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On my twitter feed I use my own name, and feel proud to be anti EA, pro HPC, anti EU etc etc. On here I use a pseudonym ... like most people. Is it time we came out from behind out alter egos and said "I'm pro HPC and proud!"

I'm tempted .....

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On my twitter feed I use my own name, and feel proud to be anti EA, pro HPC, anti EU etc etc. On here I use a pseudonym ... like most people. Is it time we came out from behind out alter egos and said "I'm pro HPC and proud!"

I'm tempted .....

I posted a while back about the nutter who threatened to kill people at a HPC meet up....

Then the MSE posts about some of us on here are a bit, well, sinister...

best keep your name to yourself.

For the record though, my name, it's Charlie Oscar November

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On my twitter feed I use my own name, and feel proud to be anti EA, pro HPC, anti EU etc etc. On here I use a pseudonym ... like most people. Is it time we came out from behind out alter egos and said "I'm pro HPC and proud!"

I'm tempted .....

In real life (yeah, I know...) I can think of several people who would hate me if I said that I was strongly in favour of lower house prices, land value tax, a citizen's income & balanced budgets.

This forum is for me a 'red pill' safe space where I can explore these ideas. Anonymity is unfortunately still a requirement for a person like myself who spouts such dangerous and subversive ideas... :(

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I don't really like the idea of everything I say being recorded for perpetuity. Unlike most intrusive nosey nonsense it's justifiable in this case (online forums would harldy work otherwise), but it's there for anyone to Google. Sorry, you won't get much on me from trawling through the internet. Anything I say I like to say on my terms, just to who I choose to say it to as much as possible.

I could make more effort to avoid identiy but I'm not quite that bothered.

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I was buying a car from Gumtree. Had the temerity to politely make an offer on one I saw. When the guy sold it he wrote an ad with my name in it saying that I wasn't a gentleman and loads of other crap. People are insane online. They do and say stuff they'd never dream of face to face with people.

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The French imposed names on the Dutch, before that they only had one name.

Names are about control , every one should have a variety of names to choose from.

Council dweller is a name I`m never likely to forget.....

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I was buying a car from Gumtree. Had the temerity to politely make an offer on one I saw. When the guy sold it he wrote an ad with my name in it saying that I wasn't a gentleman and loads of other crap. People are insane online. They do and say stuff they'd never dream of face to face with people.

I have to agree. This is the only thing I actually go on online - no social media, no nuffink - the internet turns people into nutters within a couple of sentences. Could argue that that is because of anonymity and perhaps so but I'm not going to be part of that experiment. No way, Jose.

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The French imposed names on the Dutch, before that they only had one name.

Names are about control , every one should have a variety of names to choose from.

Council dweller is a name I`m never likely to forget.....

I've never heard that before, thanks!

Several years ago, a Dutch friend told me that some Dutch have funny names.It turns out that this is a story worth telling, possibly repeated in Algeria, with the French playing a part in both.Many Dutch names are of the form:van ("of/from"),de/het/'t ("the"), der ("of the"), van de ("of the/from the"), and in het ("in the") or simply de ("the"). All but the latter denote a place of origin or residence, and the latter an occupation or attribute.In 1811, the French under Napoleon occupied the Netherlands. They started having a census for the purpose of taxation, and forced everyone to have a family name, which was not a common practice for the Dutch.The Dutch thought this would be a temporary measure, and took on comical or offensive sounding names as a practical joke on their French occupiers. Some examples are:

  • Suikerbuik (Sugarbelly)
  • Spring in t Veld (Jump in the Field)
  • Uiekruier (Onion-crier)
  • Naaktgeboren (Born naked)
  • Poepjes (Little shit)
  • Schooier (Beggar)
  • Scheefnek (Crooked-neck)
  • Rotmensen (Rotten people)
  • Zeldenthuis (Rarely at home)
  • Zondervan (without a surname)
  • Borst (breast)
  • Piest (to urinate)

:lol:

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I must admit, the reason I looked into it was a misunderstanding on my part. You said before the French imposed it on them, the Dutch only had one name. I thought you meant like Barry or something, leading to an incredulous spot of googling.

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I use pseudonyms online all the time, I will never use my real name, people forget that you can't remove that information once its posted.

I don't use social media for several reasons, one of which is this!

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Leaves more to the imagination. I like to imagine most conversations on here are between Brian Griffin and Darth Vader.

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Not sure what some people on here are smoking, but if you post regularly on here you can IMO be pretty sure that the NSA knows your address, NI, bank account and telephone number. And they will pass it on to their British friends if needed. But I guess some crazy-eyed Joe Sixpack is not going to find out, so a certain sense of security there. :D

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Not sure what some people on here are smoking, but if you post regularly on here you can IMO be pretty sure that the NSA knows your address, NI, bank account and telephone number. And they will pass it on to their British friends if needed. But I guess some crazy-eyed Joe Sixpack is not going to find out, so a certain sense of security there. :D

I'm sure the NSA could track me down....but suspect that I'm much too boring and insignificant to be worth the trouble.........

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