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  • Brian Williams: U.S. Is ‘The Only Nation to Have Used’ Nuclear Weapons ‘In Anger’

    05/27/2016 7:57:22 PM PDT · 36 of 66
    Peter Libra to PROCON
    The only reason that Adolf Hitler did not use the atomic bomb as a war weapon was because his scientists had not quite got there yet. They were certainly trying.

    Oh, neat courtly bow you practiced, when facing Barack Hussein Obama, Brian.

  • South Africa passes bill aiming to return land to blacks

    05/27/2016 7:20:59 PM PDT · 38 of 58
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Whoops! The whites were kicked out.

  • South Africa passes bill aiming to return land to blacks

    05/27/2016 7:19:59 PM PDT · 37 of 58
    Peter Libra to bigredkitty1
    Your post #34.

    Leave the savages with carnage, destruction and devastation. They have earned it.

    I understand that on certain lush farmlands being ceded to the black people, the whites where kicked out. I also read (unless it is Zimbabwe also) that the aforesaid blacks did the job themselves. Smashing farm machinery, destroying infrastructure.

    My beef was the hypocrites from my own country England, who tried to get their fool heads arrested in England. They screamed and yelled for the end of apartheid. Now living in their neat little suburban villas in England. A friendly Bobby within a phone call if yobs (rowdie youths) kick up trouble.

    Asked about the crime in South Africa, they do not want to know.

  • After 70 Years of Waiting, WWII ‘Memphis Belle’ Gunner, 94, Revisits Britain. And Dies Quietly There

    05/26/2016 6:52:20 PM PDT · 26 of 45
    Peter Libra to BiggerTigger; nickcarraway
    Thank you for the very well done presentation by my countrymen. I remembered fairly closely this at 2:02 minutes. A statement to the effect that when the record of this war hero was made known things got into gear. Roughly that there was no way only a simple service would do. That "we had to do something special".

    I was just a snot nosed kid near the big American Air Force at Ruislip, Middlesex during part of the war. The Royal Air Force was flying sorties out of Northolt close by. Always remember how friendly the Americans were to kids. The British adult usually suspicious of any strange small boys ('ere, wot are you doin?)

    His passing though sad, was without pain and lingering illness.

    A positive story here.

  • Filming begins on BBC's lavish new Bronte drama To Walk Invisible as cast take over York in [tr]

    05/19/2016 6:51:32 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    Peter Libra to Albion Wilde
    I am indebted to you for this absolute treasure trove of old London. My father was born at Bromley by Bow in 1905. His father was a dock worker and drafted in WW1, taken prisoner early in that war in France. Address given was Kerbey Street, Poplar. My father said very little of his early life. He joined the British Army to escape grinding poverty, since his father's health was ruined after three years as a prisoner. He was permanently unemployed.

    I now have a graphic idea of just how things were for my father and his sisters. Small wonder he hardly ever reminisced about his childhood.

  • Canada's Trudeau Hits One MP, Grabs Another

    05/19/2016 8:57:48 AM PDT · 26 of 40
    Peter Libra to Nachum; JudyinCanada
    I viewed a quick pan to former prime minister Stephen Harper as he viewed the incident. I reminded by this of that section of the voting public. How they were gulled by the CBC and other news media to go against Harper. Talking about him being a "control freak, cool and distant" and so on.

    There seems to be the idea that a charismatic figure with physical attributes, makes a better politician. Using simple logic it should be considered as to the experience, the actual performance in what they do. Yet, as in our friendly neighbours election it is similar. It seems numbers of voters want a matinee idol.

    True, everyone has a choice as to which party they vote for. Prime Minister Trudeau only appeared on the ballot in his constituency. The rest of the country when voting Liberal, were allowing that party to name the leader. Unlike the system in the United States where it is head to head and voters can choose. Based on the British Parliamentary system. This where Winston Churchill easily won his constituency in 1945. However, his Tories were defeated nation wide. (Excuse the rant).

  • Donald Trump Hits Back at David Cameron and London Mayor Sadiq Khan

    05/16/2016 9:29:16 AM PDT · 49 of 145
    Peter Libra to Jeff Head; Mr. Mojo
    Your post #42.

    This shows how great the influence of the Muslim and politically correct liberals and other politicians is.

    The statistics shown by you are devastating to an expat like myself in Canada. I did some further research. Although they tend to diminish somewhat the influence of those culprits. These figures being open to interpretation.

    Total population in London proper.
    8.6 million.
    voting turnout
    44 percent.
    Mayor Khan. 1.3 million.
    Opponent Goldsmith. 954 thousand.

    Yes, Donald Trump single handed (support him or not), is the greatest check to the obscenity of political correctness in many years.

    George Orwell would have been in absolute agreement with Trump's barrage.

  • Sadiq Khan pledges to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump

    05/12/2016 1:21:52 PM PDT · 52 of 69
    Peter Libra to DarthVader; Mr. Mojo
    Your post #41. A little bit of encouragement on your part to this expat in Ontario, Canada. I do remember the fiery rhetoric that came from on Mahmoud Ahamadinejad, President of Iran 2005 -2013. He was like a prize turkey cock against the United States. A lot of blood pressure over this man. Now it is crickets.

    As for Khan, I remind myself of an old Scottish saying when I worked up there. Dinna fash yersel. Meaning do not mind something that will fade in it's time. Another old London saying here - All mouth and trousers.

    True it is a grim and depressing situation with the virtual ethnic cleansing taking place in England. I name one of my residences just outside London, called Southall. I hate to predict the future. America is the last bastion of freedom in this old world.

  • London's New Mayor Warns Trump: Let In Muslims Or They Will Attack America

    05/10/2016 7:21:55 PM PDT · 171 of 198
    Peter Libra to blueyon
    Then there were the Japanese. Thought that America was soft and attacked Pearl Harbor. One wise man, a high ranking admiral then told his countrymen "You have awakened a sleeping giant". Yes indeed they did.

    Alas for my own native country and city, I have some doubt. This as to whether they can rise to the occasion of bluster and threat. I read of the great charge of the fanatical Dervish of Islam at Omdurman (Sudan) in 1898. 20,000 horsemen ready to die for Allah. 11,000 of them did. American machine guns used by Kitchener's soldiers did the trick.

    That man in London sounds like a cheap edition of the North Korean leader. Bluster, threat, posturing. Meantime I have to view the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Having hissy fits over the possibility of a Trump victory. The damn hypocrites will still head south for an escape from the Canadian winter though.

    Old time orders to the troops of the British Army were "steady in the ranks". This could be a watchword. Excuse the rant, I have Wiser's Deluxe rye whisky to hand.

  • Donald Trump Says London’s Muslim Mayor Could Be Exception to Ban (Dammit)

    05/09/2016 7:49:08 PM PDT · 40 of 96
    Peter Libra to boycott
    Your comment in making an entry into the UK.

    I just wonder if they have the same rules or if they discriminate against Christian American?

    I have already posted a comment and just could not refrain from re-posting this story. My wife (a liberal bless her) went back to her native London from Canada in the 1990's. She had a Canadian Passport- she needed Canadian citizenship to teach.

    The customs officer at Heath Row was a muslim woman. She acted in a hostile manner and asked a number of questions. This concerned the nine weeks my wife was to stay. Finally, my wife stated that she was born in England and had every right to admitted. The woman threw down her passport and waved her through.

    British law is- or was, that any person no matter what other countries citizenship they had, they were still British on entry.

  • London’s new Muslim mayor: I’ll visit U.S. soon ‘in case Donald Trump wins’

    05/09/2016 7:14:35 PM PDT · 58 of 63
    Peter Libra to Maceman; jazusamo
    Your post #6 comparing respective voting trends.

    Figures are Khan 56.9 percent and Goldsmith 43.1 percent. What should be considered is the old class system in England. Khan was touted as working class and bought up in council houses (subsidized rent) son of a taxi driver. Goldsmith was educated at the highest of elite universities. He is a multi-millionaire. They use political party status in their mayoral elections. Khan is of the Labour Party. Goldsmith of the Conservative Party. The turnout of voters was only 45 percent.

    As for myself from London,living in Canada, I can only wonder at the new mayor's claim to unite. In the next breath, he snipes at Donald Trump. Imagining some action by Trump, even before Trump has power.

    Once a leftie liberal always a leftie .

  • Clinton congratulates first Muslim mayor of London

    05/07/2016 2:15:18 PM PDT · 32 of 63
    Peter Libra to jazusamo
    I would venture -although not having been to my native city London for 20 years, that party lines might have been a factor. I know that in Canada, Mayoral elections are generally run according to the persons vying for the position. Their political affiliations generally not stated.

    Khan was backed by the Labour Party. Goldsmith by the Conservative Party. Goldsmith highly educated and from the wealthy class, possibly seen in a certain light. This to his disadvantage. That being said, the legendary Dick Whittington (Three times Lord Mayor of London) is turning in his grave. In his day, Islam was feared and hated. The name given to it's followers as "Moors".

  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief

    05/06/2016 9:00:32 AM PDT · 38 of 47
    Peter Libra to TigerClaws
    Town called Fort McMurray in Alberta menaced by huge bush fires, 80,000 residents evacuated. I saw the Red Cross donation boxes already out at the local LCBO sales outlet. It is said Canadians have already donated billions to various aid agencies. This for the extensive damage to at least 1,600 homes.

    I checked on this title "Chief Information Officer" for the Canadian Red Cross. Grade one $105 thousand dollars. Grade two. $160 thousand dollars. I got caught for twenty dollars monthly last year. The Red Cross shipped a group of young females from Toronto and they went door to door. Locally, the consensus in my Ontario city is only the "Sally Ann" - Salvation Army gives out a detailed and worthy accounting of donations.

    Haiti happens to be a prime example of the bureaucrat in charge. Nothing one can really do. No conscience, no shame.

  • Vile Racism Forces Fox News To Close Comments On Malia Obama Article

    05/03/2016 8:54:08 AM PDT · 70 of 79
    Peter Libra to JudyinCanada; Wolfie
    I wouldn't be at all surprised if the left posted those hateful comments just to make Fox look bad.

    I agree and we on FR have been informed of such tactics again and again. This is in universities when "racist hate" comments were scrawled on walls. I may be wrong but, I did not read of a case where a "privileged white student" was clearly identified. Given this tactic, I am surprised to have to wait this long on the site.

    I suppose that the ordinary right thinking person falls into the same old trap. That trap is used so successfully by the cunning leftists. Stir up people's emotions and sit back and laugh when they fall for the ploy.

  • Father-of-three ex-Marine shot and killed in front of his wife trying to stop a gunman

    05/02/2016 7:13:58 PM PDT · 18 of 27
    Peter Libra to NTHockey
    Your correction well taken by me. My excuse is of the headline, I, poor soul parroted it off.

    Certa Cito
    British Royal Signals.

  • Father-of-three ex-Marine shot and killed in front of his wife trying to stop a gunman

    05/02/2016 6:40:38 PM PDT · 14 of 27
    Peter Libra to maddog55
    Yes I agree, that it is poorly written. I thought at first the Ex-Marines wife had been shot. No expert on grammar myself, I saw that two words would suffice.

    Bradden walked into the store and allegedly shot his own wife, who is also an employee, in the leg.

  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen said she was 'embarrassed' by TSA agent at Denver International Airport

    05/02/2016 9:01:01 AM PDT · 71 of 99
    Peter Libra to Enterprise
    Your post #52.

    I did some Wiki work on this one. What a long title. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    Yes never mind "Get Shorty"- it is get Rush. May the El Rushbo always escape the machinations of his enemies.

  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen said she was 'embarrassed' by TSA agent at Denver International Airport

    05/02/2016 7:26:29 AM PDT · 25 of 99
    Peter Libra to george76
    At one time Rush Limbaugh did a daily skit on the employees who screened travellers at airports. Rush insinuated that perverts are drawn to jobs which give them access. This is where there is a procedure involving body searches. A persnickety elderly woman's voice twittered about "finding panties" in a purse. A sort of simpleton's male voice said "I used to soil myself down at the bus station". The voice went on to praise the opportunities to presumably act out his perversion.

    Rush was then given the third degree at an airport. They scored a big hit when he had prescription Oxycontin in his luggage. He said he now could not fly because he was a target.

    A sick situation and there does not seem to be any action by employers.

  • Mexican Flag Waving Protesters Disrupt Peaceful Trump Rally (We The People- Rising)

    05/01/2016 11:03:14 AM PDT · 50 of 74
    Peter Libra to GonzoII; A CA Guy
    I'm sure there were some rapes, but mostly intermarriage.

    Yes, the redoubtable Spanish soldier did not bring women with them. True, that when Spain established their rule there, the Hildago elite managed to bring over fine ladies from Spain. Time however took it's toll of that separate elite. Mestizo is the definition that does identify the mixed race, as you will know.

    About twenty years ago, I read of groups existing in remote areas in Mexico. They were the direct descendants of the indigenous people. There had been an outcry about the seizing of their land by concerned people in the USA. I don't know how it all ended.

    I understand but might be wrong, that in Mexico, the lighter skinned people are, the more likely better off. The surnames stamp the European heritage of the majority in Mexico.

  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 7:56:54 PM PDT · 41 of 110
    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.