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  • Thousands gather as Smithsonian's new African American museum opens today

    09/24/2016 10:47:32 AM PDT · 41 of 73
    Peter Libra to E. Pluribus Unum
    To build such an edifice as this needs a variety of trades and of course, labour. To come by the skills needed for some if not most trades, requires dedication to the work ethic.

    I suppose it would be impossible but a percentage indication of the backgrounds of the people employed would be interesting. If the architect/s were Caucasian that would be a case in point. It would be somewhat of a paradox if mostly Caucasians built that museum. I wonder about the electrical system......

  • BREAKING: Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby charged with 1st degree manslaughter

    09/22/2016 7:57:48 PM PDT · 238 of 251
    Peter Libra to HiTech RedNeck
    Your comment.

    It may be proverbial "Scottish verdict" time. She skates, but never ever has a police job again.

    This statement takes me back in time living in England. In a murder trial in England it was "Guilty" or "Not Guilty." Scotland had these two alternatives as you will know but also "Not Proven". It meant the case could be revisited.

    I had an experience as a raw conscript soldier patrolling on guard duty at night. This on the Suez Canal. All alone. But for the bolt action on the 3.03 Lee Enfield which required three separate movements before firing, I could have shot someone once. Oh, well, not the place for these yarns really.

  • 120 Years Ago: CAUSE OF ENGLAND'S APATHY- Why She Will Not Stop Turkish Massacre of Christians

    09/22/2016 6:42:22 PM PDT · 8 of 15
    Peter Libra to NRx
    For the record it is worthwhile to mention one of the greatest victories of the British Army. It was indeed General Kitchener who painstakingly waited while a railway line was constructed. This was from Egypt to the Sudan. The Dervish (forces of Islam) had killed Lord Gordon at Khartoum. They had chased the Egyptian army out of the Sudan. They had massacred six British Officers and thousands of Egyptian troops in 1883. The intention was to retake the Sudan.

    !898, the railway completed and the British gunboats coming down the Nile. The big standoff, at Omdurman. 20,000 fanatic Dervish horsemen ready to die for Allah. Facing the British troops plus an Egyptian brigade, also the Black African Sudanese soldiers.

    The Maxim, the Gatlin and Gardener machine guns at the ready. All American manufacture. Absolute slaughter. The Mahdi, their leader and also a prophet, slain with his counsellors. 11,000 horsemen sent to Allah. After the battle, Lord Kitchener stepped into a dreaded prison and ordered the release of the prisoners. Charles Neufeld was one , an Austrian captured when Gordon was killed.

    Excuse the history. Possibly the last time the forces of Islam came out in the open field.

  • BREAKING: Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby charged with 1st degree manslaughter

    09/22/2016 2:47:35 PM PDT · 159 of 251
    Peter Libra to Carry me back; Trump20162020
    Your comment.

    She won't be convicted.

    I hope you are right here. First of all this officer had no idea what this man might do. Next I will use the old axiom.

    Hindsight is better than foresight.

    I wonder what the law enforcement should do in this instance. If it was suspected a person was going to detonate an explosive device, reaching for something. If it was a device, the officer is a hero. If it was not. the officer is condemned. Most of the public aided and abetted by a corrupt and spite driven media fail to put themselves in the officer's shoes.


    09/21/2016 7:17:50 PM PDT · 52 of 53
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops! My usual typo here, on quoting your entry. Should read:

    .....and are now only minor players.


    09/21/2016 7:13:01 PM PDT · 51 of 53
    Peter Libra to Harmless Teddy Bear; Sean_Anthony
    Your comment #24.

    A family that lost a great deal of their wealth in WWII and are now only minor layers but get hauled out when people need a boogieman to scare small children.

    I have to go with my own personal view of the Rothschilds. I must concede I have not done any research on the present status of this family. I know that in my native country, England simply that the name meant great wealth. Rothschild bankrolled England with funds to build the mighty Suez Canal. The French engineered it under De Lesseps. The poor Egyptian labourers slaved to complete it in 1867. The British guarded it.

    The real story of Downton Abbey is based on Almina, the illegitimate daughter of Baron Albert Rothschild. Her mother was Mina Wombwell, a married woman. Almina inherited huge wealth when her father died. She married into high society to Lord Carnarvon in 1895.

  • Backlash Feared After 9 Hurt in Mall Knife Attack

    09/19/2016 8:53:30 AM PDT · 88 of 91
    Peter Libra to Reily; detective
    Your post #85.

    Weren't religious charitable organizations the first ones responsible for bringing them in?

    I hope I am not remiss in mentioning the source for some quick research by me. I used a Breitbart article by Michael Patrick Leahy 2015. I will be as accurate as I can. Named are the Lutheran Church and Catholic Charity group. It seems- this is my own interpretation, that massive sums are then contributed by the government (taxpayer). The church groups siphon off as much as 25% for their administration.

    Now totally removed from this elsewhere is this. That a pastor of the Lutheran Church was found to have a sudden massive increase in his personal salary. If this is true, then at least it should be out there in public. No concern at all for the average member of the public, who then sees resources strained to the limit. Called racist if they even complain.

  • Where Americans Should Emigrate To If Donald Trump Becomes President

    09/17/2016 6:45:06 PM PDT · 63 of 72
    Peter Libra to riverdawg
    Your post #17.

    Canada has very strict immigration requirements.

    I know as an immigrant myself to Canada that a medical exam or proof thereof is still compulsory. This is not needed for the much abused three months visitors visa though. I say much abused because thousands do not register on their exit after three months. I believe one has to be free of HIV etc. Previous criminal convictions may bar a person also.

    I do not take these people seriously. Still these statements make them feel good no doubt.

  • We are staring into the abyss of a Trump presidency and many people are to blame [BOO HOO ALERT]

    09/17/2016 8:46:57 AM PDT · 90 of 103
    Peter Libra to rickmichaels
    Hopefully it might be realized that CBC does not represent "all Canadians". Formerly a good thing to have a commercial free network, it has now sadly deteriorated. I would use the Antonio Gramsci theory proposed many years ago. That being to control a country without a violent revolution believers gradually infiltrated a societies institutions.

    So openly corrupted has CBC become it is likely that the main figures do not even realize their own lack of integrity. We are now bombarded with a massive coverage of the American presidential election. Trump is the "hate figure". To me it is Orwellian in it's scope. When Stephen Harper the Conservative prime minister was defeated just over a year ago, their "hate figure" should have been gone. Even today they cannot let go re Harper. If it was not for the internet, there would be no voices raised. The print media has followed suit.

  • Why Canada just approved prescription heroin

    09/15/2016 8:51:04 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    Peter Libra to binreadin
    Your statement.

    I'm not sure why Canada is giving them heroin instead of Methadone.

    First of all I am glad there was success with your relative in treatment. I did a bit of research and got the National Post of last March. Reference Tom Blackwell. Incredibly the number of Methadone patients in 1996 was 3000, in Ontario alone. To this date it is now 50 thousand. A health care worker stated that most patients use it to get a high.

    I will concede that I hadn't a clue about the statistics of drug use in Ontario. My own vice is 200 ml (7 ounces) of Wiser's Deluxe whisky once a week (chuckle). I absolutely do not condemn the addict, not walking in their shoes.

  • Why Canada just approved prescription heroin

    09/14/2016 2:40:19 PM PDT · 17 of 23
    Peter Libra to lastchance; Hugin
    From up Canada way, I understand the indignation and indeed anger about persons who are drug addicts. Society, by horror stories and indeed novels programmed generations to be repulsed by addiction, and blame the user.

    I am gratified that there could be at least some support for the authorities. They are just as anxious as are the average person to do something that works. The real culprits are those who smuggle drugs into our respective societies.

  • NSA Partners with In Celebration of WW I

    09/06/2016 10:14:28 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Food for thought indeed.

    This was my own comment.

  • NSA Partners with In Celebration of WW I

    09/06/2016 10:08:02 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    Peter Libra to jsanders2001; fruser1
    All I can say is if they hand it over is done.Food for thought indeed.

    I have just received my results for my DNA research from Luckily I do not have any qualms here. What gets to me is the elaborate procedures and various jump through the hoop paper work involved. All this to assure applicants of their utmost integrity in these matters. Even to the point of having a definite "no name, no family tree, private" indicator.

    Originally they did not have a Canadian address. They would only send the DNA kit to the USA, I gave them an address just across the border in Michigan. It is a convenient service for Canadians for a small fee. There are individual lock boxes there. I wanted the kit sent there. I phoned them in Utah about it and they were so hostile and interrogative, I hung up on them. Thought I was pulling something. Finally they got a Canadian outlet for Canadians to get the kit.

    Yes, if they lie about it (privacy) they deserve an end to their money tree.

  • Conservative Party of Canada has no problem with immigrants who hate us

    09/06/2016 9:46:19 AM PDT · 3 of 3
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony; Dr. Sivana
    It is unfortunate that Kellie Lietch did not take a leaf from Donald Trump's book. Once again the politically correct ninnies have brought someone to tears and abject apologies. Kellie could have told them politely to “jump in the lake” or a similar riposte. After all entry to Canada by undocumented persons is not all that easy without some scrutiny. The catch is that whether the authority will act on a questionable entrant. The machinery is in place. Where I live at the Ontario/Michigan border, persons are turned back to the United States -if the border security deems it necessary.

    Again and again Conservatives make the mistake of backing up and apologizing. Then they are victim to the sharks circling the waters. The enemies of freedom are the politically correct brigade.

  • Ann Coulter told to 'kill yourself' at Comedy Central Rob Lowe roast

    08/28/2016 10:02:40 AM PDT · 11 of 51
    Peter Libra to Boomer
    Your comment.

    These celebrities are truly mentally diseased through and through.

    Agreed. Certain of the mentally sick and sociopaths are clever enough to find a niche. This is where their rotten mentality can be disguised. Something like the perennial prankster who plays cruel tricks. Many persons laugh because it is not them whom the tricks embarrass.

    I did a little Wiki tracking. This Sod said that because British servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan had become amputees, it would make for a good squad in the Paralympics. I had never heard of this "internationally known" person previously. Nor did I need too.

  • 1,500 Inner-Tube Rafters Enter Canada Illegally

    08/23/2016 7:08:50 PM PDT · 17 of 26
    Peter Libra to ri4dc

    Right on!

  • 1,500 Inner-Tube Rafters Enter Canada Illegally

    08/23/2016 7:07:19 PM PDT · 16 of 26
    Peter Libra to GingisK; ameribbean expat
    Your comment.

    Who'd risk accidentally going into that commie country?

    I would cordially like to point out the risk of straying into Canada. A friendly greeting to ascertain it was an honest mistake. A journey back safely.

    No harsh drawn out negotiations with ill treatment and stinking hell hole prisons. No demands for huge sums of money. No agony for the folks back home. You will excuse me for sounding off I hope. A bit preachy I admit.

    Americans just as decent at my border opposite the famous Sault Locks. They have clamped down on jokers trying to smuggle in Chinese nationals though. (Chuckle).

  • Hundreds of Americans wash up illegally in Canada after river party

    08/22/2016 7:36:33 PM PDT · 29 of 29
    Peter Libra to SMGFan
    I am going to get quiet a laugh about my post. I downloaded the whole entry on and I hope to be excused this digression. Ok, something else on the entry, caught my eye about a poor little sick dog. The great people at an animal rescue went to great lengths to bring the poor little animal back to near normal. Many photographs, from Pennsylvania.

    I almost cried. The dog is now given the name of Libra. Ok, donation for Libra coming from me and (drum role) a donation for FR.


  • Hundreds of Americans wash up illegally in Canada after river party

    08/22/2016 7:13:19 PM PDT · 26 of 29
    Peter Libra to Hot Tabasco
    I stand corrected in my statement to you, which should have carried a qualifier. I have seen American vehicles having to stop first to declare catches of fish on the Canadian side. This to prove they have the mandated limit of catch in Canada. No over fishing.

    What I meant was that the average person in the vast majority, zooms right over the bridge. Only stopping for entry the USA. Customs people pretty nice there, but I guess a couple of senior citizens going to Walmart do not raise any hackles.

  • Hundreds of Americans wash up illegally in Canada after river party

    08/22/2016 7:05:10 PM PDT · 25 of 29
    Peter Libra to Hot Tabasco; SMGFan
    Your statement:

    .....Canadian border agents at both Windsor are assholes and will go out of their way to harass Americans returning to the U.S. from Canada.....

    This has me puzzled, not that I am doubting you. I am at Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, a twin city with Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. Anyone going over to the American side from Canada simply goes right past the Canadian Customs. Even the Canadian duty free store is located past the customs.

    Same thing when one comes back from the good old USA. Drive right through past the US Customs after paying bridge fees.

    So bloomin' friendly up here- if one minds ones manners.

  • Britain's most notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary is finally facing jail after he is found [tr]

    08/16/2016 10:50:00 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    Peter Libra to Leaning Right; C19fan
    More likely he'll be made Deputy Mayor of London.

    A post on this website re the new funding by the new Mayor of London tells a tale. Massive funds to be given to police to observe and charge those "who annoy Muslims" on the internet.

    I hope not, but these people seem to be doing what Hitler failed to do ie: crush the spirit of Londoners.

  • Britain's most notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary is finally facing jail after he is found [tr]

    08/16/2016 9:33:28 AM PDT · 6 of 12
    Peter Libra to C19fan
    That this man had been allowed exist for years with his vile hate says more about authority. British persons making a mild and moderate criticism of Islam or Muslims were brutally treated. Re education classes, lectures from an Imam and worst still, imprisonment and threat of it. The blatant cowardice of authority in their approach is evident.

    There is something rotten in the state of Denmark.

    A quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Something rotten in my native country also.

  • 120 Years Ago: THE QUEEN'S SPEECH- In Proroguing Parliament She Speaks Of Nile Expedition

    08/15/2016 11:38:15 AM PDT · 8 of 10
    Peter Libra to Former Proud Canadian
    This was a popular war, driven partly by the popular desire to avenge the death of General Gordon at Khartoum.

    As you will know, but had to put in a little history here for others. The British did not wish to be cut off in the desert without water for their expedition. A railway was gradually built from Egypt to the Sudan. fanatics of Islam did not realise it's strategic value. It had water tankers and supplies easily transported.

    Finally came the stand off. 20,000 crazed horsemen willing to die for Allah. The British lines at Omdurman holding with some Egyptian troops, plus the black Sudanese troops. On they came. The British had the Maxim, the Gatlin and the Gardner machine guns all American manufacture. About 11,000 horsemen died and never reached the bayonets of their enemy.

    The Khalifa (Mahdist leader) retreated with his ministers and waited on his blanket for his doom. The Sudan went back to Egyptian control. Had those troops lost they would have been massacred to a man. Which happened to 10,000 Egyptian troops in the Sudan under Sir Michael Hicks in 1883. Two observers survived. They were Austrian. Finally escaped from Islam after many years.

  • Mississippi Woman Sentenced To 12 Years For Trying To Join ISIS In Trip Disguised As Honeymoon

    08/11/2016 4:00:15 PM PDT · 64 of 70
    Peter Libra to blam; varyouga
    Just a passing observation here. I wonder if the incessant barrage of putting down America by the left as an effect? It sometimes seems that certain of these people including some of the academic crowd bad mouth America.

    If pride and honour with love for a country is taught, then it should act as a bulwark against treason. Love for one's country does not mean in a democracy, that one cannot criticise it's faults. Could the guilt lie with much of the left?

    To digress- we just learn in Strathroy, Ontario, a youth has died. He was intercepted by the RCMP with a homemade bomb in his vehicle. He was a Isis convert. Old stock Canadian. The FBI tipped off the RCMP. They were doing surveillance, otherwise he might have been successful. Material showed radicalization and desire to blow up Canadians.

  • Dan Rather: Media Must Publicly Shame Donald Trump Supporters

    08/10/2016 10:37:40 AM PDT · 51 of 93
    Peter Libra to Biggirl
    Just to remind Freepers of Dan Rather in Dallas at the tragic assassination of President Kennedy. He stated to the world at large that "children had stood up and cheered" on that sad news.

    The actual fact was that the Principle of the school did not wish to upset the children. He called a gathering of the kids and told them the school was now closed for the day. The kids cheered this. They had no idea of the tragic news. No better indication that I have seen of the likes of Rather. The quintessential knee jerk damning statement by a liberal.

  • Over 6,000 Migrants Sue Germany For Taking Too Long With Asylum Claims

    08/10/2016 9:39:28 AM PDT · 18 of 18
    Peter Libra to onedoug; C19fan
    "Camp Of The Saints".

    Possibly the finest book ever written on the immediate danger of uncontrolled immigration. As you will know, the author attempted to bring home the effect of that kind of immigration. This after years of compromise. The cover on my copy showed a surreal likeness. This of the photo record of illegal immigrants who landed on a Nova Scotia shore years after the book was published. Off loaded by a scoundrel of a German sea captain using the ship's life boats. He then took off and well paid too.

  • Dylann Roof’s jailhouse puncher released after posting $100G bond

    08/07/2016 2:28:55 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    Peter Libra to Roman_War_Criminal; Timpanagos1
    Your post #16.

    These demons on the otherhand are given high fives and will be out in less than 5 years for what they did to two innocent whites.

    A bit late from up Canada way, just had a great two day trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Catching up on FR.

    What should be realised is that the criminal who is serving their time should do just that. To support these persons, who brutalised human beings themselves as de facto enforcers is wrong.

    Your view is to provide " a sober second thought". Let the law take it's course and let the constituted authority administer it. Years of brain washing by the media have taken it's toll. Double retribution for the whites and a pass for blacks.

    Excuse my rant.

  • OBAMA LIED: US Iranian Hostage Abedini Says Iran Held Plane on Tarmac Until Ransom Plane Arrived

    08/04/2016 7:25:08 PM PDT · 17 of 28
    Peter Libra to RayofHope

    I did a little research on Wikipedia. There is a Congressional Research Service, presumable an arm of government. I read where 1.9 billion US dollars value is being held which belonged to Iran. It was said that the then President Carter had frozen these funds during the hostage taking. This when the American Embassy was ransacked.
    I just hope this is accurate. It takes the edge off these bandits and thugs and their crimes.

  • Sasha's "Summer job"

    08/04/2016 6:21:37 PM PDT · 42 of 45
    Peter Libra to Chgogal; butlerweave

    Whoops! My comment in support of the two young women who happen to be the President’s daughters were meant for you.
    I had not done my homework and did not think that was a quote on #13.
    I had read somewhere that two trying and testing things can happen to a young person. This being starting out with very, very little- or starting out with very, very much.

  • Sasha's "Summer job"

    08/04/2016 2:47:33 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    Peter Libra to butlerweave
    Your comment #13.

    I have to say this as a Dad myself having two daughters. These two young ladies seem to be doing very well adjusting to life as daughters of a president.

  • CONFIRMED: Pollsters Loading Polls with Democrats to Give Hillary a Lead Over Trump

    08/03/2016 1:35:24 PM PDT · 19 of 49
    Peter Libra to NKP_Vet
    From up Canada way I am reminded of the devastating effect of a false poll years ago. It took place on the East Coast. A phoney polling company was created and three days before the polls opened it forecast a big win for a Leftist party. It worked because the undecided were said to have wanted to get in on the winning side.

    The Bandwagon Effect.

    I would not put it past the recent polls, knowing the panic that a Donald Trump victory would cause certain people.

  • Khizr Khan Has Written Extensively On Sharia Law

    08/02/2016 9:03:38 AM PDT · 51 of 71
    Peter Libra to amorphous
    Just my opinion only, but I have to go on my gut instinct and first impressions. I concede I do not have any direct evidence to back this up.

    This man Khan is a bully. He is one who does not tolerate dissent ion. He seems like an abuser. I would not like to be in front of such a man as a subordinate. He has inner demons. (JMHO).

  • Hillary: You know, Trump wants you all to be full of hate and fear

    07/29/2016 10:33:59 AM PDT · 34 of 40
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    The press- the MSM, seem as a one way propaganda machine against Donald Trump. Coupled with this, a juggernaut trying to drive Hillary Clinton to power. Glanced at "The View" today and there was Joy Behar et al. Sheer unabashed shilling for Hillary.

    The Canadian monoliths CTV and CBC are obsessed with the America presidential election. All the time banging away at Donald Trump and giving Hillary Clinton their benevolent wishes. There surely should be some fatigue for viewers by now.

  • Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

    07/28/2016 7:49:32 PM PDT · 85 of 109
    Peter Libra to Salman
    It might be appropriate at this time to remember this man.

    Daniel James White 1946-1985.

    He was a policeman, a firefighter and veteran. He served in the Vietnam war and was in the 101st Airborne. He had demonstrated compassion and decency as a police officer. He stood out as one who went against police excesses. He resigned his job which was a lucrative one on principle. He then found making a living was extremely hard to bring in al living wage.

    He then asked for his old job back. It took a lot for his pride to do that. The "gays" actively sabotaged his re hiring. It is said that the authority was willing to let things pass and re hire him.

    The spiteful merchants of human rights and compassion, mixed with tolerance, cut the feet right under him. He then lost it and murdered the two men he thought responsible.Had the "gays" shown some human decency, this tragedy would never have happened.

  • Melania Wronged

    07/20/2016 9:46:43 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony; Twinkie
    This article from the Canada Free Press (because without America, there is no free world) gives me a chance to digress. The constant barrage from the two Canadian monoliths in television went beyond mere news. Again and again the well known figures were concealing quite their gloating. This as Mrs. Trump was juxtaposed with Mrs. Obama. One has to be well versed in their tones and meaningful glances.

    To cap it all and I quickly turned off the radio and CBC Radio One, there was sweet Carol Off. She was interviewing someone Stateside about the ramifications of the speech by Mrs. Trump.

    The two Canadian television news outlets seem to be nothing but shills against Donald Trump. None of their business anyway.

  • German police kicking in doors and dragging people away for Facebook posts about Muslim violence

    07/14/2016 6:39:35 PM PDT · 52 of 61
    Peter Libra to dontreadthis; Mr. Mojo

    They can change the name, but not the mentality.

  • We Must Have a Homosexual in Every Movie – at Least One

    07/13/2016 12:07:33 PM PDT · 84 of 94
    Peter Libra to HomerBohn
    Your post #82 noted.

    At least we can all have a dern good laugh once in a while!.

  • We Must Have a Homosexual in Every Movie – at Least One

    07/13/2016 9:00:00 AM PDT · 75 of 94
    Peter Libra to HomerBohn
    Liberals have destroyed Hollywood and this is clearly reflected by the declining number of people attending the trash they put out.

    I hope that the declining numbers of cinema goes is a true fact. I have to humour my spouse (bless her) and go to a movie. This is about twice a month.

    Now the only choice of six movies locally was a movie called "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates". I am not easily shocked and am not prudish. My quick summation of it is that it shows what an older generation would call perversion. If, what is shown in that movie is accepted as a "norm", they (perverts) may have won. It not that, then they are winning.

  • Trudeau at Auschwitz: The Achilles Heel of Multiculturalism

    07/12/2016 10:15:58 AM PDT · 16 of 29
    Peter Libra to pugmama; Sean_Anthony
    I cannot believe Canadians voted for this nonsense again. fwiw

    Figures were 39% Liberal. 30% Conservative. 22% NDP 9% others. Canadians cannot vote head to head for a Prime Minister. He only appears on his district/riding ballot. Justine Trudeau in suburb of Montreal.

    Sault Saint. Marie Ontario and Sault Sainte Marie Michigan one of the friendliest neighbour relationships in North America. Mind yer manners and get treated very well on both sides of the border.

    Excuse the sermon. Reminds me of the hard scrabble years post war England. We saw Hollywood films and thought all Americans had a beautiful mansion with a glamorous women walking down at staircase. Or in other locations spoke like the Bowery Boys. Maybe some Americans think we are all like the ones portrayed here. (laughs

  • Sheriff David Clarke: "War has been declared on Cops, and this is just another ugly chapter"

    07/08/2016 9:56:33 AM PDT · 86 of 118
    Peter Libra to Candor7
    A statement by Sheriff David Clarke re President Obama and his response.

    "he sort of fuels this misplaced anger."

    I remember the role of much of the MSM during the episode of police arrest of Rodney King. It seemed the very incessant repetition of the video, may have driven the violence of protesters. Just my humble opinion here. I watched massive and continuous showing of videos. These videos showed black men allegedly resisting arrest by police. This repeated showing, with their deaths may have been a factor. I mean it was hour after hour repetition.

  • oston cabbie is disappointed at $100 reward he received for returning $187,000 left behind in his ta

    07/06/2016 9:58:29 AM PDT · 44 of 44
    Peter Libra to proud American in Canada; DUMBGRUNT

    Thanks for the respective replies.
    I know the feeling when one is highly imaginative, waiting and waiting for the door to open. Then there is always reflector tape one could slap on the machine. Just a suggestion (chuckle).

  • oston cabbie is disappointed at $100 reward he received for returning $187,000 left behind in his ta

    07/05/2016 9:38:13 PM PDT · 25 of 44
    Peter Libra to DUMBGRUNT
    I remember a saying from my native England. I have not heard it said for years: Herewith.

    Virtue is it's own reward.

    Now this man will never have to look over his shoulder had he stole a lot of this money. Never have to worry about gossip from his associates as to "how come he is suddenly rich". No unpleasant enquiries from the police. No foolish spending on stuff he does not really need.

    He is as free as a bird in the air.

  • [Vanity] Are Canadians and Americans allies or enemies?

    07/04/2016 6:52:52 PM PDT · 39 of 56
    Peter Libra to Secret Agent Man; Jonty30
    Biggest trading partner, so I am gonna say allies.

    Yep, got a nice lot of comments about us, when 9/11 happened. Dozens of American based passenger planes diverted to Newfoundland. People took Americans into their homes until the all clear was sounded. People still friends with Canadians to this day, who were looked after.

    Tonight just in about ten minutes time across the St Mary's River at the Twin Cities of Sault Ste. Marie it is firework time. Our local park packed with Canadians having a picnic and waiting. The view is very good.

    God Bless America.

  • Canada: ‘A Launching Point for Illegal Entry Into U.S.A.

    07/02/2016 10:42:56 AM PDT · 11 of 33
    Peter Libra to sheikdetailfeather
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still flying very high with many of his Canadian supporters. It does seem that he has perfected the art of appearing in public and being a "nice guy".I would like to repeat some of my post on the 28th June last.

    About a year previously to a policy enactment by the Stephen Harper Conservative government the alarms went off. Number of Mexicans admitted to Canada was 9462. It was found a consistency in most of them breaking the rules of entry.

    The Conservative government then enacted a new law requiring a visa for Mexicans to enter Canada. With such a visa one is generally required to return to one' country within a certain time. In 2008 the numbers of Mexican applicants dropped to 1,999. Justin Trudeau gained his office last August.

    I would venture, without being too critical, that Prime Minister Trudeau seems absolutely oblivious of the fact of logistics. This in providing accommodation, medical care, employment for newcomers.


    06/28/2016 7:29:41 PM PDT · 66 of 69
    Peter Libra to ameribbean expat
    FWIW. The Conservative Government of Canada was lead by Stephen Harper in 2008. Officials became concerned about the increase of persons entering Canada from Mexico. The figures for one year alone totalled 9462 entrants. There were a huge number of violations to the immigration act by many of them.

    The Harper Government then require a visa application by would be entrants from Mexico. The figures for 2009 following this were 1.199 entrants. I remember the warnings on this website and elsewhere by our American friends on the risk of electing Justin Trudeau He seemed to be like minded in ways to the incumbent in the White House. This includes less controlled immigration.

    Prime Minister Trudeau will never have to face the ramifications of an already over taxed system. That system, which is the envy of much poorer nations, is creaking at the seams in many areas. Affordable public housing. Heavy demands on the medical profession. Overcrowded hospitals.

  • Victorious Nigel Farage Addresses EU Assembly: ‘You’re Not Laughing Now Are You?’ (VIDEO)

    06/28/2016 10:15:48 AM PDT · 35 of 67
    Peter Libra to mikeus_maximus; servo1969
    I'm a fan. Loved this scolding:

    You beat me to it. Finally, finally, someone had the fortitude to state a simple straight forward fact. A bit of Occam's Razor on Nigel Farage's part here.

  • Labour MP Demands Parliament Ignore ‘Madness’ Brexit Vote

    06/26/2016 7:11:04 PM PDT · 55 of 55
    Peter Libra to sauropod
    Your post re any insight.

    This is a tough one to call for me as I am an expat from England in Canada since 1955. The only way I can offer any knowledge of the British Socialist is a few little stories.

    I remember the Labour Party of the new Coalition Government. The leaders of that party were given mandated high positions in the Conservative Government. This was in WW2. One of the new leaders was a Herbert Morrison (Labour). A valiant speaker for the rights of man.

    The Communists detestable as they were, published their newspaper- the Daily Worker. They did not support the war wholeheartedly. The editorial page made one little snide statement about the capitalists.

    Down came Morrison. He had the whole newspaper shut down, threatened to lock em' up. They were only able to publish until they came on side when Russia was invaded by Hitler's forces.

    Scratch a dyed in the wool Socialist and often find a bit of a tin pot dictator within.

  • At least five stabbed at Capitol neo-Nazi protest

    06/26/2016 3:49:23 PM PDT · 39 of 68
    Peter Libra to gaijin; Mariner

    Anti-Fascists acting just as exactly one would expect the real old time Fascists to act. imho.
    CTV Canada had female anti-Fascist who was a participant interviewed. She spat out such venom it was disturbing.

  • Protester Interrupts Trump in Scotland, Hands Out Swastika Golf Balls

    06/24/2016 3:47:33 PM PDT · 49 of 50
    Peter Libra to TangibleDisgust
    Everyone I don't like is HITLER!

    I have studied the life of Adolf Hitler in such publications as Robert Payne's The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler. Praeger Publishers. 1973.

    My impression formed of a real Nazi is one that was somewhat formidable. A protester at one of the beer hall meetings of the early NAZI party was lucky if he just got punched and thrown out. If unlucky he would be on his back and a boot would come down on his face.

    The damn fools and their ilk do not know what a NAZI is. One could add - or what a NAZI was.

  • Two planes undertake dangerous South Pole rescue mission

    06/23/2016 9:12:59 AM PDT · 71 of 71
    Peter Libra to xp38
    On the graphic pictures of the rescue craft, something occurred to me from reading this years ago, cannot think why I did. Herewith:

    Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than war.

    Robert Southey. English poet and author.

    Thanks for the photographs.