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France Tests CBDC Cross-Border Payments with Singapore and Switzerland

https://cryptonews.net/news/finance/27032336/

 

"Earlier this month, SWIFT, the widely-used bank messaging platform that links more than 11,500 financial institutions globally, has disclosed that three banks are now part of the beta phase for its CBDC interoperability initiative."

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19 hours ago, Fluke said:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12637199/two-people-shot-dead-Brussels.html

 

  • Two people have been shot dead in Brussels by a lone gunman who is at large
  • The match between Belgium and Sweden is suspended amid raised terror alert 

Telling really isn't it not even a massive thing about this. 

 

Part and parcel I guess as the coolest mayor in the world  would say. 

 

 

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On 10/16/2023 at 11:36 AM, Freaky Dragonfly said:

BOUGHT POLITICIAN OF THE WEEK

 

Global leadership on net zero and health... what is that supposed to mean anyway?

 

Looks like bullshitter 2 will soon replace bullshitter 1, the dopey public will think that this is a big change but it will just be the same. 

 

Pro Big Pharma, pro WEF, pro Israel, pro globalism, all very 'labour' I don't think.

 

As to the old fart on the left, took me a while before I recognised the ubiquitous 'Dr' Bill. All that $$$$$ doesn't seem to slow the ageing process. 

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FGM: Woman guilty of taking child to Kenya for mutilation

 

Amina Noor 

Amina Noor told the Old Bailey the mutilation is done for cultural reasons
By Jeremy Britton
BBC News
 

A woman has been found guilty of taking a three-year-old British child to Kenya for female genital mutilation (FGM).

 

Amina Noor, 39, is the first person to be convicted of assisting a non-UK person to perform FGM.

 

Noor, from Harrow in north-west London, took the child to a private house for the procedure in 2006.

 

She had told the Old Bailey the mutilation is done for cultural reasons and was a procedure she herself had undergone as a child.

Noor, who was born in Somalia but has British citizenship, will be sentenced on 20 December.

 

It was only in 2015 that the girl - who is now aged 21 and who cannot be identified - confided to a schoolteacher that she had suffered FGM and police were informed.

 

Following an examination at University College Hospital in 2019 it was found that the girl's clitoris had been completely removed.

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5 hours ago, factJack said:

totally just saw this on the tv news

Artist pulps 6,000 copies of The Da Vinci Code and turns them into 1984

 

Obviously there's a coded message if it's broadcast on TV

 

 

 

I saw that earlier today on the BBC News website.

 

I've never heard of this 'artist' before, and wouldn't dream of spending £495 on one of his copies of '1984'.

 

But I was glad to hear that he recommends it as "a really important book for people to read"

 

Unsurprisingly the BBC didn't go too much into detail about '1984'.

 

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The novel 1984 tells the story of Winston Smith, a man questioning the system of a dystopian society. It introduced the phrases Big Brother and Room 101 and is regarded as one of the best books ever, making Time Magazine's list of the all-time 100 novels.

 

I think there's a lot more to the story than that, but at least the BBC didn't try and take the opportunity to discredit the book as a work of fiction "loved by conspiracy theorists who believe the events in the book are happening now"

 

 

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UK children and adults to be safer online as world-leading bill becomes law

Online Safety Act receives Royal Assent putting rules to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online into law.

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  • Online Safety Act receives Royal Assent in the Houses of Parliament, putting rules to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online into law
  • the Act makes social media companies keep the internet safe for children and give adults more choice over what they see online
  • Ofcom will immediately begin work on tackling illegal content and protecting children’s safety

 

The Online Safety Act has today (Thursday 26 October) received Royal Assent, heralding a new era of internet safety and choice by placing world-first legal duties on social media platforms.

 

The new laws take a zero-tolerance approach to protecting children from online harm, while empowering adults with more choices over what they see online. This follows rigorous scrutiny and extensive debate within both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

 

The Act places legal responsibility on tech companies to prevent and rapidly remove illegal content, like terrorism and revenge pornography. They will also have to stop children seeing material that is harmful to them such as bullying, content promoting self-harm and eating disorders, and pornography.

 

If they fail to comply with the rules, they will face significant fines that could reach billions of pounds, and if they don’t take steps required by Ofcom to protect children, their bosses could even face prison.

 

www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-children-and-adults-to-be-safer-online-as-world-leading-bill-becomes-law

 

How long until is twisted to include free speech...

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Tamworth couple charged £11k for gas after 18 years with no bill

 

If you check some of the comments, people on twitter have spotted these pair as crisis actors wheeled out by the bbc for more of their propaganda.

Straight out of the bbc play book, let most of the sheeple riddicule the actors appearance, but the message will be embedded into their minds without them paying too much attention.

I've seen them do this many times, one time was something like free school dinners and they use an extremely obese child or huge mother from an ethnic background.

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An Irish woman shot dead in an apparent murder-suicide in New York was previously married to an American chef, Larry Zeitschek, once suspected of helping the IRA to break into a police station in Castlereagh.

 

Taking place on St Patrick’s Day 2002, the breach at the top security police station in east Belfast was considered as one of the most embarrassing security breaches of the Troubles.

 

 

Police had claimed he helped the IRA with the break-in, but Mr Zaitschek blamed it on a rogue police officer who wished to blame the IRA in order to get Sinn Féin excluded from Stormont.

 

Returning to America before the 2002 break-in, Mr Zaitschek became subject to an extradition order before the case against him was dropped in 2009

 

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2023/10/26/news/denise_morgan_irish_woman_murdered_in_new_york_was_previously_married_to_man_suspected_of_aiding_ira_s_castlereagh_break_in-3729844/

 

 

 


 

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19 hours ago, factJack said:

Tamworth couple charged £11k for gas after 18 years with no bill

 

If you check some of the comments, people on twitter have spotted these pair as crisis actors wheeled out by the bbc for more of their propaganda.

Straight out of the bbc play book, let most of the sheeple riddicule the actors appearance, but the message will be embedded into their minds without them paying too much attention.

I've seen them do this many times, one time was something like free school dinners and they use an extremely obese child or huge mother from an ethnic background.

 

Yeah, I saw this story the other day on the Birmingham Mail website, and yeah same thing, most comments taking the piss out the guy's hair.

 

Couple who hadn't paid for gas in 18 years shocked to receive £11k bill

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/couple-who-hadnt-paid-gas-27978084

 

I think "crisis actors" is a bit of a strong term to use, but it would seem that they may well be actors of some kind who have posed for a series of photos at some point.

 

They both appeared in the following story that did the rounds last month:

 

Royal Mail threatens to boycott this Staffordshire home - because of cat Ernie

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Royal Mail threatened to stop delivering to a couple - after claims their naughty cat was attacking posties through the letterbox. A letter sent to Lee Haynes and Jo Woodley said their tabby's roaming paws were making visits to their Staffordshire house dangerous.

The pair say Ernie, a 'placid' three-year-old, was just playing - but Royal Mail asked for action to protect its workers. Now Lee and Jo have installed an exterior letterbox their pet can't get at.

School site worker Lee, aged 44, said: "It's hilarious. He's such a placid cat and this is like he's got some kind of ASBO. It's so funny. They've sent all the way from Plymouth, instead of just sticking a note on the door. It's not malicious. It’s a game to him."

from: https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/royal-mail-threatens-boycott-staffordshire-8772109

 

I note with interest that the co-writer of the Stoke Sentinel article is Kate Pounds, who also co-wrote the above BBC News article - does it really take two people to write this nonsense?

 

Also it is not hard to notice that this couple are wearing exactly the same clothes, and posing in the same place.

 

What I also find interesting is that the photos are credited to 'SWNS' - "South-West News Service".

 

I've never heard of this organisation, and from the name I would have assumed they were based in the south-west of England (Devon, Somerset, Cornwall etc), therefore what interest would they have in a couple from Staffordshire?

 

Then to satisfy my own curiosity as I sit and type all this out, I looked them up and found this:

https://swns.com/

 

I will look further into this, but looks like some kind of agency that 'churns out' news articles for other publications to use.

 

No wonder there is so much shite being peddled around Reach news sites!

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Boris Johnson: Former prime minister to host GB News show

 

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts after a meeting with Sao Paulo's Governor Tarcisio de Freitas (not pictured), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 31, 2023IMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS 

Johnson said he would talk about "the immense opportunities for Global Britain - as well as the challenges"
 
By Annabel Rackham & Becky Morton
BBC News
 

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signed up to join TV channel GB News.

 

Johnson, who stepped down as an MP earlier this year, will work for the news channel as a presenter, programme maker and commentator.

 

He will "play a key role" in coverage of the UK and US elections next year and will host a series "showcasing the power of Britain around the world", the broadcaster said.

 

He promised to share his "unvarnished views" on a range of topics.

 

Johnson, who also writes a column for the Daily Mail, will start in the new year.

 

He is the latest Conservative politician to join the broadcaster, following former Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, party deputy chairman Lee Anderson, and husband-and-wife MPs Esther McVey and Philip Davies.

 

In a video posted on X, formerly Twitter, the former PM said: "I am excited to say that I am shortly going to be joining you on GB News.

 

"I'm going to be giving this remarkable new TV channel my unvarnished views on everything from Russia, China, the war in Ukraine, how we meet all those challenges."

 

In a statement, he added: "I will be talking about the immense opportunities for Global Britain - as well as the challenges - and why our best days are yet to come."

 

 

bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-67242822

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