Category: History & Culture

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Pizzagate [2]

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They get down to the really important issues in Iceland [the country].  Where we get tied up in things like Sweden and draining swamps, they concern themselves with groundbreaking issues:

The president of Iceland has very strong feelings about pizza toppings. On a recent visit to a high school, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson told students that he firmly opposes pineapple as a pizza topping, according to Iceland Magazine.

At the end of his visit to a high school in Akureyri, Jóhannesson opened up a Q&A session with students, which predictably turned into a discussion on topics like professional soccer and pizza.

One student asked how he felt about pineapples as a pizza topping, and Jóhannesson admitted that he falls firmly in the “nay” camp in the fruit-on-pizza debate. Not only does he completely oppose putting pineapple on a pizza, but if he could, he said, he would pass a ban on it.

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Pizzagate [1]

Tess threw herself on the mercy of Angel by confessing her baby, but he rejected her, you’ll recall. ‘Am I not the same person as before?’

‘You were one person, now you are another,’ was his spurning rejoinder.

How far is the person you know one thing in your eyes but when his or her past comes out, is an entirely different person?

This applies particularly to our esteemed ‘leaders’, the ‘upper crust’ in so many fields. Or to put it another way – ‘the fish rots from the head’. My rule of thumb, which admittedly only covers one set of contingencies is – the finer the shoes and suit, the more circumspect one should be about the goings-on in that person’s past.

Reason for such an outrageous rash generalization follows.

I’ve a folder of files on the MacMillan Pre-School case, the Franklin case, the risible False Memory Syndrome establishment fightback against that, about Garry Webb who fought this underworld and lost – he ‘did a David Kelly‘ – and so much more the accused perps did.… More here ...

Masonic Tercentenary

Ken Craggs:

On 31 October 2017 (Halloween) their will be a major international gathering of Freemasons at the United Grand Lodge of England to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England.

In 1802, Nathan Mayer Rothschild and his brother James became members of Lodge of Emulation, No. 12, (now No. 21) which at that time met at Antwerp Tavern,, Threadneedle Street, London.

Lodge Ferdinand de Rothschild, No. 2420, was consecrated at the Five Arrows Hotel, High Street, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, in 1892. The Five Arrows Hotel is just inside the gates of Waddesdon Manor which was built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild.

The Rothschild Lodge Concordia, No. 2492, was consecrated in 1893 at the Red Lion Hotel, Lee Common, Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Both lodges are still active.… More here ...

South Africa [2]

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Perceptions or reality? This is the issue we’re grappling with on South Africa. Hard to argue with a South African who says he was able to walk about Joburg with impunity decades ago, kept to safe areas after dark a couple of decades ago and today would not venture out unless necessary.

Hard to argue because how would you or I know unless we’d lived there?… More here ...

Sweden’s doing just fine

On this blog, there have been posts on Washington and London protests, along with a post tomorrow on Pizzagate, going into what has been uncovered and what has not. At this moment, readers are looking at the veracity of the Anne Frank diaries.

It’s got to the stage now where it’s not easy to determine what is happening and what is Narrative.

Except on certain topics and on those, people have eyes, they can see. Topics like the Muslim invasion, the rapes, the murders, the no-go areas in the host nation.

And if you type Sweden into Google or Youtube, the following vid does come up. It does come up, by a process of logic, because here it is. We all know about it, we know some of details, but this young man – possibly a US black – does put it sequentially and follows a chain of logic:

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Do Trumpmanglings enhance the English language … or debase it?

Previously, there was that Twitter account, spoofing the Donald’s language:

Today a tongue in cheek headline:

LGBT Anti-Trump Protest in DC Fizzles Bigly

American Dennis Farina, now sadly deceased, in Snatch, spoke the writer’s own contribution, castigating Vinnie Jones’s character:

“Speak English Tony, I thought the country spawned the fucking language, but so far no one seems to speak it!”

In Russia, [bit of name-dropping here], I had to give a speech about English as a language before the Prime Minister and this was one of my favourite bits:

There have been historical attempts to maintain the purity of English, most notably through Nathan Bailey, in his ‘Universal Etymological English Dictionary’ [1721], and Samuel Johnson’s ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’ [1755].… More here ...