David Comissiong

DON’T AGONIZE! ORGANIZE! (ii)

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President, Clement Payne Movement
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A NEW CONCEPT OF DEVELOPMENT

I totally reject Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s often repeated admonition that Barbados […]

is a weak and vulnerable society / economy that is caught up in an international recession and that can do little or nothing about its predicament.

On the contrary, I see Barbados as a sturdy little nation that possesses resources which – if properly organized and mobilized – can propel the country forward and upward, international recession or no international recession!

As far as I am concerned there is no need for us to remain in a negative helpless posture of national hand-wringing and despondency! Rather, let us recognize that out salvation lies within our own hands, and that what we need to do is to organize ourselves and our national resources for social and economic production.

But central to such a mission is a national education system that is designed to reproduce, preserve and root us in our distinctive Bajan / Caribbean national culture, and to foster a national propensity for self-confidence, initiative, high academic or technical achievement, social solidarity, cooperative work, independent thought, and self-reliance.

The idea would be to establish the type of national education system that could provide the foundation for a model of development in which we Barbadians assume the primary responsibility for establishing productive enterprises, and in which the economic development of Barbados is based squarely on our country’s educational and human development!

In other words, we need to jettison this idea that the foreign investor will be our savior, or that Barbados could or should “develop” itself by increasing the number of its citizens employed in relatively unskilled, low-technology, dead end manufacturing, tourism or other service jobs!

I therefore envisage a new Barbados economy based on the following planks:-

1. Education, as a foreign exchange earning industry in its own right;

2. High technology manufacturing;

3. Intensive, high technology-based food production;

4. Cultural or arts-based industries;

5. Cultural and heritage tourism;

6. Health tourism;

7. Sports tourism;

8. A national “Employee Share-Ownership Programme”;

9. Public/Private sector partnership in the development and commercial use of such national assets as our rum, sugar, sea island cotton, solar technology, classic Bajan furniture, pepper sauce, black belly sheep, Cricket heritage, classic Bajan literature, pottery, and the list goes on;

10. A cooperative or people’s sector of the economy based on a combining and mobilization of the resources of our credit unions, cooperatives, trade unions, churches, educational institutions and community-based organizations;

11. An organized Public/Private Sector effort to provide for the technical, administrative, managerial and trade-related needs of our fellow CARICOM member states;

12. A meaningful national entrepreneurial partnership with the Barbadian and wider Caribbean Diaspora in North America and Europe;

13. A systematic process of small business development based– among other things– on the directing of government contracts and government expenditure towards small business;

14. A series of local environmental development projects, with funding provided under the international Global Warming / Climate Change agenda;

15. Development of a new relationship with Latin America based– in the first instance– on enhanced relations with Venezuela and Cuba, and on Barbados joining Petro Caribe and the Bolivarian Alliance For Latin America and the Caribbean (ALBA);

16. Engagement with the African Union (AU) on their Diaspora / Sixth Region initiative by undertaking joint AU / Barbados developmental projects;

17. Expansion of Solar Energy mechanisms and applications right across the island;

18. A systematic effort to dismantle the national “log-jam” of un-met human needs, un-employed people, and un-used financial resources with a national programme of low income housing construction; expanded educational programmes; expanded health care provision; local food production; and solar energy production;

19. An organized “Research and Development” effort based on and in the University of the West Indies; and

20. Implementation of the  notion that– especially in a period of economic distress – each Government ministry must identify and undertake responsibility for developing at least one concrete project that will add significant economic value to our nation.

If one closely examines these twenty propositions one will discern that at the heart of each proposition is the notion of a conscious, patriotic, culturally rooted, highly educated and trained Barbadian population.

Thus, we come right back to the fundamental issue of education and national identity formation!

In the next component of this extended essay I will outline a proposal for a revamping of Barbados’ educational system (and the umbilically connected spheres of cultural development and mass media), before going on to explain how my twenty developmental propositions can be implemented in our beloved country.

(To be continued.)

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142 Comments on “DON’T AGONIZE! ORGANIZE! (ii)”

  1. Hants October 28, 2015 at 7:50 PM #

    Barbados is a capitalist country.

    How do you propose to change to a socialist model.

    Talk is cheap.

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  2. de Ingrunt Word October 28, 2015 at 7:55 PM #

    @ Bush Tea, ‘Blacks do much better in tribal /clannish / family settings …guided by the wisdom of elders, running ‘meeting turns’, and focusing on GROUP advancement. ”

    An interpretation of that interesting statement is that we Blacks are forever destined to huts and living off the land while the others build ships to travel to the moon.

    The simple tone of your statement and what it portends in that context sets a worrying perspective.

    I hope that you are really saying that those were just our foundations but that today the sou-sou is the credit union, which by now should have sprouted into investment banks fueling whipper smart investors in the mould of any top-notch financial maguffy worldwide…

    In sum, we are using the foundational sou-sou’s clannish, family setting to establish a path towards the new book ‘How the Black Middle Class Re-took Its Stolen Legacy”.

    Just wondering.

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  3. Dompey October 28, 2015 at 8:06 PM #

    Donna

    I hate to hear when some people employ the expression that the black race will never be unified.

    The black race was fragmented always by its linguistics and cultural-ethos, before the days of its enslavement and colonization, so notion this of unifying the black race is an unrealizable reality.

    It is important to note that most Africans identify themselves on the basis of the tribe rather than they national indentify, so this in off itself shows the level diversity and separatism within a given country on the African continent.

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  4. Donna October 28, 2015 at 9:11 PM #

    Dompey,

    I am not suggesting that the entire black race should be unified. I am suggesting that we in Barbados, if we want to change the status quo will have to consider that the only way we can do it is to do it together and form groups for our mutual benefit. Individually we just don’t have the resources. Of course we can remain in the barrel like the proverbial crabs. But then we would have no one to blame but ourselves and should not complain about our state. Put up or shut up, I say!

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  5. Donna October 28, 2015 at 9:15 PM #

    David,

    That one is too big for me to answer. I will have to give it some thought but I make no promises.

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  6. Bush Tea October 28, 2015 at 9:51 PM #

    @ Dee Word
    …some of the largest and most impressive business models in this world are Co-operatives. Look up co-op Utilities, Insurance, manufacturing, Agriculture etc…
    The Co-op is the modern derivative of the sou sou and ‘Nationwide’ in your neck of the woods is an example of modern Co-op Insurance.

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  7. Georgie Porgie October 28, 2015 at 10:28 PM #

    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,PRESSURIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, OSTRACIZE!

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  8. Sargeant October 29, 2015 at 12:27 AM #

    So Comissiong finally made an appearance to comment on his embryonic idea. I was amused at the suggestion (from him) that activities in Capitalist countries could be a boon to economic recovery in Barbados. This suggests that DC is slowly distancing himself from the regimes in Havana and Caracas

    Let me say at the outset that not everything that happens in other places is easily transferable to Barbados, businesses that offer employee ownership plans (also known as Employee Share Purchase Plans) are usually publicly traded companies and generally exist in countries where there is a vibrant stock market so the employee could recoup his investment in the event of hardship or for other financial reasons. If the shares are privately held, then the business may employ some internal mechanism to ensure that their employee is not out of pocket. The above does not reflect current circumstances in Barbados and is unlikely to be a reality anytime soon.

    It will be a cold day in hell before his suggestion takes root in Barbados.

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  9. Dompey October 29, 2015 at 2:35 AM #

    Georgie Porgie

    Are you Barbadian?
    If you are a Barbadian which the evidence probably suggests, then where is your sense of nationalism? Where is your sense loyalty to your fellow country man irrespective of the differences which seems to separate you and him? Is this the way a man of class and prestige treats his fellow country? Why do you insist that the Devil manipulated and exploited you so readily and easily Porgie? Do you not see that your efforts here does more harm than good? Can you at least act like a man who has some sense and maturity for once? Brother I don’t know how to reach you or if you’re far beyond that reachable threshold?

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  10. pieceuhderockyeahright October 29, 2015 at 6:13 AM #

    Things have really got to be serious when Domps becomes the voice of reason per the behaviour of The Bane of BU.

    Could any one of the stalwarts here point me to the articles that hath made this “man” employ “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”?

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  11. Bush Tea October 29, 2015 at 6:51 AM #

    @ Piece
    It all started when Technician asked him why God created the devil…🙂
    Then some BU joker asked why Jesus deliberately misled the masses with parables and where he and Zoe got their stupid Trinity shiite from….
    LOL
    …it seems that the only thing more vindictive than a woman scorned is a HC man who don’t have answers..

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  12. de Ingrunt Word October 29, 2015 at 8:09 AM #

    @Bushie, being the acknowledged ‘voice of … reason?’ on BU I ask: are both you and Pieces so seer like in your senior years that neither of you ‘read carefully’ anymore because you “already know what is, as is written”!

    This is social media so any and all things are accepted…BUT as I respect you two gents as fonts of solid, salient reason I really presume you guys also hold yourself to some…let’s say… more normally acceptable standards, even in this wild-west world of social media!

    So read quicklyagain, “… I hope that you are really saying that those were just our foundations but that today the sou-sou is the credit union…In sum, we are using the foundational sou-sou’s clannish, family setting to establish a path towards the new book ‘How the Black Middle Class Re-took Its Stolen Legacy”

    Which you must realize is a statement wrapped in a simple rhetorical question.

    And then read just as quickly, “…The Co-op is the modern derivative of the sou sou and ‘Nationwide’ in your neck of the woods is an example of modern Co-op Insurance.”

    And tell me how a smart fellow who has probably written more essays and Positions Papers than I have dreamed about could waste ink in the second instance!

    Bushie and Pieces, this is absolutely INCONSEQUENTIAL in the scheme of tings! So don’t let’s get too over wrought but I just thought I would prod both of you. And I know that both of you you are much more able to fire back rationally to any perceived ‘scathing’ attack with a little more polish.

    At least I hope so. Oh lawd, LOLLL.

    And BTW Mr Bush Tea I thought that your remark yesterday to Artax re how could he state to the effect that his mind is made-up so don’t tell him anything, was probably the most important piece of commentary for the site. I normally say it differently but your statement was de bomb…for ALL discourse.

    of course EVERY one of our larger than life leaders behaved the same way as Artax did but it’s all in HOW you tell a person to ‘kiss your grits’…it’s all in the HOW! LOLLLL.

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  13. Bush Tea October 29, 2015 at 8:29 AM #

    Shiite man Dee Word… yuh mean that Bushie can’t AGREE with you in piece (pun intended) now? THE BUSHMAN CONCURS…
    Bushie was just expanding ….

    LORD!!!
    …LOL … you so much accustomed to feeling the stinging side of the whacker that you shocked that Bushie giving you the handle…?🙂

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  14. Donna October 29, 2015 at 10:02 AM #

    Sargeant,

    Nothing will take root because we are firmly planted in this dirty mess we keep complaining about.

    We need to “free [our] minds and the rest will follow.

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  15. Zoe October 29, 2015 at 10:25 AM #

    Mr. Comissiong’s leftist ideology, is glaringly demonstrated in his ardent support for Tyrannical Dictators like Fidel Castro.

    The following are some salient facts on “Castro’s Slave Camp: Affection for New Killing Fields” by Jamie Glazov, in his literal masterpiece, UNITED IN HATE, The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror, Copyright 2009.

    Having seized power on January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro followed the tradition of Vladimir Lenin and immediately turned his country into a slave camp. Ever since, Cuba has distinguished itself as one of the most monstrous human-rights abusers in the world.

    Half a million human beings have passed through Cuba’s gulag. Since Cuba’s total population in only around eleven million, that gives Castro’s despotism the highest political incarceration rate per capita on earth. Firing squads carried out more than FIFTEEN THOUSAND EXECUTIONS. Torture has been institutionalized; myriad human rights organizations have documented the regime’s use of electric shoch, dark coffin-sized isolation cells, and beatings to punish “anti-socialist elements.” The Castro regime’s barbarity is best epitomized by Camilo Cienfuegos Plan, the program of horrors followed in the forced labor camp on the Isle of Pines. Forced to work almost naked, prisoners were made to cut grass with their teeth and to sit in latrine trenches for long periods of time. Torture is routine.

    Since Castro’s death cult, like other leftist ideologies, believes that human blood purifies the earth – and since manifestations of grief affirm the reality of the individual, and thus anathema to the totality – mourning for the departed became taboo. Just like Mao’s China and Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Castro’s Cuba warned family members of murdered dissidents not to cry at their funerals.

    A Committee for the Defense of the Cuban Revolution ( CDR) governs every single city block and every agricultural production unit. The CDR’s purpose is to monitor the affairs of every family and to report anything suspicious. A Cuban’s entire life is spent under the surveillance of his CDR, which controls everything from food rations to his employment to his use of free time, A vicious RACISM against BLACKS accompanies this repression. In pre-Castro Cuba, blacks enjoyed upward social mobility and served in many government positions. In Castro’s Cuba, the jail population is 80 percent black, while the government hierarchy is 100 percent white.

    Cuban communism follows Lenin’s and Stalin’s idea of “equality,” wherein members of the nomenklatura live like millionaires, while ordinary Cubans live in utter poverty.

    Denied to right to vote under Castro’s Cuba, Cubans have voted with their feet. Pre-Castro Cuba had the highest per capita immigration rate in the Western hemisphere. Under Castro, approximately TWO MILLION Cuban citizens (out of eleven million) have escaped their country. Many have done so by floating on rafts or inner tubes in shark-infested waters. An estimated FIFTY THOUSAND to EIGHTY-SEVEN THOUSAND have lost their lives. Not content to trust the sharks, Castro has sent helicopters to drop sandbags onto the rafts of would-be-escapees, or just gun them all down. Epitomizing this barbarity was the TUGBOAT MASSACRE of July 13, 1994, in which Castro ORDERED Cuban patrol boats to KILL FORTY-ONE unarmed Cuban civilans – TEN OF THEM CHILDREN who were using an old wooden tugboat in their attempt to flee Cuba.

    Naturally, the Left (like Comissiong et al), initiated a romance with Castro and his slave camp, just as it did with Lenin’s and Stalin’s Gulag.

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  16. Donna October 29, 2015 at 10:37 AM #

    Not saying you are wrong. Just questioning the sources for your information because propaganda works both ways.

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  17. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 10:57 AM #

    mawning all
    Georgie Porgie insists
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,PRESSURIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, OSTRACIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BE CIRCUMCISED!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, FOSSILIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, VICTIMIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,CRITICIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,FRATERNIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,EVANGELIZE!

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  18. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM #

    quid scripsi, scripsi et quid dixi, dixi! lol lol lol
    as Gearbox would say aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  19. watchman October 29, 2015 at 11:34 AM #

    @ Donna
    Some of the people that have freed their mind as to the callous happen in Barbados have leave Barbados,

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  20. Bush Tea October 29, 2015 at 11:52 AM #

    @ Zoe
    If you are judging David C by his support of Castro, how would you judge those who support Netanyahu ….. and his apartheid and fascists policies in Gaza and the West Bank?
    Does it depend on which tyrannical dictator one quotes…?

    Do you know that even Dompey has been known to make wise statements….and one of these days, even AC may well do so too…🙂

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  21. Donna October 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM #

    Bushie,

    But these people were chosen by God to do this. Everybody else is a second class human.

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  22. David October 29, 2015 at 1:22 PM #

    It never ceased to amaze how some adults are just like children in mind. Take heed because karma is a bitch.

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  23. Donna October 29, 2015 at 1:23 PM #

    GP,

    Yabba dabba do do to you toooooo!

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  24. Donna October 29, 2015 at 1:24 PM #

    In order to reach somebody one must use that person’s language.

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  25. Donna October 29, 2015 at 1:26 PM #

    David,

    Once a man, twice a child.

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  26. Well Well & Consequences October 29, 2015 at 1:36 PM #

    Yeah Donna you are right, those Is(not)raelis are not only brutal but more murderous when it comes to stealing land, displaying hatred for black people and just being down right arrogant. Ariel Sharon was sobrutal, it took 8 years for him to die. Netanyahu will get his in spades one day. There are people who respect leaders who destroy others and have the nerve to call them chosen.

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  27. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 1:59 PM #

    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,VISUALIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,PRIVATIZE!
    DONT AGONIZE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ANGLICIZE!
    quid scripsi, scripsi et quid dixi, dixi! lol lol lol

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  28. de Ingrunt Word October 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM #

    @Dr GP, based on your scientific background, years of experience in the medical field and apparent polymath abilities surely you can speak to some of the issues and concerns raised by Mr Holder and the FCT related to the Plasma Gasification facility.

    Wouldn’t you be returning some real, tangible value to the yuts now at HC, those prepping to attend in the years ahead and the many other Bajans who still reside here!

    Surely in retirement that is not too much to ask from one our eminent island scholars.

    Surely offering salient opinions based on that knowledge of yours is more practical!

    Yes you are bored so you amuse yourself with these aimless asides…but come on now. Tank Williams would tut-tut his way and bring you to that office for a good old fashioned verbal ‘cut-ass’ if he knew this is how you were wasting the synapse pulses of that brilliance …

    Just wondering if this the way the HC smart boys consider is the most worthwhile use of their skills: pithy, inane repartee after they have emigrated away from the political and small-minded issues on island.

    Is that your suggested model of intelligence and success for small states like ours?

    Just wondering.

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  29. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 2:27 PM #

    re David October 29, 2015 at 1:22 PM #
    It never ceased to amaze how some adults are just like children in mind. Take heed because karma is a bitch.
    REALLY DAVID?
    ITS VERY SIMPLE
    MOCK NOT LESS YOU BE MOCKED BACK!
    for what measure a man mocks it shall be mocked back at him lol lol lol roflmao

    YOU ALLOW SOME JOKERS TO COME IN THE RUM SHOP AND SAY WHAT THEY LIKE WHEN THEY LIKE HOW THEY LIKE and to whom they like ………………. AND OTHERS MUST NOT MOCK THEM
    ARE YOU SERIOUS? aint that karma too

    AGAIN i say ON THIS BLOG WUNNAH MOCK COMMISSIONG AND now ZOE WUNNAH FAVORITE WHIPPING BOY will karma be a bitch for that too?

    I HAVE NEVER HARD ON BU IN EIGHT YEARS THE WHOLE STORY ABOUT ISRAEL
    WHAT I SEE CLEARLY IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PASSAGE THAT THE HEATHEN WILL RAGE AGAINST THE LORD’S ANNOINTED

    KEEP MOCKING
    GOD’S CLOCK IS TICKING
    HE IS CALLING THE SHOTS AND THE TUNE
    THE DEVIL IS GOOD AT BLINDING EYES TO THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD
    KEEP MOCKING

    WATCH NOW

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  30. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 2:34 PM #

    2 CHRONICLES 17: 20 APPLIES EVEN TODAY

    Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

    MOCK SOME MORE AND EXPEL SOME BOVINE EXCREMENT
    GIVE ME A LAFF
    A REAL BAJAN RUM SHOP BELLY LAFF

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  31. Alvin Cummins October 29, 2015 at 2:40 PM #

    @Zoe,

    YOU ARE WRONG, WRONG WRONG!!!

    What do you know of the history of Cuba, pre Castro and Post the Revolution? Do you remember that Cuba was known as the whorehouse of the United States, before Castro? Do you know what the rate of illiteracy was before the Revolution? Do you know what it was AFTER the Revolution? Do you know what is now? Do you know that Cuba is one of the most advanced countries in terms of scientific development, in the whole world? Have you ever visited Cuba and spoken with the Cuban people? What do you know of your sources of information? The leaders of Israel should have been hauled before the International Court of Justice and tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity many years ago. Ariel Sharon, Netenyahou, Begin, Golda Mayer, and so many others, should have been tried, long ago, for the atrocities the Jews have committed against the Palestinian people; especially their confiscation of the land of Palestine, on the spurious excuse that the land was given to them by GOD. What crap!!!
    What do you know of the people of Baragua, a Barbadian community in Cuba, full of descendants of Barbados who went there either directly or after their stints with the construction of the Panama Canal were finished. Have you ever really tried to find out what caused the uprising that led to the overthrow of the Batista
    regime? Have you ever tried to find out why Castro turned to Russia after the revolution?

    I get real pissed off at people like you who try to talk foolishness with people who sympathize, and emphathize with the people of Cuba; former slaves, who freed themselves from the entanglement of the people who kept them in bondage, and have done this successfully, then have to fight against those who would like to see them in bondage again.

    Go back to your dungeon, Zoe, for that is where people of your ilk belong. Keep your head wrapped in the Jewish prayer shawls, and pray that Solomon’s temple will be rebuilt while you are doing it. Emerge when that is done.

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  32. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 2:51 PM #

    de Ingrunt Word October 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM #
    RE @Dr GP, based on your scientific background, years of experience in the medical field and apparent polymath abilities surely you can speak to some of the issues and concerns raised by Mr Holder and the FCT related to the Plasma Gasification facility.

    I DONT KNOW ANY MATH AND I DONT CARE A WHIT ABOUT Mr Holder and the FCT related to the Plasma Gasification facility. LET THE FOLK WID DE WELL PAID JOBS IN BIM AND THE BRIGHT FOLK ON BU DEAL WID THAT

    RE Wouldn’t you be returning some real, tangible value to the yuts now at HC, those prepping to attend in the years ahead and the many other Bajans who still reside here!
    Surely in retirement that is not too much to ask from one our eminent island scholars.

    WHY DIDNT THEY GIVE ME A JOB AT HC WHEN I APPLIED IN 98
    WHY DIDNT THE BULLING MAN AT CAVE HILL FROM BRISTOL GIVE ME AJOB IN 82 WHN I APPLIED

    RE Surely offering salient opinions based on that knowledge of yours is more practical!
    WHY? WHY SHOULD I WASTE MY TIME WID THAT SIR. IT HAS NOT GOT ME ANY WHERE. I HAVE FOR EVER BEEN HURT HATED AND DISADVANTAGED FOR MY KNOWLEDGE

    LET THE FOLK WID DE WELL PAID JOBS IN BIM AND THE BRIGHT FOLK ON BU DEAL WID THAT

    RE Yes you are bored so you amuse yourself with these aimless asides…
    YOU GOT THAT RIGHT

    Tank Williams would tut-tut his way and bring you to that office for a good old fashioned verbal ‘cut-ass’ if he knew this is how you were wasting the synapse pulses of that brilliance …

    DONT YOU KNOW BRILLIANCE IS ONLY APPRECIATED IN A FEW CHOSEN? LOL LOL
    AND RULERS AND “LEADERS” ARE GENERALLY OF THE BASER SORT

    Tank Williams Could tut-tut AS MUCH AS HE LIKES LOL

    RE Just wondering if this the way the HC smart boys consider is the most worthwhile use of their skills: pithy, inane repartee after they have emigrated away from the political and small-minded issues on island.

    YOU ARE FREE TO WONDER OR WANDER EVEN
    LET ME ENJOY MY SELF IN PEACE OR IS IT PIECE ?

    Is that your suggested model of intelligence and success for small states like ours?

    Just wondering.

    AGAIN YOU ARE FREE TO WONDER OR WANDER EVEN

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  33. Alvin Cummins October 29, 2015 at 2:51 PM #

    @Georgie Porgie,
    Since you have never become acquainted with the whole story of Israel my advice to you is to begin right away and either google it or go to Yahoo and begin to research it. Go back to the archives (not the Bible) and read about the Zionist push to have a state of Israel, before the partition of Palestine by the British. Read, read, read.
    You need real enlightenment.

    If what I surmise from the references on this blog are correct; about your intellect, put it to good use by seeking the real truth, not the spurious writings of a collection of prurient scribbling of persons long gone who could not possibly have any conception of the world today.

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  34. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 2:57 PM #

    RE Keep your head wrapped in the Jewish prayer shawls, and pray that Solomon’s temple will be rebuilt while you are doing it. DONT WORRY HE DOES NOT HAVE TO PRAYER FOR THAT……..IT WILL BE BUILT WHEN ANTICHRIST MAKES HIS FALSE TREATY WITH THE JEWS AT THE START OF DANIEL’S 70 TH WEEK

    Emerge when that is done. IF HE IS A TRUE BELEIVER HE WILL GO UP IN THE RAPTURE AND PROBABLY LOOK DOWN AS THE THIRD TEMPLE IS BUILT AS PREDICTED IN REVELATION AND ELSEWHRE

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  35. Dompey October 29, 2015 at 3:01 PM #

    @Georgie Porgie

    There is something in this man’s character that is very troubling, and it is far from being childish.

    This man is by legal definition a Verbal-Sadist, who finds pleasure in inflicting emotional and psychological torment on those persons who shows him any interest.

    And whether or not his behaviour is sociopathic or psychopathic, I leave that to Piece to determining because it is way above my pay grade to make such pronouncements.

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  36. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 3:04 PM #

    Alvin Cummins October 29, 2015 at 2:51 PM #
    @Georgie Porgie,
    Since you have never become acquainted with the whole story of Israel
    HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT I KNOW SAH?

    my advice to you is to begin right away and either google it or go to Yahoo and begin to research it. SURELY YOU JEST

    Go back to the archives (not the Bible) and read about the Zionist push to have a state of Israel, before the partition of Palestine by the British. Read, read, read.
    You need real enlightenment. WHY DO YOU WANT TO EXCLUDE THE BIBLE FROM MY BIBLIOGRAPHY LOL

    If what I surmise from the references on this blog are correct; about your intellect, put it to good use by seeking the real truth, not the spurious writings of a collection of prurient scribbling of persons long gone who could not possibly have any conception of the world today. THE WRITERS CERTAINLY COULD NOT BUT THE AUTHOR OF THE WORD CERTAINLY COULD AND MUST HAVE BECAUSE ALL OF HIS PREDICTIONS PROMISES PROPHESIES HAVE OR ARE COMING TO PASS

    YOU CAN BELIEVE WHAT YOU WISH
    I WILL STICK TO THE BIBLE OK?

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  37. Zoe October 29, 2015 at 3:11 PM #

    There was NEVER any ancient nation called Palestine; nor were there any such people called Palestinians!

    The Nation of Israel goes back THOUSANDS of years, and King David, declared Jerusalem the Capital of Israel.

    After Israel’s nascent Statehood became a reality in May, 1948, for the first time since Emperor Hadrian drove them out of ‘Israel’ in AD 135, and renamed their ancient homeland, Palestine, this MYTH of a nation called Palestine, was again propagandized
    by Arab activist Musa Alami, who said:

    “…how can people struggle for their nation, when most of them do not know the meaning of the word?…The people are in great need of a ‘MYTH’ to fill their consciousness and imagination…” 1948.

    According to Alami, an indoctrination of the ‘MYTH’ of nationality would create ‘identity’ and self respect.”

    “Since 1948 Arab leaders have approached the Palestine problem in an irresponsible manner…They have used the Palestine people for selfish political purposes. This is ridiculous and, I could say, even criminal.” – King Hussein of Jordan, 1960.

    Israel CANNOT ‘occupy’ what was/is theirs for THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

    Another dastardly MYTH, is the persistent reference by the Media, to Israel’s ancient HOME LAND, as ‘disputed’ ‘unallocated’ and most offensively, ‘occupied’ territories.

    The late legal giant, Howard Grief, believed that the legal questions had been put to rest with the publication in 2008 of his ‘The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel under International Law’ the 660-page product should have shattered every MYTH, every LIE, every DISTORTION and misrepresentation of FACT employed over 65 years of Israel’s re-establishment to negate the SOVEREIGN right of the Jewish People to their National Home.

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  38. Dompey October 29, 2015 at 3:24 PM #

    David

    Yesterday you issued a stern warning to those persons who were deviating from the topic before deliberation, but stop short of issuing a personal sanction to the number one offender of your directive.

    Does his privilege birth and first class education allotts him certain freedoms, uncommon to that of the practical man?

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  39. Zoe October 29, 2015 at 3:49 PM #

    @ Alvin Cummins,

    The horrifying experience of Armando Alladares, a Cuban poet who endured TWENTY-TWO years of TORTURE and imprisonment, under Castro’s tyranny, for merely raising the issue of FREEDOM, is a testament to the regime’s BARBARITY. Valladare’s memoir, ‘Against All Hope’ serves as Cuba’s version of Solzhenitsyn\s ‘Gulag Archipelago.’ Valladares recounts how prisoners were beaten with BAYONETS, ELECTRIC CABLES, and TRUNCHEONS. He tells how he and other prisoners were FORCED to take “baths” in human feces and urine. Typical of the HORROR in Castro’s Gulag was the experience of Robert Lopez Chavez, one of Valladare’s prison friends. When Lopez Chavez went on a hunger strike to protest the abuses in the prison, the guards withheld water from him until he became delirious, twisting on the floor and begging for something to drink. The guards then urinated in his mouth. He dies the next day. (UNITED IN HATE, The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror, Jamie Glazov, p.48) Emphasis added.

    Cummins, you ARE a stranger to the TRUTH!

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  40. Hants October 29, 2015 at 3:58 PM #

    @ de Ingrunt Word ,

    Some things do not require a brainiac like GP to figure out.

    Just use google or bing and find out how many Plasma gasification plants, similar in size to the proposed plant have been built and have been running satisfactorily for at least 3 years.

    Nothing wrong with being among the “first” if you can affor the “risks”.

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  41. Donna October 29, 2015 at 4:41 PM #

    GP,

    I’ll tell you why they didn’t give you a job. They could see that you were mentally unstable.

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  42. Bush Tea October 29, 2015 at 4:53 PM #

    @ Donna
    …you are so damn PERCEPTIVE…… BUP!!🙂

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  43. David October 29, 2015 at 5:41 PM #

    The BU household does not lack that admirable characteristic of patience. We subscribe to the view the hardest thing is to know then everything becomes predictable after. We know those who are supportive and the others but we hold no animosity for we all must answer to ourselves, eventually.

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  44. de Ingrunt Word October 29, 2015 at 5:51 PM #

    @Hants, you missed the point. It was not to seek some new guidance from Dr. GP that could be found on “google or bing” but to ask a former Bajan scholar to engage practically and purposefully in the debate that affects HIS country.

    Do you perceive that when our fore-fathers expanded scholarship opportunities to Bajans so that those who the Lord blessed with larger brain power could be given state sponsored funds to study new and interesting things; do you think it was with an expectation that they would not stand up and let their voices be heard for the rock in times of crisis.

    Think broadly sir…

    @GP, I know that you are jesting with the comment “I DONT KNOW ANY MATH” with respect to my remark about “apparent polymath abilities”. So I will not respond to that.

    Sadly, based on your remarks, particularly “WHY DIDNT THEY GIVE ME A JOB AT HC WHEN I APPLIED IN 98….WHY DIDNT THE BULLING MAN AT CAVE HILL FROM BRISTOL GIVE ME AJOB IN 82 WHN I APPLIED” I believe Donna’s amateur psychology is spot on.

    I would venture to suggest that it amazes us here on BU the level of pain, anger and distaste you retain from the ‘slights’ made towards you by your peers and others in BIM.

    It was always evident. I now understand the underlying basis.

    The fact that you can quote the Bible so readily and skillfully and yet you are still so wounded is a wonder…can the Word you proselytize not assist. END Amateur psy minute!!!!

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  45. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 5:52 PM #

    RE I’ll tell you why they didn’t give you a job. They could see that you were mentally unstable.

    IM SO GLAD THEY DIDNT

    I WENT ELSWHERE AND WORKED FOR MORE LOL LOL LOL HA HA HA LOL LOL LOL HA HA HA

    FAR MORE AND TAX FREE TOO!

    I WORKED FOR THREE TIMES I’D HAVE GOT AT HOME AND PAID NO TAX

    NOT BAD FOR SOMEONE WHO IS mentally unstable.

    mentally stable DOES NOT MEAN LICKING ASS WITH A NUMBER OF MORONS ON BU

    I MARCH TO THE SOUND OF MY OWN DRUM

    TICK TOCK MOCK MOCK.

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  46. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 6:05 PM #

    @GP, I know that you are jesting with the comment “I DONT KNOW ANY MATH” with respect to my remark about “apparent polymath abilities”. So I will not respond to that.

    HONESTLY IM NOT AT ALL GOOD AT MATH

    RE Sadly, based on your remarks, particularly “WHY DIDNT THEY GIVE ME A JOB AT HC WHEN I APPLIED IN 98….WHY DIDNT THE BULLING MAN AT CAVE HILL FROM BRISTOL GIVE ME AJOB IN 82 WHEN I APPLIED” I believe Donna’s amateur psychology is spot on.

    YOU ARE BOTH WRONG BECAUSE I HAVE SEN THEM GIVE JOBS TO PEOPLE WITH NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS LOL

    RE I would venture to suggest that it amazes us here on BU the level of pain, anger and distaste you retain from the ‘slights’ made towards you by your peers and others in BIM.
    It was always evident. I now understand the underlying basis.

    I ENJOY THE TAUNTS OF YOU ARMCHAIR PSYCHOLOGISTS. CAUSE YOU ARE ALL WRONG
    THE PROBLEM YOU ALL HAVE IS THAT I AM NOT AC OR ZOE OR DONKY——-I CAN RESPOND BY MOCKING BACK LOL LOL LOL

    RE The fact that you can quote the Bible so readily and skillfully and yet you are still so wounded is a wonder…can the Word you proselytize not assist. END Amateur psy
    minute!!!! YOU SHOULD GIVE IT UP

    ALSO KNOWING BIBLE DONT STOP A PERSON FROM BEING UNFAIRED OR WOUNDED
    PETER TEACHS CLEARLY THAT BELIEVRS WILL UNDRGO SUFFERING

    YOU EVER HERE ABOUT JOB? THAT WAS PRESSURE NOT THE PEASHOOTERS YOU GUYS SHOOT AT ME

    NOW IN THE CAS OF THE BULLR MAN AT CAVE HILL IT WAS CLEAR TO HIM THAT I WAS NOT LEG BREAKS AND GOOGLIES DO YOU KNOW THAT HE WAS PREFERRED OVER THE WOMAN THAT STABLISHED THE DEPARTMENT ON A SHOE STRING AND TAUGHT SEVERAL WOULD BE DRS AND AGRICUTURISTS TC ETC FOR MANY YEARS ?

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  47. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 6:12 PM #

    RE The fact that you can quote the Bible so readily and skillfully and yet you are still so wounded is a wonder…can the Word you proselytize not assist. END Amateur psy
    minute!!!! YOU SHOULD GIVE IT UP

    I ONLY QUOTE IT BUT FELLAS USED TO WRITE SUFFERED INTENSELY AH LIE?
    MANY OF THE PROPHETS, IN FACT AT ONE TIME GOD HAD TO HIDE JEREMIAH FROM HIS ENEMIES

    SEE ALSO HEBRWS 11:36-38

    And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
    37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
    38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

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  48. David October 29, 2015 at 6:19 PM #

    @Dee Word

    Allocate your time better, reasoning will make no difference.

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  49. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 6:20 PM #

    RE I’ll tell you why they didn’t give you a job. They could see that you were mentally unstable.

    IM SO GLAD THEY DIDNT

    AH THE PLACES IVE BEEN AND THE INTERESTING FOLK IVE MET BECAUSE THEY DIDNT GIVE ME A JOB IN BIM

    I LEARNED THAT IT IS RALLY TRUE THAT
    There hath no testing taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tested above that ye are able; but will with the testing also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    SO WUNNAH BU PRSSURIZERS CAN TRY WITH YOUR AD HOMINEMS AND PITHY TAUNTS AND OPINIONS

    KEEP ON MOCKING
    UNLIKE OTHERS I CAN AND I WILL MOCK BACK

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  50. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 6:25 PM #

    David October 29, 2015 at 6:19 PM #
    @Dee Word

    Allocate your time better, reasoning will make no difference.

    LOL LOL LOL REASONING??
    YOU MEAN TRYING TO MOCK AND SCOFF AND PETTY PSYCHIATRY IS MOCKING

    wunnah does disrespct high achievrs that have come on BU and expect them to wilt and run

    HAVE I NOT OUT REASONED THE BS THAT YOUR CREW OF PRESSURIZERS HAVE SPEWED and with raising my ire our pulse rate or BP lol

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  51. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 6:26 PM #

    without raising my ire our pulse rate or BP lol
    TRYING TO MOCK AND SCOFF AND PETTY PSYCHIATRY IS MOCKING NOT REASONING

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  52. de Ingrunt Word October 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM #

    Yes David so true.

    @GP: Polymath = a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning..

    You are the scholar so if it does from some Latin root also relate to the subject of ‘math’ then once again you have shown polymath skills…

    If not chalk it up to one more word you didn’t know! A very minor matter.

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  53. de Ingrunt Word October 29, 2015 at 6:36 PM #

    Dr GP, I will heed David warning and end with this.

    They say that to the hammer every problem is (looks like) a nail…after all that the hammer’s competitive advantage or what he has made his thing: hammering nails.

    You and this mocking thing follows a similar path. I issued a challenge to you sans any mocking or ridicule YOU made it the mockery.

    Alas!

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  54. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 6:36 PM #

    de Ingrunt Word October 29, 2015 at 5:51 PM #
    @Hants, you missed the point. It was not to seek some new guidance from Dr. GP that could be found on “google or bing” but to ask a former Bajan scholar to engage practically and purposefully in the debate that affects HIS country.

    WHEN I WON MY SCHOLARSHIP I WAS NOT BONDED BUT I WORKED FOR 20 YEARS IN ANY CAPACITY WHERE I WAS INVITED——USUALLY ON ACTING ASSIGNMENTS WHERE OVERSEAS FOLK WERE APPOINTED AND DID NOT TURN UP TO DO THEIR CONTRACTED DUTY

    I DONT NOW HAVE TO engage practically and purposefully in the debate that affects HIS country.

    What country what?
    My country is described in Phil 3

    20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
    21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

    WUNNAH REALLY BELIEVE THAT ALL THE BS WUNNAH SPEW ON BU DAILY WILL CHANGE ANYTHING?

    WUNNAH REALLY BELIEVE THAT WUNNAH IS A THINK TANK?

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  55. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 6:42 PM #

    de ingrunt word
    thanks for your word study

    i consider this mocking
    Sadly, based on your remarks, particularly “WHY DIDNT THEY GIVE ME A JOB AT HC WHEN I APPLIED IN 98….WHY DIDNT THE BULLING MAN AT CAVE HILL FROM BRISTOL GIVE ME AJOB IN 82 WHN I APPLIED” I believe Donna’s amateur psychology is spot on.

    I would venture to suggest that it amazes us here on BU the level of pain, anger and distaste you retain from the ‘slights’ made towards you by your peers and others in BIM.

    It was always evident. I now understand the underlying basis.
    I MOCKED BACK BY SHOWING THAT THESE SLIGHTS MOVED M TO FURTHER GLORY

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  56. Hants October 29, 2015 at 7:22 PM #

    @ de ingrunt word wrote “Hants, you missed the point.”

    No I didn’t.

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  57. Donna October 29, 2015 at 7:28 PM #

    And with all the wonderful places you’ve seen and the interesting people you’ve met you find yourself here on BU with us swine.

    Where are those interesting people now? Have you chased them all away with your horrible attitude? You really have the emotional intelligence of an amoeba. That is really hard to accommodate.

    Imagine that if Jesus were to come now he would find you here on BU wasting precious time mocking us swine for acting piggish.

    But that’s what happens when one pays more attention to knowing ABOUT God than knowing God.

    By rehearsing every little slight rather than practising forgiveness as you have been instructed to do you have taken poison and waited for everyone else to die. Let it go! Get rid of the toxins and live! Don’t forget that God really does know what’s best for us! Lean not to your own understanding!

    But can the narcissistic GEORGIE PORGIE place GOD before his exalted self? Tune in next time when Georgie Porgie replys…………………………..

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  58. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 7:41 PM #

    re And with all the wonderful places you’ve seen and the interesting people you’ve met you find yourself here on BU with us swine.

    I SEE YOU ACKNOWLDGE YOUR PEDIGREE

    MOCKING MORONS WHO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD IS FUN WHEN YOU ARE RETIRED

    MOCKING BU MORONS IN THE RUM SHOP IS BARE FUN

    re You really have the emotional intelligence of an amoeba. That is really hard to accommodate.

    NO I RESERVE THIS BEHAVIOR FOR BU MOCKERS
    YOU BOUNCE I HOOK ITS SO SIMPLE

    stating facts and experiences in context IS NOT rehearsing every little slight

    What you dummies must learn is that YOU CAN NOT ADJUDICATE PROPERLY WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS
    You said the folk saw I was mentally unstable. hOW COULD THEY WHEN THEY NEVER MET ME?

    Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. JOHN 7:24

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  59. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 7:45 PM #

    BU IS PRIMARILY A PLACE WHERE SOME A WUNNAH COME TO DENIGRATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACHIEVeD TO QUOTE DEE WORD “POLY–MATHLY”

    BARE SPORT IN DE RUM SHOP

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  60. Donna October 29, 2015 at 7:58 PM #

    That was wonderful for them then, not meeting you I mean. You are a sad and sorry man. I pity you.

    PS. If they never met you maybe your presentation through your CV showed your narcissistic personality as your words on BU show your sorry state here.

    I’d rather be a HAPPY pig wallowing about in the mud than whatever it is that you think you are.

    Oink oink!

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  61. Mobert October 29, 2015 at 7:58 PM #

    ”http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/10/29/in-your-hands/”

    De Guvnor says that Bajans I charge of our own destiny?

    When things like Cahill contract happens against the will of most Barbadians???

    Alice In Wonderland comes to mind.

    Please, why did someone not tell us that we are at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party?

    SMH.

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  62. Mobert October 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM #

    Signing off, thinking about the state of the nation just makes me want to cry, honestly and seriously!

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  63. Donna October 29, 2015 at 8:03 PM #

    Georgie Porgie pudding and pie
    Swallowed the poison so others would die
    When his “enemies” didn’t die
    All Georgie Porgie could do was cry!

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  64. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 8:10 PM #

    Donna October 29, 2015 at 7:58 PM #
    That was wonderful for them then, not meeting you I mean. You are a sad and sorry man. I pity you. I AM NEITHER SORRY OR SAD

    PS. If they never met you maybe your presentation through your CV showed your narcissistic personality as your words on BU show your sorry state here.

    YES BUT I WENT SEVERAL PLACES AND GOT PAID MUCH BETTER WITH THE SAME CV THAT “Maybe your presentation through your CV showed your narcissistic personality”

    RE I’d rather be a HAPPY pig wallowing about in the mud than whatever it is that you think you are. Oink oink!
    a HAPPY PIG IS A PIG NEVERTHELESS

    DENIGRATE DENIGRATE WITHOUT FACTS THATS BU
    THE MORE YOU BOUNCE THE MORE I WILL HOOK while multitasking or poly mathing lol

    HOW CAN A SIMPLE CV SHOW narcissistic personality?
    I AM JUST A MOCKER OF BU MORONS who attack me

    I CAN GET THE HERD GOING ON BU ANY DAY ANYTIME LOL

    BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS

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  65. Donna October 29, 2015 at 8:50 PM #

    Regarding your CV- I don’t know how but I’m sure you’d have found a way to do it.

    Sorry about how you spend your years though.

    You keep boasting about your exploits and your life but it all seems to be over now, doesn’t it. Nothing left for you but to play with us pigs in the mud.

    I’m bored with you now. Out!

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  66. de Ingrunt Word October 29, 2015 at 9:04 PM #

    @Hants, my apologies. You made YOUR point.

    As you were referring to a point I had made I thought it was reasonable to point out that you did not align with what I was trying to convey.

    I did not realize you were making a new point. My bad!

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  67. Georgie Porgie October 29, 2015 at 9:21 PM #

    again
    re Sorry about how you spend your years though. I AM HAPPY ABOUT HOW I SPEND THEM …………………especially beating up on BU morons who like to twist my words

    You keep boasting about your exploits and your life but it all seems to be over now, doesn’t it.

    JUST SUPPOSE YOU ARE CORRECT IS IT NOT TRUE THAT SOLOMON SAID IN ECCLESIASTES THREE
    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
    2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
    3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
    4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
    5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
    6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
    7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
    8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

    RE Nothing left for you but to play with us pigs in the mud.

    EXACTLY AND MOCK YOU

    What you dummies must learn is that YOU CAN NOT ADJUDICATE PROPERLY WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS MURDAH

    Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. JOHN 7:24

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