Zwelinzima Vavi: wealth and financial power still in the hands of white males

Once again those in power and those that want to be in power but cant be find fault with white males. Instead of working and educating "their own" people, because it is not us as South Africans anymore, its the white males and the "rich whites" and the poor blacks as COSATU’s Vavi referred to. Unfortunately that is untrue but for now, lets go with Vavi’s theory.

While thousands of white people are desperately poor and those that have jobs cant move up on the career ladder, it is only the black people of South Africa that’s getting the top jobs and it is not only the white people in South Africa that have a hard time, it is also the "coloured" communities that are still left out of just about everything. They had no place in apartheid and now they find themselves still having no place.

Wealth is never distributed. Whenever wealth is distributed the rich stop working and join the poor. When the rich has to work 10 times as hard to feed all the parasites that feed off them they too will climb down that ladder and join with hands wide open hoping to receive free housing, free transport and free everything while another man instead of them dies from stress working from 7 in the morning till the sun goes down.

That Inequality he so speaks of is the divide between the rich ruling ANC and those that live in shacks. Blaming the white man for a country that is run like the rest of Africa will by no means get those living in shacks out of their shacks. It will instead create more shacks, poverty and a lazy nation that depends on someone else to do the work.

Here is what COSATU’s Zwelinzima Vavi said:

The central challenge is that our economic structure, in particular the distribution of wealth and income, remains largely unchanged, and in one crucial respect – inequality – has worsened, to become the widest in the world, and it also still reflects the racial and gender features of apartheid, with wealth and financial power still predominantly in the hands of white males.

Political correctness will destroy a nation.

Due Date – Movie Trailer

Due Date is a comedy road movie featuring Zach Galifianakis who is most widely known for his wacky character from Hangover alongside Robert Downey, Jr who has a long list of credentials with mostly out of the ordinary characters. Due Date was directed by Todd Phillips who has a long list of popular comedy films from Road Trip (2000) to The Hangover (2009), co-written by Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, and Adam Sztykiel. This is looks like could be one of the best comedy road trip movies ever.

Peter Highman (played by Robert Downey Jr) is going to be a dad for the first time and is extremely nervous about it. While on a business trip his wife Christine Highman (played by Michelle Monaghan) is about to go into labour. For some reason he is unable to board a plane and decides to make the trip by road in desperation not to miss the birth of his child. On his journey he meets Ethan Trembly (played by Zach Galifianakis) who is an aspiring actor that at times seem to have a screw loose. And so the two men goes on a journey to get Ethan to the hospital in time for his child’s birth.

‘Due Date’ Trailer HD

Due Date is going to be released on 5th November 2010.

UN High Commissioner says investigate US for murders, executions, torture and abuse

The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay said today that the abuse and murder of Iraqi civilians as well as the prisoner abuse in various Iraqi prisons should be investigated.

She also said that those responsible should be brought to justice for their unlawful killings, executions, torture and human rights violations and abuses. The US could be held responsible for war crimes.

The recent Wikileaks leak of 400 000 files from the US Iraq invasion showed that around 15 000 people were killed but it was not reported.

Did the US commit war crimes?

Looking at the most recent "understanding" of war crimes, it means to murder, abuse or deport civilian residents of an occupied territory. Includes the killing of hostages or any devastation not justified by military or civilian necessity.

Then there is the rape of woman including a 15 year old girl where the US army members murdered the entire family after raping the girl.

Part of the Geneva convention reads:

Protected persons are entitled, in all circumstances, to respect for their persons, their honour, their family rights, their religious convictions and practices, and their manners and customs. They shall at all times be humanely treated, and shall be protected especially against all acts of violence or threats thereof and against insults and public curiosity. Women shall be especially protected against any attack on their honour, in particular against rape, enforced prostitution, or any form of indecent assault. Without prejudice to the provisions relating to their state of health, age and sex, all protected persons shall be treated with the same consideration by the Party to the conflict in whose power they are, without any adverse distinction based, in particular, on race, religion or political opinion. However, the Parties to the conflict may take such measures of control and security in regard to protected persons as may be necessary as a result of the war.

Wikileaks to leak China and Russia's secret documents

Whistleblower website Wikileaks will post Russian and Chinese files soon according to a Russian Newspaper.

Recently Wikileaks posted thousands of files relating to Afghanistan and then a few days ago posted around 400 000 files of the Iraq war that proved many things that were not previously revealed by either the US government or anyone else.

The recent files revealed that the US ignored and even looked away at obvious torture and under reported the death of 15000 people.

 

Guy discovers "time traveler" in Charlie Chaplin movie

George Clarke is a collector of all things Charlie Chaplin and upon watching one of the DVD’s he bought of Charlie Chaplin’s "the circus" made in 1928 he discovered something that looks like a woman with a cellphone. Now obviously in those days there were no cellphones but no one seems to be able to explain his find.

If you watch this video you can see the woman is most definitely holding something in her hand and indeed it looks like a cellphone. The best explanation anyone came up with so far is either a "earpiece" or hearing aid of those days, or that she or he was in fact a time traveler if there is going to exist such a thing.

You really cant argue with George Clarke’s theory, the woman is holding something. The hard thing is to figure what exactly that might be.

Indonesia volcano Mount Merapi erupts!

Thousands flee as Mount Merapi erupts for the first time since 2006. This time however officials believe that it is a Plinian eruption the most violent of the four classified types of volcano eruptions and can be compared to a bomb exploding. So far there have been three loud explosions that shoot the whole area accompanied by large amounts of volcanic ash coming from the volcano.

Monday there have been alert these couple of days since white clouds started appearing signalling the coming eruption. The government have been evacuating the area since then, trying to remove as many of the 50 000 people that are in immediate danger. Unfortunately those that evacuated was children and the elderly leaving the rest behind now thousands are fleeing in panic and some have been injured in the process.

Mount Merapi erupts

Mount Merapi in Indonesia has erupted. After hearing three loud bangs people saw the mountain finally erupted. The eruption began at around 6:49pm local time on Tuesday.

It is unknown how many people are now in danger but yesterday authorities estimated that around 50 000 people would be affected. There were also pyroclastic flows recorded yesterday.

Update 1:

There were 19 people injured by ash. The mountain can blow and most people were already evacuated except those that refused to go.

The volcano for now is not expected to erupt any bigger than at the moment.

Update 2:

The photo above is said to be of the volcano in Indonesia. Taken by twitter user Dila Aprinda Sari. Although we cant find her twitter account the image seems to be real.

Update 3:

20 people injured by hot ash

Update 4:

Second photo beneath by twitter user: holongLUBIS

Willem Ratte is dying in prison

At this moment, while you are reading this, Willem Ratte is dying in a South African Prison.

He has been charged and detained on 30 September for charges that varies from theft, illegal possession of firearms and drugs.

Interesting to note is that the firearms that were found in his possession, was in fact pellet guns, for which no license is needed.  They also confiscated farm equipment such as a panga and knives, used for cutting grass and wood.
The theft charge has presumably since been withdrawn. 

A new charge of terrorism was bought against him.  It seems that every time there is a court appearance, the charges change, with the state failing to provide substantial evidence against him. 

The latest charge is now possession of child pornography.  However, the state can not confirm yet, if this was found on his computer or some other computers that they have confiscated.
When the judge asked the prosecutor exactly what Ratte is being charged with, the prosecutor changed the subject to pornography.

Willem Ratte himself is a poor white South African, offering his time and energy to provide a better future for young South African boys, teaching them some discipline, and giving them skills like welding.

He has been on a hunger strike since October 1st, and refuses to put in a bail application, because he claims he is being held illegally.  A previous judge also laughed in his face when seeing him in such a terrible condition.

The state must have known that he would engage in a hunger strike, because he did that on a previous occasion as well.

While the SA judicial system is still deciding what crime he has actually committed, this man is dying. Is that what they want??

South Africa ranks 54th on the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index

South Africa ranked 54th when it comes to corruption according to the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index. Ranking 54th out of 178 countries South Africa did average on the index.

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied at the top of the list with a score of 9.3, followed closely by Finland and Sweden at 9.2. Bringing up the rear is Somalia with a score of 1.1, slightly trailing Myanmar and Afghanistan at 1.4 and Iraq at 1.5

The index is worked out :

 

Surveys used
The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index is based on 13 independent surveys. However, not all surveys include all countries. The ‘Surveys Used’ column indicates how many surveys were relied upon to determine the score for that country.

Confidence range
The confidence range indicates the reliability of the country scores and tells us that allowing for a margin of error we can be 90 per cent confident that the true score for this country lies within this range.

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied at the top of the list with a score of 9.3, followed closely by Finland and Sweden at 9.2. Bringing up the rear is Somalia with a score of 1.1, slightly trailing Myanmar and Afghanistan at 1.4 and Iraq at 1.5.

Iran loading fuel into Bushehr plant

Iran started loading the fuel into the core of their Bushehr nuclear planet this morning in the southern port city of Bushehr.

The plant according to Iran will become operation once all 163 rods are injected to its core.

The US believes that Iran is going nuclear for military purposes while Iran claim they are operating under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Tsunami in Indonesia kills 2 people, 160 missing

 160 People are reported missing and 2 people have died from a tsunami that struck Indonesia on Monday after a powerful 7.7 or 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia.

The tsunami wiped out houses, washed away everything in its path and sent boats crashing into each other.

There are also reports of missing surfers, a group of Australians are missing, they were on a boat. We dont know at time of writing if they have been found.

The two that died was on Sipora Island. In the village of Boshua most of the buildings have been destroyed by the tsunami.

Earthquake swarm in Indonesia

Two more earthquakes happened in Indonesia. This is now a earthquake swarm. Whether it has something to do with the volcano we cant tell but there is a earthquake swarm. 

The first was a 5.0 magnitude earthquake and struck at a depth of 31.6km and was reported by the  U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center. This earthquake was 265km from Bengkulu, Sumatra (Monday, October 25, 2010 at 15:21:13 UTC)

The second 5.2 magnitude hit at depth of 10km and was 252km from Bengkulu. The earthquake hit at 2010-10-25 15:31:09.4 UTC.

This brings the total above average sized earthquakes in Indonesia today to 5.

See here:

7.5 Magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia amidst volcano evacuations

6.1 Magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

7.5 upgraded to 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

The earlier earthquake in Indonesia that set off tsunami alerts and was reported to be a 7.5 Magnitude earthquake was now upgraded to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia.

There were no reports of injury or damage to buildings as the earthquake was in the off the coast.

240 km (150 miles) W of Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia
280 km (175 miles) S of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
305 km (190 miles) W of Lubuklinggau, Sumatra, Indonesia
795 km (500 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

 

7.5 Magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia amidst volcano evacuations

The government of Indonesia has their hands full today with the second big earthquake hitting near land and the volcano about to erupt.

At 10/25/2010 2:42:22 PM UTC a 7.5 Magnitude earthquake hit at a depth of 14.2km in the unpopulated area of Sumatera Barat Province. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage to property since the earthquake is in a unpopulated area as mentioned. There was a tsunami event triggered.

The maximum tsunami wave height near the coast of Beleratsok will be 0.67m

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact since the affected region is unpopulated and has medium resilience for natural disasters.

The nearest populated places are [None]. It is a hilly region with a maximum altitude of 270 m.

Edit:  Full tsunami alert. 


PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1449Z 25 OCT 2010

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

... A LOCAL TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

 INDONESIA

FOR OTHER AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION...THIS MESSAGE IS FOR
INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  1442Z 25 OCT 2010
 COORDINATES -   3.1 SOUTH  100.1 EAST
 DEPTH       -   33 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOUTHERN SUMATRA  INDONESIA
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.5

EVALUATION

 A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 HOWEVER - THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOCAL TSUNAMI THAT
 COULD AFFECT COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED
 KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES FOR THE
 REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY.
 AREAS FURTHER FROM THE EPICENTER COULD EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA
 LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG OR UNUSUAL COASTAL CURRENTS.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

 LOCATION         FORECAST POINT     COORDINATES     ARRIVAL TIME
 --------------------------------    ------------    ------------
 INDONESIA        SIBERUT             1.5S  98.7E    1510Z 25 OCT
                  BENGKULU            3.9S 102.0E    1527Z 25 OCT
                  PADANG              0.9S 100.1E    1528Z 25 OCT

ADDITIONAL BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT AS MORE INFORMATION
BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOR THIS EVENT. IN THE CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION...THE
MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.

Indonesia's Mount Merapi facts

The volcano that is about to explode according to scientists is a well known volcano in region of Java, Indonesia. The volcano’s type is a Stratovolcano and the last known eruption was in 2007. The summit is around 2968m or 9737 feet.

Merapi is also one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes and is in a very densely populated area. The volcano is extensively being monitored by the Merapi Volcano Observatory.

Mount Merapi translates as Gunung Merapi that translates to English as Mountain of Fire. The volcano has erupted regularly since 1548. In 1994 64 people in the town of Muntilan was killed by the volcano.

In 2006 another eruption happened.

The alert level is now once again raised to the highest alert level.

Mount Merapi eruption could be Cataclysmic

Residents around Mount Merapi have now been told to evacuate as the alert level is now at its highest. Everyone around the volcano is now advised to move to safer ground.

People withing a 10km radius of Mount Merapi were told to evacuate.

Fears are that Mount Merapi will explode, a Cataclysmic explosion that could wipe out everything in its path.

A Cataclysmic explosion or eruption is when the mountain basically explodes. That is the easiest way to describe it.

Previous world cataclysmic eruptions were Mount Vesuvious that buried the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, St Helens in Washington, Hekla in Iceland, and the well documented volcano of Pinatubo in Philippines.

The ANC defends "kill boer" song

The ANC is not a party for white people, especially since they want to justify the singing of their "kill the boer" song. The Freedom Front plus said that "It is ironic that the ANC wants to restrict the media but uses freedom of speech to justify their dangerous inciting hate speech. The fact that the ANC has applied for leave to appeal against the restriction on the singing of the song in which the words "dubul’ iBhunu" (Shoot the Boer) is used, creates the impression that the ANC supports this song’s cruel message. Through this action the governing party promotes racial tensions and racial hatred," Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on Communication said.

"The ANC’s inability to change from a so-called freedom movement to that of a modern political party is clearly visible from the fact that the ANC is alleging that the song is part of the ANC’s struggle for freedom. The ANC should rather give attention to morally transform from an organization which internalizes reasonableness and enforces it rather than expecting society to transform on a racial basis. It is clear that the ANC is trapped in the past and that they do not understand the sensitivities of South Africa ," Alberts added.

How can a political party that says they fight for all South Africans, they are the elected party of South Africa, how can they possibly sing about killing a minority group and say they stand for peace? Kill the boer sounds like war to almost anyone that understands English.

South Africa still faces the ongoing genocide of the Afrikaner nation. Their language was the other day labeled as "colonial" and every possible thing is done to remove the history, heritage and names from places and museums as we have well documented before.

 

 

Wikileaks confirm WMD?

More and more people believe that Wikileaks is part of a government conspiracy to justify the Iraq war. Now that might sound like a stupid theory until you see in those files is the "evidence" that the US did find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Not big but small arms, but we can still call those weapons of mass destruction. Technically.

If that was the case why did the US not give out that information years ago when they invaded Iraq? Why does Wikileaks confirm that after years of not finding wmd, now all of a sudden the leaked files confirm wmd?

The actual words used is "chemical weapons".

What they actually found was weapons used during the Gulf War because the weapons were badly eroded.

More information about this to come soon.

Michael Ben Ari: Initiate international arrest warrants for US leaders over Iraq invasion

 The National Union’s MK Michael Ben Ari filed an official complaint to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon. Michael Ben Ari wants the leaders from the US and those responsible for the occupation, genocide and war crimes in Iraq accountable.

His response came after the massive Wikileaks file release that shows horrible things and the reality of the US Iraq invasion.

He also said that International arrest warrants for the US leaders should be initiated.

6.1 Magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

In the midst of a red alert Indonesia is already suffering there was a 6,1 Magnitude earthquake that struck at an unpopulated area in the Sulawesi Utara Province. Luckily the likelihood of this earthquake causing a disaster is not very big because of the unpopulated area it hit in. The nearest populated place is Manando which is 180km from the earthquake.