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    Frank Hovis reacted to DownwardSpiral in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    I think I have been a bit slow on working out the significance of the reorganisation of Supreme Court Justices to the different Circuits. Justice Samuel Alito oversees the 3rd Circuit which includes Pennsylvania.
    As I understand it Alito can unilaterally decide to grant the request to prevent completion of the certification until the Supreme Court makes a ruling on whether the decision to block the claim on timing issues was valid and if deemed to be invalid, then Alito can order certification to be halted until the merits and substance is ruled on by a lower court. That puts the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a difficult spot, they cannot delay because they will simply be timing themselves out, so they have to rule on the merits quickly. Once they have done so - and presumably once the case is thrown out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on the merits - Parnell et al can then apply to Alito again to prevent the certification until a decision is made on whether the SC will hear the case and if it is heard, until a decision is made on the substantive appeal before the SC.
    I believe the Supreme Court did something similar in Bush v Gore where they made an order to stop the Florida recount until the Supreme Court case was heard but the SC case was very close to December 14th, so Gore was effectively timed out and they couldn’t complete the recount.
    I really wouldn’t be surprised if some of the certifications get timed out and therefore no electors get sent for the state. Christ this election is a total mess.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to sleepwello'nights in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    I've been reading some articles from The Intercept. It is very critical of Trump but the articles do go into some depth and are not just orange man bad.
    One article is critical of Trump pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord (PCA). It is quite logical and lays out pertinent criticisms. Of course it never puts the other side of the story. After I'd read and digested it it struck me that they preferred the US to incur the costs of complying with the PCA, including the export of US jobs to China.
    It never occurred to the writer to consider the pollution that would be caused by Chinese production, probably greater than the pollution created from US producing the same products.
     
    https://theintercept.com/series/american-mythology/
    Part Seven: Climate Carnage
  3. Lol
    Frank Hovis reacted to Chewing Grass in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    Have a read of this in the Guardian, completely blows his argument in the first two paragraphs.
    Title: - Trump’s legacy is the plague of extreme lies. Truth-based media is the vaccine
    'if there’s anything we have learned from the lab rat experiment of the last four years, it’s that Donald Trump is entirely abnormal.'
    'all the evidence suggests he knows nothing worth knowing – Trump’s legacy is the toxic politics of lies: a permanent campaign of fabrications and falsehoods.'
    Well that was pretty level headed, unbiased and non-rabid.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/01/trumps-legacy-is-the-plague-of-extreme-lies-truth-based-media-is-the-vaccine
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from mh9000 in Has Coronavirus officially killed the housing market?   
    What I don't understand is why so many people who only own one house think that the price of it going up by 6.5% is a good thing.
    If it was gold or shares then you can sell some and realise the profits - buy a car, go on holiday - yes that's good news.
    You can't however sell some of your house (yes ok equity release but 'tis a very poor deal) and any house you may wish to buy when you sell your current house will also have gone up 6.5%.
    Once you have bought a house that's it; you own it.  Most people wouldn't consider STR (I wouldn't) so the only "benefit" of a rise is that you can say that you bought at the right / a better time.  Or rather that somebody on the salary you were then would not be able to afford it now.
    And why is that a good thing?
    There is a real lack of critical thinking here.  If you have children then house prices going up means that they can't buy therefore a bad thing.
    If you don't have children then you're living in the house until you pop off at which point you're not going to care what it is then worth.
    I accept on one level that I can say I bought a house for £XXXk and it is now worth 125% £XXXk so aren't I clever but as I can't take any benefit from that 25% rise then what good has it actually done me?
    I'm 25% £XXXk richer but I can't get at it to spend it.  In that case in what sense am I richer?
    You can't sell a house as you could a classic car, fancy watch, or antique because you are living in it.
    It's only ever paper wealth: you personally will never see that money.
    Its like having a notional valuation on your feet.  "My feet were worth £200k ten years ago but now they're worth a cool million!".
    Unless you intend to chop off your feet and sell them then the value is irrelelvant.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Great Guy in Windrush   
    This is with what I take issue.
    It wasn't "the Germans" or "we" that invited them it was large corporations who didn't want to pay the wages that the locals wanted to, say, drive a bus.
    Immigration is always detrimental to existing workers.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Great Guy in Windrush   
    I would say that it's because you are within the same nation state and nobody objects to movement within the nation state (Covid19 excepted!) because there is no net addition.  If you're claiming benefits in SE England it costs no more than your claiming benefits in NW England.  If you take a house in the SE you've freed up one in the NW etc.
    There is also a blurring with people from the Irish republic where they get a pass because it's all the British Isles.
    There is also generally not an objection where there is fairly even reciprocal movement between countries as there is between Britain and the US or France for example.   A Yank here generally means a Brit there.
    The objection, and I think it reasonable, is to people coming in from countries where there is no such two way flow.
    There are vastly more people coming to Britain from the Middle East and Africa than vice versa so those immigrants are directly causing overcrowding and shortages because there isn't any, or only trivial, offset going the other way.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to JFK in Windrush   
    Oh I totally agree.
    Any immigration should strictly be on a points based system as other countries use, no recourse to state support, having to sponsor any spouse / family.  Private medical insurance etc.

    We should none of this rocking up on the shores and claiming asylum then languishing around the benefits system for years, with all the libtard dipshit lawyers gaming the system then they eventually claim they have to stay here b/c they've got a few kids.
    Anyone not using the lawful route of entry should be turned away immediately.  Not a foot on this soil, put into some form of processing centre/detention camp off the mainland. 

     
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from steppensheep in Windrush   
    This is with what I take issue.
    It wasn't "the Germans" or "we" that invited them it was large corporations who didn't want to pay the wages that the locals wanted to, say, drive a bus.
    Immigration is always detrimental to existing workers.
  9. Agree
    Frank Hovis got a reaction from JFK in Windrush   
    This is with what I take issue.
    It wasn't "the Germans" or "we" that invited them it was large corporations who didn't want to pay the wages that the locals wanted to, say, drive a bus.
    Immigration is always detrimental to existing workers.
  10. Agree
    Frank Hovis got a reaction from gilf in Windrush   
    This is with what I take issue.
    It wasn't "the Germans" or "we" that invited them it was large corporations who didn't want to pay the wages that the locals wanted to, say, drive a bus.
    Immigration is always detrimental to existing workers.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to gilf in Windrush   
    I have been seriously thinking of doing this for a while... a little web series where I walk round the local area and knocking on the doors with people with "Refugees Welcome" signs (plenty where I am) and getting them to take my mate in. He is 100% English but could easily pass off as middle eastern.
    Similar thing with people with BLM posters, asking them if they have started dismantling their nuclear family yet.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to JFK in Windrush   
    They're all massive hypocrites (which we already know).

    Again, I refer you to a video of a load of leftists being interviewed and asked if they're pro-open borders, pro-gimmigrant etc
    OK, here's Ahmed, can he live in your house right now? He has nowhere to go....
     

     
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Virgil Caine in Windrush   
    I would like a one for one system operating reciprocally between countries: one in one out.  The one out being a volunteer.
     
    If Lily Allen was genuine in her tears for the Afghan asylum seeker she met in Calais then she could then give him instant passage into the country by herself renouncing her British citizenship and moving to Afghanistan.
    If Joanna Lumley was so moved by the plight of retired Gurkhas then she could make places for them by her and her husband moving to Nepal.
    Similarly Gary Lineker could move himself and his family to Iraq in order to allow in a desperate Iraqi family.
     
    This would then all comprise genuine virtue rather than mere virtue signalling and I for one would applaud their selfless actions.
    The only problem is that none of them would do that in a million years.
    They don't care that much. 
    Obviously.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from wherebee in Could Scotland end the low interest rates?   
    It would definitely be more creditworthy; ditto if NI or Wales left.
    They all have higher public spending and lower tax return per capita than the UK so without them the budget deficit would fall and might even reverse.
    That's factual.
    I don't however wish to see the break up of the union so for me it is a moot point.
    Your average worker in Scotland, NI and Wales isn't benefitting from this largesse though; it's all going on public sector salaries and the bennies mob. 
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Funn3r in Windrush   
    Whenever I have this conversation in real life I find that the definition of "immigrant" varies wildly. For some people an immigrant is someone who is black/brown or has another physical or religious characteristic which they don't like (even if the target person was born several generations in UK.) 

    For others it is more of a distance thing; say for example a white Irish or French generally might not count as an immigrant whereas a white Polish or Romanian would count.
    Basically if another person suddenly appears (incoming from wherever or just newborn next door) then that person will be in competition with you now or someday for jobs/housing/etc. Their method of sudden appearance does not matter.
    It's weird for me; I am originally from a depressed area in the NW England but moved to the SE for a better life. But when I point this out to the immigrant-haters they don't seem bothered at all! Even though they can see I am directly occupying a job and a house that a local could have had.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Micky Roberts in Could Scotland end the low interest rates?   
    It would definitely be more creditworthy; ditto if NI or Wales left.
    They all have higher public spending and lower tax return per capita than the UK so without them the budget deficit would fall and might even reverse.
    That's factual.
    I don't however wish to see the break up of the union so for me it is a moot point.
    Your average worker in Scotland, NI and Wales isn't benefitting from this largesse though; it's all going on public sector salaries and the bennies mob. 
  17. Agree
    Frank Hovis reacted to JFK in Windrush   
    These cunts should have the criminal scum left to live next to them.  A nice tent provided right next to their notting hill homes, they can deal with the results of their actions.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from haroldshand in Has Coronavirus officially killed the housing market?   
    What I don't understand is why so many people who only own one house think that the price of it going up by 6.5% is a good thing.
    If it was gold or shares then you can sell some and realise the profits - buy a car, go on holiday - yes that's good news.
    You can't however sell some of your house (yes ok equity release but 'tis a very poor deal) and any house you may wish to buy when you sell your current house will also have gone up 6.5%.
    Once you have bought a house that's it; you own it.  Most people wouldn't consider STR (I wouldn't) so the only "benefit" of a rise is that you can say that you bought at the right / a better time.  Or rather that somebody on the salary you were then would not be able to afford it now.
    And why is that a good thing?
    There is a real lack of critical thinking here.  If you have children then house prices going up means that they can't buy therefore a bad thing.
    If you don't have children then you're living in the house until you pop off at which point you're not going to care what it is then worth.
    I accept on one level that I can say I bought a house for £XXXk and it is now worth 125% £XXXk so aren't I clever but as I can't take any benefit from that 25% rise then what good has it actually done me?
    I'm 25% £XXXk richer but I can't get at it to spend it.  In that case in what sense am I richer?
    You can't sell a house as you could a classic car, fancy watch, or antique because you are living in it.
    It's only ever paper wealth: you personally will never see that money.
    Its like having a notional valuation on your feet.  "My feet were worth £200k ten years ago but now they're worth a cool million!".
    Unless you intend to chop off your feet and sell them then the value is irrelelvant.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Libspero in Eco-Cretins   
    Reminds me of the campaign to save the world from plastic by banning carrier bags and straws.. 

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Van Lady in Eco-Cretins   
    The elephant in the room just broke wind...

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from gilf in Could Scotland end the low interest rates?   
    It would definitely be more creditworthy; ditto if NI or Wales left.
    They all have higher public spending and lower tax return per capita than the UK so without them the budget deficit would fall and might even reverse.
    That's factual.
    I don't however wish to see the break up of the union so for me it is a moot point.
    Your average worker in Scotland, NI and Wales isn't benefitting from this largesse though; it's all going on public sector salaries and the bennies mob. 
  22. Lol
    Frank Hovis reacted to Loki in Eco-Cretins   
    Why are they pushing 5G then (Hugely increased power consumption vs 4g)
    https://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/5g-base-stations-use-a-lot-more-energy-than-4g-base-stations-says-mtn
    It's almost like they just pull this shit out of their arse.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Libspero in Could Scotland end the low interest rates?   
    Not quite sure what point you’re making there..  we are paying our share of the EU debt,  what do you think the withdrawal agreement was all about? And that’s despite the fact that we’ve been a net contributor to the EU,  unlike Scotland to the UK.
    Why wouldn’t the Scots pay their share? They’ve certainly received more than their fair share of it per head of capita.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in Could Scotland end the low interest rates?   
    This isn’t remotely comparable to the UK leaving the EU, it’s immeasurably more complicated. Even if it was comparable, there are plenty of Scots troughers too.
    The Scots have already had all the vengeance anyone should need by inflicting the curse of Brown, the ruiner of nations - the pity being for them that the consequences of his existence were also visited on them, but to a far lesser degree than England. 
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    Frank Hovis reacted to deathfunk in Could Scotland end the low interest rates?   
    I'm fine with Scotland declaring independence if that's what the majority there want to do. But they must take on their proportion of the UK debt when they leave - maybe 8% of £2 trillion. Then they can raise as much debt as they want on top of that. Good luck to them.
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