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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Aan zoetekoekskesdoosje 1.

om in stemming te blijven voor volgende post.
(klik op muziekblad voor groter versie)
Carl Czerny.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A late card...

The Top of the Pops or London lessons 4.

Dark or Light?

The Top of the Pops or London lessons 3.

"...While he was alive, witnesses, including doctors and skeptics, concluded he possessed some inexplicable power over the Tsarevich and his deadly episodes of bleeding. This mysterious ability to heal her son was enough to convince Aleksandra that Rasputin, whatever people said of him, must have been sent by God..."

The Top of the Pops or London lessons 2.(click!)

Pythia sitting on the Delphic Tripod - Cauldron and a priest

The Top of the Pops or London lessons 1.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Meer maritiem.

Plan voor schoolgaande Alty.
Toen opstels voor zussen, nu zeekaarten voor zus haar dochtertje.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Oostende 1936

Jongetje met maritiem hemdje is Philip Perl.
Heb zijn grafsteen te Londen ontworpen...

Zoon Benny uit Atlanta is echt grootvader's evenbeeld. Twee druppels. Vreemd en mooi.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Wat doe jij hier?
Verder een goed jaar toegewenst!

שנה טובה

Saturday, September 09, 2006


Blair: Western leaders see the danger of Islamic extremism, but our public still does not.

Western leaders are increasingly aware of the global nature of the struggle against Islamic extremism led by Iran, but within Western public opinion "there is a big battle to be won."

This somber assessment was offered here Sunday by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in an interview with Haaretz. The British leader, who just recently announced his intention to step down within a year, acknowledged that his own domestic political difficulties were closely tied with this "ideological battle" for British and Western hearts and minds.

Because I think amongst the leaders in Europe I think it is clear. Amongst the people in Europe and Western opinion there is a big battle to be won. I mean, I'm being just honest about this. And I think there is a desire not to face the fact that we are fighting a global struggle. There are all sorts of issues to do with America and whether people want to be associated with America. And I think there is sometimes a naivete about organizations like Hezbollah and the activities of Iran. I'm just being frank. I think there is a battle, and it is important that we take our case out and win that battle.

And one part of winning the battle is making the case as to why Israel is entitled to its security.

How can Israel fend off the erosion of its legitimacy, the proposed indictments of Israeli officers... academic boycott in Europe and in UK in particular?
The thing is: to give people a real sense of strategic clarity about the threat that we face. We may not succeed, but we should always strive.

With the recent arrests of suspected terrorists in the UK. These are people who grew up in the UK, in the welfare state, with no experience of any form of oppression or occupation. Did you ask yourselves what went wrong, what you did wrong?
Well, they become like that. It's not necessarily what have we done wrong, because part of the problem of what you have in Western opinion is that Western opinion always wants to believe that it's our fault and these people want to have a sort of, you know, grievance culture that they visit upon us and say it's our fault. And so we have a young British- born man of Pakistani origin sitting in front of a television screen saying I will go and kill innocent people because of the oppression of Muslims, when he has been brought up in a country that has given him complete religious freedom and full democratic rights and actually a very good job and standard of living. Now, that warped mind has grown out of a global movement based on a perversion of Islam which we have to confront, and we have to confront it globally.

And as I said recently in my L.A. speech, the first way to win a battle is to realize you're in a battle. That's part of the trouble: We don't yet really understand this is a global movement and it requires a global strategy to beat it.

Yeah, but you know in the end sometimes it takes people a long time to wake up. And sometimes these struggles go over a whole generation, almost. It's less important what my position is - but as you say rightly, I expect it indicates that we've got a big job to do.

Regarding Iran, do you agree with the comparisons to the 1930s that we often read about?
When you have the President of a country as powerful as Iran say those things, it may be very foolish of us to assume he doesn't mean them. And when he's also trying to acquire a nuclear weapon, then I think the warning signs are pretty clear... I think for a president of a country to say they want to wipe another country off the face of the earth and at the same time he's trying to acquire a nuclear weapons capability - if we don't get worried about that, future historians will raise a few questions about us and about our judgment.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Monet, the end of summer 2.

Uit de kast.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Monet, the end of summer.

Politically correct.

Wij vallen niet meer voor vergulde "vrede"lievende woordjes..
Zeker niet voor passiepreken.
Met gezond boerenverstand letten we liever op onze ganzen.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Islamofascists Final Solution

By Alan M. Dershowitz

The uniqueness of the Holocaust was not the Nazi's determination to kill the Jews of Germany and even of neighboring Poland. Other genocides, such as those by the Cambodians and the Turks, sought to rid particular areas of so called undesirables by killing them. The utter uniqueness of the Holocaust was the Nazi plan to "ingather" all the Jews of the world to the death camp and end the Jewish "race" forever.

It almost succeeded. The Nazis ingathered tens of thousands of Jews (including babies, women, the elderly) from far flung corners of the world--from the Island of Rhodes from Salonika and from other obscure locations -- in order to gas them at Auschwitz and at other death camps.

The official leader of the Palestinian Muslims, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, collaborated in the Nazi genocide, declaring that he sought to "solve the problems of the Jewish element in Palestine and other Arab countries" by employing "the same method" being used "in the Axis countries". Husseini, who spent the war years in Berlin and was later declared a Nazi war criminal at Nuremberg, wrote the following in his memoirs:

Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine and the Arab world. I asked Hitler for an explicit undertaking to allow us to solve the Jewish problem in a manner befitting our national and racial aspirations and according to the scientific methods innovated by Germany in the handling of its Jews. The answer I got was: "The Jews are yours."

Husseini planned a death camp for Jews modeled on Auschwitz, to be located in Nablus. He broadcast on Nazi Radio, calling for genocide against all the world's Jews: "kill the Jews wherever you find them--this pleases God, history, and religion." Professor Edward Said has acknowledged that this Nazi collaborator and genocidal anti-Semite "represented the Palestinian Arab consensus" and was "the voice of the Palestinian people." Yasser Arafat referred to Husseini as "our hero."

Never before or since in world history has a tyrannical regime sought to murder all of the members of a particular racial, religious, ethnic or cultural group, regardless of where they live--not until now. Hezbollah's aim is not to "end the occupation of Palestine," or even to "liberate all of Palestine." Its goal is to kill the world's Jews. Listen to the words of its leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah: "If Jews all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide." (NY Times, May 23, 2004, p. 15, section 2, column 1.) Nasrallah is one of the most admired men in the Muslim and Arab world today. Hitler made similar threats in Mein Kampf but they were largely ignored. Nasrallah has a reputation for keeping his promises.

His genocidal goals--to kill all Jews--were proven by two recent statements. He has warned the Arabs and Muslims to leave Haifa so that his rockets can kill only Jews. And he apologized for causing the deaths of three Israeli-Arabs in Nazareth, when a Katuysha struck that religiously mixed Israeli city. Hezbollah also worked hand-in-hand with Argentine neo-Nazis to blow up a Jewish community center, murdering dozens of Jews.

Nasrallah is a modern day Hitler, who currently lacks the capacity to carry out his genocide. But he is an ally of Iran, which will soon have the capacity to kill Israeli's five million Jews. Listen to what the former President of Iran has said about how Iran would use its nuclear weapons:

Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former president of Iran, has threatened Israel with nuclear destruction, boasting that an attack would kill as many as five million Jews. Rafsanjani estimated that even if Israel retaliated by dropping its own nuclear bombs, Iran would probably lose only fifteen million people, which he said would be a small "sacrifice" from among the billion Muslims in the world.

Now listen to the current President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who denies the Nazi Holocaust, but calls for a modern Holocaust that would "wipe Israel off the map."

Despite these anti-Semitic and genocidal threats, some of the hard left admire Nasrallah and his bigoted organization, as well as Iran and its anti-Semitic president. Others do not seem to take his threats seriously.

The Iran-Hezbollah axis is the greatest threat to world peace, to Jewish survival, to Western values, and to civilization. Those who support Hezbollah, and even those who refuse to fight against this evil, are on the wrong side of history. They are collaborators with Islamofascists -- today's version of Nazism.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

I wouldn't

There's a mouse house
In the hall wall
With a small door
By the hall floor
Where the fat cat
Sits all day
Sits that way
All day
Just to say,
"Come out and play"
To the nice mice
In the hall wall
With the small door
By the hall floor.
And do they
Come out and play?
When the fat cat
Asks them to?

Well, would you?

Waarom Noord-Afrika?

Wat is 'Steaming' eigenlijk?

Ingrid Van Welzenis (KULeuven): «'Steaming' is geen nieuw probleem, alleen een nieuwe naam voor iets wat vroeger 'afpersing met geweld' heette. Het Strafwetboek gebruikt nog altijd deze term. Steaming is een vorm van geweld die een groep personen - meestal - over een individuele persoon uitoefent. Gewoonlijk zijn zowel de daders als de slachtoffers jongeren, vooral jongens. We gebruiken de term eigenlijk niet voor volwassenen. Het is een vorm van afpersen: een individu afdreigen, vernederen of intimideren totdat hij geld of een goed afgeeft.»

Bij steaming in de meest enge zin gaat een groepje rond een persoon staan en maakt hem zo bang dat hij akkoord gaat met wat ze van hem eisen. De groep stoomt hem als het ware klaar of gaar om iets te doen. Als hij zich medeschuldig maakt, bijvoorbeeld een winkeldiefstal pleegt om zijn afpersers te kunnen geven waar ze om vragen, is het moeilijk voor hem om er met volwassenen over te spreken.

Volgens de slachtoffers zijn er per groep van steamers meestal drie à vier daders. Nagenoeg alleen mannen, tussen 8 en 35 jaar, minstens de helft minderjarig. Hun aantal per groep wordt gemiddeld iets groter. Ze zijn te voet, vrijwel nooit met (brom)fiets of wagen. Bijna nooit toont de dader een wapen (mes, knuppel, traangas) of maakt hij er gebruik van. Er is altijd verbale interactie tussen daders en slachtoffer(s) en meestal dreigen de daders met geweld. In één op twee gevallen gaan ze ook effectief tot fysiek geweld over. In één op vier gevallen doet één dader dat, in één op vier verschillende daders. In 93 procent van de gevallen kennen dader en slachtoffer elkaar vooraf niet, in 7 procent wel.

De Vlaamse slachtoffers die zich hierover uitspreken zeggen in twee op drie gevallen dat de daders van Noord-Afrikaanse origine zijn. Waalse slachtoffers getuigen meer van groepen van daders met een lichte huidskleur. In Wallonië is er vaker meer geweld en zijn meer meisjes slachtoffer.

Steaming gebeurt op een openbare plaats: 94 procent op straat, verder op speelplaatsen en pleinen, in parken, in het openbaar vervoer. De daders maken zich schuldig aan afpersen of diefstal met geweld. Hun gewelddadig gedrag is niet altijd bedoeld om iets buit te maken, soms om woede te uiten of als kick. In 92 gevallen op 100 maken ze iets buit: geld of portefeuilles (46 procent), geld en sigaretten of sieraden (21 procent), tassen (17 procent). De waarde van het afgeperste geld of goed en het geweld nemen toe. De leeftijd van de slachtoffers neemt af. Een kwart van de steamings gebeurt na de schooluren (tussen vier en acht), een kwart tussen acht uur 's avonds en middernacht. In niet meer dan 14 procent van de bij de politie geregistreerde steamings zijn er getuigen.