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Congrats William and Kate!

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Years ago it was agreed I would stick to the tradition of the family and I would be present at the next royal wedding in England.
Due to lack of money I was present in front of the TV.
But I saw it all.
When I was young I said that …

29 April 2011  news and newsanalysis


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The news landed here from different sides.
The strange tension I’ve felt for a few days was suddenly gone not too long before a friend called and told me he died. Tim Hetherington. The creative, multi-talented and ever so interesting, handsome and charming guy, who was born in Liverpool and found …

20 April 2011  news and newsanalysis

I’m ashamed about…

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This title sounds like a meme, and maybe it should be one.
I’m ashamed my country, and others, have other priorities than welcoming people who have fled their country.
Now people from Libya have entered Europe in the south and they have been given permission by Italy to go to other European …

Cutbacks in education?

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The parliament of The Netherlands has decided not to accept all plans of the minister of education.
The fines for students who need a year longer than accepted will not be introduced next year, so students who need this extra year right now won’t be fined.
The cutbacks on the special needs …

A shooting

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This weekend out country had it’s own shopping mall shooting.
A 24 year old man went bezirk and calmly found his way to the shopping centre with three guns. One of them was probably made by himself into an automatic gun.
He first targetted people in wheelchairs and then others. People fled …

11 April 2011  news and newsanalysis

Army smaller by 10.000

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The Netherlands faces the same need for cutbacks as many countries.
We watch the USA political parties argue over the same issue with growing disbelief. They’re not argueing for the best of the country and the wellbeing of the people, but for their own political supremacy.
The solution is simple:

set priorities

A channel name change

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When something has an established name it’s not wise to change it.
Even a logo change can cost customers, or in case of one of the media: public.
So even though creativity might bring up some interesting names, often the old name is a bit bended, decorated or…. decapitated.
Yes, you’re reading the …

5 April 2011  news and newsanalysis

Dangerous nuts cause the death of others

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Some people are out to disrespect others regardless of the consequences.
Often they do it because they think they are better and of higher standing than the person or group they disrespect, but in fact they lower themselves even below that level.
Sometimes they set a spiral in motion to show the …

2 April 2011  news and newsanalysis

12 years…

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Today it was all over the news that a 12 year old girl delivered a baby during a schooltrip.
She didn’t know that she was pregnant.
So everybody had an opinion again.
Someone came up with the results of an internet search. A 5 year old had been the record mother. But she …

29 March 2011  news and newsanalysis

Plutonium found in Fukushima

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Ofcourse they found plutonium in Fukushima.
Did anyone expect something else?
It was at different places at the bottom of the plant, measured a week ago.
What is even more worrying is the fact that they found polluted water outside the buildings.
There’s a kind of wedge between the reactorbuilding and the sea of …

28 March 2011  health,news and newsanalysis
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