For the Court of the World to decide

October 4, 2015

“The Court is now in session; let the Accused in to plead.”


 “Verdict unanimous: Guilty as charged.  This is Afghanistan and the sentence will be as and according to the Law of Afghanistan.”


Can you guess who was found guilty?  Are you guilty by association?  You had better work that out real quick.


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

China on the move in Africa

September 25, 2015

Making Friends and Money as she goes!

New York South Africa by China

 New York of SA by China


I print the entire link contents for your benefit.

“China’s Shanghai Zendai Property on Tuesday launched the first phase of an R87 billion ($6.4 billion) new city project in South Africa, saying the slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy would not affect construction.

The local unit of the Hong Kong-listed firm said it had completed some luxury accommodation units at a cost of R400 million, bringing investment on the project near the commercial capital of Johannesburg to R1.4 billion.

The homes are part of the planned 1,600 hectare “Modderfontein New City” that will include offices, a light industry park, housing for 100,000 people, schools and entertainment centres.

It is expected to take at least 15 years to complete.

Asked if the project would be affected by cooling Chinese growth, Shanghai Zendai’s local chief executive, Anthony Diepenbroek, said “No, not at all … we also raised local financing. It’s going to be a function of the local economy.”

China is headed for its slowest growth in 25 years this year and its markets have tumbled in the last few months, giving global markets a scare.

The whole development is expected to create 23,000 jobs upon completion and contribute R4 billion annually in taxes, Diepenbroek said.

While Chinese companies have been building roads and infrastructure across sub-Saharan Africa for years, Shanghai Zendai’s project is the largest real estate deal by a Chinese firm in Africa’s most sophisticated economy.

It is described as an international residential community and may attract some of the Chinese nationals in South Africa, of which are there are around 300,000.

The chief operations officer of Shanghai Zendai, Wenhui Du, told reporters South Africa would be used as a springboard for further investment on the continent.”

There you have it, and another one on the same subject:

Tags: China in Africa,Trade,International Politics,Africa,Obama

Ike Jakson

In Americus Georgia saka Americoon

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A time to decide

August 30, 2015

When I first wrote Life is a journey I was new in Blogging in my own Site after commenting in others for about a year.

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August 3rd, 2015

August 27, 2015

I had known for years ever since I first learned to count that August 3rd [a normal Saturday] was the day the Stork delivered me to Momma and Daddy.  They told me that I would have a birthday every year on the same day and if I be good I would get a small gift every year on my birthday.


In the meantime time past much too quick and since the turn of the century even quicker.


By late last year I realized that it makes 75 years in total from 1940 to 2015 and I started wondering whether I would be safe getting up every morning.


But I have always been one for adventure and decided to take my chances and the plan started during the night of August 2nd this year of 2015.


I took my chance, the biggest one I have ever taken, and when the clock struck 6 AM I got up, still dressed in my nightgown turned the kettle on and made myself a steaming mug of coffee.


Nothing went wrong; here I am today, still alive and unscathed.  Nothing will ever make me hesitate again; let them come.  I am ready for all of them.


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Take a Chance on Me.”

I shall put my faith in the Sun

August 21, 2015

Blah all modern science, Einstein, Darwin and their Ilk; as a Naturalist I shall base my hopes in the Sun.


It is not a good year to be that foolhardy but my Old Sun has been around the globe a good few years and I shall continue to believe that it will pull it off again no matter what Global Warmists, Freezers, Climate Changers and Al Gore has to say.


I shouldn’t be too hard on the Climate Change Lobbyists because change is an ongoing process no matter how hard Mankind may try to screw it up.


August 3rd, my birthday 75 years ago this year, normally heralds the arrival of spring where I live at Latitude/longitude: 32°28′46″S18°32′18″E, in the southern hemisphere you will note.


For all you guys still sticking to Fahrenheit, a good bet to convert is C times 1.8 plus 32.  That makes 10°C exactly 50°F and so on until you get 40°C giving you 104°F in Dallas TX in June.


Right now our night temps should be averaging around 15 at night with 25 plus at midday.  In stead we have had low single digits [down to 3° the night before last] and 11, 12, 13’s day time.


This is the second year in a row, which makes you worry a little.  Last year it took half of my almost full grown guava tree but it recovered a little during the summer; two weeks ago the black frost hit it again.  All the leaves right around the entire tree had turned a sickly black.  I called ole Rip down from the hills and we took a couple of branches off, thick sturdy ones 3 inches circumference; inside sat a small core of about half an inch.


“Take the tree out and plant a new one before the heat of December,” ole Rip advised.


“The sun is a little behind this year,” said the wise old scorcher.


I checked up my personal diary that I keep up to date; yes, truly today we are 61 days following the Northern lift-off over America.  That means at even speed our day should have stretched by 80 minutes since then.  Instead we are at 65 minutes today.


“Don’t fret,” old Rip said, “it gained a full 3 minutes yesterday and will pass the equator at full speed before it starts slowing down for the December maintenance crews to get it ready for the return start-up December 21st.


I am reassured; it’s nature.  Perhaps we had a few human germs too many down here this winter, to freeze out this year but we will soon be back to normal.


“You bet,” said old Rip, “comes December you will have a dark tan while your palls are having their balls frozen off up North.  “Trust the Sun, trust Nature, and trust in The Lord.”  That was his departing shot.


I shall follow his advice.  I didn’t mention Darwin to ole Rip; it is not a good idea to do that when the old guy visits; he is still the old school original Naturalist, and so am I.


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon


History Part 3 on Parallels and Analysis

August 8, 2015

An event or more than one event can in the course of time be viewed as history; it has happened that a link or parallels in a series of events can in time be seen as history in formation but one event that takes place today can in no way for sure be said to have made history on the day the event occurs.


Many interpretations of history are sometimes used to support the cliché that “history repeats itself” but no one has yet provided any detail of which event of today will repeat itself and where. We live in a too fast and an ever faster changing world to predict the future on current events.


Having said in History Part 2 that any interpretation of history depends on who wrote the book and/or who reads it as well as when it was written and when it is read one only has to look at the huge wars with words between races, cultures, religions on [just one example] the death penalty. It seems half of the World wants it abolished entirely and the other half wants to make it mandatory for serious offences.


Presumably all participants in this war have access to the same sources of past history.


Allow me some mischief, please.


The death penalty is a very old matter; let us have a look at more recent times and use the Internet as an example. Man had by 1990 [a bare 25 years ago] established the basics for the Internet and we had email.


Came the explosion of technology and within the same generation it started half of the World wants to curb the excesses of the new miracle but the other half is shouting for freedom of speech, the press and liberty for all. Who is right and who is wrong?


The greatest anomaly of modern time is money. The rich have no money at all; what they possess is a link to the Internet; the poor are the only ones still using money because they can’t afford bank charges. In the meantime articles by the dozen are published daily on Tsunami floods of fraud, hot-money laundering and Forex trillions in mille-seconds going around but nothing for the poor.


Where is the history of the Internet taking us? Where is the precedent to guide us?


The predictions of the author of 1984 came and left without much ado; perhaps we will end up with his Animal Farm 2020. They are the only creatures that make sense with their innate ability to adapt one day at a time. Strong, sturdy, meek, graceful, whether small and tiny, great or large, patiently using only what they need. Yes, they will survive, to protect Mankind in his madness to destroy his own species.

 Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon


Conversations about Analogies

August 7, 2015

These conversations are taking place in South Africa.

Way back in the Kennedy days our country was often the main topic; most of the time the only topic in World conversations. A major shift has since occurred; the conversations are now taking place on our shores.

“How are they doing, Son?”

“Very good, Dad, I would say excellent in fact.”

“Are you pleased now that we didn’t move on in ’88?”

“Yeah Dad, very pleased; you know that I was sorry afterwards that I didn’t accept your offer, but things have changed so much I am pleased now we didn’t. And you, Dad, how ya feel now?”

“Well Son, to tell you the truth; your future meant so much to me and it hurt for quite a while that you couldn’t go the only route that I could afford then but as you say, things have changed. I am pleased today that we stayed put.”

“Yeah Dad, we have a lot of shit right now and I expect it to get worse but we will be better off soon.”

“Much sooner than you think, Son. Yeah, much much sooner. They are on a roller coaster now, heading our way but they don’t understand it.”

“More like a runaway train, Dad; or a clone that went its own way. The direction mechanisms all gone awry and the thing is tumbling to wherever it may go.”

“And our Folks out here, Son? How’re you dooin’ wit’ them?”

“Well Dad, I done tole you a while ago that I have stopped doing Government business. When the guv, semi or fully in charge move in I close my bags and leave.”


“Yeah Dad, but you will be surprised at what I have learned. I am sure you understand but only a very few other White Folks have any inkling of reality.”

“That’s a wide statement, my boy; what do you mean by that?”

“Dad, a lot of White people think Africa had no governance when our ancestors arrived here, so we set about installing governments based on the European models that were available; in fact it is a bit of a laugh, Dad, but we were setting up the same governing systems that is now a failure in the European systems of today.”

“Yeah, I think I understand; if you are referring to the tribal instincts, as I see it.”

“Spot on, Dad. Europeans of old were tribesmen as much as Africa was but Europe can’t get to figure it out whereas our tribes have virtually completed the process. I leave a conference, as I said, and most times within a day or two a guy will find me on the phone, asking to speak to me confidentially and off the record.”


 “Yeah, Dad, and I will have a booking to come and see him next week.”

 “Huh, but you said you dropped all Government business?”

 “Yeah Dad, and please stop the Huh, Huh. I get to his place, the industrial and business leaders of his tribe are introduced to me and then he leaves but you gotta see this to believe it.”

 “Son, you better explain real fast if you don’t want me sayin’ Huh again.”

 “Ole Dad, my dear ole Dad; then he goes but before he does he tells me to deal with his people direct and ignore Central Government. I get paid well and I think they all get their customary cut but I get the business without the interference … and anyway, Dubai is on the move again. I have a lot of work lined up there and next month I am making my first trip to China; invitation has been received and I accepted. China is on the move in Africa and the Russians are getting in too.”

 “And the rest, huh Son?”

 “They are Africanizing, Dad; they seem to have the need for it. It won’t work for them but they are welcome to try as far as I am concerned.

 Yeah, Africanizing is spreading its wings over Europe and the oceans of the continents, except for China and Russia. On these two rest the power of the New World and the will to stop the rot elsewhere.

 Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon


Hiroshima 70 Years Ago and Today

August 6, 2015

Hiroshima Aug 6th 1945

On August 6, 1945, the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing about 140,000 by the end of the year, out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. As the 70th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack approaches, Reuters photographer Issei Kato sourced archive images of the cities in the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and revisited the same locations today.

Above: The gutted Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, which is currently called the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome, after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the same location near Aioi Bridge now (inset).


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

Up the I-75 a full year event

August 3, 2015

Three score and fifteen today; just cruising along.

Act your Age 

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

Farewell to Life

August 2, 2015

Saturday, August 01, 2015


Don’t worry my friends and some of the family. I will be OK but at some stage soon before many more 1st of August’s life will cease.


In fact, you can hardly call it life the way we used to define it. I shall survive because I am taking precautions to keep my brain alive; the farming community around my area of abode will plant and harvest; ants, flies, little worms and cockroaches will roam and do what they do to maintain the soil and keep it clean. The brain dead will ambulate for a while and drop away; more work for the ants, flies, worms and roaches to convert to material for the soil.


I have seen this coming since 1990. The end of Life is nigh; hi-tech will hasten it and I expect the finale any day or week; maybe it will take a few months but surely then it will be done.


It’s a freezing 3 F degrees out here this morning at 04:17 AM; an unusual cold climate change that came much too soon after the global cooling of last year. I suspect that to be a large part of the cause of the massive brain death rate syndrome that is spreading like a tsunami over the land.


Our electric power is still on when it happens to be on; good men in the coal mines and oil industry are keeping it up [no place for women or pansies in that task; it needs men with brawn and brains]; our fixed landline phones are still on most of the time [again it’s men with strong arms and legs climbing up these strong four or five meters high posts to connect the copper wire. We have some problems with the major [well, we only have one] landline supplier that also wants part of the wireless cellular cake but fortunately for us keep on screwing it up so it is not getting anywhere.


The high-tech wireless industry is on the verge of collapse. Let by a group we call Nebo Voda Non-Com.


Just look at this and tell me whether I am completely nuts. My account is paid to date. They confirm it. I have just got my new data allocation for the month, a little over 4 hours ago; they confirm that. Why do I get this?


I checked it again at 2015/08/01 05:10 AM. There you see it; the computer tells me so. But there is an entire Web page saying the opposite:


You have run out of data and airtime

To continue browsing the Internet, simply recharge with airtime. Save on data charges, and click here to buy a data bundle

You can also transfer a data bundle from any other Vodacom cellphone directly to your data SIM card, no hassle.
STEP 1: Dial *111#, FREE from your Vodacom cellphone.
STEP 2: Select Bundle Transfer and choose the bundle you want to send to your data SIM card.
STEP 3: Start browsing again!

Got a cellphone or a tablet?

You can load your airtime by removing your data SIM card from your device and inserting it into a cellphone. Then recharge like you would with any cellphone.

Once you have airtime, you can purchase a data bundle in one of the following ways:

On your Vodacom cellphone:
Dial *111# and select “bundle purchases”.
Send an SMS to 100 (FREE) with the bundle size you need
E.g.: “MyMeg 500” to 100

On the web:
Visit, sign in to your My Vodacom account and click on ‘Buy bundles’
Visit the Vodacom Online Shop at and buy data with your bank card.

Got a Vodacom 3G modem or router?

Use our Vodafone Mobile Broadband (VMB) Connection Manager to convert airtime into data:

Go to ‘Buy once-off data bundle’ on the ‘My Account’ drop-down list to select a data bundle


Send a FREE SMS from your VMB Connection Manager with the data bundle size you want to 100.

For example: If you want to buy a MyMeg 250 data bundle, SMSMyMeg 250 or for a 1GB, SMSMyGig 1 to 100

For assistance, please call Vodacom Customer Care on 082 111, FREE from your Vodacom cellphone.


Farewell to Life my friends. It looks sure that by end of day the entire work force in high-tech will be down with BDS [dead brains].


As I said I have seen it coming since 1990. The invisible machine has taken over; the machine is running man. We may as well close schools and cease education; shucks that’s probably where the new generations fall victim to the BDS.


Farewell to Life as we once knew it, my Friends. I am going to plant some cabbages, some tomatoes and early spring peas today.


Progress Report 8/1/2015 6:37:37 AM, time as by my computer:


I tried their emergency number again and found one that can talk and decided on a different approach. First I insulted his Company then asked him how long he has been with them. “Three years,” he said. Then I asked him whether he knows that the entire Company is fucked up. You won’t believe it he laughed and said, “Yes Sir.” So what could I do? I thanked him for his honesty and he then admitted that there is a big problem right now; could not even guess when it will be solved but honest enough to tell me so. We parted in good spirits; at least one of them has a live brain.


Update: 8/2/2015 3:26 AM. It was still off at just after one AM and I checked when I woke up a few miutes ago. It was on.


PS: The blank spaces in the No-Com Voda Nebo-Com are from their site. I dunno how to remove blanks spaces.


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon



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