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Netherlands immigrants get screen test
Associated Press ^ | March 16 2006 | Bruce Mutsvairo

Posted on 03/16/2006 12:58:07 PM PST by twippo

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1 posted on 03/16/2006 12:58:09 PM PST by twippo
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Lot of otherwise decent people would take offense, even some of us who have Dutch ancestry.


2 posted on 03/16/2006 12:59:45 PM PST by rovenstinez
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3 posted on 03/16/2006 1:01:10 PM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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"even some of us who have Dutch ancestry."

You got that right.

My grandparents (on my father's side) came to the U.S. during the 30's and if they were alive today, they would be appalled at what's going on in the Netherlands.
4 posted on 03/16/2006 1:14:01 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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"during the 30's "

Oooops!

Sorry, I was just corrected!

"Whaa? you mean it was the 1890's and not the 1930's? Ohh! Ok!" (talking to my older sister!)




5 posted on 03/16/2006 1:16:13 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: freepatriot32

I had a Dutch visitor has month and they have just about had it. They are closing their doors.


6 posted on 03/16/2006 1:17:02 PM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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Had it with the decadence or had it with immigration?


7 posted on 03/16/2006 1:29:11 PM PST by twippo (Mutt-American #2.)
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I was taught in church that the British Pilgrims had settled in Holland, but left because they saw the Dutch culture as corrupting their children.


8 posted on 03/16/2006 1:32:58 PM PST by twippo (Mutt-American #2.)
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They have had it with immigrants who don't like Dutch culture. They are more tolerant than decadent, I think. Their liberalism is much exaggerted. In many ways it is a conservative society and now has a conservative government.


9 posted on 03/16/2006 1:50:49 PM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: rovenstinez

Now I know why my ancestors left.


10 posted on 03/16/2006 1:59:05 PM PST by fzx12345 (Three lefts don't make a right; they invent one.)
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That's actually pretty cool. Toss in a free speech component (the infamous cartoons, perhaps) and it sounds like a good test for sorting out the moderates from the fanatics.
11 posted on 03/16/2006 2:11:36 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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Please note that those images would likely give me a reason not to want to move there (I'm not approving of the specific images as a good thing) but they have every right to encourage like-minded people and discourage people who want to change things on them. I think the general idea behind this could be adapted for almost any culture, even Muslim ones. Show Westerners looking to move to the Middle East what will be expected of them, too.
12 posted on 03/16/2006 2:14:27 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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two gay men kissing in a park. Later, a topless woman emerges from the sea and walks onto a crowded beach.

Make it two girls kissing in the park and I'd immigrate.
13 posted on 03/16/2006 2:22:51 PM PST by BJClinton
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Wonder how this would play for someone thinking of moving to Kansas?


14 posted on 03/16/2006 2:51:16 PM PST by wolfcreek
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"Their liberalism is much exaggerted"

Is it really? IIRC, they do have legalized euthanasia and same-sex marriage. Now, I would make a distinction if that has always been their culture, in contrast to the United States, where our cultural libertinism is very recent in history.

My cousins are raising small children 7 mos. to 2.25 years old, and they are not as "tolerant" as they used to be before having kids. They never see movies other than G-rated and listen to nothing but Christian music. I don't even have kids, and I fully sympathize with their plight.
Of course, they aren't violent towards people who live differently.

If they want to be welcome in democratic countries, Muslims should simply shield their children from the trash the law-abiding way, following the example of the Orthodox Jews, among others.


15 posted on 03/16/2006 2:53:45 PM PST by twippo (Mutt-American #2.)
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Is it really? IIRC, they do have legalized euthanasia and same-sex marriage. They say that they have set laws for practices that were solely dr's discretion and, of course, gay marriage only applies to a tiny group. So you could be there with families and not be affected by any of it.


16 posted on 03/16/2006 6:08:33 PM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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Taking the exam costs $420

ROTFL

17 posted on 03/16/2006 6:13:25 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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18 posted on 03/16/2006 6:38:58 PM PST by Born Conservative (Chronic Positivity - http://jsher.livejournal.com/)
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Gay marriage is really an issue of principle than of percentage. I know I'm the millionth person to say this, but if gay marriage is legal, why not incestous marriage, polygamy, etc.? Isn't their age of consent for sex quite low too?


19 posted on 03/16/2006 7:09:31 PM PST by twippo (Mutt-American #2.)
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Check out this link for "Voor een verloren soldaat" (1992)
a mainstream Dutch film that romanticizes man/boy sex.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0108504/


20 posted on 03/16/2006 7:20:12 PM PST by twippo (Mutt-American #2.)
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