Whacko Space Exploration and Earth Craters

March 25, 2015

Ayup sayeth the man, this here is a hole in the ground; indeed a big hole it is too. They call it a crater, he says.

 “A 400km wide impact area from a meteor crater has been discovered in Australia. An asteroid that broke up into two pieces before colliding near earth caused the impact. What has baffled the rock scientists, however, is that matching an extinction event to the impact has proved elusive. Since such a large crater would have caused a mass extinction event, identifying ash layers in the sediment rock would have been a giveaway, except none exist that can be found. BBC

 Scientists in Australia have discovered what they say is the largest asteroid impact area ever found.

The 400-kilometre (250-mile) wide area is buried deep in the earth’s crust and consists of two separate impact scars.

The team behind the discovery, from the Australian National University (ANU), said the asteroid broke into two before it hit, with each fragment more than 10km across.

The impact is thought to have occurred at least 300 million years ago.

The surface crater has long since disappeared from central Australia’s Warburton Basin but geophysical modelling below the surface found evidence of two massive impacts, said Dr Andrew Glikson, who led the ANU team.

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“It would have been curtains for many life species on the planet at the time,” said Dr Glikson.

But the team, which published its findings in the geology journal Tectonophysics, has not been able to connect the impact to any known extinction.

“It’s a mystery – we can’t find an extinction event that matches these collisions,” said Dr Glikson. “I have a suspicion the impact could be older than 300 million years.”

 The rocks around the impact zone are roughly 300 to 600 million years old, but a layer of ash that would have been thrown up by the impact has not been detected as sediment in rock layers from the same period.

The large meteorite believed to have killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago corresponds to a layer of sediment in rocks around the world.

“Large impacts like these may have had a far more significant role in the Earth’s evolution than previously thought,” Dr Glikson said.

The apparent impact zone in the Warburton Basin was discovered by accident while scientists were drilling 2km under the Earth’s surface for a geothermal research project.

The dig returned traces of rock that had been turned to glass by extreme temperature and pressure, consistent with a massive impact.

 So what? That’s my gut reaction. Now we know everything in great clear detail.

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South Africa Today March 22nd of 2015

March 23, 2015

Read it all in this link; it refers to similar events in other countries and the USA as well.

 http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-03-23-of-statues-and-history-or-how-do-you-deal-with-a-problem-like-cecil-rhodes/?utm_source=Daily+Maverick+Mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=First+Thing+with+John+stupart%3A+Tuesday%2C+2+September+2014&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymaverick.co.za%2Farticle%2F2015-03-23-of-statues-and-history-or-how-do-you-deal-with-a-problem-like-cecil-rhodes%2F

 Is what South Africa has become what you want to be next? Is that what you want, Mister Cameron? Do you want that for America, Former President Carter? You are also in it, Billary? Will that make you happy? After all, Bill, you got a scholarship from this man once; don’t you think you should step in and defend his honor?

 I can feel the bile rising in my throat.

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The African-Canadian Example

March 23, 2015

Howdy America? This is not for Canada but for you in America, all 57 States, please.

 Read this first before I shall endeavor to explain the reasons for this Post. Read it well; in fact use your minds and study it until you can recite it verbatim, otherwise you won’t be able to understand what I am about to tell you in my follow-up Post.

 To help you, I have included the contents of the link, so you don’t have to go to any trouble opening links and all that. The link is really only included for you to send to your fellow Americans, the entire White House Staff, entire Congress and the entire Senate, all State Governor Offices, State Congress and Senates. In fact, try getting it into the houses of all Americans.

 http://www.theroot.com/articles/world/2011/04/black_canadians_and_african_americans_a_big_cultural_divide.html

 Black Canadian Like Me

It took a Jill Scott concert in Toronto to show that when it comes to black Canadians and black Americans, there’s a lot more dividing us than a border.

 By: Alyson Renaldo

Posted: April 25 2011 12:11 AM

 My friends and I attended a Jill Scott concert in Toronto a few years back. We were very excited. Her music was like an oasis of craft in a desert landscape of mediocrity. As Jill belted out those notes, we sang along and swayed. She led into her wicked tune “It’s Love” by inviting the audience to think about “lovin’, like, we do that good, down-home soul food, you know, candied yams, collard greens, biscuits and gravy, smothered … “

The audience went silent. I remember thinking, “Gravy goes on bread? Really? Candied yams, you say? You mean licorice and a chocolate bar belong on a vegetable? Wow. Oh, I get it — she’s just setting up her experience in the song. But, well, not really, because she’s asking us to reminisce with her, which means we’re supposed to know about these strange food combinations, too.”

One of my friends jokingly turned to the rest of us with, “I don’t think they know there are others on the planet with them. Maybe she thinks the ‘c’ in ‘Canada’ really stands for ‘Carolinas.’ “We laughed. I chimed in with, “After the concert, let’s go to Romania and talk love over curry and roti.” We howled with laughter and went on enjoying the concert.

In truth, however, our comments were made not from humor but from disappointment, which we all felt but chose to ignore. After all, we were here to celebrate Jill’s uniqueness and relevance. Her assumption that her cultural experiences should mirror ours, here, in a completely different country, suggested that she didn’t value our uniqueness and relevance.

Ignorance (or dismissal) of black Canadians as a community was not uncommon to us, but what made this time a little more difficult to swallow was the source. Ordinarily, the source was Caucasians, not people of color, and certainly not black folks.

Could black Americans be as clueless about otherness as Caucasians can often be? Nope, no way; I couldn’t believe that. After all, black Americans vigorously resisted marginalization of their community by speaking up, building universities and creating media outlets and businesses reflective of their sensibilities. They have a profound understanding of how corrosive marginalization can be. I didn’t know what was happening with Jill that night, but I decided that it must have been a mishap. Or was it?

An Invisible Culture within Canada

Growing up, I wished to be in a country remotely aware of its minority population, and from my perspective, that country was the States. So when I graduated from high school, I decided to make a stand against what I believed to be white Canadian apathy toward black Canadians: I decided to attend an American university.

I am a black woman, born and raised in Canada, a nation whose black population barely makes up 2 percent of its approximately 30 million people. I often felt that Canada was not aware we even existed. The mainstream media outlets pushed us to the margins. In the ’90s, when I was in high school, MuchMusic, Canada’s 24-hour video music station, featured R&B music once a week for an hour. The hip-hop show came on for half an hour on weekdays at 3:30 in the afternoon … school let out at 3:10.

Still, I would be flat out lying were I not to confess that growing up in Canada, in terms of the standard of living, bordered on idyllic. For the most part, Canadians live a middle-class existence; even struggling individuals can access basic needs because of the nation’s government-driven mandate of social responsibility. Essentially, Canada is invested in seeing its citizens obtain bootstraps so that they will be afforded the opportunity to pull them up.

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Canada advises Muslims to put some Pork on their Forks

March 21, 2015

With so much confusion in immigration laws in a time of waves of people migrating around the Globe, this was waiting to happen somewhere sometime.

It reached me by email from a friend with the note at the end:

“If you agree, pass it on or if you disagree delete it.” I was sufficiently amused to Blog it.

MAYOR REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM SCHOOL CANTEEN MENU… EXPLAINS WHY

Let’s hear it for a Quebec Mayor or, as the commercial promoting pork says: “put some pork on your fork.”

Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb.

The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents to explain why…

“Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, its way of life, because that’s where they chose to immigrate.

“They must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec.

“They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who so generously welcomed them.

“They must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic, they accepted many immigrants before Muslims (whereas the reverse is not true, in that Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants).

“That no more than other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity or their culture.

“And if Canada is a land of welcome, it’s not the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole.

“Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain.

The municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.

“For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Sharia.

“If you left your country for Canada, and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere.

“Ask yourself the question, just once, “Why is it better here in Canada than where you come from?

 ”A canteen with pork is part of the answer.”

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Spreading the Power

March 21, 2015

It’s a riddle without a solution really; well, unless you call disaster a solution. Let me explain.

Americans will remember the old days during the time of Joe the Plumber when the slogan became “Spreading the Wealth” and what followed on that. Spreading the Power was the real purpose as you will soon see, and live to regret it.

Wise countries with governments that care for and love their countries don’t spread the power. That’s why you will find that Russia, China, Japan and a few others will contain power in the hands of their race. Show me an African-Russian or a Kenyan Chinaman and I will swallow my ignorance on the matter. I dare you, show me.

Australia is another one to watch; they have no idea or desire to accept or adopt African-Australians. They are perfectly happy with keeping power in the hands of Australians.

You will find that Canadians seem to be making a stand; there will soon be a Post on that.

America and England are now at risk and may fall before this half century ends in 2060. England is doomed for it to happen long before that.

Wake up America, the balance of power in your land is so close to the point of tipping the scales and you ending up an African country before you know it. Another two years of the Kenyan and one more term for the Democrats ought to do it.

Take my advice. There is only one possibility to save your bacon. Take all those Mexican Americans including the currently illegal Mexican immigrants and make them full-fledged Americans voting for the Republican Party. Let me give you the proof: you won’t find one single Mexican-African or African-Mexican anywhere in the World. Try me on this one.

Mexicans are simply too smart to fall for the African bit; the two don’t mix at all. Mexicans are workers; that’s all they want to do. The terms [words] Africans and work are incongruent with each other.

You can still save America if you follow my advice. If you don’t I will send you what you will become when Africanized, in all the ugly graphical detail that is now playing off in South Africa. Even the Liberal Whites are now fleeing the Country. Surely you should know about Alan Paton; read this link; read it ten times if you have to:

http://www.ourcivilisation.com/cry.htm

 ikejakson@gmail.com

 

In Memory of Ouboet March 20th of 1938 to August 22nd of 2009

March 20, 2015

There are days one can never erase; this is one that will be remembered even long after I have gone.

To say that I have had no role models would not be quite true. Our Dad was in his last years the man I admired most; he was strict, strong but of the kind and the times when you obeyed your father even if you didn’t agree. He had lived during harsh times in a harsh world in the harshest of all circumstances and I regret that I first found out that I loved him in the last few years of his life when I discovered that I didn’t know everything as I thought I did about seven years earlier. We enjoyed each other with complete faith in one another then but had only three years of that before he died when I had just reached 27 years of age.

By that time Ouboet was a man and the undisputed leader of the clan although he rejected the notion. He lived a resolute life; never made one single mistake and started building a small fortune in a trust by his wits and dedication to sound financial principles not based on but in line with the philosophy of Warren Buffet long before this great man became as well known as he is today.

The Company he worked for had by 1990 grown into one of the two largest financial conglomerates in South Africa. Early 1994 he amazed some and annoyed a few others in management by announcing his serious objections to investment in what he termed Internet Money and also questioned the way management was handling investment of their Pensioners Medical Aid money; he was in a very senior position then and also managed the affairs of the Pensioners Medical Aid Fund

The massive Conglomerate was stunned and offered to promote him; he confounded them by promptly refusing to accept the bribe; that in turn left them with no alternative but to fire him but the Pensioners Medical Aid held all the trump cards and played them by unanimously electing him as Chairman of the Medical Aid. The Conglomerate was so stunned by this that they were actually glad when Ouboet asked for early retirement from the Company one year after taking up Chairmanship of the Pensioners Medical Aid Fund.

He would eventually be re-elected in this position year after year while fighting for their rights against the Company he had worked with for 38 years.

Had he not become ill he would have seen victory but he only just missed it; just more than a year after he passed on a High Court Judge ruled in favor of the Medical Aid Fund and ordered the Conglomerate to find an appropriate agreement on the final quantum of the claim by the Medical Aid Fund and to pay.

Having known him for so long I am sure he would have grunted a laugh at the way victory came; it was all done in Chambers behind closed doors; the press was never invited. I am sure they were told with all the power of the judiciary not to publish anything but Ouboet was never a man for publicity anyway. He always just put his head down, refused to back off when he thought he was right and pursued what he considered the right course.

Sometimes I feel that he never really left us; when cousin Jannie passed on this past Monday I talked to Ouboet for solace because I felt lonely for the first time in my life.

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/jannie-koegelenberg-april-10th-1968-to-march-16th-2015/

The two of them met only once but I am sure that they will guide me on what I must now do with a large conglomerate that overstepped the mark in my life.

In the meantime it is still Ouboet’s birthday today. The clan will not forget.

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Jannie Koegelenberg April 10th 1968 to March 16th 2015

March 18, 2015

 

He was my neighbor and my friend; a man with a smile and a good word for anyone.

He worked the fields; used his own bare hands when he had to; never once did I hear him complain about the cards dealt to him.

In the distance of time behind us somewhere his Grandfather on his mother’s side and my father had a common uncle with the same Christian names given to them at birth; the Dutch maintained the old family name system as recorded in the Family Bible.

Two years ago he was healthy and strong as an ox; then the cruel disease appeared and he crossed the river to join our Lord and Creator this past Monday March 16th.

We will miss you Jannie; your dear young wife and the two beautiful little ones will be cared for as you would have done.

Rest in peace, cousin and good friend. The trees you planted and loved so much will forever remind us that you were one of the best of us. The values you held dear will be preserved intact and remind us of you.

 ikejakson@gmail.com

Another FIRST for South Africa

March 15, 2015

Yes, we have made it. Olè Olè, as we head down the tubes.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31876219

 If the old one is not working as well as it used to, Welcome to Mandelaland and get a new one, complements of President Regop Jakop Zoomah. He is still doing fine with his 73 years old weapon; 18 happy wives to prove it.

 ikejakson@gmail.com

The Bondage of Freedom or Rapid Forward to the Past

March 10, 2015

Yes, we have made it. Olè Olè, as we head down the tubes.

All Joe, the Plumber’s money, the pensions of people now aged 55 and under and of course every penny of the poor, have been redistributed. It’s all safely recorded on computer chips; done, safe and sealed, down the road of “No Return.”

We have finally entered Mandelaland.

 http://www.fin24.com/Economy/High-salary-earners-struggle-to-make-ends-meet-20150310

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The World should read this

March 9, 2015

Yes, from Davos to Washington DC, “all the power brokers” and others who think they know Africa. It should be compulsory reading for foreign diplomats and universities. All in Liberal Politics or Leaders in Religion should shut up, read this and pass an exam on it before they open their mouths on Africa.

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-02-04-history-distorted-forgiving-and-airbrushing-apartheids-protagonists/

Then this:

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/section/south-africa/article/2015-02-25-letter-to-editor-response-from-the-ifp-to-ranjeni-munusamy/

As additional reading, don’t miss this:

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-02-25-a-ringside-seat-to-history-lord-renwick-extremely-close-incredibly-influential/

To complete the course, read:

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/the-case-of-the-disbanded-nelson-mandela-jury/

 If you understand this, Hillary, you may consider 2016; if you don’t understand it, as I expect will be the case, go home, stay there and learn to bake cookies.

 ikejakson@gmail.com

 


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