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  • South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife

    05/06/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | The Associated Press
    South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby (Violet D'Mello poses with a cheetah while being photographed by her husband Archibald during a visit to Kragga Kamma game reserve near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.) JOHANNESBURG — The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby. The Port Elizabeth Herald reported Friday that Violet D'Mello of Aberdeen, Scotland, was attacked by cheetahs on...
  • From bully boys to wimps: the decline of SA's military (South Africa)

    05/04/2012 8:41:31 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa ^ | May 04 2012 | PHILLIP DE WET
    From bully boys to wimps: the decline of SA's military It is a good thing that Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe do not seem to have any territorial ambitions, because if they chose to annex a few South African provinces, the defence force would be hard-pressed to stop them, especially if Lesotho decided to get into the action. A large and long overdue review of South Africa's defence capabilities and needs, now in the phase of public consultation, paints a grim picture. The country has too few fighting men and women, often with old or useless equipment, often without the discipline...
  • Cat Survives Two-Hour Washing Machine Ordeal In South Africa

    05/04/2012 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | May 5,2012 | NewsCore
    JOHANNESBURG -- A cat survived after it was tossed around inside a washing machine for almost two hours in Johannesburg, the South African newspaper The Star reported Friday. Karin Bennett, 63, heard meowing noises coming from close to her washing machine and began to search for her cat Tabitha.
  • Businessman tells of South African prison rape that left him HIV positive

    04/26/2012 8:11:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 04/26/2012 | Fred Attewill
    Sean Smith, a business partner of rugby star Gareth Thomas, said he was attacked up to eight times a day during his 19-month stay in St Alban’s jail after his arrest on suspicion of a multi-million-pound fraud. The 42-year-old, was targeted in a cell he shared with 90 inmates in 2007. ‘They did it not just as part of gang dominance but in my case it was showing supremacy over a white man – I was the only one there,’ he said.
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • Gang rape video goes viral, shocking South Africa

    04/18/2012 11:38:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    AFP ^ | April 18, 2012
    A video of a 17-year-old girl being gang raped spread by cell phones through South Africa on Wednesday, shocking a nation battling an epidemic of violence against women. The girl was reported missing in late March and was apparently raped last week in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, police said. Reporters from the tabloid Daily Sun brought the video to the attention of police, who found the girl on Wednesday and began arresting suspects. "She was found with another man in his house," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele told the Sapa news agency. "Obviously she is traumatised and we are going...

    04/16/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 30 replies
    Afrikaner Genocide Museum ^ | 04-16-2012 | Dr. Gregory Stanton
    “The white Boer, the Afrikaner, is easily the highest at-risk group for murder on Earth ... 310 in 100,000 per year actually. By comparison, in London the yearly probability of getting murdered is 3 in 100,000.”
  • Petronas unit Engen suspends Iran oil imports (S. African importer)

    04/04/2012 6:53:06 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    The Star/Reuters ^ | Apr. 5, 2012
    Johannesburg: Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas) Engen unit, the biggest South African importer of Iranian crude, said it has suspended imports of oil from the Middle Eastern nation amid economic sanctions by the United States and the European Union. The company had contingency supplies in place, Engen spokeswoman Tania Landsberg said in an emailed response to questions. Engen, which operates the country's second biggest refinery based in Durban and with a capacity of 135,000 barrels a day, normally buys about 80% of its supplies from Iran. Engen was “under heavy pressure” to halt Iranian imports because of sanctions, Petronas chief executive...
  • Eye Witness Reports on America’s Death

    04/02/2012 5:32:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 3 replies ^ | 03/02/2012 | n/a
    When South Africa was a Western nation, it was regarded as behind the times. Now that it has become a Third World socialist hellhole, it has leaped ahead to show us our future. For the sake of a coward’s concept of peace, white South Africans allowed their country to degenerate into savagery. A South African journalist reports under a pseudonym: "White South Africans, you should remember, have been in that part of Africa for the same amount of time whites have inhabited North America; yet ultimately South Africans voted for their own suicide. We are not so very different from...
  • Who is Going to Fact-Check Team Obama? Their Statements on Iran Aren’t True.

    03/31/2012 1:20:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 31, 2012 | Richard Grenell
    The simple fact is that team Obama has passed ONE UN resolution on Iran. They got only 12 votes of support in that ONE resolution (12/15 votes for a failure rate of 20% on Iran votes at the Security Council). The Bush team got FIVE resolutions on Iran (THREE with Sanctions). In those FIVE resolutions, team Bush lost just 2 total votes (73/75 votes for a failure rate of 2.6% on Iran votes at the Security Council). Additionally, team Obama hasn’t produced a UN resolution on Iran since June 9, 2010 (almost 2 years ago). One only needs to look...
  • Review: A Grim Look at South Africa

    03/24/2012 10:10:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Edomonton Journal ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2012 | Candace Fertile
    Absolution author Patrick Flanery Absolution Patrick Flanery Knopf Canada 400 pp; $29.95 This novel gave me nightmares. It even gave me daymares, but I had to read it. Patrick Flanery’s debut novel is a searing look at South Africa both before and after the legal dissolution of apartheid. But as Flanery shows, the troubles are far from eradicated. Sam Leroux is a South African who went to New York for graduate school, married an American named Sarah, and is now back in South Africa because of his wife’s job as a journalist and his own plan to write the...
  • Signs of the times: street names debate rages in Pretoria (South Africa)

    03/23/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies · 2+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 23 March 2012 | David Smith
    What's in a name? Centuries of conflict, bloodshed and debate over the ownership of history, if it belongs to a street or city in South Africa. Eighteen years after the demise of white minority rule, the country continues to struggle with the renaming of public spaces that reflect the new order while acknowledging a difficult past. Although there is no shortage of tributes to Nelson Mandela, they still sit cheek by jowl with signs bearing the names of racial apartheid architects such as Hendrik Verwoerd. Nowhere is the debate more intense than in the administrative capital and seat of the...
  • Whites can be and are victims of South African genocide

    03/23/2012 7:38:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Tower Light ^ | March 11, 2012 | Johannes Burke
    I was picking up my daughter Monday afternoon at school to take her to a doctor’s appointment when I noticed something that warmed my heart. I saw several different messages in large chalk words around campus. “Stop White South African Genocide” and “Stand Fast South Africa” were chalked throughout my short walk on campus. When I left South Africa in 1998 and brought my family to the United States to flee the genocide of my people, I found that no one knew about what was truly going on or seemed to care. The idea that whites could be the victims...
  • Pres S.Africa sings about committing genocide against white people(Boer), shooting and killing them.

    03/21/2012 6:03:17 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 15 replies ^ | 21MAR12 | Eeyore
    Either you are for racism, or you are not. If you object to racism then this is about as objectionable as it gets. Frankly I grow so disgusted with the leftist and smug narrative of so many people on these matters while the very existence of massive groups of people, who, quite frankly, have been the most benevolent group in the history of the world. One only needs look at the populations of countries that white people built to bear that out. This is truly awful. I hope indeed that some nation or powerful group will come to the aid...
  • The G6 - Still Outgunning the Competition (South African artillery)

    03/15/2012 8:40:33 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Denel, South Africa ^ | March 15, 2012
    The G6 - Still Outgunning the Competition 15:38 GMT, March 15, 2012 Twenty five years after it astonished the global defence community, South Africa’s G6 self-propelled Gun-Howitzer still sets the standards against which all long-distance artillery are being measured. “The G6 was ahead of its time when it was first launched in 1987,” says Stephan Burger, the CEO of Denel Land Systems. “Through our continuous research and investment in the gun we have ensured it remains ahead of the pack as the most versatile and reliable artillery system in its class.” “We are still outgunning all our global competitors by...
  • U.S. 'Disgusted' With China, Russia Veto on Syria Resolution

    02/04/2012 2:39:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/12 | David Lev
    In a move that was decried by the U.S., France, and Arab countries, Russia and China on Saturday vetoed a U.S.-backed proposal at the UN Security Council to condemn Syrian leader Bashar al-Assed for violence against Syrian citizens. The resolution that had demanded that Assad resign was backed by the Arab League, and the League on Saturday night called on Arab countries to shut down their embassies and consulates in Syria, and remove Syrian ambassadors from their countries. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said that Washington was "disgusted" by the vetoes. The vetoes followed a particularly bloody night...
  • US Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg: South Africa has a better Constitution model than US.

    02/04/2012 2:17:13 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 126 replies
    Patroit Action Network ^ | 2/4/2012 | Darla Dawald
    US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg tells Egyptians: Don’t look to the “OLD US Constitution” for guidance in drafting a new constitution. Justice Ginsburg holds in high esteem the constitution of South Africa and Canada.
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US ..

    02/02/2012 3:30:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1-30-12 | Al-Hayat (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on January 30, 2012. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: It is a very inspiring time - that you have overthrown a dictator, and that you are striving to achieve a genuine democracy. So I think people in the United States are hoping that this transition will work, and that there will genuinely be a government of, by, and for the people. [...] I met with the head of the elections commission. I think that the first step has gone well, and that elections...
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US

    02/03/2012 2:27:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | January 30, 2012 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Video at Link.
  • South Africa’s restored Cheetah fighters make Ecuador debut

    01/25/2012 7:34:14 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Flight International ^ | 01/25/2012 | Stephen Trimble
    South Africa’s restored Cheetah fighters make Ecuador debut By: Stephen Trimble Washington DC Ecuador has received 12 ex-South African Air Force Cheetah C/D fighters, ordered in late 2010, from Denel Aviation. Ecuador President Rafael Correa Delgado announced on 21 January that the entire batch of 12 fighters has arrived from South Africa. The 10 C-model and two D-model Cheetahs had been in storage since their retirement from service in South Africa four years ago. Ecuadorian officials visited South Africa in April 2009 to start negotiations, and signed a $78 million contract in December 2010. The deal also includes five years...