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  • Pro-Gay Marriage Senator: Irish Vote Will Lead To Change Like Soviet Revolution

    05/23/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · 18 of 35
    Peter Libra to silverleaf; 2ndDivisionVet
    Anyone who romanticizes the Bolshevik Revolution should watch the movie Dr Zhivago again.

    The Russian royal family as you will know were faced with these same Bolsheviks. The more moderate revolutionaries were displaced and the Bolsheviks murdered the whole family together. Children were included.

    I would like mention studies given the quiet treatment by the MSM. The violence in relationships, both male and female, within the homosexual "community" are much higher that straight people.

    The IRA murdered their own kind after the establishment of the Irish Free State. Michael Collins comes to mind.

  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/18/2015 9:38:10 AM PDT · 304 of 325
    Peter Libra to BeadCounter
    Whoops! I did not notice your link #178 to the Southern Ontario massacre at Shedden. Well before I posted a rough outline. Just hearing about massive police arrests down in Texas of bikers. One figure was 165 of them. Hope they could find room in a jail.

    Going to be quite a process to sort them all out, I would think. Still the law shows it's teeth here.

  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/17/2015 8:32:20 PM PDT · 239 of 325
    Peter Libra to jocon307; BeadCounter
    Further to my post on Bandidos massacre in Ontario, Canada. Seems an "El Presidente" from a chapter in the United States ordered Canadian Bandidos to kill the eight men.

    "The Canadian Chapter is finished". he said. Never brought to justice if that is true.

  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/17/2015 8:07:32 PM PDT · 229 of 325
    Peter Libra to jocon307; BeadCounter
    Just to fill in some information from up Ontario, Canada way, though nothing to do with Texas. It was in 2006, at the tiny community of Shedden, Ontario. It was the biggest mass killing for years in Ontario. Eight members or associates of the "Bandidos" were found dead in vehicles by a farmer. Other individuals had decided to kill them. Also believed to be loosely connected with that gang.

    Heavy penalties were handed out totalling 44 counts. Only last year, were three of the men appealing their sentences. I cannot really get to the reason for the deaths, but one version was they refused to go to Winnipeg. This was over a 1000 miles away and it was to attend a funeral of a Bandido.

    Damn glad I live in Northern Ontario.

  • BREAKING & NSFW: Here Are #Amtrak Engineer #BrandonBostian’s Disturbing **** Pics

    05/17/2015 4:20:43 PM PDT · 140 of 198
    Peter Libra to MeshugeMikey; Enterprise

    If this man feels the heat, he could always ask for a polygraph test. Or maybe an authority could enquire if he would submit to one. (just a thought here).

  • Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck Before It Derailed, Officials Say

    05/15/2015 8:09:36 PM PDT · 234 of 366
    Peter Libra to Theo; MeshugeMikey

    I hope his PC hard drive is seized.

  • SA:Girlfriend fires 2 Shots at Armed Home Invaders; video

    05/14/2015 7:21:03 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    Peter Libra to 2banana; marktwain
    Nadine Gordimer. 1915-2006. Noted Anti-Apartheit activist. Was attacked by black intruders. Refused to go into gated community when urged by friends. I would suppose that to have to go into a heavily fortified enclave, would prove something. It would expose her ideological dream as a nightmare.
  • SA:Girlfriend fires 2 Shots at Armed Home Invaders; video

    05/14/2015 7:12:06 PM PDT · 9 of 15
    Peter Libra to 2banana; marktwain
    She should be arrested for racism.

    Of course I recognize this as sarcasm. Now that there is a significant application of laws and by a black judiciary. White people are at an incredible disadvantage. There is a question here.

    Could she, as in England, then be prosecuted for murder - or even manslaughter? To fire warning shots and get their evil selves out quickly could have served the purpose.

    I smile sadly as I read of one of the foremost anti-apartheid women, an author. White of course. She now lives in somewhat nervous circumstances, as thugs broke into her house and shoved her maid aside. She was lucky, possibly they recognized her and only stole a few things including her wedding ring.

  • SFC Christopher Speer Is Dead; Omar Khadr Is Free

    05/10/2015 8:40:04 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    Peter Libra to Ethan Clive Osgoode
    We can agree to disagree. Your detail of those who awarded Arar honours seem to me to be the Canadian left.

    I will concede errors were made in the Arar case. His description was of being months in a 10 foot X 7foot cell, beaten with cables. Mouse droppings seeped down into his cell, said he. A few days after arriving in Canada he looked sharp and well rested. A careful forensic medical team could have verified whether his account was true. He should have been hardly able to walk if he was thus treated.

    Council of Canadians Human Rights Award etc. What a laugh!

  • SFC Christopher Speer Is Dead; Omar Khadr Is Free

    05/10/2015 6:49:00 PM PDT · 5 of 13
    Peter Libra to george76
    I hope Freepers will bear with me as this is my third post on the subject. Michelle Malkin is absolutely right in remembering the victims of this man. This includes the family members.

    Prime Minister Harper instructed government lawyers to oppose bail for Khadr. He still has to face a trial I believe. A Queens Bench Court judge of Alberta, granted bail. Again Canadian government lawyers appealed this verdict. The next judge threw out the government case. Both judges are women.

    Prime Minister Harper went on television and decried the court's decision. He flatly stated Khadr committed murder. He offered condolences to the family of the murdered American Army Medic.

    Not Canada here, but the activist judges who abound in Canada. That kind of judge is also active in the United States.

  • SFC Christopher Speer Is Dead; Omar Khadr Is Free

    05/09/2015 8:14:33 PM PDT · 16 of 17
    Peter Libra to Perseverando
    Just to clarify what actually occurred here. The Prime Minister of Canada instructed lawyers to oppose any attempt to free Khadr. Our Canadian system of law is very much like American law in some respects. The government is not all powerful over the courts.

    A judge ordered Khadr released on bail, while he appeals his sentence. She was of the Alberta Queens Bench. The government then took that verdict to another court and appealed the decision. The second judge, also being a women, threw out the government appeal.

    Prime Minister Harper appeared on television. He decried the decision. He repeated that Khadr committed murder and other offences. He gave his condolences to the family of the American medic who was killed by Khadr.

    Friends, it was the Black Robes who did this. Same as they have done in the United States against the public will.

  • Pamela Geller Is Not "Morally Responsible" for the Terrorist Attack in Texas

    05/09/2015 7:12:21 PM PDT · 27 of 30
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    A well worn and effective device used here. If one wishes to publish a view that may well draw some fire and indeed some contumely, use it. Thus one deflects some of the vituperation that might come one's way. While I do not disagree what was written in this biography, I would like to give an example.

    Robert Payne wrote "The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler". A masterful work. In the introduction he savaged Hitler and his gang with a burst of invective. He poured it on. Why not? He had to guard against the usual reactionaries, who might think he tried to show a human side of a young Hitler. This in the early days of that man's life.

    It is the safest way to get one's point across and deflect the vitriolic naysayers. It works!

    I call the professor a bigot. I call the man an ungallant cad. Then our world is full of these would be censors. If they want YOUR opinion they will give it you.

  • 'Free to go': Omar Khadr out on bail

    05/09/2015 1:58:32 PM PDT · 18 of 29
    Peter Libra to Bulwyf
    There's no justice when we let guys who kill our best friends and allies go free.

    Sun Media Poll. Re whether Khadr should be trusted.
    Yes 9%
    No 81%
    Don't Know.9%.

    I would wonder if the enthusiastic supporters of Khadr would still feel the same. This if their father/brother/relative were killed and or blinded in one eye as was the other American.?

  • 'Free to go': Omar Khadr out on bail

    05/09/2015 9:39:22 AM PDT · 12 of 29
    Peter Libra to bob_denard
    Whoops! A correction in order.

    The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Justice, June Ross, granted Khadr bail. Oh dear I have maligned the Supreme Court of Canada. Apologies.

  • 'Free to go': Omar Khadr out on bail

    05/09/2015 9:31:41 AM PDT · 11 of 29
    Peter Libra to nuconvert
    Another article said he had to live with his lawyer

    That is right and we were insulted by CBC, the main television behemoth in Canada. I will put this matter into the proper perspective as Canada is not responsible for this "freedom". Prime Minister Harper and the official government lawyers strongly opposed this release of Khadr. Americans will surely know the chagrin many of us feel. This is the reason.

    A Supreme Court judge overruled Harper's lawyers and released Khadr. How many times in the USA have Supreme Court judges gone in the face of States Rights etc.? The lawyer, one Scottish born Edney, went on T/V and called our Prime Minister a "bigot", he added that Harper "hates muslims." Now for the other part. Lawyer Edney and his wife will board Khadr. The neighbourhood bought forth women putting out flowers for Khadr at the Edney residence.

    Ok everyone excuse the rant. I had to put it in perspective. Black Robes rule (dammit).

  • 'You want to kill her! You want her to die! Hannity, Pamela Geller against Muslim Imam [John 16]

    05/07/2015 10:43:53 AM PDT · 9 of 40
    Peter Libra to Jan_Sobieski
    Taking into consideration the charges and convictions of ordinary Englishmen for some "racist" statement, this is an indication. A man supporting the attack of Saddam's Iraq, argued over his garden fence with a muslim. The argument got heated and he was charged. I think he had to go for "re education ".

    That the authorities in England are shivering moral cowards. Frightened of their own shadow. Feeding the crocodile hoping it will eat them last.

    This man is the absolute proof.

  • Bush celebrates Mexico in Spanish-language Cinco de Mayo video

    05/05/2015 11:46:29 AM PDT · 22 of 26
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    From the text:

    Cinco de Mayo is an honorable date when Mexico, our neighbor bravely defended itself against foreign intervention.

    A little reminder of another brave defence against a foreign intervention. Sam Houston, American commander against General Santa Anna of Mexico. The Battle of San Jacinto. April 21st 1836. Near La Porte. Texas.

    Wikipedia informs us.
    Mexican surrender and retreat to the Rio Grande.
    Casualties: 630 Mexican dead. 9 American dead. Texas thus remained Texas. The Texan forces were well aware of the uncivilized treatment of a defeated enemy by Santa Anna and his men. They had to win, else face another Goliad. This where the garrison surrendered to Mexican forces and most were murdered.

  • Kentucky Derby-goer from Canada murdered when returning to hotel after race

    05/04/2015 3:37:18 PM PDT · 40 of 42
    Peter Libra to madison10; Ken H
    That doesn't explain Michigan. We're still high. Detroit and Flint mess with the averages.

    As interesting and informative as the map shows rates of crime, there is a difference. Definitely the two cities mentioned really distort the overall picture. I went to the statistics of our American sister city, Sault Ste. Michigan. Zero homicides in 2014 and as far as I know, none in this year. Somehow that massive bridge over the Mackinac Straights brings one to another world. In fairness, the lower peninsula below the bridge seems very, very crime free.

    Sometimes statistics are not always the whole picture.(Excuse the ramble).

  • Kentucky Derby-goer from Canada murdered when returning to hotel after race

    05/04/2015 2:45:51 PM PDT · 37 of 42
    Peter Libra to JudyinCanada; golux
    No Canadian I know thinks this way. It's a sad story.

    Ditto that. I live at the border between Ontario and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Never any rhubarbs regarding the differences. So dern nice to drive over the International Bridge and know people like you, if you act decently. I will concede that the CBC and sometimes the CTV make these politely guarded put downs of the USA. I wince when I hear and see the smugness of it all.

    I remember when following a kidnapping of a person in the USA, some of the main Canadian media took a stance that "it could not happen here". Seems like ages ago when poor Laporte was kidnapped and murdered in Quebec. Then we had the FLQ terrorists. We are all vulnerable as human beings to thugs. Thugs who know no borders.(Excuse the sermon).

  • S. California victim of baseball bat hate-crime attack dies

    05/03/2015 10:34:30 AM PDT · 24 of 32
    Peter Libra to xrmusn
    Believe in England even if you catch a perp in your house and assist him in assuming room temperature, you are likely to be charged with excessive force/ and or be charged with owning a gun.

    Sadly only too true, as was indicated in the celebrated case of Farmer Tony Martin. In 1999, after being burgled ten times and furniture stolen, he obtained a shot gun. His farm was a remote dwelling. Three individuals styled as so called "travellers"( itinerant losers posing as gypsies). burgled him again. He shot downwards as they ran. The 16 year old Barras bled to death. No one near to get help.

    Martin got 9 years prison. A public outcry got him parole after 3 years. Originally charged as "murder". Also with not having a gun licence. Barras had 29 arrests on his record. At least the system gave the other two with Barras 3 years and 30 months durance in jail.

  • BRAZEN BILL and daughter inspect Foundation projects (elite entourage unmasks wretched excess)

    05/01/2015 11:37:08 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    Peter Libra to Liz
    Rush Limbaugh had mentioned the ratio of payments to an actual cause. He used 85% administration and salaries to 15% for the cause. I checked and it is accurate for the 2009-2012 period. More disturbing were the more recent figures which took into account the carnage in third world countries. It read as 141 million taken for the Clinton Foundation and 9 million actually dispersed. Thus about only a 6% actually given to the specific causes.

    From up Canada way I must mention to be fair, about many so-called non-profits. While some do conscientious valuable work, it seems 85% for the administration and salaries are prevalent. Yet the average citizen in both countries are prevailed on again and again to give.

    Hard to know what heck to do sometimes, when one is torn inwardly by the commercial appeals.

  • Six officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

    05/01/2015 11:26:01 AM PDT · 24 of 105
    Peter Libra to VeniVidiVici

    Rules For Radicals.
    Saul D. Alinsky.
    Random House. New York. 1971.

    Among his rules for the virtual destruction of an old fashioned America is this one.

    Pick the target, freeze it. personalize it, polarize it.

    One could study the outrageous statistics of black on white violence. This taking into consideration the per capita ratio of whites to blacks. Nary a peep from the MSM. Yet this two or three isolated cases bring out the agitators and mindless thugs.

    Alinsky dances with delight amid the flames of hell. (jmho).

  • British Muslim Politician: ‘Never Ever Will I Drop That Low and Support the Jew’ Ed Miliband

    04/29/2015 2:44:48 PM PDT · 14 of 18
    Peter Libra to Michael van der Galien
    It has been posted previously on FR that Minister Miliband had declared that "Islamaphobia" should have new and special laws enacted to make it a criminal offence. I went to Google to confirm. The Muslim News in England posted an interview with Editor Ahmed J.Versi and Mr Miliband recently. The minister emphasised his intention to enact laws to criminalize so-called Islamaphobia.

    As a Jewish person, he should now know what is only too evident. This is that the more accommodation, the more consideration given to certain adherents of Islam, the more contempt. The contempt for those who grovel and supplicate in their behaviour should be obvious. The militant Islamists only respect the "strong horse".

    Shades of Lord Allenby, whose forces destroyed the forces of the Ottoman Empire in 1917.

  • Sheriff Clarke: Why are we surprised at sub-human behavior in American ghettos?...

    04/29/2015 1:48:54 PM PDT · 27 of 32
    Peter Libra to ETL
    He obviously was referring to their behaviour.

    Yes, a valid point. The English language does have qualifiers of course. Inhuman behaviour, Thuggish behaviour and so on. Usually the left uses the slightest word to devastating effect. Often quoted completely out of context and with glee. The fact of the Sheriff being black should throw their elegant backsides for a loop. Leave them mumbling and fumbling.

    Excuse this ramble.

  • Read an Eye-Witness Account of Mussolini’s Final Moments

    04/28/2015 10:25:16 AM PDT · 16 of 36
    Peter Libra to Borges
    A little known fact here. See Wikipedia. Mussolini tried to destroy the Sicilian Mafia. In 1924 he appointed a prosecutor and imprisoned over 11,000 of suspected organized criminals. With the demise of Mussolini, back came the Mafia.

    I remember a British MP at the time, saying that it was wrong to summarily execute Mussolini. That he should have been brought to trial. He was shouted down. The actions of any mob, in this case the Italian communists, are often horrific. Mussolini's mistress, had not committed any crime.Still, the old adage "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" holds good.

    We see today the actions of a mob to exact "justice". It is not pretty.

  • New File: "Donation-Gate" (The Clinton Foundation)

    04/26/2015 7:19:57 PM PDT · 19 of 24
    Peter Libra to MeshugeMikey; JPG
    I did see a run down of the application of the Clinton funds.

    141 million collected and 9 million dispersed to the actual cause. I have never been able to understand that kind of human greed. Is there not even a twinge of conscience? I know also in Canada the same kind of greed exists in "non-profit charities". Though some are very circumspect, many take 85% to "administer".

    When it gets to only 1% or none at all for the charity itself, the authorities then end their tax free status.

    So it goes.

  • SBS reporter Scott McIntyre sparks outrage on twitter with ‘despicable’ Anzac comments

    04/25/2015 8:21:30 PM PDT · 38 of 48
    Peter Libra to naturalman1975

    Your last paragraph adds to my knowledge and is a point well taken here.

  • Most Britons have no idea about Waterloo

    04/25/2015 8:04:17 PM PDT · 94 of 100
    Peter Libra to apostolic; DeaconBenjamin
    Your post #79 of the lady talking to the taxi driver.

    Called over my wife and she laughed. I will save it for my friend from the Elephant and Castle. All expats in Canada.

  • SBS reporter Scott McIntyre sparks outrage on twitter with ‘despicable’ Anzac comments

    04/25/2015 7:13:09 PM PDT · 30 of 48
    Peter Libra to naturalman1975
    A few months ago I would have agreed on the absence of Canadian troops at Gallipoli. I notice the tribute to a small contingent of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli. 40 of their number are buried there.

    Just that Canadians either were very reticent - or more likely uninformed of the few who went to Gallipoli.

    Hope you will not mind this comment.

  • French may be enforced on all flights to Canada

    04/25/2015 10:03:40 AM PDT · 21 of 76
    Peter Libra to clintonh8r
    Minorities are far more tyrannical than majorities.

    I have noticed the aspect of recognition and some input being given to minorities. It seems that certain of their number then are given to petty nitpicking. They can make it very uncomfortable in a country like Canada. My native Country England is far, far worse. People threatened with jail on the word of some nasty individual of minority status.

    My adopted city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario had passed a resolution about 25 years ago in City Council. This was to employ English only during the Monday regular council meeting. A fire storm broke loose. A woman,choking with emotion on the local radio show, claimed conventions were being cancelled. She said business owners were planning to relocate to other cities. She said SHE was leaving. (All nonsense)

    The local council meetings at the time took about three hours and often long drawn out. One public gallery member could have demanded translation and the employment of a translator. A six hour session. It was then found out that 93 municipalities had the same resolution passed.

    Excuse this rant. I myself boarded with French Canadian working class people in my city. The most hospitable and kind people I have met. They seem not to give a care about nitpicking. Some Muslim persons are masters in playing these games. Are a rarity where I live

  • Feeling glum? Move to Switzerland! Swiss nation is the happiest on Earth, with America 15th

    04/24/2015 11:35:54 AM PDT · 19 of 41
    Peter Libra to rktman
    A somewhat misleading survey. I have never been to Switzerland myself. It is so small perhaps it can fit in as an entity. America and Canada so huge that certain areas are vastly different than others. This both in climate and ethnic make up.

    For pure happiness one could view the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when the REAL spring finally hits. This would include their neighbour in Ontario, Canada. Snow yesterday and it ain't here yet. When it does, it is all smiley face!

  • 'The Bronx Bull' is another shot at the story of boxer Jake LaMotta

    04/24/2015 11:19:27 AM PDT · 7 of 10
    Peter Libra to EveningStar
    That he at 93 years of age is still mentally with it, is a remarkable phenomenon. He used to take two punches to give one it is said. One never knows what gift heredity, or whatever it is, defies almost every instance.

    I was a boxing fanatic in my younger years. Saw many big fights in England 1945-1954. I read of a huge underground facility in England during the cold war. Later it was turned into a research storage area of deceased persons brains. Contained in jars.

    Boxers were identified. To my concern, all had brain damage. Most suffered from Parkinson's disease. Fine looking athletic men at the time of their heyday. I have not watched or paid to see any boxing since.

    My hobby is FR and American Western History. (oh oh! too much of a ramble by me)

  • Rupert Brooke 100 years after his death

    04/24/2015 10:37:51 AM PDT · 28 of 29
    Peter Libra to dfwgator; Eric Pode of Croydon
    I would like to acknowledge your replies. Not too often that I have three responses. I had to do some reading on the Schlieffen Plan. Good for the mind at my time of life.

    On a lighter note I would like to quote a music hall song following the reluctance of British manhood to break down doors. This of the recruiting offices. By the way,Some cunning recruiting sergeants let 16 year olds lie and signed them in as of military age. Got a bonus for a head count. Some boys shot for "cowardice" later. Crying in the trench and refusing to go on.

    Take my muvver, take my farver, take my sistah and my bruvver.
    But for Gawd's Sake, don't take me!

    London accent added.

  • Rupert Brooke 100 years after his death

    04/23/2015 5:46:52 PM PDT · 21 of 29
    Peter Libra to Eric Pode of Croydon; centurion316
    I wonder if he would feel the same had he lived to see Gallipoli,the Somme, Verdun,and Passchendaele..... A fair point and well taken here. Wilfred Owen, who was a British officer wrote some very telling poems about the actual war in the trenches. The previous war which Great Britain defeated the South African Boers 1898-1901, cost lives. The music hall song "Goodbye Dolly, I must leave you" epitomised the public acclaim for this war.

    The recruiting centres in WW1 were overwhelmed in 1914. Excitement was in the air and the music halls did their job. By 1916 however, the news filtered through. Horrific casualties, the lice, the cold, the trenches. Men slaughtered by the tens of thousands. Sent against machine gun fire regardless.

    The recruiting offices were deserted and the War Office threatened dire action if a million men did not volunteer forthwith. There were over one million, six hundred thousand applications for deferral. Then conscription took place.

    Excuse the ramble, but Brooke had not got a clue. Nor had the initial excited young men who lined up in 1914. Stories abounded when I was a child in England about the dodges used by men to escape the horror of the trenches.

  • Rupert Brooke 100 years after his death

    04/23/2015 4:45:16 PM PDT · 17 of 29
    Peter Libra to centurion316; Borges
    Thank you posting his poem - The Soldier.

    I went up to my store of books in my attic. Once again I perused my Sidgewick & Jackson copy 1950 28th reprint. I know that Brooke was taken ill in Egypt. He was on the way for the great but tragic enterprise at Gallipoli. He unwisely discharged himself from hospital to be with his men. He weakened from blood poisoning and died aboard ship en route.

    Brooke was a romantic and saw himself in the mold of Spartan warriors of another armada. This was of the Greeks who went to Troy. This was to take the beautiful Helen back to the Greek king. She had absconded with a Trojan Prince.

    In keeping with the poem he was buried on a small Greek Island. It is beautifully kept and friendly Greeks take a few odd pilgrims to pay homage.

    Excuse the ramble. I shall once more chuckle over Brookes poems to the girls who rejected him. They liked him, but opted for an established man with a professional occupation, to compliment their life style. Brooke as an absolute romantic had no career plan, save writing and travelling.

  • We’re ALL Out of Africa

    04/14/2015 12:12:46 PM PDT · 18 of 23
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    This can be a touchy subject more so in my native country England and my adopted country Canada. It is absolutely politically correct to say we are all "out of Africa". I would presume the phrase may have come from a novel of that name. This is unless the woman novelist used such a phrase. I have seen these divisions.


    I know that a university professor who was an anthropologist of thirty years experience was hooted out of a university. This was in the 1960's and in the United States. The perpetrators were students who objected to his statement that the four groups evolved separately. Some students! Possibly some of the same jokers who destroy people today for some slight remark about race.

    The old Luftwaffe dropped a bomb on Swanscombe, Kent 1940. Excavations revealed the remains of a hominid who used tools. Swanscombe Man. He was 400,000 years old.

    I remember a London, England, anthropologist on Canadian T/V a year ago. She was talking about anthropology and used the term "Out of Africa" ten times. She sure covered all bases with this. She was spared the usual politically correct ninnies who abound in Canada. Regardless of the whole situation, it seems to me that the invention of machine tools, stamps one group as distinct in one sense. This in living far better lives than many of the others. Not without some pain however, with the exploitation of the poorer classes ie:The Industrial Revolution. (Just a few thoughts here).

  • Obama Is NoNeville Chamberlain

    04/08/2015 9:42:53 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    Peter Libra to garjog
    I note your comment and it is noted that the British aircraft industry went into overtime production in the interim. About 13 months to bring in the all metal fighter planes which were crucial against the all metal Luftwaffe fighters. I read they had a 1000 Spitfires/ Hurricanes ready to go. Molders, the foremost German air ace, had a field day against the vulnerable French, Polish, Dutch airmen. He had over a 100 kills. They were made of non-metal construction WW1 type vintage.

    Somebody did their homework. It is true that Winston Churchill by then, was urging these intense preparations. Alas, Chamberlain became a symbol for appeasement. Right or wrong one can take one's choice.

  • Obama Is NoNeville Chamberlain

    04/08/2015 7:42:53 PM PDT · 9 of 23
    Peter Libra to clearcarbon
    England is fortunate to have had Chamberlain instead of Obama.

    Some critics of Neville Chamberlain ignore the fact that it was he who gave Hitler the ultimatum September 3rd 1939. Hitler was to give the order to withdraw German troops from Poland, within about 24 hours. Few people critical of Chamberlain will ever concede what that declaration of war meant. Few men in history have ever had to make such a terrible choice.

    I remember the war from start to finish.

  • This Is What Happened When Maine Forced Welfare Recipients To Work For Their Benefits

    04/08/2015 6:57:43 PM PDT · 47 of 61
    Peter Libra to Jack Hydrazine
    Whoops! Just did my homework by using Google. The 4000 Somalis are one big problem. Nobody deserves this. I saw an insert of white people holding up signs "We are one people". Backing the largely indigent migrants of course.

    It never fails. (sigh)

  • This Is What Happened When Maine Forced Welfare Recipients To Work For Their Benefits

    04/08/2015 6:51:15 PM PDT · 45 of 61
    Peter Libra to Jack Hydrazine
    I happened to remember on FR about three years ago or so, the story of Lewiston, Maine. It appears that the Somali population based around Atlanta, Georgia were faced with welfare cuts. This along with anyone else on welfare.

    An exodus took place to the most generous welfare area. Someone told them Maine. I read that the Mayor of Lewiston pleaded with the "Somali Community" of Georgia to not send any more people. He was promptly called a "racist". The hitherto available resource centers and financial outlets were being taxed to the point of collapse.

    Someone there even employed a Canadian woman adviser on how to successfully integrate Somalian residents into the culture. Oh no! exclaimed I, another well meaning bureaucrat. I wonder if anyone from Maine knows just what is the situation regarding this sudden influx into a peaceful society?

  • Buy, buy miss American pie: Singer reveals meaning behind iconic hit

    04/07/2015 8:29:49 PM PDT · 110 of 113
    Peter Libra to 9thLife
    Just heard on Canadian T/V.

    $1.200,000 manuscript was sold for this sum. Yes, one point two million dollars.

    Hope this makes Don happy.

  • Buy, buy miss American pie: Singer reveals meaning behind iconic hit

    04/06/2015 5:01:38 PM PDT · 21 of 113
    Peter Libra to ROCKLOBSTER
    But what the hell does it mean?

    No expert here, but I thought that it was after the aircraft crash that killed Buddy Holly of the Crickets. A well known singer got bumped off the flight and took a Greyhound bus.

    The song seemed to be trying to explain why the world seemed so empty. This after the plane crash.

    Who really knows?

  • Buy, buy miss American pie: Singer reveals meaning behind iconic hit

    04/06/2015 4:56:26 PM PDT · 15 of 113
    Peter Libra to 9thLife
    bye-bye Miss American Pie
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Blasts Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law: ‘As a Republican, I’m Furious’

    04/03/2015 7:28:06 PM PDT · 64 of 76
    Peter Libra to Steelfish

    They don’t have a 1st Amendment in Austria. He does not think it is needed in America obviously.

  • The Ghastly Shadow of Munich

    04/03/2015 9:35:29 AM PDT · 30 of 34
    Peter Libra to gr8eman
    I have carefully noted your comments on the events that lead to the irrecoverable decision to promote the war. One point of view of others,you have stated. This view does not put Winston Churchill in a favourable light. It is easy for wishful thinking and I have engaged in it myself. So much misinformation exists. Chamberlain's statement that "Hitler has missed the bus" was construed to mean the Germans were willing to negotiate a cease in hostilities. I bought into it.

    The statement was made to mean that had Hitler have attacked Britain in 1938, he would have had an immediate success. Churchill was kind enough to deliver a eulogy a few days after Chamberlain's death in 1940. He was a broken man because of the perfidy of Hitler.

    Excuse the ramble and I shall have to do more reading of Hess and his flight.

  • The Ghastly Shadow of Munich

    04/02/2015 6:32:56 PM PDT · 27 of 34
    Peter Libra to gr8eman
    I have perused your comments and do agree. I will repeat what you will already know, but it might escape others. The ultimatum to Herr Hitler was delivered by Neville Chamberlain. This was to withdraw his troops from Poland. Hitler never believed that Chamberlain would declare war.

    I remember.

    I will never know in my lifetime just how close an agreement could have been fashioned. True, Hitler was a liar and had lied twice. Pretty hard to judge whether the whole thing could have been avoided.

    That is another story.

  • The Ghastly Shadow of Munich

    04/02/2015 6:14:34 PM PDT · 25 of 34
    Peter Libra to Kaslin
    It is a waste of time for me trying to reason regarding Neville Chamberlain and Munich. The only thing I offer is the utter exhaustion of my native country Britain after WW1. 900,000 dead. 160,000 war widows. The gold reserves gone, replaced by paper money. The shell shocked ex soldiers, the amputees, the survivors of gas attacks.

    Enough said!

  • Gay Marriage Isn’t About Justice, It’s About Selma Envy

    03/31/2015 3:02:58 PM PDT · 7 of 15
    Peter Libra to driftless2

    I agree with your statement. I does give me a chance to clarify what I was trying to say. Yes, it is the militant homosexual advocates who may disturb peoples lives and who give the homosexual a bad name. Their pet smear of “homophobia” is very effective. As for those who do not interfere with anyone else and live their lives unobtrusively, I am supportive of their privacy.

  • Gay Marriage Isn’t About Justice, It’s About Selma Envy

    03/31/2015 2:00:26 PM PDT · 5 of 15
    Peter Libra to C19fan
    The old fashioned usage of the word gay makes it all the more galling to older people like myself. The word has been stolen.

    Difficult to realise that the popular cartoon show closed down so long ago. (1966) It was the Flintstones. The saga of a stone age family and their easily recognisable problems.

    The opening introduction mentioned "We'll have a Yabba dabba doo time, a dabba doo time. We'll have a gay old time". All old fashioned family stuff. Historically the gay cavaliers were swashbucklers, drinkers, cavalry soldiers. They enjoyed their "wenches" as well.

    Many Gays are not gay by any means. If miserable internally, they seek to spread their misery.

  • CNN’s Dana Bash Tries to Take Out Ted Cruz, Fails Miserably

    03/30/2015 11:31:08 AM PDT · 17 of 53
    Peter Libra to Michael van der Galien
    This woman got quite interrogative when facing Representative Boehner two days ago, on CNN. I wondered about the arrogance she has. I have to say her participant seemed somewhat phased at times. This was my view though.

    Why these persons cannot follow the tenets of first class journalism ,is because they are biased. Nothing but a vast propaganda machine for whatever cause they believe in.