Saturday, 25 August 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
This is for my friend Tyburn. I know I'm too late with this entry but, all the same I'll try and make up for it!
1. What was your favourite childhood toy?
Lego castles, warships and spaceships. I was very skilled with it to, well I thought so
2. What is your favourite domesticated animal?
Dog. Specifically French Bulldog, and West Highland White Terrier. Both of which I own.
3. Who is your favourite fictional/legendary character, and why?
Sherlock Holmes- The thing I love about Sherlock is really his tunnel mindedness, I can respect people who have a vision and stick to it. Also that Holmes/Watson duo is something I've always wanted. Its nice to have someone at your back
4. Who is your favourite historical character, and why?
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill. Well as you may have guessed I do rather admire him. The reasons for this have something to do with the fact that without him. It is very possible to this day Swastika banners would be hung from Sydney to Washington to London and Paris. We narrowly avoided a very dark thousand years...
5. Who is your favourite saint/Biblical character, and why?
King David. The David and Goliath struggle is something that has echoed throughout the ages. Small can defeat big etc. But also the fact that despite his flaws, God still had faith in him. I find that reassuring.
6. What is your favourite type of music/musical group?
Hard to say, I'm a very unfogey fogey in that respect. My iphone has everything from modern music to Schubert's trout symphony. I keep an open mind I suppose.
7. What is your favourite quote?
''All it takes for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing''.--Edmund Burke
8. What are your favourite meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert)?
Dinner by far. Roast lamb rack and baked vegetables if I have the choice.
9. What is your favourite flower/plant?
The Thistle of Scotland- it represents my heritage and I do like what it represents. And the Australian frangipani, I have one in my backyard, it is very beautiful flower that as far as I know is unique to the countries north
10. When was a time you felt particularly inspired by something?
I hope I don't come off as extreme when I say this...but probably 9/11. I was slapped out of the fantasy that the world was one big happy family. I realised there and then that there was evil still in this world, that denying it will only make it grow and that we as united family of nations must stand as one. That is why I grew to admire Churchill so much, he fought against an evil enemy abroad and naysayers at home.
11. What are some of the causes you feel are worth fighting for?
Freedom. If you fight for that then all the benifits trickle down from it
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Thursday, 19 July 2012
According to recent polls in the UK, one third of Conservative voters will not vote Conservative come next election. A swing to the right will not help the embattled Cameron either. Most British voters have seen Cameron's flip flop policy changes and savage budget cuts, not to mention his blatant incompetence, as signs the conservative party is going under. That may not be the case. One can only hope the British Freedom party and UKIP benefit, not Labour from this exodus of support.
Lord Ashcroft, a key Conservative peer, had the following to say in the Daily Telegraph:
“Unfortunately, the air of competence and leadership needed to provide confidence in the party’s economic management is being eroded.“An accumulation of small mistakes and U-turns, each forgivable in itself, has prompted people to wonder whether policies are being thought through properly. The 'pasty tax’ debacle is remembered with derision.”
In an interview today with the Telegraph the PM said voters would ultimately back his values and policies. What values Mr Cameron?
Monday, 16 July 2012
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
I've watched my Stateside conservative cousins, whinge about Obama. I knowing very little about American politics, assumed it was just age old Republican v Democrat vitriol. However things have become so sinister I feel it necessary to draw attention to it. It cannot be ignored, it quite simply is totalitarian.
This particular ''executive order'' is detailed as ''National security and emergency preparedness''. The first few paragraphs are rather dry, maybe to prevent casual readers from going any deeper.
The parts enumerating duties and powers, however, despite the same mind-numbing official patois, seem like anything but hot air.
Sec. 5.2. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:…
(d) receive, integrate, and disseminate NS/EP communications information to the Federal Government and State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, as appropriate, to establish situational awareness, priority setting recommendations, and a common operating picture for NS/EP communications information;
(e) satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate;
This means that the US government, in an emergency is able to seize privately owned networks and radio broadcasts, and nationalise them. In some nuked out NYC dystopia, the government could very well seize all national, privately owned and otherwise, and nationalise them. It may not even have to come to that. Remember Hitler and the Reichstag?
The whole executive order can be read here-- http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/06/executive-order-assignment-national-security-and-emergency-preparedness-
Thursday, 5 July 2012
The Royal Welsh ( Who defended Rorke's Drift), The Queen's Royal Lancers, Argyll and Sutherland Highland Regiment and Duke of Wellington's Regiment are among the British Army Regiments to be axed in budget cuts
Shock but no surprises here. I've been very busy so away from my keyboard, I was hoping to post some good news but as is the current trend, there is none. Scottish Regiments were by and large spared, probably to try and smooth things over on the lead up to the referendum. Honestly though, last year saw the butchering of the Royal Navy. Napoleon, Kaiser Bill and Hitler tried and failed to break the Royal Navy's back. But our mate Dave Cameron succeeded in destroying it! This year saw the army have its wrist slashed. The Air Force will be next just you wait.
I can only imagine the sadness that veterans and serving men of these regiments must feel. After fighting for hundreds of years, their proud banners are torn down by some bureaucrat in Whitehall.
I have little doubt that there will be a revival. That day will only come after Britain has been slapped awake, ala 1939.