EU Going South

It appears the EU is determined to go south this winter.

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  1. malagabay says:

    „Wie bescheuert ist das denn? Wir haben die dümmste Regierung Europas!“
    WAGENKNECHT teilt aus

    “How stupid is that? We have the stupidest government in Europe!”
    WAGENKNECHT dishes out

    WELT – 8 Sept 2022

    Germany has ‘stupidest government’ in Europe: MP

    Germany’s government is the “stupidest” in Europe for managing to embroil itself in a full-blown “economic war” with its top energy supplier, Russia, left-wing politician Sahra Wagenknecht said on Thursday.

    “The idea that we are punishing Putin by impoverishing millions of families in Germany and destroying our industry while Gazprom is making record profits – how stupid is that?” Wagenknecht wondered.

    The controversial speech met quite a mixed reaction, with Wagenknecht’s remarks scoring applause in the Bundestag from MPs of polar opposite political views, including members of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD). However, multiple left-wing politicians rushed to distance themselves from Wagenknecht’s statements and condemn her.

    Aletho News – Samizdat – 9 September 2022

    Sahra Wagenknecht (born Sarah Wagenknecht; 16 July 1969) is a German politician, economist, author and publicist. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Bundestag for The Left. From 2015 to 2019 she served as parliamentary co-chair of her party.

    Wikipedia – Sahra Wagenknecht

  2. Yry says:

    Context 2022:
    Multi-polar World versus Western Uni-polar stand or How to React.

    ” PARIS AS IT WAS AND AS IT IS ” Excerpts by Yry – (PART 1 of 2)

    Project Gutenberg’s EBook #8998: “Paris As It Was and As It Is”,
    by englishman Francis W. Blagdon covering years 1801-1802,
    i.e. 11 years after the French Revolution. Blagdon was the first person
    to have been authorized an entry to France to investigate this country.

    LETTER LXXII. – Paris, February 26, 1802.

    – You ask me “What the sciences, or rather the savans or men of science, have done for this [french] people?”
    – Let me premise, however, that the savans to whom I allude, must not be confounded with the philosophers, called Encyclopædists;
    – At the beginning of the 1789 revolution, every mind being turned towards politics, the Sciences were suddenly abandoned. Liberty formed the subject of every writing and every discourse:

    – The greater part of the savans remained simple spectators of the events which were preparing: not one of them openly took part against the revolution.
    Some involved themselves in it. …and were carried away by its torrent;

    – Powder was the article for which there was the most urgent occasion. The basis of it was saltpetre drawn from India. As the French were almost excluded from the sea, it was impossible to think of procuring saltpetre from India. All the abodes of men and animals were explored. Saltpetre was sought for even in the ruins of Lyons; & soda collected among the ashes of the forests of La Vendée.

    – The results of this grand movement would have been useless, had not the Sciences been seconded by new efforts.
    Pulverized charcoal, sulphur, and saltpetre were mixed, with copper balls, in casks which were turned round by hand. By these means, powder was made in 12 hours;

    – The following were the results of this grand movement at the beginning of the 3rd year of the Republic:

    *12 million pounds of saltpetre extracted from the soil of France in the space of nine months. Formerly, scarcely one million was drawn from it.
    *15 founderies at work for the casting of brass cannon. 30 iron ordnance founderies.
    *20 new manufactories for side-arms, directed by a new process. Before the war, there existed but one.
    *An immense manufactory of fire-arms established all at once in Paris.
    *188 workshops for repairing arms of every description.
    *Establishment of a manufactory of carbines, till then unknown in France.
    *Tar, necessary for the navy, found to be speedily extracted from the pine-tree.
    *Balloons and telegraphs converted into machines of war.
    *Arts relative to war simplified & improved by application of most learned theories.
    Secret establishment formed at Meudon for that purpose. Experiments on the oxy-muriate of potash, on fire-balls, on hollow-balls, on ring-balls, etc.
    *Great works begun for extracting from the soil of France everything that served for the construction, equipment, and supplies of ships of war.
    *Simple & luminous directions for fixing the art of making soap, and bringing it
    within reach of the meanest capacity.
    *Invention of the composition of which pencils now made in France, the black lead.
    *Discovery of a method for tanning, in a few days, leather which generally required several years’ preparation.
    *France territorial acquisitions came to an extent of 1,498 square leagues, and a [gain of] population of 4,381,266 individuals.


    LETTER LXXXII. Paris, March 19, 1802.

    – In the year 1800, PIETRO and FRANCESCO PIRANESI were welcomed, protected, and encouraged by the French government which granted to them the spacious and handsome premises of the ci-devant Collège de Navarre, where the the PIRANESI will shortly open as an ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS.
    – Footnote 1: The principal protector of the undertaking of the PIRANESI is JOSEPH BONAPARTE, who has not confined himself to assisting them in the capital.


    LETTER LXXXIII. Paris, March 22, 1802.

    – French mechanics have particularly distinguished themselves, since the Revolution, in the making of astronomical and philosophical instruments.
    – The characteristic difference of the present state of French industry is that most of the proprietors of the manufactories have received a scientific education.
    – In general, the rural inhabitants now lend a more attentive ear to instruction, and that prejudices have less empire over their reason.

    END OF PART 1 of 2

  3. Yry says:

    Context 2022:
    Multi-polar World versus Western Uni-polar stand or How to React

    ” PARIS AS IT WAS AND AS IT IS ” Excerpts by Yry – (PART 2 of 2)

    Project Gutenberg’s EBook #8998: “Paris As It Was and As It Is”,
    by englishman Francis W. Blagdon covering years 1801-1802,
    i.e. 11 years after the French Revolution. Blagdon was the first person
    to have been authorized an entry to France to investigate this country.

    LETTER LIX. Paris, January 29, 1802.

    – BONAPARTE takes no small interest in the labours of the Polytechnic School, and has often said that it would be difficult to calculate the effects of the impulse which it has given towards the mathematical sciences, and of the aggregate of the knowledge imparted to the pupils. (Yry note: Bonaparte was also a mathematician)


    LETTER IV. Paris, October 23, 1801.

    “…we all three went to an exhibition in Paris. In French, it is denominated THERMOLAMPES or stoves which afford heat and light on an economical plan.
    – The author of this invention, for which a patent has been obtained, is M. LEBON.
    In lieu of fire or candle, on the chimney stood a large never tarnished crystal globe, in which appeared a bright and clear flame diffusing a very agreeable heat. All the apartments were warmed very comfortably, and illuminated in a brilliant manner.
    – Nothing in the THERMOLAMPES, not even the smallest portion of inflammable air, can escape combustion;
    – The end alone of the tube, which, by bringing the inflammable gas into contact with the atmospheric air, allows it to catch fire, and on which the flame reposes, ought to be of metal. (Yry note: this process is different to Tartaria’s ‘Krism’.)


    LETTER LXVI. Paris, February 11, 1802.

    The great importance of the last-mentioned tables induced this Board, about three years ago, to propose a premium of 6,000 francs (circa £. 250 sterling) for tables of the Moon. LALANDE recommended to BONAPARTE to double it.
    The First Consul took his advice: and the French now have tables that greatly surpass those which are used in England.
    [2] A copy of these have, I understand, been sent to Mr. MASKELYNE, our Astronomer-Royal at Greenwich.

    The CASSINIS had neglected the Observatory in Paris; but when LALANDE was director of this establishment, he obtained from BONAPARTE good instruments of every description and of the largest dimensions.

    …in 1796, the National Institute, richly endowed, proposed considerable premiums.
    LALANDE, the uncle, founded one for astronomy; BONAPARTE, another for physics; and the First Consul has promised 60,000 francs (circa £2,800 sterling) to any one who shall make a discovery of importance.


    LETTER LXIX. Paris, February 17, 1802.

    – A few years before the revolution, France was still considered as destitute of an infinite number of mineral riches, which were thought to belong exclusively to several of the surrounding countries.
    Germany was quoted as a country particularly favoured, in this respect, by Nature.

    – Yet France is crossed by mountains similar to those met with in Germany, and these mountains contain rocks of the same species as those of that country which is so rich in minerals.

    – What has happened might therefore have been foreseen; namely, that, when intelligent men, with an experienced eye, should examine the soil of the various departments of the Republic, they would find in it not only substances hitherto considered as scarce, but even several of those whose existence there had not yet been suspected.

    Since the 1789 Revolution, the following minerals are the:

    * Carburet of iron or plumbago, porphyry with a calcareous base, Tremolite or grammatite of HAÜY as terminated crystals, Red oxyd of titanium, in the same place, New violet schorl, or sphene of HAÜY, in the same place.

    * Crystallized sulphate of strontia in Lozere, also circa Paris, also in Dept of La Meurthe.
    * Fibrous and crystallized sulphate of strontia, at Bouvron, near Toul.
    * Earthy sulphate of strontia, in the vicinity of Paris,
    * Onyx-agate-quartz, at Champigny, in the department of La Seine.
    * Avanturine-quartz, in the Dept of Deux-Sevres.

    * Marine bodies, imbedded in the soil of Gavernie.
    * Anthracite, and its direction determined in several departments.
    * Other marine bodies, at height of 3400 mètres or 3683 yards, Upper Pyrenées.

    * Wolfram, near St. Yriex, in Upper Vienne. Oxyd of antimony, in Dept of L’Isère.
    * Chromate of iron, near Gassin, in the department of Le Var.
    * Oxyd of uranite, at St. Simphorien de Marmagne, in department of La Côte d’Or.
    * Acicular arsenical lead ore, at St. Prix, in the department of Saone and Loire.
    * Emerald has been recently discovered here.

    – France already possesses 18 of the 21 metallic substances known.
    Few countries inherit from Nature the like advantages.

    END OF PART 2 of 2

  4. malagabay says:

    Paris as It Was and as It Is
    Francis William Blagdon

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