I FORGET WHERE

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I READ IT …

A quote from an RN submariner —

“…and there I was, Kirov square in my sights … with sonar that ensonifies the entire ocean but never tells its operators a thing!” etc etc.

So?

SO READ ON, AND

make your own connections.

The Brits have just taken delivery of their lovely new aircraft carrier. Two such when the dust and feathers have settled. I’m quite impressed.

BUT

being in no position to form judgement I’m still allowed unfounded ‘gut feeling’ feelings of misgivings.

POSSIBLY GERMANE

I seem to recall that on two different occasions Chinese submarines popped up unexpectedly in the middle of US carrier fleets. Possibly a variation on the old “Oops, I think I’m a bit lost, can you show me where I am on the map, please?”

I ALSO READ

that the Yanks borrowed a Swedish submarine with crew for some exercises and the (Gotland class?) submarine made a mockery of their defences—


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I looked it up and will re-read the article. (Could even be tail-tweaking by some prankish blogger.)

Pretty little thing.

Cute—

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—but enough admiring, let’s move to my point:

Floating airfields are all very well and good for projecting power against some inoffensive little oik who can’t fight back. Vietcong chappies shivering under trees being pounded by naval Phantoms dropping napalm all over them … ideal, no?

BUT WHAT IF

the oik has Gotlands or something comparable, in the right place at the right time?

Ouch.

I’M NO BEAN COUNTER

but I imagine that one could get half a dozen subs for the cost of one seagoing metropolis.

But there is a drawback—a lovely big freshly washed and brushed super-carrier coming in shows an awesome amount of flag compared to any number of submerged submarines ‘out there somewhere‘.

BETTER MINDS THAN MINE

rightly or wrongly voted ‘big and visible is better’.

Hence the new QE—

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I GUESS

that one day we may get to find out. I hope not.

Personally I’d vote submarine—but then, I don’t have to live in the blasted things …

 

 

… although living in the other things could get a bit unpleasant too. Bugger, it’s a tough call.

But I still vote submarine … unless, of course, you actually can protect your investment in many acres of steel.

 

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DAMMIT

I OBJECT~!baaabs

First quote—

“Another week, another spate of barmy campus bans and ‘safe space’ shenanigans by a new breed of hyper–sensitive censorious youth. At Oxford University, law students are now officially notified when the content of a lecture might upset them …  It all seems beyond parody.”

to read from source:   CLICK HERE**

YOU MAY BE WONDERING

why? Simple: the upcoming generation is being programmed.

Programmed, not educated. I believe it was Lenin who coined and initiated ‘Political Correctness’ (and he was very good at it*).

INFORMATION

is Power. Hee Hoo controls information rocks the cradle and controls the world.

THE ANSWER

is teach the young to think. As in ‘use of reason’. Ain’t gonna happen though. So eventually the few will be the whistles that control the dogs that control the sheep.

AS A

conspiracy theorist I see the hand of the Hydra in everything—

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coming soon, if not already:  enjoy~!

Health-and-safety mania means the young are denied resilience-building freedoms that past generations enjoyed, such as playing outdoors, climbing trees and walking to school unaided. Modern mollycoddling means that pupils have been prevented from engaging in activities such as leapfrog, marbles and conkers … Last week, a headmistress in Dundee suggested changing the colour of her school’s red uniform because ‘some research indicates that it can increase heart and breathing rates’

You couldn’t make this stuff up and sell it as fiction.

Fiction has to make sense.

And this stuff is becoming law—

Anti-bullying policies are a statutory obligation in schools and children are subjected to an endless stream of anti-bullying assemblies, activities, books, dramas and stories of celebrity victims. This propaganda encourages children to examine all their interactions through the prism of bullying …

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QUERY:

“Mr Argus … Sir?”

“Yes, little Virginia?”

“I sense a non-PC remark coming?”

“Not at all, beloved sensitive sweet child. Don’t you fret, just pop along to your safety rug on your safety-zone stool in your insulated Safety Room and don’t you worry your purty lil’ head none …”

Now, where were we? Oh yes—

QUERY

Education (in New Zealand) seems to be becoming more and more the domain of Women. Wimmin. At the risk of being savaged by shrieking harridans, or worse, their subjects …

is this a universal, or limited only to the west?

Are we beginning to reap what we sow? Horrible thought …

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*   Look at what happened to Russia when the unthinking masses took Lenin seriously …

** But be warned, not for the squeamish (and consumption may make you unwell)

HEY YOU—

SNOWFLAKE! pc

And your ‘educators’ …

WHILST RABBITING

through some old newspaper cuttings this afternoon I happened across an article from the ‘New Zealand Herald’ dated March 1988.

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“Personal self-esteem is the starting point for a healthy community,” the race relations conciliator, Mr Walter Hirsh, said … 

“The most important thing our schools can give our children is not an A bursary or five A grades in School Certificate, but an A in self-esteem …”

I DISAGREE

and posit that the most important thing schools can give children is an education. The last thing schools should give a child is a qualification. Qualifications should be earned, not given (such freebies are worth only the price paid).

AND

nobody can ‘give’ self-esteem. Genuine self-esteem is a byproduct of accomplishment, and such self-esteem comes from the overcoming of challenge on an individual level.

FOR MYSELF

I would hate to see (say) mathematics classes lose place to ‘self-esteem’ classes wherein the students sit in circles patting each other, for certificates.

But I suspect that this is what has given birth to the

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generation. I could be wrong and await rebuttal.

Snowflake~?


The term has undergone a curious journey to become the most combustible insult of 2016. It emerged a few years ago on American campuses as a means of criticising the hypersensitivity of a younger generation, where it was tangled up in the debate over safe spaces and no platforming. A much-memed line from Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club expresses a very early version of the sentiment in 1996: “You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same organic and decaying matter as everyone else.”

to read more:  CLICK HERE (and beware of naughty words)


 

Post Script:

Before posting, I happened across this erudite definition—

 

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—make of it what you may.

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SATORI~!

that moment of enlightenment, the breakthrough. It comes suddenly, and often when least expected.

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a mini-satori.

Almost ashamed to admit in mixed company that I am a (SFX: insert a ‘Hoooooickkkkk … SPIT~!’ here please) damned Conspiracy Theorist (CT) because of their use of the term ‘reptilian’ … but first, here’s a wee image for you—

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—one that denigrates my cause rather than enhances. Fanciful? Read on …

It illustrates one of the reasons I detest being typecast. I am an individual and dislike being lumped in with the other nutters (one of the symptoms of other nuttery being their usage of the word ‘reptilian’) (see image, above).

I find it hard to believe that citizens of the planet Zork (why are they always given names like Zork?) are here with snakey visages concealed behind peel-off faces.

THEN IN A MOMENT

of Dog-given rapture I had a Satori—the entire universe went ‘CLICK!’ (or was it clunk? Squelch?) and high-school botany sprang to mind.

I WAS TAUGHT

that our human brain comprises of all sorts of lobes, synapses, sub brains and various wriggly bits. All good clean fun … and we have primarily the mammalian brain that makes us what we are (civilised? Oops) and (you’ll love this!) a more ancient ‘reptilian’ brain.

Well now.

And the reptilian brain is a lot more primitive, being unconcerned with such niceties as sharing and compassion. Apparently the reptile thinks only of self—and is totally focussed on that.

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Anyone we know?

So I can say with a clear conscience that effectively all politicians and religious leaders are Reptilians. No need for peel-off faces with snakey good looks beneath—and it all comes together nicely. Took me a long time, I must be getting old …

cerberus-2Now go look up the derivation and meaning of the word ‘persona’ … I shan’t wait. (I have a skin to shed …)

THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH

pcyielding place to new …

It sure does, Bub—

—and coming soon to your country near you. Enjoy~! (Just 5 and a bit minutes.)

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER

that

YOU

voted for them.

“But,” I hear you squawk, “but I did the very best I could with what I’ve got!”

Fair enough too, so your conscience is clear, no?

Mine isn’t.

I chose the easy way—to post an occasional slightly critical obscure unnoticed little blog with wee saccharine updates now and then. A bit (okay, a lot) like those academics in England writing about the first blasted cuckoos of springtime when Hitler was rampaging across Europe—

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, little Virginia?

“Sir—you’re validated Godwin’s Law again.”

“Shush, Child. No-one will ever notice …”

—when I should be storming the doors of Parliament with an electric cattle prod in one hand and a written-in-words-of no-more-than two-syllables definition of Fourth Generation Warfare in the other.

AND TO CLOSE

if you got this far without watching the less than six minutes video above, here it is again, only this time invest those few blasted minutes dammit—

—or not. But whatever happens to you, your families, downlines, children, shopping malls, pork roasts, pet dogs, tax dollars in future—

DON’T BLAME ME

—and if you are kept awake by the sound of hundreds of thousands of dead soldiers spinning in their graves … what the hell, don’t fret—they’re all ancient history.

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EDL?

EDL who? 

A BUNCHA LOW-LIFE THUGS dragons17

in ‘once-Great’ Britain.

Or are they (the EDLs) actually practical idealists?

THROUGHOUT HISTORY

People have sought and fought to impose their will on others. This is the way of it. Dupes are the tools they use, psychology is their weapon of choice—words spoken are twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools* .

THROUGHOUT HISTORY

some few people have actually resisted—attempting to retain their own cherished beliefs (and ‘uncivilised’ way of life). This too is the way of it—hence the English Defence League. A bunch making no bones about their opposition to the takeover of Britain by WOGs. (Nothing pejorative here, Snowflake—WOG is simply an acronym for ‘Word Of God’**.)

MYSELF?

I stand very firmly for Freedom. (You know, all that obsolete rubbish about Free Speech, Open Debate and stuff—old fashioned garbage like that.) Which also has to mean: Let the WOGs speak. No?

Of course yes.

But—

WILL THE WOGs

let anyone else speak? Oops …

But yes, they do, and will, willingly and cheerfully—when they don’t hold the reins of power.

TRY THIS ON, SNOWFLAKE

the word kuffar is a pejorative term used by Islamic WOGs to insultingly describe non-Islamics. It does not equate to the Christian or agnostic’s usage of the word ‘atheist’ or ‘agnostic’.

So some quotes for you, a product of modern education plus a much(!) lengthier one from an apparently Islamic site. (Neither edited by me.)

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Wait, it gets better—

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Being friends with the kuffar

Question :

In the Quraan, it says that we can not take the Kuffaar as awliyaa, but what does that mean? I mean, to what degree? Can we do business with them still? If I’m at school, can we play basketball with them? Can we talk to them about basketball and stuff? Can we hang out with them as long as they keep their beliefs to themselves? The reason I ask is because someone I know does hang out with them in this way and it doesn’t affect his beliefs, but I still tell him, “Why don’t you hang out with the muslims instead?” He says that most or many of the Muslims drink and take drugs where they hang out and they have girlfriends and he’s afraid that the sins of the Muslims will lure him, yet he’s sure that the Kufr of the Kaafirs will not lure him because that’s something that isn’t attractive to him. So is hanging out with them, playing sports with them, and talking with them about sports considered as “taking them as awliyaa instead of the believers” keeping in mind that he is doing that for his own eemaan?.

Answer :

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly:

Allaah has forbidden the believers to take the kaafireen (disbelievers) as friends, and He has issued a stern warning against doing that.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyaa’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Awliyaa’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them (as Awliyaa’), then surely, he is one of them. Verily, Allaah guides not those people who are the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust)”

[al-Maa’idah 5:51]

Shaykh al-Shanqeeti (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

In this verse Allaah tells us that whoever takes the Jews and Christians as friends is one of them because of his taking them as friends. Elsewhere Allaah states that taking them as friends incurs the wrath of Allaah and His eternal punishment, and that if the one who takes them as friends was a true believer he would not have taken them as friends. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“You see many of them taking the disbelievers as their Awliyaa’ (protectors and helpers). Evil indeed is that which their ownselves have sent forward before them; for that (reason) Allaah’s Wrath fell upon them, and in torment they will abide.

81. And had they believed in Allaah, and in the Prophet (Muhammad) and in what has been revealed to him, never would they have taken them (the disbelievers) as Awliyaa’ (protectors and helpers); but many of them are the Faasiqoon (rebellious, disobedient to Allaah)”

[al-Maa’idah 5:80-81]

Elsewhere Allaah forbids taking them as friends and explains the reason for that, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Take not as friends the people who incurred the Wrath of Allaah (i.e. the Jews). Surely, they have despaired of (receiving any good in) the Hereafter, just as the disbelievers have despaired of those (buried) in graves (that they will not be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection)”

[al-Mumtahanah 60:13]

In another verse Allaah explains that this is so long as they are not taken as friends because of fear or taqiyah (i.e., being friendly with them in order to avoid harm); if that is the case then the one who does that is excused. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Awliyaa’ (supporters, helpers) instead of the believers, and whoever does that, will never be helped by Allaah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them”

[Aal ‘Imraan 3:28]

This verse explains all the verses quoted above which forbid taking the kaafirs as friends in general terms. What that refers to is in cases where one has a choice, but in cases of fear and taqiyah it is permissible to make friends with them, as much as is essential to protect oneself against their evil. That is subject to the condition that one’s faith should not be affected by that friendship and the one who is behaves in that manner out of necessity is not one who behaves in that manner out of choice.

It may be understood from the apparent meaning of these verses that the one who deliberately takes the kuffaar as friends by choice and because he likes them, is one of them. End quote.

Adwa’ al-Bayaan, 2/98,99

One of the forms of making friends with the kaafirs which is forbidden is taking them as friends and companions, mixing with them and eating and playing with them.

In the answer to question no. 10342 we have quoted Shaykh Ibn Baaz as saying:

Eating with a kaafir is not haraam if it is necessary to do so, or if that serves some shar’i interest. But they should not be taken as friends, so you should not eat with them for no shar’i reason or for no shar’i purpose. You should not sit and chat with them and laugh with them. But if there is a reason to do so, such as eating with a guest, or to invite them to Islam or to guide them to the truth, or for some other shar’i reason, then it is OK.

The fact that the food of the People of the Book is halaal for us does not mean that we may take them as friends and companions. It does not mean that we may eat and drink with them for no reason and for no shar’i purpose.

Shaykh Muhammad al-Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on mixing with the kuffaar and treating them kindly hoping that they will become Muslim. He replied:

Undoubtedly the Muslim is obliged to hate the enemies of Allaah and to disavow them, because this is the way of the Messengers and their followers. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibraaheem (Abraham) and those with him, when they said to their people: ‘Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allaah, we have rejected you, and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred for ever until you believe in Allaah Alone’”

[al-Mumtahanah 60:4]

“You (O Muhammad) will not find any people who believe in Allaah and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allaah and His Messenger (Muhammad), even though they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred (people). For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with Rooh (proofs, light and true guidance) from Himself”

[al-Mujaadilah 58:22]

Based on this, it is not permissible for a Muslim to feel any love in his heart towards the enemies of Allaah who are in fact his enemies too. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth”

[al-Mumtahanah 60:1]

But if a Muslim treats them with kindness and gentleness in the hope that they will become Muslim and will believe, there is nothing wrong with that, because it comes under the heading of opening their hearts to Islam. But if he despairs of them becoming Muslim, then he should treat them accordingly. This is something that is discussed in detail by the scholars, especially in the book Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah by Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him).

Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 3, question no. 389.

Secondly:

With regard to what this person says about not mixing with sinful Muslims for fear that he may be tempted by their sins, but the kufr of the kuffaar does not tempt him, the answer to that is:

As for not mixing with Muslims who commit sin, he is doing well thereby, if he is not able to advise them and forbid them to do evil, and he fears that he may fall into the same sins and think it is something good.

With regard to mixing with the kuffaar, the reason why mixing with the kuffaar is not allowed is not only the fear that one may fall into kufr, rather the main reason for this ruling is their enmity towards Allaah and His Messenger and the believers. Allaah has indicated this reason in the verse where He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism, this Qur’aan, and Muhammad), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad) and yourselves (from your homeland) because you believe in Allaah your Lord”

[al-Mumtahanah 60:1]

So how can it be appropriate for a Muslim to keep company with the enemy of Allaah and his enemy, and make friends with him?

How can he be certain that he will not start to think of their ways as good? Many Muslims have fallen into kufr and heresy and have apostatized from Islam because of keeping company with the kuffaar and living in their countries. Some of them have become Jews and some have become Christians, and some have embraced atheistic philosophies.

We ask Allaah to make us steadfast in following His religion.

See also the answer to question no. 2179, which explains the important principle of the prohibition on taking the kuffaar as close friends. It also describes many forms of the kinds of friendship that are forbidden.

In the answer to question no. 43270 you will find the ruling on saying that the morals and manners of the kuffaar are better than those of the Muslims, and there is a quotation from Shaykh Ibn Baaz on the prohibition on saying such a thing.

In the answer to question no. 26118 and 23325 it is stated that it is forbidden to keep company with the kuffaar and make friends with them.

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I opened with a reference to the English Defence League. Rather than a buncha low-lifes I think they are actually people genuinely concerned about their children being forced to become Muslims. I could be wrong …

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*     Redundant—fools often trap themselves.

**  WOGs come in many flavours but all have one major thing in common—each is the unique divinely revealed Word Of God (all others being pretenders).

 

A QUOTE

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THIS TIME

and make of it what you will. 

And yes, extrapolation is allowed (encouraged, actually).

Before most of the audience had arrived, I was checking the focus on the slides in my PowerPoint presentation prior to giving my talk and I put up on the screen an image which shows the Orion/Pyramids correlation and the Sphinx/Leo correlation at Giza in the epoch of 10,500 BC. Rightly and properly since the Orion correlation is Robert Bauval’s discovery I included a portrait of Robert Bauval in the slide. As soon as Zahi saw Robert’s image he became furiously angry, shouted at me, made insulting and demeaning comments about Robert, and told me that if I dared to mention a single word about Robert in my talk he would walk out and refuse to debate me.

This is a modern ‘scientist’ in frank and open debate? (No, I’m not referring to the gentle Mr Hancock —I mean the nice Mr Hawass.)

I explained that the alternative view of history that I was on stage to represent could not exclude the Orion correlation and therefore could not exclude Robert Bauval. At that, again shouting, Zahi marched out of the debating room. Frantic negotiations then took place off stage between the conference organisers and Zahi. Finally Zahi agreed to return and give his talk and answer questions from the audience, but he refused absolutely to hear or see my talk, or to engage in any debate with me. I therefore gave my talk to the audience without Zahi present (he sat in a room outside the conference hall while I spoke). When I had finished I answered questions from the audience. Then Zahi entered, gave his talk, answered questions from the audience and left.

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One of the few members of the audience who had arrived early did manage to record part of the scene of Zahi storming out of the conference room — see here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ziu2ygE_Wc

The whole illustrates the arrogant pignorance of the gentleman who had/has (?) his grip tightly around the neck of power at the actual site itself. Not good—but he would doubtlessly disagree; and I imagine that if I tried to debate the point would flounce petulantly out of the room with petticoats aflurry and spitting spiders in all directions.

 

For Source:  CLICK HERE

 

IT’S A ‘cultural’ thing?

So I (why always me?) must bend over backwards to accommodate such open-minded, well mannered, couth and cultured, scientifically inquisitive little oiks as  this nice man? (Unless I do I shan’t earn my Snowflake badge) (Bugger~!)

No, my apologies to any deserving sensitivities I may ruffle—this guy is often both desperate to be liked and desperate to appear unbiassed. But the mask drops easily to reveal the thug within (desperate thug, I must add). (Is he Islamic, by any chance—and thus entirely open to unchallenged debate?)

IF THE NICE MR HAWASS

represents the ‘scientific’ establishment of Egyptian studies and antiquities I think our world is a sorry place.

Perhaps he learned his objectivity—if not his manners—at the Adolf Hitler School of Fine Arts in Berlin (and is older than he claims).

But he has style—those ‘Indiana Jones’ hats  … ’nuff sed.

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For ol’ Zahi, the very antithesis of The Snowflake

* Yes, Little Ollivia … that was indeed sarcasm. Pure, unsubtle, unadulterated, and the quintessentially genuine article.