The Royal Hunger Games 2024

The Royal Hunger Games 2024

The Royal Hunger Games 2024 SGUK Episode 119   Introduction In this podcast we revisit and update the Royal Hunger Games that we first took a brief look at the games tournament in 2021, which was developing into a regular practice of behaviour, and has now become accepted protocol.  All the factions still take part, representing their particular House of Windsor, but with each passing year, the sequels have taken on a formulaic approach to conducting business and it appears that the franchise may be drawing to a close.  The reason for this is that there are really only two main teams, with a variety of stakeholder teams still present, but by way of trying to ensure that each small group survives, they are opting to give support to one of the two larger teams left standing. One small new team emerged throughout the 3 sequels of the Games, and have been innovative in the way that they plan to grow and build strength and...
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Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund_Episode 12 in a Series of 12_featuring Steam Connection and Young People’s Aliance

Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Episode 12 of 12 Steam Connection and Young People’s Alliance   SGUK Episode 116   Steam Connection About Us:- The STEAM Connection is dedicated to a vital mission: ensuring that young minds have access to technical education by harnessing the transformative potential of robotics. However, our purpose goes beyond mere instruction. We are a collective of underrepresented individuals, members of the youth, who never had the privilege of seeing ourselves reflected in the media during our formative years. By amplifying our narratives and sharing our unique experiences, we aim to inspire every young person who shares our background to recognize that they too belong in this world. Indigenous youths deserve access to culturally responsive + accessible technical education one robot at a time Building The Future One Step at a Time The STEAM Connection is on a mission to make technical education accessible for youth through the power of robotics. ​About Us Indigenous youths deserve access to culturally responsive + accessible technical education. 11k+ Free EKGAR robots sent 800k+ Youths reached...
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RT Youth Power Fund_Part 11 of 12_ReThink_Seattle Student Union_ Seek Common Ground

Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Part 11 of 12 ReThink & Seattle Student Union & Seek Common Ground   Episode 115 ReThink ReThink is an award-winning, innovative, nonintrusive, patented technology that effectively detects and stops online hate before the damage is done.  ReThink is a student-led movement too! “ReThink is transforming lives and conquering cyberbullying. Together, we will end digital hate “- forever.- Trisha PrabhuCEO of ReThink, Inc. https://youtu.be/MImyLXYszX8?si=ydctZyZJOpljHZdD   https://youtu.be/U5fZtneySM4?si=IwtwbnhY7y7sfWPO How did it all start?  It started when Trisha decided to be engaged UpStander, and not a silent ByStander In the fall of 2013, Trisha, then 13 years old, read a news story about the suicide of an 12 year old girl from Florida who had been repeatedly cyber-bullied by her classmates. She was shocked, heartbroken, and outraged. She wondered - how could a girl younger than herself be pushed to take her own life? She knew, something had to change. Deeply moved by the silent pandemic of cyberbullying and passionate to stop it in adolescents, Trisha created the patented...
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Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Part 10 of 12 Re Our Subscription to Addiction – Public Knowledge – Reboot

Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Part 10 of 12 Re Our Subscription to Addiction – Public Knowledge – Reboot   Episode 114 Our Subscription to Addiction https://www.oursubscription.org/         Public Knowledge 2023 Emerging Tech Emerging Tech brings together public interest advocates, policymakers, and companies to discuss the promise, pitfalls, and policy implications of cutting-edge tech. Public Knowledge hosts Emerging Tech to bring together public interest advocates, policymakers, and companies on the cutting edge of technology. The event helps inform policymakers about the promise, potential pitfalls, and policy implications of fast-moving tech dominating headlines and impacting our society in new ways. We invite industry experts from across the country to join us for an all-day discussion as well as a reception and tech showcase, where guests can experience the latest technologies first-hand and get to know the people driving the next iteration of the internet. In 2023, the event focused on generative AI, XR technologies, and the decentralized web. Science fiction novelist, journalist, and technology activist Cory Doctorow keynoted the event. Doctorow...
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Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Part 9 of 13 Re The Log Off Movement and Next Gen Connect

Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Part 9 of 13 Re The Log Off Movement and Next Gen Connect   SGUK Ep 113 The Log Off Movement – About Us The LOG OFF movement was created in June of 2020 by the then high school senior, Emma Lembke. The movement formed in response to Lembke’s personal struggle with social media usage, its negative impact on her mental health, and the absence of youth voices in the dialogue surrounding social media advocacy. Once launched, LOG OFF dedicated itself to uplifting and empowering youth to tackle the complexities of social media and its impact on younger generations. Initially, this mission was accomplished through an array of initiatives housed within their website: advocacy efforts, youth leadership community, podcast, and blog. As the LOG OFF movement has evolved over the past 3 years, so have its efforts.   OUR MISSION LOG OFF is a youth-led, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping kids, teens, and young people build healthy relationships with social media and online platforms. Our Vision We envision...
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RT Youth Power Fund – Part 8 of 13 – Half the Story and Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Episode 112 – Part 8 of 13 Half The Story and The Institute for Strategic Dialogue   Half the Story #HalfTheStory is the pioneering non-profit on a mission to empower the next generation's relationship with technology through research, education, and advocacy.   In May 2015, our founder, Larissa May shared her struggle with mental health on social media and #HalfTheStory was born, pioneering  the leading digital wellbeing movement for the next generation. We work with educational institutions, State and Federal governments, and fortune 500 companies to create new standards 🌟 OUR PURPOSE We believe that knowledge is power and a world that thrives with technology is possible. A world where teens aren’t consumed by unregulated algorithms. Where no one falls for fake news over real facts. Where we, not big data, have control over our lives. A world where digital wellbeing is a fundamental human right. Our mission is to rebuild the next generation’s relationship with technology, and it starts with unpacking the toll...
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Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Good for Media and Generation Patient

Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Good for Media and Generation Patient

Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund – Good for Media and Generation Patient Episode 111 Part 7 out of 13 in this Series   Introduction The Non Profit organisations which are looking at today, is Generation Patient and Good For Media. Good for MEdia #GoodforMEdia is a peer mentoring campaign for older teens and young adults to share their personal stories, insights and strategies with younger teens and tweens to support their healthy engagement with technology and social media. Young people are gaining access to technology and social media at younger and younger ages. This opens up amazing new ways to play, connect and create. But most of these platforms were not created with our best interests in mind and are filled with potential pitfalls and dilemmas that can threaten our mental health and wellbeing. Many of us lack adequate guidance from the adults in our lives to fully understand the risks and make informed choices. We believe in the power of peers to influence and educate each other in...
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RT Youth Power Fund – Detroit Heals Detroit and Encode Justice

RT Youth Power Fund – Detroit Heals Detroit and Encode Justice

RT Youth Power Fund – Detroit Heals Detroit and Encode Justice Episode 109   Introduction Who We Are – Our Mission and Vision Mission:  Detroit Heals Detroit exists to foster healing justice for Detroit youth in which they are able to transform their pain into power. With a goal to combat trauma, we use healing centered engagement to share our greatest vulnerabilities with the rest of the world while simultaneously working to dismantle oppressive systems for marginalized Detroit youth. Vision:  Our organization was created by Detroit youth for Detroit youth, between the ages of 12-21, who have been walking and developing in a world that has sought to silence their pain. Exposure to trauma has a profound impact on cognitive development and academic outcomes and our specific students in Detroit seem to wake up to trauma like its breakfast. We understand that Detroit youth face more challenges than any individual person can remedy so our goal is to help each other heal from the trauma together. We need...
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VOICES OF IMPACT:  STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION & EMPOWERMENT

VOICES OF IMPACT: STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION & EMPOWERMENT

  VOICES OF IMPACT: STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION & EMPOWERMENT   SGUK Podcast Episode 103 Introduction This week’s podcast episode continues with the theme of Archewell successes, by shining a light on a  sample few voicing their joy at where their experiences with an organisation has led them, in terms of the direction and aspirations for their futures.  These are tangible outcomes, that can and are being tracked to show the evidence of how an idea, can turn into a tangible measurable project, and that those on the receiving end of any type of assistance, can speak easily of their learning journey, and how much their lives have changed, and those people around them.  Many have gone on into careers where they can help others achieve their hopes and aspirations. I was spoilt for choice, when I looked back over research notes for every organisation that The Archewell Foundation is linked to in some way. Extrapolating out from the organisations themselves, and the outcomes achieved in conjunction with...
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The Impact of the Archewell Foundation – A Series – Part Two

The Impact of the Archewell Foundation – A Series – Part Two

The Impact of the Archewell Foundation - A Series - Part Two Featuring - URL Media and PressPad   Introduction Hello everyone.  Ivy here.  This weeks podcast looks at two media organisations that are working in partnership with the Archewell Foundation over the last two plus years.  One is USA based and the other is based here in the UK.  Both have increased their activity over the last couple of years or so, but like all small organisations, any help with promotion of their aims and objectives can never do any harm.  Both have measurable data relating to the impact of their work with a variety of individuals and groups.  Nothing on here is about any type of performative activity.  Much ore detail on their respective websites – this is just an overview to show how when project leaders know what they are doing, and join forces with like minded people, and then can be blessed with additional resources this is how you uplift...
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Never Underestimate the Power of The Mind

Never Underestimate the Power of The Mind

    SGUK Never Underestimate the Power of the Mind Episode 95   Introduction This weeks podcast takes an overview of how UK Media have viewed and described Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex since childhood, covering his childhood years and ongoing trauma since the loss of his mother, though his Eton years, through his military years and the unwanted media attention which he had to endure at various periods including in the middle of live on the ground war zone activity, all to then go on to publish cynical articles, about their experiences.  Harry’s location was twice given away to the media during his ten years in the miliary and both times he had to be called back to civilian Royal life. Deliberate actions on behalf of the BRF I am sure.  UK Media needed him back. They needed their prey back. When it came to meeting a USA actress, who was a high achiever and high scoring academic, a multi lingual activist and a strong...
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Clout Chasers for Relevance

Clout Chasers for Relevance

SGUK Podcast – Clout Chasers for Relevance Episode 94   Introduction This week’s podcast is entitled Clout Chasing for Relevance.  We will look at two organisations who attached themselves to Prince Harry, for nothing else but to raise the profile of their respective organisations, under a fake or at best, less than important reason for the matter to be investigated in relation to anything that Harry had been working on previously. Both topics given as the fictitious reason for investigation would have been more use in one of the two cases, if another individual from a choice of several could have and should have been investigated on a number of fronts.  In the other example, it was not so much the individual that this clout chaser was pursuing, but an organisation who officially handles such topics, is in their line of fire relating to how they have handled previous documentation. Sometimes it pays to ignore UK media, in fact I would say most of the...
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The Chilling Encounter – We See You

The Chilling Encounter – We See You

The Chilling Encounter – We See You SGUK Episode 92   The Chilling Encounter Earlier this week Harry, Meghan and Doria were hounded by paparazzi in New York city for 2 hours. Paparazzi following the police escort cars that accompanied the Sussexes own security detail.  Apparently the paparazzi surrounded the venue where Meghan and other women were attending a function in celebration of their advocacy work relating to various aspects of equality.  Harry and Meghan’s mother attended the event in support of Meghan.  Paparazzi waiting outside, did not know which entrance Meghan would be entering or exiting the building, so they apparently surrounded the complex. As things turned out, they were unable to get a quality shot of any photos because Meghan and Harry and Doria were surrounded by security who deliberately ‘enveloped’ the Sussex crew, ensuring that quality photos could not be taken.  There were a number of media people outside various doors, who did manage to take a few photos, but on...
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Challenges and Achievements

Challenges and Achievements

Harry and Meghan – Challenges and Achievements Since Independence SGUK Episode 91  Introduction This channel is going to focus on the work of Harry and Meghan, and in the coming weeks, most podcasts won’t have any more than a footnote in terms of mention of the British Royal Family – if any at all. They are mentioned here and there in this podcast, because this is the first step on this element of the Sussex trajectory and the content of this podcast moving forward.  It is not for this channel to give the BRF relevance in Sussex activity.  There is a whole team of Royal Rota journalists that are more than the double the size of the Working Royals, who are employed to show that the BRF is relevant in todays society, whether that is the case or not.  That is their role, not mine.   What are the key areas for my podcast channel going forward? The Sussexes have been very successful, despite family interference...
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Hate for Hire – UK Tabloid Journalists Legacy

Hate for Hire – UK Tabloid Journalists Legacy

Hate for Hire - UK Journalists Legacy Introduction This extract from an article in the Independent published in November 2015, still applies today.  Events since that article has provided more than enough evidence which clearly states there is a growing problem, relating to the various ways now that hate rhetoric is spread around the globe, and the targets of that rhetoric are suffering and some have lost their lives.  It links to aspects of Human Rights Legislation, and the framework around the Human Rights Act, needs to reflect the modern developments in terms of how to recognise and deal with perpetrators.   The role of the media in the rise of hate crime in the UK is unequivocal. For too long now the right-wing tabloid press in the UK has vilified minorities and vulnerable groups. This vilification is by no means a new phenomenon and has long existed in British Media. By  Sajda Mughal OBE 7/7 Survivor, Multi award winning community activist and counter extremism expert. 24/10/2017 12:29pm BST Unrecognisable...
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British Royal Family and The Brexit Vote – The Same Business Model

British Royal Family and The Brexit Vote – The Same Business Model

BRF and Brexit Vote – Same Business Model  SGUK Ep 89   On 23rd June 2016, the UK Referendum on European Membership took place in the UK and Gibralter, commonly referred to the European Referendum or the Brexit Referendum. The vote resulted in 51.9% of the votes cast were I favour of leaving the EU. The referendum itself was not legally binding but the government of the day decided to implement the result – the wish of the people etc. In October 2016 tabloids began to publish articles about Meghan and Harry’s relationship and that it appeared that Harry was “besotted” with Meghan.  The tabloids claimed their information came from reliable sources – their usual MO.  The articles were far from complimentary, and it was evident that the tabloids in their usual sleazy style went digging for as much information as possible.  It was also clear that they had decided looking for salacious news would attract more attention than looking for positive news about...
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Brand UK – Dysfunctionality – Government & Monarchy

Brand UK – Dysfunctionality – Government & Monarchy

Brand UK – Dysfunctionality Government & Monarchy Episode 85   Introduction The UK appears to be caught up in a type of whirlwind.  A whirlwind manufactured and developed within the UK, to a point many if not most of us wake up each (assuming we managed to get a good sleep in the first place) wondering what meteor is going to strike us today, and what contingency plans can we start to think about now, that may come in handy during the day if another metaphorical meteor strikes today.  That is how many of us are living.  The mental health issues stacking up in this country is going to take many decades of professional interventions to even scrape the surface of the issues in play, and even more books written on the lessons learned each time we go up a gear in mental and physical suffering. Each of the top societal groups are the cause of these whirlwinds, and their attempt at hiding their mistakes and...
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The Coronation of a Narcissist

The Coronation of a Narcissist

The Coronation of a Narcissist No Other European Monarchy Still Has a Coronation   Introduction This week’s podcast and accompanying article looks at the current King and the next in line of succession – both of whom have displayed strong traits of narcissism, particularly over the last 6 years.  As the previous Queen Elizabeth became visibly less in control of her physical and mental health, due to illness, the traits of Prince Charles and his eldest son Prince William, have never been more evident.  Both of them clearly have fragile egos, and want and expect to be loved and revered simply because of their Titles, not because of their positive and inviting behaviour.  I always used to wander why the Queen held on to power for so long.  Even  knowing that when she became the Queen in her early 20s she vowed to be of life long service to the nation, and that she would only leave it due to death.  Having seen the...
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The Tale of 2 Dukes of Sussex

The Tale of 2 Dukes of Sussex

The Tale of Two Dukes of Sussex   Introduction This podcast will explore the dichotomy of the treatment of both Dukes of Sussex, by their respective fathers/Kings - in comparison to the treatment of other prominent Royals seen as exemplary. In all comparisons, the outcomes for both Dukes have been better than ever imagined, and in the case of the 2nd Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry is by far the most successful in terms of wealth and popularity and most of all, independence. The punitive actions taken against both Dukes, never achieved what both Kings expected. In today's age of social media with the vehicle of the internet, each punitive action is publicised around the globe in seconds and is seen by most for what each action is meant to cause. It hasn't worked. The reverberations from the games played already continues to wreak havoc on the ones dishing out the punishments. Weakening the very institution it originally intended to strengthen and prolong...
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Come in Royal Rota – Your Time is Up

Come in Royal Rota – Your Time is Up

Come In Royal Rota – Your Time is Up SGUK Episode 81  Introduction In order to give context as to how and why some people in powerful positions thought it would be a good idea to have a large group of people who solely reported on the UK Royal Family and no one else, this podcast explore the main reasons why the UK and USA have tabloids but how and why the UK decided to go to extremes in order to get a story and sometimes according to one professional, be prepared to “violate laws”.  All of these people, officially referred to as journalists, work for a tabloid newspaper, and between the group chosen by Editors of said tabloids, but the British Royal Family having the final say so, as to whether or not they are considered the type of people who will fit in with the Royal Family, gives you some idea of the type of coverage required/preferred by the Monarch...
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Come in No 7 – Your Time is Up

Come in No 7 – Your Time is Up

Come in No 7 – Your Time is Up   Introduction For reference, the title of this podcast is related to the overall theme of this and the following two podcasts, and is based on a British television series from the late 1960s/1970s called The Prisoner.  It centred on an unnamed British intelligence agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village, where his captors designated him as Number 6, and try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Episode plots have elements of science fiction, allegory ( which means it is literary device or artistic form – a narrative or visual representation in which a character, place, or event can be interpreted to represent a hidden meaning with moral or political significance. Authors have used this approach to illustrate or convey complex ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible or striking to its viewers, readers or listeners) and psychological drama, as well as spy fiction. The...
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SGUK Episode 79 – Book Review Part 3 of SPARE

SGUK Episode 79 – Book Review Part 3 of SPARE

SGUK Episode 79 – Book Review Part 3 of SPARE   Introduction Reading through each section of the book, confirmed for me and I believe supporters of Prince Harry, that being in the military saved Harry from all the toxic clouds that descended on him throughout childhood, and particularly his experiences post 1997.  I mean by that Harry had to deal with various labels from birth, all relating to him not being or even allowed to be brighter or more popular than those higher in the line of succession.  A child told from an early age that they are less than, and that they must forever dim their light, to ensure that others look brighter.  That is abuse right there, from the get go.  The situation of a child having to navigate through various psychological push backs were made far worse by the dysfunctional setting he was in with most if not all of his relatives being dysfunctional themselves, and an institution behaving...
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SGUK Ep 78 – Part 2 of 3 Book Review of_Spare

SGUK Ep 78 – Part 2 of 3 Book Review of_Spare

SGUK Ep 78 – Part 2 of 3 Book Review of Spare   Introduction Following on from last week’s podcast, this weeks publication focuses on life in the military for Harry, and the way that military life was a preferred place to be for Harry compared to life in the UK as a member of the Royal Family.  He is on record stating this fact many times over the years, but it a key piece of information that the British Royal Family and its media along with key senior staff within the Firm all chose to ignore.  There are golden threads running from Part One of this podcast series, which link directly to many, if not all of the threads in this section with serious implications for the role of Monarchy in the UK and most definitely formed very strong threads feeding into Section Three. I will state here and now, and emphasise it in Part Three,   that the decisions made which led to...
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Prince Harry’s Book: “Spare”  SGUK Book Review – Section One (1 of 3)

Prince Harry’s Book: “Spare” SGUK Book Review – Section One (1 of 3)

  SGUK Episode 77: Part One  – Spare     Introduction First of all, in order to get the podcast underway, I want to stress the point here, that this is not your usual style of book review.  This podcast and article is written from a readers perspective – not a professional reader, but a reader who is vested in the subject matter.  I made notes of points that jumped out of the pages for me, and as a standalone set of information, there was much that could have been written about the story that was untold, running in the background of the main points listed in the book itself. Whilst I have included a few quotations from all 3 Divisions of the book, I have devoted the 2nd part of this podcast to Section 2 – Bloody But Unbowed, which will air next Sunday on 22nd January 2023. The same approach and methodology will be used, but found from my Notes that this area of the...
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Fragile Egos and Leadership

Fragile Egos and Leadership

Fragile Ego and Leadership Introduction What does it mean when someone is declared to have a fragile ego?  How can it be identified and what are the implications for those around that individual, in the workplace in particular? This podcast explores the signs and the impact of having someone with this form of behaviour in the workplace, and more at risk when that individual is in a management position.  We will explore both fragile egos and leadership along with the impact they have on each other, and as a result the risks and potential outcomes in the workplace. Signs of a Fragile Ego Our ego or self-esteem is how worthy we think we are. It’s part of our self-concept and self-image- how we view ourselves.” “A person with a fragile ego has weak and inconsistent self-esteem. Their sense of self-worth is volatile and subject to the whims of life circumstances and others’ judgments. Seeking validation from others is natural for humans. Our self-esteem is raised when others think...
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Karens and Kevins

Karens and Kevins

Karens and Kevins   Introduction It never ceases to amaze me how many people spend most of their days deliberately filling their minds with activity relating to someone that they claim not to like very much.  Most of their waking hours are spent sitting at a keyboard, or looking into a monitor talking about the target of their ire.  The time spent on social media platforms is monitored and recorded, and most people would be shocked to see how many hours a day some people spend creating multiple accounts, and post from all of them frequently. An unhealthy amount of hours, night and day with a few.  These extreme cases live and breath their target.  I would guess that most of these people who spend so many hours a day doing this obsessive type of activity, live alone.  If they have anyone living in the same household s them, they do not speak to each other very often.  They appear not to have...
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House of Cards

House of Cards

House of Cards SGUK Episode 72 Introduction The 7 pillars are weak. None of them are strong in their own right, and combined they form a weak foundation to build on. The next layer of the construction is inherently weak, not least because no preparation was ever made for the kind of metaphorical bricks that could be utilised in a way that added value potentially and at the very least, maintained solidity in the structure. The approach appears to be picking random bricks that appear available for hire on the ‘help yourself’ skip on Crown land. Only certain shades of bricks are acceptable. The strength of each brick appears not to matter, as long as one is not stronger and longer lasting than the others, as this creates inherent weaknesses to be exposed in all the others. The methodology and approach seems to be, gather the right numbers of bricks from within Crown property services, and ensure that they fit the colour...
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UK Royalty – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

UK Royalty – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea   Ep 71 Introduction Which successful business out there, even the small family businesses out there, wait for their CEO to die before they allow the next one chosen to be CEO is allowed to step into the role?  Alternatively the companies start to look for a new CEO, and have them waiting in the wings for a few months to acclimatise and then step into the role knowing what they need to.  It is almost certain the outgoing family member, will not be frail and in their 90s. Hereditary Monarchies come with inherent risks, along with a myriad of additional concerning factors.  A separate podcast would be required to explore those.  I also focus all of my podcasts on the activities of Harry and Meghan, and/or the actions of The British Royal Family, and the impact upon Harry and Meghan, or worse, when detritus hits the fan of the BRF, their ‘strive to be average to poor’...
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Cocoon – The Return – To Windsor

Cocoon – The Return – To Windsor

Cocoon – The Return to Windsor Episode 70   Context Wikipedia Extract   "About 10,000 years ago, peaceful aliens from the planet Antarea set up an outpost on Earth on Atlantis. When Atlantis sank, twenty aliens were left behind, kept alive in large rock-like cocoons at the bottom of the ocean. Now, a group of Antareans have returned to collect them. Disguising themselves as humans, they rent a house with a swimming pool and charge the water with "life force" to give the cocooned Antareans energy to survive the trip home. They charter a boat from a local captain named Jack, who helps them retrieve the cocoons. After the aliens reveal themselves to him and explain what's going on, he decides to help them. Next door to the house the Antareans are renting is a retirement home. Three of its residents, Ben, Arthur, and Joe, often trespass to swim in the pool next door. They absorb some of the recently charge life force, making them feel younger and stronger....
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The Magnificent 7 Coming to a Town Near You

The Magnificent 7 Coming to a Town Near You

The Magnificent 7 Coming to a Town Near You   Introduction This podcast centres on the new King of the UK and the changes which are imminent with someone new at the helm and who has waited for most of his life to take on this role. Ie most of his 70+ years. In usual UK Monarchy style, things come into the public domain by rumour and innuendo and shade, and always by an unknown source.  To help disseminate the desired message of theme from a message, the BRF use it media arm the Royal Rota, which officially are representatives from a number of popular press here in the UK, but in reality are a group of tabloid newspapers, which the UK popularises as reputable sources for news, and all those in the Royal Rota have an unwritten agreement to popularise the BRF by hunting down anyone who is seen not to show deference to the family, rather than news media hold the UK...
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The Fish Rots From Its Head

The Fish Rots From Its Head

The Fish Rots from its Head Episode 68 Introduction There is an old saying that a fish rots from the head down.  It is phrase that is known in China and in Europe from the period of the Middle Ages. It is certainly a phrase that I heard my parents say throughout my childhood, usually referring to people at the top of organisations. If you look up this phrase, there are a variety of explanations given as to the exact meaning, but all of them are consistent with the notion that the top determines the content.  Ie if the leader of the organisation is poor and ineffective, then it follows the organisation culture and style will replicate that same approach and tone. In one of the reference sources listed below, it refers to a number of corporate scandals which in their own way reflected the fish rotting from the head scenario.  One company it mentioned was Enron, where the Chairman appeared unwilling or unable...
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One Group Always Plays Draughts & The Other Plays An Adept Game of Chess

One Group Always Plays Draughts & The Other Plays An Adept Game of Chess

One Group Always Plays Draughts & The Other Plays An Adept Game of Chess     Episode 67 Introduction From the moment that  Harry announced that his new girlfriend was Meghan, a successful USA Actress in a hugely successful tv network franchise, entitled Suits.  A very popular network staple and which had been running for 7 years at that point.  Once the shock of that announcement had sunk in with UK media, and the obvious annoyance that the Royal Rota were totally unaware that the couple had been seeing one another seriously for 6 months, and that they had also been away to Botswana for a secret romantic break, unknown to the family or the press.  At some point upon their return, Harry clearly informed some members of his family, and knowing what we know now, it was not long before the Rota pack were informed and the salacious and racist rhetoric began in the press in earnest.  Camilla Tominey was proud to tell everyone...
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Can Artificial Intelligence Ever Replace Royal Rota Journalism?

Can Artificial Intelligence Ever Replace Royal Rota Journalism?

Can Artificial Intelligence Ever Replace Royal Rota Journalism? Ep 66   Introduction This weeks podcast, takes a brief look into the world of Artificial Intelligence, and its place in an employment setting.  Does it take jobs away from people, or does it free people up to do other things?  I suspect it is a bit of both.  In the setting where the tasks undertaken are repetitive, and do not take much thinking time, in order to produce the final outcome, there could be an argument for AI to find a home. Royal Reporting is carried out by all the tabloids in the UK, and they all pretty much produce articles on the same topics and people every day.  The analyst in me wonders why so many people have a job where they only write about a handful of people, and in reality, the majority of the subjects for the article are no longer working Royals anyway, so do not come under the remit of the...
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UK Media Obsession With One USA Citizen Not Residing in the UK

UK Media Obsession With One USA Citizen Not Residing in the UK

UK Media Obsession With One USA Citizen Not Residing in the UK     Background The way that certain media groups have made bullying and harassment, together with inciting hateful behaviour on and off line in society is alarming, and what is worse, is that the UK Royal Reporters are leading the pack, with Australia in 2nd place.  The target for their ire is The Duchess of Sussex, and it has gone on for 6 years and counting.  I have no idea about Australia, but the UK media (both televised and printed) has blood on their hands.  People have died, or have been mentally abused by some of their activity, and many are still suffering from the trauma of the interaction with the actions of this group.  People are seen as prey and it seems anything is fair game if the person is in the public eye, or has emerged into the public space as a result of a life changing incident.  The UK...
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Support and Uplift Charities v Swarm Charities With Toxicity in Comment Section

Support and Uplift Charities v Swarm Charities With Toxicity in Comment Section

Support and Uplift Charities v Swarm Charities With Toxicity in Their Comment Sections SGUK Ep 63   Introduction This podcast looks at two distinct groups who support two of people, who are polar opposites in terms of a value base. One is focussed on undertaking projects with outcome focussed results, and including local people impacted by interventions in the planning of each project. The aim is to ensure that they are in a position to have input and to advise what has more chance of success due to environmental factors of various types, as opposed to creating additional damage to the infrastructure of an area or target audience for a future project. The other network relies on traditional support at any activity that they undertake.  There is no measurement of output or any real auditing in terms of benefits achieved and VFM.  Traditionally their support base has been there for decades and will continue to support the entity just for being there.  It has...
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Entry in Societal Groups Based on Race and Privilege?

Entry in Societal Groups Based on Race and Privilege?

Entry in Societal Groups Based on Race and Privilege? Ep 62   Introduction “The social structure of Britain has been highly influenced by the concept of classes. The class system is prevalent in the society of the United Kingdom in the 21st century too. The different classes were formed depending on various factors such as education levels, income and the type of occupation. As per the norms of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, there were basically two social classes. One was called as the House of Lords, comprising of the hereditary upper class and another one was the House of Commons, representing everyone else in the British social hierarchy. We will first discuss the social system of former Britain and then the social system that is prevalent today in  modern Britain. The hierarchy that was prevalent at the time of formation of Great Britain is as follows: Royal Peer or Nobles Baronet Knight Gentry Yeomen Tradesmen Cottagers   Royal: This class belonged to the royal family and was the highest rank....
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UJ Media Snakes and Ladders Journey Around the 7 Stages of Grief Model Since 2020

UJ Media Snakes and Ladders Journey Around the 7 Stages of Grief Model Since 2020

UK Media Snakes & Ladders Journey Around the 7 Stages of Grief Model Since 2020 SGUK Ep 61   Introduction   Following on from previous comments relating to where I considered the Royal Reporters to be on the Kubler Ross 7 Stages of Grief Model in 2020, it thought it worthwhile doing an update, due to all the craziness that has gone on under the guise of professional soundbites, but when in reality nothing could be described as professional behaviour in the UK media world. I have drawn upon a number of reference sources for the opinions I state and as my way of podcasting, I back up my opinions based on research of such behaviours or outcomes previously in similar settings.  I also will draw upon a small publication of my own published in 2019, and extrapolate out from the evidence and thoughts on the direction of travel that was being indicated at the time, and whether or not, any of those predictions became reality....
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I Can’t Believe What You Say, Because I See What You Do

I Can’t Believe What You Say, Because I See What You Do

I Can't Believe What You Say, Because I See What You Do. SGUK Podcast Episode 60     Introduction This podcast looks at the less than confident belief that the UK Monarchy and its partners have certain sectors of the population in their thoughts with their apparent views on those sectors.  Partners in this case are, as I have stated many times in previous podcasts are as follows:- government, aristocracy, police, media – both printed and televised.  As the title suggests, those perceptions are based on what each of those societal groups do, not what they say when elections are near, or any of their fellow groups mentioned are in the limelight for not so glowing reasons.  As usual, each have the others backs because each of them on their own, are less powerful, than when they come together. The extreme views held by many in these groups, and that is not assumption, there is hard evidence readily available.  The protection of each other preserves and...
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You Don’t Need Eyes To See – You Need Vision

You Don’t Need Eyes To See – You Need Vision

You Don’t Need Eyes to See – You Need Vision Ep 58     Introduction This week’s podcast looks at those institutions and businesses who live in the here and now, and pay no heed to what the future may bring.  Thankfully most organisations do not operate that way, and most of those are still going strong, and those who are not, are out of the market by choice. Eg family businesses.  There are, however, a number of organisations who have been used to always being present in the society that they operate in, and see no reason why this would change.  History tells us that this philosophy and framework to operate in is full of flaws, and many of those household names that we have all known since our childhoods, no longer exist on the business or institutional landscapes.  Why? Why have these supposed entities ceased to exist in the modern society? How they fallen out of favour?  Is there a common set of denominators,...
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Still They Rise

Still They Rise

Still They Rise Ep 57   Introduction This week’s podcast explores the continuous rise of The Sussexes despite the barrage of negativity that has been sent their way since the middle of 2016, and the hurdles placed frequently in front of them since their engagement and their marriage in 2018.  We will touch upon the intentions behind those who placed those hurdles hoping that the couple would fail in their aims in life, and we also look at the Institutions behind the campaign of hate which has now become a high value income generator for single purpose hate accounts on social media, and a new influx of income for organisations and owners of social media platforms.  Currently there are limited elements of the law that can be pursued against those inciting hate, and there are next to no legal actions that can be taken against any entity or group or decides that the income is worth the risk, which is currently low. Against this whole...
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Not Even The King

Not Even The King

NOT EVEN THE KING   Introduction This week’s podcast explores sibling relationships within a family business, and whether or not there is a difference in a family setting.  I have looked at a number of reference sources relating to the fall out when a sibling leaves the family business, and in doing so, explored and will make a number of personal observations, as to how the UK Royal Family responded to one person leaving the family not least because they did not regard or treat Meghan as a member of the family or as an employee, and if the truth be known, they used and continue to regard Meghan like bait that hunters and their dogs go after for sport.  No regard to the suffering, it is all a game in Royal circles.  Hunter and Prey mentality.  Seek and destroy the runaway slaves.  The fact that a blue blood prince chose his wife and family over his family, meant that he was regarded...
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The Hill We Climb

The Hill We Climb

The Hill We Climb Ep 55   Introduction Hello everyone, Ivy here.  This weeks podcast is entitled “The Hill We Climb” which is the poem that Amanda Gorman recited at the Inauguration of Joe Biden as the President of the USA and Kamala Harris as the Vice President. I like many people was very impressed with that recital, and I had no hesitation to pre order her book last year.  It was delayed by a few weeks, but I was more than happy to obtain that beautiful publication towards the end of 2021.  I bought the Audible version, and to hear Amanda herself recite her poems makes it very special to me.  The book, in case any of you want to know is called “Call Us What We Carry”. Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles, California. Amanda’s work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Amanda Gorman is the first person to be named...
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Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room   Introduction Re lack of emotional intelligence and the impact of that lack of awareness when one is in a senior position – in this case, senior members of the British Royal Family. The fallout from this limited view of the situation that the UK is in , and a naïve perception of the role of a Monarchy in a changing environment, and the resultant impact on the country as a whole. What Does ‘Read the Room’ Mean? To use one’s intuition to analyse the general mood of the people in a particular setting and act accordingly.  Often used as an imperative Eg., I’ll read the room and see if it’s the right time to have the conversation. If people already seem on edge, I’ll probably wait to bring it up. THE FREE DICTIONARY   To understand the emotions and thoughts of the people present, especially to determine what would be appropriate or inappropriate to say or do WIKTIONARY   To be or become aware of...
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The Lost Souls of Windsor

The Lost Souls of Windsor

The Lost Souls of Windsor   Backwards Britain: Why It’s Time to Abolish the Monarchy | The National Interest A direct quote from an article published in March 2020 in a publication called In The National Interest. “The United Kingdom has more than its fair share of political problems. Three and a half years of acrimonious debate over the European Question—exacerbated by two rancorous general election campaigns—has left Britain with deep social and political divides. The 48 percent who voted to remain inside the European Union (EU) are understandably resentful at the 52 percent who are jubilant at now having left. It sometimes seems as though the very soul of Britain is up for grabs. Will it be an open or closed society? Cosmopolitan or intolerant? Internationalist or introverted?” Moving outside of the quote, my personal opinion and answers to that last question is as follows:- It is becoming increasingly a closed society; it is definitely an intolerant one, when government reports and statutes contain...
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The Psychology of Resentment

The Psychology of Resentment

The Psychology of Resentment (Individuals – Groups – Dysfunctional Families – A Country)   Introduction This week’s podcast examines the phenomenon of the growth of negative coverage of one person, which developed into an industry of hate, commencing with the odd person voicing concerns, and then groups, and 2 dysfunctional families to apparently a whole nation – all according to the UK printed and televised media industry.  None of the media industry personnel who have gone on to develop increased profile careers wallowing in this cesspool of hatred have met the person who has become their target, and none of the groups which have emerged since 2016 when the target came to the attention of the UK population, particularly those who read tabloids, have met the target either.  Apparently UK media speak for the whole country, as they like to run polls with very carefully worded, and where powerful aristocratic families have relatives in senior positions in the polling organisations used and publicised in...
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Welcome to The Royal Twilight Zone

Welcome to The Royal Twilight Zone

Welcome to the Windsor Twilight Zone   Introduction & Context – The Framework for a Windsor Twilight Zone The Twilight Zone was a TV series that first appeared on our screens in 1959.  The idea for this unique tv template was the brainchild of an Emmy award winning writer, Rod Sterling. Rod Sterling became the host and wrote around 80 of the 150+ episodes that aired.  Descriptions are abundant on the internet, including this one, “It is a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. Sterling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white episodes concluded with a surprise ending.  Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well known stories.” The first series ran from 1959 to 1964.  2nd series ran from 1985 to 1989.  In 2019 a new Twilight Zone TV series was developed based on the 1959 series. The narrator for this new series was one of the...
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UK Media Obsession – Stalking and Harassment

UK Media Obsession – Stalking and Harassment

  UK Media Obsession – Stalking / Harassment Let’s Bring It Out From UK Shadows to the Desks of the International Legal Community.   Introduction This weeks podcast explores and ponders on the extraordinary behaviour of UK media when it come to the Sussexes, in particular Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex.  Activity that I as a non legal person considers it to be obsessional, dangerous, and in breach of multiple areas of UK and International Law.  I consider these continual actions, to be carried out for purely self serving purposes.  No regard is paid to the target/s and none of the possible outcomes are positive.  One would think that following on from the demise of Princess Diana, and how all that treatment that ultimately resulted in tragedy, it would seem that nothing has been learnt from those years.  The growth and reach of various social media platforms has given those who want to cause harm and deterioration in the mental health of its targets, has...
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1000+ Years of UK Monarchies

1000+ Years of UK Monarchies

 1000+ Years of UK Monarchies   Introduction – The Time Zones The Normans – 1066-1154 The Norman invasion led by William the Conqueror reshaped Britain – from the rise of castles to the French words that began to appear in the English language The Middle Ages – 1154-1485 The Plantagenet era was a time of conflict, burnished by stories of Richard the Lionheart and victory at Agincourt in 1415 during the Hundred Years War The Tudors – 1485-1603 The Tudor era covers the Renaissance and Henry VIII to the Golden Age and Elizabeth I – via Shakespeare and the Spanish Armada The Stuarts – 1603-1614 The Stuart period witnessed the Great Plague, the Fire of London, religious and political upheaval, the English Civil Wars, a republic and the restoration of the Crown The Hanoverians : 1714-1901 The British Empire reached its peak under foreign rule with four king Georges, William IV and Queen Victoria The Modern Era – 1901-2022 Today’s monarchy – with Queen Elizabeth II at the helm – has officially adapted and reinvented itself through two world wars and...
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Cali Princess to UK Royal Princess to Global Princess

Cali Princess to UK Royal Princess to Global Princess

California Princess to UK Royal Princess to Global Princess   The idea of this weeks podcast emanated from a website focussed on parenting and child development in particular understanding types of human behaviour and using children stories as a framework to show and explain examples how they can recognise when people around them are acting in a certain way, to help them recognise what is going on and why, and to teach them how to protect themselves. As you know I like to use academic models on occasions to give a framework to various types of human behaviour, and I considered what it would be like to use a well known story around the world, for a similar purpose.  The difference being the audience is an adult one, and the framework is a childhood fairy tale.  I use that approach to explain how character building takes place in the first phase, in this case Meghan’s childhood, and then university and then onto the...
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You Never Know What You Have Until It Is Gone (You Have The Spotlight You Craved)

You Never Know What You Have Until It Is Gone (You Have The Spotlight You Craved)

  You Never Know What You Have Until It Is Gone Hello Ivy here, Well well well, Sussex Squad told the Royalists from the ‘get go’ that this abusive treatment of the Sussexes, and lighting fires under their feet and then gaslighting them by telling them the equivalent of it was under floor heating, would backfire on the UK Monarchy.  The Uk Monarchy has a long history of making life difficult for anyone who has independent thought and their worse crime is to shine brighter than any of the heirs to the throne.  This ingrained entitlement dictates that those in line to the throne are anointed by a higher power and therefore should be worshipped without question.  The populace is led to believe that they are not worthy of such grand people, and that they should recognise this fact, and believe all that is spoken by the Monarchy family.  All Monarchy structures are not necessary to any modern society, and all will follow...
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International Call to Action – Human Rights

International Call to Action – Human Rights

Introduction – The Framework of the International Call to Action     All of the SGUK podcasts to date have been divided into categories, and each category relates to one or more of the key areas of focus listed on the Archewell Foundation website.  All of the podcasts and their accompanying articles relate to am Archewell priority area of activity. The largest area percentage wise of topics contained within the podcasts come under the heading of Legal matters, stating areas where the law exists and where there is evidence of a complete disregard to the law when it comes to Harry and Meghan, and no doubt to members of the wider population.  All of the behaviour towards the Sussexes, and those responsible for the roll out of such activity, all comes under the main heading of breaches in Human Rights Legislation. This international Call to Action centres on a number of areas within that framework.  Due to the nature and hostility shown to anyone...
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A Nation That Creates News to Balance the Scales Is a Nation With A Failing Economy

A Nation That Creates News to Balance the Scales Is a Nation With A Failing Economy

A Nation That Creates News to Balance the Scales Is a Nation With A Failing Economy     Introduction The UK has developed a reputation where the minority of the population still read newspapers, and their newspapers of choice are tabloids.  Tabloids used to be seen as entertainment and gossip, and something that people read as a pleasant distraction from harsh cruel realities of life in places around the world.  Tabloids were particularly popular on a Sunday, as they were seen as legitimate sources to read for amusement, as very few people read serious newspapers on the day renowned as being a day of rest.  The members of the population who read newspapers based on how they wanted friends and colleagues to rate them – both in the workplace as well as outside of it – rating in terms of obvious intellect and a desire to get to the nuts and bolts of a discussion on topics which occupied enquiring minds. The latter group...
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Scapegoats – The Psychology of Families and Groups

Scapegoats – The Psychology of Families and Groups

Scapegoating – The Psychology of Family/Group Dynamics SGUK Podcast Episode 36 – 20/02/22   Introduction Todays podcast, expands on topics we have previously discussed in the SGUK podcasts to date, ie Dysfunctional family dynamics, Group Dynamics, in particular the levels of control and how hatred and discriminatory behaviour patterns begin to merge, and how there is a wealth of academic research into how the hatred grows, and the levels in the structure dictate the application of that professed hatred.  We explored how those that progress through the ranks of their group structure, emerges as a validation of their worth in their own eyes, and feel that there is a level of camaraderie and friendship that does not exist outside that bubble.  There is a general feeling that anyone outside of the group is a threat in some way, and the delusion grows into dangerous proportions with time and progression through the group.  We also looked at how narcissists function in such a structure, and...
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I Have A Dream

I Have A Dream

Martin Luther King JR   Hello Everyone, Ivy here, Todays podcast is a little different to the usual style. At the heart of the podcast is the famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr in 1963, which followed on 100 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves. When Martin Luther King climbed the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to describe his vision of America. More than 200,000 people (black and white) came to listen. I quote from one publication (included in the Reference Sources below):- “they came by plane, by car, by bus, by train and by foot. They came to Washington to demand equal rights for black people, and the dream that they heard on the steps of the Monument became the dream of a generation.” The original speech that Martin Luther King intended to give was meant to be quite short, but he was asked by another speaker on the day, to talk...
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Royal It’s Knockout 1987 moved to Musical Chairs 2020 Onwards

Royal It’s Knockout 1987 moved to Musical Chairs 2020 Onwards

This weeks podcast refers to the televised game show of  Royal It’s a Knockout, which took place in the late 80s, and appears to have morphed into a game of Musical Chairs, with jealousy and envy the guiding force.  Yes, cosplay was in full force for the televised tournament for charity, and continues in its fake heroes to the international game of disappearing chairs which is designed to see who is the last person standing. There are still a few images from the gameshow that have not been erased from the internet.  This accompanying article will make you smile when you see some of the costumes.  Not a lot has changed in terms of playing dress up but like the Hunger Games podcast, the losers here are intended to be victims.  What most of the protagonists have yet to realise, is that  it all depends on who is in charge of the music. It's A Knockout It’s A Royal Knockout was a...
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Queen Charlotte, Princess Diana and Doria Ragland – Impact on British Royal Family Continued Through Decades

Queen Charlotte, Princess Diana and Doria Ragland – Impact on British Royal Family Continued Through Decades

  Queen Charlotte, Princess Diana & Doria Ragland Created Huge Impact on British Royal History & You Will Never Hear Described in this Way by the Current British Monarchy Context Hello everyone.  Todays podcast takes a helicopter view of 3 mothers, who are connected to the British Monarchy, either directly or via marriage, and whose children appear to have ruffled the Royal establishment figures and protocols, following in two cases, like their respective mothers did – purely by being themselves.  In all 3 family stories, the element of people of colour plays a role, and the way the British Monarchy reacted to people who had independent thoughts, is very similar over the centuries. What does it say about a system that procreates to extend the line of power, and where the first born male is treated as though they are anointed by some kind of high power, and the people of the realm are meant to worship them without question.  In all 3 cases, history...
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Who Do Narcissistic Men Target? What Traits Make You a Prime Target & What Point Should it Become a Legal Matter?

Who Do Narcissistic Men Target? What Traits Make You a Prime Target & What Point Should it Become a Legal Matter?

Who Do Narcissistic Men Target? What Traits Make You a Prime Target & What Point Should it Become a Legal Matter?   Introduction I keep on seeing people from various corners of the planet, who regularly do things that others would be challenged about, and in some cases, have legal action taken against them.  In all cases, the class system appears to play a part in terms of the ‘turning of a blind eye’ to certain actions, because some people are seen as above the law, or their behaviour is seen as a grain of sand in an otherwise trouble free existence. Good character etc etc.   Some people anyway.  If we explore this category further, we can further subdivide the perpetrators, and do the same with the people they target. For the regular perpetrators of certain categories of acts, with research, it is possible to see even more patterns and trends, of both the perpetrators and also the people they choose to be on the...
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Reporting on The Sussexes in the UK – Misinformation and Disinformation Techniques

Reporting on The Sussexes in the UK – Misinformation and Disinformation Techniques

Reporting on The Sussexes in the UK – Misinformation & Disinformation Techniques   The article accompanying this weeks podcast looks at a selection of Sussex key dates in 2021 & 2022, focussing on the UK media practice of misinformation or disinformation about each one, with the intent to distract from actual newsworthy editorial that should be reported on.  We have plenty to look forward to in 2022 with many key events in the calendar.  Be prepared for the distraction tactics to go up a gear or two. UK RRs are currently having dry baths in the ashes that they claimed to wish for, ie the apparent popularity of the relics of UK Monarchy. We know that they only eat when they insert the name of Harry or Meghan into their fake headlines, as they continue to scrape the barrel of UK Royal activity in their effort to make fetch happen.  At least one RR was based in Montecito over the festive period,...
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