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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Ampers Humour - a technical joke

I recently received this technical (Apple) piece of humour and hope you enjoy it.

Don't hit the "read the full article" button if you are politically correct or easily offended

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Cathy's letter from Zimbabwe

Here is Cathy's letter:

Dear Family and Friends,

There’s nothing that can put Zimbabweans into a bad mood quicker than no water or no electricity. Put the two together and you can almost see people’s blood pressure rising. A collapse of the national electricity grid on Wednesday plunged most of the country into the dark.

That night the clatter of generators rang out from every direction; the noise was deafening and the air vibrated! ZBC TV ran a crawl line on the screen during the main evening news bulletin calling for people to switch off their geysers and lights to save electricity. What electricity, we all shouted, as we watched battery powered TV’s, because there was no electricity to save.

The kid Geldof saved in Africa now carries a Kalashnikov

When not deluded by political rhetoric and constrained by the modern obsession for political correctness, having to couch every damn thing said into any terms, as long as racism can't be read into our utterances, then here's a sobering real view of one specific continent, its people and how they behave.

However, it is Ampers continent and he loves Africa (south of the Sahara), and as much as he was horrified when he first received this article,  on reflection he realised that it wasn't against the people, but aimed more at the Western World. Africa does need our help, but the last thing we should give them is money or any product that can be sold.

Money goes straight into private bank accounts, not in Switzerland where they can be found out, but probably in China where they are probably getting a good interest. Goods are confiscated by soldiers and sold on the black market, and then confiscated and sold again, and again and again.

We have to show them how to farm, how to fish, and how to provide for themselves. We need to provide education for them. And we need to teach them about the penalties of expanding their population which causes more of them to die as the resources are not there to feed themselves. Lastly we need to education them into realising there will be no more money or capital goods coming into any country which has a dictatorship.


Anyway, now to the Irish report, which appeared In the Irish Independent.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Prijateljstvo iki Ljubav - Croation for "Friendship or Love" Also called Zeus and Roxanne

This is a beautiful film, made in Florida about a dog who befriends and is saved by a dolphin. I consider myself a pretty hardened person but alas, I hate to admit it, but it brought tears to my eyes.

I really think it deserves anf award as it has been done with flair and imagination - tell me what you think in the comments below?

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Don't let your prejudices drag you down.

Those who follow my articles know I think Apple products are too expensive and would never buy anything where at least 20% of the price is for the "badge" or logo on the item.

But it is too easy to hate, or not to admire, if you dislike some part of the story.

Proof that sending politicians on holiday increases FTSE performance

Over at The Freedom Association they have a new “Freedom Factsheet” out, this one on the positive correlation between upswings in the stock market and House of Commons recesses.

It’s quite a neat idea. These are their findings and conclusion:

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

A Jimmy Carr very funny and topical tweet

     Rioters say 'everyone else    
     was doing it' & 'I needed more
     money'. We've heard those
     excuses before. From MPs.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Farage on Brown, and Nadine on good financial housekeeping!

This is a series of two videos, both about our economy.

First of all we see Gordon MP to the end of his speech in the European Union, followed by a three minute slot of Nigel Farage MEP tearing him to pieces with Brown grinning like an overfed Hyena.

Then we have Nadine Dorries MP on Question Time explaining to us of how a sensible family would behave if their overdraft was at maximum and their five credit cards were maxed out. And how the Labour Government just took out a 6th Credit Card!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Las Vegas, eat your heart out, Macau knows how it should be done

I have been to Las Vegas and up to now, thought it was the finest example of what money, imagination, and dubious taste could do.

Now, please don't think I am knocking America or Las Vegas as I am not.  I love Vegas and have been there many times. As I loved every bit of America when I spent three years in this country in the fifties.  It was the beginning of Rock 'n' Roll, probably one of the most exciting times for a teenager in the 20th century.

But do enjoy this video, it really is stunning, truly remarkable and probably, if I had been there and seen it for myself, I would echo my "dubious taste" remark I used about Las Vegas!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Could this save money for Schools?

My idea could be to get Amazon involved by having a reduced version of their Kindle just for schools, with an unique model reference number embossed in the back so it can't be rubbed off. Each child would have their own reference number so stolen property can be returned.

Ingleesh as she is spoken - our way of confusing our enemies!

You think English is easy?
This rather long email arrived in my mailbox this morning and I thought it might be of interest to both readers whose native language is English, but even of more interest to those whose native language isn't English.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

The London Olympics, 2012 - a video by the incredible Max Farquar

They say a picture is worth a thousand owrds... how much is a video worth? Anyway this needs no further comment from me:

Saturday, 13 August 2011

The underlying cause of our sick society

Before we can change things we need to realise how these problems arose.
I think things all started going wrong when Enoch Powell gave his speech highlighting future problems if we didn't stop and take a look at what we were doing.

People were so incensed at the press reports – a lot of what is purported to have been said in his speech wasn't actually said at all – that they became so furious they didn't take stock of his message at all. Nobody in government wanted to hear his warning.

Then the socialists wanted to totally undermine the marriage. They gave so much encouragement that Britain became the country in Europe with the biggest number of unmarried mothers. The woman's liberation movement made a big thing about men were not required with the work of bringing up children.

Flying at Mach 22 (no that's not two point two!) - anywhere in the world within the hour.

Falcon HTV-2

DARPA’s Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) program is a multiyear research and development effort to increase the technical knowledge base and advance critical technologies to make long-duration hypersonic flight a reality.

Data from the program informs policy, acquisition, and operations decisions for future Department of Defense Conventional Prompt Global Strike programs. Hypersonic data is collected through extensive modeling and simulation, wind-tunnel testing and two experimental flight tests. The ultimate goal is a capability that can reach anywhere in the world in less than an hour.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

There's a better answer than prison for these thugs. Libbies won't like this post!

What to do about the rioters.

As someone recently stated, the problem is, there people are so divorced from the main stream, that jail is no longer any punishment for them. They take it in their stride. However, the following should be read after you look at my underlying problems article.

The idea of stopping benefits won't help as these people wouldn't care about sleeping rough and would be even more of a menace to normal citizens going about their daily routines.

However, before we can bring in the sort of punishments that will actually make them stop and think, we have to withdraw from the European Human Rights legislation.

Then we can consider more fitting punishments for these people.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A wise Flem, from South Africa, on preparing for the turmoil caused by our politicians.

I received an interesting email from a lady who is on holiday after me once telling her to invest in gold and silver.

Although her first language is Flemish, and like most Flems, she probably speaks French as well, she now speaks Afrikaans, and her English is also pretty good. She certainly manages to get her point across very succinctly, and I know she is a pretty wise business lady.

You may find her email, although short, will tell you how to survive in the difficult times ahead.

Monday, 8 August 2011

House of Lords talk about how the forerunner of the EU was started by ex-Nazis

The following video is based on a speech by Rodney Atkinson at a public meeting at the Houses of Parliament on 26th Feb 2008 - it was updated 2010. However, I must warn you that is is 37 minutes long. Please don't let that put you off as it is most important to watch - save it until you have a spare half an hour or so.

I attended the meeting mentioned--it was held in a committee room in the House of Lords and I listened with total fascination to his story. Three years have gone by and the reason why nobody has tried to deny his story is that he has such a wealth of facts and ammunition to combat any opposition.

The real culprits for the decline of the Western World - written by economic experts.

The end of the party
Written by Eamonn Butler
Monday, 08 August 2011 05:44

I don't like to say 'told you so', but the current economic crisis says it louder than those mere words. Back in 2007-08, the politicians were rushing to blame the recklessness of the banks for the financial meltdown. We at ASI argued that the real culprit was actually the recklessness of the politicians.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Ampers' Humour - two truly great comebacks.

Number 1:

How to make an elephant stew, old African recipe

Elephant Stew recipe

How elections are run from the grass roots level in Zimbabwe

Cathy Buckle has started writing again from Zimbabwe, her frightening letter is reproduced below.

Dear Family and Friends,

You can get very dizzy trying to follow Zimbabwe’s progress towards the next election. This week provided a prime example of our endlessly spinning circles.

Just when it looked as if everyone including SADC, Zanu PF and the MDC had come to an agreement about an election being held in the second half of 2012, Zanu PF held a politburo meeting in Harare.

Behaving as they have for the past 31 years and ignoring the fact that they are in a coalition government, they made a decision for the whole country. Wide eyed and open mouthed we listened with disbelief to the news headlines mid week. Zanu PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo emerged from the politburo meeting and said:

Monday, 1 August 2011

Linux? Who the hell uses Linux? You're in cloud cuckoo land mate!

This is what you often hear all over the Internet, but there are a few areas where Linux is used.

Linux is everywhere

Most People obviously know Windows. You use it at work. You use it at home and when it does the “Blue Screen of Death” then you are reminded how well you really know this thing.

Linux. Most People generally don’t know Linux. Most people would be surprised that it's a computer Operating System which they rely on each and every day. Lets see why …..

I list a dozen areas where Linux has made a big impact below. 

The government hounding of an innocent man charged with rape!

The following is an example of how the ANC government of South Africa works. I have to admit, I find it extremely distasteful. But then their President honoured the South African Communist Party only the other day, so I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.  The following is also on Helen's official website at

Hellen Zille - Leader of the DA Party.
"Last Friday, DA MP Masizole Mnqasela was acquitted on charges of raping a 17-year old girl at his home in the Pelican Park Parliamentary village in May 2010.

"I had been expecting this outcome after following the case with profound concern and interest from the start. Since the allegation first surfaced in June last year, public commentators have described the case as a “litmus test” for the Democratic Alliance."