Sunday, April 23, 2017


A very erudite and to the point article by The Gatestone's Institute's Soeren Kern:

* "Those who come to France are to accept France, not to transform it to the image of their country of origin. If they want to live at home, they should have stayed at home." — Marine Le Pen.

* "It [France] is one nation that has a right to choose who can join it and a right that foreigners accept its rules and customs. — François Fillon.

* Jean-Luc Mélenchon has called for a massive increase in public spending, a 90% tax on anyone earning more than €400,000 ($425,000) a year, and an across-the-board increase in the minimum wage by 16% to €1,326 ($1,400) net a month, based on a 35-hour work week.

* Benoît Hamon has promised to establish a universal basic income: he wants to pay every French citizen over 18, regardless of whether or not they are employed, a government-guaranteed monthly income of €750 ($800). The annual cost to taxpayers would be €400 billion ($430 billion). By comparison, France's 2017 defense budget is €32.7 billion ($40 billion).

Here are the five candidates for France's presidential elections:

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From left to right: Fillon, Macron, Mélenchon, Le Pen and Hamon.

a.) Emmanuel Macron

"Macron, 39, a former investment banker, was an adviser to incumbent Socialist President François Hollande. Macron, whose core base of support consists of young, urban progressives, has been called the "French Obama." He insists that he is neither left nor right and has tried to position himself in the political center, between the Socialists and the conservatives — and as an alternative to Le Pen's populism.

Macron is business friendly and has called for cutting corporate taxes and for investing in infrastructure. He sparked outrage in February when he described France's colonial legacy in Algeria as a "crime against humanity."

His meteoric rise has been propelled by a scandal which has damaged the standing of Republican candidate François Fillon, and because the Socialists fielded Benoît Hamon, an unpopular candidate.

Macron's policy positions include:

* European Federalism: Macron has repeatedly called for a stronger European Union. At a January 14 political rally in Lille, he said: "We are Europe, we are Brussels, we wanted it and we need it. We need Europe because Europe makes us bigger, because Europe makes us stronger."

* Immigration: Macron has repeatedly praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policy, which has allowed more than two million mostly Muslim migrants into Germany since January 2015.

* In a January 1, 2017 interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung, Macron accused critics of Merkel's open-door migration policy of "disgraceful oversimplification." He said: "Merkel and German society as a whole exemplified our common European values. They saved our collective dignity by accepting, accommodating and educating distressed refugees."

* In a February 4 rally in Lyon, Macron mocked U.S. President Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall with Mexico: "I do not want to build a wall. I can assure you there is no wall in my program. Can you remember the Maginot Line?" he said, referring to a failed row of fortifications that France built in the 1930s to deter an invasion by Germany.

* Islamic Terrorism: Macron has said he believes the solution to jihadist terrorism is more European federalism: "Terrorism wants to destroy Europe. We must quickly create a sovereign Europe that is capable of protecting us against external dangers in order to better ensure internal security. We also need to overcome national unwillingness and create a common European intelligence system that will allow the effective hunting of criminals and terrorists."

* Islam: Macron has said he believes that French security policy has unfairly targeted Muslims and that "secularism should not be brandished to as a weapon to fight Islam." At an October 2016 rally in Montpellier, he rejected President Hollande's assertion that "France has a problem with Islam." Instead, Macron said: "No religion is a problem in France today. If the state should be neutral, which is at the heart of secularism, we have a duty to let everybody practice their religion with dignity." He also insisted that the Islamic State is not Islamic: "What poses a problem is not Islam, but certain behaviors that are said to be religious and then imposed on persons who practice that religion."

In a nutshell, this is the perfect candidate for smug arrogant bobo voters, either singles or unmarried couples of which the female gave birth to their only kid when she was 39. With the exception of the economy, this candidate has it wrong on so many counts that his good ranking in the polls is itself a clear marker of how deep France is already mired in horse manure. The "More Europe" would be acceptable if the top honchos would actually have Europe's interest at heart. His open-door migration policy is in one word insane. The comparison of strong, guarded European borders to the Maginot line is over the top since that "Line" could easily be bypassed, and his assertion that terrorism has nothing to do with islam alone should be sufficient for every thinking, normal human being to discard this candidacy in the blink of an eye.

b.) Marine Le Pen

"Le Pen, 48, a former lawyer and the youngest daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Front party, has campaigned on a nationalist platform. She has called for a referendum on pulling France out of the European Union, abandoning the euro single currency, halting immigration and restore controls at French borders.

Le Pen, who has been called the "French Trump," has vowed to fight radical Islam, close extremist mosques and forcibly deport illegal immigrants. On March 2, the European Parliament voted to lift Le Pen's immunity from prosecution for tweeting images of Islamic State violence. Under French law, publishing violent images can be punished by up to three years in prison and a fine of €75,000 euros ($79,000). Le Pen posted the images in response to a journalist who compared her party's anti-immigration stance to the Islamic State. She denounced the legal proceedings against her as political interference in the campaign and called for a moratorium on judicial investigations until the election period has passed. Le Pen is also under investigation for allegedly misusing EU funds to pay for party staff, including a personal bodyguard. She has denied any wrongdoing and said the investigation was aimed at undermining her campaign. "The French can tell the difference between genuine scandals and political dirty tricks," she said.

Le Pen's policy positions include:

* European Federalism: "Everyone agrees that the European Union is a failure. It did not deliver on any of its promises, particularly on prosperity and security.... That is why, if elected, I will announce a referendum within six months on remaining or exiting the European Union..."

* Immigration: Le Pen has said that she wants to cut immigration to no more than 10,000 people a year. She has also called on migrants to adapt to French culture: "Those who come to France are to accept France, not to transform it to the image of their country of origin. If they want to live at home, they should have stayed at home."

*Islamic Terrorism: Le Pen has repeatedly vowed to crack down on Islamic terrorism. On February 5, she said: "In terms of terrorism, we do not intend to ask the French to get used to living with this horror. We will eradicate it here and abroad." After the April 20 jihadist attack in Paris, she reiterated: "We must tackle the root of the evil. It is Islamist fundamentalism, the ideology that their terrorists are harnessing."

* Islam: Le Pen has vowed to restrict the practice of Islam in the public square. She wants to ban all visible religious symbols worn in public, including Muslim headscarves and Jewish skullcaps. She has compared Muslims praying in the streets to Nazi occupation: "For those who want to talk a lot about World War II, if it is about occupation, then we could also talk about it [Muslim prayers in the streets], because that is occupation of territory. It is an occupation of sections of the territory, of districts in which religious laws apply. It is an occupation. There are of course no tanks, there are no soldiers but it is nevertheless an occupation and it weighs heavily on local residents."

The comparison with Trump is, from my POV, not wholly inaccurate. Here too, I see a candidate who would not have been my first choice. It is undeniable that the EU as an economic project, by allowing free trade within its borders, has had a major positive impact on the economies of most European countries. Where it went wrong is that the stifling political correctness so rampant in all strata of European society has led to the EU project being led and represented by dedicated leftists and globalists (Juncker, Mogherini, Schulz, Timmermans, Verhofstadt and many, many others). That said, Le Pen's forte is the fact that she sees islam for what it is: a clear and present danger, a deadly menace, an existential threat, which will ultimately destroy the Europe as we know it. I don't like her anti-americanism, and I'm not impressed by her viewpoints on economic issues. But any candidate who honestly wants to curb back the metastizing of the islamic cancer that's eating Europe deserve's every normal person's full support.

c.) François Fillon

"Fillon, 63, a former Prime Minister under President Nicolas Sarkozy and now the Republican candidate for France's 2017 presidential election, has pledged to defend traditional French values and identity. "This country is the daughter of Christianity, as well as the Enlightenment," Fillon has said. "I will put the family back at the heart of all public policy."

Fillon, who has been called the "French Thatcher" for his conservative policies, wants to end France's 35-hour work week, cut public spending by €100 billion ($107 billion), shrink the size of government by cutting 500,000 civil service positions, abolish a wealth tax and reduce immigration. He also wants to invest heavily in national security.

Fillon had been favored to win this race until he became the subject of a criminal investigation over allegations that he used government money to pay his wife and children more than €1 million ($1.1 million) for jobs they never did. He faces charges of embezzlement.

Fillon's policy positions include:

* European Federalism: Fillon has said that he is not in favor of more European integration. In an essay for Le Monde, he wrote: "Let's put aside the dream of a federal Europe. It is urgent to re-establish a more political functioning, so Europe can focus its action on well-defined strategic priorities."

* Immigration: Fillon has called for quotas limiting immigration based on the capacity to integrate. At a rally in Nice on January 11, he said: "France is generous, but it is not a mosaic and a territory without limits. It is one nation that has a right to choose who can join it and a right that foreigners accept its rules and customs. We have six million unemployed and nearly nine million poor people. Immigration must be firmly controlled and reduced to a strict minimum."

* Islam: Fillon has vowed to exert "strict administrative control" over Islam in France. He has also described radical Islam as a "totalitarianism like the Nazis." After the April 20 jihadist attacks, Fillon repeated his pledge to crack down on radical Islam. "Any movement claiming Salafism and the Muslim Brotherhood will be dissolved," he said.

Fillon would be an acceptable candidate if one would not be certain that he doesn't mean a word he says. Nuff said.

d.) Jean-Luc Mélenchon

"Mélenchon, 65, is head of the newly-established La France Insoumise ("Unsubmissive France"), a political movement supported by the Left Party and the French Communist Party. Mélenchon, who has been called the "French Bernie Sanders," has campaigned on an anti-capitalist, anti-globalization platform and vowed to put an end to "economic liberalism." He has called for a massive increase in public spending, a 90% tax on anyone earning more than €400,000 ($425,000) a year, and an across-the-board increase in the minimum wage by 16% to €1,326 ($1,400) net a month, based on a 35-hour work week.

Mélenchon's policy positions include:

* European Federalism: Mélenchon has pledged to redefine France's future relationship with the European Union. He has promised to negotiate a "democratic reconstruction" of European treaties, and to withdraw from the EU if it fails to meet his demands. "Europe, we'll change it or leave it," he said during an interview with France 2 television on April 7. He has also questioned France's continued use of the euro single currency.

* Immigration: Mélenchon is opposed to immigration quotas. He called for undocumented workers to be legalized. He has called for re-establishing a ten-year residence permit for foreigners, and for all children born in France to obtain automatic citizenship."

Mélenchon is living proof that in France, sheer and utter lunatics can have a serious shot at the presidency.

d.) Benoît Hamon

"Hamon, 49, the Socialist Party nominee, was a former education minister under President Hollande but quit the government in protest of its pro-market policies. Although he defeated former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, a party heavyweight, in the primary run-off on January 29 by a margin of 58% to 42%, he is now polling last among the top five candidates.

Hamon has promised to establish a universal basic income: he wants to pay every French citizen over 18, regardless of whether or not they are employed, a government-guaranteed monthly income of €750 ($800). The annual cost to taxpayers would be €400 billion ($430 billion). By comparison, France's 2017 defense budget is €32.7 billion ($40 billion).

Hamon, who has been called the "French Jeremy Corbyn," in reference to the leader of the British Labour Party, also wants reduce the French work week from 35 to 32 hours and make it more difficult for companies to fire people. He wants to legalize cannabis and impose a tax on robots and computers; the tax would apply to any technology that takes away jobs from humans.

Hamon's policy positions (platform here) include:

* European Federalism: Hamon favors further European integration, especially on social issues. He has also called for "a process of social convergence with a national minimum wage set at 60% of each country's average wage." He has also called for the reformation of eurozone governance. "Only a complete revision of the European treaties could give the eurozone an institutional framework capable of correcting the founding mistakes of the Economic and Monetary Union," he wrote in a policy paper.

* Immigration: Hamon has said that France does not have an immigration problem. In an interview with Le Parisien, he said: "Immigrants now occupy low-skilled jobs for which there is little competition with French workers. I think our country does not have an immigration problem." Hamon favors "a more equitable" distribution of asylum seekers in Europe and believes that France can accommodate more. He wants to allow migrants to obtain work permits after three months of being present in France. He has called for doubling the number of asylum seeker reception centers.

* Islam: Hamon has come under fire for appearing to turn a blind eye to Islamic customs. In December 2016, after France 2 broadcast undercover television footage of daily life in Sevran, a heavily Islamized suburb of Paris, Hamon defended the Muslim practice of prohibiting women from entering bars and cafés. "Historically, there were never women in the coffee shops," he said. He added that "the French Republic is to blame for the fact that there are social ghettos where today public spaces can be off limits to women."

Only slightly less insane than Mélenchon, Hamon is your run of the mill self-hating leftozoid idiot.

Today's elections will show whether the French are serious about national suicide. In a nutshell, candidates Macron, Hamon, Mélenchon guarantee the continued and accelerated death spiral of the French nation which will lead to implosion and civil war in two decades. Candidate Fillon might be able to prolong that with one decade. Candidate Le Pen, while possibly as incapable as the rest of halting France's downfall, has at least a slight chance of buying some time for the rest of Europe to get serious about the mortal danger posed to the continent by further islamization. At least in this respect, resistance against the islamic onslaught should by all means be a European project.

Personally, I'm not at all optimistic about the outcome. The French can safely be relied upon to do the wrong thing time and again. The Dutch are a more sensible people, yet they gave the finger to the one politician and political movement who could have saved their country. It is not realistic to expect a people like the French to be more reasonable than the Dutch.

That said.... for what it's worth, DowneastBlog supports Marine Le Pen and the Front National:

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Bonne chance!!!!


Saturday, April 22, 2017


The Raconteurs with Steady as she goes. From their debut album Broken Boy Soldiers (2006).

Short lived indie rock band which formed in 2005 in Detroit. Their frontman was Jack White (ex The White Stripes).

Midlake with Roscoe. First song on The Trials of Van Occupanther (2006).

Folk rock band from Denton, TX, which has thus far shown some more stamina since they've been around for 18 years now. Even though the original frontman, Tim Smith, left in 2012.

Goede nacht.



Turkey continues to crack down on the pitiful remnants of Christianity in the country, as this Armenian Weekly article shows:

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"The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a lamassu, was removed on Jan. 8, after Turkey placed an unelected district governor in charge of the Diyarbakir municipality under the emergency decree issued after the abortive coup of last year.

The Turkish government has been escalating its pressure on Christians and their cultural heritage. The Christian co-mayor of Mardin, Februniye Akyol, 28, was removed from her post by the Turkish government on Nov. 16, 2016, and replaced by the governor of the city, Mustafa Yaman.

Born and christened Fabronia Benno, the former mayor hails from Tur Abdin, the heartland of Syriac Christians in southeastern Turkey. However, Benno had to run for office under her official Turkish name, Februniye Akyol, because of the institutionalized prohibitions by the Turkish government on non-Turkish languages. In 2014, she became the first Christian woman to lead one of Turkey’s metropolitan municipalities.

The Assyrian people, as well as Chaldeans and Syriac Christians, have inhabited the Middle East since the beginning of recorded history. The scholar Hannibal Travis wrote in his comprehensive article ‘‘Native Christians Massacred − The Ottoman Genocide of the Assyrians during World War I,” that: “The Assyrian homeland is in northern Mesopotamia, present-day Iraq, where the ancient cities of Assur and Nineveh were built. For 300 years, Assyrian kings ruled the largest empire the world had yet known. The Assyrian Church of the East records that the Apostle Thomas himself converted the Assyrians to Christianity within a generation after the death of Christ. Christianity was ‘well established and organized’ in Mesopotamia by the third century CE.”

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"Once the rulers of the greatest empire in history, Assyrians have been turned into a persecuted minority in their native lands as a result of continued massacres and pressure at the hands of Muslims and the absence of support or protection from the West. According to the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA), every fifty years there has been a massacre of Assyrians.

“The Assyrians and other Ottoman Christians, like the Jews, had suffered from centuries of discrimination and official segregation; were charged with being agents of foreign powers and scapegoated for military defeats and looming threats in a rhetoric of ethnic elimination; and were physically and culturally exterminated in large numbers by means of massacres, rapes, expulsions, and attacks on homes and religious institutions carried out by genocidal state apparatuses and local irregular forces,” Travis explains.

The Assyrian Genocide, commonly known as Seyfo (sword), took place between 1914 and 1923 in the Ottoman Empire.

The Assyrian claim for autonomy was never realized, which made the Assyrian community completely vulnerable at the hands of the oppressive governments in the region. For example, the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which set the boundaries of republican Turkey, did not recognize Assyrians as a distinct community with their own religious and national identity and failed to offer special protections for them.

Today, only around 25,000 Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs remain in Turkey. And the official denial of their language, nationality and culture continues. Only some of the Kurdish-governed municipalities in Turkey have taken actual steps to revitalize the Christian heritage in the region. The recently removed Assyrian sculpture had also been erected by the pro-Kurdish Diyarbakir municipality."

While the Moroccan community in Belgium is resource number one for jihadists, terrorists and criminals, the threat posed by the Turkish community is of a different nature: their fierce nationalism is proof that they first and foremost consider themselves Turks and not Belgians. And anyone who has witnessed a rally of these (mainly) pro-Erdogan zealots realizes that these people don't feel themselves Belgians to even the slightest degree:

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If you think these people are Belgians, I have a bridge across the Bosphorus to sell you. The Turkish diaspora in Belgium voted overwhelmingly "yes" for more constitutional power for Erdogan (read: for more islamic supremacist theocracy): a staggering 78 per cent.

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Same situation, although to a lesser degree, in Germany, where around 63% of Turks voted for giving Erdogan more power. The discrepancy between the percentages is due to the fact that in Germany, the Kurds, who are understandably anti-Erdogan, constitute a far larger proportion of the Turkish community than in Belgium. Either way... the fanaticism of these "New Germans" does not bode well for the future.

The demographic evolution in Europe being what it is - a catastrophy for white Europeans - what is it that our moral betters makes fell so secure that they are convinced our offspring will not suffer the same fate at the hands of the neo-ottoman usurpers vis-à-vis the sorry remnants of Assyrian Christianity?


Saturday, April 15, 2017


Like every year, DowneastBlog wishes its readers of good will a Happy Easter!!!

Jesus is the Resurrection

“I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die."
John 11:25-26 (NLT)



ABC with When Smokey sings. One of three singles drawn from the 1987 album Alphabet City.

Founder and only constant member is Martin Fry.

Kelly Clarkson with Since U Been Gone. Album Breakaway (2004).

Singer/songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas.

Go gentle into that good night.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Against the backdrop of all the political and military upheaval and tremendous turmoil the world is witnessing, the following story may seem but a fait divers. Unfortunately, it is not. It's a study in microcosm of the silent transformation taking place all over the western world, a transformation the MSM does it utmost best to keep under wraps. But now and then a story like this seeps through - even though, in this case, it's in a regional chapter of Het Laatste Nieuws.

Omen of things to come:

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"On a De Lijn bus [De Lijn, lit. The Line, Flemish public bus transportation company - MFBB] a 14 year old girl received a hard blow against the head from someone among a large group of allochthon youths. She called her father, who right away took his car, managed to trace the bus, and blocked it. The youths could escape however, since the bus driver opened the rear doors out of fear for trouble.

by Kristof Pieters

It happened on the Grote Markt in Beveren, in the province of East Flanders. Xena Moessens (14) had boarded the bus at her home in the town of Moerbeke and was on her way to her father's house in Melsele. "There was almost no one on the bus, but when it passed public swimming pool The Mermaids in the Pastoor Steenssensstraat a large group of allochthon youths came on board. They numbered around forty, aged between 12 and 15, and they had apparently taken a day off to the swimming pool after which they were now headed towards Antwerp again. I was simply looking out the window when I received a hard blow against my head. I turned around and asked them why they had hit me. They didn't answer. I then took a seat in the front of the bus. I had become frightened however and did not dare to get out anymore. I was afraid they would give chase. That's why I called my father from the bus and explained what had happened."

Afraid of all the bruhaha

Robert Moenssens is a dockworker and had just gone to sleep after a night shift. "After my daughter's telephone I jumped out of my bed and drove right away to bus stop Pultina in Melsele to stop the bus. I told the driver that he had to call the police, because someone hit my daughter. The man opened the rear doors however and said that I should stop them myself. He was very afraid that the gang would otherwise wreak havoc. I addressed the group of youths and asked who had hit my daughter, but they ran in all directions. Police arrived shortly thereafter and gave chase immediately, without result however. There is now a complaint against unknowns. Police did promise to ask for the bus's camera images.

Robert called for witnesses on Facebook and immediately got a lot of incensed reactions. "Apparently it's not the sole case", he concludes. "Just like in recreational domain De Ster large groups of youths from Antwerp are causing a lot of disturbance in swimming pool The Mermaids. I hope actions will be taken to stop this. My daugher barely dares to take the bus anymore and is completely traumatized. She now has a bulge and a headache, but next time it could be worse."

Several conclusions can be drawn from this story:

a.) an ordinary bus in Flanders, which is boarded by a single white girl and around forty moroccan youths: voilà in a nutshell an efficient illustration of the truly ca-ta-stro-phic demographical evolution the West is witnessing. Authochton women are barren, with a typical Belgian woman rearing perhaps 1.3 or 1.35 children, while her allochton counterpart, more often than not reduced to a stupid breeding hen, produces at least 3 or 4, often 5. It does of course not help that the media, the cultural sector, gossip magazines and soaps are projecting day in day out the virtues of the gay lifestyle. There's not a soap anymore in which 'sympathetic' gay characters don't figure.

b.) The girl "left her home in Moerbeke and was on her way to her father's house in Melsele": we can conclude that Xena's parents are either divorced or at least no longer live together. This, too, is a telling illustration: very large percentages of authochton children have divorced parents or, when they weren't married in the first place, parents who have separated. The model of the family as the cornerstone of society has received severe blows, and one of the main factors in this sorry development is the war the left has been waging against the traditional family.

c.) The bus driver's coward reaction, which boils down to lying low until the storm passes, is typical of the majority of authochton Belgians. The brave reaction of Mr Moessens - reacting with vigour and determination to muslim scumbags assaulting his offspring, is heartening - until you read that the reactions he gets via Facebook hint at a far larger number of similar cases whereby the parents of the assaulted teens did nothing

d.) Of note is also that IF a single authochton individual is directly confronting a mob of aggressive muslims, the latter suddenly turn tail. This gives hope that in the event of a civil war, numbers will not be the only factor. A critical mass of determined Whites will always be able to gain the upper hand against large feral mobs of low IQ adversaries.

It all does not bode well for the future, and future generations of authochton men and women can expect increasing levels of hostility and aggression. It is therefore advised that Whites learn at least self-defence techniques, as well as how to use weapons efficiently.


Sunday, April 09, 2017


Via PI-News:

"In der nordägyptischen Stadt Tanta wurden heute bei einem Sprengstoff-Anschlag 21 Christen getötet und 42 verletzt. Es ist davon auszugehen, dass Mohammedaner den Palmsonntag zu einem symbolischen Angriff auf das Christentum genutzt haben. Erst im Dezember hatte ein Selbstmord-Attentäter des Islamischen Staates in einer Kirche in Kairo (Foto) mit einem schweren Bombenanschlag fast 30 Menschen in den Tod gerissen."

"In the northern Egyptian town of Tanta, today 21 Christians were killed and another 42 wounded in a bomb attack. It is assumed, that muslims chose Palm Sunday for a symbolic attack on Christianity. Last december, an IS suicide bomber carried out a similar attack in Cairo which cost almost 30 people their lives."

Pray for the victims.

UPDATE: Fox News reports:

"At least 43 people were killed and more than 100 injured in two separate Palm Sunday attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, each carried out by the ISIS terror group.

The first blast happened at St. George Church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, where at least 27 people were killed and 78 others wounded, officials said.

Television footage showed the inside of the church, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers.

A second explosion – which Egypt’s Interior Ministry says was caused by a suicide bomber who tried to storm St. Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria -- left at least 16 dead, and 41 injured. The attack came just after Pope Tawadros II -- leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria -- finished services, but aides told local media that he was unharmed.

At least three police officers were killed in the St. Mark’s attack, the ministry told The Associated Press."


Saturday, April 08, 2017


Living Colour with Cult of Personality. From their debut album Vivid (1988).

Funk metal pioneers from NYC. Frontman is Vernon Reid, who is actually from London, UK. Living Colour have been around since 1984 (although between 1985 and 2000 they were in limbo).

Level 42 with Heaven in my hands. From the 1988 album Staring at the Sun.

This was the first album without the Gould Bros., although Rowland Gould ('Boon') did write a couple of numbers, a.o. this one.

Slaap wel and MAGA!



A noteworthy article by Cortney O'Brien over at Townhall, April 8:

"Townhall columnist Walter E. Williams received the prestigious Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Thursday night in the nation’s capital, recognizing his lifetime of championing conservative ideals. For years, Williams has defended conservatism in his nationally syndicated column and in hundreds of radio and television appearances. He has also been a teacher for half a century, teaching at George Mason University for 36 of those years. These two aspects of his life, Williams explained in his acceptance speech, are exclusive.

Williams credited his teachers for treating him like an adult and “not giving a damn about his self esteem.” He contrasted his academic experience with the snowflakes of today, noting that too many teachers and employers “care more about people’s feelings rather than their performance.”

He elaborated on the usual suspects.

“Many professors, particularly those on the socialistic side of the political spectrum, use their classrooms to proselytize students. While professorial proselytization is common and accepted at most universities, I believe that to use one’s classroom to push one’s personal beliefs is both immoral and academic dishonesty.”

The teacher-student relationship, he concluded, has been hijacked by those who would rather be political pundits than educators.

“It is a cowardly act to take advantage of student immaturity by indoctrinating them with the professor’s opinions before the student has developed the maturity and skill to examine other opinions."

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Williams lives by this mantra in his own classroom. In each semester, should his lessons become too subjective, he gives his students permission to raise their hands and remind him that they signed up for his class to "learn economics, not be indoctrinated with his values."

Williams' fellow 2017 Bradley Prize winners included political scientist Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Diane Taube Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Columbia Law School Professor Philip Hamburger and Chris DeMuth, Fellow at the Hudson Institute and former president of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. You can read more about the recipients here."

Williams and Sowell. Two giants. Too bad they have such advanced ages already, and their succession is nowhere in sight. Or am I missing something?


Tuesday, April 04, 2017


Raheem Kassam is Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart News London and an indispensable voice in the fight against the leftist/islamic alliance.

He asks a rather pertinent question:

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... only thing is, I've been asking myself the same since about 25 years, if not more...


Saturday, April 01, 2017


Men at Work with Overkill. From the 1983 album Cargo.

Aussie pop/rockband, formed in Melbourne in 1978 by Colin Hay (lead vocals), Ron Strykert (guitar), and Jerry Speiser (drums); soon thereafter they were joined by John Rees (bass guitar) and Greg Ham (keyboard, flute). Defunct since 2002.

Coldplay with What If. Album X&Y (2005).

Chris Martin is an idiot and I don't want to know what he did behind his ex Gwyneth Paltrow's back, but Parachutes was promising, A Rush of Blood to the Head was brilliant, X&Y was very good. And that was that.




From the NOAA Archives:

"The Arctic seems to be warming up. Reports from fisherman, seal hunters, and explorers who sail the seas about Spitzbergen and the eastern Arctic, all point to a radical change in climatic conditions, and hitherto underheard-of high temperatures in that part of the earth’s surface.

In August, 1922, the Norwegian Department of Commerce sent an expedition to Spitzbergen and Bear Island under the leadership of Dr. Adolf Hoel, lecturer on geology at the University of Christiania. Its purpose was to survey and chart the lands adjacent to the Norwegian mines on those islands, take soundings of the adjacent waters, and make other oceanographic investigations.

Ice conditions were exceptional. In fact, so little ice has never before been noted. The expedition all but established a record, sailing as far north as 81° 29′ in ice-free water. This is the farthest north ever reached with modern oceanographic apparatus.

The character of the waters of the great polar basic has heretofore been practically unknown. Dr. Hoel reports that he made a section of the Gulf Stream at 81° north latitude and took soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters. These show the Gulf Stream very warm, and it could be traced as a surface current till beyond the 81st parallel. The warmth of the waters makes it probable that the favorable ice conditions will continue for some time.

In connection with Dr. Hoel’s report, it is of interest to note the unusually warm summer in Arctic Norway and the observations of Capt. Martin Ingebrigsten, who has sailed the eastern Arctic for 54 years past. He says that he first noted warmer conditions in 1918, that since that time it has steadily gotten warmer, and that to-day the Arctic of that region is not recognizable as the same region of 1868 to 1917.

Many old landmarks are so changed as to be unrecognizable. Where formerly great masses of ice were found, there are now often moraines, accumulations of earth and stones. At many points where glaciers formerly extended far into the sea they have entirely disappeared."

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Is there global warming? I guess there is. Around 0.6 degrees Centigrades since 1950.

Last summer, I was in the Austrian Alps, more precisely the Hohe Tauern, where I climbed Grossglockner with two buddies. We started out from the Glocknerhaus, a relatively Spartan hotel near the Margaritzespeicher. Up the valley we could see what remained of the Pasterze Glacier below Grossglockner. There is indeed not much left.

However... behind the hotel there's a photo display consisting of some 5 or 6 billboard-like info panels with photos dating back to the 1860s or so.

On these displays you could clearly see that before the end of the 19th century, the retreat of the Pasterze Glacier had already begun... although the CO2 output of the world's industries was but a tiny fraction - perhaps as little as 2% - of what it is now. Make it 2%, for the sake of the argument.

Am I to believe that the Alpine glaciers started retreating because of 2 per cent of today's CO2 output?

I won't.


Friday, March 31, 2017


Via Gates of Vienna, a brilliant speech by a brilliant leader: Hungarian PM Viktor Orban yesterday in La Valetta, Malta, where he adressed an EPP Congress, a convening of European center-right parties to which Fidesz, Orban's party, belongs:

And a big thumbs up for Vlad Tepes, for subtitling the whole speech!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Carefully selected for you oh Dear Audience by:

a.) Me:

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b.) Myself:

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c.) I:

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Stolen without permission from The Chive.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Via our Comrade-in-arms Vlad Tepes over at Vladtepesblog, an excellent video with an inspiring speech by Father Guy Pagès, a priest in the Diocese of Paris:

Such a breath of fresh air after all the mush lipservice to the International Left of so many high-ranking clergymen, first and foremost the current Pope himself!

Father Pagès is the man behind the site Islam et Vérité [Islam and Truth - MFBB]. Go take a look and offer him some encouragement!


Monday, March 27, 2017


Via PI News, March 26, 2017:

"Ein Drittel der rund 60.000 Einwohner der nordfranzösischen Stadt Clichy-la-Garenne sind Anhänger des Mord- und Gewaltkults Islam und wie überall wo sich die Rechtgläubigen ausbreiten versuchen sie, gerne auch aggressiv, ihre Interessen durchzusetzen. In Frankreich erfolgt das, wie bei uns auch oftmals, mit Hilfe sozialistischer Politiker. So auch in Clichy, dort hatte 2013 ein sozialistischer Bürgermeister der islamischen Gemeinde die temporäre Nutzung eines leerstehenden stadteigenen Gebäudes als Moschee erlaubt. Diese Vereinbarung wurde 2015 von der damals neu gewählten Mitte-Rechts-Stadtregierung gekündigt, weil darin eine Bibliothek geplant war. Die Moslems weigerten sich, das Haus galt von da an als besetzt. Am Mittwoch wurde die im November beschlossene Räumung nun durchgesetzt. Die Aggressions-Gläubigen reagierten mit Kampfbeten und Gewalt gegen die Polizei."


"A third of the around 60,000 inhabitants of the northern French city Clichy-la-Garenne are members of the Murder- and Violence Cult islam and, as everywhere, the followers of the True Faith try to further their interests, if possible using violence. In France they receive help, just like in Germany, from socialist politicians. And so it was that in 2013 in Clichy a socialist mayor allowed the islamic community to temporarily use a vacated building, property of the city, as a mosque. In 2015 the center-right city council, freshly voted in, announced that the building would be refurbished as a library. The muslims refused to vacate the building, from then on it has been occupied. On Wednesday the authorities made true on their promise to force them out [so that the refurbishment could begin - MFBB]. The aggressive faithful reacted with war prayers and violence against police."

So these assholes were offered a TEMPORARY use of a government building. The key word is temporary. If the authorities in my hometown would offer me temporary use of some storage building because of my beautiful eyes or whatever and because at the given moment they have no use for it, it would be crystal clear to me that the moment they actually need it, it's time to pack.

Not so muslims.

You give them a finger, they take an arm. Or rather, you loan them a finger, they think they have a right to your arm. It's a perfect illustration of the mindset of these lowlives. Once they've been inside, it's their property.

It is imperative that we understand that many if not most of them now consider EUROPE ITSELF as their property - for the mere reason they are here already.

More images of the usurpers:

Courtesy our 'friends' the socialists of course.

More at Gates of Vienna:

Some stills. Here are the men praying the streets. If this were you or me, obstructing traffic like that, we would be fined. Not so the invaders:

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Behind the men, their sad unattractive sacks of women, their role effectively reduced to breeding hens, also "pray":

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The nightmare of islam is engulfing Europe, and it can only end in violence and bloodshed.

If you are a White European, and no traitor to your people, prepare to defend yourself and take the fight to the enemy.


Sunday, March 26, 2017


A powerful account of Europe's seemingly irresistible slide towards islamization by The Gatestone Institute's Giulio Meotti:

"Do civilizations die from outside or inside? Is their disappearance the result of external aggression (war, natural disasters, epidemics) or of an internal erosion (decay, incompetence, disastrous choices)? Arnold Toynbee, in the last century, was adamant: "Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder".

"The contemporary historian of ancient Greece and ancient Rome saw their civilisations begin their decline and fall, both the Greeks and the Romans attributed it to falling birth rates because nobody wanted the responsibilities of bringing up children," said Britain's former chief rabbi, Lord Sacks.

Everywhere in Europe there are signs of a takeover. Muslim students now outnumber Christian students in more than 30 British church schools. One Anglican primary school has a "100 percent Muslim population". The Church of England estimated that about 20 of its schools have more Muslim students than Christian ones, and 15 Roman Catholic schools have majority Muslim students. In Germany as well, there are fears of a massive Muslim influx into the school system, and German teachers are openly denouncing the threat of a "ghettoization".

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France saw 34,000 fewer babies born last year than in 2014, a new report just found. The number of French women having children has reached its lowest level in 40 years. A low fertility rate has become a plague all over Europe: "In 1995 only one country, Italy, had more people over 65 than under 15; today there are 30 and by 2020 that number will hit 35." Welcome to the "Greying of Europe".

Additionally, if it were not for Muslim women, France would have an even lower birth rate: "With a fertility rate of 3.5 children per woman, the Algerians contribute significantly to the growth of the population in France", wrote the well-known demographer Gérard-François Dumont.[1]

Thanks to Muslim migrants, Sweden's maternity wards are busy these days.[2]

In Milan, Italy's financial center, Mohammed is the top name among newborn babies. The same is true in London, in the four biggest Dutch cities and elsewhere in Europe, from Brussels to Marseille. It is Islam, not Christianity, that now saturates Europe's landscape and imagination.

Meanwhile, Europe's leaders are almost all childless. In Germany, Angela Merkel has no children, as British prime minister Theresa May and one of France's leading presidential candidates, Emmanuel Macron. As Europe's leaders have no children and no reason to worry about the future (everything ends with them), they are now opening Europe's borders to keep the continent in a demographic equilibrium. "I believe Europeans should understand that we need migration for our economies and for our welfare systems, with the current demographic trend we have to be sustainable", said Federica Mogherini, the European Union representative for foreign affairs.

The Battle of Tours in 732 was the high-water point of the Muslim tide in Western Europe. If Christians had not won, "perhaps," wrote Edward Gibbon, "the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Mahomet". Does that sound familiar these days?

Islamists take culture and history more seriously than the Westerners do. Recently, in Paris, an Egyptian terrorist tried to strike the great museum, the Louvre. He planned to deface the museum's artwork, he said, because "it is a powerful symbol of French culture". Think about an Islamic extremist shouting "Allahu Akbar" while slashing the Mona Lisa. This is the trend we need to start reversing."

Mr Meotti might have added the Dutch PM, Mark Rutte, who is even a bachelor (to the best of my knowledge, there's not even a woman in his life). And alas, even Geert Wilders, though he has a girlfriend, is childless. Though in all honesty, with the life that he is leading, surrounded by bodyguards for some thirteen years now, it must be nearly impossible to raise children.

In my own private circle, the number of bachelors and people who, although in a relationship, have deliberately decided not to have children, is simply astounding.

I don't know anymore what's wrong with my "fellow" Europeans.

I fear that actually, I'm in the process of starting to hate them...

... hate them for squandering our heritage, for ridiculing what made us great, for denying what we have achieved, for demonizing what we stood for, and for throwing away our future.


Hate them.


Saturday, March 25, 2017


Kate Bush with Wow. Album Lionheart (1978).

What a voice! Her soprano is described as encompassing between 3.17 and 4 octaves. Respectable, but still way less than the record holder, who seems to be Axl Rose. As for the lyrics in this song, I never knew what the vaseline was for, until I found out it's got something to do with sex (yeah I'm a genius), and indeed, in the original video at about the 2:19 mark she's patting her behind. Wow. I'd never have guessed that from Kate.

Moby with Slipping Away. Album Hotel (2005).

If you ever wondered why he's called Moby, his real name is Richard Melville Hall, and Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick, is his great-great-great-grand uncle. Maybe Ole Herman had a premonition that little Richard would turn out to be a dick.

Goede nacht.


Friday, March 24, 2017


Via Frontpage Mag, a compelling article from Ann Coulter:

"Liberals are ecstatic that a judge in Hawaii is writing immigration policy for the entire country, and that policy is: We have no right to tell anyone that he can't live in America. (Unless they're Christians -- those guys we can keep out.)

As subtly alluded to in the subtitle of Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, the goal of liberals is for the poor of the world to have a constitutional right to come here whenever they want.

I can't help but notice that the Third Worlders aren't moving to liberals' neighborhoods.

After nearly 1 million Rwandans were murdered by other Rwandans in 1994, our government asked itself: Why not bring more of this fascinating Rwandan culture to America? Ten thousand of them poured in. So far, nearly 400 have been convicted in the United States of lying on visa applications about their role in the genocide.

And that's why we have to tighten our belt, America! Massive international investigations don't come cheap.

Almost every immigration case is a con, something we find out every time there's a San Bernardino shooting and half the family turns out to have scammed our immigration officials. One hundred percent of the "humanitarian" cases are frauds.

Earlier this month, Rwanda's Gervais Ngombwa was convicted for lying on his immigration application by claiming to have been a victim of the 1994 genocide. In fact, he was a well-known perpetrator -- even featured in Rwandan newspaper articles as a leader of the genocide.

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For most of the last two decades, Ngombwa has been living in Iowa with his wife and eight children in a house built by Habitat for Humanity -- because no Americans need houses. He came to the authorities' attention a couple years ago by setting that house on fire after a domestic dispute, then filing a fraudulent $75,000 insurance claim.

Another Rwandan genocidalist living in America was featured in Adios, America: Beatrice Munyenyezi, granted refugee status as an alleged victim of the genocide, even though she, too, had helped orchestrate it.

Munyenyezi was living safely in Kenya when she applied for a refugee visa to America. The welfare is way better here. And, luckily for us, she had a "chronic medical condition" that required constant attention from a New Hampshire hospital.

Hesham Mohamed Hadayet arrived in the U.S. on a tourist visa, then immediately applied for "asylum" on the grounds that he was persecuted in Egypt -- for being a member of an Islamic terrorist group.

Being a member of a noted terrorist group cannot be used to block you from coming to America, thanks to Barney Frank's 1989 amendment to the Immigration and Naturalization Act, because liberals love this country so very, very much. Being a talented neurosurgeon from Switzerland, however, is disqualifying.

Hadayet's refugee application wasn't denied until he'd already been living here for three years. When he was called in for a visa overstay hearing, he didn't show up, and the INS didn't bother looking for him. After allowing Hadayet to mill about America for another year, our government granted him permanent residency and a work permit.

On the Fourth of July following the 9/11 attack, Hadayet shot up the El Al ticket counter at the Los Angeles International Airport. I guess the Egyptians were right!

As bodies were being cleared away from the ticket counter, including Hadayet's, his wife blamed America for the attack, denying her husband had anything to do with it. "He is a victim of injustice," she explained. "In America, they hate Islam and Arabs after Sept. 11.”

At least immigrants are grateful.

Immigration bureaucrats are so determined to transform America without anyone seeing what they're doing that the INS initially refused to release Hadayet's file to congressional investigators, in order to protect his "privacy.”

Of course, anybody could miss Egypt's designating someone a terrorist. And maybe the INS's test for Rwandan "refugees" is: Would this person be able to convince Rolling Stone magazine that "Haven Monahan" raped her?

How about Rasmea Yousef Odeh? She waltzed into America after having been convicted and imprisoned in Israel for a supermarket bombing that left two Hebrew University students dead, and also for the attempted bombing of the British consulate in Israel.

She was released in a prisoner exchange -- whereupon Odeh made a beeline for the U.S.

True, Odeh wasn't subjected to the Inquisition-like vetting accorded the humanitarian cases, like the Boston Marathon bombers (we were warned by Russia), Hadayet (we were warned by Egypt) or the Blind Sheik (same).

But how did our immigration authorities miss a CONVICTION FOR BOMBING IN ISRAEL?

Apart from the terrorism, welfare and fraud, what great things did any of them do for our country?

Ngombwa was a custodian at the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Iowa, a job that, evidently, no American would do. Munyenyezi had a job as an advocate for refugees -- just one of the many jobs being created by immigrants. Hadayet ran a failing limousine company and was $10,000 in debt. Odeh was an unemployed waitress and a Palestinian grievance activist. Recently, she's been heavily involved in anti-Trump, anti-white male protests, because who doesn't like incessant Third World unrest?"

As if to underscore Ms Coulter's point, here's an exerpt from American Thinker's Thomas Lifson: "NEBRASKA DEMS WELCOME REFUGEES WITH VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS"

"The Nebraska Democratic Party is welcoming refugees with open arms, welcome baskets … and voter registration forms.

A donation drive organized by the NDP collected some 50 gift baskets for refugees. Each contained items like diapers and kitchen utensils, a welcome letter from the Nebraska Democratic Party signed by its chairwoman Jane Kleeb, and a voter registration form, according to a video posted to Facebook by the Nebraska Democratic Party.

The video, posted Saturday March 18, discusses the details of the “Refugee Welcome Basket” project and was recorded at the Nebraska Democratic Party’s Spring Meeting."

Can it get any crazier? Here's a still:

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Wow, that's taking gerrymandering to an entirely new level. Look at that stupid bitch, just LOOK at her: Madam Jane Kleeb, chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic party, by all means WANTS unvetted, semi-literate (at best), unqualified Third Worlders who have never participated in, much less understood, a democratic process, to participate in... a democratic process.

Even if that risks having the likes of Mr Ngombwa, or the chaps who set that Jordanian pilot alight in his cage, or drug cartel assassins who butchered 43 students and set them on fire...

... have a say in politics in Nebraska.

It's been said a million times before on this blog, but just in case you didn't get the message yet:



Thursday, March 23, 2017


Over at Cambrian Dissenters, Daniel Thomas exposes the gender insanity which has western politics and society in its grip:

"Central to the globalists plan to downgrade then ultimately destroy America and the Judeo-Christian world is their debasing of morality and eradicating traditional family life.

Gender fascism is being ruthlessly deployed to force acceptance of depravity and perversion not only on adults but onto children as well.

The modus operandi of the global elite never changes no matter what issue they are forcing the people to accept.

Firstly brief the like-minded activists and apparatchiks they have infiltrated into every facet of public life from government and industry to sport, entertainment and education.

Secondly, prepare the bought-and-paid-for mainstream media for an onslaught of propaganda.

Thirdly, get the smears and insults ready to hurl at anyone who voices disagreement or a contrary opinion.

Fourthly, brainwash children and the emotionally immature by taking their propaganda into kindergartens, grade schools, colleges and universities.

Giving mentally disturbed people and perverts the right to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with is just plain wrong; it leaves young girls, and young boys for that matter, vulnerable to pedophiles and predators who are unable to control their urges and incurable according to medical opinion.

The propaganda machine, as represented by sick media whore Chris Cuomo of CNN, is playing its part. Following orders from his paymasters he questioned the state of mind of a twelve year old girl and accused her father of being overprotective and intolerant should she be disturbed by seeing a mans penis in the bathroom. (See here)

In their ongoing crusade to downgrade and destroy western civilization the global elite are portraying what are obviously serious mental illnesses and personality disorders as normal and natural while smearing anyone who disagrees.

Accepting gender choice and self-identification is nothing to do with compassion, inclusion, equality or anything else; it’s everything to do with destroying the sanctity of nature and of nature’s God by erasing the creation and finality of two genders, male and female, and in some cases they are debasing the human being itself.

This in turn destroys the sanctity of marriage along with traditional family life and ultimately western society. Despite all the attempts by the elite to force acceptance of immoral, unnatural human behavior as normal, marriage will always be between a man and a woman and traditional family life will always be the bedrock of civilized society.

The issue of gender dysfunction has been around since time immemorial but the recent high profile case of Bruce Jenner was seized upon by the elitists to progress their agenda to destroy the traditional way of life in the west.

No matter titles are bestowed upon him or any surgery he undergoes, Bruce Jenner never will be a woman just as white race cheat Rachel Dalzell will never be a black woman, Chloe Jennings-White will never be a paraplegic in the normal sense and Vinnie Ohh will never be a genderless alien.

Rachel Dalzell was the white lady who passed herself off as a black woman to the point where she held a post in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (NAACP). Even her parents claimed she desperately needed psychological help, to no avail..."

As Mr Thomas rightly remarks: "The gentleman pictured below belongs in a mental institution where he can get help not in a ladies bathroom where young girls may be present."

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For another fine specimen which will contribute greatly to the struggle against the West's demographic deline, see here.

There's more.

If you have the stomach for it, that is.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Via the BAF website:

Belgian Secdef Steven Vandeput and several MP's had arranged to be present when the F-16 which logged the 7,000th flying hour since OCT 2014 landed on the Jordanian AFB whence the BAF detachment operates. In a first phase, the Belgian jets only conducted anti-IS missions over Iraq. Since July of 2016, they also fly missions over Syria. The total of missions over both countries since July 1, 2016 is 326, accounting for some 3,400 flying hours. Of those 326 missions, some 45 per cent were 'kinetic', meaning ordnance was dropped.

The pilot who logged the 7,000th hour, had just completed a 5-hour flight. I suppose he was refuelled once.

Some stills since all those videos disappear after a couple of months:

Vandeput (N-VA) is the guy in the center, in the dark blue blazer. He has vowed to bring the defence budget to 1.9 per cent of GNP in some three years, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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In other news, the Belgian government finally gave the green light for the procurement procedure which will lead to the F-16's replacement after some 35 years of faithful service in the Belgian Air Force. Via The Brussels Times:

"Appropriate cabinet ministers including the Prime Minister, Charles Michel, gave the Defence Minister, Steven Vandeput (of the New Flemish Alliance) the authority to send out invitations to tender. In government jargon these are known as “Requests for Governmental Proposals” - RfGPs).

These will be sent to five Government contractors, three European and two American. Each are offering to provide a different aircraft for this contract, with an initial total value of 3.59 billion euros.

It is thought that the total cost of the programme may come to some 15 billion euros throughout the future anticipated lifetime of the fighter, likely to be 40 years.

This invitation to tender, originally hoped by the military to be undertaken by the beginning of 2015, is eagerly awaited by the five manufacturers in contention. These are the American companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault, the Swedish Saab and British BAE Systems. They are respectively offering the F/A-18F Super Hornet, the F-35 Lightning II, the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, the Rafale F3R, the Saab JAS 39 Gripen E/F and the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Mr Vandeput recently mentioned that his intention and that of the government was still to sign the purchase contract “in the second half” of next year. This will be after the analysis of tenders which, to be successful, will need to contain an economic component.

The Military Procurement Committee had last week given the green light to starting the procurement procedure, but had done so within conditions which the opposition denounced as lacking transparency."

~ Lars Andersen, The Brussels Times

I sincerely hope the venerable F-16's successor will be the F-35. I recall that when I was a student in Ghent more than 30 years ago, two of the other competitors, the Gripen and Rafale, were already operational. The Super Hornet is essentially a 4th Gen design, which entered service in the mid-nineties. If it is not the F-35, I hope it will at least be the Eurofighter Typhoon, the fifth contender in the race.

Not choosing the F-35 would not be a smart move, given the fact that with every passing year, the defence policies of Belgium and The Netherlands get more aligned. Certainly the top brass in both countries' militaries have expressed a desire to see the F-35 enter BAF service, espcially since the Dutch already operate the plane. The current operation in Jordan is a case in point of the desirability of operating the same jets.

Belgium never belonged to the pan-national JSF consortium like The Netherlands and a host of other countries did, courtesy the fierce opposition of our 'friends' the socialists and greens, SP.a/Groen! and Parti Socialiste/Ecolo alike. But it's not too late to correct that error.



Via PI News:

"Am Samstagnachmittag kam es in einem Einkaufszentrum in der Dessauer Innenstadt zu für noch nicht an die tägliche Gewalt in unseren Straßen gewöhnte Bürger erschreckenden Szenen. Zwei syrische VIP-Gäste der Kanzlerin stachen auf zwei Deutsche ein. Die deutschen Opfer waren in Begleitung von zwei Frauen unterwegs gewesen und aus bisher noch nicht geklärten Gründen war es zum Streit mit den Syrern gekommen. Auf schreibt ein User, die Männer hätten versucht ihre Frauen zu verteidigen. Die Auseinandersetzung eskalierte erst in einer Pfeffersprayattacke gegen die Deutschen. Die ließen sich aber wohl nicht so leicht einschüchtern und so wurden die Messer gezogen. Die Auseinandersetzung setzte sich dann auf der Straße fort und gipfelte darin, dass die Syrer zustachen. Die Polizei konnte die beiden bereits aktenkundigen im Alter von 17 und 23 Jahren festnehmen. Die Opfer mussten im Krankenhaus notärztlich versorgt werden. Einkaufsbummel, Samstagnachmittag in Merkeldeutschland."


"On Saturday afternoon in a shopping center in Dessau's inner city, terrible scenes took place our citizens are not yet used to. Two of our Chancellor's Syrian VIP guests knifed two Germans. The German victims had been underway in the company of two women and for reasons as yet unknown a fight with the Syrians ensued. On a user writes that the men had tried to defend their wives. The brawl escalated when the Syrians used pepperspray against the Germans. This did not deter them and then the Syrians started using knives. The fight continued outside on the street and ended with the Syrians wounding the Germans. Police could arrest both Syrians, who appeared to be 17 and 23 years old. The victims had to be taken asap to ER. Just a shopping afternoon in Merkel's Germany."

Expect more. Much more.


Sunday, March 19, 2017


Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), a native of Nuremberg, was an immensely gifted German Renaissance artist who excelled in paintings, drawings and woodcuts and who was an early printmaker. Around 1500 he had already achieved immortal fame by producing three series of relgiously inspired woodcuts: The Apocalypse (1498), the Large Woodcut Passion cycle (ca. 1497–1500), and the Life of the Virgin (1500). In 1504 the engraving Adam and Eve followed, and a decade later the so-called Master Engravings (Meisterstiche), some kind of a triptych consisting of Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in His Study (1514), and Melancholia I (1514), see below.

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Knight, Death and the Devil.

The ubiquitous symbolism in this engraving (for which Duerer used a so-called burin, a "cold chisel, to scratch a copper plate and thus making a printing plate) has been the subject of many discussions. It seems to be clear however that the theme is an allusion to the well-known Psalm 23 verse: "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;" And the Knight might indeed be leading his horse through a valley, given the elevated position of the castle above. Notice also Duerer's initials and the date on the plaque in the left corner below.

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Saint Jerome in his Study.

... which is a rather loose translation from the original Der heilige Hieronymus im Gehäus. Saint Jerome is seated at his desk engrossed in intellectual labor. Perhaps he is shown translating the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate)? Of note are also the dog, an animal often found in Duerer's work, to symbolize loyalty; and the lion is of course the animal from the famous Biblical tale.

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Melencolia I.

This work too bursts with symbolism. It is first and foremost a homage to knowledge and mathematics, and geometry. Notice the truncated rhombohedron, a geometrical body known as Duerer's solid. The dog is again present, though it is not clear why it is so emaciated. The hourglass is a reminder that time is running out, and a further memento mori is the barely visible human skull in the rhombohedron. The melancholy reflections are probably inspired by the death of Duerer's mother, Barbara Holper, in the same year as he made Melencolia (1514).

But, what is most striking is the Magical Square:

Whether you add up the numbers along the rows, or the columns, or the diagonals, the result is always 34. Not only that, but if you add up the four corner squares, or the four quadrants, or even the center four squares, you also arrive at 34! Further proof of Duerer's sheer genius is offered by the fact that this arrangement even allows for integrating the date of the work in the center two squares of the bottom row (15 and 14)... and because the 4 to the left below corresponds with the fourth letter of the alphabet, "D", while the "1" to the right below stands of course for an "A"! The man was even able to sneak his initials in!

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Albrecht Duerer. Will we be able to protect his immense and invaluable heritage?


Saturday, March 18, 2017


Faith No More with Easy. From the famous 1992 album Angel Dust.

Fox News's Greg Gutfeld is recorded as saying sometime last year: "You’re either a Faith No More fan, or a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan. You cannot love Mike Patton and Anthony Kiedis, because they are two different people. You have to love Mike Patton, you cannot love Anthony Kiedis. So that is why the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the worst band in the universe, because Faith No More is the greatest band in the universe."

Which proves that even Gutfeld is sometimes wrong. I like both bands. Though in all honesty, Kiedis is a bigger *ss than Patton imho.

Hans Zimmer with Leave No Man Behind. From the 2002 soundtrack of Black Hawk Down. To be sure, there were also a number of other musicians involved (Wesson, Pereira, Eastman...)

I consider Black Hawk Down, based on Mark Bowden's book of the same name, one of the greatest war movies I saw so far. I have some problem assessing the personality of the film's director and producer, Sir Ridley Scott. But more on that later.



Friday, March 17, 2017


The delirious and deranged dictator of the Bosphorus has basically exhorted the millions-strong Turkish diaspora in Western Europe to take over the continent through demographics. What the Ottoman Empire could never accomplish with military means, its descendant now wants to try it via the wombs of Turkish women already living here. Via Breitbart:

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"Turkey and Europe are locked in a bitter spat after Germany and the Netherlands blocked Turkish ministers from holding rallies to campaign for a ‘yes’ vote in next month’s referendum on expanding Erdogan’s powers.

Erdogan has repeatedly accused EU states of behaving like Nazi Germany over what he sees as discrimination against Turks, in comments that have caused outrage across the continent.

“From here I say to my citizens, I say to my brothers and sisters in Europe… Educate your children at better schools, make sure your family live in better areas, drive in the best cars, live in the best houses,” said Erdogan.

“Have five children, not three. You are Europe’s future.”

“This is the best answer to the rudeness shown to you, the enmity, the wrongs,” he added in a televised speech in the city of Eskisehir, south of Istanbul.

Some 2.5 million Turkish citizens resident in Europe are eligible to vote in elections in their homeland. But millions more people living in EU states have Turkish origins."

And what will Europe's answer be to this invasion of Young Turks? Why, change children's sex!!!

Also via Breitbart:

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"Louise Frisén, child psychiatrist at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, told Aftonbladet that in 2016, the gender investigation team saw 197 children who were interested in ‘transitioning’ to becoming the opposite sex.

“There’s a 100 per cent increase in numbers each year, and the people we’re seeing are younger and younger and more and more children are coming at very young ages,” she said, adding that “the increase is identical on the adult side of things, too,” she said.

Chief of Karolinska University Hospital’s gender identity team, Cecilia Dhejne, said the rise in children unhappy with having been born male or female reflects “greater openness” in Swedish society, but warned that resources are overstretched.

“The problem in Sweden is that there’s a long wait for young people, both for initiating an investigation into their gender identity and then also for the different parts of treatment across the country after that.”

“It is worrying”, said the Stockholm-based sexologist, cautioning that “having to wait in a queue can worsen the mental health of transgender people”.

“It’s sad on an individual level when people feel bad about themselves, and on a wider level it’s much better that young people are able to get started with their lives so they can contribute to society,” said Ms. Dhejne.

Sweden’s Public Health Minister Gabriel Wikström said: “It is totally unacceptable that there are deficiencies in care for transgender people at every stage of treatment.”

He told Aftonbladet the government had appointed a commission to investigate waiting times and gaps in care across the country, the results of which will be ready by October."

Hold that for a second. So the MINISTER for Public Health concludes that it is "totally unacceptable that there are deficiencies in care for transgender people at every stage of treatment!!!” Talk about having your priorities straight when your cities are turning into a war zone and are flooded by Third Worlders while a Turkish dictator is encouraging Turkish broads abroad to have FIVE children, and you know what, that's no message that will fall on deaf ears!

A couple of years back, after the great glorious inroads of gay marriage had been obtained in homo-smitten Europe, there was talk about what the next step would be. Many a rightwing pundit was of the opinion that threesome, or foursome, or multisome marriages would be the next "best" thing.

They were wrong. It was making sex changes mainstream.

It is truly UNBELIEVABLE that our politicians sing along with the lunatic mantra that your sex is something that can be changed surgically. It cannot. If you are born with a penis, you are a man. Have you got a womb and a vagina, you're a woman. Yes, there are clinics where they can stick something resembling a flaccid looking sausage to your body if you are convinced you were born a male in the body of female. But trust me, it's bogus. What people in such a situation need is decent counsel and therapy, a listening ear. It's sad. It's bad. We must acknowledge that some of us indeed find themselves in a gender-confused situation. But telling them they can solve their problems by mutilating themselves is NOT the solution. And that's clear to normal people.

Far too many of us, however, are no longer ruled by normal people. In my own country Belgium, State Secretary for Equal Chances Elke Sleurs has doctored a proposal of law, soon to be debated in Parliament, that would allow persons to officially change their sex WITHOUT having to undergo surgery. So that if you feel like a hot chick in a dockworker's body, it suffices to identify as a female to have the "M" on your passport changed to "F"!!!

Our insane politicians naturally enjoy the full and enthusiastic support of the cultural sector, the educational departments, and the media. Day in day out our impressionable youths are bombarded with series promoting the gay lifestyle, using drugs, sex for preteens and what not. Oh, and of course, muslims are SO cool!!! Take 'Skam' [shame - MFBB] for instance, a Norwegian series that, in the words of leftist rag The Guardian:

"... The show’s episodes, which range from 20 to 50 minutes, slowly reveal the world of a group of 16-year-olds in an Oslo high school, with clips posted at the time of day the events are supposed to be happening. It’s already three seasons deep (all are available online via NRK’s site), with each series focusing on a particular teenager from a group of makeshift friends. Eva, the protagonist of season one, has doubts about her boyfriend Jonas’s commitment to her; in season two Noora deals with her feelings for hard-to-read alpha male William; and in season three Isak comes to terms with his own sexuality. It may not sound that revolutionary, but it’s the frankness and calmness with which these subjects are dealt with that make Skam something special...

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... "Vilde’s constant foot-in-mouth comments around Sana, a confident, nonchalant Muslim girl, are treated as low-hanging fruit, with Sana knocking back cliche after cliche about how Muslims are perceived by some in Norway rather than descending into a pit of despair. Likewise, Isak’s story begins as one we think we’ve seen before, the best friend of the confident kid (in this case, Jonas), who might finally find his feet. But that trope is destroyed by the end of the first season when it becomes clear something else is going on. Subtle hints are dropped about storylines throughout, but with so much to keep an eye on, it’d be hard for a sub-Reddit plot predictor to call most of these twists.""

Blah blah blah etc etc etc. Been there read that a million times. Last time when watching a clip from the Bundesbahn, jawohl, the German Railroad System. Enjoy the following clip which offers conclusive proof that Biodeutsche are Ignorant Bigots but MAN, those muslim girls are SMART!!!!

Makes you wonder why all the countries they come from are hellholes. Weird huh, what with them having on hand the biggest reservoir of smart chicks on the planet. Maybe it's got something to do with the trains of the Hindu Kush Bahn or Yemen Rail not running on time?

Anyway, every time you think Europe cannot sink any lower you're in for a surprise. And it is no different this time. Goatfucker Erdogan exhorts the millions of Turkish women in Western Europe to lay back, open their legs wide, think of the Ottoman Empire and make babies à volonté.

Meanwhile, the dwindling white population of Europe marvels at the Wonders and Joys of ramming dicks in anuses and cute girls exploring each other's vaginas... sexual techniques which have proven to be SO very successful at keeping a population level. Not!!!

To top things off, young people who should be helped by responsible psychiatrists are told they can cut off their penises and balls/cut out their vaginas and wombs and become the other sex, no problem!!!!

Last but not least, why not help White Europe's catastrophic decline by staying single? Or by rampant abortion? It's a woman's right, isn't it?

If this lunacy does not end soon, all those dynamics will catastrophically change the face of Europe in fifteen to twenty years.


Look at that muslim cunt in the photos above. For some reason, our moral betters seem to think that it will always be like that, veiled women living side by side with liberal broads having fun and thinking they can stay adolescents into their fifties.

The reality is that in twenty years, the proportions are going to be reversed. And Isak, well, Isak will have to be VERY, VERY careful in Norwegistan 2035, lest he's not thrown from Oslo's highhest building.

Over and out here from the Solar System's Biggest Open Air Lunatic Asylum.