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Great Moments in Foreign Government

Since I’m always reading and writing about government policies, both in America and around the world, I’m frequently reminded of H.L. Mencken’s famous observation about the shortcomings of “tolerable” government. If you take a close look at the world’s freest economies, you quickly learn that they are highly ranked mostly because of the even-worse governments […]

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The Anglo-Saxons are Awake!

Blaming the responsible   And yes, they are fundamentally unserious     Steve Hayward took a look at the beginning of the Berkely riots. Here is what he saw Berkeley still has rent control, but it hasn’t stopped Milo Yiannapoulos from living rent-free in the heads of the left. So in another triumph for his ironic […]

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Gove on Trump

So Donald Trump gave an interview the other day, to Michael Gove and Kai Diekmann of Bild. Gove’s impressions were written up in the £ Times, it’s pretty interesting. So let’s look at some of it. During the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump had an insult for every rival. Marco Rubio was “little Marco” […]

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Tax Competition: A Necessary Liberalizing Process to Discipline the “Stationary Bandit” of Government

Mancur Olson (1932-1998) was a great economist who came up with a very useful analogy to help explain the behavior of many governments. He pointed out that a “roving bandit” has an incentive to maximize short-run plunder by stealing everything from victims (i.e. a 100 percent tax rate), whereas a “stationary bandit” has an incentive […]

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Video Saturday

So, it’s Saturday. How about a video round up, of some others views. Let’s start with Pat Condell   A bit harshly stated, perhaps, but I can’t say that I disagree with him. The Right Angle guys have something to say, as well.   And a bit on fake news, and where it comes from. […]

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von Richtofen Day

Well, we missed this one yesterday, but GreatSatan’sGirlfriend reminded us. Gott Mit Uns! 100 years ago today, Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was awarded Imperial Deutschland’s highest military award – Pour le Mérite – often informally referred to as the “Blue Max.”  Pour le Mérite was awarded strictly as a recognition of extraordinary personal achievement, […]

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The Jihad Massacre In Berlin – Merkel’s Handiwork

Yesterday, Germans and the world were horrified by a jihad massacre that occurred when a stolen truck plowed into a crowd of holiday shoppers at a Berlin Christmas market.

Twelve people were murdered, including three who were so badly mangled they haven’t been identified yet. Over fifty were injured.

The truck itself was a huge 25 ton 18 wheeler with a Polish registry carrying steel beams as a cargo. It left the road and ran directly into the market, located in Breitscheidplatz Square in Berlin’s main shopping area at 40 MPH.

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The police investigation and examination of the truck showed that it had been hijacked. The driver, Lukasz Urban was shot while his truck was parked near the ThyssenKrupp engineering facility. His dead body was still in the truck.

German police originally arrested a 23-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker identified as Naved B
as a suspect. he’d been living in Germany since February. After interrogating him, they decided there wasn’t sufficient evidence to try him for the truck attack. They also discovered that he had applied for asylum under a false name and had a criminal record he hadn’t disclosed when he applied, they simply released him…believe it or not.

For reasons they haven’t disclosed, German authorities still maintain that this was a jihadi attack. An unnamed ‘senior security source’ told the German newspaper Bild that so far, they have been unable to ‘track’ the wanted man. While they do know this was a terrorist attack, they’re not certain at this point whether they’re dealing with a so-called lone wolf or a larger terror cell.

ISIS,by the way, has already claimed credit and is promising more to come. and why not? Didn’t they warn us multiple time how they had infiltrated the ‘refugees?’

Berlin prosecutor Holger Münch warned of a ‘serious threat’ of another ‘significant’ terror attack and Berliners were urged to stay indoors.

Imagine that..telling an entire city of three and a half million people to stay indoors as the price for their government’s enforced importation of over a million unvetted Muslim ‘refugees.’

From last years’ mass gang rape on New Years’ Eve in Köln  to this latest atrocity, all o fit is owed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cronies, he shoved this through and foisted it on the German people.
There is blood on her hands, and there’s no way she can simply wash it off. In the name of simple decency, she should resign…now.

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Friday Roundup

Cleaning out some tabs, interesting stuff that we’ve been hoarding.   Well, yeah, he makes some sense to me, at that, From Melanie Phillips: The hand-wringing by western politicians and commentators over the appalling humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo reveals something far worse even than the nauseating virtue-signalling of pointlessly blaming themselves for having decided not […]

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Social Media Giants Cave In To Facist EU ‘Speech Codes’

Social giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft have cravenly agreed to do their best to enforce EU ‘hate speech’ diktats on ‘extremist content’ from their websites, by creating a joint database that will share ‘hashes,’ their term for digital f…

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Germans Leaving Germany ‘In Droves’

I’ve been seeing stuff like this off and on most of the year and I see no reason to believe it isn’t true. After all, America got its big surge of German immigrants when the King of Prussia decided to force a merger of the Lutheran and Reformed churches in Germany. From Gatestone Institute … […]

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Merkel Backs Crackdown on Free Speech On Social Media Sites

One of the things I have noticed in the last few months, as a percentage, people other than Americans and British (especially Niederlanders) have increased rather dramatically. That pleases me, and I hope they are finding what they want. Since, as far as I know, none of them have commented, I just assume that they […]

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CAIR mouthpiece vs. Carl Higbie

It isn’t a secret that CAIR isn’t a legitimate civil rights organization. They’ve supported terrorist groups like Hamas. They were funded by Hamas. Thursday night, Hassan Shibly, the “chief executive director of CAIR-Florida’s chapter, attempted to shame Carl Higbie, a former Navy Seal and the spokesman for the pro-Trump Great America PAC. Wednesday night, Higbie […]

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56 Movie Mistakes: The Longest Day

Then there is this attempt to denigrate the movie The Longest Day recounting the Overlord operation to liberate Europe. The Longest Day, which was made in black and white, features a large ensemble cast including John Wayne, Kenneth More,Richard Todd, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Red Buttons, Peter Lawford, Eddie Albert, Jeffrey […]

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Germany’s Über-Zealous Tax Enforcement

Even though it has the largest economy in Europe, I routinely ignore Germany. This isn’t because of deliberate malice or neglect, but rather because the country has boring economic policy. Unlike Estonia and Switzerland, it doesn’t have any really good policies that are worth applauding. Not does it have really bad policies that deserve to […]

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When will Merkel get booted?

If this article is accurate, and the swelling crowds seem to verify its accuracy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn’t stand much of a change in the next election. The tip-off, which isn’t much of a secret, is the opening paragraph of this article, which says “According to a poll performed by YouGov market research firm, […]

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The Religion Of Peace Strikes Again – 9 Dead In Munich

A video purporting to show the shooter, dressed in black, firing 20 shots has been posted on Twitter

The video shows him outside a McDonald's directly outside the shopping centre

Islamist killers struck again today. This time, the scene was Munich,Germany.

One of the killers targeted a McDonald’s restaurant near the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall in the district of Moosach and started firing into the crowded eatery while yelling the old war cry ‘Allahu Akbar!’

One woman who was actually saw the shooter just before he started his rampage told CNN, ‘I come out of the toilet and I hear like an alarm, boom, boom, boom. He’s killing the children. The children were sitting to eat. They can’t run.’

After shooting up the McDonald’s, the killer sauntered into the mall itself and continued gunning down people, all the while screaming ‘Allahu Akbar!’ So far, nine people are dead and many badly wounded. The death toll so far may include one of the jihadis. At least 21 wounded were taken to the hospital in today’s toll. At least three are said to be in critical condition.

Off-duty doctors and nurses have been summoned to hospitals in Munich, with a hospital spokesperson telling DPA: 'The alarm for a 'mass attack' has been triggered'

According to Chief of Munich Police Marcus Dagloria Martins,there are at least three jihadi killers involved. In his last statement,he said, ‘We are at the moment after three attackers. We have about 100 people on site and we are trying to evacuate people from the site. Our priority is to catch the attackers at this stage and then we will inform you again.

The entire city has been shut down as the police hunt for the two – or more – still unaccounted for. The main German rail company Deutsche Bahn has stopped all train traffic to Munich’s main station.

This is the second jihad attack in Germany in less than a week. Last Monday, a 17-year-old jihadi attacked people on a train in an in an ax-and-knife attack on a train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg and badly wounded four people as well as another woman outside as he fled until he was shot and killed by police.

‘We welcome you to our country!’

 

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Are the German people waking up yet to the fact that these ‘guests’ have no intention of sharing, but are there to take over? Do they realize that they are in the process of becoming a despised minority in their own country?

Almost all of these ‘refugees’ are young men of military age.  Did the Germans actually not notice this? Did they actually expect anything different?

How many more lives will it take? And when I ask that question, I am not just talking about Germany. They’re just today’s event d’jour.

UPDATE: The police an ‘all clear’. The Jihadi, an 18-year-old Shi’ite Muslim killed nine people and wounded 16 others, including a number of children. People outside the mall claim to have seen at least three armed men,but the police are claiming that the killer ‘apparently acted alone’ which means they’re either right about that or that the other two got away.

Here’s the punchline – Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae told a news conference the suspect (‘suspect’???) was a dual citizen from Munich and his motive was still “fully unclear”.

‘Suspect?’ ‘Fully unclear?’ You can’t make this stuff up.

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Weimar America

Victor Davis Hanson is nearly always worth reading, and this overall reflection is, to my mind, one of his best. So enjoy: 2016 is a pivotal year in which accustomed referents of a stable West are now disappearing. We seem to be living in a chaotic age, akin to the mid-1930s, of cynicism and skepticism. […]

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Are There Any Men in Europe?

Jess’ choice yesterday to lead with Yeats’ Second Coming was in my view directly on point. I also agree with everything she said in the post. It does seem darker than the thirty’s do in retrospect, at least. For all the aberrations at Oxford then (“We resolve not to fight for King and Country”) and […]

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Multicultural Appeasement In Cologne

There’s really not all that much to add to this, from Daniel Hannan, MEP. I suppose I could say that I’ve said all this as well, I have, and so have others. But until we act on it, it doesn’t really matter. What was your reaction when you heard that there had been a series […]

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Deutschland Ist Der Seig!

Great Satan’ Girlfriend tells us: Alt Europa is paying a heavy price for importing tons of combat age foreign guys into the mix… On New Year’s Eve, in the shadow of Cologne’s cathedral, crowds of North African and Middle Eastern men accosted women out for the night’s festivities. They surrounded them, groped them, robbed them. […]

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