Posts by Peter Libra

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  • Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korean detainment

    06/19/2017 3:35:45 PM PDT · 67 of 125
    Peter Libra to TnTnTn; Innovative
    He did not deserve to be brutalized and ultimately murdered for stealing a poster of fat boys daddy.

    Agreed. If one goes with the old adage "Let the punishment fit the crime" it seems utterly incomprehensible. Long years of imprisonment for what he did.

    I do know this from my own personal life experiences, being very old. That if one was actually was not apprehended for the worst folly committed while young, they were lucky. If that was the worst thing he did, how many did worse than that.?

    Worth thinking about what oneself actually did and escaped justice.

  • Privacy Concerns Over DNA Tests That Help Discover Your Roots

    06/18/2017 9:57:19 AM PDT · 38 of 38
    Peter Libra to freepertoo; E. Pluribus Unum
    I noted your comment on the use of algorithms. I had to some hasty checking. This seems to be a general application of what one's ancestry is likely to be. This, if one gives information as to one's general background.

    It stuck in my mind when I saw someone elses DNA readout by Ancestry.com. The only one I have seen, gave their British Isles ancestry as exactly 58%. The same as mine. I look forward to trying to find out if others with my background are given 58% British, 22% West Europe. If these figures are used consistently, then it is a bit deflating.

  • Privacy Concerns Over DNA Tests That Help Discover Your Roots

    06/17/2017 8:19:19 PM PDT · 30 of 38
    Peter Libra to nickcarraway
    I had originally paid $168 for my Ancestry.com DNA reading. I probably had to pay in American dollars which would make it less in total. To my chagrin, rightly or wrongly, I finally realised that Ancestry. com out sources DNA. My sample had to be sent to Dublin, Ireland. I had this idea of a meticulous well equipped center in Salt Lake City. I know their repository of records is absolutely immense. I do not knock that part of their services.

    I will concede that some of what I received from Dublin did check out. This with what I knew about family history. I need to have second check with a different agency. This before the accuracy of what I received is ratified.

  • It’s Time to Demand the Obama-led Resistance to STOP THE HATRED!

    06/14/2017 9:47:13 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony

    President Trump and his statement about this, just shown on ABC news. We get in on our cable network in Canada. A calm masterful statement. If that does not sound presidential, then nothing else does. Surely this wretched barrage of mindless insults against him will wither on the vine. Not including rational and well thought out criticism of the president of course. JMHO

  • Jerry Seinfeld turns down three hugs from Kesha

    06/07/2017 7:49:03 PM PDT · 50 of 55
    Peter Libra to a fool in paradise
    Re Psy's Gangnam Style. 2.8 Billion clicks.

    This from South Korea as well. One sees and hears something new on FR everyday!

  • Will Comey take down Trump?

    06/07/2017 5:15:16 PM PDT · 37 of 46
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    Doesn't Canada have it's own problems?

    Yes indeed we do have varying problems. For many years the Globe and Mail was highly respected as a venerable news source. Today, it does have it's detractors. Nicknamed "The Grope and Flail" by some.

    I do read it at the public library and it does have some good journalism within it. Just that the anti-Trump mania has spread like a plague. Few are immune from that. I went into my local pharmacy which sells the Globe and Mail recently. I had $3.50 cents loose change. The cost was $3.68 cents with tax.

    No go, back to the public library reading room. (chuckle).

  • Jerry Seinfeld turns down three hugs from Kesha

    06/07/2017 2:34:42 PM PDT · 24 of 55
    Peter Libra to Yo-Yo

    I heard her big hit in 2009. She has 350 million views of it on the video. It was called Tik Tok. she says she was absolutely “plastered and staggering home after partying. She decided to make a song out of her misspent hours. It is a rapid fire delivery of a party girl, sobering up and getting out there and doing it all over again. Yes, it does seem that it was a one shot. The hardest thing must be for a person to have reached the dizzying heights- then nothing evolves. Then Seinfeld plays the virgin (chuckle).

  • EXCLUSIVE: Shocking footage of London on High Alert

    06/03/2017 7:58:55 PM PDT · 29 of 119
    Peter Libra to Yossarian

    Confirmed by London police. Three attackers shot dead. Credit where credit is due.

  • Kathy Griffin learned a hard lesson....

    06/02/2017 7:50:05 PM PDT · 66 of 70
    Peter Libra to KittenClaws; Rummyfan
    Your comment.

    The libs had to disavow this one because of the graphics, griffin is the fall guy, but the artist (photographer) is at large.

    Agreed, I read a Canadian columnist who observed this. That the very hatred and mindless barrage against the President Trump set her up. This by the MSM et al. After such a concentrated and immoral plot to ruin his presidency, people like Griffin then carry it one further.

    I think she has been punished enough. Just an opinion here though.

  • Malik Obama tweets out a photo of brother Barack’s Kenya certificate of birth!

    06/02/2017 9:57:18 AM PDT · 35 of 63
    Peter Libra to Bon mots; 2harddrive
    Your comment.

    Besides, where would his brother get it?

    I spent so many hours on this subject when it first appeared in 2011. I thought with my experience in family history research I could nail it as genuine or fake. No luck.

    It was a Lucas Daniel Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa that put it up on E Bay. He was offered $11.000 for the copy. He appeared on video with it, still there I believe. He said he flew to Mombassa, Kenya and bribed a corrupt military man for the copy.

    World Net Daily sent representatives to Cedar Rapids with a cheque for that amount. They met with Smith at the courthouse there. They had a lawyer and informed Smith he could have the certified cheque for the copy. The catch was his statement to the lawyer as to the veracity of where he got it, had to be notarised.

    The penalty for perjury was said to be a minimum of six months jail. Smith did a quick about face and walked off. No money, no copy. I clashed with Smith several times on the computer. He has never backed up on his account.

    Just thought I would add a little light on the subject.

  • Anderson Cooper ‘Appalled’ by Kathy Griffin Photo: ‘Clearly Disgusting'

    05/31/2017 10:35:25 AM PDT · 28 of 30
    Peter Libra to drewh
    For myself the actual aspect of Anderson Cooper when he emotes forth is a story in it's self. The very look of the man. This is when things conservative are mentioned, or of a President Trump criticism.

    His cold narrowed eyes, his bland look indicating distaste. To me his looks speak volumes. A hard penetrating withering look.

    Excuse the rant.

  • Man arrested in Key Largo an admitted neo-Nazi, member of the ‘Atom Waffen’ and National Guardsman

    05/22/2017 7:02:30 PM PDT · 11 of 13
    Peter Libra to Elle Bee
    Buried deep in the story his conversion to the religion of peace.

    I am glad you noticed that. Up here in Canada, the news television blithely and cheerfully just states "he was an alt right racist". Nothing else about Islam.

    The pikers!

  • Julian Assange Live outside the Equadorian Embassy in London as Swedish prosecutors drop case.

    05/20/2017 9:17:17 AM PDT · 35 of 35
    Peter Libra to libsdrinkkoolaid
    Your comments #26 and #27.

    Whoops! My error in thinking you directed the comment at me only. I see that it was in a general sense at both posters. Sorry 'bout that.

  • Julian Assange Live outside the Equadorian Embassy in London as Swedish prosecutors drop case.

    05/20/2017 9:10:57 AM PDT · 34 of 35
    Peter Libra to pepsionice
    I don't condemn the guy, but on the safe sex scale ... he's a zero at best.

    A fair comment and I agree the whole business of what Assange did, or did not do, does muddy the waters. I smile and note what a desire for sex with women brings men too. I do not exclude my youthful self howver.

  • Julian Assange Live outside the Equadorian Embassy in London as Swedish prosecutors drop case.

    05/20/2017 9:06:31 AM PDT · 33 of 35
    Peter Libra to libsdrinkkoolaid
    Wrong. Not convicted. These were unproven allegations.

    A comment was made, not by me about "guilty". It was made in a general sense, by another poster. Not in a legal sense. I am glad that you adhere to the fact that in the United States you are innocent until proven guilty.

    I would however like to point out that the MSM, much of the Democrat Party and some Republicans do not adhere to that tenet.

  • Julian Assange Live outside the Equadorian Embassy in London as Swedish prosecutors drop case.

    05/19/2017 6:38:15 PM PDT · 25 of 35
    Peter Libra to Krosan
    Your comment.

    Assange is guilty of more things like having sexual intercourse when the woman was asleep while not wearing a condom- both carry charges under Swedish law.

    I am remiss in not researching further on the actual events with the women. A messy business with various incidents which while very nasty, the women did not immediately take action.

    We had a case in Canada when a CBC host stood trial for assault against women. He said only "rough sex". A woman lawyer got the women contradicting their own testimony. He got off. Many felt a miscarriage of justice. The man is sort of a pariah now. No more nice guy on Q. (radio show).

    Yes, Assange is much more the "an odd duck" as some call him. He has one heck of a problem.

  • Julian Assange Live outside the Equadorian Embassy in London as Swedish prosecutors drop case.

    05/19/2017 10:04:17 AM PDT · 14 of 35
    Peter Libra to The Westerner; dontreadthis
    Your well thought out and careful response to my post, well taken by me. I will concede that two factors should be born in mind. One is which I stated at this time. That one factor, is the damage unauthorized leaking of information that may happen. The other, which you stated, is of the vast network of information gathering on otherwise unsuspecting citizens.

    It has a chilling thought. Even up in Canada where there are only murmurs about surveillance, it is disquieting. You state

    "Is everyone so compromised that no one is beyond being blackmailed and controlled"?

    I remember accounts of a long gone American president who had a secret surveillance of individuals. He wielded incredible power. Yes, as an English lord stated on absolute power. It's final end is absolute corruption. There seems to be no check or balance. Only thing is the cold, harsh light shining on on it. (IMHO).

  • Julian Assange Live outside the Equadorian Embassy in London as Swedish prosecutors drop case.

    05/19/2017 9:03:26 AM PDT · 8 of 35
    Peter Libra to dontreadthis
    This is certainly at least, delayed justice for Assange. As I understand it and do stand to be corrected, here are two facts.

    (1). In Sweden he had legal consensual sex with two women. However, the rule of law there, mandates a condom must be used. The women alleged Assange slipped off the condom and quickly penetrated them. The law states this classified as rape.

    (2) Awaiting extradition to Sweden, he appealed and bail was set. He was broke. Nine persons put up the bail. 140,000 pounds. He skipped his court appearance and the judge ruled the bail donors had not been deceptive. He reduced the loss to 93,000 pounds. I would say about 140,000 dollars US. They were hard hit by this.

    My own view is that although Assange has been through hell this should be noted. An interfering busy body that did not care who he hurt. Thrusting out information that probably sent people to their deaths or vile imprisonment.

  • A New Discovery in Roman Britain

    05/10/2017 6:34:58 PM PDT · 10 of 27
    Peter Libra to LouieFisk
    Roman city of Verulamium.

    Thanks for this information. It brings me back to the late 1940's, when I cycled out to that area. The City of St. Albans which is said to be where the Verulamium is, was named for the Christian Martyr- Alban. He refused Roman conversion to the gods and was executed.

    The actual Verulamium is a outdoor theatre, still complete with a dais for musicians. The hypocaust in the area is a bath which could be heated. There were trenches beneath it, where hot charcoal was pushed. All available for tourists.

    Notable for me is of the exploits of Boadicea (Bodicca). She was a Briton and chafed under Roman occupation. She roused her tribesmen and sacked three Roman cities including the Verulamium. On her eventual defeat, she is said to have taken poison to evade capture. A magnificent sculpture is at Westminster Bridge. This shows the warrior Queen in her chariot. Blades sticking out from the wheel hubs.

    Excuse the history. It does bring me back to being a raw youth of 17 years in England.

  • Billy Joel Is 68 Today — And His Music Is Still Terrible

    05/09/2017 1:42:00 PM PDT · 49 of 138
    Peter Libra to nickcarraway
    Not an avid fan of modern music myself, I was completely taken by Billy Joel and his:

    "We didn't Start The Fire".1989

    The staccato delivery of the names that intrigued millions. A history teacher had his class listen to it and then write a paragraph on some the leading figures. An example of part of it.

    Foreign debts, homeless vets, Aids, crack, Bernie Goetz.....Rock and Roller, Cola Wars, I can't take it anymore.

    Easily got via Google.