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Thursday, April 14
by FoxnWolf on Thu 14 Apr 2011 14:49 BST
Where has your money
The latest report written in the 'Daily Telegraph' the money Britain gives in Overseas Aid (as below). The Minister for Overseas Aid was also heard on the BBC World News programme with his report of the Foreign Aid Programme Britain’s donations. It came after the report of the UK Budget. A follow up was the sacking of 2,000 experienced long term servicemen, *One Sgt Major was actually serving on the front line in Afghanistan when he was informed he was going to be sacked. The government state the MOD cannot afford to keep them. Pilots were shelved near the completion of the course they only had two weeks left to finish. Fighter planes are being scrapped, as are essential RN Ships.
The Defence budget has had a 30% reduction cut while British Forces in Afghanistan are in desperate need for safety vehicles and essential equipment the government say they cannot provide because of lack of funds. The Overseas Aid and the Welfare costs the UK pay out should have been the first reduction in finance, and cut drastically to make sure the money is available towards the safety of our troops which should be paramount. The government should stop the money given to the Imams (have never worked in 19 years and get over 2,000 pounds a month to support the kids he knocks out with three wives), also his other social security dissident parasites who have no intention of ever working, they should be kicked out with the riff raff and millions of other scroungers Blairs 'New Labour mob let in.
They should immediately, bring in National Service to get the millions of UK's bone idle youths of their arses. And get out of the EU that is also robbing the British public blind, while Germany and France reap all the benefits. and live in luxury. The British government should wake up from their own self indulgence and make sure Britain do not donate anymore more funds to the EU and shelf the inane laws and legislation they think up and bring into force from week to week, absolutely ridiculous laws that affect British citizens, thought up by a mob of overpaid pigs in the trough foreigners who now run Britain, which is now known as the "European Nanny Welfare State."
Also unbelievable the billions of dollars India and Pakistan spend on cricket while Britain subsidise their starving millions living in abject poverty and squalor on their streets. Also note the money Pakistan are spending on Defence. We thought the Australian government were wasting our tax payer’s money. According to the UK list of benefactors the countries involved receive aid from both OZ and the UK. A serious case of double dipping while our own pensioners, hospitals and clinics close, and essential services suffer because both governments say they do not have the funds. Bloody farcical!!!It would appear that, it is not only our, dearly beloved "Krudd" that is still giving the tax payers money away.
And I was under the false impression that UK was broke and owes the IMF some £650bn + (unless you know different) how wrong you can be.
Just in case you missed the figures for the UK Overseas Aid Budget for 2011/2012, here are the details
Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph:-
In £ Millions:-
African Regional Bodies 180
Don't Forget Portugal ???
Don`t Forget Spain ???
On top of this there is a suggestion of a £100 M for Zimbabwe.
You will be aware that statements had been made to exempt India from the Aid Budget, but that country still appears in the listings.
The previous 4 years for Pakistan Education was £250M, the next 4 years could be £650M.You may also be aware that Pakistan is currently negotiating with China for a £1Billion purchase of submarines, and a £1Billion purchase of Fighter Planes. All make sense?
If you had the misfortune to listen to the Minister for Overseas Aid on the radio a few weeks ago, you may remember that the oration was noticeable for his level of conceit and arrogance, not what is needed to get his message accepted by the British Public.
Big Society” the giving of Overseas Aid could be devolved from Government and
left to people to subscribe to Charities. If the Government has “hidden
agendas” concerning National Security, or Anti-terrorism, then in their much
vaunted “transparency” they should make those facts known.
Sunday, April 10
Monday, March 14
by FoxnWolf on Mon 14 Mar 2011 09:56 GMT
The following is an extract from the Soviet paper ‘Sovietsky Flot’The British Marines have been in operation for about 300 years.
Ahoy there Members,stand by your beds!
this from 1957 edition of ye olde Globe and Buster,
I don`t know how you bastards can sleep at night!
We`re still here and the old Sovs have passed on.
They have taken part in all wars, both great and small, waged by the British colonialists on land and sea, and they have appeared in the role of “imperial police” against the peoples of colonial and dependent countries.
The Marines have a special position in the structure of the British armed forces.
An article in the English magazine Soldier stated it is their duty to carry out exceptionally dangerous and difficult tasks in the rear of the enemy or in any other sort of country and to conduct punitive measures against colonial peoples.
The British Marines recruit their men by signing on the most adventurously inclined of the countries youth, amongst them being elements from the criminal underworld. For the selection of candidates, the basic requirement for future Marines is that they shall be mentally attuned to a spirit of Imperial ideology of brigandage and violence and that they shall have that special stamp of character which knows neither pity or leniency.
The training of these punitive troops is carried out in several stages. At Deal, recruits go through a course of basic military and ideological training for three months. Here they are taught Corps History
From here they go for three months to the training centre at Lympstone where particular stress is laid upon training for punitive expeditions and developing and anti-Soviet and anti communist spirit. Marines learn the tactics required to disperse demonstrations by workers and for fighting against partisans in varying types of terrain.
After that the Marines go to 42 Commando for two months where side by side with general military training, they also specialise in carrying out small diversionary raids, the duties of sabotage parties and how to deal with precipitous coasts and turbulent rivers.
From this Commando Marines then go aboard warships where they get to know about service afloat together with the duties of naval police, which they undertake aboard ships.
All this training is concluded with two weeks courses in the final selection takes place. From here the Marines can either join ships detachments or go to 3 Commando Brigade or to landing detachments of the fleet or finally to a so called special services unit.
Those who go to sea are part of the ships company and form “a crew within a crew”. According to the magazine The Navy, each Aircraft Carrier has a detachment of 90 marine which carries out the police functions over the rest of the ships company. It is not by chance that in English literature, the Marines are called “The obedient armament against disobedient seamen”. They watch for misconduct amongst the ship’s company, carry out political screening of sailors and guard particularly important positions in the ship like the magazines, the navigation section of the ship and so on. When this or any other ship takes part in the suppression of the national liberation movement of a country, the Marines quickly land to quell the disturbance with armed force.
Thus, in the post war years, British Marines have made short work of the workers of Hong Kong, British Honduras, Malaya, and other countries.
3 Commando Brigade, consists of a staff and three commandos, two of which are regular and the other a training unit. The Brigade took part in the aggressive war against the Korean Peoples Democratic Republic and it played a dominant part in the recent aggressive venture against Egypt. The Marines of 45 Commando from this Brigade were amongst the first to land in Port Said by helicopters from British Aircraft Carriers.
Special amphibious units of Marines are to be found in the Home Fleet, the Mediterranean Fleet and the British flotillas on the Rhine and Elbe. They have at their disposal, special amphibious equipment for disembarking diversionary groups.
Marines who are sent to a special service unit for diversionary duties against
ships in port or for carrying out powerful blows in the rear of the enemy are
subjected to a particularly thorough selection.
They are also for destroying
Radar posts, communications and so on. How boastfully the magazine Soldier
has recorded “that small groups of carefully selected saboteurs from these
units would be able to find a way in to place an atomic bomb in one of the
enemy’s bases before the outbreak of war”. “In time of war, this magazine goes
on to say, “these selected bands of spies and saboteurs must carry out ‘holding
raids’ on isolated populated areas and spread fear among the population.
All the personnel in this unit carry out diving training, the purpose of which is well known as was shown by the affair in Portsmouth Harbour when, in April last year “the human amphibian”, Commander Crabb, attempted to investigate the bottoms of Soviet ships which were in England on a visit of friendship .
The magazine The Navy points out that the Marines of the Special Service Unit must also be efficient parachutists and they must be able to operate small inflatable boats and they must know all about demolitions.
The Marines are by far the most reactionary part of Britain’s armed forces. English imperialists have turned Marines into professional murderers and sadists who are ready to commit any kind of bloody crime.
In Port Said, the Marines of 45 Commando were slaughtering peaceful people, not
even sparing old men, women and children. They burnt down their houses, looted
their property and defiled national monuments. Even before their actual landing
they were shooting up the people in the streets with sten and machine guns from
low flying helicopters. In the words of the Swedish photographic correspondent –
Anderson- who visited Port Said – I saw the bodies of women and children with
bullet wounds in the back. The occupying forces had shot them as they ran for
What more can I say. It is impossible to put it into words. But my photographs – of a father bending over the body of his small daughter and her wounded mother, hugging the dead child to himself – these are documents which will never be forgotten.
Such is the evidence left in Port Said by murderers dressed as Marines. They have now been revealed to the world in their true colours – ravishers and savages. The former First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Hailsham, had the face to declare that the Marines had carried out their task in Egypt with “consummate skill and complete devotion to duty”.
Such are the British Marines –The Police of the British Imperialists.The Editor does not necessarily agree with the views expressed by various contributors and does not hold himself responsible for statements or opinions that may not be entirely correct.
The editor does not necessarily agree?
No shit Sherlock
Sunday, March 6
by FoxnWolf on Sun 06 Mar 2011 14:14 GMT
Life Without Oil
Agriculture: • plastic ties • row cover • irrigation piping • polyethylene • polypropylene
• bags and packaging • pesticides and herbicides • food preservatives
Clothing and Textiles: • ballet tights • nylon cord • everything polyester: blouses, pants, pajamas etc. • everything permanent press: shirts, dresses etc. • beads
• bracelets • pantyhose • nylon zippers • plastic hangers • purses • thongs and flip flops
• earrings • ribbons • fake fur • windbreakers • sandals • garment bags
• shoe laces • rain coats • iron-on patches • sneakers • sweaters
• sofa pillow material • tote bags • umbrellas
Around the Office: • ball point pens • diskettes • thermometer • Ink • computers
• business card holders • copiers • waste baskets • calculators • printer cartridges
• microfilm • name tags • binders • erasers • rulers • scotch tape • magic markers
Sports, Hobbies and Games: • backpacks • fishing lures • air mattresses • cameras
• beach balls • fishing poles • hang gliders • vinyl cases • footballs
• glue containers • puzzles • darts • Frisbees • golf ball and golf bags
• shotgun shells • ear plugs • knitting needles • waterproof clothing
• stadium cushions • earphones • yarn • kites • tennis racquets
• fabric dye • decoys • lifejackets • nylon strings • face protectors
• volley balls • model cars • plastic water guns • fishing bobbers
• soccer balls • oil paints • parachutes • fishing cylume • light sticks
• playing cards • photographs • monofilament fishing lines
• diving boards • poker chips • goggles • rollerskate and skateboard wheels
• whistles • guitar strings • picks • rafts • ice chests • tents • sleeping bags
• pole vaulting poles • motorcycle helmets • skis, water skis
• rubber cement • plastic flowerpots • hot tub covers • sails
• snorkels • monkey bars • photo albums • wet suits • flippers
• tennis balls • boats • insulated boots
Infants and Children: • acrylic toys • baby oil • laundry baskets
• waterproof pants • baby aspirin • bath soap • mittens • pacifiers
• baby blankets • bibs • rattles • doubleknit shirts • baby bottles
• disposable diapers • baby shoes • teething rings • nipples and binkies
• dolls • stuffed animals • baby lotion
Medical: • allergy medication • cotton-tipped swabs
• inhalers • liquid Pepto-Bismol • aspirin • first aid cream • lancets
• pill cases • band aids • first aid kits • latex gloves prescription bottles
• burn lotion • glycerin • mosquito spray • rubbing alcohol
• chap stick • heart valve replacement • nasal decongestant
• surgical tape • syringes • Vaseline • antiseptics • hearing aids
• anesthetics • artificial limbs • eyeglasses and sunglasses • antihistamines
• cortisone • vaporizers • denture adhesives • laxatives • Bactine
• oxygen masks • stethoscopes • prescription glasses • cough syrup
• hearing aids
Kitchen and Household: • vinegar bottles • egg cartons • meat trays
• trash bags • breadboxes • freezer containers • melamine dishware
• tumblers • cake decorations • jars • microwave dishes • utensils
• freezer bags • milk jugs • vacuum bottles • coasters • gelatin molds
• nylon spatulas • wax paper • coffee pots • ice cream scoops • oven bags
• mops • drinking cups • ice trays • plastic containers • fabric softener
• detergent bottles • plastic table service • drain stoppers • dish drainers
• lunch boxes • pudding molds • sponges • dish scrubbers • brushes
• baggies • drinking straws • Styrofoam • paper cup dispensers
• measuring cups • Teflon coated pans • table cloths • refrigerator shelves
Beauty: • cologne • hair brushes • lipstick • permanent wave curlers
• perfume • hair color • mascara • petroleum jelly • comb
• foam rubber curlers • shampoo • contact lenses and cases
• hair spray • hand lotion • shaving foam • hair dryers • shoe inserts
• dentures • body lotion • face masks • skin cleanser • deodorants
• moisturizing cream • soap holders • disposable razors
• leather conditioner • mouthwash • sunglasses • facial toner
• lens cleanser • nail polish • sunscreen • tooth brushes • toothpaste tubes
• vitamins • synthetic wigs • bubble bath • soap capsules
Furnishings: • carpet padding • Naugahyde • Venetian blinds • TV cabinets
• extension cords • picture frames • flocked wallpaper • shower doors
• Formica • refrigerator lining • vinyl wallpaper • curtains • kitchen carpet
• shag carpet • welcome mats • fan blades • lamps • shower curtain
• patio furniture • swings • linoleum • upholstery • rugs
Building and Home: • caulking material • light switch plates
• plungers • faucet washers • clotheslines • measuring tape
• polyurethane stain • water pipes • electric saws • paintbrushes
• propane bottles • wood floor cleaner/wax • vinyl electrical tape
• plastic pipe • shingles (asphalt) • light panels • garden hoses
• plastic wood spackling paste • awnings • glazing compound
• Plexiglas • spray paint • enamel • epoxy paint • artificial turf
• folding doors • floor wax • glue • house paint • paint rollers
• toilet seats • water pipes • putty • solvents • roofing material
• plywood adhesive • sockets • propane
Automotive: • antifreeze • flat tire fix • street paving (asphalt)
• car battery cases • coolant • motor oil • tires • loud speakers
• bearing grease • sports car bodies • traffic cones • car enamel
• brake fluid • dashboards • windshield wipers • visors
• car sound insulation • oil filters • car seats • convertible tops
• fan belts • gasoline
Miscellaneous: • ash trays • dog food dishes • toolboxes
• CDs and DVDs • balloons • dog leashes • tape recorders
• synthetic rubber • bubble gum • dog toys • flashlights
• nylon ropes • bungee straps • flight bags • disposable lighters
• cassette player • flea collars • flutes • lighter fluid • cigarette cases
• electric blankets • tool racks • name tags • cigarette filters
• ammonia • newspaper tubes • calibrated containers
• insect repellent • phonograph records (vinyl) • crayons • ice buckets
• dyes • pillows • credit cards • flashlights • fly swatters • plastic cup holders
• dice • movie and camera film • k-resin • rain bonnets • luggage
• video cassettes • charcoal lighter • rayon • safety glasses, gloves, hats
• shoe polish • signs • cassette tapes • toys • watch bands • waterproof boots
• shopping bags • bedspreads • checkbooks • covers • tobacco pouches
• clothes hangers • flea collars • flavors • masking tape • safety flares
• flags • butane
Saturday, February 19
by FoxnWolf on Sat 19 Feb 2011 21:58 GMT
The defector who convinced the White House that Iraq had a secret biological weapons programme has admitted for the first time that he lied about his story, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war.Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed Curveball by German and American intelligence officials who dealt with his claims, has told the Guardian that he fabricated tales of mobile bioweapons trucks and clandestine factories in an attempt to bring down the Saddam Hussein regime, from which he had fled in 1995.
"Maybe I was right, maybe I was not right," he said. "They gave me this chance. I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy.
"The admission comes just after the eighth anniversary of Colin Powell's speech to the United Nations in which the then-US secretary of state relied heavily on lies that Janabi had told the German secret service, the BND. It also follows the release of former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld's memoirs, in which he admitted Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction programme.
The careers of both men were seriously damaged by their use of Janabi's claims, which he now says could have been – and were – discredited well before Powell's landmark speech to the UN on 5 February 2003.The former CIA chief in Europe Tyler Drumheller describes Janabi's admission as "fascinating", and said the emergence of the truth "makes me feel better". "I think there are still a number of people who still thought there was something in that.
Even now," said Drumheller.In the only other at length interview Janabi has given he denied all knowledge of his supposed role in helping the US build a case for invading Saddam's Iraq.In a series of meetings with the Guardian in Germany where he has been granted asylum, he said he had told a German official, who he identified as Dr Paul, about mobile bioweapons trucks throughout 2000.
He said the BND had identified him as a Baghdad-trained chemical engineer and approached him shortly after 13 March of that year, looking for inside information about Saddam's Iraq."I had a problem with the Saddam regime," he said. "I wanted to get rid of him and now I had this chance."He portrays the BND as gullible and so eager to tease details from him that they gave him a Perry's Chemical Engineering Handbook to help communicate.
He still has the book in his small, rented flat in Karlsruhe, south-west Germany."They were asking me about pumps for filtration, how to make detergent after the reaction," he said. "Any engineer who studied in this field can explain or answer any question they asked."Janabi claimed he was first exposed as a liar as early as mid-2000, when the BND travelled to a Gulf city, believed to be Dubai, to speak with his former boss at the Military Industries Commission in Iraq, Dr Bassil Latif.
The Guardian has learned separately that British intelligence officials were at that meeting, investigating a claim made by Janabi that Latif's son, who was studying in Britain, was procuring weapons for Saddam.That claim was proven false, and Latif strongly denied Janabi's claim of mobile bioweapons trucks and another allegation that 12 people had died during an accident at a secret bioweapons facility in south-east Baghdad.
The German officials returned to confront him with Latif's version. "He says, 'There are no trucks,' and I say, 'OK, when [Latif says] there no trucks then [there are none],'" Janabi recalled.He said the BND did not contact him again until the end of May 2002. But he said it soon became clear that he was still being taken seriously.
He claimed the officials gave him an incentive to speak by implying that his then pregnant Moroccan-born wife may not be able to travel from Spain to join him in Germany if he did not co-operate with them. "He says, you work with us or your wife and child go to Morocco."The meetings continued throughout 2002 and it became apparent to Janabi that a case for war was being constructed. He said he was not asked again about the bioweapons trucks until a month before Powell's speech.
After the speech, Janabi said he called his handler at the BND and accused the secret service of breaking an agreement that they would not share anything he had told them with another country. He said he was told not to speak and placed in confinement for around 90 days.
With the US now leaving Iraq, Janabi said he was comfortable with what he did, despite the chaos of the past eight years and the civilian death toll in Iraq, which stands at more than 100,000."I tell you something when I hear anybody – not just in Iraq but in any war – [is] killed, I am very sad. But give me another solution. Can you give me another solution?"Believe me, there was no other way to bring about freedom to Iraq. There were no other possibilities."
Wednesday, December 29
Monday, November 22
Wednesday, November 10
by FoxnWolf on Wed 10 Nov 2010 08:55 GMT
“I'm 63 and I’m Tired"
I'm 63. Except for one term in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.
I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.
I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.
I'm tired of
being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael
Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury
because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they
get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe ,
the freedom of the press ofChina , the crime and violence of Mexico ,
the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech
of Venezuela .
I'm tired of
being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming,
which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom
apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a
three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our
carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than
Gore, you're green enough.
Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars ( and foreign holidays - David) called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.
I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.
Yes, I'm dog-tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my grandchildren.
“I'm 63 and I’m Tired"
by Robert A. Hall
Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.
Tuesday, September 28
by FoxnWolf on Tue 28 Sep 2010 09:55 BST
by FoxnWolf on Tue 28 Sep 2010 08:58 BST
A great piece of history.
Anyone born in the 1920's or mid-thirties or who grew up during the war years of the 1940's knew Kilroy. We didn't know why but we had lapel pins with his nose hanging over the label and the top of his face above his nose with his hands hanging over the label too. Some recall it was orange colored.
No one knew why he was so well known but we all joined in!
KILROY WAS HERE! WHO THE HECK WAS KILROY?
In 1946 the American Transit Association, through its radio program, "Speak to America," sponsored a nationwide contest to find the REAL Kilroy, offering a prize of a real trolley car to the person who could prove himself to be the gennuine article.
Almost 40 men stepped forward to make that claim, but only James Kilroy from Halifax, Massachusetts, had evidence of his identity.
Kilroy was a 46-year old shipyard worker during the war who worked as a checker at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. His job was to go around and check on the number of rivets completed. Riveters were on piecework and got paid by the rivet.
Kilroy would count a block of rivets and put a check mark in semi-waxed lumber chalk, so the rivets wouldn't be counted twice. When Kilroy went off duty, the riveters would erase the mark. Later on, an off-shift inspector would come through and count the rivets a second time, resulting in double pay for the riveters.
One day Kilroy's boss called him into his office. The foreman was upset about all the wages being paid to riveters, and asked him to investigate. It was then he realized what had been going on.
The tight spaces he had to crawl in to check the rivets didn't lend themselves to lugging around a paint can and brush, so Kilroy decided to stick with the waxy chalk. He continued to put his checkmark on each job he inspected, but added KILROY WAS HERE in king-sized letters next to the check, and eventually added the sketch of the chap with the long nose peering over the fence and that became part of the Kilroy message.
Once he did that, the riveters stopped trying to wipe away his marks.
Ordinarily the rivets and chalk marks would have been covered up with paint. With war on, however, ships were leaving the Quincy Yard so fast that there wasn't time to paint them. As a result, Kilroy's inspection "trademark" was seen by thousands of servicemen who boarded the troopships the yard produced. His message apparently rang a bell with the servicemen, because they picked it up and spread it all over Europe and the South Pacific. Before war's end, "Kilroy" had been here, there, and everywhere on the long hauls to Berlin and Tokyo.
To the troops outbound in those ships, however, he was a complete mystery; all they knew for sure was that some jerk named Kilroy had "been there first." As a joke, U.S. servicemen began placing the graffiti wherever they landed, claiming it was already there when they arrived.
Kilroy became the U.S. super-GI who had always "already been" wherever GIs went. It became a challenge to place the logo in the most unlikely places imaginable (it is said to be atop Mt. Everest, the Statue of Liberty, the underside of l'Arc De Triomphe, and even scrawled in the dust on the moon).
As the war went on, the legend grew. Underwater demolition teams routinely sneaked ashore on Japanese-held islands in the Pacific to map the terrain for coming invasions by U.S. troops (and thus, presumably, were the first GI's there). On one occasion, however, they reported seeing enemy troops painting over the Kilroy logo! In 1945, an outhouse was built for the exclusive use of Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill at the Potsdam conference. Its' first occupant was Stalin, who emerged and asked his aide
(in Russian), "Who is Kilroy?"
To help prove his authenticity in 1946, James Kilroy brought along officials from the shipyard and some of the riveters. He won the trolley car, which he gave to his nine children as a Christmas gift and set it up as a playhouse in the Kilroy front yard in Halifax, Massachusetts.
So, now you know!
Monday, August 9
by FoxnWolf on Mon 09 Aug 2010 13:35 BST
China's Largest Oil Spill Ever, Happening Now
Only 3 months have passed since the beginning of the largest oil spill in American history. Now, China is dealing with a similar problem. An oil pipeline burst in the Yellow Sea and spill size is approximately 165 square miles. It is not nearly as large as the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, but it is China's largest oil spill, ever recorded.
At the time of writing this, the oil spill has doubled in size. Beaches are emptying. The environmental hazards are growing by the minute. One clean up worker has literally drowned in oil.
Clean up crews do not have the gear needed to combat the oil and clean up the mess. They are resorting to straw mats, rubber gloves and chopsticks to clean up the thick, crude oil. Clean up workers are fighting against the oil, despite any proper means to do so.
In the photographs, the oil appears to have the thick sludgy consistency, similar to what we have seen building up on shorelines of Louisiana. Fishing has been banned in affected areas.
by FoxnWolf on Mon 09 Aug 2010 11:14 BST
Yes, UK Did Release Terrorist for OilThe British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.
Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards.
The letters were sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, his counterpart in Scotland, who has been widely criticised for taking the formal decision to permit Megrahi’s release.
The correspondence makes it plain that the key decision to include Megrahi in a deal with Libya to allow prisoners to return home was, in fact, taken in London for British national interests.
Edward Davey, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, said: “This is the strongest evidence yet that the British government has been involved for a long time in talks over al-Megrahi in which commercial considerations have been central to their thinking.”
Two letters dated five months apart show that Straw initially intended to exclude Megrahi from a prisoner transfer agreement...
Straw then switched his position as Libya used its deal with BP as a bargaining chip to insist the Lockerbie bomber was included.
The exploration deal for oil and gas, potentially worth up to £15 billion, was announced in May 2007. Six months later the agreement was still waiting to be ratified.
In a letter leaked by a Whitehall source, he wrote: “I had previously accepted the importance of the al-Megrahi issue to Scotland and said I would try to get an exclusion for him on the face of the agreement. I have not been able to secure an explicit exclusion.
“The wider negotiations with the Libyans are reaching a critical stage and, in view of the overwhelming interests for the United Kingdom, I have agreed that in this instance the [prisoner transfer agreement] should be in the standard form and not mention any individual.”
Within six weeks of the government climbdown, Libya had ratified the BP deal
Libya alleges terrorist release was for oil dealsLondon-Tripoli (AFP) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hugged the convicted Lockerbie bomber and promised more cooperation with Britain in gratitude for his release, while London and Washington condemned his "hero's welcome" home.
Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam raises the hand of the terrorist in a victory salute.
Meeting Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and his family late on Friday, Gaddafi thanked British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Queen Elizabeth for "encouraging" Scotland to release the dying prisoner from a Scottish jail, Libyan news agency JANA reported.
After receiving a warm embrace from Gaddafi, Megrahi bent forward and kissed the leader's hand, TV images showed.
"This step is in the interest of relations between the two countries ... and of the personal friendship between me and them and will be positively reflected for sure in all areas of cooperation between the two countries," the Libyan leader said.
Earlier, Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam told Megrahi that in negotiations with Britain, he had personally made Megrahi's freedom a condition of potential energy trade deals.
"In all British interests regarding Libya, I always put you on the table," Gaddafi's son's newspaper quoted him as saying.
Britain flatly denied the release was in any way linked to business deals with Libya, which has Africa's largest proven oil reserves. Britain said all responsibility for his release rested with Scotland, which runs its own judicial affairs.
"There is no deal -- all decisions relating to Megrahi's case have been exclusively for Scottish ministers, the Crown Office in Scotland and the Scottish judicial authorities," a spokesman for the Foreign Office said.
"No deal has been made between the UK government and Libya in relation to Megrahi and any commercial interests."
Scotland's government on Thursday released Megrahi from a life sentence for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland because he has terminal prostate cancer. The attack killed 270 people, most of them Americans.
"At this hour, I want to send a message to our friends in Scotland, the Scottish National Party and the first minister of Scotland, to congratulate them for their bravery," JANA quoted Gaddafi as saying.
"Despite the unacceptable and illogical pressures against them, they took this humanitarian and brave decision."
More than 1,000 young Libyans gathered at an airport in Tripoli on Thursday to welcome Megrahi home, cheering and waving national flags. The images angered Washington and London.
Megrahi promised in an interview with Britain's Times newspaper published on Saturday that he would present new evidence before he died exonerating him of the bombing.
He dismissed the international furore over his release, saying U.S. President Barack Obama should know he would not be doing anything apart from going to hospital and waiting to die. Doctors say he may have less than three months to live.
"My message to the British and Scottish communities is that I will put out the evidence and ask them to be the jury," Megrahi, sentenced in 2001, said without elaborating.
"God knows I'm a very ill person," said Megrahi. "The only place I have to go is the hospital for medical treatment. I'm not interested in going anywhere else. Don't worry, Mr Obama - it's just three months ."
Relatives of many of the Americans who died in the Lockerbie attack have voiced disgust at Megrahi's release and his reception back in Tripoli.
Gaddafi likened the shock of the Lockerbie relatives to that felt by Libyans in 2007 when Bulgarian medics, condemned to death for infecting Libyan children with HIV, were sent back to Bulgaria to serve life terms there, but immediately released.
Libya handed the nurses over to Bulgaria under heavy pressure from the West, advancing the long-isolated north African country's efforts to emerge from diplomatic isolation.
"Is it that we don't have feelings and they have?" Gaddafi was quoted by JANA as saying.
"The world was shocked and surprised that the condemned team were released before they descended from their plane at the airport in Bulgaria," he said. "They received them as heroes."
"Now that Abdel Basset al-Megrahi has been released from prison, illogical voices have been heard saying this is against the feelings of Lockerbie victims' families."
European governments including Britain's are lobbying hard for
business in Libya as it emerges from years of sanctions. Oil companies
such as BP and Shell are among several British firms hoping to make
big profits in the desert country.
Wednesday, August 10
by spartacus15thcrossontheleft on Wed 10 Aug 2011 00:30 BST
Monday, June 13
by FoxnWolf on Mon 13 Jun 2011 16:17 BST
"It's just a run of the mill summer garden party. The only slight difference is that Prince Philip will be there. At that time of year he's usually strangling otters in Glen Shee.
Mystery Surrounds BNP Invite To Palace
OFFICIALS last night said they were puzzled as
to who could possibly have invited the British National Party leader
Nick Griffin to a Buckingham Palace garden party.
An investigation is under way as sources claimed it was a clerical error and the invitation should have gone to Dick Griffin, a retired gardener from Hatfield, who recently swam the English Channel dressed as a giant cup of tea.
One Royal insider said: "Who could possibly want to see that idiot fascist parading himself around the Palace grounds, spouting his racist nonsense? It's a mystery alright.
"Of course he doesn't do the actual strangling anymore, but he does like to stand on the riverbank and shout instructions."
The insider added: "The preparations for a garden party tend to be very predictable. Although this time Prince Philip has asked for some of his special flags to be draped from the back windows.
"And he also wants his personal photographer to be on hand as apparently there's someone he really wants to have his picture taken with. I presume it's a famous otter strangler."
A source in the Buckingham Palace kitchens said: "The food is just your typical garden party fare. We usually do some cucumber sandwiches, a Victoria sponge and a big bag of Wotsits.
"Although this time, for some reason, the Duke of Edinburgh has requested some German delicacies. Sauerkraut, blood sausage, that kind of thing. Not my place to ask really."
It is understood Prince Philip has offered to take charge of the investigation just as soon as he has finished re-reading his battered copy of The Insidious Jew.
Thursday, October 7
by Gongdonkey on Thu 07 Oct 2010 20:20 BST
The Political Class of this country ( all the parties) have stolen democracy from you - I will return to this in a new article in the near future.
Meanwhile, read this. It goes a long way to make you think about the "sacrifices" we are being expected to make in order to balance the books, especially when you realise that Blair, Brown AND Cameron have reneged on the deal to give you a referendum. How many billions could this country save by NOT paying contributions to this sorry state of affairs ?
The blogger is American, by the way.
Gongdonkey - the Politician's friend !
Tuesday, August 24
Tuesday, July 6
Friday, July 2
Wednesday, June 30
by FoxnWolf on Wed 30 Jun 2010 09:24 BST
Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities
The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into a road-legal automobile, is to go into production after being given a special weight exemption by the US Federal Aviation Administration.
The Transition was designed as a "light sport" aircraft, the smallest kind of private aeroplane under FAA classification, with a maximum weight of 1,320lb. But the manufacturers found it impossible to fit the safety features - airbags, crumple zones and roll cage, for instance - that are required for road vehicles into that weight.
Uniquely, however, the FAA has granted the Transition an exemption -
it to be classified as a light sport aircraft despite being 120lb over
Light sport aircraft licences require just 20 hours' flying time, making them much easier to obtain than full private licences.
The two-seater Transition can use its front-wheel drive on roads at ordinary highway speeds, with wings folded, at a respectable 30 miles per gallon. Once it has arrived at a suitable take-off spot - an airport, or adequately sized piece of flat private land - it can fold down the wings, engage its rear-facing propellor, and take off. The folding wings are electrically powered.
Its cruising speed in the air is 115mph, it has a range of 460 miles,
can carry 450lb. It requires a 1,700-foot (one-third of a mile) runway
take off and can fit in a standard garage.
Terrafugia says that one of the major advantages of the Transition over ordinary light aircraft is safety - in the event of inclement weather, it can simply drive home instead of either being grounded or flying in unsafe conditions.
The company says that 70 people have ordered the car, leaving a $10,000 (£6,650) deposit each. The car is expected to retail at $194,000 (£129,000). Deposits are held in escrow, meaning that should the company go bankrupt before delivery, the money will be refunded.
Tuesday, June 29
Monday, June 21
by FoxnWolf on Mon 21 Jun 2010 10:08 BST
Word of the Day: Dhimmitude
Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim
Populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of
Non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.
The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient.
So I, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax.
Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of His health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.
Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the Muslim Masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor.
If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. "Sure, I'll be a Muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?"
Thursday, June 17
by FoxnWolf on Thu 17 Jun 2010 10:12 BST
Women in Saudi Arabia should give their breast milk to male colleagues and acquaintances in order to avoid breaking strict Islamic law forbidding mixing between the sexes, two powerful Saudi clerics have said. They are at odds, however, over precisely how the milk should be conveyed.
A fatwa issued recently about adult breast-feeding to establish "maternal relations" and preclude the possibility of sexual contact has resulted in a week's worth of newspaper headlines in Saudi Arabia. Some have found the debate so bizarre that they're calling for stricter regulations about how and when fatwas should be issued.
Sheikh Al Obeikan, an adviser to the royal court and consultant to the Ministry of Justice, set off a firestorm of controversy recently when he said on TV that women who come into regular contact with men who aren't related to them ought to give them their breast milk so they will be considered relatives.
One cleric claims simply pumping and having the men drink the milk is enough to create this familial bond. Another, however, does say that "men should suckle the breast milk directly from a woman's breast."
The logic behind the edict is an apparently common practice known as "breast milk siblings" where according to the article, if you provide 5 "fulfilling" breastmilk meals to a male child before the age of two, you and your female family members will not have to cover your faces in front of him later in life, something that is apparently common among nieces and nephews.
But, when translated into somehow trying to provide this connection to an adult, and use it as a loophole in order to allow women to be in the presence of men who are not blood relations, a lot of obvious problems jump to mind. The first, of course, is the assumption that every woman is lactating, when in fact the only candidates for this process would be married mothers with children under the age of two, the traditional cutoff point for breastfeeding in that country. Women aren't just wandering around with milk in their breasts all of the time, married or not, mothers or not. This would provide no outlet for any unmarried woman, who tend to suffer the most under these strict guardianship laws, nor for widows or the elderly.
The second problem is what is meant by "fulfilling" meals. A grown adult obviously would take much more to be "fulfilled" than an infant, or even a toddler, whose stomachs are smaller than an apple.
Third, even with this loophole available, clerics have decreed that it cannot be used with a driver. As women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to have driver's licenses, no woman would be able to go anywhere outside walking distance without having a man drive her. If this breastfeeding loophole can't be used with someone who can drive them from place to place, they are still essentially trapped without a family member to accompany them, regardless.
Breastfeeding adult males in order to be allowed to be with someone of the opposite sex who is not a family member is no real solution to the issues of Sharia law. In fact, it actually exacerbates them, as it simply reinforces the idea that a woman sole purpose in existence is to extend and tend to the family unit. Women in the country deserve real freedom, not that which is only granted to them if they act as the "sustenance" of the family.