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  • Ted Nugent on Obama’s Speech: ‘The President is a Pathological Liar and America Hating Goon’

    10/02/2015 12:55:28 PM PDT · 26 of 56
    Peter Libra to Clint N. Suhks
    True there is horrendous death toll with African-Americans within their own communities, absolute murder. The over all picture contradicts the inference of the Presidential statements.

    On a world scale, America ranks #94th in homicides at 4.7% per 100,000. Burundi is the highest murder rate at #8% per capita. If the black on black murders were about the same as white on white murders per capita, the figures would be even better.

  • O'Reilly on Oregon Shooting: "People Around The World Must Wonder What Is Really Going On"

    10/02/2015 11:25:35 AM PDT · 54 of 54
    Peter Libra to Sir Napsalot
    Fwiw. World per capita murder rate has USA at 4.7% per 100,000 persons. Variously give over the last ten years as 110th or 94th on the scale of nations. Burundi (where ever that is) highest at 8% murders per capita.

    The President is Harvard educated and could get his staff to research data.

  • Lewiston, Maine: Muslims Demand Mayor’s Resignation for Asking Them to Assimilate

    10/01/2015 10:40:38 AM PDT · 41 of 90
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra


  • Lewiston, Maine: Muslims Demand Mayor’s Resignation for Asking Them to Assimilate

    10/01/2015 10:39:49 AM PDT · 40 of 90
    Peter Libra to Black Agnes
    They were initially 'resettled' in Georgia.

    Your timely remarks put things into the proper perspective. I had followed the situation quite closely at the time. Up here in Canada the situation is not as bad, but is happening especially in Edmonton, Albert. Somali gangs rule a certain group and an area. Canadian press very quiet though. Drug related injuries and the odd murder have occurred.

    I recall when Lewiston had about 1,200 migrants from Atlanta, the local mayor was desperate. He pleaded with the "Somali Community" in Atlanta to desist sending more persons. His reasoning was that space for indigents was overflowing. That the bureaucracy handling emergency situations was at a breaking point. He was promptly called this.

    A racist

    Enough said!

  • Are You Over 70? Are You Ready To Die?

    09/30/2015 10:40:20 AM PDT · 27 of 34
    Peter Libra to Oldpuppymax
    I do hope it is only a coincidence, but only yesterday evening the Canadian television presented graphs. They were showing the proportion of the Canadian population as to age and youth. Growth 2006-2011.

    65 years and over = 14.1%
    Children 14 years and under =.05%.
    100 years and over = 5825

    There seemed to be the usual perfectly "ominous tone" in the announcer's voice. Talking about the burden being shifted onto a now much younger generation. By way of "balance" they doomed Japan and it's 25% figures for the over 65 group. Octogenarian my self and wife eight years younger, I did not feel so good as I usually do. (chuckle)

  • Pope Francis Lashes Out: Praises Illegal Aliens While Attacking Donald Trump

    09/26/2015 9:00:37 PM PDT · 41 of 76
    Peter Libra to Jane Austen; 2ndDivisionVet
    Your Post #16.

    I have not seen this coverage even when Obama won.

    If only more members of the public could realise the incredible juggernaut that the press is. Somehow they zeroed in on the now president and literally drove him to victory. In a similar vein, but not as drastic, they damned President George W. Bush. The coverage of the Pope's visit went far and beyond honest coverage.

    It is as if they are all interconnected by an invisible and unbreakable thread. To me, and I include much of the Canadian television media, it has Orwellian overtones. (please excuse my ramble).

  • Huge fire hits largest mosque in Britain

    09/26/2015 12:55:42 PM PDT · 108 of 148
    Peter Libra to ilovesarah2012
    A question I have often asked myself and simply cannot get an answer even using a search engine is this:

    What is the ethnic origin of the hundreds of workmen engaged in the building of a London Mosque?

    Are they the Tom, Dick and Harrys from the estate buildings? Are they non-muslims? Just curious as to how and if all the skills and varied trades are represented by non-muslims.

  • The Ahmad Hoax Is Not Going to Hold, and The Media Will Be Massively Discredited

    09/25/2015 6:22:34 PM PDT · 21 of 95
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    It might be me but..... the media seemed to have dropped the whole story. True, I am up Canada way, but I do get CNN. The tragic drowning of the little lad on the sea shore also seems to have died. I heard the scene may have been staged.

    Suddenly becomes a non-story.

  • Carson: 'Political correctness is ruining our country'

    09/25/2015 6:07:41 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    Peter Libra to Biggirl; Clintonfatigued
    Thanks to Donald Trump, PC is beginning to fail.

    I do earnestly pray you are right. America is the last bastion of real freedom on this planet. That freedom is being eroded by PC. As long as the First Amendment to the Constitution stands Trump is on a winner.

    The maggot ridden slimy bullies of the PC Brigade, will suffer under an absolute head on attack. It might even bring out a few souls, who might decide to get in on such a flaunting of the PC crowd.

  • Pope Francis Suggests the U.S. Open Southern Border to All

    09/25/2015 11:15:45 AM PDT · 77 of 103
    Peter Libra to Raebie
    Your post #12. regarding the position of Italian authorities and undesirables noted.

    The island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean is a classic example. 6000 people live there and carry on a hitherto happy life. Thousands have come there via Libya "mostly young men in their 20's and 30's. Their holding camp long over crowded.

    I was talking to Italian Canadians who have a small hair styling/cutting business. Just down my street. They said sadly about the situation in those places invaded by these people this:

    Life has changed there forever

    I did not press them further. I understand no women in that island can walk the streets at night unaccompanied. No door left unlocked in the day.

  • Of Pictures and the Pope – A Humorous Look at Our Growing Need for Photographs

    09/25/2015 8:39:32 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    Peter Libra to Salvation
    From the text:

    I am not writing to strongly condemn all of this.

    Wise words indeed. I echo that I do not refer to the Pope or his religion, nor his followers. That said, I would like to give my take on the MSM. The whole coverage is one of adulation. Why is this? When evangelicals and even strict Christian followers are often dumped on by the MSM.

    Their enormous power is thus demonstrated. They can destroy or make even a president. They can flatten a political candidate. One false move and they are destroyed. The power of the MSM seems to me to be evident. They followed in lock step to eulogise the Pope.

    A demonstration of who they are and the danger they pose to rational and independent thought. (jmho)

  • Gay couples want Kentucky clerk to reissue mirage licenses

    09/23/2015 6:23:56 PM PDT · 34 of 72
    Peter Libra to NetAddicted

    Their bile filled venom betrays the misery within their souls.

  • Ahmed’s Clock in the Age of Grievance-Mongering: Muslim Nerd Kids In an Atmosphere of Paranoia

    09/18/2015 11:01:26 AM PDT · 42 of 50
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    An old axiom.

    Hindsight is better than Foresight.

    Hence the derision and the derogatory remarks about the school officials. Consider what happens when there is a tragedy with a crowd stampede. If a false alarm, later,it is easy to castigate persons who rush for the exit. At the time the people simply did not have the information. The danger was perceived as real.

    The wiseacres sit comfortably at their computer and pontificate ad nauseum. Catch them in a confined space with what the teacher faced, buzzer and all, then see what they would do.

  • What happened after yesterday's lockdown ?

    09/17/2015 10:40:43 AM PDT · 28 of 51
    Peter Libra to Justa
    A home made clock? How 'bout a homemade IED timer?

    What I do find puzzling is the lack of information as to what it actually is. So far and I stand to be corrected, the item shown does not show a clock. It does not look like one, it does not work like one. The MSM could not wait to give it the appendage of a "clock". This turns the whole incident into whatever the press desires it to be seen as.

    Canadian television has the "respected and authoritative" icon using his usual intonation. The face blandly staring at the viewer. A "clock" says he. Something smells to high heaven.

  • Ahmed Mohamed, 14, Builds Clock, Is Cuffed for Bomb Hoax, and Ends Up Invited to White House

    09/16/2015 6:41:01 PM PDT · 76 of 248
    Peter Libra to CincyRichieRich
    Use our law and out stupidity against us.

    They have honed situations to a fine art. The action of getting on commercial flights and shifting seats, while praying is old hat. Something new. A war of nerves is what it is.

  • Ahmed Mohamed, 14, Builds Clock, Is Cuffed for Bomb Hoax, and Ends Up Invited to White House

    09/16/2015 6:25:47 PM PDT · 74 of 248
    Peter Libra to ladyjane; TroutStalker
    Your post #49 noted.

    I smile ruefully and remember an old axiom.

    Divide and rule

    The kid may have done just that.

  • Why Has Immigration Become Such A Bone Of Contention and Division

    09/16/2015 10:33:25 AM PDT · 17 of 30
    Peter Libra to Travis T. OJustice; Batman11
    One of the best sources for US news going, along with the UK Daily Mail.

    Right on. Also CFP has American contributors who find an outlet for their views. The establishment dislikes the CFP. One person, a so-called conservative said the blog owner writes like a disoriented nine year old. You know when it is hyperbolic ad hominem ,it is often the left speaking. It is described as "right wing" on Wiki.

    Just a little friendly info here.

  • Migrants Clash With Police in Hungary, as Others Enter Croatia- water cannons and tear gas used

    09/16/2015 9:38:29 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    Peter Libra to dennisw
    I do agree with the general views of Freepers here. As I listen to the barrage of "news" from Canadian television, it is all Hungary and so on. The "bad guys".

    The Camp of the Saints.
    Jean Raspail.
    The Social Contract Press.1973

    Uncanny can be the watchword on this book about a massive armada of "refugees" from the Ganges, India. Countries are tracking it's voyage, as it makes it's way to the some refugee friendly haven. The flotilla is trying to go through the Suez Canal which is a bottle neck in Egypt. It could get permanently stuck there. The Egyptian military is pictured as threatening the captains of these ships to "blow them out of the water." This if they try to enter the canal.

    They sail on. Then at Durban, South Africa they prepare to disembark. Again the threat is made by the South African military - to "blow them out of the water". On they go eventually to destroy the South of France. Raspail even forecasts the reigning Pope who cries out for acceptance and love for the migrants. This follows today.

    Excuse the ramble, but the warning was out there many years ago. Hungarians will bless their leaders in the future. Germany will curse theirs. (JMHO).

  • Coming to America Only to Bitch About It

    09/14/2015 10:29:09 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    Peter Libra to all the best
    Included are those countries to whom America gives vast amounts of monies for aid. Then Americans are even spat on there. Some wrongfully imprisoned.

    Any fair thinking person and that includes the migrants to America, would at least keep their mouth shut. It is a world gone mad!

  • General Charles Gordon and the Mahdi [White Christian who fought the Mahdi, Caliphate, and Slavery]

    09/13/2015 9:22:16 AM PDT · 31 of 31
    Peter Libra to Praxeologue
    This is unsubstantiated homosexual propaganda intended to burnish the reputation of homosexuality by attempting to link their practises to historical heroes.

    This rang a distant bell. I could hardly let it go with what I knew.

    The Battle of Britain was a triumph for the RAF. Now in the war 1939-1945, Some cartoonist created a mythical figure of a fighter pilot. He was a fop, educated in England's so called public schools, the elite of Harrow and Eton Notable for homosexuality. He used his own language such as "wizard prang" etc.

    Someone ran an article claiming the "homosexual British fighter pilots" defeated the " masculine Luftwaffe". It was generally mocked as "the gaying of the Royal Airforce".

    A former RAF officer came on the television and explained that the heroes were Flight Sergeants, not the rakish fops depicted. He said they were the pick of the lower middle class. He said since homosexual relations were punishable by 7 years in prison, very unlikely they were homosexual.

    A bit of a ramble by me, but it just niggled my mind, not to post.

  • General Charles Gordon and the Mahdi [White Christian who fought the Mahdi, Caliphate, and Slavery]

    09/12/2015 6:02:07 PM PDT · 28 of 31
    Peter Libra to Jan_Sobieski
    On General Gordon's death. The classic Victorian painting shows a calm Gordon facing the Dervish assassins calmly. He is standing at the top of the stairs. I have two fascinating books pertaining to that era.

    A Prisoner of the Khaleefa: Twelve Years Captivity at Omdurman.
    Charles Neufeld 1856-1918.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan.
    Colonel Sir R. Slatin Pasha.

    Both men were prisoners of the Dervish forces. Both forced to become Muslim and in Neufeld's case marry a chosen woman. Neufeld was terrified he would make a wrong move and be tortured to death.

    Neufeld was released by Lord Kitchener at the victory in 1898, over the Dervish at Omdurman. 11,000 fanatical horsemen charging the British lines were slaughtered . Maxim, Gardener and Gatling machine guns were used. (All American weaponry).

    Neufeld, the interpreter to General Gordon, recounts Gordon attacking the assassins to the last. Slatin was lucky and bribed persons to give him two fast camels and finally escaped. He was an observer at the defeat of the Egyptian Army in 1883. The Dervish slaughtered the six British officers who advised the Egyptian army.

  • Orban: Hungary will arrest "rebellious" migrants (Muslim illegals taking over areas)

    09/11/2015 9:20:06 AM PDT · 17 of 40
    Peter Libra to Trumpinator
    One wonders what will be the eventual outcome. I hope I am over reacting, but a cold chill of fear briefly comes over me. The one consolation is of my living in North America. So vast it is and wide open spaces. At least these two countries have a prerogative.

    Already the dreaded media drum beat is hammering away at our Canadian Prime Minister. He has stressed the security aspect of reckless intakes of "refugees". The media already trumpeting that "Harper has backtracked on the refugee question."

    These scumbags will be the death of our civilization, unless the public wake up. (Jmho).


    09/10/2015 9:12:44 AM PDT · 17 of 25
    Peter Libra to Biggirl
    From the text. Quoting Wilders.

    Masses of young men with beards singing Allahu Akbar across Europe.

    And still the fools will listen to the sycophantic press.


    09/10/2015 8:40:54 AM PDT · 10 of 25
    Peter Libra to Biggirl
    He is right of course.

    I heard the Canadian television station CTV blithely describe the tragedy of the small boy who drowned. They said his family fled Syria, implying THEN they drowned. Not so. They had been safely in Turkey for three years. The father Abdullah had sent his family on the leaky boat to try to establish asylum in Germany. He wanted top class dentistry work, I presume not available in Turkey.

    Yet the big lie that he tried desperately to save his family from drowning is still believed. The left knows pure phoney emotion. Shades of Alinsky and his Rules For Radicals. Alas, the ramifications are simply horrendous.

  • Who is really responsible for the death of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi

    09/07/2015 9:06:46 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony; Regulator
    I understand according to Pam Geller and other sources that the man, Abdullah was never on that vessel that capsized. He was in a hospital in Turkey. He was shown photographs so he could identify them. His family had lived there for three years. He had sent on his family to gain a foothold in another more acceptable country.

    It seems now that the soul searing evidence of the mother and he himself are lies. I stand corrected if this is not the case. Pam Geller usually very careful of her sources. If proven, what of the MSM?


  • Pope Calls on All of Europe’s Catholics to House Refugees

    09/06/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · 18 of 98
    Peter Libra to miss marmelstein
    able bodied young men. Quite an accurate description. I subscribe to a little Canadian blog called SDA, so I will not "steal" someone's telling observation: To whit.

    How well fed and though lightly clothed they seem, very unlike anyone persecuted and hounded. The book "Camp of the Saints" depicted groups of students demonstrating. They thronged in Paris calling for complete acceptance of a huge armada sailing to the South of France. "We are all from the Ganges now" was the chant.

    I hope not to burden you and others with my ramble on the "Camp of the Saints"- the most telling and true prophesy written 1973.

  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 8:24:11 PM PDT · 163 of 257
    Peter Libra to Rockpile
    Yes Churchill indeed did have Neville Chamberlain in his Cabinet. Too be honest I had to do some hasty Google work. Chamberlain was still Prime Minister until May 1940. Then came the crushing breakthrough by the German Panzers. France fell.

    Winston Churchill then took the position of Prime Minister, he still kept Chamberlain in the Cabinet, he died later that year a sadly disillusioned man. Just an opinion of mine, but Chamberlain was a quintessential English gentleman. He thought that a head of state should be a man of his word. He could not conceive that Hitler was an opportunistic liar.

    Churchill however had lived a life in the army and was a bit of a scrapper. He called Hitler "that guttersnipe".

  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 8:02:49 PM PDT · 145 of 257
    Peter Libra to FredZarguna
    The real truth is that the person most responsible for the aggressiveness of Nazi Germany was Josef Stalin.

    Yes, the non-aggression pact between Germany and Russia was signed about eight days before Hitler invaded Poland. Stalin was after territory. Cartoonist Low drew a picture of two gangsters. Hitler and Stalin bowing to each other. The dead body lying nearby is marked Poland. Both men trade friendly insults. Low also drew a cartoon listing the Versailles Treaty 1919,as giving birth to a war in 1940.

    Britain had only six all metal fighters operational in 1938. At September 1939 there were 1000 Hurricanes and Spitfires. They worked night and day in those factories.

    I am rambling here, I am afraid but....... where else could I do this so freely?

  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 7:09:24 PM PDT · 93 of 257
    Peter Libra to FlJoePa
    Hey Joe, from Canada by way of foggy old London Town. I have had my ups and downs on FR. Poor old Neville Chamberlain is being vilified again, cos' WW2 started on Sept 4th 1939. One in twenty persons will dare defend Chamberlain. I have taken flak. My watchword is never to engage in ad hominem.

    It tends to hurt and make for bitterness. Give it another go! Lots of very nice posters here.

  • Flashback 1938: Neville Chamberlain returns from Germany with the Munich Agreement (Video)

    09/05/2015 6:58:54 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    Peter Libra to marron; Dave346
    Chamberlain gave Hitler the ultimatum to withdraw his troops from Poland Sept 3rd 1939.

    I will say no more, having lived through the whole thing.

  • Canada less welcoming to refugees under Harper's leadership

    09/05/2015 9:37:03 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    Peter Libra to aquila48; markomalley
    Your post #8 noted.

    "Canada has a more sane immigration policy under Harper"

    Nice to get a bit of praise once in a while from a Freeper. There will always be a bit of give and take while two great democratic nations live side by side. I know some Freepers are doom and gloom over the last eight years of an obvious agenda. Still, the basics of a return to a more original and patriotic state are there.

    The Canadian main stream media has played it to the hilt to paint an adverse picture. This over a squeaky clean Prime Minister, who is a good family man. The bottom line which none of the leftists dare deal with, these questions.

    Will you be affected by a massive influx of refugees? Are your hospitals strained to the limits now? Is the housing ratio of reasonable rentals and low cost housing high or low? How much accommodation is your neighbourhood going to supply the new refugees if needed?

    Oh boy, a bit of a ramble. Have a great labour day weekend.

  • Father of Alan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, describes desperate ordeal to save family

    09/05/2015 9:14:23 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    Peter Libra to Kaslin; sarasmom
    It had been posted elsewhere on FR a curious situation. This is with the return of the deceased to the country for burial accompanied by the person that survived and fled from there. Did they not fear the same situation they left previously?

    I would observe that many so called refugees are really economic refugees. The European Union calls for the very first country they set foot on to do this. - That one country is the one that must document house and feed the new comers.

    If that country has serious economic problems the new comers soon know. That country has it's own poor and needy, their own housing problems. Off the newcomers go to those countries where the system has a free ride. The newcomers are not stupid.

    Just a statistic from Canada may be of interest. If a Canadian citizen had worked all their lives and did not have a civil service/industrial extra pension- sheer poverty. Total is two payments of about $1100 per month. A new "refugee" in Ontario gets the equivalent of $2,400 for starters.

    Like I said the new "refugees" ain't stupid. Excuse my ramble. Have a great Labour Day weekend!

  • Father of Alan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, describes desperate ordeal to save family

    09/03/2015 7:04:27 PM PDT · 22 of 29
    Peter Libra to kristinn

    Thanks for the information and up date. President Johnson was already gone by the time that photo was taken.
    I can still visualise the utter weariness on his ageing face as he informed the American people he would not run for another presidency.

  • Father of Alan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, describes desperate ordeal to save family

    09/03/2015 6:26:38 PM PDT · 12 of 29
    Peter Libra to canuck_conservative; Kaslin
    And notice how they slipped in the part about them trying to come to Canada?

    I have kept a close watch on CBC and CTV on Canadian television. They now have their moment and latched on to it with a scarcely concealed agenda. Someone on CBC Radio one was earnestly trying to organize groups to sponsor refugees. He scorned the Canadian government's insistence of previous numbers of Syrian refugees admitted. He said we cannot find a Syrian family anywhere. Meant his location, I presume. Call on church groups and ordinary citizens, he advised

    I am reminded of the horrifying picture taken in Vietnam. A female child, who was naked and crying fled from a napalm attack. Survived and lives happily today. The outrage and vitriol mounted against that war, the picture helped. I learned later it was the South Vietnamese air force who dropped the napalm.

    They got what they wanted and destroyed Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency.

    Leftists to the core.


    08/31/2015 12:15:07 PM PDT · 20 of 30
    Peter Libra to TexasCajun
    Just a few thoughts here and certainly in support of simple common sense as stated.

    Consider those who hint at or initiate mindless criminal attacks of hitherto ordinary police officers. Those officers who are completely devoid of any racial nastiness.

    The instigators can walk and talk freely. They can go to a fine restaurant. They can sleep at night in nice surroundings. They do not dread a thundering knock on the door. They are as free as a bird in the air.

    What of the unmitigated dupe and fool who has listened to their vile rhetoric? They are either shot dead, or more likely charged with murder and face a life in a vile hell hole. If not caught and identified, they must live a life of stark fear. They cannot rest.

    Can someone in their own community ever tell them about the fat cats living high on the hog, taking no risks?

  • Stealing from Walmart still stealing

    08/27/2015 11:25:23 AM PDT · 28 of 28
    Peter Libra to Shery
    Shery. I hope you will not mind me adding to your observation of shop lifting. Yes indeed the change room trick was endemic. I have to laugh now at my ill fated three years as security manager. The store manager observed to me "the cheats are always one step ahead of us". True.

    A joker took a pair of jeans off the counter and went to the front desk and claimed a refund. The staff did not follow orders -"no refund without sales slip". I phoned the person named on his application for his money back. A female voice answered. "Is Pete xxxxx there" I said. She wanted to know who called. I told her and she screamed "He's dead!" He should have been.(LOL)

  • Stealing from Walmart still stealing

    08/27/2015 10:09:24 AM PDT · 26 of 28
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    I did some retail sales gross margin of profits for stores in Canada. Between 43% and 24% today. Whether department or supermarkets. Twenty years ago, the K MART Head Office must have given out very questionable figures.

    Uncontrolled theft means closures and business failures.

  • Stealing from Walmart still stealing

    08/27/2015 9:32:22 AM PDT · 25 of 28
    Peter Libra to Red_Devil 232; Sean_Anthony
    Your post mentioned the dread word "shrinkage" and I had to interrupt my usual perusal of FR. I was security manager for a branch of K Mart Canada. Each year an inventory was taken. Non employees were brought in.

    The total of all saleable goods was indented. Then the total incoming goods were carefully measured for the year. The head authority of K Mart conceded there would be one and a half percent "shrinkage". At above three percent the head honcho came up from Toronto to Northern Ontario. My job was to bring down the heavy losses of "invisible waste". Every one sidled away from the head honcho.

    I ran my rear end off and put in extra hours- no reduction. I was given a table of margins of retail profit. They said ten percent shrinkage was running the store at a loss. They eventually closed the store. My successor had a nervous breakdown also. They could not find the "hole in the wall". Excuse the ramble, but the utter and complete stupidity of the academic boggles the mind. Here in Canada food stores are said to operate at a two or three percent margin of profit. The immense volume, since people must eat gives them a tidy return. This if people pay for what they take out.

  • Rush Limbaugh: Americans "Standing Up And Cheering" For Trump Immigration Plan

    08/18/2015 9:31:24 AM PDT · 28 of 29
    Peter Libra to Biggirl
    Agree with Rush here.

    To say nothing of citizens of Gt. Britain and Europe, countries that were allies of the USA in WW2. They dutifully go the American Embassy and apply for the requisite forms, as indeed they should. Sometimes the system moves fairly quickly and are either accepted or rejected. Still others hang in for years and wait patiently.

    The illegal person with the kind of background that would disqualify them in a heartbeat, crosses the US border. Within 48 hours they are almost safe- if they know the ropes. Then yelling out defiance in some cases.


  • Islamic State leader raped American hostage, US finds

    08/14/2015 1:41:12 PM PDT · 22 of 68
    Peter Libra to Kartographer
    I hope I have the right person. This man was captured by US Forces Iraq in February 2004. He was released as a "civilian detainee" of comparatively low risk in December 2004.Now there is a price on his head of $10 million for information leading to his capture,or death.

    He should be made to be in fear for the rest of his wicked life. Surely American intelligence is carefully trying to track him.

  • who issued the code red on Trump?

    08/09/2015 10:17:27 AM PDT · 57 of 81
    Peter Libra to WilliamIII
    From up Canada way, I do not have a dog in the hunt, so to speak. Even in general terms it seems that Republicans have faced so called "moderators" before. So have the Democrat. What has followed in some cases is an absolute bias and also an agenda displayed by the "moderator". The Republican have stepped in it again and again.

    If CNN had an ounce of professional integrity ,then surely they would choose or even instruct the "moderator". That person - again, if they had any professional integrity, should attempt to be fair. What could be wrong with that? Even in spite of their personal beliefs, a really concerned and professional person would try to be fair.

    The utter corruption of much of the media is known here on FR. Unfortunately, it may be that the general public accept as the norm this conduct.

    Please excuse the rant. The word "moderator" alone defines fairness. Shame on these corrupt merchants of an agenda.

  • Dr. Ben Carson Defends Birthers: Why Would You Go Through Such Lengths To Hide Past!?

    08/06/2015 9:46:06 AM PDT · 52 of 59
    Peter Libra to FR_addict; stephenjohnbanker
    Up Canada way we have the Detroit channel on cable. True, I do not have a dog in the hunt, but I chanced on the Charlie Rose show. There was Al Hunt in place of Charlie and Dr. Ben Carson. I was impressed at the unflappable and incisive manner of the Doctor.

    Now a curious exchange took place when things not being favourable to the standing president took place. Hunt broke in again and again, just after the Doctor finished a sentence. It was a virtual staccato of interruptions. Hunt was agitated. I noticed the same style with one Anderson Cooper at one time. He, breaking in and cutting off his subject.

    The Doctor refused to be trapped re the "birthers". He stated, as you will know, that secrecy and refusal to show ordinary records breeds conspiracy theories. At telling comment, was the mystery of how the President got from the Occidental College to Harvard.

    Simple enough, but guarded like a state secret. (Just an opinion here though).

  • HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved

    08/03/2015 9:14:14 PM PDT · 56 of 64
    Peter Libra to Drew68

    Your post #52.

    9 Terrible Philly Fan Incidents...And Their Harmless Explanations.

    I had to chuckle about the Philly Fans. Detroit Fans seemed more sportsmanlike. Most Canadians will not remember the fearsome Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Team. I do and now a very old retiree I cannot understand myself getting so het up over hockey. There was a brutal enforcer called Schultz who pulverised the other teams forwards. Guys in Canada that looked like Woody Allen, wearing T shirts with his name on. Schultz the Hammer.

  • HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved

    08/03/2015 8:11:14 PM PDT · 47 of 64
    Peter Libra to Brooklyn Attitude; Drew68
    Your comment.

    It was someone else's property and harmless. Destroying it was senseless act if vandalism and does not make the US look good.

    Saved by the bell here on your comment. I almost made the mistake of rebutting Drew 68. Then paused and felt silly. I was going to sadly ask "would the US like any other neighbours on their doorstep. I see we in Canada have a few defenders on FR. Ok please excuse a rant. I am just opposite a small Upper Peninsula city.

    This just workout perfectly and we can take bit of joshing. To digress though. I think something comes along once in a while to give folks a laugh. This seemed to be a bit of fun to give people a chuckle.

    The only adverse comments I heard on the Canadian television, were that the destruction did not befit the "City of Brotherly Love". (Emphasis on the brotherly). Soon to blow over of course. We two Countries have some big fish to fry. America with a presidential nominee campaign in the offing, we, in Canada have to stand a 78 day period of politics. This because the Harper Conservatives will go to the people in October.

  • Ohio State marching band’s Nazi song draws Jewish ire

    08/02/2015 12:23:36 PM PDT · 14 of 20
    Peter Libra to bob_denard
    Just to mention the memorable marching band song, of I believe Ohio State.

    Hang on Sloopy, hang on.

    Liked the McCoys version of this on u-tube. Said to be a tribute to the much loved Dorothy Sloop, musician and special education teacher.

  • George Orwell's '1984' chosen as top book by teachers

    07/31/2015 4:05:45 PM PDT · 24 of 28
    Peter Libra to reg45; MinorityRepublican
    I know it's not a book, but Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron" should be on the list. I thought I had read - or seen a review of most of Vonnegut. This I will have to read.

    His two novels, "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" and "Slaughterhouse Five" are absolute classics. Lots of great books out there that the majority will probably never read. Simply because, even if avid book readers, they will not have been introduced to them.

    A superb series on the rot and carnage of WW1 was written by Ford Maddox Ford. "Parade's End", being the third in the series. He draws a picture of the immense bureaucracy and paper work used to send brigade after brigade to their possible doom. Ford served himself in that war. Excuse me, I had better not go on with all this. Sort of felt a little ramble. (chuckle)

  • U.P. Road Commission Taking On EPA

    07/21/2015 5:54:46 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Whoops! I read the above to my wife and she told me to explain that my daughter was six years old. This when we explored the Copper Country.

  • U.P. Road Commission Taking On EPA

    07/21/2015 5:47:32 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    Peter Libra to Quality_Not_Quantity; MichCapCon
    One of my earliest memories of exploring the UP came over fifty years ago. I live opposite the UP just across the St Mary's River in Canada. I decided to explore the tiny community of Gay Michigan, as I drove around the Copper Country.

    There was the black sand from the mill. A small fortune was made by the entrepreneurs who discovered even more copper could be extracted. This from the discarded heaps of tailings. This you will know.

    I smiled as I posed by the sign of the communities only bar. It read "The Gay Bar". I went in with my wife to quaff an ale. The last place on earth any one would expect to find any one who would be called "gay". I did not find, nor did I look for any "gays". I and sipped my beer and felt, though a stranger quite at ease.

    Google has the same sign and also the school house preserved in time. I plan one last look at the Copper Country in August. My daughter will be driving myself and my wife of 54 years married. She was about six years old when she was with me on our trip, many years ago.

    Excuse this ramble.

  • The Super Bowl of Superholes ... Mark Steyn

    07/21/2015 4:20:09 AM PDT · 16 of 25
    Peter Libra to Rummyfan
    I had carefully read John McCain's account of his time as prisoner of the Vietnamese. I found myself slowly drifting toward disapprobation of Donald Trump. He had certainly suffered.

    Mark Steyn completely wiped those thoughts right out of my mind. Unbelievable, such a nasty thoughtless statement from McCain.

  • Man Faces 6 Months in Jail For Disagreeing With Feminists on Twitter

    07/17/2015 11:49:58 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    Peter Libra to Sir Napsalot
    I read a few comments on the lack of free speech in Canada. I would modify this somewhat and give instances where to an extent there is free speech. Since everything is rigidly controlled however, not everyone would see it as free. An example is the existence of these redoubtable Canadian blogs.

    Small Dead Animals.
    Five Feet of Fury.
    Free Dominion.

    The charge of "no free speech in Canada" does sadly have merit. Free Dominion was shut down for a while due to the machinations of a Toronto lawyer. The monetary fine broke them. They are now back. This man was employed by the Human Rights Commission of Canada (so called). He left them and was employed independently. He bought a number of cases to his former employers. They found for him ten out of ten times and two not determined either way.

    This man masqueraded on other really far out right wing blogs, not these three. He posted vile racist comments under a pseudonym. Like he was an absolute wacko. He then complained with the Human Rights Commission that the blogs committed an offence by allowing these racist comments.

    Someone tracked the Internet Service Provider origin. It was sent from a young woman's ISP. She had no knowledge herself. It was the hot shot lawyer. He got a rap over the knuckles only , it being said "it is very disturbing".

    This is why some of we Canadians love Free Republic. (Chuckle)