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Posts by Peter Libra

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  • Johnny Horton: The Battle of New Orleans

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

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

  • Johnny Horton: The Battle of New Orleans

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

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

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

  • The Mayflower Compact

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cataracts

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

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

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

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

  • Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your turn to speak the lines Ms. Couric.

  • Shunning refugees is no answer to terror

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

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

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

  • Ten Reasons Why Islam Is Not a Religion of Peace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "Hissy Fit".

    CNN pretty nearly is having one.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mob Rule Demands in Higher Education

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

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

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

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

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

    There are ALL KINDS of "British accents".

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

    11/08/2015 9:56:05 AM PST · 16 of 22
    Peter Libra to cloudmountain; Berlin_Freeper
    There are ALL KINDS od "British accents".

    Yes very true.

    Fwiw. In 1979 a serial killer was on the loose. He murdered unfortunate women who thumbed rides with truck drivers. An individual sent an audio tape to the leading police officer, taunting him about the killings he(voice) had done. It was a strong "Geordie" accent. This being Newcastle on Tyne. Quite different that a Yorkshire accent.

    The police were observing a Yorkshire man - Peter Sutcliffe, had strong feelings he was the killer. The whole investigation switched to the "Geordie". Meanwhile Sutcliffe murdered three more women. Sutcliffe finally caught by good honest police surveillance.

    25 years later the police got a tape of one John Humble, a Newcastle man. Forensics identified him. He got eight years in the slammer. A bit of a long screed by me, but if the swines ever got tape recorded and identified elsewhere, the authorities could forensically identify them.

  • Das Tomb: Karl Marx's Resting Place Has an Entry Fee

    11/07/2015 8:54:35 PM PST · 17 of 25
    Peter Libra to Patriotic1
    Saw "New Posts For You" when I got back to FR. Thought I was to get some flak, maybe I will but can I take it in good part. Another great book on the East End of London is:

    The People of the Abyss.
    Jack London. 1908.

    American author London, bought second hand clothes and slummed it in the East End. He said he was a sailor down on his luck. He slammed the British Empire for it's rotten treatment of the poorer classes. With which I had to agree. Better things came with David Lloyd George and his old age pension and workman's compensation 1911.

  • Das Tomb: Karl Marx's Resting Place Has an Entry Fee

    11/07/2015 8:33:48 PM PST · 15 of 25
    Peter Libra to pieceofthepuzzle; SoFloFreeper
    I note your remarks and will wisely keep out of the discussion on the character of Karl Marx. Working class myself from London. I would like to say something having read of the London life of Marx. My own history is of having ancestors in London from 1844. The struggle for survival in Victorian London is well documented.

    London Labour and London Poor.
    Henry Mayhew

    The saving grace of that era is that though Marx was chased from Germany, Belgium and France. It was London that gave him political asylum. It did so for many others. Marx did not suggest anarchy in England itself. True he would have been severely dealt with, had he had done this.

    Marx was shaped by the misery he saw about him. (Excuse my rant).

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils diverse cabinet in touching ceremony (Barf)

    11/05/2015 9:42:49 AM PST · 31 of 49
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Whoops! Sorry my bad. Double post.

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils diverse cabinet in touching ceremony (Barf)

    11/05/2015 9:41:58 AM PST · 30 of 49
    Peter Libra to Buckeye McFrog; Impy
    Your post #3.
    Re: Harper Derangement Syndrome.

    There is an uncanny coincidence here. This is of the massive juggernaut that is the MSM in both USA and Canada. It indicates certain forces have gained control.

    Two men, one the President of the United States, the other the Prime Minister of Canada. The two main factors in my opinion that have destroyed or sharply set back powerful politicians. They are (1) Financial dealings that are illegal. (2) Dalliance with women while married.

    Both George W. Bush and Stephen Harper were squeaky clean regarding these two entities. Included in that are certain persons in power abused their underlings. I know of no such complaints re the two men.

    Yet both took the full brunt of what I would called thinly disguised hatred. The constant nit picking in the media. Something smells with the MSM.

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils diverse cabinet in touching ceremony (Barf)

    11/05/2015 9:41:55 AM PST · 29 of 49
    Peter Libra to Buckeye McFrog; Impy
    Your post #3.
    Re: Harper Derangement Syndrome.

    There is an uncanny coincidence here. This is of the massive juggernaut that is the MSM in both USA and Canada. It indicates certain forces have gained control.

    Two men, one the President of the United States, the other the Prime Minister of Canada. The two main factors in my opinion that have destroyed or sharply set back powerful politicians. They are (1) Financial dealings that are illegal. (2) Dalliance with women while married.

    Both George W. Bush and Stephen Harper were squeaky clean regarding these two entities. Included in that are certain persons in power abused their underlings. I know of no such complaints re the two men.

    Yet both took the full brunt of what I would called thinly disguised hatred. The constant nit picking in the media. Something smells with the MSM.

  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    10/30/2015 6:29:37 PM PDT · 30 of 50
    Peter Libra to Charles Martel
    At least the professor is honest about his cowardice.

    I would also add that given the politically correct climate today, the professor has shown some courage. After all to keep one's mouth shut and murmur a few incendiary comments in private against Islam, is all too easy.

  • Ted Cruz: Let Hannity, Levin, Limbaugh Moderate Debate

    10/29/2015 8:36:03 PM PDT · 63 of 72
    Peter Libra to VinL
    Wouldn't that be a show???!!!!

    I am being completely sincere here. Rush Limbaugh and a least one other person would present a skilled and eminently fair moderation. True Rush can be very anti-liberal on his show with put downs. As a moderator he would be conscious of his own change in his position.

    If this ever happened and of course it will not, what a blow for Conservative concepts of fair play. The ultra left liberals would be expecting their own petty, self serving bias from Conservative moderators. They would not get that kind of stinking performance. (Just my humble opinion here).

  • Humblegunner is an Embarrassment

    10/28/2015 9:49:51 AM PDT · 464 of 763
    Peter Libra to Cry if I Wanna
    I have taken some mild flak in the past on FR. I would prefer to go with the more positive aspects of this thread. They heavily outweigh the negative ones. The thread would possibly atrophy without diverse entries.

    I will give an example and indeed will private reply you and also the Freeper who entered something on the about page. I have loved good literature since in elementary school in WW2 in England. Elizabeth Barratt Browning and her "How I do love thee, let me count the ways" is outstanding. I now have just found another courtesy FR.

    May it be an Evening Star shines down upon you.
    Video of Enya (female artiste. I treasure it.

  • Alberta is going to borrow $50 billion dollars over the next 5 years

    10/27/2015 5:29:31 PM PDT · 9 of 10
    Peter Libra to NohSpinZone
    And your country just kicked Harper out of office for a pretty-boy commie.

    Fwiw. Just as dismaying is the recent change of provincial government in Alberta. The Conservatives held it for 44 years. In May last there was a stunning upset. The Conservatives dropped from 70 seats to 10. A party called Wild Rose Party got 21. The winners were the New Democratic Party with 54 seats.

    We in Ontario had lost thousands of eager people flocking to Alberta for jobs. We were told of "monies were coming out of peoples ears." Still trying to understand why some people "can't stand prosperity".

  • Feds Go to Bat for Somali Muslim Truck Drivers Who Refused to Deliver Beer

    10/25/2015 6:27:08 PM PDT · 61 of 67
    Peter Libra to American Faith Today
    My Post #60.

    I did some hasty back checking and find a correction is needed. I have it that the judge found in favor of the EEOC. I believe this is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It was the jury that rendered a verdict and they took 45 minutes to do this. I am a little confused about the court procedures and the responsibility of the court. Perhaps it was out of the hands of the judge.

  • Feds Go to Bat for Somali Muslim Truck Drivers Who Refused to Deliver Beer

    10/25/2015 5:40:36 PM PDT · 60 of 67
    Peter Libra to American Faith Today

    Just a little extra information here. It may not mean anything. Judge James E Shadid rendered the verdict. His father was George P Shadid born in the USA 1929. A highly respected and successful man. His parents were both from the Lebanon and immigrants to the USA.

  • TRUMP says he will close Mosques, but slams Pamela Geller after Jihad attack as her fault???

    10/24/2015 9:47:41 PM PDT · 120 of 139
    Peter Libra to RaceBannon
    Quotation from history. Dealing with the Declaration of Independence.

    We must indeed, all hang together, or, most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
    Ben Franklin (1706 -1790).

    My humble opinion here. It is that against the incredible deviousness of these adversaries, a united front is the best form of attack. They have mastered the art of dividing one against the other.

  • $240,000 jury award to Muslim truck drivers who were fired for refusing to transport alcohol

    10/23/2015 8:07:21 PM PDT · 20 of 39
    Peter Libra to PROCON
    It looks like some animals or "religions" are indeed more equal than others. H/T George Orwell

    I can only surmise that the spectre of some distant fear within, strikes at the courts in some respects. Try getting a successful judgement regarding the abrogation of Christian beliefs. The only other fact is that according to the Peoria Journal Star. Star Transport is bankrupt. (Smart move?)

    I am indebted to the British Guardian newspaper for this information. 74 year old Karl Andree, oil executive in Saudi Arabia for 25 years, was caught with home made wine. Though it has not been carried out he was sentenced to 500 lashes. Appeals are made to PM David Cameron to intervene. Family says the relative will die if sentence is carried out.

    The Arabic high authorities must think we in the West are the biggest fools ever.

  • Canadas new made-in-USA Liberal Government

    10/22/2015 10:16:22 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    Peter Libra to canuck_conservative
    Your post #2.

    No, simply because Harper was endlessly portrayed as "mean" and "heartless" in the media when he wouldn't give in to bleeding-heart demand, he had to be sacrificed so that a "Caring" - but- inexperienced idiot culd be put in charge".

    Ditto that.

    I hope to be excused for belabouring the point. I would expect that certainly the corrupt Canadian main stream media would ignore the logistics. The general public neither know nor care about them.

    Popular vote.
    Liberal 39.5%
    Conservative 31.9%
    Others 6%

    Each time including the previous election when the Conservatives were returned, the key vote was only about 8% difference each time. This group twice made and broke a political party. This may seem as strange to the average American as the Electoral College having the final say in the American presidential election.

    Please excuse me as you probably are well aware of the logistics in our election.

  • Canadian Liberals win landslide majority in election, unseat Conservative government

    10/20/2015 5:12:09 PM PDT · 32 of 50
    Peter Libra to Buckeye McFrog
    True. But 57% very clearly voted for the left.

    Point well taken. Indeed I never met an NDP voter who would choose a Conservative over a Liberal.

    Just trying to put a brave face on this disaster. (chuckle)

  • Canadian Liberals win landslide majority in election, unseat Conservative government

    10/20/2015 1:37:20 PM PDT · 27 of 50
    Peter Libra to Berlin_Freeper
    Unfortunately the Canadian Parliamentary system certainly does not often reflect the actual voting re the popular vote. The popular vote across the board was as follows.

    Liberals 39.5%
    Conservatives 31.9%
    NDP 19.7%
    Others about 6%.

    There have been calls for proportional representation. Prior to this election, Justin Trudeau hinted he might consider it. In short, nearly 60% Canadians did not vote for Trudeau.

  • Is Justin Trudeau the sexiest politician in the world?

    10/20/2015 1:18:32 PM PDT · 23 of 35
    Peter Libra to JudyinCanada; 100American
    Canadians succumbed to Harper Derangement Syndrome and followed along like the bunch of stupid people they are and threw our country down the sewer.

    I do agree to a point and understand your frustration. It might be hard for our American friends to understand our Canadian parliamentary system. The actual figures are not so staggering as to the actual number of Canadians besotted with Trudeau. (Oh boy! I do hope my figures are right).

    Popular vote.
    Liberals 39.5%
    Conservatives 31.9%
    NDP 19.7%
    Others about 9%.

    This translated to actual seats thus.
    Liberals 54%
    Conservatives 29%
    NDP 13%
    Others about 4%.

    It makes for the old plea for proportional representation.

  • Canadian Election Live Thread

    10/20/2015 9:18:32 AM PDT · 134 of 145
    Peter Libra to Fledermaus; Nextrush
    My Post #106.

    A severe gaffe on my part. It was Mulcair of the NDP that proposed a quick million daycare places. Not Justin Trudeau. My only excuse is that the two men -Mulcair and Trudeau are both heavy on the election promises of lots more money. Trudeau may face the howls of the disappointed groups, if and when they appear.

  • Canadian Election Live Thread

    10/19/2015 8:03:32 PM PDT · 106 of 145
    Peter Libra to Fledermaus
    In regard to my Huey Long comment, I did not mean Justin Trudeau indulged in the viciousness of eliminating opponents. If the film "All Kings Men" was any criteria, it did show a character based on Huey Long. A dangerous man. What got me going was the finale of Justin Trudeau's final speech. He started to shout with a powerful delivery.

    He started to talk about his victory. He even had promised a million day care centres at 15$ per day per child. It was blunted by saying it was over an eight year period.

    He has no idea of the ramifications of a well regulated system regarding day care. Just one example of his "share the wealth" philosophies.

  • Canadian Election Live Thread

    10/19/2015 7:45:57 PM PDT · 100 of 145
    Peter Libra to Nextrush

    These figures are not the final figures though. As the other ridings come in there will be some changes. There are 328 results in and the total seats number 338.

  • Canadian Election Live Thread

    10/19/2015 7:40:40 PM PDT · 98 of 145
    Peter Libra to Nextrush
    Some figures for general information.

    Liberals 184
    Conservatives 98
    NDP 30
    Bloc Quebecois 9
    Green Party O.

    The euphoria and indeed concealed gloating by the Canadian television media is obvious. Their man is possibly a very cultured and affable edition of the late Huey Long.

  • Justin Trudeau is Canada's Barack Obama

    10/18/2015 10:38:40 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    Peter Libra to SoFloFreeper
    Yes, prayer is needed at this time. For general information I would like to make a few observations.

    Nanos Poll latest.

    Popular vote
    Liberal 37.3%
    Conservative 30.5%
    New Democratic Party 22.5%

    This poll accurately predicted an upset in Alberta's provincial election a few months ago. Conservatives defeated by the NDP, after thirty years of prosperity. I have viewed elections in Canada for over fifty years. Never have I seen such a bias and virtual shilling for one candidate who is Justin Trudeau. This unless one recalls Trudeau mania for his father Pierre.

    We have the Harper Derangement Syndrome coupled with Trudeau mania phase two. Prime Minister Harper has absolutely no scandal even whispered about him. He by nature, is not your hail fellow well met. A private person and family man. Yet the "hate" theme -"Harper must go" is the mantra of many. No real reasons why are articulated.

    There are 338 seats in the Parliament up for grabs. Harper's government has fought against the wearing of the niqab at citizenship ceremonies. They were trying to bring in Bill C-51, against the screams of the human rights Johnnies. This was to have extra surveillance of persons who might become terrorists in Canada.

  • Adolf Hitlers Manifesto Mein Kampf To Return To German Bookstores

    10/15/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT · 35 of 56
    Peter Libra to markomalley
    Correction to my post #30.

    I do my checking afterward- not wise. Hess was 93 years old. British and German political figures tried to get his release. They failed. He was found hanging with a table lamp electrical cord. Suicide was the information given.

  • Hollywood golden age ingnue Joan Leslie dies aged 90 in Los Angeles

    10/15/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · 27 of 39
    Peter Libra to DFG
    I remember as a kid in WW2 the film "Where do we go from here." Fred McMurray as the guy who was 4f and went back in time as a hero. Joan Leslie was the girl. Always remember the guy played by Fred getting his papers and marching with the army. The song was "Morale is gal that your fond of". A bright spot in our daily lives were the movies. They lined up for two hours in some cases to see a film.

    Joan quit films at 25 years of age. Married a doctor Raised two daughters who are doctors.

  • Adolf Hitlers Manifesto Mein Kampf To Return To German Bookstores

    10/15/2015 8:27:34 PM PDT · 30 of 56
    Peter Libra to Moonman62; sparklite2; markomalley
    And like most famous or infamous people he was a product of time and place as much as who he was.

    I had seen copies of Mein Kampf in a bookshop in Middlesex, England as a small child. It was 1940. Of course I was not interested in it. An act of defiance by the British methinks.

    Someone defaced a library book in Canada. It was a biography. The words were "Polish Power" in big black lettering on the cover. The library threw it out and I got it for two dollars.

    The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler.
    Robert Payne.
    Praeger Publishers. New York Washington.

    I reviewed it on my about page. A lot has been written about WW2. Including "Body Guard of Lies". I will never know in my lifetime, as to whether Hess was sent to try to gain a cessation of hostilities. At 90 years of age, just before his release, he was found hanging with electrical cord. British custody, some think murder.

    An awful question was posed and I will never see the answer. Could the German Jews have been saved? One day the facts will come out.

  • Dan Rather claims that his Fraudulent Story on George Bush was "True" on the Today Show

    10/14/2015 12:50:05 PM PDT · 36 of 41
    Peter Libra to marktwain
    Re my post #26.

    Trying to be fair. I did some research on that day in Dallas when JFK was shot by Oswald. It seems that a Methodist minister who was a liberal and Kennedy supporter was with Rather in the studio. He made a statement about the kids cheering when they heard JFK was shot. Rather had already been appraised of the dubiousness of this, by a Mr. Barker the media owner. Rather was with the minister and they ran with the story.

    Two sources claim Rather also made the statement. Pretty hard to confirm whether he did or not. He was party to it however.

  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We've got a long way to go. [FReepathon thread XIV]

    10/14/2015 11:55:21 AM PDT · 27 of 154
    Peter Libra to Jim Robinson; onyx
    Just sent a money order payable US funds via Canada to the cause. 50$ -not a lot, but an old country (England) saying.

    "Every little helps". (chuckle)

  • Condition of hospitalized Ebola nurse in UK worsens

    10/14/2015 10:00:51 AM PDT · 11 of 26
    Peter Libra to Olog-hai

    Prayers up from this corner for this lady.
    A medical miracle please. They do have these miracles.

  • Dan Rather claims that his Fraudulent Story on George Bush was "True" on the Today Show

    10/14/2015 9:28:16 AM PDT · 26 of 41
    Peter Libra to marktwain
    From the text:

    This is eerily reminiscent of George Orwell's novel "1984".

    Dan Rather represents a mind set that prevails within the mass media. I include Canada in this.

    In 1963, the news of the tragic and mindless assassination of President Kennedy was broadcast. Rather proclaimed that such was the hate in Dallas Texas, even grade schoolers were culpable of this kind of hate.

    He said when the news of the JFK death was announced in a local school, the kids cheered this. The local news boss, a Mr. Barker forbade the news Johnnies to run with it, until further clarification. They broadcast Rather's statement anyway. Barker stormed into the news room and castigated them.

    What actually happened was that a school principle, wise man that he was, decided on this course. This when the sad news was known. He came in to the assemble kids and said we are closing down the school today for a special reason. You can all go home early. The kids cheered.

    Even as late as 2011 on a talk show with one Ed Shultz, a liberal lefty repeated the Rather statement. The subject was "hate".

  • Newly Discovered Billy the Kid Photograph Authenticated

    10/12/2015 10:36:52 AM PDT · 89 of 99
    Peter Libra to lowbridge
    I did some checking, which I should have done prior to my post. Person was as follows:

    Virgil Edwin Earp (1879-1959) a nephew of the Virgil Earp. He was successful in the $64,000 question show. Won $32,000 and withdrew. Category: The Wild West.

  • Newly Discovered Billy the Kid Photograph Authenticated

    10/12/2015 10:16:32 AM PDT · 87 of 99
    Peter Libra to lowbridge
    Full title: Newly Discovered Billy the Kid Photograph Authenticated

    Fwiw. Extremely interesting to almost everyone. I had seen a 90 year old gentleman on a t/v show in 1958. He said his name was Virgil Earp. When asked about Billy the Kid, he firmly said "He was murdered".

    Two versions abound. One Pat Garratt, quickly deputized as Sherriff went to a disused cavalry barracks. The Maxwell family who were Hispanic were friends of Billy, had taken it over. Garratt had the door to Billy's room opened by Pete Maxwell. Billy woke up and asked in Spanish - "who is it? Who is it?. Garratt fired twice and backed off. A sixteen year old girl, Paulita Maxwell was sent up there two hours later to check. Billy was dead.

    Garratt published his book "The Life and Death of Billy the Kid". Garratt claimed Billy came at him with a pistol and a knife.

    The Saga of Billy the Kid.
    Walter Noble Burns.

    Part fiction part fact. Noble Burns actually interviewed persons who knew Billy.

  • Native American woman chants Down, Down USA during speech at the Million Man March

    10/11/2015 12:12:26 PM PDT · 29 of 71
    Peter Libra to bob_denard
    I bet she expects the electric lights to go on when she flips the switch.

    Courtesy of Thomas Edison and a few other white guys.

  • Furious Charity Pulls Calais Camp Funding After 'Migrants BURN Food and Clothes'

    10/11/2015 10:14:07 AM PDT · 17 of 30
    Peter Libra to ridesthemiles; nickcarraway
    Your post #7. The entire mess is an invasion by able-bodied young men who are INFILTRATING other countries.

    Never a truer word than this. Also under the International rules on "refugees," the country first entered is where they must stay. This until their status has been determined. All swept aside of course. Germany now in one heck of a mess over Chancellor Merkel's largesse.

    I hope to be excused for a little aside on this business. Canada votes on Oct 19th. The Conservative Government is under attack by the usual leftists. The corrupt television media keeps leaking "news." They are saying the cold hearted Prime Minister Harper slowed down the bureaucracy to hold back the latest "refugees". Then coming up with this gem. PM Harper instructed the Immigration people to reject "Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims".

    Leftist opposition screaming phoney outrage. Maybe an uninformed Canadian public will buy this. Simply little or no coverage on the problems in Lampedusa, Italy, Kos in Greece or in Germany. Harper painted as a cold hearted uncaring man. We others know he is not.