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About Richard Hall

I don't use facebook -and I never will, its links to people I have never met and know nothing about is both weird and disturbing.

Frankly I think people who do are bonkers. George Orwell must be spinning in his grave. He thought it would take a totalitarian dictatorship to make people publish everything about themselves, but apparently millions are prepared to reveal the details of their banal lives on a web site over which they have no control.

Alicia, my long suffering wife, says I'm an anti-social git. But then she's the sort fluffy bunny who does use fb so that she can play silly games on it. Seems like a poor bargain to me, but obviously I am just odd. Meantime I plead guilty to recognising my own unimportance, so I am not going to publish details of this unimportance on a web site I don't control.

But I have owned this domain name for many years, so anyone who wants to and can manage to use Google can get in touch. But before you do please reflect on this. If you used to know me in a previous phase of our lives but we haven't spoken for many years there is probably a good reason for this.

My email address remains 'myfirstname@thisdomain'.

However, if I am going to keep writing diatribes for publication on here I need a means of letting people know. So I have recently ventured on to twitter

Anyway here's the face book stuff

At the present time my working days are taken up with my micro business Red Kite Electrical, which since March 2016 is back in Reading. Yippee! No Alicia hasn't thrown me out, but Dorset and I have a limited tolerance for one another.

Most of my leisure time I still spend sailing.

Alicia now the Commercial Director at Condor Ferries

Ned in second year at UWE reading accountancy, and even starting to be quite useful with my tax return. I knew there was a reason I had kids. (only joking dear)

Alfie is doing A' levels in the summer and hoping to read History & Economics at university.

There that wasn't difficult was it? Who needs Mr. Zuckerburg?

Topics various

OK enough dyspepsia on the front page. Here is some lower level stuff...

Here are some thoughts about the national lottery Do you pay the stupidity tax?

Why has the West lost the plot in the middle east? The West -Democrats when we like it?

Why (and how) has our national broadcaster lost the plot And obviusly, being me what to do about it?

Richard Hall
Jan 2017