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Posts by Peter Libra

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  • Beyonce turns Super Bowl halftime into Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, Malcom X rallying cry

    02/08/2016 9:48:02 AM PST · 117 of 126
    Peter Libra to Steve_Seattle
    Even if darker than her, most if not all were relatively light-skinned. There were few if any "black" women in the show.

    I have interest in Ancestry.com and their commercials or finding one's roots. A man does a silly dance in leiderhosen and then finds he is Scottish. I would warrant that these ladies have over 40% European ancestry, some other mixes and about 40% black. Absolutely nothing wrong with that of course. The whiter they are the more they seem to blatantly claim blackness.

    The hypocrisy of it all!

  • Ted Cruz: Made in Canada

    02/03/2016 7:31:21 PM PST · 45 of 136
    Peter Libra to patlin
    I find it curious in that Winston Churchill was born in England of an English father and an American mother. She was the former Jenny Jerome of Long Island. In 1963 President John F. Kennedy granted honorary citizenship of the United States to Winston Churchill. Honorary citizenship is granted to"generally a non-United States Citizen" (re Wikipedia).

    I do not wish to muddy the waters so to speak. It does seem curious to give citizenship to someone who already is a "natural born citizen".

  • Sarah Palin Continues To Make Herself Look Silly And Irrelevant

    02/03/2016 6:12:41 PM PST · 63 of 91
    Peter Libra to HarleyLady27
    She's just fine, very out spoken and a good all around person and a very smart woman...

    Well said. One thing about Free Republic that I like, is that unlike leftist websites we are not in lockstep. I mean that while one risks getting flamed, we can agree to disagree.

    Having said that I will return to my nip of Wiser's Deluxe Canadian Rye whisky. It is so darn cold here in Ontario- just across from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  • Rising gun violence in Toronto: Is the weather to blame?

    02/02/2016 11:12:06 AM PST · 21 of 23
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops! My bad. Should read.

    and who did the killing.

  • Rising gun violence in Toronto: Is the weather to blame?

    02/02/2016 10:56:42 AM PST · 20 of 23
    Peter Libra to DBrow
    It would have been illuminating if the article discussed who was killed and who did he killing.

    Par for the course for Canadians like myself when the main stream media reports these things. The first order of the usual reports will quickly state the racial background - if white. When the racial background is studiously avoided, the chances are that the perpetrator is black. A high ranking police chief in Ontario was castigated as a "racist" for putting out demographics of criminal violence. He soon backed off.

    From what I have seen elsewhere, the victims were black. A black man is sought as the shooter. Desperate pleas for citizens who were taking videos are made. Toronto's extravaganza called "The Carribeana "occurs every year to much fanfare and apparent boosts to the economy.

    The downside of a large and collective "community" that spawns criminal activity is one that does not get much mention.

  • Adele Tells Trump He Can't Use Her Songs on Campaign Trail

    02/01/2016 6:51:55 PM PST · 96 of 105
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops! My bad.

    her potential fan base.....

  • Adele Tells Trump He Can't Use Her Songs on Campaign Trail

    02/01/2016 6:36:48 PM PST · 95 of 105
    Peter Libra to Drew68
    Adele doesn't want to alienate a large segment of her potential fan bas by making it appear as though she is endorsing a U.S. presidential candidate.

    I agree as an expatriate English lad living in Canada, with your observation. In addition to that, though not interfering in U.S. politics, I like the Donald. If the corrupt and nasty minded British press decided to destroy Adele professionally they could do this. Now they cannot lay a glove on her.

    Not to be discounted is the absolutely mindless hissy fits shown by the British media. This by the spectre of a President Trump. Coming close is the urbane and holier than thou put downs of Trump in the Canadian media. Drumming up their denigration of the Donald. Completely ignoring or just not knowing about the Constitution of the United States. That Constitution does have a system of checks and balances. I must concede that there is some difference of opinion regarding the incumbent in the White House and the implementation of the Constitution

  • English DNA one third Anglo-Saxon

    01/20/2016 9:31:27 AM PST · 39 of 54
    Peter Libra to dfwgator; AU72
    I had to smile at that frame of Prince Charles. Nobody is immune from a freeze frame picture. What is interesting is the direct lineage of this gentleman. The full title of the ruling monarchy in Gt. Britain at the start of WW1 was Saxe-Coburg Gotha. A direct line from Hanoverian Germany.

    The full weight of the propagandists from the British War Office, saw violence against people of German descent living in England. Even those born there. This after the carnage of the war in the trenches. The Royals then quickly adopted the name of The House of Windsor. They are directed descended from Germanic royalty. Prince Phillip, father of Charles is directly descended from Greek and Danish nobility. Name of Battenburg. He even has maternal lineage from the Romanovs who were assassinated by the Bolsheviks in 1917.

    Once again a bit of a ramble. FR sure gets the interest going!

  • English DNA one third Anglo-Saxon

    01/20/2016 8:42:00 AM PST · 24 of 54
    Peter Libra to ek_hornbeck; Shadow44
    An extremely interesting post to my own recollections., and for what it is worth. School time in WW2 England was my introduction to history. We were told of the fierce tribes from what is now Germany. The Angles, Saxons and Jutes were the invaders after the Roman legions left the land of the Brythons (Britons). They left to defend Rome from the barbarians, the Roman legions had invaded in 55BC. They ruled until about 410AD. The "Ancient Britons" started to take over their own land.

    Then came the Germanic people, about 80 years after the Romans departed. As warlike as they were, they could not subdue the people where Wales is today. They also had trouble to subdue the Britons where Cornwall is today. Then came the Norsemen. They even had their own small kingdom and at one time a Danish king- he was King Cnut. Finally the Norman conquest 1066 AD. Quite the mix. It is said that about a 1000 persons claim to be descended from the original Normans. Very hard to prove though.

    A bit of a ramble by me, but just had to put in a few items from all those years ago in history lessons.

  • Cruz: Trump may not be eligible under the birther theories he espouses

    01/15/2016 7:12:09 PM PST · 85 of 94
    Peter Libra to Isara

    Woodrow Wilson the 28th president had an American born father. His mother Jessie Woodrow was born in Carlisle, England. Some objections even then were raised as to the eligibility of Woodrow Wilson.

    It was then established that on February 10th 1855. Congress had passed an act of derivative citizenship. (10 stat.604 section e). This meant that on marriage to an American citizen, his mother was then a citizen. He was born after this marriage.

    Trump can breath easy.

  • Canadians Panic As Food Prices Soar On Collapsing Currency

    01/14/2016 6:46:34 PM PST · 148 of 149
    Peter Libra to xp38
    Don't Panic

    Good advice. My wife says she has not noticed a drastic rise in prices of groceries. She shopped yesterday as well, at the local supermarket. At the Northern Ontario -Michigan border, we do take a trip over the river to Michigan. Groceries very much cheaper there. Especially milk and eggs. Canada has a bureaucracy called the Milk Marketing Board and other boards. I cannot say to what purpose.

    A sudden drop in the Canadian dollar will prevent cross-border shopping. It has just dropped to 69.8 cents against the American dollar. Lowest since 2003. It has been about a comfortable 83 cents for some time. Now no more. The price of oil blamed- who knows?

  • Why don't black and white Americans live together?

    01/13/2016 7:17:46 PM PST · 79 of 135
    Peter Libra to MinorityRepublican
    From London Town myself, living in Canada for nearly sixty years, I smile at one surviving characteristic from over in England. It is a sanctimonious holy than thou attitude in talking about our American friends. I would like to see the writer visit the fascinating American city Chicago. I have and been there twice- loved it. Stayed at a place called Skokie and drove down to see the wonderful museum and art gallery.

    Yet, we were warned off stopping by a black gentleman who was a volunteer patrolman. He cautioned us from looking at our map as we pulled over. He directed us to Devon, a main throughway. I heard we could have been jolly well mugged on Jackson Blvd. I said to him "you are an ambassador". He said, "once a fireman, always a fireman".

    Common sense tells me that you go where you are comfortable. You live where you have good neighbours. You also feel more at ease if the majority of residents are of the same background as yourself. I like to see the author of that article prove his own likes and dislikes.

  • Video Shows Canadian PM Trudeau Praying With Muslims at Mosque

    01/12/2016 5:29:01 PM PST · 36 of 42
    Peter Libra to Angels27
    Our "President" has those tendencies too.

    Thank you for pointing out the similar traits in both personalities of these two men. Multiculturalism has been ingrained within our two societies. There follows a tendency to cater to anything, that is not the cultural and usual norms of our countries. These two men seem to have an almost juvenile mentality in playing these games.

    In Canadian politics it is the party that picks the leader, not the Canadian voter. Of course, by voting Liberal, the voters did pick Justin Trudeau indirectly. Only in his Quebec district/ riding did they have his name on the ballot. No where else in Canadian voting registers did his name appear.

    The popular vote was 39% Liberal, 31% Conservative, 19% NDP. Previously the Conservatives got a majority with roughly the same figures- 39% Conservative and 31% Liberal.

    A bit of a rant, for which I hope to be excused. We see the extravagant promises of Justin Trudeau/John McCallum re Syrian refugees being toned down. The conduct of some of the people in Europe must have put the fear of whatever into them.

  • By silencing white men, Canada can’t have an honest debate about equality, race and culture

    01/04/2016 7:26:57 PM PST · 18 of 22
    Peter Libra to x
    I would urge a careful reading of this article. There is no doubt that it could be termed patronising. It comes as an unpleasant reminder that in Canada political correctness brings this attitude.

    The sooner Canadians who are white, come to realise the drastic change taking place, the better. It is most uncomfortable to me, as an immigrant from England, to know Mr. Dosanjh is sorry for many of us. He does not mean any ill, but the indication of his train of thought is a wakeup call.

    Lastly I saw something that I would like to quote. "Multi culture means all cultures are equal..... except yours". This being the inner thought of many of the multiculturalists.

  • White House to hold state dinner for Canada's prime minister

    12/28/2015 9:30:29 PM PST · 30 of 31
    Peter Libra to fatnotlazy; Olog-hai
    Your comment on what was heard fairly close to the facts. Week in week out the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, chipped away at Stephen Harper. Added to that the newspapers of note got in their ten cents worth.

    Justin Trudeau cut a figure befitting a matinee idol. Now there was only an 8.1% vote that swung the election. Previously the Conservative won the majority with 39% and Liberals 31.8% NDP got 22%. Last time out in August the Liberals got 39% and Conservatives 31. It was a swing vote of 8.1% that counted. Such are vagaries of the parliamentary system.

    Justin Trudeau showed up at the airport to give out winter coats to the new arrivals from Syrian problems. He is able to milk photo ops to a fine art. It is an absolute love affair for a number of Canadians. Alas, Americans have seen it all before with their President.

    A bit of a rant here, but with the first snow coming in Ontario, I had to vent.

  • Trump, Rubio, Clinton or Cruz: Who would be best for Canada?

    12/26/2015 1:13:31 PM PST · 33 of 48
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    Who would be best for Canada?

    Er' Trump.

  • Trump, Rubio, Clinton or Cruz: Who would be best for Canada?

    12/26/2015 1:10:56 PM PST · 32 of 48
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    When the monolith that is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation which gets massive public funding there is an excuse. Throw in the Toronto Star et al and then CTV television, we have a form of Big Brother information wise. Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were warned. This when attaining power in 2008. He was urged not to try to have CBC "like" him.

    He did not cut back sharply on CBC. Viewing the CBC found this. Day after day, the quick, snide remarks usually whipped in at the end of a presentation continued. It was Harper did this, Harper did that ad nauseum. Also bringing in remarks like many Canadians disagree with his policies ." 31.8 Canadians voted for Harper's Conservatives last time out and Conservatives lost the 8.1% swing vote.

    PS. Nice job on that terrible day of 9/11. All American flights cancelled. All enrouted to Eastern Canada. Passengers welcomed into Canadian homes. Also Canadian soldiers have died alongside American servicemen in Afghanistan and other places.

  • Facebook Page Linked To Taliban and Al Qaeda Was Registered To Same Address As British Muslim...

    12/23/2015 6:30:21 PM PST · 17 of 21
    Peter Libra to 48th SPS Crusader; Steelfish
    Here is a clue. You can examine it all you want but we decide who enters our Country just as you decide who enters yours..........

    Exactly. There is even greater import to all of this, at least to my mind. It is just not a singular case, but the absolute insistence on doing it THEIR WAY. For me it is the belief that we in the West conform to THEM. Here is my reasoning.

    I live in Ontario just across the St. Mary's River from Chippewa County Michigan. Since 9/11 the border people on both sides even more meticulous. Ok, so many Canadians cross by vehicle. It is well known that if one is not squeaky clean and does not have one's papers in order, one is politely asked to turn back. Added to this, one has to be able to state why one wishes to visit the USA.

    I have never been turned back in 50 years. I know of no screams of outrage from Canadians if and when they have been turned back. What I am trying to say is that these other people think THEY should rule.

  • Syrian refugees being foisted on a remote Scottish island

    12/22/2015 10:29:26 AM PST · 43 of 45
    Peter Libra to the scotsman
    My post #28

    I had corrected my error in mixing the two dictators. Amin died in 2003. Mugabe and his wife Grace still rule- Zimbabwe dollar and all.

  • Syrian refugees being foisted on a remote Scottish island

    12/20/2015 8:36:24 PM PST · 32 of 45
    Peter Libra to dfwgator

    Whoops! Another slip up here. I looked up the definition of poignant and this does not describe the final ending of this movie. Poignant does not usually make one feel good, as does the ending to this movie.

  • Syrian refugees being foisted on a remote Scottish island

    12/20/2015 8:32:30 PM PST · 31 of 45
    Peter Libra to dfwgator
    And a great sound track from Mark Knopfler.

    Yes, it got the BAFTA award as I read. I would not spoil it by recounting the very ending. It just was the most poignant yet telling finale.

  • Syrian refugees being foisted on a remote Scottish island

    12/20/2015 8:08:02 PM PST · 28 of 45
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra; dp0622

    My post badly mistaken by similarity between two dictators.
    I believe it is Robert Mugabe who took over Rhodesia. He still thrives elsewhere.

  • Syrian refugees being foisted on a remote Scottish island

    12/20/2015 7:58:42 PM PST · 25 of 45
    Peter Libra to dp0622
    I saw a movie called, I think, "The Last King of Scotland"

    Yes, about Idi Amin who took over when the white people ceded power from the countries they called Rhodesia. Now Zimbabwe. He still lives and seems indestructible. The only real currency really trusted is American one dollar bills. Not the 40,000 Zimbabwe dollar bill.

    Your mention of a film sparked my memory on just the nicest little film about Scotland. It was called "Local Hero". Burt Lancaster starred. It was about a big oil company that wanted to buy a small Scottish coastal village. The idea was that the village would be changed for ever. One of those rare movies that made one feel good.

    Excuse my ramble.

  • Syrian refugees being foisted on a remote Scottish island

    12/20/2015 6:57:20 PM PST · 22 of 45
    Peter Libra to Calvinist_Dark_Lord
    In Scotland the rain disobeys the laws of Thermodynamics and remains a liquid at sub zero temperatures because it can better make people miserable that way.

    To which I can attest having worked as an intercept radio operator for GCHQ up in Sutherland, North East Scotland. A small village of 600 souls and me from London. They did distill the finest whisky though there and still do. 1952, only one bright summers day. A bit off topic here on my part, but I wonder if this is a tactic to persuade the "refugees" to foist themselves on not so Merry Olde England?

    Swedish authorities have had to deal with near riots when bussing the "refugees" to some tiny out of the way village. They refused to get off the bus. The same thing will be enacted in Canada with Justin Trudeau at the helm. He took off his coat and tie and handed a little girl "refugee" a nice winter coat. This on arrival in Canada. Heaven help the low income Canadian who desperately needs decent affordable housing.

  • Black Comedian’s #WhitesAgainstTrump Hashtag Trends Big Around GOP Debate:

    12/16/2015 9:47:07 PM PST · 16 of 21
    Peter Libra to Impala64ssa
    From up Canada way, knowing my manners I just hope to make an observation in general. I watched the Jimmy Kimmel show with Donald Trump as his guest tonight. I had had it dunned into me by the Canadian media and of course the American media, about Donald Trump. They had it he was some sort of kook or dangerous out of control demagogue. I did not buy it, but it did take it's toll.

    Donald Trump simply did an excellent job of presenting himself. He appeared laid back and articulate. The Libs may be sunk if more folks see this Donald Trump. (jmho).

  • 'Colossal effort' underway to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year's end

    12/16/2015 7:02:44 PM PST · 8 of 26
    Peter Libra to MinorityRepublican
    Dumb Canucks

    To say nothing of our great friends and neighbours many of whom voted for one Barack Hussein Obama. I would not call Americans dumb for this. Just misinformed by a corrupt news media- as are Canadians 39% who voted Liberal.

  • First planeload of Syrian refugees to land in Toronto this week

    12/09/2015 12:58:31 PM PST · 25 of 25
    Peter Libra to MarMema
    The yoopers won't be warm and friendly, I am betting.

    Absolutely. We had a case of Chinese people coming into Canada and illegally entering UP. (Michigan). Some Louse got a few thousand dollars off them and promised them entry. He got a boat on the Native reservation nine miles out of our city. He got them across about 300 yards to Sugar Island, Michigan. It is very rural and sparsely populated.

    The only way on foot to the mainland is at the ferry to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. There they were, four Chinese people trudging down a country road. Stuck out a mile on the ferry. Border people informed by local persons. Back to Canada for them.

    The Louse was not prosecuted in Canada. The authorities said he committed no crime. I would imagine the American authorities would like to talk to him.

  • First planeload of Syrian refugees to land in Toronto this week

    12/09/2015 10:52:40 AM PST · 16 of 25
    Peter Libra to justlittleoleme
    Going to need to build a GIGANTIC WALL with Canada as well...

    Yes I agree with this concept. I live just across the St. Mary's River from Michigan in Ontario. Woe betide anyone with any deceptive attempts at entry into Chippewa County. Trouble is the amount of river traffic between the two nations. Usually it is astute citizens on both sides who give the heads up to the border authorities.

    On another note as I see the local University all pumped up for a sponsorship of Syrians, we have our own housing problems. Large public housing projects have emerged. The wait time for affordable public housing is 3-5 years! Private decent accommodation is quite expensive.

    Yet accommodation will be found for "refugees". The average low income Canadian sometimes hard put for a decent abode here. 150 homeless accounted for. Yet the usual glad handers and greeters will be on hand for photo ops- for the big welcome. Anyone who carps like myself will be designated having certain phobias. (laughs)

  • Rush Limbaugh Show Live Thread - Wednesday, December 9,2015

    12/09/2015 10:22:44 AM PST · 33 of 57
    Peter Libra to rightwingintelligentsia; Biggirl
    Your link to the actual statement made by Donald Trump most telling against media spin. That they often leave out the virtual moratorium that it is, tells us much about them.

    Up Canada way we have had this in spades from CBC and CTV (monoliths). We have to deal with the new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He made a rash election promise to quickly allow 25,000 "refugees" before December. Then came St Bernardino. Trudeau quickly backtracked and then said only families, women and children would get first consideration. He was then praised for his "courage" in breaking an election promise. I don't know, but Trudeau might have seen the videos of violent "refugees" in Europe. Males of about 18-35 years of age.

    Donald Trump has attacked the filthy sewer that political correctness is. Others have been destroyed for just one off cuff statement. They were forced to grovel and near to tears by the media. The old Greek legend comes to mind. That of the cleaning of the Augean stables. Well done the Donald.

  • Revealed: How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII, fought alongside them against racist GIs

    12/06/2015 6:09:16 PM PST · 37 of 104
    Peter Libra to PotatoHeadMick; yarddog
    The Americans were perfectly free to ban slavery after independence,indeed it was not long after US independence that slavery and the slave trade was outlawed in the British Empire while it continued long after in the US.

    It is true that Britain certainly had a great deal to do with the slave trade. One of their immortal heroes was Sir John Hawkins, scourge of the Spanish. He was a slave trader. The pride of Hull, Yorkshire is that their representative was William Wilberforce. He gained the end of slavery by Britain.

    What is not said though, is that the industrial worker in Britain at one time, was a virtual slave. His/her health was a cruel disgrace. The credit for better things to come is usually given to the reformers. Our respective societies have come a long way. Pray to God we do not lose it.

    (Nice story about your daddy, yarddog). I lived close to a big US Army Base at South Ruislip. Middlesex.

  • Revealed: How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII, fought alongside them against racist GIs

    12/06/2015 5:36:34 PM PST · 18 of 104
    Peter Libra to PotatoHeadMick
    I remember the very start of the war. My father was a professional soldier at Aldershot. Later a Dunkirk veteran. Never forget the crowds at Buckingham Palace gates. "We want the King". This at war's end in Europe. Now to the chase.

    Beggers! who never saw the war and still carping about our American friends. I remember my old WW1 veteran grandfather and him bringing in a huge plate of scrambled eggs. Yes, reconstituted eggs, in a carton with two hands shaking each other. We all cheered. Eggs a luxury. This after an "all clear" had sounded. On the cuffs were the United States flag on one and the Union Jack on the other.

    I am proud of my own country for helping defeat Hitler. I do not kid myself, if America did not help with Lend Lease things would have been different. Once starvation set in there would have been riots and probably started by the British communists. They were already fomenting trouble.

    Those that never saw that war are the "experts". Few know how close Britain came to disaster.

    A rant by me. I do remember. Thanks America!

  • Canada Awaits a Pair of Impending Catastrophes

    12/03/2015 10:56:28 AM PST · 16 of 26
    Peter Libra to butlerweave
    If Trudeau screws up big time the Liberal Party will dump him and find New Leader (PM), unless they are all as Crazy as Trudeau is

    A few scant months ago your view would have been very lightly considered- if at all. To the surprise of some Canadians, things have taken a slight deviation with the MSM. It was thought that Prime Minister Trudeau was worshipped by the press- as is President Obama.

    Suddenly even the press swooped on Justin. He had campaigned with one of his promises. The nasty Conservatives, he said, were given freebies to the already rich. He said WE don't need these monies.

    Nearly thousand dollar a day is his ministerial salary. Oh oh! Two caregivers (nannies) for his two children. A modest hourly rate and even reduced for doing night shifts. Guess who pays for the caregivers? The tax payer. Somehow the press honed in on his pious condemnations of the Conservatives. Then charging the tax payer for his extra domestic help.

    Liberals well known for unethical cleverness in retaining power. Sadly this is all too true

  • Canada Awaits a Pair of Impending Catastrophes

    12/03/2015 10:33:08 AM PST · 12 of 26
    Peter Libra to Mr. K; SeekAndFind
    How in the hell did Trudeau come from out of no where with 3 months to g, and win the election?

    It is because of the British parliamentary system. What happens is a vote "first passed the post". This meant that the popular vote when tabulated, gave these figures.

    Liberals 39 percent.
    Conservatives 31.8 percent.
    NDP (socialist) 22 percent.
    Others 9 percent.

    In the previous election the Conservatives got the 39 percent and the Liberals the 31.8 percent. A Conservative majority. It is said by the pollsters that vital 8.1 percent changed the course of the election. Thus 60 percent of Canadians did not vote Trudeau's Liberals. The party poo bahs pick their leader, not the public. Unlike the US system where it is head to head for the individuals seeking the presidency.

  • FLASHBACK: Abu Hamza: '9/11 Made Everybody Happy'

    12/01/2015 4:17:24 PM PST · 17 of 18
    Peter Libra to TigerClaws
    FWIW. He was arrested in England. But this is from the FBI website:.

    He was admitted to England many years before he became well known. He was Imam of the Finsbury Mosque in London. He poured out so much hate, but the authorities dragged their feet. Queen Elizabeth herself was said to have questioned this fear of the authorities. He married twice and it cost the British taxpayers over the equivalent of 4 million US dollars to house him and his eight offspring. Added to that his lawyers fees fighting US extradition

    He went overseas and while making an IED it exploded. Blinded in one eye and losing a hand. I heard he had to have a male nurse to help him go to the toilet.

    From England I get an overseas pension for putting in seven years employment and conscript Army National Service. It is $130 Canadian per month.(Ain't complaining). I break out laughing at what people like Hamza are able to deke the system for.

  • Johnny Horton: The Battle of New Orleans

    11/29/2015 10:06:23 PM PST · 18 of 22
    Peter Libra to Rockpile
    Thanks for the information I am able to take the lyrics in good part. I visited the historic national park at Kings Mountain in South Carolina. The battle was in 1781, victory for America. A number of Kentucky militia were involved in that battle too. A British army drum is on display at the museum in Frankfort, Kentucky.

    I hope your ancestors survived the Battle of New Orleans, I know the actual casualties of the American defenders were minimal. The British lost over 2000 men killed, and taken prisoner.

  • Johnny Horton: The Battle of New Orleans

    11/29/2015 8:47:28 PM PST · 16 of 22
    Peter Libra to yarddog; Fai Mao
    Yes, the song about the British victory over the mighty German battleship went down well in England. I am able to retain a sense of humour at the song about the British defeat at New Orleans. The awful losses of the British compared with the defenders of New Orleans, could be the worst in the whole war.

    In actual fact Sir Edward Pakenham who was the British commander was wounded once. He demanded to lead his men again and was finally killed. The British withdrew. I understand that Johnny Horton then composed and sang the song about the defeat of the Bismarck. This to to make up for some inaccuracies historically that is.

    Ironically the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium was already signed in December 1814. New Orleans battle was in 1815. A little bit of humour here. The Americans say they won the war of 1812-1814. The Canadians say they won the war of 1812-1814. The British say it was a draw.

  • The Mayflower Compact

    11/26/2015 10:51:46 AM PST · 48 of 59
    Peter Libra to afraidfortherepublic; cotton1706
    It does annoy me how these New Englanders ignore the existence of the REAL first colony-Jamestowne.

    I do hesitate to sound off on the "First Colony" claims. Anyway being born in England I have been most interested. I went up to my attic and got my album out. I have visited the Jamestowne historical park area in 1960. I have a photograph of the recreated vessel- The Susan Constant. She looks perfectly made. The two others were "The Discovery" and the "God Speed".

    I got researching again and the Parks Service show a considerable and careful park exhibition of the past days. Well worth a visit. I know there were old disagreements about being first. One diplomatic statement was that the Plymouth settlement "was the first PERMANENT settlement". The Roanoke settlement in Virginia circa 1594 has a claim to being first. Few traces of this settlement were found later by the vessels sent out to supply the settlement. No one there. Virginia Dare was the first white female born there.

    I believe and stand corrected that Jamestown did not survive as a permanent colony. Disease devastated it. "The bloodie flux" is blamed for much of it. I would presume diarrhea. The listing of the 104 names and the mariners is available.

    A bit of a ramble here but got carried away by old memories of my first excursions into the USA.

  • Cataracts

    11/23/2015 12:42:34 PM PST · 33 of 43
    Peter Libra to Allen In Texas Hill Country

    I am referring to the coincidence of seeing things about cataract surgery here for the first time. I go tomorrow up in Ontario, Canada. Left eye only. The trials of driving into bright sunshine and then in the dark had me worried. Ok, I am 84 and love my Mini-Van. It is imperative for me to get the surgery. I go for a very searching review next year as an older driver.

    The die is cast and I will go through with it. I am near sighted. I have trouble reading now because of the cataract. I hope to be excused putting this question up and should really have got by mail to you.....

    My two day preparation with three small containers needs four drops per day from each. Then spread over four weeks still continuing with the drops. It has driven me scatty cos' I am a bad aimer. My wife reluctantly agreed to put the drops in. Just wondered about the preparation in the USA. Is this what has to be done?

  • Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks

    11/22/2015 1:03:00 PM PST · 98 of 107
    Peter Libra to Dilbert San Diego; Olog-hai
    I glanced a The FBI (Louisville Division) website. In 2009, two men from Iraq were given refugee status and settled in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

    In 2013 both were indicted with plotting to aid terrorists and other vile plans. This while enjoying the freedom of the USA. They were Mohnanad Hamadi and Waad Alwan, 25 years and 40 years old respectively. It was found that one of them actively made and planted IEDs overseas. Sentenced to life imprisonment and 40 years respectively.

    In my travels I explored part of Kentucky and remember the lovely peaceful countryside. I can only say "the damn stupid fools"- changing that for iron bars.

  • Refugees will face a cultural cliff in Canada — and Canadians will be tested too

    11/20/2015 9:06:16 AM PST · 9 of 12
    Peter Libra to A Formerly Proud Canadian
    I understand that the mat of welcome is generally being adhered to by many authorities in Canada. It is politically correct to do so. The media cannot but wait to smear anyone who has a few "druthers". Only one Canadian pundit did dare bring up the real problem. The word used was "logistics".

    The mayor of Vancouver BC has been on record of welcoming the new "refugees". The trials and tribulations of people there seeking decent affordable accommodations are loudly proclaimed. A very low vacancy rate, even if one is prepared to fork out $1.849 monthly exists. A student claimed he had to compete against 8 others for such a two room apartment. The prospective landlord grilled him in an adversarial manner. He searched for two months.

    The number of homeless in Vancouver is said to be by organized count- 2.600. The multi-cultural crew will be on hand for photo ops. Anyone finding some disruption will be called the usual names.

  • Sarah Palin says she had "crappy answer" to Katie Couric's "fair question"

    11/17/2015 10:46:23 AM PST · 23 of 41
    Peter Libra to 20yearsofinternet
    Of three days of the Couric-Palin interview, Couric and her producers culled about 18 minutes of excerpts. This to make Sarah look as bad as possible. (I hope to be excused for a little fun here). Now casting for the role of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's play.

    And fill me from crown to the top full of direst cruelty

    Your turn to speak the lines Ms. Couric.

  • Shunning refugees is no answer to terror

    11/16/2015 7:32:49 PM PST · 52 of 80
    Peter Libra to Southack; MinorityRepublican
    Then you...at least take in the elderly, crippled, women an orphaned young children.

    Very few are of that description .You make a very telling point here. The overwhelming number of young able bodied males surely should indicate something else is afoot. I have seen videos on a Canadian web site (SDA) of these men shouting in Arabic. The translations were of absolute contempt for western society. They claimed the west is "sterile" and they will re-populate it.

    How different are they from the 1950's when I came to Canada from England. There were real refugees who were very eager to fit in and enjoy freedom. They had the name of "displaced persons". Not always welcomed but they mostly integrated well.

  • Ten Reasons Why Islam Is Not a Religion of Peace

    11/14/2015 9:34:02 PM PST · 14 of 16
    Peter Libra to doug from upland
    In the mosques they have been preaching hate
    People awoke just a little too late
    All over Europe they've become a big threat
    It's not too late to stop them yet.

    Quoting one verse from your Werewolves in London. Following the wicked senseless attack on the London tube train and London bus about ten years ago. The murderers were Muslim youths from Bradford, Yorkshire. I smile sadly as I listen to the indecision of some of our politicians.

  • Mizzou Releases Photos Of Poop Swastika, Discloses Details Of Previously Unreported Racial Slurs

    11/13/2015 11:01:56 AM PST · 103 of 104
    Peter Libra to Bob434; a fool in paradise
    Both your posts well taken by me. I did some research and find the position of a swastika dictates which one it is. The one shown at the so called "poop" swastika incident is the Sanskrit Swastika. It is over 5000 years old from India. It also had four dots in the spaces. The translation of the name in English is the "svastika."

    The Nazi's stole the sign which means "good luck". They omitted the dots and turned the emblem at an angle.

  • Ben Carson responds to Donald Trump's 95-minute tirade

    11/13/2015 10:22:21 AM PST · 15 of 77
    Peter Libra to GIdget2004
    Listening and watching the aforesaid CNN from up Canada way.
    Noted one Ashley Banfield there an hour ago. I looked up the meaning of the words

    "Hissy Fit".

    CNN pretty nearly is having one.


    11/13/2015 9:00:04 AM PST · 21 of 31
    Peter Libra to Foundahardheadedwoman
    Originally the swastika was a good luck sign, least I read that somewhere.

    Yes, your memory is good here. I hope to be excused for one of my rambles.

    FWIW. I did some research on it. The origin of the swastika is from India. Jewelry shows the Sanskrit swastika well over thousands of years ago. The translation of it's name is "Svastika".It means good luck. The Nazi's stole the emblem and turned it at an angle. They omitted the four dots in the spaces of the old Swastika.

    The photographs supplied by police are made public. On close examination using "zoom" the feces smear was apparently placed on part of a scratched swastika. The positioning of the offending graffiti, was of the old style swastika - the lucky charm.

  • Mizzou Releases Photos Of Poop Swastika, Discloses Details Of Previously Unreported Racial Slurs

    11/12/2015 7:07:27 PM PST · 84 of 104
    Peter Libra to outpostinmass2
    I have carefully enlarged the third photograph and have to reverse my position stated in #80. It seems that someone scratched out a swastika which was done in a mistaken fashion. The real thing being at an angle.

    It seems, though arguable, that someone else then smeared feces in the centre. The rest of the swastika seems to be scratches and not feces.

    I note that various ancestral DNA researches claim being able to identify "Sub Saharan, Caucasian, Asian and Australasian". To much to hope that samples were taken I suppose. In any case, racism or no racism, such a person smearing feces would need counselling or expulsion.

  • Mizzou Releases Photos Of Poop Swastika, Discloses Details Of Previously Unreported Racial Slurs

    11/12/2015 5:22:38 PM PST · 81 of 104
    Peter Libra to Bob434
    Who's to say they didn't fake the photo by having someone do this AFTERWARDS?

    Could be the tactic used by the trouble makers. It is possibly just what their mindless reaction would be . Also the angle of the so- called swastika is wrong. Another thing is that there is an addition to the smear. Could be that more lines were also added after the fact of randomly smeared feces .

  • Mob Rule Demands in Higher Education

    11/12/2015 9:08:19 AM PST · 8 of 8
    Peter Libra to rktman; Sean_Anthony
    Many years ago I remember fairly prominent African-American on the television holding forth on the college football scene. He quote the immense attendance figures for college football. He then proposed a trust fund for college athletes.

    He then spoke of his experience regarding these young men of college football fame. While in college they were absolutely privileged. Their graduation work made easy by "dummy courses" (not his actual words). He said only a very few would make the NFL. He remembered former college football players who were black, this after graduating. Some were absolutely unemployable. They drifted back to the campus, where once they had everything. He said that campus police had to remove them.

    I Googled trust fund etc. and found certain organizations trying to get a trust fund going. Athletes making hundreds of thousands for the universities and then ending up on the bread line.

  • 'Extremists with British accents' heard celebrating after Russian plane crash which killed 224

    11/08/2015 9:57:39 AM PST · 17 of 22
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Correction. My bad.

    There are ALL KINDS of "British accents".