Monday, December 17, 2012

The Battle of Blood River - 16 December 1838

"Here we stand before the holy God of heaven and earth, to make a vow to Him that, if He will protect us and give our enemy into our hand, we shall keep this day and date every year as a day of thanksgiving like a sabbath, and that we shall erect a house to His honour wherever it should please Him, and that we also will tell our children that they should share in that with us in memory for future generations. For the honour of His name will be glorified by giving Him the fame and honour for the victory." 

Blood River Memorial

This battle was fought between 470 Boer Voortrekkers and an estimated 10,000–15,000 Zulu warriors on the bank of the Ncome River on 16 December 1838, South Africa. Casualties amounted to three thousand of Zulu King Dingane's soldiers dead, including two Zulu princes. Three Voortrekkers members were lightly wounded.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Four weeks in Euope 2012

Paris - Arc de Triomphe

Paris - Tour d'Eiffel

Paris - Louvre

Paris - Louvre - Aristide Maillol - Mountain

Paris - Louvre - Aristide Maillol - Les 3 nymphes

Paris - View from Sacre Coeur

Paris - Musee de Rodin 

 Paris - Musee de Rodin -The Burghers of Calais
Provence - Moustiers Ste Marie

Provence - La chapelle Notre Dame de Beauvoir, Moustiers Ste Marie

Cote d'Azur - Cannes

Roma - The Spanish steps

Roma - The Pantheon

Roma - The Pantheon

Roma - Trevi Fountain

Roma - The Colliseum

Roma - The Colliseum

Roma - Basilica
Amalfi Coast - Praiano

Amalfi Coast - View towards Positano
Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast - Amalfi Harbour

Amalfi Coast - Amalfi

Amalfi Coast - Detail of Church in Amalfi

Amalfi Coast - Positano

Amalfi Coast - Positano

Amalfi Coast - Positano

Bay of Naples - Sorrento

Bay of Naples - Sorrento

Bay of Naples - Sorrento

Bay of Naples - Sorrento

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast - Praiano

Amalfi Coast - Praiano

Amalfi Coast - Praiano

Basilicata - Corleto Perticara
Basilicata - Corleto Perticara - where it all began

Basilicata - Corleto Perticara

Basilicata - Corleto Perticara

Basilicata - Corleto Perticara - artwork in the local

Basilicata - Corleto Perticara - the filling station

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It is not about Loughner or Palin, its about the Republic

Think back to the 2008 elections. How did Barack Obama, almost a complete unknown, become suddenly elevated to such a position that he could win the Presidency? The mainstream media and the political forces that underwrite Obama worked together and he was elected. A far left socialist mentored by extremists and with a political viewpoint that confronted the idea of American exceptionalism was made President. It was clear to any objective observer that Obama was elected by cultural Marxists to take America down the same road as Europe.

The realisation that Obama was leading an attack on America from within, and that the mainstream media were his troopers, led to the growth of counter forces. First of all, it was recognised that an objective and informative mainstream media no longer existed. It was gone and in its place was a leftist propaganda machine. The forces that arose to counter this perversion of democracy were the internet, talk radio and FOX News cable television. Most important of all, we got the Tea Party, a spontaneous uprising of Constitutional government mainstream Americans. These were the conduits for ideas the left would not otherwise allow into the mainstream.

These ideas were aimed at retaining and reinforcing America’s exceptionalism. They included a return to the importance of Constitutional governance. They emphasized the importance of the Republic. All ideas that run strictly counter to Barack Obama’s ideas for America to become just another social democracy in a UN controlled world. The people who spoke about these things were (among others) Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.

The left seethed. There had to be a way for them to silence this strong opposition. To maintain and expand their otherwise complete control of the political debate. The success of the Obama plan, the conversion of the US from a Republic into a European style social democracy, depended upon it. The prize was slipping away.

A madman with a gun killed six people and injured 12 others in Arizona. The leftist propaganda machine leapt to use the event to attack the forces that threaten their control. The same forces that brought Obama from relative obscurity to US President now conspired and acted to bring down those who had become a serious impediment to their plans. The leftist power bloc of Democrats and media blamed Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and the Tea Partiers.

This is not about Jared Loughner or Sarah Palin anymore. This is a naked display of hostility towards America by traitors who have conspired to destroy the Republic from within. Recent widespread attacks on the Constitution have confirmed it. These traitors are asking that “the violent rhetoric” be stopped. There never was any violent rhetoric, except from them. Especially when they try to smear Conservatives as accessories to murder.

Roger Ailles (FOX News owner) asked that his presenters tone down the rhetoric. He’s wrong. Completely wrong. Because he is allowing traitors to frame the debate. The truth is there needs to be much more said and its needs to be said louder and it needs to be directed at those who are leading the campaign to close down political debate in order to destroy the Republic.

Wake up America. You are being defeated from within. Never has there been a more naked display of treason and treachery as the latest attacks on freedom of political expression and pro-Constitutional forces. You are on the cusp of losing your Republic. If you do not strongly confront the left right now, then you will loose it.

It is not time for toning anything down. It is time to speak louder and stronger and to step up to the plate and take your country back from a fifth column of traitors and treasonists who have converted the mainstream media and the Democrat Party into an insidious un-American force for evil. You absolutely must repel this force if you wish to retain your Republic. Do not under any circumstances, tone down your resistance. Rather, you must redouble your efforts.

By Redbaiter at TrueblueNZ

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

For the Gantt Guy angel of devine beauty.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gratuitous Totty

Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt.

R44bn disappears

Three of the country's provincial education departments cannot explain what they did with more than R44-billion allocated to them in the past financial year.

Most of the Education budget, R123bn, is allocated to the 9 provinces. The office of the Auditor General has stated that, of the nine, only three of the country's provincial education departments were given clean audits for the 2009-2010 financial year.

That R44bn could buy a lot of health care, housing and infrastructure maintenance and development.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

South Africa 100 years old

On 31st May 1910 the Union of South Africa came into existence.

In the aftermath of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), Britain annexed the South African Republic and the Orange Free State, two hitherto independent Afrikaner Republics, and renamed them the Transvaal Colony and the Orange River Colony respectively. They were added to Britain's existing South African territories, the Cape Colony and Colony of Natal.

The Union of these British Colonies was the result of nine years of negotiations and represented a great victory for peacemaking following the destructive and bitter war. This Union was created by the passage of The South Africa Act of 1909 by the British Parliament. A bicameral parliament was created, consisting of a House of Assembly and Senate, and its members were elected mostly by the country's white minority.

This Act, which essentially brought into being the South African state as it is known today, served as the South African constitution until 1961, when South Africa became a Republic and left the Commonwealth. The basic structure of the 1909 Act continued to live on in its replacement, the Republic of South Africa Constitution Act (1961).

This was again replaced by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act (1983) in which a tricameral Paliament was constituted, essentially done to give the Indian and Coloured (mixed race) population the vote. The Black population were to exercise their vote through independent Black States created on a tribal basis.

Following the unbanning of the ANC and the PAC, and the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990, in a referendum held on March 17, 1992 the white electorate voted 68% in favour of dismantling apartheid through negotiations.

After protracted negotiations under the auspices of the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA), a draft contitution appeared on 26 July 1993, containing concessions towards all sides: a federal system of regional legislaturs, equal voting-rights regardless of race, and a bicameral legislature. In April 1994 the South African population voted in the first universal sufferage general election.

In 1996, after considerable debate, and following submissions from advocacy groups, individuals and ordinary citizens, the Parliament enacted a new Constitution and a Bill of Rights.