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  • Santorum more right than wrong about Dutch euthanasia

    02/21/2012 5:30:07 PM PST · by writer33 · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/12 | Wesley Smith
    The Dutch like their euthanasia — but sure are sensitive when a prominent person describes the horrors that medicalized killing has unleashed. Latest example: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum criticized Dutch euthanasia in an interview with James Dobson, stating in part: Ten percent of all deaths, and half of those people are euthanized involuntarily, because they are old or sick. And so elderly people in the Netherlands don’t go into a hospital. They go to another country. The Dutch media pounced, mocking Santorum for charging their doctors with “murdering” the elderly on “a grand scale.” Alas, he asked for it...
  • Second Greek bailout in reach despite funding gaps (Greece debt to still be at 160% of GDP)

    02/20/2012 1:54:52 PM PST · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/20/2012 | By Luke Baker and Jan Strupczewski
    Euro zone finance ministers inched towards approving a second bailout for debt-laden Greece on Monday that would resolve Athens' immediate repayment needs but seems unlikely to revive the nation's shattered economy. Agreement on a 130-billion-euro rescue package on strict conditions would draw a line under months of uncertainty that has shaken the currency bloc, and avert an imminent bankruptcy. As the ministers met, officials were struggling to make the numbers add up. EU sources said they had to find a further 6 billion euros, via various options, to make the financing work, and private investors might have to take bigger...
  • Eurozone leaders battle to secure Greek deal

    02/20/2012 1:42:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/20/2012 | Louise Armitstead, and Bruno Waterfield, in Brussels
    European powers struggled to agree a Greek rescue deal on Monday night as politicians doggedly refused to either lower Athens' debt targets or boost the €130bn (£108bn) bail-out fund. Members of the eurogroup promised a deal would be done but the talks ran into the night in a tug-of-war battle over the yawning gap in Greece's finances. There were violent protests in Athens as Greek democracy and sovereignty appeared to be being carved up by demands from individual European countries. Northern European "hardliners" - including Holland, Germany, Austria and Finland - demanded a "permanent representation" of the troika in Athens...
  • Second Greek bailout in reach despite funding gaps

    02/20/2012 1:39:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/20/12 | Luke Baker and Jan Strupczewski - Reuters
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers inched towards approving a second bailout for debt-laden Greece on Monday that would resolve Athens' immediate repayment needs but seems unlikely to revive the nation's shattered economy. Agreement on a 130-billion-euro rescue package on strict conditions would draw a line under months of uncertainty that has shaken the currency bloc, and avert imminent bankrupcty. As the ministers met, officials were struggling to make the numbers add up. EU sources said they had to cut a further 6 billion euros, via various means, to make the financing work, and private investors might have to...
  • UK suspect in Iran missile plot to be sent to US [Christopher Tappin]

    02/16/2012 4:29:59 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    AP via YNET ^ | 02.13.12, 14:08 / Israel News | n/a
    A retired British businessman accused of plotting to sell missile components to Iran will be extradited to the United States, his lawyer said Monday.
  • First private, door-to-door euthanasia service opens in Netherlands

    02/08/2012 1:20:49 PM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    February 8, 2012 ( - The Netherlands Right-to-Die Association (NVVE) has announced that it will soon fulfill a promise made last year to open a private euthanasia “clinic” that offers door-to-door service, for people who can’t convince their regular doctor to kill them. According to reports in the Spanish and Portuguese-language press, the clinic will serve clients who wish to end their lives, but have been refused help from doctors for “ethical” reasons. A report by Radio Netherlands says that the organization has mentioned patients who are “in the early stages of dementia and those suffering from chronic psychiatric problems.”...
  • Dutch celebrate a decade of euthanasia with a film festival

    02/07/2012 4:19:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 2/6/12 | Michael Cook
    The world’s first euthanasia film festival is being held in Amsterdam, sponsored by the Dutch Right to Die lobby (NVVE). This week, from February 6 to 12 is a "Week of Euthanasia" in the Netherlands, a celebration of a decade of euthanasia and assisted suicide. They were legalised on April 1, 2002. More than 35 old and new films and documentaries, from all over the world, from Hollywood to Bollywood are to be screened. They include Million Dollar Baby, Mar Adentro, The Barabarian Invasions, Las Buenas Hierbas, Igby goes down, Whose Life is it Anyway? and The Suicide Tourist. There...
  • Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe

    01/31/2012 7:19:50 AM PST · by bayouranger · 153 replies ^ | 1-31-12 | Soeren Kern
    A Dutch Muslim politician has called for a ban on dogs in The Hague, the third-largest city in the Netherlands. Islamic legal tradition holds that dogs are "unclean" animals, and some say the call to ban them in Holland and elsewhere represents an attempted encroachment of Islamic Sharia law in Europe. This latest canine controversy -- which the Dutch public has greeted with a mix of amusement and outrage -- follows dozens of other Muslim-vs-dog-related incidents in Europe. Critics say it reflects the growing assertiveness of Muslims in Europe as they attempt to impose Islamic legal and religious norms on...
  • Dutch queen clashes with anti-Muslim party after she wears headscarf on visit to Oman mosque

    01/19/2012 1:00:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/19/2012 | John Hutchinson
    Dutch Queen Beatrix took on the fiery leader of her country's anti-Muslim party today by dismissing as 'nonsense' his criticism of her decision to wear a headscarf during a recent visit to a mosque. The queen made her unusually forthright comment to Dutch reporters covering her state visit this week to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, National broadcaster NOS reported. Her comments were not recorded, but Beatrix told reporters she wore the headscarf in the UAE on Sunday, and again on a visit to an Oman mosque today to show religious respect The popular monarch was responding to questions...
  • Big oil and gas finds in northern Europe

    01/12/2012 12:40:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published 10 January 2012 | Updated 11 January 2012 | ( with Reuters)
    Norway’s Statoil has made a second big oil discovery in the Barents Sea in less than a year and predicted more discoveries to come in the region. The new oil find, called Havis, may hold between 200 million and 300 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). The new find combined with the previous and nearby discovery, Skrugard, could provide between 400 million and 600 million BOE, Statoil said yesterday (9 January). "This is extremely positive," said John Olaisen, an analyst at the Carnegie investment banking firm in Oslo. "This is an important strategic asset in a new oil region, so...
  • High-speed rail: A £250m lesson for Britain's rail enthusiasts

    01/09/2012 3:21:10 AM PST · by BfloGuy · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/7/2012 | Andrew Gilligan
    As the Government prepares to give the go-ahead to its hugely controversial high-speed train project, its closest equivalent in Europe has had to be saved from bankruptcy with a £250 million government bailout. The new “Fyra” high-speed service in the Netherlands — opened just two years ago — is close to financial collapse with passengers shunning its premium fares and trains running up to 85 per cent empty. The line, between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Breda, cost taxpayers more than £7 billion to build but is losing £320,000 a day amid disastrous levels of patronage. A Dutch passenger pressure group, Voor...
  • Netherlands defends border control project

    01/03/2012 11:27:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2011.01.03 @ 09:30 | Andrew Rettman
    The Dutch interior ministry has said new cameras for screening people who enter the country by car will not violate EU laws on free movement or privacy. In what looks like a fresh attack on the Schengen passport-free travel agreement, the pilot scheme—entitled "@migo-Boras"—is to see €19 million worth of cameras installed on 15 major highways from Belgium and Germany and in some police cars between February and April. … Dutch interior minister Gerd Leers said in a written statement in December the system "falls within the existing rules for border control and privacy." He added: "The cameras will not...
  • Netherlands party challenges Turkey’s NATO membership

    12/28/2011 7:02:40 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    JPost ^ | 12-26-11 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    Ankara accused of ‘abandoning’ Israel and France by Dutch Freedom Party. BERLIN – The Dutch Freedom Party, the Netherlands’s third largest political party, urged the Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministries last week to reconsider Turkey’s continued membership in NATO. Geert Wilders, head of the party, and its Mideast expert, deputy Wim Kortenoeven, accused Turkey of abandoning its allies – Israel earlier this year, and now France. Turkey severed diplomatic and military ties with France last week, over the French parliamentary resolution on the current Turkish government’s reaction to the Ottoman Empire’s massacre of Christian Armenians in 1915. The empire preceded...
  • Netherlands backpedaling on anti-smoking campaign (tobacco - government has "gone too far...")

    12/18/2011 10:25:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Press Herald ^ | 12/15/11
    Netherlands backpedaling on anti-smoking campaignThe Associated Press December 15 AMSTERDAM - It's getting surprisingly easy to light up in the Netherlands these days - cigarettes, that is. **SNIP** "There's no other country that's taking these backward steps," said Lies Van Gennip, director of the national tobacco control center, slated to be closed in 2013. "I'm ashamed of what's happening here." At a press briefing on Wednesday, several Dutch politicians and experts blasted the government for backtracking on tobacco control policies. Opposition lawmaker Renske Leijten of the Socialist Party said Health Minister Edith Schippers was making the wrong decision to cut...
  • Talk of 'nuclear default' sums up Left's anger at EU dictates

    12/15/2011 3:56:08 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Tempers are fraying in austerity-racked Portugal. A top socialist politician was taped at a party dinner calling for diplomatic warfare against the EU's northern powers and issuing threats of debt default. "We have an atomic bomb that we can use in the face of the Germans and the French: this atomic bomb is simply that we won't pay," said Pedro Nuno Santos, vice-president of the Socialist Party in the parliament. "Debt is our only weapon and we must use it to impose better conditions, because recession itself is what is stopping us complying with the (EU-IMF Troika) accord. We should...
  • THE OFFICE OF PROPHET is about to return to the church body WORLDWIDE !

    12/13/2011 11:51:34 AM PST · by Jedediah · 190 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-11-11 | Jedediah
    THE OFFICE OF PROPHET IS ABOUT TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH BODY WORLDWIDE ! The Office of Prophet is about to return , This is not from a person but from a yearn , From the calling of many for my voice to speak out , True guidance directly into My House , For many confusion has been the stage , But now I will speak both in grace and in rage , For judgement is here in My house , Holiness received and strange fire cast out , The true and faithful shall remain and be renewed , But...
  • You "ARE" MY House of Prayer

    12/03/2011 6:30:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-3-11 | Jedediah
    Situations may be precarious at times but truly this is merely a lack of prayer as preparation for you are my houses of preparation of my will. So know my will by the preparation of your hearts before me for I AM The LIGHT of your path and way in Me ! John 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 8:12 New International Version (NIV) Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk...
  • Peter van Uhm: Guns for World Peace (Video)

    12/01/2011 8:11:20 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    TEDxTalks ^ | Nov 25, 2011 | TEDxTalks
    A rather interesting speech by the Dutch Chief of Defense, Peter van Uhm, on the role of firearms, military force, and constitutional government in creating a more peaceful world. Quite a bit of what he said is open to interpretation, and could be seen as supporting different viewpoints, but in any event, I thought it was still a fascinating speech, and certainly worth watching. And yes, it's in English.
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • Seattle Mariners' Greg Halman murdered in the Netherlands

    11/21/2011 7:27:45 AM PST · by Keltik · 12 replies ^ | 11-21-11
    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect, according to Dutch police. Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound. The officers attempted unsuccessfully to resuscitate the 24-year-old major league baseball player. Wessels says the officers arrested Halman's 22-year-old brother. She declined to give his name, in line with Dutch privacy rules. Fox News reports that the brother's name is Jason. Wessels said the brother was...
  • LISTEN TO "MY" SPIRIT ROAR FOR YOU \o/\o/\o/ ! ! !

    11/18/2011 5:40:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-18-11 | Jedediah
    LISTEN TO "MY" SPIRIT ROAR FOR YOU \o/\o/\o/ ! ! ! Listen to "MY" spirit roar for you my children to do and to walk in MY fullness and not your own for it is in MY righteousness you are saved and walk even now . So go in MY all for you and Listen to the whisper of "MY" spirit for soon it shall become a roar as it did for Daniel in the lions den and I shall quench all the firery darts of the enemy for you as well , for you are MY CHOSEN called and...
  • 17th century shipwreck found off Swedish coast

    11/17/2011 6:59:33 AM PST · by decimon · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2011 | Malin Rising
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — A shipwreck discovered in the murky waters of the Baltic Sea is believed to be a legendary 17th century warship whose captain went down with it in battle rather than surrender to the enemy. Deep Sea Productions, an underwater research team, said Wednesday it believes the 25-meter (82-feet) wooden wreck it found off the island of Oland this summer is the ship Svardet, which sank when Sweden was defeated by a Danish-Dutch fleet in a 1676 naval battle. Malcolm Dixelius, a member of the research team, said that wood samples show the wreck is from the 17th...
  • The great euro Putsch rolls on as two democracies fall

    11/13/2011 3:47:46 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/13/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Europe’s scorched-earth policies have begun in earnest. The inherent flaws of monetary union have created a crisis of such gravity that EU leaders now feel authorized to topple two elected governments. As I long feared, the flood of cheap credit into Southern Europe and the slow death of Club Med industry by currency asphyxiation have together created such a dangerous situation for world finance that informed opinion is willing to turn a blind eye to EU sovereign trespass. Some even applaud. The Greeks were ordered to drop their referendum on measures that reduce their country to a sort of Manchukuo,...
  • Use "MY" Love for there is Grace there !

    11/11/2011 9:31:30 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My love for you is unending and in this same manner I AM calling you to "ALL" move together "AS ONE" ! Use "MY" Love for there is ~Grace~ there !!! 1 Corinthians 4 1SO THEN, let us [apostles] be looked upon as ministering servants of Christ and stewards (trustees) of the mysteries (the secret purposes) of God. 2Moreover, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust]. 3But [as for me personally] it matters very little to me that I should be put on trial by you [on this point],...
  • Woman with Alzheimer’s euthanized in Netherlands

    11/10/2011 3:50:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/11 | Patrick B. Craine
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, November 10, 2011 ( – When a 64-year-old Dutch woman with dementia was killed in March, she was the first to be euthanized without the ability to consent, Dutch media reported Wednesday. But anti-euthanasia activists are contesting the claim, saying Dutch patients have been killed without their consent for years. The woman, a long-time euthanasia advocate, had progressed in her illness to the point where she lacked the ability to consent, but a committee of doctors approved the euthanasia nevertheless. She left a note expressing her wish to be euthanized, and her husband and children supported her decision....
  • Halal and Kosher hit by Dutch ban

    11/06/2011 8:55:04 AM PST · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | November 6th 2011 | Anna Holligan
    Next month the Dutch parliament is expected to approve a ban on halal and kosher methods of slaughtering animals for food. Those who proposed the ban say it is simply an issue of animal welfare, but it received strong support from the right-wing Freedom Party. Many see it as a violation of their religious freedom, and among the Jewish community it is a worrying echo of a similar ban brought in by Hitler. Video at link
  • Dutch Social Psychologist Found to Have Faked Data [Faker Had Even Case Studied Another Faker]

    11/03/2011 10:37:09 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies ^ | 12:27AM GMT 04 Nov 2011 | Telegraph
    A prominent Dutch social psychologist who once claimed to have shown that the very act of thinking about eating meat makes people behave more selfishly has been found to have faked data throughout much of his career. In one of the worst cases of scientific fraud on record in the Netherlands, a review committee made up of some of the country's top scientists has found that University of Tilburg Prof. Diederik Stapel systematically falsified data to achieve the results he wanted. The university has fired the 45-year-old professor and plans to file fraud charges against him, university spokesman Walther Verhoeven...
  • Dutch Scientist Given €300,000 To Grow Hamburger In Lab

    10/25/2011 4:10:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Nick Jardine
    A Dutch professor at Maastricht University has been given a grant of €300,000 ($417,000) to "grow" a hamburger in a lab, reports the BBC. Mark Post is attempting to grow synthetic meat in a lab using muscle stem cells. Post has said that his goal is to turn meat production from a farming process to a factory process. According to Gizmodo, he can only currently grow meat a few millimeters thick due to having no way of getting nutrients to the muscle cells. However, he is hoping to introduce a new process to allow his portion sizes to increase. In...
  • Lesbians Flee Amsterdam for Bible Belt

    10/26/2011 5:35:32 PM PDT · by MeNeFrego · 56 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 10/05/2011 | Myrtille van Bommel
    The dream is slowly dissolving. The Netherlands was once the promised land for homosexuals. In 2001, this resulted in the first legal same-sex marriages in the world. Now more and more couples are being persecuted by their neighbours. Robin and Sam (not their real names) no longer dare to walk hand in hand in Amsterdam. They have decided to move to the Veluwe region in the east of the Netherlands. The first time they were confronted with aggressive behaviour was seven years ago. They hadn't been together very long and, like many couples in love, they were walking hand in...

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • “Global warming is a bogus proposition…” ( From China)

    10/08/2011 11:04:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | October 8, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    That headline from  Zhang Musheng, one of China’s most influential intellectuals according to this article in the Sydney Morning Herald.From the article: A new study by the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency shows China now emits far more greenhouse emissions than any other country, with emissions doubling between 2003 and 2010.China’s carbon emissions rose 10 per cent last year alone, to 9 billion tonnes, compared with 5.2 billion tonnes for the United States.The report showed India’s emissions also rose rapidly, by 9 per cent, although its total emissions are still only one-fifth of China’s.The most startling finding, however, is that China’s...
  • I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation![charismatic caucus]

    10/02/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 10-2-11 | Jedediah
    I Am going to move My sphere of authority into place now upon My Foundation and "TRUTH" shall be its Robe ! Zechariah 4:9 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you. The unction of My Spirit is something to be followed not ignored ! My blessings flow through My Spirit and Guiding counselor of My very Heart ! So understand this ; To reject My Spirit is to deny Me ,...
  • First SIGMA class frigate transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy

    09/13/2011 11:04:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 1+ views
    defence Web, South Africa ^ | 13 September 2011
    First SIGMA class frigate transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy Written by defenceWeb Tuesday, 13 September 2011 The SIGMA class frigate Tarik ben Ziyad was yesterday transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy after completing sea trials and outfitting. The SIGMA (Ship Integrated Geometrical Modularity Approach) frigate, built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, was handed over to Rear Admiral Mohamed Laghmari, the Commander in Chief of the Royal Moroccan Navy on time and on schedule. After commissioning, the crew will continue with another three weeks of Sail Safety Training in Den Helder and the North Sea....
  • Cyber attack on Europe exposes big flaws in Internet security

    09/09/2011 6:18:42 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    The attack over the summer was apparently launched in Iran and compromised a Dutch company's digital authentication certificates. Without trustworthy certificates, users who think they're dealing with online banks or sites such as such as Google might actually be dealing with an impostor. Reporting from Washington— A major cyber attack in Europe that apparently was launched from Iran has revealed significant vulnerabilities in the Internet security systems used to authenticate websites for banking, email and e-commerce around the world. The attack over the summer wrought havoc in the Netherlands, where the Justice Minister warned the public last Sunday that the...
  • Dutch Priest stands ground after denying funeral to man who chose euthanasia

    08/24/2011 4:09:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/24/11 | Peter Baklinski
    NORTH BRABANT, Netherlands, August 24, 2011 ( - A Dutch priest is standing his ground after following directives from the country’s bishops that anyone who opts for euthanasia is not entitled to a church funeral, according to Radio Netherlands. Father Norbert van der Sluis, from the parish of Liempde in North Brabant, denied the Catholic rite of funeral to a man who ended his life through euthanasia, reports ANP. Van der Sluis said that he felt bound to uphold the rules which the Dutch bishops have agreed upon. “When it comes to euthanasia, my answer has to be no,” he...
  • The fullness of you in The Fullness of ME(JESUS) [charismatic caucus]

    08/16/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 8-16-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures will not do anymore , For I am opening up in you a Grand new door , The fullness of your upper and lower springs ! ( Joshua15:17-19 ) My answer is " YES" and now my spirit brings ~ ~ ~ , Truly all it is you need to know , So now just come to me that to you my fullness I may show , Not just a twinkling but the fullness of my 7 eyes , Things others will not know but you have paid the price , So now step into My Sanctuary ,...
  • Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces

    11/23/2009 2:17:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 996+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces The Justice Department announced that terrorism charges have been unsealed today in the District of Minnesota against eight defendants. According to the charging documents, the offenses include providing financial support to those who traveled to Somalia to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization; attending terrorist training camps operated by al-Shabaab; and fighting on behalf of al-Shabaab. Thus far, 14 defendants have been charged in the District of Minnesota in indictments or criminal complaints that have been unsealed and...
  • English are 'hardest working nation in Europe' (Poor overworked Brit alert)

    FULL TITLE: English are 'hardest working nation in Europe' and take the fewest paid and public holidays If you’re feeling over-worked and in desperate need of a holiday you’re not alone - the English are the hardest working nation in Europe, taking the least number of paid and public holidays, according to new research. The survey revealed workers in England get a minimum of just 28 days leave, compared to residents in Sweden and Portugal, who are given the most, with 39 days. The average leave and public holiday entitlement is 34 days across Europe, according to research by
  • Dutchman goes missing in North Korea

    08/09/2011 11:26:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Dutchman goes missing in North Korea Published on 8 August 2011 - 4:14pm Dutchman Willem van der Bijl has gone missing in North Korea, according to a report by a local Dutch TV station. The foreign ministry is apparently aware of the disappearance but can do little, given the closed nature of stalinist North Korea. Van der Bijl runs a stamp shop in Utrecht and has visited North Korea on numerous occasions looking for postage stamps and propaganda artwork. His family have not heard from him for two weeks and are extremely worried.
  • Poll of Dutch doctors shows broad acceptance of euthanasia

    07/29/2011 4:20:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/29/11 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    NETHERLANDS, July 29, 2011 ( - An opinion poll conducted by the Een Vandaag Institution of 800 general medical practitioners shows that there is a broad acceptance of the practice of euthanasia and a general willingness among Dutch doctors to offer euthanasia to people in their care. The survey was conducted from 21 to 27 July and published in the Dutch press. The poll found that 86.5% of Dutch doctors would cooperate in principle with a request for euthanasia, while only 7.9% said they would not cooperate. 64.6% said they were “under pressure” regularly or sometimes to commit euthanasia. Increasing...
  • The Kingdom (JESUS)" Alive" in you !

    07/24/2011 8:46:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | july242011 | Jedediah
    Demons flee , blessings come , For you flow "AS" My kingdom , There is no truth greater to know , Then being one with me and My glory show ! Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Ephesians 4:15 Rather,...
  • Net Neutrality Wreaking Havoc upon Dutch Broadband Industry and Consumers

    07/22/2011 12:51:30 PM PDT · by 92nina · 5 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2011-07-20 | [Staff]
    ...The Net Neutrality rules prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from managing network congestion and prioritizing data—including data-heavy applications (e.g. Skype, Netflix, etc.) – not to slow speeds, but to make network efficiency gains. Thus, as the rules turn ISPs into “dumb pipe” broadband providers, this then forces the companies to hike their prices in order to create more throughput as they are unable to manage their own or others’ data. This week, KPN announced that in order to comply with the rules set forth by Parliament, they would have to significantly raise rates for mobile Internet customers, and other Dutch...
  • Down syndrome advocates to international court: prenatal screening a crime against humanity

    07/05/2011 4:26:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/5/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 5, 2011 ( - A group of advocates for individuals with Down syndrome has complained to an international human rights court that New Zealand’s prenatal screening program effectively targets disabled children for systematic eradication through abortion. Right to Life New Zealand (RTLNZ) revealed that they have joined their name to the complaint in a press release Tuesday. The complaint is being lodged at the International Criminal Court in The Hague by a group of thirty-seven parents or siblings who have a family member with Down syndrome. The complaint names the Minister of Health in the New...
  • Dutch Carpenter Builds Full-Size Replica of Noah's Ark

    07/01/2011 8:03:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 63 replies
    TIME Newsfeed ^ | 7/1/11 | Zachary Cohen
    Johan Huibers just finished a building a new ark that is even bigger than his original one, pictured here.It turns out somebody actually knows what a cubit is. Because one man converted the Biblical measurements to create a scale model of Noah's ark. And it's big. Really big. Johan Huibers of the Netherlands had a dream in 1991 that Holland was flooding. Three years and $1.6 million later, Huibers has a shiny new tourist attraction. The boat, which is as long as football field and four stories high, will be opened to the public as a tourist attraction with a...
  • Legally killed: 21 dementia victims given lethal injections by Dutch doctors in 2010

    06/30/2011 8:59:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 125 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 29, 2011 | Mail Foreign Service
    Dementia sufferers are being killed by doctors in Holland under the country’s euthanasia laws, official figures are to reveal. A total of 21 patients with early-stage dementia, including Alzheimer’s, died by lethal injection last year, according to a forthcoming annual report. This is the first time dementia sufferers have been included in the country’s euthanasia statistics. None of the cases is thought to have involved any illegal act on the part of health professionals, and each time the patient was considered capable of giving their consent. But the figures have caused alarm among critics who say the pool of patients...
  • Open the doors of your sanctuary Invite all that are willing to see ,

    06/28/2011 5:24:55 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Open the doors of your sanctuary , Invite all that are willing to see , Each and every color of skin , Invite them all so then you truly may begin , To worship Me in Spirit and Truth , Invite them all both the old and the youth , The weary , the poor ,the forsaken and lost , Bring them in at any cost , For I shall cover all your needs , For My heart for My children bleeds and bleeds , For every church and steeple , temple and sanctuary , To come together "AS ONE"...
  • Euthanasia on the rise in Holland: now being applied to patients with dementia

    06/27/2011 4:19:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/27/11 | Jeanne Smits
    June 27, 2011 ( - Euthanasia is on the rise in the Netherlands, and it is taking an even uglier turn than many would have expected. Cases of euthanasia have risen from 2,500 in 2009 to 2,700 in 2010; but even more shocking, last year 21 persons suffering from the early stages of dementia, but who were otherwise in good health, were euthanized. All of these 21 “mercy killings” were subsequently approved by the official euthanasia follow-up commission. This 2010 annual report on euthanasia has yet to be published, but key figures were released by the official news channel, NOS,...
  • The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism

    06/25/2011 10:04:30 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 75 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | June 23, 2011 | Soeren Kern
    The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands. A new integration bill which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society." The letter continues: "A more...
  • Geert Wilders acquitted of all charges (Free Speech victory!)

    06/23/2011 4:06:30 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 55 replies
    Geert Wilders ^ | 23 June 2011
    Wilders acquitted of all charges Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:35 This morning the Court of Amsterdam has acquitted Geert Wilders of all charges. “I am delighted with this ruling,” says Geert Wilders. “It is a victory, not only for me but for all the Dutch people. Today is a victory for freedom of speech. The Dutch are still allowed to speak critically about islam, and resistance against islamisation is not a crime. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak.”
  • Netherlands Not Planning to Recognise Palestinian State

    06/20/2011 1:51:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    NIS News ^ | June 20 2011
    THE HAGUE, 18/06/11 - The Netherlands is not planning for now to recognise a Palestinian state, Vice-Premier Maxime Verhagen said on public broadcaster NOS. In a few months, the Palestinians are going to the United Nations to request recognition for the Palestinian state. "A Palestinian state can only be the result of peaceful negotiations," said Verhagen. "There must be a two states solution and from the Netherlands, we do what we can to realise this." Verhagen made a three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories this week. He held talks with Israeli President Peres and Premier Netanyahu and the...