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  • SEA-ING GHOSTS Spooky 400-year-old ‘ghost ship’ found perfectly preserved in icy waters off coast of Finland

    09/14/2020 1:55:22 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 30 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/14/2020 | Charlotte Edwards, Digital Technology and Science Reporter
    A SUNKEN ship has been found in almost perfect condition despite spending 400 years underwater. Divers made the mysterious discovery while exploring the Baltic Sea off the coast of Finland. The divers, from the non-profit Badewanne team, have come across shipwrecks before but never one as old and undamaged as the Dutch merchant vessel. The ship has been dated back to the 17th century. It dates back to a time when the Dutch Empire spanned five continents, becoming an economic superpower that was single-handedly responsible for half of Europe’s shipping by 1670. The ship is called a 'fluyt', a type...
  • Dutch Dr. Fauci Thinks Masks Won't Work. Here's Why

    08/07/2020 1:23:33 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | ON 8/5/20 AT 5:28 AM EDT | HANNAH OSBORNE
    The Netherlands government said it will not be implementing a national mandatory face mask rule. It says there is "insufficient scientific evidence" to support their use, according to the Outbreak Management Team at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Jaap van Dissel, Director of the RIVM Centre for Infectious Disease Control, who serves on the Outbreak Management Team, says they are aware of studies that appear to show masks slow the spread of COVID-19, but that at this time, they do not think they will help limit new infections in the Netherlands. According to Reuters, van...
  • Dutch police uncover 'torture chamber,' makeshift prison; 6 arrested

    07/08/2020 5:13:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 7/6/2020 | Frank Miles
    Six men were arrested after Dutch police discovered sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools, including pliers and scalpels, and handcuffs, a high-ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential victims, who went into hiding. The grisly discovery was made last month by officers investigating leads generated by data from encrypted phones used by criminals. The communications network was cracked recently by French police. Detectives in Britain and the Netherlands have already arrested hundreds of...
  • Dutch reopen primary schools and daycare but ban events until September

    04/21/2020 2:52:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Dutch News.nl ^ | April 21 2020
    The Netherlands will start reopening primary schools and daycare centres from May 11 but organised events remain banned until September 1, prime minister Mark Rutte told a news conference on Tuesday evening. ‘This is the maximum we can do at the moment,’ Rutte told reporters. In particular, relaxing the social distancing rules too quickly will lead to a second wave of infections which needs to be averted. ‘These are difficult considerations but it’s a question of better safe than sorry,’ Rutte said. ‘We have to be very cautious.’ The decision to reopen schools is based on a wide range of...
  • Coronavirus: Why Dutch lockdown may be a high-risk strategy

    04/05/2020 8:03:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 5, 2020 | By Anna Holligan
    The Netherlands has tried to adopt an "intelligent lockdown", but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world's highest mortality rates from the pandemic. The Dutch have also been accused of failing to show solidarity with countries in southern Europe hit hardest by coronavirus. So what are the Dutch trying to achieve and how has stricken Italy reacted? The Dutch are among the few openly embracing the contentious idea of group or herd immunity. It's an approach characterised by one Dutch global health expert as cold and calculated. Having shunned the stricter measures of neighbouring states...
  • Dutch police: 'Several wounded' in apparent stabbing in The Hague

    11/29/2019 12:43:05 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 29 2019 | Marty Johnson
    Dutch police say three people were stabbed near a shopping center in The Hague on Friday night. According to BBC, authorities are still searching for the Dutch police say three people were stabbed near a shopping center in The Hague on Friday night. According to BBC, authorities are still searching for the middle-aged male suspect. The condition of the suspect and the stabbing victims are unclear. Dutch police said in a tweet that "emergency services" were on the scene. The police official said that the suspect had a device strapped to his body, describing it as a "hoax explosive device."...
  • Dutch police discover family locked away for years on farm 'waiting for the end of time'

    10/15/2019 10:18:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    straitstimes ^ | 10/15/2019 | reuters
    AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Five siblings and a man believed to be their father were receiving medical treatment after Dutch police acting on a tip discovered them locked away in a secret room at an isolated farm, officials in the Netherlands said on Tuesday (Oct 15). The five, estimated at 18 to 25 years of age, and a man they identified as their ailing father were found near Ruinerwold, a village in the northern province of Drenthe. “We found six people living in a small space in the house which could be locked, not a cellar. It is unclear if they...
  • Family of 7 discovered living in Dutch farm cellar for years waiting for world to end

    10/15/2019 1:07:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Authorities in the Netherlands have launched a major investigation after an apparent family of 7 was discovered living in the basement of an isolated farm, allegedly "waiting for the end of time." Police in Drenthe said on Twitter that someone reported they were worried about the living conditions of people who were living in "an enclosed space" on a farm located just outside the town of Ruinerwold. When police went to the home on the farm on Monday, they discovered six adults aged 18-25 inside and a 58-year-old man who "did not want to cooperate with the investigation" and was subsequently arrested. It's unclear what relationship exactly the 58-year-old held with...
  • Dutch gangster case: Shock at murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum ( Moroccan-gangsters )

    09/23/2019 6:44:10 AM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2019
    A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and 2017. A hoodie-wearing suspect fled on foot. Police chief Erik Akerboom said "with this brutal murder, a new limit has been crossed: now even people simply doing their work no longer seem safe". Jan Struijs of the NPB police union said "organised crime has got totally...
  • Lawsuit over access to online abortion pills is 'ludicrous,' pro-life activists say

    09/12/2019 1:18:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | SEPT. 11, 2019 | Staff
    Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2019 / 06:06 pm (CNA).- Pro-life groups are decrying an effort by a European doctor to sue the United States Food and Drug Administration in order to continue selling medical abortion pills online. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a licensed physician in Austria and the founder of Aid Access, a European company that prescribes and mails misoprostol and mifepristone, the drugs required for a medical abortion, to women in the United States. In March, the FDA issued a cease-and-desist to Aid Access, ordering the group to stop prescribing and mailing the drugs to patients in the United...
  • Dutch abortionist sues FDA for seizing her illegally distributed abortion pills

    09/12/2019 1:32:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | SEPT. 12, 2019 | Laura Nicole |
    An Amsterdam-based abortionist who prescribes abortion pills to clients over the internet is suing the FDA for seizing abortion pills she illegally prescribed to U.S. patients after she violated an FDA cease and desist letter. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, an abortionist who once plied her trade by boat but later moved her business model to the internet and even drones, together with her lawyer Richard Hearn, filed the federal lawsuit in Idaho Monday. Gomperts claims that by cracking down on the illegal distribution of abortion pills, the government is denying women a “constitutionally protected right to terminate their unwanted pregnancies.” Gomperts...
  • Dutch tulip growers to millennials taking selfies: Stop trampling flowers!

    04/24/2019 4:02:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2019 | Rob Picheta
    Tulip growers in the Netherlands are pleading millennials to stop taking selfies among the flowers, after tourists caused thousands of euros' worth of damage by trampling over the plants in search of the perfect picture. Colorful tulip fields throughout the Netherlands are popular destinations for visitors, but the rise of the selfie in recent years has resulted in damage as people enter and walk across the fields.
  • Thierry Baudet: The new face of the euroskeptic Dutch right

    03/27/2019 6:05:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | March 21, 2019 | Chase Winter
    Thierry Baudet has emerged as the leading anti-immigration and euroskeptic voice in the Netherlands. His party's first place finish in local elections has shaken Dutch politics. An upstart right-wing populist party has surged to the forefront in Dutch provincial elections, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party coalition. Thierry Baudet's Forum for Democracy (FvD) emerged as the top winner in local elections on Wednesday, taking 14 percent of the national vote. The elections determine the makeup of the Senate. In the fragmented Dutch political system, where more than a dozen parties won seats, that relatively small proportion of...
  • Dutch tram shooting: Multiple people hurt in possible terror attack, police say

    03/18/2019 4:50:58 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 18, 2019 | Michelle Ewing
    UTRECHT, Netherlands - A shooting on a Dutch tram left several people injured in Utrecht, multiple news outlets are reporting.
  • First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

    11/09/2018 3:15:16 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | Nov 2018
    Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago. The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had "overstepped the mark" in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer's patient. Prosecutors allege the patient's will was "unclear and contradictory" when it came to her final wishes. The doctor, who has not been named, says she acted cautiously in the case. Her spokesman told Dutch television channel NOS that she welcomed "further guidance on the question of the wishes of incapacitated patients", but "regrets"...
  • Duchess of Cambridge wears Princess Diana's tiara and earrings for Netherlands State Banquet

    10/23/2018 5:43:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 54 replies
    Yahoo Style UK ^ | Oct 23 2018 | Danielle Stacey
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and the Royal Family at the State Banquet for the King and Queen of the Netherlands on Tuesday night. Kate wore a blue Alexander McQueen gown and the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, which once belonged to Princess Diana. The diamond and pearl headpiece dates back to 1914, when Queen Mary commissioned the piece from Garrard. It was passed down to her granddaughter, the Queen, who then gave it to Princess Diana as a wedding present in 1981. Kate teamed it with Princess Diana’s Collingwood pearl and diamond drop earrings. According to...
  • Dutch anti-Islam party to hold Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition

    06/12/2018 9:01:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 06/12/2018 | Reuters
    The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, it said on Tuesday. The party said the plan to hold the competition in the party's secure offices in Dutch Parliament had been approved by the Dutch Counter-terrorism Agency NCTV. Cartoons depicting Mohammad have provoked violent responses in the past. In 2015, Islamist gunmen killed 12 people at the Paris offices of the French secularist satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had printed cartoons of the Prophet. In 2005, the publication in a Danish newspaper of a dozen cartoons depicting the Prophet...
  • Investigators: Buk Missile From Russian Antiaircraft Brigade Downed MH17

    05/24/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    A Dutch-led international criminal investigation has concluded that the Buk missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 came from Russia's 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade. The Joint Investigative Team (JIT), comprising authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, made the announcement at a press conference on May 24 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. MH17 was shot down over the conflict zone in Ukraine's Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. The JIT "has come to the conclusion that the Buk-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from the 53rd Antiaircraft Missile...
  • NBC’s Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team

    02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018 | Brian Flood
    NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country. “It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric mused during Friday’s opening ceremony. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.” She said Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated...
  • The Dutch have fun with Katie Couric's strange comments about speedskating

    02/12/2018 3:50:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    When it comes to trolling at the Olympics, the Dutch are gold medal winners. First a pair of Dutch speedskating fans had a laugh at U.S. president Donald Trump’s expense. Now they’re taking aim at American broadcaster Katie Couric after some incorrect assumptions she made about the country when it was introduced during the Opening Ceremony. As the Netherlands entered the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during Friday’s parade of nations, Couric shared a theory on why the Dutch are so good on the oval.