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Scroll down for other posts that have appeared since Wednesday. Certain posts at Gates of Vienna, among them those by Takuan Seiyo, tend to attract the attention and comments of people who are preoccupied with the Jews. I generally delete such comments without publishing them.
Before I deleted it, I sent it to Takuan, just to show him what was coming in. He suggested that I go ahead and post it, followed by his response. Some interesting points, a lot of waffle and some errors. Top class, modern historians now regard that figure as grotesquely disproportionate.
It is one of the most successful internationsal businesses of all time. You have the temerity to post this kind of Nazi apologist garbage in a comments thread of an article by a writer whose gentile grandparents had been murdered in a concentration camp and whose gentile mother spent two years in a labor-extermination camp, was a state witness in the post-war trial of its commandant, and relayed her wartime experiences to this writer directly.
Moreover, a writer who was born and grew up one hour by car from Auschwitz and three kilometers from the plant where the firm Hoch und Tiefbau AG had built the crematoria for that camp.
In which, alone, 2. Moreover, you desecrate the memory of Witold Pilecki plus other Polish officer escapees from Auschwitz who produced written reports, e. I am omitting here reports by Jewish escapees, for example the Vrba-Wetzler report, as well as the fate of the Jewish part of my family during the war, so as to skirt the whole specious Joooos-tainted-it aspect of your comment.
The lowest for Auschwitz, for instance by the Polish historian Franciszek Piper , cites 1. The highest figure cited for Auschwitz is 4 million. However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo.
See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments. For over 60 years, White mea-culpists have had a firm grip in all fields of cultural mind imprinting: Their main endeavor has been to enforce their compulsory e.
K and discretionary e. Nor the evils of the worldwide Islamic Inquisition which — not in the 16th century but now, in the 21st, condemns Muslim apostates to barbaric execution. Instead, aggressive White androphobes of all genders which I can no longer count are decimating the philogynous and egalitarian West. Equality psychos are tearing down the most egalitarian society that ever existed except for initial communist experiments, before they turned bloody. American Jews, at the apex of the greatest fortune and philosemitic tolerance their long diaspora has ever bestowed on their kind, are busy supporting all the ideologies and policies that demolish their safe harbor and build up their Muslim, Black and Third World enemies.
Leftoid masochists and the Christian meek call for returning Hawaii to the Hawaiians and capitulating before a massive Mexican reconquista of one-third of America. The rightful Etruscan landowners are not bearing angry placards in front of the Vatican.
The Japanese are not planning to relinquish Hokkaido to its original owners, the Ainu. The tall, white and fair-haired Chachapoyas of the Andean forest have, alas, no remnants left to sue the Incas for genocide in a Peruvian court of law. However, even that great moral abyss of Western civilization — the Holocausts — stands out more in its industrialized and organizational features than it does either in the quality of its hatefulness or its relative or even absolute volumes.
In relative numbers, in just one year, , the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, killed off a total of one million, in a population of 7 million. Is it more humane to go by a stroke of a blunt machete than by a whiff of Zyklon B? The Khmer Rouge murdered at least 2 million Cambodians between and Is it more humane to die by wallops from a Cambodian pickaxe handle than by a bullet from a German Mauser?
Inscription on the back in German: There is a special horror attached to the Third Reich, because those were 20 th century Europeans, Christians, and in many ways the smartest, most civilized people on Earth. But the Holocausts do not prove that Whites are worse than other people, just that they are no better. The history of the Third Reich also proves that with the right formula of economic blowup, misery and humiliation, sparked by charismatic evil, no people are immune to such horror, at no time.
Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends his translation of an article and interview with two respectable high-profile Muslim leaders in Oslo, who have strongly negative opinions about Jews and the worldwide Jewish conspiracy. A new trend seems to have developed in the Islamic community in Norway: It should also be pointed out that this is the same mosque that the Norwegian police apologized so profusely to last year for the fact that we have freedom of speech in Norway.
The translated article from Dagsavisen:. Many Norwegians have a negative view on Islam due to Jewish domination of the media. We are visiting Central Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat, the mosque with the largest member base in Norway, to talk to its spiritual leader. The mosque was founded in and currently has more than 5, members. The Imam begins by explaining that all three heavenly religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are sacred to them. Many people are unaware of this fact, says Sarwar. I did exactly what you said: It was pretty quick and easy to do.
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I don't have all the best tools, but got these installed in around 45 minutes. I started it up in the garage and wasn't quite sure it was much quieter. Well, I took it out for a ride,. I can still hear the throatiness of the pipes, but the decibles are greatly reduced to just the sound I want. Thank you, Thank you. For me the sound is perfect. I just put the Cobras on a week ago and was wondering if I should put the stock pipe back on, but now I have the perfect sound.
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You did both and your customer service is excellent! Keep up the good work. I have a Vulcan LT. The baffles sound great. The Cobra pipes where too loud before - now the sound is perfect and a lot less popping. But after a couple of years and about 40, KM, I was gettting very tired of the noise. So I ordered a set of your quiet baffles.
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The sound is great. I would reccomend this to any one. Took only about 10 minutes per side to install with no problems. I had repacked the baffles but they were still too loud, getting older I guess, LOL. Anyway after installing the Quiet Baffle I noticed the difference immediately on start up. Now when I ride at highway speed I don't have the harshness of the bark of the pipes rattling my ears.
Great job on the design, great job on the customer service, and keep up the good work. I bought my Honda VTX from my brother-in-law. Great bike, but just a little too loud for me with custom pipes. With your part installed I am very impressed that the sound doesn't all drown out, but the popping is gone and the dB range reduced to a reasonable level. Hard Krome K2. I got plenty of compliments about the way they sounded and I certainly know a lot of Harley riders who are probably harder of hearing than I am who love them but after a few minutes of riding I felt the "jack hammer" effect.
So, after weeks of deliberation I finally had my Smartpartz baffles installed. When I pulled up in my car to pick up my bike after the install my mechanic had just started my bike and he kinda shrugged as if to say, "No difference to me" and they sounded about as loud as I'd remembered them. But, when I got on. I could actually hear the hum of the front part of the motor which I'd remember hearing on my previous bikes but hadn't heard on this one.
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Second, they fit perfectly. Third, they sound great, exactly the sound I was looking for. Air Pollution June 2 Summit Celebrity Cruises As indicated below May 25 , the cruise ending today was shortened to 6 days because of the need for ship repairs. It is indicated there that "compensation appeared generous", but one passenger has written to say that that was not the case: After the cruise we inquired where our credit was, at which time we were told that our rate was too low, and thus we didn't qualify for the credit.
Consequently, Pacific Sun's night round cruise from Sydney on June 14 will be cut to seven nights and will terminate in Auckland and her night round voyage from Sydney on July 4 will be replaced with a seven-night cruise from Auckland to Sydney on July 7.
Cancellations May 30 QEII Cunard Line British media report that police are investigating a woman's claim that she was sexually assaulted aboard the cruise ship on May A year-old crew member was arrested in connection with the allegation.
On the disembarkation day at Seattle , we saw the big baggage cage moving luggage from the pier to the ship drop some bags into the ocean. At least 8 bags fell right into the drink and were fished out of the ocean and from under the Edgewater Hotel. We never heard what compensation was made for these unlucky travelers. Then on the last night the 28th security rushed by us while we were walking the deck.
An obviously intoxicated man was straddling the railing and threatening to "end it all. Apparently, he had been drinking and losing in the casino for some time that night.
The ship left Southampton on a night Mediterranean cruise on May 19 and returns June 5. Guests were "disappointed, and the ship's owners were apoplectic.
Christening May 25 Summit Celebrity Cruises In order to replace a radial-bearing unit that is showing premature wear in the ship's starboard propulsion system, the May 27 cruise is being shortened by one day meaning the stop in Ketchikan is dropped and the June 3 cruise is cancelled.
Passengers affected appear to have been generously compensated. Cancellations May 23 Voyager of the Seas Royal Caribbean International Several passengers including postings at Cruise Critic have said there was an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the May 15th cruise.
I have received e-mail saying there was also illness on the cruise beginning May Here are numbers provided by the CDC: May 15 - Illness May 23 Carnival Destiny Carnival Cruise Lines The ship lost power and propulsion at 7AM -- it was dead in the water for 8 hours and without electricity and air conditioning for about two hours.
The engines were finally operational at 3 PM and the ship headed to St. Lucia, skipping Aruba as a port of call. See here for detailed description. Loss of Power and Propulsion Problems May 23 Carnival Legend Carnival Cruise Lines Several passengers report the ship altered course to rescue a man on a small vessel who became ill while traveling alone from Florida to Portugal.
The man was transferred to hospital in San Juan the next day. No further details are known. Their couple's belongings were found in a pile on one of the decks, but this was consistent with what they did every night. The FBI investigated but the case was closed. The couple is presumed to have died at sea, but of unknown cause.
It remains a mystery for the couple's family. See here for more info. In the Washington Dining Room at the 8: She fell off and landed on top of a round table and everyone commented on how amazing it was that not even a glass was broken. At that time, there were moans from a woman who had been unnoticed but was laying under the table, having been hit by the woman who fell. The woman suffered a broken neck and has since had surgery. The husband of the woman who was hit has posted multiple times on Cruisemates.
Injury -- Request for witnesses May 14 Thomson Celebration Thomson Cruises Cruise canceled and passengers flown home after the plumbing in cabins failed. The year-old ship left Southampton on May 8 for a night cruise but major problems with a pump was discovered three days later, making some cabins and public toilets unusable.
Passengers will get a refund and 25 per cent off their next booking. George's, Bermuda, it knocked into three yachts moored in Powder Hall anchorage and almost sucked one yacht under — as its passengers screamed for help on the radio. There were no known injuries, but the ship's propeller appears to have been damages. Collision with yachts May 9 Enchantment of the Seas Royal Caribbean International Heavy seas did some damage as the ship was heading to Rotterdam where it is scheduled to undergo a dry dock lengthening at Keppel Verolme Shipyard.
Five stateroom windows were broken, causing some water damage on decks two and three. No one was injured and there was no significant damage to the ship which was carrying workers but no revenue passengers. Tropez and stopped at Toulon instead. The change was due to encountering high winds force eight gales and high seas. Buses were provided for transportation from St. Tropez to the ship. The vessel is expected to arrive back in New York at 5 p.
The May 9 cruise will operate on schedule. The cancelled cruises are a four-night cruise from Brisbane to Auckland departing June 4 and a night "Samoa Sunrise" cruise from Auckland departing June 8. Cancellation May 1 Ocean Jewel Titan Cruise Lines For the second consecutive weekend, bad weather and high seas left guests stranded aboard the ship in the Gulf of Mexico. On April 30 and April 24, high waves prevented shuttles from docking with the casino ship and passengers remained onboard overnight until 8AM.
Illness April 25 Carnival Victory Carnival Cruise Line First Coast News in Jacksonville, FL reported a Massachusetts couple were bitten by bed bugs while on a cruise in March -- they woke in the middle of the night to find "40, 50, 60 bugs just crawling all over the top half of the bed" and that their bathrobe was covered with the adult bugs.
Carnival Cruise Line acknowledged the bed bug infestation and says a previous guest brought them onboard. Illness April 20 Grandeur of the Seas Royal Caribbean International The ship struck the pier in Costa Maya, Mexico, while docking causing a football-shaped puncture in the bow, on its starboard side, that was approximately 42 feet long and 5 feet wide at its widest point.
The puncture was in the first deck, approximately five feet above the waterline. The company said knot winds and a 3-knot current contributed to the incident. There were no injuries. This is the second suicide this year on the Queen Mary -- the first was in January when a US passenger killed himself while on a Caribbean cruise further details on the latter case are not available.
The wave knocked out windows in two passenger cabins and on the navigation bridge and damaged the ships hull -- the frame beneath the spare anchor was bent by the force of the anchor hitting the flat deck during the heavy seas. Four passengers were hurt, mainly by cuts from broken glass, and treated at the ship's infirmary. Two cabins were flooded and 60 others were damaged by water seeping from those where the windows broke out.
The ship was diverted to Charleston, SC for repairs and continued to New York, arriving one day later than scheduled. Some passengers chose to be flown home from Charleston rather than continuing on the ship. The following 7 day cruise was revised to 6 days. In addition, another tapestry was damaged and crew toilets were vandalized.
Three crew members were arrested when the ship docked in Southampton April Crew observed the man going overboard and he was rescued about 45 minutes after the initial "man overboard" alert. There was an ambulance on the pier when the ship arrived at St.
Maarten; his party was apparently not allowed to remain on the ship. The ship lost half of the propulsion system. Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Instead we went to Cozumel Mexico. Propulsion problems April 11 Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean International A Florida couple was treated after being bitten by hundreds of bed bugs during a vacation cruise on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, according to Local 6 News.
Start of the cruise was delayed after the ship arrived 8 hours late into Norfolk, VA on April 10th -- it had engine problems and encountered heavy weather. The current cruise will skip Half Moon Cay to make up time, and because of engine problems also skipped San Juan. That was the case in San Diego.
These are reminders not to travel without adequate health insurance that will cover such emergencies. Airlift ill pax April 8 Carnival Cruise Line Carnival in a regulatory filing made yesterday said it has meritorious defense against a lawsuit claiming it failed to pay overtime to as many as 15, cruise ship workers. The suit was filed on behalf of a half-dozen waiters, cabin attendants and kitchen employees on various Carnival ships.
It contends that they worked more than 70 hours a week and were not paid overtime as specified in an employment agreement. See South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Police said the ship — owned by US firm Uniworld — went off course due to technical reasons. It could not go into reverse and smashed into a dock, destroying a terrace and part of the restaurant. About 20 people were seated on the terrace when the accident occurred.
A young girl was treated in hospital with head wounds after she fell trying to escape. Two people on the boat were injured. Work was needed to strengthen the restaurant's foundations due to the danger of collapse and will remain temporarily closed. The m ship was also severely damaged in the incident. The moral of the story is don't trust your valuables to those wearing a uniform onboard a ship -- vigilance should be maintained both on and off the ship.
April 3 Zenith Celebrity Cruises From a passenger: As you know, there was widespread illness on the Zenith sailing that returned to JAX on March 13, The illness continued on the following cruise ending March 27 as well. They had sprayed down with disinfectant all the public area surfaces and left it there to dry mirrors, walls, handrails, etc. They had installed gel hand sanitizers at the entrance to all food service areas, and would not allow "serve yourself" in buffet lines for the first week.
Then they eased up, wiped down all the surfaces and let us help ourselves. Then people started getting ill. From what I heard, approx. The bad part was they made it sound like pax would get free treatment at the ship's doctor for flu like symptoms, in an effort to control another outbreak. No compensation was offered for staying quarantined for 72 hours, or for the medical treatment. Second cruise in a row with an outbreak.
Illness April 1 Amsterdam Holland America Line A California woman and her son have sued Holland America Line after getting sick on a South America cruise in March where they said toilets overflowed and crew members were seen with prostitutes at ports of call. Lawsuit March 31 Pride of Aloha NCL America A complaint accuses Norwegian Cruise Line's Hawaii staff of reusing fruit garnishes, suggesting passengers cut up bath towels to make hand towels and using unlined garbage cans for ice.
Blue World Travel Corp. The company today announced cancellation of five more cruises. The vessel will be out of action until June. These earlier illnesses were reported by passengers but were not reported by the CDC because cruises that don't include a US port in their itinerary are not required to report health outbreaks to the CDC.
Illness March 29 Sapphire Princess Princess Cruises According to passengers, the ship is still experiencing engine problems and is "limping its way to Singapore. They're skipping their Viet Nam stop. The delay was made worse by a lengthy but unsuccessful search for a crew member who went overboard. Illness March 23 Infinity Celebrity Cruises The March 27th 10 night cruise from Ensenada to Honolulu is cancelled to the ship can enter dry dock to replace the starboard thrust bearing in the ship's propulsion system.
The company expects the ship to return to service on April 6. Passengers on the canceled sailing were given a full refund and a free cruise of 10 days or less in the coming year.
The day cruise began on March 9th in Sydney. Passengers were offloaded in Noumea and flown back to Brisbane by charter flight. The following cruise was also canceled because repairs would not be completed in time. According to the reports of dive masters with Aqua Safari, the force of the propellers raised sediment so that it was impossible to see the palm of your hand.
This situation produced panic among the divers who feared for their lives and risked being sucked up into the enormous propellers. The incident is being investigated. The ship's departure was delayed three hours. Put more simply, the dive shop explained the situation as follows: The basic theme is the Inspiration fell asleep and went broadside to the wind as the front came in. It is amazing no one was killed. Missing March 16 Statendam Holland America Line West Hawaii Today received numerous calls that the ship discharged what appeared to be "brown water" into Kailua Bay for about 15 minutes to 20 minutes before it moved further out to sea.
Several of the callers reported the discharge left a "brown mark" on the vessel's side. There was an outbreak of influenza and bronchitis on the cruise from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Valparaiso, Chile.
It was very widespread, as it seemed that nearly everyone was coughing severely. Nearly everyone we met on the ship was infected. I know of one hospitalization in Puerto Montt, and the person was left there. I was given an antiviral med and Z-Pak antibiotic, as was nearly everyone that I talked to.
At no time during the cruise did the captain or any other crew member acknowledge that there was a problem, except the doctor. Rumor has it that several people got off the ship in Buenos Aires with possible pneumonia. The state's agreement with the cruise ships allows such discharges at least a mile out from shore while traveling at least 6 knots. Environmental March 12 Ecstasy Carnival Cruise Line The ship will depart late after its arrival is delayed by continuing engine problems.
According to the Houston Chronicle: Carnival hopes a problem the ship's engines can be fixed at the dock today by technicians flown in to do the job, but if the problem persists, passengers who choose to sail anyway face the possibility of a slow "cruise to nowhere" in the Gulf of Mexico instead of scheduled visits to the Mexican ports and beaches of Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. It was expected to arrive at Progreso, Mexico Thursday where the faulty part would be replaced but weather conditions prevented it from docking.
It is now a "cruise to nowhere. Engine problems March 7 Ecstasy Carnival Cruise Line The ship's return to Galveston was delayed 14 or more hours because of a malfunction of the propulsion system on its return from a trip to Mexico.
It was expected to dock no earlier than 10 PM rather than the 8 AM scheduled disembarkation. The departure of the following cruise was delayed until 3 AM on Tuesday morning.
The cruise returns to Jacksonville in another week, so the numbers will likely increase. So we spent the next 6 days off the coast of Florida. About 6 AM kitchen crew saw the man fall from an upper deck and a life ring was thrown to him. He was pulled from the water 30 minutes later. Illness caused by salmonella. Both my husband and I got the norwalk virus and I know lots of other people got norwalk. Another passenger reported that approximately half of the passengers onboard became ill.
Cruises that don't include a US port in their itinerary are not required to report health outbreaks to the CDC. A passenger died when the ship was off Vanuatu on an 11 day cruise from Sydney. It is believed the man died of natural causes, but there hasn't been a post-mortem so all that is know for sure is that he is dead.