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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Are all colours black in the South African rainbow?

I have received emails which are aimed at keeping us all informed about the new South Africa, post Apartheid. The second is more optimistic than the first but, strangely enough, they don't really contradict each other than much.

My own views are simple. I left South Africa, my home and my parents and came to England alone when I was fifteen, because of the political situation there. Yes  I was a political animal even then!

However, I am now extremely concerned about the huge amount of corruption in the present ANC party, which is why, if I were back living in that country, I would vote for the DA (Democratic Alliance).


Here is the first letter. Naturally I have withheld names and addresses
I'm a fairly qualified 28 year old, “middle class” citizen. Yet for some reason I read I must apologise and pay for the sins of apartheid, an era I wasn't around to benefit from, nor contribute too.

I went through government schooling all my life, and from grade 1, our class was a mix of White, Black and Indian students. Blissfully playing on the fields, and seeing no colour, we were all friends.  
 This only changed when we got to high school, and main stream media started making us aware of the fact that the colour of our skin made us different in some way. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Watch an Awesome and Jaw-Dropping Visualization of Every Protest Since 1979

I saw this recently on Twitter. It is scary. I went to an Astrology talk in the eighties by a Mundane Astrology (Mundane means the ones which work on countries rather than people) who accurately forecasted the earthquakes at the end of the century, he also told us that, in the early millennium, the people's of the world would revolt against the way they are governed and the end result will either be total destruction of everything we know, or a new age of enlightenment and real democracy. From the business in the Middle East and the Moslem slow takeover of the West, it seems very much that we are in the endgame. I find it almost unbelievable that an astrologer could be so accurate! Or was he just wise beyond his years?

Now watch a Jaw-Dropping Visualization of Every Protest Since 1979

250 million protests worldwide, from 1979-2013, visualized in one time-lapse image

Penn State doctoral candidate John Beieler has created a time-lapse visualization of every protest on the planet since 1979. And it is jaw-dropping, and I mean that in a real way, not in a BS blogger-overhyping-this-incredible-amazing-thing way. No, this is truly amazing, because what you’ll see is tiny blips popping off here and there in the 1970s—a time we think of as highly politically charged—and nearly eclipsing the world starting with the late 90s anti-globalization protests and the second Iraq War up till our present moment.
Go to the actual website for more details

Saturday, 10 August 2013

An interesting exercise, not recommended though as banks will be wise to it!

 You can read the original with photographs at the RT (Russia Today) website.

A Russian man who decided to write his own small print in a credit card contract has had his changes upheld in court. He's now suing the country's leading online bank for more than 24 million rubles ($727,000) in compensation.

Disappointed by the terms of the unsolicited offer for a credit card from Tinkoff Credit Systems in 2008, a  42-year-old Dmitry Agarkov from the city of Voronezh decided to hand write his own credits terms.

The trick was that Agarkov simply scanned the bank’s document and ‘amended’ the small print with his own terms.

He opted for a 0 percent interest rate and no fees, adding that the customer "is not obliged to pay any fees and charges imposed by bank tariffs." The bank, however, didn’t read ‘the amendments’, as it signed and certified the document, as well as sent the man a credit card. Under the agreement, the bank OK'd to provide unlimited credit, according to Agarkov’s lawyer Dmitry Mikhalevich talking to Kommersant daily.

UKIP's view on immigration. and this video is to start the debate.

UKIP have prepared this video to open the immigration debate and welcome comments on any part you feel is untrue. If you use the comments below, your comments may be deleted if you do not say why it is untrue and what you think should be done instead. Attacking the messenger was tried in ancient Rome and was seen not to be a useful thing to do. So, to put it in a nutshell, comments are only invited by those able to debate in an honest and reasonable manner.

Sorry to lose you... :-)

This is unlike any video you will see from the Conservative Party, The Liberal Democrat Party, or the Labour Party, in that there are no lies within it!

Have you ever noticed how no politician or journalist has ever managed to trip Nigel Farage up? He has a terrific gimmick, and employs it every time to defeat his enemies. I won't give his secret away, but it is a five letter word beginning with t and ending in h.


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Bongo Bongo Land - was Godfrey Bloom right or wrong? Read it all here.

The following rough prĂ©cis has been taken from this article in the Daily Mail. This is what Bongo Bongo Land does with your hard earn money. I hate to say it but those British readers who vote for this outright thievery are not the brightest sandwich in the picnic basket. Don't blame me, I vote for the UK Independence Party.


South Africa
President: Jacob Zuma
Purchased an estate of over 25 houses, underground quarters, Helepad, top security
Purchased £40,000,000 road improvements leading to his estate
British Aid: £17,000,000 last year

The Congo
President: Denis Sassou Nguesso
Purchased over a dozen properties in Paris.
British Aid: A total of £258,000,000 by 2015.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Useful information if you worry a lot or suffer from anxiety

Here are two documents assisting my wife who suffers from high anxiety problems. They have been issued by our local council's help group. They're part of a 2 hours a day, two days a week, session (over a five week period). There are many other documents but these two are the best to help normal people who feel anxiety quite a lot of the time. According to the news, this is a far higher proportion of the population than one would imagine.


Challenging Negative Thoughts

Negative thinking is unhelpful and prevents us from feeling and thinking that we have control to make changes in our lives.

It is helpful to understand the characteristics of our own negative thinking patterns so that we can learn to challenge the thoughts we have.

Negative Thinking Characteristics

  • Automatic – thoughts that just pop into your head
  • Distorted – thoughts that may not fit the facts
  • Unhelpful – thoughts that make it difficult to change
  • Plausible – thoughts that can be made to fit what you see and it doesn't occur to you to question them
  • Involuntary – thoughts that you do not feel you choose to have and they may be difficult to switch off

Sunday, 4 August 2013

We didn't have "the green thing" in our days.

The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the ...environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.