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No Brexit Extension Beyond The 31st Of December! (UK)

This update from Jeff Taylor from about 1 hours ago @ 15-Apr-2020 19:23 UK time.

I came across Jeff Taylor’s channel whilst researching Brexit. Jeff provides news updates on (mostly UK) current affairs and politics. I found him well spoken, his previous work informative and accurate, and someone who cares about reporting factually, you know, real journalism. If I had to guess on his political lean, I’d say centrist/center-right (but I’m no expert, or journalist, or know him personally, so don’t take my word for it.)

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Boris Johnson Says ‘It Could Have Gone Either Way’ As He Leaves Hospital (UK)

Thankfully Boris made it through, in-spite of the slew of DISGUSTING obviously partisan comments, on social media, even on my own blog. I debated outing the “troll”, but that’s probably what they wanted, attention via any means. I can’t imagine there was any rational argument or reason for wishing a sick person to die – so I just put it down to probable mental health issues. I’m no expert in that field, so I’ll leave it at that.

Anyway – Boris Johnson, seemingly in good spirits, from about 1 hour ago @ 12-Apr-2020 17:30 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“More good news? Citizen reporters go & do what the media won’t!” (Dana Ashlie)

A friend who lives in the states sent me this, it’s from a few days ago. It’s counter to the current mainstream narrative, so, was an interesting watch for me – as I like to get the story from more than one perspective.

I’m not “on the ground” in US, don’t know Cuomo personally. etc, etc. – So, as for the truth, either way, I don’t know. As per my disclaimer, that’s for you to decide.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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*URGENT PLEASE SHARE* – Full Video From Doctor In Madrid After His Request To Share (via Dr John Campbell)

*Please share this as far and wide as you can.*

He’s a doctor from Madrid, and a nurse speaking from Spain. It’s quite intense and distressing, so be forewarned before watching. They don’t have enough respirators and are being forced turning them off for people over 65. Family can’t be present, so these people are dying sedated ALONE.

They need your help to get this message out, *URGENTLY* so please reblog, share etc wherever you can, however you can. No need to give credit to me, just share the video, by whatever means you can.

As you can see above – YouTube deleted the video, it can still be watched at :

https://www.bitchute.com/video/bWFr6khY2U4/

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Thank You British Airways (And Some Things I Think They Should Change)

Just a short blog, saying a massive thanks to “Ursula” at British Airways, for allowing me to change my flight dates, waiving normal change fees, “bending” the rules for me. I think there will only be a small fare change fee, if any. Very polite and helpful on the phone today, and she want the extra mile for me – I’m grateful.

This is the second time (recently) I’ve had helpful customer service from British Airways and they’ve bent over backwards to help me. The other time was during the crew strike last year, and they were able to get me an alternative flight with Qatar airways, and very helpful on the phone.

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99% of the time BA have treated me exceptionally well, over the years, and I’m happy to fly with them. I was even once, many many years ago, upgraded (for free) from club to first, by a very kind woman at JFK New York. It’s the first time I’d been in first, and will probably be the last, as no way I can afford to fly first or even club these days.

As a relatively frequent flyer (in economy) – My only (critical) suggestions for BA are :

  1. Be a little more lenient on slightly overweight bags – most of us don’t have professionally calibrated scales at home, and do our best to follow the rules (like weighing bags at home as best we can). Occasionally we may be a kilo or two overweight. In the scheme of things this shouldn’t cause the flight a problem, as other passengers after often underweight. It’s pretty off to have a fare paying passenger on their hands and knees at check-in desk repacking suitcases, and having to throw things away – that should be an absolute last resort.
  2. Do something about the rude, and unhelpful staff at check-in at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, and this relates to 1. above. I hasten to add that most of the check-in staff in Bangkok have usually been very polite and helpful, but there are definitely some bad eggs.
  3. Get rid of the ghastly check-in machines at terminal 5 (London Heathrow), and put some real people back on check-in desks. It’s quite the disappointment to arrive at the airport, and not speak to a real human being, I do feel robbed of something valuable. Aside from after having a million things to organise, to then have to work out how to put a luggage label on a bag, and work out an unfamiliar computer system – especially for older people. Automating and mechanising things isn’t always progress, especially for those check-in ladies and gents who will have lost their jobs.

I make these criticisms with a positive intent, as I think it would improve BA’s service, to a higher standard – these small things make the difference between loyal customers, and customers who eventually will fly with someone else.

Sincerely I wish BA the very best of luck financially, over the coming weeks and months, as this will be a very challenging time for them because of the pandemic. Qatar airways have a 25% shareholding in BA, so might be they may be able to help.

Thank you once again BA, and Ursula who works for BA customer services.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus – “Contagion more rapid than we thought” – Dr John Campbell

This update from about 4 hours ago @ 26-Feb-2020 14:32 UK time.

(Dr John Campbell has also been making reports regularly, check out his earlier videos on Coronavirus)

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

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Thailand Gunman Killed By Security Forces In Hours-Long Siege

I just heard about this. My condolences and deepest sympathy for the victims.

Reports suggest the shooter was a soldier who was having a land dispute with his CO. The CO was the first to be killed. The shooter then went on a killing spree, on the streets, then at a shopping mall. The shooter was eventually killed by the Thai security forces.

Thailand is now in mourning for the deceased. May the rest in peace.

Source – Sky News Australia

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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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