Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
In a departure from Belgium’s usually reverent treatment of its royalty, the illegitimate daughter of King Albert II is about to publish a book attacking him for disowning her.
“We’ve never had a big-time daddy-daughter relationship,” she said last week in her Brussels studio. “The last time I saw him I was 25 years old.
I’m blamed for doing things that are a little vulgar,” said Boël, smiling at her model of the Manneken Pis, the famous Belgian statue of a little boy urinating. Her version includes a giant phallus in the colours of the national flag. STORY
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
LiveLeak link. has the English translation, although I had a lot of problems with it yesterday, probably overloaded server. It's atrocity footage interspersed with scenes of imams preaching, the film and text is Dutch. Music by Tchaikovsky and Grieg.
Wilders didn't pull any punches at all, this is incendiary. Funny thing about multiculturalism. We have to respect the immigrant culture, but they don't have to respect the host culture. If some liberals would care to enlighten me about that, I'd like to hear it.
Death threats by proponents of the religion of peace have led to the removal of the Geert Wilders film "Fitna" from LiveLeak's servers that was linked to yesterday. In a kind of "I am Spartacus" response, numerous sites have reposted the video. Victor Trombettas, for example, has posted it here on his blog's YouTube account; Pat Dollard has posted it here on his site with the vow that he "will NEVER bow to your ******** yappity yapping"; Michelle Malkin has posted it here; Hot Air has posted it here; Rusty Shackleford has posted it here. As of this moment, it is still posted on Google here. Download your own copy here
The public list awards 9 million euros from the public purse to King Albert each year. In all the royal family gets 12 million from the public list.
Mr Jambon points to the hidden costs of the royal family. These costs account for a further 16 million euros that are listed on the budgets of other government departments.
Heating costs are funded separately. Some 234 police officers ensure the royal family's security, while the royals do not have to pay for their air travel. The lawmaker insists that if the present civil list is not enough, it should be increased so that there is greater transparency about royal finances.
Mr Jambon also calls for the scrapping of the public funds awarded to Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent, King Albert's other children.
He told the VRT: "They are ordinary people like you and me. I don't see why they shouldn't get a job."
I love Mr Ham.....but a Belgian Politician that makes sense? What a country!
Isn't paying for someone elses illegitimate children part of the culture? Besides, what job would fat Prince Laurent possibly be qualified for, except accepting welfare checks in Wallonia.
be domiciled in Flanders;
Have held, together with his family, at least 50 percent in a company
that is established in the European Union,
that has staff in the European Economic Area with an average salary cost of €500,000 during the last three years (that level must be maintained for five years),
That drafts annual accounts in accordance with the Belgian rules (that is attached to the company’s income tax return) or in accordance with the legislation of the country where the company is established; and
of course, the heirs must have declared the participation in the inheritance tax return.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The portrait, by photographer Michel Comte, shows a younger Miss Bruni gazing thoughtfully into the camera with nothing but her crossed hands to cover her modesty. STORY
Ronald Long of Missouri did not own a drill, (he owned a drill, it was just the Swiss Redneck drill) so he used his .22 calibre handgun to fire two shots into the wall of the room so that he could run a cable through from outside. I always thought 9mm was the proper ammunition for cable installs.
Mr Long’s wife Patsy was standing outside the house when he fired the gun. She was hit by the second bullet and later died from her injuries in hospital. STORY
NATO TV will be launched at a summit next week in Bucharest, Romania, alliance spokesman James Appathurai said Wednesday.
Much of its coverage will focus on the mission of the alliance's 47,000 troops in Afghanistan. NATO plans to have five TV crews sending regular reports from the country.
The channel will be available on the alliance's Web site, http://www.nato.int/. Broadcast quality footage will also be available for TV networks to download.
Denmark is providing much of the funding for the project, which is part of an effort to boost flagging public support in several allied countries for the Afghanistan mission.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
A new study reveals that women who wed men who are uglier than they are, will have a happier marriage than those with a more attractive mate.
In couples where the wife is the hotter one, both parties seem to be content, found a study of 82 newlywed duos in the Journal of Family Psychology.
Remember that scene in Wayne’s World when Wayne, Garth and the crew are rocking out to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody? A lot of us are guilty of copying that scene while driving and rocking out to that track. Most of us however, rocked out to a normal level. Not this guy. This guy thinks he’s in a mosh pit at a Metallica concert…
Too bad he’s in a tiny little car with really sensitive airbags….
The trial is of France's most prolific serial killers of recent times. Fourniret, 65, is charged with the murders of seven young women in Belgium and France, although investigators believe that he is responsible for many more. Dubbed 'The Ogre of the Ardennes', the prosecutors will claim that he acted for the most part with the active help of his 59-year-old wife. STORY
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Drunkenness probably saved the life of a young Czech who recently climbed over the safety rail in order to throw himself in the Hranicka abyss but, paralysed by alcohol, he fell asleep on the edge of the steep chasm, the local police told CTK Thursday.
The 20-year-old man originally wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the abyss earlier this week. According to experts, Hranicka, a popular tourist destination, is the deepest abyss in Central Europe. Its steep rocks above the level of the "bottom" lake are 70 metres high, but the depth of the lake has never been reliably measured so far. STORY The Prague Monitor
Damn I love that global warming! That's the most snow I've seen in Belgium in the ten years that I've been here, and the first snowfall, that stuck, that we've had here this year. Who would have thought that Al Gore could have figured all this out, after inventing the internet.
But the Brits need serious help! The Blackthorn was lured into flowering by the empty promises of global warming and a balmy zephyr, and now the buds are being frozen. No Blackthorn flowers, no fruit, no sloes, no sloe gin - now if that isn't a crisis I don't know what is. What will the college girls drink now?
Much of Flanders is experiencing a white Easter with snow falling or having fallen at locations across the region. The winter conditions are exceptional for late March. Bellow average temperatures have been recorded at weather stations all over Flanders during the past couple of days.
The snowfall and colder than average temperatures are good news for the operators of langlauf skiing facilities in the Belgian Ardennes.
However, fruit and vegetable farmers and gardeners are less happy with the cold snap.
The last time that temperatures in late March were so low was back in 1975.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Trying to high five from 2 feet away…now that’s another story.
13 Majors and 64 PGA Tour Wins, $100Million Dollars Prize Money
Buick, Nike and other corporate sponserships, $100Million a year
Projected to be first sports athlete to Break into the Billionaire club before the age of 40
Knowing that I am cooler than Eldrick “Tiger” Woods
In its latest March 19 issue, Brussels weekly TeleMoustique offers an exclusive dossier about the mafia in Belgium where, according to the Belgian police department specialized for Albanian organized crime, Albanian mafia clans dominate, leading in the illegal trade, including human trafficking and the sale of cocaine and heroin.
The Albanian gangs are spread throughout the Europe, the report says, adding that Albanian brutality and networks of prostitution rings have made them notorious and dominant in the human trafficking in the West.
Belgium is regarded as the most important country in the Albanian human trafficking, being the last port before the entry to Great Britain, considered the "El Dorado of the illegal immigration".
It is estimated that up to 100,000 illegal immigrants have been transfered to Belgium by the Albanians, while some observers warn that this number represents the illegal immigrants in Brussels alone, the city with some 1M residents, the report claims.
Albanian Clans Use Kosovo Province to Launder the Prostitution/Drugs Cash
Apart from human trafficking, Albanian clans are most involved in the drug trafficking—mainly cocaine and heroin—and thefts.
According to the TeleMoustique report, one of Albanian 'specialties' remains banditry, ranging from the cigarette theft on the gas stations, store thefts to the robberies of the trucks transporting goods, Belgian police commissar assigned to the department of Albanian organized crime said.
In the field of prostitution, Albanian clans have advanced to a new stage, becoming the ones who are now renting out the bars and buildings to Bulgarians for prostitution brothels.
The same inspector revealed that they are now witnessing massive laundering of the moneys Albanians are making through the organized crime in the Western Europe. Belgian police has found the Albanian mafia is most often sending this money by other expats to Albania and Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, to be "invested" in the building of houses and gas pumps.
Friday, March 21, 2008
This is some funny stuff. These guys are now two of my favorites.
#1 Life is not fair. Get used to it.
The proposed Directive will cover four types of road traffic offence: speeding, drink-driving, not wearing a seat belt and failing to stop at a red light. These four offences are the leading causes of accidents and road deaths: they are involved in almost 75% of all road deaths, according to the commission.
Belgium has a new Federal Government today. King Albert has sworn in the new five party administration. This afternoon Prime Minister Yves Leterme will deliver his government’s policy statement in Parliament.
Here's a picture of the motley crew, somebody help us!
"the only merit of this government is that it is a government " (Het Nieuwsblad)
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Girls Gone Wild from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.
Eliot Spitzer resigned in shame as New York Governor after paying for a whore he could have watched for $29.95! Turns out call-girl Ashley Alexandra Dupre has popped up in the archives of the Girls Gone Wild vaults, guess who's ready to cash in on the situation.
Now instead of paying out tons of cash to get the famous whore for his films, GGW's Joe Francis just has to reach into the closet for the tapes he already shot in 2003 in Miami.
Ashley Dupre signed on to spend a week with the GGW crew showing off her goodies. She also signed away her rights from the time when she appeared on the video. This helps save Francis $1 Million after he offered her to appear in his new magazine. After finding the tape in the archives Francis pulled out of the offer.
"Says Francis to Associated Press tonight, “It’ll save me a million bucks. It’s kind of like finding a winning lottery ticket in the cushions of your couch.”
A preview video is reportedly going to go live on GirlsGoneWild.com
Public transport ground to a halt in Brussels on Wednesday as bus drivers called a wildcat strike after a vehicle driven by one of their members was attacked with a Molotov cocktail. Bus and tram lines shut down across the city and metro trains were cripplingly overloaded as the strike took hold at 6.30am .
Brussels transport unions called the strike to demand safer working conditions after a gang of youths (of unknown origin, I'm sure) in the suburb of Anderlecht hurled a Molotov cocktail at a passing bus. Nobody was injured in the attack, the Belga news agency reported.Safety on public transport has been a recurrent theme in the Belgian media in recent months, with a string of attacks reported on both passengers and staff.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Jackie Guerrido Gives Us The Weather from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.
I didn't think so.
Jackie Guerrido says it's going to be in the high 30's here in Minnesota tomorrow.
Just an excuse to see a video of the weather girl for Despierta America
Bad Ass Implants from Belgium Studs on Vimeo.
In the "you can't make this stuff up" department, take a look at this woman's ass. Although the video and the news story are unrelated....they should be!
William Yvorchuk, M.D., an independent Fargo plastic surgeon, was about to perform surgery on March 5 when the medical staff at the PSI Surgical Center of Fargo observed that Yvorchuk appeared impaired, according to a release sent out today by the Board. Yvorchuk’s blood alcohol level was later determined to be .351, about four times the legal limit!
Other physicians were called to observe Yvorchuk, and after evaluating him, agreed there was an apparent impairment, the release says. It also was determined that he had performed two surgeries earlier in the day, one of them must have been on this poor womans ass! STORY IN FARGO FORUM
“It’s taken nine months, but now the political crisis in Belgium appears finally to have been resolved.“
Has it really been resolved though?
The new governing coalition is far from an ideal stable government. It is a hodgepodge of parties that are in many ways ideologically opposed to each other.
French speaking Socialists, Dutch speaking Christian Democrats, and the nonsense speaking Liberal VLD whose ‘accomplishments’ over the past years in government include taking their political opposition (Vlaams Blok) to court while letting some of the most heinous murderers in Belgium’s history run free.
Despite being roundly thumped by the electorate in the election nine months ago the VLD find themselves once again in the government with parties whose only shared common interest is their quest for power and stomping out of political dissent. A setup that has rightly been called “The Cartel”. This is Belgium’s ‘new’ government, in fact not much different from the old one.
Belgium Political Crisis Ends With New Government. Belgium's rival parties say they have agreed to a new government, ending months of deadlock over demands for greater autonomy by the Dutch-speaking part of the country.
The deal for a coalition government was reached by five Belgian political parties representing not only political differences - between the left and the right - but the key split between those from Francophone Wallonia and Dutch-speaking Flanders.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
For lovers of horror, thriller, cult, bizarre and extreme cinema, it really doesn’t get any better than this.
And, of course, what would BIFFF be without the famous International Body Painting Contest (29 March) and the infamous Vampire’s Ball (5 April), at which fancy dress is not optional but absolutely de rigeur?
"Don't get me wrong", he continued. "We are only asking for the permission to buy some ground to construct our stadium. We don't need any state fundings. It is all taking too long. It is time to look for municipalities outside Brussels that don't thwart our plans", he concluded.
You mean someone is having problems with bureaucracy in Brussels......who'd have thought eh?
Monday, March 17, 2008
The Fleming, The Walloon, and the German Belgian see St. Patrick and each buys him a beer.
St. Patrick goes to shake Walloons hand, but the Walloon jumps up from his chair and runs away from him."Get away from me, St. Patrick." says the Walloon. "I'm on disability!"
Sunday, March 16, 2008
What is offensive in all this is that anyone who bought a home in that area knew what they were getting into - large crowds every night and all night long. It is to lessen this that the district is being “shrunk”. Less windows for the prostitutes - a more compact area for the tourists - less annoyance for the wealthy.
Prostitutes play the same role as gays and artists elsewhere? They move into a run down area, build it up, and along come the yuppies. It is not about anything more than that.
AND A FEW OF MY FAVORITE IRISH JOKES
Two Irishmen are sitting in a pub having beer and watching the brothel across the street. They see a Baptist minister walk into the brothel, and one of them says to the other, "Aye, 'tis a shame to see a man of the cloth goin' bad."
Then they see a rabbi enter the brothel, and the other Irishman says, "Aye, 'tis a shame to see that the Jews are fallin' victim to temptation."
Then they see a Catholic priest enter the brothel, and one of the Irishmen says, "What a terrible pity ... one of the girls must be quite ill."
An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.
He says, "Sir, have you been drinking?
Just water," says the priest.
The trooper says, "Then why do I smell wine?"
The priest looks at the bottle and says, "Good Lord! He's done it again!"
Paddy was tooling along the road one fine day when the local policeman, a friend of his, pulled him over. "What's wrong, Seamus?" Paddy asked. "Well didn't ya know, Paddy, that your wife fell out of the car about five miles back?" said Seamus. "Ah, praise the Almighty!" Paddy replied with relief. "I thought I'd gone deaf!"
Unless you're in a constant state of drunkeness all weekend, you might have heard it’s St. Paddys Day this Monday. So who better to tell you how to properly enjoy Ireland’s finest export than Fergal Murray, Brewmaster of Guinness. If you’ve never had one, a pint of Guinness is a work of art. It’s not a beer to be “shotgunned” or “mainlined” or “freebased.” It is to be explored with all your senses. Oh, and since it has alcohol, you can also explore senses of “self confidence,” “self importance” and, finally, “self urination.”
There will be a full day of activities with something to appeal to everyone. Sports will be the first order of the day as Irish athletes demonstrate their national games with junior and senior gaelic football and hurling matches. Want to give them a try? Nothing simpler. Demonstrations and tutorials on Gaelic Football and Hurling will take place throughout the day at the football pitch in Parc Cinquantenaire.
Kids will be looking Irish in no time with face-painting in the afternoon.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
veteran Lazare Ponticelli this week, a total of nine men who served in their countries'
armed forces during World War I are known to be still alive around the world.
The list, in order of seniority:
- Henry Allingham of Britain, aged 111. The only survivor to have served
from beginning to end of the conflict, he started in the Royal Navy and then
ended in the Air Force, seeing action at the Somme.
- Yakup Satar of Turkey, aged 109. Signed up in 1915 for the Ottoman Army,
worked with the Germans, notably on gas weapons, and was captured in 1917 in what is now Iraq.
- Harry Patch of Britain, 109. Called up in 1917 and saw action in the
trenches of the Belgian front, including during the murderous 3rd Battle of
Ypres. Injured by a shell in the same year.
- Delfino Borroni of Italy, 109. Joined an elite unit in 1917 and notably
fought against Austro-Hungarian forces in the Tyrol.
- Francesco Chiarello, also of Italy, 109. Called up in 1918 and saw action
in his country's final battles of the war.
- Frank Buckles, United States, 107. Joined up by lying about his age when
his country entered the war in 1917 and served as an ambulance driver in
England and France.
- John Babcock of Canada, aged 107. Was sent to Britain as a junior soldier
with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1917, but did not see action because
he was too young.
- Franz Kuenstler of Germany, aged 107. Joined a Hungarian artillery unit
in February 1918, and served in Italy. Only survivor of the Austro-Hungarian
- Claude Choules of Britain, aged 106. Joined the Royal Navy in 1916 and
served in the North Sea while only a teenager.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Learning as never been so fun! - Refresh Refresh Refresh Refresh
They say that guys who know how to dance are better at getting girls. Watch these videos and learn a thing or two, so next time you’re out at the bar, you can make sure you will never, ever, ever get a girl.
Do The Douche
Cut off jean shorts? Check. Gloriously tanned man-boobs? Check. The ability to play the air/dick guitar? Check. With this guy it’s not a matter of if he’ll get a woman, it’s a matter of how ugly she’ll be.
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Before you make fun of her, you should try answering a question as difficult and complicated as, “What roll did your family play for you as candidate to Binibining Philipinas?” See, it’s not so easy.
The United Nations is raising questions about the new Flemish housing code. Under the code only people who speak Dutch or are willing to learn the language qualify for social housing.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is worried that the code could indirectly lead to discrimination. Since 2007 people wanting to rent social housing in Flanders have to be able to speak Dutch or be prepared to learn the language of the community around them.
From the start many Francophones experienced the measure as a form of harassment and claimed that it was intended to discourage them from going to live in the Flemish area around Brussels.
The International School of Brussels Family Association will hold its 32nd International Festival on Saturday, 15 March from 10:00–17:00. The festival, a celebration of the diversity of cultures represented at ISB, brings together the entire Brussels community for a unique one day event.
At the Festival attendees have the opportunity to experience different parts of the world through food, costume, and music. The day also includes free entertainment from around the world at the ISB theatre. Children will enjoy participating in face painting, the World Games, or any of the many other fun events planned for the day. At 11:00 the Parade of Nations is always a highlight of the day for all attending.
The festival is an experience for both the eyes and senses, and is great fun for the entire family. Everyone is welcome - from the ISB community to the greater Brussels community. There is no entrance fee and ISB will be providing free shuttle bus service from Groenendaal and Boitsfort Station every 15 minutes between 10:00-17:00. Free parking is available at both stations during the day.
We invite you to come and celebrate the great diversity of our the ISB community.
International School of Brussels
Directions to ISB
Contact Mehul Randery at firstname.lastname@example.org
Respondents said Paris was the most unfriendly, followed by London and Moscow, but the French capital is still working its old magic as it was voted the most romantic destination in Europe and the best for shopping and dining. Here is the a rundown of the top three in various categories
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
A pavilion of beer crates is being built in the Heizel area of Brussels, near the Atomium. Belgian beer brewery Jupiler is sponsoring this unusual construction and event. The beer crate pavilion, showing the historic film 'Expo 58', can be visited from 17 April.
I've watched this about 5 times and I piss myself every time. LSD was still legal when Star trek was being filmed....so you know this happened in reality in somebody's basement with The Airplane cranked up, and a couple blue tabs of acid. Speaking of basements....check out the comments of some of the Star Trek groupies who are still living in their mothers basements, arguing about which episode Alice appeared in!
“If I finish, I’ll do what I always do and have a pint and a fag, he said. “People ask what is my secret but I haven’t got one. They say fags and booze are bad for you—but I’m still here, aren’t I?”
I think it's great to go out with this much humour, but I want full-on taxidermy. Stand me at the foot of your stairs with a tray of cigars in one hand and a carafe of red wine in the other. I’ll be a convenient and fetching drinks cabinet, hat stand, loyal friend and conversation piece for generations to come. I’ll also inexplicably migrate around your house at night looking for cookies.
The picture above shows the Okemah, Oklahoma, gravesite of one Barbara Sue Manire, who passed away on her 64th birthday in 2005 and is now interred at Highland Cemetery beneath a whimsical symbol of time expired, a parking meter with a "64 year time limit." (Her headstone also bears the legend "OUR MOM … HER HUMOR LIVES ON.")