Jy blaai in die argief vir 2012 Julie.

Bankers beware, you are being weighed….

Julie 31, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Former CEO & Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Arrested in Ireland

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/69917-breaking-former-ceo-a-chairman-of-anglo-irish-bank-arrested-in-ireland

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In Iran, four bankers have been sentence to death.

http://www.news24.com/World/News/4-get-death-for-Irans-biggest-bank-fraud-20120730

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Yesterday, the CEO of Standard Bank lied through his teeth and subsequently this Business Live article has been “cyber-stormed” with a flurry of comments exposing the truth.

http://www.businesslive.co.za/incoming/2012/07/29/sa-banks-ethos-stronger-than-europe-us–bank-chief?mode=all.

and here is a few comments on this okes spin:

bengine Jul 30, 2012

“Referring to the hostility and loss of trust the banking system overseas” – and in SA. The only reason the banks here have not been under the same pressure is that in SA they have (through the media and spin) managed to hide their activities from the general population. 

waldo Jul 30, 2012

Its only a matter of time … these fat cats will soon be exposed for what they really are, playing on peoples ignorance. This is a worldwide issue & no large banking institution is innocent as they have all comitted fraud & broken various other laws & gotten away with it for far too long until now.

scottyc Jul 30, 2012

How can Mr Maree stand up and lie through his teeth like this? Standard Bank’s own words show that the size of the securitisation market in 2012 is set to be R25 billion. They own SA Homeloans for crying out loud – the entire book is funded by derivatives! For 20 years, banks have been playing the “casino” game with securitisation in South Africa, causing hudreds of millions of illegal foreclosures. They have just been sued by the New Economic Rights Alliance for this very reason!!! Jaco Maree, you are DISGUSTING. To make a public comment like this you would have to be either a despicable liar, or you and your banking buddies are more desperate than you want people to know.

Con-Tester Jul 30, 2012

What Mr Maree ignores, conveniently so it seems, is that even if SA banks’ lending practices are somehow morally superior to those in the US and Europe, it hardly exonerates the SA banks from the scurrilous activities they’re engaged in locally. It’s like saying, “Hey, look at that lot over there, they steal much more than we do.” In short, Mr Maree is being disingenuous, delusional, deflective or deliberately deceitful — perhaps even all of the preceding. 

bane-of-the-bank Jul 30, 2012

Let’s test this man’s integrity. I have will file my commercial affidavits against 3 lending institutions this week asking them some hard questions that I know they can’t answer. I think I will include this ‘VIP’ in my list and get his response/ lack of response on record and mail it to all the radio/ tv stations and newspaper outlets. Howzat wanker, I mean banker!


Blikskottel: Knows that soon the truth will make many people get hurt






Verwondering van ‘n regter

Julie 26, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Die Regter in die Rivonia-saak (einste Quartus de Wet wat die doodstraf in 1942 opgelê het aan die Ossewa Brandwag- en Stormjaerlid H.S. van Blerk) het openlik in 1964 sy verwondering uitgespreek dat die Rivonia-aanklagte nie Hoogverraad ingesluit het nie. Want dan sou Mandela en sy maters ongetwyfeld kwalifiseer vir die galg.Teen 2003 is Mandela ‘n oud-President van Suid-Afrika en steeds heel lewendig. ‘n Afgod wat self nooit enige Christenskap bely het nie, maar nogtans as’t ware aanbid word – ook deur sekere Blanke “Christene”. Al het Blank én nie-Blank dekades lank onder die bom-aanslae van “Madiba” se terroristebendes deurgeloop.

Blikskottel: Is net so verwonderd oor die miljoene wat die ANC steel en niks gebeur nie.

Banks, watch out!!!

Julie 24, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

The Sheriff of the Court has just served the four major banks, and the Reserve Bank, with a summons from the New Economic Rights Alliance: Case number 27478/12  NewERA.  Put simply, the NewERA is asking the High Court to declare our money lending system fraudulent and unconstitutional. We are not suing for money. Alternatively, we are asking the Court to suspend all legal action currently taken against every South African by the banks, until a full investigation has been undertaken into our banking system.

Read more here:

http://www.smesouthafrica.co.za/index.php/sme-focus/sme-news/ngo-npo/3535-newera-sues-the-banks–class-action-lawsuit

Blikskottel: Knows they can run, but they can never hide!

No peaceful platteland dorpies anymore

Julie 23, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Kuruman plunged into SECOND MONTH of violence: two businessmen murdered, one horrific murder (guy’s head was chopped off); torching of shops, schoolrooms and municipal properties;

kids don’t go to school, cops under attack again today with SAPS-van windows broken by stone-throws,

people are fleeing from large mobs with knobkieries and whips. …and the news media just ignores it.

http://www.neo-genocide.com/farmitracker/reports/view/188

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Kuruman farmer brutally beaten
2012-06-24 20:14
A Northern Cape man has been attacked on a farm near Kuruman, police said on Sunday.

“It is believed that three unidentified men gained entry and brutally beat the elderly man,” said Captain Cherelle Ehlers.

They fled in Joseph van Heerden’s white Toyota Hilux bakkie.

“He is being treated in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition,” she said, but added that he could not tell the police exactly what had happened because of his injuries.

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Reivilo – Drie mans is die afgelope naweek hier in hegtenis geneem na die aanval op ‘n 38-jarige vrou op die plaas Eierfontein.
Dié was die tweede aanval op ‘n plaas in minder as ‘n week binne ‘n radius van ongeveer 70 km uitmekaar.

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Bernardo-gesin oorval en beroof
Category: News

BRITS – ‘n Alombekende egpaar van Brits, Frik Bernardo (74) en sy vrou, Rina (68), is Maandagaand tydens ‘n gewapende rooftog by hulle huis in Elandsrand deur gewapende boosdoeners oorval en beroof.

‘n Getraumatiseerde Frik het aan Brits Pos gesê die voorval het die aand omstreeks 20:00 plaasgevind terwyl hy en sy kleinkinders gesit en TV kyk het. 


Blikskottel: Ons dorpie se groep manne wat elke nag patrollies doen, groei elke dag.

Ek wens….

Julie 22, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Blikskottel: Kan net lag vir party mense se sienings.

Bose Boere

Julie 19, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Hierdie stuk is deur my gevind en “gecopy & paste” uit:

Die Vryburger( ‘n Publikasie wat ook op die internet beskikbaar is en waarmee ek nie altyd saamstem nie en ooknie altyd verskil nie)

18 Julie 2102

 

As mens so kyk na die uitlatings van die minister van openbare beskuldigings, Malusi Gigaba, is die boere darem werklik boos! Nie net dit nie, boere het so min om te doen, dat hulle selfs uitgewerkte komplotte uitwerk en deurvoer om massamoorde te kan pleeg. Toe ‘n vragmotor vol insittendes voor ‘n waarskuwende en waarskynlik op daardie stadium reeds desperaat-histeriese treindrywer se tjoekepaf injaag, is daar twee moontlikhede van wat kon gebeur het.

 

Die eerste is dat boer Carel-Gert van Graan, geen tekort aan arbeid op sy plaas het nie. Selfs nadat hy twee maande gelede op ‘n Sondag in eredienstyd sy ou Ford vragmotortjie met sestig sakke veevoer, 5 twintig liter kanne diesel en ‘n derde van sy (tot op daardie stadium werkende) windpomp se metaal aan vier van sy arbeiders geskenk het, sukkel hy glad nie om hulle te vervang nie.

 

Inteendeel, hy het maar nog altyd net arbeiders aangehou vir die opwinding daarvan om elke af en toe ‘n plaasaanval te moet trotseer, want hy kan sy ganse 4700 ha grond op sy eie behartig. So desperaat is boer CG vir opwinding dat hy sommer derduisende onwettige immigrante met xilofoonagtige ribbekaste oor die grense te laat stroom het. Boer CG vang toe etlike van hulle in wreedaardige strikke met ‘n halwe mieliepit en ‘n koppie vuil water en dwing hulle om ‘n werksgeleentheid by hom te aanvaar waar hulle ook geforseer is om sy gratis maandelikse mieliepap te aanvaar.

 

Op die wreedagtigste manier gee hy hulle oorpakke, stewels en ander klere wat op vernederende wyse hulle volle liggame bedek en hul van die lieflikste winterkoue beroof. Ook hulle sterrekyk stokperdjie word gruwelik van hulle ontneem deurdat hulle gedwing word om in die gratis behuising in te trek. Om alles te kroon ontneem die sadistiese boer CG hulle van hul oefen geleentheid deur hul te dwing om ‘n geleentheid agter op sy vragmotor dorp toe te gebruik – alles sodat hulle getref kan word deur die trein met etlike waens steenkool wat hy bestel het net om hulle te tref!

 

Die ander opsie is dat die bestuurder van die vragmotor geen respek vir reels gehad het nie, sy musiek geluister het sodat hy nie die trein kon hoor nie en geen diepte-skattig gehad het nie omdat hy grootgeword het met sy neus in sy ma se sesde rugwerwel. maar dit is bietjie verregaande.

Tot volgende slag

Die Sweep

 

Blikskottel: Lees baie wyd en probeer soveel opinies as moontlik oor enige saak raaksien

A proven way to fix RSA’s education problems

Julie 18, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

43 percent of Finnish high-school students go to vocational schools.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/finland-education-school-2011-12?op=1#ixzz20xB8GjYf

Finland has the same amount of teachers as New York City, but far fewer students

The school system is 100% state funded.

All teachers in Finland must have a masters degree, which is fully subsidized

The national curriculum is only broad guidelines

 

Teachers are selected from the top 10% of graduates.

In 2010, 6,600 applicants vied for 660 primary school training slots

There is no merit pay for teachers

Teachers are given the same status as doctors and lawyers

In an international standardized measurement in 2001, Finnish children came top or very close to the top for science, reading and mathematics.

Blikskottel: Dares the ANC to go the Finnish way for education

Rules by men

Julie 17, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

We always hear the rules from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side.
Please note…. They are all numbered “1”. On purpose!
1- breasts are for looking at, thats why we do it. Dont try changing that..
1- learn to work the toilet seat. You are a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You dont hear us complaining when you leave it down.
1- saturdays= sports. It is like the full moon. Let it be.
1- shopping is not a sport!
1-crying is blackmail.
1-yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers to every question.
1- A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
1- If you think you’re fat, you probaly are, dont ask us.
1- If it itches, it will be scratched, we do that.
1- If we ask what is wrong, and you say nothing, we will act like nothing is wrong, we know you are lying, but its just not worth the hassle.
1- When we go somewhere, anything you wear is fine, really!!
1- Dont ask us what you are thinking about, unless you are prepared to talk about sex , sports or cars.
1- You have enough clothes.
1- You have to many shoes.
1- I’am in shape, round is a shape.

Thank you for reading this, yes i know i will have to sleep on the couch tonight. But did you know men likes that, its like camping!

 

Blikskottel: Loves to be a man

Dubai, built on real evil

Julie 16, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

There are three different Dubais, all swirling around each other. There are the expats, like Karen; there are the Emiratis, headed by Sheikh Mohammed; and then there is the foreign underclass who built the city, and are trapped here. They are hidden in plain view. You see them everywhere, in dirt-caked blue uniforms, being shouted at by their superiors, like a chain gang – but you are trained not to look. It is like a mantra: the Sheikh built the city. The Sheikh built the city. Workers? What workers?

 

Every evening, the hundreds of thousands of young men who build Dubai are bussed from their sites to a vast concrete wasteland an hour out of town, where they are quarantined away. Until a few years ago they were shuttled back and forth on cattle trucks, but the expats complained this was unsightly, so now they are shunted on small metal buses that function like greenhouses in the desert heat. They sweat like sponges being slowly wrung out.

Sonapur is a rubble-strewn patchwork of miles and miles of identical concrete buildings. Some 300,000 men live piled up here, in a place whose name in Hindi means “City of Gold”. In the first camp I stop at – riven with the smell of sewage and sweat – the men huddle around, eager to tell someone, anyone, what is happening to them.

 

Sahinal Monir, a slim 24-year-old from the deltas of Bangladesh. “To get you here, they tell you Dubai is heaven. Then you get here and realise it is hell,” he says. Four years ago, an employment agent arrived in Sahinal’s village in Southern Bangladesh. He told the men of the village that there was a place where they could earn 40,000 takka a month (£400) just for working nine-to-five on construction projects. It was a place where they would be given great accommodation, great food, and treated well. All they had to do was pay an up-front fee of 220,000 takka (£2,300) for the work visa – a fee they’d pay off in the first six months, easy. So Sahinal sold his family land, and took out a loan from the local lender, to head to this paradise.

 

As soon as he arrived at Dubai airport, his passport was taken from him by his construction company. He has not seen it since. He was told brusquely that from now on he would be working 14-hour days in the desert heat – where western tourists are advised not to stay outside for even five minutes in summer, when it hits 55 degrees – for 500 dirhams a month (£90), less than a quarter of the wage he was promised. If you don’t like it, the company told him, go home. “But how can I go home? You have my passport, and I have no money for the ticket,” he said. “Well, then you’d better get to work,” they replied.

Sahinal was in a panic. His family back home – his son, daughter, wife and parents – were waiting for money, excited that their boy had finally made it. But he was going to have to work for more than two years just to pay for the cost of getting here – and all to earn less than he did in Bangladesh.

 

He shows me his room. It is a tiny, poky, concrete cell with triple-decker bunk-beds, where he lives with 11 other men. All his belongings are piled onto his bunk: three shirts, a spare pair of trousers, and a cellphone. The room stinks, because the lavatories in the corner of the camp – holes in the ground – are backed up with excrement and clouds of black flies. There is no air conditioning or fans, so the heat is “unbearable. You cannot sleep. All you do is sweat and scratch all night.” At the height of summer, people sleep on the floor, on the roof, anywhere where they can pray for a moment of breeze.

 

The water delivered to the camp in huge white containers isn’t properly desalinated: it tastes of salt. “It makes us sick, but we have nothing else to drink,” he says.

The work is “the worst in the world,” he says. “You have to carry 50kg bricks and blocks of cement in the worst heat imaginable … This heat – it is like nothing else. You sweat so much you can’t pee, not for days or weeks. It’s like all the liquid comes out through your skin and you stink. You become dizzy and sick but you aren’t allowed to stop, except for an hour in the afternoon. You know if you drop anything or slip, you could die. If you take time off sick, your wages are docked, and you are trapped here even longer.”

 

He is currently working on the 67th floor of a shiny new tower, where he builds upwards, into the sky, into the heat. He doesn’t know its name. In his four years here, he has never seen the Dubai of tourist-fame, except as he constructs it floor-by-floor.

 

Is he angry? He is quiet for a long time. “Here, nobody shows their anger. You can’t. You get put in jail for a long time, then deported.” Last year, some workers went on strike after they were not given their wages for four months. The Dubai police surrounded their camps with razor-wire and water-cannons and blasted them out and back to work.

The “ringleaders” were imprisoned. I try a different question: does Sohinal regret coming? All the men look down, awkwardly. “How can we think about that? We are trapped. If we start to think about regrets…” He lets the sentence trail off. Eventually, another worker breaks the silence by adding: “I miss my country, my family and my land. We can grow food in Bangladesh. Here, nothing grows. Just oil and buildings.”

 

Since the recession hit, they say, the electricity has been cut off in dozens of the camps, and the men have not been paid for months. Their companies have disappeared with their passports and their pay. “We have been robbed of everything. Even if somehow we get back to Bangladesh, the loan sharks will demand we repay our loans immediately, and when we can’t, we’ll be sent to prison.”

 

This is all supposed to be illegal. Employers are meant to pay on time, never take your passport, give you breaks in the heat – but I met nobody who said it happens. Not one. These men are conned into coming and trapped into staying, with the complicity of the Dubai authorities.

 

Sahinal could well die out here. A British man who used to work on construction projects told me: “There’s a huge number of suicides in the camps and on the construction sites, but they’re not reported. They’re described as ‘accidents’.” Even then, their families aren’t free: they simply inherit the debts. A Human Rights Watch study found there is a “cover-up of the true extent” of deaths from heat exhaustion, overwork and suicide, but the Indian consulate registered 971 deaths of their nationals in 2005 alone. After this figure was leaked, the consulates were told to stop counting.

 

At night, in the dusk, I sit in the camp with Sohinal and his friends as they scrape together what they have left to buy a cheap bottle of spirits. They down it in one ferocious gulp. “It helps you to feel numb”, Sohinal says through a stinging throat. In the distance, the glistening Dubai skyline he built stands, oblivious.

 

Blikskottel: Understands how this happen and how a socalled religion allws for it.

Centurion…the nightmare unfolding

Julie 14, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Residents in Centurion – traditionally an overwhelmingly Afrikaner-area – are under siege on the streets, outside the schools and while withdrawing cash from banks by organised, armed crime gangs. The LookLocal.co.za newspaper owned by Caxton newspaper group lately reports numerous incidents over the past months where residents are accosted, robbed and terrorised.

 

Principal Carel Cronjé of Laerskool Swartkop and councillor Ina Strijdom recently raised the alarm about ‘the recent increase in smash and grab incidents happening in the school’s parking lot.Cronje warned parents and children should be wide awake and on the look out for suspicious activities, reported local journalist Suzette van Huyssteen 20 April 2012.Another targetted school is the Afrikaans primary school Swartkop in Valhalla, said ward councillor Ina Strijdom.

 

“The gangs operate in groups. One group stays in a get-away vehicle while the others do ‘shopping’. Strijdom added that the Wierda Bridge community police forum (CPF) recorded five incidents since December 2011.Another two incidents were recorded since the start of schools in April 2012. “You might think you are only leaving your vehicle for five minutes, but these criminals need only a few seconds to smash your window and steal your valuables. Strijdom believed that the same gangs were moving between the schools. “Once their modus operandi are clear to residents and the CPF, they move to the next school.

 

We had similar incidents at Vhalliespark Primary School formerly known as Laerskool Valhalla. Strijdom asked Pretoria metro to erect “Smash and Grab” warning signs outside the school to alert parents. Recently two crime hotspots were also identified on two residential streets by SAPS wo Antoine Botha, crime-victim Anja Johnsen and wo Eddie Pretorius: one was located at Gerhard Str & West Avenue in Centurion where four women were robbed within a week, and the other one at Rabie Street and End Avenue. Crime victim Mrs Johnsen and her dad searched the veld next to the road and found ‘masses of other bank-cards and empty wallets,’ they said. They handed in the stolen property to the police for return to their owners.

 

W/o Antoine Botha of Lyttelton SAPS said they were aware of the danger-zones and encourage motorists to be cautious when approaching them.

Earlier local councillor Clive Napier also had received ‘numerous complaints’ about the End/Rabie Streets intersection at Clubview, he said. The smash and grabs have been going on for years, but increased in frequency recently,” Napier said. He also urged residents to be very alert when approaching this intersection – and to avoid using it at night. 

 

 It was reported that a woman had fought for her life against four armed Sotho-speaking male attackers who had followed her from the Standard Bank in Centurion after she’d withdrawn R23,000 cash.She was close to her place of employment near Centurion lake before she realised she was being followed by four men in a white VW Polo who rushed her right outside the security-gate at her work. One men knew exactly where to find the cash: she’d hidden it inside her bra. Dramatic footage of the security camera at the business parking lot showed how she was tackled and robbed within just six seconds before the men fled.

 

http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/centurion/centurion-news-crime?oid=5747694&sn=Detail&pid=1345603&Gewapende-rowers-beroof-vrou

 

 SAPS brig Brig. George Manganye who commands the Lyttelton-polisiestation confirmed that there are ‘crime syndicates operating in the area which specialise in targetting clients withdrawing cash from banks.’ Earlier. SAPS officers w/o Gerhard Pauls and Constable Wayne Crewe also prevented more attacks on residential homes when they arrested three suspects in The Reeds for being in possession of alleged housebreaking equipment. Wierdabrug police on regular patrol noticed a suspicious Volkswagen Golf with three occupants. Warrent Officer Gerhard Pauls and Constable Wayne Crewe stopped the suspects and conducted a vehicle search. According to Captain Agnus Huma, spokesperson at Wierdabrug police station, tools that were allegedly used for housebreaking were found in the vehicle. Among the tools the front part of a pickaxe, allegedly used to break open burglar bars and security doors were found. The three suspects were arrested and charged with being in possession of suspected housebreaking tools. Police suspect that the men have allegedly been involved in various burglaries in the area over the past few months. http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/centurion/centurion-news-crime?oid=5842074&sn=Detail&pid=1345603&Suspects-found-with-housebreaking-tools

 

Blikskottel: Wonder how long it will take before people start to retaliate….