Bastille Day Terrorist Attack in Nice, France

According to ‘Express’ “At least 80 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the southern French city of Nice tonight after a terrorist firing a weapon drove a lorry into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day. After the truck mowed down crowds for more than a mile the driver got out and sprayed crowds with bullets.
Identity documents belonging to a 31-year-old French Tunisian were found in the truck according to security sources. 
The source said: ‘The identification of the truck driver is still underway.’ The recovered documents indicate the man is a resident of Nice.
One eyewitness described seeing ‘bodies flying like bowling pins’ and ‘hearing noises, cries that I will never forget’ as the horror unfolded on a busy promenade at around 10.30pm last night.
The truck driver was said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ — God is greatest — before being shot dead by police. Pro-ISIS groups have been celebrating the attack but as yet the terror group has not officially claimed responsibility.
Guns and grenades were later found inside the truck, which mounted the pavement at approximately 40mph and steered directly towards hundreds of people watching a fireworks display.
Anti-terror police swooped in as the city was put on lockdown and residents were warned to stay indoors for their safety. Gunshots rang out in the streets, with gunmen targeting hotels and cafes in the port city in the south of France”

ISIS is celebrating the apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France, on Thursday as retaliation for the death of Abu Omar al-Shishani—the terror group’s so-called “minister of war”—who was killed earlier this year by coalition forces while fighting in Iraq.

I guess the sleeping cells are waking up. Next will see a plethora of useless messages from politicians and head of states; however no concrete action is going to be taken.
It looks like nobody wants so address the 800 lbs gorilla in the room: Muslims are not integrating in modern western societies, especially the hard core religious ones. Once they feel comfortable and establish roots in a country, instead of trying to integrate, they put all the effort into making the host country bend over backwards to please them. Why?
Mostly because politicians are a bunch of whiny little bitches, worried for their future pensions. They could not care less about the people who were stupid enough to elect them and give them the power to control their destiny.

Update: July 15, 2016

Mr Hollande made the chilling warning after visiting vctims in hospital in Nice less than 24 hours after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a rented truck into crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day.

Hundreds of men, women and children were mown down leaving 84 dead and hundreds more injured.

Now the French president has warned that the number of dead could rise.

He said: “About 50 people are in an absolute urgency between life and death.”

He dded that there were a lot of foreigners and children among the dead and warned that the fight against extremist groups would be long because they would continue to try to strike at Western values.

And to confirm what I mentioned yesterday, following is an opinion of somebody with more clout than me:

Peter Neumann, a professor who specialises in radicalisation, said Nice, as well as other parts of southern France and Paris, have become “jihadist breeding grounds”, sparked by failed integration.

The King’s College London professor, said the Nice attack, which last night saw 84 people killed by a terrorist ploughing into a crowd of people watching Bastille Day fireworks, should come as no real surprise.

He said there was “almost an entire generation of people” who do not feel a part of “the French project” and that it was time for France to focus on the “deeply rooted problem” of Muslim alienation.’

Source: Express

Headlines July 2, 2016

Austria’s Constitutional court has ordered that the May’s presidential election be completely annulled
A new election must be held because of “particularly serious cases” of voting fraud that was detected in the vote. As a reminder, at some point the two presidential candidates were neck to neck, before the postal vote count.
Postal vote aka ‘How to manipulate the vote in your favour’. In this scenario, postal vote conveniently gave the extra boost to Alexander Van der Bellen and ensure a pathetic ‘victory’ over the leader of the Freedom Party, Norbert Hofer. At some point the pools put Hofer ahead, therefore the postal vote came to the rescue. Regardless of the vote results, what was quite clear was the fact that 50 per cent of the people were fed up with the EU or more specific the Brussels apparatus and their bureaucratic, bloated and senile way of dealing with the hot issues. Instead of addressing the crisis, those in Brussels refuse to even change course.
Mr Van der Bellen will now need to step down until the next election, which will be held in September or October. 

Continuing the news from Austria:
Turkey IN, Austria OUT?
Far-right party leader Norbert Hofer said Turkey joining the bloc could be the game changer that forces Austrians to call for an EU referendum in a bid to break away. 
He said: “I believe that people are able to learn, that political structures are able to develop, and that Austria will contribute to making Europe better. 
“There is one exception, however, that is if the EU decides to let Turkey join the Union. Austrians will have to be asked whether they want this.”
His remarks come amid fresh discussions between Turkey and EU bigwigs after Ankara demanded an acceleration on its application in return for taking back migrants seeking asylum in Europe. 

Dexit in the cards for next year?
Not really according to the latest poll – June 2016- that showed a strong support for EU among the Germans, with only 10% considering leaving the Union.
That did not deter the leader of Alternative for Germany to promise to call their own vote if they enter the German parliament in country’s general election in the fall of 2017.
A party spokesman branded Brussels a “bureaucracy monster”, before adding: “Next year the AfD will enter the German parliament and Dexit will be top on our agenda”. 
They called the vote a Dexit as it stands for a Deutschland exit from the EU.
However, it may not be that simple, considering that the German constitution does not allow for a simple referendum without the constitution being reformed.

CZECH OUT: President calls for EU referendum after Brexit
CZECH President Milos Zeman has committed to fight against his government to give the nation a referendum on EU and NATO membership.
A June poll claims 34 per cent of Czechs want to leave the diminishing European Union, following in the footsteps of the UK after the historic vote for Brexit.
Speaking to voters in a small Czech town President Zeman said: “I disagree with those who are in favour of leaving the EU.
“But I’ll do my best to have a referendum so they can express themselves. The same goes for a NATO exit.
However, officials confirmed that the nation will not allow voters to have the final say on decisions regarding the country’s international obligations. According to the Prime Minister office ‘Membership in these organizations is a guarantee of stability and security’.

Meanwhile in Hungary:
PM Viktor Orban vows to continue the fight against migrant quotas
PM Viktor Orban’s ruling Fidesz party has initiated a referendum to be held in September or October over the migrant mandatory quotas imposed by Brussels, to resettle migrants arriving from countries such as Syria.
The EU migrant resettlement scheme was established last year after more than a million people entered the EU, most of them intending to settle in Germany and other rich northern countries. 
Brussels is discussing a change to asylum rules that would require member states to accept a quota of refugees or pay a penalty for them to be housed elsewhere.

Despise his criticism, PM Orban does not want his country to leave EU; what he is lobbying for is more power to the member states.
In line with him is the PM of Slovakia Robert Fico, who has taken issue with plans to reform the Dublin Regulation which establishes the member state responsible for examining asylum applications. 
He said: “We have a big problem with the proposed reform of the Dublin system.
“We think it’s stupid, because this is exactly what will keep dividing Europe if countries will be asked to pay 250,000 euros for each migrant they refuse to take.”

In conclusion: EU is the same mess as before, being ruled de facto by Commissioners unelected by anybody and unaccountable to anybody. Their numbers and budget are bloated, they are cocky and separated from reality.
One think they are about to accomplish: create the Orwellian state.
Welcome to 1984!

Reflection on friendship

Disclaimer: I had a little bit of Knob Creek Bourbon, therefore my thoughts might come out unfiltered.

So, I thought that friendship is what we, human beings, should be able to appreciate and preserve.
I went with my thoughts back in time, when we were young and friendship meant having fun, being together and sharing thoughts just about everything.

Now we are not so young anymore and the whole concept of friendship seems to have been changed.
I am still on the fence if I like this change or not.

We have virtual and real friends. In some cases we reached out and reconnected with old friends or colleagues thinking that we still have some of the past magic in common; in other cases we have been approached by people asking us to accept their virtual friendship because they liked the way we think or because they needed another number to add to their 500+ list of ‘friends’.
Either way, we might be set to be disappointed. Maybe we moved on, we changed, we are not the same people we were 30-40 years ago. Maybe the ‘new’ people we became are not ‘acceptable’ anymore. Maybe they changed.
Regardless of all of this, there is a part of us still nostalgic about the past; there is another part of us ready to make new friends, new connections, with people which met the ‘new’ us and liked what they saw.

Take for example Facebook and what kind of information people post in there; almost everybody is trying to be politically correct, or so I like to think, because the opposite of it would be plain stupidity. Sure, it’s wonderful to have a bleeding heart and think about all the poor people out there, especially if everything stays at the rhetoric/theoretical level and you are not exposed to any direct contact with these poor souls; here in Canada it is called the ‘Not in my backyard’ syndrome.
Recently I found it difficult to express my true feelings and thoughts because I did not want to offend anybody, and eventually I realized that if I have to filter my thoughts and feelings it means that I am not in the right environment or with the right people.
What is the purpose of being there (Facebook or any other virtual reality social platform) if I can’t be the true me? I don’t have a website or home based business to promote. I have just a blog most people don’t even know about as it was meant to be a time capsule for me mostly.
Is it enough for me to share videos with cute kittens or inspirational quotes?
Not really; therefore I have two options: stay on FB and stop complaining, or be the way I am and see how many people are still going to stick around. If they are easily offended by me talking or making fun of proselytism, or if I have different opinions on politics and they get upset to the point of deleting me from their friends list, so be it. At least I will know at some point that whoever is still around had enough intelligence to see the real me.

Now, let’s move on to the real life situations. They are sometimes even trickier, because you put on the rose coloured glasses and look through them to see just rainbows and unicorns.
Some people are ‘friends’ with you because you happen to address some needs of the moment; but because you are wearing the rose coloured glasses, you think that you are appreciated for who you are, not for the purpose you serve; and naturally when the need disappears, so does the ‘friendship’. Young or old, virtual or real life, you suffer the same because you invested time and emotions in that relationship.

You have to put things in perspective: life could be too short and you may expire at any moment. You have to ask yourself if it is worth it to put up with all the bullshit?
I decided that it is not. Once the bullshit is detected, nip it in the bud. Don’t let things escalate to the point of no return because it’s only going to make it more difficult and more painful to sever ties.
Be realist, admit your mistake and downgrade the former ‘friends’ to the ‘acquaintance’ category where they belonged from the very beginning.
Now you know what you are ready to accept or not from them and they are not going to hurt you anymore.
If you are there just to be the receiving end of the unceasing bragging about their success and money, they are not your friends, they are only blabbing shallow beings you should not call friends anyway.

It’s time to heal your wounds and move on knowing that friendship is a two way street, it is a relationship of giving and receiving, it is about having trust in somebody and being there when you are needed, as well as having the other party being there when you are in need.

In conclusion, put your shit together and tell them to fuck off. You are better of without them anyway.

Far-right party candidate wins first round of elections in Austria

It should not have come as a surprise considering how Austrian government left its people down (and yes, I am talking about that Iraqi ‘refugee’ who admited raping the 10-year old at the swimming pool; as we remember, he was not put in jail with the other inmates for the fear of being punished (read ‘killed’) by them; in my opinion his trumpeted ‘human rights’ meant diddly squat at that point)

Norbert Hofer won 36.4 per cent of the vote and it will face Alexander van der Bellen in the final vote for Austria presidency, next month. Hofer won his nomination running an anti-immigrant and anti-Europe campaign; in the opposing corner will be van der Bellen running on a environmental and pro-refugee platform.

Who can blame the Austrians for voting Hofer in? Not me for sure. Just think that Austria has a population of approximately 8.6 million and took in since last summer 100,000 refugees/immigrants. By comparison, the U.S.A with a population of over 321 million accepted to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. According to Josh Earnest, the White Hose press secretary, those wishing to go to the USA must apply through the United Nations present in many refugee camps, meaning that they are to go to intense background and medical checks and they are to be screened by the National Counter Terrorism Center- From NY Times, September 11, 2015.

It’s interesting that people who care for their country are now called nazi/far-ring/rasist; maybe, just maybe they are decent people capable of critical thinking; maybe they do not want to become an islamic state and they might be fed up with the hordes of ingrateful people coming over and taking what they like and destroying what they don’t like. Maybe they are fed up accommodating the parasites they never asked for; maybe they are tired of the communist rhetoric coming Merkel, Hollande and other like them.

Trivia: Who was secretary of the Agitation and Propaganda society at Leipzig univesity?

(Answer: Angela Merkel)

Migrant crisis in Europe – April 16 2016

The latest development of migrant crisis in Europe, dated April 16, 2016.

Sweden installs high tech military heat sensors on the bridge linking Sweden to Denmark. The bridge is designed for trains and cars, not for pedestrian traffic. Naturally that will not deter migrants from heading to the promised land of lax labour laws and good benefits.
Meanwhile the guys already there start showing their real face ‘In a secret report by Sweden’s National Criminal Investigation Service, migrant attacks on officers are detailed including police cars being stoned by masked groups’ – Express.co.uk
I guess these idiots are having second thoughts now:
swenden- refugee welcome sign

As a result of the huge influx of migrants, Norway re-introduced border controls.

Austria has built fences at four border crossing and the border checks are set to start in June at Brenner pass linking Austria to Italy.

Switzerland increased the military presence: 2000 soldiers in army tanks to patrol the border to Italy, fearing that due to Austria closing the border, migrants might try to find alternate routes.

It is mind boggling to me the lack of vision and understanding of European’s rulers. I don’t find it normal to impose your own citizens to wear certain cloths,go only on certain parts of their cities or behave in a certain manner not to ‘offend’ the migrants. The migrants should be grateful for having been offered shelter and food. They should integrate in the guest country, not make the said country bend to their own archaic rules.