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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Afrikaner Blood

The following video has won a prize, it is a little frightening and I have very mixed feelings.

I approve of Afrikaners keeping their language and culture alive against the continue onslaught on them by the ANC Government, but I do not approve of indoctrination of anyone, let alone the young.

I approve of Afrikaners learning to protect themselves - thousands of Afrikaans farmers have been slaughtered on their farms since 1994. But I do not approve of them seeing every "black" as the enemy. They're not. I have many black friends  both in Britain and South Africa, and they are all African, bright, and cheerful. There are good and bad in all races, and most Afrikaner friends I have, all over the world, will be a little disturbed over this - whilst at the same time approving of the parts that I approve of.

There are also many black groups firmly anti-white. Julius Malemo - the ex leader of the ANC Youth Movement hated the whites and still accuses them of all the ills of the Government who, incidentally, have been in power for seventeen years now.

You make up your own mind:

Monday, 26 March 2012

23 year old - shows there is hope for our youth

Alexandra Swann, a 23 year old has been helping the Conservatives since she was ten years old. She joined the "Conservative Future" [CF] at 16, and until she resigned before the UKIP conference she was... well, let her tell ut in her own words. The following is from her website:

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Margaret is sharper than Bert

Excuse a little more humour than usual but my wife is very ill and I need cheering up.



Bert always wanted a pair of authentic cowboy boots, so, seeing some on sale, he bought them and wore them home.

Walking proudly, he sauntered into the kitchen and said to his wife, "Notice anything different about me?"

Margaret looked him over. "Nope." 

Frustrated, Bert stormed off into the bathroom, undressed and walked back into the kitchen completely naked except for the boots. 

Again he asked Margaret, a little louder this time, "Notice anything different now?"

Margaret looked up and said in her best deadpan, "Bert, what's different? It's hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, it'll be hanging down again tomorrow." 

Furious, Bert yelled, "And do you know why it's hanging down Margaret?

"Nope.  Not a clue", she replied. 

"It's hanging down because it's looking at my new boots!!!

Without missing a beat Margaret replied, "Shoulda bought a hat, Bert. Shoulda bought a hat."

Monday, 19 March 2012

Beware of using your mobile phone in public, it could cause a divorce.

Don't you just know how irritating mobile phone users are when they fail to exercise discretion and think the world needs to know their business?

Now you can get your own back....


Sunday, 11 March 2012

What a bleddy marvellous idea. "Root" Camp for teenagers.

The following article was on the Daily Telegraph web site today and I just had to spread the news. First part here, and if you are interested, read the whole article on the Electronic Telegraph website.

It is a daily battle for thousands of parents: how to persuade their children to eat their greens.

Now, one mother has taken to extreme measures, setting up "root camps" in the country - where teenagers are sent to grow and cook their own food.

Cassia Kidron came up with the idea after realising that by the age of 16, her eldest son had spent plenty of time on his studies, yet had little notion of how to put a meal on the table.

The self-taught cook organised a series of weekends, in which Cato and his friends were instructed to arrive at dawn, for two long days in the kitchen.

Their popularity has inspired a venture which sees teenagers sent to camps in the country, where they learn not just how to cook, but how to grow their own food.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

I have joined the army for Kony2012.

Please watch this 27 minute video and when you have, please send this link to everyone you know. They have a Facebook presence and also a Google+ presence.

My hat is raised to the young American who has decided to do something about this evil man in Ugunda. Mind you, when I first clicked the video, I thought, same old sob stuff - you know, the stuff we have all become immune to. But this is, I assure you, completely different and the idea is novel, amazing, and will be the one thing which will terrify the despots of this world.

Friday, 9 March 2012

The laws we live under and the ones we really have to look out for.

1. Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

2.
 Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

3.
Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

4.
 Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Technical matters, smartphones and Linux computers

First if all for smart phone users, both Android and iOS.

Have recently come across two apps which may be of interest to those having trouble with their home network.

Fing (works on Android and Apple) .
This will show you your router, and everything on your network, including ip addresses and mac addresses. It also has a full set of tools for maintaining your network.

WiFi Analyzer (Works on Android - there's an identical named app in the Apple store but not sure if it is the same).
This will show you where the best signal is in your home, and also which is the best channel to use - i.e. will also show neighbours signals in your home if they are near enough to you - with their channels. It helped me to find an optimum place to set up my Repeater (I have thick concrete internal walls!) and also which channel would give me best coverage. Has a lot more besides.

Now for Ubuntu Linux users. There is some good news coming out for all those with problems with their hardware. I'll start it off to wet your appetite, and give you a link at the end so you can read the whole article:

Anthony Wong, Project Technical Lead at Canonical, presented our process for improving hardware support in Ubuntu at our 2011 Hardware Summit.  He did such a good job that I asked him to distill the essence of his presentation into a blog post.

This is what he had to say:

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Humour: The Pastor's Ass

There is a good moral to this story below.


The pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.

The pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again, and it won again.

The local  paper read:

"Pastor's Ass out front"

The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.

The next day,  the local paper headline read:

"Bishop scratches Pastor's Ass"

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Another letter from Cathy in Zimbabwe

Cathy Buckle's latest newsletter is below:

Dear Family and Friends,

Zimbabweans don’t see or hear much from President Mugabe these days.

There’s plenty of gossip and rumours but mostly we have to wade through speculations, assumptions and a never ending supply of ‘un-named sources’ who are quoted ‘on condition of anonymity’

in order to try and work out what’s really going on. Funerals, anniversaries and elections are the best times to get an insight into the thinking of Mr Mugabe and the direction that may lie ahead for our country.

Every year Mr Mugabe gives a special birthday interview to ZBC TV. The interviewer is usually the same man and year after year he squirms and cajoles, his questions never taxing or probing, his manner never antagonistic or critical.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth writes about 12.05

This is straight from Mark's blog and is so upbeat I thought you'd like to read it. 

I have tried out 12.05 Alpha and it was so well behaved - highly unusual for anything other than a "release candidate" which comes after beta!

If you use Mac or Windows, why not download the .iso file in April and burn it on a CD? You can run it from the CD without having to load it on to your computer. It will be slow from the CD but if you decide to use it, it will be lightning fast.  Another benefit is, you can examine your hard drive with it, so once you played with it, keep the CD for when you have a problem with your hard drive.

Now read on...

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Roger Helmer and Gerard Batten and a little humour in the EU.

The really funny part of this is at the end when Gerard replies to Rogers comments.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Two Tory defections to UKIP today.

Harry Cole of Order-Order.com (Guido Fawkes organisation) tweets: Roger Helmer MEP has defected to UKIP.

That's two today, the other is a young woman chairman in the Young Conservatives.

How to teach your staff to understand organisational charts

Although simple in it's approach it will suddenly make any organisational chart you'll ever see clear and transparent.

I suggest all companies use it to train their staff in understanding what such charts actually mean