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Obama sends 600 troops to E. Europe as warning to Russia

Having just removed the last U.S. battle tanks from Europe, the U.S. is not ready for either a cold or hot war with Russia over Ukraine, and Obama had already said that the U.S. and NATO have no plan to use force in Ukraine.

So why is he sending 600 troops to 4 E. European countries bordering on Russia and Ukraine?

Does he actually think the Russian Army, with 360,000 soldiers, would be deterred by our 600?

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Ben Watson reports for Defense One, April 22, 2014:

The Pentagon is sending about 600 U.S. troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia in a show of support for Eastern European countries uneasy with Russian forces still lingering near Ukraine.

Eastern Europe Map

“Nothing we’ve seen out of Russia or their armed forces, is de-escalating the tension, is making things any more stable in Ukraine or on the continent of Europe,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters Tuesday.

The first steps of the increased U.S troop presence will occur in Poland and involves approximately 150 paratroopers from the 173rd, based in Vicenza, Italy. Those troops are expected to arrive Wednesday.

The 173rd, which has deployed once to Iraq and four times to Afghanistan since 2003, was already on call to help with NATO security in Europe, led by the alliance’s top military…

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Homeless dog saves life of 3-year-old girl

Look at the picture below.

Scrawny though he is, you are looking at the picture of a hero.

His name is Czarue, and he is homeless. But a little girl would be dead if not for this stray pooch.


Matt Blake reports for the UK’s Daily Mail, March 4, 2013, that three-year-old Julia had wandered out of her grandmother’s home in Pierzwin, Poland (below), accompanied by a local stray mongrel called Czarue.


The sun was already setting.

The two got lost as they wandered deeper into a nearby forest.

When Julia’s grandmother Danuta Balak realized the little girl was missing, she raised the alarm, triggering a major search operation as temperatures dropped to -5° C (23° F).

It was not until the next morning that the rescue team stumbled across Julia four miles from her home — clinging on to Czarue and crying for her mother. Both dog and girl were wet from lying on the freezing marshland, but Czarue had kept Julia warm in the sub-freezing temps with his body heat.

Police and fire-fighters said that damp soil and marshes in the surrounding forests made the search especially difficult for the use of search dogs and a police helicopter had found no trace of the girl on the ground.

Fireman Grzegorz Szymonowski said: “This dog is the most important part of this story, he is a hero. It is thanks to this dog that the girl survived the night. We ran around 500 metres, and there was silence. We stood to listen further and we heard the dog and later the crying of a child. We went in the direction and saw the child lying in the shrubs, she was wet because there was water in the forest.”

Julia was taken to Zielona Gora hospital and treated for light symptoms of frostbite. Head of the paediatric ward Kazimiera Barczyk said, “The only unusual symptoms are swollen hands and feet, probably from the frost. A surgeon inspected this and prescribed ointments. This dog, which was with her most probably kept her warm. It lay down next to her when she fell asleep. She was walking and walking, and fell asleep when she got tired.”

Grandma said when Julia and homeless Czarue had become best friends. The girl would constantly bug her grandmother for bread to feed Czarue and said “Granny, the dog needs to come in the house.”

Although the news report didn’t say so, I sure hope that after this incident, Czarue finally is adopted and has a forever home with Julia.

H/t FOTM’s Joseph


Grooming children for pedophiles

This makes me want to throw up.

The description under this video on YouTube says: “Piękna członkociuchcia dostarcza dzieciom niezapomnianych wrażeń i doznań estetyczno-naukowo-członkowych. Obejrzyj już dziś!”

I ran the passage through Google Translate. It’s Polish, and is translated into English as: “Pretty cock cock train make all kids in the world happy ! TRY NOW !”



Spurned dentist pulled out all of boyfriend’s teeth

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

A Polish man found out for himself — and how!

Simon Tomlinson reports for the UK Daily Mail, April 27, 2012, that Anna Mackowiak, 34, a dentist in Wroclaw, Poland, is facing jail for pulling out all her ex-boyfriend’s teeth after he dumped her for another woman.

45-year-old Marek Olszewski was so stupid that he went to Anna to seek treatment for a toothache just days after breaking up with her.

Anna gave Marek a heavy dose of anaesthetic and plucked his teeth out — every single one.

She then wrapped his head and jaw in a bandage to stop him opening his mouth and said there had been complications and he would need to see a specialist.

The jilted Mackowiak said: “I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions. But when I saw him lying there I just thought, ‘What a bastard’.”

The unfortunate Mr. Olszewski said:

“I knew something was wrong because when I woke up I couldn’t feel any teeth and my jaw was strapped up with bandages. She told me my mouth was numb and I wouldn’t be able to feel anything for a while and that the bandage was there to protect the gums, but that I would need to see a specialist. I didn’t have any reason to doubt her, I mean I thought she was a professional. But when I got home I looked in the mirror and couldn’t f****** believe it. The b**** had emptied my mouth. The new girlfriend has now left me saying she can’t be with a man without teeth. And I’m going to have to pay a fortune on getting indents or something.”

Anna Mackowiak is being investigated for medical malpractice and abusing the trust of a patient. She could face three years in jail.


I can’t find a photo of Anna Mackowiak in any of the news accounts of this dental revenge, but I did find an “Anna Mackowiak” on Facebook (see photo below). The Facebook Anna Mackowiak looks to be about 35. She gives her city as Śrem, Poland, which is a mere 67 miles from Wroclaw where dentist Anna Mackowiak has her practice.



The members of the moz’ART Group are Filip Jaslar – first violin; Michał Sikorski – second violin; Paweł Kowaluk – viola; and Bolek Błaszczyk – cello.

They are all well educated instrumentalists who graduated from prestigious Academies of Music in Warsaw and Łódz, but they decided to play classical music in a humorous way. They created a worldwide unique musical cabaret, where the music, not the words are the source of joy and laugh.

The musicians of the Moz’ART Group have been playing together since 1995. At the beginning, they presented short musical jokes on Canal Plus Television. They gave their first debut in 1997 at the PAKA – competition of young Polish cabarets in Krakow. In the same year, they presented their first cabaret program entitled “Mozart’s Still Alive.” Since then, they have given concerts in Poland, Japan, China, the United States, Belgium, France and Switzerland.


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5 European Governments Seize Private Pensions


The governments of five European countries — Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Ireland and France — have taken over their citizens’ private pension money to make up deficits and budget shortfalls. Given the American Left’s oft-stated admiration for Europeans, who are further down the ruinous road of socialism than the United States, this should sound the alarm for all Americans who want to hang onto our private pensions and savings.

See also Fellowship of the Minds’ posts on this:


European nations begin seizing private pensions

By Jan Iwanik / Christian Science Monitor / January 2, 2011

[This article originally was written in Polish and posted on Instytut Misesa (The Adam Smith Institute Blog). It was translated into English by the Christian Science Monitor.]

People’s retirement savings are a convenient source of revenue for governments that don’t want to reduce spending or make privatizations. As most pension schemes in Europe are organised by the state, European ministers of finance have a facilitated access to the savings accumulated there, and it is only logical that they try to get a hold of this money for their own ends. In recent weeks I have noted five such attempts: Three situations concern private personal savings; two others refer to national funds.

The most striking example is Hungary, where last month the government made the citizens an offer they could not refuse. They could either remit their individual retirement savings to the state, or lose the right to the basic state pension (but still have an obligation to pay contributions for it). In this extortionate way, the government wants to gain control over $14bn of individual retirement savings.

The Bulgarian government has come up with a similar idea. $300m of private early retirement savings was supposed to be transferred to the state pension scheme. The government gave way after trade unions protested and finally only about 20% of the original plans were implemented.

A slightly less drastic situation is developing in Poland. The government wants to transfer of 1/3 of future contributions from individual retirement accounts to the state-run social security system. Since this system does not back its liabilities with stocks or even bonds, the money taken away from the savers will go directly to the state treasury and savers will lose about $2.3bn a year. The Polish government is more generous than the Hungarian one, but only because it wants to seize just 1/3 of the future savings and also allows the citizens to keep the money accumulated so far.

The fourth example is Ireland. In 2001, the National Pension Reserve Fund was brought into existence for the purpose of supporting pensions of the Irish people in the years 2025-2050. The scheme was also supposed to provide for the pensions of some public sector employees (mainly university staff). However, in March 2009, the Irish government earmarked €4bn from this fund for rescuing banks. In November 2010, the remaining savings of €2.5bn was seized to support the bailout of the rest of the country.

The final example is France. In November, the French parliament decided to earmark €33bn from the national reserve pension fund FRR to reduce the short-term pension scheme deficit. In this way, the retirement savings intended for the years 2020-2040 will be used earlier, that is in the years 2011-2024, and the government will spend the saved up resources on other purposes.

It looks like although the governments are able to enforce general participation in pension schemes, they do not seem to be the best guardians of the money accumulated there.

The table below is a summary of the discussed fiscal-retirement situations (source):

*These figures do not include the costs of higher taxes, price inflation and low interest rates, which additionally devaluate retirement savings.