Category Archives: Europe

EU TO BRITISH PROSTITUTES: PAY UP!


An article on the net worth of prostitution in Britain’s Significance magazine – a very readable exposition of matters statistical – tickled my funny bone.  The following quote pretty much pins it down: The EU has demanded rapid payment of … Continue reading

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THE POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER RUSSIAN EXPANSION


Some interesting news from Russia, courtesy of the Czech news organizations iDNES and ČTK. Apparently, Putin is searching for a legal basis for his move against the Ukraine and, very likely, for future aggressions. So it seems to me, anyway. … Continue reading

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THOSE WACKY GERMAN COWS!


Fifty German cows, possibly weary of being exploited by humans, conspired in Rasdorf, Germany to blow up a barn.  They apparently coordinated their burping and farting to create a critical quantity of methane gas, then caused a spark, and poof!  … Continue reading

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DŰRNSTEIN CASTLE


Pics I took in 1981. This is where Leopold V of Austria had imprisoned Richard the Lionhearted after their dispute on the Third Crusade.  The castle was reduced to near-rubble by the Swedes in 1645. Of note, Swedish troops had … Continue reading

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THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE REDUX?


In a non-binding Internet referendum, an overwhelming majority of Venetians expressed their desire for independence from Italy.  According to the Czech online newsmagazine iDNES, the pro-independence activist and governor of the Veneto region, Luca Gaia, stated the problem as follows: … Continue reading

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TROUBLE IN THE ROMAN PROVINCE OF BELGICA


Uh, sorry. Today the place is known as Belgium, but there is trouble there.  The Czech news site iDNES reports that the perennial friction between the French-speaking Wallonie region and Flemish-speaking Flanders region has been exacerbated by the Chinese gift … Continue reading

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WAS DR. SEUSS A CRYPTO-ISLAMOPHOBE?


This is tough to swallow… Spain is having significant troubles with its growing Moslem population.  This should not surprise anyone who has observed the quiet, but steady Islamic imperial expansion into Europe and the studied cowardice of the European authorities … Continue reading

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GERMAN BAN ON CIRCUMCISION, 2.0


Yesterday’s post on this subject drew an interesting response from Robert Firth (with an .edu.sg e-mail, i.e. Singapore).  I thought I would elevate it to the level of a follow-on post.  Namely: Point of information. The “sunnah” circumcision, as practiced … Continue reading

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GERMAN BAN ON CIRCUMCISION


A court in Cologne, Germany recently declared circumcision for religious purposes illegal, calling it a form of bodily harm, even if the parents agree to it.  The decision was driven by the case of a doctor who had circumcised a … Continue reading

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THE EU’S ONE-PERCENTERS DO IT AGAIN


The European Union’s czars in Brussels have passed a law that bans anyone from claiming that water prevents dehydration.  (h/t The Telegraph)  Apparently, after a three-year investigation, the EU’s “scientists” have determined that there is no proof that it does. … Continue reading

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