J&B Met 2011 – Larger than Life

Last year (2010) J&B Met’s theme was ‘In Full Colour’ this year (2011) the theme is ‘Larger than Life’. Anything bigger than normal from an oversized bow tie to ridiculously huge hair – it’s up to you. There are even prizes for the best dressed couples, the J&B Most Elegant Couple Competition. The winning prize is an all-expenses paid holiday for the best dressed couple.

Lets not forget about what this party is really about: some of South Africa’s finest twenty thoroughbreds will be racing around the track. This all takes place at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. This has to be the most glamorous event of the year as each year just gets bigger and better.

Remember this is not a family event, there is gambling involved, no persons under the age of 18 allowed. J&B Met only takes place one day of the year, and this year it’s on the 29 January 2011. General entrance tickets cost R165 for more information on VIP tickets contact any of the ticket outlet. Tickets are available online from webtickets.co.za and can be bought at any of the following Gold Circle outlets:

Kenilworth Racecourse @ Pick n Pay entrance off Rosmead Avenue ; 021 700 1600
Athlone @ 7 Aden Avenue ; 021 697 1741
Bellville @ Cnr Church & Durban road ; 021 945 2003
Brackenfell @ 3 De Bron Centre, De bron Road ; 021 982 8502
Cape Town @ No 3 Adderley street, Cape Town station ; 021 418 5669
Claremont @ 58 Main Road ; 021 683 1507
Diep River (Betting World) @ Constantiaberg Hotel, 42 Main Road ; 021 715 5165
Durbanville @ On Track Durbanville Members Stand Durbanville R/C
Eerste River @ Grand Central centre, shop M26, Crn Plein & Van Riebeeck Roads ; 021 904 0199
Grand West Casino @ Grand West Casino, Vanguard drive, Goodwood ; 021 505 7462
Kenilworth (Betting World) @ Kenilworth Racecourse, Wetten Road ; 021 797 5263
Kirstenhof @ Kirstenhof Shopping Centre, 278 Main road ; 021 701 2932
Kraaifontein @ Shop No. 8, Kwikspar centre, Voortrekker Rd. ; 021 988 6215
Kuils River (Access City) @ Unit 40, 1 Van Riebeeck Road ; 021 906 5037
Maitland (Downstairs) @ 272 Voortrekker Road, Maitland 7405 ; 021 511 6778
Malmesbury @ 4 Rainier Street ; 022 487 2637
Milnerton @ 42 Koeberg Rd ; 021 552 9499
Milnerton @ Shop 1-3, The Gallery Centre, Cnr Koeberg and Montague Drive ; 021 552 5733
Mowbray @ Chavda House, Cnr Station and Main Road Mowbray ; 021 689 7308
Muizenberg (Betting World) @ 45 Beach Road Muizenberg ; 021 788 2313
Observatory @ 337 Main Road ; 021 448 0969
Paarl @ Die Ou Tuin, Shop 1 Cnr Breda & Loop Streets ; 021 448 0969
Parklands (Betting World) @ Shop 20, Parklands Centre ; 021 556 5482
Parow @ New National Hotel, 358Voortrekker Rd ; 021 930 2720
Parow Valley @ 71 Claredon Street ; 021 933 6498
Retreat @ Block C, Retreat Mall, Station Rd ; 021 712 0495
Rocklands (Betting World) @ Cnr Caravelle and Park Roads, Rocklands Centre, Mitchells Plain ; 021 391 0695
Rylands (Betting World) @ Cnr. Simons & Dawid Rds ; 021 637 0690
Saxenburg @ 10-12 Muscat Rd, Saxenburg Park,Rustdal,Blackheath ; 021905 5967
Sea Point @ 321 Main Rd ; 021 434 3885
Sea Point (upstairs) @ 321 Main Rd ; 021 434 0747
Somerset West @ 16 Dereck Drive, off N2 National Rd, Somerset West Business Park ; 021 851 1880
Stellenbosch @ 139 Bird Street ; 021 887 3756
Vasco @ Vasco Hotel, 225 Voortrekker Rd ; 021 591 4976
Woodstock @ 76 Sir Lowry Road ; 021 461 0795
Wynberg (Betting World) @ Terminus Centre Cnr Main, Park & Lester Roads

update: Check out the J&B Photo gallery

The submarine shark

The legend of the “submarine” is not something out of historical tales long forgotten. Just last year people claimed the submarine was spotted near Cape Town.

The shark or its descendants is said to be as big as a submarine, hence the name. The fact is the shark is real although it might not be the same shark, it might also not be the size of a submarine.

Experts and people that claimed to have seen the shark say it looks like a megalodon. Could there be Megolodins still today coming from Antarctica and no one knows about it?

More about the legend can be seen here at the Cape Town submarine shark legend

ISS crew sends holiday greetings from space

The International Space Station sent their holiday greeting travelling at 17,500mph just outside the earth’s atmosphere.

The International Space Station sent their holiday greeting travelling at 17,500mph just outside the earth’s atmosphere. It does’nt seem like they are moving fast but in that short space they could of gone past the UK.

The ISS Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency offered Christmas and New Year’s greetings to all people on Earth from the orbital outpost on Dec. 21 as they flew 224 statute miles above. Kelly, Coleman and Nespoli are part of the six-person crew that includes Russian cosmonauts Dmitry Kondratyev, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka.

 

Ron Paul disclose how the Federal Reserve ruined the dollar

Congressman Ron Paul explains how the federal reserve have systematically destroyed the dollar and have manipulated the economy.

Congressman Ron Paul explains how the federal reserve have systematically destroyed the dollar and have manipulated the economy. With the failure of the fed over the past couple of years more and more people are listening to what Ron Paul is saying and realising he is making way more sense than how things are currently being done. One of the surprising and enlightening things about Congressman Ron Paul is that he have been saying these exact things since he first started his political career. On 26 August1988 he did a interview that sounds very similar to the one he had on Freedom watch on the 21st December 2010. That is over twenty years ago and he is still saying the same things, Ron Paul has to be the most consistent politician of our time.

Ron Paul Uncovers the Federal Reserve on Freedom Watch 12/21/10

 

 

Ron Paul on the Federal Reserve and Government Deficit Spending

 

 

Normal posting to resume in February 2011 and a new layout

During December and January our site will undergo some changes. Normal posting will resume in February 2011

During December and January our site will undergo some changes. Normal posting will resume in February 2011

We also changed the layout of the site but that might also be the reason Google News kicked us from their system. Hopefully they will be able to fix that.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

 

The legend of the Flying Dutchman

The legend of the Flying Dutchman actually speaks of the captain also the ship. Legend has it that the Captain insisted on going past the Cape of Storms and made a statement that will sail around the Cape of Storms even if he sails till doomsday.

It all started when Captain Van der Decken was to start a settlement 11 years before Jan van Riebeeck but his mission failed when the ship approached the Cape of Storms

The legend of The Flying Dutchman is said to have started in 1641 when a Dutch ship sank off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope:

Captain van der Decken was pleased. The trip to the Far East had been highly successful and at last, they were on their way home to Holland. As the ship approached the tip of Africa, the captain thought that he should make a suggestion to the Dutch East India Company (his employers) to start a settlement at the Cape on the tip of Africa, thereby providing a welcome respite to ships at sea.

He was so deep in thought that he failed to notice the dark clouds looming and only when he heard the lookout scream out in terror, did he realise that they had sailed straight into a fierce storm. The captain and his crew battled for hours to get out of the storm and at one stage it looked like they would make it. Then they heard a sickening crunch – the ship had hit treacherous rocks and began to sink. As the ship plunged downwards, Captain Van de Decken knew that death was approaching. He was not ready to die and screamed out a curse: “I WILL round this Cape even if I have to keep sailing until doomsday!”

So, even today whenever a storm brews off the Cape of Good Hope, if you look into the eye of the storm, you will be able to see the ship and its captain – The Flying Dutchman. Don’t look too carefully, for the old folk claim that whoever sights the ship will die a terrible death.

Many people have claimed to have seen The Flying Dutchman, including the crew of a German submarine boat during World War II and holidaymakers.

On 11 July 1881, the Royal Navy ship, the Bacchante was rounding the tip of Africa, when they were confronted with the sight of The Flying Dutchman. The midshipman, a prince who later became King George V, recorded that the lookout man and the officer of the watch had seen the Flying Dutchman and he used these words to describe the ship:

“A strange red light as of a phantom ship all aglow, in the midst of which light the mast, spars and sails of a brig 200 yards distant stood out in strong relief.”

It’s pity that the lookout saw the Flying Dutchman, for soon after on the same trip, he accidentally fell from a mast and died. Fortunately for the English royal family, the young midshipman survived the curse.

Ghost Hill in Somerset West

Ghost Hill is a hill in Somerset West with no abnormal history that anyone knows of but when you stop there and your car reverses uphill you suddenly have a different theory, especially if that is in the middle of the night.

Kim Kardashian is in Cape Town

Kim Kardashian is in Cape Town, she tweeted a photo from her magnificent unknown luxury hotel somewhere near Camps Bay or Clifton.

“View from my room in Cape Town S. Africa- feels like I’m sleeping on clouds ”

Speculation is that Kim and her sister is in Cape Town to open a new store.

Ron Paul on Fed’s future,monetary policy and Wikileaks

Ron Paul was appointed to the House subcommittee on Monetary Policy.

Ron Paul was appointed to the House subcommittee on Monetary Policy. Ron Paul has always been a bit of a loner in the Republican party, many thought his policy beliefs are a bit out there, he even received the nick name Dr. No for continually voting no to the things everyone else seemed to vote yes for. Ron also wrote a book End the Fed, is a strong believer in the constitution and that the government have too much power. So it came as a bit of a surprise that he have been selected to bee on the committee that is there to regulate the Fed.

CNN did a interview with Ron Paul but even before the interview started they tried to discredit him by getting former vice chairmen of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System who states that Ron Paul’s theories are ‘worrying’. Ron Paul was interrupted numerous times during the interview – especially when the anchor, Suzanne Malveaux, did not get the answer she hoped for.  When Suzanne started asking about Wikileaks Ron Paul clearly becomes frustrated with her constant interruptions and sudden change of topic.

During the interview Ron Paul states that the Federal reserve will end itself long before he would ever be able to end it. There was also the topic of Wikileaks about how it put the economy and jobs ‘in danger’ Ron Paul replies that it’s just a excuse to turn of the internet.

Ron Paul : This Is A Deliberate Attempt To Close Down The Internet!

This is not the first time CNN have gone into a interview determined to make the person look bad. One of those examples are Julian Assange who would not stand for it and walked out during the interview refusing to answer their line of questioning.

Here is another interview by CNBC’s anchor Maria Bartiromo with Ron Paul, this is how interview should be held. She only gives necessary information ask straight forward questions and give Ron time to answer. During the interview Ron gives a clear image of what is wrong with the currency and that to bring in competing currency will end the Feds control on the economy.

Ron Paul: End the Fed by Allowing Competing Currencies

 

 

15 People injured in Kokstad accident

A bakkie and a truck collided on the N2 outside Kokstad early this morning. When ER24 rescue services got to the scene they found the bakkie crashed into the back of the truck.

A bakkie and a truck collided on the N2 outside Kokstad early this morning. When ER24 rescue services got to the scene they found the bakkie crashed into the back of the truck. Both lanes had to be closed.

Fifteen people were injured according to ER24 and the occupants of the bakkie were found lying across the freeway. 14 People were seriously injured whereas 1 person was in critical condition.

 

US Air Force blocks news websites because of Wikileaks cables

The United States Air Force blocked all their personnel from viewing the New York Times and most other popular news sites and sites that leaked the Wikileaks cables or posted them.

The United States Air Force blocked all their personnel from viewing the New York Times and most other popular news sites and sites that leaked the Wikileaks cables or posted them.

A few days ago the military warned that their personnel should not read leaked cables but now they went further and blocked the sites on military computers.

Military personnel can still access the cables from non military computers but they were already warned not to.

Julian Assange gets bail

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail today after a hearing at Westminster magistrate’s court in London after he was arrested on December the 7th as a result of Sweden accusing him of r

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail today after a hearing at Westminster magistrate’s court in London after he was arrested on December the 7th as a result of Sweden accusing him of raping two woman, one of the woman being closely connected to the CIA. The case is looking made up before the trail.

Assange was granted bail on condition that he finds a permanent UK address and he must be electronically tagged. He will also be under travel restrictions and curfews.

No charges were laid against the political prisoner yet, he was held only for questioning thus far apart from the sexual offenses in Sweden. The arrest was mostly speculated to be under talks with the US government to find Assange guilty of something at all costs in order for the establishment to figure out their next move which will most probably be what they want, to extradite him.

Sudanese police brutally beats woman as she screams while bystanders laugh

Sudanese police got caught on video beating a woman so hard she started shouting for her mother.

Sudanese police got caught on video beating a woman so hard she started shouting for her mother. In the primitave country of Sudan this is nothing new but as the video spreads online people are angry that something like this is happening in the African country.

You can see when the one guy hits her in the face it looks like she lost her strength there. The Muslim country of Sudan is also no newcomer to human rights abuse.

Gay couple in Christian hotel was a setup

It was revealed that the gay couple trying to sue the Christian couple from Cornwall for their "no unmarried people in one bed" policy was a setup.

It was revealed that the gay couple trying to sue the Christian couple from Cornwall for their “no unmarried people in one bed” policy was a setup. The two gays Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy now want £5,000 in damages from Peter and Hazelmary Bull, they claimed the couple discriminated against them.

Peter and Hazelmary run the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Cornwall and they deny the attack. The court heard that the entire booking by Pretty and Martyn was a setup.

The Christian couple has backup however, they have their legal fees funded by the Christian Institute whereas Martyn and Steven also has legal sponsorship from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The ruling will show exactly where Christian businesses stand in a ever threatening British society where religious freedom has to stand down to 1% of the population.