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Michael van der Galien

April 23, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 3 plus ones
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Fantastic to see how Farage deals with the racisme charge. Read the article below and watch the video. I promise: it's well worth your time.
Dutch eurocritics can learn a lot from Farage. Look at how optimistic and calm he is, despite all the unfair accusations. Simply amazing.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/10778066/Ukip-posters-are-hard-hitting-reflection-of-reality-says-Nigel-Farage-as-party-pledges-to-spend-3m-on-Euro-elections.html

#UKIP   #Farage  

Ukip posters are 'hard-hitting reflection of reality', says Nigel Farage, as party pledges to spend £3m on Euro elections - Telegraph

Nigel Farage has defended a new immigration-centred poster UK Independence Party campaign as 'a hard-hitting reflection of reality' after it was attacked as 'racist' by some of his Labour opponents

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April 20, 2014 3 comments 0 shares 13 plus ones
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Visiting the Netherlands together with the Wife (+Esma Babacan). Including a day trip to Menkemaborg (http://www.menkemaborg.nl/) in Groningen. Was wonderful.

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April 20, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Uit de EU met #Artikel50  

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April 20, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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According to the ruling AK Parti (Justice and Development Party) in Turkey, Twitter is finally 'toeing the line.' Hurriyet Daily News reports:

Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay: “You know that the Telecommunications Directorate (TİB) made a decision [to block Twitter]. Then, we said Twitter would come to Turkey, address us and take our court rulings seriously. Twitter now toes the line."

Although I'd like to declare this idiotic nonsense, the fact of the matter seems to be that, indeed, Twitter has given Erdogan et al. what they want. At least somewhat. That is a major defeat for all those who value social media and the freedom of speech. 

Twitter has to get its act together and explain why it decided to give into Turkey's demands. Even if it isn't as bad as it looks, it still allows the Turkish government to declare victory. Considering the circumstances, that is absolutely unacceptable.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nID=65282&NewsCatID=339

RIGHTS - ‘Twitter now toes the line,’ Deputy PM says after two more accounts withheld

Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay has declared that “Twitter now toes the line,” after the San Francisco-based social media platform began withholding two accounts that are subject to complaints by Turkey’s political authorities

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April 20, 2014 0 comments 5 shares 1 plus ones
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Zometeen komt Alexander Sassen van Elsloo van #Artikel50  langs bij Buitenhof. Hij gaat daar in debat met eurofielen. 

Speelt u de eurofielenbingo mee? Altijd prijs!

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April 11, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Lees dit fantastische interview met Roger Helmer van UKIP, waarin hij uitlegt waarom zijn partij (die van Nigel Farage MEP dus) niet wil samenwerken met de PVV, maar wel met Artikel 50.

Stem op de Nederlandse UKIP, stem op Artikel 50 van Daniel van der Stoep, Alexander Sassen van Elsloo en Yernaz Ramautarsing

http://www.dagelijksestandaard.nl/2014/04/ukip-kiest-voor-afd-en-artikel-50

UKIP kiest voor AfD en Artikel 50 |

Gisteren had ik een interview met UKIP member en MEP Roger Helmer. Het resultaat leest u hier. Op een zonovergoten terras op Het Plein in Den Haag werd het een gesprek over conservatisme, de EU en de rol van het Verenigd Koninkrijk daarbinnen, de euro, de komende verkiezingen en de toekomstige ...

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April 09, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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True that: "Long after these politicians are gone, it’s going to be mid-level people like me who’re going to clean up the mess.”

Interesting read: the argument made is basically that the TR government probably is not behind the chemical attack because ... they're too incompetent foreign policy-wise for something like that.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/04/syria-hersh-allegations-morale-turkey-government.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2yQR78Hdi

Syria allegations sink Turkish government morale - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

A slew of allegations that Turkey may have been seeking to provoke a military intervention in Syria, even if untrue, have depressed morale among Turkish bureaucrats.

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April 08, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Strange documentary on the EU. Yes, crony capitalism is unacceptable, but businesses pushing for 'free trade' and 'less regulation'? Since when is that horrible?

Here's what has to happen:
1. It's fine for big companies to organize themselves and share their ideas with the EU
2. That does not mean, however, that they can have close-knit relationships with MEP's and even members of the European Commission. Meetings where corporate lobbyists and EU-people meet can never be paid for by the former. There can be no financial dependence on each other, in any way whatsoever
3. Free trade and deregulation should continue to be pursued
4. Small companies should also organize themselves and send lobbyists to Brussels
5. All lobbyists have to be registered as such
6. CEO's and such can be asked for advice and their thoughts, but are not allowed to write actual reports for the EC (in name of Europe)

THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS DOCUMENTARY

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April 07, 2014 3 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Holy cat. These AKP people have completely lost it. Turkish deputy PM Arinc says that social media like Twitter have to be blocked because otherwise people can tell and show everybody they had sex with... animals. And slaughtered cats or something.

http://ow.ly/vwUMU

RIGHTS - Cats make a comeback with gov't statement

Another Turkish official has referred to cats while defending an unpopular practice: Blocking Twitter keeps people from killing their cats, argues Deputy PM

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April 07, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Cumhuriyet newspaper: In recent days we suffered cyber attacks, our site blacklisted and our phone lines blocked.

Turkish telecom, it says, has been making notes of users who access the Cumhuriyet site, so beware of clicking.

Via @06JAnk on Twitter.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/58217/_Kara_liste__yetmedi_telefonlari_da_kestiler.html

'Kara liste' yetmedi telefonları da kestiler

Cumhuriyet gazetesinin telefonları iki gündür dışarıdan aramaya kapandı. Geçtiğimiz günlerde cumhuriyet.com.tr'ye düzenlenen siber saldırıyı bahane ederek, okurlarımızı 'kara liste'ye alan Türk Telekom şimdi de hatta bir kopma yaşandığını söylemekle yetiniyor.

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