I remember when the tidal wave of refugees from the middle east began flooding into Europe. The female Prime Minister of Sweden gave an interview in which she lauded Sweden's generosity in taking in "refugees" and criticized the United States for not taking in "it's fair share."
Sweden has been undergoing serious rioting for the last three days, and it's spreading fast. The Swedish government denies that there is a problem with refugees, but acknowledges that their socialist system of medicine, housing, dental health, etc is overwhelmed by the huge numbers they've allowed into their country. Crime is off the charts. Moreover, rape, previously a rarity in Sweden, is now at monstrous levels. Women are being warned not to go to public saunas or baths, not to go out on the streets alone. One video I watched highlighted a problem with Moslem men in their 20's being put in public schools to learn Swedish, with 12 and 13 year old Swedish girls in the same classroom. Not working out too well. Maybe they will have to put out those posters showing a man's hand grabbing a woman's behind , with a line through it, like they are doing in Germany now.
None of this is getting coverage on our news. You have to use the internet to find out what's going on in Europe. Here's a clip from Pravda.
Fox News does look at Europe, usually on the tail end of a story about something else.
"There's always the ten percent who don't get the word."
Meanwhile, in Atlanta this past weekend there was a pro- Trump march. They didn't get the word out very well, I didn't hear about it until I saw it on the local affiliate news Monday. First, the pro-Trump people were well aware that they were apt to be attacked, because the left was bringing in large numbers of agitators for an "Impeach Trump" protest the next day. Knowing the reputation of the Atlanta police for antipathy towards rural Georgians, the Pro-Trump people brought their own armed security. Strangely, I have seen no reports of attacks against them during the event, as opposed to what happens almost everywhere else when people try to show support for the new Administration.
|Atlanta, Ga 18 Feb 2017|
Here are some cartoons to lighten the mood.
Meanwhile, out in the boonies:
Where's the Beef?
It's my fault, to some extent, because I used up supplies without replacing them, but I just haven't been going into town. I asked the manager at the store what was going on, and he said the warehouse in North Carolina hasn't been able to get the products in from the manufacturer. I can't think of a single reason that should be so.
Gasoline is still good, at $2.04 for regular. Propane is still good, at $1.65 per gallon today.
I have no water bill. Electricity is high, but I am not using nearly so much of it now that the nights are staying in the 50's. I'll be running air conditioning and dehumidifiers before long. Then the electric bill will go back up to around $200.00 a month.
I got this interesting video of a German Army ceremony back in 2015 from a friend over there. She says things are continuing to deteriorate, but that more Germans are getting involved in trying to resist Merkle and her insane plans to make Germany a Moslem stronghold.
I like German military music. American martial music like John Phillips Sousa sounds alright, but it's murder to march to. There's no strong pulse each time your right boot hits the ground, so it's harder to stay in step. German marching music is excellent for parades, retirement ceremonies, etc. I almost keeled over when I saw those parade weapons. Mauser K98's. Lord, throw me in that brier patch!
When I was a young officer in the early 70's and 80's, there was a common saying. It went "the best troops on either side of the Iron Curtain are German." Of course, we disputed that, but no one denied the Germans were good. In Afghanistan, although they were buried under a blizzard of constraints by their civilian government, and had both hands tied behind their backs, they did extremely well. Considering who they were fighting, who can blame them for a little head hunting? Not me.
Here's a Chilean parade, and you can see what I mean about the music matching the step. The uniforms, music, some of the parade arms, are all German. Chili had German advisers until the end of World War II, and many German military men and their families made Chili their home after the war ended. Maybe it's not a coincidence that Chile is known as "the Prussia of Latin America." Their army kicks ass and takes names when it works with the UN, one of the few national contingents that the local terrorists, thugs, dope dealers or whatever don't mess with.