"GHISLENGHIEN" - henceforth known as the site of one of the greatest industrial accidents in Belgium.
Apparently a gas leak erupted into gigantic explosions and massive destruction, killing 14 and wounding over 200, earlier today.
Authorities seem to indicate it was an accident.

It makes you wonder,
soo many people risk their lives everyday; fireman, police officers, doctors and nurses, ... electricity and gas, and oil and water workers.

We express are sincere condolescences to the families of the victims.

First reports indicate the horror
"it's like a war zone"
"scorched earth raining down"
"bodies catapulted all over the place"


Comment on social engineering software

History tells us that the most powerful networking communities have always been closed, not open. Have you ever seen the freeMason's throw open-house drinks parties?

And even more: the most influencial people stay off the radar: privacy is after all still a very valuable asset...

We are a menace to Al Qaeda just because of who we are

Article published in the New Yorker,
you should read and consider the implications.

Among several interesting ideas: reasons why Europe was attacked on March 11th...

“The future of Islam is in Europe,” he said. “It has a huge Muslim population. Either we train our Muslims to become modern global citizens, who live in a democratic, pluralistic society, or, on the contrary, the Islamists win, and take over those Muslim European constituencies. Then we’re in serious trouble.”

“The Internet is the key issue,” Gilles Kepel, a prominent Arabist and a professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques, in Paris, told me recently. “It erases the frontiers between the dar al-Islam and the dar al-Kufr. It allows the propagation of a universal norm, with an Internet Sharia and fatwa system.”

Muslim immigration is transforming all of Europe. Nearly twenty million people in the European Union identify themselves as Muslim. This population is disproportionately young, male, and unemployed. The societies these men have left are typically poor, religious, conservative, and dictatorial; the ones they enter are rich, secular, liberal, and free. For many, the exchange is invigorating, but for others Europe becomes a prison of alienation. A Muslim’s experience of immigration can be explained in part by how he views his adopted homeland. Islamic thought broadly divides civilization into dar al-Islam, the land of the believers, and dar al-Kufr, the land of impiety. France, for instance, is a secular country, largely Catholic, but it is now home to five million Muslims. Should it therefore be considered part of the Islamic world? This question is central to the debate about whether Muslims in Europe can integrate into their new communities or must stand apart from them. If France can be considered part of dar al-Islam, then Muslims can form alliances and participate in politics, they should have the right to institute Islamic law, and they can send their children to French schools. If it is a part of dar al-Kufr, then strict Muslims must not only keep their distance; they must fight against their adopted country.


Weapon of Choice ...

The greatest music video, by Fatboy Slim, - ever - starring a great actor:

we give you Christopher WALKEN, directed by SPIKE JONZE

Zen Gardens

3 Laws Unsafe - Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics

Can't help wondering where we're headed,
scared by the future?
Read the laws of Robotics and participate in the ongoing debate

Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics:
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or the Second Law.

Michael Moore's Blog & More of the same sauce

The guy is blogging at last....

Anyway, Fahrenheit 911 review:
- scary movie, a bit on the demagogic side evidently, but yet a true classic. Schoolkids all over the world should see it. And their parents, and the dictators who screw them over..

as for the influencing of the outcome of the elections in the USA later this year:
M.Moore's movie might help to topple Bush, but beware non-US citizens, with Kerry, it will be more of the same, but with kinder words, Ketchup's sauce along the following lines:

Bush - Texan BBQ style sauce: We're gonna invade you mothafuckers... Bring'em on, LEt's roll, we'll hang'em high... (after scary look in the camera then turns 90° and mutters to cameras ... "now watch this swing"....)

Kerry-Curry and Ketchup from a vegetarian politically correct NYC healthhouse: Can we please invade you and get you to taste the wonders of ketchup?... No, okay: then we're gonna bomb you back to the fucking stone age, I'm a 'Nam Soldier, man, I saw to many of my friends die, so that I won't stand American interests being harmed....

"Encore un de ces riches élitistes de gauche du Massachusetts qui prétend être un homme du peuple ! Impayable !" - Le Monde
In the same article: Kerry is denounced as a member of the Skulls and Bones society...

Do you really need more comments?

Map of Parisian Bloggers

2 blogs worht mentionning:

-> http://desperatedad.blogpsot.com: this guy is writing to his unborn child... Pretty funny

-> "Anglaise" is a member of the Parisblogs webring, so as a courtesy I salute you hear, Anglaise, congratulations on your Guardian review. Check us out also on http://www.paname-ensemble.com/paris-fr/php/metro/index.php on lign 9...


In de verzekering tegen de grote dorst

One of the Pajottenland's great and famous bars (if it weren't for the name... In the insurance against great thirst)


Bobby Fischer's Pathetic Endgame

The Search for Bobby Fischer \ ... is over

Bobby Fischer was detained in Japan by immigration police, trying to get out of the country. One of the world's - if not the world's- best -ever chess champions, Bobby was the subject of great speculation and controversy.

Read the articles here

And movie reviews here

Wiki reference: B.Fischer

Belgium Ranks #6 on th World's Human Development Index

Human Development Index

1. Noorwegen
2. Zweden
3. Australië
4. Canada
5. Nederland
6. België
7. IJsland
8. VS
9. Japan
10. Ierland

167. Tsjaad
168. Democratische Republiek Congo
169. Centraal Afrikaanse Republiek
170. Ethiopië
171. Mozambique
172. Guinee-Bissau
173. Burundi
174. Mali
175. Burkina Faso
176. Niger
177. Sierra Leone


R.I.P. Don Vito Corleone & Colonel Kurtz

Marlon Brando dies at 80

A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
Some day, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me.
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse

I've seen horrors... horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that... but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate the children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A ile of little arms. And I remember... I... I... I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn't know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God... the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men... trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love... but they had the strength... the strength... to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment. Because it's judgment that defeats us.

His reputation: "Hey, man, you don't talk to the Colonel. You listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind. He's a poet-warrior in the classic sense."

Al Qaida: the end of the European Cease-Fire...

As of Today, the terrorist nutcases declare the ceasefire in Europe "void".
We should brace for new and even more murderous attacks, and the consequences are "entirely our own responsibility"... (claim by the al-Masri Brigades in a Londonistan newsgazette)

Is this related to the wave of attacks on Jews in Antwerp by people of Maghreb origin?

Another Day in Hell - Another Dutroux Arrested?

Earlier this week, police and authorities arrested Mr. Fourniret, who was denounced by his wife for allegedly killing more than 8 people, 6 being children. Of French nationality, the guy selected his victims along the Franco-Belgian border, burying them in different sites. A couple of weeks after the Dutroux trial (convicted of 4 child abductions and murder), this new development turns a different spotlight on the "network" theory/conspiracy.
Fourniret allegedly bought a castle with the war-funds of a French Communist terrorist group called "Action Directe", responsible for some serious attacks in Europe in the 80ies...


Keywords: serial killers


Yoshikuni Michiyo

Ever wondered what your name was in Japanese?
(good fortune country) (three thousand generations)

A mon commandement, ...démerdez-vous!

Quelle est la différence entre un train qui déraille et un ingénieur qui déraille:
"le train s'arrête"

God Bless the Lost Duck

flippedcracker.net :: only walk up

Another typical Internet phenomenon: how stupid pictures and everyday experiences all of a sudden grasp everybody's attention
Maybe you've happened across an internet phenomen that's spreading like a big white man's forest fire. The pictures of a mother duck walking over a grill, losing her siblings and standing over that grate with a sorrowfull expression in her eyes. The photographer explains (and he's not a fireman on duty in NY...)