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How To Make FREE Money From Transferwise – Risk Free


I’ve been using Transferwise for about three years now. I don’t recommend things I’ve never used to others, otherwise I’d have talked about Transferwise on my blog before. I’ve made maybe 70 transfers with them by now, each of which went flawlessly. It’s a service I use regularly, and is convenient and efficient for helping manage my money, and saves me money.
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Corrina by "Spider" John Koerner

Corrina by “Spider” John Koerner


1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 5 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Coronavirus Update: 75000 Cases, Hubei Hospital Director Dies, 2 New South Korea Cases


This update from about 4 hours ago @ 19-Feb-2020 15:18 UK time.

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Spider Blues by "Spider" John Koerner

Spider Blues by “Spider” John Koerner


1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 4 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Coronavirus Update: Big Tech Censorship? 73,000 Official Confirmed Infected


This update from about 1 hours ago @ 18-Feb-2020 12:10 UK time.

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Nice Legs by "Spider" John Koerner

Nice Legs by “Spider” John Koerner


1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 3 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Coronavirus Update: Almost 1,800 Dead, Concerns about Test Kits and Case Totals


This update from about 2 hours ago @ 17-Feb-2020 13:44 UK time.

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I Want To Be Your Partner by Spider John Koerner

I Want To Be Your Partner by “Spider” John Koerner


1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 2 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Coronavirus Update: 69000+ Cases, Hunan 1000th Case, China to Deploy Literal Snake Oil


This update from about 1 hours ago @ 16-Feb-2020 13:15 UK time.

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Good Luck Child by "Spider" John Koerner

Good Luck Child by “Spider” John Koerner


There was a couple of people who liked to hear some 1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – So I thought I’d share the rest of the album.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 1 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Coronavirus Update: Over 67,000 Cases, One Case in Egypt


This update from about 1 hours ago @ 15-Feb-2020 12:21 UK time.

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Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers – Valentines Day Special


Sorry it’s a bit late, I only just thought of it, I’m terrible with dates …

No idea if this is the best or even the right photo for this, but I like the bohemian thing going on with the guys just chillaxin’ playing games on their smartphones.

So for a “diversity is  our strength” valentines day, I made this :

Cheers

Don Charisma

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MASSIVE BACKLASH Against Scandinavian Airlines’ PRO-GLOBALIST Commercial!


This just in from Dr Steve Turley …

Seems Scandinavian airlines did a boo boo … ecophobia … What’s that idiom that I keep forgetting about going broke ?

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Changing My Pronouns


In keeping with today’s theme (and my previous post) – NSFW in this case means “Not safe for woke”, so don’t worry, no profanity or nudity here, there is none. More creative writing and satire, than anything else.

Not sure how this works exactly, I did get a “B” in English after all. Perhaps I’m just #thick, and those three years at Uni could have been better spent with someone else going.

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NSFW – High Court Win For Free Speech In UK – WE GOT A PROBLEM


I found the “WE GOT A PROBLEM” YouTube channel whilst researching Brexit (& politics) over the past few months. I do recommend his channel, as a counter-mainstream-bias source.

IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY PROFANITY – DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO. I’M NOT CLICK BAITING, HE DOES ACTUALLY USE *A LOT* OF STRONG LANGUAGE.

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(NSFW) Birds Of Prey – It’s A Garbage Movie – The Critical Drinker


The Critical Drinker turned up on my feed sometime ago. I find his reviews entertaining, and not pandering to minority political narrative. I seem to remember him saying he’s an bestselling author himself (although I never checked). He also seems to improve the more he drinks.

I’d say his reviews are for grown ups, he does use profanity, so maybe not full volume at work, hence – NSFW

*Yawn* … another female empowerment movie.

Something about going broke ? Dunno can’t quite remember that idiom.

Anyway …

(Nearly 500K views in 3 days, *WOW* not bad for indie media review) :

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Boris Johnson In Treasury Power Grab! (UK – Sajid Javid – Resignation)


Chatting today with “The Modern Theologian” – brought into light, our ignorance of the situation of Sajid Javid (UK Chancellor Of The Exchequer, now ex) resigning yesterday, (after basically being told he had to fire his own staff in order to keep his job). Jeff Taylor explains it better than I could :

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Swiss To Have A ‘Brexit Moment’! Swixit?


The Swiss have a referendum coming shortly about free movement of people within Switzerland, and Europe. Jeff Taylor explains the ins and out, and pros and cons, better than I can :

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UPDATE: Coronavirus Update: 2 Commie Chiefs Fired, 65,000 Cases, 1,400 Dead, 8 New Singapore Cases


(Sorry posted wrong video in previous post, will update that post – this has correct video)

This update from about 2 hours ago @ 14-Feb-2020 13:16 UK time. Listening to it right now, whilst preparing this post.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

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Coronavirus Update: 2 Commie Chiefs Fired, 65,000 Cases, 1,400 Dead, 8 New Singapore Cases


This update from about 2 hours ago @ 14-Feb-2020 13:16 UK time. Listening to it right now, whilst preparing this post.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

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Sajid Javid Has Resigned – (UK Chancellor Of The Exchequer)


I just heard about this, it’s a bit of shocker actually, imagine there will be more news about this coming out – This is a very short clip from “The Telegraph” YouTube channel – posted about 2hrs ago @ 20:22 UK time.

Comment below the video reads :

Following his departure this morning, the former chancellor has claimed he had no option but to quit after Boris Johnson demanded that he accept a merger of Treasury and Downing Street advisers.

 

Speaking outside his home this afternoon, Sajid Javid said: “It’s been a huge honour to serve as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and whilst I was very pleased that the Prime Minister wanted to reappoint me, I was unable to accept the conditions that he had attached.

 

“I felt I was left with no option other than to resign. My successor has my full support and the Prime Minister continues to enjoy my full support as does the Government.”

 

Source – (c) The Telegraph 2020 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_P-za8yx58

(Shared under fair use for discussion (or satire), as this post has a public comments section)

I have highlighted in bold in the above text as to the reason given why he resigned.

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Coronavirus Update: 60,000 Infected as New Cases Explode, New California Case


This update from about 25 mins ago @ 13-Feb-2020 11:28 UK time. Listening to it right now, whilst preparing this post.

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“Honey For Nothing” – Guest Blogger – UnionHomeStead.com


UnionHomeStead and I had some chats recently. I visited them on my “day off” and really liked their blog. Sorry I don’t know all your names, and it’s no worries, in these days where privacy is rare 🙂 (Google and FaceBook I’m looking at you)

They are Kiwis from New Zealand, running a smallholding, growing their own food and raising their own animals (and kids and children !). All as ethically as they can.

Some concerns where expressed to me, about being a guest blogged (presumably because of exposure to 39000 followers) – but I promise it’s really nothing to worry about. I’d say 99% of those following are nice people, or at least the ones that I’ve had the privilege to converse with. WordPress.com is much friendlier social network than Twitter etc., kinda why I”m still here.

Hopefully, my guest blogging UnionHomeStead.com will bring them some more followers and friends. They are nice people, feel free to pay them a visit, say I sent you.


Honey for Nothing…

Having been asked to guest by The Charismatic One is both incredibly flattering and hugely terrifying. What to write was the number one concern because here is where we confess to being *whisper* utterly, completely, totally disjointed from the world around us. Well, perhaps that is overstating things a tad. Way back when the Homestead was but a twinkle in two bright-eyed kids visage, we were rather proud of being up with the play and in the know. We had some pretty set ideas on ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ and we weren’t scared to scream ahem…speak them. In fairness, Maggie, Ron et al did give us plenty of fulminating fodder but we fumed with relish; waving our placards from our tiny piece of the planet. That is, right up until the little Homesteaders started along.

unionhomestead.com

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Coronavirus Update: 45,000 Confirmed Cases, California Patient Accidentally Released


This update from about 25 mins ago @ 12-Feb-2020 11:03 UK time. Listening to it right now, whilst preparing this post.

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Candice Owens – *Finally* Someone With Some Real Charisma


Just found this on Youtube – this lady has got some C-H-A-R-I-S-M-A – and she isn’t buying globalist BS anymore, and VERY vocal about it. Presidential material ? – Go Candace Owens, go !

*Much* respect to Candace for exposing some abhorrent hidden agendas, and how people have been lied to in life destroying ways. Anyway she says it better this I :

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Intelligent Spam, Picking Best Photos And My Social Media Links


I remember I was quite offended at the time. It was fairly soon after I started my blog in 2014.

Thanks for following my blog. I suppose your blog is an intelligent kind of spam based on the wish of bloggers to let their ego develop on the net.

 

I have respect for your intelligence and wish you good luck.

 

(Kind thanks to drwilly of drwillylip.wordpress.com for a most excellent insult)

I came to realise, It’s actually a reasonable comment. A reasonable question to ask oneself. Sometimes criticism may seem harsh, but, it can be some of the best advice one will ever receive.

It’s a question I ask myself when I’m writing or sharing – is what I’m creating enriching people’s experience of life, or am I just creating “Intelligent Spam” ? Am I sharing something people wouldn’t normally see ? Am I distributing information which is interesting ? and so on.

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Leak Humour And Country Flags (Water Filter Is Fixed BTW)


In response to my post about my leaky water filter (which is now fixed) – My friend and fellow blogger – who’s taking a break from blogging, and has been so kind in helping me, in my comments section, left me this comment today :

On a somewhat related note, when we first move into our house we started receiving calls all day from a waterproofing company who just would not take no for an answer. My wife, who worked night shift, got tired of the calls waking her up as she tried to sleep during the daytime.

 

Next time they called and asked if we had a problem with water leaking in the basement she responded, “Yes, we have a terrible problem. When it rains the water comes in and starts filling up the basement, but before it can get more than two feet deep it starts leaking out. Can they come out immediately and stop it? We just can’t get it deep enough to do any serious swimming.”

 

They never called back, but for a couple weeks afterwards she got nervous whenever someone came to the house, assured it was going to be the men in white coats coming to take her away.

 

Author – (c) 2020 The Modern Theologian

As I said they he is taking a break from blogging, so please bear that in mind if visiting his blog (I’ve linked to, because I always cite sources with links if possible).

And, the “And” part :

I’ve been slowly adding the flags of the countries of my commenters on my sidebar (as I’m proud of my own flag, I assume others are too). Just added Spain, Australia, Canada and Denmark. If I missed anyone please leave a comment which flag you want to see and I’ll add it for you.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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