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  • Pennsylvania prison drug dog dies after being left in hot car by handler

    07/13/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    © Copyright 2016 NYDailyNews.com. All rights reserved. ^ | July 13, 2016, 12:05 PM | BY ADAM SHRIER
    A Pennsylvania Department of Corrections K9 died after being left inside a hot car for more than two hours, officials confirmed. Totti, a 2-year-old yellow lab that worked with the departmentís Drug Interdictions Unit, was left in the squad car during training exercises at the Rockview State Prison by his handler, Sgt. Chad Holland.... Pennsylvania prison officials have opened an internal investigation into Tottiís death. As the investigation continues, Holland remains employed by the department and has not been reprimanded.
  • Noahís Ark Crashes Into Coast Guard VesselÖ You Read That Right

    06/11/2016 1:03:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 66 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    A 230-foot long replica of Noahís Ark collided with a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel as it arrived in Oslo, Norway on Friday, causing damage to both ships. Media says the wooden replica, built by a Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers after he dreamed of a flood in his home town, was being towed into Oslo harbor when it somehow lost control and crashed into the moored patrol vessel Nornen.
  • Dutchman builds modern Noah's Ark

    03/30/2006 7:46:16 AM PST · by narby · 40 replies · 1,017+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-28-06
    Dutchman Johan Huibers is building a working replica of Noah's Ark as a testament to his Christian faith. The 47-year-old from Schagen, 45km (30 miles) north of Amsterdam, plans to set sail in September through the interior waters of the Netherlands. Johan's Ark is a fifth of the size of Noah's and will carry farmyard animals. Mr Huibers, who plans to open the vessel as a religious monument and zoo, hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands. Although Mr Huibers has tried to remain true to the ark described in the Bible, Johan's Ark is constructed...
  • Dutchman Builds Replica of Noah's Ark

    04/02/2006 1:12:54 PM PDT · by NTW64 · 34 replies · 1,370+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar. 31, 2006 | Toby Sterling
    SCHAGEN, Netherlands (AP) Ė Some people think he's crazy. His wife's not exactly thrilled either. But like the biblical Noah, Dutchman Johan Huibers is steadfast in his mission: he's building an enormous working replica of Noah's Ark as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible
  • Lessons From an Interglacial Past

    12/19/2007 12:01:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 186+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 18 December 2007 | Phil Berardelli
    Enlarge ImageClimate recorder. Chemical changes over time in the fossils of microscopic sea creatures called planktonic foraminifera can help scientists track ancient sea levels. Credit: Howard Spero, UC Davis/NSF When the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its latest report on global warming last summer, one of its most dramatic predictions was that sea levels would rise as much as 0.58 meters during the next century--enough to threaten coastal cities in Southeast Asia and North America. That's nothing, however, compared to what happened about 124,000 years ago. At a certain point during the warm "interglacial" between...
  • One man and a vision (Dutch ĎArkí-builder draws visitors from all over the world)

    03/03/2009 9:04:28 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 851+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Frans Gunnink
    One man and a vision Frans Gunnink chats with Johan Huibers, Dutch ĎArkí-builder Johan Huibers is now well-known as the self-employed Dutch carpenter who has built a working ĎArkí nearly half as long as Noahís original. Since opening for public viewing in mid-2007 in the Netherlands, many thousands of visitors have Ďfloodedí into the ĎArkí...
  • Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible)

    10/18/2009 11:16:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 72 replies · 4,343+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | October 17, 2009
    This is amazing. The wood alone would have cost him a fortune.†††† Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible) In Schagen , NetherlandsThe massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened to the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch creationist, Johan Huibers, as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high an d 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a...
  • Working Replica of Noah's Ark Opens In Schagen, Netherlands

    10/14/2010 9:54:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News Blaze ^ | September 19, 2008
    This is truly amazing! Cannot even imagine the work time and money that went into this venture. It's also amazing to see how large this is - and that the fact it is to scale of biblical times. Enjoy. *** The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was thrown open Saturday for the first crowd of curious Pilgrims and townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark, built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible. The ark is 150...
  • Modern-Day Noah: Dutch Man Builds Ark of Biblical Proportions

    02/16/2011 10:16:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Time Newsfeed ^ | 02/16/2011 | Zoe Fox
    If you had infinite time and endless religious zeal, what are the chances you'd spend your days building a life-size replica of Noah's Ark? After dreaming of the Netherlands disappearing in water almost 20 years ago, Johan Huibers set out to recreate an ark like Noah's in the Book of Genisis. Practically speaking, it's not a ridiculous aspiration, as nearly one-quarter of the Netherlands lies below sea level. Almost 2,000 people in his home province were killed by a flood in 1953. Between 2005 and 2007 he built his first ark, spending six days a week constructing a half-size replica...
  • Meet the man whoís re-creating Noahís Ark

    06/22/2011 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Today.MSNBC ^ | June 22, 2011 | By Michael Inbar
    While Noah will likely always remain the first name in arks, tourists are chomping at the bit to climb aboard ďJohanís Ark,Ē an ambitious re-creation of the biblical boat thatís attracting gawkers galore along a waterfront shipyard in Dordrecht, a city in the western Netherlands. Dutch builder Johan Huibers is expected to complete work on the massive vessel sometime next month in what has been a staggeringly ambitious project to bring one of the best-known stories of the Bible to life. Itís taken three years of his life and $1.6 million out of his pocket, but Huibers, owner of a...
  • Modern-Day Noah Opens Doors Of Ark Creation

    07/31/2012 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/29/12 | Robert Nisbet
    A faithful reproduction of Noah's ark, using the dimensions in The Bible, has just opened to the public in The Netherlands. It was constructed by the Dutch creationist and millionaire building contractor Johan Huibers, after he dreamt that Holland would be flooded once again. He used the ancient measurement of the cubit - the length of a man's arm from the elbow to the fingertips - to build the craft according to Biblical proportions. In Genesis the ark is described as being 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high so the mammoth effort took him and his...
  • Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten.

    04/09/2016 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 45 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 24, 2015 | Ian Shapira
    MARGRATEN, Netherlands ó They haven't forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside this small village to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II. On Sunday, they came again, bearing Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own. For the American relatives of the fallen, it was an outpouring of gratitude almost as stunning as the rows of white marble crosses and Jewish Stars of David at the Netherlands American Cemetery. Each grave has...
  • Dutch anti-Islam protest leader reportedly arrested for refusing to take off fluffy pig hat

    02/24/2016 11:18:20 AM PST · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | Eugene Volokh
    DutchNews.nl reports: The leader of the Dutch branch of anti-Islam movement Pegida was arrested at a demonstration in Ede on Saturday for refusing to take off a child's hat shaped like a pig he was wearing during the rally.A few dozen people carrying Dutch flags and placards took part in the gathering in protest at plans to locate several refugee centres capable of accommodating up to 1,400 people in the town.(snip) According to the police, Wagensveld was arrested because of provocative behavior. He put on the hat after the police ordered another protester to take it off. Wagensveld was released...
  • D-Day Vet Goes on Final Jump

    01/31/2016 10:42:12 AM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peter Roper
    By Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain Published: January 28, 2016; Last modified: January 28, 2016 11:01PM Elmer Melchi survived parachuting into Normandy on D-Day and he survived jumping into Holland in Operation Market Garden -- although a German soldier shot him when the young 82nd Airborne paratrooper tried to escape from a POW camp. But death finally caught up with the tough 92-year-old veteran Thursday afternoon, taking him in his sleep at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice here. It was expected. Melchi had cancer and knew he was dying. "My dad went for his last jump," said a tearful...
  • Migrant crisis: Dutch town riots over asylum centre plan

    12/17/2015 2:13:41 AM PST · by Nextrush · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/17/2015 | BBC
    A meeting in a Dutch town to discuss whether to build a new centre for migrants had to be abandoned when some opponents rioted. Protestors in Geldermalsen tore down fences and threw fireworks at police who responded with warning shots. European countries are facing record numbers of refugees and other migrants entering Greece illegally from Turkey. Dutch State Secretary for Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff said the protestors had crossed a line. "Finding shelter for asylum seekers poses difficult questions but there is a limit when it comes to expressing your opinion," he said on Dutch TV. "The line is...
  • Thousands of Red Cross volunteers in Holland won‚Äôt help refugees

    11/30/2015 7:25:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Dutch News ^ | November 30, 2015
    Thousands of volunteers for the Red Cross in the Netherlands say they are not prepared to help refugees, according to a confidential report in the hands of broadcaster Nos. The organisation carried out a survey of 1,300 of its 30,000 volunteers and found around one in five was unwilling to work with asylum seekers. The reasons given ranged from ‚ÄėI‚Äôd rather see our borders closed‚Äô to ‚Äėthere is nothing for them here‚Äô, while others said most refugees are after an easy life. The Red Cross is holding a meeting with officials from all 25 districts on December 15 in an...
  • Dutch Court to Rejected 'Refugees': Go Home or Starve

    11/27/2015 11:58:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/27/2015 | BY MICHAEL WALSH
    Holland, which has been suffering from the "refugee" influx even before Muslim immigrants were called "refugees," can now expel them without worrying about European notions of "human rights." A Dutch high court on Thursday upheld a government policy of withholding food and shelter to rejected asylum-seekers who refuse to be repatriated, giving legal backing to one of Europe's toughest immigration policies. The Raad van State or Council of State, which reviews the legality of government decisions, found that the new policy of conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte does not contravene the European Convention on Human Rights.A rejected asylum seeker...
  • Muslims Attack Holocaust Survivors: "Dirty Jews. Your Property is Ours" (Muslim immigration)

    09/08/2015 11:01:29 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | September 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim settlers are Europe's New Nazis. They have far higher rates of anti-Semitic views than the native population. And much higher rates of anti-Semitic violence. In fact the flood of "Syrian refugees" can be thought of as a new Nazi invasion of Europe. And while Jews are sometimes the first to suffer in line with the Muslim saying, "First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people", they certainly aren't the last. Here's what the new Nazis are doing to Jews in Holland. Samuel (87) and Diana (86) Blug, two elderly Holocaust survivors, fell victim to a vicious and violent...
  • Elderly Holocaust Survivors Brutally Beaten and Robbed By Arabs in Holland

    09/06/2015 8:55:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 6th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    An elderly Jewish couple and Holocaust survivors were brutally beaten and robbed in their Holland apartment a month ago. Samuel and Diana Blug was beaten and tied up in a violent anti-Semitic attack. ... the couple were only able to come forward now and recount what happened to them. The Blugs say two men, who looked to be of Moroccan descent, knocked on the door to their apartment, claiming to be the police and demanding entrance. As soon as Samuel opened the door, the nightmare began. Two men dressed in black barged into the apartment and started severely beating the...
  • Did Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire?

    03/06/2004 2:15:32 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,387+ views
    Discovery ^ | 3-6-2004 | Irene Mona Klotz
    Did a Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire? By Irene Mona Klotz, Discovery News The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 March 5, 2004 ó Perhaps it was not Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking over a lantern that sparked the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed the downtown area and claimed 300 lives. New research lends credence to an alternative explanation: The fire, along with less-publicized and even more deadly blazes the same night in upstate Wisconsin and Michigan, was the result of a comet fragment crashing into Earth's atmosphere. The comet theory has been around ó and most often discarded...
  • Ted Cruz's father makes campaign stops in Hamilton, Holland (Michigan)

    07/31/2015 6:46:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 7 replies
    Hollandsentinal.com ^ | 7/31/15 | By Staff report
    Holland, Mich. Pastor Rafael Cruz made two campaign stops in the Holland area Friday, July 31, as a part of his speaking tour in support of his son, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ó one of 17 Republican presidential hopefuls. Rafael Cruz held court over breakfast at the Trestle Stop in Hamilton before moving to the Southside Inn on 35th Street in Holland from 10-11 a.m. Born in Cuba, Rafael Cruz legally immigrated to the U.S. as a young man and worked to put himself through engineering school at the University of Texas. He has been actively speaking and campaigning for...
  • TRUTH ABOUT COMMUNION IN THE HAND WHILE STANDING (Catholic Caucus)

    06/04/2015 2:28:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Roman Catholic Man ^ | April 20, 2015 | Fr. Richard Hellman
    In my efforts to restore a sense of the sacred in the liturgy, I have often been accused of being ¬ďpre-Vatican II.¬Ē I usually correct them by saying I am precisely Vatican II. The Second Vatican Council called for few changes in the liturgy, understanding that there had been a great many changes to the Roman liturgy over the centuries, to be sure, but they had been gradual and organic, and typically imperceptible. However, in all of church history, there was never anything like what happened in the years following this Council, in respect to the liturgy.This weekend we...
  • Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten.

    05/24/2015 6:09:17 PM PDT · by NRx · 63 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-24-2015 | Ian Shapira
    MARGRATEN, Netherlands ó They havenít forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside this small village to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II. On Sunday, they came again, bearing Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own. For the American relatives of the fallen, it was an outpouring of gratitude almost as stunning as the rows of white marble crosses and Jewish Stars of David at the Netherlands American Cemetery. Each grave has...
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...
  • Dutch Parliament Recognizes Assyrian, Greek and Armenian Genocide

    04/10/2015 5:15:58 AM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    AINA News ^ | 04-10-2015 | AINA News
    The Hague (AINA) -- The Dutch Parliament passed a binding resolution yesterday recognizing the genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One. The resolution, tabled by MP Joel Voordewind from the Christian Union party, enjoyed wide support from the various parties, including Christian Union, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, Christian Democratic Appeal, Reformed Political Party and Labor Party. The resolution was strongly opposed by two Turkish members of the Parliament but passed by a strong majority vote. "The aim of this motion is to recognize the Armenian as well as the Assyrian genocide," said...
  • Il Silenzio

    03/15/2015 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Vanders9 · 30 replies
    About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall/winter of 1944. Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is even the custom to keep a portrait of "their" soldier in a place of honour in their home. Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services...
  • Same Moonshine, Different Name: Welcome To The Age Of Cellulosic Ethanol

    09/15/2013 7:29:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 23, 2013 Issue | Christopher Helman
    A Dutch company and an American ethanol producer hope to put a new kind of fuel in your gas tank ó whether it makes economic sense or not. Thanks, Washington. Amid the cornfields of Emmetsburg, Iowa sits an ethanol plant that takes in 20 million bushels of corn and churns out about 55 million gallons of corn ethanol a year. Rising next to it is a revolutionary new facility. It will make ethanol as well, but instead of using juicy kernels of corn, its feedstock will be 285,000 tons a year of corncobs, leaves and husks. Although its 25 million...
  • Police arrest teenage 'hacker' gunman who stormed Dutch TV station (truncated)

    01/29/2015 11:46:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    dailymail.co ^ | 01/29/2015 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Cameras rolled as armed police stormed the studio to arrest the suspect Footage of the dramatic stand-off and arrest are then broadcast on TV Gunman had earlier entered the building claiming to be a secret agent Suspect believed to be 19-year-old chemistry student from Netherlands He is not believed to be linked to Islamic extremism
  • el Tawheed mosque in Amsterdam source of spreading hate

    11/07/2004 6:27:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 17 replies · 822+ views
    Algemeen Dagblad ^ | November 05 2004
    The el Tawheed mosque has been contorversial for years already. Younger people are being strenghtened in their hate against Dutch people, and are being stimulated to use violence in the war against unbelievers. In his sermons imam El Shershaby says that Jews control the media and weapons-industry, and together with the Christans they want to destroy islam. From the mosque flyers were handed out were Jews, Christians and unbelievers are called 'fuel for the fires of hell'. The mosque also sells books in which is printed that homosexuals should be thrown off high buildings, 'with their heads down'. The Dutch...
  • Mayor of Rotterdam tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate the 'freedoms' ... (strong language)

    01/14/2015 12:41:56 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15
    ...of living in the West to pack your bags and f*** off' on live TV The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can 'f*** off'. Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands aged 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week. Appearing on live television just hours after the shootings, Mayor Aboutaleb said Muslims who 'do not like freedom can pack your bags and leave'. Labour politician Ahmed Aboutaleb, a former journalist who was appointed mayor of the Dutch city...
  • 2 arrested in attack on man with bat, pickaxe (GREAT mugshot)

    12/20/2014 5:33:04 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 42 replies
    woodtv channel 8 ^ | 12/19/2014 | News 8 Webstaff
    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) Ė Two suspects accused of attacking a 21-year-old Holland Township man with a pickaxe and baseball bat have been arrested. Codi James Antoniello, 19, and a 16-year-old male were arrested Thursday at an apartment complex in Holland Township. Antoniello, who authorities say was trying to shave his head in order to alter his appearance when he was arrested, was arraigned Friday on charges of felonious assault and first-degree home invasion. The 16-year-old suspect will be charged as an adult in the case, according to the Ottawa County Sheriffís Office. He is currently being held in...
  • Geert Wilders: 'I have yet to meet the Dutchman who wants more Moroccans in the Netherlands...'

    12/10/2014 10:02:52 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Under heavy pressure by the Dutch left, national government, and the North African immigrants themselves for a rallying cry where Wilders asked a campaign-stop crowd in The Hague if they wanted 'more†Moroccans† or 'less Morrocans' in Holland (followed by predictably raucous cheers for the latter), the Dutch politician is fighting back and -per usual- speaking his mind... With the new left-leaning government in charge, they now have the top public prosecutor †attempting to build a case against Geert for 'hate speech', asking the the police to retain and question him, etc. But of course, as a man of deep...
  • Ferguson, NYC and now the Ongoing Zwarte Piet Controversy in Holland

    12/04/2014 6:05:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-4-2014 | MOTUS
    ďRun, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man ."Yes I know: another day, another racist outrage. Butt do you know what tomorrow is? Itís the Eve of St. Nicholas Day. You do remember St. Nicholas donít you? Aka St. Nick, aka Sinterklaas? You may recall when we discussed him last year, during one of BOís European tours. St. Nick, Dutch progenitor of our own American Santa Claus, visits children on the eve of his feast day (December 6), bringing them small gifts (i.e. no iPhones or Xboxes): Later on the night of December...
  • Federal Reserve Confirms Biggest Foreign Gold Withdrawal In Over Ten Years

    11/29/2014 11:42:43 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-29-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden11/29/2014 A week ago, when we reported that in a stunning move, the "Dutch Central Bank Secretly Withdrew 122 Tons Of Gold From The New York Fed", and when looking at the NY Fed's monthly reports of gold deposits by foreign entities, we observed that "we can see that while the 5 tons outflow in 2013 was most likely Germany, the recent surge in gold repatriation from Liberty 33 was the Netherlands. That said, only 77.5 tons of NY deposits gold has been officially repatriated through September, which means the October update, when it comes out, will be a...
  • Black Pete, Symbol of Dutch Resistance against Invaders, Wins

    11/19/2014 9:01:35 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Saturday, in the Dutch historical city of Gouda, the police arrested no fewer than 90 people, protesting both for and against the "Black Pete" blackface character appearing at a children's party marking the beginning of the traditional pre-Christmas, gift-giving festival of Saint Nicholas. "Sixty people were arrested for demonstrating in unauthorised areas, and 30 for disturbing the peace" said police spokeswoman Yvette Verboon. You may wonder what could happen during a festive gathering, held to celebrate the arrival of St. Nicholas, to cause such a law-and-order turmoil. It's our old friend political correctness at work, with attendant accusations of...
  • Dutch F-16s Carry out First Strikes on IS in Iraq: Defence Ministry

    10/07/2014 8:06:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | 07th October 2014 08:05 PM
    THE HAGUE: Dutch F-16s today carried out their first strikes on the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, the defence ministry said, with militants possibly killed. "Two Dutch F-16s this morning used weapons for the first time in Iraq against the IS terror group. They dropped three bombs on armed IS vehicles that were shooting at (Kurdish) Peshmerga fighters in the north of the country," the statement said. "Vehicles were destroyed in the attack and IS fighters possibly killed," it added. The F-16s are being deployed as close air support, backing up Iraqi and Kurdish ground troops fighting IS militants.
  • Dutch F-16 fighter jets arrive in Jordan to take part in the U.S.-led military airstrikes

    10/04/2014 3:50:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Iraq News Agency via ABNA ^ | October 4, 2014 _ 1:24 PM.
    Five Dutch F-16 fighter jets has arrived in Jordan to take part in the U.S.-led military airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), the defence minister said Friday. The Dutch aircraft will initially support Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told Parliament. The Dutch F-16s will be used to strike IS targets in Iraq and Syria
  • Geert Wilders: "War Has Been Declared against Us" A Speech in the Netherlands Parliament

    09/05/2014 2:56:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Geert Wilders
    During the past ten years and two days, the ostrich cabinets did nothing. Every warning was ignored. They lied to the people. Do not prevent jihadists from leaving our country. Let them leave. I am prepared to go to Schiphol [airport] to wave them goodbye. But let them never come back.Madam Speaker, war has been declared against us. Madam Speaker, actually I was expecting flowers from you. I am celebrating an anniversary these days. Exactly ten years and two days ago, I left a party whose name I cannot immediately remember. During these ten years and two days. I...
  • Netherlands Intends to Withdraw Nationality from "Jihadists"

    08/30/2014 12:42:41 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Fars News ^ | Sat Aug 30, 2014
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Dutch Foreign Minister Evo Opstelten announced that his country plans to withdraw the nationality from the "jihadist" fighters who have joined terrorist groups, even without prior judiciary condemnation. The local authorities announced that around 130 Dutch Salafi Takfiri militants have joined the terrorist groups in Syria as well as Iraq and that 30 of them returned home, while 14 others were killed, Al-Manar reported. According to the Dutch intelligence services, at least two Dutch Salafi Takfiri militants carried out suicide bombings in Syria and Iraq.
  • Dutch politicianís killer freed after 12 years

    05/06/2014 2:16:01 PM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2 2014 | Associated Press
    AMSTERDAM ó The animal rights activist who assassinated Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was freed Friday, after serving just under 12 years in prison ó years during which many of Fortuynís ideas, particularly his disdain of ďmulticulturalismĒ and his dislike of Muslim immigration, have become mainstream in the Netherlands. Volkert van der Graaf killed Fortuyn on May 6, 2002, days before national elections in which Fortuyn was set to win big on an anti-immigration platform that upended the then-progressive Dutch political landscape.
  • Dutch Foreign Minister Questions about Paul Westonís Arrest

    05/01/2014 4:36:15 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 May 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Two members of the Dutch Parliament, Geert Wilders and Raymond de Roon of the Party for Freedom (PVV), have raised the question of Paul Westonís recent arrest with the Dutch foreign minister. Below is the press release sent out today by the PVV. PVV questions Dutch Foreign Minister about arrest of British politician Today, Dutch parliamentarians Geert Wilders and Raymond de Roon (both PVV) asked the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, a number of questions about the arrest of British politician Paul Weston. You can read the questions below: Parliamentary questions of MPs Raymond de Roon and...
  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    04/23/2014 11:12:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | Updated: Apr 23, 2014 9:59 AM PDT
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark until they departed.
  • Amsterdam fined, taxed Holocaust survivors in hiding

    04/21/2014 8:51:19 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 2, 2013 | author not given
    The City of Amsterdam fined hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors for failing to pay taxes while they were in hiding or in concentration camps. (snip) The city went after survivors as late as 1947, the report said. (snip) The documents about this taxation were discovered by Charlotte van den Berg, a 23-year-old university student.
  • Beekeeper on harsh winter: 'It's a 100% loss for me'

    04/17/2014 10:38:54 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 77 replies
    HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A local beekeeper who lost all of his honeybees this winter and he says it's happening across the state. Anyone can look at Don Lam's beehive and see piles of dead honeybees. However, for Lam, each hive also tells the story of a struggle to survive. "They vibrate their wing muscles and that vibration is similar to shivering," says Lam, a beekeeper in Holland. It was a fight that his nearly half a million honeybees lost to a long, harsh winter. "They had eaten there way all the way to the top, had run out of...
  • Draconian Traffic Fee Law Moving Toward The Chopping Block

    04/11/2014 6:05:08 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/8/2014 | Jack Spencer
    A government money grab that's been operating under the guise of public safety might soon be ended. Legislation to scrap Michigan's "driver responsibility fees" has overwhelming support in the Legislature. In 2003, state lawmakers passed a bill that assessed "driver responsibility fees" in an effort to bring in additional revenue. The move was thinly veiled as a measure to ensure drivers were operating vehicles safely. However, the fees often go beyond simply assigning stiffer penalties for unsafe driving practices. In many instances they pile on costs that individuals don't have the ability to pay. What's more, under certain circumstances they...
  • Woman sued for $2 million after boyfriend torches squirrel on apartment deck, starts massive fire

    04/04/2014 6:32:26 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 99 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 4/3/2014 | Heidi Fenton
    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI -- A woman who signed an apartment lease with her boyfriend and allegedly agreed to be liable for any smoke or water damage, faces a $2 million lawsuit after he attempted to cook a squirrel and started a massive fire with a torch. ... Khek Chanthalavong told investigators the blaze started after he had been using a torch on the deck of a unit he shared with Barbara Pellow, to burn the fur off a squirrel he'd captured. Once the fur was removed, he placed the torch in the corner of their deck, next to a plastic...
  • The Netherlands: War Over Geert Wilders

    03/31/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/31/2014 | Bruce Bawer
    On March 19, addressing supporters in The Hague after a local election, Geert Wilders, head of the Freedom Party (PVV), asked if they wanted more or less of the European Union. ďLess!Ē they shouted. Did they want more or less of the Labor Party? ďLess!Ē they repeated. Then he asked, ďDo you want, in this city and in the Netherlands, more or fewer Moroccans?Ē That last line caused a firestorm. Major politicians compared Wilders to Hitler. Prime Minister Mark Rutte demanded he apologize. The Freedom Partyís leader in the European Parliament, Laurence Stassen, quit the party, as did many local...
  • Witch-Hunt Against Geert Wilders: The Leftís vilification of a truth-telling Dutch escalates.

    03/26/2014 7:46:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/26/2014 | H. Numan
    On March 19, 2014, local elections were held in the Netherlands. On the eve of the election, party leaders celebrated their victories (or losses, as it were, for most parties). During the festivities Dutch politician Geert Wilders appeared in the Hague, one of the two cities in which Wilders‚Äô party, the PVV (Party for Freedom), participated in this election. In a rousing speech before enthusiastic party supporters, Wilders asked the audience if they wanted a bit less local taxation and fewer Moroccans. The audience shouted, ‚ÄúLess! Less! Less!‚ÄĚ This created a storm of protest from just about everyone in...
  • ..Holland's Queen Maxima proves to be a distraction for .. Barack Obama and Francois Hollande

    03/25/2014 12:53:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2014 | Jill Reilly
    Hollandís Queen Maxima proved to be a distraction for David Cameron, Barack Obama and Francois Hollande at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague. The 40-year-old appeared to court more attention than her husband King Willem-Alexander last night at the Royal Palace Huis ten Bosch. The monarchs greeted their international guests before the official dinner.
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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