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  • 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.

  • Why Didn't Anyone Kill Hitler?

    07/20/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · 83 of 99
    Peter Libra to x1stcav; WXRGina
    Mao, Stalin, Hitler. Leftists all.

    Fwiw.

    NationalSozialistDeutsheArbeiterPartei
    National Socialist German Workers Party

    Abbreviation. NAZI

    Curious how the left easily float the smear of "Nazi" and "Fascist". This on anyone who offers a dissenting view. Especially one that flies in their face . This is their special weapon.

    As for Adolf Hitler, he nearly got killed in WW1 as a dispatch runner. The German police fired on him and his comrades in the 1920's, as they marched on the government. 23 were killed. Hitler survived and was sentenced to five years in prison. He was let out after one year and the rest is history.

    During WW2, we were cheerfully told that all the German people supported Hitler. The rotten communists in England demanded atrocities to be visited on Germany at the end of the war.

    Fortunately wiser heads prevailed.

  • Pope: Kids Crossing US Border Illegally Should Be ‘Welcomed’

    07/15/2014 3:08:43 PM PDT · 74 of 105
    Peter Libra to nathanbedford; 2ndDivisionVet
    Italy is not known for its benevolence in the reception it accords these Mediterranean boat people.

    I have followed the events on the Island of Lampedusa. You will likely know of this. How lucky some countries are with their geographical location. The would be "asylum seekers" are put on this island and there are fences to hold them in. So angered are some of those so awaiting a decision, they have broken fences and rioted. The, no doubt harmless and innocent islanders, have had their lives changed. Women dare not walk alone after dark. Houses have been entered.

    Still, the very fact of being stuck in a compound probably reduces the numbers. Those who would come with expectations of immediate good living- for free.

    The Italians are certainly nobody's fools in this matter.

  • The Foul Tornado: On the centenary of World War I (Outstanding Read)

    07/14/2014 6:31:37 PM PDT · 32 of 44
    Peter Libra to Eric in the Ozarks
    I used to walk through this peaceful silent city and wonder what sort of man he was, his life cut so short.

    You may have this information but there is a very fine and detailed record of Walter in Ancestry.com

    Somehow I was intrigued and checked it out. There he was in various census. Born Eagle Creek, Scott, Minnesota - the 1910 census tells us of his parents. Jacob 59 yrs. and Kate 47 yrs. A farmer with his own farm. Kate born in Canada and Jacob born in Illinois. Both their fathers ironically were born in Germany.

    Walter is 17 yrs. and has five siblings all younger. His letter written as a soldier while training in Texas is shown. Also a photograph in his uniform. The telegram telling of his remains being returned is shown. A bit of a ramble on my part, but thought it might interest posters on this thread.

  • The Foul Tornado: On the centenary of World War I (Outstanding Read)

    07/14/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT · 31 of 44
    Peter Libra to conservatism_IS_compassion
    Thank you for this post.

    My paternal grandfather enlisted early in 1915. He spent most of the war as a prisoner of war. His regiment was the famous "Buffs". The Germans were being slowly starved themselves by the blockade and thus prisoners suffered. He died when I was only four years old and I never knew him. He never really recovered, nor did his country enable him to ever work steadily afterward.

  • Eric Holder Blasts Sarah Palin, Says Some Obama Critics Are Racists

    07/13/2014 7:22:06 PM PDT · 58 of 59
    Peter Libra to Eleutheria5

    I still like Sarah best!

  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/11/2014 7:48:16 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    Peter Libra to B4Ranch
    Quite the eye opener and thanks for the post.

    We will all hang together, or assuredly we will all hang apart.


    Benjamin Franklin.

  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/11/2014 7:44:56 PM PDT · 19 of 22
    Peter Libra to robowombat
    Coming soon to the US.

    I do not doubt that this menace of political correctness, which has sunk fear into honest men is a looming possibility. I will quote William Pitt, Earl of Chatham who opposed the attack of America. This invasion was at the behest of George 111, born of German parents and descended from the German monarchs.

    William Pitt the Elder to the Parliament, circa 1777.

    You cannot, I venture to say it, you cannot conquer America. If foreign troops landed in my country I would never lay down my arms, never, never, never.

    He was referring to the mercenaries from Germany called the Hessians who supported British troops. What I am trying to say, is that quoting Edmund Burke :

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

    Surely these politically correct (expletive) manipulative swines can be cut off at the pass, so to speak.

  • US Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag

    07/11/2014 12:35:40 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    Peter Libra to Randall_S
    A shame of course. What I would like to know is this. What are the actual percentages of Americans or Canadians, for that matter who truly support showing blatant homosexual icons? I know that in certain polls, the respondent may not like to be seen in a negative light. This means they do not answer truthfully.

    Our City Council up in Northern Ontario refused to fly the homosexual colours over City Hall. This during the Toronto "Gay Pride" world parades. We got away with it, maybe no one noticed. Yesterday, the sometimes errant Mayor of Toronto got in their face again. There was a call to order at the City Council meeting. Councillors were exhorted to stand up and give a standing ovation to congratulate the "World Pride" organizers. Up they all got, like good little boys and girls.

    Except Mayor Rob Ford.

    A great hissy fit was then had by all.

  • Another town bans detention of illegal unaccompanied minors, CNN anchor nearly loses her mind

    07/10/2014 11:42:03 AM PDT · 30 of 71
    Peter Libra to polymuser
    She's Canadian, eh.

    Is Canada taking some of these very needy children?

    Banfield, yes is Canadian and born in cold Winnipeg, Manitoba 1967. She became an American citizen in 2008. Ah well..... Canadians did give another Winnipeg lady to the United States and they loved her. Deanna Durbin, actress of the 1940's. Lovely graceful person.

    I remember the debacle about 20 years ago on the shores of Nova Scotia. The cunning German sea captain, got an old rust bucket and whitewashed the hold. He packed about 124 Pakistanis who were penned up in a holding area in Germany. The Germans were not about to let them in.

    He took his currency and off loaded them in lifeboats and took off. The Canadian television people pointed out that they were not refugees, because German is minority friendly. The arrogant spokesman for the group said the ship had come from the Indian ocean. "Are calling me a liar"? he kept saying.

    I never did find out what happened to them. I did buy a copy of "Camp of the Saints" later. And the author was accused of fantasy and racism.

  • David Cameron: UK Parliament is Too White

    07/07/2014 6:59:40 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    Peter Libra to Perdogg; Berlin_Freeper
    when is he stepping aside for a person of colour?

    I have viewed the ranting of an Imam in England. Quoth he "One day the black flag of Islam will fly over Buckingham Palace." Now there is the very Prime Minister David Cameron talking this politically correct kow tow. Not for him the exploits in the field of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The sending of 9000 fanatical Dervish to their doom at Omdurman in the Sudan. Churchill was there.

    If the black flag of Islam should fly over Buckingham Palace in Cameron's life time, he will survive. Chief of staff of those cleaning the parliamentary toilets.

    Just damn!

  • New York Newsday's Lane Filler: We should let immigrant kids in

    07/05/2014 11:50:42 AM PDT · 25 of 41
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    I am aware of the long and sometimes desperate struggle with the bureaucracy both in Canada and the United States. This by established naturalized citizens to bring over relatives whom they totally will support. Credit to the authorities if they do not wish a burden on the native taxpaying population. Does seem a bit hard though.

    One take on it, to deal with the lighter side, is that which was stated by Rush Limbaugh. Mr. Limbaugh quoted sweet Nancy Pelosi, a highly placed person. Mrs. Pelosi, on seeing some of the young children said " I could take some of them home". This being a sort of warm and caring statement often made elsewhere.

    Mr Limbaugh then said:

    "Then why doesn't she? " and he repeated this. Not that easy for Mrs. Pelosi, I would think.

  • Michelle Obama In Hot Water Over Racial Slur

    06/27/2014 10:03:35 AM PDT · 60 of 61
    Peter Libra to Republican Wildcat
    Your clip much appreciated here. I watched it with my liberal/socialist spouse (bless her). Absolutely hilarious. The real Romany in England were very contemptuous of outsiders and used the epithet "Gorgio" to describe those of the general population.

    If ever anyone was prejudiced and I suppose bigoted, it was George Henry Borrow's Romany. Today, having been "protected" by the politically correct, by being called "travellers" they are thus lumped in with others. People who live off the taxpayer and plague neighbourhoods. Fortunately the record keeping by census since 1841 every ten years, identifies imposters claiming Gypsy heritage.

  • Michelle Obama In Hot Water Over Racial Slur

    06/26/2014 9:05:00 PM PDT · 36 of 61
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet; kingattax
    After everything she's done, this is what she's in "hot water" for?

    I am most encouraged that, while there is disquiet some persons have over the First Lady, she has her defenders here. The biggest laugh about the term Gypsies is from England. The politically correct brigade,decided the word was insulting. They instituted the word "travellers" to designate parasitical wanderers who camped on public parks. The actual Romany descendants objected to the designation "traveller" applied to them.

    The joker was that only 5000 to 7000 real Romany exist in England today. The other 90,000 are persons in caravans and campers who never work. They settle on nice parks and leave filth and debris and move on. They get funds from the government, as do the indigent in the city.

    The old traditional Gypsies of George Henry Borrow's biographies, like the name Gypsy. They would prefer Romany though.

  • Rachel Jeantel: “I’m still standing.”

    06/24/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT · 48 of 49
    Peter Libra to Popman
    Your post #11.

    Grandfather of three here, I note your comments and took the liberty of accessing your "about".

    Yes, being a Grandad does make one inclined to look kindly on certain young people and I am sincere here. Life can be very hard and challenging for those that do not have a lot of control.

    Others may have to excuse the ramble of mine (chuckle).

  • A largely Indian victory in World War II, mostly forgotten in India

    06/23/2014 8:28:09 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    Peter Libra to cold start
    Thank you indeed for this post. I immediately went to my store of books and pulled out this one.

    Straight On For Tokio.
    Lieutenant-Colonel O.G.W. White, DSO.
    Gale & Polden Ltd. Aldershot 1948.

    It was about my Dad's old regiment, 2nd Battalion Dorsets. The old 54th of foot. They fought a rearguard action to help get men off to safety at Dunkirk. It was with their Indian comrades that they dueled it out with the Japanese at Kohima.

    I always remember in WW2 there was disappointment by the troops. This was at the news coverage about the 14th Army in Burma. The tremendous excitement at the defeat of Germany seemed to overshadow the gallant men of the British Army. The Dorsets took their heaviest loss at Kohima.

    Your enemy was in your face in those days. Today, soldiers are faced with a different type of warfare. They too, will be written about with pride in future years.

  • WorldPride kicks off in Toronto

    06/22/2014 11:08:37 AM PDT · 15 of 17
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops! my error. I had meant to state

    I wonder why in the name of heaven, do these pride persons not just get on with what they are now allowed to do?

  • WorldPride kicks off in Toronto

    06/22/2014 10:01:26 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    Peter Libra to JudyinCanada; rickmichaels
    Your point well taken by me. Although I have to say that they must have lots of "bread" to spend ten days in Toronto. Unless they can stay for free.

    In the meantime a battery of publicity on Canadian Television, including cries about persecution. A mans voice rasped about the "Neo-Nazis" in Sweden. A figure was given about these pride persons numbering two and a half million being abused in the world. For one second, I thought the voice claimed in billions- could not be though.

    Thank heavens this all has a shelf life. Toronto and it's subservience to the safe and politically correct,can get on with the delights of summer. I simply wonder why in the name of heaven, do these pride persons just get on with what they are now allowed to do?

    Something radically wrong with the militants, I fear.

  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/21/2014 7:45:10 PM PDT · 121 of 149
    Peter Libra to re_tail20
    FWIW.

    I now wished I had not done my homework and stumbled on this book.

    Deliverance Day. The Last Hours at Dachau.
    Michael Selzer.
    Lippincott. 1978.

    It could even be said that Breyer was lucky to have been at Auschwitz and not Dachau. For there the homicidal SS quickly decamped at the approaching advance of the Americans. 152 regular German soldiers in a barracks close by, were quickly pressed into service as camp guards. I will not dwell on the rest.

    I can only quote the immortal bard.

    Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.
    Robert Burns.

  • WorldPride kicks off in Toronto

    06/20/2014 8:02:56 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    Peter Libra to JudyinCanada; lightman
    I wonder what some of these people do for a living, what is their gainful employment? Perhaps money "grows on trees" and times are different. In my emigration to Canada in 1955, I found myself in Toronto after a spell in Nova Scotia in 1956.

    Friendly city, but if you did not have a job you were really up the proverbial creek. I saw the down side of Toronto up close. My bet is that most of them do not hold down a steady job. I stand corrected though if not the case.

  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/19/2014 9:29:44 PM PDT · 118 of 149
    Peter Libra to Albion Wilde
    Thanks for the comment!

    Come to think of it, I was an 18 year old conscript in National Service 1950. I became quickly acquainted with the Non Commissioned Officer of the British variety. A very few were socio-paths, detested and feared. One could not even move a muscle on one's face in those days. A charge of dumb insubordination could be levelled.

    The name behind that type of bully's back was pronounced "Basstud", with a hiss on the first four letters. The only thing that kept them from absolute abuse was the KRRS- Kings Rules and Regulations.

    There was nothing to be done but to "grin and bear it". To even whine was to invite reprisals. God help the poor conscript that one of these men had it in for. Perhaps this explains my views and it might be subconscious.

    Ok, enough of a sort of vanity here. I beg the mods indulgence. My Dad was a Dunkirk veteran and got the DCM in an action against the Panzers in Belgium 1940.

  • US Republic now gone—Fully replaced by Dictatorship

    06/19/2014 10:45:56 AM PDT · 24 of 41
    Peter Libra to skinkinthegrass
    Sher Zieve is an attractive American lady. There are a number of Americans who contribute to Canada Free Press. People are quite right however in that persons such as Sher have to watch their step. I notice that a blog called "Right Wing Watch" studies her output. Canada Free Press is under a watch of the usual suspects in Canada. Some nasty things said about Judi Mcleod.

    We all have to be a little careful methinks! (chuckle).

  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/19/2014 9:52:42 AM PDT · 108 of 149
    Peter Libra to Mastador1
    Your post #41.

    .....how about have we gotten all the Japanese prison guards.....

    I did not have the information in detail on a hitherto generally ignored horror story. I did my homework.

    Crimes of War
    Sheldon H. Harris.

    I did remember reading about a chief perpetrator of these horrible war crimes. He was the head of a major pharmaceutical company I take the liberty of roughly quoting Mr Harris. 27% of POW died in their camps. The "evil" German POW camps saw 4% dying of allied prisoners. Horrible experiments were carried out on American prisoners by Japanese doctors. This resulted in agony and often death.

    Quoting Mr Harris on the perpetrators. "..... and many enjoyed distinguished careers in post war Japan". I had read that the chief figure in this camp of horrors, ended up as the head of a pharmaceutical company in Japan.

    No damn justice.

  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/18/2014 8:48:56 PM PDT · 87 of 149
    Peter Libra to HiTech RedNeck
    Your comment of the German people and Hitler.

    The country at large did not know he was regularly blowing his top by this time.

    There were propaganda films and I have seen them. The Nazi films showed fairly reasonable conditions and even had concerts within the camps. Some say that terrible things then happened, because of the war going against Germany. Of course the idea putting people into camps was a horrible thing. Of course, the propaganda war was one which was considered essential to Britain's war effort. Orwell himself was perturbed as a part of it. He salved his conscience by saying one had to do it, to defeat Hitler.

    We, in England were told that all Germans supported the war and they were going to get what they deserved. Thank God, that at the end of the war, America decreed that the guilty would be punished, the innocent to be allowed human decency.

    That is another story.

  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/18/2014 8:24:57 PM PDT · 78 of 149
    Peter Libra to wideawake
    SS concentration camp guards were not conscripts. I find this may be a moot point. Initially if an individual was impressed into service, I would call him a conscript. Your point seems to be that once given a choice, the individual had a choice.

    That choice could be serving in the Army on active service or (it is said) a concentration camp guard. At first the propaganda of the authorities was that these camps were a work camp. This was to allay suspicions. This by the unfortunate people who were then sent to these camps. Of course, once the system was in place, we in England became aware of the atrocities. I saw the films in 1944.

    I offer that a 19 year old could not have known of the horror within. By then it was too late. My problem is of knowing just how many of any population would dare to go in the face of psychopaths. If those thugs could destroy them. Not too many, I fear.

    Of course most present day Germans would have stood up to the Gestapo. (s)

  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/18/2014 8:03:00 PM PDT · 65 of 149
    Peter Libra to wideawake
    I wasn't giving you orders (though you clearly are a fan of SS men who "just followed" them) but -advice that it is also my First Amendment right to offer.

    I will concede your point and it is well taken here. I will certainly have to do some research on the plight of teen- age conscripts in war. What bothers me is the actual experience of a human being. The utter hypocrisy of present day Germany fools most people. They do so grovel to prove how anti-Nazi they are.

    I will end by the observation that whole populations may be paralyzed by some wicked authority. Not so America of the Founding Fathers. We will see just how far authority can go in America today. Just how many patriots will arise, if and when authority persecutes a segment of society.

    Excuse the rant.

  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/18/2014 7:33:35 PM PDT · 44 of 149
    Peter Libra to wideawake
    When you know nothing about a topic, you should probably keep your mouth shut.

    Lovely stuff. I am all for the free wheeling discussions on FR. There is such a thing as the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. How I do envy America. Yep, free to tell me to keep my mouth shut, love it!

    Of course, I myself have experienced how many brave souls intervene against any brutality. Very few. See some thugs beating up on someone and then see how many intervene. How many dared stand against the unspeakable brutality in those camps?

    Oh, and by the way the old Luftwaffe nearly shut my mouth in 1941. Pity. ( please excuse, I have Smirnoff to hand, on a delightful summer evening.)

  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/18/2014 7:10:08 PM PDT · 27 of 149
    Peter Libra to madison10

    I wonder what the average Joe in any country would have said to the psychopathic Gestapo in 1940? This when he was a 19 year old and told to become a guard.
    Ah yes, got a machine gun and slaughtered the bloody lot, I suppose.

  • The 'Transgender Tipping Point' to Censorship

    06/13/2014 9:26:55 PM PDT · 25 of 62
    Peter Libra to Kaslin
    I happened to glance on an article sympathetic to the "plight" of transgender persons. The old horror prefix with which they have damned anyone who dares question, is used.

    Transphobia

    One wonders why these people do not just stay quiet and get on with their lives?.

  • Casey Kasem's Wife Wins Court Order to Restore His Feeding and Fluids as He Clings to Life

    06/10/2014 10:17:02 AM PDT · 30 of 80
    Peter Libra to jacquej
    But, I know you all mean well.

    Yes,I completely agree. I hope to be excused on this thread for a bit of a ramble. It was only yesterday that I glanced at the local paper up in Ontario, Canada. I just sloughed off a column titled.

    Make end-of-life decisions while you still can

    I take the liberty of quoting a paragraph. "But unconscious patients, or those with Alzheimer's or dementia, can present difficult issues for families and health care providers with regard to consent to medical treatment". Much detail is provided about the ramifications of complicated legal actions and so on. This of course, must be of great stress to all concerned. Not to speak of the legal costs. A specific case was also written about in depth. (Alan Shanoff. The Sault Star (Sault Ste Marie).

    Ok. Your post had me hike out the section from the recycle box. I have read it over as it deserves to be read. I am 82 years old and my wife is 76 years. We both seem to be "with it" except for some memory lapses. I admire your compassion and careful thought. I understand also anyone that will rebut your decision.

    I looked across at my wife and informed her of what we must do. We HAVE to talk, I said. Thanks to what you have posted.

  • Bundy's son: (Las Vegas) Cop killers kicked off ranch

    06/09/2014 9:08:19 PM PDT · 34 of 41
    Peter Libra to xzins
    My spouse happened to have the Anderson Cooper show on. I usually tune this kind of offering out. I did see the byline, which drew the Cliven Bundy Ranch into the senseless tragedy. His guest was one Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center. I noticed another guest with an intensely pained look on his face.

    Classic liberal smear in action here. Guilt by association. They do not miss a chance. On and on they went drawing a picture of the extreme right and it's menace.

    I would like to see Potok and Cooper stroll unannounced in Chicago. This down Jackson on the South Side of Chicago at night. They might get a surprise.

  • Working to free all Guantanamo prisoners’ tweet from account of released soldier’s father deleted

    06/01/2014 12:57:27 PM PDT · 36 of 43
    Peter Libra to Mrs. Frogjerk
    Um, what the hell is going on here? I smell something really bad.

    I will concede that as yet I cannot state categorically, that there seems to be a news black out. I have watched both Canadian and American networks. Certainly they are imbued with the human drama of it all and the persons concerned. Nothing wrong with getting the initial story out. They have done this with the Presidential statement and interviews with the man's family.

    I notice one important item which is repeated; in that the Republicans are asking questions. This on the wisdom of giving up these homicidal men, thus setting a pattern. So far so good. I stand corrected, but nothing about the circumstances of this unfortunate man's capture. If I am right, then evidence exists of a mass self censorship carried on by the MSM.

    Very disturbing indeed.

  • Sudanese woman sentenced to die for Christian faith to be freed, report says

    05/31/2014 7:04:12 PM PDT · 30 of 35
    Peter Libra to Conservative Vet; Kaslin
    Your statement.

    It appears that she is being freed because of the UK Foreign Office applying pressure on the Sudan.

    Splendid news! Out of politeness I will not comment on the White House here. I can only hope some decent soul, did some fast work on this woman's behalf Stateside. Who knows? What I would like to comment on, is the name Omdurman. Scene of the British/Egyptian forces victory over the Sudanese Arabic forces in 1898. Churchill was there riding in the Cavalry. Possibly one of the last battles in which the forces of Islam took the field. Although they did fight in WW1 in the Middle East and were defeated by Lord Allenby's forces.

    This seems to be another victory. One for diplomacy.

  • Supreme Court Says Mich. Can't Block Indian Casino

    05/27/2014 10:11:00 AM PDT · 26 of 61
    Peter Libra to ModelBreaker; BuckeyeTexan
    I do hesitate to hold forth in this matter from up Canada way. We are only 15 miles from the Bay Mills complex in Michigan. I am aware of the well stated pros and cons in this affair.

    Perhaps a little humour will do here to get my observation across. My liberal spouse is the "bus lady" in the Seniors monthly bus trip to Bay Mills Casino from Canada. She broke in with a very English voice, that it is the "bus hostess". All seniors treated like royalty in Michigan (well, almost).

    There is a fairly large Medical Centre there and is open to all. Of course patients would have to have requisite insurance or the good old greenbacks of course. They have an educational facility for young natives also. There is a golf course. Hundreds of non-natives have jobs there within those facilities.

    Not interfering, but a very creditable job has been done overall.

  • WHO IS A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?

    05/25/2014 8:09:27 PM PDT · 40 of 98
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    An extremely informative and valuable post. Were it not for Free Republic I would not have been able to peruse it. Now I am from up Canada way. Being from the country that screwed things up with the American Colonies, I am taking a chance here.

    My interest is in the beliefs of the Framers of the Constitution of the United States. I have a belief that the practices of certain things of my native country England were taken into account. There was a horror and revulsion on the methods of execution of criminals in England. "No cruel and unusual punishment" I believe was the edict on sentencing criminals.

    Kings of England as follows.
    George Ist. Born Hanover. Germany.
    George 11. Born Hanover. Germany.
    George 111. Born England.

    All three men had wives born in Germany, I believe.

    I have observed the attitude of the now President of the United States. I would mention that his father was a British Subject of East Africa, later of the Republic of Kenya. His step father was a subject of Indonesia.

    The Framers of the Constitution were not amenable to outside influences on any future President. They had good reason.

  • Norman Rockwell’s Art, Once Sniffed At, Is Becoming Prized

    05/23/2014 7:19:40 PM PDT · 40 of 101
    Peter Libra to LegendHasIt; windcliff
    Heck,it was the main reason my parents, (and grandparents for that matter) subscribed to The Saturday Evening Post for decades..

    I have already held forth on the subject, but I cannot resist adding to this. I was a mere lad in 1948 in England. They sold textiles and I delivered them with a cockney van driver. The secretary had the Saturday Evening Post delivered to him. There we were, still on rationing. I was allowed the reading of the magazine.

    Wot a bloomin' paradise over there! A wonderland no less. Ok, sure it was not simply perfect as Rockwell painted it, but we wondered why, having "won the war" we still had hard scrabble.

    I have rambled on too long but..... I have come to this conclusion. The damn fools had bought ideas that this America was wrong. They were corrupted by elite thinkers and others that the America of Rockwell had to be changed.

    They should have gone to some third world country and tried to find out why persons risked death. Risked death or privation to come to American and sample Rockwell's cosy little cafes, the town hall meetings, the high school graduations and baseball.

    What a rant. I have Wiser's Deluxe in hand.

  • Terry Crews says people should forgive Donald Sterling

    05/21/2014 8:25:25 PM PDT · 23 of 23
    Peter Libra to Impala64ssa; Sarah Barracuda
    Quoting Terry Crews.

    Who here is not guilty of saying something in anger....?

    I take the chance of being ruled off topic, to give an item of interest from up Canada way. Prince Charles is in Canada. He is paying a four day state visit. Canadians seem to like him. He was greeted by a Jewish lady. He unwisely said that Putin seems as bad as Adolf Hitler. He was just chatting to her, not making an official statement.

    Oh me, oh my! The horror, the absolute hissy fits by the press. Like the man said something devastating. Possibly some people might agree. This in regard to the early pre-war intrusions of Hitler into an other country.

    Sterling move over.(chuckle)

  • Sterling is well and truly finished after disastrous CNN interview

    05/15/2014 6:54:50 PM PDT · 59 of 59
    Peter Libra to PapaBear3625
    Letting It go would strike at the heart of their power>

    I had a smile, as I wondered what was in the link provided. Then it hit me as hard as the unfortunate followers who were then buried. Never a truer illustration. Orwell would have loved it.

  • Sterling is well and truly finished after disastrous CNN interview

    05/14/2014 6:06:29 PM PDT · 57 of 59
    Peter Libra to PapaBear3625; rickmichaels; cynwoody
    So, representing somebody accused of making racist statements is almost as bad for a lawyer's career as representing somebody who "insulted Islam" would be in Pakistan?

    A trifle late here on the subject, but I would like to add a few thoughts, politically incorrect though they may be. A sociologist once indicated a certain voice of reason that may have calmed the crowd. It was "the man on the edge of the crowd".

    The voice would ask "Just what has he done?" Taking everything into account if sanity reined, it might be simply put that he was just stupid etc. Then let it go. Alas, there is no justice once the dogs of political correctness are unleashed. My salute to the Globe and Mail and Anderson Cooper etc. follows.

    Hosannah.
    Peace be with you. Peace be on you. Peace be to you.
    May you b****r each other to kingdom come.

    With apologies to the Rosy Crucifixion. Author Henry Miller.

    Excuse the rant.

  • Sterling blasts Magic, calls Anderson Cooper racist

    05/13/2014 6:40:40 PM PDT · 25 of 37
    Peter Libra to bluedogpdx; Oliviaforever
    I haven't really followed the Donald Sterling story (except how can you miss it) but it seems like in the "racial climate" of today he can do nothing right(no matter what he says or does).....

    Of course you are right on. Just that some of the general public need it repeated, to get it into their politically correct addled heads. As stated in Orwell's 1984 tis' is the final and absolute defeat of a human being. It is not in front of a firing squad, shouting defiance. Cos' others will take up the fight.

    It is to break down and grovel for "forgiveness". When that is done, one has then to "love" those that humiliate and have ground one down. This is the final defeat. This man has money and the wonderful freedom that is granted to citizens of the United States. He could tell them all to "go fly a kite". Or use some choice Anglo-Saxon four lettered words.

    Too late, but I could recommend the man, a book. True, I do not know the author's political views . It is "Blue Highways" by William Least Heat Moon. An odyssey by a man around the perimeter of the United States. The stories of ordinary Americans who have come to realise who they are and are comparatively happy.

    Excuse the rant. I do have an adult beverage to hand.

  • Donald Sterling tells Anderson Cooper: I was 'baited' into 'a terrible mistake'

    05/11/2014 7:32:48 PM PDT · 51 of 64
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    The more this man tries to explain, the more he grovels, the more the contempt and derision builds. He is adding fuel to the fire.

    A man of his age should know this by now.

  • ‘We Suck and We’re Sorry’: Video Says White Men Need to Apologize for Their Privilege

    05/08/2014 8:23:27 PM PDT · 55 of 60
    Peter Libra to EQAndyBuzz; PaulCruz2016
    My father compared white leftists to the proverbial dog who caught the car. He barked, he chased, he made everyone miserable in the process. When he got the car he looked around he looked around and said, now what?

    Your observation rang a bell with me. Working class myself. I observed leftists demonstrating in Canada and the United States. Mess up someone's orderly existence in a city. Disruption that screw people's lives up.

    I can only imagine what these protesters do when they need decent accommodation. Book into a motel or hotel and expect first class conditions. Employees, often white people and not overpaid, see to it rooms are immaculate. Washrooms nice and clean. Any murky character bugs them for money etc. they call the local police.

    Excuse the rant..... but what I am trying to say is that the radical left talk of knocking down society. Then they wallow in what that society provides.

  • Americans now 'racist' for waving American flag

    05/07/2014 9:52:31 AM PDT · 38 of 41
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops! my bad. Should read:

    liberal reposte.

  • Americans now 'racist' for waving American flag

    05/07/2014 9:27:09 AM PDT · 37 of 41
    Peter Libra to Nea Wood; LucianOfSamasota
    Someday our grandchildren will be a despised and persecuted minority.

    I might be able to forestall any liberal repost on such a statement. Up Canada way, the Toronto Star (left wing newspaper) trumpeted a headline, over five years ago, that the City of Toronto would have a majority of minorities eventually.

    A conversation was reported that a defensive white woman had brightly stated.

    Then WE will have the advantages of being a minority.

    I presume she meant that the slavish and mindless worship of minorities in Canada, would transfer to the whites. Another woman, I presume a white liberal replied- "THAT'S what YOU think." The liberal wishes a sort of pay back punishment for being white. It does not apply to themselves, of course.

    Spread the word.

  • (Cinco de Mayo)Protest at Live Oak High on anniversary of American flag T-shirt incident

    05/05/2014 2:08:20 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    Peter Libra to fifedom
    Two other dates to be remembered.

    March 27th 1836. The Goliad Massacre. Goliad County Texas.

    Republic of Texas forces taken prisoner. 342 unarmed men killed by Mexican forces, including about 39 wounded too weak to walk.
    Must be noted two Mexican officers strove to intervene and saved some prisoners.

    April 21st 1836. The Battle of San Jacinto.
    Near Deer Park Texas.

    Complete victory by Texans under General Sam Houston. Nine Americans killed and about 630 of the Mexican forces killed. The battle cry was "Remember the Alamo. Remember the Goliad".

    A respectful and polite question: Who's country is it anyway?

  • Why South African whites are coming home

    05/03/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT · 16 of 27
    Peter Libra to MinorityRepublican
    I wish them well. One could counsel them to think with the head, not with the emotion though.

    The there is one Oscar Pistorius. His mansion looked like a fortress. The rolls of barbed wire on top of the wall, would have wrenched human flesh. Then, out of the blue, he claims an intruder had forced his way in. Quoting cases of persons who did have intruders force their way in his defense.

    The list of white farm people murdered has reached incredible proportions. Who the hell did farm people hurt anyway?

  • Head Teachers Raise 'Serious Concerns' Over Islamic School Take-Over

    05/03/2014 6:40:55 PM PDT · 9 of 14
    Peter Libra to Albion Wilde; little jeremiah
    Thanks for the heads up.

    It is over twenty years since I visited my native London. I felt a deep depression as I was driven out to Chelmsford, Essex from Heathrow Airport. I saw whole areas with nary an old fashioned inhabitant. I visited the Historical Society Genealogical meeting to listen to a lecture.

    An authoritative lady lecturer tried to assuage fears about the changing face of London. A man had asked plaintively "why, why do they want to change what we have?" She launched into her version of the myriad races who had occupied London, including the Romans. They had built old Londinium. It is history, she went on.

    I knew myself just how many different peoples had come to London. Polish, Irish, Italian, French Protestants running from terror. even Chinese at Limehouse. I have the Dulieu descent from those refugees. All seemed to meld into the scene. Not so now.

    I really do not know what will be the outcome. The common Londoner who stood cheerfully against the blitz in 1940/1 are mostly gone. They are betrayed, as are the few who dare protest now in Birmingham.

  • DON LEMON: ‘Not Knowing You’re Racist Is The New Racisim’

    05/02/2014 6:11:37 PM PDT · 22 of 43
    Peter Libra to SoCal Pubbie; Mr Ramsbotham
    Everyone is prejudiced to one degree or another. Very few are truly racist, which requires a firm belief that one race of ethnicity is inherently superior to another.

    Yes and well stated. I remember the old days after WW2. There was much disappointment in England, over the failure of British athletes at the 1948 Olympic Games. I was there when Chris Chattaway, broke the world record 5,000 metres track record, against the Russian Vladimir Kuts 1954.

    It was not racism at all. Just a heart felt relief that at least some British athelete could beat the whole bloomin' lot.

    Nothing wrong with that.

  • Neo-Nazis Honor Ukrainian SS on Holocaust Memorial Day

    05/02/2014 5:25:33 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    Peter Libra to Olog-hai
    Further to the information that I provided.

    The Governor of the Ukraine stipulated to the German authorities a telling requirement. That no American or British forces were to be engaged by the Galician Division. Only against the Soviet army.

    Persons here are lucky not to be my age. I am not talking down to Freepers here. The fear and hatred of Russia, when the heady celebrations died down, are almost unbelievable.

  • Neo-Nazis Honor Ukrainian SS on Holocaust Memorial Day

    05/02/2014 1:34:37 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    Peter Libra to Olog-hai
    I would like to give an overall take on this subject, as I viewed a BBC (UK) documentary on the Galician Division about five years ago.

    I understand, though I could have it wrong, that initially Ukrainians welcomed German troops in 1941. They thought that the Ukraine then could get rid of the hated Soviet. I then observed this analysis of what happened afterward. That the German invaders having been sniped at by unidentified opposition, then turned with savagery. This on the hitherto welcoming Ukrainian civilians. Again, before I get flamed, I am just repeating what was in the documentary. Ukrainians were then said to have turned against the enforcers of the German Army.

    1,200 survivors of that division found their way to internment by the British at Rimini in Italy. A Soviet general with a hard face arrived and demanded of the British for the Galician men to be put in box cars. He wanted them back for reprisals including concentration camps and or execution.

    Clement Atlee, the new British Prime Minister stepped in. The Galician Division where transported to the UK. Today about 200 survivors remain. They are spread over different nations. Brigadier Fitzroy McClain had some scathing words for those who wanted these old men tried on war crime charges.

    I myself thank the good Lord, I never was in the position of many other people in WW2. War is hell. (American Civil War General)