Monday, October 20, 2014

The Guidelines for Asbestos-Removal Companies Are Inadequate


The guidelines for asbestos-removal companies are inadequate.  Companies which lose their license because they do not respect these guidelines can easily create a new corporate entity and receive a new license.  The authorities cannot do anything about this.  These facts were obtained from internal emails from the Ministry for Social Affairs.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

One-Third of Police Staff Aggressed


Almost one-third of police employees were either threatened or assaulted by civilians during work hours.  Outside of the workplace, this was the case for 14% of police employees.  These results are from research done among 3,000 employees by the Police Academy.  Another study showed that one out of five policemen who are involved in maintaining order and answering calls for emergency help are met with threats and violence after work hours.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Many Murderers Escape Punishment

Forensic experts and pathologists say that murderers in the Netherlands increasingly escape punishment. This results from the fact that after suspicious deaths far too little forensic research is being done. Last year the number of autopsies was halved. Pathologist Frank van de Gool says that every year 5 000 people die from non-natural causes including traffic accidents. The number of annual autopsies is barely 300.
www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/23213475/___Moordenaars_gaan_vrijuit___.html

Friday, October 17, 2014

European Commission Wants Penalty of Netherlands Concerning Laboratory Animals

The European Commission wants to impose a penalty of 51.156 Euro per day on the Netherlands as the Netherlands has not yet converted the European rules of treatment of laboratory animals into national legislation. It will bring The Netherlands before the European Court on this issue. The national legislation should have been adopted by November 2012. With its rules the European Commission wants to diminish the use of laboratory animals as much as possible.   

www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1012/Nederland/article/detail/3770251/2014/10/16/Megaboete-dreigt-door-slechte-zorg-voor-proefdieren.dhtml

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In 1977 Minister of Justice ordered Execution of Train Hijackers

In 1977 a Dutch train was hijacked by people from the South Moluccas. A policeman has now declared that then Minister of Justice Dries van Agt (Christian Democrat) had ordered that the hijackers “should not leave the train alive.” When Dutch marines stormed the train six hijackers and two hostages were killed.

www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/10/15/van-agt-gaf-toch-opdracht-tot-de-executie-van-molukse-treinkapers-in-1977/


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Parliamentary Commission: Government Fails on Computerization

A parliamentary commission headed by Tom Elias (Liberals) has concluded that the government is often unable to control computerization projects. This concerns the costs, execution on time and the final results. Much money is invested in failing projects. An earlier estimate by the expert Professor Mulder indicated that the government wastes every year 4 to 5 billion Euro on failing computerization projects.
www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/23202661/___Rijk_blundert_met_ICT___.html


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Non-Western Immigrants Account for 2/3 of anti-Semitic incidents

According to Esther Voet, director of the Dutch Israel defense organization CIDI, in the summer of 2014 the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported was equal to the year number of incidents in the year 2011-2012. She estimates that 2/3 of these are caused by non-Western immigrants or their descendants. [Comment: this is a euphemistic way for saying people originating in Muslim countries. They represent about 7% of the population]. Voet says that social media has played an essential role in the incitement against Israel. She was herself the victim of incitement and can no longer keep track of all the insults on Facebook and Twitter against her.