Caravan Monster

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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from JFK in The normalisation of female obesity   
    That CDC waist measurement seems wrong 40" for men and 38" for women is huge. I'm 5'9" and 210lb but have 34" waist.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Sensible lightweight motorbike suggestions   
    It's a strangely British thing that someone as successful as Dougie Lampkin is only vaguely known as a sportsman in this country, with something like 20 world championships to his name, even winning his twelfth Scottish Six Days Trial this year in his forties (an event some world level riders would struggle at). Another British success story in trials  you've probably never heard of is Emma Bristow, on course to win her fifth womens world title in YORKSHIRE next month, she is that good that without even being a tranny recently rode a world level men's event and did ok.

    Spunko at 6 foot, you'll be like a gorilla on a tricycle on a 125. The dosbods advice is wise, a low horsepower bigger bike would be better to start on.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Sensible lightweight motorbike suggestions   
    It's a strangely British thing that someone as successful as Dougie Lampkin is only vaguely known as a sportsman in this country, with something like 20 world championships to his name, even winning his twelfth Scottish Six Days Trial this year in his forties (an event some world level riders would struggle at). Another British success story in trials  you've probably never heard of is Emma Bristow, on course to win her fifth womens world title in YORKSHIRE next month, she is that good that without even being a tranny recently rode a world level men's event and did ok.

    Spunko at 6 foot, you'll be like a gorilla on a tricycle on a 125. The dosbods advice is wise, a low horsepower bigger bike would be better to start on.
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    Caravan Monster reacted to eight in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Was the milkman a big bloke?
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    That's an interesting point. Maybe moving away to work, even if it is a menial job, is something school leavers could do. I guess housing costs are a major problem, but could be tackled with house sharing. Would be an improvement over getting into £50k of debt for a pointless degree from a former polytechnic. I would genuinely have preferred  to clean cars for a year or two and get paid something than spend 3 years sitting in dull lectures and seminars and writing up essays on some academic bollocks of no interest and getting into debt for the privilege, to come out the other end none the wiser and with no more employable skills. Maybe if we had school leavers doing entry level jobs, we wouldn't need to deprive the third world of their doctors and engineers by bringing them over here to do the cleaning. Living away from parents for first time in a house share would pretty much replicate the 'university experience'. Might be a good option for kids that don't know what they want to do that don't have work to go to near the family home, could even move away with school friends for back up.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from JFK in The normalisation of female obesity   
    I've noticed a few millenials around that seem to have ended up very large, as in tall and sturdy, rather than obese. There are a few young women working at the local tescos that are over 6' and they're not fat and have curves in the right places, but look built for manual labour rather than being slim as taller women often are. Not as extreme as my mates son, but I have wondered if that generation have been exposed to something medical / food / environmental that has caused this type of development.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from JFK in The normalisation of female obesity   
    I've noticed a few millenials around that seem to have ended up very large, as in tall and sturdy, rather than obese. There are a few young women working at the local tescos that are over 6' and they're not fat and have curves in the right places, but look built for manual labour rather than being slim as taller women often are. Not as extreme as my mates son, but I have wondered if that generation have been exposed to something medical / food / environmental that has caused this type of development.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    That's an interesting point. Maybe moving away to work, even if it is a menial job, is something school leavers could do. I guess housing costs are a major problem, but could be tackled with house sharing. Would be an improvement over getting into £50k of debt for a pointless degree from a former polytechnic. I would genuinely have preferred  to clean cars for a year or two and get paid something than spend 3 years sitting in dull lectures and seminars and writing up essays on some academic bollocks of no interest and getting into debt for the privilege, to come out the other end none the wiser and with no more employable skills. Maybe if we had school leavers doing entry level jobs, we wouldn't need to deprive the third world of their doctors and engineers by bringing them over here to do the cleaning. Living away from parents for first time in a house share would pretty much replicate the 'university experience'. Might be a good option for kids that don't know what they want to do that don't have work to go to near the family home, could even move away with school friends for back up.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from One percent in Getting Tradesmen   
    Keep it small, keep it all
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from One percent in Getting Tradesmen   
    Keep it small, keep it all
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from One percent in Getting Tradesmen   
    Keep it small, keep it all
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    Caravan Monster reacted to Bornagain in Common Purpose...freemason type org for Marxists?   
    Hi,
    Please find my post on a similar discussion 18 months ago. Nothng has changed.
     
     
     
    Hi Guys,  I am a very long term lurker, and only very occasional poster on the old forum and this one.
    I am a "graduate" of Common Purpose having undertaken the 12 months (one day a month) process in about 2002/3.
    I work in the private sector and the firm I worked for sent somebody on the course every year. Our MD was a graduate and he fully supported CPs aims.
    I was the last person from my firm to attend as my feedback to our MD was not positive - largely because free and open debate was prevented if any member of the course found the discussion or views being aired to be in any way "offensive. " This was the frst time I really experienced PC behaviour and I found it to be very disturbing that some people (exclusively women from the state sector and charities) could call foul and close down conversation if they did not agree with the way discussion was going - I suppose in retrospect that they were very early members of the snowflake generation.
    If I put aside the issues with PC behaviour and the snowflake generation, the intent of the course was very reasonable - the idea was that "thought leaders" (that term is one that CP used, and I found to be somewhat ridiculous) would benefit from experiencing days away from their normal working environment into the local institutions so that they could recognise the challenges and difficulities that other working sectors face.
    The course structure had a two day residential to kick off the years events, then one day per month for the rest of the year. These one day events were idividually themed. For example we spent a day with the local police force, a day in the local general hospital, a day with the local radio station, a day at a local industrial complex, a day in the courts, a day in the education sector, another day with social services, I am sure you get the idea.
    The days away were very interesting to me as they gave a really good insight into what is going on in the community and how different reality can be when compared with preconceived ideas.
    The private sector people had an expectation that those in the state sector had a piss-easy life, and we found that whilst some of them did, a lot most certainly do not - teachers in an inner city comprehensive school, the local cops and social services employees had a fairly tought time.
    The state sector people expected us in the private sector to be paid a shit-load of money for a relatively easy life - it was very clear that they changed their views about us when they got to see the coal face where the money that paid all their salarys is made.
    All in all, I suppose it did most of us a lot of good, and exposed us to sides of work and life that most of us never see.
    Their was no real effort made by the course organisers to mould us all into their clique, the basis of the event was not a marxist plot and as far as I know, I am not a secret member of an elite club aiming to overturn our capitalist society.
    I am sorry if the reality destroys a few peoples illusions.
    Hugs & Kisses
    P
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Common Purpose...freemason type org for Marxists?   
    Spent a rainy sunday afternoon down the rabbit hole watching videos about Common Purpose and the Fabian Society. Brian Gerrish  has his very own 'bgerrish exposed' bloggers and youtube critics, possibly an indicator he is on the right track. Some of his assertions are interesting in the sense that they do explain some weird things both in the news and real life. I'm now almost certain a family member who has always worked in the public / 3rd sector has been exposed to the type of training he is talking about in that it would explain some of the 'wtf does that come from' really odd statements. The CP website is weird and the painfully disproportionate representation of wamenz and minorities in all the photos is just funny. Who is funding this and why?
    https://commonpurpose.org
    Although the topic is prone to attracting loons, there's interesting material out there about the fabian society and equivalent outfits like the CFR and the endowment foundations in the US. Makes some sense of the strange direction things are headed in, especially the 'slowly, slowly' approach to embedding communism into sections of society and underlying globalist complicity that is becoming apparent in the brexit 'negotiations'.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from null; in Western Civilisation - Is there a great awakening yet?   
    Maybe using the proper, trustworthy and unbiased BBC appellation would work - 'Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley- Lennon, leader of the far right EDL baddies, convicted of loaning his brother money for a liar loan, literally hitler, tanning salon owner (how common), gets in fights like a horrid football supporter, didn't go to university and probably doesn't read the guardian, been to prison twice and probably some other stuff...'
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from null; in Western Civilisation - Is there a great awakening yet?   
    Maybe using the proper, trustworthy and unbiased BBC appellation would work - 'Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley- Lennon, leader of the far right EDL baddies, convicted of loaning his brother money for a liar loan, literally hitler, tanning salon owner (how common), gets in fights like a horrid football supporter, didn't go to university and probably doesn't read the guardian, been to prison twice and probably some other stuff...'
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from null; in Western Civilisation - Is there a great awakening yet?   
    Maybe using the proper, trustworthy and unbiased BBC appellation would work - 'Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley- Lennon, leader of the far right EDL baddies, convicted of loaning his brother money for a liar loan, literally hitler, tanning salon owner (how common), gets in fights like a horrid football supporter, didn't go to university and probably doesn't read the guardian, been to prison twice and probably some other stuff...'
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from null; in Western Civilisation - Is there a great awakening yet?   
    Maybe using the proper, trustworthy and unbiased BBC appellation would work - 'Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley- Lennon, leader of the far right EDL baddies, convicted of loaning his brother money for a liar loan, literally hitler, tanning salon owner (how common), gets in fights like a horrid football supporter, didn't go to university and probably doesn't read the guardian, been to prison twice and probably some other stuff...'
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from null; in Western Civilisation - Is there a great awakening yet?   
    Maybe using the proper, trustworthy and unbiased BBC appellation would work - 'Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley- Lennon, leader of the far right EDL baddies, convicted of loaning his brother money for a liar loan, literally hitler, tanning salon owner (how common), gets in fights like a horrid football supporter, didn't go to university and probably doesn't read the guardian, been to prison twice and probably some other stuff...'
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    Caravan Monster reacted to Long time lurking in Western Civilisation - Is there a great awakening yet?   
    You forgot convicted football hooligan ...he called a Newport county fan a sheep shagger 
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from JackieO in Western Civilisation - Is there a great awakening yet?   
    I've been taken aback by the number of times I've made a comment about Tommy Robinson and find fairly aware people have never heard of him. My guess is the majority of over 35 year olds only really use the web for facebook and ebay and have stayed with legacy media for news. The legitimization of communism frightens me more than creeping islamisation. People really need to listen to those who are living or have lived under communist rule. My suspicion is that a lot of the issues are at least partially a distraction from things going on in the background, especially the economy and forces behind it.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from JackieO in Western Civilisation - Is there a great awakening yet?   
    I've been taken aback by the number of times I've made a comment about Tommy Robinson and find fairly aware people have never heard of him. My guess is the majority of over 35 year olds only really use the web for facebook and ebay and have stayed with legacy media for news. The legitimization of communism frightens me more than creeping islamisation. People really need to listen to those who are living or have lived under communist rule. My suspicion is that a lot of the issues are at least partially a distraction from things going on in the background, especially the economy and forces behind it.
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Sensible lightweight motorbike suggestions   
    did once sell a trials bike (very small) to a chap who picked it up in a rav 4. I think it fitted with the wheels and possibly handlebars taken off.
    Personally, I would only want to ride 'sit up and beg' type bike on the road, especially in town. Single cylinder trail bikes are actually pretty good in town because the riding position gives good visibility and they are light, narrow and maneuverable and will withstand getting knocked around. Most will be a bit underpowered for the motorway, but the ktm 690 and it's variants will top the speed limit very easily. Some sort of tall screen / fairing arrangement would be advisable for long motorway journeys. I think some of the old air cooled 600cc + japanese thumpers are also still available and although not as fast or modern would most likely also be up to the job. (Video misses out the point that it will also sit at 70mph all day long)
     
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from spunko2010 in House prices could fall by a third if there is a no deal Brexit, warns Bank of England   
    Food / energy / whatever necessities of life prices to fall = good
    Housing costs to fall also = good (except for landlords and down sizing boomers hoping to profit from the current historically abnormal economic circumstances)
    Still amazes me how even now people getting screwed over by the current normal, such as those trapped in interest only mortgages or renters, can't get their heads around this despite handing over a large proportion of their income for housing. Another plus for brexit even if we are too stupid to understand it 
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in Trump's progress   
    I'm more amazed at treason having as much as 30% approval
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    Caravan Monster got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in Trump's progress   
    I'm more amazed at treason having as much as 30% approval