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Posts by Peter Libra

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  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 7:56:54 PM PDT · 41 of 52
    Peter Libra to Mrs. Don-o
    Your comment on Daniel Berrigan.

    He was more a pacifist. More like John Woolman than Karl Marx.

    John Woolman (1722-1772). I remember reading of John Woolman the Quaker, many years ago. This was of his vision of heaven and his description of the horrors of exploitation in South America. This of the hapless indigenous people forced to labour in the mines.

    Further to this I perused Wikipedia and read of his conversion to being kind to animals. All this a long way from the days of the anti-war activities. I trust that the healing might begin one day. I have seen too much tragedy in my life time.

  • Video: Police cruiser smashed in post-Donald Trump rally protest in Costa Mesa, about 20 arrested

    04/29/2016 10:59:28 AM PDT · 53 of 67
    Peter Libra to Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
    Part of your comment.

    These La Raza people and violent protestors are interfering with the citizen's rights and endangering lives.

    From up Canada way I was impelled to do some research via Wiki. This was just to try to see the "other side". I became immersed in the subject. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by the United States and Mexico in 1848. Mexico agreed to cede vast tracts of land to America. They got $15 million dollars compensation. (Smart move by America). A colossal sum in today's dollars.

    Of interest was the purchase of Louisiana from the French. Also the purchase of Alaska from the Czarist regime in Russia, for $6 million dollars. The Communists at one time said that the Russian Royal family did not have the right to sell Alaska- it did not fly of course.

    Smart business people, those purchasing such gifts for time immemorial. The original dollars spent by the donors a long time ago.

  • Bond between man and dog is closer than you thought — how canines hearts are in sync with ours

    04/28/2016 8:04:43 PM PDT · 14 of 54
    Peter Libra to Personal Responsibility
    I and my wife have exactly the same reaction when we get home. My dog is a shelter dog, half German Sheppard and half golden Labrador. She is now 12 years old. When we went up to the local Humane Society facility, my wife was asked to walk the dog. This was to see if everything was going to be all right. The dog refused to return to the shelter.

    She had been rejected by two previous would be adoptive owners. My daughters told my wife - you cannot take that dog- it's crazy. She did, of course. Yes, incredible how she barges right out to the front steps- we have to force our way in (laughs). Demands to be taken out to the park, keeps me in shape.

  • Flooded With Migrants, Germany Struggles to Integrate Them

    04/28/2016 9:02:14 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    I should clarify the methods are used for ordinary Canadians on social assistance (Welfare)’ Ie: Low monthly payments and compulsory menial tasks (work fare). The new “refugees” get over double the welfare rate and free accommodation for two years.
    It is thought that in two years they will fit in perfectly with the rest of we peasants- oops! persons.

  • Flooded With Migrants, Germany Struggles to Integrate Them

    04/28/2016 8:54:51 AM PDT · 28 of 33
    Peter Libra to reaganaut1
    A few thoughts on just how persons get integrated into a demanding system that requires work ethics. I am speaking from old country experience and then migrating to Canada in 1955.

    One goes to school where lateness is frowned on. Where submission to the authority figure is absolutely demanded. This is a preparation of sorts. Then - if not to higher education, to work. There are demands in Ontario, and certainly in Michigan, at a minimum or slightly better wage level. Keeping to time, performing the work demanded. The criticisms of the authority. For a person to maintain this for years, demands stamina. Few give working people credit for doing this.

    I read a book on vagrancy in England by Philip O'Connor. He said that once a man tastes "freedom" from work and lives " on the road". He rarely gets back to work. In short, the shock to the system of the grind of work is too much. The new immigrants are utterly unprepared for the work ethic. They are like a dead weight on society. Ontario's answer is (One) pay so little it does not beat working. (Two) Have "work fare". Insistence on work fare, which means tasks set out for them to perform.

    All in all a depressing situation- for those that toil.

  • R.I.P. Madeleine Sherwood, Mother Superior on 'The Flying Nun'

    04/26/2016 7:43:00 PM PDT · 19 of 24
    Peter Libra to Morgana
    Ditto that.

    It might be just me though. It seems that in the past two months the passing of a number of entertainment personalities seems to be increasing. I shall always remember the piercing voice of the Reverend Mother as she got the attention of the flying num.

    Sister Bertrille

    She certainly reached a considerable age, bless her.

  • Lena Dunham: ‘100 Percent’ Chance I’m Moving to Canada if Trump Wins

    04/26/2016 9:55:13 AM PDT · 58 of 71
    Peter Libra to hecticskeptic
    Your comment on #20.

    Otherwise, I would hope that she would start to the end of the line like a zillion other people.

    In Canada, the CBC has widely viewed series called Border Crossing. It has cameras placed in the airport at Vancouver BC. Persons coming in from generally from Asiatic, third world countries and also the United States are profiled. Both men and women customs officers are seen on camera. The female customs officers are ultra polite, they do not indulged in slurs.

    So precise and perceptive are they, I have chills watching them. Sure there is a three month visitors visa available. Persons try to creep in on this permit. Ah yes, the phone calls to a female's boyfriend who is supposed to accommodate her. The scrutiny about their finances. The searching of their baggage. The detective like questions which tend to show they if they going to try to work (a no no).

    They kicked out an American at one border point because they thought he would get prescriptions in Canada- he had a suitcase full of medication.

    She ain't no refugee (chuckle).

  • Post Your William Shakespeare Observations

    04/23/2016 4:01:34 PM PDT · 139 of 188
    Peter Libra to onyx; PJ-Comix
    Thanks Onyx for your kind word.

    I did however quote from the modern text. I will put the matter right on this St. Georges Day also. Hamlet muses on the relics dug up by the churlish gravedigger- also a bit of a wit.

    There's another, why may that be the skull of a lawyer? Where be his quillities, his cases, his tenures, his tricks? Why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel. And will not tell him about his action of battery?

    Great to read Free Republic on this day of Shakespeare's birth.

  • Post Your William Shakespeare Observations

    04/23/2016 10:33:43 AM PDT · 79 of 188
    Peter Libra to PJ-Comix
    Shakespeare was said to have a distrust of the legal profession following his encounters with those worthies. The gravedigger observed by Hamlet clearing old bones, making room for new burials brings up a lawyers skull.

    Hamlet holds forth.

    There's another. Could that be a lawyers skull? Where's all his razzle dazzle legal jargon now? Why does he allow this idiot to knock him in the head. Instead of suing him for assault and battery.
    Act 5 scene 1 page 5

    Shakespeare muses on what all human beings are finally reduced to. Their power and influence no more.

  • 'Monstrous interference': UK pols furious at Obama's plan to intervene in EU debate

    04/22/2016 10:44:39 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops! My naming of the author did not take.

    Jerome R. Corsi, PhD. and his book the OBAMA NATION.

  • 'Monstrous interference': UK pols furious at Obama's plan to intervene in EU debate

    04/22/2016 10:42:02 AM PDT · 19 of 20
    Peter Libra to Leaning Right; Iron Munro
    The Obama Nation.
    Leftist Politics And The Cult Of Personality.

    Threshold Editions 2008.

    FWIW. Pages 102-106 deals with the visit of the then Senator Obama to Kenya. He supported one Raila Odinga of the same tribe as his father of record, Barack Hussein Obama. When Odinga lost the election against President Kibaki a terrible riot ensued. Christians were massacred in a church. Kibabi was forced to then declare Odinga as a Prime Minister and share power with him.

    Of course the Senator, then safely in Chicago let it be known he had then intervened by telephone. He said he mediated a truce as it were between the two rival factions. Elsewhere it was claimed that the Senator had broken US laws in going overseas and interfering in an election. I have not be able to verify this.

  • John Moore: The U.S. homophobes are making their doomed last stand

    04/21/2016 12:18:47 PM PDT · 28 of 34
    Peter Libra to rickmichaels
    An indication of how far the National Post has drifted to the left. Nonetheless for John Moore's benefit, there is a sort of pity for the homosexual. Imagine not feeling the rush of pleasure at sight of a well formed female. This as the summer approaches and there is a casting off of heavy clothing. A bit of the romantic poet, Rupert Brooke(1889-1915) on a woman here.

    Someday I shall rise and leave my friends,
    And seek you again at the world's far ends,
    You whom I found so fair,
    (Touch of your hands and smell of your hair),Though the sullen years and the mark of pain
    Have changed you wholly: for I shall know
    How could I forget having loved you so?)

    Thank God I am not you Moore! or those you champion.

  • A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw

    04/15/2016 7:54:27 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    Peter Libra to Celerity
    On getting a drone to view the 230 acres of undeveloped land (at least it was). This called Whitewater Properties.

    Only real person to tell the true story is Susan McDougal. Pardoned by President Clinton. She will never tell.

  • A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw

    04/15/2016 7:33:15 PM PDT · 27 of 32
    Peter Libra to dynachrome
    I believe these are money laundering schemes, somehow. There are corrupt Chinese who need top move their money out of China.

    I have read elsewhere of the reasons being money laundering. I also read of accounts of even quite expensive rentals being sought after without success for two years in Vancouver. This by ordinary Canadians. A whole row of apartments left empty, standing in some areas.

    I confess have little knowledge of just how this benefits the Chinese. I know this where I live in Ontario. If one leaves a house empty for some time and it is vandalised, it is a financial disaster.

  • A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw

    04/15/2016 6:54:33 PM PDT · 24 of 32
    Peter Libra to dynachrome
    I don't know but it looks like the “homeless” and other persons have run amuck in this building. Neglected or not, that kind of damage should never have happened otherwise. One reads of the distressing circumstances of the homeless in that particular city. The effete liberals wring their hands and say that "something should be done".

    I just wonder IF it was the homeless and other street types that created that awful mess? If it was, then there is little hope. Little hope that if provided with decent affordable accommodation it would not happen to where they would reside. That is-utter neglect and deterioration.

  • Hitler Couldn't Defeat Churchill, But Champagne Nearly Did

    04/15/2016 11:19:37 AM PDT · 37 of 49
    Peter Libra to PatrickJames
    Yes, certainly in latter years after Winston Churchill passed away, the legendary imbibing was revealed. One is inclined to wonder how much was true. I note a recording of one of Churchill's speeches, it was claimed he was a bit inebriated. I know it was at the time of the biggest crisis in WW2. Suddenly the Panzers had struck. Neutrality was ignored and the British Expeditionary Force driven to Dunkirk. We then really thought for a short while it was nearly over. No better excuse surely could be found for some bracing drinks at the time.

    My favourite account by Churchill of his younger cavalry days is of the Afghan/Indian frontier. Unhorsed, he faced a huge berserk Afghan with his calvary sword. The man was waving a whacking great scimitar. Churchill conceded he would have no chance. He calmly reached for his pistol and shot the man twice. The man did not go down, but ran behind a rock. At no time seemingly did Churchill overstate his actions on the frontier.

  • Now is the time for all loyal FReepers to come to the aid of their forum. [FReepathon Thread XIV]

    04/14/2016 7:35:39 PM PDT · 50 of 103
    Peter Libra to onyx
    Well I guess I have shamed myself into going down to the Canadian Credit Union tomorrow. Sort of prefer an old fashioned money order in US funds. At least their money orders are cleared in California, so no problem. Good for a modest $50 dollars.

    I had been touched by an appeal for a bunch of good folks in Seattle who rescued a poor stray horse. It had been shot with paint balls. Got off a money order to them recently.

    Boy oh boy - patting myself on the back here. (laughs).

  • Donald Trump? Look no further than Spiro Agnew

    04/13/2016 7:14:22 PM PDT · 11 of 35
    Peter Libra to ObamahatesPACoal
    From memory. Spiro Agnew on the press.

    Nattering Nabobs of Negativism

    In the light of how much of the MSM has conducted themselves regarding Donald Trump, this is an understatement.

  • Syrian refugee admits to setting shelter on fire, spray-painting swastikas to frame far-right

    04/11/2016 6:53:47 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    Peter Libra to Mr. Mojo
    Just another "hate crime" faked by jihadis, straight out of the leftist playbook.

    Yes, well put and repeated again and again in American Universities. Canada too has some instances. I have no good reason to post the following, but I have an old book of poems 1894. The name Bingen sparked my memory. Herewith a bit of the verse.

    Bingen on the Rhine.
    Caroline Norton 1808-1877.

    A soldier of the legion lay dying in Algiers.
    There was a lack of woman's nursing, there was a dearth of woman's tears.

    His comrade comforts him and the poem continues.

    Take a message and a token, to some distant friends of mine
    For I was born at Bingen,-Bingen on the Rhine.

    Ok, ok just a flight of fancy on my aged mind, but the refrain keeps on. Bingen on the Rhine. Things were pretty simple in 1894 regarding the psychopathic stone age adversaries of Western powers. Today, not so simple. Excuse the rant.

  • University of Michigan Students Call for Police to Censor Classmates’ Political Messages

    04/06/2016 12:26:31 PM PDT · 30 of 41
    Peter Libra to milton23

    Could be planted inscription. Something that seems to be a known tactic on the University grounds. Did it themselves.(complainers).

  • EXPOSED: Molenbeek ‘Far Right’ Hit And Run Was Muslim-On-Muslim Attack

    04/04/2016 11:13:39 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    Peter Libra to detective
    Strong words from me here and I usually do not go "over the top" with hyperbole. On those of the press that knowingly and deliberately inserted their "judgement" without checking. Then did not have the decency to professionally set matters right.

    Degenerate and perverted swine.

  • Scuffles near Glasnevin Cemetery after protesters try to burn Union Jack [Dublin, Ireland]

    04/03/2016 7:53:27 PM PDT · 48 of 56
    Peter Libra to kearnyirish2
    Your post #32.

    On the vow of the British commander not to be moved. I will have to read up on this, but think you may have another battle. Could have been Sir Edward Pakenham at the Battle of New Orleans 1815. Contrary to the Johnny Horton song, the British did not "run like rabbits". They suffered ten times the American losses and Pakenham was killed.

    Colonel Ferguson was blowing his silver whistle which was to signal his men to rally. Six small arms shots killed him.

  • Scuffles near Glasnevin Cemetery after protesters try to burn Union Jack [Dublin, Ireland]

    04/03/2016 7:45:08 PM PDT · 45 of 56
    Peter Libra to Stentor; kearnyirish2
    I still have misgivings about the whole Irish situation. All I can do is to point out a few facts that reflect the tragedy of it all.

    The Irish had 140,000 volunteers in WW1. Many of them from what is now Eire. 35,000 of them were killed. I do not have the statistics of those crippled and lost limbs in that horrible carnage. There must have been a large number.

    Though I cannot claim to be of Irish descent, my great grandfather was born in County Cork of two English parents 1834.

  • Scuffles near Glasnevin Cemetery after protesters try to burn Union Jack [Dublin, Ireland]

    04/03/2016 4:48:17 PM PDT · 31 of 56
    Peter Libra to don-o
    Your comment as a direct descendant of the Overmountain Men appreciated. I hope the moderator will permit this extra chit chat by me.

    Yes, you certainly have the facts on the prisoners taken by the victorious American forces. Some were even local farmers who were 40 in number. Hanging was demanded and indeed nine were hanged. I understand women folk pleaded with the would be executioners and a commander intervened.

    A journal exists on line by one of the British prisoners who was marched to captivity. To my surprise he was from Up State New York. He and his comrades were treated variously by persons along the route. Some kindly, some not. Ironically, one of the wounded Americans William Giles who is honored on the monument, bears my own last name. (chuckle).

  • Scuffles near Glasnevin Cemetery after protesters try to burn Union Jack [Dublin, Ireland]

    04/03/2016 4:16:46 PM PDT · 28 of 56
    Peter Libra to Olog-hai
    I am not going to get into this here -wisely.

    I would like to mention from Canada I have twice visited Kings Mountain battlefield in South Carolina. A force of primarily militia from Canada and indeed some loyalists from New York State engaged "The Mountain Men" from Kentucky, North and South Carolina.

    There were about a 1000 a side in 1781. The Americans won the day. Their losses were 28 killed and 64 wounded. All these names carefully inscribed on one of the monuments there. A very special monument, it is for Colonel Patrick Ferguson. He was the British commander, shot six times when rallying his men. Inscribed "A soldier of military distinction and honor" . It is his burial place. A tribute from the United States of America.

    Different times, respect amongst foes.

  • Erdogan opens $100mn Turkish cultural center in MD, blasts US elections’ Islamophobic rhetoric

    04/03/2016 9:58:09 AM PDT · 41 of 44
    Peter Libra to JimRed; ilovesarah2012
    On the policy of taqiyya in deception as said to be transcending their own religious convictions, your points are well taken by me.

    I do know of men and women who are still muslims and inveigh against the treachery of their fellows. We have people like Salman Rushdie and at least two women who write columns defending the non-muslim world's right to peace. Some are under guard because of the fatwa. One in Holland.

  • Erdogan opens $100mn Turkish cultural center in MD, blasts US elections’ Islamophobic rhetoric

    04/03/2016 9:01:25 AM PDT · 37 of 44
    Peter Libra to ilovesarah2012
    Your comment.

    Do you believe Islam is a religion of peace?

    After reading The Malakand Field Force by Winston Churchill who was in a strike force at age 27 - no. He mentions the traveller brought down by a stolen British breech loading rifle. The Islamic robber mutilates him, then steals his property. Churchill's comment follows:

    "Stone age savages with 19th century weapons".

  • Second Lawsuit Filed to End Discrimination Against Sikhs in U.S. Military

    04/02/2016 9:27:21 PM PDT · 21 of 32
    Peter Libra to Regulator
    Little known facts in the USA about the one serious situation re the Sikhs. This because Canada saw a tragic act of terrorism caused by members of the Sikh community in British Columbia. A mandate was refused by India to let the Sikhs break away and have a separate state- Khalistan.

    There were two Air India aircraft flying from Vancouver to India via Narita Airport Tokyo. One blew up over the Irish Sea. 329 souls dead. The other landed 48 minutes early in Tokyo for refueling. A few passengers deplaned and a bag blew up, killing two Japanese baggage handlers away from the aircraft.The two main culprits in Canada were tried by Judge alone. He acquitted them. A suspect on the run, was killed by Indian police in India. One served about 17 years. Today I hear no more about Khalistan and a new State.

    I hardly know why I has to put this down, but somehow I thought it worth knowing. Terrorism knows no boundaries.

  • Erdogan opens $100mn Turkish cultural center in MD, blasts US elections’ Islamophobic rhetoric

    04/02/2016 6:50:44 PM PDT · 29 of 44
    Peter Libra to RC one; HiTech RedNeck
    Your post #11

    Questions the reaction..... if someone built a $100 million Christian cultural center in Turkey.

    I hastily read up on the history of the Hagia Sophia formerly in Constantinople, now Istanbul. A great Christian cathedral which was sacked in 1453. Still there today. From then up until 1935 it was turned into a mosque, it's splendid Christian frescoes left to wither.

    In 1935 it was turned into a museum. Kemal Ataturk, the ruler ordered it. Excuse the ramble, but the cathedral was emblematic of the mighty Eastern Christian empire. One has to endure pious comments about people's fears of Islam. We know what happened to the Armenians in 1915. I do not wish any ill to law abiding peaceful muslims, nor do I think most people.

  • Army Approves Sikh Soldier To Serve While Wearing Turban, Beard

    04/01/2016 6:44:08 PM PDT · 36 of 70
    Peter Libra to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
    I understand the wearing of the turban by the Sikh people is cultural and not religious. I have been able to do some Google work here and it needs careful reviewing.

    Political correctness immediately brings in a so-called defence of religion, in these cases. However in my humble opinion, it is used to deny religious practices of Christians for example.

  • Karadzic guilty of Bosnia genocide, jailed for 40 years

    03/25/2016 9:38:40 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    Peter Libra to xzins
    Your comment.

    I thought they never proved any mass graves or even found any?

    Absolutely right. I remember the attempts made by the anti-Christian Serb press to prove mass killings. At least 7,000 souls. The excitement over bodies down a mine shaft. Biggest total- I believe was 94 bodies and some identified as Christian Serbs.

    Unindicted war criminals could well be Louis Arbour, Canadian authority of the International Human Rights Commission. William Jefferson Blyth Clinton and possibly Hillary Rodham Clinton. The last two for the bombing of civilian facilities in Belgrade. Last bombing before this was the Luftwaffe in 1941.

    Are Muslim war criminals now trembling in case their time comes?

    Sarcastic laugh.

  • 20-Year-Old Horse Recovering After Being Shot More Than 100 Times With Paintballs'It Was Deplorable'

    03/24/2016 8:27:42 PM PDT · 49 of 53
    Peter Libra to bigredkitty1; TribalPrincess2U
    Don't let the human detritus that committed this despicable act darken your world. Instead think about all the wonderful people coming together to care and provide comfort for this wounded animal.

    Yes, looking on the positives make it less hurtful. Added to that the horse is alive- even worse would have been if it had to be put down. I have my envelope addressed already for a donation via snail mail.

    Oh, beside the point I know, but up here in snowy Ontario, Saturday. I spied a little lost Yorkie Terrier. It was running aimlessly. I called the local humane society and a cheerful employee collected it. About three people all fired up to adopt it. Nobody seems to own it. They say it has a bladder infection and will keep it for another seven days.

  • Video of woman tossing coffee at man in Tim Hortons parking lot goes viral (handicap spot involved)

    03/23/2016 9:47:10 AM PDT · 44 of 74
    Peter Libra to Tennessee Nana
    I love Tim Horton's that's the first place I go when I go to Canada...

    Nice to read that. I live at the Ontario/Michigan border. Politest place in town. Everyone says a polite excuse me when easing in and out.

    As to the persons who abuse parking privileges, I feel they are a special breed. Guys like me are very nervous of offending someone. The abusers, including one who puts his emergency flashers on at the Non Parking - then shops, must be made of brass.

    Poor young woman, must have had a bad day. Oh those videos! Excuse my ramble.

  • Migrants Attack 60 Minutes Crew In Sweden

    03/21/2016 9:10:21 AM PDT · 31 of 37
    Peter Libra to OKSooner

    Ok. Thanks for your input on #26.
    I guess it was posted during my query about the wheelchair. Fancy leaving the work of resistance to the handicapped. Well, anyway Bravo for the wheelchair charge.

  • Migrants Attack 60 Minutes Crew In Sweden

    03/21/2016 9:07:32 AM PDT · 28 of 37
    Peter Libra to Enlightened1
    An interesting post and needs to be shown to the political correct johnnies. I need a second opinion here on what happened at 6.01 minutes. It seems that a woman minding her own business with a stroller had walked on. A motorized wheelchair appeared to be charging one of the delightful (sarc) migrants.

    I hope the wheelchair occupant survived any reprisal.

  • Trump supporter caught punching and kicking a protester at Tucson rally is charged with assault

    03/20/2016 6:26:45 PM PDT · 144 of 181
    Peter Libra to altura
    Not to opine on a purely American business which is the forthcoming presidential election......

    Kicking a man when he is down and especially in the head is a cowardly thuggish act. Whatever the man said or did, to be exposed to brain damage or injury is not the American way. Once again:

    I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
    Attributed to Voltaire, Edmund Burke or the scholarship of Edith Beatrice Hall re the Life of Voltaire.

  • No protester more effective than a p—-ed-off American

    03/20/2016 9:21:37 AM PDT · 4 of 6
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    I may be somewhat off in my observation here, but will take a chance. From Wikipedia.

    Ochlocracy or mob rule is the rule of government by mob or a mass of people,or,the intimidation of legitimate authorities.

    Just as disturbing is the MSM and it's twisting of the events for their own agenda. This was done before in the late 1960's.The agitators, their dupes the university students and some academics.

    Almost amusing - if it was not so serious, is the media up here in Canada. Day after day, the talking heads and their "stop Trump". When, if Americans had continually pontificated over a forthcoming Canadian election, there would have been cries of outrage.

    It is a funny world, from my perspective.

  • If Trump wins, I’ll eat this column [Bon appétit, Margaret!!!]

    03/19/2016 5:13:54 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    Peter Libra to hecticskeptic

    Bookmarked. Thanks!

  • If Trump wins, I’ll eat this column [Bon appétit, Margaret!!!]

    03/19/2016 2:13:01 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    Peter Libra to hecticskeptic
    One of the names of the venerable old Globe and Mail by it's detractors is indeed "The Mop ad Pail". Sadly the once well balanced National Post has drifted fairly left. I read an article on last Thursdays Post by a Terry Glavin, titled "Canada, Post-Obama". He kindly concedes the United States is not finished as a world power. He declares

    .....it has abdicated as the world's leading guarantor of global stability and defender of liberal democracy.

    A half crazed "Canadian" called Hassan Ali rushed into a military facility last week and tried to stab three servicemen. Slightly injured them. Eight men rushed him and he is in hospital. The press and police bent over backwards, delaying his name and his utterances.

    Switch to the Toronto Sun and their header. It is Terrorism in wacking great headlines, quoth they.

  • Huge back up created by protestors ... blocking the road to Fountain Hills where Trump is expected

    03/19/2016 11:02:06 AM PDT · 22 of 35
    Peter Libra to E. Pluribus Unum; kevcol
    Ditto that. I watched CNN ten minutes ago. A female journalist was interviewing Sheriff Arpaio. The diplomacy of the Sherriff was absolutely spot on. In reasoned quiet terms, he simply emphasised the right of all persons to be safe and protected. Even the journalist seemed to check any strident questioning. She tried to make a few points including that of the Sheriff's previous support for Trump. He handled it perfectly.

    From up Canada way, I do not have a dog in the hunt, but I know anarchy when I see it. Trying to block a peaceful assembly by force comes close to it.

  • If Trump wins, I’ll eat this column [Bon appétit, Margaret!!!]

    03/19/2016 10:27:27 AM PDT · 7 of 18
    Peter Libra to rickmichaels
    This American born lady from Illinois who moved with her parents to Canada when she was 14, is enjoying the moment. Working herself up into a jolly old hissy fit, she takes no chance at all. This in a country where political correctness has been honed to a fine art.

    A void was created when Stephen Harper was defeated by the Justin Trudeau merchants of change. This was last August 19th. Even though the popular vote for the Trudeau Liberals was 39%. Seemingly no more Harper to daily carp against.

    Now they have discovered Trump. Their insulated existence will not be disturbed, Trump or not. They will go on living far above the style of the average Canadian. What ails them is hard to fathom. A Canadian grass roots description of the Globe and Mail is "The Groan and Wail".

    Enough said!

  • Why I Voted For Trump... a last minute decision...

    03/17/2016 10:37:07 AM PDT · 80 of 168
    Peter Libra to dps.inspect
    From your post:

    ..... the MSM, DC elite, Republican Establishment, Liberal Progressive, Black Lives Matter and now Fox News have been trying to destroy Trump.

    From up Canada way, I am not trying to interfere with a purely American political struggle. What I would like to comment on is an enormous juggernaut. I have not seen or heard the likes of this in my lifetime. I do not include WW2.

    On the CBC Radio in Canada this morning I heard a shrieking female voice. Described as a "Pakistani American". Bashing Trump of course. The urbane voices of smug Canadians joining in the bashing. Then to the television and my spouse had on "The View". More Trump bashing. This on the nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. What I am trying to say and please excuse my rant on your vanity is this.

    Something Orwellian and scary here. The immense resources of the MSM trying everything. Lies, conjecture, Hitler comparisons. This when the good old First Amendment allows for constructive, acerbic, criticism. Just to destroy one human being- Donald Trump.

  • Thinking About Moving to Canada if Trump Wins?

    03/15/2016 6:08:23 PM PDT · 127 of 129
    Peter Libra to stephenjohnbanker
    Canada doesn't want you.

    I presume you mean the anti-Trump crowd. We had a pledge by the new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to bring in 25,000 "refugees" by December 31st 2015. About six weeks late they have indeed arrived. It is the logistics of finding affordable decent accommodation that seems to be a problem.

    I don't believe hardly any of the Trump haters would really chance it, and settle permanently. They would soon find something to complain about I would guess. I understand one of the mildly traumatic experiences for anyone in a civilized country is to up stakes. Then go far away.

    Here amid the cold, in Ontario Canada on the Canadian television, we see a little oblong sign. It is unobtrusively high up in the corner.

    Scottsdale Az. temp 25 cel.

    This about 72 deg Fahrenheit. If I win the lottery I am dern well moving there for a couple of winter months. (laughs).

  • Does Ted Cruz realize what an opportunity he lost last night?

    03/12/2016 10:52:36 AM PST · 34 of 148
    Peter Libra to true believer forever
    Somebody once said this:

    I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    Attributed to Voltaire, Edmund Burke, and the quote sometimes attributed to the scholarship of Evelyn Beatrice Hall. Be that as it may, coupled with the First Amendment to the Constitution this is important. It leads to reasonable conduct and civilized behaviour with divergent groups. (Excuse the sermon).

  • A9 Unearths Killiecrankie Battle Relics

    03/10/2016 12:13:50 PM PST · 14 of 15
    Peter Libra to PLMerite

    A picture of one of the famous/infamous Tartan Army, I would think. Usually on one of their mass jaunts to England, all to see a soccer game.

    I had witnessed an all Scottish match at Easter Rd. Edinburgh in 1960. The two teams were Glasgow Celtic and Hibernian. Both with predominantly Catholic support. I still cannot figure why religion was brought into football.

    Anyway, I was standing on the terraces, when I heard a hissing behind me. I looked back and saw person/persons urination on the empty space. I was over ten feet away though. Ah well, got safely on the long distance coach to foggy old London town afterward.

  • Nova Scotia Island Offers Refuge to Americans Seeking to Escape a Trump Presidency

    03/09/2016 1:32:40 PM PST · 95 of 95
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    Your point well taken re the multi-millionaires being able to afford good things in Canada. I can only visualise their attitude to the local neighbourhood tavern and restaurants, rubbing shoulders with the affable local people. No evenings out at some hit performance by the latest celebrities. No latest film showings. No party times with the sycophantic elites. Just plain old Cape Breton.

    If they ever went there, how long would they last. Oh, they might just love the fiddle music. Nova Scotia the home of fiddle music, Scottish style. (laughs).

  • Nova Scotia Island Offers Refuge to Americans Seeking to Escape a Trump Presidency

    03/09/2016 12:37:02 PM PST · 93 of 95
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    I have hitchhiked around Cape Breton in my first immigrant days to Canada 1955. I left Nova Scotia because good paying jobs were scarcer than hens teeth.

    Anyone moving to Canada had better have the good old dollar and plenty of them. Money does not grow on trees, nor does affordable decent public housing become easily available.

    'Cept for Syrian, Afghan, Middle Eastern "refugees".

  • Republican senators criticize Joseph McCarthy

    03/09/2016 9:47:08 AM PST · 10 of 30
    Peter Libra to Kid Shelleen
    From the text. Re Senator McCarthy

    ..... when he stated in a speech there where over 200 known communists operating in the U.S. Department of State.

    Black Listed By History.
    The Untold History Of Senator Joseph McCarthy And His Fight Against America's Enemies.
    M.Stanton Evans. (Crown Forum 2007).

    Sigh, even yet the "mistake" is being perpetuated. Senator Tydings, a enemy of Senator McCarthy, posed with a phonograph. He said he had a recording of McCarthy saying 205 communists in the State Department. The Denver Post had published at that time a headline. This stating McCarthy said 57 persons were known communist sympathisers. It was at Wheeling WV, that McCarthy spoke.

    Tydings was put under oath and conceded that he had no such recording. McCarthy may have even understated the numbers. One can only wonder why it is that squeaky clean upright legislators, would suddenly stoop so low.

    Could this be applied to present day critics of Donald Trump?

  • A9 Unearths Killiecrankie Battle Relics

    03/06/2016 6:28:00 PM PST · 9 of 15
    Peter Libra to marktwain
    On your piece of grenade of about that time, I often wonder about the mechanics of tossing such a device. Modern grenades, as you will know had a convenient pin attached to a ring. I know that the British Army used the tallest and strongest men to throw the primitive grenade. Regiments called the Grenadiers. Another regiment was called the Fusiliers. I understand the fusilier had to fire the fuse and hand it to the grenadier.

    Actor Michael Caine was in the London Fusiliers, saw action, but no fusing grenades (chuckle).

  • A9 Unearths Killiecrankie Battle Relics

    03/06/2016 5:43:37 PM PST · 3 of 15
    Peter Libra to SunkenCiv
    Thanks for the interesting news on Killiecrankie. I took my last venture as a youth hosteller in 1954 and visited the site of the battle. The Jacobites were lead by John Graham, Vicount Dundee as the information states. He had lead his Highlanders to two victories over a combined English and Lowland Scots force previously.

    The scene of his final and greatest triumph was at Killiecrankie. At the height of victory, he turned with his sword raised. A musket ball caught him at the side of his breastplate, fatally wounded him. Sir Walter Scott eulogized him well after his death and gave him the title of Bonnie Dundee.

    Soldiers leap, was where the soldier fled the fierce Highlander. He jumped over the river to safety. Measured at 26 foot, some doubt was cast on this. Jesse Owens world record long jump was just about that distance in 1936. The soldier had jumped from a high piece of rock though.

    Excuse my ramble, brought back youthful memories.