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John V

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Intro John V
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:23:55 PM »

An introduction as there doesn’t appear to be a ‘welcome’ thread.

I’m John, currently living in Rugby, recently having spent many years abroad working as a teacher in Thailand and Northern China. I’m 65 years old, married and came back to stop myself spending savings by working until next year which is when I reach pension age. Currently back stuck working in residential EMI care which is something I used to do years ago before I dragged my backside off to Uni …

My plan was (is hopefully) to spend the UK winters in Thailand with my wife and the summers in the UK – UK state pension permitting as I don’t have a private one.

Interests include writing social and political science articles, which I publish across various international sites. Also travel, education and website SEO. No airs and graces (difficult to be posh if you were born in Lancashire), serious (sometimes), but friendly (often) with a Monty Python sense of humour (occasionally).  ;)

zoony

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 08:35:05 PM »
Hello John V and welcome to PF. Which does incorporate an  'introduce yourself' thread somewhere but obviously not needed. I hope your serious side uses your humorous one and vice-versa. You at least might know about that of which you speak..Not always the case here. (That was the moment for a rankly sexist dig but I couldn't risk it.. ;D )
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 09:00:47 PM »
Welcome John V.

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 09:24:51 PM »
My plan was (is hopefully) to spend the UK winters in Thailand with my wife and the summers in the UK – UK state pension permitting as I don’t have a private one.


Welcome John V, brian54 might along at some point to explain to you how a private pension would have made it much easier for you to divide your time between the UK & Thailand.
Make every day count, each day is precious.

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 10:09:51 PM »
 ;D  Ain' dat du troof..
A man said: You can always tell a lady, but you can't tell her much.. (Moliere maybe?)

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Re: Intro John V
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 11:06:54 PM »
Hi John. I hope you find something to interest you here.


The secret is not to take anything on here  too seriously.  ;)

John V

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 11:16:57 PM »

Welcome John V, brian54 might along at some point to explain to you how a private pension would have made it much easier for you to divide your time between the UK & Thailand.


Ahhh yes; those heady teen years when we wondered how anyone would even want to be alive at 50 and we still believed we didn’t need to go private as the state would take care of us … I recently saw a header which asked, ‘Is a million pounds enough to retire on.’ Well, I don’t know, but I’d like to give it a go (in my dreams).  :)   
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 11:19:09 PM »

Hi John. I hope you find something to interest you here.


The secret is not to take anything on here  too seriously.  ;)


We’re all at the stage in life when we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. Knowledge is one thing, but it’s no longer our era or generation and anything we say isn’t going to have any effect on the millennial one. We sit back, relax and enjoy the chaos.
 

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 07:36:59 AM »
Welcome to PF. We certainly sit back and peruse the increasing chaos around us but I'm not so sure about the "enjoying" bit.

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2020, 07:55:50 AM »

Knowledge is one thing, but it’s no longer our era or generation and anything we say isn’t going to have any effect on the millennial one. We sit back, relax and enjoy the chaos.

Because we've already seen & experienced what they don't yet know.
Make every day count, each day is precious.

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Apart from the gullible in action.

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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2020, 10:41:56 AM »
Welcome to PF. We certainly sit back and peruse the increasing chaos around us but I'm not so sure about the "enjoying" bit.


I think not knowing largely causes the present anxiety and future apprehension. For instance, why would the present virus come as a surprise? There’s been a pandemic every two years for the last decade; swine flu 2010, MERS 2012, Ebola 2014, ZIKA 2016, EBOLA again in 2018 and the present Corona virus of 2020.

Unlike the economic crash of 2008 which spread like a ripple around the world, the various viruses now dump themselves firmly in the west and with transient populations plus a policy of mass immigration that’s not a surprise. Has anyone noticed that those previously advocating a multicultural western utopia without borders have gone very quiet recently and are no longer complaining about governments restricting movement?

What Britain is suffering from is a bad dose of cultural Marxism and when people understand what that is, the consequences of mass immigration, identity politics and equality supervised by political correctness all fall into place.
     
Yes, you’re right. ‘Enjoy’ might not be the right word, but knowing and being able to adapt without joining in might be a better description.

An introductory post isn’t the right place to explain all this, that’s if there’s even an interest in it, but suffice it to say that the current millennial generation aren’t bright enough to produce this nonsense by themselves. From ‘gay’ police cars to a warning that a packet of nuts may contain, well, traces of nuts, hugging a lump of wood and the modern day equivalent of playing conkers … ‘We’re all in this together’ -  down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland!  :)

(Sorry, Site won't let me post images or links).



« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 10:48:40 AM by John V »

klondike

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2020, 02:56:18 PM »
Well I'd say that post will bring a smile to plenty here myself included and a sigh of resignation from a few others who may have been hoping for a lefty to support their world view.  :)

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2020, 04:56:13 PM »


Well I'd say that post will bring a smile to plenty here myself included and a sigh of resignation from a few others who may have been hoping for a lefty to support their world view.  :)


I consider myself a pragmatist and realist. There’s room for a socialist NHS in a capitalist economy, but no such thing as a socialist utopia. The world is as it is, not subjectively what we’d all like it to be.

We’re British; we make mistakes, muddle along and squabble between ourselves, but we don’t do red flags, swastikas, or currently a blue flag with yellow stars. The Gulags and concentration camps of either extreme were 20th century socially engineered European experiments, not British ones.

I’m sure the likes of Mr. Corbyn and the EU Commissioners are genuinely sincere people, but (sniffs politely and looks down nose), we prefer to remain acquaintances and not be forced to live in the same neighbourhood.  :) 
 

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2020, 05:38:50 PM »
If you want to quickly boost your post count to enable you to post links and pics take a peep at the 3 word games that run in the chat forum and boost it by joining in. No need to continue if it bores you.

There is a board you have to register to see. Not much in it at the mo though as most stuff goes in general or sometimes politics. Things got heated on Brexit at one time and all the then current Brexit posts got moved to Controversial along with a missive to put new ones there but the source of most of the arguments moved on and that rule lapsed.

To see the board join the group using this link


http://www.pensionersforum.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;area=groupmembership

John V

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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2020, 06:21:37 PM »
Oh right, thanks Klondike. There’s a post count needed to enable images and links then. How many posts before I’m able to do that? Also, when I post my message contains [font] and [/font] so I have to modify it immediately afterwards to get rid of the tags. How do I stop it doing that?