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calendar   Monday - June 24, 2013

shopping on line

I’ll never quite understand how edgucated people who know way more than I duz, who went father in skool then me done, kant doo better then this.

I was looking for info.  What happened was, we had to do an on line grocery shop today.  First because the wife just can drive at the moment due to her on/off medical cond.  But also …. we don’t have a car at the moment.  It’s in for repair.
So .. we shop on line. 

Now as it happens, there is something I need to buy in order to help control a problem of some concern.  So I clicked on the part that said “More Info” to find the weight or something that could give me some idea of how much I’d get in that box.

This is what was printed alongside.

Helpful?  I don’t think so.  Because ……

Using product information

While every care has been taken to ensure this information is correct, food products are constantly being reformulated and nutrition content may change. We would therefore recommend that you do not rely solely on this information and always check products labels.

Where further dietary information is important to you, for example because you have an allergy or specific dietary requirement, you should contact Tesco Customer Services if the product is Tesco branded or the product manufacturer if the product is not Tesco branded.

Nutritional and guideline daily amounts (GDA) information is based on the typical composition of the product. Guideline daily amounts are those for a typical adult (men and women).

GDA information for non Tesco products is calculated by Tesco based on information provided to Tesco. Tesco has no control over the recipe or nutritional content of such products and information on this site may differ from that given on the product label. We would therefore recommend that you do not rely solely on this information and always check products labels.

Although this information is regularly updated, Tesco are unable to accept liability for any incorrect information.
This does not affect your statutory rights.

THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR INFO ON. 

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Posted by peiper   United States  on 06/24/2013 at 04:54 PM   
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a departure I need to make more often?  I think maybe so. Not sure. Have your say.

I got a bit carried away this morning looking at castles.  There was something in the paper that mentioned one and had a few other recommends and a small
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photo. So naturally I went on line to look it up and WOW!  I ended up looking at a lot of them, and in one place because I read, most of the old castles are located in a place called Wales.

Whose spelling and language is totally incomprehensible to all but a few natives.  I’ve been there, once a long time ago.

Don’t think we saw one castle on that trip.  The article says that Wales “has some of the finest castles in Britain.”

I’ve been trolling castles almost all day.

Google Welsh Castles. Great stuff.

My next visit will be Scotland and then England and I’m sure there has to be one or two or more in Ireland too.

Caerphilly Castle (Welsh: Castell Caerffili) is a medieval fortification in Caerphilly in South Wales. The castle was constructed by Gilbert de Clare in the 13th century as part of his campaign to conquer Glamorgan, and saw extensive fighting between Gilbert and his descendants and the native Welsh rulers. Surrounded by extensive artificial lakes – considered by historian Allen Brown to be “the most elaborate water defences in all Britain” – it occupies around 30 acres (120,000 m2) and is the second largest castle in Britain.  It is famous for having introduced concentric castle defences to Britain and for its large gatehouses.
Gilbert began work on the castle in 1268 following his occupation of the north of Glamorgan, with the majority of the construction occurring over the next three years at a considerable cost. The project was opposed by Gilbert’s Welsh rival Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, leading to the site being burnt in 1270 and taken over by royal officials in 1271. Despite these interruptions, Gilbert successfully completed the castle and took control of the region. The core of Caerphilly Castle, including the castle’s luxurious accommodation, was built on what became a central island, surrounding by several artificial lakes, a design Gilbert probably derived from that at Kenilworth. The dams for these lakes were further fortified, and an island to the west provided additional protection. The concentric rings of walls inspired Edward I’s castles in North Wales, and proved what historian Norman Pounds has termed “a turning point in the history of the castle in Britain”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caerphilly_Castle

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Magnificent Conway Castle, has been described as ‘one of the great fortresses of medieval Europe’, and is without doubt one of the most impressive of Welsh castles.
The castle was was built on the site of an earlier Welsh monastery, founded by Welsh prince Llewelyn Fawr and was designed by the king’s master architect-mason, James of St. George, being built between 1283-1289.
The castle stands in a strategic position perched on a rock and dominates the Conwy estuary, on approach it conveys a deep sense of strength and impregnability. Conwy Castle was one of Edward I’s most expensive projects and originally had a coat of whitewash.
The castle provides the visitor with the opportunity of walking the top portions of the soaring curtain walls, from which the views over the town, its Medieval walls and the Conwy Estuary are stunning.

http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/medieval_castles.htm

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Cfon Castle

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I even have a bridge for Drew

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/24/2013 at 01:44 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - June 23, 2013

how to lose a war one death at a time

Betcha there are a few old timers left who would love to refight WW2 under today’s rules.

How not to win a war 101. 

My hero son who won Victoria Cross died because of Army ban on weapons that damage Taliban mud huts

· Lance Corporal James Ashworth, 23, is said to have crawled within a few feet of enemy sniper
· His colleagues will claim at an inquest new regulations meant he couldn’t fire a grenade from a safer distance
· Rules came after request from President Karzai to protect local buildings
· Lance Corporal Ashworth has been awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross

By Mark Nicol Defence Correspondent

A British soldier awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross died in vain because of an order to prevent damage to Taliban mud huts, an inquest will be told this summer.

Colleagues of Lance Corporal James Ashworth – who won the UK’s highest gallantry medal – are expected to tell a coroner they were denied powerful weapons to take on the Taliban due to fears mortars and rockets could damage buildings.

Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards will claim James died because he was forced to crawl to within a few feet of an enemy sniper in a mud hut while clutching a grenade, rather than firing from a safer distance.

Last night his father Duane Ashworth accused top brass of sacrificing his son’s life to protect the building, saying his pride in his son’s VC was now coupled with anger over the way in which he had died.

‘We can build more mud huts but nobody can bring back my son. This is hard to stomach,’ he said.
Just weeks before L/Cpl Ashworth died in June last year, new tactics were introduced by the multi-national forces in Afghanistan that prevented use of heavy weapons in all but the most exceptional circumstances.

The change – in response to a request from President Hamid Karzai to protect local infrastructure – meant British patrols no longer carried mortars and shoulder-held rocket launchers on routine operations, forcing them to engage any targets at close range.

L/Cpl Ashworth would still be alive if they had been able to use the weapons that were restricted just a month earlier, his comrades will say.

The revelation follows last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court that any decision to deny troops access to adequate weaponry could constitute a negligent decision and therefore a breach of their human rights – potentially opening the floodgates for hundreds of damages claims from bereaved families.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/23/2013 at 02:00 PM   
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wanted, easy answer for tech question. if that exists.

Got a problem ppl.

Ctrl/Alt/Delete

It doesn’t.  Maddening because when it says “End Task” and I click on that, it does nothing.

Anyone know of a solution or work around that isn’t complicated?

Much appreciated if ya do.

I’ve tried talking to the puter but that doesn’t work.  And I discovered that swearing at it doesn’t work either.  I even threatened to shoot it once but it reminded me that we are in England and that just wouldn’t do.  At best I can give it an ASBO but it even laffed at that.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/23/2013 at 12:34 PM   
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TRAITOR TELLS CHINA USA SPIED ON YOU. A LOT.

Heard it on radio first, but found the hard copy in FORBES today.

This creep has really got ton of info he’s passing out. It’s like he’s attacking the USA. And my fear is, he’ll get away with it.


U.S. Hacked China Universities, Mobile Phones, Snowden Tells China Press

The United States government hacked into Chinese mobile phone companies to collect text messages and spied on the Tsinghua University, troubled National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told South China Morning Post in a series of articles posted on line this Saturday.

Tsinghua in Beijing is one of China’s biggest research institutions. Snowden said it was the victim of numerous hacks, including a recent one in January 2013
Snowden also revealed to the South China Morning Post that the U.S. government has been hacking into mobile phones.

“The NSA does all kinds of things like hack Chinese cell phone companies to steal all of your SMS data,” Snowden said about text messaging. He never said what the NSA was do with that data, or what they were looking for.

Snowden said the information he shared on the Tsinghua University attacks was evidence of NSA hacking because the specific details of external and internal internet protocol addresses could only have been obtained by a foreign security breach, or with physical access to the computers.  He said U.S. spy agencies have been watching China and Hong Kong for years.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/23/2013 at 10:57 AM   
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wanted american traitor on the run?  why can’t we kill this vermin?

I guess most of you already know about this by now.  Or perhaps not.
It’s 9:46am where I am and 4:45am in New York.

Last night’s radio news said the USA might charge the SOB with spying.
Whatever they want to charge him with is okay so long as the final result is an end to his unnecessary breathing.  Along with those pictured at the link.

It doesn’t surprise me that this germ has his supporters outside the USA.  But that he has the support of a good many in the states is disgusting in the extreme.

There’s been some hysteria among some on the left here, that US electronic spies are reading our emails.  How stupid is that?  Think about it. Billions and billions of mails floating about in the ether and the USA is going to try and read emails here. Which ones?  There’s also talk of “inquiries” with regard to the collusion between USA and UK in violating some kind of laws I’m not clear on and do not care the least about.

Was a time in a somewhat more sensible age, when folks like this and that Assange bastard would simply disappear and never be seen or heard from again.

There is talk he may head to Iceland

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden ‘leaves Hong Kong for Russia voluntarily’

· Hong Kong confirms Edward Snowden has got on flight to Moscow

· It is thought he will travel on to another country like Iceland or Ecuador
· Yesterday Snowden was charged in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia
· He faces 30 years for charges including unauthorized communication of national defense information and theft of government property
By Rosie Taylor

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has fled Hong Kong on a flight bound for Moscow, the Hong Kong government has confirmed.
The National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence technician, who supplied confidential documents to the media about the extent of government domestic surveillance programmes, had been hiding in the city.
But the Hong Kong government said he had left the country this morning ‘on his own accord for a third country through a lawful and normal channel.’

IS ICELAND SAFE FOR SNOWDEN?

Iceland has a reputation for promoting internet freedoms and has long been discussed as an option for Snowden.
As a U.S. citizen, Snowden would not need a visa to enter Iceland and could immediately apply for asylum. He would be free to live in Iceland while immigration authorities decide his case, which could take more than a year, experts have said.
But if Snowden wants to seek refuge in Iceland, he’ll have to get there first. And this is where the U.S. could have a chance.
Interpol will sometimes issue a ‘red notice’ - which is like an international arrest warrant - but keep it sealed so that the person doesn’t know it exists. If he tried to travel, he would be arrested at the airport.
If he did get to Iceland, it is unknown if he would be safe. The government of newly-elected Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is believed to be closer to Washington than past administrations and less keen to foster the country’s cyber-haven image.
‘I would be very surprised if they (the government) would be eager to engage in any international disputes with the U.S. And it is pretty difficult to be granted asylum here,’ Stefania Oskarsdottir, lecturer in political science at the University of Iceland, told Reuters. ‘I think what this guy is saying is based on something he is imagining or hoping for rather than actual facts.’
Iceland does have an extradition treaty with the United States, but it is unclear if it would cover any crimes that he might be charged with.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/23/2013 at 08:00 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - June 22, 2013

weekend eye candy at day’s end

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See More Below The Fold

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/22/2013 at 07:29 PM   
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the liberal bigot

I wish I had the room to post all of it here. Please go to the link.  It’s pretty darn good and nails things as they are.
Not that it will save this country, sadly.  Demographics are against, the enemy (and to me they are that) simply will out-breed us.  Unlike other immigrants in the far past, in both the UK and the USA, the generation born to immigrants became Brits or Americans and did their very best to become integrated.  Alas, what we see too often from members of the rop is the exact opposite. 

Check out this site.

H/T Liberty GB


THE LIBERAL BIGOT

Written by Robert Henderson

Like all organisms the liberal bigot is an evolved creature, although the character traits which made him – hypocrisy, the wish to create the world in his own image, paternalism, a sense of moral superiority, a desire to gratuitously interfere with the lives of others, false humility, self-indulgent masochism and a pathological refusal to accept evidence which contradicts emotionally based beliefs – are as old as civilised man. Those who know their history will readily recognise the basic personality of the liberal bigot, for it is that of the Puritan.

Very primitive types existed in the ancient world – Plato’s Socrates has much of the liberal bigot’s smugness and ability to ignore the facts of human nature – but it was not until the eighteenth century that creatures displaying most of the modern liberal bigot’s general features emerged in the shape of men such as William Wilberforce and Jeremy Bentham.

But Wilberforce and Bentham still had some moral sense and it is Shelley who perhaps first displays the peculiar humbugging amorality of the modern liberal bigot with his continual prating about his love for ‘mankind’, whilst behaving abominably to all and sundry.

The nineteen thirties saw the first indubitably modern liberal bigot – described by Friedrich Hayek after he found one called Harold Laski at the London Schoool of Economics. To be sure Laski did not have certain of the detailed traits associated with the liberal bigot of our time – for example the hatred of academic success in the working class – nor did he possess the instinct to dissemble his paternalism. But he had that quintessential quality of the fully developed liberal bigot, an intellectualised pseudo-morality or, to put it more exactly, ethical rules without moral context.

Since the discovery of Laski, liberal bigots have become increasingly common and they are now a very widely spread pest. They are particularly fond of habitats such as politics, the arts, universities, the media and the social services. They can be found in all Western societies, but nowhere do the creatures have such success as in the Anglo-Saxon world, where they have captured political control of their societies.

The liberal bigot’s ideological and psychological starting point is the fantasy, which he maintains in the face of all the evidence, that man is a generally malleable creature who can be changed by social engineering to create a world fit for liberal bigots; although in so thinking the liberal bigot misunderstands his own psychology for he would find such a place supremely uncongenial. No more would he be able to posture in the public eye because there would be no matters occasioning expressions of liberal bigot moral outrage or excuses for paternalistic action. Even more alarmingly, in a realised liberal bigot society, he might be forced to match his behaviour to his words. However, he may rest easy in his bed for such a world is but fit for dreams.

The liberal bigot has but one general principle, but what a principle it is, being so all-embracing that no other is needed. He holds as an article of faith that no discrimination should be made between human beings, regardless of man’s natural inclinations and Nature’s distinction by sex, sexual inclination, race, colour, culture, class, talent, intelligence, education, personality, physical condition and age – unless, of course, the person judged is female, homosexual, non-Caucasian, poor, stupid, uneducated, old or crippled. Then the liberal bigot may discriminate to his heart’s content, although in the weasel-worded manner of Lenin’s ‘democratic centralism’ he calls it ‘positive discrimination’ and thinks it not in the least ‘judgemental’. This he has institutionalised in a totalitarian system called political correctness.

Above all things the liberal bigot delights in what he calls ‘racism’, which in practice means the white man defending his own interests or extolling his own culture. This the liberal bigot has raised to the status of the great modern blasphemy. Just as once the Holy Office caused men to be burned for denying the literal truth of transubstantiation, so just as surely does the liberal bigot wish to immolate those who distinguish amongst their fellows on the most natural grounds of all, a sense of kinship, of shared culture and experience. So central is this tenet to modern liberal bigotry that the liberal bigot has moved in the past forty years from believing that racial discrimination is bad to asserting that multiracial societies are a positive good.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/22/2013 at 06:12 PM   
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thanks to bareandnakedislam.com for the video. new to me.

Originally found at Bare and Naked Islam ... so H/T to that very good site with thanks.

This is the first I have heard of this fellow or his group.  Hate to say it but I think the cards are stacked against his success although I wish him much.

He might be the first one I’ve heard who has reminded people that, This Is A Small Country!

I greatly fear that if he wants to save this place, then he’s going to have to take over the schools and re-educate millions and toss out the left wing teachers who still think Marx and Trotsky are the answer.  And believe you me, there are a few here who do.  And they teach.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/22/2013 at 05:10 PM   
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european court of uman rights and brit court devise new way to fight wars, enter lawyers

In the normal run of things we can sympathize with families and especially parents who lose a loved one in the military.  The loss is certainly made all the worse if there are fears or accusations that the dead are the result of defense dept. penny pinching and not providing the troops with adequate gear to protect themselves.

That’s what the following is all about.
For awhile now there has been talk and denial and hearings and accusations that troops were sent out in what were supposed to be reasonably safe armored vehicles that were neither safe nor well armored, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of crews and passengers. 

One mother was very much shattered and unforgiving and campaigned for investigation with regard to the type vehicle her son was killed in, by a roadside bomb.

Enter the lawyers.


Human rights victory for families of British soldiers

Justices uphold human rights of Snatch Land Rover soldiers
The families of British soldiers who died when their Snatch Land Rovers hit roadside bombs in Iraq have won the right to bring a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998).
The Supreme Court unanimously held that HRA 1998 applies to British soldiers abroad, in Smith & Ors v Ministry of Defence [2013] UKSC 41. The extent of the duty, and whether it was breached, will now be decided at trial.
The families claim the soldiers’ deaths would have been avoided if they had been given proper equipment when carrying out high-risk activities, such as medium-armoured vehicles.

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Not surprisingly there is another argument to be heard.


UK defence secretary warns of rights ruling repercussions

Judges decree that convention on human rights applies on battlefield

Daily Mail by way of Gulf News
London: British troops could be prevented from carrying out vital missions after an explosive human rights ruling, the Defence Secretary has warned.
Philip Hammond said the judgement means military chiefs will be “living in fear” of being sued.

He fears our forces risk being reduced to Continental-style peacekeeping roles — which see some countries refuse to let their personnel go out after dark — after judges decreed that the European Convention on Human Rights applies on the battlefield.

Hammond is understood to be so furious at the Supreme Court ruling that he is considering demanding a revocation and believes it strengthens the case for Britain quitting the ECHR.

The Defence Secretary said: “There are real concerns that British troops could be prevented from carrying out their missions for fear of falling foul of human rights legislation. We can’t have troop commanders living in fear of how lawyers back in London might interpret their battlefield decisions that are vital to protecting our national security.

“There could be serious implications for our ability to work with international partners who are not bound by the ECHR.”
Following the Supreme Court ruling that the ECHR does apply even in combat situations, Hammond has ordered a review of the implications for military commanders and troops.

The prospect of “health and safety” type laws applying to the battlefield could seriously impact on Britain’s military capability, he said.
A source added: “If the ECHR applies to personnel on operations it is feared that commanders may be reluctant to make decisions in the field that will then be second-guessed by lawyers in a London.

“We don’t want to be tied up by health and safety rules that prevent troops patrolling at night or only with certain equipment.”

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Here’s part of an editorial from the Saturday Mail on the subject.

And as an aside I should tell the readers here, German troops in Afghanistan, some 3,500, do NOT leave their bases at night and Do Not leave their armoured carriers while on patrol. The UN has a number of restrictions on UN troops.
I suppose this is how a politically correct war is fought these days. 

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Wrong human rights verdict for our troops

By Daily Mail Reporter

As the Mail has long argued, it is a matter of great shame to Britain’s political class that, in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers were sent to fight and die without proper equipment.

But, while it is vital that ministers should be held to account, it’s impossible not to be alarmed by this week’s Supreme Court ruling that soldiers in warzones should, for the first time, be given protection under Labour’s Human Rights Act.

Doubtless, the judges felt that giving soldiers and their families the right to sue would focus the minds of the Government and Army on minimising risk.
But what they have failed to accord due weight to is that military commanders are regularly tasked with making instant life-or-death decisions.
If the fear of future litigation causes them to hesitate for even a moment, the consequences could be disastrous.

Meanwhile, if the Ministry of Defence budget is drained by fighting vexatious claims brought by ambulance-chasing lawyers, there will inevitably be less to spend on equipment and training.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/22/2013 at 03:21 PM   
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Not Posting Yet

Apparently I am very sick.

I thought I was doing a bit better, 48 hour bug and all, but the doctor says no.

Doctor says 3 weeks of Doxycycline. Yikes.

Doctor says come down to the lab, we want to taste your blood. Ruh-ro.

Doctor says start taking drugs, we’ll call you next week with the results, meanwhile call this other doctor and get an appointment there.

No, I ain’t saying. Not yet. And it’s curable, completely. But it’s good that I caught it early.

But I might be laid up for a bit. Sleeping my life away. Which is so not what I want.

Why couldn’t I get Lebowski Disease, where the only proper cure was going bowling and drinking White Russians? That, I could handle.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/22/2013 at 12:54 PM   
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NY human rights commission. please drop dead you rank M*****F******

Well if this doesn’t beat all I hardly know what does.

And btw ... it isn’t just the idiots in New York (and you make fun of Ca.?) but our entire country that is F***** up.  This could have happened in any state in the union.  What makes us screwed up is that it is allowed at all.
Surely the pub owners here were not mean spirited people but ...  well read this for yourself.  Then tell me if our country isn’t every bit as fouled up as Europe in this mad drive to label everything as racist. 

Sometimes I wish I could grab a gun and start killing all those politically correct ass wipes that approve of and have anything to do with things like this.
Well, ok.  More than just sometimes.  All the time.  What the hell.  Even if I could, it’s far too late to save the country here or the USA.  How come?
Because our countries have been lost for a long time, and both have been lost in the classrooms from kindergarten to university.  The left got the kids very early on, and they went on to teach the following generation who in turn ..... 

New York’s only Welsh pub to pay $2,500 after asking for British job applicants

The owners of New York’s only Welsh pub have reluctantly reached a deal with the city’s Human Rights Commission after they indicated a preference for British applicants for a bar job.

By Philip Sherwell, New York

Michael and Jennifer Colbert, who run the Longbow Pub and Pantry in Brooklyn, agreed to pay a $2,500 (£1,600) settlement and to undergo anti-discrimination training.

The advertisement that landed them in trouble with the zealots at the HRC was placed on the website Craigslist.

“Energetic and enthusiastic men and women with an appreciation of craft beer, good food, whisky and real football (a k a soccer),” it read. “Being British definitely works in your favour.”

Mr Colbert, who is from Wrexham, and his wife, an American, made clear that they were happy to hire a non-British bartender as long as they understood certain key cultural differences.

As Mrs Colbert wrote to the commission: “It is essential to know that Wales is not where the Princess is from, why Everton v Liverpool is an important match, that ‘knocking someone up’ is not about being pregnant, a banger has nothing to do with gangs, black pudding is not a dessert and that the Old Firm has nothing to do with attorneys.”

The couple noted that owners of thousands of other ethnically-linked New York businesses recruit on the same principles.

But the Commission insisted that there could be no wavering from a ban on advertisements in which employers refer to national or ethnic origin.

The case dragged on for a year before the Colberts were advised by lawyers to accept the deal to avoid more punitive penalties and costs.

The couple are now looking to return to what they love - serving customers in an oak-paneled British oasis, a Welsh national rugby jersey framed by the bar, Old Speckled Hen on draft, fish-and-chips on the menu and football (not “soccer") on the television.

They remained defiant, however.

“Free speech is not so free after all it seems,” they said. “Please note that the payment of the fine is NOT an admission on our part that we are guilty of the charges.

“The anti-discrimination training clause? Vindictive retaliation for talking to the press, nothing more.”

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/22/2013 at 09:33 AM   
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hot air

She doesn’t send much and then not too often. Thought this funny enough to post.
I guess it must be making the rounds.

H/T Joyce with thanks.

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,

“Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be an Obama-Democrat.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are—or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s my fault.”


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/22/2013 at 09:16 AM   
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calendar   Friday - June 21, 2013

H.L. Mencken ……… that’s all ya need

So I’m still clearing out my inbox. Yeah, still at it.  There’s so much there I can’t read it all.  I have to get better at checking the mail.  OK, I will!

Meanwhile, I don’t know if Doc Jeff sent this because he knows I like Mencken, but more likely he matched the quote with his favorite president. lol.
Sorry Jeff.  Couldn’t resist.


H/T Doc Jeff

A Brilliant Prophecy From 93 Years Ago:

H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat.
He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920, edition:

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissisticmoron.”
----H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


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