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ATW OPEN THREAD

By Pete Moore On July 27th, 2019

Any outrage about?

I see that the Supremes have approved $2.5bn of Pentagon funds for a section of wall on the southern border. The decision is by 5 to 4, strangely enough. The PSNI says that so-called dissidents attempted to murder police officers last night. Egan Bernal has won the Tour at the incredible age of 22. Also, a Chinese football club is about to pay a constantly injured Gareth Bale a million quid a week, which is completely gauche.

Have yourselves an Open Thread. This one is decorated with Eguisheim, a village in Alsace. Therefore in France, but historically and culturally German, as we can see. Tell us what you know –

21 Responses to “ATW OPEN THREAD”

  1. Beautiful picture.

  2. lovely plumage…. the Norwegian Blue.

  3. //completely gauche.//

    Really, Pete. I’m going to tell Jacob on you.

    Eradicate all that decadent French influence.

    //Therefore in France, but historically and culturally German,//

    It must be really awkward, even absurd, for a place to deny so much of its history, like they have to do in parts of Poland and Czech Rep etc. It’s one thing to claim it was once occupied by the German empire, but to pretend the people who used to live there, including the famous people who lived there, spoke French (Polish/Czech) is madness.

  4. Danzig (Gdansk) is the same, although the irony here is that the eastern provinces are the only part of Germany populated by Europeans.

  5. One trick pony Allan strikes again. Sorry, two tricks, blacks AND Jews 😉

  6. Jews? Fellow-whites, as I showed recently. Have you forgotten already?

    Anyway, here’s what’s facing France and Germany……..

    https://www.takimag.com/article/integration-and-immigration/

    While whites made up 84.5 percent of public school students in 1970, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center forecast America’s public schools will be only 46.2 percent white in the coming school year.

    That’s population replacement. Surely even the most stupid and innumerate can’t dispute that?

  7. a village in Alsace. Therefore in France, but historically and culturally German, as we can see.

    Yes Pete. Alsace has changed hands between Germany and France on several occasions. It was annexed by Bismarck after the defeat of France in 1871. This led to the famous remark of the French ambassador to Britain to his German counterpart when they bumped into each other in a waiting room in the Foreign Office in August 1914. The German ambassador entered and politely asked the French ambassador if he had been waiting long. The French ambassador replied “Yes, about 40 years.”

  8. My family fled Alsace after the defeat in 1871. Ended up in America.

  9. Interesting Charles.

    I read that many who emigrated from Alsace after 1871 went to Germany or Austria-Hungary. The meeting between the two ambassadors in the Foreign Office took place the day after Austria-Hungary had declared war on Serbia and two days before Britain declared war on Germany. They were both hoping that Britain was on their side by either staying neutral (Germany) or declaring war (France). Unfortunately Britain made the wrong decision and joined in a war that it didn’t need to join.

  10. This is the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department of NYC:

    http://www.fsmfd.org/LatestNewsStory.php?nSI=1350828205

    Board of Fire Commissioners Adopts 9/11 Resolution

    July 25, 2019

    Resolution approved unanimously by the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District Board of Commissioners on July 24, 2019:

    Whereas, the attacks of September 11, 2001, are inextricably and forever tied to the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department;

    Whereas, on September 11, 2001, while operating at the World Trade Center in New York City, firefighter Thomas J. Hetzel, badge #290 of Hook and Ladder Company #1, Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department of New York, was killed in performance of his duties, along with 2,976 other emergency responders and civilians;

    Whereas, the overwhelming evidence presented in said petition demonstrates beyond any doubt that pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries — not just airplanes and the ensuing fires — caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings, killing the vast majority of the victims who perished that day;

    NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District fully supports a comprehensive federal grand jury investigation and prosecution of every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as any and all efforts by other government entities to investigate and uncover the full truth surrounding the events of that horrible day.

  11. Austria-Hungary fascinates me. Its collapse was one of the great tragedies of the 20th century.

  12. //I read that many who emigrated from Alsace after 1871 went to Germany or Austria-Hungary.//

    Surely most of those who emigrated after the province became part of Germany would have from the French minority and would have gone to France.

    The German empire annexed only part of the province in 1871*, generally the German-speaking part, and the French population in German A-L was relatively small (I think around 15%).
    Germany’s argument for having the province was generally linguistic and ethnic (at least officially), where’s France’s argument was that it was within the “natural boundaries” of France (i.e. west of the Rhine river)

    * Karl Marx predicted at the time that this would lead to a major war, one that Germany would lose.
    But the prophet is never recognised in his own country.

  13. //Its collapse was one of the great tragedies of the 20th century.//

    Yes. I’m in Slovenia and the general feeling here is that the disintegration of the AH empire was a great mistake.
    I used to know an older woman here, who remembered the time when Franz-Josef was emperor, and she said the people were never happier than they were then.
    Which may be a bit of exaggeration; but all the subject nations enjoyed a great degree of cultural freedom and the time.
    The Serb nationalists who killed the heir apparent in Sarajevo would have been lynched by the locals if the police hadn’t protected them.

  14. I question whether Allan’s link is to an accurate story

  15. Surely most of those who emigrated after the province became part of Germany would have from the French minority and would have gone to France.

    Noel, you are correct as far as my family is concerned. My grandfather’s father (French speaking) was born in Alsace right on the Swiss border. He joined the French Army in 1872 in Belfort and came to America in 1875. I still have his discharge paper.

  16. Phantom

    Your 10:21pm comment could have been written any day in the last several years 😉

  17. The Serb nationalists who killed the heir apparent in Sarajevo would have been lynched by the locals if the police hadn’t protected them

    Interesting comment about a city where the majority population are descendents of the predominent Ottoman religion.

  18. Just make all that local fire Long Island NY department

    I suspect that he has given us a sophisticated and fraudulent link

  19. —I just may call — that local…

  20. Phantom – possibly. After all, what could be more dangerous than

    a comprehensive federal grand jury investigation and prosecution of every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001,

    given that

    overwhelming evidence presented in said petition demonstrates beyond any doubt that pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries — not just airplanes and the ensuing fires — caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings, killing the vast majority of the victims who perished that day;

    Not strictly correct – huge numbers have died of respiratory diseases since 9/11

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djKIlXz8WJs

  21. We’re aware that first responders and others have suffered from respiratory disease which stem from the 9/11 attacks.