Anti-Semitic Christmas carol on Romanian TV


This video is called Romanian State TV Airs Anti-Semitic Christmas Carol.

From the Jerusalem Post in Israel:

Romanian state TV airs Christmas carol about burning Jews, celebrating Holocaust

By JTA

LAST UPDATED: 12/11/2013 18:58

Song includes lyric: “This is what the kike is good for, to make kike smoke through the chimney on the street.”

A Romanian public broadcaster distanced itself from a Christmas carol celebrating the Holocaust that aired on the new channel.

TVR3 Verde, a television channel for rural communities, presented the carol on December 5 during its maiden transmission.

Sung by the Dor Transilvan ensemble, it featured the lyrics: “The kikes, damn kikes, Holy God would not leave the kike alive, neither in heaven nor on earth, only in the chimney as smoke, this is what the kike is good for, to make kike smoke through the chimney on the street.”

In a statement Tuesday, TVR3 said it did not select the carol but only broadcast songs that were chosen and compiled by the Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture, which belongs to the eastern county of Cluj.

TVR considers the selection “an uninspired choice and therefore notified the Cluj County Council of this,” the broadcaster’s statement read.

MCA Romania, a local watchdog on anti-Semitism, has written to Romanian President Traian Basecu and to Prime Minister Victor Viorel Ponta, to complain about the broadcast.

“We are shocked to see that the Romanian Public Television Channel 3 broadcast an anti-Semitic Christmas carol,” Maximillian Marco Katz and Marius Draghici of MCA Romania wrote in the letter. “It is outrageous that none in the audience took a stance against the anti-Semitic Christian carol that incites to burn the Jews.”

They added it was “absolutely unacceptable that TVR 3 tried to deny responsibility” by claiming it was the responsibility of Cluj County.

Nightjars on Texel island


This video is called European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), Jud. Harghita, Romania, 4 August 2013.

Ecomare museum on Texel in the Netherlands reports that this summer, young nightjars have fledged again on the island.

Famous Dutch naturalist Jac. P. Thijsse wrote that in the last years of the nineteenth century, this bird species nested on Texel. However, then they became absent for over a century.

In 2006 there was a succesful nesting attempt again. In 2013, there were even two nightjar nests. However, only one of them succeeded.

Common poorwill in North America: here.

German migratory birds counted


This video is called EuroBirdwatch 2013; Maramures, Romania.

After EuroBirdwatch 2013 in the Netherlands, and in Romania, now Germany.

From Wildlife Extra:

Chaffinch once again the most common species during the Euro birdwatch

Large numbers of Barnacle geese and cranes also seen

October 2013 – More than 200 million migrants leave their breeding grounds in Germany every autumn to spend the winter in southern Europe and Africa. Formations of cranes and dense flocks of starlings are easily seen, but there are also rare species such as East Siberian Yellow-browed Warbler.

Birdlife Germany (NABU) and the State Federation for the Protection of Birds (LBV) ran a nationwide birdwatch weekend over 5th and 6 [october].

The records of 54 birdwatch events have been evaluated, which included nearly 41,000 birds of 125 different bird species. The chaffinch once again was the most seen bird, with more than 12,000 seen, including several thousand seen on Lake Constance.

Barnacle geese and cranes

Barnacle geese and cranes were also seen in large numbers: Some 7000 geese and 4500 cranes were seen. Some of the rarities that were counted included two red-necked phalarope (North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein) and a Rough-legged Buzzard.

Rough legged buzzard: here.

Dutch politician Wilders’ anti-Romanian xenophobia


Wilders, No entry for Romanians

Today, Dutch xenophobic politician Geert Wilders demonstrated in front of the Romanian embassy in The Hague. With him, he had a sign, saying “No entry” in Dutch and Romanian.

The racism of Adolf Hitler‘s nazis was at first mainly “only” against Jews. At first, some nazis thought Roma maybe were “Aryan”, so, should not be persecuted like Jews. However, later nazi mass killings of Roma, similar to those of Jews, started.

Soon, Slavic speaking people like Poles, Russians too landed on the nazis’ list of “subhumans”. Like with Jews and Roma, millions of them were murdered.

At first, Geert Wilders claimed to be not racist, “only” against Islam. He wanted a ban on immigration by Muslims … err, not by Muslims, but “by people from [mainly] Muslim countries”, so including, eg, Christian or atheist refugees from the fanatical version of Islam of the government of Saudi Arabia.

Soon, Wilders’ smokescreen of “I am only criticizing a religion” collapsed. Wilders attacked people from Suriname. Wilders attacked Poles. Now, he attacks Romanians and Bulgarians, claiming without any evidence that “most pickpockets are Romanian”.

At first Wilders claimed her had nothing to do with neo-fascist parties like Vlaams Belang in Belgium and Front National in France. By now, however, he considers these racists to be sister parties.

Little ringed plover, young goldfinches


This is a video from Romania about a little ringed plover nest.

25 August 2013.

To the “Baillon’s crake reserve”.

Near the entrance, a female gadwall duck swimming.

On the banks of the northern lake, two snipe.

Northern lapwings. A dozen black-headed gulls, already in winter plumage.

A lesser black-backed gull. A grey heron.

A little ringed plover on the left side of a sandbank cleans its feathers.

A white wagtail.

A large earth bumblebee.

A buzzard flying near the railway.

Scores of teal. Three shoveler ducks, feeding while swimming.

About twenty goldfinches, mainly juveniles, feeding on thistles.

Egyptian geese on a northern lake island.

A meadow brown butterfly.