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Lol, I only just noticed that they got the Dutch flag on Wilders' tie upside down.
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I suspect the feeling is not 100% mutual.
Canada has a lot of 'little man syndrome'. Some of it's irrational, some of it's due to the fact that a minor domestic policy change in the USA can alter Canada's entire economy.
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An Australian Children's-Book Author's U.S. Customs Ordeal - The New Yorker

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Old 03-01-2017, 08:28 PM
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Toy company Lego to produce Women of Nasa set - BBC News

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I clearly need that because the only name I recognised was Sally Ride, although on reading up* I recall Margaret Hamilton's presidential medal, the release of Hidden Figures, and something about the Hubble Telescope which must have mentioned Nancy Roman.

* For your benefit: Margaret Hamilton (scientist) - Katherine Johnson - Sally Ride - Nancy Roman - Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison's been in Star Trek!
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I wish we had people here who were as honest about this country on tv...

In last monologue, Israeli comedy show host implores Israelis to wake up and smell the apartheid - Israel News - Haaretz.com


Although it is his last monologue, so they won't anymore either.
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Kurdish-led SDF to handover huge section of territory to SAA

Syrian Arab Army that is, creating a bufferzone between the Turkish invaders and the Kurds.
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Also they re-recaptured Palmyra: Syrian army announces recapture of Palmyra from Islamic State

The video on the page is by al-I'lam al-Harbi, Hezbollah's war correspondents.
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Heavy clashes broke out between Kurdish forces on Friday morning after 500 Syrian Kurdish Rojava Peshmergas entered the Yezidi town of Khanasor, which is dominated by the PKK-affiliated Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS).

Local Yezidis told ARA News that both groups should fight ISIS, and not each other.
Yezidis call on Kurdish parties to fight ISIS, not each other - ARA News

This is in Iraq, btw. Syrian Kurds of an anti-PKK militia who aren't allowed back into Syria by the YPG militia.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:01 AM
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Not sure where else to put this.

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For those who were not aware, ISIS is another of the many enemies of the Palestinians...

» ISIS Executes Four Palestinian Refugees, Orders Execution Of Anyone Who Raises Palestinian Flag – IMEMC News
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Schoolchildren give goldfish Freddy and Bubbles Viking funeral | Metro News

This is pretty metal.
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I see a link there to an article I saw before:


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Two boys get their hair cut so they can could confuse their teacher | Metro News
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The idea that children don't see colour of skin is comprehensively DESTROYED by the following anecdotal single data point:
When Little Miss JoeP was at pre-school in Johannesburg, she once asked her mother "Why is Mandla's daddy brown?"
It's only other kids' colours they don't see. :professor:
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Also the kid on the left has a mole, dur.
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Syrian army capture Aleppo water station | SBS News
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A Syrian military source had said earlier on Tuesday that the army had advanced to areas "very close" to both.

Aleppo's main water supply has been cut off for nearly two months, and the city's residents now rely mainly on ground wells or water purchased from private vendors.
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I just got my candidate list for the elections for the Second Chamber of Parliament, which is like the House of Commons in the UK. There's 26 parties on it :blank:

Many of those parties have no seats right now, some have never participated in any election before, but that doesn't stop them from having a list of dozens of candidates. It's a strange phenomenon.

Some have celebrities like writers or actors on those lists, like the Party for the Animals and the new Artikel1 which is named after the article in the Dutch constitution wich bans discrimination.

I've narrowed it down to about 3 or 4 possible parties, but I am undecided. Een zwevende kiezer in Dutch, zweven means to float in the air. Not sure where you will land in election terms.
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Een zwevende kiezer in Dutch, zweven means to float in the air. Not sure where you will land in election terms.
At first I thought you meant this was the platform of one of the parties.

And I was all, oh cool, the Netherlands has yogic flying party too.
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Poachers break into Paris zoo, shoot rhino dead and steal its horn | The Independent
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Een zwevende kiezer in Dutch, zweven means to float in the air. Not sure where you will land in election terms.
At first I thought you meant this was the platform of one of the parties.

And I was all, oh cool, the Netherlands has yogic flying party too.
They're not on the list this time, but they have been before.
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Good grief - the polls predict Wilders to end up as the second biggest party?

FFS. Lets just open up the dikes and let whatever is left of the Netherlands join Germany and Belgium.
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wow I just read the PVV political program. This does not take long. It is about 300 words long. Among other gems, it includes a ban on the qu'ran, enforced closure of all mosques, and the preventive incarceration of Muslim radicals.

Also, no more money for international aid. Or windmills. Or art. Or "innovation". And other unspecified stuff.

Oh hey! Also Nexit.

How the hell is anyone who can read fooled by this shit?
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I have the sneaking suspicion that most prospective PVV voters don't bother with this "reading" thing. After all, that's what the left-wing elite would want them to do.
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