A MAGA Moment for Argentina

As you all know by now, Javier Milei, a self-described anarcho-capitalist, was elected president of Argentina on Sunday. After his victory he was congratulated by Donald Trump, who urged the president-elect to “Make Argentina Great Again”. Well, at least they won’t have manufacture new hats — the existing stock of red MAGA hats should work just fine.

I’d never heard of Javier Milei until a few weeks ago, so I haven’t had time to research him in depth. His meteoric ascent to the top position has alarmed the chattering classes, who have branded him a “populist”. As Power Line notes, “populism is when the wrong person wins an election.” And The Washington Post ascribed his victory to the “rage” felt by voters. If only the electorate weren’t so angry, they would have voted for someone approved of by the talking heads on TV!

The video below from Argentinean TV shows Mr. Milei’s victory speech after his opponent conceded the election. Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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New Information on the Natalee Holloway Case

The following article about Joran van der Sloot and the Natalee Holloway case appeared in a Papiamentu-language outlet in Aruba. Papiamentu is a creole language derived from Portuguese and influenced by Spanish, Dutch, and African languages.

Gary Fouse, who counts Papiamentu as one of his languages, has translated the piece. He says:

This article in Papiamentu appeared in Diario (Aruba). Note that my translation of two phrases in English with Papiamentu translation is a tiny bit different from their translation.

In 2002, I published a book on the history of this creole language. If you know Spanish, it can literally be learned in weeks as the grammar is simplified. In doing my research, I had to learn to read Dutch since most of the literature on Papiamentu is in Dutch.

The translated article:

NY Post publishes alleged new information related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway

Email that Joran sent a few days after the disappearance…

Oranjestad (Aruba). On Sunday, The New York Post made a publication that drew attention, and this time, referring to Joran van der Sloot, they say there is new information in the case of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

As everyone knows, Joran van der Sloot, who at that time in 2005 was 17 years old, became the principal suspect in the disappearance of the young American (18), Natalee Holloway, who came to Aruba during her spring break vacation.

On Sunday, The New York Post posted that the principal suspect in the unsolved case of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and his father rented a boat and “took care of things” (they took care of everything), this, according to an email recently obtained that was sent two days after the disappearance of the teenager.

According to the New York Post, a few days after the disappearance of the Alabama girl, Van der Sloot sent an email to a man he identified as “David G.” stating, “My father looked for a boat two days later.” (My Dad got a boat two days later).

This is the “breaking news” that The New York Post published Sunday in connection with this case. More new information remains pending which will be released in the coming days to confirm or rule out the information mentioned above.

Lula: We Must Brainwash the Children About the Climate!

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known simply as “Lula”, is the president of Brazil. In the following video Mr. Lula answers softball media questions about the climate crisis and its effect on the Amazon basin. He places particular emphasis on the importance of indoctrinating schoolchildren with the urgency of the looming climate catastrophe.

Many thanks to José Atento for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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What Will Become of the Eagle of the Graf Spee?

In late 1939 the German pocket battleship Graf Spee engaged three ships of the Royal Navy off the coast of Uruguay in the Battle of the River Plate. The German ship was damaged in the exchange, and could not have been repaired in time, so its commander decided to scuttle it in relatively shallow water in the river near Montevideo.

The hulk of the battleship has been considered a danger to navigation in the decades since, and attempts to raise the pieces of the wreck were eventually undertaken. As part of the process, the gigantic bronze eagle from the stern of the ship was brought up from the depths.

The eagle is a masterpiece of National Socialist iconography, and perches upon a huge graven swastika. After it was brought to light, the Uruguayan government faced the problem of what to do with the artifact. Obviously, the public display of the fearsome swastika could not be permitted. A tentative plan was decided upon: the eagle would be melted down and recast as a dove of peace. However, there has since been significant opposition to that plan by those who see the eagle as an important historical artifact, and want it to be preserved in a museum. As a result, it has been granted a reprieve, at least for the time being.

When I went looking for a photo of the eagle to accompany this post, I discovered that most photos had the swastika covered or cropped out of the picture. It seems that our politically correct masters in the 21st century share the Nazis’ view of the swastika — the Hakenkreuz — as a symbol imbued with potent, mystical powers. To gaze upon it is dangerous, for it may turn the mind of the unwitting viewer away from the light and into the realm of darkness. Under no circumstances should ordinary citizens be allowed to see it!

Below are two recent articles about the eagle of the Graf Spee, both translated by Gary Fouse. The first is from Uruguay:

“Conserve the eagle of the Graf Spee in a museum”

Signatures collected to avoid the Graf Spee eagle being transformed into a dove: More than 17,800

June 17, 2023

Montevideo (Uypress) — The announcement by President Luis Lacalle Pou on the conversion of the Graf Spee eagle into a dove of peace generated mixed opinions and provoked a group of citizens to collect signatures on the Change.org platform under the title: “Conserve the Graf Spee eagle in a museum,” which has surpassed 17,806 signatures.

“We consider the transformation of the Graf Spee eagle to be inappropriate. The eagle should be conserved in a museum. History should be remembered in order not to commit the same errors. New generations are prone to forgetfulness and recidivism. Remembering the bad, keeping in mind the symbols that represent them is an enormous responsibility for society, both locally and globally,” the petition states on Change.org.

The publication already has more than 17,806 people who have signed, and among the comments, appears one from the actor and comedian Diego Delgrossi. “It is part of the history of Uruguay and a stage in world history. We do not have an excess of material from that period. We do a disservice to history.”

The second article is from the Berliner Zeitung in Germany:

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Joran van der Sloot is Coming to the USA

Readers who have been around long enough will remember the case of Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old American girl who disappeared in May of 2005 on the Caribbean island of Aruba after a days-long binge of drinking and drugging. Her remains have never been found.

Resorting to Wikipedia to refresh my memory on the case, I was reminded of the seedy role played by Joran van der Sloot, the young Dutchman who figured prominently in the events leading up to Ms. Holloway’s disappearance. I don’t know whether Mr. Van der Sloot had anything to do with the young lady’s fate, but he is definitely a piece of work — he defrauded her family by claiming the reward for information concerning her whereabouts, saying that he knew where the body was buried, when he in fact provided no information that would lead to her remains.

In an unrelated case in 2010 he was convicted of murdering a woman in Peru, and is currently serving a 28-year sentence in a Peruvian prison. Now the state of Alabama and Peru have come to an agreement that will allow Joran van der Sloot to be extradited to Alabama to stand trial for fraud and extortion of the Holloway family.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from De Dagelijkse Standaard:

Transfer of Joran van der Sloot to US delayed due to airline refusal

The much-discussed transfer of the notorious Dutch criminal Joran van der Sloot to the US has been delayed. The airline responsible for his transport has refused to take him on board. As a result of this, Van der Sloot now has to make the trip between Tacna and Lima in Peru in a police car, which means a ride of more than ten hours in a heavily-guarded convoy.

Eventually, he will be brought to the Piedras Gordas prison in Lima, where he will remain before he is flown to the American state of Alabama. In Alabama, he will stand trial for the extortion and defrauding of the parents of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared without a trace in 2005.

After days-long back-and-forth between Peru and the public prosecutor in Alabama, it has been agreed that Van der Sloot will be flown to the US in two to three days. The Peruvian judiciary wanted more guarantees that Van der Sloot, after his trial in the US, would be sent back to Peru to complete the remainder of his sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores and drug dealing. The US has promised to comply with this condition.

Van der Sloot still has to remain behind bars in Peru until 2045 before he could return to Alabama to serve his sentence for defrauding the Holloway family. In May 2010, van der Sloot claimed the reward the Holloway family had offered for tips relating to the disappearance of Natalee in 2005, which resulted in a fraud case. He claimed to know where the body lay buried and received an advance of 25,000 dollars. It later turned out that he had fabricated the location.

The relatives of Natalee Holloway have always insisted that Joran van der Sloot be tried in Alabama. Now with the transfer to the US taking place, they can finally expect justice.

The Unthinkable Has Already Been Thought

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this essay from Anderweltonline.com. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Nuclear War? Only the southern hemisphere will survive

by Peter Haisenko

The effects of atomic bombing are mostly misjudged. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not nuclear deserts. They quickly became thriving cities again. But what will be the effects if hundreds, even thousands, of atomic bombs are used?

Atomic bombs are detonated about 300 meters above the target. In this way, the explosive power has a greater range. The pressure and heat wave can have an effect over many kilometers. If the ignition took place on the ground, it would quickly be shielded by buildings or natural elevations. The radius of action would be severely limited, but the nuclear contamination would be many times greater in the center. If it were ignited at a height of 300 meters, hardly any of the dangerous radioactive particles would reach the ground. Why is that?

The pictures of “atomic mushrooms” show it: The development of enormous heat creates a very small but enormously powerful low-pressure area. The air, which is forced to move upwards with all the radioactive particles, rises to heights of ten to sixty kilometers and thus sucks all the particles off the ground. The sixty kilometers were observed in the detonation of the Soviet “Tsar Bomba”, the most powerful hydrogen bomb ever detonated. It was so terrible that Moscow decided never to build another bomb like this. The pilot who dropped and witnessed this ultimate weapon said it changed his life and never flew a bomber again.

This bomb would have leveled the whole of Paris, including all the suburbs, in one fell swoop. The pressure wave from the explosion measurably circled the globe three times. What is interesting, however, is that even the island in the Arctic Sea, Novaya Zemlya, where the ignition took place in 1961, was hardly affected by radioactive fallout. Also noteworthy is that the explosive power of this infernal machine was intentionally reduced to about half of what was possible. You can find out more about this here.

The difference between atomic bombs and nuclear power plants

So the point is that when an atomic bomb is used, the destruction below the point of detonation, i.e. at the so-called “ground zero”, is catastrophic, but the radioactive contamination is minor. This is because the radioactive particles are sucked off the ground by the enormous updraft generated by the explosion and transported into the upper atmosphere. There they are blown over the whole earth by the high winds and come down widely distributed everywhere. But wait, all over the world? Exactly not. Fallout is limited to one hemisphere. Why else do you think the US and France conducted their surface nuclear tests in the South Pacific? A total of 688 above-ground atomic bombs were detonated by the end of the 1960s, when it was agreed that these should only be carried out underground. The aim was to stop producing radioactive fallout during these tests.

In this sense, I will briefly address Chernobyl, the accident which is said to have contaminated Europe. This is sheer nonsense. This accident released only a fraction of what each surface explosion threw into the atmosphere. But the point is, before Chernobyl, no one thought of testing fungi or wild animals for radioactive contamination. These results were attributed to the Chernobyl accident and this is incorrect.

Almost all of the radioactive particles that have contaminated the ground came from above-ground atomic bomb tests. But of course you don’t want to admit that, because then you would have to take responsibility for it. Chernobyl would have to be reassessed and the discussions about nuclear power would also have to be conducted on a new basis. However, a meltdown in a nuclear power plant is different from a bomb explosion. The radioactive particles are not ejected into the upper atmosphere, but in the absence of extraction, they fall in an explosion in the immediate vicinity of the accident. At Chernobyl within a radius of about 30 kilometers.

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Fentanyl is a Gringo Phenomenon

At a press conference held by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador last Tuesday, a sub-secretary of health claimed that fentanyl comes into Mexico from the US.

The following video shows an excerpt from the press conference with some of the remarks made by Sub-Secretary for Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Below is the accompanying article from the Mexican daily Excélsior, also translated by Gary Fouse:

There are fentanyl routes from the US to Mexico: Lopez-Gatell: “The problem is imported”

“Fentanyl is produced from precursors that are not made in Mexico; they are made in other places, including the US,” stated the official.

A strategy of prevention to avoid a crisis in this matter was announced.

The sub-secretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, spoke this morning on the topic of fentanyl, a substance he claims is not produced in Mexico, but in the US; hence, he considers it an “imported problem.”

The above was announced in the morning press conference of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in which he also stated that the government of Mexico is implementing various strategies to avoid a crisis in public health due to the use of this substance.

“Fentanyl is not produced in Mexico; fentanyl is produced from precursors that are not produced in Mexico, they are produced in other places, including the US, and there are fentanyl trafficking routes from the US to Mexico, so it is an imported problem, and the attitude of Mexico is that we don’t want it to happen to us, so we have to have very intense anticipation in prevention,” said Lopez-Gatell.

As to the strategies he mentioned, the official explained that a campaign of prevention is about to be launched which includes a website with information so that teachers can orient young people about the damages caused by fentanyl.

Hugo Lopez-Gatell took advantage of the opportunity to present a comparison with the US on the topic of the data that fentanyl has produced in the two countries, stressing that in the neighboring country, around 80,000 persons died during the year 2021 from this consumption, while in Mexico, the number of dead was 19.

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Get Your Kid Vaxed, or Lose Your Welfare

The renowned socialist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, more commonly known simply as “Lula”, was recently elected president of Brazil, with a little help from Biden-style ballot shenanigans.

In the following video, Lula announces a revision to the country’s welfare regulations which, among other things, will require parents to have their children “vaccinated” with the experimental mRNA treatment intended to mitigate the effects of infection with the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Many thanks to José Atento for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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“Everybody Knows Our Election Was a Fraud”

The two videos below concern the recent presidential election in Brazil, which has been described as fraudulent by numerous observers both inside and outside the country. I don’t have much information on the context of these two videos, but they are quite interesting nonetheless.

Many thanks to José Atento for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The first video is from Brasilia, possibly from the national assembly. It features an indigenous Brazilian in a tribal headdress, with impressive tattoos. He is evidently a supporter of outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro:

The second video shows a protest in a shopping mall, which is said to be the largest shopping mall in Brasilia. Some of the protesters are wearing interesting headdresses, but I don’t know what they signify:

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Election-Hacking in Brazil

The recent presidential election in Brazil bears a strong resemblance to the one held here in the USA in 2020. Supporters of Lula da Silva, like those of Joe Biden, were not all that visible before the election. Then, late on election night, they suddenly appeared, as tallied by the voting machines. Graphs of the count show those same strange vertical jumps in the middle of the night, miraculously pushing Lula’s total past that of Jair Bolsonaro.

A lot of reports appeared today in the fever swamps about a supposed move by the Brazilian military to support Mr. Bolsonaro under Article 142 of the Constitution. Don’t bother trying to find them on Google — search results are being suppressed there — but instead try searching for “Brazil Bolsonaro Article 142 military” on DuckDuckGo. I turned up a lot of them that way. Except for a few tweets, they all seemed to be based on a single Revolver article about what somebody said in Steve Bannon’s War Room. So it may all just be wishful thinking; it’s still too soon to tell.

Below is a report from Argentinean television about voting machine fraud in the Brazilian election. An analyst on the program asserts that a statistical analysis has definitively shown that the result was fraudulent.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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An Institutional Rupture in Brazil

As discussed in a number of previous posts about Brazil, the Federal Supreme Court is the most powerful institutional force that opposes President Jair Bolsonaro. Alexandre de Moraes is a justice of the Supreme Court, and he also happens to be the president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).

Earlier this week Mr. De Moraes, acting on behalf of the TSE, denied a lawsuit filed by President Bolsonaro’s Liberal Party (PL) that questioned the legitimacy of the result of the recent presidential election. The PL had alleged that irregularities in the functioning of some of the voting machines demonstrated that the final tally was fraudulent.

Silas Malafaia is a Pentecostal televangelist in Brazil. In the following video Pastor Malafaia delivers a spirited rant about Alexandre de Moraes and his decision on the PL lawsuit.

Many thanks to José Atento for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Indians in Brazil Demand UN Intervention Against Election Fraud

In the following video Cacique Raimundo, the “supreme president of the majority of indigenous chiefs in Brazil”, appeals to the UN for help. He maintains that the indigenes of Brazil who supported Jair Bolsonaro in the recent presidential election have been disenfranchised by election fraud.

Many thanks to José Atento for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Truckers’ Strike in Brazil?

In certain respects, the situation in Brazil is similar to what happened in Canada last winter. Like their Canadian counterparts, truckers in Brazil are staging protests against the actions of the federal government (in this case, the recent fraudulent votes used to elect Lula as president). Also like the Canadians, the Brazilian truckers’ access to their bank accounts has been blocked.

The key phrase in the following TV report is “nothing more to lose”. When a government creates through its actions a large cohort of citizens who have nothing else to lose, it puts itself in grave danger. You’d think the Brazilian Powers That Be would have the sense to step back from this particular precipice, but leftist apparatchiks are often quite stupid, so who knows?

Many thanks to José Atento for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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A Call to Annul the 2022 Elections

Apologies to those who got their hopes up: the title of this post refers to the recent elections in Brazil.

The party of President Jair Bolsonaro is formally requesting an annulment of the result, based on an electronic analysis of voting machines that showed they changed some voting percentages. Sound familiar?

Many thanks to José Atento for translating this report, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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