Saturday, September 05, 2020


Via HLN, today:

"Omstreeks 21.20 uur zaterdagavond kreeg de Brusselse politie oproepen dat jongeren de ruiten van een kinderkribbe aan het inslaan waren aan Nieuwland in de Marollen. Wat later staken ze in diezelfde buurt meerdere vuilnisbakken en voertuigen in brand. “Wanneer de brandweer toekwam rond 21.35 uur werden ze bekogeld met zeker één molotovcocktail. Gelukkig waren er geen gewonden”, zegt de woordvoerder van de politie Olivier Slosse."

Translation: "Around 9.20pm Saturday evening Brussels Police got warned that youths were busting in the windows of a kindergarten at Nieuwland in the Marollen neighborhood. A bit later they set fire to several dumpsters and vehicles in the same area. "When firefighers arrive at about 9.35 pm they were pelted with at least one molotov cocktail. Luckily there were no wounded", says police spokesman Olivier Slosse"

Meant is of course MOROCCAN, MUSLIM youths.

And in Antwerp the drug wars, which also involve mainly muslims, are escalating to such an extent, with daily grenade attacks and shootings which so far have luckily only claimed victims among the gangs themselves, that the Antwerp PD has launced 'Operation Night Watch' to quell the turmoil. This marks the first operational deployment of their Bearcats:

Multiculturalims is destroying our countries and the evidence is there for all to see. Yet the lunatics in the traditional parties are still fine with welcoming tens of thousands Third Worlders every year.


Sunday, August 30, 2020


Sir Alfred James Munnings, KCVO PRA RI (8 October 1878 – 17 July 1959) was one of England's finest painters of horses. A member of the Newlyn School, he was an outspoken critic of Modernism. Although he had no formal training as such, he also established himself as a sculptor.

Tagg's Island

The Clark Sisters

Good night.


Saturday, August 22, 2020


A tweet by Frank Verstraete, Physics Professor at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and specializing in the application of quantum entanglement which may one day lead to quantum computers, caught my eye:

And indeed:

The BEC will be realized under the auspices of Dr Karel Van Acolyen, of the UGhent's Physics and Astronomy Department.

Matter can exist in a number of states, of which solid, gas, and liquid are the most common and the only stable ones are. There's plasma, observable in everyday life when we see for example a welding arc, and there are very exotic states of matter such as neutron-degenerate matter (which occurs in a situation of extreme density), and quark–gluon plasma (extremely high energy).

And then there is a seventh state of matter, a Bose-Einstein condensate.

The lowest possible temperature is minus 273.15 degrees Centigrade. Zero Kelvin. When atoms are cooled to within a whiff of that, they clump together and can hardly move relative to each other. They enter the same energy state and, from a physical POV, the bunch of atoms starts behaving as if it were a single atom. A Bose-Einstein condensate has been created.

Some background here:

"On 14 July 1995 a paper in Science reported the first observation of the exotic state of matter predicted in the 1920s by Satyendra Nath Bose and Albert Einstein in an ultracold gas of rubidium atoms. It was the culmination of over a decade of refinement of atom cooling and trapping technologies. It was also one of the occasions when news pieces could be titled ‘Einstein was right’. In fact, Einstein was wrong. In a 1925 paper, building on Bose’s ideas, Einstein developed a quantum theory to describe a monoatomic ideal gas, but concluded that the theory provided a paradox because it predicted a state with indistinguishable particles occupying the same volume. “But, this appears to be as good as impossible,” Einstein wrote on the last line of his paper. A Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC), as the collective low-energy state of bosons has come to be known, is very much possible and has been found to exist not only in ultracold atomic gases, but also at higher temperatures in materials hosting bosonic quasiparticles such as magnons, excitons and polaritons. The first BEC, made of 87Rb atoms, was reported by Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman’s team at JILA. A few months earlier they had broken the temperature record in atom cooling, reaching 200 nK. The feat was possible thanks to a so-called time-orbiting potential trap providing a deep enough confinement to allow evaporative cooling (the process of letting hot atoms leave the trap) without losing too many atoms. The JILA team cooled the atoms further down to 20 nK, but already at 170 nK they started to see the first unmistakable signatures of the Bose–Einstein condensation among which is the narrow peak in the velocity distribution of the atoms (pictured). A few months later Wolfgang Ketterle and colleagues made the first sodium BEC. In 2001, Cornell, Wieman and Ketterle shared the Nobel Prize in Physics. Despite the recognition of the discovery it was unclear what BECs were good for. In the early 2000s on an educational website called ‘Physics 2000’ created and originally hosted by the University of Colorado, the question was answered in a digestible way. Imagine you are someone who has never seen ice before, it would take a while before you would realize that it can be used to make ice cream. BEC ice cream comes in many surprising flavours. “Quantum mechanics rules over the physics in two regimes: the very cold, and the very small. Insights derived from one regime can apply in the other,” notes Cornell. Over the past 25 years BECs have been the workhorse of ultracold atomic gas experiments, advancing our understanding of quantum many-body phenomena through quantum simulation (see also the Technical Review in this issue). They enabled the study of exotic systems such as the emission of Hawking radiation from an analogue event horizon and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics with macroscopic superposition states. BECs have also been used to create atom lasers, atomic clocks and gravitational, rotational or magnetic sensors with excellent sensitivity. In terms of the experimental techniques, making atomic BECs in the lab has become routine. Today there are commercial table-top BEC systems available and there are compact systems that can be used for portable sensors or free-fall experiments. The next stage of such experiments was reported in a paper published last month: the first BEC made in space in the Cold Atom Laboratory on board the International Space Station. “it predicted a state with indistinguishable particles occupying the same volume. “But, this appears to be as good as impossible”” The first BEC experiments 25 years ago led to many unexpected directions in terms of both the science and applications. The field of ultracold atomic gases has been expanding ever since with no sign of slowing down. As Ketterle put it “maybe the best is yet to come”."



Saturday, August 15, 2020


I won't even elaborate on the situation in my own country, but here's a small sample of the evil fruits of multiculturalism in The Netherlands: riots in Utrecht and The Hague, a 55-year old cream white Dutchman from Nijmegen beaten unconscious by "youths", a younger man from Assen who got a skull fracture from a "lichtgetintiër" (euphemism for a lightly brown colored i.e. Middle Eastern man).
Yet another Bio Dutchman, Bas Van Wijk, tried to foil the theft of a watch by a group of 5 "lichtgetintiërs" and was killed for his trouble with 5 gunshots in broad daylight. White Lives Don't Matter At All.

To top it all off there have been riots for four consecutive nights in Schilderswijk, a heavily islamicized and multiculti enclave in The Hague. Already in 2008 a staggering 90 per cent of (registered) inhabitants were foreigners, mostly Turks, Moroccans and Surinamese. The overwhelming majority (>70 per cent) live off welfare. The excuse for the riots seems to be the death of a man in police custody - I'm sure he was an outstanding, law-abiding and hardworking citizen - but if it wasn't his death while under arrest they'd have found something else.
Anyway, it's complete and utter chaos. Police has litterally FLED for throngs of hundreds of "youths", so many fire hydrants were opened that water pressure fell away and drinking water fouled, and for a while there wasn't water for the fire services, which could have had catastrophic consequences in case of a fire breaking out.
Look for yourself:

If you import the Third World, you become the Third World.

Rope. Tree. Politicians.



Robert Plant with Big Log. From the album The Principle of Moments (1983).

After the disbandment of Led Zeppelin in 1980 Plant briefly considered becoming a teacher, but luckily he changed his mind and embarked on a solo career, releasing his first album, Pictures at Eleven, in 1982.

Visage with Fade to Grey. Album Visage (1980).

British synthpop band, early eighties, new wave. Formed in London in 1978. Founding members were Midge Ure (later Ultravox), Rusty Egan and Steve Strange, a.o.

Slaap wel.


Saturday, August 08, 2020


George Whittaker with I don't believe in "If" anymore. Released as a single in 1970.

I wonder if this is perhaps a jab at Kiplings "If"?

Grand Funk Railroad with Some Kind of Wonderful. From the 1974 album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!

Crucial seventies hardrock band from Flint, Michigan which formed in 1969. Original members were Mark Farner (guitar, keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Don Brewer (drums, vocals), and Mel Schacher (bass).

Sorry for the light blogging. Several factors. No need to explain, it's not important.



Friday, July 10, 2020


July 10, 1940, marks the start of the Battle of Britain.

After having swept before them the combined armies of Britain, France, Belgium and The Netherlands, and either chased them across the Channel or else forced their surrender, the Nazis ruled firmly over Western Europe. Only Britain remained defiant. To be sure, they had the advantage of the most impressive anti-tank ditch in the world. But with the BEF having lost all its matériel in the previous months, and the land forces in the UK either in hopeless disarray or else woefully unprepared to face Hitlers panzers, it was absolutely imperative that this barrier not be crossed.

Hitler counted on the Luftwaffe to neutralize the RAF. Once this task accomplished, his victorious armies would be able to cross the Channel at will, and when on the other side, the British Army and Home Guard would be no match for them.

It was therefore imperative that the RAF retained the upper hand. For two months, a fierce air battle raged, a battle of which the outcome would determine whether Nazi rule would stretch over all of Western Europe and plunge the continent in another dark era.

In the end, the RAF won, a feat which gave birth to perhaps Winston Churchill's most famous quote:

'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.'

In 1970 the movie The Battle of Britain was released. When it was made, the real Battle only lay three decades in the past. A further half-century separates us from Michael Caine and fellow actors re-enacting the glorious deeds of the 'Few' in that long, hot summer of 1940 so fraught with danger and angst. But to this day, no better picture has been made honoring the young RAF pilots:

Essential info here.


Friday, July 03, 2020


Stars with a supergiant luminosity are called Red Supergiants (RSGs). They have an enormous luminosity class (Yerkes class I) of either spectral type K or M. They are the largest stars in the universe in terms of volume, although they are not the most massive (that's R136a1) or luminous. Antares and Betelgeuse are the brightest and best known red supergiants (RSGs), indeed the only first magnitude red supergiants.

Betelgeuse, about 700 lightyears from our Sun in the Orion Constellation. It has near-infrared wavelenghts and a mass estimated to be between a little under ten, and twenty times the mass of the Sun.

And neutron stars are the collapsed cores of a giant stars. Before collapse such a giant star had a mass of between 10 and 29 times that of our Sun. Neutron stars are the smallest and densest stars, not counting the (still hypothetical) white holes, quark stars, and strange stars, and neither counting Black Holes of course. To make it clear, a neutron star is also certainly far smaller than a White Dwarf, which still has a volume akin to that of Earth. Indeed, neutron stars have a radius of approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) and a mass of about 1.4 solar masses. They come into being as a massive star goes supernova, followed by with gravitational collapse, which compresses the core past white dwarf star density to that of atomic nuclei.


In 1975, physicist Kip Thorne (who recently was scientific adviser to Christopher Nolan when he was making Interstellar) and Polish astronomer Anna Zytkow proposed a new type of star, one which would originate by the merger of a red supergiant and a neutron star. These as yet hypothetical mergers became known as Thorne-Zytkow Objects (TZO's). Via Astronomy dot com:

"Nearly half a century ago, physicist Kip Thorne (now a Nobel laureate) and astronomer Anna Żytkow suggested a strange, Russian-nesting-doll-type star might be hiding in the cosmos, just waiting to be found by those who knew how to seek it. Astronomers named these theoretical stellar hybrids Thorne-Żytkow objects.

The possible existence of Thorne-Żytkow objects came to light when their namesake researchers ran early computer simulations. When they did, they found that a neutron star — a tiny, ultra-dense stellar remnant left behind when a star goes supernova — could be gobbled up by a red supergiant star.

According to the simulations, if the “Twins” (in the Danny DeVito-Arnold Schwarzenegger sense) get too close to one another, instead of one star getting ejected, the two stars can merge together. The city-sized, solar-mass neutron star would carry on living inside its much larger host, almost like a cosmic parasite.

In a study published in 1975 in The Astrophysical Journal, Thorne and Żytkow suggested these stars would look almost identical to red supergiants like Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion. Supergiant stars are relatively common and are some of the youngest and largest stars in the universe. Thorne-Żytkow objects (TZOs) would look very similar to red supergiants, but are suspected to survive up to 10 times longer.

Ordinary red supergiants, like other stars, are powered by nuclear fusion in their cores. So when that energy runs out, their uncontested gravity causes them to implode before erupting as a supernova. But TZOs can live such long lives because they do not rely on sustained nuclear fusion in their cores to avoid collapse. Instead, a TZO’s neutron star core, which is already extremely compressed, largely prevents the rapid and uncontested gravitational collapse of the surrounding supergiant layers.

Astronomers have two different theories for how TZOs form — and they both depend on the initial objects starting their lives as two gigantic stars in a close binary system. In one theory, the bigger of the two stars would explode as a supernova first, leaving behind a neutron star. But over time, the remaining supergiant would continue to balloon outward, growing until it fully swallowed the nearby neutron star remnant.

Another possibility for the formation of TZOs is that when one star explodes as an asymmetric supernova, its remnant core could get a powerful “kick.” That could potentially fire the neutron star into the belly of the remaining red giant..."

Check out this video:

So now you can go to sleep in the secure knowledge that you're a somewhat smarter person!


Saturday, June 20, 2020


You can't make this stuff up:

From The Herald, Scotland:

"THE FAILURE of the Scottish Government to meet its own climate emissions target has been blamed on the “beast from the east” bringing cold weather to the nation in 2018.

New statistics show that by the end of 2018, Scotland was unable to reduce its emissions by the 54 per cent requirement from levels in 1990, with a Scottish Government report stating that “the target for 2018 has not been met”.

The Scottish Government has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, including aviation, to net zero by 2045 but plans for Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee to set up low emission zones have been delayed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The latest climate change action plan will now not be published until the end of this year, after the Scottish Government announced a delay due to the pandemic.

Last year, the Scottish Parliament passed legislation setting the target for 2018 emissions at 54 per cent. The legislation set a target on 2018, which had passed by the time MSPs voted on the Bill in September 2019.The target for 2020 is currently set at 56 per cent."


"Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said the annual increase is “certainly disappointing” and stressed that the bar has been “intentionally been set to provide an extremely stretching pathway to net zero”.

She added: “By being ambitious and by stretching ourselves in pursuit of net zero, we will go a long way to reaching our destination.”

Ms Cunningham put the increase in emissions from 2017 to 2018 down to “changes to the national energy mix and freezing temperatures from the beast from the east during the early months of 2018” which led to “a rise in emissions from energy supply and heating use for buildings."

Please help me up - I haven't laughed this hard since before I was born!


Saturday, June 13, 2020


T. Rex with Cosmic Dancer. Album Electric Warrior (1971).

Hat tip 18-year old Outlawdaughter. So proud she's listening to this kind of music. And she ain't no exception! Told me there's some kind of a subculture of young people her age or thereabouts who have discovered and are hooked to the legendary rock of yore.

Metallica with Enter Sandman. From the album Metallica (1991).

Had to happen one day.



Sunday, June 07, 2020


Brussels, today, June 7. Black mobs serenely mourning the death of George Floyd:

London. Cops being chased away. Absolutely horrifying:



Saturday, June 06, 2020


The West has been plagued by the pestilence of leftist thought for a long time, and for at least 6 decades the curriculum of many institutes of higher learning has poisoned the minds of our young people. They lack historical background and have come to accept paradigms that are the exact opposite of reality.

ALL civilizations have practiced slavery or a form thereof, but to the best of my knowledge, the Western civilization is the only one which was capable of acknowledging the inherent inhumanity of it, in no small part - make that the bigger part - because of Christianity. And as a result of that, the West has outlawed and rooted out slavery OF ITS OWN. So, rather than blame us for slavery, we should be lauded for abolishing it.

Alas, the white fools who have gobbled leftist lies hook, line and sinker, know nothing of that.

The black fools who have failed because they listened to LBJ's siren song in the 60s and accepted the destruction of their nuclear families in exchange for the government's teat, know nothing of that either.

I don't have to show Americans the moronic crowds destroying the very mechanisms of wealth creation that, even when they refused to fend for themselves, still gave them plenty of food, transportation, housing that is still the envy of uncounted masses in Africa, Asia and South America, a decent modicum of medical assistance, and much more.

What is worse, is that the nonsense of the BLM racists has made it across the Atlantic.

This is London:

This is Amsterdam:

Here is a still of a populist on the 'Dam' in Central Amsterdam, a certain Akwasi, who LITTERALLY called for killing Whites!!!

This is somewhere in France:

We will have to get our act together, or we will suffer the consequences. These Culture Wars are getting out of hand, and they threaten to tear our countries apart. President Trump called for deploying the Army to quell the unrest, AND he labeled Antifa a terrorist movement. That's a step in the good direction. Nothing like that in moribund Europe however.

I'm certain that China is smirking about all this. It means attention to its responsibility for the global Coronavirus crisis is evaporating, and it also means that the West, and in particular Europe, is weakening to a point where it will not even be able to make a symbolic fist against its imperialist moves in South East Asia and Africa.


Saturday, May 30, 2020


It's been 9 long years since American astronauts left the planet in an American spacecraft: astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken aboard a Crew Dragon on top of a Falcon 9 rocket...

... appropriately, products of the private sector!

The Crew Dragon is a development of the Dragon 1 cargo spacecraft and is designed to be reused at least 10 times.

This is how Crew Dragon compares to other spacecraft - apart from its reusability, that is:

Lots of hard info here.

The flight to the ISS lasts 19 hours from launch. Docking tomorrow Sunday somewhere in early evening Western European time.