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  • How a Texas Gunfighter Cop Stopped the ISIS Attack in Garland, Texas

    06/20/2022 10:57:40 PM PDT · by Norski · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | March 15, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In Garland, Texas, on 3 May 2015, Gregory Stevens, a veteran police officer with the Garland Police Department, was working off duty as armed security for the “Draw the Prophet” cartoon contest event. Pamela Geller organized the Draw the Prophet event as a response to Islamic demands that Western Civilization submits to Islamic censorship. The particular demand was no one would be allowed to draw images of the Prophet Mohammed or to mock him or make fun of him. The infamous attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris had occurred just five months earlier, by two Islamists...
  • Nightclub needle attacks puzzle European authorities [midterms variant starting up?]

    06/04/2022 12:58:09 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 06/02/2022 | JADE LE DELEY
    Across France, more than 300 people have reported being pricked out of the blue with needles at nightclubs or concerts in recent months. Doctors and multiple prosecutors are on the case, but no one knows who’s doing it or why, and whether the victims have been injected with drugs — or indeed any substance at all. Club owners and police are trying to raise awareness, and a rapper even interrupted his recent show to warn concert-goers about the risk of surprise needle attacks. It’s not just France: Britain’s government is studying a spate of “needle spiking” there, and police in...
  • Russia suspends gas supply to Netherlands; Denmark says it might be next

    05/31/2022 9:15:35 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 29 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | May 31, 2022 | Reuters and ILH Staff
    Russia cut its gas supply to top Dutch trader GasTerra on Tuesday, escalating the economic battle between Moscow and Brussels and pushing up European gas prices. The move comes a day after Denmark flagged a potential end to its Russian gas supply and the European Union's toughest measure yet against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, an agreement to halt sea-borne imports of its oil. GasTerra, which buys and trades gas on behalf of the Dutch government, said it had contracted elsewhere for the 2 billion cubic metres of gas it had expected to receive from Gazprom through October. "This...
  • Dutch Party Asks Zelensky to Account for $850 Mln Personal Wealth

    05/03/2022 4:33:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 136 replies
    Europe Reloaded ^ | 04/27/2022 | Ilya Tsukanov
    Last year, a Pandora Papers leak revealed that Mr Zelensky, who campaigned on promises to “break the system” of oligarchic control and corruption in Ukraine (ER: to our knowledge, the very opposite has happened), set up a spider web of offshore companies in 2012. Zelensky’s office justified the move by saying they were a form of “protection” against former President Viktor Yanukovych.A Dutch political party has taken an interest in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s personal finances.“Zelensky has a fortune: various estimates put his wealth at around $850 million. He amassed most of it after taking office as president. Where does...
  • Dutch party Forum voor Democratie asked question: "Zelensky has a huge fortune: according to various estimates, it is about 850 million. He received most of this fortune only after he became president. So where does this money come from? [tr]

    04/25/2022 5:30:29 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/25/22 | Stellasevas
    Dutch party Forum voor Democratie asked question:"Zelensky has a huge fortune: according to various estimates, it is about 850 million.He received most of this fortune only after he became president. So where does this money come from?And, more importantly where are they going?" ...
  • Arise and Shine[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/16/2022 2:52:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I see The Lord picking up a gem and brushing it off then he breathes into it and it comes alive as he laughs and smiles so many colors of light shine forth from it in all directions . He holds it up high and then let's go of it as it rises out of his hand pulsating with delightful colors of the rainbow . I hear him saying " Rise up oh well , Rise up even higher for The Voice of many waters is calling to you for His Glory ! And this Gem is you . Revelation...
  • Russia has yet to slow a Western arms express into Ukraine

    04/13/2022 4:08:08 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    AP via Fox 8 Live ^ | April 13, 2022 at 8:47 AM MESZ|Updated: 58 minutes ago | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Western weaponry pouring into Ukraine helped blunt Russia’s initial offensive and seems certain to play a central role in the approaching, potentially decisive, battle for Ukraine’s contested Donbas region. Yet the Russian military is making little headway halting what has become a historic arms express. The U.S. numbers alone are mounting: more than 12,000 weapons designed to defeat armored vehicles, some 1,400 shoulder-fired Stinger missiles to shoot down aircraft and more than 50 million rounds of ammunition, among many other things. Dozens of other nations are adding to the totals. The Biden administration is preparing yet...
  • Heineken Beer Pulls Out of Russia Amid Ukraine War

    03/28/2022 8:31:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2022 | Breitbart, London
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch brewing giant Heineken says it is pulling out of Russia amid Moscow’s ongoing war against Ukraine. The company said Monday that its business in Russia “is no longer sustainable nor viable in the current environment. As a result, we have decided to leave Russia.”
  • Bizarre and Horrifying Cases of Mass Hysteria Through History

    03/15/2022 8:49:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    The term ‘hysteria’ derives from the Greek word ‘hystera’ meaning ‘uterus,’ and is generally attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. In the 15th century, another outbreak of mass hysteria occurred in Germany when a nun in a convent started biting the other sisters. Before long, the behavior spread throughout the convent and, as news spread further afield, so too did the phenomenon, resulting in biting outbreaks in convents across Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. After a few examples of nuns being punished, the behavior quickly subsided. In the 1844 book ‘Epidemics of the Middle Ages’...an account is given of...
  • Ranked: The 20 Happiest Countries In The World In 2022

    03/18/2022 8:51:55 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | Mar 18, 2022 | Laura Begley Bloom
    World’s 20 Happiest Countries Finland Denmark Iceland Switzerland Netherlands Luxembourg Sweden Norway Israel New Zealand Austria Australia Ireland Germany Canada United States United Kingdom Czech Republic Belgium France
  • Netherlands congregation leaves Russian Orthodox Church over Ukraine war

    03/17/2022 12:58:23 AM PDT · by chajin · 48 replies
    Christian Today ^ | March 15, 2022 | Michael Gryboski
    (CP) A congregation in the Netherlands is seeking to leave the Russian Orthodox Church in opposition to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow's support for the invasion of Ukraine, filing a request for "canonical dismissal" The Russian Orthodox Parish of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Amsterdam posted an announcement on its Facebook page last Saturday stating that "the clergy unanimously announced that it is no longer possible for them to function within the Moscow Patriarchate and provide a spiritually safe environment for our faithful." The announcement was "extremely painful and difficult for all concerned" and came in response to what the parish...
  • "For many a year they will remember the two stout galleons of Manila." ~ The victory of the Spanish over the Dutch at the Battle of Naval de Manila, AD 1646

    03/15/2022 7:23:17 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 9 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | March 14, 2022 | Florentius
    The more one delves into history, the more one is humbled by what one doesn’t know. Case in point... March 15 is the anniversary of the beginning of a naval campaign fought between two colonial powers in the year 1646 half-a-world away from Europe. Having grown up in an English-speaking country, I often catch myself adopting the conventional historical view of the British navy as presented in literature and film as an unconquerable force. Their most common foes—the Spanish and the French—are normally presented as formidable but hapless. They are numerous enough to appear to be a challenge, but ineptitude,...
  • Canada-style convoy blocks Netherlands' The Hague

    02/12/2022 7:35:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | February 12, 2022
    The Hague (AFP) – A convoy of vehicles from across the Netherlands brought The Hague's city centre to a standstill on Saturday, protesting against coronavirus restrictions. Inspired by Canadian truckers who congested the capital Ottawa, several hundred vehicles blocked access to the Binnehof, seat of the Dutch government, according to an estimate by public television. The protesters started to arrive in the early morning in trucks, cars, tractors and even caravans, and many seemed determined to stay on even after a police warning on Twitter to move by 3:30 pm (1430 GMT). The convoy will "continue to roll until fundamental...
  • J&J Said to Quietly Halt COVID-19 Vaccine Production

    02/08/2022 5:41:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/8 | Megan Cerullo
    Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has halted production of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, according to a New York Times report. The pharmaceutical company last year quietly shut down production at a plant in Leiden, Netherlands, which was the only facility where usable doses of the vaccine were manufactured, catching some of its customers off guard, the report states. Johnson & Johnson has instead been using the plant to work on an experimental and potentially more profitable drug that could protect against an unrelated respiratory virus, according to the report.
  • Freedom Convoy Rolls Through The Netherlands As More Countries Begin Protesting

    02/07/2022 1:32:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/07/22
    The Canadian Truckers are inspiring the world. It's now happening in the Netherlands. https://youtu.be/NsOfP8GcsFs
  • I live in the Netherlands. Here's what the 'American' section of the grocery store is actually like.

    02/07/2022 8:19:44 AM PST · by mylife · 132 replies
    When I moved from the US to the Netherlands five years ago, the grocery store was an adjustment. Some ingredients I used to buy, like chocolate chips, aren't available here. But it's possible to find some American ingredients and snacks in the foreign-food aisle of a Dutch grocery store. Some ingredients I used to buy, like chocolate chips, aren't available here. But it's possible to find some American ingredients and snacks in the foreign-food aisle of a Dutch grocery store. Some ingredients I used to buy, like chocolate chips, aren't available here. But it's possible to find some American ingredients...
  • Communist goons drag away a Dutch reporter while he's broadcasting LIVE on air from outside the Beijing Winter Olympics

    02/04/2022 9:02:42 AM PST · by algore · 27 replies
    A Dutch reporter covering the Beijing Winter Olympics was captured being dragged away by Chinese security live on air, before the opening ceremony could even finish. Sjoerd den Daas, a correspondent for NOS Journaal, was covering the long-awaited opening of games in China when a man wearing a red armband entered the frame and grabbed the journalist by the shoulders. Mr den Daas attempted to continue his broadcast but was pulled away, in an example of one of China's latest tactics at intimidating foreign reporters. The interruption came from a man wearing a black jacket and a red band around...
  • New HIV Super-Strain Is Found In The Netherlands: Highly Infectious Variant Makes People Ill Twice As Quickly And Has Been Spotted In At Least 109 People

    02/04/2022 9:18:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/04/22 | Emily Craig
    A new super-mutant HIV strain that makes infected individuals ill twice as fast as current versions of the virus has been detected in the Netherlands. The new mutant — called the VB variant — has infected at least 109 people, according to a study by Oxford University. The strain damages the immune system and weakens a person's ability to fight everyday infections and disease faster than previous versions of the virus. It means those who catch this strain could develop AIDS more quickly. The VB variant also has a viral load between 3.5 and 5.5 times higher than the current...
  • Dutch Truckers Join Canadians in Convoying Against Lockdown Measures

    01/31/2022 4:08:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Telegraaf ^ | 1/31/22
    What they can do in Canada, so can we. That seems to have been thought by a group of Dutch truck drivers and farmers. In protest against the corona measures, they drive their trucks and tractors in a column through Friesland on Sunday. The demonstration is inspired by the so-called Freedom Convoy of about 2700 Canadian truck drivers.
  • Covid: Netherlands to ease restrictions despite rising case numbers

    01/26/2022 8:37:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Jago News ^ | 01/26/2022
    The Dutch government has said it will ease its Covid-19 restrictions, among Europe's toughest, from Wednesday. Dutch hospitality settings, including bars, restaurants and museums, have been shut since 18 December in a bid to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, reports BBC. But despite the restrictions, Covid-19 cases have continued to increase, with some 60,000 now recorded per day. Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference that the country was "taking a risk" in easing the restrictions. Mr Rutte, who has faced growing calls for a relaxation of restrictions in recent weeks amid falling deaths and admissions to...