“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

THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED

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

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Malmö, Sweden - Then and Now

Malmö 1958 ( Without Cultural Enrichment)





THE CONCEPT 

Let's make Sweden less white, less Christian and more diverse, do the right thing since we re all people and will benefit from cultural enrichment.


THE RESULT

Malmö 2017 ( With Cultural Enrichment)


56 comments:

  1. It all depends on whose ox is being gored.

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  2. I'm encouraging the kids to hire a Muslim babysitter.

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  3. Trade your Saabs for Camels!

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  4. It all depends on whose Camel is being humped.

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  5. Saudi-led air raids kill 68 Yemeni civilians in one day

    https://www.axios.com/softbank-successfully-buys-large-stake-in-uber-2520516020.html

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  6. @realDonaldTrump
    Caught RED HANDED - very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!

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      There have been a number of stories put out this years citing the many cases where N.Korea was tracked shipping coal and other items through third parties to China and others.

      Only a fool would be surprised (and disappointed) to find out China is allowing shipments to or from NK.

      It's unlikely China feels it is in their interest to completely cut off shipments to or from NK. They fear the result if the NK regime completely collapses and they are not in the business of trying to carry the US' water in the far east where they are trying to expand their hegemony.

      The same applies to Russia. Xi and Putin play Trump like a violin. Lot's of praise and happy words but little else. They are our competitors not our friends.

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      Trump, fool.
      Quirk, genius.


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      Finally.

      By George, I think you've got it.

      I think you've finally got it.

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      Well, at least, you got the last part right.

      However, Trump is no fool. He is very clever. Sure he is a clown, an arrogant and egotistical buffoon, a hypocrite, a liar, a self-indulgent narcissist, but not a fool.

      He does what he does cleverly just as most psychopaths usually do.

      For instance, he refuses to address unflattering news stories directly. Instead, he tweets in generalities condemning the 'deep state', 'crooked Hillary', 'fake news', 'the dishonest media', etc.

      He uses his twitter posts to distract from unpleasant news. He has no problem posting one outrageous comment after another since it simply distracts attention from what went before. The next days he simply puts out something even more outrageous which becomes the news for the day.

      He lies with impunity, retweeting outrageous lies without compunction. When called on the stories he argues he didn't lie as it wasn't him that came up with the initial story.

      The man is a despicable human being but he is not a fool.

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    5. The Donald is a PSYCHOPATH ?

      That is a serious charge, Quirk.

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    6. I would feel more confident in your recent many analysae if you had said Kim Fatso 3 is a nutter.

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      He is a nutter. Perhaps you haven't noticed the similarities. Look again. This time, from a less jaundiced perspective.

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      That is a serious charge, Quirk.

      Well, I'm no doctor but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

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  7. Trump campaign emails out "Fake News Trophy" candidates

    Per an email from the "Trump Make America Great Again Committee," a joint project between the RNC and the Trump presidential campaign:

    "At President Trump's request, we are holding a contest to name the 2017 KING of Fake News.
    And we want to hear from you."

    Their suggested list:

    The ABC News story incorrectly claiming Trump ordered Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials while a candidate. He actually did this as president-elect. ABC has since corrected the story

    The CNN story claiming Trump and Trump Jr. were given access to WikiLeaks documents. This was actually publicly available information, and CNN has corrected the story.

    TIME reporting that a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. was removed from the Oval Office by Trump. TIME corrected that story, and the reporter apologized.

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      Simple. The clear cut winner is Donald Trump.

      As for which fake news story he pushed (and never recanted) is the most egregious...well...that will take a little while to sort through them all.

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    2. Pew: Trump media three times more negative than for Obama, just 5 percent positive

      The media story reviewed the tone of coverage of Trump’s first 60 days in office and found that just 5 percent was “positive.”

      By comparison, Obama’s coverage was 42 percent positive.

      http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-trump-media-three-times-more-negative-than-for-obama-just-5-percent-positive/article/2644448

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      :o)

      Why would anyone find that strange and/or objectionable?

      Trump has reversed the old Karl Marx saying, "History repeats itself, first as tragedy and second as farce.

      Trump started out his first 60 days spending 2 weeks complaining about stories that talked about the size of his inauguration crowd size compared to that of other presidents. Sean Spicer's effort to defend Trump's lies took farce and put it on steroids.

      During the balance of Trump's first 60 days he attacked...

      - the truth as we were introduced to the term 'alternative facts'.

      - the free press calling the press 'the enemy of the people'.

      - the courts arguing that 'national security' (a term that can and has been stretched to cover any actuality) can be used to supersede constitutional rights.

      - the government not only claiming in Bannonesque zaniness that the 'deep state' (read all of government) is opposed to him and using the as an excuse of gutting key departments and agencies and heading them up with clowns who are diametrically opposed to the raison d'etre of these organizations.

      - the environment (see government above) Appointing Scott Pruitt to head up the EPA says all that's needed to be said but you can go across the board and see where Trump prioritizes business interests above the health and safety of ordinary Americans.

      - healthcare as Trump brags about having repealed Obamacare he fails to say that as millions lose healthcare, Trump and the GOP have offered no hint of that great replacement plan he had in his hip pocket during the campaign.

      - Diplomacy as Trump gutted the State Department, publically mocks his SOS, and eschewed diplomacy in favor of military solutions.

      - US leadership in the world as Trump, against the advise of his military and diplomatic corps, has backed away from US leadership in the world and in the process diminished America's position and influence.

      - US strategic position see the comments on China and Russia in a previous comment.

      - civility as Trump lowers the office of the president to a Rodney Dangerfield skit.

      From farce to tragedy, we can expect this equation to play out as we move forward under Trump.

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    4. Well the stock market loves him and as someone once said:

      "The business of America is business"

      Some bonus points will be awarded Quirk if he correctly
      names that sayer.

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      Right, and that someone was Calvin Coolidge, president from 1923 to 1929, the man who led us into the Great Depression.

      The markets loved him too, right up to the point they didn't.

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    6. No bonus points awarded for that awkward reply.

      Try again .

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    7. Shit !

      Strike that last.

      Maybe it WAS Calvin Coolidge.

      I could not recall so went to you our encyclopedia.

      I would have guessed some writer.

      Still awkward reply though.

      The Depression was world wide and the cause is still argued about... if there was a single cause.

      You are awarded 1000 bonus points.

      You only lag behind Doug now by 20,000 points.

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      Finally, Dougie, you are starting to see the light. But, remember, just don't take it too far.

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      Well, perhaps to a guy your age, Doug, but don't you find him a little craggy and dour?

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  10. So by the standards that they enjoin are they not occupying Malmo?

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  11. STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

    Rape and violence has exploded across Sweden due it's immigration policies.
    Watch to see what Sweden has done to itself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqaIgeQXQgI

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    It depends on whose daughter is being raped.


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  14. US to launch UnTransed mission to Mars

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  15. Good to get Quirk's insights into the diversity enlightenment in Sweden.

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      I've given them a couple times before, Dougie. Try and keep up.


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  16. Gramps got out of Malmo when the getting was good.

    Too many kids too little land, the youngest son, the practice of primogeniture, he headed to Stockholm from the sixth grade. where he swept streets for two years to pay for passage.

    From zero he died relatively well off.

    I was born three years after de died. Dad said he wished I could have known that good wonderful man.

    All his farming was with horses.

    Now you know why I idolize that unmet man, Grandfather.

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    2. Two wives, not at the same time, eight kids, five girls three boys, he got them all college educated, two of the girls from Columbia University Music School back east.

      We always had some wonderful piano playing at Christmas Time

      He gave them all what he lacked, book learnin'.

      He easily picked up English and I recall my oldest Aunt speaking Swedish once in a while.

      If he had known anything about the muzzies he would have hated them for their treatment of women.

      He was a Monarchist.

      "Vat dis country needts ist gooot KING"

      Maybe he was right.

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    3. He left everything he had to his unmarried daughter, saying:

      "Take care of them all the best you can"

      She did just that.

      She never voted for anything but a Republican.

      She hated Hitler with a deep passion, and thought Churchill nearly Divine

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    4. And that is the the story of Grandfather.

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  17. Thanks for the excellent video of Malmo, Deuce.

    For the first time I get a little feel for what it is like....at least back then.

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  18. The Four Stages of Trump Denial Syndrome

    See: American Thinker

    What stage has Quirk arrived at ?

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    1. Denial

      Anger

      Shunning

      Conversion


      I believe Anger is Quirk's condition right now.

      He has not shunned us yet. He is still here fighting the good fight as he supposes.

      Let us hope and pray he does not ever reach full Conversion.

      At that point he has abandoned rationality, and may go full Antifa on us.

      I doubt this will come to pass.

      He simply has not the energy for it unless he stops walking his dog which will NOT ever happen.

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      As Daniel Patrick Moynihan would likely have put it, 'Trump defines deviancy down'; in Trump-world it is the norm.

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      Trump likes to define Washington as a corrupt swamp, all the while enriching himself by turning the White House into a money machine for advancing his far flung personal businesses.

      Trump has played golf about 85 times this year (so far), usually at his own resorts and clubs. He has spent about a third of the days of his presidency 'working' at facilities he still owns.

      Part of this is no doubt because he is comfortable there and has no fear of demonstrations or being asked embarrassing questions. However, there is little doubt he bills the government for the use of those facilities which is likely the reason for the lawsuits brought against him charging violations of the emoluments clause.

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    4. A court just threw out the first of said lawsuits as being not worthy of a hearing.

      This Judge was probably not a California Judge, I'd wager.

      I would also wager a 9th Circuit Judge would let the case be tried.

      Texans would exonerate, Californians would convict.


      This simple probability renders the whole issue political and not legal IMHO.

      If you don't like Trump the odds are high you will get a chance in three years to vote his ass out of office.

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      A court just threw out the first of said lawsuits as being not worthy of a hearing.

      No, it didn't. It ruled that the people who brought the suit didn't have standing.

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    6. Which means the Judge found that lawsuit not worthy of a hearing

      Another lawsuit or another Judge will result in a hearing most likely.

      I think it is a political issue.

      Let Congress impeach and let the Senate try his ass, or let the people vote him out of office.

      The TDS folk are trying to use the courts to accomplish that which they failed to do at the ballot box.

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      No, the judge did not find the lawsuit 'not worthy' of a hearing. It never got to the point as to whether there was legal basis for the case. The plaintiffs were unable to prove that they were affected directly by Trump's actions or that it involved such a broad constitutional issue that it potentially affected other people.

      You are right in saying it was a judgement call by the court that could be reversed in other circumstances.

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      Standing is a common argument for the defense.

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  19. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan would likely have put it, 'Trump defines deviancy down'; in Trump-world it is the norm.

    ... Trump's deviancy proceeded by the stalwarts of humanitarianism: Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama.

    1. Panama was invaded by Bush Sr. as part of the drug war, killing perhaps 3,000.

    2. As early as 1992 the US knew Iraq had given up its weapons of mass destruction, and the sanctions remained. And that’s how Clinton wanted it to stay. In 1997 he declared, “the sanctions will be there until the end of time or as long as he lasts.”

    The embargo was war by other means. The effects of the sanctions were catastrophic. Iraq experienced shortages of food, medicine, and clean drinking water. And a 1995 Lancet study sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization concluded that 576,000 children under the age of five perished because of the policy.

    3. Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study concluding that the death toll from 10 years of the “War on Terror” since the 9/11 attacks is at least 1.3 million, and could be as high as 2 million.

    The lot of them have killed in the millions and blew over $7 Trillion. Their actions created ISIS and refugees in the millions.

    You conclude that Trump defines deviancy down?

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    1. Without a doubt Trump deviates from the sorry four that preceded him.

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    2. Panama is better off with Noriega in a prison cell where he deserves to be for marketing addictive poisons.

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      Yea, I argue Trump defines deviancy down.

      Save your comparative morality. If someone is an asshole, the fact that others are bigger assholes doesn't make him any less of an asshole.

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    4. Trump is not an asshole, he's an f ing psychopath.

      You are letting the man off way too easy Quirk.

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      Sorry, I thought that was a given.

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  20. Quirk has been affected directly by Trump's actions, help is available:

    https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

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