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As Denmark Reintroduces Border Controls, Is The Heart Of Europe - Its Customs Union - About To Flatline?

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While Europe may have sold its soul to the devil over the past decade, after it was "forced" to engage in diabolical currency swap deal with the "godly" likes of Goldman Sachs simply to mask that Europe's monetary union is nothing but a debtor's prison to the weaker peripheral countries at the expense of the stronger ones (or one: Germany), it still retained its beating heart - the concept that served at the core of the European Union: the so-called customs union, or a mobile, borderless workforce. Alas, the heart has just entered ventricular fibrillation, as for the first time, a country, Denmark, has taken what appears to be the first step toward defecting from Europe's 60 year old experiment of intimate, and sometimes, forceful unification. As EUBusiness reports: "Denmark will reintroduce controls at its
intra-EU borders with Germany and Sweden, Finance Minister Claus Hjort
Frederiksen said Wednesday following an agreement between the government
and the far-right
. "We have reached agreement on reintroducing
customs inspections at Denmark's borders as soon as possible," Hjort
Frederiksen told reporters." The official reason: "controls would counter illegal immigration and
organised crime." The unofficial reason: the great, and failed, experiment at unity may be ending.

And while Denmark is the first to officially defect, even under a palatable explanation, it surely won't be the last: "The idea of
controls at borders within the EU, also defended by Italy and France,
was pressed by the far-right Danish People's Party and its head Pia
Kjaersgaard, who argued controls would counter illegal immigration and
organised crime.
" One thing we have seen in Europe is that courtesy of the relentless ebb of austerity, the far-right is progressively gaining a foothold in every country. And one can be certain that the populist whiplash against all things European, will not be contained to merely the monetary arena, but will rapidly devolve to restoring borders, following which the EU will exist only in history books.

More from EUBusiness:

Because Denmark is a member of Europe's visa-free Schengen area, it cannot reinstate full frontier controls, and will still follow European Union rules with its current plan to station customs officers permanently at borders to conduct random checks on vehicles.

"Everything will take place within the limits of Schengen," the minister said.

"Over the past few years we have seen an increase in trans-border crime, and this is designed to curb the problem. We will be building new facilities at the Danish-German border, with new electronic equipment and number-plate identifiers," he told a news conference.

The minister added Denmark wanted Danish customs officers to be permanently present at the Oeresund Bridge that links Denmark and Sweden.

Denmark's decision comes a day ahead of a key meeting in Brussels on Thursday at which EU interior ministers are to debate proposals for restoring temporary border controls within the visa-free zone.

Naturally, the European Commission had anticipated this possibility:

The European Commission proposed last week to introduce a mechanism that would allow states to temporarily reinstate checkpoints during sudden surges in migration or if an EU country fails to control its frontier with non-EU nations.

However, it did not act fast enough: "Denmark thus went ahead with tighter border controls before a possible EU decision on the matter." As such, Europe's tardiness will serve as a slap in the face of its own bloated bureaucratic regimes.

Lastly, it appears the Danes have no intention of wasting any time:

The new controls will enter into force within two to three weeks, he said.

Yesterday Greek riots, today border checkpoints, tomorrow: the end of a failed new world order dream?

h/t L.Roca

 


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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:02 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Ha ha, oh wow.

So, what's the over/under on the time to the next European war?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:13 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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No need for war. Bankers will learn forgiveness.

Oh wait they totally won't. Ever.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:21 | Link to Comment Rynak
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You mean internal or external? Externally, i cannot imagine them being THAT stupid to start ANOTHER war.... it is already braindead to wage war on one country, while the own "country" is falling apart.... but TWO? I'm not sure they're that stupid.... but whenever i say something like this, it seems humans want to prove me wrong.

As for internal wars (inter-country).... as far as i know, there is no popular support for something like this at all.... at least not for the eurozone. Civil war -> intervention -> one big mess....  may however be a possibility.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:23 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Sure, but how long before all that shit is forgotten, especially given the building resentment by the hardworking folks in Germany for the shiftless layabouts in the rest of the Eurozone?

I give it ten years, myself.  That is, unless all the smaller states develop nuclear programs before then.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:39 | Link to Comment laughing_swordfish
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Furor Teutonicus Bitchez !

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:37 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Denmark setting up border checkpoints IS big news.

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O/T tmosley, you may have missed my gasoline price (my nearest gas station) comments on another thread earlier today:

Late last week: $4.15

Sunday: $4.09

Tuesday: $4.19

I see no pattern there.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:40 | Link to Comment tmosley
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You are right.  The oil price needs to STAY down to drive down gas.  It came back up too quickly.  If by some miracle current prices are sustained for two or more weeks, you should see gas come down significantly IF old trends hold.  Who knows if that is the case any more?  After all--this is "world falls apart" night on ZH.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:53 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Remember that there is a difference between the EU and the Euro/EMU(European Monetary Union). The main issue with europe, is the euro, and how debt and debt-rating is handled. Phrased another way, the main problem is the currency-peg called euro, and the export/import schizm. Fixing those issues... even by amputation.... does not require dissolving the EU, just the EMU.

As for germany... a lot of things can happen in 10 years. However, you would need a LOT of reprogramming of germans, for them to not feel uneasy about invading another country. I think you can guess why.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:40 | Link to Comment Doña K
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The wars are raging. Try to buy a BMW in Germany and register it in France. By the time you get through the red tape you have white hair and you need to trade in. Borderless economies?

It looks like it's gonna get worse

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 03:37 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Yup. Border controls are in place, even though they are not, if you knwo what I mean.

Try buying anythign abroad and registering it in India. For the cost of overcomng the red-tape, you may as well not bother. Of course, if you are rich/connected, borders do not exist.

Just like everywhere in the world. There are three sets of rules.

For the haves, the have nots and the never haves.

Anyway, Denmark is a very closed nation. Almost Xenophobic. Closed people too. They are the test case for the Eu (remember the Muhammad cartoon fiasco?). The reaction will be interesting, for sure.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/population-control-vectors/

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 03:57 | Link to Comment ZeroPower
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Very true about the Danes; and as for the latter point, from what i hear of my close Indian friends, they say they wouldn't think of going to an office without some sort of bribe to get their way. Of course, they are the haves.

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 00:19 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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That is how it works here in India Zero. Bribes are built in, which is seriously frustrating. Can't stand it. People justify them as 'it is how it is", but I don't buy it.

And I've been to and lived with danes and had a Danish GF in college. They are totally socially controlled creatures. Coddled with years of state sponsored college, future looked after and tons of subtle "twists" in their world-view, just like Japan, that make them naturally xenophobic.

ORI

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:11 | Link to Comment Reptil
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The Muhammed cartoon fiasco? I'll inform you right now how that went down: There were a set of cartoons published in a danish newspaper. These mocked the prophet Mohammed, but not outside the traditional light hearted mockery of any religious icons. Some muslim activists then put these cartoons, but also other cartoons that they've collected elsewhere (they said these were sent to them), into a collection (binders) and took to several muslim countries, starting with Egypt. They then presented the whole to the imams, as if these were published in newspapers. This was incorrect. The cartoons that they added (and were NOT published in any newspaper) were very insulting, depicting Mohammed as having sex with a dog, Mohammed as a pig, and it was these that resulted in a concerted protest and subsequent public burning of danish flags. The cartoon that had the dog was even not from any danish source, but was an altered (photoshopped) french cartoon that had been around for at least a decade.

The newspaper was then ordered by the government to retract all support for the published cartoons, which they refused, on the basis of freedom of speech.

There's a very deep and strong tradition of mocking religion here in europe, since the (devastating) religious wars, europeans have been free to use mockery as a political weapon (Erasmus), as most religious movements do have political clout. Therefore restrictions on the freedom to mock are seen as direct assaults on the freedom of speech, and are treated as such.
Danmark is a closed country in many ways (as for currency, and economy) but very open in many other. To state it's xenophobic is to say you don't understand it at all. It has, like scandinavian countries and my own Netherlands, a strong anti-racism group, and will not tolerate persecution based on race.

So please see the issue for what it is? It was a concerted effort to raise a conflict over freedom of speech versus religious laws (Sharia) that the orthodox muslims like to adhere to, and wish to implement in european countries as well. (Their representatives stated this here publically.)

Thank you.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 06:56 | Link to Comment Bringin It
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Reptil - I appreciate your post.  Just at the very end you sound a little xenophobic.  Let me explain why.  I live in a Non-Christian country.  Christian missionaries bribe poverty stricken converts by for example offering free university attendance in some cases.  They pollute the country-side with large yellow metal signs, written in the local script, selling their cause.  Often, these are nailed high into the few remaining giant trees by the roads.  Christian missionaries are usually trying to convert the whole world.  Often they say this publicly. 

Even on American TV.  In fact, they're raising donations using that theme.

So the West has gone around the world for centuries now, telling people how to believe.  When somebody comes to the West and tries to do the same, westerners get to appreciate the experience for a change.

 

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:10 | Link to Comment -Michelle-
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I'll consider your point when the nuns start beheading people who refuse to convert.

Sat, 05/14/2011 - 16:22 | Link to Comment fajensen
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When somebody comes to the West and tries to do the same, westerners get to appreciate the experience for a change.

Not only that. We get to appreciate our own elected governments spending our tax money on supporting, protecting and defending those people so they can live in the style they are used to back home, never bother to learn the language because the state gets an interpreter or even get a job or stop acting/dressing so funny so that anyone would hire them. Because making any demands on our "guests" is, apparently, Racist!

The Danes hate *all* religious interference inro their daily life with a vengeance. The 30 years war is stil remembered in a way - then some politicians want to bring all that crap back. Of course people will resist.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:33 | Link to Comment Rynak
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The wars are raging. Try to buy a BMW in Germany and register it in France. By the time you get through the red tape you have white hair and you need to trade in. Borderless economies?

 

That's "just" buerocracy. Europe and especially germany loves that.

In the case of germany, it is also the reason why the overall mentality is so "docile": They love "the machine". Every problem gets solved by building a machine, including social machines, with people becoming cogs of the machine. Even when germans are fucking angry, they are merely strongly "asking" "those above" for changes to the machine. This way, the population and politics get strongly abstracted away from each other... germans  cannot imagine doing politics themselves, nor can they imagine directly interacting with politics: Everything and everyone has its role and function - and sticks to it.

This does make them very "civilized" and "proper" people... they are quite possibly the most unproblematic culture to do business with, precisely because they tend to play according to the rules. It also makes them highly incompetent doing anything without a bloated machine.... or god forbid, rootlevel overhauls.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:36 | Link to Comment mynhair
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They may need space to puke, never forget.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:40 | Link to Comment Johnson Sandwich
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Bolivia is charging Americans $135 for a tourist visa. It's about time the Danes protect themselves from the wave of Americans.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:40 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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That's really stupid of Bolivia.

"Lo siento, Evo, voy a otro pais y dejo mis dolares alli"

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:29 | Link to Comment Tail Dogging The Wag
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I guess Evo prefers to stay away from radioactive currencies, lol.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:52 | Link to Comment Pegasus Muse
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Don't recall any American telling me about their fabulous Bolivian vacation.  Peru, Chile, Brazil, yes.

Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela ... no.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 01:34 | Link to Comment barnaby33
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Chile and Argentina as well. Its more about reciprocity though its still stupid.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:51 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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Possibly by 2015.  If it doesn't happen by then, look for it to start maybe 2060 (during the next Kondratiev winter).  I am guessing it will be Fascists vs. Muslims.  No way they can support exponential hordes of dole babies that turn into unemployed, alienated youth.  The PC fantasyland is doomed.  There will be widespread deportations/concentration camps and a general war of Europe vs. the Middle East.  The NWO will try to false-flag America into the war but we should stay out of it. 

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:01 | Link to Comment Bringin It
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Well if history is any guide, we won't.  Stay out that is.

The NWO will try to false-flag America into the war but we should stay out of it.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:04 | Link to Comment Léonard
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The next war in Europe will be the Europeans taking their sovereignties back and kicking the USA, their shitty multicultural society and the muslims out of the continent.

 

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:13 | Link to Comment Léonard
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The Rivkin project found in Wi kileaks : how the USA are using the muslims and multiculturalism to take over France

http://www.defrancisation.com/la-strategie-des-etats-unis-pour-les-minor...

http://www.defrancisation.com/le-projet-rivkin-comment-la-mondialisation...

(In French. Google chrome is your friend)

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:03 | Link to Comment russki standart
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Fuck the stinky cheese eating Danes, for pointing out the obvious, that the EU is dysfunctional.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment TheGreatPonzi
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The Danes don't eat much cheese, except their gouda, which most French people find disgusting. 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:14 | Link to Comment knukles
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Which is all fair as most Danes find the French disgusting.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:22 | Link to Comment TheGreatPonzi
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No, seriously, it has a very acrid and obnoxious taste. The best cheeses in the world are Cantal and Tomme, without contest. 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:26 | Link to Comment knukles
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Likewise, the Danes find the French to be very obnoxious and acerbic.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:21 | Link to Comment taisen
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Are you two of Danish descent, or are you just ranting on ?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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I do like Cantal (french styled cheddar, right?) - but i prefer the goat cheeses from the southern regions...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:56 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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The hell with cheese. Where's the aquavit?

Skol!

 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:49 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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Are you from the part of the world that doesn't know the difference between Denmark and Holland? That would almost be the whole world.

Danish cheese is Havarti and a few other stinky kinds that taste very good.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:37 | Link to Comment TheGreatPonzi
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My (big) mistake. I was quite asleep.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:42 | Link to Comment akak
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Havarti with dill, served with smoked salmon on some nice rye flatbread --- heaven!

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:43 | Link to Comment Mad Cow
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Oh! Now you're talkin.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 05:28 | Link to Comment Reptil
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Ehmm no, danish people eat some cheese (danish blue is a Roquefort clone, perhaps you meant that), Gouda cheese is dutch, not stinky at all, and french people have no qualms about that, but prefer their own (much more stinky) local cheese varieties. Tasted some french cheezes that emit a smell you can lean on. Things that have a look and smell you or I have never encountered. And the fun thing is, each region has their own particular disgusting but delicious culinairy experience. Excellent with a full body bordeaux. Spanish don't like stinky cheezes at all. Detest it. Forget about importing any of these. They'll set of the biohazard alarms. An innocent Cheddar won't even make it into the UK.

Cheers! (or is that Cheese!)

Sat, 05/14/2011 - 16:33 | Link to Comment fajensen
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Spanish don't like stinky cheezes at all - Yeah? Is it not Spain who has this cheese that is made by letting maggots eat it and shit it back out ;-)

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:14 | Link to Comment Léonard
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Oh ! the Clichés....

You'll find gouda in every supermarkets and on many tables in France.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Jasper M
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If memory serves, the Danes (like the Brits) never adopted the Euro, either.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:43 | Link to Comment nonclaim
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Correct, they stand on solid ground to say this land is mine.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:05 | Link to Comment legal eagle
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It is about the towel heads, multiculturalism has not worked, anyone welcome if you integrate

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:29 | Link to Comment pesamystik
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No kidding. And multiculturalism is working real well here in the U.S. too. What a joke.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:40 | Link to Comment digalert
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ding ding ding, Many people don't want to admit it.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:23 | Link to Comment Manthong
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No problem, we're just screaming for more middle east and african moslems here.

 

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 03:59 | Link to Comment ZeroPower
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The real problem is those fucking towel heads come into the EU thinking its their own arabia and are welcome to the exact same customs back home, WHILE taking all sort of unemployment benefits and medical insurance cause theyve squatted in their little piece of sand in the park for long enough to get a residency pass or, even worse, a passport.

FYI - no issues with the work hard folk of the MENA; its the others that ruin it for everyone.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:39 | Link to Comment zelter
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Why is anyone welcome if they "integrate," i.e., cause ethnic cleansing of the native population already suffering a below-replacement birthrate? As an European living under a gigantic supranational police state set out to do just that, "integrate" us all, I am terrified of it and its political supporters (even if they falsely juxtapose the two ethnic cleansing flavours of "integration" and "multiculturalism"). Is it because your depraved humanist philosophy is so narrow-minded that you consider all humans to be fungible goods with no real ethnic and genetic interests?

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:57 | Link to Comment chubbar
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That is what the plan is in the U.S.

Water down and hopefully destroy any homogeneity of the population so it is controlled easier through divisive politics. Every administration since Reagan has practiced it (open borders and amnesty offerings to law breakers). The SPP treaty (being presented as a non treaty to circumvent the congress). The MEXCAN highway that is still being implemented even though voted down in many jurisdictions. The new "preferred traveler" program that gives 65 million Mexicans preferred status to come across the U.S. border. All of these are indications and proof that the U.S. is attempting genocide of the culture that was prevalent in the U.S. up through the mid eighties.

FAIR has concluded that illegals cost the U.S. taxpayer in excess of 250 billion/yr yet the politicians never point to this expediture as something to tackle.

When austerity measures are finally proposed how many politicians will bring up this cost? NONE. It's an ethnic cleansing program embraced by both parties.

They refuse to shut down the border, states are sued by the Federal courts if they try to enforce immigration laws that are on the FEDERAL books. Cops are not allowed to inquire about immigration status even though the "illegal" in illegal immigrations clearly indicates it is a crime. The Federal gov't wants YOU AND ME to get a Federal ID with a chip in it but doesn't actually want any illegals asked for theirs.

The whole issue is part of the criminal takedown of the U.S. I know most don't believe that but just wait and see what happens as the result of this malfeasance and sedition by  our elected officials.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:20 | Link to Comment Léonard
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That is what the plan is in the U.S.

Water down and hopefully destroy any homogeneity of the population so it is controlled easier through divisive politics.

That's exactly the same plan for the UE from the same people : Washington, Wall Street and the City. What are we waiting to stop them ?

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Great Dane
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UE?

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 08:12 | Link to Comment chubbar
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That is what the plan is in the U.S.

Water down and hopefully destroy any homogeneity of the population so it is controlled easier through divisive politics. Every administration since Reagan has practiced it (open borders and amnesty offerings to law breakers). The SPP treaty (being presented as a non treaty to circumvent the congress). The MEXCAN highway that is still being implemented even though voted down in many jurisdictions. The new "preferred traveler" program that gives 65 million Mexicans preferred status to come across the U.S. border. All of these are indications and proof that the U.S. is attempting genocide of the culture that was prevalent in the U.S. up through the mid eighties.

FAIR has concluded that illegals cost the U.S. taxpayer in excess of 250 billion/yr yet the politicians never point to this expediture as something to tackle.

When austerity measures are finally proposed how many politicians will bring up this cost? NONE. It's an ethnic cleansing program embraced by both parties.

They refuse to shut down the border, states are sued by the Federal courts if they try to enforce immigration laws that are on the FEDERAL books. Cops are not allowed to inquire about immigration status even though the "illegal" in illegal immigrations clearly indicates it is a crime. The Federal gov't wants YOU AND ME to get a Federal ID with a chip in it but doesn't actually want any illegals asked for theirs.

The whole issue is part of the criminal takedown of the U.S. I know most don't believe that but just wait and see what happens as the result of this malfeasance and sedition by  our elected officials.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:29 | Link to Comment taisen
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the new danish minister on the area, at his inauguration speech, said that time has run out for Integration. Assimilation is the way now. Anyone heard that before ??

Sat, 05/14/2011 - 16:41 | Link to Comment fajensen
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Many, Many, Times: They all start out fine enough with the inauguration speech then they are dragged ito some subbasement and a chip is shot into their brain. After that they are the same as the last guy - useless, waste of protein, an abomination, a blight on Democrasy

He did not even tell the EU to go stuff it when Denmark was told off for expelling a few organised roman criminal gangs under his "reign" (The kind of people Sweden kicks out routinely with no remarks coming). It is clear that Denmark is percieved as weak by the eurocrats. 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:08 | Link to Comment legal eagle
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Switzerland never lowered their fences, kept the CHF, smart moves

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:44 | Link to Comment akak
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Yet they rolled over like a bitchslapped puppy to the IRS and its worldwide tentacles.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 01:17 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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THAT is a very good observation akak!

La Suisse is not a good solution for freedom lovers!

Quietly hide out with gold!

Or, fcuk it, I am, maybe, off to PERU (as long as Ollanta Humala does not win) where foreigners and investments are welcome.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 08:01 | Link to Comment Pope Clement
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Seems as if giving the vote to women recently is the harbinger of the end of Swiss military democracy which kept them prosperous and out of the European wars for centuries.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 05:40 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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Yes they did lower the fences, that is why they have the lazy German free loader problem, but Denmark gives Switzerland political cover to correct that mistake.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:11 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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I saw this a few hours ago I'm in Oceana on business so haven't dissected yet.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:21 | Link to Comment theopco
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No, you're in Eurasia. You have always been in Eurasia.

 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:35 | Link to Comment Selah
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Doubleplusgood!

 

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:33 | Link to Comment spdrdr
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Doubleplus Ungood!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:10 | Link to Comment knukles
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To paraphrase what Richard M. Nixon was to have said to Hunter S. Thompson somewhere in a men's room whist sharing a piss;

"Doomed.  They're all fucking doomed."

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:44 | Link to Comment Missiondweller
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Hillarious! Just picturing it my mind is funny.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:13 | Link to Comment pesamystik
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Here's a good take on the whole failed multiculturalism experiment.

http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2010/11/europes-demagogues/

I don't understand why host nations in Europe have to become minorities in their own countries. 

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 02:29 | Link to Comment Hunch Trader
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Why? International Socialism.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:03 | Link to Comment ZeroPower
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Cheers great link

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:17 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Redneck Danes bitchez!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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Amen!   I used to love to go to Europe.   Now, when I drive through some of their cities, it feels like I'm passing through Trenton NJ.

Go, Europe Go....

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:57 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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I haven't been to Copenhagen for 25 years. They had one Burger King then and maybe a McD's. I didn't eat there.  

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:38 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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I have never understood some europeans claiming they have a higher per capita gdp with or without purchasing power parity adjustments.

Poor people in america have cars, air conditioning, and more than one tiny bathroom per house. Can you imagine your kids having to deal with just one bathroom in the morning?

Apparently many are also priced out of the water and soap market.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:31 | Link to Comment Léonard
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Can you imagine your kids having to deal with just one bathroom in the morning?

I can imagine what these spoiled kids will do when on the sidewalk in a shelter with foodstamps.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:23 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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Venn diagrams are so European...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:33 | Link to Comment knukles
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Especially comparisons of the before (as per social design with everything sharing and complimentary) and the after (as per the null set of reality of said social experiment).

Null set. 
Possibly the most elegant of matematical conditions.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:31 | Link to Comment mynhair
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We are down to Denmark now?

Gimme a break.

Must be the Gingrich effect.

Denmark = Socialist Heaven, on joints.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:32 | Link to Comment knukles
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No.  Belgium was put on the watch list for not having effectively formed a government for so long.  Forget everything still runs fine without. 
Ought be a requirement for all countries to attain an investment grade rating.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:37 | Link to Comment mynhair
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Belgium ever had a goobermint?

Dam History.  Ask ODammer.

Ask ODammer where Belgium is.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:32 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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They have strict rules on stray cats too!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:37 | Link to Comment mynhair
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Piss off!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:47 | Link to Comment nonclaim
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Cats with thumbs... we'll get there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6CcxJQq1x8

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:35 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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For entry and exit visas, please apply at the Ministry of Secret Police. 

You will be required to sign a paper stating that we have treated you well and you have no complaints. 

You will further be required to recite the International Oath of Banker Allegiance to demonstrate your loyalty and moral character.

Please enjoy your stay in our country!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:35 | Link to Comment mr. mirbach
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This may help with the Venn Diagramme:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_Europe

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:41 | Link to Comment mynhair
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Does it help with the wonder about box #6 being Google or Greece?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/55221079/05-10-11-EOTM-Snakes-and-Ladders

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:39 | Link to Comment Redneck Makin-tosh
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The brain that could blame Scandinavia's problems on immigration must be an ironic genius!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:48 | Link to Comment mynhair
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If your brain wasn't dead, you'd get it.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:50 | Link to Comment knukles
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Or be an iconic genus

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:53 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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Cereberus/BeNeLux.

 

Dogs of polycephaly that play together won't appreciate defecting fucking Danes.

 

 

 

The border thing may commence, but the broader thing will too.

 

 

 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 23:59 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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Denmark has a good plan. They will just send the navy to Canada and take us over. They will start with Hans Island. I for one welcome our new Danish overlords.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:18 | Link to Comment -Michelle-
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Now I've got this in my head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApxnAr6pRt0

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:06 | Link to Comment AldoHux_IV
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Unity and cooperation is the disguise and illusion for the social class genocide that's been taking place-- if anything we should end those who have been a part of the NWO.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:06 | Link to Comment Breaker
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"I don't understand why host nations in Europe have to become minorities in their own countries."

Because the people of the host nations aren't having babies. To support all the old people, they have to import workers. Unfortunately for Europe, the nearest workers to import are from Muslim countries. Muslims have a lot of babies. The endgame is pretty much a done deal. Minority status and nostalgia about the good old days for the current European culture.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:29 | Link to Comment Phaethon
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Europeans -- actual Europeans, not only the new-comer, Muslim kind -- have kids at a faster rate than East Asians.  Yet you don't hear calls for mass immigration into East Asia due to their demographics.  It's only in White countries, all White countries, that you hear of the need for importing millions upon millions of foreign "workers" to prop up the economy.  Asia is allowed to remain Asian.  Africa African.  But White countries are for the whole world to move into.  American citizenship is a universal birthright, it seems.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:50 | Link to Comment Missiondweller
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The phrase you're looking for is "white liberal guilt".

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 01:21 | Link to Comment Phaethon
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Exactly!  It has nothing to do with economic necessity or with demographics.  Those arguments are miguided at best, but more often than that it's an intentional distraction.  The origin of this soft genocide is social and political at its core.  It's been forced on people who were never, ever asked "Do you want to become a minority in your own country?"

 

A shrinking population is something that the world has dealt with many times in many places without importing tens of millions of totally alien strangers.  Hell, a gentle decrease in population due to changing birth rate is much easier to deal with than, say, rapid die off from disease like during the Black Death.  European society recovered after the waves of that disease swept the continent, and did so without the mass immigration of Muslims or anyone else to replace the deceased.  It's a lie and nothing else to say this population replacement is necessary.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:41 | Link to Comment Léonard
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It is necessary to create a mass of uprooted customers who will only dream of loaning money to get a new I-Phone.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:49 | Link to Comment Léonard
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+10000

Good observations. Africa and Arabia are also allowed to stay African and Arabian, but white countries are told to mix no matter what they think or want. Sarkozy said one day that there was no other way. It is an order.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCs4ZcsDo4E

Sat, 05/14/2011 - 16:07 | Link to Comment fajensen
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The endgame is pretty much a done deal. Minority status and nostalgia about the good old days for the current European culture.

This is Europe. The endgame is that the muslims will either leave or go into the camps and up the chimneys like the Jews! The US will not always be around to help them out.

PS - It could end peacefully, Once the wellfare runs out so does the muslims!

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:25 | Link to Comment Mongo
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...following which the EU will exist only in history books.

 

Now that would be a sight for sore eyes...

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 02:33 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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History is of KJings and Quiers. (Kings & Squires)

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 02:37 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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History is of KJings and Quiers. (Kings & Squires)

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:53 | Link to Comment JR
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This is a very important development; perhaps overshadowing even the Greek unrest.

The cultural and economic clashes in Europe, such as this Danish move, are similar to the American reaction to Third World immigration flooding into its labor markets – primarily from Mexico.

Like the Europeans, Americans were taken somewhat unawares by their rulers’ goal of upsetting population makeup enough to overcome nationalistic loyalties.

The open-border philosophy, brought on by legislation initiated by Edward Kennedy and Jewish lobbyists who claimed U.S. immigration policy had been “racist,” and subsequent inaction from Congress, made many liberal politicians in the United States believe they had achieved their goals, and Americans would be forced to accept a North American economic and political union.

But they miscalculated. As immigration spread through California, Texas and Arizona and into the remainder of the continental United States, other state governments began to hear from their constituents as the American spirit awakened to the danger.

In the Bush Administration, a Democrat-controlled House moved quickly with extremely liberal immigration legislation, even passing the Dream Act to give illegal youth citizenship by finishing college or by joining the military.  President Bush awaited an immigration bill with his signing pen in hand; it never came.

The economic and cultural changes brought about by this incredible increase in Third World immigration, much of it illegal, happened too fast for Americans to roll over and agree.  Now, as in Europe, the economic and cultural resistance to the world government dreams of the international bankers is only beginning.

Obama this week, speaking to a group near the border, implied there will be a new push for immigration legislation, that if passed, would help our economic problems – when that is exactly what is adding to the problems of unemployment. In campaign mode everyday of his presidency, Obama’s primary object is to keep Hispanic support as close to his re-election hopes as possible, even though the chances for an immigration bill grow ever weaker following last November’s election.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 01:11 | Link to Comment Rynak
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No government on this planet proposes ANY "solution" to unemployment. All they do is compensating the symptoms, and moving them from one area to another. To put it simple: That unemployment is even considered a problem at all, is ridiculous..... unemployment is only a problem, because:

1. The economic model is not designed to deal with an oversupply of workforce. To explain it with a simple example: If on a small island, with a population of 10 people, the workforce of 7 people (or 70% of time) is sufficient to sustain all 10 people, then why should this be a problem? Why is this "bad"? This is efficient! It only is a problem, because current economic models cannot deal with such a scenario efficiently.

2. Import/Export bias.... whenever a country has a bias towards imports, or a bias towards exports, then it is working inefficiently, and certainly isn't selfsustaining and autonomous. Why would a country do this then? Well, because of incompetence at fixing problem #1.

 

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 01:33 | Link to Comment JR
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Anyone familiar with North American labor and resource problems knows that the Mexican people crossing the border are not doing it because they would rather be in the United States than in Mexico.  Because of the international bankers and the corporations who put a premium on low wages and low fringe benefits--who made a deal with Mexico’s and America’s corrupt governments--Mexicans are forced to leave a homeland and a culture that they love.  Mexico is favored with abundant natural resources and willing labor and most any Mexican would rather have his culture, his friends and his community than to move into a new situation with a new language and new trials.

Unfortunately, for everyone involved, Mexican laborers are being used to force American workers to accept lower wages and/or unemployment, while America’s banker/corporation system begins to mirror Mexico’s corrupt government, both now using workers as pawns.

These international corporations could have gone to Mexico to develop a free enterprise system with an emphasis on freedom, instead they chose to put both America and Mexico and the world on the road to serfdom, rather than put all on America's old road to prosperity.

Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos in his essayThe Fourth World War Has Begun that originally appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique in September of 1997 documents the link between globalization and bank fraud. Below is a brief excerpt from Marcos in an article on Zero Hedge by JS Kim:

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http://www.zerohedge.com/article/startling-link-between-globalisation-and-bank-fraud

Each day the big finance centres impose their laws on countries and groups of countries all around the world. They re-arrange and re-order the inhabitants of those countries.  ...

The objective of neoliberalism’s migration policy is more to destabilise the world labour market than to put a brake on immigration. The fourth world war - with its mechanisms of destruction/depopulation and reconstruction/reorganisation - involves the displacement of millions of people Their destiny is to wander the world, carrying the burden of their nightmare with them, so as to constitute a threat to workers who have a job, a scapegoat designed to make people forget their bosses, and to provide a basis for the racism that neoliberalism provokes…

With the beginning of the fourth world war, organised crime has globalised its activities. The criminal organisations of five continents have taken on board the "spirit of world cooperation" and have joined together in order to participate in the conquest of new markets. They are investing in legal businesses, not only in order to launder dirty money, but in order to acquire capital for illegal operations. Their preferred activities are luxury property investment, the leisure industry, the media - and banking....

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 02:34 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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Keep it simple J.R. I love you. That eur/usd call was good for a swing trade.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 01:07 | Link to Comment Josh Randall
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Lets see if the See Something - Say something TSA Gropeing society is chosen to man the perimeter.

Go Denmark GO!

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 01:49 | Link to Comment i-dog
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The official reason: "controls would counter illegal immigration and organised crime."

I don't buy it. They have no interest at all in stemming either illegal immigration or organised crime ... TPTB are up to their necks in both ... those are their main sources of tax-free, hidden cashflow!

Instead, I see it as the first step towards installing sophisticated border checkpoints across Europe (as is already happening in the US ... with DHS now extending TSA groping and x-raying from the airports to railways, malls and sporting arenas). I hope I'm wrong.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 05:21 | Link to Comment Mad Cow
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This is correct.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 18:12 | Link to Comment Great Dane
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I agree as well.  Every culture, White, black, brown are feeling pressure and you know whom from.  Race wars are on the menu EU & US, UK- (with a damn good possibility in Australia as well) including more border controls for the middle classes. Everything will then be purchased on the cheap after the fallout.  Everyone one us seems to understand the world system cannot continue as it is.

When one man only can watch another man eat, doom follows.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 03:10 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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...uh, multiculturalism failed in Germany. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKG76HF24_k

in France. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj41TDPFW50

in England. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3xsnEzA8Fw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRHfLayTOsw

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/barack-obama-is-wrong-18-facts-which-prove-that-illegal-immigration-is-an-absolute-nightmare-for-the-u-s-economy

No one can afford the poor, the tired and the hungry at this point because, they are POMO NAFTA bankrupt, U.N.Sustainable Fannie Mae foreclosed and they GATT ZIRP unemployed. Politically, any dumshit that goes ''multi culture'' or ''amnesty'' is doing so with the Great Wal Mart of Communist China offer, which is only attractive to dipshit slaves that love the prison walls of the Tower of Babel, or suicidal maniacs hell bent on 72 virgins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS40PSzN7SA&feature=related

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:14 | Link to Comment ZeroPower
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Excellent videos, cheers.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 12:04 | Link to Comment Léonard
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And some time ago, what did Sarkozy the big liar say ? That the French must mix, it is an obligation : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCs4ZcsDo4E

Since then, he gave more money to welcome the new immigrants with more mosques (build with public money...yes, the French pay taxes to feed them, to house them, for their medical treatments and their unemployement benefits and also to build them mosques...), allowed islamic banks and finance in France with special treatments and placements for muslims, bought a fast food chaine (Quick) serving only halal meat. Now he and his fellows are trying to impose halal meat and ban porc in schools and workplaces to not offend the muslims. That's what I call integration !

Sat, 05/14/2011 - 16:08 | Link to Comment fajensen
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I hope that bastard loses already in the first round of the presidential election, and that there be a God, that he answers prayers and let Sakozy lose to Front National in the first round because the establishment panic over that would be Epic!

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:39 | Link to Comment Dr Bundkrans
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Well, in all fairness; we are not implementing oldskool borders, as the EUBusiness linkstates. It is just a matter of hiring a few extra customs-employees, that will harass the traffic at the borders for a few weeks, with the media showing it, so everyone knows, that we have achieved 'success'. Don't put more into it. The Peoples Party needed a little 'win', to show their voters, and got it, as part of a deal, that includes stopping to pay healthy people to go on a early expensive retirement, 5 years before regular retirement age.

Also please bear in mind, that even though public employees are supposed to work 37 hours a week, we all know, that that aint happening.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 04:52 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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I live in Sweden, just across the sound from Denmark.  I think possily this decision is actually more about racism. Denmark also quit accepting refugees some years ago, partly for financial reasons and partly because they hate muslims. 

I don't know why this is news though.  Sweden has always had customs at the border between Denmark and Sweden.  Why is it special that Denmark does the same?

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 05:06 | Link to Comment Dr Bundkrans
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Aww, the DK versus Sweden fight, when it comes to muslims is so boring. Denmark do take refugees, according to our international agreements, and the fact that we discuss and addresses the problems related to immigrants and or muslims, does not make Danish people racist, or just hating muslims. We hate all religions, our own included.

But I do agree, it is not big news, that we will get customs like you guys.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 05:44 | Link to Comment Keithk
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+1

Give ZH an inch and they'll take a mile. I'm not saying there isn't trouble for Europe ahead, but one country brings in border controls and you guys are talking about the next great war, LOL

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:06 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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Hey man, take a look at the stars this morning. Oh, and if you were just in that 7.1 or that quake that was to hit Rome, that just hit Spain instead, be careful not to trip on the debris. http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://bible.cc/luke/21-25.htm

http://bible.cc/isaiah/19-2.htm 

http://niv.scripturetext.com/matthew/24.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX5tfRdkoY0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2z7LXpAX3Q

 

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 12:29 | Link to Comment Léonard
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Racism... racism.. you only have that word as an excuse.

The truth is muslims and Africans are causing huge problems in all European countries despite performant social and health care systems. That IS the problem. Robbery, violence, rape, the prisons are full of these people all over Europe and they come and go how they want it because the borders are open. And I'm not talking about their assistantship that we paid with huge taxes !

So please, stop the "they are racists" argument. Sweden, Denmark are ones of the most progressive and tolerant countries on earth, ones of these you'll never see in Africa or Arabland. Show me a democratic and tolerant muslims or African country... For once in your History, take your damn responsabilities for your behaviors ! Europe is the land of the european indigenous. That place is not yours. You have no rights on it.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 06:51 | Link to Comment Dr. Impossible
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...man, if we had boarder controls between Indiana, and Illinois,(checking birth cert.)....we wouldn't be in this mess now..

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 06:58 | Link to Comment IslandMan
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Why does Wiki think that Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Moldova are in Europe ?

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:01 | Link to Comment IslandMan
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Why does Wiki think that Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Moldova are in Europe ?

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 06:59 | Link to Comment IslandMan
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Why does Wiki think that Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Moldova are in Europe ?

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:20 | Link to Comment Coldfire
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"[C]ontrols would counter illegal immigration and organised crime".

What?! Not even a mention of Terrorism? Emmanuel Goldstein is rolling in his (watery) grave.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:34 | Link to Comment anony
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Pretend for a day that the Ford Aerostar is Wall Street and Lord Blankfiend, Jamie D, Joey Cass, Dodd, Cox, H. Paulson, Gensler, Grahamm, Bliley, Leach, Mozillo, Fuld, the Bernank, Timmay, Kashkari, Friedman, Madoff, and Rajamarathanagupta, et al. are in the back of the van.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=OQnU1t7UzgM

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 14:38 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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About fucking time some put their foot down... Since we entered Schengen my country, Sweden, has been flooded with illegal guns and discount hard drugs. Criminals have been moving freely and bringing contraband. The modern slave trade, eloquently called "trafficking", has exploded.

 

Who on Earth thought that removing border control on a number of former CommBloc states like Poland was a good idea?

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 03:57 | Link to Comment ZeroPower
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Whats even funnier is you close-minded Swedes think the fault is on the Polish?

Hint: google "Solidarity movement"

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