The Bigger they are the harder they kick your ass/50 not out/Don’t mention the war

Couldn't decide what to call the Blog this week so decided that i would use 3 headings in 1.

Boy soldier of the Seleka Rebels.
So the news of the week is that 13 South Africans died in the Central African Republic when they were attacked by the Seleka Rebels that wanted to oust the President, Francois Bozize (who surprise surprise was a tyrant and raping the country of its resources . Well it would seem that the saying  the Bigger they are the harder they kick your ass should be “the smaller they are the harder they kick your ass”    

13 South African troops (Paratroopers) were killed between 27- 49 injured and 1 missing (subsequently found after hiding 4 days in a church) in the Central African Republic this week after being attacked by between 1000 – 3000 rebels who wanted to rid the CAR of the its President

Talks that the ANC had sent the men to train the presidents army may not be 100% true as it may be that they sent the troops to ensure that possible diamond and  as well as other lucrative projects that will benefit  a businessman called  Didier Pereira as well as certain “selected” ANC members.................................“I am shocked and stunned, not”

So many believe that  the Government sold out the soldiers for the sake of diamond interests in CAR,  and that they died protecting a dictator who has memorandum of understanding with ANC so that they will have fair share of diamond resources in CAR. Soldiers deployment was business for business not business for politics as ANC articulated defending themselves.  Many also believe that ANC is a sell out. They sold out Gaddafi after ANC led government allow NATO to invade Libya and now they Sacrificed 13 soldiers for more Diamonds. 

This is very sad for the families who lost bread winners.
Somebody should kindly point to the honourable (and i use the word very loosely)  Deputy Minister Makwetla that he is laying it on just a bit too thick, his traditional fairy tale is just a tad too far fetched - the size of the Car Rebel contingent has subsequently come down from 3000 to 1000 and now it seems mostly made up of young boys, so not only did the Paratroopers their nose bloodied by a rebel outfit, most of them were kids. The Rebels seemed to know "They were not stupid ... they knew we had no support ... they had intelligence on us ... they knew our movements, our numbers, our capabilities ... everything about us."It was only after the firing stopped that we saw we had killed kids. "We did not come here for this ... to kill kids. It makes you sick. They were crying, calling for help ... calling for [their] moms." These are the stories survivors of the battle of Bangui told the Sunday Times. They are among the first on-the-ground accounts to emerge from the war zone in a city where 13 South African soldiers died last Saturday in a brutal skirmish with rebel fighters determined to wrest control of the Central African Republic and overthrow its president, François BozizĂ©.

One of the soldiers dropped everything and apparently ran to a church where he was hidden (and undoubtedly found Jesus) for 4 days as the rebels searched for him. It would seem the SADF men had run out of ammo, had 1 backpack medical kit and were out thought by the rebels.  he was later found unscathed.............. "Lucky man"

Ask yourself quietly - if the CAR rebels were 500m away, you have nothing but your Excitement Stores spatula/spatooooola to protect you, against some of the most brutal soldiers on earth - they will cut out your intestines (without asking for your medical aid number) and feed it to you  would you run and hide.................... “Hell Yes”.

Another soldier, who was flown to South Africa early on Wednesday evening, spoke hauntingly of hundreds of bodies lying on the ground, of limbs missing, gaping wounds, of the dying moaning and screaming for help. "We were told these rebels were amateurs. We were told there was nothing to worry about - that the thousands of Central African regional troops along with CAR government soldiers would help us," he said. "But they were the first to run ... when those first shots were fired they disappeared ... when the sh*t really hit the fan the very okes we trained started killing us," he said, referring to the CAR soldiers. Reports have emerged that government soldiers mutinied after the fighting broke out................... “So the very men they had been sent to train and assist also shot them, not cool”
Bangui - Central African Republic's new president, Michel Djotodia, whose rebel forces took control of the capital Bangui last weekend, said on Friday he would request help from former colonial power France and the United States to retrain his country's ill-disciplined and demoralised army, which was easily overrun by fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition. His comments appeared to mark a change of tack from his predecessor Bozize's close ties to South Africa, with which he had signed a fresh bilateral defence agreement in January.

Next big event of the week was that  it was my birthday and not just any birthday...............My 50th. Yeah the Village Idiot has turned 50 and it was a great day. First i was woken by my 2 ladies and wished a happy birthday and that was really really lekker. On arrival at work I was set upon by the office ladies and then surprised with a Champagne brunch and 50 presents that I had to unwrap, that included a statuette saying NOSA Superstar, boob stress ball, a very large pair of glasses, sheriff badge etc etc. During the day I got calls, bbms, sms’s FB messages wishing me a happy birthday, so that was also pretty cool.   

Tania, Gabby, Stephen and myself (the other Stephen is Gabby’s boyfriend) and yes it does cause some confusion when “Stephen” is shouted in the Dunkley house and we are both there, but other than that he is not a bad guy.  I digress , we went to the Spur for Dinner and had a really lekker evening, we had a lekker waitress serving us who was up to my nonsense and every time the waiter that looked like woody came past I would shout “To infinity and beyond”...............”Mmmmmmm yes alcohol was involved”

When i got home family from UK Skype’d and told me that they had got me a birthday present that involves me driving a Aston martin DGB and a Ferrari 360 c (yes you read correctly) 3 laps each round the Silverstone Racetrack that’s about 120 km’s from London. Here is the “splurb”...................“don’t get to jealous”  

“Drive two of the best supercars on the planet at the world-famous Silverstone circuit. Feel the power of the Ferrari 360 pitched against the style of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The Ferrari is light, agile and has 400 bhp going to the rear wheels. The Aston Martin has a sublime 4.3 litre V8 engine that powers down the straight. Start with a safety and technique briefing from a qualified instructor, before taking the wheel of the Ferrari 360 for three laps. After a break, enjoy a further three laps driving the Aston around the first class Silverstone circuit. Try to pick a favorite before concluding with a debrief".

I own the T shirts, a belt, the patches, the books, the bandannas the half gloves and now , drum roll please brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr The Bike , Stephen “Born to be dof” Dunkley is the proud owner of  a Harley Davidson, bought on my birthday, here is a picture of my new friend. Its a 883 Hugger tat been converted to a 1200cc, not ridden it yet as its in Durban and i need to arrange transport to get it here. As you can imagine, having always wanted to own  Harley..........................“I cant wait”   

Tania and i joined Rob and his son Terry and his girlfriend Catherine on Thursday at the German “don’t mention the war” Club, was a pretty lekker evening and when we go next time we are going to book the 9 pin court to see if we can play German Bowls.

So its Easter weekend, so first let me wish you all a “Happy Easter” and tell you that it’s been raining cats, dogs, gecko’s and an assortment of other furry marsupials.

Cape Town - The sporting world seems poised to give the cold shoulder to Oscar Pistorius after a court in South Africa allowed the Olympic and Paralympic star to return to international competition.

According to The Guardian website, organisers of major athletics meetings now face a dilemma over whether to invite the 26-year-old to race, with many privately admitting they are reluctant to welcome Pistorius, who is awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home on Valentine's Day. British Athletics declined to comment on the issue, but sources close to the governing body say Pistorius is unlikely to receive an invitation to run at the London Anniversary Games, to be held in the Olympic Stadium on July 27, or at the Birmingham Grand Prix on June 30.
New bathroom vacant or occupies locks.

Pistorius is also unlikely to be welcomed back to two Diamond League meetings in the United States this year, with one source saying: "My gut feeling is that it would be completely unrealistic." Athletics' governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), say they will not dictate to meeting organizers which athletes they invite to their events. However, it is believed that any organizers who do invite Pistorius will risk incurring the wrath of the authorities, who fear an onslaught of negative publicity for the sport.

Super Rugby saw the Southern Kings go down 30/46 after a plucky display against the Hurricanes they have again won many friends and came away this time with a bonus point for 4 tries scored, no mean feat against the Highlanders at home, the Cheetahs after a slow start managed to beat the Melbourne Rebels 34/18 in a wet home game, the Cheetahs are playing well so far this season  so hopefully they will continue with their god form., The bulls  lost 20/23 to the Brumbies after the  Brumbies put over a penalty well into injury time and the Stormers lost 14/19 to the Crusaders in a “lets watch the paint dry” type of game. The Sharks had a bye this weekend.

Well that’s it for now, enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.

Suffer the little children.

Soon after a new Pope had been elected we had the South African cardinal  deciding that he needed to explain or defend why catholic priests should not be punished for molesting small children, here is what this man of the cloth and a man who forgives your sins on behalf of Jesus when Jesus himself said “only he can give forgiveness” or something to that effect:  Rome - South Africa’s Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier has sparked a new controversy for the Catholic church after describing pedophilia as a psychological "illness, not a criminal condition". Napier told the BBC that people who were themselves abused as children and then abused others needed to be examined by doctors. In recent years, the Catholic church has been dogged by scandals over clerical sex abuse and the institution has come under fire for what many view as its inaction over the matter. In an interview on BBC Radio 5 live, Cardinal Napier said pedophilia as "a psychological condition, a disorder". "What do you do with disorders? You've got to try and put them right. "If I - as a normal being - choose to break the law, knowing that I'm breaking the law, then I think I need to be punished." 

The Durban cleric said he knew at least two priests, who became pedophiles after themselves being abused as children. "Now don't tell me that those people are criminally responsible like somebody who chooses to do something like that. I don't think you can really take the position and say that person deserves to be punished. He was himself damaged."But Barbara Dorries who works for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and was herself abused by one, told the BBC: "If it is a disease that's fine, but it's also a crime and crimes are punished, criminals are held accountable for what they did and what they do. "The bishops and the cardinals have gone to great lengths to cover these crimes to enable the predators to move on, to not be arrested, to keep the secrets within the church." Another victim of abuse told BBC: "I think it is appalling that we have a cardinal, a man at this level in the church that can still hold these views. He is totally ignoring the child."

We seem to have ,made an art out of excusing shitty behavior due to political correctness or not offend the wrongdoer. Is he a thief?, NO he is a kleptomaniac, Is he a drunk ? NO he is an alcoholic, is he a peeping tom? NO  he is a voyeur, is he a heartless killer, No he’s a psychopath. According to behavioral scientists the people that suffer from these "conditions" are mentally ill and not in control of their actions. I believe that everyone has free will and can make a conscious decision to fight the urge or give in to it.

I wonder when the cardinal became a specialist in psychological "illnesses"? Probably the same place he specialised in marriage, family affairs and safe sex. Perhaps the pedophiles can also claim sick leave so they have more time to perpetrate their disease.... what a sadness that a man in his position could adopt this stance. Historically, then, the Catholic Church has 'spread the word of God, been deeply involved in education and upheld moral behavior'. 

Seems that Tiger Woods is dating a new lady in his life a 17 x World Cup championship skier by the name of Lindsey Vonn. Think it s match made in heaven, She is good with Poles and Tigers good with holes. Wonder how long before he will be seeking out fresh powder ?

Ok so the powers at bee want to declare war on the “alcohol carnage” as they call it.  The legal drinking age could rise to 21 and zero limit for motorists is mooted, this over and above the Western Cape as well as Gauteng wanting to ban the sale of alcohol on Sundays as well.....................Church and Church would be the choices as we wind back the clock to the 1970’s when those of you old enough to remember you woke up on a Sunday and unless you went to church 3 times a day you sat and watched paint dry, no sport, shops, movies..........”NADA”,  it was like the night before Christmas “nothing stirred”

Don’t get me wrong I am not saying that we should not look at how we can reduce people dying from alcohol related crashes etc, but we also have to remember that most deaths are actually PP’s “pissed pedestrians” that we have all seen at one stage or another zig zagging along a  road somewhere.
Also Gabby is able at 16 and was able at 15 to get served alcohol at a plethora of venues in PE, ranging from Bars, to restaurants to sports venues, so you can raise the limit to 35 if it’s not policed (and let’s be honest here we are great at making laws and not policing them) then it’s worth squat.

I also have issues regards the limit being zero as this is open to abuse by our less than honest  police and traffic officials who can arrest you just on the suspicion of you being drunk and not having to prove it, so i would be a tad worried that many people would be put in situations that they do not belong. The o.005ml/100g is a reasonable benchmarks that is used worldwide.   
Kids smoke cause its cool, so lack of advertising has in fact not stopped people from smoking, there were more alcoholics during prohibition in the states than before, ban shit and people want it, it’s not about taking the alcohol away its about people needing a mindset change which in SA is no easy task. So we will have the rules and they will not be policed  properly and still domestic violence will occur, road accidents will happen and people will buy alcohol.

Plane trip, was interesting to Joburg on Monday, you have all heard of the “Mile high” club , well I joined the “mile Eye” club, needing to use the WC while 35000 feet above sea level I strode to the back of the plane with the gazing eyes of the other passengers who you can see are thinking “we know what you’re going to do” opened a toilet door that said vacant (this means not in operation) opened it and lo and behold there is some lady using the toilet, a tad awkward as you can imagine, so with a cheery “so sorry, why didn’t you lock the Frikken door” i waited for the other one that was occupied and hoped that the other lady did not come out of the toilet until i was safely ensconced in my own tiny WC. And if that was not enough on takeoff from PE the pilot must have had an Astronaut flashback as he took off down the runway and then just went straight up until he hit 35000 feet. Got to stay with my folks and spend some quality time with them and also saw my sister and Niece who is 13 weeks pregnant, was really really lekker to see them.   
Gabby’s horse was stolen on Sunday last week, yeah stolen, thought the day and age of horse thieves was left back in the wild west when a bullet from a colt 45 was considered justice for stealing a man’s source of transport or livelhod. Well the theft of Gabby’s horse was not so dramatic but nevertheless  he was used by a person who keeps a horse at the same stables that Macdougal is stabled, see ms the gent (who is chairperson of the local riding club) could not catch his horse (because he rides it like an asshole) so he took Gabby’s horse instead, and he used her tack as well, well as you can imagine Gabby was not happy and to cut a long story short I doubt whether or not he will again use anyone’s horse without permission. 

Public holiday on Thursday ( Was human rights day, used to be Sharpville day) had a lekker day but was weird going to work on Friday, it felt like Monday. We went to see gabby  and Stephen go for an out-ride, Tania and iIsat on the beach at Sards for a while and bought a new microwave and then later went to gym, so all in all not a bad day.

 United Nations - The United Nations says six billion of the world's seven billion people have mobile phones - but only 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines.So the UN is launching a global campaign to improve sanitation for the 2.5 billion people who don't have it. UN Deputy secretary general Jan Eliasson calls their plight "a silent disaster" that reflects the extreme poverty and huge inequalities in the world today.
Super 15 this weekend saw the kings getting a smack from the Crusaders 55/20, on the positive side we did score more points against the Crusaders than the Bulls did last week (they could only get 19 points). The Bulls lots against the Reds 18/23, the Cheetahs beat the Waratahs 19/10. The Sharks gave the  Brumbies  a snotklap 64/7 and the Brumbies got  beaten by the  Stormers  35/22 SA also won the 5 day, 1 day test series against Pakistan  3/2 after a comprehensive win at Benoni.  

I may be buying a Harley Davidson, will keep you informed.

Well that’s it for the week

Where have the hero’s gone

A line in a song called “Hey I don’t know (why don’t you tell me)”  by an Awesome South African Group “The Kongo’s”  there is a verse that goes “Where have all the hero’s gone”? So when you were a kid who  was or were your hero/s ?? You had a number you could choose from and having never been a fan  of sci-fi hero’s like Superman and the Hulk,  to others hero's were the Hardy Boys, Powerangers etc, the Lone Ranger with his horse Silver and sidekick Tonto were my equivalent of Batman, Robin and the Batmobile this despite the fact that the lone ranger was played on the TV show by two different actors between 1948 – 1957. If shown randomly as part of re-runs it looked like he was able to change his body to  confuse the baddies and the "injuns". His catchphrase was “A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty HI Ho Silver” .

Well one thing for sure is that there aint no hero’s in the government at the moment and after you have read these couple of gems you will see why. Our esteemed Minister of Home Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, ex-wife of our Honourable (we use this word very loosely when it comes to JZ) president told reporters yesterday that faster service delivery by government is fuelling service delivery protests."Sometimes success puts pressure on government," Dlamini-Zuma said.

Talk about spin doctor prize of the year. She then went on to give statistics about all the good deeds the government had done in the past 18 years and said that the service delivery protests are a result of people seeing that other people are getting services so quickly. They subsequently get jealous and start burning tyres, throwing stones at motorists, burning down their counsellor’s houses, burning trains and buses. Makes sense, doesn't it? The fact that there have been more than 70 000 service delivery protests since 2004 obviously doesn't mean that the ANC is NOT delivering. No, it's because they're delivering SO FAST.

Here is another gem, and this is not a joke ladies and gents this is the real thing: A former Queenstown (Eastern Cape) town Councillor asked one of the present Councillors what the current state of affairs was regarding our water supply considering that we have not had much rain lately and were running low. He was told it was the fault of the ‘previous apartheid regime ’........haven’t we all heard that BS somewhere before? When the previous Councillor asked how he worked that one out he replied.................”Drum roll please” " You built the dams too big , so they take a long time to fill. You should have built them smaller, they would fill quicker and we would have plenty of water and never run out."......... WTF can you believe that this pond scum could actually be a Councillor and was probably earning a fortune every month.

So a new pope was elected this week, they went into Conclave and voted on who would lead the Catholic Church until he died or retired, big sales going on at the Vatican this week with souvenirs like “pope on a rope” and a new sprinkler system called “let us spray”. The masses waiting to hear who the new pope will be did not go hungry with sales of “Popecorn”. Conclave  only sat for 2 days as late on Wednesday white smoke poured out the Vatican chimney indicating to the masses in the square that a new pope had been elected. Francis the first is his name and he was so surprised at being elected that he had a dress all picked out ( a lovely Gold number with matching hat and scarf  not so sure about the shoes though) as well as a speech and a mass that he gave to the faithful in the square below. Seems that he is really old, only owning a radio and a typewriter, Hell “oops sorry” I mean Heck the last pope who was ancient could tweet, so perhaps it will be back to carrier pigeons to relay messages to the faithful all over the world?       

In SA at traffic lights and at the side of the road you can buy most things, from superglue to garden patio furniture and everything in between, for instance you can buy grass (not the type your thinking) “however I think that you probably could to vegetables” and last Sunday coming home from gym I passed the one veg seller that has a permanent spot on 17th Avenue and the dude that runs it is sitting in a brand new “out of the box” Range Rover.................I was like “WTF” dude this must be a good business..............perhaps he is selling “grass”   

Talking about Hero’s the Paras (paratroopers, the guys that jump out of perfectly normal planes with large handkerchiefs) in most armies are seen as the vanguard and some of its toughest troops, just think of Arnhem (Bridge to far) these guys are tough in any country and in any language. I read this in the paper today, I thought I was cracking up. I can't believe that the idiots in the MOD would phase out the parachute to save a few £s. After all the Parachute Regiment as been in the spearhead of operations for over 70 years. Why pick on the best, when they could get rid of a few hat regiments, or even better still, reduce the size of the Houses of Parliament membership by half! Check out the link and spread the word to everyone that will listen. 

As we all know, long range insertion by parachute should always be an option, where the helicopter lacks the range and speed of the Hercules and C17. The Para has proven in his short history that he was designed for capturing key targets, and bring death and destruction to the enemy, until relief arrives. We have now lost our ability to go by Sea, because our navy lacks it's combat air patrols of the aircraft carrier. The 7th armoured Brigade are losing their tanks, and now this. Only 80 Paras to be on standby for parachute insertion. that's only one stretched C 130. What are they thinking of. Surely they should keep at least one Para battalion in role at any one time.
Super Rugby saw the Cheetahs beet the Waratahs 27/26 in a very close match, the Southern Kings lost 35/24 in a hard fought game, the Bulls lost to the Crusaders 41/19 and the Sharks lost to the Brumbies 10/29 so all in all not a great weekend for the SA Super 15 rugby teams. I won 10 tickets via Algoa Radio for the Kings/Chiefs game that i passed on to workmates as had Lekker seats in the season ticket holders area. The seats are on the halfway line, 4 seats up. The stadium was fairly full 31000 people and unlike last week the crowd were better behaved. While the Kings lost I have to say that we have really shown some guts. The Chiefs first try should not have been given as there were two forward passes that the ref and the linesmen did not see, so they went to the TMO and after watching the replay a couple of times decided that no forward passes had in fact occurred. “I sent biscuits to the TMO’s dog” Next week we play the Crusaders in New Zealand that’s going to be a huge test for the Kings. Playing against a great team away from their support base will not be easy for them, but i believe that they will do their best and do the Eastern Cape proud. 

In the 2nd one day game between Proteas and Pakistan on Friday the Pakistani’s leveled the series in a rain delayed game that saw the teams over’s reduced to 44  each the Pakistani’s reached the target of 192 with 26 ball to spare and only 4 wickets down so it was a fairly comprehensive win. The series is now level at 1/1. Today (Sunday 17/3/2013) they have started to play the 3rd game at Wanderers (Gauteng). The SA team are in Pink as are many of the supporters, “something to do with breast Cancer and while I love Boobs, have to say don’t think i would be able to wear pink to play a sport” so far we are not doing that well, 20/1 after 7.1 overs the Paki’s are bowling real well

As I have mentioned over the last couple Of Blogs petrol in  SA went up exponentially and now costs us R12.72 at the coast, seems like more people are car pooling and i have noticed a larger number of scooters as well as motorbikes on the roads, some people are even walking..................”yes walking” seems that everyone is trying to save on their transport costs, took this photo on Thursday at a local Engen garage.

Gabby’s boyfriend, Stephen went for his drivers licence yesterday (Saturday16/3/2013) and on his first attempt a mere 3 days after his 18th birthday passed with flying colours. 

Flying to Gauteng with Ryan tomorrow for a couple of days work. Will be staying with my folks that side so will be nice to see all the family, have not seen for a while so will be really Lekker to see them. And I will be seeing my Hero, “yep it’s my mom” so my Hero has not gone she is still here look forward to giving her a huge hug”.

Ok well that’s it for this week.

And the Oscar goes to......................

Well the Oscars where a couple of weeks back and we also had our Oscar going to jail, so i thought that I would look at combining the two and seeing what I could come up with so here are possible movies that could see the Oscar going to.

·         Natural Born Killers
·         Psycho
·         The Blade Runner
·         The Bang Bang club

I see Mr Pistorius is challenging his bail conditions as being too harsh and he wants his passport back................mmmmm I would not do that, methinks Oscar may run. What does he expect he shot his chick through a door and feels that he is being “picked on” what a tosser. I also see that Reeva’s family are looking to civilly sue him as well, so more shit on the Horizon for the “Blade Runner”  

I was in Uitenhage twice this week doing work at VWSA on Tuesday when coming home the wind was hectic, bitchslapped by a plastic bag as I was on the way back home, i don’t think it had anything in it but it’s possible that it could have.

You just have love this : Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma called on all South Africans on Thursday to help rebuild the country's moral fibre. Opening the National House of Traditional Leaders at Parliament, Zuma said success in the fight against crime and violence generally depended on all South Africans, and not only on the police. "We have identified the regeneration of the moral fibre and the strengthening of families and communities as a priority,"

Mmmm this from a man who has been  charged with both fraud and rape and has more wife's than they promise Muslim suicide bombers Virgins and who is wasting tax [payers money on a  R 250 000 000 house, “no sorry, make that a Village”..................jaja JZ words again just words, lets see actions boet.

Think this could be a Sharks supporter ??
Super 15 Rugby has all 5 SA teams playing this weekend with the Cheetahs playing an awesome game and beating the much vaunted Highlanders team at home 36/19, this after having their hats handed to them in their last game by the Chiefs, who this week lost narrowly to the Stormers 36/34. The game in PE was the Southern Kings against the Sharks and while the Southern Kings lost the game 21/12 they did us proud especially seeing that the Sharks team consists of numerous Springboks and that they could not get over for a try, even though during the week the Sharks had said that they wanted to play expansively and score tries.

The Stadium was full with 44 000 mostly Kings supporters, but as can be expected a good number of Sharks fans as well. In 2 games I think we have had more supporters than the Lions had the last 2 seasons. The doomsayers said that the Kings where going to get a hiding each match and that 100 and above scores against us could be expected. Well so far so good, next week we take on the Chiefs in what’s going to be a 80 minute war, will I be there ....................”You betcha”. The Bulls play the Blues this morning and news just in is that they won 28/22.  So a pretty decent week for the SA sides.

Off to East London tomorrow and fly back on Tuesday afternoon, doing a couple of industrial theater at ASPEN and some SAMTRAC coaching for a couple of my students that did not pass their exam. Last week was mostly doing workshops and I was at VWSA for 2 days as well. The week after next fly up to Gauteng and will stay with the family there , so that will be cool to see my Mom and Dad and Sister, not seen in a while.

Ok well that’s it for this week, “short and sweet”.

Have a great 2nd week of March and see you all next week

Im’e so hungry I could eat a ??

The saying ends with “Horse” and it would seem that these days what we thought was in our burgers, frikadels sausages and even biltong may in fact be the horse that came last at Tuesdays races at Kenilworth in cape Town. Looks like while we were laughing at Europe for allowing Horse meat to slip through into meat products we here in South Africa “as “usual” push the envelope.

That saying could easily end with Giraffe, donkey, water buffalo, kangaroo or rabbit which perhaps eating by themselves is not a bad thing, but when its packaged as something else then it’s a big issue. They also did a survey on Biltong and while they found that Beef biltong was 99.9 percent beef , what was being sold as game biltong and Kudu biltong in particular was in fact mostly other meats, including Kangaroo, that’s fraud as far as i am concerned. “Roses are Red, Apples are fruity, just hope the burgher, is not made from Black Beauty”

Last Blog I complained that petrol was going up 75c per litre this coming Wednesday well I was wrong the Fuckers are putting it up 81c per litre and that’s not all in April it goes up 23 c per litre no matter what the oil price and the Dollar/R exchange rate. The Department of Energy on Friday announced that all grades of petrol will go up by 81c a litre from next Wednesday. The wholesale diesel price will increase by 57c. On February 6, the retail price of all grades of petrol increased by 41c a litre. The latest increase takes the pump price per litre to R13.08 (93 ULP), and R12.87 (LRP) in Gauteng.

KPMG economist Lulu Krugel said earlier consumers may be in for a hard time given the rising international oil price and the rand weakening. A fuel price increase was inevitable.Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday announced in his 2013 Budget Speech that the RAF levy will increase by 8c and the fuel levy by 15c a litre of petrol.  This will kick in on April 1.In a post-budget presentation Gordhan explained the high petrol prices."Oil is extraordinarily high," Pravin Gordhan said at a televised New Age breakfast briefing.

Seems that Oscar Pistolorius is going to be on front cover of Time Magazine 12/3/2013 in a six page article that talks about how violent all us South African men are and how we all tend to have fantasies of shooting our womenfolk through bathroom doors.

If the fact that the cops investigating Oscar Pistorius killing of Reeva Steenkamp shown to be inept we now have a videa that has gone viral showing 8 Davyton cops  dragging a guy suspected of some crime or other for at least 400ms and then being found dead in his cell (beaten to death, in the old days it would have been called a self inflicted suicide) the 8 cops and their station commander  have been suspended pending an investigation..............not a great day for  the cops or South Africa.

While I am on the cops the Traffic cops in PE also need to show that you need to obey the law to uphold it, you can’t fine people for breaking traffic rules when you are also guilty of breaking the very rules you’re supposed to ensure other motorists don’t commit.  

Recently I have been doing things not done in a while, in the last few weeks i have posted a letter, taken a dog for a walk and this week at pool I played Pin Ball, a game i have not played for God knows how long,. Was my school sport in std 8 and nearly failed that std due dot my obsession with the game. Was really great to hear the balls banging against the bells etc and u know what ??..............I had one of the highest scores on the machine, so obviously have not lost my touch.

Super 15 Rugby had the Cheetahs being handed a  rugby lesson by defending champions Chiefs in Hamliton on Saturday when they were given a 45/3 hiding, the Sharks hung on for a 12/6 win against the Stormers and the Bulls just pipped the Western force 36/32 (the same team that the Super Kings beat 22/10 two weeks ago)

Ok, well that’s it for this week. Have a great first week of March, hell March already, before we know it, it will be Easter and then Christmas.

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