Friday, October 31, 2014

VOTING ADVICE FROM OUTLAW MIKE.

Last time I checked, the US of A was still somewhat a relatively free country, so I am not telling Americanos that they MUST vote for Republicans, like the guy below. Do what you want.




However, in my not so humble opinion it is better to vote for Republicans, because where Democrats are socialists pur sang, at least Republicans are reluctant socialists. It is always better to choose the lesser of two evils.


Just sayin'...


MFBB.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SOME SOUND ADVICE FOR THE GOP.

First Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., over at Townhall:


"With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, candidates around the country are scrambling to make their case to voters. Republicans—whose brand has been weakening for at least a decade—are hoping to make big gains, particularly in the Senate. Polls indicate that many races are still tight, so the outcome is far from certain.
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The conventional wisdom regarding what the GOP must do to repair its image—and eventually win on the national level again—has included two basic pieces of advice. The first is to reach out to younger voters, women and ethnic minorities, mainly blacks and Latinos. The second is to downplay the issues of marriage and the sanctity of life, and it’s no secret that the socially liberal Republican leaders would like to get rid of those issues altogether. These two ideas are typically cast as the GOP’s only realistic path forward.

What too many political consultants fail to understand, however, is that the marriage and life planks of the GOP platform hold the key to any hope they have of building a more diverse coalition. Unfortunately, many powerful party decision-makers seem to get their information about women and minorities from media stereotypes, assuming they all favor a socially liberal agenda. If they bothered to look at widely available data, they would realize that women are evenly split on the issue of abortion, younger voters are increasingly pro-life, and blacks and Latinos are far more religiously devoted and family oriented than the rest of the country...."




Then Carol Brown, who has a must-read on American Thinker:


"Democrats are compassionate people who want to help others. Republicans are greedy rich people who care only about themselves. When I was a liberal, those were my impressions.

Having transitioned from left to right over the past seven years, those long-held beliefs changed dramatically. No thanks to the GOP. The party appears unable or unwilling to articulate a compelling message, which leaves one wondering what they stand for.

Thomas Sowell has addressed this problem many times. In August, he wrote:

One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. But, for Republicans, we have to guess.

Last year he wrote:

You might think that the stakes are high enough for Republicans to put in some serious time trying to clarify their message.

As the great economist Alfred Marshall once said, facts do not speak for themselves. If we are waiting for the Republicans to do the speaking, the country is in big trouble.

Democrats, by contrast, are all talk. They could sell refrigerators to Eskimos before Republicans could sell them blankets.

The prior year Sowell wrote (here and here):

…the Republicans' greatest failure has been precisely their chronic failure to spell out their principles…. (snip)

…The net result is that articulate Democrats can get away with the biggest lies, without any serious rebuttal from most Republicans. (snip)

But so long as Republicans don't seem to feel any urgency about refuting the Democrats' claim that they just want to help the rich at the expense of the poor, they are courting defeat on election day. Why lose to a lie because you didn't bother to explain the truth?

So what’s the deal?

Is the GOP devoid of principles? Do they have principles but no interest in spelling them out in plain language? Do they think they’re doing a good job and there’s no need to address their messaging problem?

My guess is it’s a combination of all of the above. As far as I can tell, the GOP has become increasingly watered down over the years, straying further and further from values that once made the party strong. I mean, my goodness, they hardly even talk about national security any more -- an area where they once distinguished themselves.

I also think the power brokers in the party are suffering from a chronic case of arrogance. As a result, they’ve lost touch with how their message does or doesn’t resonate with people, or whether they even need to bother assessing if the message is getting through. Or more fundamentally, what the message is. Which circles back to: What are their principles?

So what are we left with? The predictable and rarely explained mantra of “lower taxes” and “smaller government.”

To say this message is inadequate would be inadequate.

First of all, these two talking points don’t resonate with millions of Americans, in part, because the GOP does not spell out how or why these ideas are right for America. They do not point out historical patterns that prove time and again that bigger government has never benefited the citizenry. Worse, how bigger government turns into tyranny.

Second, and more importantly, “lower taxes” and “smaller government” are not core principles. The core principle is freedom. And that is what we need to be talking about. Instead, the Republican Party rambles on incoherently while the Democrats put their values on full display -- touting all the ways they want to help people. Their misguided ideas typically go unchallenged by the GOP."



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Got that, all you half-assed Republican bozos from Boehner over Christie and Cantor to Priebus?

If Republicans fail to win big, let alone win, they will only have themselves to blame.


MFBB.

Monday, October 27, 2014

MONDAY NIGHT ART SNACK: JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS.

As per usual not much time left, gotta go to sleep, below three works by John Everett Millais. The first one is Chill October.


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Life can be a wonderful kaleidoscope of experiences and impressions - if you are willing to give fate, coincidence, providence, whatever, if you are willing to give all that a hand. If you prefer to spend your holidays sitting on your butt on some f*cking Costa del Sol beach your chances of encountering something new, tintillating stuff are somewhat limited. Though granted, you've got more chance to come across bikinis.

Two years ago we spent part of our holiday in the Lake District. In Coniston, to be precise, nestled cosily between the western shore of Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston, 803m high. Beautiful place btw. We rented a cottage higher up in the village, so that we had a nice view over Coniston but one over the lake as well. As it happened we could spot a remarkable country house across Coniston Water. It happened to be Brantwood, final residence of the famous Victorian art critic John Ruskin.

God, so little time left.

Anyway, Ruskin did much to launch a new art movement which principally manifested itself in paintings, the Pre-Raphaelites. The foremost individual among them was John Everett Millais. Ruskin asked Millais to accompany him and his wife Effie, née Gray, to Scotland to make a painting of him - it's the one at the bottom. Millais did several sketches and paintings of Effie, and of course they fell in love with each other. The romance was helped in no small part by the fact that John and Effie's marriage was an unlucky one - after six years as man and woman, she was still a virgin.


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Anyway, Effie left Ruskin and was soon married to the artist. Ruskin would go on to become the foremost art critic of the Victorian Era and a distinguished Professor at Slade. She would become Millais's foremost champion and muse. Devoted to the young painter, she would eventually give him eight children. John Everett was warmly welcomed in the Gray family as well, and one of Effie's sisters in particular, Sophy Gray, features prominently in several of Millais' paintings. In the one above, Autumn Leaves, she's the tallest girl in black. There's a lot to be said and interpreted about this wonderful work, but like I said, no time remember?


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And here's Millais' famous painting of Ruskin himself.

Check out the story of these people - there's a lot to be discovered and you won't be disappointed.

Nite. And remember the Dead White Males.



MFBB.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BELGIAN F-16'S TO STAY IN JORDAN UNTIL 31 DECEMBER.

The Belgian F-16 detachment will stay in Jordan till the end of the year, Belgium's new center-right government under PM Charles Michel (MR) has decided last Thursday, October 24. One month ago, the Belgian Parliament gave the green light to PM Di Rupo's caretaker government's proposal to deploy the detachment over Iraq against ISIS, from a Jordanian base. At the time, a period of only one month was agreed upon, although then already it was virtually certain the planes would stay in Jordan longer. The new defence cabinet under Minister Vandeput [Pieter De Crem's successor - MFBB] communicated only the following short message: "the federal government's decision is that the mission of the F-16 detachment with six jets and 120 ground personnel will be extended till December 31'.

After the initial release of a video showing the destruction of an ISIS target, the Belgian MoD has released basically no information, except for Friday 24, when the destruction of two ISIS targets was confirmed. Earlier this week, probably on Thursday, another target was destroyed. Via HLN Online:


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The article mentions that a successful attack [this was during the night of Thursday to Friday - MFBB] was conducted, "without collateral damage", but gives very few details. The MoD spokeswoman is quoted as saying that "since the arrival of the detachment in Jordan more than 25 mission have been flown" and "five targets have been destroyed with great precision".

Some snapshots of our jets in Jordan (photos via Belgian MoD):


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Well-spent tax euros for a change.



MFBB.


HILLARY CLINTON: "BUSINESSES DON'T CREATE JOBS". SAY AGAIN, MARXIST CUNT??!?

If you do have a tiny sliver of common sense left but for some reason (you might have vacationed on Pitcairn the last decade e.g.) still thought, up to this point, that Hillary Clinton might make a good president, well, she just handed you the argument she can never be, and she SHOULD NEVER BE.


Via Fox News and The Washington Free Beacon:






"At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement.

Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.”

She went on to state that businesses and corporations are not the job creators of America. “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” the former Secretary of State said.

Clinton’s comment will likely be used frequently to attack her as another big-government Democrat. She is seen by many as already running for president in 2016."



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I am a small business owner, nothing special, very modest, I just employ 4 people myself not included, yearly turnover slightly over 1 million dollars. Even so, I'm CRUSHED, almost literally crushed, under the weight of social security contributions and regulations. Government did not create these 4 jobs. I DID IT. I did, not thanks to government as this ugly bitch tries to imply, but DESPITE government, and I am still willing to go on and hire people IF the entrepreneurial climate in al-Belgistan gets a little bit better. And then to hear that marxist CUNT boast that "we", the businesses, DO NOT CREATE JOBS? You, you, you godforsaken vulgar incompetent corrupt POS , I'm ruining my health just to keep the company afloat, as I am convinced that millions of business owners and entrepreneurs do also, on a daily basis, in the United States and elsewhere!


Barack Obamba has been an unmitigated disaster. Letting Hillary take over the helm as POTUS in 2016 would utterly DESTROY America.


MFBB.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT HOUSE OF LOVE, RUSH.

Hi everybody. For this weekend's Saturday Night Outlaw Mike has selected a.) Shine On, from House of Love.




Alternative rock band from London around Guy Chadwick. This hit was originally released in 87. I remember it well from my MTV looking days.



and b.) Where's my thing, a 1991 instrumental by Rush:




If you don't like Geddy Lee's voice, you have no excuse now. From the album Roll the Bones.


Slaap wel dames en heren.



MFBB.

RECOMMENDED READS: "THE LEFT AND THE DISTORTION OF HISTORY" BY JOHN L. HANCOCK.

John Hancock has a great piece over at American Thinker:


"In the fall of 1991, the relatively small and quiet university of Alfred University in New York State was engrossed in controversy. Indignant professors led students in protests, heated debates raged throughout the divided campus, editorials filled the school and local papers. At the heart of the controversy was the newly-installed statue of King Alfred, the medieval English monarch after whom the town and school was named. Ten years prior, when the monument was commissioned, no one could foresee the controversy it would eventually cause. Yet, its placement offended the sensibilities of the university's history professors.

By the strong and negative reaction one would think that Alfred must have been a tyrant, an oppressor of his people, a man deserving of the title Alfred the Terrible. Surprisingly, it is the opposite that that is true.

From 871 to 899, Alfred was the King of Wessex, one of the four kingdoms that would eventually become England. During his reign he revived the tradition of learning that had died with the fall of the Roman Empire. He required all of his nobles be literate and increased their education by translating the great Latin texts into English. Additionally, he has the honor of being the first king in English history to write a book, preceding King James by eight centuries. Thus, he is known as the "education king."


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King Alfred the Great


More significantly, for the first time, English law would be written and would establish the tradition of England being a land 'ruled by laws' rather than by the whims of powerful men. Within these laws we find the genesis the principles of due process, trial by jury, and respect for the individual; no matter how lowly. His laws protected the commoner from arbitrary and excessive punishment. Even slaves were protected by his laws. There were limits on the number of hours they could be forced to work and were granted 37 work-free holidays per year. Furthermore, the slaves were allowed to work on their own behalf and retain all proceeds from their endeavors. Through the church, Alfred created a system that fed the poor and provided them with medical care.

For the 9th century, Alfred was a very enlightened king who was loved by his people and for this reason he is the only king in English history to be bestowed the moniker "the Great." Alfred the Great, the father of England and education king.

So why would the history professors be opposed to a memorial to this great proponent of education?

The truth is that the opposition to Alfred had more to do with what he symbolizes rather than actual history. Linda Mitchell, who specializes in Medieval history, was one of the protesting professors. As she explained in a New York Times interview, Alfred "is not a good logo to promote a modern university because virtually any historical figure who had any social or political influence is undoubtedly going to be a D.W.E.M. -- dead white European male," she said, "it would be foolish to choose a symbol so exclusive and effective in emphasizing the straight white male power structure of history."

For Alfred, being a DWEM (Dead White European Male) means that his great achievements are to be ignored because they do not fit into the ideologically-driven, anti-Western civilization, revisionist history that is currently being taught in schools."



It is the legions of types such as "Professor" Linda Mitchell we have to thank for creating a yawning gap in our young peoples' inner self. Where instead of that gap there ought to be justified pride for the accomplishments of worthier predecessors in creating, even though it is imperfect, the most humane and successful societal model on the planet, there is instead doubt and loathing of the own identity and culture.

And among the seedier things you get are youngsters like Martin Couture-Rouleau or Bowe Bergdahl. Gee, THANKS A LOT Prof Mitchell. It is clear the ISIS flag was a cooler logo to them than King Alfred's statue, is it not, STUPID CUNT?


MFBB.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MEET JONATHAN DACH, OBAMA POLICY ADVISOR ON GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES. DOES COLOMBIAN HOOKERS DURING WORKING HOURS ON US TAXPAYER'S DIME.

Amid the whirlwind of scandals so typical for the Obamba Administration, this is one that caught my eye in particular. The Great Mark Steyn poignantly hammers the message down that US citizens' tax dollars never sleep:



"The Obama Administration operates on the sound principle that, if you're going to have a scandal, it's best to have dozens of them and then no one can keep up, and none of them becomes large enough to matter.

In this case, Jonathan Dach is the son of an influential Obama donor and Walmart lobbyist with ties to the First Lady's "healthy eating initiative". Two years ago, Dach Jnr was part of the White House advance team dispatched to Cartagena ahead of the President's visit. The evidence from the hotel register conclusively proves that he had a prostitute in his room. But the White House hushed it up, on the grounds that he did not actually bill US taxpayers for his hooker. How did that happen? Well:

Dach "was not charged for additional guest as a benefit of Hilton Honor Member."


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So under the Hilton Honors program the first hooker stays for free. Who knew? Did young Jonathan Dach only have all those points on his Hilton card because he was doing so much presidential travel? In which case, his complimentary hooker was in a sense a perk of office.

Anyway, when he paid off the prostitute and came back from Colombia, Jonathan Dach was given a job at the White House "working on Global Women's Issues". In Cartagena, he was working on Global Women. Now he's working on Global Women's Issues. Ah, well. There's no real need for US officials to travel to Latin America, is there? We're trending quite Latin-American enough in Washington: The Democrats and media have trained the public to accept a certain level of government corruption as perfectly routine, no matter how absurd and obvious it is.

I think it's worth keeping an eye on the big picture here. First, as I wrote two-and-a-half years ago, there was no reason for Mr Dach or any of the other at least two dozen federal johns to be in Cartagena at all: They were cavorting with prostitutes all night long because there was nothing for them to do:

What we know so far is this: All eleven Secret Service men and all ten U.S. military personnel staying at the Hotel Caribe are alleged to have had "escorts" in their rooms that night. All of them. The entire team.

Twenty-one U.S. public servants. Twenty-one Colombian whores. Unless a couple of the senior guys splashed out for the two-girl special...

Why were 21 officials of the United States government able to enjoy a night of pleasure with 21 prostitutes..? The answer isn't difficult. Indeed, one retired agent spelled it out: "They just didn't have anything to do."

So they did Dania Suarez and her friends instead.

The 21 dedicated public servants jetted in on the so-called car-planes, the big transports flying in the tinted-windowed black Suburbans for the presidential motorcade. The "car-plane" guys show up a few days in advance, but usually two weeks or so after the really advanced advance team has hit the ground. And there was nothing for them to do. There is no reason for them to be there.

And now we know that the presidential-entourage hooker culture isn't confined to the agents but extends to the dweeby wonk aides as well.

So the obvious solution would be to lower the number of presidential flunkeys. Which is a standing joke at global summits - that the US President has to be accompanied by more hangers-on than all the other presidents and prime ministers put together. They're not there to do their duty, they're there to do the local booty.

In 2012, when I wrote about this incident, I quoted Congressman Peter King:

It was totally wrong to take a foreign national back to a hotel when the president is about to arrive.

And, after spraying coffee all over my desk, I commented:

It's wrong to take a "foreign national" up to the room, but it would have been okay if she'd been from Des Moines? We're all in favor of outsourcing, but in compliance with Section 27(e)viii of the PATRIOT Act this is the one job Americans will do?

The problem isn't that they're foreign nationals, it's that they're prostitutes. Nevertheless, a new regulation was subsequently introduced forbidding Secret Service agents to have foreigners in their hotel rooms. So at, say, last year's G7 summit in Northern Ireland, it would have been a firing offense for the Presidential advance team to invite the local MI5 guys to their suite to liaise on security, but if they'd flown in a dominatrix from Tuscaloosa, no problem.

As I said, I wrote about all this two years ago. Since then, we've had the Mandela funeral fiasco, where America's money-no-object security entourage stuck the President on stage two feet from an "interpreter" who turned out to be a violent, convicted criminal who'd been part of a "necklacing" gang. In the last few weeks, we've had a knife-toting intruder jump the White House fence, a gun-toting felon in the elevator with the President... There have been apparently more than a thousand security breaches in the last five years. And all for the perfectly obvious reason that, when it comes to security, more equals worse.

The federal motorcade hooker-culture is a symbol of government decadence, and a potentially catastrophic loss of government integrity.The Queen is safer with one car in front and one behind than the President is with a 40-car motorcade of expense-finaglers wondering if their Hilton Honors card will cover the two-girl special."




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Jonathan Dach's "business" card. Global women's issues are in the best of hands. Especially their tits and asses.


Though I must admit, I'm kinda having trouble seeing this dork doing a hot-blooded Colombian hooker. He rather strikes me as an overripe choirboy who, even with a GPS system and roadblocks, would have trouble finding his penis.



Oh well. Just so you know. And over here in Belgistan? Have we heard about Dach's exploits yet?

To ask the question is to answer it.

Over and out from my bunker,



MFBB.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MUSLIM CONVERT MARTIN "AHMAD" ROULEAU KILLS CANADIAN SOLDIER PATRICE VINCENT; BELGIAN NEWSPAPER DE STANDAARD SEES NO LINK WITH ISLAM.

I guess we have all heard about the nutcase in Quebec who tried to run over two soldiers and managed to wound both, one of them with life-threatening injuries (update: unfortunately the latter, a distinguished 53-year old trooper named Patrice Vincent, succumbed to his injuries. RIP)

This is how Reuters reported on it Monday morning:


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"A Canadian man who was killed by police after trying to run over two soldiers in Quebec 'had become radicalized', the government said after the first such incident since the country joined the fight against Islamic State militants.

The Canadian government did not specify what it meant by radicalised but in the past has used the term to refer to Canadians who become supporters of militant Islamic groups..."



At least the Reuters blokes had the decency to leave open the slight possibility that the would-be killer was, uh, had become, erm, a fohollower of the, umm, prophet.


And now for the coverage provided to the good citizens of the State of Belgium by our self-proclaimed 'quality newspaper' De Standaard:


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"RADICALISED MAN RUNS OVER TWO SOLDIERS IN CANADA.

In Canada police has killed a man who earlier had run over two soldiers. The incident took place in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec. The perpetrator would be a radicalised man. One of the soldiers was wounded very badly, the other one received only light injuries..."



It's unbelievable (or, actually not), but De Standaard manages to COMPLETELY OMIT any reference to the Religion of Peace. Jihad, muslim, islamic? Dude, where's my adjective? A radicalized man? Golly, radicalized how? Prolly an archconservative rightwinger, a devout catholic, a Canadian teabagger version. Must be.

Don't believe me? I just checked out the page in question on De Standaard Online, and at the time of writing it's October 22, almost 1am in the morning. Nossir, still no JIM acronym:

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One actually has to wonder, what a complete clusterfuck your brains have to be to be functioning at De Standaard's editorial staff? EACH AND EVERY DAY brings us more news about the appalling nature of the wicked moon cult known as 'islam', the brain'child' - make that brainmonster - of a leering, illiterate, murderous pervert. Each day brings more evidence of what islam is capable of once it gets hold of, and/or dictates, a man or woman's worldview. And yet the editors and columnists at De Standaard stubbornly keep insisting, even with the facts whizzing about their heads and ears, that islam has nothing to do with the steadily growing torrent of information that points in exactly the opposite direction: pure unadulterated islam is the motor behind the terror.

But NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!! The Vision of the Sophisticates shall prevail!

So, no mention of islam in the above article. The man was just.... "radicalized", you know. Happens all the time. No big deal.

Like I said, it's late, or rather very early, but still I'm going to do the job the De Standaard's editors are supposed to do - provide decent information. Got that, you assholes? Doing YOUR WORK for you again, and for free! Well, it did not take me long to fetch some data re the killer's identity and motives. His name is - was, the fucker's a goner - Martin Couture Rouleau, a 25-year old divorced loser with issues with his ex-wife and child. He converted to islam in early 2013 and changed his name to Martin Ahmad Rouleau, a name he also used on an Islamic-themed Facebook page featuring a plethora of Quranic verses. His Twitter profile under the name @AhmadRouleau sports the ISIS flag. A comment he left on Time Online last May reads: "Islam is the only true religion. Anyone who want scientific proof of God that your terrorist Zionism Rothschild media hide, contact me or add me if you re open minded...”

He had also grown a beard and had started wearing a turban:


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But, NONE OF THAT qualifies for linking islam with Martin Ahmad's Rouleaus actions on Monday.


At least, according to Quality Newspaper De Standaard.



MFBB.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A DAY OUT IN THE HIGH FENS.

The day was excellent, and I figured it might be one of the last good ones this autumn, so me and my daughter off to the High Fens, Belgium's 'roof'. The High Fens is a wet moorland plateau characterised by raised bogs, peat moss, and forest, roughly between Eupen in the north, Monschau in the east, Spa in the west and Malmédy in the south. I wrote 'roof' because it's Belgium's highest area, averaging between 650 and 690 metres. The highest point is at Signal de Botrange, 694m, although a joker of an army officer, a certain Colonel Baltia, had about one century ago a small 6m high tower built on this spot so that Belgium would reach up to 700m.

Regardless, it's an beautiful place, as desolate as can be in a small country like Belgium. Since it has a subalpine climate with strong winds and severe, occasionally subarctic winters (lowest recorded temperature - 23.6°C in 1942), it's not populated and has never been. Here are a couple of pics of the Brackvenn, where we walked this afternoon. The Brackvenn is situated in the northeastern corner of the High Fens, straddling the N67, the road linking Eupen and the German town of Monschau, just across the border. The most beautiful part of the Brackvenn is the one to the south of the N67, imho:


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Nite,



MFBB.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL SCUM BRUTALLY TORTUE, MURDER CITIZEN JOURNALIST DR. MARIA DEL ROSARIO FUENTES RUBIO.

Sorry, no Saturday Night music this time. OK, I began with it - and intend to go on with it - to end the week on a lighter note after another ~6 days of mostly sobering, if not frightening news.

But cases like the brutal murder of Dr. Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio leave me so stricken with horror and pity that the lighter notes seem inappropriate.

Over at Townhall, Katie Pavlich has the goods:


"Mexico is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to operate, beating out Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous parts of the world according to the International Press Institute.

Earlier this week citizen journalist Maria Del Rosario was kidnapped, tortured and killed. She had been working anonymously in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico to expose cartel activity. Thursday morning her social media account was taken over by her killers who announced her death and sent tweets warning other citizen journalists to back off on cartel reporting. Ildefonso Ortiz has the story:

- Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the passing of Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, a Reynosa doctor better known by her Twitter handle @Miut3.

- Law enforcement sources in Tamaulipas, Mexico confirmed her kidnapping Wednesday afternoon and found her body overnight. Due to the early stages of her investigation authorities didn’t release details of the murder. Officials who spoke with Breitbart Texas said they are not only looking at social media but also at her work as a doctor and acquaintances before determining the motive for the murder.

- On Thursday early morning the twitter handle @miut3 posted a farewell message identifying Fuentes by name, posting her picture and telling the community to remain quiet about Reynosa and not make her mistakes “you won’t get anything out of it” as well as warning other citizen journalists that criminals were on to them. The profile image of @Miut3 was changed from the Catwoman photo she always used to a photograph of Fuentes’ bloodied body."



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Dr. Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio in a shot apparently taken by her captors, right before she was murdered.



This was actually the second time this week I was alerted to a horror story coming out of Mexico. Fox News Latino ran an article claiming that at least some of the 43 missing students were burned alive:

"One eyewitness to the Sept. 26 abduction of 43 students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has recounted that at least some of the youths were burned alive, a prominent priest and human rights activist said Friday.

The Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, known for his advocacy on behalf of undocumented Central American migrants, cited concerns for the witness' safety in declining to provide any details about his source.

On the night of Sept. 26, police in the town of Iguala fired shots at a group of students from Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School, a nearby teacher-training facility.

Six people were killed and 25 others wounded, while 43 students remain missing.

Several people arrested for the 26 incident told investigators Iguala deputy police chief Francisco Salgado Valladares had his men intercept the Ayotzinapa students and that while a boss from the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel identified only as "Chucky" ordered the young people seized and killed.

Solalinde said at a press conference that he had the opportunity to talk to several people who "directly" witnessed the events in Iguala and that one of them told him that Ayotzinapa students were burned.

Asked whether the witness was referring to all 43 students, the priest replied, "the information is fragmented."

"The person who told me that is very shaken and afraid," Solalinde said.

"If the Ayotzinapa Normal students were alive, do you think they would let this entire problem go on and grow, knowing the national and international reaction we have," the priest said to reporters. "That is the best evidence that they are no longer living."

Criticizing the government's "poor handling" of the tragedy, Solalinde that Mexico needs to be re-founded in the face of violence extending "from border to border and from coast to coast."

"Bodies turn up everywhere," the priest said.

Conflict among rival drug cartels and between the criminals and security forces has claimed more than 130,000 lives in Mexico since December 2006, when then-President Felipe Calderon decided to militarize the struggle against the drug trade."




Can somebody tell me what the hell is going on in Mexico??!!?

To be sure, the most frightening geopolitical evolution today is and remains the rise of militant islam with all that it encompasses: the conflicts in the ME, the islamization of Europe as a result of muslim immigration and demography, West Africa falling prey to AQ offshoots, nukes in Iran and Pakistan, sharia law in Brunei, islamic terror groups in the Philippines, the south of Thailand, China's western provinces etc etc etc.

Islam tout court truly poses a Global Threat.

By contrast, the violence waged by the drug cartels against the Mexican citizenry remains a "local" phenomenon. But as for sheer ruthlesness, barbarity and stone-cold inhumanity, the cartels don't have to yield an inch vis-à-vis the very worst IS, Taliban or Boko Haram terrorists.

I would even wager that it's an even worse kind of terrorism, because the actions of muslim fanatics are still dictated by some kind of logic. A sick and evil logic, for sure, but a logic nevertheless. Their "holy book" states that non-muslims have to be converted, made to pay jizya or killed. As improbable though it may seem, faced with a muslim fanatic you might still have an infinitesimal chance to enter in a discussion with him and point to the flaws in his reasoning. As despicable as the possibility is, you might even have a slight shot at saving your ass by converting at the last moment.

No such thing is possible in a confrontation with Mexico's drug cartel operatives. The way in which they kill has a rather machinelike 'quality', as if the beasts pulling the trigger or thrusting the knives are robots straight out of a Terminator movie.

There's estimates circulating of 80,000 deadly victims in Mexico's drug wars since 2008, or, see above, 130,000 since 2006! In view of the fact that this death toll is "confined" to only one country (soon two, if US border control remains as lax as it is), the numbers defy description and would, if extrapolated to the same geographical area in which muslim terrorism is manifesting itself, actually dwarf the best 'efforts' of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Khalid Meshaal, al Nusra et al. The lack of interest of the world can only be explained by the fact that unlike islamic terrorists, drug warlords and their accomplices do not seek publicity.

That the state of Mexico finds itself in a conundrum is to put it mildly, and there is mounting evidence that the cartels have infiltrated in both the police and the military. Try to imagine how to get out of that!

There do not seem to be easy solutions for Mexico's predicament. But I foresee a future, not so far off, when the problems may become so bad that the US military will have to step in, in order to establish law and order in Mexico's north.

In the meantime it should be clear to each and everyone that with so much mayhem in the US's southern neighbor, the Obama Administration's open border policy is sheer insanity. The Rio Grande should actually be shielded by combat troops. That, and an immediate crackdown on drug users and dealers in the US itself: for it is the DEMAND FOR NARCOTICS in America which is directly responsible for the drug cartels' growth.

However, with a 'president' in the White House who is very much content with a border that's as leak as a sieve, AND who is publicly advocating marijuana use, none of the above steps are likely to happen.


Let us go back to this incredibly brave woman, Dr. Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio. Apparently she was a beautiful person in all aspects. The grisly photograph below was posted as a warning to other citizen journalists:


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The wretched remains of this outstanding Human Being help me to put my own efforts in the correct perspective: there is NO WAY they can be compared to the task Maria Del Rosario committed herself to. Next to this incredibly brave woman who knew she was risking her life on a daily basis, who probably knew that her killers were just around the corner and snooping on her, I am but a pathetic wanker.

Pray for Maria and her loved ones. Pray for those missing students. Pray for all the victims.

And may justice soon find the perpetrators of these horrible crimes.



MFBB.

Friday, October 17, 2014

A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READ: JEFF FOXWORTHY'S "A COUNTRY FOUNDED BY GENIUSES BUT RUN BY IDIOTS".

Via The Conservative Citizen:


"If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.


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If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!"




He could have thrown in the bit about border agents bravely stopping Kinder eggs or bagpipes at the border with Canada while letting drug cartel operatives, let alone illegals, freely roam and spill over the border with Mexico.

Well, you Americans certainly got CHANGE, isn't it?


MFBB.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

STUPID NEWS OF YESTERDAY.

Caught my eyes:


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Via The Free Patriot:


"Advertisement space can be very pricey, especially for drivers who can’t take their eyes off of it and cause a motor vehicle accident from their distracted stare. That was what happened as a result of a failed experiment for one Moscow advertising agency.

The commercial ad group Sarafan Advertising Agency attempted to drum up new clients by convincing potential customers that their ad space is lucrative for businesses. They used a truck as a moving billboard to convey their message of the company’s effectiveness by plastering a massive photo of a nude woman holding her breasts to both broad sides of the freight truck, the Daily Mail reported. The photo also displayed a note that read: “They attract.”

Unfortunately for many drivers with crashed cars, the ad did attract – distract. Sarafan unwittingly caused over 500 traffic accidents with this inappropriate ad.

Rather than keeping their eyes on the road and the cars ahead of them, drivers watched the pair of giant breasts parade by. The news source reported that police received a total of 517 accident reports in under a 24 hour time period.

The amount of calls became so overwhelming that cops decided it was in the public’s interest to corral the chesty truck until the ads could be removed. One driver, Ildar Yuriev, caught up in the ordeal when a separate driver crashed into his car while on his way to work in Moscow, explained his personal experience with the breast photo fiasco to the Daily Mail:

“I was on my way to a business meeting when I saw this truck with a huge photo of breasts on its side go by. Then I was hit by the car behind who said he had been distracted by the truck,” Yuriev said. “It made me late and left my car in the garage, and although I am insured, I am still out of pocket.”

The agency’s spokesman apologized for the incident, saying his company will happily cover the financial costs of the accidents."




And a big cigar for Sarafan Advertising Agency!



MFBB.

Monday, October 13, 2014

30 MISSIONS, 2 AIRSTRIKES THUS FAR FOR BELGIAN F-16 JETS OVER IRAQ.

In almost two weeks, 30 missions were flown, each time with a two-plane flight, and two ground targets engaged and destroyed. A modest tally, but then the BAF operates only six F-16 jets from a Jordanian base.


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The first time a group of ISIS terrorists on foot were taken out (see below); the second time an armed pick-up truck with its crew.


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The following video courtesy of VTM (Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij) News:





The first officer is Major General Fred Vansina, explaining that the first target, which had already been spotted by our jets, were first engaged by a drone with 'een klein type raket, wat onvoldoende bleek'. Translation: 'a small type of missile, which proved to be insufficient'. Thereafter the F-16's intervened and took them out with a guided bomb.

An explanation which leaves me with a few questions. By 'drone' I assume he means an MQ-1 Predator drone; by 'a small type of missile' an AGM-114 Hellfire (are Predators equipped with other types of missiles?). Hellfires have warheads weighing 8-9 kg. Vansina says that since the blast thereof was 'insufficient', our jets used precision-guided bombs instead. To the best of my knowledge, these must be Paveway II's, which, also to the best of my knowledge, pack around 90kg of tritonal high explosive in their warhead. I fear that I may come across as a terrible illiterate with real military guys, but is there anyone who would judge the blast of the bomb, which leaves the palm trees to the right untouched, as from a Paveway warhead?

The report goes on to say that our F-16's operational area covers the whole of Iraq, but that most of the 30 missions were flown near Baghdad. There were also some missions in Kurdistan and apparently a handful against a target lying perhaps 100km west/northwest of the Iraqi capital.

The second officer is Lt Gen. Claude Van De Voorde, the BAF's CINC, saying that more occasions to engage the enemy presented themselves but that the Belgian Liaison Officer in (?) HQ (in Qatar, is that possible?) vetoed them because the risk for collateral damage was too high.


In the meantime, Belgium finally has a new government, a center-right one no less, and it is up to this new government whether our fighter-bombers stay after the initially agreed upon timeframe of one month.

I sure hope so. Even though the sorties flown by the 'international coalition' amount to only 10 per cent of the total number of sorties, the lion's share of course being flown by US planes, any help is welcome. The Kobani siege is bad for the Kurds, but the real prize is of course Baghdad. If that city would fall then the rest of the country would be up for grabs, and the psychological impact would be appalling. Think helicopters on a roof in Saigon and all that - and worse.

The absolutely dismal, even scandalously poor performance of the Iraqi Army is a bad thing, and even one that warrants close scrutiny when all this is over, but the US and the West losing a ten-year investment trying to install a working democracy in the region would be far worse. We are talking here about an investment that has caused the deaths of close to 5,000 US servicemen and women, tens of thousands of wounded and maimed, untold billions of dollars in reconstruction and training, and a dazzling array of military hardware. All these efforts cannot be permitted to go to waste. The US and its allies have to stay there and pound IS to smithereens until they back off. I refuse to believe a couple of tens of thousands illiterate murderers who probably can't even perform properly beyond the platoon level can't be defeated.



MFBB.