Well the “Other” news this week is that petrol goes up 75c a liter next Wednesday, 75 Frikken cents, “that’s harsh”. Means that everything else is going to go up in price, I don’t know who the F&&^%ker is who works out the price, but he always seems to pick the day when the Rand/Dollar exchange rate is at its worst and the price of crude oil is at its highest. Only a small part of the increase is for the actual petrol price, the rest goes to “dark holes” that we have no control over.
SASOL is a company that was built in the 80’s when we had oil sanctions against us, it was developed to make petrol from coal, this they did successfully. My question is “why if they make petrol from coal, do they still charge us the petrol from oil price that is based on exchange rate and price of a barrel of crude oil”? as yet not been explained to me in a manner that will convince me that we are not being bent over and ..........................”u get the picture.
Well as can be imagined this week has been dominated by the Oscar Pistorius ‘did he or did he not know it was Revva in the bathroom and did he or did he not premeditate killing her” . Reeva was cremated on Tuesday at a local crematorium (Port Elizabeth)and it was the start of Oscar’s trial, sorry meant bail hearing, but it did become a trial within a bail hearing as the state wanted to have bail denied and tried to prove that he did in fact pre-meditate the shooting of Reeva and the defence on the other hand had the investigating officer taken off the case due to the fact he shot at a mini bus taxi a while back and is in court later this year to answer those charges . Oscar has lost all of his sponsorship's and its cost him R700 000 just this week in lawyer fees, really need to think before you shoot your girlfriend through a closed bathroom door. But hey I can see a book and a movie deal coming out of this one, seems that the famous can always make money........”Good or bad”. Can u imagine how ironic it would be if a movie was made and it was nominated for an Academy award and it won, And the Oscar goes to................................ “Jail”
On Friday he was given bail for R1. 00 and had his legs taken away, is not allowed to shoot anyone else prior to his trial and may not flee to another country .............”Just joking” here are the bail conditions Bail was set at R1m, R100 000 of which was paid to secure Pretorius's release. The balance must be paid by 1 March. Pistorius was whisked away in a Land Rover soon after the payment was made, as media gave chase. The strict bail conditions include that he not be charged with any offence relating to violence against women. He would not be allowed to return to Silver Woods country estate, scene of the shooting, unless accompanied by the estate manager; he has to surrender his passport; he cannot apply for travel documents; he must report to the Brooklyn police station on Mondays and Fridays at set times; and he can't take banned substances, drugs or alcohol.
To be honest I am all Oscar’d out, let the law take its course and he needs to deal with where the chips fall. All I know is that if it where my daughter he would not need a bail hearing or a trial, I would not “unlike Reeva’s dad has indicated he may be able to do” Forgive, just isn’t in my nature. Accidents do happen that’s for sure, but this was no accident and ........................well let’s just leave it there.
News just in, seems that killing women whether by accident or intentionally runs in the Pistorius family: Pretoria - The brother of Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius is facing a charge of culpable homicide and was set to begin his trial last week. This was revealed by e-News Channel Africa (eNCA) on Eyewitness news charge on Sunday morning.
Carl Pistorius was allegedly involved in a collision with a female biker in 2010. His trail would have started on Thursday, a day before his brother was granted bail in the high-profile case against him following the shooting death of the athlete’s model girlfriend on 14 February 2013. A legal representative confirmed that Carl’s case was postponed to March and said he was confident Carl would be acquitted.
Not sure if you're aware of this but we have a large number of South Africans training in Cuba to become Dr’s, seems that it’s a combined initiative between the SA and Cuban governments. Anyway here is the news reports regards these ungrateful swine.
|Aaron Motsoaledi about to sing for his supper|
Johannesburg - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has written letters to South African medical students in Cuba who embarked on an illegal strike, defining the government's position on the strike, his department said on Thursday. On February 7, 187 of the 1 200 South African students studying medicine in Cuba went on strike, spokesperson Joe Maila said in a statement. Their demands include a more than 300-percent stipend increase, that a health attache be sent to Cuba, and that they no longer want to be served any meal that contains pork. “In dealing with this matter the department suspected that there might also be problems of cultural differences, adaptability and perhaps psychosocial changes, which make it difficult for them to cope with their studies,” he said.
“In this regard, the department promptly dispatched a team consisting of a senior social worker, a senior psychologist, HR manager and a doctor... to assist the students accordingly.” He said the team joined the ambassador in Cuba, academic staff at the university and the Cuban government to negotiate with the students. During the negotiations the students gave the embassy two ultimatums, Maila added.
“That the ambassador sign a document that these demands will be met or they come back home,” he said. “Ever since the South African-Cuban medical programme started, South Africa has never had a health attache in Cuba. The minister decided last year already to appoint, and sent a health attache to Cuba.”
The attache was expected to start in January but had to complete other commitments, and the department said it was “ not understandable why this matter is arising” because a decision was made a long time ago. He added that on the issue of food, it has always been a matter negotiated between students and universities, even in South Africa. “Up to now we know of no student who has to abandon studies because such a matter was not resolved. Our students in Cuba are usually served alternate diets consisting of beef, chicken or pork.”
“However, for the two or three weeks, the Cuban government had problems in acquiring beef and chicken, hence they could only serve what was available, which was pork,” he added. Maila added that the stipend would not change as accommodation, food, transport and tuition is jointly sponsored by the two governments.
“For the students to firmly believe that if such a demand is not met they rather come back home, have left the minister with no option but to grant them their wish, because under no condition will the government be willing to meet such an outrageous and unreasonable demand of $700 (about R6 200) per month.
“In the letter written to individual students, the minister has stated this point unambiguously and emphasised that at no stage will such a demand ever be entertained,” he said. The students currently receive a stipend of $200 (about R1 800). – Sapa: as I said ungrateful sods, the average Cuban family would love to have $200 to spend on a monthly basis but many live on less than that and still have to pay for food, transport etc.......................just send the Shits home and make them pay back what it has already cost the two governments to train, house and feed them so far.
Talking about Dr’s seems that in the UK you will now be tested and have to pass an test that shows you can speak, read and write English prior to you being let loose on the unsuspecting public after a German Locum practising in the UK killed a pensioner by giving him 10 times the recommended dose of a pain killer. So you have to speak English in England to become a Dr, perhaps this will also spill over to teachers, lawyers, policemen..................??
Super 15 at the Bay started this Saturday with the Super Kings taking on the Western Force , Sharks beat Cheetahs 29/22 and the Bulls beat the Stormers 25/17
This what the news reports said about the Kings/Western Force game: The Southern Kings gave themselves a dream welcome to Vodacom Super Rugby with a passionate performance to beat the Western Force 22-10 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Confounding their critics and shocking the rest of the competition, the Kings were out to give the rest of the rugby world a firm message that they belonged in Super Rugby, no matter who disagreed with them. And while the merits of that argument have not been settled and are in particular dispute in places like Johannesburg, there is no doubting they produced a sensational game to grind out a win against the Australian side. Two tries by Sergeal Peterson, who three months ago was still putting on his school uniform, plus some heroic tackling and seizing opportunities when they came, made it a night to remember for the new franchise.
I was there what a night to remember, we sat in front of Sergeals classmates from last year and we had a ball with much celebrating and signing going on when he scored not only 1 but 2 tries, so to all those assholes out there that said we don’t deserve a Super 15 team and that we would not win a game................”Up yours” yeah it’s a long season and 1 swallow a summer does not make, as they say in the classics, but no matter what happens the rest of the season, we have at least done better than the Lions 2 seasons ago who lost every single Super 15 match.
Thought would just pop this in to remind us about how great and Peaceful Islam is and why so many Muslim men want to protect Sharia law
SHARIA LAW AND SLAVERY
Islam's Black Slaves notes: "the Quran stipulated that female slaves might lawfully be enjoyed by their masters." Mohammad himself owned many slaves, some of whom he captured in wars of conquest and some he purchased. The names of forty slaves owned by Mohammad are recorded by Muslim chroniclers. Islamic law (Sharia) contains elaborate regulations for slavery. A slave had no right to be heard in court (testimony was forbidden by slaves), slaves had no right to property, could marry only with the permission of the owner, and were considered to be chattel, that is the movable property, of the slave owner. Muslim slave owners were specifically entitled by Sharia law to sexually exploit their slaves, including hiring them out as prostitutes.
One reason why very little has been written about the Arab involvement in slavery is that traditional Islamic culture still condones slavery. The Sharia, the codified Islamic law which is based upon the teachings and example of Mohammad, contains explicit regulations for slavery. One of the primary principles of Islam is following the example of Mohammad. Whatever Mohammad did, we must do, what he forbade, we must forbid, what he did not forbid, we may not forbid. As Mohammad himself traded in slaves and owned slaves, accumulating multiple wives, even marrying a six year old, and having concubines - slavery and the sexual exploitation of women is deeply ingrained in Islamic tradition. Muslim nations had engaged in the slave trade for over 600 years before Europe became involved in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Almost 200 years after the British outlawed the slave trade in 1807, slave raids and the sale of slaves in Muslim markets continues in countries like Sudan. The slave trade remained legal in Saudi Arabia until 1962, when under international pressure it was finally abolished. However, there are persistent, credible reports, that slavery persists in Saudi Arabia, and even that slaves from Sudan are ending up in Saudi Arabia. Recently, a former slave from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, Mende Nazer, had her autobiography: "Slave: My True Story" published. Mende was captured in 1992, she was first a slave to a rich Arab family in Khartoum, and then in 2002 to a Sudanese diplomat in London, from whom she escaped and sought political asylum.
Imagine living on a street with this name, so what’s your address madam? “Oh I live at number 69 Cocks Complex Blue waters Port Elizabeth officer”. Great address to run a brothel from don’t you think, not one that you would want to tell the local Dominee or your kids nursery school teacher. (was taken in Blue water bay PE)
Well that's about it for this week, got a busy week ahead