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  • Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead: Famed boxer wrongly convicted of triple murder loses battle

    04/20/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT · 8 of 15
    Peter Libra to Squawk 8888
    Even the National Post, which so often will allow a journalist to go against the general consensus, pays court to Carter's memory.

    Worth mentioning is "The Other Side Of The Story" by Cal Deal. Mr. Deal had originally gone into bat for Carter. Then he changed his mind, after diligent journalistic enquiry.

    Carter was offered a free pass if he would take a second stress evaluation test (lie detector). This he would not do. Only John Artis remains and he is not saying too much.

  • 'Apollo's unsung hero' for developing the moon landing strategy in the 1960's dies aged 95

    04/20/2014 10:10:32 AM PDT · 12 of 36
    Peter Libra to DFG
    This brings back memories of my own. Still 95 years is a good run, so to speak.

    A less than glorious passing also today, is the late Hurricane Carter, a boxer. He died virtually alone in Toronto. Many believe he was a murderer. Not so in Canada.

  • Britain’s Jihadists Within

    04/19/2014 6:16:55 PM PDT · 5 of 6
    Peter Libra to Enza Ferreri
    I would offer that the average Briton has no say as to whom enters "England's Green and Pleasant Land". This is no more than the good citizen of the United States has to say about the Somali,or the other "refugees" from some hell hole in the Middle East. Having been given status, some of them often then tell Americans what they should or should not do

    It is out of our hands, both for citizens of America, Canada and the UK.

  • House party horror: Five dead after 'horrific' knife attack in Canada

    04/19/2014 5:53:57 PM PDT · 17 of 29
    Peter Libra to luvbach1; marktwain
    He does not look Dutch.

    It is clear that this tragic young man has the look of one of Canada's "visible minorities". The politically correct have wielded this phrase to elevate such persons to a higher level than the average Canadian.

    I viewed the interview with the sadly distraught father of De Grood. He is very obviously a Caucasian. He is a high ranking police authority. He seems to be in bad health and shaking. His wife (poor lady) is supporting him. I would say, though I don't know, that she is of either Filipino heritage or maybe Indonesian. This is where the young man gets his looks.

    I do offer, at my risk, a take on the situation. He may have believed what he was told about how unique he was, as a "visible minority".

    One can only sigh at the incessant cries about "diversity" in Canada. Simply put, people should get on with life as they find it.

    Excuse the rant.

  • Prayer request for onyx's husband [Update 204, 289, 379, 422, 504, 671, 729]

    04/17/2014 6:32:36 PM PDT · 809 of 840
    Peter Libra to RedMDer; onyx
    Good news indeed. Freepers come up roses here.

    At the risk of a ramble I must mention what occurred to me at the time of the encouraging news. I remembered a very popular song back in 1971. It was titled:

    Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee.

    I had a nice time using Google and getting Ocean and Ann Murray giving it their all. Sounds a little silly of me but I had to play it again and again.

  • Did 'Nazi' Gunman Single Out Jews for Death in Suburban Kansas City Rampage?

    04/14/2014 9:14:03 AM PDT · 58 of 63
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra

    It was one Geraldo I was referring to. Do not see him lately though.

  • Did 'Nazi' Gunman Single Out Jews for Death in Suburban Kansas City Rampage?

    04/14/2014 9:12:25 AM PDT · 57 of 63
    Peter Libra to yldstrk
    Your comment on reporters was noted. One of the reasons they are so distrusted is that very often they play to an agenda. True, this particular man was not a reporter but I always remember one Jerry Rivera on the Columbine shootings. He sneered at "trench coated figures with a swastika" emblem. I remember his sneer.

    Turns out the youths had a swastika patch with a bar across it. They were calling others Nazis. It was NO Nazis.

    This may be not on the subject, but the press has a lot to answer for.

  • Did 'Nazi' Gunman Single Out Jews for Death in Suburban Kansas City Rampage?

    04/13/2014 9:21:14 PM PDT · 46 of 63
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    Oh,oh.

    Just been identified here on FR. The MSM will make hay out of this one. Former K.K.K Grand Dragon, though has been associated with the Democrat Party.

  • Did 'Nazi' Gunman Single Out Jews for Death in Suburban Kansas City Rampage?

    04/13/2014 8:46:36 PM PDT · 44 of 63
    Peter Libra to Sarah Barracuda
    Your comment.

    .....and you can clearly hear him say "Heil Hitler" so I heard it for myself...

    Your point well taken here and thank you for the definite information on the "Heil Hitler" shout. I had thought maybe it was thrown in for effect.

    I took a look at a clearer photograph of the suspect being held in custody. I may be wrong, but he looked like he was mentally unbalanced. That does not excuse this wicked unnecessary act by him.

    His life is virtually over.

  • Did 'Nazi' Gunman Single Out Jews for Death in Suburban Kansas City Rampage?

    04/13/2014 8:07:08 PM PDT · 42 of 63
    Peter Libra to yldstrk; Sarah Barracuda
    yeah reporters........

    One thing we can all be sure of is that the MSM and their control will zoom on this tragedy. Any possible agenda driven angle will be used. The target will be the old white male wacko, next, anyone even distantly connected to any conservative ideas will be sought.

    We can learn a lesson from the mystery of the flight 370. Theories abound and still no definite information. Cooler heads should prevail here. Again, by now we all know of the "white Hispanic" and the darling child who was shot.

    Time will tell.

  • Cold Case Arrest: San Antonio murder suspect captured in Canada[Illegal Alien]

    04/11/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · 5 of 7
    Peter Libra to Theoria
    Murder suspect captured in Canada.

    Of interest is the case of Charles Ng born Hong Kong. He falsified documents and joined the US Marines. On dishonourable discharge, he helped in 12 horrible murders in California, around 1982. He was arrested in Calgary, Canada while on the run.

    What may be pertinent to this case, is that the do good people fought tooth and nail to stop deportation to the US. Saying he would get the death penalty. The Canadian authorities flew him by helicopter to the US border from the courthouse. The judge had just ordered him deported. Defence lawyers scurried to ready an appeal- too late.

    Ng has been on death row for twenty years and his trials have cost the US twenty million dollars.

    The point of my post, is that I will now watch just what the lawyers will do to try to avoid this man's deportation. I am sure they will.

  • Gay banker jailed for wife murder

    04/11/2014 10:29:58 AM PDT · 29 of 31
    Peter Libra to MeshugeMikey; kingattax
    "the carefree "gay" portrayed by the media... just doesn't match the ugly reality

    Very true and your post gives me the opportunity to make another observation. Now the much viewed venerable "Coronation Street" saga from the UK has a definite format. It is of hard nosed working class types and their feisty women.

    My spouse has it on Canadian T/V. Lo and behold the same feisty women enter a room and see two homosexuals partly shown. Two men so smoothed and with perfect physique presumably caught in the act. Never seen that before, but do not watch it though.

    I refused to watch anymore of it. The blatant advocacy of the homosexual is everywhere. The aforesaid feisty women start to express mock horror etc. This to expose "intolerance" no doubt.

    My generation was exposed to the numerous homosexual traitors in the cold war who were blackmailed by Soviet agents. Greek Gods they were not. That is the ugly reality. A bit of a rant, please excuse, but it was on my mind.

  • Rescued sailboat family returns safely to California aboard Navy ship

    04/09/2014 7:40:57 PM PDT · 63 of 78
    Peter Libra to SilvieWaldorfMD
    I had face the brutal reality of the need to work and sustain one's self. Old country saying was: Money does not grown on trees. Now retired, I read about people in America and Canada who just do not seem to have to work.

    I just had to yell this statement- "where do they get their money from?" Alas, I and possibly many other Freepers never found the secret. Ah well, another old country saying, which is pretty dubious.

    Virtue is it's own reward.

  • Prayer request for onyx's husband [Update 204, 289, 379, 422, 504, 671, 729]

    04/05/2014 9:16:50 PM PDT · 60 of 840
    Peter Libra to Jim Robinson

    Thinking of Onyx and her husband. She is surely a nice caring person and I am sure her husband is too.
    Prayers up.

  • Woman sued for $2 million after boyfriend torches squirrel on apartment deck, starts massive fire

    04/04/2014 8:47:31 PM PDT · 58 of 100
    Peter Libra to TigersEye; Navy Patriot
    Where did you two get the idea that the squirrel was alive?

    From the text.

    In the meantime we can both watch avidly the saga of the birth certificate, the travels and education of the now President of the United States. (Chuckle).

  • Woman sued for $2 million after boyfriend torches squirrel on apartment deck, starts massive fire

    04/04/2014 7:11:24 PM PDT · 40 of 100
    Peter Libra to Navy Patriot; wonkowasright
    Good Lord, what a sadistic moron.

    I am with you on this one. It does give me a lead to perhaps digress. I do find that the right and proper way to kill animals is to make it quick and painless.

    My daughter bought an old house that had been closed up for two years. The local squirrels had taken over and infested the attic. They tore out the new insulation. She was distressed at the rat traps needed to clear them. I went over to Sault Ste Michigan to the Ace Hardware and got a sort of powder which simulated the urine of a fox. Bye bye squirrels.

    I know this is a bit of a ramble, but it still pains me to view unnecessary cruelty to animals. Anyway, I have seen this curious word on FR. Tiz Karma. This joker got it in spades.

  • Video: Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Obama with … Sarah Palin?

    04/03/2014 9:18:27 AM PDT · 8 of 17
    Peter Libra to SeekAndFind
    Fallon will do whatever it takes to snag viewers.

    A possible scorpion if there is one.

  • Sarah Palin to Appear on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

    04/02/2014 7:40:06 PM PDT · 37 of 69
    Peter Libra to dalereed
    I'll miss it, I won't watch the bastard!!!

    Short and straight to the point. As one who had watched the farce of Katie Couric with Sarah, I knew then what is object of these narcissistic people. They are pure liberals, dyed in the wool so to speak. All they wish to do is to denigrate a conservative person. Try every smooth trick in the book, to trip them up. Then they can be congratulated by the sycophants around them.

    I cannot imagine why sensible people put themselves in a position like this. Do they fall prey to the idea that they have to make liberals like them? I really respect and admire Sarah though.

    Just damn!

  • The deadly mixture of guns and class in Toronto

    04/01/2014 7:22:52 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    Peter Libra to docbnj
    They coyly avoid mentioning ethnicity.

    Your observation is right. I mention the rival newspaper to the Toronto Star which is the National Post. I take the liberty of quoting the Feb 1st 2012 edition.

    Racial data routinely suppressed by Police.

    As an immigrant to Toronto many years ago and then I moved on, I do remember old Toronto of the 1950's. Later the two last hangings were of two men who killed a policeman in 1962. Homegrown thugs. So rare was murder, the case was gone over again and again as a warning. One shivered as one read of the ritual of the death penalty on these two men.

    We learn today that the least likely persons to commit murder there, are of German and Austrian nationality. Asian Chinese seemed to also merit this avoidance of murder, along with Scandinavians. The Scandinavians are not very numerous however. Killings occur by the particular group from the Island of Jamaica and just pressing them closely are the latest new arrivals. They are the Somalis.

    Of course there are some nasty pieces of work from all backgrounds. Now Canada could be beset by "honour killings". We all know who they are. The fear produced by political correctness in Canada is something to be almost frightened at.

    George Orwell- where are you?

  • Beaton: Is Obama a Manchurian?

    03/30/2014 6:43:36 PM PDT · 55 of 81
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Correction to my post.

    There is a possibility that the people who attempted to corrupt and suborn a young Barack Obama, have left a mark.

  • Beaton: Is Obama a Manchurian?

    03/30/2014 6:35:31 PM PDT · 54 of 81
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    From the text.

    But I wonder whether he's Manchurian.

    Perhaps this is not the proper way to attempt this little homily, but I think I may know the inner mind of the President. I have read "Dreams from my Father." Whether or not the President really wrote it, might be a moot point. He must have agreed to what was in that book.

    I remember the hard scrabble years after WW2 in England as a working class lad. A secretary where I worked used to get the Saturday Evening Post sent from the States. There it was, the tranquil world of Norman Rockwell. It was a far off paradise to us.

    Later, fools of young people rebelled against that world. Instead of taking off and going to some effete country and seeing just how others lived, they wanted to smash it. The mindless rotters who should have known better in the academic world encouraged this hatred. Anyone doubts this, read "A Singular Woman" by Janny Scott. The story of Stanley Ann Dunham.

    She had everything going for her considering other young women of her era. A bit of a ramble and I should cut to the chase. The President has been suborned and corrupted in his youth by rotters who hate America. Rotters, who even yet, live far higher on the hog than Joe Six Pack. The joker who tramples the American flag and then calls the police if someone bugs him etc.

    This will pass and America will survive any Manchurian. Or else the free world will take a tumble.

  • White House ex-aide: First Lady Michelle Obama has turned East Wing into 'worst wing'

    03/26/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT · 63 of 71
    Peter Libra to LibertarianLiz; mgist
    I am rather late on this thread but it has certainly got me thinking. I have got beyond my allotted time on the planet and enjoy life to a fair extent.

    This brings me to the human condition and I still do not understand part of it. The First Lady has certainly not found "The Bird of Happiness". True, being from Canada, she is not my First Lady. Prime Minister Harper has a country bred girl, Lauren, as First Lady. She sure seems happy and keeps away from the (expletive deleted) press.

    Now to Michelle Obama. Say what one will, but she certainly "went places". She will never have to worry in her lifetime about hearth and home, with all the comforts. She dotes on her daughters and surely is a good mother. How then does she seem so disturbed about life?

    I wish her well. What is important is that we are probably looking at the human condition. We see Hollywood actresses with looks and a figure that is a gift from the Gods. Anything they want, including male admirers, mansions, the worship of the mob, they have. How many of them are really content?

    I hope to be excused this somewhat of a ramble, but I would like to know just who are persons seemingly content. Even taking into account that life sometimes gives anyone a heck of shakeup.

    Not a practicing Christian myself, I no longer accept ye olde Church of England, I notice this. Seemingly happy people where I live that stand out, are practicing Christians. Perhaps they have found the secret! I am not saying though, that others cannot be absolutely happy from other beliefs. The most miserable people I see today in one instance, are the hard faced Imams....... Oh well, I had better quit. Once again excuse this ramble.

  • Border buddies: A merger between the United states and Canada?

    03/24/2014 10:52:25 AM PDT · 147 of 162
    Peter Libra to A Formerly Proud Canadian; Sherman Logan; MuttTheHoople
    All three posts to me well read and the points well taken here. No scholar myself on that war, I do have extensive knowledge on the area involved in the 1812-1814 war. The paradise of the Mackinac Island, termed the "Gibraltar of the Great Lakes" is a tourist mecca. It was, of course the victory of the British aided by a fierce group of native Indians. The treaty of Ghent 1815 gave back the island to America.

    The British Army had forts at St Joseph Island, Drummond Island. It was this knowledge that gave me to think of the British Factor in the struggle.

    On a lighter note, a journal was kept on the Drummond Island which was American originally. The officer disliked the island, being a well bred British type. He also complained about the potatoes served and " a rather poor wine".

    This the last territory annexed by Britain, who held on until 1827 to the island. A note was finally served which read that "if you do not leave immediately, we will come back with force of arms". The British left, leaving the cemetery and the unfortunate Irish soldiery buried there. Added to that the two chimneys of the barracks.

  • Border buddies: A merger between the United states and Canada?

    03/23/2014 8:58:12 PM PDT · 124 of 162
    Peter Libra to MuttTheHoople; markomalley
    We tried it twice. Canada kicked our butts both times.

    I am going to stay out of this, living as I do just a spit across the St Mary's River from our twin city of Sault Ste. Marie. Just a little mention though about things regarding the 2nd Amendment. There are no more stout defenders of the keeping of firearms (long guns) than Canadian gun owners.

    On the lighter side, we in Canada had a new statutory holiday enacted. Family Day and all the stores had to close. Ere' arf the bloomin' population took off over the bridge to go to Walmart in Michigan. (Ok an exaggeration) but it seemed like it.

    On the 1812-1814 war between Canada and America. Americans generally claim they won. Canadians claim they won. The British whose Redcoats were employed, claim that war ended in a draw.

    Draw it was.

  • Islamic Law Is Adopted By British Legal Chiefs [Sharia Law Formally Incorporated]

    03/22/2014 6:20:54 PM PDT · 18 of 26
    Peter Libra to VerySadAmerican
    It seems the only person willing to stand up against the muslims is Putin. So sad.

    Which makes the present debacle in the Ukraine all the more somewhat convoluted. Sure, what the MSM is telling us about the heavy handed tactics of this man is probably true. Previously, the Islamic terrorist attack on the movie theatre ending in the deaths of many innocent Russians, was a warning to Putin. Everything is not all plain and clear in these situations.

    I remember the MSM and the hit job on the Serbs in Kosovo etc. Still searching for the thousands in "mass graves" buried by the Serbs. As time went on it was found that the other side was just as bad in ethnic cleansing. Too late, Islam seems to rule.

    Excuse my ramble.

  • Islamic Law Is Adopted By British Legal Chiefs [Sharia Law Formally Incorporated]

    03/22/2014 5:49:26 PM PDT · 14 of 26
    Peter Libra to DemforBush
    Mr. Fluck and I have differing opinions on what constitutes good practices...

    Ditto that. Of course as Winston Churchill has said "that appeasement is like feeding the crocodile, hoping it will eat you last" or roughly that.

    Ah yes, Mr. Fluck will temporarily reap some sort of well disguised contemptuous approval from the usual suspects. If ever things come to a pass in distant years, he may avoid an abominable fate. He may be forced to give up his practice. If mercy is shown he will be allowed to clean the toilets of the legal institution where he held sway.

    Unless he converts of course.

  • The Jews who fought for Hitler: 'We did not help the Germans. We had a common enemy

    03/15/2014 11:02:04 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    Peter Libra to Eurotwit
    Such a misleading healdline.

    They fought for their country- Finland.

    Yes this is right. Russia attacked Finland in 1939. At that time Russia had just previously signed a non-aggression pact with Germany. Nothing to do with old Adolf. I believe it was a territorial land grab. As you will know, the Finns got the better of the Russians, but had to cede about ten percent of land to the Soviets.

    I remember the English evening newspaper in 1939 with a large picture of wooden buildings aflame and dark figures running to and fro. I was informed that it was a city called Helsinki (Finland). As a child, I wondered at the wickedness of such acts.

    Soon to find out civilian bombing was to arrive closer to home.

  • Michigan Woman Dead for Six Years Found Only After Money Runs Out

    03/10/2014 7:57:31 PM PDT · 34 of 48
    Peter Libra to rhinohunter; cloudmountain
    Always sad to read these stories - not because they died but because they were so alone that no one noticed.

    One could muse on things about their particular story. Yes, at one time they were vibrant and young. All of us must come to a final reckoning and what we find is this. That such and such person died surrounded by family and friends.

    Ok, yes, this is a bit preachy but reading about this makes me determined to do what little possible. I like to listen to anybody down at the local coffee shop who seems alone and sort of find out what they have to say.

    There are support groups out there if only a person can be appraised of them. Sure, some people may want it that way- to be alone.

    They are few and far between. The human being is a social being. Excuse this ramble.

  • DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants hurling rocks at them

    03/08/2014 5:48:18 PM PST · 36 of 54
    Peter Libra to TADSLOS; mandaladon
    Ramos and Compean paid a high price for violating Bush's "compassionate conservatism".

    I checked on my about page and noted my New Years wishes for 2009. One was for Conrad Black to be returned to Canada from his American jail. The other was for the two border agents to be returned to their families. These wishes were granted and Conrad Black had to wait longer though.

    I put a heartfelt "thanks" shortly after on my remarks and then did a bit of checking. It was George W Bush himself that pardoned the two men. I now have mixed feelings cos' I shouted a "God bless" to the world at the time. Now it seems W has to bear some blame according to some posts. Always liked this president.

    I do pray these good men are now well and truly settled in their lives.

  • As Africans Surge to Europe’s Door, Spain Locks Down

    02/28/2014 8:07:57 PM PST · 7 of 11
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Whoops!

    Their high income houses are usually not accessible to poor unskilled illegals.

  • As Africans Surge to Europe’s Door, Spain Locks Down

    02/28/2014 8:05:33 PM PST · 6 of 11
    Peter Libra to dennisw; cherry
    It is not often one might give a grudging praise to the NYT. The article does give a graphic picture of human misery. What the NYT should do is to do an in depth study of the ramifications of unchecked illegal entry to a sovereign country.

    The balance of the regular and traditional population can be disturbed by those who have but little to offer. There is nothing but further misery and strife to be expected. Sure, a very small number can be and are assimilated into any country. The do good variety of multi-culturalists are only too ready to bad mouth any objectors to the change in their once quiet neighborhood. The do gooders do not wish to entertain those undesirable newcomers in their district however. The high income houses are usually not accessible to

    Italy has been hard hit by illegals and the tragic accounts of drownings in leaking vessels are well known. Now the island of Lampedusa has been selected as a holding point for illegals from Africa. I have done some amount of reading of what this means. First of all, the mainland of Italy is now spared the problem of persons silently disappearing into the interior. Small riots have occurred by dissatisfied illegals who want all the good things quickly.

    What of the 5000 residents of Lampedusa? Their lives have been drastically changed. Women dare not go out alone in the evening. Persons come back to their houses and find the illegals boldly in their kitchen, helping themselves.

    The Australians have used an island called Christmas Island to put illegal immigrants in hastily constructed housing.

    Excuse the rant, but the established and mainly hardworking nations do have a problem.

  • Federal Appeals Court Allows Schools to Ban U.S. Flag Shirts to Avoid Racist Mexican Violence

    02/27/2014 8:02:03 PM PST · 26 of 45
    Peter Libra to skeeter; montag813
    There will come an accounting.

    From up Canada way, it could be said I do not have a dog in the hunt. Having said that, I do sincerely believe that the United States of America is the last bastion of freedom. This in a world that would like to impose much of it's failed ideas on the rest of us.

    I had believed that a dossier should be created. Take down the names. The names of those who so kow tow to minorities and use some facet of the laws to offend the very tenets of the Constitution. A Freeper assured me previously that such a list exists.

    It was once said by a wise Japanese authority that "we have awakened a sleeping giant". This on the attack on Pearl Harbor. How right he was.

    What we are seeing is either a continuing and passive acceptance of these rotten applications..... or hell will break loose. Too much of a ramble by me, but anyway, God Bless America. It must remain the Land of the Free.

  • Anderson Cooper Destroys Arizona GOP State Senator's Defense Of Anti-Gay Bill

    02/26/2014 11:21:19 AM PST · 67 of 125
    Peter Libra to lbryce
    I had tried to tune out this televised interview that my liberal spouse (bless her), had on. I could not quite do it and remembered the age old tactic often used by liberals. It was to put a hypothetical question to the target of their displeasure. Roughly quoting Cooper.

    Supposing a single mother or a divorced woman wanted service- should someone have the right to refuse?

    To refute the statement rebutting him, that Christians generally certainly do not discriminate against such persons. Cooper continued. He then threw in the statement at least twice, that Jesus was against divorce. Thus trying to tie in those that followed Jesus, could then withhold service.

    Hypothetical questions could be used against Cooper. He could have been asked that if he needed a blood transfusion, would he willingly accept blood from a homosexual donor?

    No doubt Cooper would dismiss such a question because the situation had not occurred.

  • Nazism Paved the Way

    02/25/2014 9:13:06 PM PST · 14 of 15
    Peter Libra to Enza Ferreri
    An excellent presentation and bears out the mind set of Adolf Hitler toward Christianity. I had read a book titled.

    The Young Hitler I knew.
    August Kubizek.

    In the hard scrabble years for two unlikely youths in Vienna, Hitler confided in Kubizek. This was prior to WW1. He told his friend about his life as a boy. I understand he was so recalcitrant and questioning to the Catholic Priest locally, he was ordered to stay away from the church.

    I saw souvenirs a plenty from WW1 in England. One was the WW1 German Army belt. "Gott Mitt Uns" was on the buckle.

  • Germany arrests three suspected Auschwitz guards — aged 88, 92 and 94

    02/22/2014 9:13:52 AM PST · 47 of 55
    Peter Libra to onyx
    Your post had me actually blushing. Anyway I will take all the praise I can get, while it lasts. (chuckle).

    The chilling thing for my generation- or a least those who really delved into the war afterward is the record. Not the place to go into it here, but the actual boasts by some of my countrymen who were in authority, are those of pride in deceit.

    To carry on a war against civilized people needed propaganda. I will merely quote two book titles.

    (1)Bodyguard of Lies.
    (2)Masters of Deceit.

    Of course Hitler and his ilk were unmitigated swines. Anyway, enough of a rant from me.

  • Germany arrests three suspected Auschwitz guards — aged 88, 92 and 94

    02/21/2014 9:31:03 PM PST · 36 of 55
    Peter Libra to Sheapdog
    Are far as these old men- if things can be absolutely proven- ok- otherwise let 'em be. The real bad guys got away scott free for the most part.

    A few thoughts here if I may. I might mention that I myself was on the receiving end of a little bit of terror bombing in that war. Horrible to find out just who started the terror bombing. (laughs). Herewith my little homily.

    The German people have been the object of much vilification of their forbears. True, many of their ancestors probably bloomin' well deserve all the things said about them. Still, the outrage of those who suffered and indeed their children included, seems to be dumped on the heads of Germans today.

    How awful this must be for the Germans. Most of them born after the war of 1939-1945. The Germans had a thoroughness with which the British always attributed to them - even during both world wars. The Germans then react with an obvious intent, to show the world just how much they are filled with revulsion about the crimes of WW2.

    No doubt they do not have the capacity to put themselves in the shoes of those they now charge. No doubt they all do declare as 'ow they would 'ave stood up to 'itler, if they were living at the time.

    Few people today in Germany, could know the bone chilling fear felt by the average person. That fear of the Gestapo and other psychopathic authorities

  • The Confederate Submarine

    02/19/2014 11:19:52 AM PST · 55 of 71
    Peter Libra to X Fretensis; Nailbiter
    Ref: U-505.

    She was captured in June of 1944. U-505 was the first enemy warship captured, on the high seas, by the U.S. Navy since the war of 1812.

    Thanks to both Freepers for the info. First it was my error in putting that the surrender was just after hostilities ceased. I note that the U-505 had 8 kills all in a short period during 1942. The first victim was British and so was the last one. (Well done U.S. Navy)

    I am glad to see the two submarines still there for everyone inclined to go aboard. One can only wonder at the fortitude of the crew of the Hunley. Splendid work by those who dig into the past.

  • The Confederate Submarine

    02/18/2014 8:02:04 PM PST · 31 of 71
    Peter Libra to Brad from Tennessee
    The post of much interest to me and I have spent some of a pleasant evening in poring over the record and the diagrams. It is with regret my travelling days long distance are likely over and I will never be able to visit the Hunley.

    I thought I would mention the two submarines that I have visited in the United States. They were happy times as myself and wife from England, took full advantage of being at the border in Canada.

    At Muskegon, Michigan lying at dock is the USS Silversides. The submarine was said to be 75% operative. People can go aboard. If anyone saw the film with the late Alan Hale, it told of a crew member with appendicitis. This in WW2. From a text book, the cook prepared his knives for an impromptu operation. The man survived.

    Next to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It was the U505, a German submarine that surrendered to US naval personnel, at the surrender of Germany. They were taken off and went aboard a US naval vessel. The last crewman tried to scuttle the sub, by taking out the filter device. The American sailors jumped aboard and fixed it. The whole thing is in Chicago.

    So long ago, I hope my information is still pertinent.

  • Jailed US Army Ranger Wins Parole After Serving 5 Years For Killing Al-Qaeda Operative (Video)

    02/15/2014 9:55:43 AM PST · 27 of 27
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra; curth; sushiman

    Whoops.
    Original post by Curth 2/13/2014 1240am.
    This reference a fund for the soldier.

  • Jailed US Army Ranger Wins Parole After Serving 5 Years For Killing Al-Qaeda Operative (Video)

    02/15/2014 9:45:24 AM PST · 26 of 27
    Peter Libra to Cen-Tejas; sushiman

    Thanks for the heads up. I thought it appropriate and hope nobody is put out here on my information. I found a link for the now paroled soldier posted by sushiman at 3:58 am today. I am good for a moderate donation on behalf of my old mob, the British Royal Signals.

  • Jailed US Army Ranger Wins Parole After Serving 5 Years For Killing Al-Qaeda Operative (Video)

    02/14/2014 7:07:25 PM PST · 20 of 27
    Peter Libra to Cen-Tejas; Nachum
    I know somebody will jump me for that but these kids of ours who go in harms way should Always be given the benefit of a doubt. Unless there is bullet proof evidence against them, they should not be prosecuted.

    I have taken a lot of what I understand about these people from the book by a young Winston Churchill. Churchill was only 23 years old as he fought with "The Malakand Field Force" in 1897. Churchill despaired of ever beating the Afghans. To quote Churchill.

    Stone age savages with 19th century weapons.

    What these desk bound military boffins seem to expect is as follows. That faced with the psychopathic merciless villains, that know no law, the soldier is expected to be a text book figure. A figure who has the compassion of a saint and martyr. Yes, of course no soldier should follow the actions of the dreaded SS of WW2. But this was a one time incident, not a regular tactic.

    Excuse the ramble, but your suggestion for a fund has merit.

  • Olympics-Luge-Furious Niccum condemns 'gay lugers' video

    02/12/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · 19 of 19
    Peter Libra to CedarDave
    As I have stated previously the Sochi games only give an opportunity for the homosexuals to try to drive home their cause. It is all about them. Having said that, we in Canada do have over a 4000 mile border. I will take a liberty of quoting my local newspaper.

    Wednesday,February 12. 2014

    No pride flag over city hall.
    Sault Ste Marie won't be joining a long list of Canadian cities raising the rainbow flag in solidarity with LGBTQ athletes, says the mayor. She is a woman mayor and seems well liked.

    We read further, that our mayor has stated simply this.

    The city does not raise flags in support of any protest

    A gentleman, who is formerly from the city and now is an arts director in far off Toronto has expressed his disapproval. He is "not proud" and refers to persons in Sault Ste Marie who would be disappointed. He uses the term "young queer people" in referring to the homosexuals.

    This border city with its twin in Michigan is noted for being quite a decent old place. There has been no nastiness toward persons who prefer the same sex.

    Trust outsiders to try to spoil things.

  • Bozell Column: Joe Biden, The Media's Secret Quayle

    02/11/2014 9:57:39 PM PST · 18 of 29
    Peter Libra to 2ndDivisionVet
    Reference treatment of Dan Quayle. Much of the press seem to have the twisted soul of a Bill Maher and the acute razor sharpness of a snide Jon Stewart.

    Have they no shame? To echo one of their own.

  • Dear FReepers, We need your help to keep the lights on. [FReepathon Thread XXII]

    02/08/2014 6:53:47 PM PST · 201 of 312
    Peter Libra to Jim Robinson

    Count me in from up Canada way.

  • Toronto mayor wants rainbow protest flag removed

    02/07/2014 8:22:41 PM PST · 12 of 17
    Peter Libra to Olog-hai
    11pm Est.

    CTV Canadian television still bombing away at Mayor Ford. The supporters of the LGBT flag insist on it flying for another two weeks. The Mayor is going to try to have it taken down.

    The Mayor of a New Brunswick city has just stated his position on this television outlet. He had got some flak over stopping some sort of pride participation a couple of years ago, now he weighed in against Rob Ford.

    I am a good boy now, quoth he. Or words to that effect.

  • Police visit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office over message about 'potential threat'

    02/07/2014 7:33:23 PM PST · 6 of 6
    Peter Libra to edged25
    Rob Ford has been beset upon ever since he was first elected. Don't underestimate him.

    To which I say amen, except I hope his numerous enemies do underestimate him. He is now embroiled in the controversy over his objection to what is described as an LGBT flag over City Hall. The purveyors of this life style, wanted to go in the face of Putin. This you will probably know.

    He had to back off and allow this flag to remain. The fact that he even objected in the first place has caused a firestorm. The television media, supported by tax dollars are all over this. Cries of "homophobia" etc. All he said was that Canadians should concentrate on supporting Canadian athletes, not an agenda. the This will blow over. I live to see the day he is elected again.

  • Toronto mayor wants rainbow protest flag removed

    02/07/2014 6:58:42 PM PST · 6 of 17
    Peter Libra to Olog-hai
    A very timely post here, for it gives me the lead to update to the present. To break it down into simple language, Mayor Ford stated that the games for Canadians should be about supporting Canada's athletes. He said it should not be some sort of event to have certain a agenda promoted.

    Now the Mayor had to back off his statement and desist. He put a Canadian flag in his office window as a protest. Now we get to the incredible news media coverage. This on our tax payer subsidized behemoths CTV and CBC. A veritable firestorm broke out. Persons, including a councilor female crying "homophobia" have appeared again and again. It got the second most coverage second to the games themselves.

    The power of the militant homosexual to go ballistic over a simple matter of a man's viewpoint is chilling. Worse still, the sycophants and their mock horror and literally drooling at the latest Ford incident, does not tell us what is the real story.

    It is all about them.

  • College students being bribed with credits to embrace the radical ‘white privilege’ theory

    02/06/2014 6:54:20 PM PST · 16 of 32
    Peter Libra to Peter Libra
    Correction.

    I say full light.

  • College students being bribed with credits to embrace the radical ‘white privilege’ theory

    02/06/2014 6:52:41 PM PST · 13 of 32
    Peter Libra to Jimmy4Toes; Altura Ct.
    I'll get my Butler to sign me up.

    I read out your comment to my liberal spouse (bless her). We both had a jolly old laugh. What may be the tactic to bring the full light on these elite persons is old fashioned humour. I sat full light, for they are like maggots. For if I, a working class snot nose from the UK, were to tell them of my struggles, they would sneer and laugh.

    Once people start laughing at them, they are done for. This will not happen overnight.

  • The Hands Photographed Cannot Be Loretta Fuddy In That Casket

    02/06/2014 11:03:27 AM PST · 205 of 280
    Peter Libra to butterdezillion
    Just a couple of quotations here.

    (1) I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

    Attributed to both Voltaire and Edmund Burke.

    (2) All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

    I have stayed out of the fray, because I think that the actual birth certificate for the now president, will not be seen. This is if it existed. Unless it is and forensically tested. I do concede that no archive should ever give up any valuable document into other hands, for they may never see it again.

    I do, with a smile, follow the connection with Stanley Ann's aunt who lived just a stones throw from White Rock, British Columbia. This in Blaine, Washington. Google shows a main road dividing the two communities. Only a line of sensor lights shows the two boundaries.

    I admire and support your persistence and demonstration of the First Amendment to the Constitution.