Thursday, February 23, 2017

PVV LEADER GEERT WILDERS SUSPENDS ELECTION CAMPAIGN AFTER ARREST OF POLICE OFFICER OF MOROCCAN BACKGROUND WHO LEAKED CONFIDENTIAL INFO TO CRIMINAL GANGS.

Via NRC Handelsblad, which is something like the Dutch equivalent of The Washington Post:


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"OFFICER AT GUARDING AND PROTECTION UNIT LEAKED INFO TO MOROCCAN-DUTCH CRIMINALS.

From within the police service tasked with, amongst others, providing the security detail for Geert Wilders and members of the Crown, information deemed very sensitive was leaked on a regular basis to a Moroccan-Dutch criminal organisation.

An experienced police officer of Moroccan descent, active in the so-called Dienst Bewaken en Beveiligen (DBB) [Guard and Protect Service - MFBB], is suspected of having leaked sensitive information to members of a criminal organization known for larceny and whitewashing money.

According to several high-ranking police staff members, the officer in question was tasked with preparing so-called 'surrounding scans'. He had to scout for places where threatened and guarded persons would visit. The officer of the Federal Unit had access to databases with extremely confidential information. "For a job like his you got to have access to all information you deem important to ask for", says an investigative staffer. The officer was arrested last Monday on suspicion of violating state secrets and has been suspended."



As a result of this revelation, Geert Wilders, the leader of the PVV (Partij voor Vrijheid, or Party For Freedom, currently leading in the polls), suspended his campaign. Reuters writes:


Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, who is leading polls ahead of next month's election, said on Wednesday he had canceled all public campaign events after an agent involved in his security team was suspended.

The secret service said on Tuesday an agent of a Moroccan background had been suspended on suspicion of leaking details to a criminal organization.

On Wednesday, newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported that the man's brother, also a police officer, had leaked information about murder inquiries and had been accused of rape and been dismissed. Police were not immediately available for comment.

There is no suggestion the cases had anything to do with Wilders or his team.

Secret service chief Erik Akerboom said on Tuesday that neither Wilders nor any of the other people the team protects, including the Dutch royal family, had ever been in danger as a result of the leaks.

Wilders, who promises to close mosques and crack down on "Moroccan scum", said he would await the conclusions of the investigation into the corruption allegations before appearing in public again.

"My god, I had no idea," tweeted Wilders, who has been living under 24-hour protection since the 2004 murder by an Islamist militant of film-maker and Islam-critic Theo van Gogh. "How much more is there I don't know."



But back to NRC Handelsblad for the real howler, which comes, as all good things, at the end:


"Police Diversity policy sputters

The arrest of the officer is an enormous setback for the National Police's faltering diversity policy, which strives to attract more officers of another ethnic background. It is the second time in a year that an officer with a migrant backgrond is arrested on suspicion of corruption. Last year in June, a police officer of Moroccan extraction of the The Hague Unit was apprehended in a corruption dossier. He is suspected of having tipped family members tens of times about weed plantations police was about to overrun. His pals whisked the drugs away just before police arrived.

"The problem of these corruption investigations is that the arrested officers are more loyal to their Moroccan family members or friends than to the police", says an investigation officer."



No shit Sherlock! Who would have thunk it???

Cut the crap. Make that 'muslims are more loyal to their family members than to the state that harbors and feeds them.' Your bottom line here is: NEVER, EVER TRUST MUSLIMS!


MFBB.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: RINKEBY BURNS. WHY THE US SHOULD BUILD THAT WALL ASAP.

Heavy rioting broke out in the Rinkeby district of Stockholm, Sweden, the day before yesterday:





But all is swell according to Stefan Lofven, the Swedish PM. Integration is running smoothly.


MFBB.

Monday, February 20, 2017

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS: PARIS BURNING. WHY THE US SHOULD BUILD THAT WALL ASAP.

Scenes from contemporary France, and it ain't nothing like Les Gendarmes de Saint-Tropez:












Hat tip PI News.


MFBB.

MARK STEYN: "EDUCATION IS AN ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL BATTLEGROUND."

Have you ever heard of the Gramscian Revolution? Mark Steyn discusses the Left's long march through the institutions on The Seth and Chris show:





Quote of the day:


"With a lot of the malign social trends in the world—when you talk about, you know, the socialization of healthcare or whatever—Canada and Western Europe are often years ahead of where the United States is. In the corruption of education, America is actually the pacesetter—the insanity on American campuses is of a different order. And Canada, Britain, France and the rest are actually scrambling to catch up; and I think it’s a tragedy what’s happened. I also think it’s actually wicked. We are actually corrupting and hollowing out the next generation of citizens… Education is an absolutely critical battleground."



And:


"We are doing an an “affirmatively bad job” of educating the next generation, Steyn said, because it’s not just that our children are ignorant of the glories of Western civilization, it’s that we are actually teaching them to hate those things. We are doing a kind of violence to ourselves in promoting a kind of “civilizational self-loathing” that is “audacious and ambitious” on the part of the Left. They act with audacity and ambition and we, unfortunately, tend to respond with impotent protests on behalf of reason. We respond to this nihilistic movement as if it will care to debate us.

The identity politics of the Left inevitably results in a kind of suppression of thought from which we are sure to get a “culture of snitching” as we see in today’s politics where neighbor is turned against neighbor for the purpose of exposing what is supposed to be an “incorrect” or unsavory political point of view. We’ve seen this movie before, says Steyn, in Eastern Europe. But our historical memories are short and, as a result, we have lost all sense of shame and fear about this kind of censure."



"Education is an absolutely critical battleground".

You bet it is. We need a Gramscian Revolution of our own, and we better start it NOW.


MFBB.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SUNDAY NIGHT ART SNACK: TWO PAINTINGS BY LEONARDO DA VINCI.

First The Madonna of the Yarnwinder [Italian: Madonna dei Fusi, “Madonna of the Spindles”; MFBB], more precisely the Lansdowne version. I should correct myself in that Leonardo da Vinci would only have painted part of the work, sometime between 1499 and 1501. It was reportedly ordered by a Florimond Robertet, secretary to the King of France Louis XII, the famous Francis I's predecessor.


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In this version, the Virgin Mary is seated with Jesus in a hilly landscape with a mountain range at the horizon. Jesus is looking at a yarnwinder, used to collect spun yarn. The symbolism behind this would indicate first a foreshadowing of Jesus's death at the Cross, and secondly Mary's domesticity.



Then Saint John The Baptist, oil on walnut, completed by Leonardo da Vinci somewhere between 1513 and 1516 and reportedly his last painting. It is exhibited at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Even though it was his last work, it's a magnificent piece of art making use of the Chiaroscuro technique, developed during the Renaissance. Chiaroscuro aimed to create a threedimensional impression by making it seem as if the well-lit subject emerged from a pinch dark background:


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The piece is curious in that Leonardo's Saint John has nothing of the dignity one would expect of Jesus' predecessor, as in other works by Renaissance artists, like Veronese and especially Titian. At first sight the figure is - I am weighing my words here - almost creepy. If you google it, you will come across versions where John is even far less lit, which enhances the unsettling character even more. Also, to us denizens of the twenty-first century there's the added disturbance of the particular gesture with the pointed finger the subject makes. Finally, the well-known German art historian and Professor Frank Zoellner, in his 2000 work Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519 writes that da Vinci's use of the sfumato technique "conveys the religious content of the picture," and that "the gentle shadows imbue the subject's skin tones with a very soft, delicate appearance, almost androgynous in its effect, which has led to this portrayal being interpreted as an expression of Leonardo's homoerotic leanings." (*)

Anyway, whatever the painting suggests, either some kind of a (more than) affectionate tribute to the graces of the supposed model (Salai, one of da Vinci's pupils), or a playful reminder of the great Renaissance painter that now is the time to go to Heaven (hopefully), you don't have to be an art historian to appreciate the immense beauty and value of Leonardo's Saint John.



Good night.


MFBB.

(*) [sfumato, from the Italian fumo, smoke; it's a way to make subjects more realistic by painting the subject's delineations vis-à-vis the surroundings with soft strokes instead of clear lines; MFBB]).

Saturday, February 18, 2017

SATURDAY NIGHT PETER GABRIEL, U2.

Peter Gabriel with San Jacinto. From the 1983 album Plays Live.





Appeared first as a studio version on the 1982 album Peter Gabriel. But Plays Live is about the only live album where all songs sound WAY better than the originals. I got to know Plays Live through my rock mentor John D and was hooked on it from the moment I started listening.


U2 with Until the end of the World. Album Achtung Baby (1991).





Interesting guitars.


Slaap wel. Or have a nice day, if you happen to be my antipode.


MFBB.








MEET LINDA SARSOUR, JIHADIST U-BOAT.

Things move fast. Even though the 'Women's March against Trump' is only a couple of weeks ago, it has already faded from memory. Yet I feel I have to mention the irony of Linda Sarsour being one of the pivotal figures behind the event.


Over at The Gatestone Institute, Khadija Khan has a compelling article on this Ueber-Hypocrite and islamic U-Boat:


"Why do women who believe in equal rights for women, pick as their spokesperson someone who one minute boasts of her supposed dissent as "patriotism," while the next minute advocating chopping off other womens' genitals? It is like choosing a hangman to campaign against the death penalty, or the head of ISIS to campaign for same sex marriages.

The principles of "dissent," of which they claim to be so proud, and to have borrowed from religious sources, are actually the modern world's liberal values and human rights -- just those rights values they seem to be trying to destroy.

From the other side of their mouths, however, they are trying to impose Islamic sharia law on the West. Unfortunately, sharia is openly antagonistic to Western values and human rights.

How can cults that believe in dominating others call themselves progressive, when their entire message runs counter to the spirit of tolerance and social coexistence?

The champions of sharia have always said they wish to establish a "righteous" form of government, made by divine law, and presumably to that end, they implant their set of rules -- such as allowing no debate or criticism on their beliefs, or such as segregating sexes -- to destroy modern democracies.

It must be so convenient, while marching on Washington DC, to advocate that other women -- far away -- be genitally mutilated, married off in childhood, and domestically beaten and violated -- and all the while, in the safe confines of Washington, to stay silent on issues of truly massive abuse: floggings; acid burnings; chopping off limbs or heads, or burning, drowning or burying people alive.

These women in hijabs marching on Washington DC do not have to live in this "Utopia." They are comfortably living in the "infidel West', protected from such barbarity.

The values they are enjoying here are the values of the enlightened world and have nothing to do with the culture they are trying to impose on others.

The culture that is allowing women such as Linda Sarsour to shout into microphones is not even necessarily the culture these women believe in; it is often just the culture they are using to promote totalitarian ideas such as anti-Semitism, religious intolerance and the imposition of theocratic beliefs through infiltration or force.

The culture to which Sarsour says she aspires, allows mutilating women but does not allow women to speak in a loud tone, let alone speaking through microphones. Hence, she owes her current privileges to her American identity."


....



And in a tweet dated May 13, 2015, Linda Sarsour stated: "You'll know when you're living under Sharia Law if suddenly all your loans & credit cards become interest free. Sound nice, doesn't it?"


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"... Then she wrote on an April 29, 2014 tweet: "@RobertWildiris I don't drink alcohol, don't eat pork, I follow Islamic way of living. That's all Sharia law is."

It would be nice if the only requirements of sharia were avoiding alcohol or pork were; there happens, however, to be an ocean of dos and don'ts that fall into the category of "I follow Islamic way of living."

The ocean Sarsour never bothered to mention, but that the world witnesses every day, exists from the Saudi palaces to the caves of Afghanistan and Raqqa.

The culture that Sarsour desires to impose on the world -- along with promises to waive interest on loans -- does not allow women to interact with unrelated men, drive cars, ride bicycles, attend sports events, leave the house without permission, or wear makeup and clothes that reveal their body parts, let alone address a crowd.

Women would also need four male witnesses to prove a rape, or risk being stoned to death for "adultery."

Does Sarsour really think that people have gone so mad that they will give up all of their civil liberties and freedom that their ancestors earned through the centuries, merely for interest free loans?

The hypocrisy is that her bold lifestyle in the US portrays that deep down, she herself loathes the suppressing conditions that she likes promoting for the poor women of the Muslim world who actually have to live with them."




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As a final note on this despicable Sarsour character, read this article by Candice Malcolm at The Toronto Sun: "THE NEW FEMINIST LEFT ARE REGRESSIVE HYPOCRITES."


"... When the film Honor Diaries was released, Sarsour tried to suppress the film and delegitimize those involved with it. The film exposes violence against women in Middle Eastern societies, and tells the story of victims of this cultural violence.

Sarsour worked to discredit those involved the film, notably targeting activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali – herself was a victim of abuse and FGM. She said in a now-deleted 2011 tweet concerning Hirsi Ali and another women involved with the film "I wish I could take their vaginas away - they don't deserve to be women."

This is the new feminism; no longer a movement about equality. It is a movement about extremist politics. And Linda Sarsour is the face of it.

When Sarsour was exposed for her regressive comments that promote a culture of hate against women, the radical left came to her defence.

Bernie Sanders, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Klein all tweeted in support of Sarsour, as did organizations including Amnesty International, Black Lives Matter and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The irony and hypocrisy of the new feminist left knows no bounds."



You bet it doesn't. Multiculti assholes going ballistic over a man who, admittedly, used locker room talk over women's private parts 15 years ago march arm in arm with monsters advocating mutilating these very same private parts.

That's today's left.



MFBB.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: FRENCH POLICE FLEEING ASSAULT BY DOZENS OF 'YOUTHS'.

This looks a lot like 1940. Via Express:


A cop car is driving BACKWARDS at high speed to the right, as dozens of 'youths' attack from the left:





"Front National (FN) MP Marion Le Pen tweeted the jaw-dropping video recorded during demonstration after a man was allegedly raped by police.

She said: “Faced with the violence of scum, our police officers are forced to back off. Hurry up Marine and restore order to Bobigny.”"


The Dutch, French and German elections can't come soon enough.


MFBB.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

THE JOYS OF MULTICULTURALISM: HEAVY RIOTING IN SAINT-DENIS, PARIS.

Re the alleged 'anal raping' of 'Théo' in Aulnay-sous-Bois by members of the French Police, it now seems nothing such ever happened, only that 'Théo' may have received blows with a baton against the legs and/or buttocks.

But of course, the apes in the video couldn't care less. It's so much more fun to destroy the country that offers them welfare, infrastructure, educational and medical facilities:





Via Gatestone Europe, we now also have sobering footage of riots in Paris Saint-Denis:


"New footage has emerged showing ‘French’ youths rampaging through a neighbourhood in the Paris district of Seine-Saint-Denis. The footage also shows youths throwing bricks through the window of what seems to be one of the district’s City Council buildings. One of the young men at 02:20 is also clearly carrying a (fake?) handgun.

The riots started last week after the alleged sodomization by the police of a French 22-year-old known only as ‘Theo‘. So far in Paris, 245 people have been arrested and elsewhere in France, 71 people were detained on charges of: “ambushing, voluntary acts of violence against public officials and law enforcers, voluntary degradation or participation in an armed assembly“."



Be sure to follow that link.

Yes, Europe definitely needs more immigration.


MFBB.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SAINT VALENTINE SONGS.

Hot Chocolate with It started with a kiss. Album Mystery (1982).





British soul/funkband, formed in 1968 around Errol Brown and Tony Wilson. HC is still around, though of the original cast only Patrick Olive remains. Which is amazing actually, since the band formed in 1968. Errol Brown is unfortunately no longer among us: he passed away in 2015.


Robert Palmer with Know by now. Album Honey (1994).





The Gentleman Rocker had style in spades.


Hope you have a great day with your sweetheart!



MFBB.

Monday, February 13, 2017

WALK OF SHAME: SWEDISH FEMINAZIS GROVEL IN THE DIRT FOR IRANIAN AYATOLLAHS.

There's a reason the Stockholm Syndrome isn't called the Warsaw Syndrome.


Via UN Watch:


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"GENEVA, Feb. 13, 2017 — In a statement that has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook, UN Watch, a non-governmental human rights NGO in Geneva, expressed disappointment that Sweden’s self-declared “first feminist government in the world” sacrificed its principles and betrayed the rights of Iranian women as Trade Minister Ann Linde and other female members walked before Iranian President Rouhani on Saturday wearing Hijabs, Chadors, and long coats, in deference to Iran’s oppressive and unjust modesty laws which make the Hijab compulsory — despite Stockholm’s promise to promote “a gender equality perspective” internationally, and to adopt a “feminist foreign policy” in which “equality between women and men is a fundamental aim.”

In doing so, Sweden’s female leaders ignored the recent appeal by Iranian women’s right activist Masih Alinejad who urged Europeans female politicians “to stand for their own dignity” and to refuse to kowtow to the compulsory Hijab while visiting Iran.

Alinrejad created a Facebook page for Iranian women to resist the law and show their hair as an act of resistance, which now numbers 1 million followers.

“European female politicians are hypocrites,” says Alinejad. “They stand with French Muslim women and condemn the burkini ban—because they think compulsion is bad—but when it happens to Iran, they just care about money.”

The scene in Tehran on Saturday was also a sharp contrast to Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin’s feminist stance against U.S. President Donald Trump, in a viral tweet and then in a Guardian op-ed last week, in which she wrote that “the world need strong leadership for women’s rights.”

Trade Minister Linde, who signed multiple agreements with Iranian ministers while wearing a veil, “sees no conflict” between her government’s human rights policy and signing trade deals with an oppressive dictatorship that tortures prisoners, persecutes gays, and is a leading executioner of minors..."




Not even two weeks ago we reported on Swedish Vice PM Isabella Lovin mocking the Trump Administration with a photo on which she is seen signing a "Climate Act", accompanied by only female cabinet members and aides - because of a photo of Trump signing an executive order (meant to prohibit foreign funding of abortion in the US) whereby he was surrounded by men only.

How brave!

However, when it comes to dealing with Iranian ayatollahs, Swedish feminazis sing quite another tune. Via Gatestone Europe we learn of the deep chasm that exists between the feminist bravado and reality, when these wretched creatures come face to face with REAL mysoginists:


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The behaviour of this Swedish all-female delegation (well, almost. There seems to have been at least one "man" present) is simultaneously tragic and hilarious, given that the Swedish government's website proudly boasts:


"A FEMINIST GOVERNMENT.

~ Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. This means that gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities – in decision-making and resource allocation. A feminist government ensures that a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making on a broad front, both nationally and internationally. Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their own lives. This is a human right and a matter of democracy and justice. Gender equality is also part of the solution to society’s challenges and a matter of course in a modern welfare state – for justice and economic development. The Government’s most important tool for implementing feminist policy is gender mainstreaming, of which gender-responsive budgeting is an important component."



Oh oh oh to be a fly on the wall when the Queen Boudicca's of the World's Humanitarian Superpower grovel in the dirt for men wearing robes! If it wouldn't be so utterly tragic, one would be pissing his pants big time!

I have no use for today's feminists.

A hundred years ago, Emily Davison threw herself under the King's horse for women's rights:





These days, they throw themselves in the dirt to appease old guys who see no problem in stoning adulterous women and sticking their dicks in underage girls.

WAY TO GO, SWEDEN!!!



MFBB.

THE JOYS OF MULTICULTURALISM: MASSIVE ANTI-POLICE RIOTS IN BOBIGNY, FRANCE.

Via The Sun:





The riots followed the alleged rape with a baton of a black youth by police. Even if this story was true - it just might, I haven't looked into it too closely, and besides, if police really did this, I doubt the victim was a choirboy - it would be no reason for 2,000 assholes to wreak havoc on an entire neighborhood.


It was not just blacks rioting. There's also reports of protesters shouting "Allahu Akbar":





Background here.

By all means, bring in more "refugees"!!!



MFBB.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

SUCCESFUL STATIC FIRE TEST FOR SPACEX'S FALCON 9; LAUNCH DRAGON CAPSULE SCHEDULED FEB 18.

Via Florida Today, February 10, 2017:


"SpaceX on Friday afternoon lifted a Falcon 9 rocket vertical on Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A in preparation for an important test that could clear the way for a launch from the historic site on Feb. 18.

The so-called "static fire" test, planned as soon as Saturday, Feb. 11, will run the launch team through a countdown dress rehearsal. The rocket will be fueled and the countdown should culminate in a seconds-long firing of nine main engines while the rocket is held down on the pad.

The test could occur between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, if pad and rocket systems are ready.

SpaceX is targeting a launch of the Falcon 9 and a Dragon capsule packed with International Space Station supplies around 10 a.m. Feb. 18. The mission will be the first launched from pad 39A since Atlantis blasted off in July 2011 on the shuttle program's final flight.

Schedule of upcoming Florida rocket launches

On Friday morning, a transporter rolled the Falcon 9 horizontally from a new hangar at the pad's base along rails up the pad stand. A hydraulic system lifted the rocket vertical in the afternoon.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared a picture on social media of the rocket standing on the pad NASA built in the 1960s for Apollo program moon launches.

"This is the same launch pad used by the Saturn V rocket that first took people to the moon in 1969," Musk wrote. "We are honored to be allowed to use it.""



As you may recall, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, together with its payload, a satellite Facebook wanted to use for Africa, exploded on its launching pad during a test last September at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Apparently the inquiry into the problem that caused the explosion has been advanced sufficiently to resume launching Falcon 9's, and on JAN 14 there was already a successful launch of 10 Iridium satellites. Iridium satellites provide voice and data coverage to satellite phones, pagers and integrated transceivers over the entire surface of the planet. They are arrayed in six orbits of 11 satellites each.

The static test for the next mission, scheduled for later this week, would first have taken place on Saturday 11 FEB, but it was postponed to today, Sunday 12. And as I'm typing this, I just learned the test went well. Via Spaceflight Insider:


"KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Launch Complex 39A roared to life for the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle era, albeit for only a few seconds, as SpaceX conducted a static fire test of its Falcon 9 rocket.

Via a stream from Spaceflight Now, a plum of exhaust was seen on the north side of the pad indicating a successful test fire. SpaceX confirmed the test occurred minutes later via a tweet.



Falcon 9 vertical at Launch Complex 39A

The Falcon 9 rocket that will support the CRS-10 mission was moved to Launch Complex 39A and raised into the vertical position. A static fire test was performed on the rocket Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Photo Credit: Elon Musk

At 4:30 p.m EST (21:30 GMT) Feb. 12, 2017, the Falcon 9’s nine Merlin 1D engines ignited to ensure everything was operating as expected before the next week’s planned launch of the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) 10 mission to the International Space Station.

The test involved a full countdown and fueling of the rocket. When the engines ignited, they fired a short 3.5-second burst before the flight computer automatically commanded an abort. SpaceX engineers will now pore over the data over the coming days to ensure all is well on the booster.

Liftoff for the CRS-10 mission is scheduled for 10:01 a.m. EST (15:01 GMT) Feb. 18. This will be the first launch from the complex since the final Space Shuttle mission, STS-135 in July 2011.

Once in orbit, the CRS-10 Dragon capsule will take about two days to reach the outpost. It will deliver 4,473 pounds (2,029 kilograms) of pressurized and 2,154 pounds (977 kilograms) of unpressurized cargo.

About nine minutes after liftoff, the first stage of the Falcon 9, after detaching from the second stage and its payload, will return back to nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Landing Zone 1.

This will be the third time one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first stages will attempt a ground landing, rather than on a drone ship at sea. It will also be the first ground landing during daylight hours.

When CRS-10 does get off the ground, it will be the first East Coast launch since the Sept. 1, 2016, explosion in the minutes before a static fire test. The explosion destroyed the rocket and Amos 6 satellite it was carrying. Additionally, it severely damaged Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), which is just south of LC-39A.

SpaceX has since resolved the issue that caused the accident and returned the Falcon 9 to flight. That launch, the Iridium-1 mission, took to the skies Jan. 14, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

After CRS-10, SpaceX will launch one of its last expendable Falcon 9 rockets when it sends the EchoStar 23 communications satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit. That mission currently has a no-earlier-than launch date of Feb. 28.



But what I am really looking forward to is the launching, later this year, of the Falcon Heavy, a variant of the Falcon 9 consisting of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core with two additional strap-on boosters, which are themselves derivatives from the Falcon 9 first stage. The Falcon Heavy will increase Low Earth Orbit (LEO) payload to a staggering 54.4 tonnes, compared to the 22.8 tonnes for a Falcon 9 full thrust. Via SpaceX's website:





Fascinating! Notice how nothing is lost, since all the boosters return to Earth and can be reused! This means that launching satellites will become significantly cheaper.



MFBB.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

SATURDAY NIGHT ALOE BLACC, METALLICA.

Aloe Blacc with I need a dollar. Released as a single in 2010.





Real name Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III. Born in 1979 in CA, Blacc is an singer/songwriter, actor, record producer, and businessman.



Metallica with Fade to Black. Album Ride the Lightning (1984).





Heavy metal band from LA. James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich were there from the beginning, Kirk Hammett not long after. Robert Trujillo's been with the band since 2003 or so.


Gute Nacht.



MFBB.

SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS RECEIVED NAACP AWARD IN 2009.

A lot of bruhaha last week in De Standaard re Elizabeth Warren's reading of a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King claiming that Sessions was a racist or some such.

That's what the gullible Belgian MSM follower got.

What he did not get was, a.o.:


Via Townhall, February 10:

MLK Jr's NIECE: ELIZABETH WARREN PLAYED THE RACE CARD AGAINST SESSIONS."

"Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., did not approve of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) invoking her aunt's name to smear Jeff Sessions. Warren was silenced Tuesday night on the Senate floor during the vote to confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general. In her crusade against Sessions, Warren pulled out all the racist charges she could think of. At one point, Warren tried to read a letter Coretta Scott King once penned to object to Sessions' nomination to a federal judgeship in the 1980s. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed her she was breaking Senate rules and effectively cut off her mic. Of course, she and her liberal supporters only used that as momentum.

King, however, saw right through Warren's crusade. In an appearance on Fox News' "Your World With Neil Cavuto," she shamed the Massachusetts senator for daring to invoke her family's name to bring down a decent man.

“So it’s almost like a bait and switch, stir up their emotions, use the name King — and my name is Alveda King — stir up people’s emotions [and] play the race card, which she was attempting to do,” King said.

King, who knows her aunt much better than Warren, mused that she would have given Sessions credit for the efforts he made in regards to civil rights. Perhaps most notably, Sessions helped secure the death penalty for a KKK leader in Alabama.

“Aunt Coretta was a very reasonable women and she, with integrity, would have noted that he had done some great work in fighting against discrimination,” she explained."



And Dr. King repeated her remarks on Fox & Friends:




And what is absolutely FORBIDDEN to know o'er here in the Low Countries is that a NAACP chapter gave Senator Jeff Sessions an award in 2009:


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Photo provided by Lindsey Graham of all people.


Although in all honesty, personally I wouldn't give a hoot about a NAACP Award. I consider the NAACP a racist and superfluous organization. The national advancement of colored people would be much better served if those 'colored' people - I actually hate to use that phrase, if I were an American I would just prefer to talk about Americans - would look toward some real role models.

Like Colonel Gregory Gadson, for instance.

THIS man didn't whine about raaaaaaacism.


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Nor did he need the NAACP to become Commander of Fort Belvoir. Eat THAT, Fauxcahontas.


MFBB.

Friday, February 10, 2017

WOMAN EMPOWERMENT IN THE MUSLIM WORLD: 16-YEAR OLD MUSLIMAS INVOLVED IN BOMB PLOTS IN DENMARK, FRANCE.

Via FOX News, "IN DENMARK, TEENAGE GIRL CHARGED WITH BOMB ATTACKS":


"COPENHAGEN, Denmark – A Danish prosecutor says a 16-year-old girl has been formally charged with planning bomb attacks against two schools in Denmark.

Prosecutor Lise-Lotte Nilas says the teenager is accused of "having made preparations to make bombs" using the explosive known as TATP. She said her targets were a school west of Copenhagen and a Jewish school in the capital.

Police thwarted the plans by arresting the girl on Jan. 13, 2016. A trial is set to start April 7, 2017 in Holbaek, northwest of the Danish capital.

Charges against a 25-year-old man, initially believed to an accomplice, have been dropped.

Defense lawyer Michael Juul Eriksen told The Associated Press his client, who twice had been in Syria, would be released later Friday.

Neither the girl nor the man could be identified."




And in Montpellier, France, via FRENCH COUNTER-TERROR POLICE 'FOIL PLANNED SUICIDE ATTACK AT PARIS TOURIST SPOT':


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"French police have arrested four people in Montpellier, including a teenage girl, who were reportedly plotting an imminent terror attack in Paris. Bomb-making material was found at one of their addresses.

Officers from France's counter-terrorism organisation SDAT made the four arrests in Montpellier and Sete on the southern French coast early on Friday morning.

Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said police had foiled an "imminent attack on French soil", just the latest in a long line of thwarted plots in recent months.

He confirmed that homemade explosives were found by police.

The male suspects were reportedly aged 21, 27, 34. Police also arrested a 16-year-old girl who was known to police for having expressed a desire to travel to Syria. She had reportedly pledged allegiance to the terror group Isis.

One of the arrested men was described as her "mentor" and was being closely watched by French intelligence services, a source told AFP.

Police found 71 grammes of the explosive TATP in the apartment as well as acetone and a litre of sulphuric acid.

"The four suspects were arrested after they bought acetone," a police source told AFP, referring to a highly-explosive liquid that can be used to make bombs.

"It seems that they intended to go through with it and to make several explosive devices," the source said.

A separate source told L'Express newspaper: "We think they had a project ready to carry out, but at this stage we do no know where or when."



Great. Absolutely G-R-E-A-T. By all means, bring more muslims in! More More More MORE MOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRREEE!!!!! We N-E-E-E-E-E-D 'em!!!

And impeach Trump! Like, NOW! He's such a racist! A xenophobe! A sexist! Worst of all, an islamophobe!!!


MFBB.

PS: notice how neither Fox News nor The Local used the words 'muslim' or 'islamic'. I wonder why that is hmmm. Dunno where The Local stands, but with regards to Fox News, maybe it's just me, but I seem to have noticed they are on a slippery slope towards becoming MSM.