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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

October 29th, 2017, 11:11 am

[ltr]New cabinet gets down to work: it has three years, five months to go[/ltr]


http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2 ... ths-to-go/

It took only 205 days to get a cabinet. 
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November 11th, 2017, 10:17 am

Christmas is coming
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/ ... tereotype/

In the capital, Sint Nicholas will be accompanied by almost 400 pieten with long, wavy brown hair and costumes based on the clothes of 16th century Spanish noblemen. Their outfits will also sport the three Andreas crosses to denote Amsterdam.
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November 11th, 2017, 11:19 am

I for one think it's nice that they include minorities in the festivities
 
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November 11th, 2017, 6:21 pm

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I for one think it's nice that they include minorities in the festivities

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November 21st, 2017, 11:05 am

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November 21st, 2017, 11:17 am

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The eigenwoningforfait is currently paid by home owners with a mortgage and is based on the value of their property. It is seen as compensation for the tax break on mortgages which home buyers enjoy. However, its original aim was to tax the supposed benefits which home owners gain from owning their own house and not having to pay rent.


if the eigenwoningforfait and the tax break on mortgages (interest deductibility?) cancel out, why not make everyone's life simpler by eliminating both? Which would probably enable the dutch government to fire a whole bunch of tax collectors as well
 
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November 21st, 2017, 4:22 pm

ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:

The eigenwoningforfait is currently paid by home owners with a mortgage and is based on the value of their property. It is seen as compensation for the tax break on mortgages which home buyers enjoy. However, its original aim was to tax the supposed benefits which home owners gain from owning their own house and not having to pay rent.


if the eigenwoningforfait and the tax break on mortgages (interest deductibility?) cancel out, why not make everyone's life simpler by eliminating both? Which would probably enable the dutch government to fire a whole bunch of tax collectors as well

That would result in several meltdowns.
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November 27th, 2017, 11:29 am

Former justice minister Fred Teeven is driving buses in Haarlem


http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2 ... n-haarlem/
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November 29th, 2017, 4:20 pm

Another one bites the dust in den Haag.

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2017/1129 ... ar-crimes/

War crimes defendant dies after he 'drank poison' in court
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December 10th, 2017, 7:24 pm

Deep Learning and AI on the Amsterdam canals.

https://self-driving-boat.com/#why

And it stops outside Casa Rosso.
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

December 10th, 2017, 10:26 pm

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Deep Learning and AI on the Amsterdam canals.

https://self-driving-boat.com/#why

And it stops outside Casa Rosso.

One wonders at what level of intelligence the boat will decide to leave the waters and explore Casa Rosso in (artificial) person?
 
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December 10th, 2017, 11:28 pm

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Cuchulainn wrote:
Deep Learning and AI on the Amsterdam canals.

https://self-driving-boat.com/#why

And it stops outside Casa Rosso.

One wonders at what level of intelligence the boat will decide to leave the waters and explore Casa Rosso in (artificial) person?

I hope enough to know not mess with head of security Wim Ruska and Chris Dolman (2X Olympic and world champions judo). But that was the good old days. These days there's sooo many backpacker tourists. 
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December 14th, 2017, 8:56 am

Christmas quiz for all you budding Gordon Welchmans out there.

https://www.aivd.nl/onderwerpen/informa ... dformulier
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

December 14th, 2017, 9:47 am

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Christmas quiz for all you budding Gordon Welchmans out there.

https://www.aivd.nl/onderwerpen/informa ... dformulier

Excellent. It requires a lot of Dutch language knowledge though...
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