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Posted by Jaap in The DU Lounge
Fri Oct 05th 2007, 09:35 PM
(reply, off topic)

I really need this daily DU shot so I can start being optimistic again about the US.

It's was difficult for a (socialist - not communist) European (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) like me who was just watching the regular mainstream news media resources (NOT Fox) to not declare all Americans idiots (Sorry!). The war, the School shootings (Gun Laws, NRA, Mr. Alzheimer C. Heston) - Health Care system/situation - Schooling - Death Penalty issues etc. etc.

Please know I'm not saying Europe, or Holland is paradise - we've our (government) problems too!

I love Michael Moore, I'm a big guy (6'6") but I am not ashamed to tell you that I was crying at the end of 'SiCKO' when I saw those 9/11 rescue workers needed to go to Cuba to get proper health care.

But DU is great, I read great stories and replies from great people! I've been many times in the US and I love the country, and now I'm start loving (most of) the people again!

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Posted by Jaap in The DU Lounge
Fri Oct 05th 2007, 03:49 PM

Adam: Eve, yesterday I heard this great joke!

Eve: From whom Adam?

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Posted by Jaap in Artists Group
Thu Oct 04th 2007, 04:00 AM

..37th anniversary of her tragic death



(Click image for official Janis Joplin website)

JANIS JOPLIN
"Summertime"

Summertime, time, time,
Child, the living’s easy.
Fish are jumping out
And the cotton, Lord,
Cotton’s high, Lord, so high.

Your daddy’s rich
And your ma is so good-looking, baby.
She’s looking good now,
Hush, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby,
No, no, no, no, don’t you cry.
Don’t you cry!

One of these mornings
You’re gonna rise, rise up singing,
You’re gonna spread your wings,
Child, and take, take to the sky,
Lord, the sky.

But until that morning
Honey, n-n-nothing’s going to harm you now,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
Don’t you cry,
Cry.


Love you Janis!
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Posted by Jaap in Pets Group
Wed Oct 03rd 2007, 09:35 AM
Nicky, a short hair European (Dutch) cat and her owner, also a short hair European, like to say "Hi" to all here..


(hope the picture is visible, if not - try to click it...)

So: "Hi All !"
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Posted by Jaap in Latest Breaking News
Sat Sep 29th 2007, 08:32 AM
..always angry at Bush.

Even when he breathes he produces too much CO2
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Posted by Jaap in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Sep 29th 2007, 08:23 AM
..the whole world thanks you all! I certainly do!

But first: you need to educate those republicans, start learning them how to count!
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Posted by Jaap in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Sep 27th 2007, 05:07 AM
> This thread is seriously lacking in terms of historical basis for the Holocaust.
> The oversimplicity is quite disturbing.

..because why not just say it all started because Hitler was a homosexual and was bullied by a Jewish boy in school.
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Posted by Jaap in Latest Breaking News
Wed Sep 26th 2007, 09:25 AM
You know, a couple of months ago I was looking on the net for info about the Texas legalized murders and I stumbled upon urbanundergrounds.com. It's a pro death penalty Texas blog and what I saw/see/read still makes me nauseous sometimes. The PRO DP people actually celebrate the executions. For me (I'm from Amsterdam, The Netherlands) it's really hard to understand how this is possible in a civilized country.

Since then I learned about Law of Parties, (you should have seen the comments on Kenneth Foster when his sentence was commuted to life without parole), and I learned about the killing of at least one mentally ill convict.

'Funny' thing is, a guy with a nick 'no2liberals' pointed out this website (Democratic Underground) for making a point (forgot what, ha).

And it came just in time, 'cause I was really loosing faith - I'm so glad I've found DU - and I will continue to discuss my opinion (as a foreigner / alien / euroweenie or whatever they like to call me) with the republican Pro DP Texans on that blog.

Just to let them know...
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Posted by Jaap in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Sep 26th 2007, 08:26 AM
After the first recount...
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Posted by Jaap in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Sep 22nd 2007, 09:02 PM
..so much, I'll send him a free bag of pretzels every week for the rest of hist life..

President Bush this week said that between going to war and raising twins, he'd pick war. His daughters Jenna and Barbara then sent him a big bag of pretzels for the Super Bowl. —Dennis Miller


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Posted by Jaap in Latest Breaking News
Sat Sep 22nd 2007, 01:17 PM
.. here in The Netherlands at the 8 o'clock (CET) news.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for 2008, starting now!
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Posted by Jaap in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Sep 21st 2007, 08:08 AM
.. he choked in his own words..
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