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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #OldNews about Alcohol and Planes

A warning against drunk driving. 6 Sept. 1949. Netherlands.@trouw #OldNews pic.twitter.com/yIFzzXo516 — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) March 23, 2016 Roughly, it says: “Alcohol makes lumps. Whoever is not satisfied, can see it in this photo, which was acquired last night after a driver who was under the influence of liquor, first drove to the gate of […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #OldNews about Alcohol and Planes

Things Are Good: Floating Dam to Capture Waste in the North Sea

The world’s oceans are polluted with massive amounts of waste plastics, so much so that we’ve had to name a grouping of plastic waste because it’s so large. There are many ways to reduce our use of plastics and our production of waste (hint: don’t buy so many things); we still need to deal with […]

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Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney sails close to the wind on Anti-Terrorism Act at picnic visit

PHOTOS: Liberal candidate Adam Vaughan’s photo of the Kurdish Peace and Cultural Festival in Toronto Saturday, with an image of PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan visible in the background. (Grabbed from Twitter.) Below: Defence Minister Jason Kenney, who bragged about being at the event, and Mr. Vaughan. Jason Kenney, who notwithstanding the dissolution of the House . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney sails close to the wind on Anti-Terrorism Act at picnic visit

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Dutch climate court win – What does it mean for Canada?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Earlier this week (June 24th) a Dutch court ordered the Dutch government to ramp up its climate change plans – to achieve at least a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions relative to 1990 levels by the end of 2020. It’s an incredible win – one that is . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Dutch climate court win – What does it mean for Canada?

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Dutch judicial lessons for Canada

Friday, June 26, 2015

In the recent Dutch court decision ordering the Dutch government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% (relative to 1990 levels) by 2020, the court made some specific findings that might be relevant to Canada and the Canadian government. Here's 5 of the most Canada-relevant findings from that . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Dutch judicial lessons for Canada

LeDaro: WWII bomb detonated on Dutch beach by disposal unit

The unexploded English 500 pound bomb from World War II was discovered during excavation work by the Dutch natural gas infrastructure and transportation company, Gasunie, between Gouda and Zoetermeer.

The Dutch Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit explodes a bomb on the beach in Wannenaar, The Netherlands, July 13, 2013.

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The Canadian Progressive: Extreme Energy development is a risk for investment and the planet, Indigenous delegates tell Royal Dutch Shell shareholders

By: Polaris Institute | Press Release: Tuesday May 21st, The Hague, Netherlands – Today members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and the Native Village of Point Hope, Alaska attended the Royal Dutch Shell AGM to confront the Chairman and Board over Shell’s decision to pursue highly risky ‘extreme energy’ projects without adequate consultation . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Extreme Energy development is a risk for investment and the planet, Indigenous delegates tell Royal Dutch Shell shareholders

Things Are Good: Earthships Taking Off in the Netherlands

Earthships are a type of house that are built using reused materials to construct a structure that is sustainable. Often the earthships are off the gird and can function autonomously from external systems. In the Netherlands, these types of buildings are growing in popularity.

Earthships use dirt- and sand-filled tires to create insulated, fire-resistant . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Earthships Taking Off in the Netherlands

The Canadian Progressive: Netherlands Quakers & Mennonites Support Chief Spence and #IdleNoMore (PHOTO)

Netherlands Quakers & Mennonites sent their message of support and solidarity to hunger striker Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence and the phenomenal #IdleNoMore grassroots movement for Aboriginal rights and sovereignty: Photo via Facebook RELATED: Chief Spence says Harper government has encouraged “segregation” PETITION: British Crown Must Honour Canada-First Nations Treaties, Revoke Bill C-45, And . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Netherlands Quakers & Mennonites Support Chief Spence and #IdleNoMore (PHOTO)

Dutch election aftermath: it’s pretty much all good

Dutch election yesterday, with preliminary results as follows, via Parties and Elections in Europe:

Party – Preliminary results (99,5%) – Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2012 Seats 2010 Seats Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD) People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy Conservative liberalism ELDR, LI 1948 26,5% 41 20,4% 31 Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) Labour Party . . . → Read More: Dutch election aftermath: it’s pretty much all good

The Disaffected Lib: Dutch Bail on F-35

It was close – 77 to 71 – but it was enough for the Dutch parliament to cancel their planned purchase of 80 F-35 stealth light attack bombers.

Lockheed is trying to put the best face on the setback, saying the Dutch could always change their minds – and votes – and hop back into . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Dutch Bail on F-35

Dutch polls: not quite diseased

Just when you thought I had successfully limited my international political obsessions to Malta, Ireland, and New Zealand, I remembered my interest in Dutch politics.

Way back when (by which I mean 2006), I spent six weeks on contract in the Netherlands during the lead-up to the 2006 election, and it was way too cool . . . → Read More: Dutch polls: not quite diseased