What patronising bull dust from Google! It is enough to get me to dust down my old encyclopaedia Britannica.
In his post, Asylum in Denmark, Janus implied, in response to one of my comments, that I was a white supremacist. I posted a rebuttal, not because I was offended by his observation, I care not a jot for the epithets ascribed to me by others, but because I disagree with it. Of course I expanded on my theories and clearly I must have caused a level of indignation because Janus decided to remove that comment almost immediately. Unfortunately I had not saved it and so, I am now going to try to reproduce it, or at least the gist of it, though clearly it will vary somewhat. Read more…
Have a look at this article and see if you can spot Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe. Dreadful, sycophantic dwarf.
The quality, if I can use that word, of some of Britain’s diplomatic staff is truly shocking. Ms Laing’s predecessor was even worse; a hypocritical bigot of the first order.
Have a look at the headline in this Zimbabwean paper and then look at the pictures.
Hi Janus, what are your thoughts on this? Is there any substance to it, or is simply lies and calumny?
I loved this particular passage:
“The difference is, few actually actively seek to move to Scandinavia, for obvious reasons: the weather is appalling, the taxes are the highest in the world, the cost of living is similarly ridiculous, the languages are impenetrable, the food is (still) awful for the most part and, increasingly, these countries are making it very clear they would prefer foreigners to stay away.”
I think he is wrong in one aspect.
“No, it’s a nonsense and, in fact, they have dropped from the top spot in recent surveys, mostly because they are not as rich as they once were. The sad take-away from that is, money does, in fact, make you happy.”
Well partly wrong. It is my experience that good weather does much more to make you happy than money does. Granted, you need enough to cover the basics, but the law of diminishing returns applies very quickly to the wealth/happiness relationship. Of course one can have too much sunshine as well, but I do believe that most people could identify a climate that is ideal for them and having found it, they are much more likely to be happy then any amount of ‘surplus’ wealth can provide.
I would be interested to hear the opinions of others. No, seriously, I would. 🙂
The victim was black. The attack was racist. The BBC makes everybody very aware of those facts. But what they do not say is that the perpetrator was Asian, leaving the casual listener to assume that he was white.
Today is the bicentenary of the Battle of Quatre Bras in which my great grandfather fought. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on the perspective, he was wounded and was thus unable to take part in the ‘other battle’ that took place two days later. My GGF lived to be 92 and it was always a source of good-natured irritation that those who had survived that other conflict were more celebrated than those who had survived Quatre Bras.
Christmas for Monty and Robin
(With apologies to Amarinta)
And while the critters were all hob-nobbin’;
The field mice and the red-breast robin,
A squeal went up, ‘what, pray, was that?
‘I think it is the farmyard cat.’
‘Oh my sweet holy Jesus
I think she means to come and seize us.’ Read more…