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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    We could, but would we?
    No. We'd call it socialism and bitch about being oppressed.

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    Wasn't it the Dutch that overthrew, Killed and cooked their prime minister? Imagine the attitude of our politicians if that was even a remote possibility.


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    Killing and cooking is OK with me, but I doubt I'd be keen on eating rats and eels.
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    All you need to know about us Frisians
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi8Ki3HOf8Y
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    telling the truth about them." - Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
    Im not liberal/conservative, Im anti-idiotarian.
    At some point in the last 20 years, the left moved to the center, and the right moved into a mental institution

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    Quote Originally Posted by WZ7U View Post
    We could, but would we?
    When I lived in Germany may Americans, being the ugly slobs we are, would say things like "Germany is really nice and organized it'd be really nice if it weren't for the people".

    If Americans ran Germany or any other country in Europe it would be just as messed up as America. I'm glad Americans don't run Europe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PA5COR View Post
    All you need to know about us Frisians
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi8Ki3HOf8Y
    Thanks for the video, Cor. I think many of us, myself anyway, had more of this in mind. But you did say Frisians. This is more Amsterdam-ish.
    However, I did learn a good bit from your video.


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    I'm Frisian by birth, though born in the Hague where my dad was policeman.
    AT the ripe age of 10 we moved to Sneek where i still live after a few other places in the past.
    Own language, the only other language recognized as such.
    Dutch are direct as we are, not always appreciated, Frisian language comes close to English, lots of Dutch over the centuries moved to the UK/USA.

    i already seen the video about Amsterdam, good one as well.
    WE used to rule the world long time back, luckily we learned our place in history.
    We are one of the most spending people per head of population in gifts or good causes as well.
    All Dutch feel connected in a way through our constant battle with the sea, and realizing that as then working together is better as being egoistic.
    One reason we never understood the patriotic flag waving USA peeps, but turning around ripping everyone off for their own benefit.
    Our social democracy is based for the people, not corporations and working together to let every citizen have a decent life.

    AS dutch we are the 3rd largest investor in the USA, our pension plans hold 1.5 trillion Euro's in funds to pay out our extra pensions next to the state pension everyone gets.
    Just the state pension and subsidizing rents and healthcare is enough to live on decently.
    Not having the worry healthcare costs put you on the street.
    Nor getting without work you will lose anything how long unemployment might last.

    Ah, and we dont pick flaming idiots as prime minister or president either.
    "If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop
    telling the truth about them." - Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
    Im not liberal/conservative, Im anti-idiotarian.
    At some point in the last 20 years, the left moved to the center, and the right moved into a mental institution

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    See my recent post with regard to flaming idiots.

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