Thursday, June 21, 2018

Report Public Prosecutor deliberately misled judiciary on fireworks disaster


After a four year investigation, MEP Paul van Buitenen has concluded that the public prosecutor deliberately misled the judiciary on the firework disaster at SE Fireworks in Enschede on May 13, 2000.  Van Buitenen’s report consists of 800 pages.  He concluded that the public prosecutor did not want  the government to be blamed, partly for the explosion.  As a result, 23 people were killed and 950 were injured.  Van Buitenen also concluded that the fire brigade fought the fire in violation of the regulations and hazard statements.  He also says that the National Detective Service who investigated the government services, deliberately omitted a number of issues from their investigation.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/06/21/authorities-deliberately-made-mistakes-fireworks-disaster-investigation-report

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Muslim Municipal Counselor Wonders Whether Nazis Were Right

Arnoud van Doorn, a Muslim member of the Municipal Council in the Hague tweeted that he read an interesting article about whether the ‘good people’ won the second World War or were the Nazis the protectors of the European civilization against American Zionism and the communism of Stalin.  He added that there is perhaps a distortion of history here.  A month ago he tweeted “Oh Allah, destroy the Zionists.”


https://www.ad.nl/den-haag/krikke-het-zou-arnoud-van-doorn-

sieren-als-hij-uitspraak-terugneemt~a9a1eb0f/

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Number of drunk teenagers hospitalized increases


The number of drunk teenagers being hospitalized rose in 2017.  A researcher says that an alcohol induced coma is like hitting a child on the head with a baseball bat.  If you have been that drunk twice, the IQ will drop 10 – 15 points.  The figures show that increasing the age when teenagers can buy alcohol from 16 to 18 has not had an impact on the number of drunk teenagers.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/06/more-teen-drunks-end-up-in-hospital-raising-drinking-age-to-18-had-no-impact/

Monday, June 18, 2018

Rabbi Complains to Police about Insults by North-Africans


Amsterdam rabbi Yanki Jacobs has complained to the police about insults by two youngsters with a North-African appearance. They shouted against him and his family from their car “cancer Jews” and “fuck all Jews”. The rabbi was recognizable as being a Jew by his kippa. He said that they passed a number of times in their car in an intimidating way. The rabbi said that such insults occur so frequently that he has begun to consider it normal.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dutch Turkish media boycott opponent of Erdogan


A Dutch Turkish high school teacher with dual nationality, Arzu Özalp is a candidate for the Turkish elections on behalf of the CHP opposition party. When she tried to interest Dutch Turkish media in her campaign, they initially showed interest but then backed down because advertisers threatened to withdraw their advertisements.  Erdogans AKP Party intend to bring voters in hundreds of buses to the three voting stations in Amsterdam, the Hague and Deventer.

https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/deze-mbo-docent-uit-venlo-neemt-het-op-tegen-erdogan~a9c21384/

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Independent Report on Government Office Building: Resembles Mausoleum or Crematorium


A major rebuild of an office of the government has cost 267 million Euro. After moving there, employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Infrastructure  produce less work.  An independent report says it is a disaster to work there.  Bureaucrats have problems with concentration, there are not enough desks, the black elevator columns create associations of a mausoleum or crematorium, and there are long lines at the coffee bar.  The independent report says the borders of what is acceptable have been reached.
https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2162976/ambtenaren-gruwelen-het-werken-in-megaministerie

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Thousands of contaminated Dutch eggs removed from German supermarkets


German supermarkets have removed tens of thousands of Dutch eggs because they were contaminated with the toxic insecticide fipronil.  It concerns around 73 000 eggs from an organic chicken farmer in the Netherlands.  Some of the eggs were already sold before the contamination was discovered. Last year, in the Netherlands thousands of chickens and countless eggs had to be destroyed for the same reason.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/06/12/thousands-fipronil-contaminated-dutch-eggs-german-supermarkets