Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Update from the Religion of Peace

The Taliban’s objective is to establish a state in Afghanistan (and the rest of the world in due course) where lives are lived exactly as they were in the “Prophet’s” time. No surprise then that beheadings are as common as snuff at a wake. Your Savant has just seen a video of one such beheading.

A continuous 2 1/2-minute shot shows the victim lying on his side on a patch of rubble-strewn ground. A man holds him by his beard while the executioner, wearing a camouflage military jacket and oversized white sneakers, cuts into the throat with a large knife. Blood spurts everywhere as other men and boys call out "Allahu akbar!" -- "God is great!". The film, overlain with jihadi songs, then shows the boy hacking and slashing at the man's neck until the head is severed, whereupon he hoists it in triumph by the hair.


‘So what’ you may well ask. This is what we've come to know and love about the Religion of Peace. But there’s a difference with this one. The executioner is so young, reputed to be 12, but he looks younger, that he’s little more than a child. What a lovely religion, and isn’t it wonderful to see it swamping our continent?


Picture shows the father of the victim displaying his photo.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

You couldn't make it up

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You might want to take a firm hold of something solid here as The Audacious Epigone brings us the following from Scotland:

PUPILS and teachers have been told by an official body not to stare at Muslims for fear of causing offence.A document intended to educate against religious intolerance and sectarianism urges teachers to “make pupils aware of the various forms of Islamophobia, ie stares, verbal abuse, physical abuse”.

The document states: “Some Muslims may choose to wear clothing or display their faith in a way that makes them visible. For example, women may be wearing a headscarf, and men might be wearing a skullcap. Staring or looking is a form of discrimination as it makes the other person feel uncomfortable, or as though they are not normal.”

How come we haven't thought of that in Ireland?

The end of jihad!


Monday, 23 April 2007

Update Sweden

Since your Savant’s shocking visit to Sweden recently I have taken a morbid interest in watching that formerly model society spiral toewards disaster, if only for the slim chance that Ireland might learn something from it. Given that the Swedish media are prohibited from reporting such matters I have found Fjordman in the Brussels Journal, an excellent source of unfiltered news.

He identifies Malmo as the worst part of the country, although personally I’d give Trelleborg that dubious accolade. A few items at random:

An Arab girl interviewed in Malmö said that she liked it there. It felt like an Arab city

Some schools there have as few as 5 percent ethnic Swedes in their classrooms.

A high school teacher in Malmö, Sweden, discovered that about a dozen Arab students were laughing and shouting "Allahu Akbar!" while watching a DVD of infidel (don’t forget, that’s us, folks) hostages being decapitated- but didn't think the incident was such a big deal.

At least 139 schools in Sweden suffered arson attacks during 2002 alone (Muslims don't like mixed education, see) . In Malmö three schools were put on fire during one night (see left). Björn Vinberg from the fire department in Kroksbäck in the Malmö area says it's humiliating and degrading to put out fires again and again in the same immigrant areas, with school kids laughing at them and lighting a new one just afterwards. His colleagues have been to the same place no fewer than twenty times, all totally unnecessary.

A man was attacked and nearly killed for the crime of wearing clothes with his own national flag while Sweden was participating in the World Cup. Sweden has the Christian cross in its flag, and apparently, some "Multicultural youths" found this to be an intolerable provocation.

Mohammed has now become the most common name for boys.

Some Swedes are starting to fight back, and mosques in the cities are being fire-bombed

Recent estimates indicate that the rapidly growing Muslim immigrant population will turn Malmö into a Muslim majority city within about ten years, helped by the fact that native Swedes are leaving the city in droves. Recognising such trends, Jens Orback, a Government Minister said ‘we must be open and tolerant towards Islam and Muslims because when we become a minority, they will be so towards us." Smart lad, is our Jens. Just like they’re tolerant to minorities in their own countries, right?

Former Swedish Prime Minister Gustav Carlsson has pointed out that the trend towards a Multicultural Europe is unstoppable; therefore, Islam must be recognized as a "domestic" European religion.


Lessons for Ireland, anyone?

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Happy Earth Day!


Who said...?
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"For every complex question there's an answer that is clear, simple --- and wrong"
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A: HL Menken

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Is Ireland a tax haven?


A certain Big Bill has commented on an earlier post to the effect that for Ireland “Things ‘took off’ when you decided to be the Tax Haven of the World and get on the EU dole Big Time. Since when does a nation that lives off the rest of the world's tax dollars get to whinge about how high its taxes are?”.

Now Bill, you strike the Savant as cranky – are you suffering from piles? However, you do raise an issue that has gained currency in many poorly-informed arenas. Is Ireland a tax haven? Well, my view is that a tax haven is characterized by having little or no indigenous earning capacity (industry, services), relying instead on a minimal tax regime to attract shelf companies which nominally/artificially conduct their business, with the added bonus of a ‘no questions asked’ approach to regulation. Locations such as the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, and Lichtenstein spring to mind, as well as Liberia and Panama for shipping.

Now Ireland does have low corporate taxes, mid-range personal taxes, and high indirect taxes such as VAT. Corporate income taxes account for 13 percent of all tax revenue in Ireland as compared to 6 percent in the U.S., 8 percent in the U.K., 7 percent in France, 3 percent in Ger­many.

Doesn’t sound like a tax haven to me, Bill.

If being a tax haven explains Ireland’s wealth (we’re now about fifth in the world in per capita GDP) why doesn’t every poor country do it? There must be another explanation. Could it be, as Bill mentions, the EU dole? Well, we’ve been in the EU since 1973, and most of the ‘dole’ came between then and the early nineties (we’re now in fact net contributors). Yet, we had a massive recession from the early eighties to the early nineties. Meanwhile, countries such as Greece and Portugal received as much as we did, yet never came close to emulating our achievement.


More Bill Bollocks.

Now let’s take another angle. Ireland’s home bred technology companies have achieved world-wide pre-eminence in their spheres. Here are some:


-> Trintech – e-payments
-> Baltimore – Public Key Infrastructure
-> Iona Technologies – Middleware
-> Riverdeep – e-learning
-> Aldiscon – telecoms
-> XSiL – Semiconductor laser micro-machining systems
-> Datalex – travel systems


And what about Ryanair (rotten bastards, I know), now carrying more passengers than any other European airline. Ireland also punches massively above its weight in terms of providing CEOs for MNCs, Peter Sutherland – BP, Goldman Sachs, Matt Barret – Barclays, Dave O’Reilly – Chevron, Gerry Robinson - Allied Domecq, Granada, Tony O’Reilly - Heinz.

And remember, Irish companies in the US have almost as many employees as US companies in Ireland. And all this, Big Bill - are you still with us Bill? - from a country of less than 4 million people.

The explanation for our success is for another day, and all of this isn’t to say it’s going to last. In fact your Savant believes we could be in deep shite fairly soon if a number of major issues aren’t addressed. But it does say that Bill is talking through his aching arse. Preparation H Bill, shrinks those piles in no time!

Saturday, 21 April 2007

Women's parking lot - Dublin


President Kumbiyah

Our esteemed President, (who has yet to thank me for the speech I wrote for her), was at her happy clappy kumbiyah best when visiting Ireland’s largest Muslim school in Dublin. This school incidentally, is fully financed by the Irish taxpayer. Couldn’t spend your money better, I say.

As well as the usual multicultural mumbo-jumbo (‘you’re wonderful ambassadors for Ireland and Islam’) the kids were treated to some side-splitting humour. Sample: On being told by a child that he was worried about his ‘wobbly teeth’, our Pres flashed back with that rapier with for which she isn’t famous ‘I love tooth stories – I married a dentist’. How they must have laughed – even now your Savant finds it difficult to keep a straight face.

I also found it difficult to keep a straight face when she lamented the fact that, for some people, Islam has a ‘bad image’. Now how could they have ever got that impression? Beats me. She then added that ‘Islam needs to be explained to modern Ireland’.

Well Mary, I dug you out of a hole with that speech I wrote, and now, in case you missed my earlier post, I’ll help you explain Islam. Here are a few of its strictures:

Spreading corruption – death (what'd Fianna Fail think of that?)

Sodomy – death (buried alive, in fact)

Fornication – perpetrators flogged with 100 lashes

Adultery - death

Apostasy – death. (i.e. – if an Irish Muslim converts to Christianity he must be killed under Sharia law)

Now Mary, if there's anyone left alive in the country after we introduce all of that - and remember, your new friends are obliged by the 'Prophet' to do just that - I'll be happy to help out again.

Friday, 20 April 2007

Bush supports the troops


Ray of hope?

Turkey and Pakistan, two influential Muslim states, have seen massive public demonstrations in recent days in which huge crowds protested that Islam was playing too big a role in public affairs. How about that! In Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, an estimated 100,000 people took to the streets Sunday to protest plans by an influential mosque to run a "Taliban-style" anti-vice campaign in the capital city of Islamabad. A day earlier, some 500,000 Turks staged a rally in Ankara urging Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a former Islamist and head of the moderate (mmm..) Muslim ruling party, not to run for president, traditionally a secular and nonpartisan post.



The twin rallies come at a time of intense debate over the ability of moderate Muslims across the Islamic world to challenge more radical, anti-Western voices. "This weekend, for the first time in a long time, we've seen people power in action on the streets in Turkey," said Zeyno Baran, director of the Center for Eurasian Policy at the Hudson Institute and a specialist on Turkish politics. Moderates in Turkey, an overwhelmingly Muslim country, had been "fairly passive" in the past in defending the country's institutions from religious forces, Ms. Baran said.


They have relied on the country's staunchly secular military to defend the secular character of the country's laws and leading institutions. While a number of leading Muslim figures have spoken out against Islamist militants and jihadist terror networks like al Qaeda, an extensive new study by the Rand Corp. released last month found that extremists have dominated the public debate in recent years. They're really on the ball, those Rand guys.


"By and large, radicals ... have been successful in intimidating, marginalizing or silencing moderate Muslims -- those who share the key dimensions of democratic culture -- to varying degrees," a truly dramatic finding. The Rand authors stated that radical forces not only use violence to cow more-moderate rivals, but they generally are better funded and organized, often with links to extremist forces in other Islamic countries. "This asymmetry in resources and organization explains why radicals, a small minority in almost all Muslim countries, have influence disproportionate to their numbers," the authors stated.



Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has tried to walk a fine line, backing the U.S.-led campaign to oust the fundamentalist Taliban regime in neighboring Afghanistan - now going down the tube, by the way - without cutting all ties to increasingly militant Islamic political forces at home. Sunday's rally, held in a southern political stronghold of the president, targeted a new campaign by a prominent mosque in Islamabad to set up a parallel court based on the Islamic Shariah legal code. Students from the mosque have been harassing owners of brothels and music shops in the capital.



Your Savant wishes the protestors well, needless to say. But equally, there's no such thing as a moderate Muslim. If he's moderate, and most of those professing to be Muslims are - then he's not following the orders of the "Prophet".

Monday, 16 April 2007

Brian Ferry likes Nazis

In his younger years your Savant had the unpleasure of preceding Brian Ferry/Roxy Music on stage. In a business suffused with ego and self-absorption, he took the biscuit. Preening, posturing, quivering, painted, bad-mannered and arrogant. No surprise he spawned such repulsive children (cf. Otis Ferry - who loves killing animals). Ferry affected upper-class mannerisms and always appeared in suit and tie, yet he emerged, troglodyte-like, from a coal-pit in Sunderland.

Anyway, it seems this diamond-quality arsehole has rightly fucked-up - there must be a god. In Germany he allowed that he thought the Nazis "just amazing" and admitted calling his recording studio the "Fuhrerbunker" - a title associated with Hitler's headquarters. He said: "My dear gentlemen, the Nazis knew how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves".

"Leni Riefenstahl's movies and Albert Speer's buildings and the mass parades and the flags - just amazing. Really beautiful," blurting out: "I call my studio in West London - no, I have to stop because you're German."

But when the term "fuhrerbunker" was suggested, he admitted: "You surprised me. Normally I always say to German journalists, 'My headquarters'. That is less shocking." The prick was later forced to "unreservedly" apologise after his comments provoked uproar, and steps are now being taken to cancel his forthcoming tour.

Lovely!

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Christ gets in shape for Second Coming

As my pious readers will be aware, the Second Coming of Christ is imminent. No smart alecs at the pack pointing out that it's been imminent for about the last 2000 years please. Anyway, your Savant isnow indebted to The Onion for the following update report - direct from Heaven!

HEAVEN—Emerging from a grueling 90 minutes of cardiovascular exercise and light lifting for tone, Son of God Jesus Christ said Monday that He is "definitely on track" to achieve peak fitness condition for the Second Coming. "If every eye is going to see Me, and all the tribes of earth are going to wail on account of Me, I think I owe it to them and to Myself to be in the best shape of My life," Christ said. "Right now I'm up to 35 minutes at seven [miles per hour] on the treadmill and benching about 165 [pounds]."

"I'm really starting to feel like I'll have the strength and endurance to move every mountain and island from its place," Christ added.

Since His birthday last Dec. 25, Christ has committed Himself to a demanding daily regimen of exercise and prophecy fulfillment. Each of His workouts, Christ said, starts with an hour of cardio, after which He focuses on two muscle groups, replacing conventional free weights with the Rod of Iron with which He intends to rule all nations.

On Mondays, Christ works His chest and biceps and completes three sets of 10 transfigurations. On Tuesdays, He switches to triceps and abdominals, and passes as many sets of Last Judgments as He can in a minute. Wednesdays are devoted to the back and legs, and Thursdays and Fridays are for core and flexibility.

Even Sabbaths are spent doing yoga, swimming, and basic strength-training isometrics such as push-ups, leg lifts, and chin-ups.

"There can be no day of rest," said Christ, His eyes filled with flaming fire. "Rest is for mortals."

The determined Savior has also forsworn His favorite high-calorie, high-carb foods such as fatted calf, loaves, and even His own body and blood, instead embracing muscle-building high-protein shakes and electrolyte-replacing sports drinks. And when temptation calls, Christ need only look at two pictures taped to His refrigerator: an icon of Himself prior to starting His regimen and a reproduction of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" fresco torn from a magazine.

Friday, 13 April 2007

Lost in translation

THE most senior Muslim cleric in Canberra has praised Islamic jihadists and called on God to grant “victory to mujahideen (Muslim holy warriors)” worldwide. Presumably this includes those bombing the UK and Spain. However, while Sheik Swaiti translated his sermon into English for non-Arabic-speaking members, the imam omitted the praise for Islamic jihadists in the English version. This is common practice everywhere, though you'll never learn that from the MSM.

However, as Rober Spencer asks “Why bother, Swaiti? All us English speakers know that jihad is just an inner spiritual struggle. That's what your coreligionists here in the U.S. tell us all the time. And they warn us that only wicked, wretched, frenziedly racist Islamophobes believe jihad has anything to do with warfare! So we know you meant that you hoped Allah granted victory to all the inner spiritual strugglers in "Palestine," and Chechnya and Kashmir and Afghanistan and Iraq -- right? Right?”

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Blair tells truth shock!

Tony Blair (seen here in George Bush poodle attire) yesterday forgot to take his diversity sensitivity pills and told the truth. What was this shocking aberation? Well, in a self-confessed ‘lurch into total frankness’ (has he been dabbling with Euan’s hash?) he explained that the spate of knife and gun murders in London was not being caused by poverty, but by a distinctive black culture.

Warming to his topic he added fuel to the PC fever swamps by adding that it was ‘not part of a general crime wave, but was specific to black youth’ before going over the edge with ‘people had to drop their political correctness and recognise that the violence would not be stopped by pretending it is not young black kids doing it”.

This stunning development caught the MSM by surprise – for a while. But in due course all the PC alarms in the country went off and he’s now fleeing for cover. Presumably his impending retirment has nothing to do with this sudden burst of frankness.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Irish Council of Imams

One Mr. Ali Selim, who rejoices in the title of secretary-general of the Irish Council of Imams has blessed us with his opinions in today’s media. Let’s imbibe them:

Ireland is rapidly becoming a multicultural society”. Yes it is, and will in due course spiral down to join the ranks of failed multicultural societies elsewhere.

They (young Muslims) are educated in a European system of education” To the extent that they are it’s entirely against the real objectives of the Imams, who want their young victims brainwashed with religious mumbo-jumbo.

People accuse Muslims of “not integrating and forming their own ghettos”. Now how in the name of goodness could ‘people’ have got that impression

“Muslims should oppose the shocking behaviour done in their name”. We bloody well KNOW they should Ali, but they don’t. And that’s the problem. Outrage piles on outrage without a peep from the Muslim world, then someone prints a cartoon of the “Prophet” and that whole world goes up in flames.

“Muslims here feel at home”. I’ll bet they do. Pity about Christians in Muslim lands though, where they risk life if they try to build a church

“The rapid rise in the Muslim population is a positive sign” Oh Jesus Christ!

The real situation

Now for the real situation. With some exceptions, the objectives of Muslim immigration and especially organisations like the Council of Imams are not benign. Your Savant directs you to an earlier post on this topic, but the following excerpt sums up the real agenda pretty well. This is from the Islamic Council of Europe in 1980
"Do not integrate. Rather, concentrate Muslim presence in a particular area until you are a majority in that area, so that the institutions of the local community come to reflect Islamic structures. The education system will be Islamic, the shops will serve only halal food, there will be no advertisements showing naked or semi-naked women, and so on."

Now, can anyone seriously deny that this has been happening everywhere in Europe?

This is why we’re now seeing increased demands for Muslim-only schools, which will grow bolder as the rapidly increasing Muslim population flexes its muscles. Remember, close to half of young Muslims here and in the UK want Sharia law applied. That’s young Muslims – the hope for the future. You know, the ones who’ve had the benefit of ‘European education’. Already Canada and Norway are under intense pressure to introduce elements of Sharia to their legal systems.

And what can we expect from Sharia?

Here are a few choice examples:

Spreading corruption – death



Sodomy – death (buried alive)

Fornication, Ireland’s favourite sport – perpetrators flogged with 100 lashes

Adultery - death (Iranian adulterer's untimely end seen opposite)

Blasphemy - death

Apostasy – death. (i.e. – if an Irish Muslim converts to Christianity he must be killed under Sharia law)

As they've grown in numbers, Muslims have made huge swathes of Europe ungovernable no-go areas, while several Dutch politicians are under 24 hour guard against Islamic extremists. Virtually every Muslim country is backward, corrupt and undemocratic.

We need to ask ourselves why this is so, and why we’re allowing this fifth column to establish itself here.

Monday, 9 April 2007

Touche

In Annapolis at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested to testify. He did so. At the end of his testimony, a right-wing senator said: "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man & a woman. What do you have to say about that?"

Raskin: "Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

The room erupted into applause.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Irish immigration update

Stupid Clever Man:

I like Garret FitzGerald, who is that rarity, a politician both honest and intelligent. Well, kind of intelligent anyway. This observation is based on the recent national census, which showed an immigrant population representing about 10% of the total. Garret based a full article on this, drawing a number of sweeping conclusions, not least of which was to the effect that the number of illegal immigrants is tiny.

Now let's think this through. You're an illegal immigrant, occupying a flat owned by a fellow illegal, or maybe some local 'entrepreneur'. As occupant of the flat you get a copy of the census form. Your first reaction surely will of course be, 'gee, must fill out this fully and truthfully'. So here are the entries:

Name: Ibrahim Al-Hakiri
Place of birth: Somalia
Date of birth: Unknown
Status: Illegal immigrant
Occupation: Drugs/arms dealer
Criminal convictions: Murder, robbery, rape, blackmail, tribal violence, burning churches, honour killings

You then of course ensure that the form is returned in line with regulations.

And it was on the basis of the low numbers of such forms that Garret derived his analysis. And to think he once lead the country.

Metro Eireann

A new dedicated magazine for immigrants marks our progress as a nation, and your Savant duly checked out a recent issue. Reasonably good articles, must say, even though, quelle surprise? it establishes that every immigrant is an unalloyed blessing to the country. No unseemly references to jails bulging with.... Anyway, I noted in passing advertisements from law firms offering advice on 'immigration rights' and thought that's just what we need, more lawyers. As if we didn't have enough of our own, we're now importing them to help illegals get around the law. All at taxpayers' expense, needless to say.

Also noted was a constant theme from the contributers, to the effect that we, inter alia, must provide better language training, must respect original cultures, must recruit more diversity specialists, must, must must. Excuse me - why the must? We are under no fucking obligation to do any of these things. None whatsover, despite what the immigration industry tells us.

And that is what's the most notable thing about the Metro. The obligation is thrown onto the native population for everything. It's we who must adapt, it's we who must integrate, it's we who must show respect. And needless to say, provide the resources (the mantra 'resources must be made available' is almost hard-coded into the print).

So we're set for a long ride. But remember, when the economy goes down, as it will soon, the productive immigrants (Eastern Europeans, Brits, Americans) will leave, and we'll be left with the dross, still reading the Metro.

Friday, 6 April 2007

You couldn't make it up

Some schools in the UK are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to "avoid offending Muslim pupils", a Government-backed study has revealed. It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.

There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.

It found some teachers are dropping courses covering the Holocaust at the earliest opportunity over fears Muslim pupils might express anti-Semitic and anti-Israel reactions in class.

Sunday, 1 April 2007

The Great Slavery Wheeze

Tony Blair is at it again, apologizing for just about everything he hasn’t been responsible for (e.g. the Irish Famine) and not apologising for the one thing he is responsible for – the carnage in Iraq. Slavery is now very much in vogue, and demands are growing for a formal apology form Britain, and only Britain, mind you.

This frenzy overlooks a number of important considerations:

Ø Slavery was abolished over 200 years ago

Ø It was the British who abolished it, and policed the high seas to enforce its abolition

Ø Africans themselves were the ultimate slavers, providing the booty to the traders

Ø Every other naval power engaged in slavery at some time or other

Ø Slavery was officially abolished in Saudi Arabia only 40 years ago, and in practice is still there

Ø De facto slavery in the form of indentured labour is widely prevalent in South Asia, especially in India

But such considerations miss the point. All demands for apologies, all of them, are merely a prelude to the attempted extraction of hard cash. Enter Dr Robert Beckford (pictured below with a few white flunkies....note their obsequious body language), who lectures in African diasporatic religions (bet he gets packed classes for that). Dr. Bob wants to wrap his manicured fingers around large – very large - dollops of cash from a guilty and credulous Western nation. His calculations are as follows:

£4 trillion for the lost earnings of slaves
  • £2.5 trillion for unjust enrichment of the British economy from profits of the sugar trade

  • £1 trillion for wrongful imprisonment
On what was this computation based? Well, er, we don’t know. But what we do know is that it equates to over £350,000 for every white family in the UK (illogical to make black families pay, in fairness). Maybe I’m wrong, but even given Britain’s self-flaggelating state I still don’t expect a rush of donors.

But hark! The plot thickens. Unlike Dr. Bob, your Savant has read The Economic History of Britain Since 1700, by Floud and McCloskey, accepted as being the definitive work on this subject. And I quote:

It was costing financial capital – Britain did indeed pay heavily in ‘subsidies’ to other European countries to induce them to give up or at least curtail their trade in slaves; somewhat less to numerous chiefs on the African coast for the same purpose; vast sums to its own slave-owners in the West Indies to purchase the freedom of their slaves in 1833; more again to meet the costs of maintaining a squadron on the coast of Africa.

It has been estimated that great as was the wealth generated by the slave trade in the half century before 1807, the costs of suppressing it added up to a similar sum:¹ “.. by any more reasonable assessment of profits and direct costs, the nineteenth-century costs of suppression were certainly bigger than the eighteenth-century benefits.”


SOOOOOO. What this means is that not only do Britons not owe slave descendants anything, in fact Britons are owed a substantial sum from all those West African states, now proudly independent, whose ancestors kept providing ‘manpower’ for the slave trade long after Britain banned it, and deployed her Navy to enforce the ban. And as we Irish were part of Britain at that time, we’re also owed our share!
I eagerly await my cheque.