In Dutch we say

April 17, 2014

Well, we would say “Dis nou fokken snaaks.”

Read the Article and the first two comments in this link:

http://www.fin24.com/Economy/What-SA-really-needs-20140416

It can only happen in South Africa. The whole darn JSE Stock Exchange goes down when a few copper cable thieves need some wire for the black market..

Hoi for Toi is the expression we use when we are surprised by an everyday event for which they will hang you in China. Here we laugh it off.

Mandela and I, Part 2 by Chieftain Mangosuthu Buthelezi

January 26, 2014

You have read Part 1:

 http://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/mandela-and-i-part-one-by-ike-jakson/

 Now I proudly present to you the version of a truly Great South African; in the eyes of many [certainly mine] the Man that should have been the first Black President of South Africa.

 In his own words, verbatim unedited the way he said it:

 http://historymatters.co.za/mandela-and-i-mangosuthu-buthelezi/

 Read more about this man:

 http://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/mangosuthu-buthelezi-the-man/

 I was born in rural South Africa about 100 miles north of Cape Town in 1940 in a home that was apolitical.  My political awareness developed during my twenties and at the age of 31 I walked out into the political wilderness away from my people and The Church [that is a long story] to devote the rest of my adult life working and hoping to have a majority Government in our country.  In 1972 most white people sneered at me and asked me “Now who in hell do you think will run that country?”  It was not a popular thing for a white man to say such things at that time but I always replied to the question:

 “Buthelezi is my choice.”

 My compatriots thought I was a nut case.

 The jury is still out on Mandela and it will be a very long time to get a verdict.  I guess that we may have the latter by the year 2074; not sooner.  There will be updates on the story as we go along.

Open Letter to Floris of Nebo Nogo Voda Non-Com at Vodashop Weskus Mall

January 23, 2014

Good Morning Floris

 Man, I have walked the Long Walk; yes Sir, it has been long and arduous and I learned every day but I need your help on this one.

See:

http://www.fin24.com/MyFin24/Frustration-due-to-no-cell-phone-reception-20140121

http://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/hi-tech-vodacom-sa-goes-into-nosedive-following-a-severe-outbreak-of-bds/

http://www.fin24.com/Companies/ICT/Telkom-in-talks-over-future-of-mobile-unit-20131119

And I have called 082155 that Voda tells me to call; really Floris, I have called them maybe two dozen times.  I am now going to compile a list of the names of all the people I have spoken to on 082155 and will email it to you for your benefit.

They have all made promises; they all now know about tiny little Redelinghuys out here in the Sandhills.

How is it possible that the official Voda Spokesperson doesn’t know about anything from Redelinghuys?  He says so himself [maybe herself, hey?] right there in the latest Fin24 Article.

Shucks Floris, the people at Patat are laughing their heads off about Voda Non-Com and the folks working at Vodashop, Weskus Mall Branch in Vredenburg Western Cape.

Patat tested both my computers and can’t stop laughing; pretty soon everybody here will have Patat Data Transmission.

I shall tell you what you must suggest to your Managing Director, you know the big Makulu Nkosi in his Ivory Tower Office.

Tell him to come out here with two Laptop Computers with compatible modems.  Make sure one computer is the latest hi-tech that is available and the other one, say, a Windows 2007 to 2007 model.  For the latter the VCM Lite 3.2.1 is the modem to have.  Folks at Patat tell me that there must be millions of these “older modems” around still.  I scratched around and found my original brochures; it’s not even four years ago and carries a ten year warranty.  You should be able to pick a box full of the stuff up in the corner store near you.  Heck, Floris they make these things [a Vodafone product manufactured by Huawei for maybe two bucks in China].  The one that young Herman destroyed needs to be replaced anyway.

Then let him come out here pronto.  Whisper in his ear [yes, you come out with him] to test both computers for Data Transmission from your Church Tower transmitter and from the Patat Network.

Have a good day, Floris.

PS: You have some snoek out near your place?  It’s sometimes real difficult getting it out here.

A new Word called pinc

January 14, 2014

Actually you can spell it any way you want to:

 P[in]C, pinc, Pinc, PInc [like in Pea Incorporated], You choose.

 Try to figure it out.  First correct answer can have my Vodacom Contract with a brand new modem.  The latter works at the speed of light in the city but like a lame snail where I live and Vodacom is too proud to admit that the Brain Dead Syndrome has affected their ranks.

 Come on now; it is quite easy.  Ok then, I shall give you a clue.  What do you see if you spell it PInc?

 Nebo No-Go Voda Non-Com.  Don’t worry about this par; it’s a common joke in South Africa.  It is not even remotely related to the topic.

Answer is [……………….].  The number of dots is another clue.  Now Go Go Voda; just go away, will yeah?  PInc.

 IkeJ

Hi-Tech Vodacom SA goes into nosedive following a severe outbreak of BDS

January 14, 2014

BDS [Brain Dead Syndrome] must not be confused with the medical and legal term that Governments and politicians grapple with in having to decide when a seriously ill person on life support systems actually ceases to live.  The clergy of many religions are grappling with the same problem; does life end when the heart stops or when the brain finally dies.  It is an ongoing discussion and of course, a sensitive issue.

 Dead Brain Syndrome [DBS for short as is common practice today] refers to the collapse of normal human brain functions in an otherwise healthy body.  Add a massive ego to occupy the cavity where the human brain normally functions and put the incompetent soul in a high-tech position that should really be a human brain function job; juggle the mix with demands from management for more sales, come on guys, move those modems, hurry now, come on move those contracts, get the reluctant customer to sign that contract now, yes take his money and get him out of the sales office; move ‘hem faster, on the double, well, there you have Vodacom SA.

 Aided by an ailing Telkom SA that holds the monopoly in fixed landline operations but now also trying to worm its way into the lucrative wireless market and falling over its own feet in the process Vodacom thrived at starters.  Spurred on by a gullible public, sub-standard transmitters were installed in church towers thus saving on the huge expenditure required for proper transmission towers.

 When the overload cracked, Management reaction was to tell the customer “Sir, you modem is outdated, take this new one, just sign here for the contract” or “Madam, you need a new computer, sure madam, you need a new computer at least every three years and a new modem with it, sure Madam, yes for your children Mam, just sign here.”

 In the meantime the old infrastructure remained in the Church Tower in Redelinghuys and when Data Modems were added it just conked.

 But at Vodacom the staff setup had changed.  Young people who have never had to write a business letter and still probably can’t do it, who is trained only in how to get signatures on contracts, take the customers’ money and go on to the next idiot just dying to have his own too, well they have never been to Redelinghuys and don’t even know about the transmitter in the Church Tower.

 It crashed as it would have done sooner or later.

 My friend who likes life and all the satire it brings with it wrote an email when his system collapsed.  He was wise before he wrote the email; the locals all got together with their computers, modems and some good old fashioned common sense and pretty quickly realized that we need our own tower on the hilltop just outside town.  When the tower started to operate we carried equipment around and tested our stuff.

 Then my friend satirized Vodacom; well, he actually called them Brain Dead and circulated it on the Internet.

 This is the email response just received from Vodacom:

 “Dear Sir,

We have noted the contents of your e-mail below and have taken advice. We will therefore not be responding to your e-mail.

Yours Faithfully

Floris”

 To which he has now replied:

 Good morning Floris

 I must say that to say that you won’t respond and then in the same email do respond and making sure that I see the name of your attorney in the CC list I merely refer you to the contractual obligations in your own contract.

 You are in breach of them, good Sir.  Comply with them; that is surely not too much for a customer to ask, or is your own ego now so big that it fills the entire cavity between your ears leaving no space for the human brain given to you at birth?

 My advice to you is to do your job, that’s all I am asking you to do.”

 The saga will probably need and update.  Watch this space.  If you don’t see anything I should add that a helpful soul that my friend did find and who fixed his OE Email after the Brain Dead at Vodashop, Weskus Mall, VREDENBURG, Western Cape had demolished it whilst installing a new modem that works at slow snail speed from the transmitter in the Church Tower, gently informed my friend that he is fixing it on his old Password and quoted it for him to verify it.  That surprised my friend and he asked the helpful soul how he knew the Password.  “I have it right here on the list in front of me, Sir” was the answer.

 And they and all the Banks tell us that nobody knows your Password?

Hi Nimrod, I am doing my best

January 9, 2014

I so want to get this little Post Published.

 Let me explain something to you as an American; one day when Politicians of Carter and his ilk in your Land have taken the blinkers off they may understand the relevance of Africa.

 If your son invites you over to their house telling you that they have a surprise for you and upon your arrival his wife comes out with a tiny parcel like in your pics, you will probably exclaim to the entire World:

 Aha, it is a baby.

 Now you translate that into Dutch and you will get

 A, dis ‘n baba.

 The ‘dis’ means ‘it is’ and the ‘n for a like in a baby.  Now you put it all together and you will have:

 A dis a baba, as in Ah, it is a baby above.  In fact, quite exact.

 The current South Africa had her fate decided between Carter, Zurich [Swiss] and Adis Ababa.

 It will be in my book.

 IkeJ

Mandela and I, Part One by Ike Jakson

December 16, 2013

Well, things stranger than this have happened; observers looking for the truth have seen it before.

An American Friend asked me for my view on this Post:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/07/04/what_life_was_like_in_1776_283931.html

By Thomas Fleming, Wall Street Journal – July 4, 2012
I read it with great interest; a fond smile spread over my old countenance because I had read it all before and it is well documented in a book titled The Teeth of the Children; well I mean that the relevant Post is a short version of the whole thing in The Teeth.

The Post reminds me of a guy who on seeing this huge miracle wanted to see it in greater detail thus took a set of binoculars, turned them around and wrote the Post that my Friend above passed on to me.

The Teeth in the book is the entire story of Colonialism, the entire mess and the Glory as seen over a lifetime by an independent observer looking in and around the Globe with a hundred binoculars and sets of microscopes from the correct sides of the instruments; thus enlarging the images to notice the similarities and the differences from up close.

America is still a fine land; in fact, as you should well know or try to understand, the land doesn’t change, climate change or Global Warming notwithstanding but the people change and if you allow them to mess around too much they will pretty soon do so AND MAKE A GOOD JOB OF IT!

This is the aftermath of the events in the Post my Friend sent me.

A bunch of Americans went off the rails when they brought Hawaii into the fold; the mistake was understandable but it remained a mistake. America had finally given women the suffrage in 1920 but without knowing that a fellow name of Kennedy would arrive in 1960 and made their second mistake when they elected him to the White House.

Whilst they were in the process of electing the fool nobody knew that a young upstart by the name William Jefferson Clinton would meet a filly name of Hillary Rodham to make the forth mistake. Don’t misunderstand me now; be assured that I know how to count from 1 to 9; it was therefore, not at all an error in counting that occurred on my part. I had decided to do so after much thought and deliberation; the third mistake was electing Carter in 1976 and when the Hillbillies took over in 1992 it was over for America of the 50 States, which should have been and stayed 49 as I implied above.

The two Clinton miscreants threw out Liberty for the Individual, Liberalism of the grand old day’s way back until Truman that might still have saved the Democratic Party. In its stead the scene was set for a new kind of Freedom as was never intended by the fine Englishman and other noble ones when they set about gaining an Independent Republic in 1776 thus followed the election of the Bama in 1908. You must understand that the latter is not the disease but rather only the symptoms of the cancer that was already eating away at the heart of the Nation.

It is otherwise a fine Post my old Friend and present day Americans should read and save it for their children. There never was much wrong with Colonialism; in fact, who will be brave enough to tell me what the World would have been without it? Yes Sirree, were it not for Colonialism of the Day where and what would you have been?

Colonialism is blamed for many “wrongs” but those that point the finger easily forget the good things it brought to the Colonies and the indigenous inhabitants at the time.

It’s really a pity about Hawaii. Things would have been so much different if you had just given it to Japan in the first place.

Think about it. AMERICA WAS NOT IN THE WAR, RIGHT? Now, if they were not, what on earth were all those ships doing in Pearl Harbor? Did the Admirals really think that with that deadly armada right on their doorsteps the Japs would send their children over for sight-seeing vacations in Paradise, all with cameras in hand spreading goodwill amongst the Nations of the World? It was America’s very first mistake.

Compliments to my Friend, Nolanimrod of Upper New York State

Part two to follow next, and then the others.

Presidential Dignity

September 25, 2013

Ikepedia on Perex

September 4, 2013

There will be more on the wonderful World of Perex soon; for now this is a test to find out whether I can get it into a WordPress Post on the silly plastic box that they call a computer standing on my desk.

Computers are a curse on humanity regardless of what people say to the contrary. I still think that the World was a better place before computers; the Internet is a menace, a tool of iniquity and indeed at the heart of the problems facing the world today. It will be our downfall I predict.

Perex on the other hand is an old Science that flourished for a while during the Colonial Period. Then it virtually disappeared; the World was taken by storm with new aberrations of science like Evolution [imagine calling that a science]; the quest for money subsequently wiped it out but the basics steadfastly remained and has now appeared by reintroduction of the basic principles through hard work, application of mind and research by the Jaksonian Institute of Natural and Human Sciences. It is therefore clearly a Science.

The work to establish and have it recognized has been arduous but it has now paid off. It will take some space to publish all of it and I shall make an early start with the first installment.

Well, let me now try WordPress first.

Snow on Table Mountain 2013, August 31st

September 1, 2013

We have never in my lifetime of 73 years had snow on Table Mountain.

If it were to happen, we would have said two months ago, let it be in middle to end June, but a month into spring, NO NOT EVER.

Then it happened. We are sitting in the middle of a deep freeze. Temperatures that should have been 15C [plus minus 60F] night time with daytime 23 to 28C [mild 70 ties in F] dropped to 30 ties and maybe 40 in some places.

Get Al Gore! If he doesn’t have any Global Warming tell him to find some and send it down here; on the double.


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