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  1. Its all about consolidation, and centralisation. Years ago, people would go visit a multitude of websites when "browsing the internet", and use chat rooms and services such as AOL Messenger, Windows Live Messenger etc for chats. You'd go to a news website for news, a shopping site for buying stuff etc etc. Google was just a search engine, alongside Altavista, Yahoo et al, that one would use if you were looking for something different. Now its all different, and I see it most with Facebook, it started out as a simple 'social network' now it is fast becoming a single platform that will eventually replace the functionality of every other website. I'm pretty sure that most people already believe that "Facebook is the internet" - they can use it to share photos and videos, tell everyone about their dinner last night, watch videos, buy products, read and comment on news, text and video chat, the list goes on. While changing my mobile phone contract a while back, I noticed mine included the usual monthly data allowance, but had some kind of 'binge' addon which allowed unlimited data allowance for certain apps, including Facebook. So one can basically spend all their time 'on the internet' just using Facebook without eating into their monthly data allowance. You can already see where this is leading to... On the other hand when it comes to online shopping, Amazon wants it all. I was told the other day a figure that of all ecommerce trade in the USA in the last year, over 50% was done through Amazon.com. Amazon itself started as an online book seller, now it seems you can buy everything under the sun from there, including your grocery shopping, and of course it also offers video streaming services. It is becoming the 'one-stop shop'. This is of course putting other online sellers who have their own websites at a disadvantage, as they are having to compete for exposure with Amazon as well as compete with Amazon's aggressive pricing policies. Shoppers don't really care, it has become 'convenient' to just buy stuff from Amazon. The internet is being consolidated and centralised, as I pointed out in another post here, gone are the days when people would run websites from their own computers at home, it's all about 'cloud hosting' now, because Google expects page load times to be instantaneous in order to rank higher in its results, thus the demand for ever faster broadband connections so that page load times can cope with all the advertising and tracking junk. Even the webhosting companies are being consolidated, I found out recently that when my webhost was taken over last year, it became part of a 'group' of hosting companies that is now ultimately owned by GoDaddy. To many, in particular younger people, I would suspect this kind of forum like we have here is somewhat "old hat" and it is hard to break people from their mould, whereas comparative 'old-timers' like myself find internet discussion forums like this one easier to interact with. I run a Facebook page and website for a particular interest group and last week I added a 'community forum' to the website and posted details on my Facebook page, which has 1500+ 'likes' and over 1600 'followers' (not great numbers admittedly). To this date, so far just TWO of them have registered for my forum. "But Facebook is just SO convenient..."
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    JULY 2019 Jeffrey Epstein arrested

    Now I think about it, he was generally quite vage throughout this interview with his answers, but he was very specific about the details of this visit to explain his whereabouts on a date several years ago now. Why not just say he was at 'a birthday party in a restaurant'? Why specifically mention Pizza Express in Woking? Perhaps you're right, and this interview wasn't for the benefit of the viewing public-at-large, but was a subtle way of getting 'coded messages' through to those who 'need to know' and be warned?
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    The Cold Thread

    Yesterday our local Reach Plc news rag Birmingham Mail had another one of their clickbait stories warning about how Birmingham was set for a 'bonechilling low of -1C'. How soon people quickly forget the legendary "Beast From The East" that hit the UK just last year, March 2018, when temperatures dropped to -6C. Well, if we want to talk 'bonechilling' how about the winter of 2010, when in Birmingham we had a couple of weeks of subzero daytime temperatures through December, with lows reached of -15C? And it was of course much colder elsewhere, particularly in Scotland. https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/uk/birmingham/historic?month=12&year=2010&fbclid=IwAR1cDLi5Z3HRl4h5qZQQS31I0AQgpY_rEn4yxo44DfL6gBw3TRKdCyo2Yjg The media always like to paint anything happening with the weather in a sense that it is 'recent' and has somehow never happened before. Because then they can blame it on 'climate-change'.
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    JULY 2019 Jeffrey Epstein arrested

    The BBC News website is milking this interview for all its worth: Prince Andrew stands by 'car-crash' Jeffrey Epstein BBC interview https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50450207 Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50446065 Prince Andrew BBC interview: Six things we learned https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50451953 What I find curious is the mentioning of going to a Pizza Express in Woking of all places. How old was Beatrice at the time? Why would a royal princess be going to a 'party' (birthday party?) at a Pizza Express in Woking? At about 4 or 5PM? That is the kind of time one has a childrens party. Can anyone employed at Pizza Express in Woking back up this statement?
  5. One of my friends on Facebook recently shared this video, which I haven't watched yet admittedly: What I found more interesting is that when I saw his post on my FB newsfeed, right below it was a 'Related Article' linking to the following: https://climatefeedback.org/claimreview/sky-news-australia-interview-falsely-claims-that-global-cooling-is-coming-soon/ Sky News Australia interview falsely claims that global cooling is coming soon CLAIM "the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, and that in fact a new solar-driven cooling period is not far off" VERDICT SOURCE: Alan Jones, Nils Axel-Mörner, Sky News Australia, 17 June 2019 DETAILS Inadequate Support: These claims contradict all the available data and published research on these topics. There is no support in the scientific literature for the claim that solar activity could significantly cool the climate in the decades to come. KEY TAKE AWAY Scientists have established that observed climate change and sea level rise are clearly caused by human activities, primarily the emission of carbon dioxide through the burning of fossil fuels. Solar activity cannot explain recent warming, and even the occurrence of low solar activity in the near future would have an insignificant effect on human-caused warming. What is this horseshit? I guess this is what is meant by "the science is settled" If anyone would like to do some digging and find out more about this 'Climate Feedback' organisation (and in particular where they get their funding from) please feel free.
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    Icke's View Of Homosexuality

    The way I see it, the 'gay agenda' is being pushed/promoted by a vocal minority of gay people, and even those who aren't even gay themselves. I have no problem with people who are gay, or identify themselves that way, as long as it is their choice. The vast majority of gay people are not involved in pushing this agenda and many are probably not even aware of what it is. In much the same way I do not blame all Jewish people for the actions of a minority of Jews who happen to control banks, media, government etc, and likewise I do not assume all Muslims are terrorists and are 'trying to take over the UK' based on the actions of a noisy minority.
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    Why Magnesium is so good for you

    Thanks for the recommendation, I was just in Wilko getting some bird food (not for me lol) and while I was there picked up a tub of Magnesium and B6 tablets, £1.50 for 30, cheaper than at Tesco. https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-magnesium-b6-tablets-30-pack/p/0348316 Not at all perturbed by the fact they are labelled for 'women's health' 🤣
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    JULY 2019 Jeffrey Epstein arrested

    I haven't watched the video myself, just read through the transcript, so my honest answer is I don't know. I'm not convinced by what I've read though.
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    JULY 2019 Jeffrey Epstein arrested

    I'd like to see Richard D Hall's statement analysis chap Peter Hyatt go through that video interview. He'll soon pick up if the Prince is lying or not. 😉
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    11,000 scientists declare climate change emergency

    Those 11,000 “scientists” warning about an impending “climate emergency” are just “11,000 random people,” investigation reveals (Natural News) Scientific “consensus” is a popular buzzword commonly used by climate fanatics to “prove” that man-made climate change is a real thing. But is there really even a consensus as these hysterics claim? Not even close. As it turns out, the climate lobby loves to pull its “facts” right out of thin air, including the newly minted fiction that “More than 11,000 scientists declare ‘climate emergency.'” While this regurgitated mainstream media headline is pretty cut and dry, the claim it makes is patently false, we’ve now learned. Just like the Greta Thunberg hoax, the notion that more than 11,000 actual scientists are suddenly lamenting an impending “climate emergency” has absolutely no basis in reality. In truth, these 11,000 “scientists” are actually just 11,000 ordinary people who were duped into believing that cow farts are destroying the planet, and subsequently responded by signing their names on some website. According to radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, some “buddies” of his over at the group Power Line were the first to discover that these 11,000 so-called “scientists” aren’t actually scientists at all, despite what fake news media outlets like NBC, CNN, The Guardian, and Al-Jazeera continue to claim. “There was no study; there was just a press release,” Limbaugh explained on his program. “And it wasn’t 11,000 scientists; it was 11,000 random people who put their names on a website. This was a total managed lie. There was no study. There were no scientists.” Full article: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-11-14-scientists-warning-climate-emergency-are-random-people.html
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    The chani project

    You know, this is something I've asked myself years ago... why don't we have more desalinisation plants to remove salt from ocean water to make fresh water? Especially on parts of the planet subject to frequent droughts.
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    Lets Talk

    Perhaps that is the paragraph that forced this gospel to not make the 'final edition'? 😉 Well, it is perhaps a bit sexist, but it also doesn't fit in with the 'smash the male patriarchy' nonsense that is being touted everywhere. Or is this the earliest written example of transgender activism? And lets face it, most cases of transgenderism nowadays see males becoming female, it is relatively rare to see the transition the other way, is it not?
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    JULY 2019 Jeffrey Epstein arrested

    I can see this being a complete non-event, and I'm sure Emily Maitlis' ideas of a 'no-holds-barred' interview is completely different to everyone elses. Emily: "So your Highness, how exactly would you describe your relationship with Jeffrey Epstein?" Andrew: "We weren't really close, he was just someone I knew, we used to enjoy a game of golf together, that's all." Emily: "Oh good, glad we cleared that up. So you were never involved with young girls sexually?" Andrew: "No, not at all." Emily: "Right, I don't think we need any more questions on this. So, have you ever considered appearing on 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'?" ...
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    Madeleine McCann - The Story Continues

    These are all very good questions, and it is very sad that few people in the mainstream media question exactly what all this money has been spent on and what it has achieved. One could be perfectly forgiven for thinking it is money wasted sending British police officers off on a 'jolly' to sunny Portugal for what might be called a "working holiday". Don't forget that the Algarve region is famous for its golf courses. Also to add, how many other cases of missing children from the UK have had this much time and money spent on their investigation?
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    David ickes new platform Ickonic

    Has anyone here signed up for Ickonic? Is it any good or worth it? I'm still slightly miffed that there's not at least some kind of 30 day free trial.