Saturday, August 29, 2015


Lovin' Spoonful with Summer in the City. From the 1966 album Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful.

Band has its origins in the early 60s folk music scene of Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Formed in 1965, are still around, despite breaking up twice.

Jason Falkner with She goed to bed. From the 2001 album Necessity: the 4-track Years.

Interesting sound. Especially when you know Falkner (ex-Jellyfish) is some kind of a musical centipede, being his own songwriter, instrumentalist, vocalist and producer - aside from producing for, and contributing to, other bands.

Goede nacht dames en heren. Mesdames et messieurs, bonne nuit. Gute Nacht meine Damen und Herren. Ladies and gentlemen, good night.



StemExpress cut ties with Planned Parenthood after the sixth video released by the Center for Medical Progress.

It's easy to see why. Here's the eighth installment thus far:

The 36-year old Cate Dyer - what's in a name - whose company StemExpress is one of the Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, was named one of the “40 under 40” by Sacramento Business Journal.

But doing it the Cate Dyer way is easy - US taxpayer dough is funding her meteoric rise. Via Crisimagazine:

"...Until recently, Dyer seemed to have it all—she was able to gain a significant market share of fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood by placing her own personnel at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities to help harvest the tissue following the abortions. In fact, the only reason we even know about the scandal surrounding the sale of fetal tissue at Planned Parenthood is because Holly O’Donnell, one of Dyer’s own employees decided that she could not participate in what she found an abhorrent practice. Of course, O’Donnell was not the only connection between StemExpress and Planned Parenthood. The more important connection between StemExpress and Planned Parenthood is Dr. Ronald Berman, a 73 year-old abortion provider, and Medical Director at Planned Parenthood, Fresno, as well as Planned Parenthood Mountain View, CA. At the same time Berman was doing abortions for Planned Parenthood, he was also employed as Senior Medical Director at StemExpress doing the very abortions that are contributing to the bottom line of the company he works for. In fact, in the undercover videos, Holly O’Donnell identifies Berman as having a reputation for “going viciously fast” in his abortion and harvesting practices at Planned Parenthood.

Berman and Dyer know that there is much money to be made in the harvesting of fetal tissue. While most of the pro-life community has been focusing on the role Planned Parenthood has played in harvesting everything possible from the bodies of the aborted children in their facilities, the real money that is to be made is in the tissue procurement arena—the broker who provides the materials to the researchers. While most people know that State and Federal grants fund embryonic stem cell research at universities and research laboratories throughout the country, fewer people realize that federal grant money also funds fetal tissue research. Taxpayer money is helping to add to the tremendous financial success achieved by StemExpress. Lifesite News recently reported that U. S. taxpayers provided more than $280 million in fetal tissue research from 2011 to 2014. Much of that fetal tissue comes from abortion. Originally reported by the Associated Press, 97 organizations, received federal grants for fetal tissue research. A spokesman for St. Jude’s Research Hospital, one of the research facilities working with fetal tissue research, told LifeSite News that the fetal tissue researchers often do not know whether fetal tissue is coming from aborted babies or from babies who are miscarried..."

Exerpt from a conversation:

Dyer: As you probably know, one of the issues with neural tissue, it’s so fragile. It’s insanely fragile. And I don’t even know—I was gonna say, I know we get requests for neural, it’s the hardest thing in the world to ship.

Buyer: You do it as the whole calvarium [head].

Dyer: Yeah, that’s the easiest way. And we’ve actually had good success with that.

Buyer: Make sure the eyes are closed!

Dyer: Yeah! [laughter] Tell the lab it’s coming!

Buyer: Yeah.

Dyer: They’ll open the box, go, ”Oh God!” [laughter]

All very funny. She should take Jon Stewart's place.

August 29, 2015, and not a peep from De Standaard yet.


Friday, August 28, 2015


Over at Townhall, Cliff May has a compelling article re the ludicrous non-deal the US struck with Iran over the latter country's nuclear ambitions:

"Initially, I thought the news was beyond parody. The Associated Press last week ran a story headlined: “U.N. to let Iran inspect nuke work site.” I soon realized that this r evelation — a secret side agreement under which Iran is to police its own suspected nuclear weapons facilities — was too ludicrous not to parody.

The host of a radio talk show asked me how this was different from letting professional athletes test their own urine for performance-enhancing drugs. A colleague said the next time the Internal Revenue Service questioned his tax return, he’d offer to conduct a “self-audit.” It occurred to me that erratic drivers could administer their own breathalyzer tests. “Officer, if I’ve been drinking, I’m going to find out about it — and I will definitely let you know.”

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This is a screenshot from a NYPost article, but it's the same headline AP ran. Golly, yeah, let Khamenei check whether Parchin is working on nukes, why not? Next time a VAT controller announces a visit, I'll tell him I'll check the books myself. For crying out loud!

Hardly less humorous was the response of some deal supporters. At first, they insisted that the journalists at the AP didn’t know what the heck they were talking about. But instead of issuing a correction, the news agency published the draft text of the agreement. True believers began insisting it must be a forgery, probably created by — you guessed it — those thin-skinned Israelis who get so testy every time Iran’s rulers threaten them with extermination.

All right, perhaps I should wax serious for a few paragraphs. The more we learn about President Obama’s deal with Iran, the more obvious it becomes that Iranian negotiators ran rings around American negotiators.

As a result, Iran’s rulers are now set to reap huge economic rewards. Their nuclear weapons program is not being eliminated — at most it’s being delayed for a few years. During that time, inspections will be lax. Punishments for violations are unlikely. The Islamic republic will regain international legitimacy with no change in its egregious human rights violations at home and its support for terrorists abroad. It will be enormously strengthened militarily as well.

But the side agreements — we now know of two — go further. The only reason we even know about them is that last month, Nebraska Rep. Mike Pompeo and Arizona Sen. Tom Cotton, met in Vienna with officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. body responsible for conducting inspections in Iran. Those officials disclosed what the White House and State Department had not: that “certain elements of this deal are — and will remain — secret.”

Well, not secret from Iran and the IAEA, but the idea was to keep Congress and the American public in the dark — in apparent violation of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which promised that all materials relevant to the deal, including agreements “entered into or made between Iran and any other parties,” would be available for congressional review.

Asked about that, Secretary John Kerry said he, too, hadn’t read the secret side deals. But the IAEA, he insisted, can be relied upon to keep Iran's mullahs out of the nuclear weapons biz. Oh, sure. What could possibly go wrong?

The secret agreement unearthed by the AP specifically applies to Parchin, a military base where Iran’s rulers are believed to have conducted experiments relevant to detonating nuclear warheads. For more than a decade, the IAEA has been attempting to get access to Parchin. Obama administration spokesmen had affirmed that such access was necessary in order to establish a reliable verification system. You won’t be surprised to learn they’re not saying that now.

Iranian officials have vowed that international inspectors will never be permitted to poke around any of their military bases. Are self-inspections what they plan for all such facilities, and has Mr. Obama secretly agreed that’s good enough? Call it the Parchin Precedent, which may sound like a Robert Ludlum thriller but now appears to be Washington’s policy vis-a-vis the Islamic republic. It can be summed up in three words: Trust, don’t verify.

A second side agreement reportedly calls for resolving questions about Iran’s previous nuclear research and development — which would require interviews with key Iranian nuclear scientists who up till now have not been made available — by December. That’s several months after Congress is scheduled to have voted on the deal. Would you buy a house in September based on the understanding that three months later the termite inspectors will let you know whether there’s a problem?...."

Also, don't miss Katie Pavlich's article on a group of 200 retired Admirals and Generals who urged Congress to reject the Iran nuke deal, saying it endangers national security.

It's a mad, mad world.


Thursday, August 27, 2015


Magnificent photography by Richard Sidey:

Hat tip my uncle R.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015


With all the mayhem of Europe's immigrant invasion, the US with similar problems along its southern border, Russia's ever more brazenly sabre-rattling, China's financial conundrums afflicting the rest of the planet etc, it would be easy to miss the following story. Yet it deserves scrutiny because it's a fine study in microcosm of muslim stealth jihad - which, I have come to believe, is actually worse than armed jihad.

Our buddies at Gates of Vienna (PBUGOV) posted the following video, which shows exerpts from a testimony in favor of a proposed Bill for the Provincial Assembly in Quebec, Bill 59 to be exact. That "Bill" would effectively implement UN Resolution 16/18 and boil down to enforcing sharia-based Islamic blasphemy laws in Canada's French-speaking part.

Watch an imam named Salman Elmenyawi pleading for passing Bill 59 before the Commission des Institutions at the National Assembly in Quebec City, and don't miss the very end of this clip. Like the Baron said, "Some people say that Mr. Elmenyawi made a “veiled threat” against Quebec, but to my mind, it’s about as veiled as Miley Cyrus" ... "If you don’t pass this bill, daddy-o, you gonna run into a little Muslim trouble, dig?”

GoV reader Sassy did the translation, and the indispensable Vlad Tepes the subtitling:

THINK about it.

Salman Elmenyawi has openly advocates the death penalty for those who leave islam, favors stoning for sharia trespassers...

... in the eighties he was the proprietor of a small company specializing in sales of electronic equipment and alarm systems. Canada's highest police authority, in Quebec named La Gendarmerie Royale du Canada, accused him of illegally exporting sensitive electronics to Pakistan, amongst others very specific inverters and condensors used in installations that can enrich uranium (!).

He has also stated emphatically that, were Canada to implement limitations on wearing the veil like in France, he "was ready to fight" - in the litteral sense.

Today, this bearded ape is urging before a Canadian Assembly that a bill should be passed which would make criticism of islam illegal.

WHEN ARE PEOPLE FINALLY GOING TO WAKE UP and send these assholes packing?


Monday, August 24, 2015


The Macedonian border:

At the 0:21 mark you hear a Culture Enricher shout "Not halal"!

And we should let these assclowns in???


Sunday, August 23, 2015


A compelling article on the IKEA murders in Sweden, via The Gatestone Institute:

"A surge of rage has washed over otherwise docile Sweden. After a double homicide at an IKEA store in Västerås, where an illegal alien stabbed two random Swedes to death, more and more people are questioning why the government is exposing Swedish citizens to murderers from across the globe.

On August 10, news of the IKEA murders shocked Sweden. Two asylum seekers from Eritrea (the second largest source of asylum applicants in Sweden), were suspected of having grabbed knives from the kitchenware department and attacked two random Swedes. The victims were 55-year-old Carola Herlin and her 28-year-old son, Emil.

The elder of the two asylum seekers, a 36-year-old man, had twice been denied residency status in Sweden -- because he had already been granted residency it in Italy -- but he had not yet been deported. (Eritreans without residence permits in other EU-countries automatically get to stay in Sweden.)

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Carola Herlin and her son Emil were victims of the evil ideology of multiculturalism.

The killer also inflicted life-threatening injuries on himself, and underwent several surgeries before the police could finally question him. On August 14, he confessed. His 23-year-old compatriot was released from custody, because the police no longer believe he had anything to do with the murders or had even known what his friend was planning to do.

Fear has now struck the Swedes. Even those who had routinely brand critics of immigration and multiculturalism racist, were shaken to the core. Questions flooded the social media: Who are these people that are let into Sweden? How many of them are not innocent victims of war, but in fact war criminals and other criminals, hiding among the refugees? And should we pay billions in taxes to support and shelter citizens of other countries, while some of them try to kill us?

The fact that the police refuse to deny the persistent rumor that one of the IKEA victims was beheaded, only adds fuel to the fear.

So many questions and no answers. No one from the government has even bothered to make a statement about the horrific double murder. None of the mainstream media has confronted the government about the violent crimes committed by asylum seekers against Swedes. On the contrary – the media have done the utmost to convince Swedes that everything is safe and sound in Sweden. Better than ever, in fact. The day after the double murder, Sweden's largest morning paper, Dagens Nyheter, published an article titled, "After all, deadly violence on the decline." The article begins:

"In recent weeks, several brutal murders have been committed, and many people ask themselves where society is headed. The answer is that Sweden has, after all, become a safer place. Deadly violence has been on the decline for some time."

Nowhere does the article explain that the reason deadly violence has been on the decline is that emergency medicine is now able to save the lives of a lot more victims of knife- and gunshot-injuries. The so-called Laser Man, for example, shot a number of immigrants in Sweden in the 1990s. Forensic pathologist Jovan Rajs commented, "The Laser Man shot eleven people, and one of them died. In the 1930s eight or nine would have died, in the 1970s about five, and today probably none."

Ergo, deadly violence remains on an even level thanks to better health care in Sweden, but all other kinds of violent crime (including attempted homicide) has gone off the charts. Violent crime is up 300% and rape is up 1,472% since 1975, the year the Swedish Parliament decided to turn homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country.

Ninety percent of asylum seekers to Sweden lack proper identification papers, so in reality no one knows how many murderers, rapists and thugs hide among the 100,000 or so people granted asylum in Sweden every year.

Frustrated Swedes are now howling with powerlessness on social media. The normal democratic order, where citizens can contact politicians or the media to make their voices heard, has all but evaporated. Newspaper websites have removed the reader comment fields, and the politicians hide behind a wall of officials, who brand callers expressing concern "racist," and hang up. Thousands bear witness to this on Facebook. One person who actually got to talk about her uneasiness is Ewa, who writes on Facebook about calling Immigration Services:

"Well, I've unleashed the devil now. I called Immigration Services and demanded to talk to a Unit Manager. ... I gave him an earful about every injustice I could think of, like how badly we treat our elderly and how we take away their homes and give them to asylum seekers. I also told him how unsafe Swedish women feel due to all these gang rapes perpetrated by asylum seekers and other foreigners. Also asked him if we all have to be beheaded before they stop taking in these kinds of people. ... Now I'm sitting here, feeling completely empty after crying, screaming, discussing, raging and getting all this frustration out of me. Told him there are many of us who feel depressed because of what Immigration is doing. He was really sorry I feel this way. Yes, I told him, a lot of people feel this way but they are afraid to open their mouths because then they are labeled racist. You don't even have to be a Sweden Democrat to see that our country is falling apart more and more with each passing day. Something you and all the rest at Immigration Services are responsible for. Where do I apply for asylum, I asked, when the day comes and I can no longer live here? Our country is ruined economically, socially and so forth and you are responsible. He answered that it was the politicians who decided about this, but that they would do everything in their power to make things better."

Another woman, Amanda, wrote on Facebook that she e-mailed Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. She noted that "nothing may change, but at least I've made my voice heard." Her e-mail read:

"Hi, why did the Prime Minister feel it was essential and urgent to go and talk about the fire at the mosque in Eskilstuna, no one even knew what started it when he held his speech? But now, he's as silent as the grave. Why? It's his/your unconditional and lax immigration policies that have enabled this culprit to move freely in society, despite having received a deportation order not just once, but twice. Can you tell me if this is something the citizens of this country should get used to, that immigrants, upon receiving deportation orders, kill people in order to get a lifelong contract with the Swedish state? It is your personal responsibility every time this happens, I hope you know that. Because this is nothing if not a political issue regarding immigration, and... its massive consequences to an entire nation."

The mosque fire in Eskilstuna that Amanda referred to happened December 25, 2014, and is one of many incidents affecting Muslims and other immigrants that have received huge attention, while the rape epidemic in Sweden is basically ignored. After the fire, the Prime Minister was quick to make a statement:

"It is despicable, a despicable act. We will never tolerate this type of crime. People who want to practice their religion should have the right to do so. Today I feel great sympathy and empathy for those affected."

Three months later, it turned out no crime was behind the mosque fire, and police dropped the investigation. Most likely, it was caused by an accident or children playing with fire.

But when a Swedish woman and her son are brutally knifed to death in the most Swedish of all places – an IKEA store – the Prime Minister has nothing to say.

The Swedes are not prone to rebellion. To find a citizen that took up arms and marched on the citadels of power, one has to go back to the days of Gustav Vasa – the king who during his reign, 1523-1560, founded the nation-state of Sweden.

Although Sweden today is not occupied territory, it is governed by a power that has shut down the democratic process by the "December Agreement" of 2014. In the general election that year, the only party critical of mass immigration, the Sweden Democrats (SD), became the third-largest party in Parliament. The left-wing and center-right blocs then agreed to lock SD out of political power, but SD refused to be silenced. When the left-wing minority government budget was presented one month after the election, SD voted for the opposition's budget – a shocking and unique occurrence in the Swedish Parliament. Here, it is considered "good manners and decorum" to vote for your own budget proposition first, then lay down your vote and let the government win. But after the Sweden Democrats' "coup," Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (of the Social Democratic Party) was forced to govern with a center-right budget during his first year in office.

One would think that this came as a pleasant surprise to the center-right opposition, but that was not what happened. No one wants support from the "racist" Sweden Democrats. Rather than call a snap election, the two blocs entered into an agreement in which the center-right opposition promises to abstain from voting when it comes to important issues such as a proposed budget.

Thus, the December Agreement is in reality a kind of "relay-race" dictatorship: The left-wing government gets to do what it wants for the next four years, and after that, for next the four years (if there is a change of power), it will be the center-right government's turn. This means both parties are free to ignore the 58% of Swedes who now feel that immigration is too high, and may choose to vote for the Sweden Democrats in the next election.

When the Swedes got the news about the December Agreement, they did what they usually do – clenched their fists in their pockets, formed Facebook groups and wrote angry comments on Twitter and Facebook. But the politicians congratulated each other on once again restoring order; they ignored the people's concern that democracy had now become even more eroded.

A well-known stand-up comedian, Magnus Betnér, thought it a good idea to mock frightened Swedes in a YouTube clip:

"Yes, it's really tragic two people were murdered in IKEA. ... but... it's not dangerous; Sweden has never been safer than it is now. ... Very few of you guys watching this clip will be murdered. And those of you who are, will be murdered in your own homes."

When the establishment refuses to take people's concerns seriously, rumors on social media spread fast. A stubborn rumor claims that Carola Herlin was beheaded by the Eritrean murderer. According to sources interviewed by Gatestone, the woman had her throat slit and was also stabbed in the abdomen. Her son tried to defend himself, but received a deadly stab wound to the stomach.

When Dispatch International called Per Ågren, the police investigator in charge of the case, and asked him about the rumor, he said: "I'm not going to confirm... describe anything at all about what happened, except to say that two people were murdered. You won't find out how from me."

One of the first measures taken by the police after the IKEA murders was to start guarding all the buildings housing asylum seekers in the county. There was some apprehension concerning "dark forces," the police claimed, without specifying who these "dark forces" were. The night of August 15, an asylum house in Arboga had to be evacuated after someone shouted something about a bomb outside. Now the mainstream media were really on their toes: Carola and Emil Herlin, according to their reports, had been "at the wrong place at the wrong time."

The newspaper Aftonbladet interviewed an anonymous woman who said, "My cousin has lived here for over a year. He told me the Swedes are the nicest people in Europe. Then something like this happens. I could never have imagined."

Once again, it is supposedly the Swedes who should bow their heads in shame. Supposedly, we are not the ones grieving; we do not have the right to be frightened to death over the immigration policy of our rulers – it is the asylum seekers who are the victims, even when they kill, rape, rob and abuse.

The burning question is: What will the people do, whom no one will listen to? In East Germany of 1989, the people took to the streets, scaled the Berlin wall and made the government to resign. The other communist dictatorships of Eastern Europe fell in similar ways. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (the right to bear arms), exists to ensure that the citizens are able to seize power from a tyrannical government.

If powerlessness drives people to answer violence with violence, maybe one should not ask why Swedes are "racists" if they do not want the highest immigration level in Europe?

The most relevant question is why one government after another has chosen to spend Swedish taxpayers' money on citizens of other countries. While Swedish students take a plunge in the PISA tests, 60% of the welfare benefits go to immigrants who make up about 15% of the population. Healthcare and other social services are deteriorating, according to many Swedes, while violence is exponentially increasing. When more and more Swedes feel that they are being badly treated in their own country, the politicians have created a powder keg ready to explode at any minute.

The truth is that even the docile Swedish people have a limit. When those in power expose us to bloodbaths, whether in the Big Square of Stockholm in 1520 or at IKEA in Västerås in 2015, there will always be those who are ready to overthrow the mighty. Just as in Gustav Vasa's day, a lot of Swedes have firearms. They are not as easy to come by as in the United States, but more and more Swedes are getting hunting licenses, and are thereafter legally able to buy guns. From now on in Sweden, anything can happen."

Ingrid Carlqvist is editor-in-chief of Dispatch International.

This case is not the first, nor, I fear, will it be the last, courtesy our moral betters in the media, politics, education and the "cultural" sector. In these segments of society dark forces are at work who a.) make sure not too much attention is given - if at all - and b.) who perversely reckon on the general public to quickly forget what happened. Quick test: how many among you remember a similar incident in Norway in late 2013, whereby another illegal immigrant from South Sudan, who also had his asylum application rejected, murdered three native Norwegians on a bus?

His victims were the bus driver, Arve Haug Bagn (55), another man in his fifties whose name I have been unable to find, and Margaret Molland Sanden, a 19-year-old biotechnology student at the Oslo and Akerhus University College of Applied Sciences. A crying shame:

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You don't remember? The likes of Mona Sahlin and Gustav Fridolin will be elated to hear that.