Thursday, 23 May 2013

Father of young man murdered Easter Monday near Poenix Park Dublin by Irish Vols - Major George Robert Playfair MC

Johnny Doyle: Major George Robert Playfair MC: George Robert Playfair was born in Hampshire (Southsea or Portsea) in 1869, the son of John and Sarah Playfair. John was born in Ireland and...

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Video of Woolwich Terrorist


Spotted a few reptiles on Facebook - de-friended and blocked them all. My test ?  Admirers of  that Putrid Pentagon of  racist Jews - [a] Avraham Stern, LEHI terror gang chief, happily shot dead 1942 by South Londoner, Police Asst Supt Geoffrey J Morton, [b] US-born Rabbi Meir Kahane, once elected an MK [ = MP], whose KACH outfit was rightly  outlawed by Israel, [c] NY-born Dr Baruch Goldstein, mass murderer of 29 Arabs at prayer in Hebron Mosque, close to Lior, [d] Yigal Amir, murderer of Israeli PM Rabin, also  influenced by Lior,  and [e] Rabbi Dov Lior , Hebron-based *Settler* who praised Goldstein as *more holy than the martyrs of the Holocaust*.

What is  extremely disturbing and disgusting is that Lior  remains Chair of  the Council of Rabbis in the Occupied Territories - that exposes the moral character at the heart of that aggressive fringe movement [ even if some Settlers are there due mainly to large state subsidy ] and a  fringe which has been allowed become far too influential and unchallenged in Israeli politic  - even more so since the last Israeli General Election. Like the Hebron-based new female MK,  ORIT STRUCK in Bennett's *Jewish Home* party, who publicly  supported her son when convicted of and jailed for his  racist attack on an Arab youth.

My tribe is never all Irish [ or Jews or Arabs ] but only those who share core universal moral values  -such as the brave anti-Jihadist Muslims who confront our COMMON enemy.

Interesting that Gandhi was murdered not by any Muslim but by an extremist Hindu, while Prime Minister Rabin was murdered no by any Arab but by an extremist Jew,  Pres Anwar Sadat by an Islamicist Jihadi extremist, as was Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, and Michael Collins was murdered in August 1922 by an Irish *republican* extremist.

The *enemy within* being more lethal.

And  Zero Tolerance is  the only answer - for those who admire extremists or spout absurdities, no less than for perpetrators of atrocities -  including on Facebook, Blogspot, Linkedin, Twitter

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Matters of taste

Matters of taste

Noto Duomo

Noto Duomo, originally uploaded by Pétursey.

מטס יום העצמאות 2013 Israel Independence Day Airshow

Friday, 10 May 2013

The Benghazi Scandal Grows

The Benghazi Scandal Grows: pNational Journal’s Michael Hirsh, in writing about the House hearings on the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, said, “Benghazi was a tragedy. It will, almost certainly, remain a political issue. What it is not – by a long shot — is a scandal yet.” To understand why this judgment is wrong, [...]/p

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Gaelic psalms at Back Free Church, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides - 20/21/oct/2003

Honorable relatives

Prolonged digging in family history by 2 cousins and myself suggests that I am related - as a *First Cousin Twice Removed*  - to  the 1st  GAA President at its founding on  Nov 1, 1984, Maurice Davin 1842-1927 from Carrick-on-Suir, South Tipperary.

He was committed to ALL Sport and Athletics, but a tiny fanatical  fringe, from the secret armed underground IRB [ Irish Republican Brotherhood, founded Mar 17, 1858 in Dublin ] infiltrated the GAA and  turned it into a manipulated tool of their narrow, bigoted ideology - as they also did with the Gaelic League, founded July 1, 1893 where in 1915  the revolutionary Pearse ousted the founder, Dr Douglas Hyde, a County Roscommon Protestant, and later first President of Ireland in 1938.

 The conspirators got bigoted  rules passed which both [a] banned members  from playing or even attending Rugby [ loved by Founders such as Michael Cusack and Thomas St George MacCarthy, a Bansha, Co Tipperary-born Royal Irish Constabulary  District Inspector [ = Supt ] in Templemore, North Tipperary, and son of a Tralee, North Kerry-born District Inspector, as well as Soccer, Hockey and Cricket, and also [b] excluded police or military  from membership - even tho' 1 of the 7 Founders, MacCarthy,  was a police officer.

Maurice Davin was a First Cousin of my maternal Grandfather, Michael Davin, from Kilknockan Townland, South Tipperary, and Michael was also passionately committed to Sport [ not violent revolution or secret conspiracies ], being first national Vice-President of  the GAA Handball Council in 1922, as well as  Chair of the  Leinster Handball Council, and President of the outstanding Handball Club at Talbot's Inch, Kilkenny City, which was funded by the first Jewish  parliamentarian in Ireland, Senator Lady Desart, Ellen Bischoffsheim, a Senator from Dec 1922 [ when the new independent  Irish State started ]  until her death in June, 1933.  She also generously  aided many other cultural and industrial developments in Kilkenny City, constructively using funds inherited from her  London banking family.  In the Senate she strongly advocated the provision of Civil Divorce.

The City Council  in Kilkenny conferred on her the honor of *Freedom of the City* in 1910 - she said that she was the first Jewess to be so honored anywhere in the world.

Michael  Davin was her Estate Steward  [ manager ] from 1912 to 1933.  Ellen succeeded her brother-in-law Otway Cuffe as Gaelic League President in Kilkenny in 1912. Michael had been his Estate Steward. Cuffe was an ex-Capt of the Rifle Brigade of the British Army. In their early years, both the GAA and Gaelic League were strongly supported by all who loved Sport and Culture, and who were committed to the revival of traditions,  until a tiny fringe perverted it into a revolutionary tool.

Michael who moved to County Kilkenny on his marrriage to a Kilkenny-woman, Annie Lappin, had been a Cricket Captain in Kilkenny when working for Capt Cuffe at Sheastown on the South of the City. Annie was the daughter of a farmer's son from County Armagh, Peaden Lappin, an RIC Constable stationed in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny, and both Peaden and Annie were married in Kilfane Church of Ireland, Thomastown, South Kilkenny.

The definitive repudiation of the long era of contamination of the GAA by  revolutionary ideology was when the GAA Gaelic Football team of the PSNI [ Police Service of Northern Ireland ] played a team of Irish Parliamentarians at Kilmacud Crokes Club, Stillorgan Dublin, led by Jimmy Deenihan, a noted Kerry player and now Sports Minister, and including a very fit Enda Kenny. PSNI Captain was Constable Peadar Heffron,  also committed to and fluent in the Gaelic Language,  and later targeted by the cowardly ex-Provo IRA  reptiles, who maimed him with their UCB [ under-car bomb ] as he drove to work.

The monument to be unveiled at the end of this month  in Carrick-on-Suir to Maurice Davin will not only honor a local but also honor the inclusive, open vision of Sport, Culture and Patriotism which he embodied.