Farage is good on rhetoric: low on knowledge [caption id="attachment_46355" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joining Forces to oppose Globalism[/caption] [caption id="attachment_46358" align="alignleft" width="300"] Old and New[/caption] After Gerard Batten, leader of UKIP, appointed Tommy Robinson as one of his advisers he came under immediate fire from former leader Nigel Farage who set in motion a move to oust him. Nigel Farage, by his reaction, laid bare his ignorance of Islamic ideology and gave cause to expose his poor leadership qualities which brought his former party to the point of bankruptcy. On the issue of Islam, Farage needs to read more as he speaks from a position of virtual illiteracy. In fact, whilst he is entertaining with his rhetoric, he has little substance and knows actually very little about a lot of things he ought to know. He is credited with bringing about Brexit, but did so from a position of having no plan to bring it about. He ignored the Flexit Plan that had been formulated many years before simply because he did not understand it and it was more enjoyable and glamorous to score points off of despotic EU political figures.
Importance of Touch If there is one thing that I have noticed in my brief passage through time on planet Earth and that is the importance of human contact, particularly in the young and vulnerable. The warmth and feel of another human being provides a sense of protection, comfort and assurance, but also offers mutuality and purpose. Any form of human physical contact is a form of touching. It can range from holding hands to hugging and kissing. As with any human interaction the context of an encounter is important. Intimate sexual activity is not the same as patting someone on the back.
Literal Cover Up [caption id="attachment_46292" align="alignleft" width="300"] Notice to Customers[/caption] Visitors hoping to admire Lord William Armstrong’s celebrated collection at a National Trust exhibition were furious to find ‘room after room’ of artwork covered with white sheets. The trust, which owns his Lordship’s former home of Cragside, covered up paintings and sculptures depicting men to highlight the ‘lack of female representation in art’. It meant visitors who had paid up to £49 to view the famous collection found almost half of the paintings hidden behind white sheets, while sculptures of men had bags placed over their heads. [caption id="attachment_46293" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thing Not to See[/caption] One said: ‘It was ridiculous. Whole corridors and room after room were completely covered.’ It was so unpopular that staff reportedly had to empty the visitor comments box three times a day because it was overflowing with complaints. The trust initially defended the ‘thought-provoking exhibition’ but later admitted: ‘Sometimes it doesn’t work as we intended.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoDgJRPgE4o
Brave Rodion Burakov sacrifices himself while saving little cousin from bear in Russia
Former Australian Prime Minister[/caption] Former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, wrote an article in The Spectator magazine concerning the beleaguered Brexit issue. Sometimes, someone from the outside looking in can see things more clearly than those up to their necks in it. I agree with his observation that the vote for Brexit was a vote for self confidence in Britain’s belief in itself. Unfortunately, it seems that the British Government does not share that sort of confidence, It is a pity that they seemed too arrogant to heed the advice of an expert negotiator, Donald Trump. Instead they “”seem determined to broker a deal from a position of weakness. The Spectator & Tony Abbott
It’s pretty hard for Britain’s friends, here in Australia, to make sense of the mess that’s being made of Brexit. The referendum result was perhaps the biggest-ever vote of confidence in the United Kingdom, its past and its future. But the British establishment doesn’t seem to share that confidence and instead looks desperate to cut a deal, even if that means staying under the rule of Brussels. Looking at this from abroad, it’s baffling: the country that did the most to bring democracy into the modern world might yet throw away the chance to take charge of its own destiny.
Let’s get one thing straight: a negotiation that you’re not prepared to walk away from is not a negotiation — it’s surrender. It’s all give and no get. When David Cameron tried to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership, he was sent packing because Brussels judged (rightly) that he’d never actually back leaving. And since then, Brussels has made no real concessions to Theresa May because it judges (rightly, it seems) that she’s desperate for whatever deal she can get.
The EU’s palpable desire to punish Britain for leaving vindicates the Brexit project. Its position, now, is that there’s only one ‘deal’ on offer, whereby the UK retains all of the burdens of EU membership but with no say in setting the rules. The EU seems to think that Britain will go along with this because it’s terrified of no deal. Or, to put it another way, terrified of the prospect of its own independence.
But even after two years of fear-mongering and vacillation, it’s not too late for robust leadership to deliver the Brexit that people voted for. It’s time for Britain to announce what it will do if the EU can’t make an acceptable offer by March 29 next year — and how it would handle no deal. Freed from EU rules, Britain would automatically revert to world trade, using rules agreed by the World Trade Organization. It works pretty well for Australia. So why on earth would it not work just as well for the world’s fifth-largest economy?[caption id="attachment_46255" align="alignleft" width="205"] James Williams
Brutal Journalist Murder of Viktoria Marinova has drawn global attention
Anti-Semitism Growing World Problem MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin failed to goad Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer into condemning President Trump for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, USA. MSNBC is one of the news organizations that Trump calls Fake News because of their preposterous bias against his administration. Mohyeldin pointed out that the Anti-Defamation League claimed that there had been a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. and asked Dermer if he attributes that “at least partly to the more heated rhetoric in this country since President Trump took office? “Anti-Semitism was a growing problem around the world before Trump became president and went further by saying he was “very pleased” with Trump’s statements against anti-Semitism in the wake of the synagogue attack,” replied Ambassador Dermer. [caption id="attachment_46241" align="alignleft" width="300"] UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn called an Anti-Semite[/caption] “The president of the United States is not the reason why you have Jeremy Corbyn in Europe, a leader of the Labour Party in Britain, who’s is an anti-Semite.” Anti-Semites on college campuses today “are usually not neo-Nazis … they’re coming from the radical left. [caption id="attachment_46240" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vanishing Jews in Arab World[/caption]