Shoe seems to be on the other foot for the EU now – Pre-Brexit 31-Jan-2020, the EU was saying that it would take like 5 years to do a trade deal with the UK, now, it’s easily done in the … Continue reading EU Desperate For Trade Deal With UK
I’ve been following this for some time now on non-fakestream media sources. Fakestream media haven’t been reporting on it, presumably because it doesn’t support their minority political narrative (UK and elsewhere). Continue reading Frexit On The Way ? France Tensions Reaching Breaking Point
Just saw this – how long before internet in Canada looks the same as internet in North Korea or China ? Where’s Jordan Peterson when you need him ? Is the end of free speech in Canada ?
Great firewall of China, in Canada ?
The news source is relatively new to me – so if you have further centrist-leaning video reports on this issue, feel free to share in the comments section, I’m interested.
Lastly – I AM JUST PASSING THIS ON – I am not a journalist or activist and TBH most of the time not a “serious” writer either (blogging is supposed to be fun?). I’m a centrist, I read and view content from both sides of the aisle (as long as it’s not blatant propaganda, or utter trash) – so I’m sharing this for your information, something you may not be aware of and may be interested in (or not, in which case, just go to the next post). As with any news or report, don’t just take it at face value, do your own research, use your own critical thinking. Kind of obvious really, but best stated, so that it’s clear.
I came across Mahyar Tousi’s channel over the past couple of months. He provides an informative populist discussion of (mostly UK) – current affairs, culture and politics, is well spoken, engaging and charismatic.
It seems the BBC is having a meltdown right now, they just announced 450 job cuts in their news division, with more cuts to come.
TBH, I’ve never been a Facebook fan. Having spoken to others, it’s a mixed bag, some like it, some don’t. Most say they just use it to keep in touch with friends and family, and others, actively avoid using it. … Continue reading Facebook Good ? Facebook Bad ? Free Speech ? Or Totalitarian Censorship ?
For my overseas readers – “thick” in the UK is used pejoratively to mean stupid, low IQ or poorly educated. Recipients of being called “thick” would also see it as condescending, and vain on the part of the person using the term. Bit like the “R” word in the US (which I won’t put here as I got told off last time I used it)
#Thick trending on Twitter – because people didn’t like 2016 referendum result, didn’t like that they weren’t able to overturn it in 4 years of trying, didn’t like that they lost the general election and didn’t like that on Friday the UK left the EU. Oh, and didn’t like it that people sang our national anthem “God Save The Queen” to mark leaving.
Continue reading “#THICK Trends On Twitter UK – Mocking Brexiteers And Intentionally Deepening Division”
This guy popped up in my feed a few days ago, he’s done quite a few videos about the Coronavirus, so those of you who are interested may want to check out his channel. Continuing on the Europe/Brexit theme – … Continue reading Brexit! What’s Next: Frexit? Nexit? Italexit? Swexit?
“There is a battle going on, in the west and elsewhere. It is globalism against populism. And you may loathe populism, but I’ll tell you a funny thing, it’s becoming very popular” – Nigel Farage, speaking to the EU parliament … Continue reading Italy’s Political Shift – Is European Support For Globalism Waning ?
Boris made a great speech, and props for broadcasting it on social media. I think the highlight was Nigel Farage’s Brexit party in parliament square. Nigel gave an amazing speech, he’s truly an inspiring figure. Anne Widdecombe also made an … Continue reading Brexit Exit Day Debrief – We’ve Left The EU – Yay!
Didn’t see this on any of the news outlets : Cheers Don Charisma Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared with your therapist, or kept … Continue reading Boris’ Brexit Exit Speech
There are varying reports on media outlets about timing and who’s showing what, so … I did a search on YouTube for “brexit day live”, and this is what I came up with (live streams) : Sky News The Sun … Continue reading Brexit Day Live Coverage – Boris’ Brexit Exit Speech & Farage’s Party
Seems UK Conservatives have had enough of bias UK “fakestream” media. BBC and the rest of the UK mainstream media won’t be getting their usual first dibs scoops from the UK Conservative party. Boris’ Brexit exit speech, which he’ll be … Continue reading Boris’ Brexit Exit Speech – BBC And UK Fakestream Media Intentionally Snubbed
I grew up with the BBC. They made some amazing TV and were probably the best of the 3, and then 4 channels available to watch (that’s all we had). Some of the greatest ever comedy shows came out of … Continue reading The Bias Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) – Worth £155 Per Year On Pain Of Prison ?
My local TV station has been showing World Science Festival, TED, and some other science shows. It’s fascinating to hear the accepted theories on how the universe was created, stars, black holes etc. From what I understand our universe is thought to be a little under 14 billion years old, which is a staggering length of time …
Some of the other quantities like the number of stars (10-200 sextillion) and number of planets they think are in our universe are even more vast, so vast in fact it’s pretty challenging to comprehend things like – there are (perhaps) more stars in our universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on earth.
From what I understand, our universe is expanding, has been since the beginning. It’s what scientists call “inflation”. Liking to think beyond what I’m told, I do puzzle about what exactly the universe is expanding into.
Is there simply more “space” which is infinite ?
Or is “space” being created to expand into ?
Or, something else ?
Right here right now we have a certain variety of tree that is in bloom. There’s a sickly sweet aroma of the nectar in the air … and my eyes hurt, my sinuses are stuffy and my skin’s itchy. Eventually … Continue reading Hay Fever
Thanks to Mike, for this little pearl. He’s said better than I, and much more concisely! Continue reading Are You Stupid ? “You Should Know This”
Are corporations the best structures to be running communities ? Or does that just lead to the corporation promoting their own agendas, like “profit for them first, freedom for community members afterwards” ? Continue reading Should Communities Be Run By Corporations ?
Ever had one of those conversations where the other person isn’t interested, isn’t present or wilfully continues to ignore what you say in favour of their own opinions and agenda ?
Utterly selfish, a bit narcissistic … or do we all do it sometimes ? Continue reading One Sided Conversations …
Ever see a fight break out in the street, or a bar ? … sometimes people disperse, but more often than not a group of spectators forms, same as a boxing match or Roman gladiatorial contest … Continue reading Why Are We Attracted To Things We’re Afraid Of ?
Childhood – some had great ones others had awful ones. Lucky for the lucky ones. But what of those who had a terrible time – bullied or abused, terrorised or a narcissist’s object, unloved or abandoned, and so on ? Is it possible to have a great adulthood, even with a terrible childhood ? Continue reading Does One’s Childhood Determine One’s Adulthood ?
For many years I was led (or misled ?) to believe that our greed in burning fossil fuels (to keep us warm and have light at night ?) and releasing CFCs from Fridges (to prevent our food rotting quickly ?) … Continue reading WTF ? Artic Ice Cap Is Growing NOT Shrinking ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Fairly straightforward, Kim Davis was supposed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex marriage couples, as is “the law”, but refused to, due to her personal beliefs being in opposition … now she’s in jail, and refuses to comply …
On visiting a friend and his wife back in London, I was offered some of “Steve’s Sugar” … I said, yeah, sure, why not I don’t know Steve, but if you reckon it’s good stuff I’ll try it … when … Continue reading Steve’s Sugar
I saw this question in the WordPress.com support forums today … no point in posting the link, I reckon the thread will get deleted … however, it is an interesting question … Why Do People Lie ? Cheers Don Charisma … Continue reading Why Do People Lie ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I’m often curious as to why sometimes my readers don’t comprehend my quotes the same way that I do. Language, differing cultures and other factors come into play. There’s plenty of interesting conversations I’ve had – “devils advocate” is quite … Continue reading “Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Personally I think blog awards are a good thing. Without going into the minute details, I think it helps bloggers connect, especially new bloggers who haven’t yet had a chance to establish their blogs in any way. I stopped posting … Continue reading Poll – Awards On DonCharisma.org
The house always wins … The rich get richer, the poor get poorer … I’m clichés-r-us today 🙂 A quote I posted – I can understand the interpretation of one of my readers, which is that it’s “classist” (in their … Continue reading Take From The Poor To Give To The Rich
I had an interesting discussion about this with a reader recently. I have a tendency to throw random debates out there, because often it’s more than just a couple of randoms who have an opinion … or who’d enjoy discussing … Continue reading Is Greed The Only Thing That Makes Beauty Boring ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Came through in my search engine terms … I dunno what it means, so it can mean whatever you want it to ! What A Man Want? … What do you think ? Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Photos … Continue reading What A Man Want? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
One of the most memorable lines from “The Interview”, which I have to say, even with a British sense of humour, was a movie that made me laugh. Humour can make even the most serious topics bearable ! Beyond the … Continue reading You Hate Us Cause You Anus – Don Charisma’s Opinion