Posts by Peter Libra

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  • Salon.com: "If You're White, You're Racist"

    03/28/2015 9:24:28 PM PDT · 55 of 66
    Peter Libra to rightistight
    I had tried to find out the racial makeup of the executive staff of Salon. I was not successful. Chances are they are lily white.

    Up Canada way for years Conservatives have boiled with indignation at the famous Toronto Daily Star. Referred to as the Toronto (Red) Star and said to be the left of Pravda.

    Finally a number of Conservatives saw the light and just sat back and had a great belly laugh at this publication. Perhaps Conservatives in the USA should just sit back and laugh at Salon. They are a joke of course. I did read in my checking on Wikipedia, they have had money troubles in the past. Not wishing them any ill in this respect, but who knows, they may say the outrageous to beef up sales. JMHO

  • Daycare worker eyes appeal after being sued for contacting Children's Aid Society [Canada]

    03/27/2015 9:34:22 AM PDT · 12 of 14
    Peter Libra to Squawk 8888
    Just talking to my youngest daughter. CAS came around to the house because my grandson was talking about he a friend punching each other. A couple of mischievous lads of five years old. Silly talk. CAS thought the father was encouraging this, indeed he was discouraging this conduct.

    The CAS worker made a few notes and the whole thing was passed over amicably.

    Sometimes a little commonsense and less overkill works wonders. Still 10,000 dollars not to be sniffed at.

  • Daycare worker eyes appeal after being sued for contacting Children's Aid Society [Canada]

    03/26/2015 9:53:22 PM PDT · 3 of 14
    Peter Libra to Squawk 8888
    Good to read that a fund has been set up to aid the unfortunate daycare operator.

    It would be interesting to know of the background of the parents. Toronto does have an inclination to weigh heavily in favour of minority persons who bring law suits.

    Who knows?

  • Bergdahl describes maltreatment at the hands of the Taliban

    03/26/2015 11:04:58 AM PDT · 55 of 61
    Peter Libra to PROCON
    On this subject what defeats me is a seemingly lack of forensic medical evidence. Perhaps such forensics have taken place though. What I am saying is that any person alleging in minute detail of being tortured carries the evidence on them. Could this man have suffered as he claimed and then walked around jaunty and without effect?

    We in Canada were taken for $10.5 million in the case of one Maher Arar. Compensation for their "mistake". Tried to sue the USA as well. He was a Syrian national with Canadian citizenship. Canadian security informed American counterparts in New York that Arar was landing from Tunisia. He was shipped to Syria in 2002. Nearly a year in a 3feet x 7 feet deep cell, beaten with cables. So he said.

    A week after release he was as sharp as a matinee idol. This safe in Toronto. The left wing media howled to high heaven about the rotten Canadian government in calling him a threat. From his description of torture, he would have been lucky to be in a wheelchair. Should have been on a stretcher maybe.

    No one ever thought to have him carefully examined. Few dare call him for what he is, now living and being a so-called human rights guru. Excuse my off topic rant.

  • Media Hail Monica Lewinsky: New Feminist Icon?

    03/25/2015 6:16:33 PM PDT · 40 of 43
    Peter Libra to Baynative
    Your comment.

    I've always felt a great deal of sympathy for ML and the way she was treated by the media while Bill skated off unscathed.

    Taking into consideration that a young vulnerable woman was suborned by the actual President, I am with you. How many other young women would have been so manipulated by this uncaring man? It seems that to keep the incident in the public eye is the worse for her.

    I hardly know what course she should take. As a father of two daughters I have a different view from many.

    Sometimes there is no damn justice.

  • Looking for Flannery O’Connor on Her 90th Birthday

    03/25/2015 9:08:57 AM PDT · 2 of 4
    Peter Libra to Borges
    Thanks for this informative post.

    I have my much thumbed copy in paperback titled "Three by Flannery O'Connor. I also read and re read "The Misfit". The story of an ordinary family on route to East Tennessee.

    Although I do not know the author's views on capital punishment, such a story gives a brilliant picture of a psychopath. Further more, the character is not approached using a judgmental view by the author. It indicates the folly of trying to redeem the likes of the Misfit. A chilling portrait indeed!

  • NYT: ‘Jealous,’ ‘Hoarding’ Americans Should Let in 11 Million Immigrants—Annually

    03/24/2015 8:04:51 PM PDT · 18 of 29
    Peter Libra to E. Pluribus Unum

    Thomas Friedman of the New York Times has a splendid mansion set in pristine woodland. Perhaps he could at least house some new immigrants in the various properties around the main building. That is if they were unable to access suitable lodgings elsewhere.

  • WHAT IS OWED TO THE SERBS.

    03/24/2015 2:51:41 PM PDT · 50 of 65
    Peter Libra to ek_hornbeck
    Sadly I remember the immense propaganda machine that was the American and Canadian news media. I remember the "authoritative" information about the "mass graves". The maximum bodies found, (I stand to be corrected) were a few hundred and spread apart.

    Louise Arbour of Canada was described by two Canadian lawyers as the "unindicted war criminal". She was the UN human rights guru. Ammanpour was guilty as well. I understand Hilary Clinton had urged Bill Clinton to do what he did.

    The shouts of "ethnic cleansing" to describe the actions of the Serbs were parroted incessantly. This by the North American media. Female anchors were using this phrase, often with a rasp in their voice. It was in fact a description of what has happened in Kosovo to the Serbs. The figures are available.

  • Anti-American NDP opposes extension of ISIS mission

    03/23/2015 6:06:03 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    Peter Libra to sparklite2; molson209
    Was it the NDP that managed to run Ontario for a while?

    For what it is worth, here is the skinny on the ill fated running of Ontario by the NDP. Over twenty years ago.

    The Liberal Party boasted they had balanced the budget. It was found to be a deficit of 3.8 billion. The press then savaged that government. Crying out about deceit. Enter the NDP. First year in office, a deficit of 20 billion. Standard and Poors said the financial rating was in danger of being reduced below the A status. Next year cutbacks by the NDP and a deficit of 8 billion.

    It had been a pork barrel for the NDP supporters. There were demonstrations as the money tree was cut off. Ministers were jostled by picketers.

    The NDP ran Ontario into a debt which has never been close to leveling off. They will not run Ontario again methinks.

  • Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?

    03/23/2015 1:10:27 PM PDT · 70 of 119
    Peter Libra to Jack Black
    Your statement.

    The term "Natural Born Citizen" is not defined in the US Constitution, nor is it elaborated on in the US Code.

    Short and straight to the point. In short, the qualifications for being president depend on whatever agenda persons may have. Just a humble opinion though, from me.

  • Anti-American NDP opposes extension of ISIS mission

    03/23/2015 10:40:15 AM PDT · 3 of 5
    Peter Libra to molson209
    The Canadian television media already shilling for one Thomas Mulcair NDP leader,(who may be the next Prime Minister of Canada) so they say.

    Shameless corrupt manipulation of so called "news".

    Will the Canadian public be deceived by it?

  • Alabama Fugitive Kelly Lynn Miller Back in US After Deportation From Thailand

    03/21/2015 9:42:49 AM PDT · 33 of 37
    Peter Libra to nickcarraway
    Poor woman.

    One wonders if many drivers could have been in the same position at one time. This in their whole driving careers. Just happened to have a drink too many and got back safely to where they lived. They may have had a near miss or two.

    There, but for the grace of God go I.

  • Geraldo to Fox & Friends: I’ve Been Warning You People About Netanyahu for Years

    03/20/2015 9:30:08 PM PDT · 68 of 87
    Peter Libra to BerryDingle; 2ndDivisionVet
    Jerry Rivers is like a 62 Ford Falcon without any muffler.

    Geraldo never a favorite of mine. Still he is proof of the 1st Amendment, since he gets away with a lot.

    I know this is off topic but your mention of the Ford Falcon rang a bell. I have been very fortunate in my purchase of automobiles, except the 1964 Ford Falcon Station Wagon. Oh boy, engine developed "blow by" puffing out white smoke. From Canada crossing into Michigan I was told "don't bring that thing over here again".

    Previously I travelled long distance from Toronto and the rear adjustable window stuck down..... ok ok. excuse the ramble. I have stuck with Dodge ever since. Their Mini Vans made up for the grief of that Falcon.

  • White Students Banned from ‘Anti-Racist’ College Meeting because of their Race

    03/17/2015 7:22:11 PM PDT · 46 of 46
    Peter Libra to DocRock
    Ryerson University Toronto Ontario Canada.

    The subtle and not so subtle war on whites gathers momentum. I wonder if ever there will be a backlash.

    Some has said something on these threads and I cannot place it. That spiteful persons of minority status aided by white flunkeys, are trying to turn being white into a secondary status.

  • [Canadian] MP tells niqab-wearers at oath ceremonies to 'stay the hell where you came from'

    03/17/2015 6:29:56 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    Peter Libra to rickmichaels
    From the text.

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spoken strongly against wearing the niqab in citizenship ceremonies, but his office admitted Tuesday that Miller's comments went too far.

    The helmsman at the wheel of the ship of state. Steer her straight Prime Minister. (chuckle).

  • Professor: You Still Have "White Privilege" Even if you "Survived a Nazi Concentration Camp"

    03/16/2015 9:55:30 AM PDT · 27 of 116
    Peter Libra to rightistight

    The inner misery within her twisted mind and hate filled soul is her punishment.

  • Our Lady Conqueror of Muslim Hearts: The Virgin Mary's Coming Conquest Of Islam

    03/15/2015 7:47:14 PM PDT · 17 of 57
    Peter Libra to Salvation
    I will bookmark your careful and informative links.

    I am reminded of a saying to this effect. Those who do not learn the past lessons of history, are doomed to repeat it's mistakes. (Or something like that).

  • University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed Due to Video of Racist Chant

    03/12/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · 208 of 213
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    Whoops! My bad. Two posts - sorry.

  • University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed Due to Video of Racist Chant

    03/12/2015 11:20:45 AM PDT · 207 of 213
    Peter Libra to PapaBear3625
    Your post #201 most apt.

    This of the death threats to people who absolutely had nothing to do with the stupid video chants of these unwise youths.

    I have raised the question of "Shelf Life". It is the one area to be hoped for. Again and again some person who has committed a folly re the Orwellian politically correct juggernaut, is thus victimized.

    I had tracked number of cases. It seems that as volatile and ongoing as it seems, the case may wither on the vine. Fatigue sets in. John Rocker of baseball is an example. Now look at the police officer who went in after the youth in an apartment, he shot him as he was being beaten. I stand to be corrected, but it is dying down fast.

    Can the relatives of these foolish youths just get on with life, this time in one month? Will the youths this time next year slip into happy oblivion? Lots more stuff likely to happen and bring fatigue for the ugly Orwellian lefties.

    Excuse my rant.

  • University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed Due to Video of Racist Chant

    03/12/2015 11:20:33 AM PDT · 206 of 213
    Peter Libra to PapaBear3625
    Your post #201 most apt.

    This of the death threats to people who absolutely had nothing to do with the stupid video chants of these unwise youths.

    I have raised the question of "Shelf Life". It is the one area to be hoped for. Again and again some person who has committed a folly re the Orwellian politically correct juggernaut, is thus victimized.

    I had tracked number of cases. It seems that as volatile and ongoing as it seems, the case may wither on the vine. Fatigue sets in. John Rocker of baseball is an example. Now look at the police officer who went in after the youth in an apartment, he shot him as he was being beaten. I stand to be corrected, but it is dying down fast.

    Can the relatives of these foolish youths just get on with life, this time in one month? Will the youths this time next year slip into happy oblivion? Lots more stuff likely to happen and bring fatigue for the ugly Orwellian lefties.

    Excuse my rant.

  • University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed Due to Video of Racist Chant

    03/10/2015 3:48:41 PM PDT · 167 of 213
    Peter Libra to manc
    People would rather get upset over this video than address the real crimes.

    Sadly years of liberal propaganda and trumped up "outrage" have taken their toll. This of the bastion of free speech - the United States of America. People have had it so ingrained in them to express "horror" at some niggling off hand statement. In their own minds they have to lead off to show their conformity.

    Bring it down to basics and ask them about some brutal attack for laughs such as "knockout games". See if they could actually see what is a subject for outrage. Just my humble opinion here.

    I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    (Attributed to both Voltaire and Edmund Burke.

  • University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed Due to Video of Racist Chant

    03/10/2015 7:06:01 AM PDT · 152 of 213
    Peter Libra to Oliviaforever
    On your post #74.

    Please forgive me if I have not interpreted your statement properly.

    If this purports to be physical violence on these stupid youths, then to do so is a criminal office. People do not like certain people of course. To beat up on such stupid youths could lead to injury, even death. See hazing.

    It is the law written large regarding assault. The NFL does not need any more problems. Please excuse the ramble.

  • University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed Due to Video of Racist Chant

    03/10/2015 6:55:18 AM PDT · 151 of 213
    Peter Libra to wardaddy; ilovesarah2012
    Your post #126 noted.

    We see a whole population absolutely cowed by political correctness. A few stupid young men and it is blown up to be a major event.

    A political party could arise and in one case already has. A dynamic leader is needed. How the average Joe cannot see the facts such as you posted is beyond me. We may be digging our own graves- or the graves of children. South Africa should be a show piece. The whites fled and left much intact. Seems quite a messy place in parts.

    So called World opinion and sanctions broke South Africa. the perpetrators now carefully avoid anything negative in SA. They of course ,live in comfort .security and freedom elsewhere.

    Excuse the rant. We need a leader!

  • University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed Due to Video of Racist Chant

    03/09/2015 8:51:32 PM PDT · 123 of 213
    Peter Libra to ilovesarah2012
    Always something comes up such as this to feed the vile holier than thou liberals. The squawking and posturing about words. These foolish youths lead with their chins on this one. More white guilt coming up.

    The incredible power of political correctness shown in Canada. One Peter Mansbridge, the iconic television broadcaster held forth. "Their lives could be ruined for ever" he intoned. One shudders when one reads of brutal thuggish youths. Certainly exist in Canada as well as the USA. A few short weeks later, nobody gives a rap- except their victims. Often escape confinement in the first instance of crime. These fraternity youths did not lay a glove on anyone- just mouthed off. Orwell was right, thought crime and so on.

    lives ruined for ever.

    Indeed.

  • Wisconsin police fatally shoot black teen, prompting protest

    03/07/2015 9:45:30 AM PST · 25 of 39
    Peter Libra to acw011
    Useful information.

    I cannot wait to read the sworn statement by the unfortunate resident. Survived being choked probably to death.

  • Wisconsin police fatally shoot black teen, prompting protest

    03/07/2015 9:33:29 AM PST · 22 of 39
    Peter Libra to acw011; Olog-hai
    Prompt work on your part. Looks like you have the right individual. I saw elsewhere that what prompted the police action, was that a man was jumping in and out moving traffic. He was said (I repeat only said) that he was hitting vehicles with his hands.

    Another tragedy and it will be exploited for all it is worth. I know in Canada if such and incident occurred the police would have been all over it. Weapons at the ready.

    Sad, no winners here. I pray it will all die down in due time.

  • Why ‘Jihadi John’ did not have a job

    03/05/2015 8:33:28 AM PST · 5 of 5
    Peter Libra to Sean_Anthony
    We learn that the family even those not known to be in England get 40,000 pounds sterling welfare a year. Also rent free in a million plus house.

    I was mere lad of 16 years in 1947 in England. Council house (low cost housing) was about two pounds weekly. Woe betide anyone who did not answer the rent collector at the door. Those who did not go on from elementary school to more education had to jolly well work.

    "Look sharp" the older workers said. "fair days pay means a FAIR days work" It was work always predominant. Slackers got no mercy. Excuse the rant, those old codgers must be turning in their graves. That devil Jihadi John had a blooming paradise compared with us snots of the post war years. Crazy fool who looks over his shoulder every day.

  • Ten Migrants Killed, Over 1,100 Rescued from Mediterranean Within 24 Hours

    03/05/2015 7:42:50 AM PST · 11 of 11
    Peter Libra to Pearls Before Swine; artichokegrower
    But, they need to be returned from whence they came right now, perhaps with a few weeks provisions.

    Certainly would be a positive move, no matter what shouting and screaming would occur. Italy had a good idea at first. They established a holding camp on Lampedusa Island. Bed and board, but confined within fences. It was not to the liking of the boat people. They did riot and break out, going into the Italian residences kitchens for food.

    The camp could hold about 1,200 and became hard to manage. The unfortunate authorities were then forced to relocate new boat people to the mainland. They wanted to go to the most lucrative welfare systems in other European countries.

    What a terrible mess and not the fault of Italy or any other Western nation.

  • Ships Can’t Cope with Flow of Immigrants in Mediterranean

    03/05/2015 6:50:11 AM PST · 7 of 9
    Peter Libra to PapaBear3625
    It is an invasion. If Western countries are not willing to use lethal force to stop it, they WILL be overrun.

    I have my copy of Camp of the Saints printed by the Social Contract Press. I drove down to Petoskey, Michigan to get it and to take a nice drive from Canada.

    Kindly as I am toward my fellow human beings- yes, draconian measures may be the only solution. The first disaster however implemented, would stop the flow. Also prison for any crew would be a good move.

  • Sen. Cruz Compares Nuke Deal to Munich, Netanyahu to Churchill

    03/03/2015 9:28:59 AM PST · 18 of 28
    Peter Libra to Borges
    Chamberlain seemed to have gotten a lot of undeserved historical rancor. Yes, I certainly agree. With all respect to those who disagree, I think the rancor has become standard fare - repeated until persons believe it unconditionally.

    I do remember England as a child. WW1 saw 900,000 British dead. 160,000 war widows. Thousands of amputees and gas victims. Britain's gold was expended. She initiated paper money and all gold sovereigns called in. Britain was exhausted and just trying to muddle through the end of a depression.

    Persons deny the splendid efforts post Munich to build an all-metal fighter force. Only six were operational at Munich speech. I have it that a thousand Hurricane and Spitfires were ready in Sept. 1939.Even the bombers were mostly canvas strengthened with dope- re the Wellington bomber.

    Molders of the Luftwaffe got a 100 kills over canvas WW1 vintage Dutch, French, and Polish aircraft. He had an all metal fighter. Imagine- 100!They never had a chance. Our guys would have with their new fighters.

    Excuse the rant

  • Austria is taking controversial steps to tighten a 100-year-old ‘Law on Islam’

    02/26/2015 7:50:52 PM PST · 28 of 29
    Peter Libra to Lurkinanloomin
    Woops!

    I did not see that you had already aptly described the great victory of the Polish hero over Islam. This in 1683.

    Welcome to the club!

  • Austria is taking controversial steps to tighten a 100-year-old ‘Law on Islam’

    02/26/2015 7:36:16 PM PST · 26 of 29
    Peter Libra to Noamie; NRx
    Very apt comments here. I have studied a little history about the great menace to all Western civilized Europe. The mighty Ottoman Empire twice sent huge forces to take Vienna Please excuse the history if anyone already knows of it.

    1529. Siege of Vienna. Ottomans defeated.
    1683.Siege of Vienna. Ottomans defeated.

    The forces of Islam made the attempt to subjugate Europe. A great pair of victories. They who ignore the lessons of the past are thus doomed to make terrible mistakes (or something like that) Excuse the rant.

  • Mysterious Woman From Canada’s Rapid Rise In ISIS Puzzles Intel Analysts

    02/04/2015 7:20:06 PM PST · 41 of 51
    Peter Libra to Linda Frances; blam
    I am absolutely in agreement with your carefully worded statement. A little slapdash myself, I am afraid. The Prime Minister's reply to the press was very succinct on our troops in a firefight. He said that if our troops are instructing Iraq soldiers are fired on- we will kill them (ISIS).

    Our American friends should be aware much of the Canadian Press. Like sharks, they came in for the kill. Crying that the Prime Minister said Canadian troops would not be in combat. They thought they saw the moment when the Prime Minister could be brought down.

    They care not for the facts, just flunkeys and lackeys of those who dislike P.M. Harper.

  • Coast Guard Rescues Dog from Icy Lake – Your Feel Good Video of the Day

    02/04/2015 6:39:58 PM PST · 9 of 24
    Peter Libra to artichokegrower

    Thank you for the post and video. Lovely stuff, well done the Coast Guard. I have a part German Sheppard/Golden Lab, a shelter dog. Got quite emotional- silly me!

  • Army Deletes Tweet About ‘Chinks In Armor’ After People Cry Racism

    02/04/2015 10:34:39 AM PST · 63 of 63
    Peter Libra to cripplecreek

    I know you will be aware of the ceremony yesterday honouring the Brigade in Washington DC. A Calgary newspaper titled it- A long time coming.
    14 Canadian vets along with their American band of brothers got the US Congressional Medal. This was a one award for the group. They will each get a replica in bronze.
    Well done gentlemen! we could sure use a Devils Brigade today and for you know who! (smile)

  • Army Deletes Tweet About ‘Chinks In Armor’ After People Cry Racism

    01/31/2015 12:39:18 PM PST · 52 of 63
    Peter Libra to cripplecreek
    Your post #27 re Canadian and American co-operation in defeating the Nazi Forces appreciated.

    By way of a little extra news, Canada has sent about 70 special force soldiers to help the Iraqis with knowledge and knowhow with tactics etc.

    It so happened that while the Canadians were pinpointing targets with technical devices, they were fired on by Isis. They fired back.

    The cries of protest came from the opposition. They accused the Prime Minister of falsely saying Canadian troops are not "boots on the ground, but advisers. Prime Minister Harper stated that Canadian troops are instructing allies. He said "If they (Isis) fire on us - we will kill them.

  • Army Deletes Tweet About ‘Chinks In Armor’ After People Cry Racism

    01/31/2015 10:19:57 AM PST · 24 of 63
    Peter Libra to Rides_A_Red_Horse; rktman
    It seems George Orwell was a few decades off when he wrote "1984".

    True observation by yourself. On a lighter note- and someone has to laugh sardonically, I remember WW2. The "blackout" was enforced by newly appointed Air Raid Wardens. Very officious some of them were. I remember a voice saying to the householder.

    'Ere, you've got a bloomin' chink in your curtain".

    Ooh! the racist devil! (sarc)

  • BILL MAHER BLASTS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER,’ CALLS CHRIS KYLE A ‘PSYCHOPATH PATRIOT’

    01/24/2015 12:09:12 PM PST · 42 of 50
    Peter Libra to Polynikes
    On the Battle of Saratoga, which my countrymen lost, it gives me a chance to mention this book.

    Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World.
    Sir Edward Creasy.
    1851.

    I like to repeat this story of gentlemanly behaviour at the time. British Major Ackland was wounded and in American hands. His wife, Lady Ackland insisted the British commander Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne that he give her a letter to American General Gates for safe conduct. She resisted advice and proceeded the American lines.

    The sentry could not believe his ears and called for back up. He was superstitious and the clear tones of a woman calling out spooked him. Finally they held fire and she was conducted to her husband. All aid was given to him.

    True this has nothing to do with the post, for which I ask largesse. To recall the incident of the death of General Fraser, the account stated that two American officers viewed Fraser and his damaging directions. One said "That man must die". Such is war and now history.

    As for Maher, I will not waste invective on such a man. Another ramble by me.

  • Winston Churchill: How a flawed man became a great leader

    01/23/2015 12:00:06 PM PST · 33 of 42
    Peter Libra to gr8eman; sparklite2; fuzzylogic
    fwiw

    1945 British General Election, Woodford, Essex.
    Winston Churchill (Conservative 27,688 votes. A Hancock (Independent). 10.488.

    A majority of 72.53%. The political party actual designates the leader, not the public, of course.

  • Winston Churchill: How a flawed man became a great leader

    01/23/2015 10:50:24 AM PST · 21 of 42
    Peter Libra to sparklite2
    On the other hand, the Brits did dump Churchill from office before lionizing him later.

    He did hold his own constituency in the 1945 election. His party was dumped and thus he lost power. I clearly remember that election as a small boy. The awful postwar years of WW1 were fraught with unemployment in Britain. The hard line old Tories were known to be unyielding to the unemployed. Not Churchill though.

    The leftists dealing on pure emotion as usual, said the Conservatives would bring back unemployment and misery. All lies of course. People had been so happy with the full employment of the WW2 years, now they were scared. The famous cartoon of the "Sunday Pictorial" showed a gaunt woman kneeling down scrubbing a floor. Nothing to do with unemployment. The theme was hammered home -Conservatism equals unemployment.

    The Conservatives under Churchill got back in power after five years hiatus. I got back from National Service overseas under a Conservative government. There was absolutely full employment under their new regime. The public had been coerced with pure fear.

    Please excuse the ramble.

  • Paris mayor to sue Fox News over ‘no-go zones’ slur

    01/20/2015 5:11:14 PM PST · 23 of 24
    Peter Libra to CatherineofAragon
    I note your remarks and agree. I am glad you were able to hold your own against this thought and mind control. My wife is a liberal socialist (bless her). She was born in England 1939. She emigrated to Canada in 1961. She had to take Canadian citizenship to continue teaching special education.

    At Heath Row Airport seven years ago, she returned for a reunion. A muslim woman customs officer cross questioned her. This was in a most adversarial manner. Remarking that two months stay was rather long. She asked other probing questions. On my wife stating she was still a British citizen, the woman slapped her passport down hard. She was waved through.

    Her brother in law is a minority person. As they drove through certain districts, they had to check the door locks. Her sister said "they are all muslims in this district. The psychological cunning of these people is mind boggling- a fine art by them.

  • Paris mayor to sue Fox News over ‘no-go zones’ slur

    01/20/2015 2:52:28 PM PST · 15 of 24
    Peter Libra to wtd
    Governor Jindal ran into some heavy indignation recently in London, England. He backed Fox News and said there were no-go areas in England. A CNN reporter from London, got quite hot under the collar. "Name one street," he rasped. I believe the irritated man was a Max Foster. The Governor stood his ground, but appeared taken aback by the man's vehemence.

    It is George Orwell's 1984 nightmare come true. These people hold two separate beliefs at one time. Political correctness fear drives them to actually deny what they know to be true.

    British people know of the awful things happening to women. Women who just happen to be in those areas. They know of beatings to unwary "trespassers." Never mind the name of the street.

  • Boom: Canadian troops and ISIS exchange fire in first confirmed ground battle in Iraq

    01/20/2015 9:36:00 AM PST · 15 of 15
    Peter Libra to Bulwyf
    Thank you for the clarification of the real reason for Canadian involvement. Just one more thing and it may be my view only.

    Evan Solomon interviewed a government representative. This when the news broke of the recent firefight. He had that slight agitation in his voice. Seeming to try to denigrate the integrity of Prime Minister Harper. One could ask what are troops who are advisors supposed to do when fired on? Maybe just me though.

  • Boom: Canadian troops and ISIS exchange fire in first confirmed ground battle in Iraq

    01/19/2015 7:40:23 PM PST · 11 of 15
    Peter Libra to Migraine; SeekAndFind
    Go you Canucks! Kick some A!!!

    Well said, if a little direct. Gives me a chance to hold forth on the Canadian Press. Scared stiff of insulting our Canadian troops, they keep sniping away at the Canadian Prime Minister. He said he would not have the troops in a shooting war, they wheedled.

    The Canadians are in the position they were in the Serb/Croation conflict of 1993. They were peacekeepers. The Serbs were pictured as the evil ones by the press. This in both the USA and Canada. The Croats had wiped out two Serb villages. The Canadians were supposed to go through Ottawa to ask permission to defend the Serbs. The Commander of the Light Infantry Regiment took the initiative. Firefight at the Medak Pocket.

    It was hushed up until 2002 when the medals were handed out. Saving the helpless Serbs was not on the news agenda in 1993.

    Excuse the ramble. but much of the press does not approve of hard hitting military action. God Speed Canada, says I.

  • Michael Moore Fires Back at ‘American Sniper’ Accusations: I Didn’t Mention the Film

    01/19/2015 6:04:04 PM PST · 74 of 86
    Peter Libra to South40
    Yes, Michael Moore just does not get it. He needs to read a bit of a young officer's account of his service on the Afghan frontier; Winston Churchill. Even better, read this book.

    A Prisoner of the Khaleefa: Twelve Years Captivity At Omdurman.
    Charles Neufeld.
    HardPress Publishing. Originally G.P Putnam.(1899).

    The 1914-18 War was fought between predominantly Christian nations. Brutal as it was, rules were followed. Prisoners on both sides were hospitalized.

    Neufeld was rescued in 1898 by Lord Kitchener's British, Egyptian and Black Sudanese troops. The Sudanese cleaned up on the Dervish Islamic remnants. They slaughtered the wounded Dervish. The British press Johnnies embedded with the victorious army protested. They wanted civilized rules.

    Neufeld said let them go and minister to the dying Dervish. Their chums will write their obituary. He stated that the Dervish will fight to the death and the kindness of enemies is repaid with treachery and death.

    What I am trying to say is that the Taliban and Al Quada cannot be beaten by conventional rules. They do not observe any rules. Moore is applying different standards at different times. To ask the fighting forces to use some sort of rule enacted by some desk bound individual, is utterly ridiculous.

  • Government Tells Mosques: Force Out The Preachers of Hate [Preachers of Islam?]

    01/18/2015 5:32:44 PM PST · 23 of 25
    Peter Libra to Steelfish
    I understand that in the UK there are severe laws enacted against "Hate". I read on FR sometime back that a man got into a heated argument with his neighbour. It was about American actions against Iraq. The neighbour was a muslim.

    The Englishman was threatened with imprisonment and evaded it by taking sensitivity training. This by a court of law.

    The arrant cowardice of it all!

  • South Africa power blackouts problematic for ANC as poor claim unfair targeting

    01/16/2015 8:22:49 PM PST · 15 of 31
    Peter Libra to junta; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    I read your remarks and do concede you have a point. However, the utter frustration felt by people like myself, brings on sarcasm and so on. My anger is directed against the anti-apartheid activists in my native country England and to some extent in Canada.

    Where are they today? One can make an educated guess. In England living in neat semi-detached villas. A nice recreational park close by. A friendly Bobby on the beat- or a the beck of a cell phone call. The white South African, if rich, living in gated, electronically controlled enclave. Of the lesser South African whites I am dubious about their peace of mind.

    Yes, snide could not describe my invective regarding the liberal white activists safe and sound elsewhere. Excuse my ramble. We had only one power outage in my neighbourhood in Canada for years. I would not wish an outage on anyone.

  • Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities: Obama

    01/16/2015 12:11:20 PM PST · 43 of 87
    Peter Libra to ilovesarah2012
    With respect to the Office of the Presidency. It might be appropriate to remind the President of the 2005 tragedy in London. Four British Islamic youths with backpacks set them off, three in the London Underground Railway. The other went off on a London bus.

    52 innocent travellers were killed and 700 persons suffered various injuries. All had at least lower or ordinary middleclass upbringing. A journalist held forth with absolute self pity. I will never forget his words- quote fairly accurately.

    They played cricket, they went to school, they ate fish and chips, they drank Tizer (popular red fizzy pop). Why?

    The quote about the pop drink seemed to draw ridicule and was redacted. Not integrated into society? Think again Mr President!

  • The French (at last some French) are the Courageous Ones Now

    01/14/2015 8:22:06 AM PST · 42 of 44
    Peter Libra to DesertRhino
    I had viewed your posts rather late and thank you for your much more comprehensive knowledge on the subject of French valour in Mexico.

    I am that old and I remember the BBC bulletins in England the year 1954. The two months death struggle for the Vietnamese City of Dien Bien Phu.(French Indo China). A bitterly fought battle with the Viet Mihn. The French inflicting four times their own casualties. It is debatable. but it has been said that if America had thrown in their forces, the French could have won. Thus no debacle as we all know, regarding that country.

  • The French (at last some French) are the Courageous Ones Now

    01/13/2015 8:25:38 PM PST · 27 of 44
    Peter Libra to DesertRhino
    Your post with kind words for the French had me digging up a few facts. I remembered some sort of annual ceremony observed by the French Foreign Legion.

    30th April 1863. The Battle of Cameron, in Mexico.
    62 Legionnaires and 3 Officers.
    800 Mexican Calvary and two thousand foot soldiers.

    The Mexican officer called on the French to surrender twice. "Merde"was the reply. Finally a surrender was accepted. 43 French dead, 17 wounded. 190 Mexicans died. Some of those 17 wounded died. Major Campos said "These are not men, they are demons", surveying the carnage

    Excuse the ramble. However you might agree that to give a blanket condemnation to a whole country is not just. Each country has legends of at least one great act of courage by it's soldiers.

    The Universal Soldier ( Hank Williams Sr).