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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

September 16th, 2018, 1:01 pm

Quiz: how many non-Dutch can pronounce :Scheveningen' properly?

 
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September 18th, 2018, 1:40 pm

 Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly. 
 
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September 18th, 2018, 1:42 pm

You're mixing your history up again, ppauper. In Holland the greatest suppression was meted out by Catholic Spain and their Inquisition.
 
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September 20th, 2018, 9:24 am

Gummy-free streets. A new use for rubber.
 
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October 4th, 2018, 8:18 am

NTR onthult: zo ziet Piet eruit bij landelijke Sinterklaasintocht in Zaanstad

https://www.nhnieuws.nl/nieuws/232395/N ... n-Zaanstad

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Chimney-sweep Piet. A bit tenuous.
 
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November 10th, 2018, 4:13 pm

[ltr]No change on child refugee amnesty, says Dutch prime minister[/ltr]



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There are said to be around 400 children in a similar situation to Howick and Lili on the deportation list. Last week, there were reports that immigration officials picked up an Afghan family with three sons who have been in the Netherlands for at least seven years. They are also due to be sent back to Afghanistan, which the Netherlands considers to be safe.
 
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November 13th, 2018, 6:32 am

we've been discussing this fellow in the "self-identify" thread
from elsewhere
PIERS Morgan was forced to apologise after a Dutchman claiming to be "age fluid" shouted "d***" live on Good Morning Britain.
Emile Ratelband, 69, is in the midst of a legal battle to change his age because he claims he looks and feels like a 49-year-old.
I'm not sure "age fluid" is the correct term.
"gender fluid" means you repeatedly switch genders back and forth. We came across a gender fluid person in a story from the UK
"I self-identify as a woman on Wednesdays, between 6.50 am when my alarm goes off and around midnight when I go to bed,” Mr. Lewis told the Spectator, explaining that he does not change his pronouns, clothes, appearance, or behaviour.
Surely "age fluid" would mean something similar: you don't change your age just the one time, but rather it changes on an ongoing basis
I suspect he lost a lot of sympathy for his cause by mocking transgenders
"If you are born as a beautiful small girl and now you're as beautiful as you are now and you say 'I feel like a man, I want to have a d***."
But he has a point, why are we allowed to choose our own gender but not our race or age?
 
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November 13th, 2018, 8:46 am

I find the socio-cultural-linguistic aspects interesting as well. Lost in translation.

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November 13th, 2018, 11:45 am

In what way does he have a point? I agree that gender and race may not be well defined as they involve many arbitrarily defined factors based on the state-of-the-art genetics and genomics and current scientific consensus, but age involves just one factor - your date of birth. In the case of gender and race, those factors vary between individuals (btw, mathematics always discriminates against minorities in such cases), but time is global. There certainly are many biases and ignorance in science and society, and at their interface, but as long as we all live on Earth, how would we be biased with respect to our inertial frame of reference?
 
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November 13th, 2018, 4:11 pm

Emile Ratalband is a Anthony Robbins derivative. 
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November 13th, 2018, 4:38 pm

Emile Ratalband is a Anthony Robbins derivative. 
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