Category: Human issues

ethical issues and human interest stories

Strangers on a train – a tweeted tale of Doris

All the poor sods out there in those elements yesterday and here was I, safely tucked away at home.

I did actually have to go into town but looking out of the window, saw some debris flying past it and thought … hmmmm.

I mean, while storm damage for us is usually wheelie bins toppling over, you don’t necessarily want to meet one of those in the face in the middle of the street.

So, thought I’d go online and check Twitter, see how others were dealing with Doris:

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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 ...

Carving Mt Rushmore

Amid all the dross going on about us, reported on at this site and therefore depressing everyone, there are good things which come up and this is one of them:

carving mt rushmore

The workers were paid $8 an hour, which is more than $100 an hour by today’s standards. But the work was brutal and dangerous. They had to endure blazing hot summers and bitter cold winters. Just to clock in each morning, they had to climb more than 500 stairs and maneuver over 45 ramps to the top of the mountain.

Drillers and carvers strapped into leather harnesses dangled on the side of the mountain, hundreds of feet off the ground. Anytime they needed to change position or come up for the day, a worker hand-cranked the cable.

Incredibly, not a single person died in the process, thanks to the intricate, and stringent, infrastructure Borglum designed.

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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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South Africa [1]

This series has been threatening for a long time now. Slowly, I’ve added to an expanding folder of articles on SA as they’ve come up, links and so on but it was too daunting to tackle as it started bulging.

Yesterday, something came through on apartheid and it was time to begin the series. Maybe not the best place to start but what the heck. A background to the land/history can start in Part two.

This picture below is supposedly of Olympic Park, Melbourne, in 1971, a violent protest against Verwoerd’s policy of apartheid. Links from Chuckles before we begin:

http://rahowadirectory.com/sacreativity/changing-history-the-verwoerd-assassination/

And different background –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrik_Verwoerd

http://www.sahistory.org.za/sites/default/files/DC/asjan59.1/asjan59.1.pdf

melb 1971 rugby

Mention’s been made on this blog before that I was in Melbourne during this Springbok match and that Winter of Discontent, before heading back to Blighty for the last bit of ours.

I did not attend that match for reasons of expected leftwing violence, we were warned, and I was a bit young.… More here ...

Tell it to the Huguenots

St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre

The other side:

Piers Paul Read’s narrative begins with a broad picture of the persecution of Catholics in 19th century France. What? Catholics were persecuted? We all know that Catholics persecuted Jews; some savants know that the Catholics were hunted in Elizabethan England, but few are aware of the persecution of Catholics in modern times because it has been hidden from the general public’s view by the twin peaks of the Inquisition and the Holocaust. Or at least it had been until the appearance of Read’s book.

Read tells of terrible persecution during the French revolution, when priests were drowned in droves (it was called “patriotic baptism”), and believers stripped naked, tied together and flung off the boats in what they called “republican marriages.” Monks and nuns were executed en masse. Many priests were interred in “floating Bastilles,” these predecessors of the US prison-ships, or transported to West Africa, “the Guantanamo of its time,” where they quickly died of diseases.

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It’s because she’s a Queen

If it’s wrong, it needs to be corrected. That is the prime directive of this site and it should be, but is not, the prime directive of the mainstream media, now just propaganda organizations.

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So, when Henry VIII was voted worst monarch and Queen Bess the best, it was time to delve. And straight away, in an otherwise fairly neutral piece, was this:

When exactly the idea that Good Queen Bess may not have been so good and pleasant after all developed is unclear. Undoubtedly it has been influenced by the fact that, over time, more and more documents relating to Elizabeth’s personality have become available.

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