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Bull terrier diaries - September 15, 2017 A dog's life

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Do not for one moment think that things were different
during the night.

Bull Terrier Diaries - September 14, 2017

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Bull terrier Activity centre - Queen sized bed (mine !!)


Twelve thousand Road deaths vs FOURTEEN THOUSAND MURDERS per annum

Read the headlines of the "Beeld" this morning and noticed that the "AARTO" system will be implemented country-wide as from next year.

Should this system be administered well it will be an asset and will probably help to reduce the number of road accident deaths to less than the 32 deaths that occur daily .

A lot of effort and financial resources have already been invested in this system and if the persons that will be appointed to make the system work are employed based on the qualifications required for the functions they have to perform, it will be an asset.

To date, this has not been the case. Even I have received incorrect fines with the photograph clearly depicting a totally different make and colour of vehicle with a registration number that may be the same but being somewhat unclear resulted in the fine being allocated to me.

I believe that the person(s) that have to issue fines, should at least be able to differentiate between different makes of vehicles a…

Rhino poaching - still going strong

The following information was obtained from the official Wildlife conservation site:"Rhino Poaching Statistics for South Africa, 2016A total of 1 054 rhino were poached in 2016, compared to 1 175 in the same period for 2015, representing a decline of 10.3%.  (My comments: The decline of 10.3% is probably due to Rhinos becoming more difficult to find - 1054 less to be found to be exact.) Specifically for the KNP, a total of 662 rhino carcasses were found in 2016 compared to 826 in 2015. This represents a reduction of 19.85% in 2016. This is despite a continued increase in the number of illegal incursions into the Kruger National Park." (My comments: a reduction of 200 carcasses still resulted in 662 rhinos dead, unable to procreate and ensure the survival of the species. 662 gene carriers less) I Proposed a probable cure for this heinous practise about five years ago. Since then - billions have been spent in an attempt to save the Rhino, to stop poaching and the export of rhino h…

Bullies at work - Thursday 20/07/2017

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Bullies at work - Thursday, 20/07/2017



Sudoku time

Bullies at work

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Wednesday - 19/07/2017 Find the dog and win a VW

Bullies at work T-Bone and Bonita having a busy day

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Tuesday - 18/07/2017 Busy day !!

English Bull Terriers at work

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Bonita - 17 July 2017 - Exerting herself (she actually opened her eyes)

CELLULAR PHONES AND TABLETS TO BAIL OUT THE SABC

Excerpt from NEWS 24 of 12/05/2017
Cape Town – SABC CEO James Aguma shocked on Wednesday by telling parliament the SABC wants the Broadcasting Act changed to include more viewing devices so that more people need a SABC TV licence, for instance for computers, cellphones and tablets. Aguma, SABC executives and the SABC’s new interim board appeared before parliament’s portfolio committee on communications to brief members of parliament about the latest situation at the crisis-riddled public broadcaster and its revised corporate plan. He said the SABC is budgeting for lower revenue from SABC TV licences this year, but that the SABC wants to see changes made to the Broadcasting Act to make it mandatory for people to pay a TV licence for more devices they view content on. Currently people are required to pay a TV licence for a device that can receive a TV signal. As video-on-demand (VOD), digital broadcasting and video content channelled through other device however grows, millions more South A…

7000 PLUS - RSA FARMERS KILLED SINCE 1994

More than 7000 white farmers have been killed in South Africa from 1994. to April 2017. If one considers that we have a total of about 30 000 white farmers left, this figure really becomes significant. (23% of the total  farming community which is predominantly white (64%) The Latest update April 2017 >7000 (Statistics are not being updated anymore)

We, the white city dwellers may feel reasonably safe at the moment, after all, it is the farmers they are after. The question remains, who will be next?

Once all the farms have been re-distributed, your suburban dwelling may be the target of choice.

Do not become complacent, do not distance yourself from these atrocities as you may become the next victim.

The Jewish people in Europe also thought that they were fairly safe from harm, quite a large portion of the Jewish community in Europe were considered affluent and this may have contributed to their perception that they were isolated and buffered from the impending violence.

ENTER Adol…

ZUMA LOYALS

Judging by the reaction of almost the entire populace of this beleaguered country it is quite clear that Z1 has been weighed and found too heavy, heavy and bloated by the amount of loot skimmed, not only from the top but from the middle and bottom layers as well.
Perturbing is the number of supporters who, unless they are all brain dead, can certainly not align themselves with a person that clearly has no values, no conscience and no empathy for anyone but himself.
One can only conclude that the loyalty originates from some other source i.e. fear of being exposed as the following who lightened the burden of Z1 somewhat.
It cannot be the character, looks, mathematical abilities or any other positive traits that keeps these cronies from jumping ship. . Now would be a good time to pack and go because later would reveal the true reasons(s) for staying on board.
Once this guy is relieved of his position he will not remain in this country but would probably go into voluntary exile – to th…

THE DONALD

Saw this apparently arrogant individual rise through the ranks and reach the pinnacle of the American Dream – President of the USA
Throughout his campaign he was honest about his feelings towards the section of the population that he deemed undesirable. The bleeding hearts objected vehemently to no avail.
This guy was the first American in years that spoke out loud what almost all the Americans were thinking, but were too scared to voice in fear of being labelled racist or something. Being politically correct having become the norm instead of tackling the real problem(s)
If any American is honest enough to say out loud what almost the entire population of the USA were too scared of saying, he deserves to be President.
It is a breath of fresh air to have an honest person (not perfect at all, but mostly honest), with enough money to exclude him from being corruptible.
It is also the first guy in many years with a real business background  and skills to take the job of Managing Directo…

RSA - All time record temperatures

07 December 2015Cape Town: 42.4
Robben Island: 40.8
Paarl: 41.9
Robertson: 41.2
Riversdale: 40.8
Worcester: 38.9
Langebaan: 41.5
Clanwilliam: 43.2
Vredendal: 43.9
Lamberts Bay: 40.8
Malmesbury: 44.4
Porterville: 41.8

The above temperatures are in °C not Fahrenheit

All time high temperatures measured in many towns and cities - Is it a once - of occurrence or will it happen again? This is only the seventh day of our official Summer. Are we going to wait another year or ten to find out or are we going to act now. We did measure some extraordinary high temperatures last year as well but it seems that the events are not isolated anymore this year. 

Extreme weather has become the norm over the last decade and the increase of the number of incidents over the last two years seem to be logarithmic.

What I do know for certain is that it is becoming impossible to sleep without at least a fan blowing at full blast directly onto one's body.

The minimum temperature measured in our bedroom on 07/12/2015 was 27 …

Ama to Zuma

At last - Zuma's reign nearing it's end. It took the populace twenty two years to realize that a country can not be ruled by a nincompoop. Political jargon and renaming of streets, towns and cities does very little in providing work, education, medical services and the like which are the things that actually matter.
A city called by any other name will soon smell of excrement if the sewers are left to their own device, if garbage collection is done at the whim of the Municipal workers Unions and if streets are used as urinals as per the squatter syndrome. If the urge strikes, squat and void the old bladder and bowels.
I the old days, when people still had some values, they would at least look for a bush to hide behind, not anymore. I saw a woman taking a crap on the sidewalk, in front of everybody and just walking off as if nothing has happened. A taxi pulled over in front of me and five or six of the occupants, male and female just did their thing - no problem.
The country i…
Distracted Driving
AASA sent out a newsletter regarding this topic yesterday (12/05/2016). I believe that those who subscribe to this publication are already concerned about the death rate on our roads and should not be the target audience.
We have a well-developed broadcasting system that could – and should be utilised to graphically bring this message to the attention of as many citizens as possible.
I have on many occasions experienced the result of the distractions caused by texting, applying make-up and general inattention of fellow drivers. People seem to forget that they are often travelling at 120 Km per hour or 33 meters per second or more. 
It simply means that if you look down for 1 second, you will be 33 meters further along when you look up again. 
To text one word or read one sentence will often take in excess of 5 seconds. 
That will place you 150 meters or the length of one and a half football fields further down the road. Should someone in front of you apply brakes it …

VAALTUIN-SE-DAG

Kan nie glo dat ons alreeds besig is met Februarie 2016 nie.

Dit is veronderstel om die maand van die Geelperskereen te wees i.e. twee weke van reenweer wat lei tot sowat 100mm neerslag in totaal. Ek praat nou van die dae voor Valentine se sekskapades  in hierdie land besing is.
Een of ander persoon het gesien dat dit n geleentheid gaan wees om baie blomme, klere (vir die baldanse, dit is nou die Afrikaans vir "Ballroom dancing" - dink ek)) en sjokolade te verkoop. Ek weet net dat ek nie sommer sal deelneem nie - klink of dit dalk kan seer wees.
Dollar is koning.
My oupa, hy was omtrent so ses en tagtig toe die ding nou so posgevat het dat hy ook daarvan kennis geneem het, het dit Vaaltuin-se-dag genoem. Niks van Valentine nie, die soort van naam is eintlik deur kulkunstenaars gebruik wat so eenmaal per jaar die kinders (en hulle ouers) se geld by n skooloptrede gevat het.
Die ouens het teelepels gebuig en geselekteerde lede in die gehoor se horlosies laat staan.
Maar terug by Va…

The hunger games

Decided on Sunday, 24 January 2016 to fast for a few days, just to detox and mainly to show my body that I will not allow it to dictate when and what I must eat.

Today is day four (nearing it's end) and I feel extremely good.

The first day was difficult but after that it actually became quite easy.
(I structure my life around the principal of doing the right thing(s) right for the right reason(s)

I was 7 Kg overweight on Sunday, I am now only 3 kg overweight and I expect to reach my target (ideal weight for my age and body type) of 87 Kg by Sunday 31/01/2016.

Quick-Quick and relatively painless.

I have fasted before but only for 3 or 4 days in succession. It helps to rectify the battle of wills between body and soul but not really to allow the stomach to shrink in order that one can feel satisfied without having to eat too much.

A certain advantage is the return of the body's ability to process sugar(s) After a three day fast one will experience a rush of energy if you indulge…

Obesession

For the poor individuals who are genetically inclined to become obese.
Nine out of ten times the problem is not inherited, it is taught. I have so often witnessed parents (at restaurants) tell their children to eat up, otherwise they will not be given sweets afterwards. Poor kids, they are already stuffed to the gills, they are forced to eat whatever is on their plates and afterwards they forcefeed themselves with sweets in order to get some joy from the meal.
Two hours later, they feel nauseous and have to be given medication to stop the nausea. It only postpones the inevitable – what should have been an afternoon barf becomes a two-o-clock-in-the-morning session, bedding full of something resembling a pizza that ended up in the dishwasher.
Poor kid gets whacked for eating too many sweets and stinking up the entire house with barfodour – the sticky smell with the same retention qualities in the atmosphere as in the poor individuals mouth. You can brush your teeth ten times afterwards and …

Crude - below $30

For the first time in decades, Crude (Brent) is below $30 per barrel. If you are residing in a country where your currency is worth more than the paper it is printed on, this is great news.

The ZAR was worth more than the USD when I was a youngster. we paid ZAR 0.82 for a USD and prior to the sanctions and the '71 oil price crisis Ford and GM products were more abundant than VW beetles. We paid approximately R2.00 for a British Pound. You could buy a Benz for less than a Chevvy or a Ford.

Even after the oil fiasco during the seventies, we still had the strongest currency in Africa. The infrastructure was better developed than most European countries and Nothing in Africa could touch us.

This state was maintained until 1994.

Now we have to multiply the USD price by 17 to get the Rand value and the British Pound by 23 - the slide is so rapid that one has to check the exchange rate at the time of purchase, or else you may be underpaying for your import with the resulting inconvenienc…