“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Sunday, July 10, 2016

h jj rounds

Oleg Losev

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oleg Losev
Олег Лосев
Oleg losev.jpg
Born10 May 1903
TverRussian Empire
Died22 January 1942 (aged 38)
LeningradRussian SFSR
ResidenceNizhny NovgorodLeningrad
CitizenshipRussiaSoviet Union
FieldsPhysicselectrical engineering
InstitutionsNizhniy-Novgorod Radio Laboratory (NRL), Central Radio Laboratory (TSRL, Leningrad), Leningrad Physicotechnical Institute, First Leningrad Medical Institute
Known forInventionsradioLEDs

Employees of the Central Radio Laboratory, Leningrad, 1930. Losev is in fourth row, third from left.
Oleg Vladimirovich Losev (RussianОле́г Влади́мирович Ло́сев, sometimes spelled Lossev or Lossew in English) (10 May 1903 – 22 January 1942) was a Russian scientist and inventor,[1] who made significant discoveries in the field of semiconductor junctions.
Although he was never able to complete a formal education and never held a research position, Losev conducted some of the earliest research into semiconductors, publishing 43 papers and receiving 16 "author's certificates" (the Soviet version of patents) for his discoveries.[2][3][4] He observed light emission from carborundum point-contact junctions, the first light-emitting diode (LED), did the first research on them, proposed the first correct theory of how they worked, and used them in practical applications such as electroluminescence.[3][4][5] He explored negative resistance in semiconductor junctions, and was first to use them practically for amplification, building the first solid-state amplifierselectronic oscillators, and superheterodyne radio receivers, 25 years before the invention of the transistor.[4][5] However his achievements were overlooked, and languished unknown for half a century before being recognized in the late 20th and early 21st century.

Career and personal life[edit]

Losev was born into a noble family in Tver, Russia.[1] His father was a retired captain in the Tsarist Imperial Army, who worked in the office of Tverskoy Vagonostroitelniy Zavod (Tversky Wagon Works), a local rolling stock factory.[1][2] Losev graduated from secondary school in 1920.[1]
At this time in Russian history, three years after the Bolshevik Revolution, during the upheaval of the Russian Civil War, an upper-class family background was a bar to higher education and career advancement.[2][3] Losev went to work as a technician at the recently established Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory(NNRL), the new Soviet government's first radio science laboratory, located in Nizhny Novgorod, where he worked under Vladimir Lebedinsky (ru).[1][3] Although he managed to attend a few classes, he remained throughout his life a self-taught scientist who never got to complete a college education, never had the support of a collaborator or research team, and never held a position higher than technician.[2][3] Nevertheless, he managed to conduct original research. His interests focused on the point-contact crystal detector (cat's whisker detector), which was used as a demodulator in the first early radio receivers, crystal radios, before powered vacuum tube radios were developed in World War 1.[2][5] These crude semiconductor diodes were the first semiconductor electronic devices, and although they were widely used, almost nothing was known about how they worked. Losev became one of the world's first semiconductor physicists.[3]
When Nizhny Novgorod was shut down in 1928, he transferred along with many of the research staff to the Central Radio Laboratory (CRL) in Leningrad (St. Petersburg).[1] At the invitation of director Abram Ioffe, from 1929 to 1933 he conducted research at the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute.[1][3] He was eventually awarded a PhD from the Institute in 1938 without completing a formal thesis, but it came too late to benefit his career.[2] After much hardship, in 1937 Losev was forced to take a position as a technician at the physics department of the Leningrad First Medical Institute (now the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Peterburg)[3] which did not support his research interests, where he continued until 1942.[1][2][2] Losev died of starvation in 1942, at the age of 38, along with many other civilians, during the Siege of Leningrad by the Germans during World War 2.[1][2][3] It is not known where he was buried.[1]


  1. From the previous thread.....
    Thanks for the lecture and straightening me out on my thought process, Ash.

    Your saint and savior, HRC, says she will be lecturing white people as they are the reason behind all this violence. I am anxiously awaiting my phone call.

    1. I'm surprised you aren't a Hillary supporter Mome, what with her muscular foreign policy and belief that America is exceptional.

      Personally I can't stand Hillary.

    2. I'm surprised you aren't a Hillary supporter Mome, what with her muscular foreign policy and belief that America is exceptional.

      Personally I can't stand Hillary.

    3. Ash, I can't stand Hillary either.

      Obama, to me, is nearly a Saint by comparison.

      The biggest reason I'm voting for Trump is I simply can't stand Hillary.

    4. I do think the U.S. is exceptional. You should too. Canada wouldn't exist if it weren't for the U.S.

    5. AND, if you think Trump is worse, you haven't been paying attention.

  2. That poor bastard was born 50 years too early.

    1. He would have been a "hot ticket" during the cold war/space race.

  3. I posted this inadvertently, saving it for another time. I often pick an item or subject that catches my attention and develop it into current issues. Anyway I’ll leave it up.

    By the way HJ Rounds first discovered the phenomenon but Losev developed the technology, but politicians and militarists killed him. He died at the hands of the Nazis in the siege of Leningrad at the age of 38.

    It is a fascinating bit of history. The significance of Oleg Losev’s contribution to the technology is astounding cannot be overstated.

  4. I first became interested in the basic technology when my father bought me a crystal radio kit at the age of ten.

    Seven years later, I joined the air force after my father would not sign the papers to let me join the marines or the army to learn to fly helicopters. He signed for the air force and within a week, I was spreading cheeks at 401 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia and the then off to Lackland AFB for basic training.

    After basic, I transferred by troop train to Keesler AFB in Biloxi for advanced basic and was enrolled for a one year training program in radio and electronics, six hours a day, 5 days a week, for one year.
    To a teenager, It was awesome. Although most of the training was in “glass vacuum tube” electronics theory and radio technology, we were introduced to wide band communications, transistors, solid state devices and the theory and applications of klystrons, magnetrons, wave guide technology and radiation theory using the ionosphere and troposphere as the transmission media. We also had classes on the future with fiber optic transmission and LED theory.

    After graduation, I transferred to a remote radar site in Canada that used tropospheric scatter wide band communications and line of sight radar systems as part of the DEW line. I had plenty of time to advance my studies under the guidance of some brilliant engineers and took advanced studies from what was then The Capitol Radio Engineering Institute in Washington DC, mostly by correspondence.

    Part of the course covered LED technology and it is remarkable looking back from 2016 to see both the advances and the pace of technology.

    How did all this enter my head? Driving on a windy country road with an oncoming Audi 8 series with the cat eyes running lights, LEDs.

  5. One of my recent visits:

    ave you ever been to Estonia? Could you find it on a map?

    The Baltic nation of only 1.3 million citizens stands out from its Eastern European neighbors in that it has an advanced economy and a high standard of living. And it’s a technology paradise. You may know it as the home of Skype. But there’s a lot more to the tiny country than that.

    In Estonia, voting, signing documents and filling out tax returns is done online, thanks to X-Road, an online tool that coordinates multiple online data repositories and document registries. X-Road provides all Estonians — ordinary citizens, enterprises and government officials — with unparalleled access to the data they need to do business, get licenses, permits and other documents that would take days, weeks or even months in other countries.


    1. It sounds like the International elites/politicians have an "Estonia problem."

      They'll have to do something about "that."

    2. We would all have more freedom if an alternate banking system evolved.

    3. Obama and Hillary think their police should be under the control of our Federal Government.

  6. "The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, whose national leaders are meeting in Warsaw Friday and Saturday, is facing its most serious challenge since the Cold War when the United States and Soviet Union actively confronted each other around the globe.

    The alliance appears set to deploy four well-armed military battalions – one led by Canada – to the Baltics. They are being dispatched at the request of NATO members Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, with the express purpose of deterring what is perceived as Russian aggression.

    For its part, Russia says it is only reacting to what it perceives as Western aggression – the continental spread of alliances such as NATO and the European Union that has come to threaten core Russian interests.

    “While Westerners may believe that NATO’s eastward expansion has been peaceful and voluntary,” says Dimitri Simes, president of the Center for the National Interest in Washington, “Russians see it as inseparable from NATO’s European and global military exploits.”

    NATO and Russia, he says, are “on a collision course.”"


    1. Dimitri is full of shit.

      When the Soviet Union fell, all those Eastern European countries that had been under the Soviet gun, and Soviet Imperialism, voluntarily rush to join the West as fast as there feet could carry them.

      NATO presents zero threat to Russia. The idea of the 'West' invading Russia a third time (Napoleon and Hitler) is absurd, and the Russians know it.

      The West has zero desire to do so, and, additionally, such an action would be suicide, and the West, perhaps as spiritually demoralized as it is, does not yet want to commit suicide.

      It's the Roosians that have invaded parts of Georgia, Ukraine, and annexed the Crimea.

      Neither the Baltics nor Poland nor anyone else wants that to happen to them.

      It is simply a minor defensive measure to remind the Russians not to be foolish.

  7. In 2009 in its eighth Worldwide Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders ranked Estonia sixth out of 175 countries.[107]

    In the first ever State of World Liberty Index report, Estonia was ranked first out of 159 countries.


  8. There could not be a worse time for a Clinton presidency.

  9. Her precarious lack of caution, political doctrinairia and intellectual laziness would be a disaster.


    Russian media have been poking fun at the US secretary of state over a translation error on a gift she presented to her Russian counterpart.
    Hillary Clinton gave Sergei Lavrov a mock "reset" button, symbolising US hopes to mend frayed ties with Moscow.
    But he said the word the Americans chose, "peregruzka", meant "overloaded" or "overcharged", rather than "reset".
    Daily newspaper Kommersant declared on its front page: "Sergei Lavrov and Hillary Clinton push the wrong button."
    Relations between Washington and Moscow have cooled in recent years over Russia’s role in the war in Georgia, US support for the entry of Georgia and Ukraine to Nato, and the planned US missile shield based in central Europe.

  10. Another interesting bit of history is that during the same famine days the Russians that were running that country's seed bank starved to death rather than eating the seed bank's large of supply of seeds of every description.


    1. Science

      Russian Seed Bank, Saved During WWII, Fights to Save Land From Developers

      By Rebecca Boyle Posted August 23, 2010

      Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry

      Pavlosk Station Plants

      During the siege of Leningrad, 12 scientists starved to death rather than eat the grains stored at Pavlosk Agricultural Station, the world's first seed bank. According to an AP story, their efforts to save the seeds for future generations may now be in vain after a Russian court approved plans to raze the station's fields of plants so a developer can build luxury homes.

      Though Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has ordered an investigation, the first plot of land goes up for auction Sept. 23, leading scientists to wonder if Medvedev's intervention may come too late.

      The seed bank is home to one of the world's largest collections of fruits and berries, including almost 1,000 types of strawberries from 40 countries, 300 varieties of cherries and almost 900 kinds of black currants, as the AP reported Sunday.

      Many of the crop varieties at Pavlosk Station are no longer in use, but they could be valuable for breeding new varieties — like ones that can handle the intense heat Moscow has experienced this summer.

      Seed banks act as a botanical Noah's Ark, ensuring the world has access to genetically diverse crops. They act as a hedge against future threats like climate change, drought, insects and war.

      We've previously featured the Svalbard "doomsday vault" seed bank, which stores seeds from around the world in an underground facility designed to protect them from any potential catastrophe. But as many as 90 percent of the varieties at Pavlosk Station are not found anywhere else....


  11. .

    It is simply a minor defensive measure to remind the Russians not to be foolish.

    US and NATO troops are on Russia's doorstep in the ME, Afghanistan, and Turkey. They are building up forces throughout the Baltic Sea. They are talking putting in missiles in Poland, Romania, and the Balkans.

    NATO presents zero threat to Russia. The idea of the 'West' invading Russia a third time (Napoleon and Hitler) is absurd, and the Russians know it.

    Robert is still living in the '40s suffering under the impression you need to invade a country to bring it to heel or to destroy its influence, its economy, or even its military.

    Russia has been paranoid throughout its history. It's what explains its history of conquest, always looking for states to control to provide a further buffer for the homeland. Now, the opposite is happening to them and its unlikely they view the further encroachment of West in the same benign light as our faux farmer.



    1. 'Russia has been paranoid throughout its history. It's what explains its history of conquest'

      Well, you got that somewhat right, but only very partly, and as regards the West.

      The expansion of Russia from the Duchy of Moscow to the south, and all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the east is hard to explain by 'paranoia'.

      A lust for conquest and a dashing bunch of turds does much better, a kind of Rooskie 'manifest destiny'.

      And, pray tell, just how is the West to destroy Russia in this nuclear age ?

      Sanctions, perhaps ?

      UN Resolutions, vetoed by Russia ?

      The idea is absurd, Quirkert.

      Life - and death - go on in Spain -

      Matador mauled

      Wife of Spanish matador watched on in horror as her husband was gored to death by 83 stone bull

      Medics could do nothing to save Víctor Barrio after he was pinned to the ground and struck in the chest by 83 stone bull

      Warning Graphic: Video

      By Mark Hodge, Yasmin Jeffery and GERARD COUZENS

      9th July 2016, 9:44 pm

      THE stunning wife of a Spanish matador gored to death in the bullring was in the crowd and witnessed the tragedy.

      Victor Barrio, 29, became the first bullfighter to be killed this century after an 83-stone bull called Lorenzo gored him in the chest as he lay on the ground after up-ending him as he performed at a bullfight in Teruel, east of Madrid....


      For some young men, at times, the sun does not also rise.

    2. The Rooskies are doing a fairly good job of drinking themselves to death these days.

      Perhaps because it is disheartening to be running out of places to conquest.

    3. (I can get you a Russian mail order young lady with which to consort, on the cheap, Quirkert, if you should feel the urge....they are having extreme trouble finding any sober male around with whom to mate, and you have given up drinking)


    4. Maps Showing (* 'the paranoid') Expansion of Russia
      and Russian Empire

      In the process, Russia absorbs many non-Russian linguistic minorities.

      1261 to the 19th Century


    5. Dang, it doesn't come up for me.

      Try any of these instead -

      Maps showing expansion of Russia and Russian Empire


      Maps Showing Expansion of Russia and Russian Empire ... Map of earliest Russia, showing expansion from 1261 to 1553. Map showing Russian expansion from 1533 …

      Imperiia: Mapping the Russian Empire - Welcome! - WorldMap


      Rectify Images. Use WorldMap WARP to upload and rectify scanned maps for use in WorldMap. Maps rectified using this tool can be brought into WorldMap by following …

      Images of expansion of russia in maps


    6. (are you 'absolute'ly certain you have given up drinking, Quirkert ?)

    7. .

      Dang, it doesn't come up for me.

      Have you tried the blue pill? The others? Sounds bad, but maybe a doctor could help.


    8. (Prostate cancer is a bitch in this regard)

      I see you have conceded my argument above by trying to make merry.


  12. I was getting all revved up to trash the Dykes of San Francisco for trashing a park
    (click through to picture number 7+)
    But instead will vent about the politicians of SF:

    The Dykes took the effort to gather their trash in several spots, where sometimes there were household size trashcans...

    Why the fuck doesn't the city bring in dumpsters when there is going to be a large gathering.

    ...this has happened over and over again.

    Beats thinking about BLM.

    1. Oh, yeah, the link


  13. Angel Shot in Minnesota

    At a vigil Thursday evening outside the Montessori school where Castile worked, his mother, Valerie Castile, called her son "an angel." She recalled cautioning him to always comply with police, but she said she never thought she would lose him.


  14. Black Lives Matter supporter killed after breaking into cop's home over FACEBOOK argument....DRUDGE

    This is all getting way out of hand and is totally stupid.

    'If we'd all sit quietly in our apartments we wouldn't have all this chaos'

    ....A French philosophe of unremembered name

  15. Fox has been showing an impressive and emotional testimonial by a black woman about how she had been shot in the leg by Mr Micah X, as he is now being called, and how she and her son were protected by the Dallas Police.

    1. Another older black lady, who had moved from the north, was saying how she had never felt safer in her life than in Dallas, Texas.

      Judge Jeanine Pirro has been saying how we became a color blind society once we elected Barack Obama....twice.

      Million and millions of whites voted for Obama and those millions and millions of whites who voted against him voted against him not because of his color but because of his policies, just as they voted against Carter, say, or Bill Clinton....

    2. Does Judge Jeanine Pirro have brain cancer?

      Cancer is what Obama, Holder, Lynch, et al have been to the state of race relations in America.

    3. Attacks on police: Inspired or directed by militant groups?
      New Black Panthers Seek 'Own Govt'...
      'Nation within nation'...

    4. The lady's sister was on TV the night of the shootings:

      Very calm and articulate.

      Lady had to wait quite some time for surgery as they tried to save other's lives.

    5. Triage.




      1.(in medical use) the assignment of degrees of urgency to wounds or illnesses to decide the order of treatment of a large number of patients or casualties.


      1.assign degrees of urgency to (wounded or ill patients).

      You let the extremely seriously wounded who are likely to die despite any efforts die, you treat those first who are in bad shape but might be saved, those who are likely to only suffer despite some waiting come last. It's a judgement call to do the most good with the resources at hand.

      I first learned of this from my doctor brother in Germany, where he was assigned, where nothing ever happened, everyone being super healthy on the Army base there. He was so bored he got a pilot's license through the Army.

      One of only two people I have ever known who actually wanted to go to Vietnam.

      "I'm just slowly losing my skills here" he said.


  16. aeon

    The inheritance of crime

    Eugenic ideas about criminal genes have been repudiated for decades, but a new biological approach to crime is emerging

    by Douglas Starr

    ....With all this oversimplification and hype, it’s tempting to dismiss an entire field of study as bogus, or racist. But that’s not the case. Instead of being false, the findings are nuanced and complex.

    While one gene does not equal one behaviour, for instance, patterns in thousands of genes can interact with thousands of behaviours in a constantly changing human environment. One study of fruit flies bred for aggression found partial links to 80 different genes. (((((It’s also become known that gene expression is not a one-way street: while genes might affect a person’s body or even behaviour, the person’s environment can affect genetic expression. In one of their studies undertaken in Dunedin, Moffit and her post-doctoral student Idan Shalev found that 10-year-olds who experienced violence showed the kind of wear and tear in their DNA normally associated with ageing.))))) All this means that, while it’s possible that a particular gene deficiency might have something to do with violent behaviour, it’s ludicrous to say that it directly caused it.

    The same is true of brain structure and function. In recent years, researchers have learned that just as the brain can set tendencies, experiences can influence how they’re expressed. Indeed, two of the nation’s three most prominent researchers in this field – the neuroscientist James Fallon of the University of California, Irvine, and Adrian Raine, professor of psychology, psychiatry and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania – found some disturbing patterns when they scanned their own brains. In his book The Psychopath Inside (2013), Fallon recalls how he had taken dozens of brain scans of psychopaths and normal people, including his own. He was sorting through a pile of scans when he noticed one with very low brain function in areas associated with self-control and empathy, ‘suggesting that the poor individual it belonged to was a psychopath’. That brain, he later discovered, was his own....



    The Hindu way is of course not to disagreed with any of the genetic, biochemical, environmental stuff, but to point out it is all the working out of karma, which is an obvious given to them.

    1. Thus, we have here, finally, a comprehensive view, genetic, biochemical, environment, karmic, explaining the nitwitery present in our SMIRK'n'QUIRK TWINS.

      They have some considerable 'burnin' off' to do, but they will slowly get better.

    2. (in this life, or, more likely, some other)

  17. She wasn't a cop and she wasn't white, but she took a bullet in Dallas while protecting her sons


    1. That's one of the ones I was referencing.


  18. "Q"Nit of the Day: Massachusetts: Syrian 'Refugee': Indecent assault and battery on someone under age of 16

    Jihad Watch

    Exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts

    Massachusetts: Muslim migrant held in sexual assault of 13-year-old girl at pool

    July 10, 2016 8:26 pm By Robert Spencer 21 Comments

    The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

    And so now the rampant sex abuse by Muslim migrants that we have seen in Europe comes to America.

    “Syrian refugee held in indecent assault on girl, 13 at Lowell pool,” by Lisa Redmond, Lowell Sun, July 8, 2016 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

    LOWELL — A 22-year-old Syrian refugee is behind bars after only two months in the United States after he was accused Thursday night of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl at a state-run swimming pool in Lowell.

    In Lowell District Court on Friday, Emad Hasso, of Lowell, was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty via an interpreter to one count of indecent assault and battery on someone under 16.

    Judge Stacy Fortes set the bail over the defense attorney’s objections, because Hasso’s only ties to this country are his family members with whom he lives.

    Prosecutor Sam Miller said that around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, the 13-year-old Lowell girl was at the Raymond Lord Memorial Pool at the North Common Park in Lowell when she said a man approached her, touched her upper thigh and asked her age.

    The girl told him she was too young for him and walked away, Miller said.

    The man, who was later identified as Hasso, allegedly began to follow the girl around the pool and approached her again when she was swimming, touching her upper thigh and again asking her age.

    The girl responded that she was a “little kid, leave me alone,” Miller said.

    Other people at the pool, including the lifeguard, saw some of the interaction between Hasso and the alleged victim, and intervened, Miller said.

    Police said the incident may have been captured on video security cameras at the pool.

    When questioned by the Massachusetts Environmental Police, who oversee state pools operated by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, Hasso indicated he had been in the U.S. for about two months.

    Defense attorney William Kittredge said Hasso, who speaks little English, receives assistance from the International Institute of New England, a nonprofit group with an office in Lowell that offers information and resources to refugees and immigrants.

    Kittredge said Hasso told him that while he was swimming in the pool he may have “accidentally bumped” the girl, but he denies inappropriately touching the teen or speaking to her....


  19. Bless the Swiss -

    Hugh Fitzgerald: “Shaking Hands is an Important Part of Our Culture”

    July 10, 2016 8:45 am By Hugh Fitzgerald

    After this backlash, the boys’ school decided to refer the matter to the regional – i.e., cantonal, higher – authorities in Basel, who decreed that “the integration of foreigners and the fostering of gender equality were in the public interest and that this consideration trumped the private interests of the two students. It acknowledged that forcing the students to shake their female teacher’s hand was an ‘intrusion’ on their religious beliefs but said that it was a proportionate one since, in its view, ‘it did not involve the central tenets of Islam.'”

    And so the Canton of Basel decided that “parents whose children refused to obey the longstanding tradition could henceforth be fined up to 5,000 Swiss francs” ($5,050). With a fine that size, one that could be imposed for each separate infraction, Muslim students have been effectively forced to shake hands with their teachers, whatever their sex, and whatever the religious claims made by the students or their parents. Thus was a Swiss “tradition” elevated to the status of law. And the issue has been settled, with the Swiss authorities holding their ground, and then some.

    Another example of increasing Swiss intransigence is the current campaign for a national referendum on banning the burka, which will likely be held next year. The burka has already been banned in one Swiss canton, the Ticino, and this month finally went into effect, and the first fine levied, of 10,000 Swiss francs on a burka-wearing female convert who had decided to deliberately ignore the ban.

    Walter Wobman of the Swiss People’s Party, a member of Parliament, is leading the effort to collect signatures for the referendum, and he is “confident that the idea is a popular one….Wobman has made it clear that his motive in raising the matter is the promotion of equality and western values, writing: ‘No one should be able to compel another person to conceal their face because of their gender.’” Instead of shunning Wobman as being “far-right,” Swiss feminists have joined his cause, “including the Swiss women’s rights activist Julia Onken…[who] called the burka a ‘material prison’ which ‘makes life no longer worth living.'” As of this writing, it looks as though Wobman will obtain the 100,000 signatures needed in order to hold the referendum, and that the burka ban will be applied throughout Switzerland.

    Also in the list of actions taken to ensure that Swiss ways prevail on Muslims in Switzerland, rather than the other way around, is the case of the two Muslim immigrant girls who “refused to swim with boys in a coed class at school…They said that their religion prevents them from participating in compulsory swimming lessons with males in the pool at the same time. Their naturalization application was rejected because the sisters did not comply with the school curriculum.” And that was the end of the matter. No threats, no protests, no riots.

    The Swiss want to make sure that Muslim immigrants, whether citizens or not, make a real effort to integrate into Swiss society. They have shown themselves, with the minaret ban, willing, if necessary, to modify their constitution. They have been willing as well to impose enormous fines on the parents of children who fail to comply with school rules, as in the case of the schoolboys who would not shake their teacher’s hand. They have even denied citizenship to those who refuse to accept Swiss ways, as they did with those two Muslim schoolgirls who would not swim with boys in a coed class at school. And now they are considering, and are likely to adopt, a burka ban. The Swiss, you see – strange as it may seem, in the current climate of accommodation — are determined to keep Switzerland Swiss.

    That, to me, sounds like a plan.


    1. And:

      Jihad in America 139 Comments

      Dallas Mass COP MURDERER’S Arabic Name Was FAHED HASSEN
      The Arabic name of the Dallas mass murderer of the brave police officers (who ran towards the gunfire in order to save the people protesting them) was Fahed Hassen, according to Denver Police Department. How much was Fahed motivated by Islam, the Nation of Islam, ISIS and Black Liberation Theology? It’s all of a piece. […]READ MORE
      - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/#sthash.29W0uGh3.dpuf

      Obama Obama: Post American Immorality 88 Comments Militant in the White House: “It’s very hard to untangle motives of Dallas shooter” “It’s very hard to untangle motives of Dallas shooter”: Obama’s last shot before leaving Poland. So the motives of Dallas mass killer who said he “wanted to kill white people” and cops, who was a follower of terrorist groups like the Nation of Islam, Black Liberation Theology and Black Lives Matter are “very hard to […]READ MORE - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/#sthash.29W0uGh3.dpuf

      Cheers !


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