Sunday, July 14, 2019

OMEN OF THINGS TO COME: HUNDREDS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OCCUPY PANTHEON IN PARIS, ALGERIAN SOCCER FANS LOOT, DESTROY PROPERTY..

Watch and shudder. This is the future of Europe, brought to you by our corrupt, ignorant, self-loathing spineless cowards of politicians:





I.... admit that I practically want to weep at seeing this beautiful marvel of architecture, adorned with sculptures, paintings and works of art which only came into being through the unfathomable efforts of artists through the ages... this resting place of France's great historical figures...


... being defamed by throngs of Third World madmen who cannot conceivably be employed in modern societies, who possibly cannot even write down without a fault their names, who are uncouth, unshaven, unwashed and know only the concept of entitlement. This is pure horror. How long before they tear down our noble marble statues and slash our precious paintings? It's a nightmare, pure and simple.



Via PI News a key quote:


"Aufgrund einer völlig verantwortungslosen, selbst verschuldeten Bevölkerungsexplosion in Afrika wird es eine niemals endende Völkerwanderung Richtung Europa geben. Gemäß Umfragen wollen bis zu zwei Drittel der Afrikaner nach Europa einwandern. Haben es die „Flüchtlinge“ erst einmal nach Deutschland geschafft, so bleiben sie trotz abgelehnten Asylantrages hier. 2017 führte nur etwa einer von 25 negativen Asylbescheiden zur Heimkehr von Afrikanern."


"The next millions of Africa are already standing in the starting blocks for their journey to Europe. Because of Africa's completely irresponsible population explosion for which it is itself at fault, there will follow a neverending immigration movement towards Europe. According to polls up to two thirds of Africa's want to travel to Europe. Once the "refugees" made it to Germany, they stay here, despite asylum requests answered in the negative. In 2017 only one in 25 (!) of not granted asylum requests led to the repatriation of Africans to their homeland. Every twelve days Africa's population grows by a million!"



As if the catastrophic impact on France's resources of millions of unemployable Africans was not already bad enough, the muslim component of the Third World assault on the country is also taking an increasingly heavy toll. When Algeria won the African Cup of Nations, Algerians in Paris (and possibly elsewhere in France) went on an unprecedented looting rampage, destroying private as well as public property:











In Montpellier, a young Algerian lunatic lost control over his vehicle and mowed down a woman and her child. The woman was killed on the spot, the child seriously injured.

Prayers are asked.

Such are the joys of multiculturalism. As a White European, I watch in horror as our self-inflicted drama unfolds. Meanwhile, the powers responsible for the demise of our beautiful continent - those in politics, almost the entire educational sector, the entire cultural sector as wel as 90 per cent of the media - keep promoting in word and practice the insane ideology of multiculturalism and what is worse, there is a distinct increase in the prosecution of those who do even as much as object to our self-destruction.

These are very bleak times, and worse is to come.



MFBB.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS: "WHAT CAN I DO FOR MY FATHERLAND"?

First off, if you are offended by my using of the term "Fatherland", here's some good advice and then sod off (make sure the door hits your butt very hard on the way out!!!)




Then, via PI News, "Was kann ich tun fuer mein Vaterland?"






Roger Beckamp sits for AfD in the regional parliament of Nordrhein-Westfalen. Lisa Licentia is a Youtube Star, in Germany at least and until the Masters of the Universe dictate otherwise. She is also hot as hell and a redhead to boot. And if you are offended by the wording 'hot as hell' you might need some more advice (wait, you still here?).



MFBB.



Saturday, July 06, 2019

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS: "EX POLICE CHIEF DIONNE MILLER REVEALS BRITISH GOVERNMENT DELIBERATELY ALLOWED MUSLIM GROOMING GANGS TO RAPE CHILDREN."

So Tommy Robinson has been convicted by a kangaroo court to do jailtime for 'contempt of court'.

The powers that be have contempt of truth. This is ex Police Chief Dionne Miller issuing the following statement outside The Old Bailey, during Mr Robinson's retrial:





"The British Government wilfully allowed British children to become prey to Pakistani rape gangs. They issued a blanket ban on investigations."



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Friday, July 05, 2019

THANK ALLAH IT'S FRIDAY!!!

In which Garyx Wormuloid tells us a thing or two about Tarantino's Pulp Fiction:





Amazing how young Bruce Willis still looks. I wonder if this implies that I'm getting older?

Have a nice weekend!



MFBB.


Thursday, July 04, 2019

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY AMERICA!!!




... We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world....




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Wednesday, July 03, 2019

RECOMMENDED READS: WALTER WILLIAMS' "ASSAULT ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION".

Excellent article by Professor Walter Williams, over at Townhall:


"Western civilization was founded on a set of philosophies that focuses strongly on the sanctity of individuals and their power of logic and reason. This belief led to a desire to trust things that could be proven to be true or legitimate, from government to science. Judeo-Christian morality has formed the basis of most Western notions of ethics and behavioral standards. Thus, the attack on Western civilization must begin with the attack on the church and Christian values, and, just as important, the family unit. The reason why the church, Christian values, and family are targets of the left is they want people's loyalty and allegiance to be to the state. The church, Christianity, and the family stand in the way. Let's look at some of the left's agenda.

Joe Biden, criticizing sexual assault, said, "This is English jurisprudential culture, a white man's culture," adding, "It's got to change." The Western world's culture isn't perfect but women fare better under it than any other culture. Just ask yourself: If you're a feminist, in which countries would you like to live? Would it be Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries, China or countries on the African continent, north or south of the Sahara? In those countries, women encounter all kinds of restrictions on liberty. Plus, in at least 30 countries on the African continent, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, female genital mutilation is practiced. You might ask Joe Biden what part of the "white man's culture" needs to be changed.


The greatest efforts to downplay the achievements of Western civilization start at our colleges and universities. An American Council of Trustees and Alumni 2016 study reported that "the overwhelming majority of America's most prestigious institutions do not require even the students who major in history to take a single course on United States history or government." Because of this ignorance, our young people fall easy prey to charlatans, quacks, and liars who wish to downgrade our founders and the American achievement.

In 2012, 2014, and 2015, an ACTA-commissioned survey found that less than 20 percent of college graduates could accurately identify the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. Less than half could identify George Washington as the American general at Yorktown. One-third of college graduates were unaware that FDR introduced the New Deal. Over one-third of the college graduates surveyed could not place the American Civil War in its correct 20-year time frame. Nearly half of the college graduates could not identify correctly the term lengths of U.S. senators and representatives.

The left in our country often suggests that people who stand up for Western civilization are supporting a racial hierarchy. The fact is that the history of the world is one of arbitrary tyrannical abuse and control. Poverty has been the standard fare for a vast majority of mankind. America became the exception to what life was like. That exceptionalism inspired imitators, and our vision of freedom and liberty spread to what has become known as the Western world."



And here come the money quotes:


"Many do not appreciate the fact that freedom and competition in both the marketplace and idea arena unleashed a level of entrepreneurism, risk-taking, and creativity heretofore unknown to mankind. Look at the marketplace of ideas. The Nobel Prize has been awarded to 860 people since its inception in 1901. The prizewinner distribution: Americans (375), United Kingdom (131) Germany (108), France (69) and Sweden (32); that's 83% of Nobel Prizes won. The large majority of other Nobel winners are mostly westerners. I might add that Japan has 27 Nobel Prize winners, but their first winner was awarded in 1949, after WWII led Japan to become more westernized.

There's a reason why the West leads the world in terms of scientific innovation, wealth, and military might and it has little to do with genetics. Instead, it's the environment of freedom, both in the market for goods and in the idea marketplace. Rigorous competition brings out the best in mankind. Leftists and would-be tyrants find Western values offensive."



I think these days it's more obvious than ever what the Left would really like to do the Marketplace of Ideas.


MFBB.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

RECOMMENDED READS: "WE HAVE TEN YEARS TO SAVE THE PLANET!!!"

Well, thirty years ago anyway:


By Peter James Spielmann, June 30, 1989:


"UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP.

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.

As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday.

Coastal regions will be inundated; one-sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a fourth of its 90 million people. A fifth of Egypt’s arable land in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply, according to a joint UNEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study.







″Ecological refugees will become a major concern, and what’s worse is you may find that people can move to drier ground, but the soils and the natural resources may not support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?″ he said.

UNEP estimates it would cost the United States at least $100 billion to protect its east coast alone.

Shifting climate patterns would bring back 1930s Dust Bowl conditions to Canadian and U.S. wheatlands, while the Soviet Union could reap bumper crops if it adapts its agriculture in time, according to a study by UNEP and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Excess carbon dioxide is pouring into the atmosphere because of humanity’s use of fossil fuels and burning of rain forests, the study says. The atmosphere is retaining more heat than it radiates, much like a greenhouse.

The most conservative scientific estimate that the Earth’s temperature will rise 1 to 7 degrees in the next 30 years, said Brown.

The difference may seem slight, he said, but the planet is only 9 degrees warmer now than during the 8,000-year Ice Age that ended 10,000 years ago.

Brown said if the warming trend continues, ″the question is will we be able to reverse the process in time? We say that within the next 10 years, given the present loads that the atmosphere has to bear, we have an opportunity to start the stabilizing process.″

He said even the most conservative scientists ″already tell us there’s nothing we can do now to stop a ... change″ of about 3 degrees.

″Anything beyond that, and we have to start thinking about the significant rise of the sea levels ... we can expect more ferocious storms, hurricanes, wind shear, dust erosion.″

He said there is time to act, but there is no time to waste."



Meanwhile... in the real world... 106 years ago... the 1st of July 1913 saw 100 degree (38°C) temperatures from California to Maine.





Hat tip Real Climate Science.



MFBB.

Monday, July 01, 2019

RECOMMENDED BOOK: "WHY SOCIALISM WORKS", BY HARRISON LIEVESLEY.




Highly recommended by Alexandria, Bernie, Sitting Bullshit and the rest of the Dirty Two Dozen!!!



MFBB.

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: KATIE HOPKINS' 'HOMELANDS'.




At the 12:59 mark you see Gerolf Annemans, MEP (ENF faction) for Vlaams Belang. Long, long before the current crisis Vlaams Belang warned of the grave dangers not only to European identity, but also to its prosperity and safety, as a result of unbridled, mainly islamic immigration.

The bleakest conclusion is at the end of the video, where Katie Hopkins, while acknowledging that European Jews have a homeland to migrate to when everything goes bust, the rest of the autochton population has not.


MFBB.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

TREASON: SQUARE IN AACHEN, GERMANY, RENAMED IN 'MOSQUE SQUARE'.

Via Daily Sabah:





"The name of the square in Eilendorf district of the western German city of Aachen has been changed to "Moscheeplatz (Mosque Square)" with a ceremony held on Tuesday, with an aim of highlighting the importance of tolerance and unity.

The square is home to the Aachen Yunus Emre Mosque, which operates under the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB).

Speaking at the renaming ceremony for the 2,100-square-meter center, Turkey's Consul General in Cologne Ceyhun Erciyes said that by taking this decision, the local authorities showed that the mosque is a beautiful reflection of harmony, integration, tolerance, unity and solidarity.

Erciyes stressed that, in light of the rise in anti-Muslim, anti-migrant hatred that some have incited to divide societies through fear, "We must raise our voices together against those who are fed by fear and hatred, and we must demonstrate our friendship and solidarity as it is here today."

Speaking at the ceremony, Aachen Mayor Marcel Philipp of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Party expressed his gratitude to everyone who contributed to the name-change, noting that renaming streets and squares is not an easy process in Germany.

"I am very happy as the mayor because there is a Mosque Square in our city," he added.

The ceremony was attended by DITIB Secretary General Abdurrahman Atasoy, Chairman of the Mosques Association Abdurrahman Kol, Aachen Police Chief Dirk Weinspach and Eilendorf District Mayor Marianne Conradt, along with various other politicians, representatives of non-governmental organizations and residents of the district."



Uh-huh. Turks highlighting the importance of tolerance and unity. Must be that famous tolerance which reduced the Christian community in their cursed country from 20 per cent of the population to 0.2 per cent in about a century.

While we are at it, via Barenakedislam a video about the growing salafist movement in Germany:





Oh yeah, and I read Turkey will now return the favor and rename a square in Ankara to Cathedral Square, because of the huge beautiful Cathedral currently being built there. Oh, was that on Planet Zeist??! My bad!

Marcel Philipp, Dirk Weinspach, Marianne Conradt: names of traitors to be remembered!



MFBB.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

SATURDAY NIGHT MERCURY REV, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH.

Mercury Rev with Goddess on a Hiway. From the 1998 album Deserter's Songs.





Indie rock band from Buffalo, NY, formed in 1989. Jonathan Donahue (guitar, vocals) is ex The Flaming Lips. He actually wrote this song while still a member of that band.

Hat tip OutlawDaughter.



Crosby, Stills & Nash with Helplessly Hoping. From their debut album Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969).





This song is by far the best thing about the movie Annihilation featuring Nathalie Portman. A g*dawful STINKER of a flick. To be steered clear of.


Good night.



MFBB.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

IN MEMORIAM DYMPHNA.

Two days ago, June 23, I checked out Gates of Vienna, whom I consider to be the guys in the next foxhole in the Counterjihad - not that I want to imply DowneastBlog has the magnitude of GoV - and to my great shock and dismay I read the following in a post written on June 17:


"Dymphna died suddenly last night, or more accurately, early this morning. I took her to the emergency room early in the evening; she had a high fever and a terrible cough. But it didn’t seem like anything that could ever be fatal.

I will be pretty much out of action until at least after the funeral, so this blog is officially on hiatus for a while. I’ll be back, though, when I’m ready to handle things again.

Tipsters are advised not to send any more news feed tips until you see another post appear here besides this one.

I’ve been up all night, so that’s all for now."



Gates of Vienna is, or now rather was, run by the Baron and Dymphna, who happened to be a couple. They have been at the forefront of the Counterjihad for well over a decade, and during all that time their prodigious output has never slacked, at least not that I noticed. GoV is and, hopefully, will continue to be a treasure trove of myriads of facts and anecdotes detailing the seemingly irresistible invasion of our civilized countries by the gruesome death cult that is islam.

I frequented often, commented from time to time, and slowly got acquainted, if only digitally, with the owners, though more so with Dymphna. As fleeting as these contacts were, they sufficed to me to leave a lasting impression of her as a gentle, friendly and deeply caring person. Caring not only about our beautiful civilization, but also caring for her friends and loved ones, above all her soulmate. I have no reason to suppose that their marriage was anything other than a sound and deeply fulfilling one, and as such I can imagine - or rather no, I cannot imagine - the pain the Baron must go through now.

When I checked in again on GoV today I found out the Baron posted a photo of his late spouse, which I will now put up on these pages too. I will readily admit that I did not ask permission for this to the Baron, but something tells me he would approve... as would Dymphna herself. Correction, as Dymphna approves. Gates of Vienna and DowneastBlog were and are partners in the same fight, and besides, this is what Dymphna's husband wrote:


"I buried my wife late yesterday afternoon in the graveyard of our little rural church in Central Virginia. The Episcopalian service was everything that one could have hoped for, and I know that Dymphna was pleased with the liturgy, the music, and the fellowship in the parish hall after the Committal.

A year or two ago, after a discussion about this eventuality, Dymphna gave her assent to the publication of the photo below. It was the only photo of her that she would allow to be posted. It was taken a number of years ago, in happier times."





There follows an immensely touching post by a man torn by grief yet grateful for the time allotted to their union. I suggest you should read it.


Pray for Dymphna and Ned.



MFBB.

ALARMING: MUSLIM EXTREMISTS INFILTRATING FRENCH PUBLIC SERVICES.

Via Breitbart:


"French media have leaked details from a report on Islamic extremism within the French public service, claiming that many in the public sector are concerned about Islamist infiltration.

The new report, which has been compiled by MPs Éric Diard of the conservative Republicans and Éric Poulliat of President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche! (LREM/Republic on the Move), questioned senior officials, researchers, and workers such as police and firefighters about Islamic radicalisation.

According to leaked information from the report given to French news magazine Le Point, many of those interviewed by the MPs expressed concern over the issue, with one of the most poignant stories coming from a trade unionist from the RATP, the company in charge of the public transportation system in Paris. The trade unionist claimed that “premises are forbidden to women in terminals” and added that “practising Muslims are targeting non-practising female believers”.





Police also said that they had difficulty dealing with radicalised officers after they were discovered, citing a lack of legislation to help them dismiss those found to be radicalised.

Last year, it was revealed that a police officer in charge of the security for the staff of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine may have become radicalised after viewing radical Islamist material.

In January 2015, the offices of Charlie Hebdo were attacked by radical Islamic terrorists who killed 12 people, the majority of the victims being staff at the magazine.

In 2017, it was also revealed that despite being on the terror watch list, known in France as the S-File, another individual was able to become a police officer.

Nicolas Lerner, the head of the General Directorate for Internal Security DGSI, France’s domestic intelligence agency, also warned that religious spaces are no longer the only sources of radicalisation and added that educational environments “requires a certain vigilance” in combatting radicalisation."



This is from Le Point Online:





A fire brigade chief was confronted with a muslim fireman who did not function well during emergencies because he was fasting during ramadan. Exasperated, the Chief had to enlisten the help of an imam to try to tell the individual that in this line of work, eating during the day was allowed.


And so it goes on... and on... and on... and on...


And one day you find yourself in a caliphate.



MFBB.

Friday, June 21, 2019

AD OF THE DAY.

For the Norwegian Armed Forces:





Hat tip CDRSalamander. Notice the almost nonexistent PC character of the ad. Best part of it all are the ending shots, with a white heterosexual couple enjoying a moment of intimacy looking out over a marvellous panorama. Because... in the end... that's what it is all about. Life to the fullest, with a (soul)mate, raising offspring (hopefully) and enjoy the opportunities, security and comfort that a modern democracy has to offer. You gotta be proud of, and love a land that can offer its citizens that, and there's nothing shameful or repugnant to show that love and pride.

The Diversity Nazis, of which I am sure the Norwegian Army has enough, must somehow have been asleep or otherwise involved in yoga sessions in the MoD CryRoom when this was sneaked past them.



MFBB.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

WARNING OF THE DAY.

If you are a responsible parent, be forewarned!!!




Hat tip the/pol/principle.



MFBB.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT IN EUROPE GOING CRESCENDO.

Gang violence in France by Jean-Marie, Louis, Xavier, Marie-Hélène, François, Isabelle, Loïc, Hervé and, whooooooooops, sorry, got that list from the Eurovision Song Festival, forget it okay? Anyway, via Filip Dewinter's twitter account:





Via NEE TEGEN MSM, London in the Year of Our Lord 2019 under the reliable stewardship of mayor Sad Dick Khan:





A screenshot from Fouad Boussetta's twitter account showing a cute lineup of muslim first graders on the way to school in the UK:




In The Netherlands, anti-islam activist Edwin Wagensveld from PEGIDA Nederland, was attacked physically when he was distributing flyers near the al-fourqaan mosque in Eindhoven. Watch how our peaceful muslim co-citizens interpret a concept like freedom of expression:





Freedom of speech, this Turk gets it!!! The future of Europe is bright!!!



Progress!!! More immigration please!!!



MFBB.

Monday, June 17, 2019

PHYSICISTS PROPOSE STRUCTURE FOR FIVE-QUARK PARTICLE.

This is interesting. Via Science News:


"Physicists have finally figured out how pentaquarks are built
Scientists pinpoint the structure of the five-quark particles

BY EMILY CONOVER 6:00AM, JUNE 7, 2019

To make a quark quintet, combine a trio and a duo.

Exotic subatomic particles called pentaquarks contain five smaller particles called quarks and antiquarks. But those particles aren’t a simple clump of five constituents rattling around. Instead, the pentaquarks are molecule-like agglomerations of a pair of smaller particles, each of which consists of either three quarks or a quark and an antiquark, scientists report in the June 7 Physical Review Letters.

First spotted in 2015 at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, pentaquarks were unlike anything seen before (SN: 8/8/15, p. 8). All previous known quark-containing particles were either baryons — particles such as protons and neutrons which contain three quarks — or mesons, which consist of one quark and one antiquark. But pentaquarks, with their five component particles, didn’t fit into either of those categories.

“There was no clear picture how these pentaquarks were built,” says particle physicist Tomasz Skwarnicki of Syracuse University in New York, a coauthor of the study.

Some scientists thought that the pentaquarks’ five constituents could mingle on an equal footing. But detailed measurements from the LHCb experiment reveal that the pentaquarks are made from two known particles, a baryon and a meson, stuck together. That finding makes the particles a bit less exotic than had been speculated.

Still, Skwarnicki says, the result reveals new facets of particle physics: Before this result, it wasn’t clear that baryons and mesons could glom onto one another at all."



A quick recap:


In the Standard Model of Elementary Particles there's up and down, charm and strange, and top and bottom quarks:





Protons and neutrons, which form the nuclei of atoms in varying numbers, are composed of three quarks each. In the case of a proton, of two up quarks and one down quark, whereas for a neutron it's one up quark and two down quarks:





A single proton has one elementary charge, determined as recently as this year as 1.602176634×10−19 C (whereby C stands for Coulomb, the SI unit of electric charge; FYI, the charge carried by a constant current of one Ampère in one second).

Up quarks carry two thirds of a (positive) elementary charge and a down quark one third of a negative charge, so that a proton has an electrical charge equal to 2/3 e + 2/3 e - 1/3 e = 4/3 e - 1/3e = 1e.

Similarly, a neutron is electrically neutral since the charge of the one up quark (+ 2/3e) is neutralized by the negative charges of the two down quarks (2/3e - 2 x 1/3e = 0 e).


Protons and neutrons are baryons, from the Greek word for 'heavy' and quite stable. An electron, with a negative charge of minus one elementary charge (-e) is not a baryon but a lepton, from the Greek word for 'light', and indeed, if Outlaw's memory does not betray him, I still hear my old physics teacher say that its mass is about 1/2000th of the mass of a proton. In the meantime, I think I came across a more specific value of 1/1854th or something but whatever, it is much, much lighter than a proton. Within the current model it is not known whether it can be split up further like protons and neutrons and an electron is therefore truly an elemental particle. Electrons too are inherently stable.

Mesons are quite another matter. They are composed of one quark and one antiquark which stick together because of the strong nucelar force (one of the four fundamental interactions). Since quarks have a size, mesons have size too, in effect a diameter of roughly one femtometer (1 x 10 to the minus 15 meter), which is about 1.2 times the size of a proton or neutron. Mesons are inherently unstable, with the longest-lived lasting for only a few hundredths of a microsecond.

And now there's pentaquarks, composed of a baryon and a meson!


(illustration via CERN)


An interesting resume by Dr Don Lincoln:





Fascinating!



MFBB.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

WHEN SEXUAL DEVIANCY BECOMES THE NORM.

A horror story from Brazil, via Mail Online:


By LUKE ANDREWS FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 08:41 BST, 16 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:23 BST, 16 June 2019


A Brazilian mother and her lesbian lover are accused of ripping off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.

Rosana Candido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, also allegedly sewed a fake female sex organ onto the body because he 'wanted to be a girl' before scraping the boy's skin off his face.

They also tried to gouge out his eyes using a knife after mother Candido stabbed her son Rhuan a dozen times.

The child was killed and mutilated at their home in Samambaia, about 20 miles from the capital Brasilia.

The mother ran away with the boy after her father, who lives in Acre, near Peru, lost custody five years ago.









A few quick points:


* the sheer horror of this crime is probably (hopefully) an indicator of it being a statistical outlier. Nevertheless, as LGBT groups worldwide have gone in the offensive to legalize gay marriage and gay adoption, eagerly assisted by leftist and green politicians, expect more of this.

* Since the father lost custody, it may be safely assumed that in Brazil, as elsewhere, courts are stacked dramatically against men.

* As the boy 'wanted to be a girl', one can only imagine the sheer ferocity of the anti-male sentiment to which the poor creature was subjected on a daily basis.



It is of course true that horrible child abuse happens just as well at the hands of heterosexuals. Nevertheless, these are dangers that are 'known' to a large extent, and subsequently can be 'dealt' with to one degree or another.

It's just that, as if this 'known' spectre of child abuse isn't bad enough, it's simply insane to open up a Pandora box of hitherto even more gruesome molestations at the hands of same sex couples. It may be safely assumed that the existence of a biological bond between parent(s) and child(ren) at the very least provides a modicum of protection - however imperfect in the most terrible of cases - due to the DNA-encoded protective tendencies of parents vs offspring.

When a kind of relationships are promoted whereby even that barrier against child abuse is not present, expect big trouble. Yes, in this horrible case there was a relationship mother-son... but not one between Rhuan and the lesbian lover.

In 2010, the 4th Class of Brazil's Superior Court of Justice of Brazil ruled unanimously that same-sex couples have the right to adopt children. Three years later, the Justice's National Council of Brazil, in a 14 to 1 vote, legalized same-sex marriage in the entire country.

And so, in Brazil as elsewhere, as time-tested unions between men and women - however imperfect in some or even many cases - as the best place to raise children in safety are being demolished by a Left that has completely lost its collective mind, expect more abuse of the weakest among us and, as this case illustrates, sometimes even downright horrors.

Prayers are asked for Rhuan.



MFBB.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

SATURDAY NIGHT HANS ZIMMER, BILLY JOEL.

From Hans Zimmer's Dunkirk soundtrack (2017): Two steps from hell - Victory.





Trivia: the Shepard tone.



Billy Joel with Leningrad, from the album Storm Front (1989).





Joel met the Russian clown Viktor Razinov in 1987 while on tour in the USSR. Razinov lost his father during the 900-day Siege of Leningrad.


Good night.


MFBB.


RECOMMENDED READS: RAYMOND IBRAHIM'S "THE 630-YEAR OLD REASON EASTERN EUROPEANS DISLIKE ISLAM."

A telling exerpt from Ibrahim's book Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, via American Thinker:


"Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place today, June 15, exactly 630 years ago today in 1389. It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders, or the ancestors of those many Eastern Europeans today who are resistant to Islam.

Because the jihad is as old as Islam, it has been championed by diverse peoples throughout the centuries — Arabs in the Middle East, Moors (Berbers and Africans) in Spain and Western Europe, etc. Islam's successful entry into Eastern Europe was spearheaded by the Turks, specifically that tribe centered in westernmost Anatolia (or Asia Minor) and thus nearest to Europe, the Ottoman Turks, so-named after their founder, Osman Bey. As he lay dying in 1323, his parting words to his son and successor, Orhan, were for him "to propagate Islam by your arms."

This his son certainly did; the traveler Ibn Batutua, who once met Orhan in Bursa, observed that although the jihadi had captured some one hundred Byzantine fortresses, "he had never stayed for a whole month in any one town," because he "fights with the infidels continually and keeps them under siege." Christian cities fell like dominoes: Smyrna in 1329, Nicaea in 1331, and Nicomedia in 1337. By 1340, the whole of northwest Anatolia was under Turkic control. By now and to quote a European contemporary, "the foes of the cross, and the killers of the Christian people, that is, the Turks, [were] separated from Constantinople by a channel of three or four miles."

By 1354, the Ottoman Turks, under Orhan's son, Suleiman, managed to cross over the Dardanelles and into the abandoned fortress town of Gallipoli, thereby establishing their first foothold in Europe: "Where there were churches he destroyed them or converted them to mosques," writes an Ottoman chronicler. "Where there were bells, Suleiman broke them up and cast them into fires. Thus, in place of bells there were now muezzins."

Cleansed of all Christian "filth," Gallipoli became, as a later Ottoman bey boasted, "the Muslim throat that gulps down every Christian nation — that chokes and destroys the Christians." From this dilapidated but strategically situated fortress town, the Ottomans launched a campaign of terror throughout the countryside, always convinced they were doing God's work. "They live by the bow, the sword, and debauchery, finding pleasure in taking slaves, devoting themselves to murder, pillage, spoil," explained Gregory Palamas, an Orthodox metropolitan who was taken captive in Gallipoli, adding, "and not only do they commit these crimes, but even — what an aberration — they believe that God approves them!"

After Orhan's death in 1360 and under his son Murad I — the first of his line to adopt the title "Sultan" — the westward jihad into the Balkans began in earnest and was unstoppable. By 1371, he had annexed portions of Bulgaria and Macedonia to his sultanate, which now so engulfed Constantinople that "a citizen could leave the empire simply by walking outside the city gates."

Unsurprisingly, then, when Prince Lazar of Serbia (b. 1330) defeated Murad's invading forces in 1387, "there was wild rejoicing among the Slavs of the Balkans. Serbians, Bosnians, Albanians, Bulgarians, Wallachians, and Hungarians from the frontier provinces all rallied around Lazar as never before, in a determination to drive the Turks out of Europe."

Murad responded to this effrontery on June 15, 1389, in Kosovo. There, a Serbian-majority coalition augmented by Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian contingents — twelve thousand men under the leadership of Lazar — fought thirty thousand Ottomans under the leadership of the sultan himself. Despite the initial downpour of Turkic arrows, the Serbian heavy cavalry plummeted through the Ottoman frontlines and broke the left wing; the Ottoman right, under Murad's elder son Bayezid, reeled around and engulfed the Christians. The chaotic clash continued for hours.





On the night before battle, Murad had beseeched Allah "for the favour of dying for the true faith, the martyr's death." Sometime near the end of battle, his prayer was granted. According to tradition, Miloš Obilić, a Serbian knight, offered to defect to the Ottomans on condition that, in view of his own high rank, he be permitted to submit before the sultan himself. They brought him before Murad and, after Miloš knelt in false submission, he lunged at and plunged a dagger deep into the Muslim warlord's stomach (other sources say "with two thrusts which came out at his back"). The sultan's otherwise slow guards responded by hacking the Serb to pieces. Drenched in and spluttering out blood, Murad lived long enough to see his archenemy, the by now captured Lazar, brought before him, tortured, and beheaded. A small conciliation, it may have put a smile on the dying martyr's face.





Murad's son Bayezid instantly took charge: "His first act as Sultan, over his father's dead body, was to order the death, by strangulation with a bowstring, of his brother. This was Yaqub, his fellow-commander in the battle, who had won distinction in the field and popularity with his troops." Next Bayezid brought the battle to a decisive end; he threw everything he had at the enemy, leading to the slaughter of every last Christian — but even more of his own men in the process.

So many birds flocked to and feasted on the vast field of carrion that posterity remembered Kosovo as the "Field of Blackbirds." Though essentially a draw — or at best a Pyrrhic victory for the Ottomans — the Serbs, with fewer men and resources to start with in comparison to the ascendant Muslim empire, felt the sting more.





In the years following the battle of Kosovo, the Ottoman war machine became unstoppable: the nations of the Balkans were conquered by the Muslims — after withstanding a millennium of jihads, Constantinople itself permanently fell to Islam in 1453 — and they remained under Ottoman rule for centuries.

The collective memory of Eastern Europeans' not too distant experiences with and under Islam should never be underestimated when considering why they are significantly more wary of — if not downright hostile to — Islam and its migrants compared to their Western liberal counterparts.

As Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán once explained:



~ We don't want to criticize France, Belgium, any other country, but we think all countries have a right to decide whether they want to have a large number of Muslims in their countries. If they want to live together with them, they can. We don't want to and I think we have a right to decide that we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country. We do not like the consequences of having a large number of Muslim communities that we see in other countries, and I do not see any reason for anyone else to force us to create ways of living together in Hungary that we do not want to see[.] ... I have to say that when it comes to living together with Muslim communities, we are the only ones who have experience because we had the possibility to go through that experience for 150 years.



And those years — 1541 to 1699, when the Islamic Ottoman Empire occupied Hungary — are replete with the massacre, enslavement, and rape of Hungarians."



Foolish and immoral Western politicians have allowed, and continue to allow, yet another invasion of our lands by the barbarous and inhumane death cult of islam. Are we headed towards another 500-year occupation by a belief system that is, in fact, a stain on humanity?


MFBB.

Monday, June 10, 2019

FEMALE COMMANDER FOR 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION.

Via Breitbart:






"LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — The California National Guard has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead a U.S. Army infantry division.

Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager will take command of the 40th Infantry Division on June 29 at Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California.



Yeager currently commands Joint Task Force North, U.S. Northern Command at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Yeager was commissioned in 1986 as a second lieutenant from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at California State University, Long Beach.

She served as UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot, left active duty when her son was born and continued her military career in the California Army National Guard.

Yeager deployed to Iraq in 2011 as deputy commander of the Cal Guard’s 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, then served as a battalion and brigade commander."



I never served, so I think it is more apt to let experts speak. From the relevant comments section:

First one commenter who goes by the name Lycurgus_The_Law_Giver:


"She’s not allowed to fight (and rightly so), she would never win against an actual infantry man in actual combat, but she can command an infantry division? You are out of your mind. Women should never be allowed in the military. It costs just as much to train one woman as it does to train a man. Perhaps more. An army that is half women and half men will lose to an army of all men every time, all other factors being equal. If you don’t believe me, then let’s do a study. Let’s simulate the outcome. Let’s do a full dress rehearsal. Let’s have a full-scale combat exercise with a half woman / half man army versus an all man army, and let’s see what the outcome would be. You’d better be sure this is going to work, commanders, before you get into an actual war and lose, because this really is not going to work, and this is an enormous threat to our national security. All other things being equal, we are going to lose against a near peer adversary with an all man army, unless we are very, very lucky, or unless we are fighting a decisively inferior opponent, which is never guaranteed. A typical nation’s military is 1% or less of the size of its population. There is no reason whatsoever that we would need to draw on the female population to support the military. They can serve as un-armed nurses who do not need actual military training. It is vastly cheaper to train them just as nurses. They cannot be relied on as soldiers, so we cannot pretend that they are soldiers. They can assist with logistical supply lines as civilian contractors. They should never be trained with a weapon or given a weapon, because women are inherently unable to compete with men in combat, and they never will be able to compete with men in combat. I say this as a veteran who served in combat and saw the results of our failed experiment with female soldiers in combat. We lost 75% of our female “soldiers“ during our deployment to pregnancy, because none of them were the least bit interested In going to war, or using deadly force to defend their country. Those who did were usually promoted very quickly if they were pretty, Even if they were incompetent and had very poor judgment, and were probably the worst choice of all the people available for the job, but they had to promote a woman, or else they would be labeled sexist. They were all totally incapable of actually fighting in combat or commanding in combat, and they had a serious negative impact on the unit overall. They should have been wives of soldiers or serving in a purely civilian capacity. No one has a right to serve in the military. The nation decides who will best serve in the military, because the primary consideration is whether or not those who serve will win or not, and how we can best ensure they will win by selecting only the best candidates to serve, as the Spartans did through the Agoge. There is a reason why women have never before served in any military. If you ignore those lessons of history, you will be conquered."



Then, somewhat less nice/less elaborate, some guy named wrench2tc:


"I did convoy security in Iraq. The transportation units had females and every time we would get hit they would freak out and lose their composure. Absolutely worthless."



There are several prisms to look at this development and conclude it won't end well. I recall less than stellar combat records of female units in Israels wars, or the fact that Brig General Yeager as a helicopter pilot has no experience with ground troops (except, so it seems, as a medevac pilot).

But what I also have on my mind is the total bruhaha lately of letting transgender men-to-women athletes compete against genuine females and them clearly having the upper hand. Uh-huh. Thought so. ESPECIALLY in the armed forces, ESPECIALLY in ground combat units, a strong physique is a key issue.

To give just one example, one of the determining factors in the Brits winning the Falklands War, was the fact that post their landing in San Carlos, Royal Marines and Paras covered the 56 miles (90 kloms) to Port Stanley with a full kit in often atrocious weather... in three days. And 'full kit' typically amounts to an 80-pound (40 kilograms) load. They called it 'yomping'.

Your run of the mill ATHLETIC woman couldn't do that. Upper body strength, muscle mass, a pair of very stout legs and su-perb knees are paramount. Women-simply-don't-have-what-it-takes. That's not their fault or responsibility. It's biology. Males can't give birth. Same issue.

Sure, here and there and once in awhile you might come across a yompster. One in thousand perhaps. A statistical refugee. You can't build units with statistical refugees. Also, as a man you prolly wouldn't want to date these examples, although for the moment we won't go down that road.

You may argue that in her position, Brig General Yeager will never be required to do the physical part required of the grunts in the units she commands. And you are correct about that. Some of the most effective generals in world history weren't suited for anything like 'yomping' either. Famous Panzer General Hasso Von Manteuffel had a diminutive physique, yet he gave the Russians hell on the Eastern front and his 5. Panzer Armee advanced the furthest during the Battle of the Bulge, almost reaching the Meuse river.

But that is not the point. This promotion of Brig General Yeager is another dubious 'milestone' in the Diversity Nazis' transformation of the US military, another self-provided argument to usher women of all ranks into combat units, and it won't do the combat effectiveness of these units any good.

Bottom line is, this appointment is another denial of obvious truths, and one that in some near or distant future will inevitably lead to losses that could have been avoided. To unneccessary deaths.

But those insisting on this madness will never be the ones to pay the ultimate price.



MFBB.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

SATURDAY NIGHT NIK KERSHAW, RADIOHEAD.

Nik Kershaw with The Riddle. From the 1984 album of the same name.





Just prior to posting this, Mr Kershaw called. He apologizes profusely for the atrocious 80s hairdo.



Radiohead with No Surprises. Album OK Computer (1997).





Some kind of a concept album. Although Yorke denied that. Anyway, prolly their best. Radiohead ruled in the mid and late nineties.


Gute Nacht.


MFBB.

Friday, June 07, 2019

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK OFFICIALS QUIETLY REMOVED "GLACIERS GONE BY 2020 SIGNS".

Uh-oh.

Via Wattsupwiththat:



"GLACIERS APPEAR TO BE GROWING, NOT MELTING IN RECENT YEARS

By Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D.,

Founder, Lysander Spooner University

May 30, 2019. St. Mary, Montana. Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by either 2020 or 2030.
In recent years the National Park Service prominently featured brochures, signs and films which boldly proclaimed that all glaciers at GNP were melting away rapidly. But now officials at GNP seem to be scrambling to hide or replace their previous hysterical claims while avoiding any notice to the public that the claims were inaccurate. Teams from Lysander Spooner University visiting the Park each September have noted that GNP’s most famous glaciers such as the Grinnell Glacier and the Jackson Glacier appear to have been growing—not shrinking—since about 2010. (The Jackson Glacier—easily seen from the Going-To-The-Sun Highway—may have grown as much as 25% or more over the past decade.)

The centerpiece of the visitor center at St. Mary near the east boundary is a large three-dimensional diorama showing lights going out as the glaciers disappear. Visitors press a button to see the diorama lit up like a Christmas tree in 1850, then showing fewer and fewer lights until the diorama goes completely dark. As recently as September 2018 the diorama displayed a sign saying GNP’s glaciers were expected to disappear completely by 2020.





But at some point during this past winter (as the visitor center was closed to the public), workers replaced the diorama’s ‘gone by 2020’ engraving with a new sign indicating the glaciers will disappear in “future generations.”

Almost everywhere, the Park’s specific claims of impending glacier disappearance have been replaced with more nuanced messaging indicating that everyone agrees that the glaciers are melting. Some signs indicate that glacial melt is “accelerating.”
A common trick used by the National Park Service at GNP is to display old black-and-white photos of glaciers from bygone years (say, “1922”) next to photos of the same glaciers taken in more recent years showing the glaciers much diminished (say, “2006”). Anyone familiar with glaciers in the northern Rockies knows that glaciers tend to grow for nine months each winter and melt for three months each summer. Thus, such photo displays without precise calendar dates may be highly deceptive.

Last year the Park Service quietly removed its two large steel trash cans at the Many Glacier Hotel which depicted “before and after” engravings of the Grinnell Glacier in 1910 and 2009. The steel carvings indicated that the Glacier had shrunk significantly between the two dates. But a viral video published on Wattsupwiththat.com showed that the Grinnell Glacier appears to be slightly larger than in 2009.

The ‘gone by 2020’ claims were repeated in the New York Times, National Geographic, and other international news sources. But no mainstream news outlet has done any meaningful reporting regarding the apparent stabilization and recovery of the glaciers in GNP over the past decade. Even local Montana news sources such as The Missoulian, Billings Gazette and Bozeman Daily Chronicle have remained utterly silent regarding this story."



Hat tip CDR Salamander.



MFBB.

LEST WE FORGET...

"Able Company riding the tide in seven Higgins boats is still five thousand yards from the beach when first taken under artillery fire. The shells fall short. At one thousand yards, Boat No. 5 is hit dead on and foundered. Six men drown before help arrives. Second Lieutenant Edward Gearing and twenty others paddle around until picked up by naval craft, thereby missing the fight at the shore line. It's their lucky day. The other six boats ride unscathed to within one hundred yards of the shore, where a shell into Boat No. 3 kills two men. Another dozen drown, taking to the water as the boat sinks. That leaves five boats.

Lieutenant Edward Tidrick in Boat No. 2 cries out: "My God, we're coming in at the right spot, but look at it! No shingle, no wall, no shell holes, no cover. Nothing!"

His men are at the sides of the boat, straining for a view of the target. They stare but say nothing. At exactly 6:36 A.M. ramps are dropped along the boat line and the men jump off in water anywhere from waist deep to higher than a man's head. This is the signal awaited by the Germans atop the bluff. Already pounded by mortars, the floundering line is instantly swept by crossing machine-gun fires from both ends of the beach.

Able Company has planned to wade ashore in three files from each boat, center file going first, then flank files peeling off to right and left. The first men out try to do it but are ripped apart before they can make five yards. Even the lightly wounded die by drowning, doomed by the waterlogging of their overloaded packs. From Boat No. 1, all hands jump off in water over their heads. Most of them are carried down. Ten or so survivors get around the boat and clutch at its sides in an attempt to stay afloat. The same thing happens to the section in Boat No. 4. Half of its people are lost to the fire or tide before anyone gets ashore. All order has vanished from Able Company before it has fired a shot.







Already the sea runs red. Even among some of the lightly wounded who jumped into shallow water the hits prove fatal. Knocked down by a bullet in the arm or weakened by fear and shock, they are unable to rise again and are drowned by the onrushing tide. Other wounded men drag themselves ashore and, on finding the sands, lie quiet from total exhaustion, only to be overtaken and killed by the water. A few move safely through the bullet swarm to the beach, then find that they cannot hold there. They return to the water to use it for body cover. Faces turned upward, so that their nostrils are out of water, they creep toward the land at the same rate as the tide. That is how most of the survivors make it. The less rugged or less clever seek the cover of enemy obstacles moored along the upper half of the beach and are knocked off by machine-gun fire.

Within seven minutes after the ramps drop, Able Company is inert and leaderless. At Boat No. 2, Lieutenant Tidrick takes a bullet through the throat as he jumps from the ramp into the water. He staggers onto the sand and flops down ten feet from Private First Class Leo J. Nash. Nash sees the blood spurting and hears the strangled words gasped by Tidrick: "Advance with the wire cutters!" It's futile; Nash has no cutters. To give the order, Tidrick has raised himself up on his hands and made himself a target for an instant. Nash, burrowing into the sand, sees machine gun bullets rip Tidrick from crown to pelvis. From the cliff above, the German gunners are shooting into the survivors as from a roof top.

Captain Taylor N. Fellers and Lieutenant Benjamin R. Kearfoot never make it. They had loaded with a section of thirty men in Boat No. 6 (Landing Craft, Assault, No. 1015). But exactly what happened to this boat and its human cargo was never to be known. No one saw the craft go down. How each man aboard it met death remains unreported. Half of the drowned bodies were later found along the beach. It is supposed that the others were claimed by the sea.

Along the beach, only one Able Company officer still lives—Lieutenant Elijah Nance, who is hit in the heel as he quits the boat and hit in the belly by a second bullet as he makes the sand. By the end of ten minutes, every sergeant is either dead or wounded. To the eyes of such men as Private Howard I. Grosser and Private First Class Gilbert G. Murdock, this clean sweep suggests that the Germans on the high ground have spotted all leaders and concentrated fire their way. Among the men who are still moving in with the tide, rifles, packs, and helmets have already been cast away in the interests of survival.

To the right of where Tidrick's boat is drifting with the tide, its coxswain lying dead next to the shell-shattered wheel, the seventh craft, carrying a medical section with one officer and sixteen men, noses toward the beach. The ramp drops. In that instant, two machine guns concentrate their fire on the opening. Not a man is given time to jump. All aboard are cut down where they stand.

By the end of fifteen minutes, Able Company has still not fired a weapon. No orders are being given by anyone. No words are spoken. The few able-bodied survivors move or not as they see fit. Merely to stay alive is a full-time job. The fight has become a rescue operation in which nothing counts but the force of a strong example.

Above all others stands out the first-aid man, Thomas Breedin. Reaching the sands, he strips off pack, blouse, helmet, and boots. For a moment he stands there so that others on the strand will see him and get the same idea. Then he crawls into the water to pull in wounded men about to be overlapped by the tide. The deeper water is still spotted with tide walkers advancing at the same pace as the rising water. But now, owing to Breedin's example, the strongest among them become more conspicuous targets. Coming along, they pick up wounded comrades and float them to the shore raftwise. Machine-gun fire still rakes the water. Burst after burst spoils the rescue act, shooting the floating man from the hands of the walker or killing both together. But Breedin for this hour leads a charmed life and stays with his work indomitably...."



Via The Atlantic, NOV 1960 issue.

Hat tip NEC338x over at CDR Salamander.



MFBB.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

TOON OF THE DAY.




MFBB.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

WELCOME TO THE GREAT SOCIALIST STATE OF CALIFORNIA!!!

First the appetizer. This is America, more precisely democrat-run CA:





Fox News' Tammy Bruce reports:


"One glance at the formerly Golden State is a frightening embarrassment. The latest indictment of liberal leadership is the trash heap of Los Angeles. Literally. Despite the emergence of louse-borne typhus, Los Angeles can’t seem to get its act together.

Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles Times reported a week ago on the obscene condition of downtown Los Angeles, “A mountain of rotting, oozing, stinking trash … stretching a good 20 yards along a skid row alley. Rats popped their heads out of the debris like they were in a game of Whac-A-Mole, then scampered for cover as a tractor with a scoop lurched toward them. … The trash problem is not confined to any one street, but this particular location on the 800 block of Ceres Avenue is surrounded by food distribution companies that sell to shoppers, vendors, stores and restaurants. I counted seven within a block, so you have to wonder — given the colonies of football-size rats — about the potential contamination of the food supply chain and the spread of disease.”

What does the city say when confronted about the slow, or nonexistent, pace of cleanup?



A “spokeswoman for the city Department of Public Works said the backlog on service calls for trash pickup around homeless encampments sits at just under 8,400 currently. … ‘If it’s a homeless encampment, it’s a lengthier process because humans are involved and we have to meet certain protocols,’ she said, including a survey of who’s there, an inventory of personal property and notice of a cleanup,” the Times reported.



That’s right. Their concern for the people who are at ground zero for emerging deadly viruses is to follow protocols involving surveys and inventories. So don’t you worry — big government is keeping itself busy, as it behaves as though it’s normal to have more than 2,000 people sleeping on trash heaps, as potential epidemics lurk.

This is the idiotic disaster brought to you by unrestrained liberal leadership as it creates problems, then births a bureaucracy that will never deal with it.

One glance at the formerly Golden State is a frightening embarrassment. The latest indictment of liberal leadership is the trash heap of Los Angeles. Literally.

In San Francisco alone, as The New York Times reported, one of every 11,600 residents is a billionaire. The state actually has a budget surplus, but as we see, money can’t cure stupid.


Video courtesy Lew Rockwell.


Which brings us to Gov. Gavin Newsom and his plan. He’s outraged, just outraged at the “national disgrace” of California’s homelessness.

The Ventura County Star reported, “Gov. Gavin Newsom called growing homelessness in California a national disgrace as he announced Tuesday that he is launching a task force to find solutions amid a housing crisis in the most populous state.”

Like Los Angeles, instead of dealing with the reality of the problem, Newsom announced the creation of a task force, the members of which will travel around the state and make recommendations. There’s only one recommendation, and they won’t like it, that will change the state’s fate: a plea to all California voters to stop electing Democrats.

Yes, there’s nothing finer in a leader than the effort to blame everyone else for the scourge of homelessness your fellow Democrats have created over the years. California’s disaster isn’t a national disgrace, it’s not even California’s disgrace; it’s the disgrace of every liberal politician in the state who has led that state into medieval crisis.

Speaking of medieval crises, Dr. Drew Pinsky, the addiction medicine specialist, told Brian Kilmeade of Fox News that a deadly epidemic could emerge in Los Angeles during the summer months.



"I live in the great state of California, the utopia that is California, which is a nightmare,’ Pinsky said. ‘I want to give you a prediction here. There will be a major infectious disease epidemic this summer in Los Angeles.’ He continued, ‘We have tens and tens of thousands of people living in tents. Horrible conditions. Sanitation. Rats have taken over the city. We’re the only city in the country, Los Angeles, without a rodent control program. We have multiple rodent-borne, flea-borne illnesses, plague, typhus. We’re gonna have louse-borne illness. If measles breaks into that population, we have tuberculosis exploding. Literally, our politicians are like Nero. It’s worse than Nero,’ Pinsky said,” Fox News reported.



But it’s different now. Every Nero has a task force.

It’s so bad in California, even The New York Times deigned to allow an opinion piece decrying the growing instability of the state..."






Downtown LA under the effective stewardship of our friends the Democrats.



The return of a medieval disease... in California! Via DailyWire:


"The city, with a population topping four million and a broader metropolitan area with many millions more, is awash in massive problems — overcrowding, lack of housing, and high demand for free services among them. But other far more serious problems are lurking, Dr. Drew Pinksy said on Thursday.


“We have a complete breakdown of the basic needs of civilization in Los Angeles right now,” Pinsky told Fox New host Laura Ingraham. “We have the three prongs of airborne disease, tuberculosis is exploding, rodent-borne. We are one of the only cities in the country that doesn’t have a rodent control program, and sanitation has broken down.”

Pinsky said bubonic plague — also known as the “Black Death,” a pandemic that killed off millions in the 14th century — is “likely” already present in Los Angeles. The plague is spread by infected fleas and exposure to bodily fluids from a dead plague-infected animal, with the bacteria entering through the skin and traveling to lymph nodes.


Typhus, which broke out in the city last year, will likely return, Pinsky said. Already, a Los Angeles police officer has contracted typhoid fever, which infects fewer than 350 Americans each year. The various types of typhus are caused by a bacterial infection and spread by body lice, chiggers or fleas. In the 1600s, the disease decimated Germany.

“This is unbelievable. I can’t believe I live in a city where this is not Third World. This is medieval,” Pinsky said, according to Fox News. “Third World countries are insulted if they are accused of being like this. No city on Earth tolerates this. The entire population is at risk.”

Pinsky said the city simply can't handle the demand for services, noting that many homeless are mentally ill and don't want to accept housing.



“[T]he government is somehow insisting that housing is the problem when in fact we have chronic mental illness, we have addiction, we have people who don’t want to leave the streets,” Pinsky said. “They literally won’t take the housing if we give it to them. And that’s the population that’s vulnerable, and is going to get so ill this summer. It scares me for their well-being.”



The famed doctor also said California cities are suffering after allowing thousands of illegal aliens to flow in. He said the liberal politicians running most cities are “disgustingly negligent.”

Homelessness is also exploding in San Francisco — the home district of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat.

“A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland,” the Associated Press reported."





Nancy Pelosi's vision for America. Now excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.



MFBB.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

SATURDAY NIGHT CROWDED HOUSE, SUPERTRAMP.

Crowded House with Weather with You. Album Woodface (1991).





Crowded House formed in Melbourne, Oz, in 1985, around New Zealander Neil Finn (vocals, guitar, main songwriter) and Aussies Paul Hester (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Later on, Neil's brother Tim and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod would join.



Supertramp with School. From the 1974 album Crime of the Century.





Grrrrreat piano solo by Roger Hodgson, who also wrote and composed School.


Slaap wel.


MFBB.

Friday, May 31, 2019

THE END OF THE CORDON SANITAIRE AROUND VLAAMS BELANG?

The most iconic image of this week was, for me at least, Belgian King Philippe I shaking hands with Tom Van Grieken, Chairman of Vlaams Belang:





As I wrote earlier this week, Vlaams Belang was the big winner of last Sunday's federal, regional and European elections. "The big winner" with only 18 per cent of the vote in Flanders? Yes indeed, in a hopelessly fragmented electoral landscape like Belgium's, gaining that much, up from about 6 per cent in 2014, is a game changer. Consider the fact that in Belgium, post elections, it is customary that the King has a short meeting with the respective party chairmen and/or -women. Never before was a VB president among those invited. The party was founded in 1977; in all those years, neither King Baldwin I, King Albert II, or King Philippe I received the Chairman of a political entity which has as its main stated aim the abolition of the Kingdom of Belgium and the independence of Flanders. It is true that in 1978 Baldwin I did invite then Vlaams Blok Chairman Karel Dillen - Vlaams Blok being the predecessor of Vlaams Belang - but that Dillen flatly refused to meet the King. Communautarian tensions were far harsher than now and Flemish rights trampled far more, and Dillen would not have been able to sell such a meeting to his base, even if he had wanted to go.

As the years passed by and Vlaams Belang steadily grew, so did the resistance of the traditional parties against what they regarded as uncouth newcomers. After an earlier major victory by Vlaams Blok in 1991, dubbed 'Black Sunday' by Belgium's extreme leftist media, Jos Geysels, Chairman of the Flemish Greens, masterminded the so-called 'cordon sanitaire', an agreement between all traditional parties to never enter in a coalition with the Flemish nationalists. This isolation only helped to make Vlaams Blok more popular in Flanders, and after a kangaroo court ruled Vlaams Blok 'racist' in 2004, the party had to change its name in Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest). In the same year it captured a staggering 24 per cent of the vote in Flanders, in all likelihood because Flemings have a sympathy for the underdog but also, as always, because VB was the only party having the guts to address the incessant flow of welfare money from rich Flanders to poor Wallonia, eternally in the grip of the hopelessly corrupt Parti Socialiste.

Unfortunately, post 2004 the VB's appeal steadily declined. This had several reasons. First of all voter fatigue, as more and more militants got convinced that their efforts were for nothing since the other parties would forever keep VB in political quarantine. Then internal strife, as several high profile people with less impeccable conservative credentials joined, inevitably giving rise to tensions and petty rivalries. But most of all the emergence of another Flemish nationalist party, N-VA (Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie, some kind of Vlaams Belang Lite), which was not subjected to a 'cordon sanitaire'.

It was this party that was a key partner in the federal government Michel I, which was in charge from 2014 until DEC 2018, and which collapsed because N-VA refused to sign the UN Migration Pact. It should be very well remembered that actually, it had every intention to do so. But it was Vlaams Belang which, through a spirited intervention by Filip Dewinter in federal parliament last October, threw the issue on the table, drawing attention to the devastating consequences of 'Marrakesh'. Thereafter, N-VA, its top brass knowing full well that the grand majority of Flemings would never forgive them the signing of the Pact if they ever got to know its contents, made a 180 degree turn and in the blink of an eye became hostile to the idea of sending a delegation to Marrakesh to sign the scam. Things came to a head in early DEC, N-VA stepped out, and a minority government, Michel II, continued.

During last Spring, a serious attempt was made by leftist organizations and all parties to convince the general public that the climate should be the No. 1 issue, not mass migration, but to no avail. As we have seen, last Sunday's elections not only signalled the fact that at least Flemings were not fooled re the real threat to our prosperity and safety, but also that more and more people want the 'cordon sanitaire' gone.

In short, this very undemocratic construction, invented by a petty green tyrant, and maintained by all other parties - who over the years had and have morphed in fifty shades of red, is now cracking. Even though all party bigshots with the exception of N-VA Chairman Bart De Wever started their 'working' week by exclaiming - for the umpteenth time - that they would 'NEVER' cooperate with Vlaams Belang, it is clear that their bases disagree. A staggering 85 per cent of N-VA voters, comfortable majorities of Christian Democratic and liberal ones, and even 40 per cent of the Greens, want the cordon to be shelved. The base knows (far) better than the 'elites' that this monstrosity is undemocratic tout court, but our moral betters still won't listen (yet).

So all of a sudden, it seems that the question is no longer whether the cordon sanitaire will disappear, but when. And as much as our King has annoyed me in the past with his predictable PC stances on a variety of issues, he deserves accolades this week for having shown the guts to grant the Chairman of Vlaams Belang, 32-year old Tom Van Grieken, an audience:





I do not think that the cordon will disappear overnight. Elites can be as stubborn as they are stupid. But that their 28 year old construction is cracking can now no longer be denied. They will now in all likelihood cobble together a freak show of a rainbow coalition and do everything they can to keep VB out, and N-VA will be complicit in this scheme, because its leadership is composed of traitors who promise their base one thing and then proceed to do the exact opposite. Case in point their despicable chairman Bart De Wever, who has been so frantically busy to keep the Right in Flanders divided (an alliance N-VA / VB would be an unbeatable combination) that over the past months I have begun to suspect he is, in fact, a leftist plant.

Continuing to shun the VB will only result in things getting worse (criminality, mass migration and population replacement, islamization), and in time VB will reap the rewards of this. In many towns the party was the biggest one last Sunday, a trend already visible in the municipal elections of last autumn, when support for VB reached very huge scores (40 per cent plus) in towns like Ninove and Liedekerke.

Anyway, Mr Van Grieken had his audience, both this young chairman and the King, it must be said, behaved gentlemanly - call me old fashioned, but I actually like Van Grieken's show of respect by slightly bowing to our sovereign - and the King's gesture in all likelihood is a sign of hope that before long...





... the awful cordon sanitaire will belong to the past.



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Monday, May 27, 2019

MEMORIAL DAY 2019.

We remember Captain Jesse Melton lll, USMC.




"Captain Jesse Melton lll served in the Marine Corps for 11 years. He died on Sept 9, 2008, while on active duty with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom Campaign). He was assigned to HQ Battery, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii at the time of his death."



God bless...




... and never forget.



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Sunday, May 26, 2019

VLAAMS BELANG UNDISPUTED WINNER IN BELGIUM'S FEDERAL, REGIONAL AND EUROPEAN ELECTIONS.




Quite some impressive gains for my party, Vlaams Belang, in the federal, regional and European elections held today in Belgium. In Flanders, Vlaams Belang is now the 2nd biggest party, after N-VA, also nationalist (it can best be described as Vlaams Belang Lite). This graph shows the results for the Kamer, the lower house of the federal parliament:





As you can see, all the traditional parties with the exception of the Greens lose, and Vlaams Belang gains 12.8 per cent. These are results from earlier in the evening, with 91 per cent of the votes counted, but the trend was already irreversible. It was pretty much the same story for the EP and the Flemish regional parliament. It is thus indisputable that the big winner in Flanders, Belgium's Dutch speaking northern part, is the Vlaams Belang.

This major gain was possible per the following factors:


a.) Since about 5 years, VB is being led by young, charismatic Tom Van Grieken. He is somewhat of a disappointment to me in that he's okay with gay marriage (not with gay adoption though) and that, outwardly at least, he has not fully adopted the severe anti-islam stance of Filip Dewinter, VB numero uno in Antwerp. But politics is the art of what is politically attainable, and I relucantly agree that in the pussified, feminized Flanders of today a young, somewhat more moderate image is better for gaining votes - which is what counts in the end - than the image conveyed by tough as nails Dewinter.

b.) The successive supposedly center-right "Michel" governments - Michel I from 2014 till December 2018 and Michel II since then until now, failed to deliver on practically all counts. As you may recall, Michel I ceased to exist when N-VA left the government last December over the Migration Pact in Marrakesh. Until then, N-VA had been in a coalition with Open VLD (Flemish liberals), CD&V ("Flemish" "Christian" "Democrats") and the Walloon MR (francophone liberals). Thereafter, Open-VLD, CD&V and MR continued with the smallest government since WWII. It should be remembered that N-VA truly is a Janus party because, until Vlaams Belang exposed the devastating consequences of the Marrakesh Pact, N-VA was very much okay with that monstrosity. In fact, if Flemings knew the extent to which the N-VA leadership talks one way but acts the other, I am sure VB would have surpassed N-VA.

c.) The giant deception effort by MSM to divert attention away from 'Marrakesh' to the climate change hoax failed. In January, two snotholes, Kyra Gantois and Anuna De Wever, began organizing Save the Earth demos by skipping class every Thursday. In the blink of an eye, the demos morphed into mass movements involving tens of thousands of youths paralyzing Brussels one day a week. Practically all parties, especially the Greens and the socialists, jumped on the bandwagon to make the climate the No. 1 issue, eagerly helped by the media, which in Belgium are leftist to a degree perhaps unsurpassed on the rest of the planet. Anyway, by and large Flemings were not fooled by the synthetic attempt to push migration to the background and punished the traditional parties for participating in the charade.

d.) Last but not least, a growing percentage of Flemings no longer accept the cordon sanitaire against Vlaams Belang. Even large parts of the base in many parties are okay with letting VB participate in government, but the elites still refuse to listen. Even after the clobbering they got today.




While today's elections have shown that Flanders is voting more rightwing than ever, the results south of the linguistic frontier show, sadly, another story. There the Walloons lurch ever more to the left. It is no surprise that with each election cycle, heavily socialist Wallonia is poorer and more miserable than before. They just can't help themselves. Some 14 years ago, when confronted with the naked fact that statistically, every Fleming, from the newborns to the centenarians, pays around 2,000 EUR per year in transfers to the south to keep the corrupt Parti Socialiste state afloat, then Walloon Minister President Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe famously exclaimed, "Flanders, give us another ten years!". This after they had launched their own 'Marshall Plan' to turn things around, although I suspect that neither of the PS bigshots actually ever read what was in the real Marshall Plan. Fourteen years have passed since then, and not a single socio-economic parameter in Wallonia has improved. And yet, the Parti Socialiste ('Party of 1,000,000 scandals') remains incontournable in the country's south. Not only that, but its political landscape has also seen the powerful emergence of the neocommunists of the PTB ("Parti du Travail de Belgique", litterally Party for Work in Belgium, although "Work" is, guaranteed, the last thing on the PTB militants' minds) and of Ecolo, the Walloon Greens. Predictably for a region run by our moral betters still using economic recipes with a track record of failure from here to eternity, with every passing year Wallonia lags further and further behind, and gives the impression it wants to remain on Flemish life support forever.

If the perpetual haemorrhaging of welfare money from north to south wouldn't be so tragic, it would be hilarious to read Walloon newspapers, where clueless reporters ask themselves again and again - and these elections are no different - "what Flanders wants".


More info tomorrow, time permitting.


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Friday, May 24, 2019

GOOD RIDDANCE TO THE WORST BRITISH PM EVER.

I am baffled that it took so long. There must be more than something rotten in the State of Small Britain.


To get some grasp about the kind of creature that PM Treason Maybe was, watch this video:





Good riddance, and let the door of Downing Street 10 hit you very hard on the way out.




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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ADVICE OF THE DAY.



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Sunday, May 19, 2019

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS: THE SOCIALIST WORKERS PARADISE AKA VENEZUELA BY THE CATO INSTITUTE AND PRAGER U.

First the Cato Institute video. An excellent comparison between Chile and Venezuela:





Augusto Pinochet was not your ideal grandpa, but he saved Chile the horrible ordeal of Venezuela. Chileans should be grateful for that.



Then a video by Prager University: "How's socialism doing in Venezuela"?





Americans are next year offered the choice between More Winning or 'democratic socialism'. In the UK, the chance that a communist like Corbyn becomes PM is nog unthinkable.

Which begs the question: how many Venezuelas does the world need before people finally begin to understand socialism belongs in the dustbin of history?


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Saturday, May 18, 2019

SATURDAY NIGHT FLEETWOOD MAC, JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP.

Had to happen one day. Fleetwood Mac with Go Your Own Way. From the iconic Rumours album (1977). Recorded (largely) in Sausalito's Record Plant.





One of the sounds I grew up with. Snicker.



John Cougar Mellencamp with Jack and Diane. Album American Fool (1982).





Your typical American Fool, but I do appreciate his work for Farm Aid.



Slaap wel.


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"PRO CHOICE' TWAT GETS ARRESTED FOR THEFT, DOES NOT LIKE IT.

All hail to the great state of Alabama which passed the Human Life Protection Act, and I hear that Missouri will follow suit.


Don't fall for the fake argument of this law forcing women to carry genetically impaired foetuses or the offspring of rapists. That argument is as old as the hills, and it's a lie. Liberal legislation has enabled the abortions of perfectly healthy human beings in the OVERWHELMING majority of cases. In the few single digit - or less than single digit - cases where the above mentioned categories come into play, I'm sure there are ways to find a humane solution. If the baby's birth really poses a threat to the health of the mother - as was the case during my wife's second pregnancy for instance - well, any sensible hospital staff does not even need a vehicle like the HLPA. These things can be discussed and solved on the spot, serenely and discreetly. And if the baby's father is a rapist, why does no one ever talk about the many couples out there incapable of having children? If a woman absolutely does not want to raise the child - which is of course perfectly understandable - well, I hear that in the US at least, the number of people waiting to adopt a child is almost forty times the number of 'available' children. There is not a shred of doubt in my mind that most would welcome children conceived in rape.


In short, it's better to trust human common sense and not have bad legislation which will immediately be exploited for completely other ends than the ones it was purportedly designed for. Roe vs Wade has resulted in the deaths of between 55 and 60 million foetuses which were neither genetically impaired or fathered by sexual predators. I'm not saying that having no legislation at all, or legislation like Alabama's HLPA, is always a good thing. I am just saying that sometimes it's better to stick with less than ideal laws severely restricting abortions - which may, alas and indeed, sometimes result in a tragic outcome - than providing laws that spell doom for litterally millions.


Anyway, predictably, the left lost its head collectively. One such idiot proved for the umpteenth time that leftists simply CANNOT grasp the concept that out there, there are good, decent, intelligent people who just happen to have another opinion. As Saint Winston once said, "some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage."


Via RedState:





That twat is another excellent example of the left's idea of freedom of speech and expression: "Sure, you can say what you want as long as it's exactly what I think". Straight out of the textbook of Frankfurter School icon Herbert Marcuse, more precisely from his 1965 essay 'Repressive Tolerance':




"Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.

Surely, no government can be expected to foster its own subversion, but in a democracy such a right is vested in the people (i.e. in the majority of the people). This means that the ways should not be blocked on which a subversive majority could develop, and if they are blocked by organized repression and indoctrination, their reopening may require apparently undemocratic means. They would include the withdrawal of toleration of speech and assembly from groups and movements which promote aggressive policies, armament, chauvinism, discrimination on the grounds of race and religion, or which oppose the extension of public services, social security, medical care, etc."


In short, freedom of speech for mee but not for thee, cause you disagree with mee. A staple of the left since time immemorial.

For more info, a little more than one year ago, we had a blogpost up about the Frankfurter School and its wretched teachings.


Anyway, kudos to that police officer for teaching that twat a lesson. Though she being a liberal, it's a safe bet she will have learned nothing.



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