The oncologist welcomed us with a big smile. He had good news: the cancer marker was lower en the scan did not show new metastases.
One year ago my wife got the news that she had cancer in both breasts with metastases in her hip.
She spent six weeks in hospital and it was a miracle that she survived.
The cancer cannot be stopped, slowed down at best.
And now we got this good news, reason to go for a short holiday: a cruise along the Norwegian coast.
Today we arrived in…
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Today it is 66 years ago that the world witnessed the mass murder of Hiroshima. This birthday was not the breaking news, all attention got the us credit down grade. This rate cut was not unexpected, we all know that the country will never pay the debts. Debts are payed with new debts. We call it a ponzi scheme, but politicians have other names for this crime. Today the US has joined the world of the PIGS countries. Welcome!
In Europe the situation is not much better. The market…
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Greece finance ministre Venizelos said that it was the patriotic duty of Greeks to pump their cash hoardings back into the economy. "They should for reasons of participation in the national effort to revive the economy, return them to banks," he said.
Patriotic duty... is this a new word from our politicians? We do not hear the word patriotic very often in Europe. Patrotism died in the trenches in Flandres almost 100 years ago.
I fear that very few Greek will comply with his…Continue
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Some good news for animals in the Netherlands?
In the Netherlands, the left wingers see this ritual slaughter as cruelty to animals, whereas the christian parties see freedom of a human being…
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We have seen Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom... Today we are witnessing the Lunatic Odyssey Dawn, a 'limited military action in Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians'.
Is this the start of new wars to protect the civilians of Iran, the civilians of Bahrain, the civilians of Oman, the civilians of Gaza, the civilians of Yemen, the civilians of Syria, the civilians of Saudi Arabia?
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After 23 years of one-man rule, it took only 23 days to topple Tunisia's Zine El Abedine Ben Ali. Ben Ali fled his country like a thief in the night. Could this happen in Egypt too?
One million people demonstrated peacefully against Mubarak. All they wanted…Continue
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Now other countries are interfering with the situation in Egypt. Saudi Arabia condemned the…Continue
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Inspired by the Tunesian revolution, the Egyptians have occupied the streets. They demand…Continue
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This afternoon we decided to go to the oriental market, a large covered bazaar with hundreds of shops where products are sold from throughout the Middle East.
I wanted to buy shaving cream, the quality of Turkish soap is unsurpassed. After some haggling I could buy my favorite brand for half the…Continue
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The low-pressure system known as "Petra" dropped up a load of fresh snow and brought highways to a halt, closed airports and caused chilly mayhem across the country.Continue
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Dutch troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan. The final contingent of 250 Dutch soldiers out of the almost 2,000 deployed to the region, will be withdrawn on Sunday.
Qari Yusuf Ahmadii,…Continue
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My morning newspaper showed recently a photo of President Obama and Russian President Medvedev on the front page. They enjoyed a presidential meal in a burger shack: burgers with French fries and cola.
"That shows the cultural difference, dad" said my son, watching the photo. "Could…Continue
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A retired U.S. general John Sheehan, a former NATO commander, has made a statement today saying he believes that Dutch troops failed to defend against the 1995 genocide in the Bosnian war because the army was weakened. Part of…Continue
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Moody’s warns today there will soon be “downward pressure” on the U.S. AAA credit rating.
The U.S. and the U.K. have moved “substantially” closer to losing their AAA credit ratings as the cost of servicing their debt rose, according to Moody’s Investors Service.…Continue
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Venezuela has severe energy shortages caused by a lack of rain. Water levels have dropped to critical lows behind the Guri Dam, which supplies roughly 70 percent of Venezuela's electricity.…Continue
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One of my hobbies is model railways, so I read with interest President Obama's plan to build regional high-speed rail routes in the United States. These regional routes include a Chicago Hub, a California corridor and a southeast…Continue
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