Saturday, April 12, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT THIS MORTAL COIL, JOSE FELICIANO.

This Mortal Coil with You and your sister. From the 1991 album Blood.




Don't call it a band, but rather a musical collaboration project or sumpin. And if it weren't for Chris Bell, and Kim Deal and Tanya Donelly who did the vocals for this number, TMC would barely be known.


José Feliciano with Rain (1969).




Puerto Rican guitarist, singer and composer.



Good night.



MFBB.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

THE LEFT'S INTOLERANCE SPREADING LIKE A DISEASE.

I don't know how it is with you.

And I also don't know if what we are witnessing in the West can also be observed in the rest of the world.

But I strongly have the impression that in Western Europe and the Anglosaxon world the behaviour of the Left is more and more reminding of rabies in mad dogs.

Contrary to all historical evidence that leftist dogmas cause RUIN, economically, sociologically, and morally, the Left is actually stepping up its efforts to force its insane agenda upon everyone. They continue to advocate Keynesianism yet fail somehow to see that wherever it is applied the economy goes bust. They continue to implement their immigration dadas and pet social engineering projects, then don't understand why crime goes up or the number of people living on foodstamps is skyrocketing. And they are merrily breaking down traditional institutions like the nuclear family, or legalize marijuana, then wonder why our young people suffer increasingly from mental disorders or end up in rehab centers.

But perhaps the greatest anomaly is that, while leftist repeat over and over again that bigotry, racism and intolerance are perpetual hallmarks of the Right, it is they themselves who prove time and again that hatred of the Other and the refusal to accept him as he is, is something quintessentially leftist.

Three very obvious illustrations of this registered on my radar last week.

The first was the appalling spectacle of Mr Brendan Eich's forced resignation from Mozilla, a company he co-founded and was appointed CEO of only last month. Mr Eich was forced to quit for no other reason than that in 2008 he had donated 1,000 US$ of his own money to a group advocating traditional marriage.

As per usual, one of the best takes on the subject was Mark Steyn's:


"On Wednesday, I wrote about the Mozilla CEO in trouble for a five-year-old donation to Proposition Eight, the successful California ballot measure that banned gay marriage - if only until America's robed rulers declared the will of the people to be "unconstitutional". Brandon Eich is a tech genius: Aside from co-founding Mozilla and creating Firefox, he also invented JavaScript. Apparently, the disgusting homophobic hatey-hatey-hateful belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman is not incompatible with knowing your way around a computer.


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Nevertheless, unlike Hollywood director Brett Ratner, Mr Eich declined to eat gay crow. And so yesterday he was fired. Mozilla's chairwoman Mitchell Baker issued the usual tortured justification:

"Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech," Baker said. "And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard."

I heard a lot of this stuff during my free-speech battles in Canada. The country's chief censor, the late Jennifer Lynch, QC, was willing to concede that free speech was certainly a right, but it was merely one in a whole range of competing rights - such as "equality" and "diversity" - that needed to be "balanced". What the "balancing" boils down to is that you get fired if you are an apostate from the new progressive groupthink. Underneath the agonized prose, Mitchell Baker is a bare-knuckled thug."



Then, it was the turn of a certain Andrew Miller, the Labour chairman of the Commons Science and Technology Committee. Labour? Labour? OF COURSE the following sinister garbage must come from someone from Labour:


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"Ministers who question the majority view among scientists about climate change should “shut up” and instead repeat the Government line on the issue, according to MPs.

The BBC should also give less airtime to climate sceptics and its editors should seek special clearance to interview them, according to the Commons Science and Technology Committee. Andrew Miller, the committee’s Labour chairman, said that appearances on radio and television by climate sceptics such as Lord Lawson of Blaby, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, should be accompanied by “health warnings”.

Mr Miller likened climate sceptics to the Monster Raving Loony Party and said that the BBC should limit interviews with them just as it restricted the coverage it gave to fringe political parties.

In a report published today, the committee criticises the BBC’s coverage of climate change, saying that its news programmes “continue to make mistakes in their coverage of climate science by giving opinions and scientific fact the same weight”.




Except, you FOOL, the BBC HAS already be limiting interviews with sceptics of its own. Far from giving warmists' and skeptics' opinions 'the same weight', it's like with everything else in BBC coverage a pretty one-sided story. Stocked choke-full with leftist zealots, al-Beeb IS already doing basically all that Miller advocates, with the exception of the "health warnings" - although that may change soon, now that he has given the Beeb Creeps an idea. Never mind that slowly even some at the IPCC are cautiously beginning to concede that the skeptics mayhaps haven't gotten it all wrong over the past decade, what with acknowledging the 'hiatus' and advocating that in the event it might be better to prepare for whatever warming is coming than to try to stop it, at the cost of ruining the Earth's economy. Heck, even admitting that biofuels actually are harming the food situation of the world's needy seems to be an indication of saner heads prevailing.

Sadly, I fear that this is not even close to the end of the beginning, since the closet totalitarians à la Andrew Miller are simply ubiquitous. I was actually baffled to hear the IPCC backing down a little, given that its Vice Chair is none other than Jean-Pascal Van Ypersele de Strihou, a Belgian climatologist, who last year basically advocated exactly the same as Miller. Van Ypersele actually went further, saying in an interview with the extreme leftist MO magazine: "continue to discuss with climate sceptics is a waste of time".


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These are guys who would send you to a concentration camp in a heartbeat, if they could.


Thirdly, in my own country, Yvan Mayeur, the Parti Socialiste mayor of Brussels, prohibited a Vlaams Belang meeting. Via HLN, April 2:

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"Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur (PS) forbids a VB meeting taking place in Vaudeville Theater. He fears public order will be disturbed. Vlaams Belang calls it a mockery of their constitutional right to a meeting and asks the Raad Van State for nullify Mayeurs decree [in Belgium, the Raad van State - Council of State - is a special court with top jurists which is outside the judiciary powers (sui generis) - MFBB]). Mayeur already on Monday evening briefed the City Council of his intention to prohibit the VB meeting, which would take place in the Vaudeville Theatre, a prestigious hall in the Koninginnegalerij (Queen's Gallery) in the heart of Brussels.

He was quoted as saying that he tried to get into contact with the proprietors of Vaudeville Theatre to get them to cancel the meeting, but that they did not listen to him.

In the newspaper De Morgen the owners declared that they did not want to take sides and wanted to fulfill their contractual obligations with Vlaams Belang.

'I deplore the attitude of the owners' says Mayeur. In the beginning we thought that they had been fooled by Vlaams Belang and did not know to whom they had made available their facilities. But that does not appear to be the case. Despite our repeated efforts to talk about it, they refused' says Mayeur."


There's a chilling aspect to the way HLN reports on this issue, giving a forum to Mayeur to talk about forbidding a political meeting taking place as if doing so is the most natural thing imaginable. But we are talking here about a political party, a rightwing, conservative party with a party program that is nowhere violating human rights (to the contrary), and has a great many very sound and decent goals. Now this Parti Socialiste mayor, successor to the infamous Freddy Thielemans, is basically violating the rights of Belgian citizens - and the offhand way in which he can pursue his goal, not merely getting away with it but actually acting as if this is his god-given right, is truly cause for very serious concern.

Episode II in this 'vaudeville' was a bit more heartening since in an actually lightning-quick verdict the Raad van State indeed confirmed Vlaams Belang's right to have a political meeting in said premises.

However, when the VB parliamentarians, VB Chairman Gerolf Annemans and those invited wanted to enter Vaudeville Theatre two days later, they found themselves facing closed doors, with the proprietors nowhere to be seen.

THERE IS NO DOUBT Yvan Mayeurs brownshirt thugs exerted enormous pressure on them to turn away the VB at the last moment. So much for the democratic rights of people of a rightwing persuasion in Belgium!

But that was not all.

When the VB delegation and the invitees in extremis found an alternative location on Brussels' famous Grote Markt, they were confronted by a large extreme leftist mob who were not shy to use physical violence. Among those on the receiving end were Filip Dewinter and Anke Van dermeersch, well known VB parliamentarians:



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And lookie look who was there:


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A lovely group of persons of tolerance and diversity in action!


This is 2014. It should by now be crystal-clear to each and everyone - I mean EVERYONE - that the REAL Hatred of 'the Other', the REAL Intolerance - is to be found almost exclusively on the Left.


I could actually already add two more items which merely confirm the above - Brandeis University turning down Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Condoleezza Rice's appointment on the Board of DropBox sparking an outcry among (leftist) internet activists. Hat tip longtime reader Jan.

It simply does not stop anymore, to the contrary, like I said, the Leftist Hate Machine is actually picking up steam.



MFBB.

Monday, March 24, 2014

NIGHTMARE: BELGIUM'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY NOW BOASTING A CHAIR ISLAMIC THEOLOGY.

The Catholic university of Louvain (KUL, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) is Belgium's oldest, founded in 1425. In the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) university ranking, it was ranked 58th in the world and 13th in Europe, making it the highest ranked university from the low countries (The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) in either category.


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Today De Standaard eagerly printed the following:


"Flemish Minister of Education Pascal Smet and the Rector of the Catholic University of Louvain (KU Leuven) Rik Torfs officially inaugurated the University's new one-year course 'Islamic Theology and Religious Sciences'.

Flemish Education Minister Pascal Smet supports the new course this year with a 140,000 EUR portfolio and has earmarked 160,000 EUR every following year.

Lieven Boeve, Head of the Faculty Theology and Religious Sciences, and future Top Administrator of Catholic Education, hopes to be able to start with 10 to 20 students."



I wonder what madam Lafrarchi, islamic teacher, has to say about the alternative lifestyle of her sponsor, the openly gay Flemish Education Minister Pascal Smet?


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In other news, Cairo's al-Azhar University will next year begin with a Chair Christian Theology.

And if you don't believe that, I have a missing Boeing 777 to sell you. Its Hindu skipper hijacked it because he was mildly offended by the torching of Hindu places of worship in Pakistan recently.



MFBB.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

MEET NICHOLAS FLUCK, PRESIDENT OF THE LAW SOCIETY (UK) - YET ANOTHER FUCKFACE ENABLING SHARIA LAW IN GREAT BRITAIN.

For the umpteenth time, in the UK another significant move has been made to effectively usher in sharia law. The Telegraph has the goods:


"Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.

Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether.

The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from being counted as legitimate heirs.

Anyone married in a church, or in a civil ceremony, could be excluded from succession under Sharia principles, which recognise only Muslim weddings for inheritance purposes.

Nicholas Fluck, president of The Law Society, said the guidance would promote “good practice” in applying Islamic principles in the British legal system.


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Some lawyers, however, described the guidance as “astonishing”, while campaigners warned it represented a major step on the road to a “parallel legal system” for Britain’s Muslim communities.

Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer leading a Parliamentary campaign to protect women from religiously sanctioned discrimination, including from unofficial Sharia courts in Britain, said it was a “deeply disturbing” development and pledged to raise it with ministers.

“This violates everything that we stand for,” she said. “It would make the Suffragettes turn in their graves.”

The guidance, quietly published this month and distributed to solicitors in England and Wales, details how wills should be drafted to fit Islamic traditions while being valid under British law. It suggests deleting or amending standard legal terms and even words such as “children” to ensure that those deemed “illegitimate” are denied any claim over the inheritance. It recommends that some wills include a declaration of faith in Allah which would be drafted at a local mosque, and hands responsibility for drawing up some papers to Sharia courts.

The guidance goes on to suggest that Sharia principles could potentially overrule British practices in some disputes, giving examples of areas that would need to be tested in English courts."


This is the ARSEHOLE tripping over his own feet to please his future muslim overlords:


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Meet Nicholas Fluckface, current President of The Law Society.


Speaking of Baroness Cox's Suffragettes turning in their graves, I'd like you to meet somebody else, who, albeit she was a woman, definitely had way more balls than the slimy, spineless bastard who made it Grand Mufti of The Sharia Law Society. That somebody else is Emily Davison:


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Emily Wilding Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) was a militant activist who fought for women's suffrage in Britain. Jailed on nine occasions and force-fed 49 times in the course of her battle for women's rights, she finally paid the ultimate price when she stepped in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on 4 June 1913:




To this day it is unclear whether she deliberately sought death to draw people's attention to the Suffragette's cause or whether she merely wanted to disturb the race. Personally, I consider this distinction irrelevant. First off, it must have taken incredible guts to venture out on the race track like she did. Secondly, she died as a result of the act, and as such she gave her life for a noble cause - it doesn't matter whether this was done on purpose or not.

How horrible then, that a mere century later the likes of Nicholas Fluck, who really ought to omit the 'l' in his surname, have no qualms at all setting the clock back and in the process spit on Emily Davison's grave.

There are two possibilities.


First, either Fluck IS aware of what it took the Women of Britain to conquer their rightful place near men. And, being in the law business, he SHOULD know that some 800 years ago there was this thing called the Magna Carta - briefly, true, but nevertheless. Forced upon King John in 1215 by his barons, the document intented to limit royal powers, and was the first real step towards the establishment of constitutional law in England and beyond.


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You might look at what's under Paragraph 7:


"7. A widow, after the death of her husband, shall forthwith and without difficulty have her marriage portion and inheritance; nor shall she give anything for her dower, or for her marriage portion, or for the inheritance which her husband and she held on the day of the death of that husband; and she may remain in the house of her husband for forty days after his death, within which time her dower shall be assigned to her."



If Fluck knows all this, and prefers it be 1214 instead of 2014, he should RESIGN. Right Now.



The second possibility is that he knows neither about the Suffragettes, nor about the Magna Carta.

And in that case too, he should RESIGN TOO. Right Now.



MFBB.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT DAFT PUNK FEAT. PHARRELL WILLIAMS, BAND OF HORSES.

Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams with Get Lucky.




FYI, Daft Punk are frogs. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are a French house duo.



Band of Horses with The funeral.




US indie rock band which formed in Seattle in 04. This single is from the 06 album Everything all the time.


Hey, night. Not saying I'm back in business but I try hard.


MFBB.

Friday, March 14, 2014

FUBAR (OKAY, ALMOST)

Sorry for the hiatus, but I've been feeling completely f*cked up for the past few weeks and haven't been able to post anything simply 'cause I've been too tired for it.


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I am a small business owner. I employ four people and our turnover is about 800,000 EUR. Small as the company is, it nevertheless drains away nearly all my energy. Sure, there's been my own physical problems, and I still need follow up following Kahler's Disease every two months, plus my wife and kids have been having some health issues as well. But the most pressing issue is simply keeping my company afloat.

The blame lies squarely with the government. I predicted that this would happen long before NOV 2011, when christian democrat and liberal idiots preferred to form a government with the socialists, and allow the biggest scumbag of all, the openly gay Parti Socialiste bigshot Elio Di Rupo, to become Belgian PM.

As a common sense politican, you DON'T negotiate with the Parti Socialiste. Not now. Not in times past. Not Never. The PS deliberately drove Wallonia dirt poor in order to create a Lumpenproletariat that would always vote for them. Sadly, fucking idiots Alexander De Croo and Wouter Beke decided to put Di Rupo on the chair of PM. Both De Croo and Beke are thirtysomething doofuses, ergo they have been spoonfed leftist mantras since they were in their mother's wombs. Even though theoretically they are nominally center or center right, you would be hard pressed to put a sheet of carbon paper between them and their socialist counterparts, ideologically.

If Belgium has until now weathered the crisis relatively good, that's solely the result of the heroic efforts of its entrepreneurs and the disciplined part of its workforce. It's not because of the government's efforts, but DESPITE them.

But the cracks are showing everywhere. In two and a half years, the Di Rupo government has had a devastating effect on employment, with both major, medium sized and small entreprises shedding tens of thousands of jobs, and haemorraging money in the process.

The sad thing is that all this was utterly predictable, with mathematical precision and certainty.

I warned of this beforehand.

It is true that in my case, I invested rather heavily in some real estate.

The costs of financing that are dwarfed however by labour costs. Social contributions are now basically double that of what my personnel receives net.

This is untenable.

I am trying very hard to stay afloat financially but the strain is beginning to tell and the effort is completely exhausting me, besides truly harming family life.

There's elections in May. I hope the bunch of crypto-communist scoundrels that has the audacity to call itself 'the Belgian government' gets BOOTED BIG TIME... for I fear we will not survive a Di Rupo II.



So if you haven't heard from me lately, it's not that I want to quit.

It's simply because I've been too goddam tired. Don't want to sound like a crybaby - though I fear I do - but.... that's how it is.



Leftism is a disease of the mind.


Nite,


MFBB.

Friday, February 28, 2014

DAVID WISE'S ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE BEING A MARRIED FATHER AT 23 AND THE FLEMISH GREEN'S TRANSGENDER CANDIDATE FOR MAY'S EUROPEAN ELECTIONS.

From the Nou breekt mijn klomp department.

That's 'well I'll be damned' for those hapless souls ignorant of the noble Dutch/Flemish language.

NBC labels America's fresh freestyle skiing halfpipe gold medalist David Wise's fatherhood and being married at 23 an 'alternative lifestyle'.



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There's a lot of coverage on conservative sites, but I liked the way Breitbart but it the best:


"Freak-showing normalcy and normalizing abnormality is a well-honed tactic used by the left to undermine the healthy traditions that civilize society."


Jawohl. You bet. And oh, FYI, the Flemish Greens just put a transgender second on their list for the European elections in May. Meet Petra De Sutter, ten years ago Peter De Sutter, a prof gynaecologist at UZ Ghent no less. Ah, the new normalcy!


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Petra also wants to do something 'against society becoming more rightwing' (not that I noticed something of the latter btw).


Oh yeah Petra? OK. Kom op.



MFBB.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

RECOMMENDED READS: THE MUSLIM CONQUEST OF INDIA.

Over at American Thinker, a couple of weeks back Janet Levy had an interesting look at the changing demographics in India, which are clearly favourable to the muslim part of the population.


"India's centuries-long resistance to Muslim aggression began in 636 C.E. This started a series of incursions in which Muslim warriors desecrated Hindu places of worship and universities, slaughtered monks and priests, and unleashed a reign of terror to impose Islam and subjugate the majority Hindu population. In K.S. Lal's 1973 book, Growth of Muslim Population of Medieval India (1000-1800), the author estimated that about 60-80 million people died in India between 1000 and 1525 as a result of Islamic invasions.


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Mughal warriors massacring sikhs then....



Modern India still faces significant encroachment and cross-border terrorism from Muslims who today represent demographic and territorial challenges to the Asian country. The Muslim population of India has increased dramatically since the partitioning of British India into the two independent states of India and Pakistan, the latter officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This has resulted in greater clout by Muslims in the determination of government allegiances, policies, and expenditures, in addition to a significant increase in general unrest.

Although the religious component of the 2011 census in India has yet to be released, it is believed that the Hindu population has dropped below 80% for the first time since independence in 1947. The official word is that the data on religion is being withheld so as not to influence the upcoming elections this year. Apparently, political leaders worry that the information will skew election results as Hindus become increasingly alarmed about Muslim population growth and cast their votes for the political party that opposes illegal immigration. Their concerns are not misplaced, as areas with marked Muslim population increases have seen higher rates of violent crime.

In a push to appease the growing Muslim population and garner votes, the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill was created and has been promoted. The legislation is built on the erroneous assumption that majorities violently target minorities. The bill has been characterized as discriminatory, biased, and unconstitutional by Hindu leaders because it targets the Hindu majority, presumes guilt even from anonymous complaints, and is designed solely to aid prosecutions brought by minority populations. Hindu leaders are rightly concerned that if this bill becomes law, only Hindus will be prosecuted and convicted of violent acts and the incitement of hate crimes.

The last time India's religious data was released in the 2001 census published in 2005, the Hindu demographic share had indeed declined. Overall, the proportion of Hindus shrank from 83.4% percent in 1961 to 80.5% in the 2001 census. In some regions, the increases were even more dramatic. In West Bengal, a state bordering Bangladesh, the Muslim population increased to 36%, up from 20% of the population in 1947.

These statistics give great unease within India because the country is bordered by two Muslim-majority nations. Pakistan, to the west, is about 97% Muslim, making it the second-most populous Muslim-majority country with the largest Shia population in the world. The 1,800-mile border between Pakistan and India is considered one of the most dangerous borders on the globe, with hostilities dating back to 1947. Meanwhile, Bangladesh, to the east, and nearly surrounded by India, is 90.4% Muslim. Massive illegal immigration and smuggling along the shared 2,429-mile border have engendered much violence.

The marked increase in the number of Muslims within India has profoundly impacted the country, especially in the border regions of West Bengal and Bangladesh, where significant illegal immigration has occurred. In these regions, Muslims have engaged in cattle-trafficking and slaughtering, desecration of Hindu religious sites, and sexual harassment of Hindu girls. The Border Security Forces, although fully armed, have been powerless to stop the criminal activity under orders from the Indian Home Minister, who has tied their hands.

Last August, a heavily armed group of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists and Pakistani troops entered Indian territory and ambushed an Indian patrol. Lashkar e Taiba first achieved worldwide notoriety following the 2008 Mumbai attack. For three days, they held the largest city in India hostage with 12 shooting and bombing attacks, killing 164 people and injuring more than 300, allegedly with the support of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. In January, Pakistani troops infiltrated Jammu and killed two Indian soldiers, beheading one. The Indian Defense Minister has cited 188 such incidents at the borders with Pakistan in the past three years.

Illegal immigration on India's border with Bangladesh has been encouraged by all of the major political parties, who provide IDs, ration cards, and voter registrations for the mostly Muslim new arrivals. Touts or fixers help them attain citizenship, often providing fake documents. They assist with job placement for a cut of the immigrants' salaries. As a result, the majority Hindu population fears that an Islamic conspiracy exists to take over India's border states.
These fears are magnified by new mosques and madrasas that have sprung up along the border to serve as safe havens for militants and storage for arms and ammunition. Some illegal immigrants are used by jihadists to set off blasts, smuggle counterfeit currency, or transport drugs.

The increasing number of Muslims -- their ranks boosted by illegal immigration -- has also utilized the "vote bank" phenomenon to gain political influence. In contrast to the Hindu practice, common in most democracies, of voting according to individual preferences based on each candidate's political platform and other considerations, the Muslim practice is for the community to vote in concert, according to the mandate of the local imam. In existence since independence, this tactic has gained steam over the past 30-40 years.


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...and present day Indians who became victims of muslim beasts. Nothing has changed...



Further, non-Muslim candidates are often forced into deal-making with Muslims. The way this occurs is that non-Muslim politicians who engage in traditional door-to-door campaigning to garner support are prohibited from entering Muslim areas. Thus, they must visit the local imam for political deal-making that will translate into Muslim votes.

Whenever Hindu politicians assess the support needed to get elected, they factor in the influence of Muslim communities, with their large number of votes associated with each mosque. Just one imam endorsement can yield a block of votes and increase a candidate's chance of winning an election.

In this way, a candidate becomes beholden to Muslim religious leaders, who can guarantee the votes of an entire community. In return, non-Muslim candidates could end up granting prime real estate for mosque-building; providing Muslims with better jobs and business opportunities, plus more government money and resources; allowing arrest and harassment of Hindu leaders and the release of jihadists, and ignoring Islamic propaganda and criminal syndicate activity. Of the 500 seats in the Parliament, about 150 seats are affected by Muslim vote bank considerations.

Vote bank politics were at work recently in an inflammatory West Bengal incident, in which 13 local tribal members were accused of gang rape. The allegations are believed to be part of a conspiracy fueled by a politician who is fighting to maintain and expand her political power. The charges were made against tribal members who recently engaged in a six-month strike against area Muslim-owned factories to protest sexual assaults on their women and to win better pay..."




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This map should serve as a warning of the clear and present danger that islam poses for all of the non-muslim part of humanity. Islam brings nothing but backwardness, horrible violations of human rights, death and misery. And given the topic of this article, non-muslim Indians should pay especially attention to that orange triangle that represents their country. Back in 1947, large numbers of muslims left for what had become Pakistan, while large numbers of Hindus left Pakistan for the new Indian state.

Almost seventy years later, the muslims in India are again a demographic force to be reckoned with... while Hindus in Pakistan amount to a paltry ... 1,2 per cent of the population, and they are severely discriminated against.

Islam is CANCER. See the evolution, or ARE YOU BLIND?


MFBB.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT ANOUK, WIRE.

Dutch singer/songwriter Anouk opens up with Girl.




From the 2004 album Hotel New York.



Back to 1979 with Wire's Outdoor Miner. From the 1979 album Chairs Missing.




Postpunk band which formed in London in OCT 76. Political loons but fairly good music. A not uncommon - make that very common - occurrence.


And what do you say to Uncle Outlaw huh? Providing you (almost) every WE with good music for free?



MFBB.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

RECOMMENDED READS: MARK STEYN ON OBAMA'S WAR ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

A very frightening evolution in America, and the following is an illustration of just how badly things are speeding up under the radar: Steyn on the US government's intrusion plans in radio and TV newsrooms - just to make sure that the 'correct' topics are covered.


"Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Government of the United States is increasingly corrupt. Its revenue agency is corrupt and its justice department is corrupt, so it's hardly surprising, in a hyper-regulatory regime where bureaucrats write their own rules and enforce them with their personal SWAT teams, that more peripheral government bodies find the temptation too much to resist. On Fox News today, Shannon Bream has been reporting on the Federal Communications Commission's plans to put government monitors in TV and radio newsrooms to assess their coverage of eight "critical information needs", and "underserved populations".

The FCC, like much of the alphabet soup in Washington, is an FDR creation that, as with many others, used the cover of "interstate commerce" to turn a federal government into a central government: Radio stations' signals often crossed state lines, and so they supposedly fell within the feds' jurisdiction. In the usual boundlessly expansive way of Washington, that's somehow evolved into a regulatory authority over how local stations serve local communities. Now it's evolving again, into micro-regulation of the news.

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I was interested to see what the eight "critical information needs" - or CINs, in the regulatory jargon - actually are. You can find them listed in this report, from something called "Social Solutions International" of Silver Spring, Maryland:

Social Solutions has been tasked with the development of a research design that can be used to identify and understand the critical information needs (CINs) of the American public (with special emphasis on vulnerable/disadvantaged populations).

The litigious Fake Nobel Laureate Michael E Mann will be heartened to discover that "the environment" has been identified as a Critical Information Need. So the government monitor in your local newsroom will be tracking how the station covers "the environment", what resources it devotes, the prominence it gives to stories, etc. But what if you're a news editor and you happen to disagree that "the environment" is one of the eight most Critical Information Needs. What if you happen to think that "runaway public debt" or "the vulnerability of US diplomatic facilities in Libya" is a more Critical Information Need than "the environment"? What government bureaucrat do you go to to see about getting the federally-mandated Critical Information Needs changed? Or does it require a constitutional amendment?

The state has no business determining which news stories have priorities over others, and certainly no business sending monitors into newsrooms to ensure compliance - because the essence of a functioning press is not what the state decrees the citizen has a "critical need" to know but what it doesn't think he needs to know. Why should "Social Solutions International" get to determine "the critical information needs of the American public"? And why should the government get to enforce them?..."



We should thank God on our bare knees for having Steyn. Come to think of him, I REALLY ought to put up a donation button up for him to do my bit re financing his legal battle with UeberFraud Mann.

Leftists. They are NOT interested in debating with you.

They are only interested in shutting you up.




MFBB.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SCIENTIFIC STUDY ESTABLISHES ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT MEN LIKE LOOKING AT BREASTS.

DowneastBlog usually is on top of all things scientific, and it's no different this time. Sarah Gervais of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has the goods:



"The eyes don't lie: Men really do look at women's bodies more than their faces, according to a new study that used eye-tracking technology to prove what many women have long observed.

But it's not just men who do it -- the study found that women look at other women's bodies, too.

"We live in a culture in which we constantly see women objectified in interactions on television and in the media. When you turn your own lens on everyday, ordinary women, we focus on those parts, too," says lead author and social psychologist Sarah Gervais of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"Until now, we didn't have evidence people were actually doing that to women's bodies," she says. "We have women's self-reports, but this is some of the first work to document that people actually engage in this."


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The participants – 29 women and 36 men – were outfitted with the eye-tracking system, which measures in milliseconds how long the eyes are fixed on certain spots. Their gazes reacted to photographs of the same 10 women, each with three different digitally manipulated body shapes – curvaceous, much less curvaceous and in-between. (Only women's bodies were viewed by study participants.) Both sexes fixed their gaze more on women's chests and waists and less on faces. Those bodies with larger breasts, narrower waists and bigger hips often prompted longer looks.

The explanation may be partly evolutionary, Gervais says, since men may be drawn to more shapely women for childbearing -- while women may be checking out their competition, she suggests.


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And the study, published today in the journal Sex Roles, also finds that even when men are told to focus more on evaluating a woman's expressions and personality, women with more curves get more positive personality ratings.

Researcher Kun Guo, who also uses eye tracking in his studies at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, says the technology provides "more objective measurements" than do questionnaires, which are subjective.

"The beauty of eye movements is that it is more difficult to inhibit," he says.

Jamie Lynn Goldenberg, an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, says there's been a lot of research on self-objectification, but only recently has attention turned to perceptions by others. She hasn't used eye-tracking in her studies but says it's "an interesting way" to look at objectification, which amounts to viewing women as objects.



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"We have new methodologies for studying these things -- getting into the eyes of the perceiver," she says. "It doesn't explain why they're looking, but they're looking longer."



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Uh...

... did you just say something, Prof Gervais?



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Saturday, February 15, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT JIMMY RUFFIN, THE CURE.

In the wake of Valentine's Day, some appropriate stuff.

Or not.

Jimmy Ruffin with What becomes of the broken hearted.




From the Golden Age of Black Music.



The Cure with Lovesong.




From the album Disintegration (1989).



Nite.



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