Tuesday, October 06, 2015


Turkey's would be dictator visited Brussels to attend Europalia, a major annual arts and cultural event highlighting a different country and/or culture each year. This year the focus is on Turkey, and the Belgian state invited Erdogan to the festival. Given the civil war on Turkey's southern border, this was to be more than a cultural visit and talks with the Belgian government, with European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Parliament President Martin Schulz were also scheduled. To top it off, a visit to the Belgian King, Philippe I, was also planned.

The Turkish delegation behaved in an appalling way.

Not only was Erdogan his usual arrogant self, holding an impromptu electoral meeting before between 2,000 and 3,000 AKP supporters on top of a tourist hop on/hop off bus adorned with the Turkish flag. How they were able to commandeer that vehicle is beyond me. Anyway, on November 1 there's general elections in Europe and Erdogan used the opportunity to cater to supporters abroad (the Turks here as elsewhere are allowed to vote in Turkish elections, see how wonderfully integrated they are). But to every self-respecting Head of State, it should be crystal clear that, at least outside his or her country, he or she has to maintain a strict neutrality and act as the president of all his subjects. What Erdogan did is simply not done, he should have upheld at the very least a semblance of impartiality. But then his was simply a replay, be it on a smaller scale, of a visit earlier this year in the province of Limburg.

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Photo courtesy The Wall Street Journal.

Then his wife found it necessary to go shopping in Brussels' prestigious Louizalaan/Avenue Louise.... with an escort of around 7 black vans with bodyguards, completely blocking all traffic. Thousands of Bruxellois, expats, tourists... suddenly got stuck in their cars, buses, trams because Madam Erdogan needed a handbag or something. It could have been worse for them: those people present in the shops she visited were unceremoniously rushed out:

Visite de Recep Erdogan à Bruxelles, infos en direct

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Omen of things to come? Erdogan's sour, ugly bitch of a wife tries to kill Belgian Queen Mathilde with her eyes on the Europalia event. The grey-haired man with the blue tie behind her is the Belgian King, Philippe I.

And then finally, as Sultan Erdogan had his own private army of security officers with him, there were a couple of brushes with Belgian security services and State Security officers. The Turks behaved in an immensely arrogant manner, litterally challenging the Belgian officers. At one point, a Turkish bodyguard crudely shoved a Belgian policeman aside...

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... and that was apparently a bridge across the Bosphorus too far. The man was quickly taken in a vise grip and wrestled to the ground. Thereafter things calmed down a little, although tensions between both services remained high during the entire visit, which lasted from 4 to 6 October.

To sum it up, the Turks behaved in a miserable way, absolutely scandalizing their host. I hope that this visit opens many eyes... especially those of still far too many fools who would like Turkey to become part of the EU.


Monday, October 05, 2015


For non-military types: the F-35 basically comes in three variants: the F-35A with conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL), the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL), and the F-35C with carrier-based Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR).

The F-35 A is the type the Belgian Air Force needs to replace its ageing F-16 fleet, originally 132 strong, now down, alas, to a paltry 54 planes. Count on the socialists and greens to champion thirty year old designs such as the Gripen, the F-18 or the Rafale - provided you could force them somehow to buy any fighter at all, cause what they really would like to do is abolish the entire Army, Navy and Air Force and with the money thus freed heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelppppppp them poor black people still suffering from colonialism and racism.

No, the F-35 is nearing maturity. Seven years too late, but let it be that way. Unlike the USN's LCS, there's no turning back. Now the type must live up to its promises, and it's got a far better chance at that than the Little Crappy Ship which is basically dead in the water already - no pun intended. Heck, the only other type that would, imho, be a serious contender, is the Eurofighter Typhoon but even that one is 4 1/2 generation at best.

Nope, it's got to be the Lightning II to equip the BAF in the future. Most scenarios plan a replacement fleet of 35 units.


Sunday, October 04, 2015


Watch this amazing underwater footage shot by Nick Hope around the Fiji Islands and Tonga. I know all those banners on my site can be a pain in the *ss, but there's no way I'm gonna dispense with my fancy Vlaams Belang logo or the sympathetic Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Click in the upper left corner so that you can see it directly under YouTube.

The title of the video, Dakuwaqa's Garden, refers to a god from Fijian mythology, more precisely the Shark-God. Fishermen worshipped him because he protected them at sea. Normally, you should see, in the lower right corner, fourth from the right, the CC button. If you press it you can find where the footage was shot and/or what species were being filmed at the time.

Fiji is an island state consisting of over 332 islands in Melanesia in the South Pacific, around 2,000 kilometers northeast of New Zealand. To the west is Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia is to the southwest, Tonga is to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu is to the north.

Of those 332 islands islands, only 110 are permanently inhabited, and 87 per cent of Fiji's population of around 860,000 love on the two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Suva, the capital and largest city, is on Viti Levu. Smaller urban centres are Nadi (tourism) or Lautoka (sugar cane industry).

Fiji boasts one of the most developed economies in the Pacific due to prodigious natural resources (forests, minerals, fish). Currently its main sources of income are tourism and sugar exports.

In case that, after having watched this video, you'd like to go there as well, here's a handy map with dive sites:

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Marine ecologist and dive instructor Helen Sykes has some info on what to look for where:

a.) North & West of Viti Levu

The Coral Coast, Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands

The best for casual and relatively new divers: easy diving, very few currents, schools of small colourful fish, most sites are relatively shallow (best diving generally in less than 50 feet/ 15 metres of water).

b.) The Bigger Small Islands

Recommended for the more experienced divers who can handle currents and deeper diving at least some of the time: spectacular soft corals, pristine reef systems, and larger fish life.

Taveuni for soft corals, swarming fish, rare critters, and intact ecosystems.
Beqa for soft corals, rare critters, wrecks and shark feeding.
Kadavu for walls and passages, healthy hard corals, manta rays and sharks.
Coral & crinoids by Cat Halloway
Coral & crinoids by Cat Halloway

c.) Central Waters

Some of the best and most varied diving in Fiji – most of these sites are quite far off shore. Mostly easy diving but many sites require careful planning due to tide dependent currents and depth.

Vatu-i-Ra Passage for spectacular walls, soft corals, schooling fish. Lomaiviti islands for passages with sharks, manta rays, and rare critters.

Southern Vanua Levu for walls and soft corals. Namena for absolutely everything concentrated into one package.

d.) Northern Vanua Levu

Cakaulevu (The Great Sea Reef –the third longest barrier reef in the world!)

Dramatic outer walls and passages.

Limited fish life in some areas, and outer waters can be rough. Inner reef mangrove islands have poor visibility but extensive fish life of interest to specialists and ecologists. Kia Island provides a good and sheltered bay to base while exploring.

e.) The Eastern Archipelago

Lau Islands: scattered islands with varied diving. Relatively easy conditions, but there are fewer well-known dive sites, so most is exploratory diving with some areas better than others.

Hat tip my oldest sister H.


Saturday, October 03, 2015


The Doobie Brothers with China Grove. From the 1973 album The Captain and Me.

American rock band from San Jose, CA. Have been around since the early seventies.

Tame Impala with The Less I Know The Better. From the 2014 album Currents.

Aussie rock band from Perth around Kevin Parker. Hot newcomers, though they formed in 2007 already.

Belgium says goodnight to YOU.



An omen of things to come: FOCUS Online reports how the offer of a real estate agent in Bad Kreuznach, western Germany, who was eager to help a family of Syrian "refugees", was flatly turned down - because she was a woman.

"Aline Kern already sold over 1,000 properties. She's a real estate agent in Bad Kreuznach, in the Rheinland-Pfalz region of western Germany, independent for three years. "Something like this I haven't come across yet", says the 33-year old woman. A refugee family refused her help - because she's a woman.

"I was underway in my car, when I got a call on my cell", Kern describes what took place to FOCUS Online. A man introduces himself. In broken German he tells her, that a Syrian refugee family is looking for a house. He specifically mentions "Grosser Not" [urgent help needed - MFBB], so Kern recalls.

As it happened, the real estate agent had a house on offer. Four rooms, cheap. "We can meet at the house in 15 minutes" she tells the man over her cell phone, and hurries up towards the rendez-vous.

Once there, she meets the middleman, to whom she had spoken on the phone, and the family, consisting of two men in their late thirties, a veiled woman and three children. Looking back after the event, Miss Kern now doubts whether they really came from Syria. The mood was comical from the get-go, she recalls. "The middleman started to furiously debate with the men".

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After a heated discussion, the middleman then turns to her. "He told me, that the family did not want to inspect the house anymore, because I was a woman and blonde with blue eyes. Moroever I had looked the men in the eyes, and that's not done", says Kern. One can still discern the anger in her voice, when she recalls the incident. "The (real estate) company should have sent a male agent, they said."

"Islam is a part of Germany", eh Angela?


Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Don't miss Mark Steyn's latest.

And while we are at it, this is Malmo AD 2015:

Some fleshing out later tonight. Hopefully.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015


This speech is, especially towards the end, full of money quotes. A memorable line is "leaders in Brussels have put the cart before the horse", when Mr Orban points out that Europe's quote plan, requiring every member state to take in a specified number of "refugees" relative to that member state's capacity, only addresses the consequences of the immigration crisis and not the "root causes".

Mr Orban omits one crucial point and that is that THE root cause is not "war", or "collapsed economies" or "lack of will to operate democratic institutions".

The root cause is, of course, ISLAM. And I think that, in his heart, Mr Orban realizes this full well. Even more so as a Hungarian, as a citizen of a country which in the past has had its share of muslim suppression at the hands of the cruel Ottoman Empire.

But I suspect that, as bad as the immigration crisis is, it is still not bad enough to finally break the ultimate silence and tell the truth with two simple syllables: IS-LAM.

Indeed, all the countries in turmoil he mentions there in his speech, ALL OF THEM, have one thing in common: their religion. The vile, disgusting, monstrous political system in a religion's disguise called "islam".

Islam is a SPECTACULAR FAILURE as a societal model. Only where islamic rulers have had the benefit of sitting on tremendous natural resources, which has allowed them to buy grudging obedience in return for basic monthly incomes (think KSA, Qatar, UAE) or where they can still rely on sizeable non-muslim segments of the population to keep the economy running (think Malaysia), or where a modicum of benevolent western influence was accepted by marginally more enlightened rulers (think Jordan and its Hashemites)... there is no turmoil, there is no mayhem.


I fear that the world will see a lot more bloodshed before spineless, principle-less, dark-hearted leftist monsters in the circles of power in far too many western states, will have been banished to the political periphery and/or obscurity, thus finally paving the way for a cure. One cannot seriously start to heal a brain tumor until one stops to pretend it's just a headache.

Until that hallowed day comes along - if it ever comes along - sensible political leaders have but one option and that is the Hungarian approach:

Protect the borders and ensure the safety and identity of one's own people.

Mr Orban, I congratulate you on your brave and principled stance, your statesmanship, and your love for your people and country.



At the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the motoons' appearance, a memorable speech in defence of freedom of expression, given by Mark Steyn in the Landsting Hall at the Danish Parliament.

In Belgium, the balless creeps at De Standaard are singing in chorus 'Nya Nya Nyaaaaaaaaa Mark Steyn does not exist!!!!'.

But they did give a forum to a neomarxist from MO*, a commie magazine regularly issued together with Knack (another PC-to-the-death publication, appears weekly), John Vandaele, who lauded pope (with a small p) Franciscus for "finding the correct tune" during his speech before the UN.

It would be laughable, were it not so tragic.


Monday, September 28, 2015


In German refugee camps, muslim asylum seekers have begun to harass the few Christians housed in the same dwellings. In the German daily Die Welt, Freia Peters reports:

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The gist of the story was translated via, amongst others, Breitbart:

"In the German state of Thuringia, Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow, one of the multiculturalists driving and celebrating the migrant crisis, has been forced to initiate a policy of separating and segregating different cultures as soon as they arrive in Europe.

“In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely according to my religion,” says Said, a Christian who fled persecution in his native country.

“But I can not openly admit that I am a Christian in my home for asylum seekers. I will be threatened,” he told Germany language paper Die Welt.

This year Germany prepares to absorb a million people in just twelve months – one per cent of its entire population – from numerous, diverse and alien cultures.

“We must rid ourselves of the illusion that all those who arrive here are human rights activists,” says Max Klingberg of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), who has worked with refugees for 15 years. “Among the new arrivals is not a small amount of religious intensity, it is at least at the level of the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said.

Said is living in an asylum centre in southern Brandenburg, near the border with Saxony. “They wake me before dawn during Ramadan and say I should eat before the sun comes up. If I refuse, they say I’m a kuffar, an unbeliever. They spit at me… They treat me like an animal. And threaten to kill me.”

“… They are also all Muslims,” he adds.

Gottfried Martens, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Trinity in Berlin-Steglitz, has around 600 Afghanis and Iranians in his church, most of whom he baptised himself. “Almost all have big problems in their homes,” says Martens. “Devout Muslims teach their view, that here [in Germany] there is the Sharia, and then there is our law.”

He told Die Welt that the Christian refugees are often stopped from using kitchens to prepare food in asylum centres, and are constantly bullied for not praying five times a day to Mecca. Martens continues:

“And [the Christians] ask the question: What happens when the devout Muslim refugees leave the refugee center, must we continue hiding ourselves as Christians in the future in this country?”

Said’s fear is not unfounded. On the 14th of September German police in the town of Hemer revealed in a statement that an Eritrean Christian and his wife – who was eight months pregnant – had been hospitalised after being brutally attacked with a glass bottle by Algerian Muslims. The man had been wearing a wooden crucifix, which had “insulted” the Algerians.

In September, Syrian refugees rioted in the town of Suhl when an Afghan man tore a few pages out of the Koran. Last week during Ramadan, in Baden-Württemberg Ellwangen, there was a mass brawl between Christians, Yazidis and Muslims, and just this weekend migrant violence erupted as hundreds fought in the city of Kassel, leaving 14 injured.

A young Syrian from Erstaufnahmelager in Giessen, who has reported threats against him, said he is concerned that among the refugees are followers of the Islamic State (IS): “They shout Quranic verses. These are words that IS shouts before they cut off people’s heads. I cannot stay here. I am a Christian,” he said

Die Welt even reports a case of a Christian family from Iraq who was housed in a refugee camp in Bavarian Freising. The family lived like “prisoners” in Germany, they said, so returned to Mosul in Iraq. The father told a TV crew how Syrian Islamists had attacked them in Germany: “You have my wife yelled at and beaten. My child they say… We will kill you and drink your blood.”

Simon Jacob of the Central Council of the Eastern Christians said that stories like this no longer surprise him: “I know a lot of reports of Christian refugees who are under attack. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

“The number of unreported cases is high. We must expect further conflicts that bring the refugees from their homeland to Germany. Between Christians and Muslims. Between Shiites and Sunnis. Between Kurds and extremists. Between Yazidis and extremists,” he said.

More from Bayernkurier with Sharia in Germany - Muslims attack Christians in asylum center:

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The caption underneath the photo reads:

"Riots in Suhl's asylum center: numerous muslims, most of them from Syria, went after an Afghan who would have torn pages out of a koran. As the Afghan fled in a waiting room, the Syrians demolished the door leading to the waiting room, the furniture, as well as the main entrance door. Seveneen people were hurt, among them six police officers."

"Islam is a part of Germany", eh Angela?


Sunday, September 27, 2015


More precisely in and near Durbuy and around Tellin and Resteigne.

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Photo of Durbuy along the Ourthe river, western Ardennes. Taken from the Belvédère, actually a rather crudely designed concrete tower on a ridge overlooking "the world's smallest city" (pop. 400). Mind you, NOT my photo. When my daughter and I had climbed the ridge it appeared that the Belvédère was closed.

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Then it was off to Tellin for a walk of about 11 kloms. This photo was taken some 4 kloms from Tellin's centre, on a small terrace overlooking the Lesse valley.

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Rock wall in a quarry near Resteigne.

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Walking along the Lesse near Resteigne...

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Lesse close up.



Saturday, September 26, 2015


The Inbreds with Any sense of time. From the 1994 album Kombinator.

Canadian Indie rock duo, formed in Kingston, Ontario in 1992.

Supertramp with Goodbye Stranger. From the album Breakfast in America (1979).

UK prog rock band. Totally loved the Wurlitzer electric piano. Over here they were relatively successful in the early eighties (Dreamer, Take the long way home, It's raining again). This song was drawn from what turned out to be their most successful LP. And if I'd have to make up a list of the 50 most iconic album covers, the one of Breakfast in America would certainly be included:

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Take a closer look at Manhattan and see what it's made of. And you know who the fat waitress (actually Kate Murtagh, an actress) is a substitute for don't you.

Goede nacht.



More food for thought about Pope Francis, from Townhall's Humberto Fontova:

“Dear Mom and Dad,

I’ve just received the news that I’ll be executed by firing squad in the morning. I assure you, dear parents, that I’ve never felt such spiritual tranquility as I do now. I feel content knowing that very shortly I’ll be with God, waiting and praying for you, my parents. I realize this news is painful for you, but please have faith in the Eternal Life. I want you all to rise above this and know that God, in his infinite mercy, has given me the grace to reconcile with Him… Hugs and kisses, not tears, for everyone. Goodbye, my dear family. Have faith in God.

Long Live Christ the King!

Alberto Tapia

“Apunten! (aim)” yelled the unnerved firing squad leader the following morning April 18, 1961 …

“Listos! (ready)…………..

…….“Viva Cristo Rey!” (“Long Love Christ the King!”) suddenly yelled Alberto Tapia shortly interrupting the murder process and greatly unnerving the murderers.

“Fuego!!!” (Fire!) finally yelled the furious executioner.

A deafening blast and Soviet bullets ripped apart the head and torso of yet another young Cuban martyr. Albert Tapia was barely 21 years old, typical age for most of Castro and Che’s murder victims.

“The defiant yells (“Viva Cristo Rey!”—“Viva Cuba Libre!”-“Abajo Comunismo!”) from the bound and staked martyrs “would make the walls of La Cabana prison tremble!” wrote eyewitness to the slaughter, Armando Valladares, who suffered 22 torture-filled years in Castro’s prisons and was later appointed by Ronald Reagan as U.S. ambassador to U.N Human Rights Commission.

Given their valiant defiance even during their last seconds alive, by mid 1961 the mere binding and blindfolding of Castro and Che’s young murder victims wasn’t enough. The fine folks who hosted Pope Francis’ in Cuba this week then began ordering that the Catholic youths also be gagged. The shaken firing-squads demanded it. The yells were badly unnerving the trigger-pullers, you see.

So now, as the fine folks who hosted Pope Francis’ in Cuba this week yanked the young Catholic heroes from the cells, bent their arms back, and bound their hands, two more Communist guards came into play. One grabbed the struggling victim’s hair and jerked his head back, trying to steady him. The other taped his mouth shut.

Raul Castro (who hosted the Pope at last week’s Havana Mass) and Che Guevara (whose visage formed the backdrop for the Mass) were the most notorious executioners during the early years of the Cuban Revolution. The orders, of course, all issued from Fidel Castro, who Pope Francis went out of his way to visit and smilingly hob-nob with after the Mass, profusely thanking him for his efforts towards “world peace,” (I am NOT making this up!)

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“I am not Christ or a philanthropist,” wrote Che Guevara in a letter to his mother. “I am all the contrary of a Christ--In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.”

As mentioned: an enormous image of Che Guevara formed the backdrop to Pope Francis’ Mass in Havana last week.

Castro’s KGB and STASI- tutored regime prepared for the Pope’s visit carefully. Any unsightly protests would obviously mar the occasion, especially for a regime long-accustomed to preening in front of the international media mirror. So Cuban dissidents (especially Catholic ones) were rounded up en-masse by Castro’s KGB-trained police, often brutally.

"The facts and figures are irrefutable. No one will any longer be able to claim ignorance or uncertainty about the criminal nature of Communism," wrote the New York Times (no less!) about The Black Book of Communism. This “irrefutable” study on Communism’s crimes was edited by the head of France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, Stephane Courtois (not exactly an embittered dispossessed Cuban exile) and translated into English by Harvard University Press (not exactly a subsidiary of the John Birch Society.)

This impeccably high-brow scholarly study found that Castro and Guevara’s firing squads murdered between 15 and 17 thousand Cubans, the equivalent, given the U.S. population, of almost one million executions. Some more perspective: the UN, (the same United Nations that proudly features Cuba on its Human Rights Council, by the way) charged former Serbian dictator Slodoban Milosevic with “genocide” for ordering 8000 executions.

And far from any of the repentance the Catholic Church supposedly requires for forgiveness, the Castro brothers have always doubled--and even tripled-down--on their gloating for those thousands of murders, historically denouncing the young victims as “CIA mercenaries!” and “terrorists!”

None of this has prevented the Castro regime from receiving the most papal visits recently of any Latin America nation, equaling the number of papal visits to Brazil, with a population of 200 million, 130 million of them declared Catholics. In contrast, Cuba has a population of 11 million, only a tiny fraction of which are practicing Catholics. Someone’s got some serious “‘splainin” to do for this Papal fetish of constantly visiting Stalinist Cuba and chumming around with her Stalinist rulers.

Interestingly, more Popes (three) have recently visited Cuba–a nation with many more crypto-voodooists (Santeros) than Catholics– than have visited Mexico(with 97 million Catholics.) Hello? Andas Joan Rivers used to ask: “Can we talk?” (about this glaring and –for many—disgusting incongruity.)

For many of us, the Papal motivation for visiting Cuba seems no different from Beyonce’s, Conan O’Brien’s, Jack Nicholson’s, Oliver Stone’s, Sean Penn’s, etc. The Popes get plenty of press and get to poke Uncle Sam in the eye. In this respect, they seem no different from all those loud-mouthed, Castro-hugging celebrity popinjays."

Amen to that.

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Also, dont miss Judge Andrew Napolitano's take on the pope over at Fox News.

There is no need for a false prophet who turns self-evident truths about Capitalism on their heads, cozies up to closet or not so closet totalitarians, gives his support to insane leftist dadas, abandons his suffering flock while proclaiming that islam is a religion of peace...

... and perhaps worst of all...

.... cannot even bring himself to mention Jesus Christ in a speech before Congress.


Friday, September 25, 2015


I hope that my pals at Gates of Vienna wont hold it against me that I simply copied and pasted, but I'm pretty sure they care far less about who gets credit for a story than that they care about that story getting out.

Anyway, here's Beatrix von Storch from Alternative fuer Deutschland with a telling video:

Nash Montana translated, Vlad Tepes did the subtitling.

And here's the transcript:

0:00 The Diocese of Essen made headlines recently.
0:04 Bishop Franz Josef Overbeck uttered his opinion on the ‘refugee question’, and I quote:
0:10 “Our prosperity, and our way of living in peace, will change. As refugees had to alter the way they live,
0:18 so do we have to change our lifestyle. And here we need patience,
0:23 and we need clarity.”
0:25 Dear Bishop, with all due respect, but I don’t think that we are the ones who have to adapt our way of life.
0:31 I think that it is those that come here to our country need to do that.
0:36 And I am also not willing to somehow forgo the peace that we live in,
0:41 I don’t want to change that.
0:44 I expected of a representative of the Christian church
0:48 that he would stand in front of his society and help defend their values.
0:52 There are two different news stories that go hand in hand with this story.
0:56 One from Rhineland-Pfalz. The chairwoman of the CDU, Julia Klöckner, wanted to visit a refugee camp,
1:02 and she also wanted to meet and greet the local Imam.
1:06 Said Imam had informed her that he would welcome her, but that he will not extend his hand to greet her.
1:11 As a consequence, Frau Klöckner has distanced herself from the visit.
1:15 Are those the new ways of life to which we supposedly have to get used to, where men will not extend a greeting hand to women?
1:20 I don’t think so.
1:23 And out of Berlin on the same day we hear of a mosque that since 2014
1:27 has been under suspicion of interest for anti-constitutional activities, has now been accused
1:32 of being involved in the planning of a violent terrorist attack on the state.
1:36 The police started to raid the mosque and stepped inside the mosque.
1:41 With shoes.
1:43 The Imam asks that they remove their shoes. The police yield.
1:48 Shakedown in socks.
1:51 Do we have to get used to that, too? I believe not. I think it is time
1:55 that we stand up for our own culture, and that we fight for our way of life
2:00 and that we, too, show clarity in that. It’s not only up to the representatives of our churches,
2:05 but especially from them.

Beatrix Amelie Ehrengard Eilika von Storch, born the Duchess of Oldenburg, is a conservative politician and blogger. This is her site.

A quick search online revealed that indeed, a couple of days back, antiterror units had raided the Ibrahim Al Khalil-mosque in the Colditzstraße in Berlin's Tempelhof Stadteil:

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There, its imam, a certain Abdel Qader D., was arrested on suspicion of recruiting jihadists for Syria. Abdel Qader D. asked that the troopers remove their shoes before searching his mosque....

.... and the officers complied....

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Y'all can believe THAT?

"Islam is a part of Germany", eh Angela?

I think we can indeed conclude that it is. All the Scheisse of it.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015


His Master's Voice on Pope Francis.

"Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same during his visit to the United States.

Pope Francis is part of a larger trend of the rise of the political left among Catholic intellectuals. He is, in a sense, the culmination of that trend.

There has long been a political left among Catholics, as among other Americans. Often they were part of the pragmatic left, as in the many old Irish-run, big city political machines that dispensed benefits to the poor in exchange for their votes, as somewhat romantically depicted in the movie classic, "The Last Hurrah."

But there has also been a more ideological left. Where the Communists had their official newspaper, "The Daily Worker," there was also "The Catholic Worker" published by Dorothy Day.

A landmark in the evolution of the ideological left among Catholics was a publication in the 1980s, by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, titled "Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy."

Although this publication was said to be based on Catholic teachings, one of its principal contributors, Archbishop Rembert Weakland, said: "I think we should be up front and say that really we took this from the Enlightenment era."

The specifics of the Bishops' Pastoral Letter reflect far more of the secular Enlightenment of the 18th century than of Catholic traditions. Archbishop Weakland admitted that such an Enlightenment figure as Thomas Paine "is now coming back through a strange channel."

Strange indeed. Paine rejected the teachings of "any church that I know of," including "the Roman church." He said: "My own mind is my own church." Nor was Paine unusual among the leading figures of the 18th century Enlightenment.

To base social or moral principles on the philosophy of the 18th century Enlightenment, and then call the result "Catholic teachings" suggests something like bait-and-switch advertising.

But, putting aside religious or philosophical questions, we have more than two centuries of historical evidence of what has actually happened as the ideas of people like those Enlightenment figures were put into practice in the real world -- beginning with the French Revolution and its disastrous aftermath.

Both the authors of the Bishops' Pastoral Letter in the 1980s, and Pope Francis today, blithely throw around the phrase "the poor," and blame poverty on what other people are doing or not doing to or for "the poor."

Any serious look at the history of human beings over the millennia shows that the species began in poverty. It is not poverty, but prosperity, that needs explaining. Poverty is automatic, but prosperity requires many things -- none of which is equally distributed around the world or even within a given society.

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Geographic settings are radically different, both among nations and within nations. So are demographic differences, with some nations and groups having a median age over 40 and others having a median age under 20. This means that some groups have several times as much adult work experience as others. Cultures are also radically different in many ways.

As distinguished economic historian David S. Landes put it, "The world has never been a level playing field." But which has a better track record of helping the less fortunate -- fighting for a bigger slice of the economic pie, or producing a bigger pie?

In 1900, only 3 percent of American homes had electric lights but more than 99 percent had them before the end of the century. Infant mortality rates were 165 per thousand in 1900 and 7 per thousand by 1997. By 2001, most Americans living below the official poverty line had central air conditioning, a motor vehicle, cable television with multiple TV sets, and other amenities."

And then come the killer quotes:

"A scholar specializing in the study of Latin America said that the official poverty level in the United States is the upper middle class in Mexico. The much criticized market economy of the United States has done far more for the poor than the ideology of the left.

Pope Francis' own native Argentina was once among the leading economies of the world, before it was ruined by the kind of ideological notions he is now promoting around the world."

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Pope Francis ought to know that there still is not definitive proof of MMGW - actually, evidence to the contrary is growing.

By contrast, there is AMPLE proof that his flock is being persecuted day in, day out.

I've been waiting since June to affirm it, but I guess since Laudatio Si Pope Francis has even more gone out of his way to embrace characteristical points of faith of the leftist church. And I think the last time I heard him address Christian persecution was in July - without identifying the culprit of course, just saying that today's church is a 'church of martyrs'. Big deal. I'm sorry, but Pope Francis lost me. Pontiffs who abandon their flock are unworthy of Saint Peter's Seat.


Saturday, September 19, 2015


Aztec Camera with Working in a Goldmine.

From the 1987 album Love.

Dire Straits with Heavy Fuel. From their final album On Every Street (1991).

Song about stuff not for pansies, and the sex is prolly not the Lena Dunham variety.

Goede nacht.



Kate Pickles from MailOnline reports:

"A top Iman has told Muslims to use the migrant crisis to breed with European citizens and 'conquer their countries'. Sheikh Muhammad Ayed gave the speech at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem claiming Europe was only welcoming refugees as a new source of labour.

He said Europe was facing a demographic disaster and urged Muslims to have children with westerners so they could 'trample them underfoot, Allah willing.'

'Throughout Europe, all the hearts are enthused with hatred toward Muslims. They wish that we were dead, but they have lost their fertility, so they look for fertility in our midst,' Infowars reports. 'We will give them fertility. We will breed children with them, because we shall conquer their countries.'

In the full video, he said Americans, Italians, Germans and the French will be forced to take refugees. Italy has the lowest birth rate since 1861 with 8.4 per 1,000 people and much or Europe is following the same trend.

Birth rates are far higher in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, which is where most migrants are coming from. The notion of using mass migration as a form of stealth jihad is outlined in the Koran, which states, 'And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance.'

To move to a new land in order to bring Islam is considered a meritorious act."

First off, Mrs. Pickles should be lauded for calling a spade a spade in an MSM outlet (but then The Daily Mail is, at least compared to what passes for decent news reporting in my country, or Germany's notorious "Luegenpresse", surprisingly honest).

Second, it is worth noting that this sheikh in all likelihood has a point. I do suspect Chancellor Merkel is under pressure from Germany's captains of industry to import cheap labor on a massive scale.

Employers should side with rightwing issues all the time since by nature they are rightwing. But as Alfred S. Regnery writes in Upstream. The Ascendance of American Conservatism, they will sometimes betray their philosophy for quick gains.

Germany's industry chiefs should muster the basic intellect to acknowledge that although in the short term, their labor needs may be addressed by, indeed, the best among the refugees (give and take perhaps 150,000 among the 800,000 that are poised to enter Germany this year), in the long term their grand plans for Deutschlands Industrie will scheiter because German society itself will crumble under the import of islam-inherent pathologies that made the countries where the refugees come from economic basket cases.

Indeed, if society goes under because we import 7th-century lifestyles here, so will purchasing power go down and with it consumer demand for goods from the factories. If Rule of Law goes down so will the ability of police to protect these very factories. And of course if education levels go down (as is already very apparent in muslim-dominated schools in Germany), so will ultimately the innovative spirit go down, needed to design new consumer goods.

This is all in the "long" term, but what is long? In my own country, muslims immigrants, demographically "starting from scratch", so to speak, to reach a level of 6 to 7% of the population now, are already causing massive mayhem in all sorts of fields. All over the country e.g., they depend so heavily on welfare that the OCMW's/CPAS's cannot cope anymore, leading city and town authorities to pay the bill, pushing said cities and town in debt. I do not want to think of what my country will look like when it's 20, 30 or 40 per cent muslim. It will become a hellhole too.

And just like in Egypt, Syria or Yemen the demand for new shiny Mercedeses is at an all time low, courtesy islam itself, in our countries too the number of takers for the fancy goods German industry is so proud of will dry up. Except among terrorist chiefs and drug dealers of course.