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Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland. 27-28 February, 2014 (NOS/Klaas Smit)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)




Google: Fijne Koninginnedag 2012 gewenst ! (30 Apr 2012)

Netherlands turns orange for first ever 'King's Day'

Netherlands turns orange for first ever 'King's Day'
Google: Fijne eerste koningsdag ! (26 Apr 2014)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Seventh flight with six MH17 victims’ coffins arrives in Eindhoven

DutchNews.nl, November 28, 2014 

Six more coffins containing the remains of people killed in the MH17 crash in July arrived back in the Netherlands on Friday afternoon.

Prime minister Mark Rutte and several other ministers were at Eindhoven airport to receive the coffins in the same solemn ceremony as at six previous events. The coffins were then taken in a slow procession to Hilversum where the remains will be identified by forensic experts.

Before leaving The Hague for Eindhoven, Rutte said the country was united in mourning. ‘The Netherlands has shown in an extraordinary way that we are in sympathy with everyone who has been affected by this terrible disaster,’ he said. 

Friday’s ceremony was the seventh and possibly last time that human remains will be repatriated from Ukraine, where the Malaysian airways plane came down, after being hit by a missile. 

All 298 people on board were killed, most of whom were Dutch. Nine of the victims have still not been identified.

No need for Turkey to apologise about racism claims, says Dutch PM

DutchNews.nl, 28 November 2014

There is no need for Turkey to apologise about any criticism of the Dutch integration debate, prime minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.

Speaking after the weekly cabinet meeting, Rutte said it had been made clear to Turkey that it has no role to play in the Netherlands.

‘They said [the criticism] was not directed at [the government] so apologies are not necessary,’ Rutte said. The Netherlands has made it clear that it decides its own policies and has ‘no interest in advice from Turkey,’ Rutte continued.

Turkey has since said that apparent accusations of racism and discrimination against Dutch Turks were not aimed at the government.

Foreign minister Bert Koenders also said he had made the Dutch position clear to his Turkish counterpart. ‘I have explained that the Dutch government does not want any interference in the democratic integration debate in the Netherlands,’ he said.

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Groningen home owners to go to court over quake damage

DutchNews.nl, November 28, 2014

Some 700 home owners and 12 housing corporations in Groningen are calling on the gas extraction company NAM to compensate them for the loss in value of their homes because of the earthquake risk.

In total, they say, 100,000 homes have lost value because of the quakes which are caused by the ground settling after gas extraction.

They say the compensation should be paid immediately rather than when their homes are sold and have joined a foundation formed last year to take legal action against NAM. NAM is a 50:50 joint venture between Shell and ExxonMobil.

The foundation, known as WAG, expects the case will come to court next spring.

At the end of October NAM offered 24 home owners compensation for the loss in value after selling their homes, but this amounted to just 1% to 5% of the sales price. WAG says the offer is ‘unbelievably low’ and represents just a fraction of the true reduction in value.

WAG claims house prices in the area affected by the quakes have slumped by 25%. 

Cutbacks 

The government in January agreed cut back gas extraction from below Groningen province, following mounting concern about the risk of earthquakes.

In the area around the village of Loppersum, one of the worst affected areas, gas production will be slashed by 80% for the next three years.

Total production, which reached almost 53 billion cubic metres last year, will be cut back around 20% to 42.5 billion cubic metres this year and in 2015, and reduced again to 40 billion cubic metres in 2016. This will cost the government €3.5bn in lost revenues.

Rotterdam to tackle air pollution, ban old cars from city centre

DutchNews.nl, November 28, 2014

Rotterdam council plans to improve the city’s air quality and has drawn up a €12m package of measures which locals will be asked to approve, Dutch media report on Friday.

The plans include getting rid of polluting cars and slashing pollution levels. In addition, the council’s own fleet of vehicles will be overhauled to reduce its pollution rate by 25%. 

The council is also considering financially rewarding owners to get rid of polluting cars. In addition it suggests that no more parking permits will be given for diesel vehicles built before 2005 and petrol-driver cars predating 1992.

More charging stations will be built for electric vehicles and there will be better bike facilities. 

The council also wants to ban lorries from the ‘s Gravendijkwal, currently the city’s most polluted road and a major highway that leads to the Maas tunnel. Transport organisations have already criticised the lorry ban proposal, saying it will force freight firms to use longer, more expansive routes, the Financieele Dagblad reported.

Research shows Rotterdammers live three years less than the average Dutch national, which is partly due to road pollution.

Utrecht and Amsterdam have already taken steps to reduce the number of polluting cars in their city centres.

Dutch women’s football team to debut at World Cup in Canada

DutchNews.nl, November 28, 2014

The Dutch women’s football team will take part in their first ever World Cup after a 2-1 away win over Italy on Thursday night.

18-year-old striker Vivianne Miedema, who is signed to Bayern Munich, scored both Dutch goals. The Italian point was an own goal from Stephanie van der Gragt.

The World Cup takes place in Canada from June 6 to July 5 and will be played on artificial turf.

Titles

Football is an increasingly popular sport among Dutch women and girls and some 136,000 are now members of Dutch clubs. In 2001, the figure was 67,000.

In 2009 the Dutch women qualified for the European Championships for the first time and reached the semi-finals. This July, the Dutch under-19 women’s team won the European title.

Japan are the current women’s World Cup title holders. Germany won the two preceding events.

Match report

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pedigree dog health and welfare in spotlight, breeders pledge action

DutchNews.nl, November 27, 2014

The Dutch dog breeders’ association is taking steps to improve the health of pedigree dogs, in particular by ensuring they don’t have problems because of their extreme appearance, broadcaster Nos says on Thursday.

Vets will be present at all dog shows from 2016 and will make their own judgements about ‘best of breed’, alongside the judges, Nos says. The aim is to have eradicated health problems caused by physical deformities such as very flat noses and multiple skin folds by 2024.

The association’s plan, entitled Fairfok, or ‘fair breeding’, was presented to junior economic affairs minister Sharon Dijksma on Thursday.

From 2018, pedigree dog family trees will be able to apply for Fairfok approval, which shows the breeding has taken place with appropriate consideration for the behaviour, health and welfare of both the parents and puppies.

There are between 1.5 million and 1.8 million dogs in the Netherlands, of which around 500,000 are pedigrees.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dutch foreign minister talks to Turkey after racism claim row

DutchNews.nl, November 26, 2014

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders had a 30 minute phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart about claims that the Netherlands discriminates against Dutch Turkish citizens on Wednesday night.

News agency ANP reports that Koenders expressed the Netherlands’ grave concern about the reports in a Turkish newspaper, and widely reported in the Dutch press.

‘Direct interference by a foreign power in a democratic debate in the Netherlands is inappropriate,’ Koenders is quoted as saying, pointing to the need for open dialogue about complicated subjects such as integration.

Distance

According to ANP, Koenders said Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had distanced himself from the criticism. ‘Çavuşoğlu underlined the importance of the integration of Turkish Dutch nationals and the importance of learning the language,’ Koenders is quoted as saying. ‘We have decided to meet and discuss our mutual concerns in the near future.’

The racism claims were made in a letter which has reportedly been sent by the Turkish foreign ministry to the Dutch parliament and was quoted in Turkish newspaper Hürriyet.

In the letter, the minister says the initiatives and statements made by the Dutch government could damage bilateral relations between the two countries.

The letter follows the publication of a Dutch government report which paints a negative picture of Turkish organisations in the Netherlands, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday.

That report led social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher to call for close monitoring of four Turkish organisations in the Netherlands which he said may be hindering integration.

Jihadis

In addition, Turkey is said to be angry about a report which said 80% of Turkish youngsters in the Netherlands support jihadist movements. That report has since been heavily criticised by experts.

According to Hürriyet, the letter states that ‘aggressive and racist accusations against Turks who are part of Dutch society and against a friendly ally are unacceptable.’ ‘We do not understand why these racist attacks… have recently appeared on the agenda.’

Asscher used Twitter to brand the comments, if accurate, as ‘uninformed, inaccurate and inappropriate.’ ‘Integration policy is focused on participation and involvement, and that means everyone in the Netherlands,’ the minister said.

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University research? Let the people decide

DutchNews.nl, November 26, 2014

The man in the street should be given more say in deciding what subjects university researchers look into, according to education minister Jet Bussemaker and her junior minister Sander Dekker.

Suggestions for research topics could include ‘growing older healthily’ and ‘big data’, the NRC reports.

The ministers make the case for people power in the choice of research subjects in their Science Vision 2025, with a ‘limited number of social themes’ being selected next year. 

Currently the business sector has a major say in scientific research, but the ministers now want people to have a voice because research should be useful to society in general.

According to Bussemaker and Dekker, the growing involvement of both business and society in scientific research makes for a quicker exchange of knowledge, something which is essential if the Netherlands is to flourish in the international knowledge society.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dutch actress wins International Emmy Award

DutchNews.nl, November 25, 2014

Dutch comedienne and actress Bianca Krijgsman was awarded an International Emmy Award in New York on Monday evening.

The 46-year-old won in the best actress category for her role in De nieuwe wereld (The new world), a television film from 2013 about the life of asylum seekers in the Netherlands.

According to the NRC, Krijgsman had not prepared a speech because she was convinced she would not win and was genuinely surprised to hear her name announced. ‘I do not understand,’ she said. ‘I was not going to win,’ the NRC quotes her as saying.

Her fellow nominees included English actress Olivia Colman for her role in the thriller Broadchurch.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spanish police arrest several priests in pedophilia inquiry

Spanish authorities have arrested four Catholic priests accused of child abuse in the southern city of Granada. The country's Interior Ministry says investigations into the case began "some time ago."

Deutsche Welle, 24 Nov 2014


The arrests came a week after a 24-year-old man wrote to the Vatican alleging a number of priests sexually abused him when he was an altar boy in a Granada church. Media reports claim that Pope Francis ordered an inquiry into the allegations and had personally called the man in August to apologize on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church.

"Police this morning arrested four priests implicated in this affair," Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told reporters on Monday, adding that he could not divulge more details because of the nature of the case.

Francisco Javier Martinez, the Archbishop of Granada, removed several priests from their duties last week and initiated the church's own probe.

News agency AFP reported last week that Spanish officials had launched an investigation involving 12 people.

Pope Francis has pledged a zero-tolerance towards child abuse scandals related to the church since he took over from Pope Benedict XVI last year.

On Sunday, Granada's archbishop and six other priests prostrated themselves in front of the altar as a gesture to seek pardon for alleged sexual abuse.

Dutch privacy watchdog to get more powers to hand out fines

DutchNews.nl, November 24, 2014

The Dutch privacy watchdog CBP is to be given greater powers to hand out fines, ministers said in a briefing to MPs on Monday.

Once MPs have approved the changes, the CBP will be able to fine companies which wrongly process private information, keep information longer than legally allowed and which fail to have proper security systems in place.

The CBP can currently only fine government organisations and companies which don’t inform people that their personal details are being processed.

The changes mean the CBP can ‘act more effectively against government bodies and companies which are careless with citizen’s private information,’ the ministers said.

The maximum fine the CBP can hand out is €810,000, to companies which ‘deliberately and repeatedly’ break privacy rules.

Dutch club in Sweden changes Zwarte Piet plans after protests

DutchNews.nl, November 24, 2014

A Dutch club in Stockholm which holds a Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet party for expat children every year has changed the plan following protests from Sweden’s Afro-Swedish National Association.

The association wrote to the Dutch embassy in Stockholm earlier the month, outlining its objections to the planned event, The Local reported on Monday.

Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet had been due to arrive at the embassy following a public  boat ride.

‘We respect the feelings and opinions of different groups…and will not portray Piet as a black painted helper anymore,’ The Local quoted the club as saying.

‘He will look a little different, maybe have a different colour on the face. I do not really know. It is difficult to change the celebration entirely,’ Frank Schipper, a spokesman for the embassy told the website.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dutch blood company Sanquin ‘taking too many risks with US adventure’

DutchNews.nl, November 23, 2014

Dutch blood company Sanquin is taking great risks with its efforts to move into the American market, the Volkskrant said in a major investigation at the weekend.

Sanquin is a privately held foundation which has a monopoly on blood supplies in the Netherlands and which hopes to process blood for the US market as part of its international expansion. However, it has run into trouble getting approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, the paper said.

FDA inspectors have recently been in the Netherlands to check out the company’s operations. Two previous visit resulted in reprimands for the Dutch company and a third official warning will have major implications because of the US policy of ‘three strikes and you are out’, the Volkskrant said.

Sanquin is responsible for collecting blood from donors in the Netherlands and supplying blood products to hospitals. The company hit the headlines earlier because of the large pay packets and bonuses it paid to some board members.

There is also pressure on the foundation to divide its activities into two, separating its public function from its commercial activities. Many donors have expressed concerns that blood they give free of charge is being used for commercial ends.

The company has made major investments in recent years in order to expand its medicine production capacity, resulting in the deal to process plasma for the US market.

However, it is clear the company needs to clarify its structure so that the public and commercial arms do not conflict with each other, the Volkskrant said in an editorial.

MH17 wreckage collected, Ukraine crash site now cleared

DutchNews.nl, November 23, 2014

Rescue workers have completed their mission to salvage the major parts of Malaysian Airways flight MH17, brought down in eastern Ukraine in July by a missile.

The Dutch-led team has collected 650 cubic metres of wreckage, plus human remains and personal possessions during their work at the site of the crash. This will now be brought to the Netherlands for investigation, although how this will happen is not yet clear, the NRC said.

‘The mission passed off extremely well,’ a team leader told reporters. ‘Every day we had to content with shooting or other incidents,’ he said. ‘If something had happened in the city, then the local staff could not help us and we could not go to the crash site.’

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Netherlands Leads Way in Battle Against Sex Slavery, Trafficking

There were 1,437 potential victims of trafficking in 2013, compare to 1,711 in 2012

Jakarta Globe, Katie Nguyen, Nov 22, 2014

A demonstration against human trafficking in Bandun, West Java in this file photo.
the Netherlands is helping victims of human trafficking. (JG Photo/Rezza Estily)

Amsterdam. Marie’s eyes lower and her voice softens to a whisper when she describes being pimped by the man who asked her to be his girlfriend just a week before.

The Nigerian man had picked her up from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris when she arrived from her native Benin. She was given his number by a broker who promised to help with a flight out of the West African country and a new life abroad.

“He said his friend wanted to go out with me. I said, ‘How is this possible? I’m your girlfriend’. But he told me there was no problem, that this man had lots of money,” Marie recalls during in an interview in a shelter.

She was taken to a club that night and when she went home with her boyfriend’s friend, there were two other men waiting for her. All three had sex with her until dawn, she said.

And so began months of captivity and sexual exploitation.

“He kept me in his house and every day and every night, he brought men to sleep with me. He also took me to the houses of other men,” said Marie, in her 20s, who asked not to use her real name.

This continued in Amsterdam where Marie’s pimp took her next. She worked in a private house away from the city’s neon-lit red light district where prostitution is legal and sex workers tout their services from windows, clubs, and peep shows.

But it ended when he left her alone one day for a phone call. Marie made a dash for the street and a passing police car.

Within hours, she was placed in one of the Netherlands’ three specialized shelters for victims of trafficking, an airy building with colored murals on the walls, to begin a 90-day “reflection and recovery” period offered to trafficking victims.

When it comes to tackling modern day slavery, the Netherlands is the world leader, according to the Walk Free Foundation, an Australian human rights group which on Monday ranked it first of 167 nations by their response to the problem.

The Netherlands was awarded an “AA rating” and high scores for its victim assistance and criminal justice response.

Eyes in the community

The Amsterdams Coordinatiepunt Mensenhandel (ACM) shelter, run by the local HVO-Querido Foundation, was opened in 2007 and helps around 200 trafficking victims a year.

Since arriving there, Marie has received counseling, legal aid, language lessons, a weekly allowance of 50 euros ($62) and the services of a dedicated social worker as part of the package of welfare benefits entitled to her under the scheme.

In 2013, the country registered 1,437 potential victims of trafficking from 1,711 in 2012. About a third were Dutch, 13 percent Romanian, 12 percent Hungarian, nine percent Bulgarian.

Of the total, 945 were possible victims of sex trafficking.

Official figures show between 2009 and 2013, the average conviction rate of perpetrators rose to over 70 percent from 50 percent to 60 percent in the period 2007 to 2011.

The Netherlands legalized voluntary prostitution in 2000 to bring it out of the shadows despite critics and some academics saying this would lead to more trafficking.

But Walk Free found legalizing prostitution combined with tighter anti-trafficking regulations had been effective.

Experts credit the use of specialized police units, prosecutors, judges and courts as one of the strengths of the Dutch response to human trafficking, a crime that is often so complex its definition is the longest in the penal code.

“Where there are specialized prosecutors – and I’ve seen this all over Europe – then the number of convictions start going up,” said Jan van Dijk, professor at the University of Tilburg and a member of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (Greta) of the Council of Europe, a human rights watchdog.

“Without specialized prosecutors there is no chance. Even better if you have judges who understand … this crime.”

Another defining feature of the Dutch approach is the appointment of an independent national rapporteur on human trafficking to keep an eye on the problem.

“If you don’t want to see trafficking around the corner, it’s not there. Only if you proactively search for it, will you find it,” Rapporteur Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview. “Victims do not always come forward, so you have to have eyes in the community.”

Often those eyes belong to local government officials, housing and tax inspectors and staff at the chamber of commerce, where prostitutes must register to be able to legally work, who are all trained to spot irregularities in their stories.

“Criminals are inventive and they use people to sell services whether it’s for organ harvesting, labor, sex, begging, stealing,” Dettmeijer-Vermeulen said. “[We must] be as inventive as they are, more so.”

Hope of a normal life

Despite these measures, experts say the Netherlands could do more to tackle child trafficking, forced labor outside the sex trade and ensure companies keep supply chains free of slavery.

“Trafficking for sexual exploitation has been a very strong focus … but some would say this has been to the detriment of a focus on forced labor in other sectors,” said Fiona David, head of global research at Walk Free Foundation.

Policing private houses like the one Marie worked in, and encouraging victims to come forward are challenges.

“In most of the countries they come from, they don’t have trust in the police, so that’s a big problem,” said one police officer, who requested anonymity.

Once during a routine inspection in the red light district, he met a young woman who was visibly distressed.

“You ask her a few questions and she starts crying. She doesn’t want to talk to you but you see the misery. You give her your telephone number and your card and explain all the ways you can help her, and she just cries,” he said.

“The next day she’s gone. Nobody knows where she is.”

But for Marie, speaking to the police gave her freedom.

“I want to live a normal life like other people, and not live under the control of someone else. With the things I’ve learned here in the shelter, I think I can stand on my own two feet,” she said.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dutch bring 120 tonnes of gold back to Amsterdam from New York

DutchNews.nl, November 21, 2014

The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large part of the national gold reserves being held in a secure depot in New York back to Amsterdam.

In total, 120 tonnes of gold valued at €4bn has been brought back to the Netherlands by ship, Nos television said.

The high security reparations for the move took months.

The central bank decided to bring some of its gold reserves back to the Netherlands to ensure a better spread, the bank said in a statement.

In addition, the bank hopes to boost consumer confidence by showing there is enough gold in the Netherlands to take the country through a new economic crisis.

Now 31% of the Dutch gold reserves are in Amsterdam, the same percentage as in New York. The rest is in Ottowa and London.

The Netherlands has 612 tonnes of gold – worth €19bn at current gold prices, Nos said.

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The Dutch army failed to properly investigate Iraqi shooting, EU court says

DutchNews.nl, November 20, 2014

The Netherlands failed to carry out a proper investigation into the fatal shooting of an Iraqi man during the 2004 multi-nation occupation, the European Court of Human Rights said on Thursday.

The court ruled the Netherlands had violated Article 2 of the treaty ‘(right to life) because of ‘the failure of the Netherlands authorities to carry out an effective investigation into the death’ of Azhar Sabah Jaloud.

The investigation had been characterised by serious shortcomings, which had made it ineffective, the court said in its ruling.

In particular, records of key witness statements had not been submitted to the judicial authorities; no precautions against collusion had been taken before questioning the Netherlands Army officer who had fired at the car carrying the victim; and the autopsy of the victim’s body had been inadequate, the court said.

The shooting took place on December 21, 2004 when Iraq was under the control of a coalition of different armies led by the US.

Jaloud was in a black Mercedes car which approached a checkpoint manned by Dutch soldiers and hit an oil barrel in the road, placed there to stop traffic.

One Dutch soldier, named as Lieutenant A, shot 28 times at the car after which the driver stopped. Jaloud was in the front seat and was hit several times. He died shortly afterwards. 

Friendly fire

The Dutch authorities originally told Jaloud’s family the soldier had mistakenly reacted to friendly fire from the other side of the road, a position upheld by a military court.

His father then took the case to Europe, alleging the investigation into his son’s death had ‘neither been sufficiently independent nor effective.’­­­ 

The court ordered the Netherlands to pay Jaloud €25,000 in damages plus court costs.

Bird flu found on a second Dutch poultry farm, movement ban reimposed

DutchNews.nl, November 20, 2014

A second Dutch poultry farm has been found to be infected with avian flu, junior economic affairs minister Sharon Dijksma confirmed on Thursday.

The outbreak is at a farm in Ter Aar, some 25 kilometres from Hekendorp where the first case was identified last weekend. All 43,000 chickens on the farm will be destroyed and a nationwide ban on the movement of all eggs, poultry and poultry manure has been introduced for a three-day period.

In addition, farms which have mixed livestock, including poultry, have been stopped from moving their animals and all city farms have been closed for three days, Dijksma said. 

Dijksma said the avian flu in Ter Aar is the highly infectious H5 variant but that she will not know until tomorrow at the earliest if it is the same type as found in Hekendorp. 

Four other nearby farms are also being investigated for signs of the disease.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Top Dutch speed skaters want EU to act on Ice Derby ban

DutchNews.nl, November 19, 2014

Some of the Netherlands top speed skaters, including world and Olympic champions Ireen Wust and Sven Kramer, are campaigning to be allowed to take part in a lucrative event in Dubai.

The international skating union ISU has banned skaters from taking part in the Ice Derby, in which long and short-track specialists will race against each other on a 220 metre track. 

‘This event takes place outside the traditional season, is a lucrative event for skaters and officials and uses a completely different format to the the ISU’s ‘patented’ races,’ the skater say in an open letter to the European Commission.

‘In short, there is no reason to threaten anyone who takes part with a life-long ban,’ the skaters say. The letter is published in Wednesday’s Volkskrant.

The letter focuses on European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The skaters say the ISU’s action conflicts with European competition rules which ‘guarantee and protect’ the rights of European citizens, workers and athletes.

Foreign ebola doctors to come to the Netherlands for health checks

DutchNews.nl, November 18, 2014

The Dutch branch of medical charity Doctors without Borders is offering foreign doctors and nurses who have been working with ebola patients a temporary stay in the Netherlands to ensure they are not infected.

The offer concerns medical staff who come from places where the medical provision needs improvement or do not live close to a hospital. Dutch medical staff will be able to return home, a spokeswoman for Artsen zonder Grenzen told Dutch media on Tuesday.

The medical staff – a total of six at a time – will live at the Artsen zonder Grenzen complex in woods near the Veluwe national park for a three week period. The local mayor has informed residents about the plan.

The doctors are nurses will be ‘in principle healthy’ although it cannot be ruled out that they will become ill. ‘They will be able to do shopping and go for walks. We will take their temperature twice a day,’ the spokeswoman said.

According to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation, over 5,100 people have so far died from ebola and 14,000 have been diagnosed with the disease.

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One of those times might be frightening for you to know about, since it was a full cooperation with Gaia for your termination, and a pandemic almost wiped humanity off the map. A pandemic! Now, you say, "What has that got to do with Human consciousness, Kryon?" Pay attention, dear ones, because this is the day where the teaching was given by my partner, and he put together the Nine Human Attributes. One of the attribute sets included three Gaia attributes and one of them was the consciousness of the planet. Gaia is related to Human consciousness!

Are you starting to connect the dots? You are connected to this planet in a profound and spiritual way. As goes humanity goes the planet's consciousness. Gaia, Mother Nature, whatever you want to call it, cooperates with Human consciousness. If you spend 1,000 years killing each other, then Gaia will do its best to cooperate with your desires! Gaia will look at Human consciousness and try to help with what you have shown you like to do! Did you know this role of Gaia with you? It's a partner with you, fast tracking what you give to it. You may wish to review what the indigenous of the planet still understand. Gaia is a partner!

Pandemic: Don't you find it odd that in the last 50 years, when you have a population of seven billion Human Beings, with up to 2,000 airplanes in the air at any given moment, going between almost every conceivable place, that there has not been a pandemic in your lifetime? There have been five starts of potential pandemics over the last 20 years, yet none became serious. Did any of you put this together? Dear ones, when the world was far less populated a few hundred years ago, with no mass travel to spread a virus, there were still millions wiped out by a pandemic. With the increased population and mass travel, there is far more danger today than before. It doesn't make sense, does it? What happened to stop it?

When you know humanity's relationship to Gaia, it makes sense. Gaia is a life-force that is your partner, watching you change the balance of light and dark and reflecting what Humans want. It has polarity, too! Perhaps it's time to start your meditations with thanking your planet Earth for supporting you in the spirituality of your Akash, for always being with you, a life-force that is always present. The ancients started their ceremonies in that way. Have you forgotten?

Ebola

Now, I've just set the stage for the next subject, haven't I? Ebola. Are you afraid yet? Gaia is a life-force that is a part of Human consciousness. My partner put it on the screen today so you could see the connections [during the lecture series]. Now it's time to connect the dots. Dear one, Gaia is in the battle, too, for here comes something scary that you haven't had in your lifetime and you're afraid of it - the potential of a pandemic on the planet.

There's a very famous film that has some dialogue that my partner will quote. Some of you will know it and some of you won't, but here it is: "Have a little fire, scarecrow?" What are you afraid of? Darkness? Gaia is in the battle with you and is actively pursuing solutions through light. The energy of the planet is with you in this fight! The ebola virus is a shock and a surprise. It is propelled by ignorance and fear, so it can flourish. Look at where it started and look at how it gets its ability to continue. It expands its fear and power easily with those who believe it's a curse instead of those who understand the science.

Villages are filled with those who refuse to leave their family members because they believe the disease is a curse! FEAR! Instead of understanding that they should be in isolation from the virus, the family dies together through ignorance and fear. This represents how darkness works. Are you going to become afraid also? Dear ones, ebola will be conquered. Know this and be at peace. Pray for light for those in the villages who are afraid, that they can know more about how to keep the spread of this disease and live to see their families. .”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mum frees Dutch teen jihadi bride, stuck in Turkey with no passport

DutchNews.nl, November 18, 2014

A woman from Maastricht has freed her 19-year-old daughter from the Syrian city of Raqqa but is unable to get her back into the country because her passport has been cancelled, Dutch media report on Tuesday.

The girl, named as Aïcha, is a convert to Islam and travelled to Syria in February when she was 18 to marry Dutch jihadi Omar Yilmaz, a charismatic former soldier with a high media presence. According to media reports, Aïcha, who converted to Islam last summer, got in touch with Yilmaz via internet after he was interviewed on television in January.

According to Limburg media the girl’s mother, named as Monique, she travelled to Turkey in October in an effort to find her daughter and made a second trip last week, despite being told it was too dangerous.

The two managed to leave Syria but were stopped at the Turkish border because the girl does not have a valid passport. The foreign affairs ministry is now involved and the two hope to be back in the Netherlands within a week, the mother’s lawyer Françoise Landerloo is quoted as saying by the NRC.

EenVandaag carried an interview with Monique earlier this year about her struggle to find her ‘blonde, blue-eyed girl who liked going out and playing piano’.

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There's too much information to give you in one channelling, in one sitting, so I refer to past messages for you to better understand and reference the information in order to get the bigger picture. So I wish to remind you of something I also told you in a recent channelling called Do Not Despair. You're winning! It's because you're winning that the dark consciousness on this planet is feeling it, and the humanity that represents darkness is pulling out everything it has to survive.

It Has Always Been There

Let's look at it, because it's all over the news. Are you shocked at the sudden existence of the organization that will remain unnamed [for this channelling]? Where did it come from? How could it be so organized? How could it be so well funded? This organization could have its own country soon! They might as well name it, “The Old Energy Dark Country”, for that's what it will represent.

The barbaric past of humanity comes forward to show its face. It has always been there, hiding under the rocks and between the cracks of civilized humanity. It couldn't show itself until now, but now it has to. It's ugly and it's not for the faint at heart, is it, dear ones? Seeing evil personified in Human action is abhorrent. It is so ugly and so dark that you cannot look upon it with a gentle heart. God is not a part of it and this is obvious.

You're winning! Light is winning! The uprising of dark consciousness would not have shown itself with this strength, or this quickly, if this were not so. This is exactly what I told you to look for, and it is proof that those representing this dark consciousness are in trouble. Dear ones, dark consciousness has always had a tried-and-true system. It lurks in the shadows and influences all the power places of the planet - government, commerce, finance. Suddenly, it can't hide there as well anymore and it's out in the open.

Where is the funding coming from? It is coming from a storehouse that has always been there, dear ones. It uses income that has been generated from low consciousness acts, collected for a very long time. Funding didn't just appear. It has been stored, waiting to be used in order to spread fear and darkness to save what they believe is their way.

Who Will Win?

Dear ones, they haven't got a chance! But it looks like they do, doesn't it? Everything that they are doing is calculated to scare you into submission. Are they winning? Now, that's a question I want you to take from here and examine every day.

Fear is black. If you're in fear, there is no light. You can be the grandest Lightworker, or even be the channeller, but if you're in fear, it doesn't matter how many years you've done light work, or how much light you've accumulated personally. It all goes away with fear, and then they've won the battle for your mind. Do you understand this?

The Strength of the Old Soul - YOU

Old souls, Lightworkers reading this, the experiences you have had over lifetimes and lifetimes are incredible! The old soul knows fear. I don't want to be too graphic, but I want you to understand! What was it like when you put your head in the guillotine because you talked about God in a way that was inappropriate? What was it like to be bound hand and foot when they lit the match at your feet? Old soul, that's fear! You carry those experiences in your Akash.

I want to tell you they haven't got a chance to scare you! You absolutely know what fear is, and they haven't got a chance as long as you cling to that part of you that is the strength of God. You've been through it all. That means you've got the weapons of truth, wisdom and light. Don't forget it. Don't forget who you are!

Do you see how fast they assembled? It seemed like only yesterday that there was no organization at all. Where did they come from? Have you noticed a certain hesitancy to fight them? Why is it that the citizens of the lands that they are invading are hesitant to fight them? Instead, these leaders are calling on others to help. Why is it that the others are also hesitant? I want to show you that there are some anomalies of logic that are not making sense, because this is a battle you have never seen before on this planet. We've expected it, but you haven't. It's about consciousness, not land or resources.

How to Win?

We gave you the secret before of how to defeat them without taking even one life: Simply take away their funding. They cannot exist without their funding. The funding has to be organized, stored, and distributed. It has to be generated in such a way that it must also go through institutions. Did you hear that? All you have to do is stop the system. Winning won't be done with bombing. It's going to be done with intelligence, clever thinking and financial forensics. It's time to get smart on some of these things and not to be afraid to look at this puzzle differently than you have before. Do not apply the energy they are using in order to fight them, because you won't win. Figure it out. It's the last bastion of organized darkness and evil thinking on this planet coming together to try to survive the assault of your light. Don't be afraid to look at the funding trail, no matter where it takes you.

Fear is Their Weapon

I want you to know something as you look at your news. It may appear that you are unable to stop them. In many places, they will gain strength as they create fear. The fear is easily created in those who are not old souls and who don't know fear like you do and who don't have the armor of your spiritual experiences. This puts you in the front line, dear one. Did you realize that? But you don't have to go fight them on their terms. All you have to do is broadcast light. High consciousness will beat fear any day.. .”