Category Archives: Europe

Forgotten People–Refugees

I am old enough to recall when, not thousands, but millions of people were refugees in Europe. World War II created the necessity for millions of people to leave one area that was once their home, and flee to another since their home was now part of a different nation. Today, hundreds of thousands are leaving the Middle East, and parts of Africa in search of  a new life. Ironically,  fewer and fewer people are moving from Mexico, despite the hysteria created by Donald Trump and fear mongers.

So, what happened when MILLIONS were refugees. I guess since so many people fell into that category, there was recognition of the need to do something. Frankly, most of them did not have any nation to return to. There were at least a million Jews who had survived the Holocaust, and the thought of returning to areas of Europe where their former neighbors had aided the Nazis made it impossible to return. So, wha to do today?

1. Europe and the US have to invest billions in the Middle East and Africa to develop jobs.

2. There is need for major water development projects to deal with decline in rainfall.

3. There is need for a regulated, reasonable number of refugees for each country in Europe and the US and Canada. Actually, Canada already is accepting Syrians.

4.How about each college in America sponsoring ten refugee students with free scholarships and room and board?

Just DO something!

Save Morality In France!

There is a picture in daily newspapers of four French policemen standing over a Muslim woman on a beach in Nice, France. They are ordering her to TAKE OFF CLOTHES because it is against French law, it is against French values, for women to be on a beach and wearing lots of clothes. For most of my 85 years of life, the issue was that women were taking off TOO MANY CLOTHES ON A BEACH. But, apparently, I did not get the message.

These days in France, somehow, what one wears is a matter of national security. In a nation that has endured several terrorist attacks, how in the hell did they ever reach the conclusion that mistreating Muslim women will result in FEWER terrorist attacks? I thought that in a democracy, one had the right to go swimming wearing a bathing suit. The French had bought secularism to a new level of insanity!

Donald Flunks History–Again

It is rather clear that Donald Trump and a history book never formed much of a friendship.  Donald on the origin of the European Union: “the reason it got together was like a  consortium  so that it could compete with the United States.” Now, if Donald Trump had taken my history course,he would have learned:

1. During World War II, most of Western Europe had been destroyed by the German army,and subsequent battles.

2. The American Marshal Plan was designed to help Europe rebuild itself, a condition for assistance from the US was for European nations to work together and share resources. America feared that unless Western Europe was rebuilt, communism might trump in their nations.

3. European nations came together AT THE REQUEST OF THE UNITED STATES. The last thing on their mind was competing with the United States. Their major reason was to restore the destroyed economies.

4. Actually, there was another  reason, American leaders wanted Europe to rebuild, SO THEY WOULD PURCHASE AMERICAN GOODS!!

Donald, have you tried reading a book?

Why Kids Kill

Another mass killing, another ongoing debate as to why some 18 year old boy who was educated in German schools after coming from Iran decided to blast away at a mall and murder nine people. Ali Sonboly and family  immigrated from Iran and he spent his childhood in Germany, a nation that has accepted a few million people from the Middle East. After his murderous rampage in a mall and at McDonald’s, ‘experts’ are now discussing why he became a terrorist.

Class mates indicate that “at school, Ali was often  bullied by others and really unpopular.  He seemed to have  hardly any friends.” This description fits  the Columbine boys who murdered their class mates in Colorado. The difference this time is that Ali had opportunities to read books such as “Why Kids Kill” and to spend hours engaging in discussions with angry Muslims.

The reason kids kill is clear –they confronted lives in which they came to believe they were outsiders and it was time to get revenge.





On To Russian Border

American troops are being sent to Latvia where they will conduct training exercises that are designed to show President Putin that NATO and the US mean business. These exercises are taking place in eastern Europe on  the border of Russia. Imagine:

1. Russian troops and missiles sent to Cuba. What would be the reaction of the US government? Oh, we know it. President Kennedy in 1962 demanded their removal.

2. Russian troops sent to Laos or Cambodia or any place in the Far East. America would demand their removal and argue about how Russia threatens peace in the world.

3. China is rebuilding rock formations in the  South China sea, and America demands their removal since they threaten world peace.

All US and NATO forces should leave any border positions next to Russia. These forces are provocative factors and do not ensure the safety of any east European nation.

Chaos In Britain

Following is what we do know about the situation in merry or not so merry England:

1. Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned.

2. A few folks are wondering why or how this Leave became official policy.

3. There is a bit of confusion in the Conservative and Labor parties as to who now leads them.

Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London led the fight to Leave the European Union. Naturally, he assumed since he was the leading Conservative to persuade a majority people to Leave, there was no one but himself to become the new Prime Minister. Michael Gove, Justice Minister, was his right hand man in working for the success of Leave. So, what happens after the WIN?

His buddy Michael Grove threw his name into the fight to become the new prime minister. “I wanted to build a team behind Boris Johnson so that a politician who argued for leaving the European Union could lead us just a little bit further. But, I have come reluctantly to the conclusion that Boris cannot  provide leadership  or build the team for the tasks ahead.”

Talk about placing knife in the back of your best friend!!

I’m Nigel Farage!

I’m Nigel Farage, and you’re not. I’m the blooming guy who got merry  old England away from those bloody foreign animals who want to over run our beloved country. I’m Nigel Farage and your one of those Eyetalian wogs or wine drinking cowardly frogs from  France. I’m the guy who is going to make England a great nation again. Sorry Donald, I’m REALLY the greatest leader in the world. I’m Nigel Farage and we people of England don’t need any bloody foreigners taking away our high paying jobs!

So,those bloody Icelandic football players beat us in the tournament, the reason is simple, our English spirit has been contaminated by all those foreign immigrants who take good jobs away from us shoveling shit and picking apples! Well, we English people are taking back those high paying jobs forever! And, don’t worry about stock markets and having foreign business leave England and return to the continent. Just remember, WE ARE ENGLISHMEN AND YOU ARE NOT!!

God bless the queen!

Donald Trump On England

The people of England voted by 52% to 48% to separate from England. Donald Trump happened to be in Scotland to open a new golf course so he naturally had to offer his views on the vote. First, he naturally blamed Obama for the vote count since the President urged England to remain. “A lot of people don’t like him.” He went on to predict that “the American people will have a chance come November to declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies.”

Ironically, Donald told the people of Great Britain they were right to leave, and he made these comments in Scotland which voted over 60% to REMAIN. As always, Donald Trump will simplify the most complex issue and reduce it to nonsense. At this point there is no poll indicating Donald Trump will get 50% of the vote.

David Cameron Goofed

British Prime Minister David Cameron was never compelled to seek a referendum on whether or not England should remain in the European Union. And, he lost his gamble. “I was absolutely clear  about my belief that Britain was stronger, safer and better off inside the EU. I made clear the referendum was about this, and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself. But, the British people made a different decision to take a different path. I think the country requires fresh leadership.”

He resigned. Leaders of the European Council made clear there would be no compromises for England. They indicated that England should “leave as soon as possible. There will be no renegotiation.”

So long its been good to know you.


John Oliver On Brexit

There are times when John Oliver sort of rants a bit too much,and there are times when his rants are right on target and quite humorous. He decided total on his native England which is in the midst of an election this week to determine if the UK will remain in the EU.

“Here is how I feel about the EU, it is a complicated, bureaucratic, ambitious,  overbearing, inspirational and constantly ambitious  institution, and Britain would be absolutely crazy to leave it., because, it it stays, it can reap the benefits   while still doing dick about everything.  And that is the British way.”

Who else can reduce a complex issue to a long sentence and get everything right11