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By Pete Moore On May 15th, 2020 at 6:29 pm

Germany has made public burning of the EU flag or that of another country punishable by up to three years in jail, classing it as a hate crime.

The vote in the Bundestag (parliament) on Thursday makes defiling foreign flags equal to the crime of defiling the German flag.

The same applies for the EU anthem, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy theme.

The move followed Social Democrat (SPD) complaints about protesters’ burning of the Israeli flag in Berlin in 2017.

(Note how the BBC elevates the EU ahead of other nations in the opening line.)

This is a very bad law and it should not be obeyed if someone feels moved enough to burn a flag. In the end the burning of a flag is an opinion. It can be rude, uncharitable or even hurtful, but so can opinions.

In fact some flags deserve to be burned. The hammer and sickle is an emblem of purse evil of course. Anything with an AK-47 on it should go up in flames. The flags of ISIS, Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, they are good for burning. And yes, the burning of the EU flag is not only an opinion but a correct and enlightened one.

This is a stupid law which will only lead to absurd outcomes. Stupid laws always do that because they are made by unthinking people who pass them to signal their virtue.

The current temperature and it’s rising

By Patrick Van Roy On May 15th, 2020 at 4:56 pm

My comment on it……

Required Reading

By Patrick Van Roy On May 15th, 2020 at 3:56 pm

I agree with everything he has to say

By Patrick Van Roy On May 15th, 2020 at 3:38 am

And He should lose his job. 

Seattle Washington Officer Greg Anderson spoke the Truth he is currently under suspension from duty for this video, and in my view he should lose his Job.

What do you think?

May 14 1948

By Patrick Van Roy On May 14th, 2020 at 9:49 pm

Declaring itself independent from the British Mandate of Palestine, the Jewish state of Israel is established, and a provisional government put in place. The next day, the Arab-Israeli War will begin, and last for more than nine months before a ceasefire is announced.

Tick Tock

By Patrick Van Roy On May 14th, 2020 at 1:02 pm

The Policy that murdered 1000s

By Patrick Van Roy On May 14th, 2020 at 12:53 pm

A little good news

By Patrick Van Roy On May 14th, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Hey Judge Sullivan

By Patrick Van Roy On May 14th, 2020 at 12:40 pm


By Pete Moore On May 13th, 2020 at 8:14 pm

There actually must be an acceptable mortality rate.

The government published its lockdown exit strategy on Monday (pdf). On Page 16 it states: “there is no part of this plan that assumes an ‘acceptable’ level of infection or mortality.” This is obvious drivel, because there simply must be an acceptable level.

Risk is inherent in all of life, in everything we do. There is a tiny, but real, mortality rate from eating nuts. A few people react so badly that they die. But nuts are not banned. Warnings are simply issued and the risk managed. Everything we do is a managed risk. The Wuhan virus simply cannot be any different. Normal life could never have existed of governments had ever taken this principle to anything we have ever done.

The Prime Minister’s Forward states: “life will be different, at least for he foreseeable future.” He means unless and until a vaccine or cure is found. But they might never be found. We cannot distance ourselves from our loved ones, and we cannot refrain from doing so many things which make our lives, for many years, possibly forever. Life is not just being alive. It is doing the things which bring us happiness and reward.

If the virus is to become a permanent fact of life then we simply have to get on with accepting a tolerably low level of risk inherent in that.