Red deer on video


This video from the Netherlands is about red deer.

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Dutch bird nest webcams working again


This video series is about the Dutch bird nest webcams during the 2017 nesting season.

Today, the Dutch bird nest webcams have started working again for the new 2018 nesting season.

Which species are on the webcams? Tawny owl. Sea eagle. White stork. Little owl. Barn owl. Peregrine falcon.

Soon, the kingfisher and great tit webcams will work as well.

Animals’ Valentine’s Day, video


This 14 February 2018 video from South Holland province in the Netherlands for Valentine’s Day is about animals in love.

Dutch Foreign Minister resigns in lies about Russia scandal


Dutch ex-Minister Halbe Zijlstra at football match

This photoshopped picture shows Dutch politician Halbe Zijlstra, supposedly present at a match of the Dutch national football team. This picture and many similar ones mock Zijlstra about lying that he supposedly met Russian President Putin.

Today, Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra of the right-wing VVD party has resigned.

He resigned because of a scandal: the lies which he told about supposedly meeting President Putin at Putin’s dacha (second home) in 2006, when Zijlstra was a Shell employee.

Putin supposedly then, according to Zijlstra, said he wanted a ‘Greater Russia’, consisting of ‘Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic States, and Kazakhstan was nice to have’.

Yesterday, Minister Zijlstra admitted he had lied: he had never met Putin. However, he apparently had thought this lie would do well at the congress of his party to incite delegates into demanding spending more taxpayers’ money on defence war, leading to more profits for defence merchants of death corporations.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Rutte, a VVD member like Zijlstra, claimed that Zijlstra lying was not good, but that the could continue as foreign minister. As the lying supposedly was only that Zijlstra himself had heard Putin speak aggressive militarist language. Zijlstra and Rutte yesterday claimed that Zijlstra heard about Putin speaking aggressive militarist language from another person who indeed had met Putin.

Today, it turned out  that Zijlstra had not only lied about meeting Putin, but about what Putin had supposedly said as well. Zijlstra had heard about a talk with Putin from his boss, then Shell oil CEO Jeroen van der Veer. Van der Veer said, however, that Zijlstra had twisted Van der Veer’s words about what Putin had said. Putin had used the phrase ‘Greater Russia’ not in an aggressive military sense, but in saying Russia used to be bigger long ago. Van der Veer had also not mentioned to Zijlstra that Putin supposedly named countries like Kazakhstan, and the expression ‘nice to have’ was not Putin’s or Van der Veer’s, but a product of Zijlstra’s imagination.

Grey heron causes traffic jam


This photo from the Netherlands today shows a grey heron on the A7 motorway between Zaanstad and Hoorn, near Avenhorn village in the Netherlands.

The bird caused a traffic jam.

Emergency were on their way to remove the heron.

However, the bird flew away itself.

Dutch Foreign Minister mocked on Twitter for lies on Russia


This video shows part of a speech by the present Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra at the 2016 congress of the VVD, his right-wing political party.

In that speech, and also to Dutch media, Zijlstra claimed that he had met Russian President Putin at his dacha (second home) in 2006, when Zijlstra was a Shell employee. Putin supposedly then said he wanted a ‘Greater Russia’, consisting of ‘Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic States, and Kazakhstan was nice to have’.

Today, Minister Zijlstra admitted he had lied: he had never met Putin. However, he apparently had thought this lie would do well at the congress of his party to incite delegates into demanding spending more taxpayers’ money on defence war, leading to more profits for defence merchants of death corporations.

Dutch Official Admits Lying About Meeting With Putin: Is Fake News Used by Russia or About Russia? Here.

Zijlstra’s lies led to much mockery on Twitter.

People made tweets with Halbe Zijlstra’s head photoshopped on photos of various events where he had not been present either. These tweets are at the Twitter hashtag #HalbeWasErbij (Halbe was present). Some examples:

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the murder of United States President John F Kennedy in 1963.

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the ‘I have a dream’ speech by Dr Martin Luther King Junior in Washington DC in 1963.

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the 1944 D-Day invasion of France by allied soldiers.

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by Roman empire soldiers.

Zijlstra at Winter Olympics

This tweet shows Zijlstra was supposedly present at the Winter Olympics in Korea, winning a short track speed skating race.