Posts Tagged ‘rip van winkel’

A WordPress Google Test

June 27, 2015

If anyone knows what is happening at Google let me know please.

 My Gmail address of many years has gone poof and I got a temp new one as underneath but I haven’t a clue what will happen to Gmail and this Post.

 Old Friends, do email me at the new address; it seems to work but I have lost my entire address book in the process.

 Enjoy a happy 4th of July America.

New Gmail address:


I have Conquered

February 28, 2015

I made it today.

 It was kind of made for me by something in a small local e-Mag called the Daily Maverick. They deserve and get the recognition.

 It jumped out from the daily quote just below the headline of yesterday’s edition but I only got to read it just now.

 Commence quote:

“This man has conquered the world! What have you done?”

The philosopher replied without an instant’s hesitation, ‘I have conquered the need to conquer the world’.”
Steven Pressfield, historian and all-round fantastic writer. It’s Friday, don’t try and take over the world. That’s a Monday kind of task.

Ends Quote.

The Maverick is worth reading for its wide coverage of events of the day and reflections of history affecting current events. It covers politics for all tastes, which is a rare achievement in a World of partisan divisions. Research is of a high standard; it covers major sport events, a daily cartoon by Jerm and even gives you a short glimpse of weather conditions around the World for the day.

 It’s almost two hours after midnight. I have conquered and hope to keep it that way. Good night Folks.

Today 26 Months to go

November 20, 2014

American political campaigning goes non-stop though voters only get to do their bit every two years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The inauguration of the President takes place on the 20th of January in all the leap years.

Nobody will argue the point that the current administration has had an effect nobody would have considered possible at the start of the previous half century that I use as my instrument of measuring history, taking every half a century starting at the beginning of the years that end with 10 or 60.

If you look at recent events that have still to become history the election of the Bama was in fact a natural confluence of things that happened from the year of 1960 onwards.

It was always going to happen from the day Jack Kennedy won the 1960 race.

Kennedy was born in May 1917; Mandela was of July 1918. Complete the picture in short President Reagan February 1911. Idi Amin was guessed to hail from 1925. Jomo Kenyatta arrived in 1889 and was therefore, 70 years old when he started the racial cleansing in Kenya and running full speed with it while Americans were voting for Kennedy just three years before Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. In the meantime a fellow named Barrack Obama was born wherever on August 3rd of Kennedy’s first year in the White House.

That’s all for now Folks; there will be a lot more on days, weeks, months, years and events that shaped the half century that we are in right now; you know the one that started in 2010.

It wasn’t ever a good idea to get one of our guys into the White House. Gird the loins, grind the teeth and bear it; after all he got the votes fair and square. It had been in the cards since 1960 anyway; you just didn’t see it coming, that’s all.

In just less than 24 months from today you will know who the Bama’s successor will be to take the White House keys and let the current incumbent go free to further screw your country up elsewhere.

Please this time, for our sake, your sakes and for the sake of the World elect an American to the job.

A Bleak Future

November 3, 2014

I read these Articles in the early hours of this morning and decided to comment.

Arthur, [that’s the name of one author] I have to say this tongue in cheek because if people find out I am actually serious they will laugh in my face.

I look at World events in periods of 50 years and have found the best time lines to be the 50 years starting on 10 and 60; therefore the previous 50 was from 1960 to the last day of 2009; The current one started the first day of 2010.

By the start of the one on Wednesday 1st January 2110 the World will be a desolate place, hopefully starting to recover but I doubt it, from the excesses of the past 50 years, the one that we are in now [with decay setting in rapidly] and the one coming along in 2060 that will destroy the last vestiges of what is currently considered to be so great and wonderful.

We will start 2110 with barter trade in a world that will have maybe two million people; there will be no Internet. Those given the task will have to start from scratch and food will be first on the agenda for many decades.

What is the main cause of my silly view, you may ask. Very simply, our addiction to the wonders of the computer will be our downfall. Hi tech has developed to the extreme where we don’t need brains any longer; we have stopped using what we have left of the grey matter and of course, long lost our ability to think.

We are now being run by a generation of ignoramuses.

Ikepedia on NewSpeak, OldSpeak and Froggy Stories

March 20, 2013

George Orwell published his book called 1984 in 1949 following on his essay called Animal farm in 1946.

 Many scholars have examined the validity of his works and many different views have been expressed on his choice of 1984 to predict [in a way sort of] the time frame for the unfolding of the event[s]; some equally well-known researchers even claim that he might have had 2020 in mind for the time when it would become reality.

 There is even greater division among researchers of who Orwell had in mind in his musings.  Many have said that he meant it to present a picture of Russia in 1984.  I read the book differently.  To my mind the work was not aimed at Russia or Communism at all [the proof is there that it never came about in Russia in the way he wrote about Big Brother controlling the minds and actions of the people through a television screen].  He certainly had a vision of something and being far ahead in thinking at the time already alluded to it in Animal Farm, thus predicting a change in the natural hierarchy of the species by putting the Animals in charge and eventually reducing mankind to the level of the visitor at the Zoo.  Just for a moment try and see us through the eyes of the monkey and the tiger in the Zoo.  How do they see I us?  Species Homo sapiens move along the designated paved walkways eating ice cream, waving little flags and hot air balloons with the Animals looking on in amazement at these strange creatures on the other side of the fence.  Who is behind the bars and who is free?  Indeed I may ask who is in bondage.

 Let me get back to how we speak; also allow me to jump in like a frog.

 Contrary to common thinking Animals do speak and they are [and have been] consistent in their methods of communication with others.  Homo sapiens are the species that failed, and in my mind that was the real thrust behind Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984.

 Have a look at this one and jot down the figures on a piece of paper.  LOL

 LOL LOL LeeHaaw Heehaw [ditto as many times as you want].

 Ever since the Darwin idiot wrote his silly book Man cannot decide whether the earth and everything on or in it have been around for six thousand years as some would have it or six thousand trillion years as others claim; scientists are baffled and quote figures; archeologists pick up or dig a bone out and quote other different figures; “nature conservation” ideologists and various do-gooder groups see a frog for the first time in their lives and we have another conference in some luxury hotel, sparkling vino and caviar by the barrel [don’t talk about the poor for at least one day] and let us talk about little frogs.

 What we simply don’t seem to realize is that froggies, bugs, ants, fruit flies [hundreds of species] trillions of these little things are on the move all the time.  They survive by moving when they get fed-up with all the noise we make.

 There you have it now.  Take it as my first and opening shot about the chosen headline.

 To be continued …

My New Blog Format

August 16, 2012

Some of you must have seen it; it’s for the eye and more in line with what I have to do to accomplish what I need [and want] to do hereafter.

Politics are becoming wearisome in the extreme and the History of Humankind and Money as I call it in my second headline is a far better description of my interests and my career than what I had in my Headlines before.

However, especially for my old Friend Nolanimrod, I shall continue to consult with the bards Rip van Winkel and Uylen Spiegel of Old Europe; there being very little that can be said of the New Europe.

I am also suddenly experiencing a problem to get my Hotlinks accepted in Posts.  I have to compose all Jaksonian Philosophy in MSWord for the eye; then copy/paste it into the New Post in the WordPress Dashboard and you can see what a hash I made of that in my recent effort: It’s all so easy at:

I shall keep on trying but was very pleasantly surprised when I ran a similar Article in Fin24, the South African Finance “e-paper” and got myself 243 readers in a day.

If and when you have time, have a look at it at:

And I am sure that 243 reads a day count for something.

Fin24 also run a small WordPress BlogSite and I am proud to have been asked to help them getting it going a little faster.  I use the same Headline and Gravatar; they insert Fin24 where you [or Wordie] insert WordPress in America in the URL, or that’s what I think one must call it.

I shall never forget you guys and I don’t intend doing the disappearing trick on you ever.  Just get the Bama out in November and I shall come over to celebrate, eye or no eye.

In conclusion for now all you lovely and adorable Americans of the 49 States, please for your own sake take note of my Post:

I got out of the market, every single penny at closing time today; still scored a little 3/4 of 1% on the last day but things don’t look so good; you must follow your own inclinations but I am taking a breather.  The market must drop at least 20% overall before I will even consider getting back in.  Don’t forget some fools invested some of your pensions in Standard Chartered.

And now the fools are starting killing each other with pangas [one of you know what a panga looks like and what it can do to you?] and long spears without any apparent awareness that the Lonmin mines have closed down because of exactly that.  I shall try and get a picture to you; it is bizarre.

God Bless Old America and all of you that have crossed my path and gave me so much love.