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  • GEERT WILDERS' SPEECH IN HOUSE OF LORDS (That he was banned from making)

    02/13/2009 9:45:58 AM PST · by vimto · 12 replies · 713+ views
    Weblog Geert Wilders ^ | 02/14/09 | Geert Wildres
    London, Feb. 12, 2009 Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. Thank you for inviting me. Thank you Lord Pearson and Lady Cox for showing Fitna, and for your gracious invitation. While others look away, you, seem to understand the true tradition of your country, and a flag that still stands for freedom. This is no ordinary place. This is not just one of England’s tourist attractions. This is a sacred place. This is the mother of all Parliaments, and I am deeply humbled to speak before you. The Houses of Parliament is where Winston Churchill stood firm, and warned...
  • Geert Wilders flying in to Heathrow this morning, defying ban

    02/12/2009 6:31:07 AM PST · by Roger_Wildcat · 7 replies · 483+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 12, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    The International Free Press Society has issued an open letter to the British Government regarding its decision to bar Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders from entering the country. The letter contains this paragraph (but be sure to read it all, at the link): The British Home Office has further stated that in barring Geert Wilders from the UK it is stopping “extremism, hatred and violent messages” from coming to its country. The British Home Office is wrong. These things are already there. With this crude rebuff of Mr. Wilders, the Netherlands, and freedom of speech, the British government has all but...
  • Dutch right-winger Geert Wilders wins challenge against British ban

    10/13/2009 9:54:06 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 13 replies · 725+ views ^ | Tuesday, 13 October 2009 | telegraph
    Geert Wilders, the Dutch far-right politician, has won his appeal against the Government's refusal to let him enter Britain. The politician, who has been accused of Islamophobia, was told at the start of this year by the then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith that he would be refused entry should he attempt to enter the UK. But today's ruling by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal means that Wilders could now be allowed into the country. He was due to show his short film Fitna, which criticises the Koran as a "fascist book",
  • The UN invites Iran to Peace Conference on Syria

    01/20/2014 4:17:34 AM PST · by markomalley
    Asia News ^ | 1/20/2014
    The UN has invited Iran to the Peace Conference on Syria in Geneva on January 22 . It was confirmed last night by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki -moon, who stressed the potential positive role of Tehran in the future transition in Syria. The decision, however, has been challenged by the anti-Assad opposition that threatens a boycott of the conference, as well as by the United States : they have set support for points set out in Geneva in 2012 as a condition for participation. If Iran were to accept more than 40 countries will be present at the...
  • UN chief invites Iran to Geneva II

    01/19/2014 6:35:34 PM PST · by mac_truck · 7 replies
    Global Times ^ | 1/20/2014 | Agencies
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that he had invited Iran to attend this week's Syria peace conference in Switzerland, also known as Geneva II. "I have decided to issue some additional invitations to the one-day gathering in Montreux. They are: Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Greece, the Holy See, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and Iran," Ban told reporters here at a press conference. "I believe the expanded international presence on that day will be an important and useful show of solidarity in advance of the hard work that the Syrian government and opposition delegations will begin...
  • Day of justice for Lebanon

    01/16/2014 2:45:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Daily Star ^ | January 16, 2014 12:58 AM | Kareem Shaheen
    THE HAGUE: Lebanon takes one step closer toward closing the chapter of political violence and unaccountability with the start of the trial at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon today. The STL will hear the prosecution’s case against four Hezbollah members accused of rigging a 2,500 kg truck bomb nine years ago that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others, plunging Lebanon into political turmoil and ending Syria’s formal tutelage over the country.The opening session will be attended by a delegation of the victims and their families, whose hopes hang on the outcome of the trial. Among them is...
  • Welfare spending: how Britain outstrips Europe

    01/19/2014 2:30:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Joel Gunter and Dan Palmer
    Welfare spending in Britain has increased faster than almost any other country in Europe since 2000, new figures show. The cost of unemployment benefits, housing support and pensions as share of the economy has increased by more than a quarter over the past thirteen years – growing at a faster rate than in most of the developed world. Spending has gone up from 18.6 per cent of GDP to 23.7 per cent of GDP – an increase of 27 per cent, according to figures from the OECD, the club of most developed nations. By contrast, the average increase in welfare...
  • Be My Sword of Light for others but do it in Love ![charistmatic caucus]

    01/11/2014 1:00:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-11-14 | Jedediah
    My children are about to come into their "own" that is The kingdom that is already theirs to bring to others . So do not hide your burning bush by sitting in a pew all your life but come and leave Babylon behind for she is not your sister and begin to lead others out of their desert places, "Be my Moses" to the multitudes in the Valley of Decisions for your light shines as a pillar by night in the land of the wounded and "I AM" this light in you . So use what I have given you...
  • Dutch pension fund pulls out of Israeli banks

    01/08/2014 10:14:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | January 8, 2014 | Sandy Rashty
    One of the largest pension asset management companies in the Netherlands has said that it divesting from five Israeli banks because they finance Jewish settlements in occupied territories. … A PGGM spokesperson told newspapers: "The reason for this was their involvement in financing Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. The settlements in the Palestinian territories are considered illegal under humanitarian law.” …
  • Dutch soccer team heads to Abu Dhabi without Israeli player

    01/07/2014 5:08:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 6, 2014, 2:43 pm | (JTA and Times of Israel staff)
    A Dutch soccer team is facing criticism for playing in Abu Dhabi despite the emirate’s refusal to let in the team’s Israeli defender. Two Dutch politicians and several media criticized the team, Vitesse of Arnhem, over the weekend for agreeing to play in Abu Dhabi despite the refusal Saturday to let Dan Mori into the country for matches against two German teams. Geert Wilders, leader of the rightist, pro-Israel Party for Freedom, on Sunday called the team cowardly on his Twitter account. “Vitesse shouldn’t have gone to the United Arab Emirates to protest the refusal to let Mori in. They...
  • Germany: Defense seeks acquittal in WWII killing

    01/06/2014 7:24:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2014 8:45 AM EST
    The lawyer for a 92-year-old former Waffen SS member charged with killing a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944 asked a German court Monday to find his client not guilty.Dutch-born Siert Bruins, now a German citizen, went on trial in September in the western city of Hagen. He is accused of killing resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 in Appingedam, near the German border in the northern Netherlands. …
  • Dutch BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh

    01/03/2014 11:01:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    the algemeiner ^ | January 2, 2014 | Gidon Ben-zvi
    Dutch BDS Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh A Twitter account belonging to “@BDSAmsterdam“ is using an outrageous image of Anne Frank dressed in a red keffiyeh, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Thursday. As part of an ongoing campaign to portray Israel as an apartheid state, a Netherlands-based branch of the anti-Israel BDS (‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’) movement, which tweets from the handle, is warping the iconic image of one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust in order to forward its political aims, Ma’ariv said. An active Twitter page, @BDS Amsterdam is refreshed every...
  • A Left-Wing America Stands Alone

    12/26/2013 4:13:49 AM PST · by IbJensen · 73 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 26, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    American progressives like to think of their country as backward and reactionary compared to Europe. And they have never been more right than now when Europe and the rest of the First World have gone right while America under Obama has been left back. Recently Australia, Japan and Norway welcomed in conservative governments. Tony Abbott, Australia’s new prime minister, is a former heavyweight boxer who attended Oxford and is putting a spoke in the wheel of the Global Warming ecohoax. Japan is casting off its pacifism and standing up to the People’s Republic of China and Norway gave its left-wing...
  • Real Life Example of Welfare Reform

    12/26/2013 12:52:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | December 26, 2013 | Michael Tanner
    Welfare advocates regularly urge Americans to look to the European welfare state as a model. At least in the case of the Netherlands, they might be on to something. The Dutch have just announced a massive reform of their welfare system, designed to reduce dependency and put a new emphasis on work. For example, welfare applicants will now be required to prove that they spent at least 4 weeks actively searching for a job before they become eligible for any assistance. And once they begin to receive benefits they will either have to work or perform volunteer community service....
  • Dutch prostitutes demand same pension perks as footballers (Real story....dear God!)

    12/18/2013 3:12:31 PM PST · by Wanderer99 · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/18/13 | Holly Ellyat
    Dutch prostitutes are demanding the same retirement tax benefits as professional footballers because of the "hard physical work" they do, according to news reports. The campaign to secure better retirement rights is being run by Freya, a company that wants to run a number of brothels in the central Dutch city of Utrecht. Wil Post, a lawyer for Freya told Dutch newspaper Volkskrant on Tuesday that "Footballers and prostitutes both do a difficult physical job that they cannot do their whole life. Therefore, they would like to be able to save as much as they can. Prostitution has been legal...
  • Dutch bishops tell Pope the Church is collapsing as they face hundreds of closures

    12/06/2013 8:23:32 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 107 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Dec 05, 2013 | Hilary White
    ROME, December 5, 2013 ( – The Catholic bishops of the nation that pioneered legalized euthanasia for children, prostitution, and “gay marriage” have come to Rome to tell Pope Francis that he is facing a Church that has “drastically secularized” and hemorrhaging members. One of the Catholic bishops of the Netherlands, who are conducting their official visit with the pope this week, told Vatican Radio they are facing the closure of hundreds of churches and an ongoing exodus of the faithful. In an interview with Vatican Radio, Willem Jacobus Eijk Cardinal, Archbishop of Utrecht and chairman of the Dutch bishops’...
  • Hundreds of Dutch Churches Expected to Close by 2018

    12/03/2013 7:11:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Organization Seeks to Preserve Religious Heritage SitesA recent report by the “Future of Religious Heritage” states that an estimated 600-700 churches in the Netherlands will be decommissioned by 2018. The “Future of Religious Heritage” organization is comprised of associations, government bodies, universities and religious communities that are working together to preserve religious sites across the European continent. According to L’Osservatore Romano, which published the statistics, the organization also estimated that 400-500 Protestant churches will also be decommissioned. Currently, the Bishops of the Netherlands are in the Vatican on their Ad Limina visit, which is required by the heads of dioceses...
  • Weak Growth: Agency Strips Netherlands’ AAA Rating

    11/29/2013 7:11:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 29, 2013 – 12:24 PM | (dsl, with wires)
    The list of eurozone countries with immaculate credit ratings took another hit this week. On Friday morning, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) removed the Netherlands’ top rating, downgrading the country to AA+. This leaves only three countries in the common currency area with the best grade of AAA: Finland, Luxembourg and Germany. Two years ago, six countries still had that rating. … Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who is also president of the Euro Group, recently announced that his country would violate the European Commission’s deficit rules despite an additional €6 billion ($8.16 billion) austerity package. … Like Germany, the Netherlands...
  • EU puts Turks on 10-year timeline

    10/06/2004 10:25:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 293+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 06 2004 | Nicolas Rothwell
    AFTER 40 years of hesitation and seven hard years of reform and lobbying, Turkey is basking today in the most qualified of invitations to begin the process of joining Europe - a continent whose eastern half the Ottoman empire controlled for centuries. A European Commission report released yesterday, which paves the way for a deciding vote by the 25-member European Union at its December summit, was heavily qualified, and Turkish leaders were muted in their expressions of delight at their initial success. Presenting the decision to the European parliament last night, commission president Romano Prodi said it was a "qualified...
  • The Dutch Rethink the Welfare State

    11/03/2013 6:12:56 PM PST · by amnestynone · 22 replies
    New Geeography ^ | 11/02/2013 | Dr. Nima Sanandaji
    When the Netherlands’ newly coronated king made his first annual appearance before parliament, he turned some heads when he addressed the deficiencies of the Dutch welfare state. “Due to social developments such as globalisation and an ageing population, our labour market and public services are no longer suited to the demands of the times”, the king said in a speech written by Liberal prime minister Mark Ruttes cabinet. “The classical welfare state is slowly but surely evolving into a ‘participation society’”, Willem-Alexander continued. By this he meant that the public systems should start encouraging self-reliance over government dependency. It is...
  • Art Thief Blames Dutch Museum for ‘Negligence’

    10/25/2013 4:49:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 22 October 2013
    A Romanian man who has admitted stealing masterpieces by Gauguin, Monet and Picasso, wants to pin the blame on the Dutch museum for failing to protect the works, his lawyer said Tuesday. Radu Dogaru is among six Romanians on trial for the spectacular three-minute heist from the Kunthal museum in Rotterdam in October 2012 which stunned the art world. Despite their value, none of the paintings was equipped with an alarm, Dutch authorities have said.
  • 'Dutch' Batavians more Roman than thought

    10/23/2009 8:23:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 490+ views
    AlphaGalileo ^ | October 22, 2009 | Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
    The Batavians, who lived in the Netherlands at the start of the Christian era were far more Roman than was previously thought. After just a few decades of Roman occupation, the Batavians had become so integrated that they cooked, built and bathed in a Roman manner. Dutch researcher Stijn Heeren... studied excavated artefacts and traces of settlements and burial fields in the neighbourhood of Tiel. In Dutch history, the Batavians are often presented as a brave people who resisted a cruel oppressor. But Stijn Heeren has now demonstrated that these 'simple people' also adopted a lot of Roman customs. According...
  • 14 Caribbean nations sue Britain, Holland and France for slavery reparations…

    10/10/2013 9:18:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Britain is being sued, with France and the Netherlands, by 14 Caribbean countries, which are demanding what could be hundreds of billions of pounds in reparations for slavery. Around 175 years after Britain freed its last slaves in the West Indies, an alliance of Caribbean nations is demanding to be repaid for the “awful” lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade. Caricom, a group of 12 former British colonies together with the former French colony Haiti and the Dutch-held Suriname, believes the European governments should pay—and the UK in particular. It has hired the British law firm Leigh Day, which...
  • Putin demands apology from Netherlands after diplomat allegedly attacked

    10/08/2013 12:35:41 PM PDT · by klpt · 9 replies
    Globeandmail ^ | Oct. 08 2013 | NUSA DUA
    Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded an apology from the Netherlands on Tuesday after what Moscow says was an attack on a Russian diplomat in The Hague by armed men over the weekend. Russia has lodged a formal diplomatic protest over the incident, in which it said a minister-counselor at its embassy in the Netherlands, Dmitry Borodin, was badly beaten in his home in front of his children by the unidentified assailants. “We are awaiting an explanation, an apology and also punishment of those responsible,” Putin said at a news conference after an Asia-Pacific summit in Indonesia, calling the incident a...
  • Germany and Poland: EU needs more democracy

    09/18/2012 3:41:52 AM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies ^ | 18 Sep 2012 | TL
    "We've been looking at how we can bring back confidence in the European Union," German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in Warsaw late on Monday as he arrived for a meeting of ministers in the Future of Europe Group, which he launched in March. The 11-nation group is poised to submit a raft of recommendations to Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso - heads, respectively, of the bloc's intergovernmental and executive branches, neither of whom are elected by the EU's 500 million people. "We have to understand that we are a community of values and we have to defend...
  • c. 1910: Vintage Photo ... "Zombie" Shambles Across a Bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands

    10/01/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Retronaut (via Flickr) ^ | 1910 | Blacque Jacques
    1910 circa - Rosendaal bij Arnhem - Kettingbrug - historical zombie A vintage photo (postcard) from 1910 of a purported "zombie" shambling across a bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • Long-distance oak supply in mid-2nd century AD... Roman harbour in the Netherlands

    09/28/2013 1:25:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Journal of Archaeological Science via Science Direct ^ | September 20, 2013 | Marta Domínguez-Delmás et al
    Abstract -- We present dendrochronological evidence of long-distance oak timber supply for the harbour of the Roman town Forum Hadriani, an important market place and point for military supplies located at the watershed of the Rhine and Meuse rivers, near the North Sea in the west of the current Netherlands. During excavations at Voorburg-Arentsburg (site Forum Hadriani) in 2007-2008, the wooden quay from the Roman harbour was revealed and 60 oak (Quercus sp.) piles were sampled and analysed by dendrochronology. Hierarchical cluster analysis was employed to group the tree-ring series from the piles according to their affinity, and three object...
  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state

    09/24/2013 10:05:56 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Setember 17, 2013 | Toby Sterling
    Dutch King: Say goodbye to welfare state AMSTERDAM (AP) — King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone. In its place a "participation society" is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government.
  • Rookie Rodents: Dutch Police Train Rats to Sniff Out Crime

    09/22/2013 7:10:29 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Benjamin Durr
    Police in the Netherlands are hoping to save money by training rats to sniff out things like drugs and gunshot residue. The animals are cheaper and faster than traditional lab work -- and they're very accurate. "Derrick" is unbeatable. He's right in 98.8 percent of all cases, the kind of accuracy only machines can achieve. But Derrick is no machine. He's part of an elite group of sewer rats currently being trained in Rotterdam to sniff out drugs, gunpowder or traces of other substances that cling to someone after they've committed a crime. The rats have an average success rate...
  • Gaffe-tastic: Hillary pretty excited about Kerry’s accidental proposal ......

    09/09/2013 7:49:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:41 pm on September 9, 2013 | Allahpundit
    David Cameron sounds pretty excited about it too. Did Waffles bumble his way into a “solution” to the crisis? Here’s the presumptive Democratic nominee creating a little rhetorical space for her party to declare victory and walk away: “If the regime immediately surrendered its stockpiles to international control, as was suggested by Secretary [John] Kerry and the Russians, that would be an important step,” Clinton said. “But this cannot be another excuse for delay or obstruction. Russia has to support the international community’s efforts sincerely, or be held to account.”Clinton also defended Obama’s push for strikes as instrumental in making...
  • United States Takes Spot as World's 17th Happiest Country

    09/09/2013 12:24:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Science World Report ^ | 09/09/2013 | Kathleen Lees
    United States residents have an extra reason to smile according to a recent report released by Columbia University's Earth Institute. According to their findings, northern Europe received the highest satisfaction and happiness ranking in life, while Egypt and a few others hit the lowest since the Eurozone crisis via background information from the 2013 World Happiness Report released Monday. When looking at a survey of over 156 countries, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden were ranked as the happiest places, and regions in Sub-Saharan Africa were noted as being the least likely places for overall life satisfaction, according to...
  • European banks to quit London if UK left EU: Goldman executive

    09/03/2013 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
    European banks would leave London “in very short order” if Britain voted to exit the European Union, a senior Goldman Sachs executive said in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Michael Sherwood, a vice-chairman at the bank, said the prospect of a British withdrawal was a real worry given Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to hold a referendum on the subject if re-elected in 2015. … Goldman’s Sherwood predicted European banks would quickly relocate if Britain did sever its EU ties. “Forget what we would do. Every European firm would be gone in very short order,” he was quoted as...
  • Caribbean countries seek slavery reparations from three Europen countries (Here it comes)

    08/01/2013 7:49:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what they say is the lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade. The Caribbean Community, a regional organization that typically focuses on rather dry issues such as economic integration, has taken up the cause of compensation for slavery and the genocide of native peoples and is preparing for what would likely be a drawn-out battle with the governments of Britain, France and the Netherlands.....
  • Al Qaeda Is Back

    07/27/2013 8:47:18 AM PDT · by equaviator · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/26/2013 | Bruce Riedel
    Two spectacular al Qaeda prison breaks in Iraq, freeing over 500 of its members in two separate prisons simultaneously this week, demonstrate the group is back with a vengeance. Al Qaeda’s Iraq branch is also the moving force behind the jihadist success in Syria. The resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq has sobering implications for what is likely to follow the drawdown of NATO forces in Afghanistan for the al Qaeda mother ship in Pakistan. The double jailbreaks at Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons were massive attacks. Suicide bombers, teams of attackers using mortars and small arms, and two dozen...
  • Caribbean nations seeking compensation for slavery

    07/25/2013 8:13:10 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 32 replies
    The Big Story ^ | July 25, 2013 | Ben Fox (AP)
    MIAMI (AP) — Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what they say is the lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade. The Caribbean Community, a regional organization that typically focuses on rather dry issues such as economic integration, has taken up the cause of compensation for slavery and the genocide of native peoples and is preparing for what would likely be a drawn-out battle with the governments of Britain, France and the Netherlands. Caricom, as the organization is known, has enlisted the help of a...
  • 160 million credit cards later, 'cutting edge' hacking ring cracked

    07/25/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | By Bob Sullivan
    For nearly a decade, a band of cybercriminals rampaged through the servers of a global business who's who: Among the victims were 7-Eleven, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, JetBlue and JC Penney. Prosecutors say the hackers stole "conservatively" 160 million credit card numbers, and the dollar value of the crimes they helped facilitate is enormous — just four of the victims are out $300 million. The suffering caused to identity theft victims was "immeasurable," say prosecutors. On Thursday, five of the gang's members were indicted. One is in custody in the U.S., a second is awaiting extradition in the Netherlands, and three...
  • Saab Makes Its Fighter Jet More Attractive Than JSF

    07/25/2013 3:00:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Dutch News ^ | July 24, 2013
    Saab makes its fighter jet more attractive than JSF Wednesday 24 July 2013 The Dutch government has been offered the chance to fine late delivery of a competitive jet fighter to the Joint Strike Fighter, which is currently the preferred option. According to the Financieel Dagblad, Swedish aircraft maker Saab made the offer on its Gripen NG in a last-ditch attempt to win the contract. Parliament asked the cabinet earlier this year to allow competitors to the JSF to re-submit their bids. The Netherlands has been involved in the development of the Lockheed Martin aircraft and has two on order....
  • NARAL Dings Liberal Reporter, David Gregory for Calling 20-Week Abortion Ban 'Reasonable'

    07/23/2013 11:26:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/23/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    NARAL Pro-Choice America, formerly known as the National Abortion Rights Action League, appears concerned it may be losing the battle to depict a 20-week abortion ban as "extreme." The group expressed outrage that a host on NBC, a network usually sympathetic to abortion rights advocates, implied the 20-week ban is "reasonable." "Is it not reasonable to put late-term restrictions on abortion ... ?" David Gregory of "Meet the Press" asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on July 14. Gregory pressed Reid twice more, repeatedly using the word "reasonable," after Reid continued to dodge the question. Reid promised to "look at"...
  • There are no more curses, JESUS SAID " IT IS FINISHED"

    07/22/2013 11:16:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 37 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 7-21-13 | Jedediah
    There are no curses left you see, For they all belong to me , The adversary only has a lie , Do not believe it or you may die, It is Faith in Spirit that is your cause , I Said " IT IS FINISHED " with NO pause ! It was DONE in My blood for you , An eternal covenant unbreakable through and through , I AM your hedge to every lie, Let Me remove the speck from your eye, You are "FORGIVEN" I AM your Seal ! This is an ETERNAL DEAL ! I AM the same...
  • A Word of breakthrough for ministries around the world !

    07/17/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-17-13 | Jedediah
    A Word of Breakthrough for ministries around the world ! Your Voice (ministry) is about to be , A living testimony , A SHOFAR of Spirit and Truth , No longer hampered but flowing through ~ ~ ~ So ALL IS behind you now , You have ceased to exist it is ALL ME your vow ! And so it begins "TRULY" you in Me, Woven in to My TAPESTRY , YOUR VOICE "IS MY WILL" no longer you , I WILL SPEAK AND YOU WILL DO, All that you were is gone and void, I AM YOUR ALL I...
  • Our Faith must be Endless as Joshua and Caleb

    07/13/2013 2:49:48 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-12-13 | Jedediah
    My love for you is endless and so must your faith in me to overcome for you as I Am the one that rebukes the enemy ,chastises My children into obedience and causes the waters of their ways to part so that My righteousness "becomes" the grounded path unto Me "their inheritance" and I AM your All . These are days of blessing for those that seek My face for I AM your Shewbread of placement "The Manna of Revelation for YOUR DAYS IN ME ", I AM THAT I AM ForEverMore. Joshua 3 New International Version (NIV) Crossing the...
  • Foreign reporter raped in Tahrir Square

    <p>Last weekend Dutch reporter Dina Zararia was reportedly raped in Tahrir Square, Cairo.</p>
  • Thanksgiving a KEY of Faith !

    07/01/2013 11:12:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Deuteronomy repeats the laws of blessing clearly in My Word, That revolve around My spirit so as you listen My will is heard, So stay within the sound of My voice , abide in my courts entered by My door, Thanksgiving opens blessings and praises I adore, To "find" the KEYS 0----c I give you just surrender ALL ! The enemy will deceive you but I bring "clarity" to call, Just raise the sound of your voice thanking Me each day, For this is "FAITH in action THE KEY" that lights the way ! For if it opens My gates...
  • Contend to Overcome[charismatic caucus]

    06/25/2013 5:32:13 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 6-25-13 | Jedediah
    CONTEND TO OVERCOME ! Contend for your coming graduation day , The life of the overcomer with me and say , To the arrow by night be gone i deny you , And the lies of the enemy I do not receive you , But to my words of promise I receive every one , As Deuteronomy I repeat them as my song, So take my authority with you as you go , For just as I did in the desert my word you must speak "declare" and know, For I am the Way the Truth and the Life, So...
  • Bitter irony: children once again to be euthanized in Belgium/Netherlands 70 years after Nazis

    06/18/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 18, 2013 | PETER SAUNDERS
    June 18, 2013 (PJSaunders) - In this last week both Belgium and the Netherlands have taken major steps towards euthanasia for children. A consensus among members of the Belgian Federal Parliament has reportedly formed in support of legislation to allow children to choose to undergo euthanasia in certain dire cases, according to a report in the Belgian daily newspaper Der Morgen, as translated by the Paris-based news agency Presseurop. If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books formally allowing the practice. Belgium became the second country in the world...
  • Belgian Parliament Posed To Approve Child Euthanasia Law

    06/11/2013 3:56:39 PM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 6/11/13 | Connor Adams Sheets
    A consensus among members of the legislative body has reportedly formed in support of legislation to allow children to choose to undergo euthanasia in certain dire cases, according to a report in the Belgian daily newspaper Der Morgen, as translated by the Paris-based news agency Presseurop. If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books allowing the practice, although the Netherlands has since 2005 not prosecuted doctors who perform euthanasia on some minors as long as the doctors act in accordance with a set of...
  • Majority of Netherlands Favors Ban on Sharia Law

    06/09/2013 8:29:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 7, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Netherlands may represent the first time that the counterjihad stars have aligned in a single country. Wilders’ popularity is rising and tolerance for Islamic terror is declining. More than three quarters of the Dutch (77 percent) believe that Islam is no enrichment for our country. More than two-thirds – 68 percent – say that there is enough Islam in the Netherlands. It is striking that a majority of voters from all political parties (from PVV to VVD, CDA, D66, PvdA, SP and 50plus) share this view. PvdA is the Netherlands Labour Party. SP is the Socialist Party. ... Maybe...
  • Dutch Paratroopers Integrated Into German Army

    06/02/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 37 replies
    Philadelphia Trumpet ^ | May 27, 2013 | RICHARD PALMER
    A brigade of Dutch paratroopers will be integrated into a new German division of rapid reaction forces, German newspaper Rheinische Post reported on May 22. The 11th Airmobile Brigade—a mobile force of 4,500 troops that is equipped with light vehicles, mortars and anti-aircraft systems—will join 8,600 German soldiers to form the new division under German command. With paratroopers and special forces, as well as combat and transport helicopters, the group is designed to respond quickly to new threats and help evacuate endangered German and Dutch citizens. Until now, only Britain and America had a similar type of military structure. The...
  • A Fresh Word for "The OVERCOMER" [charismatic caucus]

    06/02/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 6-2-2013 | Jedediah
    You are my chosen in whom I have found , Loyalty that abounds , Eager and ready to do MY will , A vessel in which the heavens I fill , To whom "has" been given ALL Autority , To take back land and break the neck of the enemy , There is no wall or boundary around , You can not take down , A "Mighty LOYAL" woven into , My Tapestry and Kingdom ready to do , Whatever I ask whenever it is , You do My business for ALL of My kids , So continue on for...
  • Dutch Anxiety Over ‘Sharia Triangle’ Police No-Go Area in The Hague

    05/27/2013 10:45:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 5/24/13 | Peter Cluskey
    Area two kilometres from city centre has become ‘orthodox Muslim territory’ largely ignored by authoritiesThere have been calls for an urgent debate in the Dutch parliament about the integration of Muslim immigrants amid claims that one area of The Hague, known locally as “the Sharia triangle”, is being run by a form of unofficial Sharia police. The claims relate to the district of Schilderswijk, about two kilometres from the city centre, where an almost entirely Muslim population of some 5,000 people surrounds the El Islam mosque, fuelling criticism that the government has failed to ensure a proper ethnic mix in...