Thought for the day

"One good thing about being a Muslim woman is you never have to worry about having a bad hair day!" -- Claire Rivero
"And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite." -- Oscar Wilde
"Heaven is purpose and principle. Purgatory is paper and procedure. Hell is rules and regulation." -- Dee Hock

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It is increasingly clear that the European people are not willing to follow the policy of automatic alignment with NATO planned by their political leaders. Amid the wave of protests spreading across the continent, Germany has been the scenario of recent unrest against high gas prices, arms supply to Kiev and the risks posed by the energy security crisis. More than that, German internet users have organized to make virtual protests against NATO due to the evident American participation in a sabotage operation against the Nord Stream’s gas pipelines.

Chancellor Scholz praises the 200 billion package for the gas price brake as a double boom RT DE MikeRivero Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:58

The traffic light coalition has agreed on a gas price brake. When presenting the new “defense shield” against high energy prices, the chancellor called the federal government’s initiative a “double boom”.

Germans Panic-Buy Electric Heaters As Authorities Warn Of Winter Gas Shortage MikeRivero Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:46

German authorities have issued another dire warning about a possible shortage of natural gas over the winter, with fears that German households might be left in the cold, driving sales of electric heaters to soar in a spree of panic shopping.

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck told Deutschlandfunk radio on Sept. 30 that the country is in an “extremely tense situation” when it comes to energy supply.

Webmaster addition: The problem is that those small portable heaters are not very efficient, meaning more electricity will be used to keep people warm.

Hans Hildenbrand: The German front in rare color photos, 1914-1918 libraryhist Mon, 10/03/2022 - 16:11

These incredible color photographs of the German battlefield were taken by Hans Hildenbrand during World War I, 1914-1918. Although color photography has existed since at least 1879, it did not become popular until several decades later. Most of the photos taken during World War I were black and white, giving the conflict a stark beauty that dominates our visual memory of the war.

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 former Pentagon advisor says the most likely culprits behind the Nord Stream pipeline blasts are the United States and Britain, and that the attack was carried out to prevent Germany from bailing on the war in Ukraine.

Retired US Army colonel Douglas Macgregor made the comments during an appearance on the Judging Freedom podcast.

Germany’s permanent representative to NATO has explained that the US-led bloc is not obliged to offer direct military assistance to Ukraine. Ruediger Koenig added that its members want to avoid a major war.

He was speaking to Dein Spiegel, the youth version of Der Spiegel magazine, which published the interview on Saturday.

The Ukraine conflict dominated much of the article, with Koenig describing Russia’s decision to launch its offensive against its neighbor in late February as a watershed event.

Poland´s foreign minister on Monday signed an official note to Germany requesting the payment of some $1.3 trillion in reparations for the damage incurred by occupying Nazi Germans during World War II.

Zbigniew Rau said the note will be handed to Germany´s Foreign Ministry. The signing comes on the eve of Rau´s meeting in Warsaw with Germany Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who is to attend a security conference.

ANTHONY BLINKENS TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY AINT GOOD NEWS FOR GERMANY AND THE UNITED KINGDOM MikeRivero Mon, 10/03/2022 - 08:00

If Europe is laboring under the mistaken belief that they can trust Joe Biden and his clown car of advisors to act in their best interest, think again. The sabotage of the Nordstream natural gas pipeline will directly benefit the United States, more so than any other country, and leave Europe literally in the cold.

Secretary of State Blinken tried to put lipstick on this pig:

With winter approaching, Blinken said that the US wants the bloc to use less fuel.