Saturday, May 27, 2017

South African political leader says there is no call for the slaughter of white people

For now.

All of this reminds me of when I was working as a security guard at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton back in 1978. I was stationed in one of those white guard boxes on the perimeter of the "Athlete's Village." Our job, if you can believe this BS, was to protect the athletes from a repeat of the Munich massacre in 1972.

I enjoyed the job for the week or so that I did it. I used the opportunity to read a book. I think it was, "The Virtue of Selfishness," by Ayn Rand.

And I got to thinking about the job I was doing. My box was behind a tall Frost fence. I was equipped with a two-way radio that was on the same frequency as the Edmonton police. And I was wearing a uniform.

So I started asking myself, "if there really is a terrorist attack, do I have sufficient training and tools to stave it off?"

If a terrorist attack were in the works, how hard would it be for them to take me out of the picture? A gun with a silencer? A crossbow? Someone pole-vaulting over the fence and slitting my arteries before I could grab my radio?

Even at the tender age of 24 I didn't really believe that this so-called "security" was anything more than political theater. It didn't bother me though because,

1 - I didn't really feel that a terrorist attack was imminent, and,

2 - I was being paid $5.00 an hour to participate in this charade.

So I just kept reading.

Then this young kid came wandering by on the other side of the fence and we had a short conversation.

The first thing I noticed was he had an English accent.

"Are you from England?" I asked.

"No, I am from South Africa."

I had an immediate gut reaction. I felt so sorry for this kid.

There he was, polite as hell, in his clean clothes and short pants, innocent white face, and my instant gut reaction was, "Oh my. This poor kid has a target on his back."

At the time, and still, I knew zilch about South African politics and history. All I was going on was something the saintly Pierre Trudeau had said about Canada being too decent to accept white refugees from South Africa in the event of a rebellion. (And the stuff I was reading in Ayn Rand's book.)

It occurred to me that a similar standard might be applied to me if, as a Canadian, I were to apply for refugee status in a foreign country, only to be turned down because of the policies of Trudeau.

So I was looking at this innocent kid and thinking, "If the shit hits the fan in your country, my asshole of a Prime Minister would likely NOT allow you into this country as a refugee."

It was a sad moment for me, and one which I remember to this day.

Fast forward to today, and I am amazed at how relevant my initial gut feeling was about the likely future of that kid, given the dominant philosophy of our age. (Hmmm, Rand?)

And I am left wondering if the anointed younger Trudeau would agree with his father in denying refugee status to the "privileged" targets of any possible, or pending, genocide in South Africa.

And now I come across this interview with a South African politician who is waging his own campaign against "White Privilege."

He said, "There is no call for the slaughtering of white people, for now. Of course, I can't tell the future. I'm not a profit."

I clipped that part from the full interview, which you can watch here,

Update: Oh my. I was just reviewing my blog entry and what do I discover at 5:02 A.M. on May 27, 2017?

The video won't play. The message is, "This video is unavailable."

Go figger.

Doesn't it strike you as a little bit odd, that almost immediately after I posted my blog, the interview with Julius was suddenly removed?

Don't worry though. If you really want to see the interview from which this clip was taken, I have downloaded a copy to my own computer. Of course, I had to, in order to extract the clip I published on my own channel.... for as long as it lasts.

My interest in the topic was sparked by this discussion of South African history and politics between Stefan Molyneux and Simon Roche,

Also of interest is this documentary of the Boer War.

At the time, I figured that kid might have been about ten years old. That would make him about fifty years old today.

And I wonder if that kid and his family saw the writing on the wall and got the hell out of there.

This just in:

Students demand firing of college professor who objected to event that kicks white people off campus

Why Leftists Submit to Terror

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Staggering Hypocrisy of Politicians

"“These are all people who are loved,” she said. “These are brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, and I think this is a staggering loss of life of a preventable cause.”

This from an article on the Toronto Star website.

It's typical of the left-wing, crypto-communist, virtue-signaling, and downright bullshit crud that emanates from that disgusting rag on a regular basis.

The reason I selected that quote was because of the irony of the suggestion that all of these unfortunate victims of human mortality seem to have received no help from the people who supposedly "loved" them.

And since the people who supposedly loved them had done nothing to stave off the "preventable" cause of death, it is a failure of "all of us," according to City Councilor Joe Cressy (Trinity-Spadina).

That's you and me. We are guilty of the deaths of 27 homeless people, and we didn't even know it. For similar reasons, many of us are also guilty of benefiting from "White Privilege," even though we didn't know that either(!)

Don't you just love it when a politician, who's job is basically to sit on his ass and opine about how he and his colleagues should spend other people's money, uses the word, "US," when what he really means is "YOU," the taxpayer?

Here's my advice to Councilor Cressy.

If you REALLY feel responsible for the deaths of homeless people, as an individual rather than one who prefers to hide behind the relative comfort, and lack of tangible commitment, that is afforded by blending one's own degree of devotion into the collective, "US," I recommend you pick up a hammer and some boards and start building houses for these people.

Anything less than that is just just meaningless virtue signaling.

Anything more than that?

Don't expect it from a politician.

And this just in from the City of Hamilton. Local politicians who sit on their asses and wag their tongues for a living are now talking about spending money, which is NOT their own money, on providing free air conditioners to poor people. Isn't that big of them?

27 homeless deaths in Toronto in just three months

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Finally, someone other than me is questioning the safety of Uber's distractive technology.

Evidence of the thing I have been warning politicians about since at least July 23, 2016 on video, and at least, since one of Hamilton's local taxi firms decided to adopt computerized dispatch technologies in 2008 during my first meeting with Hamilton's Taxi Advisory Committee, is finally starting to garner headlines.

Computer dispatch for cabs is dangerous, for many of the same reasons cell phone use while driving is dangerous.

Mobile Data Terminals, whether deployed on tablets by Taxi Company A, or smartphones by taxi company Uber, are DISTRACTIVE and, thus DANGEROUS.

I tried to warn the politicians with some YouTube videos.

Like this one....

And this one

In the faint hope, that all of their phony declarations about "safety" had the slightest grounding in fact. Of course, I knew all along that "safety" was the last thing on the minds of the politicians and their bureaucratic underlings. The primary factor in determining whether to grant Uber it's desired exemptions from existing taxi regulations was politics.

Safety was the last thing on any politician's mind.

Political hypocrisy is enough to make a decent person sick to the stomach.

Now read this:

After much probing, it has now been established that Uber’s drivers cannot respond to the app - for instance, to confirm they have accepted a booking - without using their hands. The European Transport Safety Council’s “Making Taxis Safer” report spells it out: “Ideally taxi drivers should receive information on their next client order with the minimum amount of distraction using hands-free communication and not via a hand-held mobile phone”. -- source.

By the way, it ain't about "using their hands." And it is more than misleading to focus on the hands while ignoring the simultaneous necessity of using the eyes. Unless it's to press a button on a microphone, which requires zero visual involvement. I drove a cab for decades using two-way radio taxi technology, and yes, you needed to pick up the mike from time to time to give a location and say the word, "Roger." While this was going on, all of the relevant taxi information was derived by using one's ears. The eyes were reserved for driving.

The truth of the matter is, politicians don't really give a shit about you or me. And they sure as hell don't give a shit about safety.

'Hard-to-beat' distracted driving tickets shock drivers who think they're safe at a stop

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Uber gradually cementing its cronyist reach.

"Cronyist" may not be a real word, but I think most people understand what I mean.

Uber would have been nothing more than one of many taxicab dispatch software vendors if not for the massive fault lines created by government regulation of taxicabs in the first place. Those regulations erected structures that were highly vulnerable to political caprice. As some of Hamilton's taxi regulators warned those who relied upon their taxi licenses for old-age pension incomes, "Everything you have worked for can be wiped out at the stroke of a pen."

That deadly stroke finally came when a cash-laden U.S. corporation with oodles of political influence [1],[2],[3],[4], in mad pursuit of yield for its investors, decided to exsanguinate the global taxi industry.

In Hamilton, majority of city councilors didn't bat an eye when they voted to wipe out hundreds of local taxi license owners in order to appease a foreign corporation.

Here is yet another example of Uber colluding with a willing local government in order to enrich its investors.

I missed this report when it came out. (April 3)

"The town of Innisfil is partnering with Uber."

So much for Uber being all about free enterprise. In Innisfil, taxpayers will be subsidizing Uber's profits.

Uber's MO reminds me of certain creatures found in nature:

10 deadly parasites

A few views of crony capitalism:

Back in the 1970's a small group of us became very enthusiastic about drinking wine, smoking herb, listening to music, and playing games of strategy.

One of our favorite games was "Diplomacy."

It was unlike any other game I had ever played, except for chess.

But chess relied almost entirely upon applying a certain mathematical logic, whereas Diplomacy required certain other disciplines, like negotiation, psychology, manipulation, calculation, and outright mendacity.

Chess was like free markets. The rules were well understood, and, though there could be surprises that could result in instant wins, or losses, the fairness of the outcome was rarely questioned.

Diplomacy, on the other hand, was all about politics and mixed economies. Lies could be told with impunity, and promises could be repeatedly broken, as in the real world. The winner would be the one who was most adept at employing the right combination of strategy, dishonesty, sociopathy (it was just a game,) and psychology.

I have to admit, on occasion, I rather enjoyed the use of psychology. Psychological skills allowed you to pretend you were friends with someone, while fucking him up the ass, without him ever catching on. Kind of like the way Uber/government collusion has boned the taxi industry.

It just occurred to me that the hours I spent in my 20's playing Diplomacy provided me with with valuable insights that I carried with me throughout my life, and that gave me the skills required to see most politicians for who they really are.

For anyone that has never played Diplomacy, I highly recommend you try it.

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haha. Now this!

"An Uber spokesman told The Information: "We recognize we need to improve our relationship with drivers and their experience using Uber. We're working on a range of improvements across our products, our policies, our customer support and how we communicate.""

After all of the BULLSHIT we had to listen to from Uber shills, like Tim Hudak and his poster girl granny, Esther Nerling, about making money from assets you already own, and funding your grand-daughter's university education in Sweden, we were supposed to expect that every wanna-be cab driver who couldn't be bothered with getting a cab license, would be able to circumvent the evil "taxi cartels" and rake in the cash. All they had to do was "tap an app" and the joys of being pioneers in the phony "sharing economy" would come their way.

And the fucking horseshit we had to suffer from the mouths of slimy politicians parroting the "new technology" and "Uber is here to stay," mantras, as if the taxi business were a new idea. (In some ways, I am convinced, from a lifetime of observation, that most politicians are so fucking clueless, that they actually DO believe that taxi transport is a brand new idea.)

The reality finally begins to hit home.

"Only 4% of Uber drivers remain on the platform a year later, says report"

No wonder we see so many, MADD Canada-endorsed, Uber drivers performing amazing circus stunts on city streets, like sudden turns from the wrong lanes, and driving the wrong fucking way up one-way streets.

Yep. These ignorant politicians really know what they are doing. No wonder they think think they can legislate the Earth's climate.

Without Liberty, the Brain is a Dungeon

We should all be aware by now of the dirty tricks Facebook has been using for years now, to stifle certain opinions and information....