Sunday, December 31, 2017


Hi there, if you read this it means you made it to the end of 2017...

... personally, for me a year with a lot of challenges, but all in all, made it through more or less okay. And that's a LOT, isn't it?

Thanks for tuning in, have a YUUUUUUGE party if you can, and best wishes for the New Year!!!


Friday, December 29, 2017


I am currently reading Andy Weir's latest, Artemis, and while so far I'm finding it a lesser opus than The Martian (I'm not the only one, it seems), it's doable. The story is set in Earth's first Moon base, called, you guess it, Artemis. More on the book later, when and if I get through it. But the story fired up my imagination, so I checked out how far actual plans to build such a base stand.

Turns out, relatively promising.

Last year, The Daily Mail had a rather jubilant piece on the possibility of there being a Moon Base quite soon, possibly from 2022 on. I don't believe a word of that, but the article is at least convincing in making the case that the technologies envisaged are already there.

Here's a glimpse of what such a base might look like, courtesy the European Space Agency (ESA) and architectural firm Foster + Partners. Inflatable habitats to be covered by robots capable of 3D-printing, with the bulk of the printed stuff actually made out of the Moon's regolith. The capsules transporting the habitats would then serve as airlocks:

And here's a fascinating video of how the building would/could take place:

Also, check out this article. Now, if a certain brand of politicans could just make their imagination work instead of focusing on evolutionary dead enders ....


Sunday, December 24, 2017


Like every year, DowneastBlog wishes all its readers of good will a Merry Christmas!

"Today in the City of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord! And this will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”…

(Luke 2:11-12)

If you can, enjoy being with your family.


Saturday, December 23, 2017


Re the vehicular jihadist who mowed down 19 people in Melbourne almost a week ago, the Master Chronicler of the West's own organized demise is his usual brilliant self in this article.

"So there will be more empty seats round the Christmas table this year, after an "Australian citizen" mowed down pedestrians at the junction of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. The casualties include "a pre-schooler with serious head injuries". The "Australian citizen" (I presume this designation is being used to emphasize that he's entirely eligible to serve in Mr Turnbull's cabinet) did it deliberately, but relax, lighten up, there's no need to worry because, according to Victoria's police commissioner, all this terrifying terror is "not terror-related".

So he's not a crack operative with the Islamic State's Australian branch office, he's just, as The Age's cheery headline writer puts it, "of Afghan descent and mentally ill". A second man, arrested while filming the scene and found to have three knives in his bag, is believed to be nothing to do with the first man. Just another Australian citizen taking his knife collection out for a stroll.

You'll recall there was a previous "vehicle attack" in downtown Melbourne earlier this year, after which the authorities ordered up the bollardization of every pedestrianized precinct in the vicinity. As Andrew Bolt writes:

~ All the bollards put up after six people were killed in Bourke St Mall in January have not stopped this.

After the Halloween jihadist killed eight people on a bike path in Lower Manhattan, New York's bollardizers commanded similarly extravagant installation of Diversity Bollards up and down the city. As I wrote:

~ Last week I was tootling through Williston, Vermont, which has just reconfigured its highway system to run green-painted bike paths down the center of the streets. And the thought occurred to me that, once you've bollarded off every sidewalk, what's to stop jihadists mowing down cyclists? After all, if the eco-crowd are installing them in the middle of the roadway, they're kind of hard to bollard off.

I was over-thinking the issue. One of the problems with bollarding off pedestrians behind a wall of Diversity Bollards is that they still occasionally have to emerge from behind the bollards to cross the street, and it's hard to bollard off a pedestrian crossing. In this case, the non-terror-related Australian citizen simply waited until the little green sign indicated it was safe for pedestrians to cross the street and then floored it. In an amusing touch, his car eventually came to a rest against a bollard.

What's the solution? Maybe automobile manufacturers could replace airbags with Diversity Bollards timed to inflate whenever non-terror-related drivers with mental-health issues accelerate near pedestrian crossings. Or perhaps it would be easier to issue citizens of western nations at birth with an individual ring of bollards to wear about their persons at all time, starting with when they leave the maternity ward.

Alternatively, instead of attempting to ring-fence every potential target - ie, everything and everyone - with Diversity Bollards, we could try installing bollards where they matter - around the civilized world. To reiterate what I reiterated last time:

~ I don't want to get used to it - and I reiterate my minimum demand of western politicians that I last made after the London Bridge attacks: How many more corpses need to pile up on our streets before you guys decide to stop importing more of it?

If your congressman or senator says that's not on his agenda, what he means is he's willing to sacrifice you and your loved ones in the suicide lottery of diversity."


Coincidentally, at around the same time Mr Steyn's piece went up, Alexander Naessens, widower of Ann-Laure Decadt, felt compelled to teach The Great Unwashed a lesson in morality. Who is, or rather was, Ann-Laure Decadt? She is the Belgian mother of two who was one of 8 deadly victims in the OCT 31, 2017 terror attack in Lower Manhattan, when Uzbek Sayfullo Saipov plowed his pickup truck into bikers in Lower Manhattan, injuring and maiming eleven more besides killing Decadt, five Argentinians, and two Americans. Via HLN:

"On the perpetrator of the attack Naessens has no feelings. "No positive, no negative. At this point, my sorrow is too big yet to leave room for anger and feelings of revenge."

Naessens exhorts the population to not resort now to black-and-white thinking about "certain population groups". "My wife would also have liked it that way. She was a very positive person and gave everybody a second chance. She gave every beggar money, sometimes until it annoyed me."

Right. Do not "resort to black and white thinking about "certain population groups". Which sane people translate as "By all means let no one think this has ANYTHING to do with islam." Even when Saipov shouted "Allahu Akbar" when he got out of the pickup, prayed at a mosque under surveillance in Paterson, NJ, and asked staff in the hospital where he was treated afterwards (a shot in the stomach put him down), to hang an ISIS flag in his room.

"I hope that terrorism will not split up society".

YOU F*CKING IDIOT. In case you didn't notice, society IS already split up. Which is what you get when "certain population groups" definitely DON'T want to intermingle with the original locals. Molenbeek is 80 per cent muslim JUST BECAUSE "certain population groups" DON'T want infidels living among and near them!

Mr. Naessens' outrageous words are reminiscent of the French"man" Antoine Leiris, who, post the Bataclan and other muslim terror attacks in Paris during which he lost his wife, proudly exclaimed "that you will not have my hatred". At the time, I had a small post up about his unsavoury sermon here.

The tragic case of Ann-Laure Decadt follows, a.o., that of Elke Vanbockrijck, a Belgian mother of two who was killed with thirteen others in the islamic terror attacks in Barcelona on August 17 last summer...

(I bet you had already forgotten about that)...

... and that of Mailys Dereymaeker, a mother of one from Halle, central Belgium, who was killed when a follower of the prophet plowed his truck into a shopping crowd in Stockholm in April of this year:

Miss Dereymaeker worked as a psychologist in asylum centers, where she counseled people like Rakhmat Akilov, who reduced her to a gory, bloody mess necessitating almost two days
before she could be identified:

As long as society remains more paralyzed with fear of telling the truth regarding the terror - i.e. the islamic faith and islamic terror are two sides of the same coin - than with fear for the actual attacks themselves, nothing will change.

And more Belgian women will return home in bodybags. Insofar they haven't been killed here. Along with other, ah, genders.

In short, do not heed the messages by the likes of Alexander Naessens. The Alexander Naessens types are symptoms of the disease.


Saturday, December 16, 2017


Muse with Starlight. Album Black Holes and Revelations (2006).

They are from Teignmouth in Devon, which is just a short distance up north from Torquay.

Lynsey de Paul with Sugar Me. Released as a single in 1972.

Her surname is a composite, with "de" borrowed from her Dutch mother's name "De Groot" and "Paul" being her father's middle name. 1972 was the year of the Munich Massacre, and someone whispered in her name that it was safer not to have a Jewish name - she was born a Rubin.

Eyes, cheekbones, nose, lips, jawline... she's got an Evelyn Nesbit face, the world's first supermodel:

This photo dates from around 1900. Whoever made it was a state of the art photographer.

OK. Goede nacht.


Sunday, December 10, 2017


In the wake of President Trump announcing his plans to relocate the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in Malmo, Sweden, hundreds of Muslims took to the streets chanting antisemitic slogans and warning that “the Jews should remember that the army of Muhammad will return”.

“We have announced the intifada from Malmö. We want our freedom back, and we will shoot the Jews,” according to Sveriges Radio.

Earlier, a synagogue had been firebombed in Gothenburg.

Another anti-Israel demo took place in Paris on the Place de la République, Jewish News reports:

"And in France, around 400 people gathered at Republique square Saturday, where they cheered when an organiser, wearing a shirt that promotes a boycott of Israel, said: “This demonstration is also about freedom for Hassan Hamouri, Marwan Barghouti and all the Palestinian prisoner.” The crowd shouted back: “Freedom to the Palestinian prisoners.”

In Vienna, it was the same story. Also via Jewish News:

"Earlier that day in Vienna, hundreds of participants in rally shouted in Arabic, “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning.” The cry relates to an event in the seventh century when Muslims massacred and expelled Jews from the town of Khaybar, located in modern-day Saudi Arabia."

And in London too:

So they are calling for the murder of Jews and the coppers do nothing. In a country where a couple of years ago Liberty GB's Paul Weston was arrested for quoting Churchill.

Europe is probably lost, but other continents still have the means to turn back the muslim tide.



Saturday, December 09, 2017


Phil Collins with Don't lose my number, a hit from his third solo album No Jacket Required (1985). Start at the 1:32 mark to skip the nonsense.

IIRC the guy was never meant to sing. He was Genesis' drummer, but after Peter Gabriel left the band following The Lamb lies down on Broadway (and pissing of his buddies with his theatrical antics), they couldn't find a lead vocalist and in the end Collins stepped in.

Green Day with When I come around. Album Dookie (1994).

Dookie refers to what the band members - Billie Joe Armstrong (singer/guitarist), Mike Dirnt (bassist), and Tré Cool (drummer) - call 'liquid dookie', which is how they describe their diarrhea after eating bad food on tour.



Thursday, December 07, 2017


In Amsterdam, a follower of the prophet went Kristallnight on a Jewish restaurant. According to Selçuk Öztürk, the bearded chap being interviewed right at the beginning, it's all Trump's fault. A couple of years ago, Öztürk was thrown out of the PvdA, one of the Dutch socialist parties, and started his own muslim party, 'Denk'. On the programme are niceties such as that The Netherlands should offer schoolchildren the choice to opt for Turkish or Arabic as second language, that the government should support islamic education, and that The Netherlands should build a dedicated museum someplace in which its past as a slaveholding nation should be highlighted.

Wonderful cultural enrichment by a young Paleostinian dude. What's amazing - and outrageous - is the time it took the cops to take action against this scumbag.

In Mexico, the police chief of Cuauhtemoc, Edgar Perez de Peña, was murdered in a local restaurant by a cartel member. Prayers are asked for Mr Perez de Peña and his relatives.

In (Western) Europe, leftists and greens and actually most of the political establishment want to step up immigration of blokes like that Paleostinian thug even more, because diversity! Multiculturalism!

In the US, their ideological brethren want to stop building a wall that would keep murderous subhumans like that killer out.

It has been said a million times before on this site: Leftism is a mental disorder.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017


Okay, almost every week. On OCT 23, 1995, the US Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, meant to initiate and fund the relocation of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The ultimate date for this move was set for May 31, 1999.

On DEC 6, 2017, President Trump finally announced that he would implement the law. Henceforth, the United States of America recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. Via FOX News:

Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama consistenly waived their right to do what Donald Trump did on the grounds that implementing the law would harm national security interests - read, they were afraid of alienating islam.

Today, President Trump made good on yet another one of his campaign promises and demonstrated to the World how one treats muslims - by playing hardball and showing sheer and utter contempt for their 'sensitivities'. If (many) more politicians had one tenth of the current US President's guts, this awful abomination that is called 'islam', this global prison of body and mind for 1.6 billion imbecile and backward followers, this gruesome totalitarian ideology that corrupts, hurts and holds back Man... would not be able to be such a terrible burden for humanity. Islam only deserves scorn and contempt. Today's move is a huge step in the right direction.

If I may offer one good piece of advice: reasonable, sensible and decent people the world over, especially Westerners and Jews, should stay on high alert to meet any threat emanating from the followers of the so-called prophet with deadly force.


Sunday, December 03, 2017


A work by Jack Vettriano from his Bluebird series, though I haven't been able yet to find out its title. Anyone know it, please drop a line.

This Scottish painter (born 1951 in Saint Andrews, Fife) has got his critics, but I guess they don't give you an OBE for nothing.

Then Girl in Orange by Jeffrey Hein.

Jeff Hein is a relatively young (b. 1974, New Windsor, NY) very promising artist. Check out his site here.

Nite. Have a good start of the week.


Saturday, December 02, 2017


Carly Simon with You're so vain. Album No Secrets (1972).

Two years ago Simon revealed the name of one guy, but only the one featuring in the second verse:

"You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and"

That would have been Warren Beatty. It's possible. I once read somewhere that he scr*wed close to 13,000 women. How his d*ck never felt off from a bazillion venereal diseases is beyond me.

Pearl Jam with Not for you. From the 1994 album Vitalogy.

Some stills, all of them courtesy NorthSouth of course:

Breathtaking! But if you feel tempted to go there yourself, as I do, be sure to go in summer. The pics above were shot in June. Guess it's a bit less hospitable in December.

But one day I gotta go there. That's for sure.


Saturday, November 25, 2017


Via Mark Steyn, Kathleen Death Panel Sebelius has a change of heart re the Democratic demi gods (until yesterday). Which is weird, cause I never suspected Sebelius actually had a heart:

Damn you Sebelius and Axelrod! Just when one would be hoping for HRC to announce her bid for President in 2020, the democraps turn on her and her hubby!


Sunday, November 19, 2017


I'd like it to happen more often but who am I to complain.

I'm talking about the Aha-Erlebnis of coming across unputdownables. I've always been an avid reader and as such I know that the category in question is pathetically outweighed by the rank and file in Bookland. I can sympathize with authors, mind you. There's TONS of good books out there that are a joy to behold but often a well-written book does not digest easily. I'm nearing the end of Hornfischer's The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and while it's a superb read I've advanced thru it at a leisurely pace. At age 52, I'm as clueless as I was at 12 at what exactly it is that electrifies a writer's pen in such a way that stories blossom that get you hooked like nothing else. What's their secret.

And so, unputdownables being relatively rare, on average I come across one only once a year. If memory serves, in 1983 it was One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, for instance. Or in 1997, Desperation, by Stephen King. 2012, The Killer Angels by Jeff Shaara.

But 2016 was different. Dunno why, cause normally I'm more of a sci-fi, horror, or historical fiction fan, but in 2016 I gave the crime thriller Without Fail by Lee Child a shot. And boy that was the start of a rollercoaster which by the end of the year had seen me through the entire series:

The protagonist in Child's books is Jack Reacher, an ex MP who left the US Army at age 36 and who roams the continental USA on foot, by bus or hitching rides. In doing so, he comes across a kaleidoscope of criminal cases, often illustrating extreme human depravity, which require his intervention.

There's no telling how it will work out for you if after lecture of this here humble blogpost you give a Jack Reacher novel a try, but for me it was like grabbing a tiger by the tail and being unable to let go. I know I have devoured masses of Stephen King and Dean Koontz novels, the Dan Brown books were/are excellent, Mo Hayder's got some irresistible pageturners (tip: Pig Island), but Lee Child's Jack Reacher is a class of its own. There are those snobs who say Child's a commercial writer. That's bool. I don't care to what extent an author uses a trickbag to generate sales. What matters to me is do I get hooked or not? Once upon a time, as an adolescent I chewed my way through La Peste by Albert Camus. It was atrocious. Same for Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons. Or Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. OK, that's perhaps a tad unfair - but reading them through to the end required a huge effort. Camus bagged a Nobel Prize for Literature. I guess Lee Child never will. But trust me, if you were to be cast on an uninhabited island you'd be MUCH better off with Gone Tomorrow than La Peste.

Okay, enough talking. You can start with this one, 61 Hours. It will lead you nicely thru to Worth Dying For. From there it's but a short step to A Wanted Man. And bingo, off you go!

If you think you have even less time than ole Outlaw and you're looking for just one title, try Make Me. The worst in the series? There's no really bad ones, but Nothing to Lose came closest to boring me.

OK. Now get started.


Thursday, November 16, 2017


The Dream Chaser is being developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems as a reusable automated cargo or passenger spaceplane. The cargo variant is meant to resupply the International Space Station with both pressurized and unpressurized cargo. The passenger variant will carry between 2 and 7 people to the ISS (or another space station in LEO). It will launch vertically on top of an Atlas V, Falcon Heavy or Ariane V rocket.

On NOV 11, it made a successful free flight test:

Here's a video simulating the Dream Chaser carrying crew to the ISS:

With its lifting body design it looks an awful lot like the Hermes, the ESA's cancelled project of a light shuttle system (which was meant to be carried to space on top of an Ariane rocket):

The nose seems to be modelled after the nose of the MiG 105.



Last weekend it was hundreds of 'youths', read Moroccan 15-30 year olds, who ran amok in central Brussels after Morocco had been qualified for the World Soccer Championship in the Morocco-Ivory Coast match.

The riots then resulted in torched cars, busted up shops, destroyed traffic infrastructure, and 22 police officers wounded.

Yesterday there were again riots, near the Muntplein, not far from the earlier, ah, 'disturbances'. On these images, you can actually see police withdraw.

Bodes well for the future.


Sunday, November 12, 2017


I actually wanted to write about the appalling violence of our muslim friends in Brussels this weekend (22 police officers wounded, cars torched, windows smashed) and about the dhimmi Mass in Oostnieuwkerke (West Flanders) for Ann-Laure Decadt, the 31-year old mother of two who was murdered in NYC by an Uzbek muslim on 31 October.

Crucial info I learned on both events however, a.) that police was forbidden to intervene because engaging the Moroccans "would only make it worse" and b.) not one of the 1,700 participants for the funeral of Mrs. Decadt dared to use the dreaded JIM acronym ergo she died because of "senseless violence"...

... made me so sick I couldn't go on.

So it's gonna be a topic of an altogether different nature, the Leduc planes with their ramjets.

A ramjet aka athodyd for nerds (athodyd = aero thermodynamic duct), is jet engine that uses the engine's forward motion to compress incoming air, thus elminating the need for an axial compressor. It follows that at takeoff, ramjets do not produce thrust since the plane stands still, so that the plane either has to be carried in the air by a mother plane or else use booster rockets to acquire the minimum speed for the ramjet to start working. Ramjets function best at around Mach 3 (2,300 mph or 3,700 km/h), and can propel planes to speeds of up to Mach 6 (4,600 mph; 7,400 km/h).

So not only is there no compressor, but it follows there's no turbine either, because it's raison d'être is precisely to propel the compressor. In fact, theoretically you can look straight through a ramjet!

The concept is from French inventor André Lorin, who patented the design in 1913 already. Of course, lack of proper materials plus the fact that aerodynamics was a field in its infancy prevented him from building a ramjet.

But 25 years later René Leduc designed such a plane. Building started at the Breguet Aviation factory in 1938, but due to the war, during which the French were able to hide the project from the Germans, it was only completed in 1947. The Leduc 0.10 featured a double-walled fuselage, with the pilot controlling the plane from within the inner shell. The thin wings nevertheless held 1,000 litres of fuel. The carriage could only come out at landing.

Here's the Leduc 010, which had to be carried in the air first:

And this is the Leduc 0.22, which could take off under its own power:

A short video, sorry, but it's entirely in Fwench:

And yes, the Lockheed SR71 Blackbird is the best known example of a plane powered by ramjets.



Saturday, November 11, 2017


One Sunday last June, I decided to go for a walk with our son. I'm a big fan of the Ardennes, but this time for some reason I thought I'd venture westwards instead - towards Heuvelland, a hilly area in the south of the province of West Flanders.

The region is characterized by a number of low hills, of which the highest, the Kemmelberg, reaches a modest 156 meters.

During World War I it was a heavily contested feature.

This is what the Kemmelberg looks like today (view from the West):

This is what it looked like in 1918:

Near the summit, there's a Monument commemmorating the French soldiers who fell defending this hill:

When descending the road leading west from the monument, you come across an ossuary containing the remains of 5294 French soldiers, of which only 57 were ever identified:

I couldn't help but think of the contrast of our overjoyed boy, descending the sun-soaked western slopes, and the desperate troops who a hundred years ago clung to Kemmelberg in torrents of both water and steel.

After we came back in the village of Kemmel, to the east of the hill, I drove a couple of kilometers eastwards yet, where I knew there was huge man-made crater... one of those created when English mines ripped the Earth's innards out on June 7, 1917. Here, Canadians and British had for more than a year been digging a tunnel of 521m, at the end of which they placed 41314 kg of ammonal. The explosion on 7 June 1917 was one of 19 along the front in Flanders, meant to demolish the German frontlines. On this very spot, near the village of Wijtschate, was placed the largest of the mines, and the explosion caused a crater 27m deep with a diameter of 129m. It is said that the detonations of the 19 charges could be heard across the Channel. Not all exploded though...

... in total, 24 mines had been placed...

One, the Germans managed to defuse.

Another one blew up in 1955 following a lighting strike.

In 2017, three mines are still lurking underground, like apocalyptic beasts patiently waiting to roar their ugly heads.

This is what the crater, locally known as the Spanbroekmolenkrater, looks like today:

Anglosaxon literature will more often refer to it as the Pool of Peace, because in the century since it has been filling with water, creating a pool 12m deep and 76m across. It is a War Memorial, still the property of Talbot House (Toc H) in Poperinge, for which the site was purchased in the 1920s by Lord Wakefield.

While I knew about the crater, I knew not of Lone Tree Cemetery.

I noticed a sign pointing to it when we had walked around the 'Pool of Peace' in a clockwise manner.

It is easy to miss, since it is so small and behind a farm, the buildings of which obscure it partly. This is Lone Tree Cemetery:

It appeared that the dead buried here were mostly from the Royal Irish Rifles 36th Ulster Division.

I noticed this grave in particular, because there was a tag attached to it:

The final resting place, "In Flanders' Fields", of Cpl. Hugh Spence, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He fell on June 7, 1917...

... the very day that the mine buried a mere 50 meters away exploded.

Now, it is known that the mine did not explode on the scheduled time. It seems there was a lapse of 15 seconds. It also seems that the British soldiers, anticipating the explosions as they were also the starting shot for an offensive meant to capture Messines Ridge, leapt to their feet, thinking the mine had been a dud. It is said that some even advanced.

And then the mine blew up anyway.

Was Cpl. Hugh Spence a victim of the explosion? Or did he perish while fighting the Germans later on that day?

I was unable to find out what happened. A quick search got me some meagre info dealing with 36th Ulster division personnel, among them Hugh Spence:

"Rifleman Hugh Spence, 12/6848, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, Son of Hugh and Elizabeth Spence nee McCormack, Coolkenny, Ballycastle, Co Antrim. Aprox. 19 years of age, deceased is buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, France [sic]. (Image No.7)"

Ballycastle is in County Antrim, on Ulster's northern coast. I remembered we had spent a glorious day there in summer 2011, when we visited the two top attractions nearby, Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. This is a photo I took then of that magnificent shore:

And I remembered how proud we were of our boy, who, aged 4 at that time, crossed the rope bridge as if he was strolling in our living room. Me, it gave me the jeevers.

A simple tag with a photo and a name pounded home how precious and yet how volatile a human life is. While life isn't easy for the grand majority of us, basically most of us today enjoy priviliges unknown to previous generations. On a fateful day somewhere in the middle of World War One a young man by the name of Hugh Spence was called upon to do his duty - liberate Western Europe from the German invaders. It does not matter whether the mine killed him or the Kaiser's troops - he died liberating my country.

And because of his sacrifice, and the sacrifice of his comrades, a century later our family was able to visit his country - in far more enjoyable circumstances.

I am grateful.

Cpl. Hugh Spence, of the 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, 36th Ulster Division... thank you. RIP. God Bless.


Saturday, November 04, 2017


Todd Rundgren with I saw the Light. From the 1972 double album Something/Anything?, which he recorded partly at home. Multi-instrumentalist Rundgren also used a Putney VCS3 synthesizer, a portable coffer-like analog device favoured by Jean-Michel Jarre, King Crimson, Klaus Schulze, Roger Waters, Brian Eno and other illustrious names.

Hat tip OutlawDaughter. Btw, she's 16. Making daddy proud!

Michael McDonald with I keep forgettin'. From his 1982 debut solo album If that's what it takes.

Just like now and then a Black band will make rock music with balls, think Living Colour, now and then a White dude will make awesome soul.

Slaap wel. Thx for staying tuned, I hope I can resume 'normal' operations in a month or so.


Friday, November 03, 2017


Once again sorry for the very light blogging. Last summer, my main supplier went bust. Or as good as. Production was erratic from June to mid-September, and after that stopped entirely. In August, I was scrambling to find alternatives, and I found them, but deliveries of the new brands will only start in earnest next week - in other words three months later. The reason is precisely the dire situation my main supplier finds itself in, because as a result the competitors had to suddenly cope with an increased demand, resulting in longer delivery times. Since early September my company basically has had no income to speak of, and it's high time we resume normal operations. Just staying somewhat afloat financially consumes all my energy.

Anyway, thought I'd share this video with you, via Dutch pundit site GeenStijl. It's about a islam-themed playground in Berlin.

There's tons of news in my own country, very little of it good. But right now I'm too f*cked up to write decent posts.

Nite. Have a nice weekend.


Saturday, October 28, 2017


The Cure with Why can't I be you? Album Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me (1987).

Would you believe they've been around since 1976???

Soul Asylum with Runaway Train. Album Grave Dancers Union (1992).

Alternative rock band formed in 1981, from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first two years of their existence they were known as Loud Fast Rules. Frontman is Dave Pirner. SA have been called grunge precursors.

Slaap wel. Sorry for the light blogging, the company is going through an extremely difficult time and consumes almost all of my energy.


Thursday, October 26, 2017




Saturday, October 21, 2017


Japan with Quiet Life. From the 1979 album with the same name.

UK New wave band, formed in 1974 in Catford, SE London. Singer/guitarist David Sylvian and drummer Steve Jansen are actually brothers, both born Batt.

Double with The Captain of her Heart. From the 1985 album Blue.

Swiss (yeah, SWISS) pop duo consisting of Kurt Maloo (vocals, guitar) and Felix Haug (drums, keyboards).



Friday, October 20, 2017


A horrifying development in Antwerp. Via newspaper "De Morgen", which btw is a leftist rag.


Schools try to lower treshold for parents with migration background

19-10-17, 20.23 - Sara Vandekerckhove

"Gym, cooking, parties... in several schools, only the mothers are welcome. This way, the schools want to succeed in attracting mothers of foreign extraction.

In a school in Antwerp only the mothers are allowed to come to help cutting fruit. And in a school in Ghent only mothers are welcome for gym. Although the schools let it be known right away that dads shouldn't worry. "The fathers' turn will come yet."

Yet it seems strange that fathers should be shunned from the get-go. Shouldn't children learn in school that dads can just as well cut fruit. And why can't fathers and mothers simply have gym together? Do we really have to teach children that men and women should do certain things apart?


"For a number of mothers it really couldn't be mixed. They only wanted to come if the activity in question was purely for women."

Dixit Liselotte Verfaillie, Director Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege in Antwerp.

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

... Until one day you wake up in a completely islamized society.

Chronicle of a nightmare foretold. When the gruesome process is completed, no authochton will be able to say "Wir haben es nicht gewusst".

Why should we be surprised? For decades, not only Greens and Socialists but also mainstream parties have done everything in their might to make of Antwerp a gigantic multiculti lab, to the detriment of the Evil White Man.

Turns out, their famed multiculti experiment is starting to look decidedly monocultural. In 2015, a staggering 7 children in 10 of the ages between 0 and 6 was of foreign extraction...

... the grand majority of them adherents of a certain religion. Not Wicca. Not Scientology.

Death of the Flemings is occurring before our eyes. But instead of worrying about our future, us locals - with the exception of me, myself and I of course - celebrate not only multiculti madness and love of Gaia, but above all else gay sex and weird, kinky sex. Anything goes - but Allah forbid it's the kind of sex that leads to offspring.

I am completely fed up. I don't know how much longer I can take it.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Townhall has an article up by Todd Starnes re the outrageous treatment the Air Force meted out to a brave and outstanding officer, Colonel Leland Bohannon, when he refused to sign a "certificate for spouse appreciation" for a gay master sergeant's partner.

"The Air Force has punished a highly-decorated and respected colonel after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Col. Leland Bohannon, who was on the verge of being promoted to a one-star general, was suspended from command and orders were handed down recommending he not be promoted. “His career is likely over and he will likely have to retire as a colonel instead of as a general,” First Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry told the Todd Starnes Show.

First Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s most prominent religious liberty law firms, is representing the distinguished military officer.

“This sends a clear message - if you do not have the politically correct viewpoint, you are not welcome in the military,” Berry said. “The military is no longer a place of diversity and inclusion if you are a person who holds to a traditional belief on marriage.”

Col. Bohannon has flown combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and he is the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal.

Last May the colonel declined to sign a certificate of spouse appreciation for a retiring master sergeant’s same-sex spouse.

He was unable to do so because it would have caused him to affirm a definition of marriage contrary to his sincerely held religious beliefs.

Col. Bohannon sought the advice of his Command Chaplain as well as the Staff Judge Advocate. He was advised to request a religious accommodation. However, that request was returned six weeks later “without action.”

So, the colonel asked the Air Force Deputy IG to sign the certificate in his place.

“He went out of his way to make sure his Airman was accommodated,” Berry told the Todd Starnes Show.

But when the master sergeant learned Col. Bohannon did not personally sign the spouse certificate, the Airman filed an Equal Opportunity complaint.

The Airman alleged the devout Christian colonel had “unlawfully discriminated against him on the basis of his sexual orientation.”

The EO investigator determined the colonel had discriminated against the gay Airman – and went on to say that “even had the accommodation been granted, Col. Bohannon would nonetheless be guilty of unlawful discrimination.”

“You have a case where a decorated officer like Col. Bohannon demonstrates integrity and character to go out of his way to accommodate one of his Airmen and the Air Force will not do the same for him,” Berry told the Todd Starnes Show.

First Liberty Institute is urging the Air Force to reverse its decision – charging the military violated their client’s Constitutional rights."

After the graduation from West Point of godforsaken commie Spenser Rapone, the repeal of DADT, forced cultural marxist indoctrination, atrocious "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" nonsense, the Navy wasting untold billions on green fuel, and generals caring more about diversity than servicemen and -women shot dead by jihadi infiltrators, this case is the umpteenth sign that the ROT has definitely set in in the United States Military.

It is first and foremost up to the servicemen and -women to wrestle control back from idiots prepared to defame the uniform if only it helps them to get higher up.

I see no difference between an officer deliberately going in harm's way on the battlefield, and Colonel Bohannon sacrificing his career on the chopping block of gay fetishism and multiculturalism. The man is a hero, plain and simple. If Mullen, Roughead, Dempsey et al had shown half the Colonel's courage, then the US Armed Forces wouldn't be in the mess they are in now.

A marriage is a union between a man and a woman. All the rest is both cultural marxist gobbledegook AND an evolutionary deadender.

Somebody's head in the United States Air Force should roll, and it isn't Colonel Bohannon's. SecDef Mattis, wake up.