Fire & Ice by Robert Frost [Illustrations from Photos of the Week / The Atlantic]

And dying with hardly a whimper
As spirit sags, limper and limper.

Austria, Your Future Has Arrived
Posted on January 15, 2016 by Baron Bodissey
--- Gates of Vienna website

[Illegal immigrants crowd Slovenia's border crossing with Austria at Šentilj]

From a source in Austria:

Fascinating, revealing information from one of the highest-ranking Austrian police officers. He told me the police force has given up. There is no way for them to do anything meaningful. This sentiment runs from the top down and the bottom up.

He also told me that all the scenarios cover some kind of violence. Civil war, in other words. There is no peaceful solution at all!

He said that people should have listened to those who warned them over and over again. Now there is no way out, nothing to be done. The tsunami is rolling. There’s no stopping it.

A chilling conversation. Oh, and he also told me to rifle up…

Posted by Howard Nelson at January 15, 2016 6:27 PM

On a more prosaic note, that car will never start again. Ever.

Posted by leelu at January 17, 2016 7:47 AM