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#  Yes, you’ve been waiting for this one on the maple syrup, so here it is [via Chuckles].

all about maple syrup

#  Under no circumstances are you to try taking off and landing your homebuilt like this:

First get yourself a space like … oh … Alaska.

#  Immensely useful chart to help you decipher PC victimspeak:

pc chart

#  Is your doggy like this?

fun doggie

#  It really does make one think, this one via Chuckles – just what were those “engineers” thinking?  And these are Germans?

#  Lastly, from Wiggia, a safe one you can try with a circle of natives around you, should you happen to find yourself in this position:


By their fruits ye shall know them

Cardinals rebel against anti-Christian stances:

The cardinals warn the Pope, in diplomatic language, that (a) the synod is being hijacked by liberals obsessed with the narrow issue of giving Communion to divorced and remarried people; (b) going down the route of ‘pastoral flexibility’ could lead to the Catholic Church falling apart in the same way as liberal Protestant denominations; and (c) the synod working papers prepared by the Pope’s allies Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and Archbishop Bruno Forte are a mess and going down badly with the Synod Fathers.

The seniority of the signatories shows how close the church is to civil war. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith – the Church’s doctrinal watchdog – is on the list. So is Cardinal George Pell, head of the Vatican’s finances, and Cardinal Robert Sarah, in charge of the Church’s worship.

Sarah is the most prominent African cardinal in the church, along with Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban, who has also signed.

When it descends into camps

The theme was this:

Let’s settle this once and for all; is it physically possible to charge a phone with sound waves?


It’s a tech article on Ultrasound, thermodynamics, and robot overlords, not something from my milieu, being stuck as I am in sail and steam driven wooden boats and even having trouble releasing the second nut on my tap without a wrench to change the washer today.

Call me mid-tech and this is hi-tech.  I generally yawn.…

Who is behind these movements? [2]

This follows on from the look at the common elements with the major world movements over the past century and a half.

The question is simple:

The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq.

What would you have said? The Saudis, no?…

Who is behind these movements? [1]

Sourcing just the Wells-Crowley connection certainly turned over a few rocks and there were some interesting creatures under there.

See Harman disciple Marilyn Feruguson’s 1980 Aquarian Conspiracy for a popular exposition of Harman’s views and program for subversion of the United States.


An Englishman on America

There is always the other side of the coin, observes Chuckles:

1. Customer service is either so warm it’s like you’ve made a new friend for life or so brusque you feel as though you’ve just been ordered back into your cell after your five-minute phone call with your lawyer. There’s no middle ground.

2. You need to tip for everything. If you think maybe you should tip, you should tip. You should be tipping me for this article.

3. If you don’t tip in a restaurant, the waiter or waitress will make a smart remark and your evening will be ruined. I’ve seen it happen.

And so on …

Paleoconservatives – the new radicals [II]

Part I
Part II
Part III

Part I finished with the lack of protection of what needed to be protected.

#  Paleoconservatives question the supposition that European culture and mores can ever be transplanted or even forced upon non-Western cultures, due to separate cultural heritages. As a result, paleocons are most distinctive in their emphatic opposition to open immigration by non-Europeans …

Paleoconservatives – the new radicals [III]

Part I
Part II
Part III

This next is from Robert S. Griffin:

#  The decadence of a civilization by loss of faith and vigour can be observed more than once in history. What is extraordinary about the American situation is the stupidity. The Romans, such is my impression, did not become stupid and incompetent with their decadence. Americans have not lost faith in their cultural inheritance — they have been entirely separated from it.

Amen.  Very much our story over here too, under the global left hegemony. Claes Ryn:…

The Cameron Delusion

Peter Hitchens, in The Cameron Delusion, showed just where Cameron was in the spectrum, on the continuum.

That was made clear by the reaction to his conference speech when the left praised him, including that bizarre kid people take notice of for some reason – Owen Jones. Sorry but if Labour praised me as a Tory PM, I’d want to know where I’d gone wrong.

One of the reviewers of the Hitchen’s book:

One of the things that I liked most about this book is that we get another glimpse into Peter Hitchens’ personal story and how he transitioned from a Trotskyist revolutionary into a Christian conservative.

Even if you disagree with his politics, isn’t that in itself an interesting story? Doesn’t it make you pause and think that someone who’s been on such a journey might have something worth at least listening to? It did for me. As Hitchens went into a bit of his backstory, I’ll allow myself to do the same briefly.

Islam – discuss at your leisure


When we studied together at a madrassa, Rashid Moosagie had a very low opinion of my politics. I was disenchanted by the academic, abstract nature of our curriculum at the Deoband seminary, some 160km from New Delhi, where I was enrolled in 1978; I desperately wanted the wisdom of my faith to help shape the world, and I had begun to lose myself in the writings of political Islam.

Rashid had just arrived to apprentice under some scholars after completing his religious education elsewhere, and he thought my notion of “applied Islam” was nonsense. The ideas I loved offered heady rhetoric but little substance, he argued. And eventually I came to agree with him that the madrassa approach, focused on tradition and piety, along with an infusion of new knowledge, was the best way to revitalise Islam. By that time, Rashid had become a successful imam in his native South Africa.…

Rothschild and Weather Central

Ken Craggs on just how far the Rothschilds are involved in the global warming scam. Ken’s piece lists chapter and verse from 1977 and concludes:

In January 2011, E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company owned by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and his wife Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild acquired a 70% controlling stake in Weather Central, the world’s leading provider of interactive weather graphics and data services for television, web, and mobile. Weather Central was subsequently merged with The WeatherChannel, formerly known as The Weather Company, which is owned by NBC Universal, Bain Capital, and Blackstone Group.

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild talks here about a subsidiary of the Weather Channel called which is also known

Lord Jacob Rothschild is a member of the International Advisory Board at Blackstone Group, under whose umbrella BlackRock was founded. And according to ‘The Economist‘, “[BlackRock] owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally.

Inspector Japp of the Yard?

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NSW Police Commissioner Scipione has an entire Force made in his image. Apart from his female officers of course. Some of those are quite tasty. But I will show you one of those later.

I am sure that to some who are ‘close’ to him, he is a lovable and avuncular chap, just like Poirot’s Inspector Japp. But he is even more adept at looking in the wrong direction, overlooking evidence and missing vital clues. He surrounds himself with people similarly afflicted.…