Posts by Peter Libra

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  • Protester Interrupts Trump in Scotland, Hands Out Swastika Golf Balls

    06/24/2016 3:47:33 PM PDT · 49 of 50
    Peter Libra to TangibleDisgust
    Everyone I don't like is HITLER!

    I have studied the life of Adolf Hitler in such publications as Robert Payne's The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler. Praeger Publishers. 1973.

    My impression formed of a real Nazi is one that was somewhat formidable. A protester at one of the beer hall meetings of the early NAZI party was lucky if he just got punched and thrown out. If unlucky he would be on his back and a boot would come down on his face.

    The damn fools and their ilk do not know what a NAZI is. One could add - or what a NAZI was.

  • Two planes undertake dangerous South Pole rescue mission

    06/23/2016 9:12:59 AM PDT · 71 of 71
    Peter Libra to xp38
    On the graphic pictures of the rescue craft, something occurred to me from reading this years ago, cannot think why I did. Herewith:

    Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than war.

    Robert Southey. English poet and author.

    Thanks for the photographs.

  • Two planes undertake dangerous South Pole rescue mission

    06/22/2016 8:15:54 PM PDT · 64 of 71
    Peter Libra to thecodont; ameribbean expat
    Safe journey, gentlemen!

    Prayers answered. 48 minutes ago, information that aircraft and passengers with sick person arrived safely in Chile.

  • Two planes undertake dangerous South Pole rescue mission

    06/21/2016 8:08:26 PM PDT · 59 of 71
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Too self.
    Whoops! FR posted the details just about now.

  • Two planes undertake dangerous South Pole rescue mission

    06/21/2016 8:06:28 PM PDT · 58 of 71
    Peter Libra to thecodont

    Just in.
    Canadian television reports rescue plane landed safely where man is waiting for them. Crew will have ten hours rest before flying back.
    Well done Gentlemen!

  • Dad of Brit 'who tried to assassinate Donald Trump' says he may have been blackmailed

    06/21/2016 7:36:41 PM PDT · 59 of 62
    Peter Libra to RegulatorCountry; hoosiermama
    If and when evidence warrants talk of conspiracy regarding this English 20 year old, then I might engage.

    I do have a dog in the hunt as a native of England, now Canadian citizen. I do know that these ominous acts bring forth righteous fury. I myself think that Donald Trump's forays against politically correct obscenity are vital. They are the saving of the Constitution of the United States and the defence of free speech.

    All I can say in support of what you have said here is wait and let the facts decide. I do understand the outrage however.(mail for you).

  • FOREIGNER ARRESTED – Tried to KILL DONALD TRUMP at Vegas Rally

    06/20/2016 7:11:40 PM PDT · 84 of 124
    Peter Libra to SatinDoll; bobsunshine
    There are facts that do not make sense.

    I am in complete agreement here. These are pertinent questions that should be pursued. I am an expat from England and a Canadian citizen. What I just cannot figure is how a 19 year old gets enough credit/cash to have an automobile and drive around many miles. The old adage drummed into my youthful head in England was "money doesn't grow on trees". Perhaps now it does. Many would like to know the secret where I live in Canada.

    I smile sadly as I remember my own attempt to get into the United States as a 23 year old in 1954. I got the forms from the American embassy in London. I had to have a clear years pay in hand and a sponsor, the forms said. Canada wanted $150 dollars and disembark, then find work.

    In anyone's language this fellow is not only a fool, but pathetic to boot. Albeit dangerous too.

  • Two planes undertake dangerous South Pole rescue mission

    06/19/2016 7:50:13 PM PDT · 44 of 71
    Peter Libra to ameribbean expat
    To which I add this.

    God speed gentlemen!

  • Two planes undertake dangerous South Pole rescue mission

    06/19/2016 7:48:35 PM PDT · 42 of 71
    Peter Libra to thecodont; Scrambler Bob
    Yes, the Ernest Shackleton expedition of 1914. An epic of courage and endurance. The part always with me was when, not knowing they had journeyed the right way, they paused. The Norwegians had a whaling station which was out of sight. If they had taken the route to safety, they would hear the whistle to arouse the Norwegians at 6.00 am. The start of the working day.

    A watch was produced and they waited. Then at 6.00 am they heard the whistle. A mile or so on, they saw the whaling station The Norwegians treated them royally and sent a team back for the men left behind. Excuse the liberty of this post, but that moment when they heard the whistle lives with me.

  • Prince Charles Tells British Muslims: 'If You Live In Our Country, You Must Abide By Our Values'

    06/19/2016 7:26:24 PM PDT · 69 of 94
    Peter Libra to erkelly; drewh
    Good for Prince Charles! I think the real British people will rally around the Monarchy.

    I certainly agree with you as an ex-pat living in Canada. After all, the wise commander does not denigrate his men before a vital battle. See the address by Henry V before Agincourt as written in Shakespeare play.

    In this way any stiffening of the resolve in a potential commander should be applauded. We of the English speaking world and Western Civilization will need all the support we can get.

    Phew! A lovely summer evening just across from the good old USA in Ontario. Waxing eloquent here.

  • British lawmaker dies after shooting and stabbing attack that stuns nation

    06/17/2016 8:20:31 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    Peter Libra to Mr Radical
    Tragic of course and no right minded person would wish for such a wicked act. What I do find however, especially in Canada is this. That the proponents of unlimited immigration are usually those that do not face the consequences.

    It is a matter of logistics. Hospital staff strained to the limits. Not enough physicians per head of population. Long waiting lists for affordable public housing. Various government agencies such as child welfare and elderly care facing pressure of overwork.

    The proponents of this kind of immigration rarely themselves face the problems of the average ordinary citizen. Thus they enable immigration and close their eyes to the ultimate problems.

  • Jo Cox death: Eyewitness describes Birstall MP attack

    06/17/2016 9:31:20 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    Peter Libra to VanShuyten; Lorianne
    On your post #27 re lies published by the press.

    It is quite possible that many of the general public would have taken the initial statement as "gospel". The leftists know the value of an immediate response to any willing dupes. What hits them first is the most likely believed.

    Orwell must be turning in his grave.

  • The braggart with the ducktail who would be president

    06/16/2016 9:38:33 AM PDT · 78 of 86
    Peter Libra to butterdezillion; upchuck
    Keillor doesn't get it.

    I had listened to this man on the radio for a while. It seemed to me that I was a lone person in thinking that his humour is really a put down of ordinary folks. In particular his jokes about the Lutherans, though one could see this as a bit of harmless ribbing. Never felt comfortable with this "humorist".

    I noted you had not posted for about seven weeks Butterdezillion. I was going to freemail you, but now I see you are up and running so to speak. Nice to get your take.

  • Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215: history, quotes, and Monty Python's explanation

    06/15/2016 7:32:36 PM PDT · 34 of 37
    Peter Libra to jmaroneps37; harpygoddess
    How many people know that the Magna Carta contains a clause saying debts to Jews need not be repaid?

    Yes indeed it did, but with a qualification. This was if a debtor to the Jews died, his widow and heirs would not be liable. I can only surmise it was to prevent penury to a helpless woman and children.

  • Obama to visit grief-stricken Orlando to stand in solidarity with LGBT community

    06/14/2016 9:20:05 AM PDT · 62 of 70
    Peter Libra to Buckeye Battle Cry; Buckeye McFrog
    Your comment.

    Never let a crisis go to waste.

    Never a truer word. On both Canadian television news networks a change has now taken place. Previously for some reason they seemed a bit shy of showing men kissing intimately. They did show quick shots of some well known film idol clowning around and kissing a man. Then they cut quickly away.

    Now post Orlando, they are showing the homosexuals kissing and slobbering with each other. I suppose that all objections are now completely stilled. Once again it should be repeated that years ago, the homosexual simply asked to be left alone. Simply go behind closed doors and everybody mind their own business. Something very wrong here in what seems to be happening. I myself do not give a damn what they do and whom they go with. This as long as I can walk away and ignore. (Excuse the rant).

  • Hillary Clinton: Increase Outreach to Muslims, Ban ‘Assault Weapons’

    06/13/2016 2:33:56 PM PDT · 46 of 65
    Peter Libra to Sir Napsalot
    FWIW.

    I do not see on a friendly neighbours news outlets this news. Even as horrifying as it is, it is reported in Canada, yet nothing further. No demands, no outrage either- herewith.

    September 21st 2015. Four persons at a Marina in the Philippines kidnapped. A so-called Muslim group of radicals called Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility. Canadian Government refuses negotiations for ransom. They said it jeopardises other Canadians abroad.John Ridsdel, mining executive executed a few months ago. Now Robert Hall, a Canadian just executed. A Norwegian woman and a Philippine man still held hostage.

    I cannot understand the quick "burying" of this news here. Please excuse this off-topic rant.

  • ‘Mini Daesh’ Prank Leaves Egyptian Actress Running for Her Life

    06/13/2016 1:45:54 PM PDT · 33 of 41
    Peter Libra to nickcarraway
    The personification of a description of these swines.

    Psychopaths

  • Police identify Christina Grimmie's shooter, say he specifically targeted singer

    06/11/2016 3:40:59 PM PDT · 36 of 93
    Peter Libra to Cowgirl of Justice
    I wonder if he was on antidepressants.

    An important question here. I saw somewhere of FR a read out of what seemed to be mindless, senseless killers. All were on, or had been on antidepressants. The whole medical system needs an in depth review regarding their use.

  • I’m voting for Donald Trump, so I went to see him speak. Protesters broke my nose.

    06/10/2016 12:42:58 PM PDT · 14 of 45
    Peter Libra to NRx
    This is not only an unwarranted and cowardly attack on a peaceful citizen- it is something else.

    It is an attack on the very Constitution of the United States. Roughly speaking, "Congress shall make no law abridging the right of people to assemble". Those who deny this right are guilty of OCHLOCRACY. This being MOB RULE.

    Surely these thugs cannot be allowed to win

  • Trump supporters were 'running for their lives' after San Jose rally, police report says

    06/08/2016 7:57:03 PM PDT · 35 of 85
    Peter Libra to SteveH

    I hope to be excused from up Canada way, as I do not have a dog in the hunt, so to speak. The definition of OCHLOCRACY in Wikipedia is that it is MOB RULE. The rule of government by mob or mass of people, or the intimidation of legitimate authorities.
    It could be that even the election- or rejection of Donald Trump, may be comparatively insignificant to the actual ramifications. For that wonderful document, the Constitution of the United States itself is under threat. If the American people are suborned, threatened, attacked, when they express their rights of free assembly, it is the Constitution that is under attack.
    I repeat the headline of a well known Canadian website.
    Without America there is no free world.

  • Muhammad Ali placed on life support

    06/03/2016 2:46:13 PM PDT · 62 of 121
    Peter Libra to ColdOne
    Sad of course. I once was a boxing fan and saw some of his fights on the television. I note the mention of Parkinson's Disease caused by head blows. I know in England they do studies on the brain of dead persons. I read of Boxing idols of the 1950's in Britain showing signs of brain damage after a post mortem. Doctor Edith Summerskill of the ruling Labour Party said Boxing should be banned at the time. Great scoffs and remarks from nearly all.

    Ali named for Cassius Marcellus Clay 1810-1903 Republican. He was an abolitionist and was shot at an abolitionist meeting in 1843. He recovered and survived an assassination attempt by six men in 1849, killing one of them. Yet Ali said he "ain't having no slave name". This to explain his name change. I did read he joined the Muslims to keep organized crime figures away.

  • America is tired of being the world’s protector. We have been warned

    06/03/2016 12:15:03 PM PDT · 45 of 53
    Peter Libra to Maverick68; Hojczyk
    Your comment. #43.

    Paying our enemies to feed and breed all the while being spat in our faces.

    At one time during the past decade it seemed to me that the more they got, the more they hated. I have memories of the hard scrabble years post war in England. This is what I culled from Wiki.

    Facing our crisis it was stated that from the United States "Every thing we got in WW2 was free". An American loan was then negotiated and fifty years of one year payments agreed on. It was nearly one billion dollars then. Britain took sixty years to repay the loan with a modest two percent interest per year. Finally paid in 2006. This I am proud of. I understand the only other nation that paid up a loan was Finland.

    America does not need the sneers of effete Europeans and the hate of hell hole countries.

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

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

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

  • South Africa passes bill aiming to return land to blacks

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

    Whoops! The whites were kicked out.

  • South Africa passes bill aiming to return land to blacks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A positive story here.

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

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

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

  • Canada's Trudeau Hits One MP, Grabs Another

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sadiq Khan pledges to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Once a leftie liberal always a leftie .

  • Clinton congratulates first Muslim mayor of London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Certa Cito
    British Royal Signals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 7:56:54 PM PDT · 41 of 110
    Peter Libra to Mrs. Don-o
    Your comment on Daniel Berrigan.

    He was more a pacifist. More like John Woolman than Karl Marx.

    John Woolman (1722-1772). I remember reading of John Woolman the Quaker, many years ago. This was of his vision of heaven and his description of the horrors of exploitation in South America. This of the hapless indigenous people forced to labour in the mines.

    Further to this I perused Wikipedia and read of his conversion to being kind to animals. All this a long way from the days of the anti-war activities. I trust that the healing might begin one day. I have seen too much tragedy in my life time.

  • Video: Police cruiser smashed in post-Donald Trump rally protest in Costa Mesa, about 20 arrested

    04/29/2016 10:59:28 AM PDT · 53 of 67
    Peter Libra to Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
    Part of your comment.

    These La Raza people and violent protestors are interfering with the citizen's rights and endangering lives.

    From up Canada way I was impelled to do some research via Wiki. This was just to try to see the "other side". I became immersed in the subject. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by the United States and Mexico in 1848. Mexico agreed to cede vast tracts of land to America. They got $15 million dollars compensation. (Smart move by America). A colossal sum in today's dollars.

    Of interest was the purchase of Louisiana from the French. Also the purchase of Alaska from the Czarist regime in Russia, for $6 million dollars. The Communists at one time said that the Russian Royal family did not have the right to sell Alaska- it did not fly of course.

    Smart business people, those purchasing such gifts for time immemorial. The original dollars spent by the donors a long time ago.

  • Bond between man and dog is closer than you thought — how canines hearts are in sync with ours

    04/28/2016 8:04:43 PM PDT · 14 of 54
    Peter Libra to Personal Responsibility
    I and my wife have exactly the same reaction when we get home. My dog is a shelter dog, half German Sheppard and half golden Labrador. She is now 12 years old. When we went up to the local Humane Society facility, my wife was asked to walk the dog. This was to see if everything was going to be all right. The dog refused to return to the shelter.

    She had been rejected by two previous would be adoptive owners. My daughters told my wife - you cannot take that dog- it's crazy. She did, of course. Yes, incredible how she barges right out to the front steps- we have to force our way in (laughs). Demands to be taken out to the park, keeps me in shape.

  • Flooded With Migrants, Germany Struggles to Integrate Them

    04/28/2016 9:02:14 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    I should clarify the methods are used for ordinary Canadians on social assistance (Welfare)’ Ie: Low monthly payments and compulsory menial tasks (work fare). The new “refugees” get over double the welfare rate and free accommodation for two years.
    It is thought that in two years they will fit in perfectly with the rest of we peasants- oops! persons.

  • Flooded With Migrants, Germany Struggles to Integrate Them

    04/28/2016 8:54:51 AM PDT · 28 of 33
    Peter Libra to reaganaut1
    A few thoughts on just how persons get integrated into a demanding system that requires work ethics. I am speaking from old country experience and then migrating to Canada in 1955.

    One goes to school where lateness is frowned on. Where submission to the authority figure is absolutely demanded. This is a preparation of sorts. Then - if not to higher education, to work. There are demands in Ontario, and certainly in Michigan, at a minimum or slightly better wage level. Keeping to time, performing the work demanded. The criticisms of the authority. For a person to maintain this for years, demands stamina. Few give working people credit for doing this.

    I read a book on vagrancy in England by Philip O'Connor. He said that once a man tastes "freedom" from work and lives " on the road". He rarely gets back to work. In short, the shock to the system of the grind of work is too much. The new immigrants are utterly unprepared for the work ethic. They are like a dead weight on society. Ontario's answer is (One) pay so little it does not beat working. (Two) Have "work fare". Insistence on work fare, which means tasks set out for them to perform.

    All in all a depressing situation- for those that toil.

  • R.I.P. Madeleine Sherwood, Mother Superior on 'The Flying Nun'

    04/26/2016 7:43:00 PM PDT · 19 of 24
    Peter Libra to Morgana
    Ditto that.

    It might be just me though. It seems that in the past two months the passing of a number of entertainment personalities seems to be increasing. I shall always remember the piercing voice of the Reverend Mother as she got the attention of the flying num.

    Sister Bertrille

    She certainly reached a considerable age, bless her.

  • Lena Dunham: ‘100 Percent’ Chance I’m Moving to Canada if Trump Wins

    04/26/2016 9:55:13 AM PDT · 58 of 71
    Peter Libra to hecticskeptic
    Your comment on #20.

    Otherwise, I would hope that she would start to the end of the line like a zillion other people.

    In Canada, the CBC has widely viewed series called Border Crossing. It has cameras placed in the airport at Vancouver BC. Persons coming in from generally from Asiatic, third world countries and also the United States are profiled. Both men and women customs officers are seen on camera. The female customs officers are ultra polite, they do not indulged in slurs.

    So precise and perceptive are they, I have chills watching them. Sure there is a three month visitors visa available. Persons try to creep in on this permit. Ah yes, the phone calls to a female's boyfriend who is supposed to accommodate her. The scrutiny about their finances. The searching of their baggage. The detective like questions which tend to show they if they going to try to work (a no no).

    They kicked out an American at one border point because they thought he would get prescriptions in Canada- he had a suitcase full of medication.

    She ain't no refugee (chuckle).

  • Post Your William Shakespeare Observations

    04/23/2016 4:01:34 PM PDT · 139 of 188
    Peter Libra to onyx; PJ-Comix
    Thanks Onyx for your kind word.

    I did however quote from the modern text. I will put the matter right on this St. Georges Day also. Hamlet muses on the relics dug up by the churlish gravedigger- also a bit of a wit.

    There's another, why may that be the skull of a lawyer? Where be his quillities, his cases, his tenures, his tricks? Why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel. And will not tell him about his action of battery?

    Great to read Free Republic on this day of Shakespeare's birth.

  • Post Your William Shakespeare Observations

    04/23/2016 10:33:43 AM PDT · 79 of 188
    Peter Libra to PJ-Comix
    Shakespeare was said to have a distrust of the legal profession following his encounters with those worthies. The gravedigger observed by Hamlet clearing old bones, making room for new burials brings up a lawyers skull.

    Hamlet holds forth.

    There's another. Could that be a lawyers skull? Where's all his razzle dazzle legal jargon now? Why does he allow this idiot to knock him in the head. Instead of suing him for assault and battery.
    Act 5 scene 1 page 5

    Shakespeare muses on what all human beings are finally reduced to. Their power and influence no more.