Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Good to know! Hamas preaching about Apes and Pigs

Personally, I think that this man is simple retard. The Muslim world will conguest Rome? How? They cannnot even govern their own people. But good to know that I am a pig according this 'Imam' of Hamas. What Hamas is doing is simple based upon hate for Jews and Christians...

Teenagers 'driving' parents mad

To obtian a drivers license in the Netherlands you have to take lessons from a recognized driving schoool, and believe me, it will cost you several thousand of $$$ to get that license.
Now people start to take their first driving lesson on the coastal town of Zantvoort’s racing circuit. The controversial lessons have been organised by a go-cart firm. It argues that it gives the children an insight into road traffic. But most of the teenagers are more interested in getting behind the wheel and driving fast than listening to the theory lesson.The teenagers are excited as they step into the driving seat. Their nervous parents have been instructed to grab the handbrake in case of an emergency and if that fails to work, to literally pull their offspring’s leg off the accelerator. Whatever the parents do, they’ve been told not to start shouting. The Dutch traffic safety organisation is appalled by the initiative. “At this age children are not ready to drive cars.” Which is perfectly demonstrated by the teenagers themselves as they jerk and stall their vehicles in the paddock.

Day Opening - April 28

Urarto Fortress, Van, Turkey

Monday, April 26, 2010

'It Is a Clash of Civilizations' (Der Spiegel)

In a SPIEGEL interview, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, 51, discusses his country's controversial settlement policies, the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program and the seeming hopelessness of the conflict with the Palestinians.

Even before he became Israel's foreign minister just under a year ago, Avigdor Lieberman had already established a reputation for his abrasive approach. For example, the former club bouncer, who was born in Moldova and emigrated to Israel in 1978, threatened to bomb the Aswan High Dam in Egypt and publicly stated that he wished President Hosni Mubarek would "go to Hell."

The popularity of Lieberman, with his thick Russian accent, is fueled by two sources: the more than 1 million Israeli immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who support a largely hardline course against the Palestinians; and the Jewish settlers in the West Bank, where Lieberman himself lives.
When it comes to the settlements in the West Bank, Lieberman pronounce's himself flexible. But he refuses to make any compromises when it comes to preserving the Jewish residential areas that have been constructed in eastern Jerusalem since Israeli victory in the Six-Day War in 1967. Around 200,000 Jews live in this annexed part of the city, and the destruction of Arab homes and new construction projects could soon transform Arab residents into a minority.
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Day Opening - April 26

The next American Idol

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day Opening - April 25

Palmyra, Syria

Trip to Syria (1)

We are back from our short trip to Idleb and Aleppo, Syria, a country which surprised us both.
Although we were there only for 2 days it left some really good and remarkable memories.
If you a a Christian and interested in ancient history of Christianity, Romans etc. go there, the country has so much to offer. And it's safe, very safe!!
I will write the next days some blog posts about our trip and will put here some pictures we made.
Keep in touch!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Battle of the tongues

Governments all over the world collapse swiftly these days. In the past 8 years The Netherlands has had 4 consecutive governments, led by the same PM, (almost) none of which finished the regular 4 years until the next elections. Italy of course is champion of failing cabinets, with more than 50 turnovers since WW2.

This blog is not about the countries above, it's about the deeply divided Western European country, located centrally in Europe, housing the beating heart of the European Union: Belgium. Actually, this federal state contains three parts, the northern part which is Dutch speaking, called Flanders (Vlaanderen), the southern part, Wallonia, which is French speaking and caught up in the center of the country there's Brussels, surrendered by a periphery of Dutch speaking towns and villages, called Brussel-Halle-Vilvoorde (BHV). Brussels is French, the suburbs are Dutch.

This week the Belgian national government led by Yves Leterme, fell, after a period of five months. Usually governments are blown up because of economic or political reasons, but in this case it's the language that caused the situation. Although, as they say it is. The underlying reason is that Flanders is feeling drawn back by Wallonia, an economic weak region with higher unemployment rates than in Flanders, where most economic activity is concentrated. This means that a large part of federal money is being pumped in the poorer south. Especially the Flanders nationalist party, led by Filip de Winter, is opposing this and wants to make Flanders an independent state. He quoted earlier this week that Wallonia should suffocate, he doesn't want to invest one Euro in Wallonia anymore...
In the meantime, the BHV region is anxiously protecting it's linguistic advantage of Dutch as the official language. French speaking local municipal officials are forced to speak Dutch only. Committees have been set up to check if this protocol is being followed, protest groups are demanding that the law stays unchanged.

How will Belgium look like 10 years from now? Is the country still struggling for a unstable future? Will Flemish and Walloons have signed peace and are they working on a new combined language ('Walmish', 'Flemoons')? Or has the EU embraced two new member states (with Turkey still in the waiting room)? My crystal ball is blurred, so I can't tell you. Meanwhile I find it an enrichment that Belgian kids are learning (at least) two languages at school. An example for multicultural, multilingual Europe.

Day Opening - April 24

Early Sunday morning, Barcelona

Keep on slogging through

I've been remiss again. I was doing drugs and alcohol and having sex with young priests when I should have been at my post, protecting the world from people like me.

That's right, ladies and gentlemen. I'm a closet Republican. I have a poster of Mitch McConnell on the underside of my crapper lid. I make crude jokes about Biraq Obama's picanninnies with much the same verve as I did about former U.S. First Idiot George Fubar Bush's drunken twins, Regan and Cordelia. You heard the one about what they were doing in the bunker in Culpepper, Virginia in the early hours of the morning on September 11, 2001? Really? God, I have to get a better grip on search engine optimization.

The truth is I'm participating in Script Frenzy, which has completely consumed all the time I had set aside on my Tuesdays After Lunch for April. I'm just not as good a typewriter as I was in my late fifties. In fact, I'm turning into a dead thing at an alarming rate. If the current acceleration of decline in my physical health continues, I won't last out this century.

I find this prospect depressing. I really dreamed that I would be able to tread water with the rest of the world's 10 billion idiots as the imaginary effects of Democrat-induced global warning (which business leaders prefer to call climate change to make people blame it on panhandlers and other left-wing agitators), but my doctor recently told me that if I didn't start taking better care of myself, he wouldn't give me another 50 years. What a bummer.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day Opening - April 23

The Most Dangerous Kind of Wolf; a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dutch-Turkish ex-minister makes handlines again.

The number two on Labour's election list, former deputy justice minister Nebahat Albayrak (born in Sivas Turkey) told journalists that civil servants should be allowed to refuse to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds. In fact her view is in direct opposition to "the progressive stance on refusenik civil servants taken by the party".

One wonders if she would allow a neo-Nazi civil servant to refuse to marry a Jew and a Gentile or if she would condone a refusal by a white nationalist civil servant to marry people of different races. She always had the benefit of the doubt but now she really has to shut up.

Looks like that she already regretted her 'opinion', but the damage is already done: Labor Party was always strict regular but became more and more a party which radical stance against everything Christian or Jew goes hand in hand with a pro-islamitic course. By the end of May the Muslem Brotherhood (banned in countries such as Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia etc.) will organize a congres in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Most political parties already protested this 'event', but not Labor!

Day Opening - April 21

Chateau Chambord, Loire Valley, France

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Better of in prison than on welfare...

An unlikely victim of the current global economic crisis: Dutch prisons. “Thousands of detainees are without work… as companies farm out less and less work to custodial institutions.” In order to combat this downward trend “a national marketing organisation is being set up to attract new customers.” It’s a dramatic turnaround. As recently as 2008, the prisons had trouble keeping up with demand.

Dutch prisons have a long working tradition, which takes in everything from making clothes to metal work and carpentry and some institutions even have complete factories and a range of companies from painting firms to print shops. Call centres have also been added to the range of services provided. The detainees are paid 76 cents an hour, roughly equivalent to a social welfare income. The recent downturn poses a problem for prison regimes, as rules dictate that guards cannot simply force prisoners to spend more time in their cells.
You get paid the same as someone on welfare...but you don't pay rent and food...

Day Opening - April 20

Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Monday, April 19, 2010

Minimum age for prostitutes now 21 in the Netherlands

Women working as prostitutes in the Netherlands should be at least 21 years of age, caretaker Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin has decided. The minister, a Christian Democrat, has proposed raising the legal prostitution age from the earlier threshold of 18.

His Christian Union colleague, caretaker Youth and Family Minister André Rouvoet had earlier signalled a similar desire for a higher minimum age for prostitutes. In a debate in the Lower House the populist right-wing Freedom Party, led by Geert Wilders, had asked for such an age rise. MPs said they want better protection for young girls against so-called loverboys, young pimps who win a girl's confidence and then force her into prostitution. (click on link to read the article) It is expected that a majority in the Lower House will accept Minister Hirsch Ballin's proposal.
Brothel owners in The Hague earlier took the initiative to raise the age to 21 in an attempt to eradicate exploitation by pimps and loverboys. The Amsterdam council, too, said it favoured a higher minimum age.
The Dutch caretaker cabinet is working on a set of measures to strengthen prostitution controls. There will be more identity checks to prevent under-21s to prostitute themselves illegally. Those in favour say that older women are more independent and better able to fend off unruly clients or pushy pimps. They would also be harder for traffickers to recruit.
The Dutch ban on brothels was lifted ten years ago. The exploitation of prostitution facilities is no longer illegal, it is seen as a legal source of income.
By being brought within the rule of law, brothel owners have to pay income taxes, and they have to treat prostitutes like regular employees or freelances.
It is estimated there are some 20,000 to 30,000 fulltime prostitutes, half of them foreign, in the Netherlands (population 16.5 million).

Source: Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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