Saturday, July 18, 2015


Via our buddies over at Gates of Vienna: two telling pics from the Chattanooga USMC recruiting station:

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Although the glass is shattered, you can still make out the following:


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I suppose Muhammmad Youssef Abdulazeez must have been illiterate. Too bad the people inside were not.


Friday, July 17, 2015


Look for yourself. The euphemistically called Planned Parenthood is selling body parts from aborted fetuses.

Since this does get a lot of coverage in the US, this post is primarily intended for readers outside the States. In particular in abortion-crazy Europe, where you can be sure the story will be buried as deep as possible - if it gets coverage at all.

Leftists are wretched people.

I am getting more and more convinced that actually we must not see islamic terrorism as our prime concern - we can actually always deal with that. If only we are willing to make a stand, we can pulverize them and blow them away any time we want. Any time.

Our No. 1 Enemy is leftism, in all its forms. It is leftists who are sapping our strength, undermining our belief in ourselves, crippling our finances, tearing our social fabric apart, discredit and strangle our military, open our borders wide to welfare seekers and criminals, poison the minds of our youths, break down moral safeguards, ruin our economies, reward those who profit from society while punishing those who contribute to it, make heroes of felons while mocking brave men and women making a real difference, defecate on Christianity but lie in bed with a belief system that is basically hellbent on destroying us, promote relationships that don't produce offspring while attacking those that provide stability and safe homes for children, design ugly euthanasisa schemes to finish off unwanted elderly people...

... and murder the most vulnerable among us in their mothers' wombs.

Such is the handiwork of our moral betters.

Leftists - socialists, communists, greens, call them whatever you want - THEY ARE THE MAIN ENEMY.

And they should be treated as such.


Thursday, July 16, 2015


Leftist rag De Standaard is happy to inform us about the following:

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"The government of the French-speaking community in Belgium (I know, difficult to explain to a foreigner) has given the green light to ECIB (Enseignement Confessionnel Islamique de Belgique), a muslim non-profit, to start from September on on the premises of the subsidized islamic school La Vertu [The Virtue; MFBB] with a high school, writes the daily La Libre Belgique on Thursday. According to La Libre Belgique it's a first in Belgium.

In a first phase there will be 120 places for students of the 1st en 2nd year. The aim is to create a second (3rd and 4th year) and third grade (5th and 6th year). This would amount to a total of 660 places. At this moment 90 students have enlisted already."

According to Joelle Milquet, Walloon Minister for Education, the La Vertu school has given evidence of its openness towards other faiths.

About one month ago police raided Milquet's private home because in all likelihood she had given orders to 8 members of her ministry to help her in last year's elections. The 8 people involved, all of them of foreign origin, would have helped to organize festivities and events in immigrant Moroccan, Congolese and Turkish communities, events where Milquet then presented herself. In a normal country the deployment of staff, normally supposed to be engaged in purely professional matters, for political campaigns in support of the minister in question, would lead to the instant dismissal of said minister.

But Belgium is no normal country. Count on Joelle Milquet to keep her "job".

We have met this bitch before. Two years ago, when she was Interior Minister in the catastrophic Elio di Rupo government. Below you see a period photo when she posed with a radical imam, Iliass Azaouai, who, btw, would in the meantime have been killed in Syria:

And currently this horrible woman, now on another ministerial post where she can do tremendous damage, assures us that the soon-to-be islamic high school La Vertu "has given evidence of openness towards other faiths". Yeah right.

I am not an Education Minister, but I trust that my judgment is far more sound than Madame Non's. La Vertu High School will be the first in a long series of muslim-only schools, a development that will only speed up the process of segregation and the creation of a parallel state in the state. A parallel state that will ever more brazenly show it's inherent hostility vis-à-vis its host.

Apart from that, no one should fool himself that the "students" this school will deliver will be in any way prepared for either the job market or college/university. They have tried it in The Netherlands - with catastrophic results, see the failed experiment with the Ibn Ghaldoun islamic high school:

"The Ibn Ghaldoun school in Rotterdam has been declared bankrupt. The Court in Rotterdam declared the bankruptcy on Tuesday.

The Islamic secondary school drew media attention this summer when 27 exam papers were stolen.

In addition, it emerged from inspection that the quality of education had been poor for years. There were also administrative and financial problems.

State Secretary for Education Sander Dekker (VVD) announced last month in response to the findings of the inspection that state financing would stop as of 1 November. Shortly after, the school filed for bankruptcy.

The more than six hundred pupils of the school can for the time being be accommodated by the Christian association Melanchthon. They will be taught at the current location as a temporary branch of the school association. There will however be completely new teaching staff.

(Note from translator below)

What is more disturbing is that apparently the authorities had been tipped off about grade and exam fraud at the school in April, 2 months before it came out about the exam papers being stolen, and did nothing. They are now claiming that it was because they had planned an inspection anyway. There will be an enquiry, but you can be certain the excuses will come thick and fast. Should point out the seriousness of the exam paper theft – all schools thoughout the country get the same exams. The papers had been stolen, so in theory every kid in the country could have known the questions in advance. The authorities had to do some serious damage management.

The NRC newspaper has a copy of the letter sent by an anonymous teacher in April to complain about the school.

It turned out that teachers has been fiddling with the grades, letting kids go on to the next year they should have stayd behind. Apparently the school’s true academic results were shocking."

Courtesy translation from NRC: Vladtepesblog.


... am beginning to understand - far, far too late, granted - that our prime enemy is not islam.

It's our own insane and coward politicians.

They should receive a just punishment.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015


After a nine-year long journey covering 3 billion miles NASA's New Horizons probe has reached Pluto. Great coverage from EarthSky dot org:

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"Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015 when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft’s closest approach to Pluto on July 14. The color image has been combined with lower-resolution color information from the Ralph instrument that was acquired earlier on July 13. This view is dominated by the large, bright feature informally named the “heart,” which measures approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) across. The heart borders darker equatorial terrains, and the mottled terrain to its east (right) are complex. However, even at this resolution, much of the heart’s interior appears remarkably featureless—possibly a sign of ongoing geologic processes.
Credits: NASA/APL/SwRI"

There's an absolutely great series of short, easily understandable explanatory videos out there, Pluto in a minute. Here are a couple of them:

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"NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto.

After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday (July 14, 2015), about 7,750 miles above the surface – roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.

Per the plan, the spacecraft currently is in data-gathering mode and not in contact with flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physical Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. Scientists are waiting to find out whether New Horizons “phones home,” transmitting to Earth a series of status updates that indicate the spacecraft survived the flyby and is in good health. The “call” is expected shortly after 9 p.m. tonight (July 14).

The Pluto story began only a generation ago when young Clyde Tombaugh was tasked to look for Planet X, theorized to exist beyond the orbit of Neptune. He discovered a faint point of light that we now see as a complex and fascinating world.

John Grunsfeld is associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. He said:

Pluto was discovered just 85 years ago by a farmer’s son from Kansas, inspired by a visionary from Boston, using a telescope in Flagstaff, Arizona. Today, science takes a great leap observing the Pluto system up close and flying into a new frontier that will help us better understand the origins of the solar system.

New Horizons’ flyby of the dwarf planet and its five known moons is providing an up-close introduction to the solar system’s Kuiper Belt, an outer region populated by icy objects ranging in size from boulders to dwarf planets. Kuiper Belt objects, such as Pluto, preserve evidence about the early formation of the solar system.

New Horizons’ almost 10-year, three-billion-mile journey to closest approach at Pluto took about one minute less than predicted when the craft was launched in January 2006. The spacecraft threaded the needle through a 36-by-57 mile (60 by 90 kilometers) window in space – the equivalent of a commercial airliner arriving no more off target than the width of a tennis ball.

Because New Horizons is the fastest spacecraft ever launched – hurtling through the Pluto system at more than 30,000 mph, a collision with a particle as small as a grain of rice could incapacitate the spacecraft. Once it reestablishes contact, it will take 16 months for New Horizons to send its cache of data – 10 years’ worth – back to Earth...."

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Some general info on the New Horizons probe, slightly adapted from Wiki:

* it hurtles through space in one of two "modes", either spin-stabilized mode (for cruising) or and three-axis stabilized mode (for science experiments). Both modes are controlled with hydrazine monopropellant. Post launch there was an additional delta-v of over 290 m/s (1,000 km/h; 650 mph), which was fueled by a 77 kg (170 lb) internal tank. Helium is used as a pressurant, with an elastomeric diaphragm assisting expulsion. And now that we are talking about hydrazine, that's N2H4, and it was first used as a propellant fuel in Nazi Germany's Me163B rocket interceptor, where it was called "B-Stoff". It's a colourless highly toxic flammable liquid, and I recall that back in the eighties, every time an F-16 had an accident (the BAF operated far more F-16's then than it does now, and one of the reasons is that there were so many accidents in the beginning), there was a huge fuss about hydrazine contamination at the crash site. But I digress.

* New Horizons has 16 thrusters: four 4.4 N (1.0 lbf) and twelve 0.9 N (0.2 lbf) plumbed into redundant branches. The four "large" ones are used primarily for trajectory corrections, and the small ones (the types were also used on the Cassini and Voyager spacecraft) are used mainly for attitude control and spinup/spindown maneuvers. Two star cameras are used to measure the spacecraft attitude. They are mounted on the face of the spacecraft and provide attitude information while in spin-stabilized or 3-axis mode. In between the time of star camera readings, spacecraft orientation is provided by dual redundant miniature inertial measurement units. Each unit contains three solid-state gyroscopes and three accelerometers. Two Adcole Sun sensors provide attitude control. One detects the angle to the Sun, whereas the other measures spin rate and clocking.

* Power supply: check out the cylindrical radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) protruding in the plane of the triangle from one vertex of it. A radioisotope thermoelectric generator is an electrical generator that uses an array of thermocouples to convert the heat released by the decay of a suitable radioactive material into electricity by the Seebeck effect, which describes the conversion of temperature differences directly into electricity. Therefor, an RTG has no moving parts. NH's RTG will provide about 250 W, 30 V DC at launch, and is predicted to drop approximately 5% every 4 years, decaying to 200 W by the time of its encounter with Pluto/Charon in 2015. The RTG, model "GPHS-RTG," was originally a spare from the Cassini mission. The RTG contains 10.9 kg (24 lb) of plutonium-238 oxide pellets. Each pellet is clad in iridium, then encased in a graphite shell. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy at the Materials and Fuels Complex, a part of the Idaho National Laboratory. Less power than the original design goal was produced because of delays at the United States Department of Energy, including security activities. The mission parameters and observation sequence had to be modified for the reduced wattage; still, not all instruments can operate simultaneously. New Horizons carries no batteries and RTG output is relatively predictable; load transients are handled by a capacitor bank and fast circuit breakers.

The amount of radioactive plutonium in the RTG is 10.9 kg (24 lb), about one-third the amount on board the Cassini–Huygens probe when it launched in 1997. That launch was protested by some. The United States Department of Energy estimated the chances of a launch accident that would release radiation into the atmosphere at 1 in 350, and monitored the launch as it always does when RTGs are involved.

* The NH probe's Flight computer comprises two computer systems: the Command and Data Handling system and the Guidance and Control processor. Each of the two systems is duplicated for redundancy, thus there are actually four navigating computer. The processor used for its flight computers is the Mongoose-V, a 12 MHz radiation-hardened version of the MIPS R3000 CPU. Multiple clocks and timing routines are implemented in hardware and software to help prevent faults and downtime. To conserve heat and mass, spacecraft and instrument electronics are housed together in IEMs (integrated electronics modules). There are two redundant IEMs. Including other functions such as instrument and radio electronics, each IEM contains 9 boards.

Oh to be part of such a magnificent undertaking!