Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My fiend 'James Tyler' has sent me another screed - this one on how Mr Putin is going to deal with all the drugs which the CIA has been sending to Russia so as to undermine the place. If you're really interested, I guess a search using putin and drugs would work.

The Spanish President has met with the the President of the European Commission to talk about the forecast deficit for 2012 and to beg for some relaxation in the Brussels-imposed figure of 4.4% of GDP. But he had no joy, despite insisting it's unachievable. Brussels wants details of both last year's failure to hit the 6% target and also of Spain's budget for 2012. Presumably the technocrats want to know where they can demand more austerity.

In Ireland, in a move which has sent shock waves through the EU, the people are going to be given a say on whether their government becomes an official satrapy of Brussels or not. This means "there is a possibility of a real political blow against the disastrous and undemocratic policies that have been pursued since the crisis began. A Yes vote means the continuation of the nightmare. A No vote would be a blow in favour of all the victims of austerity and for all democrats across Europe. If Irish voters do reject the treaty, they will be performing a great service to the population of Europe. It could mark a turning point in the EU and beyond, pulling the brake on the austerity express before it hits the buffers."

Meanwhile, the European Central Bank is again lending money to EU banks at 1% so they can buy sovereign bonds paying them 3%. This looks like a backdoor way of doing the 'quantitative easing' (i. e. printing of money) that the Germans don't like and won't countenance because it's inflationary. So nobody tell them, OK?

Finally . . . Did you know that Google's 'Page Ranking' gets its name from co-founder Larry Page and not from what you thought it did? Honest.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spain's 2011 deficit turns out to have been 8.5% of GDP, against the forecast/promise of the (devil-may-care?) outgoing government of 6%. The number is higher than Brussels was expecting and will make it even harder for the new PP government to reduce 2012's deficit to something near the Brussels-dictated figure of 4.4%. Without growth (Ha Ha), it can only mean higher taxes and additional public spending cuts. Not exactly a recipe for growth. But the taskmaster is not answerable to the Spanish public - or, indeed, to anyone - and so the pressure will be severe. Especially if Spain has a cap in her hands.

Having lived in Iran for 3 years, I like to think I don't regard either the country or its people in the way most commentators seem to. So I was pleased to read this article in The Independent today. And I had no difficulty in agreeing with the observations of the writer. Who also thinks we are sleepwalking towards "a futile war". As she wrote, "The comments yesterday of Israelis who saw A Separation and told an AP reporter they were surprised that Iranians had fridges and washing machines were saddening, and revealing." So, let's hope the Oscar-winning film A Separation really does do some good.

I enjoyed a BBC podcast today in which Britain's Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, politely crossed swords with Britain's most famous atheist, Richard Dawkins. Talking about the origins of life, the Rabbi said he had no problem with the theory of evolution but, of course, saw this as having been triggered by God, who then left it to proceed at its own pace without any interference from him. Sack's image, he said, was one of God the Celestial Gardener. Which prompted my image of God sitting in a deck chair twiddling his thumbs (assuming he has them) for several billion years while his garden just grew and grew.

Which reminds me . . . Reportedly 40% of the population of the USA believe the world is only 6,000 years old. Which helps to explain, I guess, why you have to 'do God' if you want to stand for President. Or, at the extreme, be a Mormon. Even if some Christians don't regard Mormons as their Christian brethren.

Finally . . . Yesterday, my friend Alfie Mittington's blog dealt with epitaphs. This put me in mind of a song I once heard about a cowboy famed for his large footwear. It was called Big Boots Don and was sung, as you may have guessed, to the tune of Big Bad John - performed here by Johnny Cash. Anyway, the relevant verse is the last one, which went like this:-

They buried Big Don day after he died
His boots, they were laid right close by his side
And this they wrote on the tomb of Big John
"Here lie three soles for the price of one"

Here's the email address of the writer, if you want to send him your appreciation of his ditty.

Monday, February 27, 2012

My friend Dwight has sent me a Voz de Galicia report about the region's newest export - corpses. From famine to feast apparently and surplus cadavers are being sold to medical institutions down in Valencia. As to why there's now an excess of ex-people, there are two reasons proffered - firstly, religious beliefs are not what they were, and, secondly, in straitened times not everyone can afford the 2,000 euros average cost of a burial. I'm left wondering how the price of a corpse is determined and what factors impact on the issue. Age? Sex? Looks? I suppose I should have used 'gender' there, to avoid even the remotest possibility of a misunderstanding.

Staying with the macabre, my old friend Mike has sent me this rare footage of Hitler (or is it Charlie Chaplin?) singing in front of a large audience of adoring fans. This is obviously before he made his calamitous career change to megalomaniac. Though he did keep the nifty little moustache that was his hallmark when he was a Music Hall act.

Well, Judge Báltasar Garzón was finally cleared by Spain's Supreme Court on Monday of overstepping his authority in initiating an investigation into crimes committed during the Franco era. This is just more cold comfort, as he's already been debarred from the Bench for 11 years. But at least he's appealing against this.

The market for downloadable smartphone apps has been described as "an unregulated Wild West", with many of them amounting to little more than a front for gaining access to your personal data. Which is then sold to advertisers. This spying can include reading your phone's text messages. Apparently, 70% of us don't read the Terms and Conditions under which we agree to this being done. Frankly, I'm surprised it isn't 100%. I certainly never read them but, in this case, I wouldn't have the chance, being the proud owner of a dumbphone that can't handle apps.

Finally . . . A UK coach company advertised - 'tongue in cheek' - a tour of the M25. For those who don't know, this is London's many-laned, much-jammed ring road - regarded by many as the 10th circle of hell. Astonishingly, the tour was over-subscribed, presumably by some of the saddest people on the planet. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Spanish king's son-in-law - Iñaki Urdangarin - spent a second day in court today. He blamed his partner, claimed his wife knew nothing and answered most questions with "I don't remember". So much so that the weary judge suggested he might as well not have bothered to come.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard believes the Spanish government will revolt against the sort of treatment meted out to Greece. And that she won't be alone in looking to act in her national interest. Indeed, he ends this article with the strong assertion:- My guess is that Germany's refusal to countenance any form of EU subsidies, debt-pooling, or fiscal union - other than policing the budgets of captive states - has definitively broken the EMU spell. Latin nations increasingly regard talk of solidarity as humbug. It has been a nasty shock. The era of national economic rearmament in Europe has begun.

Having watched three international rugby games this weekend, I've arrived at the conclusion that one's enjoyment as a spectator would be markedly increased if they abolished all the rules I don't understand. Which is pretty much all of them, in fact.

Switching to football, it's hard to see any other team than Barcelona winning the Champions' League. Though maybe Real Madrid could break the recent pattern and beat Barca when it really counts.

The good news is that FIFA is crawling towards acceptance of goal-line technology, at least ten years after they should have done.

Finally . . . Something happened to last night's post on its way to the printers. You might like to scroll down, if you haven't already seen it.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Here's one for Alfie, perhaps. If there's an English translation of the Koran which is criticised by Muslim clerics as being distorted and misleading, is it still a death-deserving offence to burn it? Or even just pulp it?

My lovely (and talented) South African fellow-blogger, Azra, yesterday asked me whether Spain would follow Greece. Well, here's the opinion of a commentator much more qualified than I am.

Finally . . . The Spanish King's son-in-law has made his initial appearance in court, charged with corruptly diverting government funds to his own companies and thence to offshore bank accounts. To get there he had to run the gamut of jeering, egg-throwing protesters. Which I don't recall ever happening to politicians accused of much greater skulduggery. But, anyway, here's what The Guardian had to say about him:- The sight of the king's son-in-law apparently cashing in on his royal connections has been shocking enough for Spaniards, but the idea that he also allegedly defrauded the exchequer and illegally pocketed public funds has dealt an even greater blow to the monarchy as ordinary Spaniards struggle with 23% unemployment, harsh austerity measures and the prospect of falling back into recession.

Friday, February 24, 2012

I see Manchester United are to play the Basque team Athletic Bilbao in the next round of the Europa League, the poor man's Champions' League. You will, of course, know that "Athletic" is not a Spanish word; it really should be 'Atlético', as in Atlético Madrid. The origins of "Athletic" lie in the creation of the team back in 1898, when there were lots of Brits working in Basque shipyards and mines. And playing football. The second British connection is that the team's kit of red and white stripes is a copy of Southampton's. There's more guff about the team here, if you're interested.

Yet more corruption down in Valencia. Where several officials have been arrested for embezzling funds that should have gone as aid to the poor in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Those collared include the head of the regional overseas aid office and the deputy secretary of Valencia's health department. No numbers have been cited but my guess is they'll run to millions. These guys don't do anything by half.

Click here for the facts behind this intro:- Germany's ruling parties are to introduce a resolution in parliament blocking any further boost to the EU’s bail-out machinery, vastly complicating Greece’s rescue package and risking a major clash with the International Monetary Fund.
The Economist this week opines that:- A hopeful prognosis makes sense only if leaders use a moment of relief to push through structural reforms, remove barriers to the single market, enhance the firewall against contagion and move towards greater fiscal union. One lesson of this week is that, faced with market meltdown, politicians from both debtors and creditors will compromise. But another is that the euro crisis is still far from being resolved for good. Tellingly, it looks like the enhancement of the firewall is something that German politicians are unhappy about. And they're paying the piper.
Friday comes around quickly and here's Alfie Mittington with a pithy fishy recipe.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Well, the euro-euphoria over the Greek deal didn't last long. The IMF is making demands in respect of the eurozone 'financial firewall' that are unacceptable to Germany and threatening to scupper the deal if they're not met. More here.

As expected. Brussels has rejected Spain's request for a softer deficit target for this year. Worse, it has asked for (demanded?) an explanation as to why last year's deficit of 8% was so far off the target of 6%. That said, the target will be reviewed after the publication of the government's budget at the end of March.

Still on economics - The EU has issued its latest growth (or decline) forecasts for its 27 members. As expected, Spain's projection for 2012 has been reduced by one percentage point. Which won't help in the achievement of the 4.4% deficit. Or whatever this is agreed to be in April.

Three sites that will be of interest to Spain-watchers:-

- Police brutality in Valencia - Guy Hedgecoe's take.

- The PP party's labour reforms.

- A very Spanish protest against capitalism from my fellow-blogger Graeme at South of Watford.

In England, times of difficulty always bring stories of copper and lead disappearing from church roofs. Fighting back, many of these are to be fitted with special movement sensors which will trigger a booming voice telling thieves they've been detected and security guards are on the way. I like the fact these are known as 'Voice of God alarms'.

I was reminded today of something I heard recently - possibly from Alfie Mittington - viz. that Austria's main achievement of the last century was to convince the world that Beethoven was Austrian, when he was German; and that Hitler was German, when he was Austrian. Which may well be a hoary old (German?) joke.

Finally . . . I invented a new dish today. As with the last one - Krispy Kipper - it resulted from mis-use of the microwave . . . After Tuesday night's pancakes, I left enough mix in the fridge for one lunchtime pancake on Wednesday. And then forgot about it until today. I'd also left enough molten butter for greasing the pan but this had congealed. So I put it in the microwave and took it out once it began to 'spark'. I then decided to do the same for the pancake mix, only to find that it had cooked itself, leaving a pathetically small offering at the bottom of the bowl. But, as I'm member of the Waste Not generation, I threw a bit of sugar on it, squeezed some lemon on it and ate it. What I thought of it you can probably tell from the name of my new dish - Crap Crêpes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Greece: So far, I've yet to find anyone who differs with the view that the deal has done nothing but buy time and exhaust the participants. Postponing the day of reckoning in the process. No one seems to think the Greek government will be able (even assuming it's willing) to deliver much of what it's promised. So, a crisis postponed, rather than resolved. It would be negligent in the extreme if the EU's politicians and bureaucrats didn't have a Plan B for next time Greece comes begging. But who can be confident of this? And will it mean an orderly exit (the Grexit) from the eurozone? Of course, the real question is - Who's next? The betting seems to be on Portugal. Followed by Italy, Ireland and Spain. With Germany being willing to do almost anything to keep them in the EU and the eurozone. Unless, of course, the German people are asked. Which they probably won't be.

Some feel that Greece won't get anywhere - except further down the plughole - on her own and that she merits something akin to the Marshall Plan. I'm betting this isn't Plan B and that it'll never happen. If only because there'd immediately be a long list of additional mendicants. No, as of now Greece is a pariah state and sometime within the next year or so will become the first ex-eurozone state. But probably not the last.

Sensing scope for an easy ride, Madrid has said Spain won't be able to achieve a deficit of 4.4% this year (after 8.8% last year) and will be asking Brussels to accept a figure in excess of 5%. Meanwhile, the European Commission will publish its latest forecasts for Spanish growth tomorrow. They're widely expected to be lower that last autumn's.

But it's not all bad news; Spain's exports continue to grow at a healthy lick. In 2011, they were 15.4% up on the previous year.

And 72% of French people surveyed recently said they 'love' Spain. Followed by Germany (63%), the USA (62%), Japan (53%) and Brazil (52%). I'm not sure the UK even made the list. From the opposite standpoint, 47% of Spaniards said they'd like to live in France and 48% said they'd like to work there. Interestingly, while 68% of Spaniards felt that France was a leader in fashion, only 60% thought it a leader in international cuisine,

Rabbits are proving something of a nuisance on the AVE high-speed train tracks near Valencia. So a company called ADIF has spent half a million euros(!) hunting them down, "using ferrets as bait". I can easily believe they used ferrets but "as bait"??? Can anyone imagine a rabbit approaching a ferret?

Having started this post with a disaster, I'll end on the same theme . . . Are we sleep-walking towards a war with Iran? God/Allah forbid. But that's the only possible reading of the runes right now. What a dreadful thought. But at least it will take Greece off the front pages.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Life being what it is these days, I wasn't too surprised to learn there's an app for your smartphone called OK Kosher Food Guide. Having been developed by The Orthodox Union, I guess it doesn't work between sunset on Friday night and sunset on Saturday night.

But I was surprised to read there are now 900,000 webcam performers on the net, prepared to give you a personal porn show. I wonder who counted them. And how long it took.

I see that one of the British cyclists who won gold medals in the recent world championships in London has the surname Varnish. Which wouldn't be a bad attribute for that sport.

Here's a song which the black community of America favoured after the epoch-changing fight I mentioned last night. It's sung to the tune of Amazing Grace, if you want to give it a go.

Amaze an' Grace, how sweet it sounds,
Jack Johnson knocked Jim Jeffries down.
Jim Jeffries jumped up an' hit Jack on the chin,
An' then Jack knocked him down again.

The Yankees hold the play,
The white man pulls the trigger;
But it makes no difference what the white man says,
The world champion's still a nigger.

So, the Greeks will get their 123 or 223 billion euros, depending on whether you read The Times or The Guardian. And everything's gonna be alright. At least for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, you might want to ponder which euro notes you'll keep and which you'll get shut of. Check the letter in front of the serial numbers:-
Group 1
X - Germany
N - Austria
P - Holland
L - Finland
U- France
Z - Belgium (still without a government but doing fine)
Group 2
F - Malta
G - Cyprus
M - Portugal
S - Italy
T - Ireland
Group 3
Y - Greece

There's been some very rough treatment of protesting students by the Valencian police. The relevant minister in Madrid has admitted this, for which he was accused of cowardice and having a 'poor moral attitude' by the secretary general of the Unified Police Trade Union. Who added that the "confrontational atmosphere with the police is down to a few anti-establishment radicals, skinheads or modern redskins". Modern redskins. What the hell are they? And is this a racist comment?

Finally, If you're interested in Spanish football, click here. And if Spanish films are your bag, click here. And here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

At some point last year, the murder total in Detroit was 238. Just a few hundred yards across the river, the Canadian city of Windsor had a total of nil. Asked what he thought was the main cause of Detroit's horrendous statistic, the police chief replied -"Too many illegal guns." Presumably, then, the number of legal guns was optimal.

Talking of murders . . . At the ARCO art fair in Madrid, a statue of General Franco in a fridge naturally monopolised attention. Believe it or believe it not, there is in Spain a National Francisco Franco Foundation. Imagine one for Hitler. Or even Mussolini. Anyway, said foundation professed itself "deeply offended" by the work, adding that it was going to sue the artist. Without any sense of irony, they labelled the statue "an offence that no modern civilisation can tolerate,” and added that it “generates hate.” More on this here.

Back to America . . . On Independence Day 1910, a heavyweight boxing match took place between the world champion, who was black, and the ex world champion, who was white. The latter had been persuaded by a huge purse to do what he'd always previously refused to do and fight a black man. A vast crowd of white men attended to see the black man get whupped and the pre-match rabble-rousing included the national anthem and a song entitled "All coons look alike to me". The fight was scheduled for 45 rounds (yes, 45) but this particular coon stunned the crowd by knocking out the contender in the fifteenth round. There is footage of a few rounds here and if you look hard enough you can even find the song on the web. Apparently, it sparked a whole new genre of 'Coon' songs. They're probably still singing them down in Oporto.

Take a country in which there is already a certain ambivalence about corruption in the public sector and shovel billions of euros into it. Having lit the blue touchpaper, stand back and wait for the inevitable to happen. As Business Week puts it:- As recently as a decade ago, Spain was considered one of the world’s least-corrupt countries. But over the past 7 years, its ranking has slid from 22nd to 31st place on Transparency International’s annual survey of perceptions of corruption worldwide. . . . Spain became a breeding ground for graft during its 15-year real estate boom, says Manuel Villoria, a political scientist at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. Which explains why corruption trials seem to dominate the media. Even if some of the most obviously guilty are adjudged by juries to be innocent. You or I should be so lucky.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I saw a couple of headlines on the front page of a newspaper the other day. One said that the secret services of both the USA and the UK had failed to trace Charlie Chaplin's birth certificate and there was a possibility he'd been born in France. The second headline said that Hitler had fathered a love child [equals 'bastard'] with a French teenager. So I got to wondering whether Charlie was the son of Adolf and that's why no one could find his birth certificate. The dates are probably wrong but funnier things have happened. Though not many.

The English football team, Manchester City, played a match in Porto/Oporto last week. Two of their players - both black - were treated to a chorus of monkey chants from the home supporters, just as English players were the last time the national team played in Madrid. Simultaneously stretching credulity beyond breaking point and insulting everyone's intelligence, the official line from the management of the Portuguese team was that the chanting was really the name and nickname of two of their players - Hulk and Kun. Hulk, Hulk, Hulk, Kun, Kun, Kun. This might have been fractionally more convincing if Kun had been on the field at the time of the chanting.

Britain today: I received a letter from the National Health Service (NHS) yesterday. On the back of it was a message in fifteen languages (yes, fifteen) advising you to get an English-speaking friend to call a given number if you didn't understand the letter. I had difficulty deciding whether this was ridiculous or impressively multicultural. In the end I went with the latter.

Britain today 2: In the café I patronise, the newspaper I wanted today was in a rack behind the head of one of five women taking tea together. As I excused myself for leaning over her head to get the paper, all five of the women apologised to me. Which I thought a tad excessive.

Finally . . . Some genius has finally re-designed the bulky three-pin British electrical plug. The first change in more than 50 years. Click here for details

Friday, February 17, 2012

A friend sent me this week a pean of praise to the the humble banana. One quality attributed to it is the ability to make one's shoes shine. Well, the skin anyway. Naturally, I've tried this but as yet am unconvinced. Maybe I'm using the wrong side of the skin. It doesn't come with instructions.

Another tip, from another friend - If you have difficulty getting to sleep, repeat in an irregular pattern the sound th. This advice, of course, will be of no use to all those French folk who can't manage this sound.

An item of news you may have missed - Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedoy was this week elected president of Turkmenistan. The general view was that he got the job because, of the eight candidates standing, his was the easiest name to pronounce .

In Villamayor de Santiago, in Castile-La Mancha, the town's traders decided to sell goods in pesetas as a way of improving business. They succeeded beyond their expectations and I read that now my home town of Pontevedra is thinking of giving it a try. I'd find this more appealing if 1. prices were at the year 2000 level (coffee for 100 pesetas, for example), and 2. if I had any pesetas.

Looking along the Biography shelf of the Oxfam bookshop today, I was pleasantly surprised to see a pristine copy of Lavengro, penned by the (in)famous author of The Bible in Spain - George Borrow. At 3.99, a snip.

Finally . . . It being Friday, my cantankerous friend, Alfred B. Mittington has posted his recipe for home-made mayonnaise, whilst contemptuously dismissing the opinions of everyone else on this challenge. Click here for the details. Followed by more details.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

One of my long-standing readers, Moscow, has taken me to task for what he calls my usual cavalier attitude to statistics. This seems to be because I didn't mention the UK in last night's report of attitudes towards corruption in Spain. Well, the prosaic explanation for this is that the UK wasn't mentioned in the (Spanish) report I took the numbers from. So, today I went to the original document and got these percentages for those who saw corruption as a major problem in their country:-

The worst 10
Greece 98
Portugal 98
Cyprus 97
Hungary 96
Romania 96
Bulgaria 95
Slovenia 95
Czechoslovakia 90
Lithuania 88
Spain 88

The best 10
Denmark 19
Netherlands 34
Luxembourg 34
Finland 36
Sweden 43
Germany 57
Poland 67
Belgium 71
UK 71
France 71

As I've always maintained that one is unlikely to be personally affected by corruption in Spain, I wasn't surprised to read that "Despite widespread belief that corruption is a major national problem, the majority of Europeans (67%) disagree that they are personally affected by corruption in their daily lives."

And now for something completely different. Again. In an email headed fuck the English, my friend James Tyler has been kind enough to send me this amusing thesis by someone called Rollin Stearns. It's good to know that my decision to quit the Catholic Church when I was 19 has been vindicated by the geopolitical aims of the Vatican,


For the present, the next stage in the Illuminati's grand strategy will be something few are expecting, or even think possible. The next world-dominating empire is going to be a Europe forged on the basis of a Berlin-Vatican axis.

The Illuminati bankers are planning to pull the plug on America.

To achieve their NWO, they control every nation, every political movement, every social institution. They foment conflict and control both sides. And at any given time, they have a favored side - a chosen vehicle to advance their aims. For the past 200 years that chosen vehicle has been the "Anglosphere" (Great Britain, the US, Canada, etc.).

But that's about to change.

Like a Pony Express rider who uses up one horse and switches to a new one, the Illuminati are about to replace the US.

RECENT PAST

In 1694, the international bankers established the world's first central bank, the Bank of England. London became the financial center of the world. By the 19th century, the British Empire was the greatest empire since Rome.

By the early 20th century, however, Britain was used up. It was nearing bankruptcy, had become degenerate, and could not maintain colonies.

So power was shifted to America. McKinley was replaced by Roosevelt, and the forces of national capital were eclipsed by international capital (known as "Wall Street"). Once the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, the groundwork was in place.

World War II effected the change. And shortly after, the Anglosphere developed an alliance with Israel, a newly formed nation that owed its existence to the Rothschilds.

In the last half of the 20th century, this powerful combine - the Anglosphere and the Israelis - dominated the world. And they achieved great things for the Illuminati bankers.

America led the way in economic and financial globalization. In addition, it garrisoned the planet. It even gave the world a global language (now known as Globish). By 1990, President Bush was able to speak openly of a NWO.

Now, however, America is beginning to fade. It is bankrupt, both financially and morally. Its day is about done. The Illuminati are planning to replace it.

People think China will replace America as the world's next superpower. No doubt China is a rising power. American politicians and "capitalists" deliberately built up China by transferring technology and manufacturing capacity to them.

But even though China has an important role, talk about it replacing America is a deliberate distraction. China is an Asian regional power. It has begun to challenge America in the western Pacific. But it's not ready to project political and military (in addition to economic) power on a global scale - which is the definition of a superpower.

There is one country, however, that has the potential to exercise such power in the near future. A country few people think about in this way: Germany.

THE COMING GERMAN SUPERPOWER

Prior to WW I, the Illuminati bankers built up Germany as a rival to Britain. Their first goal was to create a European civil war that would break up the anti-revolutionary order established at the Congress of Vienna following Napoleon's defeat.

The second goal was to create a NWO to replace it. For this, they needed a League of Nations - the "Parliament of Man" envisioned by Tennyson in "Locksley Hall."

The Great War destroyed the rising German empire, and the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires. More important, it destroyed the Russian empire - bringing the Communists to power - and it brought America out of its "isolation."

The plan failed, though, when America rejected the League of Nations after the war. It was then necessary for the Illuminati to build up Hitler, so that a second European war could finish the job.

Once again, Illuminati machinations brought America into the war, but this time they ensured that America would be integrated into the NWO.

During WW II, the United Nations (UN) was formed. And afterward, America and the Soviets, two Illuminati pawns, were the masters of Europe. Between them, they kept Germany (and the world) divided.

But that day ended as well. By the 1980s, the Soviet empire was in a shambles. In many ways, it was just a heavily armed Third World nation (a fate awaiting America.)

As a result, the Illuminati pulled the plug on the USSR and fast-tracked European unification. Germany was reunited.

Today Germany is the most powerful nation in Europe. For all the talk of China's economic growth, Germany is the world's largest exporter and has a higher trade surplus than China.

FINANCIAL TURMOIL?

The present financial turmoil in Europe is not a disadvantage to Germany. Germany (and the Illuminati) knew when they created the Eurozone that it would lead to a crisis down the road.

You can't yoke the currencies of strong nations like Germany with weak nations like Greece, Ireland, and Portugal, without having economic and political unification.

Germany is using this crisis to bend the other nations of Europe to its will. It will maintain the euro and the Eurozone, but the other nations will have to submit to de facto German control or be forced out. This includes Britain.

And it is forging an alliance with Russia (Medvedev was recently welcomed at the NATO summit). A German-led Europe is turning away from its Anglo-American orientation.

Gaining control of the European Union, Germany is preparing to take over from the declining Anglosphere. But it needs something more to cement its control of Europe than economic strength and political will. It needs a spiritual and cultural foundation for its coming empire.

ENTER THE VATICAN

The Roman Catholic Church has always seen itself as the successor to the Roman Empire. Its ambitions are imperial as well as spiritual. It laid the foundations of Western civilization in Europe.

Pope Benedict XVI has worked quickly to restore the Church as the spiritual force that will unite Europe, the way it did in the time of Charlemagne.

He has appealed both to traditionalists (e.g., by restoring the Tridentine mass) and to secularists (e.g., by his recent concession with respect to condoms).

He has underlined (in his speech at Regensburg) the contrast of Catholicism and Islam, and he has made room for disaffected Anglicans to join the Catholic Church. He is establishing new ecumenical ties to the Lutheran and Eastern churches.

Despite the recent scandals affecting the Church, Benedict is on the offensive. A German himself, he is working to forge a united Europe, led by Germany, with the Catholic Church as its spiritual head.

THE ILLUMINATI

Just as the Illuminati were the sponsors of the Anglosphere, and of Israel, they are behind this coming European superpower.

The Illuminati play all sides. At present, it serves their purpose to shift from a declining Anglosphere to a newly dynamic Europe. The NWO needs global political and financial institutions. These are already in place or are being rapidly created during the current financial crisis.

But global control also requires a global cultural and religious system: not a one-world religion - an impossibility at present - but a global ecumenical system. Only the Catholic Church is in a position to serve as the keystone of such a system. This is why the Illuminati need the Church.

For centuries the Judeo-Masonic forces sought to destroy the Church. When they were unable to do so, they sought to infiltrate it. Some think the Church was taken over by the Illuminati. (Others think the Church, more specifically the Jesuits, control the Illuminati.)

I don't believe either is true, even though it has been said that John XXIII and Paul VI were Masons. I believe a protracted struggle took place in which both sides tried to destroy the other. But when neither succeeded, an accommodation was made. The Church made a deal with the devil.

As a result, the Illuminati are now prepared to pull the plug on America and to back (for the present, at least) a renascent Catholic Europe.

It's quite likely that later - as in the past - they will turn against Germany to destroy it, using China and/or Russia for the purpose - but that belongs to the day after tomorrow.

For the present, the next stage in the Illuminati's grand strategy will be something few are expecting, or even think possible. The next world-dominating empire is going to be a Europe forged on the basis of a Berlin-Vatican axis.

It's coming, and coming quickly.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

An outfit called Eurobarometer has researched corruption in Europe. Here are its findings in respect of Spain:-

1. 88% of Spaniards consider corruption to be a serious problem, compared with:-
- the Greeks 98%
- the Portuguese and Cypriots 97%
- the Hungarians and Romanians 96%
- the Bulgarians 95%
- the EU average 74%
- the Danish 10%

2. Most of those questioned in Spain think corruption has increased over the past three years.

3. 93% of Spaniards think corruption affects national institutions.

4. Spaniards think the use of backhanders and the abuse of personal power are particularly extensive in Spain.

5. 67% of Spaniards believe the civil servants who issue building permits are corrupt, and

6. Judges are considered by 41% of Spaniards to be corrupt, against 38% for customs officials and 37% for the police.

As to the reasons for the perceived corruption, the following were identified:-
- the lack of transparency in public spending - 43%
- the failure of the political class to combat corrupt behaviour - 40%
- those found guilty are given minimal sentences or don’t even have to go to court - 33%
- links between businessmen and politicians are too intimate - 28%.

I must say I'm surprised that judges are felt to be corrupt by 41%.

And now for something completely different . . . The incomparable James Tyler has written to me again. He assures me that Regarding the Tribe of Dan is true. Look on the dollar bill, what does it say? "Annuit Cœptis Novus Ordo Seculorum" Go to Google translate, select translate: "Latin" to "English". But please remember the English monarchy inter-bred with the money lenders and Jew-El-ers, in exchange for debt being forgiven. These were of course Ashkenazi Jews. Today the Queen of England, her homosexual grandson Prince William (soon to be the Anti-Christ) are Talmudic JEWS

To save you the trouble of going to Google Translate, here's what you'd get if you did:- Consented to the attempts New World Order.

Mr Tyler has kindly sent me this video, which proves that the British queen and the Duchess of Cambridge are both jews. Which I would have thought would disqualify the former from her position as head of the Anglican Church. But what do I know? Anyway, the video will bring tears to your eyes.

Finally . . . One of my daughter's friends has a delightful 18 month old daughter, called Evie. When she's departing she smiles, waves and says not Bye-bye but Die! Die! As if she were doing an impression of Heinrich Himmler.

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