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    Beast from the east

    Best get cracking with pond covers !!!

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/988705...nter-years/amp

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    Dont want any of that Aj
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    remarkable that the paper can predict so far into the future when the weather forecast falls away after 3 days
    the slow pond build thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowsaw View Post
    remarkable that the paper can predict so far into the future when the weather forecast falls away after 3 days
    Haha thought that when a read January like but we have had a strange year so it wouldn't surprise me to be 10 foot under snow

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    remarkable that the paper can predict so far into the future when the weather forecast falls away after 3 days


    Either that or they've been told to intentionally seed the idea in the public consciousness, for nefarious purposes (this is in the realms of esoteric knowledge, so I appreciate that it might sound like a bizarre thing, to the ears of folks unfamiliar with such matters).

    Yet another possibility is weather modification / warfare. Yes, humans (particularly, though not exclusively, the nasty sods with malevolent, self-serving, agendas) have really had the ability to modify the weather, for many, many decades. This isn't conspiracy theory; it is scientific fact.


    ...or it might be a sincere attempt at natural weather predicition, using ever-improving climate-modelling computation.


    Whatever actually comes to pass, I certainly hope we don't end up experiencing a nasty winter.

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    I’m sure they say that every year lol

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    Any extreme weather is blamed on global warming...
    They said we were going to have 3 months of 30c+ this summer....
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Whenever you read any tabloid extreme weather story look for the names "Brian Gaze" "TheWeatherOutlook", "Exacta Weather" and "Positive Weather Solutions".

    Also look for an advertisement half way down the page to save money on energy bills.

    If you see any of the above the story is complete rubbish and part of an advertising "scam".


    This time every year we get these stories and if you look at this link you'll see the same stories come up every year (usually with the names listed above within the content).... You can look page after page going back to 2012 and you'll see the same story repeated multiple times between September and January every single year:

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsr...4dUDCAs&uact=5
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    Just read through that Sun Weather Story.... It looks like the whole story was paid for by SwitchCraft

    Also if you search for all stories written by the author, in this case Brittany Vonow", you'll notice she writes these stories for papers all around the world including Australian tabloids, and most of her stories also have an advertisement half way down the page for Switchcraft.

    Here's what she wrote for the Sun in March, and there's many more like it:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/865137...-polar-vortex/



    This stuff really bothers me because these stories genuinely scare the living daylights out of Koi keepers and pensioners alike who cut back on food etc so they can prepare for big heating bills, and then when the real freeze gets forecast they won't believe it and they'll freeze to death (or their Koi will).

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    It's back to the first ever mention of recession the papers scared every one in to not spending money with put us in the recession if the news had kept out of it I truly believe that that would have past by with 95 percent of people not even knowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    It's back to the first ever mention of recession the papers scared every one in to not spending money with put us in the recession if the news had kept out of it I truly believe that that would have past by with 95 percent of people not even knowing

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    You are bang on with that.

    The whole stock market works on sentiment.

    If you look at Google Trends you can predict all sorts of things, including recessions, look here, there might be another one on the way:

    https://trends.google.com/trends/exp...ll&q=recession

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    The saying is years old of money makes the world go round . . You take money out of it you kill every thing . If that's right and there is one on the way watch the poor stop spending what little they have and the rich move money to off shore or move them selves and money off shore . . And the only ones to keep making the money are the papers and news be it recession or weather or how a celeb wipes there arse people will buy and do belive . . Ignorance is bliss

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    It also amazes me how few people ever pause to question the brainwashing the public has been subjected to, this past decade or two, regarding so-called 'Global Warming'.

    We are told there have been 'ice ages' in the past - well, if that's true (and it might well be), then why aren't we in an ice age now? Err... perhaps it's because there is an endless NATURAL cyclical fluctuation of global temperature, upwards and downwards, upwards and downwards, influenced, to no small degree, by Earths orbit in relation to the sun...

    Did the most recent of these ice ages suddenly cease to be just within the past century and a half (i.e. with the onset of the industrial revolution)? NO. Quite bloody obviously, NO.

    There is a growing backlash against the Global Warming brainwashing (in so much as we are endlessly subjected to the B$ that it's primarily due to carbon dioxide emisions), with many claiming that a specific faction of the elites have created this public belief as a means to make VAST profits from taxing carbon dioxide emisions (companies and individuals). Personally, I do believe the planet might be warming by a few degrees per century, but I don't believe the incessant brainwashing about carbon dioxide emisions being the primary cause of it, nor the doomsday pessimists who assert that the planet will be destroyed by it - nature ebbs and flows, and always will ebb and flow.

    I don't claim to know the reason for everything - all I am saying is that I wish a much larger percentage of humankind would, at the very least, pause and question the B$ we are bombarded with, by a globalised media run by a few selfish elites with their selfish agendas.

    We still life in a world where a majority of people believe that pieces of paper have intrinsic value, without even pausing to realise they are a scam devised to bleed the prosperity of the masses for the benefit of the elites (start with learning what 'fractional reserve banking' is, then 'fiat currency', and then learn how 'foreclosure' is a cruel tool used by banks to convert digital debt (thin air) into material assets). Recessions and stockmarket crashes are engineered to achieve similar aims. Cryptocurrency will not save us from this - it may disempower us even further, as a cashless society will leave us even more vulnerable to the whims of those who control the digital ones and zeros.

    I take a modicum of comfort in observing that the internet does seem to be gradually increasing the percentage of people who are pausing to question what they've been conditioned to believe, and my hope is that this may snowball, exponentially!


    Anyway, did somebody say there was a Koi forum around here, somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MustBeSomethingInTheWater View Post

    Anyway, did somebody say there was a Koi forum around here, somewhere?
    Pond is now at 19C
    it had a fairly swift drop from 17C to 15C a few days ago which i wasn't expecting so soon.
    and the fish didn't like it at all.

    so dropped a bunch of aquarium heaters i still had in the loft,
    into the last filter to slowly rescue the temp. fish seem much happier.
    i also bought an Electro pond heater today just need to hook it up.
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    ...dropped a bunch of aquarium heaters i still had in the loft,
    into the last filter to slowly rescue the temp. fish seem much happier.
    i also bought an Electro pond heater today just need to hook it up.

    Hope you're not running those aquarium heaters via a smart-meter, Dave...

    (must... resist... going off on one about the B$ the public have been told about the supposed 'good' smart meters are for)


    I'm being playful, obviously, but there is a serious underlying aspect
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    sick of scottish power ringing up about smart meters.
    i know how much energy i use...
    i've got economy 7 so paying 13p/kWh day 7p/kWh night.

    but i'll be fitting a heat exchanger to the house wall in the garden and boxing it in.
    then running pond water to it, probably use a TC10 to control it via a pump as i have a few of them kicking around.
    as the gas is only 2.7p/kWh

    next big job is a cover for the pond, will probably go with 25mm polycarbonate.
    but might rig an extra insulation jacket for night time, and take it off again every morning.
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    sick of scottish power ringing up about smart meters.
    i know how much energy i use...
    i've got economy 7 so paying 13p/kWh day 7p/kWh night.

    but i'll be fitting a heat exchanger to the house wall in the garden and boxing it in.
    then running pond water to it, probably use a TC10 to control it via a pump as i have a few of them kicking around.
    as the gas is only 2.7p/kWh

    next big job is a cover for the pond, will probably go with 25mm polycarbonate.
    but might rig an extra insulation jacket for night time, and take it off again every morning.
    Blimey, they are good rates.

    Cheapest I can get here in South East is 13p on a normal tariff. Economy 7 cheapest is 10p / 16p plus 22p standing charge.

    Cheapest gas is 3.3p.

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    Am gunna have to have a look ar8und like . Am 29.20p standing and 17.189p unit rate !!!! With Scottish power

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    sick of scottish power ringing up about smart meters.
    i know how much energy i use...
    i've got economy 7 so paying 13p/kWh day 7p/kWh night.

    but i'll be fitting a heat exchanger to the house wall in the garden and boxing it in.
    then running pond water to it, probably use a TC10 to control it via a pump as i have a few of them kicking around.
    as the gas is only 2.7p/kWh

    next big job is a cover for the pond, will probably go with 25mm polycarbonate.
    but might rig an extra insulation jacket for night time, and take it off again every morning.
    You seem to know what your talking about Dave
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Am gunna have to have a look ar8und like . Am 29.20p standing and 17.189p unit rate !!!! With Scottish power

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    Have a look at people's energy.
    They are much cheaper than the big 6 and I like their business model as their customers are the shareholders so will receive dividends.

    Let me know if you want to switch to them as I think there's a commission for both of us if I recommend someone.

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