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... of de Volkskrant regarding various ministers' folding to Condi and saying "hey, she's convinced me that everything is just fine!"

I specifically targeted Bot, saying that it's outrageous that he bought Condi's propaganda.

They didn't print my letter, even though it was polite;  they usually print letters like that, even if they're very critical of the government.  Oh well, maybe next time.

(And yes, my written Dutch is just fine, heh.)

by Plutonium Page (page dot vlinders at gmail dot com) on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 07:39:27 AM EST
Beware, you're speaking to a fan of Jan Peter...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 07:46:32 AM EST
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do you have a link?

I have sent several letters to Dutch parliament and JP, no replies yet. JP at least has software installed to confirm the message has been received - LOL.

Perhaps there is interest for an EuroTrib lobby at Lange Voorhout near het Binnenhof?

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by Oui on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 08:01:20 AM EST
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I never got to hear how this tangle was settled... Any news you know about the location of the US Embassy?
by Nomad on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 03:44:56 PM EST
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City Council - June 2

    Burgemeester Deetman gaat onder druk van de Haagse gemeenteraad aan de Amerikanen twee alternatieve locaties voorleggen voor de nieuwe vestiging van hun ambassade.

    De verhuizing zal daardoor niet binnen vijf jaar plaatsvinden. De nieuwe locaties zijn: de hondenrenbaan - Oostersportpark - aan de Benoordenhoutseweg, en het rugbyterrein aan de Theo Mann-Bouwmeesterlaan - nabij hockey sportpark HDM.

Both locations are within city limits of Wassenaar.

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by Oui on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 04:32:10 PM EST
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I was in Spain those early days of June... Somehow, if you miss the news about these things, you would never know until the next chapter is reached...

It took me 2 years to learn that the entire monarch family in Nepal was butchered by the royal heir in 2001. I was abroad at that time, far away located from press coverages, as so often happens in my field. When I came back, it didn't get any more coverage...

by Nomad on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 10:36:35 PM EST
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Hey, hey, letters to the editor must be posted as diaries!

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 08:10:44 AM EST
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Must try NRC Handelsblad - their letters to editor section extends to weekend edition and is screened for quality! Should be easy vlinders.

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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by Oui on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 08:11:45 AM EST
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I hold Ben Bot still as one of the more respectable ministers of the Dutch government, and applauded him when he took a noticeable critical stance (more critical than many other EU ministers) towards Rice. The more baffled I was when the next day the slate had been completely wiped clean by one single statement, especially one that remains dubious enough, something soj showed in one of his CIA series.

In the meantime, this story has not stopped rolling at all - and that to me is the most important right now.

by Nomad on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 03:53:35 PM EST
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Hell - no torture!

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."
 

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by Oui on Thu Dec 15th, 2005 at 08:35:46 PM EST
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