Monday, March 27, 2006

Sucking the life out of France

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The car must've done something very bad to hurt the guy's feelings

France is dying. We are witnessing its agony, while the patient refuses to take the medicine that can cure him. French university students have been rioting for over more than a week against a new labour bill recently passed by a large majority in parliament: the First Employment Contract (CPE, Contract Premier Embauche).

About a week ago, the "demonstrators" stormed a McDonalds restaurant. Could someone please explain the logic behind this? McDonalds is actually providing jobs for the jobless youngsters. This is, of course, just another indicator that these riots are led by left-wing idiots, who, once again, turned the whole protest into an anti-America, anti-Bush and anti-Capitalism riot. The left-wing student leaders have violently prevented their fellow students from entering universities. That's their idea of "solidarity". Some left-wing blogs are anxiously advocating these student savages in their quest for more social problems.

Why did the French Parliament then voted for the bill?

The Brussels Journal:

Parliament had good arguments for approving the CPE (the bill that makes firing & hiring easier). Last August a similar bill was introduced to allow small companies, with fewer than 20 employees, to fire new employees during a trial period without the normal prohibitive procedures that make it impossible for companies to hire and fire in response to market demands. In barely five months these small companies created 335,000 new jobs. According to the Parisian research institute Ifop one third of these new jobs were the direct result of the new bill.

As my blog entry from last August indicates, strict employment protection laws do no good.

Let's end this with another quotation from The Brussels Journal. What would a blog entry be without a bit of pro-Americanism?:

U.S. college graduates are facing the best job market since 2001, with business, computer, engineering, education and health care grads in highest demand, a report by an employment consulting firm showed on Monday. […] In its annual outlook of entry-level jobs, Challenger, Gray & Christmas said strong job growth and falling unemployment makes this spring the hottest job market for America's 1.4 million college graduates since the dot-com collapse in 2001. The firm pointed to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers which showed employers plan to hire 14.5 percent more new college graduates than a year ago.



Thursday, March 23, 2006

All terrorists are Muslims?

"We all know that "not all" Muslims are terrorists,Right?


How come ALL terrorists ARE MUSLIMS??????????"

Is that so? Someone please hit these people in the head. There are plenty of non-Muslim terrorist groups. Most known are The IRA, which seeks to form a united Ireland and ETA, which seeks to form a Marxist Basque Country (in theory, I don't oppose the idea of an independent Basque Country but ETA terrorists are stupid socialists).

And there are some Christian terrorist groups (in addition to IRA) too. Check National Liberation Front of Tripula, Lord's Resistance Army and God's Army. Not to mention some Christian extremists who play politics by killing abortion doctors. Or KKK in the past.

But the first page is better and more fitting (

The Official Apology
From Denmark to the Muslim World,simply called "We´re Sorry!

We´re sorry we gave you shelter when war drove you from your home country....

We´re sorry we took you in when others rejected you.....

We´re sorry we gave you the opportunity to get a good education.....

We´re sorry we gave you food and a home when you had non.....

We´re sorry we let you re-unite with your family when your homeland was no longer safe...

We´re sorry we never forced you to work while WE paid all your bills.....

We´re sorry we gave you almost FREE rent,phone,internet,car and school for your 10 kids...

We´re sorry we build you Mosques so you could worship your religion in our Christian land...

We´re sorry we never forced you to learn our language after staying 30 years!....

And so....from all Danes to the entire Muslim world,we just wanna say;


The failed European social model has made it possible for all these Muslims to come to Europe, work as freeriders and demand that their ridiculously underdeveloped customs are respected:

"In parts of France, a de facto millet system is already in place. In these areas, all women are obliged to wear the standardized Islamist "hijab" while most men grow their beards to the length prescribed by the sheiks.

The radicals have managed to chase away French shopkeepers selling alcohol and pork products, forced "places of sin," such as dancing halls, cinemas and theaters, to close down, and seized control of much of the local administration."

In Finland, most foreign-born Muslims are out of work (Finland For Thought). This is hardly the case in the United States where people go to work - not to be freeriders. There are more than 30 million foreign-borns in America and the overall unemployment rate for foreigners is less than 8% (28% in Finland). If I had to search for something good from this situation it'd be that these immigrants help to suck the life out of the European social model.


Saturday, March 18, 2006


Anyone else having difficulties opening the main page? The links seem to work but when accessing it only shows a blank white page.


Friday, March 17, 2006

US military is for the least fortunate?

The left loves to argue that the US military is functional only because it takes advantage of America's least fortunate - the poor, especially the poor from black neighborhoods. This set of beliefs, based on ignorance and idiotism (both flourish all over Europe, especially in evil little Finland), has recently been refuted:

"In summary, we found that, on average, 1999 recruits were more highly educated than the equiv­alent general population, more rural and less urban in origin, and of similar income status."

"We found that recruits tend to come from mid­dle-class areas, with disproportionately fewer from low-income areas. Overall, the income dis­tribution of military enlistees is more similar to than different from the income distribution of the general population." -The Heritage Foundation

These findings have been reported elsewhere since their publication. The following segment is from The New York Times:

"The American military does not depend on poor recruits to sustain itself, argues Tim Cavanaugh in "Middle-Class Warfare: Military Recruits and Poverty" in Reason magazine."

"Now the conservative Heritage Foundation has analyzed enlistee demographics by looking at household incomes in the zip codes recruits come from. The results indicate a pool of recruits drawn mainly from the middle class. The largest group of new recruits in 2003 — 18 percent — came from neighborhoods with average annual household incomes of $35,000 to $40,000, compared to a median household income of $43,318. In all, the top two-income quintiles (comprising households with incomes starting at $41,688) produced 45 percent of all recruits in 2003. A mere 5 percent came from neighborhoods with average incomes below $20,000 per household."

There is no doubt that left-wing pinkos will continue to spread the myth that America's wars are fought by the poor. The pinkos are often found presenting the myth but never come up with any evidence to support it. Not even once I remember seeing a comprehensive left-wing study proving this stereotypical myth. It's just a set of beliefs without a rational foundation in reality. Also, there's no doubt that some will just ignore these findings and mark them as "right-wing propaganda" but I for one intend to ignore such childish remarks.

-The Weekly Standard
-The Heritage Foundation


Friday, March 10, 2006

About Dubai

"The national security issue is a red herring." -Mises Institute

Exactly. I have been to a few right-wing online forums lately and have noticed how some ultranationalists use this "national security" issue as a way to mask their ethnic-based hatred of Arabs and Muslims. But many Republicans, such as George Bush, have defended the decision to buy port services from a Dubai-based company. Buying from Dubai Ports World is just as risk-free investment as any other port deal and what some ultranationalists don't get is that America's port security would still remain a government responsibility - no matter who runs the port services. The United Arab Emirates has been America's ally since the beginning of the war on terror. The ultranationalists are trying to send a wrong kind of message to America's friends in the Middle East.

From Reason:

So, in the end, what we are telling Arab moderates in no uncertain terms is that it doesn't matter what they do; what matters is what they are. After all our posturing about the hypocrisy of Arab and Muslim moderates who haven't stood up to Middle East extremists, it turns out our only reward for the people who do take a stand is a mix of distrust and contempt. The Dubai Ports World controversy is a perfect example of such a reward. And that, in the end, will most likely end up costing us more lives.

Dubai, the most prosperous of the seven emirates of the UAE, is one of the most (if not the most) liberal regions in the Arab world. It's socially quite tolerant, at least compared to every region surrounding it, and economically one of the freest regions in the world.

More at Ludwig von Mises Institute.


Sunday, March 05, 2006

How bad is Iraq?

NY Post (via RedState):

"I'M trying. I've been trying all week. The other day, I drove another 30 miles or so on the streets and alleys of Baghdad. I'm looking for the civil war that The New York Times declared. And I just can't find it.

Let me tell you what I saw anyway. Rolling with the "instant Infantry" gunners of the 1st Platoon of Bravo Battery, 4-320 Field Artillery, I saw children and teenagers in a Shia slum jumping up and down and cheering our troops as they drove by. Cheering our troops."

"All day - and it was a long day - we drove through Shia and Sunni neighborhoods. Everywhere, the reception was warm. No violence. None."

"And no hostility toward our troops. Iraqis went out of their way to tell us we were welcome."

"In place of the civil war that elements in our media declared, I saw full streets, open shops, traffic jams, donkey carts, Muslim holiday flags - and children everywhere, waving as our Humvees passed. Even the clouds of dust we stirred up didn't deter them. And the presence of children in the streets is the best possible indicator of a low threat level."

"Southeast Baghdad, at least, was happy to see our troops."

"And we didn't just drive past them. First Lt. Clenn Frost, the platoon leader, took every opportunity to dismount and mingle with the people. Women brought their children out of their compound gates to say hello. A local sheik spontaneously invited us into his garden for colas and sesame biscuits."

Not that this optimistic attitude is all that healthy. The threat of a civil war will continue to exist - strongly. I could even argue that a civil war in Iraq is inevitable when and if the US troops withdraw too hastily (or are forced to give away a significant amount of responsibility). But the past few days have shown one thing - that the mainstream media and some (most?) left-wing pinkos are eagerly waiting for an inner conflict in Iraq to prove their point.

"...some parties in the West are anxious to believe the worst about Iraq. They've staked their reputations on Iraq's failure."

-New York Post