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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Interesting Facebook post I read.

I was sent this interesting post by James Delingpole on his website which has enraged a good many people. If it enrages you, then please do not return to my website.

"Ich bin ein Berliner."
JFK's words (which actually mean "I am a doughnut", but never mind) have been popular since the latest terrorist atrocity - as of course they inevitably would. We all know well enough, by now, the standard operational procedure that all right-thinking people adopt whenever someone from the Religion of Peace commits another mass murder.
First, the snappy hashtag phrase of solidarity: #jesuischarlie #prayfororlando #ichbineinberliner
Then the decorating of your Facebook/Twitter profile in the colours of the flag of the latest victim country. So: red, gold, and black are this month's red, white, and blue.
Then the candlelit vigils.
Then the hipster playing "Imagine" on a wonky piano in an impromptu and entirely unexpected gesture near the scene of the atrocity.
Then the visit by politicians vowing that the people will remain defiant in the face of this outrage.
Then the good news story about some Muslims who were brave and/or nice - usually members of the persecuted Ahmadi branch of Islam - which proves that it is a Religion of Peace really.
Then the caravan of grief moves on. Till the next atrocity. And so on and so on ad infinitum.
We've all noticed this stuff, many times over. And most of us find it properly sick-making. But there's one other element in the standard left-liberal playbook response to these terrorist atrocities which, I think, hasn't been widely noted yet. And I think it should be because it's as least as disgusting and lame and feeble and hypocritical and dishonest and cowardly and succour-to-the-enemy-giving as any of the responses I've listed above.
I'm talking about the Blame Nigel Farage response.
We saw a perfect example of this in the immediate aftermath of the Berlin atrocity earlier this week when the chattering classes on social media very quickly made up their hive mind who the guilty party was in the Christmas market massacre-by-truck.
Was it, perhaps, the ISIS-inspired terrorist who killed a Polish truck driver, commandeered his vehicle, drove to a crowded Christmas market in the centre of Berlin, turned off the headlights and then accelerated into the crowd of men, women, and children, killing at least a dozen and maiming many more?
Of course not!
The very worst, most evil and culpable person in the world the day after the Berlin massacre was - in the view of progressive types on Twitter and on the BBC and in The Guardian - Nigel Farage.
But what could Nigel Farage possibly have done wrong that was worse than killing lots of people going about their shopping in a Christmas market in Germany?
Well, he'd done the terrible thing of saying this in a tweet:
Terrible news from Berlin but no surprise. Events like these will be the Merkel legacy.

You might be wondering what the problem is here. Me too. I think it's perfectly arguable, indeed entirely reasonable, to suggest that Angela Merkel's bizarre experiment to invite over a million "refugees" of mostly Muslim extraction into her country was primarily responsible for this terrorist attack. Thinking this doesn't make you a bad person or an "Islamophobe". It's a simple numbers game: the more Muslims you invite in the greater the likelihood that among them will be unfriendly ones bent on doing great harm.
But to appreciate this basic, obvious truth is to think clearly and logically - which is not something the liberal-left likes to do. What it much prefers to engage in is emotive demagoguery, dubious moral equivalence and cynical smearing of the type we see expressed in this response to Farage's tweet by a left-wing activist called Brendan Cox.
@Nigel_Farage blaming politicians for the actions of extremists? That's a slippery slope Nigel.

Cox is keen to promote the idea that extremists from the "far right" are just as big a threat as "Islamist" ones.
On the day after the massacre, he tweeted:
Far right &Islamist extremists share same hate driven psychology, intolerance towards difference& tendency to violence. We must defeat both

Well, it's a point of view, certainly. But if you ask me it's a crass, ignorant, and irresponsible one. What on earth does the "far right" have to do with a mass murder of innocent shoppers committed by a follower of Islamic State? And how does the comparison add anything useful to the debate? It doesn't: it does the exact opposite. It's a classic piece of liberal-left "whataboutery", of intellectual evasion, of progressive smearing.
"Right wing extremists are just as big a problem as Islamist terrorists," it seeks to tell us.
And: "Let's not seek to point the finger of blame at any ideology in particular."
And: "But do let's blame the kind of people who think mass immigration is a bad thing because their 'intolerance towards difference' is what's really causing all this violence."
So I'm really not surprised that Nigel Farage chose to take Cox to task on LBC radio.
Hours after the Twitter exchange between the two, Mr Farage went on LBC radio and said: "Well, of course, he would know more about extremists than me, Mr Cox, he backs organisations like Hope Not Hate, who masquerade as being lovely and peaceful but actually pursue violent and very undemocratic means."
What does surprise me - though it shouldn't: I've seen often enough how these people roll - was the speed with which the news cycle shifted its attention. One minute we were being invited - quite properly - to focus on the latest appalling atrocity committed in the name of the Religion of Peace. The next - ooh look, a dickie bird! - everyone from the BBC and The Guardian, to various rentaquote Labour MPs, plus the usual suspects on Twitter had decided that the real story of the day was how disgusting and culpable people on the right were, especially Nigel Farage.
MP Tracy Brabin, who replaced Mrs Cox in her Batley and Spen constituency, said: "Beggars belief... A new low for Farage."
Chris Bryant, the Rhondda MP and former shadow Commons leader, said: "The sheer nastiness of Farage sometimes takes my breath away."
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins added: "When your entire career has been built on hate, not hope, it perhaps shouldn't shock me, but Farage still sinks lower than I'd have believed."
Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley, wrote on Twitter: "I hope Farage never ever feels the pain we feel about Jo, because unlike him I am not a monster."
Again, it's worth asking: what had Nigel Farage done or said wrong to justify phrases like "sheer nastiness" and "monster"? And if Nigel Farage is a "monster", what term would you use for the Tunisian guy who murdered that Polish truck driver and then deliberately ploughed the vehicle into a Christmas market full of kids?
I think we need to be absolutely clear here: these people have no claim whatsoever to the moral high ground. They are stupid, wrong, and evil.
In December 2016, as throughout this year and last and the one before, innocents have been butchered by a merciless creed which deliberately sets out to kill and maim by whatever means. And instead of facing up to this threat and asking important questions like "how did this come about?" and "how can we deal with it?", all these left-wing virtue-signallers in the Labour party, at The Guardian, at the BBC, and on Twitter want to do is duck the issue by pointing in the direction of their favourite bugbear "the far right" instead.
Here is Owen Jones playing the game in The Guardian:
No more pussyfooting around: Nigel Farage and his associates have poisoned our country’s political culture, and it’s time to push back. Their offensive – in every sense of the word – has been so swift, so devastating, that we risk normalising it.
Here is the left-wing comic Mark Steel trying it on in the Independent with some satire which works really well if you're a doctrinaire left-winger and Hope Not Hate fan who believes Brexit was a disaster and that what Europe needs right now is more unchecked immigration, from the Middle East and North Africa especially.
What has fuelled their moral indignation is the fact that Brendan Cox is the widower of Jo Cox, the MP who was murdered in the streets during the EU referendum campaign by a loner with neo-Nazi sympathies called Thomas Mair.
I have never spoken to, read, or met anyone on the Brexit side of the argument who was any less appalled by Jo Cox's murder than people on the Remain side were. Yet ever since her senseless death at the hands of a vile individual, elements in the Remain camp have sought to pin her murder on the "rhetoric" used by the Brexit camp, especially by people like Nigel Farage.
(This is a common trope of the regressive left - and has been since at least the 2011 shooting of Arizona Democrat politician Gabrielle Giffords, which the liberal media also did its best to blame on right-wing rhetoric rather than on a sad, confused, angry nut-job.)
Probably the most egregious example of this was a piece by David Aaronovitch in The Times, which I wrote about under the headline "Aaronovitch: Brexit campaigners kinda, sorta killed Jo Cox MP"
Few people have pushed this notion more assiduously than Brendan Cox himself - who donated a large chunk of the memorial fund raised in Jo Cox's honour to the dubious charity Hope Not Hate, whose speciality is to promulgate this same misleading line - that the "far right" is an equivalent threat to fundamentalist Islam.
No doubt in doing so Brendan Cox believes he is honouring his wife's memory.
The problem is that the "good work" Brendan Cox believes his wife was doing before she died is anathema to over half the country - and indeed to millions of people in Europe whose countries have been swamped by the kind of mass immigration that the Coxes believed would be good for them.
That's why the Remainers lost the referendum: because, contrary to the assertions of campaigners like Jo and Brendan Cox, British people had had quite enough of unchecked immigration and could not see the benefits of remaining shackled to a sclerotic, anti-democratic, supra-national bureaucracy within the European Union.
However, the response of the losing Remainers (the 48 per cent) has not been to accept with good grace the democratic will expressed by the Brexiteers (the 52 per cent). Rather it has been to fight, fight, fight the result with whatever means, fair or foul, come to hand and to try to ensure that Brexit never happens.
Among the fouler means the Remoaners have sought to use to get their way is to try to blacken the motives and character of anyone who voted Brexit, while claiming for themselves the moral high ground as ordinary decent people who represent the "British values" of tolerance and fairness and who are appalled by the supposed outbreak of post-Brexit "hate crimes" in a country they claim not to recognise anymore.
It goes without saying that this is pure propaganda based on the flimsiest of evidence, most of it anecdotal or simply made up.
But it's a line that has caught the imaginations of the losing Remain camp and their friends in the media, not least thanks to Brendan Cox himself.
Whatever phrase you use to describe Cox's activities since
his wife's murder, "maintaining a dignified silence" wouldn't be one of them. This was especially noticeable in the tense days before the referendum vote, when he invoked his late wife's memory to promote this popular Remain trope: that the language being used by the Brexit camp was inflammatory and dangerous and somehow unBritish.
"I think she was very worried that the language was coarsening, that people were being driven to take more extreme positions, that people didn’t work with each other as individuals and on issues, it was all much too tribal and unthinking," Mr Cox said.
"She was particularly worried - we talked about this regularly - about the direction, not just in the UK but globally, the direction of politics at the moment, particularly around creating division and playing on people’s worst fears rather than their best instincts."
He has continued to promote this view ever since - taking advantage of the significantly higher media profile which he gained as a result of his wife's death and finding a ready audience at parti-pris, pro-Remain media organisations like the BBC for his left-leaning, pro-immigration, anti-Brexit opinions. This Christmas he has been given still more space to promote his views by Channel 4 which has chosen him to broadcast their Alternative Christmas Message.
Is there, perhaps, some special rule whereby if you have been tragically widowed, you get a free pass to spout unchallenged whatever views you like in public - even if the cause you are supporting is potentially very dangerous and certainly very offensive to well over half the population?
Brendan Cox's many admirers in the Remain camp - on the regressive left and in Hope Not Hate most especially - would seem to think so.
I got a small taste of this myself when, at the height of the Farage/Cox spat, I tweeted:
"When are we allowed to say that Brendan Cox is a total arse?"

There are worse insults in the English lexicon than calling someone a "total arse" - as I was reminded by the large number of responses I got from Hope Not Hate virtue-signallers telling me as I was a "c***". My view on this remains as it was when I tweeted it: that if you're going to express suspect opinions in the public arena, then you should expect to be called on them, no matter how tragic your personal circumstances. Of course, Cox deserves sympathy as a widower; this does not, however, give him carte blanche to promulgate - uncriticised - the kind of political viewpoint which, unfortunately, goes a long way towards explaining the wave of terrorism we are experiencing in Europe today.
For about 24 hours, I experienced what Nigel Farage has to put up with pretty much every day of his life - and has done for the last 25 years. Wave after wave of self-righteous lefties pouring vitriol, wishing death on me, calling me the worst names they could think of in their limited imaginations.
I'm perfectly OK with the insults. I'm used to it. It's a technique popular with the regressive left known as "point and shriek" and "isolate and swarm". The purpose - as Vox Day explains in this SJW attack survival guide - is to frighten you, isolate you, and silence you. And the key thing is to recognise it for what it is and not be upset by it - and definitely not apologise.
But what I cannot tolerate or forgive - and nor should you - is when these scum-sucking regressive types think they have the right to judge and to take the moral high ground.
Farage was absolutely right when he said in that tweet that the massacre in Berlin was a direct result of the Merkel legacy.
John R Bradley puts it well in the Mail:
The undeniable reality is that Europe’s breathtakingly reckless open-door immigration policy has provided a perfect cover for Islamic State to further its bloody, anti-Christian agenda.
Undeniable and real it may be - but the regressive left shows, as yet, absolutely no sign of accepting it or engaging with it.
This is why I have a very special Christmas message to all those people who attacked Nigel Farage for telling the truth about the Berlin massacre, and to all those who called me a "c***" for being rude about Brendan Cox.
You are the reason Donald Trump won the US Presidential election; you are the reason 17.4 million people voted for Brexit; you are the reason the European Union is collapsing. You are hateful, bigoted and - for all your hypocritical pretences to the contrary - fascistic.
You are an intellectually spavined, moronic, self-righteous and disgusting losers who have been shown by the events of 2016 to be on the wrong side of history. There is nothing noble or worthy or decent about your ranting rage: it is the fury of a vampire stuck with a stake, realising as he shrieks his last that finally the good guys have ended his reign of terror.
I leave you, as a treat, with the delicious words of Owen Jones in the Guardian - as demented a case of psychological projection as it has ever been my amused privilege to witness.
We face a great danger, and not even those who will suffer because of it have realised just how grave it is. Intolerance and hatred have been legitimised across the western world. Dissent is becoming treason. That is bad enough. But there are other violent extremists who are being both radicalised and legitimised across the west. If we don’t take a stand now, new dark chapters are soon to arrive.
No, Owen, my fluffy little ephebe. It's not my side that is guilty of any of that. It's your side that has been doing this for decades - closing down free speech, demeaning people who dare to speak out, promoting hatred and violence while pretending to preach tolerance (so long as it's tolerance of things you think it's OK to tolerate).
You are unconscionable scum. Your philosophy has been responsible for causing untold misery across the world for over a century. The idea that any of you are able to take the moral high ground on anything is as risible as your threadbare arguments.
Still, the great thing is that you guys finally lost in 2016. Happy 2017 everyone - it can only get better from here on in.
 Happy New Year to all Brexiteers.

Ampers.

Monday, 19 December 2016

How this old geezer would reform the NHS


We need to reform the NHS, comment if you agree or object. If objecting, please say why and what you would do instead.

First of all, there are too many layers of authority between the Government and the surgeries & hospitals at the end of chain.

Once we are out of the EU, we need to get back to the “county level” of running things.

Ministry: there should be an NHS Department in charge of all purchasing and payments. Now that the NHS is fully computerised, both sections could be run with no more than a staff of 100 for each section, although this would have to be greatly increased whilst setting up.

Purchasing: senior executives of Amazon should be approached to set up an Amazon style operation. Not to run the supplies department but to advise in setting it up. And to inspect (but not oversee) it on a regular basis.

Payments: the department should be responsible for two areas. And two areas only, everything else should be handled at the local level (surgeries and hospitals).

First of all they should be responsible for the payment of all salaries which are paid into the bank, and the issue of all payment instructions to the surgeries and hospitals for weekly cash wages.

Secondly they should be responsible for the payment of all purchasing incoming invoices.

County Council: There should be no other levels of management until we come to Country Level in the local Country Council offices. This is where they decide whether hospitals should work individually or in groups, and the number of surgeries required for the local demographics. Nothing else. The Council themselves can make those decisions, but perhaps a manager (one only) could be based there, using the council’s secretarial services when required?

Surgeries should be responsible for the running of their surgeries, other than the actual payment of salaries, equipment or medicines. They already have a practice manager so would only need one extra member of support staff.

Hospitals: should be responsible for the running of their hospitals, or hospital groups, other than the actual payment of salaries, equipment or medicines. They already have a managerial staff so would only need to expand their support staff.

Ampers.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Only two of you for Christmas Lunch, here's what to do.

Pam and I are looking forward to Christmas day.

There's just the two of us, so we don't have Turkey as we don't want to be eating it at the end of January, or February perhaps?

We have roast pheasant, or used to until this year as we like to spend as little time in the kitchen as we can. We've discovered Pheasant breasts at Ocado. And cooking is easy - we cook at 65° C in a sealed plastic bag for a couple of hours, then just before serving, fry it in butter for a minute or so each side so it is a golden colour. As long as it is at 65° C you can cook it for 90 minutes or as long as you like so we don’t have to keep checking it. So it’s on at 11am and forget! And, no, the plastic doesn’t melt at that temperature!

Yes, it is costly, but it is only once a year! And, we thoroughly enjoy it...

We make a day of it with every course on the hour, starting at noon

Our menu is as follows:

First Course:
A smoked salmon salad with quails eggs.
No “French” stuff here, English sparkling wine to wash it down

Main Course:
Pheasant breasts, Asparagus, Tinned minty potatoes and petits pois (peas).
Washed down with a top Rustenburg South African Pinotage.

Dessert:
Pecan & Toffee Roulard (Waitrose)
A great dessert wine, Royal Tokaji wine completes the circle”

Cheese:
Mature Stilton on French bread tingles the palate
Old Port washes it down superbly and great for the toast to Her Majesty.

Coffee:
But with the finest chocolate, washed down with a great Van Ryn Cape Brandy.

* Computers, phones and tablets banned from noon.

Ampers

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Have you visited the UK Column website? It's very interesting.


This has been taken from their "About Us" page.
The UK Column story began with local residents in Devonport, the historic Royal Navy dockyard area of the city of Plymouth in South West England.

Fighting against corruption within Plymouth City Council, and motivated by the increasing interference in their community by government backed ’Quangos’, as well as the political charity Common Purpose, local people were unable to get their concerns published by the local press.

Research suggested a collaboration between Plymouth City Council, South West of England Regional Development Agency, the Government Office of the South West, Common Purpose and local newspapers. The simple objective appeared to be to hide the truth.

In response a small Devonport group decided to print the truth themselves.

The first edition of the Devonport Column was published in January 2006. A4 sheet size and with an initial distribution of just 500, the effect of the Column on the streets was amazing. Whilst residents, and the Plymouth public demanded more, local Councillors were bullied to try and shut the paper down, and even the Chief Executive of Plymouth Council used his public office to try and prevent future editions from being printed. Individual members of our team were threatened and some local advertisers intimidated.

We knew we were onto something special, and we were greatly encouraged as an increasing number of telephone calls and letters of support arrived.

The fledgling team worked hard to produce a monthly newsheet, boosted articles to cover a hefty four A4 pages, and increased distribution to 1500 copies per month. All work was voluntary and funded by local donations.

Deeply researching links between Common Purpose, the inner reaches of government, public sector fraud and corruption and the EU, our volunteers were also motivated to form “The New Battle of Britain Group”, a campaign group to raise money and help others become more effective in spreading the truth about EU driven criminal activity in UK, and fighting it. This initiative was later to help create and fund the British Constitution Group, which has now achieved so much in its own right.

As our readership grew, the Devonport Column was renamed, first to the Plymouth & Devonport Column, and then the UK Column.

From that tiny spark of free speech, demand for the paper rapidly increased, and with the help of a few very generous start-up donations we were able to expand to 20,000 copies per month, rising to 75,000 in December 2007. To date the UK Column team has printed well over 1 million copies and has worked very hard over the last 9 years to greatly expand efforts on many different fronts. 

Alongside the hard copy papers, our website, ebooks, research groups and forums, we have also given hundreds of public talks across UK and overseas and produced thousands of hours of internet video presentations, documentaries and live weekday news programmes.

The UK Column remains the work of a small core group of volunteers, and we are only able to do what we do due to the generosity of those who donate and subscribe. If you like what we do we very much hope that you will also give what you can to help support us.

Visit their website for more

Ampers.

Parliament works against all decent citizens in the UK.

This is a comment a colleague left in the Daily Mail, it will be interesting to see whether it will be published:
"The biggest job we in Britain have facing us today is getting rid of the corrupt politicians from Westminster who it seems may be in the majority.
"They argue and work constantly in favour of unpatriotic and often treasonous acts often using a form of double speak and coded language to disguise their actions and motives when referring to them. Michael Fallon is one of many such wreckers of the UK and is often reviewed on UK Column, a must watch for people who want true news.
 

"Giving away taxpayers' money against taxpayers' wishes is one of the worse acts that all the traditional parties and politicians including the Greens practice.

"One of the terrifying aspects of these criminal politicians is that they are putting together an aggressive police force to impose a police state, something our BBC and main stream media refuse to report."
My colleague mentions Fallon, but I sincerely doubt if there is more than a small handful of MPs who really have this countries interest at heart. But please don't ask me to name them as I haven't a clue who they are.

Readers old enough to remember Yes Minister will know how easy our MPs are manipulated into "doing what is expected of them".

Ampers.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

$350 paid to ALL demonstrators by George Soros for a one day's demonstrating against Trump

US and French media highlight anti-Trump demonstrations in various cities. This dispute is not spontaneous. Protesters are paid ...

On Craigslist, a website for classified ads very popular in the United States for his job search ads, sale and rental of housing, etc., one can easily find ads offering a job of a special kind "show against Donald Trump ".

The benefit is paid on time. From one city to another, protest against Donald Trump reports between 10 and 35 dollars an hour.

During the election campaign the protesters were already paid to protest against Trump ... but no "official" media ever spoke of it. All obediently showed images of anti-Trump protesters without saying anything about the evidence that they were being paid to demonstrate.


"Fight Agenda Trump! We are hiring full-time activists. "Washington Can! "Is the oldest and most deeply rooted nonprofit political association of our state. For more than 35 years, we have been fighting at the local and national levels on issues such as race, social, health, immigrant rights, and tax fairness. We are looking for motivated people, whether part-time or full-time. We offer permanent positions. We offer medical assistance, paid holidays, paid sick days. The average salary is between $ 15 and $ 20 an hour "

The suspicious announcement was published by Washington CAN! - an acronym for the Washington Community Action Network - is part of a network of nearly 500 undercover associations all over the United States, grouped under the name USAction, founded in 1999 and currently run by the African American activist William McNary.

The vice-president is Heather Booth, a historical figure of American feminism. USAction was born out of the ashes of Citizen Action - headed for years by Heather Booth - which had activists and affiliated associations in 34 states before turning into public support for the Democratic Party and then President Bill Clinton. The organization was involved in the Teamstersgate scandal due to illegal financing given to Ron Carey and his re-election as the Teamsters union, which now represents public and private sector workers.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Efficient meal planning for the busy family

Efficient meal planning for the busy family

OK, we’re retired, so we can hardly call ourselves busy. Mind you, keeping interest in the Good News and Bad News blogs at watching.org.uk does take a lot of time each day.

First of all, we decided on a revolving weekly menu we call them simply Menu A, Menu B … Menu E. These we set up in a word processor and we have a printer with duplex on (prints both sides of the page). On one side we have the menu and on the reverse side we have headings of the three main places we shop (Ocado/Tesco/Local) with all the items for the menu week listed with check boxes.

We have a large A4 folder with 62 clear pockets we bought from Amazon for only a fiver (not the one with animal fat of course) where we list each of the weekly menus followed by the lunch and dinner menus for each dish.

We chose five menus, and are thinking of increasing them to six so there is more separation and don't have the same meals near the same date of each month.

We have a large list of foods we buy from Ocado and, on a Sunday, I get my tablet where I keep a database of the foods stored in our garden cabinet. Once I mark them in a column of the Ocado list, I then go down the back of the weekly menu adding all the items we need for the weeks menus. I then mark them off the shopping list. Finally, we include other items such as cleaning materials, spices, vegetables and fruit.

We fire up the Ocado website and quickly enter all the items on our four page shopping list.

The whole operations including printing takes less than an hour and we book the shopping slot for early Monday morning – and it is done. Occasionally we pop into the local shops or Tescos for items that Ocado doesn’t sell in small quantities.

The folder is just for advance information, it plays no part in the ordering procedure.

Each week, we tick one item which we feel isn’t up to our standards, and search the billions of recipes on the net for a replacement. Mostly we are happy with our choices. But in time may get bored. Six menus will give you 42 different lunches and 42 different dinners. Surely that is enough for most families?


An added bonus is, we have more space in our fridge/freezer/cabinets.

Bon Appétit.

Ampers.

Afrikaners get a bad press, what are they really like?

Ek onthou 'n voorval op 'n plaas waar die taai Afrikaans voorman toesig oor 'n groep swartes tot 'n groot leivoor te grawe.

'n Oproep deurgekom hom en ek is gestuur om hom te roep om die huis. Onmiddellik het hy weg is, die swartes gestaak en verlig sigarette.

Ek het teruggekeer na die huis en die voorman het die oproep klaar en hy het gaan staan by die venster kyk die swartes. Ek het gevra of hy gaan hulle ophou rook, Nee, het hy gesê, sal ek tot hulle klaar wag. Wat het hy gedoen. Toe het hy na die groep skree op hulle weer aan die werk te kry.

Hulle het, maar hulle was glimlag, weet hulle ...

(My taal nie te goed nie, ek was in Engeland vir 61 jaar!)
Translation:

I remember an incident on a farm where the tough Afrikaans foreman was supervising a group of blacks to dig a large irrigation ditch.

A call came through to him and I was despatched to call him to the house. Immediately he had left, the blacks downed tools and lit up cigarettes.

I returned to the house and the foreman had finished the call and he stood by the window watching the blacks. I asked if he was going to stop them smoking, No, he said, I’ll wait till they have finished, cigarettes cost much money. Which he did. Then he returned to the group shouting and screaming at them to get back to work.

They did, but they were grinning, they knew…
Ampers

Friday, 2 December 2016

Send this man a Christmas Card

Big Al, sent to prison for, what was it? Ten years. What for? For something they let Muslims off with practically nothing in the UK.

A soldier who lost it for a second.

The politicians do not mind Muslims raping our children, killing our citizens, but one soldier, trained to kill and make split seconds decisions, lost his sanity briefly, gets ten years in prison.

If you feel this is unfair, send this man a Christmas Card. I am going to.

And you can, as the Americans say, "take that to the bank!"


Ampers.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

This is a very amusing, and serious suggestion, we should take on board.

Stefan Molyneux is my favourite Canadian. I watch a lot of his videos as he puts his serious points across with immense humour. In this video he asserts that the American huge national debt is not the people's responsibility.

It really doesn't matter which civilised country throughout the world you live in, this also applies to you. It's 14 minutes of serious/humour.


If you click on the link you will be taken to his "Freedomain" website where he has hundreds of videos on all subjects, ranging from a few minutes to over an hour. Most have a right hand side where he illustrates his talk with references so (not for this one) but many of his videos are best watched on a PC or Notebook in full screen so you can read the references.

Ampers.