Sunday, November 16, 2014

In Jamaica Poverty is the Mother of all Excuse!

In Jamaica Poverty is the Mother of all excuse, we use poverty as a way to justify some of the worst disgusting acts known to man. I must admit that I now have a callous disregard and deep-seated resentment for members of the Poverty Screaming Bloodsucking Class who have mastered the fine art of living their easy going merriment filled lives at the expense of everyone else, just by screaming poverty.

A friend of mine tried to explain to me that the amount of nightly merriment in Jamaica is required because the people are poor and it is a means of distracting them from that poverty and that if it was not for the nightly merriment and dutty-rub-up then crime would be higher but I argued that the reverse is in fact true, that they are poor because of the amount of Nightly Merriment and their up-side-down lifestyle priorities. Jamaica is overflowing with the most Hennessy white drinking poor people who drive the latest model trend setting automobiles with technologically advanced electronic mobile communication devices strapped to their hips but who are comfortable creating and living in filth.

The Link between Poverty and living in Filth.
For over a year now the Chikungunya virus has been making its rounds in South America and the Caribbean so it was not if it would make it to Jamaica but when it would make it to Jamaica. It was declared that the virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes much like dengue fever that rolled through Jamaica on a number of occasions when I was a younger so the preventative measures for limiting the spread of the Chikungunya virus and Dengue are the same… Clean up the millions of tons of garbage and filth that the Jamaican people are so happy to live among like pigs in slop.

It is the year 2014 and some Jamaicans are still throwing their garbage everywhere and anywhere they feel like because they are nasty and developed a sense of entitlement. Jamaicans feel that somehow it is OK to throw their garbage everywhere and anywhere and that it is the responsibility of others to clean up after them as some people still eat their box food, then throw the box of half eaten food out their car windows.

Every year The Jamaica Environment Trust hold their annual beach cleanup event where they try to educate the population regarding the need to keep their environment clean and tidy. But every year tons of garbage accumulates around our coastline and in our communities, which gets larger and larger. Jamaica is drowning in garbage and plastic and some people seem to enjoy living among this filth. They remind me of the movie Idiocracy, a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy.

The excuse some people give for this mountainous buildup of filth is that people are poor and they do not know better, to which I say …Rubbish! I pointed out before that there was a time when being poor did not mean being low class and being poor does not mean being nasty and disgusting because there was a time when people were poor but proud and take pride in how they lived and pride in their surroundings. Pestilence, Epidemic and Pandemic is supposed to wipe out Nasty people, it is nature’s way of eliminating nasty people from this wonderful planet and the problem is nature is not eliminating them fast enough.

We are who we are simply because somehow we have developed this sense of entitlement, greed, selfishness, nastiness, self-importance and a callous disregard for our Environment. Stop using poverty as an excuse for not having any morality, self-respect, personal responsibility and basic human decency... There is no link between being nasty and disgusting and being poor.

The Link between Poverty and Crime in Jamaica.
This by far is the Mother of all Excuses because using poverty to justify crimes helps to legitimizes crime, a man can kill his own mother and them declare that is because he is poor and some people would buy into that. Jamaica’s murder rate have nothing to do with Poverty in Jamaica. We often say that poverty is the root of violence, if so then it stands to reason that the poorer a country is the more violence and crime that country should have …but that is not true. Jamaica is not the poorest country in the world, not by a long shot and if you ranked the world’s countries based on their GDP Per capita income and the percentage of people living below the poverty line with the poorest being at the top and the riches at the bottom then Jamaica is ranked 91 according to Global Finance magazine (October 30, 2014) which means there are 90 countries out of a total of 184 that are poorer than Jamaica and yet Jamaica is ranked 6th in the world when it comes to the murder rate which is an improvement because for many years we were ranked 2nd in the world.

The majority of the countries that are poorer than Jamaica does not even make the top 10 with regards to the murder rate, most not even the top 100… Belize which is ranked 90 with GDP Per capita, one point poorer than Jamaica, is now ranked 3rd in the world when it comes to murder rate. Saint Kitts and Nevis is ranked 125 with GDP per capita, 34 points richer than Jamaica but ranked 8th highest murder rate in the world. There are countries that are dirt poor, stricken by famine and drought and yet they do not even come close to Jamaica’s murder rate. So one must ask, why we are so violent when we are NOT the poorest country in the world, are we genetically predispose to violence? The three major countries that Jamaicans migrate to all seem to have problems with violent Jamaicans and are forced to set up various anti-Jamaican-Gang police task force to deal with Jamaican criminals. Jamaicans are also a big part of these countries prison population, for example in the UK Jamaicans are the third largest foreign contingent sitting in Her Majesty's Prison.

Merriment By Night and Scream Poverty By Day
We enjoy more dance and merriment than most, we occupy a perfect ecological position, we are blessed with almost perfect fertile soil and great climate, we have the right amount of sunshine and rain and we are almost never hungry except through carelessness and upside down priorities… But what we do have is an Over Abundance of Greed, selfishness and laziness that is driving our desire to murder each other so we can take what other people have and live the high life…

We are who we are simply because we have developed this sense of entitlement, greed, selfishness, self-importance and a callous disregard for human life. Stop using poverty as an excuse for not having any morality, respect, responsibility and human decency...

Government Corruption: Outameni 

There comes a certain time in the life of every Government when it begins to suffer from an overabundance of arrogance, especially when that Government can do something like taking the contributions of hard working Jamaicans and bail out their friend and company and not provide a proper explanation as why they did what they did. There is no defending this use of NHT money to bail out this rubbish company, this was not an investment and this was not done in the national interest. Everything about this says this was personal. It is irrelevant who knew what and when, the fact is it was not the JLP who used NHT money to bail out this entity and as such the JLP is without blame and completely within their rights to call out the Government in this unjustified act. It is beyond me how anyone can defend this situation especially when the explanation given by the Prime Minister is so poor and a spin, trying to salvage something from the last two weeks but her delivery and explanation leaves a lot to be desired as she gets bogged down trying to defend her honour which has nothing to do with this.

The final words cannot come from the PNP Government and the final words cannot come from the JLP opposition. This is where we need a credible entity that acts only in the public's interest, outside of politics and the issue should have been taken up by that entity after concerns were raised, an investigation done and a report made public.. Fact: Both the Government and the PNP and the Opposition and the JLP lie and are not to be believed or taken at their words... It is their nature to lie and spin things in their favour... BUT let’s not act like only this Government spin things because I remember the period 2007-2011 was the never ending spin zone....

The PNP Government brought this on themselves and the PNP Government should be blamed for this and the people must remember this come election time. Our political class is why too careless with the public’s money, they need to be more considerate and understanding and act with respect for the tax payers and NHT contributors of this country. In the past I supported the Government’s use of NHT money to prop up the national budget which was a sacrifice done in the national interest but this is NOT in the national interest and you will NOT get my support on this issue and I will join those who are oppose to this disgusting act and condemn this Government for it.

We outlived the 1989 The Zinc Scandal ($500 million)
We Outlived 1991 The Furniture Scandal ($10.6 million)
We Outlived 1991 The Shell Waiver Scandal ($29.5 million)
We outlived 2001 The NetServ Scandal ($220 million)
We outlived 2002 NHDC and Operation Pride ($5.5 billion)
We outlived 2006 The Trafigura Scandal
We outlived 2006 Solid Waste Scandal ($2 billion)
We outlived 2006 The Whitehouse scandal ($2 billion)
We outlived 2007 Cuban Light Bulb Scandal
We outlived the “Protecting Dudus Scandal”
We outlived the we did not pay Manatt, Phelps & Philips Scandal
We outlived the Mabey and Johnson Bribery Scandal,
We outlived the Hon. Mike Henry: House Purchase/Upgrade Scandal,
We outlived the Ed Bartlett Tourism Minister Office Scandal
We outlived the Hon. Mike Henry: JDIP Scandal
We outlived the Denial of US help and Spy Plane Scandal,
We outlived Tivoli Military Invasion and constant curfew and state of Emergency
We outlived the Desecration of the Jamaica Flag Scandal in 2012
And we will outlive The Outameni Scandal…

The Jamaican Economy and the IMF
If a man falls 50 miles into a deep hole and lived then managed to climb 1.8 miles from the bottom to the top in the first couple days, then he made marginal progress but is still a long way from the top and is still far down in a deep hole.

The news that Jamaica passed another IMF test is welcomed by me because this news could have been so much worse and in the past it was. Failing an IMF test is like defaulting on a loan and ruining your credit ratings which affects your relationship with not only the IMF but the World Bank and every other international financial institutions with which Jamaica must do business. I have read all the reports from these international financial institutions regarding Jamaica and for once they are all singing our praises.
Filipino Curly, "It's so bouncy! I really like how bouncy the Filipino Curly is. It makes my face stand out and makes me look more mature. This was my first time putting in hair and having curls and I love it."... JA$1.2 Billion worth of Brazilian weave
I know a lot of people are upset with the terms of the IMF agreement but the fact is the IMF did not come to Jamaica but Jamaica went to the IMF and what part of our historical relationship with the IMF gave you the idea that the IMF terms were easy? Not to mention, who would be careless enough to lend Jamaica money on Jamaica’s terms? We do not have a leg to stand on. We export about US$2 Billion in goods and Import US$5.5 billion plus we have never had a balance budget in the history of this country, we are deadbeats with poor credit ratings. You can pass the blame around as much as you like, if it makes you sleep better at night but at the end of the day Jamaica is in a hole that was dug by us the Jamaican people.

There was a time when all we could get was high interest rate loans and our national debt was 145% of GDP and rising, these days I am seeing marginal decrease in that figure from 124% to 135% and we had 8 consecutive quarters of marginal growth which also could have been worse. So just maybe the JLP bringing back the IMF into our beds was a blessing in disguise because it forces us to operate within a framework and the fact is we are not discipline enough nor mature enough to create a framework of our own and to work within it.

It took us several decades to dig this hole we are currently in and it will take us several more decades to dig ourselves out of it. There is no quick and easy fixes to our problem… no quick money let off regardless of who is in power because the Economic Reform Program is the last and only straw regardless of what the Power hungry members of the Political class might say… Regardless of who becomes the next government they must put our books in order and they must follow the mandate of the International Financial community from who we borrow the money to buy Henny White, Audi A6 and import over JA$1.2 Billion worth of Brazilian weave. The last people I would listen to in order to judge progress is merriment loving Jamaican people who live carelessly by night and scream poverty by day, these people cannot see past the current content of their pockets and live only for today. You might be poorer today because of economic austerity but the country is in a better position with a little more pep in its step, like a spring we have recoiled a bit. If the people lending us the money to live our over the top lavish lifestyle is satisfied then who am I to argue, after all it is their money.

My 2016(?) General Election Prediction
In 2011 I declared that the JLP would win the General Election, so imagine my shock when the final results came and they lost by a landslide. Today November 16th 2014, I am declaring that the JLP will win the 2016(?) General election, simply because it is almost impossible for a Government who is implementing austerity measures to win an election with the voting merriment loving public, I do not see it happening and in winning the election the Opposition will benefit from the years of bitter medicine that the PNP was forced to implement. The Government in the face of almost certain election defeat should not only continue implementing austerity but they should double their efforts and push through more of the Economic Reform Program regardless of what the merriment loving, Poverty Screaming Bloodsucking class might think.

If the JLP wins the next General Election they will inherit an economy with a little/marginally better economic indicators than the PNP inherited in 2011 and I hope the JLP will continue to implement Economic Austerity measures and take this country from strength to strength and not Borrow IMF money to prop up the exchange rate and create a Matrix like, Henny White drinking, weave wearing, Audi A6 driving perception of merriment progress.

Andrew “Mary Long Tongue” Holness Turned Informa
The Opposition leader Andrew Holness on Thursday met with the four-member International Monetary Fund Review team and two members of his Economic Advisory Council and decided to become an Informa and bus pon di Government… It seems to me that Andrew Holness would like nothing more than for Jamaica to fail and the people to suffer so that he Andrew Holness can win the next election and become Prime Minister of Jamaica at all cost, it seems greed and selfishness runneth over. So much so that he feels the need to spread discontent about us to the international financial community, he wants failure, he needs it for his political career to survive.

It is one thing for us Jamaicans to kick up Ruckus about Government corruption but to try and involve outsiders for your own benefit Mr. Holness is disgusting... I am trying to figure out what this internal breach/corruption by the Government has to do with IMF, now who is involving whom in our internal affairs? If this was a court case then it would be regarded as leading the witness.

Shaw accuses IMF boss of political interference (July 1st 2014) … Opposition spokesman on finance and planning, Audley Shaw, has accused managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, of interfering in Jamaica’s internal politics, during her two days visit to the island. "Quite properly should have stayed out of our political affairs,” Shaw told OBSERVER ONLINE” Shaw accuses-IMF-boss-of-political-interference

It seems the grape vine was correct… How come Holness met with the IMF team without his finance minister Audrey Shaw… The grape vine said after Audrey cuss out the IMF, after the IMF boss-lady visit, they now want nothing to do with him...

What the IMF knows or do not know is not relevant here, that is not the issue here, I am sure the members of the IMF responsible for Jamaica read the local papers and are in tune with what is happening... So that is not the issue... What would take a man who wants to lead and declare that he wants the best for his country to then throw that country under the bus the first chance he gets is what is shocking and most disgusting about Andrew Holness... If the IMF have a problem regarding Government corruption then I am sure the IMF can pick up the phone and call the members of the Government with whom they deal with constantly... But for the leader of the opposition to act like “Mary long tongue” in the worst bad minded kind of way, is almost treasonous and if people were not so partisan and diehard they would call a spade and spade... I can declare they the PNP were corrupt dealing with NHT and I can declare that the leader of the opposition doing what he did was also disgusting and showed a lack of judgment.

Mr. Holness’s action makes him look like a tattle-tail school boy in short pants running to tell the teacher/overlords … The opposition leader tells the international financial community that the Government is corrupt and might fail getting a wage agreement and I must ask to what end? Knowing that we are at the end of our rope, is Mr. Holness trying to create a rift between the Government, people and the IMF so he can capitalize on it… With regards to Outameni Mr. Holness was already holding the upper hand, we are all outraged by it but to then turn around and do something like this… is disgusting and makes me question the man, well that and the “Fugly” half-built house on the hill… He can rake Portia and the PNP over hot coal as much as he wants but when he decided to throw all of Jamaica into the fire, well that is where I draw the line…

Jamaica Land of Importers
Move To Cut US 15m form goat sheep imports

In 2010, it was reported that Jamaica imported 1.3 million kilogrammes of goat meat, valued at US$5.2 million and that the country needs approximately three million goats to attain self-sufficiency. And in 2014 it was reported that Jamaica imported over US$15 million in annual imports of chevon and mutton. Jamaica imported US$10.7 million in sheep meat (mutton) and US$4.6 million in goat meat (chevon) in 2012… Five years ago, some 2,591 metric tonnes of lamb and mutton were imported, while local production during the period stood at 15 metric tonnes..

So here we have a market that is valued US$15 million but we have no local food source to tap into that market, Just think about it, a nuff weave and A6 US$15 million can buy…. We are turning up our noses at US$15 million per year while financing foreign economies and you people want growth? I laugh in your face… It is not the Government’s job to farm animals but it is there job to help us to get into farming if we value farming… Surely I know we all value money but not work… We borrow US$15 million with interest and spend it to import something we can produce…

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Comfort Farm - A Jamaican farm for the Future

The land has a rich agricultural history from being a sugar plantation for decades to planting everything from pineapples to cocoa, potatoes, bananas almost everything you can think of was planted on that land over many decades and all of that history has gone into the making of the soil especially the burning and decomposition of sugar cane which is rich in various minerals and many other nitrogen fixing plants. So a section of land was left to the mercy of nature to see how it would naturally evolve overtime. A very big part of Permaculture is to understand the natural environment so one could identify the positives and the negatives, the beneficial and the non-beneficial that make up the ecological system and to observe how it affects the development of the land over time.

Looking from the outside at the forested area that was left to the mercy of nature, one just sees a thick jungle canopy, a bush land but it is not until you enter the middle of that forested area, finding a nice comfy spot, sit quietly and observe, that you realize just how wonderful and powerful the natural world can be. The first thing that impressed upon me was just how alive this area was, filled with various birds and insects going about their daily business, doing what they do best. It takes a while for your eyes to adjust to your surroundings as the brain begins to identify the various plants and animal life, the patterns that exist and their inter-dependency all of which comes together to form nature.

Two Independent natural Off the Grid Source of Water
During the dry season, it trickles, during normal times it flows and during the rainy season as they say "the river come down" but it is never, ever dry.
Another thing that impressed me was that the forested area that was left to the mercy of nature was full of "food", a variety of food that no one planted. That area had enough different types of food to supply a farmers market or market food stalls. One could easily full ones belly without having to do huge amount of work, apart from reaching out and picking from the branches or pulling food from the soil and it was all free as no human work went into the process, the area was not maintained. It seems seeds that were below the soil for decades and brought to the location from all around by birds and insects germinated, sprang to life and bear fruit.

Organic Farming and Self-Sufficiency

Everything that was anything was growing in that forested area from pineapple, Otaheite apple, cocoa, oranges, breadfruit, mangoes, guinep, ackee, plums, star apple, bananas, jack fruits just to name a “few” and again no human work went into that process, I had nothing to do with it. Another thing that got me was the Vertical development of the land, from the food producing canopy layer such as mangoes and ackees, to the small bushes with berries and fruits like apple and oranges, right down to the ground layer with pineapples, everything seems to find the right position and location to thrive. 

I sat there and marveled at life, listening to the wind as it blew through the trees and listening to birds then came to the conclusion that life is good! Not because of money or wealth but because it was peaceful, I was alive and away from the murdering chaotic world... I had found my happy place.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Americans will never like Football (soccer)?

Dear Merka, how are you doing? I sure hope all is well with you.

Sarah Palin says you are a Terrorist Lover because you like Football..
I just wanted to drop you a line, to let you know that I am sick and tired of your constant bitching, whining, moaning and groaning about “Why Americans will never like football (soccer)”. It seems every blasted time the World Cup is on, you Muppets feel the need to take to social media and the news media to bombard the rest of the football loving planet with your spam like articles telling us “Why Americans will not like football (soccer)”. It seems that you really think that the rest of this planet actually gives a damn if the USA like or does not like football (soccer).

I would like to inform you, in case you do not already know that we the football playing people of planet earth "well at least myself and almost everyone I know", do not care if you like or dislike football (soccer). As a matter of fact what you like or dislike is irrelevant to us, Americans do not validate or bring any additional credibility to the “Beautiful Game” of football (soccer) so why then are you constantly bitching and griping about it to us? If you do not like it then do not watch it or even play it.

Sarah Palin's says This person is Anti-American and love Terrorist because she likes Football.
Throughout this 2014 World Cup campaign my Facebook wall was bombarded with articles after articles declaring that “Americans Don't Love Soccer”. Then that brainless all-American idiot Sarah Palin decided to add her two cents to the debate, making statements like “American soccer fans love terrorists“, “Soccer is Un-American” and “Only Immigrants watch Soccer”.

Then it was that zombie like Eva Braun of the Republican Party, Ann Coulter turn to have her anti-soccer go: "Real Americans hate soccer, No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer"
Ann Coulter: Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay
A quick internet search showed pages after pages of articles all declaring that Americans do not like soccer but for a sport you do not like you certainly seem very obsessed with it. If I do not like something then I never give it the light of day, I go about my business as if it does not exist. For example there is not one American Sports that I can say I like, simply because when it comes to sports, I have a very short attention span of about, let’s say around 90 minutes, which for me equates to about 4 pints of Real Ale not that watered down rubbish you Muppet drink. Normally two in the first half and two in the second and as such I could never watch one of your 3 to 4 hours event with back to back commercials (there is nothing I hate more than commercials), not to mention your sporting event with a halftime concern that seems way more important that the blasted game itself plus I would never actually write an entire article declaring why the world will never like an American sports simply because I do not care what other people or other countries like.

Ann Coulter: nation's moral decay

Socialistic Offside Rule Ensures Americans Will Never Catch Soccer Fever - breitbart
Soccer Will Never Be a Slam Dunk in America - Time
Soccer Will Never be a Dominant Sport in America - Creators
5 Reasons Americans Dislike Soccer |
Will America still care about soccer after the U.S. gets knocked out? - usatoday
Who's Afraid of Soccer in America? - Newsweek
US will never love soccer? - cbssport
Why soccer will never come home to the U.S. -
Top 10 Reasons Why Soccer Will NEVER be Popular in the US - bleacherreport
Why Soccer Is Un-American

Another thing, why spend so much money to broadcast World Cup only to have your commentators constantly bitch and moan about every aspect of the game. They complained non-stop about the weather, they complained non-stop about the need for water breaks, and then they complained about the use of penalty to end a match, saying they should play the match again on another day until someone wins. They have been complaining about the need for goal like technology which was implemented for the 2014 World Cup but was not needed but that did not stop them from broadcasting the goal that even a blind man could see went across the line and into the net from the point of view of the goal line technology, it was over kill but you still had the need to prove to us that if it was one of those did-it or didn't-it go in goals the tech would work. 

An idiot commentator on an American channel expressed his disappointment and dislike of the world cup trophy. He stated that for such a big event it should have a big trophy…. He obviously knows the price of everything and the true value of absolutely nothing…. Even if the trophy was a dried up piece of cow shit, it is the accomplishment of winning the title as the world’s number one that is of value… But these days, if it is not bling then it must have no value… 203 countries entered the world cup and there can be Only One!!

Processed Cheesy Products! 
Almost everything that Americans complain about and demanded was designed to extend to the playing time of the match so they can sell more commercial time, during one water break ESPN was able to sell that slot with back to back mini-commercials. Why would anyone want fat money grubbing corporation executives who knows nothing about the sport and have lost all ability to enjoy anything it is pure form, to dictate how their game is played.  That is why you all end up sitting in front of the television stuffing your fat asses with GMO processed food.

One person declared that “There's only one real reason why soccer might not make it in the US. No time for commercial breaks on TV. It's a money loser. No TV, it dies on the vine”…. Now I am confused by this  because I hate commercials and I thought everyone else hated it too since it got in the way of your entertainment, so saying it will not make it in America without commercial breaks tells me that as a people you are sick in the bloody head. If you need commercials breaks to make a sport enjoyable and popular, you certainly drank the Corporation Kool-Aid. Maybe Americans like commercials because it gives them more chances to get more processed cheesy products to stuff their faces... I just don't know.

203 countries entered the 2014 FIFA World Cup, so you can keep your “World Series” which is just you and 1 team from Canada, if I am not mistaking. In a couple months all these 203 countries will start the 2018 World Cup Qualification process all over again, with everyone trying to make it to the final 32 in 2018 and if the USA do not like football (soccer) then they should drop out, stop complaining and make it 202. You will not be missed because football (soccer) is number one in almost every country on the face of this planet and that is without the back to back commercial breaks for bloodsucking corporations, ...imagine that.

I was able to attend a couple New York Red Bull MLS matches a few years ago but left disappointed having attended Premiere League matches in the UK and matches in Jamaica. MLS was a boring experience for me, there was one organized cheering section that the TV cameras focused on to provide a sense of atmosphere to the TV viewers at home and that was a tiny part of the stadium, no singing, no cheering by the rest of the stadium who just sat around stuffing their fat faces with processed cheesy products and watered down beer, there was no passion, no love for the club and the players.

My friends and I tried to get the singing and cheering going, "Who are you! Who are you but there was no home and away sections and people with their mouths stuffed with processed cheesy products just looked at us funny. I also went to a NY Knicks and a NY Yankee game but was bored out of my frigging skull on both occasions and left very early, I think after about 90 minutes since there was more standing around than playing. If real world class footy is failing in America then it is your own damn fault because you are trying to convert Football into baseball or "American Football/Rugby", real footy is a passionate, free spirited Animal... Another thing I hate is that you have a static league, no 3-up and 3-down, the same blasted clubs every single year, no giant killers, no under dogs to turn the establishment upside down... boring!!!

Now do not get me wrong, I do not mind the United States joining the party and having fun, the more the merrier, all is welcome. At one point during the 2014 World cup I was actually happy for and rooting for the USA because I like it when the underdogs make a real fight of it and turn the establishment upside down but then I started listening to and reading your anti-football chatter and it turned me off to no end, amazingly even when you had pro-football chatter it came across as anti-football, after which I wanted the USA out of the World Cup, “exist stage left”, anything to stop your good vibes killing chatter. Why is America so insecure, it is like, if you like football then you may lose your soul, you may stop being an American. Why are you afraid to embrace the planet?

Ian Darke and Steve McManaman on @ESPNFC are the worse Football commentators known to man and in the history of all sports. Listening to these two is like watching an episode of “One foot In the Grave” They are the Victor Meldrew of Football Commentating… Constantly complaining, whining, Whinging, moan and groaning, the quintessential miserable Brits.

Now here is a true American sport, as American as apple pie, something Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter would embrace… Hot Dog eating Contest

MLS Attendance Up 6% Before World Cup Break; Toronto FC Up 18% At BMO Field

Thursday, July 10, 2014

When Dog have money, him buy cheese!!

As we all know this Government went to the IMF and borrowed US$800 Million, then they went to the Bond market and borrowed an additional US$800 Million, this coupled with the US$850 plus million the last Government borrowed. This PNP Government then decided to add some US$200 Million to prop up the NIR, which I willing to accept since it supposedly represents putting aside money for a rainy day, yeah right (lol). Jamaica’s national debt now stands at just over $2 Trillion Jamaican dollars.

But I am NOT willing to accept the fact that the Government and BOJ decided to pump money into the foreign exchange market so that Jamaicans can use it to buy Brazilian weave and Butch Stewart's son can import expensive luxury automobiles along with the loads of rubbish we import that undermines local production… Instead of using the borrowed money to stimulate the exporting sectors, stimulate the agricultural and manufacturing sector the Government decided to prop up the exchange rate, something I am 100% against. There is a saying that goes “when Dog have money him buy cheese” and what is happening here is a perfect example, the Jamaican government lacks the discipline to stick to the plot, propping up the exchange rate is a feel good, populous move that I am totally against… THIS GOVERNMENT IS A DAMN IDIOT FOR PUMPING BORROWED MONEY INTO THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET...

Most people have the notion that when exchange rate is low our fictional “Jamaican Industrial Complex” will kick in and grow the production sector sending our GDP sky high but I have years of history on my side and it states otherwise. IMF gave Jamaica a loan in 2010 and we imported US$5,226,763.00 and exported US$1,337,372.00, in 2011 during the election year we went to town with the money and imported US$6,614,757.00 and exported just US$1,624,298.00 and back in 2008 we had a jolly old time importing US$8,162,874.00 and exporting US$2,496,156.00. The Jamaican history will show that when the exchange rate is low dog buy cheese! Because Jamaicans do not produce more, they produce less and import even beef patty when we have 2 or 3 patty shops on every street…

It is official, the Opposition spokesman on finance Hon. Audley Shaw is a proper idiot... His only Policy is to Borrow and Prop up the foreign exchange rate and I swear Mr. Shaw must be in the business of Import, Wholesale or retailing of consumer goods or he is personally profiting from it in some way... But what can we expect from a man who declared in 2008 that the Global Recession will not affect Jamaica and in fact will help Jamaica and predicted that the Jamaican economy will grow 2% to 3% over the next fiscal year as a result of a worldwide Global Recession, only for the Jamaican economy to buckle under the recession that was not going to affect us and shrink with GDP contraction of -0.915% in 2008, -3.046% in 2009, -1.217% in 2010, only to achieve marginal and mediocre growth of +1.3 in 2011. Then he had the balls to turn around and blame the recession he said was not going to affect us.... Man-A-Yard is the village idiot! What he did was like the American babe Ruth who pointed to the spot before hitting a home run but in Mr. Shaw’s case he strikeout or as we say in cricket “Ducks”…

Throwing borrowed money into the exchange rate market to prop up the dollar and thinking it is going to stimulate growth, is like trying to kill a fly in your house with a ballistic missile or a tank and in Jamaica’s case it is like throwing pearls before swine. This will not have the effect you think it will, this will not stimulate growth but unleash Jamaica’s Consumer Goods Import Complex, not the industrial complex. A better option would be to work one on one with the local manufacturing, agricultural and exporting sectors, trying to reduce the shock of the exchange rate changes as the dollar finds its own level, this is what borrowed money should be used for, to promote development not facilitate imports of garbage. Summer is upon us so get ready for mass import of Hennessey and SKYY Vodka for the festive season because that is how we roll. Borrowing money to prop up the exchange rate is not sustainable, the amount of foreign exchange required to keep Jamaican in the lavish lifestyle they have become accustomed to is very large and they are not earning a fraction of that. It was reported that the Government pumped a borrowed amount of US$60 Million into the market which resulted in a 3 cents temporary revaluation of the Jamaican dollar and I am almost certain that Jamaica does not earn US$60 Million in a day but we can sure spend 10 times that given the chance.   It was also reported that pumping US$60 Million into the market would prevent disorder but as far as I am concern pumping borrowed money into the market is the very definition of disorder and  the definition of market order would be to allow the Jamaican dollar like dirty, gutter water to find its own level…

I am happy to report that the dollar as resumed its devaluation course after the setback of the past couple days when the excess US$60 million that we did not earn and was pumped into the market, evaporated like Bay Rum on my forehead when I had dengue fever as a child (or Kananga Water) and now we are back to sucking fumes. So what will the Government do next, will it pump another US$60 million in into the market or use the money to invest wisely? We borrowed US$800,000,000.00 from the bond market and at a rate of pumping in US$60 million in per week, I estimate that we can blow the entire US$800,000,000.00 in about 13 weeks or less… So I suspect a lot of Brazilians will be walking around bald and a lot of Jamaicans will be walking around in long flowing hair…

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jamaica’s Racial Double Standards and Racial Profiling

Like most coffee lovers around the world the first thing I want when I wake up, is a cup of freshly ground and brewed coffee and on this particular morning I had none, I was fresh out of beans. The first thing I did after getting ready was to drive down to the shopping center to get a cup of Blue Mountain Coffee the best in the world…

So I am in one of my uptown coffee shops waiting patiently in line to get a cup of Blue Mountain Coffee and a pack of Blue Mountain beans, ...did I mention it was the best in the world? The girl working behind the counter was all nice and chatty to customers in front of me, she takes great pleasure explaining the different blends and gave them service with a smile.

When it was my turn her mannerism changed, she was no longer amused, happy and have a look of annoyance about her. I was confused because I had done nothing to this girl and the only difference between the people who were in front of me and I was that they were all of a lighter complexion, some “reddas” and some white.

First I gave her a wonderful hearty good morning because that is how I roll, followed by a “how are you this morning”…to which she grunted back ….”wha yu want?”… I ordered by cup of Blue and asked her if she could explain the difference between two packs of coffee and she responded …”it deh pon di package”…. I looked her dead in the eye and said …Pardon me! … Do you really expect me to stand here, in front of you, in the line and read what is on the back of these two packages?

A customer is supposed to be a Customer and all customers should be treated in a Generic neutral manner, which should be the default and the secret to good customer service, once you have decided to treat customers differently just because of how they look or the colour of their skin or some rubbish that is more about you as a person than about the customer, then you have lost the plot. 

Racism and racial profiling is something we normally associate white people and what they do against black people but black people are also guilty of a good amount of racism and racial profiling against other blacks. I read somewhere that New York taxi drivers do not stop for people who are not white but I also read that 98% of the taxi drivers are also not white.

Some years ago I was on a travel messaging board where some black Americans were complaining that they do not get the same level of service and attention from Jamaicans like their white counterparts, one man complained that the bellhop walked past his bags and got the bags of the white tourist behind him.

I also remember reading an article in a black magazine years ago where one black American lady complained that while in Jamaica she got the sun, sand and beach but not the rental dread with the big bamboo because they were too busy running after white women tourist to pay her any mind… It seems Stella was very upset because she lost her grove and could not get it back since no one was willing to help her find it.

I remember having a discussion with a Black American friend of mine about this and tried to explain to him that while it was not right, it is a form of financial racism where the locals in tourist country had trouble telling the difference between the local (low or non-tipping) Jamaicans and black Americans and as such they decided to error on the side of caution when it comes to their financial reward…    

The Most Hated Company in Jamaica:

While I do agree that it would be great if The Jamaica Public Service could eliminate the bloodsucking poverty screaming criminal class stealing electricity and leave law abiding paying customers, I am however not upset that they disconnect the entire area with 70% of the usage coming from illegal connections. Enough is enough and the line must be drawn somewhere. How long must we continue to allow these lazy merriment loving bloodsucking poverty screaming people to live free at our expense? These people have no intention of pulling their own weight in society and as such served no purpose to Jamaica and the nation building process. I agree with what the JPS is doing for the most part and what I am about to say is really not about Kelly Tomblin or white people but more about the racial double standards that exist in Jamaica among Jamaicans.

Everyone in Jamaica goes on and on about the high cost of electricity, how wicked the Jamaica Public Service is and the Jamaican Government gets the majority of the blame for the actions of this Limited Company. With most other entities Jamaicans would seek out the person running that entity and give them constant verbal bullocking, a piece of their minds. They would have been called names like wicked, dirty and nasty and accused of trying mash up the lives of poor black Jamaicans. If the person running the Jamaica Public Service was a Black Jamaican then that person would have been subjected to constant personal attacks on a daily basis by the general public and the media. They would be forced to explain why the light bill was so damn high and their ability to run such an entity would have been called into question over and over again. They would have been classed as incompetent, wicked and evil and several online petitions would have been created demanding their immediate removal.

The Hon. Dutty Black Gal, Helmet-Head and village Dunce are just some of the ways people class the Prime minister, I was told once by an uptown person that Portia Simpson-Miller  really belongs uptown on her knees scrubbing floors. 
The head of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is Kelly Tomblin "a nice looking white lady" as mi granny use to say and how she is viewed by most, we are still a society that uses the terminology "anything too black, nuh too good or me nuh talk to nobody blackka then me and as such she is given a free pass simply because she is white. Kelly Tomblin will never be asked the tough questions, will never be challenged and will never get cursed out in public and in the media. Kelly Tomblin frequents the Jamaica Observer Page 2 social events pages and everyone wants to take pictures with this nice looking white lady who is the CEO of the most hated company in Jamaica but she will never be associated with that hate.

Queen Kelly Tomblin, Mega-Socialite and Darling of Jamaica, even though she heads the most hated company in the land.  

All I can say is that Kelly Tomblin, CEO of the Jamaica Public Service is lucky she is white… because if she was a black Jamaican woman or man the wrath of the Jamaican people would have been brought down on her with all the venom they can muster. I see this as a double standard not on the part of Kelly Tomblin herself because she has done nothing wrong and is doing nothing wrong so this is not against her or really about her. This is about the Jamaican people, why is it that we are so angry with the high cost of electricity but we cannot bring ourselves to treat Kelly Tomblin like how we would have treated a black Jamaican in her position…. Queen Kelly Tomblin should be made Prime Minister of Jamaica because only a person like her can put in place the changes required and she would never be blamed or cursed out for anything!

Why then can’t we treat our own people with the same level of love and respect we show to Kelly Tomblin and people like her? Why is it OK to dog out our fellow black Jamaicans, class them using so many derogatory terms that we would never use against people like Kelly Tomblin who is now part and parcel of our society?

It is the same reason why some Jamaicans would give their fellow local black Jamaicans such poor customer service but stand at attention with a smile when someone with a lighter complexion walks in.

In an interview with Kelly Tomblin the interviewer declared …“Tomblin, who has been running the power company for just over two years, is as full of charm as she is bursting with energy" and a person posted on the Gleaner website … "I really admire and appreciate how Ms Tomblin has taken to Jamaica just like other visitors to our island have done. Here's wishing her all the best..."…. Mi pupa claat…. Hahahahahahaha…

Bi-partisan consensus on Criminality and Protection of the Bloodsucking Poverty Screaming Criminal Class (Also known as a voting block…) trying to live at everybody else’s expense…

Police Bribery and the Rich!!

Bruce Bicknell was charged with trying to Bribe a Police Officer, the case against him was dropped!!!

Member of Parliament for Western Portland, Daryl Vaz reportedly visited the Sergeant at the Elletson Road station and made an appeal to him to be lenient on Bicknell…. We await the result but expect the same as result Bicknell , Vaz is normally above the law anyway..

SSP Forbes admitted to facilitating between businessman Bruce Bicknell and two police sergeants was fined $800,000 or six months in prison… I agree he is guilty but so too is Bruce Bicknell and Vaz!!!