Monday, December 30, 2019

Fireworks Cause Problems to Lung Patients

In The Netherlands many fireworks are lighted at the end of the year and beginning of the new year. They cause rapidly major air pollution. At least 700.000 Dutchmen have increased lung problems around that time. They suffer from tightness of the chest, coughing attacks, shortness of breath or even a pulmonary attack. The concentrations of fine dust are around that time 25 times more than normal. In some places they even reach 50 times.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

MP Parliamentarian: Netherlands must stop its liberal drug policy

Stieneke van der Graaf, a Christian Union MP says that the Netherlands has to stop with its far too liberal drug policy. There are 130 000 addicts in the country.  She added that neighborhoods are becoming unlivable.  The first step should be forbidding laughing gas.  Mayor of Arnhem Ahmed Marcouch complains about the impact of laughing gas in his city.  Annually 200 people die from drug use. National Police Chief Erik Arkerboom says: “when I hear progressive politicians plead for far-going liberal
regulation or legalization, I am thinking about the families that are destroyed by drugs.”

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Huge pumping required for survival of Netherlands

Don De Bake, former senior adviser for flood defenses at the National Water Authority says that the Netherlands has to pump out almost 5 trillion gallons of water per year.  This figure will rise with global warming. He warned “if we stop our pumping, then the western part of the Netherlands will be one big lake within half a year or so.” The draining of the land however causes it to sink further and powering the pumps increases the carbon output of the country, thus the Netherlands risks increasing the problem while trying to mitigate it.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Amsterdam Murder Rate Up in 2019

So far this year, there have been 21 murders in Amsterdam. Six up on 2018. The victims and killers are increasingly likely to be young men. Nine of this year’s victims were under the age of 30 and disputes between rival gangs were responsible for the bulk of the dead.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Supreme Court Orders Unattainable Reduction of Green House Gas emissions

The Supreme Court said in a ruling that within 12 months greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands have to be reduced by at least 25% compared to 1990. The court said that the case was a Human Rights Issue. It rejected the point of view of the government. The Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), said that this was an unattainable and out of reach goal.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Will Climate Change Force Half the Dutch Population to Move?

Today almost half of the Netherlands’ 17 million inhabitants live along its 350 km coast or in regions which are below sea level. If climate change continues 60% of the country could be flooded. This includes also the bustling port of Rotterdam.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

ATMs' close at night out of fear for explosive attacks

In view of the many criminal attacks with explosives at ATMs, it has been decided to close ATMs between 11pm and 7am. Nevertheless, a closed ATM in Apeldoorn was blown up causing huge damage. It is unclear whether the thieves succeeded in obtaining any money. Research is now being conducted as to whether the use of explosives could make bank notes worthless.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Major Dutch Bank settles Fine for Money Laundering in Italy

The major Dutch ING Bank has settled with the Italian Central Bank for money laundering claims paying a fine of 30 million euro. During the investigation by the Central Bank the ING was not allowed to take on new clients. The Dutch Central Bank has stated that Dutch banks don’t do enough to prevent being used for money laundering.

Monday, December 16, 2019

After Murder of Lawyer Successors will be Anonymous

On 18 September lawyer Derk Wiersum of a key witness Nabil B. in the Marengoproces was murdered. Since then also his last lawyer resigned. From now on Nabil B. will be assisted by lawyers whose names will remain anonymous. Chairman of the Council for Jurisdiction Henk Naves said that this development was undesirable but unavoidable.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Shortage of Psychiatric Clinics is danger to society

The head of one of the psychiatric clinics in the Netherlands said there is a danger to society because an insufficient budge is being spent on psychiatric care.  Three major clinics have announced that they will bring proceedings against the government because they need more money.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dutch Mayors and Police Chiefs: Police has too few Officers to do their Work properly

The daily AD has interviewed the mayors of the 40 largest Dutch towns and the heads of the 10 regional police forces. The conclusion is that the police has too few officers to do their work properly. Police officers are withdrawn from neighborhoods, police offices are closed, and there is less police in entertainment areas and at soccer games. Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb says that the situation is not tenable.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dutch Criminal threatens Journalist from Jail

The Dutch criminal Bekir E. is in jail because he murdered a 16 year old girl. From jail he spoke to his brother suggesting threatening two journalists because they had written negatively about him. The public prosecution has apologized to the two journalist because it hasn’t informed them immediately about the threats.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Police arrests Two Terrorist-Suspects

The Dutch police has arrested two men of respectively 20 and 34 years from Zoetermeer. They are suspected of preparing a jihadist attack. The 20 year old has Dutch nationality but the family is originally from Iraq. The 34 year old apparently has the Iranian nationality. From Zoetermeer in the past various jihadists traveled to Syria and have returned from there.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Police Unions Exposes Major Weaknesses to Minister

The police unions have made a presentation to the Minister of Justice, Ferd Grapperhaus. They said that the police apparatus is exhausted and is unable to deal with all complaints due to bieng under staffed. It is also unable to cope with all severe criminality. The problem results from the previous government under Prime Minister Rutte, when the number of police officers declined

Thursday, November 21, 2019

35% of Dutchmen Are Afraid To Fly

Thirty five percent of Dutchmen are afraid to fly of which 22% of them refuse to fly under any circumstances. The remainder are willing to fly if there is no other solution and travel under duress.  In addition to the 35%, another 10% do not avoid flying but dread it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Researcher: Amsterdam Municipality co-responsible for Deportation of 36,000 Jews during the Holocaust

Researcher Lion Tokkie has published results of his research which he started in 2010. He discovered that a department of the Amsterdam municipality was the main force in sending unemployed Jews to labour camps. The Germans played no role in this. From the labour camps the Jews were sent via the Dutch transit camp to Westerbork to Eastern Europe, where almost all were murdered. Tokkie concludes that the Amsterdam municipality is co-responsible for the final deportation of 36,000 Jewish men women and children. It has also been found that in 1937 the Dutch authorities had given a secret instruction that Dutch bureaucrats should collaborate with measures of a possiblel occupier.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pakistani jailed for 10 years for plotting terror attack on Geert Wilders

A Pakistani who posted a video on facebook threatening to send Dutch anti-Islam politician to hell has been jailed for 10 years.  Twenty seven year old Junaid I, traveled to the Netherlands in August last year after Wilders announced a competition for the cartoon of Prophet Mohammed.  In the video, Junaid pledged to do everything in his power to stop the “dog” Wilders. The judges said that the suspect wanted to carry an attack in one of the parliament buildings, the heart of Dutch democracy.

Monday, November 18, 2019

After Murder of Lawyer even more Shortages in Security Police

After the recent murder of Amsterdam lawyer Derk Wiersum many more people will have to be guarded by security police. However, these special Royal and Diplomatic Security Service (DKDB) has 48 vacancies of its 392 official positions. This shortage exists already for many years, but the government doesn’t succeed to solve it.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Earth Movement Companies Will Bring Huge Financial Claim against Government

The manufacturers’ organization, VNO-NCW, has announced that there will be a huge claim against the government because earth moving companies have been prevented from working due to new norms regarding chemicals in the ground.  The organization of earth movers says that the Minister of Building, Stientje van Veldhoven, has not understood how serious the situation is.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Police arrest Salafist preacher suspected of supporting ISIS

Last week, Salafist preacher Fouad el B, aka Abou Hafs was arrested along with five others.  He is suspected of having transferred money between 2013 and 2014 to ISIS fighters in Syria or related people. The money at least 200 000 Euro was collected in the Netherlands.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ministry’s Report about Killing 70 Iraqi Civilians can’t be found

Minister of Defense, Ank Bijleveld, had promised parliament last week to  give a detailed report about the killing of 70 Iraqi civilians by a Dutch bombardment in 2015. Her predecessor Jeanine Hennis had falsely informed parliament at the time that there were no civil casualties. In the mean time it seems that the Ministry of Defense can’t find the detailed report about the killings and the minister can’t supply the information promised.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Flying expert: airport crash 27 years ago was pilot’s fault

Dutch flying expert, Harry Horlings says that the crash of a Martin airplane in Faro, Portugal in 1992 was due to a series of mistakes of the pilot.   He assists victims and family members to prepare a court case and accuses the French and German experts who wrote the official report on the crash of covering up pilot error.  

Monday, November 11, 2019

Pilot by Mistake creates Chaos at Amsterdam Airport

A pilot was explaining to a trainee a number of matters in a plane and entered the plane’s “hostage alert” code. After the alarm all passengers of the plane and many passengers in the terminal were evacuated. Passengers at the airport reported panic and screaming while armed police ran around.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Drug Use in the Netherlands at record high

The amount of chemical drug waste dumpings has increased by 42% during 2018.  There were almost 300 such dumpings versus slightly over 200 in 2017.  It is clear that drug use in the Netherlands has reached record highs. In 2018, use of cocaine, ecstasy, and amfetamines were two to three times more than in 2005.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Collection of Waste Is Inefficient

The Central Planning Bureau (CPB) says that recycling goes up in the Netherlands but often the costs exceed the benefits.  Quality of the recycling can increase as communities focus on quantity instead of quality. The CPB mentions a number of additional problems.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ministry of Defense: We have misinformed Parliament

The Ministry of Defense now recognizes that during the war against ISIS in 2015 Dutch F-16 planes have killed tens of civilians in Iraq. Seventy civilians died in Hawija and four in Mosul. The ministry admits that in 2015 the then minister Jeanine Hennis falsely informed the parliament about this when she said that there were no civilian casualties form the Dutch bombing in Iraq. It seems that the minister knew at the time that the information provided was not correct.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Military Police refuses to protect Judges and Prosecutors

Since the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum, 20 to 30 people get special police protection. This includes judges and prosecutors. It creates major pressure on the police. The military police refuses to make people available for this purpose. They say that it has already too much work in guarding mosques, synagogues, parliament and the Amsterdam airport.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rotterdam Mayor: “We and our police are close to drowning”

A group of mayors said in a letter to parliament. Every new task given to the police put a lot of other investigations at risk. They claim that the fight against human trafficking and a range of other crimes are already coming under pressure.  Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb of Rotterdam said:  “We ask you to be careful of a further increase in priorities that require extra police capacity.  We also urge you to quickly come up with structure measures to increase police strength.  We and our police are drowning.”

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Second Time Drugs Found on Dutch Marine Ship

A few days ago an inspection of the marine ship, Johan de Witt, in the harbor of Den Helder, found eleven kilo of drugs, most probably cocaine.  Last month on the same ship, a 23-year old Dutch mariner was also arrested with 11 kilo of drugs.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Privacy Problems at many Dating Sites

The consumer organization Consumentenbond has investigated ten dating sites. They came to the conclusion that 8 of them transgress the privacy law. Only one of the ten has a complete privacy declaration. All the others are very vague about the issue.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Dutch Jewish Family terrorized for Twenty Years

A Jewish family living in the village Hippolytushoef has been subjected for twenty years with, almost daily, terror. The Schmidt family has five children. Some have been called “dirty Jews” and have also been told that all Jews should be gassed. The police is inactive and does not investigate the incidents.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Indications that Dutch Banks Whitewashed Major Drug Money

The police suspect a Bosnian Dutch drug cartel of whitewashing drug money on a major scale via Dutch banks.  Experts on whitewashing claim that the banks and a notary in the town of Breda should have investigated these transactions.  The lawyer of the suspects said that all transactions were legal.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

At least 70 killed by Dutch Bombing Attack in Iraq in 2015

The Pentagon in the United States has confirmed that seventy civilians have been killed in 2015 by a Dutch bombing in Iraq of an ISIS bomb factory. Witnesses say that far more were killed and 23 children have been killed. There are also hundreds of wounded.   

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Health Authorities: Plans to prevent Climate Increase possibly dangerous

The Dutch local Health Authorities (GGD) have written to the minister of climate, Eric Wiebes, that there are many risks in the building of energy windmills, biomass centers and plans for sustainability increase of houses. This was a reaction of the regional authorities on the Dutch national climate plan which lists the sustainability plans of the government until 2030.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dutchman Part of International Cartel dominating Cocaine Market

According to the police the Dutch criminal Ridouan Taghi is part of a huge cartel which, together with members of the Italian, Irish and Bosnian mafia, dominates a large part of the European Cocaine market. Taghi is being searched by the Dutch authorities because of several underworld murders. The Dutch prosecution thinks that he lives in Dubai where also other members of the cartel are probably living.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Three Policemen wounded in Turkish-Kurdish Fight in Rotterdam

Protests of Turkish and Kurdish demonstrators in Rotterdam could not be controlled by the police and led to fights. The conflict resulted from the Turkish invasion in the Kurdish area of northern Syria. Twenty three suspects were arrested. A number of knives and other similar weapons were found. Three policemen were wounded.

Thursday, October 10, 2019


Solving Racism and Discrimination in Police Force will take more than 5 years

Unrest about racism and discrimination in the national police continues.  These problems cannot be solved within 5 years, says Liesbeth Huyzer - a member of the Dutch Police leadership.  Apparently in one police office in The Hague, there is a group of policemen who pretend to be exterminators of Moroccans.

Monday, October 7, 2019

After Damning Report Major of The Hague resigns

Pauline Krikke, major of The Hague, has resigned after a highly critical report about her failure to act when fires, alighted on the occasion of New Year’s Eve, led to huge problems.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Leading Italian Mafia Expert: London and Amsterdam most corrupt cities

Roberto Saviano is a leading Italian mafia expert and highly successful author.  He says London and Amsterdam are the two most corrupt cities he has ever seen.  He explains that it is not corruption at street level, nor are the politicians or the policemen corrupt like in Naples or Largos.  Rather it is the Dutch financial system which whitewashes the criminal money that is the most corrupt.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Environment Organization: Many flights At Amsterdam Airport Are Illegal

Johan Vollenbroek, chairman of the Environmental Organization Mobilization for the Environment (MOB) says that Schiphol, Amsterdam Airport, operates already many years without environmental permits. After the report of the organization Mr. Vollenbroek says that lawyers say that the number of flights has to decrease greatly. The airport claims that it does not need a permit. Vollenbroek has complained to Dutch ministries and will complain at the European Commission in Brussels.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

On Vacation Until October 2nd

Amsterdam Entrepreneur asks Green Left voters to refrain from visiting his stores

Amsterdam store owner, Gideon Italiaander has asked on his personal facebook page that people who voted for the Green Left party refrain from visiting his stores. In Amsterdam, 24% of the population vote for this left wing party and the Mayor Femke Halsema is a former leader of the party.  Italiaander says that the Green Left municipality mainly hinders those who exercise an honest profession while the municipality does not deal with criminals.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Eight Minutes of Extreme Antisemitic Hatred on Dutch Public Radio

On a radio show on Dutch Public Radio (NPO) which invites call-ins, a recent subject was ‘Children have too many obligations.’  One of the callers said that children were ‘injected with all kinds of poison.’  This came from ‘avaricious Jewish scum.’ He added, “These people have to be exterminated worldwide because we are in a downward spiral.”  The presenter, Morad El Ouakili, did not disconnect the caller but said that he did not totally understand the caller .  He also let the same caller speak another time in which the caller said that all Jews should be exterminated.  El Ouakili said that on the app of the program there were a lot of reactions from people who agreed with the caller a thousand percent.  The antisemitic remarks went on for 8 minutes.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dutch government annuls cancellation of passports of 5 Jihadists

Five jihadists whose Dutch nationality had been revoked previously were given their passports back.  The council of state had earlier already decided that jihadists who left for Syria before the groups they joined were named forbidden organizations in the Netherlands should not have their passports revoked.  All five also have Moroccan nationality.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dutch Police Policy enables drug criminality

In a detailed analysis of drug criminality in the Netherlands, the daily Trouw said that it has been the Dutch police policy to concentrate its efforts on crimes that the public complain about.  This means that the heads of drug criminality are not persecuted.  Thus, the Netherlands became the leading drug country in Europe. The Minister of Justice Grapperhaus said that "we have allowed drug criminality to thrive."

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Murder of Lawyer Attacks Essence of State of Law

Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema (Green Left) reacted to the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum.  She said that it was an unprecedented attack on the legal profession which assails the essence of the state of law.  She added that for police and the prosecution, finding the perpetrator is of the highest priority. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Lawyer of Witness in Important Process Killed

Early this morning the lawyer, Derk Wiersum, was killed in Amsterdam.  He was the lawyer of Nabil B., the main witness against a group of people including Ridouan Tagih, the leading criminal wanted by the Netherlands.  In 2018 Nabil’s brother, Reduan, was murdered.  Various parliamentarians want clarification from the Minister of Justice, Ferdinand Grapperhaus, about the threats against the lawyer and security for him.  This was the first murder of a lawyer in the Netherlands since 2004.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Many Judges hide additional Activities

Dutch Judges are allowed to have additional activities outside the court. Yet, they are legally obliged to publish those in a special register. Dutch researcher Paul Ruijs has identified a number of judges who do not do so. Furthermore, the heads of courts, decided in 2013 that courses by judges to train lawyers to improve their pleading before courts, are undesirable. Nevertheless Ruijs found a number of judges who were offering these services among which a those who do not not registering them in the special register.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

European Central Bank Policies Endanger Dutch Pensions

Various Dutch parliamentarians including from the majority parties, consider that the policy of the European Central Bank to reduce the interest rate and continue to buy outstanding loans from countries will create increasing problems for Dutch pension funds and thus for people who hold pensions.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

State Pays Costs of Kings’ Palaces Twice

The NRC daily has found that for many years the state has been paying twice for the costs of maintenance of palace furniture. The government had bought this inventory between 1982-2009 from the House of Orange. The government committed to maintain the furniture at its cost. Nevertheless, the annual grant by the government to the royal family was never reduced so the state has been paying twice for this maintenance.  Parliament was never informed about these transactions.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fifty radical Islamic Muslim Schools incite

Research by the media Nieuwsuur and the daily NRC about 50 radical Islamic Muslim schools in the Netherlands. They found that children participating in the courses after school time and in the weekend are for instance told that non-Muslims should be put to death. The Liberal Party and the Christian Union, both government parties, want the Inspectorate for Education to investigate whether in these schools children are taught to negate Dutch society.