Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Uncle Ron

Just a quick video of the one and only tolerable American politician Ron Paul being shafted by the media. With coverage like this who doesn't believe at least some form of conspiracy at play between the big bankers and the media ?

More on uncle Ron if you want to know what he's about.


Dachshund said...

Off topic, but here's some good news for a change. Who says South Africa's municipal workers are lazy or greedy? (The Zulus in KZN have always had a thing about getting their tootsies cold, however.)


Union members refuse to strike

Johannesburg - Over 85% of SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) members boycotted a strike over wage increases in Gauteng on Monday, the SABC reported.

Workers told the broadcaster they did not take part because of corruption within the "dysfunctional" provincial leadership.

Their employer, the SA Local Government Association (Salga), said it was pleasantly surprised by the number of union members who arrived for work.

"We somehow expected it. We had put contingencies in place if the eventuality arose where we were overwhelmed... but there was not too much buy-in in Gauteng at least," operations chief Lance Joel told Sapa.

He said if Gauteng did not attract strikers, it would be difficult to do so in any other province.

Samwu general secretary Mthandeki Nhlapo said he could not comment on participation until he had received feedback from provinces.

Workers around the country took to the streets on Monday for an 18% wage increase.

In Cape Town workers banged on bins and made fires out of trash outside the city's offices. Workers marched peacefully to the Bram Fischer building in Bloemfontein.

City of Johannesburg spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane said all essential services were running, despite the strike.

In Tshwane, only 17% workers failed to report for duty. In KwaZulu-Natal strikers stayed home as chilly weather gripped the province.

Samwu members wanted an 18% pay hike or R2000, whichever was greater.

Members rejected a six percent increase made to workers. Salga spokesperson Milisa Kentane said their offer stood at 6.08%.

"Our doors remain open [for talks]. But 18% is just not an option. Our municipalities will be unable to carry that."


Anonymous said...

So when are you going to China?

Dachshund said...

I totally agree with this woman.

Don't blame whites for failures of the ANC
Rhoda Kadalie

Rhoda Kadalie says Desmond Tutu's wealth tax call is racist and irresponsible

On Friday, the Cape Argus (12 August) carried, yet again, one of Archbishop Tutu's inane rants that white people be subjected to a wealth tax. Why would he say this when white people already bear the brunt of most taxation in South Africa?

Secondly, he said that had this been imposed at the time of the Truth Commission, it would have made a difference, which itself is an admission that the TRC failed with reparations, which if the truth be told, was never its priority. The Commissioners closed the TRC with a whopping severance package which, given their mission and failure to achieve it, was a scandalous way to end the TRC.

The TRC ranks as one of the world's best efforts at reconciliation, when in fact it failed spectacularly to achieve social justice, compensation and reconciliation. It was nothing but a show trial promising absolution to those who confess while exposing the pain and indignity black people suffered at the hands of the apartheid regime.

Today apartheid has been defeated, yet the ANC government fails to take responsibility for its failure to improve education, for reducing poverty, for creating jobs, for effective service delivery, and for crime prevention. Tutu's rant is tantamount to blaming white people for the failure of this government.

As usual, the Cape Argus continually gives the Arch headlines when on page three a much more worrying report should have received prominence. In the report, Premier Helen Zille reveals that more than 50 percent of primary school children at South Peninsula tested positive for drugs.

This is the tip of the iceberg and points to a country that has failed its youth, resulting in fatherless households, gross youth unemployment, high rates of criminality, and an education system that is one of the worst in the world. The levels of drug abuse at schools are shocking and account for the low levels of education reached by coloured kids on the Cape Flats.

If SA ranks 130th out of 139 countries regarding our education system, then people like Tutu who keeps receiving international awards should focus his gaze where it matters and should stop singling out white people as the problem in this country, and Israel as the problem in the world.

For eleven years Impumelelo has been awarding innovative projects that improve the quality of life of the poor. Hundreds of white people who have been ejected from the system through racism and affirmative action have reinvented themselves and are doing the most amazing work in the non-profit and NGO sectors. They run income-generation projects, they command vast armies of volunteers who tackle the HIV/AIDS and TB pandemics, and they are responsible for vast pockets of social development that the ANC government should be doing.

I can give facts and figures to prove it, not least to point to white business men and women who put money into the education of black youth unlike the majority of the black elite who enjoy their ill-gotten wealth with rank consumerism.

Impumelelo shows equally, that ordinary black people run an incredible range of development projects in both urban and rural settings, especially in areas where government has failed and do nothing. But this is mostly in the NGO sector. Tutu, wrongly, keeps on targeting white South Africa, when black business does very little to contribute to the growth and development of this country.

To demand a wealth tax from whites, firstly is racist. Secondly it is irresponsible, when Julius Malema allegedly received a R51 million tender through nefarious means. To demand a wealth tax from white people when the ANC government gives R2.5 billion of South African taxes to King Mswati 111, dictator and polygamist, beggars belief.

Anonymous said...

Not much rose-tinted tripe coming out of the SA news scene lately, 'ey, Roostie? lol

Dachshund said...

This National Health Insurance story, they want R125 billion next year alone. That's metric billions, so 125 thousand million, If you divide that amount by 5 million taxpayers, that comes to R25,000 for each and every taxpayer to cough up. WTF?

Anonymous said...

Are you sulking or did you actually have the gumption to go to China? Your live traffic feed shows 10 visitors in 23 hours...I don't blame you.....pffff

The Rooster said...

Ok, look. You cunts may not have lives in the miserable U.K etc and have nothing better to do that to wank over the thought of S.A becomming zim 2.0. But frankly I have real fish to fry so I post your little comments and jibes etc and don't bother to respond.

This has never been a post the good news portal as frankly the lives of me and all around me are perfectly happy and I don't feel I need to justify that to some scardy cats who ran away because of their apartheid guilt over their terrible actions and neurosis about how it's in their imagination going to "come get them".

Fuck old people are lame.

Anonymous said...

More on this topic of Ron Paul:


"Ron Paul on Seperation of Church and State:
"The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders' political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government's hostility to religion."
SOURCE: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul148.html

Thomas Jefferson disagrees:
"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own"

Can a man who lies and distorts the message of this countries founders be trusted to run this country?

Ron Paul on Evolution:
"You know it is a theory, nobody has concrete proof of any of this. But quite frankly I think it's sort of irrelevant, that because we don't know the exact details and we don't have geologic support for evolutionary forms, it is a theory, even though it's a pretty logical theory. But my concept of understanding of a creator is not related one bit to whether or not I or anybody has to believe in evolution or not believe in evolution."
SOURCE: http://www.ronpaul.com/2009-09-11/ron-paul-and-reddit-com/

What? Dawkins on Evolution:
Ron Paul is a history-denier who claims to be a "scientist" yet doesn't even know the definition of the word theory.

Can a man who views a 2-5,000 year old anthology of primitive fairy tales as more compelling than a scientific fact be trusted with the highest position of power in the land?"

Anonymous said...

Your first video has been yanked so I only have half the story here.