27.2.08

Goodness gracious me

So staid old Britain had an earthquake

Not really funny I know having been in one but I was truly not aware the UK was in the earthquake belt as my Father used to say.

Well Dad old chap I guess you got it wrong wherever you are now

Not a nice thing to go through it is true.

The epicentre as the BBC termed it was in Lincolnshire measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale

Some comments included Natasha Cavey, in Tipton in the West Midlands, said: "All my cupboard doors flew open and the whole house shook, it was unreal. I can't believe it."

David in Alrewas in Staffordshire said: "The birds were flying around like it was daylight.

"It was quite severe. I experienced the Dudley one and this was more severe.

"I went outside to see if the roof had collapsed. I could see the furniture in the room moving, it was like it was on a jelly mould."

David Somerset, 41, from Driffield near Beverley in East Yorkshire, said: "I have never felt one as strong as that one before. I was in my sitting room and the grandfather clock was rattling rather violently.

"It was very strong; I felt the whole room moving."

All this and more can be read on here BBC I must admit I had a shock to read of it as I said I was never aware that the British Isles had ever had one before

Not before time and something that all Americans need to know

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China Agrees to Open Records on MIA’S

It seems that 8,100 US Servicemen are still missing (MIA’S) from the Korean War and finally Red China has agreed to release records of these POW’s.

This took a long time even though we all trade with that particular country in fact we have for years lots of western counties do, my own in particular they flood our markets with cheap imports.

But they hung on to these records so that the families of these servicemen are still wondering what actually happened to their kin what a lousy way to conduct international goodwill.

Mind you they are quick off the mark whinging about missiles in space as I blogged the other day.

The image featured is very mild in comparison to some I saw so I will not put it on here but they appalled me and folk grumble about Guantanamo Bay I indeed thought it was bad there but nothing like Korean prison camps compare to it oh yes these camps were all administered under the control of the Red Chinese government never forget that.

They seem to have conveniently forgotten how America helped them in WW2 with brave pilots etc, the flying Tigers I think they were known as in the struggle to defeat the Japs.

Even this agreement is subject to limitations put on by the Chinese Government initially, the arrangement to be announced on Friday will not give U.S. researchers direct access to Chinese records. Instead, Chinese archivists with security clearances acceptable to the People's Liberation Army will do the document searches and turn over relevant records to U.S. analysts.

Figured there would be a catch to all this; it has I read see US Military been going on over many US administrations and even now they want control if you want the Red Chinese view click here; I never read much of their rubbish to be honest in fact it stuck in my craw to read such crap.

This is the same autocratic government that ordered it’s so called liberation army to kill its own students in Tiananmen Square a few years ago and they say we are warlike

Make up your own minds

I received an e-mail today from a friend it more or less gives the point of view of what it is like for an American Citizen to go and reside in Mexico, I must say I was staggered to say the least at the ballyhoo one has to go through when you have in the USA some Government representative's who want to give illegal immigrants certain rights like driving licences, medical help stuff like that, so I shall publish it on here.

Called an American working in Mexico

From the other side of the fence From Tom O'Malley, who was a Director with South west Bell in Mexico City : "I spent five years working in Mexico ..B and I worked under a tourist Visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working Illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval. "During that six months our Mexican and U.S. attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a 'FM3'. It was in addition to my U.S. passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara's was the same, except hers did not permit her to work. "To apply for the FM3, I needed to submit the following notarized originals (not copies): B B 1. Birth certificate for Barbara and me. B 2. Marriage certificate. B 3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation. B 4. College transcripts for every college I attended and proof of graduation. B 5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors for whom B and I had worked for at least one year. B 6. A letter from the St. Louis Chief of Police indicating that I had no arrest record in the U.S. and no outstanding warrants and, was "a B B B citizen in good standing." 7. "Finally, I had to write a letter about myself that clearly stated why there was no Mexican citizen with my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico . We called it our 'I am the greatest person on Earth' letter. It was fun to write. "All of the above were in English that had to be translated into Spanish and be certified as legal translations, and our signatures notarized. It produced a folder about 1.5 inches thick with English on the left side and Spanish on the right. "Once they were completed Barbara and I spent about five hours, accompanied by a Mexican attorney, touring Mexican government office locations and being photographed and fingerprinted at least three times at each location, and we remember at least four locations where we were instructed on Mexican tax, labor, housing, and criminal law and that we were required to obey their laws or face the consequences. We could not protest any of the government's actions or we would be committing a felony. We paid out four thousand dollars in fees and bribes to complete the process. When this was done we could legally bring in our household goods that were held by U.S. Customs in Laredo , Texas . This meant we had rented furniture in Mexico while awaiting our goods. There were extensive fees involved here that the company paid. "We could not buy a home and were required to rent at very high rates and under contract and compliance with Mexican law. "We were required to get a Mexican driver's license. This was an amazing process. The company arranged for the licensing agency to come to our headquarters location with their photography and fingerprint equipment and the laminating machine. We showed our U.S. license, were photographed and fingerprinted again and issued the license instantly after paying out a six dollar fee. We did not take a written or driving test and never received instructions on the rules of the road. Our only instruction was to never give a policeman your license if stopped and asked. We were instructed to hold it against the inside window away from his grasp. If he got his hands on it you would have to pay ransom to get it back. "We then had to pay and file Mexican income tax annually using the number of our FM3 as our ID number. The company's Mexican accountants did this for us and we just signed what they prepared. It was about twenty legal size pages annually. "The FM3 was good for three years and renewable for two more after paying more fees. "Leaving the country meant turning in the FM3 and certifying we were leaving no debts behind and no outstanding legal affairs (warrants,tickets or liens) before our household goods were released to customs." "It was a real adventure and if any of our Senators or Congressmen went through it once they would have a different attitude toward Mexico . "The Mexican government uses its vast military and police forces to keep its citizens intimidated and compliant. They never protest at their capitol or government offices, but do protest daily in front of the United States Embassy. The U.S. Embassy looks like a strongly reinforced fortress and during most protests the Mexican military surrounds the block with their men standing shoulder to shoulder in full riot gear to protect the Embassy. These protests are never shown on U.S. or Mexican TV. There is a large public park across the street where they do their protesting. Anything can cause a protest such as proposed law changes in California or Texas ." Please feel free to share this with everyone who thinks we are being hard on the illegal's. TOM O"MALLEY'

Tom has a valid point thanks Tom

Comments most welcome

23.2.08

Here we go again stupid Pommy Government

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Claims what bloody claims

We meaning the coalition which does not just mean America, the UK or Australia is I should imagine getting a tad sick of all this crap posted on respectable websites.

This was still is a war against insurgents, we must back these guys to the hilt.

We may not like them being in Iraq but someone had to do it; do you think they like it there of course they don't

Our respective governments sent them there to do a job rubbish like this only hinders the efforts of these blokes who are many thousands of kilometres from their homeland obeying orders.

Now some Pommy Whinger wants it handed over to the British civilian police.

Get real will you for God’s sake.

It seems to me they were Prisoners of war, not a normal war either.

To the victor comes the spoils any bloody soldier will tell you that.

Usually solders are humane men there must have been a reason for these reports that as yet has not surfaced; it will I assure you.

Most soldiers are fairly good where prisoners are concerned; this is not a normal war youse idiots in Whitehall this is against insurgents who would send their own children into battle against you.

They are filth and monsters of the worst kind so should be dealt with accordingly.

I had quite a shock to read it on the so called esteemed BBC

This does not shock me at all Phil Shiner as you blithely said in the report.

You obviously have never engaged scum in battle like these.

Wake up to yourself will you

The British government in my opinion are getting weaker by the minute they need to put their house in order quick smart; yesterday would be good.

22.2.08

What a sad state of affairs

Our Parliament has turned into a farce

Four Opposition members were ejected for their unruly behaviour they showed utter contempt for our new Prime Minister Kev.

Proceedings had to be suspended twice; this used to happen with the old government now in opposition especially the then treasurer Peter Costello who acted like a silly smirking schoolboy in the house

Nothing has changed it seems

It seems it was his rostered day off (RDO) so an unruly mob of opposition MP”s had the hide to bring into these hallowed halls a full sized cut out of Kev

The opposition’s spokesman on indigenous affairs well he went even further calling it the RDO Rudd’s day off what a hide

All the this time Kev was visiting the flood ravaged city of MacKay in Northern Queensland and a New south Wales Indigenous community; just doing his job on his rostered day off good grief the opposition are a sad sorry lot

Read it on here or watch the video below

Comments most welcome

Space Debris plus The shuttle safe return

Success for the US Navy

I have been reading about the shooting down of a US owned satellite and all the ruckus this has caused notably with Red China and so called Democratic Russia with great interest, I have come to the conclusion that the satellite destroyed was American so who’s business is it, did the USA complain when the Red Chinese did the same thing with one of their own satellites well a little perhaps but not really why should they.

Who really cares what the Red Chinese Government think I don’t, I don’t think the US Government is stupid enough to incur the wrath of these two Governments either.

All they did was shoot the propellant tank which could well have been a major hazard.

Successfully as well so shut up China and Russia and worry about your own satellites in orbit.

Why America cannot test its capabilities is quite beyond me as I see it they did a dammed good job with remarkable precision

Yes the US Government did complain mildly after the Red Chinese did a similar thing; no big deal.

As I see it the Reds caused quite a lot of hazardous debris when they did it, the US Navy were spot on; good on them

Here is the video below just a demonstration shooting debris down from space.

Read about it on here if you are interested there are all sorts of arguments about it; I like that; we live in a free speaking world not like in Red China.

I have absolutely no ill feelings to Chinese citizens just their corrupt Government, I must stress this.

I am not that keen on old Vlad either in fact I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could spit but that’s me.

Welcome back to earth you blokes

Glad to see youse touched down safe and sound after your mission to the ISS which involved delivering the European built Columbus.

I noticed you never got shot down by one of your own missiles but I never figured you would.

All was ok they waited until you got home

Great to be back huh it is all on here should you care to read about it

20.2.08

Deaths from the second Iraqi War

The mind just boggles at the number of deaths in this country since the invasion of this strife ridden country a staggering 1,139,602 to be accurate, these I hasten to remind you are Iraqi deaths they include innocent men women and children.

Then there are coalition forces the largest number being American that’s pretty obvious they have the most troops there or did and are stretched to the limits.

The figures for those are horrendous. They are from 2003 and onwards.

This figure does not include deaths from the 1991 campaign either, what a bloody tragedy for all of us.

Not just deaths, injuries etc either it is costing billions to do this money that could be better spent

The number of US Military who have been sacrificed has been officially acknowledged

Between 700 to a maximum number of 1.500, 60 they are approximate but have still been acknowledged.

There are statistics from the WHO guess what run by an Arab good grief

We really should be ashamed of ourselves but then again maybe not.

There was a time when I stood up for these local folk in Iraq however I am changing my views somewhat as all it has done apart from the horrific body count has encouraged Muslims to get into our society and ruin it.

I am not a political correct person and never shall be, but these jokers are now trying to take over the everyday running of certain western countries, racism rears its ugly head here; I am not a racist but when it comes to these people well scum more aptly describes them; I am talking terrorists here and the suicide bombers not the ordinary ones who just want to get on with their life like us all, well then I guess I do have racial tendencies to loathe them.

Now we have this clown the Archbishop of Canterbury sticking his oar in where it is not wanted

Get rid of him Prime Minister Brown quick smart he always was a bit of a fool.

He hasn’t a clue what he is talking about; he never will sounds like he should be renamed the Grand Mufti of the UK from what I have read of his idiotic statements.

I have been reading an article about this on a blog I believe they are very biased against both Australians and Americans for continuing this war; it is a war against insurgents now so the ROE may have altered slightly; I’m all for that show no mercy at all it could be the death of one of our soldiers who don’t want to be there at all truth be told.

Why do they call mainly Americans the great Satan has me really baffled Islam came along after Judaism; look at the fuss and ado there.

The UK has a lot to answer for in this regard supporting Arab armies, training them even worse led them into battle, it is now coming back to haunt them but we should be very mindful of that; are we too late? Well not if we nip it in the bud right now.

But will we, yeah right I don’t think so

Who the devil do these Muslim fundamentalists think they are; I know what they are they are weak spined Arabs who encourage their children to be suicide bombers with rash promises of paradise while they still stay alive; COWARDS IS WHAT THEY ARE

At heart chuckling and laughing over their whiskey when they visit western countries along with call girls sometimes provided by their western hosts

Verboten in the Middle East but they get a liking for it all the same; one of the reasons Arabs are seen in Europe and America.

Look how they treat their women like beasts of burden is how, their women regardless of what you have read are second class citizens; I know I have seen it first-hand.

I was conned a couple of years ago by a once fellow blogger but not any more I have had enough that person and of the creatures who in reality have caused over 1.5 Billion lives’ Moslem's and coalition troops. Weapons of mass destruction creep into the equation here I reckon they were sent to Iran when things got a bit hot for that creep Saddam Hussein

What a tragic waste; it is rumoured oil started all this off well that could be right but when half baked clowns sound off about political agendas of certain American politicos I personally think they are wrong; I am not talking of any e-mail friends either, merely observing the manner and speeches of the US presidential campaign

I don’t really know a lot about American politics there is no need for me to do so really, I do hope however that our new Prime Minister Kev still allies itself with the United States over this.

I have had enough of writing about deaths that possibly could have been averted; it’s too bloody late now.

Now there are casualties’ some of whom will suffer for the rest of their days

11.2.08

Have we sold our souls Hmm?

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Sharia Law in Western Countries

Simply put there should be no Moslem's in western countries the UK America and Australia, Canada and New Zealand should not have so many of this religious faith mainly from the Middle East.

I have not forgotten France and Germany in this either there are many of them there.

The German government was outraged at what the Archbishop said or appeared to say, I can’t say I blame them either.

There are exceptions some are from Pakistan, Bangladesh etc as these were former British crown colonies, but still of the Islamic faith.

I was raised as a Christian (this does not mean I am a good one far from it a lot of times) these other Moslem's all lobbed into our various countries as so called refugees.

We felt for these people so we took them in sometimes angering our own citizens out of the goodness of our hearts and also because there are agreements with the UN in place.

Now it seems they want to run our legal systems; well some do in the main this is not the case if you read this report.

The snag with all this is as much as I would dearly love to deport them it is not feasible

Most of them are honest law abiding citizens but you know the old saying a rotten apple sends them all bad.

Its gunna happen folks sadly a few years down the track, at least I won’t be here to see it but billions will.

Now a lot of us consider the war in Iraq (oh I’m sorry just a cleansing operation now) was over and the debate is still raging as to whether coalition forces invaded, I was always of the opinion it should never have happened; sadly it did.

I do think we should all get out of there now we have other enemies like Iran etc, I often wonder if Iran would take their aggressive stance towards the Coalition (mainly the USA) if we had not gone into Iraq boots and all.

Hmm will we ever know this I doubt it so now we have another megalomaniac to worry about; this will cost more lives, ours and theirs; enough blood has been shed already and lots of cash.

Iran is not going away either something has to be done.

I get e-mailed quite frequently regarding this Sharia law and am of the fervent opinion if one wishes to live in a Christian society one should abide by their rules

Just because in their own lands they are ruled by religious courts this has never been the case in western countries; the old saying applies here I reckon I quote “when in Rome do as the Romans do” unquote.

Comments most welcome if you wish to do so do it on the site thank you.

3.2.08

A great Idea

Stumble Upon and entirely free

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I joined this last July 2007 and I have found a lot of camaraderie on it

The amount of things one can do on there are endless really you can find web pages, articles, videos from a lot of sites not just you tube either.

Friends can be made very easily you can review a page of any stumbler on it, (I have had a few) you can also blog, so ok it is not like Word press or BlogSpot (you can find those type of blogs on there of course) you can put images on your own blog on it but they must be taken from the web.

At this moment in time you cannot embed a video on there but I guess that will happen sometime down the track.

There is another option you can take up (I did) become a sponsor as Stumble calls it; the cost is just a mere American $20 per year.

With this option you get added privileges below are the details

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  • Longer message history on your inbox and contact tabs
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1 Year Membership: dollars

Well worth it in my opinion, there is a tool bar you can install (highly recommended) it shows a pair of hands so whilst browsing you just click on your preference.

If it is a site or video that has not been discovered you can quickly fill in the form as illustrated in much the same way as you save a bookmark into del.icio.us, another story

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