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Simon Black – June 15, 2018 Santiago, Chile
Earlier this week while most of the world was transfixed on the World Cup, the Trump/Kim handshake, or a multitude of other sundry events, Julius Malema, aka the Hitler of South Africa, was busy telling white people in his country that he’s not going wage genocide against them. Yet.
In an interview with TRT World News published this week, Malema said, “We have not called for the killing of white people. At least for now. I can’t guarantee the future.”
When the reporter mentioned that some people might view these remarks as a call to genocide, Malema responded, “Crybabies. Crybabies,” but later warned white South Africans that “the masses are on board” for “an un-led revolution and anarchy.”
READ HERE: https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/the-hitler-of-south-africa-tells-white-people-he-wont-kill-them-yet-23774/
Pray for South Africa. Pray fervently for level heads and Christian values to prevail there; for the honest and peaceful cooperation of the races and ethnicities in that great nation.
The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) regulates the international trade in conventional weapons. According to the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, the treaty will not do any of the following: interfere with domestic arms commerce or the right to bear arms in Member States; ban the export of any type of weapon; harm States’ legitimate right to self-defense; or undermine national arms regulation standards already in place.
But the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Gun Owners of America warn that the treaty is an attempt to circumvent the Second Amendment and similar guarantees in state constitutions in order to impose domestic gun regulations. In other words, just like the UN Small Arms Treaty, the Arms Trade Treaty is really a gun-control agreement.
On April 2, 2013, after years of preparation, the ATT was approved by a vote of 154 to 3.
Today, the doors open for U.N. member nations to ratify the ATT. President Lucifer is expected to sign it today, assuming he hasn’t already done so by the time I publish this post.
Despite his signing the treaty, the U.S. Constitution gives the authority over foreign treaties to the United States Senate. This means the ATT is not enforceable unless and until the Senate ratifies it with a two-thirds majority vote.
The ATT would provide the United States Executive, i.e., the President, sweeping powers to regulate which guns can and cannot enter or exit our country. Further, this treaty is likely a stepping-stone to a mandatory international gun-registry. In July 2012, the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action sounded this warning:
“Anti-gun treaty proponents continue to mislead the public, claiming the treaty would have no impact on American gun owners. That’s a bald-faced lie. For example, the most recent draft treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the ‘end user’ of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an ‘end user’ and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.”
The NRA’s warning is well-placed. Here’s what Article 5 (“General Implementation”) of the Arms Trade Treaty says:
2. Each State Party shall establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list, in order to implement the provisions of this Treaty.
3. Each State Party is encouraged to apply the provisions of this Treaty to the broadest range of conventional arms. […]
4. Each State Party, pursuant to its national laws, shall provide its national control list to the Secretariat, which shall make it available to other States Parties. States Parties are encouraged to make their control lists publicly available.
5. Each State Party shall take measures necessary to implement the provisions of this Treaty and shall designate competent national authorities in order to have an effective and transparent national control system regulating the transfer of conventional arms covered under Article 2 (1) and of items covered in Article 3 and Article 4.
6. Each State Party shall designate one or more national points of contact to exchange information on matters related to the implementation of this Treaty. A State Party shall notify the Secretariat, established under Article 18, of its national point(s) of contact and keep the information updated.
Read Article 5 (4) again. It’s not just our federal government that would get a copy of the “national [gun] control list.” International bureaucrats at the United Nations and foreign governments would have access to the list as well!
A gun registration system (though it’s not called such) is contained in the treaty’s Article 12 (“Record Keeping”):
1. Each State Party shall maintain national records, pursuant to its national laws and regulations, of its issuance of export authorizations or its actual exports of the conventional arms covered under Article 2 (1).
2. Each State Party is encouraged to maintain records of conventional arms covered under Article 2 (1) that are transferred to its territory as the final destination or that are authorized to transit or trans-ship territory under its jurisdiction.
3. Each State Party is encouraged to include in those records: the quantity, value, model/type, authorized international transfers of conventional arms covered under Article 2 (1), conventional arms actually transferred, details of exporting State(s), importing State(s), transit and trans-shipment State(s), and end users, as appropriate.
4. Records shall be kept for a minimum of ten years.
Then there’s the ATT’s Article 14 (“Enforcement”), which seems to authorize the United States Executive, i.e., President, to create whatever domestic gun-control laws that are needed: “Each State Party shall take appropriate measures to enforce national laws and regulations that implement the provisions of this Treaty.”
Even worse, Article 16 of the ATT allows for U.N. personnel to help U.S. law enforcement implement treaty obligations: ” In implementing this Treaty, each State Party … may request, offer or receive assistance through, inter alia, the United Nations, international, regional, subregional or national organizations, non-governmental organizations, or on a bilateral basis.”
Article 16 also opens the door to U.S. taxpayers footing the bill for other countries’ treaty implementation: ” A voluntary trust fund shall be established by States Parties to assist requesting States Parties requiring international assistance to implement this Treaty. Each State Party is encouraged to contribute resources to the fund.”
Read the UN Arms Trade Treaty in pdf format, here.
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), one of 34 Senators who voted on a resolution in April opposing the Arms Trade Treaty, vows that he will block the treaty “as long as [he is] breathing in the U.S. Senate. I have great concerns that this treaty can be used to violate the second amendment rights of American citizens, and do not believe we should sign any treaty that infringes on the sovereignty of our country.”
Here’s Sen. Mike Lee’s contact info to send your “Thank You”:
316 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Email: click here
South Africa is an object lesson in why gun registration should be opposed. Put simply, your government can only confiscate your guns if they know you have guns. And they know that only if you tell them — via a mandatory gun registration system.
Arnold Ahlert writes in FrontPage Mag, March 11, 2o13:
Like so many societies where demonstrating who’s in control becomes a necessity, disarming the population becomes a priority. In 2010, the ANC-led regime changed the Firearms Registration Act, demanding that all legal guns be re-registered by July 31, 2011. In the process of re-registration, more than half the applicants were turned down, and 90 percent were turned down again on appeal. Thus, white farm families were forced to relinquish their last line of defense against the tens of thousands of criminal gangs roaming the countryside–armed with AK47s. and as Genocide Watch noted on its website last July one more step was taken as well. “The government has disbanded the commando units of white farmers that once protected their farms, and has passed laws to confiscate the farmers’ weapons,” it reported. “Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocidal killings.”
H/t FOTM’s Sunny.
The Obama regime, in the person of Secretary of State John Kerry, signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty on Sept. 25, 2013. See “President Lucifer signs UN gun control treaty.”
Not many know about Kulula Airlines, the South African low-fare airline that only travels in and around a handful of African countries, but with the airliner going to great lengths to demonstrate its humor inside and outside of its airplanes, maybe Kulula Airlines can turn some heads, gain some attention and even expand in the process.
Kulula Airlines was founded in July 2001 as a low-cost subsidiary of British Airways franchise Comair, with Comair listed on the local exchange and British Airways retaining an 11 percent stake in the business. But even with a low budget, the South African airliner is finding new ways to attract attention and customers.
After 11 years since launching, Kulula Airlines has actually become the No. 2 carrier in South Africa, thanks to eye-catching ad campaigns that depict ordinary flyers as superheroes, under their slogan, Now anyone can fly. Now, the airline is going even further with humor, using it both inside and outside the plane.
Humour has been part of Kulula from day one, said Heidi Braurer, Kulula’s marketing chief. It is well to be easy and funky, but this is serious business, too.
Inside the plane, Kulula takes a page from Southwest Airlines, adding wisecracks into the otherwise-bland pre-flight safety demonstration. For instance, you might hear a flight attendant say upon departure, In case you have two children, choose the one you love the most to help him or her first. Or upon arrival: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Cape Town. You can disembark in a moment, except for the hunk in 13A, who is welcome to stay.
They are encouraged to be interacting and original, but not insulting to anybody, Braurer said. We don’t hire them as comedians, we hire them as flight attendants.
But outside the plane’s cabin, Kulula is turning heads and making a name for itself in the process. The company has become very liberal with their exterior decoration, painting some planes with cows, signs that read This Way Up, and even adding arrows that point out each individual feature of the plane, including the black box, the seats, the back door, the nose cone, and even where the co-captain sits. It’s highly unusual for an airliner to not take itself so seriously, and people are noticing.
We couldn’t guarantee that we would always be cheapest, especially as the national carrier (South African Airways) in South Africa has had a history of cost-cutting to drive out new entrants to the market, Brauer said. [But] with a tiny budget, we needed to be seen.
In the last decade, Kulula has managed to claim 20 percent of South Africa’s domestic market, transporting more than 2.4 million passengers a year.
It is a very good case study, said David Blyth, a marketing manager at Yellowwood, an ad agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a very difficult market, very competitive, he said. What they did very cleverly is giving humour, bringing an ambiance: as a passenger, you think you are a personality, you get more for the same price.
Kulula may be in trouble, however, as Comair just announced its first-ever financial loss recently. The company will need to face this obstacle and many more to come, including issues like increasing costs on fuel and airport access, but at least Kulula will do it all with a smile.
These holes are not only amazing, but some are really terrifying! The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny we are.
A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir. It is the largest spillway of this type in the world. It consumes 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.
It is capable of swallowing trillions and trillions of U.S. dollars, annually! The money that falls into this hole is never seen again! This giant Rat Hole is reputed to be filled with at least 535 ass holes.
H/t FOTM’s igor
Yesterday night, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton cut loose on the dance floor.
Pay special attention beginning at around the 0:35 mark.
With her hair pulled severely back in a pony tail and that 007-villain jacket, and grinding behind the corpulent woman singer…. Hmm….
gaydar butch alert just went off. LOL
I got this e-mail about a big tree in South Africa.
Looks normal from a distance, but take a closer look…
Nobody knows who the artist was!
It is amazing how someone can actually carve and do a sculpture like this and not kill the tree!
Before I hit the button to “publish” this post on Fellowship of the Minds, a little voice inside me urged me to look it up on the world wide web. So I did….
It turns out the e-mail is a hoax. There is no such carved tree in South Africa (or India – in another version of this e-mail). Here’s what I found:
The “tree” in the photographs is completely artificial and, moreover, it is not even located in India [or Africa]. The tree is, in fact, the famous Tree of Life, an icon of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a theme park located in Florida, USA. The artificial tree was assembled out of a range of materials and appears amazingly lifelike. An article about the tree on Disney information website, DIS, notes:
The first challenge was designing a 145 foot tall “tree” that could stand up to hurricane force winds, but still look realistic. A unique system of fabricating and assembling the branches was designed that brought the flexibility that was needed to bring this idea to life. There are 45 secondary branches that lead to 756 tertiary branches. With 7891 end branches, the entire structure is covered with 102,583 manmade leaves, each of which is more than a foot long.
So that’s the way the cookie crumbles! LOL
Boondoggle – n.: An unnecessary or wasteful project or activity.
America is broke. 1 of every 4 homes are underwater; 1 of every 8 Americans are on food stamps; unemployment is stuck at an official 9.1%; and our national debt is approaching $14.5 trillion. (For more on America’s indebtedness, see Tony Whitcomb’s blog here.)
But Michelle Obama thinks it’s just dandy to go on an African boondoggle that costs American taxpayers an estimated $800,000. And what was the purpose of the trip? — to promote “youth leadership, education, health and wellness” in southern Africa, according to the White House.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports, June 28, 2011, that according to Whitehousedossier.com, Michelle’s trip to South Africa and Botswana last week could cost as much as $800,000 to taxpayers — those 53% of
Americans suckers who still pay income tax.
This is how the $800,000 break down:
Michelle Marie Antoinette would say: “Let them eat cake!”