28 February 2014

1 500 000 page views

Just noticed that the blog has hit the 1.5 million page-view mark.

In six months there have been 500 000 views. 

That's gone pretty quickly seeing as it took me over 3.5 years to reach  the 1 million view mark. 

Thanks to all my loyal and new readers for making it worth-while putting so many hours into this blog.

Thanks also to all the hat-tippers who make my life easier!


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The Neo-Nazis of Ukraine

The author of the article below, Paul Craig Roberts, is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.

Roberts maintains (as do I) that the USA planned the coup in the Ukraine, to oust the pro-Russian President Yanukovich and replace him with a moderate hand-picked pro-USA, pro-EU president (puppet), to hasten Ukraine's membership to the EU. 

Once the Ukraine are part of the EU then the USA, through NATO, can place missiles on the Ukrainian border with Russia. Take that Putin!

Well, that was the theory anyhow. The reality has turned out slightly differently and now Obama and his buddies once again sit with egg all over their faces.

When will these amateurs learn?? Kids shouldn't play with matches unless they want to burn down the house. Ukraine has now burned the kiddies......

Obama's Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland - she of "fuck the EU" fame (HERE around the 3 min mark) - went to the Ukraine to orchestrate the coup. She engaged and paid "moderates" to force the president out. 

But, what happened instead was that the violent neo-nazi movement usurped the protests, and changed it from a moderate movement to a violent revolution. 

And poor Victoria didn't see it coming. Apparently she was unaware that these elements were present in the Ukraine! 

Now with the democratically elected president ousted and sitting in Russia in fear for his life, the neo-nazis are controlling the show in the Ukraine: 
Yanukovich is history, as are Washington’s “moderates.”  The moderates are not only corrupt; they are stupid.  The fools even disbanded the Riot Police, leaving themselves at the mercy of the armed right-wing nazi thugs.
One mistake I must point out to Mr Roberts is that neo-nazis are NOT right-wing! Why do people keep making that mistake??? They are fascists, one step under Communists so that makes them LEFT-WING!

Everyone thinks that Putin is going to start a war now. I'm not so sure. The Ukraine is pretty much divided in two according to ethnic lines. In the South-East you have the Russian-speaking regions; and in the North-West the Ukrainian regions. In the South you also have the Crimean peninsula, which is for all intents and purposes Russian territory and where Russia has a naval base. Does America honestly think Putin will hand this territory over without a whimper???? 

All Putin has to do is watch and wait. The Russian regions of the Ukraine will at worst break away from the Ukrainian North-West along the ethnic divide (see map below). The neo-nazis don't have the fire-power to engage Russia, so they'll either back-down and allow the split to happen, or they'll make the fatal mistake of engaging with Russia. 

Oh well, another success for Obama! What's this, the 5th country where he's meddled and failed?? Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria and now Ukraine.

What a fool. What a little man he is - led easily by the nose by his fellow neo-cons in his administration. Can't engage from the front because he's supposed to be against what he's doing, this Nobel Peace Prize winner - so he has to pull strings from behind the curtains.

As always, the press will do their best to keep the whiff of failure far away from Obama. To show that he's a tough mother, Obama will rattle Russia's cage by calling on Putin not to interfere with what's going on in the Ukraine. That's all Obama can do to salvage his pride.

All the while Putin is laughing at Obama.

Obama can't admit that neo-nazis now control the Ukraine - otherwise he would have to admit to farking up.....again.

Take a bow Obama. You certainly have deserved it.

Time for another expensive, tax-funded golf holiday!





Reality on the ground in Ukraine contradicts the incompetent and immoral Obama regime’s portrait of Ukrainian democracy on the march.

To the extent that government exists in post-coup Ukraine, it is laws dictated by gun and threat wielding thugs of the neo-Nazi, Russophobic, ultra-nationalist, right-wing parties. 

Watch the video of the armed thug, Aleksandr Muzychko, who boosts of killing Russian soldiers in  Chechnya, dictating to the Rovno regional parliament a grant of apartments to families of protesters.

Read about the neo-nazis intimidating the Central Election Commission in order to secure rule and personnel changes in order to favor the ultra-right in the forthcoming elections. 

Thug Aleksandr Shevchenko informed the CEC that armed activists will remain in CEC offices in order to make certain that the election is not rigged against the neo-nazis.  What he means, of course, is the armed thugs will make sure the neo-nazis win.  If the neo-nazis don’t win, the chances are high that they will take power regardless.

Members of President Yanukovich’s ruling party, the Party of Regions, have been shot, had arrest warrants issued for them, have experienced home invasions and physical threats, and are resigning in droves in hopes of saving the lives of themselves and their families. The prosecutor’s office in the Volyn region (western Ukraine) has been ordered by ultra-nationalists to resign en masse .

Jewish synagogs and Eastern Orthodox Christian churches are being attacked.

To toot my own horn, I might have been the first and only to predict that Washington’s organization of pro-EU Ukrainian politicians into a coup against the elected government of Ukraine would destroy democracy and establish the precedent that force prevails over elections, thereby empowering the organized and armed extreme right-wing.

This is precisely what has happened.  Note that there was no one in the Obama regime who had enough sense to see the obvious result of their smug, self-satisfied interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine.

If a democratically elected president and ruling party are so easily driven from power by armed neo-nazis, what chance do Washington’s paid stooges among the so-called “moderates” have of forming a government? These are the corrupt people who wanted President Yanukovich out of office so that they could take the money instead.  The corruption charge against Yanukovich was cover for the disloyal, undemocratic “moderate” schemers to seize power and be paid millions of dollars by Washington for taking Ukraine into the EU and NATO.

The Washington-paid schemers are now reaping their just reward as they sit in craven silence while neo-nazi Muzychko wielding an Ak-47 challenges government officials to their face: “I dare you take my gun!”

Only Obama, Susan Rice, Victoria Nuland, Washington’s European puppets, and the Western prostitute media can describe the brutal reality of post-coup Ukraine as “the forward march of democracy.”

The West now faces a real mess, and so does Russia. The presstitutes will keep the American  public from ever knowing what has happened, and the Obama regime will never admit it.  It is not always clear that even the Russians want to admit it.  The intelligent, reasonable, and humane Russian Foreign Minister, a person 100 cuts above the despicable John Kerry, keeps speaking as if this is all a mistake and appealing to the Western governments to stand behind the agreement that they pressured President Yanukovich to sign.

British Intelligence Advisor: Obama Born In Kenya In 1960

This video is from 2008, just before Obama was elected, but has only been released on YouTube. 

If all he says is true, then you have to wonder why ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton kept it quiet......

Obama must sure have many friends in high places. I can't wait until his real past is exposed one day.


British Intelligence Advisor Barrister Michael Shrimpton reported Obama's purported mom was not pregnant in 1961 and that Obama was born in Kenya in 1960. He said Kenya was under British intelligence files and that Obama's father ran guns for the Mau Mau. He then dropped a bombshell claiming the CIA did covert DNA testing on Obama at a fundraising dinner and the test came back with no match to the claimed grandparents. Shrimpton said Rudy Giuliani's people knew and sat on the intelligence and further stated he spoke with Hillary Clinton's people and that they were quite interested.




President of Oxfam-Solidarity (Belgium) is a former terrorist

On 20 May 1983 a car bomb went off outside the South African Air Force headquarters in Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa.

Nineteen people were blown up that day, including the two ANC cadres still in the car when the bomb detonated early. Another 217 were injured, most crippled and hurt for life. 






The bomb was supposed to cause massive life-loss as it was only meant to detonate at home-going time when hundreds of staff would be leaving for the day. But - "luckily" - something went wrong.

The Church Street bombing is the same bombing that the Dead Terrorist admits to signing off from his jail cell in his autobiography.

The South African security forces quickly worked out who assisted the ANC with the bombing. In June 1985, Hélène Passtoors was arrested, an extreme Left-wing Flemish (Dutchspeaking Belgian) activist who was working for the University in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. She was suspected of involvement in the Church Street attack, but there is no evidence and she was ultimately convicted and imprisoned for other offenses

A campaign was started in Belgium by the Lefties in support of Passtoors, accusing the South African government of "lying" about her involvement.  

Passtoors was released in 1989 due to pressure from Belgium. After her release she returned to Belgium, hailed a hero by the Left.


Hélène Passtoors

For years she maintained her innocence....... 

But, now that she's releasing a book she's finally admitted her part in the Church Street bombing. It's amazing how these principled Lefties can throw their morals and code of silence away to make some money! What a truly pathetic LIAR and coward.

I wonder how many of the Leftoid wankers who supported her back then are hanging their heads in shame today?? I'm betting not one.

Her department head at the University of Maputo back in the day was Guido van Hecken who played a key role in smuggling the car bomb across the border for the ANC. Passtoors then picked the car up in Swaziland and drove it over the border into South Africa, and dropped it off at the Mamelodi train station, where the two ANC cadres picked it up.

Passtoors could move freely over the border as she was a White women. 

Guido van Hecken has since also admitted to driving cars full of weapons, laundering money, forging documents, conducting reconnaissance, and buying cars for the ANC. 

What a prize these two White radicals were, eh? Now they sit in Belgium, far away from their beloved ANC.....

Well, it may surprise you to hear that Guido van Hecken  is now president of Oxfam – Solidarity’, which is one of the three associations that operates in Belgium under the name ‘Oxfam’.

On Oxfam's website they state they base their humanitarian approach on “five fundamental rights”. The first fundamental right that Oxfam claims to defend is the right to life and security.

Ah, an organisation who claims to defend right to life and security - who knowingly employs a terrorist who played a DIRECT role in blowing 19 people up, and probably many more under the ANC! 

For years I've maintained that Oxfam is nothing but an anti-Western organisation, using donations from the very people they want to destroy to agitate for Marxism. Thanks for confirming that I wasn't wrong! Readers should think twice before supporting them in any shape, way or form.

Oxfam's latest bullying target is of course Israel. Put another way - terrorist Guido van Hecken is trying to do to Israel what he helped do to South Africa. Surely no surprises?

It seems low-life bottom-feeder scum terrorists like van Hecken, just like leopards, can't change their spots..... 

Unlike Passtoors, Guido van Hecken - after he fled back to Belgium (what a man!) - hasn't had any problem admitting to what he's done. His past hasn't stopped him from getting powerful jobs either. He's worked in the Green party in Belgium (the natural home for terrorists), in the EU (the natural home for Marxists) and now Oxfam (it appears now the home of Marxist terrorists). 

And all the while Belgium security forces have known his background.

Well, I certainly hope that Ms Passtoors sells many of her books! What's not to like reading about how someone helped to blow innocent people up with bombs? I bet the book will be a killer! 

I'm sure those who died thought that she - and her fellow nobleman van Hecken - killed them for a great cause! Just as long as Passtoors and van Hecken felt good about themselves then all is right in the world.

And I'm sure those walking around today who suffered life-altering injuries and mental issues are also thankful to these two upstanding terrorists for their part in changing the direction of their lives permanently.

As Ms Passtoors reflects: "such things are sometimes necessary. It is the paradox of a freedom fighter: to know that you should use violence to make the violence stop".

Hence why her new book is titled: "Free freedom". 

I'm sure that book is meant to cleanse her conscience. Why else would she write it?? 

What Ms Passtoors should rather do is go look up the families of those who died in that bombing - excluding the ANC scum - fly to South Africa and go look them in the eye when she apologises and begs for their forgiveness for what she did to those who died on that day.

Only a COWARD writes a book to excuse her actions and put a band-aid on her guilty conscience.....all for the almighty dollar. 

May you and van Hecken both rot in hell for eternity.



Guido Van Hecken

Guido Van Hecken , president of Oxfam – Solidarity in Belgium, is a former terrorist who was actively involved in the terrible terrorist attack by the ANC in Pretoria in 1983, which killed 19 people and left hundreds wounded. There were already suspicions in that direction, but his accomplice, Hélène Passtoors, has recently confessed in the Belgian weekly magazine ‘Humo’. To our knowledge, it is the first time an association for ‘development’ is led by an ex – terrorist.

Our story starts May 20, 1983. The ANC is conducting a campaign of terror against the Afrikaner government in South Africa. In the late afternoon, two black ANC-activists drive a heavy car bomb to Church Street in Pretoria. Since the headquarters of the South African Air Force is located there, the intention is to remotely detonate the bomb at the time when many hundreds of staff, black and white, military and civilian, are walking to the train and bus station. The bomb explodes prematurely, killing the two ANC terrorists themselves. Nineteen people die immediately, including 7 soldiers. There are 217 wounded, many of whom have been crippled and hurt for life. The devastation is enormous. 

The South African security forces are shocked, but have an idea of which way the perpetrators must be sought. In June 1985, Hélène Passtoors is arrested, an extreme left-wing Flemish (Dutchspeaking Belgian) working for the university in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. She is suspected by the South Africans of involvement in the Church Street attack, but there is no evidence. In Belgium a rare campaign of support from the left breaks loose, with all allegations against Passtoors being depicted as “lies ” from the South Africans. Passtoors is convicted and imprisoned for offenses other than the Church Street bomb, but released in 1989 under pressure from the Belgian state; she returns to Belgium, where she is welcomed by the left as a hero.

South Africa: Gordhan: Black, white must work together

You can never accuse the ANC and their mouth-pieces of being slow.

I mean, it's only taken the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan 20-odd years to realise that the government shouldn't be marginalising White-run businesses if South Africa is to survive.

Gordhan said the following at the after-party to his budget speech yesterday:
"It is time for black businesses and white businesses to find each other and work together to establish partnerships to build society."
What a load of tripe.

This said by Mr Gordhan without any hint of irony of course. Twenty years and this is all he could come up with????

White and Black businesses must "find each other" and "work together" to build society..... eh? How would this work exactly seeing as there aren't any "White businesses" anymore. There are Black businesses and government-run White businesses! 

At the end of the day, it's the ANC themselves who have forced race-based business-destroying policies like Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and Affirmative Action (AA) onto White business, which has driven the big divide in the economy and destroyed jobs. It's also chased many people with skills out of the country and frightened foreign investors away. 

The only business the ANC understands is the business of stoking resentment, hatred and scaremongering via their racist policies.They excel at that. Pity it doesn't create jobs, because if it did then South Africa would lead the world in job growth. Instead, what their own policies do is destroy jobs.

Being aligned to militant Marxist unions, who riot and protest at a drop of a hat, also hasn't exactly helped the economy or helped to build society. Add to that the Idi-Amin Jr wannabe Julius Malema and you have pretty much a keg ready to blow.

But, shhhhhh.....let's rather focus on the White's again!

When Gordhan and the rest of the ANC cabal finally do the right thing and do the minimum of dropping BEE and AA, THEN maybe people will start listening when they open their big gobs. 

You can't have it both ways Pravin. Either you're for businesses in South Africa to be able to hire and fire who they please - or you're not and think you have the right to insert your Fascist sticky-beaks in and decide for business how they conduct ....er.... their business.

Decisions, decisions. 

Poor ANC. In their rush to prove how much better they were going to be at running the county, they have essentially transformed it into a cracked shell of its former self. South Africa wasn't the biggest economy in Africa under Apartheid by accident ANC. It was because of the White skills and brain power, which built successful businesses, which in turn created jobs. 

The ANC was handed a fully-functioning, almost first-world country on a gold tray, and instead of building on what they received, they decided to instead demonstrate to the world exactly why Blacks were kept out of power for decades.

Gee, I couldn't guess why it's not working now.....

Here's a hint ANC. You are intellectual midgets, full of hatred and envy of what Whites managed to achieve with a piece of land where there was once nothing. And today, even as you outnumber them 10:1 you are still scared of them. Or why else would you still feel the need to implement your job-protection rackets called BEE and AA?? For every 1 White person, there are at least 10 Black people. With those odds you should be protecting the White minority not trying to destroy them at every turn. 

You are legends in your own minds. The truth is that YOU need the Whites more than they need you, and this scares you. So the easy answer is to destroy what you fear.

Hence the White witch-hunt. Hence why White farmers are murdered on average 1 every 2 days. Why so many innocent White people - especially the elderly and young White men - are being attacked and murdered daily.

At the end of the day your hatred and inferiority complex won't feed people or create job opportunities to better the lives of your millions of squatter-dwellers. That's why White people are fleeing the country, tired of living with the crime and constant persecution. 

Drip, drip, drip. 

So Gordhan, you can give all the fancy speeches you want, full of empty words, because words mean nothing unless you attach actions to them. And we all know that the ANC are full of nothing, apart from some cute Communist slogans thrown in here and there to get their base all excited. And when that doesn't work they bring up their "second transition" nonsense, which they still haven't quite figured out what it means exactly. Next time write it using pictures or "join-the-dots" exercises. Then you  can all sit at the tables at the next ANC convention and give out prizes for first finished!

It's as if the ANC are still fighting their "liberation" struggle and forgot to plan the next phase, which is actually running the country. 

Instead they got stuck on the fast cars, fast women and big bank accounts phase. The only thing that's saved their bacon this long is that the country was functioning when they took it over!

Imagine if it hadn't been.....





Cape Town – It is time for black businesses and white businesses to find each other and work together to establish partnerships to build society, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

He was the guest speaker at a post budget event hosted by the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (Absip) and the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHi).

Gordhan said South Africa must also guard against creating a divide between poor young people and their wealthier counterparts.

In response to Gordhan's statement AHi president Ben Deysel said this business organisation is certainly not only for white businesses.

“We have more than a hundred branches all over the country and we want to work together to build the economy,” he said.

“However, often when business knocks on the door of government, government does not open the door.”

Deysel said this is due to a lack of trust which seems to exist between government and business and must be addressed.

“The government can accelerate economic growth with the help of the business sector," said Deysel.

"There are lots of opportunities. Our challenges after the budget are, however, to get government to allow us to participate.”

On economic growth Gordhan said it is important to see the performance of President Jacob Zuma’s government against the backdrop of the once-in-70-years recession.

“People ask why the recovery we are currently in is not taking us right back to 4% or 5% growth. That leads me to the question of what the structural weaknesses are that we have to address,” said Gordhan.

“It is because of the recovery process that we have decided not to tax you too much,” Gordhan told the audience.

Some of the fault lines that need to be addressed in his view are how to create a skilled labour force and how the agriculture sector could use its potential to provide jobs for unskilled labour and train these labourers.

He also pointed out energy and logistical constraints.

The government wants to continue to support the social wage and provide economic support, he said.

Gordhan also implored the media to help establish greater economic literacy among South Africans.

In answer to whether he plans to stay on as Minister of Finance after the upcoming elections, Gordhan said only President Jacob Zuma can decide who is in his cabinet. Those curious about his future would, therefore, have to wait and see.

“Of course the ANC will remain in government and we even hope to take the Western Cape,” said Gordhan.

To those who criticise his 2014 budget, he said it is easy to make all kinds of claims – like nationalising businesses – when one is not responsible to actually govern.

“Having the responsibility to govern is not the mad populism we see by people wearing berets. Their claims are not viable,” he said.


27 February 2014

South Africa: When the money is gone

A pretty good summary of where South Africa is at economically.

The person who wrote this opinion piece, Sidney Gilroy, correctly says that South Africa is now a welfare nation - it is the UNEMPLOYED who votes for the ANC so they can get their "grants".

However, where I differ in opinion is on two points. 

Firstly, he says that in 1985 the banks, like Chase Morgan, stopped their lending facility to the SA government overnight, which was the beginning of the end of Apartheid. I would have to disagree in that South Africa was a self-sustaining country at the time. We didn't want for anything. We didn't need other countries to supply us with anything. We had food, energy, water, etc. What that "crisis" did do though, was give the Liberal ass-wipes within the NP government the excuse to cause a "crisis", which they then exploited in order to hand the country over to the ANC, and thereby get their 30 pieces of silver for their treasonous act.

The other point I would disagree with is when Sidney says the country has 8-10 years before the SHTF. Unless something drastic happens in the next year - like the ANC actually creating jobs - I'd say SA has about 2-3 years before the "revolution" happens. 

And if Julius Malema doesn't get elected into parliament in May, then you can bring that period down by a year. Can you imagine what he's going to do if he doesn't get his snout in at the trough?

Otherwise, a great wake-the-heck-up piece by Sidney.


Hat tip: Nick A




Pravin Gordhan is delivering the budget tomorrow and you should know this :

*SA has 15 million employed people. Of which 3.1 million works for government. 90% of ALL Personal Income Tax is paid by 1.2 million people.(People earning more than R12000 per month) Out of that, 17 million people are paid Social Grants.

*Government Debt has doubled since Jacob Zuma took office. Tax income has shrunk....

* Government does not spend the money they allocate for roads, clinics, schools, infrastructure. Our budget is R1.15 Trillion. Out of this, R 685 Billion is spent on our Social Support Systems. (Grants, School Fees, Free Transport etc.). Only R23 Billion is spent on Farming.

* South Africa is a WELFARE STATE. It is the UNEMPLOYED who votes for the ANC....not the Tax paying, Middle Class. There are no businesses or mines that can be nationalised. Because that would mean the Tax System will collapse. 

* We have a Sovereign Debt of R 492 Billion. ($45 Billion) From 1980 to 2014, we have had below average Economic Growth. Our projected GDP for 2015 is $510 Billion. Just to keep up with inflation...we had to be at $549 Billion by then. To DECREASE unemployment, we had to be at $ 1.09 Trillion.

*The last time we where in this bad shape was in 1985. When Chase Morgan and other banks stopped our overdrafts overnight and SA had to repay $14 Billion immediately. Which we did not have. The ZAR went into a tailspin and we had to close our Markets and stop repayments of Debt. Contrary to what you believe. Or what the ANC wants you to think. THIS started the end of Apartheid. This FORCED the NP Government to start negotiations with the ANC. Because the world would not loan us any more money or buy into our markets. The message was clear : End Apartheid. Or we will force you into bankruptcy.

*Pravin Gordhan has no other choice than to find other ways for Government to get more money. Because no-one wants 17 million people to start rioting when the cash is gone. So expect more eTolls. Expect hidden Tax (You get an 8% increase...but after Tax its more like 2% in your bank account). Expect VAT to rise.

*All the above is UNSUSTAINABLE. We have about 8 - 10 years before one of 2 things MUST happen:

1. The economy wakes up and creates millions of jobs and in turn more tax to sustain the then 22 million on Social Grants.

2. The economy is stagnant like it has been the past 5 years, the cash runs out...riots, revolution follows.


South Africa: The ANC govt's plan for expropriation on the sly

I wonder how many South Africans are aware of this new Bill being introduced by the ANC??

I wonder how many ex-South Africans who still have property in SA are aware of this???

If not, then please read!!

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has gazetted a new Bill called the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill, in November last year. The 3-month period for public comment expired in January 2014.

So what's the problem you ask??

Well here it is:

The current Expropriation Act of 1975 gives property owners the right to full compensation on expropriation, which must include not only the market value of their properties but also compensatory damages for consequential loss. The Act also guarantees them immediate payment of 80% of the compensation due, with interest on the outstanding balance.

The new Investment Bill applies to all property owners in South Africa, both local and foreign. Expropriated owners will receive less than market value and will have no right to damages for consequential loss. They will also have to wait for the State to make payment in what it regards as ‘a timely manner'.

HOWEVER, the real danger in the Investment Bill is not that domestic property owners will be confined to ‘just and equitable' compensation falling somewhat short of market value - but that they will receive NO compensation at all.

This danger stems from a key clause in the Investment Bill stating that various actions ‘do not amount to acts of expropriation'. According to the Bill, there will thus be no expropriation where the Government's actions result ‘in the deprivation of property' but ‘the State does not acquire ownership' and ‘there is no permanent destruction of the economic value of the investment'.

In other words, many people will receive zero compensation on the loss of their property, provided the State takes the property, not as owner, but rather as ‘custodian' for the disadvantaged. Property owners could see their property being taken by the State as ‘custodian' for land claimants and without any compensation to its former owners. 

The media has been focusing mainly on the impact of the Investment Bill on foreign investors, helping to lull all property owners in South Africa into a false sense of security.

Be aware of what the ANC is doing!! Your property is at risk because the Constitution is being bypassed by the ANC changing the definition of "expropriation".

Sneaky bastards.







A new Expropriation Bill by another name

Media coverage of the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 (the Investment Bill) has focused on its role in replacing South Africa's bilateral investment treaties with various European states. Representatives of these countries have broken their usual diplomatic silence to warn against the reduced protection it gives investors from their states. However, the true significance of the Bill goes very much beyond this.

The Investment Bill is, in fact, a new expropriation measure that will apply to all property owners in South Africa, both local and foreign. It is also likely to result in many people receiving zero compensation on the loss of their property, provided the State takes this, not as owner, but rather as ‘custodian' for the disadvantaged. In combination with the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill of 2013, it could see property of many kinds taken by the State as ‘custodian' for land claim- ants and without any compensation to its former owners. Yet most commentary on the Investment Bill has overlooked this risk, helping to lull all property owners into a false sense of security.

A new bill tabled for comment

A misleadingly named Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 was gazetted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in November last year. The three months allowed for public comment expired at the end of January 2014. Since then, media coverage has been sanguine or absent, helping to obscure the threat posed by the Investment Bill to the property rights of every person, whether local or foreign.

A risk of zero compensation

Under the Investment Bill, the rights of domestic property owners will be much reduced. The current Expropriation Act of 1975 gives them the right to full compensation on expropriation, which must include not only the market value of their properties but also compensatory damages for consequential loss. The Act also guarantees them immediate payment of 80% of the compensation due, with interest on the outstanding balance.

Under the Investment Bill, by contrast, expropriated owners will receive less than market value and will have no right to damages for consequential loss. They will also have to wait for the State to make payment in what it regards as ‘a timely manner'.

However, the real danger in the Investment Bill is not that domestic property owners will be confined to ‘just and equitable' compensation falling somewhat short of market value - but that they will receive no compensation at all.

This danger stems from a key clause in the Investment Bill stating that various actions ‘do not amount to acts of expropriation'. According to the Bill, there will thus be no expropriation where the Government's actions result ‘in the deprivation of property' but ‘the State does not acquire ownership' and ‘there is no permanent destruction of the economic value of the investment'.

One more down...


Hat tip: Nick A





Hmmmmm.....

Not sure I agree with this representation of the political spectrum.

The part I don't agree with is where they've placed the anarchist. Anarchists are the "Occupy Wall Street" types - the ones who go in with their faces covered, petrol-bombs and baseball bats in hand to destroy property and intimidate people.

If anything, they should be to the left of the Communist. 


Who agrees??






UK: Lee Rigby murderers sentenced to life in prison

The two Muslim pigs who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby have been sentenced to "life".


Deceased Lee Rigby

Michael Adebolajo, 29, was given a whole-life term, while Michael Adebowale, 22, was jailed for life with a minimum of 45 years - meaning he could be back on the streets by the age of 67.

However, once again a British judge makes a fool of himself:
Mr Justice Sweeney said that their crime was a “betrayal of Islam”.
What an idiot.

Their crime was exactly what Islam demands - murder of "infidels", or non-believers.

No wonder the two monkeys reacted so violently when the judge said what he did. They know the truth. 
Angered by the judges’ comments about Islam, Adebowale stood up and shouted: “That’s a lie. It’s not a betrayal of Islam. You don’t know what Islam is.”
Exactly! Over and over in the Koran it demands Muslims kill anyone who doesn't belong to their cult. And once you're in the cult, you can never leave or you face the exact same fate.

Islam is not a religion of peace. It's a religion of pieces. Many, many, many pieces. It's not a religion of anything good, but of everything bad. That's why violence, savagery and death stalk it wherever it goes.

Pull your heads out England! ENOUGH of this politically correct nonsense.

You are being invaded by this filth, this scum and it's not going to end well.  


Hat tip: James B and Mark L




The Islamist killers of Drummer Lee Rigby erupted into violence in an Old Bailey courtroom as they were sentenced for murder yesterday.

Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, had to be manhandled out of court by security guards after being told by Mr Justice Sweeney that their crime was a “betrayal of Islam”.

Adebolajo screamed at the judge as he was manhandled down the dock stairs in the historic Court No 2 but, in scenes lasting several minutes, his co-defendant was held to the floor and cuffed before being carried downstairs head first.

Relatives of Drummer Rigby, who were sitting just three feet away from the dock, stood up and cowered away from the violence.

Eight dock officers wrestled with the killers, who hacked the 25-year-old soldier to death in May last year after running him over near his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London.

Angered by the judges’ comments about Islam, Adebowale stood up and shouted: “That’s a lie. It’s not a betrayal of Islam. You don’t know what Islam is.”

The struggle erupted as the murderer yelled: “I swear by Allah that America and Britain will never have any safety. Allahu Akbar [God is Great].”

After the defendants had been removed Mr Justice Sweeney resumed his sentencing to give Adebolajo a “whole-life” tariff, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in jail.

Adebowale was given life with a minimum term of 45 years.

The judge said the pair both became extremists and decided to “murder a soldier in public daylight” to advance their extremist cause.

He described the scene of the murder as a “bloodbath” and said they “butchered” Drummer Rigby.

Mr Justice Sweeney said the pair had not shown any regret for the killing, adding: “I’m sure this was a murder done for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or racial cause.

“Your sickening and pitiless conduct was in stark contrast to the compassion and bravery shown by the various women at the scene who tended to Lee Rigby’s body and challenged what you had done and said.”

Adebolajo, who wanted to be called by the name Mujaahid Abu Hamza, was dressed in a black Islamic robe and had refused to stand up in court.

Lawyers for Adebowale, who was dressed in a black skull cap and black hooded top, referred to him by the name Ishmael Abdullah.

Obama’s science czar: Opposing climate views outside the ‘mainstream scientific opinion’

According to Obama's science "Czar" Dr. John Holdren, if you don't believe in global warming you are outside of "mainstream scientific opinion".

Really? 

I'm still waiting for these shysters to show me proof that there's any warming occurring, let alone bringing science into the debate. 

There has been NO warming for 17 years now. On top of that, the patterns are not following the "models" dreamed up by these warming "scientists". In fact, 95% of the models are incorrect.

And at most, the world is supposed to warm by 0.2 of a degree centigrade by 2100. Oooooo, scary! Not. Just going from Melbourne to Brisbane exposes you to a 10 degree difference on average. I'm still waiting to see anyone get off a plane and die on the spot from the higher temperature they're being exposed to!

Are these warmist-believers so stupid as to think that all they have to do is vilify anyone and squash any dissent to avoid the truth????????

Then they don't know much about human nature. You can fool some of the people some of the time (unless you're a warming believer - then you're easily fooled - period), but most people are seeing the truth for themselves when they open their curtains in the morning.

America and Europe have experienced one of the coldest Winters' on record. The Arctic and Antarctic have good ice build-up - even as scaremonger multi-millionaire and frequent flyer Al Gore warned in 2008 that there'd be no Arctic ice just about now in 2013/2014.

How many MORE dud predictions do we have to endure before this shameful scam and waste of money are put in file 13 - the trash??

ENOUGH!!! you scamming louts. I've got no more patience for these bottom-feeder morons. 

When ANYONE claims that the (climate) science is settled then laugh in their face! The nature of science is that it's never settled! 





White House science czar Dr. John Holdren wasn’t in the mood to be contradicted on whether global warming was causing “extreme weather.” Holdren described climate scientists whose work contradicts the White House’s global warming claims as outside the “scientific mainstream.”

Holdren was asked by Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions to cite scientific data that supported claims that droughts and other weather events were being made worse by global warming. Sessions then cited contradicting evidence from climate scientists, including former NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer and University of Colorado climate scientist Roger Pielke, Jr.

Holdren countered that the likes of Pielke and Spencer “are not representative of the mainstream scientific opinion on this point.”

After Holdren made his remarks about Pielke, he took to Twitter to call the White House science advisor to task.

Pielke’s research found that “extreme weather” events like hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires have not increased in frequency or intensity, in contrast to what Democrats and environmentalists argue.

Warning signs on Colorado's marijuana legalization

You got to love the Progressives.

They have been pushing to legalise marijuana - or weed - for decades. As have the Libertarians.

According to them, marijuana is a "safe" drug. Yeah right. Ask anyone who smokes it regularly how easy it is to stop smoking it. There's a reason why they call these people dope-heads.


Yet, amazingly it seems that no one considered the unintended consequences to legalising this highly addictive drug. Marijuana is worse than cigarettes in that it's fat-soluble - meaning it stays in the body for longer than water-soluble tobacco. It also contains more toxins than tobacco. 

Safe? Huh?? Great marketing by whoever managed to convince people it's a safe drug! 

Not only is it an unsafe drug, but the unintended consequences of legalising it haven't been thought through.

Colorado is one of two USA States which have now legalised weed in America. NOW their Governor John Hickenlooper is cautioning other States from following Colorado's folly.

Why?

Well, he's now starting to see some of those unintended consequences filtering through. A mere two months after legalising it. Well, it's a little too late Johnny-boy. 

One of those unintended consequences is the higher use of the drug by the youth. By legalising weed, the "adults" have given a clear signal to the youth of Colorado that weed isn't a dangerous drug. Actually, the drug has a worse effect on a developing brain than an adult one. 

Now this:
According to the National Institutes of Health, 1 in 6, 16-year-olds who tries marijuana will become addicted to it.
Which means around 17% of kids will get hooked on marijuana.

That's a pretty concerning statistic considering that many who use weed move onto the more hard-core drugs. So Colorado is sitting on a time-bomb.

Here's some more of those "unintended consequences":
Governors should not be exploring legalization as a revenue windfall, Hickenlooper advises. Perhaps a big reason is that the potential costs of higher marijuana use – such as lost productivity, broken relationships, vehicle accidents – could outweigh money collected in pot taxes.
Yup, there you have all the consequences rolled into one paragraph. Politicians see the legalisation of weed as a revenue stream. The trade-off are all the social impacts of the drug.

Most of the taxes being collected in Colorado are now being allocated to addressing the social outcomes of legalising weed. Hickenlooper is going to spend $45.5 million for youth use prevention, $40.4 million for substance abuse treatment, and $12.4 million for public health. He also proposes a $5.8 million media campaign on marijuana use, presumably to point out the health risks. Haha. What a joke.

But, it doesn't end there. No sirree. On top of all the addiction and preventative issues, another big unintended consequence is going to be all the stoned drivers out on the roads. Since January when legalisation came into effect, 15% of fines have been for drivers high on pot. 

How many people will die on the roads in future as a direct result of drivers being stoned out of their minds???

So, another $1.9 million is to be spent by Hickenlooper on a driving education campaign to warn people that if they: “Drive High, Get a DUI.”

So far that's $106 million to be spent on minimising the impact of legalising a drug. And those costs will rise as more people use the drug.

Idiots.

And the people of Colorado are also starting to realise their stupidity:  
In a poll by Quinnipiac University last month in Colorado, more than half of those surveyed said the law hurts the state’s image.
The poll also revealed this statistic: Nearly two-thirds of Coloradans would be “very uncomfortable” if they were riding in a car driven by someone who had smoked “moderate amounts” of marijuana.

Obama promised to fundamentally transform America. 

Well, he's certainly giving it a good crack. Under him we've seen the military being gutted and sissified. Gay marriage promoted and legalised by many of the States. Christianity being trashed. Class, race and gender "warfare" encouraged. And now States legalising a very dangerous mind-altering drug. 

Ah yes, America is definitely being transformed.....into a country of easily offended, politically correct, over-sexualised dope-heads.  

I'm pretty sure this isn't what was meant by "American exceptionalism" when Alexis de Tocqueville coined the phrase

Wakey wakey America! Time to realise what Obama is doing to your country!





Colorado voters give high marks to Gov. John Hickenlooper for implementing a law that he opposed: the legalization of marijuana for adults. Two months into legal pot sales in the Rocky Mountain State, however, they might also want to consider what this Democrat is telling other governors about what he calls “one of the great social experiments of the 21st century.”

“I urge caution,” he said at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington last week. When states promote something that is not good for people, he said, they need to be prepared for “unintended consequences.”

Governor Hickenlooper is certainly getting ready for what surveys indicate will be the most serious consequence: Higher marijuana use by youth. In a message to state lawmakers, he wrote that Colorado’s top priority should now be to prevent the negative impacts of legalization on children.

With easier access to the drugs and a subtle message that pot is not dangerous, the state must lessen the effects of a tragedy of its own making. According to the National Institutes of Health, 1 in 6 16-year-olds who tries marijuana will become addicted to it.

Using the expected revenue from taxes on pot sales, the governor wants to spend $45.5 million for youth use prevention, $40.4 million for substance abuse treatment, and $12.4 million for public health. He also proposes a $5.8 million media campaign on marijuana use, presumably to point out the health risks.

In addition, Colorado police are being trained to better spot stoned drivers. In January, when marijuana sales began, about 15 percent of citations for impaired driving were for people high on pot. A new $1.9 million education campaign comes with this warning: “Drive High, Get a DUI.”

Governors should not be exploring legalization as a revenue windfall, Hickenlooper advises. Perhaps a big reason is that the potential costs of higher marijuana use – such as lost productivity, broken relationships, vehicle accidents – could outweigh money collected in pot taxes.

Colorado voters have caught up with one of the governor’s original worries about Amendment 64, the ballot measure approved in 2012 that set a national precedent for legalization. In a poll by Quinnipiac University last month in Colorado, more than half of those surveyed said the law hurts the state’s image.

The poll also revealed this statistic: Nearly two-thirds of Coloradans would be “very uncomfortable” if they were riding in a car driven by someone who had smoked “moderate amounts” of marijuana.

Colorado’s experiment is being watched closely by President Obama. One of his big worries – besides the cross-border sale of pot that would clearly violate federal law – is that big business may aggressively push marijuana use.

“If we start having a situation where big corporations with lots of resources and distribution and marketing arms are suddenly going out there, peddling marijuana, then the levels of abuse that may take place are going to be higher,” Mr. Obama said in a CNN interview.

In August, Alaskan voters will vote on whether to legalize pot. If it passes, the state will be the third to do so. (Washington State’s legalization begins later this year.) Many legalization advocates are waiting until 2016 to put pro-pot measures on state ballots, hoping a high voter turnout in a presidential contest will sweep these measures to victory.

But by then, Colorado could have become a negative role model. Its governor, who is well aware of how to implement this new law, has already warned his counterparts to beware.

Source

26 February 2014

Muslim confusion......

Doesn't this kinda defeat the purpose of covering Muslim women up in tents and veils??






Australia: Some facts for the hypocritical Lefties

ONE Iranian country shoppers dies in detention after his fellow country shoppers riot and the Lefty Get-Up hypocritical asses (funded by George Soros)  hold a country-wide candle-burning kumbaya stunt. Boo hoo.

Our Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has stopped the illegal boats arriving. He has also stopped all the drownings of country shoppers that happened under Labor, but surprisingly no thanks from Get-Up to Morrison for saving so many lives.

Well, here you go Lefty wankers. Here's some cold-hard facts so that you can remember to thank Morrison for doing such a sterling job!