Flabbergasted!!

 

Since day one…….. (and I mean before being elected as the Republican candidate)……… I was sure Trump would be the next president. I even bet $1000 dollars at seven to one in the UK as  I was so sure (my daughter loved her new furniture from that one).

I am very much a pro kinda Trump person……. but this last couple of weeks has seen some very bad mistakes…… and worse still is where those mistakes will lead and the inevitability of it all.

May 9th

Trump announces withdrawal from agreement with Iran Here

The first thing that has to occur to any reasonable individual is that this particular agreement took a very long time to negotiate……. in addition the countries that surround the middle East were happy because at last there was something positive coming out of a very difficult region.

Another point is that the Atomic UN watchdog deputy Tero Varjoranta resigns immediately Here and, as it was right after the Trump announcement, it can be logically inferred that he was not happy about the US decision.

Particularly as Iran was complying with all aspects of the agreement.

The top general in the U.S. military (Gen. Joseph Dunford) said Tuesday that Iran is complying with a landmark nuclear deal and that the agreement has achieved its intended result of curbing Iran’s nuclear program.  Here

So what is left? Well every other country in the world is going to say an agreement by the US is not worth the paper it is written on no matter who signs it!

If you have compliance by all parties and one party decides he is getting a lousy deal, it is neither morally sound or legally legitimate to cancel or renege on the agreement.

It is actually a breach of contract and a very poor judgement when you would wish others to take you at your word.

May 14th 2018

Trump moves the embassy to Jerusalem. Here

This has to be the mother of all errors. Currently Israel has an agreement of sorts thrashed out by the European courts.

The international community considers the establishment of Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories illegal under international law, because the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 prohibits countries from moving population into territories occupied in a war.[1][2][3][4][5] Israel maintains that they are consistent with international law[6] because it does not agree that the Fourth Geneva Convention applies to the territories occupied in the 1967 Six-Day War.[7] The United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Court of Justice and the High Contracting Parties to the Convention have all affirmed that the Fourth Geneva Convention does apply.[8][9]

Numerous UN resolutions have stated that the building and existence of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights are a violation of international law, including UN Security Council resolutions in 1979, 1980,[10][11][12] and 2016.[13][14] UN Security Council Resolution 446 refers to the Fourth Geneva Convention as the applicable international legal instrument, and calls upon Israel to desist from transferring its own population into the territories or changing their demographic makeup. The reconvened Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions has declared the settlements illegal[15] as has the primary judicial organ of the UN, the International Court of Justice[16] and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The position of successive Israeli governments is that all authorized settlements are entirely legal and consistent with international law,[17] despite Israel’s armistice agreements all being with High Contracting Parties.[18] In practice, Israel does not accept that the Fourth Geneva Convention applies de jure, but has stated that on humanitarian issues it will govern itself de facto by its provisions, without specifying which these are.[19][20] The majority of legal scholars hold the settlements to violate international law, while others have offered dissenting views supporting the Israeli position. Here

In addition Luis Moreno Ocampo who was the international prosecutor for the ICC says Israel are guilty of war crimes…… Here

These two together are damning indictments of the way Israelis treat their Palestinian neighbors….. but there is much, so much more they are doing.

So to move the US embassy to Jerusalem by implication gives a positive lift to Israelis unfairly and unreasonably by President Trump!

May 21st 2018

Trump introduces conditions for a new agreement with Iran to avoid sanctions. Here

So what we see is that not only are the USA defaulting on their agreement they want to introduce further agreements that for Iran take away the only source of defense they actually have.

The Iranians have already replied to the USA on what their stance is…….. Here

‘Who are you?’ Iran hits back at US demands

President Rouhani rejects US demands while Iran’s foreign minister dismisses Pompeo’s conditions as ‘sham’ diplomacy.

The fact is that 12 new conditions have been required from the US with a couple of notables…….

The tough conditions in the US administration’s so-called Plan B on Iran included Tehran withdrawing all its forces from Syria, halting uranium enrichment and nuclear-capable missiles, as well as ending support for a range of groups in the Middle East, such as Hezbollah and Hamas.

Which seems to have all the hallmarks of not wanting an agreement but regime change through collapse of their society or war……….

More sanctions will simply make Iranians closer to China nad Russia and drive up the price of oil in the West.

But just where is it all going?

My own view is very dismal I am afraid. I believe that Trump is doing the will of the Jews in general……. not just those in Israel, but, more importantly the banks, big businesses,the media and all media houses.

In doing so there are several fronts I see as being fought on behalf of Israel……

1st …………General public dissent of anyone who says ANYTHING against Israel…. and them then being labelled and bullied until they give in. The current issue of the British Labour Party who are being accused of anti-antisemitism because some of their members disagree with the Jews for many reasons.

2nd……….. The silence of the world while Israel commits genocide against Palestinians. The way that Israel has now surrounded the whole of the inhabitants of Palestine, depriving them of basic necessities, and inhumane treatment  when crossing borders that they have no choice to use.

I personally find it disgusting that they are just the same as SS guards…. they just have different uniforms on…otherwise so little separates them.

3rd The breach of agreement with the Iranians I believe to be abysmal.The US actually breached other agreements, one being a 1972 agreement to end the cold war…… See

EXCLUSIVE FULL UNEDITED Interview of Putin with NBC’s Megan Kelly

with the Russian Premier speaks volumes. The Russians have been shafted by the dishonorable USA.

How can ANY country accept the US version of anything after all Saddam, and Qaddafi did and they are both pushing up roses.

But in each case the bottom line is an advantage of Israel over its adversaries and leaves nothing in their way and the genocide escalates as shown a week ago when 52 demonstrators murdered and a massive 2500 wounded…all to lower limbs……..

What I fear most as a non believer who is made painfully obvious on a regular basis is that we are growing very close to MAKING prophesy come true.

I do not believe in God….. but I do read about many religions and this particular event comes awfully close to what has been written.

I am not gonna start quoting scriptures…… Easy to look up…… but an important point is that the battle sides are being drawn just as the way it has been said.

Currently you have the EU condemning the treatment of Iran and the Palestinians….. with the EU finding ways to assist Iran so it stays in the nuclear agreement and condemning the Israelis slaughter of innocents. This is a huge point if you should want support.

It means that the iron grip is slowly being prized apart and very soon into the future the US will tumble, starting with its finances.

As of today there is very limited support from any European country toward the US. As I see it they stand alone with Israel. Turkey is drumming up support from all Arab countries….. and that would not be good for Israel as they are surrounded by them.

Sadly I have to conclude that all we are seeing is the troops going to the battle field for the Final battle….. Not what I want to admit…… but its FACT!

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Update: 23/5/2018

Today the Iranians stepped up their game as if there was no problem. They are playing the only card they have like its an alternative.

Supreme leader: Europe must follow demands or deal’s off

Brilliant……

The European countries cannot move forward if there is the threat of a nuclear Iran (so they think)…..

Iran knows that these latest sanctions are going to bite deep (just when they were getting stabilized!)

So rather than take off the pressure they INCREASE it……. and if a game of chess would likely be the move to win or lose!

The demands……………

“Europe should fully guarantee Iran’s oil sales. In case Americans can damage our oil sales … Europeans should make up for that and buy Iranian oil.”

Now should the EU go for this one it is perfect for Iran….and thats their game….. selling the oil will not be a problem…… but to undermine the US…. THAT is the target. Here

“European banks should safeguard trade with the Islamic Republic. We do not want to start a fight with these three countries [France, Germany and Britain], but we don’t trust them either,” Khamenei said.

Personally this is a real tough one to pull off, but if they succeed they drive a huge wedge between the rest of the world and the US…. absolutely perfect for all involved!

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A little reminder of 14 years ago

Autumn Years

 

I think that is a nice expression, and I hasten to add, one I would prefer never applies to me. Its sole implication is the end, the final curtain, the Grand Final.

These last few years have seen many of my family get stricken or get taken to a better place and I reflect on what my “Autumn Years” may have in store for me.

I am 49 and 8 months now, going on immaturity, and am not looking forward to what is in store, I after all, above all the other humans deserve to live till I am damn well ready to die.

(I should commit suicide and cheat our maker….. I could say “ Hey you cant get rid of me….. I quit”)

I keep getting this unnerving feeling that I cant be nearly 50, I have not lived yet, barely started.

So many places to go, people to meet. I have dreams and exploits that many would think foolish at this age.

Bungee jump, Parachute jump, hang gliding, micro lighting, Flying a plane… the wild inexorable feeling that drives your brain, the exhilaration of adrenalin, flowing so hard and furious through your body, leaving that wild anticipation on your lips to savor again and again.  Sure I have risked it, I believe the current term is “Pushing the Envelope”. But hey! Its My Envelope.

I have however really never been a don’t doer, always basked in the thought, that where the others fail I will succeed. I have absolute supreme confidence in my ability. Not that it is so good, but sheer determination and guts actually can replace some of that gray matter I wish I had.

Always mocked the man that has not enough courage to do something, it doesn’t have to be great, but it does need to be unique….. unique to you that is. A sense of achievement, of pride and most of all morally sound. A road sweep, or waiter, a garbage collector or sewage man, does it matter?? As long as it’s the best you can be.

Its actually so sad to see my Mother infirm, my uncle Reg after suffering a stoke with a listless look in his eye

This, a man so vibrant and full of other peoples needs, become a part of his previous self and in turn become the person he once had so much passion to help and serve. A cruel irony for any man, but perhaps an irony that is the most difficult to accept.

The fact that we all grow old, a sick perverted game of the almighty may be, one where as he sits on his thrown on high, dictating on a regular basis who’s time it is, and of course who’s it isn’t.

No thought for the real people of the world, the ones that actually achieve. The ones who do more than try… the ones that actually succeed. Not Bill Gates or Attila the Hun, Joan of Arc, Winston, John, Martin, or even the big J himself. I mean the unsung warriors that give their life to something, with a total selfless attitude , or the ones that have achieved against the odds and those you hear of so very little.

It does however make you appreciate the things around you with more clarity and sensitivity, with more emphasis on relationships, and more on family life. A topic that sadly I have very little concept outside my immediate family, and one I am reluctant to add, I should have paid more attention, suffice to say I will in the future. We want to care and be cared about, such a small thing to ask…… In those twig light, autumn something years.

Mother

As I sit by your bedside

Holding your hand

Seeing the woman that made me

All that  “I am”

 

The woman that held me

Oh so tight

When I had a sickness

All through the night

 

The woman that loved me

With a heart so dear

Through my good times and bad times

Took away my fear

 

Always there for me

Defended me so

How can I repay you

So much more than I show

 

How can I show you

My Mother so dear

Who never left me

And always was near

 

You have shown me the way

Made my thoughts so clear

As you lie on your bed

As darkness grows near

 

You’ve shown me the strength

To make the man I am

And  I am  so proud

To call you “Mam”

 

But it may be a month

or even a year

When you will leave me

And give so many tears

 

You’re a Mother that’s special

One who showed me whats right

And I say that I love you

As he turns out the light.

Hypocrisy

I guess an issue that we all are guilty of, no matter how much we try. Kinda food for thought eh?? Never actually thought of myself as a hypocrite.

Its starts with dodging the rules ever so slightly that we somehow seem to blow out of proportion.

Starting with the politicians, and ending with priests . Just how do they live with themselves. Starting with the pontiff, his cocoon like world of bodyguards and senility, mixed with brief spells of sanity.

Politicians , who I am sure all start out with the very best of intentions and then allowing popular opinion or advisors to sway their very core of judgment, allowing a sort of insulation of the real world and truth become secondary to goals and achievement that they feel, or are persuaded to feel will obscure their advancement if they do comply, through no fault of their own, thereby enforcing the justification for bending the rules.

The US in forces in Vietnam (and many other places) The Germans in occupied Europe. The current agenda of Bush mkII who somehow thinks he can defeat terrorism by being colonialistical, not to mention tyrannical (did I say I was not going to mention that)

Does not stop there however.. the UN in their majestic glory with no teeth and definitely no back bone. Hypocrisy through and through with no possibility of some sort of respite.

The obvious course of action is to throw the US out of the UN. Have no part in what the US do, and finally to respond as we would to any despot country who wishes to force their will on another… defend the smaller country. Forgive me if I misunderstand something here but is that not what the UN was formed to do.

Another example of forgetting the original intention, so forming another level of hypocrisy that will be reflected in history not as one you can look back on with honor , but one that will sour the good work they actually do.

You could hardly say short sighted.. a blind man could see better with a dark hood over his face……………………..

 

 

 

 

 

Fake News?

There is a legal obligation of everyone (including publications) not to say that which is false. However ALL publications can quote ‘another’ publications comments without penalty.

We have recently seen publications plead ignorance as they quote ‘other sources’ or  sources that do not wish to be identified’

The traditional way of doing investigation by reporters forced them to legitimize their claims, yet today, ‘anonymous sources’ are extremely prevalent. here

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/06/26/three-cnn-employees-resign-over-retracted-story-on-russia-ties/?utm_term=.a45d20f1a16d

The point is when should a publication as being accountable….IE Am I responsible if I print something that someone else has reported?

My view is that ANY claim from ANY publication whether quoting another source or not, have to be held accountable….. That is if you print it…(if challenged)…. need to be able to prove it or you should be held accountable for their actions.

The problem is that there are a lynching party out there that act on what publications say. “Hands up don’t shoot’ has been proved to be what caused a riot, and is STILL being used even though demonstrably false.

Additionally those accused of rape etc…. get their justice VERY quickly and the problem is that the justice is meted out by by a public forum instead of a judge.

Teachers that are accused are evicted from their job …regardless.

If you do not force an obligation by publications to report correctly on an issue the repercussions are so much greater than the report itself. For this, they need to be held accountable if the focus of the report is later found to be wrong……. the rule of law should be exercised.

If we believe in fair play…. we should also believe in just reporting!

Benevolent Governments

It seems that Theresa May believes that a $5500 payment to all tenants of Grenfell Tower  is the way forward.

Apparently this payment is made in most cases where the tenant has to move from council provided accommodations to some other alternative.

I would question these payments on the basis of :- 1. The accommodations should be insured by the tenant. 2. Since when does the government have the right to be benevolent.

In the first case, imagine for one minute you are the owner of a private accommodation that gets burned to the ground. Have you ever heard of an instance where the government comes to your door and hands out money? What they would say is you should be insured.

The second case is by far more important, of which I would be happy to put in one weeks salary to this cause, if every politician puts in a weeks salary.

The reason for this is that we do not pay government to collect taxes to draw on it as if a private bank account to dish out to whomever they decide needs a handout. The only amount sanctioned by the people is enough to keep the government functional and no more.

The notion that you can create a bottomless pit to throw money that is all too apparent in every phase of government , leaving the legacy to be paid by our children in the future.

Additionally history shows us, that to the permanently unemployed classes, they will vote ONLY for those that create the most personal benefit for them. In other words under the guise of being benevolent, they are really obtaining votes simply on the basis of freebee’s they can accumulate.

This can also be said for refugees and others that take advantage of a free social care system. At some point the takers will outnumber the providers by a long way, and make the burden so horrendous that the system will collapse…. it MUST collapse!

So to return to my offer of one weeks salary I would be more than happy to help those in need…….. If all members of government would do the same….. and would vouch right now that not a single one would do so!

Are Liberals really Liberal?

Definition:

“Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.”

I have tried to define what political affiliation I have for some years now, mostly without real success, leading me to the conclusion I don’t really have one.

I mean, when it comes to social issues, I agree with many of the Democratic/labour points of view. On the issues of economics I align with the Conservative/Republican view of the world.

The fringe groups in between these I hardly ever pay much attention to, as, all my thoughts are very definitely right or left of the pack, and not very often sitting on the fence. Depending on the issue.

I fail to see how we can move forward without a social justice. I fail how we can be upstanding members of the community unless we are productive.

So I suppose the definition of a Liberal could also partially apply to my thinking….          Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values, even so, do not regard myself as remotely being a Liberal!

What strikes me as being odd is the intolerance that those that label themselves as ‘liberal’ have toward others that disagree with their views.

Where the most recent norm seems to be at Universities, to shout down or exercise obstruction to stop people they do not agree with……. taking the floor! thereby stifling the free speech that they profess to hold dear!

What is easily noticeable is the tack of groups that would otherwise by implication be termed as aggressive. They use a intelligent attack, forcing the frustration of their antagonist Liberals to become violent instead, IE…. no contact at all!

Those groups do not seem to argue with police, stick to the agreed demarcation lines, and do not invoke the wrath of the establishment by challenging police authority.

Nationalistic parties are getting very smart in all countries as well as popular. Just a few years back they were ostracized because of their aggressive behavior and today they are getting respectability.

Take Le pen in France, National Front in the UK, American Front. Once each were labelled with force to get their way, but now seem more approachable to the ideas of democracy, and in every case they are getting more votes.

That’s not of course an assumption that they are more reasonable, but as in all politics, they are putting across their view in the only way you can…… by appearing reasonable, as indeed…..is the only way you can become popular.

By contrast the ‘Liberals’ shout down the oppositions 1st amendment and in so many cases adopt passive obstruction.

This of course is a technique that major politicians practice in Filibustering a motion in the US that, where they have no chance of winning a debate can simply run the available time out on the clock for debate.

In an unsuccessful attempt to derail passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, Thurmond made the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single senator, speaking for a total of 24 hours and 18 minutes. (He was at this time a democrat)

Typically these filibusters could be talking about watching plants grow, or looking at paint dry. Some read the phone book, cite recipes for fried oysters, or read the Declaration of Independence.

Passive obstruction to move their case forward, or rather, not to move the case forward, and, as long as they stay conscious, and do not leave the floor they can keep on going, where only the length of time they can hold their bladder is their only limit.

The new liberal takes on a new extreme. For instance, in law you have to actually touch someone to commit assault, and yet finger pointing or getting in someones face, can be as close as you wish…….. as long as you do not actually touch.

If you were to apply this to your resident film star, politician, or a police officer…..go straight to jail, do not pass go, and do not collect 200! but to ordinary people in the street the Ultra Liberal can go to the limit of actual a minuscule distance from your face, and still claim they did not touch!

The provocation will go to any length such as spitting, tearing down legitimate signage etc to make you lose your cool and should you?….indeed you will go to jail!

As a young lad I learned this from first hand experience. I was at an English pub with my wife and was accused by a strange landlord of molesting her. (I had my hand around her waist) I drank up and left the establishment, swearing to myself that tomorrow….. I will fix this guy.

I spoke of the event to our local Confucius guy who was all wise and logical that I used to work with. He said what are you going to do to him when you go back. I told him that I was gonna thump him for embarrassing my wife so much.

He said just ask him WHY. Don’t touch him at all.

When I walked in the pub it was packed. “I wonder if I could just have a quiet word with you…….”… immediately the landlord went into a tirade where his face was turning blue and yelling at the top of his voice.

The event culminated in his own regulars berating him for being so nasty. I came out (if the truth were told I was asked to leave by him, or he was going to beat me up) feeling on top of the world…….. I was on top and won the event easily , with him looking foolish in front of all and sundry.

Passive resistance works, I would just question whether using it to obstruct the view of the other guy, is something that should be used by free thinking liberals who believe in everyone’s right to opinion.

 

 

Muslim or Not?

The current wave of atrocities done in the name of the Muslim faith are spanning the whole globe.

From London to Russia, the USA to the Philippines. It seems that the Muslim faith drags in many believers and a certain element of extreme people, that believe in taking their writings to the extreme.

The left wing, bless em! in their very brave attempt to De-stigmatize and make all peoples neutral with equal say and balance for all, is demonstrated in so many circles and on so many levels its hard to shrug this off as a fad.

The extreme leftists like Corbyn and the ‘New Labour Party’ with snowflake liberals that continually fight all aspects of the system to enhance a populist belief in full integration.

US universities attempt to alleviate any concerns by pushing their system farther to left and consequentially more extreme.

One School took it upon themselves to give Christian children lessons in Islam taken to the extreme of actually praying.

As you notice in the film, many parents are upset and yet the board are eager to cut all people off after just being allowed two minutes to state their case, seemingly oblivious to these concerns of parents.

I am not anti Islam, or anti any religion, but if any religion preaches the opposite of what they are being allowed when welcomed to other countries then assimilation will be impossible for future generations.

Anjem Choudary makes absolutely no secret of his aspirations for the future, and is never apologetic for the violence, using tactics of aversion, or denial to put his message across.

Even to the extent of claiming Sharia Law will be the law of the UK one day, yet still left-wing politicians do nothing at all to attempt to stop this hatred at its core level being propagated.

True Choudary was jailed, but for the wrong reasons and it does little to stem the flow of laws that are incompatible with most western societies.

Perhaps that flow can never be stopped if our leaders have a fundamentally different agenda to the people that elect them. A fairly good analogy could be demonstrated in this video…..

It seems that there is actually no problem with radical Muslims at all. They are not actually part of the faith and instead are a separate series of individuals acting on their own independently their holy leaders like Choudary.

As such, according to politicians, you cannot tar a whole faith with the same brush!

Beheaded

This man is not a Muslim Terrorist it would seem. His belief however is that any infidel deserves this treatment and is one of seven billion that are happy to hand out the same punishment to all, from Coptic Christians to British troops on our streets.

It would seem that peoples that have escaped countries that practice Sharia Law are intent on bringing it back for themselves in future generations in their new found homelands.

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Even when they still suffer the same extreme penalties of an antiquated religion.

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This falls nothing short of an erosion of the western society with an active target of spreading their faith with total eradication of any that specifically do not subscribe to their faith.

For instance if I deny Allah and take a stance of say…. an atheist……. this religion believes that anyone that kills me is not guilty of any offense!

That cannot be compatible with any western sort of thinking!

Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War’

Words of wisdom from a expert. The idea that we can win a war by using nuclear missiles  is a long outdated idea that only fools and the deranged could consider.

As the Doomsday clock moved closer to midnight yesterday many are totally oblivious of its implications.

Obama ordered troops to every single country that borders Russia. Not only tactical weapons such as tanks and rocket launchers, but nuclear weapons too.

So close in fact that should a mistake occur there is virtually no chance to either self destruct or recall the weapon, making war inevitable.

Gorbachev is clear in what he sees as an introduction to war ……

“While state budgets are struggling to fund people’s essential social needs, military spending is growing. Money is easily found for sophisticated weapons whose destructive power is comparable to that of the weapons of mass destruction; for submarines whose single salvo is capable of devastating half a continent; for missile defense systems that undermine strategic stability.”

Which is all too true. The countries that fair the best are new Zealand Canada Australia Germany and those that have huge armies have the worst standard of living.

China is the only one that seems to have a balance but even so because of threats of the US they have now installed nuclear weapons on islands that were in dispute with some of its neighbors, simply because the US threatened to intervene.

The Chinese gave a stern warning just a couple of weeks ago letting the US in no uncertain terms that they have the firepower and capability to be more than a match for the US.

They would be of course…but not in the way so many may believe. Their men are better disciplined. Are capable of carrying out absolute instructions with precision.

They have recently commissioned a new aircraft carrier, but their main attack force are subs. Moving by stealth and carrying multiple nuclear missiles that could right now be sitting outside NY City.

Pilot-less drones being manufactured by the hundreds and some nuclear capable.

The only ray of sunshine is Trump, who is very critical of war, and has been reaching out (at least to Russia) to alleviate concerns. That may not be enough and a gesture of sensibility and his commitment may be to get all weapons off the Russian borders as soon as possible.

Warnings from the so called enemy of the west can be read here

Twitter Ban?

OK… I cannot lie…. Twitter have suspended my account again.

The last time I had to give a new email addy to get back on line. This time I am not going to bother….

Its seems I am too outspoken for the Silly Juvenile Wombats (SJW’s) that presumably have complained , to the equally juvenile Twitter bots …..that I was nasty to them.

Perhaps I was as I am not really absolutely sure…..

In any event….Mark… your social site is wonderful at the moment , but if your gonna suspend guys like me …. it wont last long!

Oh…what did I do for this suspension????

Here is the Tweet………..

fat-women

This woman thinks she is fat.

Either call her fat or stop calling Bruce Jenner and Bradley Manning “women”.

Thanks Mark!