Reminds me of when I lived in Almaty [Alma-Ata] Kazakhstan, in 1996-1997. I was slightly acquainted with the American pilots of the [Kazakhstan] Presidential flight. They (I only met two, but there were a couple of others) were all superannuated pilots from the insolvent and defunct Eastern Airlines [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Air_Lines] cheated out of their pensions.
They all knew how to fly the Boeing jetliners used by the KZ President Nazarbaev. Local pilots were only familiar, then, with Soviet aircraft such as Tupolev jets and Ilyushins.
None of the Americans knew a word of Russian. They were very American, and insisted on driving around themselves rather than be chauffered like most foreigners were (including me; I had a driver called Valery, ex-MVD and shared with another client, a German diplomat; at that time, the British, French and German embassies were in the same building, and the capital had not yet been moved to Astana, now called Nursultan).
Those Americans found themselves in difficulty if randomly stopped and checked by the Kazakh police, a frequent occurrence (they only checked the driver, rarely if ever the passengers), because they could not explain themselves.
They were thus issued with a laminated card about the size of a hardback book, If stopped, they pulled that out. It was like the Rosetta Stone, and said the same thing in three languages, English, Russian, and Kazakh: “The bearer of this card is the pilot of the aircraft of the President” [etc].
The card was signed by the President himself, and bore his official seal. The Kazakhs loved rubber stamps; when I wanted one for my own use, I discovered that one could not simply get one’s secretary to have one made; it was necessary to supply a proposed design and various verifying documents —properly stamped, of course— about yourself and your organization to the delightfully-named “Bureau of Rubber Stamps”, which might then approve the design. Kafka would have loved it.
It is no doubt different now, but 25 years ago, you could not even get Vitamin C capsules in Almaty without a prescription! Or at least could only get them by rather covert means.
One of the Americans told me that, the first time he used his laissez-passer card, the policeman almost kow-towed. The policeman even invited the American to visit him, his wife and children some time.
I have walked those banks, in part, from near Pangbourne to Goring, and also, when at school, rowed the river from Dorchester-on-Thames down to Moulsford (upriver of Goring).
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Large areas of London are now somewhere between a zoo and a jungle, yet the police have time to waste on this rubbish…
In fact, it is not history at all but, as taught, fake history and propaganda.
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Yes, the police SHOULD be dealing with other crimes in Harrow and elsewhere but thanks to loutish yobs who deliberately defy COVID-19 restrictions because they just can’t be bothered to obey the LAW and are innately selfish cunts unconcerned about anyone but themselves and egged on in their disgraceful UNLAWFUL behaviour by supposedly ‘Right-wing’ pro-police blowhards (ha, ha, IF ONLY!)/ commentators like the excretable Peter Hitchens and the fact the so-called ‘party of law and order’ ((a SICK JOKE by anyone’s standards) has sacked tens of thousands of them during the last ten years of their misrule they don’t have the resources to do both.
BOTH forms of criminal behaviour should be tackled by the police! WILFULLY breaking the COVID-19 regulations should never happen and wouldn’t if this country had a more disciplined and less selfish population!
Perhaps, scumbags like Hitchens should just shut the fuck up for once and STOP encouraging yobs to disobey the regulations then the police will have enough officers to send around to frightened, little old ladies who have been mugged!🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🤬🤬🤬🤬
When I was at school we hardly learnt history at all. We did some on WW1 and WW2 but even then it wasn’t all that comprehensive. Very little exclusively British history was taught to me,
I didn’t have all the Holocaust history they stuff down youngsters nowdays or the history of the land of Bach and Beethoven ie Germany which apparently only starts in 1933 and ends in 1945 and then Cameron ect wonders why the country voted for Brexit!🙄🙄🙄🙄
The truth is that history teaching in state schools isn’t very thorough, is focussed upon foreign countries and seemingly is mainly about the Holocaust and Hitler etc or any other history the government can use to make us all good, little PC globalists.
If you want your child to learn British history or a more varied history of the world in real depth then you have little option but to send him/her to a private school which tend to take the subject of history teaching more seriously and without political intentions behind it.
I could be wrong here but I think that most private schools do this.
M’Lord of Essex:
Perhaps today, but when I was at a fee-paying school (1970 through 1973, about 4 years), I studied (at school) no History at all. Before that, in the early-mid 1960s, yes, but mainly early English History; then in Australia (1967-69, nearly 3 years, but studied History only for the first two), in a small primary-type school, Middle Harbour PS, and mostly the history of Western explorers: Magellan, Columbus, Vasco da Gama etc.
Now, in the UK, as I understand it, the main history studied is basically Jewish “holocaust” propaganda.
I did, however, read a great deal of history at home. I was reading the (very biased but I did not of course know that at the time) Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by Shirer, when I was only 10, just about around my 11th birthday.
That tweet above did mention fare evasion which is a form of theft and therefore can be called ‘real crime’ even in the books of libertarian extremists/whiners about COVID-19 restrictions? Surely even they would do so?
Fare evasion obviously isn’t akin to a murder or a violent assault but those doing it should know that it is wrong and can help to increase fares for those who do pay the fares.
One reason Singapore has such a low crime rate in general and a low one for more serious violent crimes in particular is because the authorities there come down hard on even petty/trivial offences like littering.
M’Lord of Essex:
NW London has a tidal wave of serious crime, so it is a strange priority list that places bus fare evasion and “panicdemic” “rules” (re a virus that only kills 1 in 1,000 of the population) before serious crime.
Singapore has shown that if you take petty/trivial offences like littering seriously you can help to prevent those most susceptible to breaking the law from graduating onto committing crimes like violent assaults/robberies etc. The government there takes a hardline ‘zero tolerance’ approach to ALL forms of law breaking including littering and wilfully breaking COVID-19 regulations!😂😎😁🤣🍷😷😷😎😎😎😂😂
That may be, M’Lord of Essex, but even in Singapore I am presuming that murder and robbery take precedence over littering and other unpleasant but less important violations of *valid* laws.
Singapore takes ALL forms of law breaking very seriously indeed even for trivial offences like littering and because they have been dong this for a very lengthy period of time along with other ways of instilling discipline into society such as strict punishment of misdemeanours in schools, home discipline etc the population instinctively knows that law breaking won’t be tolerated by the police or the courts. Basically, their population has been trained in this way to behave themselves and not commit crimes.
We haven’t done this for quite a few decades now and along with allowing wholly excessive mass immigration which has weakened social bonds and cohesion the result has been an explosion in crime in general and serious violent offences in particular.
By the way, have you seen Douglas Murray ranting on Twitter about the ‘Muslim extremists’ who shouted ‘anti-Semitic’ slogans in London the other day whilst driving cars?
This gormless prick even blamed the Labour Party for it by saying it was their actions in government last time that let them in.
I know Tories like him aren’t exactly renowned for having high IQ levels but that takes the biscuit.
If he had any brains at all or was honest he would know that Muslim settlement in this country on any real scale first started in the 1950’s under the liberal globalist ‘Old Etonian’ (yes, that damm school AGAIN!) Tory PM, Anthony Eden!
Most muslins in this country were let in by CONServative governments!🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
M’Lord of Essex:
Yes, you are right, inasmuch as the Conservative (label) governments and the Labour (label) governments (both being “ZOG”) have been equally culpable, overall.
The blame must also be shared for importation of the ancestors of many of the Jews in the UK, who now try to rule us, and certainly influence and exploit our people. I refer of course to those who entered during the 20th Century and/or since 1880.
Pro-Israel Zionists like him (even though to my knowledge he isn’t a Jew ethnically-speaking) have no right to complain about those pro-Palestine ‘Muslim extremists’ because it was both Jewish and non Jewish Zionists like him along with non-Zionist gentile politicians who let them settle in our country in the first place in large numbers which is the ultimate cause of there now being a large and growing ‘swamp’ of Muslims in Britain whereby ‘Muslim extremism’ can flourish.
Why does he not condemn Jewish Zionist extremism? We have a problem of Muslim extremism AND Jewish Zionist extremism and if anything the latter is a worse problem since Muslims don’t have such a big grip on our political parties especially in media and financial terms.
Certainly, the fake CONServative Party has a problem with pro-Israel Zionist extremists within it and funding it.
Cameron even admitted this in a roundabout fashion since he once said the Conservative Party should be called the ‘Torah Party’.🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
M’Lord of Essex:
It would be interesting to have a statistical breakdown of the Jewish representation among MPs. Apart from the full Jews, there are large numbers of part-Jews. “Boris” among them. There are also many MPs married to Jews or Jewish women. Starmer, Jenrick etc.
It would. I bet they are more numerous than the percentage of the British population that is Jewish would suggest. That cripple the member for Harlow in my part of the world being one!
I haven’t been following the news particularly closely in the last few days so I suppose the almost invisible leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, has stayed silent over Israel’s actions or has he said something that would characterised by the moronic ‘journalists’ at ‘The Scum’ newspaper as ‘anti-Semitic’ akin to what that famous ‘Nazi’ figure, Jeremy Corbyn, would have said?🙄🙄🙄🙄
Indeed, m’Lord of Essex.
When it suits them, the “British” Jews always claim that 97% of them fully support Israel, but now that public opinion is anti-Israel because of the Gaza slaughter of the defenceless, the Jews on Twitter etc are all saying “what have we to do with it? Don’t blame us for what Israel does!…”
Jewish and non Jewish Zionist extremists must not be allowed to bend our foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. We should be neutral in that dispute as otherwise we will end up in yet another senseless war in the Middle East that will not be in British interests like the Iraq War 2 which far too many dopy Tory morons eg Iain Duncan-Smith etc voted for in parliament.
REAL dead Tory MPs of the 1930’s would have been disgusted with those thick idiots and were no doubt turning in their graves at their stupidity and treason. Certainly, the likes of Stanley Baldwin would have.
At any rate, Israel hates us! Menachim Begin did (former anti-British terrorist) as he tried to sell Israeli Exocet missiles to Argentina during the Falklands’ War!🙄🙄🙄🙄
We Britons are just another despised gentile nation to them!
Yes indeed, M’Lord of Essex. Also, at the same time, the Jews try to infiltrate UK society, eve up to “royal” level. The offspring of Mountbatten, for example, are part-Jew (via Edwina, Mountbatten’s unfaithful wife)
In a sense those Jews are right. We shouldn’t blame individual Jews unless they are self-proclaimed pro-Israel Zionist nutters for what Israel does as Israel is only a state at the end of the day. Those Jews who are now saying gentile Britons shouldn’t blame them for Israel’s actions should be consistent though and distance themselves from Israel as they should know that generations of Israel’s leaders have attitudes towards Palestinians that should be condemned.
They should have distanced themselves before now. After all, Mr Netanyahu and many other Israeli politicians aren’t renowned for being fans of the Palestinians and soft as to how to repress them.
To be honest, the only Jews who are consistent in their opposition to Israeli actions seem to be those ultra-Orthodox ones who don’t even want Israel to exist.
I regard the Zionist Jews about face on Twitter as you have mentioned to be a bit too convenient!