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calendar   Monday - June 29, 2015

Like A Sore Thumb

This ought to be easy ...

FRANKLIN TWP. — A manhunt is in progress in the area of Walmart Plaza near Clinton (New Jersey).

According to unconfirmed emergency radio broadcasts, two men attempted some kind of crime at the ShopRite. They fled into the woods near the Cracker Barrel.

Police have apprehended one of the men, but the other, described as a 30-year-old, 5-foot-9 African-American man in a blue shirt, is still being sought.

A State Police helicopter is searching from the air and the Readington police are bringing their dog so they can retrace the steps of the fugitives and see if they dropped anything.

Police are trying to control access to the area, which includes closing the Landsdown Trail, which leads from that area into Clinton.

There might be another black guy or two in town, maybe in uniform coming off shift from the Edna Mahan women’s correctional institute across the street from Walmart. Maybe not; most of the guards there are women.

... this is right around the corner from our place, hardly more than half a mile away. The Landsdown Trail is a local wooded jogging path that once upon a time was the railroad siding up into downtown Clinton.

These two blew it. They never got as far as the end of the parking lot, where the exit road is only yards from the entrance ramp for the highway. Hah, maybe they turned right instead of left and and went down to the dead end by the river, which, coincidentally, is where the Landsdown Trail cuts across.

OTOH, the westbound entrance for the highway is ... hardly more than yards away from where I’m typing right now. And I’m on my way out to go pick up dinner. Think maybe I’ll take my pocket alligator.


UPDATE: Looks like he got away

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2015/06/police_search_area_of_franklin_shoprite_for_fraud.html

Why such a huge turnout by all the King’s horses and all the King’s men? I mean, come on, we had MRAPS and helicopters and the K-9 dogs and stuff. Well, the last time the cops had a situation there, it turned out pretty badly ...

The massive manhunt which followed an attempted credit card fraud by two men at the ShopRite in Franklin Township Monday afternoon calls to mind a similar manhunt in the same area 15 years ago which ended in the police shooting a man.

What began as a routine motor-vehicle stop around 3:45 a.m. Aug. 18, 2000 led to the death of one man, the arrest of four others and a narrow escape for a police officer. Cory Kubinak, then a Clinton patrolman, stopped a car containing five men from Allentown, Pa. on Route 513 (Pittstown Road) near Walmart Plaza. That’s where the ShopRite is.

When the driver, Andre O. Warren, 22, was unable to produce any type of identification, Kubinak asked him to step from the vehicle. As the officer spoke with Warren, a passenger got out of the vehicle and fired “a number” of shots at the patrolman, officials said at the time.

The possibility that one of the men involved in this week’s incident had a gun added urgency to the situation and may have been the reason for the large police response.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/29/2015 at 10:46 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - June 23, 2015

The Strange Case of the Cosmo Killing Cats

I need to put up a fence to stop animals from landing in my garden.

It’s not that they can’t walk across the dirt. Some do that all the time. I don’t care.

And it’s not like some are using that soil as a giant litterbox. They’re not. Trust me, I would know.

It’s these three that live out here under the hedges. Cats who are mostly feral. “Scowler” and her two kids “Fred” and “Ginger”. Fred, because he’s a black and white, thus he’s in a tuxedo. And who wears a tuxedo with Ginger? Fred Astaire. So there ya go.

The problem comes from them really liking our patio. It’s a nice smooth sunny place, great for a nap or a feeding session. And a great place to mooch for a handout (don’t look at me, I’m not doing it).

Scowler is fairly used to us, and merely backs away when we use our own patio. Hiss hiss hiss, but she moves off only a couple feet. The kids are a different story. I saw a person! Panic!! I heard something! Panic!! And they go flying off the raised patio, leaping through the railing ... several feet down, SPLAT right onto my new lower garden, right on the nice Cosmos I planted. So now I have flat flowers. Gee, thanks kittehs. Thanks so much. All the other cats in the neighborhood just saunter by, doing the proper cat “I don’t care” thing.

So I think I’ll get a roll of 2’ chicken wire, and line the inside of the patio railing. Kittehs go flying in panic, hit the wire. No way through, so they have to go jump in a different direction. And if they take a leap overthe 3 foot tall railing, that’s a solid 6 feet down. Into the azalea. Which I don’t really care about. And my cosmos will be Ok.

I think I’ll also put in some punji stakes with some string to hold the flower stalks up.

Annoying little cowardly beasties. It’s not like they haven’t lived their entire lives only 10 feet from us. Grow a pair already.


Flailing kittens from the sky
Panicked cats who jump and cry
Feral moggies know the way
The daily three who run away

Dirt and leaves stuck in their fur
One’s a hims, and two’s are hers
One dozen cats in chicken’s band
But only three in garden’s land

Trained to live on handout’s hand
No catching mouses in the sand
Cats who breed all night and day
No courage shown in any way


Half a tube of caulk and a “Gee, you’re OLD” for identifying the tune I stole to base my lyrics on. Hint: parachutes not included.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/23/2015 at 09:29 PM   
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You Tube Is So Off

Finally got around to doing a proper repair on the air conditioner yesterday. Sure, I’d fixed it with a bit of rope, but that was still really just a keep it alive situation. I still had to run out there and check to see if the fan actually started up every time the A/C kicked on, and if it started up in the proper direction. And that’s rather amazing, because the motor wiring has a specific plug connector that can be set for either clockwise or counter clockwise operation. But not both. But the rules go out the window when the parts are worn out and half fried.

So I searched through the catalog pages at Grainger and matched up a quality replacement motor. Then I found a run capacitor that matched the oval form of the old one in the unit and met the specs the new motor required. Grainger has everything, so it was just a bit of patience looking things up. And to me it’s kind of humorous, because my Sunday work is in the next lot over from their massive warehouse down in South Plainfield NJ, which I go past every week.

So the box arrives, the tools are gathered, the weather cooperates, and the fun begins. And the differences between reality and a YouTube HowTo video become apparent. On YT, it takes a quarter turn of the set screw to loosen the propeller, and off it comes. In reality, that bronze flywheel base attached to the raw aluminum blades has been held in place with that coarse threaded mild steel set screw up against the soft iron motor shaft for a couple decades, out in the weather and bonked around every time anyone does a service call on the system. So we’re talking about corrosion, or at least some oxidation, a bit of galling, some peening on the end of the motor shaft ... what took 4 seconds on video took nearly 4 hours in real life.

Copious use of my favorite liquid chemical, TSI-301 penetrating oil, got the prop loose on the shaft, but the hub wouldn’t come off past the end. It was flared. Peened? Burred? Whatever, it were stuck. That required filing down the whole end of the shaft and polishing it, so I was glad I remembered that my dad’s old Leatherman tool has a file, and that the propane torch kit has some crocus cloth. And it only took a moderate rummage about in the garage to find them. After a bit of filing and polishing, the prop came right off.

My other favorite liquid chemical is Caig Lab’s DeOxit. A 2oz bottle will last you forever, and you’ll use the stuff all the time with a mascara style brush and a Q-tip. It’s the greatest electrical cleaner out there. Right, so of course I cleaned up the contacts on teh old spade terminals when I moved them onto the new capacitor. And a quick dab of silicon to protect them from the weather. Done. Clean up the copper wire ends the steel motor wires (!!) have to connect to, use a couple waterproof goo filled outdoor wire nuts. Bundle up the wires in the bottom of the A/C with a couple of those little Velcro ties, and screw the lid on.

It only took 4 tries to get the motor mount hole spacing correct, from the 3 different settings on the motor and 2 sets of holes on the motor plate. Funny how when the 4.42 spacing is too small, the smaller 4.32 spacing is just right. Whatever, and now I’m grand master at removing studs and reversing assembly through bolts on motor housings.  And we have proper mountage. I hung a short length of PVC to protect the wires from the end of the fan blade, then positioned it out of reach. I didn’t need my bit of rope this time.  Top on, all assembly screws in nice and tight. And we’re ready. Fingers crossed.

Put in the safety breaker and it’s time to test it. Click pshhvoooooooo, and it starts instantly. Instantly. Not even any drag time while the motor ramps up to speed. Just off or on, and on it went. And it was spinning in the proper direction, thank you. And it makes far less noise now, thank you. And the A/C can safely cycle off and on without me having to be out there with a great big screwdriver to play Dawn Patrol Propeller Flipper for those times the old motor just wasn’t really feeling the need to spin.

Right. So I got a couple of extra weeks out of the old bits, and now that Summer is here for real I’ve got the new bits in. I can’t say if the A/C is running on a full load of coolant, or whether the compressor pump or the evaporator end of things is fully up to snuff. But I can say it’s cool and dry in here this morning, and the A/C has cycled on and off safely any number of times. So It’s back patting time; we did it ourselves and saved at least $500. And it wasn’t even that difficult. OTOH, it did take about 4 hours, instead of the 4 minutes on the video. But to be fair, we took breaks for lunch, for a nap, to get some beer. And we weren’t working for a living. We were just farting around, learning as we went.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/23/2015 at 01:05 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - June 03, 2015

and now I wait

I cleaned up a scrubby patch of barren ground on the edge of this building’s parking lot and put down deer resistant wildflower seeds. It’s a nice sized area, about 180 sq ft, the size of a parking space, and pretty much flat. So it took a couple of big bags of seeds, but wildflowers are pretty inexpensive. It had been such an Eeyore Zone, all covered with pine needles and sticks, with just one or two valiant hostas trying to survive. If only half the seeds take well, then it will become a thick meadow of colorful blooms. And it’s a no work garden. Sow ‘em and let ‘em grow.

All told, I think I spent about 2 1/2 hours cleaning and planting, and about $15 on seeds.  Neighborhood beautification. Si se puede!

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/03/2015 at 03:26 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 21, 2015

Making Nice-Nice Here In Condo World

Our neighbors are complaining that our radon mitigation system makes too much noise.

They may be somewhat right. Our system uses one of the better model fans, strong and quiet and with a 15 year continuous operation life span. But it blows air out a long PVC pipe in the roof, and makes a sound like a one note didgeridoo. You can’t hear it from very far away, but you can hear it up close.


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Paleo Radon Mitigation System



And of all the neighbors here, the hundreds who have no mitigation systems at all, the downstairs people right next door have one, and theirs is running too. And now that it’s a bit warmer, the nice lady upstairs between us wants to use her back balcony, which is right at the lower roof’s levels, so she’s getting stereo pipe noise like dueling steamships.

Not sure what can be done. Maybe some pipe wrap, or a muffler of some kind. Or maybe just put in a timer and only run the mitigation system M-F 9-5 when most folks aren’t around.

Gotta try to be a good neighbor. Unless it costs too much. Or is too much of an inconvenience. Hey, I’ve got a spare set of earplugs here she could have, wouldn’t cost me a thing! And I’ve hardly ever used them!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/21/2015 at 02:34 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 16, 2015

as hard to be rid of as cockroaches. oh ,,,, wait.  yup, roaches and other insects

One of so many cases just like this.  It never ends. And the civil right groups and their mouthpieces add to the state of affairs.
It can only grow ..... the public will become angrier but be helpless to do anything, because to even use the ‘N’ word, much less rightly lynch scum like this, also open them up to charges of hate crimes and hate speech.
May as well toss hate thoughts into the mix as well.  That’ll be next.

Somali rapist who should have been deported after being jailed for brutal gang rape in 2007 was allowed to stay in UK and became a drug dealer while claiming benefits

Abdulmajid Al-Amodi jailed for eight years in 2007 for raping 17-year-old

He was told by judge at the time he would be deported after he left jail

But he was freed after four years only to live on benefits and deal drugs

Home Office has refused to say why he wasn’t deported after sentence

By Amanda Williams for MailOnline

A Somali sex attacker who should have been deported after serving his sentence for a brutal gang rape was instead set free to become a drug dealer.

In 2007 Abdulmajid Al-Amodi, 26, was jailed for eight years after he was convicted of a gang rape of a 17-year-old student.

At the time, the court heard he was filmed, laughing making jokes about ‘roasting pork’ in a 50 second clip.

He was told by a judge he had behaved like an animal and his student immigration status in Britain should be revoked and that he would be deported.

Instead he was released after four years in prison and moved back to Hull – where he originally raped the teenager - where he became a crack cocaine dealer while claiming £140 benefits every two weeks.

However, Al-Amodi, from Hull, was back behind bars today after being found guilty of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

He was told by a judge he should be deported again.

His family say they will fight the second deportation. The Home Office say they ‘are committed to deporting this individual’ – but only at the end of his sentence.

In the latest hearing a jury of five women and seven men took less than an hour to find Al-Amodi guilty of dealing drugs after a three-day trial at Hull Crown Court.

Sentencing Al-Amodi to two and a half years in prison Judge Mark Bury said the sentence meant he would be considered for deportation again: ‘You have been convicted on overwhelming evidence of street dealing.

‘Maybe you were drug running for someone. Your previous conviction is only relevant in as much as you fought a trial and the jury did not believe you then, as they do not now.

‘I make no assumptions about your national status. As far as I am aware you are Somalian national who was recommended for deportation in 2007.

‘Whether or not you were given British Citizenship after that I do not know. If you have citizenship then the under the provisions of the new UK Border Act you will now be considered for deportation.’

Crown barrister David Hall said he did not believe Al-Amodi was ever given British citizenship. He said he could not account for how he had slipped through the net and not sent back to Somalia.

The jury in the latest trial heard Al-Amodi was watched by two undercover police officer making three street deals in Waterloo Street, Hull before they moved in to arrest him on August 14 2014.

Outside court Almodi’s elder brother was anxious to find out where he would be sent to prison. He said his brother had not been granted full citizenship because he had not passed the written test. He said he had not been deported.

‘We left Somalia because of the violence there.

‘He cannot go back.

‘He has a girlfriend and a young daughter here. He will fight deportation.’

A Home Office spokesman said: ‘Foreign nationals who commit crimes in the UK should be in no doubt of our determination to deport them – we have removed more than 23,000 since 2010.

‘The Home office remains committed to deporting this individual from the UK.’

He said ‘Non-EU nationals who are jailed for 12-months or more are routinely considered for deportation at the end of their sentence.

Almodi’s older brother Mahasmoud Abi Al-Almudi, 27, was recommended for deportation in 2006 by the same judge after being convicted of attempted rape. He too remains in the UK.

So then ...... the brother as well?  Hmmmm

Is the disgusting stereotypical behavior a result of a genetic predisposition to behaving like savages?
Dr. Jeff


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/16/2015 at 05:08 PM   
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same story with added material and … what’s in a name? if ur queer, a lot.

I hope I’ll be forgiven the post on this subject for the second time in only a few days.
Aside from the fact that it is telling with regard to the culture, this is Richard Littlejohn’s column on the subject, which I didn’t have when I originally told the story.
It well worth your time reading his comments, especially as he’s a pro and put things far better than I am able to. As well, he touches on subject matter I missed.

So .... Heeeeeeeers Richard.

Fire up the Quattro...there’s been a ‘hate crime’: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN wants to know why a headteacher who used the term ‘special needs’ was investigated by police

By Richard Littlejohn for the Daily Mail

As Benedict Cumberbatch discovered recently, keeping up with the acceptable language of diversity and inclusion is fraught with danger.

The Sherlock star fell foul of the speech police after describing black actors as ‘coloured’, rather than the latest de rigueur term ‘persons of colour’.

Even though he intended no offence — quite the opposite, in fact — he was forced to abase himself before the diversity nazis and the deranged social media lynch-mob.

Still, it could have been worse. Cumberbatch was lucky he didn’t end up in court charged with ‘hate crime’.

Use an expression which somebody finds ‘inappropriate’ and chances are the Old Bill will be kicking your front door down at six o’clock in the morning.

Headteacher Janet Felkin has just had to endure a six-month ‘disability hate crime’ investigation at the hands of the local council, the Department for Education and the ever-vigilant Sussex Police.

Her ‘offence’ was to describe an autistic pupil as having ‘special needs’. What’s wrong with that? It’s widely used official shorthand for children with special educational needs.

The Department for Education has legions of officials working on behalf of those with special needs. Sussex Police itself last month gave a £500 donation to a charity which ‘provides support for those with special needs’.

But why let the facts get in the way of a good witch-hunt? Under Labour’s lazily drafted, politically motivated 2003 Criminal Justice Act, the definition of a ‘hate crime’ is: ‘Any incident . . . which is perceived by the victim or any other person (my italics) as being motivated by prejudice or hate.’

In this case, the complaint was made by the father of the child in question, who also happens to be a parent-governor at Miss Felkin’s school, Blatchington Mill Secondary, in Hove.

Colleagues say this particular individual — whom we can’t name without identifying his blameless child — appears to have a vendetta against Miss Felkin, and has filed a string of vexatious complaints against her over the past four years.

He reported her ‘special needs’ comments to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Partnership Community Safety Team. (Don’t you just love the Orwellian titles these jumped-up council commissars give themselves?)

But instead of telling him to get stuffed, the council began a full-scale investigation, which eventually involved the DfE and the Old Bill, who are determined to stamp out ‘hate’, even where it doesn’t exist.

A Sussex Police spokesman confirmed that Miss Felkin had been interviewed, but was anxious to stress: ‘This investigation was not into a specific person, but into a report that the term ‘special needs’ had been used at a governors’ meeting.’

Why?

What business is it of the police to investigate whether or not the expression ‘special needs’ had been used at a school governors’ meeting? And why, on the police’s own admission, did it take ‘a period of weeks’ to establish that no crime had been committed?

(They were probably deciding whether they could charge Miss Felkin with committing ‘misconduct in public office’.)

A half-wit with the attention span of a dragonfly could have worked out in ten seconds flat that there was no crime here.

Yet Miss Felkin, an ‘outstanding’ teacher with 40 years’ experience, was left in purgatory for six full months while lawyers acting for the council, the school’s governing body, the DfE, the National College of Teaching and Sussex Constabulary considered whether she was guilty of ‘disability hate crime’.

I’m still at a loss as to what was wrong with using ‘special needs’ to describe an autistic child. Then again, you can’t say ‘handicapped’ or ‘disabled’ any more, either.

Yet these were introduced from the best of intentions to replace far more pejorative terms. Not so long ago, children with special needs were described as having ‘learning difficulties’.

That was abandoned when ‘LD’ became a catch-all term of abuse in the playground, just as ‘spastic’ had been in previous generations. Maybe ‘special needs’ is the new, cruel playground taunt. I’m not even sure you can say ‘autistic’ any more. The acceptable expression is now ‘on the autism spectrum’.

At least, it was last week. This week, who knows?

A vast bureaucracy now exists to police the language, to appease those who declare themselves offended and to punish transgressors who fall foul of the latest zealously enforced orthodoxy.

So it doesn’t matter whether a crime has actually been committed — just so long as someone claims to be offended, the police will fire up the Quattro.

Sometimes this has hilarious consequences, although not for those who find themselves on the receiving end. A few years ago, Northamptonshire Police investigated Basil Brush for ‘hate crime’ after a travellers’ activist complained about an episode which incited ‘racism’ against gipsies.

Regular readers may also remember the arrest of a beach bar singer on the Isle of Wight for the heinous offense of performing Kung Fu Fighting, the 1974 novelty hit by Karl Douglas. Police said they were acting on a complaint from a man of Chinese origin who had taken offense at the lyrics.

So far, so funny.

OK so at this point you’re wondering who the heck is Basil Brush. I had to look it up cos I’d never heard of him.
Well ... here’s what Littlejohn was referring to.


Basil Brush show racism row ends

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Officers investigating an episode of TV programme The Basil Brush Show after a complaint of racism have said they will take no further action.

A member of the public reported a scene which showed a Gypsy woman trying to sell Basil Brush heather and pegs.

Northamptonshire Police received a complaint about the repeat episode of the children’s programme broadcast on digital channel CBBC.

Police said the complaint had been concluded without any arrests.

On Sunday, a Northamptonshire police spokesman, said: “The complaint was logged as an incident of a racist nature and our hate crimes unit is investigating.”

Basil Brush, who appears on morning TV show Saturday Swap Shop on BBC2 first appeared in the 1960s and is well known for his catchphrase, “Boom Boom”.

The programme has also been released on DVD.

Back to Littlejohn, different subject same pc lunacy

A vast bureaucracy now exists to police the language, to appease those who declare themselves offended and to punish transgressors who fall foul of the latest zealously enforced orthodoxy

One of the first acts of Tom Tugendhat, recently elected Tory MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling, has been to complain about a ‘homophobic’ street name in Sevenoaks, Kent.

He has taken up the cudgels on behalf of a homosexual couple, Philip Tucker and his husband Ian, who are outraged at a cul-de-sac on a new housing estate being called Bangays Way. They claim the name is ‘pretty offensive’ and want it changed.

The road is named in memory of Frank Bangay, a well-known parish councillor who died in 1999.

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Mr Tugendhat says his constituents wouldn’t mind if the road was called Frank Bangay Way. It’s the ‘s’ they object to. Philip Tucker said: ‘Many roads are named after local families but only one has got an ‘s’ on the end.’

However, the council points out that the name honours the contribution the entire Bangay family have made to the community over the years. The family name dates back to the 16th century.

Meanwhile, in late-breaking news, LGBT activists last night launched a campaign to change the name of Offa’s Dyke...

Offa’s Dyke is a large linear earthwork that roughly follows the current border between England and Wales. The structure is named after Offa, the 8th century king of Mercia, who is traditionally believed to have ordered its construction. Wikipedia

Queers will not be happy till all the rest of us are all as queer and politically correct as they are. That way, there will no longer be anything to offend them. But .... what then? With nothing to offend or change that might offend them, they might die of boredom.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/16/2015 at 09:06 AM   
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calendar   Friday - May 15, 2015

boat people and parliament gayest in the world. what the papers say.

Under a headline today that reads,

NEXT STOP BRITAIN
we find the following.

A staggering 30,000 migrants were arrested by police last year after being found in lorry trailers and cars whilst attempting to sneak into Britain.

Between 50 and 150 migrants are said to be arriving in Calais daily. This week, a number of migrants were filmed trying to board lorries in broad daylight. Previously they only used to try to stow themselves away in the night.

Peter Cullum, head of international affairs at the Road Haulage Association, said its members had reported a worsening situation in Calais.

‘The police are trying their best but they are overstretched,’ he said.

Another headline in another paper tells us that in another area of the world,

BRITISH TROOPS COULD ENTER LIBYA TO SMASH MED SMUGGLING GANGS.

Talk, talk, zzzzzzzzzzz

The solution is sooooooo easy and sooooooo final. 
If Europe and the UK want to save themselves, all they have to do is start using those wonderful weapons so many billions of pounds and dollars have been spent on, use them to full effect, and keep on using them until there isn’t anyone left to use them on.
Easy.  Oh yeah, turn those nice things on the complaining left first cos you know they’ll be obstructive. 

Some interesting news from South east Asia and how those folks are facing the migrant invasion.
They are refusing landing rights, will rescue nobody, and have told them their boats will be pushed back out to sea if they try to land.


Malaysia turns away 800 boat people; Thailand spots 3rd boat

BY EILEEN NG AND THANYARAT DOKSONE
Associated Press

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA — Rohingya and Bangladeshis migrants abandoned at sea by human traffickers had nowhere to go Thursday as Malaysia turned away two crammed boats, and Thailand kept at bay a large vessel with hundreds of hungry people.

“What do you expect us to do?” Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Jafaar said. “We have been very nice to the people who broke into our border. We have treated them humanely but they cannot be flooding our shores like this.”

“We have to send the right message that they are not welcome here,” he told The Associated Press. Four days earlier, about 1,000 refugees landed on the shores of Langkawi, a resort island in northern Malaysia near Thailand. Another 600 have arrived surreptitiously in Indonesia.

Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha also made it clear that his government does not have resources to host refugees.

“If we take them all in, then anyone who wants to come will come freely. I am asking if Thailand will be able to take care of them all. Where will the budget come from?” Prayuth said. “No one wants them. Everyone wants a transit country like us to take responsibility. Is it fair?” he said.

Southeast Asia for years tried to quietly ignore the plight of Myanmar’s 1.3 million Rohingya but finds itself caught in a spiraling humanitarian crisis that in many ways it helped create. In the last three years, more than 120,000 members of the Muslim minority, who are intensely persecuted in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, have boarded ships to flee to other countries, paying huge sums to human traffickers.

But faced with a regional crackdown, the smugglers have abandoned the ships, leaving an estimated 6,000 refugees to fend for themselves, according to reliable aid workers and human rights groups.

“This is a grave humanitarian crisis demanding an immediate response,” said Matthew Smith, executive director of nonprofit human rights group Fortify Rights. “Lives are on the line.”

Despite appeals by the U.N. and aid groups, no government in the region – Thai, Indonesian or Malaysian – appears willing to take the refugees, fearing that accepting a few would result in an unstoppable flow of poor, uneducated migrants.

http://www.bradenton.com/2015/05/14/5798037_malaysia-turns-away-boat-with.html

See? Invaders can be pushed back. Some countries are willing to put their own people and country FIRST.

Meanwhile back at the UK ranch .... celebration time as ... in this latest headline of bragging rights.

NOW WESTMINSTER HAS GOT THE WORLD’S GAYEST PARLIAMENT
and some are conservatives.

The article says that Britain now has the gayest Parliament in the world.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/15/2015 at 05:55 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 14, 2015

six months to decide a one minute case. where libs and pc have brought us

It took some time to clear up.
Six months instead of six minutes.  Or less.

This action, brought on by a father who the paper will not name or show a photo of, which shows you how troublesome this ass wipe is …. 
accused a head teacher of a hate crime which then had to be investigated.
The crime? 
Words. Only two.

“Special Needs.”

I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve ignored lately that are somewhat similar and in some cases worse due to actual criminal actions.
This one stands as stupid beyond reason and why it was allowed to even go ahead and last for the time it did defies logic.
However, in this country, it only takes one left wing libtard to set things like this in motion.  And apparently, the guy who started things moving on this case, has done similar before.  No doubt a trouble maker of note, as the paper refuses to name the bastard.

Every so often I ran across something in the past, and would declare I’d found something that would never be topped for ill logic and just plain dumb.  Naturally, I always managed to find something else that was more stupid and so quit making that declaration.  And I am not making it here because I just know that given time, like maybe 24 hours, something else will come along to top it.
This is what the culture has come to.

(Note: the reference to Governor.  For USA readers. That is you may say, the equiv. of PTA) Lyndon?  Do I have that correct? 

Take a look.

Headteacher is accused of hate crime after saying autistic pupil had ‘special needs’: She’s cleared after six-month police probe

· Pupil said to have been described as ‘special needs’ at governors’ meeting
· Parent complained that the student would find the term offensive
· Police, local council and education chiefs all investigated headteacher
· After no action is taken, she hits out at ‘vexatious’, time-wasting claims
By Christian Gysin for the Daily Mail

A headteacher endured a six-month ‘disability hate crime’ investigation by police and council bureaucrats because she said an autistic pupil had ‘special needs’.

Janet Felkin, 60, was stunned to discover she had been reported to police after using the innocuous phrase during a governors’ meeting.

The school leader, who was described as ‘outstanding’ by colleagues, was discussing a child with autism when she referred to the pupil’s ‘special needs’, a standard term used regularly within education.

But after minutes of the meeting were posted online, the pupil’s father complained to the authorities, claiming his child would be offended by the phrase.

The father, a parent-governor at Blatchington Mill, a secondary school in Hove, East Sussex, said the child was ‘highly intelligent’ and the use of ‘special needs’ constituted a hate crime.

After fighting the accusations for six months, Miss Felkin has finally been cleared of any wrongdoing. She said yesterday: ‘It is a matter of great regret to me that I have had to spend a great deal of time and energy in dealing with ongoing vexatious accusations from a particular individual.

‘These have led to a series of investigations by different authorities, taking up time that I could have spent more usefully. Throughout this time I have continued to run the school to the best of my ability.’

Miss Felkin, who has more than 40 years’ experience as a teacher, took over as head in 2007. However, colleagues said she had been blighted by a string of complaints from the parent-governor, who the Daily Mail has chosen not to name.

THE FARCE CONTINUES HERE

Conclusion. Mine of course.
The daddy ass wipe needs to be disciplined to discourage his continued obstructive bad behavior.

I’d say a Black & Decker power drill in one knee cap should change his outlook considerably.  Another problem, another knee cap. But I’d guess one would work quite well.


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calendar   Saturday - April 25, 2015

the really stupid do manage to thrive. and that’s one thing that’s wrong with our world

I’ve ranted and bitched about the addition of the letters “ism” to almost everything these politically correct days.  And the addition of the term “phobia” attached to various words.  It’s always, without any exception, placed there by the loony damn left and taken up by the press. Always pisses me off and we all know those terms are used as verbal cudgels against conservatives and anyone who dares question the red rats on the left.

Well, today I ran into another new one, new to me and possibly you as well.
Just what the hell is a “Transphobic?” I never saw the word before today, never heard it spoken either.
So I looked it up.
I got the following definition.

“Unreasoning hostility, aversion, etc., toward transgender people”.

I guess I should have been able to figure that out .

Seems a PC head teacher decided that children as young as three years old, should be made to sign a pledge , “Not to use transphobic language in nursery school.”

Here’s the schmuck who thought it up.

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And here’s the story. 

We live in a very sickly world when ppl like her thrive.  And altho it isn’t a part of this article, how’s this for the same sort of distorted thought process.

After a spate of rapes, a killing or two and assaults, the police in one city thought they should offer young women some good advice.
They had posters made up suggesting to the ladies to not allow a friend to wander off alone. When you go out together, stay together, always have a companion.  Simple, innocent.  Innocent?  Well not quite according to the more militant sisterhood of femi Nazis.
They were highly critical of the police and said the posters were patronizing and actually anti female.

That’s our screwed up world ppl. 
Anyway .... on with the latest phobia.

Parents anger after children as young as THREE told to sign contract promising not to use ‘transphobic language’ at nursery

· Turnham Primary School demands pupils sign ‘agreement’ before starting
· Includes line asking children to ‘refrain from using...transphobic language’
· Shocked parents say asking three-year-olds to sign agreement is ‘bonkers’
· Chairman of school’s governing body apologised for any offence caused

By Eleanor Harding, Education Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school.
The pledge is contained in a ‘home-school agreement’ which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September.

The infants must also promise to refrain from using homophobic and racist phrases and to be tolerant of people with different sexual orientations and lifestyles. Each child must print their name and provide a signature to confirm that they understand their ‘responsibilities’ while attending the school.

It is understood that teachers at the South-East London school introduced the document to help stamp out playground prejudice against transgender people and a wide range of disabilities and cultures.

But yesterday the chairman of governors said that they knew nothing about the change to the contract, which was also dismissed as ‘bonkers’ by parents who said pre-school children could not be expected to understand such complex issues.

Yesterday, one mother said: ‘My son is three yet he is meant to pledge not to use “transphobic” language.

This just fills me with dread about what sort of politically correct, tick-box bureaucracy runs this school.

‘How am I meant to explain it to my three-year-old that he must sign on the dotted line not to do something which he is not even aware exists when he can barely hold a crayon?

CONTINUES


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/25/2015 at 04:40 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - April 21, 2015

doing stuff, Yemen

Ok. Got her down to the dealership to pick up her car. Apparently I solved whatever the issue was, because the mechanics took her little buzz buggy out for 4 test drives and gave it 4 sessions with the magic meter reader, and they came up with nothing. So she’s off shopping. I ran a couple of errands, drove past the locomotive shed of the BR&W RR on the way back to see if Engine 60 was out in the sun - it wasn’t - and then got a refill on the propane tank for the grill. Toasted a few dogs for lunch, and I’ve got some chicken thighs marinating for later, to make some grilled Buffalo thighs. Better than wings, twice as much meat, and actually less expensive.

So let’s see what’s new in the news ... oh look, might be a naval battle shaping up off of Yemen, with us against the Iranians. And them having just shown off their carrier destroying missile system a couple weeks ago. Oh boy!


Into Harm’s Way?

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The carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in transit with the missile cruiser USS Cowpens Vicksburg

(my error; USS Cowpens is CG-63, USS Vicksburg is CG-69, the picture is low-res)

American warships are prepared to intercept a convoy of Iranian ships suspected of carrying weapons to Houthi rebel forces in Yemen, senior defense and military officials told NBC News on Monday.

An Iranian convoy of freighters, escorted by warships from the Iranian military and Revolutionary Guard forces, appears headed for Yemen, the officials said.

They emphasized that while the USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier group would be in position to intercept the convoy, an intercept could also be carried out by Saudi Arabia, Egypt or the United Arab Emirates, which are patrolling the waters off Yemen.

Supported by the United States, Saudi Arabia has led Sunni Arab countries in carrying out more than three weeks of airstrikes targeting the rebels, who are backed by Iran and have seized parts of Yemen.

There is no indication that U.S. or other coalition warships have been in contact with the Iranians, but one official told NBC News, “They know we’re there.”

Some U.S. officials are concerned that the leak of the information is not good, coming at the same time as the United States and other countries try to reach a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

“Since this is now public, the Iranians may feel they’ve been backed into a corner” and attempt to run through any blockade set up by the coalition warships, one official said.

The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution approved last week imposed an arms embargo on leaders of the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who have taken over much of Yemen.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest would not comment specifically on any Navy movements in Yemeni waters, but said the U.S. has concerns about Iran’s “continued support for the Houthis.

“We have seen evidence that the Iranians are supplying weapons and other armed support to the Houthis in Yemen,” Earnest said Monday. “That support will only contribute to greater violence in that country. These are exactly the kind of destabilizing activities that we have in mind when we raise concerns about Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Middle East.”

He added, “Iranians are acutely aware of our concerns for their continued support of the Houthis by sending them large shipments of weapons.”

In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.

The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution approved last week imposed an arms embargo on leaders of the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels. The resolution passed in a 14-0 vote with Russia abstaining.

Navy officials said Monday that the Roosevelt was moving through the Arabian Sea. A massive ship that carries F/A-18 fighter jets, the Roosevelt is seen more of a deterrent and show of force in the region.

So we will continue to fight another proxy war with Iran in Yemen, or we will now duke it out with them directly? Either way, I’m just ever so glad our great god-king Emperor Obama reached a semi-secret agreement with these nutjobs, who are going to ignore it anyway, and that the whole slew of Republican legislators we HAD TO elect to stop this (and Obamacare too!) rolled over and played dead so fast they got carpet burns. Way to go Team Weasel.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/21/2015 at 04:26 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - April 16, 2015

THE DEATH OF THE WEST AS INVASION CONTINUES UNABATED

Good grief Charlie Brown.

From last Tues to Friday alone, 7,000 illegal migrant invaders of Europa were stupidly saved by various ship nationals.  The Italians had already given up, as I understand things, on the wholesale deployment of their small navy and coast guard. The Greeks said today they “Can not cope” after the influx had tripled.

The only good news to come out of all of this, is that some 400 more invaders drowned in leaky boats in rough seas. Good.  The pity is it could not be the 7,000 newest arrivals to darken, in more ways than one, what once was a superior culture.

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Lets not kid ourselves.  Most of these invaders, and lets not call em anything else, are not skilled labour. 
And very soon, they’ll be coming to a neighbourhood near you. And maybe next door. 
Even the EU now openly say that “migrants have become a flood”.

The Greeks have appealed to the EU for help in handling the invasion of these unwanted, unwashed lice carrying filth.
What a switch.
What the hell did the Greek do when Italy invaded their country?  Didn’t they kick ass until the Italians had to request the help of superior soldiers and commanders? And even then, the Greeks fought the Germans too. 

The Greek (and Italians) do not need NATO or EU help.  What’s wrong with these people that they just refuse to defend to the death their countries?
I mean the death of those invading them.
Napalm, poison gas, machine guns, cannon.
Any of the above or a combination of all, will not stem the tide.

It will stop it dead in it’s unwashed, unwanted tracks. 


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/16/2015 at 11:26 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 26, 2015

Crass Humor, Cider House Rules Edition

Builders are busy building three new condo/apartment buildings down at the end of our village street. They’ve been plugging away at it all winter, and now have progressed to the plumbing and wiring stage.


I drove by just now and noticed that the electric work is being done by D & C Electric. And I thought the wiring in our condo was an abortion!





Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.

See More Below The Fold

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calendar   Tuesday - March 17, 2015

multiculturalism has become a “racket” as a black anti racist talks white angers, left

This news item is a bit of coincidence considering the post with regard to the sheboons from the standpoint that with liberal enablers, things get worse.
They will never improve.

Some of the folks one has to feel sorry for thru all our anger at what we all saw, are the people who went to war even in recent times, and who did serve our country with honor.  What must they feel like knowing that folks who don’t know their background or service, will look at them and only see niggers.  That can not be an easy thing.

Back in the 50s when the traitors known as the Rosenbergs were on trial and finally done away with, many thousands of Jews in the USA bore the brunt of the Rosenberg crime. Even those who faced no threat still felt the shame of it.  It’s very hard to explain to folks who have never been called a ‘dirty jew’ or a ‘kike’, especially after the Rosenbergs, could feel like.  It’s like you want to go out and tell people hey, that isn’t me. You want to explain you had nothing to do with them, even tho you weren’t called upon to do so. 
So yeah, I am aware that not all of the folks we see that are black are exactly like those sheboons.  The problem is, libtards are creating more of the same kind and they’re mostly still white and worse yet, far worse and far more confusing for some of us, why oh why can’t libtard Jews see thru all that?  As Dr. Jeff once pointed out with some frustration as I recall, too many Jews vote Democratic and left.  And because of the Jewish experience, they want the world to be a pretty place for the oppressed who happen to all be black. 

Well, here’s today’s dumb outrage from the left.

Bmews ,,,, This is just about as bloody F****** stupid and PC as it gets.

Fortunately in this one case, some kind of logic prevailed BUT, the dumb assed attitude remains as entrenched as ever.  The worse part of it is, and I really believe this, is that most people are wise to the BS, most don’t actually buy into it, most believe it’s fraud by another name, but most are also so it seems, powerless to stop the PC steamroller.

Oh … btw.  As an aside. A famous ( Brit) civil rights and anti race campaigner has come under liberal fire.  And a black man at that.

Former head of Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) said politicians and the media had become “terrified” of discussing race

Trevor Phillips has been accused of holding “misguided and dangerous” views about race after suggesting that multiculturalism in the UK has become a “racket” which discourages proper integration.

So it would seem that even a black “activist” and a ‘Sir’ no less, is misguided and dangerous due to his views which on the face of it, may just be too white.  Ya think?
I now present you with today’s bit of I’m offended by those words so you must not use them.

Jeremy Clarkson ruling: Travellers group objects as BBC Trust says Top Gear presenter’s use of ‘pikey’ was not racist

The BBC is facing a fresh dispute over the behaviour of its Top Gear presenters after an internal investigation concluded that the programme’s use of the word “pikey” was not racially offensive. The ruling by the BBC Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee, due to be published tomorrow, was condemned by Gypsy and Traveller organisations, which accused the Corporation of “legitimising the use of a racist word”.

The dispute comes a week after the BBC suspended Jeremy Clarkson for allegedly punching one of the show’s producers during a row over food. An inquiry has been launched into the incident, during which it is claimed the Top Gear presenter called Oisin Tymon a “lazy Irish c***”.

The complaint, which was lodged by the Traveller Movement charity, relates to a Top Gear episode which aired in February last year and featured a race of popular 1980s hatchbacks. During the programme, presenter Richard Hammond’s choice of a Vauxhall Nova is ridiculed, before Clarkson is seen erecting a placard at the start line bearing the words “Pikey’s Peak”.

In its ruling, seen by The Independent, the BBC committee acknowledges the fact that the word “pikey” derives from “turnpike” and is therefore related to Travellers.

However, it said there had been “no intended racist reference” by the Top Gear team. “The committee believed the word ‘pikey’ had evolved into common parlance among a number of people to mean ‘chavvy’ or ‘cheap’ and … viewers would not necessarily associate it with the Gypsy and Traveller communities,” the committee stated.

Refusing to uphold the complaint, it also noted that the use of the word “pikey” on Top Gear was the continuation of a “running gag” between Clarkson and fellow presenter James May about Hammond’s perceived cheap style. The placard was also a pun on the famous US racecourse Pike’s Peak, it added.

Reacting to the ruling, a spokesman for the Traveller Movement said the BBC Trust had made an “absurd” decision, adding that the charity would be taking its complaint to the media regulator Ofcom.

“We are horrified by the BBC’s green-lighting of the use of the word ‘pikey’ by the Top Gear presenters. The claim that it has evolved a new meaning and that most people do not realise it has any reference at all with Gypsies and Travellers is absolute rubbish,” he said.

There’s a lot more but you get the picture.

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I must have led a very sheltered life.  I never heard the word pikey or pike used as a slur or in any other mean way against the vermin who break the laws and make otherwise peaceful folks erupt in anger and hate at this one group of misfits.  And a person would have to be blind or stupid or both not to know the many examples that have made them so unwanted in anyone’s back yard. Or within a mile of them. Make that 100 miles.


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