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  • Trump Responds To Ashley Judd And All Her Friends In Pink Hats

    01/23/2017 10:24:04 AM PST · 45 of 52
    Peter Libra to Opinionated Blowhard; Enlightened1
    Their march is over. They made spectacles of themselves. Let it die quietly at that.

    Persons who find themselves becoming unduly agitated about the scene, should bear that in mind. I have watched the MSM for years now. They seize onto an event and fuel it with speculation and sometimes lies. The thing to observe is a "shelf life". This is the eventual withering on the vine of whatever the latest phenomenon is.

    Up Canada way we saw the absolutely mindless accolade of a new Prime Minister for week after week. Now all is quiet, except for a little selfie here and there. One might project where this female "outrage" will be next Monday. Possibly nothing.

    Excuse the rant.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Julian Assange says he WILL still go to the US to face questioning now Wikileaker

    01/19/2017 6:21:13 PM PST · 39 of 39
    Peter Libra to RedWulf

    Lots of laughter over this one re Islam. Then there is the task ahead in the heavens with numerous virgins. No wonder some guys convert.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Julian Assange says he WILL still go to the US to face questioning now Wikileaker

    01/19/2017 6:15:20 PM PST · 37 of 39
    Peter Libra to sarasota
    Julian claims Sweden has confirmed they have absolutely no case against him.

    I hope I am able to recall the facts of the case accurately. Swedish women are legally allowed to sell sexual favours. The rule is that the recipient must wear a condom.

    I understand that this man slipped off the condom and performed the sex act. This is considered to be actual rape in Sweden. The spectre of a violent act against unwilling women does not fly. Still, laws are laws. Certainly nothing like a rape in most countries - this kind of act.

  • Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Disrupt Balls

    01/14/2017 1:50:26 PM PST · 36 of 46
    Peter Libra to ColdOne
    Time to review a rarely used definition. What is going on is:

    Ochlocracy

    Defined sometimes as mobocracy. This is the rule of the mob. Very often not representative of the true majority, but very prominent in what they do. Disruptions and violence against legitimate proceedings.

    I was amused to read in The Daily Beast, an article using this word. It accused Donald Trump and his supporters of ochlocracy. They included a history lesson going back about 1,500 years using the old latin definitions. Once again, to repeat what has been often said. This is that the Left, often accuses the opposition of exactly what they do themselves.

  • Ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele in hiding after Trump dossier

    01/12/2017 9:42:18 AM PST · 50 of 51
    Peter Libra to pepsi_junkie; VitacoreVision
    Your post #41.

    Is it just me or is the media working overtime to keep the damage to Trump by referring to "damaging dossiers that allege Russian blackmail schemes.....

    From up Canada way, I do hope that sufficient members of the general public realize just what is going on. I have viewed elections for over 60 years, I have never seen such a contrived and organized juggernaut against one person. Even if persons dislike Donald Trump, surely they can take a step back and "give the man a chance".It has been said that a smear is almost impossible to disprove. Sometimes it can, but vague references and anecdotal accounts can be seen as reality.

    It is a media conspiracy and they should be damned as political tools and flunkies. I did hear a great rebuttal and put down, on talk radio the other night. It was Clyde Lewis on Ground Zero. He did not lose his cool, but gave it to the press both barrels. (Excuse my rant. Canadian television just as bad as their counterparts in the States.)

  • UK: Schoolboy put into “deradicalization” program for saying Muslim women should not wear the Burka

    01/09/2017 6:25:35 PM PST · 19 of 26
    Peter Libra to Cubs Fan
    We who read 1984 can never forget the complete and utter destruction of Winston Smith. Tortured, he is now "free". He sits in a café. He is blurry with rotten “Victory Gin”. He smokes an evil inferior cigarette. The tears roll down his cheeks.

    For he loved Big Brother.

    I take a chance here and travel back to the time of the England I knew as a youth in the 1950's. One can imagine the remarks thus about that kind of authority :

    The bloody sods!

  • Even more evidence Obama birth certificate 'fake'

    01/09/2017 6:09:42 PM PST · 106 of 319
    Peter Libra to ml/nj
    Your post #82.

    Out of politeness from up Canada way I will not give vent to my conclusions about the now President. I have read "Dreams From My Father" and have misgivings about his inner beliefs on race .

    What I do enjoy is research into family histories. I somehow find it hard now to find the Ah'Nee certificate- perhaps just me. I did study it previously and found the name of the hospital typed under the heading Hospital Name. It seems to me different placements under the title. Two different applications comparing the Barack Obama birth certificate, with the Ah'Nee certificate.

  • Watch Hugh Laurie Roast Donald Trump, Republicans at Golden Globes

    01/08/2017 8:37:28 PM PST · 95 of 117
    Peter Libra to GuavaCheesePuff
    Hugh Laurie would have been chastised in the England of my youth circa 1950. I can hear them saying this about him as a guest in another country.

    Didn't his mother teach him his manners?

  • Watch Hugh Laurie Roast Donald Trump, Republicans at Golden Globes

    01/08/2017 7:23:56 PM PST · 46 of 117
    Peter Libra to toldyou
    Just watched Meryl Streep.

    UGH!

    Very timely your remark. I was watching the show with my liberal spouse (bless her). At first on a cold Sunday evening I relaxed to just see something light and cheerful. Then came Streep. Ok, she did a moving and well paced presentation .... for a while.

    Then she distorted the situation between Donald Trump and a reporter who was - I believe physically handicapped. She mentioned someone sitting on the highest seat and then mocking the person.

    Could not she just kept quiet and got on with it? She also snidely threw in the number of "foreign born" personalities at the awards. If you "kick em' all out" she went on, only mixed martial arts etc. would be left. Trump bashing again.

    Excuse the rant, FR lets me vent.

  • Canadians will eventually warm up to Trump. Until then, stop treating him like a monster

    01/06/2017 6:51:42 PM PST · 11 of 12
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    Is that the place with the cheese curds?

    Some quick Google work brought me to the City of Toronto and the cheese curds. No, I fled Toronto years ago. We are the friendly twin cities of Sault Saint Marie. Ontario and Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Ironically the American side retains the original spelling. It was the French missionary priest explorers that were here first.

    Pretty handy situation to have our American neighbours close by. Both sides of the border seem to absolutely avoid dabbling in each others politics.

  • Canadians will eventually warm up to Trump. Until then, stop treating him like a monster

    01/06/2017 6:37:25 PM PST · 9 of 12
    Peter Libra to jmacusa; 2ndDivisionVet; Peter ODonnell
    Bunch off pansy-ass liberals wetting their drawers over nothing!

    Which is a fair description as long as it is remembered we do not live in a classless society. The effete liberal lives in a vacuum. They are a distinct group in Canadian society. One characteristic is a smug put down on America whenever they approach the subject. An obsolete description is the bourgeoisie. True it is a Marxist term, but they are the people who generally do not do hands on work. They actually enjoy working themselves up to a hissy fit.

    Now down at the local Tim Hortons..... The affairs of the United States seldom if ever get discussed. Unless one marvels at gasoline nearly a dollar a gallon cheaper. Just over the St. Mary's River Bridge. This even with a 75 cent return on the Canadian dollar. Now those sipping coffee at Hortons are yer average Canadians, mostly working people and retirees.

    Phew! please excuse this rant/sermon.

  • Pilot charged with being impaired was 3 times the legal limit, say Calgary police

    12/31/2016 4:31:38 PM PST · 10 of 33
    Peter Libra to Ray76

    The pilot said to be from Slovakia on a work visa. Oh lordy, that old multi culture again. Someone probably had their druthers when they hired this man. The spectre of being called xenophobic or other on a refusal to hire him, may have done the trick. Just saying.

  • Donald Trump dissuades Canadians traveling to United States: Poll

    12/31/2016 3:45:17 PM PST · 68 of 86
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Should have mentioned our taxes. 13% on many products which are both provincial and federal taxes. They knocked it down from 15% as a gift a few years ago.

  • Donald Trump dissuades Canadians traveling to United States: Poll

    12/31/2016 3:39:56 PM PST · 67 of 86
    Peter Libra to Ciexyz
    They'll come to avoid the high sales taxes in their own country.

    To say nothing of the great price reductions in places close to the border. The St. Mary's River Bridge where I am between Ontario and Michigan easily crossed. Even with a Canadian dollar at about 75 cents US, bargains are aplenty at the American Walmart. Milk and cheese half of our local products. Gas still about fifty cents a gallon cheaper with the exchange.

    All this is to try to denigrate Donald Trump. A lot of hoey says I. Again, these Canadian critics and American naysayers should simply "Give the man a chance". See what he actually does, when in office.

    Excuse the rant.

  • Trump populism comes to Canada as Conservatives seek leader

    12/29/2016 6:30:03 PM PST · 6 of 6
    Peter Libra to AlaskaErik; mandaladon
    You know the liberal press hates her because they used a very unflattering photo in the article.

    I thought that much of the American liberal press were devious and lacking even basic integrity. The old admonition by those who like fair play is ignored. This being "give the man a chance". Surely a President elect deserves at least this? Then I took a good look at the Canadian press. This includes the two monoliths CTV and CBC. The number they did on former Prime Minister Stephen Harper was an incredible exercise in controlled propaganda.

    Today, even they have exhausted their worship of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Not disillusioned, but tired of parroting the same old lines. Kellie Leitch one tough woman and she needs to be.

  • Pretty much everyone in the U.S. hated Kerry’s awful anti-Israel speech

    12/29/2016 11:04:43 AM PST · 34 of 35
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    That phrase by John F Kerry has me baffled. Something about Israel cannot be both- alluding to Israel and Democratic. I concede I can sometimes fail to see what most people DO see.

    Of some interest is of the genealogical roots of John F. Kerry. His paternal ancestor was Fritz Kohn, born 1873 in Austria. He changed his name to Kerry in 1902 when emigrating to America. On his own assessment of his forbears, John Kerry claims very direct Jewish roots. I believe Fritz Kohn declared himself a Catholic at one time though.

  • U. of Wisconsin professor teaching “whiteness” class celebrated murder of five cops

    12/26/2016 10:03:06 AM PST · 8 of 14
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    It would be interesting to know just whom would this man scream out for? This, if some low life approached him and threatened him for his wallet? Another scenario would be if certain a minority group, just tried to knock him down for the hell of it- What body of society would he scream out for, to save him?

    I wonder if the first word would be POLICE?

  • Witness Describes Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

    12/23/2016 9:51:25 AM PST · 61 of 144
    Peter Libra to fatman6502002; 2ndDivisionVet
    On your post #23.

    I am gratified that you certainly did read all of this man's statement. I read it and thought this -”Scheff is a shill”.
    Well maybe not quite. I was further informed by the link you posted of who this individual is. I do find in my own use of FR, that if I do not read carefully, a wrong conclusion can be reached.

    Live and learn. (chuckle)

  • Minnesota: Yes to Immigration, No to Jihad

    12/22/2016 12:14:16 PM PST · 43 of 47
    Peter Libra to Kaslin
    Only last September at the Cross Roads Mall in St Cloud, Minnesota, a frightening event took place. A Somali immigrant pulled out a knife and slashed at bystanders. He was shouting something and people said it was "Allah".Fortunately all eight persons survived and were hospitalized with "minor injuries".

    A legally armed citizen shot the man dead.

  • YouTube star says he was pulled off Delta flight after speaking Arabic

    12/21/2016 4:58:27 PM PST · 25 of 25
    Peter Libra to madprof98
    Passengers dispute this man's version of events. They said he was shouting and causing a disturbance. My view of hoaxers and pranksters is that so many of them are sociopaths.

    Cleverly, they know how to tread a fine line and use some excuse. Their inner soul is filled with bile.(IMHO).

  • Obama: ‘This is going to be a browner country’

    12/19/2016 10:52:56 AM PST · 89 of 104
    Peter Libra to TigerClaws
    I have read "Dreams From My Father" supposedly written by Barack Obama". In addition to that I have a copy of "A Singular Woman" by Janny Scott.

    The America that I first knew was portrayed in the Saturday Evening Post circa 1948. It was the Norman Rockwell cartoons. This in hard scrabble England at the time. I helped a Cockney deliver piece goods. We had very little. We thought what a paradise the United States must be, looking at the cartoons.

    I have seemingly identified the inner soul of the President regarding race. He has a smouldering resentment of the white working and lower middle classes. They who have done him no wrong. Surely he could not see that as an American citizen, no one has to be forced to conform to that life style. They could go to Europe and try to kowtow to arrogant effete intellectual Europeans. They could go and be lectured by some far off Guru. Preaching the virtue of having nothing, then asking for money.

    What I am trying to say is that the average white person, only desires to be left alone. Sadly the President - who owes virtually everything to ordinary America, is resentful. He wants a third world country- except that he wishes to live like a Lord himself.

    I hope this digression by me is excused. I finally came to live opposite Michigan and know Rockwell's America still exists.

  • VIDEO 1000 Muslims block London streets chanting Allahu Akbar to demand Islamic caliphate

    12/15/2016 10:10:01 AM PST · 40 of 57
    Peter Libra to Perseverando
    Welcome to Londonistan, peaceful Muslims.

    How times have changed the average ordinary Londoner. They have been brainwashed by the usual suspects. To digress- if I may.

    1936 saw a police protected march by the British Union of Fascists down Cable Street, Stepney. A massive crowd barred their way and there was some violence. Seems that the London Jewish Community and others resented Fascists. The Fascists did not pass. Sir Oswald Mosely, the leader of the British Union of Fascists, was lucky to leave unscathed.

    Today, nothing is done, not even a protest against that which is worse, far worse than Mosely.

  • The New York Times has slammed Australia’s offshore detention policy

    12/11/2016 9:04:50 PM PST · 12 of 17
    Peter Libra to naturalman1975

    There is always the mansion of the honourable Thomas Friedman, columnist for the New York Times. Why, he could live in an expensive condo in New York itself. Go and take a peep at how migrants would use his residence once in a while. I am sure they would be very grateful to him.

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    12/10/2016 7:51:45 PM PST · 123 of 221
    Peter Libra to Jim Robinson

    Thank goodness!

  • The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Could Make an Early Debut

    12/08/2016 8:18:36 PM PST · 45 of 69
    Peter Libra to kevcol
    Of interest is the rationale behind this recognition. One wonders if the person themselves is being used to make a statement. Canada is catching up fast with these "recognitions". Coincidentally today, the announcement has come from the Canadian Government about a woman to be pictured on the currency. Five women were nominated.

    The choice is Viola Desmond (1914-1965). She will be shown on a $10 bill next year. She was in a small town called New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1946. She was told to take a different seat in a movie theatre being she was black. She refused and spent a night in jail and paid a fine. Later,she ran a successful beauty parlour business in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Now we see the public apologies much too long after her demise. What is it with these politicians and others, dragging up this stuff? This on something that has long ceased and posthumously.

  • Here's why rural Ontario is fading and cities aren't (Out of touch urban elitist in Canada alert)

    12/06/2016 10:24:22 AM PST · 27 of 54
    Peter Libra to Buckeye McFrog
    Your post #9. On Canada's electoral system.

    The electoral system is almost exactly the same as UK system. It is called unofficially "First Past the Post" system. Your comment very topical, because the newly elected Liberal Party have "sworn" to end it. Possibly for proportional representation. Big debates going on now.

    Canadians vote locally for a candidate of a political party. That winning party has already picked out a leader. A small meeting of a few hundred members decides who leads. If that party wins the general election- that leader gets to be Prime Minister. He or she has only to win election only in their own district. I have never been able to vote for or against a Prime Minister elect in 60 years of voting.

  • CBC airs anti-white rap video

    12/05/2016 10:46:05 AM PST · 8 of 12
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    I had posted something about this wretched presentation on a small Canadian website. I expected a battery of criticism, but none came. Herewith the gist of what I wrote.

    There was a person who took a psychopathic dislike of an identifiable group of people. He wanted to eliminate them off the face of the earth. He did wicked and horrible things to them. He paid the ultimate price. A bit over the top on my part, I will concede. I equated this gloating, sneering presentation having faint echoes of the mentality of a Hitler.

    I stated that persons of Caucasian ancestry did not pick their ethnicity. I then asked rhetorically just what had they done that was wrong? Nobody has yet said anything about my damning of the CBC.

    Who are the real racists and bigots? That is the question!

  • Daughter of top EU official raped and murdered in Germany - Afghan migrant admits killing

    12/04/2016 11:05:54 AM PST · 73 of 94
    Peter Libra to TigerClaws
    Whoops! My bad.

    It should have been the pictures on Post #49.

  • Daughter of top EU official raped and murdered in Germany - Afghan migrant admits killing

    12/04/2016 11:02:33 AM PST · 71 of 94
    Peter Libra to TigerClaws
    Your post #40.

    It is very hard for a mere male to understand what can be in the minds of certain women. Have they seen old films such as the "Sheik" with Rudolph Valentino? One has to concede they make a bee line for certain types of migrants.

    There is horror and disbelief in Canada now at the news of an allegedly murdered wife. She was Caucasian, very attractive and a medical doctor, born Windsor, Ontario. Her husband, a neurosurgeon, is charged with dumping her dead body and homicide. He is Mohammed Shamji. I have tried, but cannot find where he was born- or if a migrant. Witnesses say they heard noises like a domestic dispute taking place.

    Sad, ten to one she did not conform to his view of where she stood. He is of Islam faith.

  • Weiner is spotted in New York as estranged wife Huma Abedin gets all gussied up to welcome him home

    12/01/2016 7:53:38 PM PST · 57 of 84
    Peter Libra to Jeff Chandler; Secret Agent Man
    I disagree. I think she is a beautiful woman- on the outside.

    I agree with your comment about her beauty. I often wonder, being just an ordinary person, about persons of a high profile. She seems to have a haunting type of beauty. She also seems sad.

    I can understand any doubts about her loyalty to things American by all and sundry. The thing is to define just what has she done that is really bad? I hope she finds peace and happiness in her life.

    Oh boy, a bit of a sermon by me. Just that with all the films about Christmas on the television, I have a certain spirit.

  • Ohio State Attack Suspect Is Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 20-Year-Old Somali Refugee;

    11/28/2016 12:15:24 PM PST · 33 of 177
    Peter Libra to CivilWarBrewing
    One can now ponder the statements by Donald Trump, the President-elect. Seems there may be much truth to his widely doctored statement on refugee immigrants.

    Where will the MSM now stand on the veracity of that statement?.

    Crickets.

  • Nigel Farage: I fear for my life – Ukip leader fears violent attacks every day

    11/26/2016 8:22:35 PM PST · 22 of 28
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops! My bad. Getting a little tired this evening. It is:

    Marine Le Pen. Not Marie.

  • Nigel Farage: I fear for my life – Ukip leader fears violent attacks every day

    11/26/2016 6:31:41 PM PST · 13 of 28
    Peter Libra to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
    From the test I noted a criticism of Nigel Farage.

    .....refused to rule out backing fascist National Front Leader Marie Le Pen for the French Presidency.

    Ah the old pejorative "fascist". George Orwell knew what a fascist was. Had those who freely use this word met a real fascist they would soon find out. Flat on their back with jack boot stomping on their face.

    It sure ain't Marie Le Pen.

  • John F. Kennedy, a kid from the Bronx and a moment in time -

    11/22/2016 10:21:11 AM PST · 27 of 42
    Peter Libra to Az Joe; heterosupremacist
    Oswald did it, alone.

    I remember the very day up in Ontario, Canada. I also have done some extensive reading on the events. What for me is convincing about the guilt of Oswald is to imagine oneself as a working class employee in that building Was working class myself. .

    Shots are fired from the Dealey Plaza. Oswald is up on the fourth floor packing books. So he comes down to the entrance of the building. The police come crowding in. There is an excited buzz from the employees. Oswald calmly draws a can of pop from the dispensing machine. He does not say a word. The police ask " who is that guy".

    An employee says " Oh he works here. The police go upstairs. Oswald calmly walks out into the street. He goes into a shoe store, not really seriously buying. I know that an innocent employee would have been asking about the police being in the building. He would have hung around with the others. He knew just what the police were looking for.

    Excuse the ramble.

  • CBC: Ottawa woman wakes to ("find" - Ed.) anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on her home.

    11/15/2016 5:29:57 PM PST · 36 of 39
    Peter Libra to OldNewYork; golux
    Fake. Nothing gets Canadians going like an American election, apparently.

    I would, as a Canadian citizen also an expat, agree with your statement-except for a qualification. The Canadian television media and the smooth,urban pundits who appear on it are all anti-Trump. It is so bad, that in the print media one "journalist" wrote that if the oil ran out in the USA, Trump would invade. I will agree if and it is a big if, Canada were truly represented by these worthies.

    I went to the local Tim Hortons with our local paper in hand, headlined about Trump winning. People could see it quite plainly. Laid it flat on the table. I did this for three days.Nary a word about the U.S. election. The buzz was about just finishing their shift, or how they are getting on with the kids. A bit of hockey talk, wary comments about the coming winter. Don't even touch Canadian politics- at least as far as I know.

    Different kinds of Canadians exist. I would presume the elite are to the left of Pravda. (laughs)

  • Arlo Guthrie – “City of New Orleans” (1977)

    11/15/2016 11:24:36 AM PST · 34 of 36
    Peter Libra to Yardstick; simpson96
    Willie's version is the one that grabs me the most:

    From London, England living in Canada opposite the UP of Michigan. I remember a small downstairs bar in our neighbouring city called the Hickler House. I sank back a beer and someone played this on the juke box.

    I remember being sneered at in the British army as raw conscript. I mentioned that one day, I would like to go to the USA. A cockney voice said "yewll nevah get to Americaw". (You will never get to America).There I was in small town Michigan and I remembered the sneer and savoured the moment.

    The video with Willie Nelson is a nice piece of Americana. "The graveyard of the rusted automobiles"- then a young woman feeding her infant the old fashioned way.

    Excuse the ramble.

  • Nigel Farage: Donald Trump 'Delayed Phone Call to Theresa May Over Insults From Tory Ministers'

    11/11/2016 7:15:55 PM PST · 17 of 19
    Peter Libra to Shethink13
    The foreign secretary also took exception to remarks that some areas of London were "no go areas" for the police.

    My wife from London had visited her sister and brother in law about 12 years ago. I know that my spouse (bless her) and relatives are devoutly died in the wool liberal/ socialists.

    They were driving through a district and she was told to check her passenger side door to lock it. If you are going slowly "they will open the door and drag your purse out". The Muslims had taken over the whole district.

    I remember the spirit of London as a child in WW2. What in the name of heaven would the old time Londoners have made of this? They who stood up to the Luftwaffe. (Excuse my ramble).

  • Nigel Farage: Donald Trump 'Delayed Phone Call to Theresa May Over Insults From Tory Ministers'

    11/11/2016 1:08:03 PM PST · 7 of 19
    Peter Libra to nickcarraway
    I remember the election of 1945 when Winston Churchill's Conservatives were defeated by the Labour Party. The London Daily Mirror subjected their massive readership with pictures of the "Tories". Usually fiery ex military men, bloated frock coated figures with top hats- capitalists. True to some extent, the Tory was a formidable figure who urged harsh put downs of striking workers.

    Boris Johnson has about as much in common with the old time Tory of that era. He does not even come close to an old fashioned gentlemanly conservative type. As much in common, as the two notorious criminal Kray brothers had with choir boys. (Chuckle).

  • Trevor Noah Laments “Hateful” America On ‘Daily Show’ As Trump Lead Grows

    11/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · 28 of 28
    Peter Libra to C19fan
    A little Google work and then directed by them to the London Daily Mail, sheds some light on Noah. In 2009 his step father brutally shot Noah's mother leaving her with permanent injuries. He then charged around looking for 25 year old Noah.

    Noah left for Los Angeles quickly. In addition to that, Johannesburg, South Africa is said to be one the most dangerous cities in the World. Even the activist white woman author who dared arrest in defying apartheid, lives carefully guarded. I understand one takes one's life to walk around the streets there.

    If the situation has now changed, I stand corrected. I do not have a dog in the hunt being from Canada via England, but I enjoy the ninnies and their petulant outrage.

  • Pure Michigan Spent $295 Million and Even Hotels Only Got Scraps Back

    11/07/2016 4:54:18 PM PST · 58 of 59
    Peter Libra to Eddie01; PGalt
    Some of the most happy memories of my life brought back by your post. From London, England to just across from the American side in Canada, I explored the old towns. Central Mine, Red Jacket, Calumet and Laurium. This when I got my first car- a 55 Ford.

    Had my daughter who was only six years old when she first went there in the 1970's, drive my wife and self last year. Visited Gay, Michigan and had a beer at the Gay Bar. (Joseph E. Gay founder of the town). Took the cog railway which went 541 feet underground near Hancock and Houghton. At the end a huge stope appeared. I got claustrophobia and had to sing an old hymn on the way back out. Welsh miners used to sing it. Nobody minded. Excuse my ramble

  • Canadian parliament passes anti-Islamophobia motion

    11/06/2016 10:30:18 AM PST · 31 of 32
    Peter Libra to Snowyman
    I'm not sure jihad watch is telling the real story. The motion needed unanimous consent to pass.

    Your point well taken by me. I just could not get any actual numbers on the voting. I suppose one would have to go to Hansard for that. In any case a "condemnation" seems to be superfluous to me. I just wonder about the "hate crimes" brigade.

  • Canadian parliament passes anti-Islamophobia motion

    11/05/2016 9:41:56 AM PDT · 11 of 32
    Peter Libra to Mr. Mojo
    The whole article should be read carefully though. Figures are that approximately 182 Liberal members (governing party)voted for the motion. There were 96 Conservative members who voted against the motion. Also, what is disturbing, it is stated absolutely no media outlet informed Canadians of this parliamentary motion and edict.

    I know this for sure, as I do observe the television media in Canada. Well..... trust Free Republic to have jihad watch to tell the story. As for the male members of the Liberal Party, I would like to advise.

    Get your elegant bottoms up in the air. (Chuckle).

  • Is John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ the Worst Song of All Time?

    10/30/2016 9:32:03 AM PDT · 78 of 131
    Peter Libra to nickcarraway
    John Lennon used the theme of "imagine no possessions, imagine if you can....." He sang about the "brotherhood of man" and if everyone shared.

    He was worth $800,000,000 at his demise. Left all to Yoko Ono. He knew hard scrabble living in Liverpool in his early years. The old adage rings in my years. Something to the effect of leaving the act of philanthropy to others.

  • Nurse Charged With 8 Counts of 1st-Degree Murder After Euthanizing Nursing Home Patients

    10/26/2016 6:32:48 PM PDT · 16 of 21
    Peter Libra to JudyinCanada; Morgana
    FWIW. One of the most perplexing cases in Canadian history.1901/82. Nurse Nelles was charged and eight children found (according to the authorities were murdered). The count of infant deaths at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto dropped sharply after Susan Nelles was removed and charged. Slam dunk? Brilliant legal work found other nurses were on shift and Nelles off shift when some deaths occurred.

    At a London, England hospital, it was found infant deaths occurred from contaminated instruments. We will never know the story, because Nelles had the charges dropped. She has held high executive positions in the Ontario hospital bureaucracy. Excuse my ramble Judy in Canada, this haunts me to this day on recall. Just the same as the Truscott case.

  • It's the anniversary of 3 major battles: Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade and Leyte Gulf

    10/25/2016 7:19:08 PM PDT · 41 of 41
    Peter Libra to moovova; harpygoddess
    The fabulous contributions made to the modern clothing world by Lord Raglan(raglan sleeve).....

    Also the Balaclava after the city of Balaclava in the Crimea. Very popular in WW2 England - a wool head covering with a cut out for the facial parts, I wore one myself, favored by small boys mainly. Unfortunately today it seems to be adopted by terrorists as a disguise.

    I remember a comment said to be made by a French general in eloquent language as he saw the debacle.

    It is magnificent, but it is not war. (Translated).

  • Hillary Clinton so far ahead in polls that she 'doesn't even think about' Donald Trump anymore

    10/24/2016 10:04:01 AM PDT · 61 of 100
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops a mistake on the name given on the View. It is Drumpf
  • Hillary Clinton so far ahead in polls that she 'doesn't even think about' Donald Trump anymore

    10/24/2016 9:47:46 AM PDT · 56 of 100
    Peter Libra to Olog-hai; Snowybear
    From up Canada way, I am reminded of an investigation there many years ago. This on the sometimes powerful import of so-called polls. It was found that by lying and boosting an overwhelming lead, it had a definite effect of voters. There were always about ten percent "undecided" in the run up to an election.

    It was called the "bandwagon effect", a desire to get in on the winner. A fake polling company had been created in a Newfoundland provincial election. On the eve of the polling one party, was given an "insurmountable" lead. That party gained power. Clever stuff, but dirty pool.

    My spouse had the "View" on television this morning. I listened to one, Joy Behar and the Whoopster briefly. Mocking what was said to be the original family name of Trump. Said to be Drumpl. Further mention of one Michael Moore to appear on the View. Sickened, I hastened off to the local Tim Hortons for coffee. Leaving,told my spouse that Shakespeare's witches had come to life, presided over by Lady Macbeth. My name for Joy Behar

  • Ontario does not deserve a major league baseball franchise

    10/18/2016 1:56:43 PM PDT · 27 of 27
    Peter Libra to Peter ODonnell
    The case got thrown out of court. This surprises me, knowing the leftist inclinations of the Ontario courts.

    I have it from the Christie Blatchford comment on Tuesday's National Post. Judge Thomas McEwen seemed to throw a curve at the applicants. He asked this key question.

    What will the game look like if I grant this application?"

    They struck out on trying to answer. (Laughs).

  • Court Hearing on Potential Ontario Ban of Indians Name, Logo

    10/17/2016 6:48:00 PM PDT · 38 of 43
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Whoops! double post - sorry, my computer acts like is it powered by molasses.

  • Court Hearing on Potential Ontario Ban of Indians Name, Logo

    10/17/2016 6:46:16 PM PDT · 37 of 43
    Peter Libra to outpostinmass2; LoneRangerMassachusetts
    I left this a little too late unfortunately but I learn from the Globe and Mail that the Ontario Supreme Court Justice “denies bid” for the action by Mr. Cardinal. The person representing the baseball people, then mentioned the indigenous complainant as being in China at this time. He said the man could not suffer hurt seeing offending the logos there.

    It should be mentioned that there was a rebuttal that China mainstreams the baseball series. Hmm, fancy that.