Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Dutch Army Trains without Bullets Due to Shortage

From a confidential email from the head of the Dutch Defense Forces, it has become clear that the Dutch army has a major shortage of ammunition.  When soldiers undergo training they cannot fire their weapons but are forced to shout, “Bang! Bang!” The ammunition shortage has been ongoing for years.  Harm de Boer, a former general, says that afterward the soldiers needs several months to reacquaint themselves to the use of weapons.  The 2015 budget indicates that as soon as additional funds will become available, munitions will be purchased.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cheap Illegal Knock-Offs Cost the Netherlands One Billion Euro Annually

Cheap, illegal knock-offs of brand name clothing, shoes and accessories cost the Netherlands about €1 billion per year. Across Europe, the cost is €26 billion annually. This results from a recent study conducted by the European Office of Brands (OHIM).

Friday, July 31, 2015

Most Asylum Seekers Live Off Welfare

Asylum seekers, to a large extent, live off welfare payments. Seven out of ten Somalians, who were in the past asylum seekers, still receive social welfare, and half of those who have Syrian, Iraqi or Eritrean nationality live off welfare. Among those who are not asylum seekers, the percentage of Turkish and Moroccan Dutchman who live off welfare is very large. On the other hand, Polish immigrants hardly apply for social welfare. All in all, 481,000 received welfare payments in 2014.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wall Street Journal: Netherlands Refuses to Apologize for Collaboration During the Holocaust

The Wall Street Journal has published an article which points out that the Netherlands is the only country which has neither admitted nor apologized for the failure of its war time government, then exiled to London, to express any interest to what was happening to its Jewish citizens under the German occupation. Answers by Prime Minister Rutte to parliamentary questions have made it clear that the country does not want to admit its collaboration with the German regime.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hate-Imam Collects Money for New Mosque in The Hague

There are reports that Muslim institutions in the Hague are collecting money for a mosque to be led by the hate-Imam Fawaz Jneid. Through meetings conducted during the Ramadan holiday, supposedly €400,000 were collected. Until 2012, Fawaz preached in the As-Soenah mosque in the Hague, but the board stopped the collaboration as he conducted Muslim marriages without being preceded by civil marriages. This is illegal according to Dutch law, and Fawaz was found guilty of doing so. He also wished that movie maker Theo van Gogh get an incurable disease. Shortly afterward, Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dutch Exports to Russia Almost Halved

Dutch exports to Russia have dwindled in half. In the first four months of 2015, the Netherlands exported €1.26 million worth of goods and services to Russia, as against €2.07 billion in the same period the previous year. These results were obtained from the Central Bureau of Statistics. In May 2014, Russia announced that it would boycott agricultural products from countries which participate in the sanctions against Russia.