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  • ross1948 00:53 on August 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Independence Day,   

    Happy Birthday, Indonesia! It’s Independence Day! 

    Years and years here, never bored, so much fun….


  • ross1948 08:37 on July 4, 2022 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Independence Day, July 4th   

    Many Happy Returns, America! 

    I could have headlined this..

    ‘Happy Birthday, USA’….or..

    ‘Happy Independence Day…’

    …for that’s what occasions this morning message, of course!

    But I chose my words carefully!

    Because, without addressing the merits or otherwise of that controversial court ruling…


    …it seems to have taken the USA towards a critical point in its history.

    Even those who hate the thought of a return to Americanism sense this.

    The question is no longer whether there will be a civil conflict in the United States. The question is how the sides will divide, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how those strengths and weaknesses will determine the outcome https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree

    The pinko creep who wrote that goes on to suggest that his side, the Enemy Within the USA, has a lot going for it…

    ….but his reasoning on that is as flawed as this cretinous comment he makes about ‘accelerating political violence, like the attack in Buffalo…’which

    Get this hogwash!

    increasingly blurs the line between the mainstream political conservative movement and outright murderous insanity


    The dork can make such an imbecilis stretch whilst NOT ONE WORD about the unblurred lines that connect the ‘mainstream’ left establishment….



    …and the red nazi Antifa…

    .and BLM hate-freaks..


    Protesters gather in front of a fire near the North police precinct during a protest against racial injustice and police brutality on Sept. 6, 2020 in Portland, Ore.

    If it comes to it, if the civil war, more likely fought politically than militarily, does occur, and Americanism wins, then returns might well be on the cards.

    A return to the decent values that prevailed in the 1950s…a return to the lovely country where people were proud to sing the anthem and salute the flag.

  • ross1948 10:06 on August 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Independence Day,   

    Hello Ukraine! Happy Independence Day! 

    I was only just told that today is Ukraine’s Independence Day, so….


    Vector illustration, greeting card, banner or poster Independence day of Ukraine. The watercolor frame is painted in blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag. A beautiful girl with flowers in her

    …having often written about that country….

    ‘Bitter Harvest – Red Evil Exposed- And A Lugenpresse Reminder! 

    Fighting The First And Worst Fake-News Fiend! 

    Pulitzer-Winning Lies | The Weekly Standard

    …I am duly offering felicitations

    • Stepan 13:26 on August 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you..
      Puiitzer is our enemy so we like it when friends remember us.


  • ross1948 07:06 on August 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Independence Day,   

    Good Morning, India! Happy Independence Day! 

    I seem recently to have had an upsurge in my Indian readership, possibly because of my support for India’s resistance to Red Chinese aggression.


    Solidarity with India!

    …and also perhaps to my expressions of solidarity with Indians squaring up to another evil force that is our common enemy.


    India Faces High-Level Sorosoid Threat! 

    So the least I can do is offer my best wishes to all my Indian readers on this…


    India Independence Day, 15 August 2019: Wishes, Messages, Quotes, Images, Facebook & Whatsapp status

    ….their Independence Day!

  • ross1948 19:27 on August 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Banner cross, , , Independence Day, , salib, Sectarian uptights   

    Indonesia – Fiery Fury Over Freedom Banners – But Good For Gus! 


    Sad to read in suara.com that a bunch of sectarian uptights are up in arms about a banner celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day, which falls next Monday…


    The Karanganyar Islamic Ummah Alliance (AUIK) protested the installation of a banner for the 75th Indonesian Independence Day in Karanganyar, Central Java. The banner, designed by the central government, is claimed to resemble the symbol of a cross.


    Oh, here we go again.



    If you look for problems, in almost any context, you’re pretty sure to find them.

    These sectarian uptight outfits are inexplicably described here in Jakarta media as ormas, ‘community organisations!’

    I was downtown this week, and identical banners are all over the place.

    They are approved by the government of President Jokowi, who is of course Muslim, as are 90% of Indonesians, and Jakartans.


    Some of the banners are big, hung vertically, others are smaller, hung horizontally.

    None of the many people going about their business in town seemed in any way bothered by the design.

    on the left side of the banner is the number 75 which indicates the age of Indonesian independence….on the right side of the banner, you can see a pattern of blocks that are claimed to resemble the symbol of a cross….

    Yes, if you look hard enough and long enough and with enough determination to be offended!

    Representatives from AUIK came to the Karanganyar Regional Secretariat office to voice the protest. They insisted that the banner be removed and the design changed.

    Incredibly, according to the report, the banner has been taken down by the local government…



    And what must President Jokowi think when he hears that!

    Again, according to suara.com… the logo is the official logo used for all banners celebrating the 75th Indonesian Independence Day…


    inspired by the shield symbol in the emblem of Garuda Indonesia.

    Looks good to me.

    But then, although I have many demerits, I am not cross-eyed!

    I was all set to publish this when I spotted a welcome intervention from GP Ansor, one of Indonesia’s rational Muslim organisations. Their chairman, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, known as Gus, who is also a parliamentarian, has asked the obvious question.


    Menakar Kapasitas Yaqut Cholil Qoumas sebagai Menteri

    Yaqut Cholil Qoumas

    Why are we in such a fuss about stuff that has no real substance?

     He recognises that, with the archipelago in the grip of a deadly virus, leaders both political and religious, must surely have more serious priorities, rather than whining about a design which is to be seen everywhere this week and about which only the usual suspects are gibbering.

    GP Ansor is the youth section of Banser, the security wing of the largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia.

    It has often been a source of informed and sensible comment, and action, here.   

    Good for Gresik! East Java Youth Rejects Hizbut Hate-Gang! 

    • Jim Ex Jakarta 19:50 on August 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It sounds like not much has changed.


  • ross1948 00:03 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Independence Day   

    Merdeka! Happy Indonesian Independence Day! 

    Inline image


    May everyone in Indonesia enjoy a happy holiday.

    No more posts till Saturday tomorrow.

    A real day off!

    • Wisnu 03:06 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Terima kasih, Pak!


    • Putri 05:10 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thankyou, Pak Ross.
      I hope we have a wonderful day.


    • Santi 07:50 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you very much, Ross.


    • Astuti 08:32 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good morning, Ross.
      I think you were sleeping when the ceremonies held today but now you will be awake, yes?
      Thank you very much for you Merdeka!


    • Intan 09:12 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Makasih, Mister Ross!
      Not only for your anniversary greeting but for your all year round caring for our country.


    • Kezia 12:50 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You have a good day too, Ross.
      Thank you so much.


    • Euis Y 13:34 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I do not comment very much but still read you every day if I have time, Ross.
      Thank you for your greetings today and for all you do.


    • Tyas 16:29 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      So beautiful a bright day in here in Jakarta for our Independence Day and so I say thank you for your kind wish. I hope you have had a bright day too.


    • Budi N 20:47 on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, sir.
      Now the flag is down at the palace ceremony and the sun down and we still have weekend for relaxing.
      Goodnight and have nice Saturday and Sunday.


  • ross1948 00:01 on August 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Independence Day,   

    Happy Birthday, Indonesia – 17th August, Hari Kemerdekaan! 

    It’s Indonesia’s Independence Day!


    Hasil gambar untuk hari merdeka


    So a birthday wish is in order. Mine would be for…



    No, let’s not be selfish!

    What do YOU hope for Indonesia as you wake up this morning?



    • Kezia 16:30 on August 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Terima kasih,Ross.
      I hope for Ahok to get president pardon and be home soon.


    • Santi 16:58 on August 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Terimakasih banyak, Ross, so nice day today relaxed with many friends.
      My hope is you have a nice day today and everyday.


  • ross1948 08:08 on August 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 17th August, , Independence Day,   

    Happy Birthday Indonesia! 

    • santi 09:34 on August 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Good morning Ross.
      Thank you for lovely greetings. I hope you did enjoy the holiday


    • Siti 10:10 on August 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Terima kasih banyak. thank you so much.
      Now I am back to work, wish it is still holiday.


  • ross1948 11:25 on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Independence Day, Keith Vaz MP,   

    Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! Merdeka Britannia! 

    The BBC just called it half an hour ago, but I wasn’t ready to hit the ‘publish’ button instantly…


    …I never trust the BBC!

    It’s not yet noon here, but seems like it’s been a long day.

    Despite myself – hyper, I think is the ungrammatical word – I slept like a log till 9am Jakarta-time, worn out, not by physical toil but by emotional exhaustion, all those weeks of service in the cause of self-determination.

    My headline?

    I often post views on religious liberty, but am hardly what you’d call a ‘religious’ sort of person. I just think folks should be free. 

    However, today the lyrics of an old hymn keep flitting around my modest home.

    Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!


    Merdeka is the Indonesian word for INDEPENDENCE.

    The people here rejoice every year on August 17th, their Independence Day …


    Now everyone in the UK can too, every 23rd June.

    For years, Brits have been subjected to  the condescending arrogance of the rotten elites, the banksters, the bought-and-paid-for BBC…


    BBC EU flag


    …and the political establishment, the base cabal that Camoron assembled to ram his treason tripe down the throats of the British people, that campaign of fear and smear which debased the currency of  political discourse.




    Oh no, you’re not!


    One of that clique, Labour’s Keith Vaz, has just appeared on my screen in near-lachrymose mode ( I’m not entirely dry-eyed myself!) lamenting that the people have spurned the views of the ‘experts.’

    Get stuffed, mate.

    The PEOPLE have won!


    • Pamela 11:36 on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Praise God, of course, but lots of praise for all the campaigners. And for you, Ross, because you’ve put in so much effort from so far away.
      I too am exhausted, ready to drop, asleep on my feet, but I raise a glass to you and everyone else who helped get our country back!


    • Vojo 11:39 on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations, Ross, and all other British leavers! Now the real fun will begin, the aftermath.


    • Billy King 11:45 on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Great stuff, my friend! I’m away to my bed now, but be celebrating later.
      That wee Dimbleby man on the BBC is just after saying we arent out at all, it was only an ADVISORY referendum.
      Let them ignore our ADVICE at their peril.
      WE WON.
      From all your Ulster friends, thanks a million for all you did to help us get this result.


    • Penny 11:47 on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Ross, I’ve never been so tired and almost never been so happy!
      Go OUT and have yourself a drink. You earned it.


    • Hilary-Not-Clinton 11:53 on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Time to organise another ‘Festival of Britain’ like the one I missed in 1951 (because i wasn’t born then)
      And we might soon get another reason to celebrate, if that traitor Cameron quits.


    • Griff G 11:58 on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      As an American, it was not for me to interfere and I wish that turncoat in the White House had taken the same view.
      This is a defeat for Obama as it is for his friend Cameron.
      Next month we are having our Independence Day so enjoy yours today.


  • ross1948 00:09 on December 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cuties, Independence Day,   

    Calling All Kenyans – Happy Independence Day! 

    Good morning, Kenya!

    • And here are some Kenyan cuties that make it a pleasure to wish their country a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


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