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Top Secret Video

I can show this to you, but then I’ll have to kill you, You won’t see it on the news that’s for sure. [Hat tip: reader Yerushalimey]

Not only was there one single golf-clap (which is infinitely worse than silence), but one YouTube commenter noted that at the 0:55 mark, two members of the audience “heiled” him as he passed.

Oh wait:

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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Crimea

Don’t blink, you’ll miss it.

Though controversial, the changing of borders in Europe has rarely been more peaceful. The time-lapse video of Europe’s maps shows the rise and fall of powers on the continent that no longer exist, from the Holy Roman Empire, to the Ottoman Empire, Bohemia, the Nazi occupation and the Soviet Union.

But what worries Western powers is the precedent set by Crimea’s annexation to Russia, that it could be a sign that Russia is looking to expand its power in regions with Russian speakers, starting with eastern Ukraine, but perhaps even further to other countries with ethnic Russian populations.

The referendum vote in Crimea was the “first step” in an eventual takeover of eastern Ukraine by Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliev said on Sunday.

“Maybe in Crimea, 82% want to join to Russia. I think that in the east of Ukraine approximately 70%, 75% want to join to Russia,” Termigaliev told NBC News.

“This is the first step and I really think other regions will follow. I think the second step will be with east Ukraine.”

If he is proven correct, that could begin a whole different colour scheme begins to spread on the time-lapse map of Europe for the next 100 years.

Right. You want to see land change hands over the years, look at Germany in the Middle Ages, or Poland throughout history. But such changes in territory are often accompanied by war—this time with nukes?

Anyhow, I think this bolsters Israel’s position with regard to Judea and Samaria. They were promised the land, repeatedly, by Britain and the League of Nations. Why now such a slavish devotion to a snapshot of 1948? Western elites can take solace from this map and convince themselves that Israel won’t belong to the Jews forever. The rest of us (and maybe a higher authority) can think otherwise.

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More News From the Front Lines of Civilization

Aggie loves to point out how much more civilized Europe is than we country rubes. The art and architecture, the food and wine, the millennia of antisemitism.

And the kindercide!

Aside from its inherent significance, Belgium’s move requires us to revisit Roper v. Simmons, the 2005 Supreme Court case that ruled it inherently unconstitutional to apply the death penalty to anyone under 18. European nations had long waged a moral campaign against America’s allowance of the death penalty for 16-18 year olds, which they called barbaric and savage. After all, minors are not really responsible for their actions. America was labelled a human rights violator, an international outlier.

Finally, in Roper, the Court caved in to this pressure. Indeed, it cited the European position as support for its conclusion – other countries do not allow for such a thing.

Why can a 17 year-old rapist-murderer not face capital punishment? Because, as Justice Kennedy wrote in a 5-4 decision, science has shown that minors, even 17-year-olds, are too immature to truly understand the consequences of their decisions, or the meaning of life and death. Juveniles are prone to “impetuous and ill-considered actions” that they should not be made to lose their life for, even if the action involved taking the life of another.” Moreover, juveniles are susceptible to peer pressure, Kennedy wrote.

Yet:

[N]ow we see Belgium thinks kids are responsible enough; the Netherlands similarly allows euthanasia as young as 12. These countries may be the way of the future, as they have been in other areas of progressive mores.

So it comes out that the juveniles cannot really make accountable decisions when it comes to killing people, unless it is themselves. Or to put it differently, Belgium will not hold children responsible when they hurt others, but gives them free license to hurt themselves. Perversely, in Belgium, the youths who are considered grown up enough to be euthanized have not done anything wrong at all, unlike Simmons, who tied up his victim and thew him off a bridge.

Who would look to such people for guidance on anything? What few children they have (1.83 fertility rate, thanks to Muslim immigrants), they can’t wait to smother with a pillow! I’m not for the death penalty, but these losers could change my mind.

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Something Rotten

Denmark hasn’t met a giraffe it doesn’t want to butcher (especially one named Marius).

Then how come?

Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter will be illegal in Denmark starting on Monday, by order of Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen.

Ritual slaughter, known in Hebrew as shechita, is already banned in Poland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

The Netherlands attempted to ban shechita, but a deal was brokered, legalizing the practice in 2012.

On Monday, all slaughter that is not preceded by stunning will be forbidden in Denmark, rendering it impossible for ritual slaughter to be carried out according to Shar’ia or Halacha, Danish station TV2 reported on Wednesday.

How ’bout a compromise, Danes? Let’s presume all cows and sheep are named Marius. Then may we proceed?

“Animal rights come before religion,” the minister was quoted as saying.


Are you shi**ing me?

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Culture of Death

Ha! Bet you thought I meant the Palestinian Arabs. I usually do.

I still do—but they have company:

Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions.

When, as expected, the bill is signed by the king, Belgium will become the first country in the world to remove any age limit on the practice.

It may be requested by terminally ill children who are in great pain and also have parental consent.

Opponents argue children cannot make such a difficult decision.

If they can choose their favorite ice cream, why can’t they choose to die? God bless the little buggers.

And while the Europeans are whacking the vulnerable:

A second Danish zoo has said it may have to put down one of its giraffes, despite a storm of protest after a similar move by Copenhagen Zoo.

The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo said that it, like the zoo in Copenhagen, would be doing so to comply with breeding programme rules.

Coincidentally, its giraffe has the same name as the Copenhagen giraffe, Marius.

The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo, in western Denmark, said its Marius is a seven-year-old hybrid, which means he is a mix of different sub-species.

He is currently housed with a younger, pure-bred giraffe called Elmer – who happens to be the half-brother of Copenhagen’s Marius.

Crikey, their giraffes are like their royalty—inbred! The first Marius ended up as tiger chow, which gives new meaning to Marius the Epicurean.

First they came for the giraffes…

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Your European Story of the Day

Any continent that has riles regarding giraffe sperm is a continent that needs to be overrun by Muslim hordes (not for the first time):

Animal rights campaigners in Denmark are trying to save a healthy young giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo from being destroyed.

The zoo says it cannot keep the animal, named Marius, because of European rules to avoid in-breeding, and that attempts to find it a new home have failed.

Copenhagen Zoo says it needs to kill the giraffe before it becomes an adult and attempts to mate.

Campaigners say to do so would be barbaric.


How you doin’?

Shouldn’t giraffe birth control be covered under the ACA: Animal Contraception Act? What if we offed all male creatures as they entered their mating ages? Who would play high school football?

Anyway, Marius will go the way of the rest of his species: lunch.

Marius is due to be killed by a bolt gun. The zoo will not use a lethal injection, because that would contaminate the meat.

The zoo plans to dissect the animal after it has been killed, before feeding it to the tigers and other carnivores.

That’s the African solution. The European solution is to writes statutes governing hooking up among the hoofed crowd. At least someone on that benighted continent wants to procreate!

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Pity About the H-Word

Sorry to all you “folks” who perished in the camps.

An official statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust issued by EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton, does not identify who those victims were. The brief statement reads,

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today:

Today the international community remembers the victims of the Holocaust. We honour every one of those brutally murdered in the darkest period of European history. We also want to pay a special tribute to all those who acted with courage and sacrifice to protect their fellow citizens against persecution.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we must keep alive the memory of this tragedy. It is an occasion to remind us all of the need to continue fighting prejudice and racism in our own time. We must remain vigilant against the dangers of hate speech and redouble our commitment to prevent any form of intolerance. The respect of human rights and diversity lies at the heart of what the European Union stands for.

We in Bloodthirstan also bow our heads in memory of the homosexuals, Catholics, and gypsies who died in the “tragedy”. If we left anyone out—sorry, communists!—please drop us a line to remind us.

One serious comment on the use of “tragedy” to describe the attempted (and largely accomplished) annihilation of Jews from the continent of Europe. (Oh Jews—of course!) An airplane crash is a tragedy, an avalanche. The long-planned, carefully organized, fully funded extermination of a race of people (as Jews were defined by Nazis) is not a tragedy. 9/11 was not a tragedy. The Marathon bombing was not a tragedy. Tragedies are acts of nature, or other unforeseen occurrences. They may be subject to blame or responsibility—was faulty maintenance at fault for the plane crash?; did poor trail grooming lead to the avalanche?—but tragedies are not written about in advance (Mein Kampf), not an agenda item at a conference (Wannsee).

That a spokesman for Europe can’t bring herself to mention the six million Jews* brutally murdered across the continent, and can’t even call the crime by its proper name, is actually kind of scary. She has nothing to say to the Jewish state of Israel.

* A conservative estimate.

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European Exceptionalism

Typically, societies don’t commit suicide, at least not intentionally. Europe has tired of genocide (two world wars, Nazism, Stalinism, centuries of nationalist and ethnic strife, millennia of persecution of Jews), moved past suicide (plunging birth rates, creeping Eurabianism), and gone straight to kindercide:

A Judiciary Committee has rejected calls for extra hearings before sending Belgium’s Child Euthanasia Bill for a final parliamentary vote. The decision clears the way for it to be passed to the lower house for consideration and a vote sometime before May…

Unlike the Netherlands which allows euthanasia for children over 12, Belgium is set to become the first nation in the world to lift all age restrictions.

Hey kids, wait your turn (to die):

Thousands of patients are being denied potentially life-saving drugs even after they have been approved for NHS use, according to a study.
It reveals huge disparities in the numbers of patients given access to new drugs, with some areas prescribing them up to 29 times as much as others.

The figures come from a report looking at the use of drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), the NHS rationing body.

Nice has been strongly criticised for unfairly blocking drugs it deems poor value for money, even when it is the last hope for cancer sufferers.

But latest figures for 2012 show that even when it approves drugs as cost-effective, and issues positive guidance to the NHS, patients are often failing to get them.

Stephen Whitehead, chief executive of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, said: ‘The report is a stark reminder that where you live in England still has an impact on your access to new NICE-approved medicines, which clearly needs to be addressed urgently by the NHS.’

Don’t feel so superior, America. The only difference between Britain’s death panels and yours is their user-friendly name (NICE). All the rest is coming soon enough. The Left will see to that (and to you too).

PS: Aggie and I live in the protective liberal shadow of Massachusetts. We’ll get all the drugs we ever need, thank you very much. As long as we keep our noses clean, that is. The rest of youse can curl up in the fetal position and die.

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Czechs Feel Betrayed By The Palestinian Terrorists

Disappointing, isn’t it?

Czech officials in the Suchdol district of Prague, where the Palestinian embassy stands, has requested the embassy move to another location on Friday, AFP reported. Officials say they feel betrayed by the findings inside the embassy following the death of the Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal on Jan 1 in his home in Prague.

“We asked the Czech foreign ministry for the embassy to be moved out of our district,” Petr Hejl, senior councilor of Prague’s Suchdol district told AFP.

Related:
Weapons found at Palestinian mission in Prague
“The district feels betrayed by the behavior of diplomats who kept weapons and explosives at the embassy, violating Czech and international law,” he added.

“We understand the fears of Suchdol residents,” Czech foreign ministry spokeswoman Johana Gohova told AFP Friday. The ministry would “look into it,” she added.

Earlier in the week, Prague police chief Martin Vondrasek told Czech Radio that investigators had found weapons at the mission that were not registered with local authorities. He did not reveal the quantity and type.

The Czech foreign ministry said it was concerned by the discovery. It said diplomats’ weapons were subject to local laws on arms, which require registration and licensing.

“The ministry is concerned that among evidence… were weapons not registered in the Czech Republic,” the ministry said in a statement.

“In such case, the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations may have been breached and we will demand an explanation,” it added, referring to the international rules that govern the activities of diplomats and embassies.

They aren’t very nice, are they? Imagine if a crowded coffee shot in the Czech Republic mysteriously exploded? Or a bus? That would be quite the bummer. But that is the kind of stuff that Israeli put up with in a big way for a number of years, while our government, our State Department, and the EU urged that they “show restraint”. So maybe you should let them keep their weapons, kiss and make-up?

- Aggie

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Why Did the Frenchman Cross the Mediterranean?

To get to the other side, silly:

Immigration from France and other Western European countries was up dramatically in 2013, but immigration from the US was down, according to figures released Sunday by the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Some 19,200 Jews made aliyah (the Hebrew term for immigrating to Israel) in 2013, a slight rise over the 18,940 who immigrated in 2012, the organization said.

France saw 3,120 Jews leave for Israel, marking a huge 63% increase over the 1,916 who came in 2012. The increase is believed to reflect a well-documented swelling of anti-Semitic incidents in the country.

The phenomenon was not limited to France. Western Europe as a whole saw a 35% increase in aliyah in 2013, driven by a 46% increase from Belgium and a 57% increase from the Netherlands. A poll released in November indicated that a full 75% of self-identifying Jews in Western European countries have considered emigrating because of anti-Semitism.

Many thousands of new immigrants, the agency said, are “professionals and graduates of academic programs” and in 2013, more than 700 doctors and healthcare professionals choose to make their home in Israel.

“This is an era of aliyah by choice, rather than aliyah of rescue,” Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said, noting that the new immigrants’ choice “to establish their lives in Israel is a concrete expression of Israel’s centrality to Jewish life and to Jews around the world,” and that work must continue to “strengthen the young generation’s Jewish identity and deepen their connections to Israel.”

Aliyah by choice, rather than aliyah of rescue—that’s the history of modern Israel.

Now, where will all those new Israelis live? (See below.)

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Romania Is Shocked! To Discover Antisemitic Television Programming

During the Holocaust, Romania was one of the most antisemitic nations in Europe. Even the Nazis were shocked by the enjoyment that population displayed at the torture and murder of Jewish citizens. So, although the government claims to be “shocked”, we at BTL are not.

Song includes lyric: “This is what the kike is good for, to make kike smoke through the chimney on the street.”

A Romanian public broadcaster distanced itself from a Christmas carol celebrating the Holocaust that aired on the new channel.

TVR3 Verde, a television channel for rural communities, presented the carol on December 5 during its maiden transmission.

Sung by the Dor Transilvan ensemble, it featured the lyrics: “The kikes, damn kikes, Holy God would not leave the kike alive, neither in heaven nor on earth, only in the chimney as smoke, this is what the kike is good for, to make kike smoke through the chimney on the street.”

In a statement Tuesday, TVR3 said it did not select the carol but only broadcast songs that were chosen and compiled by the Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture, which belongs to the eastern county of Cluj.

TVR considers the selection “an uninspired choice and therefore notified the Cluj County Council of this,” the broadcaster’s statement read.

MCA Romania, a local watchdog on anti-Semitism, has written to Romanian President Traian Basecu and to Prime Minister Victor Viorel Ponta, to complain about the broadcast.

“We are shocked to see that the Romanian Public Television Channel 3 broadcast an anti-Semitic Christmas carol,” Maximillian Marco Katz and Marius Draghici of MCA Romania wrote in the letter. “It is outrageous that none in the audience took a stance against the anti-Semitic Christian carol that incites to burn the Jews.”

They added it was “absolutely unacceptable that TVR 3 tried to deny responsibility” by claiming it was the responsibility of Cluj County.

Here is the video. Cute little monsters, aren’t they?


They are members of the EU. Big surprise.

- Aggie

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G’Day, Mate!

Put another Jew on the barbie:

The mayor of the Austrian town of Gföhl said on Tuesday in city council meeting that journalists who reported on asylum seekers should be hanged like the Jews.

The Austrian news outlet Heute.at reported on Wednesday that Gföhl’s mayor Karl Simlinger expressed fury about asylum applicants who would be lodged in a planned complex.

“I don’t give a shit about asylum seekers, but the journalists are to be blamed. They should be hanged; they are like the Jews.”

Oh, Austria! That explains it. I’m surprised anyone even noticed. Though this is pretty messed up, even for them.

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