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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Saudi Arabia and Egypt redefining their relationships with Israel


Does the Times Want Middle East Peace
Jonathan S. Tobin / 29th August, 2016

Something very odd has been happening in the Middle East and, as Sunday’s editorial in the New York Times illustrates, it has a lot of liberals seriously depressed. What’s bothering them? It turns out their collective noses are out of joint about progress toward Middle East peace and the fact that the Palestinian campaign that seeks to avoid direct talks and isolate Israel is failing.

If that wasn’t bad enough, a series of diplomatic breakthroughs are happening on the watch of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the man that the Times and the so-called “peace camp” has been busy slandering as an opponent of peace.

After several decades of unremitting hostility, some of the fiercest opponents of Israel are starting to view the Jewish state very differently. Covert ties with Saudi Arabia are now becoming more open. Egypt, whose cold peace with Israel remained frozen in open hostility since Anwar Sadat’s assassination, has a government that is no longer shy about treating Israel as an ally if not a friend. Jerusalem’s relations with much of the Third World, especially African nations, are also warming up.

Those who care about thawing tensions between Jews and Arabs should be applauding all of this. That’s especially true of those voices that spend so much time deploring Israel’s isolation and the idea that it is an armed camp that is locked in perpetual combat with the entire Muslim and Arab world.

But the Times and others on the left are lukewarm about these positive developments for their own reasons.

The first is that Israel and its Arab neighbors have been drawn together in large part through their mutual antipathy for Obama administration policies, and most specifically about the Iran nuclear deal.

The Times has been one of the principal cheerleaders of the pact, which its advocates incorrectly claim has ended the nuclear threat to Israel and the Arab states. But those nations that are targeted most directly by Iran—Israel and Saudi Arabia—understand that U.S. appeasement of Iran advances the latter’s drive for regional hegemony as well as merely postponing the moment when it will achieve nuclear capability.

The coming together of other Middle East nations in reaction to this travesty is evidence that those most at risk consider Obama’s false promises and his desire for a general U.S. retreat from the region a clear and present danger to the region.

Just as important is the Palestinian dismay about the willingness of many in the Arab world to embrace Israel as an ally. The irony is that both the Saudis and Egyptians hope to use their new ties with Israel to jump-start peace talks and Israel has signaled its willingness to try again.

But that is exactly the opposite of what the Palestinian Authority wants. PA leader Mahmoud Abbas is appalled about the idea of being pushed into negotiations with Israel again because it will force him to either refuse peace offers (as he did in 2008) or to blow up the talks (as he did in 2014) to avoid being cornered again. The PA prefers to stick to its strategy of refusing negotiations while asking the United Nations to recognize their independence without first requiring them to make peace with Israel.

New talks with Israel mean that strategy, which allows the PA to keep refusing to recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state no matter where its borders are drawn, would be thwarted.

Ever since 1967, any hope of Arab reconciliation with Israel has been frustrated by Palestinian rejectionism. But that is a luxury that Cairo and Riyadh can no longer afford because of the nuclear deal and the rise of Islamist terror groups such as Hamas in Gaza,

Iran’s Hezbollah auxiliaries in Lebanon as well as ISIS. Egypt rightly sees Hamas and ISIS as direct threats that must be faced. Moreover, Israel’s fears that a withdrawal from the West Bank would lead to a Hamas takeover there are viewed with more understanding in Cairo than they are at the Times.

Read the whole article here

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The Foreign invasion.

Naturally, the false asylum seekers who enter the UK are illegal and should be deported, whether criminals or not. There are rules about entering a country illegally by slipping through procedures or using false documents.

Also, we must be alarmed by ISIS threat of saying they are slipping in thousands of killers into the EU disguised as Asylum seekers. These are of many religions but most have the same barbaric religion which is to maim, rape and kill non-believers.

But I welcome the Eastern Europeans into our country providing they are here for life and want to settle down, hold jobs, buy homes and have families. I have met many of these people and they are all very friendly unless pushed.

They are over here with their children but as the children grow up and marry, I hope they will fall in love with English people. After two dastardly world wars, the English race has lost huge swaths of their bravest people. The race has weakened. Just look at the huge amount who, too terrified to stand on their own two feet and face a brave new world, opted to vote to remain in a suffocating, undemocratic, European Union.

Ampers.

This five minute video tells a story succinctly...


Very much about those Afrikaners who travelled to countries north to help the indiginous people but get very little thanks.

You may not understand the language but you will fully understand the story.

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Da-Idi Guillaume - My musiek! Hope you enjoy!

I met Guillaume in 2006 at a 10,000 crowd off Afrikaners from Britain and all over Europe at a mammoth Afrikaans festival in Wembley over a weekend in 2006 where I was the official photographer.

He hasn't seemed to have aged very much but his music has improved 100%. I hope my viewers will enjoy it as much as I do.


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Try not to eat or drink poison, most of you do so every day.

Interesting article in the Daily Express on 30th August on how a slice of lemon in your drink, part f the article reads:

Whether it be an ice cold glass of your favourite fizzy drink or a slimline gin and tonic, a slice of lemon is always a refreshing addition.

But did you know the microbes found on your citrus wedge have the potential to cause infectious diseases?

This comes after it was revealed THIS everyday habit is "as dirty as licking your toilet".

A study published in the Journal of Environmental Health in 2007, involved researchers swabbing lemon slices that were on their drinks at 21 different restaurants.

They found almost 70 per cent of the samples produced some sort of microbial growth, including 25 different microbial species.

The researchers concluded: “The microbes found on the lemon samples in our investigation all have the potential to cause infectious diseases at various body sites, although the likelihood was not determined in this study
But it doesn't stop there, in the Express on the 11th August

So it may come as a surprise to learn that refilling your water bottle without washing it has been branded as dirtier than licking the toilet.

New research from treadmillreviews has found that refilled water bottles are covered in germs.

Researchers lab-tested reusable water bottles after each had been used by an athlete for a week.

The bottle with the highest number of bacteria – over 900,000 colony forming units per square cm on average – had more bacteria than the average toilet seat.
Related articles

The research, shared with Metro.co.uk, found the average person’s water bottle had 313,499 CFU per square cm.

The germ-ridden bottles are caused by a lack of washing mixed with sweat and germs encountered on a daily basis.

Even more stomach-churning was the news researchers found 60 per cent of the germs they discovered on the water bottles were able to make people sick.

However there are ways to make water bottles less germ-covered.
 Which should be enough to examine everything we do where eating utencils, cups and plates, water bottles are concerned.

Some useful hints from these articles include:

1. Firstly, don’t use a slide-top bottle as it was found to be the worst for germs, with 933,340 CFU per square cm.

2. Squeeze top and screw-top bottles came in second, with around 160,000 CFU per square cm.

3. But the cleanest bottles were straw-tops, which had just 25,400 CFU per square cm.

4. Drinking from a stainless steel bottle is healthier than from a plastic bottle, researchers discovered.

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

The war between the UK and the US which almost happened.

War very nearly broke out in the early thirties between America and Britain. America's plans were to dominate Canada and the Caribbean initially. Then Australia and New Zealand.

The only reason the Americans finally dropped the idea was the power of the British navy which, incidentally, our last half dozen governments have destroyed.

The film below lasts 45 minutes and is absolutely riveting. When I was sent a link I just couldn't put it down. Make sure you have the time before watching it as it is impossible to put down.

My readers from Britain, Canada, and the ANZAC countries should watch and thank their lucky stars it never happened as the death toll could have been as bad as the first world war.


The story is also in Wikipedia.

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Saudi Born Atheist Rana Ahmad: Family Would Have Killed Me If I Hadn’t Fled

So, Moslem women say wearing the Hijab is their idea? This Saudi girl does not agree. Tell me, UK Feminists, whose side are you on, enlightened girls or dominated women?

She became an atheist after studying the books Moslems are forbidden to study.

Books that western girls read at school every day.


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Thursday, 25 August 2016

American Software Security, late seventies style!

Borlannd Sidekick was a Personal Information Manager [PIM} which I used on my Commodore PET back in 1977-1979.

We were discussing sidekick in a pub in Bayswater and complaining because Borland wasn't allowed to send the version with the ability to make the data secure with security outside the USA.

A rather large Russian came over to our table - remember, this was in the cold war, and we were naturally a little nervous!

But he was friendly and said if we came back tomorrow he would give us a copy of Sidekick with the security on it.

We returned the next night and sure enough, he came over and gave us the floppy disks. I asked how he managed to get them when we couldn't.

"Man in embassy in Washington crossed the road to computer shop and got program and copied to all embassies in world".

Made us question American government intelligence.

Ampers

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Some humour from our cousins across the pond

Sent to us from American friends we met on a Viking Cruise.

BRITISH HUMOR IS DIFFERENT
These are classified ads, which were actually placed in UK Newspapers:

FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER.

8 years old,
Hateful little bastard.
Bites!   

FREE PUPPIES
1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.   

FREE PUPPIES.
Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.
 
COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED.
Also 1 gay bull for sale.
 
JOINING NUDIST COLONY!
Must sell washer and dryer £100.
 
WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE .
Worn once by mistake.
Call Stephanie.
 
FOR  SALE BY OWNER.
Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes.
Excellent condition, £200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.   

Statement of the Century  
Thought from the Greatest Living Scottish Thinker--BillyConnolly.

"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, How come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time?"  
   



Children Are Quick
______________________________ ______
 
TEACHER: Why are you late?
STUDENT: Class started before I got here.
______________________________ ______
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
 ______________________________ ____________
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
(I Love this child)
______________________________ ______________
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.
______________________________ ____
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
WINNIE: Me!
______________________________ ____________
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
______________________________
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it.
Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.....
______________________________ ________
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mum is a good cook.
______________________________
TEACHER:  Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.
______________________________ _____
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Can you help with extra information please?

 Please send me an email on the form on the left hand column. The email box is optional, if it forces an email, just add example@email.com

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The establishment grouped together to defend the EU.

Below is a list of public figures, foreign politicians and companies who actively supported the remain campaign by browbeating the British Public not to Brexit.

Name                       Position


Richard Branson     Founder, Virgin Group
Barack Obama        President of the United States of America
Lord Rose                Chairman of Marks & Spencer
Lord Sainsbuty        Sainsbury Supermarkets and Britain Stronger in Europe
David Cameron       British Prime Minister
Nicola Sturgeon      Scotish First Minister
Tony Blair               Ex PM   }    It's debatable whether they, in fact, actually
Gordon Brown        Ex PM   }    helped the Remain cause by speaking for it
John Major              Ex PM   }    during the Brexit campaign.

Can you add to it? We aren't interested in people who kept their head down but voted Remain, this was their inalienable right. But we are interested in all those who appeared in the newspapers, TV or radio who tried to influence the result by browbeating the British people.

Ampers

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Please help with these Cabinet Ministers. Remainers or Leavers?

Here is the Cabinet, Can you help with who was a Remainian and who was a leaver?


*** UPDATE***

Now all completed, thanks for all your help.

Red = Remainers
Blue = Leavers


Total 46.    
Remain Camp 38    Leave Camp 8

 First cabinet

Theresa May – Prime Minister.

Philip Hammond – Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Amber Rudd – Home Secretary.

Boris Johnson – Foreign Secretary.

Michael Fallon – Defence Secretary.

David Davis - Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

Liam Fox – Secretary of State for International Trade.

David Gauke – Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Jeremy Hunt – Health Secretary.

Justine Greening – Education Secretary.

Damian Green – Work and Pensions Secretary.

Liz Truss – Justice Secretary.

Chris Grayling – Transport Secretary.

Greg Clark – Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Andrea Leadsom – Environment Secretary.

Priti Patel – Secretary of State for International Development.

Karen Bradley – Culture Secretary.

Sajid Javid – Communities Secretary.

Jeremy Wright – Attorney General.

Gavin Williamson – Chief Whip.

Patrick McLoughlin – Party chairman.

Alun Cairns – Welsh Secretary.

David Mundell – Scottish Secretary.

James Brokenshire – Northern Ireland Secretary.

David Lidington – Leader of the Commons.

Baroness Evans – Leader of the Lords.

Ben Gummer – Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Penny Mordaunt – Minister of State at DWP

Mike Penning – Minister of State at MoD

Brandon Lewis – Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service at the Home Office

Matt Hancock – Minister of State responsible for digital policy at DCMS

Jane Ellison – Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Joseph Johnson – Minister of State at the Department for Educatio

John Hayes – Minister of State at the Department for Transport

Damian Hinds – Minister of State for the Department of Work and Pensions

Greg Hands – Minister of State in the Department for International Trade

Robert Goodwill – Minister of State for immigration in the Home Office

Lord Price – Minister of State at the Department for International Trade

Philip Dunne – Minister of State at the Department of Health

Sir Oliver Heald – Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice

Nick Hurd – Minister of State at Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Edward Timpson – Minister of State at DfE

Marcus Jones – Minister for Local Government at DCLG

Baroness Shields – Minister for Internet Safety and Security at DCMS

Mark Spencer – Whip

Sam Gyimah – Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice