Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Andrei How on Earth did the 101st Airborne get on without Lt. Col. Sonya Cable?

I see Lynn "Buck" Compton has died - he was a good age - 90.

For those who don't know who Buck Compton was - as a young man he was a Lt in the 101st Airborne during the second World War. As an aside, later on, he was the prosecutor who put Sirhan Sirhan behind bars for the assassination of Bobby Kennedy.

As a young man he parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and into Holland as part of the ill fated Operation Market Garden. He also fought at Bastogne during the battle of the Bulge. His WW2 exploits are relatively well known, unlike those of thousands of others because they were documented in Stephen Ambrose's "Band of Brothers" which became a TV miniseries.

Be that as it may, the food in the Army of his time was notorious for being a bit rugged shall we say.

In these enlightened times building Soldiers takes special skills and the U.S. Army Soldier Fueling Initiative is under the command of one Lt. Col. Sonya Cable who wants to make sure that young soldiers eat their greens.

They have labeled all foods available in the mess as Red, Amber or Green depending on how bad they are. And the food is washed down with water from a hydration station which replaces soda machines in modern army messes.

They couldn't quite manage to take the red items off the menus, they tried but reality reared its ugly head.
"All the foods are labeled throughout the serving line so that our soldiers would be informed as to making choices related to their performance goals,” Cable said.

“I had some folks say to me, ‘Well, why on earth did you even include the red ones to begin with?’ Two reasons – one, we’ve got soldiers who have racehorse metabolisms that they needed every calorie I could get into them. And by taking off the ‘red’ we just found that we couldn’t get enough calories in them.”

The second reason for including “red” foods, Cable said, was “so they could learn what contributed positively and maybe what contributed negatively. Not to say that every food is bad, it’s just how they fit into your performance goals.”
Whatever they fed the boys back in the early 1940s, and I'm fairly sure it wasn't green salads, can't have done them too much harm, given the way they performed on the battlefield and the longevity of Buck Compton, Memory Eternal

Andrei Something is puzzling me

I have lived through a bit of history now.

There has never been a time in my life when there has not been a "trouble spot" somewhere in the world.

Right now the one exercising everybody's mind is Syria and the commentariat is calling for intervention.

And yet in 1991 when Iraq invaded Kuwait and intervening happened the very same commentariat was dead against it as it was when George W Bush toppled the late and unlamented Saddam Hussein.

Can anyone explain why when George W Bush intervened in Iraq the howls of outrage went up but now Obama isn't intervening in Syria a lot of the same people are saying he should be?

Could it be the a little matter of whether a "R" or a "D" follow their name makes all the difference in perspective?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Andrei Headline: Cossacks to Guard Churches Against Pussy Riot

The incident that prompted this response described in this headline can be seen here.

And the story to which it is attached is here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Andrei Pandering to the base

This will tickle the fancy of hard core National Supporters: New work rules for sole parents

The devil is in the details of course
New laws requiring beneficiaries with children to look for work will be introduced next month.
If work can't be found despite looking what then, my friends, what then?

This is a structural and cultural problem.

The solution does not lie in reforming the welfare system and never will. These efforts are just window dressing - which may at most inflict hardship on a few, to the joy no doubt of the usual suspects if they hear about it, but do not a thing to address the real underlying problems.

But the Government has neither the will nor the nous to really address what needs to be addressed.

Which is sad.

Andrei The Religion of the West

For nearly two millenia the Faith that sustained the West has been Christianity.
This Faith saw the rise of what was a backward part of the World to that of preeminence, not only in technology but also in the realm of human rights and respect for human dignity.

The West is now abandoning the Faith of its fathers, and replacing it with a new religion called Secular Humanism.

But as history tells us every time a Nation's leaders has turned against the Christian Faith that formed it disaster has surely followed.

Tell me I wrong - I dare you.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Andrei Is Liberalism a mental illness?

I like this picture - nobody is apologizing, nobody sees any need to apologize. Rather they are celebrating a great victory that saw an entire Japanese army destroyed in 1939.

Men celebrate victories and those who won them, surrender monkeys apologize to the enemy given any opportunity.

Andrei How leftist absurdities are forced upon us

A totally ridiculous, absurd and dangerous innovation is to be forced on unsuspecting population who know it is wrong - but if anyone speaks up they are polarizing the debate.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Andrei Did you hear the one about the Atheist, the Muslim, the Zombie Muhammad and the Judge

Goes like this - Halloween and the Atheist in his wisdom decides to dress up as a Muhammad who along with his mate dressed as the Pope go out on the town at the head of a procession of Zombies.

All very puerile.

So far so good and all is well until he comes across a Muslim.

Who beats the snot out of him.

Police get involved Muslim charged with assault bought to court where the charges are dismissed through lack of evidence and the Atheist given a dressing down by the judge

Andrei Question

If New Zealand's got talent why does the Taxpayer need to front up $1.6 million to find it?

We all know deep down that people who watch these shows don't watch them to find exciting new artists to follow, they watch them to see people make jackasses of themselves.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Andrei Dialogue

Men can carry babies in their wombs! They can!


And if you don't think that that's possible we'll huff and puff until you see the error of your ways and agree.

Andrei A tale from the 21st century United States

This is surely not the same land that produced the boys who stormed Omaha Beach
A North Stamford father trying to make his pre-teen son listen to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech nearly a month ago, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday for striking his son with a coffee mug when the youth would not pay attention.

Mohamed Shohan, 49, of 55 Mather Road, Stamford, was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child. He was released after posting $5,000 bond and will be arraigned on the charges at state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.

Andrei Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless lives a comfortable life - way more comfortable than 99.9% of the people who she shares this planet with - I'd say of that there is little doubt.

So how does she use her position of privilege.

She interferes with the ability of other people to go about their lawful business creating wealth, wealth that would raise the standard of living for others, although not to the levels this that air headed woman enjoys to be sure.

What should happen here is this silly woman should be made to pay the port fees, wages and running costs for the ship she is delaying for the period for which it is delayed.

And that my friends would not be small change but it would be justice.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Andrei 5 4 3 2 1 - O U T R A G E

Rosemary McLeod writes about a "man" who has had a baby and another who has had three. She expresses what everybody thinks but might not dare to say.

And right on cue - one of those posts where only the party line will be tolerated, to speak the truth is to be transphobic.

Andrei Feminist clowns

“What they did is of course a disgrace, but it is a legal disgrace.

It is Maslenitsa(1) now.

It is a time of buffoonery and turning things upside down. In the times of Peter the Great such pranks were the order of the day then (or, the order of Maslenitsa week).

If I was a sacristan of this cathedral, I would give them some pancakes, a cup of mead, and asked them to come back for forgiveness Sunday(2). And if I was a layman, then I would also pinch them a little at our parting… as a father. To make them wiser.”

- Archdeacon Andrei Kurayev

Holy things are a challenge for the spiritually unwise - their impurity stands out more starkly against a backdrop of sanctity, which is something intellectually challenged attention seekers find irresistible.
 

(1) The week before Lent, Carnival.

(2) Sunday immediately preceding Lent - which is next Sunday

Andrei Phrase of the day

"Culturally unsafe"

Found it in a news story regaling us with a tale of how an "art installation" that blows bubbles in part generated with Mexican "Morgue water", whatever that may be, has been cancelled from the Dowse art gallery.
As the artwork confronted issues of death and memory, there were concerns about it being displayed alongside the sacred pataka (Maori store house), Nuku Tewhatewha, which was carved in the 1850s as a sign of support for Kingitanga (the Maori King Movement).

The pataka is the only surviving one of seven built around the North Island. It was gifted to Hutt City in the 1970s to be cared for at the Dowse as part of its collection.

The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, which acts as a local iwi authority, was in direct conversation with the Dowse to prevent the exhibition going ahead.

Natural Resources Adviser Liz Mellish said she was delighted that the trust's advice had been taken on board. She said the trust would have been unhappy at the use of the exhibition in any gallery but the situation was made worse by the fact that the sacred pataka was housed there.

''From our perspective it is inviting death in the door, more or less. In using fluids from people who have died and blowing them on to the bodies of living people is culturally unsafe.''

She said if the exhibition had gone ahead, the pataka would have had to have been closed to the public to prevent cultural contamination.

It's a good phrase. I can think of lots of things it could be applied to - starting with most of the pap they show on TV.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Andrei There is such a thing as evil, only fools think otherwise

Mr Santorum found himself in the firing line for a speech he gave to Catholic Students four years ago where he talked about evil and Satan - in truth he was right on the money but the enlightened have had a meltdown over this speech because they don't really believe there is such a thing as evil, unless its America of course.

Anyway another of the enlightened's bêtes noires Sarah Palin has something to say on this matter and as usual it makes sense but it probably wont to them.

Andrei Great Britain has gone bonkers

Well the bureaucrats have anyway
A charity worker drowned in a 3ft deep lake when a policeman and a paramedic were ordered not to try to rescue him.
Simon Burgess, 41, was left to float face down as emergency crews watched.
Health and safety rules stopped them going more than ankle deep into the lake, an inquest was told yesterday.
Beyond bizarre

Andrei How the tail wags the dog

The White House is apologizing for the burning of some Korans in Afghanistan by the US military.
A Western military official said the Korans were removed from a library at a nearby detention centre because they contained extremist messages. Carney did not address those specifics, referring questions to defence officials.
Of course the correct way to dispose of something that is Holy is to burn it. Well so I have been taught. Thus a worn out Bible or an Icon that has faded should be burned and not put out with the trash.

Be that as it may the question arises how did the burning of these Korans become widely known to the excitable Afghan populace - somebody must have made a point of telling them and of stirring them up - no?

And we get images of outraged crowds shouting "Death to America" followed by the obligatory eating of crow.

Nobody apologizes when pages of the Bible are used as toilet paper as has happened in the ME and nobody riots over it either - indeed such thing barely make the pages of the media.

Funny old world

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Andrei What are we educating our children to be?

The Post below this shows in its last picture a highly educated credentialed Greek without a future.

I took my girl to school this morning and I asked, as is my custom, "what have you got first"?

"Photography" she replied.

"And after that"?

"Drama"

Yesterday she wasn't even dressed for school when we went and the reason why? They were going to the beach for the day - I kid you not.

And I wonder, I truly do, why the hell is she still at school?

Her older sisters barely went from the time they hit fifteen and that's a fact. It was hair pulling problem at the time but they have done ok - got degrees and good jobs as they are supposed to do.

They were so over school by the time they left - I hate to admit it but one was actually asked to leave.

And you can see why - they were young women already but trapped in childhood by the Education system.

But you know what the school system did not teach them?

How to form an adult relationship and how to be mothers. Which might be the most important knowledge to have when embarking on adult life.

My kids are smart, perhaps very smart and they will I think find their way and they are doing well but like the vast majority of kids they are going to have to do the things that need doing - which might not correlate exactly with what they might like to be doing.

And there isn't a great call for photographers or actresses in this world of struggle. And the reason why kids do these things at school, at an age where most would be better off working, is that they are easy marks, easy credentials if you will.

But they are for the most part essentially useless in achieving the really important things in life.

Related Post: How well matters more than how much

Andrei Yep

I'm sure you've come across this Internet meme in many guises by now.

Anyway you might enjoy this one. It will be relevant here before too long is my guess.

CREATED BY ΥΠΕΡ της Καταργησης της Βουλευτικης Ασυλιας

Monday, February 20, 2012

Andrei Enough said

The UK has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the EU.

Never fear they are addressing the problem with religious devotion to the humble condom.

Fletch Greenpeace Founder On Why He Left Group



The above video features an interview with Dr Patrick Moore, whose book  Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: the making of a Sensible Environmentalist, I am readingThe introduction can be read free hereHe describes how Greenpeace became taken over by extremists, at which point he left. I left a comment about this on Kiwiblog yesterday and DPF has picked it up and created a post about it this morning. Some snippets from the introduction -

In the early days we debated complex issues openly and often. It was a wonderful group to engage with in wide-ranging environmental policy discussions. The intellectual energy in the organization was infectious. We frequently disagreed about specific issues, yet our ultimate vision was largely shared. Importantly, we strove to be scientifically accurate. For years this had been the topic of many of our internal debates. I was the only Greenpeace activist with a PhD in ecology, and because I wouldn’t allow exaggeration beyond reason I quickly earned the nickname “Dr. Truth.” It wasn’t always meant as a compliment. Despite my efforts, the movement abandoned science and logic somewhere in the mid-1980s, just as society was adopting the more reasonable items on our environmental agenda.

The collapse of world communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall during the 1980s added to the trend toward extremism. The Cold War was over and the peace movement was largely disbanded. The peace movement had been mainly Western-based and anti-American in its leanings. Many of its members moved into the environmental movement, bringing with them their neo-Marxist, far-left agendas. To a considerable extent the environmental movement was hijacked by political and social activists who learned to use green language to cloak agendas that had more to do with anticapitalism and antiglobalization than with science or ecology. I remember visiting our Toronto office in 1985 and being surprised at how many of the new recruits were sporting army fatigues and red berets in support of the Sandinistas.
To me, this goes some way to proving the oft-used "watermelon" description of greenies - green on the outside and 'red' on the inside.



Sunday, February 19, 2012

Andrei Tilting at windmills

Defence counsel John O'Connell said Phillips had been responsive to sentences imposed in the past and would be available to attend a medium intensity rehabilitation programme. He did not have an extensive list of dishonesty convictions
It must be hard to be a lawyer for recidivist offenders, trying to find something to use in mitigation for their latest anti-social incident.

The Phillips in this quote is one Martin John Phillips, who when picked up for driving under the influence managed to get himself charged and convicted in the name of his flatmate.

Who continued to work as a truck driver and drive, blissfully unaware he was a "disqualified" driver.

He only became aware of it when he tried to obtain finance for a new car.

Be that as it may, this Martin John Phillips has a long history of offending which might suggest that he has not been responsive to "sentences imposed in the past".

He got nine months but the law being the law cannot apparently be made to wear the penalty for the original offense.

Andrei Pampered kiddies don't like Vegemite sammies for their school lunches

So the ability for them to use their iphones to order sushi or a warm servings of gluten-free spaghetti bolognaise to be delivered to their classroom is an innovation that is probably well over due.

Alas this service is only available in high-decile Auckland schools.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Andrei Who is this young man - revealed

Young men - reordered from yesterday and with three additions.

These are the Presidents of the united States of America since World War 2, now in the order that they held that office. The nine from yesterday are from 1945 until 1992, the additional ones are the three elected since then.

Harry S Truman

Dwight D Eisenhower

John F Kennedy

Lyndon Johnson

 

Richard Nixon

Gerald Ford

Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

 

George H W Bush

Bill Clinton and since we got two for the price of one Hilary as well

George W Bush

And the incumbant

 

Andrei The English version of Sharia strengthens its hold on public life.

Christians who want to be exempt from equality legislation are like Muslims trying to impose sharia on Britain, Trevor Phillips, the human rights watchdog, has declared.
Trevor Phillips lays out a 21st century Englishman's values as plain as plain can be.

Object to any thing legislated in the name of "equality" and you are equivalent to an Islamic radical seeking to impose sharia.

What this goes to show is the utter vapidity of modern Englishmen.

Call me old fashioned but you cannot make male/male or female/female pairings to be in any way equalivalent to the time honoured male/female union with the stroke of the legislators pen.

To be sure you can use the power of the courts to bully people into submission as happened to 72 year old Peter Bull and his wife Rosemary but that does not make black white.

This is actually the secular version of sharia at work, not freedom of conscience - which is a fundamental tenet of Christianity funnily enough.

Andrei Taking the wind right out of the interviewer's sails

Rick Santorum is on a surge at the moment and those who would clip his wings focus on his moral positions.

Foster Freiss who is backing Rick Santorum is interviewed by Andrea Mitchell.
ROFL

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Andrei The "who is this young man" challenge

Nine young men - they all have something in common can you identify it?

And can you name them.

Young man 1

Young man 2

Young man 3

Young man 4

 

Young man 5

Young man 6

Young man 7

Young man 8

 

Young man 9

I've updated this post to include one more young man to give it a completeness it didn't quite have in its original form.

It might help make the point of it all more clearly

Andrei Things to worry about during the countdown

Trevor Mallard sold some concert tickets via auction on Trademe.

Some people are getting very excitable over it.

The people who put in the winning bid even got their picture in the paper.

They didn't have to bid and if they hadn't somebody else would have bought the tickets more cheaply.

That's how auctions work.

Andrei Standing for something

So in the race for the Republican nomination for this years Presidential Election the man below is making a surge.

Those who would prefer others are establishing a meme - that of "unelectibilty".
This is an example of the candidate in question articulating his views, views which make him "unelectable" it is claimed.

The real question is do you want politicians to be upfront about who they are and what they believe or people who hide behind screens of "nuance" in their chase for political power?

And when you vote, do you vote for what you believe in even though, by perception, that cause may be lost or for whatever the pundits told you more likely succeed.

Perhaps in order to regain Democracy it is necessary to vote for people of substance rather than those who stump according to focus groups and polls.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Andrei The banality of New Zealand politics and the vapidity of New Zealand Politicians

We all know that Mojo Mather will get her "electronic note-taker" and we all know who will ultimately pay the bill - the taxpayer.

This whole stoush is about which budget the money will come from.

Politicians are pompous prats worthy only of scorn.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Andrei Quote of the day

Our besetting problem arises out of the fact that too many influential people in the western governments and mass media hate the West even more fiercely than they hate the West’s enemies.

Rev Dr Peter Mullen: Our foreign policy on Syria is the same as al-Qaeda's – something isn't right here

Andrei Can you believe that actually they played this on the Radio?

And that people really liked it. Hah! What did they know?
A Valentines day post for your amusement.

Andrei The age of Profanities

These ladies, with one exception are ordained Anglican "Priests". They are standing before the Alter in an Anglican Church in Canada rehearsing the "Vagina Monologues" to be performed on the evening of St Valentines day.
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Andrei On things that matter drowned out by those that don't

Who would have ever known it?

This week is International Marriage Week, which started yesterday apparently.

I found out about it here.

Some people are putting a lot of effort into redefining marriage, making it into something it is not and never will be.

And tomorrow is St Valentines day, a day of Chocolates, Flowers and Hearts, a day celebrating a sweet sickly vision of love and a retailers dream. And a vision that fits in OK with the marriage redefiners narratives quite well.

I'm not one for these zzzz days or yyyy weeks really, they usually wash right over me as various causes and agendas vie for attention and usually money.

However Marriage is a fundamental and very good thing for both individuals and for society as a whole so its worthwhile bring this to everybody's attention. And hopefully help restore that which we are rapidly loosing.

And for inspiration scenes from an Old Believers wedding, a holy thing, to a background score of Enya

Andrei An event of significant cultural relevence

Yesterday, Sunday, an event central to the life and well being of our nation took place in Auckland.

So important in fact the leaders of our major political parties were there - joining the throngs of worshipers of the Church of Self Importance in the major feast of their liturgical Calendar.

This joyful festival was marked by the handing out of condoms and the testing for disease - paying homage to the gods of ephemeral pleasure and death.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Andrei Wickedness

Would you believe that the woman interviewed in the clip below is a "married" lesbian "priest" and head of an Episcopalian divinity school which trains people for the "ministry"?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Andrei Herbivore men

The title of this post is a Japanese term, Sōshokukei-danshi, which I am told literally translates as grass eating men.

But what it refers to is a noticeable social phenomena where young Japanese men are not interested in pursuing young women and for whom the effort of courtship is just not worth it!

And this is a big problem, Japan is approaching the point where one in four Japanese will soon be over sixty-five. The latest number is 22.6% of all Japanese are now over sixty-five and this number is increasing and will continue to do so.

And as it does more of the Nations resources have to go to the old and leaving less to go to the young.

This is a death spiral.

And although we are blissfully unaware we are in the same death spiral and we have our own herbivore men.

Let's be blunt here the modern New Zealand miss might not be that great prize for a man to chase and win. And the modern New Zealand male has not been bought up steeped with masculine virtue so he might not be that great a prize either.

And for both the chase and courtship can be short and not particularly sweet - the prize a quick and sweaty grope perhaps in a night club's toilets, perhaps somewhere just a little more romantic - the man's penis suitably encased in condom our cultural leaders hope and have taught indoctrinated from early age.

After multiple such encounters with multiple partners and in these enlightened times perhaps multiple genders, there being at least seven but perhaps even more possible genders by the reckoning of our educated classes, the whole thing looses its charm and becomes the biggest nothing of all.

We live in a degraded and debased culture my friends, overly sexualized and grotesque, so much so we barely notice and our kids are actually loosing interest in sex(1), which means they are also loosing interest in forming strong bonds with the opposite sex and procreating.

A culture that is in its death spiral.
 

(1) Sex education is premised upon the idea that people cannot control their urges and that failure to do so is inevitable.

You would think that as the rate of unmarried pregnancy continues to rise the failure of this approach would be become apparent but no the intensity of the programs just increase justified by the abysmal failure of previous incarnations.

And it is a repulsive image of love that is presented, fell diseases await including a terrible disease unplanned pregnancy a child being not a blessing but a curse but curable by "terminating" it.

The idea that entering adulthood means the wooing and the winning of a spouse with whom to raise a family is entirely absent. Or that this might be the most important aspect of your life and that making the right choice, one who will predicate your future well being and happiness, is vital.

And that being a good choice yourself is also of the utmost importance in the winning the right spouse and all things attendant on how to be a great prize yourself are never touched upon.

The only thing that ever matters are your "rights" and never your responsibilities, least of all your responsibilities to yourself

Friday, February 10, 2012

Andrei Question of the day: The unanswerable question

Managing perpetuation of the species is a problem for all civil societies. In the most of the World this has been done via an institution called marriage which in our Western heritage means one man bonded with one women for the purpose of conceiving and raising children.

It has been this way for well over 2000 years with minor variations in form.

For some reason it is now considered unfair or something that men cannot marry other men or women marry other women.

It is a matter of "rights" we are earnestly informed but nobody can actually articulate what these "rights" might be.

So
In what way are anybody's rights being denied by restricting marriage to people who are mutually procreative?

Andrei Evil

Evil is an unfashionable word. And Satan might be jolly good fun, a harmless clownish character.

Of course Satan might not be so funny when met face to face - the laughter dies then.

This pair of fools seek to offer up for our titillation and amusement an unsuspecting spouse being told live on air that they are to be divorced.

We will be able to hear the reaction of somebody who, on Valentines day, learns their world has suddenly crumbled and their life as they know it is to be turned upside down.

Funnier than bear baiting and cat burning put together.

You can listen and laugh along if you like but I wont be and that is a certainty.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Andrei This world is utterly depraved

Apparently the police have videos of a little boy that are not nice, not nice at all.
Gay couple lose son over child sex fears

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Andrei Should we laugh or cry?

Madonna 'fuming with M.I.A'
Madonna "wasn't impressed" with M.I.A's obscene Super Bowl stage stunt.

The Queen of Pop was joined by the British star and Nicki Minaj during her 12-minute medley at this year's half-time show.

The trio performed new track Give Me All Your Luvin' on stage, where M.I.A got a little overzealous with her hand gestures and flicked up her middle finger during the show.

Her obscenity caused outrage among organisers and audiences alike, and now sources claim Madonna is furious at the star's stage antics.
It's not like Madonna hasn't pulled stunts in her time to attract attention and keep it now - is it?

The banality of it all is what astonishes me.

Andrei Re creating man in Hollywood's image

Every single one of us is the product of the sexual union of one man with one woman - it has ever been this way.

It doesn't really matter how this union takes place when it comes to conceiving a child - rape is just as effective in this regard as a warm embrace in a loving mutually supporting heterosexual relationship.

But rape is bad, morally wrong and cruel so we condemn it and severely punish the perpetrators while conversely since children are a necessity if we are to continue as a people we support and foster the growth of warm, loving, fruitful, heterosexual relationships (or did until very recently) in an institution which we call marriage.

A group of vapid, over privileged people who do not want to be part of the normal everyday hoi polloi think that marriage should include same sex couples thus rewriting its foundational purpose to suit their vanity.

In California the hoi polloi felt this was wrong and went to the ballot box, twice, to try and ensure the bubbleheads did not rewrite the venerable institution of marriage to suit their whimsies.

But alas the people who struggle in day to day toil to raise and feed their children do not have the resources, bully pulpits or time that the vapid elite do.

So a homosexual judge was identified, one who would be sympathetic with the cause and to his court the challenge to the voice of the people went - where to nobody's great surprise it was found to be "unconstitutional" since the process had been stacked to ensure this outcome.

Then to a higher court it was taken because the people were not ready to give up yet and again it was found that the peoples views on this matter were "unconstitutional".

But the courts may play along with celebrity culture and money but what no court can ever acheive no matter how much the vacant screech and whine about their right to a cake with two male dolls on top (or two female dolls) at a glitzy party is the ability for these unions to be fruitful.

They are just empty shams for a decadent people

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Andrei Uninspiring

It's been quiet around here today.

For me a large portion of it has been spent with a view that has been more or less the same as the picture to the left.

Such things might give you a different perspective on life, I suppose.

Whether or not JFK's peccadilloes of fifty years ago are important in the scheme of things as they are today I couldn't say.

They are not important to me right now.

Update: Quite bizarrely a comment on Kiwiblog holds me accountable for JFK's sins.

Monday, February 6, 2012

ZenTiger Porn king shamelessly exploited

A wealthy Californian pornographer who sued Kim Dotcom for infringing copyright on thousands of nude images says he is delighted the FBI and New Zealand police have smashed Dotcom's Megaupload file-sharing business.

It must be really tough to be exploited in that way.

Andrei Woman at the well

St Photini was the Samaritan woman at the well rebuked by Christ for her sinful ways, who then repented and went on to do great things in the name of the Lord.

The woman in the video below relates to herself to the women at the well - and indeed this is powerful stuff.

ZenTiger Were the evil consequences averted or not?

The Treaty of Waitangi, as founding documents go, is fairly short and concise. One of the key reasons for its existence is stated in the treaty itself - that failure to bring Maori and British subject together under one common rule would be disastrous. This treaty was to avoid bloodshed and strife on a scale already witnessed in far too many other European colonies. I think that the treaty achieved this, and that benefit should not be dismissed lightly.

I'd like to see Waitangi Day as a day of national celebration of a unified country. 

Instead, it's largely a day for Maori and Maori use it as a "health check" as to where they sit in ensuring they have adequate money, resources, power and legal support to ensure their culture is not just protected, but exalted. 

If only we (Westerners) cared about our own culture as much.
 
I thought it would be useful to post the text of the treaty on the blog, which is just below. If you are a Kiwi, it's worth a read every few years. Especially when, by all accounts, the modern interpretations seem to confer all sorts of extra rights and obligations from such a small document.

By the way, I found the graphic on this blog (copyrighted, all rights reserved etc) - Not Quite Perfect. I recommend you click through and look at some of the artwork by Dzeni. Very nice.

Andrei Empty ritualism

So it's Waitangi day.

Is there anything intelligent to say about Waitangi day?

Not than I can think of. It's our annual festival celebrated by people shouting down politicians empty platitudes.

It is however very cold in Europe right now - despite Global Warming, another subject n which there is little more to say though people keep on keeping on. Another ritual of our age.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Andrei Secular crazies

Some people are congenital complaint layers.

And there are any number of Government bodies only too willing to receive their complaints and act upon them.

A short clip of a father giving his baby a bottle complain and you will be given satisfaction as the offending images are deep sixed.

In England it works on Christianity too: Bath Christian group's 'God can heal' adverts banned.

Apparently according to the Government funded ninnies who had been alerted to the adverts by a complainant
they could encourage false hope and were irresponsible.
Let's all put our faith in Big Government shall we - we can always count on bureaucrats to bring an end to cold snaps and prevent earthquakes can we not?

And new taxes to administer new rules and regulations will undoubtedly will ensure that we all will live forever.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lucia Personal Crisis

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure when I'm going to be able to blog. There's a bit of a family crisis going on right now. I will pop in from time to time, but right now this crisis is taking up just about all of my thinking power and energy.

Prayers would be much appreciated.

Andrei But, will it ever happen?

I wonder how sales of Richard Prosser's book are going?

Can't have hurt matters that he upset some of the usual suspects with his blunt talk. All rather predictable really.

A funny thing about Kiwi culture is that people love dressing up - in a fancy dress party sense, not in a night at the opera sense. There are some wonderful pictures on Stuff of people dressed as plastic toy soldiers, buckets of popcorn, smurfs and so forth. The occasion for this is the Rugby Sevens so it seems.

Well as it happens some of those upset over the words in the book are planning a protest, a dress up protest - with pigtails!

Which might be a lot more pleasing to the eye than the "LMFAO fans" as they appeared in costume at the sevens tournament I'd say (You will have to scoll through to find their portrait - no great hardship, there is much to take in on the way)

Andrei The English clergy are revolting

Nearly 100 clergy revolt over Church ban on 'gay weddings'.

They are not in revolt against the Government of course - no actually they want to follow the agenda of the rabid secular - silly muppets.

Of course back in the days when the Anglican Church came into being because the Church wouldn't allow old Henry the VIIIth to divorce his wife some the Clergy and laity did protest his actions. They held a protest march (and occupy movement, funnily enough) - it was called "The Pilgrimage of Grace".

In those days protesting (and occupying) carried a far greater risk than just being bundled into a paddy wagon in front of the TV cameras, if that.

Indeed some of the leaders of the "Pilgrimage of Grace" protest movement suffered the indignity of having their genitals cut off and burned before having their intestines similarly removed and burned - all before their dying eyes.

Sobering thought.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Andrei Music that comes from deep in the soul

It is clear to me that the world is in deep deep trouble - we are on the edge of a precipice and as has always been the case in the past when big troubles are on the horizon the vast majority close their eyes to the threat and continue on in blissful ignorance.

Those that see and issue warnings are often mocked and scorned. There is a name for this, such people are Cassandras, after Cassandra who fated to foresee the future but never to be believed. She warned of the fall of Troy. After it fell she was taken as a concubine by Agamemnon and eventually murdered by Agamemnon's wife. Winston Churchill was a prime example of a Cassandra in action during the thirties.

Be that as it may this is called "Oh No the Night" or sometimes "Stenka Razin's dream"(1). It is about bad dreams that foretell the doom of the dreamer (Stenka Razin).
 
(1) Stenka Razin was a Volga pirate. The tune from another song about him, "Stenka Razin" became the Seekers "The Carnival is Over" in days long long ago.

Andrei Is there any point to this?

This has been going on a couple of days now
Glenn Becker has pleaded not guilty to careless use of a motor vehicle causing the death of 27-year-old cyclist Jane Bishop in November 2010 on Auckland's Tamaki Drive.

He is accused of carelessly opening his car door while parked on the side of the road, causing Bishop to swerve her bike into the path of an oncoming truck.
In this world accidents happen, they are tragedies and often they are the results of a combination of circumstance and small errors. It is not always necessary to find someone culpable.

Heavy traffic, cyclist not using the cycle lane, other people going about their lawful business and big truck can make for a sad outcome.

The man before the court is not a criminal, not a threat to society in any way that I can see.

The only people benefiting from this are the lawyers.

We see far too much of this.

Let the coroner decide if there is any reasonable way of preventing a re-occurrence but there is clearly no criminality here. In this life bad things can happen to good people.

No need seek to punish anybody - is there? It sure as eggs is not going to bring the deceased back to life.

How about a bit of common sense.

Andrei It's culture stupid

People have been throwing around words like
Racism
and
Xenophobia
during the past few days because some people feel a little uncomfortable that large tracts of New Zealand's agricultural land are being sold to Chinese interests.

The same people see hypocrisy and racism in that the sale of agricultural land to a wealthy Canadian does not provoke the same level of disquiet.

And nor it would engender similar disquiet if the purchaser were a Chinese Presbyterian from Colorado who would have similar cultural affinities and language to the majority New Zealanders.

It is a lack of "cultural affinity" not the race of the buyers of the Crafar farms that generates the sense of unease in many if not the majority.

Here's a true story from about 15 years ago.

The Maersk Dubai was a container ship owned and operated by a Taiwanese company. The officers were Taiwanese and the crew were Filippino.

On route to Canada two Romanian stowaways were found. The Taiwanese Master put them overboard on a raft. They were never seen again.

Later a third stowaway was found and again he was put overboard, never to be heard from again.

When the Filippino crew found a fourth stowaway, knowing what his fate would be if discovered they hid him and fed him until they got to Canada - where they reported all to the authorities.

After much legal wrangling the officers were deported to Taiwan tried and acquitted through "lack of evidence".

Who do you have affinity with in this story?

What aspect of Filipino culture do we share with the vast majority of Filipinos but which is not a major feature of life in Taiwan?

Remember the Filippines is a largely Christian Country, Roman Catholic to be specific.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fletch Solutions To Child Abuse?

David Farrar over at Kiwiblog has a post about an upcoming seminar on The Green Paper For Vunerable Children. While I am not against such seminars at all (it is good to talk), I fear that any solution will involve Nanny State government intervention, such as the Smacking Law, which did nothing. Below is my comment on Kiwiblog -


As usual, they will address this problem from the wrong end.

They’ll try to look at the symptoms and find a cure through possible government programmes and interventions, without actually looking at the source of the problem – the breakdown of families and the pushing of marriage off to one side as being irrelevant.

Much of modern secular society has a mindset now that sees children as a bad thing.
We have the pill, condoms, and other contraception so we can have all the sex we want without having babies. And if a woman does happen to get pregnant (horror of horrors!) and doesn’t want the baby, we have abortion to kill off that life.

If the mindset is that it’s OK to be violent to children in the womb, then is it really a surprise that that attitude toward all children (albeit unknowingly) is prevalent in society as a whole?

In times past, a baby used to be seen as a blessing – something the whole community celebrated together when a woman fell pregnant. Now with unmarried mothers with boyfriends who have no emotional investment in the child it’s easier for these attacks to occur.

The solution: Bring marriage back as something to be aspired to and honoured. Strengthen the family unit. Encourage in children sexual abstinence until marriage. Welcome children into a marriage instead of seeing them as a hinderence to career etc..

I think if we concentrated on these things, we’d see less child abuse over a period of time (and it would take time for new attitudes to sink in). But it won’t happen: instead we’ll see talking heads yammering about government programmes, and passing new laws – eg, more Nanny State.

We’ve already seen the Smacking Law passed, which didn’t make a damn bit of difference. As I said – it’s concentrating on the symptoms rather than the cause.



Andrei The march of civilization: sixty years progress

American Male circa 1944
American Male circa 2004