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  • The Disappearing Bodies of Malaysia Air Flight 17

    07/21/2014 4:53:14 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 20, 2014 | Polly Mosendz
    At the site of MH17, the only experts are currently being provided by the rebel forces, not by outside authorities trained in these matters. At this time, rebels are performing a fair amount of their own autospies.... When the rebels first arrived to patrol the scene, certain victims were taken away very quickly. Reports indicate that 38 bodies were taken to a morgue in Donetsk.... Yet, the fate of those 38 bodies, and why they were rapidly removed, is still unknown. The general consensus is that the rebels removed bodies to hide evidence, as they seemed to be very particular...
  • 'Mr Putin, send them home, send them home, please': Grieving mother begs Russian leader

    07/20/2014 3:09:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 20, 2014 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    Silene Fredricksz and her husband Robertt begged Russian president Vladimir Putin to ensure the safe return of her son and his girlfriend. The two, Bryce Fredricksz, 23, and Oehlers, 20, were among the 298 victims when the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday. Outrage has been building over the treatment of bodies at the site, as pro-Russian rebels loaded as many as 196 bodies onto trucks and hauled them away, while at the same time holding back international observers. Condemnation today centred on Russian president Vladimir Putin for not exercising his influence to ensure the...
  • MH17 crash: Rebels load bodies onto refrigerated trains

    07/20/2014 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 20, 2014 | AP
    HRABOVE: Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then had them loaded onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials and monitors said on Sunday.... Nataliya Khuruzhaya, a duty officer at the train station in Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, said she saw emergency workers loading plane victims' bodies on Sunday morning into five sealed, refrigerated train cars. She said the train was scheduled to head to the town of Ilovaysk, 35 kilometers (22 miles) further east toward the Russian border,...
  • Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte warns Vladimir Putin of 'last chance' to help recover bodies

    07/19/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | July 19, 2014
    Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says Russia's president has "one last chance" to show he is serious about helping rescuers recover the bodies of the victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The attack on the plane has claimed the lives of 28 Australians and eight permanent Australian residents, who were among the 298 passengers and crew on board. Mr Rutte's comments come amid reports pro-Russian rebels have taken 38 bodies from the site. Minutes after what he described as a "very intense" conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Mr Rutte said: "He has one last chance to show he...
  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 243 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2014
    Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 8:50 AM
  • MH17 Crash: Second Black Box Recovered From Crash Site

    07/18/2014 1:40:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Friday July 18, 2014 | Tan Yi Liang
    The second of two black boxes has been recovered from the debris field where Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 is believed to have gone down in eastern Ukraine. According to Reuters, a cameraman from the news agency reported that the second of two flight recorders was found at 5.55am GMT. This follows a report from Russian news agency Interfax that pro-Russia separatists who claim to have recovered the black box of MH17 have announced that they are planning to have it moved to Moscow for examination. A black box, which is actually orange, is made up of a cockpit voice...
  • Canadian on downed Malaysian airliner [Also Australian, British, German, Belgian and others.]

    07/17/2014 7:28:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 36 replies
    Reuters, Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Anton Zverev
    One U.S. official said Washington strongly suspected the missile that downed the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow...The Netherlands declared a day of national mourning for its 154 dead. Twenty-eight passengers were Malaysian, 27 Australian, 11 Indonesian, six British, four German, four Belgian, three Filipino and one Canadian. All 15 crew were Malaysian. Nationalities of the others aboard were unclear.
  • Dutch Professor Now Opposes Euthanasia, “I Was Wrong, Terribly Wrong”

    07/15/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/15/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Daily Mail UK is reporting that a former euthanasia supporter, Professor Theo Boer, has told the House of Lords in the UK not to make the same mistake as the Netherlands. Next week, the British House of Lords will debate the Falconer assisted suicide bill. Lord Falconer is a long-time supporter of assisted suicide who is also known for writing a one-sided report calling for the legalization of assisted death in Britain.The Daily Mail reported Dr Boer to have told the House of Lords: ‘Don’t do it Britain,’ ‘Once the genie is out of the bottle, it is not...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands Defeats Brazil in Third-Place Match

    07/12/2014 7:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/12/2014 | Duncan Irving
    Host nation Brazil’s miserable run of form at the World Cup continued with a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff in Brasília on Saturday afternoon. Any hopes of Brazil saving face at its own party evaporated within two minutes, when Thiago Silva pulled down Arjen Robben on the edge of the area. Silva, who missed the 7-1 semifinal rout against Germany through suspension and was supposed to bring stability to a shaky Brazilian backline, was lucky only to receive a yellow card for the foul. Robin van Persie made no mistake with the penalty, firing his spot...
  • 2014 World Cup Runner Up Game - Brazil Vs Netherlands (LIVE THREAD)

    07/12/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Runner Up Game at 4:00 PM on ESPN. Brazil vs Netherlands. Brazil needs to redeem itself from humiliation at the hands of Germany in Tuesday's semi-final.
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina Beats Netherlands on Penalties, Advancing to Final

    07/09/2014 6:35:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/09/2014 | JERÉ LONGMAN
    SĂO PAULO, Brazil — Regulation and extra time brought 120 minutes of scoreless exasperation in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday that was by turns tense, cautious, clumsy, gripping and stubbornly unyielding. There was little space to move, few chances to score. Sometimes the match was as dreary as the misty evening chill. If it possessed any beauty, it was not in gracefulness but in stark, struggling exertion. And finally, when grind and strain and labor could not bring a resolution, whimsy and caprice did. Argentina defeated the Netherlands by 4-2 on penalty kicks and advanced to Sunday’s final against...
  • Open Thread: Argentina v. Netherlands - World Cup Semifinal

    07/09/2014 1:03:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity | July 9, 2014 | Me
    I did not see any existing thread for the Argentina v. Netherlands match.
  • Gael Bernal slams Dutch airline KLM after ‘Adios Amigos!’ tweet following Mexico’s World Cup loss

    06/30/2014 3:53:20 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 20 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Monday June 30, 2014 | Staff
    ... The actor was responding to KLM’s tweet on Sunday, which saw the airline post the message “Adios Amigos!” alongside a photo of a graphic depicting a serape, sombrero and moustache beside an airport departures sign. The airline has said the posting was “meant to be a joke,” according to KLM spokeswoman Lisette Ebeling Koning, adding that the airline never intended to offend Mexicans, which it serves via a daily direct flight between Mexico City and Amsterdam. “But there was too much negative reaction.”...
  • Netherlands exact revenge, crush defending World Cup champion Spain 5-1 (Footbol Caucus)

    06/13/2014 2:21:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    FOX SPORTS ^ | 06/13/2014 | Jamie Trecker
    The Netherlands earned sweet revenge on Spain on Friday at the Fonte Nova in Salvador, hammering Spain 5-1 to put an emphatic coda on their loss in the 2010 World Cup finals. Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben both scored twice, and Stefan de Vrij added one to pace the Netherlands after an early and controversial penalty had staked Spain an early lead. And believe it or not, the Dutch could have had a few more. It was the heaviest loss ever suffered by a reigning champion, and it leaves Spain staring at an early exit. Spain hadn't lost in...
  • Half The World Doesn't Know About The Holocaust

    05/20/2014 5:49:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
  • Netherlands’ Geert Wilders cuts up EU flag

    05/20/2014 9:38:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 20.05.14 @ 18:14 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Scissors in hand, anti-EU nationalist Geert Wilders of the Netherlands on Tuesday (20 May) vandalized the European Union flag in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. In a publicity stunt amid the dozen or so cafés at Place Luxembourg, overlooked by the parliament’s tall glass structures, Wilders cut out a yellow star before unfolding the Dutch flag in its place. The nationalist, who runs the Dutch Freedom Party, is convinced he will be able to form a new group of euroskeptic MEPs following the upcoming European Parliament elections. He wants the Netherlands to leave the Union, regain its sovereignty,...
  • Dutch Rushing Envoy to KSA Over Anti-Islam Spat

    05/19/2014 4:52:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 20 May 2014 | P.K. Abdul Ghafour
    The Dutch government is sending an envoy to Riyadh this week for high-level talks after the Kingdom slapped indirect sanctions on the European country because a far-right Dutch politician had insulted Islam and Saudi Arabia. Maurice Pourchez, first secretary for economic and cultural affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Riyadh, said that Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans had told the country’s official television outlet that he would send the executive director for political affairs to the Kingdom. “Timmermans has also expressed his desire to visit Saudi Arabia shortly to strengthen relations,” the official said. Pourchez emphasized the growing economic relations...
  • Dutch politician’s 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 — The animal rights activist who assassinated Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was freed Friday, after serving just under 12 years in prison — years during which many of Fortuyn’s ideas, particularly his disdain of “multiculturalism” 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.
  • A Roman hoard from the end of empire

    05/01/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | April 27, 2014 | VU University Amsterdam
    Dutch archaeologists have recently completed the rescue excavation of a unique treasure hoard dating to the beginning of the 5th century AD, from a field in Limburg... According to the Byzantine historian Zosimus, Constantine III tried to re-secure the entire Roman Rhine frontier against Germanic invaders... The historians Orosius and Zosimus tells us that Constantine III solved the problem of the invading Germanic groups by liberal use of the money bag along with developing close alliances to Germanic warlords on both sides of the Rhine... The Echt hoard would therefore have belonged to a Germanic officer in Roman service –...
  • 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.
  • Dutch-Turkish man’s case linked to Amanda Todd [teenage suicide]

    04/18/2014 5:02:03 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed to expose herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Insp. Paulette Freill said Thursday a suspect was arrested in the Netherlands and charged with extortion, luring and criminal harassment and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution. Police did not release the name of the 35-year-old man and declined to release specifics of the case...
  • Girl Arrested for Prank Tweet to American Airlines (Said She Was Terrorist)

    04/16/2014 1:10:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    TravelMole ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    A Dutch teenager who sent a threatening tweet to American Airlines as a joke has been arrested after walking into a police station and giving herself up. However, the 14-year-old's prank has set off a chain of copycat tweets to American and other US airlines. The girl, who uses the twitter name @QueenDemetriax, is being interviewed by officers after she apparently appeared at the police station in Rotterdam, accompanied by a relative. She has not been charged with any offence. American Airlines had threatened to report her to the FBI after she tweeted: "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from...
  • Girl sends terroristic tweet to AA, gets unwanted response

    04/14/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 66 replies
    WFAA Channel 8 ^ | 4/14/2014 | wfaa,com
    A Twitter user thought to be a teenage girl has received unwanted notoriety after she sent a terrorism-themed message to American Airlines. (snip) The girl – who identified herself as a 14-year-old named Sarah in her now-suspended Twitter account – sent this tweet to American Airlines' @americanair account Sunday morning. "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye." American responded, saying: "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI." (snip) According to...
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • CEO Of Liechtenstein Bank Frick Murdered In Broad Daylight

    04/07/2014 7:11:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/7/14 | Tyler Durden
    Over the weekend the world was gripped by the drama surrounding the mysterious murder-homicide of the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro and members of his family, and whether there is more foul play than meets the eye. However, that is nothing compared to what just happened in the tiny, and all too quiet Principality of Lichtenstein, where moments ago the CEO of local financial institution Bank Frick & Co. AG, Juergen Frick, was shot dead in the underground garage of the bank located in the city of Balzers.
  • Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

    03/28/2014 3:07:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/27/2014 | JAMES ENG
    Another day, another advance in 3-D printing technology. Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process. The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago at University Medical Center Utrecht. The hospital announced details of the groundbreaking operation this week and said the patient, a 22-year-old woman, is doing just fine. The woman, whose name wasn’t released, suffered from severe headaches due to a thickening of her skull. She slowly lost her vision, her...
  • Drive-Bys Fret Over Obama Incompetence

    03/27/2014 2:29:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a story here by Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post: "President Obama Got Elected on Competence. Now People are Starting to Wonder." You see, ladies and gentlemen, the Drive-Bys are beginning to get worried. The very low approval numbers, around 40 -- I don't know how it's that high, frankly. But the disapproval number is almost at 60%. Six out of 10 disapprove of the way Obama's doing the job. That is really bad. Really worrisome, because, remember, these people back in 2007 and 2008 promoted Barack Obama as the single greatest living human being to...
  • One Person Claps for Obama at The Hague

    03/27/2014 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You may not think that it's as bad for Obama out there as I'm making it out to be. Well, Tuesday morning at The Hague, in the Netherlands, Obama held a joint press conference with the Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte. At the very end of the presser, Obama ends it by saying this. Now, you'll hear the emcee, but the point is one person... We did not doctor this. This is the point I have to tell you: We did not touch this. There is no verbal audio equivalent of anything they Photoshopped here. This happened...
  • Hilarious: Only one person slow claps after Obama speaks in Netherlands

    03/27/2014 6:41:17 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Mar 27, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The magic is gone, and the adoring crowds in Berlin 2008 must seem only a distant memory. While spring has arrived for everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere, Barack Obama is entering his winter. As his presidency implodes in a cloud of Obamacare incompetence and foreign policy blunders, even the Europeans who once adored him have caught on to what an empty suit Barack Obama is.
  • Barack Obama Knows Now What It’s Like to Give a Speech Where Only One Man Claps

    03/26/2014 10:48:42 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    International Journal Review ^ | 3-26-14 | Mike Miller
    VIDEO AT LINKOkay, THAT was certainly embarrassing. At the end of a joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the applause for Barack Obama came from a grand total of one guy. One. After thanking the crowd twice for suffering through his boring, standard worn-out spiel, Obama looked around the room, expecting the usual fanfare and applause he receives from his loyal followers back home. It never came. Instead, the Leader of the Free World was met with one slow, awkward clap. Question: was MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in the house?
  • Barack Obama Knows Now What It’s Like to Give a Speech Where Only One Man Claps

    03/26/2014 10:02:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | mike miller
    Okay, THAT was certainly embarrassing. At the end of a joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the applause for Barack Obama came from a grand total of one guy. One. After thanking the crowd twice for suffering through his boring, standard worn-out spiel, Obama looked around the room, expecting the usual fanfare and applause he receives from his loyal followers back home. It never came.
  • Witch-Hunt Against Geert Wilders: The Left’s 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’ 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, “Less! Less! Less!” This created a storm of protest from just about everyone in...
  • Obama: No, Romney Was Wrong. Russia Is Weak, Not Strong.

    03/26/2014 1:56:35 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/25/2014 | Philip Bump
    During a press conference today in The Netherlands, ABC's Jonathan Karl asked President Obama if he thought "Mitt Romney had a point" when he said in 2012 that Russia was America's "number one" geopolitical foe. Obama took advantage of the question to slam his current political opponent, Vladimir Putin.
  • Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking

    03/26/2014 4:00:29 AM PDT · by mgist · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/25/14 | Leonnig
    Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of the agents was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said. The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people....
  • Dutch firm building a house with a giant 3D printer

    03/25/2014 10:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Ecumenical News ^ | March 19, 2014 | Art Villasanta
    Currently rising layer by layer in Amsterdam is the world's first house to be built by 3D printing technology. Dutch architectural firm Dus Architects commissioned the 20-foot tall 3D printer given the name, "Kamermaker," or room builder. The project to build the 3D house is simply called the "3D Print Canal House." Dus had Kamermaker built when it decided upsize the scale-model rooms it was already 3D-printing and turn them into the real thing. What Kamermaker does is to build a series of rooms that can be snapped together to form an entire house, Lego-brick style. So far, the printer...
  • Obama: Well, that's embarrasing.

    03/25/2014 9:00:33 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/25/2014 | Mary Greeley
    Holy cow, folks! SMH!!!!!! This is sooooo unbelieavable. He has NO credibility!!
  • Hip-hop propaganda: How the U.S. enlists rap music to fight “jihadi cool”

    03/25/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies
    www.salon.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Hisham D. Aidi
    Excerpted from "Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Culture" One of the odder phenomena of the last decade is hearing national security elites, terrorism experts, and career diplomats discuss the finer points of “flow,” “bling,” and the “politics of cool.” American and European terrorism experts have increasingly expressed concerns over “anti-American hip-hop,” accenting the radicalizing influence of the genre. Noting that Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based Islamist group, uses “jihad rap” in its recruitment videos, Harvard scholar Jessica Stern wrote in Foreign Affairs: “The first- and second-generation Muslim children I interviewed for a study of the sources of radicalization 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
    Holland’s 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.
  • Japan plans to turn over plutonium, uranium to United States

    03/24/2014 11:12:03 PM PDT · by deks · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2014 | AP
    THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly-enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. Despite its international pledge not to possess excess stock of plutonium, Japan has large amounts of the weapons-grade material. The amount to be returned to the U.S. this time is a fraction of Japan's overall stockpile. Even though the majority of Japan's public favor nuclear phase-out, the government recently introduced a draft long-term energy policy proposing maintaining nuclear power as...
  • South Korea to buy 40 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

    03/24/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | By Steve Campbell
    South Korea has formally decided to purchase 40 F-35 stealth fighter jets for $6.7 billion, South Korea and Lockheed Martin officials announced Monday. The commitment by South Korea, which is boosting its air defenses amid ongoing tensions in the Pacific region, marks a "big day" for the F-35 program in Fort Worth, said Steve O'Bryan, Lockheed's vice president for F-35 business development. "This is a two-year process that Korea held, an open competition where they looked at capabilities, their defense needs, the price as well as the timing and they chose the F-35. It was another open, transparent process that...
  • Unbowed Dutch populist defends 'fewer Moroccans' vow [Geert Wilders]

    03/22/2014 4:46:25 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Charles Onian
    The Hague (AFP) - An unrepentant Geert Wilders fought back Saturday against a storm of protest and an exodus from within his own anti-Muslim party after he vowed "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands. The platinum-haired populist was forced to deny parallels with Nazi leaders after he was widely perceived as having gone too far in his attack on a specific ethnic group on Wednesday. "I spoke the truth, I'm not sorry and will not apologise for the truth and expressing my political ideals," Wilders told an impromptu press conference on Saturday evening.
  • Obama trip to Europe, Saudi Arabia to be dominated by Crimea

    03/22/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 21, 2014 | BY LESLEY CLARK
    President Barack Obama had planned a week long trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia to highlight global progress in ridding the world of nuclear materials, soak up the positive publicity emanating from Pope Francis and reassure an anxious Gulf ally of the U.S. commitment to the region. Instead, the trip will be dominated by Russia’s military seizure of Crimea and Obama’s efforts to persuade European allies to step up sanctions on Russia, even as critics at home suggest Obama hasn’t been as tough on Russian President Vladimir Putin as he needs to be. Obama, who arrives in the Netherlands on...
  • Seven centuries of ploughing in Ede: Dutch Celtic fields used continuously for centuries

    03/21/2014 5:48:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    University of Groningen ^ | March 14, 2014 | Stijn Arnoldussen
    Archaeological excavations have finally answered the question regarding the age and development of the mysterious prehistoric fields enclosed by earthen ridges known as ‘Celtic fields’. Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL), a technique that dates the last exposure to light or heat sources of quartz minerals, archaeologist Stijn Arnoldussen from the University of Groningen managed to determine that these banks around the later prehistoric field plots were constructed more than 3100 years ago and remained in use for hundreds of years thereafter... The Celtic field complex targeted by the Groningen Institute of Archaeology at Lunteren measured at least 210 hectares in...
  • Netherlands: Muslim rapper threatens to murder Geert Wilders

    03/18/2014 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/18/14 | Robert Spencer
    Here again we see the violent thuggery that is at the heart of people like this rapper and so very many of his coreligionists and Leftist allies. They cannot answer their opponents; they cannot meet them on the level of rational discourse. And so they move to shut them down through threats on the one hand and smear campaigns on the other. It is the mark of a culture of deep insecurity; however, faced as it is with a culture of appeasement and cowardice, it could prevail. “Geert Wilders to take legal action against rapper over video,” from Dutch News,...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Obama Plans to Travel to Mexico, Europe and Asia

    03/01/2014 3:57:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Jared A. Favole
    For the next several months, Washington won’t be seeing as much of President Barack Obama as usual. In February, March and April, the president is traveling to nine countries: Mexico, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. His trip to Mexico is next week. He is heading to Europe in March and Asia in April. On Friday, Mr. Obama is traveling to California to visit the drought-stricken Central Valley and meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage. The president’s domestic travels are expected to pick up as the midterm...
  • What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

    02/23/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | March 2014 | Carl Hoffmann
    A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961 smat is, in its way, a perfect place. Everything you could possibly need is here. It’s teeming with shrimp and crabs and fish and clams. In the jungle there are wild pig, the furry, opossumlike cuscus, and the ostrichlike cassowary. And sago palm, whose pith can be pounded into a white starch and which hosts the larvae of the Capricorn beetle, both key sources of nutrition. The rivers are navigable highways. Crocodiles 15 feet long prowl...
  • Catholic Caucus: Euthanasia in Belgium - Its True Name

    02/21/2014 7:31:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    theBeacon ^ | 02.20.14 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    In the English language, the word “Spartan” has come to mean austere. The culture of ancient Sparta was so harsh that mothers would send their sons off to war with the warning, “Return with your shield or on it.” Spartan austerity began at birth. New-born infants were examined and if they were not fit, they were left to die. Infanticide was not unusual in the ancient world. But, in Sparta, it was managed by the state with chilling efficiency. What mattered most was not the individual, but the nation. Weak individuals were not allowed to drain the strength of one...
  • Everything in the way Shall be removed !

    02/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM with you, my angels surround you, go behind enemy lines and take back my land ! My army is rising up to take back land now that my testimony is sure in my front line(Chosen Ones)assaults( words of declaration) removing the lies of the enemy, and all distractions now shall be dealt with in their time and season of correction or removal for My Testimony is paramount as my spirit moves across the waters of my voice for you are the many waters of my Testimony and I AM sure and true to my word that I will...