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Frank Hovis

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from MrPin in Racism.io   
    The company to whom I sell my solar electricity have twice sent me an email linking to a site where I can make "pledges" to protect the planet.
    Why do companies feel the need to have a corporate view upon matters which do not concern them?  Especially as it is all utterly meaningless guff.
    It's bad enough when pop stars and actors do it.
    Next week Kwik Fit Fitters offers their solution for a pathway to peace in Kashmir which you can like on their Facebook page.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Anglepoise in Racism.io   
    The company to whom I sell my solar electricity have twice sent me an email linking to a site where I can make "pledges" to protect the planet.
    Why do companies feel the need to have a corporate view upon matters which do not concern them?  Especially as it is all utterly meaningless guff.
    It's bad enough when pop stars and actors do it.
    Next week Kwik Fit Fitters offers their solution for a pathway to peace in Kashmir which you can like on their Facebook page.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to unregistered_guest in Stupid ‘Bernie meme’   
    Must admit, when I first saw examples of the meme, I thought, "What the fuck? Why pick on Sanders, hasn't he suffered enough already?"
    Then it hits you like a sledgehammer. That's precisely why they pick on the man who has been stabbed in the back so many times by the Democratic Party that his suit jacket looks like it's been dry-cleaned by Freddie Krueger.
    Like Banquo's Ghost, his presence is an unwelcome reminder to a usurper who is slowly losing his mind, of the price he has had to pay in order to get where he is today. You cannot talk of 'free and fair elections' with a straight face while you have an image of Bernie in his mittens, dozing on a folding chair...
    Anyway, just to flick two fingers up at those of you who say it's puerile nonsense; here's my contribution to the genre...

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from DownwardSpiral in DOSBODS Chess club   
    Time to give my favourite chess story a run out.
    At one company I worked at in the City we had an unusual closings entry chap. He was in his thirties and claimed to have been very successful and working in Monaco before losing his money and job in the collapse of BCCI (a bank which had recently gone bust). Most people didn't lose all their money owing to the usual compensation scheme but he had done explanation as to why he had done so.  He was a relentless bullshitter so who knows.
    Anyway, impressed by my schooling he wanted to play a game of chess.  Needless to say he had been "very good" at this but hadn't played for "a while".
    He obtained a disc of computer chess and one lunchtime we sat down for a game.
    The first few moved were the obvious central pawns and then he paused, apparently deep in thought which is unusual that early in the game.
    Then he asked me:
    "Which way does the horsey move?" 
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Kurt Barlow in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    I am noticing a lot more anti chinese product sentiment. Whether that is just my circle of friends or more widespread remains open to debate. 
    I suspect Chinas trade surplus will continue growing.........
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Hopeful in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    When I was a kid in the late 60s early 70s tat came from Hong Kong and "Made in Hong Kong" was both said as a joke and with a sigh; it was clearly a worry.
    Made in China has never seemed to raise an eyebrow.
    Perhaps that is because of the rise of globalism to become a familiarity, which it wasn't in the 60's and 70s, when offshoring manufacturing was seen by wiser people, perhaps because they could remember world wars, as more of a cause for concern.
  7. Informative
    Frank Hovis reacted to Carl Fimble in Jew Biden   
    Joe Biden has surrounded himself with Jews in his administration, and his children have married Jews. Cameltoe Harris is married to a Jew and is bringing her children up as Jewish.
    Watch this short video too :
    https://worldtruthvideos.org/watch/catholic-joe-or-jew-biden_bUdU9aNFzEvQNxo.html
    and read this :
    https://m.jpost.com/international/inauguration-day-all-the-ways-biden-and-harris-are-making-jewish-history-656025
     
    Trump wasn't much better though. Quite how people can't see this, and keep going on about China, I'll never understand. It's not like I don't think the Chinese are trying to exert pressure and influence decisions made in the US, but if you're looking for external influences there's a direction you should be looking. 
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Happy Renting in Roads to be named after British heroes   
    What are you rambling on about? Eric Morecambe has a whole town named after him.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Yadda yadda yadda in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    It isn't that people wanted cheap tat. If it is available people will buy it. There wasn't a clamour for cheap plastic products. Before they arrived people thought existing prices were normal. Not only that they went up every year. Nothing really got cheaper except high tech. Although generally it was the size or speed that increased whilst the price was fairly static.
    This all stems from big business wanting larger markets and lower wages. They're the ones driving it. They now have no national loyalty whatsoever. This puts Western nations at a massive disadvantage as Chinese businesses are an arm of a nationalistic and racist state. They're taking advantage of greed at the top of western society not at the bottom.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Hopeful in Racism.io   
    Appearing to be 'environmentally aware' can open up funding streams, get a company included in particular investment funds etc. They probably don't care whether you pledge or not, or they may keep statistics on the number that do so for 'proof' of their environmental works 
    Being environmentally good is not a bad thing IMO, but in my experience, most times it's just meaningless platitudes with no follow through, which means no progress is actually made.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from maynardgravy in Racism.io   
    The company to whom I sell my solar electricity have twice sent me an email linking to a site where I can make "pledges" to protect the planet.
    Why do companies feel the need to have a corporate view upon matters which do not concern them?  Especially as it is all utterly meaningless guff.
    It's bad enough when pop stars and actors do it.
    Next week Kwik Fit Fitters offers their solution for a pathway to peace in Kashmir which you can like on their Facebook page.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Lightly Toasted in Amusing or interesting local news stories   
    Well this one is local to Australia.
    Australia man missing for 18 days 'survived on mushrooms'
     
    A man who was missing in Australia for 18 days has been found after surviving on mushrooms and dam water, police say.
    Search efforts launched after Robert Weber, 58, went missing in the state of Queensland were called off this week.
    But police said he had been found near a dam on Sunday by a "property owner", who has been identified in Australian media as a local politician.
    Mr Weber was "suffering exposure to the elements" but otherwise safe and well, police said.
    Before Sunday, he had last been seen leaving a hotel in the town of Kilkivan with his dog on 6 January. He ran into trouble when his car got stuck in dirt on a farm road.
    Police said Mr Weber spent three days in the car before running out of water and setting off on foot. He then became lost but remained near a dam where he survived by "sleeping on the ground, drinking dam water and eating mushrooms".
    An extensive air and ground search was suspended after failing to find him, but local property owners and police were told to keep an eye out.
    Local MP Tony Perrett and his wife were reported to have found Mr Weber on Sunday just 3km (1.9 miles) from where his car had been discovered, after searching their cattle farm.
    "He was sitting under a tree near a dam waving at us," Mr Perrett told ABC.
    "We'd been past this dam on numerous occasions over the last week and when we saw him there it was just quite extraordinary," he added.
    Mr Weber's dog has not been found.
     

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-55785789
     
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Lightly Toasted in Amusing or interesting local news stories   
    I do find it refreshing when council workers take some pride in their work; as with this pedestrian crossing repair in Perranporth.
    They may not have done much but what they have done is superb.

    Take a bow lads.
    https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/picture-surfaces-ridiculous-paint-job-4909056
     
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Option5 in Racism.io   
    The company to whom I sell my solar electricity have twice sent me an email linking to a site where I can make "pledges" to protect the planet.
    Why do companies feel the need to have a corporate view upon matters which do not concern them?  Especially as it is all utterly meaningless guff.
    It's bad enough when pop stars and actors do it.
    Next week Kwik Fit Fitters offers their solution for a pathway to peace in Kashmir which you can like on their Facebook page.
  16. Lol
    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Racism.io   
    The company to whom I sell my solar electricity have twice sent me an email linking to a site where I can make "pledges" to protect the planet.
    Why do companies feel the need to have a corporate view upon matters which do not concern them?  Especially as it is all utterly meaningless guff.
    It's bad enough when pop stars and actors do it.
    Next week Kwik Fit Fitters offers their solution for a pathway to peace in Kashmir which you can like on their Facebook page.
  17. Agree
    Frank Hovis reacted to JohnThePessimist in Racism.io   
    I think it’s more insidious than simple virtue signaling. We are all aware that dissenting voices can find themselves pursued in work, real life and at home by those who consider themselves to be some sort of moral/ethical stasi. I suspect some businesses are deliberately trying to be seen to be aligned with the woke agenda. Sticking to your core business and keeping your opinions to yourself is no longer adequate. LinkedIn is particularly bad for this behaviour by businesses and their  ‘Communications Teams’. 
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from hapax legomenon in Racism.io   
    The company to whom I sell my solar electricity have twice sent me an email linking to a site where I can make "pledges" to protect the planet.
    Why do companies feel the need to have a corporate view upon matters which do not concern them?  Especially as it is all utterly meaningless guff.
    It's bad enough when pop stars and actors do it.
    Next week Kwik Fit Fitters offers their solution for a pathway to peace in Kashmir which you can like on their Facebook page.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to stokiescum in Has Coronavirus officially killed the housing market?   
    Well here is a friend of mine that lives in his van his brother does to a lot.him and another friend are relocating just in case they get fucked up by snow.no prizes for the main reason they live in vans.but he goes all over the midlands and seems to enjoy himself 


  20. Informative
    Frank Hovis reacted to Alonso Quijano in President Beijing Biden's Asterisk Presidency.   
    Market Ticker, Karl Denniger has a list of (some) of Biden's first week lies and betrayals.
    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=241405
    People really are naive. The Left are just so good at selling their 'easy life / just & fair to all' Utopia!
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Rare Bear in WTF happened to my country   
    That's not the case.
    I said, with information gleaned from here, to someone whose sister is in the police that the Turkish barber was purely there to launder drug money.
    The answer was that they know but don't have the resources to deal with all of them owing to it being difficult to put together a case that the CPS will take forwards.
    In a way I see their point; there isn't much value from closing down one if the dealers can simply launder their money elsewhere. It requires a concerted national effort which will bring howls of "persecution" from the Turkish "community" in Britain.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Yadda yadda yadda in NHS trying to kill Polish man   
    Took me a while but Hotblack Desiato.
    Anyway it isn't me we're talking about it. 
    Here is @MrPin about to doze off then realising that he forgot to lock the Lexus.

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from eight in NHS trying to kill Polish man   
    Took me a while but Hotblack Desiato.
    Anyway it isn't me we're talking about it. 
    Here is @MrPin about to doze off then realising that he forgot to lock the Lexus.

  24. Cheers
    Frank Hovis reacted to Vendetta in Fresh start: what’s the best fresh start you have ever had?   
    I decided to make 2021 my best year ever - both physically and mentally. The lockdown can be a bit of a drag and I just needed to look at the positives and make it work to my advantage. 

    I’ve hit 45 years old - and it’s either downhill or uphill from here. I posted this on the ‘Health and Fitness’ thread but it might have more ‘mass appeal’ here. I’ve had two years of inactivity due to a serious go-kart accident that damaged my spine. Cracked a disc and all the jelly oozed out and fucked over my sciatic nerve. (Herniated disc in simple terms). All the damage and jelly and waste has nearly gone now.
    Anyone else decided “right that’s it - I need to get my ‘shit together’ ? “
    What is the best fresh start you’ve had? I am pretty pleased with my 23 day fast since NY Eve:
    I have finally completed a ‘23 day water fast’.
    Yesterday evening I had my first food (calories) in 23 days. I had not consumed any calories since New Years Eve.
    I have lost 2st 3lbs in the 23 days and feel immense. 
    Today as a result I have been able to do my first run (albeit only 1.5 miles) in nearly 2 years. My 23 day fast (and the resultant ‘Autophagy’) cured my pain. 
    I am pretty sure I have totally (permanently) cured my hugely dehabilitating  ‘broken spine / herniated disc’, by myself after 2 years, which the doctors had just treated with huge amounts of prescription painkilling drugs.
    I am now free of drugs,  and have zero pain now - after my run. I’ll be doing sub 20mins for 5km by September (I hope!).



     
    I also went to the beach today and had what can only be described as a ‘spiritual experience’. I feel pretty damn good !

    What a day. One of the best in my 45 years. 
    I am so grateful to be able to have this life. Happy days! 
     
    My final change and fresh start might be to try and stop posting on here and give up this website. The only ‘social media’ I use. It’s getting a bit too much. I might try and reduce my posting drastically soon.
     
     
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    Frank Hovis reacted to MrPin in NHS trying to kill Polish man   
    @Frank Hovissays different.
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