Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Torture more effective than waterboarding (or, Why Idols should be banned!)

There are many liberals, and neo-liberals, that want waterboarding of the enemy to be stopped as a method of interrogation because it is too hard on the enemy! Well, what about the unsuspecting TV watchers that must endure this? Maybe this is an alternative as a method of interrogation!


BAN IDOLS!


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Times Live poll essentially misleading

As polls go, the Times Live latest poll is as misleading as most polls normally are. The poll wants to know who you will vote for as president of South Africa. They only have 3 clowns choices in their poll:

  1. Jacob Zuma
  2. Zwelinzima Vavi
  3. Julius Malema
All that this poll will establish is which one of these is most liked by people, clearly not who they would prefer to be president.

It is like asking, Which one do you prefer?:
  1. Satan
  2. The beast of revelation
  3. The false prophet
We do not want, or prefer, any of those that the Times Live put in their poll!

The Times Live poll should have included another option: "None of these clowns."

Simple!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

South African black taxi driver kills 9 school children

9 school children died when this taxi was hit by train
A mom's last words to her child was, "I love you. And be nice to the taxi driver," before a black taxi driver killed 9 school children when he drove his taxi in front of an oncoming train.

According to the News24 article,
"the taxi driver raced, on the wrong side of the road, past a string of cars which had already stopped at the train crossing between the Blackheath and Melton Rose stations.

"The booms at the train crossing in Buttskop Street, Blackheath, had already been lowered to prevent motorists from driving accross[sic] the train tracks."

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Life means nothing in South Africa

Are you next?
Here are just a few stories of murderous crime committed in South Africa over the last few days:

Dad killed in garage heist
Gran, four kids hacked to death
Dad takes bullet for his kids
Bloem businessman shot dead

This is not the country that celebrated the FIFA 2010 World Cup just more than a month ago!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Strikes in South Africa show the heart of a brutal nation

In a previous post on the strikes in South Africa I wrote:

Image courtesy of News24
"Striking in this country is never just a matter of downing tools. It inevitably leads to violence, intimidation, destruction and in several cases, death! This is a culture that the ANC bred under the previous government, and has lost control of since they took over the South African government."
These strikes show the heart of a nation that is brutal, a nation with demands that show no sympathy for those that are truly in need. It is a nation that truly shows no love for its fellow citizens that are in dire need and in some cases dying. This is a nation where the plight of the poor fall on deaf ears and promises of help are just that, promises! It is a nation where promises lead to votes, as in the case of the ANC, but where the promises lead nowhere!

This is a nation where a man in desperate need of an arm saving operation after his hand had been cut off, is turned away from 2 hospitals by strikers who have no sympathy for those in real need.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

South Africa just can't shake its two and a half world image

The ANC dug its own grave

South Africa's public service has ground to a halt due to strikes across all public service centers. Of course, striking is nothing new in South Africa, and it is a method that was used very effectively by the ANC before the 1994 elections. Now, the chickens have come home to roost, and the ANC has to deal with the very problems that they used to create for the previously 'white' government.

Striking in this country is never just a matter of downing tools. It inevitably leads to violence, intimidation, destruction and in several cases, death! This is a culture that the ANC bred under the previous government, and has lost control of since they took over the South African government.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back from world cup euphoria, South Africa returns to its old self!

South African flag at the #wc2010 fanpark in Centurion after ... on Twitpic
Euphoria as South Africa beat France 2-1
After the euphoria of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, it seems that everything has returned to normal in the country. All over the country, right through the duration of the world cup, there were flags on cars and on the fences of many homes.

The world cup made us think that we could conquer the world, that nothing was too difficult for us. However, that feeling soon came to an end after all the world cup touring visitors had left.

South Africa is not just a multi-racial country, but also a country of many worlds. It has the world of the mega-rich, those from black and white communities. Then there is the world of the destitutely poor, from black and white communities.

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