How crazy are things getting in Europe? How about this crazy:
Germany‘s federal environment agency has issued a strong advisory for people to return to prewar norms of eating meat only on special occasions and otherwise to model their diet on that of Mediterranean countries.
“We must rethink our high meat consumption,” said Andreas Troge, president of the UBA, the government’s advisory body on environmental issues.
“I recommend people return to the Sunday roast and to an orientation of their eating habits around those of Mediterranean countries.”
And remember – this is all done to cure man-made global warming. It is interesting how that phrase has morphed into climate change, but essentially its – you Krauts, meat once a week if fine for peasants. I hardly get the feeling that German diplomats are going to be munching salads 3 meals a day 6 days a week as they entertain their other aristocrats.
But a little belt-tightening is good for the peasants. Keeps them from thinking too well of themselves. I mean England is going along with this crap at their hospitals:
Meat-free menus are to be promoted in hospitals as part of a strategy to cut global warming emissions across the National Health Service.
Unfortunately its just a preview of coming attractions. The Messiah has decreed that America is to destroy its economy on the altar of greenery. Just today he signed the death warrant for the auto manufacturers. Your future government ration cards will not include a daily meat ration. Perhaps you can supplement your diet by trapping and eating squirrels and pigeons.
US Diplomatic Representatives in Germany Have Long Failed to Effectively Engage Mass Media…
The US Embassy ought to have representatives fluent in German engaging mass media on a regular basis to clarify the US position, debate transatlantic issues and correct misinformation. They ought to be far more present on television talk shows, radio shows and as guest columnists in major newspapers. One appearance on a program such as “Berlin Mitte” will reach exponentially more Germans than years of organizing art exchanges or discussion groups at the local Amerika Haus or cultural center.
The fact that members of the American Foreign Service haven’t more effectively engaged German media has been a costly failure. The system of two year rotations in the US foreign service clearly makes it more difficult to establish an effective media program. The fact that the Foreign Service and State Department tend to lean undeniably to the left also means that there is currently less desire to go out and explain and defend the positions of the US government on mass media forums – despite the fact that that is the very mission of the public diplomacy officials
Poisonous talk from our State Dept traitors in England:
Kendall Myers, a senior US state department analyst, has called the Anglo-American relationship “one sided” and implied that Blair was essentially an idiot for wasting his time. Some choice quotes:
It was a done deal from the beginning, it was a onesided relationship that was entered into with open eyes… there was nothing. There was no payback, no sense of reciprocity… We typically ignore them and take no notice — it’s a sad business… What I think and fear is that Britain will draw back from the U.S. without moving closer to Europe. In that sense, London’s bridge is falling down…
Kendall, a British politics specialist – and thus, I’m guessing, an Anglophile – admitted to feeling “a little ashamed” at the way Bush treats Blair.
Its no secret that the career bureaucrats in the State Department dont’ actually support the policy of the Bush administration – its just that this never really8 gets pointed out in the United States. Those living overseas see it all the time and know the duplicitous nature of our foreign service.
And who would have believed that home schooling your children is considered to be psychological abuse – step right up Germany:
Hubert and Gundrun Busekros, the parents of Melissa Busekros, the fifteen year-old homeschooled girl removed from her home by government authorities, have been ordered by the courts to undergo psychiatric testing, World Net Daily (WND) reports.
Melissa was removed by court order in early February and placed in a mental institution by German youth authorities who claimed that she suffered from “school phobia” the treatment for which was complete isolation from her family and home. She is now being kept in a foster home in a location unknown to her family who are allowed to visit her for an hour a week.
And is the media up in arms about this snatching of children from their parents – based on Hitler’s original law which viewed all children as being owned by the state?
Melissa’s father Hubert Busekros told the Catholic news service, kreuz.net that local news services have instigated a news blackout on the situation, claiming it is “a personal affair that is not of public interest.”
Thornton said that his organization, founded to defend religious liberties, also fears Melissa will “disappear” irretrievably into the psychiatric system and that test results could be used as a pretext by the courts to remove from the parents the other five children in the family.
Homeschooling is illegal in Germany since it was outlawed for ideological reasons by Adolph Hitler’s Nazi regime. In more recent times, the German government has a strong interest in instilling through the public school system the new statist ideology promoted from Brussels in the European Union.
Where are the Human Rights organizations of the United Nations? Where are the German Human Rights screamers about Gitmo? Hear that hollow echo.
From Observing Hermann:
Reacting to concerns by other wary EU countries that such community-wide legislation would be unachievable, and in a compromise move designed to placate hoards of irate Germans at home demanding an immediate ban “on something, right now!”, Germany has dropped its plans to ban the swastika and decided to ban German coal mining instead.
Although an immediate ban on the heavily-subsidized coal mining industry in Germany will not be possible (it has something to do with a long tradition or jobs or something), the usual fauler Kompromiss (shady compromise) was nevertheless reached and a phase-out will soon begin which will likely end the last subsidies by 2018. The end of subsidies will effectively bring an end to coal mining in Germany, as mining costs here far exceed those of other coal-producing countries.
Politicians were ecstatic about having reached such a “groundbreaking” compromise. “We will not be prohibiting mere symbols like swastikas here,” said one boisterous bureaucrat. “But real things like coal, instead.”