Sunday, August 07, 2022

"Revolution Has Begun": 75,000 Brits Plan To Stop Paying Power Bills In Protest At Energy Rip Off


Resistance is growing to spiralling domestic energy costs in Britain as more than 75,000 irritated people in the UK have pledged not to pay their electricity bill this fall when prices jump again. 

"75,000 people have pledged to strike on October 1st! If the government & energy companies refuse to act then ordinary people will! Together we can enforce a fair price and affordable energy for all," tweeted "Don't Pay UK," an anonymous group spearheading the effort to have more than one million Brits boycott paying their power bill by Oct. 1. 

The strike comes as an inflation storm of high energy prices has obliterated household incomes, and increasing public awareness that the increaes imposed by the energy companies are far in excess of what can be justified by rising costs of oil and gas on world markets. Opinion polling suggests we Brits are at our most miserable and passimistic about our future prospects in three decades as inflation is expected to hit 13%. And while Bank of England (BoE) Governor Andrew Bailey hiked interest rates the most in 27 years to tame inflation, a recession now looks inevitable. 


From Oct. 1, the average household will pay almost £300 a month for heating, lighting and cooking fuel, the BoE warned. Couple this outrageous increae in power costs with negative real wage growth, and it becomes apparent working class and middle class households are being made to bear the costs of government's mismanagement of the economy over three decades. As well as being hit by increaces in the cost of domestic fuel, prices of food and petrol at the pump are also rocketing -- this trend is unsustainable and could result in civil unrest.

UK financial journalist and broadcaster Martin Lewis said this about the strike:

"I think I can categorise it more accurately now, the big movement that I am seeing is an increase of growth in people calling for a non-payment of energy bills, mass non-payment. Effectively a consumer strike on energy bills and getting rid of the legitimacy of paying that.

"We are getting close to a Poll Tax moment on energy bills coming into October and we need the Government to get a handle on that, because once it starts becoming socially acceptable not to pay energy bills people will stop paying energy bills and you're not going to cut everyone off."

Meanwhile, Ofgem (UK energy regulator) Chief Executive Jonathan Brearley told BBC Radio 4's Today on news magazine program that people shouldn't join the strike for two reasons.

"First of all, it will drive up costs for everyone across the board. And secondly, if you are facing difficulty in paying your bill, the best thing you can do is get in touch with your energy company."

He added: 'I would not encourage anyone to withhold their paying their bill because that just damages things further and it will impact them personally.'

Last week, the UK government condemned the bill boycott , calling it "highly irresponsible." 

"This is highly irresponsible messaging, which ultimately will only push up prices for everyone else and affect personal credit ratings," a government spokesperson was quoted by The Independent.

Don't Pay UK estimates 6.3 million UK households will be driven into poverty this winter, unable to afford food and fuel, with millions more feeling the stress of out-of-control inflation. 

People on Twitter responded to the moment by saying, "the Revolution has begun" and "a bit of civil unrest on its way onto our streets & rightly so." 

Perhaps the movement's involvement will be an excellent proxy for the growing discontent festering among Brits that could result in civil unrest this winter as millions will struggle with keeping the lights on, the furnace hot, and putting food on the table. 



E U Central Bank Digital Currency Is The Death Rattle Of A Failed Experiment

The announcement from the European Central Bank (ECB) that is is to intrduce an official European Union digital currency spells the end of the European Single Currency experiment and with it the ambition of "ever closer union until the EU's member states were merged into a single political entity Digital Currencies might not quite be Ponzi schemes but on appearances the difference can be compared to that between a horse and a pony.

Negative Interest Rates - Final Nail In The Coffin Of Neoliberalism? Negative interest rates, in plain terms a situation in which we pay bankers for holding our money, are the latest ruse of politicians and economists to make uis start spending our investments and savings, thus kickstarting the global economy thy have screwed up.

The age of financial privacy is over
Yes you read that right. The fascist regime in the USA has usurped to itself the right to raid bank accoutns anywhere is the world. At the moment they are only stealing money by way of tax demands from people who were born on US soil even if those people have not lived in the USA since childhood and have never be employed by a US business.

Inland Revenue a Dysfunctional department that ‘can’t be trusted’ with power to raid bank accounts
Plans to let the taxman take cash out of people’s bank accounts without their permission were condemned by MPs after Rebecca Benneyworth, of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, warned the department is ‘shooting itself in the foot.’ She told the ICAEW conference : ‘Public trust in HMRC would be eroded very quickly if cases come to light where funds have been incorrectly removed. ‘HMRC cannot afford to have public opinion turn against the tax system and those charged with administering it.’Accountants have warned HMRC cannot be trusted ...

Taxes Will Rise If Government Do Not Raid Bank Accounts Taxes will have to rise unless officials are given new powers to raid people’s bank accounts, David Cameron has said.

The Treasury select committee warned that allowing HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without court orders is “very concerning” because of its history of mistakes.
The committee said that taxpayers could suffer “serious detriment” if officials are able, either by mistake or through an “abuse” of power, to take money from people who have done no wrong.

Magic Money - How The Fractional Reserve Banking System Conjures Money From Fresh Air:
A look at how the fractional reserve banking system works and how it brought the global economy and many people's personal finances close to collapse. It's really all about pulling magic money out of fresh air.

Investors Ignore Triple Dip Regession As Stock Market Hits Four Year High
News that the British economy was staring an unprecedented triple dip recession in the face left investors unperturbed yesterday as shares on Britain's leading index hit their highest point in since the crash four-and-a-half years ago.

Tax The Rich, Hurt The Poor
The loopy left in Britain and the USA have, throughout the cedit crunch, chanted their Tax The Rich mantra. Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it of course and the left have still not learned from all the other economic catastrophes caused by attempts to redistribute wealth that taxing the rich huts the poor most.

The Folly Of Using Inflation To Reduce The Debt As the Obama administration starts to seriously consider minting Trillion dollar coins to reduce debt by fuelling massive inflkation the Daily Stirrer's finance expert explain why this would not work and would have catastrophic consequences.

A Dickensian Christmas Gift: Mister Micawber's Economic Wisdom
Despite the ever growing dunghill of evidence to the contrary lefty politicians around the world continue to call for higher taxes, more government spending and collectivist solutions while the clueless Obama administration embark on another futile round of "quantitative easing. What they are trying to do is inflate away debt but inflation is the curellist stealth tax. (Also posted at Scribd)

Anti Austerity Protests Bring European Capitals To A Standstill Angry protests have left many European capitals in chaos as millions of workers joined strikes against austerity measures they claim have made their national economies worse. Trade unions in Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy staged a series of demonstrations throughout the continent on the ...

Government Powerless Against a New Wave Of Immigration The government is powerless to stop tens of thousands new migrants heading to Britain after a new EU borders shake-up, Theresa May has admitted. The Home Secretary yesterday warned the Government is legally unable to block Romanian and Bulgarian citizens from coming to the UK under an expansion of ...

Poverty tycoons who make themselves millionaires from taxpayer-funded foreign aid budgetIn responce to questions about Britin's overseas aid budget,David Cameron has said at the United Nations that rather than cutting aid to developing nations in these austere times UK taxpayers should be happy it is being increased. Meanwhile with her own millions safely tied up in trusts Hillary Clinton demands global wealth taxes to raise money for helping the disadvantaged.

The Folly Of Trying To Inflate Away Debt
As the debt crisis grinds on and the creit crunch mutates into the credit famine the clueless politicians and even more clueless economists and academics who advise them can only think of one course of action. That is to inflate away their debt problem by devaluing currency to the extent at whic a bag of potatoes or wheat grain costs $£€ 1 trillion. Inflation is the cruellest tax, destroying the savings and pensions of sensible people and rewarding irresponsibility.

Feeding The Monster
As Spain's economy nears collapse and economists call for Europe's taxpayers to stump up still more money for a bigger bailout fund to save bankrupt nations, The Daily Stirrer economic expert under his new nom de plume explains why efforts to save the Euro are throwing good money after bad.

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How Science Became The Most Famous Victim Of COVID-19

The Covid-19 madness is still raging. Shortly before settling down to make a start on the first draft of this article, while I was doing a few last minute fact checks actually, I noticed the teaser for a propaganda piece attacking the idea that statistics for deaths from COVID have been vastly inflated. Calling such well documented facts 'misinformation' the author began his defence of health tyranny by invoking the usual kind of weasel words used by the pseudo - scientists behind the hoax pandemic. It is beyond dispute, he asserted, that at the time of writing 183,000 deaths in the UK have been associated with COVID-19.

"Associated with," I thought, "OK, and everybody who ate beef in 1872 has since died, so all those deaths were associated with eating beef. See how the people who claim to be 'led by The Science' try to disguise sleazy dishonesty with a high minded tone. I also read at some time in the pandemic that all of us carry around 40,000 different types of virus in our bodies, (I did a lot of reading during lockdowns.) I have no idea if that figure is anywhere near correct, although conventional medical wisdom is that we all carry many viruses, 40,000 seems a lot. But let's run with it for now to illustrate a point. The death of anybody who died in the past two years could be said to be 'associated' with any of those viruses, just as the deaths of many people who had long term conditions such as cancer, heart failure, emphysema or diabetes to name but a few, were 'associated' with COVID because they died (of whatever,) within 28 days of having tested positive as a result of taking a very unscientific test (neither PCR test with its 80% false positives not the lateral flow test which returns a positive result if the subject had any kind of coronavirus including the common cold or flu, with the past few years.


  The misinformation and brazen propaganda by the media, government, (both politicians and bureaucrats,) trained doctors and researchers in the pockets of the big pharmaceutical companies, which became the staple on radio, television, and on the world wide web with the help of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter when the Wuhan virus started spreading in China, was phenomenal. One of the most spurious enduring images was people dropping dead on the streets of China.  

After that came the lies and the massaging of covid death figures when it hit all the four corners of the globe. The game changed completely with Trump’s announcement that hydroxychloroquine was a therapy. The mainstream media attacked the US President like a pack of rabid dogs. Yet since then the drug formerly known as quinine has been shown in peer reviewed studies to be highly effective as a preventative for COVID and a therapy forthe more seious symptoms.

Within a short period after Trump’s statement, hit pieces were published claiming that hydroxychloroquine causes heart arrhythmias, which was presented as very dangerous and life threatening. The most famous one was a study published in the prestigious British medical journal – Lancet – which stated that anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine did not help to curb COVID-19 and might cause death in patients. Any doctor who has worked in tropical areas where malaria is endemic would recongnise that as nonsense, hydroxychloroquine has been used as a medication for malaria since the seventeenth century and is known as one of the safest drugs available. 


that was when I became suspicious and critical about the nonsense being peddled by the media. My first question at the time was if the drug is dangerous as they claimed, why was it on the World Health Organisation list of essential drugs? Besides, it wasn’t just for malaria treatment in African, but also for Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is an FDA approved drug for well over sixty years. I couldn’t help it, but come to the conclusion that something wasn’t right. Just under two weeks after the assassination piece on hydroxychloroquine, Lancet retracted the article and issued an apology, but it was too late; the harm had already been done. Big Tech took upon themselves to become prosecutors and judges on the issue of hydroxychloroquine as a cure for Covid-19. Dr Stella Immanuel, a real doctor who treated Covid patients, press conference in front of U.S. supreme court promoting the use of the drug was taken down by the autocratic tech companies. Some of these blatant abuses of power triggered a lot of YouTubers and bloggers on other Big Tech platforms to question and critique the management of the pandemic by governments around the globe especially the lockdown, which was destroying economies, and sadly, lots of countries are still paying the price. Almost anything that went against the narrative of the mainstream media fed by Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates were shut down by Big Tech especially YouTube. People lost their channel for just being critical of the official Covid narrative. All this while, Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci and the media were drumming lockdowns and vaccine as the only route to stop the pandemic. While here in Britain, those who were formulating the rules, Prof Neil Ferguson director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, were flouting it.

By October 2020, expects with common sense and heart for humanity have gleaned enough information to realise that the course being taken by governments around the globe was harmful and detrimental to especially children and the world economy. Consequently, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Dr Sunetra Gupta, infectious disease epidemiologist and a professor of theoretical epidemiology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford and Dr Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and biostatistician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, wrote what has now become known as the – Great Barrington Declaration. Newspapers skewered the signatories, and the above experts were described as fringe and derided their conclusions. I never knew professors from Harvard, Oxford and Stanford can be equated to professors from community colleges and described as crackpots

One and half years on we all know that it was Big Tech, the mainstream media and self-serving politicians that were spreading misinformation and actually killing people by their actions. At the time, when these satanic forces were railing against hydroxychloroquine there was no known cure, so you will think that if this drug has a minute chance of helping some Covid patients, it makes sense to try it at a juncture when the disease was more or less a death sentence for many people. Because, back then, they knew that the drug, at least, prevents the replication of some viruses. It is therefore sensible and logical to try it especially when there was nothing available. On the other hand, they rather put patients experiencing cytokine storms on ventilators killing them in the process.

Few months later, Ivermectin, joined the fray. According to WHO, it is one of the safest drugs on the planet with little side effects. It even won a Nobel Prize for the creators, William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura. The brawling that followed was lethal. Joe Rogan, one of the biggest podcasters on the planet had Covid-19 and the drug was prescribed by his doctor to treat the disease. So, when Joe got better, he posted a short clip claiming that Ivermectin helped him out. In essence, he was promoting the drug, and the media goons were let lose. CNN reported that he took horse dewormer to treat Covid 19, which was patently false. The mainstream media all over the Western world shut down the use of this cheap therapies and promoted remdesivir, which cost more than $3,000 per five-day treatment. The latter is an unfordable drug and it would have bankrupted even the United States government if they had rolled it out to everybody who tested positive. So, all that was left was the much-awaited vaccine – the dream child of Dr Bill Gates and Lord Anthony Fauci. Strangely, the vaccines, which were developed under Donald Trump, during its developmental stages solicited vitriolic attack from Joe Biden, which he said he will not take a vaccine rolled out by Trump. However immediately Biden took over office, his tune changed overnight. He repeated that the vaccine will solve the Covid problem with a panoply of promises as if he was God, besides a catalogue of billion and one lies from his bureaucrats. Lord Fauci bellowed several times that the vaccine was effective, the CDC director Dr Rochelle Wallensky trumpeted that those who take the vaccine do not carry the virus and don’t get sick. We know after more than a year of the vaccine roll out that they were all lies. They scared people with inflated figures of Covid death; twisting the arms of shell-shocked populations around the world to take the vaccine. In the United Kingdom, published data suggest 154,000 deaths but according ONS - Office for National Statistics – only17,371 died purely from Covid-19 without any underlying medical conditions with average age of 82.5 years. Come to think of it, every year in Britain 700,000 people give up the spirit and the national economy is not shut down on their account. What really makes me angry is the fact that all that they promised about the vaccine has fallen flat. It does not prevent a vaccinated person from catching the virus, it doesn’t prevent transmission, neither does it prevent hospitalisation or death. So, my question is what is the mileage of the vaccine when it cannot do any of the above and some policy makers want to pump it into the arms of children whom this virus hardly affects. Besides, it is sheer stupidity to even think of vaccinating people who have contracted the virus naturally and have developed antibodies.

What is the Ghana Education Service thinking with their policy of vaccinating SHS students? There is no logic here. Why vaccinate a demographic group that does not suffers from this virus? Sweden did not follow the nonsense adopted by almost every country when the virus ripped through the world. They did not close their schools, but carried on as normal and not a single child died of Covid. The vaccine is infective. People who are triple jabbed are still catching the virus and dying and they blame it on the unvaccinated. If that is the case why is that there was an outbreak on a fully vaccinated passengers on a cruise ship – The Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas – in Miami, American. The cruise ship was on the high seas farther way from Covid-19 polluted environment. So, how did that happen? Sports men are collapsing at a record rate. A lot of young people who have taken the vaccine have been diagnosed with myocarditis and pericarditis. And no one know how this is going to affect them in the long term. If the vaccine does not stop a vaccinated person from spreading virus, then what is the point in vaccinating young children that the virus hardly has any effect. Ghanaian doctors should rise against this nonsense. They should be on the right side of history and stop the evil juggernaut of the pharmaceutical industrial complex. If the rest of the world have parted with logic that does not mean we that should follow like sheep. According to Gordon Gekko, sheep get slaughtered.