“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Blast rocks sports center in Belgium’s Chimay, injuries reported

  - Not saying it's terrorism, but: loud explosion in a sports complex. Half of it came down. Fatalities are to be expected.

An explosion destroyed part of the sports center of Chalon in Chimay, during the night of Thursday to Friday . Several injuries were reported and emergency fear the presence of people who died in the violent décombres.Une explosion rocked the sports center and pool Chimay , located on the street Chalon Friday shortly after midnight , says spokesman Hainaut East emergency area. Several people remained in the premises at the time of the explosion that destroyed part of the building . Several injuries were reported and Chimay firefighters fear the presence of people who died in the rubble. The cause of the explosion remains unknown for now . ( Belga )


  1. Are Nonstop "Q"Nits the 'New Norm'?

    Are Nonstop Muslim Atrocities the 'New Norm'?

    Be wary of desensitization.

    August 25, 2016

    Raymond Ibrahim

    As hardly a few days pass without some Islamic terror attack in the West—recently and as of this writing an “Allahu Akbar” shouting Muslim man stabbed a Jew in France and an “Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslim woman ran over two policemen in Canada—the West risks becoming desensitized to and seeing Islamic violence as “just another part of life.”

    The words and deeds of Western leaders are not helping. After the Islamic terror attack in Nice, France, where 84 were killed, counterterrorism chief Patrick Calvar said: “Today, France is clearly the most threatened country. The question about the threat is not to know ‘if’ but ‘when’ and ‘where’.” Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that “Terrorism … is a threat that weighs heavily on France and will continue doing so for a long time.”

    As if such resignation wasn’t bad enough, at the memorial event for the 84 Nice victims, Valls declared, “Times have changed and we should learn to live with terrorism.”

    Actually, the main thing to change with time in France is its demography. The largest Muslim population of Europe resides there and, in accordance’s with Islam’s Rule of Numbers, is the real reason why France “should learn to live with terrorism.”

    More apathy was in the air during the Munich massacre, where a Muslim gunman killed nine.

    While somberly addressing the massacre still in progress—with the usual boilerplate “our hearts go out to [X victim of terror]”—U.S. President Obama managed to crack a joke, grin, chuckle, and draw laughter from his audience.

    After all, what is the big deal? Shouldn’t we be used to Muslims rampaging and killing by now? And really, what’s nine dead compared to the many hundreds killed by Islamic terrorists around the world in recent weeks?

    As for the leader of the nation where the attack took place, Angela Merkel waited almost 24 hours before she delivered yet another perfunctory speech containing all the usual words, condolences, and platitudes.

    1. Then again, what was the hurry? Muslims abusing, raping, and killing Germans in Germany is old hat. A new poll by ZDF found that a record 75 percent of Germans “expect”—which is not unlike accept—more terror attacks in their nation. Must a statement be made after every single one?!

      Needless to say, lesser Islamic terror attacks which once would’ve been extremely newsworthy and received condemnation from the highest echelons of the political wrung now receive perfunctory or no media coverage and little comment.

      On July 18 in Germany, another “Allahu Akbar” shouting, axe-waving Muslim attacked train passengers and critically injured five. The next day, on July 19 in France, a Muslim man stabbed a woman and her three daughters—the eight-year-old was left with a punctured lung and in critical condition—for being “scantily dressed.”

      No immediate comments from Merkel and Valls. (See here for numerous other examples of “minor” and “everyday” Muslim “disturbances” in Europe—such as vandalizing churches and urinating on St. Mary statues—that get little or no coverage or comment.)

      Western people had better wise up: in the field of behavioral psychology, “systematic desensitization” is a well-known and effective form of graduated exposure therapy used “to help effectively overcome phobias and other anxiety disorders.” Consider the following succinct definition with my relevant examples in brackets:

      Systematic desensitization is when the client [the West] is exposed to the anxiety-producing stimulus [Islamic violence] at a low level [reports and images of Islamic violence “over there” in the Mideast], and once no anxiety is present a stronger version of the anxiety-producing stimulus is given [reports of violence closer to home, in the West]. This continues until the individual client [the West] no longer feels any anxiety towards the stimulus [Islamic violence].

      Is this the plan? Are the “global elite” producing situations, such as the manufactured “migrant crisis,” that cause the West to experience incrementally worse forms of Islamic violence, until it becomes desensitized, loses its “phobia”—in this case, “Islamophobia”—and simply “learns to live with terrorism,” in the words of France’s prime minister?

      Indeed, if the attacks were to fall back to, say, just once a month, many might accept that as a “positive step” they can live with—at least in comparison to what they’ve been seeing, including four savage Islamic attacks in one recent week in Germany alone.

      “Conspiracy theories” aside, a much better way exists. Acknowledge the truth—Islam is inherently violent and intolerant—and build policies on this truth. A ban on or serious vetting of Muslim immigration—which a majority of Americans support—and close monitoring of already existing mosques and Islamic centers would virtually eliminate Islamic terror from America.

    2. "Q" - desensitized from birth ?


  2. Emergency services in Belgium are at the scene of the Plaine Chalon sports center in the town of Chimay after a large explosion, officials say. At least one person has been killed and two others are seriously injured. (more)

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    The incident happened just after midnight local time on Friday when a powerful explosion ripped through Plaine Chalon, which is a sports centre located along Rue de Chalon. A number of people were inside the complex.

    Chimay is near the border with France and about 89 kilometers (55 miles) south of Brussels.

    It was not immediately known what caused the late night explosion, but there were no immediate indications that the blast was the result of terrorism, a law enforcement source said. Authorities have yet to released other information.

    According to initial reports, at least one person has been killed and two other people have been injured. It is unknown whether anyone else is still trapped underneath the rubble, as a part of the building has collapsed.

    We’re working to gather more information.

  3. An explosion has rocked a sports facility in Belgium, injuring an unknown number of people and partly destroying the building.

    Local news agency Belga says the cause of the blast at the sport centre in the city of Chimay isn't yet know.

  4. Face Eating Fratboy:
    'This is the biggest nightmare': Father of 'cannibal' frat boy breaks down on Dr Phil as he apologizes to victims' family and tells how his son guzzled vegetable oil on the night of murder

  5. Reuters has reported that it's suspected a gas accident, rather than a terror attack, caused the explosion.


    A rescue services spokesman has told Belgian newspaper Het Laatse Niews that a large section of the building had collapsed and that people were feared trapped in the rubble, the AP reported.

  6. DRAMA: 1/3 of Huma Abedin emails 100% redacted... Information on Clinton server too sensitive even for Congress....DRUDGE

    Just how in hell did Huma get her nose into all this super-sensitive information ? Why is she reading it ?

    What else has her nose been into ?

  7. Julian Assange coming up soon on The Kelly File on Fox News.

  8. Judicial Watch’s release this week of 725 pages of State Department emails involving Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin demonstrates the Obama administration considers a large percentage of the emails sent through Clinton’s private server too sensitive for Congress or the American public to read.


    Previous releases of Clinton emails have forced the Obama administration to admit highly sensitive State Department information was transmitted over Clinton’s private email server.

    On July 7, Charles McCullough, the inspector general of the intelligence community for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, admitted his office did not have the security clearances required to read the emails transmitted over Clinton’s private email server that Congress was demanding to see.

  9. .

    Idaho BobThu Aug 25, 08:13:00 PM EDT

    "Q" - desensitized from birth ?

    Idaho Faux Farmer - Hysterical from birth or just since he started reading jihadwatch and frontpagemag?

    It's a puzzlement.

    "B"-Nits of the Day - August 25, 0216

    (Daily headlines from Huffington Post - Crime)

    College Student Accused Of Killing 2, Eating Victim’s Face

    Woman Stabs Husband With Scissors After He Drinks Her Beer: Police

    Accused Subway Masturbator Chased Off NYC Train In Shame

    Gunman Sought In Killing Of Muslim Cleric, Associate In Front Of NYC Mosque

    Server Fires Shots During Steak House Brawl With Customers: Cops

    Colorado Sheriff Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Inmate With Developmental Disabilities

    Police Killing Of Deaf Motorist Prompts Calls For Better Law Enforcement Training

    Prisoner Takes Down Fellow Inmate During Vicious Attack On Officer

    Farmer, 13 Cows Die From 'Deadly Dome' Of Manure

    New York Man Charged With Murder For Killing Of Imam And Associate

    Woman Told Police She Was Afraid Of Husband Weeks Before He Killed Entire Family

    Dad Allegedly Accidentally Shoots And Kills 11-Year-Old Who 'Scared Him'

    'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer Sentenced To Death For Los Angeles Murders

    Florida Officer Accidentally Kills Woman During Community Training Exercise

    Couple Arrested At Mexico Border With Toddler’s Body In Bag: Cops

    Convicted Road Rage Killer Is Fatally Shot In Similar Altercation 15 Years Later

    Video Shows Airport Security Tackling Cancer Patient With Disability

    Cops Catch Burglary Suspects Passed Out In Car At Crime Scene

    Wounded K9 Found 2 Days After Shooting That Killed Arkansas Deputy


    (Headlines from Crime Daily)

    Belgian sports center explosion kills at least 1

    Calif. couple arrested after killing woman, kidnapping 3 kids

    Tenn. cop fatally shot after responding to domestic violence call

    Indy man shot by police after dialing 911 home from hospital

    LA mom charged in death of malnourished son found in closet

    St. John's student killed in Chicago praised at funeral

    Girl, 10, injected with meth, sexually assaulted & dismembered

    Toronto crossbow attack leaves three people dead, one injured

    Two nuns found murdered in Mississippi home in suspected robbery

    Mysterious death of prominent Dallas lawyer ruled homicide

    Ukrainian man who faked being a Pa. HS student pleads guilty

    Turtle blown up by Pa. men who strapped explosives to shell

    Terror suspect unfit for trial due to aliens, Illuminati beliefs

    SEE IT: Father of Fla. teen calls bite attack 'biggest nightmare'

    Texas waiter opens fire after fight with customer over lunch

    More Crime Headlines...

    But here is an interesting one...

    Terror suspect unfit for trial due to aliens, Illuminati beliefs

    Type 'national crime news' into a google search and you will get over 28,000,000 hits.

    Interesting factoid:

    Early in the last century when women were diagnosed as hysterical the proposed cure was masturbation.


  10. Among the plots that 22-year-old Adel Daoud has broached in court was that the judge was herself "a reptilian overlord" and that his own attorneys were in cahoots with the Illuminati, Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said in explaining her decision at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago.


    Defense lawyer Thomas Durkin had told Coleman that it would be impossible for him to defend a client at trial who believes his attorneys are in league with the Illuminati. Durkin has argued for years that federal stings tend to snare psychologically vulnerable youth, not committed would-be terrorists.

    "Unquestionably, this supports that contention," he said about Coleman's finding Thursday.

  11. "Q"uestion of the Day

    What is the difference between a "B"Nit and a "Q"Nit ?

    Answer coming soon when I get around to it.

    Right now I'm reading how the laws of physics may NOT be the same everywhere -

    Our Solar System Is In A Unique Part Of The Universe Just Right For Life

    Is it possible "Q" was born at the very outer edges of the "Goldilocks Zone" ?

  12. Siberian Money Pit:

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  14. I finally broke down and took a selfie: