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  • O Canada at Penguins-Flyers (Tribute to our northern neighbors)

    10/22/2014 7:07:51 PM PDT · 16 of 25
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Name of the redoubtable tugboat.

    Barbara Foss.

  • O Canada at Penguins-Flyers (Tribute to our northern neighbors)

    10/22/2014 7:05:32 PM PDT · 14 of 25
    Peter Libra to CedarDave
    Yes indeed and the value of moral support cannot be underestimated. I take the chance of an off topic ramble here. A Russian Simusar freighter with tons of bunker oil and diesel oil lost power about three days ago. It drifted near Canada's west coast. Leaving Everett, Washington it was bound for Russia.

    Canadian and American coast guard vessels and others joined in the approach of a pending ecological disaster. An American tugboat hauled it to Prince Rupert, British Columbia and it was secured safely.

    Great stuff! The unsung heroes once again go into action.

  • Is Canadian parliament shooting a terrorist attack?

    10/22/2014 11:23:21 AM PDT · 48 of 57
    Peter Libra to PJ-Comix; Peter ODonnell
    fwiw.

    I had seen the interviews on television stating that Rouleau the convert to Islam, was previously counselled by police. Later he ran down two soldiers in Quebec as everyone knows.

    It was stated the authorities had 90 suspected would be radical Islamists on their lists. The statement was made that the law does not allow arrests for one's wacky views. Rouleau was number 90. It will be interesting to find out if the Parliamentary terrorists are on that list. Still more interesting if drastic action will be taken against these remaining psychopathic individuals.

  • Shooters at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada

    10/22/2014 9:32:36 AM PDT · 29 of 42
    Peter Libra to Entropy Squared
    Canadian television journalists repeating that no known connection to terrorism is proved. Just heard it for the sixth time.

    What is the problem with these people? Methinks they protest too much.

  • Suspect in attack on 2 soldiers in Quebec 'had become radicalized': PMO

    10/21/2014 10:44:59 AM PDT · 20 of 21
    Peter Libra to Gay State Conservative; A Formerly Proud Canadian
    Soldier hit by vehicle has died. Perpetrator known to have been put on no fly list and passport confiscated. Was on face book with a headscarf mask jihad style. Prime Minister Harper has called it terrorism and no obfuscation.

    I can recall the 1941 film called The 49th Parallel. It somehow gave the impression that the dividing line between the two countries was this parallel. General impressions way back can give rise to mistakes as I have found out to my embarrassment.

    Anyway a huge propaganda film. Created by Pressburger and Powell to bring US opinion to support Britain WW2. Seven bad Nazi U-Boat crew and one "good, anti-Nazi German". Hiking across Canada. Of course the attack on Pearl Harbor did bring the USA into the war, not British propaganda.

  • Suspect in attack on 2 soldiers in Quebec 'had become radicalized': PMO

    10/20/2014 7:10:06 PM PDT · 16 of 21
    Peter Libra to xp38
    Just in:

    Man converted to Islam this year. Neighbours concerned over his attitude of late. Conservative MP questioned the Prime Minister on the happening. I think we are going to see a red flag warning about our military. Already being called terrorism by some.

    One less terrorist in any case.

  • CNN Columnist: Americans don't care about Ebola in Africa, because they're racists

    10/20/2014 6:46:37 PM PDT · 37 of 50
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    Could this man be that kind of so called journalist who deliberately "pushes buttons" to make people angry?. I say this because on doing a little research the man has opined on dogs.He said that since many people eat pigs, they should eat dogs (probably choked himself with laughter at this provocation).

    I remember the six million circulation Daily Mirror in England in the 1950's. It was found that the way to be read is to be so provocative- it angered the readers. Boring them with platitudes was said to be a sure loser. It was also found that the journalist of that era hardly believed a damn thing they wrote, in some cases. Laughed themselves silly- which was not hard.

  • Suspect in attack on 2 soldiers in Quebec 'had become radicalized': PMO

    10/20/2014 6:18:49 PM PDT · 12 of 21
    Peter Libra to xp38
    I have the CBC report stating:

    Martin Rouleau- aged 25 years. Said known to police and became radicalised.

    Prayers for the two soldiers, harming nobody and cut down. This cowardly swine is well dead.

  • Ebola-linked cruise ship passenger cleared; hospital apologizes for mistakes

    10/19/2014 11:17:29 AM PDT · 22 of 25
    Peter Libra to Cvengr
    Wow!

    Fortunately I had heard Richard Burton's reading from the novel Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. Nice to learn of another culture's view of death and the departed. A celebration no less.

    I will stick to my row of plastic pumpkins lit up at night and a few store bought Halloween gargoyles.(Laughs)

  • Ebola-linked cruise ship passenger cleared; hospital apologizes for mistakes

    10/19/2014 9:53:37 AM PDT · 14 of 25
    Peter Libra to kushnejz; SeekAndFind
    You pose a very cogent question here regarding the how and why.

    I think I stumbled on the answer elsewhere. It seemed that the CDC themselves e-mailed the authority on board the ship. They wrote that although a person had worked in the Dallas laboratory and was a passenger, do not worry. Absolutely no chance of their being infected. Carry on and enjoy your cruise etc.

    Oh boy!

  • Ferguson resident: “There’s going to be hell to pay” if businesses don’t rebuild

    10/05/2014 8:53:05 PM PDT · 88 of 93
    Peter Libra to Forward the Light Brigade
    Watts is still full of closed stores in LA-and that riot was decades ago.

    I recall Rush Limbaugh on the subject at the time. Rush stated that there were women who had benefit cheques and were actually crying. He said that the establishments knew them and honored their cheques, were now destroyed.

    Surely someone must realize this conduct is the height of stupidity. Black leaders must step up to the plate here. They would be on solid ground to urge restraint.

  • The Antichrist and the Muslim Mahdi (Part 2)

    10/05/2014 7:43:03 PM PDT · 17 of 21
    Peter Libra to Pontiac
    Nice to have your remarks.

    Off topic, for which I hope to be excused, but one of my favourite books is.

    Blacklisted By History
    The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy
    And His Fight Against America's Enemies
    Author: M. Stanton Evans

    I took the liberty of noting your about page.

  • The Antichrist and the Muslim Mahdi (Part 2)

    10/05/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT · 12 of 21
    Peter Libra to Kaslin
    Fwiw.

    I believe that there are at least ten known persons called the "Mahdi". The most notable was Mohammed Ahmed al Mahdi (1844-1885). He swept the Sudan clear of Egyptian rule. His fanatics killed General Gordon, who was an adviser to the defenders of Khartoum.

    After his triumph, he died of typhus. A magnificent tomb was built for his remains. Herbert, Lord Kitchener, with the British army and Egyptian allies, defeated the Mahdi's successor. Kitchener's men destroyed the tomb. They desecrated the remains of the Mahdi. They threw the remains in the River Nile. His scull was sent to Cairo.

    A successor was quickly chosen. He was the "Khalifa". Abullah Ibn Mohammed. Born 1846 and died fighting the British 1899. The slaughter by American made machine guns of the fanatical dervish at Omdurman 1898, is legendary stuff.

    The tomb has been rebuilt and is a tourist attraction.

  • Police Locate Subject Of Unauthorized Entry At Moore HS

    10/01/2014 5:22:08 PM PDT · 20 of 31
    Peter Libra to kjam22
    It could be a war of nerves by the sociopathic ones. Persons will recall following 9/11, various groups of muslim airplane passengers in the USA. They changed seats and chanted prayers. Then some of these people sued the airline for the drastic measures taken.

    Up at the Great Lakes between the twin cities of Ontario and Northern Michigan, is a connecting bridge over the river. Arabic men took videos underneath the Canadian side of the bridge. Alerts all the way to the American customs officers. Nothing could be done, we were told. They were from Dearborn, Michigan.

    This was when the whole country was just aware of the attack on the Twin Towers.

  • Melissa Klein, Anti-Gay Baker, Cries At Values Voter Summit Over Business Closing

    09/29/2014 6:34:32 PM PDT · 38 of 48
    Peter Libra to Nachum
    This woman deserves our support and respect.

    From an older generation who could never quite accept open blatant homosexuality, I adopted a live and let live philosophy. It is easier that way.

    I would think that certain people like these two, will only breed fear. Fear that may turn to hate. Too bad there is not a support fund. I am good for a 100 dollars.

  • I do, I do, I do! Joyous George Clooney and Amul Alamuddin tie the knot in front of his Armada ....

    09/27/2014 5:42:21 PM PDT · 76 of 88
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops!

    I feel good about a marriage ceremony- any marriage ceremony. Between Man and Woman, of course.

  • I do, I do, I do! Joyous George Clooney and Amul Alamuddin tie the knot in front of his Armada ....

    09/27/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT · 75 of 88
    Peter Libra to Forward the Light Brigade
    Good luck to the couple!

    Yes, married for 53 years myself to my socialist spouse, bless her. It must be the Indian summer up in Great Lakes country just across from Michigan. Things are good in some parts of our world. Just glorious weather- people soaking it all up.

    Somehow feel very positive about a marriage ceremony- any marriage ceremony.

  • BREAKING: Muslims Shout “Praise Allah!” Surround OK Police Following Press Conference on Beheading

    09/26/2014 8:55:59 PM PDT · 149 of 160
    Peter Libra to RightGeek
    Your post #61.

    Lovely stuff! For the lads in the ranks it would be the stentorian voice.

    Steady in the ranks.
    Do not fire until told.
    Open fire.
    Fix bayonets.

    The only respect these chanting people have is for ruthless strength when it is applied against them. Time will tell.

  • FBI Identifies 'Jihadi John'

    09/26/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · 22 of 27
    Peter Libra to Adder
    Your post #17 appears to be on the money as to who the swine is.

    I had seen the guilty plea of his father Adel Abdul Bary in an American court. This 53 year old man fled his native Egypt and was given a death sentence in absentia. He got political asylum in England and a expensive house in West London. His gift to that country was to plot terrorism on American embassies abroad. His son was born there in 1990. What a beauty he turned out to be!

    The authorities began extradition proceedings 1998 for the father. Crazy, but he held them off for 14 years. Rights lawyers no doubt. Finally he was sent to the USA. The Egyptians want him dead. What a fool!

  • Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: If you’re still poor at 35, you deserve it!

    09/24/2014 9:42:42 AM PDT · 82 of 86
    Peter Libra to fso301; cynwoody
    Both posts to me appreciated and well taken by me.

    I will plead old age and recall the film I saw in hard scrabble England WW2.

    Citizen Kane

    Orson Welles did a masterful job on wealth and greed. Based on a Mr. Hearst, we are told.

  • Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: If you’re still poor at 35, you deserve it!

    09/23/2014 8:10:49 PM PDT · 23 of 86
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    The true test of what this gentleman says, is whether he is a truly happy human being.

    At this point in time, few people really know whether he is happy.

  • Police: Canadian woman arrested at JFK with guns, drugs in checked baggage

    09/23/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · 53 of 53
    Peter Libra to MomwithHope
    While all the cops were dealing with her, what else happened that was overlooked .

    A perceptive comment here. I somehow felt uneasy about the whole thing. Perhaps it was the look on the young woman's face. Sort of looked like a deer caught in the headlights. More to this than meets the eye.

    Although up here in Canada, my newspaper of choice is not the Toronto Star, I will keep an eye out. Give them their due, leftists though they are, they can still do a good story.

    PS. Levin rocks! (laughs).

  • Police: Canadian woman arrested at JFK with guns, drugs in checked baggage

    09/22/2014 3:57:53 PM PDT · 51 of 53
    Peter Libra to Bratch
    Your post much appreciated and I just wonder about how the young woman got to be in such a fix. I said to my wife, out of the blue, maybe she was a mule.

    I will follow the case carefully and see just how she got to where she is.

  • Police: Canadian woman arrested at JFK with guns, drugs in checked baggage

    09/22/2014 1:45:15 PM PDT · 48 of 53
    Peter Libra to ScottinVA
    Let me guess... al-amish, right?

    Toronto Star has her picture. She is a young woman of pleasing looks facially and would be described as being of African heritage.

    She sure needs a good lawyer.

  • Canadian government begins invalidating passports of citizens who have left to join extremist groups

    09/20/2014 9:43:13 PM PDT · 43 of 50
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Correction.
    Alizadeh gets 6 years off his 24 years, for 4 years custody awaiting trial.

  • Canadian government begins invalidating passports of citizens who have left to join extremist groups

    09/20/2014 9:23:10 PM PDT · 42 of 50
    Peter Libra to fanfan
    Well done Canadian authorities!

    In the meantime, Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh has pleaded guilty in Ottawa to terrorist activities. He is a Canadian citizen who had gained instruction in making an explosive apparatus to use against Canada. He received instruction on a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan. His apartment was found containing various items for explosive devices. He got 24 years prison time. His 6 years previous time in jail awaiting trial, gets him over 4 years off.

    He said he was sorry and wanted to be deprogrammed from his fanaticism

  • ‘I Will Not Settle'

    09/19/2014 2:01:22 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    Peter Libra to Kaslin
    A highly interesting post. I note that the future loyal American citizen by choice, got to Liverpool, England. This ties in with a documentary of a huge clearing agency there. It became flooded with refugees early in the last century. I take pride in the fact that so many got on their way to America.

    It is curious that the paths of our ancestors that were taken, have a direct influence over our own lives.

    Such are the fates!

  • In Scotland, 'Aye' Means No to England

    09/16/2014 10:13:18 AM PDT · 26 of 65
    Peter Libra to Kaslin
    Some very interesting reading and deserves thought.

    Prime Minister Cameron has just announced considerable increases in autonomy and payments for a "no vote". I did a little research and confess I am out of touch with my native country, England.

    Some Wikipedia work included here. After 292 years of direct rule from London over Scotland, they were granted a referendum. It took place in September 1997. The question was straight to the point. Should there be a Scottish Parliament?. Followed by Should there not be a Scottish Parliament?. There was an overwhelming vote for a Scottish Parliament.

    In 1999, an immense building plan took place in Edinburgh. A Spanish architect was commissioned. After five years and four months, the building was opened by the Queen. There were 106 Scottish members of parliament (MSPs) within and it has a 1000 staff. It was said to deal with domestic affairs.

    The bureaucracy there, seems no different than in many other countries. A look at the new parliament building using Wikipedia, is worth while. Post modern and one must take their own view. It cost 414 million pounds. An independent Scotland might be at the mercy of the bureaucrats, they might spend the money like there is no tomorrow.

  • The rise of Scotland the terrible

    09/13/2014 10:50:04 AM PDT · 50 of 63
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Whoops! My bad. Sorry.

  • The rise of Scotland the terrible

    09/13/2014 10:48:53 AM PDT · 49 of 63
    Peter Libra to Alberta's Child
    Your post brings to mind what we Canadians went through with the referendum vote. 1980 with a 106 word question, Quebec voted 59% to 40% to reject separation. In 1995 with a 43 word question the vote was 50% to 49% to again reject separation.

    I remember the jeers of the separatists saying that "Next time we will go". It seems to me that Canada was set up for a blatant threat. It then followed that billions of dollars were poured into Quebec by a Federal government. Government offices were moved from Ontario to Quebec. Our taxes are processed at a small city in Quebec, hometown of former Prime Minister Chretien. Thousands of civil service jobs created in Quebec.

    Separatists have laughed and jeered at the gullibility of Canadians. An urban legend does exist that the second vote was actually for separation. It was manipulated to give a razor thin margin against separation.

    Who knows?

  • The rise of Scotland the terrible

    09/13/2014 10:47:07 AM PDT · 48 of 63
    Peter Libra to Alberta's Child
    Your post brings to mind what we Canadians went through with the referendum vote. 1980 with a 106 word question, Quebec voted 59% to 40% to reject separation. In 1995 with a 43 word question the vote was 50% to 49% to again reject separation.

    I remember the jeers of the separatists saying that "Next time we will go". It seems to me that Canada was set up for a blatant threat. It then followed that billions of dollars were poured into Quebec by a Federal government. Government offices were moved from Ontario to Quebec. Our taxes are processed at a small city in Quebec, hometown of former Prime Minister Chretien. Thousands of civil service jobs created in Quebec.

    Separatists have laughed and jeered at the gullibility of Canadians. An urban legend does exist that the second vote was actually for separation. It was manipulated to give a razor thin margin against separation.

    Who knows?

  • We’re Coming to Get You

    09/04/2014 10:56:45 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Correction to my above post.

    Adel Abdul Bary had been already imprisoned in Eygpt and fled on release to the UK. His son born there in 1990.

    Subsequent investigations in Egypt found more evidence and he was sentenced to death in absentia 1995.

  • We’re Coming to Get You

    09/04/2014 10:36:42 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    Assuming "Jihadi John" is the man so identified as a resident of West London, his origin is of interest. One Adel Abdul Bary,aged 53 years is his father. He is an Egyptian national. He fled Egypt in 1995, after being charged with terrorism.

    He was sentenced to death in absentia. The UK gave him asylum. He lived well in a million pound house in West London. His son was born there. His reward to the UK, was to engage in plans for terrorism against a US embassy abroad. He gave them his son, a devil incarnate.

    His extradition to the USA was delayed with tax payers money for legal wrangling. It was 14 years before he was extradited to America in 2012. He awaits trial. Were he to be returned to his country of origin. Game over!

  • Tilbury Docks: Man dies after 35 found in container

    08/24/2014 8:03:53 PM PDT · 33 of 33
    Peter Libra to BenLurkin; Zeppo
    Computer has been down at my end for a week.

    Lorry (truck) drivers McLaughlin and Murphy both aged 34 years old were charged . This in the death of a Sikh man in the container. They were arraigned at Chelmsford, Essex and will appear in November at Basildon, Essex. Both from Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

  • Tilbury Docks: Man dies after 35 found in container

    08/17/2014 9:44:38 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    Peter Libra to BenLurkin
    Just in on Canadian television. Identification of persons in the container.

    Sikhs from Afghanistan.

  • Tilbury Docks: Man dies after 35 found in container

    08/16/2014 7:37:39 PM PDT · 26 of 33
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops! Should read

    Your post #23.

  • Tilbury Docks: Man dies after 35 found in container

    08/16/2014 7:34:30 PM PDT · 25 of 33
    Peter Libra to MD Expat in PA; BenLurkin
    Your post #123 of much interest to me. This is a FWIW observation on my part. The French authorities very cleverly decided on the system of a holding camp for "refugees". The Spanish, Australians, and Italians use this means of desperately trying to hold down illegal immigration. This you will probably know.

    The French built a huge holding camp at Sangatti, quite close to the Channel tunnel. Nudge nudge and wink wink; persons utterly fed up with confinement, get themselves on lorries (trucks) and the conveyances to England via, the tunnel. Now there is controversy as another great holding camp may be built at Calais. It is the nearest land point to England. England filled to the gills now, kind as my own people can be, it is a problem.

    In Canada, the lowest crime rate amongst immigrants is Austrian, German and Indian. What a mix! (laughs). I have found locally, an almost incredible desire to fit in and be polite to all, by people from India.

    I am aware of the long occupation by Britain over India..... that is another story.

  • Tilbury Docks: Man dies after 35 found in container

    08/16/2014 10:59:02 AM PDT · 9 of 33
    Peter Libra to Lurker
    A timely reminder of this work "The Camp of the Saints" by Jean Raspail. First edition Lafont SA 1973.I have my copy to hand, printed by The Social Contract Press of Petoskey, Michigan. I travelled the 90 miles to get it and enjoy their "Gas Light District".

    The author has been lambasted by the usual suspects prior to more recent events. He was called a racist and of utter "fantasy". The cover shows people in blankets on a shore with a rust bucket freighter off shore.

    Yet about fifteen years after the publication, a rust bucket German freighter anchored off Nova Scotia, Canada. The Pakistani passengers were almost to riot conditions in Germany. The Germans had them in a holding camp. Full room and board and waiting process.

    They paid money and were off loaded into life boats. The Captain sailed away. Just like the cover of my copy, they were given blankets. A Canadian news crew interviewed the spokesman for the group. The news man said that "surely you are not refugees," reasoning this, because Germany is not a violent country. The spokesman said they had just come from the Indian Ocean from India. He kept saying in a high pitched voice "Are you calling me a liar?"

    The newsman appeared intimidated. I still don't know what the 250 "refugees" finally did, probably stayed and complain about Canadians failing to adhere to THEIR cultural practices. (laughs).

    Up in Great Lakes country and nothing has hit here- yet! Local academic institutions absolutely euphoric about "overseas students" picking the city to study. Profiles in the local press. So it goes!

    A bit of a ramble, but I have not posted for five days.

  • Actor Robin Williams Dead at 63: Marin County Sheriff’s Office

    08/11/2014 8:06:19 PM PDT · 182 of 194
    Peter Libra to blondee123
    Your post #118.

    If you've never felt the emptiness & hopelessness of depression, consider yourself very fortunate.

    I like to relate the experience of the late Sir Winston Churchill. I am not sure what years he was referring to. Churchill referred to his depression as "black dog". For when he woke up in the morning he said "it was like a large black dog sitting on his chest".

    If there is anything some us can impart to deal with depression, it is in a good cause. No drugs for me, my generation never took 'em. Not that we youngsters were any better than any other generation, just that drugs did not generally exist. Talking about the 1940's and 1950's.

    I was proscribed Zoloft. The results scared the living daylights out of me. Got off them double quick. I just shake off the blahs on arising and get going. First to the coffee shop. Set myself tasks to be done. Walk my dog over at the park etc. Well, I should quit right here. Not to forget condolences to fans of the late Robin Williams. Loved "Mrs. Doubt fire".

    I should mention the death of old soldier of WW2. He was Charlie Payne, 89 years of age. He was the President's uncle. His sister was Madlyn Payne Dunham, the mother of Stanley Ann Dunham. He was in the opening up of a concentration camp, Ohrdruf in Germany. What he saw he never forget. He was quite successful in returning to civilian life.

    Excuse the ramble everyone!

  • The Nixon Resignation at 40

    08/07/2014 1:21:22 PM PDT · 17 of 24
    Peter Libra to ifinnegan; Kaslin
    Nixon was a Quaker, if I'm recalling correctly.

    Though from Canada via England, it could be said I did not "have a dog in the hunt". I was drawn to the drama of the Nixon demise. It seemed to me that the press were like hyenas and jackals. I shook my head and wondered what Dick Nixon really had done. I still wonder; though presumably in technical terms he did commit an offense. How easy for him to have turned away and gravely said "Do not mention this to me again, seek the proper counsel".

    I try to avoid Woodward and Bernstein when they appear on television, milking the past for all they are worth. Have they no shame?

    Nixon evoked his Quaker mother, whom he said was a saint. "If you hate those who hate you, then they have won." This on his resignation. For me, that is President Nixon's epitaph.

  • How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

    08/07/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · 22 of 23
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    Highly interesting to me.

    I was amused at the description "diddly bop" for an intercept operator. If you avoided the mostly shift work of intercept, then it was good for your health. Of course being a Marine could also be very hazardous, that I will concede.

    Cordially.

  • How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

    08/07/2014 12:08:36 PM PDT · 20 of 23
    Peter Libra to butterdezillion; 2ndDivisionVet
    Who is GCHQ? Under what guise is the regime doing this crap?

    Glad to see your posts up on FR. I was happy to see the run down on my old employer.

    Nothing much to boast of, but it was my hometown's chief employer circa 1951. At 19 years of age and out of the Royal Signals National Service, I needed a job. Pretty much routine stuff. They were observing commercial morse messages at high speed. They wanted to know who was delivering strategic materials to the Iron Curtain countries.

    The biggest laugh of all was that two Brooklyn American citizens lived right up the road from me. They posed as the Krogers, New Zealand nationals. The Russians controlled them and they spied on the GCHQ. House full of wireless equipment.

    Finally caught and outed as the Cohens. I always consider it cloak and dagger stuff. Spy vs Spy. (Who knows? Swapped after a few years in a British Prison. Their final punishment was really harsh. Had to spend the rest of their days in Moscow.

    I have never been to Brooklyn, but I can imagine how friendly and the nice restaurants and pubs are there. Cohens must have missed their old haunts.

  • EXCLUSIVE! MARY TYLER MOORE: THE END - INSIDE HER TRAGIC DEATHBED SCENE

    08/05/2014 7:18:06 PM PDT · 85 of 93
    Peter Libra to liberalh8ter; Maceman
    On the National Enquirers picture and article, you stated:

    She deserves better than that.

    I have hesitated to post on this thread, on a glorious summer evening in Great Lakes country. Well here goes. My wife is just a year younger than Mary Tyler Moore, I am older. First I must thank the posters for the excellent still shots of Mary. Our first impressions of North America were exactly these images on the old black and white T/V.

    One day the very (fill in the blank) persons behind National Enquirer will face their quietus. Sure, the First Amendment to the Constitution is one of the finest things created on God's green earth. Just temper it with empathy and decency and it works beautifully.

    This the National Enquirer does not do. Indeed it is just the opposite and one recalls the outing of Tiger Woods. His private indiscretions with another woman. I will now echo the biggest liberal coup during the McCarthy Hearings.

    Have you no shame Senator? Have you no shame?

    One could ask this of the National Enquirer. One day, each and every one of them will get theirs. Excuse this ramble everyone.

  • Former Archbishop of Canterbury: “Islam is reviving British values”

    08/04/2014 8:58:06 PM PDT · 38 of 45
    Peter Libra to BlatherNaut
    Feeding the crocodile, in the hope that it will eat you last.

    Roughly quoted and attributed to Winston Churchill.

  • Lights go out across Britain, 100 years on from WW1

    08/04/2014 8:06:27 PM PDT · 19 of 25
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Whoops! War years of 1939-1945.

  • Lights go out across Britain, 100 years on from WW1

    08/04/2014 8:05:04 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    Peter Libra to Tailgunner Joe
    Always liked the film "All Quiet On The Western Front" based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Lew Ayres had the lead.

    I have read over the verse and pause and once again to damn that war. I know of the raw deal that followed the armistice, for returning soldiers. Politicians had made many promises. Unemployment was rife in England. I do remember the many veterans of that awful war during the war years of 1930-1945. Naturally the talk was all about the "boys' serving at that time.

    As a child I remember how it seemed that nobody wanted to hear the stories of the "Old Contemptibles". The British Expeditionary Force to France. The Kaiser had been deliberately misquoted, to have people believe he meant Britain had a "contemptible little army". Of course, the propaganda against Germany in Britain was deliberate and a tactic.

    I remember the glances on the buses at the time on seeing certain older men who twitched and jerked. "Shell shock" was the whisper. I knew my maternal grandfather who was called up in 1916. He was in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He never claimed any heroics. Nobody would listen to him about that war, being all too engrossed in current events.

    How easily were those veterans forgotten, though that is my view.

  • Prayer request for onyx's husband [Updates: 729, 841, 893, 911, 1108, 1171, 1222, 1390, 1501, 1575]

    08/03/2014 9:27:34 AM PDT · 1,913 of 1,924
    Peter Libra to Jim Robinson

    A prayer for Onyx from up Canada way. I know by her previous posts she is a most thoughtful and caring person.

  • Poll: 69% of Americans think the border kids should stay if it’s not safe for them to return home

    07/29/2014 10:02:14 AM PDT · 13 of 40
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops!.Should read.

    To personally guarantee residence, medical care etc. for JUST ONE of these children.

  • Poll: 69% of Americans think the border kids should stay if it’s not safe for them to return home

    07/29/2014 9:56:56 AM PDT · 8 of 40
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    To personally guarantee residence, medical care etc. for these children.

    How many volunteers?

    Could it be claimed, that the number of kind souls would be considerably less than 69%?

  • Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed At The White House

    07/22/2014 7:47:09 PM PDT · 19 of 28
    Peter Libra to ilovesarah2012
    To cheapen and besmirch everything and anybody. To attempt to bring everyone to their own level. To attempt to destroy tradition and dignity. A standard that sets an example for the great unwashed to admire. Maybe live up to. This is their goal.

    Forgive the rant. I have Wiser's DeLux rye whisky in hand.