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gcreptile

Posted 10 May 2015 - 12:45 PM

Dutch pianist Ton Hartsuiker is dead at 81:

 

http://slippedisc.co...h-pianist-dies/


Magere Hein

Posted 07 May 2015 - 03:40 PM

In other Dutch news: Dutch political activist Abulkasim Al-Jaberi, who shouted "Fuck de koning, fuck de koningin, fuck het koningshuis!"1 at a political rally in December, recieved a summons yesterday to face trial on May 27, accused of lèse-majesté. As was to be expected, this caused quite a stir, and today the public prosecutor announced that the trial has been put off and that he will reconsider the case. Interestingly, mr Al-Jaberi's lawyer called Willem-Alexander and Máxima as witnesses.

1Fuck the king, fuck the queen, fuck the monarchy!

Magere Hein

Posted 05 May 2015 - 06:13 PM

Hans Jansen, a member of the European Parliament, is dead at age 72 from a stroke.
 
As usual, my lazy arse couldn't be bothered to find a UK obit. All I saw was Dutch.
 
I guess I could've posted it, since it would probably look something like this: Een europarlamenatareen de Nederland, Hans Jansen, ist ded et het age 72 de een strok.
 
So we would've been able to understand it.
 
*waits for MH to correct me on how that would actually look like in Dutch*


Always glad to oblige: Europarlementariër voor Nederland Hans Jansen is dood op 72-jarige leeftijd, na een beroerte.

Since he was a buddy of Geert Wilders I'd be inclined to say: good riddance, but the fact of the matter is that Jansen will soon be replaced by another buddy, and probably an even worse fascist anti-islamist.

RadGuy

Posted 05 May 2015 - 06:03 PM

Hans Jansen, a member of the European Parliament, is dead at age 72 from a stroke.

 

As usual, my lazy arse couldn't be bothered to find a UK obit. All I saw was Dutch.

 

I guess I could've posted it, since it would probably look something like this: Een europarlamenatareen de Nederland, Hans Jansen, ist ded et het age 72 de een strok.

 

So we would've been able to understand it.

 

*waits for MH to correct me on how that would actually look like in Dutch*


Magere Hein

Posted 28 April 2015 - 05:04 PM

Zorreguieta's crimes are not held against his daughter, but essentially he's a persona non grata in the Netherlands.

Spade_Cooley

Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:38 PM

I noticed DDP pick Jorge Zorreguieta was celebrating Kings Day at Buenos Aires' Dutch embassy. Doesn't look like he's about to die in the next few weeks but you can never tell. Also it should be pointed out he is responsible for the murders of lots of people.


Magere Hein

Posted 28 April 2015 - 01:22 PM

I know my opinion is a minority one, but as far as I'm concerned we'd rid ourselves of the monarchy.

 
Has this ever been a serious option. No-one in the UK seems to be up for the debate and the republicans have appalling timing.


Roughly 15% of the Dutch prefer a republic over the monarchy. No political party of importance has the republic on its wishlist. Conservative parties strongly support the monarchy and more progressive and liberal parties fear loss of votes when they make a party issue from it. When we consider that the king has no political power and minimal influence, he doesn't get much opportunity to dent popular support (some 75%).

There are some non-party republican movements, but they do little more than talk about it among themselves. So in conclusion: I don't expect to live and see the third Dutch republic.

Bibliogryphon

Posted 28 April 2015 - 12:53 PM

 

Just like to add my congratulations and best birthday wishes to King Willem-Alexander and all our friends in the Netherlands. http://www.dailymail...-Kings-Day.html
 
:party:  :birthday2:  :birthday:


Thank you, I appreciate the gesture. I'm not so certain the Dutch should be congratulated with all this. I know my opinion is a minority one, but as far as I'm concerned we'd rid ourselves of the monarchy.

 

 

Has this ever been a serious option. No-one in the UK seems to be up for the debate and the republicans have appalling timing.


Magere Hein

Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:41 PM

Just like to add my congratulations and best birthday wishes to King Willem-Alexander and all our friends in the Netherlands. http://www.dailymail...-Kings-Day.html
 
:party:  :birthday2:  :birthday:


Thank you, I appreciate the gesture. I'm not so certain the Dutch should be congratulated with all this. I know my opinion is a minority one, but as far as I'm concerned we'd rid ourselves of the monarchy.

YoungWillz

Posted 27 April 2015 - 01:32 PM

Just like to add my congratulations and best birthday wishes to King Willem-Alexander and all our friends in the Netherlands. http://www.dailymail...-Kings-Day.html

 

:party:  :birthday2:  :birthday:


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