan, they claim, is to enact a new global world order.

Skull and Bones

 
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In a non-descript building (for a full view of this structure, which is dubbed ‘the Tomb’ – and for good reason – check out the video) on the campus of Yale University is the home of Skull and Bones, a secretive fraternity that first appeared on the scene in 1832 (women were not granted membership into Skull and Bones until 1992). 

Skull and Bones, which is also known as The Order, Order 322 or The Brotherhood of Death, is notoriously selective in determining who can become a so-called ‘Bonesman.’ The society selects new members among students every spring as part of its so-called ‘Tap Day’ when just 15 seniors are invited.
 

Despite its intense exclusivity, many members have ascended after graduation to positions of prominence in the world of intelligence, business and government. Three of them—William Howard Taft, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush—went on to become U.S. presidents. This was the cause of an awkward moment in the 2004 United States presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, both members of Skull and Bones.

The late NBC journalist Tim Russert confronted both men as to their membership in the organization and ‘what that means for America.’ Bush just chuckled and said, “It’s so secret we can’t talk about it.” Kerry responded almost the same, saying he could not speak about his membership “because it’s a secret.” And with that the American people were forced to choose between two men from opposite sides of the particular spectrum who shared secrets the voter would never know about.

Bilderberg

 
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file photo. A police car drives past The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace hotel in Montreux on May 29, 2019, which is scheduled to host the annual Bilderberg meeting. ©  Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

This group got its name from the Bilderberg Hotel, located in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, where the Bilderbergs had their first meeting in May 1954. But unlike Skull and Bones, Bilderberg is very much global in scope. In fact, it is so global that one of the conspiracy theories it must contend with is that it is trying to create a one world government.

Denis Healey, one of the original founders of the group, lent credence to that theory when he told a journalist: "To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn't go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing." 
 

The invitees tend to hail from a narrow spectrum of occupations – CEOs, finance ministers and heads of state. For the one or two journalists who receive an invitation, the privilege is largely symbolic since they are not permitted to write about what they see and hear. Bilderberg releases an annual list of those who will attend and the subjects they’ll discuss, but beyond that, little leaves the walls of the hotel. 
 

So here we are left with the question: is there any place for secret societies inside of our democracies, especially when the members of these groups are always working on behalf of their own special interests? The answer seems obvious, but as it stands there are no laws on the books that prevent people – even those who say they represent us – from meeting together in private. As a result, the only option for the common folk is to protest these back-door meetings at every opportunity. And that is all.  

https://www.rt.com/news/564101-secret-societies-global-agenda/ 

 

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11 hours ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

BREAKING: At Least 31 Killed Including 23 Toddlers At A Nursery School In Thailand

 
 
Yet more insanity - or evil cruelty involving many 2 to 3 year olds. It's beyond comprehension.

The numbers seem to vary according to channels, but at one point this evening it was..

 

22 children dead in Thailand

44 countries meet in Prague

44 billion dollar Twitter deal with Musk

 

(Pretty sure there was another headline on CNN with 44 in it).

 

 

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On 10/3/2022 at 3:45 PM, Anti Facts Sir said:

Better yet, choose brown to cover all bases...like Coventry did in the 70s...

 

 

 

brown-kit.jpg

 

4-0 down at half time and shitting yerself? No worries with this kit!

 

Coventry away kit! ...

When I was a young kid I knew one lad who had this kit (chocolate brown was the "official" colour) and I had the Wales "away" kit which was the same design but in yellow... no-one else had that one in my town either which was really cool.  😂😂😂

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4 hours ago, HAARPING_On said:

 

Coventry away kit! ...

When I was a young kid I knew one lad who had this kit (chocolate brown was the "official" colour) and I had the Wales "away" kit which was the same design but in yellow... no-one else had that one in my town either which was really cool.  😂😂😂

Apparently they resurrected this kit as a tribute not long ago (judging from my google search to find the above pic). Loved those wacky Admiral kits like the Wales one, despite being as ugly as sin. Was a doc on ITV about them last year, which was brilliant nostalgia.

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