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Velocity Trade and Greg Blank an analogy with a variation Part One

February 25, 2018

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Evolution and Demise of the Manifest Destiny of Mankind Part Two

February 23, 2018

You have read Part One I assume; if not you have to read it here first.  It will enable you to find the analogy.

Part Two that you are now reading is not the oft mentioned “missing link” in the silly story of Evolution.  It is the natural result that will inevitably follow unless Mankind can sort his life out and get back to sanity before he destroys his last chance to survive as Specie.

To understand the risk we have to consider the natural development of Nature and the other Species.

The Earth is all we have and Nature has found a way to cope with Change and the greed of Man.  You see it in weather patterns or climate change as we started calling it recently when we had to admit that the “hole in the ozone” scare was a lot of bunkum.  Climate change is as permanent as the earth and will continue to adjust as we try harder to destroy it all in the pursuit of what has come to be called wealth but it will accelerate to cope with our excesses.

Our rivers, the seas and oceans have adapted but we have not.  I have a notion that Nature will care about some of that soon with a few of these luxury new floating hotels that are now entering the oceans, simply by sinking them like Titanic’s in a row one after the other, and I won’t shed one tear.  The oceans are for fish and the creatures of the seas and are not the domain of Mankind; we have to cease that abuse.  They will revolt if we don’t voluntarily leave them to do what only they can do best.

Mankind manifest Destiny was first mentioned by some mad American [go read it up] as the destiny of America to rule from the Atlantic to the Pacific; so the madness to grab came about.  Then they didn’t know what to do with it and greed took control.

Will a massive War provide the answer, or will starvation of the poor do it?  I don’t know how we can avoid either but therein is no answer.

I am sure Nature will do it.  There is nothing in Space; any oxygen or hydrogen; so that is no answer either.  Yes, I have heard that some lunatics are talking about a huge pipeline to deliver rivers of fresh clean water from Planet Mars to Planet Earth but that is just another warped mind for the fools that will pay for it.

Wait for Part 3.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

 

A Tribute to Julius Malema as a future President of South Africa

February 10, 2018

There are many sources and theories on this day in history when Brutus arrived at his meeting with the Caesar.

 The Caesar asked:

 “Et Tu, Brutus …?”

 The one I like best was [from Brutus in reply]:

 “I have not come to praise thee, Oh Caesar … I ave come to kill and bury thee.”

 Of all those who aspire to greatness in Africa and the rich White and Black, young Julius Malema, born as the son of a Domestic Worker on 3rd March 1981 is the only one with the guts to tell present incumbent Jacob Zuma “You gotta pay back that money.”

 Go well, Julius.

 Malema has broken free from old politics to tell his own people what the real problem is.

 Watch out for my follow up on this Post.

 Ike Jakson

saka Americoon in Americus GA.

 Running in Facebook at the same time.

 Read some more on Julius in the references to Caesar and Brutus: [acknowledgement and complements to Google]:

 Searches related to: What did Caesar say to Brutus when he arrived?

t Tu Brute? Not Caesar’s Last Words – Today I Found Out

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/…/et-tu-brute-not-caesars-famous-last-words/

 Apr 30, 2013 – Brutus‘ influence was also of more immediate impact on Caesar’sassassination: he was ancestor of Marcus Junius Brutus, the very Brutus to whomCaesar (allegedly) cried to in death. … Plutarch and Suetonius would have something to sayabout this, if they’d been around to read Shakespeare’s account.

All speeches (lines) for Brutus in “Julius Caesar” :|: Open Source …

https://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/…/charlines.php?…Brutus…juliuscaesar

 Ay, Casca; tell us what hath chanced to-day, That Caesar looks so sad. 14. I,2,312. I should not then ask Casca … What said he when he came unto himself? 20. I,2,369. And after that,he came, thus sad, away? 21. I,2,390 ….Caesar than you shall do to Brutus. The question of… 86. III,2,1591. My countrymen,—. 87. III,2,1594.

Et tu, Brute? – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Et_tu,_Brute%3F

 Caesar initially resisted his attackers, but when he saw Brutus, he reportedly responded as hedied. The historical Caesar’s last words are not known with certainty. The Roman historian Suetonius, a century and a half after the incident, claims Caesar said nothing as hedied, but that others reported that Caesar’s last words …

Missing: arrived

Julius Caesar Act 2, Scene 1 Summary – Shmoop

https://www.shmoop.com/julius-caesar/act-2-scene-1-summary.html

 Thus Brutus decides action must be taken now, as Caesar is like a serpent’s egg—dangerous once hatched. (Time to make an omelet.) While doing all this thinking, Brutus sends his servant Lucius to light a candle in his room. Lucius returns with a letter he’s found (Cassius’s invention). The letter says Brutus should …

In Julius Caesar, why does Caesar say “Even you, Brutus?” before his …

https://www.enotes.com › Homework Help › Julius Caesar

 He doesn’t, actually. He says “and you,Brutus?”, sometimes read as meaning “even you, Brutus?”, or perhaps “and you, as well,Brutus?”. And he says it in Latin. The one moment in this Roman play where Shakespeare has someone speak in Latin. It’s as if this colossal moment in the play: the central thirty seconds of action …

No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar: Act 4, Scene 2, Page 2

nfs.sparknotes.com › No Fear Shakespeare › Julius Caesar

LUCILLIUS. They plan to spend the night in Sardis. The larger part, the main body of cavalry, are coming with Cassius. BRUTUS. Hark! He isarrived. March gently on to meet him.BRUTUS. Look! He’s arrived. March to meet him at a dignified pace. Enter CASSIUS and his powers. CASSIUS enters with his army. CASSIUS.

SparkNotes: Julius Caesar: Act III, scenes ii–iii

http://www.sparknotes.com › SparkNotes › Shakespeare Study Guides › Julius Caesar

Brutus and Cassius enter the Forum with a crowd of plebeians. Cassius exits to speak to another portion of the crowd. Brutus addresses the onstage crowd, assuring them that they may trust in his honor. He did not kill Caesar out of a lack of love for him, he says, but because his love for Rome outweighed his love of a single …

No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 2, Page 5

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 BRUTUS. I don’t, Cassius, though I loveCaesar very much. But why do you keep me here so long? What do you want to tell me? If it’s for the good of all Romans, … And bade him follow. So indeed he did. The torrent roared, and we did buffet it. With lusty sinews, throwing it aside. And stemming it with hearts of controversy.

Did Caesar Really Say, “Et Tu, Brute?” | The Philology Institute

http://www.thephilologyinstitute.com/2017/03/14/did-caesar-really-say-et-tu-brute/

Mar 14, 2017 – When [Caesar] came in and the Senate saw him, the members rose out of respect to him. … With rage and outcriesCaesar turned now upon one and now upon another like a wild animal, but, after receiving the wound from Brutus he at last despaired and, veiling himself with his robe, composed himself for …

Julius Caesar Act 2 Summary and Analysis | GradeSaver

http://www.gradesaver.com/julius-caesar/study-guide/summary-act-2

3 days ago – Cassius, Casca, Decius, Cinna, Metellus and Trebonius, all of them conspirators against Caesar, have arrived at Brutus‘ home. … Brutus says that, “Since Cassius first didwhet me against Caesar / I have not slept” (2.1.61) He adds to this that his mind, “Like to a little kingdom, suffers then / The nature of an …

Ike Jakson

saka Americoon in Americus GA.

Why and who is closing SASSA Bank in SA?

January 28, 2018

A letter circulated by Piketberg Municipality just before this weekend informed the poor that SASSA Bank is about to be closed.  I can only suppose it has happened elsewhere too because Municipal Authorities are responsible for the identification of and records of recipients of grants

It is with a little wry humor that I noted the date on the letter was 7th December 2017 but only reached our town on Friday 26th January to inform SASSA grant recipients that unless they supply details of their banking accounts where future SASSA grants can be deposited they will no longer receive their grants.  Don’t they understand that a SASSA recipient cannot afford a banking account, even if there was a bank in town, which is not the case in hundreds of small communities in small towns all across the country?

We can talk about this for months but everyone knows who is behind this.

JULIUS MALEMA, THIS IS YOUR TIME.  SPEAK OUT, RAISE HELL, LET THEM HAVE IT BETWEEN THE EYES; YOU WILL FIND ME RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.

 Google January 28, 2018

 5 months to go and SA no closer to Sassa grants solution | News24

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/…/5-months-to-go-and-sa-no-closer-to-sassa-gr…

 Nov 1, 2017 – This team will comprise officials from Treasury, the South African ReserveBank, as well as Sassa and SAPO’s technical teams. It would need until Tuesday or Wednesday next week to review the deal in its entirety and provide suggestions. Only then will Parliament hear if a deal can be struck, seven months …

Expiry of SASSA Card

http://www.sassa.gov.za/index.php/newsroom/301-expiry-of-sassa-card

Oct 16, 2017 – The issues of the South AfricanSocial Security Agency (SASSA) expiry card has brought a lot of uncertainty among social grant beneficiaries who are now living in fear of what will happen when the card expires on 31 December 2017 . SASSA would like to assure beneficiaries of social grants that the …

Sassa to reactivate bank account to diversify payment of grants – EWN

ewn.co.za/2017/…/sassa-to-reactivate-its-bank-account-to-diversify-payment-of-grants

 Sep 16, 2017 – JOHANNESBURG – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini saysSouth Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) is in the process of re-activating its bank account by January. Dlamini announced the progress being made by the social security agency yesterday to appoint a new service provider to pay …

Five things Sassa is doing to take social grant payments away from CPS

https://www.timeslive.co.za/…/south-africa/2017-09-15-five-things-sassa-is-doing-to-t…

 Sep 15, 2017 – The outcome of the assessment and how the Post Office can support grant payments will be announced next week‚ said Dlamini. 2. The South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) is opening a new bank account for the monthly R10-billion that is paid in grants with support from the Treasury and South .

 Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

Good work from The Hogg Man

December 14, 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017

 

  South Africa’s cash-strapped Treasury has just received some welcome news from Facebook’s chief financial director Dave Wehner.

Facebook has a large and hugely profitable slice of SA’s online advertising market. But because SA clients are billed out of Facebook’s international HQ in Ireland, no tax is paid to the SA Treasury. The company’s rationale is purely financial: Ireland has a company tax rate of 12.5%. SA’s is 28%.

After mounting pressure from many countries including the UK, Facebook has agreed to address its morally indefensible practice. In his Facebook blog published on Tuesday, CFO Wehner promised that in future “advertising revenue supported by our local teams…will be recorded by our local company in that country.” Put another way, something over R500m a year in SA-bought advertising on Facebook that’s now going to Ireland will in future be invoiced by the Johannesburg office. And the tax on the profit will paid in South Africa.

It’s a breakthrough in the running battle between smaller countries and tax avoiding multinationals. And is sure to put the local spotlight onto Google, which has a similar structure to Facebook, but six times the revenues. According to PWC, in 2016 Google generated a hefty R2.8bn from its SA online advertising clients. Taxpayers will be hoping where Mark Zuckerberg’s company has now gone, the one controlled by Larry Page and Sergey Brin will follow. Doing so would make Google’s “do no evil” credo almost palatable.

Best

 Signed by Alec

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

Good work Alec!  What you gotta do now is hit Velocity Trade and the rest of the thieves.

Evolution and Demise of the Manifest Destiny of Mankind Part One

October 5, 2017

Our family often visited the World famous Kruger National Park when our children were young.  The Kruger haven is or largest natural game reserve situated in what was then called the Eastern Transvaal region of South Africa of the day; millions of the rich in the World crowd the reserve today.  It has become the refuge of the rich and famous; all kinds of celebrities of dubious honor come in large groups and the old days when it was a weekend away for ordinary citizens have long gone.

Let me cut this story short.

I enjoyed visiting Pretoriuskop Camp in the southwest corner of the Park; always booked a cottage at the end of the northeast section close to the natural pool and from our front porch I looked out over maybe 60 by 80 meters of open space towards the surrounding fence [erected around all camps to keep the large animals of prey out] from where I could watch the monkeys climbing over the strong wire fence late afternoon to settle in a massively large wild fig tree for the night.  There would be half an hour of loud discussions [never any fight or injured monkey] as each one would find his reserved space according to what was obviously a rigid pecking order system obeyed by every single member of the clan.  Early next morning they would come down out of the tree, climb out over the fence and go about their business of looking for food for the day.  It was obvious from the orderly discussions before they all left that each of them had his role cut out for the day.  I never in many years saw any fights, friction or any signs of havoc in the World of the Kruger Park Monkey species.

I also never saw one rich or one poor monkey; none wore rings or mink coats; never saw one neglected young kiddy monkey or a poor one begging for food.

We were there last time in 1977 and my readers will all remember that we did not have fax machines or cellular phones at that time.  Computers were large big blue machines; input was all on punched cards; output had reached the tape deck stage and reams of paper; desktop computers did not exist as yet and there was no Internet.  The monkey species had reached their peak and they would continue to prosper but would do so within a strict order of discipline and duty.

Let me give you an example.

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Just decided to end Part One here to give you all enough time to work out what you may expect in Part Two.  ‘Nuff said if I tell you all that you will be shocked right down into your boots, or your little toes if you are not wearing boots at the time when you read Part Two.

The series will run concurrently in WordPress and Facebook.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

A short Interlude

September 26, 2017

I don’t know how long it will be but I have to take a short interlude for my eye.

It is not getting any better though I keep hoping that the deterioration has slowed down and I am taking care to protect what I have and that it doesn’t get worse.

However, I have learned that one must listen when the human body speaks.  I have had a good life; done my bit to live and let live and now face an adversary in Court on Thursday 19th instant.  I need all my wits and powers of observation to clear that hurdle.

Blogging is not all I live for; life has more than that and the Internet is not much more than a convenient tool to me.  It is more often the opposite of that and were it not for the fact that our family ties are now spread around the globe I would live without the Net.

On the other hand it has bestowed on me the joys of meeting a few people that I would not otherwise have met.  I won’t mention names now but a few of us are in regular email contact and they mean a lot to me.  They more than make up for the negative side of the Net that I abhor and despise in human life.

To these few, thank you guys and gals; you are blessings from our Lord God to me and I hope to be that to you one day when you need a shoulder as you have been for me.

For a while therefore my contribution to this Blog will be the minimum that I feel I should do that must be done now.  I remain positive about our Country and will make my contribution to ensure a better life for all whenever or whatever I can contribute to that.  Darn and damn those who cannot see it this way simply because they do not want to see it.

Bless you, all true friends.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

 

Of Vodacom and Orwell 1984 to Animal Farm 2084

September 11, 2017

Much has been said about Big Brother of 1984 but the People never understood and still don’t because the Machine took over.

The People were given cell phones thus creating the massive fences surrounding the cities where all the People were herded in.  Big Brother said “OK, now you all have cell phones and should be happy.”

So, all the Animal species were set free; they graze and flourish, moving freely but gaze in wonder at these strange creatures behind the barbed wire fences.  There is no escape.

Vodacom got what they wanted; all animal life got their freedom to roam and multiply and the People have cell phones.

The Machine is in charge.  To understand this, read Steinbeck in Grapes of Wrath and follow that up with The Winter of our Discontent.

Thus we will get to 2084; life is great and everyone will have the choice of two cell phones for the parents; all the kiddies will have tablets and unlimited access to Cyber Space.

Reality?  What the heck do you want to talk about reality?  Virtual reality is so much easier; you have no responsibility and you do not have to think; the Machine does all the thinking for you.

Life has never been as good; why, oh me why did we wait so long to get here?

Hey, stop asking questions about poverty!  There will be no poor; press the cellphone button and the machine will bring you all the food you can eat.  Just think about what is going to be in the cinema tonight; press the button and you will have it.

We will all be equal and FREE AT LAST, courtesy of the Machine.

 Ike Jakson

Saka Americoon in Americus GA

The Power of One

September 8, 2017

What would happen if someone steals the Atlantic Ocean tonight and we find it’s all gone when we wake up in the morning?

By mid morning the rot has set in on the West Coast of Southern Africa and will reach Maine in the USA by evening.

What will it look like in a week?

Impossible you say; it cannot happen others will laugh at you.

Well let me tell you, the Vodacom accounts or billing clerks think they can do it and get away with it.

I AM GOING TO STOP THEM!

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Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

I am One of We the People; Yes, I am One of We the People

August 30, 2017

From this day on I aim to be One and I intend to stand firm and will not budge.

 We have a Constitution and I shall obey and honor that but I shall demand that others in business or politics do the same where it affects me or those that are dear to me.

 Join me and let us discuss our Constitution and our rights and duties; we cannot have the rights without the implicit duties to grant the other one the same rights in terms of our Constitution in everything in our daily lives.

Join me now.

Ike Jakson

in Americus Sowega saka Americoon