I remember Condi Rice imploring us some years ago that Islam was “the religion of peace AND love”. Years of Jihad have invalidated the first of her bizarre claims and now it seem that even Valentine’s Day annoys them!
Cold weather has an upside!
Thousands of Iraqis who arrived in Finland last year have decided to cancel their asylum applications and return home, with some saying they dislike the frosty weather and find the locals unfriendly
More than 4,100 applications for asylum have been cancelled, officials say, with Finland chartering flights to take the refugees back to Baghdad from next week. Though the majority say they yearn to be reunited with their families, others are simply disillusioned with the Nordic way of life, according to a local travel agent in Helsinki.
Muhiadin Hassan, who is selling up to twenty tickets to Baghdad each day, told Reuters: “Some say they don’t like the food here, it’s too cold or they don’t feel welcome in Finland. There are many reasons.” Finland’s intake of asylum seekers rose nearly tenfold last year, after applications increased from 3,600 in 2014 to 32,500 in 2015.
Not one of these 32,500 can be lawfully defined as “asylum seekers” but just about everyone is an opportunistic welfare whore. THAT is why they swarmed to icy Finland. Now the weather has turned so have their motivations.
Hello!!! Finally I am back in the land of broadband.
Let me tell you the tale. Last Friday I had arranged to have SUPERFAST broadband installed at my home. I have endured SUPERSLOW broadband for years but my rural area now has finally gotten access to the faster speeds. You can imagine my anticipation! Friday morning came – and ALL broadband went!!! Line was dead. Bit of a surprise to me but then I was over in Scotland for the 6 Nations rugby and assumed all would be right by Monday. It wasn’t.
So I complained but it took until yesterday to get things fixed. The core problem was amazing. MANY years ago, my home had two telephone number – one for the phone, one for the fax. That latter line was disconnected about TEN years ago, not used since. However, in their infinite wisdom, British Telecoms chose to apply the SUPERFAST broadband to that one line! Naturally it couldn’t work.
It took a week to get this resolved with several frustrating calls to their India customer services department.
And so it was my silence is ended!!!! Now, let’s roll …
St. Valentine’s Day weekend is an apt opportunity to consider the Bill and Hillary Clinton relationship. She has stood by his serial infidelity for decades, and assisted him in denouncing several of his girlfriends and accusers. It helped him stay in power, and it may help her acquire power. If Hillary is elected and they move back into the White House we face the smirking prospect of Bill in the East Wing. Even someone who voted for him twice, as I did, has to pause at the idea. What are your thoughts?
Like Al Capone Thomas “Slab” Murphy is going to prison for tax evasion. Murphy was an IRA leader back in the bad days, and apparently his love of country doesn’t include paying his share of taxes. Among other laughable dodges his lawyer blamed Murphy’s brother for the failure to pay. He also asked the judge to consider his client’s age in sentencing, which I always find odd. Do seniors deserve a jail sentence discount? The early bird special for jailbirds?
I doubt he’ll serve a long sentence, but at least a small measure of justice doled out is better than no justice at all.
EGGHEADS have proved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, apparently. Reports The Telegraph:
Ripples in space time have finally been detected, one hundred years after they were first predicted by Albert Einstein …
In 1915 Einstein announced his General Theory of Relativity which suggested that huge bodies in space, like planets or black holes, have so much mass that they actually bend space and time …
Einstein predicted that if two massive bodies came together it would create such a huge ripple in space time that it should be detectable on Earth.
Today scientists at Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Washington announced they had detected such a ripple, believed to be caused by two black holes colliding.
According to someone on BBC Radio today, a gravitational wave has been detected, caused by two black holes colliding a billion years ago, “taking us back” to a trillionth of a second after after the Big Bang.
Nope, I have no idea, which is my usual condition on this outer space stuff. I can’t even conceive of this space time stuff, never mind bending it. I do know I was probably asleep when this gravitational wave came by, because I never felt a thing. Such a pity.
Anyway, chat among yourselves.
The two female suicide Bombers who detonated themselves in a refugee camp in Nigeria, killing almost sixty people were members of a particular religion. If you guessed Quakers or Buddhists, you were wrong.
It has become rather numbing to read of these Islamic attacks throughout the World. That the victims are often also Muslim does not mitigate the strange human wiring that convinces people that they should blow themselves as well as innocent people. Nigeria’s western aid should be cut off unless a sustained vigilant and determined campaign is launched by its military against Boko Haram. Otherwise we are not providing safe havens for the innocent, but for terrorists.
In Democratic primaries, especially in states with large urban areas, there is a phrase candidates who wish to win know – black votes matter.
Hence the ugly reality of Bernie Sanders being granted an audience with race hustler AL Sharpton, and Hillary Clinton campaigning with the mothers of Treyvon Martin and Eric Garner.
Sanders shouldn’t have to grovel, but he did. He was arrested protesting for black civil rights in the early 1960s. Hillary was married to America’s “first black President”. But each sees the need to pursue and hence promote the worst elements of black leadership.
Our nation’s history is weighed down with injustice for black people, but only someone seeking to profit from that history, like Sharpton, would deny the incredible strides forward. It is divisive, not inclusive, to play at his table. One can be troubled by the killings of Martin and Garner without using them for cheap political theater.
Trump’s rhetoric can be vile, but his actions have never been as vile as Sharpton’s. Cruz may have said nasty things about New York, but never as nasty as Jesse Jackson’s Hymietown. Conservatives often complain about a double standard in the media, and often that complaint is merely a tactic. But when it comes to racial pandering by Democratic candidates and Teflon portraits of certain black leaders, the double standard complaint is spot on.